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Discussion Head of Collection Strategies, University of California, Irvine Libraries (apply by Jan. 16)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 09:33 am

HEAD OF COLLECTION STRATEGIES DEPARTMENT

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable leader to join an enthusiastic staff in building a research library of excellence for a young and rapidly-growing university ranked nationally among the top tier. The Head of Collection Strategies will play a leadership role in an innovative, service-oriented, and collaborative environment to develop high quality learning and research intensive collections that support the teaching, research, and patient care needs of the University.

HEAD OF COLLECTION STRATEGIES DEPARTMENT

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable leader to join an enthusiastic staff in building a research library of excellence for a young and rapidly-growing university ranked nationally among the top tier. The Head of Collection Strategies will play a leadership role in an innovative, service-oriented, and collaborative environment to develop high quality learning and research intensive collections that support the teaching, research, and patient care needs of the University.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

Responsibilities

The Head of Collection Strategies provides leadership and vision for the Collection Strategies Department and within the Research Resources Division. The incumbent will oversee collection strategies and management of resources in all formats library-wide, supervises collection development personnel, and monitors and helps coordinate the Libraries’ collections budget. Responsibility for collection strategies is distributed among 17-20 Research Librarians who are also responsible for education and instruction, outreach, and reference. The Head of Collection Strategies will directly supervise one collections assistant and 7 Research Librarians who reside in the Collection Strategies Department and will also provide collection strategies direction and feedback to approximately 10 Research Librarians who reside in the Reference or Education & Outreach Departments. In addition, the Head of Collection Strategies works collaboratively with staff at the UC Irvine Law Library and with colleagues in the UC system libraries.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research Resources, the Head of Collection Strategies participates as a member of divisional and library-wide groups, task forces, and project teams as appropriate and is expected to work comfortably and with a high degree of expertise in a shared decision-making environment. As a leader, the Head of Collection Strategies will foster an environment where strategic and well-informed risk taking is encouraged. As a member of Leadership Council, the UCI Libraries’ senior management team responsible for library-wide planning and policy making, the incumbent works with other library leaders to shape strategic directions for the Libraries.

Duties include:

Departmental Leadership & Management
• Plans, coordinates, manages, and evaluates the services/activities of the Collection Strategies Department.
• Collaborates with stakeholders to articulate, enhance, revise, and assess the vision for collections at the UC Libraries.
• Collaboratively engages with subject liaisons across the Libraries and other stakeholders to continuously evaluate the ways in which decisions regarding collection strategies are made and communicated.
• Leads efforts to enable data-driven decisions regarding collections.
• Serves as the Libraries’ lead on matters related to copyright and copyright education.
• Assists in developing effective reports and messaging for other Library and University administrators to understand the UCI Libraries’ materials budget needs.
• Creates and implements innovative strategies for providing sustainable access to content in the ever evolving environment of scholarly communication, including Open Access initiatives
• Shares responsibility for developing a robust scholarly communication program, with the Scholarly Communications Coordinator, the Head of Digital Scholarship Services, and other stakeholders within the Libraries and across the University.
• Collaboratively engages with the Digital Scholarship Services Department to coordinate research librarians’ involvement in the development and marketing of digital content and related services
• Provides broad oversight for the Collection Strategies Department meetings.
• Serves on Research Resources Leads Group.
• Co-coordinates the Mega Meetings with other department heads.
• Provides departmental supervision including: recruitment retention , training, and evaluation of Research Librarians and the Library Assistant(s) in the Collection Strategies Department
• Manages departmental budgets, policies, procedures, and web pages.
• Provides input in developing, evaluating and assessing the Libraries' collections to support the University's research, teaching and patient care programs.
• Monitors the Libraries' materials budget.
• Oversees the Libraries ' approval plans with input from the Research Librarians and in consultation with Acquisitions
• Oversees Research Librarians’ activities in collection strategies/management.
• In collaboration with the Heads of Reference, Education & Outreach, Digital Scholarship Services, and Special Collections & Archives, shares responsibility for the oversight and strategic direction for librarians’ faculty/student liaison activities.
• Oversees collection strategies training and collection strategies-related teams and initiatives
• Coordinates the Research Librarians' work on weeding projects and serves as UC Southern Regional Library Facility weeding coordinator for UCI.

