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Access Services Librarian, CSUSB, San Bernardino, CA

ACCESS SERVICES LIBRARIAN

 

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) seeks a service-oriented, innovative, and collaborative professional to serve as the Access Services Librarian (ASL) for the John M. Pfau Library on the main campus and the Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center on the Palm Desert campus.

 

Responsibilities: The ASL reports to the dean of the library.  The ASL consults with the Librarians' Council and the dean on all matters affecting access services and policies.

 

The ASL performs a variety of managerial and operational duties that require knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to the collection and assist patrons in the use of library resources and services. This highly visible position involves actively assisting library patrons; monitoring multiple library functions; and may provide some combination of reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison duties based upon knowledge and experience.

 

Supervisory Functions 

  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates relevant full-time, unionized employees. 

  • Oversees the daily operations of the Circulation; Course Reserves; and Interlibrary Loan departments; the circulation component of the Library Multi Media Center, at the Pfau Library; and the corresponding services at the Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center. The latter will require regular monthly consultation and interaction with the Palm Desert campus librarian.

  • Liaises with relevant campus units regarding departmental services, policies and employment. 

  • Resolves all problems involving scheduling and coverage of the access services as detailed above, and keeps the dean informed about any issues.

 

All tenure-track librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the tenure standards for faculty at the university. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests depending on academic background.

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited institution. Evidence of the potential for a successful career in librarianship at an academic or research library. 

  • Ability to deliver and prioritize excellent customer service.

  • A minimum of 3 years of supervisory and training experience in a library setting.

  • Familiarity with integrated library management systems, ILL functions, basic copyright law, and policies and procedures related to access services.

  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse work environment. 

  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise good judgment. 

  • Adaptable and flexible.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to function both as a team member and a team leader. 

  • Proficiency with computers and electronic access technologies.

 

CSUSB is situated in the Inland Empire region, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, with a growing enrollment of just over 20,000 students. The campus has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Minority Serving Institution (>50% underrepresented minority student body), a Hispanic Serving Institution (>25% Latino student body), and Title V eligible (significant number of low income students).

 

The city of San Bernardino is uniquely situated just a 1-2 hour drive away from beaches, mountains, deserts, and the city of Los Angeles.

 

We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations to help us fulfill the library's mission of serving a diverse community.

 

Terms of Appointment: This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3. The appointment rank is Senior Assistant Librarian with a salary range of $65,364 - $85,000. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas--Professional Assignment; Research, Scholarly, or Creative Contributions; and University and/or Community Service--as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty and staff, and library and division administration. Benefits: Generous medical, dental and vision benefits, and CalPERS Retirement, as well as Social Security and Medicare.  Support for moving expenses is available.

 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position within 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.

 

Application Process

To receive consideration, you must submit ALL of the following:

 

1. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2144878

 

2. Letter of interest

 

3. Resume or CV

 

4. Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work

 

5. Three letters of recommendation no more than two years old from individuals qualified to comment (although they may refer to events that are older).

 

6. A Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, or gender equity, and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy have prepared you for this role of Access Services Librarian at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words). 

 

Your file MUST contain all of the above. Applicants selected for in-person interviews will be reimbursed for all travel expenses incurred.

 

First consideration given to applicants who have completed their files by August 31, 2018.  Position is open until filled.  Questions? Contact Mr. Brent Singleton, Chair of the Search Committee, bsinglet@csusb.edu.

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Technical Information Specialists, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

We invite applications from individuals with diverse education and experience, including genomic and biomedical sciences, health services research and policy, public health, data management and information sciences.

Apply here:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505295500  (for all U.S. citizens)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505295200  (for Federal status candidates)

The announcement for these GS 9/11/12 positions will be posted for five calendar days, July 19 to July 23. The short posting time reflects the government's effort to hire talented people quickly.

In these positions you would:

  • Advance automated indexing efforts and the application of metadata to MEDLINE, PubMed, and other NLM database records (2 positions);
  • Produce classes and training resources focusing on biomedical data and information science, especially in relation to NLM products and services;
  • Support the scientific and editorial review of journal literature and associated data for the NLM Collection;
  • Support the creation, promotion and distribution of consumer health information on MedlinePlus, MedlinePlus en español, and MedlinePlus Connect; or
  • Serve as lead for activities related to the development and management of the NIH Common Data Element (CDE) Repository.

The vacancies also are posted here: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/careers/jobopenings.html

NLM is the world's largest biomedical library and one of the National Institutes of Health. In addition to an interesting, diverse and challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. A Metro subway station (Medical Center on the Red Line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia. NLM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about working at NLM, see Careers @ NLM.

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Associate Children's Librarian, Penn Wynne Library, Wynnewood, PA

RANGE & RATE: Schedule WA00 - Range 07

Starting Salary: $29.354/hr. - $57,240/yr.

Responsible for engaging children in all aspects of library activities in a neighborhood library facility, which is largely staffed by part-time employees. Duties include collection development, planning and conducting children's programs and assisting the Head Librarian in operation of the library. This position also has the responsibility for making standard library service decisions within established procedures. The work requires that the employee have good knowledge, skill and ability in library service.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops the library's collection to meet the needs of the community. Participates by selecting, ordering, cataloging and processing new and duplicate books, periodicals, videos and materials for the children's collections. Inspects books and materials to determine which ones are to be weeded out and/or repaired.
  • Attends book selection meetings and reads junior book reviews.
  • Keeps up-to-date with trends in library service for children.
  • Plans, implements and evaluates a comprehensive program of activities on a variety of topics for children which promotes reading and use of the library. Including annual summer learning programs, book clubs and storytimes.
  • Provides reader's advisory services to all patrons with an emphasis on children, caregivers, parents and teachers.
  • Provides instructions to children, parents, caregivers, and teachers in the use of library materials.
  • Promotes library services to the public within the library and within the community, including use of electronic resources for children.
  • Initiates outreach to schools, child care centers and other community organizations.
  • Keeps records of Children's Department purchases and program fees for budgeting purposes. Provides program reports for board and management.
  • Performs circulation duties for both adult and children patrons; issues books to patrons; inspects books and materials for damage; calculates and collects fines; provides information regarding library services in person, on the telephone and electronically; assists patrons with use of library equipment; registers new patrons.
  • Assists the public in using library technology.
  • Opens and closes the Circulation Department and library building when assigned.
  • Assists with training, managing and scheduling of pages.
  • Participates in LMLS committees as appropriate.
  • Performs related work as required.

Qualifictions:

  • A bachelor's degree, plus two years of library experience working with children, or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience substituting on a year-for-year basis. A master's degree in library science is preferred.
  • Good knowledge of public library practices and procedures, including awareness in current trends in children's librarianship.
  • Knowledge of current, popular literature and resources for patron's birth to 13 years old.
  • Experience engaging children and their caregivers in interactive programs within the library and in the community.
  • Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, associates, other agencies, community groups and the general public.
  • Good ability in oral and written communications, including social media.
  • Good ability to plan and coordinate the activities of the Children's Department of a small size library.
  • Considerable ability to perform duties in a fast-paced environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to sit for up to 4-8 hours, and stand and/or walk for up to 2-4 hours per workday.
  • Ability to bend/stoop, squat, kneel, reach above shoulder level, lift, push and pull up to 40% of the workday for material manipulation.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 34 pounds of materials up to 10% of the workday, lift and carry up to 24 pounds of materials up to 20% of the workday, and lift and carry up to 10 pounds of materials up to 50% of the workday.
  • Ability to grasp, lift, and carry materials repetitively. Ability to perform fine motor manipulations including typing and writing repetitively.

Selection:

Based on merit, work experience, training, education, testing, employee record and interview.

HOW TO APPLY:

Current employees: Submit application in writing on a Job Vacancy Bid form (with resume if applicable). Please contact HR to determine what the potential salary impact would be for you, i.e. if this would qualify as a transfer, promotion or demotion.

External Applicants: Employment applications can be downloaded from www.lowermerion.org - employment opportunities.

Send application to:

Department of Human Resources 75 E. Lancaster Avenue

Ardmore, PA 19003

Email: humanresources@lowermerion.org

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

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Client Services Manager, IEEE, NJ

We are looking for a new member for our international team of information professionals. You must be fluent in both Spanish and English and willing to travel. This is a full-time telecommuting position based in the U.S.

Client Services Manager, Latin America

To apply, click here: ieee.taleo.net/careersection/2/...

The overall purpose of this position is to build relationships with IEEE online customers in our Spanish and Portuguese-speaking territories, encouraging usage and educating researchers and administrators about IEEE content, the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and other IEEE online platforms and subscriptions. 

The CSM for Latin America:

  • Supports programs of awareness, training, customer support and outreach for IEEE subscription products, partnering with locally-based sales representatives in Latin America.
  • Plans, organizes and leads training sessions for librarians, endusers, regional staff and local dealers in effective use of the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, Innovation Q+, and other electronic information products through on-site visits, phone, email, and internet conferencing
  • Represents IEEE in designated territory by planning and organizing complex events, such as customer meetings, IEEE Student Branch-sponsored activities, university and industry outreach programs, customized events, and public speaking opportunities
  • Travels as needed, for customer visits, conferences, training and awareness events

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree (Library & Info Science strongly preferred). Engineering or Computer Science background will also be considered
  • 7+ years cumulative work experience with 5+ years library, electronic publishing or STM database experience preferred

Skills & Other Requirements:

  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills in English and Spanish required. Portuguese knowledge a plus
  • Training expertise required -- comfort with electronic information products and ability to demonstrate products one-on-one or for large audiences, both in-person and online, is critical
  • Enthusiasm and energy for customer engagement
  • Experience with scientific digital libraries strongly desired
  • Knowledge of information industry and library trends, methods and technologies
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, both locally and internationally. Frequent travel is part of the job
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritize own workload

IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. 

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Walsh Library, Rose Hill, Fordham University, Bronx, NY

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides ongoing maintenance of databases to ensure continued access throughout the life cycle; checks search capabilities and website display; claims broken links or missing content; assists in annual renewals.
  • Resolves database access problems. Provides technical support to users and responds to help desk requests.
  • Collects COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for all licensed e-resources to support retention & renewal decisions and creation of annual ACRL and IPEDS reports; maintains detailed information on statistics access (links, passwords, contacts).
  • Manages the Electronic Resources Management System (SerialsSolutions), including knowledge base management, overlap analysis, link resolver configuration, and URL customizations.
  • Ensures secure remote access to databases by providing EZ Proxy configurations to EIC network manager and troubleshooting setup problems with publishers when necessary.
  • Administers publisher admin areas with login credentials, contacts, IPs, branding, and other customizations.
  • Maintains awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to electronic resources. Contributes to the professional dialog to improve service and enhance access to library resources.
  • Uses a variety of productivity tools (including MS Excel, Word, Access, Google Docs and LibGuides) to organize and administer electronic resources.
  • Assists in other tasks and special projects related to online resources as delegated by supervisor. This requires multitasking skills for changing workflow priorities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • American Library Association accredited Master's Degree
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in an academic library, preferably e-resources experience
  • Experience with the technical procedures of acquiring and maintaining library e-resources
  • Excellent communication skills working with faculty, students, vendors, and colleagues
  • Experience with an integrated library system (SirsiDynix Symphony preferred); discovery service (EDS preferred); link resolver (Serials Solutions preferred); and LibGuides
  • Familiarity with standards, best practices, and trends in the field
  • Extremely self-motivated with initiative and demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and proactively
  • Maintaining concentration for extended periods at computer in an open-plan office
  • Very detailed oriented with analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to adapt to change; to plan, implement and assess projects and priorities

 

ENVIRONMENT:

Founded in 1841, Fordham University's 90-acre Rose Hill campus sits on the site of the original 18th century Rose Hill Manor.  Fordham University is an R2 (Doctoral University-Higher Research Activity) Carnegie Classification institution in the Jesuit tradition. The University consists of four Undergraduate and six Postgraduate schools on three campuses.  The Fordham University Rose Hill campus is easily accessible via bus, subway, Metro-North commuter rail and car. Parking is available to faculty and staff on the Rose Hill campus.

 

                                                           

HOURS:                                             M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SALARY:                                           Commensurate with experience

STARTING DATE:                               September 4, 2018                                                                                 

SEND LETTER & RESUME:            Lynn Parliman (parliman@fordham.edu)

(NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)         Head of Serials & Electronic Resources

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Librarian, Virtual Services, Hudson, FL

Salary Disclosure:
Starting salary: $37,353.00
Pay Grade: P32

Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Career Service Manual for starting salary information.

Department: Libraries Services

Location: Hudson

General Description: Professional library work involving technical work in implementing and maintaining a variety of library focused software, databases, and applications.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency. During an Emergency employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

Essential Job Functions:
Provide technical work in planning, implementing and maintaining the library's automation system (Integrated Library System) as well as a variety of other software applications such as PC Reservation, E-content, E-vance, Talking Tech, the Library's website, and social networking sites. This position is responsible for assisting with training of both professional and paraprofessional library staff county wide.
Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and methods of professional public library service and operations. Knowledge of library technology and web design principles. Knowledge of CMS systems, and/or HTML. Knowledge of ILS system support and administration (Koha preferred). Knowledge of principles and practices for providing customer services. Knowledge of report functions for databases, mysql preferred. Ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships. Ability to apply logic and reasoning to problem resolution. Ability to effectively manage time. Ability to deal with details. Ability to work without close supervision. Ability to deal with diverse elements simultaneously. Ability to understand and apply highly complex policies and procedures. Ability to train, plan, and assign work to paraprofessional and clerical library staff. Ability to operate computer equipment and technology software. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS. One year of library experience preferred.

Minimum Requirements:
PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects. May use a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessively heavy objects. Job requires extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping and reaching. Also requires use of a video display terminal. Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess a Masters in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

The Degree Alternative Program (DAP) for in-house applicants does not apply to this posting.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid driver's license.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.

The closing date is at midnight on Thursday, July 20, 2018.

Apply here.

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East Asian Cataloging Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

EAST ASIAN CATALOGING LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES BLOOMINGTON

 

Founded in 182 has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 49,000 students and almost 3,100 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its excellent contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local artisanship in limestone.

 

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

 

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

 

The Indiana University Libraries Bloomington seek a knowledgeable, self-motivated, and service-oriented professional to serve as an expert in East Asian languages in support of cataloging production and initiatives. Reporting to the Head of Area Studies Cataloging, the East Asian Cataloging Librarian will create bibliographic and authority records for resources in East Asian languages, with a focus on Japanese, to be contributed to the Libraries' integrated library system and the OCLC WorldCat database. Through active participation in professional programs and organizations related to East Asian language cataloging, this position will provide leadership for cataloging operations related to complex vernacular scripts, including the revision of local practices and improvement of database content.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create original cataloging records including vernacular script fields and enhance OCLC metadata records for East Asian language resources on all subjects
  • Create new authority records for personal and corporate names, conference names, uniform titles, and series
  • Identify problems, design solutions, and take appropriate actions to efficiently and effectively incorporate East Asian language resources in the Libraries' collections
  • Maintain current awareness of professional trends and developments in metadata creation for East Asian language resources, and monitor evolving metadata schemes and practices
  • Collaborate with other catalogers on bibliographic and authority records for East Asian language resources as needed
  • Provide training and work assessment for paraprofessional catalogers and student employees assigned to work with East Asian language resources and related projects
  • Serve as a consultant and cataloging liaison to other library departments for operations related to East Asian language resources
  • Serve as an official IU Libraries' representative to relevant institutional, regional, national, and international cataloging/metadata programs and organizations, such as the OCLC CJK Users Group
  • Promote the Libraries' culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in IU Bloomington's Campus Bicentennial Strategic Plan (https://provost.indiana.edu/strategic-plan/), the Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), and the Libraries' Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science; candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the following metadata content standards and tools: MARC21; Resource Description and Access (RDA); Library of Congress classification and subject headings; the national Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) components for shared bibliographic records (BIBCO) and authority records for names (NACO) and subjects (SACO)
  • Language skills and cultural knowledge to accurately describe, provide authorized access points, and assign subject headings and classification numbers for materials in Japanese
  • Evidence of skills for effective planning, document writing, and implementation of cataloging policies or projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Sound interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships and work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Understanding and valuing of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization
  • Ability to meet the requirements a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf)

Preferred:

  • Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in original cataloging, preferably in a large academic library
  • Bibliographic language skills in Korean and/or Chinese 
  • Aptitude for technology and interest in software and data manipulation tools
  • Familiarity with classical Japanese
  • Experience with OCLC and a substantial level of experience with integrated library systems
  • Experience creating NACO and SACO authority records

 

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

For full consideration, applications must be received by Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

 

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

 

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

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Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), seeks a Research Librarian to join its Resources, Science, and Industry Division, which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry.

The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on science and technology, including cybersecurity and research & development. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in federal science agencies, emerging technologies, and security policies as they relate to communication and information technologies are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in public policy, industry, or legal research.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

 

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504494100.

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Director, Information Technology & Informatics, SC&I at Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ

Director of the Undergraduate Program in Information Technology and Informatics

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty director of the Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) undergraduate program in the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS). The initial faculty appointment will be for a three-year term, and the individual will be eligible for renewals indefinitely pending successful review.

The Department of Library and Information Science has approximately 800 undergraduate Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) students and offers more than 80 course sections per semester. Students who graduate with an Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) major from SC&I are ready to succeed in careers driven or heavily supported by information technology. The ITI major teaches students how to evaluate, create, develop, implement, and manage information technologies for organizations across industries including business, government, education, and health care. The ITI major unites theories drawn from the humanities and social sciences with practical computer-based competencies. Our program cultivates student understanding of hands-on technological expertise, as well as social, economic, organizational, and ethical impacts of technology locally, nationally, and globally.

The full program overview and course curriculum pathways are available on the SC&I website: https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/information-technology-and-informatics-major.

The Director of the Information Technology and Informatics program actively participates as a Library and Information Science departmental faculty member, and works with the department chair to provide program leadership, management, and teaching support to the undergraduate ITI program instructors, students, and partner constituents, within and outside the university.

The start date for this position can be anytime from January 2019 through September 2019.

Key responsibilities include: 

  1. Program Administration and Curriculum Development, including:  class scheduling; student recruitment, admissions, retention, and advising; ongoing curriculum review and development of new learning specializations; evaluation and assessment; implementing data-driven approaches for program management.
  2. Teaching and Advising: teaching two courses in fall and spring semesters; addressing the needs of traditional and non-traditional undergraduates in technology disciplines, e.g., women, students of color, and students with disabilities; teaching allocations and hiring and mentoring part-time instructors; developing experiential learning opportunities such as capstone experiences, internships, and program-wide events.
  3. Department, School, and Community Service, including:  participating in school governance, engaging with industry representatives, representing the school at university-wide student events, and outreach to other colleges and universities.

 

Qualifications 

We seek applicants with a strong commitment to undergraduate education who are capable of (a) fostering innovation in teaching, curricula, and program management, (b) working collaboratively with our distinguished faculty, department chair, deans, other program directors, and wider Rutgers and outside affiliates to advance a top tier, nationally recognized program of excellence, and (c) demonstrating keen interpersonal and collaborative skills for navigating a complex environment, roles, and objectives. We strongly favor applicants with a Ph.D. in information technology, information science, information management, or a related field.  Ideal candidates will have research, teaching, and/or industry experience in a technological field of innovation; industry connections and ties; demonstrated record of teaching and excellence in an institution of higher education; and experience in innovative and rigorous program development, management, and administration.

Applications

Applications must include a letter of application, a CV, names and contact information of three references, and may include up to three teaching portfolio samples.  The letter of application should clearly articulate the candidate's fit to the position with emphasis on requisite administrative and teaching experience and expertise, and to the school, faculty, and academic programs generally. See below for further information about our school.

Questions should be directed to the LIS Department Chair, Dr. Ross Todd, at rtodd@rutgers.edu. Active review of applications will begin September 17, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled.  Submit applications to: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/69392.

About Rutgers University and the School of Communication and Information

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 69,000 students and 22,500 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.  For more information see http://www.rutgers.edu.

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus houses a dynamic community of scholars who conduct engaged research and teach in the areas of communication, information science and information technology, journalism, librarianship, media studies, organizational and health communication, public relations, and other professional practice areas.  SC&I has about 2,500 enrolled students and teaches thousands of other Rutgers students in our five undergraduate programs, two masters degrees, an interdisciplinary doctoral program, and non-degree continuing education programs.  We value our culture of collegiality and work hard to support the success of our full- and part-time faculty, staff, and students.  For more about the school and its activities, see:  http://comminfo.rutgers.edu.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement.

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Digital Imaging Coordinator, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Cincinnati, OH

Digital Imaging Coordinator (3-year appointment renewable), University of Cincinnati Libraries

Within the University of Cincinnati's Preservation Services and Lab, coordinates the UC Library's digital imaging projects and workflows, ensuring successful project completion. Operates and maintains digitization equipment and software. Creates imaging workflows, including image quality controls, digital conversion, and production reports. Works in a learning environment within a highly collaborative Library atmosphere to increase and enrich online access to the UC Libraries' collection of rare and unique materials. 

For more information and to apply, please visit bit.ly/2KMmipn.

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Supervisory Librarian, Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

The NIH Library is the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health. If you have experience in bibliometric and search analysis, reference and/or informationist duties, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library! For more information, visit http://nihlibrary.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Responsibilities

  • Develop, monitor and oversee the Informationist program, which provides information services embedded as part of customers' clinical, research and health policy workflows.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the work of the Informationist staff, who work with scientists and researchers in their branches, labs or offices.
  • Provide technical guidance, leadership and administrative supervision and direction to staff.
  • Conduct periodic user needs assessments and program evaluations to assure that the information and education services provided meet the needs of NIH and HHS users.
  • Make recommendations for Division-wide policies, programs and services based on experience and knowledge of the biomedical research community and its information needs.
  • Promote good public relations with NIH Library users, interpreting their information needs through various needs assessments, surveys, program evaluations, comments, suggestions, complaints, or recommendations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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Chinese Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, East Asia Library, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

THE LIBRARIES

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

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

 

THE EAST ASIA LIBRARY

The East Asia Library supports the faculty and students in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature as well as the following programs and centers in the Jackson School of International Studies: the China Studies Program, Taiwan Studies Program, Japan Studies Program, Korea Studies Program, and Center for Korea Studies. The library is a major resource for international scholars and the local heritage communities. It is a leader among North American East Asia libraries and is known for its outstanding collections, international collaborations, and innovative digital projects. Located in Gowen Hall with a historic reading room and recently refurbished user spaces, the East Asia Library also has a large auxiliary stacks space for growth of its significant collections of over 750,000 volumes on East Asia in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Manchurian, and other languages. The East Asia Library Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu/east-asia/

 

THE POSITION

Reporting to the Director of the East Asia Library (EAL), the Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian provides original and enhancement cataloging for Chinese materials in all formats, including traditional and rare Chinese books, electronic resources, and serials including e-journals. Working collaboratively and independently, the librarian ensures prompt access to newly acquired Chinese resources and timely resolves access issues. The Chinese Cataloging and Metadata 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 Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian keeps abreast of the developments and trends regarding Chinese cataloging and metadata. Collaborating with cataloging and technical services operations within the Libraries, they contribute to the development of cataloging policies and best practices for Chinese language materials and special collections. To provide high-quality and user-centered services, the Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian also practices holistic librarianship and assumes public services responsibilities. The position contributes to overall management of the East Asia Library and demonstrates potential to grow into leadership roles.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Performs original descriptive, subject, and genre/form cataloging and classification of Chinese language materials in all formats using RDA: Resource Description & Access, LC-PCC Policy Statements and Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) guidelines, LC classification, LC subject headings and genre/form terms, and OCLC MARC tagging, Dublin Core, and CEAL CJK cataloging best practices following national standards and regional practices of our shared library system.
  • Provides original cataloging of Chinese print and electronic monographs, serials, including e-journals and databases.
  • Implements retrospective conversion projects of Chinese language materials.
  • Works closely with colleagues in the Libraries' technical services and ITS departments to resolve cataloging and metadata related questions and issues for Chinese materials.
  • Assists other staff members in the interpretation of cataloging, classification, and metadata rules and practices in areas requiring Chinese language expertise. Serves as a resource person for cataloging and metadata related issues and assists in training paraprofessional catalogers for the Libraries.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends and new developments of rules and policies in the field of cataloging and metadata; actively acquires new skills needed to carry out high quality Chinese cataloging and metadata.
  • Participates in EAL public and user service activities and provides public service back-up support when the Chinese Studies Librarian is absent.
  • Participates in library committees and meetings as appropriate and informs EAL staff of committee discussions, deliberations, and decisions.
  • As a member of the EAL librarian group, the Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian contributes to the EAL management and, as such, may lead an aspect of the library's technical services.
  • Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively, and positively.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and other cataloging standards and tools such as RDA, LCSH, LCC classification, MARC 21, Dublin CoreD
  • 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 Chinese, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical
  • Demonstrated ability in working in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and creativity are essential
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and service

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with RDA and AACR2
  • Working knowledge and/or cataloging experience in the Chinese, Japanese and/or Korean languages
  • Knowledge of library linked data principles and BIBFRAME initiatives
  • Experience in original cataloging and/or metadata creation in an academic library
  • Reading knowledge of classical Chinese

 

SALARY

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

RANK

Position will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian 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 income tax.

 

 APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday August 10, 2018.

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

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

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)

 

To apply for this vacancy, please visit the following link: apply.interfolio.com/52128 

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Resident Librarian, Louisiana State University Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA

LSU Libraries seeks applications for a 2018-2020 Resident Librarian. In this two-year faculty position, the Resident will gain meaningful experience in multiple areas of academic librarianship. The rotation model of the first year will give the resident the opportunity to multiple explore areas librarianship in depth. In the second year, the librarian will be fully immersed in a selected area based on interest and skill. Throughout the residency, the librarian will have opportunities for professional development, research, and service. The resident will receive financial support for professional development, including for attendance at national conferences, and will participate in the Libraries' mentoring program.

 

LSU Libraries is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and encourages applications from minority candidates, candidates with disabilities, and candidates who demonstrate a commitment to applying and incorporating the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

 

Interested applicants can learn more and apply here: http://bit.ly/2KNaZ0c

 

Diversity and Inclusion at LSU Libraries

LSU Libraries celebrates diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone thrives. We work actively to support LSU's institutional commitment to diversity as described in the LSU 2025 Strategic Plan and the LSU Libraries' Strategic Plan 2017-2022.

 

LSU Libraries offers a safe and supportive environment for the entire LSU community. We acknowledge that libraries have historically failed to appreciate the diversity that makes our society strong, and we work to move beyond these shortcomings. We advance the university's diversity efforts through (1) recruiting and retaining employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, (2) providing a safe and welcoming environment for all, and (3) enhancing our collection and description practices to represent the whole of Louisiana.

 

ACRL Diversity Alliance Member

LSU Libraries is a member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance, which unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

 

Learn more about the ACRL Diversity Alliance: http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance

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Curator, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Curator of the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

The Special and Area Studies Collections (SASC) Department at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida seeks a creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual to develop and manage all aspects of the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection. The collection has strengths in natural history, history of science, British and American literature, and other areas of distinction, with several supporting endowments.Its holdings intersect with many of the collections in the department, and especially pre-eminent collections including the Latin American and Caribbean Collection, the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica. The Curator provides leadership in an environment that values diversity, collaboration, and excellence. The ideal candidate will have a passion for collection development, and will promote use of the collection through scholarship, classroom instruction, and public outreach. This position is a year-around (12-month), full-time tenure-track library faculty position.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until August 15, 2018, applications will be reviewed beginning July 23, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Chemical Sciences Librarian, Marston Science Library, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Chemical Sciences Librarian

Assistant or Associate University Librarian

 

The Marston Science Library at the University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries is seeking a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian for the chemical sciences. We offer a dynamic, innovative and collaborative environment in which to serve and contribute to the work of a top ten public University. The Chemical Sciences Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure track faculty position which provides reference assistance, instruction, outreach, and collection management to support programs dependent upon the chemical sciences. The primary liaison assignments are to the departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. The librarian works collaboratively and maintains close professional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues.

 

The qualified candidate will enjoy multiple opportunities to develop innovative services as The George A. Smathers Libraries encourage participation in decision making and projects, offering a unique grants management program and an adaptive learning environment. The Marston Science Library faculty and staff work in a team-based environment, together promoting, curating, and providing public access to a broad array of distinctive collections. The Chemical Sciences Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Chemical Sciences Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities and perspectives in work activities.

 

The search will remain open until August 15, 2018, applications will be reviewed beginning July 23, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Multiple Job Openings, Lewis & Clark Library, Helena, MT

There are multiple openings available at the Lewis & Clark Library.

For more information, see the links below:

Public Services Desk Assistant (20 hours a week) - https://www.lclibrary.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Public-Services-Desk-Assistant-36

Systems Assistant (20 hours a week) - https://www.lclibrary.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Systems-Assistant-37

Technical Services Assistant (30 hours a week) - https://www.lclibrary.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Technical-Services-Assistant-38

Technical Services Receiving Clerk (20 hours a week) - https://www.lclibrary.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Technical-Services-Receiving-Clerk-39

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Project Archivist, Adirondack Research Library, Union College, Schenectady, NY

Job no: 492429
Appointment Type: Temp Full-time
Department: Schaffer Library
Categories: Temporary, Administration
Position Grade: LS

The Adirondack Research Library Project archivist will process environmental conservation‐focused archival collections as part of a Mellon Foundation grant-funded project. This is a temporary, 12‐month appointment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in arrangement and description of manuscript materials, have demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills, and have demonstrated proficiency at successfully setting and meeting goals and deadlines.

Responsibilities

The Adirondack Research Library Project Archivist will be responsible for arranging and describing archival collections documenting the work of various environmental organizations and activists from the archival collections held in the Adirondack Research Library, located at the Kelly Adirondack Center (KAC). The Project Archivist will work under the general supervision of the Head of Special Collections & Archives at the Schaffer Library and will consult with the KAC Faculty Director in processing collections as necessary. The Project Archivist will assist the KAC Faculty Director and staff with outreach efforts aimed at promoting the use of archival collections for teaching and research. The position coordinates related digital projects with the Schaffer Library's Digital Services unit and oversees metadata quality assurance (QA) as needed.

Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA‐accredited institution or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival studies
  • Demonstrated understanding of archival collections and the principles of arrangement and description of manuscript materials with a completed finding aid
  • 1-2 years of experience arranging and describing organizational records
  • Demonstrated experience working with archival information content management systems, such as ArchivesSpace
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency at setting and meeting goals and deadlines
  • Familiarity with EAD, ASpace and DACS
  • Familiarity with MARC data elements. 
  • Must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals

    Additional Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Previous archival project management experience
  • Knowledge of Environmental history and politics
  • Undergraduate degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences, especially US or Environmental history

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

Diversity at Union College

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

Non-Discrimination Policy

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



Advertised: June 27, 2018 
Applications close: Open until filled

To apply, click here.

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President & Executive Director, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

The Louisiana Art and Science Museum (LASM), Baton Rouge seeks its next President and Executive Director in anticipation of the retirement of Executive Director, Carol Gikas, after 39 years of service to the Museum. The next Executive Director will be an exceptional leader and colleague, passionate about art and science, dedicated to the role of museums in communities, a champion of education and museum learning experiences specifically.

Curious by nature, collaborative and dedicated to the community served, the Director will lead the Museum forward as it develops strategies that continue to grow financial support, build audiences, promote lifelong learning and ensure best museum practices. The Executive Director will oversee a budget of $2.3 million and a staff of 26.

LASM is housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River and offers diverse programs for visitors of all ages in 87,000 sq. ft. of space. LASM welcomes 180,000 visitors annually, including 95,000 school children, who participate in its many education and diverse family-centered programs, exhibitions, and art and science offerings that encourage discovery and creativity through the intersection of art and science. Several interactive science and art studios are designed just for children. The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium opened in 2003 and to date has seen 1 million visitors enjoy the universe through its new 4K laser projecting system.

Candidates should possess active interest in the intersection of art, science and education.

Full qualifications/how to apply: https://museum-search.com/open-searches/.

Deadline 8/20/2018 searchandref@museum-search.com.

EOE. Nominations welcome.

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Librarian Openings, Towson University, Towson, MD

Job #1: Science, Technology & Mathematics Librarian


Position Description:

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as our Science, Technology and Mathematics Librarian to begin Fall Semester 2018. This faculty librarian will serve as research and instruction librarian and liaison and subject specialist for Science, Technology and Mathematics and other disciplines as assigned. The successful candidate will participate in the development, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive, integrated information literacy program; create instructional materials; evaluate and select resources for the assigned collections and related areas; design and implement library initiatives to support student success and retention; participate in overall library assessment initiatives; and provide research assistance and reference services to university students, faculty and staff and to the community at large. Librarians are 12-month faculty and are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track.  

 
Qualifications:
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution; demonstrated skill in library instruction and information literacy. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff. Knowledge of and ability to apply learning theory, pedagogy and instructional technology to information literacy instruction. Background in assigned disciplines and understanding of teaching and research trends in that subject area. Additional Master's degree in an academic discipline related to area of responsibilities is desirable.

 

Towson University:

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is one of Baltimore's largest universities, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

 

For full job description, requirements, and application process go to http://www.towson.edu/provost/prospective/openpositions.html

Job #2: Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian


Position Description:

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian to begin fall semester 2018. This faculty librarian will provide leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the library's electronic resources and assist the Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Content Management with all aspects of the e-resources life cycle, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials.  They will work cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the library's subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons.  The successful candidate will serve as a liaison and subject specialist to related disciplines as assigned; plan and teach information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines; design and implement library initiatives to support student success and retention; and participate in overall library assessment initiatives. This faculty librarian will maintain an active research program focused on the role, impact, dynamics and trends of electronic and digital resources in higher education and academic libraries. Librarians are 12-month faculty and are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track.   

 
Qualifications:
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Knowledge of the full e-resources life cycle and library and bibliographic standards pertaining to e-resources. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff. Additional Master's degree in an academic discipline offered at Towson University is desirable.

Towson University:

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is one of Baltimore's largest universities, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

 

For full job description, requirements, and application process go to: http://www.towson.edu/provost/prospective/openpositions.html

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a flexible, innovative librarian with electronic resource management experience to join our Acquisitions unit. The Electronic Resources Librarian will manage the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library and with University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) colleagues to provide accurate access to electronic content. Under the supervision of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver and proactively incorporate new and emerging practices and technology into the electronic resources environment. The Electronic Resources Librarian will be interested in continual learning and the application of expertise developed through work experience and professional development opportunities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manages all electronic resources throughout their life cycle including procurement and trials, license review, access management, renewals, and cancellations;
  • Accurately maintains discovery service, knowledge base, and link resolver;
  • Troubleshoots and resolves access issues for electronic resources and establishes proactive processes to identify electronic access issues before they become problems for users;
  • Leads usage and resource data collection projects to support collection decisions, budgeting allocations, and annual reporting requirements;
  • Establishes relationships with vendors, publishers, consortia, and library staff as primary point of contact for electronic resources needs;
  • Participates in and is an active member of the library community, serving on library-wide initiatives and bringing recommendations for new projects and collaborations;
  • Engages and remains current on emerging trends, practices and standards in electronic resource management, usage statistics, data management, access and discovery to enhance library services;
  • Performs liaison duties in assigned subject area(s) to promote services and resources to faculty;
  • Trains and supervises student workers to assist on special projects as assigned;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science;
  • Professional experience supporting electronic resource life cycle activities in an academic library;
  • Experience managing one or more electronic resources technologies, e.g., EBSCO discovery service, knowledge base, link resolver, ERMS;
  • Knowledge of industry standards related to serials and electronic resources, e.g., Open URL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI, MARC, etc.
  • Experience in technical troubleshooting and communicating with vendor technical support operations;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong commitment to user-focused customer service;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience evaluating electronic resource use and discovery;
  • Understanding of the relationships between electronic resources management and coordination needed with other library departments;
  • Experience working in a consortium library environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends related to electronic resource management;
  • Demonstrated project management experience;
  • Evidence of establishing and maintaining excellent vendor relationships;
  • Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues as they relate to electronic resources.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutionsand serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of over 6,100 FTE.

 

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

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

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

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Librarian, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

University of Florida

George A. Smathers Libraries

 Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian [AMES Librarian] is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for these subject areas. The position supports the University's academic programs including the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC), as well as interdisciplinary programs supported by the University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, such as International Studies and the Center for Global Islamic Studies. The AMES Librarian also liaises with the Harn Museum of Art in support of the Asian Collection. Responsibilities include analyzing the University's programs in the LLC and International Studies, collaborating with librarians and academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities; and evaluating existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. Collaborates with other subject librarians to provide support in religious studies and other interdisciplinary areas. This position manages specialized subject area reference services, library instruction, and online database services.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until July 16, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage athttp://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Research Coordinator, Oxfam America, Washington, DC

PURPOSE OF POSITIONCoordinate research processes, systems development and maintenance, and internal research communications in OUS and for the ORNcoordinate planning and budget processes supporting OUS Research Director and ORN Steering Committee. The time split between OUS research and the ORN will be 60%/40% respectively. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: fall within 3 broad areas of work--research communication, research administration, and library/instructional design.

Research Communication:

  • Develop an internal communication strategy and maintain internal communications platforms for research.
  • Coordinate and support dissemination of internal research communications. (e.g. newsletter, etc.).

Library/instructional design:

  • Lead knowledge and information systems development and their adoption for the Oxfam Research Network (ORN) andOUS Research Department.
  • Investigate and propose an electronic system for coordination of peer review.
  • Contribute content to Research Department and ORN folders and pages on Box and Compass with resources for research.
  • Support consolidation of existing research tools, standards, protocols, and processes for research production across the Oxfam Confederation for ORN. 
  • Serve as fact-checker at Oxfam America.
  • Deliver and design trainings on research processes, fact-checking, and research resources.

Research Administration:

  • Support Research Director and the ORN leadershiin organizing and facilitating meetings, preparing minutes, and assistingin drafting strategy and planning documents.
  • Coordinate the organization of the ORN retreat and other research events.
  • Track OUS research projects through research pipeline system.
  • Oversee and track all research agreements (contracts), research grants, and payments for research.
  • Track peer review processes for all research produced at Oxfam America.
  • Coordinate sign-off for all OUS research publications at Oxfam America.
  • Ensure Research Department complies with new or changing policies, procedures, and technologies introduced within the organization.
  • Track Research Department budget and assist Research Director in developing annual operating plans.
  • Arrange travel for external colleagues; submit expense reports for Research Director.

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

  • Will work effectively and collaboratively in support of building a team-based work culture, will perform all duties appropriately (treating all persons with dignity and respect) and will be comfortable with and committed to Oxfam America mission and goals.
  • Will stay abreast of professional standards, trends and issues affecting this set of responsibilities, demonstrating continuous learning of the field.
  • Will have an understanding of gender justice and diversity within key areas of responsibility and a commitment to promoting gender justice and diversity in our workplace and programs.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: 

  • Master´s degree in library science or knowledge management; or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.

 

Experience and Core Competencies:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in general support to research programs, and minimum of 2-3 years of experience in general information and systems support to researchers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of independent peer review process.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of and experience with information technologies that facilitate communication, information sharing, andnetworking; data collection and management.
  • Strong writing and verbal skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, ability to work well in a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and to be pro-active.
  • Ability to anticipate, coordinate, and facilitate activities with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work, and handle multiple demands in a high-pressure, fast-paced, large organizationenvironment.
  • Strong listening, comprehension, and documentation abilities.
  • Results oriented.
  • Comfort operating in a multi-cultural, international environment.
  • Ability to work in an English-based environment.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Creative thinker
  • Background in international development, human rights and/or social justice issues
  • Training or background in Information Management Systems or ICT
  • Ability to communicate in oral and written format in Arabic, French and/or Spanish
  • Experience using MailChimpSmartsheet, and Box
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Understanding of user experience design principles

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Librarian, Teaching & Assessment, Emory University, Oxford, GA

Librarian, Teaching and Assessment

This position is located 38 miles east of Atlanta on the original 1836 Emory campus in Oxford, Georgia. 

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

 

Responsibilities: 

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

 

Salary and Benefits: 

Salary based on qualifications and experience. This is a faculty-equivalent librarian position that follows a rank and promotion process. Emory University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits. Several retirement plan options are available, including TIAA.

 

Required:

A graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited institution; demonstrated effective teaching experience including discipline-specific instruction sessions; knowledge of research methodology and experience in meeting the research needs of students and faculty; experience articulating the value of academic libraries through quantitative and/or qualitative assessment methodologies; applied knowledge of emerging technologies; self-motivation; flexibility; strong problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; initiative and ability to conceive and carry out projects on a deadline, including the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and effectively respond to the needs of a campus community that makes heavy demands on library services; ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

 

Please apply for this position via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/51271, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.  In letters of application, candidates should address their interest in working in Oxford College's undergraduate, liberal arts intensive environment that emphasizes close faculty-student interaction and values diversity and inclusion.

Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women and minority candidates.

 

AND

 

Librarian, Teaching and Digital Projects

This position is located 38 miles east of Atlanta on the original 1836 Emory campus in Oxford, Georgia.

 

Oxford College of Emory University invites candidates to apply for the position of Teaching and Digital Projects Librarian.  We seek an enthusiastic individual with proven teaching, technology, and other skills related to the creation and support of digital resources to work with the library leadership team to develop and deliver innovative, quality services for the Oxford College Library (http://oxford.library.emory.edu/). The librarian will coordinate projects that enhance curricular initiatives such as the Discovery Seminars and Milestone Experience; and, develop digital library systems and services in support of teaching, learning, and research of students and faculty. The library is committed to an intellectual partnership with the faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum of the College. The College provides a liberal arts intensive curriculum for the first two years of the Emory baccalaureate degree.

 

Responsibilities:

The Teaching and Digital Projects Librarian plays an integral role in support of the College's inquiry driven curriculum and the University's emphasis on effective student learning by active teaching in support of the Research Practices instructional program in collaboration with other teaching librarians and faculty. The successful candidate for this position will develop innovative services, modules, and programs to assist first and second year students in building important information literacy abilities. 

The Teaching and Digital Projects librarian will also oversee development of innovative services and programs for students and faculty; assist with development of digital portfolios; assist with scholarly communications and open access initiatives; and use knowledge of disciplinary trends to maintain and/or implement digital systems and repositories. The librarian will provide individual research consultations for students and faculty along with some scheduled night and weekend work. The librarian will have subject expertise preferably in the sciences, such as biology, chemistry, physics, human health or environmental sciences.  The individual will be an active member of internal library teams along with other College and University groups and professional organizations.

 

Required: A graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited institution; demonstrated effective teaching experience including discipline-specific instruction sessions; knowledge of research methodology and experience in meeting the research needs of students and faculty; experience working collaboratively to support the creation and discovery of digital content; applied knowledge of emerging technologies; self-motivation; flexibility; strong problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; initiative and ability to conceive and carry out projects on a deadline, including the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and effectively respond to the needs of a campus community that makes heavy demands on library services; ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

 

Please apply for this position via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/51130, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.  In letters of application, candidates should address their interest in working in Oxford College's undergraduate, liberal arts intensive environment that emphasizes close faculty-student interaction and values diversity and inclusion.

 

Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women and minority candidates.

 

Additional Details

Salary and Benefits:  

Salary based on qualifications and experience. This is a faculty-equivalent librarian position that follows a rank and promotion process. Emory University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits. Several retirement plan options are available, including TIAA.

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

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

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

More information: 

https://muw.peopleadmin.com/postings/2936

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

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Science & Engineering Librarian, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati (UC) Libraries seeks a dynamic, passionate and creative Science & Engineering Librarian to develop research and instructional programs for the UC STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) populations. This position provides research consultations, teaching and workshops, collection development and support for new initiatives (data and visualization services, institutional repository outreach, etc). The Librarian serves a liaison to designated programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, and deepen's the libraries' connections to the university's institution-wide agenda for innovation. This position collaborates with a team of librarians, informationists and operational staff in the Science and Engineering Libraries and in related units such as the Digital Scholarship Center and scholarly communications. This is a tenure-track faculty position.

