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Discussion New Webinar "Being Bold to Open Doors" on 10/30 at 9 am PST/11 am CST/12 pm EST

by Raymond Pun on Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 08:45 pm

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The Leadership DG has a webinar scheduled on October 30, Monday at 9 AM PST/ 11 AM CST/ 12 PM EST led Jessica Clemmons from the University at Buffalo

 
Her talk is titled "Being Bold to Open Doors." The free webinar will be recorded and will last an hour. Please feel free to share with others too. 

Save the date!
 
The Leadership DG has a webinar scheduled on October 30, Monday at 9 AM PST/ 11 AM CST/ 12 PM EST led Jessica Clemmons from the University at Buffalo

 
Her talk is titled "Being Bold to Open Doors." The free webinar will be recorded and will last an hour. Please feel free to share with others too. 

Register here: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef1798a7f7ed396c7b9449fa6c118c6fb

 

 

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Discussion Upcoming Webinar for ACRL Leadership DG: "Leading and Managing Strategy for a Visible Difference" on 9/11 at 9 AM PST

by Raymond Pun on Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 08:40 pm

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The Leadership DG has a webinar scheduled on September 11, Monday at 9 AM PST/ 11 AM CST/ 12 PM EST led Mary Lee Kennedy from The Kennedy Group.
 
Her talk is titled "Leading and Managing Strategy for a Visible Difference." The free webinar will be recorded and will last an hour. Please feel free to share with others too. 
 

Save the date!
 
The Leadership DG has a webinar scheduled on September 11, Monday at 9 AM PST/ 11 AM CST/ 12 PM EST led Mary Lee Kennedy from The Kennedy Group.
 
Her talk is titled "Leading and Managing Strategy for a Visible Difference." The free webinar will be recorded and will last an hour. Please feel free to share with others too. 
 
Bio: Mary Lee Kennedy partners with organizations to build strong communities that take full advantage of the information landscape. She was director of Knowledge Networks at Microsoft, Senior Associate Provost at Harvard, and most recently, Chief Library Officer at the New York Public Library.

Event Login Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/eecvx6pgenrh/event/login.html

Event Registration Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/eecvx6pgenrh/event/registration.html

Recorded Webinar Link:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/pqd8mq4n2li9/

Thanks,
Ray
Convener for ACRL Leadership DG 2017-2018

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Discussion Teen Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library (apply by Sept 29)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:50 pm

Teen Services Librarian position open in Worcester, MA.  This position is in a diverse community in a busy downtown main library branch.

http://www.worcesterma.gov/e-services/employment-opportunities/job-details?thingDataId=Z3ZsIUPrRwwhgymqM-1-FA
 

TEEN SERVICES LIBRARIAN

(GRADUATE LIBRARIAN 2)

Teen Services Librarian position open in Worcester, MA.  This position is in a diverse community in a busy downtown main library branch.

http://www.worcesterma.gov/e-services/employment-opportunities/job-details?thingDataId=Z3ZsIUPrRwwhgymqM-1-FA
 

TEEN SERVICES LIBRARIAN

(GRADUATE LIBRARIAN 2)

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Teen Services Librarian! This position is a beginning professional position working under the supervision of the Youth Services Manager with overall oversight by the Youth Services Coordinator. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community. The candidate will be responsible for connecting teen library customers with the information they seek and developing and implementing engaging library programs, collections and services. The candidate in this position will also assist with all aspects of youth services in a busy department, including providing customer assistance at various service points.

