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Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor & Librarian, University of Missouri-Columbia, Kansas City, MO

Non-Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor & Librarian School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri - Columbia

The iSchool at University of Missouri Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City 

The School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT), Missouri's iSchool, seeks a candidate for an innovative position that integrates teaching and professional practice with outreach and advocacy. This non-tenure track (NTT) position is housed within the University of Missouri-Columbia, but located at the University of Missouri - Kansas City campus.

This position builds on a successful cross-campus initiative first piloted in 2001, with the intention of providing on-site teaching, advising, and networking opportunities for SISLT students. The successful candidate will work in the Kansas City area, providing 30% of their contract time to UMKC, typically through library service (e.g., reference, collection management, etc.), and 70% of their time to MU by teaching courses, providing advising and practicum supervision to students in Kansas City and Western Missouri, promoting the iSchool in the Kansas City and Western Missouri region, and service to SISLT. The position serves as a liaison between SISLT and students, prospective students, and adjunct faculty in the Kansas City area. Courses are taught in both online and hybrid (using online and face-to-face meetings) modes. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science
  • Second master's degree or other graduate degree
  • Commitment to library and information science (LIS) and LIS education
  • Willingness to teach graduate-level courses in an online or hybrid environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in person and online, establishing networks with regional LIS practitioners to secure student practicums and internships, working with remote colleagues and regional liaisons
  • Ability to work closely with Kansas City area practitioners to secure student practicums and internships and develop relationships with stakeholders
  • Willingness and ability to travel to Columbia, MO and surrounding regions throughout the year
  • Willingness to actively participate in assessment activities.
  • Commitment to public service and enthusiasm for work in libraries and related fields
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors:

  • Experience teaching graduate-level courses in an online or hybrid environment
  • Ability to create and implement interactive or online learning environments, objects, and content
  • Evidence of service participation in state and national professional organizations
  • Proven project management ability and organizational skills
  • Ability to advise and provide instructional and practicum supervision to a diverse graduate student body
  • Strategies for maintaining a vibrant student community in the Kansas City areas
  • Teaching abilities in two or more of the following areas: cataloging and classification; collections access and management; library and educational services for distance students; budgeting and management skills for information agencies; copyright, business information; electronic resources; evaluation and assessment; advocacy and marketing; and/or online education and information technologies for teaching and learning.

About the iSchool/SISLT: The mission of the iSchool -- School of Information Science & Learning Technologies is to improve the professional practice of information specialists and learning technologists; advance research on information, learning, and performance; disseminate knowledge, products, and services to improve the quality of life for all; and advance the economic well-being of Missouri and the Nation. 

As a member of the iSchool consortium (http://ischools.org), SISLT faculty share the common fundamental interest of all iSchools in investigating and disseminating knowledge about the relationship between information, people, and technology. SISLT faculty demonstrate strong interdisciplinary collaboration among its members, with other academic units at the University of Missouri, national, and international partners.

The iSchool offers the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree in addition to Master of Science (MS) and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degrees in Educational Technology, a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Information Science & Learning Technologies, as well as Graduate Certificate programs in Digital Humanities; Usability and User Experience; and Online Learning. SISLT houses the only library and information science program in the State of Missouri that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). 

SISLT faculty maintain active research programs in areas including Library and Information Science, Digital Humanities, Information Literacy, Book and Media History, Information Behavior, Public Libraries, Archival Studies, Digital Scholarship, Services to Children and Teenagers, Learning Technologies, Games for Learning, and Social Computing.

SISLT is one of five academic units within the College of Education, all of which promote continuous improvement as one of the college's core values.

About the College of Education: The College of Education is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College has a student population of approximately 900 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students with 72 tenured/tenure-track and 25 full-time non-tenure track faculty members. The College is financially well positioned to invest in innovation. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $20 million with funded projects in research, instruction and public service. Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth. The College is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

About Miller Nichols Library and UMKC Miller Nichols Library is the largest library at a mid-sized university in the heart of Kansas City's vibrant, socially-conscious, and affordable community. The University has an institutionwide commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and strives to create a welcoming environment where faculty and staff feel valued for their contribution. The UMKC University Libraries are in the midst of several facility upgrades that will enhance student learning with collaborative learning spaces and technologies. The Libraries makes a commitment to supporting and developing all library faculty so that they may be successful in meeting university, library, and personal goals

UMKC is a comprehensive research university library at America's creative crossroads in an affordable and vibrant city seeks candidates with energy, creativity, flexibility, and strong commitment to public services.

UMKC exemplifies the values of education first, innovation, accountability, diversity, and collaboration. UMKC holds a firm commitment to engage and lead the larger community in a variety of ways appropriate to its status as a forward-thinking cultural, intellectual and educational center. The UMKC University Libraries are in the midst of several facility upgrades that will enhance student learning with collaborative learning spaces and innovative technologies.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Appointment: Non-tenure track twelve-month appointment beginning September 1, 2018

To Apply: Apply on-line at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php. Search for Job ID: 25373. All candidates should upload (a) a letter of application describing the position to which you are applying and detailing your qualifications for the position, including which classes or subject areas you are prepared to teach; (b) philosophy of teaching statement; (c) a syllabus for a course you have designed and/or taught, and (d) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application. For candidates applying at the Associate level, additionally send evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews). Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.

Please contact Associate Professor Denice Adkins, Search Committee Chair, adkinsde@missouri.edu for questions about the position.

Beginning Review Date: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 1, 2018; and continue until the position is filled.

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

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Digital Scholarship & Preservation Archivist, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI

The Andersen Library at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a Digital Scholarship and Preservation Archivist (Academic Archivist I or II).

JOB DETAILS:
The Digital Scholarship and Preservation Archivist oversees the University Archives, Andersen Library Special Collections, and Wisconsin Historical Society Area Research Center (ARC).  The position reports to the Director of the Library and serves as a member of the Library's management team which plays a leadership role in collaborative development of Library policies and strategic plans. The position is responsible for setting, implementing, assessing and reporting on short- and long-term operational goals and objectives for the Archives, Special Collections, and ARC in accordance with Andersen Library and UW-Whitewater strategic plan and unit goals. The position will be hired at the title of Academic Archivist I or II based on qualifications and experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Library Responsibilities

  1. Manage the overall operation of the University Archives / Area Research Center / Special Collections and evaluate department functions to meet the changing needs of the University Library and the University.
  • Establish policies, procedures, and standards for the selection of and access to digital and physical materials in these collections
  • Prioritize and monitor relevant budget allocation and resources
  • Supervise department staff


  2.  Appraise, organize, and describe manuscripts, oral recordings, artifacts, and other materials for the collections.

  3.  Develop policies and standards to support physical and electronic storage of collections and scholarship.

  4.  Maintain proper preservation methods to ensure the integrity and security of the collections through appropriate policies, procedures, and supervision.

  5.  Design and manage digital collections by establishing the metadata schema and controlled vocabularies in coordination with library staff.

  6.  Develop policies and workflows to accommodate emerging data discovery and exchange standards.

Campus Responsibilities

  1. Collaborate with faculty, students, and administration to collect and preserve University research and scholarly communication.
  2. Develop and implement the curation and preservation of the scholarly communication repository at the University.
  3. Foster partnerships across faculty and staff that encourage the exploration and adoption of evolving modes of digital research and pedagogy.
  4. Develop policies and workflows to support innovative scholarship around digital content, including traditional library content, born-digital material, research data and other digital products of scholarship, and other digital materials utilized by faculty and students in their research.
  5. Develop and maintain databases and digital repositories necessary to the discovery and access of the collections.
  6. Digitize collection materials and content in coordination with University priorities.
  7. Collaborate with the offices of University Marketing and Communications, Alumni Relations and Development, and Athletics to provide digital and physical access to collection resources.
  8. Assist the University with the responsibilities of records management, including the organization, accessibility, retention of necessary records.
  9. Coordinate with open access publications and collections to comply with open access best practices and University policies.
  10. Assist UW-Whitewater faculty, students, and external researchers in identifying and obtaining collections and resources from the University Archives, Special Collections, and the Wisconsin Historical Society's Area Research Center network through individual consultation and classroom instruction.
  11. Actively participate in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.


State and Regional Responsibilities

  1. Curate and organize historical collections related to Rock, Walworth, and Jefferson counties.
  2. Coordinate with county and regional historical and genealogical organizations for education, digitization, and preservation for materials of historical significance.
  3. Develop policies in accordance with the Wisconsin Historical Society to preserve archival materials from the Area Research Center network.
  4. Collaborate with the Wisconsin Historical Society and UW System campuses to manage and circulate state resources to researchers from UW-Whitewater and the public.
  5. Promote the use of the collections through outreach to the University, UW System, and regional community.


 QUALIFICATIONS:
 Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science or an advanced degree in an appropriate subject discipline with relevant special collections or archival training.
  • Minimum of one year professional experience in an archives, special collections, or records repository.
  • Experience managing, supervising, and/or leading others.
  • Project management skills including interpersonal and team leadership skills and time management.
  • Demonstrated initiative, self-direction, and a commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence.
  • Working knowledge of scholarly communication and open access issues.
  • Working knowledge of current trends and tools for archiving and preservation.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience using archival collection management software.
  • Knowledge of and experience with an institutional repository.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archives and records management theory and practice, including experience creating archival records and finding aids.
  • Knowledge of strategies and technology developed or adopted by the archival community for managing born-digital archival and manuscript material.
  • Knowledge of electronic records management principles and practices and digital preservation theory and practice.
  • Experience managing and describing digital content in at least one digital object repository and/or delivery system.
  • Knowledge of basic genealogical research methods.
  • Experience supervising students and providing them with instruction in an academic environment.
  • Experience working with special collections materials and rare books.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with researchers, donors, alumni, or other constituencies.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers.
  • Ability to work harmoniously and foster teamwork among others.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and build partnerships with faculty and staff in a culturally diverse community.
  • Ability to effectively engage students in an individual, group, and classroom setting.
  • Ability to learn new technologies and software platforms, and to effectively train or teach others in their use.
  • Knowledge of historical research methods using primary and secondary sources.


LIBRARY INFORMATION:
For more information about the Andersen Library please visit http://library.uww.edu.

CAMPUS INFORMATION:
UW-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-W is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-W is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master's degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university's strategic plan can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan. It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC (http://wiacsports.com). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.

UW-W is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

SPECIAL NOTES:
UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U's LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org).

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:

Applications received by February 19, 2018 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position please contact:
Paul Waelchli
Director, University Library
waelchlp@uww.edu

TO APPLY:
Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:

  • Letter of application which addresses your specific qualifications for this role;
  • Resume;
  • Three to five professional references, including a description of relationship to applicant and contact information (email and phone number);
  • Graduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable).


Full position description with instructions on how to apply can be found at:
www.uww.edu/employment/academic-staff-non-instructional<http://www.uww.edu/employment/academic-staff-non-instructional>


This Job ID is: 13864

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Faculty Position, Library and Information Science, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea

The Chungnam National University (CNU) Department of Library and Information Science (LIS), South Korea, invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position. The expected date to start is April 2018, but it can be negotiable.

Chungnam National University's mission is to provide students with academic theories and application methods which are integral for the development of the nation and human society as a whole, and which nurture creativity, service, mind, spirit, and leadership skills. Since 1952, CNU has been striving to become one of the top universities in the nation and world. Today, over 190,000 alumni have been taking an active role in serving and contributing to reaching this endeavor. (more university information: http://plus.cnu.ac.kr/html/en/

CNU LIS offers the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Library and Information Science. Please check the department homepage for the details (available in Korean, only: http://munhun.pagei.co.kr/)

Required Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in information science or related discipline
  • An active and productive research and teaching experiences
  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.


The one who is hired should teach at least one course in English per semester.

Application Deadline: January 25, 2018.

Please find application information from the link here: https://goo.gl/g7neeW (The application information is available in Korean only.)

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Head of Technical Services, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of candidates for the position of Head of Technical Services. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, collegial, user-focused librarian who will provide dynamic leadership for our newly reorganized technical services departments and our new consortial and local library management system.

The Head of Technical Services will provide direction and strategic management for the full spectrum of the technical services provided by the library including: acquisitions, cataloging, classification, physical processing, database and electronic resource maintenance, and processing of government publications.

The successful candidate will lead Library Technical Services in new and interesting directions as information organization, discovery, and access tools change and evolve.

This position is appointed at the the Associate Librarian rank. Salary commensurate with experience.

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by February 12, 2018.

Anticipated start date is July 2018.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/48296

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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Information Technology Librarian, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

The James M. Milne Library at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Information Technologies Librarian. This twelve-month, tenure-track Senior Assistant Librarian will be one of 13 academic and professional staff members.

The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Director and collaborate with all library staff in supporting their library technology needs. To meet tenure-track requirements, the successful candidate for this entry-level position will perform effectively as a librarian, serve on library and campus committees, make scholarly contributions to the field, and pursue ongoing professional development.

Located in the hills of Central New York, SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, public, liberal arts and sciences college with a pre-professional focus. The College enrolls approximately 6,000 students in a wide variety of bachelor's degree programs and a number of graduate certificates and degrees. Milne Library contributes to the overall mission of the College by providing resources and services to meet the intellectual and academic needs of students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more about the College or the Library, please visit www.oneonta.edu or www.oneonta.edu/library.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience. 

For a complete description of this position go here.

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Director, Galesburg Public Library, IL

Director, Galesburg Public Library (Illinois)
The Galesburg Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a creative and dedicated leader to serve as Director. The library is located in Galesburg, a friendly and diverse college town of nearly 33,000 residents located in northwest central Illinois with convenient access to interstate highways and frequent Amtrak service to Chicago, other Midwestern cities and beyond.
Home to Knox College, the city is known for its welcoming vibe. With charming Victorian homes, tree-lined, brick-paved streets, cultural and recreational opportunities, Galesburg is an ideal place to work, live and play.
Please visit www.johnkeister.com/galesburg for details, inquiries and to apply.
For full consideration, please apply by January 29. We welcome and encourage inquiries.

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Director, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, MD

Frederick, Maryland
Director, Frederick County Public Libraries
The Frederick County Public Libraries Board of Trustees seeks a visionary leader to serve as Director. With eight branches and two bookmobiles, the library serves a diverse population of about 250,000 residents.
Located in west-central Maryland near Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the City of Frederick and Frederick County boast a variety of cultural attractions, thriving shopping and dining districts, and recreational opportunities.
Please visit www.johnkeister.com/frederick for details, inquiries and to apply.
For full consideration, please apply by January 29. We welcome and encourage inquiries. Salary is competitive and negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

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Faculty, School of Information, San José State University, San José, CA

SJSU Information School Announces Assistant Professor Open Position

The School of Information at San José State University is recruiting for a tenure track assistant professor in the area of Organizational Management and Behavior in Information Professions.

Applicants should have:

  • Experience in teaching 100% online courses in:
    • Challenges and critical success factors of information service development.
    • Strategic long term management and daily challenges involved in leading and supporting physical and digital library initiatives.
    • Effective mediation between the users of information and the resources and information systems in specific organizational contexts.
    • Best practices in library and information service strategic planning.
    • Performance measures that contribute to the effective development of library and information services.
       
  • Research interests in at least one of the following:
    • Advocacy and advocacy metrics in the information professions.
    • Decision making in the information professions.
    • Management of globally distributed teams of information professionals who work in globally distributed online environments -both profit and nonprofit.

An earned doctorate must be completed by the time of application.

Applications close on February 14th 2018 Download/Read full job description and how to apply.

For more information, see this link.

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Resident Librarian, American University, Washington, DC

American University Library invites early-career librarians to apply for its Residency Librarian Program. The Resident Librarian position is a fixed-term three academic year faculty appointment and is designed to provide an immersion into academic librarianship and an opportunity to explore areas of interest. Funding will be provided to support professional engagement at the national level. Through the experience and mentoring acquired by participating in the Residency Librarian Program, individuals will be able to demonstrate skills at the professional level, will be able to develop a professional network, and will be prepared for future career opportunities. 

The Residency Librarian Program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance. American University Library is one of the four founding institutions that established the Diversity Alliance member universities. The Residency Program Librarian will join another Residency Program Librarian already in place at American University Library. The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse entry-level librarian into the profession, to engage them in professional experience and service at American University, to provide mentorship in librarianship and in building their research and professional service agenda, and ultimately, to prepare them for a career in academic librarianship.

Responsibilities: Provide research and reference assistance services to a diverse user population at a busy research assistance desk, over the Web, and through teaching of information literacy classes. Work with colleagues in the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) Division to support the College Writing Program. Offer other information research and teaching. Integrate new technologies into the instruction process, and contribute to collection development and collection assessment. Prepare LibGuides, online tutorials, and other relevant reference tools and in support of the university community. Actively participate in faculty governance and service to the profession. Over the course of the academic year, some evening and weekend hours will be required.

The Resident Librarian will be a member of the Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) Division and report to the AU Library Residency Program Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements: Candidate must be a recent ALA-accredited M.L.S. graduate (graduated since January 2016). General knowledge of print and digital resources, for example, through coursework, pre-professional or professional experience or coursework related to teaching and library outreach is an asset. Candidate must be able to work independently; to demonstrate a commitment to diversity in the workplace, for example, through coursework, pre-professional and professional experience. Ability to work in a team environment is required and candidate must be able to demonstrate interest in professional development and service.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and the contact information (name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number) of three references through Interfolio.

Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Position is available June 1, 2018 and ends July 31, 2021.

The American University Library, www.american.edu/library, serves the AU Community through a collection of over 1,300,000 volumes, 52,000 media and 25,000 sound recordings.  Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections across campus including those with Language, Career, and Visual Arts resources. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and a partnership with the Wesley Theological Seminary.  The AU Library collection totals over 125,000 journal subscriptions win all subjects.  Personnel include 22 library faculty, 75 full-time staff and other professionals, and about 140 student assistants. The Library's budget is nearly $15 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, NISO, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

The American University, an R-2 university, chartered by an act of Congress in 1891, offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to over 12,000 students.  Its proximity to centers of technology, politics, justice, world affairs, communication, science, business, and the arts in the Washington, D.C. area enhances the learning environment.

For further information about American University, please see www.american.edu, and learn about the University Library at www.american.edu/library.

Additional questions can be addressed to:
        Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
        American University Library
        4400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
        Washington, D.C.  20016-8046
        mmikkel@american.edu

*The Diversity Alliance began as a collaborative effort among American University, University of Iowa, West Virginia University, and Virginia Tech committed to mentoring under-represented populations and establishing a networked cohort of early career librarians. The overarching goal is to provide a broad range of experiences working in an academic environment with exposure to research and scholarship.  

The Alliance is a collaborative effort based on core principles:

  • Each Library will sponsor its own two to three-year residency program.
  • A commitment to creating employment opportunities for underrepresented groups in research libraries.
  • Target early-career librarians (or librarians new to research libraries).
  • Build community among the cohort of resident librarians by providing opportunities for the individuals to network.
  • The residency programs will provide for a rich and broad experience including a research component (writing is an important part of the experience), a leadership component (exposure to leadership possibilities), professional development (service experience), and exposure to the broader academy.
  • A Diversity Alliance Steering Team comprised of point persons from each library is responsible for ensuring outcomes are met as well as supervising the residents at their institutions.

http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance

Apply here.

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Data Services & Management Subject Specialist, Priddy Library, Rockville, MD

The Priddy Library is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic information professional to serve as the Data Services & Management Subject Specialist Librarian at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). The successful candidate will lead the development and provision of the Data Management and Visualization Lab at the Priddy Library. For a full description of the position and to apply, please visit: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/56906.
USG is a regional higher education center of the University System of Maryland (USM) located in Rockville, Maryland. USG is an innovative partnership of nine public universities providing access to more than 80 high-demand undergraduate and graduate degrees specifically selected to respond to the workforce needs of the county and region.

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Collections & Technology Manager, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Charlottesville, VA

General Summary

(Position deadline changed from 12/29/17 to Open Until Filled.)
The starting salary range is $58,656 to $65,811.20 annually.

This position manages a major library department that includes the library's Technical Services Division, IT Services Division, and Collection Development.

To learn about our current technology resources, including databases, mobile apps, e-books, blogs, and more, visit the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library website at https://www.jmrl.org/.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • The Collections & Technology Manager is a management-level position in charge of a major library department that includes selection, ordering, cataloging, and processing of library materials;
  • Manages the library's Integrated Library System;
  • Purchases and maintains all library computers, printers, other hardware and software;
  • Prepares special and monthly reports for the Library Board of Trustees;
  • The manager is in charge of hiring and training within the department;
  • The manager plans the overall technological direction of the library and the integration of new technologies;
  • The manager interacts and negotiates with a variety of vendors and technology service providers;
  • Communication is an important aspect of this position as the manager serves as the library's liaison with the City of Charlottesville IT Department and vendors, and meets regularly with other library managers and staff;
  • The person in this position reports to the Library Director and may serve as Acting Library Director in the absence of the Director and Assistant Director;
  • The manager is ultimately responsible for oversight of the library's book budget and for the development and spending of the technology portions of the library's equipment and operating budgets.

