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Discussion Director of Library Services, Delaware State University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:21 am

Director of Library Services

William C. Jason Library

Division of Academic Affairs

Delaware State University

Apply online at www.desu.edu

Applications will be accepted until position is filled

 

General Description of the Job

The Director of Library Services promotes a vision that combines the traditional role of the

Director of Library Services

William C. Jason Library

Division of Academic Affairs

Delaware State University

Apply online at www.desu.edu

Applications will be accepted until position is filled

 

General Description of the Job

The Director of Library Services promotes a vision that combines the traditional role of the

academic library with the increasing presence of information technologies in a dynamic

environment. The Director will plan and manage all aspects of library operations: budget,

personnel, services, program planning, development and assessment, facilities and equipment The

William C. Jason Library building also houses the University College and Academic Services for

Student Athletes. The Director will supervise a staff of approximately 13 full-time staff.

 

Essential Functions

The following are the functions essential to performing this job:

  1. Implement university mission and vision through strategic planning.
  2. Plan and implement new and enhanced user-services, including information literacy and remote access for populations at off-campus instructional locations.
  3. Manage the transformation of the library into a collaborative, active learning space where content, technology and services intersect to support and enhance student learning and the university's plan to integrate academic and student life.
  4. Coordinate and participate in collection development and management of library collections
  5. Collaborate with the institution in the development of grant proposals related to library services
  6. Collaborate with Office of Information Technology on integration of emerging technologies and provision of electronic resources to the university community.
  7. Lead in an open and collaborative manner.
  8. Integrate the core values of respect, compassion, integrity, justice and service in all aspects of interaction.
  9. Provide reference service and information literacy instruction as needed.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by Office of the Provost

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The individual in this job must possess these skills and abilities or be able to explain and

demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable

accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:

  1. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current issues and trends in academic librarianship and in higher education.
  2. Experience with assessment and strategic planning.
  3. Experience with library consortia.
  4. Knowledge of, and experience with, the latest technological applications in libraries (such as discovery systems) and their use to advance teaching, research and learning.
  5. Experience in information literacy initiatives.
  6. Evidence of continuing scholarship and professional participation.
  7. Commitment to making the library into a more collaborative, active learning space and to working with other academic units to collaboratively provide services to students.
  8. Proven ability to work collaboratively with library staff, faculty, students, and administrators.

Qualification Standards

  1. Master's degree in library science from a library school program accredited by the American Library Association and an earned second master's/advanced degree.
  2. Minimum five years full-time collegiate library experience in positions of increasing responsibility, preferably including at least two years in a supervisory role.
  3. Effectiveness in leadership, management and decision-making in a collegial environment.
  4. Outstanding interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills.

Performance Standards

The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the DSU Fundamentals

Note: The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.

Delaware State University is an equal opportunity, Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.

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Discussion Digital Curation Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University (apply by Oct 26)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:14 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.

Job Location
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Employment Type
Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor of the Practice

Benefits Eligibility
Available at full-time University sponsored rates

Grant funded
No

Scheduled Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Number of months per year
12

Department
ZRS Library

Hiring Range
Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Closing Date
October 26, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. (EST)

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Discussion Web Application Developer/Architect (Associate or Senior Associate Rank), University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaig (apply by Oct 20)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:12 am

Web Application Developer/Architect (Associate or Senior Associate Rank)
Library Information Technology
University Library
Academic Professional
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

https://jobs.illinois.edu

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100% Academic Professional appointment.

Web Application Developer/Architect (Associate or Senior Associate Rank)
Library Information Technology
University Library
Academic Professional
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

https://jobs.illinois.edu

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100% Academic Professional appointment.

