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Assistant Program Director and Head of Books and Serials Metadata
Metadata Services Program
The University of California San Diego Library seeks applications from highly motivated, innovative, collaborative, flexible and service-oriented professionals to join the Library as Assistant Program Director of the Metadata Services Program and Head of the Books and Serials Metadata Unit (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian). The University of California San Diego Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.
Responsibilities of the Position
Reporting to the Program Director of Metadata Services, the Assistant Program Director and Head of Books and Serials Metadata takes a leadership role in programmatic planning, assessment, and administration and is the librarian responsible for leading the efforts and directing the work of 5 FTE to describe and provide access to physical and electronic monographic and serial resources according to national standards. Working in close collaboration with the management team of Unit Heads in Metadata Services, the Assistant Program Director and Head of Books and Serials Metadata will provide expertise on the unique needs of book and serial formats in the multiple UC San Diego databases of record, including Roger, the DAMS, and other systems as necessary.
Closing Date: Application consideration begins October 30, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
More Information: http://library.ucsd.edu/jobs/index.html
To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to:
AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.
University Library System
School of Library and Information Science
Assistant / Associate / Full Professor
Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) is one of the nation's leading urban research universities with an enrollment of more than 31,000 students and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning experiences. The WSU campus is located in a very attractive, revitalized, and growing urban setting, surrounded by museums, theaters, and international corporations.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reporting to the Associate Dean of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS),serving as an advisor to SLIS students, and providing service to SLIS, the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor will perform research and teach in one or more of the following areas: archives, collection development, digital preservation, information security, social media, plus teach one of the SLIS core courses. Candidates are expected to contribute to the growing and dynamic online teaching environment.
The School of Library and Information Science offers the M.L.I.S. degree, a specialist certificate, graduate certificates in archival administration, information management, children and youth services in urban libraries, Michigan School Library Media Endorsement, and a joint MLIS and MA in history degree. The School currently has approximately 450 enrolled students.
QUALIFICATIONS: Assistant, Associate, Full Professor ranks require an earned doctorate (with an ALA-accredited M.L.S.preferred), appropriate professional experience, and demonstrated ability to carry out competently the range of professional faculty functions and to teach fully online, face-to-face, and blended courses.
QUALIFICATIONS: Assistant Professor - The ideal candidate will have exhibited: the ability to produce scholarly research and publication in an appropriate field(s); strong potential for visibility as a scholar on the national and international levels; evidence of professional achievement in an appropriate field; strong potential for visibility and leadership in the library /
information profession; ability to supervise the work of graduate students and strong potential for excellence in teaching and continued professional growth. Highly qualified candidates very near completion of the Ph.D. will receive consideration.
QUALIFICATIONS: Associate Professor - The ideal candidate will have evidence of: a consistent and demonstrated record of excellence in scholarly research and publication in an appropriate field(s); visibility as a scholar on the national and international levels; excellence in professional achievement in an appropriate field; visibility and leadership in the library /information profession; professional recognition in the area of teaching and research in library and information science, excellence in teaching; a record of service; and experience in supervising the work of graduate students.
QUALIFICATIONS: Full Professor - The ideal candidate will have evidence of: a consistent and demonstrated record of excellence in scholarly research and publication in an appropriate field(s); proven visibility as a scholar on the national and international levels; proven excellence in professional achievement in an appropriate field; proven visibility and leadership in the library / information profession; national and international professional recognition of research; excellence in teaching; an excellent record of service; and demonstrated experience in supervising the work of graduate students.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to secure and effectively manage grants.
SALARY RANGE: Competitive; summer optional.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Qualified candidates should submit electronically a complete resume and letter of interest including the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references to position posting number: 042193.
Applicants must apply through Wayne State University’s ON-LINE HIRING SYSTEM at
http://jobs.wayne.edu. Review process will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Expected starting date is August 2017. A summer appointment may be considered. Application and nomination of minority candidates strongly encouraged.
Please contact Dr. Deborah Charbonneau, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com regarding position specifics.Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative-action employer.
