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Discussion Assistant Professor, School of Information at San José State University (apply by Feb 14)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:19 am

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.

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.

http://ischool.sjsu.edu/about/news/detail/sjsu-information-school-announces-assistant-professor-open-position-0

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Discussion Education and Outreach Archivist, Washington State University Libraries (apply by Oct 29)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:18 am

The WSU Libraries are now accepting applications for the 3-year temporary (non-tenure-track) position of Education and Outreach Archivist.

The WSU Libraries are now accepting applications for the 3-year temporary (non-tenure-track) position of Education and Outreach Archivist.

Applications must be received by October 29, 2017. Online applications are required and will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three current references. Finalists for this position may be subject to a background check as a condition of employment. Questions may be sent to the search committee via Bonny Boyan,boyan@wsu.edu, 509-335-1535.

To apply visit: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/34572

(A second vacancy for the position of Digital Projects Archivist is being posted simultaneously. We encourage qualified applicants to apply for both positions.)

Please feel free to distribute this announcement to everyone you know who may be interested or to appropriate email distribution lists.

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Education and Outreach Archivist
Work Location: Pullman, Washington
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications  
Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, 3-year temporary, non-tenure-track
Posting Close date: October 29, 2017
Required Applicant Documents:  Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Reference Contact Info (for 3 references)
Finalists for this position may be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.
For additional information and application procedures:  https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/34572
 
Position Summary:
The Washington State University Libraries invites applications for Education and Outreach Archivist, a full-time, 12-month, grant-funded, 3-year temporary position with the possibility of extension, located on the Pullman campus.  This position reports to the Associate Dean of Digital Initiatives and Special Collections.  Start date is targeted for January 2018.
 
As a part of a larger team comprised of personnel from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) and the Libraries at Washington State University, this position will support and extend the collaborative curation model and method through educational initiatives, curriculum development and instruction. The Education and Outreach Archivist will support the Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort program and the Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN) by providing hands-on educational instruction, working as part of a team to develop and extend curricular modules, leading outreach efforts to potential program participants and collaborating with faculty, staff, community members and other educators to deliver instruction in person and online as part of the collaborative curation process. This position will support CDSC developed platforms and tools including Mukurtu CMS and the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal (Portal) including support for users at all levels, training aimed at tribal heritage institution staff and community members. The Education and Outreach Archivist will be an integral part of the team at the CDSC.
 
Required Qualifications:
       Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire.
       Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills.
       Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
       Ability to work with diverse sets of stakeholders.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
       Experience with curricular creation, educational models, instruction and outreach to diverse sets of stakeholders.
       Experience creating outreach materials, working with production teams, and delivering instruction online and in virtual settings.
       Digital archives training and experience.
       Familiarity with Mukurtu CMS.
       Familiarity with current trends in digital library initiatives, digital curation, and archives instruction.
       Strong attention to diverse needs, access issues, learning needs, and community work.
       Commitment to working with diverse communities.
       Willingness to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven team environment, assist in expanding CDSC programming and projects, and think creatively, problem-solve and be flexible.
 
 
EEO/AA Statement
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
 
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
 
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
 
Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

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Discussion Digital Projects Archivist, Washington State University Libraries (apply by Oct 29)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:16 am

The WSU Libraries are now accepting applications for the 2-year temporary (non-tenure-track) position of Digital Projects Archivist.

The WSU Libraries are now accepting applications for the 2-year temporary (non-tenure-track) position of Digital Projects Archivist.

Applications must be received by October 29, 2017. Online applications are required and will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three current references. Finalists for this position may be subject to a background check as a condition of employment. Questions may be sent to the search committee via Bonny Boyan,boyan@wsu.edu, 509-335-1535.

To apply visit: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/34573

(A second vacancy for the position of Education and Outreach Archivist is being posted simultaneously. We encourage qualified applicants to apply for both positions.)

Please feel free to distribute this announcement to everyone you know who may be interested or to appropriate email distribution lists.

