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Discussion Business Reference Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (apply by Oct. 27)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 04:40 pm

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Library seeks an enthusiastic business reference librarian to join our service-oriented team. The Library serves a vibrant campus community with 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students in beautiful southeastern Wisconsin, convenient to both Madison and Milwaukee. The librarian will work closely with students and faculty of the College of Business and Economics, which is nationally renowned for its Accounting and MBA programs.

Andersen Library, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Library seeks an enthusiastic business reference librarian to join our service-oriented team. The Library serves a vibrant campus community with 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students in beautiful southeastern Wisconsin, convenient to both Madison and Milwaukee. The librarian will work closely with students and faculty of the College of Business and Economics, which is nationally renowned for its Accounting and MBA programs.

Andersen Library, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Position: Reference & Instruction Librarian
Academic Staff Rank: Associate Academic Librarian (depending on qualifications), renewable annual full-time, 12-month appointment

Starting Date: January 9, 2017 (negotiable)

Responsibilities:
1. Participate in information literacy for the College and Business. Also participates in the information literacy program, including subject related areas or as needed.
2. Serve as liaison with the College of Business and Economics, including promoting library resources and services to the college faculty, staff, and students.
3. Develop relationships with faculty and administrators to further the Library’s mission to support the University’s teaching, research and public service.
4. Provide in-person and virtual reference assistance to library users across all academic disciplines.
5. Assist users in utilizing print and online resources.
6. Assist in general and reference collection development efforts, including identification of reliable resources on the Internet and high-quality online databases.
7. Develop instructional and outreach tools including library user guides and tutorials.
8. Serve scheduled hours including evenings and weekends shifts and relieve the librarian on duty at the Reference Desk during temporary schedule conflicts. Work evening and weekend on a rotational basis.
9. Participate in assessment projects and an application of assessments results.
10. Will be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

Required Qualifications:
• ALA-accredited MLS.
• Proficiency and commitment to information literacy.
• Professional reference experience in an academic library, including business reference.
• Expertise in using print and electronic information sources, including business and financial databases.
• Demonstrated ability using computer applications, such as Microsoft Office.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills,
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member with diverse faculty, staff, and students in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with business information resource selection.
• Familiarity with library integration of learning management systems.
• Experience with video tutorial software, such as Adobe Premier and Captivate.
• Undergraduate or graduate degree in business.
• Understanding of statistical analysis and willingness to learn statistical software.
• Additional technological skills, such as desktop publishing and tutorial creation.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For a description of the University and Library please visit our web site at http://library.uww.edu/

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an AA/EEO employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. A criminal background check is a contingency to employment and will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

To Apply:

To review submission requirements and/or apply please visit https://my.uww.edu/employment/
The deadline to apply is October 27, 2016. This JOB ID is: 12387

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Discussion Head, Software Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (apply by Oct. 24)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 05:05 pm

POSITION: Head, Software Development
AVAILABLE: December 1, 2016

POSITION: Head, Software Development
AVAILABLE: December 1, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Head, Software Development. The Software Development group is comprised of two teams; the Repository Team, responsible for the development and stewardship of the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR), an institutional repository and preservation platform, and the Core Team, responsible for a wide range of services including the Libraries’ main websites, discovery layer, digital libraries, digital scholarship projects, grant-funded projects, system integrations, and custom applications to support Library operations. The Head recruits, manages, supervises, and leads 12 FTE across the two teams and fosters an environment that values creativity, diversity, teamwork, and innovation. This position also works directly with faculty and staff stakeholders to collaboratively identify and provide solutions that meet end-user and staff needs.

This position provides vision and leadership for library technology services by helping create a flexible and scalable technology infrastructure, facilitating improvements to work processes including software development practices and project management, and developing relationships with stakeholders, including campus IT partners and vendors. The Head collaborates with Infrastructure Management Services on software system architecture planning and provides strategic direction for the evaluation, customization, and implementation of existing technology platforms and systems.

The Head of Software Development reports to the Director of the Library and Information Technology (L&IT). L&IT is a service-oriented program that researches, develops, and supports advanced information systems for the Library, and ensures excellent operational management of information systems and support of end users. The Head is a senior member of the L&IT management team along with counterparts from Infrastructure Management Services and Desktop Support.