Education, Experience and Skills

Qualifications: 

  • Must have at least 4 years of related experience;
  • The ideal candidate for this position will have an MLS degree, with certification in Virginia;
  • Familiarity with MARC, AACR2, and RDA;
  • Familiarity with Innovative's Sierra system and SAP business management software is desirable;
  • Some familiarity with HTML desirable.

Skills: Should have a thorough knowledge of library principals, methods, techniques and procedures; the ability to lead, plan and supervise the work of others; tact and courtesy; and have good professional judgment.

Physical Conditions & Work Contacts

The manager interacts and negotiates with a variety of vendors and technology service providers.  Communication is an important aspect of this position as the manager serves as the library's liaison with Innovative Interfaces Inc., the City of Charlottesville IT Department, and vendors, and meets regularly with other library managers and staff. The person in this position reports to the Library Director and may serve as Acting Library Director in the absence of the Director and Assistant Director.

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Director, SC&I, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information: Director of the Undergraduate Program in Information Technology and Informatic

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, invites applications for a non-tenure-track undergraduate program director in Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) in the Department of Library and Information Science. The initial appointment for the position will be up to a maximum of three years, with the possibility of renewal.

 

The Department of Library and Information Science has approximately 800 undergraduate Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) majors. Each semester the undergraduate program offers more than 80 course sections. ITI students pursue pathways such as IT management, information system design/development, IT project management, analytics management, help desk analysis, instructional technology /training, cyber-security, UXD, and knowledge management.

 

The Information Technology and Informatics Director actively participates as a departmental faculty member and works with the department chair to provide administrative leadership and teaching support to the undergraduate ITI program.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Administration and continued strategic development of the undergraduate ITI curriculum of pre-major and major course options, including: working with the curriculum committee on the management of curriculum review, course development and updates, and program changes, and working on assessment of learning, teaching, and curriculum.
  • Scheduling classes and coordinating faculty teaching assignments.
  • Hiring and mentoring part-time faculty in collaboration with the department chair.
  • Recruiting students to the major and advising students, including individual counseling and working with staff who serve as advisers.
  • Screening applications for admission to the major in partnership with the assistant dean of student services, and screening applications of ITI majors who apply for the 4+1 bachelors/masters program.
  • Teaching two courses in each fall and spring term.
  • Serving as a member of the school's Undergraduate Education Council and of the cabinet of the school.
  • Planning and promoting extra-curricular experiences for students, and working with industry representatives and instructors to provide opportunities for workplace readiness.
  • Working closely with the department chair, faculty, deans, and other program directors from the LIS Department and the two other departments of the school (Communication, and Journalism and Media Studies).
  • Representing the school at university-wide student events and outreach to other colleges and universities. 

Qualifications

The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in information technology, library and information science, or a related field.  Ideal candidates will have a strong ITI background and industry connections, demonstrated record of teaching and excellence in an institution of higher education, and experience in program administration and innovative and rigorous program development.  We seek applicants with a strong commitment to undergraduate education, capable of fostering innovation in teaching and curricula, and excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.

 

Applications

Applications must include a letter of application, a CV, names and contact information of three references, and may include up to three teaching portfolio samples.  The letter of application should clearly articulate the candidate's fit to the position with emphasis on requisite administrative and teaching experience and expertise, as well as fit with the school, faculty, and academic programs generally. To understand more about the school, visit our website at: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu. To understand more about the ITI undergraduate major, visit: https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/information-technology-and-informatics-major. Questions should be directed to the LIS Department Chair, Dr. Ross Todd at rtodd@rutgers.edu.  Active review of applications will begin February 15 and the position will remain open until filled. Submit applications to: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/57382

 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. Nearly 69,000 students and 22,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.  An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Rutgers is committed to building a diverse community and encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement.

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Knowledge Management and Communication Officer, ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal

Background

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Working in partnership with regional and international organizations, ICIMOD aims to influence policy and practices to meet environmental and livelihood challenges emerging in the HKH. ICIMOD provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and encourage regional cooperation. ICIMOD delivers impact through its six Regional Programmes:
  1. Adaptation and Resilience Building
  2. Transboundary Landscapes
  3. River Basins and Cryosphere
  4. Atmosphere
  5. Mountain Environment Regional Information System
  6. Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks
These regional programmes are supported by four Thematic Areas of Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions, and underpinned by Knowledge Management and Communication. ICIMOD seeks to reduce poverty and vulnerability and improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men, now and in the future.
The Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) Unit serves as a resource for the organization through its involvement in the preparation and distribution of technical publications and information materials, media-related activities, outreach events, content development, and maintenance of the internal and external websites, all in line with the ICIMOD branding policy.

For more information, see here.

Responsibilities and tasks

Under the direct supervision of the Head of KMC, in coordination with the China Country Focal Person and other colleagues across the Centre, the Knowledge Management and Communications Officer will perform the following tasks:
  • Assist ICIMOD with all Knowledge Management and Communication activities in and related to China, including the adaptation of style or format to ensure that messages achieve maximum impact
  • Spearhead scoping missions on the communication landscape in China to recommend the best modes to achieve impact for ICIMOD
  • Work with the KMC team and ICIMOD's China Country Focal Person to generate news, blogs, and feature materials for publication in key specialist and general-interest media, science platforms, and networks in China
  • Solicit/contribute news and events specific to ICIMOD from Chinese partner institutions for the website and Chinese social media
  • Lead and/or coordinate the translation work and summary of key Chinese knowledge products into English and vice versa 
  • Lead KMC-related events organized in China in close collaboration with other partners
  • Work closely with the KMC team in developing an information page on ICIMOD's website in Chinese 
  • Work closely with KMC Focal Points and programme staff to identify opportunities to create and support the development of engaging Chinese content aligned with the objectives of ICIMOD and its initiatives
  • Research and harvest reliable and relevant resources - information, data, and knowledge from open-access repositories in China
  • Help strengthen the media database at ICIMOD and news dissemination with a particular emphasis on Chinese media agencies
  • Interact with and work in close relationship with CN-ICIMOD and liaise with other Chinese partners both in China and at ICIMOD.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Journalism, Information Management/Science, Development Communication, Knowledge Management, or related field with extensive experience in information, behavioural, and/or communications sciences 
  • Minimum two years of work experience in related field of communications as a communications specialist or journalist, as well as experience with a recognized national or international organization
  • Sound knowledge of communication strategies, knowledge management tools, and information technology.
  • High level of skills in Chinese and English language

Competencies

  • Teamwork and cooperation: Works effectively and smoothly across multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams and take actions to build a cohesive work climate in which all members are included; solicits ideas and opinions to help form specific decisions and plans.
  • Result orientation: Proactively approaches the smooth organization of internal processes; works independently with a strong sense of initiative, discipline, and self-motivation
  • Cross cultural impact: Able to adapt personal style, manners and communication to accommodate various cultures and to find appropriate ways to demonstrate ICIMOD values; finds solutions in case of misunderstanding
  • Analytical thinking: Able to analyze data and to make a decision when needed on less than complete data; able to brings different viewpoints into the decision-making process and to set priorities among competing interests
  • Impactful communication: Presents and discusses ideas effectively within the team - conveys thoughts and ideas in a clear concise way; demonstrates active listening skills and argues his or her standpoint in a clear and logical manner 
  • Behavioral flexibility and managing change: Helps others learn how and when to adapt their behavior most effectively and adjusts approaches based on new information or events
  • Developing others: Actively supports a continuous learning culture and contributes to increased understanding in the institute of his/her own expertise and to raising awareness about compliance, protocols and processes; explains the application and interpretation of compliance, procedures and processes
  • Continuous improvement and innovation: Easily implements new technologies and approaches when necessary and recognizes present opportunities; continually improves work processes and questions status quo practices/traditions and assumptions

Duty Station

ICIMOD headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Duration

Two years, with a probation period of 6 months, starting as early as possible, with the possibility of an extension, subject to performance and ICIMOD's future funding levels.

Remuneration

Salaries and benefits at ICIMOD are competitive compared to other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Gender and Equity Policy

Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD implements a gender fair policy and is supportive of working women. It operates a Day-Care Centre at the campus and is committed to gender mainstreaming at the organisational and programmatic levels.

Method of application

Applicants are requested to apply online before 05 Feb 2018 through ICIMOD's online application system.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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Library Clerk, LibGig, Los Angeles, CA

LibGig, a division of LAC Group, is searching for a Library Clerk for a public library in the Los Angeles-South Bay area. This is a full-time employment position. The position has a schedule of Monday-Thursday schedule of 11 AM - 8 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM - 5 PM.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Front desk duties including checking out materials, discharge, library card registration, library dues and late fees and basic directional reference.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor's or Associate's Degree is preferred.
  • At least 2 years of previous library experience.
  • Knowledge of automated library information systems, software and equipment and principles and practices of cataloging and classification procedures for a variety of materials and formats.

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/YmYfnZ

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Multiple Positions, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria

The University of Melbourne School of Computing and Information Systems is seeking applicants for 15 continuing (i.e. tenure-track / permanent ) Lecturer and Senior Lecturer positions. We seek dynamic academics with expertise in Computer Science or Information Systems who have the potential to build a stellar teaching and research career at Melbourne.

The School of Computing and Information Systems is an international research leader in computer science, information systems and software engineering. In this discipline, the School was ranked number 1 in Australia and 13th in the world in the 2016 QS World University Ranking exercise.

We are particularly seeking applicants with expertise in the areas of business information systems, health informatics/digital health, software engineering, cybersecurity, or high-performance and distributed systems, but applicants whose work is aligned with any of the research groups in the School are encouraged to apply.

Applications close on 15 Jan 2018. The positions are advertised at http://go.unimelb.edu.au/jsp6, where the formal position description and a brochure with more information are available.

Contact Karin Verspoor karin.verspoor@unimelb.edu.au for enquiries and further information.

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Head, Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies Operations, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

THE LIBRARIES  

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

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES & DIGITAL STRATEGIES

Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies (ITS & DS) is one of five departments in the Research & Learning Services portfolio of the University of Washington Libraries. The department has 16 staff: 5 librarians, 10 professional staff, and 1 classified staff organized in 4 units. Staff in the department provide leadership and support for services such as desktop and staff technology, the discovery layer & integrated library systems, GIS, repository management and development, web publishing, usability/user experience, and the Libraries' technology infrastructure. ITS & DS staff collaborate with colleagues throughout the Libraries and across campus on projects and initiatives to support the University's mission, which is the preservation, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge.

THE POSITION

Reporting to the Libraries' Director of Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies (ITS & DS), the Head, ITS & DS Operations manages the day-to-day operations of Libraries' ITS & DS, serves as the primary contact within ITS & DS for the Libraries' various digital content repositories, shares responsibility for communication and troubleshooting of the Libraries' Integrated Library System (ILS), and supervises and evaluates staff in ITS & DS assigned to this unit. With other unit heads in the department, this position is responsible for ensuring that the services delivered by Libraries ITS & DS meet appropriate levels of quality and availability.

The Head, ITS & DS Operations, participates in the planning, development and implementation of the Libraries distributed computing environment, with an emphasis on our institutional, data, and image repositories and services to the public and to Libraries' staff.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES:

Leadership

  • Manages the departmental operations of Libraries' Information Technology Services and Digital Strategies. With other unit heads, shares responsibility for the communication and management of services.
  • Manages the Libraries' digital content repositories. Works with colleagues in Libraries Scholarly Communications & Publishing, UW-IT, the Office of Research, and other stakeholder groups to ensure our digital content repositories (institutional, data, image collections, etc.) are properly integrated and aligned with campus systems, services, and policies.
  • Contributes to the management of ITS & DS, and the Libraries, through participation in the development and implementation of policies, plans, and programs, coordinating and cooperating with all areas as appropriate.
  • Participates in the analysis of the networked information needs of end-users and library staff; participates in the design, development, testing, and implementation of appropriate solutions.
  • Carries out new projects; assists in developing guidelines for library supported services; and identifies policy, technical, and programmatic needs of those services. This may include the selection and/or creation, evaluation, and deployment of tools and processes for effective service management.

 

Management

  • Supervises personnel assigned to the unit.
  • Recommends personnel actions of staff and ensures employees receive appropriate training, supervision, and support to excel in their jobs.
  • Communicates and interacts appropriately, effectively, and positively. 

Collaboration

  • Participates in Libraries technology initiatives.
  • Collaborates on the development of repository building initiatives.
  • Participates in Libraries- or University-wide committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
  • Represents the needs and priorities of ITS&DS to Libraries and campus stakeholders.

 

Professional Development

  • Maintains an awareness of information technology standards and digital library initiatives and their application in academic libraries, and provides recommendations about local implementation where appropriate.
  • Fosters professional development of librarians and staff to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing environment.
  • Participates in professional groups and attends conferences/meetings as needed.
  • Is familiar with, understands, and follows the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibility Guidelines.
  • Undertakes special projects as needed and assigned. Assumes other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Five years of experience in position(s) of increasing responsibility within academic libraries.
  • Specific training and/or direct experience with the following: integrated library system management and support, institutional and/or data repositories, and IT service management practices.
  • Demonstrated user-centered service philosophy and proven ability to work with colleagues and users who possess varying degrees of technical expertise.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical.
  • Must be knowledgeable about current trends in information technology and digital library initiatives.
  • Ability to function well in a changing environment, to work effectively within a large complex organization, and exercise initiative.

 

Desired

  • Familiarity or experience with ContentDM, DSpace, ESRI ArcGIS, Ex Libris' Alma/Primo integrated library and discovery systems, Hyrax/Samvera, OJS, Plone, and/or Sharepoint.
  • Familiarity with web accessibility standards and practices (WCAG 2.0, Section 508, etc.).
  • Familiarity with vendor negotiation and/or software licensing.

 

SALARY

$60,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

 

RANK

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

 

BENEFITS

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

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information as a single PDF to libjobs@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Head, Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies Operations" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, February 9, 2018

 

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

 

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

 

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee. 

 

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

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Law Librarian, American Law Division, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The American Law Division of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking a Law Librarian to support the work of the United States Congress.

The Law Librarian is responsible for providing legal reference and information research services to congressional clients, legislative attorneys, and policy analysts; developing search techniques and files for handling specific types of requests; searching Library of Congress, CRS, and external electronic resources in response to requests for information; examining publications, electronic resources, and trends in a variety of areas; developing knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks; and assisting with the creation and maintenance of databases, web pages, collaborative tools, and other information systems.

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

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

 

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/.

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Digital Preservation Librarian, Iowa State University Library, Ames, IA

The Iowa State University Library is seeking a Digital Preservation Librarian for a 3-year term position, with possibility of extension. This position will provide expertise and coordinate efforts to develop a digital preservation program safeguarding the Iowa State University Library's local digital assets, both born digital and converted, including electronic records, digital objects (text, image, audiovisual), web pages, and datasets. The Digital Preservation Librarian, at a level of Librarian I or II, will assess the state of our digital preservation activities, identify collection priorities, and create and maintain policies, procedures, workflows, and strategies for sustainable digital preservation and access practices. The Librarian will also work with the Iowa Regent Libraries to develop the groundwork for collaborative/shared digital preservation efforts, and represent the university in matters concerning digital preservation at the local, national and international level.

 

A Librarian I will explore, show interest in and have potential for institutional service and external professional activities. In addition to the above, a Librarian II will be able to demonstrate, through evidence, increasing skills and leadership potential.  This is non-tenure, non-faculty position.

 

Important attributes will include how to plan, organize, set and achieve goals. Having the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate will be essential to success, as the candidate will be working alongside the department to achieve this goal. The candidate will also need to embrace the Library's core values, demonstrate collegiality, and have strong commitment to public service and the land grant mission.

 

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

 

For full description and to apply: http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/30323     

Guaranteed consideration date: January 13, 2018

 

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

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Associate or Full Professor, Environmental Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Job Title: Associate or Full Professor, Environmental Health

Posting Number: F21232

Job Description: The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona seeks to fill an Associate or Full Professor, tenure eligible position in environmental health social science. The desired candidate will be a senior human-environmental health scholar with a strong track record of grants and publications who can lead and contribute to interdisciplinary environmental health research at the University of Arizona. We are especially interested in scholars whose research connects to the social sciences and focuses on any of the following areas: the social/material determinants of health including health impacts of environmental change and disasters; health geographies; social dimensions of health; human adaptation to environmental stress including genetic and genomic approaches; influence of environmental and cultural change on the health of communities; emerging diseases; health equity; environmental disparities; health policy; and exposure to
human-produced hazards (e.g., chemical or biological agents). Research foci at any scale - national/regional, community, or individual level are possible, including interests in analysis of large data sets or individual exposures. The University has a commitment to research, teaching, and outreach for diverse and underserved populations, especially Hispanic and Native American. The candidate is expected to support the Inclusive Excellence efforts of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The successful candidate will be able to work across disciplines within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, as well as across Colleges, such as Public Health, Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Medicine. Campus research partners may include Institute of the Environment, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, the Center for Border Health Disparities, the Global Health Institute, and many more. The candidate will be expected to
build collaborations of social scientists and health researchers that will
add to the University of Arizona's significant level of investment in environmental health. The home unit will depend on the background of the successful candidate.

Participating units include the School of Anthropology (https://anthropology.arizona.edu/), the School of Geography and Development (https://geography.arizona.edu/), the School of Information (https://ischool.arizona.edu/), and the School of Sociology (https://sociology.arizona.edu/).

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

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by *Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS)*
<http://www.aboveandbeyondrelo.com/package.asp>.

Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit. The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please *click here* <http://www.whyua.arizona.edu/>.

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Business Data Analyst, Chase Cost Management, New York, NY

Chase Cost Management (CCM), a division of LAC Group, seeks a Business Data Analyst to work in their office in New York, NY. The objective of this role is to provide data analysis and reporting support. The individual serves as the primary professional support role for the managers and executives of CCM and between clients, when applicable. The analyst will work with available data and translate into English, useful metrics and summaries that will support our recommendation to clients, assist in making better business decisions, etc. The individual will be providing strong analytical and reporting support to the consulting team, using excel, Qlik (BI tool) and other data management tools. 

The candidate works directly with the Manager of Research Consulting and Vice President of Legal Research to understand the division's business environment and needs. He or she identifies and documents relevant project documents and related data to project, process and specification details.

For more information, see this link.

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Teaching and Assessment Librarian, Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, GA

Teaching and Assessment Librarian at Oxford College of Emory University
 
Oxford College of Emory University invites candidates to apply for the position of Teaching and Assessment Librarian.  We seek an enthusiastic individual with proven teaching, assessment, user-experience, and technology skills to work with the library leadership team to develop and deliver innovative, quality services for the Oxford College Library (http://oxford.library.emory.edu/). The librarian will help create a culture of assessment for the library as a part of the overall College assessment program. The library is committed to an intellectual partnership with the faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum of the College. The College, which provides a liberal arts intensive curriculum for the first two years of the Emory baccalaureate degree, is located 38 miles east of Atlanta on the original 1836 Emory campus in Oxford, Georgia.

Responsibilities:

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


Find more information about the position and how to apply here: 
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid=5449&areq=78201br

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Technology Assistant, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

 

The Town of Wellesley is currently seeking a Technology Assistant to join the innovative team at the Wellesley Free Library (WFL).

 

The Technology Assistant assists in troubleshooting and maintenance of the Library's computer network, providing hardware and software support and training to all WFL Departments. The position is part of the library's IT department, supervised by the IT Director.

 

The position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field or an Associate's Degree in Information Technology and two years' experience in a technical field or any combination of education and experience necessary to perform the work. A demonstrated understanding of current Microsoft and Apple operating systems and software applications is expected.

 

The desire to learn new technologies and to be fearless and flexible while taking on cutting-edge projects in a fun environment are essential. 

 

Experience working with a diverse group of individuals with varying computer skill levels, ability to interact tactfully and appropriately with library patrons and staff, excellent and effective customer service, troubleshooting, oral and written communication skills are also required.

 

Experience with software commonly used in libraries such as filtering software, print control and PC reservation software are a plus.

 

The hourly rate of pay is $23.19 and the position is not benefit-eligible.

