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Discussion Social Science Research Support Librarian, Yale University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Social Science Research Support Librarian 

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  46700BR

http://bit.ly/2hu0myv

Social Science Research Support Librarian 

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  46700BR

http://bit.ly/2hu0myv

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, this position facilitates access to the services and collections of a complex, multi-faceted research/academic library through direct contact with researchers and the development and promotion of services and collections. The Social Science Research Support Librarian is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees. The incumbent provides research support to students and faculty in the Anthropology and Sociology departments and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program through research consultations, course-integrated instruction, and other modes. Provides research consultations and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of text and data. Supports research and raises awareness of resources through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours, blogs, RSS feeds, mailings lists, and workshops. Creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with librarians, archivists, GIS specialists, and StatLab specialists to support research and teaching. Selects anthropology, sociology, and women’s, gender and sexuality studies materials in all formats. Works closely with the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services to review and acquire materials that are relevant to research and teaching needs. Responsible for managing collections funds, evaluating approval plans, and maintaining collection development statements in assigned subject areas. Participates in research and instruction program planning and implementation. Participates in service program development for the CSSSI. Participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale’s research support services and collections.

 Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.

 

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

 

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in a social science.
  • Experience providing research assistance in an academic environment.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
  • Understanding of and experience with statistics, data, and/or GIS.

 

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

 

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI):

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), located in the Kline Biology Tower, provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers.

 

Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

 

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2hu0myv.

 

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Discussion Learner Experience Librarian, The College of Wooster (OH) (apply by Dec. 15 for first consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 03:23 pm

The College of Wooster: Faculty: Libraries
Learner Experience Librarian

Location: Wooster, Ohio

Closes: Jan 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

https://apply.interfolio.com/47006

The College of Wooster: Faculty: Libraries
Learner Experience Librarian

Location: Wooster, Ohio

Closes: Jan 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

https://apply.interfolio.com/47006


The College of Wooster Libraries seeks an innovative and team-oriented Learner Experience Librarian to develop and lead an agile and comprehensive library instruction program that supports the mission of the Libraries and the curricular goals of the college. The mission statement:  The College of Wooster Libraries cultivates an environment where students, faculty, and staff, as a diverse community of learners, discover, create, communicate, and preserve knowledge and insight.

Reporting to the Librarian of the College, the Learner Experience Librarian provides leadership in the development of a dynamic information literacy curriculum, incorporating teaching and learning theory in support of our diverse community of learners. The Learner Experience Librarian designs and integrates accessible virtual and physical learning materials and tools to support the information literacy curriculum and performs regular assessment to ensure that the library instruction program supports student success. The Learner Experience Librarian collaborates with the librarians on new developments in instructional design and actively contributes to the Libraries’ instruction, research, and outreach programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Applies Learning Experience Design principles to support the development of a dynamic and comprehensive information literacy program
  • Researches, implements, and engages with instructional technologies supporting library programs
  • Teaches in the Libraries’ instruction programs and provides in-depth reference assistance for our diverse community of learners
  • Participates in the Libraries’ liaison program, partnering with assigned departments to provide instruction, research support, and collection development
  • Designs and implements library instructional assessments
  • Communicates new developments and best practices in library instructional design, technologies, and assessment within the Libraries
  • Actively builds partnerships across campus to enhance the Libraries’ instruction program and increase student engagement
  • Guides the Libraries’ instructional outreach program and participates in the Libraries’ broader outreach programs
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Learning Experience Design principles either through applied practice, internship, or course work.
  • Ability and knowledge to create virtual and physical learning materials and tools
  • Experience with diverse, inclusive, and/or international student populations
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience delivering instruction (any learning setting: camps, schools, higher education, non-profit or corporate training, etc.)
  • Experience creating learning materials and tools
  • Experience (employment and/or internship) or coursework specific to working in an academic library

The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (20% domestic students of color and 11% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants should submit the following through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/47006):  cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, a teaching statement that includes an articulation of learning experience design principles as applied in academic libraries, a research statement and/or statement of professional development focus, and a diversity, inclusion, and equity statement, plus three reference letters should be submitted. The diversity, inclusion, and equity statement should detail how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the library and library instruction, as well as on campus and in the broader community. Interfolio accounts are free to applicants – simply press “apply.”  Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. 

