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Discussion Youth Librarian - African American Cultural Competency, Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon (Apply by Sept 22)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:08 pm

Youth Librarian (African American Cultural Competency)
Multnomah County Library; Portland, Oregon

Job #: 7222-64

Salary: $26.50 to $32.60 per hour

Closing Date: Friday, September 22, 2017

http://web.multco.us/jobs

Youth Librarian (African American Cultural Competency)
Multnomah County Library; Portland, Oregon

Job #: 7222-64

Salary: $26.50 to $32.60 per hour

Closing Date: Friday, September 22, 2017

http://web.multco.us/jobs

Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon is looking for a compassionate, dedicated, forward-thinking Youth Librarian, who has experience and a passion for working with the African American community. We're committed to providing the best possible traditional and cutting-edge library services to children and young adults, both in our buildings and in the community, and we seek someone who shares that commitment.

As the Youth Librarian, you will draw on your expertise in youth literature and development when providing excellent customer and informational service to children, teens, families, educators, and care providers. You’ll be responsible for connecting internal and external patrons, particularly African Americans, with the information they seek as well as delivering a variety of professional-level library services. You will assess the needs of the community and plan, prepare and implement programs (including Black storytimes) and outreach for your service area, as well as build and maintain professional relationships with patrons and surrounding organizations. Not only will you develop programs for youth, you will also collaborate with your manager to identify opportunities and develop adult programs for the African American community as well. You will work closely with fellow branch staff as well as the Youth Services team. You will help ensure that branch continues to be a welcoming space for the community.

To be successful in this role, you must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, leadership and communication skills to help the library develop innovative services for the 21st century. You’re experimental and a risk-taker who is willing to try new things. You will be comfortable working with all youth of all ages, particularly African American youth and be able to shift with ease between storytime, school-age programs, and teen volunteer recruitment and mentorship. You don’t shy away from technology; you actually embrace it and understand the importance of and know how to use various types of social media. You will occasionally serve as the person-in-charge of the branch.

For more information about this position or to apply, please visit our website at: http://web.multco.us/jobs

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Discussion Librarian II/III - Engineering and Media Lab Librarian, MIT Libraries (Apply by Oct 10)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:07 pm

Engineering and Media Lab Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services
Librarian II/III

http://careers.mit.edu/

The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic and collaborative professional to serve as an Engineering Librarian and to coordinate a team of colleagues supporting the renowned MIT Media Lab.

Engineering and Media Lab Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services
Librarian II/III

http://careers.mit.edu/

The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic and collaborative professional to serve as an Engineering Librarian and to coordinate a team of colleagues supporting the renowned MIT Media Lab.

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 10, 2017; 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.

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Discussion Engineering and Media Lab Librarian, MIT Libraries (Apply by Oct 10)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:07 pm

Engineering and Media Lab Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services
Librarian II/III

http://careers.mit.edu/

The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic and collaborative professional to serve as an Engineering Librarian and to coordinate a team of colleagues supporting the renowned MIT Media Lab.

Engineering and Media Lab Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services
Librarian II/III

http://careers.mit.edu/

The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic and collaborative professional to serve as an Engineering Librarian and to coordinate a team of colleagues supporting the renowned MIT Media Lab.

The Engineering and Media Lab (EML) Librarian serves as the Libraries’ expert on the research, teaching and learning practices related to Mechanical Engineering, the MIT Media Lab, and selected other engineering departments and interdisciplinary centers. As a liaison, the EML Librarian will:

• Provide innovative instruction and design learning experiences that address research practice, information and data management, and key issues of the global, digitally-networkedinformation ecosystem.
• Offer expert research support throughout the entire research cycle from discovery to management of information and data to the development and dissemination of research products.
• Develop a program of outreach, drawing upon the full range of library services, to facilitate the success of varied research endeavors including local and global collaborations, interdisciplinary teams, industry or grand challenges competitions, online learning projects, and original undergraduate and graduate student research.
• Use institutional knowledge to facilitate collaborative learning communities and foster scholarly communities of practice with both service design and technologies.
• Engage in resource selection in relevant disciplines, and contribute to library collection development initiatives that both expand access to research through open access and inside-out collection practices, as well as help to shape the functionality of platforms through which information is made available.

