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Discussion Information Literacy Librarian, Limestone College - SC

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 09:37 am

AJ Eastwood Library at Limestone College seeks energetic, innovative, service and team-oriented librarian to participate in coordinating, developing, and delivering library instruction to support classroom and online instruction for both the Day (traditional) and Extended Campus (satellite and online) programs. This position also teaches a 3-credit Academic Research course developed by the Library and participates in face-to-face and online reference services.

AJ Eastwood Library at Limestone College seeks energetic, innovative, service and team-oriented librarian to participate in coordinating, developing, and delivering library instruction to support classroom and online instruction for both the Day (traditional) and Extended Campus (satellite and online) programs. This position also teaches a 3-credit Academic Research course developed by the Library and participates in face-to-face and online reference services. This position reports to the Director of Library Services and is a twelve month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Tentative start date is July 1, 2016. This position is based in Gaffney, SC.

Required: MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution. Excellent oral and written communication skills with a high degree of computer literacy, ability to work independently and collaboratively with minimum supervision. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office. Demonstrated knowledge of library database searching and the research process. Flexible hours are required; may work evenings and weekends.

Preferred: Demonstrated experience in teaching library instruction or equivalent teaching experience. Demonstrated knowledge of student learning outcome assessment. Experience with data collection, organization and analysis. Experience with an integrated library system, and LibGuides.Experience with Archives a plus.

Applicants should complete the online application http://my.limestone.edu/offices/human-resources/jobs and upload a cover letter and resume. For additional information, please email Lizah Ismail at iismail@limestone.edu. *Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of the application.
Limestone College is an equal opportunity employer. AA/EOE

To Apply: http://my.limestone.edu/offices/human-resources/jobs

Lizah Ismail

Assistant Professor

Director of the Library

AJ Eastwood Library

Limestone College

Gaffney, SC

864-488-4610

iismail@limestone.edu

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Discussion Reference and Instruction Librarian, SUNY Geneseo - NY (apply by June 17)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 23, 2016 at 01:45 pm

Job Opening: SUNY Geneseo
Apply online at https://jobs.geneseo.edu

Job Opening: SUNY Geneseo
Apply online at https://jobs.geneseo.edu

Reference and Instruction Librarian
The State University of New York at Geneseo, Milne Library, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, reference and instruction librarian. This individual will serve as liaison to academic and non-academic departments and programs that support first-year, transfer, and international students. This person will be a member of the library’s Instruction & Reference Services unit and will coordinate, design, promote, implement, and assess instruction and outreach programs.

We are looking for a creative, student-centered, team member with a commitment to user services who can thrive in an environment that encourages experimentation and creativity. The ideal candidate will develop and lead library-wide efforts to integrate information literacy concepts into the first-year framework and assess the effectiveness of these programs in promoting student retention and success.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement innovative programming to engage incoming students with the library in collaboration with the Academic Excellence Librarian and others.
  • Design, implement, manage, promote, and assess the library’s information literacy efforts for incoming students and K12-to-college experiences in collaboration with key partners within the divisions of Academic Affairs and Student & Campus Life.
  • Coordinate the library’s presence at campus orientation and new student events.
  • Reference and research support to faculty and students.
  • Participate in the library’s general instruction program for undergraduates.
  • Engage in collection development and information resources management.
  • Develop and manage online resources and tools (such as subject guides, tutorials, and assessments) to support information literacy instruction.
  • In collaboration with librarians, faculty, and staff, support digital scholarship initiatives.
  • Participate on library teams in support of the library’s mission.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent.
  • Reference service experience.
  • Teaching experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience helping first year students incorporate library research into their writing.
  • Experience working with or providing services for diverse, incoming or at-risk students.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to learn new technologies and their applications to instruction.

For a complete job description or to apply, visit https://jobs.geneseo.edu.
Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by June 17, 2016. 

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Discussion University Laboratory High School Librarian, UIUC (apply by June 13)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 23, 2016 at 01:40 pm

University Laboratory High School Librarian

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: Position available July 16, 2016. This is a 100%-time, twelve-month appointment Academic Professional position.

University Laboratory High School Librarian

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: Position available July 16, 2016. This is a 100%-time, twelve-month appointment Academic Professional position.

Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Head of the Undergraduate Library, the University Laboratory High School Librarian will provide leadership for and supervision of library services to students, faculty, and staff using the University Laboratory High School Library.  The University Laboratory High School Librarian is a member of the Central Public Services Division within the University Library. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Lead the provision of library instructional services, reference services, and educational technology integration support for University Laboratory High School students, staff, and other users of the library;
  • Exercise professional judgment, select print, electronic, and audiovisual materials for the library collection;
  • Teach and team-teach research based projects in the classroom and collaborate with teachers on curricular issues;
  • Collaborate and be a resource for classroom teachers, University Laboratory High School administrators, and other school staff in planning and administration of instructional services and educational technology integration;
  • Manage daily all operations of the University Laboratory High School Library including instruction; educational technology support; reference service; collection development, management and maintenance; liaison; and outreach services;
  • Direct the selection, training, evaluation, and deployment of support staff, student, and graduate assistants in the University Laboratory High School Library;
  • Formulate and recommend policies for University Laboratory High School Library, prepare strategic plans, annual goals, annual reports, budgets, funding requests, and other regular and on-demand reports;
  • Collaborate with the Undergraduate Library in the provision of services to K-12 programs and students, including tours, summer workshops, and programs geared to students transitioning to college;
  • Investigate topics, techniques, skills, methods, and procedures that will benefit library projects as well as develop advanced professional skills (5-10% of time, in consultation with supervisor).

Environment:  University Laboratory High School is a selective admission, public, laboratory school sanctioned by the State of Illinois and associated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The school serves academically talented students, residing in Illinois, from the subfreshman level (combined 7th and 8th grades) through high school. University Laboratory High School, or Uni, was established in 1921 and is a laboratory school located on the campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois. Its enrollment is approximately 320 students. The school is notable for the achievements of its alumni, including three Nobel laureates and a Pulitzer Prize winner; in 2006 and 2007 it was recognized as a "public elite" school by Newsweek because of its students' high scores on the SAT. According to its mission statement, Uni is a catalyst for educational innovation. The faculty at Uni challenge students through traditional and experimental strategies to ignite their potential for active, responsible involvement in the adult world.

The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University’s mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more detailed information, please visit http://www.library.illinois.edu/>.  The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and “embedded librarian” programs.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science (MLS) or State of Illinois Teacher License with an LIS Endorsement, or equivalent certification;
  • Successful experience working with multiple age groups;
  • Public service experience in a library setting;
  • Experience managing programs and projects ;
  • Experience using a research library;
  • Facility with educational technology and knowledge of technology trends or educational technology leadership experience;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Academic library experience;
  • Secondary level teaching experience;
  • State of Illinois teaching license;
  • Experience working with gifted students;
  • Familiarity and/or experience with trends in school libraries and their application to teaching;
  • Record of participation and contribution in library, education, or related professional organizations.

 

Salary and Rank:  Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time, regular, Academic Professional position in the University Library.

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

Campus and Community:  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html> or http://www.ccchamber.org/>.

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by June 13, 2016. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

 

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

 

 

Donna Hoffman

Administrative Assistant

University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

Business & Human Resources Service Center

1408 W. Gregory Dr. - Suite 127

Urbana, IL  61801

 

Phone: 217-333-5495

Cell: 217-621-9149

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Discussion Reference and instruction librarian (entry level), Clayton State University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 23, 2016 at 10:16 am

Clayton State University Library seeks an enthusiastic entry level reference and instruction librarian to provide innovative reference support, instruction, and outreach services to Clayton State University faculty, staff, and students.

Clayton State University Library seeks an enthusiastic entry level reference and instruction librarian to provide innovative reference support, instruction, and outreach services to Clayton State University faculty, staff, and students.

The successful candidate will show a strong sense of community values and embrace the Clayton State philosophy by supporting diversity, teaching excellence, student academic goals, creativity and desire to learn. The successful candidate will actively participate with the other librarians in the information literacy program at the Clayton State University Library, demonstrating knowledge and flexibility with current trends in library technology, electronic resources, and information services. Schedule requires one evening a week, and may include an additional evening and occasional weekend hours.

Required Education and Experience
• ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Sciences prior to start date.
• Ability to work productively, both independently, and as a part of a team.
• Strong commitment to public service and enthusiasm to work in the public services area of the library.
• Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications
• Reference experience in an academic library or a public library and experience with preparation of reference guides and tools.
• Knowledge/experience in information literacy instruction and assessment of student learning.
• Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

 

Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Sciences prior to start date.

 

Responsibilities

• Create and deliver library instruction and assess student learning outcomes.
• Provide reference and research assistance, face to face, electronically, and by phone.
• Develop liaison relationships with faculty in assigned subject areas in support of common educational goals.
• Participate in the collection development process by evaluating and selecting materials.
• Involvement in outreach opportunities to the campus and to other constituencies.
• Collaborate with library staff to promote library awareness and participate in campus committees as appropriate.
• Supervise student assistants.

Physical Demands
This position requires frequent sitting, using hands and fingers for keyboarding, handling and feeling objects to control computer and print resources. This employee will need to be able to stand, walk, reach, climb and maintain balance. Employee needs to be able to move or lift up to ten pounds.

 

Gordon

Dr. Gordon N. Baker

2013-2014 SELA President

Dean of Libraries

Clayton State University

2000 Clayton State Blvd.

Morrow, GA 30260

678/466-4334 (O); 678/466-4349 (F)

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Discussion PT Evening Reference Librarian, Clayton State University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 23, 2016 at 10:15 am

Clayton State University Library seeks an enthusiastic part-time evening reference librarian to provide innovative reference support and outreach services to Clayton State University faculty, staff, and students.

