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Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Data Librarianship. The selected applicant will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in their field of interest. Possible research and teaching areas might include but are not limited to: knowledge organization, data curation, academic librarianship, information retrieval, knowledge management, project management, information technology.

Minimum Qualifications              

• PhD in Library and Information Science or a related field at the time of the appointment

• Evidence of potential for teaching in the SOIS undergraduate and graduate programs

• Excellent research promise in a relevant area

 

Preferred Qualifications              

• MLIS with academic librarianship experience

• Ability to teach one or more of the core courses at the graduate level

• Experience or demonstrated ability in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including onsite and online

• Evidence of a collaborative focus in research

 

Application Instructions               

This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on November 04, 2019. Applications received after November 03, 2019 may not receive consideration.

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

Please visit https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/29594 for more information.

 

Desired Starting Date: 08/24/2020.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Midland College, Midland, TX

Job Summary 

The overall purpose of this job is to coordinate electronic resources and access for the Learning Resource Center (LRC). This position will serve as the systems administrator for the LRC and coordinate technical issues with the Information Technology department.

 

Essential Functions 

  • Manage EBSCO Discovery System (EDS), working with Technical Services Librarian to add content
  • Use a variety of productivity tools (Office 365) to organize and administer electronic resources
  • Assist in maintaining all vendor contacts and keep records of all database licensing agreements
  • Implement best practices with the library's various electronic resource platforms
  • Research and maintain program-specific electronic databases
  • Collect database usage statistics and applicable data
  • Participate in collection development activities with other staff librarians
  • Troubleshoot all desktop and laptop computers printers in library, including all lab equipment
  • Help to lead and market the library's new laptop checkout/charging station policy and program
  • Excellent communication skills with vendors, faculty, students and colleagues
  • Assist in inventorying and pricing computer- and related technology purchases
  • Work the reference desk one evening per week
  • Assist with web reference chat
  • Coordinate with the Public Services Librarian on user training sessions and instruction.
  • Engage in continual professional development activities
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Recent documented directly related experience with electronic library resources
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of office applications
  • Flexibility and problem-solving ability for both independent work and collaborative projects

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of electronic resources experience, in an academic or public library setting
  • Knowledge of OpenAthens or similar Single Sign-On authentication system
  • Knowledge of an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Knowledge of Canvas



Physical Demands 

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
  • Frequently moves books or paperwork weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Use of manual dexterity
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with students; must be able to exchange accurate information
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move from office other locations on campus or within the library to complete job duties

 

Salary

$44,200 to $49,000 per year

 

Application Instructions:

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

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Midland College Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration. Documents that must be submitted online: Completed online application, resume or curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of reference. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted with application. NOTE: Official transcripts sent directly from the institution(s) attended to Midland College Human Resources are required within 30 days of hire.

If a specified closing date is not listed on the posting, there is a required minimum posting period of five business days.



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Multiple Positions, University of Texas, Austin, TX

The School of Information of The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for seven faculty positions. The two most recently announced positions are both part of University-wide cluster hires, and will both be open-rank, tenured/tenure-track positions in the UT-Austin iSchool:

 

The focus for the first cluster hire position is the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence Technologies. We are seeking colleagues who will contribute to research and to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level in the general area of the ethical and societal implications of AI. This position is part of a university-wide cluster hire initiative associated with Good Systems, a UT Grand Challenge, and also involves faculty openings in technology ethics in the Department of Philosophy, media ethics in the School of Journalism, and design ethics in the School of Architecture. Applicants are encouraged to invite collaborators to apply to the other cluster hire positions, as the cluster can serve as an opportunity to bring together existing collaborations as well as to build new collaborations.

 

The focus for the second cluster hire position is the Global Flows of (Dis)Information. We are seeking colleagues who will contribute to research and to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level related to how misinformation and disinformation are spread, as well as possible sociotechnical solutions. The hired faculty member will be a member of the UT Austin iSchool faculty, and also will become a member of The Global Internet, Media, and (Dis)Information (GIMI) Lab, working alongside the other cluster hires (in Journalism, Slavic and Eurasian Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies) as well as the GIMI Lab Steering Committee. The cluster can serve as an opportunity to bring together existing collaborators as well as to build new collaborations.

 

Across the cluster hire positions and the general open-rank search within the UT-Austin iSchool, applicants are invited to apply to any positions that are a good fit for their research and teaching interests. The search committees are separate and the applications will be reviewed separately. 

 

Applicants for either of these two cluster hire positions are invited to contact the Chair for both of these Cluster Hire Search Committees, Professor Ken Fleischmann, with any questions.

 

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Special Collections Coordinator, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL

Position Summary

This position is one of four positions that are responsible for all service and clerical duties required in the operation of the library's circulation desk as a public service to students, faculty, and other users. In addition, this position is responsible for the maintenance of the Jacksonville University Archives and Special Collections. The special collections coordinator oversees the day-to-day activities of the archives department by providing research, digitization of collections, web presence content, and preservation of materials.

 

Essential Job Duties

  • Evaluates and maintains the current specialized collections that consist of: Corse Collection, Delius Collection, Digital Collections, Hoskins Collection, Treasure Collection and University Archives.

  • Expands the digital collections using digital imaging equipment, file uploads, administers digital content hosting platforms and develops the institutional repository.

  • Creates web content, outreach materials, and exhibits promoting the collections.

  • Attends campus committee meetings, submit reports, and undertake special projects.

  • Seeks out, writes, and submits grants to help support the library's mission.

  • Supports research requests from departments, faculty, and external researchers.

  • Assigns and creates metadata to electronic records; indexes material as needed.

  • Files and organizes all new additions to the university archives and special collection.

  • Preserves and repairs rare and valuable materials.

  • Keeps current with and applies advances in archival and digital preservation.

  • Learns the circulation module of the library's automation system in order to provide maximum quality service to library users.

  • Staffs the circulation desk; explains policies and procedures; checks out and checks in circulating and reserve materials.

  • Works with the user in solving problems relating to circulation policies and procedures; recommends changes to circulation policies and procedures when necessary.

  • Provides limited assistance to library clients on the use of the automated catalog and indexes in both electronic and paper formats; directs users in locating materials; provides assistance with equipment to users; refers questions beyond training to a professional librarian.

  • Assists in the training and supervision of student assistants in shelving of materials and shelf-reading as well as circulation student assistants; assumes responsibility for maintaining the order and appearance of the circulation collection and all areas of the library.

  • Records statistics as necessary.

  • Performs opening and closing procedures including preparing the equipment and facilities for the day when working the morning shift or weekend shift; closes the library and secures the building including shutting down equipment and the facilities for the night when working the evening or weekend shift.

  • Responsible for the library in conjunction with other library assistants in the absence of the circulation manager or a librarian, which includes notifying Campus Security in case of problems or the need to evacuate the building during an emergency.

  • Becomes familiar with the purpose and routine of other areas of public services; relieves personnel in these areas when needed.

  • Reports in writing unusual incidents or violations of regulations to the Circulation Services Manager or other professionals on duty or to the Director of the Library.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Special Skills

  • Strong computer skills, ability to learn and stay up to date with new technologies

  • Customer service skills

  • Organization skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Willingness to maintain skills through active participation in continuing education opportunities

  • Strong and concise writing skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical users

  • Experience CONTENTdm as well as scanning, digital photography and related software (Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Photoshop, VueScan) preferred but not required.

 

Work Conditions

  • Primarily indoor office environment with exposure to dust and mold.
  • Hours are scheduled based on staffing needs during library operation hours and may vary between 7:00am-midnight Sunday-Saturday. Staff are expected to regularly work evening and weekend shifts. Schedules may vary each semester.



Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Bachelor's degree or significant experience

Minimum Work Experience

  • Previous experience in a library, museum, or archive.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with material preservation and digitization, previous experience using professional grade photography equipment, previous grant writing experience.

 

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

 

To Apply

To view the full description, please visit the following link. Interested applicants, please send all materials to libraryjob@ju.edu.

 

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Multiple Positions, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an Innovative Media Facilitator who will work in the areas of 3D services, emerging and makerspace technology services, and public services. The incumbent must possess knowledge of basic 3D concepts, including practical knowledge of 3D techniques that support student and faculty research.

 

The position primarily manages the daily activities of Marston Science Library's 3D and makerspace (MSL Makery) services and exercises a level of authority, independence and initiative to make operational decisions for the services. The Facilitator supports the library's emerging technology services through the identification of tools, provision of instruction and participation in selected outreach activities. Additionally, this position provides excellent customer relations to library patrons through service on the Marston Service Desk, phone consultations, and over email. The Facilitator collaborates and communicates with units across the UF Libraries.

 

The search will remain open until October 21, 2019, 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 staff recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a Circulating Technology and Collections Supervisor who will be responsible for managing circulating technology, collections projects, and stack and space management within Marston Science Library (MSL). Marston routinely has joint special projects that involve this unit and consequently a large portion of this position's time is spent communicating with other units as well as the Access Services and Collections Manager, MSL Chair and Associate Chair, and library faculty regarding the projects; and then designing and implementing efficient workflows and policies for those projects.

The Circulating Technology and Collections Supervisor directly supervises 10-15 student assistants daily working on circulating technology, collections projects and stack management. Another important aspect of this position is public services. This position provides both reference and circulation service on the MSL Service Desk as well as online via the Libraries' reference chat service.

 

The search will remain open until October 21, 2019, 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 staff recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

 

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Global Librarians (2), Savannah College of Art and Design, Multiple Locations, GA

SCAD seeks a Global Librarian with a high level of digital fluency and experience in research, instruction, collection management, and development to support the academic and creative needs of exceptional students.

 

Responsibilities

In this position, you will be responsible for sparking and supporting creative inquiry, learning, and scholarship for students and faculty at SCAD Lacoste and SCAD Atlanta. Based in the ALA/IIDA award-winning Jen Library at SCAD Savannah, this librarian extends Jen Library's resources and support through online and face-to-face communication, enhancing and advancing user engagement with library resources in SCAD Lacoste and Atlanta.

The Global Librarian is a dynamic position that directly supports the academic and creative needs of students. You will provide support in the form of research services and innovative library instruction to groups and individuals at SCAD Lacoste and SCAD Atlanta, and form beneficial collaborative partnerships across the SCAD community in order to promote library resources and services, and facilitate scholarly and creative engagement and pursuits. The position contributes to all aspects of customized library service delivery across all SCAD locations in support of student demand and expectations for a seven-day-a-week library schedule.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has two to four years of professional, postgraduate experience in academic and/or art libraries and demonstrates strong familiarity with print and online information sources pertaining to the interrelated disciplines of art and design, as well as significant experience in developing and leading library instruction. The candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to high service standards and dedication to a student-centered approach to access services and overall library operations, and a proven ability to cultivate collaborative approaches.

Candidates should thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, have the ability to organize and manage a variety of responsibilities, and be able to travel to Lacoste and Atlanta. Prior experience working collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff in an academic library environment is preferred, as is being up-to-date and knowledgeable about emerging technologies that support reference and instructional services. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter and able to work independently and must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in a discipline taught at SCAD preferred

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree with two to four years of experience

 

To apply: head to  https://scadcareers.scad.edu/postings/24503.

 

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SCAD seeks a Global Librarian with a high level of digital fluency and experience in research, instruction, collection management, and development to support the academic and creative needs of exceptional students.

 

Responsibilities 

In this position, you will be responsible for sparking and supporting creative inquiry, learning, and scholarship for students and faculty at SCAD Hong Kong and SCAD Savannah. Based in the ALA/IIDA award-winning Jen Library at SCAD Savannah, this librarian extends Jen Library's resources and support through online and face-to-face communication, enhancing and advancing user engagement with library resources in SCAD Hong Kong and Savannah.

The Global Librarian is a dynamic position that directly supports the academic and creative needs of students. You will provide support in the form of research services and innovative library instruction to groups and individuals at SCAD Hong Kong and SCAD Savannah, and form beneficial collaborative partnerships across the SCAD community in order to promote library resources and services, and facilitate scholarly and creative engagement and pursuits. The position contributes to all aspects of customized library service delivery across all SCAD locations in support of student demand and expectations for a seven-day-a-week library schedule.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has two to four years of professional, postgraduate experience in academic and/or art libraries and demonstrates strong familiarity with print and online information sources pertaining to the interrelated disciplines of art and design, as well as significant experience in developing and leading library instruction. The candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to high service standards and dedication to a student-centered approach to access services and overall library operations, and a proven ability to cultivate collaborative approaches.

 

Candidates should thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, have the ability to organize and manage a variety of responsibilities, and be able to travel to Hong Kong. Prior experience working collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff in an academic library environment is preferred, as is being up-to-date and knowledgeable about emerging technologies that support reference and instructional services. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter and able to work independently and must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in a discipline taught at SCAD preferred
  • ALA-accredited MLS degree with two to four years of experience

 

To Apply: head to  https://scadcareers.scad.edu/postings/24503.

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Processing Archivist Librarian, Towson University, Towson, MD

The Albert S. Cook Library invites applications for a 12-month Librarian I position on the permanent status track beginning January 2020.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyze the existing arrangement and description of physical and born-digital materials and make decisions about any further arrangement and description that may be necessary, sometimes in consultation with donors.

  • Design and implement descriptive plans to identify and explain the structure, context and content of records and papers to promote their accessibility using archival software, including ArchivesSpace, Archive-It, and CONTENTdm, and other applications.

  • Appraise university records in all formats for their long term retention.

  • Establish, maintain, and keep a record of communication(s) with creators and/or potential donors of records.

  • Identify and evaluate record characteristics to determine the acquisition of university records.

  • Create and implement policies and procedures for managing born-digital materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access.

  • Analyze the current condition of physical and digital material and determine appropriate preservation priorities and actions.

  • Develop and implement preservation, migration, and reformatting plans for digital collections.

 

Qualifications: 

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. 

  • Demonstrated work or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for physical and born-digital archival and manuscript collections.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library software applications.  

  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management, and project management skills.

 

Apply at: https://www.towson.edu/provost/prospective/processing-archivist-librarian-lib-3323.html

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Assistant Head of Access Services, University at Albany, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seeks a dedicated and experienced professional to oversee day-to-day operations and provide active leadership of a multi-services department. Access Services is responsible for circulation, collection maintenance, and resource sharing for the University Library and Science Library. The Assistant Head of Access Services helps implement departmental goals and initiatives in order to provide seamless access to user-focused library services and resources.

 

Responsibilities of the Assistant Head of Access Services include: 

  • Supervise and schedule clerical staff and student employees, ensuring that both the University Library and the Science Library are adequately staffed

  • Train staff to effectively use an array of technologies and services that are essential to efficiently complete the work of the department

  • Manage and set priorities and goals for frontline services staff, consisting of nine clerical employees and 60-80 student employees

  • Communicate and work effectively with librarians and staff in public services, technical services, and collections units to improve service coordination

  • Oversee department scheduling for service desks, interlibrary loan and course reserves processing, collection maintenance projects and activities; coordinate clerical and student employee scheduling for effective and efficient service delivery, and coordinate and manage staff leave requests

  • Manage and train staff to effectively use Access Services' patron-facing and back-office technologies and services, including Primo discovery system and request functions, Alma fulfillment functions, Ares electronic course reserves (and its Blackboard LMS integration), ScannX article and book chapter request processing system, and the UAlbany Libraries' wiki

  • Work with the User Experience Librarian to ensure that department user interfaces and online tools are accessible, usable, and effective; work collaboratively with library staff, vendors, and campus e-learning and disability resources staff to ensure accessible, convenient, and seamless access to services

  • Analyze library statistics and make recommendations related to services, staffing, and other areas

  • Maintain procedural documentation for the front line services unit to ensure work is completed efficiently and accurately

  • Develop web content to explain and promote department services, including circulation, inter-library loan, course reserves, and equipment loans

  • Represent department on appropriate committees, task forces, and working groups to ensure user-focused services

  • Resolve problems and answer questions from library users and other libraries

  • Engage in library and University service and professional development

 

The successful candidate must have the ability to work Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and occasionally adjust this work schedule to accommodate operational and service needs.

 

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions: https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=116354

 

Application Deadline: October 29, 2019

 

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

 

About the University at Albany:

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

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Multiple Positions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

The Drexel University Libraries is an innovative, nimble, and responsive organization that is transforming an academic library's contribution to the mission of higher education. Its current Strategic Directions, refreshed for 2017-22, guides its efforts by strengthening Drexel's connections to scholarship by improving discovery and availability of Drexel-generated research output, by containing the cost of higher education through cost-effective management of access to authoritative scholarly resources, and by inspiring life-long quest for learning through guidance, self-directed services, and designed information-based environments. Today it leverages 56 FTE staff across four physical locations and a highly active cyberspace.

 

Located in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel University is a private, urban, R1 research university with nearly 25,000 students, over 200-degree programs, and 15 colleges and schools. Drexel is an academically comprehensive and globally engaged urban research university, dedicated to advancing knowledge and society and to providing every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential, technology-infused education, enriched by one of the nation's oldest, largest, and best-known cooperative education programs.

 

Job Title: Director, Scholarly Connections

The Director, Scholarly Connections, provides administrative leadership in implementing a core strategic direction that extends the Libraries' staff expertise in library and information science, archival and records management; and its professional knowledge networks and services to integrate academic experiences with Drexel's strengthened connections to scholarship. Through the Libraries' matrixed organizational management, the Director leads staff throughout the Libraries to extend the value of scholarly publications, sharable research data and archival collections. The Director provides direct supervision to three managers who lead evolving programs for archives and digital assets repositories, scholarly communications, and data management advisory services.

 

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the entrepreneurial administrator strategically leads collaborations among staff, vendors, faculty, administrators and researchers to design, acquire and continually improve effective systems, licenses, and responsive advisory service support to ensure access to authoritative scholarly resources. The Libraries' responsibility for information access encompasses purchased, licensed and archived collections, emerging open scholarly communication venues, and Drexel-generated research output in support of teaching, learning and research.

 

Leadership responsibilities for the Drexel University Libraries are shared broadly among the Libraries senior managers, who include three Directors and the Dean of Libraries comprising the Strategic Leadership Group, and an additional 14 program managers constituting the Managerial Leadership Group. Together the SLG works as a collaborative team to shape and continually evolve the Libraries' strategic directions and resource allocations to be a dynamic partner in the intellectual life of the University. Each Director has a holistic understanding of the library organization, its mission, strategic priorities and practices, which permit any one of them to make decisions in the absence of the Dean about the daily management of the Libraries.   Each has a portfolio of unique administrative responsibilities for which s/he brings expertise, knowledge of current trends, professional contacts and a perspective responsive to the campus community's needs. In addition to scholarly connections, the portfolios of unique administrative responsibilities include self-directed learning and information services for one director, and organizational infrastructure for the other.

 

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: (https://careers.drexel.edu/en-us/job/492697/director-scholarly-connection)

 

Job Title: Librarian, Online Resources and Acquisitions

Reporting to the Manager, Information Access, the Librarian manages the Online Resources and Acquisitions program and coordinates support of access to the Libraries' owned, licensed, and other selected resources with other programs. This program is responsible for the ordering, processing, coordination of access points for, and management of online resources for the Drexel University Libraries (DUL), including the tools and services used to manage them. The Librarian also oversees acquisitions for physical formats for the Libraries, which comprise less than two percent of the Libraries' information resources budget.

