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Head of Metadata Production, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University Library invites applicants for the position of Head of Metadata Production.  Reporting to the Head of Metadata Services, the Head of Metadata Production will lead the unit that creates metadata for all formats in print and digital collections. The unit is currently expanding its role beyond MARC-based cataloging, to ensure that Brown University Library's digital materials also benefit from the skill and expertise in the Metadata Production unit. The successful candidate will have the knowledge and initiative to recognize and take full advantage of transformational opportunities as standards and tools for resource description of physical and digital collections continue to evolve.

The head of Metadata Production is a creative, detail-oriented and collaborative manager, capable of leading the work of the metadata production unit in a changing environment. The position manages 6 staff members engaged in adaptive cataloging, metadata creation, and archival arrangement and description, including creation of EAD finding aids. This position is responsible for developing workflows, reviewing staff work, and designing and providing training for the unit. This position also performs both original and complex adaptive cataloging and advises on database maintenance projects. The incumbent participates in the assessment and continuous improvement of operations and services, coordinates the Brown University Library NACO program, and collaborates with colleagues in the development and maintenance of local metadata policies.

 

Job qualifications

  • Required education: MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of successful experience in staff supervision in a library environment or successful training experience in cataloging/metadata
  • Minimum 3 years of experience and demonstrated proficiency with OCLC Connexion and an ILS/LSP
  • Minimum 5 years of experience and demonstrated proficiency with current cataloging rules and standards (RDA, LC-PCC PSs, LC vocabularies, MARC21, etc.) and a variety of metadata schema (MODS, EAD, etc.).
  • Knowledge of or demonstrated interest in BIBFRAME and LRM development and other library applications of linked open data.
  • Thorough understanding of the relationship between bibliographic and authority records in an automated environment, including discovery system functionality generated from MARC and non-MARC metadata.
  • Interest in developing metadata practices and technologies.
  • Excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace. 
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language
  • Interest in serving the needs of the Brown community of users and in maximizing access to the library resources.
  • Experience in working with bargaining unit staff is preferred.



To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ154170 .  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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Technical Services Archivist, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Cornell University Library's Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives seeks qualified candidates for the position of Technical Services Archivist. Reporting to the Director of the Kheel Center, the Technical Services Archivist administers the intake of accessions, in all formats, and manages processing, preservation, and description of rare and manuscript physical collections and the records of the ILR School at Cornell to ensure their long-term care and discoverability. Additionally, the Technical Services Archivist maintains a collection management database, supervises 1 FTE and student assistants, and oversees on-site collection storage and technical services work areas.

 

The Kheel Center is at an exciting point in its 70 year history with strategic collection initiatives, virtually no processing backlog, and interest in new collection management systems and tools. At Kheel, the Technical Services Archivist will have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues, participate in priority-setting and decision-making processes, and create new initiatives. The successful candidate also will participate in an organization that champions staff development, empowerment, teamwork, practical innovation, and diversity and inclusion.

 

Key opportunities:

  • Collaborate with the inaugural Gordon and Marjorie Osborne Textile Industry Curator to devise technical services workflows for the recently-acquired American Textile History Museum collections.
  • Collaborate with the Digital Archivist on workflows for digital acquisitions and for managing intellectual relationships between physical holdings and digitized surrogates.
  • Lead the Kheel Center's evaluation of archives management tools and systems.
  • Initiate projects that improve collection preservation, management, discoverability, and on-site storage and technical services work areas.

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises and evaluates the work of 1 FTE and 2-5 student assistants.
  • Manages the documentation and workflows for accessioning and deaccessioning activities.
  • Establishes and documents workflows for processing, including appraisal, and ensures best practices are followed.
  • Maintains the collection management database for processing, tracking, metadata generation, and stacks management.
  • Creates and edits finding aids for inclusion in EAD guides and MARC records.
  • Identifies and suggests remedies for preservation issues for new and existing accessions, in consultation with Kheel Center and CUL colleagues.
  • Oversees collection management activities for on-site storage and technical services work areas, plans collection shifts, and conducts environmental reviews.
  • Works with vendors to maintain the mobile shelving system in on-site storage and collaborates with colleagues on space planning and remote storage usage.
  • Coordinates the ILR School's records management program.
  • Maintains supplies for collection processing and storage.
  • Maintains activity in professional organizations and serves on appropriate CUL, ILR School, and University committees and groups.
  • Actively pursues scholarly interests in areas of archives, labor history, or other fields relevant to the position.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in archival administration, library/information science, or the equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of full-time, professional work in an archives setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of appraisal, arrangement, and description of personal papers and organizational records, across formats, including born-digital.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying current descriptive and metadata standards, such as DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, and MARC.
  • Knowledge of preservation best practices and standards for archival materials.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to copyright, privacy, and records restrictions.
  • Superior analytical, writing, and organizing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, flexibility, and ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Proven ability to cultivate an environment of diversity and inclusion.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Archival experience, knowledge, or coursework in US labor history
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, with strong project management skills, and the ability to use considerable judgment and take initiative.
  • Knowledge of records management best practices.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft programming languages.
  • Knowledge of archives management tools, such as ArchivesSpace, or the demonstrated ability to learn new tools and systems.

 

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

 

Environment:  The Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives is part of the Catherwood Library, the premier repository for the study of employment and the workplace, serving Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

The Kheel Center's holdings include rich manuscript and media collections pertaining to labor unions, business history, management theory and practice, and labor relations. As part of the Martin P. Catherwood Library, Kheel supports the curriculum and research interests of Cornell's ILR School and attracts scholars from all over the world. Catherwood Library is the nation's most comprehensive library for workplace issues, specializing in labor history and law, human resources, collective bargaining, organizational behavior, and international and comparative labor movements.

One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library provides significant collaborative opportunities in support of 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, and responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.

 

Benefits:  Our comprehensive benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, university retirement contributions, childcare and adoption assistance, and child tuition reimbursement. Professional travel funding is available. The incoming academic rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate, with an anticipated salary range of $55,000-$65,000.

 

How to Apply:  The application deadline is April 19, 2019. All candidates must apply via the Cornell University Careers site at:  https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Technical-Services-Archivist--Kheel-Center-for-Labor-Management-Documentation---Archives_WDR-00018305-1 . Please include one document that contains a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references (pdf preferred).

 

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 254-7232, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at equalopportunity@cornell.edu.

 

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

 

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.

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Digital Initiatives and Special Collections Librarian, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as Digital Initiatives and Special Collections Librarian at the rank of Librarian III.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Resource Management, the Digital Initiatives and Special Collections Librarian leads and manages the University's digital initiatives and special collections activities, including its digital repository and archival collections. The Librarian also coordinates planning, implementation, and monitoring of digital projects, creates metadata, develops and conducts outreach, and assesses the effectiveness of collections, initiatives, and services.

 

Department Overview:

The David and Lorraine Cheng Library is a major center of activity within William Paterson University, admired for its high standards of customer service and commitment to student success.  The University's institutional repository and special collections showcase works of William Paterson University faculty, students, and staff and seeks to documents the history and life of the institution as well as the surrounding community. 

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the William Paterson University institutional repository (IR) at Cheng Library; develop and maintain necessary infrastructures.
  • Formulate strategies, policies, procedures and best practices for managing workflows related to digital projects and digital preservation. 
  • Identify and actively recruit content for the IR.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various University constituents to promote awareness and participation in digital projects and initiatives. 
  • Provide leadership and planning for building, processing, and maintaining special collections in a variety of formats.
  • Lead the development of procedures and guidelines for Special Collections.
  • Provide leadership in identifying grant opportunities to support digital initiatives, special collections, and related infrastructure and activities.
  • Serves as a liaison to assigned departments in collection development activities.
  • Participate in the Library's User Education program.
  • Participate in the reference rotation as needed.  
  • Serve on Library, University, regional and national committees as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and appropriate for the position.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's in Library Science (by time of appointment).
  • Second master's degree required (by time of application for tenure).  
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with digital image file formats, file format conversion and related software, image editing applications, and appropriate metadata schemes.
  • Experience developing web applications with programming languages.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service.
  • Evidence of commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Second master's degree preferred at time of appointment. 
  • Evidence of being able to communicate effectively in oral and written format
  • Experience or coursework related to archives and special collections, organizing and managing an institutional repository and/or digital preservation projects.
  • Evidence of having excellent organizational skills, including ability to comply with policies and procedures, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines.

Personal attributes and traits:

  • Track record of exhibiting emotional intelligence with an ability to remain rational and in control when facing a problem or crisis.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and collegial with a demonstrated enjoyment and positive attitude toward job and career.
  • Capacity to objectively listen to understand and interpret what others are saying.
  • Able to treat others fairly regardless of personal biases or beliefs.

 

About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City. 

 

Invitation to apply:

Please click to apply for the position.

 

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

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

 

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

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

 

Please email talent@wpunj.edu for general questions regarding this search.

The Clery Act (The Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the University Police Department website at the Clery Act page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the University Police Department upon request.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Evening Reference & Instruction Librarian, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

This position is responsible for providing reference desk services and library instruction, as well as contributing to other library activities. This is a combined day/evening/Sunday position. The work schedule is Sunday-Thursday, 11:00am - 7:00pm.


Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

  • The position's primary responsibility is evening instruction in the use of the library's resources and services, with special focus on Art & Design department. The reference librarian assists library users (in-person, via phone, or virtual platforms) to access, retrieve and apply information from a variety of physical and online materials. This position leads responsibilities in Art & Design; however, the librarian will also support responsibilities in other subjects. Librarian supports remote users who may be primarily online or off-site. Librarian helps users trouble-shoot technical issues related to accessing electronic databases both on-and off campus. In-library printer, photocopier, and similar trouble-shooting and maintenance is also required.
  • The reference librarian develops and teaches library instruction classes including first-year introductory sessions, course-related instruction, topical workshops, and individual consultation by appointment with students, faculty, and staff. Library instruction involves primarily the effective use of electronic information resources.
  • The position participates in collection development. The reference librarian identifies, evaluates, and recommends for purchase printed and online resources. S/he reviews the collection and recommends titles for withdrawal.
  • The position creates and regularly maintains Web-based library guides and Web pages (including blog entries, Facebook, Twitter posts, etc.) to inform and instruct users and facilitate access to library resources.
  • The reference librarian contributes to identification of emerging information technologies relevant to the Reference department and the library as a whole, and also contributes to the planning and improvement of the library's online presence.

 

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree, with three to five years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Must have a demonstrated knowledge of research database features and functions, information technologies, research skills, and a proficiency at locating and procuring resources for users.
  • Effective training and teaching skills in group and one-on-one settings.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills and ability to utilize and troubleshoot a wide range of machine technologies and online access issues.
  • Strong public service skills working with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and community people.
  • Must be committed to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness. 
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 

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

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Instruction and Assessment Librarian, Soka University of America (SUA), Aliso Viejo, CA

Soka University of America (SUA) invites applications for a Full-Time Instruction and Assessment Librarian. We are looking for a creative, engaging, and enthusiastic team member with a commitment to providing excellent information literacy instruction to meet the academic needs of SUA students, faculty, and staff members.

 

 

Essential Duties:

  • Following the standards set by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), develop and use appropriate learning objectives and assessment procedures to ensure a consistent and effective information literacy program.
  • Collaborate with faculty and teach information literacy skills. Integrate the learning opportunities into their courses.
  • Provide reference/research help to the campus community and conduct library orientations for incoming students and new faculty and staff members.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records of reference and instruction activities, analyze collected data, and write reports.
  • Create and maintain LibGuides related to the graduate program's coursework specifically and to information literacy skills in general.
  • Review syllabi and communicate with professors to recommend new resources to be added to the library collection in order to meet the changing needs of the campus community.
  • Stay informed of changes made to library databases, collections, and services; and promote these resources to the campus community by writing monthly articles for SUA Today on behalf of the library, posting announcements on the library's Facebook page, and participating in the library's annual cafeteria outreach event.

 

 

Other Duties:

  • Perform general Circulation Desk duties, which includes assisting patrons with equipment available in the library.
  • Attend library staff meetings, relevant meetings with other campus entities, and on-campus events where there are opportunities to engage with students, staff, and faculty.
  • Test and evaluate new electronic products for possible addition to the library's online holdings.
  • Participate in professional development activities related to job responsibilities and make use of relevant LIS resources, such as list-servs, to stay informed about the field.
  • Accept other assignments from the Director of the Library as the university develops.

 

This position will include some weeknight and/or weekend hours.

 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Information and/or Library Science from an ALA-accredited school
  • Three years of working experience providing reference services, offering information literacy instruction, and assessing student and program outcomes at an accredited university library
  • Ability to provide responsive service to the entire academic community with tact, courtesy, and an attitude of "going the extra mile"
  • Ability to design and offer engaging, student-centered instruction
  • Capacity for developing and sustaining effective relationships with students, faculty, and staff
  • Ability to work independently, exercising excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and adjust priorities in a changing environment
  • High ethical and professional standards
  • Knowledge of and eagerness to learn about new technologies and their applications to instruction and reference services
  • Working knowledge of copyright law
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills in English
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe products

 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Advanced degree in Education to support the students and faculty of the MA program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change
  • Experience writing reports for WASC accreditation or for similar accreditation processes
  • Experience with LibGuides and OCLC WorldShare Management Services
  • Ability to read one or more of the foreign languages taught at SUA--Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish--to support collection development of pertinent resources
  • Experience providing services for students from diverse backgrounds

 

 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check.

 

To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to: 

 

Human Resources

Re: Full-time Reference and Instruction Librarian

Soka University of America

1 University Drive,

Aliso Viejo, CA  92656

E-mail: jobs@soka.edu

 

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer

 

 

 

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Assistant Librarian (Part Time), Labouré College, Milton, MA

Labouré College seeks a Part-Time/Assistant Librarian to work 25 hours per week. This position requires evening hours and some Saturdays. Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Assistant Librarian assists in planning, implementing and evaluating instructional support services.

 

The Labouré College Library provides students and instructors with the infrastructure and resources necessary to support effective teaching and learning. This includes planning for future growth and innovation, providing dynamic leadership in the College's mission, updating library holdings, and maintaining electronic resources. It is expected that the librarian will have knowledge of a wide variety of scholarly and public information sources and must follow trends related to publishing, computers, and media to oversee the selection and organization of library materials. 



Essential Job Functions

  • Instructs users in finding and evaluating print and electronic resources.
  • Resolves issues that arise in the library.
  • Supervises work-study and seasonal part-time library workers.
  • Troubleshoots issues related to patron off-campus access to electronic resources.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to create online tutorials, guides, videos, and other instructional materials.
  • Teaches evening library instruction sessions in a variety of disciplines.
  • Participates in collection development and maintenance.
  • Compiles reports as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate must have the ability to interact well with students, faculty, and staff.

Students currently enrolled in an MLS program accredited by the American Library Association are encouraged to apply.

 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in practicing assessment techniques and utilizing assessments to improve library services.
  • Familiarity with current information literacy theory, practice and assessment.
  • Demonstrated interest in learning and using emerging technologies to improve library services and instruction, including the ability to create tutorials and other learning objects.
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural competence and pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for teaching and working with students.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of teams.
  • Knowledge of and experience with library management systems. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with learning management systems. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative academic library environment. 
  • Competency in original cataloging, including current and emerging resource description and taxonomy formats, and ability to apply them in academic library settings to a variety of resource types. Information literacy teaching experience at the general undergraduate level and/or at the graduate level.
  • Bilingual 

This position requires the ability to lift boxes weighing up to twenty five poundsand to transport materials loaded onto wheeled carts. 

 

Education Required:

  • BA/BS
  • MLS



To Apply:

Please visit the following link to view the full description and apply. 

 

Laboure College is a non-profit institution with a Catholic-guided mission. The College honors and welcomes all faith traditions. Minority, veteran and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Laboure College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics and other categories as protected by Massachusetts law. Laboure College expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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Assistant Professor, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

The Department of Library and Information Studies in the Dewar College of Education and Human Services at Valdosta State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Desired Start Date: August 1, 2019.

Applications must be received by April 19, 2019.

Applications accepted only through Valdosta State University's online employment portal at: https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/18125.

Applicants will be expected to teach in a variety of library and information studies curricular areas; conduct, present, and publish relevant scholarly research or equivalent activities; advise graduate students regarding course selection and program completion; 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).

The successful candidate will be required to maintain a physical presence at the campus during the work week.

For more information about the position contact Dr. Linda Most, Head, via email lrmost@valdosta.edu or phone 229-333-5966.

 

Required Qualifications

Earned doctorate in Library and Information Studies or closely related field (PhD or Ed.D.) and 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 in one of the following areas of LIS practice:

  • Management of information institutions
  • Information services and materials for children and young adults
  • Applied information technologies in information centers
  • Foundations of library and information science
  • Research Methods in Information Studies
  • Management of Information Resources and Collections
  • 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.

 

Compliance Requirements

Position Requires completion of VSU's Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker's Compensation.

Position Requires a Criminal Background Check.

Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).

 

 

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Library Technician 3, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

The Valley Library at Oregon State University (OSU) has an opening for someone that is looking to work for an organization that values civility, respect, and inclusivity. We are looking to hire a Library Technician 3 staff member in the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing (RAS) Department at OSU's main campus library.  The person in this position will work on facilitating orders and purchase requests, fostering vendor and customer relationships, improving and documenting work-flows, and so much more! This is a dynamic, forward-thinking position in a work environment that promotes leadership, growth, and independent decision-making. 

 

Mininum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree plus two years of current (within 5 years) experience in a Library; OR 4 years of current library experience. 
  • Advanced proficiency in multiple library specific computer applications, e.g., integrated library systems, database applications, institutional repository; content management systems.

Some positions may also require in-depth knowledge of specialty area(s), e.g., original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, serials management, ILL management, government documents, image resources, music.

 

OSU offers great benefits for their employees. The monthly salary for this position will fall within the range of $2825-$4259. Starting salary range is commensurate with experience.

 

To read the full job description and apply for the job, please visit:  https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/73552 Posting number: P002029CT  

 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 1, 2019.  

 

OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.   

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, CT

The Reference & Instruction Librarian position is a proactive, innovative, student-oriented teaching librarian with proven success in instructional design and curriculum development to lead our expanding metaliteracy program and join our team-oriented library. Challenging opportunity for a self-starter to design new curriculum, collaborate with teaching faculty, deliver and assess instruction that incorporates emerging information technologies, create and assess active learning environments on-ground and online. Position requires scheduling flexibility to teach occasional evening classes in both Danielson and Willimantic.


Anticipated Starting Date: June 2019


Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited program by the time of employment.
  • Strong commitment to public services and demonstrated passion for teaching information literacy skills to classes and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction; to teach, and to create engaging learning spaces both on-ground and online; to motivate students; and, to assess learning and program outcomes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends in instructional design, student learning, and assessment.
  • Demonstrated skills with web productivity tools, learning management systems, content management and curation platforms.
  • Essential skills include effective interpersonal, oral, written and multimedia communication and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and community members.


Strongly Preferred:

  • Instructional design certificate or teaching certification.
  • 2+ years related teaching or instructional design experience for online, blended/hybrid, and on-ground courses.
  • 1+ year related reference experience in an educational setting or academic library experience.
  • Familiarity with and dedication to creating accessible content, including familiarity with WCAG.
  • Demonstrated success designing curriculum within the ACRL Framework.
  • Familiarity with Ex Libris Primo and Alma.

Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional experience with: innovative teaching technologies; Blackboard Learn or other LMS; LibGuides or similar content management and curation platform; video production, editing, and animation tools; web design; discovery tools and ILMS; the ability to conceptualize, communicate and execute plans to meet short- and longterm goals; and, enthusiasm for tackling all aspects of the job description with creativity and flexibility.


Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are invited to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and provide appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.


Responsibilities: Working under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the candidate performs a broad range of professional library services, including metaliteracy instruction design, delivery, and assessment; reference services; technical services, and collection development.


Salary: $63,093 per year (CCP 18) plus a full State of Connecticut benefits package


Application Deadline: April 8, 2019


Application Procedure: E-mail a completed Community College Application (found at http://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/Employment-Application.pdf), a current résumé, cover letter, and unofficial transcript(s) to: Stephanie Wilcox, Human Resources Assistant - swilcox@qvcc.edu


Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.


Quinebaug Valley Community College 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 in its programs or activities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Paul Martland, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, , EEO Officer and Title IX Coordinator, , 860-932-4124; Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

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Part-Time Adjunct Faculty Members, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

The School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC) is seeking qualified applicants for part-time adjunct faculty for online courses in both Library and Information Science. Adjunct Faculty appointments are per semester, contingent upon enrollment. We seek candidates that hold (preferable) or is pursuing a PhD in their respective fields, and are able to teach in the upcoming summer session and possibly fall session, starting on May 1, 2019. 


At SLIS, we engage in research and service to provide accredited educational pathways in library science and information sciences. We serve the public interest and critical workforce needs globally in areas related to organizing information, and making it accessible and useful. We offer two degrees: Master of Library Science (with concentrations in Academic, Public, Special, Digital and School Librarianship, and, Archives and Records Management), and a Master of Information Sciences (with concentrations in Strategic Information Management, Networking and Communications, and Health Informatics). 


Below are the courses for which adjuncts are sought. If qualified and interested, please submit your resume to aphilpott@nccu.edu by Monday, April 1, 2019 for immediate consideration. After review, selected applicants will be contacted and invited to formally apply. 


LSIS 5000 • Foundations of Librarianship and Information Services The history and development of librarianship and information science, the functions of information-oriented agencies, the professional ethics that guide practitioners, and current trends and issues in the field. 


LSIS 5010 • Information Systems in Organizations The role of information systems in organizations, how they relate to organizational structure, basic concepts such as the systems point of view, the organization of a system, information flow, and the nature of information systems. 


LSIS 5440 • Data-mining and Management with Statistical Analysis Applications Overview of data mining and its application in business. Topics include data mining models such as decision trees, genetic algorithms, neural nets, agent network technology; the data mining process and practical, available data mining tools. 


LSIS 5810 • Research Methods Methods of research relevant in librarianship or information science


North Carolina Central University 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.

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Reference and Instructional Design Librarian, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Central Connecticut State University invites innovative and energetic applicants for a full-time, tenure-track librarian position that will serve on the Library's Reference and Instruction team. The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks that successfully support the research needs of CCSU's students, faculty, and staff. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and to working with a diverse student body. 

 

Required Qualifications:

  •  American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent
  • Three or more years of academic library experience providing reference and instruction to both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of instructional design including creation of lesson plans and/or assignments, and student learning outcomes.
  • Experience with online learning management systems (e.g. Blackboard, D2L "Desire to Learn," Moodle, Canvas)
  • Good interpersonal skills and a demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience working effectively with a highly diverse group of faculty, students, colleagues and the general public

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience teaching a semester long information literacy credit course
  • Familiarity with screen recording and video editing software (e.g. Camtasia, Captivate)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use instructional/e-learning technologies
  • Familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Familiarity with graphic design software to create and enhance instructional learning materials and library marketing materials

 

Application and Appointment

For full consideration, applications must be received by April 15, 2019.  Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  To begin the application process, go to www.ccsu.edu/jobs

CCSU is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Information Literacy and Student Engagement Librarian, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY

The following position requires familiarity with the community college philosophy and the ability to work within a culturally diverse college population.

Title of Position/Rank: Information Literacy and Student Engagement Librarian (Tenure Track)

Department/Division: Center for Learning Resources, Library, Media, and Instructional Technology

 

Responsibilities: 

The Center for Learning Resources, Library, Media & Instructional Technology seeks a Librarian to provide reference services face-to-face and online; deliver course-related instructions, on and off campus, and online; and collaborate with academic departments in assigned liaison areas. The candidate will head a robust information literacy program and conduct outreach services designed to increase student engagement with library services.

The Information Literacy and Student Engagement Librarian will develop standards-driven educational tools and keep informed of trends in early college services to students, including investigating ways to integrate guided pathways and user-focused concepts into library services.  The candidate is also expected to be active in departmental affairs, student life, and college governance. They must have flexibility in performing various tasks, as departmental and library needs change.  The incumbent must be willing to work evenings, as assigned, and on weekends.

 

Required Qualifications: 

The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Master's degree (MLS or MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution. Strong teaching and instructional technology skills required; and excellent oral and written skills are also required. They must be able to work as part of a team.  All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in or knowledge of librarianship in an academic setting preferred. Experience building resources with the Springshare suite of products and familiarity with AMLA/Primo library platform also preferred.

 

Position Effective: Fall 2019

 

Salary & Benefits: The starting salary is $63,570 plus excellent benefits.

 

To Apply: 

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.  You may upload your documents by clicking "here." Send resumes, cover letters, references and copies of transcripts to:humanresources@sunywcc.edu.  Please indicate "Information Literacy and Student Engagement Librarian (Tenure Track)" in the subject line of the email or mail to:Director, Human Resources, Westchester Community College, HR Department, Administration Building- Suite B42, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY  10595; Fax: (914) 606-7838

Deadline for Applications: Priority will be given to applications received by April 8, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence and lifelong learning.

For information, visit http://www.sunywcc.edu/about/jobshuman-resources/.

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ERA Chair Holder on Digital Cultural Heritage, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) Full-time Researcher Position: Special Scientist for Research / Senior Researcher A / ERA Chair Holder on Digital Cultural Heritage at the newly established UNESCO and European Research Area Chairs on Digital Cultural Heritage within the Digital Heritage Research Laboratory (DHRLab) of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of Digital Heritage and Cultural Informatics.

 

The selected scientist will work for fifty-four (54) months within the EU H2020 ERA Chair 'Mnemosyne Project', a unique EU-funded programme bringing together for the first time a worldwide network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectoral educational, research and training programme between academic research, creative industries and key Cultural Heritage stakeholders.

 

Description:

Cultural Heritage is a strategic resource for Europe with high cultural, social, environmental and economic value. The era of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) is now well underway and the European research resource for DCH has grown significantly in recent years worldwide. But the visible contribution of the EU Widening countries to this effort remains relatively weak. The Digital Heritage Research Laboratory (DHRLab) at Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) www.digitalheritagelab.eu has been an exception in this respect, becoming a beacon in the Eastern Mediterranean and for Europe in general, in particular through its leadership of key initiatives in DCH research training and in EU policy co-ordination and support.



Position:

The ERA Chair will be recruited by the host organization of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Cyprus for the duration of fifty-four (54) months under a full employment contract with the possibility of extension. The Chair holder will work closely together with the Director of DHRLab and the team of the UNESCO Chair on DCH and be responsible for the planned research topics and areas. It is noted that for this purpose funding is included in the MNEMOSYNE project for a group of postdoctoral scholars and PhD researchers to assist the Chair, the team at DHRLab and the UNESCO Chair.

An outline of the research topics under consideration (subject to agreement with the ERA Chair) includes:

 

A. Holistic structures and standardization

  •  User-oriented metadata and ontology standards for the description and exchange of DCH data
  • Metadata designs especially of language-based data close to human conceptual systems and gaining insights from data in natural language
  • Innovative tools and methods to extract meaning from digital artefacts, including video recordings, audio recordings, digital images, text, multispectral and thermal
  • Information and 3D representations of objects or scenes
  • Generation and presentation of localized DCH content and its documentation to enhance audience value (in services such as Europeana) for example through efficient and innovative acquisition and deployment of geospatial data.

B. DCH data acquisition

  • Advanced digitisation and approaches such as mass, crowdsourced and on-demand digitisation
  • Methods for crowdsourcing content and allowing user-generated content for DCH in the cloud on cloud-computing for DCH, e.g. by leveraging popular photography
  • The use of UAVs and related technologies in capturing documentation
  • Automated metadata extraction and crowd
  • Realizing the potential of big data management and opportunities created by the vast volume, variety and velocity of mainly unstructured new data, generated every day most for finding and using previously inaccessible European digital content

C. DCH data processing

  • User-oriented metadata and ontology standards for the description and exchange of DCH data
  • Metadata designs especially of language-based data close to human conceptual systems and gaining insights from data in natural language
  • Innovative tools and methods to extract meaning from digital artefacts, including video recordings, audio recordings, digital images, text, multispectral and thermal
  • Information and 3D representations of objects or scenes
  • Generation and presentation of localized DCH content and its documentation to enhance audience value (in services such as Europeana) for example through efficient and innovative acquisition and deployment of geospatial data.

D. Data modelling

  • Data modelling and semantics, including those for Intangible Heritage and the modelling of motion for DCH
  • Classification and typology of objects, sites and monuments and its impact on media display and environments where these can be exhibited
  • Using immersive VR and AR technology (Mixed Reality - MR) to blend and/or emphasize dimensions and detail environmental experiences
  • Interactive environments in DCH e.g. re-creating 3D space through spatial references, imaging and modelling

E. Knowledge management (interpretation)

  • Establishing meaningful narratives (storytelling) for DCH objects which are meaningful to identified user groups for interpretation purposes
  • Using crowdsourcing and the Internet to provide documentation resources for experiencing, contributing and gaining understanding in cultural heritage scenarios
  • Systems for managing and re-using complex documentation and deriving knowledge e.g. for monuments and sites
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in DCH
  • Applying Big Data Analytics to DCH
  • The role and applications of Linked Open Data in enriching DCH information, linking exhibited content to other relevant content to provide greater understanding
  • Curation of digital assets
  • Linking exhibited content to other relevant content to provide greater understanding of the viewed item

F. Preservation

  • Documentation for the preservation of European heritage
  • The virtual or actual reconstruction of destroyed or degraded sites and artefacts including the digital restoration of important monuments destroyed during conflict protecting against or remedying looting and destruction
  • Virtual 'reunification' of CH assets which have been scattered to different parts of Europe and the world

G. Use and re-use

  • Cost reduction and simplification of digital technologies
  • Personalisation and interactivity of viewing experiences in DCH, including the use of social media
  • New types of User Experiences (UX) with DCH that arise from the current 'hardware and software revolution' in the realms of VR/AR; interface selection (e.g. Augmented Reality, holograms) to allow seamless blending of on-site and on-line dimensions
  • Visualisation techniques and their combination in different contexts, drawing on the state of the art in technology and standards e.g. for Interactive Video (IV); Immersive VR (IVR); Augmented Reality (AR); 3D Real-time Editors (game-engines), Ultra High and Giga-Pixel Panoramas; infinite zooming images; VR Wearables and Gesture Recognition Interfaces
  • Inter-disciplinary collaborative research to establish paradigms in socio-economic areas of DCH impact e.g. tourism, education, employment, economic growth
  • Crowdsourcing, co-creation and Citizen Science
  • Using innovative social platforms to multidisciplinary approaches

 

The Applicant Should:

  • Have completed at least a four or five-year education cycle (e.g. Diploma in Engineering, Master's Degree etc.) from a recognized university in Geomatics, Computer- / Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Surveying Engineering and/or BA or MA in Humanities with a focus on e-CH) with at least eleven years of continuous full-time research experience in the above fields, and very good language, communication and implementation skills

  • For this unique position, an earned Doctorate degree from a recognized University is required
    • The qualifications required for this position are the same as those required for the post of a full Professor at the Cyprus University of Technology and, in addition, the following qualifications are required
    • A total of at least eleven years of university / research work or experience of equal value after the award of the doctoral title, out of which, at least four shall be years of university work or holding a post in the rank of Professor in a recognized University or holding a position as a Senior Researcher in a recognized research organization
    • International recognition of scientific work of acknowledged merit, promising an important contribution to science: publication of works, such as articles in international pre-reviewed scientific journals of well-known reputation or monographs or books of internationally recognized publishing companies, substantiating notable autonomous research work

 

Benefits:

The yearly gross salary for this position will be 78.000,00 Euro. From this amount employer and employee contributions to the Cyprus government funds will be deducted. A 13 th monthly salary is incorporated into the monthly gross salary. In addition, health insurance will be funded by the program.

 

About the Hosting Institution:

Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), was established by law in 2004, and enrolled its first students in 2007. With its orientation towards applied research, the University aspires to establish for itself a role in support of the state and society in their efforts to confront problems, which cover all areas of science and technology. CUT involvement in research can be recognized from the fact that within the last four years, projects with more than 30M Euro have been funded.

CUT is an advanced University equipped with the most modern infrastructures and technological equipment which makes it possible to be the strongest on the island in research, with specialized units directed by distinguished professionals. The Digital Heritage Research Laboratory (DHRLab), established in 2013, is directed by Dr. Marinos Ioannides and already works in the digital and holistic documentation of Cultural Heritage Objects as well as contributing to national and European policies for DCH. Moreover, the Lab is very active in 3D Reconstruction and HBIM with a special focus on semantics and symbolic representation.

 

UNESCO Chair on Digital Heritage:

The main scope of this unique Chair is to extend the successful work of the DHRLab and address a full range of key aspects of novel research and innovative developments such as:

  • The e-documentation and analysis of cultural heritage data for both tangible and intangible heritage
  • Technical areas, including 2D and 3D virtual environments (tangible and intangible), archives and collections management systems, web and museum based interactive applications and language technologies
  • Non-technical areas, including testing, economic and social impact evaluation in support of the development of the cultural heritage sector and its opportunities in tourism, entertainment and education

 

Applications must be sent via email at HRecruits@cut.ac.cy with the subject: "Application for Researcher Position (Special Scientist for Research - Senior Researcher A) Position - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Informatics" no later than Friday, Αpril 5th, 2019, 12:00 (noon), which is the deadline for the submission of the applications.

For further information please contact Dr. Marinos Ioannides (Director of the UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage) at marinos.ioannides@cut.ac.cy or through the number +357-25-002020.

 

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Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

The School of Information invites applications for a one-year contracted position for a Career Track (Non-Tenure Eligible) Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science. This position also serves as a coordinator for the Knowledge River Program. The position will begin August 2019. Knowledge River is the foremost graduate program for preparing librarians, archivists, and other information professionals to identify and address the information needs of Latino and Native American populations. The position involves teaching six courses a year online and face-to-face and managing the Knowledge River program.

This position provides health insurance, tuition reduction and other benefits. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. This is a year-to-year contract which may be eligible for renewal. This NTE Assistant Professor appointment qualifies for promotion through a university managed system of promotion for continuing faculty.



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching (60%): Teach online and face-to-face courses for the master of arts program in library and information science (courses in other programs may also be available).  
  • Service (40%): Coordinate all aspects of the Knowledge River program, including recruiting and mentoring KR students in cohort groups and one-to-one; maintain relations with KR alumni, employers and partner organizations; strengthening sustainability through grant writing and fundraising; and advocating for the program with groups such as other faculty, school and college administrators, professionals, and alums. All faculty are expected to serve on committees, participate in faculty meetings, engage in outreach, and participate in related activities.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library and information science.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with a wide variety of people on different types of projects.
  • Effective communication, written and oral, in person and virtually, with administrators, professional communities, colleagues, and students.


Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in library and information science or cognate field.
  • Experience coordinating an academic program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting student learning and leadership through courses, graduate assistantships and internships, and professional development and networking.
  • Successful fundraising in various forms including grant writing and administration, donor relations, and partnership development.
  • Able to function effectively in a network of librarians and other information professionals, prospective and current students, and alums.



Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Information: Career-Track (NTE)

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

To Apply: 

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



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

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

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Library Public Services Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center Public Services Department is seeking an enthusiastic candidate looking for an experience that varies with every changing day. This candidate should be in pursuit of a master's degree in library and information science. 


Weekly, this candidate will provide in-person assistance at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Information Services Desk. These job responsibilities include, but are not limited the following tasks: 

  • Evaluating and answering minor research questions
  • Referring major/in-depth research questions to a subject specialist librarian
  • Assisting patrons with consultation scheduling and directory technology
  • Assist patrons with finding materials in the library stacks
  • Providing directional assistance to library patrons
  • Answering queries from library patrons in-person and on the phone
  • Providing excellent customer services

The successful candidate in this position will work on various access services, public services and technical services tasks including but not limited to: 

  • Creating library and resource guides
  • Some assessment and public services based projects
  • Some opportunities for library literacy instruction
  • Some opportunities for community outreach
  • Serials verification and claiming
  • Other tasks as needed

 

Additional Details: 

The Public Services Intern will be trained to help library patrons with locating books, articles, and other citations, booking group study rooms, using library technology, and with referrals to other library services and staff. 

Basic training in using library databases will enable a successful candidate working in this position to provide expert service to patrons of the Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center as well as develop their own research expertise.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Some course work in Library and Information Science graduate program
  • Experience with an integrated library system; preferably Alma
  • Customer service experience
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Ability to seamlessly maneuver from one work task to another in a service based environment, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis.
  • Ability to lift materials of up to 20-30 lbs., accounting for books, paper reams, etc
  • General understanding of both PC and Apple mobile technology

 

Availability: One position currently available immediately (March 2019)

Pay: $15.00/hour

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week comprised of shifts as noted below:

  • Tuesdays 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Fridays 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Other shifts as needed

 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter including information about your schedule availability:

DaVonne Rooney

davonne@upenn.edu

Please write "Library Public Services Internship" in the subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 

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Scholarly Communication Librarian, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

The Hunt Library, located on the Daytona Beach Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), seeks a Scholarly Communication Librarian to manage the development of Open Educational Resources (OER) for the residential Daytona Beach Campus and the distance learning Worldwide Campus.  Responsibilities include outreach and training for faculty interested in adopting OERs, coordinating liaison librarians to support faculty adoption of OERs, providing reference service on a limited basis, and participating in collection development.

 

Qualifications

 Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science
  • A minimum of two years relevant experience (that may include internships)
  • Experience providing training or instruction
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment and interact with individuals of different backgrounds
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic library experience
  • Library reference experience
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in open educational resources, textbook affordability, or scholarly communication
  • Familiarity with institutional repository systems
  • Experience coordinating teams or supervising


A leader in the provision of higher education in the fields of aviation and aerospace, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) offers regionally accredited bachelors', masters' and doctoral degrees. The online bachelors' degree programs were ranked number one in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report (see https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/us-news-ranks-best-online-programs.) For more information on ERAU, seehttp://www.erau.edu/about/index.html. For more information on the Hunt Library, go to http://huntlibrary.erau.edu/about/. Information on the new library facility is available at https://studentunion.erau.edu/.

 

To Apply:

Please reference position #190134 and apply online at http://careers.erau.edu. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (including email addresses). A review of applications will begin on March 25, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. 
 

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Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellowship, Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), Limassol, Cyprus

CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (CUT)

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINNERING and INFORMATICS

UNESCO CHAIR on Digital Cultural Heritage

 

Full Time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher Position (ESR) in the field of

Enrichment of 3D volumetric data with Metadata and Semantics

 

Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) full time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellow Position in the newly established UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage / Digital Heritage Research Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of Enrichment of 3D volumetric objects with Metadata and Semantics: The selected Marie S. Curie ESR will work for thirty six (36) months within the ITN CHANGE Marie S.Curie ITN Project, an EU-funded programme bringing together eight (8) leading European Institutions as full beneficiaries and ten (10) other as partners in a transnational network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectorial research and training programme between academic, research and the industrial partners.