For more information and to apply, please visit bit.ly/UC-SciEngLibrarian.  

Please provide a resume and cover letter with your application.

The mission of the UC Libraries is to empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to data, information and resources. The Libraries strive to be a creative and dynamic organization that is recognized as a model provider of access to premier library collections and quality service.  

Read our bold strategic plan and progress reports detailing transformations in our libraries.

UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 44,000 students and has been named "Among the top tier of the Best National Universities," according to U.S. News & World Report. UC offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience, and UC was the founder of the cooperative education (co-op) model. UC's campus is beautiful, modern and urban, with many buildings designed by signature architects.  

Read about Next Lives Here, UC's new vision to lead urban public universities into a new era of academic excellence, urban impact, and innovation.

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Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Research & Library Services Section of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including defense management and budget; defense policy and arms control, foreign policy and global issues, international trade and finance; Middle East and Africa; Asia and Europe and the Americas.

This Research Librarian position will provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on the areas of Europe and the Americas generally and in particular Latin America and the Caribbean.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

 

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502263200

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Multiple University Openings, Library Science, Multiple Locations

 SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS:
   NEW! - Lead Academic - Deputy Vice Chancellor
   Higher Colleges of Technology
   Academic Affairs Department
   Abu Dhabi,    United Arab Emirates
   Date Posted: Jun. 13, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107930&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-0e
____________________________________________________________________

   NEW! - Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
   American International College
   Academic Affairs
   Springfield, MA,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 4, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107353&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-0e
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   Dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
   University of Texas at Dallas
   School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
   Dallas, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Apr. 9, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=105598&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-2e
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   Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs
   Higher Colleges of Technology
   Academic Affairs Department
   Abu Dhabi,    United Arab Emirates
   Date Posted: Feb. 22, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103915&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-0e
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                     ACADEMIC POSITIONS
   Adjunct Instructor
   University of North Texas
   Department of College
   Denton, TX,   United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 23, 2017

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=94073&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-7e
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   Adjunct Instructor
   University of North Texas
   Department of Information Science
   Denton, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Mar. 21, 2017

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=90996&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-8e
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   NEW! - Adjunct Instructor
   University of North Texas
   Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Science
   Denton, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 21, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=108248&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Assoc. or Full Prof. - Demography/Population Studies
   University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
   Minnesota Population Center
   Minneapolis, MN,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 20, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=108228&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Lecturer in Communication
   University of Kentucky
   8M200:Communication
   Lexington, KY,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 14, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107962&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Nursing Liaison Librarian
   University of Kentucky
   88200:MEDICAL CENTER LIBRARY
   Lexington, KY,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 13, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107916&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-8e
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   NEW! - Lecturer, Communication
   Bryant University
   COMM-Communication Dept
   Smithfield, RI,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 4, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107354&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Professor: Communication
   Namibia University of Science and Technology
   Communiactions
   WINDHOEK,    Namibia
   Date Posted: May. 24, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107094&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Associate Professor: Communication
   Namibia University of Science and Technology
   Communications
   WINDHOEK,    Namibia
   Date Posted: May. 24, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107092&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Senior Lecturer: Journalism and Media Technology
   Namibia University of Science and Technology
   Communication
   WINDHOEK,    Namibia
   Date Posted: May. 24, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107091&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Librarian
   Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
   Professional Development and Learning Resource
   Al Khobar, Eastern,    Saudi Arabia
   Date Posted: May. 23, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107019&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-8e
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   Research & Instruction Librarian
   Rhode Island School of Design
   Library
   Providence, RI,    United States
   Date Posted: May. 17, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=106822&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-8e
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   Access Services Lead
   KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
   University Library
   Thuwal,    Saudi Arabia
   Date Posted: May. 15, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=106742&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-8e
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   University Archivist and Records Manager
   KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
   University Library
   Thuwal,    Saudi Arabia
   Date Posted: May. 15, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=106741&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-2e
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   Adjunct Instructor - Career Development
   University of North Texas
   Department of College
   Denton, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Apr. 20, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=105976&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-7e
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   Adjunct Instructor - CAS Internship
   University of North Texas
   Department of College
   Denton, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Apr. 20, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=105975&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-7e
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   Adjunct Instructor
   University of North Texas
   International Studies
   Denton, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Apr. 9, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=105542&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-7e
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   Wenzhou-Kean Univ. Anticipated Faculty Positions 2018-201...
   Wenzhou-Kean University
   School of General Studies
   Wenzhou,    China
   Date Posted: Mar. 23, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104988&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Wenzhou-Kean Univ. Anticipated Faculty Positions 2018-201...
   Wenzhou-Kean University
   School of Communication, Media and Journalism
   Wenzhou,    China
   Date Posted: Mar. 23, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104984&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Faculty Positions in Political Sci. for Fall 2018 - Socia...
   Habib University
   School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
   Karachi, Sindh,    Pakistan
   Date Posted: Mar. 1, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104163&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Faculty Positions in Sociology for Fall 2018 - Social Dev...
   Habib University
   School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
   Karachi, Sindh,    Pakistan
   Date Posted: Mar. 1, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104162&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Visiting Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track
   New York University
   Steinhardt School of Education and Human Development
   New York, NY,    United States
   Date Posted: Feb. 21, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103885&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Faculty, General Studies
   Higher Colleges of Technology
   General Academic Requirements Division (GARD)
   Abu Dhabi, Ruwais, Ras Al Khaimah,    United Arab Emirates
   Date Posted: Feb. 21, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103867&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Faculty, General Studies (English)
   Higher Colleges of Technology
   General Academic Requirements Division (GARD)
   Abu Dhabi, Ruwais, Ras Al Khaimah,    United Arab Emirates
   Date Posted: Feb. 21, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103865&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
____________________________________________________________________

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Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Research & Library Services Section of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including defense management and budget; defense policy and arms control, foreign policy and global issues, international trade and finance; Middle East and Africa; Asia and Europe and the Americas.

This Research Librarian position will provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on the areas of Europe and the Americas generally and in particular Latin America and the Caribbean.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

 

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502263200.

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Librarian, Tarrant County Law Library, Fort Worth, TX

To apply, click here.

Duties:

  1. Provides legal reference services using manual and online services
  2. Performs technical processing of library materials
  3. Suggests library materials for purchase
  4. Communicates with publishers
  5. Prepares bibliographies
  6. Assists and supervises library clerks
  7. Maintains accessions and processes new materials
  8. Sells copy cards and makes change, faxes information to law firms, and services photocopiers
  9. Performs all other related duties involved in the operation of the business as assigned or required

Minimum Requirements:

NOTE: YOU MUST FILL OUT THE WORK HISTORY and EDUCATION SECTIONS OF APPLICATION TO SHOW YOU HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION AS REQUIRED BY HIRING DEPARTMENT OR BE DISQUALIFIED.

TO APPLY, must have Master's Degree or higher in Library Science or a related field.

TO APPLY, must have Two (2) full-time years of work experience in a law library setting.

Knowledgeable in word processing, Internet, WESTLAW and LEXIS databases.

If hired, must provide proof of educational attainment
at New Hire Processing or during the promotional process.

Tarrant County will conduct background checks on new hires that will include a criminal background check related to convictions and deferred adjudications in the past seven years and may include credit reports, motor vehicle records, employment records and educational attainment. A conviction or deferred adjudication is not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered individually.

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Reference Librarian, Jenkins Law Library, Philadelphia, PA

To apply, click here.

Established in 1802, Jenkins is the nation's first law library. Jenkins is a membership library and also functions as the county law library for the city and county of Philadelphia, providing services to attorneys, the judiciary, government offices, students, scholars and other researchers as well as the general public. As an employer, Jenkins is known for its family-friendly policies, competitive salary, excellent benefits, and pleasant working conditions.

General Description of the Position:
Under the direction of the Research Services Manager, the Reference Librarian is part of the team responsible for providing advanced research support to members, using a variety of approaches and also providing guidance to self-represented litigants visiting the library. The Reference Librarian interacts directly with members by responding to information requests and providing individual training. The Reference Librarian provides additional support by serving as a subject bibliographer to assist with the development of tools to aid in the research process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference service to members and self-represented litigants on the phone, via email and chat.
  • Perform both immediate reference and in-depth research.
  • Perform legal and non-legal computerized research.
  • Assist members and self-represented litigants at the Reference Desk.
  • Provide instruction and guidance for use of library catalog, legal databases, legal research methodology and procedures.
  • Assists users with print resources.
  • Contribute content to Jenkins' Blog and other social media platforms.
  • Assist with compiling and updating Research Guides.
  • Compile legislative histories.
  • Help in the testing of new electronic research services.
  • Assist users with computers and other equipment.
  • Assist with conducting library tours and orientations as needed.
  • Assist in Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan units when needed.
  • Perform tasks to open or close the library when needed.
  • Write articles relating to the profession as needed.
  • Keep current with the profession through readings and classes.
  • Participate in library projects (bibliographies, indices, shifting, etc.).

Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Education Required: ALA accredited M.L.S.

Minimum Experience Required: Entry level position.

Skills/Abilities Required:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Good problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to think independently and creatively while filling multiple requests under strenuous time constraints
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously in a team setting
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work with diverse library users of varying levels of skill and understanding
  • Dependability, punctuality, and a sense of humor

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 10: 00 am to 6:00 pm
   Wednesday - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm; occasional 8:00 am - 4:00 pm hours.

Status: Exempt Position

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter with your salary requirements to jobs@jenkinslaw.org.

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Manager, Indexing & Cataloging Services, Gale, Multiple Locations

Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals.

As a Cengage employee, you will pioneer transforming the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

Are we right for you?

We bring our "A" game, unique talents and point of view to the table every day.  We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, everything we do, we do for the learner.  

What You'll Do Here:

As a member of the Indexing & Vocabulary Services team within Gale's Content & Metadata department, the primary objective for this position is to ensure the proper indexing & cataloging of Gale content with controlled descriptive metadata in a manner that fully meets digital product schedule, budget and quality requirements. The Manager, Indexing & Cataloging Services, will create a high-performance, challenging team environment that provides a culture of accountability for results, two-way communication, diversity and inclusion, recognition for successful outcomes, and significant contributions to the achievement of the company's business objectives.

 

The Manager, Indexing & Cataloging Services, will lead a team of Indexing & Information Services Specialists, and will:

  • Lead the development, production and maintenance of the successful application of controlled metadata to Gale content.
  • Lead the creation and management of plans and production schedules for indexing and cataloging projects, including management of vendor and contractor budgets, cost estimates, latest estimates (LEs) for assigned projects, coordination of staff and vendor activities, and quality and standards compliance.
  • Create, implement, and improve metadata processes and policies that take a complete view of metadata tagging, from the acquisition of content all the way through its use by customers in product.
  • Work with the Director of Indexing & Vocabulary Services, the Manager of Vocabulary Services, senior Indexing & Vocabulary Services staff, product management, and other stakeholders to create, update, maintain, and disseminate appropriate policies for indexing and cataloging.
  • Manage the Indexing & Cataloging team's system and technical needs. This includes serving as the primary customer for Gale's indexing system (currently Mercury) as well as serving as a key contributor for other Cengage editorial production systems and customer-facing product systems. Oversee staff interactions with systems staff to improve production systems on which the team depends.
  • Ensure that publishing priorities, budgets, schedules, and expectations are met.
  • Hold the team accountable for the direction and outcome of the team.  Manage team goals and provide direction based on CL objectives.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate within the team and across functions. 

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Has overall responsibility for ensuring that Gale content is indexed and cataloged on time, within budget, and according to quality standards.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely estimations of indexing & cataloging work related to existing and new products.
  • Works with colleagues to develop and maintain indexing & cataloging schedules in support of approved products and projects.
  • Accountable for the periodic communication of production indexing status to management and stakeholders.
  • Directs the development, improvement, and documentation of workflows, procedures and policies to support team activities while ensuring efficient use of resources.
  • Oversees/directs process improvement initiatives and recommends systems enhancements to ensure efficient use of team resources.
  • Acts as a consultant and expert on controlled metadata processes and standards for Cengage Learning management and staff.
  • Works effectively with vendors. Manages the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables. Selects and manages vendors and contractor as needed to fulfill resourcing needs. Works with internal partner management teams as needed.
  • Manages payment of invoices.
  • Hires, manages and evaluates team staff and resources. Oversees the acquisition of necessary staff technical and business skills. 
  • Creates a high-performance team environment that provides challenge, accountability for results, and recognition for positive results, and that contributes to achievement of the company's business objectives.
  • Establish clear goals/objectives for all direct reports including appropriate action plans for achieving desired results.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with direct reports related to their job performance and career goals by providing ongoing coaching and feedback. 
  • Continually network to develop and maintain a "bench" of recruitment candidates, especially those at competitive businesses.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as needed to achieve company goals.

Skills You Will Need Here:

Required:

  • B.A. or B.S.
  • Minimum three years increasingly responsible indexing, cataloging, or otherwise managing descriptive metadata and/or minimum five years increasingly responsible experience in digital production within publishing industry.
  • Minimum five years increasingly responsible experience as project or department team lead, which would include managing people and complex projects, budgeting, and estimating project costs.
  • Online searching experience and training in, or experience with, structured information and/or relational databases. Excellent knowledge of information retrieval concepts and practices.
  • Advanced knowledge and use of Windows applications, including spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and presentation tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to accurately interpret information and translate it to teams and individuals; and to report effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage facilitation, analytical, and problem-solving skills in order to manage and resolve team matters which meet organizational objectives.   
  • Demonstrated ability to use organizational and planning skills and delegate to staff as needed. 
  • Demonstrated ability to impact and manage change.
  • Demonstrated ability to make timely decisions with effective outcomes that are in line with business objectives.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and build alignment with the team and across functional areas. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and settle disputes equitably.
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities within deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead process improvement initiatives, to develop and motivate staff to implement change.
  • Demonstrated ability use and analyze metrics. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with vendors. Builds relationships and holds vendors accountable. 

 

Preferred:

  • MLIS, MLS or MIS, or other advanced degree.
  • Experience with Cengage Learning products, editorial policies, processes, markets and competitor products.
  • Experience managing a metadata development and application function in publishing industry.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Clemson University Libraries, Clemson, SC

Electronic Resources Librarian

Clemson University Libraries invites candidates for an Electronic Resources Librarian to join its Technical Services & Collection Management Unit. The successful candidate serves as Team Leader of the Electronic Resources Team comprised of the Electronic Resources Cataloger and three high-level staff. The Team Leader coordinates the functional activities of the Electronic Resources Cataloger and directly supervises two of the three staff. The Libraries' materials budget is currently $9 million with over 80% spent on electronic resources. Electronic resources managed by the Team include e-books, e-journals, databases, streaming media, and data sets. Clemson Libraries expects to participate in the implementation of a statewide Shared Library Services Platform (SLSP) over the next 12-24 months. Systems currently used include Innovative's Millennium ILS and ProQuest's (Serials Solutions) Intota. This position will play a key role in the successful migration of current systems to the new statewide platform.

Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track position accountable to the Head of Technical Services & Collection Management.

Responsibilities include:

Electronic Resources Librarianship

  • Continues implementation and maintenance of ProQuest's (Serials Solutions) Intota for management of electronic collections. Intota includes knowledgebase, link resolver, discovery, statistics, collection assessment, and ERM components.
  • Participates in acquisition, licensing, and renewal of electronic resources.
  • Supports retention and renewal decisions for electronic resources through the collection and analysis of usage data.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves electronic resource access problems. Works cooperatively with Library Technology and campus IT to resolve issues. Participates in maintenance of EZproxy for authentication.
  • Provides information to public services about new resources, changes to existing resources, and resource outages. Engages with public services and Library Technology to maintain the Libraries' discovery layer, currently ProQuest's Summon.
  • Develops and implements proactive processes to identify electronic access issues before they become problems for users.
  • Develops vendor and publisher relationships; schedules and coordinates demos, trials, and training with account representatives.
  • Maintains awareness of current and emerging trends and technologies pertaining to electronic resources.
  • Participates in planning, decision-making, and management of the Unit.
  • Engages in professional development activities, such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions.

 

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

  • Develops a focused program of high quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries' mission and goals.

 

Service

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

 

Required Qualifications/Experience:

  • 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.
  • Two years' experience in some aspect of electronic resource acquisition, cataloging, or management.
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in managing electronic resources.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to quality customer service.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills; demonstrated initiative and adaptability.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment or individually, to balance priorities, and to set and meet deadlines.
  • Experience with an integrated library system or service platform.

 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Experience in an academic or research library.
  • Experience with electronic resource tools such as link resolvers, discovery services, knowledge bases, electronic resource management systems, and proxy authentication software.
  • Experience reading, managing, and negotiating license agreements.
  • Knowledge of fund management and budget processes.
  • Experience working with consortia.
  • Supervisory training or experience.

 

Salary and Benefits: 

Faculty rank and 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, 13 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 (Carnegie R1) 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.

Libraries:

Physical locations on Clemson's main campus are the R.M. Cooper Library, the Gunnin Architecture Library, the Education Media Center, and Special Collections and Archives. Other facilities include the Clemson Design Center Library in Charleston and the Library Depot in Anderson, which houses high-density storage, the records center, the digitization lab, and technical services. Clemson Libraries employs 28 faculty, 62 staff, and over 70 students. Clemson Libraries is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and Lyrasis, and actively participates with other South Carolina institutions through the statewide consortium, PASCAL. For additional information about Clemson Libraries, visit the website at https://libraries.clemson.edu/about-the-libraries/

Application process: 

Applicants should electronically submit all application materials via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/51338. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by July 13, 2018 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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Outreach, Education, & Communications Coordinator, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Outreach, Education, and Communications Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

 

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM, SEA, RML), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to oversee the development and implementation of professional health information topics, training areas, and coordination of the communications program for the regional medical library. The Outreach, Education and Communications Coordinator develops and teaches in-person and online courses to promote access to health information. The coordinator creates and coordinates an outreach plan and related projects to address the health information needs of healthcare providers and information professionals. This librarian is also responsible for managing the region's social media program, as well as creating content for the region's website and newsletter. In partnership with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices, the coordinator produces national programming and collaborates with other SEA coordinators to exhibit NLM's resources at national, regional, and state meetings.

 

This is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track, faculty position reporting to the Executive Director of the SEA. The position is one of a team of four librarian-coordinators who work together to facilitate resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

 

Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifies, develops, and teaches classes and workshops in a variety of formats addressing and promoting access to biomedical information to health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Develops outreach projects improving information access for health professionals and their intermediaries in the region with special emphasis on services to unaffiliated health professionals, minority health professionals, public health workers, and hospital librarians.
  • Coordinates an overall outreach plan taking into consideration the health information needs of health care providers and information professionals
  • Develops educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites particularly in the areas of access to quality health information for health professionals
  • Coordinates communication and promotion of NLM, NNLM, and NNLM SEA programs, resources, and services including but not limited to exhibits, webinars, presentations, librarian advocacy, featured articles for SEA Currents, and contact with health and health informational professionals and community associations.
  • Coordinates, implements, and evaluates the SEA social media program to determine appropriate promotional communications support of NLM, NNLM, and NNLM SEA programs, resources, and services.
  • Develops strategies and materials promoting the use of NLM and NNLM products and services to target populations such as health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Maintains standards of accessibility for all resources created and maintained in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Cooperates with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming
  • Promotes and solicit applications for NNLM SEA awards; assisting potential applicants with their proposals, monitor progress and follow-up for awards in progress
  • Works with other coordinators to exhibit NLM's resources at national, regional, and state meetings of health professionals, information professionals, and the public.
  • Participates in other activities of the SEA that lead toward improved health information access, use, and literacy in the region.
  • Serves as ex-officio and support to the SEA Medical Librarians Program Advisory Group

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Knowledge of PubMed, MedlinePlus, and other NLM resources
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver's license at the time of employment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Instructional design and course development experience, including evaluation
  • Experience with teaching and training
  • Experience with health information education with the ability to develop, plan, and conduct workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Knowledge of, or experience in medical librarianship
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Ability to communicate vision and motivate others; willingness to assume leadership roles as needed
  • Demonstrated ability in obtaining results from initiating and participating in team efforts
  • Effectiveness in promoting ideas while exhibiting tact and sensitivity; initiating interaction with others; and soliciting feedback from partners
  • Comfort with change, flexibility and the ability to react quickly to program alterations and task modifications
  • Experience with Moodle LMS and WebEx technologies

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by July 20, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/OECCRML

 

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

 

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

 

ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Web Developer, ZAI, Greenbelt, MD

Web Developer

ZAI has an immediate opening for a Web Developer to support our customer, a Federal Government Library located in Greenbelt, Maryland. The Web Developer will have experience using the LAMP stack, Drupal, and other frameworks to create and maintain high quality solutions that support and enhance the functionality of the Library's websites, applications, databases, and content management system. 

As a member of the Digital Projects Team, the position reports to the Team Lead and works with teammates, library colleagues, patrons, and community partners to provide access to information and materials that support the scientific and engineering research and public outreach needs. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for design and development work to support the Library's virtual presence.
  • Work with open source and proprietary software to develop and maintain specialized databases and web-based resources.
  • Responsible for management of web sites and applications, including content creation and addition/removal, applying updates, some support with server and database administration, and coordinating with the Systems Administrator on backups. Manages the migration of content from legacy web sites and systems. Installs, tests, and implements plugins and themes.
  • Technical responsibilities include site development and maintenance; programming and database work; web statistics collection, monitoring, and reporting, work with APIs, some SQL and SPARQL querying.
  • Specific projects may include supporting data migration, backend tool development, software configuration, and designing new sites and using new web services technologies to improve the user experience in discovering, searching, finding, and acquiring library materials and content.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

Required:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 3+ years of experience in developing and maintaining web sites and web applications.
  • Solid understanding of core web technologies and best practices (HTML, CSS, XML, JSON, REST, SOAP)
  • Experience with Linux, Apache, Tomcat, Lucene/Solr, shell scripting (bash, perl), Composer.
  • Experience using PHP and PHP frameworks (YII, Laravel, CakePHP).
  • Experience using JavaScript and JS/CSS libraries and frameworks (jQuery, AngularJS, Bootstrap).
  • Experience with object-oriented programming.
  • Experience with a version control system such as GIT or Subversion; experience using GitHub / GitLab.
  • Familiarity with Drupal 7/8 module and theme development or similar CMS.
  • Knowledge of database programming and relational databases (MySQL).
  • Familiarity with usability testing, principles of information architecture, best practices and guidelines for accessible Web design.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field. Equivalent training and experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of the Fedora Commons repository architecture for digital collections.
  • Experience with/reasonable comfort level with Java application development.
  • Knowledge of responsive web design fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of library information systems; familiarity with library metadata standards and bibliographic information structure.
  • Web development experience in a library environment.

 

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Head, Collection Development & Resource Access, Florida International University Libraries, Miami, FL

HEAD, COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND RESOURCE ACCESS

Florida International University Libraries

The online version is available at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=515222.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. Professional Practice

  • Leads the Collections & Resource Development Department consisting of Acquisitions, Serials, and Electronic Resources. Includes direct supervision of 2 FTE faculty librarians and hierarchical supervision of 10 FTE staff.
  • Allocates and monitors the materials resource budget.
  • Leads collection development efforts of the FIU Libraries, including coordination of issues and policies across all formats in consultation with appropriate departments and personnel.
  • Coordinates liaison collection development activities and collaborates with liaison librarians to foster positive relationships with faculty, especially pertaining to collection issues.
  • Serves as primary contact for collection assessment activities such as program reviews, accreditation reports, and internal assessments
  • Oversees the process of Repair, Missing and Lost item review and replacement.
  • Chairs the FIU Libraries' Collection Advisory Committee to discuss collection activities, review product proposals, and draft policies.
  • Participates in collaborative collection discussions with local, state, and national efforts including CSUL Collection Planning Committee, Florida State Library, Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries.
  • As a Library Department Head, participate in meetings and activities to determine the strategic direction of the library, achieve annual goals, and enhance daily operations
  • Assumes other responsibilities and duties as requested by the Dean of Libraries.
  • Leads and manages acquisitions activities including purchasing, licensing, and facilitating access to licensed content.
  • Conducts regular assessments of departmental services, workflows, and operations.
  • Assists in developing effective reports and messaging for other library and university administrators to understand the library's materials budget needs.

 

II. Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development

  • Participates in continuing education, conference, workshops, seminars, or other activities that enhance professional knowledge.
  • Contributes to the profession through active participation in professional associations, research, or other scholarly activities.
  • Serves the library and institution through participation in meetings and committee work.
  • Attend and participate in library meetings, including Library Assembly, Administration Team, and Direct Reports.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • ALA-accredited MLIS
  • Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library services and an understanding of information seeking behaviors in an academic research environment
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, and organization skills, including the ability to effectively impart knowledge and skills
  • Minimum five years of experience managing multi-million dollar resource budgets.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Ability to work flexibly, creatively, and collaboratively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within library and university web/online communities

 

Rank/Salary:

Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit http://library.fiu.edu.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 515222 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu and must attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by July 20, 2018. Review will continue until position is filled.

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Electronic Records Analyst, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Electronic Records Analyst

Records Analyst 1 Librarian

 

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seek applications and nominations for the position of Electronic Records Analyst. The Electronic Records Analyst works with the University Records Manager to establish and maintain a digital information environment which supports the University's regulatory and compliance obligations for records and information management and long-term preservation of digital assets. Provides expertise and leadership on the management of the digital information of the University to ensure compliance with various regulatory requirements for restrictions, retention, appropriate destruction processes, and/or long-term preservation. Participates in the active management and/or preservation of a wide array of types of digital records, including but not limited to, University electronic records, websites, and social media. Provides guidance to administration, faculty, and staff on creating, managing, preserving, and providing access to born-digital and digitally reformatted records in accordance with State of Florida and Federal regulations. This position provides expertise and leadership and serves as a member of various collaborative teams for the development of frameworks with standards, policies, and procedures to ensure adherence to best practices for electronic records management across campus. This position also serves as a member of a collaborative team to ensure compliance, verification, authentication, and related activities that build and sustain a comprehensive program of records management. This position reports to the University Records Manager.

 

The search will remain open until July 25, 2018, applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

 

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

 

Address inquiries to Tina Marie Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu.

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Library Director, Sidney Memorial Public Library, Sidney, NY

Library Director

Sidney Memorial Public Library

The Sidney Memorial Public Library, Sidney, New York, seeks an energetic and enthusiastic candidate for the position of Library Director. As a community that values education, we benefit from secure funding as a School District Public Library. The successful applicant must be able to provide management and leadership for the main library in Sidney and two branch facilities. The main building is a modern facility located in the Village of Sidney.

 

Anticipated start date: October 15, 2018.

 

Highlights of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and recommends an annual budget and administers expenditures of funds within budget constraints
  • Recommends policies and advises the Board on operational, fiscal, staffing and facilities matters
  • Assures that the materials selected and the services provided meet the needs of the patrons and represent a judicious expenditure of funds
  • Determines staffing requirements and hires personnel; assigns duties, defines staff responsibilities, establishes lines of authority and delegates work to library staff
  • Assures that the physical facilities, grounds and equipment are properly maintained, updated and safe for use
  • Envisions and interprets community needs, developing new programs and services for all segments of the community
  • Represents the library in the community and governmental, organizational and professional affairs and activities

 

Qualifications: Possession of a Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school. The ideal candidate must also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A minimum of three years of professional experience is desired. 

 

Compensation: Salary range is $58,000-$62,000 commensurate with experience, and a competitive benefits package is included.

 

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references to: David J. Dewey, Sidney Memorial Public Library, 8 River Street, Sidney, New York 13838 or by email to si.jobs@4cls.org.

Applications will be accepted through July 15th 2018.

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Head of Conservation and Preservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Head of Conservation and Preservation

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seek a collaborative, innovative, and user-oriented librarian to serve as the Head of its Conservation and Preservation Unit. As a member of the Libraries' management team, the Head of Preservation and Conservation is responsible for providing leadership and direction for a library-wide, comprehensive preservation program, encompassing general, special, and shared collections to ensure immediate and long-term access to the wide variety of resources held in the Libraries.

 

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Discovery, Digital Services, and Shared Collections, the Head of Conservation and Preservation is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position that provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for policies and procedures; establishes plans, goals, and objectives to lead department personnel, , including three full-time staff and two to three part-time employees. The Head provides instruction for librarians, curators, archivists, staff and students in techniques to safeguard collection materials and develops proactive preservation policies and procedures. The Head assesses the current collection conditions, housing and storage options, and access and use policies to leverage a risk management approach to improving the long-term preservation while ensuring access to the collections. The Head collaborates with and advises librarians, curators, archivists, and staff in the full lifecycle of collections, from acquisition and appraisal to deaccessioning to identify preservation issues.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until July 26, 2018 - review of applications will begin July 2, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Associate University Librarian

 

The Scholarly Communications Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for providing leadership for the Smathers Libraries' services in support of students and faculty seeking guidance on copyright and intellectual property, as well as outreach and training efforts to build a scholarly communications program in support of Open Access (OA), Open Data activities, and OA publishing at UF. This role includes educating the university community about OA resources and services at UF, scholarly publication modes, and copyright and intellectual property issues and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction. The Scholarly Communication Librarian will form strong collaborations with library liaisons and other library units as well as provide training and consultant services to strengthen and broaden copyright and intellectual property competencies within the George A. Smathers Libraries. As part of a dynamic and collaborative team, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will provide training, outreach, and services, building on the strong library-campus collaborations to date and work of the library-led Academic Research Consulting Services (ARCS, http://arcs.uflib.ufl.edu/).   

 

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

 

The search will remain open until July 25, 2018 - applicants will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Research Librarian, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

Research Librarian - (180290)

Description

 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) seeks a Research Librarian to provide reference/research services to the residential campus in Daytona Beach and to our distance learning programs, as well as perform auxiliary support functions necessary to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of our students, faculty and staff. Duties include staffing service points to provide comprehensive research support, developing user aids (LibGuides), developing and teaching library instruction sessions and participating in team and special projects. No aviation background required.  This position reports to the Associate Director of Research/Worldwide Library Services. 

 

Hunt Library, located at the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, provides library services to 6,000 residential students at this campus as well as to over 10,000 distance learning students through Embry-Riddle Worldwide.  A leader in the provision of higher education in the fields of aviation and aerospace, ERAU offers regionally accredited bachelors' and masters' degrees as well as several doctoral programs, one of which (Aviation Science) is the first of its kind in the world.  For more information on ERAU, see http://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 in progress is available at https://studentunion.erau.edu/.

 

Qualifications

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library science or information studies
  • experience in providing reference/research services
  • strong experience in demonstrating information resources
  • ability to work and learn independently
  • aptitude to keep abreast of new technologies
  • strong communication (written, oral) and interpersonal skills
  • ability to work with a diverse population of students, staff, and faculty
  • high level of proficiency with electronic library products, end-user internet applications, and Microsoft Office

 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • experience with teaching and course/workshop development
  • front-line customer service skills 
  • ability to contribute to collaborative projects
  • ability to work in a rapidly changing technological environment

 

Please reference position #180290 and apply online at http://eraucareers.erau.edu. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (including email addresses). A review of applications will begin on July 2, 2018, and continue until an appropriate candidate is selected. 

 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, handicap, veteran status, or sexual orientation. 

 

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA

POSITION: Research and Instruction Librarian

LOCATION: Randolph College http://www.randolphcollege.edu/ is a private liberal arts college located in Lynchburg, Virginia. We provide a rigorous academic program that features small classes with top-ranked professors and hands-on, experiential learning.

DESCRIPTION: 
Lipscomb Library at Randolph College welcomes applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian, a full-time (12-month), non-tenured, ranked faculty position. Recent graduates are welcome to apply.

Reporting to the Director of the Library, the successful candidate for this position will primarily oversee instruction and research support services for the Lipscomb Library. Responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in and assessing the library's role in the College's First Year Common Experience program
  • Teaching a one-hour credit-bearing information literacy and research skills course during the Spring semester
  • Collaborating with faculty throughout the academic year to develop effective one-shot instruction sessions
  • Working with other College librarians to update/maintain the instructional guides and web presence for the library
  • Providing research assistance for members of the college community
  • Working occasional weekend hours as well as a potential regular evening shift
  • Other duties as needed

Required qualifications include:

  • Holding an MLIS, MLS, or the equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Demonstrating a strong commitment to developing engaging library instruction sessions based on ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Staying informed of best practices in library instruction methodologies
  • Working collaboratively with a team of librarians in the overall management of the library
  • Building strong relationships with members of the faculty to ensure the library is meeting the instructional needs of our campus community
  • A commitment to providing an inclusive library and classroom environment that welcomes and supports people of all identities, experiences, and backgrounds
  • Possessing excellent written and oral communication skills

 Preferred qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in instruction and research services in an academic library
  • Experience using library support products such as LibGuides, EBSCO Discovery Service, Moodle, Tipasa, RefWorks, and SirsiDynix Horizon/Enterprise
  • Familiarity with the Dewey Decimal Classification system
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • A willingness to perform additional inter-departmental library tasks, as needed
  • Some knowledge of web design: HTML, CSS, etc.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift and move library materials weighing up to 25 pounds.

SALARY: Randolph offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates may apply by sending their curriculum vitae, cover letter, and three professional references to: Director of Human Resources, Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24503 or by email (preferred method) employment@randolphcollege.edu.

Randolph College is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, political beliefs, or any other classification protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, promotion, termination, placement, transfer, layoff, recall, compensation, and training. 

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Library Supervisor, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, CA

A wonderful opportunity to work at Sacramento Public Library!

Library Supervisor III (Eligibility List)
Bilingual Preferred but not required
Non Exempt, Represented, Full- Time
$75,587-$101,317 per year (DOQ)

Apply by 5pm on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at https://www.calopps.org/sacramento-public-library/job-17253251

The Library Supervisor III is the most senior supervisory classification and oversees more complex library operations. This recruitment will be used to establish an eligibility list for current and future Library Supervisor III openings that occur within the next 12 months. We currently have one Library Supervisor III opening.

Basic Function:
Plans, organizes, and supervises the operations of a medium to large branch library, a Central library division, or a major system function, such as collection management; ensures that the library provides community-focused services through outreach and partnerships; provides supervision and leadership to unit or branch staff.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university
  • Three (3) full-time years' experience as a professional librarian with two (2) of the years in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience providing programs to youth and fluency in a foreign language is desirable

Sacramento Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Metadata Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, AL

RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking two dynamic, highly motivated individuals for the position of Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator of Metadata in the Resource Acquisition & Discovery department and working collaboratively in a metadata team with 5 librarians, and appropriate units in the Libraries, this position supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries resources through metadata creation, analysis and enrichment. This position will play a role in improving discovery for patrons. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: creating original metadata and complex metadata revision for the Libraries' digital collections, creating original metadata and complex metadata for special collections materials, performing original and copy cataloging of continuing resources and non-book materials such as sound recordings, and performing authority work, evaluating the effectiveness of catalog data and metadata for resource discovery, participating as a consultant to digital humanities projects with the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, and keeping abreast of current issues and trends in cataloging and metadata. Candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting. Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Professional experience creating metadata records and performing authority control.
  • Knowledge of relevant foundational metadata and technologies including but not  limited to: RDA, LCSH, MARC21, MODS, MADS, METS, Dublin Core, TGN, XML, etc.
  • Experience using OCLC
  • Knowledge of research metadata schemas such as DataCite, ORCID, etc.
  • Knowledge of linked data models and emerging tools such as FRBR, FRAD, RDF, RDFa, and BIBFRAME, etc.
  • Knowledge of digital preservation models and schemas including but not limited to: PREMIS, MIX, etc.
  • Knowledge of discovery layer technology.
  • Knowledge of data mining and visualization.
  • Some experience with programming languages or scripting. Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including associated skills such as listening, negotiating, and adapting.
  • Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment in decision making.
  • Familiar with professional standards, best practices, and emerging technologies in libraries.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills. 
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new standards and technologies. 
  • Ability to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion.
  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with a tenure track faculty appointment; commitment to engage in continuing professional development.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-2 years' experience in metadata creation in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of curation lifecycle models.
  • Experience using integrated library systems (Voyager preferred) and/or digital content management system(s) (DSpace preferred).
  • Experience in analyzing and manipulating XML and other data standards.
  • Data manipulation with MarcEdit, EXCEL, OpenRefine, Python, XSLT.
  • Knowledge of json.
  • Experience in batch loading of MARC records.
  • Knowledge of EBSCO Full Text Finder.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama's flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, has had 121 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015), and has 5 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the new leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. The University of Alabama Libraries is essential in advancing the educational mission of the University. We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources to facilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University of Alabama Libraries is committed to be student-centered and research-focused in order to support discovery, learning, and creativity at The Capstone.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, Scholars Trust, the Rosemont Alliance, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network.  As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu   

UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month tenure track OR non-tenure track, renewable faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, depending on qualifications.  Salary is $50,000-$60,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu   

Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Positions open until filled. Applications received by July 6, 2018 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu

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Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama seeks an energetic and innovative librarian to continue our excellent support of digital humanities at The University of Alabama University Libraries. The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the University of Alabama faculty to promote the resources and community of the Alabama Digital Humanities Center (ADHC). 

A program of the University Libraries, the ADHC is a space and a community of over 90 faculty, staff, and students from American Studies, Art and Art History, Communication and Information Sciences, Continuing Studies, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Gender and Race Studies, History, the University Libraries, Honors, Modern Languages and Classics, Music, Religious Studies, and UA Press. http://www.lib.ua.edu/using-the-library/digital-humanities-center/

The facility is outfitted with a high-tech array of equipment, specialized software, presentation space, high-definition virtual conferencing capabilities, and group and individual workspace. The initiative has evolved through collaboration and represents a growing and dynamic community on campus. Housed in the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, a central gathering point on campus, the Center was built through generous support from the University Libraries, the Office of Information Technology, and a gift from Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Taylor.  Open now for eight years, the Center has hosted graduate digital humanities classes, numerous guest lectures, monthly brown-bag discussion gatherings, private project consultations, tool training workshops, project work, and community conversations. The ADHC has been engaged in scholarly and pedagogical projects from course-specific activities to international scope projects. The Center created and hosts an international DH conference called Digitorium http://apps.lib.ua.edu/blogs/digitorium/

The successful candidate will lead this creative and developmental endeavor. S/he will devote time to outreach activities promoting digital humanities and the mission of the ADHC; initiate, build, and nurture relationships within the University Libraries, campus, and external communities to develop and implement digital humanities services based on researcher needs, current standards, and best practices; facilitate project creation and development; provide skill development opportunities; employ project management; collaborate with technical (e.g., metadata, technology, and media) and content experts within and beyond the University Libraries; support library liaisons through workshops and awareness activities; apply proven and emerging technologies to humanistic inquiries; and serve as a resource for a variety of digital projects.

More specifically:

  • Provide direct support, advice, and project management for faculty to advance teaching, learning, and research.

  • Assist researchers at all levels through expert consultation, support, and training on DH tools and techniques, including but not limited to text analysis, text encoding, data mining, mapping, social network analysis, data visualization, virtual environments, digitization, metadata creation, preservation, and data management.

  • Apply best practices for sustainable development and maintenance of faculty and student projects.

  • Conduct regular environmental scans of campus departments in conjunction with subject liaisons to identify current and emerging scholarly projects and areas of interest for which tools and methodologies are appropriate and foster interdisciplinary collaboration.

  • Take an active role in the established community to help the ADHC maintain a responsive environment and to assess its impact.  

  • Promote the ADHC through timely web site content, social media, and events.

  • Stay abreast of and evaluate current and emerging digital tools and methodologies supporting arts and humanities scholars.

  • Engage directly with tools such as AntConc, ArcGIS, Audacity, Excel, Google Maps, ImageMagik, NVivo, Omeka, OpenRefine, oXygen, R, Shanti Interactive Suite, SketchUp, Tableau, TEI, TimelineJS, Voyant Tools, WordPress, XMLSpy, and other similar tools to support annotation, analysis, mark-up, presentation, and visualization.

  • Plan and host Digitorium.

  • Serve as a liaison to one or more disciplines offering library instruction.

  • Actively engage with the University Libraries assessment endeavors.

  • Supervise one technical specialist.

  • Job responsibilities change as the environment evolves.

  • Work in collaboration with others to complete the goals, objectives, and action items of the University Libraries Strategic Plan 2017-2020 https://www.lib.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Strategic-Plan-11162016-FINAL.pdf

 The position reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Technology.

Required:

The following degree and experience combinations will be considered:

  •  Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution or completed CLIR Postdoc in digital humanities or digital scholarship.
  • PhD in history, social sciences, or a related discipline.

  • Experience working on digital scholarship/humanities projects of your own and other scholars.

  • Knowledge of digital scholarship/humanities centers and current and emerging trends in such centers.

  • Knowledge and experience with a broad variety of digital humanities methods and technologies.

  • Knowledge of reference/instructional services in an academic library setting and trends and services in academic libraries to support undergraduate and graduate education.

  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in information literacy instruction and information technologies.

  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.

  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, along with skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising, and adapting.

  • Proven interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.

  • Ability, interest, and willingness to assume additional and/or new responsibilities, along with the ability to set and model high performance standards.

  • Ability to conceptualize, articulate, and implement short and long-range goals.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to solve problems, using sound judgment in decision-making according to an established timeframe.

  • Level of comfort with ambiguity.

  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with a faculty appointment; commitment to engage in continuing professional development.

  • Experience working in dynamic environments where new services are tested, evaluated, and adapted.

  • Friendly, approachable, public service attitude.

Preferred: 

  •  At least 2 years post-graduate degree experience in a research library.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with typical academic software used by students and faculty in the humanities.

  • University-level teaching experience.

  • Project management experience.

  • Knowledge of sound copyright practices.

  • Experience planning and hosting events.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama's flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,000 students. Ranked among the top 60 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report's annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 51st among public universities in the 2018 rankings. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-one UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars, including four in 2017. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollings Scholars and 11 Boren Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 500 currently enrolled. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network.  As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu. 

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary is $52,000.08-$70,000.00 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu   

Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Position open until filled. Applications received by July 6, 2018 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

NOTE: ONLY CANDIDATES THAT APPLY ON THE UA JOBSITE WILL BE CONSIDERED.

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Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

We invite applications for the above permanent post effective from 1 January 2019 or soon thereafter. Appointment will take place at the Senior Lecturer level in alignment with the Humanities Faculty's criteria for promotion. The successful applicant will be expected to assume primary responsibilities in postgraduate research supervision as well as in LIS teaching with specialist responsibilities in areas such as teaching and learning for LIS professionals; knowledge classification, ontologies and metadata management; and, ICTs in the information environment. 

Minimum requirements:

  • A PhD in Library and Information Science (LIS) or related discipline
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience in higher education academic programmes
  • A proven research track record of publications
  • A proven track record of postgraduate supervision in aspects of LIS or related areas
  • Evidence of understanding of the current scholarly communication terrain and the application of digital technologies in this environment

Advantageous:

  • Work experience in a library or information organising agency

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Supervise postgraduate research (up to PhD level)
  • Teach postgraduate students (PGDipLIS & coursework Masters programmes)
  • Serve as programme convener at the Masters level
  • Contribute to the leadership of the Library and Information Studies Centre
  • Undertake research relevant to LIS and publish in recognised LIS or related journals
  • Contribute to the administration of the Centre

The annual cost of employment, including benefits: R786 717

Application process: To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to recruitment02@uct.ac.za: - UCT Application Form (download at http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/sapweb/forms/hr201.doc) - Motivational letter, and - Curriculum Vitae (CV) 

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Reference number: E18256

Telephone: 021 650 2163

Closing date: 17 July 2018

Departmental website: www.lisc.uct.ac.za

Faculty website: www.humanities.uct.ac.za

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf.