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Digital Projects Archivist
Work Location: Pullman, Washington
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications  
Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, 2-year temporary, non-tenure-track
Posting Close date: October 29, 2017
Required Applicant Documents:  Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Reference Contact Info (for 3 references)
Finalists for this position may be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.
For additional information and application procedures:  https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/34573
 
Position Summary:
The Washington State University Libraries invites applications for Digital Projects Archivist, a full-time, 12-month, grant-funded, 2-year temporary position with the possibility of extension, located on the Pullman campus.  This position reports to the Associate Dean of Digital Initiatives and Special Collections.  Start date is targeted for January 2018.
 
As a part of a larger team comprised of personnel from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) and Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections at Washington State University, this position will support the digital workflow and lifecycle of digital materials in on-going CDSC projects and provide support for digital platforms including, but not limited to: Mukurtu CMS, Scalar, Omeka, CONTENTdm and WordPress. The Digital Projects Archivist will work directly with faculty, students and staff on projects that vary in scale and scope related to curating collections, providing culturally appropriate access to collections, and producing widely available resources for teaching, research and scholarship in the University. This position will play a leading role in supporting the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal (Portal) in all aspects of the Portal project initiatives including 1) providing instructional support for tribal community users, community members, and institutional partners, 2) overseeing metadata creation, 3) updating and managing ingest of digital content from multiple institutions, 4) delivering training and support resources (online and in person) for the collaborative curation process and 5) assisting tribal staff with added content creation from digitized materials. The Digital Projects Archivist will be an integral part of the team at the CDSC and will work on grant-funded and ongoing projects.
 
Required Qualifications:
·        Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire.
·        Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills.
·        Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
·        Ability to work with diverse sets of stakeholders.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
·        Mukurtu CMS and Scalar experience preferred.
·        Experience with digitization management and workflows.
·        Experience with instruction and training for a diverse set of users of digital systems.
·        Experience working with or supporting a Content Management System.
·        Experience in Special Collections or archives management.
·        Familiarity with current trends in digital library initiatives and digital curation.
·        Strong attention to access, privacy and security issues from diverse perspectives.
·        Commitment to working with diverse populations, particularly Native American communities.
·        Willingness to work in a face-paced, innovative team environment, assist in expanding the Portal community of users, lead and think creatively, problem-solve and be flexible.
 
 
EEO/AA Statement
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
 
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
 
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
 
Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

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Discussion Scholarly Sharing Strategist, Ohio State in Columbus (apply by Nov 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:11 am

Scholarly Sharing Strategist

Scholarly Sharing Strategist

The Scholarly Sharing Strategist leads a dynamic program area that promotes new models for sharing and disseminating scholarly works to advance learning, research, and creative expression. The newly conceived Scholarly Sharing area brings into closer dialog two highly successful programs, Copyright Services and Publishing & Repository Services, and creates new capacity for innovation and partner engagement. Together these units include one faculty librarian and six administrative and professional staff. Reporting to the Associate Director for Content and Access, the Head will propel and align strategy and practice for the programs in a rapidly evolving environment. The Head coordinates Libraries-wide strategic initiatives and projects, embracing new scholarly sharing models based on institutional, regional, and national partnerships. This program already enjoys close collaboration within OSU Libraries with teams of developers and IT infrastructure specialists, and the staff of the Research Commons. The position supervises the head of Copyright Services and the head of Publishing & Repository Services, and works collaboratively across the Libraries to help create and implement innovative approaches for supporting scholarly content creators and fostering impactful publishing. Our publishing program currently supports journal hosting and publishing, conference publishing, and we aim to provide sustainable support for new-model publishing. Copyright Services provides consultation and workshops, and aids the OSU community with permissions requests.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

·         Based on a deep and evolving understanding of the challenges of the traditional scholarly communication models, effectively articulate and apply complex concepts related to new/emerging areas in scholarly sharing. Monitor national and international trends in the field and assess opportunities for alignment and leadership by the program.

·         Design and lead innovative program and outreach activities critical to the Libraries' strategies advancing new models of scholarly publishing and informed decision-making by content creators on campus.