 

Please submit cover letter and resume in MS Word or PDF format to hr@wellesleyma.gov or send by mail to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA  02482 by January 18, 2018.  AA/EOE

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Public Service Librarian, Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

TITLE: Public Service Librarian

LOCATION: Special Collections

THE LIBRARIES 

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

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Drawing users from the campus, the community, the region, and the state, Special Collections also serves scholars from across the country and around the world. Our innovative, dedicated, user-focused staff engages with users in the reading room, the classroom, and other venues both physical and digital. We collaborate with others on campus, and in the community as well as through groups such as the OCLC Research Library Partnership, Orbis Cascade Alliance, and Northwest Digital Archives.

 

Special Collections' strengths include Architecture, 19th-century American Literature, 20th-century American and English Literature, Books Arts, Pacific Northwest History and Literature, Photographs and Moving Images, and Travel and Exploration.

 

The University's Archives also reside in Special Collections. It contains permanent public records of the University of Washington that document the University's development; papers of teaching and research faculty and professional staff that reflect the academic and administrative life of the University; University publications and imprints and records of student life as well as guidance on recordkeeping and procedures for transferring records to the Archives.

 

THE POSITION

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Special Collections, the Public Service Librarian is responsible for providing and fostering consistent, excellent public service to researchers. Staffs the Special Collections Reference Desk, provides in-person, telephone and email reference service, follows up on complex reference questions, coordinates training of graduate reference assistants, retrieval students and staff at the Reference Desk, and assists the Head of Public Service in the coordination of the reference service and the management of the Reading Room. The Public Service Librarian is responsible for contributing to the achievement of Libraries' objectives and the fulfillment of the Libraries' strategic plan.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Assist users with complex research-related questions at the Reference Desk, via telephone, and through QuestionPoint and email using specialized knowledge of both print and online reference sources in Pacific Northwest history and specialized collections.
  • Develop and implement standards, policies, and procedures for Special Collections reference; and process improvements for researchers and staff.
  • Serve as the Registrar for the unit, coordinating exhibit loans and other checkouts.
  • Select new local history monographs and related resources for addition to the collection, and coordinate processing of those materials.
  • Conduct classes and orientations and participate in other outreach activities to promote and facilitate use of Special Collections.
  • Edit and maintain Special Collections public web page and Staffweb pages.
  • Coordinate Special Collections social media presence.
  • May assist in contacting prospective donors and negotiating transfer and disposition of collections and deeds of gift.
  • Develop and maintain relations with a variety of clientele, including local and regional historians.
  • Maintain an awareness of current developments of digital information technologies and their uses in special collections. Participate in the development of digital collections.
  • Prepare grant proposals, reports, studies or surveys as required.
  • Familiar with and understands the Libraries' Personal Communication Responsibility Guidelines.
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned; perform other duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library/information studies degree.
  • Knowledge of history and current issues in public service in special collections.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Minimum one-year of experience working in special collections, or an archival setting.
  • Knowledge of techniques for local history research and genealogy reference.
  • Demonstrated public service experience.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills including demonstrated ability to work with staff and users.
  • Ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing complex environment and to set priorities.
  • Ability to work independently, communicate effectively, and work as part of a team.

 

Preferred

  • Degree in a field related to Pacific Northwest, Western American, or public history.
  • Knowledge of the history of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Experience documenting procedures and policies.
  • Knowledge of research techniques for local history.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, ArchivesSpace, and database management software.
  • Exhibit design or curation experience.
  • Experience with creating and maintaining a professional social media presence.

 

SALARY

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

 

RANK

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

 

BENEFITS

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

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information as a single PDF document to libjobs@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Public Service Librarian" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, February 3, 2018..

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

 

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

 

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee. 

 

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

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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Electronic Resources Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

  

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until February 5, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Reference Librarian, Highline College, Des Moines, WA

Highline College (located in Des Moines, Washington) is recruiting for a full-time, 9 month tenure-track Reference Librarian position (linkstarting fall quarter September 19, 2018.  The reference librarian will provide research and reference assistance and individualized instruction to students, faculty, staff, and the public. The reference librarian will teach information literacy to students in variety of classes across the curriculum. As a member of the reference department, the librarian will share responsibility for collection development. The reference department is instrumental in leading open educational resources (OER) use and expansion. The reference librarian is service oriented, requiring excellent social, communication, and collaboration skills.

Please note: Librarians develop and teach online credit classes in the Library & Information Services program but only teach one credit class per academic year. The Highline College faculty job announcement template states that faculty typically teach 45 credits. That does not apply to this position.

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

For a more detailed description of the position and qualifications, please view online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highline/jobs/1905065/reference-librarian-instructor-tenure-track 

Deadline to apply is February 7, 2018 at 4pm.

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Clinical Librarian, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Clinical Librarian 

Recruitment is now open for UVA Health Sciences Library's next clinical librarian. We are seeking a conscientious professional interested in developing next generation service models supporting clinical care at the UVA Health System. Our clinical librarian will work closely with clinical teams and library colleagues to provide user-focused services that support evidence-based practice. Progressive minded thinking and awareness of the information technologies affecting modern day medicine is a critical component of this position. The clinical librarian will also assist the Medical Education Librarian in providing superior educational services to undergraduate and graduate medical education.


Responsibilities include

  • Provide professional information services to the clinician community which includes physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.
  • Includes services supporting evidence-based practice, knowledge management, and advocacy of relevant information technologies.
  • Maintains awareness of emerging information technology trends in health care and awareness of their potential impact on health care. 
  • Actively participant in the design and implementation of innovative library services.
  • Works closely with the Medical Education Librarian to develop and implement library services supporting undergraduate and graduate medical education.

The Environment

The University of Virginia is an internationally renowned research and teaching institution ranking 3rd nationally among public universities according to US News Best Colleges. The University of Virginia School of Medicine has received the 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the sixth year in a row. This national honor recognizes U.S. medical, dental, pharmacy, osteopathic, nursing, and allied health schools that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Charlottesville, located on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is consistently recognized for its quality of life. Surrounded by rolling hills dotted with historic sites, Charlottesville offers abundant access to vineyards, breweries, hiking trails, and picturesque cycling routes. Charlottesville has a strong local restaurant scene and is a culinary destination for any foodie. Recent accolades include One of America's Best Small Cities for Foodies (Travelocity), and #5 ranking of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com.  The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is a fast paced collaborative environment that broadly defines its role in serving health sciences faculty, staff, and students through its innovative services and spaces.

 

Required Degree

ALA-accredited masters degree in library or information science, or advanced degree in health sciences or related field. New graduates are encouraged to apply.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong service orientation and public service skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work independently and on teams.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience with the provision of information services.
  • Competence in providing instruction.
  • Knowledge of an academic health sciences research environment.

To Apply

Complete a Candidate Profile online at https://jobs.virginia.edu/ posting number 
0622334. Attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open to applications until filled; applications received before January 19, 2018 will receive priority. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Community Engagement Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator

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

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

In cooperation with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov) and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center, the All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. The goals of this 3-year pilot position are to:

  • Help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users;
  • Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us; and
  • Help establish an All of Us Training Program, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.

 

The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations, known All of Us partners, and others in target areas within AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV to develop activities based upon community health needs and the requirements of the All of Us program.

 

The All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator works under the direction of the Executive Director of the NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center. The SEA Coordinator serves as the Point of Contact for the program and collaborates with other NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinators to create a cohesive but culturally sensitive strategy for educating and engaging stake holders.

 

The Coordinator position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian currently funded through April 30, 2020 with potential for renewal. This is an office-based position, without an option for telecommuting, located at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library with frequent travel to target areas and national meetings.

 

For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea. For more information about the NIH All of Us Research Program, visit https://allofus.nih.gov/.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • In consultation with the All of Us Research Program, collaborate with selected target areas for community engagement (two per year for a total of six areas by Year 3).
  • Identify community health and health literacy needs tailored to the identified geographic areas.
  • Convene a network of diverse partners that represent all segments of the targeted communities that are dedicated to improving community health, including public libraries.
  • Participate in national program coordination to develop effective, innovative, replicable approaches to meet the All of Us and health information needs of library users.
  • Coordinate subawards to support public libraries and community organizations in accomplishing the goals set forth in this project.
  • Prepare detailed evaluation and progress reports on activities, programs and services in close collaboration with the All of Us University Coordinating Center, National Network Coordinating Office, National Evaluation Office, and other NNLM regions.
  • Contribute through scholarly articles, presentations at professional association meetings, and professional service (e.g., serving on professional panels) surrounding the NNLM All of Us national program.

 

Required qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of three years' experience working in public libraries or with public library staff
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating new programs
  • Service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver's license at the time of employment
  • Proficiency in software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Web-based applications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Significant project management experience
  • Experience with precision medicine concepts
  • Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs
  • Extensive health information programming or community health education experience

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by January 19, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link http://bit.ly/AllofUsRML.    

 

MINIMUM SALARY: $57,000, commensurate with experience

 

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

 

ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Assistant Professor, University of Washington Information School, Seattle, WA

The University of Washington Information School is hiring for an Assistant Professor.

Please see this link for the full description: https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa26570/.

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User Experience Librarian, University at Albany, Albany, NY

User Experience Librarian

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek applications for an energetic, flexible, and innovative User Experience Librarian. This position will report to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Department.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with and leads the Website Development Team in maintaining a functional, attractive and usable website and mobile website.
  • Conducts website accessibility audits and tracks website usage.
  • Plans and coordinates usability assessment for digital and physical library resources and spaces.
  • Serves on the Online Public Interface Committee and collaborates with colleagues to enhance the interfaces of all the University Libraries' discovery products and systems.
  • Stays abreast of trends related to user-centered design and works collaboratively with colleagues to implement projects and programs designed to improve users' experience of the University Libraries.
  • Participates in initiatives of the Reference and Research Services Department.
  • Provides general reference service during assigned hours at the reference desk in the University Library (may include evenings and weekends) to students, faculty, staff and community users, in person, by phone, via chat, and through the Personalized Assistance with Searching (PAWS) consultation service.
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion. 

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

 

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions: https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=92430

 

Application deadline: January 19, 2018

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

 

About the University at Albany: 

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

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Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident, Blough-Weis Library, Selinsgrove, PA

As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu.

The Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident is a position created as part of Susquehanna University's commitment to the ACRL Diversity Alliance to enrich and diversify the profession. Our goal is to attract recent Library and Information Sciences graduates for a three-year program of research and service in academic librarianship. The position provides transferable professional early work experiences and career development in preparation for future leadership roles in the field. The Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident will learn how to develop the vision, strategies and goals for the Library's teaching and learning initiatives, including coordinating the planning, promotion and assessment of the Library's Information Literacy Program. Serves as a diversity liaison to the Sigmund Weis School of Business and/or other departments as assigned. Serves as a member of the faculty with rank, but without tenure, in accordance with the Susquehanna Faculty handbook. Rank at appointment will be at instructor or assistant professor.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to learn inquiry-based teaching methods
  • Ability to support research and information needs in business and/or other related social sciences
  • Demonstrated ability to advance the University goals of diversity and inclusion
  • Strong interpersonal skills, multicultural perspectives and service orientation
  • Knowledge of new models and patterns of scholarly communication, including open access
  • Ability to learn methods and tools for digital scholarship
  • Ability to work collegially and communicate effectively with racially and ethnically diverse faculty and students
  • Skilled at written and verbal communication, including formal presentation to groups

Specific Responsibilities

  • Articulate the value of integrating information literacy skills into the curriculum and the impact of IL to Susquehanna's students as lifelong learners
  • In collaboration with other librarians, coordinate information literacy programming
  • Provide instruction to students and faculty in the use of library and other information resources
  • Participate in reference and research services for students and faculty, including occasional evening or weekend work
  • Provide liaison support for curriculum-related and research activities including anticipated support for the Sigmund Weis School of Business
  • Assess information literacy efforts in order to continuously improve teaching and services for the campus community
  • Actively engage, communicate effectively, and develop strong collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff
  • Grow and develop professionally by collaborating on committees and initiatives as well as engaging in professional and academic activities

Physical Demand
Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction. Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires occasional stooping, crouching and bending. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds. Working conditions are indoor.

For more information, see this link

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Lecturer, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The University of North Texas, Department of Information Science invites applications for a lecturer (non-tenure track) position in the school library certification program for Fall 2018 to be based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

The successful candidate will teach Master's level courses and provide practicum service in the school library certification program. 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.

Candidates must have a PhD in information science or a related field or be in candidacy stage at the time of appointment. Candidates must also have experience in a certified school librarianship position and have post-secondary teaching experience or a combination of teaching and professional experience.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with distance education as well as experience in designing and delivering courses in a variety of formats, such as face-to-face, online, and blended. Evidence of teaching via distance or distributed learning methods is highly desirable. Candidates who have the ability to collaborate with the community of practitioners and colleagues are desirable. Evidence of service to his/her professional community is also preferred. The program seeks candidates with expertise in one or more of the areas of school library certification coursework, and/or practicum. 

To apply for the position, visit: facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52961. You must submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for 3 references to apply. 

The review of applications begins February 1, 2018, and the position is open until the search is closed. 

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Barbara Schultz-Jones, Search Committee Chair for Lecturer, School Library Certification Program, Barbara.Schultz-Jones@unt.edu or 940-369-8081.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.  

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Special Librarian, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

UW-Madison needs a librarian for their iSchool library. See this link and this link for more information.

Information School Laboratory Library and Instructional Services Manager

40% Manage daily operations and laboratory library facilities
- Manage, plan, and assess public services and provide oversight for operations such as e-reserves, circulation, website and social media.
- Supervise student staff, including UW Libraries Information Specialist Internship (ISIP) interns.
- Coordinate computer lab maintenance with HC White Cooperative and student staff.
- Select materials for subject areas assigned by collections librarian.
- Maintain outreach to other departments in the building.
- Serve as iSchool lead for collaborations as assigned.
- Serve as liaison to student organization leaders to encourage and support student led event, including: maintain current leader contact list; assist with iSchool hosted student organization web accounts; steer students to campus sources for funding and other support.

40% Instructional Support
- Manage quality assurance services to faculty and short term staff for LMS, including: assistance with course development process for short-term staff, pre-semester check of short-term staff courses to ensure quality expectations are met. Communication with director on any issues; assist with ongoing course issues.
- Facilitate planning of course-integrated and/or drop in workshops when appropriate.
- Assist instructors in identifying appropriate course resources and potential workshops.
- Assist with student placements and workshops for Teaching & Learning placements section of Practicum course (in collaboration with campus instruction librarians and Practicum instructor).
- Oversight of E-portfolio support and graduation check.

10% Course Instruction
- Teach 1 - 3 credits per year

5% Participate in iSchool committee/task force work and UW Libraries meetings
- Co-Chair iSchool Library Committee.
- Contribute to other committees (e.g. ATSS) and task forces as assigned.
- Represent iSchool Laboratory Library at UW Libraries meetings.

5% Assist with iSchool events and public presence
- Participate in planning and implementation of online student (1 week) and on campus student orientations.
- Participate in planning and implementation of iSchool graduation.
- Attend, present, and/or help staff booth at relevant conferences.

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Assistant Director, Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Library Systems and Collections, Salve Regina University Library, Newport, RI

About Salve Regina University:  Salve Regina University, ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island. Salve Regina offers challenging academic programs in a highly supportive environment and an innovative core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation and broader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's degrees, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and two doctoral programs.

 

 

Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTION 

The Assistant Director, Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Library Systems and Collections will share responsibility for strategic planning and resource allocation to develop digital services and steward library collections to support teaching and learning at Salve Regina University. Working with other librarians, staff, and campus partners, the incumbent will envision and implement services for the role of technology and digital scholarship to support the library's role as a partner in teaching, learning and research. The incumbent will lead a team to continuously enhance the library's online search interfaces and print and digital collections. This position reports to the library director.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive innovation and encourage interdisciplinary inquiry by providing support in the digital humanities and digital social sciences, and to technologies that enable this work;
  • Enhance the creation and dissemination of research and scholarship at Salve Regina University by monitoring emerging trends and supporting the creation and discovery of open access scholarship and new forms of scholarly digital media and publishing;
  • Advise Salve Regina University researchers on using digital tools and techniques to enrich their research and provide access to their scholarship;
  • Coordinate and provide instruction and training on digital scholarship tools, techniques, and methodologies;
  • Develop opportunities for collaboration and other outreach related to digital scholarship in collaboration with faculty members, librarians, students, and the wider community;
  • Refine and build on existing modes of access for local and external audiences to access Salve Regina's research and scholarship;
  • Serve as manager of library systems, including Worldshare Management Services integrated library system and discovery tool, webservers, and digital repositories.
  • Lead and manage the collections team to steward the content and quality of library print and digital collections, including allocations and collection management, ensuring that they serve the curriculum and needs of the Salve Regina community;
  • Manage the yearly spending of collections budget;
  • Lead staff in charge of ordering, receiving, invoicing, cataloging;
  • Lead staff coordinating electronic resource management and access;
  • Develop statistical reports of use of library materials using the library's ILS (OCLC's Worldshare Management Systems);
  • Coordinate with staff in the installation and maintenance of library hardware and software with service providers, the Office of Information Technology, faculty, staff and students of the university;
  • Serve as the library webmaster, coordinating the web presence of the library with staff in redesigns, maintenance, improvement, and continuous usability testing;
  • Collaborate with the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian on digital initiatives and to develop and apply metadata schema for digital curation and preservation tasks.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve the community and collect front-line information about library interfaces by the serving at the library's information desk, providing assistance via live and remote reference services;
  • Serve as library liaison to some of the following areas, depending on previous training or educational background: sciences, business studies, administration of justice, cybersecurity;
  • Provide individual and group information literacy instruction to members of the Salve Regina community;
  • Develop assessment tools to evaluate effectiveness of library services.
  • Evening and weekend work may be required.

 

 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Experience with library management systems, computer networks, Internet protocols and web servers.
  • Experience with and an interest to learn more about programming languages such as Java, Python, and PHP.
  • Demonstrable experience with budget management, capacity planning, and resource allocation.
  • Professional knowledge of collection management theory and practice and working knowledge of issues related to library, archives, and/or museum collections;
  • Familiarity with library systems, digital scholarship developments (including data science: data analysis, data management, data storage), institutional repositories, linked data, discovery developments.
  • Experience in introducing innovative IT solutions, enterprise systems, systems admin, software development, outsourced environments, open source developments.
  • Knowledge of usability/UX design;
  • Knowledge of information architecture best practices;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and balance multiple projects and priorities.
  • Effective instructional, presentation, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence working in a highly service-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in building effective partnerships;
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community;
  • Commitment to continued professional development and training at all levels;
  • At least five years' experience in an academic library desired, including supervisory experience;
  • ALA-accredited MLS degree.

 

 

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including: 

  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more

 

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.

 

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online (https://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=91865) for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify. 

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Audiovisual Archivist, Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, Independence, MO

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Duties

Summary: Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.


In this position, you will serve as the audio visual Archivist with the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, located in Independence, MO. The incumbent is responsible for planning, performing, and monitoring all archival functions in all media, establishing work priorities, and ensuring that work is completed in compliance with NARA's policies, standards, and procedures. Also, the incumbent must have an in-depth understanding of the history, conservation, preservation, restoration, access, and curation of audiovisual formats (i.e., film, magnetic video and audiotape, optical media, digital media).

Visit our Employee Gallery at www.archives.gov/careers to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!