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Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Denison University, Granville, OH

Denison University

Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication Librarian

 

Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capitol, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.

 

We are seeking an Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication Librarian who will support access to Denison University's extensive electronic resources and related library collections through multiple platforms. In this newly-created position, the librarian will also establish routine processes and support structures for the college's institutional repository, collaborating with library staff, faculty, and consortial partners to oversee access to our digital collections.

 

Who You Are:

  • You look forward to joining a team of committed library staff working to provide the best services possible to a liberal arts community.
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative environment to develop programs for an increasingly diverse campus.
  • You are a proactive, tech savvy, and motivated problem-solver.
  • You are adaptable and resilient in an ever changing environment.
  • You are passionate about promoting the use of library collections and services.

 

What You'll Do:

  • Manage and maintain access to electronic resources.
  • Manage and promote our institutional repository and related digital resource platforms.
  • Support ongoing interest in digital scholarship.
  • Collaborate with others and manage multiple priorities and projects.
  • Solve problems within and across platforms.
  • Supervise one library support staff member.

 

Select qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS, or equivalent degree.
  • Experience working with electronic resources.
  • Knowledge of digital repositories, digitization, and metadata.
  • Organizational, planning, communication, and interpersonal skills.

 

To view the full job description and to apply, please visit employment.denison.edu. Applications received by July 9, 2018 will be assured careful consideration; the position is open until filled. This is a full-time, exempt, salaried, position working 40 hours per week on a Monday through Friday schedule, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

 

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide. Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Chair, Cataloging & Discovery Services, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

RANK: Chair and Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

REPORTS TO: Associate Dean, Discovery, Digital Services, and Shared Collections

SALARY: Minimum salary at the Chair and Assistant University Librarian rank, inclusive of administrative stipend $60,300

Minimum salary at the Chair and Associate Librarian rank, inclusive of administrative stipend $65,700

Actual salary will reflect selected professional's experience and credentials

 

REQUISITION #: 507614 

DEADLINE DATE: July 18, 2018 - applications will be reviewed as received

 

Please note that this posting has specific instructions for the submission of application materials - see http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm or the APPLICATION PROCESS section below. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seek applications and nominations for the position of Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services. The department provides descriptions for and access to materials and resources held at the University of Florida in all formats and subjects, including unique and cultural heritage collections. The department collaboratively supports the digital publishing and data curation programs of the Smathers Libraries.

 

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Discovery, Digital Services and Shared Collections, the Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services is a year-round (12-month) tenure track library faculty position which provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for fully integrating emerging cataloging and metadata standards and linked data technologies into academic library cataloging practices. The Chair leads the department in implementing best practices and coordinates ongoing development of departmental staff. The Chair collaborates with departmental colleagues to achieve the department's goals, establish policies and procedures to escalate discoverability of collections in all material formats in accordance with library-wide priorities and support the Smathers Libraries' commitment to cooperative cataloging programs. These initiatives require consultation throughout the department and the Libraries and considerable delegation of responsibilities to project groups. Additionally, this position is a key member of the Libraries' management team, ensuring organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and development of policies for library operations that are attentive to users' experience.

 

The department is actively engaged in national and international standards development. The successful candidate will be a forward thinking leader who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the progressive nature of librarianship, the format of library collections, and the role of cataloging and metadata in extending discovery for library users, as exemplified by the Smathers Libraries' innovative machine-assisted indexing project. The Cataloging and Discovery Services Department is active in the national and international cooperative cataloging initiatives of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) -- BIBCO, NACO, SACO, and CONSER. The expectation is that continued strong participation in these programs by the department will serve to help shape, transform, and advance the purpose of cataloging and discovery.

 

The Chair will include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society. This position will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads cataloging and discovery services operations by setting well-articulated goals in congruence with the Libraries' strategic objectives; coordinates communications related to department activities; regularly measures outputs through monthly statistical reports; and routinely evaluates needed resources.
  • Directs the work of the units comprising the department of 10 personnel, including evaluating the department's operational effectiveness through periodic reports, annual performance evaluations, staff development, and solicits feedback from key personnel who work with the department.
  • Fosters a collaborative approach to achieving the department's goals, establishing policies and procedures to integrate and enhance discoverability of the collections in all material formats in accordance with library priorities and supporting the Smathers Libraries' commitment to cooperative cataloging programs. These initiatives require consultation throughout the department and the Libraries and considerable delegation of responsibilities to project groups.
  • Provides leadership in cataloging and metadata standards and services, promotes emerging digital information environments, and effective access to materials.
  • Leads the department in system implementations, and works with other departments throughout the Libraries to ensure that Cataloging and Discovery Services is meeting demonstrated user needs.
  • Leads the department's support of digitization projects. Ensures that workflows and projects produce appropriate metadata schemes, creates and revises metadata for digital products, derives metadata from authoritative bibliographic tools and sources, across a broad range of material (manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, maps, datasets, prints and drawings, rare books, and archival material) to support the Libraries' digitization initiatives.
  • Coordinates agreements with representatives of the cooperative cataloging programs in which the Smathers Libraries participates, including assuming primary responsibility for assessing performance and representing Smathers Libraries in negotiating terms and conditions of commitments.
  • Researches, analyzes and integrates cataloging trends in information management.
  • Maintains active involvement in appropriate professional and subject related organizations. Professional activity and leadership is expected in identifying and discussing cataloging issues with colleagues throughout the world.
  • Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or other relevant advanced degree.
  • Appointment at the Assistant University Librarian rank requires a minimum of four years of experience in an academic research library; and appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires a minimum of eight years of direct experience in an academic research library.
  • Demonstrated leadership role in an information environment.
  • Strong management portfolio with experience leading change, supervising and promoting collaboration, and fostering staff professional development and growth.
  • Expertise in national metadata content standards (e.g., RDA, AACR2, DACS, etc.), expertise in MARC and non-MARC encoding/structural standards (e.g. MODS, XML, EAD, etc.), or expertise in integration of emerging standards related to machine-readability.
  • Expertise necessary to enhance the discoverability of information resources, including the use of machine-assisted indexing and metadata enhancement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digitization practices related to cataloging.
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators and the general public.
  • Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion (outlined at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/cdh).
  • Initiative, flexibility and the ability to adapt to a complex, rapidly changing academic environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with the linked data environment, including emerging library initiatives (e.g. BIBFRAME) and name identifier systems (e.g., ORCID, ISNI).
  • Working knowledge of a foreign language.
  • Experience contributing bibliographic and authority records using national PCC standards or other programs for descriptive, structural, and administrative metadata.
  • Experience using metrics to assess effectiveness.
  • Experience working in an environment advancing digital initiatives.
  • Record reflecting substantive scholarship and research.

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state's oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities and won the 2018 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. UF was ranked 9th among public universities in Forbes' "America's Best Employers 2015" and 9th among "Top Public Schools" in U.S. News and World in 2017. UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. In 2013 the Florida Legislature designated UF as the state's preeminent institution which grew into an opportunity to achieve national and international recognition for the University's work in serving students and the world. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853 and is now one of the largest universities in the nation, with more than 50,000 students. For more information, please consult the UF homepage at http://www.ufl.edu.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LIBRARIES

The libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida. The UF Libraries consist of seven libraries on the Gainesville campus and three off-campus facilities; six of the campus libraries, and all of the off-site facilities, are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The remaining library is the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. Collectively, the UF Libraries (the Smathers Libraries and the Legal Information Center) hold or provide access to over 6 million print volumes, 8.1 million microfilms, 1.5 million e-books, over 145,000 full-text electronic journals, 827 electronic databases, 1.3 million documents and 1.4 million maps and images.

 

The UF Libraries have built a number of nationally significant research collections, including the Latin American, Judaica, Florida History, Children's Literature, and Maps and Imagery collections. The UF Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The library staff consists of more than 300 FTE librarians, technical/clerical staff and student assistants. The organizational chart is available at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/orgchart.pdf.

 

The George A. Smathers Libraries are strong advocates for inclusion and intellectual freedom. The Libraries' commitment to both is articulated in the Inclusion Statement and Intellectual Freedom Statement, both of which are posted at http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/InclusionAndIntellectualFreedom.

 

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Edward Cornell Law Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Description

Cornell University seeks an experienced and innovative academic leader to serve as director of its Law Library. The director provides strategic vision, fiscal stewardship, operational management, and ensures outstanding service to faculty and students in the Law School. In order to support the teaching, research, and outreach mission, the director builds collaborative relationships across the Law School, within the Cornell University Library system, and throughout the profession. The director works closely with the Dean and Vice Dean of the Law School, the Cornell University Library administration, and the Law faculty to understand the current and anticipated needs of the community. Within the Law Library, the director leads a dynamic team of service-oriented librarians and support staff to develop a compelling and cohesive vision for the Law Library.

The director is responsible for the following:

  • Setting the strategic directions for the Law Library.
  • Overseeing a staff of 20.5 FTE, the Law Library, and an extensive collection of print and digital materials.
  • Overseeing a robust instructional program, including advanced legal research courses and a clinic.
  • Developing collaborative relationships with the faculty, particularly in areas related to information services.
  • Participating in the University Library's management teams and contributes substantively to its strategic initiatives.
  • Providing leadership and working collaboratively with staff in Alumni Affairs and Development to identify and cultivate relationships with donors and alumni of the Law School.

As a member of the Law School faculty, the director has a unique opportunity to develop services that support the evolving curriculum and align Law Library programs to enhance and promote faculty scholarship. The director reports jointly to the Dean of the Law School and the University Librarian.

Requirements:
Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and work successfully with a team of staff within a law school setting. Excellent communication skills, compelling vision, and the ability to foster effective working relationships with faculty, students, staff, and donors. The successful candidate should have at least five years of increasingly responsible management and leadership experience in a law library, an understanding of trends related to a rapidly evolving information environment, and a record of active engagement in scholarship and the profession. A J.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited institution and an M.L.S. degree or equivalent are required.

Benefits:
Competitive in salary, rank, professional development support, and benefits. Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions.

Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Visit http://www.unyherc.org/home/index.cfm?site_id=671 to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

Application Procedure:
Please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until June 26, 2018. Initial interviews can be conducted at the Annual AALL Conference, July 14-17, in Baltimore, MD.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

For More Information:
For general inquiries about this position, please contact Liz Flint, Director of Human Resources, Cornell Law School, at liz.flint@cornell.edu. For additional information or confidential inquiries, please contact the chair of the Law Library Director Search Committee, Jens Ohlin, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, at jdo43@cornell.edu.

Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

The Law Library houses rich and extensive print and digital collections, and promotes an engaging work environment that supports the use of new technologies and a tradition of excellent services. The Law Library instruction program includes a clinic managed by the Library (the Legal Research Clinic), for-credit advanced legal research courses, and first-year J. D. and international graduate student legal research. The Law Library additionally partners in open access collaborative initiatives such as LawArXiv and Global Online Access to Legal Information (GOALI). Professionals and support staff work closely with the Law School and the University Library. The Law Library is part of the Cornell University Library (CUL) system.

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 opening 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, flexible work options.

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

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Assistant Professor/Student Success Librarian, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Description

The University of Dayton seeks an innovative, collaborative, forward-thinking, and service-oriented professional to serve as its new Student Success Librarian. Emerging research shows that libraries can have a positive impact on retention and student outcomes. The Student Success Librarian will collaborate with library colleagues and campus stakeholders to create programs and services designed to improve student success and retention with an emphasis on underrepresented and first-generation students. The successful candidate for this position is expected to be strongly interested in engaging students from diverse backgrounds in addition to supporting student success initiatives at the University of Dayton.

Responsibilities of Student Success Librarian

  • Cultivates and sustains collaborative relationships with campus units and programs that support academic preparedness, student learning, retention and success such as the Office for Multicultural Affairs, the Center for International Programs, New Student Programs, Office of Learning Resources, and others
  • Serves on campus committees charged with improving student success and retention
  • Serves as a member of Libraries' Research, Instruction and Marketing & Outreach Teams
  • Provides research consultation and library instruction
  • Conducts research and disseminates the findings through publication in peer reviewed journals, major national meetings, and other venues
  • Serves on various library, university and professional committees

This is a full-time faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure- track) reporting to the Director of Education & Information Delivery. The University Libraries provide significant professional support to tenure-track librarians. Salary: $50,000 minimum. Appointment level and salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits along with 22 days of vacation per year. The University of Dayton offers educational opportunities to faculty and staff, as well as many athletic, performing arts and scholarly events. Excellent benefits along with 22 days of vacation per year.

To apply, submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The cover letter must address how you meet each of the required qualifications and a brief statement of research interests. The curriculum vitae must include contact information for three references. For individuals applying prior to completing their MLS degree, please submit a copy of an unofficial transcript.

Apply online at http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/26143 Applications must be received by June 29, 2018.

Applications must be received by June 29, 2018. Anticipated starting period will be in the Fall term of 2018.

The Dayton region offers a wide variety of housing options and a rich menu of arts and culture including opera, ballet, philharmonic, theater, an art institute and more. The Dayton area is home to the largest network of paved bike/recreation trails in the United States, along with the popular Link Dayton bike-share program. The metropolitan area has an abundance of high-quality public and private education options, and the city's "Welcome Dayton" immigrant-friendly initiative has deepened the region's ethnic and cultural diversity.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic Research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 33 credit hours completed towards an MLS from an ALA- accredited program or its international equivalent at the time of application, with an expected graduation of August 2018
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet University Libraries' promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, and service
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a ollaborative team with faculty, staff and a growing culturally diverse campus population
  • Experience working with diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated background of outreach or programming to undergraduate student populations, especially to lower division students
  • Experience engaging with campus units and programs external from the library
  • Active engagement in professional development activities as they relate to student success initiatives
  • A record of scholar contributions and achievements in the library profession
  • Evidence showcasing the ability to adapt to rapid change while exercising creativity and initiative
  • Teaching experience, especially in an academic library setting
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with assessment practices or statistical packages
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong service orientation
  • Demonstrated success in developing and leading projects
  • Appreciation for the University's Catholic and Marianist educational values

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Adult Services Manager, Teton County Library, Jackson, WY

Description

The Adult Services Manager is responsible for supervising the library's reference/information and reading conversation functions; developing, mentoring and leading staff; overseeing adult materials collection development, including the library's robust digital content offerings; leading responsive customer service initiatives with a focus on the user experience; developing and promoting adult library programs for new adults through seniors; collaborating and engaging with community groups and stakeholders; and, implementing and evaluating the library's strategic plan.

Please view the position bulletin at http://www.tetoncountywy.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6804

 

Requirements

To be considered, candidates must have a Masters Degree in Library Information Science; four years of professional librarian experience, including supervisory and program management experience; strong communication and technology skills; and must be skilled in decision making, critical thinking, evaluating situations and taking action. The successful candidate will be collaborative in nature, confident, competent, fair and equitable, and demonstrate ability to mentor, motivate and inspire. The Teton County Library Foundation offers a generous relocation package and optional house assistance program.

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Geospatial Information Librarian, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Geospatial Information Librarian

The Geospatial Information Librarian is a forward-focused individual who will grow the Libraries' GIS services program. This librarian will be an expert in applying geospatial concepts and techniques to the research agendas of faculty and students, will enhance curricula, and support research innovation across the University relating to spatial, numerical and visual thinking. The librarian will design and deliver consulting services to faculty and students using spatial data in a wide range of units across the University, and will collaborate with other units providing GIS support.

The Librarian will work closely with Data Management Services Librarian, the Digital Humanities Librarian, the Head of Teaching and Learning, the Collection Strategist, and others throughout University Libraries to increase understanding of geospatial data issues pertaining to research and teaching throughout the Libraries and on campus at large. The librarian will be responsible for developing, curating, teaching and assessing geospatial data collections and associated software for their use in enhancing course development and research innovation. The Librarian will report to the Head of Research Services and be part of the University Libraries' Research Commons (http://library.osu.edu/researchcommons).

The Librarian will be committed to advancing efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in the library, the university, and in professional contexts. The Librarian will have a capacity to thrive in a changing work environment and fulfill position expectations as outlined below.

Responsibilities:

  • Enhance the robust GIS program based on analysis of constituent needs throughout the University.
  • Market and promote the GIS program in context of other value-added services provided by the Libraries.
  • Build on OSUL's strength in instruction and classroom engagement across the University to promote curricular enhancements for both in person and online instruction focused on spatial and visual thinking.
  • Support data visualization activities by promoting techniques associated with specialized, evolving data tools for spatial applications.
  • Engage with other campus units with geospatial and statistical services such as OSU's Enterprise GIS program and the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA).
  • Collaborate with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry and the Honors and Scholars program as well as other teaching and learning partners across the University, in order to promote the GIS program for student research projects.
  • Work closely with the Data Management Services Librarian, the Digital Humanities Librarian, subject librarians, the Data Visualization Specialist, and others in University Libraries to increase understanding of geospatial and data issues pertaining to research and teaching.
  • Anticipate and respond to users' research and information needs throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Represent the Libraries at consortial, specifically Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), and other meetings concerning geospatial data issues.

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master's degree or a comparable graduate degree from a non-US university (reviewed on a case-by-case basis) with evidence of a strong background in GIS, or a terminal degree in a relevant geospatial field with evidence of experience in information or knowledge management and services.
  • Demonstrated ability with desktop and web GIS and mapping software (such as ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth, Carto) and experience with its applications in research and
  • Knowledge of the organization of information and of scholarship in spatial and numerical
  • Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service, which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. https://library.osu.edu/document-registry/docs/356/stream.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with common subscription databases including geospatial data, such as Social Explorer, PolicyMap, and Data-Planet.
  • Experience collecting, analyzing, and incorporating stakeholder feedback for actionable recommendations for program adjustments.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver instruction and support literacy within geospatial courses and curricula.

Discover Ohio State:

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

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

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

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

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

Appointment:

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

Benefits:

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

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

Join Us!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by June 24, 2018. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary requirements to Randall McKenzie, mckenzie.87@osu.edu. Please include Geospatial Information Librarian in the subject field.

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

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Library Director, Wilmette Public Library, Wilmette, IL

"Shaping the Future"-if this speaks to you, the Wilmette Public Library (IL) invites you to apply for the Library Director position. Be a part of a Library that has re-envisioned its future through its 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. The next Director will pioneer library services and programs into the future, shaping the strategic plan, while preserving valued traditions. The Wilmette Public Library, governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, is an active, vital piece of the Wilmette community. Serving more than 27,000 residents, the Library has 18,000 active cardholders, an operating budget of $5.5 million dollars, and nearly 100 staff members. More than 1,000 people visit the library each day and the library circulates more than 700,000 items annually. The ideal candidate is a team-builder with a track record of leading libraries through times of transition, implementing new technologies, and connecting staff, board, and other stakeholders. The Library values both innovation and tradition, and the Board seeks a candidate who can integrate new initiatives and services into a respected and beloved community institution.

Wilmette, located alongside Lake Michigan, is a vibrant community that values education and lifelong-learning, and is highly invested in library service. The community has deep ties to culture, arts, and life-long learning, benefiting from local theater groups, an involved arts community, being two suburbs north of Chicago, and nearby Northwestern University. Recreational opportunities include twenty parks and swimming/sailing beaches, lively shopping and excellent restaurants. In 2015, Wilmette was ranked the best place to live in Illinois based on a variety of factors including its low unemployment rate, median income, low housing vacancy rate, high education expenditures per student, low crime, and short commute times. For more information on the Library and Wilmette, please see Wilmette Links.

Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for implementing the Library's mission, overseeing Library operations, and providing leadership to staff. This position serves as the head of a 10-person leadership team, and will oversee Library operations including finances, personnel, facilities, services and programs. The Director will supervise the implementation and evaluation of current and future strategic plans. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees in accordance with policies set by the Board.

Compensation: A starting salary range of $110,000 - 135,000 (with placement negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an exceptional fringe benefits package.

For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller on or before the closing date of July 15, 2018.

Requirements

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Master's in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of professional progressively responsible work with three years in a leadership role. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated record of coaching and mentorship, budgeting and finance, facilities management, and an outstanding customer service philosophy. Experience as a director in a comparable library is preferred.

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Assistant Librarian, Systems & Development, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden

The World Maritime University (WMU) is a postgraduate and research university established in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization, the maritime agency of the United Nations. WMU offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Professional Development Courses (PDCs) with the highest standards in maritime and oceans education and training. WMU also has a highly respected research programme supported by specialized research groups across the maritime and ocean fields.

The Assistant Librarian position is located in the Faculty unit at WMU's headquarters in Malmö, Sweden.

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the University Librarian to provide library technical support for the university curriculum, faculty research and the research of the Global Ocean Institute; develop and maintain online systems for hosting, managing and sharing data and information services between university research projects and the maritime and oceans community, to include applicable government agencies and agencies of the United Nations, other universities and research institutes, and key partners in industry; follow emerging technologies and make recommendations of those that can be exploited to enhance the university's library services; and perform general library work as needed on behalf of a diverse student body and faculty.

As a member of the library professional staff at WMU, the incumbent will work to keep WMU positioned as an academic institution of excellence, help advance the institution and build its reputation in the relevant field of expertise.

The Assistant Librarian, Systems & Development, is expected, under the supervision of the University Librarian, to:

  • Manage continuous development cycle of library's public information portal based on emerging standards of authentication and authorization, and integration of third party databases and local resources via federated searching, data meshing, and/or social linking; enhance user interfaces as required using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and APIs.
  • Develop bespoke data and metadata storage solutions in support of University and Ocean Institute research.
  • Assist IT staff in managing library's cloud servers, databases, storage buckets, and Platform as a Service application code; provide primary system support for library applications, to include Integrated Library System, Library Web site, Unified Discovery Service, Identity services (Google SAML, Oauth and OpenAthens), URL Resolver, and digital repository.
  • Write automation scripts for statistical reporting, data migrations and batch modifications; write API and web scripts to link services and/or enhance interfaces to library systems.
  • Assist with reference and circulation duties, and take responsibility for one or more areas of collection development (e.g., Maritime Law, Shipping & Logistics, Port Management).
  • Provide classroom instruction in library technologies.
  • Collaborate with library and distance learning staffs to produce library training videos.
  • Serve as primary point of contact with library vendors for technological issues; advise university IT on library technology matters; assist in general university lT as needed.
  • Represent university library in library technology forums; participate in FOLIO and other library development communities.

This vacancy is open to male and female candidates. WMU seeks to increase the number of women at all levels and, therefore, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. WMU will make every effort to facilitate the employment of persons with disabilities.

The position offers an attractive salary (P1 Grade of the ICSC salary scale), free of income tax in Sweden, a benefits package and relocation expenses. Applicants must fill in the Personal History Form, which can be found at http://wmu.se/vacancies. Should send a letter of interest, a complete CV, and the contact information of three referees to Marco Batista, Head of Human Resources (mb@wmu.se). Deadline for Applications: 30 June 2018.

Requirements

Education

Master's degree in library, information, or computer science, or a bachelor's degree and four years' applicable experience.

Experience

Strong background in information science, data storage and retrieval, and web development in a library or research environment.

Essential

  • Strong programming skills in at least two of the following server-side languages: Python, PhP, Ruby, Perl, Java and/or Node.js.
  • Client-side programming experience using Javascript libraries and frameworks. ● Knowledge of one or more Open Source indexing systems (e.g., Solr, Sphinx, Zebra).
  • Proficiency in SQL and NoSQL data storage, retrieval and editing.
  • Proficiency in JSON and XML markup formats.
  • Proficiency in LAMP and MEAN stack deployment and administration.
  • Working knowledge of Dublin Core metadata, MARC and MARC.XML bibliographic and authority standards.
  • Experience with SAML, Oauth or other major authentication and authorization protocols.
  • Experience working in an academic library or research organization.

Desirable

  • Development experience using Platform as a Service and cloud-based microservices.
  • Working knowledge of YAZ, Z39.50, SRU, and OAI-PMH protocols. ● Google Apps Script writing experience.
  • Experience managing an Integrated Library System.
  • Interest in Big Data, Internet of Things and Blockchain technologies.

Languages

  • Excellent command of English both spoken and written.
  • Knowledge of another UN language would be an advantage.

Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent developer skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of library related software and services
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a professional library team.
  • Effective organizational skills to manage time and priorities in development and administrative duties as appropriate.
  • Ability to act as point of contact for patrons and vendors to troubleshoot library technical issues.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
  • Ability to deal with administrative matters as appropriate to status and with reference to other colleagues within WMU.

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Executive Director, Garfield County Libraries, Rifle, CO

Garfield County Libraries
Rifle, Colorado

Executive Director
Annual salary range: $83,200 - $104,000
The library offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Application deadline: Monday, June 11, 2018

Garfield County is located in western Colorado, where outdoor recreation opportunities abound. It is home to the second largest designated wilderness area in Colorado, the world's largest mineral hot springs pool, and Hanging Lake, which was designated as a National Natural Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior in 2011. While rural, most towns are located on I-70 and have easy access to larger population centers. Garfield County is only an hour's drive from the world-class resorts of Aspen and Vail. Powered by natural resources, agriculture, tourism, and retail, Garfield County attracts people of all ages for work, retirement, and play. While located in Garfield County, the Garfield County Public Library District is a distinct entity separate from Garfield County government. This is a unique opportunity for a proven, visionary leader to have a significant impact on an exceptional library district and community, in partnership with a bright and committed staff.

Under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director plans, develops, directs, and leads the operations and activities of the Library District including recommending, implementing, and administering policy in support of the Library's mission, vision, and values. The ideal candidate will be a library champion capable of inspiring and advocating for an engaged community and a committed library staff; a relationship builder and effective communicator able to serve as the face of the libraries; a proven administrator capable of implementing a strategic plan and leading the charge for new funding; and a collaborative, trustworthy, and empathetic manager with a strong work ethic who can support a high-performing team with respect and openness. The Executive Director leads a team of 48 staff (includes 7 direct reports) and an operating budget of approximately $4.8 million.

A Master's degree in Library Science, Public Administration or Business Administration plus five to seven years of increasing levels of responsibility in public administration for a non-profit or governmental agency is required. Experience must have included managing a multi-branch or large, complex single library. Possession of a graduate library degree is preferred, as is experience working with a governing board or council. Preference will also be given to public administration experience in a library environment and to experience managing and successfully achieving ballot measures. Fluency in Spanish is desirable.

To apply for this rewarding position, please submit a cover letter, current salary and résumé (showing size of staff and budgets managed, and both years and months of current and prior employment dates), six work-related references and current salary. Apply and upload your materials by visiting: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=346

For additional information about this position, please contact:
Gloria Timmons
CPS HR Consulting
Tel: 916 471-3461

To view an online brochure for this position visit: www.cpshr.us/search
Garfield County Libraries website: www.gcpld.org

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Associate Director, Reese Library, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Job ID# 14293

Position# 10737

University Libraries, Reese Library, Summerville Campus

The University Libraries at Augusta University are building a team of collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to students, faculty, and community. The primary focus of this non-tenure track faculty position is to serve as Associate Director of Reese Library, serving a primarily undergraduate campus of Augusta University. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated, committed to problem solving, collegial, and dedicated to building the university into a comprehensive research university. The position oversees management of the unit, supervising approximately 25 faculty and staff.

Working under the supervision of the Director of University Libraries, the Associate Director of Reese Library will be a member of the Director's Leadership Team that assumes responsibility for collaborative leadership, management, and decision making. The Reese Library Associate Director will play an active role in defining and implementing the strategic goals for advancing library programs and services in support of the university's rapidly evolving research, education, and public service mission.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Libraries and other campus administrators, students, faculty, and staff to ensure the highest levels of professional library services and academic support.
  • Recruit, develop, and retain qualified and engaged academic support employees.
  • Support the library faculty in their teaching, research, and student learning objectives.
  • Promote the use of library facilities and resources, recognizing that Reese Library exists within national, university, and local communities.
  • Maintain a strong library assessment and evaluation environment and lead the library in strategic planning activities.
  • Oversee the Reese Library budget, following Board of Regents and Augusta University standards.
  • Seek out and apply for additional funding opportunities such as national grants.
  • Serve the university on campus, regional, and national committees, including accreditation efforts.
  • Participate in shared governance.

Minimum Requirements

  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master's degree.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with University Libraries' faculty and staff, as well as other University departments.
  • Clear understanding of emerging technologies and their application into the services and administration of the library.
  • Understanding of issues and trends within undergraduate higher education.
  • Extensive experience with integrated library systems.
  • 5 years post-MLIS progressively responsible experience.

Note: The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of a transcript.

Highly Desirable

  • Advanced degree.
  • Library instruction/reference experience.
  • Knowledge of management of a Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).
  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma.
  • Ability to analyze statistical reports and make evidence-based recommendations.
  • Experience with policy development.

Other Information

Generous benefits include a competitive health package, Tuition Assistance Program, campus wellness facilities, Perks at Work discount program, Teachers' Retirement System, and other retirement options. Support for professional development is also available.

Augusta is a vibrant community with an affordable cost of living. Schools in the area are desirable and include several magnet schools. Augusta University is developing a new Cyber Institute in town in partnership with the local Army base. Augusta hosts the annual Masters Golf Tournament as well as an annual ironman competition. It also has a lively arts community and is the home of the Greenjackets minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Augusta is near other attractive communities to visit such as Atlanta, Savannah, Columbia, SC and Asheville, NC.

How to Apply

In order to be formally considered for employment at Augusta University, applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty/and must include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references.

Salary range is $75,000-$85,000 and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin June 4, 2018.

To update your CV or provide additional information after you have applied online, please scan and email this information to Ginny Durham at vidurham@augusta.edu. The subject line of your email should include the Job ID number and title of the position for which you applied.

EEO/AA Statement

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Conditions of Employment

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and-family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.

Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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Acquisitions Librarian, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University seeks a pro-active and analytical Acquisitions Librarian for a tenure-track faculty appointment. The Acquisitions Librarian leads the business processes for acquiring library resources for general collections, Special Collections, and Area Studies. This role has an emphasis on one-time and profile-based transactions that do not require distinct licenses. The Acquisitions Librarian develops efficient and effective practices to support the evolving environment of collection development and acquisitions. Works under the direction of the Acquisitions and Discovery Strategist and collaboratively across University Libraries to develop innovative processes throughout the lifecycle of library collections.

The Acquisitions Librarian will join the University Libraries during an exciting period of pivotal transition as we implement a new strategic plan aligned with the University's priorities. University Libraries is actively building a new discovery environment to ensure a user-centered experience of seamless discovery, access, and delivery of library resources.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the acquisition of monographs (including firm order e-books) and tangible materials for the collections using one-time, approval, and use-driven collections budgets. Develop and manage efficient workflows. Integrate acquisitions with cataloging workflows, including vendor services and rapid copy cataloging.
  • Ensure that resources are acquired in a timely, fiscally responsible, and effective manner that complies with University legal and financial policies and requirements.
  • Develop and sustain productive relationships with internal and external agents in the business cycle, including campus fiscal offices, multiple library consortia, and vendors.
  • Monitor contracts and evaluate services.
  • Engage as member of the leadership team of the Acquisitions and Discovery program to optimize access to library collections. Partners with stakeholders, particularly the Collections Strategist and Electronic Resources Officer, to advance the goals of the Libraries.
  • Manage staffing resources in the unit.
  • Participate actively on library-wide committees, task forces and teams, and represents the University Libraries in consortial partnerships, including OhioLINK and Big Ten Academic Alliance.
  • Contribute to developments in the field of acquisitions librarianship through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues.

Discover Ohio State:

For 147 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

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

University Libraries promotes innovative research and creative expression, advances effective teaching, curates and preserves information essential for scholarship and learning at Ohio State, and shares knowledge and culture with the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world. Our libraries provide access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online resources available anytime anywhere, and special collections of exceptional quality and distinction. University Libraries participates actively in OhioLINK and Big Ten Academic Alliance. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu.

Appointment:

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

Benefits:

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

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

Join Us!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by June 17, 2018. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary history and requirements to Randall McKenzie at mckenzie.87@osu.edu. Please include "Acquisitions Librarian" in the subject field.

Contact Information: Randall McKenzie, Human Resources Specialist, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-6133.

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

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master's degree, a master's degree with specialization in archives, a master's degree in museum studies or a comparable graduate degree in one of the above fields from a non-U.S. university, reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging issues, trends, workflows, business models and best practices in the changing landscape of library acquisitions, gained through at least two years of experience.
  • Experience with applying institutional rules and regulations for procurement.
  • Experience in project planning, workflow development, and/or writing documentation.
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills, including complex problem solving.
  • Commitment to the Libraries' values of discovery, connection, equity, integrity, and stewardship.
  • Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience contributing to library consortia activities.
  • Success in leading change initiatives.
  • Success in reviewing workflows and redeveloping work.
  • Experience managing contracts.
  • Experience developing productive vendor relationships.
  • Experience with batch loading records.
  • Experience hiring, training, assessing employees.
  • Knowledge of electronic resources lifecycle.
  • Reading knowledge of language(s) in addition to English.

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Head of the Government Information Library, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Boulder, CO

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Head of the Government Information Library. This tenure track position reports to the Director of Social Sciences and will lead the Government Information Library unit. The Head of the Government Information Library will be the primary contact for the Selective Depository Libraries in the state, provide FDLP outreach, public access, support services, and serve as the primary liaison to the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) in matters relating to the Libraries' service as a Regional Federal Depository Library. Day to day responsibilities include direct supervision, general Government Information reference assistance, instruction, specialized research consultations, and collaboration in the development and management of the Government Information collection. A significant part of the responsibilities of this position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Appointment and Salary:

Successful candidates will be appointed as full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty members. Rank will depend upon professional experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience and consistent with ARL averages for similar positions. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by June 8, 2018, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 13660) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator. The full position description can be viewed at https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/jobs-opportunities.

Direct Link to Apply: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=13660&lang=en

The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building and retaining a diverse workforce to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of developing and learning. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

About the University and Libraries:

As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)--and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region--we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877--attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.

Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank. The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

About Boulder, Colorado:

Boulder and the surrounding area is known as one of the best places to live because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere. At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest. Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space and trails.

Requirements:

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:

  • Ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion.
  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
  • Understanding of the Federal Depository Library Program.
  • Experience working with government documents.
  • Knowledge of bibliographic control policies and standards for government publications.
  • Leadership, initiative, and project management skills.
  • Knowledge of current trends in academic and scholarly resource management, including digital projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service.

Desirable Qualifications:

Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:

  • Experience working with faculty, staff, students, administrators, or the general public in a government information setting.
  • Coursework or experience in collection management.
  • Experience in reference and instruction.
  • Ability to foster working partnerships with academic departments and other units across campus communities.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of new services or technologies into information services.
  • Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication and open access.

 

Job Information
  • Boulder, Colorado, 80309, United States
  • 41168027
  • May 18, 2018
  • Head of the Government Information Library
  • University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
  • Academic/Research (College/University)
  • Government Documents
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master's Degree
  • 0-1 Year
  • None

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    Public Services Director, Dayton Metro Library, Dayton, OH

    Public Services Director

    Dayton Metro Library

    It is an exciting time to be part of the Dayton Metro Library Team! DML is in the process of renovating or replacing all branch facilities and the Main Library thanks to a $187 million bond issue. We are halfway through our building plan, with 8 more branches to come online in the next few years. DML has two Public Services Directors who report to the Deputy Executive Director. Each oversees one half of our branches. We are seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative, self-aware, professional leader who values and understands the Library's contribution to our communities. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication, management and advocacy skills. This leader will have a superb track record of building and sustaining outstanding teams by providing effective coaching to staff and guidance through change. We invite you to visit http://www.daytonmetrolibrary.org to discover all of our amazing initiatives and activities!

     

    Essential Job Duties

    • Establishes goals and objectives for public service and public services managers that support the Library's mission.
    • Hires, supervises, coaches and monitors the development and utilization of public service managers as assigned. Prepares annual performance appraisals as scheduled.
    • Regularly meets with direct reports and visits agencies to provide leadership to managers and staff, to evaluate services, and to ensure the efficient, effective delivery of services to patrons. Analyzes requests and problems and presents recommendations to Deputy Executive Director. Serves as the primary channel of communication between the Deputy Executive Director and public service staff.
    • Acts as a leader to facilitate change. Works with public services managers to create positive change management. Maintains a current knowledge of operations.
    • Develops and maintains rapport with community organizations. Serves on local committees and acts as a liaison to community organizations. Identifies library needs in the community, and works with public services managers to establish priorities and programs for diverse populations to meet these needs.
    • Ensures the establishment, preparation and implementation of assigned budgets.
    • Works with non-public service managers and administrators to ensure support of public services, provision of needed equipment and services, maintenance of facilities and security.
    • Assists with system-wide decision making through consistent information sharing, regular attendance at manager's meetings and service on committees. Serves as a member of the Deputy Executive Director's cabinet. Participates in the determination of overall administrative policies.
    • Implements Library policies and procedures at the department level. Participates in policy revision and in the formulation of policies and procedures. Interprets Library policies to staff with a patron-responsive management perspective.

    Requirements
    • Ability to plan, schedule, and oversee operations and personnel of the assigned locations.
    • Thorough knowledge of professional principles, practices, and methods of library science and administration.
    • Knowledge and familiarity with adult, children, and young adult, print, non-print and electronic materials and information resources.
    • Knowledge of management principles required to coordinate a system-wide function.
    • Ability to hire, train, evaluate, motivate and lead staff.
    • Ability to prepare and administer budgets.
    • Valid Ohio driver's license and acceptable motor vehicle record required
    • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required
    • Four to ten years of increasingly responsible experience at a professional level that includes work in branch and extension services with a minimum of three years supervisory experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by June 1, 2018.

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    State Librarian, State Library of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

    The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources seeks a visionary, energetic leader to serve as State Librarian at the State Library of North Carolina.

    This position is located at the State Library of North Carolina, in the Archives and History/State Library Building at 109 East Jones Street in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Agency and Division Information:
    The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries, and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state's diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.

    The State Library of North Carolina (SLNC) is the principal library of state government, with a mission to build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina and to provide access to specialized collections for its residents. The State Library is comprised of three major programs: the Government and Heritage Library (GHL), the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), and Library Development (LD).

    The GHL provides services and information related to North Carolina government, history, demographics, statistics, and cultural heritage. It is the permanent repository for state agency publications and collects, preserves, and provides public access to current and historical state publications in print and digital formats. The GHL consists of two units, Content and Information Delivery (reference, access, education and outreach, and digital information management services), and Content Management and Access (cataloging, collection development, State Publications Clearinghouse, and acquisitions). The GHL is a member of NC Cardinal, a consortium of North Carolina public libraries that share an online catalog and integrated library system (ILS), and share resources with member libraries.

    The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) provides library programs and services to North Carolinians who cannot read standard print due to a visual or physical disability. The NCLBPH is a part of the network of regional libraries operated by the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) that performs the functions of a public library. The library circulates 500,000 volumes annually to over 12,000+ eligible patrons through special deposit collections in libraries, hospitals, rest homes, and other institutions and the direct delivery of specially designed playback equipment and books and magazines in large print, Braille, and audio formats to individuals directly free of charge via U.S. Mail. The library manages a volunteer services program, records local North Carolina publications and magazines for circulation, publishes and distributes quarterly library newsletters, and sponsors reading and other library programs and a descriptive video service with support from the Friends of the NCLBPH.

    The Library Development section provides statewide programs, services and resources for the entire library community in North Carolina. Library Development works to fulfill the vision of the State Library of North Carolina in which all North Carolinians have access to exceptional services and to the information resources they need to achieve their personal, educational and professional goals by thoughtful and well researched administration of statewide projects, programs, special grant programs, library networks, and public library support.

    The Role:
    The State Librarian serves as the primary representative of the State Library of North Carolina and as a representative for libraries across the state. As such, this position works and collaborates with different library types across North Carolina, including public, academic (public and independent), community college, and special. The position also represents North Carolina with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies and is an ex officio member of the NC LIVE Governance Committee and North Carolina Library Association Executive Board. The State Librarian is DNCR's principal representative to the State Library Commission, serves as the primary liaison to public library directors and other members of the North Carolina library community and collaborates with state and local government officials and their staff. The State Librarian works closely with other Divisions within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, as well as with other state agencies, including the Department of Public Instruction, Department of Commerce, and Department of Information Technology. As such, this position regularly attends local, state, regional and national meetings to represent the State Library and North Carolina libraries. Specific duties include:

    State Library Director:

    • Initiating and carrying out strategic planning for the State Library, including the establishment of a long-term vision for the State Library and its programs within the context of the rapidly changing environment of digital media.
    • Establishing goals and objectives for the State Library to efficiently carry out its mission, meeting its mandated functions, and effectively serving state government and the people of North Carolina.
    • Contributing to the departmental strategic plan to ensure that the role of the State Library is incorporated into the overall mission of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
    • Establishing, interpreting and communicating State Library policies and procedures.
    • Directing the organizational development of the State Library in times of varying funding levels, ensuring a balanced and effective organizational structure with trained staff to support its mission.
    • Ensuring that library programs and staffing reflect established and newly evolving library technologies, programs and procedures, and leads change to ensure that the State Library continues to provide innovative, user-driven library resources and services over time.
    • Establishing and carrying out a statewide communication program to promote State Library programs, resources, and services through appearances, written reports, webinars and use of social media as needed.

    Strategic Leadership for North Carolina Libraries

    • Providing strategic leadership of collaborative and statewide programs for the various types of libraries within the State.
    • Determining eligibility requirements for State Aid and State Library services through the rulemaking process; updates NC Administrative Code governing State Library programs as necessary.
    • Serving as ex-officio member and Secretary of the State Library Commission; guiding the development of statewide library policy and public library standards through the Commission and its various committees.
    • Ensuring that the State's public libraries are directed by fully qualified professional librarians through support of the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission.
    • Working with local government at the county and municipal level to ensure the effective establishment and development of public libraries in North Carolina.
    • Informing and advising the Secretary of Cultural Resources on library issues of statewide importance.
    • Establishing partnerships and effective working relationships with national organizations (American Library Association, Institute of Museum & Library Services, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Lyrasis); with state organizations (North Carolina Library Association, North Carolina Public Library Directors Association, Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries, NC LIVE); and with other library support organizations including public library trustees and friends groups at the local level.
    • Preparing and delivering speeches and other presentations regarding issues of importance to North Carolina libraries at international, national, regional, state and local conferences and programs.
    • Advocating for public library funding and the development of libraries in North Carolina in conjunction with the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Legislative Liaison.
    • Advocating for federal funding for libraries through National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C.

    Human Resources and Fiscal Management

    • Supervising the Government and Heritage Library Director, the Library Development Director, the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Director, and the Assistant State Librarian; monitors work performance and administers performance management system according to procedures and schedules.
    • Overseeing the supervision of over 60 State Library employees located in two facilities in Raleigh; leading planning and implementation of organizational development, including organizational structure; staffing level requirements; reduction in force, and other aspects of human resource management;
    • Overseeing the management of fiscal resources to ensure program funds are used effectively and neither over nor under expended; leading planning for the State Library's budget and the federal Grants to States allotment.
    • Administering State Aid to Public Libraries, including the development of eligibility requirements to ensure public libraries meet basic standards and the implementation of a distribution formula that meets the mandate to equalize library services across North Carolina.
    • Administering the allocation and distribution of State Aid allotments to regional, county and municipal public libraries in North Carolina; ensuring that all reporting and audit requirements are met.
    • Administering the federal Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) Grants to States Program annual allotment under the auspices of the Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA); ensures that North Carolina meets all eligibility requirements, determines the uses of federal library funds through the preparation of the required Five-Year Plan, and conducts the required Five-Year Evaluation.
    • Overseeing statewide LSTA-funded programs carried out by the State Library as well as the administration of the State Library's annual competitive grant program available to all eligible public, academic and school libraries in North Carolina.
    • Applying for and overseeing the administration of grant funds from other organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and federal agencies such as the National Endowment for the Humanities. Supervising the Assistant State Librarian who serves as the State Library's Chief Operating Officer.
    Requirements

    Candidate Profile:
    The State Librarian is a visionary leader who is dynamic, collaborative, innovative, and knowledgeable about the challenges and opportunities that exist within diverse library communities and the different roles libraries play in the solutions, especially as they pertain to rural communities. The ideal candidate is a strong communicator who can provide leadership and strategic thinking for the SLNC and its three sections. He or she values and regards diversity and will represent the needs and interests of a variety of people and backgrounds for libraries and communities in North Carolina. The successful candidate will have knowledge and understanding of:

    • Practices and trends in library and information science and in management and administration, issues experienced by public, academic, community college, and special libraries, issues facing urban, suburban, and rural communities within North Carolina.
    • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with local, state, and national organizations to facilitate the accomplishment of project or institutional goals. 
    • The role the State Library plays in assisting and advising regional, county, municipal public library systems across the state and the local governments that support them.
    • Implications and impact of decisions made by the State Library on libraries in North Carolina and their local communities.
    • Promoting library services for all citizens of North Carolina at the local, state and national levels.