 

Description

Cultural Heritage (CH) is an integral element of Europe, vital for the creation of a common European identity and one of the greatest assets for steering Europe's social, economic development and job creation. However, the current research training activities in CH are fragmented and mostly designed as single-discipline, failing to cover the whole lifecycle of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) research, which is by nature a multi-disciplinary and intersectorial agenda. The CHANGE project will train a new generation of early stage researchers towards a common goal, namely the assessment of changes in tangible cultural heritage objects and their monitoring in the atmosphere and/or during their conservation treatment, using multimodal imaging techniques to complement more traditional analytical techniques. Their research will consist in optimizing capture of data and their analysis, visualisation and management, to ensure a better documentation and long-term preservation of our common European cultural heritage. This work will be carried out within an int erdisciplinary environment involving 5 CH and 4 ICT beneficiary institutions as well as 9 CH, ICT and industrial partners from 8 EU countries.

 

Position Overview

One ESR to be recruited by the host organization of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Cyprus for the duration of three (3) years under full employment contract. The fellow will work on: Development of advanced metadata and semantic model for integrating: (1) paradata of the acquisition technologies and historical and archaeological evidence of CH objects, (2) the argumentation leading to virtual reconstruction and discussing alternatives with the object owners/ stakeholders, (3) the connection of physical and social -historical, constructive, functional, aesthetic and environmental parameters, etc. with 3D/4D documentation of CH objects.

 

Expected Results

A complete online platform for the holistic e-documentation of 3D CH objects: metadata, paradata, semantics, reflecting the interpretation and story of the 3D asset.

 

The Applicant Should: 

  1. Have completed at least a four or five-year education cycle (e.g. Diploma in Engineering, Master's Degree etc.) from a recognized university in Geomatics, Computer- / Electrical Engineering Computer Science, Surveying Engineering and/or BA or MA in Humanities with a focus on e-CH with less than four (4) years of continuous full-time research experience in the above fields, with excellent programming skills and very good language and communication / implementation skills,
  2. At the time of recruitment, not have resided (or carried out his/her main activity e.g. work, studies, etc.) in Cyprus, for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to the reference recruitment date,
  3. Possess excellent knowledge of the English language at a proficiency level (spoken and written)

 

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 years of experience (Post graduate) - According to the H2020 (Marie S. Curie Actions) Regulations. Eligibility rules for the Marie S. Curie fellows can be found at the H2020 MSCA 2018-2020 Work programme:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820msca_en.pdf

 

Research Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary to cover living allowance (2.701,02 Euro - gross salary), mobility (600,00 Euro) plus a family allowance (if the candidate is married: 500,00 Euro), social and health insurance (according to the H2020 Marie S. Curie Actions Programme and CUT regulations).
  • In the context of a personal Career Development Plan, opportunities for international collaboration, attend outstanding conferences/events and exchanges to world-class academic and industrial partners will take place.
  • Registration for a PhD at CUT / UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage, Limassol, Cyprus.
  • Training in a range of state-of-the-art scientific skills, intellectual property management skills and visiting GR language courses at CUT language center, and project
  • Secondment placements within the network's partners (up to max. 30% of the training period).

 

For more details on the fellow salary and other benefits/eligibility criteria please refer to the H2020 Marie S. Curie actions CHANGE website at http://change-itn.eu/and http://change-itn.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Guide_Applicants_shortened.pdf

 

Applicants are requested to submit the following:

  1. Detailed EuroPass - Curriculum Vitae in English - three (3) copies (see also: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae),

    2. Motivation Letter - three (3) copies,

    3. Official certified transcripts of grades from all academic institutions of higher education listed in his/her application, certified copies of degrees, or/and certifications of fulfillment of the required obligations for entering a graduate PhD programme - three (3) copies

   4. Official certified copies of titles in English language - three (3) copies

   5. Names and full address (including valid email) of three referees who, upon request, can provide recommendation letters - three (3) copies

   6. Copies of any related research papers or other significant achievements/work by the applicant - three (3) copies

 

Applications must be submitted in a closed envelop marked as "Application for H2020 Marie S. Curie CHANGE Research Fellow Position (ESR)" - UNESCO CHAIR DCH - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Informatics at the premises of the Cyprus University of Technology, Human Resource Department, 4th Floor, Arch. Kyprianos 31, CY-3036 Limassol via express courier or must be sent via registered post (P.O. Box 50329, CY-3603 Limassol) with a clearly visible post office stamp of a date not later than 31 st of May, 2019, 24:00 which is the deadline for the submission of the applications.

 

Applicants are also requested to send their applications electronically to the email address marinos.ioannides@cut.ac.cybefore the deadline of May 31st2019, however, please note that the electronic submission alone will not be considered as a formal application unless the printed application is received as requested in the previous paragraph.

 

For further information please contact Dr. Marinos Ioannides at email : marinos.ioannides@cut.ac.cy and telephone number +357-25-002020 or visit the website and telephone number +357-25-002020 or visit the website: http://change-itn.eu/

 

Research Fields

Computer Science, Geomatics, Archives, libraries, semantics, ontology, Photogrammetry, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Big Data, Holistic documentation

 

Start of Fellowship: October 1st, 2019

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Associate Dean of University Libraries for Research and Learning Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The University of Washington Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean of University Libraries for Research and Learning Services (RLS).  This is an extraordinary opportunity to create and shape major programs, strategic directions, and innovation in research and learning for one of the nation's premier research libraries.

The Associate Dean will have an opportunity to work with outstanding colleagues and provide leadership for transformational access and research services; teaching and learning programs; digital strategies; scholarly communication; and assessment and marketing of services and programs.

 

The Position

Reporting to the Vice Provost and Dean of University Libraries, the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services (RLS) is responsible for strategic visioning, policy and program development, and oversight of operations, personnel, budget, and overall excellence in the departments that comprise of about 120 staff members in the following RLS departments --Access Services; Research Services; Learning Services; Information Technology Services and Digital Strategies; and Scholarly Communication and Publishing. 

Serving on the Libraries Cabinet, the Associate Dean:

  • Works closely with other senior leaders within and across portfolios to ensure services and collections are responsive to the needs of diverse users
  • Actively contributes to the ongoing stewardship and strategic directions of the Libraries
  • Develops staff at all levels
  • Supports the learning organization
  • Nurtures an inclusive environment that supports diversity and equity
  • Provides leadership at local, state, regional, national, and international levels

 

Salary

$105,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background. An Administrative Stipend will be established at the time of appointment.

 

Rank

Position will be at rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian.

Benefits

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment. 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.

 

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • At least 8 years of successful post-MLS library experience including at least 5 years in a substantive role and relevant leadership experience in an academic or research library.
  • Record of innovation, program implementation and evaluation; ability to articulate a strategic vision for RLS in a rapidly evolving environment.
  • Knowledge of current issues, trends and opportunities in higher education and the implications for scholarly publishing, research and scholarship, learning and pedagogy, access services, and enabling technologies.
  • Energy, creativity, and affinity for productive ambiguity.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective, collaborative, and compassionate leadership in a complex organization.
  • Interest in working with donors and fundraising

Application Instructions

To view the full description and apply, please use the following link. Applications should be received no later than Monday, April 29, 2019.

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

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) statement*
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, if currently employed one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)

* UW Libraries Equity Diversity Inclusion Statement Guidelines

The Libraries is an integral partner in the education, research, clinical care, and service mission of the University. It is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet information and research needs. The UW ranks 2nd among universities in the amount of federal grant and research dollars received with close to 1.5 billion dollars in total research funding. Ranked number 14 in the world in Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings and number 10 in U.S. News and World Report's Global University rankings, the UW was named one of the world's most innovative universities by Reuters.    



About the University of Washington Libraries

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America. 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, 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.

This is an exciting time to consider a leadership role at the University of Washington with the launch of the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. The Libraries aligns its organizational structure on an ongoing basis to more strategically and effectively support the current and future needs of University of Washington researchers and learners. 

Equity is a core value of the UW Libraries and an integral component of the Libraries 2018-2021 Strategic PlanWe aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. We actively support the University in sustaining diversity, creating inclusive experiences for the UW community, and confronting institutional bias and structural racism. In your application, please include a separate statement of no more than one pagedetailing your experience supporting or contributing to equity, diversity and/or inclusion in areas such as, but not limited to, librarianship, professional development (e.g. presentations, publications) and/or service and your vision for supporting or contributing to the Libraries' commitment to providing equitable services and resources to all people, regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin.

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Assistant/Associate Professor (School Media/Digital Youth), North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

The School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) at North Carolina Central University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position with expertise in school media, children and young adult library services , digital youth or related areas. SLIS aims to expand its successful school media program and develop new strategies to serve the educational and research needs of professionals seeking to understand emerging models for educational delivery and youth participation in the new media ecology in K-12 educational settings.

The ideal candidate may fulfill two roles: fulfill two complimentary roles: 1) To teach courses leading to a degree and certification in school media; collaborate with school media colleagues and advise and mentor graduate students in the program; 2) To serve as the administrative director of the SLIS School Media Program.

The faculty position is a 9-month position with opportunities for summer employment through teaching, funded research grants or additional administrative service.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • A Ph.D. from an accredited university earned at the time of appointment, preferably in information science, library science, computer science, data science, public administration, management, public policy, communication and media studies, information systems, education leadership, educational technology, instructional design, law, social science, marketing,or other related fields that emphasize the understanding of expanding access to information and improving the use of information
  • Expertise in and potential for academic scholarship in digital youth or school media including youth and adolescent use of digital technologies
  • Digital literacy
  • News literacy
  • Maker movement
  • Candidates may have additional expertise in the following areas:
    • Leadership and management of libraries, particularly to support academic librarianship, public librarianship;
    • Cataloging, collection development, and reference
    • Digital humanities
    • Museum and cultural studies including museum informatics, archives and records management
    • Health informatics including use of computational tools and methods to explore questions to address healthcare issues
    • Information systems including information retrieval, data science and analytics, visualization, bibliometrics, artificial intelligence, user experience
    • Design for digital experiences including in libraries, community anchor institutions, museums and cultural institutions
    • Systems analysis and design, design thinking
    • Information policy and Information and Society
    • Digital Inclusion
    • Cloud engineering and network development
    • Cybersecurity


Application Instructions: 

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


North Carolina Central University 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.

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Assistant/Associate Professor (Information Science/Information Systems), North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

The School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) at North Carolina Central University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus in information science to begin on August 1, 2019. 
With a multidisciplinary approach in library science, SLIS seeks applicants who examine contemporary approaches to the collection, organization, preservation and dissemination of information resources or study the societal, political economy, or cultural aspects of information.

We seek a candidate with expertise to conduct research and teach graduate courses effectively in all delivery modes in at least one of the following areas covering: strategic information management, network and communication management, database, cybersecutity, museum informatics, data science, artificial intelligence, digital government or other related areas.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The ideal candidate will bring expertise in at least one or more areas including, but not limited to:

  • A Ph.D. from an accredited university earned at the time of appointment, preferably in information science, library science, computer science, data science, public administration, management, public policy, communication and media studies, information systems, education leadership, educational technology, instructional design, law, social science, marketing, or other related fields that emphasize the understanding of expanding access to information and improving the use of information
  • Information systems including information retrieval, data science and analytics, visualization, bibliometrics, artificial intelligence, user experience
  • Digital humanities
  • Museum and cultural studies including museum informatics, archives and records management
  • Health informatics including use of computational tools and methods to explore questions to address healthcare issues
  • Design for digital experiences including in libraries, community anchor institutions, museums and cultural institutions
  • Systems analysis and design, design thinking
  • Information policy and Information and Society
  • Digital Inclusion
  • Cloud engineering and network development
  • Cybersecurity


Application Instructions: 

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 


North Carolina Central University 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.

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Assistant/Associate Professor (Library and Information Science), North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

The School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) at North Carolina Central University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus in library and information science and related areas to begin on August 1, 2019. At SLIS we prepare our students in our ALA accredited graduate degree program with the leadership, creativity, and technical skills to use the principles of information science and library science to address critical challenges.

With the multidisciplinary approach in library science, SLIS seeks applicants who apply management, information technology, and education fields to libraries; examine contemporary approaches to the collection, organization, preservation and dissemination of information resources; or study the societal, political economy, or cultural aspects of information. We seek a candidate with expertise to conduct research and teach graduate courses effectively in all delivery modes in at least one of the following areas covering: leadership and management of libraries; foundations of librarianship and information services; approaches to the organization and administration of public libraries, academic libraries, and special libraries; global librarianship; or, strategies and practices of collection development.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The ideal candidate will bring expertise in such areas including, but not limited to:

  • Leadership and management of libraries, particularly to support academic librarianship, public librarianship
  • Cataloging, collection development, and reference
  • Digital youth and school media including youth and adolescent use of digital technologies
  • Digital literacy
  • News literacy
  • Maker movement
  • Digital humanities
  • Museum and cultural studies including museum informatics, archives and records management
  • Health informatics including use of computational tools and methods to explore questions to address healthcare issues
  • Information systems including information retrieval, data science and analytics, visualization, bibliometrics, artificial intelligence, user experience
  • Design for digital experiences including in libraries, community anchor institutions, museums and cultural institutions
  • Systems analysis and design, design thinking
  • Information policy and Information and Society
  • Digital Inclusion
  • Cloud engineering and network development
  • Cybersecurity


Application Instructions:

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

 

North Carolina Central University 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.

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Systems Librarian, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

The Systems Librarian administers, develops and maintains library technology services to improve the user experience and operations of the library.

 

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Administering the library's website, integrated library system and link resolver (OCLC WorldShare Management Services), LibGuides, and other library services. Lead integration and upgrade projects for these systems to improve the user experience and/or improve staff workflows.
  • Monitoring best practices and trends in emerging technologies and proactively research, recommend, and develop/adapt/implement technologically innovative services to match user needs.
  • Providing consultation to other library staff in the areas of data management and analysis, workflow automation and general technology support.
  • Serving as the technical lead for the library's institutional repository project, overseeing the selection, deployment, integration, and administration of a variety of systems to serve library goals in this area.
  • Collaborating with other campus technology personnel, and participate in division-wide projects.
  • Participating in the library's reference and instructional services programs.
  • Participating in professional activities, continuing scholarship, and serve on University committees.
  • Setting up, maintaining, and optimizing access to e-resources.

 

 Requirements:

Essential:

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent.
  • Experience working with integrated library systems.
  • Understanding of emerging library technologies and how they serve users.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Web design and standards including CSS, usability testing, and accessibility requirements.
  • Understanding of project management principles and practices.
  • Evidence of ability to communicate with multiple constituencies in both technical and non-technical terms.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students and colleagues and foster a culture of inclusion.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to determine effectively the root cause of issues and implement the appropriate solution.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience providing instruction and reference services.
  • Experience as a systems librarian in an academic setting
  • Experience managing integrated library systems.


Supervision Received:

General supervision by the Dean of Academic Information Services and Library Director. Evaluation by both the Library Program Area Chair and by the Dean of Academic Information Services and Library Director.

Supervision Exercised:

May direct the work of student employees for specified and limited projects.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

 

Application Instructions: Please apply at https://westfield.interviewexchange.com/

An online application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three references*
  • Copy of unofficial transcript of highest degree

 

A review of applications will begin on April 1. The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected.

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Programming and Engagement Diversity Resident Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Clemson University Libraries, as a member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance, seek to engage an early-career librarian who is a member of historically underrepresented racial and/or ethnic groups in higher education so that they can gain professional academic experience in a supportive and collegial environment. This position will build inclusive community engagement programs in collaborative partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, such as academic and student support offices on campus and community partners outside the university. This is a two-year, full-time, non-tenure track temporary lecturer position under the direction of the Head, Information and Research Services.


Responsibilities include:

  • Cultivating positive relationships and work collaboratively with other members of the Libraries and the diversity committee to develop co-curricular library programming and community engagement activities
  • Actively seeking out opportunities to connect library services and resources to campus, community and regional needs
  • Listening to community needs in order to develop a robust portfolio of engagement activities
  • Developing programming and ongoing partnerships with the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center and other campus offices and student organizations that serve underrepresented groups
  • Designing program evaluations to assess the impact of library engagement activities on student success
  • Creation and maintenance of library research guides (LibGuides), curate book displays, and identify other ways to promote library resources and services
  • Provision of general library research services and participate in instruction initiatives  
  • Participation in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions


Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship (or foreign equivalent) or a relevant, accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries
  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace or libraries


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience creating, organizing and delivering learning-focused programming and events
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong collaborations and partnerships
  • Experience with outreach to students or community groups


Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

 

Location

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

 

Application process

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/61003 . Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and three (3) reference contacts. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by April 22, 2019 will be guaranteed consideration.

 

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

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Assistant Librarian (Scholarly Communications Librarian), Utah State University, Logan, UT

Utah State University (USU) Libraries seek a collaborative, innovative, and service-minded librarian to contribute to the Libraries' scholarly communication efforts. As part of the Digital Initiatives Unit, this position contributes to the coordination, promotion, and assessment of the university's institutional repository (IR), and open access (OA) initiatives.

 

Position Summary:

The Scholarly Communication Librarian serves as a leader both in the library and across the institution on issues related to the dissemination, preservation, and use of the scholarly and creative output of USU's faculty, staff, and students. To fulfill these leadership responsibilities, the successful candidate will engage with campus on topics from across the scholarly communication landscape including: digital scholarship and preservation; open access, data, and education; and intellectual property.

 

Through collaboration with liaisons and other librarians, this position will facilitate the use of digital tools in research and teaching and work to expand the Libraries' support for faculty, staff, and students at all stages of research. The Scholarly Communication Librarian may support a wide range of digital scholarship activities such as: digital publishing and open educational resources; scholarly identity and research impact; digital humanities, including digital exhibits and storytelling; and GIS.

 

Reporting to the Head of Digital Initiatives, the position is a 12-month, tenure track faculty appointment with rank as Assistant Librarian. This position will actively participate in the promotion, outreach, and support of the Scholarly Communication activities as part of a collaborative library team. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

 

Responsibilities

  • Promote and manage the development and growth of USU's IR (DigitalCommons@USU) with a team of full-time and student employees
  • Promote and support USU's Open Access Policy and related efforts across campus
  • Work collaboratively across the Library to develop, identify, and promote digital tools to enhance research and teaching including mentorship of student employees and interns engaged in digital projects
  • Build and maintain collaborative partnerships related to digital initiatives with faculty, researchers, and other campus units
  • Monitor advancements in scholarly communication, OA, IRs, and related areas and communicate implications to campus stakeholders
  • Provide guidance and training on scholarly communication/digital scholarship for library and campus constituencies
  • Serve as a subject librarian to one academic discipline

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree (awarded or near complete)
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues, trends, and best practices, and new and emerging technologies in scholarly communication
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to set and follow through on both individual and team priorities
  • Interest in learning new technologies and working in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to meet the university's requirements for promotion and tenure

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience
  • Experience in an academic library setting
  • Familiarity with rights management issues in digital environments
  • Familiarity with repository platforms

 

Application Instructions:

To view the full job description and apply, please follow this link. 


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Cover Letter (Please do not attach cover letter. You will be instructed to copy and paste your cover letter in the application)

2) CV

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Review will begin March 14, 2019.



University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation.   As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.

 

USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university's academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.

 

ADA

Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

 

Advertised Salary

Salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits, including an additional annual retirement contribution of 14.2% of salary.

 

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Clinical Professor (Program Director of Online and Extended Studies), North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

The School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University (SLIS) seeks to hire a clinical faculty member to serve as the Director for the SLIS Online Education and Extended Studies Program. SLIS offers an ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree and a Master of Information Science degree via NCCU Online.

 

The coordinator will work closely with the Dean and Program Directors to manage the program. The director will ensure that the SLIS program deliver continuously high quality graduate degree and certificate programs to educate and train students. The director will support the school media program as well as all of the SLIS programs.