Other:
• Participates actively and collaboratively on library committees, task forces, and project teams as appropriate.
• Actively seeks opportunities to participate in professional organizations outside the library, provide university and public service, and/or engage in research and creative activity in order to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion.

Qualifications

Required:

• Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and library experience.
• Significant collection development and collection management experience in an academic or research library.
• Ability to oversee collections in the full range of subjects at UCI.
• Professional experience including management of resources and personnel in an academic or research library setting.
• Ability to successfully supervise, mentor, and train Collection Strategies personnel.
• Knowledge of current issues and trends in collection strategies, collection management, copyright, and preservation facing academic and research libraries.
• Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly communication, including Open Access initiatives.
• Leadership qualities to be an effective Department Head and Leadership Council member.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
• Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within UCI Libraries and the campus.
• Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement in the Librarian series.

Preferred:
• Successful experience supervising librarians.
• Successful experience in budgeting and planning.
• Successful experience in assessment and evaluation of research libraries’ collections
• Experience assessing and negotiating licenses for online resources.
• Experience working with general and specialized vendors, publishers, and approval plans.

The Collection Strategies Department
The Collection Strategies Department is responsible for the library-wide development and management of general collections in the Langson Library, Ayala Science Library, and Grunigen Medical Library under the administration and coordination of the Associate University Librarian for Research Resources. This department takes the lead role in developing and planning the overarching and ongoing collections policies, procedures, and projects that ensure that the scholarly resources available meet the campus teaching, research, and patient care needs. The Department consists of 7 librarians (including the department head) and 1 library assistant.
The UCI Libraries
The UCI Libraries values innovation and collaboration. We are committed to the University’s goal of diversity and inclusive excellence. The Libraries consist of the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library. These buildings contain over 3,300 public seats for study and research and provide nearly 525 public access computers. The UCI Libraries have a staff of approximately 145 FTE plus approximately 25 student assistant FTE. The library collection consists of over 3.8 million volumes, nearly 150,000 journals and serial titles, and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The UCI Libraries are a member of the: Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), HathiTrust Digital Library, Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Digital Library Federation (DLF), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance (PRRLA), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and OCLC Research Library Partnership (OCLC RLP).

University of California, Irvine
The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 31,500 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,600 faculty and staff. Nearly 67% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American. The University offers graduate degrees in more than 100 academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs in addition to the M.D. and J.D. UCI’s academic programs are ranked nationally among the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.
Librarians at the University of California Irvine are academic appointees and receive potential career status at the time of their initial appointment. Librarians periodically receive administrative and peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1) professional competence and quality of service within the Library; 2) professional activity outside the Library; 3) university and public service; and 4) research and other creative activity.

Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University of California pay scales. Appointment is anticipated to be at the Associate Librarian or Librarian rank with a salary of $53,913 - $105,105.
Librarians are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, thirteen paid holidays, and one day per month sick leave. The University has an excellent retirement system and offers a variety of group health, life, and disability insurance plans. Benefits are equal to approximately 40% of salary.

Deadline for Applications: Applications received by January 16, 2017 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
To Apply: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should submit the information requested: cover letter; complete résumé; a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a list of three references (names and contact information only) via UCI AP Recruit at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03782.
Upon application, candidates should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in the U.S. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in ultimately being hired.
This position description is listed on the UCI Libraries website at http://www.lib.uci.edu/current-librarian-and-administrative-vacancies with links to additional websites featuring campus and community information.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

 

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Discussion Rare Materials Project Cataloger - 1 Year Term, Duke University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 09:32 am

This is an entry-level, one-year term appointment, it’s an excellent opportunity to work with women’s history print materials from the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection at Duke University. We are seeking someone who is interested in rare book cataloging, special collections technical services, history of the book, and/or women’s history—if you aren’t sure if you meet minimum qualifications but this job sounds appealing, feel free to contact me directly. This was posted last week, so review of applications for initial screenings will begin soon.

This is an entry-level, one-year term appointment, it’s an excellent opportunity to work with women’s history print materials from the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection at Duke University. We are seeking someone who is interested in rare book cataloging, special collections technical services, history of the book, and/or women’s history—if you aren’t sure if you meet minimum qualifications but this job sounds appealing, feel free to contact me directly. This was posted last week, so review of applications for initial screenings will begin soon.