·         Foster greater understanding of and enthusiastic support across the Libraries for appropriate management of copyright by content creators and for new, more efficient and effective modes of scholarly publishing. Provide effective and consistent communications with campus constituencies regarding the Libraries’ strategies and programs for scholarly sharing.

·         Engage with partners within the Libraries, with other campus constituencies, and with external partners to advance strategic activities in scholarly sharing. Position the Libraries as a leader in campus conversations relating to scholarly sharing. Promote engagement with and leadership contributions to national conversations relating to scholarly sharing.

·         Think creatively and critically about the affordances and challenges of existing and emerging technologies relevant to scholarly sharing and advocate for appropriate application to OSUL services.

·         Support and advance the Libraries' programs in copyright and publishing services. Elevate the existing cohesive team environment among the leaders and staff within the Libraries’ scholarly sharing programs.

·         Build and maintain a research program and service profile related to publishing, copyrights, and/or scholarly communication. Present and publish in appropriate venues in order to raise own and Libraries’ profile.

 

Required Qualifications: 

·         An ALA-accredited master’s degree, a master’s degree with specialization in archives, a master’s degree in museum studies or a comparable graduate degree in one of the above fields from a non-U.S. university, reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

·         Strong expertise in many facets of professional practice relating to copyright, publishing, and repository models and trends.

·         Minimum of three years of relevant professional experience including progressively responsible leadership experience resulting in outstanding leadership capabilities.

·         A track record of building effective partnerships and sustaining relationships.

·         Ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment.

·         Experience with new and emerging technologies that support digital scholarship and scholarly communication.

·         Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service, which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. https://library.osu.edu/document-registry/docs/356/stream

Desired Qualifications:

·         Record of successful mentorship, coaching, and leadership development.

·         Evidence of scholarly contribution and engagement with organizations or multi-institutional initiatives in the arena of scholarly sharing.

·         Knowledge of academic and research library publishing processes.

·         Track record of engagement in Open Access initiatives in research institutions.

Discover Ohio State:

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

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

University Libraries supports the research, teaching and learning needs of students and scholars, Buckeyes and beyond. We offer services and educational resources that open minds and advance equity, inclusion, and diversity in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge.  Our libraries provide access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online resources available anytime anywhere, and special collections of exceptional quality and distinction. Our facilities offer work spaces designed to enable a variety of learning styles and research methods. We strive to provide convenient, ubiquitous resources and services – in your home, in your office, inside one of our welcoming facilities, or wherever your scholarly pursuits lead you.  Librarians familiar with the subject areas and experts in associated research techniques are available for consultation. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu.

Appointment:

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

Benefits:

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

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

Join Us!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2017. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary history and requirements to Kristin Gall at gall.108@osu.edu. Please include the title of the position for which you are posting in the subject field.

Contact Information:  Kristin Gall, Human Resources Associate, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-5794.

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

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Discussion Digital Curation Librarian, Wake Forest University (apply by Oct 30)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:09 am

Digital Curation Librarian

https://wake-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&...

Job Description
The Z. Smith Reynolds Library seeks a creative, forward-thinking librarian to support our expanding digital curation services and metadata strategy. This position is based in the Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication team, which provides services for digital scholarship, scholarly communication, and digital collections, including project management, data management, rights management, digitization, creation of descriptive metadata, preservation, and discovery support. This position reports to the team director. The successful candidate will collaborate with campus faculty and library colleagues to ensure long-term preservation and accessibility of digital assets, projects, and datasets collected and created by the library, and to support metadata strategies associated with digital scholarship and special collections. The person in this position will engage in national and/or international initiatives and insure that best practice is followed for curation of digital materials.
Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate management of digital repositories, working across teams, including Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication, Special Collections & Archives, Technology, and Resource Services, to ensure the sustainability of projects and content
  • Create and maintain policies and procedures guiding digital preservation practices, including establishing authenticity and integrity workflows for born digital and digitized content
  • In collaboration with the Digital Collections Librarian, create guidelines and procedures for metadata creation, transformation, remediation, and enhancement
  • Perform metadata audits of existing digital assets to ensure compliance with standards
  • Maintain awareness of trends in metadata and resource discovery
  • Participates in team and library-wide activities; serves on Library, Librarians’ Assembly, and University committees; represents the library in relevant regional, state, and national organizations
  • Participates in local, regional, or national professional organizations; enriches professional expertise by attending conferences and professional development opportunities, delivering presentations at professional meetings, publishing in professional publications, and serving on professional committees
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or a master’s degree in a related field
  • Knowledge of best practices for current digital library standards for digital curation and of born digital and digitized content
  • Knowledge of current trends in data stewardship and data management plans
  • Experience with preservation workflows for born digital and digitized content
  • Experience with metadata standards and protocols (such as Dublin Core, Open Archives Initiative-Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), METS, MODS, PREMIS)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, effectively identify and leverage resources, as well as meet deadlines and budgets
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with an attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong service orientation