About the position: Reporting to the Manager of the Scholarly Communications and Repository Services team, this position will be responsible for the high-level technical architecture and the scalability of the software and systems developed by the Scholarly Communications and Repository Services team, in addition to software development. This person will also be responsible for liaising with the Library IT Infrastructure Management and Support (IMS) group and with campus partners, most notably National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and campus Technology Services for ensuring that storage and infrastructure are scalable and meet the needs of the Library. The incumbent will also collaborate with various stakeholders, including the Library leadership, coordinators, and managers for digital preservation, digital repositories, research data, publishing, archives, metadata, etc.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
● Work with other infrastructure professionals in the Library and across campus, design, document, and help maintain the high-level architecture required for the stable and scalable operation of the Library’s suite of Scholarly Communications and Repository Services.
● Develop applications according to specifications provided by end-users and approved by the project stakeholders.
● Support existing applications by answering user questions, fixing bugs and iteratively enhancing available functionality.
● Respond to user requests for service in a timely, policy appropriate, and professional manner.
● Work closely with various project stakeholders.
● Other duties as assigned

Qualifications for Associate Level

Required Qualifications:
● Bachelor’s Degree
● Minimum 3 years related professional experience which should include:
o Working with relational databases
o Developing web applications
o Deploying and maintaining applications in a Linux environment
o Gathering requirements and performing systems analysis
● Demonstrated ability to develop complex web applications or sites, which interact heavily with other systems
● Demonstrated understanding of client-server web architectures and related best practices
● Ability and desire to work in a collaborative team environment
● Demonstrated customer service skills
Preferred qualifications:
● Degree in an Information Technology related field
● Demonstrated experience with Ruby on Rails, Spring MVC, or similar programming languages and/or web frameworks
● Experience working with PostgreSQL
● Demonstrated understanding of Linux systems administration
● Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other infrastructure in the cloud systems
● Familiar with authentication, authorization, and web application security best practices
● Experience leading a small team of developers
● Experience with web application troubleshooting
● Knowledge of and ability to utilize project management skills

Qualifications for Senior Associate Level

Required Qualifications:
● Bachelor’s Degree
● Minimum 5 years related professional experience which should include:
o In-depth experience with relational databases, including schema design, creating indexes, stored procedures, and optimizing performance.
o Developing and management of web applications
o Deploying and troubleshooting applications in a Linux environment
o Gathering requirements and performing systems analysis
● Ability to develop complex web applications or sites, which interact heavily with other systems
● Deep understanding of client, server web architectures and related best practices
● Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative team environment
● Demonstrated customer service skills
● Demonstrated experience with Ruby on Rails, Spring MVC, or similar programming languages and/or web frameworks
● Experience working with PostgreSQL
● Demonstrated understanding of Linux systems administration
● Familiar with authentication, authorization, and web application security best practices
● Experience leading a small team of developers
● Advanced web application troubleshooting experience
● Working experience of utilize project management skills
Preferred Qualifications:
● Degree in an Information Technology related field
● Experience designing and deploying applications for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, or similar cloud infrastructure
● Experience working at the academic research library
● Demonstrated success performing complex work both independently and collaboratively with a diverse group of people as a leader
● Experience in the digital library community

Academic Professional employees are encouraged to use “investigation time” to pursue areas of interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library’s policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/human/resources/investiga.... Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities.

Environment: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services that help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/.

The Scholarly Communications and Repositories group is a team of five programmers providing technical support for a variety of digital library, publishing and repository systems at the University of Illinois Library, including the institutional repository (IDEALS), the Medusa preservation repository, Illinois Data Bank, Illinois Digital Library, Undergraduate Research Journals at Illinois, Publishing Without Walls, and the Graduate College’s Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Deposit system. In developing and maintaining these applications, the team uses an agile methodology and a user-centered design philosophy in collaboration with multiple units throughout the library including Library IT, Digital preservation, Scholarly Communications and Publishing, Research Data Service, Digital Content Creation, University Archives, and Content Access Management.

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before October 20, 2017.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Discussion IT Specialists (2) Library Information Technology, University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign (apply by Oct 23)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:08 am

IT Specialists (2)
Library Information Technology
University Library
Academic Professional
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

https://jobs.illinois.edu

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100% Academic Professional appointment.

IT Specialists (2)
Library Information Technology
University Library
Academic Professional
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

https://jobs.illinois.edu

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100% Academic Professional appointment.