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Discussion Student Success Librarian (Resident Librarian, temporary), The University of Texas at San Antonio

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 03:19 pm

Student Success Librarian (Resident Librarian / three year, time‐limited position)

 

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries seeks an outgoing, energetic Student Success Resident Librarian to provide instruction, research and outreach services to first‐ and second‐ year students of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and academic backgrounds. This entry‐ level position will develop and implement fresh ideas and new directions for a library instruction and assessment program focused on undergraduates’ academic success and retention.

 

Student Success Librarian (Resident Librarian / three year, time‐limited position)

 

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries seeks an outgoing, energetic Student Success Resident Librarian to provide instruction, research and outreach services to first‐ and second‐ year students of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and academic backgrounds. This entry‐ level position will develop and implement fresh ideas and new directions for a library instruction and assessment program focused on undergraduates’ academic success and retention.

 

The successful candidate will enjoy teaching and engaging with students. As a social connector, the Student Success librarian will foster undergraduates’ sense of belonging and inclusion, collaborating with diverse UTSA student organizations and services and participating in outreach programs across campus.

 

Qualifications & Experience

 

Required:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program. Degree must be completed by date of hire.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide user‐centered services for diverse populations.
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a diverse academic community.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of trends, methods, and best practices in undergraduate student success and engagement.
    • Ability to manage projects and multiple tasks.
    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Use of standard office equipment including library and business PC applications.

Preferred:

  • Experience using active and experiential learning methods in a higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to build professional relationships among diverse constituencies.

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a three‐year, time‐limited, benefits‐eligible position.

 

Job Posting Closes: Open Until Filled

 

For complete position announcement, along with the online application, access the UTSA, Human Resources, STARS, website at https://jobs.utsa.edu. You will be required to attach a resume, cover letter, and a list with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. For assistance accessing the online system call UTSA Human Resources at (210) 458‐4250.

 

This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. UTSA is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

About the University of Texas at San Antonio

 

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an emerging Tier One research institution specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 31,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement, and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as the center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and commercialization of intellectual property – for Texas, the nation, and the world.

 

San Antonio, currently the seventh largest city in the United States, is a charming and colorful metropolis located on the edge of the scenic Texas Hill Country. The city is recognized as having one of the most recession‐proof economies in the country, contributing to a low cost of living and inexpensive real estate. With its vibrant ethnic traditions, rich history, thriving arts scene, and 300 days of sunshine per year, San Antonio offers an exceptional quality of life.

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Discussion Reference and Outreach Archivist, Northeastern University (MA)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 03:14 pm

Northeastern University

Reference and Outreach Archivist

http://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/52096

Division/College: Library

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time

About:

Northeastern University

Reference and Outreach Archivist

http://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/52096

Division/College: Library

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time

About:

In addition to Northeastern History, the University Archives and Special Collections at the Northeastern University Libraries houses and carefully curates a diverse and growing collection of historical records about Boston.  One major focus is to preserve and provide access to the history of Boston’s social movements, including civil and political rights, immigrant rights, homelessness, and urban and environmental justice.  We have recently acquired two major news collections that both serve as the backdrop to our collecting as well as expanding our horizons for future large-scale projects.

To that end, our work is community-focused, rooted in critical theory, and extremely collaborative—including city-wide civic participation, inter-archival digital collection building, partnering with grassroots organizations and activists, and liaising with our user communities—on campus and off.  

This position is right for someone with a true passion for our collecting foci; someone who can spread that energy virally.  Someone with the sensitivity, driven to reach audiences outside of typical Archives user communities-- to inject community knowledge, rooted in history, into current discourse. 

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, the Reference and Outreach Archivist (ROA) manages all University Archives and Special Collections’ public and outreach services. 

The ROA manages the Archives’ reference services, including managing reading room staff and overseeing answering reference or research requests; plans and implements online and physical library exhibits; conducts tours and provides talks and presentations to visitors; maintains the Library’s online presence, including reference and research tools; and works with Scholarly Communications department on Library publishing initiatives.  