The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and familiarity of current trends in library technology, electronic resources, and information services. Part time librarians will primarily work evenings during the semester, (Monday-Thursday), and should have flexibility to work occasional day or weekend slots, during interim semester and as staffing is needed.

Clayton State University Library seeks an enthusiastic part-time evening reference librarian to provide innovative reference support and outreach services to Clayton State University faculty, staff, and students.

The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and familiarity of current trends in library technology, electronic resources, and information services. Part time librarians will primarily work evenings during the semester, (Monday-Thursday), and should have flexibility to work occasional day or weekend slots, during interim semester and as staffing is needed.

Required Education and Qualifications
• ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Sciences or a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology/Library Media prior to start date.
• Ability to work productively, both independently, and as a part of a team.
• Ability to pass a background check.
• Experience working with the public.

Preferred Qualifications
• Strong commitment to public service.
• Reference experience in an academic library or in a public library.
• Experience with preparation of reference guides and tools.
• Knowledge/course work of the trends in information literacy instruction.
• Knowledge of automated library systems.
• Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

 

Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Sciences or a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology/Library Media prior to start date.

 

Responsibilities
• Provide reference and research assistance, face to face, electronically, and by phone.
• Staff the Information/Reference Desk and perform tasks including: check in/out of study rooms and technology equipment, answer basic computer assistance and general informational questions, and provide assistance with copier/print services.
• Supervise student assistants.
• Participate in collection development by evaluating and selecting materials.
• Collaborate with other library staff to promote awareness of library services and resources.
• Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands

This position requires frequent sitting, using hands and fingers for keyboarding, handling and feeling objects to control computer and print resources. This employee will need to be able to stand, walk, reach, climb and maintain balance. Employee needs to be able to move or lift up to ten pounds.

 

Gordon

Dr. Gordon N. Baker

2013-2014 SELA President

Dean of Libraries

Clayton State University

2000 Clayton State Blvd.

Morrow, GA 30260

678/466-4334 (O); 678/466-4349 (F)

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Discussion Health Sciences Research & Education Librarian - Virginia Commonwealth University (apply by June 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 23, 2016 at 10:12 am

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research and Education Librarian. The Research and Education Librarian will serve as the liaison to the School of Pharmacy. In this position the liaison will assume a leadership role for providing research and instructional support for School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research and Education Librarian. The Research and Education Librarian will serve as the liaison to the School of Pharmacy. In this position the liaison will assume a leadership role for providing research and instructional support for School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Located in culturally diverse, historic, and dynamic Richmond, convenient to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the recreation destinations of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Commonwealth University is one of Virginia's largest universities and among the nation's leading research institutions. The VCU Libraries, one of Virginia’s outstanding research library systems, advances the University’s teaching, research, service, and patient care mission with comprehensive print and digital journal, database, and reference collections with nationally prominent collections in the health and biological sciences, social work, the arts, the history of medicine, and comic and book arts.

Responsibilities
Reporting to Head of Research and Education, the Research and Education Librarian will serve as the liaison librarian to the programs of the School of Pharmacy, the School of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and VCU Health Department of Pharmacy Services on the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) Campus. The Research and Education Librarian will assume a leadership role for providing research and instructional support for faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will apply adult and active learning theories, principles, and practices to developing and delivering course content to support teaching and learning in curriculum-integrated and library-based instruction. To facilitate the success of this position, the librarian is expected to use platforms such as Blackboard and LibGuides; web conferencing systems including Adobe Connect and Zoom; audience response systems; mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and other emerging technologies. The incumbent will provide in-depth and on demand research consultations for individuals and small groups. S/he will guide faculty, staff, and students in the effective use of library services and resources to support the delivery of systematic reviews and evidence-based practice. Research and Education faculty are expected to actively contribute to the library’s education and outreach programs beyond their liaison assignments. The Research and Education Librarian is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. The incumbent for this position will pursue opportunities for professional development and networking in the American Association for Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Tompkins-McCaw librarians are expected to pursue and maintain membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.
Qualifications
Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred: Experience working in an academic health sciences library setting. Undergraduate or graduate degree or previous work experience in a basic science, chemistry, health science, or biomedical field. Knowledge of current and emerging trends in teaching and learning in academic library instruction with emphasis on adult learning and demonstrated understanding of active learning principles. Experience teaching to a variety of audience levels and using emerging technologies for education, communication, and professional purposes. Demonstrated success in applying technology to support student learning and engagement. Familiarity with web authoring tools including LibGuides. Knowledge of principles related to evidence-based practice. Experience with literature reviews, systematic reviews, and mediated searching of relevant databases including AccessPharmacy, BIOSIS Reviews, CINAHL, NCBI databases, PubMed, Web of Science and others. Experience searching additional information sources including but not limited to conference proceedings, statistical data, and government databases. Experience evaluating and using electronic resources. Understanding of scholarly communications and awareness of government mandated policies related to scholarly publishing. Experience with reference management software including RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley or others.

Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Libraries

Virginia Commonwealth University ranks among Virginia’s largest research universities, enrolling over 31,000 students. Located in the heart of Richmond, VCU offers 41 doctoral, 72 masters, 3 professional, and 62 baccalaureate degree programs. Thirty-two of VCU's graduate and professional programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation, with 20 programs ranking in the top 50; sculpture and nurse anesthesia are ranked number one. Over 3,200 faculty comprise the University's teaching force. Research strengths at the University include health and life sciences, education, engineering, social work, behavioral sciences, public affairs, advertising and design, and the fine arts. Sponsored research funding totals over $270 million, placing VCU among the top 100 research institutions in the United States. VCU’s strategic plan embraces an acceleration in the growth of VCU’s library system and includes a new Master Site Plan that envisions additions to both library facilities operated by the VCU Libraries. As part of that plan, construction has been completed on a new library facility at James Branch Cabell Library on the university’s Monroe Park Campus, and significant renovations and upgrades are scheduled for Tompkins-McCaw Library on the MCV Campus

Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University,including the James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus, employ over 66 professionals and 83 staff with annual expenditures exceeding $20 million. VCU also operates academic programs in Doha, Qatar, supported by a library there, and in various locations throughout the U.S. and the world. The VCU Libraries is a Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, BioMed Central, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, National Digital Stewardship Alliance, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a statewide networking consortium for shared access to electronic and print resources. The VCU Libraries has adopted Primo as its discovery layer and is one of the first libraries worldwide to have implemented Alma as its next generation cloud-based system for library management. CONTENTdm, Digital Commons, and Omeka supplement the foundation of its system architecture to enhance access to its collections and services.

VCU Health is mainly located on the MCV Campus in historic Court End, near the government and financial centers of the city. The campus includes the schools of allied health professions, dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. VCU Health includes an 820-bed hospital, outpatient clinics, a 600-physician-faculty group practice and nearly 200 specialty areas, many of national and international renown. It also includes the Massey Cancer Center, Virginia's first NCI-designated cancer center. In addition to multidisciplinary centers for cancer, cardiology, neurosurgery, and transplantation, VCU Health offers virtually every form of contemporary medical service.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $48,000 annually. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see http://www.hr.vcu.edu/benefits/.

For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page at http://www.library.vcu.edu/. Review of applications will begin June 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/52326, complete the application and submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

--
A. Kathy Bradshaw
Assistant University Librarian for Organizational Development
VCU Libraries
Virginia Commonwealth University
901 Park Avenue
PO Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
804-828-1171

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Discussion Library Director, Charleston Carnegie Public Library - IL (apply by June 9)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 23, 2016 at 10:09 am

Library Director
The Charleston Carnegie Public Library Board is seeking a creative and dynamic leader who will work closely with the Library Board, staff and community to serve the 21,838 people in Charleston. The successful candidate will represent the Library within the community, develop collections, manage the 14 person staff team, and provide strong financial skills to manage the budget of $480,000. The new Director will also provide vision for the library and should possess a positive, achievement-oriented attitude.

Library Director
The Charleston Carnegie Public Library Board is seeking a creative and dynamic leader who will work closely with the Library Board, staff and community to serve the 21,838 people in Charleston. The successful candidate will represent the Library within the community, develop collections, manage the 14 person staff team, and provide strong financial skills to manage the budget of $480,000. The new Director will also provide vision for the library and should possess a positive, achievement-oriented attitude.

We will select someone with excellent leadership and communications skills, innovative approaches to organizing and problem solving, strong skills in fostering community relations, knowledge of library trends and technology, and the ability to foster a team environment.

Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to search@charlestonlibrary.org. Applications accepted until filled; priority consideration given to those received by June 9th.