Responsibilities: There are two IT Specialists positions available. Early-career professionals are encouraged to apply, and both positions will have shared responsibilities between the Workstation and Network Support group and the Library IT Help Desk: http://www.library.illinois.edu/it/wns/ and http://www.library.illinois.edu/it/helpdesk/.

The IT Specialists work as part of a team charged with supporting the technology profile of the University Library. Staff in these positions configure and deploy a variety of hardware and software including workstations, laptops, printers, operating systems, applications, and endpoint management tools. They are also responsible for contributing to the routing, troubleshooting, resolving, and documenting of technology-related issues and customer support initiatives.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
• Work with Library faculty and staff on hardware, networking, and software-deployment related technology projects and problem resolution
o Interview staff to understand their problems and determine their technology needs
o Research and maintain knowledge of current technology trends, hardware and software improvements, ongoing issues, and changes in services, and proactively use that knowledge to recommend process improvements or new technologies and to solve problems
o Undertake problem analysis, perform independent research, and work with other technology experts to formulate and document a plan for problem resolution
o Execute the plan, either independently, by supervising hourly employees, or in coordination with other senior IT staff
• Perform hardware and software maintenance
o Maintain mobile computing hardware and loaner pool (laptops, tablets, etc.), including interacting with vendors, warranty repair, upgrades, and life cycle management
o Become certified in HP hardware repair and possibly other vendors’ hardware
o Create and distribute software packages to workstations and laptops
• Serve as liaison between the Workstation and Network Support (WNS) group and Help Desk teams;
o Properly route and troubleshoot issues, questions, and user requests in a timely and accurate manner at the Help Desk
• Assist with instructional space technology
• Assist with inventory management
• Solve problems independently, seeking assistance from subject experts where appropriate
• Supervise student workers and hourly staff
• Write reports, summaries, and documentation as required
• Other duties as assigned

Academic Professional employees are encouraged to use “investigation time” to pursue areas of interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library’s policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/human/resources/investiga.... Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities.

Environment: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services that help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/.

The Workstation and Network Support (WNS) group is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and support of the Library networked computing hardware and software infrastructure, including nearly 1200 workstations and laptops, peripherals, and network printers that serve Library Faculty, Staff, and patrons. Activities include responding to work requests, operating system and software installation and updates, and hardware lifecycle management. Our current staff consists of the Manager of Workstation Network Support, three full time Academic Professionals and ten hourly and student employees.

The Library IT Help Desk is the first point of contact for most technology related services in the U of I Library. The Help Desk receives, resolves, and/or escalates all computer related requests from library employees by phone, in-person, via our ticketing system or email. The Help Desk is staffed by three employees consisting of two Academic Professionals and one hourly employee.

Required Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s degree
· One year of experience working with the Windows and/or OSX operating systems
· Ability to take responsibility for challenging issues requiring independent evaluation and creativity, either resolving or escalating them as needed
· Ability to collaboratively work with faculty and staff with varying levels of technical expertise
· Ability to effectively work in an environment with multiple concurrent priorities
· Enthusiasm for learning new skills
· Strong written and verbal communication skills
· Dedication to excellent customer service
· Physical ability to lift 50 pounds
Preferred qualifications:
· Degree in an information technology (IT) or related field
· In-depth knowledge of Windows and Macintosh operating systems
· Knowledgeable and/or technically skilled with one or more of the following: Networking, IT security, OS imaging, Active Directory, and MS Office;
· Understanding of IT service processes, such as using a ticketing system or routing and escalating problems
· Experience with end point management tools, such as SCCM or Munki
· Basic knowledge of network services and concepts like DNS, DHCP, VoIP, routing, switching, and wireless technologies;
· Basic knowledge of security concepts like access control, authentication, and authorization;
· Experience hiring, onboarding, scheduling, and training student or hourly staff
· Demonstrated understanding of asset management processes, such as purchases, inventory, and surplus;

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before October 23, 2017. Interviews and offers may take place before the closing date. All applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Discussion Assessment Librarian, Rod Library (apply by Oct 16)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

Looking for an exciting and challenging opportunity?  Come work with us!  Here at Rod Library we are looking for a forward thinking, analytically-minded, team-oriented individual who can lead our assessment efforts as Assessment Librarian
 
 

Looking for an exciting and challenging opportunity?  Come work with us!  Here at Rod Library we are looking for a forward thinking, analytically-minded, team-oriented individual who can lead our assessment efforts as Assessment Librarian
 
 
You can view the full advertisement for the position at https://jobs.uni.edu/faculty/view/51430.  
 