 

The position provides managerial leadership for staff assisting clients with finding and accessing online resources and troubleshooting access issues and works collaboratively with selectors and the Libraries' fiscal team. The Librarian supervises two staff and participates in Drexel University Libraries' Managerial Leadership Group (MLG). Managerial leaders operationalize the Libraries' obligations to contribute to the University's mission and strategically approach services from a Service Quality Improvement perspective. As program manager, the Librarian also identifies, tracks, and reports performance metrics that describe the outcomes and impact of the Online Resources and Acquisitions program.

 

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: (https://careers.drexel.edu/en-us/job/492752/librarian-iii-online-resource)

 

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Electronic Resources Management Librarian, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, creative and dynamic individual to serve as an Electronic Resources Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Electronic Resources Management and working as part of a team, this position will assist in the acquisition, management, and delivery of electronic resources for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. This is an exciting opportunity to grow professionally and contribute to the success of an ARL library at a major research university.

 

Summary

This position is responsible for providing support for management of the e-resource life cycle and the discovery of and access to electronic resources. Duties may include processing new orders for electronic resources, assisting with licensing, aiding in the management of electronic journal, e-book, streaming video, and database subscriptions, activating online access for electronic resources, trouble-shooting technical and subscription-related access problems, and actively working and communicating with vendors/publishers/library staff concerning electronic resources.

 

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

 

Position Duties

Reporting to the Head of Electronic Resources Management, the Electronic Resources Management Librarian assists in management of the electronic resources life cycle. Responsibilities include: licensing support; subscription renewals and maintenance; provision of access to e-resources, including troubleshooting; collecting and analyzing data and assisting with report preparation; contributing to ongoing review and documentation of workflows for efficiency and effectiveness; and staying current with emerging trends and best practices related to e-resources. Works collaboratively with staff in Acquisitions, Cataloging, Collection Development, Discovery, Technology, and Web Services, playing an integral role in supporting the management of the e-resource lifecycle. Participates on committees, task forces, and special projects as appropriate.

 

For a full list of duties, please visit the following link.

 

Degree and Area of Specialization

 MS/MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent by date of hire

 

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience

Required

  • Demonstrated understanding, through experience and/or coursework, of electronic resource life cycle activities and the electronic resource environment
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting objectives, and effectively manage multiple projects and assignments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including evidence of ability to work collaboratively within and across organizations

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, including experience in developing, analyzing, and documenting workflows and procedures
  • Familiarity with and/or experience with one or more of the following: electronic resources management systems, license review and negotiation, troubleshooting electronic resource access problems, link resolver software, proxy configurations
  • Awareness of the relationship between electronic resources management and other library services, such as cataloging/metadata, library discovery systems, and/or acquisition of library resources
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data gathering, including usage statistics, and analysis techniques to support assessment activities and statistical analysis

 

Salary

Minimum: $51,000 Annual (12 months)

Depending on Qualifications

 

Instructions to Applicants

Details can be found below; for complete information and to apply for this position, please click on the following link: 100670-AS

 All applications must be submitted through the Jobs and UW Applicant system. Click on the "Apply Now" button in the job posting to submit your materials. A cover letter and resume are required.

Questions may be directed to Anne at anne.murphylom@wisc.edu

The deadline for this position is Wednesday, October 23. A cover letter and resume are required. Applications must be submitted through the Jobs at UW applicant system.

 

Contact

Anne Murphy-Lom

anne.murphylom@wisc.edu

608-262-2768

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. )

 

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Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies (UA-SLIS) seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position, to begin August 16, 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking candidates in the area of digital preservation and curation, with preference given to candidates possessing expertise in the preservation and curation of audio and video materials, including the digital transformation of analog formats.

Applicants will find multiple teaching, research, and service opportunities within UA-SLIS, our College of Communication and Information Sciences, and The University of Alabama. These opportunities include education at doctoral, masters, and undergraduate levels, and extensive community-based outreach initiatives.

 

Job Duties

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape the character and direction of the School as it continues to integrate the traditions of librarianship, archival studies, and information studies, informed by contemporary and emerging technologies and practices. This faculty member will be expected to maintain an active role in advising master's and doctoral students, and to contribute to professional organizations at the state, national, and international levels.

 

The School has nationally ranked on-campus and online degree programs, with a normal teaching load of two graduate courses per semester with an option to teach during the summer. All faculty members are expected to work with diverse constituencies, contribute to our social justice-driven curriculum, and maintain a rigorous research agenda. Participation in interdisciplinary scholarship and community engagement initiatives are strongly encouraged.

 

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills

Qualifications:

  • Possess expertise in the field of digital preservation and curation, with preferred expertise in the area of audio and video materials;
  • Doctorate earned or nearing completion in library & information studies, archival studies, information science, or a cognate area (must be completed prior to start date);
  • Documented evidence of ability to establish and maintain a sustained and rigorous research agenda;
  • Demonstrated teaching ability, including ability to teach in our social justice-driven curriculum;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional service.

 

Supplemental Information

Applicants should use the "Create an Account" option to apply for the job rather than the "Apply with Chronicle Vitae" or Apply with Linkedin" options. Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit official university transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework. An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, The University of Alabama is strongly committed to diversity and values candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

How to Apply

Application Process: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019. The final deadline to apply is November 30, 2019. Applications can only be accepted and processed through the University of Alabama online hiring system. APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/ by November 30, 2019 and submit the following required materials:

  • Letter of application that addresses the applicant's current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers) for at least three references. (Use "Other Document" to upload)

 

Questions may be directed to Dr. Robert Riter, Search Committee Chair (rbriter@ua.edu).

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Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

The Department of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications and nominations for an assistant professor position, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital curation & community archives, management & leadership, and public libraries. This nine-month, tenure track position becomes effective August 1, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Summer teaching is normally available as an option.

 

More information on the campus and information on how to apply available at: https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/postings/15365

 

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching in multiple modes, research, and service in one or more of the following areas: digital curation & community archives, management & leadership, and public libraries.
  • In addition to teaching and research, responsibilities include advising students and candidates for completion of the MLIS degree, community engagement, and service to the Department, School, and University.

 

Qualifications:

Doctorate in library and information science, education, or a closely related field, demonstrated potential for research and publication, demonstrated teaching excellence, and appropriate experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

A Master's from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. The department is interested in attracting candidates who add to the diversity of the department in terms of race, gender, culture, perspective, and academic specialty. We are also interested in attracting candidates with professional experience and/or a research and teaching agenda in one or more of the following areas: digital curation & community archives, management & leadership, and public libraries. Compelling candidates with other research and teaching interests will be considered.

 

The department is interested in growing strategically by attracting a faculty member interested in working in a very collegial environment. The Department has an MLIS enrollment of approximately 360 students in the Greensboro campus and online programs. The MLIS is accredited by ALA and the School Library Program is nationally reviewed and recognized by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). In addition, the Department launched a Bachelor's of Science in Information Science (B.S.I.S.) in Fall 2019, and will launch a Masters of Instructional Technology in Fall 2020. The successful candidate's primary responsibilities will be in the MLIS program, but there will be opportunities for cross-program collaboration.

 

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Open-Rank Faculty Members, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The Department of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information seeks faculty for tenure-track or tenured positions who complement the strengths of our existing faculty and support our needs for research, teaching, and administration. 

 

Our interests include:

  • Data Science - the handling and analysis of data and metadata, including data curation, machine learning, information retrieval, the technical skills involved in data analysis, computational social science, and the use of data in organizations and its impact on society.

  • Human-Computer Interaction - the study of interaction between humans and computers broadly defined, with a particular focus on interface design/UX, information visualization, healthcare, and social computing.

  • Digital Information - the new landscape of online and streaming information including governance, language, privacy, ethics, and cybersecurity, and how this landscape affects both creators and users.

  • Youth and Libraries - literacies, access, and effective use of information, technology, and media.

 

We especially invite candidates who will take leadership roles in our highly ranked Master of Information (MI), our rapidly growing Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) undergraduate major, and our interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. We are a charter member of the iSchool caucus and are in an exciting period of transformation and growth. The ideal candidate's scholarship would focus on one or more area above, bringing together research in areas of social computing, information studies, librarianship, health informatics, data science, computational social science, human-computer interaction, and related fields.

 

About Rutgers:

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. More than 70,000 students and 23,400 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.  Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information houses a dynamic and engaged community of scholars whose fields of communication, information science, library studies, journalism, and media studies intersect to address contemporary challenges. For more about the school and active faculty searches, see comminfo.rutgers.edu

 

Qualifications:  Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field is expected as of June 2020. Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publications and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching. We strongly encourage senior-level applicants, who should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service, including if possible a record of external funding.

 

Requirements:  Responsibilities of tenure-track/tenured faculty members include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments, an active program of research in the candidate's area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with the university policy for tenure‐track and tenured appointments.      

 

To Submit an Application Applications should address the points above and clearly articulate the candidate's fit to specific departmental and school‐wide research foci. 

Please include a letter of application, a CV, up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three referees (no letters at this time). You may also optionally submit a research statement and teaching philosophy statement. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019. Applications submitted after that date may not be given full consideration. Apply at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/96291. For queries regarding the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair Michael Lesk (lesk@rutgers.edu).

 

Rutgers University is an AA/EEO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement .

 

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Digital Data Specialist, Midwest Tape, Holland, OH

About Midwest Tape:

Midwest Tape is a library-dedicated full-service media distributor providing physical and digital media to thousands of libraries across North America. We are strong believers in continually innovating to better serve our customers and deliver the best experience possible for the staff and patrons of public libraries.

Our International Headquarters is located in Holland, Ohio at the facility that we built in 2016, to house our distribution center and support teams for Midwest Tape, hoopla digital, the fastest growing app serving libraries and Dreamscape Publishing, the Library-First publisher of Audiobooks and Video. As we build our team to support the ongoing growth of our business, we are looking for enthusiastic team players dedicated to delivering best-in-class service for our library customers and their patrons.

 

Position Summary:

  • Gather data for review and entry.
  • Search for and match electronic data for the products we sell.
  • Maintain scheduled transmissions of data to various users.
  • Make routine changes to data in systems to maintain accurate materials.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this position successfully, an individual must fulfill the knowledge, skill, and/or ability requirements listed below.

1. Input information into the database with accuracy and completeness while following company policies and procedures.

2. Compile, sort and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered. This includes extensive excel manipulation.

3. Data feed maintenance - New feeds, existing feed, monitor, etc.

4. Locate and correct data errors, or report them to supervisors.

5. Monitor changes in data

6. Understand priorities of work to be done

7. Search for data in web based programs

8. Maintain log of activities and work.

9. Outline documentation for tasks performed by Data Entry Personnel.

 

Skills:

  • Must be detail oriented, accurate and have excellent organization and excellent follow-up skills.

  • Knowledge of proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

  • Must be able to work independently while being an active member of a team.

  • Basic Computer skills, including Microsoft Office - excel is required.

  • Have the ability to read and interpret documents such as policy and operating manuals

  • Ability to type 30 wpm.

  • Must be an active listener - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and asking questions as appropriate.

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.

 

Preferred Education Requirements:

Note: Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent is required for all new hires in all positions

  • Coursework in typing

  • College education in related field

 

Preferred Experience:

  • 3 years' previous data entry

  • SAP experience - Materials Management

  • Understanding of Libraries preferred.

 

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to walk or stand frequently for short periods of time.

  • Ability to regularly sit for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to occasionally bend, twist, stoop, and crouch.

  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds.

  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks

  • Must be able to view computer screen for long periods of time daily.


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Director of Libraries, City of Arlington, Arlington, TX

Director of Libraries - City of Arlington, Texas (389,000).  A rapidly growing and vibrant community located in the greater Dallas - Fort Worth area, Arlington has experienced considerable residential, commercial and employment growth in the last 25 years. The City is nationally recognized as one of the "Best Places to Raise a Family" in the U.S., and Arlington's entertainment district is the envy of Texas as it hosts world-class sports teams and premiere amusement parks. 

 

The next Director of Libraries will lead a dynamic system that enjoys vast community support. Arlington libraries span seven facilities including the flagship 80,000-square-foot George W. Hawkes Downtown Library that opened in 2018. In 2019 a branch renovation project was completed, and the new east Arlington joint-use Parks & Recreation Center and Library facility is expected to open in late 2020. 

 

Reporting directly to the Deputy City Manager, the Director of Libraries collaborates with a host of stakeholder groups to advance the library's mission "to open doors to ideas, information and imagination" to Arlington's diverse community. The library annually serves more than 1.5 million visitors. 

 

The Director is responsible for providing executive leadership in the strategic delivery of the City's robust network of library services and programming that taps into the needs of the City's residents, families and youth.  The Director oversees a department of 68 full-time and 64 part-time personnel in four divisions, and an $8.9 million budget. The Director serves as a direct point of contact to a Library Advisory Board appointed by the City Council, as well as the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library.  

 

The position requires: 

  • Extensive knowledge of contemporary library services, programming and outreach serving a diverse group of customers and knowledge needs. 

  • Excellent communication skills and significant career success in building collaborative, effective relationships. 

  • Experience in strategic planning and complex problem solving with the ability and comfort to work effectively across a wide spectrum of stakeholder groups. 

Minimum requirements include:

  • A Master's degree in library science or related field.  

  • Five - seven years of progressively responsible experience in library administration, or related public administration management with demonstrable aptitude.

  • Three years of supervisory experience.  

 

Starting salary (midpoint): $130,000 - 140,000 +/- plus exceptional benefits. Candidates should apply by October 23, 2019 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel:  847-380-3240. The City of Arlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

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Faculty Director of BSc in Information Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Best Consideration Date: 10/4/2019 

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD's iSchool), invites applications for a full-time professional-track faculty director position for the BSc in Information Science program offered at the Universities at Shady Grove campus. The successful candidate will lead a team of higher education professionals and Information Studies faculty to implement the degree program, while also growing and establishing new directions for it. The position is a 12-month leadership appointment with some teaching duties.

  

Duties:

  • Leadership of the BS in Information Science undergraduate program at the Universities at Shady Grove campus

  • Leadership role is focused on:

    • Strategic development of the program and its curriculum, to include expansion of program content and student body

    • Development of partnerships with other departments at the Universities at Shady Grove and with other institutions

    • Representation of program at formal and informal events

    • Development and execution of program policies

  • Service on the iSchool Undergraduate Programs Committee

  • Teaching requirement of two 3-credit courses each fall and spring semester (12 credits per year)

  • Teaching assignments will focus on the Shady Grove program but may occasionally require teaching online or at the College Park campus; assignments to be determined based on consensus arrangements with the Dean or their designee

  • Oversight of Shady Grove program office, currently made up of an Assistant Director, an Advisor, and a Coordinator

  • Collaboration with BS in Information Science program at College Park, as well as graduate programs within the iSchool

 

Qualifications:

Successful candidates will have a passion for academic program development and administration, and teaching. Examples of topics of interest for this position include data science, cybersecurity, and/or digital curation; candidates with interests in other related topics are also encouraged to apply.  A masters or doctoral degree in information studies, computer science, informatics, or a related field is required at the time of appointment.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a discipline related to information studies

  • At least three years of post-secondary teaching experience

  • One or more years of supervisory experience

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in a discipline related to information studies

  • One or more years in higher education administration positions

  • Evidence of successful work with diverse student populations

  • Experience developing collaborative relationships with colleagues in universities, community colleges, high schools, and community organizations

  • Expertise in data science, cybersecurity, and/or digital curation

 

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C.  This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and a myriad of research entities is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world.  The University's College of Information Studies is one of the largest and fastest growing Information Schools in the world, with a highly dynamic undergraduate program, recognized excellence in three Masters programs (in Information Management, Information Human-Computer Interaction, and Library and Information Science), and a large and diverse doctoral program. Faculty in the College conduct research on a broad range of important questions at the intersection of people, information and technology, including, for example, policy and ethics, information retrieval and information seeking behavior, social network analysis, cybersecurity, design science, and archives and records management.  

 

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

 

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • List of References

 

Interested individuals should apply through the UMD-EJobs system: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/73350. The best consideration date is Friday, October 4, and the position is open until filled.

 

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Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The University of North Texas Department of Information Science invites applications for a faculty position in Health Informatics/Data Science at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Spring 2020.

The position is for applicants with expertise in the following areas but not limited to health sciences librarianship, management of health data and information, digital healthcare systems and applications, machine learning, data visualization, data analytics, data fusion, and cybersecurity and privacy.

 

Responsibilities: Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching, program building, scholarly research resulting in high quality publications and presentations, and service to the department, college, university, and profession.

Instructional responsibilities include teaching courses in health librarianship/ informatics and data science and expanding the curriculum of the health informatics nationally ranked program through collaborative initiatives in both health information and data science. The successful candidate is expected to be engaged with doctoral students and serve on dissertation committees. The candidate will be encouraged collaborate and engage in joint research between different academic units.

 

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include: (a) an earned doctorate in information science with a concentration in health informatics, data science, computer science, or a closely related field (ABDs defending their dissertation before the start date of their position will be considered); (b) evidence of research, scholarship, publications, and/or external funding; and (c) evidence of teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications include: (a) evidence of effective teaching via distance or distributed learning methods; (b) work experience in a health information agency; and (c) evidence of collaboration with other colleagues.

 

Salary and Benefits: This is a 9-month position with optional summer teaching. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A choice of retirement and health insurance plans are available.

 

About UNT and the Department of Information Science: UNT is an educational community that prepares students for careers in a rapidly changing world. It has close to 40,000 students and offers 105 bachelors, 88 master's and 37 doctoral programs. It is a Tier One university educating students for tomorrow with faculty committed to teaching, research and service.

The University of North Texas Department of Information Science has a master of science in information science with a program in health sciences librarianship and health informatics (https://informationscience.unt.edu/ms-health-informatics) which is ranked 7th in the nation by US News and World Report and a bachelor of science (https://informationscience.unt.edu/bsds) and master of science in data science (https://informationscience.unt.edu/ms-data-science). The master's of information science is accredited by the American Library Association.  The Department of Information Science is one of the academic units of the College of Information, and a member of the iSchool Caucus.

 

Application: Review of the applicants will start on October 21, 2019 and it will continue until the position is filled.

To apply for the position, go to: facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53675. The application should include a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, names and contact information of three professional references, and unofficial transcripts.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Ana D. Cleveland, Chair of the Search Committee at Ana.Cleveland@unt.edu.

 

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.



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Archivist, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, QC

 

Job title:

Archivist, Digital Archives

Division:

Collection

Supervisor:

Associate Director, Collection

Status:

Contractual (3 years), full time (35hrs/week)

Posting period:

19 September to 14 October 2019

Job entry:

November 2019

 

Job Summary

The responsibilities of this job include the supervision, coordination and monitoring of the archival collection and projects, and specifically the born-digital archives. The incumbent oversees and develops local practices for managing born-digital material held and acquired by the CCA and assists in the strategic direction of acquisition, preservation, and access to born-digital and paper-based archives and contributes to the curatorial projects related to born digital archives. The incumbent serves as the local manager of Archivematica, and coordinate support and development of the CCA's digital repository with the IT department and Artefactual Systems.