The ROA will also reach out to and work collaboratively UASC’s community partners which include social justice organizations and activists working in Boston, members of under-represented communities with a special focus on African-American, Latinx, Asian-American and GLBTQ folks, newspaper publishers and members of the press, and Boston’s community historians.  The ROA will also assist in securing funding for special projects.

The ROA coordinates with Research and Instruction Librarians to teach course-integrated instruction and workshops; forges relationships with faculty to encourage the integration of special collections into teaching and student research; creates instructional materials; and sustains ongoing communication with and outreach to students and faculty.

The ROA Manages rights and reproductions, including photographs and other visual materials from the UASC in the production of print and electronic publications.

Qualifications:

Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science with an Archives Concentration. 2+ years of successful, professional experience with increasing responsibilities in an archival setting.  Broad understanding of trends in Archives and Special Collections as well as technical ability.  Strong project management, planning, organizational, and supervisory skills.  Attention to detail.  Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with community partners.   Must be able to lift 40 pounds and work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible.

 

Apply:

To apply, visit: http://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/52096 , where details of the position’s responsibilities, the University’s outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available. 

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.  Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Discussion University Archives Associate, George A. Smathers Libraries - The University of Florida (apply by Nov. 30)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 03:12 pm

University Archives Associate

Library Associate 3

 http://library.ufl.edu/pers/documents/UnivArchivesAso_PVAExtendedNovembe...

 

University Archives Associate

Library Associate 3

 http://library.ufl.edu/pers/documents/UnivArchivesAso_PVAExtendedNovembe...

 

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a University Archives Associate to be part of the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. Reporting to the University Archivist, the University Archives Associate participates in management of the University of Florida Archives and represents the collections to the University of Florida community as well as patrons, visitors, donors, and the general public. Responsibilities include processing institutional records; managing and enhancing digital collections; providing instruction, orientations, and other education and outreach activities; and providing reference and research services. Coordinates special projects, with attention to promotion, extension and alignment of the University Archives with emerging scholarly trends, digital access, and the needs of a preeminent comprehensive, land grant research institution.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the University Archives Associate will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities

 

The search has been extended until November 30, 2017, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Address inquiries to Tina Marie Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu

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Discussion Instruction Coordinator, The University of Houston

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 03:10 pm

Instruction Coordinator - (LIB000012) 

https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobdetail.ftl?job=LIB000012&...

University Libraries 
Salary $64,000 - $68,000  

 
Description

Instruction Coordinator - (LIB000012) 

https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobdetail.ftl?job=LIB000012&...

University Libraries 
Salary $64,000 - $68,000  

 
Description

Reporting to the Head of Liaison Services, this position will be responsible for providing leadership and a programmatic approach to information literacy education and assessment for the Liaison Services department. The position is responsible for leading and supervising an instruction team of three full-time librarians and will work with direct reports to develop individual goals in accordance with the performance planning review process. The instruction team coordinates several lower-level undergraduate face-to-face and online library instruction programs and enhances information literacy education to upper-level undergraduate and graduate programs. The Coordinator will work with liaison librarians and faculty to integrate information literacy and research skills into departmental curricula using multi-modal approaches.

 

As a leader within Liaison Services, this position will collaborate with other coordinators and the Head to set departmental priorities in alignment with the UH Libraries Strategic Plan 2017-2021. This position will also investigate new trends and information literacy instruction models across the profession in order to develop a comprehensive training program for liaisons to maintain and develop instruction and assessment strategies. General responsibilities will include teaching library instruction sessions, managing classroom calendars, collaborating with faculty, and developing instruction materials for face-to-face and distance education, including lesson plans, tutorials, and research guides.