To give you a brief overview of the opportunity, Rod Library has long collected information about usage and anecdotal data about people's preferences regarding library products and services.  Of late, we have been working with our Office of Institutional Research to better make the case of the library's impact on and contribution to University strategic panning goals such as student success, diversity, and community engagement.  We're looking for someone to coordinate our assessment program and better communicate our value.  The position also includes a liaison and instructional component so the successful candidate will also be able to directly interact with students and faculty on campus and make a personal impact in these areas.  
 

As a library, we are an organization which prides itself on nimbleness and innovation, and we strive to become the best comprehensive library in the country. We are gaining recognition on a national stage, having most recently won the 2016 ALA Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award for our crowdfunding campaign to purchase a Microsoft Surface Hub.  We are also dedicated to diversity, inclusivity and social justice, and seek to weave these values throughout our library policies and services to make sure all are welcome and successful.  
 
Cedar Falls is also a wonderful city and community to be a part of.  Not too big, not too small, with easy access to Chicago and Minneapolis, Cedar Falls offers good schools, low crime, tons of bike trails, and Iowa country living. More information about the University and the community are available at https://www.uni.edu/resources/get-to-know-uni.
 
Interested?  Then don't delay!  The first consideration date is NEXT MONDAY, October 16!  We look forward to seeing your application! Have questions?  Contact me via this email.

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Discussion Principal Librarian - Reference Services, Santa Monica Public Library (apply by Oct 26)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 10:49 am

Looking for a great job where you can make a difference?  Join us at the Santa Monica Public Library!  We are looking for a colleague who is forward-thinking, creative, innovative and customer-focused.  Join our dedicated collaborative, and hard-working staff who also like to have fun.   The Library is a beloved Santa Monica institution, visited by more than 1.5 million annually. You will find opportunities to grow and invest in yourself and others, develop partnerships, and manage a talented and committed team.

Looking for a great job where you can make a difference?  Join us at the Santa Monica Public Library!  We are looking for a colleague who is forward-thinking, creative, innovative and customer-focused.  Join our dedicated collaborative, and hard-working staff who also like to have fun.   The Library is a beloved Santa Monica institution, visited by more than 1.5 million annually. You will find opportunities to grow and invest in yourself and others, develop partnerships, and manage a talented and committed team.

PRINCIPAL LIBRARIAN – REFERENCE SERVICES
City of Santa Monica, CA
(Salary $ 117,648 - $145,248/yr. + professional incentive pay and cashable leave days.)

Job Summary:

Oversees and manages the activities of the reference and circulation work units. Develops and directs a range of reference programs and services for the public as well as circulation processes and procedures system-wide. Coordinates the selection and maintenance of collections that serve community needs. Oversees training for staff and the public on the use of library resources.

Requires:

A Master's degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university in Library Science. Five years of recent, paid progressively responsible work experience as a professional librarian. At least two of the recent, paid years of work experience must have included supervisory and management responsibilities. Possession of a valid Class C driver license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Apply online at www.smgov.net/hr.
Phone: (310)458-8697.
Apply by: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, October 26, 2017.

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Discussion Diversity Residency Librarians, Texas A&M University (apply by Nov 16)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 10:47 am

Diversity Residency Librarians

Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)

http://www.library.tamu.edu/about/positions/pa_div_res_oct_12.html

Diversity Residency Librarians

Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)

http://www.library.tamu.edu/about/positions/pa_div_res_oct_12.html

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks two creative, energetic, and dynamic early career librarians to participate in a 3-year non-renewable term, post-master’s residency offering professional experience and the opportunity to contribute in an academic research library.  The Libraries is a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance. Our residency program supports the Libraries’ commitment to build a diverse profession.  The residency is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Residents as well as the service and operational priorities of the Libraries. In the first year, the Residents will work in multiple functional areas, to experience the different aspects of a large academic research library, including scholarly communications, instruction, and special collections.   In the second year, the Residents will plan and execute a major project in their chosen area of focus.  Residents will provide service and gain valuable experience in multiple facets of academic librarianship through this process.  During the third year, the Residents will continue in their chosen area of focus while searching for a full-time tenure-track position in an academic research library. Mentoring will be provided.  The Residents will serve on the faculty Search Advisory Committee. Residency Program Details can be viewed here:http://www.library.tamu.edu.