Leveraging knowledge of their constituents’ goals and needs, and using systematic business intelligence practices, the EML Librarian gathers and analyzes information that is vital to the success of MIT Libraries’ strategic initiatives and innovative service design. The successful candidate will bring essential expertise, experience, and leadership skills for advancing the partnerships and collaborations needed in the MIT Libraries’ fulfillment of the Future of Libraries Task Force Report recommendations.

The EML Librarian reports to the Department Head for Liaison, Instruction & Reference Services. They work collaboratively with science and engineering colleagues to provide strong and evolving services, and with humanities, management and social science colleagues to support interdisciplinary research. The EML librarian supports the quality and impact of library services by leading or participating in department and system-wide initiatives, serving on teams and task forces, and through leadership or service coordination roles. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection, and respect essential in a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in public service work, research and program development are encouraged to apply.

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 10, 2017; 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.

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Discussion Instruction and Outreach Assistants and Circulation Assistant, University Libraries at Loyola University Chicago (Apply by Sept 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:06 pm

The University Libraries at Loyola University Chicago have created 4 new part-time assistant positions for students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library science program. We plan to hire:

• Two Instruction and Outreach Assistants to work at the Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park
• One Instruction and Outreach Assistant to work at the Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago
• One Circulation Assistant to work at the Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park

The University Libraries at Loyola University Chicago have created 4 new part-time assistant positions for students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library science program. We plan to hire:

• Two Instruction and Outreach Assistants to work at the Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park
• One Instruction and Outreach Assistant to work at the Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago
• One Circulation Assistant to work at the Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park

Instruction and Outreach Assistant: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/5693
Circulation Assistant: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/5687

These positions will require approximately 15-19 hours of work each week and will continue through late April/early May 2018. The start date will be early October, exact date to be determined. The salary is $18 per hour, and benefits are not included.

To be considered for the position, please fill out an application and submit a cover letter detailing your experience and interest, and a CV/resume. The deadline for applications Monday, September 18, with a review of applications beginning immediately.

Please view the complete position descriptions and submit applications via the Loyola University employee applicant system.

Please contact Niamh McGuigan (nmcguigan@luc.edu) with any questions.

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Discussion Collection Development Librarian and Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture, Harvard College Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:06 pm

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the positions of Collection Development Librarian and Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture.

To learn more or apply for these roles, please visit:
http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click ‘search openings’ and then enter either ‘43159BR’ (for the Collection Development role) or ‘43160BR’ (for the Visual Resources role) in the Auto Req ID Field.

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the positions of Collection Development Librarian and Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture.

To learn more or apply for these roles, please visit:
http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click ‘search openings’ and then enter either ‘43159BR’ (for the Collection Development role) or ‘43160BR’ (for the Visual Resources role) in the Auto Req ID Field.

Collection Development Librarian
Harvard University seeks an innovative, collaborative, and user-centered Collection Development Librarian to build and manage collections for one of the leading libraries in the world for the study of art, architecture, and visual culture from antiquity to the present. Reporting to the Herman and Joan Suit Librarian of the Fine Arts Library, the incumbent will select monographs and serials in all formats and work collaboratively with selectors in the Fine Arts Library and across Harvard Library. The incumbent will proactively partner with Harvard Library colleagues to develop creative solutions and efficient workflows for managing, acquiring, processing, and preserving library materials. He/she will actively engage with the visual arts community at Harvard to support innovative use of library collections in their teaching, research, and learning activities. To expand access to the Fine Arts Library’s unparalleled holdings of books, journals, visual resources, and special collections to a wider global audience, the Collection Development Librarian will participate in local, national, and international digital initiatives and collaborative collection development partnerships.

Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture
Reporting to the Visual Resources Librarian, this position is responsible for research support, outreach, and collaboration, through visual materials in the field of Islamic art and architecture, to faculty, students, and researchers. Working in a patron-oriented service environment, this position provides assistance in all aspects of research, teaching, and learning with Islamic visual materials held the Fine Arts Library, as well as with related online resources. Visual materials collections in the Fine Arts Library document all aspects of Islamic art and architecture in all formats, including digital images, 35mm and glass lantern slides for teaching, historic photographs and albums, illustrated publications, postcards, and ephemera. Additional responsibilities include implementation of appropriate and forward-looking image metadata schemes, digital access, participation in collection development and management, and assisting in the development and promotion of Fine Arts Library resources and services. The incumbent works closely with the Bibliographer in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture and the Photographic Resources Librarian in the Fine Arts Library, as well as the faculty and staff of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

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Discussion Librarian II - Children's Services, Charleston County Public Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 10:36 am

LIBRARIAN II - CHILDREN'S SERVICES - OTRANTO REGIONAL: Full time position.

http://www.ccpl.org/content.asp?name=Site&catID=6317&parentID=5378 

LIBRARIAN II - CHILDREN'S SERVICES - OTRANTO REGIONAL: Full time position.

http://www.ccpl.org/content.asp?name=Site&catID=6317&parentID=5378 

In our fast growing library system, this candidate serves as the Children's Cluster Head for the locations in the Otranto Cluster; must be able to communicate all information from the Children's Services Coordinator, work on designated system wide projects and attend monthly meetings with other children's cluster heads. As head of Children's Services for the branch, must possess exceptional knowledge and competency of modern principles and practices in children's services and products, both print and electronic, for children from infancy to fifth grade. Provide reader's advisory and information services to customers of the Children's Department; knowledge of and experience with parent education initiatives, Every Child Ready to Read, and early literacy skills are desirable. Ability to promote use of the library and its services to youth, their caregivers, educators, and advocacy groups through outreach events, school visits, and library tours is necessary. Must also be able to develop new and maintain ongoing children's programs, storytimes/storytelling, puppetry programs, STEAM/STEM programs and outreach opportunities to promote literacy. This person must be able to supervise a staff of one professional and one paraprofessional and occasionally serve as the senior staff person in the facility. Participate in collection development and maintenance, including selecting children's materials for acquisition and withdrawal in consultation with Library Collection and Technical Services staff and Children's Department Coordinator. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software; Microsoft Office Suite, with the ability to learn and use new methods, policies and technical advances as they arise. Must be comfortable with emerging technology as well as children's educational and gaming programs. Maintain and contribute to the Children's Department social media presence. Must have the ability to follow established procedures and to perform work requiring considerable detail; possess the ability to carry out assignments independently, show initiative in making constructive suggestions for improvements in services and collections, as well as ability to interact pleasantly and effectively with staff and the general public. Must have the ability to work well with people in groups and individual settings. Must be courteous and possess tact and good judgment. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Supervisory experience preferred. Must be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain departmental and branch operations. Evening and weekend work included. Must have the stamina for periods of standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending and stooping. Must be able to lift books, AV equipment, program materials weighing up to approximately fifty (50) pounds. REQUIREMENTS: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree with two (2) years of professional public library or related experience. Eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library Certification. Subject specialization or skills developed through work experience and/or education where appropriate. Hiring Salary Range: $41,433.60 - $56,347.20 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

 

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Discussion Digital Archivist, University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (apply by Sept 30)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 10:08 am

Job Title: Archivist, Assistant ETT
Job ID: 9041
Date Opened: 08/31/2017
Closes at 11:59PM MT on 09/30/2017

Apply at https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Pag... 

Job Title: Archivist, Assistant ETT
Job ID: 9041
Date Opened: 08/31/2017
Closes at 11:59PM MT on 09/30/2017

Apply at https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Pag... 

The Digital Archivist is responsible for the acquisition, stewardship, and discovery of archival content in digital form. They will apply core archival principles of appraisal and description to documentation which is “born digital” and ensure that archival digital content is stable, discoverable, and persistent.