 

The Instruction Coordinator is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional development. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Qualifications

Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program; Demonstrated excellent communication skills; Ability to work strategically in a complex, changing environment; Experience working collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and librarians to build programs and initiatives; Teaching experience in an academic setting; Demonstrated awareness of faculty and student information literacy needs; or demonstrated engagement with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education

 

Preferred: Knowledge of instruction theory; or knowledge of library instruction design and pedagogy; Experience developing programmatic learning outcomes and assessment strategies; Experience with active learning techniques; Experience with embedding resources into course management software and the development of online tutorials, learning tools, and research guides; Demonstrated interest in management and leadership

Notes to Applicant: Applicants should submit the names and contact information for 3 professional references as part of the application. At time of application an unofficial transcript of the ALA-accredited library/information science degree is requested. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check. Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information about the Libraries and a detailed position announcement: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment  
Required Attachments by Candidate: Resume, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Unofficial Transcripts  

Employee Status

: Regular/Benefits 

Job Posting

: Nov 9, 2017, 11:25:57 AM

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Discussion Research & Instructional Services Librarian, The University of Alabama (apply by Dec. 15 for full consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 03:27 pm

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES

Research & Instructional Services Librarian

https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/42035

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES

Research & Instructional Services Librarian

https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/42035

The University of Alabama seeks a forward-thinking librarian with innovative ideas for learning-centered approaches to research and instructional services in social sciences or humanities. Reporting to the Head of Gorgas Information Services, this position works with campus faculty to develop instruction materials and library assignments and identify needs and opportunities for outreach in assigned academic departments in social sciences or humanities. The ideal candidate possesses a strong desire to teach and seeks out further knowledge in teaching and learning theories. S/he will be responsible for developing a robust instruction and outreach program, both in-person and online, while also offering software application training and support related to areas of responsibility for the disciplines assigned. This position also plans and coordinates activities for individuals who are involved in creative programs and communities in the social sciences, such as undergraduate research and Honors College, as well as participates in instruction for Freshman Writing. This position promotes collaboration and shared information experiences among graduate students, assists with development and implementation of assessment initiatives aimed at improving services and collections, and creates and utilizes a variety of technologies and media for the advancement of library goals and objectives. This position collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders to conceptualize, define, and deliver contemporary services in support of cutting-edge approaches in instruction and research. Candidate will work in a team environment in the University Libraries and must have a willingness for continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise through work related experiences and professional development opportunities. Candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting. This position may also provide outreach to non-academic units such as student housing to develop events and services that promote the University Libraries, supervise staff and students as required, and perform other duties/functions as requested. Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change. The University of Alabama Libraries is currently re-envisioning the liaison program with more emphasis on outreach and seeking opportunities to work with campus faculty and students.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution.
• Knowledge of reference/instructional services in an academic library setting.
• Knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries to support undergraduate and graduate education.
• Knowledge of current and emerging trends in information literacy instruction and information technologies.
• Awareness of new and emerging technologies and how they can be utilized in an academic library.
• Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
• Understanding of ways to market and promote instruction, collections and services to various groups. 
• Demonstration of ability, interest, and willingness to assume additional and/or new responsibilities, along with the ability to set and model high performance standards.
• Ability to conceptualize, articulate, and implement short and long range goals.
• Ability to work independently and as a team member to solve problems, using sound judgment in decision-making according to an established timeframe.
• Friendly, approachable, public service attitude.
• Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, along with skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising, and adapting.
• Proven interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
• Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelors or graduate degree in social sciences or humanities.
• One to three years of experience providing reference/instructional services in an academic library setting. 
• Teaching experience.
• Experience developing LibGuides, tutorials, and learning objects. Functional knowledge of WordPress, CSS, HTML, and the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus. 
• Experience with Blackboard or another Learning Management System.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, has had 121 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015), and has 5 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the new leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.
The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Digital Library Federation, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month non-tenure track, renewable faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary is $50,000-$60.000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Position open until filled. Applications received by December 15, 2017 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

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Discussion Head of Cataloging, University of Pittsburgh (apply by Dec. 8 for first consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 02:17 pm

Head of Cataloging

The University Library System is seeking candidates for the position of Head of Cataloging, a faculty librarian position in the ULS Technical Services unit. This position reports to the Head of Technical Services.

 General Responsibilities:

Head of Cataloging

The University Library System is seeking candidates for the position of Head of Cataloging, a faculty librarian position in the ULS Technical Services unit. This position reports to the Head of Technical Services.