For more information about the Truman Library specifically, visit: http://www.trumanlibrary.org

NOTE: This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures. Current federal employees and applicants under special hiring authorities (e.g., Disabilities Program, Peace Corps, Former Overseas Employee, Former National Guard Technician, etc.) who wish to be considered may also apply under Merit Promotion procedures, Job Announcement Number JD10067124CMM Open: 12/13/17 Close: 12/27/17

Responsibilities

As an AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVIST, GS-1420-12, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Works independently in identifying, arranging and reviewing donated AV materials, and makes withdrawals or redactions, as necessary, in consultation with the Supervisory Archivist.
  • Plans and directs the arrangement of AV materials from presidential papers and other donated materials and from federal records, including those that are totally disarranged, misfiled, for which the provenance is unclear, or in need of special preservation and/or temperature controlled storage. Assists with the implementation of the Holdings Management System (HMS) for AV materials.
  • Assesses researcher and archival needs and determines priorities for developing finding aids for AV materials. Establishes standards for description of withdrawn AV materials and monitors compliance. Conducts or oversees research necessary for accurate and complete descriptions, and prepares appropriate introductory narratives and other archival finding aids, as well as digitized AV materials themselves, for posting in the NARA Catalog, the Truman Library website, and in other appropriate research platforms. Explores copyright issues concerning films and video prior to placing online. Works with appropriate NARA units in developing formats for electronic finding aids, databases, and web pages for use by researchers.
  • Applies preservation techniques and implements strategies for still pictures, motion pictures, video and audio tape materials. Identifies preservation needs and researches new approaches to preservation problems. Conducts and oversees the AV preservation program within the Library to include cold and temperature control storage, digital storage, reformatting techniques, and administration of AV preservation funds. Creates and updates inventories that list films sent off site for cold storage and digital preservation by NARA and vendors.
  • Provides reference service in response to regular and complex e-mail, phone, and written requests for information primarily regarding the Library's motion picture/video collection, photographic/still pictures, and audio tapes. Monitors the audiovisual and main Research Rooms and provides orientation and assistance for on-site researchers, determining what material is available for research and explaining research rules. Assists researchers in the use of finding aids and other indices. Works with researchers and performs searches for White House, congressional, and agency requests for information and documents. For complex AV reference requests, serves as the Library's primary authority for assisting and responding to or completing the assignment.
  • Conducts occasional tours of the Library and explains the work of the Library for professional and civic groups, undergraduate and graduate classes, and the general public; works with local colleges and universities in providing training and class instruction to undergraduate and graduate classes on historical research methodologies and the use of primary source AV materials; represents the Library at professional archival meetings and in dealings with the national media to include printed, television, and documentary film crews and personalities with interest in the AV and photographic holdings of the Library; provides information and assistance to other archival institutions and professionals on the preservation and handling of AV materials; serves within the library system and NARA as a resource for information about archival issues such as digitization for public access and preservation; assists the museum staff with the planning and preparation of museum temporary and permanent exhibits involving AV materials from the Library's holdings; assists with information regarding AV holdings for exhibits in other presidential libraries and outside institutions, as well as with planning and preparing Library and NARA online exhibits.
  • Assists with performance targets and participates in examining and evaluating work processes; oversees the work of interns and volunteers; develops and maintains electronic databases and inventories for tracking reference requests and preservation work; responds to internal NARA requests for information; assists the Director, Deputy Director, and Supervisory Archivist on budget issues relating to AV functions, and on special projects as needed; recommends and reviews acquisition programs for AV donated historical materials; and assists in the solicitation, accessioning, and deeding process for donated AV materials.

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Education Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Education Librarian

Assistant University Librarian 

The Education Librarian is a full-time, year-round (12-month), tenure track faculty position in the Education Library, serving the College of Education (COE) and related disciplines at the University of Florida. Working with the Head of the Education Library, this position contributes to the development, coordination, and provision of library programs and services, including a wide range of public, technical, and collection management functions. The Education Librarian will provide reference services both in-person and via phone, email, and online chat. The Education Librarian will deliver research instruction and develop instructional resources primarily targeted to students and faculty in the COE. The Education Librarian will serve as liaison to assigned departments and programs within the COE, and will communicate with faculty, develop collections, and offer innovative services to support their needs. 

 

The library encourages faculty participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Education Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Education Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. All faculty at the George A. Smathers Libraries are expected to 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 January 22, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Faculty, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

The Human-Computer Interaction Institute in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science seeks candidates for several tenure-track faculty appointments to begin in Fall 2018.



We enthusiastically encourage applicants across ALL areas, fields, and disciplines related to human-computer interaction (HCI) to apply.



Successful candidates should have an outstanding track record in research, strong academic credentials, a history of or interest in interdisciplinary research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and a terminal graduate degree appropriate to their discipline. We especially encourage applications from candidates with a demonstrated commitment to studying and/or mentoring underrepresented groups such as women, minorities, people with disabilities, and people of lower socioeconomic status. We will consider candidates at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level.





ABOUT THE HCI INSTITUTE

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The HCI Institute is an academic department with more than twenty faculty members who come from a range of different disciplines including computer science, cognitive psychology, social psychology, design, and games. Research interests include Education Learning Sciences and Technologies, Interaction Techniques, Social Computing, Crowdsourcing, Usable Privacy and Security, End-user Programming, Research through Design, Service Design, Internet of Things, 3D printing and making, Artificial Intelligence, and Accessibility. These topics form a variety of interdisciplinary collaborations both within the department and across the university. The HCI Institute has a PhD program, several master's programs, and an undergraduate major and minor.



The School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carnegie Mellon is home to seven departments and over 200 tenure-track, research, and teaching faculty with expertise spanning traditional computer science, human computer interaction, language technology, machine learning, computational biology, software engineering, and robotics. The SCS offers a highly collaborative and uniquely interdisciplinary research environment that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship in both teaching and research.





HOW TO APPLY

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We will begin reviewing applications on December 15, 2017 and continue to accept applications until all positions are filled.



Please apply via the CMU School of Computer Science online application here: https://apply.interfolio.com/45159



Our application process will ask you for: 1) a cover letter, 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement (required for tenure and teaching track positions. optional for research and systems track positions), 4) a research statement (required for research, tenure, and systems track positions. optional for teaching track positions), 5) the names and email addresses of three or more individuals who have been asked to provide letters of reference,  6) copies of 3 representative papers, and 7) a broader impact statement

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Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

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

The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on the areas of natural resources and earth sciences. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in natural resources and earth sciences are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in environmental and/or agricultural policy.

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

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

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online athttp://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

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Systems Librarian, David and Lorraine Cheng Library, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Closing Date: Open until filled

 

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as a Systems Librarian.

 

Under the direction of the Head of Library Information Systems, the Systems Librarian is primarily responsible for the administration of all components and delivery of technical support for the Voyager online system.

 

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Opportunities to Contribute: systems administration, technical support, research and inter/intra departmental collaboration
  • Administers and configures the Library's integrated library system, comprised of system administration, security, users, profiles, policies, circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, serials management, and statistical data reporting.
  • Serves as primary technical liaison with ILS vendor, Ex Libris; troubleshoots hardware and software problems with the Voyager and other assigned systems.
  • Provides technical support for the management of OCLC software and services and works collaboratively with the Resource Management/Library Information Systems Team to coordinate database maintenance and interdepartmental projects.
  • Uses a variety of software tools to extract and manipulate data from various sources.
  • Develops and implements procedures to integrate various systems and serves on committees
  • Participates in departmental and User Education programs.
  • Serves as a liaison to assigned departments in collection development activities.

 

 

Qualifications:

Ideal candidate must possess the following:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent (by time of appointment).
  • At least one (1) year of professional experience working with library systems.
  • A second graduate degree is required for tenure.
  • Experience working with databases and SQL.
  • Working knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Python, Perl, PHP, Unix shell scripting or like programs/languages.
  • Computer knowledge necessary to perform technical-support related tasks.
  • Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service and professional development.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Second graduate degree
  • System administration experience with Linux, Windows and/or Voyager system(s).

  

Invitation to apply: 

Please go to https://wpunj.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=11&job=librarian-iii to apply for the position.

 

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

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

     

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

If you have any general questions related to this search, please contact Search Chair Richard Kearney attalent@wpunj.edu.

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Associate Dean & Director, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES

ASSOCIATE DEAN AND FACKLER DIRECTOR, HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER LIBRARIES

 

The Smathers Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries (Director). The Director is a faculty position that provides leadership and vision for the Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL), which is comprised of the Health Science Center Library in Gainesville and the Borland Library in Jacksonville. The Director is responsible for the management of the HSCL, and contributes to the leadership of the Smathers Libraries as an Associate Dean. The Director also serves in an ex officio leadership role in the UF Health Science Center (HSC). The HSCL Organization Chart is available at http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/IR00010026/00001.

 

The Director ensures that the HSCL achieve their mission to serve the six colleges of the HSC and the associated centers, institutes, hospitals and clinics, as well as to provide appropriate community services. In order to fulfill this mission, the Director routinely consults and actively engages with the Sr. Vice President of Health Affairs and other senior leadership in UF Health.

 

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching decisions; consequently the Fackler Director will lead or serve on various teams. To support all students and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Director will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities.

 

We encourage candidates to apply for the Director position as a tenure track Associate University or University Librarian (job requisition #502875) or non-tenure track Associate In or Senior Associate In Libraries (job requisition #502883). This is one position but two postings. As a library faculty member, the Fackler Director will contribute to the profession via research and service. If hired at the rank of Associate University Librarian or University Librarian, the Director will be expected to achieve tenure. The tenure and promotion criteria for the HSCL are available in the Libraries Career Development Handbook.

 

The position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received.

 

For the full Position Vacancy Announcement and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage.

 

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.

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Business Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

TITLE: Business Research & Instruction Librarian (two positions each with additional liaison areas: one with Computer Science and the other with Economics) 

 

LOCATION: University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library

THE LIBRARIES 

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

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL AND CASCADIA COLLEGE LIBRARY 

http://library.uwb.edu

The University of Washington Libraries serves the students, faculty, and staff of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell at their co-located campus in Bothell, located 18 miles north of downtown Seattle. UW Bothell currently offers programs in Business; Computing and Software Systems; Educational Studies; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Nursing and Health Studies. More information on UW Bothell and its programs can be found at http://www.uwb.edu. Cascadia College offers a wide range of Associate degrees and certificates, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices. More about Cascadia College can be found at http://www.cascadia.edu/.  

 

Diversity is a core value of the UW Bothell and Cascadia College Library. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. A majority of our students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups. Library staff work collaboratively to provide culturally relevant services and resources that reflect the diversity of our campus community, and to foster an inclusive learning environment for our users. Information about the Library's Equity, Diversity and Social Justice programming is available here: http://libguides.uwb.edu/libraryEDSJteam

 

THE POSITION

The Business Research & Instruction Librarians will liaise with UW Bothell's School of Business. One position will also liaise with the Computing and Software Systems division in UW Bothell's School of Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and with the Business and Information Technology program at Cascadia College. The other position will liaise with the UW Bothell School of Business' new Economics major (due to launch in Fall 2018) and with the Business and Economics faculty at Cascadia College.

 

The Business Research & Instruction Librarians will be part of a subject librarian team that also provides a full range of information literacy instruction across the general education curriculum, and will collaborate with faculty to integrate instruction into foundational programs and courses such as the first-year experience and introductory college writing.

 

Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, the librarians will partner with colleagues within the Library, across the campus, and at the UW Bothell School of Business' off-site Eastside Leadership Center to develop, deliver, and assess in-person and online course-integrated instruction, and will utilize learning technologies and pedagogies in support of student learning. Further information about our teaching and learning program is available at http://guides.lib.uw.edu/bothell/teaching.

 

The UW Bothell School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate degrees on campus and at their Eastside Leadership Center (ELC) located nearby in Bellevue, WA. More information located at https://www.uwb.edu/business and https://www.uwb.edu/business/elc. The UW Bothell School of STEM's Computer Software and Systems division offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees; more information is located at https://www.uwb.edu/css. Cascadia College's Business and Information Technology program offers Associate degrees in Networking Infrastructure Technology and Web Application Programming, and will be launching a Bachelors in Applied Science in Mobile Application Development in Fall 2018.

 

More information located at http://www.cascadia.edu/programs/certificate/.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Provides classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library's integrated information literacy program in the general education curriculum, including College 101 and English 102 at Cascadia College, and Discovery Core and Research Writing classes in the first year program at UW Bothell  
  • Working collaboratively, and in consultation with the Head of Collections, will select print and electronic materials for the undergraduate and graduate business and computer science or economics curricula, informed by the larger research collections across the UW Libraries and regional consortia. Includes collaborative tri-campus efforts with counterpart colleagues at UW Seattle and UW Tacoma to meet collection needs for each campus
  • In consultation with the Head of Public Services, will provide assistance for a range of research inquiries in the Library's Information Commons and online through the UW Libraries' email and chat reference services
  • Occasional evening and weekend reference and instruction work will be required
  • Some travel will be required.
  • Librarians are expected to play an active role in planning and assessing library services, and to take responsibility for their professional development in pursuit of promotion and continuing appointment

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in the provision of instruction services in a college or university setting. Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment

Preferred

  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid and online instruction
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in the provision of reference services to college or university students, in person and online. Strong user centered public service philosophy
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals
  • Experience or coursework in business, economics, business librarianship, computer science, science and technology librarianship or related fields
  • Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and cooperation are essential. Commitment to continually seeking improvement in services, collections, and facilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 

SALARY

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

RANK

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

BENEFITS

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information as one, consolidated PDF file to libjobs@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources). Please include in your cover letter how your qualifications and experience inform your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff. You may also denote if you have a preference between liaising with computer science or economics, in addition to business
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Teaching Statement: Applicants are also to provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing their general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Business Research & Instruction Librarian" in the subject heading
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, January 26, 2018.

 

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

 

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

 

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee. 

 

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

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Cataloging Project Manager, LAC Federal, Rockville, MD

LAC Federal is seeking for a Cataloging Project Manager with a background in cataloging rare books. This is for a prestigious federal library on Capitol Hill. This is a long term full time (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited contract position.

Requirements:
This project requires supporting a full range of cataloging tasks including:

  • Provide high-quality, original catalog records containing appropriate subject and copy-specific information for historic print books in consultation with agency cataloging team.
  • Supplement OCLC records with item-specific information and subject headings and deletes unwanted fields; adds any missing physical description of the work.
  • Enhance the agency's catalog record by, for example, adding publication year to call number; adding publisher as a tracing; verifying all name, series, and subject entries; adding link; adding item record; and printing out and affixing spine label.
  • Follow guidance provided by the conservation experts, carries out basic conservation measures such as boxing or tying book together in cases where the books are in poor physical condition.
  • Advises on initiatives to encourage the use of historical textbooks by a broad scholarly public.
  • Trains and maintains quality control of work done by junior cataloger.
  • Participates in the development of a digital preservation strategy for the agency.



Qualifications:
All applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • LA-accredited MLS or formal coursework or training in rare books, special collections librarianship, and original and copy cataloging.
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in special collections or rare books librarianship, including experience in cataloging historic printed books.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging national cataloging standards, including RDA, MARC, AACR2, and historic book cataloging principles. DCRM(B) experience highly preferred.
  • Experience using OCLC and Sirsi Dynix or comparable ILS.
  • Understanding of preservation and conservation theory and practice.
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail, demonstrated problem-solving skills, flexibility and creativity.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/pqFXgR

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Lecturer, Computing and Information Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The college of Computing and Information Science (CIS) at Cornell University invites applications for a full time Lecturer position focused on teaching innovation and excellence, to be hired in one of its three academic departments-Computer Science, Information Science or Statistical Science. Information about CIS and these departments can be found at cis.cornell.edu. The position offers a professional career track with possibility of growth: a three year (Lecturer) or five year (Senior Lecturer) appointment, depending on candidate qualifications, with the expectation of renewal.

We seek candidates to take a lead in developing innovative and effective teaching methods for CIS faculty in partnership with university teaching excellence programs. We expect that candidates will also teach, work with, and advise students in one or more of our undergraduate programs. Candidates for the position should hold a PhD and have demonstrated excellence in teaching CIS related undergraduate courses. Candidates holding a Masters who have shown exceptional teaching ability will also be considered.


CIS has as its foundation an outward-looking inter-disciplinary approach to computing and information, from a faculty that is grounded in core excellence within academic disciplines in its three departments. Computer Science brings together faculty, students and researchers in a broad range of interests including AI/machine learning, data science, graphics, human interaction cyber-security, scientific computing, systems/networks and theory. Information Science advances understanding of how people and society interact with computing and information. Statistical Science research and teaching includes statistical theory, statistical computing, data science or general methodology.


Evaluation of applicants will begin December 1, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 1, 2018, but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, *curriculum vitae* with a teaching statement including evidence of their teaching abilities and background with innovative teaching methodologies, and arrange for three letters of reference directed towards their teaching performance to be submitted electronically.

Application materials must be submitted at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10025

CIS Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York, a city of about 30,000 people in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Both Cornell and Ithaca offer a wide range of cultural activities, sports, and outdoor activities with the pleasures of both city and country close at hand.

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

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Maker Space Coordinator, Haiti Projects, Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Position: Maker Space Coordinator

Location: Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Hours: Varied hours, some evenings and week-ends

Begins: Immediately

 

Mission:

Haiti Projects is a 501(C)(3) corporation with focused initiatives to empower women of rural Haiti toward self-sufficiency. We provide access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. Haiti Projects is located in the town of Fond des Blancs.  We are currently the second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 60,000 people live with no electricity or public services.

 

Function: Haiti Projects seeks an individual who is creative and excited about the prospect of being part of a visionary model for our Library working as a Maker Space Coordinator. The Maker Space Coordinator will be responsible for developing innovative maker programming, training and supervising Maker Space staff and maintaining the Maker Space activity area.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate all aspects of Maker Space programming including curriculum development, program implementation and basic day-to-day operations of the space.
  2. Collaborate with local and international partners to meet deliverables associated with maker projects such as peer-to-peer learning and peer-mentor worldwide networking
  3. Supervise, train and schedule Maker Space staff to assist in the facilitation of programs.
  4. Assist in maintaining budgets, reports and statistics that correspond to the Maker Space
  5. Research, develop culturally relevant, innovative, and self-sustained maker projects that provide economic opportunities for the region
  6.  Maintain all Maker Space materials, tools and equipment including hardware and software.
  7. Assist in other duties as needed. 

Qualifications

Education: B.A. or equivalent degree in appropriate field.

Experience: One to two years' experience conducting creative hands-on activities using hand tools, electronics, computer software/hardware and other various technologies.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working internationally is preferred
  • Ability to communicate in or a willingness to learn French and/or Haitian Creole
  • Familiar with teaching strategies in informal and formal settings that support creative engaged learning for all.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with teams with the ability to harness team creativity and translate into effective programming.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications and capacity to use social media.
  • Interest/abilities in physical computing, open source hardware and software, video and audio production, and desktop fabrication.
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends
    • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule
    • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

 

Compensation: This is a stipend position commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume with subject line "Maker Space Coordinator" to ferry@haitiprojects.org.

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Community Library Coordinator, Haiti Projects, Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Position: Community Library Coordinator

Location: Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Hours: Varied hours, some evenings and week-ends

Begins: Immediately

 

Mission:

Haiti Projects is a 501(C)(3) corporation with focused initiatives to empower women of rural Haiti toward self-sufficiency. We provide access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. Haiti Projects is located in the town of Fond des Blancs. We are currently the second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 60,000 people live with no electricity or public services.

 

Responsibilities:

Operations

  • Manage library operations
  • Develop relevant operating procedures and protocols
  • Ensure library has all materials and supplies necessary to function
  • Ensure sound financial management
  • Prepare budgets for activities and programs and adhere to HP financial protocols
  • Document all revenues
  • Develop creative ways to increase revenues

Programs

  • Develop ongoing programs and short term activities in coordination with the needs of the community and school partners
  • Work with library staff to ensure successful execution of programs and activities
  • Identify metrics to measure impact and reach of programs and activities
  • Suggest ways to improve client services and satisfaction

Supervision

  • Supervise the library staff in the execution of their tasks
  • Provide training for staff as needed
  • Conduct yearly performance reviews (or more frequently if necessary)
  • Participate in recruitment of new staff and volunteers

Community Engagement

  • Develop a community outreach strategy to maximize the potential of the library
  • Form relationships with schools, community leaders, and libraries/educational institutions at the local and national levels
  • Restore and manage the local library board

Reporting

  • Prepare and submit a monthly report with relevant statistics
  • Analyze statistics to dictate strategies to ensure the library is serving diverse populations
  • Participate in the weekly staff meetings

 Other

  • Assist with other relevant tasks 

 

Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience in a developing country or low-resource setting is highly desirable
  • High level of intercultural competency required, knowledge of Haiti and Haitian culture highly desirable
  • Exceptional ability to integrate new processes
  • Resourceful with strong interpersonal skills and management skills
  • Experience in library administration
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends
  • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

 

Compensation: This is a stipend position commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume with subject line "Community Library Coordinator" to ferry@haitiprojects.org.

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Head, Access and Resource Sharing, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, FL

 POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Head, Access and Resource Sharing

Assistant-In or Associate-In

 

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks a collaborative, innovative and user-oriented librarian to lead the Access and Resource Sharing Department. The Head of Access and Resource Sharing Department is a key member of the Libraries' leadership team. The Head supports the teaching and research goals of University of Florida faculty, students, and staff, by facilitating access to resources in circulating collections, and through interlibrary loan and document delivery services, print and electronic course reserves, and consortial resource sharing partnerships. 

 

Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Head of the Access and Resource Sharing Department is a year-around (12 month) non-tenure track library faculty position that provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for establishing circulation and resource sharing policies and procedures. The Head leads the department in the development, coordination, and training for effective customer service competencies that advance user access to information resources.

 

The Head has direct responsibility for fostering and standardizing policies and procedures related to circulation, borrowing privileges, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and course reserves in the Smathers Libraries. The position leads the implementation of services that promote access to information resources and cultivating user experience. In this role, the Head collaborates with library colleagues to support collection building and resource access through patron driven acquisitions enterprises as well as coordinates the Libraries' involvement in various national and regional consortia resource sharing programs. 

