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Discussion Director of Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University–Camden (apply by Aug 25)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 10:32 am

Director of Paul Robeson Library
Rutgers University–Camden

The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced library leader to fill the position of Director of the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University–Camden. This position has an essential role, leading the Paul Robeson Library within a dynamic and diverse urban university, while providing system-wide leadership within the Rutgers University Libraries.

Director of Paul Robeson Library
Rutgers University–Camden

The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced library leader to fill the position of Director of the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University–Camden. This position has an essential role, leading the Paul Robeson Library within a dynamic and diverse urban university, while providing system-wide leadership within the Rutgers University Libraries.

The Director has an active role within Rutgers University–Camden, working closely with key stakeholders, including the chancellor, provost, and deans, to ensure that the Paul Robeson Library continues to contribute to the mission and success of the university. The Director develops a vision for the Paul Robeson Library that—like the university it serves—is innovative and focused on excellence in research and student success.

The Director provides leadership for all aspects of library service and fosters a strong sense of community service and commitment to diversity on campus and with other Camden institutions, particularly the Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch of the Camden County Library System on the Rutgers Campus that is attached to the Paul Robeson Library.

The Director reports to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian and serves as a member of the University Librarian’s Cabinet, the senior management team of the Rutgers University Libraries. In this role, the Director has a key role in setting system-wide priorities and developing infrastructure that advance Rutgers University–Camden and the broader goals of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Fosters professional growth and accomplishment for library faculty and staff; has direct responsibility for personnel matters including the recruitment, appointment, and evaluation of 7 librarians with faculty status and 10 staff.
• Manages an annual budget of over $2 million, including local and system-wide resources.
• Leads the planning and development of strategic resources, facilities, and services to serve the research and informational needs of a diverse population of students and scholars at Rutgers University–Camden.
• Provides system-wide leadership within the Rutgers University Libraries, setting priorities and developing the infrastructure necessary to support a large complex organization in a rapidly changing environment.
• Champions the Rutgers University Libraries system-wide resources and services and the Paul Robeson Library to the chancellor, provost, deans, department chairs, program directors, and faculty of Rutgers University–Camden.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program, with an advanced degree strongly preferred. A solid record of leadership and accomplishment in an academic research library setting—with a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible administrative experience, including budget and personnel management—is required. The ability to manage an innovative library within a complex organization in a rapidly changing environment—technologically and otherwise—to achieve dual goals of serving the research and information needs of a diverse population of students and scholars and engaging the Paul Robeson Library with the mission of Rutgers University–Camden is also required.

The Director is a senior faculty member and administrator who plays a critical role in the appointment, reappointment, and promotion of library faculty and must qualify for tenure on appointment. The successful candidate must demonstrate a record of professional achievement through scholarly research relevant to academic librarianship, including publications, presentations, and participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional associations, particularly on a national level.

Key skills include communication and outreach to all interest groups relevant to the Paul Robeson Library; collaboration and consensus building; mentoring; innovation; advocacy; strategic planning; budgeting; effective delegation; and fundraising. Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity as an organizational priority is required. Candidates with successful experience in the design and delivery of services for diverse populations will be given preference.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STATUS/BENEFITS: Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement plans, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and eyeglass plans, tuition remission, one month vacation.

LIBRARY PROFILE: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten, and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation—the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top tier research institutions, composed of members of the Big Ten Conference plus the University of Chicago.

Serving over 6,500 students, Rutgers University–Camden offers undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. programs and boasts the nation’s first doctoral program in childhood studies, a new state-of-the-art law school facility, and a comprehensive four-year undergraduate business curriculum. Rutgers University–Camden consistently earns high marks from students, graduates, employers, and such entities as U.S. News and World Report. Rutgers University is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM disciplines.

Rutgers University Libraries are the intellectual center of the university—serving all members of the University community, supporting all disciplines, and playing a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research. The Libraries serve all institutions that make up Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers University–Newark, Rutgers University–Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The Libraries have a highly valued staff of about 300, who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy, and digital initiatives. Rutgers University Libraries operate with a budget of $32 million and have outstanding collections, especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. Collectively, the Libraries holdings include more than 3.6 million volumes. The Libraries hold memberships in ARL, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, and VALEnj; use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities; and utilize a Fedora-based institutional repository.