This includes ongoing maintenance and development of the CCA's homegrown born-digital archives access interface, SCOPE. The incumbent plays a key role in the documentation of archives through the development of standards and procedures, classification and description - and the migration to a new AMS archives management system. The incumbent works closely with the Digital and Publications divisions in developing a digital culture at the CCA.

 

Key Responsibilities

Management of born-digital archives

  • Develops and documents practices for the arrangement, description, preservation, and management of born-digital archives in accordance with international standards and best practices
  • Plans, prioritizes and reviews the processing of born-digital archives
  • Supervises the born-digital projects, including review and approval processing plans and editing archival descriptions
  • Collaborates with Reference, the Digital division, and external developers for on-site access to the digital archives
  • Collaborates with the Program, Research and Publications divisions in deciphering research material related to born digital archives and evaluating the relevancy for public concern
  • Manages daily use of Artefactual Systems and collaborates with the Information Systems division on the strategic development of CCA's Archivematica digital preservation system
  • Manages daily use of Artefactual Systems and collaborates with the Digital division on the strategic development of CCA's born-digital archives access interface (SCOPE)
  • Manages scripts and software utilities used in appraisal, arrangement, description, and SIP creation on dedicated BitCurator processing workstations
  • Supervises implementation of digital forensics tools and techniques for disk imaging of digital storage media

 

Acquisition of Born-Digital Archives

  • Develops CCA's capacity to responsibly acquire electronic records and papers
  • Investigates potential acquisitions and evaluates proposed acquisitions
  • Coordinates transfers of digital files from donors, and acting as a liaison between records creators at CCA's curatorial, archival, preservation and technical staff
  • Works directly with records creators to advise on record-keeping practices that will facilitate the eventual transfer of their archives at CCA
  • Advisory and administrative responsibilities
  • Advises CCA staff of the functional requirements for acquiring, accessioning, preserving, arranging, describing, and providing access to (born-digital) archives and train archivists, curators, cataloguers, and interns as necessary
  • Prepares, with the archives team, the migration of archival metadata that could be largely related to metadata clean-up of legacy digital archives
  • Serves as the Collection Division's internal and external representative and authority on issues related to (born-digital) archives

 

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Master's degree in library science, archival science, or other relevant field
  • Experience: 3-5 years working in an archival repository, including experience working with born-digital archival material
  • Ability to work effectively in French and English, or willingness to learn
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of ISAD(G), RAD, DACS, and other archival descriptive standards
  • Demonstrated familiarity with data structure standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials (EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, PREMIS)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation standards such as OAIS and Trustworthy Digital Repositories
  • Knowledge of a wide range of computer storage media, file systems, software, and file formats
  • Experience applying tools such as Archivematica and BitCurator to process born-digital archives

 

Other Qualifications

  • Knowledge in working in Linux and with command-line interfaces or willingness to learn
  • Demonstrated experience in reading, using and manipulating born-digital architectural records in common formats and programs (AutoCAD/Revit, VectorWorks, Microstation, Rhino, Maya, etc.)
  • Familiarity with programming/scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, and bash or willingness to learn

 

Application Instructions

Please submit your application by October 14th, 2019 by email: rh@cca.qc.ca to the attention of Human Resources, Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1920 Baile Street, Montreal (Quebec) H3H 2S6. Only successful applicants will be contacted. Please do not call.

The CCA is an equal opportunity employer.

For all CCA existing job opportunities, visit our website.

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Audiovisual Preservation Project Manager, George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data, Fort Washington, PA

  • Full-Time, Permanent, Immediate opening
  • Salary commensurate with experience - applications welcome from any professional level
  • Post will remain open until filled; will close as soon as filled

 

Our project managers are the way most institutions interact with our services. The ideal candidate has excellent people skills, enjoys working with librarians and archivists with a wide range of prior experience in A/V and data migration, finds fulfillment in meeting the varied needs of large and small projects, taking tasks to completion, working in a resource-rich environment with highly skilled staff, and adapting to fresh challenges every day - mixing multi-year projects with the rapid turnaround of patron requests and year-end money.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage audiovisual digitization projects over its entire life cycle
  • Coordinate with client on delivery, questions, and changes as they arise
  • Set up deliverables based on contract specifications in FileMaker Pro database
  • Review, map and ingest client-provided metadata
  • Monitor and resolve any shipment or metadata discrepancies and/or project specifications
  • Facilitate progress of project through production, Quality Control, and approval to ensure completion at every step of the way
  • Track progress against project budget or PO and create corresponding invoices
  • Participate in monthly staff meetings
  • Reports to the company President and the Audiovisual Preservation Manager

 

Education and Skills

  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills required
  • Prior experience with A/V materials desired
  • Master's degree in library or information science, or comparable work experience, desired
  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions required
  • Time-management and stress-management skills required
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to coordinate with staff from all departments required
  • Ability to rapidly change between tasks and environments required
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Background in metadata and archival processing and/or cataloging preferred
  • Experience with FileMaker Pro preferred
  • Mac users preferred

 

Benefits

  • Eligible for company's benefits package, including company-sponsored medical insurance
  • Voluntary SIMPLE-IRA contributions with matching, and PTO, as well as company holidays

 

Application Instructions

 Please send cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information via an e-mail attachment to James Anderson, Production Supervisor, at james.anderson@georgeblood.com with the subject line:

Audiovisual Preservation Project Manager - Your Full Name.

 

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Reference and Digital Services Librarian, Congressional Research Service (CRS), Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is currently offering an opportunity as a Reference and Digital Services Librarian as part of its 2019 Graduate Recruit Program­. 

 

CRS works exclusively for the United State Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation.  As shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process--from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.   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. 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.

 

The program is open to students currently enrolled in an advanced degree program.  Initial appointments of up to 120 days. Selectees who perform successfully may be considered for permanent placement with CRS when they complete their graduate degree requirements.

 

Application instructions and selection and evaluation criteria can be found in the vacancy announcement, https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545344400Applications must be received by October 9, 2019.

 

The Graduate Recruit Program seeks to attract a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates.  Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please contact Eliamelisa Gonzalez at CRSGraduateRecruit@crs.loc.gov or (202) 707-6399 if you have any questions.

 

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Reproducibility Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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

 

Position Summary

The Reproducibility Librarian is a year-round tenure-track library faculty position. The person who fills this position leads in designing and implementing a multifaceted program to enhance campus-wide efforts to promote and improve research reproducibility from design to dissemination.  The Reproducibility Librarian participates as an active member of library- and campus-wide teams to develop programming for and support information retrieval/storage, data science, and research.

 

The incumbent will provide interdisciplinary information consultation services in a variety of modes, design workshops to promote research reproducibility, perform course-integrated instruction, and participate in the Health Science Center Library's teaching program. The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as new service development and evaluation, and development of web-based resources. The librarian works collaboratively in group efforts and maintains professional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues.

 

The Smathers Libraries encourage faculty and staff participation in reaching management decisions. Consequently, the Reproducibility Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students, staff and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives.

 

The Smathers Libraries recently committed to a new strategic direction of engaging with diverse populations within the University and local community while ensuring that the Libraries are a safe, supportive and welcoming learning environment for all users. The Reproducibility Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

Application Instructions

The search will remain open until October 24, 2019, review of applications will begin on October 3, 2019. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

 

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Digital Youth Scholar, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) seeks an innovative scholar in the area of digital youth for an open rank, tenured/tenure track faculty position. SLIS is expanding its strengths in digital youth scholarship through innovative teaching, research, and service.

 

Digital youth scholarship is an interdisciplinary area that investigates how contemporary children and young adults--who were born into and have grown up in this technology-rich society--learn, think, play, socialize, and engage in communities and the civic society.

 

Digital youth scholars possess knowledge and skills related to: child and youth developmental characteristics; digital media and technologies; learning and community engagement through libraries, archives, and museums; and understanding the critical role of data and information in youth lives and society in the digital age. This knowledge and these skills make them uniquely qualified to critically examine the complex nature of digital youth and their engagement with technology in all aspects of their lives.

 

Responsibilities:    

The successful applicant for this position will join the OU SLIS faculty in the education of undergraduate, master's and doctoral students in various capacities including teaching courses, supervising independent courses, advising, and serving on students' committees. The teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester. A successful candidate for this position will be able to teach required master's courses and develop new courses on digital literacy and ethics for youth. The new hire will also advise master's and Ph.D. students in the areas of digital youth, youth services, and public and school librarianship.

 

The faculty member will conduct scholarly research resulting in publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, edited books, books, and conference papers. Seeking opportunities for internal and external funding is also expected. Additionally, the candidate will be committed to engagement in service to the profession and in the shared governance within the university.

 

The position is based on the Norman campus and will begin August 16, 2020. The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further benefits information please access the Human Resources website at http://hr.ou.edu/.

 

Qualifications:

Research

Successful candidates will (depending on rank):

  • Have a record of research and scholarship with current publications and a passion for developing innovative and cross-cutting research, publishing, participating in scholarly conferences, and pursuing external grant funding

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external faculty on cross-disciplinary digital youth related projects

  • Show impact through external and internal grant funding, scholarly recognition through expected channels such as citations by other researchers as measured by bibliometrics/altmetrics, invited lectures and presentations, and through awards (best conference paper, association awards, etc.)

 

Teaching and Service

Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Teach required and elective children's and youth services courses for the SLIS undergraduate and graduate programs

  • Develop new digital youth courses to expand and strengthen the graduate programs

  • Help guide the continual improvement of current degree programs

  • Advise master's and Ph.D. students

  • Serve on department, college, and university committees

  • Be actively involved in local, national, and international scholarly/professional library and information science organizations

  • Have interest and experience in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats including on-campus, interactive video, online, and blended.

 

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills:

Required Qualifications

  • A completed doctorate in library and information science or related discipline.

  • An active and productive research program focused on digital youth related issues, commensurate to rank of candidate.

  • Knowledge of digital youth issues and research areas

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills essential to conducting research and teaching related to digital youth, including for example, child and youth developmental, digital media and technologies, digital literacy, and understanding the critical role of data and information in youth lives.

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching that engages students in digital youth and youth services in libraries and related topics, in both online and face to face environments, and using course management platforms.

  • Experience with collaborative, cross-disciplinary research and a record of extramural funding.

  • Leadership in research, instruction, and/or service.

 

Salary:

The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further information please access the Human Resources website at http://hr.ou.edu/.

 

Application Instructions:

Applications should be submitted to https://apply.interfolio.com/67719 and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae; list of names and contact information for three professional references; statement of research including how the candidate would contribute to the digital youth research agenda of SLIS; and teaching statement including the candidate's experience teaching digital youth courses and their ideas for developing digital youth courses in the SLIS program. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. June Abbas at jmabbas@ou.edu.

 

About the University of Oklahoma:

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-RU/VH public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. We embrace and encourage creativity and innovation in Oklahoma and beyond. We serve educational, cultural, economic and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and Tulsa Schusterman Center.  We have outstanding faculty with scholarly endeavors to improve the quality of life and health for Oklahomans, create startup companies and high-technology jobs, provide unique educational and clinical training experiences for students, and help us better understand and enjoy the world in which we live.

 

OU enrolls over 30,000 students and have more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. OU has enrolled more National Merit Scholars last year than any other institution, public or private. OU also has a Research Campus that was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.

 

In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars and now boasts a 92% student retention rate. The University is home to the History of Science Collection, the Western History Collection, and renowned natural history and art museums. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. I research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.

 

About Norman, OK

The University of Oklahoma's beautiful, bustling campus is nestled in the heart of Norman, the state's third largest city, located just south of Oklahoma City. Norman combines the charm of a college town, the sophistication of a cosmopolitan city and the history and culture of the American West. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the "Best Places to Live" rankings. With a cost of living close to 15 percent less than the national average, Norman is a very affordable city. In fall 2014, Time ranked Norman the "least expensive city to raise children." For more information visit: http://soonerway.ou.edu and http://www.ou.edu/flipbook

 

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

 

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Discovery Librarian, Lander University, Greenwood, SC

Institution: Lander University 

Location: Greenwood, SC 

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

Category: Librarian (Rank -- Assistant Librarian) 

 

Job Purpose: Coordinates research and discovery services in a small, student-centered, team environment.  

 

Job Duties:

  • Coordinates library reference/research services using existing and emerging technologies. 
  • Works to ensure that the library's subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by users.
  • Teaches information literacy skills through a credit bearing 1 hour course, workshops, reference appointments, online tutorials, and web guides. 
  • Serves as a liaison to academic and campus departments according to library needs.
  • Participates in collection development projects.
  • Provides academic advisement to students by planning schedules, recommending courses, and referring them to other faculty and University offices based on their academic needs. 
  • Serves the larger university community through faculty and university committees.  

 

Qualifications: 

  • MLS degree from an American Libraries Association accredited institution of higher education. 
  • Ability to provide research and instruction services to undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated experience or ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff. 
  • Ability to translate the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into practice. 

 

Application Instructions:

Applications must be submitted to Lisa Wiecki, Director of Library Services: lwiecki@lander.edu.

Applications should include a cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references and college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial application). Receipt of individual applications not acknowledged.  

 

Lander University is a tobacco-free campus.  All final candidates are subject to successfully completing background requirements.  Lander University is committed to equal opportunity employment and being an employer of choice.

Lander believes that corresponding differences within the faculty and staff, whether based on ethnicity, race, gender, religion, age, or other experiences, are tremendous assets to the role of Lander as an educational institution and within the community, region, and state.

Moreover, Lander is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. As a result, it is the policy and commitment of Lander that it will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or other protected characteristics.   AA / EOE / ADA / Title IX   

 

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Lecturers/Professors of Informatics, University at Albany, Albany, NY

CEHC is seeking multiple open rank tenure-track and/or full time lecturer/professor of practice faculty positions in the growing field of Informatics. Candidates' focus within Informatics is open, but may include: IUX, HCI, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Software Engineering, Social Informatics, Information Governance, Statistics, and Web Science. Candidates should be able to take an integrative approach in working with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds within and outside the college. Candidates should be committed to pursuing challenging, real-world applications of technology in various contexts, such as business, health, energy, cybersecurity, and government. CEHC has a goal of creating a dedicated team of educators and researchers capable of enabling our students to successfully explore and interpret the rich array of disciplines and perspectives contained within Informatics. The rank is open.

 

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Informatics, Information Science, Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization (by the start of the appointment)
  • Applicants for a Lecturer/Professor of practice position should hold an advanced degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization, but may merit consideration with a Bachelor's degree (same accreditation standards) only.
  • Applicants at the Associate and full professor level should have a well-established program of research and external funding: junior tenure track applicants should have a range of publications in submission, revision, and/or print that suggest a trajectory toward a tenurable research record
  • The College is open to researchers employing a wide range of methods. We are particularly interested in researchers that creatively utilize mixed qualitative/quantitative approaches and can contribute to CEHC Informatics and Information Science BS, MS, and Ph.D. programs at all levels
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty, and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds
  • Ability to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and to contribute to the core curriculum in the major and minor
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population

 

Preferred Qualifications:

While not necessary for candidates, the following skills and experience will be viewed positively by the Search Committee.

  • Familiarity with the principles and operations of Informatics methods, tools, and processes such as those used for data-mining, social network analysis, data visualization, programming, HCI, information architecture, web analytics, information security and assurance, vulnerability analysis, cyber threats and intelligence, machine learning, statistics, modeling and simulation, and other emerging technologies
  • The ability to teach and develop classes in the subfields of informatics listed above and other related social science classes
  • Prior experience in more than one of the subfields of Informatics listed above
  • Interest/prior research in the intersection of informatics and emergency response
  • A demonstrated experience in obtaining external funding
  • Experience in developing or managing an academic program or collaboration effort

 

About University at Albany

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

 

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks. The University at Albany is a nationally recognized leader in security and preparedness training, research and education. It has longstanding partnerships with key security agencies across the State and the nation. The University has received tens of millions of dollars in federal, state and private sector support to its schools, colleges and research centers based on this expertise. Partnerships with government agencies, private industry and not-for-profit organizations provide an opportunity to contribute to highly applied research and access to a wealth of resources held by these organizations and agencies. UAlbany educates almost 18,000 students, of which 45% of graduate students and 57% of undergraduate students are from historically underrepresented minorities. Thirty percent of our students are first generation.

 

About the College of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (CEHC)

The mission of CEHC at the University at Albany is to make a difference  by providing high quality academic programs, blending an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial spirit, fostering enthusiasm for learning and teaching, promoting operational application of knowledge, and leading cutting-edge research initiatives that bring together people, technology, and knowledge to address the challenges of the 21st century.

 

As the first college of its kind in the nation, CEHC has seen its academic programs grow rapidly. It is projected to grow further over the next five years as it expands undergraduate and graduate academic programs in emergency preparedness, homeland security, cybersecurity, informatics, and information science. The University at Albany and the State of New York are committed to providing significant support to the establishment and planned growth of the unit. CEHC values diversity and inclusion of our students, of our faculty and field, and believes this is essential to achieving excellence.

 

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Professor - Open Rank

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml

 

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

 

THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY IS AN EO/AA/IRCA/ADA EMPLOYER

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=115522

 

Application Instructions

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Applicants must indicate the rank position(s) they would like to be considered for in their cover letters: Full-time Lecturer/Professor of practice, Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Associate Professor (tenured) and Full professor (tenured)
  • If applying for tenure-track position: Writing sample or publication
  • Brief (2 pages or less) research statement describing research interests and how the candidate's research agenda fits in with the interdisciplinary nature of CEHC, and one or more of the substantive foci described above OR for lecturer candidates, a statement of teaching philosophy, including a statement of experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as syllabi and student evaluations)
  • Graduate transcript (for ABD and Assistant Professor applicants)
  • List of three references (provide names and contact information)

 

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Assistant Professors (2), Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

Texas Woman's University School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. With significant enrollment growth in recent years, the school has received support from the university for additional faculty lines to enhance and enrich the quality of our graduate programs and student learning experiences. The positions are expected to begin as early as Spring 2020.

 

SLIS offers six degree and certificate programs in Library and Information Science (LIS), including the School Librarian Certification with the state of Texas.  We offer (a) MLS and MA degree programs in Library Science; (b) a dual MLS/MS degree program in collaboration with Department Health Studies; (c) a certificate program in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship, and (d) a certificate program in School Librarianship in full compliance with Texas Education Agency standards for school librarians.

 

We are searching for new faculty members who, while likely specializing in some aspects of LIS, are committed to the concept of LIS discipline as a whole and are willing, able, and qualified to teach in more than one area of specialty in LIS.  The school is interested in growing strategically by adding faculty members who are true collaborators. These new faculty members will support our student learning and will embrace technology and an evidence-based, data-driven approach to instruction, program evaluation, and decision making.