    The successful candidate will also have skills and abilities with:

    • Creating strategic and long-range plans for a library, library consortium, or related organization, planning and implementing short and long-term change initiatives in the context of rapidly evolving technologies, complex library services, or challenges such as reorganization or funding changes.
    • Project planning, management, and evaluation to develop innovative, user-oriented library services.
    • Extensive leadership experience working with small rural libraries to large organizations.
    • Writing documents such as white papers and reports on complex issues unique to library and information science that effectively articulate issues, describe alternative actions, and provide recommendations.
    • Delivering speeches and presentations that clearly and concisely present complex and technical information regarding library and information science to audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge.
    • Managing a highly educated workforce of professional and technical experts, and lead initiatives that create a collaborative and high-performance work environment.
    • Overseeing supervisors to ensure compliance with human resources regulations, policies and procedures.
    • Directing budget development, implementation, and management; and ensure compliance with policies and procedures.

    Required for the position:
    Master's degree in Library and Information Science, Library Science, and/or Information Resources and Library Science from an appropriately accredited institution and six years of experience as a professional librarian, three of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree must be received from appropriately accredited (ALA) institutions or regionally accredited programs in North Carolina.

    Management prefers ten years of experience as a professional librarian, with at least five in a leadership, managerial, or administrative capacity, experience working in more than one library type, and at least two years of involvement in a professional organization.

    Applications may be submitted at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/2085552/state-librarian?keywords=state%20librarian&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs or emailed directly to kim.campbell@ncdcr.gov.

    Selected candidate must complete a North Carolina state job application prior to hire. Applications must include a cover letter, three professional references, and a curriculum vitae that includes all relevant professional experience, professional organizations, committees, and other community involvement.

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    Assistant/Associate Museum Librarian, Reader Services, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY

    The Thomas J. Watson Library in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Assistant/Associate Museum Librarian, Reader Services. This full-time position is a special opportunity to contribute to the success of an innovative and productive art library at a world-class museum while learning and applying new skills.

    The Assistant/Associate Museum Librarian, Reader Services takes the lead in managing public service functions that include circulation, stacks management, and collection storage. The Reader Services Librarian facilitates access to the collections by coordinating circulation and access policies for Met staff and outside researchers; manages collection storage and space utilization; ensures that effective security protocols are in place; and serves on a team that coordinates the preservation of the library's print collection. This position has a leadership role in delivering and developing reference and research services for Met staff and outside researchers; this includes training reference staff; leading instructional programs; scheduling service points; and active monitoring and ongoing assessment of reference and access services. This position requires high level competencies of print and online resources in art history and the humanities; strong commitment to public services coupled with a vision for using emerging technologies; and evidence based decision practices to develop and implement the highest standards of access and service.

    The work schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday, 9am-5pm.

    Requirements

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILIES & DUTIES:

    • Takes the lead in managing library operations related to the storage, maintenance and circulation of the libraries' physical collections; this includes managing and monitoring offsite storage (currently 300,000 items with 1,100 transactions per month and an additional 3,000 onsite circulation transactions per month).
    • Monitors and analyzes on and off-site collection storage needs and prepares recommendations for the most effective and economical strategies for collection storage.
    • Ensures effective access to and maintenance of departmental library collections.
    • Develops and maintains best practices and standards related to stacks maintenance and preservation in a large research library. Actively reviews local and national trends to improve efficiencies of stacks and storage operations.
    • Works closely with Book Conservation staff to ensure that the highest standards are maintained in the storage, security, and use of the collection; actively promotes guidelines and standards for the general care, handling and treatment of library materials.
    • Develops in depth knowledge of the circulation functions of the library system and its report generating functions. Analyzes circulation statistics, including collection use data; tracks collection use by museum staff and outside researchers, and provides regular reports.
    • Leads a team that manages an ongoing inventory of Watson Library's collections and works to resolve discrepancies in circulation records, e.g. books not on shelf, missing books, and provides regular status reports.
    • Compiles and analyzes visitor data and coordinates monthly reports on library use by museum staff and outside researchers.
    • Takes the lead in the development, evaluation, implementation, and continuing review of documentation policies and practices for access and reader services; creates training materials and opportunities to ensure excellent customer service; manages education and marketing materials on library resources and services.
    • Participates in the design of surveys and assessments and uses the abundant data available through the library system to improve efficiency and effectiveness of service; assesses needs of library researchers and opportunities for new programs and services by consulting with Museum staff and other researchers.
    • Supervises one full-time position and monitors all public service activities.
    • Provides scheduled reference service in Watson Library (approximately 12 hours per week) as well as research consultations for museum research staff and outside researchers; participates in the library's instruction programs and provides in-depth orientations and presentations for museum staff and for researchers from local institutions.
    • Participates in Nolen Library's reference service and related programs.
    • Works in close collaboration with the Florence and Herbert Irving Associate Chief Librarian to develop and implement programs for staffing service points in Watson and Nolen Library and ensures effective scheduling, monitoring, and continuous assessment and evaluation.
    • Engages in active outreach and marketing of library services and collections and develops presentations and programs for Met staff and other constituencies that highlight instructional programs, and general, special and digital collections.
    • Participates in the selection of print and online resources; works to ensure that the library has the appropriate resources to meet the needs of the staff; reviews usage data on a regular basis and consults with Museum staff and other researchers about their needs.
    • Contributes to the Library's social media efforts including writing blog posts.
    • Participates in Museum and library activities such as Teen's Take the Met, Friends of Watson Library programs and other programming that often take place in the evening.
    • Other related duties.

    REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:

    Experience and Skills:

    • Minimum of three to five years of supervisory and management experience in a research library required.
    • Three to five years of reference and instructional experience in an academic or research library required.
    • Ability to plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the library required.
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and the demonstrated ability to gather and analyze data to inform policies and programs required.
    • A broad knowledge of scholarly resources in art history and the humanities including print and online reference resources, rare books and special collections, and digital collections and initiatives required.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to provide high quality reference services and to make presentations to a broad range of researchers from novice to advanced required.
    • Understanding of the evolving nature of the scholarly communication landscape and experience working with various content providers.
    • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders including curatorial and research staff, fellows, and local academic programs required.
    • Experience or capacity for developing creative and entrepreneurial approaches to promoting and delivering reference, instruction, and outreach services.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with library colleagues and museum staff required.
    • Experience working with content management systems and updating websites required.
    • Ability to adapt to changing organizational priorities and to evolving technological environments required.
    • The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of the future directions of research libraries and be able to articulate this in meaningful ways to colleagues, museum staff, outside researchers.
    • Solid understanding of Social Media platforms and how each platform can be deployed for specific objectives required.

    The Thomas J. Watson Library is the central research library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Reflecting the depth and scope of the Museum's collection, the library collects scholarly material from the art of early antiquity to contemporary art. Like the Museum, the library's holdings are encyclopedic and global in nature and provide a broad range of research materials on Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Asian, Islamic, European and American art. In addition to its extensive collection of monographs, exhibition catalogs and rare books, the library includes 150,000 auction and sale catalogs dating from the eighteenth century to the present day. Watson Library's staff of thirty eight adds nearly 20,000 volumes a year, manages a large collection of electronic resources, and continues to build its digital collections, now comprising over one million pages of online content.

    The Museum's library system includes The Robert Goldwater Library, covering the art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas; Nolen Library, providing materials for all ages on the history of art and also curriculum related material for teachers; The Lehman Collection Library, a collection on European painting and decorative arts; The Joyce F. Menschel Library in the Department of Photographs; The Onassis Library in the Department of Greek and Roman Art; The Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library; and the Cloisters Library for medieval art and related topics. The Museum's departmental libraries contribute to combined holdings of more than one million volumes, a collection unrivaled in depth and coverage for the history of art on a global scale.

    See http://www.metmuseum.org/watson to learn more about the Museum's libraries, including access policies and hours, and to connect to the libraries' catalog, Watsonline.

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    Chief Executive Officer, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

    The Hyde Collection's Board of Directors is pleased to announce their search for the Hyde's next CEO.

    To continue The Hyde's successful momentum, the Board is looking for an accomplished nonprofit leader with significant CEO tenure(s) who:

    1. Must have a passion for the Arts;
    2. Is confident, competent and demonstrates mature leadership; highly effective with internal and external stakeholders at all levels supporting mutual success - employee, board, member and donor development;
    3. Can demonstrate consistently successful year-over-year financial and operational results for 7 years or more as the CEO of a $1 million-plus nonprofit on the growth curve;
    4. Is a successful development rainmaker with recurring / increasing fundraising results year over year; and
    5. Has dynamic written, verbal and interpersonal skills that produce strategic results - one-on-one, with / in front of small and large stakeholder groups as well as the media and the greater community.

    For more a more detailed job posting, requirements and to apply, please visit this link and email address respectively: https://tinyurl.com/y9p7j7wgand search@hydecollection.org.

    EOE - No phone calls, unsolicited third-party recruiter submissions or third-party recruiters, please.

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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    Multiple Locations, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY

    Discovery Services Librarian

    POSITION: Full-time academic faculty tenure track senior assistant librarian to serve as a Discovery Services Librarian reporting to the Director of Libraries.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages access, problem resolution, assessment, and discovery of all library technologies; ensures that the library's web presence is accurate, up-to-date, and accessible; Identifies training opportunities within the library regarding library technologies; creates usage reports to assist with collection management; serves as primary contact with internal departments and vendors concerning library technologies; provides reference services at a desk, via technology, and by appointment; and serves as a liaison to selected departments; provides general and specialized instruction to faculty and students in the department. Position may work evenings and weekends as appropriate.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA accredited program with one to two years of experience implementing, managing, and supporting integrated library systems, digital repositories and discovery tools; (e.g., Aleph, Alma, ILLiad, Primo, Ebsco Discovery Service, Digital Commons, link resolvers, EZProxy). Successful candidate must also have the ability to work successfully both as an active, collaborative team member and independently; possess familiarity with professional standards, best practices, and emerging technologies in libraries; and have a strong organizational and project management skills.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Academic library experience; knowledge of supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities; experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction; and/or knowledge of application programming interfaces (API).

    THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: SUNY Cortland is a comprehensive college within the State University of New York system and is known for its superb programs in speech-language pathology, teacher education, recreation, parks and leisure studies, health, physical education, and a number of leading liberal arts programs in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland's 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad. Its three schools - education, arts and sciences and professional studies - are committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, service and international education.

    The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For application instructions and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/2022 Review of applications will begin immediately.

    The State University of New York College at Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

     

    Instructional Services Librarian

    SUNY Cortland Memorial Library seeks to hire an innovative, collaborative, and dynamic academic librarian for a tenure-track, full-time, faculty, senior assistant librarian to serve as an instructional services librarian, reporting to the information literacy/instruction coordinator. The successful candidate will serve as a liaison to selected departments and be an active participant in Memorial Library's information literacy programs and reference services.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master Library Science or Library Information Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program; one year of experience providing reference services in a library setting; one year of experience teaching information literacy classes in an academic setting; demonstrated ability to employ instructional design principles, active learning techniques, and effective supplemental materials; effective written and oral communications skills; ability to work successfully both as an active, collaborative team member and independently.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal skills, professional commitment to positive interactions with a diverse student population; commitment to ongoing professional development

    THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: SUNY Cortland is a comprehensive college within the State University of New York system and is known for its superb programs in speech-language pathology, teacher education, recreation, parks and leisure studies, health, physical education, and a number of leading liberal arts programs in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland's 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad. Its three schools - education, arts and sciences and professional studies - are committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, service and international education.

    The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For application instructions and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/2103 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is chosen.

    The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College. 

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    Director of Library Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

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

     

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

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY

     

    POSITION:               Director of Library Development (At Will Appointment)

    AVAILABLE:          August 1, 2018 

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an experienced, articulate, and energetic individual to lead the University Library's advancement outreach and fundraising programs. The Director of Library Development is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and tactical implementation of activities in support of fundraising for the University Library and will direct and supervise all fundraising activities including annual, capital, and planned gift programs. In conjunction with the Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian, the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library, UNC's Executive Director of Development for Constituent Programs, and in coordination with the University's overall fundraising program, the Director is responsible for cultivating and leading efforts to work with individuals, corporations, and foundations to raise significant private funds for the University Library.

     

    Reporting to the Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian, the Director will provide leadership and management of the Library's development team of two major gifts officers and three support staff. As a member of the Library Leadership Team, the Director participates actively in overall strategic planning and leadership of the University Library and will work to create a culture of philanthropy throughout the library and with the Friends of the Library Board. To be successful in this position, the Director will embrace and articulate the mission of the University Library; develop an extensive working knowledge of its campus libraries, departments, and operations; and create opportunities for prospects and donors to learn about how the University Library is the academic heart of the campus and plays an integral role in supporting the research enterprise, preserving the scholarly record, and facilitating student learning.

     

    The University is in the public phase of an ambitious, multi-year, comprehensive $4.25 billion campaign. The incumbent will be responsible for leading the University Library's campaign with a current goal of $50 million. The University's overall development organization is managed collaboratively under the leadership of the University Development Office (UDO). The successful candidate will work closely with the Library's UDO liaison--the Executive Director of Development for Constituent Programs--on a dotted line reporting basis, to ensure alignment between the Libraries development program and the overall university development organization. Working together with the Vice Provost and the Executive Director, the incumbent will have overall responsibility for setting and meeting the Library's annual and campaign goals as well as activity metrics typical for a university fundraiser.

     

    The Director staffs the Vice Provost for University Libraries' work with select principal gift prospects and donors and personally manages a portfolio of top prospects to cultivate and solicit major and principal gifts. He or she will provide entrepreneurial leadership to the Library, working to identify new revenue sources, especially those reflecting the current and emerging trends in digital scholarship and library space planning, while maintaining and expanding ties with existing donors.

     

    The Director leads the development team of 5 F.T.E. as they plan, organize, and execute outreach and development activities for the Library. This position supervises and mentors the fundraising activities of the Associate Director, the Assistant Director, as well as the Library's public events program, gift reporting, acknowledgment, stewardship, donor relations, development communications, and donor cultivation activities.  The Director also manages the activities of the Friends of the Library Board; leading and motivating Board members to actively participate in peer networking to identify and cultivate new potential major donors for the Library.

     

    Principal Functions

     

    65%    Fundraising

    Plans, manages, and executes a comprehensive advancement program for the University Library. Sets and meets fundraising goals in close collaboration with the Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian and the Library Leadership Team. Works closely with the Vice Provost, librarians, archivists, and library staff in identifying priorities and opportunities for fundraising on behalf of the Library.

     

    25%    Leadership and Management
    Serves as a member of the Vice Provost's Leadership Team, which guides the programmatic, operational, and strategic direction of the University Library. Leads the University Library Development team of five staff. Manages the Friends of the Library Board.

     

    10%    Liaison to University Development Office 
    Works closely with the University Development Office (UDO) with a dotted reporting line to the Executive Director of Development for Constituent Programs. Represents the University Libraries in the UDO and with development colleagues across campus.

     

    Qualifications

     

    Required: 

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Demonstrated management and leadership skills as well as the ability to think, plan, and execute strategically.
    • Seven years of progressive fundraising experience, preferably in higher education or academic libraries, with demonstrated record of accomplishments with regard to major gifts.
    • Enthusiasm for fundraising in a comprehensive research university setting and a demonstrated record of significant fundraising.
    • Experience working in a highly matrixed, metrics-driven fundraising environment.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, high energy, flexibility, drive, and integrity.
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to work efficiently on multiple assignments involving administrators, librarians, archivists, library staff, volunteers, and donors.
    • Ability to effectively establish objectives, priorities, and achieve individual and team goals. 
    • Desire to work collegially within a goal-oriented fundraising organization.
    • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

     

    Preferred: 

    • Knowledge of libraries or background directly applicable to the library environment.
    • Knowledge of North Carolina and/or the University of North Carolina.
    • Capital campaign experience in a research university setting. 
    • ALA-accredited master's degree in library science.
    • Track record of working effectively with a Board. 

     

    The University and The Libraries
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, social work, information science, and law. The University Libraries, one of the largest research libraries in the south, is an essential part of the University's educational and research efforts. It includes 9 libraries on campus, including the Health Sciences Library, Walter Royal Davis Library, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. The University Libraries hold 8.2 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts, audio visual, microforms, graphics, government documents and rare books. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke UniversityNorth Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, healing, and service missions of the universities.

     

    The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

     

    The Region

    The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.


    Salary and Benefits
    This is an academic, at-will appointment. Hiring range is between $120,000 and $150,000 and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. 

    Deadline for Application
    Review of applications will begin on July 6, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

    To Apply
    Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/142202 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply,
    including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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    Data Services Librarian, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock 
    Data Services Librarian / R98111
    Ottenheimer Library
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Collections and Archives (C&A) division is seeking applicants for the position of Data Services Librarian (R98111) at the Ottenheimer Library.
    The Data Services Librarian will shape a data services program within an evolving academic library environment. This position specializes in the production, archiving, cataloging, documenting, provision, and assistance in the proper use of quantitative and qualitative information gathered through systematic methods. Reporting to the Discovery and Metadata Coordinator, this position holds a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is located in the state's capital city, a center of government, commerce, education, and arts and culture. The city is listed as one of America's Top Ten Best Value Cities (trivago.com), ranked #1 is "America's 10 Great Places to Live"(Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine), and named one of America's "Five Secret Foodie Cities" (Forbes Travel Guide). Rich in history, the city is also home to future-oriented ventures like Heifer Village (imagine a world free of hunger and poverty) and the new Technology Park (a 21st-century idea factory). With a mild climate and a variety of scenic experiences, Little Rock offers outdoor adventures for runners, bicyclists, campers, or just the occasional walk along the river trail.
    Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school is required. Recent graduates are welcome to apply. 
    Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a library setting.
    Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available on the Human Resources' website at https://ualr.peopleadmin.com/. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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    Librarian, Dag Hammarskjold Library, New York, NY

    Apply here by 8 July 2018https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=96222

    This position is in the Dag Hammarskjold Library, Outreach Division in the Department of Public Information. The Dag Hammarskjold Library's primary function is to enable the delegations, Secretariat and other official groups of the Organization to obtain, with the greatest possible speed, convenience and economy, the information and documentation needed in the execution of their duties. The incumbent reports to the Unit Chief, Information Analysis and Metadata Unit, and the Chief Librarian.
    Responsibilities
    Within delegated authority, the Librarian will be responsible for the following duties: 
    • Selects material for the development of collections; coordinates selections and departmental requests for materials, ensures their accordance with information management policies and standards.
    • Catalogues, abstracts and/or indexes complex scientific and technical materials that require in-depth treatment of subject matter or documents of a politically sensitive nature.
    • Integrates and balances user and institutional needs, applying extensive experience with the management of commercial sources of information. Maintains communication with networks in the relevant fields and with associations of library and information specialists.
    • Evaluates adequacy of existing reference tools. Implements new technologies in information management to ensure that new tools developed for efficient access to information are accessible to staff throughout the Organization. Develops an effective workflow for ingesting, tracking, and delivering metadata, as well as for a coordinated opening of Library metadata.
    • Advises other units and departments seeking expertise in information architecture, content organization, and metadata modeling and linked data convergence.
    • Conducts programmes of outreach and user education to improve client use of desktop information resources; uses judgment of relevant institutional needs to develop presentations appropriate to client audience; develops marketing and publicity materials to facilitate outreach.
    • Guides, trains and supervises general service and professional staff in the function.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    Competencies
    • Professionalism: Knowledge of library operations and electronic data management. Ability to apply conceptual, analytical, and evaluative skills and identify issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations. Ability to develop sources for data collection. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
    • Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
    Education
    Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in library science or information science. A first-level degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) in the specified fields with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
    Work Experience
    A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in library work, including three years in professional roles devoted to library metadata management is required. Operational experience in a linked data environment and/or the use of relevant international standards for library metadata management is desirable.
    Languages
    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations is an advantage.
    Assessment
    Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
    Special Notice
    The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
    For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 28 February 2018, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Viet Nam. 
    Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
    Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
    United Nations Considerations
    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
    No Fee
    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.

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    Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

    Electronic Resources Librarian

    Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

     

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    The search will remain open until July 1, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

     

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

     

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

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    Media Specialist, Troy City School District, Troy, NY

    To apply, click here.

    An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

    PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    DATE OF POSTING: March 20, 2018

    Media Specialist/Library Full-Time Probationary

    ASSIGNMENT: District

    EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 2018

    SALARY: Salary based on experience and TTA contract

    CLOSING DATE: This will be an on-going recruiting process until the position has been filled.

    All instructional applications will be accepted through OLAS only http://olasjobs.org/.

    In accordance with SAVE Legislation fingerprint supported criminal background check required for selected applicant. 

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    Director of Library Services, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA

    For more information, click here.

    Reports to: Provost

    Status: Full-Time, Exempt

    Supervises: Faculty and Staff Librarians (2 full-time faculty, 1 or more part-time staff), Access Services Manager, Library Assistant for Technical Services, Archivist.

    Initial review of applications begins July 23, 2018.

    General Description: 
    The Gellert Library at Notre Dame de Namur University seeks a forward-thinking, dynamic, and service-oriented Director of Library Services. S/he will provide strategic leadership for all functions of the Library, serve as the primary advocate for the Library, and oversee the delivery of on and off-campus library services for Notre Dame de Namur University. This position serves an advisory role to University administration regarding future enhancements of Library services.

    The Director of Library Services is responsible for the management of the Library, including but not limited to:

    • Providing innovative, results-oriented leadership in the development of services to faculty, students, researchers, and the NDNU community
    • Managing day-to-day operation of the Library including services, collections, and facilities, as well as training and supervision of library faculty and staff
    • Promoting the services and collections of the Library to the diverse University community
    • Overseeing and managing the continual development of the Library's active and highly utilized information literacy instruction/assessment program
    • Preparing and administering the Library's annual budget
    • Researching and implementing enhancements to existing library technology
    • Overseeing and managing an effective library web presence
    • Preparing statistical reports, surveys, self-studies, and analyses of library services
    • Conducting targeted assessment to improve information literacy instruction, collections, and operations tailored to patron needs
    • Developing and implementing long-range plans for growth and improvement of facilities, collections, and services that reflect the evolving changes in scholarship
    • Remaining current with library trends, use of library technology, and the provision of services to today's library
    • Seeking innovative and creative ways to market, enhance, and improve Library services
    • Strategically collaborating with other campus units to promote innovative services to NDNU students, faculty, and staff
    • Creating a library environment (physical space as well as through services provided) that promotes the wellbeing of our inclusive, diverse community

    Working occasional nights and weekends may be necessary to complete the requirements of the position.

    Required Qualifications:

    • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science
    • Six years of successful experience in an academic library, including at least three years of supervisory experience at the level of a department head or above
    • Understanding of emerging technologies and demonstrated expertise with the implementation of technologies in an academic library environment
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, document, and complete projects
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats and to diverse audiences
    • Proven ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff, as well as demonstrated commitment to promote diversity and inclusion
    • Creativity to develop and implement library programs and services
    • Outstanding customer service skills
    • Successful supervisory experience as evidenced by in-depth knowledge and understanding of staff supervision, demonstrated success in effective leadership, and the ability to promote teamwork and professional development

     

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Second subject Master's Degree or a doctoral degree
    • A background in implementing current and emerging library technologies, such as an ILS system, proxy servers, and web design
    • Experience developing grant proposals

    Application Procedures:

    NDNU is committed to providing an educational environment that supports a diverse student population. In your cover letter, please include information about how you have created equitable library experiences for a diverse student population, and what qualities you would bring to supporting NDNU's commitment to inclusive excellence.

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    Clinical Informationist & Reference Librarian, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

    JOB SUMMARY: Provides reference, research support and instruction in support of the clinical education and graduate medical education programs of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Teaches and consults on the practice of evidence-based medicine. Performs a variety of technical and professional librarian duties of moderate to complex difficulty. Provides information, instruction and assistance to students, staff and faculty. Provides information concerning location and content of the collection; reference and research advisory services; and collection management within assigned area. Ability to work independently is extremely important in this environment.

     

    For more details please contact our Library Director, Parks Welch at pwelch@wakehealth.edu

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    Education & Outreach Librarian, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa is currently seeking an Education and Outreach Librarian. Primary duties include representing Hardin Library and the National Network of Medicine Greater Midwest Region to unaffiliated users across the state of Iowa, as well as serving as liaison librarian to the College of Public Health. Because of the outreach activities, this position requires a valid driver's license and willingness to travel around the state of Iowa. 

    For more information about the position and the application procedure, see the full ad at jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/72868. Deadline for applications is June 29, 2018. This position could be suitable for a recent MLS grad with interest in the health sciences or a year or two of experience. Please feel free to contact Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences if you have questions.

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    Vital Technologies Librarian, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

    Vital Technologies Librarian

    California State University, San Bernardino's (CSUSB) John M. Pfau Library invites applications from forward-looking, collaborative, service-focused librarians to provide the leadership and effective communication to maintain, enrich, and advance the library's information technologies and Web services.

     

    Responsibilities: The Vital Technologies Librarian (VTL) is a tenure-track faculty position reporting to the dean of the Pfau Library.

     

    The VTL proactively administers PRIMO, the platform behind the library's OneSearch discovery layer going beyond maintenance and trouble-shooting to encompass continual optimization of the end users' experience. On-the-job training is available.

     

    The VTL provides technological leadership for the entire library. The VTL oversees the planning, deployment, and maintenance of library information technologies and Web services. The VTL monitors emerging technologies with an eye toward a high level of user satisfaction based on an understanding of users' needs, values, abilities, and limitations.

     

    The VTL plays a crucial role in liaising with the campus Information Technology Services division with regard to services affecting the library, including networks, servers, information security, and more.  The position serves on library, campus, and CSU technology committees and communicates information between these entities.  At the library level, the VTL chairs the Library Information Technology Council.

     

    The VTL also directs the student-led Innovation Lab, and may provide some combination of reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison duties based upon knowledge and experience.

     

    All tenure-track librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the tenure standards for faculty at the university. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests depending on academic background.

     

    Required Qualifications: 

    • MLS, MLIS, or MS degree from an ALA-accredited program.  Unless you have one of these degrees, or you are a Library Science student currently enrolled in your last term of study before obtaining one of these degrees, please do not apply. 
    • Experience working in libraries of any kind and/or coursework in reference, library instruction, or collection development.
    • Knowledge of current and developing information technologies, standards, and trends.
    • Knowledge of best practices for designing, developing, and maintaining Web sites.
    • Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate across the full spectrum of university constituents.
    • Capacity to thrive in a diverse campus community.

     

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Knowledge of or experience in administering ExLibris' PRIMO. 
    • Demonstrated leadership experience, for example, project management.
    • Experience working with APIs.
    • Knowledge of any of the following: PHP, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, or Drupal. 
    • Understanding of usability design and assessment, responsive Web design, and current accessibility standards.

     

    CSUSB is situated in the Inland Empire region, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, with a growing enrollment of just over 20,000 students. The campus has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Minority Serving Institution (>50% underrepresented minority student body), a Hispanic Serving Institution (>25% Latino student body), and Title V eligible (significant number of low income students).

     

    The city of San Bernardino is uniquely situated just a 1-2-hour drive away from beaches, mountains, deserts, and the city of Los Angeles.

     

    We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations to help us fulfill the library's mission of serving a diverse community.

     

    Terms of Appointment: This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3. The appointment rank is Senior Assistant Librarian with a salary range of $65,364 - $85,000. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas--Professional Assignment; Research, Scholarly, or Creative Contributions; and University and/or Community Service--as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty and staff, and library and division administration. Benefits: Generous medical, dental and vision benefits, and CalPERS Retirement, as well as Social Security and Medicare.  Support for moving expenses is available.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position within 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.

     

    Application Process

    To receive consideration, you must submit ALL of the following:

    1. Online application
    2. Letter of interest
    3. Resume or CV
    4. Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work
    5. Three letters of recommendation no more than two years old from individuals qualified to comment (although they may refer to events that are older).
    6. A Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity, and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy have prepared you for this role of Vital Technologies Librarian at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words). 

     

    Your file MUST contain all of the above. Applicants selected for in-person interviews will be reimbursed for all travel expenses incurred.

     

    First consideration given to applicants who have completed their files by July 16, 2018. Position is open until filled. Questions? Contact Ms. Bonnie Petry, Chair of the Search Committee, bpetry@csusb.edu.

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    Head of Libraries, University of Alaska Fairbanks Libraries, Fairbanks, AK

    JOB NO: 509423

    CLASSIFICATION: Dean (Academic)
    GRADE: Officer of the University
    WORK TYPE: Officer/Senior Administrator
    ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT: University of Alaska Fairbanks
    SCHOOL/BUSINESS UNIT: UAF Rasmuson Library
    LOCATION: Fairbanks
    CATEGORIES: Executive/Director/Management, Library/Physical/Social Sciences

    Position Summary:

    Applications are invited for the position of Head of Libraries, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Libraries. This position will be classified as a Dean or as a Director at the point of hire, based on the successful candidate's experience and preferred career path. The Dean or Director will report to the Provost, and will have responsibility for leading the UAF Libraries and managing its resources to accomplish its teaching, research and service mission. The UAF Libraries advances the University's mission through education and the creation, acquisition, management, preservation, and dissemination of information resources.

    Duties:

    The Dean or Director of Libraries is responsible for strategic planning, policy formulation and implementation, management of library operations, budget formulation and management, external funding/grant writing/donor relations, personnel management, and program development and evaluation. The Elmer E. Rasmuson Library is a dynamic, innovative, team-oriented organization. The Dean's or Director's management team consists of the Library's department/division heads and the fiscal officer.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Provide leadership, planning, budgetary and overall management for the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
    • Plan and effectively manage the financial resources of the library, identify and cultivate external funding sources, and advocate for library needs
    • Oversee the daily operations of Rasmuson Library, including supervision and support of academic faculty, staff and students
    • Articulate and implement goals for library services
    • Serve as academic leader for a team-oriented library faculty and staff
    • Serve as advisor for UAF rural campus libraries
    • Work cooperatively, and in collaboration with, colleagues throughout the state and nation in developing and delivering effective, efficient information services and in fulfilling the responsibilities that follow from the library's statewide role as the leading research collection and facility
    • Foster state, regional, national and international contacts
    • Provide campus leadership as a member of the Provost's Council and other policy setting bodies

    Reports To: The Provost, University of Alaska Fairbanks 

     

    University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF):

    UAF is a Land, Sea, and Space Grant university, the world leader in Arctic research, and a Carnegie Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity. Established as the original site of the University of Alaska in 1917, UAF is a multi-campus university based in Fairbanks, the state's second largest city, with seven campuses located across two-thirds of the state. The population of approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students includes a high percentage of Alaska Native, Native American, and international students, a wide variety of other ethnic backgrounds, and a substantial number of non-traditional students, making UAF a richly diverse academic setting. Fairbanks, a modern and close community of approximately 100,000 residents, is located in Interior Alaska between the Alaska and Brooks mountain ranges and is noted for the scope of its unique outdoor activities (hunting, fishing, dog mushing and five months of Nordic skiing in the winter, among others) and temperature extremes (ranging from +90F/32C in summer to -40F/-40C in winter). UAF is one of three universities in the University of Alaska system, which includes the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). 

    Elmer E. Rasmuson Library:

    The Elmer E. Rasmuson Library is the largest research library in the state. The library provides the collections and services expected at a first-tier research-oriented Land, Sea, and Space Grant institution. Rasmuson Library houses more than one million print items and subscribes to a full complement of library databases, journals, and eBook collections, serving the diverse needs of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and researchers. The internationally recognized Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives (APRCA) have extensive holdings pertaining to Alaska and the circumpolar north. APRCA manages the Alaska Digital Archives containing digitized material from libraries, museums, and archives throughout the state. The library provides services to rural UAF students and faculty who do not have access to needed information resources in their town or village. The library is part of a unique statewide collaboration between different types and sizes of libraries, and is a member of the international Polar Libraries Colloquy. Rasmuson Library is the oldest federal depository in Alaska. The library has recently migrated to SirsiDynix Enterprise and is part of the Alaska Library Catalog Consortium, which consists of over 77 public, academic, special, and K-12 libraries who serve 65% of the population of Alaska.

    Library Departments:

    • Acquisitions & Technical Services (ATS) orders, catalogs and processes all library materials. Staff maintains and updates the library's OPAC, Discovery Tool, electronic resources, and the Institutional Repository (ScholarWorks@UA). The department is also responsible for administering the federal government documents and maps depository program.
    • Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives (APRCA) is one of the world's preeminent collections of Alaskana and Arctic/Antarctic materials. It serves an extensive user community with book and serial holdings, archives and manuscripts, historic photographs and film, rare books and maps, the Alaska Native Language Archive, and an oral history program. A growing online presence includes Alaska's Digital Archives (vilda.alaska.edu), Oral History and Project Jukebox (jukebox.uaf.edu), the Alaska Film Archives YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/alaskafilmarchives), and the new APRCA portal (being unveiled to the public mid-2018).
    • Collections & Access Services (CAS) provides reference services, circulation, reserve, interlibrary loan/document delivery, collection development, extensive off-campus library services, equipment/film checkout, the intra-library courier service, and public areas throughout the library, including public computers, printers and copiers. Collections & Access Services manages the staffing and services for the main reference desk and the virtual reference service, and coordinates public services with other library departments. The library's current collection strategy is access over ownership, and provision of materials through evidence-based acquisition, while retaining vital works in every discipline. The library participates in local, statewide, and regional cooperative collection development.
    • Library IT maintains public and staff desktop machines, department and personal shared drives, digital archival storage of special collections in varied formats, and a computer instructional lab, and are the primary support for printing. LibIT provides server support and administration for library web servers, and for the statewide digital archive and statewide institutional repository.
    • Library Science is an academic department. Instruction is delivered primarily through a required curriculum one-credit course in library and information research, as well as through library instruction tailored to meet the needs of individual courses, as requested by university faculty and instructors. A tenured and elected library faculty member serves as Library Science Department Chair, and administers the credit course teaching program through the Rasmuson Library.

    Minimum Qualifications:  

    The Dean or Director will have:

    • A master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent
    • At least five years professional experience in positions of increasing responsibility in an academic library, including at least three years of administrative experience
    • Demonstrated record of fiscal responsibility including developing and managing a complex budget, directing and implementing strategic planning and assessment of library services
    • Effective written communication skills as demonstrated by the candidate's application materials, and other examples of written work and/or publications
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively and build and maintain relationships with colleagues across disciplines, both within and outside of the library
    • Demonstrated ability to recruit and effectively manage faculty and staff, maintain a collaborative environment and create a culture of respect and intellectual rigor that encourages retention and professional development and productivity of a strong, service-oriented library faculty and staff  
    • Familiarity with current trends in academic librarianship, emerging technologies, innovative library services, information technologies and management, scholarly communication, and public access and care of special collections
    • Demonstrated record of service, scholarship, and professional achievement   

     

    Additional Minimum Qualifications for Dean Position: 

    • A minimum of five years of experience as a faculty member.
    • Faculty rank of at least Associate Professor (or equivalent), either in the current position or previously.

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience serving the diverse needs of undergraduates, graduates, and post-docs in an academic library setting
    • Demonstrated record of successful fundraising and grant writing
    • Experience with advocacy and public relations, including donor relations
    • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • Successful participation in collaborative partnerships to provide content and services to a statewide constituency
    • Experience providing library and information services to students and faculty in a multi-campus setting (using an online environment and/or distance delivery of services)
    • Experience serving on decision-making bodies at a university-wide level
    • Experience working in a library that houses significant archival collections or special collections; or related master's coursework
    • Additional graduate degree

     

    To Apply:

    Please attach a resume or vitae, cover letter, three professional reference (names and contact information), and any transcripts/certifications.

    Review Date:

    Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on July 1, 2018 to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.

     

    This position is designated as an officer of the university or senior administrator at the discretion of the president.

    Background Check:

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check. This position is designated a senior administrator at the discretion of the president.

    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: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

    Tobacco-Free Campus:

    UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

    Notice of Nondiscrimination:

    The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

    ADVERTISED:  Alaskan Daylight Time
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    Assistant Regional Library Director, Obion River Regional Library, Martin, TN

    Tennessee Department of State

    Tennessee State Library and Archives

    Mission

    The mission of the Office of the Secretary of State is to exceed the expectations of our customers, the taxpayers, by operating at the highest levels of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and accountability in a customer-centered environment. 

    Supervisor: Regional Director

    Summary: An employee in this classification performs professional and technical library work in a variety of assignments. The assistant director is responsible for knowing the libraries in his/her region, developing an intimate understanding of their history, programs and services, goals, strengths and weaknesses. The assistant director is expected to develop strong business relationships with key personnel at each local library, to be accessible, and to provide guidance and advice to board members and library managers. The assistant director assists library boards in policy development and planning; works with local government officials and local library support groups to promote advocacy and awareness; and aids local library directors and staff by providing training, assistance and advice in all areas of public library service. The assistant director also assists libraries in the region with applying for grants and by serving as a technical advisor for issues related to use of technology in libraries. The employee will be expected to travel throughout the region and to attend meetings and training programs at the State Library and Archives in Nashville or in other areas of the state.

    Duties/Responsibilities

    • Assist public library directors and staff by providing training, assistance and guidance in areas including planning, budgeting, supervision, technology, collection development, resource sharing, service improvements, data collection and statistical analysis.
    • Attend local library board meetings to ascertain and assist with library policy, planning and development.
    • Plan and present group and one-on-one training for library services.
    • Provide assistance with grant preparation and monitoring.
    • Serve as technical advisor and consultant to the libraries in the region which may include assistance with E-Rate, maintaining websites, hardware and software purchases and technical planning.
    • Assist with development of library promotional materials.
    • Work with library support groups providing advocacy and awareness.
    • Contribute to reports for local libraries, the regional board, and the State Library and Archives.
    • Attend mandatory meetings and training sessions which may require overnight travel.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education and Experience

    • MLS required, or equivalent public library experience.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Possesses intermediate to advanced skills in computer operations.
    • Has thorough knowledge of current public library practices and trends, including modern library technology.
    • Has working knowledge of online library management systems.
    • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to establish priorities, follow project timelines and meet project deadlines.
    • Has demonstrated skills in public speaking.
    • Understands the requirements of adult education and has the ability to plan and present effective library in-service training and continuing education programs.
    • Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule and travel independently throughout the region and the state.
    • Requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.
    • Must possess a good driving record and valid driver's license.
    • Must exhibit the ability to be a positive influence within the region and while representing the region.
    • Ability to work collegially as part of a team.

    Physical Requirements

    • Good hearing, vision and manual dexterity.
    • Ability to move and lift materials of 35 pounds.
    • Ability to stoop, bend and lift to file and retrieve materials.
    • Ability to work in an environment with books that contain dust and other allergens.

    Health, safety and collections security

    • Assist the organization in creating a safe and healthy working environment by working safely with the equipment provided.
    • Follow instructions given for health and safety purposes and immediately report any unsafe working practices or hazardous working conditions.
    • Take whatever measures are necessary to protect materials, property, and/or the collections from loss, mutilation or theft.

    Salary: $3,334 per month plus State of Tennessee benefits package.

    To apply, please email your letter of interest and resume to the Division of Human Resources & Organizational Development, sos.hr@tn.govReview of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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    Discovery Services Librarian, Memorial Library SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY

    Discovery Services Librarian, Memorial Library SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY
     
    Position: Full-time academic faculty tenure track senior assistant librarian to serve as a Discovery Services Librarian reporting to the Director of Libraries.
     
    Responsibilities: Manages access, problem resolution, assessment, and discovery of all library technologies; ensures that the library's web presence is accurate, up-to-date, and accessible; identifies training opportunities within the library regarding library technologies; creates usage reports to assist with collection management; serves as primary contact with internal departments and vendors concerning library technologies; provides reference services at a desk, via technology, and by appointment; and serves as a liaison to selected departments; provides general and specialized instruction to faculty and students in the department. Position may work evenings and weekends as appropriate.
     
    Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA accredited program with one to two years of experience implementing, managing, and supporting integrated library systems, digital repositories and discovery tools; (e.g., Aleph, Alma, ILLiad, Primo, EBSCO Discovery Service, Digital Commons, link resolvers, EZProxy).  Successful candidate must also have the ability to work successfully both as an active, collaborative team member and independently; possess familiarity with professional standards, best practices, and emerging technologies in libraries; and have a strong organizational and project management skills.
     
    Preferred Qualifications: Academic library experience; knowledge of supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities; experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction; and/or knowledge of application programming interfaces (API).
     
    Application Procedures:  For application instructions and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/2022  Review of applications will begin immediately.

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    Patron Services Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

    Patron Services Librarian

    BYU Library Job Announcement

     

     

    Lead a high-energy staff responsible for front-line student and faculty services including circulation, interlibrary loan, course reserve and faculty delivery, which are some of the most recognized and in-demand services at the BYU Library. The Patron Services Librarian also oversees the Learning Commons, the busiest collaborative learning space in the library, and contributes to patron service assessments and leading change.

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

     

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

     

    For complete job announcement and to apply go to: https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=64267&PostingSeq=1

                                                                                                                  

    Review of applications will begin August 1, 2018. 

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    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Teacher Librarianship, Wagga Wagga, Australia

    Reference no: 492476
    Work type: Continuing - Full Time
    Location: Wagga Wagga
    Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research, Library, Research

    • Bring your passion for higher education
    • Supportive, friendly and flexible work environment
    • Excellent employment conditions

     The Role

    •  Continuing, Full Time
    •  Level B/C from $92,117 to $130,114 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
    •  Wagga Wagga

    The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Teacher Librarianship will actively engage in teaching, research and curriculum development in the School of Information Studies. The appointee will have extensive experience within the field of teacher librarianship and will be able to demonstrate academic and professional experience in teacher librarianship.

    To be successful you will have:

    • A doctoral qualification in the discipline of teacher librarianship or a related discipline or equivalent accreditation and professional standing.
    • Evidence of, and a demonstrated commitment to, the delivery of high quality student centred learning and teaching. 
    • A record of achievement relevant to the discipline area in the scholarship of teaching and/or research/creative works or professional activity.

    About Us

    Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

    The Faculty of Arts and Education is one of three Faculties within the University. Eight Schools and Centres offer a diversity of courses in education, communication, creative industries, social work and human services, library and information studies, theology, humanities, Indigenous Australian studies and Islamic studies.

    With approximately 9,000 online students and 3,000 on campus students, the Faculty is an innovator in online and blended learning modes. Over 200 academic staff deliver distinctive courses, and are supported by a skilled team of professional staff. On campus courses are delivered at the University's Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, and Port Macquarie campuses, and at other locations including Sydney and Canberra.

