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Discussion Technical Services & Government Documents Librarian, Indiana University Kokomo

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 02:01 pm

Job Title: Technical Services & Government Documents Librarian for Indiana University Kokomo

Job Title: Technical Services & Government Documents Librarian for Indiana University Kokomo

The Indiana University Kokomo Library invites applications for the position of Technical Services & Government Documents Librarian. The IU Kokomo Library seeks an energetic, collaborative and innovative librarian to provide strategic leadership for the Library’s technical services functions and government documents collection. This tenure-track position is responsible for planning, managing, supervising and evaluating the Library’s technical services functions; including budgeting, acquisitions, cataloging, and collection maintenance. Departmental liaison activities include teaching, learning and research support for assigned areas. A full description of the position responsibilities and expectations may be accessed from http://iuk.libguides.com/ jobdescription.  This position will start in January 2018.

One of eight campuses of Indiana University, Indiana University Kokomo is a comprehensive non-residential campus located 50 miles north of Indianapolis in Kokomo, Indiana, a city with a population of approximately 55,000. Committed to student success, the campus serves approximately 3,100 students from a 14 county area in north central Indiana. IU Kokomo has approximately 260 faculty and staff, and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Masters Degrees. Additional information about Indiana University Kokomo may be found at http:/www.iuk.edu.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS/MIS/MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution
  • Demonstrated experience in acquisitions and cataloging
  • Working knowledge of Resource Description and Access (RDA), the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2), Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification System, MARC 21 format for Bibliographic Data, MARC 21 format for Authority Data, and the CONSER (Cooperative Serials Program) editing guide, and OCLC Connexion client software
  • Familiarity with integrated library system functions for technical services, preferably those functions for SirsiDynix Symphony WorkFlows
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and evaluate library collections and services
  • Commitment to inclusion with an understanding of the library needs of a diverse community
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively, independently and collaboratively
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Collegial attitude and enthusiasm for innovation
  • Commitment to professional development and service in order to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion
  • Availability for occasional evening and weekend work

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum two years post-MLS library technical services work experience with increasing job responsibilities
  • Minimum one year working with a federal and/or state government document depository
  • Excellent presentation and instruction skills and experience teaching information literacy competencies
  • Supervisory experience
  • Educational background in business, education or social sciences

Interested candidates may submit an application at:  https://indiana.peopleadmin. com/postings/4300.  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, and names of three references with their contact information.  Questions regarding the position or application process may be directed to Angie Thorpe, Digital User Experience Librarian, atthorpe@iuk.edu.

Indiana University Kokomo seeks faculty skilled at working with members of diverse cultures and committed to preparing students to be engaged members of an increasingly diverse society.

Indiana University Kokomo is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services. 

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Discussion Reference and Instruction Lecturer, Chicago State University Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 02:00 pm

Job Opportunity (Pending Final Approval)
CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Title: Reference and Instruction Lecturer
Position Type: Part-time, 9-month, non-tenure track faculty
Rank: Instructor

Job Opportunity (Pending Final Approval)
CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Title: Reference and Instruction Lecturer
Position Type: Part-time, 9-month, non-tenure track faculty
Rank: Instructor

The Chicago State University Library seeks reliable, energetic, service-oriented individuals for the position of part-time lecturers in the Reference and Instruction department for weekends and evenings. Library and Information Science professionals who are interested in a user-focused, academic library are encouraged to apply. Lecturers report to Chair of University Library and Instruction Services. Under the direction of the Coordinator of Reference Services, the Reference and Instruction Lecturer will provide general reference and instruction services as part of a team of professionals; and will assist in offering reference and instruction services to support the library’s academic mission. The successful candidate will serve on the library team to offer reference service during off- peak hours. The library is open until midnight most days of the week. Reference services are available up to 10:00pm on days the library building is open until 12:00am. This is a 15-28 hour, 9 month, non-tenure track faculty position. Evenings and weekend hours are required.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

*MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program.

*Reference experience. Strong commitment to quality reference services; proven experience in reference and instruction.

*Familiarity with emerging trends in library instruction, reference services, information technology, and online library resources.

*Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds are necessary.

*The ability to work independently and part of a team is necessary.

*The ability to understand and maintain department and library policies.