Visit charlestonlibrary.org/jobopportunities 

Director
Job Description
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Under the supervision of the Library Board, this position oversees the Library and its functions.
QUALIFICATIONS:
The following minimum requirements are established for this position:
1. ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.
2. Knowledge of overall library services.
3. Strong financial skills, including budgeting and grant writing.
4. Strong technology skills.
5. Customer service experience.
6. An interest in books and information resources and attention to detail.
7. Ability to lift, sort, shelve, and push library materials of up to 40 lbs. on an occasional basis.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
The Director is responsible to the Library Board for the following activities:
1. Greets the public with a positive and welcoming attitude.
2. Represents the Library at community events and groups.
3. Serves as the liaison to the Friends of the Library and the Coles County, Illinois Genealogical
Society.
4. Oversees the maintenance of the Library website.
5. Oversees technology, including implementing new technology.
6. Performs collection development duties, including ordering Library collection materials,
unpacking and pre-processing orders, and overseeing weeding/reorganization projects.
7. Coordinates Fundraising efforts, including seeking out and preparing grant applications.
8. Creates and oversees the budget, enters financial transactions into New World, updates daily
money accounting, and approves purchases.
9. Oversees personnel, including approval of payroll, hiring, firing, evaluating, and conducting
staff meetings/trainings.
10. Collaborates with appropriate City Officials; attends City Department Director meetings and
submits weekly reports to the City Manager.
11. Supervises and delegates responsibilities to the management team.
12. Ensures legal compliance of the Library.
13. Develops and implements strategic plans for the Library.
14. Creates and updates all library policies, including the personnel policy.
15. Interprets and explains library policy and services to the staff team and the public.
16. Evaluates and updates library services.
17. Prepares library board packet for board meetings.
18. Participates in library meetings and workshops; serves on committees and boards of
professional organizations whenever feasible; keeps abreast of current trends; reads
professional literature.
19. Staffs the desks when needed.
20. Performs other duties and projects as assigned.
PERCENTAGE OF PERFORMANCE TIME:
Scheduled Location
90% Off Desk
10% Various Desks
Duties
45% Administrative Duties- personnel, budgeting, policies, etc.
20% Collection Development Duties
15% Fundraising
10% Community Relations & Liaison Duties
5% Assisting Patrons & Performing Desk Duties
5% Other Duties – including IT Support
Updated 5/17/2016

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Discussion Paid Summer 2016 internship, Center for Knit and Crochet -- apply by June 1

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 23, 2016 at 10:05 am

The Center for Knit and Crochet (CKC) seeks an intern for the summer of 2016. The successful candidate will identify the extent to which galleries, libraries, archives, and museums have or do not have digitized collections of knitting, crochet, and related arts (described below) for five weeks during the summer, a total of 105 hours (21 hours per week). The internship carries a stipend of $1,050. There are no benefits. The internship offers a chance to work on an exciting project at one of the nation’s leading research libraries, the Library Company of Philadelphia (LCP).

The Center for Knit and Crochet (CKC) seeks an intern for the summer of 2016. The successful candidate will identify the extent to which galleries, libraries, archives, and museums have or do not have digitized collections of knitting, crochet, and related arts (described below) for five weeks during the summer, a total of 105 hours (21 hours per week). The internship carries a stipend of $1,050. There are no benefits. The internship offers a chance to work on an exciting project at one of the nation’s leading research libraries, the Library Company of Philadelphia (LCP). The intern will work directly with an executive board member of CKC who is also the IT Manager and Digital Humanities Coordinator at LCP. The intern will also provide support to LCP staff during scheduled working hours - including but not limited to coverage at the reception desk and in the reading rooms when those departments are in need of assistance (lunches, tours, special events, etc.).

Project Description

The intent of this project is to identify the extent to which galleries, libraries, archives, and museums have or do not have digitized collections of knitting, crochet, and related arts. This project will result in a report with actionable data that will allow CKC to plan next steps for establishing partnerships within the GLAM community and begin the planning and implementation of the online museum. The online museum will be an international clearing house of data and images aggregated from partner GLAM (Galleries Libraries Archives Museums) institutions' online repositories. It will also provide the opportunity to standardize and expand collection data using the CKC nomenclature. Ultimately this resource will expand to allow for the CKC community to share personal collections and histories creating a complete view of our knitting and crochet heritage.

Goals and Objectives 

This project is a part of the Library Company’s ongoing efforts to promote the creation of compelling and ramifying digital content. The Center for Knit and Crochet collections survey project will allow an intern the opportunity to research, investigate, and document both digital and physical collections of knitting, crochet, and related arts worldwide. The intern will survey collections using qualitative and quantitative measures to rank each collection’s research value as well as the state of the collection’s intellectual access, physical access, housing, and physical condition. The successful candidate will possess a basic understanding of digital libraries and online research, a keen curiosity about the history of knitting and crochet, and a desire to apply that knowledge and curiosity in a real world setting. The internship combines practical experience in the growing field of Digital Humanities as well as broader experience working on a goal-oriented project that revolves around deadlines, task negotiation, project management, and collaboration.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proficiency with Google Drive (particularly Google Sheets).
  • Ability to work on a Windows platform, including the use of Microsoft Office Suite software such as Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity with digital repositories, catalogs, and finding aids.
  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated abilities to work collegially with staff, researchers, and colleagues.
  • Ability to recognize own strengths and weaknesses and utilize constructive feedback to improve performance.
  • Ability to both work independently and proactively seek assistance.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience working with archives and manuscript materials in a variety of formats.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of digital library standards and practices.