The Paul Robeson Library supports all the undergraduate and graduate programs of Rutgers University–Camden, except law. In addition, through a contractual agreement, Paul Robeson Library provides library services for almost 2,500 students at the Camden campus of Camden County College/Rowan University.

Located in Southern New Jersey, the campus of Rutgers University–Camden is across the Delaware River from Philadelphia and is within driving distance of the New Jersey shore and New York City. For more information, please visit the Rutgers University Libraries website: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu or the Paul Robeson Library website: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/libs/robeson_lib/robeson.shtml

TO APPLY: REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, NAMES OF THREE REFERENCES AND WHERE YOU SAW THE POSITION ADVERTISED TO: Jeanne Boyle (APP. 223), Associate University Librarian for Planning & Organizational Research, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email: rulhr@rulmail.rutgers.edu, FAX: 732-932-7637 (All application materials should be submitted by August 25, 2016 in order to receive full consideration)

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment

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Discussion Librarian I/II - Youth Services, Yolo County Library (apply by Aug 12)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 10:12 am

Librarian I/II - Youth Services
Opening Date/Time: Tue. 06/28/16 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 08/12/16 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $24.66 - $29.98 Hourly
$4,273.81 - $5,195.89 Monthly
$51,285.73 - $62,350.70 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Davis, California
Department: Library

Librarian I/II - Youth Services
Opening Date/Time: Tue. 06/28/16 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 08/12/16 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $24.66 - $29.98 Hourly
$4,273.81 - $5,195.89 Monthly
$51,285.73 - $62,350.70 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Davis, California
Department: Library

Yolo County Library is looking for dynamic staff that want to make a difference, want a mix of challenging opportunities, new experiences, innovation and a staff and public community that loves its library. And, an organization that is culturally committed to collaboration and strengths.

We are looking for a candidate who can be responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating system-wide, local, and County wide programs and outreach services to families and youth of all ages, with a focus on children 0-5 years old. Ideal candidates are community oriented professionals who are invested in promoting the library to a broader audience, love working with youth of all ages, able to engage new technologies, adept at managing grants, capable of being the person in charge of a branch and genuinely enjoy serving a diverse population base. 

Yolo County Library is an eight branch system that encourages teamwork, engagement, innovation and diversity, providing a variety of opportunities in skill development and community engagement for staff. Every branch is unique and amazing as Yolo County is full of creative and rich cultural diversity and a farm to fork movement with its unique mix of rustic living and modern innovation. There’s something for everyone here, including excellent cultural and leisure opportunities at the Woodland Opera House and the Mondavi Center, white water rafting along Cache Creek, bicycling along scene country roads, fishing along the Sacramento River and shopping at unique and local venues.

Come check us out and learn how “Yolo County Library provides access for all to ideas that inform, entertain and inspire.”

To learn more about this opportunity and to apply online visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/yolococa/default.cfm. For questions about this position contact: Patty Wong, County Librarian, phone: (530) 848-8768, email: patty.wong@yolocounty.org. For more information about the recruitment process or check your application contact: Jenny Brown, Personnel Analyst, phone: (530) 666-8328.

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Discussion Call for Proposals - Libraries: Culture, History, and Society Journal

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 09:21 am

The Library History Round Table of ALA is starting a new scholarly journal titled _Libraries: Culture, History, and Society.  

Submissions for volume 1, issue 1, are due August 29, 2016.  Eric Novotny and Bernadette A. Lear of Penn State University Libraries are co-editors.

***CFP***
Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

The Library History Round Table of ALA is starting a new scholarly journal titled _Libraries: Culture, History, and Society.  

Submissions for volume 1, issue 1, are due August 29, 2016.  Eric Novotny and Bernadette A. Lear of Penn State University Libraries are co-editors.

***CFP***
Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

We are delighted to announce that Libraries: Culture, History, and Society is now accepting submissions for our premiere issue to be published in Spring 2017.
A semiannual peer-reviewed publication from the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS will be available in print and online via JSTOR and Project Muse.

The only journal in the United States devoted to library history, LCHS positions library history as its own field of scholarship, while promoting innovative cross-disciplinary research on libraries’ relationships with their unique environments. LCHS brings together scholars from many disciplines to examine the history of libraries as institutions, collections, and services, as well as the experiences of library workers and users. There are no limits of time and space, and libraries of every type are included (private, public, corporate, and academic libraries, special collections and manuscripts). In addition to Library Science, the journal welcomes contributors from History, English, Literary Studies, Sociology, Education, Gender/Women’s Studies, Race/Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Architecture, Anthropology, Geography, Economics, and other disciplines.