    Academic staff within the Faculty undertake high quality, impactful research that engages with governments and professional organisations, nationally, internationally and in regional communities, ensuring excellent supervision for Higher Degree Research students. 

    The School of Information Studies is the leading provider in Library and Information studies education in Australia and is one of the largest in the world with around 2,000 students, playing a key role in the information professions.

    CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

    Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

    Application Requirements

    Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

    This position is advertised across multiple levels.  Please refer to the essential and desirable criteria in each position description for the respective level and address each criterion based on your skills and experience and the level of position that you are applying for.

    Positions descriptions can be obtained via the following links;

     

    Further Information

    Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

    Associate Professor Mary Anne Kennan | Acting, Head of School, Information Studies | mkennan@csu.edu.au  | (02) 6933 4893  

    Applications Close: 11pm, 27 May 2018

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    Assistant Director, Visual Resources Center, University of Chicago Department of Art History, Chicago, IL

    The Visual Resources Center is searching for an Assistant Director, a full-time benefits-eligible position providing great experience for someone interested in image archives, digitization, digital collections management, and art history. We're looking for a dynamic, detail-oriented individual to join the VRC at an exciting time for the Department of Art HistoryUChicago Arts, and other cross-campus arts collaborations.
     
    Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of the Visual Resources Center (VRC), the Assistant Director of the VRC helps catalog, maintain, and administer digital collections for teaching and research and provides professional, relevant, and effective outreach and support for scholarship to faculty, students, and other members of the University community.

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    Distinctive Collections Librarian/Archivist, Villanova University Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova, PA

    Application Deadline: Resume review ongoing, starting June 30, 2018

    Link to job posting: jobs.villanova.edu/postings/13819

    Years of experience required: 1+ Required

     

    Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library seeks an entrepreneurial and technologically adept Distinctive Collections Librarian / Archivist.  Reporting to the Director of Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement, the Distinctive Collections Librarian/Archivist coordinates programs for Villanova University's archives and special collections including: the arrangement and description of distinctive collections materials according to national standards; the acquisition, marketing and management of distinctive collections with a focus on developing new exhibits and outreach activities; the description of digitized materials in the Villanova Digital Library; and the coordination and editing of transcriptions across all distinctive collections.  This position assists in the development and maintenance of relationships with internal and external partners and University Offices and provides library research consultation in response to user inquiries and instructional activities with faculty relating to archives and special collections materials.  

     

    Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

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    Book & Paper Conservator, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

    For more information, click here.

    Northwestern University Libraries seek a skilled, creative and collaborative Book and Paper Conservator to work in a comprehensive conservation program. The position balances treatment with project management responsibilities. The Book and Paper Conservator has a keen understanding of the functions and responsibilities of a research library conservation lab working with special collections, circulating collections materials, and the wide-ranging material found in archival collections.

    Under the supervision of the Chief Conservator, the Book and Paper Conservator will assist in the management of the Libraries' conservation program, including responsibility for circulating-collection workflows and active participation in special-collections treatments, housings, exhibits, and other activities. Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaboratively set priorities are essential to these endeavors. A planned major building renovation creates further opportunities to help shape how collections are housed, managed, and made available to patrons.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Performs conservation treatments on a wide-range of library and archival materials, including circulating and special library materials. Provides full written and photographic documentation in accordance with the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice. Works with private conservators and contract staff as needed for special projects.
    • Manages the activities of the circulating collections repair workflow, including setting priorities, treatment methods, and procedures; and training staff and students. Assists in the development and implementation of workflow for conservation projects which may include exhibits, loans, digitization, or collection moves.
    • Assists in coordinating the work of temporary and/or full time support staff and student workers.
    • Provides technical advice on the housing, storage, handling and repair of both general and special collections. Advises library staff on conservation principles and practices.
    • Maintains lab statistics. Maintains treatment records and reporting systems. Tracks and maintains supplies; evaluates and recommends tools and equipment.
    • Participates and supports outreach and education initiatives. Participates in local and national professional activities.
    • Participates in disaster response planning and recovery initiatives.
    • Participates in collection surveys and multi-divisional and multi-institutional grant-funded projects.
    • Assists with preventive programs such as environmental monitoring and pest management as needed.
    • Stays current with developments in the field of library conservation; engages in appropriate professional development, continuing education, professional service, and research activities.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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    Cataloging, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

    For more information, click here.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides an opportunity for employees to enrich and develop their love of the arts while contributing their specific skills and talents to the mission of the Museum. Career opportunities in the Museum are as varied as the civilizations represented in The Met collection, and require all levels of training, experience, and education.

    The Museum's renowned curatorial, conservation, and education departments, as well as the libraries, provide the opportunity to work with leading scholars and art historians. For individuals with great customer-service skills and a desire to work with Museum visitors and guests, opportunities may exist in the special events, concerts and lectures, visitor services, security, and retail departments. Service-oriented professionals with the necessary skill set and a preference for working behind the scenes may want to pursue positions in construction and facilities, buildings, or engineering at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, or The Met Cloisters. Throughout the year, a variety of entry-level and professional career opportunities may become available in administrative and/or creative areas, including finance, legal, exhibitions, digital media, design, information systems and technology, marketing and external relations, merchandising, human resources, membership, and development.

    The Museum provides competitive compensation, and generous benefits and perks for all eligible employees, including:

    • Medical, dental, and life insurance
    • 403(b) basic retirement plan and optional matching retirement plan with an outstanding employer match
    • Considerable paid time off, including annual leave, sick leave, and Museum holidays
    • Long-term disability coverage
    • Flexible spending accounts (pre-tax income for eligible health care expenses)
    • Commuter benefits (pre-tax income for parking or mass transit expenses)
    • Free financial-planning services
    • Financial assistance for relevant coursework, seminars, and training programs
    • 25% discount for staff in Museum shops
    • A subsidized staff cafeteria
    • Access to the Museums Council pass, which grants free admission to various museums and cultural institutions

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art is committed to fostering a collaborative and respectful work environment with a staff as diverse as the art collections presented here and the audiences who engage them. Our staff members are art lovers who are passionate about working toward a common goal: creating the most dynamic and inspiring art museum in the world. Join us!

    How to Apply

    Please visit our LinkedIn jobs page to view and apply for current open positions. We appreciate the interest of all candidates; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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    Assistant/Associate Museum Librarian, Reader Services, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY

    For more information, click here.

    The Thomas J. Watson Library in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Assistant/Associate Museum Librarian, Reader Services. This full-time position is a special opportunity to contribute to the success of an innovative and productive art library at a world-class museum while learning and applying new skills.

    The Assistant/Associate Museum Librarian, Reader Services takes the lead in managing public service functions that include circulation, stacks management, and collection storage. The Reader Services Librarian facilitates access to the collections by coordinating circulation and access policies for Met staff and outside researchers; manages collection storage and space utilization; ensures that effective security protocols are in place; and serves on a team that coordinates the preservation of the library's print collection. This position has a leadership role in delivering and developing reference and research services for Met staff and outside researchers; this includes training reference staff; leading instructional programs; scheduling service points; and active monitoring and ongoing assessment of reference and access services. This position requires high level competencies of print and online resources in art history and the humanities; strong commitment to public services coupled with a vision for using emerging technologies; and evidence based decision practices to develop and implement the highest standards of access and service.

    The work schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday, 9am-5pm.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILIES & DUTIES:

    • Takes the lead in managing library operations related to the storage, maintenance and circulation of the libraries' physical collections; this includes managing and monitoring offsite storage (currently 300,000 items with 1,100 transactions per month and an additional 3,000 onsite circulation transactions per month).
    • Monitors and analyzes on and off-site collection storage needs and prepares recommendations for the most effective and economical strategies for collection storage.
    • Ensures effective access to and maintenance of departmental library collections.
    • Develops and maintains best practices and standards related to stacks maintenance and preservation in a large research library. Actively reviews local and national trends to improve efficiencies of stacks and storage operations.
    • Works closely with Book Conservation staff to ensure that the highest standards are maintained in the storage, security, and use of the collection; actively promotes guidelines and standards for the general care, handling and treatment of library materials.
    • Develops in depth knowledge of the circulation functions of the library system and its report generating functions. Analyzes circulation statistics, including collection use data; tracks collection use by museum staff and outside researchers, and provides regular reports.
    • Leads a team that manages an ongoing inventory of Watson Library's collections and works to resolve discrepancies in circulation records, e.g. books not on shelf, missing books, and provides regular status reports.
    • Compiles and analyzes visitor data and coordinates monthly reports on library use by museum staff and outside researchers.
    • Takes the lead in the development, evaluation, implementation, and continuing review of documentation policies and practices for access and reader services; creates training materials and opportunities to ensure excellent customer service; manages education and marketing materials on library resources and services.
    • Participates in the design of surveys and assessments and uses the abundant data available through the library system to improve efficiency and effectiveness of service; assesses needs of library researchers and opportunities for new programs and services by consulting with Museum staff and other researchers.
    • Supervises one full-time position and monitors all public service activities.
    • Provides scheduled reference service in Watson Library (approximately 12 hours per week) as well as research consultations for museum research staff and outside researchers; participates in the library's instruction programs and provides in-depth orientations and presentations for museum staff and for researchers from local institutions.
    • Participates in Nolen Library's reference service and related programs.
    • Works in close collaboration with the Florence and Herbert Irving Associate Chief Librarian to develop and implement programs for staffing service points in Watson and Nolen Library and ensures effective scheduling, monitoring, and continuous assessment and evaluation.
    • Engages in active outreach and marketing of library services and collections and develops presentations and programs for Met staff and other constituencies that highlight instructional programs, and general, special and digital collections.
    • Participates in the selection of print and online resources; works to ensure that the library has the appropriate resources to meet the needs of the staff; reviews usage data on a regular basis and consults with Museum staff and other researchers about their needs.
    • Contributes to the Library's social media efforts including writing blog posts.
    • Participates in Museum and library activities such as Teen's Take the Met, Friends of Watson Library programs and other programming that often take place in the evening.
    • Other related duties.

    REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:

    Experience and Skills:

    • Minimum of three to five years of supervisory and management experience in a research library required.
    • Three to five years of reference and instructional experience in an academic or research library required.
    • Ability to plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the library required.
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and the demonstrated ability to gather and analyze data to inform policies and programs required.
    • A broad knowledge of scholarly resources in art history and the humanities including print and online reference resources, rare books and special collections, and digital collections and initiatives required.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to provide high quality reference services and to make presentations to a broad range of researchers from novice to advanced required.
    • Understanding of the evolving nature of the scholarly communication landscape and experience working with various content providers.
    • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders including curatorial and research staff, fellows, and local academic programs required.
    • Experience or capacity for developing creative and entrepreneurial approaches to promoting and delivering reference, instruction, and outreach services.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with library colleagues and museum staff required.
    • Experience working with content management systems and updating websites required.
    • Ability to adapt to changing organizational priorities and to evolving technological environments required.
    • The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of the future directions of research libraries and be able to articulate this in meaningful ways to colleagues, museum staff, outside researchers.
    • Solid understanding of Social Media platforms and how each platform can be deployed for specific objectives required.

    The Thomas J. Watson Library is the central research library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Reflecting the depth and scope of the Museum's collection, the library collects scholarly material from the art of early antiquity to contemporary art. Like the Museum, the library's holdings are encyclopedic and global in nature and provide a broad range of research materials on Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Asian, Islamic, European and American art. In addition to its extensive collection of monographs, exhibition catalogs and rare books, the library includes 150,000 auction and sale catalogs dating from the eighteenth century to the present day. Watson Library's staff of thirty eight adds nearly 20,000 volumes a year, manages a large collection of electronic resources, and continues to build its digital collections, now comprising over one million pages of online content.

    The Museum's library system includes The Robert Goldwater Library, covering the art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas; Nolen Library, providing materials for all ages on the history of art and also curriculum related material for teachers; The Lehman Collection Library, a collection on European painting and decorative arts; The Joyce F. Menschel Library in the Department of Photographs; The Onassis Library in the Department of Greek and Roman Art; The Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library; and the Cloisters Library for medieval art and related topics. The Museum's departmental libraries contribute to combined holdings of more than one million volumes, a collection unrivaled in depth and coverage for the history of art on a global scale.

    See http://www.metmuseum.org/watson to learn more about the Museum's libraries, including access policies and hours, and to connect to the libraries' catalog, Watsonline.

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    Digital Archivist, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Hollywood, CA

    Reporting to the Director of Digital Management Services (DMS), the Digital Archivist works cross-departmentally with Academy curators, preservationists and archivists to manage efforts to preserve, describe and make accessible digitized and born-digital archival materials.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Act as liaison to curatorial staff and internal content producers to manage the selection, description, preservation, and archiving of digital assets
    • Perform content audits and verify fixity of born digital collections
    • Manage preservation ingests and monitor file-based workflows for proxy creation; identify preservation issues and report problems to AMPAS staff and system vendors
    • Train and onboard new users
    • Field helpdesk tickets and system error reports using JIRA ticketing system; provide ongoing user support
    • Participate in interdepartmental working groups to define data governance and workflows
    • Assist DMS Manager with documentation of workflows, policies and processes
    • Assist DMS Manager and Information Technology staff with data migration, quality control and testing of systems


    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    • Advanced degree in archive studies or library information science required
    • Minimum 2+ years hands-on experience with archive/library/museum collections and digital asset management solutions (previous experience with Adlib collections management software and Open Text Media Management is a plus)
    • In-depth understanding of digital formats and concepts related to digital use, migration and reformatting with particular emphasis on media formats for audio and moving image file formats
    • Demonstrated knowledge of workflows for audiovisual production, digital restoration of film, video and audio
    • Demonstrated knowledge of principles of archival collection management and preservation required; knowledge of motion picture history and technology preferred
    • Extremely detail-oriented and experienced with standard computer word processing and spreadsheet software
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical staff; patience for training and support
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential


    FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-Time

    POSITION: Digital Archivist

    EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
    OPEN DATE: 5/21/2018
    LOCATION: Hollywood

    ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 8,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

    EOE STATEMENT: The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating, managing and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is vital to the Academy. Accordingly, the Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. And, to help foster diversity, the Academy utilizes programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy's commitment to diversity.

    For more information, click here.

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    Metadata & Cataloging Librarian for Special Formats, Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX

    Job Opening Title: Metadata and Cataloging Librarian for Special Formats

    Institution/Organization Name: Harry Ransom Center

    Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Austin

    Link to job posting: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/180518010080

    The Harry Ransom Center seeks candidates for the position of Metadata and Cataloging Librarian for Special Formats. The Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Its extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. With over 42 million literary manuscripts, nearly one million rare books, over five million photographs and 100,000 works of art, the Center is actively engaged in strategic planning around developing, managing, interpreting, and caring for the Center's rare and unique collections, in accordance with the highest professional standards and a commitment to inclusion and diversity. A reconceived unit for Description & Access to Printed & Published Media now seeks a skilled and collaborative professional, engaged with the dynamic environment of bibliographic metadata, to join our cataloging team.

    The Ransom Center's early book and manuscript collections include 16th- through 18th-century printed works in the Wrenn library, the Pforzheimer library of early modern books and manuscripts, the Recusant collection, the Queen Anne collection, and extensive holdings of 18th-century books and periodicals. The Robert Lee Wolff Collection of 19th-century Fiction includes more than 18,000 volumes of Victorian fiction published in Britain between 1820 and 1910. Printed holdings from the 20th- through 21st centuries are rich in author collections and author libraries which supplement our literary manuscript and archival collections. More information about printed collections, as well as collections in art, photography, performing arts, literature and film can be found at http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/guide/.

    Reporting to the Metadata Librarian & Head of Description and Access, Printed & Published Media, the Metadata and Cataloging Librarian for Special Formats will use expertise in rare books and special formats cataloging to enhance access and discovery for a variety of Ransom Center collections, while contributing to cross-departmental metadata initiatives and shaping new cataloging approaches compatible with current and emerging initiatives such as linked data, RDF, BibFrame, etc.

    For complete text, functions, qualifications, and application instructions please see: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/180518010080.

    Essential Functions

    • Performs original and complex copy cataloging in MARC according to established national guidelines and standards appropriate for printed, published, and visual materials, including but not limited to pre-1821 monographs, maps, playbills, ephemera, photo albums and portfolios, musical scores, and selected works of art.
    • Maintains workflows and communication within the unit on issues requiring expertise and guidance in rare books and special formats cataloging.
    • Collaborates with other Description & Access units and with UT Libraries in support of cross-departmental metadata transformation and catalog management and maintenance activities, including data clean-up and manipulation in multiple access platforms such as the Sierra ILS, CONTENTdm and local Name Authorities.
    • Contributes name authority records to PCC NACO.
    • Trains Federal Work Study students and interns to advance the initiatives of the department and provides quality assurance to ensure integrity of the unit output.
    • Stays abreast of linked data and other bibliographic initiatives related to cultural heritage and cultural objects.

    Marginal/Incidental functions

    • Liaises with curators and other staff to acquire and track printed and published media.
    • Participates in weekly and occasional weekend public service or reference work.
    • May participate in Center and campus committees and initiatives.

    Required qualifications

    • Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program, or international equivalent.
    • Experience cataloging library materials, preferably rare books and special formats.
    • Evidence of knowledge of MARC and non-MARC bibliographic exchange formats, metadata content standards, controlled vocabularies.
    • Evidence of knowledge of the role and function of authority control.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively, balance multiple responsibilities, and adjust accordingly to changing priorities, needs, and deadlines.
    • High level of initiative, self-motivation and self-development skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, to effectively work with internal and external audiences in fostering an atmosphere of positive participation and communication.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • At least 2 years of experience post-MLIS managing workflows on a library setting and coordinating cataloging projects.
    • Experience creating authority records, and contributing to PCC NACO.
    • Experience cataloging serials or non-printed and published formats.
    • Experience working with metadata transformation and mapping.
    • Supervisory or training experience.
    • Demonstrated awareness of new and emerging bibliographic standards and technologies, and a commitment to their effective application.
    • Knowledge of rare material handling and preservation.
    • Reading knowledge in one or more languages other than English.
    • A record of professional engagement and service or willingness to develop one.
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

     

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    Community Outreach Specialist, Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA

    The Library of Virginia is seeking a Community Outreach Specialist in the Public Services and Outreach Division. The successful candidate should fully embrace the Library's commitment to "inspire learning, ignite imagination, create possibilities, and encourage understanding" through innovative programming and strong community engagement. Responsibilities of this position include identifying and engaging organizations and individuals within the diverse ethnic communities throughout the commonwealth. The candidate selected for this position will develop and maintain community partnerships, identify opportunities for Library participation in local community events, and create innovative programming. Through this community outreach initiative, the Library will be positioned to enlarge its collections by cultivating potential donations to reflect the diversity of Virginia today and tomorrow. This position will interpret, evaluate, and analyze the research needs of the general public; state and local government officials; local, national, and international media; and academic and specialized researchers and correspondents. The successful candidate will apply knowledge of Virginia history and government, historiography, and the holdings of the archives in order to guide, direct, instruct, or provide the information necessary to answer inquiries and to make the archival records of the Commonwealth available for use as required by Section 42.1-76, Code of Virginia.

    For more information, click here.

    Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to, community outreach, assisting researchers and staff, giving presentations and conducting tours, contributing to the Library's social media sites and blogs, and participating in archival and agency projects. The Library of Virginia fosters an open, team-oriented work environment and seeks individuals who value this approach.

    This is a partially restricted position based on available funding through non-general fund revenue.

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    Oral History Project Archivist, Brooklyn Historical Society, New York City, NY

    Job Opening Title: Oral History Project Archivist

    Institution/Organization Name: Brooklyn Historical Society

    Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Brooklyn, New York, USA

    Link to job posting: http://www.brooklynhistory.org/about/job.html#Oral_History_Archivist

    Brooklyn Historical Society seeks an Oral History Project Archivist to process and describe a new oral history collection of roughly 50 interviews. Reporting to the Managing Director of Library & Archives and working closely with the Oral Historian, the successful candidate will be responsible for processing and describing the Muslims in Brooklyn oral history collection according to established project procedures and best practices for in-house and online access.

    Muslims in Brooklyn is a two-year, public history project to amplify stories of Brooklyn's diverse Muslim communities. For well over a century, Muslims have lived, worked, and prayed in Brooklyn, making it a major center of Muslim life for NYC and the nation. As such, the histories and experiences of Brooklyn's Muslim communities hold great resonance for national conversations on religious diversity and pluralism. Over the course of this project, BHS will produce the following: a collection of oral histories and primary source records, a web-based educational curriculum, Educational programs, an arts-focused exhibition, dynamic public programming, dedicated segments in BHS's Flatbush + Main podcast series, and a comprehensive publication. Together, these elements will provide learning experiences, challenge assumptions, and promote understanding about Brooklyn's rich ethnic and religious heritage.

    Using ArchivesSpace to create EAD finding aids according the standards set forth in BHS's oral history and archival processing manuals, the Archivist will be responsible for exporting that descriptive record from ASpace to BHS's online oral history portal. Each interview will be described at the interview-level within ASpace using archival standards for description and subject access, and synced using the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS). The archivist will also be responsible for updating and maintaining procedures and policies; and additional responsibilities may include supervising of two oral history interns, and supporting reference services during the library's open hours, including at least 1 Saturday per quarter.

    Responsibilities

    • Audit audio recordings and review transcripts.
    • Complete synchronization of audio recordings to transcripts/indices using Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) tool.
    • Create a finding aid and publish to NYU Finding Aid Portal.
    • Manipulate item-level catalog records in order to import into Oral History Portal.

    Qualifications:

    • Masters in Library and Information Science, or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival studies and audio/visual materials.
    • Previous experience working with CMS and ILS systems; familiarity with WordPress content management systems; experience specifically with ArchivesSpace
    • Familiarity with MARC and EAD; AACR2 and DACS; and with the use and application of standardized vocabularies.
    • Experience working with digital assets, specifically audio and video.
    • Familiarity with new archival and digital humanities technology such as OHMS.
    • Ability to work in library stacks in cold temperatures (60-65 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to an eight-hour workday, three days a week.
    • Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and to ensure that work is accomplished in a timely and accurate manner

    Preferred qualifications

    • 2-3 years post-MLS archival processing and description experience, including an understanding of pragmatic and efficient processing procedures.
    • Familiarity and/or interest in histories of Brooklyn neighborhoods, New York City, and / or the histories of Muslims in Brooklyn.
    • Knowledge of oral history best practices; familiarity with OHMS.

    Compensation
    Dependent upon qualifications and experience. Position is a 5-month, grant-funded, part- time position (29 hours/week @ $25/hour).

    To Apply
    Please email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to library@brooklynhistory.org with a subject line of Oral History Processing Archivist [last name]. Applications will be reviewed immediately. No phone calls please.

    About Brooklyn Historical Society
    Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally-recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's extraordinary and complex history. BHS is a vibrant museum, a world-renowned research library, a cutting-edge education center, and a hub for community dialogue. Located in a landmark 1881 building designed by architect George Browne Post, BHS welcomes both residents and visitors from around the world to learn about Brooklyn's past, present, and future.

    For more information on our oral history collections, visit
    http://brooklynhistory.org/library/wp/library-collections/oralhistory
    Brooklyn Historical Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    Brooklyn Historical Society is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of any mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

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    Special Project Archivist, Department of Cultural Affairs, New York, NY

    For more information, click here.


    The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) provides funding and support to New York City's cultural community, including the 33 cultural institutions that comprise the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) and more than 1,100 not-profit cultural organizations throughout the five boroughs of the City. This constituency represents a diverse array of internationally renowned cultural organizations, including performing arts centers, museums, theaters, wildlife centers, botanical gardens, visual arts and film centers, as well as community-based organizations and arts education programs. DCLA manages a significant portfolio of cultural capital projects; provides donated materials for arts programs; provides capacity building support to cultural groups; and commissions works of public art.

    The Special Project Archivist will work in a team of two (2) for a term of one (1) year to create a comprehensive inventory of the City's current collection of public art, monuments and historic markers. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Coordinate with relevant New York City agencies to collect data on their public art, monuments, and historic markers.
    • Field work, including community outreach and site visits to survey artworks.
    • Using the collected data and the Public Design Commission's Access database records and physical archive files, create a spreadsheet that includes all public art, monuments, and historic markers on City-owned property. The datum must include: artist, title, dimensions, medium, location, location history, subject matter keywords, PDC archive series numbers, and other information as deemed necessary.
    • Research the collected public art data using outside resources to check discrepancies and confirm accuracy of the data. Submit a draft list with suggested edits and information sources tracked to the PDC.
    • After the list is accepted by the PDC, enter data into the PDC database and geocode the locations.
    • Research and provide a list of short-term and long-term digital asset management solutions (software) for maintaining an up-to-date record of public artworks. The list must include a summary of the software's capabilities, pros and cons, and costs.
    • Develop content for a website that will feature an interactive database of the City's current collection of public art, monuments and historic markers. (Note: the City's IT department designs the City's website and will provide templates for information.)
    • Curate at least one social media post per week regarding the public art inventory project for the Public Design Commission's social media platform.
    • Assist with general project-related tasks as required.

    Minimum Qual Requirements

    1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
    2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
    3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.

    Preferred Skills
    A minimum of two (2) years of related work experience in archives.Demonstrated proficiency in project management, communication, and outreach activities. Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a variety of project stakeholders. Experience conducting historical research. Working knowledge of New York City history and public art a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite. Proficiency in Excel and Access required. Experience with geocoding and web content management, a plus. A baccalaureate degree in the fields of information management, art history, library science, archives, or museum studies is preferred.

    To Apply
    For City employees, please go to Employee Self Service (ESS), click Recruiting Activities > Careers, and search for Job Opening ID # 346677

    For all other applicants, please go to www.nyc.gov/careers and search for Job Opening ID # 346677

    Note: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. For more information about DCLA, visit us at www.nyc.gov/culture

    All appointments are subject to OMB approval.

    Residency Requirement
    New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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    Archivist, Special Collections, University of California, Irvine Libraries, Irvine, CA

    The University of California, Irvine Libraries is seeking a dynamic, knowledgeable, and collaborative professional for the position of Archivist for Special Collections in the Department of Special Collections & Archives. This is a full-time, permanent position.

    The Archivist for Special Collections is the technical services lead for Special Collections & Archives and collaborates to enhance a user-centered, flexible processing program. The Archivist for Special Collections provides expert guidance and management of archival and manuscript collections, including appraisal, accessioning, preparation of processing plans, arrangement and description, digitization, and preservation of materials housed within Special Collections collecting areas, including but not limited to Orange County regional history, the Southeast Asian Archive, portions of the Critical Theory Archive, dance and performing arts, and literary manuscripts.

    Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.  

    Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University of California pay scales. Appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Librarian rank with a salary of $49,165 - $75,453. Librarians are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, thirteen paid holidays, and one day per month sick leave. The University has an excellent retirement system and offers a variety of group health, life, and disability insurance plans. Benefits are equal to approximately 40% of salary.

    For more information and to apply: www.lib.uci.edu/archivist-special-collections 

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    Learning & Research Librarian, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Cincinnati, OH

    University of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL) seeks a knowledgeable, motivated, service oriented tenure-track faculty Learning and Research Librarian to develop and deliver innovative research, digital literacy and instructional service to the UC community. The librarian leads UCL undergraduate research/scholarship initiatives and serves as a primary advocate for undergraduate library users. The librarian develops, communicates, organizes, implements, and evaluates services and resources. The librarian contributes to the success and development of library initiatives by participating in library-wide committees and teams. This position aligns with the UCL strategic direction to promote students' dynamic interaction with resources in order to construct new knowledge, develop innovative ideas and contribute to scholarship and the university's strategic direction of providing the students an academically excellent environment with a clear focus on cultivating their ideal future. This is a tenure track faculty position.

     

    For information or to apply for this position, please visit: bit.ly/2ISitwW

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    Librarian, Cataloging & Metadata, Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA

    For more information, click here.

    Join an innovative team that continuously strives to anticipate and meet community needs, maintain rich library collections, and improve upon a 98% customer satisfaction rating. Cataloging and Metadata Services is part of the Materials Management Division that centrally acquires, catalogs, classifies, and processes all materials for Central Library, seven branches, and the Pop-Up location, and maintains the integrity of a database of 300,000+ catalog records.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Playing a key role in the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the library's cataloging, authority control, receiving, and processing workflows.
    • Insuring that print, non-print, and electronic resources are accessible to borrowers in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible.
    • Supporting the manager in quality control for the cataloging and processing of all library materials, while maintaining proper cataloging standards and procedures.
    • Keeping abreast of emerging trends, innovations and best practices affecting library systems and catalogs, and of methods of electronic resources management and metadata standards.
    • Using cataloging tools, such as MarcEdit, OCLC Connexion Client and Sierra's global update to create lists functions, and implement changes and enhancements to the library database.
    • Performing original and copy cataloging in all formats.
    • Coordinating database policies and procedures for the library system, and performing database maintenance practices.
    • Incorporating new ways of leveraging technology for collecting, organizing, and providing access to library materials.
    • Supporting the cataloging and metadata needs of the Center for Local History.

    The successful candidate will be able to help leadership inspire a broad and shared vision for innovative library services, demonstrate the ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and production-oriented environment, and thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing workplace.

    Selection Criteria

    Minimum: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, plus substantial experience providing library services with at least one year in cataloging related work.

    The ideal candidate will have experience providing programming or technical services that include the following:

    • Knowledge of automated cataloging in a public library setting using modern metadata standards, authority control, and acquisitions processes, such as Dewey Decimal Classification, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, and LC subject headings, RDA, and LCNAF;
    • Working with vendors to outsource cataloging and processing library materials, including those pertaining to shelf-ready product delivery;
    • Workflows to incorporate new technologies or shifts in cataloging priorities.
    • Knowledge of integrated library systems and statistical analysis;
    • Understanding of typical collection development, acquisitions, and processing practices of a large library; and/or
    • Technical cataloging services modules such as Sierra, MarcEdit, OCLC Connexion Client or other automated systems.

    Special Requirements

    Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia Librarian's Certificate.

    Must be able to push and pull full book carts and lifting items weighing up to 35 lbs.

    Additional Information

    Work Hours: This is a full-time position schedule to work 40 hours per week.

    As this is a broadband class, qualifications may be reduced to hire at the entry (1 year) or journey (2 years) level with a similar reduction in the specialty area.

    Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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    Project Archivist, Point Lobos Foundation, Carmel, CA

    The Point Lobos Foundation (PLF) seeks a qualified independent contractor to serve as a project archivist to inventory, accession, catalog, and digitize the archival collections of the Foundation. The project goal is to make the collections accessible by creating a searchable digital database to preserve and maintain our cultural history collections. The Point Lobos Foundation's historical materials have never been catalogued, and are not currently stored in a manner suited to records preservation or retrieval.

    The PLF archives contain approximately 6 linear feet of documents, reports, letters, photographs, video and ephemera documenting the transition of Point Lobos to a Reserve in the California State Park system (1880-1936) and assorted materials from the 1950s to 2000s pertaining to the organizational history of the PLF, the founding of Whalers Cabin as a museum and its listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Project term and requirements:

    This is a contract position through December 2018; the position may be renewed depending on project timeline and required deliverables. Position requires familiarity with archival principles, practices, and professional standards related to cataloging and documenting an eclectic collection of books, primary source documents, photographs and negatives, audio/visual recordings and loaned objects. Written monthly progress reports will be required through the term of the contract. Work will be conducted within Point Lobos State Natural Reserve (as needed) and your personal workspace. This position requires sitting, standing, and the ability to lift 25 lbs.

    Deliverables

    • Develop and complete Project Timeline
    • Research and recommend an appropriate Digital Asset Management (DAM) or Collection Management System (CMS)
    • Draft Collection Development Policy, Agreements for Donations, Loans, and Deed of Gift,
    • Draft Guidelines for research access to the collection
    • Complete processing of archival items, with detailed inventories and finding aids, and records including location and cataloging data entered into the DAM/CMS
    • Develop a DAM or CMS Training Guide; train volunteers to assist with cataloging
    • Research and recommend methods for storing physical and digital materials
    • Create an itemized list of materials requiring conservation and recommended methods
    • Scan and reproduce historic photographs and documents using OCR; coordinate logistics for digitization work to be conducted by external vendors and conduct quality control reviews of digitized files; photograph objects on display; load digital objects and metadata in the DAM/CMS
    • Develop Training Guide and train volunteers to assist with scanning documents using OCR

    Required Skills:

    • Broad knowledge of best practices regarding archives and preservation, and experience in archive management, collection, maintenance and conservation, and digitization
    • MLS or MA in history with archival management certificate and/or experience
    • Knowledge of and experience with descriptive standards and tools such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic Data, and Resource Description and Access (RDA)
    • Proficiency with electronic collections management systems
    • Familiarity with scanning systems, photography, and audio/video digitization and conversion
    • Self-directed and able to work well independently as well as with others

    Submission requirements:

    • Please provide letter of interest outlining experience relevant to the duties outlined in this position announcement, and a resume.
    • Three references: include client name and contact person together with title, organization, address and telephone number(s) and email, and include specific project information associated with the listed reference. References will only be contacted after a successful interview.
    • Submit materials electronically no later than: 15 June 2018

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    Librarian/Archivist, University of Texas Libraries, Austin, TX

    Consuelo Artaza and Castañeda Diversity Alliance Pilot Residency Program Librarian, University of Texas Libraries

    As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, UT Libraries seeks a creative and innovative early-career librarian or archivist with a commitment to building a diverse workforce and fostering diversity within the profession. 

    Priority consideration will be given for application material received by Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

    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. The Residency Program will give the successful candidates an opportunity to gain experience and skills foundational to a successful career in librarianship.

    Purpose

    The University of Texas Libraries is actively recruiting two Librarian I candidates for the Consuelo Artaza and Castañeda Diversity Alliance Pilot Residency Program for an expected start date of September 4, 2018, negotiable. Each two-year academic librarian position offers an early-career librarian or archivist in a historically underrepresented group specialized training, continuing education, and mentorship based on the resident's professional interests and goals.

    Essential Functions

    This Residency Program supports UT Libraries commitment to build a diverse workforce and foster diversity within the profession. Residents will gain experience in a range of areas of academic librarianship, fostering both broad and deep understanding of how academic and research libraries operate. 

    A final job description will be developed collaboratively in the first year and will include rotations through 3-4 UT Libraries units or areas. First-year rotations could include: library instruction and pedagogy; subject liaison librarianship and collection development; digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and data management; assessment and planning; collections acquisitions and licensing; digitization and preservation; special collections, rare books, and archives; metadata and cataloging; and others based on each resident's interests. The second year will culminate in an immersive project-centered and skill-based experience.

    Rotations and final projects will develop essential skill sets needed for librarianship and will allow residents to collaborate with other librarians and participate actively in the work of UT Libraries. 

    Residents will also participate in professional library and scholarly organizations contributing to both skill development and a tangible contribution to the profession.

    Required qualifications

    MLS received in the last two years from an ALA-accredited graduate program, conferred by August 2018.

    Demonstrated experience in establishing priorities, meeting deadlines, and organizing work effectively. A willingness to take on new challenges with a creative approach to troubleshooting problems. Ability to communicate effectively, in person and in writing. Ability to work independently. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a fast-paced and evolving technological, team-oriented and change-ready environment. Demonstrated willingness to respond to opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership.

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    Integrated System Library Administrator, LibGig, Phoenix, AZ

    LibGig, an LAC Group company, seeks an Integrated System Library Administrator for a large corporate client in Phoenix AZ. The Systems Administrator will be responsible for providing technical integration support for systems internal to the organization and to end users as well as training new hires. This is a full-time position that is contracted to run at least 3-6 months (with the possibility of going longer).

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Technical integration support for internal software (Millennium ILS) and end-users
    • System Administration for the Information Services organization.
    • System training for new users within the company.
    • Additional duties as assigned.


    QUALIFICATIONS

    • At least 2-3 years of experience as a systems librarian in a corporate or academic library environment.
    • An MLIS degree from an accredited school is strongly preferred.
    • Experience with Millennium ILS or similar is required.
    • Strong knowledge of bibliographic metadata standards, such as MARC-21 is required.
    • SQL and relational database structure, design, querying is preferred.
    • Programming knowledge, such as Perl, Python, and Visual Basic is a plus.
    • Basic web design (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) is plus.
    • Experience working on the command line (logging into servers, writing and executing scripts) is preferred.
    • Experience with server and systems administration including the following competencies is preferred: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft IIS, Microsoft SQL Microsoft Windows Active Directory, Oracle database, Linux


    To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/eF5vM6

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    Research Data Management Librarian, University of Houston Libraries, Houston, TX

    Research Data Management Librarian, University of Houston Libraries

    The University of Houston is committed to advancing its research priorities and transforming ideas into innovations. We seek a dynamic leader to build library research data management services that are responsive to these emerging research needs. The Research Data Management Librarian will lead the planning, implementation, and assessment of research data management services. Such services may include instruction, consultations, and partnerships with faculty and researchers on data management plans, data management tools and strategies, and metadata standards. The position reports to the Head of Liaison Services within the University Libraries.

    Salary: $62,000 to $64,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications

    Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Applications should be submitted at: libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/....

    Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information: libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/.

    We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

    THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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    Instruction Librarian, University of Houston Libraries, Houston, TX

    Instruction Librarian University of Houston Libraries

    The University of Houston seeks a collaborative and learner-centered instruction librarian to join the instruction team within the Liaison Services department. The instruction team coordinates several lower-level undergraduate face-to-face and online library instruction programs and enhances information literacy education to upper-level undergraduate and graduate programs. The Instruction Librarian will contribute significantly to the design, teaching, and assessment of face-to-face and online library instruction curricula for these programs. The Instruction Librarian will receive mentorship and training in these areas, and will have the opportunity to build skills for leading programs and initiatives. The position reports to the Coordinator of Instruction. Recent graduates and early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

    Salary: $60,000 to $63,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications

    Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/instruction-librarian.

    Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information: libraries.uh.edu/about/employment.

    We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

    THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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    Librarian, LAC Federal, Silver Spring, MD

    LAC Federal seeks a Librarian for a government library in the Silver Spring, MD area. This is a full time (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited contract position starting ASAP. We are accepting applications from Librarians with a range of experience (junior to more senior level) to find someone who is the best fit for the team.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Perform RDA cataloging (original and copy) for a variety of materials including print and digital documents, photos, and video.
    • Perform authority work (NACO) and minting DOIs for publications
    • Create, edit and maintain metadata for a Fedora-based repository including website interface
    • Manage the library's federal depository program including cataloging of incoming materials, and reviewing the library's selection profile and make changes as necessary
    • Library outreach related to the repository and metadata services


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA accredited university is required
    • Experience with both original and copy cataloging materials in RDA
    • Experience using MS Office Suite, specifically Excel and Power Point
    • Ability to multi- task


    To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/RfFiUZ

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    Serials Bindery Assistant, LAC Federal, Washington DC

    LAC Federal seeks a qualified Serials Bindery Assistant to work at a major federal library in Washington, D.C. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of serials records and experience working with an Integrated Library System. Work will be performed on-site. This is a full-time contract (40 hour a week; Monday - Friday), benefited position.

    Responsibilities:

    • Pulling selected serials titles from the stacks
    • Preparing serial units for shipment to bindery
    • Preparing digital bindery tickets
    • Creating and updating bibliographic item records and holdings summaries
    • Quality review of all pre-bindable units


    Qualifications:

    • Prior experience working in library technical services
    • Prior experience working with serials preferred
    • Data entry and shelving experience
    • Experience with binding software desirable
    • Experience using an integrated library system, preferably Voyager
    • Ability to analyze and identify serial patterns and records in multiple languages
    • Must have working knowledge of one Baltic or Eastern European language
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Able to push 50 lbs.


    To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/go2WnS

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    Inventory Specialist, LAC Federal, Washington DC

    LAC Federal is seeking an Inventory Specialist to inspect library book batches and compare call numbers against the Voyager ILS online catalog, MARC records, and shelf list cards in order to flag critical or important errors for problem resolution and accurate inventory. This project is critical to long-term collections access, and intersects with numerous workflows. This is a long term, full-time benefited position (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) at a prestigious federal library on Capitol Hill.

    Responsibilities:

    • You will be inspecting and reviewing library materials and ensuring basic data control including but not limited to verifying the integrity of bibliographic, holdings, item records and location data.
    • You will flag errors, review corrected items, and route items to their appropriate location
    • You will handle various collections, including monographs and serials
    • You will apply knowledge of LC classification, LC subject headings, MARC records, foreign language conventions, and shifting collections guidelines


    Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience reviewing the completed work of others for quality control
    • At least six (6) months experience working in a research library
    • Skill in operating keyboards and computers
    • Strong attention to and ability to work with great detail
    • Knowledge of MARC and RDA preferred
    • At least one year of experience working in libraries and with databases


    To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/JMP176

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    Digital Collections Manager, New York University, New York, NY

    For more information, click here.

    Position Summary

    The Digital Collections Manager will act as the service owner of our academic digital repository services. They will collaborate with staff across the Division of Libraries and the University to design and implement the enhanced repository services for a variety of materials and needs, such as faculty publications, research data, archival collections, and born-digital collections. The Digital Collections Manager will be an integral part of evaluating the library's digital technology services through reporting and analyzing data.

    Qualifications

    Required Education:

    Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

    Preferred Education:

    Master's Degree in Library/Information Science

    Required Experience:

    2-4 years' experience with digital content management workflows and/or preservation services. Supervision experience.

    Preferred Experience:

    Project management of technology projects

    Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    Advanced knowledge of current digital content management and preservation systems. Project Management skills.

    Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    Software configuration and deployment

    Additional Information

    EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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    Special Collections Manager, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, ON

    For more information, click here.
     
    Submission Deadline: FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018
    TIFF is a charitable, cultural organization dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema and creating transformational experiences for film lovers and creators of all ages and backgrounds in our home - TIFF Bell Lightbox. Our mission: To transform the way people see the world, through film. 
    TIFF is committed to embracing diversity and treating all individuals with respect, dignity and fairness by removing physical, social and economic barriers to participation.  
    We are currently hiring for the position of:
     
    SPECIAL COLLECTIONS MANAGER
     
    The Special Collections Manager is responsible for executing standards of care and preservation of the Film Reference Library's (FRL) archival holdings, and ensuring the collection is accessible to researchers. The FRL is a free research resource for film lovers, filmmakers, students, scholars, screenwriters, and film and television professionals. The FRL promotes scholarship on Canadian and International cinema by collecting, preserving, and providing access to a comprehensive collection of film-related reference resources, and films.
     
    Reporting to the Senior Manager of the Film Reference Library, the Special Collections Manager oversees the appraisal, arrangement, and description of acquisitions, and will draw on strong project management skills to oversee several multi-year archival initiatives, including: an audit of 85 Special Collections; completion of a film acquisition cataloguing and re-housing project; and quality control of archival records in the FRL collections management database MIMSY.
     
    Ongoing duties for this position include: administrative tasks related to project management, budget tracking, report-writing, etc; supervise staff and interns in the execution of archival projects; manage and cultivate positive relationships with donors, vendors, and appraisers; coordinate digitization and cataloguing projects; assist internal and external patrons with archival research; and work collaboratively with the library team and other TIFF departments and stakeholders to ensure the care and handling of collection materials.
     
    The ideal candidate for this role is an experienced archivist, museum professional, or collections manager with demonstrated experience in project management. Core competencies (in addition to knowledge of archival and collections management practices) include skills and experience in planning and executing long-term or multi-year projects, multi-tasking, supervision, and meeting deadlines.