The Software Development department uses agile methodologies, versions code, and automates deployment. Continuous integration and test-driven development are goals for the department. Technologies and tools used are primarily open source, and the stack includes: RHEL, PHP (Laravel), Python (Django), Java, Hydra, Fedora, MySQL, Solr, eXist, Capistrano, and GitHub/GitLab. The L&IT division uses Jira, Confluence, and Service Desk to manage and document work.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or an advanced degree in a related field. Minimum of three years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in a technical setting, including planning and allocating resources to support software development. Professional experience in a technical environment focused on application development. Evidence of effective interpersonal competence and excellent oral and written communication skills. Collaborative work ethic and the ability to build effective partnerships, articulate goals, and negotiate priorities.
Preferred: Work experience in higher education and/or an academic research library. Experience developing and leading high functioning teams. Active professional involvement in the library or information technology fields, and demonstrated knowledge of current information technology developments in libraries and higher education. Demonstrated interest in open source communities. Demonstrated interest in communicating individual and team progress through conferences, publishing, code contribution, and other venues. Experience in collaborative and successful grant-writing. Experience with agile methodologies.
The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC-Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

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

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.
Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.
Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.
To Apply
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/106554 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Discussion Research Support & Data Services Librarian, Columbia University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 09:11 am

Columbia University Libraries is hiring a Research Support & Data Services Librarian! Though this position will be based in the Social Science Libraries, I currently work at CU's Science Library and would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about the position and/or working at Columbia. Would love to see some of y'all apply.

For the complete job description, visit: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63418

Best,
Jen Brown, Spectrum 2013

Columbia University Libraries is hiring a Research Support & Data Services Librarian! Though this position will be based in the Social Science Libraries, I currently work at CU's Science Library and would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about the position and/or working at Columbia. Would love to see some of y'all apply.

For the complete job description, visit: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63418

Best,
Jen Brown, Spectrum 2013

The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Research Support & Data Services Librarian in the Social Sciences Libraries. The Libraries seek an innovative, knowledgeable, and service-oriented professional to support research and data services and technologies. The successful applicant will be an adaptive problem-solver familiar with social science research methodologies and the use of quantitative and qualitative data.

The Research Support & Data Services Librarian is responsible for providing support for social science research, including the use of quantitative and qualitative data and data applications, to faculty, students, and staff, and for identifying and assisting in the implementation of new library technologies related to social science research and data. As a member of the team providing research and data support in the Digital Social Science Center, the incumbent will assist students, faculty, and researchers with research projects and will aid users in finding and using qualitative and quantitative data, including offering training and guidance in the use of data analysis and research software. The incumbent will work with colleagues within the division and across the Libraries to provide coordinated support for research and data services and technologies.

Reporting to the Geospatial Services Coordinator, the Research Support & Data Services Librarian will engage with emerging technologies and explore innovative services to support new research methods and data applications in the social sciences. The incumbent will assist with the management and support of the Libraries' quantitative and qualitative data collection, including data catalog records. The incumbent will also participate on Libraries-wide task forces and working groups and will represent the organization at appropriate regional and national forums.

As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.

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Discussion Call for Papers: The International Journal of Librarianship

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 02:48 pm

Call for Papers: The International Journal of Librarianship

Call for Papers: The International Journal of Librarianship

The International Journal of Librarianship (IJOL) is an open access, refereed journal of research and discussion dealing with all aspects of libraries and librarianship including but not limited to major development of Chinese librarianship throughout the world. It is published by Chinese American Librarian Association (CALA), an affiliation of the American Library Association.
IJOL invites original papers or reviews of books, journal articles or conference papers that contribute to the study and research in the Library and Information Science. All articles dealing with academic, research, public, school and special libraries and other information institutes are welcome.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• International librarianship
• Library systems and Discovery Service
• Digital library and institutional repository
• Data visualization
• Linked data and semantic web
• Public service
• Collection development
• Information literacy
• Acquisitions
• Technical services
• Library consortia or vendor relations
• Reports from the field that describe the implementation and assessment of innovative practices in libraries of all types, and report distinguished Chinese librarian who contributes greatly to the profession
• Review of literature in all aspects of Library and Information Science field

The topics above are some of the proposals that you would like to propose, but we accept papers on all aspects in Library and Information science.

