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Japanese Cataloger/Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Reporting to Director of the East Asia Library, the Japanese Cataloger/EAL Serials & E-Resources Librarian provides original, enhancement and complex copy cataloging for Japanese materials in all formats, including Japanese classic and rare books, historical maps and media materials. The position provides original, enhancement and complex copy cataloging for electronic resources and serials including electronic journals, e-books, and databases in the CJK languages; and maintains cataloging records received from vendors.

 

Working collaboratively and independently, the librarian ensures prompt access to newly acquired library resources and timely resolves access issues. The Japanese Cataloger/EAL Serials & E-Resources Librarian is a dynamic, self-motivated, and forward-looking individual with leadership potential who is committed to providing high quality access and discovery for research materials. The librarian keeps abreast of the developments and trends regarding CJK cataloging and metadata. Collaborating with cataloging and technical services operations within the Libraries, the Japanese Cataloger/EAL Serials & E-Resources Librarian contributes to the development of cataloging policies and best practices for CJK language materials and special collections. To provide high-quality and user-centered services, the Japanese Cataloger/EAL Serials & E-Resources Librarian also practices holistic librarianship and actively participates in public and user services.

 

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Performs original descriptive, subject, and genre/form cataloging and classification of Japanese language material including rare books and special collections in all formats using RDA: Resource Description & Access, LC-PCC Policy Statements and Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) guidelines, LC classification, LC subject headings and genre/form terms, and OCLC MARC tagging, including CEAL CJK cataloging best practices.
  • Performs original, enhancement and complex copy cataloging for electronic resources including e-books, e-journals and databases in the CJK languages.
  • Maintains vendor records received from outsourcing and other services.
  • Performs original and enhancement cataloging of serials in the CJK languages and serves as the resource person on copy cataloging of CJK serials.
  • Works closely with the supervisor of EAL Technical Services to coordinate with Cataloging and Metadata Services and serials operations of the main library on policies and practices regarding serials and e-resources cataloging and maintenance.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends and new developments of rules and policies in the field of CJK cataloging and metadata; actively acquires new skills needed to carry out high quality cataloging and metadata.
  • Participates in EAL public and user service activities.
  • Provides reference assistance to users of the Japanese collection in the absence of the Japanese Studies Librarian.
  • Participates in library committees and meetings as appropriate and informs other East Asia Library staff of committee discussions, deliberations, and decisions.

 

Rank

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

 

Benefits

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. 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 or local income tax.

 

Salary

$52,000 minimum. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Anticipated Start Date

While we hope to fill the position by October 1st, 2019, we are happy to work with the successful candidate to explore opportunities for an earlier or later start date.

 

Qualifications

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and other cataloging standards and tools such as AACR2r, RDA, LCSH, LCC classification, MARC 21, Dublin Core.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging serials and electronic resources according to standards of CONSER: Cooperative Online Serials Program and BIBCO: Monographic Bibliographic Record Cooperative Program.
  • Demonstrated understanding of linked data principles and knowledge of library linked data initiatives.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems, authority control, and bibliographic record maintenance
  • Excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication in English and Japanese, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical.
  • Reading knowledge in classic Japanese and demonstrated experience working with classic Japanese material.
  • Demonstrated ability of working in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and creativity are essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continued learning and services to the library profession such serving on national or local committees.

Preferred

  • Experience with RDA and AACR2
  • Experience with the ExLibris Alma ILS.
  • Experience working with digital libraries or institutional repositories.
  • Post-MLIS (or equivalent degree) professional experience in original cataloging and/or metadata creation for Japanese language materials
  • Working knowledge and/or cataloging experience in one or more other East Asian languages, i.e. Chinese and/or Korean languages.

 

Application Instructions

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019. To ensure consideration, applications must be completed in Interfolio by this time throught the following link.

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

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

 

*UW Libraries Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement Guidelines

Equity is a core value of the UW Libraries and an integral component of the Libraries 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. We aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. In your application, please include a separate statement of no more than 300 words that describes your potential to support and contribute to the Libraries' commitment to providing equitable services and resources to all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status.

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Research and Instruction Librarian I, University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, MA

Reporting to the Head of Reference, Outreach and Instruction (ROI) in the Healey Library, the Reference and Instruction Librarian provides in-depth library research and instructional support at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  This entry level full-time position will collaborate with colleagues in the library and across campus to instruct, engage and support the nearly 17,000 students, and 1,100 faculty in the full range of library resources and services, on and off campus.

 

The successful candidate will be a creative, proactive and innovative individual who engages and collaborates with our unique and diverse campus community in working with the information resources needed for student success, teaching, and research.  The capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a user-centered environment is essential, along with some teaching experience and evidence of commitment to student success in an active learning environment.

 

The Reference and Instruction Librarian works collaboratively with the ROI team to reimagine and redesign library instruction sessions so that the focus is always on inquiry-guided active learning, student engagement, and student-centered pedagogy. This improvement process may happen in one-on-one meetings, team meetings to workshop upcoming library instruction sessions, or independently.  The incumbent actively participates in the creation of a library of reusable lesson plans, learning objects, and assessments, all built around programmatic information literacy goals, so that these transformative pedagogies and practices may be easily reworked and reused for many different teaching and learning situations.

 

The incumbent will possess demonstrable ability to work independently and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds, knowledge of the research process and familiarity with a wide range of educational technologies and productivity software; excellent interpersonal skills; verbal and written communication skills and demonstrable organizational and time management skills.

 

The individual will explore new ways of engaging library users and will advocate and provide leadership and vision to improve awareness and reach out effectively to the college and campus community.

 

The successful candidate provides excellent customer service; provides reference and research support both in-person and through virtual reference initiatives; thinks critically in analyzing problems and developing resourceful solutions; is able to manage a complex workload, can prioritize tasks and complete work on time with minimum supervision.

 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and conducts in-person, online, synchronous, and asynchronous information literacy instruction sessions aligned with ACRL guidelines, standards, and frameworks, LEAP initiative and AAC&U VALUE rubrics
  • Develops integrated assessments for lesson plans and uses assessment data to inform continuous improvements in products and practice
  • Develops online and print research and instructional materials; lectures, workshops, web-based tutorials, and pre-recorded sessions; integrating educational technologies
  • Provides reference and research support virtually and in person
  • Collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to integrate information literacy instruction and assessments into UMB curricula
  • Provides reference coverage for network-based 24/7 real-time chat reference services, using such platforms as LibAnswers, a shared library reference email account, and other platforms or channels
  • Participates in outreach and programming to engage students, faculty, staff, and outside stakeholders
  • Advocates for information literacy across campus and its application to teaching, learning, academic libraries, and higher education
  • Collaborates with technology staff to develop innovative approaches to reference services and teaching
  • Communicates with distance education faculty and students to keep them abreast of changes in online library resources; ensuring that library services are optimized to meet the needs of remote users
  • Serves as library liaison to multiple college departments and programs, as assigned through the Healey Library Liaison Program
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting reference consultations and familiarity with academic research reference sources: databases, integrated library systems, and research tools.
  • Knowledgeable about and some experience with creating online learning objects, including tutorials, instructional materials and/or research guides.
  • Familiarity with the types of technology and online services currently in use in academic libraries. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively and inclusively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.
  • Capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student- centered environment.
  • Familiarity with current trends in academic library information systems and higher education.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
  • Competency with wide range of educational technologies and productivity software as well as Microsoft Office Suite.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of related academic library experience associated with information literacy instruction, reference, and research support
  • Experience with educational technologies and their applications in academic libraries

 

To Apply: http://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/500290/reference-and-instruction-librarian

 

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

 

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

 

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Asst Professor/Associate Professor) in Information Science.  CIS provides one of the largest postgraduate programmes in Information and Library Studies in the UK, and is a member of the iSchools group, a coalition of the world's leading information schools.  Our SISRG (Strathclyde iSchool Research Group) research group is an interdisciplinary information science research group, investigating information behaviour, information engagement, information policy and interactive information retrieval.  In pursuit of a literate and informed society, much of our work is societal in nature and holistic in perspective, investigating human information need and use, and informing the design and delivery of public information systems and services.

 

We seek to recruit an energetic, highly motivated scholar who will contribute to the research, teaching, and administrative activities of the school in the MSc and PhD programs. The successful applicant will have primary research interests and expertise in information and library studies.  The appointee will be expected to teach on the Department's MSc Information and Library Studies and to work closely with our Information Seeking Behaviour research group (a sub-group within our SISRG).  We particularly encourage applicants with practical library experience.

 

Candidates for Lecturer level will demonstrate significant promise in their research discipline with a record of achievement in their career to date.  Candidates for Senior Lecturer level will already have a track record of scholarship and teaching experience. They will have ambitious academic goals and an understanding of how to bring in the grant income required to fund those goals.

 

An appointment will be made at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer dependent on the skills and experience of the candidate. Please indicate which position you wish to be considered for.

 

Research Starter Grant

The Faculty of Science offers a Research Starter Grant to all new full-time, non-professorial, academic staff within the Faculty. The grant may be used for any purpose that assists staff to establish their Strathclyde research career and to assist in attracting additional funding for research from external sources. Any grant awarded will be to a maximum of £10,000, and the planned expenditure of the award is normally for a period of 18 months.


Formal interviews for this post will be held week commencing 10/06/2019. 

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Ian Ruthven or Dr Diane Pennington, ian.ruthven@strath.ac.uk, diane.pennington@strath.ac.uk, (+44 141 548 3704, +44 141 548 3900). 

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Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, PA

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will strengthen the discovery of the Libraries' collections by creating original MARC metadata records following RDA and AACR2 standards, as well as other non-MARC metadata related formats (e.g., Dublin Core, MODS, METS). The candidate will implement and assist in the development of metadata policies including descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata schemas for the Libraries' current and future systems including ExLibris' Alma/Primo, Islandora, and other content management systems. An initial focus for this position will be a collaborative effort to improve and revise migrated data. The incumbent also assists the Electronic Resources Management Librarian in support for e-resource discovery and access.

 

Essential Responsibilities

Cataloging:  Performs original and copy cataloging for a variety of material types; Evaluates and upgrades minimal level bibliographic records; Corrects data errors in bibliographic, holding, and item records; Contributes to authority control and classification

Bibliographic Metadata Management: Collaborates with colleagues to support the use of Alma functionality for metadata management; Participates in TriCollege projects for metadata creation and enrichment; In consultation with Electronic Resources Management Librarian, creates and manages import profiles

Metadata Creation and Support for Local Digital Collections: Coordinates with Special Collections colleagues to develop appropriate non-MARC metadata for items in the library digital collections;  Streamlines processes for metadata cleanup and provides support for metadata transformation

 

Additional Responsibilities 

Evaluates content of e-resource packages to determine completeness in order to ensure patrons have full access to licensed content; Collaborates and liaises with colleagues throughout the Libraries as well as those in the TriCollege consortium; Serves as a member of relevant Library and TriCollege committees and working groups for the Libraries as appropriate; Contributes to the overall goals of the Libraries, demonstrating flexibility and accommodation to shifting priorities

Required Qualifications 

  • MLIS, MLS, or equivalent degree; Two or more years of experience working with metadata in an academic or research library
  • Knowledge of, and experience applying, cataloging standards such as AACR2/RDA, MARC, LCC, and LCSH, Cooperative Online Serials Program (CONSER)
  • Experience with OCLC Connexion and an integrated library system
  • Ability to be agile, adaptive, and to think critically in analyzing problems and developing resourceful solutions
  • Strong service orientation, analytical and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented with outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with the ExLibris' Alma/Primo library system;
  • Experience working with regular expressions, Perl or Python;
  • Knowledge of system and metadata interoperability;
  • Experience with MarcEdit

 

To Apply

This is a Full-time position that offers a competitive benefits package and paid time off.  This position is a exempt salary grade 08. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://careers.swarthmore.edu/cw/en-us/job/

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 


Applications close: 26 Jun 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

 

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation's finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods. 

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Music Librarian, Tufts University, Medford, MA

The Tisch Library at Tufts University supports teaching, learning, and the creation and dissemination of scholarship in the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering. Through the provision of collections, subject expertise, and technology-rich research and learning environments, Tisch Library plays a critical role in advancing the mission of the University.

Reporting to the Director of Tisch Library, the Music Librarian manages a branch facility staffed with one full-time paraprofessional and a corps of student workers. Lilly Library supports a Music Department faculty of 8 tenure-stream members, one Research Professor, one Professor of the Practice, 5 Full-time Lecturers, 15 Part-time Lecturers, and over 40 private lesson Instructors. As the manager of the Lilly Music Library, the Music Librarian is an integrated and embedded liaison to the Music Department and to the larger musical community at Tufts University.

 

The Music Department has experienced a strong period of growth and new achievement since the opening of the state-of-the-art Granoff Music Center in 2007, leading to the establishment of a new undergraduate major in Music, Sound, and Culture in 2018. The strong relationship of the library to the department's programs, and the relationship of the librarian to the department's faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, have been critical elements in this growth and achievement. The Lilly Music Library is located in the Granoff Center, adjacent to the Aidekman Arts Complex, on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus.

The Music Department encourages rich modes of interplay between scholarly specialties, composition, and performance, crossing boundaries and combining the curricular pillars of composition, ethnomusicology, music theory, musicology, and technology. The Librarian is responsible for reflecting the diversity of the department's offerings when developing the collections in Lilly, and supporting research and instruction in music. A special collection in music enriches both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum with primary sources. The Music Librarian works closely with colleagues across Tisch Library to insure smooth delivery of services and materials.

 

The Music Librarian contributes to the collaborative leadership of the Tufts Libraries through Team and Working Group participation. Librarians at Tufts may engage in research, creative activity, and scholarship, and provide service to the University.

 

Qualifications

 Basic Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years' experience, or more, in an academic setting.
  • Educational experience or background in the performing arts, particularly music.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues, and trends in teaching information literacy skills and behaviors.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Ability to work both independently and collegially in a collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Collection development experience in music.
  • Advanced degree in a musical field.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership responsibility.

 

Link to further information and online application portal: https://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=19001387&lang=en

 

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Digital Projects Assistant, Wolfbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

The Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is seeking a Digital Projects Assistant. The successful applicant will support research and outreach activities associated with the development of an open metadata schema for small satellite missions and the installation of satellite ground stations at public libraries. Find out more about this project here


The Digital Projects Assistant position is a Less-than-Half Time appointment with a flexible schedule. This position is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and reports to the CfA's Head Librarian.


The Digital Projects Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Documenting research and outreach activities.
  • Documenting stakeholder feedback provided throughout the iterative development of the metadata schema and installation of ground stations.
  • Assisting with background research on existing tools and technologies that could be incorporated into the metadata schema.
  • Assisting with crosswalks associated with the schema development process.


Application materials:

  • Resume
  • A letter describing why you are interested in this position and what you would bring to the project


Please send application materials to: giancarlo.romeo@cfa.harvard.edu


Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2019.


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

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Collection Development Librarian / Assistant or Associate Library Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont Howe Library seeks an innovative, collaborative and highly motivated Collection Development Librarian to provide leadership in transforming collection services within the Libraries.  A fundamental responsibility of the Collection Development Librarian is to assess curricular needs across the university and support effective teaching and research with appropriate information resources. This position reports to the Director of Collection Management Services and works closely with subject liaisons at Howe Library and librarians at Dana Medical Library and Silver Special Collections Library/University Archives.

 

The successful candidate will know the range of scholarly content available in electronic and print formats while also focusing on discovery and access beyond ownership: open access initiatives, institutional repositories and data mining initiatives.  Knowledge of the scholarly communication landscape and standard criteria for measuring resource use and impact is essential. This position requires the ability to work with campus partners to demonstrate the value of the library's collections to multiple constituencies in academic departments, professional schools and academic medical centers.  The Collection Development Librarian will join the University Libraries during an exciting period of transition to a new collections model that focuses on interdisciplinary research and incorporates the expertise of subject librarians and faculty.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the selection, assessment and disposition of resources in all formats.
  • Oversees user focused collections including patron driven and evidence based acquisitions.
  • Performs collection analysis to determine effectiveness in meeting campus community needs. 
  • Coordinates activities of the Collections Team to implement collection development strategies and prioritize resource requests and renewals.
  • Leads collection development activities including assessment, selection, and deselection of print, nonprint, electronic resources, and gifts in all subject areas.
  • Manages the approval plan.
  • Manages staffing resources in coordination with the E-Resources/Acquisitions Librarian.
  • Collaborates with subject liaisons, faculty, academic departments and schools to ensure that UVM library collections are robust and discoverable.
  • May serve as a liaison to subject areas, if assigned.
  • Engages in scholarly activities and service to the library, the university and the library profession.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or equivalent degree
  • Knowledge of electronic resource management
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in project management: selection, analysis, and disposition of materials or other collection-related project management experience
  • Experience with approval plans, such as patron driven or evidence based acquisitions
  • Demonstrated expertise with collection analysis techniques and tools
  • Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience;
  • Knowledge of collection management, the publishing industry, licensing and copyright issues, digital rights management, digital preservation;
  • Knowledge of link resolvers and experience with discovery systems;
  • Professional experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with vendors, consortia, and publishers.

 

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see http://www.uvm.edu/president/

 

Salary and Application Information:

Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant or Associate Library Professor. Minimum salary for Assistant Library Professor is $59,321. Minimum salary for Associate Library Professor is $71,184. Appointment at the Associate level requires prior experience in managing collections operations as demonstrated through increasingly responsible levels of appointment and a continuing record of scholarship and service consistent with UVM Libraries' criteria. Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

 

To Apply

Please visit our website at: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number F1317PO. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than Friday, June 7, 2019.

 

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

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Executive Director of the Hatch Learning Commons, Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean, Learning Resources and Academic Support Services, the Executive Director manages the day to day operations of the Hatch Learning Commons, which is comprised of library operations, instructional design services, emerging learning technologies and online learning support for the University.  

 

The Executive Director coordinates all activities of the Learning Commons in such a way as to maximize student and faculty use of these resources and implements the strategic plan for Hatch Learning Commons.  The Executive Director provides direct supervision for the operation of each of the components and oversees instructional design operations for graduate and traditional undergraduate programs/courses at the University.  In collaboration with the Associate Dean, the Executive Director develops and manages the budget for library services and online & digital learning.  The Executive Director also leads the OER and the digital badging initiative.

 

Essential Job Functions:

Personnel Management and Supervision

  • Serves as the lead administrator of the Hatch Learning Commons including library operations, instructional design services, emerging learning technology and online learning support.
  • Review, approve, and monitor all expenditures of Hatch Learning Commons
  • Encourages staff excellence in performing job duties and professional development.
  • Encourages collaboration within the Learning Commons and across University departments.
  • Participates in the assessment of effectiveness of programs and services provided by the Learning Commons.
  • Hires, supervises, and evaluate annual performances for the Coordinator of Library Services, Access Services Librarian, Senior Instructional Designer, Emerging Technologies Associate, and Learning Commons Support Coordinator.