 

Qualified applicants will have the following:

  • A Ph.D. in LIS, or a closely related field (ABD will be considered).
  • For the position in school librarianship area: A current school librarian certification, and at least three years of professional experience in a school library setting.
  • An emerging line of research that relates to the applicant's teaching and service.
  • Evidence of collaborative teaching and service experiences.
  • Appreciation for a spirited, dynamic department where faculty voices matter and where working together to meet all of the responsibilities inherent in student success is both critical and expected.
  • A commitment to excellence in graduate education and support for student research.
  • Willingness to mentor, support, and serve as professional role models for our students.
  • Potential for excellence in university teaching.

 

Position responsibilities include: 

  • Teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses.
  • Advising and mentoring graduate students.
  • Engagement in research and scholarship in line with the applicant's research agenda
  • Engagement in the school's curriculum development.
  • Relevant and consistent service to the school, college, university, and community.
  • Commitment to serving a diverse body of students.
  • Maintaining weekly office hours at work on Denton campus.

 

How to Apply 

Please send an email to facultyjobs@twu.edu and include the job title and job codes (IRC 24057 and IRC 29279) in the subject line. Attach (a) a cover letter of application addressing the qualifications and desired attributes; (b) the current curriculum vitae; (c) the unofficial copy of degree transcripts; and (d) the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1 and will continue until the positions are filled.

 

If you have additional questions, please email Dr. Ling Jeng, SLIS Director, at LJeng@twu.edu.

 

University Information 

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral-level, research-intensive public university emphasizing the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. Men have been admitted to the University's graduate programs since 1972 and undergraduate programs since 1994 and currently comprise approximately 10% of the university's nearly 16,000 students.

 

TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The DFW metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

 

TWU prides itself on providing students with a well-rounded educational experience focused on service, integrity, and health and well-being. Hallmarks of a TWU education include respect for diversity in all dimensions (TWU is currently ranked 6th in the nation for diversity) and a safe campus environment (TWU is among the safest campuses in the nation). TWU faculty and staff are passionate defenders of a "learn by doing" experiential learning environment where they provide students with opportunities to engage in campus, workplace, and community activities that can help shape their sense of purpose, their appreciation for the importance of building quality personal and professional relationships, and their ability to address life's challenges. This holistic, mentoring approach to developing students and future librarians as engaged, productive citizens in the complex world of the 21st Century encompasses understanding of the balance of health, spiritual and mental well-being.

 

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

 

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

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Sciences Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries seeks innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicants for the position of Sciences Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Library Liaison Program, this position will support undergraduate, graduate and faculty research in the College of Sciences throughout their practice and creative process, supporting the full research lifecycle. Liaison librarians serve as the primary contact between UNLV Libraries and their departments. The College of Sciences includes the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geoscience, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, and the Water Resources Management Program.

 

The successful candidate will develop curriculum-integrated instructional sessions, provide research support and consultations, collaborate with teaching faculty on assignment and course content, and maintain an effective collection in these disciplines in order to meet the teaching and research needs of faculty and students.

 

The incumbent is expected to contribute significantly to the planning, development, provision, and assessment of a cohesive program of library services, collections, and strategic information literacy initiatives for all departments within the College of Sciences in support of the whole educational and research processes. This will include supporting scholarly communication, open access, data services and research data management initiatives within the library and on campus and assisting the University in STEM literacy outreach to the region. 

 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students

 

As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will also be expected to engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

 

Qualifications

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

Required

  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a university in which students, faculty, and staff are broadly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with the research methodologies of chemistry, biochemistry, geoscience, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physics and/or astronomy.
  • Strong interest in science librarianship.
  • Experience performing reference, instruction and/or collection development in the sciences.
  • Experience or course work in developing online learning support tools such as tutorials and online guides.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred

  • Relevant undergraduate and/or graduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, geoscience, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physics and/or astronomy or significant discipline specific experience in an academic library.
  • Knowledge and experience using statistical, reporting, or data graphing software such as Mathematica, MATLAB, SPSS, NVivo, SAS, etc.
  • Academic library experience with research assistance and information literacy instruction.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data management plans and federal grant requirements, open access concepts and application, and scholarly communication principles.
  • Interest in data services.

 

Salary Range

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

 

UNLV and the Libraries provide a rich array of benefits including a generous 401 (a) retirement plan with a 15.25% university match of the employee's 15.25% contribution; HSA / FSA options; 24 days of annual leave and 11 days of holiday leave; 30 days of initial sick leave which accrues at 2 days/month after the first year of employment; grant-in-aid benefits for university courses; and more as detailed at https://www.unlv.edu/hr/benefits

 

The Libraries provide generous support for individual professional development, and residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax.  Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation's richest natural treasures.  In addition to the world renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts. 

 

To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at https://guides.library.unlv.edu/lasvegas/welcome

 

Application Instructions 

To view the full position and begin the application process, please visit the following link. 

 

Required Attachment(s)

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

 

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on September 30, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to the Sciences Librarian, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

 

 

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Assistant Professors (2), Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management (SLIM, https://www.emporia.edu/slim/) seeks two new tenure-track faculty members at the assistant professor rank who complements the strengths of our existing faculty and shares our mission to educate successful library and information science professionals with imagination, creativity and innovation.

We especially invite candidates who...

  • Share our vision of embracing an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration and diversity for the common good.

  • Demonstrate the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of collaboration and collegiality.

  • Teach and conduct research in one of the following areas (although all research and teaching specializations will be considered): management/leadership, archives, and youth services/school librarianship.

 

Responsibilities

All SLIM faculty are expected to teach at least two courses in the core curriculum: LI801 Foundations of Library and Information Science, LI802 Information Seeking Behavior and Reference Services, LI804 Organization of Information, LI805 Management and Information Organizations, LI810 Research in Library and Information Science, and LI855 Collection Development and Management; and technology requirement courses: LI 815: Information Technology, LI 843: Web Design and Development, LI 844: Database Design.

Teaching assignments are part of faculty members' 9-month contract and usually include teaching nine credit hours in the fall semester and nine credit hours in the spring semester. Faculty do not usually travel out of state more than twice a semester. Opportunities exist for teaching online elective courses in summer.

All SLIM faculty are expected to have or develop a clearly articulated a research agenda.

All SLIM faculty are expected to participate in service to the school, the university, and the profession.

 

Qualifications

  • A doctorate in library/information studies or a related discipline is required. (ABD with an anticipated summer 2020 or earlier graduation date is also acceptable.)

  • Recent teaching and/or research expertise in at least one of the SLIM core curriculum areas is preferred.

  • Experience teaching with a course management program, such as Canvas, is preferred.

  • Experience working in libraries or in archives is preferred.

 

 To Apply

Submit electronic copies (in .pdf or MS Word formats) of a letter of application; current curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; research agenda; unofficial transcripts; and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to Dr. Brendan Fay, chair of the search committee, via email to bfay1@emporia.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. A pre-employment background check is required.

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

 

About ESU & SLIM

Emporia State University is a regional institution with an emphasis on teaching whose mission is "preparing students for lifelong learning, rewarding careers, and adaptive leadership." It houses the National Teachers Hall of Fame and the National Memorial to Fallen Educators.

The School of Library and Information Management is accredited by the American Library Association and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (School Library Licensure.) It is the oldest library school in the western half of the U.S. and offers students a unique blended course delivery model. The SLIM student chapter of the American Library Association, SCALA, earned recognition in 2017 as ALA Student Chapter of the year.

SLIM culture is based on a collegial, cooperative approach to developing and delivering the curriculum, conducting and disseminating research, and serving the school, university, and profession. Our vision is embracing an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration and diversity for the common good.

SLIM offers masters and doctoral degrees in library and information management. Classes are delivered in spring, summer, and fall semesters in blended and online formats to cohorts of students located in Denver, CO; Emporia, KS; Overland Park, KS; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; Las Vegas, NV; Boise, ID; and Sioux Falls, SD. Faculty are based in Emporia, KS and travel to teaching sites in these locations for intensive, face-to-face weekend classes. Faculty have opportunities to work with both masters and doctoral students, and to shape the evolution of our degree programs.

Regional Directors in all cohort locations provide professional student advising and assist faculty with technology and other forms of classroom support. All admissions, advising, curriculum, and classroom policies are governed by the faculty.

 

About Emporia

Emporia, population 25,000, is located in the beautiful Flint Hills area of Kansas. Emporia combines the attributes of small-town living with easy access to several major metropolitan areas and airports: Topeka (60 miles), Lawrence (80 miles), Wichita (90 miles), and Kansas City (115 miles.). Affordable real estate, low cost of living, a high-quality K-12 school district, low crime rate, numerous lakes and recreational facilities, and cultural events associated with ESU and the surrounding communities contribute to an attractive lifestyle.

 

 

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Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The Department of Information Science at the College of Information of the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenured position in the school library certification program at the rank of assistant professor.  

 

Responsibilities:  The candidate will teach, conduct research, and provide service in an academic tenured position with emphasis on school librarianship. The candidate must demonstrate a record of research accomplishments with emphasis on K-12 education. The candidate must have the ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities. The candidate is expected to teach library and information sciences (LIS) in the school library certification program of coursework and develop close relationships with practitioners and educators in the field. The candidate should be willing to work closely with doctoral students and to serve on dissertation committees.

 

Qualifications:

The minimum requirement for appointment is an earned doctorate in information science, education or other related fields at the time of appointment.

The program seeks candidates with expertise in K-12 school library related areas. Candidates will demonstrate evidence of effective teaching, research, and scholarship with experience/expertise in the broad area of information science and the specific area of school librarianship. Preference will be given to candidates who have been active as a certified school librarian and have a demonstrated record of funded scholarly research and publication.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Faculty appointments are for nine months with opportunities for summer teaching. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A choice of retirement plans and employer-funded health insurance is available.

 

About UNT:

Known for its comprehensiveness, UNT is a diverse institution that is furthering its impact in science, engineering and nanotechnology while building on its foundation in the arts, education and business. As a Tier One Research University at the forefront of change, UNT provides a broad-based, student-focused education powered by award-winning faculty who unleash students' potential and advisors and mentors who help guide and keep them on track in earning their degrees.

With about 40,000 students, UNT is the nation's 33rd largest university. As the largest, most comprehensive university in Dallas-Fort Worth, UNT drives the North Texas region. UNT offers 105 bachelor's, 88 master's and 37 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. A student-focused public research university, UNT is the flagship of the UNT System.

The Department of Information Science prepares information professionals of the highest quality to serve dynamic roles in the state, the nation, and the world. The master's program has been accredited continuously by the American Library Association since 1965. The department also offers a bachelor's degree, graduate-level certification in school librarianship, post-master's certificate of advanced study, and interdisciplinary doctoral degree in information science. The school library certification program is ranked in the top 10 of the nation. Detailed information about the department can be found at https://informationscience.unt.edu/  

 

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online at http://facultyjobs.unt.edu and attach the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter of application

  2. Complete curriculum vita

  3. List of three professional references with full contact information

  4. Unofficial transcripts

For questions or additional information, please contact Barbara Schultz-Jones, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at Barbara.Schultz-Jones@unt.edu.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed. Background check, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts are required prior to employment. 

 

The University of North Texas is an EOE/ADA/AA institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

 

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Assistant Professor, San José State University, San José, CA

Department: School of Information

Specialization: Information Retrieval, HCI, Digital Archives

Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Job Opening ID (JOID): 25083



Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate by start of appointment.
  • A record of scholarly and professional achievement.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • 100% online teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience. 



Responsibilities: 

The successful applicant will: 

  • Have teaching responsibilities in at least one of the following areas:
    • Information Retrieval (taxonomies, classification, semantic web languages, information architecture)
    • Emerging technologies, HCI, the user experience, design thinking
    • Digital Archives, digital curation, digital forensics
  • Be actively engaged in scholarly activities evidenced by: conducting research, presenting professional papers, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and developing grants.
  • Participate in state, national, and international professional organizations, as well as service to the department, college, and University.
  • Address the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation - through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.



The iSchool is a member of the largest international consortium of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field; and educates the largest number of graduate students at San José State University.

More information about the School of Information at San Jose State University can be found here. Questions should be sent to Dr. Linda Main, Associate Director, at Linda.Main@sjsu.edu.



The School of Information delivers all degrees and certificates 100% online. It offers:

  • 3 masters degrees: Library and Information Science (MLIS) [accredited by the American Library Association], Archives and Records Administration (MARA), and an MS in Informatics 
  • 2 certificate programs: Advanced Certificate in Digital Assets and Services and Post Masters Certificate in Library and Information Science.
  • 1 credential program: Teacher Librarian Credential program [Accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing]. 



Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Starting Date: August 13th, 2020

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 



Application Procedure:

For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by December 1, 2019 to https://apply.interfolio.com/66299.



Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence. 



About San José State University:

San José State University enrolls over 33,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is California's oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley's public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.



San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

 

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Librarian, Oshkosh Department of Corrections, Oshkosh, WI

Want to make a positive difference in the lives of others? Consider the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. We are focused on public safety through the custody & supervision of offenders. Employees working in the Department of Corrections have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of those in our custody through careers in a variety of fields.

DOC uses cutting-edge research and an evidence-based approach to drive service and program delivery, which allows employees to be part of an agency that has a real impact on the people of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin's Department of Corrections is recruiting to fill a Librarian vacancy at Oshkosh Correctional Institution (OSCI). Oshkosh Correctional Institution is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (Winnebago County).

 

Position Summary

The Librarian directs the library program of the Oshkosh Correctional Institution (OSCI). The incumbent is responsible for the operation of the institution's library, media center, and law library. This includes provision of library services to inmates and staff; development and maintenance of books and other material collection; provision of reference and information services; and provision of miscellaneous programs and services to inmates and staff. OSCI is an adult male, medium security institution.

Special Notes

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application. The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting. The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency to employment.

 

Qualifications

Minimally qualified applicants will have experience:

  •  Classifying and cataloging materials (e.g. Inputting data, file numbers, new or updated information, or document information codes into computer systems to support document and information retrieval).
  • Providing services to customers (e.g. conducting orientations, providing technical assistance, finding resources, disseminating information etc.)

  • Utilizing computer technology (e.g. inputting data, creating reports, creating memos, instructions etc.)

 

In addition, a well-qualified applicant will have experience:

  • Performing lead worker or supervisory duties (e.g. training, evaluating, assigning schedules, monitoring, coordinating operations, requisition of materials, reviewing documents, hiring, interviewing, disciplining etc.)

 

How To Apply

Interested applicants will apply on-line in WISCJOBS, https://wisc.jobs Click on "Log In" to access your existing WISCJOBS account and complete a Job Search for keyword 1902635 and click on "Apply Now" at the top or bottom of the screen. Or, applicants new to WISCJOBS will need to create a new account to complete an initial application then continue to apply online.

Attach your resume and cover letter: Your resume and cover letter is limited to a combined total of four pages. It is important to clearly identify your experience as it relates to the qualifications above.

Resume and Cover Letter Tips:

https://doc.wi.gov/Documents/Careers/DOC-Resume-and-Cover-Letter-Tips.pdf

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the application process in order to be considered.

If properly finished, you will be sent a confirmation email which will be sent to the e-mail address on your personal information page. This information will also appear in your Wisc.Jobs job cart. Your submission will be evaluated by one or more job experts. Eligible applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

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Multiple Positions, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

The School of Information Sciences in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI), is seeking two Assistant Professors for tenure-track, academic year positions to start fall 2020 in the areas of information and data sciences to join us in our quest to enrich, elevate and transform communities and the information professions through excellence in research, education and service.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research and teach and advise students in our new bachelor's degree program in information sciences, our master's degree program in information sciences, and the college-wide doctoral program. School, college, university, and professional service are also expected.  We especially welcome candidates with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. 

 

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate by time of appointment in information sciences, computer science, or related area. Evidence of ability to develop a record of research productivity and succeed in teaching courses in a variety of formats. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds.  

Desired Qualifications: Candidates with research and teaching interests in areas that extend the school's areas of expertise will be considered, with applicants who have interest in one or more of the following broad areas, with application in a variety of domains, especially welcome: data analytics, data visualization, artificial intelligence, information retrieval, recommender systems, bias and fairness in computational systems, computational social science, or human-computer interaction. 

 

To Apply: Individuals interested in applying for the position should send, via email, (1) a letter of application, (2) a statement of research interests, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a diversity statement; (5) a current curriculum vitae, and (6) a list of three references to: sisfacultysearch@utk.edu (subject line: Tenure Track Faculty Position), or send hard copies of these materials to: Faculty Search Committee, School of Information Sciences,  451 Communications Bldg., 1345 Circle Park Drive, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0341.

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences (MSIS)

The School of Information Sciences in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI), is seeking a non-tenure-track Clinical Assistant Professor in information sciences to join us in our quest to enrich, elevate and transform communities and the information professions through excellence in research, education and service.  The initial appointment for the position will be up to a maximum of three years, with the possibility of renewal. This is a 12-month appointment and is available as soon as January 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and advise students in our ALA-accredited master's degree program in information sciences, serve as director of the master's program, and manage the master's practicum program.  School, college, university, and professional service are also expected.  Candidates with teaching interests in areas that complement any the school's areas of expertise will be considered.  We especially welcome candidates with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. 

 

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate by time of appointment in information sciences, library science or related area. Record of successful teaching in a variety of modes and mentoring in an institution of higher education in areas related to the master's degree program. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds is essential. Ability to build positive and mutually-beneficial relationships with professionals working in a variety of information sectors. 

Desired Qualifications: Candidates with professional experience in information sciences-related careers, and who have connections to the information professions are especially welcome. Experience in program administration, development and evaluation are also desired.

 

To Apply: Individuals interested in applying for the position should send, via email, (1) a letter of application, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, (3) a diversity statement; (4) a current curriculum vitae, and (5) a list of three references to: sisfacultysearch@utk.edu (subject line:  MSIS Clinical Faculty Position), or send hard copies of these materials to: Faculty Search Committee, School of Information Sciences,  451 Communications Bldg., 1345 Circle Park Drive, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0341. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences (BSIS)

The School of Information Sciences in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI), is seeking a non-tenure-track Clinical Assistant Professor in information sciences to join us in our quest to enrich, elevate and transform communities and the information professions through excellence in research, education and service.  The initial appointment for the position will be up to a maximum of three years, with the possibility of renewal. This is a 12-month appointment and is available as soon as January 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and advise students in our new bachelor's degree program in information sciences, serve as director of undergraduate studies, and manage the undergraduate practicum program. School, college, university, and professional service are also expected.  Candidates are expected to have teaching interests in areas related to the bachelor's degree program which focuses on user experience design; data, information management, and analytics; and information technology. We especially welcome candidates with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. 

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate by time of appointment in information sciences, computer science, or related area. Record of successful teaching in a variety of modes and mentoring in an institution of higher education in areas related to the bachelor's degree program.  Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds.  Ability to build positive and mutually-beneficial relationships with professionals working in a variety of information sectors. 

Desired Qualifications: Candidates with professional experience in information sciences-related careers, and with industry connections are especially welcome. Experience in program administration, development and evaluation are also desired.

 

To Apply: Individuals interested in applying for the position should send, via email, (1) a letter of application, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, (3) a diversity statement; (4) a current curriculum vitae, and (5) a list of three references to: sisfacultysearch@utk.edu (subject line:  BSIS Clinical Faculty Position), or send hard copies of these materials to: Faculty Search Committee, School of Information Sciences,  451 Communications Bldg., 1345 Circle Park Drive, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0341. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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College Archivist Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian), SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month, tenure track College Archivist (Senior Assistant Librarian) Librarian position.