Desired Qualifications:

  • One to three years of experience with digital preservation or metadata creation in an academic library setting
  • Experience with developing, using, and preserving research data collections
  • Familiarity with GIS and data visualization tools
  • Demonstrated skills with scripting languages and/or tools for data manipulation (e.g. OpenRefine, Python, XSLT, etc.)

Salary and Rank: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is appointed to a Library Faculty rank as established by Wake Forest University. We anticipate appointing this position at the assistant librarian rank.

Review of applications begins October 30, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. Interested applicants should go to https://wakejobs.silkroad.com/WFU/Employment_Listings.html and submit cover letter, resume and references within the online system.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library, with a collection of over 1.9 million volumes, materials expenditures of over $5 million, and an operating budget of over $13 million, serves over 4,900 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate and professional students. Wake Forest is a private university where academic excellence is consistently recognized through rankings in the top tier of the country’s finest liberal arts institutions. Wake Forest offers a rare combination – the academic and technological resources, facilities and Division I athletic programs associated with a large university with the compact campus, small classes and individual attention only a smaller school can provide. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by its motto Pro Humanitate. The University is beautifully located between the western mountains and east coast beaches of North Carolina.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment. 

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.

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Discussion Science Librarian and Assessment Coordinator, United States Naval Academy (apply by Nov 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:05 am

We're hiring!

We're hiring! The United States Naval Academy invites applications for an exciting position as Science Librarian and Assessment Coordinator. 

Located on the beautiful Severn River in historic Annapolis, the Naval Academy is a Middle States accredited, top tier liberal arts college and service academy with a diverse student body and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research.  As a member of the Research & Instruction Department, this librarian will provide research assistance, teach information literacy and serve as subject specialist for faculty and midshipmen in Physics, Chemistry, and OceanographyThe librarian in this position will have an essential role in designing and fostering assessment initiatives that align with the priorities of the library and institution.  This is a 12 month faculty position with a 3 year renewable appointment, highly competitive salary, and full federal benefits.   The position is slated to begin in early 2018.  Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled. 

For more information about the position and how to apply, see:  https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/researchinstructlib-science17-18.php 

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Discussion Project Archivist, Harvard University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:04 am

Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Project Archivist 

Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Project Archivist 

Reporting to the Head of the Manuscript Section, the Project Archivist joins the library’s archives processing program, and works as part of a team of archivists responsible for arranging and describing at a baseline level the archives, manuscripts, prints, and other materials collected by the Houghton Library. The Project Archivist will develop and execute a plan for gaining basic physical and intellectual control of all dance related material within the Harvard Theatre Collection. The Project Archivist will process more fully the collections of Edwin Binney and George Chaffee. The Project Archivist collaborates in a collegial fashion with other members of the Manuscript Section, the Department of Technical Services, and other departments to assist in the timely and effective description of Houghton Library materials.

Please find the complete position description attached.

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit:

http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click ‘search openings’ and then enter either ‘43835BR’ (Project Archivist) in the Auto Req ID Field.  