Submissions for volume 1, issue 1, are due August 29, 2016.  Eric Novotny and Bernadette A. Lear of Penn State University Libraries are co-editors.

Manuscripts may be submitted electronically through LCHS’s Editorial Manager system at http://www.editorialmanager.com/LCHS/default.aspx. They must also conform to the instructions for authors at http://bit.ly/LCHScfp1.

We are excited to see this journal become a reality and welcome your thoughts (and submissions!) as we create a new platform for studying libraries within their broader humanistic and social contexts.

For further questions, please contact the editors:
Bernadette Lear, BAL19@psu.edu
Eric Novotny, ECN1@psu.edu

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Bernadette A. Lear
Behavioral Sciences and Education Librarian Coordinator of Library Instruction and Outreach Penn State Harrisburg Library
351 Olmsted Dr., Middletown, PA 17057
BAL19@psu.edu - 717-948-6360
Co-Editor of Libraries: Culture, History and Society http://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_LCHS.html
"It's OK to 'like books,' but a librarian should like people."

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Discussion Call for Proposals - World Libraries (Open Access Journal)

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 09:20 am

World Libraries -- a peer-reviewed, open access LIS journal published by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois -- invites submissions on library and information topics of interest to an international audience.

 If libraries, museums and archives are windows to the world, it follows that those working in them must also be internationally engaged, sharing ideas across borders, profiting from the successes and discoveries of farflung colleagues, and strengthening alliances built upon shared philosophies.

World Libraries -- a peer-reviewed, open access LIS journal published by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois -- invites submissions on library and information topics of interest to an international audience.

 If libraries, museums and archives are windows to the world, it follows that those working in them must also be internationally engaged, sharing ideas across borders, profiting from the successes and discoveries of farflung colleagues, and strengthening alliances built upon shared philosophies.

 World Libraries is a cooperative, collaborative project devoted to the free and unfettered sharing of knowledge. Working from the premise that librarianship has always had and should always have an international scope -- and that we ignore ideas and neglect allies at our own peril -- we invite LIS professionals and fellow travelers to engage in an ongoing conversation.

 Topics may include but are not limited to:

   *   Library and information trends, including the maker movement, sharing economy, gamification, resilience, connected learning, haptic technology, linked data and elder services

  *   Disaster preparation and recovery, including crisis informatics

  *   Preservation and conservation, including the impact of global climate change

  *   Scholarly communication, including libraries as publishers and information creators

  *   International dialogue on LIS topics, including organizations such as IFLA and the International Librarians Network

  *   The impact of library and information services on political discourse and activity, socio-economic trends, and quality of life

  *   Marketing and advocacy, including case studies of approaches and campaigns

  *   Library design and innovative use

  *   The for-profit library sector and economic globalization

  *   Comparative librarianship, including postcolonial studies

  *   Information services and minority groups, including immigrant communities, indigenous people and LGBTQ+ people

  *   Literacy, including information and artifactual literacy

  *   Demonstrating the value of library and information services

  *   Access to information and intellectual freedom

  *   The future of library and information services

  *   Leaders or influential figures in the library and information sector

  *   And library and information topics in any country or region, particularly emerging countries and regions

Submissions may take the form of research papers, interviews, reportage and correspondence, opinion pieces, talks and lectures, roundtables, multimedia storytelling, and product and media reviews (including books, audio-visual works and electronic resources). Other types of submissions are welcome and will be given due consideration by our editorial team. Accepted research papers are evaluated by at least two peer reviewers.

 World Libraries is published in English, but non-English content is welcome and translation assistance may be available.

 Authors whose works are published in World Libraries are given the option of retaining the rights to their works. They may retain copyright or select a Creative Commons license that best suits their needs. More information will be provided upon acceptance of a submission.

 For more information, please visit http://worldlibraries.dom.edu/index.php/worldlib/about/submissions.

 Questions? Please contact World Libraries editor Scott Shoger at sshoger@dom.edu< href="mailto:sshoger@dom.edu" target="_blank">sshoger@dom.edu>< />

More about World Libraries

 World Libraries is a project of the faculty, staff and students of Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science; an advisory board of library and information professionals from around the world; and an ever-changing cast of contributors and readers. It was established in 1990 under the title Third World Libraries.