Posting Date: August 28, 2019

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



Description of Responsibilities

The College Archivist Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian) will provide oversight of the College Archives, with a focus on building and preserving these collections and facilitating access to these materials. They will:

  • Collaborate with the Special Collections librarian to provide leadership and supervision of the Archives & Special Collections unit, including strategic planning, and hiring and management of staff, student workers, interns, and volunteers.
  • Develop, document and manage procedures for the arrangement, description, preservation, development, digitization, and accessibility of the archives. This will also include the collection of statistics on collection use and scholarship resulting from the use of the College Archives.
  • Provide on-site and virtual research assistance to patrons, with a focus on Archives and Special Collections, including some evening and weekend shifts.
  • Provide instruction, particularly relating to the Archives and Special Collections.
  • Promote awareness and use of the College Archives through physical and virtual exhibits, presentations, articles, social media, local media, and other outlets.  
  • Build and maintain relationships with campus offices and departments (e.g. Alumni Development, Student Association, History department) to promote awareness of and donations to the College Archives.
  • Manage and cultivate the Library's program for recognizing faculty and staff publications (called Display-to-Archives).
  • Administer the college's institutional repository.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction.
  • Engage in educational opportunities and work to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.



Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • One of the following by time of appointment:
  1. Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, and significant coursework in archives and records management
  2. Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, and at least two years of experience working in archives and records management
  3. Master's degree in Archival Studies or equivalent
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively adapt to and use new technologies and software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices, procedures, and technologies regarding archives and preservation.
  • Demonstrated experience with processing, accessioning, and digitizing of archival materials.
  • Demonstrated interest or engagement with social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues, through professional or community experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using PastPerfect, LibGuides, and/or Ensemble
  • Experience with born-digital collections
  • Experience supervising staff and student employees
  • Experience engaging in outreach initiatives that expand, improve, and promote library services.
  • Experience with instruction, reference service, and/or collection development.



Additional Information

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Search Committee Chair

Laura Harris

(315) 312-3539

laura.harris@oswego.edu

 

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.



Application Instructions

To begin the application process, please visit the following link. Submit a letter of application addressing the required qualifications, including how you see yourself contributing to diversity, inclusion or equity issues at Penfield Library or SUNY Oswego; resume, copy of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in process, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume.  After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page.  Please click here to login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents. 

Please click CONTACT US if you need assistance applying through this website.



Description of Department:  

Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oswego. The Library supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research, and is a member of the SUNY Library Consortium as well as the ACRL Diversity Alliance (http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance). Sixteen full-time faculty and professionals, 6 adjunct faculty, and 15 classified staff support a well-established liaison program that provides collection development, specialized reference, and information literacy instruction in all curricular areas. The Library is evolving, currently in the process of exploring future campus partnerships, reexamining its organizational structure, and migrating to a new library services platform.

Penfield library is committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity, and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan, available at https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

 

 

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Multiple Locations, WA

ABOUT US
Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county district in the beautiful North Puget Sound region of Washington State. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries serves 728,745 residents in Washington's Snohomish and Island counties through 23 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels. Learn more at 
sno-isle.org.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Online applications must be submitted by 9:59 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes and letters of interest are encouraged and should be attached during the application process, but will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application.

Applications time out after 30 minutes. It is recommended that you save often, or copy and paste your supplemental question responses from a Word document to ensure no progress is lost.

Applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks.

Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

You must be 16 years of age or older to be eligible for employment. All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:
360-651-7000 (local) / 877-766-4753 (toll free) / 800-647-3753 (TTY)

 

Supervising Public Services Assistant

Location: Lynnwood
Pay Range: $27.89 - $38.35 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18612

Closing Date: September 19, 2019

Job Summary
Supervises shelving and library support staff and performs circulation and other public services at a community library to contribute to its effective and efficient operation.

This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Essential Functions
Perform circulation and related public services to include checking in and out library materials, processing delivery, basic reader's advisory services, and basic reference services.

Supervise assigned Page and volunteer staff to include interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, work direction and performance evaluations.

Serve as technical liaison and assists customers with troubleshooting electronic equipment and computers, performing basic installs and updates, making minor repairs, sending technical reports, as well as liaising with the IT department.

Provide Polaris training and assistance to include helping staff with questions on procedures, updates, and resources.

 

Library Manager II

Location: Arlington
Pay Range: $6,805.07 - $9,458.80 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18394

Closing Date: September 19, 2019

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks a self-motivated professional who is an innovative thinker and a strong communicator for the position of Arlington Library Manager. This position will provide leadership and support to the Arlington staff and volunteers to ensure that resources and services align with community needs and the Library's strategic priorities.

Job Summary
The Library Manager II position is responsible for ensuring effective operations and services in an assigned community library or Library on Wheels and Outreach Services.

Essential Functions
Manage the library or Library on Wheels to provide effective and efficient services to its customers. Included are such actions as: planning, developing, and directing programs that serve the needs of the library's service areas and promote the mission and objectives of the Library District; directing the operation of facilities and equipment, and arranging for maintenance and repairs as required; directing and performing effective information services and reader's advisory for the Library District.  

Provide effective direction to assigned library staff. This includes such actions as: interviewing, selecting, and training staff; scheduling and assigning staff to tasks and services; coaching staff and arranging for or giving continuing training; applying Library District personnel policies and procedures to such matters as granting and scheduling of leave, resolving grievances and discipline matters; and promoting or terminating staff members.

Assure the fiscal soundness of operations to include developing budgets for operations, staffing, training, equipment, and short and long range capital acquisitions; negotiating and obtaining budget approval from local government officials; monitoring expenditures compared to budget and taking necessary corrective action; directing daily accounting for library cash transactions; reviewing and approving purchases.

Perform effective community relations and library promotion activities to enhance the public stature and usefulness of the library to its communities. Included are presentations and business negotiations with local government officials as well as presentations to a wide variety of organizations in the public to promote the library and its programs.

Address disruptive customer issues to include all behaviors which disrupt other customers or staff and take appropriate action.

Perform effective library collection management to provide for a materials collection appropriate for the needs and interests of the library's customers. Included are such actions as: researching customer interests, materials availability, and collection content; implementing a collection maintenance plan.

 

Page *Continuous* Job 12201

Pay Range: $15.45 - $21.52 Hourly (15 hrs/wk)

Sno-Isle Libraries is accepting applications for Page positions on a continuous basis. Based on the need for positions or the functionality of this posting, we may suspend or discontinue it at any time.
 
About the Process
Please indicate your interest in specific community libraries by selecting them in the application's supplemental questionnaire. Those who are invited to an interview will be contacted by phone. Successful candidates will be placed in a retained pool and remain there until a position becomes available.
 
Job Summary
The Page position will perform sorting, shelving, locating, materials movement and library support tasks at a community library to contribute to its effective operation.

This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Essential Functions
Provide effective and efficient library support services to include collecting and sorting by classification returned materials from book drops and circulation areas as well as shelving and retrieving materials.

Perform basic circulation support duties, other than direct customer service.

Assist in maintaining the library's shelved materials areas and reading rooms in neat, clean and orderly condition.

Assist with shelf readings as assigned.

Assist with general clerical support to include assisting with the operation and maintenance of equipment as well as photocopying and distributing materials.

 

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, New South Wales

Reference no: 492996
Work type: Continuing - Full Time
Location: Wagga Wagga
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

  • Progress an active research and teaching career
  • Join one of the biggest schools in information studies in the world
  • Flexible working arrangements and relocation assistance available

 

The Role

  • Continuing, Full Time
  • Level B/C - AU$94,478 to AU$133,238 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Wagga Wagga

Actively contribute to teaching, research and curriculum development in the School of Information Studies teaching a range of subjects utilising a range of delivery modes. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to develop and progress an active research profile aligned to the strategic direction of the School.

The successful candidate will be appointed as either a Lecturer in Information Studies (similar to Assistant Professor in North America) or as a Senior Lecturer in Information Studies (similar to Associate Professor in North America).

The successful candidate would normally be required to work at the CSU campus at Wagga Wagga, although in some instances a flexible working arrangement, where the candidate is based off campus in another location in Australia, may be negotiable.

 

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification appropriate to the level being applied for, or equivalent accreditation and standing
  • A record of research relevant to the discipline
  • Evidence of the delivery of high quality student centred learning and teaching
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Information Studies with ability to teach and research in information organisation, archives and records, or scholarly communication

 

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 1,700 students, playing a key role in the information professions. The University's research in Library and Information Studies was rated 'above world standard' in the recent national assessment exercise (Excellence in Research for Australia) conducted by the Australian Research Council.

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.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description(s):

or by contacting:

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kennan | Acting Head, School of Information Studies | mkennan@csu.edu.au | Ph: +612 6933 4893 

Closing Date: 11pm, 15 September 2019

 

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We  acknowledge the Wiradjuri, Ngunawal, Gundungurra and Biripai peoples of Australia, who are the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which CSU's campuses are located, and pay respect to their Elders both past and present.

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Engineering/Assistant Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Clemson University Libraries seek a service-oriented, innovative and collaborative librarian to support education and research in engineering and the sciences. The Engineering Librarian will provide research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach for departments in the College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences. The successful candidate will collaborate with university partners and institutes to develop and support innovative programs and services. This is a 12-month tenure track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Information & Research Services.

 

Responsibilties include:

Research Services

  • Serves as primary liaison to departments in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences; connects faculty and students with information and resources to support all aspects of the research lifecycle and builds professional relationships that facilitate research and student success.
  • Collaborates with other science librarians to design and deliver services, instruction, and programming to support education and research for all physical and life sciences.
  • Along with other science librarians, provides expertise for patent and trademark searching, locating industry standards, using citation management tools, and searching multidisciplinary databases.
  • Provides general reference service (on call and virtual) as well as in-depth research assistance in engineering and applied sciences
  • Works collaboratively across the Libraries to support innovative initiatives including open access, research impact analysis, open educational resources, data management services, and data visualization.
  • Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions.

Instruction & Outreach

  • Teaches course-related library instruction sessions both in-person and online; designs and develops student learning outcomes, instructional materials, and assessments for classes.
  • Creates and maintains library research guides (LibGuides) and other online instructional tools to help students, faculty, and staff effectively identify and use library resources.
  • Participates in instructional, outreach, and information literacy initiatives.
  • Travels to innovation campuses throughout South Carolina to provide research support, instruction and outreach to faculty, students, and researchers.

Collection Development

  • Builds and manages library collections to support curriculum and research for departments in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, including updating collection policies, selecting print and electronic materials, and weeding.
  • Works with team of science librarians to determine shared collection purchases and priorities.

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.

 

Qualifications

Required 

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship, or a relevant, accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries
  • Degree or coursework in engineering or a related STEM field
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Preferred

  • At least one-year of experience providing reference services in an academic or special library
  • Experience working with engineers or in an engineering field 
  • Functional knowledge of engineering and science databases and software applications
  • Experience designing, teaching, and assessing library instruction
  • Experience developing LibGuides, tutorials, and digital learning objects
  • Awareness of faculty and graduate student needs at a research institution
  • Experience working with researchers to support relevant aspects of the research lifecycle
  • Familiarity with patent searching, standards, and other engineering resources
  • Experience selecting and deselecting materials for an academic library collection

 

Application Instructions

To view the full position and apply, please follow this link.  Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and three (3) reference contacts. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by October 1, 2019 will be guaranteed consideration. Salary is commensurate with experience: $58,000-$65,000.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO 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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Bioinformationist, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) seeks a creative and service-oriented Bioinformationist to enhance the Health Science Center Library's (HSCL) existing bioinformatics and data support program, and to provide consultations, instruction, and outreach for selected basic sciences departments and graduate programs in the Health Science Center (HSC). In this year-round (12 month) tenure-track faculty position, the Bioinformationist develops and teaches courses and workshops and provides individual and group consultations related to bioinformatics, data science, and reproducible research methods.

 

As a member of the Health Science Center Library team, the Bioinformationist provides information services in a variety of modes (in person, email, house calls), performs course-integrated instruction, and participates in the department's teaching program. The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, including new service development and current service evaluation. The Bioinformationist is also a member of the Academic Research Consulting & Services team (ARCS), an interdisciplinary, cross-libraries partnership. The Bioinformationist works collaboratively with members of HSCL, ARCS, and clients, and will be responsive to campus bioinformatics support needs that arise.

 

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Bioinformationist will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students, faculty, and staff and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives. The Smathers Libraries recently created a new strategic direction focused on ensuring that the Libraries are a safe, supportive and welcoming learning environment for all users and on focusing engagement efforts to diverse populations within the University and local community. The Bioinformationist 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 October 8, 2019, review of applications will begin on September 17, 2019.  For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

 

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Regional History Librarian, Community Library Center for Regional History, Ketchum, ID

The Community Library Center for Regional History, which includes the Betty Olsen Carr Reading Room, special collections archive, the Regional History Museum, and the Hemingway House cultural site, seeks a dynamic librarian to work as part of a team to process, preserve, and make accessible central Idaho historical materials. This work includes performing general library operations, assisting patrons with research, processing archives, conducting oral history work, completing museum inventories, cataloging, digitizing materials, assisting with the execution and development of exhibitions (both in the museum and library), creating finding aids, and handling rare materials.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help patrons of all ages conduct research and navigate the Regional History collections
  • Provide excellent service to library patrons and museum visitors of all ages and backgrounds
  • Adhere to library, archives, and museum preservation and conservation standards
  • Catalog and process books
  • Manage and interpret metadata through the database software (PastPerfect), integrated library system (The Library Corporation), and other discovery and access software tools as needed to organize and interpret the collection
  • Accession, process, and create finding aids for new donations
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing 
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented and creative team environment
  • Be proficient with technology and metadata standards specific to archives, museums, and special collections
  • Assist in the mangement of photo collection resources
  • Assist in the management of the oral history collections
  • Work with team to implement, manage and improve digitization workflows
  • Work with a curating team to execute museum exhibitions
  • Assist running museum operations and programs
  • Attend all department and CLA wide meetings and trainings
  • Complete other duties as assigned

 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions 

Work is performed primarily indoors and may involve sitting at a computer and standing for lengthy periods of time. This position requires intermittent lifting and moving objects up to 40 pounds (heavier items must be team lifted). A high degree of interaction with the public is required for this position.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in history, another humanities field, library and information science, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience communicating with the public, whether in customer service or a public facing museum or library
  • Strong computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office, databases, and the Adobe Creative Suite, coupled with a willingness to learn new programs
  • Academic or work experience in project management  
  •  Demonstrated time management skills and attention to detail, organizational skills, and accuracy
  • Demonstrated ability to foster an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion consistent with the library's aims.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish 
  • Background in Idaho history or history of the American West
  • Experience in public history and/or museum education or working in a cultural site
  • Experience in computer file management 
  • MLIS degree from an accredited Library and Information Studies Master's program
  • Advanced studies in Archives

 

Application Instructions

The application period is open until September 25, 2019. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references as PDF attachments to bringit@comlib.org using subject header "Regional History Librarian Position". Please direct all questions to Nicole Lichtenberg operations manager, at the aforementioned email or by calling 208.806.2640.

 

 

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Librarian for Special Collections, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries is seeking applicants for a Librarian for Special Collections. We invite applications from creative professionals who thrive in a team-oriented and project-driven work environment. The appointee will have oversight of print collections held in the Hunt Library's Fine and Rare Book Room and in the Posner Memorial Collection. There is also an eclectic array of art and artifacts, together with a growing volume of realia focused on the history of computing and robotics.

 

Description

You will work closely with students and faculty from across CMU, and in collaboration with library faculty and staff, most notably within our University Archives and Digitization Lab, as well as with our disciplinary liaison librarians and our team of digital research and publishing specialists. There are also opportunities to work with the numerous cultural and historical organizations throughout Pittsburgh.

 

This is an amazing opportunity for someone with a boundless imagination and energy, who is excited to share original and rare materials with our community. This could mean creating experiences for students to interact with original editions of Shakespeare, Galileo, and Copernicus, pre-digital computer artifacts and some of the first artwork created by artificial intelligence software. You will also serve an important role in weaving together the story of science and information technology in a widely encompassing manner.

 

We are especially interested in someone who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service, and have a demonstrated record in working with international and underrepresented minority students.

 

Responsibilities

Under the leadership of the Associate Dean for Innovation, Preservation, & Access you will:

  • Manage, preserve, and care for the materials and physical environment of the Special Collections, namely within the Fine and Rare Book Room (Hunt Library) and the Posner Collection (Posner Center)
  • Curate, facilitate, and promote exhibits and digital collections
  • Participate in the development of public outreach and pedagogically-oriented initiatives
  • Integrate the collections and related materials to promote the research and educational aims of CMU
  • Build and (re)shape the collection in a methodical and strategic manner with a shifting emphasis around the history of science, technology, and design
  • Explore the possibilities of and collaborate in using augmented reality, computer visioning, machine learning, and data science applications across the Library's digitized collections

 

In addition to providing excellent stewardship and proactive outreach and engagement, you will be encouraged and supported in developing or continuing your own program of research and scholarship related to information science and librarianship or to aspects of your disciplinary domain. You will also participate in governance and projects through various committees and working groups.

 

As a Librarian, you will be a member of the library faculty. Initial appointment rank and salary are commensurate with experience.

 

To be considered for reappointment or promotion, you will be expected to demonstrate excellence in librarianship and in research or scholarship. For more information, please visit: https://www.cmu.edu/policies/faculty/appointments-librarian-and-archivist.html

 

Qualifications

Required

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution OR international equivalent; OR advanced degree relevant to CMU's fields of research and education
  • Experience in the curation, management, and conservation of rare books and associated collections
  • Experience using digital platforms to curate and share materials
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interact with diverse groups including colleagues, faculty, students, administrators, and donors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Dedication to personal and professional growth

Preferred

  • Familiarity with planning and curating exhibits (physical and/or digital)
  • Awareness of digitization and metadata practices
  • Familiarity with advancement practices and cultivating donor relationships
  • Teaching experience
  • Record of scholarly achievement
  • Knowledge of rare book/archival cataloging standards

 

Application Instructions

https://apply.interfolio.com/67435

Anticipated start date January 2020, to allow for a transition period working alongside the incumbent who will retire in June 2020.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a priority given to those who apply by September 27, 2019.

 

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Research Librarian for Engineering & Biotechnology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research Librarian for Engineering & Biotechnology* in the Research Engagement department. The department engages with faculty members, researchers, and students across the full lifecycle of research and scholarship, offering dynamic services, spaces, and technologies to enable all forms of research, discovery, and learning, and connecting faculty and graduate students with a full suite of resources for research and teaching productivity. The department coordinates oversight for the Libraries' high tech spaces including the Teaching and Visualization Lab, the Game Lab, the Creativity Studio, and the Visualization Studio. The department's librarians collaborate with faculty and students on emerging technologies for research, visualization, data curation and management, bibliometrics, and computational analysis in an evolving scholarly communication environment. They build programs and partnerships that enhance research productivity and competitiveness, support interdisciplinary collaboration, foster inclusive spaces for early career researchers, and conduct research consultations. The position is based at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library and reports to the Department Head, Research Engagement.