    Responsibilities

      • Oversee the acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, and description of archival records in all formats following accepted professional standards and practices (RAD, FIAF), and in keeping with the FRL Collection Development Policy
      • Supervision of Senior Coordinator, research residents, and interns
      • Oversee appraisal of new acquisitions observing best practices; issue tax receipts to donors; track insurance information for Finance team; complete CCPERB applications as required.
      • Plan and implement a multi-year audit of all Special Collections
      • Oversee completion of multi-year film acquisition project in collaboration Technical Production team: revision, cataloguing, and re-housing of film prints.
      • Develop and maintain policies and procedures governing the proper care and administration of the FRL archives, in consultation with the Senior Manager
      • Maintain positive ongoing relationships with vendors, and manage accounts
      • Develop and maintain positive relationships with donors
      • Manage budgets relating to collection appraisals, storage, and archival supplies
      • Assist with in-depth archival research inquiries via library services desk, email, and phone.
      • Quality control of special collections records in MIMSY to ensure collections are fully accessible and catalogued.
      • Coordinate digitization and/or cataloguing projects as directed
      • Ensure the collection storage facilities are well-maintained and meet the needs of the archive
      • Complete grant-writing in close collaboration with Government Foundation Relations team
      • Provide guidance on care, handling, and display of archival materials in TIFF Bell Lightbox on an as-needed basis.

    Minimum Requirements

      • Masters Degree or equivalent in Library and Information Studies (with a focus on archives), Museum Studies, or Collection Management
      • 3-5 years experience working in an archive or collections setting
      • 2-3 years of supervisory experience is required
      • Demonstrated experience in Project Management and knowledge of best practices in time management and productivity tracking
      • Demonstrated experience in the proper care and handling of archival materials, including audiovisual formats, according to established standards
      • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and archival standards in cataloguing, including audiovisual formats
      • Experience in managing the assessment and appraisal of archival materials and artifacts
      • Experience in managing budgets and accountable in managing finances
      • Experience in working with collections management software; MS Office
      • Knowledge of film history as asset, particularly Canadian cinema 
      • Knowledge of best practices in display and installation of artifacts
      • Knowledge of best practices in digitization, digital workflows, and digital storage
      • Commitment to client services. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
      • Familiarity with CCPERB application process
      • Previous experience in a schedule-driven, project-based environment with emphasis on timelines and delivery
      • Ability to be self-lead and work independently, and also be part of a team
      • Position may require a flexible work schedule

    Start Date

      • July 2018

    How to Submit & Application Deadline

      • Please submit cover letter, resumé and the names and phone numbers of 3 references as one (1) PDF or Word document, by 5pm on Friday May 18, 2018.

      • All applications must be submitted online through the posting found on our website tiff.net/careers.
      • Please note in your cover letter where you saw this job posting.
    We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries please. All applications are considered confidential.
     
    TIFF is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities and will work with applicants to meet their needs.   

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    Special Collections Librarian I, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

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    POSITION: Special Collections Librarian I 

    DEPARTMENT: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto Libraries

    DATE REQUIRED: July 1, 2018

    Are you looking for challenging, meaningful work in a supportive and diverse environment? Are you looking for a career at one of Canada's top employers? Work where the world comes to think, discover and learn. Consider a career at the University of Toronto.

    About the University of Toronto Libraries
    The University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) system is the largest academic library in Canada and is consistently ranked among the top-10 research libraries in North America. The system consists of 44 libraries located on three university campuses: St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough. This array of college libraries, special collections, and specialized libraries and information centres supports the teaching and research requirements of 215 graduate programs, over 60 professional programs, and more than 700 undergraduate degree programs. In addition to more than 12 million print volumes, the library system currently provides access to millions of electronic resources in various forms and over 29,554 linear metres of archival material. More than 150,000 new print volumes are acquired each year. The Libraries' data centre houses more than 200 servers with a storage capacity of 1.5 petabytes.

    The Opportunity
    Reporting to the Department Head, the Special Collections Librarian works closely with Fisher librarians on assigned tasks. Principal responsibilities include the cataloguing of rare books, ephemera, and modern manuscripts. As a collegial member of the rare books and special collections team, the Special Collections Librarian also assists with reference, outreach, and digital projects. Some weekend and evening hours may be required.

    Responsibilities:

    • Train in and perform rare book cataloguing
    • Catalogue ephemera
    • Arrange, describe and process modern manuscripts
    • Serve a regular shift on the Fisher Library reference desk
    • Participate in outreach activities, seminars, and digital projects
    • Other duties as required

    Required Qualifications & Experience:

    • An accredited degree from a Master's level program in library and information studies, preferably with a concentration in rare books or archives or an acceptable equivalent
    • Demonstrated interest and background in special collections
    • Familiarity with standard office, database and ILS software
    • Knowledge of rare book and archival/manuscripts cataloguing and/or metadata
    • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently to accomplish assigned tasks within stated guidelines and to deadline
    • Proven communication and organizational skills
    • Discretion and good judgement

    Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

    • Experience in an academic library or special collections setting
    • Experience in one or more of: reference service, outreach, teaching, digital projects

    Salary and Terms of Appointment:
    This is a 6-month contract limited term appointment to be hired at the Librarian I level.

    NOTE: Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.

    Application Materials Required: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references of which at least two have supervised your work. Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf) with a file name convention of [Surname, FirstName.SpecCollLib] to Library Human Resources at utlhr@utoronto.ca; or to Room 1140, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5; or by fax to (416) 946-5543 by June 13, 2018.

    The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

    The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact utlhr@utoronto.ca.

    The University of Toronto Libraries thanks all applicants but will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

    University of Toronto Library System: http://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/

    University of Toronto: http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/site3.aspx

    Policies for librarians:  http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/faculty-librarians.htm

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    Metadata Librarian II, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    For more information, click here.

    Req ID: 19563

    Shift: Days

    Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

    The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute is recruiting a new team to build a data and informatics program called "Arcus" that will link clinical and biological data and provide world-class computational tools to solve the most challenging problems in child health. Recognizing the central role of data to the future of pediatric research, CHOP leadership and the Board of Directors committed to a funding plan, and Arcus was launched in July 2017.  The Arcus team integrates with major scientific initiatives in the Research Institute Strategic Plan: Lifespan, Rare Diseases, Novel Devices and Therapeutics, and Precision Health.  We seek mission-oriented professionals with interest and expertise in the areas of biomedical science, library science, data education, data science, cloud computing, data privacy, and security.

     

    The Metadata Librarian II is responsible for metadata services that support the unified discovery of CHOP research and clinical data from multiple sources and facilitate new research initiatives and discoveries. As a member of the new Library Science team, the incumbent will investigate, implement, and maintain the standards and workflows necessary to establish a new digital archive and catalog of CHOP-generated biomedical data, objects, and collections. The Metadata Librarian II will establish long-term metadata strategy and collaborate on related strategies for preservation and discovery. The incumbent will incorporate data standards and descriptive practices from the biomedical field into cataloging practices as appropriate.

     

    The successful candidate will work with clinical, research, and informatics domains across CHOP to learn about the requirements of different data sources, content types, researchers and research practices. The incumbent will also collaborate with fellow Library Science team members on preservation and discovery solutions and with technical staff on the establishment of systems support for metadata workflows.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Coordinate the implementation and continuous improvement of metadata workflows and practices that support the description, discovery, and linking of biomedical data collections and objects generated at CHOP.
    • Independently manage a portfolio of tasks with general instruction, guidance, and supervision from direct supervisor as well as distributed team.
    • Establish, document, and maintain metadata standards and tools including data dictionaries and application profiles and utilizing relevant ontologies, thesauri, and controlled vocabularies.
    • Support integrated discovery of distinct and disparate collections through metadata that extends relationships across resources and systems.
    • Implement metadata submission procedures in collaboration with technical staff, including entry, validation, and review.
    • Identify opportunities for automated metadata processing of catalog content and coordinate with Library Science and technical staff on the establishment of related systems support.
    • Review object processing to resolve cataloging issues, ensure accuracy and adherence to standards, and identify improvements to automated and manual cataloging practices.
    • Collaborate with the Digital Archivist on the implementation of technical and administrative metadata standards and practices that support digital preservation goals.
    • Coordinate with Information Analysts on the design of data dictionaries and descriptive practices for active data stores and biomedical research projects.
    • Monitor library and biomedical fields for relevant developments in metadata standards and processes.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Required education: Bachelor's Degree in library science, information science, or related discipline
    • Required experience: At least three (3) years of relevant experience in a research, academic, medical, or related setting

    Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

    • Preferred education: Master's Degree in library science, information science, or related discipline

    Additional Technical Requirements

    • Knowledge of issues and trends in the application of metadata for organizing, managing, and discovering digital resources and/or research data
    • Demonstrated expertise in descriptive principles and content standards, controlled vocabularies, authority control, and ontologies
    • Experience developing and validating crosswalks to support metadata transformations and data exchange
    • Experience with tools and/or scripting languages for metadata manipulation such as OpenRefine, XSLT, and Python
    • Knowledge of authority data and identifier standards including LC/NAF, ORCID, ISNI, DOI
    • Experience working with a digital asset management system or digital repository
    • Aptitude for working on large-scale data projects
    • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
    • Ability to plan, organize work and use time effectively and efficiently
    • Excellent writing/speaking skills
    • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
    • Appreciation of diversity and affinity for interacting with people of varying backgrounds and perspectives
    • Experience with descriptive standards and practices for medical data and resources preferred.
    • Experience with linked data, RDF, OWL, and related applications preferred
    • Experience developing metadata application profiles or ontologies preferred
    • Working knowledge of triple-stores, SPARQL queries, or JSON-LD preferred

    All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans. Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

    CHOP Careers Contact 

    Talent Acquisition

    2716 South Street, 6th Floor

    Philadelphia, PA 19146 

    Phone: 866-820-9288 

    Email: TalentAcquisition@email.chop.edu

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    Digital Archivist II, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

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    Type: Full Time
    Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Job Description:

    Req ID: 19564

    Shift: Days

    Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time

    JOB SUMMARY

    The Children s Hospital Of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute is recruiting a new team to build a data and informatics program called Arcus that will link clinical and biological data and provide world-class computational tools to solve the most challenging problems in child health. Recognizing the central role of data to the future of pediatric research, CHOP leadership and the Board of Directors committed to a funding plan, and Arcus was launched in July 2017. The Arcus team integrates with major scientific initiatives in the Research Institute Strategic Plan: Lifespan, Rare Diseases, Novel Devices and Therapeutics, and Precision Health. We seek mission-oriented professionals with interest and expertise in the areas of biomedical science, library science, data education, data science, cloud computing, data privacy, and security.

    The Digital Archivist II is responsible for the digital archives services that ensure the long-term preservation and availability of CHOP-generated biomedical data, objects, and collections. As a member of the new Library Science team, the incumbent will implement and manage the standards-based workflows and processes necessary to establish a new digital archive and catalog of research data that facilitates new research initiatives and discoveries. The Digital Archivist II will establish long-term preservation strategy and collaborate on strategies for metadata and discovery. In collaboration with technical staff and fellow Library Science team members, the Digital Archivist II will coordinate the selection, implementation, and management of applications and tools that support core functions of digital preservation.

    The successful candidate will work with clinical, research, and informatics domains across CHOP to learn about the requirements of different data sources, content types, researchers and research practices and apply that knowledge to the assessment and preparation of new collections. The incumbent will also collaborate with fellow Library Science team members on metadata and discovery standards and supporting solutions

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Coordinate the implementation, management, and continuous improvement of standards-based digital archive applications and workflows for the ingestion, processing, and management of biomedical research data, objects, and collections.
    • Independently manage a portfolio of tasks with general instruction, guidance, and supervision from direct supervisor as well as distributed team.
    • Assess, establish, and maintain processes and tools that ensure the integrity of content, its preservation and availability for reuse.
    • Coordinate with the Metadata Librarian on the implementation of technical and administrative metadata standards and practices as part of an overall metadata strategy.
    • Identify opportunities for automated processing of content and coordinate with Library Science and technical staff on the establishment of related systems support.
    • Review archival processing and management processes to resolve issues, ensure standards compliance, and identify opportunities to improve automated and manual practices.
    • Collaborate with Data Education team on requirements for collections, content types, and users.
    • Coordinate administration of archival applications and tools, liaising with technical staff on requirements, functionality, and troubleshooting
    • Monitor archival and information science fields for relevant developments.

    REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Required education: Bachelor s Degree in archives, library science, information science, or related discipline
    • Required experience: At least three (3) years of relevant experience in an archive setting

    PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERT/LIC

    • Preferred education: Master s Degree in archives, library science, information science, or related discipline
    • Preferred experience: At least three (3) years of relevant experience in a research, academic, or medical archive setting

    ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Demonstrated expertise with archival and curation practices, standards, and applications for the stewardship of digital content and/or research data
    • Experience with the application of metadata standards for the preservation and access of digital content
    • Knowledge of the models and standards for establishing and certifying archival systems and trusted repositories, i.e. OAIS, TDR
    • Knowledge of current and emerging issues and trends in digital archives, preservation, or curation
    • Experience with rights management for archival content
    • Experience with digital repository solutions such as DSpace, Islandora, Samvera.
    • Knowledge of curation workflow, digital forensics, and content characterization tools, ex. Archivematica, BitCurator, and JHOVE
    • Commitment to ongoing professional development
    • Ability to plan, organize work and use time effectively and efficiently
    • Excellent writing/speaking skills
    • Familiarity with scripting languages and/or tools for metadata manipulation, ex. OpenRefine, Python, XSLT preferred
    • Familiarity with natural language processing and tools, ex. the Stanford Named Entity Recognizer and Apache OpenNLP preferred
    • Familiarity with Linked Data structures and tools preferred

    All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

    Children\'s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children\'s Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

    Children\'s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans. Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

    CHOP Careers Contact

    Talent Acquisition

    2716 South Street, 6th Floor

    Philadelphia, PA 19146

    Phone: 866-820-9288

    Email: TalentAcquisition@email.chop.edu

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    Archival Technician, Natural History Survey at University of Illinois, Springfield, IL

    Job Opening Title: Archival Technician

    Institution/Organization Name: Illinois Natural History Survey

    Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Springfield, Illinois

    Application Deadline: June 1, 2018

    llinois Natural History Survey
    Prairie Research Institute
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Position based at IDNR office in Springfield, IL.

    We are seeking an individual to conduct informational queries through extensive document collections associated with 350+ Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) properties, as part of the Owned, Managed and Leased Properties project. Identify documents of significant value and subsequently provide for their digital archival.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities: Coordinate retrieval of documents (deeds, owner's policies, documents listed Schedule B of owner's policy, official plats of survey, parcel plats, conservation easements, leases, nature preserve and land and water reserve dedications, etc.) from IDNR files, the Illinois State Archive's, and/or various county recorder's offices. Using knowledge gained in an appropriate educational discipline, conduct critical informational queries through these extensive document collections of various forms. Evaluate, identify, and interpret all documents to determine archival significance. Provide for the scanning of identified significant documents into digital files using standards and methodology developed for the project (object character recognition, redaction, naming conventions for files and folders, etc.). Provide quality control through a critical review of all scanned files. Archive scanned files on servers; log and track the status of all scanned documents.

    Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, preferably in history, library and information science, environmental science or other related discipline; experience with archival process of documents; experience with Microsoft Office products; must have a valid driver's license; must be willing to travel throughout the state, with occasional overnight trips, to gather necessary information from various county recorders' offices; ability to lift up to 40 pounds; must be proficient in English in both written and oral forms; excellent communication skills; highly organized with attention to detail; ability to work independently with minimal supervisor. Preferred Qualifications: Experience reading and interpreting legal descriptions and plat maps to identify location of parcels as well as experience using Adobe Acrobat Professional and ArcGIS software; familiarity with various document scanning methods for all types of documents and sizes.

    Salary: $15.00/hr; 20-30 hours per week with the opportunity to work up to 40 hours per week after 3-4 month training period.

    To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 1, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please submit via e-mail 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the contact information of three academic or professional references to Chad Hickman at chdhckmn@illinois.edu

    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.

    To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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    Diversity Fellow Librarian, Loyola/Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

    The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a creative and innovative librarian with a commitment to serving diverse and historically underrepresented groups to join our Research and Technology Services Department for a dynamic two-year term fellowship, with a possibility for a third year. The Diversity Fellow will be fully immersed in librarianship. In the first year, the Fellow will develop essential skill sets for designing and delivering instruction, engaging with faculty in digital scholarship, establishing campus and professional connections and supporting research and technology services. To explore his/her specific interests, the Fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other librarians to lead outreach initiatives, including marketing library events, serve as a liaison to an academic department, and actively participate in assessing the use of the library's virtual and physical spaces.

    In the second year, the Fellow will lead a collaborative project that aligns with his/her interests and skills to promote librarianship. The Fellow will have the opportunity to serve on committees and will be encouraged to engage in professional development activities and attend local and national conferences. The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University

     

    Examples of Position Responsibilities:

    • Provide in-person and online research instruction to students, incorporating active learning and emerging technologies.
    • Coordinate the Library's digital literacy pop up classes and Makerspace instruction initiatives in partnership with the Technology Librarian.
    • Support faculty in digital scholarship as assigned.
    • Lead marketing initiatives to creatively promote Library events and services.
    • Propose and implement a service learning project promoting academic librarianship through community outreach.
    • Coordinate student worker reference training and provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
    • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
    • Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives as assigned.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Completed an ALA-accredited Master's in Library/Information Science within the last two years;
    • Demonstrated interest in library pedagogy, digital literacy, or instructional design;
    • Demonstrated interest in service learning initiatives;
    • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
    • Demonstrated leadership skills;
    • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
    • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated project management skills;
    • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Familiarity with usability and assessment practices;
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop and/or other basic graphic design software;
    • Familiarity with tools and methods for digital scholarship;
    • Familiarity with established and emerging technologies, such as graphic design, website creation, social media, or data visualization;
    • Interest in contributing to the profession through research and scholarly communication.

    About the Library:

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

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

     

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

     

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

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    Archival Specialist, Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Stanford, CA

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    The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Archival Specialist for the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. The position is a full-time position for a two year fixed-term. 

    About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy--both domestic and foreign--as well as international affairs. 

    Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges. 

    With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.

    JOB PURPOSE:

    The Archival Specialist performs a variety of complex duties within one or more functional areas of a library. Applies specialized knowledge and/or subject expertise under minimal supervision, exercising a high degree of initiative. May supervise employees and manage a small unit or after hours operations by overseeing daily operations and updating and maintaining facilities and equipment.

    The position will assist with descriptive metadata and physical preparations for moving Library & Archives material for transfer to an offsite location and develop machine readable inventory control procedures for the materials to facilitate retrieval for on campus use due to upcoming building renovations. The materials involved are rare and unique formats including manuscript collections, organizational records, audio and video formats, and newspapers.

    The Archival Specialist will focus on work with serials and newspapers as a part of the project team of librarians, archivists, and library assistants to survey, rehouse, catalog, label, barcode, and coordinate preservation and conservation treatments as needed for transfer to an offsite facility. 

    CORE DUTIES:
    • Correct complex errors in various types of records that enhance discoverability of library resources in our online catalog (e.g. bibliographic records, call number records, item records, holdings records). 
    • Determine subject content of books in different languages and assign Library of Congress call number and subject keywords.
    • Create abbreviated level bibliographic records according to local policies and guidelines, including deriving a record from copy.
    • Perform "enhanced" copy cataloging (e.g. adding a call number to resources that lack classification).
    • Review, add, and modify metadata for digital collections by examining the digital objects and applying guidelines specific to the collection.
    ADDITIONAL CORE DUTIES*:
    • Compile detailed finding aids to archival collections.
    • Draft reports for supervisor.
    • Participate in the development of a uniform description environment across Hoover Library and Archives.
    • Will supervise day-to-day work of student and/or temporary workers, including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness, and providing performance review input.
    *Other duties may also be assigned.
     
    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    Education & Experience:
    Two-year college degree plus three or more years of experience in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. One to two years of experience in description of archival or rare materials strongly preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Demonstrated computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheets and communication software such as email.
    • Record of excellent attendance.
    • Experience using or ability to learn one or more library automated systems, proficiency in using SirsiDynix's Symphony preferred.
    • Excellent analytic and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, production-oriented environment and the ability to adapt quickly and work under pressure to meet deadlines and production goals.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity.
    • Good keyboarding skills and physical tolerance for at least six hours per day of keying
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member, under pressure, in a highly demanding environment.
    • Proficiency in reading at least one other Western European language besides English.
    • Demonstrated ability to process materials in a wide variety of foreign languages and subjects.
    • Ability to determine basic subject matter of materials and inputs appropriate subject keywords in English.
    • Thorough knowledge of catalog records and MARC21 formats, with the ability to effectively search bibliographic utilities (e.g. OCLC).
    • Ability to work with a variety of non-MARC metadata formats.
    • Ability to work with a variety of digitized physical formats (e.g., images, maps) and languages.
    • Ability to follow and apply the content rules for creating metadata records as specified for individual projects.
    • Ability to locate class numbers corresponding to the main subject using LC's Classification Web database and, as necessary, bibliographic databases.
    • Ability to complete call numbers by assigning appropriate cutter numbers, based on instructions in classification schedules and using LC cutter tables, as well as pre-established cutter numbers, and shelflists against the SUL union catalog.
    • Perform copy cataloging as needed.
    • Performs "level-3" (abbreviated-level) cataloging conforming to current local and national standards.
    • Demonstrated library experience working with serial publications.
    • Demonstrated experience creating and editing metadata for serial print archives.
    STRONGLY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Experience with complex information systems (e.g., Archivist's Toolkit) or ability to learn them.
    • Experience supervising casual workers or lower level staff.
    • Ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures and principles adopted by the Hoover Library and Archives. 
    • Ability to learn, analyze, and utilize existing and emerging metadata standards, such as Dublin Core, EAD and MODS and relevant thesauri or ontologies, as required by special projects. 
    • Familiarity with RDF, XML, and other machine actionable metadata languages, principles of linked data, and ability to work with controlled vocabularies and ontologies preferred. 
    • Flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic environment, involved with a variety of simultaneous projects and workflows. 
    • Strong project management skills with the ability to use considerable judgment and initiative.
    Certifications and Licenses:
    • None
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
    • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks. 
    • Work with books and in places that may be dusty.
    • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
    • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
    • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
    • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift 40 pound boxes or bundles.
    *Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold; work extended hours, evenings and weekends.
    WORK STANDARDS:
    • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as with external organizations.
    • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
    • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

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    Preservation Library Specialist, Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Stanford, CA

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    The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Preservation Library Specialist for the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. The position is a two-year fixed term.

    About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy--both domestic and foreign--as well as international affairs. 

    Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges. 

    With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.

    JOB PURPOSE:
    The Preservation Library Specialist performs a wide range of complex and/or interrelated duties involving a high level of decision making within one or more functional areas of a library. Applies knowledge of overall system and works mostly independently with a high degree of initiative. May supervise employees and manage a unit or after hours' operations by overseeing daily operations and updating and maintaining facilities and equipment.

    The position will assist with metadata and physical preparations for moving Library & Archives material for transfer to an offsite location and develop machine readable inventory control procedures for the materials to facilitate retrieval for on campus use due to upcoming building renovations. The materials involved are rare and unique formats including manuscript collections, organizational records, audio and video formats, and newspapers.

    The Preservation Library Specialist will focus on work consisting of preservation analysis and rehousing needs, as a part of the project team of librarians, archivists, and library assistants to survey, rehouse, catalog, label, barcode, and coordinate preservation and conservation treatments as needed for transfer to an offsite facility.

    CORE DUTIES:

    • Manage daily operations of a unit to include supervision of staff, as well as training and performance evaluation as well as scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness
    • Perform searching in national database of bibliographic records to identify microfilm or digital replacement copies
    • Manage timecards
    • Use electronic tracking system for inventory of materials in vault, as well as materials in the department
    • Use Library Automated Retrieval System to keep track of library materials
    • May be involved in vendor relations, and host visits and tours for vendors
    • Collect and maintain statistics; produce reports for management
    • Interact with management and colleagues within and outside the functional area
    • Coordinate and perform a wide range of activities, including outreach and education, teaching workshops and offering care and handling classes
    • Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues
    • Participate in disaster response. May also direct other responders
    • Create digital documentation and associated metadata

    ADDITIONAL CORE DUTIES*:

    • Participate in the development of a uniform description environment across Hoover Library and Archives.

    * Other duties may also be assigned.

     
    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree plus three or more years of experience in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
    One to two years of experience in preservation or conservation of rare materials strongly preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Substantial knowledge of preservation principles and practices
    • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
    • Ability to communicate library policy (e.g. explain a variety of policies and protocols to various stakeholders.)
    • Ability to apply judgment and initiative in choosing procedures and evaluating alternatives.
    • Experience with library management systems or ability to learn them
    • Demonstrated computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheets, and communication software such as email
    • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks accurately and efficiently (e.g. physical and computer tasks)
    STRONGLY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Experience with complex information systems (e.g., Archivist's Toolkit) or ability to learn them
    • Experience supervising casual workers or lower level staff
    • Flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic environment, involved with a variety of simultaneous projects and workflows. 
    • Strong project management skills.
    Certifications and Licenses:
    • None
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
    • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks. 
    • Work with books and in places that may be dusty.
    • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
    • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
    • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
    • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift 40 pound boxes or bundles.
    *Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold; work extended hours, evenings and weekends.
    WORK STANDARDS:
    • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as with external organizations.
    • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
    • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

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    Archivist, Mercy Health Ministry, St. Louis, MO

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    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    The Archives serve as the final repository for the historical records of Mercy Health Ministry, including records from hospitals, clinics, shared services, and ministries. These records comprise of histories, photographs, artifacts, publications, audio-visual materials, and other items. The Archivist works to document the history of the ministry by collecting and preserving these materials and making them available to those serving in the Ministry. 

    • Oversees, creates and maintains, archival practices to ensure appropriate preservation and collection of documents and artifacts according to accepted archival practices
    • Identifies, collects, preserves, arranges, stores and makes available for use the enduring archival records in various media forms of the Mercy Health Ministry
    • Collaborates with Mercy Integrated Marketing in preserving archival material and resources related to various digital platforms and video formats  
    • Oversees, maintains and updates the Inventory of Archival holdings to ensure prompt access to documents and information
    • Monitors and maintains appropriate environmental conditions, and takes measures to prevent damage by fire or other disasters
    • Encourage/Assist hospitals and clinics within the health ministry with archives
    • Recommends archival resources for key ministry meetings and initiatives
    • Assist with the preparation of photographic and other displays as needed for public display
    • Responds to requests from Ministry Leaders and other representatives of Mercy
    • Participates in archival organizations as appropriate, and stays abreast of archival practices
    • Supervises staff and volunteers as needed

     

    Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in archives, library science, history or related field
    • One year experience in an archival or records retention position
    • Certification or working toward certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists
    • Experience in the application of digital technologies used in archives and archiving of digital materials, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word, Access, Excel and Outlook
    • Organizational and managerial skills, which include the ability to establish priorities
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to attend to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to work alone as well as with others
    • Willingness and ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds
    • Ability to travel when required and stay up to a week at a location away from St. Louis
    • Willingness to develop a thorough understanding of the Sisters of Mercy and Mercy Health Ministry and their related history
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality

     

    We'll Support You at Work and Home 

    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a "top 100 places to work." We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We're proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

     

    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy 

    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

    What if I am not ready to apply? Submit your resume here and be considered for future opportunities!

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    Distinctive Collections Librarian/Archivist, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

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    Reporting to the Director of Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement, the Distinctive Collections Librarian/Archivist coordinates one or more services or functional programs for archives and/or special collections including: the arrangement and description of distinctive collections materials according to national standards; the acquisition, marketing and management of distinctive collections with a focus on developing new exhibits and outreach activities; the description of digitized materials in the Villanova Digital Library; the coordination and editing of transcriptions across all distinctive collections. Assists in the development and maintenance of relationships with internal and external partners and University Offices, and provides library research consultation in response to user inquiries and instructional activities with faculty relating to archives and special collections materials.

    Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

    Duties:

    • Coordinates one or more service or functional programs for archival and/or special collection including: the arrangement and description of materials according to national standards; the acquisition, marketing and management of collections with a focus on developing new exhibits and outreach activities; the description of digitized materials in the Villanova Digital Library; the coordination and editing of transcriptions across all distinctive collections.
    • Contributes to acquisition, arrangement, and description of distinctive collections; distinctive collections exhibit and outreach activities; scanning lab operations; historical transcription editing.
    • Responsible for the quality control of scanned images, development of knowledge creation projects, manuscript transcription, the description, access, and exhibition of materials from other distinctive collections, and the creation and uniform construction of metadata descriptions for materials in the Digital Library.
    • Provides library research consultations in response to user inquiries and instructional activities with faculty relating to archives, special collections, and digital library materials.
    • Leads and contributes to programs, goals and strategic initiatives of the Collections and Stewardship area, Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University, and professional organizations, as appropriate.
    • Performs additional duties and assists with special projects as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or an advance degree in History with an archival concentration, required.
    • 1+ years of experience describing rare materials in a digital library or distinctive collection
    • 1+ years of curation experience for digital and physical exhibits.
    • Knowledge of digital library descriptive and imaging standards.
    • Knowledge of DACSEADDCRM, and other archival and rare materials descriptive and encoding standards.
    • Knowledge of historical transcription editing standards and practices.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries in service of user needs.
    • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting objectives, effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously, and adjust as circumstances change.
    • Demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining relationships with diverse user communities.
    • Excellent communication, analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills with the ability to present information and ideas clearly and concisely.
    • High level of creativity, innovation, and strong concept skills.
    • Strong customer service skills including the ability to be responsive to service needs of constituents in a courteous and consistent manner.
    • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and integrity according to University Policy regarding archival materials.
    • Knowledge of digital description software (Archivist Toolkit/Archives Space), OCLC Connection, MS office suite.
    • Knowledge of exhibition CMS software platforms, scanning and OCR software and hardware tools and techniques.
    • Knowledge of technology for digital conversion of physical materials, image and audio editing software, and social media management.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • SAA Arrangement & Description certificate, preferred.
    • Knowledge of a 1 or more Romance Languages, preferred.
    • 1+ years of experience editing historical transcriptions, preferred.

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    Metadata Specialist, Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Stanford, CA

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    A cover letter and resume are required for full consideration.

    The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Metadata Specialist for the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. The position is a full-time position for a two year fixed-term. 

    About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy--both domestic and foreign--as well as international affairs. 

    Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges. 

    With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.

    JOB PURPOSE:

    The Metadata Specialist performs a variety of complex duties within one or more functional areas of a library. Applies specialized knowledge and/or subject expertise under minimal supervision, exercising a high degree of initiative. May supervise employees and manage a small unit or after hours operations by overseeing daily operations and updating and maintaining facilities and equipment.

    The position will assist with metadata and physical preparations for moving Library & Archives material for transfer to an offsite location and develop machine readable inventory control procedures for the materials to facilitate retrieval for on campus use due to upcoming building renovations. The materials involved are rare and unique formats including manuscript collections, organizational records, audio and video formats, and newspapers.

    The Metadata Specialist will focus on work with serials and newspapers as a part of the project team of librarians, archivists, and library assistants to survey, rehouse, catalog, label, barcode, and coordinate preservation and conservation treatments as needed for transfer to an offsite facility. 

    CORE DUTIES:
    • Correct complex errors in various types of records that enhance discoverability of library resources in our online catalog (e.g. bibliographic records, call number records, item records, holdings records). 
    • Determine subject content of books in different languages and assign Library of Congress call number and subject keywords.
    • Create abbreviated level bibliographic records according to local policies and guidelines, including deriving a record from copy.
    • Perform "enhanced" copy cataloging (e.g. adding a call number to resources that lack classification).
    • Review, add, and modify metadata for digital collections by examining the digital objects and applying guidelines specific to the collection.
    ADDITIONAL CORE DUTIES*:
    • Participate in the development of a uniform description environment across Hoover Library and Archives.
    • Will supervise day-to-day work of student and/or temporary workers, including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness, and providing performance review input.
    *Other duties may also be assigned.
     
    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    Education & Experience:
    Two-year college degree plus three or more years of experience in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. One to two years of experience in metadata creation with serials and/or rare materials strongly preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Demonstrated computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheets and communication software such as email.
    • Record of excellent attendance.
    • Experience using or ability to learn one or more library automated systems, proficiency in using SirsiDynix's Symphony preferred.
    • Excellent analytic and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, production-oriented environment and the ability to adapt quickly and work under pressure to meet deadlines and production goals.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity.
    • Good keyboarding skills and physical tolerance for at least six hours per day of keying.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member, under pressure, in a highly demanding environment.
    • Proficiency in reading at least one other Western European language besides English.
    • Demonstrated ability to process materials in a wide variety of foreign languages and subjects.
    • Ability to determine basic subject matter of materials and inputs appropriate subject keywords in English.
    • Thorough knowledge of catalog records and MARC21 formats, with the ability to effectively search bibliographic utilities (e.g. OCLC).
    • Ability to work with a variety of non-MARC metadata formats.
    • Ability to work with a variety of digitized physical formats (e.g., images, maps) and languages.
    • Ability to follow and apply the content rules for creating metadata records as specified for individual projects.
    • Ability to locate class numbers corresponding to the main subject using LC's Classification Web database and, as necessary, bibliographic databases.
    • Ability to complete call numbers by assigning appropriate cutter numbers, based on instructions in classification schedules and using LC cutter tables, as well as pre-established cutter numbers, and shelflists against the SUL union catalog.
    • Perform copy cataloging as needed.
    • Performs "level-3" (abbreviated-level) cataloging conforming to current local and national standards.
    • Demonstrated library experience working with serial publications.
    • Demonstrated experience creating and editing metadata for serial print archives.
    STRONGLY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Proficiency in reading at least one Slavic language. 
    • Experience with complex information systems (e.g., Archivist's Toolkit) or ability to learn them.
    • Experience supervising casual workers or lower level staff.
    • Ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures and principles adopted by the Hoover Library and Archives. 
    • Flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic environment, involved with a variety of simultaneous projects and workflows. 
    • Strong project management skills with the ability to use considerable judgment and initiative.
    Certifications and Licenses:
    • None
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
    • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks. 
    • Work with books and in places that may be dusty.
    • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
    • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
    • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
    • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift 40 pound boxes or bundles.
    *Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold; work extended hours, evenings and weekends.
    WORK STANDARDS:
    • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as with external organizations.
    • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
    • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

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    Project Archivist, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

    Project Archivist (Temporary Position)

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    The George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the temporary position of Project Archivist, in the Special Collections Research Center. The Special Collections Research Center is the unit within George Mason University Libraries charged with acquiring, documenting, preserving, and providing access to primary research collections and documents. SCRC also manages the non-current and archival records of George Mason University, is responsible for the administration of, and preservation and access to, the University's theses and dissertations, and undertakes, through its Oral History program, the creation of audiovisual documentary resources. SCRC also adds value to its holdings through selective digitization and through interpretive exhibits, instruction, and programming. 

    The Project Archivist supports Special Collections Research Center goals in the areas of digitizing and providing access to selected materials from the C-SPAN records. Specifically, the Project Archivist will perform complex and specialized duties as follows: apply current best practices to managing digitization projects; upload images and metadata to Omeka S platform for presentation of select digital materials from manuscript collection(s); participate in formulating workflow(s), policy enhancements and streamlining procedures for digital collections; create and maintain best practice documentation for scanning, file naming, and quality control; initiate and respond to complex communications in carrying out daily operations of functional area in person, in writing, via telephone and e-mail and social media tools; participate within SCRC in working groups and committees as appropriate. 

    George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. 

    The Project Archivist is an 18-24 month temporary position, and reports to the Manuscripts and Archives Librarian. 

    The Project Archivist is responsible for:

    • Responsible for identifying and digitizing selected paper, photographic, ephemeral and audio-visual materials from the C-SPAN records.
    • Provides accurate metadata for digital files using the Archivists' Toolkit database, narrative descriptions for manuscript collections and digital collections, and other research sources.
    • Creates metadata information in spreadsheets, and links information to digital objects records within digital repository Omeka S.
    • Assures appropriate handling, physical housing, and storage of collection materials.
    • Identifies and refers items as necessary for preservation.
    • Works closely with the SCRC Digital Projects Committee in creation of digital and on-site resources that reflect digitization and processing standards consistent with best practices.
    • Participates in outreach and curatorial activities, which may include reference and research consultation, instruction, exhibits, publications, and programs.
    • Participates in selected professional activities in the SCRC department, which may include public service, program assistance, policy development, and planning.
    • Participates in the professional life of the Libraries and the University.
    • Reports statistics throughout the year and in the annual report. These statistics include data on digitization, description, images uploaded, and any other information pertinent for reporting purposes.

    Required Qualifications:

    • ALA accredited MLS with archives concentration from an ALA accredited program, or concentration in archives combined with graduate degree in history or related discipline.
    • Experience working with digital collections (scanning, metadata description, presentation platforms) using best practices and standards.
    • Experience in project management.
    • Experience in archival processing (appraisal, arrangement and description) in an automated / digital environment.
    • Experience with multiple formats, including textual, visual, audio, both analog and digital.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current archival theory, practice, and standards.
    • Demonstrated familiarity with scanning software and best practices.
    • Ability to plan, prioritize work, and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently and within a team.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Must have driver's license, ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs. and to climb ladders.
    • Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds

    The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:

    • Experience working in a special collections environment in a university setting.
    • Familiarity with preservation and conservation issues and practices.
    • Familiarity with DACSEADLCTGM.

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

    Health Science Librarian

    Assistant University Librarian

    The George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Library. The Health Science Librarian provides reference assistance and consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management for the entire College of Pharmacy and the department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the College of Medicine. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services (BHIS) team, and provides services in a variety of modes (in person, phone, email, "house calls"). The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as collection reviews, development of web-based resources, and service evaluation.  The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Health Science Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. 

    To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Health Science Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities. The Health Science Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

     

    The search will remain open until June 26, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

     

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

     

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

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    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Teacher Librarianship, School of Information Studies, Wagga Wagga, Australia

    The School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University in Australia is advertising for a continuing position as Lecturer/Senior lecturer in Teacher Librarianship. Please see information at the below.

    http://external-jobs.csu.edu.au/cw/en/job/492476/lecturersenior-lecturer-in-teacher-librarianship

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    Data Librarian, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

    Application review will begin June 1 and continue until the position is filled.

    The Florida Institute of Technology seeks an energetic, service-oriented individual to join the Evans Library as a Data Librarian. This is a full-time faculty position reporting to the Head of Data Services.  The Data Librarian will develop service and instruction to assist faculty and students in analyzing, managing and visualizing data resulting from research projects and varying disciplines.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Consults on grant requirements related to data management, data sharing, and publication. Participates on research teams providing data management consultation and research data services.
    • Collects, organizes, analyzes, and creates visualizations of data related to publication and research impact.
    • Engages the campus in broader conversations surrounding e-science and e-scholarship initiatives.
    • Forges new collaborations and relationships that extend the Library's capacity to support the university's interdisciplinary initiatives and emerging technologies.
    • Assists with the establishment of standards and best practices for managing, sharing and displaying data university wide.
    • Tests new tools and visualization frameworks.
    • Serves as liaison to science and engineering departments promoting library resources and services.
    • Provides proactive research support to meet information needs of students and faculty.
    • Serves on Library and university committees.
    • Represents Florida Tech as needed at regional and national conferences and meetings.
    • Keeps current with relevant research in of higher education library trends.

     

    Experience and Education:
    Required Qualifications:

    • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science
    • Subject expertise in a data-intensive discipline
    • Knowledge of national and international trends in data management and curation
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience using tools for metadata manipulation and knowledge of metadata standards
    • Experience using statistical software applications, such as Excel, R, JMP or SPSS
    • Experience with data visualization software and tools
    • Research laboratory experience

     

    About Florida Institute of Technology
    Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. PayScale.com ranks graduates' mid-career median Salaries among the nation's best. The university is a Tier 1 Best National University in U.S. News & World Report and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Times Higher Education has ranked Florida Tech one of the top 20 small universities in the world and named it one of the top universities in the United States. Florida Tech offers undergraduate, Master's and doctoral programs. Fields of study include engineering, science, aeronautics, business, mathematics, cybersecurity, psychology, humanities, communication and education. Find additional information at www.fit.edu.

    About Evans Library
    The mission of the Evans Library is to enable our students and faculty to positively influence the society in which they live by creating an exceptional learning and discovery environment. The Libraries will enhance their support by creating and sustaining an intuitive and trusted information environment in a culturally and technologically superior setting. Florida Tech Libraries are committed to developing innovative services, programs, spaces, strategies, and systems that promote discovery, dialogue, learning, and the nourishment of the human spirit.

    Application Procedures
    Consideration of candidates will begin June 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Ideally, candidates should be prepared to begin on August 1, 2018.
    To apply for this position please visit: https://fit.hiretouch.com/home/jobs-board/job-details?jobID=48015&job=data-librarian and upload

    1. a detailed cover letter addressing how your experience matches the qualifications,
    2. a curriculum vitae, and
    3. names and contact information, including email and phone number, of at least three references.

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    Library Technicians, LAC Federal, Washington DC

    LAC Federal is seeking Library Technicians to support a project processing East Asian language materials for a major Federal library in the Washington, DC area. This is a long term full time (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position. Project is expected to start by 1st week of July.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Use an Integrated Library System (ILS) to prepare serials and other multipart publications for binding.
    • In addition to binding preparations, staff will update library holdings, shift collections to accommodate growth, pin and link serial volumes to manage inventory and re-shelve material.


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Experience working with an Integrated Library System (Voyager preferred) to manage serials in Asian languages
    • Ability to work quickly and accurately and follow complex directions
    • Knowledge of either Japanese or Korean is preferred, but not required


    To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/y7EdYc

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    Contract Audiovisual Archivist, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, DC

    Job Opening Title: Smithsonian Institution Archives contractor position - Washington, DC

    Institution/Organization Name: Smithsonian Institution Archives

    Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Washington, DC

    Application Deadline: June 1, 2018

    Link to job posting: https://siarchives.si.edu/sites/default/files/pdfs/jobs/SIA_RFQ_Digital_Video_Preservation_05-04-2018.pdf

    Job Description: The Smithsonian Institution Archives is seeking a Firm Fixed Price bid for a contract audiovisual archivist for 2000 hours to assess and process electronic records from the Science Media Group (SMG) Video Collections from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO).

    Please see the Request For Quote (RFQ) and Statement of Work (SOW) at https://siarchives.si.edu/sites/default/files/pdfs/jobs/SIA_RFQ_Digital_Video_Preservation_05-04-2018.pdf.

    Bids must be submitted via email to Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig (schmitzfuhrigl@si.edu) and cc'd to RoseMaria Estevez (estevezrm@si.edu) by 5 p.m. Eastern, Friday, June 1, 2018.

    This project received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.

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    Supervisory Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

    Washington, DC: Supervisory Librarian (Preservation) (Head, Paper Conservation Section), Library of Congress

    This position is located in the Paper Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services. The Conservation Section is responsible for all work related to the assessment, stabilization, and conservation treatment of artifacts on paper and other substrates in the Library's special collections and works closely with all custodial divisional representatives to develop, establish, coordinate and carry out a comprehensive, Library-wide conservation treatment program appropriate to the collections' needs. The incumbent serves as Section Head and is responsible for work conducted in this section, which includes assessments, surveys, evaluations, treatments, documentation, and housing of paper format collections and paper artifacts; preparation work for exhibitions; research into optimizing paper conservation treatment methods and protocols; participation in the division's intern program and other teaching and training programs; and creation of publications, reports, and guidelines.

    The position description number for this position is 209488.

    This position has no promotion potential.

    The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

    The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

    This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

    Responsibilities

    As Section Head, manages and supervises staff at grade levels GS-05 through GS-12. Provides administrative and technical supervision needed for accomplishing the section's work. Performs administrative and human resources management tasks related to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system and ongoing informal discussions throughout the year. Develops work improvement plans to improve productivity and/or the quality of conservation services. Ensures subordinates receive training to successfully perform and fully comply with Library of Congress regulations. Ensures personnel management in the organizational entity under supervision is accomplished without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. 