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

 

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Online Learning Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Online Learning Librarian

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced librarian to join our Access, Research and Learning Department. The Online Learning Librarian will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to build, position, and assess online tutorials and embed library materials into courses to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Marylandand Notre Dame of Maryland University

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Create and implement an innovative and effective program of online instruction including the development and assessment of a broad range of accessible teaching and learning objects including but not limited to web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and web sites fully integrating e-learning into the course management system and the curricula that support research and learning for faculty, students and staff of the LNDL community.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs. 
  • Provide library research instruction to on campus and off-site students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Work closely with other units on the two campuses (Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University), to provide services to students, including technology services and online program support, to integrate library materials with course management software.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for distance students.
  • Provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's in Library/Information Science;
  • Two or more years of instruction experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in online education;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online course management software and video conferencing software;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of or grounding in online learning theory;
  • Working knowledge of tutorial software (Captivate, Camtasia);
  • Coursework or degree in instructional technology design;
  • Working knowledge of open-source technologies, web design, or instructional design;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects;
  • Familiarity with copyright law and "fair use" guidelines.

 

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of 6,160 FTE.

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

 

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

 

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

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Research Manager, Holland & Knight, New York, NY

Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm.

 

Holland & Knight is seeking an experienced Research Manager to join our national team. This position is located in our New York, NY office. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of research services for the firm, including legal and business research, training and instruction of efficient research techniques and budget management. The Research Manager is expected to perform outreach, as well as be comfortable with emerging technologies and is responsible for improving access to online materials and providing training for such resources. This role requires candidates to have a progressive approach to Library and Information Science, demonstrate initiative and work as part of a collaborative team on firm-wide issues and projects.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Working within the team to perform a wide variety of legal and non-legal research projects for lawyers, clients, and staff in multiple offices
  • Explain and assist in use of databases and print materials; provide group and individual instruction on research techniques
  • Ability to adapt and apply new technologies and workflows
  • Administer the firm's resources to ensure the content is easy to use and accessible
  • Process invoices for payment and monitor expenditures against budget targets
  • Identify collection strengths and weaknesses; target titles for cancellation; interface with attorneys to align collection with current and future needs
  • Coordinate activities with the national research team as well as participate in enhancing research services/firm technologies
  • Provide and implement current awareness services, particularly within the firm's industry sector groups
  • Record and report research projects and time spent utilizing firm billing software and reference request database
  • Commitment to strong service values with an ability to exhibit sound professional judgment, discretion and diplomacy
  • Ability to supervise third-party filing service contractors
  • Special projects and additional duties as assigned     

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of legal research experience required, preferably in a law firm setting
  • Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Fundamental understanding of legal concepts
  • Expert research and database skills, including proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Lex Machina, Securities Mosaic, Cheetah, RIA Checkpoint, Research Monitor, Quest, HeinOnline and others
  • Basic troubleshooting skills with common IT issues involving access to databases and online content
  • Team-focused yet independently motivated for the good of the team and firm
  • Interest in working in a fast-paced environment while balancing multiple projects simultaneously        

Minimum Education:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school  

Holland and Knight is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran or any other protected class.

 

Interested applicants should apply here: https://hklaw.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Holland_Knight/job/New-York/Library-Manager_R1306

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Law Librarian, Daley Center, Cook County, IL

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Executive Law Librarian, assumes the role of Head of Patron Services. Develops, supervises, and manages the operations, services, and personnel for patron services in a multi-branch library system. Ensures that legal reference and access services are provided to lawyers, judges, self-represented litigants, and the public.  Works the patron services desk including reference and access services.  Participates in Law Library personnel and human resources management.  Assists Law Library Administration in formulating and enforcing library-wide policies and procedures. Provides research instruction to Law Library users and staff. Conducts Law Library outreach and coordinates educational events. Participates on the Law Library management and collection development teams. Occasionally assists in other library service areas and at branches. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation with a Master's Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association IS REQUIRED (Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)*.
  • Three (3) years of professional library experience as a Reference Librarian in a law library IS REQUIRED.
  • Full-time supervisory level experience in a law library IS REQUIRED.
  • Valid driver's license IS REQUIRED (Must provide original  at time of interview)*.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree IS PREFERRED.
NOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

Extensive knowledge of library operations including an understanding of library practices, trends, integrated library systems, and emerging technologies. Thorough knowledge of basic and advanced legal research sources and techniques using print and electronic sources.Thorough knowledge of government documents including Federal, State and local documents.Skill utilizing technologies and electronic communication including Microsoft Office; LexisAdvance; Westlaw; Hein Online; web-based research; and integrated library systems. Skill teaching and providing classroom-style professional presentations regarding legal research or law-related topics. Skill in the selection of materials in print, electronic, and digital formats to maintain a comprehensive and current collection in a public law library. Ability to develop/train library staff as well as professional and non-professional public services staff. Ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library services. Ability to develop, coordinate, and implement programmatic changes in a library. Ability to work with diverse library users of varying levels of skill and understanding. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

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Faculty, UNC Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

The Department of Library and Information Studies at UNC Greensboro (http://lis.uncg.edu) invites applications and nominations for a Clinical Assistant Professor position to serve as school library and graduate support coordinator. This position is a non-tenure 9-month appointment with a three-year renewable contract, with additional compensated summer duties. 

 
Clinical faculty members have assigned responsibilities in teaching and service. The position will be effective August 1, 2018 and salary is commensurate with qualifications. 
Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is successfully filled.
Please visit https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/9412 for more information about the position and application instructions.

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Curator, Library & Digital Resources, USAID, Washington, D.C.

We are urgently looking for a candidate for a library and research digital resources curator for a USAID project, a full-time, Washington D.C. job as below, starting in the second half of 2018. We can only use U.S. citizens because of the need for a security clearance. 

Project Background: The purpose of the Analytics, Data, Visualization, and Information Services (ADVISE) project is to improve the usage of USAID data and information, so that the Agency continues to ensure its development outcomes are supported by evidence. It will do this by: 

  • Enhancing the internal and external availability of USAID data and information via technology platforms, policy, guidance, standards, governance, and best practices in data curation; 
  • Improving the overall access, satisfaction, and ease-of-use of USAID data and information services, both internally and externally, through the use of compelling web design, visualizations, reports, dashboards, infographics, and geospatial products; 
  • Broadening global awareness of USAID's data and information services to drive demand and to promote dialogue and feedback from end users; and 
  • Bolstering the Agency's capacity to use data and information via training and the provision of demand-driven analytical services. 

 

 

The Senior Research Associate (Curator)

Must have:

  • Experience developing strategic direction, standards, services, and procedures for the creation, management, curation, and dissemination of digital resources.
  • Working knowledge of international development and relevant scientific research processes. 
  • Knowledge of national and academic library/information science standards for digital resources and metadata across multiple media formats, including but not limited to structured data, text, images, audio, and video. 
  • Experience with and thorough understanding of digital library/repository development, management and operations, and maturation toward an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)-adherent, certified trusted repository. 
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of emerging library services, data and metadata standards and preservation, and digital technologies that can provide future directions for the information environment to meet user needs. 
  • Must be able to engage with a wide variety of audiences, including senior USG officials, and demonstrate the ability to add value to digital information throughout its lifecycle to ensure it remains relevant and useable. This individual must be able to manage teams, to include librarians, catalogers, research staff, and related professionals. 
  • Understand the mandates and authorities of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and present evidence of active participation and involvement in professional and/or scholarly associations. 
  • Must have eight years of related experience

 

Education:

  • Graduate degree, preferably in the sciences, and have demonstrated experience using primary source data to generate research findings. U.S. citizenship necessary because of need to obtain a security clearance.

For more information, contact Daniel Lounberg (daniel.lounberg@gmail.com).

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Metadata Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
Metadata Librarian
Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian


The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented Metadata Librarian to join the Digital Production Services team. Reporting to the Chair of Digital Production Services, the Metadata Librarian will coordinate projects that involve the digitization and description of collections belonging to the University of Florida and collaborating institutions. The Metadata Librarian will apply knowledge of metadata, taxonomies, and technical expertise to incorporate new content into UF's digital library management system and make improvements to existing content. This involves the description of materials, transformation of metadata, training of student assistants and contributors in best practices related to digitization and digital libraries, and reviewing the work of contributors to ensure that it adheres to relevant standards and procedures. With members of the Digital Production Services team, the Metadata Librarian will develop requirements for UF Digital Library services, continuously monitor the technology environment for changes and new software, and craft innovative solutions to improve the services we offer.

We seek candidates who are passionate about working with metadata and understand its role in transformative library services, who are invested in the future of librarianship on a practical level, and who are creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in current, relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the UF community.

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Metadata Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making.

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

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

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Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Assistant Professor - School of Library and Information Studies

Information representation and retrieval; data analytics, text analysis; information visualizationThe School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta invites applications for one (1) full-time tenure track position. The date of the appointment will ideally be July 1, 2018.We seek candidates who are intellectually curious, excited about rigorous research and scholarship and its applications, committed to quality teaching and learning in face-to-face and online environments, and who extend our interests in the public good and the global information professions as they are practiced in diverse communities. The position requires an individual who can work effectively in a collegial environment with an earned PhD in Library and Information Science or a related field. Candidates near completion will also be considered. An MLIS or equivalent is highly desirable. The candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience relevant to the School's evolving MLIS curriculum (http://www.slis.ualberta.ca/Courses.aspx) and demonstrated expertise and scholarship in or informing library and information studies in the context of one or more of the following research areas:


  •  Indigenous scholarship

For nearly 50 years, the School of Library and Information Studies has offered the only American Library Association (ALA)-accredited MLIS program on the Canadian prairies. The School has a combined MA/MLIS program with Humanities Computing (HUCO) and an MBA/MLIS program with The Alberta School of Business. Our PhD is individual and interdisciplinary and SLIS faculty serve as co-supervisors. The School also offers Canada's only entirely online MLIS degree program. For additional information please visit our website at: http://www.slis.ualberta.caThe University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) is one of the largest and most research productive universities in Canada. With more than 38,000 students from 148 countries, the U of A regularly ranks in the top 4 universities in the country and in the top 100 universities in the world according to the latest QS Worldwide university rankings (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2018). The university offers highly competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, and Nakota Sioux. The city of Edmonton has over one million residents and one of Canada's strongest economies. The University of Alberta has grown and thrived in step with its host for more than 100 years. Like the university, Edmonton is a place where people come together to build, create, and change things for the better. It is defined by an entrepreneurial spirit not only in business, but also in the arts and in social activism aimed at ensuring opportunity for all. It is a place where good ideas have the best chance to become reality. Edmonton boasts 78 arts and cultural organizations including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, Citadel Theatre and more than 30 arts and cultural festivals taking place each year. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications should include: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact details (address, affiliation, e-mail addresses) of three academic referees who have agreed to write for you, and a scholarly writing sample. Please submit as one document.To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

Apply Online http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A107530903D1/

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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Faculty, Kent State University School of Information, Kent, OH

The Kent State University (KSU) School of Information (the iSchool), nationally ranked in the Top 20 by U.S. News and World Report, seeks a senior level colleague for appointment as distinguished Goodyear Professor in Knowledge Management. The appointment is endowed by generous support from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. The position reports to the director of our collegial, dynamic and growing school, which is part of the larger College of Communication and Information (CCI). CCI is unique in that it includes schools in communication studies, digital sciences, information, journalism and mass communication, and visual communication design. The iSchool offers four master's degrees in health informatics, knowledge management, library and information science, and user experience design, as well as various related certificate programs. The iSchool also offers courses in a data science concentration in the School of Digital Sciences. iSchool programs are offered primarily online and attract students from across the U.S. and internationally.

The Goodyear Professorship offers the opportunity to combine the strengths of an established program with vision for the development of new leaders in professional practice. The ideal candidate will bring a sustained track record of scholarship, collaboration, and funding in the knowledge management area of information science. We define knowledge management broadly. We seek a colleague who complements our current strengths in library and information science, digital sciences, health informatics, information interaction, knowledge organization systems, and usability design. We are particularly interested in candidates who seek to build bridges between the academy and professional practice in industry, government, and other institutions.

The Goodyear Professor may have a primary focus in research or program development, or in both areas. In the research area, priorities include research grant writing; active collaboration across synergistic research areas within KSU and with industry; and enrichment of the CCI interdisciplinary PhD program in communication and information. In the program development area, priorities include grant writing; student-focused industry partnerships; attracting top students; and program initiatives with allied units across the iSchool, CCI, and the larger university.

Kent State provides outstanding support in both areas through our Division of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office for Online and Continuing Education, and across CCI and the iSchool. iSchool facilities include labs for digital preservation, interaction and usability studies, museum studies, and The Reinberger Children's Library Center, as well as offices in the State Library of Ohio in Columbus.

Qualifications for the position include: an earned Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to the information sciences; a sustained track record of substantial grant and/or contract funding for research and/or program development; and a teaching and research record commensurate with an appointment as full Professor with tenure. Highly exceptional candidates with equivalent experience but without the terminal degree or senior rank may also be considered.

Salary is competitive and benefits are excellent. School faculty are expected to engage in research, teaching, and service. The position is located in Kent Ohio with a starting date in August 2018. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017 and will run through January 15, 2018.

Applications will be accepted starting December 1, 2017 at https://jobs.kent.edu/. Inquiries about the position should be sent to:
     Catherine Smith and Yin Zhang, Co-chairs, Search Committee
     School of Information
     Kent State University
     P.O. Box 5190
     Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
     Phone: (330) 672-2116
     Fax: (330) 672-7965
     Email: csmit141@kent.edu or yzhang4@kent.edu

Kent State University supports equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity in education and employment. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

More information about the KSU iSchool is available at: https://www.kent.edu/iSchool

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Project Manager, NELLCO, Albany, NY

OPEN POSITION: ALLStAR Project Manager

NELLCO is a vibrant consortium of law libraries established over thirty years ago. Founded as a regional cooperative network of just 15 New England Law Libraries, NELLCO now has more than 120 member law libraries across the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. A nimble, dynamic, member driven organization, NELLCO has proven its value to members in four vital realms: collaboration, communication, innovation, and education. NELLCO is currently based in Albany, New York's capital city, known for its quality of life and low cost of living. Albany frequently ranks in the lists of best places to live among all cities in New York and across the United States.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

NELLCO is seeking an experienced, collaborative, Project Manager to work directly on ALLSTAR (Academic Law Libraries: Statistics, Analytics, and Reports) Benchmarking, the academic law library data collection, analysis, and benchmarking project and tool developed by academic law librarians. 

Under the general supervision of the NELLCO Executive Director and in consultation with the ALLStAR Advisory Board, the ALLStAR Project Manager will oversee the rapid development of ALLStAR Benchmarking, a sophisticated, web-based data collection and analysis tool. ALLStAR allows subscribers to input and compare data; create, analyze, and export data and reports; and conduct internal assessment and peer benchmarking utilizing the data. Some of the data is publicly available and mass-uploaded; other data requires manual entry by participants.

ALLStAR was collaboratively developed over three-years by academic law librarians, led by Yale Law Library, and in partnership with NELLCO. ALLStAR runs on the Counting Opinions LibPAS platform. The ALLStAR Project Manager will chair the ALLStAR Advisory Board and oversee the continued development of ALLStAR Benchmarking. The ALLStAR Project Manager will edit ALLStAR in LibPAS CMS; solicit input for refinement from the academic law library community; work closely with the ALLStAR Advisory Board; take the initiative to implement enhancements to ALLStAR; advise subscribers on how to use and maximize ALLStAR including creating reports relevant to their institutional needs; help subscribers analyze data; work closely with Counting Opinions to upload publicly available data and implement high-level changes to ALLStAR; demonstrate ALLStAR's value to subscribers and potential subscribers; maintain NELLCO's ALLStAR webpage; promote ALLStAR at conferences, meetings, and other venues.

The part-time position is estimated to work approximately ten hours per week, with some weeks requiring less time while others requiring more. This position is a one-year appointment with the option of continued employment at the end of the year. The successful candidate will be highly organized, productive, self-motivated, and an excellent communicator and team player. 

More information on ALLStAR Benchmarking can be found at www.nellco.org/allstar. 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as the primary contact between ALLStAR/NELLCO and Counting Opinions
  • Lead the development of ALLStAR Benchmarking in consultation with the NELLCO Executive Director, the NELLCO Board of Directors, and the ALLStAR Advisory Board
  • Lead the ALLStAR Advisory Board and its two groups, Publicity & Outreach and Content, in executing their charges and overseeing their work
  • In consultation with the Advisory Board, make substantive changes to ALLStAR, including adding/modifying/deleting collections, performance indicators, and definitions
  • Exercising independent judgment, make refinements to ALLStAR.
  • Develop a calendar that includes a timeline for data input deadlines, report summary data, and survey changes and upgrades
  • Assist ALLStAR subscribers with using and maximizing ALLStAR data
  • Create sample and template reports that will assist law libraries in justifying and lobbying for stable/increased library expenditures, positions, collections, and more
  • Support and present ALLStAR at workshops, training sessions, webinars, and other venues
  • Other duties related to ALLStAR as required

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree required JD, MBA, MLIS, and/or advanced degree in a related field preferred
  • Experience with project management and data analysis is required.
  • Experience taking a prototype to post-production is preferred
  • Experience working in academic libraries and conducting library assessment is strongly preferred

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated ability to develop a strategy for and lead a complex project from inception to completion in a timely matter with an excellent final product
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a content management system
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using advanced Excel features
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic statistics and statistical tools
  • Demonstrated superb oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse clientele; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven record of reliable attendance, punctuality, and diligent performance
  • Demonstrated record of agility, flexibility, and openness to change
  • Ability to perform responsibilities ethically, confidentially, and with integrity

PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of advanced statistics and statistical tools

SALARY ALLStAR

Project Manager is an hourly position with a competitive range.

LOCATION AND TRAVEL

The ALLStAR Project Manager may work out of the NELLCO offices at 756 Madison Avenue in Albany, New York. Remote work may also be considered.

On-site training will take place in New Haven, Connecticut and/or Albany, New York. The position will require travel for workshops, training sessions, and conferences. 

TO APPLY

Send current resume, letter of intent, contact information for three references and related inquiries to corie.dugas@nellco.org. Applications will be reviewed as received and will be accepted through December 31, 2017. The position is available January 15, 2018 and start date is negotiable.

NELLCO is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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Associate Deans, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Two Associate Dean Positions, Grand Valley State University, Michigan


Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Libraries is seeking nominations and applications for two Associate Deans (ADs) to provide leadership to a thriving and risk-taking organization. GVSU Libraries embarked on an exciting path of evolution and continued exploration with the arrival of a new Dean. Serving as a nexus for quality education and with a visionary focus on student experience, the libraries play a critical role in advancing a liberal education through intellectual partnership with faculty and students throughout the university.

Learn more about the positions by reading the position descriptions for

AD Curriculum, Research and User Services (CRUS) at https://gvsu.edu/library/adcurriculum and

AD Curation, Publishing and Preservation Services (CPPS) at https://gvsu.edu/library/adcuration 

 

Discover the compensation package by reading the Compensation FAQ (https://gvsu.edu/library/adsearch), visiting the GVSU Wellness website (https://www.gvsu.edu/bewellgv), and the GVSU HR site (https://www.gvsu.edu/hro).

 

Interested in applying?  Go to Curriculum, Research & User Services at http://jobs.gvsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492722 or Curation, Publishing & Preservation Services at http://jobs.gvsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492723

Questions? Feel free to contact Annie Bélanger, search committee co-chair and Dean via email annie.belanger@gvsu.edu or telephone 616-331-2621.

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Digital Library Technical Specialist, NASWA, Washington, DC

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is seeking to hire a full-time Digital Library Technical Specialist to support the Knowledge Exchange Digital Library. This is a remote work/teleworking position. Occasional domestic travel may be required to assist at conferences, meetings, or trainings.

Project Description

The Unemployment Insurance Integrity Center (Center), a division of NASWA, has been formed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Office of Unemployment Insurance and the New York State Department of Labor to provide innovative tools, training, and support to states in their efforts to reduce improper payments and combat unemployment insurance (UI) fraud. Among other projects, the Center is tasked with establishing the Knowledge Exchange Digital Library, which was implemented recently, in July 2017. 

 

The central purpose of the Library is to provide easy access to resources that will support state UI agencies in their efforts to reduce improper payments and fraud, and promote program integrity. There also is a potential opportunity to help the library expand beyond its current sole focus on unemployment integrity, to include content pertaining to all of the program areas that NASWA services, including the unemployment program in general, and workforce and its related programs (such as TANF, vocational rehabilitation, etc).