*For candidates with preferred management experience and interest, appointment at the Associate Head level may be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides expert services for faculty, staff, and students across the research lifecycle including information discovery, data curation, visualization, research computing, and scholarly communication
  • Identifies trends in research practices in engineering and biotechnology and recommends strategies for aligning library services accordingly
  • Fosters collaboration and interdisciplinary interactions among faculty and other stakeholders by supporting and collaborating with interdisciplinary research teams
  • Provides instruction on research skills and data literacy to students in the sciences and engineering and engages in ongoing development and implementation of innovative pedagogical practices
  • Provides consultation on the use of scholarly resources, technologies, and the NCSU Libraries' technology-rich spaces
  • Collaborates with Collections & Research Strategy librarians in collection development and assessment activities
  • In collaboration with research administration at NC State, advises researchers in evaluation of grant opportunities including meeting funder and university requirements for providing public access to publications and data resulting from research
  • Participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams
  • NC State University librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree in library/information science
  • Academic preparation or relevant experience in engineering, life sciences, health sciences, or a related discipline
  • Understanding of information sources and research methods in the sciences and engineering
  • Ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Capacity for creative problem-solving, and ability to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment
  • Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Degree in engineering, life sciences, health sciences, or a related discipline
  • Awareness of open research practices and incentives
  • Knowledge of emerging research services trends such as data science, visualization, impact metrics, or research computing
  • Relevant supervisory/management experience
  • Demonstrated success in faculty and student engagement

The Libraries

The NC State University Libraries has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including the first Association of College and Research Libraries Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, the ACRL Librarian of the Year Award; the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries and the American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Building Award for the Hunt Library; two John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards; and Library Journal's Librarian of the Year, Paraprofessional of the Year, and eleven Movers and Shakers awards. The library system consists of the D. H. Hill Jr. Library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, and branch libraries for design, natural resources, and veterinary medicine. With a staff of almost 300 FTE, the Libraries has more than 5.2 million volumes in its collection and has a total annual budget of over $30 million. The Libraries is the host site for NC LIVE, a multi-type library initiative making digital resources accessible to North Carolina residents. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Triangle Research Libraries Network. 

Salary and Benefits

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at https://benefits.hr.ncsu.edu.

Application Process and Schedule

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00001596. Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Libraries Human Resources office (919) 515-3522.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148

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Digital Technologies Development Librarian, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Digital Technologies Development Librarian in the Digital Library Initiatives department. The Digital Library Initiatives department applies systems analysis, design, and service and software development skills to the creation of a broad range of new library products and services. Digital Library Initiatives has produced a number of unique and widely used systems to improve service to library users, including the Suma space assessment toolkit, the QuickSearch bento-box style single search system, and the Circa request management system for archives. The department is currently developing new initiatives in areas including the discovery of library services and resources, assessment and analytics, machine learning, research data management, research infrastructure support, digital collections, application virtualization, and scientific computing. Digital Library Initiatives maintains a culture of collaboration, with a focus on supporting everyone's professional growth, providing opportunities for mentorship, and welcoming diverse perspectives.


Responsibilities:

The Digital Technologies Development Librarian works as an active participant in a team that advances library services through applied research and application development and manages the entire life cycle of projects, from requirements gathering to deployment. They provide technical leadership and hands-on programming expertise for a portfolio of library projects. In close collaboration with technical and non-technical partners across the Libraries, they identify emerging technologies that have potential for new and improved library services. Working both independently and in team settings, the incumbent develops new digital library services through an iterative, data-informed, and test-driven process that emphasizes usability, sustainability, and performance. The Digital Technologies Development Librarian maintains and provides enhancements to existing library applications and collaborates closely with Information Technology staff to develop and maintain supporting infrastructure. They participate in library planning, and serve on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. NC State librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. This position reports to the Associate Head, Digital Library Initiatives.


Required Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or other relevant advanced degree
  • Demonstrated potential to develop expertise in current and emerging digital technologies
  • Server-side application development experience with one or more open source programming languages such as PHP, Python, or Ruby
  • Experience developing database-backed applications
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues
  • Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited MLS or MIS
  • Experience using client-side web technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, and related technologies
  • Familiarity with version control systems such as Git
  • Experience indexing and querying search platforms like Solr or ElasticSearch
  • Knowledge of user-centered design processes, including applying analytics to support data-informed decisionmaking
  • Experience applying systems analysis techniques to solving novel problems
  • Enthusiasm for contributing to open-source software projects
  • Experience working in an academic library


The University and the Area

The NC State University Libraries has a longstanding commitment to diversity and to the creation of a welcoming and inclusive service ethic and environment. Recent efforts include securing grant funding for outreach to diverse populations through programming and workshops. The Libraries collections also reflect this commitment, from focused collection efforts to locating, capturing, and preserving voices of underrepresented communities through archival research and practice. The Libraries has taken affirmative steps aimed at increasing diversity in the profession through the NCSU Libraries Fellows program; participation in ARL's diversity initiatives, including hosting five cohorts of Career Enhancement Fellows; and membership in the ACRL Diversity Alliance. The Libraries Diversity Committee is an active group that sponsors programs and fosters dialogue to promote understanding across racial and cultural lines in an atmosphere where all students, staff, and faculty are welcomed, valued, and respected.

North Carolina State University was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal, and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. From its beginnings as a land-grant institution to its current position as a preeminent research enterprise that excels in science, technology, engineering, math, design, the humanities and social sciences, textiles, and veterinary medicine, NC State students, faculty, and staff take problems in hand and work with industry, government, and nonprofit partners to solve them. As the largest academic institution in the state, NC State enrolls almost 34,000 students, offering bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 120 fields of study and doctoral degrees in 67 disciplines. The university is ranked third among all public universities (without medical schools) in industrysponsored research expenditures and has more than 660 active patents.


Salary and Benefits

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at https://benefits.hr.ncsu.edu.


Application Process and Schedule 

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00007957. Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Libraries Human Resources office (919) 515-3522.



Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.

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Research Specialist, Digital Curation, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Essential Duties
Curators work with outside clients and Digital Antiquity staff to draft administrative and descriptive metadata for digital files to be deposited in tDAR. Work may include digitizing paper documents, records, and images (scanning), following established best practices and national standards. Curators routinely create metadata records for digital files using tDAR data entry forms. In consultation with Digital Antiquity staff and supervisors, Curators identify and redact sensitive and/or confidential information found in digital files. In consultation with Digital Antiquity staff and supervisors, Curators assist in organizing digital files and correcting or modifying existing metadata in tDAR. Curators also assist in the Center for Digital Antiquity's development, improvement and maintenance of the tDAR digital repository. Curators may train and supervise students and/or part-time curators, and perform quality control on the work done by students and/or part-time curators.


Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Anthropology Archaeology, History, American Indian Studies, or Museum Studies.
  • Experience organizing and managing research data, specifically archaeological data.
  • Experience and familiarity with CRM archaeology and the range of archaeological data and documents.
  • Experience with research data management, digital repositories, digital preservation and metadata standards.
  • Experience ensuring project activities are carried out in an efficient and timely manner.

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Outreach Program Assistant, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD

The Pratt Library is looking for talented and motivated candidates for the position of Outreach Programming Assistant for dynamic community engagement in an outreach capacity.

This program seeks to connect Baltimoreans to resources and programming in their communities to promote literacy, digital inclusion, and access to information. The ideal candidates will possess a strong technical, customer focused background in support of an engaging learning environment.  

 Summary of Duties:
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division.

  •     Provide  technology instruction in one-on-one and small group settings
  •     Assist customers with basic technology troubleshooting
  •     Actively engage with children and deliver basic literacy and educational programming
  •     Develop and provide programming in response to community interest
  •     Provide responsive reports on activities, needs, and recommendations


Minimum Qualifications:
Associate Degree in a relevant field such as IT, Education, orCommunication/Marketing or 60 credits in a similar area of study. Experience in a customer service environment.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  •     Extensive experience using Microsoft and Apple products
  •     Intermediate proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office
  •     Experience in an educational environment or library
  •     Demonstrated skills that support self-direction, flexibility, intuition, and proactivity.   Must be capable of working with minimum supervision
  •     Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to multitask with great follow-up skills
  •     The ideal candidate is an analytical, customer focused team player
  •     Extensive experience in customer service, outreach, learning initiatives
  •     Ability to work some evenings and Saturday hours as required
  •     Bilingual, with proficiency in Spanish, preferable Outreach Program Assistant

Apply:

For the full job description and to apply, please click here.

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Multiple Locations, WA

Open Positions:

  • Library Manager II
  • Records Management Specialist
  • Librarian (Children's)
  • Public Services Assistant I

Apply to any of the below positions here.


 

Library Manager II
Location: Arlington
Pay Range: $6,805.07 - $9,458.80 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18394

Closing Date: September 19, 2019

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks a self-motivated professional who is an innovative thinker and a strong communicator for the position of Arlington Library Manager. This position will provide leadership and support to the Arlington staff and volunteers to ensure that resources and services align with community needs and the Library's strategic priorities.

Job Summary
The Library Manager II position is responsible for ensuring effective operations and services in an assigned community library or Library on Wheels and Outreach Services.

Essential Functions
Manage the library or Library on Wheels to provide effective and efficient services to its customers. Included are such actions as: planning, developing, and directing programs that serve the needs of the library's service areas and promote the mission and objectives of the Library District; directing the operation of facilities and equipment, and arranging for maintenance and repairs as required; directing and performing effective information services and reader's advisory for the Library District.  

Provide effective direction to assigned library staff. This includes such actions as: interviewing, selecting, and training staff; scheduling and assigning staff to tasks and services; coaching staff and arranging for or giving continuing training; applying Library District personnel policies and procedures to such matters as granting and scheduling of leave, resolving grievances and discipline matters; and promoting or terminating staff members.

Assure the fiscal soundness of operations to include developing budgets for operations, staffing, training, equipment, and short and long range capital acquisitions; negotiating and obtaining budget approval from local government officials; monitoring expenditures compared to budget and taking necessary corrective action; directing daily accounting for library cash transactions; reviewing and approving purchases.

Perform effective community relations and library promotion activities to enhance the public stature and usefulness of the library to its communities. Included are presentations and business negotiations with local government officials as well as presentations to a wide variety of organizations in the public to promote the library and its programs.

Address disruptive customer issues to include all behaviors which disrupt other customers or staff and take appropriate action.

Perform effective library collection management to provide for a materials collection appropriate for the needs and interests of the library's customers. Included are such actions as: researching customer interests, materials availability, and collection content; implementing a collection maintenance plan.



Records Management Specialist
Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $35.05 - $48.54 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18486

Closing Date: September 8, 2019

Job Summary
Manage the development, administration, and maintenance of the Library District's Records Management Program to ensure records management activities are performed in accordance with state record retention requirements and procedures. Plan, develop and implement records retention schedules and management procedures for storage, tracking, retrieval, destruction, filming, electronic imaging of all official records, and respond to public records requests for Sno-Isle Libraries.

Essential Functions
Oversee the Library's records management program of electronic and paper-based information  ensuring confidentiality and maintenance of records retention and destruction programs in compliance with established policies and procedures including Federal, State and local laws.

Work with all departments to develop and implement system-wide records management procedures, record retention schedules, and practices.

Administer the Library's records management policies, procedures, and electronic applications, ensuring system security and adherence to retention schedules.

Implement and manage an Enterprise Content Management System (ECM).

Identify appropriate records management resources; design and develop filing systems; establish retention and disposal instructions.

Advise on new records management policies, providing framework to guide staff in the management of records and use of the records system.

Provide and coordinate training to staff about records management to minimize staff time in determining disposal of records.

Respond to public records requests within guidelines established by the Washington State Public Records Act and the courts.

Advise on complex legal and regulatory issues involving judgments in areas such as Freedom of Information Act and other national or state legislation.
 



Librarian (Children's)
Location: Marysville
Pay Range: $5,425.33 - $7,486.27 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18240

Closing Date: September 3, 2019

This full-time Children's Librarian position will have a focus on providing programming for children's services and may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs. Candidates who are bi-lingual or multi-lingual are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary
Provides professional information services, instruction, reader's advisory, and programming services for library customers at various locations.

Essential Functions
Provides professional research assistance to customers, either in-person, over the phone, or electronically.

Assists with collection maintenance duties for materials and resources in various formats.

Develops and presents various library programs with a focus on children ( early literacy, educators. parents and caregivers.)  

Creates and curates online content to meet community needs and interests.

Assists in development and evaluation of library services in line with the strategic focus.

Represent the library to a wide variety of community groups.



Public Services Assistant I
Location: Mill Creek
Pay Range: $17.58 - $24.18
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 18276

Closing Date: August 30, 2019

This position works a 15-hour per week schedule which may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Perform basic public service and library support tasks at one or more community libraries or Library on Wheels to contribute to their effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide assistance at the library circulation desk, answers phones, checks library materials in and out, registers customers for library cards, and orders various library materials.

Assist customers with self-checkout machines and answers questions in the hold areas.

Return library materials to proper locations and supports circulation duties.

Provide assistance to library customers with basic reference questions.

Respond to technical services calls and assists with problems with the fax machines, public copiers, pay-for-print stations, vending machines, and printers.

Submit and monitor technical reports for library technology service issues.

Perform other public service and general clerical support tasks as assigned.

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Collections Support Specialist , University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Collections Support Specialist

Library Associate 1

University of Florida

George A Smathers Libraries

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an Collections Support Specialist to coordinate daily unit operations associated with use-driven acquisitions plans, vendor ordering platforms, and domestic and foreign approval plans. The position serves at an intermediate level within the Collections Support Unit in the Acquisitions and Collections Services Department, and utilizes technical expertise in the library's Integrated Library System (ILS), access and discovery tools, and other library or third-party systems, and administration and maintenance of automated acquisitions and discovery processes as well as functional expertise in library acquisitions, to track and troubleshoot orders, invoices, access, and discoverability.

 

The search will remain open until September 19, 2019, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Contract Archivist, National Postal Museum, Washington D.C.

The National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institutioninvites prospective vendors to submit quotes for the services described in the attached Statement of Work and Request for Quotes. This solicitation in no way obligates the Smithsonian Institution to award a contract nor does it commit the Smithsonian Institution to pay any costs incurred in preparing and submitting your quote.


Your quote must be submitted via E-mail to NPMResearchChair@si.edu on or before Monday, September 30 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time. Quotes that do not address all requirements of thisRequest for Quotes and the attached Statement of Work may be rejected. Quotes submitted in response to this RFQ must be delivered via E-mail.

Send any questions via E-mail to NPMResearchChair@si.edu. Answers to any questions received will be posted at https://postalmuseum.si.edu/about/pdf/NPM_Contract_Archivist_SOW-RFQ.pdf.

Prospective vendors must possess a valid DUNS number and maintain an active registration in the federal System for Award Management (SAM) in order to receive a contract from the Smithsonian Institution. Insurance and additional enrollment forms may also be required.

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NNLM PNR Research & Data Coordinator -Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The UW Libraries seeks an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine. This position will be one of a team of four coordinators in the RML and will report to the NNLM PNR Associate Director. Application Deadline is September 19, 2019.


Apply online here: https://apply.interfolio.com/67095

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Charles Stuart University, Wagga Wagga, AUS

Reference no: 492996
Work type: Continuing - Full Time
Location: Wagga Wagga
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

  • Progress an active research and teaching career
  • Join one of the biggest schools in information studies in the world
  • Flexible working arrangements and relocation assistance available


The Role

  • Continuing, Full Time
  • Level B/C - AU$94,478 to AU$133,238 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Wagga Wagga


Actively contribute to teaching, research and curriculum development in the School of Information Studies teaching a range of subjects utilising a range of delivery modes. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to develop and progress an active research profile aligned to the strategic direction of the School.

The successful candidate will be appointed as either a Lecturer in Information Studies (similar to Assistant Professor in North America) or as a Senior Lecturer in Information Studies (similar to Associate Professor in North America).

The successful candidate would normally be required to work at the CSU campus at Wagga Wagga, although in some instances a flexible working arrangement, where the candidate is based off campus in another location in Australia, may be negotiable.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification appropriate to the level being applied for, or equivalent accreditation and standing
  • A record of research relevant to the discipline
  • Evidence of the delivery of high quality student centred learning and teaching
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Information Studies with ability to teach and research in information organisation, archives and records, or scholarly communication


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 1,700 students, playing a key role in the information professions. The University's research in Library and Information Studies was rated 'above world standard' in the recent national assessment exercise (Excellence in Research for Australia) conducted by the Australian Research Council.

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.

Further Information
Additional information is available in the position description(s):

or by contacting:

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kennan | Acting Head, School of Information Studies | mkennan@csu.edu.au | Ph: +612 6933 4893

Closing Date: 11pm, 15 September 2019

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Four Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Faculty Positions, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Four Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Faculty Positions
Syracuse University School of Information Studies

Syracuse University's School of Information Studies (the iSchool, ischool.syr.edu) seeks scholars and leaders to fill four Assistant Professor (tenure track) faculty positions to start in Fall 2020. Exceptional candidates may be considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Successful candidates will have a productive program of research in an information-related field and be able to contribute to the development of students and courses in our degree programs in information management and technology, data science and data analytics, library and information science (including school media), and information science and technology.

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

We are specifically seeking applicants with interests in one of four areas:  

1) network social dynamics, including causal networks, network science, social cognition, social contagion, relationship science, social networks or group decision making (position #074733).

2) augmented cognition, including forecasting, prediction systems, artificial intelligence, recommender systems, deep learning, data fusion, voting systems, machine learning, agent-based modeling, distributed cognition, human factors and collective behavior (position #074725).

3) data-centered and big data approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship  (position #074726).

4) technical, behavioral and/or social approaches to address security and privacy for trustworthy cyberspace (position #074727).

Positions 1 and 2 are part of an Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Autonomous Systems and Policy. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions for a cluster in the areas of augmented cognition and autonomous systems. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths and will participate in an organized cluster that spans the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, the College of Law, the Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and of Psychology and the School of Information Studies.

Position 3 is part of an Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in Innovation and Entrepreneurship that has the goal of building an Innovation Living-Learning Ecosystem at the University. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions for a cluster in the areas of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths and will participate in an organized cluster that spans the Colleges of Visual & Performing Arts, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Whitman School of Management, the School of Information Studies as well as the Syracuse University Libraries.

Position 4 is part of an Invest Syracuse Signature Hire Initiative to strengthen teaching and research capacity in security for trustworthy cyberspace in the School of Information Studies. Signature hires should contribute to the national and international reputation of Syracuse University and translate their success into practical, real-world action with their students.

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

A completed Ph.D. in a relevant field of study or the expectation of completion of the Ph.D. by August 2020 is required. The School is committed to professional development for junior faculty, and provides excellent mentoring and support.

Application process
Applications--including 1) a personal statement, including a cover letter outlining the applicant's interests and qualifications and including which position is being applied for plus short statements describing interests and accomplishments in research and in teaching; 2) a current curriculum vitae; and 3) names and contact information of at least three references--should be submitted at www.sujobopps.com.