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Discussion Access and Content Services Manager, Monroe County Public Library, Bloomington, IN

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:02 am

MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY — In Beautiful BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA

MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY — In Beautiful BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA

 
ACCESS AND CONTENT SERVICES MANAGER
 
Inspire, lead, innovate…  The Access and Content Services Manager at Monroe County Public Library embraces and promotes these ideas as they lead all aspects of management of the physical collection in all Library locations, including selection, acquisition, cataloging, preparation of materials for circulation, shelving, repair and replacement, and weeding.
 
The ideal candidate must be knowledgeable about emerging trends in libraries and passionate about providing responsive collection services for internal and external customers alike. The Access and Content Services Manager takes the lead in selecting, licensing, and creating equitable, customer-centered access to digital content. S/he supports the Library’s digitization initiatives, helping set priorities, creating metadata architecture to ensure equitable access, carrying out digitization processes, and maintaining database quality. This position is integrally involved in providing strategic direction, leadership, supervision, scheduling, and guidance for employees in the Access & Content Services Unit. The manager is responsible for employee selection and retention, and is responsible for hiring, training, mentoring, and evaluating performance. S/he sets expectations and allocates assignments, and is responsible for and encourages professional development.
 
S/he must be a thought leader who excels in interpersonal communication and collaborative leadership as well as day-to-day operational and organizational skills. 
 
This position serves as a member of the Library’s Leadership Team and participates contributes to the  formulation of short and long-range planning, development, and evaluation in relation to the Access and Content unit’s mission.
 
Monroe County Public Library is located in Bloomington, Indiana and serves the vibrant community of Monroe County’s 142,000 citizens, with an operating budget of $8.45 million. The library enjoys strong support in a community that values education, arts, culture, diversity, and civic engagement.  Learn more here: http://www.visitbloomington.com/
 
This position requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university; a minimum of three years progressive supervision/management experience in a library, including supervision of professional staff. 
 
Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. The minimum salary for this pay range is $1910.34/Bi-Weekly.  We offer an attractive benefits package. A summary is available on our web site.
 
For further information about this job – and to learn how to submit your application and resume – visit:  http://mcpl.info/
Applications must be submitted online

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Discussion Assistant Dean of Libraries, University of Missouri-St. Louis (apply by Nov 17)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 09:54 am

Assistant Dean of Libraries at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Faculty, non-tenure track

JOB ID: 24455

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Assistant Dean of Libraries at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Faculty, non-tenure track

JOB ID: 24455

Please help us with our outreach efforts by sharing with others!

University of Missouri-St. Louis seeks an experienced, innovative individual to become the Assistant Dean of Libraries.  This position reports to the Dean of Libraries. The candidate will possess strong interpersonal and demonstrated managerial skills. The Assistant Dean is responsible for the management and oversight of the day to day activities of the Thomas Jefferson Library. The Assistant Dean of Libraries will develop and execute a vision to further the mission of the Library. S/he is charged with fostering an organizational climate based on respect, service, and teamwork, in which diversity, communication, and innovation thrive while effectively managing and enhancing the Library’s resources.

Required:

·         Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution.

·         At least 5 years of experience managing professional librarians and staff in an academic library. The candidate will have a record of demonstrated success in increasingly responsible positions.

·         Demonstrated ability to build consensus and implement decisions.

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the preparation of reports, analysis of data, and creation and dissemination of policies and procedures.

·         Knowledge of emerging trends in academic librarianship.

 

Preferred:

·         Demonstrated ability to organize, direct, prioritize, and delegate across multiple departments.

·         Knowledge and understanding of issues related to managing multiple departments in an academic library.

·         Familiarity with library systems including integrated library systems, databases, and emerging technologies.

·         Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse community.

·         A second Master’s degree.

Responsibilities:

·         Supervise librarians and staff throughout the Thomas Jefferson Library.

·         Work closely with the Dean of Libraries to advocate for and promote the needs of the Thomas Jefferson Library.

·         Coordinate and support a work environment that allows all employees to actively contribute to the successful operation of the Thomas Jefferson Library for all users.

·         Promote and implement library goals.

·         Maintain an awareness of and respond appropriately to users issues; consulting with the dean as needed.

·         General Reference and Public Service responsibilities (e.g. – shifts at the Public Service Desk, collection development, etc.).