Articles are commonly 3000-5000 words in length, in APA (American Psychological Association) format. Shorter or longer articles may be accepted if deemed to be in high quality.

Submission deadline:

Papers submitted by October 15, 2016 will be considered for the publication in the first issue (December 2016). Late submissions will be considered for the following issues.

How to submit your manuscripts:

IJOL uses Open Journal System by Public Knowledge Project. Simply visit http://ojs.calaijol.org/index.php/ijol/about/submissions to login and submit your manuscripts online. Please read the Author Guidelines before submission. If you encounter any technical difficulties, please contact the Webmaster at qzou@lakeheadu.ca.

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please contact Grace Liu, the Editor at gliu@uwindsor.ca.

The CALA Open Access Academic Journal Editorial Team:
Grace Liu
Keven Liu
Xiaoai Ren
Yongming Wong
Jason Zou

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Discussion Associate Library Director, Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 01:13 pm

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to apply for the position of Associate Library Director at Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego.

Penfield Library seeks a clever, seasoned professional who will:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to apply for the position of Associate Library Director at Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego.

Penfield Library seeks a clever, seasoned professional who will:

(a) assist the Library Director in identifying and supporting user-centered, innovative, and high-impact services;
(b) work with the Library Director to align library resources, services, and other initiatives to institutional priorities, and assess them;
(c) helm the library's scholarly communication efforts, and manage the institutional repository;
(d) develop and promote the library's Special Collections;
(e) foster a culture of appreciation, inspiration, and collaboration within the library

For additional details about this position, please go to: https://oswego.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=75919

This message will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck.

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Laura J. Harris
Online Learning Librarian
Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego
laura.harris@oswego.edu | 315-312-3539

Pronouns: She / her

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Discussion Instruction and Outreach Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:27 am

Instruction and Outreach Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives

Instruction and Outreach Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives

The University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) seeks a dynamic, innovative, and highly collaborative librarian to serve in the position of Instruction and Outreach Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). This position will manage SCUA’s instructional and outreach services by coordinating and delivering a broad range of presentations and programs using manuscripts, rare books, photographs, institutional records, artifacts, and digital materials. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian will promote use and access of unique collections in support of the University faculty’s teaching and research, as well as in support of student learning and creative work. Additionally, the librarian will supervise outreach to the broader Greensboro community and promote life-long learning through the development and coordination of exhibits, workshops, and lectures.

View complete job description and application instructions at: https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/4258

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Discussion Online Learning Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:25 am

The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) seek an innovative, collaborative, student-centered librarian to join our team.

The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) seek an innovative, collaborative, student-centered librarian to join our team.

The Online Learning Librarian will work with multiple stakeholders to ensure that the University Libraries provide excellent service and outreach to distance education and online students and faculty. Reporting to the Head of Research, Outreach and Instruction, this tenure-track position will work as part of this department of eight librarians and three staff members in a fast-paced, team-based environment. In this role, the incumbent will also collaborate with personnel in departments across the University Libraries, including Technical Services, Special Collections and University Archives, and Electronic Resources and Information Technology (ERIT).

As a tenure-track member of the faculty, the incumbent will be expected to engage in scholarly activities and provide service to the Libraries, the profession, and the community in accordance with departmental and institutional standards for tenure. Demonstrated professional achievement, professional service, and scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure.

For full job description and to apply, please visit https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/4259

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Discussion Collection Services and Strategies Librarian, Penn State University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 09:57 am

Collection Services and Strategies Librarian
Penn State University Libraries

Collection Services and Strategies Librarian
Penn State University Libraries

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applicants for the new position of Collection Services and Strategies Librarian. This position will have responsibility for leading Collections Services, creating and implementing strategies for collection building and management in the ever-evolving environment of scholarly communication. The person appointed to this 12 month tenure-track faculty position will report to the Associate Dean for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communications and will work closely with subject liaisons on all Penn State campuses (24), Acquisitions, Access Services and the Business office to manage the collections budget and build on collaborative relationships at the university as well as with regional and national partners.