 Past contributors and editors include Marta Terry González, Loriene Roy, Ken Haycock, Sara Paretsky, Roderick Cave, D. J. Foskett, Norman Horrocks, Carlos Victor Penna, Josefa Emilia Sabor, Peter Havard-Williams, Herbert S. White, Jeanne Drewes, Lars-Anders Baer, Peggy Sullivan, Robert P. Doyle, Michael E. D. Koenig and John W. Berry.

 Themed issues have focused on indigenous library services, Latin American librarianship, the Center for Research Libraries and information services in Cuba, Nigeria and Poland. The entire run of the journal is available at http://worldlibraries.dom.edu.

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Discussion Academic Resident Librarian/Visiting Assistant Librarian, Miami University (Oxford, OH)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 09:53 am

Academic Resident Librarian/Visiting Assistant Librarian (2 positions)
Miami University (Oxford, OH)
http://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=3079

Academic Resident Librarian/Visiting Assistant Librarian (2 positions)
Miami University (Oxford, OH)
http://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=3079

Job Description Summary:
The Miami University Libraries seeks a proactive, collaborative, energetic, and service-minded recent MLIS graduate to serve in a one-year postgraduate appointment with a possibility of renewal for a second year. Residents will contribute to Reference and Instruction services at Miami University Libraries. The Reference and Instruction Resident Librarian will work with faculty, librarians, staff, and students to create and implement initiatives to promote effective learning and information discovery both in-person and online.

Resident librarians will serve primarily in the Information Services unit of the main library (King Library), but will have opportunities to gain broader knowledge of academic librarianship through special projects and assignments, or through participation on library clusters, committees, and working groups.

Candidates from historically underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with interest or experience in one or more of the following areas are also strongly encouraged to apply:

Instructional design and the development of multimedia learning objects; outreach to first-year, at-risk, or underserved student populations; web development (knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and a programming language such as PHP); usability or user interface testing of web-based services.

Duties/Physical Demands:
Assist with staffing Research and Reference services by providing in-person consultations at a drop-in public service point or by appointment, as well as virtual reference services.
Assist with the development of information literacy instruction, with an emphasis on supporting instruction to courses in the Miami University’s Liberal Education Curriculum, the Global Miami Plan.
Participate in the University Libraries’ “Personal Librarian” program for first-year students.
Assist in the development and maintenance of web-based resource guides (LibGuides).
Support library-wide outreach initiatives.
Assist in the development of instructional and outreach materials, which may include multimedia objects or other web-based tools.
Contribute to the Information Services unit by attending departmental meetings and supporting departmental initiatives.
Contribute to other projects or services as defined by the Resident and supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:
ALA-accredited MLS.
No more than 12 months of prior experience in a professional librarian position.
Interest in instruction in an academic library setting.
Interest in providing reference service to Miami University and surrounding community populations in a variety of settings, including email, chat, and in-person.
Strong commitment to high quality public service.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams.
Initiative and ability to independently conceive and carry out projects.
Willingness to occasional weekend and evening hours.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience or coursework in reference services.
Experience with information literacy or technology instruction.
Interest or experience in one or more of the following areas:
Instructional design and the development of multimedia learning objects.
Outreach to first-year, at-risk, or underserved student populations.
Web development (knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and a programming language such as PHP).
Usability or user interface testing of web-based services.

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Discussion Collection Management Dept Head, St. Mary's College CA

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 09:50 am

Saint Mary’s College is a Catholic liberal arts college, founded on the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Christian Brothers and the patron saint of teachers. Located in the hills east of Berkeley, it is one of the West’s most beautiful campuses. The college is committed to academic excellence, social justice, and inclusive diversity. Both the college and the library are delightful places to work.

This position is part of the Library’s senior management team reporting to the Dean, of Academic Resources.

Saint Mary’s College is a Catholic liberal arts college, founded on the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Christian Brothers and the patron saint of teachers. Located in the hills east of Berkeley, it is one of the West’s most beautiful campuses. The college is committed to academic excellence, social justice, and inclusive diversity. Both the college and the library are delightful places to work.

This position is part of the Library’s senior management team reporting to the Dean, of Academic Resources.

The Head of Collection Management oversees $1.3M purchasing for new Library materials, manages a department of four who acquire and make available for the college community 3,000 - 5,000 books, standing orders and media resources, 90K journals and over 200 databases, with over 5,000 orders and 1,000 invoices approved annually. Responsible for planning, goal-setting, problem-solving, and evaluation, including assessment of staff, vendors, processes, and procedures.