 

Programs & Services

  • Support the vision, mission, goals, and objectives of the Hatch Learning Commons to ensure that resources and services meet the changing needs of students, faculty, and curriculum.
  • Leads the Learning Commons in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of existing and new programs and resources in relation to library services, information management, instructional design, online learning and emerging learning technology
  • Supports the preparation and management of the budgets for all Hatch Learning Commons units and functions.
  • Establishes Learning Commons operating policies and procedures, and develops goals and objectives for the Commons.
  • Collaborates with the technology staff to insure the Learning Commons systems are seamlessly integrated with other University systems.
  • Oversees instructional design operations for the traditional and graduate programs.
  • Supervision of information literacy and library instruction classes or courses to students and faculty.
  • Leads the digital badging initiative.
  • Leads the OER initiative.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities 

  • Coordinator of Library Services
  • Access Services Librarian
  • Senior Instructional Designer
  • Learning Commons Support Coordinator
  • Emerging Technologies Associate
  • Other positions as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in library science,  instructional technology systems, or other closely related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years of library administration, instructional design leadership or online learning leadership in a higher education environment preferred.
  • Experience in developing and implementing assessment of programs and services, and/or assessment of student learning.
  • Minimum three (3) years management experience in post-secondary institutions at the director level.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite products.  
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with wide variety of internal constituents.
  • Innovative thinker and adaptable leadership style.

 

Additional Requirements

Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

 

Bay Path University is a smoke- and tobacco-free community.

 

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.

 

Application Instructions:

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

 

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy.  Please apply online.  Faxes and emails will not be accepted.

 

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at HR@baypath.edu or call 413-565-1168.

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Data Librarian and Instructor, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

UNLV University Libraries seeks nominations and applications for an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented tenure-track faculty member to serve as the Data Librarian & Instructor (DLI). Based in the Research & Education Division and reporting to the Head of Knowledge Production, the DLI will develop and extend the Library's role in providing services centered on the acquisition, development, and utilization of research data. The Libraries created this new position to improve coordinated support for library-based data services and enable research through data instruction, outreach, and community building.

 

The DLI will build on an existing team of functional experts and subject liaisons situated across multiple Library divisions and focused on providing services to the University community related­­ to scholarly activity and research data management. This role is highly collaborative, and the successful candidate must be an active relationship builder and excellent communicator with the ability to work cross-organizationally to develop and communicate data services.

 

Responsibilities

  • Consults and provides instruction for students, faculty, and staff from all academic disciplines in the acquisition, analysis, visualization, and management of data.
  • Collaborates with Library and University stakeholders to design services to support data management, sharing, and reuse.
  • Creates guides and digital learning objects to enhance and scale data services.
  • Expands capacity of the Libraries to meet emerging needs by coordinating training for Library faculty and staff related to data resources and services.
  • Partners with stakeholders to develop data collections, drawing on an understanding of the collection's strengths, its use, and scholarly trends in order to maximize relevance to the UNLV scholarly community.
  • Assists in identifying potential new applications of data services in higher education.
  • Participates in the activities of the Research & Education Division and contributes significantly to the planning, development, and assessment of the Division's policies and services.
  • Participates in faculty governance activities, including attending faculty meetings, voting on bylaws changes, voting in other faculty elections, and serving on committees when elected or appointed.
  • Establishes and sustains an ongoing service and scholarship record in accordance with UNLV Library Faculty Bylaws and university tenure and promotion procedures.

 

Qualifications

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

Required

  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a university in which students, faculty, and staff are highly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, income, level of educational attainment, and religion.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability and experience with instructional design principles and creating inclusive learning experiences.
  • Demonstrated data skills, including data cleaning/wrangling/normalization, using regular expressions, and web scraping.
  • Demonstrated experience with one or more statistical software packages such as SPSS, Stata, or R. 
  • Ability to select, acquire, and manage licensed, and open data collections to support campus research and scholarship.
  • Familiarity with aspects of copyright and licensing relating to the deposit, discoverability, sharing and reproducibility of research data.
  • Familiarity with metadata standards related to the description, access, and preservation of numeric data (e.g. Data Documentation Initiative).

Preferred

  • Experience acquiring or licensing data resources for a library collection.
  • Proficiency in a programming language to support data manipulation.
  • Working knowledge of various funding agencies' requirements related to research data and ability to consult and provide instruction on such requirements.
  • Graduate degree in a social science field, statistics coursework, certification in data science, or advanced training in data handling.

 

Salary Range

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

 

Required Attachment(s)

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

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on April 22, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to the Data Librarian and Instructor, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

 

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

 

Special Instructions For Internal NSHE Candidates

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If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

 

Safety and Security Statement

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

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Research Services Librarian for the Humanities, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

The Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University is seeking a Research Services Librarian for the Humanities.


Position Description

Librarians work in service-driven teams that support the university research, instruction, and library collections services. Librarian positions require expertise in library services to nurture library partnerships with teaching and research faculty, students, staff, other libraries, publishers, and other stakeholders.

Librarians may be assigned to perform work related to one or more of the following: collection management, research assistance, information fluency instruction, and faculty and departmental liaisonship. To effectively accomplish the objectives of the Research Services Team, the librarian must keep abreast of new models of librarianship and develop formal and informal methods of engagement that highlight the library's role in furthering faculty and student scholarly endeavors.

The librarian will provide demonstrations of emerging scholarly resources and technologies to interested faculty, students, staff, librarians, the research community, and library supporters. All librarians work closely together and in cooperation with librarians from other CWRU libraries to meet faculty and student needs, and to foster collaborative initiatives. 

 

Qualifications 

    Required 

  • Master's degree in Library Science or advanced degree in a humanities discipline.
  • Some subject knowledge in a humanities discipline. 

    Preferred

  • Experience in information literacy instruction, assessment, active learning, and some knowledge of a second language.

 

Environment 

The Kelvin Smith Library is a dynamic, technology-rich, and highly collaborative organization that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), OhioLINK, and CNI.  Supported by an endowment, the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship integrates e-research and digital scholarship services.  Founded in 1826, the University is an internationally recognized private research university serving 4,400 undergraduates and 5,650 graduate students with a full-time faculty of 3,055.

Situated in Cleveland's vibrant University Circle cultural community, CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives.

 

Salary 

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Application Process 

The full job description and application information are available at https://bit.ly/2Vb2Yag. Job ID 7554

 

Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Metadata Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic and proactive Metadata Librarian to develop and maintain expertise in metadata schemas, standards, and tools, and provide vision and leadership within the department and the Libraries in implementing them.

 

This position prepares the Libraries for adoption of existing and emerging standards, best practices, and tools, and advises librarians, researchers, and other data owners on the application of established and emerging metadata schemas. This position reports to the Interim Head of Metadata & Cataloging Initiatives Unit, a newly created unit within CAMS. The successful candidate will have the capacity to thrive in an exciting, fluid, future-oriented Libraries environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. This is a full-time position with a flexible start date.

 

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintains a working knowledge of existing and emerging metadata standards, tools, and best practices, as well as developments in interoperability, with a focus on standards the Libraries currently employ, such as Dublin Core, BIBFRAME, MARCXML, and RDF.
  • Assists in planning and implementing metadata for digital resources, including selection of metadata schemas, standards, data elements, and thesauri.
  • Plays a significant role in selected projects that include data migration, reformatting or repurposing, and choosing appropriate metadata mappings and tools.
  • Helps maintain, develop, implement, and extend the libraries' metadata registry. Contributes to the maintenance of digital content repositories. Communicates about metadata developments to appropriate staff.
  • Creates metadata for digital collections originating within the Libraries, the University, or related consortia and projects.
  • Provides training in metadata creation and data modeling.
  • Creates and contributes to educational programs and resources - such as web pages, information literacy workshops, and classroom instruction - detailing metadata developments.
  • Assists in the development and oversight of workflows for metadata within the department, and writes and maintains documentation. May participate in grants or other projects.

 

Salary 

$52,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

 

Rank

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

 

Benefits

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

 

Anticipated Start Date

While we hope to fill the position by Fall 2019 we are happy to work with the successful candidate to explore opportunities for an earlier or later start date.

 

Qualifications

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Experience working with metadata or cataloging standards and best practices.
  • Experience with authority control, controlled vocabularies, or identity management.
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in providing metadata.
  • Ability to install, assess, and deploy technology to improve library services.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Evidence of the ability to work with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are valued and essential.
  • Evidence of excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

 

Preferred

  • Experience working in detail with at least one major metadata standard.
  • Professional experience with the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative specifications.
  • Professional experience designing and implementing metadata across multiple platforms.
  • Experience with linked data, semantic web applications, ontologies, and RDF.
  • Experience working with digital repository systems and/or digital asset management systems, preferably CONTENTdm and DSpace.
  • Experience with library resource management systems, preferably Ex Libris Alma.
  • Experience using XML tools (XSLT, XML Schema, Schematron, RELAX NG, XQuery, XProc, eXist-db).
  • Knowledge of metadata analysis, transformation tools, and scripting languages for data manipulation (OpenRefine, MarcEdit, Python, Ruby, shell scripting, etc.).

 

Application Instructions

Apply Here:        https://apply.interfolio.com/62927

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm EST on Monday, June 10To ensure consideration, applications must be completed in Interfolio by this time.

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

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

 

*UW Libraries Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement Guidelines

Equity is a core value of the UW Libraries and an integral component of the Libraries 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. We aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. In your application, please include a separate statement of no more than 300 words that describes your potential to support and contribute to the Libraries' commitment to providing equitable services and resources to all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status.

 

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Application Administrator/Developer, University at Albany, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an energetic, creative, and knowledgeable Application Administrator/Developer for Library Systems. The successful candidate will be a domain expert for the management of multiple proprietary and open source/community-developed library applications, including systems that support interlibrary loan, electronic reserves, proxy, archives, special collections, and institutional repository services.


The position is responsible for administering, developing, integrating, deploying, and maintaining production-level library technology services that are robust, high-quality, and reliable, and meet the needs of library patrons and the University. The external services are primarily complex applications that are available to the campus community, and the internal services support library operations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Implement, troubleshoot, and maintain both proprietary and open source software with varying levels of external support

  • Work with library faculty and staff to select, test, and evaluate a variety of applications to fulfill library-specific services and workflows

  • Collaborate with other library departments in planning, supporting, and managing technology-based services, such as the Ares electronic reserves management system, ILLiad resource sharing management system, EZproxy proxy server, ArchivesSpace archives information management system, Solr search platform, Hydra/Hyrax repository system, and Arclight digital media search software

  • Configure and modify a variety of open source software to customize functionality in order to meet a variety of particular librarian and end-user needs

  • Continually evaluate, maintain, and restructure existing systems to streamline infrastructure, reduce support needs when possible, and ensure sustainability

  • Envision and design systems that span multiple interoperable applications and function as networks in order to simplify user access to resources

  • Learn and adapt to prevailing best practices in library technology

  • Monitor Help Desk tickets for the assigned applications to ensure timely completion and communication of problems

  • Share with other Library Systems professional staff night / weekend / holiday responsibility for restoring library systems and services to normal working conditions when they become inoperative

The successful candidate will fulfill an important partnership role within the University Libraries and participate in University-wide initiatives, such as an institutional repository; be professionally active; and perform other duties, such as committee service. The Application Administrator/Developer reports to the Head of Library Systems and all work will be performed on site.

 

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions:https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=109117

 

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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Cataloging and Metadata Management Librarian, University of Miami, Miami, FL

The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications from candidates at all levels and experience for an innovative and collaborative professional for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Metadata & Discovery Services, this position will focus on the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems. This position will provide resource discovery expertise ensuring the quality of metadata and cataloging records in the resource discovery tools, develop new approaches to metadata processes, and consult with various stakeholders.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Database Maintenance Activities (30%)

  • Directs batch loading activities and global editing of local bibliographic records.
  • Oversees the maintenance of authorities across various library systems
  • Explores new tools and techniques to leverage metadata for new discovery platforms.
  • Helps to position library metadata for future linked open data projects.
  • Collaborates and consults with various stakeholders to promote the discoverability of library resources.
  • Helps oversee the collection and dissemination of cataloging and collection management statistics.
  • Resolves complex catalog problems referred by staff.

 

Workflow Integrations and Special Projects (30%)

  • Identifies, develops, and manages special cataloging and metadata projects.
  • Documents local practices, workflows, and policies.
  • Serves as an Alma certified administrator focused on cataloging, acquisitions, and resources management-related issues.
  • Trains librarians, staff, and students working on cataloging and metadata quality control projects, copy cataloging, and database maintenance activities.

 

Original Cataloging (30%)

  • Contributes to the department's original and complex copy cataloging activities in a variety of formats and languages.
  • Creates and modifies authority records under NACO guidelines; May serve as NACO liaison to Program for Cooperative Cataloging.

 

Professional Service and Engagement (10%)

  • Serves on/participates in Libraries and University committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
  • Networks, collaborates, and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding issues in librarianship, cataloging, and metadata creation.
  • Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations, as appropriate.

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library science program or ALA approved foreign equivalent.
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency in resource description and authority control using international standards and formats including but not limited to: RDA, Dublin Core, MARC bibliographic and authority formats.
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency with OCLC Connexion and an ILS/LSP.
  • Working knowledge of metadata processing and transformation tools (like MarcEdit and OpenRefine).
  • Ability to plan projects, take initiative, meet deadlines, and create documentation.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a strong service orientation, forward thinking and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Library and University.
  • Aptitude for technology; willingness to learn new systems and software to solve problems.
  • Ability to cultivate an environment of diversity and inclusion.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with Ex Libris' Alma library services platform.
  • Prior training experience.
  • Reading knowledge of foreign language(s).

 

The University: The University of Miami is one of the nation's leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is a privately supported, non-sectarian institution comprising eleven degree granting schools and colleges.  The University is located in Miami, Florida, with three locations throughout the subtropical region:  Coral Gables (a 260-acre campus serving as home to nine of the University's eleven degree granting schools and colleges); downtown Miami (Miller School of Medicine and UHealth); and Virginia Key (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science).

 

The University is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. The University is committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through commitment to the values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT), the University strives to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work.

 

The Library: The University of Miami Libraries (UML) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of nearly 4 million volumes and more than 100,000 current serials subscriptions. UML comprises six libraries across the University's three campuses. UML locations on the Coral Gables campus include: the Otto G. Richter Library (the central, interdisciplinary library); the Paul Buisson Architecture Library; the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center; and the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library. The downtown Miami campus hosts the Louis Calder Memorial Library. The Virginia Key campus hosts the Rosenstiel Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. 

 

The Department: The Metadata & Discovery Services department improves the discovery of and access to the library resources across multiple library platforms, including the Libraries catalog and digital collections. This resource description and discovery work serves to describe all physical and electronic resources acquired and retained by the library through up-to-date cataloging and metadata practices. 

 

Salary and Benefits: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation.

 

Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. Moving allowance is available. More information on benefits can be found at: www.miami.edu/benefits

 

Applications and Nominations: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted athttps://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-FL/Librarian-Assoc-Professor_R100031807 and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. If you would like more information, please go to the University of Miami Libraries employment page at https://www.library.miami.edu/workhere/index.html.

 

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

 

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College's Musselman Library invites a librarian with a teaching and outreach orientation to join its Scholarly Communications department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve an increasingly diverse liberal arts community of 2,600 undergraduate students, including 20-25% first-generation college students and over 16% Pell Grant recipients. We recognize that excellence cannot be achieved without diversity, and we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that offers students and colleagues richly varied perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

 

The Scholarly Communications Librarian plays a key role in providing and expanding library services related to open access, open education, and library publishing. The successful candidate is an enthusiastic and engaged teacher who can design and deliver outreach and instructional activities and programs, both to promote scholarly communications services and to contribute to an active information literacy program. This position will oversee sustainable growth and management of our established institutional repository, The Cupola, as well as collaborate to develop new open access journals like our undergraduate journals. This librarian will join a growing campus conversation about textbook affordability and work with administrators, faculty, and other stakeholders to improve affordability. They will also provide education and support that enables faculty to adopt, adapt, and create Open Educational Resources for use in their courses.

 

Like all Gettysburg College librarians, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, participate in a weekly rotation at the research help desk, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities. The librarian will participate in the hiring, training, supervision, and mentoring of interns and student employees. This position reports to the Assistant Dean and Director of Scholarly Communications.

 

Gettysburg College seeks candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members. Interest in creating an inclusive campus community, working with underserved populations, and a strong commitment to the liberal arts college experience is expected. The salary is competitive and is complemented with a superior benefits package.

 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent accreditation outside the U.S.) by anticipated start date in August 2019
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the current scholarly communications environment, including open access issues, institutional repositories, open education, library publishing, copyright, and author rights
  • Excellent demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing, including demonstrated cross-cultural competency in communications with diverse groups of students and colleagues
  • Teaching experience, familiarity with information literacy concepts and trends, and ability to contribute to an active information literacy instruction program that values creative instructional design and assessment
  • Demonstrated ability both to work independently, and to work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse group of people in a dynamic environment
  • Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community
  • Demonstrated ability to organize activities and projects

Preferred:

  • One to two years of work experience in instruction, scholarly communications, or related area (such as copyright), preferably in an academic library environment
  • Experience with bepress Digital Commons or another institutional repository platform
  • Knowledge of and experience with digital humanities/digital scholarship activities for undergraduates

 

Application materials must be received by May 17, 2019. Anticipated start date is August 2019.

 

Please visit our website to submit application materials through our online hiring system: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/3000

 

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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Educational Technology Support Specialist, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA

Job Summary

The Educational Technology Support Specialist will work as part of a team in Online Education's eLearning unit to provide online instructor and student technical support and training throughout the annual production cycle(s) of online course development, delivery and management.

 

The position reports to the Associate Director of eLearning, who reports to the Senior Vice-Provost of Online Education.

 

Essential Functions

  • Provide technical support for Blackboard and other supported technologies for both faculty and student populations
  • Help develop and maintain instructor- and student- facing support documentation.
  • Assist with application, software, service, and quality assurance testing.
  • Provide logistical support and facilitation assistance during learning management system training cohorts.
  • Deliver broad-based and just-in-time support content for online course development.
  • Advance ongoing accessibility initiatives by assisting instructors in the creation of accessible online content.
  • Coordinate regularly scheduled communications to online instructors.

 

Other Functions 

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

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

  • Experience with:
    • Technical writing,
    • Instructional design,
    • Educational media,
    • Educational technology,
    • Providing technical support and customer service,
    • Creating technical support documentation,
    • Learning Management Systems used in higher education,
    • Multi-media technologies used for audio, video, screen capture and web conferencing.
  • High degree of comfort with technology. 
  • Must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, and possess a customer-service driven and team-oriented approach to work.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience,
    • Work independently or in a team with multiple constituencies,
    • Manage time and multiple projects simultaneously,
    • Set and accomplish goals,
    • Meet deadlines. 
  • Understanding of both Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and personally identifiable information (PII) guidelines.