Supports the academic mission of the University of Wyoming:

Digital Archives: Develops and executes processes enabling effective and efficient acquisition, appraisal, ingest, preservation and management of born-digital (and hybrid) archival collections. Works with a variety of stakeholders including, University Libraries, Information Technology, donors / creators of collections, and AHC archivists and staff to ensure stewardship and technical needs are met, in line with standards and best practices for metadata, curation, rights management, and access.
Professional Practice: Identifies, appraises, and curates born-digital content in existing manuscript and archival collections and University records. Solicits born-digital records and consults with record creators to achieve the transfer of content into the repository. Works closely with the AHC University Archivist to manage University electronic records in compliance with disposition schedules. Serves as a resource for colleagues within AHC, at UW, and around the state for information and support in best practices for the acquisition, description, management and preservation of born digital content in an archival setting. Creates and maintain appropriate workflows, staffing, hardware and software to ensure ingest, description, access and stewardship of born digital content.
Hires, trains and supervises student employees. Maintains high level of knowledge and awareness of best practices and emerging technologies and trends in the area of digital curation, metatdata standards, digital forensics, and digital asset management systems.
Instructional Support and Classroom Teaching: May deliver instruction, develop campus learning opportunities, and supervise graduate research assistants and interns.
Acquisitions: Engages in additional collection development activities to enrich the AHC’s holdings.
Research and/or creative activity.
University and professional service.
The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

 

Minimum Qualifications
MA or MLS/MLIS with an archival concentration and two years of experience working with digital content.
Knowledge of digital forensic tools for harvesting, managing and preserving born-digital materials, with preservation and access platforms for digital content.
Familiarity with metadata standards such as DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS. Demonstrated experience processing born-digital collections and capturing disk images from legacy media.
Demonstrated understanding of archival principles and practices.
Demonstrated capacity for (or evidence of) service and scholarship consistent with the requirements of faculty archivists at the AHC.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills
Desired Qualifications
Digital Archivist Specialist (DAS) certification;
Programming, scripting and querying skills,
Additional advanced degree, and
Experience applying computational, mapping, or visualization tools to digital resources.
Required Materials
Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document: cover letter, resume and contact information for three work-related references.

Hiring Statement
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment 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 or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Welcome to Laramie
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.

The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.

The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state. Laramie is near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).

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Discussion University Archivist, University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (apply by Sept 30)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 10:01 am

Job Title:Archivist, Assistant ETT
Job ID: 9032
Date Opened: 08/29/2017
Closes at 11:59PM MT on 09/30/2017

Apply at https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Pag... 

Job Title:Archivist, Assistant ETT
Job ID: 9032
Date Opened: 08/29/2017
Closes at 11:59PM MT on 09/30/2017

Apply at https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Pag... 

The University Archivist undertakes appraisal and acquisition of records of the University of Wyoming. The archivist is responsible for determining which records have permanent legal or historical value. The records include departmental records, selected faculty papers, and materials documenting life and events at the University of Wyoming. The University Archivist works with the university community and the public at large to promote an understanding of the history and legacy of the university.

Supports the academic mission of the University of Wyoming:

University Archives: Supervises university archives and records management program, including handling collections, management issues, improving access to university archives collections and assisting UW personnel with records request. Creates and implements outreach efforts to increase the visibility of the university archives program. Documents important events on campus, often quickly after they occur. Provides records management services to university community, including soliciting, appraising, scheduling, disposing, and processing university records. Facilitates transfer of born digital archives and contributes to AHC born digital records policies.
Professional Practice: Arrange and describe research collections. Create finding aids to assist in location of pertinent material. Apply expert knowledge of wide range of professional standards, sources, and practices. Chair and/or serve on Al-IC committees and task forces as appointed. Communicate effectively with colleagues, collection donors, researchers, teaching faculty and members of the public in order to promote access to the resources of the AHC.
Instructional Support and Classroom Teaching: Provide lectures on archival or historical topics for UW or community college classes. Train and supervise interns and volunteers.
Acquisitions: Engage in collection development activities to enrich the American Heritage Center's holdings.
Research and/or creative activity.
University and professional service.