In addition, this position leads the Collection Development Team, collaborating with 11 librarian subject specialists. Allocates and manages a complex, multi-disciplinary annual budget. This position plays a key leadership role, serving as the Library's liaison to various campus committees, constituencies, and external organizations, particularly consortia.

Provides reference desk service, including weekends and evenings, and serves as a subject specialist for collection development, instruction, and outreach to one or more academic departments or programs (to be determined).

Requirements:
· MLS or MLIS required. Prefer a second master or an advanced degree.
· Minimum 7 years professional librarian experience, academic setting preferred.
· Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and lead successfully in a team environment.
· Substantial experience working with publishers and information providers, a solid understanding of the marketplace and trends.
· Successful collection development experience, particularly a solid track record managing collection funds, preferably to support multi-disciplinary fields.
· Experience working with library consortia and vendors, particularly for electronic resources, including license agreement negotiation.
· Substantial experience with major integrated library systems in some aspect of collection development required.
· Experience hiring, evaluating, training, and mentoring both career staff and student workers.

For more information or to apply:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/stmarys/jobs/1467467/head-collect...

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Discussion College Archivist, Amherst College

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 09:47 am

Amherst College: Staff Search: Frost Library
College Archivist
Location: Amherst, MA 01002
Full-time position, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/35683

Amherst College: Staff Search: Frost Library
College Archivist
Location: Amherst, MA 01002
Full-time position, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/35683

The Amherst College Library seeks a talented archivist to join a collaborative and dynamic team as the College Archivist. Amherst has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one quarter of Amherst’s students consists of Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first-generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities. We seek candidates who have experience working in a multicultural environment and/or are interested in supporting a diverse student body.

The Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College is home to major research collections ranging from the manuscripts of Emily Dickinson, to the archives of Samuel French, Inc., to the Kim-Wait/Eisenberg Native American Literature Collection, and beyond. The extensive archives of college history contain unique documents of social and political change from the early 19th century to the present. In addition to collaborating with outstanding colleagues in the Five Colleges and the wider region, the Archives frequently collaborates with the Emily Dickinson Museum and the staff of the Folger Shakespeare Library. The department plays a vital role in the library’s efforts to teach students how to conduct original archival research.

You will work with a cross-departmental team to (a) to develop and implement an overall strategy for bringing the College Archives and other manuscript and archival collections in line with professional archival standards and best practices, and (b) to support and expand the department’s teaching and outreach program. The College Archivist plays an active role in collection development, records management, digital projects, exhibitions, donor relations, grant writing, and the overall direction of the department. Reports to the Head of the Archives & Special Collections.

Principal duties and responsibilities

In collaboration with the Head of Archives & Special Collections, develops and implements an overall strategy for bringing the College Archives and other manuscript and archival collections in line with professional archival standards and best practices

Creates EAD collection guides, MARC records, and other finding aids in accordance with professional standards and guidelines, such as DACS. Collaborates with the Technical Services department and others to develop policies and workflows for representing manuscript and archival collections in the library’s online discovery system

Collaborates in the development of a records management program that includes the collecting of electronic records

Advocates on behalf of the Archives & Special Collections within the college, as a member of the Five Colleges Consortium, and beyond

Works closely with Amherst College librarians, faculty, and others to connect them with relevant holdings and to identify areas for potential collection development

Teaches classes for Amherst faculty and other groups on how to conduct research with archival collections and primary sources; works with other departments as appropriate

Identifies archival and manuscript collections to be acquired through gift and purchase, in close collaboration with Head of Archives & Special Collections; Cultivates relationships with existing and potential donors

Represents the department in relevant professional organizations (Society of American Archivists, New England Archivists, etc.)