About the Center for Knit and Crochet
The Center for Knit and Crochet, (“CKC”), was incorporated in December 2012 as a Wisconsin Non-stock corporation to “preserve and promote the art, craft, and scholarship of knitting, crochet, and related arts.” To achieve these goals, CKC plans to establish an online museum, study center, and social networking environment enhanced by exhibitions, access to current scholarship, and educational programs. Visit us at http://centerforknitandcrochet.org/ 

About the Library Company
The Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library specializing in American history and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Open to the public free of charge, the Library Company houses an extensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art. Founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, the Library Company is America's oldest cultural institution and served as the Library of Congress from the Revolutionary War to 1800. The Library Company was the largest public library in America until the Civil War. Visit us at http://www.librarycompany.org
 
The Library Company of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Please send resume and names of two references to Nicole H. Scalessa at nscalessa@librarycompany.org by June 1, 2016. The search will continue until the position is filled.

 

 

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Discussion Associate University Librarian for Research, Education, & Outreach - University at Buffalo

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 23, 2016 at 10:02 am

The University at Buffalo Libraries is currently recruiting for an Associate University Librarian for Research, Education, and Outreach, an important leadership position that will report directly to the Vice Provost for University Libraries and would like to share the posting with Spectrum Scholars.

The University at Buffalo Libraries is currently recruiting for an Associate University Librarian for Research, Education, and Outreach, an important leadership position that will report directly to the Vice Provost for University Libraries and would like to share the posting with Spectrum Scholars.

Associate University Librarian for Research, Education, & Outreach
University Libraries
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
The University Libraries at the University at Buffalo have recently restructured to focus strategically on five areas: research, education, and outreach; discovery and delivery; technology; administration; and law and legal information services. We are seeking an outstanding individual to hold the faculty leadership position of Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research, Education, & Outreach. The AUL for Research, Education, & Outreach will report directly to the Vice Provost for University Libraries, and will work in concert with the Vice Provost as well as the other AULs in advancing the University Libraries and in support of the University’s research, teaching, and service tripartite mission.

The AUL for Research, Education, & Outreach is expected to provide leadership, strategic direction, and support for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Engineering, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences; Health Sciences; and Special Collections. The portfolio of responsibility will include direction for liaison activities including research consultation, instruction, and outreach activities in support of eleven schools at the University at Buffalo. The AUL for Research, Education, & Outreach will provide vision and direction for the research, teaching, and outreach missions of the University Libraries. He/she will also represent the University at Buffalo Libraries in university-wide planning for research, education, and outreach initiatives, as well as in local, regional, and national settings.

We are committed to selecting the person who best fits the needs of the University at Buffalo Libraries, and who will be able to advance our vision of becoming a premier academic research library. This is a tenure-track faculty position. Based upon the University and Libraries’ standards in librarianship, research, service and outreach, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian.

The University at Buffalo Libraries:
The University at Buffalo Libraries contribute strategically to the University at Buffalo’s vision of becoming a model 21st-century public research university by providing outstanding resources, experts, services, and spaces that enrich the research, teaching, learning, and outreach activities of UB’s diverse faculty, students and staff as well as those of our external partners. The University Libraries advance intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University at Buffalo’s strategic goals in research, teaching, and service.

As the largest academic research library in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, the University at Buffalo Libraries have an extensive online and print collection, including many locally digitized collections covering a wide range of subject areas. There were more than 3.2 million uses of the Libraries’ print and digital collections last year. The 4.1 million volumes of the University Libraries include 882,000 e-books, and the journal holdings include over 115,000 scholarly journal subscriptions.
Our holdings also include 6.2 million microforms, more than 43,000 music recordings, and a substantial multimedia collection. The University Libraries are comprised of 8 physical facilities, including the Charles B. Sears Law Library and the Music Library. We serve over 3.5 million users per year in our buildings.

A University at Buffalo student survey completed in 2014 found overall student satisfaction with the Libraries to be the highest of that of all academic services.