 

Responsibilities

The Digital Library Technical Specialist will report to the Center Project Manager who leads on the Digital Library task. In collaboration with one other Digital Librarian, s/he is responsible for the following:

  • Serving as the Technical Lead on the Digital Library project, which may include:
    • Working with other members of the Digital Library team to develop recommendations and a strategic plan for the development and/or enhancement of library features and resources.  Also may develop / enhance the library platform directly.
    • Serving as the primary point of contact with library development vendors.
    • Monitoring the library for emergent bugs, issues, or suspicious activity, spearheading problem resolution.
    • Leading the testing of new features. 
    • Collaborating in updating and enhancing policies and procedures for platform security.
  • Assisting with daily library operations, including: reviewing library administrator reports (link checker, chat, usage statistics, etc) and addressing any issues identified therein; reviewing, adding, or removing library content; providing technical, research, and reference support to library users;
  • Assisting with the continuous curation of resources for the Library.  This will include seeking and identifying resources of interest, and ensuring that all needed permissions are in place.  This also will include assisting with the process of developing resources for the library.
  • Assisting in the development and execution of ongoing marketing strategies, as needed.
  • Diplomatically interacting with project stakeholders and learning about their user needs and concerns relative to content, features, security, and other aspects of the digital library experience.
  • Contributing to weekly and monthly project status reports.
  • Assisting in updating and maintaining policies and procedures for digital library collections, contributions, and archiving.
  • Occasional travel may be required, for relevant meetings, trainings, and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Education: Master's Degree in Library and Information Science; or minimum of Bachelor's in Computer Science (or related) degree program.

 

Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in planning, developing, launching, managing, and/or supporting digital library(ies).  
  • Strong working knowledge of library tools, methods, and/or practices for collections, cataloging, indexing, licensing and rights, security, and archiving required.
  • Experience with the DSpace platform strongly preferred; recent experience preferred.
  • Experience with metadata schemas required; experience with Dublin Core strongly preferred.
  • Strong technical knowledge and related skills are required, including any or all of the following: web site development, repository platform development, coding languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, MySQL), harvesting technologies, database development and/or management, and API integration. 
  • Must have strong understanding of user experience optimization; solid understanding of user authentication (single sign-on) protocols also would be helpful.
  • Experience with library chat technology; LibAnswers with LibChat (by SpringShare) preferred.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills.
  • Must be self-starter who excels at working both independently and as a member of a team; comfortable working in a virtual environment. 
  • Flexibility and problem-solving abilities to accommodate changes in direction and to strategize solutions to emergent issues.
  • Professionalism is a must.

 

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit a résumé (which includes a detailed section specifying technical skills and experience) and cover letter to:

Sara Hall Phillips

Project Manager, UI Integrity Center

National Association of State Workforce Agencies

shallphillips@naswa.org

 

The application deadline is 11:59 pm ET, Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

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University Archives Associate, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

University Archives Associate

Library Associate 3 

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a University Archives Associate to be part of the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. Reporting to the University Archivist, the University Archives Associate participates in management of the University of Florida Archives and represents the collections to the University of Florida community as well as patrons, visitors, donors, and the general public. Responsibilities include processing institutional records; managing and enhancing digital collections; providing instruction, orientations, and other education and outreach activities; and providing reference and research services. Coordinates special projects, with attention to promotion, extension and alignment of the University Archives with emerging scholarly trends, digital access, and the needs of a preeminent comprehensive, land grant research institution.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the University Archives Associate will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities

 

The search has been extended until November 30, 2017, 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@uflib.ufl.edu

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Executive Director, Northern New York Library Network, Potsdam, NY

Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

The Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN), one of New York State's most innovative library systems, invites applications and nominations for an entrepreneurial leader with vision, imagination and enthusiasm to serve as Executive Director. The successful candidate will be able to build alliances, foster networking and collaboration among various types of libraries, and manage significant projects that scale from regional to statewide.

 

About NNYLN: NNYLN is a multi-type library cooperative covering the seven counties on the northern border of New York. Its members include all types of libraries, including library systems, academic, public, and special libraries. Its service area is 10,637 square miles with a population of 550,436. NNYLN provides members with a wide array of services, including New York State Historic Newspapers, New York Heritage, DueNorth resource sharing, continuing education programs, grant opportunities, and the region's medical information program.

 

NNYLN's offices are located in Potsdam, NY, in the heart of the North Country, where there is a vibrant blend of outdoor activities, safe, affordable communities and easy access to the advantages of larger cities. The Canton-Potsdam area is uniquely located between the 1000 Islands and the Adirondack Park, two historically famous areas, and features numerous opportunities for both river and mountain recreation. The region's blend of cultural and higher education opportunities (four universities in the immediate area), excellent public schools and very affordable housing make this area an appealing place to live.

 

About the position: The successful candidate will be able to foster innovation and collaboration among various types of libraries and envision significant projects that reflect the needs of the members. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to advocate on behalf of member libraries; show a commitment to understanding and responding to emerging issues in the library and technology fields; show proven success working with and reporting to a governing board; demonstrate political acumen in working with state government; and document a successful record of human resource administration and fiscal management. 

The successful candidate must hold an MLS from an ALA-accredited program, and have eight or more full years of professional library experience (post-MLS), with at least four of those years in an administrative capacity.

Compensation: The beginning salary range is $90,000-$125,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. NNYLN offers an excellent benefits package including a 12% TIAA contribution, 24 vacation days, 6 personal days, 12 sick days, health, disability, and dental insurance.

To apply: Interested applicants should email, in PDF format, a resume, professional references, and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, to search@nnyln.org with "Executive Director" in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled, however preference will be given to applications received by January 19, 2018. 

A full job description may be found here.

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Senior Researcher, LibGig, Palo Alto, CA

LibGig is seeking an experienced Senior Researcher to provide expert research and reference assistance in support of the various legal and administrative departments for a prestigious law firm's Palo Alto, CA office.  In addition to providing research, this role assists in regular outreach to the practice by providing training, consultative support, and informational updates in the areas of print and electronic research as well as facilitates the collection development and management of all west coast libraries.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides expert research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner using various print and digital resources. Where applicable, provides in-depth analysis and summarization of results. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate;
  • Provides consultative research and reference support advising lawyers on the optimal strategy and source selection to obtain most authoritative and cost-effective results;
  • Provides expert reference assistance to support the functions of the various administrative departments of the firm including, but not limited to, Business Development and New Business/Conflicts;
  • Assists in the development of new research and reference offerings and outreach, including but not limited to, bulletins, department and practice group presentations, and direct client services;
  • Mentors and trains more junior staff to provide expert research and reference support;
  • Maintains expert working knowledge of the library collections, online database resources, interlibrary loan availability, document delivery, and other resources as appropriate;
  • Demonstrates an expert level of proficiency in primary database usage, search strategy and syntax, and licensing restrictions;
  • Participates in resource evaluation projects including pilots of new services, comparisons of resources, and preparation of related evaluative memos;
  • Assist in the preparation of and/or delivery of relevant orientation and training programs. Assist in the gathering of materials and drafting or editing of handouts to support the program;
  • Support the development and maintenance of intranet reference collections. Assists with link checking, collection development, and integration of subject-specific resources into larger firm portal;
  • Responsible for the maintenance of west coast libraries; collection development and management.



Qualifications:

  • BA/BS required;
  • JD, MLS or MLIS required;
  • 5-10 years of reference and research experience required;
  • Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment, preferred;
  • Expert knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques;
  • Advanced knowledge of legal and business electronic resources and databases, and in research and retrieval strategies;
  • Expertise in legislative, statutory and regulatory research, particularly in preparation of legislative and regulatory histories, highly desirable;
  • Ability to work quickly, and with great attention to detail;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent customer service skills.


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/5DozsQ

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Associate or Full Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Opening Date: 10/02/2017
Closing Date: 12/04/2017

Job Description:
The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications and nominations for a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level to begin fall 2018. Shape the future of library and information science. Pursue your interests in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment that provides support and encouragement as part of a collaborative work culture. Be a strong voice in the shaping of a growing information science undergraduate program. An earned doctorate in library and information science or a related field is preferred. This position requires a clearly articulated research agenda and enthusiasm for and excellence in teaching in both online and face-to-face formats. The School is particularly interested in a candidate with specializations in one or more of the following areas: Information Science, Academic Libraries Research Methodologies, Information Retrieval, and Archives Digital Repositories Selected candidates will be expected to help with the school?s commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Job Duties
Responsibilities:

  • Instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in both face-to-face, as well as online environments,
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Participate in instruction, research, publication, grant writing, and other scholarly activities
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community


Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills:
Required Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate in library and information studies or related field
  • Capacity to teach in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs
  • Successful record of research, teaching and service reflective of a tenured professor
  • Capacity to advise at the graduate level
  • Knowledge in creating educational materials for face-to-face and online instruction
  • Understand and appreciate information science's connection to field of librarianship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in an online or distance education environment
  • Active involvement in one or more professional organizations appropriate to area of expertise
  • Experience in procuring grants or external funding
  • Experience working with doctoral programs


Supplemental Information:
About UofSC: The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450-degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians, and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. Benefits for FTE Positions The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

How to Apply:
All applicants must apply through: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19787 Application materials include: A letter of application that addresses stated responsibilities and qualifications Current vitae List of three references For further information or questions, send an email to Dr. Dick Kawooya, Committee Chair, at kawooya@sc.edu or call at 803-777-4949 or Mike Corbo, Office and Communication Coordinator, at mcorbo@mailbox.sc.edu803-777-3858. The Committee will begin full review of applications and nominations on December 4, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Adjunct, Wayne State School of Information Sciences, Detroit, MI

The Wayne State School of Information Sciences is looking for an adjunct to teach "Public Libraries" online during the Winter (January-May) 2018 semester. Familiarity with Blackboard and/or Canvas LMS strongly preferred. 

It is our policy to not hire adjuncts who are concurrently teaching for other MLIS programs. 

If you are interested, please email your CV to Megen Rehahn Drulia at ay6086@wayne.edu

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Metadata Librarian/Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented Metadata Librarian to join the Digital Production Services team. Reporting to the Chair of Digital Production Services, the Metadata Librarian will coordinate projects that involve the digitization and description of collections belonging to the University of Florida and collaborating institutions. The Metadata Librarian will apply knowledge of metadata, taxonomies, and technical expertise to incorporate new content into UF's digital library management system and make improvements to existing content. This involves description of materials, transformation of metadata, training of student assistants and contributors in best practices related to digitization and digital libraries, and reviewing the work of contributors to ensure that it adheres to relevant standards and procedures. With members of the Digital Production Services team, the Metadata Librarian will develop requirements for UF Digital Library services, continuously monitor the technology environment for changes and new software, and craft innovative solutions to improve the services we offer. 

 

We seek candidates who are passionate about working with metadata and understand its role in transformative library services, who are invested in the future of librarianship on a practical level, and who are creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in current, relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the UF community.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Metadata Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making.

 

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Research Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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

The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on the areas of natural resources and earth sciences. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in natural resources and earth sciences are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in environmental and/or agricultural policy.

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

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

The selectee will work a 40-hour week and may be required to provide evening and Saturday reference desk coverage, including Monday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Saturday work is required only when Congress is in session). The remaining work hours (non-evening/Saturday) will be determined based on workload and coverage needs, and will contribute to the total of 40 hour per week.

 

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

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Business Data Analyst, Chase Cost Management, New York, NY

Chase Cost Management (CCM), a division of LAC Group, seeks a Business Data Analyst to work in their office in New York, NY. The objective of this role is to provide data analysis and reporting support. The individual serves as the primary professional support role for the managers and executives of CCM and between clients, when applicable. The analyst will work with available data and translate into English, useful metrics and summaries that will support our recommendation to clients, assist in making better business decisions, etc. The individual will be providing strong analytical and reporting support to the consulting team, using excel, Qlik (BI tool) and other data management tools.

The candidate works directly with the Manager of Research Consulting and Vice President of Legal Research to understand the division's business environment and needs. He or she identifies and documents relevant project documents and related data to project, process and specification details.


Responsibilities:

  • Acquiring data from primary or secondary data sources and maintaining databases
  • Performs detailed analysis of database usage, survey data and  draw conclusions; translate the data into an understandable document
  • Understands business context, problems and communicates them clearly in written and oral format.
  • Helps maintain records for all active projects and implements archival processes for completed work.
  • Provides additional support for basic client related inquiries for the Legal Research Consulting Division when management is unavailable.
  • Documents meeting minutes and action items for internal and client related projects.
  • Performs data entry and corrections of data in CCM systems.
  • Responsible for ensuring the accuracy, timeliness, and completion of all tasks that support the CCM program.
  • Support the development and monitoring of the CCM program results and dashboards to clients and CCM.
  • Work with the team to support the development of operational measures, targets, and thresholds that would be useful to report to Client, derived from our data
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Skills

  • 2-4 years of experience in documenting business and data requirements for consulting, legal or corporate development projects.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Math, Stats, Business, Economics, Finance or Accounting.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including data analysis, pivot table, and chart creation and ability to generate simple to mid-level Microsoft SQL queries.
  • Math skills to estimate numerical data.
  • Knowledge of Qlik (BI tool) is preferred.
  • Project or delivery management experience supporting business intelligence, data mining and/or data consolidation preferred.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, strong written, verbal presentation skills and a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to meet tight project deadlines.
  • Knowledge of corporate and legal research platforms (Westlaw, Lexis, CapIQ, Bloomberg) is desirable.

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/tvaZrZ

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Museum Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Position Description: Full-time, nine month, tenure accruing faculty position
Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2018

The School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in Museum Studies. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track faculty position with an expected start date of August 2018. The faculty member will pursue an active program of research; teach a 2-2 load of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level; and contribute service to the university, the community, and the profession.

Within the School of Art + Art History, we believe that museums can change the world. The Graduate Program in Museum Studies at the University of Florida prepares the museum leaders of tomorrow to be ethical, socially engaged members of their communities prepared to make positive impacts, both locally and globally, through museum work. Our selective program was established nearly twenty years ago and like museums themselves, we are engaged, responsive, and evolving.

We seek a collaborator, a thought partner, a committed teacher and mentor, an engaged community member, and a committed researcher of Museum Studies. Together with the Director of Museum Studies, this person will work to revise the curriculum to align with the emerging needs of museums and communities. This person will be tasked with growing the program to include new courses and learning opportunities, and expanding to online platforms while also developing the on-campus program. We have a strong interest in community engagement and growing our presence in local communities. We are seeking a faculty member also interested in developing relationships with other UF faculty and community organizations to develop research, and create learning opportunities for students outside the classroom.

We welcome applications from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, as well any area of expertise within the field of museum studies and practice. Interest in areas of diversity, inclusion, and social justice are particularly welcomed.

Responsibilities: Teaching graduate courses in Museum Studies (history and philosophy of museums, exhibition design, collections management, etc.); advising graduate students; engaging faculty from diverse disciplines; conducting a program of scholarly research appropriate to Museum Studies; participating in service to school, college, university, community, and profession. Candidates must be able to work with students pursuing careers in a range of disciplines and institutions (e.g. museums of art, history, science, technology, etc.)

SCHOOL OF ART + ART HISTORY: Organized within the College of the Arts, the School of Art + Art History plays an important role in the academic life of the university and in the community. The school has 34 full-time faculty, 320 undergraduate students, and more than 120 graduate students. Degree programs include the B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. Areas of study include visual art studies, art history, art education, museum studies, graphic design, and studio art (art + technology, ceramics, creative photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture). Also a part of the School of Art + Art History is the University Galleries-University Gallery, the Gary R. Libby Gallery, and Grinter Gallery - which provide exhibition space for professional and student artwork. The University Galleries play an integral role in the teaching mission of the School of Art + Art History, the College of the Arts, as well as serving the entire UF and Gainesville community. The School of Art + Art History is also home to WARP, (the Workshop for Art Research and Practice), the 4Most Gallery, and work and design facilities at Infinity Hall. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The art education program is accredited by NCATE. For more information, visit www.arts.ufl.edu/art.

COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The College of the Arts fosters creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence, and innovation across disciplines. We achieve the university's mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their critical thinking and inspiring a culture of curiosity and imagination. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,300 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 100 faculty members in its three accredited schools - the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music and the School of Theatre + Dance. In addition to its schools, the college comprises the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, the Center for Arts and Public Policy, the Center for World Arts, the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

The University of Florida: The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top ten best public universities in the nation in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.

Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation's most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

Applicants must hold a PhD or be ABD (with projected completion by August 2018) in Museum Studies, Art History or a related field, and an active record of scholarly achievement. Applicants must have the expertise to teach graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in Museum Studies.

Please see the full posting for details; review of applications begins on January 2, 2018: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/505278/assistantassociate-professor-in-museum-studies

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Collection Development and Assessment Librarian, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Collection Development and Assessment Librarian

College of Charleston Libraries

The Collection Development and Assessment Librarian manages the assessment, title selection processes, and licensing of digital and print resources by formulating, articulating, and managing the direction, balance, and focus of the Library's collections to support learning, teaching, and research. They provide direction for collection development related library liaison activities with academic departments and monitor changes in the College's academic programs, degrees, and research emphases and adapt collection development decisions to meet emerging needs. The Collection Development and Assessment Librarian provides direction for the evaluation and acquisition of high-quality collections that support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University and works to promote a culture of assessment and the integration of assessment into all phases of planning, services, and collection management. This is a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment and carries with it the expectation that faculty member will contribute significantly to the profession.

 

Collection Development Responsibilities:

  • Selects materials for the library's general digital and print collections. Consults with Associate Dean for Collections and Content Services and library colleagues on selection of journal and e-book packages and database purchase recommendations.
  • Leads and manages collections assessment and development by analyzing institutional data, usage statistics, and other metrics; by utilization of title selection plans, such as PDA, DDA, etc.; and by faculty, student and staff requests, publisher offers, and other sources.
  • Provides data for reports and analyses related to collections development and maintenance as required by university offices and external agencies, including accreditation bodies.
  • Assists in planning and evaluation of technology as it pertains to traditional and digital services in acquisitions, serials management, electronic resources licensing and collection management
  • Provides supervision for two full-time Acquisitions and Resource Management staff; assigns and reviews their work, orients and/or trains new staff.

 

Collection Assessment Responsibilities:

  • Uses relevant data and metrics to support the library's collection analysis and collection development decisions.
  • Under the direction of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Coordinator, meets collection assessment goals as established by the Associate Dean of Collections and Content Services.
  • Advises Collection Development Committee on purchase options relative to collection assessments findings.

 

Library and College Affairs:

  • Undertakes research and/or professional development related to professional and scholarly interests.
  • Serves on library, college, and professional committees, elected and assigned.

 

For more information and to apply: https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/6757

Posting close date: 12/07/2017

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Cataloger, LAC Federal, Beltsville, MD

LAC Federal seeks an experienced Cataloger for a full-time position with our client, a prestigious government library located in Beltsville, Maryland. This position is a full-time, benefited position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
This role requires supporting a full range of cataloging tasks including: copy cataloging, original cataloging, catalog maintenance duties, withdrawals, maintain records for electronic publications, analytics, assigning call numbers, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:
All applicants must have an MLS or MLIS from an accredited library school as well as 2 or more years of cataloging experience.
Experience with RDA, AACR2 and MARC Records is required. Experience with Voyager ILS systems is required.

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/NMUXXn

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Head, Shared Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries seek an experienced collaborator, knowledgeable about print management and retention procedures, to serve in a new position as the Head, Shared Collections. This is a year-round (12-month) tenure track faculty position, in the Shared Collections department, which includes the Auxiliary Libraries Facility (ALF), the Interim Library Facility (ILF), Serials Cataloging, and the Government Documents Cataloging Unit.

The Head, Shared Collections provides leadership for the University of Florida's statewide, regional, and national shared print collections, which includes the Florida Academic Repository (FLARE), a statewide shared storage initiative; manages other programs such as the Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL); and participates in regional and national conversations such as the those of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Scholars Trust and the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, both of which represent exciting opportunities to help shape these conversations. The Head, Shared Collections analyzes data related to print retention decisions; provides leadership to guide groups in complex technical and cross-institutional issues; and helps build consensus among multiple constituencies. In addition to managing the FLARE collection, this position is responsible for providing leadership for storage materials that are not part of the shared collection (UF Only)!

The Shared Collections Department consists of 19 FTE, including 4 direct reports. ALF is one of two storage facilities which the Smathers Libraries operate and is the site for a proposed high-density facility. Both the Government Documents Cataloging Unit and the ALF Storage staff reside in that building. The "UF Only" storage collections are also located in this building. Staff in ALF process monographs into FLARE, process inter-library loan (ILL) requests, and deliver local materials to and from the UF campus. The Government Documents Cataloging unit is responsible for cataloging and receiving federal government documents, as well as assisting in correcting catalog records for the FLARE collection. Additionally, patron requests for federal government documents are handled in this unit. The Serials Cataloging unit consists of two FTE who are responsible for correcting serials cataloging records for both!