Job listing: http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/rarematerialscataloger

More about the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/bingham/lisa-unger-baskin

Best,

Kelly Wooten
Research Services and Collection Development Librarian
Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
library.duke.edu/rubenstein/bingham
kelly.wooten@duke.edu | 919.660.5967 | she, her, hers

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Discussion Call for Proposals: 2017 ALA Annual Conference Poster Session

by Twanna Hodge on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 10:37 am

Deadline is February 3, 2017. 

Share your best ideas and work with the national library community by presenting a poster session at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago!

The poster session committee encourages submissions from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship. Submissions may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community.

Deadline is February 3, 2017. 

Share your best ideas and work with the national library community by presenting a poster session at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago!

The poster session committee encourages submissions from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship. Submissions may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community.

Poster session participants place materials such as pictures, data, graphs, diagrams and narrative text on boards that are usually 4 x 8 feet. During their assigned 1½ hour time periods, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees. Titles/abstracts from previous years are available on ALA Connect: (note that this site is only serving as an archive for previous Annual Conference poster sessions – for information on this year's poster session, go to the 2017 ALA poster session website).

The deadline for submitting an application is February 3, 2017. Applicants will be notified in the first half of March, after a double blind peer review process, whether their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. The 2017 ALA Annual Poster Sessions will be held June 24 and 25, 2017 in the exhibits hall.

Start the application process now. You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application.

Questions about poster session presentations and submissions may be directed to:

Blake Doherty, chair of the ALA poster session committee, bdoherty@amherst.edu

Or

Candace Benefiel, chair of the ALA poster session review panel, c-benefiel@tamu.edu

Website: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=SGGBSIDC

 

Best,

Valerie Bonilla
Assistant Professor, Library
Brookdale Community College
Lincroft, NJ 07738

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Discussion Systems Librarian, Tulane University Howard Tilton Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 12:12 pm

Job Title Systems Librarian
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name Howard Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University

Job Title Systems Librarian
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name Howard Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University

Howard Tilton Memorial Library (HTML) at Tulane University invites applications for the position of Systems Librarian. The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians interested in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans. The Systems Librarian will combine a strong service orientation with application development to ensure that HTML maintains and builds upon the high level of services for which it is renowned.

The Systems Librarian takes an innovative, service-centric approach to the oversight of several key information management and discovery systems (including Tulane’s implementations of Primo, Islandora, and ArchivesSpace). S/he will be responsible for ensuring the optimal performance of these systems, which will include: enabling data integration across distributed and heterogeneous local and external data sources; providing statistical, usage, and collection reports in support of decision making for library collections and services; and promptly reporting issues/problems to vendor(s) with follow-through until resolution. Additionally, the Systems Librarian has secondary (back-up) responsibility for the integrated library system (currently Voyager), link resolver (currently SFX), proxy authentication, and interlibrary loan (ILLiad) systems. As a technology liaison to library departments, s/he participates in formal task groups and committees, both standing and ad-hoc, to analyze and improve systems and services. S/he may assist with deploying hardware and software, including ordering, troubleshooting, inventory, and licensing management. S/he will have programming skills consummate with the Library’s digital technology goals and ambitions and will serve as part of a technology team that includes web development, digital collections, and digital publishing initiatives.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
Experience managing integrated library systems and resource discovery tools, link resolvers, and proxy authentication systems
Experience managing Windows and Unix based servers
Demonstrated ability to work with database management systems and scripts (e.g., MS SQL,
MySQL, Oracle, or MS Access) and writing queries in SQL
Programming in XSLT, PHP, Ruby, or Python
Experience with Web standards and scripting using HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript or JQuery
Demonstrated analytical, technical, and troubleshooting skills for complex applications
Significant experience in project management
Strong service orientation
Proficiency in written and interpersonal communication
Ability to succeed both independently and in a collaborative team environment
Ability to function fully and competently at technology competency Levels I, II and III outlined in HTML Core Technology Competencies for Employees. (See http://library.tulane.edu/sites/library.tulane.edu/files/documents/core_...).
Environment
Tulane University is an AAU/Carnegie Research Institution and ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top fifty national universities in the United States. The university is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans where it borders the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and Audubon Park. Howard Tilton Memorial Library is the university’s main library with an ARL research collection of more than four million volumes, 600+ electronic database subscriptions and a materials expenditure of $8.8 million. The library is a key component of academic life at the University and plays an important role in enhancing cultural life in New Orleans.