Creates documentation, finding aids, and web guides for physical and digital collections that promote the use of Archives & Special Collections to both local and outside scholarly communities; helps create and mount physical and online exhibits that highlight important aspects of the library’s collections, particularly as they relate to the curriculum and important college events

Supports special projects for Communications department, Alumni and Parent Programs, the Board of Trustees, the College President’s Office, and other departments across campus

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or foreign equivalent with a focus on archives
Minimum of 2 years of experience in a professional position within an archives, special collections, or similar repository
Experience arranging, describing, and preserving archival and manuscript collections
Strong command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the particular issues posed by born-digital content
Demonstrated knowledge of DACS, EAD, MARC, authority control practices, as well as knowledge of emerging standards for description
Teaching experience
Knowledge of preservation standards and best practices
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment
Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a culturally and racially diverse campus
Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to advocate for the library to a variety of constituents; positive customer service orientation
Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with proven success in independently prioritizing work and managing competing deadlines
Strong user-centered approach and knowledge of assessment tools in decision-making
Commitment to work closely with colleagues, undergraduates, faculty, staff, and college administrators
Willingness to tackle challenges in an academic library with energy and enthusiasm, showing patience, tact, and genial charitability
Competence and sensitivity in working at a college in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion
Preferred:

Second, subject master’s degree in a relevant field
3-5 years of professional archives experience
Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects
Experience accessioning analog and digital materials
Proficiency working with ArchivesSpace and/or other collection management systems
Experience providing reference services in an archives or manuscripts repository
Experience working with college or university records
Experience with records management
Knowledge of strategies developed or adopted by the archival community for managing born-digital archival material
Knowledge of digital preservation principles, and knowledge of digital standards such as PREMIS and OAIS

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college’s community is composed of about 1,800 students from 49 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college’s scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst a great place to work, learn and live!

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/35683

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Discussion Library Residency for Diversity & Innovation, Towson University Library (apply by Sept 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 09:44 am

Library Residency for Diversity & Innovation

Library Residency for Diversity & Innovation

Position:
The Albert S. Cook Library seeks an early-career librarian from an underrepresented group for a two-year residency program. The Towson University Library Residency for Diversity and Innovation program is designed to provide a broad range of experiences in academic librarianship, a supportive environment for professional exploration, and an opportunity for concentrated experience in an area of specialization. The purpose of the program is to help increase the presence of members of underrepresented groups in academic librarianship and to bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to the library.

Qualifications:
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution, preferably granted between May 2015 and December 2016. Additional Master’s degree in an academic discipline offered at Towson University desirable. Demonstrated interest or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives. Strong interest in developing a career in academic librarianship; knowledge of issues and developments in academic libraries; excellent communication and presentation skills; strong, positive interpersonal skills; ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues and patrons from diverse backgrounds; strong analytical skills and organizational abilities; familiarity with current practices and technology in library instruction, technical services, and special collections; commitment to public service and to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff; knowledge and experience in new technologies and flexibility in a changing technological environment; proficiency in the use of electronic databases, research and reference materials; experience with automated library systems; demonstrated interest in scholarship and commitment to professional growth.

Application Process:
Preference given to applications received by September 1, 2016 and remains open until filled.
Submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements, resume and contact information for at
least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates. Submit
application materials to:
Ms. Diane Cascella
Residency Librarian Search
Albert S. Cook Library
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
Electronic applications are encouraged and should be submitted to dcascella@towson.edu.
A Criminal Background Investigation if required for the hired candidate and the results may
impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employment/resources/data.html to
complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the
university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The
information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for
which you have applied is: LIB-N-2966.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong
institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans
are encouraged to apply

Application instructions at http://www.towson.edu/provost/budget/documents/2966a_lib_cook-residency_...

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Discussion Curator of Rare Books, Smith College

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 09:39 am

Curator of Rare Books, Smith College
Apply at https://smithcollege.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=35070&job=ad0076-cu...
Department: Libraries
Job Category: Staff
Position Control: AD0076
Grade: H
Position Category: Regular
Internal/External Position Type: Administrative
FLSA: Exempt
Position Summary:

Curator of Rare Books, Smith College
Apply at https://smithcollege.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=35070&job=ad0076-cu...
Department: Libraries
Job Category: Staff
Position Control: AD0076
Grade: H
Position Category: Regular
Internal/External Position Type: Administrative
FLSA: Exempt
Position Summary:
As its steward, provide daily care and long term leadership for the rare book collection, which encompasses a significant teaching collection of rare books, literary manuscripts, artists’ books, and graphic art. As part of dynamic team of Special Collections staff, formulate and implement policies and programs for the acquisition, processing, preservation and use of rare books; coordinate and execute outreach initiatives, social media, and events; participate in multiple teaching activities; engage actively in the planning for the new Neilson Library, especially future Special Collections spaces, as well as the library transition during construction.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Management: In collaboration with Special Collections staff, direct the public and technical services functions of the rare book collection, including development and implementation of strategic planning, best practice preservation and access policies and procedures. Supervise, train, and promote development of rare books staff, including planning long term staffing models within the scope of larger Special Collections staffing. Generate budget and annual reports, especially related to material acquisitions and grant funded staff, but also other activities. Provide and/or improve discoverability of rare books holdings through description or other means. With other staff, ensure collection maintenance and security during existing, swing, and future Special Collections spaces.