SALARY: $44,852.70 – $65,264.96 annually; $21.49 - $31.27 hourly

For a Full Job Description Visit: http://tinyurl.com/mywpl-jobs

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

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:50 pm

https://jobs.illinois.edu

 

Web Application Developer/Architect (Associate or Senior Associate Rank)

Library Information Technology

University Library

https://jobs.illinois.edu

 

Web Application Developer/Architect (Associate or Senior Associate Rank)

Library Information Technology

University Library

Academic Professional

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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/investigationtime.html. 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 Youth Services Manager, Multnomah County Library in Portland (apply by Sept 29)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:49 pm

Job Title: Youth Services Manager

Closing Date: September 29, 2017
Organization: Multnomah County Library 
City & State: Portland, OR

Job Title: Youth Services Manager

Closing Date: September 29, 2017
Organization: Multnomah County Library 
City & State: Portland, OR

Full job announcementMultnomah County Jobs 
 
Brief description:

We're pleased to announce our search for a leader for the Youth Services team. As the Youth Services Manager, you will partner with our Programming and Outreach Director to coordinate the work of the library’s services to children, students, their families, and educators. You will oversee the work of our Books 2U and School Corps programs and the library's overall approach to partnering and delivering service to schools. In this highly visible leadership role, you will be accessible and approachable to staff and educators alike, working collaboratively with staff and stakeholders in resolving issues, implementing change, and improving service. You will play a significant role in the Youth Services team and provide guidance to the system-wide youth priorities. 

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Discussion Resident Librarian, University of Virginia (apply by Dec 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:42 pm

Resident Librarian

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?ti...

Resident Librarian

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?ti...

The University of Virginia Library invites applications from early career librarians for our three-year Resident Librarians program. The program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.

The University of Virginia Libraries has an annual budget of about $38 million, with more than 5 million books in open and closed stacks, over half a million ebooks, more than 200,000 electronic journal subscriptions, and 20 million artifacts in the Harrison Small Special Collections Libraries. We remain a pioneer in digital humanities, and are home to the Scholars' Lab, which debuted a decade ago and continues a source of innovation and rich discovery. Neatline, Blacklight, Praxis, Spatial Humanities and other programs, tools, and concepts influential in the digital humanities were born here. We have a long history of collaboration with other institutions on projects that include Fedora (the repository platform), Academic Preservation Trust, the Virtual Library of Virginia, ARL, and SPARC.

For information, please reach lm6g@virginia.edu

Residency: Residents will have professional opportunities in areas of the Library and affiliated organizations including but not limited to Scholarly Communication, Special Collections, Preservation, and Scholar's Lab for Digital Humanities, IT, User Experience, Library Services, Content & Acquisitions, and the Data Science Institute. Each resident is expected to shape the residency to his or her interest, and design and deliver a capstone project as part of this three-year appointment.

Deadlines: The application period will open August 30, 2017 and close on December 15, 2017 with a July 1, 2018 start date.

For information, please contact Phylissa Mitchell at lm6g@virginia.edu.

See also [jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=82743]full job posting.

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Discussion Public Services Librarian, American River College in Sacramento, California (apply by Oct 23)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:42 pm

American River College in Sacramento, California is hiring a full-time, tenure-track, Public Services Librarian. For the full job description and application instructions, please visit: https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/5440 

Closing date: 10/23/2017

Job Title: Public Services Librarian

American River College in Sacramento, California is hiring a full-time, tenure-track, Public Services Librarian. For the full job description and application instructions, please visit: https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/5440 

Closing date: 10/23/2017

Job Title: Public Services Librarian

The Institution: 
Founded in 1955, American River College is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers. The college has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. American River College also has a strong reputation for its career programs, which include automotive/diesel technology, culinary arts, electronics, funeral service, and nursing, among others.

The college’s mission is to ensure students identify their educational goals and needs and successfully accomplish student learning in the broad educational areas of career and technical education, developmental education, general education, and lower-division post-secondary education to achieve transfer. The college values access, benefit of education, communication, community development, diversity, employees, excellence, fiscal responsibility, innovation and risk taking, leadership, research and evaluation, student learning outcomes, sustainability, and technology.

Position Summary / General Responsibilities:
The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

The department values a focus on: 
● A student-centered philosophy.
● A commitment to providing excellent customer service.
● Working collaboratively with colleagues.
● A commitment to equity and social justice.