The University at Buffalo:
The Buffalo-Niagara region, home to 1.5 million residents, is the state’s second largest major metropolitan area, exceeded only by New York City. The region includes a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct personality, yet commonly characterized by a distinctly neighborly way of life, an unpretentious nature and spirited loyalty among residents.
The University at Buffalo (UB) joined the public State University of New York in 1962 and has grown to become the largest and most comprehensive university in the SUNY system. Widely regarded as SUNY’s flagship and its primary center for professional education and training, the University at Buffalo was also the first of the two public universities in the state to earn membership in the pre-eminent Association of American Universities, one of only 59 research-intensive universities in the United States to hold that distinction.
Academic excellence is the university’s first priority and chief guiding principle. With a College of Arts and Sciences, 11 professional schools (Architecture and Planning, Dental Medicine, Graduate School of Education, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Law, Management, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health and Health Professions, and Social Work) plus a graduate division at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, UB has the widest range of academic programs of any public institution in New York or New England.
UB enrolls more than 29,000 students and offers more than 300 academic programs at the baccalaureate, masters, professional and doctoral levels in its 12 decanal units. The university also is home to more than 100 research centers and institutes, and its current annual research expenditures are just shy of $350 million.
Located on an international border, the University at Buffalo is truly a global community of scholars, ranking first in the nation among comprehensive public research universities in terms of percentage of enrollment that is international. As one indicator of the university’s prominence in internationalization, UB ranked among the top five U.S. research institutions in its production of Fulbright Scholars for the 2010-11 academic year. Nearly 11 percent of UB students study abroad—five times the national average. UB has exchange programs with more than 75 universities around the world.
The University at Buffalo also prides itself on its unity of academic and athletic excellence. UB fields the only full Division I-A athletics program in the SUNY system. The UB Bulls compete in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in 19 of their 20 sports, and have won conference or national titles or championships in the past three years in football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s rowing, and men’s and women’s tennis. UB’s student athletes also consistently earn conference-wide and national
recognition for their academic achievements, including Academic All-MAC honors and NCAA recognition.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); five years of relevant experience at an academic, special, or research library, or related institution; three years of managerial experience; a national reputation for distinguished scholarship and professional accomplishment; a strong record of service in an appropriate professional or disciplinary association; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; and a desire to work in a team environment.
We seek a strategic, empathetic visionary who has experience working in a collaborative environment, who is committed to fostering the success of the staff he/she supervises, and who values and encourages diversity. The incumbent/successful candidate will have the ability to deal with ambiguity, be risk-tolerant, and possess the ability to manage change within the workplace.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience assessing users’ needs and implementing programs to meet those needs; working knowledge of the methods and practices surrounding the economics of the scholarly publishing industry; experience using technology to support service innovation and/or productivity enhancements; experience implementing online tools which support all facets of knowledge management; knowledge of financial analysis and reporting.

Professional Rank, Salary and Benefits:
This is a tenure-track faculty position. Based upon the University and Libraries’ standards in librarianship, research, service and outreach, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian; rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include paid holidays, liberal vacation and sick leave, health care and prescription coverage, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and New York State or TIAA/CREF retirement options.

To Apply:
To submit an application, please visit https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu and search for posting number 1600332. Interested candidates should upload a CV and a separate cover letter that includes contact information for three professional references (including email addresses). The Libraries’ Human Resources Officer may contact you and ask for a statement of research and service interests. Candidates invited to interview for the position will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff of the University Libraries. Nominations and/or questions may be addressed Cherie Williams, University Libraries’ Human Resources Officer: cbw@buffalo.edu

Cherie Williams, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Officer
University at Buffalo Libraries
434C Capen Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260
Phone: 716.645.0984 | FAX: 716.645.3844

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Discussion Manager of Archival Services, Avery Research Center - Charleston, SC (apply by June 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 23, 2016 at 09:58 am

Manager of Archival Services

Avery Research Center

College of Charleston Libraries

The Avery Research Center invites applications for the position of Manager of Archival Services. The Manager of Archival Services, a senior member of the Avery Research Center reporting to the Executive Director of the Center, is responsible for providing leadership, vision, planning and management of Avery’s archives and reference services.

Position Overview

Manager of Archival Services

Avery Research Center

College of Charleston Libraries

The Avery Research Center invites applications for the position of Manager of Archival Services. The Manager of Archival Services, a senior member of the Avery Research Center reporting to the Executive Director of the Center, is responsible for providing leadership, vision, planning and management of Avery’s archives and reference services.

Position Overview

The Manager is responsible for supervising the acquisition, preservation, processing, cataloging, and digitization of Avery Research Center’s manuscript and book collections.  The manager also supervises Avery’s reference services and works closely with the Executive Director in grant and fundraising efforts.   The manager trains the archival staff and graduate students and implements quality assurance procedures to ensure proper care of archival materials and the delivery of excellent service to all patrons.  The manager, in consultation with Avery’s executive director and the head of special collections at Addlestone library, establishes policies and procedures regarding retention, de-accession, preservation and use of Avery’s collections.  Supervises one processing archivist, the Reference and Outreach Archivist, and student workers.

The Manager of Archival Services is a tenure-track faculty appointment and a member of the College of Charleston library faculty.

Required qualifications:

ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science

Minimum of three years successful and increasingly responsible experience in archives.

Understanding and experience with current archival records management technology and tools.

Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, workflows and best practices in archive and museum management.

Familiar with all phases of archives management.

Knowledge of archival principals and standards, including DACS and EAD, and the implementation of metadata schema

Knowledge of the digitization process and metadata cataloging

Understanding of scholarly communication patterns and needs of a scholarly clientele.

Evidence of effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Flexibility in adapting to changing departmental and organizational priorities and to ever-changing technological environments

Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and collaborate with staff at all levels of the College

Evidence of strong planning and organizational skills

Ability to multi-task and work with diverse populations such as students, scholars, genealogists, the general public, etc.

Demonstrated flexibility and resourcefulness in analyzing and solving problems

Preferred qualifications:

Several years experience in managing an archive and professional staff.