 

This is a 9-month, fixed-term non-tenure track faculty appointment as a clinical professor with the Division of Extended Studies and assigned to the School of Library and Information Sciences. The faculty member is expected to engage in a full range creative scholarship that may include teaching and mentoring of students, discovery of knowledge through scientific guided inquiry or creative artistry, and service to the university, profession and public.

 

At the same time, the faculty member will coordinate the distance education and online initiatives to serve the degree and certificate programs, continuing education, special programs and executive education. In this role, the faculty member assists with student recruitment, guide faculty development and training in Quality Matters and other related certifications, assist the Program Director of Student Affairs and Dean to monitor and track students enrolled in the distance education and online course, and serve as the primary point of contact for potential and current distance education and online students.



Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

A Ph.D. from an accredited university earned at the time of appointment, preferably in information science, library science, humanities, social sciences, public administration, management, public policy, communication and media studies, information systems, education leadership, educational technology, instructional design, marketing,or other related fields

Knowledge of planning, organization, and administrative activities to support the online education and extended study programs

Skilled liaison with faculty, staff, students, and other outside individuals or agencies as well a other educational institutions and vendor partners

Ability to develop and implement strategies to continually improve teaching and advising to better serve students and to help them succeed in the program

Communicate effectively using multi-media platforms including email, social media, and website

Develop data-driven approach; Create, analyze and distribute reports, surveys, data, web analytics and other key performance metrics for SLIS online programs



Application Instructions

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

   Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)

Optional Documents

  1. Writing Sample
  2. DD-214 (for Veterans Only)


About North Carolina Central University 

The School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) of North Carolina Central University provides graduate education in library and information science. At SLIS, we prepare our students in our ALA accredited graduate degree program with the leadership, creativity, and technical skills, to use the principles of information science and library science to address critical challenges. The SLIS curriculum offers students with a comprehensive set of graduate courses covering the foundations and emerging trends in the LIS field.

 

The SLIS has specializations in public libraries, academic libraries, digital libraries, school media, and other areas. SLIS also offers a Master's in Information Science (MIS). The MIS program has three specializations in strategic information management, networking and communications, and health informatics. SLIS offers joint programs including the JD/MLS with the School of Law, the MBA/MIS with the School of Business, the MPA/MIS with the Department of Public Administration, and the MA in Educational Technology/MIS with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.



North Carolina Central University 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.

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Public Services Manager, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College seeks an experienced and collaborative Public Services Manager to provide leadership and direction for staff and students engaged in providing public service at the Clapp Library. The Public Services Manager is responsible for staffing the Clapp Library's public service desk, overseeing stacks maintenance in order to facilitate access to the physical collections, and managing various resources to deliver high quality public service to all members of the Wellesley community.


This position collaborates with colleagues across Library and Technology Services and throughout the College to meet service expectations and standards.


Key responsibilities

  • As a member of the Library Collections team, provides leadership and direction in the planning and delivery of public services programs, circulation services, and reshelving operations for the Clapp Library.

  • Hires, trains, and manages a large student workforce and works with staff in the Research and Instruction  group as well as in the Library Collections group to provide coverage of the service desk and stacks maintenance in accordance with service standards.

  • Establishes priorities, assigns tasks, and manages resources, including video e-reserves, to meet service expectations and standards.  

  • Develops documents and refines procedures and workflows as appropriate. Oversees fee collection and supply orders for public service desk-related operations.

  • Collects, maintains, and analyzes statistics and other data to assess services and recommends changes as needed based on such assessment.

  • Provides leadership and direction for student-focused programs and services which connect students to LTS resources; builds and sustains relationships with student life and academic support staff and assists in promoting the use of library collections and services to foster student engagement.  


Education required

  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution is preferred


Skills and abilities required

  • Minimum of two years' experience in public services in a library 
  • Experience managing students or other staff in a public services setting
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties to resolve issues and to adapt to changing environments and priorities
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills
  • Solid experience with Google Apps
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel


Preferred qualifications

  • Recent experience in an academic library
  • Familiarity with the Millennium integrated library system
  • Experience with automated ticketing systems 


Application Instructions

To view the full description and apply, visit https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2511.

 

About Wellesley College

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.  

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Resource Acquisitions Librarian, Boston College, Newton, MA

Boston College seeks a knowledgeable and innovative individual for the position of Resource Acquisitions Librarian. The successful candidate, under the supervision of Head of Resource Acquisition & Management, provides strategic vision, leadership, innovation, assessment, and management of all aspects of acquisitions and electronic resources management, budget and services.

 This position directly oversees, supervises, and trains monographic acquisitions staff, and manages operations for O'Neill Library and some of the special libraries. This position also develops and oversees projects, working with Head of Resource Acquisition & Management and other managers, to devise and refine processes that optimize services across the Libraries, with a focus on ensuring the ability to utilize available technologies to streamline processes. 


Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and provide reports and analysis of collections and/or financial data to Budget Group, managers, subject librarians and other library staff as well as provide support for budget management and planning.
  • Collaborate with Head of Resource Acquisition & Management and other library staff to ensure the smooth development and implementation of department workflows for monographs, continuing resources and electronic resources, identifying problematic areas and ensuring that action items are brought to the attention of appropriate technical services staff
  • Supervise the work of five staff members to ensure timely and accurate processing of orders, claims, invoices, and gifts and provide input to Head of Resource Acquisition & Management on individual staff performances.
  • Resolve problems with duplicate orders, claims, and credits for returns and supports the work of the Head of Resource Acquisition & Management through accurate and timely monitoring of the materials budget in Alma and PeopleSoft and the preparation of reports.
  • Manage the timely and accurate ordering of new materials and processing of invoices, claims, and credits to effectively control the budget and inventory.
  • Work as a team member to resolve problem reports from vendors and patrons.
  • Serve on committees, working group and task forces as needed.


Requirements:

  • 5 years of post MLS experience preferred
  • 1-3 year of supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience with acquiring of library material from monographic vendors
  • Understanding of automated library acquisitions systems and processes
  • Understanding of accounting principles and practices
  • Experience working with electronic resources, serials and e-books in an academic library
  • Experience working with subscription vendors, publishers, interface providers.
  • Experience with reviewing and negotiating license agreements preferred.
  • Experience with the variations of electronic resources, licensing, packages, platforms, aggregators, and vendors, and the ability to manage at the big picture level
  • Experience with collections budget management
  • Experience with assessment and analysis of collections and budget
  • Comfort with technology and ability to exploit new and existing technologies to refine workflows
  • Understanding of technical services workflows and familiarity with metadata formats and cataloging rules
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $64,500 to $80,600; salary commensurate with relevant experience.  


About Boston College: 

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.


More information and to apply: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2703&site=1

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Discovery & Resource Management Systems (DRMS) Coordinator, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA

The Discovery & Resource Management Systems (DRMS) Coordinator provides leadership and vision in the management, support, integration, and administration of the Library's suite of discovery and information management systems. These systems facilitate search, discovery, access and retrieval of scholarly resources. The Coordinator communicates and collaborates across Library departments and is responsive to library and user needs. Duties include: systems evaluation, adoption, implementation, maintenance, and accessibility/usability testing within the Library's discovery environment: integrated library system, discovery platform, link-resolver, and authentication systems.

 

Essential Functions

1. Coordinates the library's resource management and discovery systems environment: including the library system (Aleph), discovery platform (Ebsco Discovery Search), link-resolver (SFX), and authentication system (EZProxy). 

2. Plans, coordinates and directs staff activities and workflows in the unit.

3. Interviews, trains and evaluates staff.

4. Recommends and facilitates improvements to existing discovery and access systems and services in a large complex academic research environment.

5. Assesses new technologies, evaluates their viability and compatibility to our current systems and community needs, and writes proposals to summarize findings.

6. Develops project plans and then implements said projects. Is able to adapt the project when confronted with setbacks to meet deadlines and/or goals.

7. Responsible for integration and interoperability of discovery and resource management with other library, campus and Five Colleges systems.

8. Works closely with the Five College Consortium libraries on system customizations, functionality and upgrades. Participates in migration and integration planning for next generation systems.

 

 

Other Functions

1. Works creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.

2. Demonstrate, foster and cultivate a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture amongst staff and student staff.

3. Performs other related duties as required

4. Works a schedule which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

 

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

  • 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.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in implementing/developing/maintaining resource management and/or discovery systems and services.
  • Minimum of two years of successful leadership experience, preferably in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of metadata schemas, including MARC. Evidence of understanding of semantic web and Linked data and the nature of metadata, systems, and user expectations around search and   discovery.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a fast-paced evolving environment.
  • Understanding of integration and interoperability of library systems, repositories, websites, and research platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize user-centered design methodologies and usability principles.
  • Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  • Ability to thrive in the rapidly changing, future-oriented environment of a major academic research library and to respond effectively to changing priorities.
  • 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.
  • Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization.
  • Participate in the Libraries' assessment program by collecting, reporting, maintaining, and using data to support evidence-based decisions.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience implementing and managing a discovery platform (e.g. Primo. WorldCat Local, WorldCat Discovery, Ebsco Discovery Search, Summon), preferred.
  • Experience with bulk loading of records and troubleshooting loading errors, preferred.
  • Familiarity with relational databases (SQL), preferred.
  • Familiarity with UNIX and shell scripting, preferred.
  • Experience with XML, XSLT, and/or web based APls, preferred.
  • Working knowledge of one or more structured programming languages (e.g. PHP, Perl, Python, Java), preferred.

 

Application Instructions:

View the full description and apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/497891/discovery-resource-management-systems-drms-coordinator and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by April 5 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

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

 

About UMass Amherst

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



About UMass Amherst Libraries

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

 

 

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Subject Librarian for Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, Cybersecurity, and Criminal Justice, University at Albany, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as the Subject Librarian for Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, Cybersecurity, and Criminal Justice. This position supports several programs within the School of Criminal Justice and the new College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity. Other subject responsibilities may be assigned contingent on the successful candidate's qualifications and institutional needs. This position reports to the Director of Collections and requires travel between uptown and downtown campus locations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the subject liaison to the assigned departments and provides outreach to and support for faculty and students
  • Evaluates, maintains and develops library collections and manages subject acquisitions budgets
  • Participates in library projects and initiatives
  • Provides subject-related instruction and teaches workshops
  • Provides in-depth research consultation and support for scholarly communication services for faculty and students in the assigned subject areas
  • Collaborates with colleagues responsible for related disciplines to provide coverage for interdisciplinary subjects
  • Creates and maintains subject websites and research guides
  • 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

 

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

 

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions:

https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=107840

 

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

 

About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, NY, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

 

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Library Director, Williamsburg Libraries, Williamsburg, MA

Title: Library Director, Williamsburg Libraries

Position Type: Full-time (35 hours/week) with benefits

Salary Range: $45,000 - $50,000, depending on qualifications



1. Summary/Definition

The Library Director is responsible for all aspects of the professional management and operation of the Town of Williamsburg's municipal libraries--the four-star Meekins Library and the smaller Haydenville Library, used only for meetings--in accordance with policies established by the Williamsburg Board of Library Trustees.

The Director works in close collaboration with the Board, serving as its advisor and as an active participant in policy and fiscal resource development, strategic planning and goal setting, and facilities assessment. The Director serves as a liaison to government officials and agencies and administers the Williamsburg elementary school's library program, based at the Meekins Library.

The Board delegates to the Director full authority in such areas as personnel administration, selection, and supervision; budget management; collection development; implementation of technological change; facilities management; and program development and outreach. The position is directly accountable to the Williamsburg Board of Library Trustees.


2. Supervision

a. Working under policies established by the elected Board of Library Trustees, the Director plans and administers all library functions.

b. Hires, trains, and supervises library staff, and screens, trains, and supervises volunteers, including annual reviews and promoting professional staff development.


3. Distinguishing Characteristics

a. Performs varied duties of a responsible and complex nature requiring the exercise of considerable judgment.

b. Responsible for securing confidential information maintained by the library. Maintains clear privacy and confidentiality procedures.

c. Undertakes active and timely communication with the Board of Library Trustees, library staff, town and school officials and employees, governmental agencies, professional organizations, the general public, and all library constituencies as necessary.



4. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties or responsibilities listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Some of these duties may be discharged through supervision, delegation, or direct action.

a. Plans and supervises the overall operation of the Williamsburg public libraries. Oversees all aspects of the functioning libraries including: establishing operational policies, personnel administration, budget development and implementation, outreach and public programming, the elementary school library program, facilities management, collection development, assessment of emerging technologies, and consortia cooperation.

b. Creates and maintains an environment welcoming to all library constituents.

c. Develops the library collection to meet community needs and interests in accordance with the Board-approved collection development policy. Regularly reviews the collection; undertakes deaccessioning as appropriate.

d. Collaborates with the Board of Library Trustees in the regular strategic planning process that identifies and addresses changing community and library needs, provides direction for library development, and serves as the basis for evaluating library effectiveness.

e. Hires, trains, and supervises library staff, and screens, trains, and supervises volunteers, including annual reviews and promoting professional staff development.

f. Assists patrons in the selection of library materials, and provides additional reference, circulation, and inter-library loan assistance as needed.

g. Prepares regular statistical and other reports for the Board of Library Trustees, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), the Town of Williamsburg, and other agencies and groups as needed.

h. Ensures compliance with all MBLC requirements and regulations and C/WMARS circulation policies and timely submission of required reports.

i. Collaborates with the Board of Library Trustees on planning and developing fundraising opportunities.

j. Seeks grant opportunities; prepares applications and manages all grants received.

k. Creates, executes, promotes, and publicizes library programs and activities and works with various organizations and individuals to provide special programs.

l. Keeps current with the application of emerging technologies in libraries. Implements incorporation of applicable technologies to expand and enhance library programs and services.

m. Administers the Williamsburg school library program (K-6), based at the Meekins Library. Ensures that both students and faculty are effective library users and empowers students to be critical thinkers capable of assessing information and ideas. Develops enthusiastic readers, skilled researchers, and ethical users of information.

n. Supervises maintenance and repairs of the buildings and grounds.

o. Manages projects related to facilities improvements and expansion.

p. Provides professional advice to the Board of Trustees on library issues and keeps the Board informed of relevant issues and developments at the regional, state, and national level and makes presentations on same. Makes policy recommendations to the Board and implements and interprets policies adopted by the Board. (Policies should include, but are not necessarily limited to: collection development, personnel, use of library facilities, patron confidentiality, Internet access, and circulation of materials.)

q. Serves as the libraries' liaison with municipal government and the community in general. Makes presentations to groups and boards as required.

r. Works closely with the Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries, attending meetings, advising the group of library needs, and providing requested information.

s. Actively pursues professional development opportunities for self and staff. Attends both physical and virtual trainings and conferences.

t. Performs other duties as needed.


5. Work Environment & Schedule

This is a typical active library environment, where the work can be demanding and fast paced at times. The position is 35 hours per week and includes some Saturday and evening hours.



Minimum Qualifications

6. Education and Experience

a. A Master of Library Science (MLS or MLIS) degree from an ALA accredited library school is required.

b. Minimum four years library experience with demonstrated leadership qualities and evidence of increasing supervisory and managerial responsibilities over time.

c. Demonstrated experience in successful critical thinking and judgment, leading and mentoring staff, fiscal planning and administration, program development, outreach, collection development, and applying emerging technologies in a library setting.

d. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a broad range of constituents. Experience working in a community library, an elementary school library program, and interacting with town officials and elected boards highly desirable.

e. Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills.

f. Willingness to travel to the Haydenville library, the Williamsburg elementary school, and the Williamsburg town offices.

g. Supports intellectual freedom and the ALA code of ethics.


7. Knowledge, Abilities, Skills

a. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and of the organization and management of library operations, including administration, personnel, and finance.

b. Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Willingness to learn and use new communication technologies. Demonstrated public speaking skills.

c. Ability to implement and manage change in the complex and rapidly evolving greater library environment.

d. Ability to work effectively with all constituents, including the Board of Library Trustees; staff and volunteers; patrons of all ages and interests; Williamsburg school students, faculty, and administrators; town officials and the general public.

e. Knowledge of and vision for resource development, including but not limited to grant writing, fundraising, donor development, and donor relations. Experience with QuickBooks and Little Green Light or other fund-raising software desirable.

f. Fiscal management experience; budget development and administration, including seeking approval by the Board and presentation to town officials.

g. Working knowledge of an automated library system; experience with Evergreen ILS desirable.

h. Ability to lead and supervise staff and volunteers in an effective and harmonious manner; and delegate responsibility and authority efficiently.

i. Ability to build effective teams, interact with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, and engage in creative problem-solving and program development.

j. Understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of emerging technologies in community and school library settings. Knowledge of information literacy and technology literacy, and the ability to put current trends in library development to local use.

k. Commitment to professional development and continuous improvement.


8. Physical Requirements

a. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, reach, squat, twist, kneel, and push and pull objects.

b. The employee must be able to speak and hear.

c. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

d. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

e. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

f. The work requires some travel during the daytime and evening to attend training sessions and meetings.



Applications Instructions

Applications must be received by: March 29, 2019.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Pat Billingsley, Chair, Williamsburg Board of Library Trustees

williamsburg.trustees@gmail.com



Note: Candidates must be eligible for permanent employment in the United States, and appointments are subject to a criminal background check.

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Research Librarian, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

The MIT Lincoln Laboratory Knowledge Services Group comprised of the Laboratory's Research Library and Laboratory Archives invites applications for the position of Research Librarian. This position is a creative opportunity for a service-oriented business librarian to participate in science and technology research and information delivery services in a complex and dynamic Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC.)  

This is an excellent position for a library/information science professional who is facile with information resources in business and market analysis in technology areas and who will be committed to creating and improving research and information delivery services with an eye to the future.

 

Job Description 

The Research Librarian will participate in and play a critical role in MIT Lincoln Laboratory Library's Research Library Team by participating in the delivery of research, reference, and mediated search services in science and engineering fields, strategic planning initiatives, collection development and management, study committee service, and in library liaison activities. 

In addition, the selected candidate will engage with colleagues in exploring, planning for, and implementing technological innovations to facilitate and improve library research analysis of businesses and markets in areas of interest to the Laboratory. 

The position requires an incumbent with curiosity and initiative to explore technological innovations to improve these operations and to contribute to the Library's efforts to remain abreast of information resources, technologies, and services.

 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Provide general and specialized research assistance for the sciences, engineering, computer science, and related disciplines with a specialization in the analysis of businesses and markets reflecting the interests of the Laboratory.
  • Cultivate partnerships and collaborate with Library and Laboratory personnel on projects including technical studies, programs, and other undertakings
  • Analyze trends in the research programs and programs of assigned divisions; keep current with trends in the literature and scholarship of the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to build and manage the Libraries' collections and alerts in assigned disciplines
  • Maintain and develop "collaborative" subject pages and alerts  to support and enhance staff use of information resources
  • Contribute to the development of online learning resources and tools

 

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and 3-5 years of professional experience with a focus on business analysis.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with all aspects of Library Science including electronic resources, collaborative technologies, research/reference, acquisitions and collection development, and metadata control.
  • Strong focus in digital librarianship and a technical aptitude are required as is a keen interest and desire to work with the often dynamic and changing special library/information services environment.
  • Teamwork capabilities are required along with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Successful candidates must have the ability to take initiative and to be self-directed and motivated.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills with an aptitude for complex and detailed work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to maintain communication channels with customers, management, and other library personnel in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong service orientation to customers and to co-workers is a must.
  • U.S. citizenship and an ability to acquire and maintain U.S. Department of Defense security clearance are required.