Required Qualifications:

·         Received a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited institution (or international equivalent)

·         Up to 5 Years’ post MLS experience as a - librarian in either an academic, special, public or school library

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

·         Personal and professional goals that align with the residency program and structure

·         Ability to provide examples of interpersonal skills and working as a member of a team

·         Ability to provide examples of being flexible, taking initiative, and thinking innovatively

·         Ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment

 

Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank will be Lecturer and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $48,000.  Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA and Fidelity; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.

 

Instructions to Applicants:

·         Applicants should provide a Cover Letter (of no more than 2 pages) that speaks to the following:

·         Interest in professional education development and service in the library profession

·         What you expect to gain from participation in the residency

·         Short and long-term professional goals

·         Perspective on working with a diverse population and customer service in a library

·         Personal and professional experiences that contribute to your future success as a librarian (interpersonal skills, flexibility, teamwork, initiative, innovation)

Please submit cover letter, resume, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references.  References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission.  Send nominations and applications via email toLibrarianJob@library.tamu.edu or mailed to Jan Pfannstiel, Assistant Dean for Diversity Initiatives, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000.

Applications received by November 16, 2017 be given first consideration.

See also full job posting.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion $1000 award for MLIS students and recent grads

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 09:55 am

The  ​​San​ ​Jose​ ​State University​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Information has joined the Gwinnett​ ​County​ ​(Georgia) Public​ ​Library​​ ​to  ​co-sponsor​ ​​the​ ​​Innovative​ ​Librarians​ ​Award that recognizes​ ​library science​ ​graduate​ ​students​ ​who​ ​put​ ​forward​ ​new​ ​ideas​ ​to improve​ ​libraries​ ​and​ ​library​ ​services. 

The  ​​San​ ​Jose​ ​State University​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Information has joined the Gwinnett​ ​County​ ​(Georgia) Public​ ​Library​​ ​to  ​co-sponsor​ ​​the​ ​​Innovative​ ​Librarians​ ​Award that recognizes​ ​library science​ ​graduate​ ​students​ ​who​ ​put​ ​forward​ ​new​ ​ideas​ ​to improve​ ​libraries​ ​and​ ​library​ ​services. 

“We​ ​are​ ​delighted​ ​to​ ​partner​ ​with​ ​Gwinnett​ ​County​ ​Public​ ​Library​ ​on​ ​this​ ​wonderful​ ​opportunity​ ​for​ ​MLIS students​ ​and​ ​recent​ ​graduates​ ​to​ ​showcase​ ​their​ ​talents​ ​and​ ​get​ ​recognized​ ​for​ ​their​ ​ingenuity​ ​so​ ​early in​ ​their​ ​careers,”​ ​said​ ​Dr.​ ​Sandra​ ​Hirsh,​ ​professor​ ​and​ ​director​ ​at​ ​the​ ​SJSU​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Information.​ ​“This award​ ​celebrates​ ​new​ ​thinking​ ​and​ ​fresh​ ​perspectives​ ​that​ ​will​ ​positively​ ​impact​ ​our​ ​communities.”

Students​ ​who​ ​are​ ​currently​ ​enrolled​ ​and​ ​pursuing​ ​a​ ​graduate​ ​degree​ ​in​ ​Library Science,​ ​or​ ​who​ ​have​ ​graduated​ ​with​ ​an​ ​MLS​ ​or​ ​MLIS​ ​within​ ​the​ ​past​ ​two​ ​years, can apply for the award. Five finalists will be selected​ ​by​ ​public​ ​librarians​ ​with​ ​years​ ​of​ ​frontline,​ ​managerial,​ ​and​ ​administrative experience. One​ ​entrant​ ​will​ ​be​ ​selected​ ​from the​ ​five​ ​finalists​ ​to​ ​receive​ ​a​ ​$1,000​ ​cash​ ​prize. The application deadline is ​Jan. 31, 2018.​ ​​For​ ​more​ ​information about the award and to submit an application,​ ​visit​ ​​innovativelibrarians.com​. 