 

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

Experience with Blackboard 9.x Learning Management System. 

 

Additional Details

On-site position located on the UMass Amherst campus.

 

Work Schedule

Hours worked primarily M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., some nights and weekends possible.

 

Salary Information

$28/hour.  This position does not carry benefits.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Apply online:  http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/499807/departmental-assistant-educational-technology-support-specialist

Submit cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three references.

 

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.

 

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

 

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Nevada State College, Henderson, NV

The Marydean Martin Library at Nevada State College (NSC) invites applications for a Research & Instruction Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate will join a dynamic team with an established culture of assessment and continuous improvement. The Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for leading the instruction program for the Marydean Martin Library. The Research & Instruction Librarian will build relationships with campus stakeholders in order to contribute to the College's mission of increasing the success of our highly-diverse and largely-underserved student population.

 

Potential projects in this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve in a leadership role to integrate the Library's teaching and learning program into the College's core curriculum
  • Lead a summer institute to guide instructors on evidence-based methods for creating effective research assignments
  • Create a flipped model of in-person library instruction, leveraging the benefits of active learning to improve student outcomes

 

The ideal candidate for this position will understand the value of building relationships with instructors to maximize library impact. They will be able to advocate for the value of the Library on a campus that is focused on making measurable improvements to student retention and graduation rates.

 

About Nevada State College

Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) is a four-year public college located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to mold the College as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada.

 

NSC serves approximately 4,900 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved; a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students. As a teaching-oriented institution, our faculty focus on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences, and innovative techniques to improve student learning.

 

At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. To strengthen the College and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meet the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

 

About the Marydean Martin Library

As the first "bookless" academic library in the state of Nevada, the Marydean Martin Library focuses its effort on improving outcomes for the College's largely first-generation, diverse, and underrepresented student population. This is achieved in a highly collaborative project-based work environment that aims for demonstrable improvements. We strongly recommend applying for this position if you are excited by the prospect of:

  • A culture of assessment that encourages experimentation and drives improvement
  • An energetic project-based work environment that is both reflective and results-oriented
  • Meaningful collaboration with colleagues within and outside the Library
  • A supportive work environment with the leading academic unit scores in a recent climate survey of campus employees

 

The Library regularly partners with instructors on course design, enhances the affordability of course content with open educational resources, and collaborates with instructors to integrate technology such as 3D printing services into the curriculum. The Library also has a deep collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research that has led to research findings indicating that students who use the Library's digital collections and services have improved research assignment grades, semester GPA, academic standing, and one-term retention.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides information literacy instruction and research services for students in designated subject areas (40%)
  • Provides leadership for the Library's information literacy program, working collaboratively with campus stakeholders to integrate library resources and services into the curriculum (30%)
  • Leads assessment of the library instruction program and student learning outcomes (10%)
  • Creates scholarly products; actively participates in professional engagement or service at the library, college, and national level; and meets other NSC requirements for promotion and tenure (20%)

 

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent by the start date
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with students, faculty, and other campus stakeholders

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing research and instruction services in an academic library
  • Experience leading information literacy initiatives in an academic library
  • Experience supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education
  • Experience assessing student learning
  • Creativity in problem-solving and enthusiasm for self-directed projects
  • Enthusiasm for collaborating with campus stakeholders
  • Ability to work comfortably with ambiguity, to progress multiple priorities/projects simultaneously, and flexibility to accommodate shifting priorities
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment

 

Rank, Salary & Benefits

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor level. Budgeted salary for this position is $55,000, plus excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and the choice of three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

 

To Apply

Please visit the following link to view the full description and apply. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply. This position is open until filled. NSC is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and racial minorities.

 

For questions about the position, please contact the Director of Library Services, Nathaniel King at: nathaniel.king@nsc.edu.

 

Special Instructions for Internal NSHE Applicants

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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/61090

 

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

 

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Head - Business/SPEA Information Commons, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The IU Libraries at Bloomington are seeking an innovative and service oriented individual for the position of Head, Business/SPEA Information Commons at the Indiana University Libraries Bloomington.

 

Reporting to the Head of Social Sciences, the Head of the Business/School of Public and Environmental Affairs Information Commons will serve as the primary contact and library liaison to faculty, students, and staff of the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA).  This position will supervise a staff of one librarian, one professional staff member, and two full-time support staff members who oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility and provide core services such as reference, circulation, some instruction, and reserves. 

 

The Head of the Business/SPEA Information Commons will be heavily involved in outreach, teaching, and instructional and research support. In addition, this position will be responsible for managing library collection funds.  This position works in close collaboration with library colleagues in the Social Sciences department and within the Research & Learning division, and is a member of the Libraries Managers Roundtable.

 

Responsibilities

  •  Provide vision and strategy for the Information Commons and manage its collections, services, and personnel
  • Lead the Business/SPEA Information Commons personnel in proactive engagement with constituents in order to anticipate and meet needs
  • Develop and manage relationships and explore and maximize partnerships within the Kelley School of Business, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and the IU Libraries system to facilitate problem solving and patron success and position the Libraries for new and sustained viability
  • Learn and understand the continually evolving research practices and teaching needs of those in the Kelley School of Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs in order to promote the Business/SPEA Information Commons and its space, services, and collections
  • Create and deliver business-focused library offerings that address university and library strategic initiatives and support user success
  • Contribute to academic course development by providing instructional consultations and teaching support for faculty partners
  • Provide research support to faculty, students, staff, and the community at large
  • Serve as a resource for librarians and library staff in queries related to the Business/SPEA Information Commons and the disciplines therein
  • Develop print and electronic collections that meet patron needs and Library philosophies and specifications
  • Apply knowledge of information sources, platforms, and vendors related to Business, Economics, and SPEA disciplines
  • Supervise Business/SPEA Information Commons personnel and provide regular support, evaluations, and development opportunities
  • Ensure the continual development of facilities' policies and management

 

Qualifications

Required

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science (MLS)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues
  • Experience in collection development and a broad knowledge of information resources for business, public affairs, environmental sciences, or other related social sciences
  • Demonstrated experience in pedagogy, information literacy instruction, and assessment
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online research support
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the values of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/indiana-university-libraries-diversity-strategic-plan-pdf)
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure or tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf)

 

Preferred

  • 3-5 years of experience in an academic or research library strongly preferred
  • Knowledge or experience with developing and evaluating services and spaces
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education

 

Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. 

This tenure-track academic appointment includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves.  For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

 

To Apply

Applications received by Friday, May 31, 2019, will be given full consideration.   The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

 

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

 

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

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Lending Services Librarian, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

Summary of Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of the Library and Learning Commons, this position will work in the Bunker Hill Community College Library & Learning Commons on the Charlestown campus.  

This position is for up to 18.5 hours per week and includes evening shifts.

 

Primary Job Duties

  • Interacts and provides assistance to patrons (students, faculty, staff and guests) in identifying, locating and accessing information online. 
  • Provide instructional services and research assistance in individual and group settings using print and electronic sources.
  • Provide technology assistance and troubleshooting of issues with computers, printers and other equipment.
  • Assist in the development of guides (online/electronic and in print) to improve access and use of information including, but not limited to the navigation of databases, style and format guides, subject-specific guides, copyright, and plagiarism.
  • Assist Lending Services Coordinator with course reserves and other Lending Services functions as needed

 

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (M.L.I.S. or M.L.S.).
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems
  • Ability to work this position's specific schedule
  • Proven ability to provide information literacy workshops for students and faculty.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills- written and oral
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency using Evergreen ILS 
  • One to two years of post-Master's degree experience involving library operations, Information Literacy, library information systems, and reference experience in an academic library, preferably in a community college library.

 

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Vivica Pierre, Library Director, at vpi30887@bhcc.mass.edu.


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Director of Research and Instructional Support, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) at Mount Holyoke College seeks a diverse pool of applicants for the key leadership position of Director of Research and Instructional Support (RIS).

 

Position Summary

Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) is committed to providing integrated library, information, and technology services and resources that enable a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff to creatively and productively advance the College's academic, administrative, and co-curricular goals.

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of LITS, the Director of RIS will join a collaborative leadership team. The team is committed to building on each other's insight, experience, and expertise from across library, information, and technology areas to ensure LITS is responsive to the community, aligned with the College's mission and goals, and continually seeking ways to learn and improve. The Director of RIS will be excited by the opportunities and challenges ahead in the intertwined and rapidly evolving spheres of libraries, technology, and pedagogy and eager to lead a synergistic team of highly collaborative librarians and instructional technology professionals in providing both resources and services that promote the College's mission and vision.

 

Primary Position Responsibilities

    1. Inspire, lead and support the RIS team to be a high performing, collaborative, forward-looking "team of teams" and support the managers of Research Services, Digital Pedagogy, Collections and Scholarly Communications and the Language Resource Center in fostering an environment of innovation and user-centered engagement while balancing sustainability and a planful vision that furthers excellence in teaching, learning and research.
    2. Share leadership of LITS's organizational development to identify innovative and sustainable services, practices, and resources to advance the college's mission and goals.  
    3. Work to create a welcoming, accessible, and user-centered environment in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.
    4. Be an effective and open communicator, advocate for RIS, and conduit in multiple directions for questions, needs, and innovative ideas and work to strengthen collaborations across the campus community through active promotion of the rich resources and services available through LITS.
    5. Plan and manage the RIS budget, including supporting the Librarian for Collection Development and the Associate Director in managing the budget for the library's collections.
    6. Actively seek opportunities for collaboration within the Five College consortium and across other peer, disciplinary, and professional networks in areas that resonate with institutional priorities such as data science and visualization, blended learning, open access, and digital humanities as well as a major project to transition to a next generation library system (FOLIO).
    7. Lead a continuous process of assessment and data-driven decision-making to ensure the RIS department's efforts are advancing the College's evolving teaching, learning, and research goals.

 

Required Education and Experience

  • While an advanced  degree in a field related to the position is preferred (such as Library and Information Science, Education, or Instructional Design), we welcome otherwise qualified candidates with credentials and experience that support the requirements of the position.
  • A significant record of successful team-based leadership, managerial, strategic planning, project management, and supervisory experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Knowledgeable in effective learning theories and pedagogical practices and assessment especially within a liberal arts college context; in the realm of academic libraries, collections, and information literacy frameworks; and, in the application of technology to enhance effective teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work effectively and build strong productive relationships with a diverse group of faculty, students, administrators, staff, and others across the organization and consortium. Active listener with the ability to understand and balance the needs of various constituent groups and reconcile competing priorities and limited resources.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through evidence of having expanded services, programs, collections, and/or staff demographics in support of DEI.
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm for others' growth and success. Ability to inspire and foster innovation and to lead and guide change. Creativity, flexibility, and a passion for supporting a collaborative work environment.

 

Desired Experience

We are actively building an organization that values the following skills and abilities. We want to talk with candidates who see themselves broadly reflected below:

  • possesses excellent and creative interpersonal, communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills;
  • embraces meaningful change; 
  • seeks to build a collaborative and culturally diverse environment; 
  • works effectively in both independent and team environments and manages multiple tasks and priorities effectively; 
  • leads initiatives from inception to implementation and successfully advocates for resources;
  • understands instructional design, library, information, and technology services in an academic setting; 
  • maintains a professional and tactful approach in all interactions and shows sensitivity to the diverse needs of users at all skill levels; 
  • prioritizes individuals' rights to privacy and confidentiality; and 
  • possesses an enthusiastic service orientation.

 

To Apply

Please visit the following link to view the full position. To apply in confidence please email a resume and cover letter to risdirector@itleadersearch.com.  Nominations and inquiries may be made by contacting Next Generation Executive Search Managing Partners Phil Goldstein at philgodstein@itleadersearch.com or Mary Beth Baker at mbobaker@itleadersearch.com.

 

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Head - IT Service Strategy & Delivery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The Libraries  

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

 

Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies

Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies (ITS & DS) is one of five departments in the Research & Learning Services portfolio of the University of Washington Libraries. The department has 16 staff: 5 librarians, 10 professional staff, and 1 classified staff organized in 4 units. Staff in the department provide collaborative leadership and support for accessibility, development and web services (including user experience), digital collections and repositories, resource discovery and library management systems, GIS, the Libraries' technology infrastructure, service strategy and delivery, and user support.

We are a collaborative environment, and ITS & DS staff partner with colleagues throughout the Libraries, across campus, and beyond on projects and initiatives to support the University's mission, which is the preservation, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge. ITS & DS strongly identifies with the Libraries' values of user-centered approaches, collaboration, equity, creativity, and sustainability.

 

The Position

Reporting to the Libraries' Director of Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies, the Head of IT Service Strategy & Delivery is a librarian who manages system-wide technology projects, identifies creative solutions to daily and strategic technology challenges, and supervises and evaluates staff in ITS & DS assigned to this unit. With other unit heads in the department, this position is responsible for ensuring that the services delivered by Libraries ITS & DS meet appropriate levels of quality, availability, and accessibility and assists with the management of the department. We are a highly collaborative environment, and ITS & DS in particular works closely across all departments and units within the Libraries. The incumbent participates in the planning, development, and implementation of the Libraries distributed computing environment, with an emphasis on services to the public and to Libraries' staff.

Guided by the Libraries' mission, vision, values, and strategic plan, the work is non-routine and requires collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and diplomacy. This position exercises independence, sound judgment, and leadership in overseeing large, complex, distributed, and high-profile projects. The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader who possesses a broad understanding of the factors that contribute to successful technology implementations within higher education and libraries. A strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; willingness to learn; creative approach to problem solving; and ability to communicate with staff at all levels is required.

Characteristic duties for the successful candidate include: coordinate development of the library's nascent IT service catalog, serve as the Libraries' representative to the UW Student Technology Fee Committee, coordinate technology support for the UW Press, assist with the development of a communications plan, and develop a more formalized process and workflow for the ingest of new work.

More information about the department can be found at https://www.lib.uw.edu/itsds/

 

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manages the daily service activities of Libraries' Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies. Supports staff in the department and external stakeholders to ensure public and staff technology needs are met. This is achieved through appropriate communication, project oversight and management, and identifying creative solutions for a wide range of operational needs.
  • Contributes to the management of ITS & DS, and the Libraries, through participation in the development and implementation of policies, plans, and programs, coordinating and cooperating with all areas as appropriate.
  • Supervises staff of the unit. Recommends hiring and termination of staff; ensures that staff receive appropriate training and supervision, and the support they need to excel at their jobs. As required, may direct or oversee the work of other staff in the department.
  • Assumes a leadership role in evaluating the technology needs of end-users and library staff. Participates in the prioritization, design, development, testing, and implementation of appropriate and accessible solutions to meet those needs. Consults and collaborates with stakeholders as needed.
  • Plays an active role in staying informed and participating in Libraries and unit meetings, activities, and events.
  • Participates in Libraries- or University-wide committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
  • Represents the needs and priorities of ITS & DS to Libraries and campus stakeholders.
  • Communicates and interacts appropriately, effectively, and positively.

 

Rank

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

 

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 or local income tax.

 

Salary

$60,000 minimum. Salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

 

Anticipated Start Date

While we hope to fill the position by August 2019, we are happy to work with the successful candidate to explore opportunities for an earlier or later start date.

 

Qualifications

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science or information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Minimum one year post-graduate experience with a strong foundation in library technology principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated awareness of technologies commonly used in academic libraries as well as the ability to evaluate their strengths/weaknesses.  
  • Demonstrated user-centered service philosophy and proven ability to work with colleagues and users who possess varying degrees of technical expertise.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and effective working relationships are essential.
  • Strong organizational skills, including evidence of ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • Evidence of strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to write clear technical and procedural documentation.

Preferred

  • Successful supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with web standards, accessibility, and practices (WCAG 2.1, Section 508, etc.).
  • Experience in an academic research library.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with IT service management principles.
  • Familiarity or experience with ContentDM, DSpace, Hyrax/Samvera, ESRI ArcGIS, Ex Libris Alma/Primo, Plone, and/or similar services.
  • Familiarity with vendor negotiation and/or software licensing.

 

Application Instructions

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm EST on Friday, May 31, 2019. To ensure consideration, applications must be completed in Interfolio by this time, through the following link.

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

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

 

*UW Libraries Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement Guidelines

Equity is a core value of the UW Libraries and an integral component of the Libraries 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. We aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. In your application, please include a separate statement of no more than 300 words that describes your potential to support and contribute to the Libraries' commitment to providing equitable services and resources to all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status.

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

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

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Technology Acquisitions Coordinator, Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Washington College invites applications for the position of Technology Acquisitions Administrator. The College seeks an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can handle all technology hardware and software acquisitions requested by Library and Academic Technology. The successful candidate must have experience in all stages of the procurement process and possess experience managing assets and inventory. The Technology Acquisitions Administrator also cultivates relationships with vendors to maximize cost savings on goods, materials, and services. The position manages vendor contracts and accounts and generates reports for financial transactions. The position collaborates with Client Support and Technical Services and is the liaison to the Business Office. They are expected to work Monday through Friday from 8:30- 4:30.

 

Essential Functions:

Technology Hardware Purchasing:

  • Oversees "purchase-to-pay" methods (i.e., receiving, inspection, receipt confirmation, inventory management, distribution, and accounts payable) for technology-related acquisitions for the campus community.
  • Applies best practices to obtain cost savings on goods, materials, and services.
  • Keeps accurate accounting and bookkeeping records.
  • Ensures compliance with and timely payment of IT hardware maintenance contracts and renewals.
  • Collaborates with the staff in Client Support and Technical Services to ensure technology orders, and proposals meet recommended specifications and quality control standards.
  • Uses the appropriate college solutions (i.e., administrative systems, credit card allocation system, and content management system) to pay invoices, allocate credit card charges and chargebacks to departments

Software Asset Management:

  • Manages software assets throughout all stages of their lifecycle. The goal is to reduce software and support costs by analyzing volume contract agreements and eliminating or reallocating underutilized software licenses and consolidating applications.
  • Ensure ongoing technical support and upgrade protection on selected software by ensuring that maintenance, support and upgrade protection renewals are kept current and paid in a timely manner.
  • Manage contracts and relationships to maximize value and costs for software licensing, maintenance, and service offerings.
  • Manage LAT vendor accounts and relationships.

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Reconciles HelpDesk transactions against official payment batch summary report from the Business Office. Resolves all quality, delivery and billing issues and responds to inquiries from clients and vendors.
  • Assists with monitoring the budget and generates reports for the Chief Academic Technology Officer, the Business Office, and the Office of the Provost. Generate reports for other campus clients, as needed.
  • Supervises and trains student employees to assist with administrative tasks assigned by the position
  • Stays up-to-date on innovation in the technology market
  • Participates in and may oversee special initiatives, as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Management Responsibilities: The Technology Acquisitions Administrator oversees and facilitates the acquisition process. Only supervisory duties are for assigned student workers.

 

Education: College degree or equivalent experience is required in technology and business field.