Teaching: Collaborate closely with academic departments, individual faculty, and other teaching librarians / archivists; instruct students about the creation and dissemination of knowledge as represented by the rare book collection. Develop print and digital instructional materials and exhibits as part of a wider Special Collections instruction program. Tailor instruction to support the goals of departmental information and archival literacy programs. Participate actively in the Books Studies Concentration, serving on the advisory board and potentially in leadership. Possess the capacity to teach dedicated courses related to rare books and the history of the material text across the curriculum of the College.

Collection Development: Develop and maintain rare book collection, cultivating prospective donors among alumnae, book artists, fine print community, encouraging gifts and selecting purchases. Collaborate with faculty and staff to build collections that reflect current and developing curricular and research needs in assigned subject areas. Specifically, develop the collection to better align with the broad range of diverse voices, interests, and intellectual traditions present at Smith College. Manage the rare books acquisition budget and manage income from endowed funds. Participate in collection development policy review at regular intervals.

Reference/Outreach: In coordination with other Special Collections staff, manage and provide on-site and distance reference services and facilitate access to the rare book collection to students, faculty, and other visitors. Develop pertinent and enticing content for Libraries’ website and Special Collections social media. Participate in the Special Collections exhibition program and organize openings, readings, and other events to publicize holdings.

Participate in the work of the Libraries through service on Special Collections, library-wide, and Five College committees. Partner with other stakeholders and organizations around the college in the teaching, learning, and research mission. Engage in other professional activities, especially in the vibrant New England book and book arts communities, and keep current with existing and emerging rare book and archival professional practices including methodologies, theories, and technologies.

Other: Perform related duties as required.
Qualifications:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education/Experience: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent experiences with an emphasis on rare book bibliography or special collections librarianship. Bibliographic knowledge of two languages in addition to English; knowledge of contemporary archival practice and principles; knowledge of digital content production, management, and preservation best practices. Knowledge and experience with bibliographic and archival encoding standards, semantic text markup, professional engagement with BIBFRME, and deep understanding of RDA and the DCRM suite of descriptive cataloging standards. Minimum three years of experience.

Skills: Knowledge of the history of the book; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; proficiency in lecturing and presentations; knowledge of the antiquarian and rare book trades and bibliophilic world; ability to plan and execute programs and projects with a high degree of both autonomy and collaboration; experience in supervising, planning, and managing operations; demonstrated flexibility in the face of change and a successful track record managing processes of change.
Additional Information:
Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

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Discussion Head of Metadata and Copy Cataloging, Ball State University (apply by Aug 11)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 11:26 am

Head of Metadata and Copy Cataloging

University Libraries, Ball State University (Muncie, IN) seeks applications to provide leadership in developing, maintaining, and assessing personnel and workflow for copy cataloging of materials in digital, print, and multimedia formats to optimize user resource discovery, provide original cataloging according to accepted library standards and practices, create authority records, and participate in the enrichment and maintenance of the University Libraries’ online catalog and digital collections.

Head of Metadata and Copy Cataloging

University Libraries, Ball State University (Muncie, IN) seeks applications to provide leadership in developing, maintaining, and assessing personnel and workflow for copy cataloging of materials in digital, print, and multimedia formats to optimize user resource discovery, provide original cataloging according to accepted library standards and practices, create authority records, and participate in the enrichment and maintenance of the University Libraries’ online catalog and digital collections.

For the full job description, or to apply, please visit: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/4403.

Minimum Education
MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited program.

Minimum Experience
One or more years of cataloging experience using MARC formats, AACR2rev or RDA, Library of Congress subject headings and classification, a bibliographic utility such as OCLC, and an automated library system.

Preferred Experience
Supervisory experience; multimedia cataloging experience in an academic library; knowledge of emerging technologies, especially metadata systems and related standards.

Katharine Leigh
Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services
University Libraries
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
765-285-3348
kdleigh@bsu.edu

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