 

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a Sci/Tech environment and/or a degree in Engineering or Science or Business Administration.
  • Professional understanding of collaboration technologies, taxonomies, ontologies, content management systems.
  • Understanding of collection development practices related to the scientific, technical and report literature.

 

 For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

 

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

Requisition ID: 26222 

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

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Media Preservation Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Reporting to the Director of Preservation Services, the Media Preservation Librarian oversees and directs the preservation of audio, video, film, and other time-based media operations within the Preservation Services Department.

In collaboration with other library departments and stakeholders, the Media Preservation Librarian works with the unique and diverse collections held throughout the Libraries to ensure and enhance access to the University of Washington Libraries' media collections.

The Media Preservation Librarian will be expected to work as part of a team of staff supporting the Libraries' preservation program.

 

Apply here:       

Please visit the following link to view the full description and apply. To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than Monday, March 25, 2019

 

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Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Reporting to the Director, Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services, the Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian coordinates the acquisitions process for continuing resources in all formats. 

This position has supervisory responsibilities for both staff and students, assists in the management of the department, and participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, procedures, and initiatives.

The position works closely with technical, access and public services librarians and staff across the Libraries.

 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have the capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented Libraries environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

This is a full-time position. The start date is flexible and will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

 

Apply here:       

Please visit the following link to view the full description and apply. To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than Monday, March 25, 2019, 

 

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STEM Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.  

 

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: 

Hilton C. Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University is seeking to fill immediately a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Librarian. 

  • The STEM Librarian provides creative and proactive library support to SCSU's growing STEM programs and ongoing STEM initiatives.
  • The STEM Librarian is part of the Library Research/Instruction Services division, providing reference, instruction, and liaison services to assigned academic departments (chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics, and physics). 
  • The Librarian assists with providing reference service as part of a cooperative centralized reference environment. 
  • Liaison work to assigned departments includes providing information literacy instruction and research consultations to students and faculty and developing a library collection that is responsive to department curricular and research needs.

As tenure-track employees at SCSU, librarians are thus expected to participate in professional and scholarly activity and serve on library and university committees. All librarians report directly to the Library Director and work collaboratively as faculty.  

 

Required Qualifications:  

  • Candidates much have an ALA accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • 2 years of professional library experience in an academic library
  • An undergraduate degree in a STEM field or experience providing library services to STEM programs in an academic library
  • Familiarity with current trends in STEM librarianship related to research and instruction, such as the ACRL Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology
  • Experience providing library instruction and developing lesson plans for the sciences in an academic library
  • Experience creating online guides to library resources
  • Experience working collaboratively as a member of an academic library team.  

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Background, experience, or coursework in statistics, data analysis, or other quantitative methods. Advanced degree or graduate level study in a STEM field are also preferred.  

 

Application Process:  

Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resumé, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information to:  STEM  Librarian Search Committee Chair at libsearch2@southernct.edu

For best consideration, all materials must be received by Friday, March 22, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.   

 

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.  

 

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: 

Hilton C. Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University is seeking to fill immediately a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Librarian. 

  • The Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian works as a member of the Technical Services Division providing integrated access to library materials in all formats and specifically managing the electronic and print serials collections and databases including acquisitions, renewal, payment and activation. 
  • The Librarian provides usage and cost assessment analysis for electronic resources, including reports related to holdings and usage for use in the renewal process.
  • The Librarian manages individual e-journal and database subscriptions. He or she catalogs serials and electronic resources, manages the A-Z list, journal locator, and performs complex, time-sensitive technical support for electronic resources.
  • The person in this position works closely with the Acquisitions/CD, Cataloging and Digital Services Librarians, the TS Division Head, and the Systems Librarian to plan and implement workflows, troubleshoot access problems and develop TS Division and Electronic Resources and Serials goals.
  • The Librarian works with the serials unit staff to manage the library's various platforms and delivery systems.  As tenure-track employees at SCSU, librarians are thus expected to participate in professional and scholarly activity and serve on library and university committees.  

All librarians report directly to the Library Director and work collaboratively as faculty. 

 

Required Qualifications:  

  • Candidates must have an ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent
  • Broad experience with a wide variety of resource formats
  • Demonstrated understanding of current issues related to serials access, management and pricing models
  • Knowledge about and experience with standard and emerging cataloging principles and metadata schemes, especially as they relate to serials
  • Familiarity with digital resources and services; strong statistical and analytical skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience working with knowledgebase concepts; ability to work creatively and collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and colleagues
  • Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills
  • Commitment to providing outstanding service that leads to seamless access to library materials by on-ground and remote members of the University community

 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Minimum of two years' professional experience in an academic library
  • Paraprofessional experience may be considered
  • Familiarity with license agreements and experience with MARC cataloging formats, RDA, ALMA and EZ-Proxy are also preferred.

 

Application Process:  

Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resumé, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information to:  Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian Search Committee Chair at libsearch1@southernct.edu

For best consideration, all materials must be received by Friday, March 22, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.  

 

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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Metadata Librarian for Cataloging and Digital Projects, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.

  

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: 

Hilton C. Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University is seeking to fill immediately a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Librarian.  The Metadata Librarian works primarily as a cataloger and metadata professional in the Technical Services (TS) Division, responsible for organizing and providing intellectual access to Buley Library resources. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Original, complex, and copy cataloging of monographs, print and non-print serials, audiovisual materials, curriculum materials, theses, rare books, and internet resources in all subject areas. 
  • The Metadata Librarian works with TS Division members to develop/revise policies and procedures for cataloging a variety of information formats according to RDA standards and Library of Congress protocols within an automated environment and in collaboration with consortium members, joins in system-wide authority control initiatives. 
  • The Librarian participates in digitization initiatives that include project management and assigning metadata to digital objects.  The Librarian may also perform collection development activities, and other tasks as assigned. 
  • As tenure-track employees at SCSU, librarians are thus expected to participate in professional and scholarly activity and serve on library and university committees. All librarians report directly to the Library Director and work collaboratively as faculty. 

 

Required Qualifications:  

  • Candidates must have an ALA accredited MLS or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year cataloging experience, preferably in an academic library
  • Knowledge and experience with MARC21, RDA, MODS, Dublin Core and application and interpretation of Library of Congress Headings and Classification
  • Direct knowledge and experience with OCLC Connexion and experience with an Integrated Library System (ILS)
  • Knowledge of national standards and trends in cataloging and technical services
  • Experience working on digitization projects
  • Strong commitment to service
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  


Preferred Qualifications:  

Experience with ALMA and/or Islandora.  Ability to catalog and assign metadata to materials in other languages is also preferred. 

 

Application Process:  Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resumé, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information to:  Metadata Librarian Search Committee Chair at libsearch3@southernct.edu

For best consideration, all materials must be received by Friday, March 22, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.   

 

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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Digital Scholarship Center Training Specialist, University at Albany, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek a dynamic and technology-savvy professional to provide instruction and customer service to the University at Albany academic community in the Digital Scholarship Center, presently known as the Innovate Make Create Center (IMC). The Innovate Make Create Center (IMC) of the University Libraries is a technology-rich environment that provides spaces, technology, workshops, consultation, and technical support to enable students, faculty, and staff to integrate media and technology into their teaching, learning, and research.

 

The IMC seeks a qualified individual who quickly adapts in a technology-driven environment with extensive experience with digital formats including audio and video. The successful candidate will provide online content, group instruction, and individual consultation. The successful candidate must demonstrate highly developed communication skills and the ability to stay abreast of emerging technologies.

 

The work schedule includes some weekday evening hours when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. The Training Specialist reports to the Head of the Innovate Make Create Center.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach workshops for University students, faculty, and staff on topics related to graphics, audio and video editing, desktop publishing, and data visualization on the Windows and Macintosh platforms
  • Manage the Libraries' iLearn Workshop service including website maintenance, registration, marketing, and assessment
  • Collaborate with librarians, academic faculty, and campus colleagues to provide digital media instruction, services, support, and material that meet academic programs and curricular needs
  • Write instructional materials for publication in print and online
  • Help maintain the IMC website
  • Assist users working in the IMC lab and on personal devices and laptops
  • Conduct equipment transactions and equipment maintenance; advise users on selecting and using recording equipment
  • Supervise and train student assistants
  • Collaborate effectively with diverse campus constituencies and participate in activities that support the University's commitment to inclusive excellence and engagement

 

 

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions: https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=106876

 

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

 

About the University at Albany:

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

 

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Health Sciences and Instruction Librarian, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

The Health Sciences/Instruction Librarian serves as an instructional consultant and liaison to the Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences, Recreational Therapy, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Psychology Departments. This position selects appropriate resources to support these disciplines and provides library classroom and individualized instruction. This position also fulfills the duties of the Instruction Librarian and provides research services to students, faculty, administrators, and community members to support teaching, learning, and scholarship.

 

Responsibilities: 

Health Sciences Librarian


  •  Serves as subject specialist to the Departments of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences, Recreational Therapy, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Psychology
  • 
Develops and maintains the library's collection of materials in all formats to support research in the health sciences curriculum
  • 
Designs and presents instructional sessions to assist students in the effective use of library resources

  • Maintains thorough knowledge of health sciences resources
Serves as on-site liaison to both the Physician Assistant and Occupational Therapy faculty at the Harrisville location

 

Instruction Librarian


  • Coordinates general library instruction, including FYRST Seminar sessions
  • 
Coordinates the preparation of general and subject specific research guides and tutorials in all formats

  • Works with the library department faculty to incorporate information literacy services and resources for distance education students

  • Maintains current awareness of distance/distributed education platforms (e.g. D2L) and other distance/distributed education technologies
  • 
Creates online tutorials and guides in collaboration with library department faculty

 

Teaching of Library Based Courses (LIBR)


  • May teach up to 3 credits per academic semester 

  • Maintains assessment data pertaining to courses taught in support of the department assessment process

 

Additional Responsibilities


  • Participates in the research services rotation 

  • Serves on library and university committees

  • Pursues an active and ongoing program of professional development, research, and service appropriate to the current university rank attained

  • Meets other requirements for tenure and promotion as required by the CBA
  • 
Other appropriate responsibilities as assigned that fulfill the mission of the library

 

Qualifications

       Minimum/Required

  • Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent 
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in higher education or special libraries
  • Degree or experience relating to the field of health sciences
  • Experience providing reference/research services
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, students, faculty, staff, and general library users
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and set priorities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the education of diverse populations
  • Successful completion of an on-campus interview, including a presentation on a topic to be determined by the search committee

       Preferred

  • Advanced degree in a Health Sciences related field
  • Teaching experience in higher education
  • Teaching experience in the online environment
  • Professional experience in higher education
  • Familiarity with electronic and traditional reference resources and trends in the field of health sciences
  • Experience providing library assistance within the field of health sciences
  • Proven ability to establish successful relationships with faculty and other campus stakeholders to promote library initiatives


Application Instructions

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 


Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are required for this position. Applicants may upload either official or unofficial transcripts using the "Transcript" selection under Required Documents.


Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Recommended candidates will be required to complete criminal background check, including Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal (FBI) clearance prior to appointment. Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 15, 2019.



Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.

 

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Resource Acquisitions Services Librarian, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

The Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame seeks a Resource Acquisitions Services (RAS) Librarian.  The ideal candidate is a library professional with operational expertise in acquisitions and/or interlibrary loan, who wishes to exercise organizational influence in key library service areas and develop a broader base of functional and management expertise in a Program dedicated to team-based and service-oriented approaches to work.   



Summary:  The RAS Librarian directs a functionally blended staff team within the Interlibrary Loan & Acquisitions (ILLAS) Unit of the Resource Acquisition & Discovery (RAD) Program.  This team focuses on acquiring, receiving and making discoverable and deliverable resources in support of teaching and learning.  This librarian is responsible for efficient and service-oriented acquisitions and interlibrary loan life-cycles.  The Resource Acquisitions Services Librarian is a member of the Library Faculty and RAD leadership team, reporting to the Head of ILLAS.



Responsibilities:  Serves as mentor, coach, and manager, hiring, evaluating, and training all direct reports to ensure competency in acquisitions, copy cataloging, and interlibrary loan borrowing workflows and focuses the team to meet organizational goals by utilizing industry best practices and applying local policies and procedures.  

Collaboratively manages two key service life-cycles:

  • Resource acquisitions for monographic and one-time gift and collection purchases, leveraging various acquisitions strategies, working with private sellers, donors, and vendors, and providing timely discovery of acquired resources via contract and local cataloging and metadata management through available systems.
  • Interlibrary loan borrowing with an eye on efficient approaches towards request intake, queue management, source identification, and timely delivery of loans and articles to patrons via resource receipt and return systems and workflow routines.

Continuously develops a team culture that reflects a clear sense of functional and organizational purpose, service orientation and innovation towards work.

Actively encourages an independent and problem-solving mindset of each team member by communicating organizational context, training in functional lifecycle processes, and developing critical thinking skills.

Manages operations in compliance with fiscal and legal standards of the University.



Knowledge of or interest in learning:

  • Project-based management approaches
  • Personnel management techniques
  • Metrics collection and analytics to drive team service improvements
  • Sound audit trail and business practices
  • Current and emerging resource acquisitions and interlibrary loan strategies
  • Library systems for acquisitions and interlibrary loan
  • Current key systems:  Aleph, ILLiad, Concur, CORAL, OCLC, Rapid
  • Encoding standards, e.g., MARC, BIBFRAME, XML-based standards
  • Content standards, e.g., AACR2, RDA, DC
  • Controlled vocabularies for subjects and names, e.g., LCSH, LC-NAF
  • Foreign language proficiency

 

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent
  • A minimum of 1-3 years management of acquisitions and/or interlibrary loan borrowing

Preferred qualifications:

  • Interlibrary loan experience

 

Salary and Benefits: 

Appointment salary and rank are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Resource Acquisitions Services Librarian is a non-tenure track member of the Library Faculty. The University offers an excellent benefits and annual vacation package.

 

To Apply: 

To view the official posting and apply, please follow this link. 

Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2019 and the application deadline is Monday, March 11, 2019.

Additional information about Hesburgh Libraries can be found on the Libraries' website: http://www.library.nd.edu/about/employment/


For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd.  The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program (http://hr.nd.edu/employment-opportunities/dualcareer/) in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

 

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Reference Librarian, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC

The Professional Center Library of Wake Forest University School of Law is delighted to announce an opening for a Reference Librarian. We are seeking a librarian to join our fast-paced, collaborative and service-oriented team. We are particularly interested in building a candidate pool including librarians from traditionally underrepresented groups. If you have any questions, please email Dean Christopher Knott (knottca@wfu.edu) or Kate Irwin-Smiler (irwinsc@wfu.edu).

 

Description

The Wake Forest University School of Law's Professional Center Library is seeking a Law Reference Librarian with a strong service orientation and commitment to teaching. This person will teach research in the Law School's first-year Legal Analysis, Writing and Research courses, serve as a faculty liaison to an active, research-oriented faculty, and participate in collection development. Reference Librarians participate in all facets of the Law School's intellectual life and governance activities. This is a full-time position and reports to the Associate Dean for Information Services. 

 

Responsibilities: 

The successful candidate will be expected to provide:

  • Reference services, research assistance, and library instruction to all users of the library
  • Instructional sessions to groups and classes 
  • Contributions to the preparation and updating of library research guides, bibliographies, webpages and other outreach services

This person may teach an upper-level research course and may also train and supervise student assistants. Participation in professional activities is expected.

 

Required: 

J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, and MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalents of either or both. Knowledge of print and electronic information resources; strong commitment to public service and user satisfaction; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred:

Prior academic law library work experience and prior teaching experience preferred, but not required. Knowledge of or ability to learn emerging technologies, especially electronic information access.  Creativity and adaptability in handling multiple, simultaneous demands.


Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


To Apply:

For complete details and to apply, go to https://hr.wfu.edu/careers/ or call (336) 758-4700. The completion of an online Wake Forest University application is required for this position.  

The position is available immediately.

Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by March 1, 2019 will receive priority consideration.


About Wake Forest University 

Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.


Wake Forest University seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.


The Law School enrolls approximately 500 JD students and roughly 50 foreign trained attorneys in various programs (LL.M, S.J.D. and exchanges), as well as nearly 100 students in a Masters of Studies in Law and enrollees in graduate certificate programs. The University enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus. Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff. Travel + Leisure Magazine picked Wake Forest University as the most beautiful campus in the state in 2017 and the college regularly appears on national lists of the most beautiful college campuses.


Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene. Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town.

 

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(MCCC, Non-Benefited) Librarian, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

Holyoke Community College: the opportunities you want; the future you're looking for.


For over 65 years, Holyoke Community College has been a gateway to quality education and career advancement. Seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations, more than 100,000 students have come through the open doors of the College. HCC offers over 100 different academic options.


The Commonwealth's oldest community college, Holyoke Community College serves more than 10,000 students annually in credit and noncredit programs and courses. The college has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Recognized for its Honors Program, distance learning curriculum, learning communities, and service to students, HCC also offers business development opportunities through the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development.


Job Description:

Provide reference services and information literacy instruction in conjunction with other professional librarians.

Duties:

  1. Provides reference support for students and faculty using print and online resources.
  2. Develops information literacy materials and teaches library classes/workshops.
  3. Participates in collection development responsibilities.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.


Requirements:

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; professional experience in reference and instruction; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications:  Ability to work three shifts a week with an 8:00 a.m. start time.


Equivalency Statement:  Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.


Compensation:  $28.29/hr., non-benefited.

Hours: 12-15 hours per week

Start Date:  March, 2019

End Date: May 31, 2019

Funding: Trust


Additional Information:

Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.

  • All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. 
  • Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.


Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) and
  • List of references with names, addresses, & telephone numbers of three professional references


Deadline:  Screening will begin will applications received by February 28, 2019.  Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

 

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Continuing Resources Metadata and Catalog Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

The Continuing Resources Metadata and Catalog Librarian performs original and derived cataloging, including Library of Congress classification and subject analysis for electronic/print serials (journals), online databases, and electronic resources.

The librarian would participate in the development of emerging metadata ontologies, including BIBFRAME, RDF, schema.org, and other linked-data and semantic web applications. The librarian would serve as the library's leader in contributing to the Cooperative Online Serials Program (CONSER) of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).

 

Qualifications

One who applies to this position should have reading knowledge of at least one European language, demonstrated interest in technical services and serials library issues on the regional, national, and international level. Also, they should have knowledge of cataloging and classification principles and rules, knowledge and skills in applying cataloging and classification standards, and demonstrated potential for leadership.

 

About the Position

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.

 

About BYU

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.

 

To view the 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=78750&PostingSeq=1

                                                                                                                                                  

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2019.

 

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

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


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



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

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

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Data Services Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Clemson University Libraries seek an entrepreneurial librarian to lead the Libraries data management initiatives. The Data Services Librarian will develop and provide services that support faculty, researchers, and students in the discovery, use, preservation, and visualization of data. The Data Services librarian will coordinate and teach instruction sessions and programming related to research data management and provide consultations for researchers in collaboration with subject librarians. This is a 12-month tenure track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Library Technology. 

 

Responsibilities

Data & Research Services

  • Provide support and instruction in data management tools and techniques required by faculty, researchers, and students to find, describe, preserve, and visualize data.
  • Assists researchers with the review of data management plans and development of grant proposals.
  • Analyzes and assesses campus data management needs, current initiatives, and future directions.
  • Develops and implements plan for the Libraries to provide and sustain data services for the University community.
  • Works collaboratively across the Libraries to support various initiatives including Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and digital initiatives.
  • Develops partnerships and works in collaboration with campus offices that provide research data services to support the University's research mission.
  • Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions.
  • Develops a focused program of high quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries' mission and goals. 

Instruction & Outreach

  • Designs and teaches data management instruction sessions, workshops, and programs; creates instructional materials and research guides in a variety of formats.
  • Participates in outreach to promote library resources and services. 