About​ ​Gwinnett​ ​County​ ​Public​ ​Library

The​ ​award-winning​ ​​Gwinnett​ ​County​ ​Public​ ​Library​​ ​system​ ​was​ ​formed​ ​in​ ​1996​ ​after​ ​the​ ​dissolution​ ​of the​ ​Gwinnett-Forsyth​ ​Regional​ ​Library.​ ​For​ ​more​ ​than​ ​20​ ​years,​ ​GCPL​ ​has​ ​provided​ ​resources​ ​and services​ ​that​ ​enrich​ ​and​ ​inspire​ ​our​ ​community.​ ​The​ ​Library​ ​has​ ​15​ ​branches​ ​that​ ​offer​ ​free​ ​access​ ​to computers​ ​and​ ​Wi-Fi,​ ​classes,​ ​materials,​ ​and​ ​programming​ ​for​ ​people​ ​of​ ​all​ ​ages.​ ​In​ ​2016,​ ​more​ ​than​ ​5 million​ ​items​ ​were​ ​checked​ ​out​ ​at​ ​GCPL,​ ​more​ ​than​ ​any​ ​other​ ​library​ ​system​ ​in​ ​Georgia.​ ​In​ ​2017,​ ​GCPL was​ ​recognized​ ​as​ ​a​ ​Top​ ​Workplace​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Atlanta-Journal​ ​Constitution.​ ​For​ ​more​ ​information​ ​about Gwinnett​ ​County​ ​Public​ ​Library​ ​programs​ ​and​ ​services,​ ​visit​ ​​gwinnettpl.org​.

About​ ​SJSU​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Information 

Based​ ​in​ ​California's​ ​world-renowned​ ​Silicon​ ​Valley,​ ​the​ ​​San​ ​Jose​ ​State​ ​University​ ​School​ ​of Information​​ ​is​ ​a​ ​recognized​ ​leader​ ​in​ ​online​ ​education​ ​and​ ​offers​ ​entirely​ ​online​ ​master’s​ ​degree​ ​and certificate​ ​programs.​ ​Graduates​ ​work​ ​worldwide​ ​in​ ​diverse​ ​career​ ​environments,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​​user experience​ ​design,​ ​digital​ ​asset​ ​management,​ ​information​ ​architecture,​ ​electronic​ ​records management,​ ​information​ ​governance,​ ​digital​ ​preservation,​ ​and​ ​librarianship. Please visit ischool.sjsu.edu to learn more.

Contact:

Clifford​ ​Ibarrondo​ ​(GCPL) 770-822-5325 | cibarrondo@gwinnettpl.org

Nicole Purviance (SJSU iSchool) nicole.purviance@sjsu.edu

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RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee

Discussion October 2017 Committee Meeting (teleconference)

by Joseph Yue on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 07:19 pm

RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee
Monthly Teleconference Meeting

Oct 16, 2107 (Mon) 2 pm CT - 3pm CT

Dial: 866-714-4933
Passcodes: 57382923

 

Tentative Agenda

00:00  confirmation of agenda

00:05 discussion on formulating new awards policy and process and steps get STARS award proposal ready for ALA approval

00:30  discussion on drafting overall awards related applicable to all awards selection committees

RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee
Monthly Teleconference Meeting

Oct 16, 2107 (Mon) 2 pm CT - 3pm CT

Dial: 866-714-4933
Passcodes: 57382923

 

Tentative Agenda

00:00  confirmation of agenda

00:05 discussion on formulating new awards policy and process and steps get STARS award proposal ready for ALA approval

00:30  discussion on drafting overall awards related applicable to all awards selection committees

00:50  new business

01:00  adjournment

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