All applications will be held in strict confidence; we will seek references only from finalists. We are pleased to speak with interested applicants ahead of submitting materials.

Screening of applications began in October 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Direct questions to Professor Kevin Crowston, search committee chair, crowston@syr.edu.  

About the iSchool at Syracuse University
Located at the center of picturesque Syracuse University, the iSchool prides itself on being a thought leader in both scholarship and instruction. Our faculty have recognized strengths in information retrieval, information management, library programs and services, natural language processing, computational social science, online communities, civic participation, new forms of organization and collaboration, information and communications policy, smart energy systems, digital literacy, information privacy and security, globalization, data science, entrepreneurship, social media, social computing and other areas.

The iSchool has five degree programs and numerous certificate programs, with an enrollment of 29 doctoral students, 1084 masters students and 642 undergraduate majors, led by 43 full-time faculty and more than 100 part-time faculty. The iSchool is ranked #4 overall by US News and World Report for library and information science and #2 for information systems and #6 in the QS World University Rankings (2019). Faculty teach in the classroom and/or prepare and oversee delivery of online courses (with a typical allocation of two campus courses per semester), and mentor and advise undergraduate, masters and doctoral students.

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

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

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

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

The University is proud to offer a benefit program that is family-friendly, progressive, and responsive to the diversity of our community. Full-time faculty members are eligible for dependent tuition benefits, family medical leave and, in addition to maternity/disability leave, parental leave (primary caregivers of either gender may apply). The Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion & Resolution Services coordinates workplace accommodations for faculty and staff, guiding the ongoing development of an accessible university that embraces disability as an aspect of diversity.

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Assistant Professor (2 positions), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for two Assistant Professors for an academic year appointment, tenure-track position, with responsibilities for teaching, advising, maintaining a personal research program, participating in professional activities, and serving on university committees. The faculty appointments will be part of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) program which offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, housed in the School of Information Science (http://ci.uky.edu/sis), in conjunction with other faculties within the College of Communication and Information, a member of the iSchool consortium. Candidates will be expected to teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels, both online and face to face. 


For more information about the positions, please see: https://ci.uky.edu/sis/sites/default/files/2019%20position%20announcement.pdf  

For more information on Lexington and the surrounding area, please see:

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Liaison Librarian for Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin, TX

The University of Texas Libraries invites applications for the position of Liaison Librarian for Fine Arts. This position will provide innovative services to faculty and students in the fine arts and related units. They will serve as a member of the Teaching and Learning Engagement Team within the Academic Engagement division. Strong candidates will have an enthusiasm for supporting scholarship and teaching in art and design fields. They will be self-starters who communicate effectively and appreciate a varied and evolving work environment.

To receive full consideration, complete application materials are due by the date of first review on Friday, September 13th, 2019.

To review a complete listing of responsibilities, qualifications, and salary information, and to apply, please visit the UT Austin Job Board.

Humanities Liaison Librarian for Fine Arts (Assistant Librarian) posting R_00005281: https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Humanities-Liaison-Librarian-for-Fine-Arts_R_00005281

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups. We welcome and respect 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 University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Librarian for History and Area Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for History and area studies actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the designated departments and programs, and provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.

 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the work of faculty and students in History, History of Science and Technology, and area studies programs to be determined based on the candidate's education, experience, and interest.
  • Analyze trends in assigned departments' and programs' teaching and research programs to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications in the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.
  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Apply pedagogical best practices, including the ACRL Framework, to provide research and information literacy support to students and faculty. 
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of library issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital scholarship, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections' unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • MLIS or equivalent and a Master's degree in a related field.
  • Three years professional library experience required.
  • Solid command of the history and major trends in research and scholarly publishing in assigned areas, including digital scholarship and dissemination.
  • Experience in an academic or research library.
  • Experience with collection development and management for general collections, rare books, and manuscripts.
  • Demonstrated active engagement with collections through exhibits, digital initiatives, or similar.
  • Experience in developing and delivering innovative instruction and research support services.
  • Working knowledge of at least one Western European language.
  • Exemplary goal-orientation and self-management abilities.
  • An attitude of energy, initiative, innovation, drive, and team-orientation.
  • Advanced cultural competency that demonstrates an interest in participating in and leading discussions, initiatives, and collection development activities that reflect diversity and inclusion issues relevant to students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a technologically sophisticated and rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Outward-facing, user-centered service orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment.
  • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.

Read full job description and apply online here.

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Librarian III, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for Modern European Languages and Literature actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the German and Romance Languages and Literature department and the Comparative Thought and Literature department. Librarian III provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.  S/he analyzes trends in humanities teaching and research programs, including the growing use of digital humanities tools and practices, to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications and uses this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.

 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Actively promote the use of these collections through programmatic outreach, awareness, public programs, and instructional activities.
  • Research digital humanities technologies and methodologies and promote their role in research and teaching to faculty and students.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital humanities, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections' unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • MLIS or equivalent and a Master's degree in a related field required
  • B.A. in one European language, and working knowledge of a second European language
  • Experience in an academic or research library
  • Three years related experience required
  • Experience in developing and delivering innovative instruction and research support services

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population


Read the full job description and apply online here.

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Multiple Locations, WA

Librarian (Children's)


Location: Marysville
Pay Range: $5,425.33 - $7,486.27 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18240

Closing Date: September 3, 2019

This full-time Children's Librarian position will have a focus on providing programming for children's services and may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs. Candidates who are bi-lingual or multi-lingual are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary
Provides professional information services, instruction, reader's advisory, and programming services for library customers at various locations.

Essential Functions
Provides professional research assistance to customers, either in-person, over the phone, or electronically.

Assists with collection maintenance duties for materials and resources in various formats.

Develops and presents various library programs with a focus on children ( early literacy, educators. parents and caregivers.)  

Creates and curates online content to meet community needs and interests.

Assists in development and evaluation of library services in line with the strategic focus.

Represent the library to a wide variety of community groups.

Apply online here



Public Services Assistant I

Location: Mill Creek
Pay Range: $17.58 - $24.18
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 18276

Closing Date: August 30, 2019

This position works a 15-hour per week schedule which may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Perform basic public service and library support tasks at one or more community libraries or Library on Wheels to contribute to their effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide assistance at the library circulation desk, answers phones, checks library materials in and out, registers customers for library cards, and orders various library materials.

Assist customers with self-checkout machines and answers questions in the hold areas.

Return library materials to proper locations and supports circulation duties.

Provide assistance to library customers with basic reference questions.

Respond to technical services calls and assists with problems with the fax machines, public copiers, pay-for-print stations, vending machines, and printers.

Submit and monitor technical reports for library technology service issues.

Perform other public service and general clerical support tasks as assigned.

Apply online here



Public Services Assistant I

Location: Snohomish
Pay Range: $17.58 - $24.18
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 18274

Closing Date: August 23, 2019

NOTE: If you applied to the previous Snohomish Public Services Assistant posting, your application is still under consideration and you do not need to reapply.

This position works a 15-hour per week schedule which may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Perform basic public service and library support tasks at one or more community libraries or Library on Wheels to contribute to their effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide assistance at the library circulation desk, answers phones, checks library materials in and out, registers customers for library cards, and orders various library materials.

Assist customers with self-checkout machines and answers questions in the hold areas.

Return library materials to proper locations and supports circulation duties.

Provide assistance to library customers with basic reference questions.

Respond to technical services calls and assists with problems with the fax machines, public copiers, pay-for-print stations, vending machines, and printers.

Submit and monitor technical reports for library technology service issues.

Perform other public service and general clerical support tasks as assigned.

Apply online here


Library Associate

Location: Lynnwood
Pay Range: $24.84 - $34.04
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18106

Closing Date: August 21, 2019

The full-time Library Associate  position will have a focus on providing programming for children's services and may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.

Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.

Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.

Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.

Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.

Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.

Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.

May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.

Apply online here

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Project Archivist, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

The Jane Kessler Memorial Archives at Penland School of Craft (the archives) collects, preserves, and makes available the records of Penland School. The archives' collections track the evolution of Penland from its beginning during the Appalachian Craft Revival into the influential adult education center that it is today. The archives collects not only the administrative records of the school, but also holds manuscript collections, maps and architectural drawings, image and audio-visual collections, objects and artifacts, and selected print materials. The archives is the only permanent collecting entity at the school.


Under the supervision of the Archivist, the Project Archivist will manage a grant-supported project that focuses on preserving at-risk audio-visual materials through digitization. This will include planning and managing the digitization of those materials by others, the implementation of a digital asset management system (DAM) for the archives, and the transfer of digital media files to the DAM. All project materials will be catalogued into the archives' existing ArchivesSpace database and records will be linked with the DAM. Planning for sustainable solutions for the management and preservation of digital files, ensuring access to these resources, and documentation of the project itself, are critical components of this work.


Please see the full job description at https://penland.org/about/jobs-internships/. The funding for this project has been secured through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the project archivist will be responsible for maintaining accurate records of project activities and outcomes that will be included in periodic reports to NEH.



JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In collaboration with the archivist, plans for the effective preservation, access, and security of the collections as a whole and specifically develops and implements policies and procedures for the digital collections
  • Works with an external vendor to schedule and monitor digitization of 16mm film, and multiple formats of analog video and audio tapes
  • Arranges for the disposition of the resulting digital files
  • Conducts research and conveys findings by writing archival finding aids, project blogs, and Instagram posts
  • Arranges and describes simple and complex archival collections comprised mainly of visual resources, in accordance with accepted professional standards
  • Manages ingest, storage, and retrieval of digital assets; establishes protocols for downloading, renaming, backing up, rating, grouping, optimizing, maintaining and exporting digital media files
  • Familiarity with metadata schemas specific to visual resources and media files
  • Also consults with the school's IT Manager and Communications Manager to ensure open communications, systems compatibility, and to establish high standards that ensure the successful transfer and secure storage of all project materials


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Required: Formal training and professional experience--in a museum, library or archives setting--with digital archives and digital preservation
  • Preferred: Master's Degree or Master's level certificate in archives from an accredited program, with at least one year of professional experience directly related to the described responsibilities. Will consider applicant's with Bachelor's level training in museum studies, material culture, public history, digital collections, or related fields, with significant professional experience directly related to the described responsibilities


OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Background and interest in art/craft/design history, or material culture
  • Demonstrated experience with digital visual resource collections
  • Proficiency using ArchivesSpace or other collections management software
  • Experience implementing DAMs and using digital curation tools
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills
  • Ability to bend, reach, and lift boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs


Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to work at a computer. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls and to talk fluently and to hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and to walk in areas of the campus with uneven terrain. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


Compensation:
Compensation discussions are a part of the interviewing process. Employees at Penland enjoy competitive pay, engaging benefits and a unique work environment of creative inquiry. We have a variety of seasonal, part-time and full-time positions. Classes are offered in the spring, summer and fall with a short winter residency in January and February. For more information about Penland, please visit http://penland.org/index.html.


Penland School of Crafts believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to fulfilling its mission. We want to inspire and nurture the human spirit, and we value the perspectives and contributions of all people. We want the Penland experience to include varied ideas, world views, and personal characteristics. Penland is committed to being a community that welcomes and respects everyone regardless of age, ability, ethnicity, race, religion, philosophical or political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, geographic origin, and socioeconomic status. We are committed to providing an environment free of discrimination.


To Apply:
The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by September 20, 2019. Send resume, 3 references and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position to Sally Loftis, Human Resources Manager, at hrmanager@penland.org.

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Teaching & Undergraduate Services Librarian, Columbia University, New York, NY

The Teaching & Undergraduate Services Librarian meets the library-oriented learning and research needs of Columbia's diverse undergraduate student communities. The Librarian works to build a sustained program of excellent library teaching and learning centered on undergraduate curricula, connecting that program with the Libraries' support for the teaching and learning needs of graduate students and faculty, and collaborating with the University's Center for Teaching & Learning, the Writing Center, and additional partners. The Librarian helps other library staff members to develop as instructors, engages in ongoing teaching and learning assessment, and keeps up with scholarly and professional trends. The Librarian also collects and maintains library materials for undergraduate populations, including for the Milstein undergraduate collection. As part of the Humanities & Global Studies department, the Librarian is responsible for research consultations, instructional services, and front-line research support in person and online.

Major Responsibilities:
- Strategically coordinate and participate in the Libraries' instruction program
- Serve as a mentor to other instruction librarians
- Promote library services to undergraduate students through creative programming and partnerships
- In collaboration with Assessment and Analytics team, evaluate student learning, librarian teaching, and instruction-program success.
- Develop relationships with campus partners
- Select and evaluate materials for undergraduate collections; manage designated budgets for these collections
- Provide front-line research support in person and online
- Keep up with evolving scholarly and professional trends; contribute to the profession locally and beyond

Minimum Qualifications:
- MLS or MEd or equivalent Masters in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Formal or informal experience teaching and using instructional technologies in an academic setting
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- A strong public service ethos and commitment to the values of a liberal arts education
- Commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion


Apply online at: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3796

As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.

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Electronic Resources and Collections Librarian, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library, Maywood, IL

Description
The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library Electronic Resources librarian is collaborative, proactive, and service-oriented and applies innovative approaches to electronic resources and collections operations. This position is responsible for providing leadership for strategic development and management of the life cycle of new and existing electronic resources, discovery tools, and cataloging for all library resources in all formats. The librarian proactively solicits input from faculty students, and staff, adeptly promotes HSL collections and resources, and skillfully responds to Health Sciences campus resource needs. Reporting to the Director, this accomplished professional will join a small and dynamic team of talented librarians and capably manage change in an evolving technological environment.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a robust collection of electronic books, article databases, journals and other resources in support of stakeholder needs and University strategic mission
  • Lead cataloging and discovery services operations by setting well-articulated goals in concert with the Library mission. Communicate goals and policy to faculty, staff, and students
  • Maintain timely and accurate metadata about the library's resources in a variety of systems, such as the Integrated Library System (ILS), the Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS), link resolver, A-Z lists, and discovery tool
  • Manage internal software including EZProxy, Serials Solutions, and Primo/Alma
  • Design and manage collections budget to ensure judicious and timely expenditure of funds
  • Apply usage statistics and other assessment data to identify needs, evaluate current and potential licenses and to support renewals, alternative access options, and withdrawal
  • Provide detailed collection policies that define the scope and level of collections and effectively communicate them to stakeholders
  • Establish and document workflows, processes, and best practices for electronic resources acquisition, licensing, implementation, assessment, and budget
  • Develop and maintain productive and positive relationships with vendors, colleagues, faculty, students and staff


Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree
  • 3 - 5 years of professional library experience with progressive responsibilities in technical service in an academic, research, or health sciences library
  • Proven experience researching, implementing, and assessing electronic tools and resources
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Experience in setting up, providing access to, and troubleshooting issues with electronic resources through database and web page maintenance, cataloging, proxy server, and OpenURL linking
  • Demonstrated expertise with  copy cataloging of print, electronic, and other formatted materials
  • Familiarity with local ILS, OCLC Connexion, and working knowledge of MARC editors
  • Demonstrated knowledge of classification standards (MeSH and LCSH), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MARC, DACS);
  • Working knowledge of common and emerging metadata standards such as: MARCXML, Dublin Core, MODS, XML, XSLT


Preferred Qualifications

  • Flexibility, initiative, and a sense of humor
  • Proven project management skills
  • Familiarity with biomedical research and experience searching biomedical and other health-related information resources and citation management systems
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as R, Python, Ruby or JavaScript
  • Strong commitment to working in a diverse and collegial atmosphere that offers ample opportunities for innovation and professional growth


Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted online: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/11760 and include a letter of application and a curriculum vitae.   Relocation assistance will not be provided.  The position will remain open until filled.



About Loyola University Chicago - Health Sciences Division
Loyola University Chicago is a nationally recognized urban university founded in 1870 in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.  The Health Sciences Library is located in Maywood, IL and supports nursing, medical, graduate biomedical, bioethics, and public health education and the Loyola University Medical Center. Loyola is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer/educator and is committed to a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

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Access Services Librarian, University of the District of Columbia, Washington D.C.

The University of the District of Columbia is currently seeking candidates for the position of Access Services Librarian. This highly visible position supports the mission of the university and division by overseeing all aspects of the library's circulation and reserves operations (Alma/Primo VE/ILLiad/Springshare). Reporting to the director of the library, the librarian works collaboratively with circulation staff and librarians to enhance existing access services and develop new services, policies, and strategies, with an emphasis on superior customer service. The librarian diplomatically responds to patron concerns, complaints, and suggestions. This is a 12-month position. Some evening and weekend work is required. 

 

The only public institution of higher education in the nation's capital, the University of the District of Columbia is a land grant institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality, career focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to launch, enhance, or change careers. The University is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), which manages the shared integrated library catalog, the high-density off-site shared collections facility, the consortium and interlibrary loan systems, the Islandora digital repository, and other initiatives. Librarians are expected to serve on appropriate WRLC committees and other task forces, as assigned.

 

Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit:

https://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxho8x9t?preview=1

 

Please note that as this is a tenure-track faculty position, the posting includes standard language from the University regarding terminal degrees and teaching. However, this librarian position does not involve teaching so those without teaching experience should not hesitate to apply. The MLS is the appropriate terminal degree for librarians.

Applications received before September 9, 2019 will receive first consideration.

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K-12 Teacher-Librarian, Peak to Peak, Lafayette, CO

SUMMARY
All employees and volunteers at Peak to Peak work together to fulfill the Peak to Peak mission statement. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountabilities for this position; however, Peak to Peak expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and very successful outcomes for our students. Values we hold high are: trustworthiness, honesty, diligence, open communication, fairness, and politeness, and we expect to see them evidenced in our staff, parents, and students.

The K-12 Teacher-Librarian partners with the instructional staff in the development of student literacy through the administration of the library, providing specialized instruction to students, and overseeing the selection, organization, utilization and maintenance of the library resources. Committed to the process of collaboration, the K-12 Teacher-Librarian works closely with other K-12 Library Media Center staff, the Principals of the elementary and secondary programs, the faculty, parents and students to achieve academic and personal success for students. The K-12 Teacher-Librarian reports to the Elementary Principal and is a key member of the library staff.  


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field required
  • Master's degree in Library Science and/or teaching experience is strongly preferred
  • Desire to work collaboratively in an academically rigorous, K-12 setting
  • Demonstrated experience building and managing library collections or working with automated library systems
  • Experience with college prep settings, academic research, and/or Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs
  • Proficient with variety of computer programs such as Google Apps or Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive, collaborative approach
  • Expert-level written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and skills in the following areas:  relationship and community building, communication, conflict resolution, creativity, problem solving, decision making and time management
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills
  • Strong self-starter; able to work with limited direction
  • Ability to apply superb judgment
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Character Education
  • Entrepreneurial outlook and charter school commitment

Read the full job description here.