Service

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

 

Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or other relevant graduate degree as deemed appropriate by the Libraries 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data management practices, data curation practices, and preservation principles and practices 
  • Understanding of the research life-cycle as demonstrated by education or work experience 
  • Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment 
  • Experience or demonstrated potential supporting researchers with data services, including review of data management plans, data discovery, and data storage
  • Familiarity working with common funding agency requirements, such as NSF, USDA, NEH, NIH
  • Familiarity with software used for statistical and/or qualitative analysis and data visualization
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace 

 

Application Instructions

To view the full job description, please follow this link. 

To apply, enter http://apply.interfolio.com/60004 in your search bar. 

All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio for consideration. Please submit a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and three (3) reference contacts. Review of materials will begin immediately. 

This is a 12-month tenure track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Library Technology. 

Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by March 1, 2019will be guaranteed consideration. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

 

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Supervisor - Digital Metadata and Ingest, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Northeastern University Library is seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking metadata librarian for the position of Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest. Reporting to the Assistant Head for Resource & Discovery Services, this position supports the organization, discovery, and access to the Library's wealth of digital resources through the production and management of descriptive and authoritative metadata. The incumbent actively collaborates with other units and metadata stakeholders within and outside the library, including Digital Production, Archives, and Digital Scholarship. 


The Library holds an extensive collection of Boston related materials and is embarking on many exciting digital projects including local social justice collections and newspaper archives to support scholarship within the Library's interdisciplinary Boston Research Center and beyond. Bring your metadata expertise and the ability to innovate workflows and solutions to this position, and enhance the usability and discoverability of these and other exciting University collections. 


The Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest is responsible for the creation and maintenance of original technical and descriptive metadata for analog and digital resources in a variety of formats following national and local standards, and the ingest of objects and metadata into the Library's Digital Repository. This position hires, manages, supervises, and trains staff in the Digital Metadata Unit including the Metadata Librarian and Metadata Assistant, and trains and supervises other staff working on digital metadata projects. The Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest is responsible for planning and successfully executing complex metadata projects for departments inside and outside the Library as well as providing advice and metadata assistance to departments embarking on their own digital projects on campus. The incumbent is also responsible for setting daily and longer-term priorities, project planning, and organizing and streamlining collaborative workflows. Strong communication, supervisory, technical and project planning skills, flexibility, and the ability to work comfortably with diverse groups are key. 

 

Qualifications 

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required. 
  • 3-5 years' professional academic library experience using current metadata structure, content, value, and format/technical standards, and a bibliographic utility. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of established and emerging national and international standards relating to metadata and classification. 
  • Experience with XML, XLST; data transformation/normalization required. Familiarity with XForms, XPath and various programing languages useful. 
  • Experience with AACR2R, RDA, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, EAD, LSCH, LCC, authority control principles required. Knowledge of BIBFRAME, RDF, and/or Linked Data preferred. 
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in academic libraries, scholarly communications, higher education, publishing, and metadata developments. 
  • Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal, communication, supervisory, project management, and organizational skills. 
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, with good team-working skills, a strong service orientation, and a demonstrated commitment to staff development and diversity in the workplace. 


To Apply 

For more information about this position and Northeastern University's generous benefits visit, and to apply, visit: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/57496

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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E-Resource Support Specialist (Library Assistant VII), Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Information and Technical Services Department at Harvard Library seeks a E-Resource Support Specialist.

This department actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management.

As a member of the Electronic Resources unit within the Electronic Resources and Serials Section, under the supervision of the Manager, E-Resources, the incumbent provides timely access to Harvard Library collections by participating in activities related to acquisitions, licensing, and implementation of networked electronic resources.

Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Due to the varied nature and volume of the work in ITS, all ITS staff may be called upon to contribute to work in any unit or team of the ITS department, as organizational needs warrant.


To view a full description of this position and apply, please click on the this link. (REQ ID 4801BR)

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Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

UBC iSchool invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position commencing July 1, 2019. We expect to fill the position for an initial term of three years with a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. (or to have successfully defended prior to the start date of the appointment). Exceptional candidates with a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and substantial professional experience will be considered without a PhD.


Individuals with the knowledge and experience necessary to teach in the following areas are invited to apply:

  • Librarianship
    • Public libraries
    • Academic libraries
    • Management of information organizations
    • Library services.

Candidates are expected to have:

  • A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching
  • Knowledge of curriculum design and experience with course development
  • The ability to support a positive, diverse and inclusive learning environment
  • Experience working in collaborative, multidisciplinary work/learning environments;
  • Demonstrated capacity for professional and/or academic service and administrative work.


A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for the equivalent of 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments. In cases where an extraordinary level of additional administrative or service responsibilities are assigned, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted. Additional service responsibilities may include curriculum development, student advising, and community outreach. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

UBC iSchool is ranked 1st in Canada and 4th in the world in the field of information management. 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. Further information about the School can be found online.


Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website (Job ID: 32626) by March 4. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed:

  • A letter of application stating the candidate's qualifications for the position;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • A teaching portfolio including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
  • A one-page statement about experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.


Application deadline: March 4, 2019.

View the job posting as a PDF.


Applicants are required to arrange for three (3) signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by March 11 by email to ischool.recruit@ubc.ca. Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Heather O'Brien, Chair of the Lecturer Search Committee (h.obrien@ubc.ca).

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Clinical Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

The University of North Carolina, Greensboro Department of Library and Information Studies invites applications and nominations for a Clinical Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will serve as coordinator for the new B.S. in Information Studies which is set to commence in fall semester 2019. This is an opportunity for the person appointed to contribute meaningfully to the development and implementation of a new program. This position is a non-tenure 9-month appointment with a three-year renewable contract. Clinical faculty members have assigned responsibilities in teaching and service. The position will be effective August 1, 2019 and salary is commensurate with qualifications.


Responsibilities

  • High caliber face to face teaching as well as service in all Information or Technology related fields will be considered with special interest in: Information Ethics, Information Policy, Human Computer Interaction, Information Organization, and Usability
  • Developing courses for the B.S. in Information Studies
  • Advising students at the undergraduate level
  • Recruitment of students to new BSIS program
  • Program development of the new B.S. in Information Studies
  • Community engagement and service to the Department, School, and University


Qualifications: Experience in teaching and advising undergraduates is essential to this position as is a commitment to face to face education along with flexibility in a variety of educational delivery modes.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Skills in one or more programming languages
  • Experience in recruitment, admissions, and advising of undergraduate students
  • Strong preference for applicants with program coordinator/development experience
  • Strong preference for applicants who have an earned doctorate in an information or technology related field 


We are interested in attracting candidates who add to the diversity of the department in terms of race, gender, culture, perspective, and academic specialty.

The Department currently has a MLIS enrollment of over 300 students in the Greensboro campus and online programs. The MLIS is accredited by ALA and the School Library Program is nationally reviewed and recognized by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


To view this posting online and apply please visit:  http://jobsearch.uncg.edu



Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is classified by The Carnegie Foundation as a comprehensive doctoral, research university with "high research activity" and in the community engagement classification under Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships. The University has a diverse student body, with an enrollment of more than 19,000 students, including 3,600 graduate students, and is located in the city of Greensboro in the Triad area of North Carolina. UNCG is one of four doctoral-granting institutions of the seventeen-campus University system and places strong emphasis on effective teaching as well as research and service to the community.

Application Deadline and Procedures: Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is successfully filled. Candidates should send: (1) a letter of application that addresses stated responsibilities and qualifications,
(2) current vitae, (3) teaching philosophy statement, (4) evidence of qualifications and experience in teaching (i.e. course evaluations, sample syllabi), and (5) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three or more references electronically via: https://jobsearch.uncg.edu

For questions, contact:
Dr. Heather Moorefield-Lang, hmmooref@uncg.edu
Dr. Noah Lenstra, njlenstr@uncg.edu
Dr. LaTesha Velez, lmvelez@uncg.edu 

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been and will continue to be committed to equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, or age. Men, women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. Moreover, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels.


EOE AA/M/F/D/V

 

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Reproducibility Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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

The Reproducibility Librarian is a year-round tenure-track library faculty position with a leading role in designing and enacting a multifaceted program aimed to enhance campus-wide efforts to promote and improve research reproducibility from design to publication. 


Responsibilities

The Reproducibility Librarian participates as an active member of library and campus-wide teams to develop information, data science, and research programming and support. The incumbent will:

  • Provide interdisciplinary information consultation services in a variety of modes
  • Design workshops to promote research reproducibility
  • Perform course-integrated instruction
  • Participate in the Health Science Center Library's teaching program

The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as new service development and evaluation, and development of web-based resources. The librarian works collaboratively in group efforts and maintains professional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues.

 

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Reproducibility Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives. The Smathers Libraries recently created a new strategic direction focused on ensuring that the Libraries are a safe, supportive and welcoming learning environment for all users and on focusing engagement efforts to diverse populations within the University and local community. The Reproducibility Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

The search will remain open until March 13, 2019, review of applications will begin on February 20, 2019. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

 

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Library System Coordinator, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA

About UMass Amherst

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

 

About UMass Amherst Libraries

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

 

Job Summary

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Library Technology and the Five Colleges Librarians Council through the Dean of Libraries, the Library System Coordinator position leads the management and ongoing utilization of the Five Colleges' library software platform, related projects and auxiliary services.  Working with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Systems & Library Technology Services Department staff, the primary library system contact(s) at each of the member libraries, the FOLIO Implementation Team, and the Five Colleges functional committees, the Coordinator facilitates communication and project efforts among the libraries and within the shared FOLIO system.  This includes maintaining common configuration tables, troubleshooting problem reports, writing custom reports, advising on workflow, coordinating software patches and upgrades, and providing training and documentation to library staff.  This position serves as the information conduit between the FOLIO community and the Five Colleges Libraries, including advocacy, possible enhancements, special LSP-related projects, and auxiliary services.  The incumbent is expected to maintain a broad and detailed mastery of FOLIO, interactions between FOLIO and other systems (including EBSCO Discovery), and other core applications while contributing to and advancing the collaborative vision of the Five Colleges Libraries

 

Essential Functions

  • Oversees ongoing implementation of the Five College Library system (FOLIO).  Working in consultation with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Library Technology Services Department staff, the primary FOLIO contact(s) at each of the member libraries, the FOLIO Implementation Team and the other functional committees, formulates, disseminates, implements, administers and revises related policies and procedures as required.
  • Evaluates, recommends, and implements information technologies for continued improvement, maintenance, and administration of the FOLIO library system, related projects and auxiliary services, including:
    1. Working on special projects as necessary.
    2. Coordinates communication and efforts of the FOLIO implementation team and other committees dealing with the specific functional aspects of the consortial library system.
    3. Works collaboratively with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Library Technology Services Department staff that provides software support for the Five Colleges library systems, related projects and auxiliary services.
    4. Maintain current knowledge of trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.
    5. Participate in the Consortium's assessment program by collecting, maintaining, and analyzing collection usage statistics for monthly reports as needed.  Ensure transparency in sharing collection assessment activities to support data-driven decisions.
    6. May be asked to represent the Five Colleges at appropriate, selected professional meetings and conferences.
    7. Serve on internal and Five College library committees as needed.

 

Other Functions

  • Demonstrate, foster and cultivate a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture amongst staff and student staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Works a schedule which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

 

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

  • Master's degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country.
  • Minimum of one (1) years of experience in a library or with a library software vendor.
  • Demonstrated understanding of MARC, other metadata formats and Unicode character encodings.
  • Demonstrated experience managing library systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with JSON and/or XML; Experience with JavaScript, Python, PERL and/or other languages.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and stay current with technical developments.

 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday Daytime hours

Salary Information:

Librarian II or III

Librarian II salary floor is $60,500

Librarian III salary floor is 68,500.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/XXX and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by January 11, 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. 

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Data Services Librarian, Boston College, Newton, MA

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

 

Job Description

Boston College Libraries is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and knowledgeable individual with experience working with research data analysis, curation, and management to support the data-intensive needs of faculty, staff, and students at Boston College. The Data Services Librarian will collaborate closely with a team of library staff to expand the data support services that the Boston College Libraries offer. 

 The successful candidate will be expected to provide advice and support for projects related to data collection, cleaning, analysis, curation, documentation, and management and will be asked to establish working relationships with stakeholders across the university research enterprise. S/he will be responsible for providing training sessions on these topics and presenting to groups across campus about the Libraries' data services. The successful candidate will also be up-to-date on trends, sources, and issues in open and public scholarship, including open access, data, education, and open source tools, and will have hands-on experience with the key tools and techniques in the field. 


Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $61,400 to $76,750; salary commensurate with relevant experience.



Requirements

This position requires an advanced degree in a data-intensive field, or a Master's Degree in library science, or relevant work experience.


Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

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Discovery/Web Services Librarian, Stockton University, Galloway, NJ

The Richard E. Bjork Library at Stockton University is looking for a Discovery / Web Services Librarian familiar with usability design, web analytics and assessment tools to manage the library's discovery and web services. Applicants should have knowledge of web technologies and standards related to effective e-resource access and discovery. The Librarian also will serve as a liaison to assigned academic programs. This tenure-track, faculty position in a union environment reports to the Director of Library Services.

 

Responsibilities: 

  1. Develops, supports, and maintains library discovery services (Primo) to enable access to library resources in all formats.
  2. Maintains awareness of enhancements and changes to discovery interfaces and configurations.
  3. Provides training, documentation, and public assistance for library discovery services.
  4. Manages the library's online presence (OU Campus, Springshare): conducts website accessibility audits, tracks website usage and assists in performing usability testing.
  5. Assists the Systems Coordinator in administering the Alma library services platform.
  6. Participates in the library liaison program as a subject librarian.
  7. Participates in planning, assessment and continuous improvement of all library operations and services, especially those related to information technology.
  8. Staffs the general reference desk as needed.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Director for Technical Services or the Director of the Library.
  10. Demonstrate, through past accomplishments and actions, the ability to support Stockton University's diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school or information science program.
  • Experience supporting and developing one or more library discovery interfaces (such as Primo, Summon, EDS or WorldCat Local).
  • Experience with website design, authoring tools and content management systems.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Ex Libris products, especially Alma and Primo.
  • Experience with web APIs, especially RESTful.
  • Knowledge of networking infrastructure and troubleshooting.
  • Familiarity with current web accessibility standards (e.g. WCAG 2.0).
  • Experience with electronic resource support tools (e.g. EZProxy, SFX).
  • Experience as a library liaison/subject specialist.

 

Salary: Commensurate with the position, qualifications, and experience of the candidate.

 

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  For complete text, qualifications and application instructions: https://stockton.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1594&job=discovery-web-services-librarian-iii-instructor-in-the-library

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

The Digital Access and Metadata Librarian works to implement and maintain digital access projects including: development and implementation of metadata strategies, digitization of analog materials, and digital asset management. Collaborates with the Digital Archivist on digital preservation and the Cataloger/Metadata Technician on metadata production for access. This position is a liaison to Library, Instructional Technology Group (ITG), and IT staff, external vendors and partners, and consortia. Core responsibilities include identifying digitization projects, organizing teams to develop workflows, creating and managing metadata, and working with stakeholders.

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


Qualifications

Required

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library/information science or equivalent experience.
  • 2-5 years of library experience with digital access or curation responsibilities, including project management responsibilities.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.
  • Knowledge of metadata schemas and standards (such as AACR2, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, RDA, and TEI) and controlled vocabularies such as LCSH.
  • Knowledge of how to create metadata for both analog and digital objects, including understanding of DACS and MARC cataloging standards.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging trends in digital asset management theory, standards and technologies to enable access to digital records.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive and actively participate in an environment that supports diversity and inclusion.

Preferred 

  • Knowledge of issues related to the ingest, maintenance, and preservation of digital objects.
  • Awareness of developments in the Digital Humanities.
  • Knowledge of issues related to intellectual property, copyright, and accessibility for born-digital and digitized objects.    

 

Duties 

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


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

For full posting and to apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/18904 

 

Additional Information

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

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

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

 

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Assistant Professor, iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Data Science. The selected applicant will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in their field of interest.

Ideal candidates will be interested in research and pedagogy in data science. Possible research and teaching areas might include but are not limited to: machine learning, data mining, text mining, data visualization, and network analysis.

 

About UWM: 

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 25,000 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); a Masters of Science in Information Science and Technology (MSIST) degree in partnership with the Department of Computer Science; 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; and a PhD in Information Studies. 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 or related at the time of the appointment.
  • Evidence of potential for teaching both in the SOIS undergraduate and graduate programs in Information Science.
  • Excellent research promise in relevant area.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach courses in areas such as machine learning, data mining, text mining, data visualization, or network analysis
  • 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.

 

Instructions for Applicants: 

This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2019. Applications received after February 27, 2019 may not receive consideration.

 

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


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 and Reference Check Policy 
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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 Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

 

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Associate Director, Information School at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

Job Number: 96740-AS

Work Type: Staff - Full Time

Department: L&S/The Information School

Location: Madison

Categories: Dead, Director, Executive, Instructional, Management/Supervisory, Other

Anticipated Begin Date: July 1st, 2019


Degree and Area of Specialization: 

Master's degree required; Ph.D. in library and information studies or related field preferred.

 

Minimum Number of Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: 

Required qualifications/work experience: 

  • Minimum of one year of administrative experience (3 or more years preferred)
  • Experience in managing complex budgets (3 or more years preferred)
  • Previous work must demonstrate excellent communication skills, a history of a collaborative working style, and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse departmental culture


Preferred qualifications/work experience: 

  • Experience in a leadership or supervisory role
  • Experience teaching in online and face-to-face environments
  • Experience advising students in a university setting in Library and Information Studies (LIS) or related area
  • Ability to speak in front of others, lead meetings, and co-provide resident trainings/orientations
  • Experience in program development


Position Summary:

The Information School [iSchool] at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for the position of Associate Director. This is a leadership position involving a range of responsibilities including budgets, program development and administration, and teaching and advising Masters students. The position requires candidates to be equally comfortable with spreadsheets and people. 

The iSchool provides classes for undergraduates, Masters and PhD degrees, and certificates and continuing education for information professionals. The iSchool has a teamwork mindset that is student-focused. A successful candidate will be part of a dynamic program that values community, learning, and collaboration. 

 

Additional Information: 

Preferred candidates will have a track-record reflecting the following skills and knowledge: 

  • Ability to manage many detailed projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to apply data to decision making
  • Advanced skills in creating and reconciling budgets
  • Skills in teaching groups of 20 to 40 students
  • Supervision skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with campus, professional, and community groups
  • Ability to calmly address difficult situations
  • Demonstrated commitment to an inclusive, positive, team-focused work environment
  • Skills in working effectively within a diverse community
  • Strong organizational ability and attention to detail
  • Adept at building interpersonal relationships with constructive interactions and communicating effectively in writing and in person

 

Contact: 

Lori Ushman
ushman@wisc.edu
608-263-2908
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )


Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the following link and click the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. 

An applicant may be hired into an associate faculty associate, assistant faculty associate, or faculty associate title depending upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire. 

For questions on the position, contact: Lori Ushman, iSchool Department Administrator, ushman@wisc.edu, (608) 263-2908 

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice. 

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above as well as examples of your collaborative working style, commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment, and your excellent communication skills.