The Collection Services and Strategies Librarian will have wide responsibility for helping to build the collections of the Penn State University Libraries. This position will work in a highly collaborative organization to create and implement innovative approaches to provide strategic and effective stewardship of collections in all formats, and provide guidance and oversight for the collections budget and the work of the subject specialists.

The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

Responsibilities and Duties:
The Collection Services and Strategies Librarian will provide leadership and coordination for collections-related projects and initiatives and will develop a cutting edge program for building and stewarding collections. This includes periodic and on-going reviews of automated selection programs, making selection decisions for retention of materials, and developing rubrics for de-duplication of resources to create budget flexibility. Additionally, the selected candidate will assist in the management of the materials budget, manage endowments and special funds in collaboration with Acquisitions and the Business office, and conduct budget planning and allocation to develop and implement fund management practices. The Collections Librarian will also create and oversee new and continuing subject specialist training, and manage/coordinate subject liaison activities in relation to budget, allocations, reviews, and assessments. The successful individual will assist in the development of a data analytics program to inform collections strategy and institutionalize the application of data to allocations and collection decisions in collaboration with the Assessment Librarian. It is expected that this individual will be engaged with national and regional consortial partners to advance strategic collections activities, and provide effective and consistent communications with university constituencies regarding the library’s strategies and programs for collection development and management.

Qualifications:
This position requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); significant professional experience in an academic or research library; broad knowledge of library collection development issues, practices and current trends; demonstrated competency in analysis, budgeting and planning, assessment and evaluation of library collections; demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategy in developing or managing library content; demonstrated ability to work independently, and collaboratively, to plan, coordinate, and implement effective projects; strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion; ability to meet the requirements of promotion and tenure; commitment to professional development and service; excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Desired qualifications include the evidence of ability to develop strategy and lead change across an organization; knowledge and understanding of 21st century collections issues for research libraries, emerging practices, standards, and trends relating to collection development and management in an academic or research library environment; knowledge and understanding of Open Access and Scholarly Communication issues; and an understanding of statistical analysis and research design. 


Environment:
The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day's drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

Compensation and Benefits: Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/collectionsstrategist. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin October 31, 2016 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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Discussion Web Developer, MIT Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 09:35 am

WEB DEVELOPER
Digital Library Application Development (DLAD)

The MIT Libraries are seeking an experienced, creative, and self-motivated Web Developer to help develop and support our public-facing web platforms. Ideally you’re at a level where you’ve done some great things, but still have more room to grow. We’ll support that common interest!

WEB DEVELOPER
Digital Library Application Development (DLAD)

The MIT Libraries are seeking an experienced, creative, and self-motivated Web Developer to help develop and support our public-facing web platforms. Ideally you’re at a level where you’ve done some great things, but still have more room to grow. We’ll support that common interest!

The Web Developer will play an increasingly senior role in building web platforms the Libraries will use to communicate with students, faculty, and fellow professionals across and beyond the Institute. S/he will also participate on project teams charged with advancing and supporting our discovery environment, institutional repositories, and library catalog all while ensuring we deliver an engaging and intuitive user experience.

Working on a team of application developers, in close coordination with User Experience (UX) specialists, content owners, project managers and system administrators, the Web Developer will contribute to the technical development and maintenance of a multi-site WordPress network, along with other PHP-based web applications. S/he will help shape our development and support processes, and the ongoing evolution of our web platform environment.

Specifically, the developer will:
• Translate stakeholder requirements/use cases into technical specifications and designs.
• Translate graphic designs into responsive CMS templates and themes.
• Make styling and functional enhancements (including diagnosing and fixing defects) to existing themes and templates.
• In collaboration with the UX team, recommend or develop WordPress themes and plugins, and select and integrate third-party libraries.
• Integrate sites with backend applications/services.
• Provide support for related web properties, including a hosted CMS platform (SpringShare’s LibGuides, LibCal, and LibAnswers), static HTML content, and a few Drupal websites.
• Collaborate with system administrators, other developers, and non-technical stakeholders on upgrades and ongoing maintenance to supported web sites/applications.
• Influence the evolution of the MIT Libraries web environment, immediately with regard to accessibility, security, CMS platform, and how best to expand the Libraries’ web infrastructure.