Salary/Benefits
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Librarians are academic appointees;
librarians do not have tenure or faculty rank, but in other respects receive the benefits of faculty members; generous benefits including a choice of health plans, tuition waiver for self, and undergraduate tuition waiver for dependents.

Minimum Qualifications
At least two years’ relevant experience in an academic library
Minimum Education
ALA-accredited MLS or graduate degree in information technology, computer science, or other technology field
Preferred Qualifications
Familiarity with bibliographic record structure and classification systems
Proficiency with standard computer hardware and desktop applications, including deployment
Experience with Primo, Voyager, Islandora, ArchivesSpace and ILLiad
Experience integrating a wide variety of third-party applications into library information systems
Knowledge of authentication using LDAP and Shibboleth

How To Apply
To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, résumé, and the names with full contact information of at least three professional references. Visit http://library.tulane.edu/about/job-opportunities

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

This job posting will remain open until filled.

Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Discussion Head, Southeastern Architecture Archive and Assistant Director of Special Collections, Tulane University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Job Title Head, Southeastern Architecture Archive and Assistant Director of Special Collections
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name Howard Tilton Memorial Library

Job Title Head, Southeastern Architecture Archive and Assistant Director of Special Collections
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name Howard Tilton Memorial Library

Reporting to the Director of Special Collections, the Head, Southeastern Architecture Archive (SEAA) and Assistant Director of Special Collections oversees acquisition, processing, preservation, and making accessible the regional architectural records at SEAA; serves as the library liaison to the School of Architecture; selects materials for the circulating and special collections on architecture, urban planning, and related areas; and assists the Director of Special Collections in planning, personnel management, outreach, and promotion of special collections of the Howard‐Tilton Memorial Library.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
Outstanding writing and communications skills
Strong computer/technology skills
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide variety of staff and both internal and external collaborators and communities
Demonstrated experience supervising librarians, archivists, and staff
Excellent organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to organize successful promotional events
Knowledge of emerging trends in archival description and preservation, marketing, communication, and higher education
Knowledge of web publishing and exhibit design

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Education
Graduate degree with a concentration in architecture or a related field, or a MLIS or equivalent degree with archival and/or architecture‐related experience
Minimum of 5 years of directly relevant experience in an academic research library or archives
Demonstrated knowledge of current archival descriptive standards, authority control, and related software (e.g., Archives Space)
Demonstrated knowledge of architectural history and the practice of architecture
Demonstrated proficiency with standard office software (e.g., MS Office suite), appropriate dissemination and design tools (e.g., Adobe publishing tools, Web content management software), and social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in architecture, historical preservation, or history/art history; ACA certification
Experience in donor relations and other forms of fundraising

How To Apply
Visit http://library.tulane.edu/about/job-opportunities

This posting will remain open until filled.

Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Discussion Coordinator for Scholarly Resources for the Humanities, Tulane University Howard Tilton Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 10:30 am

Job Title Coordinator for Scholarly Resources for the Humanities
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University Howard-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for the position of Coordinator for Scholarly Resources for the Humanities. The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians interested in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans.

Job Title Coordinator for Scholarly Resources for the Humanities
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University Howard-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for the position of Coordinator for Scholarly Resources for the Humanities. The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians interested in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans.

The Coordinator for Scholarly Resources for the Humanities supports Tulane faculty and students in the humanities. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries, the person in this position coordinates humanities collection development activities related to the general collections and selects materials for the library’s Rare Books area; provides and promotes humanities-related workshops and other instruction; liaises with students, faculty, and researchers individually or in groups to provide timely, relevant sources of information; evaluates information needs; and plans, implements, and assesses initiatives that support humanities faculty and students across campus. The Coordinator collaborates with counterparts in the social sciences and science & engineering to ensure a consistent team approach to collections to help the Library meet the challenges of collecting, managing, preserving, and providing access to scholarly resources in an era of fast-evolving information needs and publishing models. The coordinators for Scholarly Resources individually are expected to develop expertise in emerging technologies and lead and/or participate in innovative library projects.