 

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

 

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Mary P. Key Diversity Resident Librarian, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University (OSU) Libraries invites applications for the position of Mary P. Key Diversity Resident Librarian https://library.osu.edu/mary-p.-key-diversity-residency-program. OSU Libraries' Mary P. Key Diversity Residency Program, is a three-year residency designed to fuel professional growth and development of librarians launching their careers.  Residents' work experiences during the appointment will help them build exciting, transferable skills while receiving career mentorship to help them in their transition from academic training to professional librarianship.  This residency exposes incumbents to the broad array of specialties and services within a modern, comprehensive academic research library ranked as one of the nation's top 10 public university libraries. As part of the program, residents engage in impactful experiences that actively contribute to advancing our strategic plan which includes a commitment to advancing equity, diversity, inclusivity, access, and social justice at OSU Libraries and in the library profession. We encourage residents to participate in, and provide the requisite funding and schedule flexibility to attend, selected workshops, conferences, and committees to help residents develop a robust portfolio of engagement at the start of their library career. 

 

We look forward to selecting two new residents through this application process. They will join our cohort that currently includes two mid-appointment residents.  As part of the MPK program, resident librarians will have exposure to many foundational areas of the libraries while further focusing their appointment in a specific area that both aligns with their interest and is an area of priority for University Libraries.  Opportunities are available at this time for candidates to gain skills and experience in one of the following areas of focus:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Science Librarianship
  • Area Studies 

 

Required qualifications, skills and interests:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited or equivalent program conferred no earlier than December 2016 and no later than the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated commitment to impactfully advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Effective oral and written communication skills as partially evidenced in the included cover letter
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively and productively in a collaborative environment
  • Outstanding service orientation and/or commitment to user experience
  • Interest in research, scholarship, and continued professional development

Desired:

  • Demonstrated ability to work productively with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects


About the Appointment:

This is a full-time, three-year term visiting faculty position (non-tenure track). As a Visiting Faculty member, the resident is strongly encouraged to engage in professional research and publication. The Resident will provide a faculty annual report as well as periodic reports to track progress on established objectives. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience but no less than $52,000 and is paired with an excellent total rewards package including some relocation support. For a summary of benefits, see: https://hr.osu.edu/new-employees/benefits-overview.

 

Application Process Information:

A cover letter is required for consideration. Applicants should specifically include a narrative in the cover letter that addresses their interest in the position, summarizes their relevant experience, and highlights their commitment to advancing equity, diversity, inclusivity, access, and social justice.  If you have a preference for a specific area of focus (listed above) please also note that in your narrative.

 

Please send the all application materials (cover letter, CV, and references) to Brittany Steingass at steingass.14@osu.edu. Include the position title in the subject field.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by February 24, 2019.  

Please visit https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/92182 for more information.

 

Contact Information:  Patrick Schell, Human Resources, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-5917.

 

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Princeton University seeks an experienced, innovative, and service-oriented professional as Electronic Resources Librarian. Provides vision & expertise in the management & organization of Princeton's extensive ER collections and has a leadership role in their life-cycle. Assists the Assistant UL for Collection Development in negotiating licenses and working with vendors & consortia to provide the highest quality e-resources for teaching & research. Advocates for fair terms & pricing, open access, new models of shared access, and content preservation. This position chairs the Electronic Resources Operations Group (EROG), team of librarians and staff with responsibilities for ER across the Library in Collection Development, Scholarly Collections Services and Information Technology & Metadata Services (ITIMS). Maintains and communicates awareness of ER emerging issues, ongoing developments and technologies. Works with ER staff in Ivy Plus Libraries on new services & collaborative opportunities. Represents Princeton in regional, national and international professional organizations.

 

Responsibility for such deep collections demands expertise & collaboration across the library, through all facets and complexities of the ER life-cycle, from acquisition to access, administration, support and evaluation. Works closely with 50+ subject specialists to identify new e-resources, communicate changes in content & platforms, and evaluate & assess collections for content, discoverability and ease of access. Coordinates teams of acquisitions staff who process purchases and subscriptions, and metadata librarians & staff who provide records & indexing for discovery and register resources for EZProxy. Engages with Research Services, Web, UX, and ITIMS to emphasize & facilitate access to e-resources in the Library's discovery systems. Works with CD and ITIMS staff to generate reports for review & assessment by selectors. Works with Library Communications Office in a strategic partnership to highlight the Library's e-resources for Princeton users through traditional & social media.

 

Princeton University Library, one of the world's leading research libraries, has a dedicated, knowledgeable staff of 300 in a large central library, 9 specialized branches & 3 storage facilities. PUL supports a diverse community of 5300 undergrads, 2900 graduates, 1200 faculty, and many visiting scholars. Holdings include more than 8 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data & images. See: http://library.princeton.edu

 

Required qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library science
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience managing e-resources in an academic research library
  • Thorough ER life-cycle understanding & successful working experience
  • Demonstrated success communicating a vision for ER 
  • ER licensing knowledge
  • Good program coordination or supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues & scholars
  • Strong analytical, organizational & time management skills
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills; emphasis on user-centered approach
  • Ability to work effectively in a service-oriented, rapidly changing environment

 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Experience working with vendors & publishers
  • ERMS experience
  • Good project management skills
  • Data manipulation & assessment experience
  • ILS and PeopleSoft experience

 

Apply directly: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=10341

 

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications & experience. Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://dof.princeton.edu/academicjobs and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. 

 

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Director of Special Collections & Archives/Librarian, Union College, Schenectady, NY

Job no: 492555
Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Schaffer Library
Categories: Administration
Position Grade: LS


The Director of Special Collections and Archives will provide vision and leadership for managing and using the unique special collections and archives to support and expand modes of research, teaching and scholarly communication.  The Director will lead, manage and assess all archival and special collections functions of the unit including, appraisal, arrangement, description, and creation of access tools for archival records. The Director is responsible for developing programs and services to curate and promote special collections and archives by providing access to rare books, manuscripts and archival resources, teaching primary research skills and fostering the creation of new knowledge.  The Director will collaborate with the Kelly Adirondack Center staff and Director and Curator of Art and Exhibitions to raise awareness of the College's cultural resources and heritage.  The Director will serve on the library's Library Planning Team to work collaboratively to advise the College Librarian on strategy, budgets, program development and grants. The Director is responsible for managing, supporting and developing a group of diverse library employees.  As a member of the library faculty, the Director is also expected to pursue a focused program of professional development, scholarly activity and college service.

The department's manuscript collections are especially rich in material  pertaining to nineteenth century Union College alumni, faculty, and administration, such as the John Bigelow (Union Class of 1835) Collection which includes books, letters and manuscripts.  The rare book collection contains a rich subset of artists' books, significant works of American and British literature, and important work on the history of science and early technology.  Other areas of strength in the book collections include Schenectady history, the history of General Electric, and early American humor.  


Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library or information science required from an ALA-accredited program with advanced coursework in archival management or a Masters of Archival Studies. 
  • ACA certification preferred;
  • Minimum of five years of experience in academic library management in an academic special collections or archives setting;
  • An equivalent combination of degree and experience will be considered;
  • Knowledge of emerging digital technologies and an understanding of how technology has and continues to transform academic libraries, digital scholarship, teaching, and curation;
  • A successful record of progressively responsible experience in employee development, change management and team building, including a demonstrated commitment to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive library faculty and staff;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current principles, best practices and standards of special collections and archives;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn, experiment, and advance skill sets to meet challenges associated with emerging technologies;
  • Demonstrated experience managing archival content management systems such as ArchivesSpace or similar software;
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education;
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing;
  • Evidence of effectiveness in the field, as well as scholarly activities and professional services;
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, project planning and management, implementing and assessing program services;
  • Experience with grant writing, public outreach and project management;
  • A successful record of working collaboratively with a diverse group of library colleagues, faculty, administrators, staff and students to accomplish goals.

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


Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth-oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.


Diversity at Union College

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


Non-Discrimination Policy

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


To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

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Open Rank Position in Human Information Information Behavior, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

The School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) -- the iSchool at the University of Missouri -- seeks to recruit an energetic, highly motivated scholar who will contribute to the research, teaching, and administrative missions of the school in the MLIS, PhD, and certificate programs. We seek a candidate whose work complements current faculty research strengths in library and information sciences, and learning technologies. The ideal candidate will bring a high potential for grant funding in the areas of Human Information Behavior -- specifically as it applies to professions such as journalism, medicine, nursing and engineering; Usability of Information Systems and Services, User Experience, and/or interdisciplinary information behaviors.

 

The successful candidate for this position will contribute to the department by:

  • Seeking and obtaining external funding through community and interdisciplinary engagement particularly in applying information behavior research to professional domains (e.g. journalism, medicine, nursing).
  • Engaging students and clients in usability and user experience research in the context of our Information Experience Laboratory (ielab.missouri.edu)
  • Successful teaching in online required and elective classes in a highly-ranked, ALA-Accredited MLIS program, the User Experience Certificate, and in face-to-face PhD program
  • Maintaining a vibrant and collaborative research agenda to strengthen our position as a member of the iCaucus and as a member of the American Association of Universities.
  • Seeking leadership roles in the School, College, University, and in relevant professional societies and organizations
  • Contributing to continuous improvement and accreditation efforts



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in information science or a closely related field at the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential for seeking external funding.
  • Applicants should have a record of research productivity and publication(s) in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals, and demonstrated success of teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach both foundational and a variety of elective courses in a curriculum aligned with American Library Association (ALA) accreditation Standards.
  • High caliber teaching in an online format
  • Research and / or teaching background in learning technologies and / or learning sciences.
  • Professional experience in libraries or other information organizations.
  • Senior level applicants should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service.

 

About the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies:

SISLT is one of five academic units within the College of Education. SISLT (sislt.missouri.edu) offers the Masters of Library and Information Science, Master of Science and Education Specialist degrees in Educational Technology, a Ph.D. degree in Information Science and Learning Technologies as well as several post-graduate certificates. SISLT faculty maintain active research programs across a spectrum of areas: librarianship and archives, scholarly publishing, digital humanities, metadata, information organization, digital libraries, information needs and uses, human-centered computing and user experience, learning analytics, designing games for learning, immersive technologies, and STEM education.



To Apply:

Apply on-line at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic. (Job ID 28424) Upload (a) a letter of application in which you describe the position you are applying for and in detail your qualifications for the position, (b) research statement, (c) 2 sample scholarly artifacts, (d) evidence of experiences in seeking or generating external funding, (e) evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews) and (f) a diversity statement (professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance campus diversity and equity efforts), (g) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application. Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section. Please direct any questions to Dr. Jenny Bossaller (bossallerj@missouri.edu), Chair of the Search Committee, 303 Townsend Hall, Columbia MO 65211. 

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

 

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Access Services Assistant (Evenings and Weekends), Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Access Services Assistant is responsible for providing a range of library public services. This position serves as a main contact for library patrons seeking help, general information, and resources. This includes direct interaction with students, faculty, and staff regarding use of library materials, circulation services, course reserves services, interlibrary loan, and use of special library equipment and facilities. This position interprets and communicates library policies and procedures, and assists with supervision and training of student employees. This position is also responsible for stacks maintenance, including the shelving of library materials, shelf reading, and shifting projects.

 

Schedule: 

Full Time, Monday-Thursday 3pm-11pm; Sunday 12-8pm (Academic Year)

 

Qualifications: 

• Bachelor's degree and experience with library circulation processes and public services required, preferably in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to work Monday-Thursday 3pm-11pm and Sunday 12-8pm.
• Supervisory experience, and strong supervisory skills.
• Proficiency with relevant desktop tools and technologies, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.
• Proficiency with, or aptitude to become proficient with, specialized digitization processes, software, and equipment essential to departmental operations (e.g., scanners, editing of digital images, creation of PDF files, etc.).
• Strong commitment to public services.
• Well-organized, with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Team orientation, flexibility, versatility, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex and changing public service environment.
• Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff.
• Ability to juggle constantly changing demands at a busy public service point.
• Effective conflict resolution skills.

 

About Wheaton College:

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700 undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23% of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

 

To apply: https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/2589

 

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

The Research and Instruction Librarian works collaboratively with the Information Instruction Coordinator and other librarians to develop dynamic user-centered instructional programming that emphasizes critical thinking, active learning, and high-impact practices, utilizing appropriate technologies. In collaboration with academic department faculty, the Research and Instruction Librarian teaches information instruction sessions and provides research consultations both online and in-person, at the Reference desk, and by appointment.

The Research and Instruction Librarian also works closely with programs such as the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA), and the Honors Program to provide guidance to students conducting research projects. The incumbent serves as liaison to assigned academic departments on campus for collection development, instruction, and research support. The Research and Instruction Librarian collaborates with student support units, such as (but not necessarily) the Career Center, Reading & Writing Center, or others to support campus-wide student success activities. The incumbent will also participate in professional activities, continuing scholarship, and serve on University committees.

 

Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Experience developing and implementing instruction or training plans
  • Demonstrated understanding of current trends in library instruction, including assessment, pedagogy, and instructional technologies to support multi-modal learning
  • Demonstrated excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Evidence of strong team orientation and a track record of successful collaboration
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse community and foster a culture of inclusion


For more information and to submit an application: https://westfield.interviewexchange.com/


About Westfield State University:

In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds. Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.

Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.

 

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Head of User Services/User Experience Librarian, California State University - San Marcos, San Marcos, CA

CSUSM is pleased to invite applications for the Head of User Services/User Experience Librarian in the University Library at the level of Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian. This position is tenure-track. The CSUSM Library, one of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, supports the campus' mission to place the student as an active participant in the learning process. The Library works collaboratively with the campus community to provide a dynamic learning environment and experiences within and beyond the classroom as well as access to information needed to foster curiosity and scholarly inquiry.

The 200,000 square foot Kellogg Library has five floors that include more than 40 group study rooms and 300 computers, and is a gateway to more than 180 electronic databases and 550,000 books and e-books. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to join our growing organization of over 50 skilled faculty librarians and staff members, who support teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the fastest-growing universities in the California State University System. The CSUSM Library's Strategic Plan, 2015-2020 can be found at https://biblio.csusm.edu/strategic-plan.



DUTIES

The University Library at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks an innovative Head of User Services/User Experience (HoUS/UX) Librarian.

Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the HoUS/UX Librarian will provide leadership, guidance, and strategic direction to the User Services Department and foster a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment. As a unit head, the HoUS/UX Librarian will provide lead work direction for twelve User Services staff and support the work of the Engagement & Inclusion Librarian. The User Services Department comprises the functional areas of circulation, course reserves, user engagement and outreach, stacks management, and media, as well as multiple physical and online services. Other unit head responsibilities include serving on the Library's leadership team and facilitating communication and coordination with other departments in the Library.

The HoUS/UX Librarian will provide leadership in developing, evaluating, and implementing innovative, user-focused academic information/resource services for the University community as well as fostering an environment of responsive, welcoming services and spaces. While primarily a department head position, the incumbent will explore and contribute to the design of emerging user services technologies and develop forward-thinking approaches to the delivery of excellent public services in an organization committed to the teaching, learning, and the research endeavors of the University.

 Specific Duties

  • Serves as the head for the User Services Department. Provides lead work direction for User Services staff.
  • Supports the activities of the Engagement and Inclusion Librarian to provide outreach services and develop Library exhibits and events.
  • Makes recommendations to the Dean on department budget, staff, and facility needs.
  • Represents the User Services Department on the Library's leadership team.
  • Employs UX best practices and theory to provide leadership and vision in developing and improving innovative, user-centered Library-wide public services, spaces, policies, and procedures.
  • In collaboration with relevant Library stakeholders, provides leadership on issues surrounding access and use of print and electronic resources.
  • Provides interpretation and guidance for User Services staff on copyright legislation impacting higher education.
  • Pursues a strong research agenda within the field of academic librarianship or job-related field.
  • Actively participates in library, university and/or professional-level service commitments.
  • Other duties as assigned.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent. Demonstrated experience supervising or directing the work of staff. Demonstrated experience working in a user services or similar department in a library. Demonstrated success in leadership of a user services or similar unit within a library. Demonstrated success in collaborative work focused on developing user-centered services and/or processes. Demonstrated potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion under the Library's criteria for professional performance, scholarship and service. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Published and/or presented research related to user services/user experience in academic libraries. Participation in local, regional or national professional organizations. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in professional performance, research, and/or service.

Demonstrated experience and/or expertise in:

  • Working in an environment where both faculty and staff are unionized
  • Working with the Ex Libris integrated library system
  • Integrating library services into a campus learning management system
  • Developing both physical and virtual library spaces that center student learning
  • Applying user experience assessment theories and methodologies

Knowledge of:

  • Contemporary copyright issues, open access initiatives, and trends in scholarly communication
  • Current trends in media collections
  • Assistive technology and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) formatting and compliance



APPLICATION: 

Applications must include:

Submit application and direct any inquiries to:

USXLIB@csusm.edu 

A review of applications will commence January 14, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled. 



The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. 

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

 

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Open Rank Tenure-Track/Tenured Position, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured position with a focus on Applied Technology and/or Data Science. We are seeking candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Mobile App Development, Text Mining, Information Retrieval, Data Ethics, or User Experience Design. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach one or more of the required courses for the bachelor's or master's programs in online and in person environments.

The successful applicant for this position will join the OU SLIS faculty in the education of undergraduate, master's and doctoral students in various capacities including teaching courses, supervising independent courses, advising, and serving on students' committees. The teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester. The faculty member will conduct scholarly research resulting in publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, edited books, books, and conference papers. Seeking opportunities for internal and external funding is also expected. Additionally, the candidate will be committed to engagement in service to the profession and in the shared governance within the university.

The position is based on the Norman campus and will begin August 16, 2019. The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further benefits information please access the Human Resources website at http://hr.ou.edu/.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma was established in 1929 and is situated within the College of Arts and Sciences. It has recently become an affiliate member of the iSchool consortium. The School has faculty in residence at both the Norman and Tulsa campuses, and faculty teach students at both locations, and online students in a variety of locations. The School has long-standing MLIS and bachelor's programs, along with a new Ph.D. in Information Studies and several new graduate certificate programs. The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement. It serves the educational, cultural, economic, and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. I research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. The University of Oklahoma's beautiful, bustling campus is nestled in the heart of Norman, the state's third largest city, located just south of Oklahoma City. Norman combines the charm of a college town, the sophistication of a cosmopolitan city and the history and culture of the American West. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the "Best Places to Live" rankings. With a cost of living close to 15 percent less than the national average, Norman is a very affordable city. In fall 2014, Time ranked Norman the "least expensive city to raise children." For more information visit: http://soonerway.ou.edu and http://www.ou.edu/flipbook.

Qualifications

Research

Successful candidates will:

  • Have a record of research and scholarship with current publications and a passion for developing innovative and cross-cutting research, publishing, participating in scholarly conferences, and pursuing external grant funding
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external faculty on cross-disciplinary projects
  • Show impact through external and internal grant funding, scholarly recognition through expected channels such as citations by other researchers as measured by bibliometrics/altmetrics, invited lectures and presentations, and through awards (best conference paper, association awards, etc.)

Teaching and Service

Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Teach required and elective Information Science, Data Science, and Technology (IS/DS/Tech) courses for the SLIS undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Develop new IS/DS/Tech courses to expand and strengthen the undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Help guide the continual improvement of current degree programs
  • Advise master's and Ph.D. students
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees
  • Be actively involved in local, national, and international scholarly/professional information and data science organizations
  • Pursue community engagement opportunities such as interacting with local industry/employers on service learning projects for students, internship placements, and promoting our students and graduates
  • Have interest and experience in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats including on-campus, interactive video, online, and blended.

 

EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

Required Qualifications

  • A doctorate in information studies, computer science, informatics, or a related field is required at the time of appointment
  • An active and productive research program
  • Experience with technology and/or data science tools and methods

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills in applied technology, information science, and/or data science tools and methods
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching that engages students in hands-on skill development
  • A sustained research program and a record of top-tier, peer-reviewed, or other high-impact scholarly publication
  • Experience with collaborative, cross-disciplinary research and a record of external funding
  • Leadership in research, instruction, and/or service

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted online via ByCommittee (https://apply.interfolio.com/58616) and should include a letter of application, a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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Data Services Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to develop robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students.  This dynamic librarian will guide and expand the Library's efforts in data management planning, discovery and access of research data, data sharing and publication, and data visualization.  The Data Services Librarian will actively collaborate with faculty and staff within the HS/HSL and withpartners throughout the University.