Assignment Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Instruction and Learning Resources, and in collaboration with the other librarians, the Public Services Librarian’s duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Providing reference and information services to students and staff.
● Providing library instruction to students in a variety of settings and formats.
● Designing instructional materials.
● Serving as collection development liaison to one or more instructional departments.
● Selecting materials and maintain an up-to-date collection in those subject areas for print, media, and digital collections.
● Using existing and emerging technologies to enhance library services and instruction.
● Fostering and developing information competency skills for students.
● Marketing library resources and programs to students and faculty.
● Promoting and maintaining an effective learning environment in the library. 
● Designing and/or teaching credit courses.
● Developing and maintaining web resources.
● Hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising student help.
● Managing electronic database subscriptions.
● Managing the library website.
● Developing and coordinating services to distance students.
● Developing and implementing library assessment tools.
● Performing other duties as assigned.

These assignments may be reallocated periodically, and assignments may depend on the interests and qualifications of the library faculty. Librarians may be asked to take the lead on various library services, projects, or focus areas.

The non-instructional assignment may include day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus assignments.

Work Year: 164 days

 

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by January 11, 2018 in Library Science, Library and Information Science; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Library Science; OR, the equivalent.*

2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.

Application Instructions: 
Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District Faculty position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:

1. The Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (“graduate advising documents and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of Interest

Note: Applications submitted without all of the required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified. Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Salary: 
$46,660 to $80,452 annually. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information: 
Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units/degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and experience. Candidates not holding a master's degree may start at a salary lower than posted above.

For the full job description and application instructions, please visit https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/5440

Closing date: 10/23/2017

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Discussion Library Information Associate, University of Arizona Libraries - Special Collections

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:41 pm

https://uacareers.com/postings/22131

Title: Library Information Associate

Department: Libraries- Special Collections (1706)
Location: Main Campus

https://uacareers.com/postings/22131

Title: Library Information Associate

Department: Libraries- Special Collections (1706)
Location: Main Campus

Position Summary
To meet the information access, preservation, and research needs of students, faculty, and other customers by supporting the arrangement and description (processing), accessioning, surveying, reformatting, and creation of access points for digital initiatives in Special Collections, specifically (but not limited to) multimedia materials, and other related archival collections.

Special Collections Department (SC)
Established in 1958, Special Collections, a nationally recognized repository, includes rare books, literature, printed materials, manuscript collections, photographs and maps that contribute to the interdisciplinary investigations of researchers, scholars and citizens from Arizona and beyond. Special Collections serves the University of Arizona Libraries as the holder of primary research materials chiefly in the fields of Literature, Arizona and Southwestern History, and the Sciences. Gathered here too are important and substantial collections relating to the lands and peoples of Arizona, New Mexico, and Sonora, Mexico.

More on Special Collections may be found on our website.

Visit the University Libraries website to learn more about us.

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

As a nationally recognized leader, the University of Arizona strives to look forward. Listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States, the University provides strategic programs to enhance the lifecycles of a multigenerational workforce.

This award-winning portfolio includes consecutive Seal of Distinction awards for its exemplary Work-Life practices from WorldatWork, along with the 2017 Gold Healthy Arizona Worksite award, presented by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. For more information about the collaborative culture and innovative service offerings at the University of Arizona, visit click here.

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity employer providing equal opportunity for women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Duties & Responsibilities
Assist with the survey and identification of all multimedia materials for digitization and to actively assist with development and implementation of digitization workflows and policies for multimedia collections in the department, and physical reformatting of multimedia materials in the department’s in-house Audio-Visual Lab.
Complete related project work including: preparing selected collections for digitization, assigning metadata, and uploading content to Libraries delivery platforms.
Create metadata and access points for archival materials through the use of ArchivesSpace, EAD, MARC, and other standards and frameworks.
Intellectually organize, process, and rehouse archival materials.
Create/prepare DACS complaint finding aids and collection records.
May assist with reference inquiries, instruction, and creation of exhibits.
Other duties as assigned.