    Plans, distributes, and reviews conservation activities undertaken by Paper Conservation Section staff. Oversees all section activities performed by staff and contractors, including conducting condition surveys of internal collections and individual items, technical analyses, developing treatment plans and selecting or designing and creating appropriate housings, conducting conservation treatment, documenting item condition and treatment, and preparing collections items for digitalization, loan, move, exhibition, and other usage preparations for such paper-based items as broadsides, charts, drawings, graphic prints, manuscripts, maps, posters and sketches. 

    Upon request by the Chief of the Conservation Division, designs centralized and mission-specific projects using established and/or proposed program objectives. Manages divisional programs and projects with a focused, mission-specific scope. Identifies and implements needed actions concerning development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of preservation programs and projects. Submits program goals and reports annual results to the Division Chief.

    Develops, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, curators, facilities staff, Capitol Police, and other specialists to share resources and information to coordinate workflow, project planning and policy development in the Library. As a consultant, provides technical recommendations on the conservation and/or preservation of Library materials.

    For full job description, click here.

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    Archives Technician, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

    Job Opening Title: Archives Technician

    Institution/Organization Name: Trinity University

    Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): San Antonio, TX, USA

    Application Deadline: May 18, 2018

    Link to job posting: https://inside.trinity.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/temporary/16456 

    Years of experience required: 1-3

    Start Date: June 4th 

    End Date: August 24th 

    Work Schedule: 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Summary:
    The Coates Library seeks applications from highly motivated, innovative, and collaborative professionals to join our library in a summer 2018 term position as archives technician. Working exclusively in Special Collections and Archives and reporting to the university archivist, the archives technician will be responsible for digitizing a wide array of analog collections and university publications, theses, and other print materials according to best practices.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Organize project materials to be digitized, including photos, memorabilia, scrapbooks, slides, negatives, videotapes, and film reels
    • Photograph 3D objects and create master and derivative archival image files
    • Digitize film, negatives, photos, and slides
    • Operate various scanning and audio-visual digitization equipment
    • Follow specific procedures for processing, digitization, editing, and preservation of project materials
    • Crop, clean, and color-correct photos in Photoshop
    • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

    Skills Preferred:

    • Knowledge of digital preservation theory and practice, including best practices, current technologies, relevant metadata, and file format standards
    • Experience with or demonstrated aptitude to learn digital preservation management software(s)
    • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, including working with people with diverse backgrounds
    • Strong desktop computer skills: Windows or Mac, Excel, Photoshop, File Management
    • Knowledge of and interest in photography, video, and audio
    • Ability to lift and shift boxes weighing up to 50 pounds

    Education Requirements:
    Requirement: Bachelor's Degree.

    Preferred: Master's degree in library/information science or a related field, preferably with archives concentration.

    Will consider candidates with considerable coursework completed in the archives concentration.

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    Assistant Photo Archivist, Museum of the City of New York, New York City, NY

    The Museum looks for enthusiastic, energetic, and professional individuals to be part of our team through a variety of opportunities including permanent staff positions, grant-funded positions, internships and volunteer positions. 

    The Museum is committed to fostering a collaborative and respectful work environment with a staff as diverse as New York City and the audiences who are curious about learning more about its history and engaging in contemporary urban issues. Our staff members are dedicated to working towards a common goal: creating the most dynamic and inspiring city museum in the world.

    The Museum of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the Museum provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination with respect to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identification, marital status, military status or veteran, national origin, political association, political/personal convictions, predisposing genetic characteristics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, geographic location, philosophies, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws, in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off, and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. All employment-related decisions are based solely on relevant criteria including training, experience, and suitability.

    For full description, go here.

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    Contract Project Archivist, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI

    Job Opening Title: Project archivist (Contract-type)

    Institution/Organization Name: Nicolet College (Nicolet Area Technical College)

    Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Rhinelander, WI

    Job Description: Nicolet College is seeking an archivist with knowledge and expertise to do a thorough inventory of stored documents, photos, slides and other items; organize and catalog the collection; safely and responsibly preserve the original items; assist in deaccessioning less relevant items; and provide basic training and a manual/guide to assist Nicolet staff in continuing and maintaining the collection going forward. The archivist will also digitize and publish on a website, LibGuide, or some other accessible format some of the more engaging items such as photos, slides, historic newspapers, etc. If funding and time allow, this professional will assist in conducting some oral histories/interviews that can be done with people who have longstanding ties with Nicolet.

    This would be a contractor-type position that would allow for hours to be set independently. There is no determined a set end date to this project. There is flexibility in a mixture of on campus work and some ability to work remotely. When working in Rhinelander, there would be reimbursement for mileage, hotel and food expenses at the standard Wisconsin State approved rate. The anticipated hourly rate is $20-$25/hr., after coming to some agreement regarding the time and duration of the project once there is understanding of what will be required in order to meet the objectives above.

    Interested candidates should contact Nora Craven, Manager of Library Services, at Nicolet College. 715.365.4576 or via e-mail at ncraven@nicoletcollege.edu.

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    Rare Books Librarian, Special Collections Research Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

    The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center seeks an enthusiastic and forward-thinking library/archives professional to attentively develop and promote its diverse collections of rare books and printed materials. The incumbent will serve faculty and students in a variety of disciplines across the curriculum and provide specialized reference, access, outreach, exhibition development, and instruction as part of the Research Services & Education team. Additionally, the position will administer the King Library Press and associated endowed fund, work closely with donors, collaborate with departments and administration across UK Libraries functions, and will have purchasing responsibilities for specific endowments associated with the development of the rare books and printed materials collections. This is a full-time, tenure-track position.

     

    For more details and application instructions, please visit: ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/184169

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    Curator, Archives of Women of the Southwest, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

    Job Description

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    If interested in applying for this position, please go to the SMU web page:

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    Curator, Archives of Women of the Southwest

    DeGolyer Library

    Southern Methodist University

    Dallas, Texas

    The DeGolyer Library seeks a qualified professional for the curation, arrangement, and description of manuscript collections, personal papers, and other materials in the Archives of Women of the Southwest. The person in this position may supervise student workers, interns, or volunteers assigned to processing tasks. He or she reports to the director of the DeGolyer.

    The DeGolyer Library is the principal repository at SMU for special collections in the humanities, the history of business, and the history of science and technology. Its rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, and other materials are available to all SMU students, faculty, visiting scholars, and other researchers. DeGolyer Library's holdings of primary sources are supported by exhibitions, lectures, publications, and other events. Dedicated to enhancing scholarship and teaching at SMU, the DeGolyer Library is charged with maintaining and building its various collections "for study, research, and pleasure."

    Library holdings consist of over 150,000 rare books, over 2.5 million manuscripts, several thousand maps, a large and growing collection of ephemera, and a collection of over 1,000,000 photographs. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff, complemented by a student workforce. More information can be found at the Library's web site: www.smu.edu/cul/degolyer


    Established in 1993, the Archives of Women of the Southwest is one of the special collections of DeGolyer Library. The primary mission of the Archives of Women of the Southwest is to document the historical experience of western women, with a special emphasis on the region that includes Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and the Spanish Borderlands. The position is supported by an endowment recently raised for the purpose.

    Housed in the DeGolyer Library, the Archives currently has over 200 accessions. The collections include letters, diaries, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, organizational records, ephemera, periodicals, and other print, audio and video materials.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

    Collection development: the curator should be able to cultivate donors and to work effectively with individuals, families, and organizations, paying particular attention to the legal issues involved in the transfer of materials to the library. In addition to archival collections, the curator may also play a role in the selection of other primary materials in women's history, including books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other media. The curator will also help coordinate semi-annual meetings of the advisory board of the Archives of Women of the Southwest and keep the board apprised of needs and opportunities.

    Processing: the curator will process incoming and existing collections and create finding aids.  He or she will be familiar with the application of standards for manuscript and archival description such as DACS and EAD; demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in an ever-changing technological environment; have the ability to compose clear, concise descriptions, as demonstrated in a finding aid/other functional document; have strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making skills; and have the ability to work in a collegial setting and to communicate effectively, in writing and in speaking.  She or he will also work with the libraries' digitization unit on digital collections and digital preservation projects.

    Reference: the curator will provide reference services in person, through email, and over the telephone. He or she will consult with SMU students and other researchers about their projects and advise them on the use of library finding aids such as reference books, collection guides, databases, and indexes as well as tools available via the internet. The curator will advise in the selection of short-term visiting research fellows. All staff work regular shifts in the reading room.

    Instruction/Outreach: In collaboration with other members of the staff, provide high quality instruction using special collections materials to diverse audiences, principally classes of undergraduate and graduate students but also community groups, alumni, and others.

    Research: the person in this position will curate exhibitions, contribute to library publications (in print and online), and develop areas of professional expertise through research, writing, publication, and involvement in local, regional, and national organizations.

    Regular hours are 8:30-5, M-F. Occasional night or weekend work may be required for special events.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or advanced degree in a related discipline with professional experience in archives or special collections.

    Candidate must be mobile, able to lift up to 40 pounds, climb ladders, push carts, and stand and sit for long periods. Exposure to dust and other foreign objects is routinely part of the processing experience as collections are acquired.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    A second master's degree in women's studies, American history, literature, or a related field.

    One to three years' experience processing archival collections and writing finding aids.

    Archival certification.

    Experience in use of an integrated library system; knowledge/awareness of current trends in digitization of rare/unique original research materials, and of metadata formats; experience with social media in a special collections library.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online through the SMU Human Resources site and must include a c. v, cover letter, and a list of three references with contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Salary will range from $47,000-$54,000, depending on qualifications and experiences. This is designed as an entry-level / early career position. SMU offers a full range of benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans, and tuition benefits for employees and families.

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    Rare Books Librarian, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

    The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center seeks an enthusiastic and forward-thinking library/archives professional to attentively develop and promote its diverse collections of rare books and printed materials. The incumbent will serve faculty and students in a variety of disciplines across the curriculum and provide specialized reference, access, outreach, exhibition development, and instruction as part of the Research Services & Education team. Additionally, the position will administer the King Library Press and associated endowed fund, work closely with donors, collaborate with departments and administration across UK Libraries functions, and will have purchasing responsibilities for specific endowments associated with the development of the rare books and printed materials collections. 
    This is a full-time, tenure-track position.

    For more information, click here.

    Required Qualifications:

    • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or an equivalent degree
    • Three or more years of experience in an academic or Special Collections Library
    • Demonstrated knowledge in a specialized field, especially related to literature, cultural history, languages, or other area(s) within UK's rare book and print materials collections

    The candidate should also demonstrate the following: initiative, flexibility, and excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills; a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, student, and community members; the ability to view rare books through a progressive and critical lens, address issues of diversity and equity, and provide a broad range of historical perspectives. Additionally, the candidate must support UK Libraries Diversity Statement and Core Values.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience teaching with primary sources and/or rare materials
    • Experience with donor relations and significant cultivation of private collectors
    • Experience providing reference and access services (online and in person)
    • Experience with rare books collection development and budget management
    • Experience in grant writing and fundraising
    • Experience with cataloging, conservation, and/or preservation standards and workflows

    The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university of approximately 32,000 students, 3,500 faculty, and 15,000 staff dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. With over 200 academic programs across sixteen colleges and professional schools, the University plays a critical leadership role by promotion diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.
    Located in the beautiful bluegrass region of central Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Libraries includes the main William T. Young Library, Medical Center Library, Special Collections Research Center, Agricultural Information Center, Fine Arts Library, Design Library, Education Library, Transportation Library, Lexmark Library, and Science & Engineering Library. Combined library holdings total more than four million volumes. The system has a faculty of 60 and a support and professional staff of 108. UK Libraries currently uses the Ex Libris Alma and Primo systems. UK Libraries memberships include the Association of Research Libraries, LYRASISASERL, and the Center for Research Libraries. UK is a regional depository for government publications.

    To apply, interested applicants must attach two documents: 

    • Curriculum vitae
    • Cover letter

    Please include contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

    The application deadline is June 10th, 2018.

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    Librarian I, Consuelo Artaza & Castaneda Resident Librarian, University of Texas - Austin, Austin, TX

    Purpose

    As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, this two-year academic librarian position for historically underrepresented, early-career librarian or archivist will provide specialized training, continuing education, and mentorship based on the resident's professional interests and goals.

    Essential Functions

    Support UT Libraries commitment to build a diverse workforce and foster diversity within the profession. Gain experience in a 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 or areas, culminating in an immersive project-centered and skill-based experience in one select area during the second year. Rotations could include: Library instruction and pedagogy; subject liaison librarianship and collection development; digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and data management; assessment and planning; collections acquisitions and licensing; digitization and preservation; special collections, rare books, and archives; metadata and cataloging; and others based on residents' interests. Develop essential skill sets needed for librarianship. Collaborate with other librarians to actively participate in the work of UT Libraries. Participate in professional library and scholarly organizations, for skill development and contribution to the profession.

    Marginal/Incidental functions: Other related functions as assigned.

    Required qualifications: MLS received in the last two years from an ALA-accredited graduate program, conferred by August 2018. Demonstrated experience in establishing priorities, meeting deadlines, and organizing work effectively. A willingness to take on new challenges with a creative approach to troubleshooting problems. Ability to communicate effectively, in person and in writing. Ability to work independently. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a fast-paced and evolving technological, team-oriented and change-ready environment. Demonstrated willingness to respond to opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

    Preferred Qualifications: None provided

    Working conditions: Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstationUse of manual dexterityWork in collaborative, team environment.

    For more information, click here.

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    Chief Records Officer, Utah Division of Archives & Records Services, Salt Lake City, UT

    For more information, click here.

    The Division of Archives and Records Services seeks to hire a Chief Records Officer who will oversee and supervise the work of the Records Analysis and Records Center sections of the division, and serve as the Records Officer for the division. If you have the ability to see the big picture and participate as part of a management team to organize and deploy our staff in the best way to serve the state, keep reading!

    Principal Duties
    As the Chief Records Officer, you will:

    • Manage the state's records management program.
    • Outline and implement a vision for how the Division of Archives will work with other entities to apply professional records management practices.
    • Provide retention schedules, comprehensive records management guidelines, and reporting methods to records officers.
    • Write policies, procedures, and administrative rules that relate to the Archives records management responsibilities.
    • Supervise records analysts and the Records Center Manager.
    • Act as the Records Officer for the division.
    • Work with division staff to manage and provide access to the Archives administrative records.
    • Provide leadership on all division initiatives and programs by collaborating with other management level staff.
    • Serve as a member of the Archives Open Records Team.
    • Develop a records management training curriculum.

     
    The Best Qualified Candidate
    The best qualified candidate for this position will have:

    • A Master's Degree in Public Administration, Library Science, or a related field.
    • 5 or more years of experience managing records, including creating and implementing retention schedules, etc.
    • 5 or more years of experience effectively managing and motivating personnel.
    • 3 or more years of experience managing and overseeing the use of inventory control systems, such as Versitile.
    • The ability to express ideas, concepts, and instructions in writing with clarity and proper usage of the English language. (Applications may be disqualified for improper grammar and spelling.)
    • The skill and ability to organize and evaluate detailed data.

     
    Why You Should Join Our Team
    The Division of Archives is an energetic, collaborative office with several cross-sectional teams working together on a variety of interesting and unusual projects, from state records to genealogy to historical oddities. We're always discovering ways to use these records in new and interesting ways using emerging preservation technologies. We work closely with public entities of all sorts, from the Governor's office to the governments of the smallest counties and cities in the state, so each day is different. Join our team in a rapidly changing field and enjoy all this, plus the state's awesome benefits package!
     
    The Division
    The purpose of the Division of Archives and Records Management is to assist Utah government agencies in the efficient management of their records, to preserve those records of enduring value, and to provide quality access to public information.

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    Head of Conservation & Preservation, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA

    For more information, click here.

    The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks an experienced conservator to lead conservation and preservation for the Research Library. The Head of Conservation and Preservation will be responsible for the care and treatment of the library's special and general collections. In collaboration with colleagues at the Getty and in the broader conservation community, the Head will assume a vital role in institutional initiatives and research projects. In addition to strategic and administrative leadership, the Head will provide expert conservation of collection materials.

     

    The Head will supervise a staff of 6 FTE responsible for a broad range of activities including conservation assessment and treatment of collections, support for ambitious exhibition, loan and digitization programs, disaster planning and response, and environmental monitoring. Reporting to the Head, Special Collections Management within the Research Library, the Head of Conservation and Preservation will work closely with staff throughout the GRI to ensure the smooth integration and timely completion of conservation and preservation activities.

     

    Located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts and their histories. Serving an international community of scholars, the Research Library is one of the largest art and architecture libraries in the world, with holdings of more than one million books and periodicals. Special collections consist of rare and unique materials documenting art history and visual culture: rare books and journals, rare photographs, prints dating from the 15th century to the present, architectural drawings and models, audiovisual recordings, and extensive manuscript collections and archives.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    • With a focus on special collections, plan, perform and document conservation treatments for a broad range of materials
    • Supervise the activities of the unit, set goals, foster staff development and review performance
    • Establish priorities in consultation with curators, registrars, archivists, librarians, and exhibition coordinators
    • Coordinate workflows and manage daily operation of the conservation laboratory
    • Prepare condition assessments of items and collections; advise on conservation needs and options
    • Make recommendations regarding objects proposed for exhibition and loan, including review of facilities reports from borrowing institutions
    • Train and provide guidance for GRI staff in materials handling, preservation decision-making and physical care workflow
    • Coordinate preventive care, including IPM and environmental monitoring programs
    • Maintain an effective disaster/emergency response and recovery plan; may lead recovery activities
    • Ensure compliance with industry standards and best practices
    • Maintain program metrics, prepare reports, and contribute to funding applications
    • Oversee research, evaluation, recommendation and procurement of specialized equipment, supplies and services
    • Contribute to space planning and collection storage initiatives
    • Remain current in conservation practices and trends in the profession
    • Perform advanced scholarly research in the conservation field
    • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with local, national, and international colleagues
    • Serve as a member of the library management team and as a resource for the GRI

    Qualifications

    • MA in conservation or equivalent degree
    • 7 years of experience in conservation
    • 2 years of lead or supervisory experience

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and direct teams
    • Advanced knowledge of chemical and physical properties of conservation materials and deterioration processes
    • Expert knowledge of conservation history, ethics and methodology
    • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience with complex conservation treatment of paper, photographs and/or three-dimensional objects
    • Advanced knowledge of preservation issues in cultural institutions preferred
    • Demonstrated accomplishment in conservation research and writing preferred
    • Expert knowledge of emergency preparedness and emergency response procedures
    • Experience with emerging technologies in conservation practice preferred
    • Knowledge of art history preferred

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    Research Library Rights Coordinator, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA

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    The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks an experienced and knowledgeable Rights Coordinator to work with staff across the programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust as the central internal contact point regarding rights assessment and clearance for materials held in the GRI Research Library's Special Collections. Interprets GRI contracts, Deeds of Gift, and non-exclusive licenses and conducts rights research. This position reports to the Head of Permissions within the Research Library. The successful candidate will be a personable, flexible, well-spoken, and diplomatic individual having significant experience conducting rights research and analysis, preferably in a Research Library environment.

    The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts and their various histories through its expertise, active collecting program, public programs, institutional collaborations, exhibitions, publications, digital services, residential scholars programs, and research library.The special  collections are comprised of rare and unique materials documenting art history and visual culture:nearly 70,000 rare books and journals, more than 1,100 collections of rare photographs; about 25,000 prints dating from the 15th century to the present; and nearly 6,000 collections of archives, including unique manuscript material, drawings, audiovisual recordings, art objects, architectural models, and a growing number of email archives and digital files. Additionally, the Photo Archive contains nearly two million study photographs of fine and decorative arts and architecture.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    • Assist and advise on various Getty projects  that include GRI materials such as, but not limited to, Getty exhibitions, social media, digital projects, and publications.
    • Oversee and manage a centralized GRI Rights Database, including creating new records, revising existing records, developing workflows for gathering rights information from staff, and for updating the database with information from acquisition files.
    • Assist with gathering, entering, and maintaining Rights metadata in GRI registration system and digital asset management system from various GRI contacts.
    • Develop strategies for orienting Research Assistants and other Getty staff to the basics of rights research for the Getty and provide guidance on reproductions and permissions issues to GRI staff by attending launch meetings for exhibitions (onsite and online), mobile tours, etc.
    • Advise, consult, and assist staff on the legal issues and responsibilities related to works of art and loan objects and the rights to reproduce them, supporting projects to update legacy agreements and licenses to obtain additional rights or new non-exclusive licenses from current rights holders, for digitization and other uses, as applied to special collections and photo archive materials.

    Qualifications

    • BA in Art History or related discipline; MLIS, Archives Certification, or equivalent research experience in Art History or a related discipline; advanced subject degree preferred (law, intellectual property, art history, museum studies, etc.)
    • 3-5 years of library, archives, or visual resources collection experience. 
    • 2-3 years of experience working in a rights and reproductions role, in a library, archive, visual resource collection, or other arts-related or non-profit organization.
    • Working knowledge of U.S. intellectual property law, including "fair use," "orphan works," privacy, publicity, and other issues affecting libraries and archives in the print and digital realm, as well as the ability to interpret and communicate copyright information to Getty staff.
    • Familiarity with digital licensing protocols, such as Creative Commons and Rightsstatements.org.
    • Ability to work with Microsoft suite of software, Filemaker, and Acrobat.
    • Experience with digital asset management systems and/or collection registration systems.
    • May require supervisory experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to professionally and diplomatically communicate with Getty staff, artists, foundations, estates, museums and artists' rights societies.
    • Exceptional attention to detail and project management skills with experience handling multiple deadline-driven projects simultaneously.
    • Must enjoy and excel at working both collaboratively and independently.
    • Advanced knowledge of intellectual property rights, copyright, rights management, collection documentation, image reproduction, license agreements, rights negotiation, and donor and user privacy issues to complex assignments and work.
    • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
    • Knowledge/familiarity with at least two Western European languages preferred.
    • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
    • Proven project management experience.
    • Proven experience dealing with confidential information.
    • Flexibility/ability to react quickly and positively to change and ability to accept/create new opportunities and challenges essential.
    • Must be able to work independently and within teams.
    • Familiarity with library standards, best-practices, library applications, computer systems, online databases, and image delivery technology.
    • Knowledge of professional practices associated with materials found in special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, and graphic materials.

     

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    Head of Archives & Special Collections, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

    Head of Archives and Special Collections

    A great opportunity for a Head of Archives and Special Collections.

    The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an imaginative and innovative leader who will articulate a clear vision for a unit that includes the university archives and special collections of Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The successful candidate will be an individual who is creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about serving the two communities by expanding access and promoting the use of collections through classroom instruction, outreach, public presentations, tours, and exhibits. The individual in this position will be responsible for supporting the universities' educational missions, alumni relations, record retention priorities and fundraising, as well as the broader scholarly community.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Provides vision and leadership in directing and managing the programs and operations of Archives and Special Collections.
    • Sets goals, identifies resources needed, and cultivates opportunities for collaboration.
    • Supervises, trains, and evaluates a full time processing archivist, volunteers and student workers describing and redefining positions as necessary.
    • Develops programs and services to acquire, process, curate, and provide access to special collections and archives in a variety of formats.
    • Collaborates with faculty to teach the use of primary source materials, support digital scholarship initiatives, assess student learning, and makes the collections accessible by way of new and innovative strategies.
    • Partners with campus stakeholders to develop innovative ways to use the collections.
    • Creates a program to support born-digital archives.
    • Participates in the planning, maintenance, accessibility, and sustainability of digital projects.
    • Evaluates potential donations for inclusion in archives and special collections.
    • Coordinates outreach events, receptions, and special viewings of archives and special collections materials.
    • Partners with campus constituencies to develop and implement a program of records management and retention.
    • Develops assessment strategies and conducts ongoing assessment using a variety of methods to determine the effectiveness of services.
    • Identifies, writes, and participates in grant proposals and projects.
    • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications:

    • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program with an emphasis in archives and records management
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in a college or university archive/special collections
    • Knowledge of standard archival theory and practice, preservation concepts, principles, and methodologies, local research tools and finding aids
    • Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor
    • Knowledge and/or experience developing digital collections
    • Knowledge and/or experience employing digitization practices to enhance archives and special collections
    • Knowledge of current metadata standards used for describing digital materials such as image, text, sound, and video
    • Knowledge and/or experience with archival collection management systems, e.g., ArchivesSpace, Preservica, etc.
    • Experience with content management systems, such as Omeka and Wordpress
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Commitment to building strong relations between the library, academic departments at both universities, the two university communities, and external communities
    • Evidence of well-developed organizational, time, and project management skills.
    • Ability to move and / or lift up to 40 lbs with or without accommodation

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with library preservation/conservation techniques and digitization, digital preservation practices and standards
    • Familiarity with institutional repositories or ContentDM, EAD, Web harvesting, APIs.
    • Successful grant writing experience
    • Experience organizing and mounting exhibits
    • Ability to cultivate and maintain effective relations with donors
    • Experience with promoting collections through social media
    • Familiarity with copyright and intellectual property issues

    About the Library:

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

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

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

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

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    Curator, Archives of Women of Southwest, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

    Institution/Organization Name: DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

    Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Dallas, TX

    Application Deadline: priority to those before June 5, 2018

    Link to job posting: https://smu.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=CEN00000012&tz=GMT-05%3A00

    Years of experience required: 1-3 years preferred

    If interested in applying for this position, please go to the SMU web page:
    https://www.smu.edu/BusinessFinance/HR/WorkingatSMU

    Curator, Archives of Women of the Southwest
    DeGolyer Library
    Southern Methodist University
    Dallas, Texas

    The DeGolyer Library seeks a qualified professional for the curation, arrangement, and description of manuscript collections, personal papers, and other materials in the Archives of Women of the Southwest. The person in this position may supervise student workers, interns, or volunteers assigned to processing tasks. He or she reports to the director of the DeGolyer.

    The DeGolyer Library is the principal repository at SMU for special collections in the humanities, the history of business, and the history of science and technology. Its rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, and other materials are available to all SMU students, faculty, visiting scholars, and other researchers. DeGolyer Library's holdings of primary sources are supported by exhibitions, lectures, publications, and other events. Dedicated to enhancing scholarship and teaching at SMU, the DeGolyer Library is charged with maintaining and building its various collections "for study, research, and pleasure."

    Library holdings consist of over 150,000 rare books, over 2.5 million manuscripts, several thousand maps, a large and growing collection of ephemera, and a collection of over 1,000,000 photographs. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff, complemented by a student workforce.

    More information can be found at the Library's web site: http://www.smu.edu/cul/degolyer

    Established in 1993, the Archives of Women of the Southwest is one of the special collections of DeGolyer Library. The primary mission of the Archives of Women of the Southwest is to document the historical experience of western women, with a special emphasis on the region that includes Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and the Spanish Borderlands. The position is supported by an endowment recently raised for the purpose.
    Housed in the DeGolyer Library, the Archives currently has over 200 accessions. The collections include letters, diaries, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, organizational records, ephemera, periodicals, and other print, audio and video materials.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Collection development: the curator should be able to cultivate donors and to work effectively with individuals, families, and organizations, paying particular attention to the legal issues involved in the transfer of materials to the library. In addition to archival collections, the curator may also play a role in the selection of other primary materials in women's history, including books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other media. The curator will also help coordinate semi-annual meetings of the advisory board of the Archives of Women of the Southwest and keep the board apprised of needs and opportunities.
    • Processing: the curator will process incoming and existing collections and create finding aids. He or she will be familiar with the application of standards for manuscript and archival description such as DACS and EAD; demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in an ever-changing technological environment; have the ability to compose clear, concise descriptions, as demonstrated in a finding aid/other functional document; have strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making skills; and have the ability to work in a collegial setting and to communicate effectively, in writing and in speaking. She or he will also work with the libraries' digitization unit on digital collections and digital preservation projects.
    • Reference: the curator will provide reference services in person, through email, and over the telephone. He or she will consult with SMU students and other researchers about their projects and advise them on the use of library finding aids such as reference books, collection guides, databases, and indexes as well as tools available via the internet. The curator will advise in the selection of short-term visiting research fellows. All staff work regular shifts in the reading room.
    • Instruction/Outreach: In collaboration with other members of the staff, provide high quality instruction using special collections materials to diverse audiences, principally classes of undergraduate and graduate students but also community groups, alumni, and others.
    • Research: the person in this position will curate exhibitions, contribute to library publications (in print and online), and develop areas of professional expertise through research, writing, publication, and involvement in local, regional, and national organizations.

    Regular hours are 8:30-5, M-F. Occasional night or weekend work may be required for special events.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or advanced degree in a related discipline with professional experience in archives or special collections.
    • Candidate must be mobile, able to lift up to 40 pounds, climb ladders, push carts, and stand and sit for long periods. Exposure to dust and other foreign objects is routinely part of the processing experience as collections are acquired.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • A second master's degree in women's studies, American history, literature, or a related field.
    • One to three years' experience processing archival collections and writing finding aids.
    • Archival certification.
    • Experience in use of an integrated library system; knowledge/awareness of current trends in digitization of rare/unique original research materials, and of metadata formats; experience with social media in a special collections library.

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

    Applications must be submitted online through the SMU Human Resources site and must include a c. v, cover letter, and a list of three references with contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Salary will range from $47,000-$54,000, depending on qualifications and experiences. This is designed as an entry-level / early career position. SMU offers a full range of benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans, and tuition benefits for employees and families.

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    Theodore Roosevelt Center Digital Library Coordinator/Archivist, Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND

    For more information, click here

    SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Digital Library Coordinator and Archivist leads the development and maintenance of the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library, by facilitating acquisition of materials for addition to the digital library and creating (and supervising others in the creation of) quality metadata. The Coordinator accessions new physical materials received or acquired by the Theodore Roosevelt Center, and provides for proper storage and care of those items.
     
    REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the Theodore Roosevelt Center Project Manager
     
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • MLS from an ALA accredited program or Master's in History
    • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
    • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities
    • Ability to learn new technologies quickly
    • Knowledge of controlled vocabularies to describe digital assets

     
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Knowledge of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
    • Working knowledge of digital files standards and best practices for preservation and presentation of digital materials

     
    COMPENSATION: Includes a salary of $41,000 - $44,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience, and a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including employer-paid full-family coverage health insurance, TIAA retirement, tuition waiver benefits and much more. This position is contingent upon continued funding and is currently funded through June 30, 2019.
     
    LOCATION: Dickinson, ND
     
    STARTING DATE: As soon as possible
     
    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

    • Maintain relationships with contributing partners and maximize opportunities to acquire new materials. Assist contributing entities in meeting project standards with materials they contribute.
    • Process incoming images and metadata; prepare web-ready image copies; and conduct quality control.
    • Establish processing priorities and oversee day-to-day production workflows.
    • Catalog and supervise others in the cataloging of materials.
    • Guide the process of copyright review and maintain appropriate copyright documentation for materials in the digital library.
    • Conduct weekly QA for exports of digital library items to the website.
    • On a monthly basis, update the featured items on the website.
    • Regularly review cataloging and image issues, analyze and make recommendation for solutions.
    • Maintain policies for imaging and metadata standards for the project.
    • Maintain and document controlled vocabularies for access by everyone working on the digital library.
    • In cooperation with Project Manager develop strategic goals for future acquisitions.
    • Accession new physical materials received or acquired by the Theodore Roosevelt Center.
    • Ensure proper storage and care of physical items, which are mostly manuscripts but include some 3D objects.
    • Maintain inventory of Theodore Roosevelt Center working library (books held in TRC office).Other duties as assigned.
    • Recruit, train, and supervise interns to assist with the cataloging and reviewing of the collection.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     
    DISCLAIMER CLAUSE:
    This job announcement is not intended, and should not be construed, to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential to making fair pay decisions and determining job performance.
     
    POSITION DETAILS:
    Band:                                    3000 Professional
    Sub Band:                             3405 Educational Services Professional
    Term:                                    12 months
    Status:                                  Full-time (100%), benefited, exempt (from FLSA overtime)
     
    APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications received by May 24, 2018 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
     
    Complete the online application at http://www.dickinsonstate.edu/about/employment/open-positions/, then upload a cover letter specifically addressing the above minimum and preferred qualifications, a current resume and copies of graduate transcripts by the date stated above. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
     
    For more information about the position, contact the direct supervisor at 1-800-279-4295 ext. 2814 or Sharon.Kilzer@dickinsonstate.edu
     

    For more information or assistance contact: Human Resources  (701) 483-2476
    • Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must include Form DD214 with the application for employment; claims for disabled veteran's preference must include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans' Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans' Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran's death certificate.
    • Due to access to restricted information, the successful candidate will be required to complete a satisfactory criminal history record check.
    • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and I-9 employment certification is required at hire.

     
    DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY is a regional four-year institution within the North Dakota University System. The university's mission is to provide high quality, accessible programs; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy, health, and quality of life for the citizens of the state of North Dakota. For more information about Dickinson State University please visit www.dickinsonstate.edu and watch this video.
     
    As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.
     
    Dickinson State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, information protected by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act ("GINA") or disability in its admissions, student aid, employment practices, educational programs or other related activities. Dickinson State University complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

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    Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

    POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

    Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian 

    The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian [AMES Librarian] is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for these subject areas. The position supports the University's academic programs including the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC), as well as interdisciplinary programs supported by the University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, such as International Studies and the Center for Global Islamic Studies. The AMES Librarian also liaises with the Harn Museum of Art in support of the Asian Collection. Responsibilities include analyzing the University's programs in the LLC and International Studies, collaborating with librarians and academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities; and evaluating existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. Collaborates with other subject librarians to provide support in religious studies and other interdisciplinary areas. This position manages specialized subject area reference services, library instruction, and online database services.

     

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

     

    The search will remain open until July 2, 2018, and review of applicants will begin June 1, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

     

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

     

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

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    User Experience Librarian, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

    User Experience Librarian, Tenure-Track Faculty

    Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA invites applications for a User Experience Librarian, assistant professor, tenure-track faculty position. This position requires a Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution or an equivalent terminal degree. Candidates who receive their degree by July 1, 2018 will be considered.

    Additional requirements include experience with web design and use of social media; demonstrated commitment to innovative, user-centered services; demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, students, administrators, staff and general public; evidence of effective collaborative relationships and strong commitment to a supportive, collegial work environment; demonstrated oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; evidence of professional growth through scholarly activity and service; professional record of scholarly, professional, and research activity that merits a tenured appointment as an assistant professor; interest in and willingness to meet the criteria of, and to participate in, the university's peer review processes for advancement in rank. 

    Responsibilities of this position include a component of teaching/instruction.

    Salary DOE.

    Screening will begin on 5/1/18.

    For more information & to apply online, go to https://jobs.cwu.edu.

    Materials to be submitted include a letter of application, curriculum vita, academic transcripts, and reference contacts.

    CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IV/Section 503/VEVRAA institution.

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    Director of Library & Research Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

    For the full job description, click here.

    How to Apply for a Job at NMWA

    To apply for an open position, please send an email to hr@nmwa.org with your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements. Email is the preferred method; attachments should be in Microsoft Word or PDF formats only. If you are unable to apply by email, you may mail application materials to:

    Human Resources
    National Museum of Women in the Arts
    1250 New York Avenue, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20005-3970

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    Digital Repository Unit Head, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

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    Digital Collection Services supports Colorado State University's academic and research needs by providing data management services to researchers, faculty and students; creating and providing access to digital resources through digitization and the application of metadata; and managing the consortial and CSU digital repository, Digital Collections of Colorado (https://dspace.library.colostate.edu/) and its content. 

    The Digital Collections of Colorado (DCC) provides management, dissemination, and preservation services for research, scholarship, and creative works of faculty, students, and academic staff from several Colorado institutions of higher education. This rich resource of more than 70,000 digital objects also hosts locally digitized collections of selected archival holdings to support teaching and research. It also maintains a collaborative relationship with the University Press of Colorado and the Open Textbook Library.

    Reporting to the Coordinator of Digital Collection Services (DCS), this position serves as the head of the Digital Repositories Unit, and is responsible for the management of the CSULibraries' digital institutional repository system. The position also establishes and effectively manages projects and workflows for the creation, delivery, and ongoing preservation of digital objects. This position will be filled at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

    This position works closely with staff in the Research, Digital Library and Data Services Division and other Libraries units, including Archives and Special Collections, to leverage the full range of library expertise and resources in building and managing Digital Collections of Colorado. The Digital Repositories Librarian also services as a member of the department's management team.

    Head, Digital Repositories Unit:

    • Supervises one faculty member, one academic professional, and four classified staff members.
    • Examines, analyzes, designs, and manages unit activities, procedures, and workflows to ensure efficiencies in the delivery of digital content;
    • Builds on staff members' technical skills to establish and maintain a cohesive unit;
    • Coordinates unit activities with other DCS departmental staff to promote a team environment.

    Management of digital repository activities:

    • Serves as the lead in defining and implementing policies for the digital repository
    • Examines, analyzes, and designs workflows to improve access to information;
    • Serves as lead contact with Academic Computing and Networking Services (ACNS) programmers on issues related to the repository;
    • Serves as an expert on digital repositories and open access repositories;
    • Contributes to strategic vision of digital repository and communicates the benefits of repositories to CSU faculty members;
    • Monitors emerging trends in digital repositories technologies and management;
    • Supports and manages collaboration and technical support with other members of the Digital Collections of Colorado;
    • Provides training for faculty and staff members at CSU-Fort Collins and DCC libraries;
    • Collaborates with other CSU Libraries units on repository operations and developing special projects;
    • Works closely with the university's data management professionals to ensure that faculty research outputs are findable, accessible, and interoperable;

    Management of Digitization Operations

    • Identifies digitization projects collaboratively with College Liaisons and Archives & Special Collections department;
    • Oversees a portfolio of digital library projects and coordinates workflows for digitization, metadata creation, digital object publication, and digital preservation;
    • Maintains in-depth knowledge of standards and best practices in digital libraries.

    Member of Digital Collections Management Team:

    • Serves as a working member of the department's management team;
    • Serves as a leader or team member for specific activities or projects;
    • Serves on committees or task forces as appointed;
    • Assists the Coordinator by preparing reports and statistics; 
    • Contributes to meetings, overall planning, development, and assessment of activities.

     

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    Conservation Librarian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    For more information, click here.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities 

    • Plan and perform simple to complex structural and aesthetic conservation treatment on a wide range of special collections library materials including books, manuscripts, art-on-paper, maps, ephemera, and parchments. 
    • Apply knowledge of conservation theory and preventive conservation techniques to safeguard the long-term care of Penn Libraries collection materials
    • Implement and conduct treatment practices that are in keeping with the AIC Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
    • Contribute to and conduct condition surveys and collection assessments.
    • Analyze and examine collection materials to identify, describe, and document their material composition.
    • Collaborate in exhibition and loan activities including review of facilities reports and environmental specifications; conducting exhibition reviews and on-site installation as needed.
    • Develop and implement new documentation procedures and systems with the Head of Conservation.
    • Participate in and create research, training, and educational outreach to a broad audience within the Penn Libraries and Penn academic community as well as partnering cultural institutions at the regional and national scale.
    • Under direction of Head of Conservation and as required, develop curricula and lead audience-appropriate training and outreach for staff, students, faculty, and researchers.
    • Contribute to departmental efforts to support Penn Libraries social media and communications campaigns.
    • Collaborate with and direct the work of other lab staff, technicians, interns, and student workers.
    • Facilitate general maintenance and organization of the conservation laboratory by contributing to safety procedures, maintaining inventories, and selecting materials and supplies.
    • Be an active member of the conservation and cultural heritage community through active participation, publication, research, and professional service.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Required Expertise 

    • Master's degree from an accredited graduate training program in conservation and 2 years of post-graduate, professional experience in conservation laboratory, preferably in a special collections or research library, or similar institution; or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. 
    • Demonstrated experience treating a wide range of materials, including books, paper, and parchment, as demonstrated by a portfolio
    • Demonstrated success with a wide range of conservation treatment procedures and a high degree of manual dexterity, analytic and observational skills, as demonstrated by a portfolio
    • Demonstrated thorough working knowledge of conservation theory and practice, with satisfactory completion of courses in organic, paper, and conservation chemistry
    • Well-developed communication and research skills
    • Ability to work collegially across a large, complex, and dynamic organizational setting
    • Ability to initiate and adapt to change
    • Ability to analyze and solve problems
    • Ability to work independently and with others
    • Attention to detail and willingness to learn new techniques
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe, and other project management software

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    Metadata Librarian, Digital & Special Collections, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

    Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

    The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization that respects the heritage of the past while anticipating the requirements of the 21st century. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library shapes the creation of knowledge, conserves culture for posterity, and transforms learning and research.

    For more information, click here.

    The Metadata Librarian works collaboratively with other Metadata Librarian(s) and Metadata Specialists to support the discovery of and access to Library acquired materials in a variety of languages and formats, special collections, and digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. Reporting to the Head of Metadata Services, the Metadata Librarian has duties that include but are not limited to:

    Original Cataloging

    • Performs original and complex copy cataloging for monographic, in both English and non-English languages in a variety of subject areas.
    • Uses the nationally accepted standards of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2 revised ed.) and the LC Rule Interpretations (LCRIs) for descriptive cataloging, the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) for subject access and Library of Congress call numbers for classification of materials.
    • Upgrades less than full member OCLC member copy of bibliographic records by adding LC call numbers and subject headings.
    • Creates name authority records according to NACO standards.
    • Contributes authoritative name headings to the NACO database.
    • Resolves cataloging problems and conflicts identified by paraprofessionals within the Department.
    • Participates in training and support activities for paraprofessionals.
    • Works closely with the Unit Head to develop efficient workflow for cataloging monographic materials.

    Rare Book and Digital Object Cataloging

    • Performs original and complex copy cataloging for rare book monographic materials in a variety of subject areas and languages.
    • In addition to the nationally accepted standards stated above, catalogs according to descriptive cataloging rules found in the Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books), 2nd edition.
    • Describes digital resources using the appropriate metadata schema (preservation, access, description, etc.) to support Georgetown University Library's digital collections. Metadata is provided within the digital library systems and/or within OCLC for inclusion in the local system

    Library Contributions and Professional Development

    • Serves on library and university-wide committees and task forces; participates in local consortia and regional and national associations.
    • Contributes to the profession through writing for publication, presentation, and/or active involvement in professional associations at the national or regional level.
    • Continually acquires new knowledge and updates skills to enhance professional performance in all areas of responsibility.
    • Keeps abreast of developments, trends and issues in the library field.
    • Monitors trends and maintains currency in emerging issues within areas of expertise.
    • Participates in meetings and in planning.
    • Suggests revisions in policies and enhancements to services.
    • Participates in achieving library-wide priorities; prepares statistics and writes reports.

    Requirements

    • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from ALA-accredited institution
    • 2 or more years of professional metadata creation experience in an academic or research library
    • 2 or more years of professional experience creating metadata for rare and special collections
    • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards and schema, such as Dublin Core, METS, EAD, TEI, MODS and AAT
    • Working knowledge of descriptive bibliography and issues specific to rare materials
    • Working knowledge of current metadata standards such as FRBR, Resource Description and Access (RDA), Program for Cooperative Cataloging/Library of Congress Policy Statements, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), Library of Congress Classification (LCC), and other emerging standards
    • Experience with a national bibliographic utility, such as OCLC, and a local online system, such as Alma

    Preferred qualifications

    • Knowledge of issues and current trends in metadata, discovery tools, digital library development, digital preservation, and cataloging standards and practices
    • Knowledge of preservation metadata schemas and practices
    • Proficiency in Latin and reading knowledge of 1 or 2 modern foreign languages
    • Working knowledge of special collections and rare book metadata standards including Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials and Books (DCRM(B)), Descriptive Cataloging of Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Manuscripts (AMREMM), and RBMS (Rare Books and Manuscripts Section) genre terms
    • Experience using DSpace or other digital asset management systems
    • Demonstrated programming skill and ability (e.g., Python, PHP, and Java), especially related to metadata manipulation
    • Experience with MarcEdit or other MARC editing tools
    • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail, demonstrated problem-solving skills, and flexibility
    • Ability to work in a continually changing environment, to exercise initiative, and to work independently as well as part of a team

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    Multiple Positions, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

    Position ID 5151BR - University Archivist & Records Manager

    Position ID 5149BR - Digital Repository Lead

    For more information, click here.