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications
MA or MLS/MLIS with an archival concentration and two years of experience working with archival material.
Familiarity with metadata standards such as MARC, RDA, DACS and EAD, and with retention schedules and disposition practices.
Demonstrated understanding of archival principles and practices.
Experience working with record creators and in engaging communities through archival collections.
Demonstrated capacity for (or evidence of) service and scholarship consistent with the requirements of faculty archivists at the AHC.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills
Desired Qualifications
Digital Archivist Specialist (DAS) certification;
Additional advanced degree;
Experience developing programs and exhibits.
Required Materials
Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document: cover letter, resume and contact information for three work-related references.

Hiring Statement
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment 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 or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Welcome to Laramie
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.

The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.

The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state. Laramie is near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).

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Discussion Senior Assistant Librarian for Collection Development, CSU - Long Beach (apply by Dec 4)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 01:19 pm

Senior Assistant Librarian for Collection Development

Recruitment # 2485
Position Senior Assistant Librarian for Collection Development
[ Full-Time, 12-Month ]
Effective Date
On or about July 1, 2018
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications

Senior Assistant Librarian for Collection Development

Recruitment # 2485
Position Senior Assistant Librarian for Collection Development
[ Full-Time, 12-Month ]
Effective Date
On or about July 1, 2018
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications

MLIS or equivalent from an American Library Association-accredited program.
Minimum of two years of library experience (preferably in an academic setting).
Demonstrated knowledge of the traditional and electronic scholarly publishing environments.
Demonstrated ability to manage a collections budget and collection related projects.
Demonstrated experience using quantitative and/or qualitative data to inform rational decision-making.
Demonstrated analytical skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel or equivalent tool(s).
Demonstrated effectiveness at providing research assistance in a library setting.
Demonstrated effectiveness at teaching information literacy skills and concepts in a library setting.
Demonstrated potential to fulfill the research activities and service commitments required for a tenure-track position in the Library.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and patrons, e.g. faculty, staff, and students.
Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience with electronic resources management, in one or more of the following areas: licensing, negotiating, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment.
Familiarity with collections-related data standards, protocols, and tools such as COUNTER and SUSHI
Demonstrated knowledge of innovative or emerging technologies and ability to apply these concepts to library efforts.

Duties

Provide leadership in developing and sustaining collection development activities.
Assume chief responsibility for license and price negotiation, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment, collection budget management, and consortial relations within the CSU.
Collaborate closely with all departments on collection issues including Technical Services, Access Services and the E-resources Coordinator.
Support the librarians on selection, acquisition, licensing, discovery, and marketing of collections, databases, and information tools and resources that enhance the curricular, research and mission of Long Beach State programs, and departments.
Utilize metrics and other evaluation criteria to support data-driven collection development decisions and to implement practices and tools to increase the efficiency of collection management.
Compile and analyze collection usage data from a variety of sources to inform decisions and comply with Library, campus, CSU, and national statistical reporting requirements.
Evaluate faculty and student requests to determine suitability for the collection, considering the collection development policy, date of published information, and product availability from library vendors.
Responds to suggestions and requests in a timely manner.
Provide in-person and online reference services at a service-oriented and all-purpose research and information services desk approximately 6 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.
Provide library instruction services to a department (or departments) to be specified upon hiring that complements the candidate’s subject background and experience.
Provide consultation services with faculty, staff, and students to a department (or departments) to be specified upon hiring that complements the candidate’s subject background and experience.
Serve as the Library’s subject specialist to a department (or departments) to be specified upon hiring that complements the candidate’s subject background and experience, which includes evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.
Work closely with library faculty, staff, and other members of the University community as appropriate.
Engage in library and university governance and scholarship including research, scholarly and creative activities required for tenure and promotion.
CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

 

Required Documentation

A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
CV (including current email address)
Names and contact information for three references
Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation, and an official transcript

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged. All application materials should be sent as a single PDF document to: libadmin@csulb.edu

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Collection Development Librarian Search Committee
California State University, Long Beach
University Library
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-1901

562-985-7839 and/or libadmin@csulb.edu
Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin December 4, 2017
Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