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Discussion Innovation and Service Design Librarian, UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries (apply by Oct 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:41 pm

http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/126220

POSITION: Innovation and Service Design Librarian
AVAILABLE: November 1, 2017

The University Library at UNC Chapel Hill invites applications from enthusiastic, collaborative, analytical, and user-centered individuals for the new position of Innovation and Service Design Librarian. Reporting to the Head of User Experience and Assessment, the Innovation and Service Design Librarian is responsible for seeking out opportunities for innovation and integrating new technologies into library services. This position will develop leading-edge service designs and apply user-centered processes in interdisciplinary teams, plus use systems analysis tools to iterate on and improve existing library services.

The Innovation and Service Design Librarian works closely with the Kenan Science Library Research Hub and Makerspace as a substantial component of his/her work. The successful candidate will also regularly work with staff from Library Information & Technology, Research & Instructional Services, the Research Hub, Library Administration, and other innovative campus units to deliver and improve existing digital and physical library services.

The Innovation and Service Design Librarian:

  • Uses tools and methods such as service blueprints, journey maps, experience flows, and stimulus/response models to support incubation and integration of new technologies into library services
  • Conducts reviews of existing library services and works with external and internal stakeholders to implement improvements
  • Supports day-to-day operations in the Kenan Science Library Research Hub and Makerspace by participating in user consultations and working hands-on with the equipment
  • Monitors emerging technologies with an eye toward applications in educational settings
  • Oversees selection, purchasing, testing and deployment of emerging and innovative technologies
  • Creates new service designs based on relevant user insights and effectively communicates them to stakeholders
  • Conducts staff training and provides expertise on new and emerging technologies
  • Participates in the design and maintenance of the library’s web content
  • Serves as a bridge between campus libraries and other innovative campus units such as the BeAM (Be a Maker@Carolina) Network
  • Conducts or participates in user research campaigns and other projects as a member of the User Experience & Assessment department
  • Works to align the Libraries’ physical and online spaces
  • Connects library services and programs across branches


The Library Research Hub program provides a network of digital scholarship support and spaces for Carolina researchers, distributed across three campus library locations. 
The Kenan Science Library Research Hub and Makerspace supports making, innovation and entrepreneurship and is also part of the BeAM (Be a Maker@Carolina) Network. It contains co-working and makerspaces, with a design and modelling center. It provides access to emerging technologies such as 3D printing and scanning, expert consultations, and conducts robust outreach and instruction programming.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science, or related advanced degree
  • Knowledge of User Experience, Service Design, and Assessment practices, principles, and trends
  • Familiarity with the work of academic research libraries
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies and makerspaces in higher education
  • An empathetic and creative mindset for working with users and developing new services
  • High comfort with experimentation and intelligent risk-taking
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and implement new technologies and tools
  • Ability to work collaboratively in groups and manage projects effectively
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong commitment to user-centered public services
  • Ability to establish priorities for projects and set appropriate deadlines
  • A high level of motivation to develop ideas from paper to production

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 years of related experience
  • Experience in user-centered service design
  • Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, and group and individual teaching techniques
  • Experience with any combination of the following: 3D printing, 3D scanning, electronics, Arduino, photogrammetry, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality
  • Proficiency with tools such as Adobe CS, and/or 3D modeling software like Solidworks, Autocad, Autodesk, and Fusion


The University and The Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The UNC Libraries also include the Research Hub, which provides spaces, technology, and expertise to assist with all phases of research. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke UniversityNorth Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

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

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

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/126220 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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

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Discussion First-Year Instruction Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:41 pm

https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/8886 
 
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries invites applications for the position of First-Year Instruction Librarian. We are seeking an energetic, innovative, flexible, and service-oriented individual to join the Research, Outreach and Instruction Department. This librarian will be an active member of the Instruction Team, with a strong emphasis on teaching and designing curriculum for our First-Year Instruction program. This individual will provide general reference service and will also have liaison responsibilities in several social science disciplines. This is a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position. Demonstrated professional achievement including scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure.

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