·         Oversee library wide committees.

·         Some travel and evening/weekend work may be required.

·         Other duties as assigned.

Applicants must apply online at

http://www.umsl.edu/jobs.html  (Choose FACULTY tab to continue)

Attach a resume and cover letter addressing the duties and requirements of the position. Provide contact information, including email addresses, for three professional references. 

This position is a 12 month non-tenure track faculty appointment.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Applications will be accepted until November 17, 2017.  The successful candidate must undergo a criminal background check.

If you have questions regarding this position, please email Clinton Berry, Clinton@umsl.edu

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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Discussion Head of Art and Architecture Library, Virginia Tech (apply by Oct 20)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 09:53 am

https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79669

Working Title: VT Libraries Head, Art & Architecture Library
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170247

https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79669

Working Title: VT Libraries Head, Art & Architecture Library
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170247

About Virginia Tech:
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:
As the Head of the Art & Architecture Library, this position reports to the director of Planning and Branch Operations. This position will manage the A & A branch including public services, collections, library spaces, budget, training, and A & A staff. This position provides opportunity for library activities as well as organizing and implementing user services in the physical and virtual learning environments.

Collection management duties:
- Develops and manages collections in: Art and Art History; Architecture and the History of Architecture, Building Construction; Industrial Design; Interior Design; Environmental Design; and Landscape Architecture, taking into account not only of fiscal and physical resources, but also of educational and research needs.
- Coordinates collection management and development with bibliographers in other areas, especially those in humanities, social sciences, and engineering.
- Oversees the development of the visual resources collection in coordination with Visual Resources Curator and faculty.

Instruction and Reference responsibilities:
Provides specialized and in-depth reference, instructional and outreach services to graduate students, undergraduates, faculty and others. This responsibility includes developing instructional strategies that support the educational mission of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and its programs; assisting users to obtain relevant information across a variety of formats and platforms, and conveying information about the library and its resources in a timely fashion.
Provides reference service to patrons at the Art and Architecture Library. This includes interpreting the research and informational needs of patrons; assisting them in obtaining the appropriate information; and instructing them in the use of online catalogs and electronic resources, the standard scientific and technical bibliographic reference tools, and the library in general.

Outreach and Liaison Activities:
Serves as a library liaison. This includes, but may not be limited to:
- Maintaining awareness of tools and information resources in the discipline. Participating in the library liaisons council.
- Handling one-on-one reference questions coming from students and faculty. Working collaboratively with others to address reference questions that may require a team-based approach.
- Buying library materials that faculty and students request. Collaborating with partners in Collections to develop and maintain collections that support research and teaching needs.
- Taking the lead in upper-level instruction and collaborating with partners in Learning to develop instructional opportunities in lower-level instruction and First Year Experience courses.
- Providing advice on broad-based scholarly communication issues and collaborating with partners in the Libraries’ Research and Informatics group and other units on individualized and in-depth scholarly communication consults.
- Attending departmental meetings and events, communicating items of news and interest from and back to the Libraries, and finding referrals to other service areas in the Libraries.

Professional Contributions, Service and Research/Scholarly/Creative Achievements:
- Participates in committee assignments within the University Libraries
- Develops professionally through involvement in regional and national associations, research, and/or publication.

Required Qualifications:
- Graduate of an ALA-accredited master’s degree program in library and/or information science or equivalent.
- Bachelor’s or advanced degree in art, art history, architecture or related disciplinary field
- Experience with a variety of library services including instruction, electronic resources, and collection development.
- Ability to provide leadership and direction in a rapidly changing environment, and demonstrated by supervisory, planning, and problem-solving experience.
- Strong commitment and proven ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and community members.
- Experience and skill in evaluating and implementing new information technologies, especially those relevant to the art and design disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Demonstrated leadership in the library and/or Art and Architecture field.
- Experience in administration including budgeting, personnel, planning, and policy development.
- Demonstrated progressive responsibility and successful experience in a library management position.
- Knowledge and skills in the use of current technology and collection tools.
- Understanding of programmatic accreditation requirements.

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