 

Experience and Background:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a technically oriented, dynamic customer support environment.
  • Working knowledge of bookkeeping.
  • Excellent communication (e.g., verbal, written, and presentation) skills.
  • Possess strong technology skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Experience with relational databases is desirable. Must have demonstrated experience with two or more of the following operating systems: Windows OS, Mac OS, iOS, and Android systems. Website development experience is beneficial.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn highly technical information and apply the knowledge in a demanding environment.
  • Work independently and in a group setting. Also, it requires the ability to work harmoniously with other employees.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to get along well with a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students in a tactful, mature, and flexible manner. 
  • Good communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Service-oriented, adaptable, optimistic, highly motivated and cooperative.
  • Exercise good judgment, independent thinking, and creativity as appropriate. The ability to set and achieve goals within a specific time frame is required.
  • Comfortable with performing multifaceted tasks along with the performance of regular duties.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to an environment of continually changing technology and to acquire new competencies as needed.

 

Organizational Relationships:

  • Accountable to the Chief Academic Technology Officer.
  • Close working relationships with colleagues in LAT; especially the Client Support and Technical Services group.
  • Advises, consults, and coordinates with Business Office, vendors, and consortia partners.

 

Application Process:

To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to Sharon Sledge, Chief Academic Technology Officer using our online portal. We may request additional materials from candidates whose applications we wish to pursue further. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

 

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Director of Public Services, Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Washington College seeks an experienced and forward-looking librarian to lead its Public Services department, comprising Research and Instruction, Circulation, and Resource Sharing functions. Reporting to the College Librarian, the Director of Public Services is a member of the library leadership team and regularly assesses and participates in planning the effective use of physical and virtual collections, space, technology to deliver programs and services that meet the changing needs of faculty, staff, and students. A dedication to diversity, open communication, and positive relationships are a hallmark of the college and Miller Library, and an expectation of all library staff members.


The position supervises and evaluates a team of two faculty research/instruction librarians, 2 FTE staff members, and many student assistants. The Director of Public Services coordinates outreach activities and collaborates closely with librarians, staff, and student assistants to provide research, reference and resource sharing services, teach information literacy classes, support collection development, liaise with academic departments, and provide expertise regarding copyright and fair use. In addition, the Director of Public Services, under the guidance of the College Librarian and in collaboration with the Director of Archives and Technical Services, coordinates weeding of the collection. Some evening and weekend hours are required. Salary commensurate with experience.


Requirements:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library science or information science program.
  • Five years of academic library experience in public services (reference, instruction, resource sharing, or circulation), preferably with supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with assessment of library programs or services.
  • Knowledge of and experience with integrated library systems, resource sharing systems, emerging technologies, and learning management systems highly preferred.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to lead a team are a must.


This is an exempt full-time (35 hours per week), non-tenured faculty position. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include 6 weeks of vacation, 14 paid holidays and scheduled administrative closing days, domestic partner benefits and paid maternity/paternity leave. 


Washington College is a private liberal arts college of 1450 students located in a unique ecological region on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. The college is poised at the center of an area rich in Early American, African-American, and Native American history and culture. In a rural setting on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Washington College is still just a 90-minute drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.


Review of applications will begin immediately. To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

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Director of Archives and Technical Services, Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Washington College seeks an experienced and forward-looking librarian to lead its Archives and Technical Services departments. Reporting to the College Librarian, the Director of Archives and Technical Services is a member of the library leadership team and regularly assesses and participates in planning the effective use of physical and virtual collections, space, technology to deliver programs and services that meet the changing needs of faculty, staff, and students. A dedication to outreach, diversity, open communication, and positive relationships are a hallmark of the college and Miller Library, and an expectation of all library staff members.

 

The Technical Services portion of this position supervises and evaluates a team of FTE staff and student assistants. The position is responsible for the life cycle management of all library resources, including catalog of print and electronic resources.

 

The Director serves as a backup in managing the integrated library system, EBSCO Discovery Service, and other corresponding systems. This position oversees the cataloging and processing of all library and archives resources, maintaining accurate and up-to-date bibliographic records and statistics of all library holdings of print, electronic serials and database subscriptions, special collections and archives.

 

The Archives portion of this position supervises student assistants and any future staffing additions to Archives and Special Collections. The position is responsible for collection management and providing some research and reference services to faculty, students, staff, and visiting researchers; overseeing the processing and creation of finding aids for both college records and the archives collection; and collaborating with faculty and other college units, especially the Library's LAT partner, Academic Technologies, and with the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, to enhance the impact and reputation of the archives. Some evening and weekend hours are required. Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Requirements

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library/information science program or a related field with a concentration in archives.
  • Five years of academic library experience in archives, preferably with supervisory experience.
  • A minimum of two years experience in cataloging, applying metadata standards (e.g. DCMI, RDA, MARC, XML, EAD, DACS) to facilitate access to electronic resources and other collections, and working with, preferably managing, an integrated library system or an archival content management system.
  • Experience with or the willingness to learn about the management and preservation of born-digital and digitized content.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to lead a team are a must.
  • Some evening and weekend work may be expected.

 

This is an exempt full-time (35 hours per week), non-tenured faculty position. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include 6 weeks of vacation, 14 paid holidays and scheduled administrative closing days, domestic partner benefits and paid maternity/paternity leave. 

 

Washington College is a private liberal arts college of 1450 students located in a unique ecological region on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. The college is poised at the center of an area rich in Early American, African-American, and Native American history and culture. In a rural setting on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Washington College is still just a 90-minute drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.

 

Review of applications will begin immediately. To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

 

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Emerging Multimedia Technologies Librarian, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press seeks a student-focused, innovative and creative individual to engage and teach undergraduate students. Recent graduates from ALA-accredited Master's programs are encouraged to apply. Reporting to the Head, Multimedia Collections and Services Department, major responsibilities include:

  • Plan and deliver class sessions, workshops, programs and activities allowing students to explore and apply multimedia technology and techniques to projects
  •  Provide faculty consultation and hands-on workshops to support technology-rich assignments, including podcasts, video projects, and the use of virtual reality
  • Coordinate services with staff in other units, including Digital Scholarship and Publishing  Services, and Reference and Instructional Services
  • Work collaboratively with other librarians, faculty, and information technology staff to provide instructional support for students on multimedia projects and coursework
  • Provide general outreach, consultation services and instructional services related to multimedia technology and assess departmental needs
  • Provide initial technical support for the Center, including troubleshooting software, hardware, and equipment issues and the design and maintenance of the departmental web site   
  • Develop departmental staff training and enrichment activities to practice and learn new multimedia technologies
  • Provide direct assistance to library users at a busy service desk with a variety of questions related to computer hardware, multimedia software, printers, and equipment including video cameras, microphones and tripods, and participate in the supervision of student assistants while at the desk
  • Participate in departmental planning by assessing and recommending new processes, equipment and software in support of innovative services and evolving user needs.
  • Perform miscellaneous job related duties as assigned.



Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree
  • Ability to engage and teach undergraduate students
  • Experience with technical concepts, methods, materials, hardware, and software used in audio and video production;
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Strong organizational skills and project management skills
  • Knowledge of current developments and trends in multimedia
  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal communication and public presentation skills; flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands
  • Strong commitment to service excellence; commitment to professional growth.
  • Experience teaching multimedia literacy or multimedia design to undergraduate students preferred
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) preferred
  • Understanding of instructional design principles for creating effective and inclusive multimedia learning opportunities and environments preferred.



General Information:

The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Greater Western Library Alliance, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance. More information about the Library is available at: library.udel.edu.



The Student Multimedia Design Center is a nationally known digital media makerspace offering students dynamic multimedia services and technologies since 2007. With over 65 multimedia computers, six studios and two instruction rooms, the Center offers over 250 equipment kits for loan and provides multimedia instruction for over 1400 students each year in wide variety of academic disciplines. The Multimedia Writing Center, managed by the College of Arts and Sciences, is located adjacent to the Student Multimedia Design Center. Multimedia Collections and Services includes the Student Multimedia Design Center and Film and Video Collection and staff include the department head, four librarians, nine staff and more than 30 student assistants. More information about the Student Multimedia Design Center is available at: library.udel.edu/multimedia.



Benefits: 22 vacation days. Generous 403(b) retirement plan. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at: www.udel.edu/benefits.



Appointment: Appointment expected at the rank of Assistant Librarian, pay grade 29E (less than 3 years professional experience) or Senior Assistant, pay grade 30E (3-8 years professional experience). Recent graduates from ALA-accredited Master's programs are encouraged to apply. This position is part of the librarian career ladder governed by the University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System that guides professional development and advancement. More information on the rank and promotion system is available at:  library.udel.edu/about/employment/rank-and-promotion-system.



To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, following University of Delaware application instructions: careers.udel.edu.



Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at: www.udel.edu/home/legal-notices



Employment offers will be conditional upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.



Applications close: May 10 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

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Access Services Evening Supervisor, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Smith College Libraries is hiring an Access Services Evening Supervisor to join our Access Services team.


As sole staff member on duty at the libraries central location, this position will be responsible for all aspects of access services in the evenings, including staffing, circulation services, facilities and security when the Access Services Manager is not present.  Working hours during the semester are generally 5:00pm - 1:00am (Sundays through Wednesday) and 2:00pm - 10:00pm on Thursdays. Hours may shift during certain times of the year depending on the hours the Library is open.


For more information and a link to apply, visit  https://smithcollege.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/smithcollege/job/Smith-College/Night-Circulation-Supervisor_R-201900106  


Smith College Libraries advance the mission and values of the College to educate women of promise for lives of distinction. We are currently re-envisioning the role of the libraries for the Smith community, including building a new library designed by Maya Lin and planning for new collaborative service models and spaces.  Smith College Libraries leads among liberal arts colleges in engaging its academic community in creating new knowledge, exploring ideas, stewarding the intellectual work of the community, and curating and preserving special and general physical and digital collections. 


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

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Natural and Applied Sciences Archivist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois seeks a dynamic faculty member to lead efforts that document the University's world-class programs and initiatives related to the natural and applied sciences. Founded in 1867 and the nation's leading land-grant University, Illinois has a long track record of achievement in these fields, including but not limited to 24 Nobel prize winners among its present or past faculty. The successful candidate will play a leading role in documenting the University's scientific and technical impact on the broader world, as well as the tensions and cross-currents that exist around innovation.

 

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.

 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

This full-time tenure system faculty member (assistant, associate, or full level, depending on qualifications) will coordinate appraisal, processing, digitization, preservation, research access, and outreach functions for records and personal archives relating broadly to the fields of natural and applied sciences. The archivist will assume a leading role in providing instructional, reference, and public services for these materials. The archivist will use disciplinary knowledge and knowledge of archival standards and techniques to educate, engage, and assist all members of the University community as well as the public in research use of natural and applied sciences archives materials.  

 

Full details about this position are available at https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=111704&job=university-library-natural-and-applied-sciences-archivist-university-archives-111704

 

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100% twelve-month, Library tenure-system appointment.  

 

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STEM Librarian, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

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


The Position

The University of Washington Libraries invites applications for a full-time STEM Librarian on the Seattle campus. This position reports to the Head, Engineering Library.  Successful candidates will have experience or a strong interest in the STEM fields, be comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment, enthusiastic and forward-thinking in their support of faculty and students, and in joining a highly engaged Sciences Liaison Team. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment.


Specific Responsibilities

  • The STEM Librarian serves as the liaison librarian to the Departments of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, and other science-related areas as assigned. 
  • Provides instructional and research consultation services to faculty and students, selects materials in all formats to support research and teaching, communicates regularly with faculty, and participates in departmental activities as appropriate. Creates tools to support research and curricular needs. 
  • Based in the Engineering Library, the STEM Librarian will hold office hours in the Mathematics Research Library, provide reference services at the Engineering Library, and participate in the Libraries-wide virtual reference service.
  • As a member of the Sciences Liaison Team, participates in regular meetings, contributes to shared goals, programming, and services, and collaborates with other liaison librarians on projects to enhance services to users.
  • Demonstrates sustained commitment to professional development and productive service in professional associations, and University Libraries committees and task forces, as appropriate.


Salary

$52,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.


Rank

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


Benefits

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


Qualifications

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Knowledge of or strong interest in STEM fields.
  • Evidence of a focus on customer service and a passion for providing excellent reference, consultation, and instructional services to users.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are valued and essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in academic or previous professional activities.

Preferred

  • Undergraduate or graduate major or minor in a science or math field, or substantial coursework in the sciences.
  • Experience in providing information literacy instruction or other instruction experience.
  • Public service experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scientific research and publication trends, and interest in scholarly communication and data management initiatives.


Application Instructions

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

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm EST on Friday, May 24, 2019. To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received in Interfolio by this time.

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

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


*UW Libraries Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement Guidelines: Equity is a core value of the UW Libraries and an integral component of the Libraries 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. We aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. Please include an EDI statement of no more than 300 words that describes your potential to support and contribute to the Libraries' commitment to providing equitable services and resources to all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status. 

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Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The School of Information Management (SIM) invites applications for a 10-month limited term appointment, ideally commencing June 1st, 2019.

 

The SIM (http://sim.management.dal.ca) offers two graduate programs: the American Library Association-accredited Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program, and the mid-career blended learning Master of Information Management (MIM) program. At the undergraduate level, the School provides core and elective courses in the Bachelor of Management program, delivered collaboratively with the three other schools in the Faculty of Management. The School also participates in Dalhousie's Interdisciplinary PhD program. 

 

The SIM is part of the interdisciplinary Faculty of Management (http://www.dal.ca/faculty/management.html), which also includes the School of Public Administration, the School for Resource and Environmental Studies, and the Rowe School of Business. The Faculty of Management's mission is to collaboratively advance management knowledge and practice, and its vision is inspiring managerial solutions to transform lives. We seek an additional colleague who will contribute to, and thrive in, this environment. 

 

Dalhousie University (http://www.dal.ca/) is one of Canada's leading teaching and research universities, with four professional faculties; a Faculty of Graduate Studies; and a diverse complement of graduate programs. Inter-faculty collaborative and interactive research is encouraged, as is cooperation in teaching. Dalhousie University inspires students, faculty, staff and alumni to make significant contributions regionally, nationally, and to the world. 

 

Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is a vibrant capital city and is the business, academic, and medical centre for Canada's east coast. 

Requirements for a successful candidate:

  • MLIS or equivalent degree related to information management. A PhD (completed or in progress) related to information management, will be an asset.
  • Experience teaching at the graduate level is required. Experience in undergraduate teaching, as well as with online tools and pedagogy, will be an asset.
  • Professional experience in the private or public sectors as a qualified information management professional will be an asset.
  • Research experience relating to the private or public sector will be an asset.

 

The candidate will have prior professional and instructional experience relevant for teaching core or elective courses in at least two of the School's programs in the following areas:

  • Enterprise information management
  • Organization of information (e.g., metadata, taxonomies, ontologies)
  • Data management: curation, preservation, analytics, and/or visualization
  • Information risk management
  • Information policy
  • New and emerging media
  • Other relevant areas including organizational learning, collaboration, user experience, or knowledge management   

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.  Dalhousie also recognizes the need to accommodate candidates to ensure their full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed online at: www.dal.ca/policies

 

Review of applications will begin on 15 May 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application by this date.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of past teaching evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy and of research interests. (Each statement should be approximately one page.) Applications must also include a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid. Applications should be directed to: 

 

Ms. Laurel Sampson 

School of Information Management 

Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building  

6100 University Avenue, Suite 4010 

PO BOX 15000 

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 

Email: sim@dal.ca

Fax: 902-494-2451 

Voice: 902-494-3656 

 

Electronic applications are preferred. 

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Assistant Director of Public Services, Colby College, Waterville, ME

Colby College Libraries [the Libraries] seek a new assistant director of public services who is thoughtful and courteous, creative and curious, adaptive and collaborative. The assistant director of public services leads, administers, and coordinates the operations of all of the Libraries' public service points and programs. The Libraries strive to be progressive, diverse, strategic, and collaborative with a talented and team-oriented group of professionals. The Libraries consist of three physical library spaces: Miller Library (the Humanities and Social Sciences library - considered the main library - and includes special collections and archives), Bixler Art and Music Library, and Olin Natural and Environmental Science Library. In addition, we are a member of the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) consortium that provides opportunities for collaboration across our respective libraries. 


The ideal candidate will be fearless about rethinking the role and potential of public services in an academic library setting and understands and cares about libraries and recognizes that they are at the heart of academic institutions. We seek someone with a proven track record of work in public and/or access services and a vision for service excellence. This position is an opportunity to work with staff colleagues across the Libraries to imagine and create a future focused teaching, learning, and academic research library in a liberal arts environment. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity, and who recognize the importance of working within a diverse community of colleagues.



Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a dedicated staff in the continuous improvement and delivery of public services and programs at all library public service points and the storage facility 
  • Supervise a staff of 8 employees who coordinate and manage circulation, storage facility, course reserves, stacks maintenance, and resource sharing/ILL 
  • Provide leadership and innovation for the public services team while managing human, financial, and other resources to ensure efficient operations 
  • Coordinate public services staff development 
  • Oversee areas that employ the bulk of the Libraries' student employees (approximately 100 students in these areas on average) 
  • Support hiring, management, and development of student workers, and implement appropriate policies and training 
  • Establish strategic priorities (and assessment plans) for public services and implement necessary changes on an iterative basis 
  • Provide leadership to evaluate and improve the student employee program in collaboration with staff supervisors to create a cohesive training experience and a code of conduct for student workers 
  • Oversee and develop Libraries' public policies and procedures in collaboration with staff and the director 
  • Create consistent and shared documentation that articulates service procedures and workflows 
  • Oversee fee collection and material orders for staff and student work and operations 
  • Provide ongoing user needs assessment and service quality improvements related to facilities hours and maintenance, security, fines, and collections care 
  • Build and sustain relationships with students and the academic community 
  • May serve on College and Library committees, as required 
  • Compile annual statistics and reports related to above areas of responsibility to both assess services (and recommend changes) and to meet reporting requirements for annual reports and feasibility studies 
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice



Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in education and experience 
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with internal and external parties to identify and resolve issues and adapt to changing priorities 
  • Minimum of three years of experience in public services in a library 
  • Strong written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills including a professional, positive and approachable demeanor 
  • Service-centered orientation and exceptional problem-solving skills 
  • Demonstrated commitment to and/or clearly articulated philosophy on the role of public services in academic libraries 
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office Suite and Google Apps 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, establish priorities, and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community 
  • Recent experience working in an academic library and managing students preferred 
  • Experience managing diverse staff and a philosophy about staff management and development is a plus 
  • Familiarity with integrated library system software and Innovative Interfaces products preferred 
  • Marketing, public relations, and/or graphic design skills helpful 
  • Valid driver's license required and must meet the College's Fleet Safety Policy requirements



Key Relationships:

This position has significant interaction with students, faculty, staff, and outside constituencies. This position may also work closely with CBB colleagues as well as colleagues in the Colby Writing Program, Colby Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Information Technology Services, and the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities.



Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Occasional nights and weekends required to support department and related College events. Must have the ability to occasional lifting up to 30-50 pounds. 

 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College posting. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Assistant Director of Public Services, Libraries - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

If you experience difficulty uploading your documents, you may submit any .doc or .pdf materials to hr@colby.edu. Please do not submit duplicate materials.

 

 

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GIS and Data Instructional Technologist, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College is hiring a GIS and Data Instructional Technologist to provide high-level support for data-focused research and instruction across the curriculum. This position assists faculty and students using spatial and numeric data to develop and execute classroom assignments and research projects through individual consultations, classroom instruction, and technical workshops. This role supports software such as ArcGIS, SPSS, Stata, and spreadsheets, as well as flying drones for mapping, photogrammetry, and GIS projects.



The GIS and Data Instructional Technologist collaborates closely with faculty, instructional technologists, research and instruction librarians, and other colleagues across campus to develop and lead new programs supporting data-driven research and instruction, and to create an integrated support model for a range of specialized academic software used campus-wide.



As a member of the deeply-merged Research & Instructional Support (RIS) group, this role collaborates regularly with instructional technologists and research and instruction librarians on instructional and research projects, as well as provides support for services, programs and initiatives RIS is responsible for (such as Digital Scholarship). RIS team members leverage diverse specialties to support and develop scholarship and learning throughout the Wellesley community.



Principal Responsibilities

  • Prepares and delivers instruction and consultation on identifying and using appropriate information and technology resources in academic work. Supports faculty on the design and execution of course syllabi, course assignments and research projects.
  • Promotes the use of library and technology resources, and facilitates innovation by building and sustaining relationships with faculty, and providing appropriate programming and support.
  • Applies expertise to evaluating, selecting, deploying and supporting appropriate information and technology resources in support of the College's research and instruction needs.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with on and off-campus colleagues, and with assigned departments/programs/faculty to ensure the College's teaching, learning, and research needs are understood and met.
  • Participates in the work of the group. Provides services in LTS service locations, creates and maintains electronic content, and leads/participates in library and technical projects that improve the delivery of service to all constituents of the user community.



Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Demonstrated experience with ArcGIS Desktop, Pro and Online. Working knowledge of other spatial tools.
  • 3 years of experience providing instructional technology consulting, outreach, teaching, and support.
  • Basic data analysis skills including facility with spreadsheets such as Excel.
  • Experience with data visualization methods and tools.
  • Significant successful teaching experience.
  • Ability and willingness to assist people with a wide range of skill in quantitative analysis (beginner to advanced) of numeric/spatial data.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree.
  • Demonstrated experience with numeric and statistical analysis tools (SPSS, Stata, R, etc).
  • Substantial background in statistical/quantitative data analysis.
  • Experience performing data analysis on commonly used data sources (e.g., IPUMS, US Census, ICPSR, International Financial Statistics, etc.).
  • Experience supporting Digital Scholarship or Digital Humanities methods, tools, and projects.
  • Experience with qualitative or textual data.
  • Project management skills and experience.



Skills and Abilities

The following are essential to successfully performing this role. We're looking for candidates who embody these qualities:

  • Works effectively in both independent and team environments and able to move quickly between them.
  • Able to set priorities and manage multiple tasks.
  • Seeks to build a collaborative, accessible, and culturally diverse environment. Has an awareness of the implications of technology as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Sensitive to the diverse needs of people at all skill levels.
  • Enthusiastic service orientation.
  • Broad knowledge of instructional practices and associated supporting technologies including software, hardware, and peripherals and their appropriate use for instruction/research.
  • Possesses excellent and creative communication and problem-solving skills
  • Able to independently acquire new skills.



How to Apply

Apply online at: http://bit.ly/WCGISData

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

About UMass Amherst

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

 

About UMass Amherst Libraries

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

 

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 - Five Colleges Consortium position leads the management and ongoing utilization of the Five Colleges' library software platform, related projects and auxiliary services.  Currently the Five Colleges has started the process of implementing FOLIO, which is a collaboration of libraries, developers and vendors building an open source library services platform.  Working with the UMass Amherst Libraries staff, the primary library system contact(s) at each of the Five College 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 communications with external support, 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, special Library Services Platform related projects, and interaction with auxiliary services.  The incumbent is expected to maintain a broad and detailed mastery of FOLIO, and 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:
    • Coordinating installation and implementation of software upgrades and system enhancements;      
    • Maintaining and compiling data imports and exports;
    • Testing of system parameters of all new functions and external connections (such as Z39.50, NCIP);
    • Interactions between FOLIO and other systems like EDS, GOBI and local campus systems.
    • Running management reports and other batch jobs;
    • Creating and maintaining documentation and coordinating support and training for staff;
    • Writing reports and supporting reporting applications; and,
    • Working on special projects as necessary.
  • Coordinates communication and efforts of the FOLIO implementation team and other committees dealing with the specific functional aspects of the consortial library system.
  • Works collaboratively with UMass Amherst Libraries staff to provide software support for the Five Colleges library systems, related projects and auxiliary services.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country.or Master's degree in another area combined with minimum one (1) year experience administering library management systems.
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and stay current with technical developments.
  • Understanding of library operations.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with JavaScript, Python, PERL and/or other languages

Rank and Salary Commensurate with Skills and Experience:

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/en-us/job/499588/library-system-coordinator-five-colleges-consortium and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by May 17th, 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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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 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: Cornell offers a highly competitive benefits package, including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, university retirement contributions, a mentoring program, childcare and adoption assistance, and child tuition reimbursement. Professional travel funding is available to support research. 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. Please include one document that contains a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references (pdf preferred).

 

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Part-Time Assistant Archivist, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

The Western Connecticut State University Archives is seeking a part-time (between 15 and 20 hours per week)* assistant archivist.  Assists with the accessioning, processing, description and cataloging of archival materials and monographs in the Special Collections library. The position also requires strong research skills with a positive customer service ethic.  This position will provide exposure to most of the current best-practices in the field of archives and the implementation of the current technological tools of the trade.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assists with archival processing

  2. Data entry

  3. Research on provenance and biographical background related to collections

  4. Composition of biographical and other notes for finding aids

  5. Application of name, type and subject authorities and thesauruses

  6. Responding to patron research requests

  7. Assist with exhibit preparation and installation

  8. Performs miscellaneous housekeeping duties as needed


Minimum Job Requirements:

ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS or equivalent


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  1. Proven research skills

  2. Ability to lift 40 lbs

  3. Attention to detail

  4. Working knowledge and understanding of EAD, XML, and MARC

  5. Working knowledge and understanding of spreadsheets

  6. Strong communication skills.

  7. Proven ability to work independently


* Part-time hours initially must fall between 8AM and 4PM, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and 8AM and 9PM on Wednesday.


To Apply:

Please contact the WCSU Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Brian Stevens, at StevensB@wcsu.edu. 

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

This twelve-month position oversees the allocation and management of the Library's electronic research databases, streaming media, access and discovery tools. The Electronic Resources Librarian collaborates with colleagues, College IT, faculty and patrons to choose electronic resources that are responsive to the needs of a dynamic curriculum and a college community with a strong commitment to social justice and the liberal arts.

 

This position negotiates with vendors and works with consortia to obtain favorable pricing and terms. The Electronic Resources Librarian initiates activation of resources, and maintains licenses, access, payment, and reporting. The position maintains electronic resource records in III Sierra's ERM module.

 

The Electronic Resources Librarian will be part of a dynamic and creative team of professionals committed to supporting student success. They share hours at the reference desk, provide one-on-one research help, and collaborate on instruction, outreach and programming initiatives. Participation in library and campus committees and professional organizations is encouraged and expected.  

 

Candidates should have knowledge of software pertinent to the administrative functions of databases, and familiarity with tools for the analysis of usage data. Candidates should be aware of trends, standards, technologies, and other developments in the management of electronic resources, particularly in the area of open-access resources, librarianship and copyright issues.  Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program and three years' minimum experience is required.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three contact references through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/62040.

 

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.    

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Evening Librarian (Summer 2019 - Temporary), Bay State College, Boston, MA

The Bay State College Library is seeking an evening librarian for the 2019 summer term. This position is ideal for a current library school student (or recent graduate) who is looking to gain experience in many different aspects of academic librarianship.


The core responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Assisting students and faculty with in-depth research and directional reference questions, both in person and via email
  • Conducting a library orientation for the evening division English class
  • Troubleshooting minor computer, Microsoft Office, and printer problems
  • Circulating library materials 
  • Other projects or duties as assigned by the Librarian, such as LibGuides editing or collection development


Requirements:

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or current enrollment in a library science graduate program 
  • Availability on Mondays/Wednesdays from 4pm-10pm, and Tuesdays/Thursdays from 4pm-8pm, from May 20th-August  1st, 2019
  • Excellent search skills
  • Dependability and the capacity to work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


The summer evening librarian is a temporary contract position and does not offer benefits. Hourly rate of pay is $17.

 

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and current resume to Jessica Neave at jneave@baystate.edu.

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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.



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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Resident Librarian, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

The Iowa State University Library offers early-career librarians an opportunity to gain professional experience and mentoring through its library residency program. The purpose of the residency program is to attract and support early-career librarians who are members of historically underrepresented groups to successful careers in academic and research libraries. 

 

The three-year program provides residents with a holistic understanding of academic and research libraries. It provides experience in different areas of librarianship, mentorship, opportunities to observe and participate in library leadership, and an introduction to professional service, research, and scholarship. 



For the duration of the program, the Resident Librarian will be placed in a home department. The selection of the home department should match the Resident Librarian's professional interests and expertise, aligned with strategic areas defined by the library. The Resident Librarian will be able to select their home department from the following: 

  • Library Assessment Program 
  • Preservation (a Conservation track or a Digital Preservation track) 
  • Scholarly Communications (a Technical track or an Outreach track) 
  • Special Collections and University Archives 

Information about these departments can be found at http://www.lib.iastate.edu/about-library/library-diversity/residency/home-departments/. 

 

In the first year, the Resident Librarian will gain a breadth of experience in a variety of functional areas of academic librarianship by completing rotations in the home department and two to three other library departments of the Resident Librarian's choosing. An option of concentrated work in the home department with no rotations may be possible as well. For more information about potential rotation sites, visit http://www.lib.iastate.edu/about-library/library-diversity/residency/rotation-sites. 

 

In the second and third years, the Resident Librarian will gain in-depth work experience in their home department. The Resident Librarian will work with a research mentor to design and conduct a third-year signature project, with the goal of disseminating research outcomes through publication and/or conference presentations. 

 

The Resident Librarian will gain leadership and service experience through active participation in library committees and teams. They will also have opportunities to become involved in relevant regional and national professional organizations. Professional development funding is provided to enable professional and scholarly engagement at the national level. 



The successful candidate will possess the ability to interact effectively with library staff and the university community and work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess adaptability, problem-solving and decision-making skills; have the ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to problems; communicate complex ideas to a wide range of audiences; effectively communicate and collaborate; and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, public service and the land-grant mission. 

 

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives. Applications from a broad spectrum of people are encouraged to apply. 

 

For complete text, qualifications and application instructions: https://www.iastatejobs.com, posting number posting #90152P. 

 

ISU  students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives. Applications from a broad spectrum of people are encouraged to apply.  Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

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Librarian II - Circulation Services, Reading Public Library, Reading, MA

Reading Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic, and collaborative team leader, Librarian II, (Circulation Services) to join our Collection Services team.


The successful candidate will be innovative and eager to explore new ways technology can improve the patron experience, as well as optimize access to the library's physical and digital collections.  In addition to overseeing the automated technology within the Circulation Division, the Librarian II will lead by example, motivating and providing support to the Circulation Staff and Pages. The Reading Public Library is a busy, high energy workplace with a culture of collaboration and growth. The position requires excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills. 


This is a full time, 37.5 hours a week position. Schedule will include one evening and a Saturday rotation.


Applications should include resume, cover letter, and Town of Reading Employment application (https://www.readingma.gov/administrative-services/human-resources/files/employment-application-2016), and will be accepted in the Human Resources Office, 16 Lowell Street, Reading, MA 01867 and online at www.readingma.gov until the position is filled.

 

A full Job Description is available at the Town of Reading website or by contacting Judith Perkins, Human Resources Director (https://www.readingma.gov/users/jperkins/contact).

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Access Services Librarian, Pine Manor College, Newton, MA

Department: Annenberg Library 
Reports to: Director of Library 
FLSA: Full time, Non-Exempt, Benefit-Eligible 
Salary: $48,000
Effective Date: July 1st, 2019

 

Position Summary

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



Position Scope

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides excellent customer service to all library patrons
  • In collaboration with the DLS: hires, trains, schedules and supervises work study staff
  • Responsible for student worker payroll verification and submittal
  • Library reserves manager. Solicits materials from faculty, processes reserves, answers copyright questions
  • Manages circulation and reference services in the evening, including:
  • Shelves and shelf-reads materials
  • Check library materials in and out
  • Register new patrons
  • Processes holds
  • Provides research assistance
  • Creates and updates online research guides
  • Troubleshoot and assist patrons with use of library technology
  • Contributes to the development of documentation and training materials for Library Assistants and Work Study student workers
  • Manages and curates the Library's Special Collection:
  • Solicits new materials from various campus departments
  • Answers research requests using Special Collections materials
  • Maintains and preserves the collection
  • Promotes use of the collection through outreach to the PMC community and beyond
  • Assists in training, supervising, and mentoring Library Assistants
  • Creates work schedule for Library Assistants
  • Social media coordinator
  • Collaborates with staff to create and host programming to promote library use

Other:

  • Participates in collection development for one or more academic disciplines
  • Creates and maintains LibGuides in collection development areas
  • Incrementally trained to support technical services of the library (i.e. cataloging, acquisitions, & Interlibrary loans)
  • Open and close the library, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Library Services


Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree requiredAcademic or public past library experience
  • Customer service experience required
  • Supervisory and training skills desirable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience producing social media contentExperience working with archival materials
  • Experience working with adolescents from diverse backgrounds, many of whom are first in their families to attend college and/or international students.

 

Special Requirements
School in Session (Sun-Thu 2 pm-10pm) 
August & Winter Break (Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm)


To Apply

Please send your Cover letter and resume, with the job title in the subject line, to: MDavison@pmc.edu

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

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

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Librarian for Summer Program Support, Tufts University, Medford, MA

The Librarian for Summer Program Support will act as the Tisch Library liaison to the growing number of Tufts pre-college summer programs. They will coordinate and deliver library research instruction classes and individual consultations for several short-term intensive programs in residence at Tufts during the summer months with an audience of mainly high school students. This eight-week summer term position will work 35hours/week from mid-June to early August.

Full details are listed here:
https://tischlibrary.tufts.edu/summer-program-support-posting

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent
  • Experience providing library instruction


Preferred Experience

  • Experience providing library instruction to high school students or first year college students
  • Experience with English-language learners

 

Compensation

Salary is $30/hr. This is an eight-week summer position that does not offer benefits.

 

Closing Date

Applicant review will begin immediately.

 

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Elliot Brandow, Team Lead for Social Sciences, Tisch Library: elliot.brandow@tufts.edu

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Outreach Reference Librarian, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

The Outreach Reference Librarian develops and implements a marketing strategy that promotes library resources and services to students, faculty, staff, and the College community. Tasks include but are not limited to giving presentations; organizing events; designing publications, exhibits, and displays; and communicates with the library staff, Learning Commons stakeholder departments and with the campus as a whole.


The Outreach Reference Librarian works with campus departments such as Student Affairs and Communications, to maintain a social media presence and promote library services. Represents Library Services at student orientations and other campus events. In addition to these outreach duties, the Outreach Reference Librarian will have reference librarian duties, including providing library instruction and reference, creating and maintaining LibGuides, and serving as a liaison to various academic departments (including the Honors Program and First Year Seminar).



Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution with 1-3 years directly related experience.
  • Previous reference experience and teaching experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with students, with colleagues, and with faculty members.
  • Knowledge of basic marketing practices and use of social media.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a digital environment using a variety of methods including oral, written, photographic and videos.



To apply, please visit our career site at www.springfield.edu/careers.


Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Reference Librarian, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Springfield College seeks applications for the position of Reference Librarian in the Office of Library Services in the college's Harold C. Smith Learning Commons. This position is responsible for providing in-person and virtual reference services; participating in collection development (print and online); and teaching information literacy and library instruction sessions in a variety of learning formats. This position is a liaison to academic departments and works to promote active working relationships between library services and academic departments and programs.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Previous reference experience desirable
  • Teaching experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with students, with colleagues, and with faculty members.

This position requires a 35-hour work week from Sunday to Thursday with occasional work in the evening.

 

To apply, please visit our career site at www.springfield.edu/careers.

Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

 

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Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Trinity College's Information Services invites applications for the position of research, instruction, and outreach librarian. Trinity College offers the best of several worlds: a traditional New England small liberal arts college set in downtown Hartford, a college that combines a strong commitment to community learning with equally strong study away ties. It is one of the few small liberal arts colleges that can truly claim to be global and urban in focus. 


Information Services at Trinity College merged about four years ago, and the research, instruction, and outreach librarian will join the Research, Instruction, Technology group, a brand-new group combining instructional technologists, research librarians, digital scholarship staff, the learning spaces manager, and a director of academic video. Within this innovative group, the research, instruction, and outreach librarian will teach regularly in our program of course-integrated research instruction, build relationships with faculty, students, and staff to support their research and teaching; serve as subject liaison for select departments; and provide general research help.



Responsibilities: 

  • Create disciplinary-specific research instruction for classes, including first-year seminars.
  • Partner with other groups in the library, particularly the Watkinson Library, to develop instruction around primary sources and archives
  • Incorporate emerging information technologies and new uses of resources
  • Actively participates in outreach activities, committees, and work groups of the library.
  • Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the college's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. 



Qualifications: 

Required 

  • A Master's degree or significant coursework toward a PhD.
  • A history of classroom teaching *or*, in the absence of such history, evidence of a commitment to undergraduate education.
  • Experience in an academic library.
  • Strong academic background and desire to engage with the vibrant intellectual community at a liberal arts college
  • Commitment to and demonstrated knowledge of diversity, inclusion, and equity issues as related to research instruction, collection development, and user-centered public service.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to advocate for the library to a variety of constituents.
  • Evidence of working closely with colleagues, undergraduates, faculty, staff, and college administrators. 

Preferred 

  • A graduate degree from a program accredited by the ALA and/or in a social sciences discipline or related field.
  • While the exact disciplinary responsibilities of the position will be determined in consultation with the successful applicant, we would particularly invite candidates with interest/experience in the social sciences. We would also welcome candidates with expertise in any of the following: data curation, management, or visualization; digital humanities; emerging technology; open educational resources; or some other area where the liberal arts and technology intersect.

 

To view the full application and apply, please follow this link. This position is intended as an entry-level or early-career opportunity. Feel free to contact Jason B. Jones (jason.jones@trincoll.edu) with any questions--some of which may also be answered in this blog post. 