Salary/Benefits: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Librarians are academic appointees; librarians do not have tenure or faculty rank, but in other respects receive the benefits of faculty members; generous benefits including a choice of health plans, tuition waiver for self, and undergraduate tuition waiver for dependents.

Environment: Tulane University is an AAU/Carnegie Research Institution and ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top fifty national universities in the United States. The university is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans where it borders the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and Audubon Park. Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is the University's main library with an ARL research collection of more than four million titles.

Minimum Qualifications
Required: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; advanced degree in a relevant humanities field; three or more years of professional experience in an academic or research library; collection development experience at the professional level, including significant financial responsibility in an academic library; reading knowledge in at least one European language; knowledge of the use and history of books and scholarly works as cultural objects, as well as the methods and means of acquiring rare items; knowledge of emerging publishing models for scholarly resources in humanities subjects; experience with research tools relevant to the humanities; related reference, and research consultation experience; strong interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, technology professionals, and library colleagues; enthusiasm for an innovative and cooperative environment; experience designing, delivering, and assessing library instruction for humanities disciplines.
Minimum Education
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred: Reading knowledge in French; additional reading knowledge in German, Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian, or Russian would be valued; experience organizing exhibits; knowledge of the scholarly communications process (publishing, copyright, repositories); familiarity with grant funding requirements calling for public access publishing of research reports and research data.

How To Apply
To Apply: To apply for this position please go to http://tulane.edu/jobs (IRC9791). To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, and the names with full contact information of at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

This job posting will remain open until filled.

Tulane University is an AA/EO Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Discussion Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Tulane University Howard Tilton Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 10:28 am

Job Title Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name Howard Tilton Library
Posting Summary
The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is responsible for supporting metadata-dependent efforts to manage, expose, and share collections with users, ensuring the uniform application of standards for resource description of the library's physical and digital collections.

Job Title Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name Howard Tilton Library
Posting Summary
The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is responsible for supporting metadata-dependent efforts to manage, expose, and share collections with users, ensuring the uniform application of standards for resource description of the library's physical and digital collections.

The incumbent works with staff in the Tulane Digital Library, Library IT, Special Collections, and Technical Services to develop, implement, and evaluate procedures, standards, and workflows relating to metadata creation within the metadata ecosystem of the libraries. This position also performs both original and complex adaptive cataloging, primarily for the library's special collections, in a variety of formats. The incumbent creates and edits non-MARC metadata using MODS, EAD, MADS and other schema adopted by the library; serves as the Division's resource person for open linked data in library systems; participates in the assessment and continuous improvement of operations and services; and contributes and updates NACO authority records.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
Ability to create and implement metadata crosswalks
Evidence of cataloging and metadata workflows and services, including authority control and identity management
Knowledge of discipline-specific controlled thesauri such as AAT, TGM, or LCGFT
Knowledge of discovery tools and metadata practices supporting discovery, specifically in both a library and research context
Evidence of organizational and project planning skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse environment

Minimum Qualifications
Experience using XML and MODS
Experience cataloging using RDA, AACR2R, LCSH, LCC, MARC 21 formats
Experience using OCLC Connexion and an ILS
Minimum Education
MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of academic library roles in support of data management and data management planning, including metadata support
Experience with XSLT
Experience with MADS, METS, EAD, or PREMIS
Experience with a digital asset management system or digital repository
Experience with NACO

How To Apply
To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, résumé, and the names with full contact information of at least three professional references.

Visit http://library.tulane.edu/about/job-opportunities

This job posting will remain open until filled.

Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Discussion Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Digital Scholarship, Tulane University Howard Tilton Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 10:27 am

Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Digital Scholarship
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name Howard Tilton Library

Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Digital Scholarship
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name Howard Tilton Library

The Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Digital Scholarship provides leadership for digital scholarship support across campus. S/he identifies and implements digital tools and resources that advance the scholarly work of Tulane’s researchers at all levels. Working with faculty, students, and information technology specialists, this position furthers successful use and integration of digital tools in research, teaching and learning. S/he will be a partner and resource person for subject librarians and curators and will serve as a subject liaison providing research assistance, instruction in the use of library resources, and collection development and management in assigned subject(s) area.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
Understanding of the research process and knowledge of the ways that new technologies are affecting the production of scholarship
Experience with digital research tools and approaches (e.g. image analysis, text mining, data visualization, social network analysis)
Experience with library research tools and research consultation experience
Experience in library instruction in an academic or research library
Understanding of collection development and management, including financial responsibility, in an academic library
Knowledge of the scholarly communications process (e.g., scholarly publishing, copyright, institutional or subject repositories)
Enthusiasm for creative and engaging outreach
Strong interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, technology professionals, and library colleagues

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Education
ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent at the time of hire
Experience working in an academic library
Preferred Qualifications
A second advanced degree in an academic discipline
One year of previous instruction experience in an academic library
One year of collection development in an academic library

How To Apply
Visit http://library.tulane.edu/about/job-opportunities 

This posting will be open until filled.

Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Discussion Assessment and User Experience Librarian, Tulane University Howard Tilton Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 10:26 am

Job Title Assessment and User Experience Librarian
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name Howard Tilton Library

Job Title Assessment and User Experience Librarian
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name Howard Tilton Library

The Assessment and User Experience Librarian assesses library spaces and services to benchmark service effectiveness, track use of spaces, identify areas for further improvement, and recommend changes for such improvements. Under the direction of the Dean and senior management, s/he prepares, administers, and compiles results from surveys, focus groups, and other forms of quantitative or qualitative analyses to enable evidence-based decisions; to aid in planning; and to direct resources to areas of most critical need in support of the Library’s strategic goals. The Assessment and User Experience Librarian will also work with the library’s IT team, the Associate Dean, and front-line public services staff to improve users’ interactions with the library, physically or virtually.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
ALA accredited MLS or its equivalent
Minimum of 3 years of academic library experience, preferably in public services, outreach, or user assessment
Demonstrated experience with assessment tools and techniques in current use, including the design and execution of surveys and other qualitative or quantitative instruments or techniques

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Education
Excellent analytical and oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to use standard software for presentation of survey results
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of faculty, staff, and students across the library and the university
Preferred Qualifications
Academic background in cultural anthropology, sociology, psychology, or other social science field
Experience with appropriate software applications (e.g., SPSS, ATLAS.ti, etc.)
Experience with human subject research protocols, computer-human interaction studies, or similar social science investigation methods

How To Apply
Visit http://library.tulane.edu/about/job-opportunities

This posting will remain open until filled.

Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

 

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Discussion Research Support Librarian (Health Sciences), Tulane University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 10:19 am

Research Support Librarian (Health Sciences)
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name TUHSC Library

Research Support Librarian (Health Sciences)
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name TUHSC Library

The Research Support Librarian (Health Sciences) provides Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and Evidence-Based Public Health (EBPH) resources, tools and training, and research support in general biomedical and public health resources to the departments and programs in the Health Sciences Center at Tulane University. The Research Support Librarian (Health Sciences) will be a part of the Matas Library’s coordinated team approach to user support services, offering research consultations, data management support, general or specialized instruction, and programming tailored to the requirements of the clinical, biomedical research, and public health communities at the point and place of need. This librarian position collaborates with colleagues on the uptown campus in instruction and outreach efforts as appropriate to serve the life and health sciences communities at Tulane.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
Strong computer/technology skills
Excellent writing and oral communication skills
Ability to work effectively with a variety of faculty, staff, students across the University, the health sciences centers, and the community at large

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Education
ALA accredited MLS or its equivalent
At least 1 year research support experience in an academic medical center or clinical or public health setting.
Demonstrated experiences in the use of health sciences resources including Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), Evidence-Based Public Health (EBPH) and NLM/NCBI resources/tools
Excellent presentation, instruction, and written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of relevant information technologies, information management tools, and analytical and searching techniques

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with emerging information technology hardware and software
Bachelor’s degree in the life or biomedical sciences, public health, or related field
How To Apply
http://library.tulane.edu/about/job-opportunities

This posting will close remain open until filled.

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