This new position is a member of the Services Division, home to information services, research and education services, and bioinformation services. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director of Services. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop research services related to the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of research data.
  • Identify software and tools supportingthe discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of research data.
  • Deliver expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, and staff supporting research data needs.
  • Develop and lead dynamic in-person and online instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
  • Engage with University partners integrating research data services into administrative units and academic programs within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work). 
  • Promote research collaboration and data sharing by developing a marketing strategy and conducting outreach activities to grow the UMB Data Catalog, a searchable collection of records describing datasets.
  • Participate actively in committees within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Background in working with qualitative and/or quantitative research data.
  • Experience with scientific programming (such as R, Python) and statistical software (such as SPSS and SAS).
  • Knowledge of data repositories and public data sets in the health sciences.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

 

PREFERRED:

  • Certification in data science or advanced training in data handling.
  • Experience in a health sciences environment.
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau or D3.js.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
  • Familiarity with the HIPAA privacy rule and federal human subjects research guidelines.

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by January 31, 2019. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/DataLibrarian.  

 

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

 

BENEFITS:

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

 

ENVIRONMENT: 

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

 

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

 

The Library supports the 6,500 students, and over 7,300 faculty and staff members on UMB's 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark. 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/.

 

UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

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Community Engagement Archivist/Librarian, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is seeking a Community Engagement Archivist to initiate and carry out collaborations in the Greater Charlotte region that support the mission of Special Collections & University Archives to preserve and share Charlotte's diverse history. Our oral history and manuscript collection strengths include civil rights and LGBTQ+ history, neighborhood planning and urban development, education, politics, and motorsports.

 

Position Overview: 

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the job responsibilities and essential functions for library faculty should be interpreted in the context of the Library's strategic plan.

Library faculty engage in service to the University, community, and profession. We create physical and digital environments that encourage learning and innovation, build and preserve collections, support research, and advance scholarship. We provide access to and promote the discovery of information. We help our communities become proficient information users and lifelong learners. Library faculty serve current and future UNCCharlotte students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Greater Charlotte and global community by sustaining the intellectual and creative life, and facilitating lifelong learning, discovery, and engagement.

Library faculty are expected to collaborate within the Library and beyond in the performance of professional duties that may include, but are not limited to: selecting, organizing, preserving, and facilitating access to materials; supporting teaching, learning, and research; providing outreach to the campus and community; and developing and maintaining digital and technological innovations.

Library faculty participate in scholarly research, creative endeavors, and professional activities to serve the Library, the University, and the information professions. Library faculty are strongly encouraged to pursue external funding for library-related initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Engages individuals, families, and organizations in the greater Charlotte region in efforts to preserve and share the region's diverse history through projects involving manuscripts, oral histories, and/or community archives.
  • Provides reference and instruction services in the Special Collections & University Archives reading room (10-12 hours/week).
  • Engages with faculty and colleagues to promote and support the inclusion of community archives and public history-related service-learning initiatives into the curriculum.
  • In collaboration with colleagues in the Library, plans events and conducts other outreach activities to raise community awareness of Special Collections and University Archives materials and services.
  • Assists with creating social media posts, community relations, and exhibits.
  • May contribute to arrangement, description, and/or digitization activities in the unit.
  • Engages in professional service and scholarship.
  • Participates in committees and faculty governance in the Library and on campus.
  • May supervise temporary staff and/or students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications: 

The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions in Atkins Library is completion of a master's degree in the field of library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association by time of interview.

Graduation with master's degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. A second masters in another discipline or an earned doctorate is highly desirable.

     Preferred: 

  • Minimum one year of experience working in an archival or library setting (including internships, student and volunteer work, community archiving, etc.)
  • Commitment to continuous personal and professional improvement in cultural diversity competence.
  • Commitment to fostering an environment of mutual respect and inclusion in the community, reading room, classroom and workplace.
  • Ability to initiate and lead collaborations with diverse constituencies.
  • Familiarity with community archiving and oral history concepts, ethics, and practices.
  • Experience providing services to the public in a library, archives, retail, food service, nonprofit, government, or other setting.
  • Demonstrated interest in the history of culture and people of the South.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.


For more information and to apply: jobs.uncc.edu/postings/25353

 

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

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Reference Librarian Instructor, Highline College, Des Moines, WA

Highline College (located in Des Moines, Washington) is recruiting for a full-time, 9‑month tenure‑track Reference Librarian position (linkstarting fall quarter, September 17, 2019.  The reference librarian will provide research assistance and individualized instruction to students, faculty, staff, and the public. The reference librarian will collaborate with discipline faculty to teach information literacy to students in variety of classes across the curriculum including BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) classes. As a member of the reference department, the librarian will share responsibility for collection development.  The reference librarian will provide support to improve equity and student achievement, specifically to cohorts of underserved students. The reference department is instrumental in leading open educational resources (OER) use and expansion. The reference librarian is service oriented, requiring excellent social, communication, and collaboration skills.  


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



For a more detailed description of the position and qualifications, and to apply, please view the position at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highline/jobs/2298624/reference-librarian-instructor-tenure-track.

To ensure full consideration, please follow instructions carefully and fill out the online form completely including the supplemental question regarding diversity. 

Deadline to apply is February 8, 2019 at 4pm.

 

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Simmons University PhD in Library and Information Science, Simmons University, Boston, MA

We are happy to announce that we have extended our Fall 2019 PhD application deadline until February 1, 2019.


Our Boston-based program is composed of a cohesive and collaborative cohort. Students work with faculty to tailor the program to their interests and career goals. Doctoral studies can be conducted at various intersections of setting, audience, and activity. Cultural heritage, preservation, information literacy, diversity and inclusion in LIS services, information behavior research, usability and user experience research, and community informatics are some examples of study areas which our current students and graduates have explored. 

We offer scholarships, fellowships and teaching assistantships for top applicants, including the Thomas J. Galvin '56LS Endowed Scholarship fund. The Committee on Doctoral Studies reviews and approves financial support for research projects and travel reimbursement.


There's still time to complete your application by February 1 and join our vibrant community in the Fall 2019 semester. To apply, please click here. 

 

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Subject Librarian for Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering, University at Albany Libraries, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as the subject librarian for chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics, computer science, and engineering. This position supports several programs within the College of Arts and Sciences and the new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Other subject responsibilities may be assigned contingent on the successful candidate's qualifications and institutional needs. This position reports to the Director of Collections and requires travel between uptown and downtown campus locations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the subject liaison to the assigned departments and provides outreach to and support for faculty and students
  • Evaluates, maintains and develops library collections and manages subject acquisitions budgets
  • Participates in library projects and initiatives
  • Provides subject-related instruction and teaches workshops
  • Provides in-depth research consultation and support for scholarly communication services for faculty and students in the assigned subject areas
  • Collaborates with colleagues responsible for related disciplines to provide coverage for interdisciplinary subjects
  • Creates and maintains subject websites and research guides
  • 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.

 

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

 

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions:

https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=106095

 

Application deadline: February 13, 2019

 

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

 

About the University at Albany:

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

 

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Assistant Librarian (Electronic Resources Librarian), Utah State University, Logan, UT

Open Date: 12/18/2018 

Review Date: 01/17/2019 

Job Category: Faculty 

Department: Library & Information Services 

College/Unit: Library & Instructional Support 

Location: Logan Campus 

Posting Duration: Open Until Filled 

 

Position Summary:

This position manages the Libraries' collection of electronic resources and works collaboratively with stakeholders throughout the Library, University, and consortia as needed. The Libraries provide a combination of owned, subscribed, on-­demand, and Open Access materials through local and consortial arrangements. The Electronic Resources Librarian plays a key role in day-to-day operations by maintaining various points of access to these materials, including through local systems and vendor interfaces. This position provides leadership for navigating the complex, ever­changing role of electronic resources and communicating those changes to the institution. A paraprofessional dedicated to electronic resources supports the work of this position as do a number of collegial and collaborative cross-functional committees. The position reports to the Head of Collection Management & Resource Sharing and is a tenure-track Assistant Librarian position with a scholarship requirement and generous support for presenting at professional conferences.  The Electronic Resources Librarian is a 12-month position with an anticipated start date of May/June 2019.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the acquisition and management of electronic resources
  • Collaborates with the Collection Development Librarian and department liaisons to assess and coordinate renewals and selection of new resources
  • Provides top-level support for e-­resource troubleshooting and ensures ongoing usability and accessibility
  • Promotes the Libraries' resources and provides trainings to Library employees
  • Manages administrative metadata in local and third­-party systems and knowledgebases (Innovative ERM, Encore Duet, Serials Solutions, etc.)
  • Negotiates and tracks licenses
  • Assists in budget projections
  • Works scheduled hours at the Research Help Desk

 

Dept/College Highlights:

Utah State University is a multi-campus land-grant institution serving a student population of 29,000. The main campus is situated in the beautiful Cache Valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City and offers an affordable cost of living.  USU is just minutes from two mountain ranges and within a half-day's drive of six national parks, providing a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. The University benefits from the Merrill-Cazier Library, a beautiful, recently constructed building with an automatic retrieval system, allowing for creative and student-centered uses of space. 

Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package including medical and dental with a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 22 days/year vacation.

 

Qualifications:

     Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-­accredited MLS degree before hire date
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and report data
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including listening, writing, and speaking
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and perform complicated tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing assignments and needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an academic or research library
  • Demonstrated technical-support skills
  • Familiarity with current issues in electronic resources
  • Experience training or teaching
  • Familiarity with technical standards and formats relevant to electronic resources such as SUSHI, OpenURL, and COUNTER, link resolvers, proxy authentication, and discovery platforms
  • Experience working with integrated library systems, such as Innovative Interface's library system Sierra
  • Familiarity with or experience administering an electronic resources management system (ERMS)

 

Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package 

Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100 

Advertised Salary:

Salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits, including an additional annual retirement contribution of 14.2% of salary. 

Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):

Cover Letter, Resume/CV

 

To view the full job description and apply, please follow this link. 

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Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2019/20 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Fixed Duration Position:  10 months from date of hire; non-renewable
Expected Start Date:        July 1, 2019

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

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, 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 web.library.yale.edu.

 

The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale consists of collections from three formerly-separate operating units: Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama. Now located under one roof, these libraries support the Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama, and the department of the History of Art, as well as the teaching and research needs of the Yale community beyond the visual arts. In addition, the Arts Library houses several prominent archival and special collections in Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama, ranging from type specimens and woodblocks to theatrical archives to one of the world's foremost collection of books on color. For additional information on the Haas Family Arts Library, please visit the Library's web site at web.library.yale.edu/arts.

 

Position Description

The Yale University Library welcomes applications for the 2018/19 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.  Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation: ensuring the growth of the discipline by promoting the advancement of new professionals.

The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale serves a distinguished array of academic and museum programs, architects, artists and scholars. Kress Fellows have the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and students in distinguished Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama; a nationally- ranked department of the History of Art; and two outstanding university art museums, the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. They also have occasion to collaborate with colleagues from throughout the Yale University Library, including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the library and rare books department of the Yale Center for British Art. The rich professional and scholarly resources of New York City and Boston's art libraries and museums are within two hours' travel, providing further opportunities for professional growth and professional contact with colleagues.

 

Responsibilities

The Kress Fellowship is a 10-month appointment and focuses on multiple areas of art librarianship including public services, collection development and management, special collections, and digital collections.  Projects and activities will draw on subject areas served by the Haas Arts Library including the history of art, architecture, drama, and aligned area studies. The fellow will gain experience in reference services and library research education in the Haas Family Arts Library, Haas Arts Library Special Collections, and the Library and Archives of the Yale Center for British Art. Other activities will vary based on current Yale Library needs and the fellow's interest and experience.

During their tenure at Yale, Kress Fellows are expected to pursue mutually agreed-upon projects resulting in a publishable paper, a new library service (such as a webpage or research guide), or other relevant deliverables. Kress Fellows are also introduced to a broad spectrum of professional activities and may have the opportunity to perform collection development activities or assist with library-based exhibitions. Kress Fellows also participate in library planning committees and task forces and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and other collaborative activities. Fellows are expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community. 

 

Qualifications

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science (degree must be completed before date of hire). Background in history of art, architecture, or related arts disciplines. Excellent analytical, organizational, management, customer service, and interpersonal skills.  Ability to effectively build partnerships and promote the benefits of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity, diversity of opinion, and historic precedent.  Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written expression.  Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Preferred:  Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in history of art, architecture or related arts disciplines.  Experience with web design and development and digital information resources. Experience with HTML and XML.  Reading knowledge of two or more Western European languages.

 

Salary and Benefits

The Kress Fellowship is a competitive position. Applicants should submit a current resume or CV, a brief cover letter/statement of interest, and names and contact information for three professional references to Lindsay King via e-mail at lindsay.king@yale.edu, before February 1, 2019. The statement of interest is expected to reflect a genuine commitment to art librarianship and an interest in the provision of information services to the visual arts community. There is no application form. Please be sure to include "2019/20 Kress Fellowship" in the e-mail subject and cover letter.  A search committee of Yale librarians will review submissions. The Kress Fellow will be in residence at Yale for ten months and will receive an award of $40,000, prorated over the fellowship term. Health insurance will be provided.

 

Background Check Requirements

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit http://your.yale.edu/policies-procedures/policies/hr-100-employment-policies for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

 

  Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

 

 

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Archives Program Officer and Academic Professional, University of Illinois Library, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Archives Program Officer - Archives Research Center and University Archives
Academic Professional 
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

 

Positions Available: Positions available immediately. These are 100%-time, twelve-month appointment academic positions in the University Library.

Position one is a full-time professional position in the University Library. The position provides professional reference and operational support for the Archives Research Center. The position reports to the Archivist for Student Life and Culture.

Position two is a visiting professional position in the University Archives' Main Library location, with an initial term of four years and the possibility of extension depending upon future needs and resources.  It is focused on professional reference and research and implementation for records surveying, appraisal, and arrangement and description, including the arrangement and description of digital records.  The position reports to the University Archivist.

When applying, candidates should indicate if they are interested in being considered for position one, position two or both positions.

Duties and Responsibilities: These professional positions assume leading roles in providing services for archival materials and, through specialized knowledge of records, standards andarchival techniques, will 1) assist faculty, administrators, students and members of the public in locating, interpreting, and making research use of primary and secondary sources and 2) survey, appraise, arrange, and describe archives. Through application of research and best practices, these positions lead or collaborate in planning and implementing policies and procedures for services related to the collections held at the Archives Research Center or University Archives, including both Student Life and Culture Archives and general University Archives materials. The incumbents provide and coordinate reference, access, and outreach services and the arrangement, description, and digitization of archival materials including university records, manuscript collections, and professional and student organization records. The successful candidate will develop and implement plans to accession, arrange, process, describe, and provide access to archival materials in analog and digital forms, in consultation with the Student Life and Culture Archivist and the University Archivist as well as with functional experts in other Library units, such as Preservation Services; Digitization Services; Research and Information Services; and the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library. The positions also assist in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate student workers.

The University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, and equality, and strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment in the Library and throughout the campus community, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values

Specific responsibilities for the two positions will vary from week to week but may include:

Applying an understanding of the intellectual and contextual nature of archives content and how that intersects with users' reference and research needs:

  • Creates exceptional user experiences by joining knowledge of content of archives with an analysis of the researcher's needs and an understanding of evidential linkages between records;
  • Provides access to the archives and collections through research and relevant subject knowledge, and mediating complex in-person and remote reference and research requests;
  • Researches and teaches instructional sessions for students, faculty, and visitors on the use of archival materials, focusing both on the nature of unpublished documentation and subject areas of relevance to the audiences for Archives Research Center or University Archives materials;
  • Leads one-on-one or small group research consultations;
  • Researches, creates, and maintains content-rich, analytical, and high quality articles, exhibits, and online resources for scholarly and general interest use of the Archives;
  • Researches and writes analytical research guides for specific topics and classes

Applying advanced research and experience in archival theory and functions:

  • Writes grant applications to garner additional resources to process and enhance access to holdings of the University Archives and programs at the Archives Research Center;
  • Using best professional practices grounded in historical research and contextual understanding, plans and conducts or supervises the survey, accessioning, and arrangement of archives, manuscript collections, electronic, and digital records (including web and social media archives), and other archival materials;
  • Advances public engagement by researching and organizing onsite and traveling exhibits, creating marketing materials, and programming speaking events or outreach activities;
  • Researches and writes content for website, media, and social media, and other engagement opportunities

Applying technical knowledge of archival practice:

  • Ensures that digital materials are preserved and accessible based on knowledge of electronic records management techniques and theory;
  • Prepares and implements digitization plans and plans for processing digital acquisitions to ensure that digital materials are freely and appropriately accessible;
  • Researches intellectual property permissions to fulfill user requests;
  • Assesses and protects property and privacy rights of record creators;
  • To ensure the integrity of facilities and environmental systems that guarantee collection security and preservation, overseesarchives facilities;
  • Develops and writes documentation for processing policies and procedures that follows best practices;
  • Hires, trains, mentors, and supervises others in arrangement and description activities;
  • Develops and maintains the University Archives web presence, including coordination of systems migrations, in consultation with staff from Library Information Technology Services

Academic Professional employees are encouraged to use "investigation time" to pursue areas of interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library's policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees <www.library.illinois.edu/administration/human/resources/...>. Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities

Environment: The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 14 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and "embedded librarian" programs.

The University Archives' permanent staff includes seven archivists, two academic professional, graduate assistants, and hourly student assistants operating from three service locations: Room 146 Library, the Archives Research Center, and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music. University Archives holdings include official records of the university, papers of prominent faculty and alumni, andassociated manuscript collections and records, papers, photographs, audiovisual materials, and related historical collections of professional and public service associations.

The Archives Research Center is a research service point and holdings facility of the University Archives. Its holdings include the Student Life and Culture (SLC) Archives, a program administered by the Archivist for Student Life and Culture to document the history of student life nationally (particularly in terms fraternal organizations) and locally at the University. It also houses the archives of the American Library Association, the Advertising Council and other national organization archives as well as a majority of University of Illinois archival records and collections.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master's degree in library/information science or archives or museum studies or public history or a related field
  • Bachelor's degree in the humanities, social sciences, or related field
  • Prior professional or pre-professional experience working  with documentary material in an archives, museum, or special collections repository
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, archival techniques and practices
  • Ability to manage and complete a diverse range of projects in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs. to a height of 5 feet
  • Demonstrated research and discursive writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly in writing and in person
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment

Preferred:

  • ALA accredited Master's of library/information science with a focus on archives
  • One or more years of demonstrated experience arranging, describing, and managing archives or manuscript collections
  • Demonstrated experience using current and emerging technologies to improve access to archives and/or manuscript collections
  • Demonstrated experience with digitization and/or digital record ingest
  • Working knowledge of preservation and/or conservation practices 

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 work days' vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 days annual sick leave (cumulative up to a maximum of 240 days) plus an additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year if necessary; health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided to employees (coverage for dependents may be purchased); participation in the State Universities Retirement System is required upon appointment (8% of member's salary is withheld and is tax exempt until retirement); newly hired university employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security, and are subject to its deduction.

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state andthe nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: illinois.edu/about/community/community.html orhttp://www.ccchamber.org/.

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. When applying, include interest in being considered for position one, position two or both positions. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169. 

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by February 1, 2019. Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date. 

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity.

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