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Discussion Scholarly Communications Librarian, Butler University Libraries (apply by Oct 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 01:59 pm

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Position Overview

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Position Overview

Butler University Libraries invite applications for a Scholarly Communications Librarian, a 12-month, non-tenured (continuing appointment) position with the rank of assistant professor, reporting to the Associate Dean for Collections and Digital Services. The Scholarly Communication Librarian position provides leadership for scholarly communication and digital scholarship initiatives at Butler University Libraries. Scholarly communication is a strategic priority for Butler Libraries and this position is responsible for managing and developing the library’s institutional repository (Digital Commons via bepress), digital publishing initiatives, and digital humanities projects. The librarian in this position leads education and outreach to faculty and provides guidance to library colleagues and others on issues relevant to the evolving scholarly publishing landscape, including author rights, open access (OA) publishing, and other publishing trends as related to metrics, tenure, and promotion. The position also serves as the Libraries’ primary resource on copyright compliance, fair use, and other intellectual property issues that pertain to library collections and services. As a library faculty member, the Scholarly Communications Librarian has liaison responsibilities to provide library instruction, collection development, and research support for a selected college or department(s).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assuming primary responsibility of the Digital Commons institutional repository of scholarly and creative works and publications by members of the Butler community; coordinating, overseeing, and assessing the processes (e.g., faculty outreach, copyright compliance) related to the repository’s maintenance and development
  • Supporting and promoting library publishing initiatives, including open access journals and open educational resources (OER)
  • Providing leadership for planning and implementing digitization projects in coordination with University Archives and Special Collections in alignment with the Libraries’ mission and strategic goals
  • Promoting engagement with faculty and students around digital scholarship research and preservation initiatives hosted and supported by the library
  • Collaborating with liaison librarians and members of the Center for Academic Technology to provide tools and educational opportunities to promote knowledge and awareness of copyright requirements and best practices in topics related to scholarly communication
  • Providing leadership in the adoption of best practices in scholarly communication relevant to Butler’s academic mission
  • Serving as a liaison to an academic department, responsible for course-based information literacy instruction, collection development, and faculty support
  • Supervising and directing the work of one full time staff member (Library Associate / Scholarly Communication)

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understand the environment and ethics of information and information-seeking processes to structure library services for users and scholars
  • Understand and apply requirements, best practices, and guidelines for scholarly communication relevant to Butler Libraries’ digital initiatives and processes
  • Communicate scholarly communication issues in a balanced way that can be adjusted to a wide range of audiences across the disciplines
  • Use communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively in a collaborative work environment
  • Use marketing and outreach skills to discover and recruit institutional scholarly input, research data, and other content for inclusion in the institutional repository
  • Apply project management skills to plan, implement, and assess digital scholarship and publishing projects
  • Ability to learn new platforms as well as learning code, or digging into existing code to solve problems on publishing or repository systems
  • Integrate use of relevant current technologies (e.g. Omeka, or other emerging platforms) and tools into everyday practice and demonstrate their value to others
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with diverse groups, including students, faculty, and staff
  • Participate in grant and other external funding opportunities in support of the Libraries’ mission and strategic goals
  • Manage and direct the work of full time staff and sometimes student workers

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and ability to meet minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor as stated in 20.30.30.B.2.a of the Butler University Faculty Handbook.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, as well as a Juris Doctor degree, or second Master’s degree in a humanities-related field; ability to meet minimum qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor as stated in 20.30.30.B.2.b of the Butler University Faculty Handbook.

Working Conditions:

Office and desk work in Irwin library, some service desk back-up needed periodically.

Reports To:

Associate Dean for Collections & Digital Services

Supervises:

Library Associate / Scholarly Communication (indirect supervision of student workers – shares supervision and quality control for work)

To Apply

Applicants for the position should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Josh Petrusa, Associate Dean for Collections & Digital Services, at jpetrusa@butler.edu.

Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the successful applicant will be no earlier than January 1, 2018. 

You can find the listing here: https://www.butler.edu/hr/faculty-openings

 

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