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    Records & Microfilm Archivist, Access Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA

    Access Sciences knows that Better Information = Better Business. We're a diverse group of accomplished professionals, joined together to achieve our mission: to help organizations make good business decisions by making the right information available to the right people at the right time. We support this by offering services in these areas:

    • Business Analysis and Strategy
    • Solution Design, Development, and Deployment
    • Program and Change Management
    • Critical Skills Sourcing
    • Operational Support

    In our organization, we treat others as we wish to be treated. We embrace diversity and collaboration at all levels of our organization. We value relationships: with our colleagues, our clients, and our community. Does this sound like you, too? Apply for your next career adventure today - we can't wait to get to know you!

    For more information, click here.

    We are seeking a Records and Microfilm Archivist to join our team in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    Role Characteristics:

    As a Records and Microfilm Archivist, you will serve as the microfilm preservation and maintenance specialist. You will be part of our Records and Information Management (RIM) team that supports our client, a highly visible Louisiana state agency, on all things RIM-related.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Serve as the microfilm preservation and maintenance specialist
    • Update, maintain, and work to improve the microfilm records inventory database
    • Identify and correct errors found in the inventory database, and report findings to management
    • Assist with physical preservation of microfilm through testing of the film itself and its storage environment
    • Catalog microfilm records into an inventory database using metadata (retention, location, record series, etc.)
    • Determine retention and disposition periods for physical and digital records using an established records retention schedule
    • As needed, work with the RIM Team on special projects, training sessions, records inventories, etc.
    • As needed, conduct legal research and maintain knowledge of records retention resources, especially in the transportation regulatory department
    • As needed, assist with onsite and offsite physical records inventories 

    Required Skills, Experience, and Knowledge:

    • Experience with microfilm physical preservation and maintenance protocols
    • Able to analyze various sources of records and data to find and resolve discrepancies
    • Exhibit friendly and collaborative mindset when working with team members and client
    • Advanced skills in MS Office Suite; some experience in Adobe Acrobat

    Education:

    • A degree in an information management area of study is preferred
    • Special consideration will be given to candidates with an MLIS degree, with an emphasis on archiving and records management

    Good to know:

    • This is a full-time position in Baton Rouge, LA; the work schedule is generally Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
    • You will be required to sign and adhere to a strict confidentiality agreement
    • You must authorize and pass a background check, and, depending on client requirements, a drug and alcohol screening may be required

    Access Sciences is an employee-owned consulting and managed services firm headquartered in Houston, Texas with national reach. Our employees enjoy a range of benefits, including:

    • Competitive salary
    • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
    • 401(k) and 401(k) Roth with company match
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
    • Flexible Spending Account (Medical and Dependent Care)
    • Health Savings Account (HSA) with company contribution
    • Disability and Life Insurance, company paid
    • Voluntary Life Insurance
    • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
    • Paid Volunteer Hours

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    Archives Technician, Natl Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Landover, MD

    For more information, click here.

    This position is located in the National Museum of African American History and Culture of the Smithsonian Institution. The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is the largest national museum for the study and exhibition of African American history and culture. Its primary purposes are to acquire, maintain and preserve objects which document social, cultural, political, military, technological and scientific developments in the United States related to the African American experience; to conduct scholarly research designed to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge in the field of African American history, to publish findings for both scholarly and general audiences; and to interpret historical developments through public exhibits and programs as well as digital content. 

    ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 200 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 200 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 200.

    We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.

     

    Responsibilities

    The position is in the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Landover, MD. The employee provides a broad range of advanced archival skills including archival appraisal, processing and description, as well as an understanding of archival materials stabilization and preservation techniques. These skills and techniques are utilized on the accessioned archival collections, retired official records of the museum, as well as the personal professional research files of museum staff. Responsibilities include:

    • processing archival collections according to established professional and institutional standards that includes preparing well-written and thorough archival descriptive aids.  Archival description includes creating collection inventories and preparing and uploading EAD-compliant finding aids that can be linked to Smithsonian collection management databases and systems.  Finding aids are generated in Archivists' Toolkit and ArchiveSpace in accordance with archival descriptive standards including DACS;
    • supporting the Archivist in archival collection management by applying basic preservation methods that include assessing collection condition, rehousing documents in acid free folders and containers, flattening and storage procedures, and assisting in identifying materials that require preservation treatment and/or digitization; and
    • assisting the Archivist in providing research and reference service promptly and effectively to management and staff of the Smithsonian Institution, research scholars, and to members of the public, drawing upon a broad knowledge of the NMAAHC archival collections and topics in the specialization of African American history and culture.

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    Archivist, School Sisters of St. Francis, Milwaukee, WI

    The International Office for the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a Catholic Women Religious Community, and non-profit organization is looking for an experienced Archivist to manage the Archives of the School Sisters of St. Francis.  Through innovation and implementation, the Archivist will preserve and make available the legacy of the School Sisters of St. Francis, not only for current Sisters, researchers, and guests, but for future generations as well.

    Responsibilities

    • Collaborating with International Team Liaison to Archives to formulate and evaluate goals and objectives that promote the vision and mission of the Archives
    • Providing access to the Archives and responding to research requests from the International Team, Provincial Team, researchers and guests
    • Encouraging access by creating a welcoming reading/research workspace for Sisters and guests
    • Identifying and dedicating appropriate spaces for artifacts and artwork of archival value; also responsible for supplies, equipment, and general functioning of the Archives
    • Processing items of archival importance, including but not limited to, Sisters' personal effects, photographs, CDs, DVDS, congregational documents, news articles, artifacts, and publications
    • Developing processing policies to ensure that records are processed in accordance with accepted standards and practices
    • Auditing current inventory to ensure only permanent records of archival importance are being maintained according to current archival standards and best practices
    • Planning and directing exhibitions and other outreach programs to broaden the use of collections; collaborate with the Mission Advancement and Communications departments in the creation of events, publications, and use of social media
    • Implementing content management systems to create online, searchable databases to access content
    • Designing and implementing processes for the digitization of collections for long-term preservation
    • Continuing professional development in the field of archival services, equipment, and professional standards through reading, attending conferences or classes, and meeting periodically with local archivists

    Qualifications and Skills

    Required

    • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university
    • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in archives administration, preferably in a nonprofit or religious organization
    • Experience with varied formats of records including manuscripts, printed materials, photographs, audio-visual materials, artifacts, and artwork
    • Knowledge of digital preservation issues and best practices
    • Experience creating digital surrogates of archival materials according to current archival standards and best practices
    • Experience with database management software for the development of finding aids

    Preferred

    • Formal coursework in archival administration
    • Working knowledge of software programs used in archival work
    • Experience in using archival collections to design and stage exhibits and interpreting displays for the public

    Additional Experience Factors

    • Knowledge of or willingness to learn the history, heritage, culture, and core values of the School Sisters of St. Francis
    • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the Roman Catholic faith, culture, and history of the Catholic Church in North America.
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    Library Technician, Congressional Research Service, Washington, D.C.

    Position Title: Library Technician (Temporary, 180 days)

    Grade & Salary Range: GS-7 ($45,972.00 to $59,762 per year)

    Who May Apply: US Citizens

    Number of Positions: 2

    Location: Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill)

    Contact Information: David Gibbs, Knowledge and Technical Services Section Head, Knowledge Services Group, dgibbs@crs.loc.gov   

     

    Library Technician (Temporary, 180 days)

     

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG), seeks two Library Technicians (GS-7), to join the Knowledge Services Group for a temporary appointment (maximum 180 days).

     

    Under the direction of the Digital Services Librarians in the Knowledge Services Group, the Library Technician will participate in the creation of sites for CRS's new Research Portal, a digital document repository built on the Microsoft SharePoint platform. Work will include scanning documents, ensuring they are legible and fully OCRed, uploading them to a SharePoint site, applying file-naming conventions and metadata, testing search and usability, and performing quality assurance (QA) on the site. Work will also include uploading and tagging of born-digital documents.

     

    Current library school students are encouraged to apply.

     

    Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

     

    CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

    CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

     

    If you are interested in being considered, please submit an email to David Gibbs, dgibbs@crs.loc.gov, by May 25 that includes, along with your resume, the reasons for your interest, and the particular qualifications you possess that make you a good fit for the position.

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    Assistant Professor/First Year Experience Librarian, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

    The invites applicants for a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor/First Year Experience Librarian in the University Libraries to begin in fall 2018.

     

    The First Year Experience Librarian is a member of a team responsible for providing general and specialized research, instruction, outreach, and collection development services and reports to the Head of Public Services. The position serves as primary contact between the Libraries and the Office of New Student and Retention Programs and the First Year Writing Program in the Department of English with regard to supporting the research resource and instructional needs of first-year students, along with some additional responsibilities. The FYE Librarian engages in outreach initiatives that build awareness of library resources and services and actively cultivates relationships with faculty, staff, and students in assigned areas.

     

    A job description of this tenure-track, Assistant Professor position and a link to the application form can be found here: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=8&site=1

     

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

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    Librarian, Queens Library, New York City, NY

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Performs excellent internal and external customer service and library service in response to the information needs of library users and the overall community. 
    • Promotes library collections and services to the public, both inside and outside the physical building. 
    • Provides reference and readers' advisory services. Publicizes, plans and conducts programs. 
    • Assists customers with the use of print and electronic resources. Conducts training sessions for the public in the use of the library OPAC and the internet. Recommends and refers customers to alternative sources of information (internal and external) to the Library. 
    • Performs Collection Development with an emphasis on developing quality materials including selecting and ordering materials. Monitors the public service floor. 
    • Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials. Assists in maintaining a pleasant, inviting, safe environment. Approves acceptance of gifts. Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria. Maintains reference and circulation materials. 
    • Performs outreach to community organizations informing them of library services and to develop partnerships for collaboration. Creates opportunities for adults to contribute to the library through venues such as volunteering, social media postings, blogs, book clubs, etc. 
    • May perform one or more of the following duties: investigate technologies that will improve services; create, develop, maintain, or contribute to the community library web page and social media; supervise hourly rate employees and volunteers; compile bibliographies and /or develop library user guides. 
    • Performs other duties as assigned or required. 

    QUALIFICATIONS:  

    • Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school. 
    • Must have the ability to work with a diverse population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of customers simultaneously. 
    • New York State Public Librarian's Certificate required. 

     

     ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY: 

    Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees. 

     

    Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect's Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks). 

     

    TO APPLY: 

    Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference "General Librarian - QLWEB" in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

    The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

     

     

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    Community Library Manager, Queens Library, New York City, NY

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    The Community Library Manager is responsible for managing the operations of a community library. Responsibilities include: 

    • Leading and supervising all staff, including providing timely and objective feedback of performance, fostering the learning and development of staff, as well as for providing and modeling exceptional public service to all age levels. 
    • Also responsible for programming, outreach, physical maintenance, collection development, community liaising. 
    • Keeps records and statistics. Prepares reports. 
    • Must have demonstrated experience in the following competencies: initiative, flexibility, cooperative teamwork and modeling exemplary customer service. 
    • Performs other duties as required. 

     

     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Requires an ALA accredited Master's degree and a New York State Public Librarian's Certificate. 
    • A minimum of one year of managerial experience including the performance management & supervision of full-time librarian staff is required. 
    • Must have demonstrated knowledge of library policies and procedures. 

     

     ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY: 

    Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees. 

    Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect's Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks). 

    TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference "CLM - QLWEB" in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

     

    The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

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    Children's Librarian, Queens Library, New York City, NY

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Performs excellent internal and external customer service and library service in response to the information needs of library users and the overall community with an emphasis on children. 
    • Promotes library collections and services to the public, both inside and outside the physical building. Responsible for readers' guidance and reference services. 
    • Publicizes, plans and conducts programs for children and parents including: toddler and pre-school reading times, picture book hour, arts and crafts programs, and summer reading clubs. 
    • Assists customers with the use of print and electronic resources. Recommends and refers customers and parents to alternative sources of information (internal and external) to the Library. 
    • Performs collection development with an emphasis on developing quality children's materials including selecting and ordering materials. Monitors the public service floor. Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials. 
    • Assists in maintaining a pleasant, inviting, safe environment. Approves acceptance of gifts. 
    • Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria. Maintains reference and circulation materials. 
    • Provides outreach to area elementary and nursery schools and community organizations serving children and families, informing them of library services and to develop partnerships for collaboration. Maintains and cultivates contact with schools and parents. 
    • May perform one or more of the following duties: investigates technologies that will improve services; creates, develops, maintains, or contributes to the community library web page and social media; supervises hourly rate employees and volunteers; compiles bibliographies and/or develop library user guides. 
    • Performs other duties as required.

     Schedule will include Saturdays and evenings. 

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school. 
    • Must have the ability to work with a diverse population of children and effectively provide customer service to a large number of children simultaneously. 
    • New York State Public Librarian's Certificate required. 

    ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY 

    • Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees. 
    • Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect's Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks). 

     

    TO APPLY: 

    Please send your resume and cover letter to qlcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference "Children's Librarian - QLWEB" in the subject line of the email. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

    The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

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    Assistant Community Library Manager, Queens Library, New York City, NY

    Responsibilities:

    • In partnership with the Community Library Manager, has overall responsibility for the leadership of staff, including the timely and objective feedback of performance and fostering the staff development/learning
    • Provides exceptional public service to all age levels.
    • Direct supervisor of the Customer Service Supervisor and Librarians
    • In the absence of the Community Library Manager, manages the library including materials selection, programming, physical maintenance, reports, etc.
    • Prepares reports and statistics. Performs other duties as required.

    Qualifications:

    • Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
    • A minimum of one year of managerial experience including the management of full-time librarian staff.
    • Two years of post-MLS experience is required.
    • A minimum of one year of librarian experience.
    • Must have demonstrated knowledge of library policies and procedures.
    • New York State Public Librarian's Certificate required.

    Salary: Annual salaries start between $54,970 to $58,715 and increase to $57,718 to $62,365 after 12 months of successful performance.

    About Queens Library: Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library is a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees. Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect's Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks)

    To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to employment@queenslibrary.org and reference "ACLM - QLWEB" in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.

    The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Teen Librarian, Queens Library, New York City, NY

    TEEN LIBRARIAN

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Provides library service to the community with an emphasis on teens and preteens. Provides reference and readers' advisory services. 
    • Explains and assists customers in use of print and electronic resources. Conducts training sessions for the public in the use of the library OPAC and the internet. 
    • Answers correspondence and inquiries on special reference subjects. Conducts reference interviews. Suggests and refers customers to alternative sources of information internal and external to the Library. 
    • Processes reserves and interloans requests. Performs Collection Development with an emphasis on developing quality young adult materials including selecting and ordering materials for the library collection and approves acceptance of gifts. 
    • Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria as needed. Promotes library collection and services to the public assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials. Maintains reference and circulation materials. Plans, and conducts programs. 
    • May perform one or more of the following duties: investigate technologies that will improve services; create, develop, maintain, or contribute to branch web page; supervise hourly rate employees; compile bibliographies and develop library user guides, both printed and electronic. 
    • Performs other duties as assigned or required. 

    Schedule will include Saturdays and evenings. 

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school. 
    • Must have the ability to work with a diverse population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of customers simultaneously. 
    • New York State Public Librarian's Certificate required. 

    ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY: 

    Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees. 

    Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect's Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks). 

    TO APPLY: 

    Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference "Teen Librarian - QLWEB" in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

    The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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    Library Head, Arts & Humanities, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

    Application Link: 

    Head of the Arts & Humanities Division 

    University of California, Berkeley Library 
    Hiring Range: Librarian
    $86,204-$101,145 per annum, based on qualifications
    This is a full time appointment available starting August 2018

    The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative, service-oriented librarian with demonstrated management and collection development experience to advance the Library's engagement with research and teaching in support of the arts and humanities.

    The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation's premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 30,000 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 25 campus libraries - including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of nearly $20 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. The Library's mission and strategic plan can be viewed at http://stories.lib.berkeley.edu/strategicplan/.

    The Library's Arts & Humanities Division includes five libraries - Art History/Classics, Graduate Services, Morrison, Music, and South/Southeast Asia -- that serve the Berkeley campus community and broader communities of scholars. Collectively the Division facilitates access to research-level print and digital collections to support research and teaching programs related to arts, language, literature, philosophy and religion in a multicultural, global context. Additionally, the Division is home to several of the library liaisons/selectors who support international and area studies such as Middle East/Near East, South/Southeast Asia, and Europe.

    Responsibilities
    The Head of the Arts & Humanities Division provides leadership for enhancing the collections, operations, and user-centered services across the Division. The Division includes approximately 12 librarians and 11 library professionals with responsibility for collections, instruction, reference, and academic outreach. As a manager, this position directly supervises the librarians and a chief operations manager who supervises the career library staff in the Division.

    The Head works collaboratively with library colleagues to assess strengths and weaknesses in the various collections, determine priorities, and develop departmental service plans that enhance and support the academic mission of the University. Mindful of current trends related to research and scholarly communications in arts and humanities fields, and in partnership with colleagues in the Library, across campus and at other institutions, the Head will play a guiding role in initiatives (such as collaborative collection development agreements, digitization projects, and donor engagement) supporting the current and future research needs of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

    The position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Educational Initiatives & User Services, with a dotted line to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, and is a member of the library-wide management team. The management team works collaboratively to guide and coordinate the strategic directions, programs, services, collections, facilities, and policies associated with public service units of the UC Berkeley Library. The Head serves as the collection fund group coordinator for arts and humanities librarians across campus -- including many librarians specializing in international and area studies -- providing oversight of substantial collections, endowments, gifts and various budgets. This position works with colleagues to develop collection policies and strategies for the benefit of the Library overall.

    Our organization continues to evolve in the rapidly changing world of higher education and information resources and services, and thus it is essential that the Head be adaptable, forward- looking, and a good change-management leader. To be an effective manager, the Head will be a fair, progressive leader to Library staff; lead department-wide and library-wide discussions; aid in creating and communicating Library policies; manage personnel and financial matters; contribute to department-wide and library-wide priority setting and project management; encourage ongoing staff development; and foster an environment of collaboration, creative thinking, and continuous improvement.

    The Division Head will engage in activities akin to others in the Division: providing research consultations for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students; developing guides and web pages to facilitate user access to resources; offering orientations and instructional seminars; serving as a liaison to an academic department or program; selecting materials in all formats; contributing to reference services for the arts and humanities; and staying abreast of scholarly communication issues. A significant portion of collection development is coordinated through a number of consortial agreements with libraries in the University of California system, Stanford University, and national organizations. The Head collaborates with selectors within the division to identify relevant online resources to purchase through campus funds or group agreements negotiated by the California Digital Library and the Center for Research Libraries.

    UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Advancement in the Librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

    Minimum basic qualification:

    • Advanced degree by application date

    Additional required qualifications by start date in position:

    • Experience supervising and/or leading librarians and career staff
    • Experience effectively leading organizational change
    • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, problem solving, project management, and communication skills
    • Experience providing reference and instructional services related to the arts and/or humanities in an academic or research library environment
    • Experience participating in collection development and effectively managing collection funds in an academic or research library
    • Demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service
    • Ability to foster and maintain partnerships with a broad-based constituency
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities

    Additional preferred qualifications:

    • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree
    • Demonstrated effectiveness working in a highly-collaborative, matrixed environment
    • Management experience in an academic library environment
    • Experience developing innovative services to enhance research and/or teaching
    • Experience in grant writing and fundraising
    • Knowledge of cataloging and access issues for print and digital collections

    The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make a positive contribution in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

    As a management position, this librarian position is not represented by a bargaining unit and is covered by the UC Academic Personnel Manual (APM).

    Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

    This recruitment will remain open until filled.

    Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01746

    Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three professional references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

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

    For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

    Send inquiries to:

    Susan E. Wong
    Director, Library Human Resources Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu

    LEARN MORE

    More information about this recruitment:

    REQUIREMENTS

    DOCUMENTS

    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. noting degrees and relevant work experience

    • Cover Letter - Cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications

    REFERENCES

    3 references required (contact information only)

    HOW TO APPLY

    1. Create an ApplicantID
    2. Provide required information and documents
    3. If any, provide required reference information

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    Electronic Resources Librarian, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

    Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA is seeking a Professor of Library Science (Electronic Resources Librarian) for a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month contract position that begins in the 2018-29 academic year (July 2018). Initial screening of applications begins on 5/14.

    Full posting and instructions for applying are here: https://hrjobs.mtsac.edu/postings/5425

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    Senior Analyst, Records Management, The New York State Unified Court System, Manhattan, NY

    The New York State Unified Court System - Manhattan, NY
    $68,367 a year

    The New York State Unified Court System is seeking applicants for Senior Court Analyst to assist in our Division of Professional and Court Services' Office of Records Management in Manhattan, NY.

    Under supervision, Senior Court Analysts work individually or as team leaders, on projects that involve research and confidential analysis, planning and other related work in one or more of the following areas: budget development and court finance; personnel administration; resource allocation; and court system management and administration. As team leaders, Senior Court Analysts supervise Junior Court Analysts and Court Analysts assigned to field or research projects of narrow scope.

    Assignment:
    • This position will be assigned to the Division of Professional and Court Services' Office of Records Management. The candidate must be able to provide logical and consistent guidance to others on how to develop procedures to ensure the effectiveness and continuity of a court records management program.
    • Special consideration will be given to applicants with prior records management experience and a practical understanding of the technical nature of electronic records. The ability to work independently, to present coherent oral and written proposals, and to develop and conduct training programs are critical components of the position
    • Successful applicants will manage significant records management projects focused on any aspect of the field, including retention, electronic records, process improvement, records inventory, disaster recovery, and archives
    • Statewide travel will be required.

    Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university and two (2) years of relevant experience; or Master's degree from an accredited college or university and one (1) year of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Library Science, Archival Science, or a related field.

    Please view the full employment announcement at:
    www.nycourts.gov/careers/statewide/1813.pdf

    Base Salary: $64,367

    Location Pay: $4,000

    What do we offer?

    This is a position with the New York State Unified Court System and includes a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and membership in the New York State & Local Retirement System. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 20 days of paid vacation, 13 days of paid sick leave and 12 holidays. Our goal is to provide equal opportunities, work-life balance, and great career opportunities.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $68,367.00 /year

    Experience: Records Management: 2 years (Required)

    Education: Bachelor's (Required)

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    Research Center Director, The Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, GA

    The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history. GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation. To learn more, go to www.georgiahistory.com.

    The role of the Director of the Research Center is to lead, plan, manage, and oversee a private library and archival collection and to ensure the provision of high-quality reference services to patrons. The Director of the Research Center works closely with the Executive Vice President and the President to ensure that the work in the library and archives is in keeping with the strategic goals and objectives of the institution.

    For more information, click here.

    Duties:

    • Serve as the team leader for library and archives and is the primary contact and expert for the institution in these areas. Ensure high quality reference and information services and donor relations and acquisitions management. Oversee events, temporary loans, equipment repair, and facilities management. This responsibility includes activities like establishing goals, developing work plans, monitoring statistics, managing facilities, and supervising on a day-to-day basis.
    • Working closely with senior staff, plan and set goals and objectives for the future of the Research Center which are responsive to and conforms to the institution's mission, goals, and objectives. Determine the services needed, the most effective way to provide them, and the resources necessary to support them. Develop system improvements as needed.
    • Make recommendations for the annual departmental budget and present and defend budget requests. Administer and control the expenditure of departmental fund allocations within the constraints of approved budgets. Oversee the collection of fees and charges.
    • Lead in the communication of Research Center needs to senior management. Draft and recommend policy and fees to the Executive Vice President and plan for the implementation of library and archives goals and objectives. Develop, revise, implement, maintain, and oversee the institution's acquisition and deaccessioning policies and procedures. Direct the development and maintenance of archival collections, books, microfilm, artifacts, and other library materials. Provide leadership with regard to creation and implementation of "best practices" in library and archives management and administration, consulting others in the field as appropriate. This responsibility includes oversight of all technical service activities such as acquiring, processing, cataloging, and maintaining resources.
    • Oversee administration of copyright compliance and contractual commitments.
    • Administer personnel regulations and conduct performance evaluation of staff members. Direct the training of Research Center staff in technical and administrative library and archives skills. Direct and participate in personnel actions such as hiring, training, retention, motivation, termination, and evaluation. Handle difficult personnel issues in consultation with the Associate Director of Administration. Plan and conduct Research Center staff meetings. Ensure report deadlines are being met. Relay developments in the Research Center division to senior management on a regular basis.
    • Prepare narrative and statistical reports for the Board of Curators, President, and funding agencies. Provide staff support to the Board of Curators by assisting with meetings, preparing reports, and implementing policy decided by the Board.
    • Present special programs and instructional activities to extend library services and facilities across the State. Attend night meetings as required by position.
    • Work with others to direct in the development, repair, and maintenance of the facilities. In coordination with the Associate Director of Administration, keep the Executive Vice President apprised of the condition of the building. Make recommendations as to the priority of maintenance projects.
    • Develop strategic facility goals with senior management. Monitor construction and renovation projects which support the strategic goals. Draft or review proposals, solicitations, fundraising promotional materials, grant reports, etc., related to funds for the Research Center as needed.
    • Participate in professional archival or library associations, and other professional organizations to remain current on developments and advancements in archival studies, preservation, conservation, library science, public administration, and training.
    • Supervise the utilization and maintenance of technology to deliver, monitor, and enhance Research Center service. Oversee the continual development of the Research Center's web page so that it is an instrument for service delivery, information exchange, and public awareness.
    • Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned by senior management.

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    Archivist/Records Management Specialist I, Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City, OK

    Job locations: Research Division, Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City, OK.

    Position is responsible for operating two NextScan microfilm digital conversion machines and other complex digitization equipment.

    Position requires specialized computer software knowledge to process digital images in office, photoshop, acrobat, ACDSee, Python, Protools, Audacity, and the CuadraSTAR cataloging system.

    Position requires skills relating to the preservation of archival collections and proper processing techniques based on archival industry standards. 
     
    The position will work on archival digital duplication projects.  This includes digitizing, processing, cataloging, and preservation of the archival materials.

    For more information, click here.

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    Electronic Records Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI

    The position is located in the Division of Library, Archives and Museum Collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, Wisconsin. This is a project position funded through March 2019, the actual term is at the discretion of the supervisor and based upon employee performance.

    The position is being funded by the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC), the grant-making affiliate of the National Archives. The Wisconsin Historical Society is one of four state-level archival institutions in the country to receive a grant award from the NHPRC in the State Government Electronic Records category in the first round. Understanding that government information maintained by state archives is a national asset, the NHPRC supports projects that actively engage in activities that preserve electronic record assets and make them available for public discovery.

    Qualifications:

    • Experience with archival or records management standards, methods, theory and practice.
    • Experience with electronic records management concepts and processes including records retention, transfer, data migration, preservation and access.
    • Experience with using metadata standards and protocols such as Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), Metadata Object Description Schema (MOPDS), Preservation Metadata Implementation Strategies (PREMIS) or Dublin Core.
    • Experience with using database platforms such as Access, SQL/MySQL or Oracle

    How To Apply:

    Please email a resume and cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above to the HR Contact by the deadline. Your application materials will be used to determine eligibility for this vacancy.

    If you omit information requested as part of the application process, your application may be ineligible. Materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
    Questions may be directed to the HR contact above.

    For more information, click here.

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    Multimedia Digital Archivist, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    For more information, click here.

    Classified Title: Multimedia Digital Archivist
    Role/Level/Range: ATP/4/PC
    Salary: $49,216 - $82,904
    Status: Full-Time

    Department: School of Nursing
    Work Schedule/Hours Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/37.5 hours
    Location: East Baltimore Campus
    Personnel area: Nursing

    The School of Nursing is seeking a Multimedia Digital Archivist that will report to the Dean's Office.. This is a one-year, full-time position that will be responsible for organizing, digitizing and preserving photographs, videos, audio files, graphics, documents, learning objects, and other significant assets so they are readily searchable and retrievable. A primary function of this position is to review and ensure that all digital learning materials are culturally appropriate for internal and external use.

    The Multimedia Digital Archivist will also be responsible to meta-data tag and upload images, videos and other digital assets into a central digital asset management system, as well as coordinating the retention and digital preservation of a variety of important assets in other format specific electronic storage depositories (ex. Mediasite, Vimeo, YouTube, Network Drives.) This position also advises on archival policies and practices for managing-digital materials by establishing naming protocols, metadata schema, controlled vocabularies and handling quality control of the preservation workflow.

    Specific duties & responsibilities:

    • Working through the School's historical images and other important digital assets to identify important assets for historic preservation, assigning meta-data (key-words) to the files and uploading them to the team's central digital repository.
    • Help coordinate the archiving of important assets such as documents, audio files, video files, photos, learning objects, and graphics across other departments.
    • Ensure accessibility of digital assets by determining appropriate organization and digital storage structure, analyzing content of the source material, and determining the purpose of the materials for material descriptions
    • Collaborating with colleagues in the School to review digital assets for diversity and inclusion and advise on the development of culturally appropriate digital learning materials
    • Evaluate assets within the team's possession for retention within the archive to make sure all relevant digital assets are preserved and searchable within the repository.
    • Maintaining a thorough, functional record-keeping system, including developing data definitions, naming conventions, and a master index of metadata key words, as well as determining and implementing sustainable work flows from contributing departments.
    • Advises on the creation of policies and procedures for managing digital materials for inclusion storage, preservation, organization, description and access
    • Organizing the central photo directory that is the repository of all images within the School's possession
    • Eliminating poor, culturally inappropriate, or redundant images/assets by going through all files within the repository, as well as collecting those within the possession of each department to sort and separate for non-use as necessary.
    • Assisting digital archive users on how to best access, use and interpret archives
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications:

    Masters in Library Science, Digital Archiving, History, Computer Science or other related discipline and two years of practical experience with digital archiving including digitization, creating metadata descriptions and processing digital assets.

    Preferred:

    Two or more years of experience with digital archiving including digitization, creating metadata schema, controlled vocabularies and processing assets, experience producing educational content for web, social media, television, etc. and experience within a university, university medical center, or health care environment desired.

    The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

    The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

    During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

    The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

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    Curator, Visual Resources Collection, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI


    For more information, click here.

    Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
    Demonstrated record of managerial experience in visual resources collection or equivalent environment. Broad knowledge of art and architectural history. Working knowledge of visual image cataloging procedures. Working knowledge of copy photography, web site maintenance, database software, and imaging applications. Familiarity with the principal languages of art history. Familiarity with current trends in information technology. Excellent communication and organizational skills.

    Principal duties:
    Under the chair of the Department of Art History the curator will:

    • 40% Develop, organize, manage and maintain the department's Visual Resources Collection (slides, photographs, digital images and online Art History course materials) and plans for the transition into increasingly digital records management and online course content through Canvas.
    • 30% Assist faculty and student users of the collection and train student staff.
    • 10% Act as liaison between the department and L&S Learning Support Services for oversight and maintenance of department audio-visual equipment.
    • 10% Plan and administer the annual budget for maintenance of the visual collections, classroom audiovisual equipment, and computer equipment and software.
    • 10% Develop strategies for expansion via grants and other funding proposals. Plan for the future of the collection, particularly in expanding the digital collection.



    Requirements:

    • A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
    • A period of evaluation will be required

    Employee Class:
    Academic Staff
    Department(s): L&S/ART HISTORY
    Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $49,783 ANNUAL (12 months)
    Depending on Qualifications
    Term: This position will end on JUNE 30, 2019.
    Appointment percent: 100%
    Anticipated begin date: JULY 01, 2018
    Number of Positions: 1

    TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
    Application must be received by: JUNE 05, 2018

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

    For questions on the position, contact: Clare Christoph, clare.christoph@wisc.edu, 608-263-2341.

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

    Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

    Questions about the position can be directed to:
    Clare Christoph
    Phone: 608-263-2341
    226 Elvehjem
    Fax: N/A
    800 University Ave.
    Email: clare.christoph@wisc.edu
    Madison, WI 53706

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

    If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: http://www.oed.wisc.edu/478.htm

    NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.

    UW-Madison is required by law to request data from applicants for employment in order to monitor its recruitment and selection practices. In order for us to meet this federal reporting requirement, please go to http://www.oed.wisc.edu/reports-and-forms.htm to fill out the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form and the Applicant Self-Identification Form for Protected Veterans. Please reference the Position Vacancy Number when uploading your completed forms. Completing these forms is voluntary and your responses will be kept confidential and is not considered as part of the hiring criteria.

    UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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    Librarian, Genealogy & Carlsbad History, Carlsbad City Library, Carlsbad, CA

    Are you a librarian who embraces the public library's role in building communities and enriching lives? Are you technologically savvy and enthusiastic about interactive customer engagement? Are you passionate about adult programming and outreach?  If so, the Carlsbad City Library system invites you to apply for the position of part-time Reference Librarian in Genealogy & Carlsbad History.  

     
    The opportunity to work with us comes after our $11 million modernization and renovation project designed to meet the changing needs of the community in an increasingly digital age. With more than 65,000 patrons visiting us each month, our libraries are community gathering spaces offering enhanced technology, Wi-Fi connectivity, and collaborative meeting areas.
     
    Qualified applicants will be notified only if selected to participate in an interview.
    Part-time positions cannot exceed 980 total hours worked within one fiscal year. Part-time employees with the City of Carlsbad receive 24 hours of sick leave per fiscal year. The scheduled work hours for part-time Reference Librarians will vary and may be distributed over all hours that the Carlsbad Libraries are open, including evenings and weekends.  

    Key Responsibilities

    • Assist the public and the division with genealogical research, historical research, records retrieval and ensure top quality user experiences
    • Accession, arrange, describe and provide public access to historical collections including the records of various organizations, manuscripts, photographs, maps, drawings, newspapers, oral histories and similar materials
    • Conduct biographical and historical research related to the history of Carlsbad
    • Provide instruction in the use of various print, electronic, and online resources
    • Troubleshoot technology problems, create simple user guides and effectively document technology issues
    • Promote libraries, library services, and library programs
    • Participate in community outreach efforts
    • May train other staff in the use of tools, systems and practices

    Qualifications

    • Knowledgeable of the principles and practices of reference services in special collections
    • Interest and knowledge in history and genealogy
    • Experience in processing archival collections
    • Able to provide answers to complicated reference questions using a variety of sources in various formats
    • Highly developed aptitude for providing excellent customer service
    • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with the public and coworkers
    • Able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with a keen attention to detail
    • Proficient working with technology, including mobile devices, computers, MS Office software including Word, Excel and Publisher and online/downloadable content
    • Willingness and ability to be flexible, creative and innovative
    • Effective communicator in written and oral presentations, especially in the instruction of others
    • Experience in digitizing collections preferred
    • Experience working with digital asset management systems preferred

    Experience & Education

    • A  successfully completed Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (MLIS/MLS) from an ALA accredited school is required
    • Experience working in a customer service environment, preferably in a public library setting, is highly desired
    • As conditions of employment, we will verify the employee's legal right to work in the United States and conduct a criminal check through a Department of Justice Live Scan report

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Need to be able to operate equipment, including (but not limited to) some that may require rapid adjustments such as a computer keyboards and terminals, printers, and photocopiers
    • Must be able to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing skilled movements such as rapid keyboard use
    • Need to be able to perform frequent downward or upward flexion or turning of the neck, fine finger dexterity and grasp to manipulate the keyboard, telephone, writing instruments, papers, books, manuals, and reports
    • Job entails standing, bending, stooping, climbing, reaching at and above shoulders and twisting at the waist. On an infrequent basis, the incumbent must be able to squat or kneel


    The City of Carlsbad is an equal opportunity/ADA employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization. 

    For more information, click here.

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    Executive Director, Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center, Queens Library, New York, NY

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Executive Director of the Langston Hughes Cultural Center is responsible for the overall operations, programs, services, and staff for the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center (LHCL CC). In partnership with the Vice President of Public Library Service and the Library Action Committee of Corona-East Elmhurst, Inc. Board of Directors, designs the strategy for future programs, collections, services and cultural arts events. Continually assesses the service needs of the Langston Hughes community.

    • Responsible for the overall administration, financial/budget management, and day-to-day operations, programs and services.
    • Liaises with the Library Action Committee of Corona-East Elmhurst, Inc. (LAC) Board of Directors to manage Board administration, prepare grant applications, and required reports as well as developing sound work plans and business goals that fulfill the LAC's core mission and help advance and meet the needs of the Langston Hughes community.
    • Manages and continually evaluates and enhances the program offerings of the Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Programs, afterschool Homework Assistance Program (HAP), and Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County (BHRC) that promote and build the organization's reputation within the community.
    • Provides outreach to local schools and organizations to publicize programs and collections on poet Langston Hughes, Langston Hughes Library Center, and Black History and culture.
    • Identifies current and future programmatic priorities.
    • Liaises with State, City and Borough elected officials and provide public relations to community and local organizations.
    • Has overall oversight for all LHCL CC staff.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Requires an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree and a New York State Public Librarian's Certificate.
    • A minimum of 5 years of operational leadership and management experience in a non-profit, government, library, economic development, community outreach/organizing, or urban planning environment required. 
    • Success in strategic planning, fundraising, and problem solving required.
    • Substantive administrative, operational and financial management experience with strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize projects required.
    • Should have experience with writing grants and proposals.
    • Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen relationships inside and outside the organization.
    • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Fluency in Spanish or another language desirable.

    ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY:

    Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hallmarks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.

    Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect's Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).


    TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference "Executive Director, Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center - QLWEB" in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 


    The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Special Collections Librarian, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

    The Mary Couts Burnett Library at Texas Christian University seeks an experienced and innovative Director of Special Collections to lead a department of six employees. Reporting directly to the Dean, the Director will be part of the library's administrative team, assisting with planning, budgeting and personnel management. The Director will contribute to the overall mission of the library by collaborating with colleagues in a team based environment.

    The Department's strengths include 19th century English literature, Judaica, maps, children's literature and archival collections such as the Speaker Jim Wright Collection, the Amon G. Carter Collection and TCU's Digital Collections. Manuscripts from colonial Spanish America are an area of recent growth. The Director will encourage growth, access and use of the collection; will coordinate public programs and exhibits that contribute to the cultural and academic atmosphere of the university; and will evaluate potential gift collections. The Director develops TCU's identity for its specialized research collections, aligning collections, services, programs and outreach.

    Working with University Advancement, the Director will further donor cultivation; will assist with Friends of the TCU Library programming; will create faculty partnerships benefitting the public and the campus community; and will work directly with researchers using the collections, leading instructional sessions and developing presentations to showcase Special Collections.

    The Director provides leadership for digital initiatives, particularly acquiring born digital material; identifies and implements new methods of departmental operations and services within a changing technological environment; works with the archivist to coordinate transfer of electronic and hard copy records from administrative and academic departments and from student organizations; and implements standards-based maintenance measures.

    Texas Christian University is a private, doctoral granting university with an enrollment around 10,000 students. The Mary Couts Burnett Library has a staff of 60, and a collection that includes over 2 million books and audio-visual materials. Located 45 miles west of Dallas, the Fort Worth metro area has a population nearing a million people and is home to internationally recognized museums, numerous performing arts organizations, a vibrant downtown with an active night life, and two national historic districts. Information about benefits and applications is available on the TCU Human Resources web site at: http://www.hr.tcu.edu/

    Applications received by May 31, 2018 will be given first consideration.

    Requirements: Masters in Library Science (ALA Accredited) or advanced degree in a related field; 5 years progressively responsible library experience with at least 2 years supervising employees and substantial experience in academic libraries. Successful candidates will have proficiency with archival and special collections operations including experience with digitization projects, along with relevant technology and metadata standards (such as Archives Space, DSpace, XML, EAD, and Dublin Core). The successful candidate will have experience with donor relations, successful grant funding, public programing and event planning. The successful candidate will have the ability to train and lead staff; strong communications skills; knowledge of customer service techniques and be skilled in using Microsoft Office and library discovery tools.

    Desired skills, knowledge and experience: second graduate degree, working knowledge of a European language other than English, teaching experience with primary materials, knowledge of intellectual property issues related to special collections and archives, and knowledge of disaster preparedness and recovery planning.

    To apply, click here.

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    Library Technician, Preservation, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Cheverly, MD

    Opening-Closing Dates: 05/08/2018 to 05/22/2018

    ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either:

    1. The closing date listed above or
    2. The date that 200 applications are received; whichever occurs first.

    If the announcement closes on the date that 200 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 200.


    We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.


    This position is located in the Preservation Services Department, Technical Services Division, Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL), located in Landover, MD. The employee will perform a wide variety of conservations treatments on circulating, non-rare materials in the Libraries, including serials, monographs, maps and other flat paper items.

    Responsibilities

    • Performs a variety of repairs such as tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; page mends using Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste; repairing case or adhesive bindings; spine repair; recasing; new covers; re-sewing of textblocks; textblock consolidation; board attachment. Constructs pockets to house accompanying materials and a variety of enclosures.
    • Prepares materials for the commercial bindery: searches and verifies bibliographic entries in online catalog; performs quality control inspection of materials received from the commercial bindery; and maintains tracking logs and online circulation charges of materials.
    • Performs condition surveys, accurately assessing and recording the suitability of materials for deacidification, reformatting, repair, boxing, commercial rebinding, replacement or withdrawal.

    Travel Required: Not required

    For more information, click here.

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    Preservation Service Account Manager, Nine Network of Public Media, St. Louis, MO

    Company: Nine Network of Public Media
    Location: St. Louis, MO
    Position: Full Time
    Reports to Vice President of Engineering and Operations

    Job Description

    St. Louis' public television station is currently seeking a Preservation Service Account Manager with a strong understanding of audio and video preservation/digitization services. The purpose of this role is to establish client relationships for V9 Digital, the preservation and production service provider of the Nine Network of Public Media. The Preservation Service Account Manager will work closely with the Senior Technician to help prospective clients assess their preservation needs, perform requests for proposals, and provide quotes for prospective clients. Frequent travel to build client relationships is required.

    Qualifications

    • Strong understanding of audio and video preservation/digitization services
    • Ability to assist clients in various media management needs
    • Understanding of the concept of legacy content
    • Understanding of the value proposition to clients of asset management, archival storage, and metadata creation
    • Ability to maintain strong client relationships and maintain strong, open communication
    • Knowledge of digital codecs and wrappers
    • Knowledge of the various types of tapes, film, and reel to reel within a client library
    • Competency performing RFP's
    • Understanding of the government contract process
    • Understanding of a post-production process
    • Understanding of the film production process
    • Self-starter
    • Ability to travel to meet clients
    • Bachelor's degree required
    • Preferred degree in media relations, media, or business
    • Work experience in media production and sales preferred

    The Nine Network offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

    To apply, email resume to jobs@ketc.org.

    The Nine Network is an equal opportunity employer.

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    Digital Archivist, The Winthrop Group, New York City, NY

    Digital Archivist (Short-term project), New York City

    The Winthrop Group's Information & Archival Services Division has an immediate opening for a Digital Archivist to undertake a 2-month, full-time project with one of Winthrop's clients based in New York City. Reporting to a Lead Archivist, the Digital Archivist will oversee the inventorying of digital assets and the development of metadata standards and standardization of existing metadata. The project requires substantial experience processing or inventorying digital records and is not suitable for individuals without this background. 

    Major tasks and responsibilities:

    • Assessing digital records stored on a variety of media/formats
    • Developing metadata standards and standardizing extant metadata
    • Inventorying digital assets
    • Writing series descriptions

    Required qualifications:

    • MLS/MLIS with a concentration in archives
    • Minimum of two to three years work in an archival setting
    • Demonstrated experience in surveying and processing digital assets
    • Knowledge of digital archives theory and practice, including standards, best practices and technologies for managing digitized and born-digital materials
    • Detail-oriented