Advanced degree in a relevant academic field; subject depth in African American history desirable

Experience in planning and conducting instruction services to groups

Accreditation by the Academy of Certified Archivists

Knowledge of preservation issues and techniques

Experience creating research guides

Work experience in an academic library

Interest and participation in relevant professional organizations

Responsibilities include

Processing                                                                                                       40%

Leads a state-of- the- art program for processing, managing and preserving Avery’s collections.  Directs and leads the processing of manuscripts, artifacts, photo and material culture collections in adherence with Society of American Archivists standards and best practices. Determines workflows, develops metadata schema, and delineates copyright and access policies. Creates collection-level MARC records for all Avery collections in coordination with the catalogers at Addlestone Library.  Responsible for the creation of EAD finding aids for new and existing collections.

Directs and leads the digitization selection process and metadata cataloging of Avery’s collections in collaboration with the Digital Scholarship and Services faculty.

Adapts and develops standardized accessioning, de-accessioning, processing, cataloging and encoding procedures for collections acquired by the Center.

Develops and implements plans for maintaining and preserving Avery’s collections and improving public access to archival materials by setting clear goals for processing materials in a timely fashion.

Provides technical expertise and contributes to the creation of content and development of tool to improve the usability of Avery’s collections.

Directs and supervises the digitization of oral histories, creating and maintaining oral history abstracts, catalog records and logs.

Evaluates and edits revisions to the College’s existing finding aids and works with the Digital Scholarship and Services librarians to ensure uploading to the College’s digital library site.

Assures appropriate physical housing and storage of collections

Identifies and refers items as necessary for preservation treatment

Participates in projecting and developing plans for physical space and facilities for the archives and manuscripts collections

Evaluates research value of collections with special focus on identifying sensitive and restricted materials

Identifies duplicate and extraneous material in unprocessed collections and refers      for disposition decisions

Creates reviews and maintains policies and procedures regarding use and reproduction of archival materials.             

 

Management and Training                                                                             35%              

Supervises one processing archivist, the Avery Reference and Outreach Archivist, librarian and student workers.

Trains archival staff in proper archival policies and procedures to ensure high levels of productivity and quality.

Keeps current on trends related to current services and processes and recommends new practices and services including innovative uses of technology

Manages the Reference and Outreach Archivist and the Reading Room to determine procedures, guidelines and best practices to provide optimal service to patrons.

Creates research guides, writes content for the department’s website and other publications, and creates print and electronic research guides to facilitate access to and use of the collections.

Working with other members of the Avery staff, develops a coordinated program of outreach and instructing to the College and the wider community to enhance awareness and use of the archival records for both research and teaching.

Works closely with the Executive Director and the Public Historian to develop narrative for grant-funded opportunities.

Provides leadership for the development and integration of technologies to enhance Avery’s collections.

Participates in the planning, set-up and supervision of events and conferences including evening and weekend activities.

Collects and prepares monthly reports (research statistics, usage) for the Executive Director.

Works with other librarians and faculty to promote the integration of archival materials in teaching, research and educational programs at the College.

 

Acquisitions                                                                                                   15%

Works closely with the Executive Director to acquire new materials, including archival records, rare books and manuscripts that adhere to the Center’s core mission.

Serves as a member of the Avery Collections committee and works collaboratively with the curator and archivists to determine the direction of the collections and in-house library holdings.

 

Library and College Affairs                                                                        10%

Serves as liaison between the Avery Research Center and Addlestone Library archival staff.

Serves on library, College and professional committees, elected or assigned.

Participates in research and professional development to advance scholarly, historical and related fields.

 

Salary and Benefits

Compensation commensurate with experience.  The salary range begins at $55,000 and includes a competitive benefits package. The position is full time, tenure-track appointment, and includes some evening and weekends.

 

About the Avery Research Center, the Libraries and the College of Charleston

It is the mission of the College of Charleston Library, of which Avery Research Center for African American History is part, to support the undergraduate and graduate programs and to make available informational materials consistent with the present and anticipated teaching, research and service programs of the College community. The specific mission of Avery Research Center (ARC), within these larger goals, is to collect, preserve, and promote the unique history and culture of the African diaspora, with emphasis on Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry, and beyond. It is anticipated that, due to the nature of these collections, Avery and its resources will be used by scholars, citizens and others researching local and South Carolina African American History. The Center is a unit of the College of Charleston Libraries. 

The College of Charleston Libraries are comprised of the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the John Rivers Communications Museum, the Marine Resources Library, and the North Campus Library. The combined annual budgets exceed $5.6 million with a staff of 20 librarians and archivists, 30 full time employees, and 35 student and temporary employees.

Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina. The College of Charleston serves approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate/certificate seeking students with more than 100 majors and minors.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

To Apply:

Applications must include cover letter, vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references.  Please apply online at http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/4819 .  Review of applications will commence on  June 1, 2016.

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