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Short-Term Project Archivist, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Job Summary:

Working under the general direction of the Special Collections Librarian, the Short-term Project Archivist will process the Lilith Magazine collection. The collection includes approximately 65 linear feet of material documenting the operations of Lilith, a Jewish feminist periodical that began publication in 1976.


Documents include original notebooks, correspondence, interviews, manuscripts, and ephemera that shed light on the research and resources behind numerous Lilith articles on topics ranging from Passover Haggadahs and conversion to Judaism to the Israeli feminist movement and women's health. The collection also contains typescripts, and correspondence with Lilith writers and readers, including material from Jewish women worldwide who were interested in reporting on local news and culture for the magazine.  Other materials show the operations of Lilith and consist of meeting minutes, mission statements, press releases, and publicity.



Essential Functions:

  • Conduct a survey of the Lilith Magazine collection.
  • In consultation with the Special Collections Librarian, write a comprehensive processing plan that proposes and prioritizes arrangement schemes to be carried out during this project term and in the future.
  • Arrange and describe selected series according to accepted archival standards.
  • Publish an online finding aid for the collection in ArchivesSpace.
  • Identify items that are candidates for preservation work and digitization.
  • Perform outreach work for the collection as required.

Note:

This is a temporary, short-term position expected to last approximately 6 months.



Skills and knowledge:

Knowledge of archival and descriptive standards, including DACS, and best practices for appraising and processing archival and born-digital materials; experience working with ArchivesSpace or similar collection management tool; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational skills; strong attention to detail; ability to assess and solve problems accurately; ability to work independently and to make appropriate decisions; dependability. Familiarity with Lilith Magazine and Jewish Feminism preferred.



Additional Information:

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

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



Education:

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



Work Experience:

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



How to Apply:

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

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Coordinator of Library Services, Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA

Title:           Coordinator of Library Services

Unit:            MCCC Professional Staff, Grade 6

Dept.:           Library Services

Location:     Bedford Campus

Reports To: Director of Libraries

Date:            April 8, 2019

 

General Statement of Duties

The Coordinator of Library Services is an enthusiastic, creative and forward thinking member of the library leadership team in the Bedford campus Houlihan Library, reporting to the Director of Libraries .The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and staff, and welcome the challenges of developing and maintaining innovative ways of delivering materials and services that support student success in both the library and online environments. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the operations of the Houlihan Library serving students, faculty, staff and community users including supervising support staff.  Assists in developing policies and procedures to provide clear direction and priorities in the context of the library's strategic directions, fostering cross-department collaboration and promoting mutual understanding through effective communication to ensure smooth operation.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coordinating all day-to-day operations of the Houlihan Library in the areas of reference, instruction, interlibrary loan, circulation, and collection development. Serves as part of the library leadership team representing and advocating for the unique needs of the diverse library users. Assesses user needs and the effectiveness of library services and resources. Assists in the establishment and review of policies, procedures, goals and objectives for the staff at the Bedford campus.
  • Provides direct supervision of all full and part-time support staff at the Houlihan Library; and provides technical guidance for all professional staff at the Houlihan Library by assessing work flow issues, reviewing work for quality including training and daily supervision to ensure program integrity.  Participates in the selection of new staff.  Conducts performance evaluations for support staff and assists in the preparation of performance evaluation for professional staff.
  • Assists in developing staff training materials,.  Assists in developing work schedules for part-time staff to ensure coverage for services during the hours the library is open. Serves as a backup for other staff in their absence.
  • As part of the library leadership team, coordinates the Houlihan Library practices and procedures with those of the other two departments of the MCC libraries: the Technical Services and the Lowell campus Public Services departments. Meets regularly with the other library coordinators to discuss, plan and make recommendations with regard to library services and policy.
  • Coordinates and provides both reference and instructional services to students, faculty and staff to assist in their use of resources in all formats available in our library and remotely. Prepares supporting materials to assist with reference and instruction. Assists with the ongoing development and revision of the MCC library website, library social media channels such as Facebook and Springshare LibApps platform.
  • Coordinates the development, plans and implementation of programs of library instruction to support MCC's information literacy objectives.  Collaborates with teaching faculty and other librarians to develop and assess the effectiveness of instructional programs that promote information literacy within the curriculum.  Responsible for all scheduling of the library's Alcott Room for library instruction and other college use through the R25 scheduling system.
  • Oversees the development of the Bedford library collection by identifying, evaluating, and selecting materials for that collection in support of the mission of the college, the specific courses taught in Bedford, and the unique needs of the population we serve.  Supervises the annual inventory of the Bedford collection and discards outdated and damaged materials as needed.
  • Collaborates with other academic and public librarians and library organizations in our region to help provide programs, resources, and services that support our students' educational success, promote lifelong learning, and enrich the communities that we serve.

 

ADA Compliance

Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight.  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.  Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Middlesex Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Middlesex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

 


Requirements:

Required

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or closely related field.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible and relevant library experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library.
  • Demonstrate evidence of being self-motivated and service-oriented, with a good understanding of assessment tools, and have knowledge and skills in user services and administrative services.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with SpringShare LibApps platform, a course management system, Microsoft Office applications, an integrated library system, and related library systems and software.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment.
  • Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans, including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.

Preferred

  • Experience in providing reference, instruction and related library services in a community college setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative use of resources and emerging technologies as they contribute to meeting the needs of students, faculty and researchers.
  • Experience in supervising and training library staff
  • Demonstrated team-building skills, including the ability to motivate, develop, and mentor others.
  • Evidence of success in embracing and leading positive change.
  • Bilingual skills a plus
  • KOHA ILS experience a plus

 

 

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, MCCC Unit Professional position with benefits.  For further information, see the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement.   To view the classification specification for this position link to: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Classification Specifications

Salary Range: Grade 6 minimum base salary $60,888 per year. Actual salary dependent on the collective bargaining agreement classification placement review.

Hours:  8:30am to 4:30pm

Location:  Bedford Campus with occasional travel to the Lowell campus

Start Date:  May/June 2019

Application Deadline:  April 29, 2019

The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

 

 

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via the online application (available through the following link):

1. Cover Letter

2. Resume

Follow the steps below.

After completing all of the steps below, please go back into the newly created account and double check that your resume, cover letter, application & disclosure forms were uploaded as requested and appear in the format you desire. 

Middlesex Community College understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer at 781-280-3536

 

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Postdoctoral Teaching Scholars, Syracuse University School of Information Studies, Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University's School of Information Studies (The iSchool, ischool.syr.edu) seeks applications for multiple Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar positions to start in Fall 2019. In addition to developing their own research with mentorship from a faculty member and participating in the academic life of the school (60% of their time), Scholars will teach two courses per semester during the academic year (40% of their time). The positions are full-time for two years with the second year based on satisfactory performance. Salary is $60,000 per year plus benefits.


The successful candidates will experience our "Faculty of One": a highly collegial environment that stresses interdisciplinary collaboration amongst our school's faculty and with other members of the university community and beyond. Our research and teaching often adopt a socio-technical approach, recognizing that important problems are not simply technical nor just about people, but rather require both social and technological insights. We seek applicants who adopt this philosophy in their own research and teaching.


The School is committed to professional development for postdoctoral scholars and provides excellent mentoring and support. A postdoc mentoring plan will be developed for each person. The School's Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning provides resources and support to enable instructors (especially new instructors) to excel in their teaching.


Requirements

  • A completed Ph.D. in a relevant field of study or the expectation of completion of the Ph.D. by August 2019 is required.

  • Successful candidates will have started a program of research in an information-related field. We are open to applications from candidates whose interests overlap those of the faculty (interested applicants are encouraged to review the research interests at https://ischool.syr.edu/research/faculty-research-areas/). The position requires good communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English.

  • Applicants should be able to contribute to the development of students in our degree programs in Information Management and Technology, Data Science, and Library and Information Science (including school media). Applicants should be able to teach one or more of the following topics:
    • Library and information science, e.g., library planning, marketing and assessment; reference and information services; information organization and access; cataloguing, classification, indexing and abstracting; and cultural heritage
    • Information policy
    • Information systems, e.g., scripting for data analysis / Python; systems analysis; user experience and user-based design; and enterprise IT consultation
    • Data science, e.g., databases; data warehouse; data analytics and big data analytics; information visualization; and natural language processing
    • Research methods

Members of groups traditionally underrepresented among scholars in higher education are encouraged to apply. We are interested in candidates with communication skills and cross- cultural abilities to be effective with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members. Experience mentoring students from marginalized groups is particularly valued.


Application process

Applications--including 1) a cover letter outlining the applicant's interests and qualifications and the names of current faculty to work with; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) short statements describing interests and accomplishments in research and in teaching; and 4) names and contact information of at least three references--can be submitted at www.sujobopps.com, job #79180.

We will begin screening applicants in April 2019 and continue until the positions are filled. Applications should be received by 1 May 2019 to ensure full consideration. We are pleased to speak with interested applicants ahead of submitting materials. Direct questions to Dr. Kevin Crowston, search committee chair, crowston@syr.edu.


About the iSchool at Syracuse University

Located at the center of picturesque Syracuse University, the iSchool prides itself on being a thought leader in both scholarship and instruction. The iSchool has five degree programs and numerous certificate programs, with an enrollment of 31 doctoral students, 873 masters students and 685 undergraduate majors, led by 44 full-time faculty and more than 100 part-time faculty. The iSchool is ranked #4 overall by US News and World Report for library and information science and #2 for information systems.

Our faculty have recognized strengths in information retrieval, information management, library programs and services, natural language processing, computational social science, online communities and civic participation, new forms of organization and collaboration, information and communications policy, smart energy systems, digital literacy, information privacy and security, globalization, data science, entrepreneurship, social media, social computing and other areas.

iSchool faculty members received more than $5M in external research support in the past year. The iSchool hosts seven research centers and laboratories and is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Research and in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (IA/CD) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.


About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics and distinctive offerings. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York state, Syracuse is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for medical care and for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy four seasons of recreational opportunities, having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.

The University is proud to offer a benefit program that is family-friendly, progressive, and responsive to the diversity of our community. The Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion & Resolution Services coordinates workplace accommodations for faculty and staff, guiding the ongoing development of an accessible university that embraces disability as an aspect of diversity.


EEOC

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

A commitment to veterans and their families is a distinguishing characteristic of Syracuse University. The University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

 

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Data Services Librarian, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

NYU Health Sciences Library welcomes applicants for the position of Data Services Librarian, a faculty appointment in the NYU School of Medicine. Entry-level and early career librarians are encouraged to apply. 

The Data Services Librarian will develop new curricula and provide classroom-based, small group, and individual data management training, with a focus on the clinical research population.  In addition, the position would include data-related service development in other areas, dependent on library needs and the candidate's interest and expertise. Possibilities include developing curricula or support services related to: quantitative or qualitative data analysis, data cleaning, reproducibility, research metrics, coding, data standards, data preservation, metadata, data finding, or data/text mining.

The Data Services Librarian will also be expected to conduct and present library research based on services developed in their role. Additional responsibilities include serving on library and medical center committees or task forces as appropriate.

The successful applicant will be someone with the ability to take advantage of a highly flexible work environment, build partnerships with new user communities, and develop new services. They will also have a demonstrated track record of self-motivated project/service development, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, innovation, and a personal commitment to excellence. This position joins the Library's innovative and collaborative data services team that is at the forefront of delivering data services in health sciences libraries. The team currently provides education and consultations in data management, visualization, and processing, and maintains the NYU Data Catalog. The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Director, Research Data and Metrics.

NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, and is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. The Health Sciences Library supports the mission and vision of NYU Langone Health through forging meaningful connections with our users, providing innovative services, a top-tier digital collection, user-focused spaces, and a strong commitment to excellence.



Responsibilities

  • Develop curricula and provide classroom-based, small group, and individual data management training
  • Work in other data-related areas dependent on library needs / candidate's interest and expertise.
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues to support the Library's Vision, Mission, and Strategic Goals
  • Provide assistance to users via the Library's ticketing system, email, and in-person and virtual consultation


Compensation and Benefits

The NYU School of Medicine offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, retirement benefits, time off, tuition benefits, wellness programs, and more. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. The Health Sciences Library provides mentoring and support for research, scholarship and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Interested candidates from outside the New York City area are encouraged to apply.



Qualifications

Requirements

  • Master's degree in library/information science or related fields or another relevant advanced degree (e.g. MPH)
  • Teaching experience
  • Knowledge of the biomedical research data management landscape

Preferred

  • Experience providing research data management support
  • Familiarity with clinical research methods
  • Experience in a biomedical research environment


Application Instructions

Applicants should upload a resume and letter of application at http://apply.interfolio.com/61928

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. 

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Community Engagement Archivist, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA

The Ina Dillard Russell Library seeks applications for a tenure-track Community Engagement Archivist at the rank of Assistant Professor. Reporting to the Associate Director for Special Collections, this position will engage individuals and organizations in collaborative efforts to preserve, document, and share our diverse and often under-represented histories via oral histories, organizational histories, digital projects, etc.; provide research and archival instruction services for the department; provide leadership for the department's outreach efforts to our campus and communities; and assist with the creation and implementation of virtual and physical exhibits that showcase the holdings of Special Collections.

This is a non-manager position, but may include the supervision of students and interns.



Essential duties of this position include:

  • Engage individuals and organizations in collaborative efforts to preserve, document, and share our diverse and often under-represented histories via oral histories, organizational histories, digital projects, etc.
  • Provide research and archival instruction services for the department.
  • Provide leadership for the department's outreach efforts to our campus and communities.
  • Assist with creation and implementation of virtual and physical exhibits that showcase the holdings of Special Collections.
  • Collaborate with faculty to promote and support the inclusion of Special Collections/archives, public history, and humanities related service-learning projects into the curriculum.
  • Assist with creating social media posts and make regular contributions to the department's blog.
  • Contribute to the acquisition, arrangement, description, and migration of analog materials to digital, and other activities within the department.
  • Participate in professional service, scholarship, and creative activity.
  • Participate in committees and governance within the Library and University.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Minimum Requirements:

ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library & Information Science. (Please note: all degrees must be conferred by an ALA-accredited institution by the hire date and official transcripts must also be provided)



Preferences:

  • Terminal degree will include a concentration in archives or advanced coursework in archival administration
  • Minimum one year of experience providing services (such as instruction and research services, outreach efforts, etc) to the public in a library, archive, government, or other setting. This may include internships, student and volunteer work, community archiving, etc.
  • Knowledge of the history, cultures, and people of Georgia and the South.
  • Ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. In keeping with the University's mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage projects effectively.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with community archives and oral history ethics and practices.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the creation and implementation of physical and virtual exhibits
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

To learn more about this position and to submit an application, please visit: https://www.gcsujobs.com/postings/6616


Visit our web site to learn more about Georgia's designated public liberal arts university: http://www.gcsu.edu



Georgia College & State University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and is the state's designated public liberal arts university. A member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College enrolls approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is prominently cited for educational excellence in a number of leading publications. The university's beautiful and historic campus is located in Milledgeville, which was the mid-nineteenth century capital of Georgia and is very near the geographic center of the state.



GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.

 

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Access Services Librarian and Subject Liaison to the School of Business and Public Administration, California State University, Bakersfield, CA

Position #: 19/20 LIB 01

Position: Access Services Librarian and Subject Liaison to the School of Business and Public Administration

Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian         Type: 12-month, Tenure-Track/Probationary            Available: July 1, 2019

Contact: Eileen Montoya, Administrative Support Coordinator

Search and Screening Committee

Walter W. Stiern Library

California State University, Bakersfield

9001 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

 

Application Process & Deadline:

Applications are due by April 23, 2019. No late applications will be accepted. New and 2019 graduates are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send your letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript(s) for all graduate work, and names and contact information of three professional references to emontoya@csub.edu. Prior to hiring, official transcripts will be required.

 

Description:

California State University, Bakersfield seeks a productive and effective Librarian for Access Services and Liaison to the School of Business and Public Administration. The successful candidate will make significant professional contributions to the Walter W. Stiern Library, a teaching-learning facility fully integrated with technology to support the overall mission of the University. The library, with 150,000 square feet on five levels, opened in 1994 and contains more than half a million physical and wide-ranging digital resources. The library is a major campus technology center that is actively involved in student learning and is a hub for campus and public engagement.

 

Responsibilities:

Access Services Librarian: Access Services comprise the functional areas of circulation, resource sharing, course reserves, and managing user concerns. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Access Services Librarian will provide leadership, guidance, and strategic direction, fostering a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment. The librarian will provide procedural and policy management, data-driven reports, analysis, and may assist with exhibits and events.

Subject Liaison: The Library Subject Liaison to the School of Business and Public Administration will work closely with undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and administrators of the School of Business and Public Administration; providing research assistance, subject orientations, collection development support, and library reports as needed. In addition, all librarians have reference, library instruction, collection development, service, and research responsibilities.

The successful candidate will lead in developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative, user-focused access services, as well as fostering an environment of responsive and welcoming services and spaces within diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. Moreover, the candidate will communicate and collaborate with the University Library Dean, colleagues, other Library areas, and other University constituencies regarding services, resources, facilities, and budgets. Furthermore, the candidate will actively participate in library, university, and CSU wide service commitments and committees.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited master's degree in Library Science
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytic, and technology skills
  • Demonstrated experience using academic and reference technologies
  • Experience in providing excellent reference, instruction, and public service to diverse populations
  • Personal initiative, thoroughness, completing tasks in a timely manner, multi-tasking, prioritizing, and being flexible in changing environments
  • Independent problem-solving and decision-making
  • Ability to work effectively with and enjoy assisting library users in a diverse, multicultural setting
  • Ability to meet the requirements of retention, tenure, and promotion
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Knowledge of or interest in business administration, management, economics, or related field

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Unified library management systems experience, especially Alma and Primo Ex Libris products
  • Access services or related library areas
  • Demonstrated skills in assessment and data analysis
  • Relevant library experience
  • Academic library and specialized business, economic, and/or public administration experience
  • Experience with data analysis tools
  • Research areas of business, management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, public administration, healthcare administration, communications/public relations, and/or statistics

 

Background Check:

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

Mandated Reporter:

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Clery Act:

CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. Furthermore, you can also obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 661-654-2111 or by logging on to their website at https://www.csub.edu/compliance/Clery/index.html.

 

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, disability or covered veterans' status.

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Diversity Residency Program Librarian, University of Texas, Austin, TX

As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, UT Libraries is pleased to offer this two-year academic librarian position for an early-career librarian or archivist from a historically underrepresented community.

 

Priority consideration will be given for application material received by Friday, May 10, 2019.

The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide as well as in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices.

 

Purpose

The University of Texas Libraries is recruiting one Assistant Librarian candidate for the Diversity Alliance Residency Program for an expected start date of August 1, 2019. This two-year academic librarian position offers an early-career librarian or archivist from a historically underrepresented community specialized training, continuing education, and mentorship based on the resident's professional interests and goals. The wide range of work experience gained through this position will enable the resident to build essential skills and assist with career planning. The resident will enrich UT Libraries by bringing in new ideas and perspectives and support UT Libraries commitment to build a diverse workforce and foster diversity within the profession.