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Penn State University Libraries, Harrisburg Campus
Apply by visiting: https://libraries.psu.edu/harrisburgreferencelibrarian
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applicants for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Penn State Harrisburg Library. The campus library seeks a proactive, creative, and inventive librarian to fill a tenure track, faculty position as part of Penn State University Libraries. Duties of this position include working in a liaison role with the office of International Student Support Services to provide special outreach to international students; developing relationships and programs to promote equity and inclusion in an increasingly diverse campus and University environment; providing general reference and bibliographic instruction (both in person and virtual); developing research guides and instructional materials; developing library collections and promoting services to faculty and students. The Reference and Instruction Librarian is a member of the University Libraries faculty and works as a member of the Penn State Harrisburg Library public services team. Required duties include reference desk coverage; liaison responsibilities with the Office of International Support Services and special projects; subject-related instruction, workshops, and research assistance; collection development in appropriate subject area; and provision of services as one of five services coordinators. New faculty benefit from the strong mentoring program developed by the University Libraries to support new faculty in tenure-track appointments in fulfilling expectations in the areas of librarianship, research, and service. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.
This position requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); experience with reference and bibliographic instruction; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library social media applications; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively; strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion; facility with emerging technologies; and the potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service. Some evening and/or weekend work is required. Preferred qualifications include at least one year of post MLS experience with relevant reference and instruction experience at an academic or research library. An advanced degree or graduate level study in education or international subject disciplines is desirable. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.
Environment: Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The campus is just east of Harrisburg, the state capital, and about one and one half hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore, and two hours from University Park and Washington, D.C. The three-story, 115,000-square-foot, technologically advanced academic research library includes 300,000 volumes, more than 200 journals, and 1 million microforms. With access to nearly 750 databases and 110,000 online full-text journals through the Penn State University Libraries, the facility provides extensive support to online and remote users. The college offers 35 baccalaureate degree programs, 25 master degree programs, and three doctoral programs. Penn State Harrisburg also offers the first two years of study leading to more than 160 baccalaureate majors offered throughout the Penn State system. There are approximately 5,000 students. More details about the Penn State Harrisburg Library can be found at http://www.hbg.psu.edu/library. Information about the college and surrounding area can be located at http://www.hbg.psu.edu//hbg/generalinfo.html.
The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.
Compensation and Benefits: Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, State or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.
Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/harrisburgreferencelibrarian. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.
CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.
Committee goals to be sent to RSS-here is my initial draft:
- Conduct a survey to determine membership needs for marketing, outreach, and public relations support for reference services
- Develop appropriate materials and programming to address membership needs for marketing, outreach, and public relations support for reference services
- We need to come to a consensus about what we mean by outreach, marketing, and public relations. Committee members had some differing views, and I’ve started a Google Doc to help us address some of these issues. Please feel free to edit as needed: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14JEbxvuII1-IvEJiNmkJsQicuo7_lscZ8ETyQWHnH3Q/edit?usp=sharing
- We set a deadline of deploying the survey by mid-October and have it run through Midwinter. We want to market this to all of RUSA and RSS so we will need to send periodic reminders to those listervs
Meeting login information October 3rd, 10am CST:
To join the meeting:
Participant Code: 91920045#
Room 1: 1-866-718-7314
The next meeting of the ACRL Libraries Transform Taskforce is on October 6th at 2pm CDT. Meeting details are as follows:
Name: ACRL TF Libraries Transform Committee Meeting
Date and time: Thursday, October 6, 2016 2:00pm CST
Duration: 1:00 hour
1. Recap of meeting with ALA Public Awareness Office Director, Jeff Julian. We should be able to have more details after the survey is completed:
We should be thinking more about the issues academic libraries are facing and start there. He also suggested we think about these statements as conversation starters so if we can provide more information for a particular theme or idea, that would be more helpful than crafting a perfect statement. He said they have a three-level approach:
- Because statement-brief and catchy (something he can develop)
- Punchline with more explanation
- More in-depth details and data
2. Finalize needs assessment survey questions:https://docs.google.com/document/d/14eQhjZ-vn0UmMzU1e1OmeFaaGBEFgCAMZtzsA4ec2aU/edit?usp=sharing
3. Set deadlines for deploying and completion