Apply here: https://www.peaktopeak.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=5827&ViewID=7b97f7ed-8e5e-4120-848f-a8b4987d588f&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=5835&PageID=213

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Preservation and Exhibits Specialist, The Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ

The Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for a Preservation and Exhibits Specialist. The Princeton Theological Seminary Library strengthens teaching, inspires learning, broadens access, fosters research, embraces change, and advances and preserves knowledge, in support of the Seminary's mission. Shaped by two centuries of development, the Library embraces its role at the intersection of the theological record and the community of scholars; continues Princeton Seminary's commitment to build collections of depth; and promotes an environment of broad access to the theological heritage.

The Preservation and Exhibits Specialist is a new position that will provide expertise and services to enable the library to successfully preserve its general and special collections, including physical treatment and repair, exhibit management, and other collection care and management initiatives. This is an opportunity to create the library's first preservation program, including defining needs, establishing goals, objectives, and plans, building on a preservation plan developed by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts this year. The position reports to the Director of Collection Services and Assessment.

Apply: Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, resume and complete the application available at https://www.ptsem.edu/about/employment, where the full job description may be found.

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Digital Archivist, The HistoryMakers, Chicago, IL

The HistoryMakers seeks to hire a Digital Archivist to oversee the processing and maintenance of The HistoryMakers collection. The Digital Archivist will be responsible for the planning and implementation of preservation, cataloguing and records management systems for The HistoryMakers video collection,
databases and paper records. The collection currently consists of 30,000 video assets, hundreds of thousands of files documenting the interview process, organizational records, special collections
consisting of events, programs and education initiatives developed by The HistoryMakers as well as multiple FileMaker Pro databases documenting all of The HistoryMakers work.


The Digital Archivist will:

  • Process, arrange and catalog the current collection of videotaped and born digital oral history interviews(each interview averages 3-6 hours in length and send them to the Library of Congress, The HistoryMakers permanent repository;
  • Adhere to The HistoryMakers policies and procedures for managing born-digital materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access.
  • Manage The HistoryMakers digital collections in accordance with its already established metadata schema, controlled vocabularies, and exercise quality control of the software, equipment and metadata records.
  • Provide access to The HistoryMakers collection by creating finding aids, item descriptions and collection-level records to assist online researchers while maintaining controlled vocabularies and metadata standards in The HistoryMakers FileMaker databases and PBCore records;
  • Work to process the backlog of unprocessed materials and work to ensure that all collections in order to ensure the accessibility of The HistoryMakers archival collection. This includes maintaining the appropriate intellectual organization and digital storage structure, analyzing the intellectual content of the source material, and conducting historical research for the preparation of metadata descriptions.
  • Assist in obtaining internal and external grant funding for processing projects and making the collection accessible.
  • Attend conferences to exhibit The HistoryMakers Digital Archive and represent The HistoryMakers as well as present on panels about The HistoryMakers work, policies and procedures. Also, remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, consulting with experts in the field and attending training and/or courses required by The HistoryMakers.

 

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in African American or American history, library science with a concentration in archival management, or other related field. The candidate must have 2-4 years prior experience working in an archive or library with video/AV material resources.


The candidate will have:

  • Work experience with FileMaker Pro and Oxygen
  • Knowledge of standards in moving-image cataloging and the creation of finding aids including knowledge of EAD and EAC-CFP;
  • Experience with videotape formats, in particular Beta cam SP, ¾' and VHS tapes; and migrating collections using an encoding system like Samma Solo;
  • Strong project planning and time management skills;
  • Familiarity with computer databases (i.e. Microsoft Access, Excel and FileMaker) and basic office software;
  • Ability to work in close cooperation with The HistoryMakers Founder & President and our Consulting Archivist

 

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The HistoryMakers also offers a competitive benefits package that includes 403(b), PTO, health, vision and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement and school loan repayment assistance.

The HistoryMakers
The HistoryMakers, a 501(c) (3) national nonprofit organization headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is dedicated to recording and preserving the personal histories of well-known and unsung African
Americans. It is the largest video oral history archive of its kind, and the only massive attempt, since the WPA Slave Narratives of the 1930s, to record the African American experience by the first voice. In 2014, the Library of Congress became its permanent repository. The HistoryMakers Collection now numbers over 10,000 hours (3,100 interviews) of first person testimony recorded in over 413 cities and towns including international locations like Norway, the Caribbean, and Mexico. The earliest memory in the collection dates back to the 1700s.


To access The HistoryMakers Digital Archive, Go to: https://www.thehistorymakers.org/ . Click "Sign Up/Login" at the top of the page and enter the below username and password -
Username: demo
Password: July2019
Once logged in, hover over Explore The HistoryMakers Archives at the top left of the page and click The HistoryMakers Digital Archive.

For a look at our current projects, please visit: www.thehistorymakers.org.

Please send resumes to:
The HistoryMakers
1900 S. Michigan Ave. | Chicago, IL 60616
info@thehistorymakers.org

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Multiple Positions, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

The University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies invites applications for two positions:

  1. Open-rank tenured/tenure-track position in Applied Technology/Data Science, to start Fall 2020
  2. One-year lecturer position in Applied Technology in LIS, to start Spring 2020

Following are the detailed descriptions of these positions:

TENURE TRACK POSITION: APPLIED TECHNOLOGY / DATA SCIENCE

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

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

The position is based on the Norman campus and will begin August 16, 2020. The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, please go here: https://apply.interfolio.com/58616

The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further benefits information please access the Human Resources website at http://hr.ou.edu/


 

LECTURER POSITION, One-year: APPLIED TECHNOLOGY in LIS


The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a temporary, one-year lecturer position with a focus on Applied Technology in LIS. The lecturer will teach the introduction to technology course that is required for undergraduate majors and MLIS students, additional classes that match their expertise, and act as faculty supervisor for undergraduate internships. The ideal candidate must have experience teaching online courses. A completed Ph.D. is preferred.

The position will cover four courses in Spring 2020, one course in Summer 2020, and two courses in Fall 2020. The lecturer will supervise approximately five undergraduate internships in each of Spring, Summer, and Fall (total of around fifteen internships). The lecturer will also engage in service activities such as serving on SLIS committees and attending faculty meetings.

The position is based on the Norman campus and will begin January 2020. For more information, please contact the School at 405-325-3921 or email Susan Burke sburke@ou.edu.

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Head of Electronic Resources Acquisitions, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The Indiana University Libraries seek an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative Head of Electronic Resources Acquisitions.  Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions in the Technical Services Department, the Head of Electronic Resources Acquisitions will provide leadership and expertise in managing all aspects of the library electronic resources life-cycle, and will play a pivotal role in the Libraries' efforts to meet current and emerging information needs as well as new models of electronic resources procurement, management, and licensing.  The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues across the Libraries, the Bloomington campus, and the Indiana University system of campuses in support of the Libraries' licensed electronic resources program.  The successful candidate will also serve as the primary liaison with publishers, content providers, and consortia in support of electronic resources acquisitions, management, and licensing for Indiana University Libraries.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and manage electronic resources acquisitions at Indiana University Libraries including trials, procurement, licensing, price negotiation and cost model development, and ongoing subscription and access management
  • Manage the daily activities of the electronic resources acquisitions operation and supervise, direct, and support three full-time employees
  • Lead and innovate in the development of workflows and policies for managing the electronic resources life-cycle
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with appropriate personnel in library units (e.g. Collections, Library Technologies, Research & Learning Services), campus units (e.g. Office of General Counsel, Offices of Vice President and Vice Provost for Research, University Information Technology Services), and the regional campuses
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external entities including content providers, publishers, and library consortia
  • Serve and contribute to applicable management teams and represent the Libraries at the local, state, and national level


QUALIFICATIONS
Required

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree or advanced degree in relevant field appropriate to the licensing and management of electronic resources
  • Two years of experience in management and supervision of employees
  • Two years of electronic resources life-cycle management in an academic setting, including acquisitions, licensing, and access management
  • Experience reviewing and negotiating license agreements in an academic setting; knowledge of the legal framework in which academic libraries operate
  • Experience evaluating and negotiating electronic resource pricing; knowledge of electronic resource pricing models and concepts
  • Ability to exercise initiative, flexibility, and creativity in troubleshooting procurement and access problems with electronic resources; ability to take a user-centered approach in management of electronic resources
  • Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging trends, practices, and tools in electronic resources life-cycle management [e.g. OpenURL, KBART, ERM, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI]
  • Demonstrated analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizations skills; ability to represent the library effectively and positively
  • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including library colleagues, faculty, content providers
  • Demonstrated understanding of the values of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/indiana-university-libraries-diversi...)
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure or tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-li...)


Preferred

  • Experience in a SirsiDynix Symphony environment
  • Experience using Ex Libris 360 Management Services
  • Experience in project management, such as the implementation of/transition to a new system [e.g. ILS, resource management tool]
  • Experience as a leader, including coaching, motivating, and mentoring
  • Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging trends in academic libraries [e.g. Scholarly Publishing, Open Access, Digital Humanities]
  • Familiarity with academic library fund and budget management, including allocations, encumbrances, expenditures


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

 

TO APPLY

Applications received by Friday, August 30, 2019, will be given full consideration.   The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

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

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Digital Library Application Programmer, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida invites applications for the position Digital Library Application Programmer.  As a member of the Library Technology Services Department, Digital Development Unit, the Digital Library Application Programmer performs duties related to the creation and support of software applications for the Libraries' Digital Support Services Department and develops applications and services with an emphasis on the digital library system. Under general direction of the unit head, works to design, develop, test, and deploy digital library applications including software to assist in internal digital workflow and operations. The Digital Library Application Programmer gathers requirements, develops applications, and provides support for digital services and applications.

 

To support all students, staff and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, and perspectives.

 

The Library Technology Services Department serves as the focal point for planning, managing and coordinating technology-based Information Resources that support Library operations. The networked environment that exists in the Libraries is switched Ethernet and wireless. The Library Technology Services Department manages approximately 34 servers that support over 625 workstations and 250 mobile devices used by 250 staff and over 3 million annual patrons located in nine different buildings.

The search will remain open until September 3, 2019, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Archives Operations Coordinator/Digital Services Archivist, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA

The University Library's Gerth Archives and Special Collections at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (12-month) with the appointment starting in Fall 2019.

For more information see: https://www.csudh.edu/library/ and https://www.csudh.edu/libarchives/


Responsibilities:
Working independently and with stakeholders, the Archives Operations Coordinator/Digital Services Archivist directs the daily work of archival professionals processing and making available archival materials.  Also, this person provides leadership, vision, and support for the Library's Gerth Archives and Special Collections Department's digital assets and digital archives programs and projects. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, with operational oversight from the Director of Archives & Special Collections, the person will lead the development of a new digital curation and preservation program in the Gerth Archives. The Archivist will also oversee the development of all digital collections projects, recommend and administer a DAMS (Digital Asset Management System) and administer all CMS (Collection Management System) activities, and work collaboratively with colleagues in the department and library to further digital collections and digital asset management activities.

The University Library's Gerth Archives and Special Collections at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) seeks an innovative, dynamic, enthusiastic, collaborative, and service-minded skilled professional to join the Gerth Archives and Special Collections department as the Archives Operations Coordinator/Digital Archivist. Library Faculty in the CSUDH Library have positions that enable them to provide leadership and coordination for a functional area as well as within a content area. Under the direction of the Director, Archives and Special Collections, the successful candidate will:

  •  Coordinate the day-to-day operations for processing and making accessible archival collections.  Assign work, train, and supervise employees, student assistants, and interns.
  • Review infrastructure needs to improve the workflow and processing of archival collections. Develop workflows, policies and procedures for efficient and effective archival processing in consultation with all Gerth Archives professionals.
  • Lead and provide expertise in the development of mission and vision statements for the Gerth Archives.
  • Provide expertise, leadership, and vision in administration of both existing digital collections and the creation of new digital collection projects. Plan, implement, communicate, and oversee the digital curation and preservation program for identification and prioritization of digital asset curation and preservation activities. This includes but is not limited to conducting surveys, developing needs assessments, providing oversight for the processing, maintenance, and preservation of digital content, their carriers, and any associated metadata.
  • Lead and provide expertise in the creation, development, adoption, and adaptation of policies, strategies, workflows, processes, and practices related to digital curation and preservation program development.
  • Lead collaborative initiatives to develop best practices and standards for metadata creation across all digital projects including improving legacy metadata. 
  • Work with archivists and library personnel in the integration of descriptive metadata into existing discovery systems in the library.
  • Participate in generating archival assets for the CSUDH institutional repository in collaboration with Digital Initiatives Librarian.
  • Participate in instruction and department outreach activities to promote the Gerth Archives.
  • Build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill retention, tenure and promotion requirements.
  • Engage in professional development activities, conference presentations and peer-reviewed articles in support of the library and its digital initiatives.


The ideal candidate will have experience directing archival collections projects, supervising professionals, developing policies and procedures, and working as a Digital Archivist. This individual will have experience leading digital curation and preservation planning, and have engagement in the development of policies, procedures and workflows for digital curation and preservation. Additionally, this person will have knowledge of and experience with standards and best practices for the digitization, description, curation, access, and discoverability of archival collections. In addition to excellent interpersonal and communication skills, this candidate will bring an attitude of curiosity, creativity, and innovation to the Gerth Archives and Special Collections department.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or a related advanced degree.
  • Minimum of two years' professional experience in digital archives at an academic library, archives, historical society, or museum setting.
  • Experience directing and managing archival projects.
  • Experience supervising professional staff.
  • Experience with digital asset curation and preservation activities, practices, processes, workflows, and tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital asset lifecycle management and associated standards and frameworks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata content, structure, and preservation standards including MARC, EAD, DACS, MODs PREMIS, etc.
  • Knowledge of ARCHON, ArchivesSpace or other content management platform.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills
  • Excellent project and program management, analytic, and problem solving skills, attention to detail.
  • The ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, interns, community members and vendors in a diverse environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Library personnel, students, interns, and volunteers
  • Applicants must have experience in working with students and colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.


Preferred /Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to create policies and procedures for archival processing workflows.
  • Experience gathering, analyzing, and reporting data.
  • Experience using web archiving applications.
  • Knowledge of email archiving applications and workflows.
  • Strong understanding of digital forensic tools and workflows, experience maintaining hardware and specialized equipment for access to legacy media.
  • Knowledge of current best practices related to copyright and access for born-digital collections.
  • Coursework in digital curation and preservation.
  • Knowledge of effective pedagogical strategies for teaching students how to locate, evaluate, and use archival and special collections materials.


How To Apply:
The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in August, 2019. For full consideration, please submit your completed application no later than August 15, 2019.

Register your online application at New & Returning Applicants at https://www.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities/index and submit the following in a single pdf file:

- Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
- Cover letter
- List of 3 references with contact information
- Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)

For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to ghardy@csudh.edu or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

Applicants that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee when to submit their (3) three letters of recommendation directly to the email address of sbrasley@csudh.edu or you may mail directly to:

Dr. Stephanie Brasley
CSU, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street, (University Library, Room 5034)
Carson, CA  90747

The full job description and application can be found here.

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Research Support Librarian, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

The Research Support Librarian is a key member of the information, instruction, and reference team.  This position provides information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing with a focus on providing tools, skills and information support to foster research activities among emerging investigators. Other duties include reference and systematic review consultations, distance education student support, departmental liaison activities, and membership on various library and University committees. This position reports to the Director, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library.

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

  1. Performs online database searches and research consultations as requested to meet the scientific information needs of the research and academic community
  2. Provides training and support for systematic and scoping reviews.
  3. Provides training and support for PubMed, NCBI resources, and other specialized databases, including electronic collaboration platforms.
  4. Provides data management support, especially as related to data deposits, data citations, ontologies, best practices, and funder compliance.
  5. Works closely with the Research Scholarly Concentration in the SMHS, the SMHS Research Workforce Development office, the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, and doctoral programs in the health sciences, GWSPH and SON to support emerging researchers and investigators. 
  6. Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing, health sciences, and public health research courses.  Acts as a librarian facilitator for the Clinical Skills and Reasoning program in the medical curriculum.
  7. Makes recommendations for tools and resources needed to support the research community.
  8. Collaborates with the Scholarly Publishing and Metadata Librarian on research impact metrics and scholarly communications issues. Supports research impact measurement and visualization.  Consults on communicating research results widely. Promotes the creation of researcher profiles documenting skills, grants, publications, and collaborations.
  9. Works with researchers to identify collaborators, partners, and research opportunities.
  10. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and information services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
  11. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
  12. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  13. Participates in collection development activities for liaison departments. 
  14. Assists in management of research-related listservs and library e-mail accounts.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

Required:  MLS from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent combination of relevant Masters degree and research support experience. Demonstrated experience searching biomedical literature and using NCBI databases and tools. Demonstrated experience providing data management support. Demonstrated knowledge of the research lifecycle.  Experience with collaboration tools, statistical software, course management software, and development of online instructional modules or tutorials. Experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services OR experience providing educational and research technology support.

 

Preferred:  Experience producing and compiling research impact metrics.  Knowledge of bioinformatics software and scientific programming software such as R. Experience in providing advanced information services in an academic health sciences library, including assisting with systematic reviews. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons.

 

To ApplyTo be considered, applicants should complete an online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/66590 and upload a letter of interest and a current CV. Review of applications will begin on 6/14/19 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

The ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, collaborative and service-oriented Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections to develop and coordinate metadata initiatives for ASU Library's special collections and archival resources, including rare books, photographic and manuscript collections, and digital objects.

Working under the direction of the Head of Acquisition and Metadata Services, the Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections creates and edits metadata for physical and digital specialized collections and archival resources; develops priorities, policies and procedures in conjunction with archival, specialized collections, repository services and metadata staff; identifies and resolves metadata-related problems and issues; and creates, monitors and adjusts workflows as needed.

The Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections contributes to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC); provides training to metadata staff; participates in the creation, development and implementation of unit and team policies and procedures; and maintains a high-level working knowledge of national and international theory and practice pertaining to librarianship, specifically specialized collections.

A center of energy, imagination and innovation, ASU Library is home to eight library facilities across four ASU campus locations - providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers, and a suite of makerspaces and creative services. More information about the library can be found at lib.asu.edu.

Required qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and/or information science from an American Library Association accredited program
  • Minimum two years of experience with cataloging of specialized/distinctive collections and/or rare books
  • Working knowledge of AACR2 and/or RDA, DCRM(B), LCSH, LC classification system, and MARC content designation


Preferred qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of non-MARC metadata schema and standards, such as Dublin Core, MODS, EAD, DACS, and/or CCO
  • Experience providing original cataloging for specialized/distinctive collections and/or rare books, preferably in a large research library
  • Knowledge of authority control theory and practice
  • Experience with OCLC or similar utility and its practice
  • Experience with XML, XSLT, and/or other data normalization and transformation tools
  • Broad academic background, particularly in the humanities
  • Training experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English

Salary and Rank: This is a continuing track Academic Professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian and salary dependent upon experience.

Application Procedures: Application packet consists of a cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. The application should be sent as a single (one) complete electronic file to Lillie Johnson (Lillie.Johnson@asu.edu). Questions about the position should be directed to Daniel Jergovic, Head of Acquisitions and Metadata (daniel.jergovic@asu.edu).

Application Deadline: Application deadline is July 24, 2019; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.


Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. A background check is required for employment. For more information regarding ASU, visit our website: www.asu.edu. For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit www.visitarizona.com.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

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