 

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with other librarians and archivists to actively participate in the work of UT Libraries.
  • Participate in a wide range of areas of academic librarianship, gaining both broad and deep understanding of how academic and research libraries operate.
  • A final job description will be collaboratively developed in the first year and will include rotating through 3-4 Libraries' units, culminating in an immersive project-centered and skill-based experience in one select area during the second year.
  • Develop essential skill sets needed for librarianship.
  • Participate in professional library and scholarly organizations and UT Libraries committees for skill development and contribution to the profession.
  • Develop and assist with projects that advance the mission of the UT Libraries.

 

Rotations could include: library instruction and pedagogy; special collections, rare books, and archives; subject liaison librarianship and collection development; digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and data management; assessment and planning; collections acquisitions and licensing; digitization and preservation; metadata and cataloging; or other areas based on the resident's interest.

 

Required qualifications

  • MLS received in the last two years from an ALA-accredited graduate program, conferred by July 31, 2019.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing priorities, meeting deadlines, and organizing work effectively.
  • Demonstrated willingness to respond to opportunities and troubleshoot challenges with initiative and creative energy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Flexibility working in a fast-paced and evolving technological, team-oriented and agile environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in person and in writing. Interest in developing leadership skills.
  • Commitment to supporting academic and research needs to all students, faculty, and staff.

 

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated willingness to respond to opportunities with leadership.
  • Experience providing exemplary customer service.
  • Previous library or archives experience including volunteering, working, or internships.

 

Salary: $50,000 per year

Moving expenses are included in the compensation package.

Professional development and associated travel funds will be provided.

 

To learn more about how to apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit: https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Diversity-Resident-Librarian_R_00002823.

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Director of Learning and Teaching Services, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Director of Learning and Teaching Services.

 

The Director of Learning and Teaching Services will lead the learning and teaching services supporting Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). The Director will work across the libraries' culture of collaboration and user-focused innovation to further develop teaching and learning programs that span the disciplines and academic departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). The Director also collaborates across Harvard Library including the libraries supporting Harvard's schools to further develop cross-school initiatives, build staff skills, and strengthen a collegial and innovative culture for learning and teaching.



Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Education, the Director brings together and coordinates the efforts of a dedicated and high-performing library staff across FAS libraries supporting all disciplines in building students' learning experiences and research skills throughout the stages of undergraduate and graduate education. Working with FAS library heads and senior managers, the Director of Learning and Teaching Services provides leadership in assessing user experience and curricular needs, setting strategic directions and goals and evaluating the effectiveness of initiatives and programs.

 

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

 

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Interlibrary Loan and Technical Services Specialist, St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Saint Anselm College, a private, liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition, is seeking a full-time (35 hours), year-round Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Technical Services Specialist to join the Geisel Library starting on July 1, 2019. Reporting to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong customer service orientation coupled with advanced competency with technology and supreme attention to details.  An eagerness to learn the intricacies of library technical operation is also necessary.

 

Description

The ILL and Technical Services Specialist provides creative management of all day-to-day operations in the ILL office.  Responsibilities include: 

  • Obtaining materials requested by Saint Anselm College patrons
  • Fulfilling requests by patrons at other libraries for Geisel Library materials
  • Delivering requested materials to patrons, either in physical or electronic form
  • Processing overdue notices and invoices for incoming and outgoing ILL items as needed
  • Supervising several student workers, which includes training, answering questions, and monitoring their work
  • Identifying books requested through ILL that should be acquired for the Geisel collection
  • Maintaining and updating the ILL software and databases, and adapting the ILL workflow to accommodate software changes and new features
  • Redesigning and enhancing workflow to improve efficiency and speed of ILL processing
  • Gathering and reporting statistics on ILL usage and copyright payments
  • Maintaining and updating online documentation of ILL procedures

 

The ILL and Technical Services Specialist assists with processing newly acquired library materials. Responsibilities include:

 

  • Editing of order records, quality inspection of materials, and entering invoices into the library management system
  • Resolving order disputes with the library's monograph vendor(s)
  • Assisting with copy-cataloging quality and accuracy of new books, creating and coding related item records, and end-processing those items as needed
  • Assisting with book withdrawals, processing physical books and editing catalog records as appropriate
  • Consulting with Head of Cataloging/Metadata on understanding and following copy-cataloging policies and procedures, and identifying problems needing Cataloger review.

 

The ILL and Technical Services Specialist assists with providing reference services at the Reference Desk during assigned shifts. Responsibilities include:

 

  • Providing general reference services by helping patrons with their informational and research needs at the reference desk in-person, and via chat, text, email, and phone
  • Conducting database searches for faculty and students as well as a wide range of reference research including assistance in the use of books, journals, indexes and web sources.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree plus two years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired
  • Ability to manage and prioritize projects
  • Ability to solve problems and/or patron concerns and difficulties with tact, courtesy, and sound judgment
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience and comfort with navigating complex computer software interfaces and the Internet
  • Experience working with spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel, and with other Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a library
  • Experience with interlibrary loan and with the ILLiad software program in particular
  • Experience with cataloging and with III's Sierra software program in particular
  • Experience with library research and searching library databases and resources
  • Experience with supervising student employees

 

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information of 3 professional reference should be submitted online through Saint Anselm College's Employment website: https://www.anselm.edu/administrative-offices-services/human-resources-employment-opportunities

 

Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

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Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual for the Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian in the Scholars' Commons. Working closely with the Art, Architecture, and Design Librarian, the person in this position will serve as a resource for a variety of constituencies across a number of departments including, but not limited to the School of Art, Architecture, and Design, as well as the Art History Department, and will address inquiries related to finding and using digital image resources.

 

The incumbent will serve as the visual resources contact person for library staff and for other departments across the IUB campus, including the departments of History, Religious Studies, Folklore, History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Slavic and East European Studies, African Studies, and the School of Global and International Studies.  This position works in close collaboration with library colleagues in the Digital Collections Services and Research & Learning Services divisions.

 

The Scholars' Commons department of the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries includes four librarians and two staff employees who are responsible for reference and research support services in an interdisciplinary, collaborative hub that offers easy access to experts for every stage of scholarship.

 

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of the Scholars' Commons, the individual in this position will provide general and specialized research and instructional support related to finding and using all formats of images and will support collection management activities to build teaching-focused image collections for departments and units across the IUB campus.

 

This position will participate in the activities and initiatives of the Scholars' Commons department, and will provide expertise in the physical and digital research environments of the Scholars' Commons through reference services, collection support, and instruction for the research community. Additional responsibilities include:

 

  • Promote visual materials and actively engage with faculty to advance visual literacy via teaching and learning opportunities across the IUB campus. 
  • Manage and develop teaching image collections for History of Art and other departments across campus who use images for teaching and research. Consult closely with faculty about image acquisitions and accession image orders for inclusion in the library's teaching image repository (currently JSTOR Forum).
  • Provide research and publishing support in collaboration with campus faculty, the Copyright Librarian, and the Scholarly Communication Librarian.
  • In alignment with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, provide instruction to faculty and students in best practices for image use, search and retrieval of image content, and provide visual literacy instruction to groups and individuals through research consultations, workshop presentations, and course-integrated instruction sessions.
  • Foster strategic partnerships with campus partners and special collections, such as the Eskenazi Museum of Art, the Office of Scholarly Publishing (OSP) and the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL), and maintain a close and sustained connection with the library's Arts & Humanities department and the Digital Collections Services department.
  • Explore new technologies and liaise with the Libraries Arts and Humanities department to integrate and align workflows as appropriate.
  • Inform the development and use of image-based repository services including Image Collections Online and forthcoming Samvera-based digital image repository service.
  • Responsible for digital image metadata creation and delivery to support best practices in digital image collections.
  • Explore potential innovation in open-access platforms, and collaborations across the IU Library system, and potentially with the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Samvera Community.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with partners across campus such as the Arts & Humanities Council and the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities.
  • Train and supervise temporary student and staff employees in tasks related to digital image production, image cataloging, and image technologies/research support.
  • In collaboration with Communications staff and library colleagues, curate digital displays of new materials/collections in public areas and make use of social media tools and outlets to promote image resources, collections, and services.
  • Contribute to developments in the field of librarianship through active professional engagement and independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment.
  • Promote the Libraries' culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in Indiana University Bloomington's Campus Strategic Plan and the Libraries' Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf).

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience or a graduate degree or equivalent experience in an art, architecture, art history, or design field.
  • Experience in information/visual literacy instruction, including knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information/visual literacy instruction.
  • Evidence of strong user engagement and a public service orientation.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with a diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference and research support.
  • Knowledge of image-based digital asset management systems such as JSTOR Forum (formerly ARTstor Shared Shelf), Luna, CONTENTdm, or open-source alternatives.
  • Knowledge of digital imaging standards and best practices for archival digitization of images and three-dimensional image capture.
  • Knowledge of, enthusiasm for, and experience in the application of new technologies in the evolving academic information environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the values of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/indiana-university-libraries-diversity-strategic-plan-pdf)
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure or tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf )

Preferred:

  • Two or more years of experience in an academic/research library or in a visual resources or museum setting.
  • Familiarity with the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF).
  • Experience working on projects with software development teams.
  • Familiarity with concepts of digital scholarship.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Supervisory experience.

 

Salary and Benefits

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

 

To Apply

Applications received by Friday, May 10, 2019, will be given full consideration.   The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

 

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

 

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

 

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Evening Circulation and Reserve Supervisor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

The Circulation/Reserve Services Supervisor supervises all aspects of the circulation and reserve service areas of the Baker-Berry Library and works collaboratively with Research and Learning and other Dartmouth Libraries to support patron information needs. This role is expected to support staff through training and ensuring high quality service is provided to our patrons whether in person, on email or through virtual service. The supervisor will work days during intersessions, and may be assigned alternate schedules, including weekends.


Key Accountabilities

  • Develops and evaluates workflow at the Baker-Berry circulation and reserve desks and consults with other Access Services supervisors to coordinate shared services. 20% 
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the Information Access Assistants and the Access Services Student Supervisor positions. Schedules staff and students at Baker-Berry Library service points; works with other library access service points to ensure adequate coverage. May be assigned to supervise or staff other library access service points. 20% 
  • Participates in all aspects of direct patron service. Triage and respond to information requests via email, phone and chat services. 20%
  • Shares responsibility for overseeing building maintenance, security and emergency planning. 10%
  • Convenes regularly scheduled staff meetings to discuss workflow, procedural, or policy changes; provides training opportunities to ensure staff are proficient in a changing environment. 10%
  • Participates in the system-wide planning, testing, and implementation of circulation/reserve policies, procedures, and services; works with unit supervisors throughout the Library to ensure mutually effective procedures and policies that impact circulation/reserve operations. 10%
  • Participates on Dartmouth College Library committees and task forces representing circulation and reserve services. 10%


Required Qualifications

  • Excellent supervisory, organizational and communication skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent in education and experience.
  • Superior skills in diplomacy, conflict-resolution and consensus-building.
  • At least three years of library experience preferably in public service.
  • Experience using a library automated circulation system or the equivalent


Preferred Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS


Schedule: Monday-Friday 2:30 PM to 11PM


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


Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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IDEAS Help and Information Coordinator, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Information, Delivery & Access Services Department supports Northeastern University by cultivating a welcoming environment that supports teaching, learning, and research. IDEAS Associates provide high-quality customer service focused on helping library users navigate and access Northeastern's physical and digital library resources and services.


Under the supervision of the Access Services Librarian, the Help & Information Desk Coordinator provides direct service at the Help & Information Desk and hires, schedules, and supervises student employees working at the Help and Information Desk. S/he develops and maintains documentation for training and workflows, and contributes to the circulation, access and privileges, reserves, resource sharing, and collections maintenance operations of the department.



Qualifications

  • Associates Degree and at least 2 years of library or relevant customer service experience required.
  • Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Creative, service-oriented problem solver.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with a large and diverse population of Northeastern faculty, staff, and students.
  • Must demonstrate ability to make decisions using sound judgment.
  • Must foster and maintain a very high standard of excellent customer service.
  • The successful candidate will need to demonstrate knowledge of the library's extensive collection of electronic and physical resources, its spaces, and services, in order to assist users in getting started with their research. 
  • IDEAS Staff must be aware of all library policies and procedures in order to answer users' questions, resolve any problems, or make referrals to library subject experts as appropriate. 
  • IDEAS Staff must be culturally competent and skilled at interacting with a large international student population and be comfortable providing accommodations for library users who may have a disability.


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

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Assistant Professor, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

College of Professional Education

Department:  School of Library and Information Studies

Title:  Assistant Professor

Job Code:  IRC 24057

Date Closed:  Please submit applications by May 4th, 2019

 

Position:

The School of Library and Information Studies invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position. The faculty vacancy is a 9-month position with optional summer employment. The school seeks outstanding applicants to teach in library science, with specialty in the areas of school librarianship and information technology.  The school supports curricula for students in the College of Professional Education, College of Health Sciences and the College of Nursing, including a dual master's degree in Library Science and Health Studies and a minor in Library Science for doctoral students in other disciplines.

 

The School of Library and Information Studies, one of four departments in the College of Professional Education, is committed to excellence in graduate education.   Currently, there are 13 FTE faculty lines. The School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University offers the oldest continuously-accredited Master's degree program in the Southwest. In addition, the School offers preparation for certification in school librarianship.  The Master's degree programs are available entirely online.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Teach courses in the areas of Library Science at the master's level
  • Advise students
  • Maintain an active research agenda and publish in journals relevant to the discipline
  • Actively serve on department, college, and university committees
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues on campus and in the community
  • Maintain regular weekly office hours at work on Denton Campus.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate (ABD considered) in Library and Information Studies or related discipline
  • Current teaching certification in school librarianship
  • Experience with instructional design and integrating technology into K-12 curriculum as a school librarian
  • Strong potential for excellence in using technology and teaching graduate courses online
  • Strong potential for research and scholarship
  • Willingness to participate in service activities of the program, department, college, university, and professional community.

 

About Texas Woman's University:

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for Women.  Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research­ intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education.  The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty percent of TWU's graduate and undergraduate population of

 

15,100 prepares students for success in a global world.  TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 136,000), located 35 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  This metroplex, the nation's ninth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, and theater, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

 

Application Process:

Interested persons should electronically submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, and at least three reference names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses to facultyjobs@twu.edu (email header or subject line must include the job title and Job Code - IRC 24057.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Questions about the position may be directed to:  Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, SLIS Director, at LJeng@twu.edu or 940-898-2607.

 

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

 

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

 

"All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks."

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Day Circulation and Reserve Supervisor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

The Circulation/Reserve Services Supervisor supervises all aspects of the circulation and reserve service areas of the Baker-Berry Library and works collaboratively with Research and Learning and other Dartmouth Libraries to support patron information needs. This role is expected to support staff through training and ensuring high quality service is provided to our patrons whether in person, on email or through virtual service. The supervisor may be assigned alternate schedules, including weekends.



Key Accountabilities:

  • Develops and evaluates workflow at the Baker-Berry circulation and reserve desks and consults with other Access Services supervisors to coordinate shared services. 20%
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the Information Access Assistants and the Access Services Student Supervisor positions. Schedules staff and students at Baker-Berry Library service points; works with other library access service points to ensure adequate coverage. May be assigned to supervise or staff other library access service points. 20%
  • Participates in all aspects of direct patron service. Triage and respond to information requests via email, phone and chat services. 20%
  • Shares responsibility for overseeing building maintenance, security and emergency planning. 10%
  • Convenes regularly scheduled staff meetings to discuss workflow, procedural, or policy changes; provides training opportunities to ensure staff are proficient in a changing environment. 10%
  • Participates in the system-wide planning, testing, and implementation of circulation/reserve policies, procedures, and services; works with unit supervisors throughout the Library to ensure mutually effective procedures and policies that impact circulation/reserve operations. 10%
  • Participates on Dartmouth College Library committees and task forces representing circulation and reserve services. 10%
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
  • Performs other duties as assigned



Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent supervisory, organizational and communication skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent in education and experience.
  • Superior skills in diplomacy, conflict-resolution and consensus-building.
  • At least three years of library experience preferably in public service.
  • Experience using a library automated circulation system or the equivalent.



Preferred Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS

 

To Apply: 

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

 

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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(Probation/Tenure Track) Assistant Professor, Clarion University, Clarion, PA

The Department of Information and Library Science welcomes applications to teach in its ALA-accredited Master's of Information and Library Science Program, as well as in the undergraduate program at Clarion University. There is potential to collaborate on emerging degree programs. Most teaching responsibilities are in the online teaching environment. Candidate should demonstrate teaching and research capabilities in one or more areas of library and information science. In addition to teaching responsibilities, duties include: academic advisement; scholarship; and contributions to the development of the department, School of Information Sciences is in the College of Business and Information Sciences, and the University.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Library/Information Science or related field with an ALA-accredited master's degree in Library/Information Science. International equivalent to master's degree acceptable.
  • Applicants must complete a successful on campus interview, including a teaching demonstration and presentation of research and professional goals.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated teaching ability, especially in the online environment.
  • Ability to teach and research in the areas of organization of information, cataloging, metadata, digital resource management, digital preservation, and/or knowledge management. 
  • Ability to teach in the field of informatics, i.e.health, business, cultural heritage, etc.
  • Experience in applications of informatics in the public library setting.

 

Review of applicants will begin on April 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications must include: current vita, cover letter, official transcript of the highest degree earned (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for review purposes) and names and contact information of three professional references.

 

Application Instructions

Prior to employment the successful candidate will be required to obtain and submit current clearances from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Pennsylvania State Police and the FBI.

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.clarion.edu

 

Clarion University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal employment and equal educational opportunities for all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or other classifications that are protected under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other pertinent state and federal laws and regulations. Direct equal opportunity inquiries to the Director of Social Equity, Clarion University of Pennsylvania Carrier Administration Building, Clarion, PA 16214-1232. E-mail asalsgiver@clarion.edu or phone 814-393-2109.

 

 

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Archivist, University of Alaska at Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

The Alaska & Polar Regions Collections and Archives Department (APRCA) of the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library is accepting applications for an Archivist to develop, manage, and promote manuscript and archival collections at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).



Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Archivist is responsible for records of the University of Alaska and for identifying, acquiring and managing additional manuscript and photograph collections predominantly relating to Alaskan peoples, political life, history, and culture.



The Archivist will collaborate with colleagues in the department, university, and the larger scholarly community in developing services and programs that promote the collections. 



Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with other unit heads and attend unit heads, department and library management team meetings.
  • As needed in conjunction with staff, provide professional research and reference services to researchers and the public.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Supervisory responsibilities:
    • Hire, supervise, conduct annual evaluations, foster development, initiate corrective action and progressive discipline, and direct work activities of department staff.
  • Outreach activities and identification of funding sources:
    • Promote archives collections to the public and potential users through university courses, public events, online and physical exhibits, library displays, social media, and other relevant methods. Identify funding sources, and prepare and submit grant proposals that promote collection development, preservation, processing, digitization, interpretation and programming for archives and special collections.
    • Direct successful grant proposals.
  • Archivist duties:
    • Identify, select, and acquire manuscript and archival materials related to Arctic and Antarctic regions, to Alaska history, politics, and culture, and to the University of Alaska, applying subject knowledge, knowledge of holdings, and archival appraisal standards.
    • Work with and cultivate relationships with donors and dealers to further collecting interests.
    • Ensure accurate record-keeping for gifts and acquisitions.
    • Formulate, implement and evaluate policies and procedures involving security, collection development, preservation, processing, access, and outreach activities relating to archival and special collections, applying knowledge of privacy and copyright law, best practices and professional archival standards.
    • Coordinate descriptive practices and access tools for archival material with other library departments and IT staff.
    • Identify, plan, and implement new services as needed.
    • Research current trends in using information technology in special collections and archives, and identify priorities for digitization.
    • Participate in state, regional, national and/or international professional activities consistent with the mission of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collection & Archives department.
    • Travel as needed for professional development and service, including conferences and workshops.



Required Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information science, or graduate degree in archival studies, history or a related field with library or archives experience. Minimum three years professional experience in archives, with progressive responsibilities.
  • Minimum three years of direct supervisory responsibilities.
  • Familiarity with current issues and trends in archives and special collections.
  • Familiarity with archival standards including DACS and EAD.
  • Knowledge of personnel management techniques and practices, including training, hiring, evaluating, and progressive discipline.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of privacy rights and copyright issues.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.  Willingness to travel within and outside the state at times.



Preferred Qualifications
  • ACA certification.
  • Experience with public programs, exhibits and outreach.
  • Knowledge of CuadraSTAR SKCA (Star Knowledge Center for Archives) archives management software.
  • Fiscal management experience, including management of grants and gifts.
  • Course work in Alaskan or Polar history/anthropology/political science.



About this position:



This is a full-time, Grade 82, minimum $34.45 hourly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on April 19th, 2019.   To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 4/18/2019.  Applications received after this date may not be considered. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.



Assistance:
If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact Rasmuson Library Human Resources at 907-474-6696. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact UAF Human Resources office at 907-474-7700.



Background Check: The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.



Probationary Period: Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment maybe terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.



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



Tobacco-Free Campus:
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Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL

Job Description

Responsibilities include teaching in two or more of the following areas: organization of information, metadata, cataloging and classification, information storage and retrieval, integrated library systems.


Must be able to teach one or more of the core courses (foundations, organization of information, reference and user services, information technology and/or research methods). Must be able to teach effectively in an online environment and be willing to participate actively in assessment activities.


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



  • Teaching: Faculty members are expected to teach 4 to 8 courses per year; develop syllabi and teaching materials related to courses taught; and collaborate with other faculty in the maintenance of the program and development of new courses and/or programs. In addition, faculty advise students, participate in professional development activities, as well as engage in assessment activities related to accreditation and program evaluation.

  • Research: Faculty members are expected to engage in research and/or creative activity germane to an academic discipline, which results in submission and publication of works in refereed, professional and/or general readership publications; submit and receive externally awarded grants; submit proposals for presentations at academic and professional conferences; and/or engage in creative pursuits if in a creative, performing or theatrical arts discipline.

  • Service: Faculty members are expected to serve on committees, programs, and/or special task forces at the department, college, university, professional and community levels; assume leadership roles over time and as they increase in rank. These activities are not for compensation and have a relationship to the employee's assigned responsibilities and to the university.



Required Education

  • Earned terminal degree from an accredited university in Library Science/Information Science or related discipline at time of appointment;
  • Meets or capable of meeting tenure and/or rank requirements from the Library Science discipline as defined by the collective bargaining unit;
  • Record of scholarly research and/or creative activity in the discipline.



Preferred Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in Library and Information Science
  • An ALA-accredited Master's degree
  • Professional library experience
  • A strong research and teaching record appropriate to rank
  • Ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including distance learning.



To Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit applications to the following link:

https://chicagostate.peopleadmin.com/postings/10789



About Chicago State University


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

 

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Digital Content Management Librarian, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

The Digital Content Management Librarian works primarily to support the digital asset and content management needs of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), including Gutman Library, the Teaching and Learning Lab, Programs in Professional Education, Information Technology, and other units. Reporting to the Collections Strategist and Scholarly Communication Librarian, the incumbent supports digital and analog management of the Library's core collections and special collections.
 
The Digital Content Management Librarian serves as an active member of both Gutman Library's Digital Scholarship & Scholarly Communications Team, and Research Services Team. The position leverages digital repositories, publishing systems, and other platforms to support HGSE's curricular, research, and strategic priorities.



Duties & Responsibilities
Specific areas of responsibilities include:
 
Content Management Duties

  • Develop and oversee HGSE's content management process that addresses the full lifecycle of digital content (e.g. creation, copyright, licensing, storage, retention, preservation, cleaning, and reuse).
  • Identify a repository and publishing solution for managing, organizing, and distributing HGSE community content, possibly including digital learning objects and modules, digital scholarship projects and e-portfolios, open educational resources, digital exhibits, research data collections, restricted licensed collections, etc.
  • Oversee documentation, training, and policies on repository use and processes, including continual review and ongoing optimization of workflows.
  • Coordinate with existing repositories administered by the Harvard Library, including the Digital Repository Service (DRS) and Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH); complementary projects undertaken by the Harvard Library Digital Strategies & Innovations unit; and those administered by HUIT, such as Digital Assets for Reuse in Teaching (DART), to design connected workflows or interoperability.
  • Oversee workflows related to collecting, storing, and preserving HGSE faculty intellectual output in the university's institutional repository, DASH.


Research, Teaching, and Learning Duties

  • Work closely with other Gutman Library units and personnel, including both the Research and Writing Services Teams, to integrate digital scholarship and repository support into the Library's overall service offerings (e.g. instruction, discovery, preservation, research, etc.).
  • Collaborate with the Special Collections Team to develop digital exhibits and serve as the lead functional liaison to faculty, departments, and other librarians working with digital exhibit technologies and services.
  • Collaborate with the Digital Scholarship & Scholarly Communications Team to explore and develop innovative digital library initiatives and services to support evolving models of research, such as the creation of digital scholarship, the curation of open educational resources, etc.
  • Provide library instruction via research consultations, reference queries, or curriculum-integrated classes.


Other Duties

  • Participate in Gutman Library, HGSE, and Harvard Library-wide activities and committees.



The Digital Content Management Librarian should possess:

  • An active awareness and broad understanding of current issues in digital scholarship and scholarly communication, including emerging trends, technologies, methods, and best practices as they relate to institutional and digital repositories.
  • Ability to effectively communicate these issues to HGSE faculty, staff, students, and other members of the University community.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills, including presentation and teaching skills.
  • Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and facilitate workflows.
  • Careful attention to detail and rigor in documentation.



Basic Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library or information science, archives, or another advanced degree in a related field.
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience in an academic or research environment.
  • Demonstrated initiative and leadership in developing user-centered digital repositories or related library services.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and software platforms, and to effectively train or teach others in their use.
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital library standards and practices, data standards, and standards for multimedia content, metadata, controlled authorities, and user experience.
  • Knowledge of digital formats (e.g. image, audio, video, data, object, text, etc.) and their associated best practices for online access and digital preservation.
  • Experience managing and describing digital content in at least one digital object repository and/or delivery system (e.g. Digital Commons, DSpace, Samvera, Islandora, Widen, etc.).
  • Experience with basic data reporting/usage statistics, along with skilled proficiency with using potential database technologies (e.g. Oracle, etc.)

 

  • Applicants wishing to be considered must submit a cover letter in addition to their CV. 



Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience gathering user requirements and working with software developers.
  • Experience with metadata standards (e.g., Dublin Core, MODS, OAIPMH, etc.), development of metadata profiles and mappings, and bulk uploads.
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques such as OCR, Photoshop, and multimedia digitization (e.g., imaging, audio, video, etc.).
  • Knowledge of data cleaning, data repurposing, and programming or scripting languages (e.g., Open Refine, MySQL, PHP, XML, XSLT, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, etc.).
  • Knowledge of bibliometrics, altmetrics, digital literacy, and information literacy.
  • Ability to create and maintain a scholarly research agenda related to the position's duties and responsibilities.



Additional Information

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship. 



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



EEO Statement

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


 

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Creative Arts Processing Archivist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library, the primary repository for Harvard's rare books and manuscripts, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and motivated Project Archivist to process collections within the Arts and Special Collections unit of the Harvard College Library, including the Fine Arts Library, the Harvard Film Archive, and the Music Library.

 

Reporting to the Head of the Manuscript Section, the Project Archivist joins the library's archives processing program, and works collaboratively across the Arts and Special Collections to arrange and describe archival and manuscript materials. The Project Archivist will develop processing plans and execute processing projects for the Godfrey Reggio/Institute for Regional Education (IRE) film archive, the Randy Weston papers, and other collections related to the fine arts.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Processes archival and manuscript materials: rehouses materials as necessary; assesses conservation and preservation needs; determines levels of arrangement and description; creates finding aids and other descriptive metadata as necessary; and prepares materials for off-site storage at the Harvard Depository as needed. 

 

  • Provides basic collection control for legacy collections: compiles documentation and inventories, creates collection level description, addresses preservation and other housing issues. 

 

  • Follows procedures outlined in departmental processing manuals; helps to maintain documentation; compiles statistics and reports as necessary. 

 

  • Acts as a liaison between donors and donor organizations and the Arts and Special Collections libraries as well as between Houghton Library and the Arts and Special Collections libraries. 

 

  • May supervise students, interns, hourly, and/or project staff.  

Please note: this is a term appointment with an end date of two years from the date of hire.



Basic Qualifications

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited academic program required, preferably with an archives concentration.
  • Two years' experience with archival arrangement and description and/or archival accessioning, preferably in an academic or research library.
  • Experience with the use and application of DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF and MARC, as well as other archival content and communication standards.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and tasks independently and complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to identify basic preservation and conservation issues related to archival materials, particularly audio and visual formats.
  • Understanding of current developments within the profession and demonstrated commitment to engage in ongoing professional development and service to the profession.
  • Reading knowledge of Spanish or other European languages.
  • Background or interest in the creative arts: film, fine arts, and/or music.
  • Experience working with an archival content management system such as Archivist's Toolkit or ArchivesSpace.
  • Experience implementing new technologies and other techniques to improve work processes.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Capacity to thrive in a changing working environment. 



Additional Information

Diversity Statement: 

Across the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.
 
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.



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



EEO Statement

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

 

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Librarian for Undergraduate Support, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Librarian for Undergraduate Support (LUS) coordinates two programs: the First-Year student Librarian (FYL) program and the Peer Research Fellows (PRF) program. The FYL program connects librarians directly with incoming first-year students to serve as a friendly, welcoming first point of contact. This is a new venture, to build on a successful 2018 pilot. The PRF program trains and supports undergraduates (years 2 to 4) who live in the residential houses and provide direct support to their peers. This program is well established, and is in the process of expansion.

 

The LUS will join the Services for Academic Programs (SAP) department, reporting to the Head of Liaison and Orientation Services. (Details are at http://sap.library.harvard.edu) SAP includes close to 20 staff members and provides several services for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), the largest division of Harvard University. Relevant services include departmental academic support, structured instruction, walk-in and appointment-based assistance, orientations, tours, and online resources.

 

In addition to these two direct responsibilities, the LUS contributes to the overall functions of the Services for Academic Programs department by taking on instruction, liaison and virtual reference duties. The LUS works closely with campus support providers on undergraduate support, and coordinates with library colleagues to maintain a coherent support network.

 

Typical duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • The LUS recruits, selects, and directly supervises the PRFs (up to twelve undergraduate students), and leads a group of four to six mentor librarians who train and support the PRFs. The LUS provides direction and coordination for program activities and handles outreach, assessment, and reporting. In collaboration with mentor librarians, the LUS periodically updates the training curriculum and consults with House Resident Deans and administrative staff.

 

  • The LUS selects, supports and convenes the network of FYLs (up to 50 librarians from across Harvard Library) who each take on a small cohort of first-year students. The LUS manages the selection process each spring, conducts summer training for the FYLs and brings the FYLs together for meetings during the school year. The LUS provides leadership and support for the program, staying connected with the FYLs and helping manage regular outreach to the first-year students.

 

  • The LUS participates actively in the programs and activities of the Services for Academic Programs department, taking on instruction and virtual reference responsibilities as assigned. The LUS plays a key role in the diversity and inclusion goals of Harvard Library.

 

  • Serve as library liaison to a small set of departments and programs as assigned. Provide course-related instruction, small-group assistance, one-to-one research consultations, tours, orientations and online support materials. Integrate into the academic life of the departments and programs, finding creative ways to address needs and connect back with library priorities and initiatives. Actively seek to integrate research literacy into curricula.

  • May supervise student employees (undergraduate and graduate students)



Basic Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program, Masters in higher education, Masters in Instructional Technology or Masters in Learning Design required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in an academic library setting
  • Experience working directly with undergraduate students

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Additional subject Master's degree preferred.
  • Experience managing events and programs for undergraduate students.
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working in a large research library environment
  • Strong program management skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively, connecting with peers to build momentum for new initiatives
  • Ability to work with competing demands in a complex environment
  • A commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.

  

There are no notable physical demands associated with this position. To view the full position and apply, please follow this link

 

EEO Statement

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

 

  

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Library Clerk, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

The Library Clerk is a part-time, pre-professional position that provides assistance in multiple areas of the Library including circulation, reference, acquisitions, book processing, and shelving. The Library Clerk reports to the Associate Library Director.


Responsibilities & Duties

  • Circulation, shelving, and retrieval of library materials.
  • Fills requests for items on reserve and at storage.
  • Is responsible for library's opening and closing procedures.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to students, faculty, and the public.
  • Provides instruction in the use of library materials, including indexes, reference materials and electronic resources.
  • Assists with maintenance of periodical collection.
  • Assists with the physical processing and maintenance of books.
  • Assists with the creation and maintenance of LibGuides.
  • Other projects as assigned.


Qualifications

Earned Bachelor degree from an accredited institution, required. Master degree in related field, preferred.


Requirements

  • B.A. or previous library experience required. Coursework towards M.L.S. degree is highly desirable.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with the literature of architecture or art history is desirable
  • Experience with information literacy instruction and/or ease with technology and social media.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to customer service
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to work Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00-10:30pm and Sunday 12:00-5:00pm


Apply online by clicking HERE.

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Head of Acquisitions, Tufts University, Medford, MA

We have a great opportunity in the Resource Management and Repository Services Department of Tisch Library, Tufts University. Come work with us and be part of an innovative, service-oriented team!



Responsibilities

The Head of Acquisitions will lead the business processes for acquiring library resources for Tufts libraries. This position will ensure the oversight and management of collection fund expenditures, report on budget trends, and create and share analytics and other reports that capture data needed for budget management and external reporting.

The successful candidate will collaborate effectively with the collection development librarian, cataloging and electronic resources management staff, and collections staff across the Tufts Libraries. The Head of Acquisitions serves as the primary point person for Alma acquisitions functions and works with colleagues across Tufts Libraries and Library Technology Services to maximize Alma's capabilities to meet users' needs.

 

To Apply

The full job description is available online at: https://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=19001260&lang=en#.XJkBNN7yiNg.mailto

 

Tisch Library supports Tufts' School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering.  The Resource Management and Repository Services Department provides support for the creation, management, and preservation of scholarship.  The department cultivates teamwork and collaborative relationships within and outside Tisch Library to provide high-quality resources and services for our users. Tisch Library is on the Medford/Somerville campus, just outside Cambridge, MA and with proximity to all that the Boston Metro area has to offer.

 

Follow the directions to submit your CV/resume and cover letter online.  Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.  Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.

 

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

The Elihu Burritt library at Central Connecticut State University invites innovative and energetic applicants to fill 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
  • Academic library reference and instruction experience (e.g. ability to create single-session lesson plans and assignments; knowledge of information resources)
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and demonstrate a commitment to public service
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Experience working effectively with a highly diverse group of faculty, students, colleagues and the general public

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with online learning management systems (e.g. Blackboard, D2L "Desire to Learn," Moodle, Canvas)
  • Experience teaching a semester long information literacy credit course (e.g. ability to create lesson plans and assignments)
  • 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
  • Experience with Social Media Tools and Metadata
  • Familiarity with the digitization of oral interviews
  • Knowledge of digital repositories

 

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 towww.ccsu.edu/jobs .

 

CCSU is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer

 

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Assessment and Planning Librarian, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA

Assessment and Planning Librarian

Librarian II or III

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Assessment and Planning Librarian to provide leadership for and participate in assessment and planning efforts across the UMass Amherst Libraries, through the following actions: 

  • Lead the collection, analysis, and documentation of assessment data that enable continuous review, evaluation, and improvement of services that achieve strategic objectives related to library operations and user needs
  • Support data visualization, analysis, and reporting needs across the Libraries.
  • Coordinate projects and support colleagues engaged in assessment work, ensuring shared actions and broad understanding toward assessment and assessment measures.
  • Provide leadership and support for strategic planning initiatives. 
  • Represent the Libraries for assessment initiatives on a national and local level.

 

Example of Duties:

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

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of two years of professional library experience.
  3. Demonstrated experience in assessment via quantitative and/or qualitative means required, including experience using statistical software packages such as SAS, STATA, SPSS or R.
  4. Experience planning, organizing, and supervising the work of others and planning and organizing projects. The ability to advance multiple complex projects in a collaborative environment.
  5. Demonstrated high level of written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly in presentations.
  6. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
  7. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  8. Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production, rapidly evolving setting.
  9. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
  10. Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  11. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
  12. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully.  Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  13. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  14. Uses access to sensitive and/or not-yet-public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.

 

Preferred Qualifications

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

 

Rank and Salary Commensurate with Skills and Experience

Librarian II: $60,500

Librarian III: $68,500

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/498208/assessment-and-planning-librarian and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by April 22, 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

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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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Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Department of Library and Information Studies invites applications for a full-time lecturer position. This is a non-tenure, nine-month appointment with a one-year renewable contract. Lecturers have assigned responsibilities in teaching and service. The position will be effective August 1, 2019 and salary is commensurate with qualifications. Summer teaching is normally available as an option. Review of applications will begin on April 5, 2019 and will continue until the position is successfully filled. 



Responsibilities:

  • High caliber online and face-to-teaching as well as service in Library and Information Studies related fields will be considered.
  • Teaching courses in undergraduate and/or graduate courses
  • Community engagement and service to the Department, School, and University



The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Masters from an American Library Association (ALA) Accredited Program
  • Experience in teaching in online environments
  • Appropriate face-to-face teaching excellence

 

For the full position announcement and to apply please see here:

https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/postings/13564



UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master's and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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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 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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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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