The Smathers Libraries and for FLARE. The Head, Shared Collections, will contribute to local policy and procedure decisions, develop and assess workflows, and seek creative approaches for managing shared storage and the Government Documents Cataloging unit.

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently, the Head, Shared Collections, will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the position will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. The Head, Shared Collections, 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 December 11, 2017 and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

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

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Librarian, Walsh College, Troy, MI

Reports to: Director, Library

FLSA: Non-exempt

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference services, online searching and individual instruction to patrons.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining library research guides (LibGuides).
  • Keep current with library databases, search features and general reference sources.
  • Create online tutorials.
  • Develop and deliver library related presentations, as requested
  • Assist at Circulation Desk, as necessary. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • MS in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution required.
  • Ability to develop and deliver library based instruction in the classroom, to small groups, and individuals that  are appropriate to the learner.
  • Camtasia or Captivate knowledge required.
  • Strong track record of patron service required.
  • Proficiency with online databases, Internet searches, and library related technology required.
  • Excellent organizational skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and presentation communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of business collection a plus.
  • Must be available to work Sunday afternoons and some evenings.
  • Must be able to work at Troy and Novi campuses.

 

To Apply: Submit resume with salary requirement to the Walsh College HR Office at: hr@walshcollege.edu (Please indicate position in subject line)

ACCEPTING RESUMES UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2018.

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Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, FL

Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC)

Associate University Librarian or University Librarian 

Gainesville is a welcoming city offering unique outdoor activities, excellent museums, historical sites, a strong music scene, quality breweries, eclectic dining and local food choices, and a great variety of sporting events. One and half hours to either coast, four hours to Atlanta, and six hours to Miami, Gainesville is well situated for exploring the North Central Florida region and beyond. The George A. Smathers Libraries encourage participation in decision making and innovative projects, offering a unique grants management program and a strong learning environment. The Special and Area Studies Collections Department faculty and staff offer a collegial, supportive, and active tenure home, together promoting, curating, and providing public access to a broad array of distinctive special and circulating collections.

 

The Special and Area Studies Collections Department seeks an experienced leader to provide strategic vision and overall management of a preeminent collection in a dynamic, engaging environment at the University of Florida. The Head Curator of the LACC will contribute to scholarship at the Smathers Libraries in this full-time, tenure-track faculty position. A successful candidate will serve as the key liaison for the Libraries' partnerships related to the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí digitization project and other initiatives. The Head Curator will collaborate closely within the Libraries, with faculty and students at the Center for Latin American Studies, and with campus departments to promote distinctive collections and to support emerging research and teaching needs at the University of Florida.

 

The Head Curator will coordinate a collaborative team of experienced library faculty and staff in establishing LACC priorities, goals, and procedures for public services, technical services, and for the management of Latin American and Caribbean circulating and special collections, overseeing these materials budgets. The Head Curator will also participate in instructional, community, and fundraising outreach, bibliographical control, digitization projects, exhibits, and in consultation with the Chair, will liaise between the LACC unit and the Libraries' administration. The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently, the Head Curator of LACC will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. Theincumbent will pursue research, publication, and professional service activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

The search will remain open until November 28, 2017, applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.

 

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 Archivist, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Digital Archivist

Davidson College seeks a collaborative and innovative early career Digital Archivist to join our archives and special collections team.  Reporting to the College Archivist & Records Management Coordinator, this person will partner with the Special Collections Librarian, the Project Archivist for Justice, Equality, and Community, the College Archivist, and other members of the library staff to preserve and make accessible born-digital and digitized archival content. The Digital Archivist will lead the development and implementation of policies, standards, and procedures for the acquisition and preservation of digital archival collections and will engage in outreach activities to promote the use of these collections.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or a Master's degree in Archival Studies with experience in an academic library
  • Successful completion of coursework specifically addressing digital libraries, digital archives, digital preservation, digital forensics, and/or electronic records
  • Internship, practicum, or experience working with born digital materials in an archives
  • Knowledge of metadata standards, including Dublin Core, MODS, MARC, and EAD
  • Familiarity with one or more digital platforms, including WordPress, Bepress, Shared Shelf, ArchivesSpace or Omeka, and significant use of digitization technologies
  • Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, and time management skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks     

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with fragile and unique materials and video, audio, and image editing
  • Familiarity with copyright, rights management, and privacy laws, especially as these concepts apply to the retention and preservation of born-digital and digitized materials   
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with others to provide reference and instruction
  • Interest in coordinating, documenting, and preserving oral history collections
  • Understanding of undergraduate liberal arts education       

This is a full-time, 12-month position. Apply by December 4, 2017, for fullest consideration. Open until filled. 

Candidates are asked to submit a resume and a cover letter addressing their experience and skills and how these relate to the mission of Davidson College and the Library. For more information and the online application: http://employment.davidson.edu/cw/en-us/job/492653/digital-archivist 

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Special Collections Processing Archivist, Riverside Library, University of California, Riverside, CA

Rank and Salary Scale 
Assistant/Associate Librarian - Potential Career
$60,843 - $65,942

Organizational Unit
Special Collections and University Archives

Position Overview
The University of California, Riverside Library seeks a dynamic, innovative and service-oriented Special Collections Processing Archivist to oversee the accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation and provision of access to manuscript and archival holdings in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives.

Located an hour's drive to the east of Los Angeles, an hour west of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, an hour east of ocean beaches, ninety minutes north of San Diego, and an hour south of mountain ski resorts, UCR is located in an area of dramatic landscapes and rich cultural traditions. The University is a dynamic, aggressively-developing land grant research institution dedicated to preparing its diverse student body to be successful competitors in the world marketplace of ideas. UCR boasts the first new School of Medicine to open on the West Coast in 43 years; a new School of Public Policy; and the Bourns College of Engineering, ranked 10th in the world according to an international ranking organization.

The UCR Library is a critical partner in preparing UCR's students to be globally competitive while simultaneously preparing them for careers in the Inland Empire and beyond. The mission of the UCR Library is no less than to bring the world's information resources to the UCR community and to ensure that UCR students, faculty, and staff have the skills to fully exploit those resources to change the world for the better.

The UCR Library is a team of intensely collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to our students, faculty, and community members in a rapidly evolving information environment. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated; committed to problem-solving in local, regional, national, and international arenas; and able to develop innovative solutions to complex problems; and a dynamic and effective leader.

The UCR Library is comprised of three facilities housing more than 3,800,000 volumes, 940,000 electronic books, 97,000 print and electronic journals, and 2,300,000 microforms. The Library provides services to more than 22,000 students and nearly 2,000 faculty and other academics in an institutional environment planning for and experiencing extensive growth. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic staff of 131 FTE librarians, support personnel (including student FTE) in building a research library of excellence within a dynamic and diverse university ranked among the top 50 in the nation. The UCR Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Among the unique collections of the UCR Library is the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Water Resources Collections & Archives, the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian, the Paul Chou Collection of Chinese history and culture, the George Brown Papers, the Tomás Rivera Papers, and the Inland Empire Memories Initiative. Information about the UCR Libraries is available at http://library.ucr.edu.

The UCR Library is an integral part of the University of California library system. With collections totaling 30 million volumes, UC's more than 100 libraries are surpassed in size on the American continent only by the Library of Congress collection. In addition, UC's California Digital Library (CDL) provides the core of the University's digital collections. CDL also assists UC to share resources and holdings more effectively, and provides leadership in applying technology to the development of library collections and services. Organizationally situated within the UC Office of the President, the CDL operates in close collaboration with all UC campuses and their libraries.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining unit; The University Council-American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Reporting to the Director of Distinctive Collections, the Processing Archivist is responsible for overseeing the accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation and provision of access to manuscript and archival holdings in the Department of Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA), and in collaboration with colleagues in SCUA and Collection Strategies, will contribute to the selection, appraisal, and acquisition of new collections.

  • Processes existing and incoming archival and special collections materials using best practices and current national standards, describing collections, and creating finding aids and related records in ArchivesSpace, the department's archival management system, as appropriate.

  • Uploads completed finding aids to online public access catalogs including consortial online databases, such as the Online Archive of California, in coordination with the Metadata & Technical Services staff.

  • Integrates digital collections with finding aids and related records, as appropriate, in coordination with Digital Initiatives staff.

  • Participates in projects to revise, edit, correct and digitally publish legacy finding aids.

  • Identifies and carries out rehousing and preservation treatments in consultation with the Special Collections and University Archives' Collections Management Librarian and Preservation Services Department.

  • In collaboration with the Special Collections and University Archives Public Services staff, provides advanced-level reference service to assist researchers, students, faculty, staff, and the community in identifying and using Special Collections and other library materials as indicated or requested.

  • Raises public awareness of newly processed collections through social media, web-based platforms, and other outlets as appropriate

  • Collaborates with/assists the Director of Distinctive Collections or other exhibitions curators to identify Departmental holdings that highlight particular interests.

  • Collaborates with/assists the Digital Initiatives Program Manager or other curators to identify Departmental holdings that are candidates for digitization.

  • Participates in the hiring, training, and supervising of para-professional staff, student workers and/or interns; leads a team of student workers.

  • Maintains knowledge of current best practices, trends and performs continuous assessment of innovative methodologies, technologies and approaches. Identifies opportunities for improvement and communicates them to Departmental leadership.

  • Participates in general Departmental, Library and professional activities as appropriate.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Information Science or Master of Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent; or a Masters in History with a specialization in Archives.
  • One or more years of job-related experience, preferably in a college library and/or archival environment
  • Demonstrated experience in arranging, describing and preserving complex manuscript and/or archival collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) formats.
  • Knowledge and understanding of library-based descriptive standards including Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Resource Description and Access (RDA).
  • Demonstrated experience providing reference services.
  • Coursework and/or training in archival theory, methodology, issues, and trends.
  • Knowledge of records management issues and best practices.
  • Ability to foster a respectful, cooperative, professional and courteous work environment, maintain confidentiality and employ tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service, facilitation, and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects, working cooperatively with others or independently.
  • Ability to perform accurate, detailed work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using ArchivesSpace, Archivists' Toolkit, Aeon, Millennium, and/or other content management and library collections systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Dublin Core
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of at least one language other than English
  • Alma or another Next Generation Integrated Library Management System; Archon, Drupal or other standards-based web publishing environment, and Primo or another Next Generation Discovery layer.
  • UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Physical, mental and environmental demands:

  • Ability to lift materials weighing up to 30 lbs., shelve/retrieve materials from shelves at ground level up to six feet in height and perform light maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and push loaded book trucks weighing up to approximately 250 lbs.
  • Ability to travel to various campus locations.
  • Ability to bend to adjust or work with office and library equipment.
  • Dust and other allergens from books and archives may be encountered.
  • Interruptions and meeting with a variety of people will be required on a regular basis.

Salary and benefits: 
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of $60,843-$65,942. Appointment at Assistant or Associate Librarian rank dependent upon qualifications and experience. Advancement through the librarian ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every two to three years, each of which includes substantial peer input. Excellent retirement system, health and vacation benefits.

Application Information: 
Please complete and submit the information requested in AP Recruit (resume, names and contact information of at least three references, and a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the primary duties of the position) as directed at: APRecruit (https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF00856). The search will remain open until the position is filled; for best consideration application should be received by December 29, 2017.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

More information can be found here.

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Records Analyst, Oregon State Archives, Salem, OR

The Archives Division is recruiting for a Records Analyst. The salary range is $3,458 - $5,034 per month.

 

This is an Open Competitive recruitment open to any applicant who meets the qualifications.

 

The announcement can be found on the internet at:

http://sos.oregon.gov/Pages/employmentopportunities.aspx

 

To apply follow the link below to the State of Oregon E-RECRUIT system.

http://www.oregonjobs.org/

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Information Services Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

The Information Services Librarian at Health Sciences and Human Services Library provides front line support for the research and teaching/learning needs of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. With a strong commitment to outstanding public service, this dynamic and forward-thinking Information Services Librarian brings initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm for teaching, learning, research, and collaboration to this user-focused position. To engage users and advance their success, this librarian designs and develops library-based onsite programs and provides University-wide research support through Research Connection, a comprehensive suite of research services.

 

This faculty librarian position is a member of the Information Services Department, which is home to reference services, circulation services, and other innovative public service programming. Reporting to the Head of Information Services, this librarian actively collaborates with faculty and staff throughout the HS/HSL and with academic partners, such as the Writing Center, throughout the University. 

 

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

 

Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library's faculty. For more information see the University's "Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty": http://cf.umaryland.edu/umpolicies/usmpolicyInfo.cfm?polid=19&section=all.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides user-focused research assistance at the HS/HSL's Information Services Desk.
  • Delivers expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, and staff, emphasizing searching skills, critical appraisal of resources, information management, measuring research impact, research data management, and more.
  • Leads dynamic in-person and online instructional programming.
  • Provides expert search services for intensive research projects such as faculty collaboration on systematic reviews.
  • Builds collaborative relationships/develops programming with University partners such as the Office of Academic Affairs and the Writing Center.
  • Advises faculty and students regarding aspects of scholarly communication including copyright and publication strategies.
  • Promotes programs and services in social media and through other communication methods.
  • Participates actively in committees within the Library, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, and research practice.
  • Develops and continually improves innovative programs and services such as the Poster Printing Service and IRB Consent Form Service.
  • Pursues research and professional development activities appropriate to maintaining or advancing appointment rank. 

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Expert searching skills in health sciences databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality instruction online and in person.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to prioritize varied projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

 

PREFERRED:

  • An undergraduate degree or comparable background in biological or health sciences.
  • Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
  • Knowledge of copyright compliance and the legal use of e-resources in teaching, learning, and research.
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities.

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include your CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized).  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 27, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/InfoSrvLib.  

MINIMUM SALARY:  $50,000, commensurate with experience

 

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

 

HOURS:  This full-time position includes some evening and weekend hours.

 

ENVIRONMENT:

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

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

 

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7500 faculty and staff members on UMB's 60-acre research and technology complex consisting of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/

 

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

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Faculty, Digital Humanities/Humanities Computing, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Faculty Position in Digital Humanities/Humanities Computing

The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences is seeking to hire a faculty member with a specialty in Digital Humanities Computing. The search is open-rank and open-department. The candidate will be hired into the department that best fits their background, which may be Library and Information Science or another discipline. For more information, please see the full job advertisement.

http://slis.ou.edu/Websites/slis/images/FACULTY%20POSITION%20IN%20DIGITAL%20HUMANITIES%20COMPUTING_FINAL.pdf

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Law Librarian, SharePoint, Alexandria, VA

LAC Federal is seeking a Law Librarian with experience in Legal Databases including managing and tracking legal document workflow and creating and populating legal and administrative forms. This is a 1+ year full time position (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited in Alexandria, VA.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and track legal document workflows, and to create and populate legal and administrative forms in Adobe, Microsoft Word, InfoPath and other tools.
  • The Librarian will be responsible for Knowledge Management using SharePoint to support office staff, creating and maintaining digital libraries containing relevant documents and articles on specific legal topics, training staff on the use of the KM tools and other information products, and providing research assistance.


Qualifications

  • Education Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree

OR

  • Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a Special Certificate in Law Librarianship

OR

  • Two years as a professional law librarian
  • Experience with using an electronic knowledge management system (SharePoint strongly preferred)
  • Proven ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situation
  • Prior experience with federal criminal law and litigation
  • A solid understanding of legal documentation
  • Candidate may substitute 2 years of work of experience managing an electronic knowledge management system for the above education qualifications provided they also have:
  • Three years of equivalent professional level experience working as a law librarian

OR

  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university

OR

  • Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved program.

To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/1k4Wqw
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Assistant Dean, Special Collections, Seton Hall, South Orange, NJ

Job no: 493126 (apply here)
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Administrator

Reporting to the Dean of the University Libraries, the Assistant Dean for Special Collections & the Gallery provides leadership and daily oversight for the two departments and oversees all activities including collecting, processing, organizing, preserving, and making accessible collections of manuscripts, archives, Archdiocese of Newark archive, rare books, art and artifacts, digital collections and the website and web-based tools to accomplish this work. The Assistant Dean provides expertise and creativity in the curation, development, collection analysis, and selection of collections, supports the Dean in donor relations and community engagement and works collaboratively within the library, the university, and the larger community. Closely coordinates the common collection space and processing between Special Collections and the Gallery. Leads, supports and develops staff, administrators and library faculty in their development and in the development of services, monitors and assesses progress on the division's objectives, and participates in the next level/steps of planning for the University Libraries and the division.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership, direction, support and daily oversight for the two departments and oversees all activities including collecting, processing, organizing, preserving, and making accessible collections of manuscripts, archives, rare books, art and artifacts, digital collections and the website and web-based tools to accomplish this work in the common collection collection and processing spaces. Oversees services and workflows to increase efficiencies in processing collections. Collaboratively works to develop and shape policies, space efficiencies and accessibility and visibility of the collections. The Gallery runs an ambitious exhibition schedule, is responsible for the organization, description and preservation of the art and artifacts collection, including a significant ethnographic collection.
  • Develops, shapes, and stewards existing collections and selectively pursues grants/gifts of money and collections that reflect and support the institutional mission; helps to shape selective purchases of materials (rare books manuscripts, ephemera).
  • Serves on committees in the University libraries and in the University as appropriate; leads and develops library faculty, administrative and staff professional skills and career paths; other duties as assigned. Keeps abreast of current developments and best practices in the field.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree - Library and Information Sciences, ALA accredited, or equivalent in in-depth training and experience or a recognized ALA MLS equivalent. Must have substantive experience in Archives and/or Special Collections; 3-5 years experience.
  • At least 2 years supervisory experience and demonstrated increasing responsibilities; at least 3 years archives/special collections experience.
  • Knowledge of the principles of archival arrangement and description, knowledge of preservation practices and library, archival (archival management and preservation) information technology applications (e.g. Preservica, BePress, Omeka); familiarity with the principles of records management.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.Demonstrated experience managing complex projects and the work of others; demonstrated skills in planning, managing, evaluating programs and services.Experience with applications of technology relevant to archives management (such as ArchivesSpace) and digital preservation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends, standards, and practices of archival services in academic libraries and demonstrated understanding of digitization practices and applications in archives.
  • Excellent and clear communication skills across all constituencies: administration, faculty, staff, and in the professional venues for the field.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster a collegial work environment where change and innovation are encouraged.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or second graduate degree preferred - field open.
  • Knowledge of rare books/manuscripts collecting desired.
  • Basic working knowledge of art/artifact description, handling, and/or preservation, familiarity with PastPerfect.

 

Exempt/Non-Exempt:

  • Exempt

Salary Grade:

  • Administrative - AD190

Physical Demands:

  • General office environment
  • Occasional heavy lifting and carrying

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Provide names and contact information for three references.
  • The person in this position is required to perform his or her duties at all Seton Hall University locations and facilities, as assigned.

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Open Positions, Haiti Projects, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Position #1: Community Library Coordinator

Location: Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Hours: Varied hours, some evenings and week-ends

Begins: Immediately

Mission: Haiti Projects is a 501(C)(3) corporation with focused initiatives to empower women of rural Haiti toward self-sufficiency. We provide access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. Haiti Projects is located in the town of Fond des Blancs. We are currently the second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 60,000 people live with no electricity or public services.

 

Responsibilities:

Operations

  • Manage library operations
  • Develop relevant operating procedures and protocols
  • Ensure library has all materials and supplies necessary to function
  • Oversee regular maintenance and repair of equipment and building- contract and negotiate with repairmen
  • Ensure sound financial management
  • Prepare budgets for activities and programs and adhere to HP financial protocols
  • Document all revenues
  • Develop creative ways to increase revenues

 

Programs

  • Develop ongoing programs and short term activities in coordination with the needs of the community and school partners
  • Work with library staff to ensure successful execution of programs and activities
  • Identify metrics to measure impact and reach of programs and activities
  • Suggest ways to improve client services and satisfaction

 

Supervision

  • Supervise the library staff in the execution of their tasks
  • Provide training for staff as needed
  • Conduct yearly performance reviews (or more frequently if necessary)
  • Participate in recruitment of new staff and volunteers

 

Community Engagement

  • Develop a community outreach strategy to maximize the potential of the library
  • Form relationships with schools, community leaders, and libraries/educational institutions at the local and national levels
  • Restore and manage the local library board

Reporting

  • Prepare and submit a monthly report with relevant statistics
  • Analyze statistics to dictate strategies to ensure the library is serving diverse populations
  • Participate in the weekly staff meetings

 

Other

  • Assist with other relevant tasks 

 

Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience in a developing country or low-resource setting is highly desirable
  • High level of intercultural competency required, knowledge of Haiti and Haitian culture highly desirable
  • Exceptional ability to integrate new processes
  • Resourceful with strong interpersonal skills and management skills
  • Experience in library administration
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends
  • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

 

Compensation: This is a stipend position commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume with subject line "Community Library Coordinator" to ferry@haitiprojects.org no later than November 12, 2017.