 General Responsibilities:

The incumbent is responsible for developing, overseeing, and documenting cataloging policies, priorities and procedures for the ULS, and providing leadership and management for the work of the Catalog Management Unit (CMU) in Technical Services. The CMU consists of four faculty librarians and four support staff that receive and catalog materials in all formats and all languages. In addition, the incumbent creates guidelines for copy cataloging done in other units, creates specifications for cataloging special collections, and selects and trains staff to work on special projects. The incumbent works in a collegial manner with colleagues in the ULS and in the Law and Health Sciences libraries, primarily by providing expertise on issues and activities with Pitt’s local Voyager database and database accuracy.

 

Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh are members of the faculty and are expected to demonstrate continuous professional development in addition to performing their specific responsibilities.  This expectation includes participating in and contributing to departmental, library and campus-wide committees or working groups and the profession at a regional, national, and/or international level, maintaining a broad awareness of current and emerging issues that affect research, teaching and learning, and pursuing knowledge of professional trends and developments that can be applied to evolving research programs, services and collections.

 

Qualifications

 

Required:

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • Minimum of 5 years library experience at the professional level including experience with OCLC, the Library of Congress Classification System and Subject Headings, original and copy cataloging and classification in all formats, bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems, authority control and bibliographic record maintenance, and advanced knowledge of AACR2 and RDA cataloging rules
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong planning and project management skills and experience
  • Broad knowledge of cataloging issues, trends, workflows, and best practices in an academic library

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with Voyager cataloging operations
  • Experience cataloging complicated materials, such as maps, music or foreign language materials
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language
  • Demonstrated ability to train staff
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into workflows

 

 

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.  Comprehensive benefits package including one month vacation per year; Medical plans; TIAA/CREF, Vanguard; and tuition assistance.

 

Successful candidate will be hired on a 3-year contract with possibility for renewal.

 

To apply, submit letter of application and resume with the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references via email to:

 

William K. Gentz

Head, Library Human Resources

gentz@pitt.edu

 

Applications received by December 8,, 2017 will receive primary consideration.

 

 

To learn more about the library, please visit: www.library.pitt.edu

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled

 

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Discussion Digital Lifecycle Program (DLP) Program Manager, University of California, Berkeley (apply by Dec. 8 for full consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 02:09 pm

Digital Lifecycle Program, Program Manager – Library

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01584

Digital Lifecycle Program, Program Manager – Library

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01584

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
University of California, Berkeley

  • Digital Lifecycle Program, Program Manager – Library
  • Hiring range: Associate Librarian to Librarian
  • Salary: $ 73,357-$ 98,486, per annum, based upon qualifications
  • This is a full-time appointment with a February 2018 expected start date.

UC Berkeley is looking for a service-oriented Digital Lifecycle Program (DLP) Program Manager whose principal role will be to ensure the effective design and coordination of the DLP. S/he will be a strong technical leader with a vision for the transformative impact of digital content for libraries and scholarship. The DLP Program Manager will work closely with and lead a multi-departmental team to ensure the success of the DLP including the direct supervision of approximately 3 FTE with an overall department of approximately 8 FTE.

The program manager is primarily responsible for managing all aspects of the DLP including preparation, conversion, preservation and publication of collections that flow through the DLP. These collections will include a mix of general and archival collections, a mix of formats (e.g. print, micro-formats, media and born-digital content) and content types (e.g. pictorial, manuscript, a/v collections). This work is accomplished with a team of staff directly reporting to the program manager as well as staff across the library who will work with the program in indirect reporting relationships. The ideal candidate has expertise and passion for managing multi-threaded organization-wide projects, has considerable technical expertise in the area of digitization, digital preservation and digital content publication and has significant leadership and interpersonal skills, and communication skills required for the management of a large program.