QUALIFICATIONS include some combination of:
• A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience developing and maintaining WordPress themes and plugins.
• Proficient in current web technologies such as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, and PHP.
• A focused curiosity, and motivation to learn and adapt to new technologies, and to develop new skills.
• As technologies change at a rapid pace, the successful candidate must be willing to learn new skills, tools, and methodologies.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to discuss the technical with non-technical colleagues and to document work.
• Ability to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment: appropriately taking initiative, or seeking guidance, working independently or collaboratively, coordinating projects, leading teams, and helping others succeed.

Preferred:
• Experience with other CMS platforms/frameworks including Drupal, CakePHP, and/or hosted CMS platforms such as SpringShare’s LibGuides.
• Familiarity with development tooling such as SASS and Grunt
• Experience developing according to code standards adopted by the WordPress community
• Experience with Git-backed development workflows, and building systems that consume content via API, including WP JSON API.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $60,000 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual salary will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance, and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by October 17, 2016; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.

The MIT Libraries are dedicated to advancing research, teaching, and learning at MIT and beyond. In addition to supporting every part of the Institute with distinctive collections, world-class service and expertise, and welcoming spaces, the Libraries seek to define the global research library of the future. We aim to play a leading role in advancing knowledge to solve global challenges by enhancing the discovery, use, collection, creation, management, dissemination, and preservation of information across disciplines. Library staff at all levels contribute to this mission and to a culture that values openness, inclusion, innovation, and community.

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Happy to answer questions about MIT Libraries.  

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Michelle Baildon

Collections Strategist for Arts & Humanities

Science, Technology, & Society (STS) Librarian

MIT Libraries | Hayden Library | 14S-230

77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

baildon@mit.edu | 617-253-9352

 

My pronouns are she, her, hers

 

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Discussion Director of Strategic Communication, Purdue University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 09:18 am

Director of Strategic Communication

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Director of Strategic Communication serves as an advisor to the Dean and other senior Libraries administration.

Director of Strategic Communication

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Director of Strategic Communication serves as an advisor to the Dean and other senior Libraries administration.

Provides communication counsel to Libraries leadership to advance institutional priorities among diverse and numerous audiences, including senior University administration; students, faculty and staff of Purdue; alumni and donors; the Greater Lafayette community; and the academic library profession. Creates, maintains, and implements a strategic communication plan and program. Instructs and informs Libraries faculty and staff on internal and external communication policies and procedures. Participates in and helps formulate communications and presentations to key constituents, inside and outside the University. Establishes guidelines, in consultation with Libraries administration and managers, for official Libraries, Copyright Office, and Press communication in traditional and social media. Manages and monitors their continued delivery and evolution.

Serves as interface between Libraries and the Libraries’ Director of Advancement. Will work cohesively in managing donor communications through publications, news media, and special events.

Required:
• Master's degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communication or
other related field.
• Three years of experience in strategic communication, public
relations, and/or marketing.
• Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related
education and required work experience.
• Excellent oral/written communication skills.
• Ability to perform evening and weekend responsibilities, as necessary.
Preferred:
• Experience in higher education.
• High-level of computer skills including MS Office applications and
HTML (website maintenance).
• Knowledge of all phases and types of communication including
traditional as well as newer forms such as social media.
• Ability to represent the Libraries and University with tact and
diplomacy at all times.
• Skills in regards to teamwork, collaboration, initiative, delegation
and innovation.

Salary and benefits:

Purdue provides a generous fringe benefit package that includes retirement benefits as well as health, disability and life insurance, 22 annual vacation days, and tuition support for employee, children, and spouse/same sex domestic partner. Purdue University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
A background check will be required for employment in this position.
Application process:

For consideration submit resume and apply online for this staff position at:
http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1602088

The position announcement can also be found at: www.lib.purdue.edu/about/ employment

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

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Established in 1997, the Spectrum Scholarship Program is ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future.

 

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