 

Position #2: Maker Space Coordinator

Location: Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Hours: Varied hours, some evenings and week-ends

Begins: Immediately

Mission: Haiti Projects is a 501(C)(3) corporation with focused initiatives to empower women of rural Haiti toward self-sufficiency. We provide access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. Haiti Projects is located in the town of Fond des Blancs.  We are currently the second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 60,000 people live with no electricity or public services.

 

Function: Haiti Projects seeks an individual who is creative and excited about the prospect of being part of a visionary model for our Library working as a Maker Space Coordinator. The Maker Space Coordinator will be responsible for developing innovative maker programming, training and supervising Maker Space staff and maintaining the Maker Space activity area.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate all aspects of Maker Space programming including curriculum development, program implementation and basic day-to-day operations of the space.
  2. Collaborate with local and international partners to meet deliverables associated with maker projects such as peer-to-peer learning and peer-mentor worldwide networking
  3. Supervise, train and schedule Maker Space staff to assist in the facilitation of programs.
  4. Assist in maintaining budgets, reports and statistics that correspond to the Maker Space
  5. Research, develop culturally relevant, innovative, and self-sustained maker projects that provide economic opportunities for the region
  6.  Maintain all Maker Space materials, tools and equipment including hardware and software.
  7. Assist in other duties as needed. 

Qualifications

Education: B.A. or equivalent degree in appropriate field.

Experience: One to two years' experience conducting creative hands-on activities using hand tools, electronics, computer software/hardware and other various technologies.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working internationally is preferred
  • Ability to communicate in or a willingness to learn French and/or Haitian Creole
  • Familiar with teaching strategies in informal and formal settings that support creative engaged learning for all.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with teams with the ability to harness team creativity and translate into effective programming.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications and capacity to use social media.
  • Interest/abilities in physical computing, open source hardware and software, video and audio production, and desktop fabrication.
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends
    • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule
    • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

 

Compensation: This is a stipend position commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume with subject line "Maker Space Coordinator" to ferry@haitiprojects.org no later than November 12, 2017.

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Informatics, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The University of North Texas Department of Information Science invites applications for a faculty position in Health Informatics at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin Fall 2018. The position is for applicants with expertise in the management of health data and information, digital healthcare systems and applications, and computational techniques in bioinformatics. 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 informatics and expanding the curriculum of the nationally ranked program through collaborative initiatives. The successful candidate is expected to be engaged with doctoral students and serve on dissertation committees.

The University of North Texas Department of Information Science is one of the academic units of the College of Information, a member of the iSchool Caucus. 

Minimum qualifications include:

  1. an earned doctorate in health informatics, computer science, information science, or a closely related field (ABDs defending their dissertation before the start date of their position will be considered for Assistant Professor rank);
  2. evidence of research, scholarship, publications, and/or external funding, commensurate with rank; and
  3. evidence of teaching experience, commensurate with rank. For applicants to Associate Professor rank, evidence of national standing in scholarship is required.  

 

Preferred qualifications include: 

  1. evidence of effective teaching via distance or distributed learning methods;
  2. work experience in a health care environment/setting; and
  3. evidence of collaboration with other colleagues. For applications to Associate Professor rank, evidence of international standing in scholarship is required.  

 

This is a 9-month position with optional summer teaching. 
To apply for the position, visit: facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52959. You must submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and names and contact information for 3 references to apply. 
The review of applications begins February 1, 2018, and the position is open until the search is closed. 
Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Ana D. Cleveland, Search Committee Chair for Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Informatics, Ana.Cleveland@unt.edu or 940-565-3559.
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
 
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

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Faculty Position, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma seeks an innovative scholar in digital humanities/humanities computing for an open rank, tenured/tenure track faculty position. This search is part of a cluster hire in the new Data Scholarship Program (DSP). The humanities component of the position is open, so candidates from a broad range of humanities and humanities-related disciplines are encouraged to apply. The position will begin in August 2018.

The incumbent is expected to become a leader within a vibrant community of humanists and other researchers using computational tools. A successful candidate in this position will play an integral role in the development of the DSP. This initiative connects researchers from diverse scholarly domains for collaboration via common approaches and for improvement of educational opportunities and research support. The incumbent will take a leadership role in curriculum and research development for this cross-disciplinary program and contribute to teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in the Data Scholarship Program and the home department(s). Humanities researchers at OU are allied through the Humanities Forum (http://www.ou.edu/humanitiesforum.html), which among many other activities has regularly hosted a Digital Humanities Symposium featuring local and national leaders in Digital Humanities. In addition, digital humanists are supported and connected through the award-winning staff of the Digital Scholarship Lab, who help to forge collaborations among researchers across the disciplines. Such connections include those with faculty from the College of Engineering who teach in the rapidly growing, Data Science and Analytics M.S. program (datascience.ou.edu<http://datascience.ou.edu/>).

Required Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in a humanities, information science, or related discipline.
  • An active and productive research program.
  • Experience with computational tools and methods for analyzing and visualizing data.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills essential to digital humanities computing project development and completion, including but not limited to skills related to developing and managing datasets, data modeling and structuring, data analysis and visualization, and/or mining textual, visual, or aural data.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching that engages students in digital humanities interpretation and humanities computing skill development.
  • A sustained research program and a record of top-tier, peer-reviewed or other high-impact scholarly publication.
  • Experience with collaborative, cross-disciplinary research and a record of 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 HumanResources website at http://hr.ou.edu/.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

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.

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

Applications should be submitted to apply.interfolio.com/46095 <http://apply.interfolio.com/46095>  on ByCommittee and should include a curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; a statement of research interests and how the candidate would contribute to research and teaching in the development of a data scholarship program. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, 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.

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.


Dr. June Abbas will be attending the ASIS&T Annual Conference. Please contact her at jmabbas@ou.edu if you wish to arrange a time to talk with her about the position.

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Faculty Position, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications and nominations for a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level to begin fall 2018.

The School is particularly interested in a candidate with specializations in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Academic Libraries
  • Research Methodologies
  • Information Retrieval
  • Archives
  • Digital Repositories
  • Information Science

 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in both face-to-face as well as online environments
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Participate in instruction, research, publication, grant writing, and other scholarly activities
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in library and information studies or related field
  • Capacity to teach in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs
  • Successful record of research, teaching and service reflective of a tenured professor
  • Capacity to advise at the graduate level
  • Knowledge in creating educational materials for face-to-face and online instruction
  • Understand and appreciate information science's connection to field of librarianship

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in an online or distance education environment
  • Active involvement in one or more professional organizations appropriate to area of expertise
  • Experience in procuring grants or external funding
  • Experience working with doctoral programs

 

Applications and nominations are invited for this position. Salary is fully competitive. The Committee will begin full review of applications and nominations on December 4, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Find the full job description at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19570. All application materials MUST be submitted at the link above. 

School Information is available at http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/cic/library_and_information_science

For further information, questions, or to submit nominations, send an email to Dr. Dick  Kawooya, Committee Chair, at kawooya@sc.edu or call at 803-777-4949 or Mike Corbo, Office and Communication Coordinator, at mcorbo@email.sc.edu803-777-3858

The University of South Carolina is committed to diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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Head, Shared Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Head, Shared Collections

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries seek an experienced collaborator, knowledgeable about print management and retention procedures, to serve in a new position as the Head, Shared Collections. This is ayear-round (12-month) tenure track faculty position, in the Shared Collections department, which includes the Auxiliary Libraries Facility (ALF), the Interim Library Facility (ILF), Serials Cataloging, and the Government Documents Cataloging Unit. 

The Head, Shared Collections provides leadership for the University of Florida's statewide, regional, and national shared print collections, which includes the Florida Academic Repository (FLARE), a statewide shared storage initiative; manages other programs such as the Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL); and participates in regional and national conversations such as the those of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Scholars Trust and the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, both of which represent exciting opportunities to help shape these conversations. The Head, Shared Collections analyzes data related to print retention decisions; provides leadership to guide groups in complex technical and cross-institutional issues; and helps build consensus among multiple constituencies. In addition to managing the FLARE collection, this position is responsible for providing leadership for storage materials that are not part of the shared collection (UF Only), for Serials Cataloging,   and for Government Documents Cataloging. The Shared Collections Department consists of 19 FTE, including 4 direct reports. ALF is one of two storage facilities which the Smathers Libraries operate and is the site for a proposed high-density facility. Both the Government Documents Cataloging Unit and the ALF Storage staff reside in that building. The "UF Only" storage collections are also located in this building. Staff in ALF process monographs into FLARE, process inter-library loan (ILL) requests, and deliver local materials to and from the UF campus. The Government Documents Cataloging unit is responsible for cataloging and receiving federal government documents, as well as assisting in correcting catalog records for the FLARE collection. Additionally, patron requests for federal government documents are handled in this unit. The Serials Cataloging unit consists of two FTE who are responsible for correcting serials cataloging records for both the Smathers Libraries and for FLARE. The Head, Shared Collections, will contribute to local policy and procedure decisions, develop and assess workflows, and seek creative approaches for managing shared storage and the Government Documents Cataloging unit.

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently, the Head, Shared Collections, will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the position will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. The Head, Shared Collections, 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 December 11, 2017, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

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

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Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library, Houston, TX

The Harris County Law Library seeks a dynamic, public-service oriented law librarian to join our collaborative, innovation-driven team as an Assistant Law Librarian. The position focuses on providing reference support for self-represented litigants, attorneys, and county officials of the nation's third most-populous county. Through participation in the Law Library's outreach efforts, instructional services, and digital content development, the position also presents a real opportunity for professional growth for a motivated law librarian seeking new challenges, including the chance to build innovative programs and create digital content through the Law Library's Legal Tech Institute.

See the complete job description for a detailed list of duties and responsibilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to Law Library Deputy Director Joseph Lawson at Joseph.Lawson@cao.hctx.net. The position is currently available and applications will be considered as received.

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Head of User Services, University Library, California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

California State University, Sacramento

Head of User Services 

The University Library at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for the position of Head of User Services. This position provides leadership for user-centered services to support the academic, professional, and personal success of a diverse student population. Responsibilities include the management of circulation services, collections and building support, course reserves, resource sharing and in close collaboration with the Library Media Center.

Complete information on the position and instructions on how to apply can be found here http://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/2515

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Librarians, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia Library is now accepting applications for two librarians in residence. The application period will close on December 15, 2017 with a July 1, 2018 start date. We are hosting a series of webinars for those interested in applying.

Join us for a webinar about ACRL's Diversity Alliance Residency for new librarians at the University of Virginia Library.

Register using the links below.

November 1, 2017

2:00-3:00 pm EST

 

November 7, 2017

1:00-2:00 pm EST

 

November 7, 2017

4:00-5:00 pm EST

The University of Virginia Library invites applications from early career librarians for our three-year Resident Librarians program.

Residents will join a cohort from 30 other ACRL Diversity Alliance member institutions. Two positions are available.

Full posting and application instructions are here.

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Assistant Professor, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Responsibilities include teaching in a defined area of library administration/management in service to a specific population such as school libraries, youth services, or archives.

Must also be able to teach one or more of the core courses (foundations, organization of information, reference and user services, information technology and/or research methods).

Must be able to teach effectively in an online environment and be willing to actively participate in assessment activities.

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Earned terminal degree from an accredited university in Library Science/Information Science or related discipline at time of appointment;

Meets or capable of meeting tenure and/or rank requirements from a discipline within the unit as defined by the collective bargaining unit;

Record of scholarly research, creative activity in the discipline.

Experience in supervising internship and fieldwork programs, and the ability to work closely with Chicago-area practitioners to secure internship, clinical and fieldwork positions. Demonstrated ability in design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including distance learning modes will be valued.

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

HOW TO APPLY

If interested, post a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references at https://chicagostate.peopleadmin.com. Review begins immediately and search remains open until the position is filled. For information, contact Dr. Gabriel Gomez at ggomez@csu.edu, or call 773-995-2598. Chicago State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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University Archives Associate, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

University Archives Associate

Library Associate 3

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a University Archives Associate to be part of the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. Reporting to the University Archivist, the University Archives Associate participates in management of the University of Florida Archives and represents the collections to the University of Florida community as well as patrons, visitors, donors, and the general public. Responsibilities include processing institutional records; managing and enhancing digital collections; providing instruction, orientations, and other education and outreach activities; and providing reference and research services. Coordinates special projects, with attention to promotion, extension and alignment of the University Archives with emerging scholarly trends, digital access, and the needs of a preeminent comprehensive, land grant research institution.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the University Archives Associate will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities

 

The search will remain open until November 21, 2017, 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@uflib.ufl.edu

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Manager of Library Locations, Suffolk Public Library, Suffolk, VA

Job Title: Manager of Library Locations

Closing Date: 11/8/2017 @ 12PM (noon) EST

City & State: Suffolk, VA

Description: Suffolk Public Library is anchored by three locations but not limited by them. As a library system committed to community engagement, we want a Manager of Library Locations to help us come out from behind our desks, connect with our customers and transform our spaces to inspire learning and change in our community. We are looking for someone to manage our three library locations, coordinate facilities projects, coach front-line staff, and help set the standard for community-centered library services as part of our Executive Team.

Link: www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/careers/

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Assistant Professor/Arts & Letters Librarian, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor/Arts and Letters Librarian in the University Libraries to begin in Spring 2018. The Arts and Letters Librarian is a member of a team responsible for providing general and specialized research, instruction, outreach, and collection development services and reports to the Head of Public Services. The position has primary emphasis on arts and letters disciplines. Applications must be complete by November 20, 2017, to ensure full consideration. 

 

A job description of this tenure-track, Assistant Professor position and a link to the application form can be found here: http://jobs.usm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57423

 

Find out more about Southern Miss and University Libraries by visiting http://www.usm.edu/ and http://lib.usm.edu/.

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Research Data Coordinator, Columbia University Libraries, NY

The Research Data Coordinator is responsible, in partnership with colleagues across the University, to develop and implement robust services supporting faculty, students, and staff through the research data lifecycle. The Coordinator leads the Libraries' efforts in data management planning, discovery and access of research data, data sharing and publication, and data visualization. As part of the Science, Engineering and Social Sciences Libraries team, the Coordinator is responsible for research consultations, instructional services, and providing front-line research support in-person and virtually. The Coordinator will support digital scholarship initiatives and engage technologies emerging as critical to research and teaching to meet the evolving needs of faculty, students, and staff. The Coordinator will also participate in initiatives across the Libraries including fostering new forms of scholarly
communication.



Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides consultations and training and conducts outreach relating to research data; works with faculty, graduate and post-doctoral students, academic and administrative units, and research centers to enable them to better manage, describe, archive, preserve, and make available university research data, including writing and successfully implementing data management plans and assuring reproducibility throughout the data and analysis process.
  • Works closely with staff within SESSL as well as with the Digital Scholarship staff and other library divisions and personnel, and with appropriate campus partners to plan, implement, and evaluate sustainable services for data-intensive research across the university.
  • Participates in appropriate campus initiatives, committees, and task forces related to data management, access, and storage, reproducibility and in developing policies for data management as part of the campus research community; monitors developments in data standards and best practices and participates in discussions regarding cooperative data curation and data life cycle management activities and services on the local, regional, national, and international level.
  • Develop and collaborate with colleagues in workshops and training related to data management.
  • Participate in local and national organizations, and library system-wide committees



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a related discipline or an accredited MLS or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of best data management practices and demonstrated experience creating and evaluating data management plans
  • Knowledge of statistical software such as Stata, SPSS, R, SAS, or experience with Python or Matlab


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Public service experience in a research institution
  • Experience in providing data analysis and data research support
  • Aptitude for teaching and developing instructional content and documentation in an academic environment
  • Aptitude for teaching and developing instructional content and documentation in an academic environment
  • Experience working with data visualization tools, software, packages and libraries such as Tableau, D3 and/or Shiny
  • Experience related to data packaging, data re-use, and data encoding



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.



*For immediate consideration please apply online*:
*https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65363 *

The search will remain open until the position is filled but review of applications will begin immediately.

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Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Job Description: 

The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian will focus on original and complex cataloging and metadata projects that enhance the discovery of our collections. The position will focus primarily on the special collections of the William & Mary Libraries, but may include other materials that require original cataloging. This position will become expert not just in cataloging, but also in how patrons discover materials through new initiatives such as linked data, RDF, BibFrame, etc. or through websites and online exhibits. They will lead a small group of staff in finding scalable workflows to reduce our backlogs and move efficiently through special collections materials while providing accurate, helpful metadata for researchers. Most importantly, they will bring a positive, creative, playful approach to problem solving, serving as an excellent colleague and partner in the discovery of our wonderful collections and resources.

This position is part of the Libraries' Content Services Team, which includes acquisitions, cataloging, systems, continuing resources, budget & finance, digital services, and collection development and is led by the Associate Dean for Collections & Content Services. This position reports to the head of cataloging and will collaborate closely with their supervisor, the staff they supervise, and others in the team and library on their goals and responsibilities. 

 

Some of the major responsibilities of this position include:

  • Producing original cataloging for various media (including rare books, manuscripts, archives, e-resources) using MARC records (RDA standards), BibFrame description, and possibly other standards as the catalog and discovery systems develop.
  • Leading a small team of staff (2.5 positions) to efficiently and thoughtfully provide access to special collections and other library materials.  Create a positive work environment that models playful innovation and creativity, efficiency in handling projects, thoughtful listening and collaboration, and using data (including user studies) to make decisions.
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues in Special Collections and Content Services to set priorities, goals, processes, and policies that improve access and usability of our collections.
  • Collaborate and consult with librarians and staff across the library consortia (including librarians at Colonial Williamsburg's Rockefeller Library and the Law Library of William & Mary) about their cataloging and metadata needs.
  • Serve as a consultant regarding the metadata needs of digitized special collections.
  • Focus on forward thinking approaches to the discovery and use of library collections.  Research current professional practices and trends.  Keep abreast of vendor options and ideas that are developed by groups including OCLC, other academic libraries, and broad range of web developers who might inform the way we provide access to our materials.

 

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and a stellar project manager. The candidate will combine a good background in cataloging with an open mind about new initiatives designed to improve access to collections. He/she will strive to be positive and fair as a supervisor and creative and collaborative as colleagues.  She/he will be comfortable leading a project and taking the initiative when they see problems that deserve attention. The successful candidate will be interested in the mission and goals of the team and the library at large and eager to support those goals through their primary work and any committees or cross-functional teams they join. 

William & Mary is one of America's oldest and best universities. Located in beautiful, historic Williamsburg, Virginia, the university claims both Jon Stewart and Thomas Jefferson as alumni. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked us sixth among all public universities, and the Library itself was ranked 17th on the list of best college libraries in the country. Working at William and Mary Libraries offers the opportunity to make a positive impact in the educational experience of our small, smart, diverse student body and the chance to experiment with new technologies and projects. The Libraries provide support for training and opportunities for campus wide engagement.

 

The College is committed to offering its employees an attractive program of benefits that fosters well-being, acknowledges the need for balance in the work, family and personal lives of employees which, in turn, enables and sustains a productive workplace. To view benefits available, please go to http://www.wm.edu/offices/hr/currentemployees/benefits/classifiedandoperational/index.php.

Living in Williamsburg offers residents multiple opportunities to explore and experience U.S. American history, to visit riverfront beaches and restaurants, to play at major tourist attractions, and to invest time in personal pursuits, such as  music, art, museums, shopping, food and wine/beer, hiking/bicycling, nature, sports and water sports, festivals and more. Williamsburg feels like a small college and tourist town, but offers a wide range of restaurants and shopping opportunities, and is close enough to larger cities such as Richmond and Virginia Beach that a world of exploring can happen within an hour radius.

This position is open until filled. Review of applications begins November 30, 2017. 

To apply go to https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/29830

Requirements

Required Qualifications: 

 

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an American Library Association accredited program or international equivalent.
  • Experience using tools such as MarcEdit, OCLC Connexion, and OpenRefine to perform original and complex copy cataloging.
  • Strong commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience working with special collections materials (in public or technical services roles or as a researcher).
  • Adaptable, positive outlook and interest in user experiences and needs. 

  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience cataloging rare books, manuscripts, archives, or other special collections materials.
  • Experience creating, reviewing and editing of metadata for digital collections.
  • Awareness/familiarity with existing and emerging metadata standards and schemes, such as RDF, XML, Dublin Core, linked data, and BIBFRAME.

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