Primarily responsible for leading the DLP, this position has direct supervision of an in-house digital conversion team, an in house digital preservation team, and program leads for various vendor-completed projects. This position co-reports to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Collaborative Services and the Head of Library IT.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation's premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 30,600 undergraduate students, 11,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,520. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries - including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collection budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

The DLP is a major strategic initiative of the University Library, launching in FY2018 and building on significant historic efforts around digital conversion. The initiative is planned for an initial five year term subject to continuation based on successful project outcomes and available funding. The UC Berkeley Library holds over 11 million volumes and tens of millions of archival and rare objects that are the primary focus of this digital conversion program.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for comprehensive management of the DLP including digital content conversion, preservation and publication, content identification and prioritization, communication and outreach related to the DLP
  • Provide coordination and leadership in planning and implementation of system and services to support the digital lifecycle (e.g. creation/acquisition, management/preservation, discovery/access)
  • Supervise imaging, digital asset management and digital preservation personnel directly and manages in a matrix approach related project personnel
  • Ensure high-throughput steady-state operations for digital conversion work streams
  • Lead the development of standards, policies and procedures for the DLP
  • Create project plans to ensure timely and successful completion of digital lifecycle projects. Accountable for delivery of assigned projects through all project phases: initiation, execution, delivery, conclusion and assessment
  • Create project plans to ensure timely and successful completion of digital lifecycle projects. Accountable for delivery of assigned projects through all project phases: initiation, execution, delivery, conclusion and assessment
  • Maintain close collaborative relationships across the library including with key stakeholders such as Scholarly Communication, Preservation and regular and special collections
  • Maintain close and/or matrixed working relationships with collections, technology and metadata staff to ensure the DLP’s success
  • Initiate and assist in grant preparation, execution and reporting
  • Engage in scholarship and service including talks, papers and other activities on project outcomes to internal and external stakeholders
  • Represent UCB in national initiatives and programs related to the digital library and digital lifecycle program

Minimum Basic Qualification at Time of Application:

Masters degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution or equivalent degree in which coursework has focused on program management or in which digitization are important to scholarship.

Additional Required Qualifications by Start Date in Position:

  • A minimum of two years experience leading an academic or research program of campus-wide or organization-wide scope, emphasizing the role of digital conversion, preservation and/or publication
  • Demonstrated experience managing individuals and groups in direct reporting and matrix reporting relationships
  • Demonstrated evidence of leadership skills, initiative, flexibility and the ability to adapt to a complex, rapidly changing academic environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical, legal, and information policy issues related to digital conversion and publication
  • Demonstrated ability to present complex information to audiences who possess different levels of library knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities
  • Demonstrated proficiency in persuasive written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated project planning experience and ability to advance multiple complex projects in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic environment

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in an academic research library
  • Experience working in different project management settings and with different project management methodologies
  • Significant technical experience relevant to digital conversion, digital preservation and/or publication
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience including developing personal growth opportunities and fostering and building capacity in others, including teams
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of managing data long term

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance and work effectively in shared decision-making environment. Advancement in the Librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System and profession.

This academic position is covered by the UC Academic Personnel Manual (APM).

Librarians are entitled to two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty, non-Senate academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01584

Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-3778
Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu

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Discussion Metadata Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries - University of Florida (apply by Jan. 5)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Metadata Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

 http://library.ufl.edu/pers/documents/MetadataLib_PVA_Nov2017.pdf

Metadata Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

 http://library.ufl.edu/pers/documents/MetadataLib_PVA_Nov2017.pdf

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented Metadata Librarian to join the Digital Production Services team. Reporting to the Chair of Digital Production Services, the Metadata Librarian will coordinate projects that involve the digitization and description of collections belonging to the University of Florida and collaborating institutions. The Metadata Librarian will apply knowledge of metadata, taxonomies, and technical expertise to incorporate new content into UF’s digital library management system and make improvements to existing content. This involves description of materials, transformation of metadata, training of student assistants and contributors in best practices related to digitization and digital libraries, and reviewing the work of contributors to ensure that it adheres to relevant standards and procedures. With members of the Digital Production Services team, the Metadata Librarian will develop requirements for UF Digital Library services, continuously monitor the technology environment for changes and new software, and craft innovative solutions to improve the services we offer. 

 

We seek candidates who are passionate about working with metadata and understand its role in transformative library services, who are invested in the future of librarianship on a practical level, and who are creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in current, relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the UF community.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Metadata Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making.

 

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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