To Apply: Once the position is posted online by the Office of Human Resources, applicants will be required to submit an application online along with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current professional references.  Job opportunities at CSU are listed online at:

https://chicagostate.peopleadmin.com/

Review of applications will begin immediately after the position is listed and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Gabrielle Toth, Associate Professor and Chair of University Library and Instruction Services, via email at gtoth@csu.edu

Chicago State University is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about CSU, please visit the university web site at http://www.csu.edu/

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Discussion Education Librarian, Old Dominion University (apply by Aug 30)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 01:22 pm

Education Librarian

Old Dominion University

 

Are you eager for a challenge? Do you enjoying learning new skills and strive to be the best version of yourself? Does helping others succeed motivate you ? Does connecting with new people excite you? If so, this could be a great opportunity for you.

Education Librarian

Old Dominion University

 

Are you eager for a challenge? Do you enjoying learning new skills and strive to be the best version of yourself? Does helping others succeed motivate you ? Does connecting with new people excite you? If so, this could be a great opportunity for you.

EDUCATION SERVICES LIBRARIAN: This position will develop and deliver library services to the students and faculty in the Darden College of Education. The Education Librarian will also gather information about library needs, assist with collection development, alert the faculty to library services and policies,  provide communication between faculty and the Libraries, provide instruction and research assistance for students and faculty and in general serve as the liaison person for the Darden College of Education departments, programs and research centers.  This position will also be responsible for participating in library planning and development and contributing to the library profession.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree or international equivalent
  • Experience  in teaching, training and/or presentation
  • Experience in identifying and meeting research needs of library users
  • Academic background or work experience in the field of education
  • Analytical skills including independent problem solving and critical thinking
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a demanding and rapidly changing service-oriented environment
  • Excellent  interpersonal, organizational, communication and project and time management skills
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with faculty in assigned disciplines
  • Knowledge of the information and research needs of assigned disciplines and an understanding of current  trends and issues in scholarly publishing
  • Ability to develop access to appropriate information resources, including building local collections, for the Darden College of Education
  • Initiative

 

PREFERRED:

  • Experience or coursework in education
  • Experience developing and managing education-related collections in all formats
  • Experience with issues and technical challenges related to the life cycle of research and data
  • Successful track record of collaboration around scholarly issues
  • Experience in an academic or research library                    

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Beginning minimum salary is $52,000.Commensurate with experience. Great benefits.

Old Dominion University is Virginia's forward-focused research university with an enrollment of 24,670. The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA.

 

APPLICATION: Screening of applicants will begin on August 30, 2017, and continue until position is filled.  A complete application will contain a cover letter addressing position requirements, resume and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references.  Submit applications by clicking on https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/

 

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

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Discussion Assistant or Associate Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist and Visiting Assistant Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist, UIUC Rare Book and Manuscript Library (apply by Sept 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 01:20 pm

Academic Professional Position

Assistant or Associate Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist and Visiting Assistant Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

 

Position Available:  As soon as possible after closing date of search.

Academic Professional Position

Assistant or Associate Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist and Visiting Assistant Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

 

Position Available:  As soon as possible after closing date of search.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library is pleased to announce two full-time Academic Professional positions in the University Library—a regular Assistant or Associate Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist and a one-year Visiting Assistant Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist. The successful candidates will report to the Director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and will collaborate with colleagues in other Library Units, including Preservation/Conservation, Digitization Services, University Archives, and Library Information Technology.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Working under the supervision of the Director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialists use advanced knowledge and training in multiple disciplines to develop and implement policies, systems, recommendations, and workflows that will improve access to complex archives and collections of literary manuscripts.  The policies, plans, practices, and workflows that the successful candidate establishes and executes will improve access and use of these materials in research, teaching, and service. The Visiting Assistant Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist position will plan and oversee the arrangement and description of the recently acquired personal archives of Haki R. Madhubuti and the records of the Third World Press. Initially, the Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist position will plan and oversee the arrangement and description of the personal archives of Gwendolyn Brooks as well as other incoming accessions.

Specific responsibilities will vary over time but will initially include:

  • Applying knowledge of literature, history, and related disciplines to analyze documentary forms/genres, communication patterns, and relationships between documents and those who created or used them.
  • Refining policies and procedures and developing processing plans leading to the classification, arrangement, and description of complex/hybrid (i.e., mixed print, digital, and audiovisual) collections.
  • Using specialized subject knowledge and research skills to develop and encode descriptive metadata for complex textual, photographic, A/V, and born-digital materials.
  • Selecting and designing appropriate metadata schema and encoding practices to develop descriptive records and archival finding aids that meet national standards such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard.
  • Mentoring, training, and coordinating the work of staff, students, and others involved in the arrangement, description, and digitization of RBML’s manuscript collections.
  • Advising RBML and Library faculty and staff on issues relating to arrangement and description of manuscripts, literary history, archival metadata, or digitization of rare archival materials.
  • Analyzing emerging technologies and recommending their potential application, to significantly improve information resource discovery and retrieval.
  • Planning and overseeing projects to convert print finding aids to digital format.
  • Identifying materials requiring preservation or conservation treatment and collaborating with preservation/conservation staff in the development of recommendations.
  • Collaborating in departmental and library-wide technology planning and implementation activities, such as digitization and access projects.
  • Preparing or assisting with grant applications to enhance access and preservation of collections.
  • Academic Professional employees are encouraged to use “investigation time” to pursue areas of interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library’s policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/human/resources/investigationtime.html>. Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities.

Environment:  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.

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the largest repositories for rare books and manuscripts in the United States.  The collections-nearly half a million volumes and three kilometers of manuscript material-are strong in the broad areas of literature, history, art, theology, philosophy, technology, and the natural sciences. Particular strengths lie in early printing (over 1100 incunabula) and imprints from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with English literature, works by Shakespeare, various important editions of the Bible, and renaissance school books standing out as distinctive and deep collections. Also noteworthy are collections in the history of science and technology and the history of economics.  The Library is renowned for its collection of emblem books and for its extensive holdings of works by and about John Milton.  A special emphasis of the Library's collections is drama, from neo-Latin plays to Italian baroque drama, to Elizabethan and Jacobean playbooks, to twentieth-century set and costume design.  Significant resources for northern Italian history can be found in the Cavagna Collection, which includes material from the twelfth to the twentieth century.  The Spanish Golden Age collection includes more than 1,200 volumes dating from 1472 to 1700 and comprises not only Spanish literature, but also religion, law, politics, medicine, and astronomy. Finally, modern literary archival material housed in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library include the papers of Gwendolyn Brooks, H.G. Wells, Carl Sandburg, and W.S. Merwin; letters of Marcel Proust; and manuscript collections associated with such figures as Anthony Trollope, John Ruskin, Grant Richards, William Allingham, Richard Bentley, Benjamin Disraeli, Lewis Carroll, and John Richardson, and recently the papers Haki R. Madhubuti.

VARIOUS LEVELS (Visiting Assistant, Assistant, Associate)
Qualifications:  Required:

  • Master’s degree in one of the following fields: ALA accredited Library/Information Science, Literature, History, or a related humanities field.
  • Advanced training in the management, arrangement, and description of archives and manuscript collections.
  • Demonstrated experience arranging, describing, and preserving complex manuscript and/or archival collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of national data content and structure standards related to the control of archives and of archival and library management systems such as Archon, ArchivesSpace, or the Archivists’ Toolkit.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and a rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • A record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

Preferred:

  • Second degree in one of the areas listed under required qualifications.
  • Demonstrated experience using emerging technologies to improve access to archives and/or manuscript collections.
  • Two years of prior employment in an archives, manuscripts repository, or research library.

Demonstrated supervisory experience

Associate Level Requires:

  • Second degree in one of the areas listed under required qualifications.
  • Demonstrated experience using emerging technologies to improve access to archives and/or manuscript collections.
  • Two years of prior employment in an archives, manuscripts repository, or research library.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.

Salary and Rank:  Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

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 September 1, 2017. 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.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Discussion Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, University of Miami Libraries,

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 01:06 pm

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Database Management Specialist), University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, FL

Come join our team! We're changing and we're growing! See our open faculty positions at the University of Miami Libraries, and then find out more about working and living in Miami at http://library.miami.edu/workhere/!

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Database Management Specialist), University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, FL

Come join our team! We're changing and we're growing! See our open faculty positions at the University of Miami Libraries, and then find out more about working and living in Miami at http://library.miami.edu/workhere/!

The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications for an innovative and collaborative professional for the position of Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Database Management Specialist). Reporting to the Head of Metadata & Discovery Services, this position will focus on the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems. This position will provide resource discovery expertise across a variety of formats, ensure the quality of metadata and cataloging records in the resource discovery tools, develop new approaches to metadata processes, and consult with various stakeholders. The incumbent trains and supervises students and staff members related to cataloging and metadata maintenance activities and/or special projects. This position serves as a key resource in understanding and troubleshooting issues in the ILS focused on cataloging, resource management, and acquisitions-related issues.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Database Maintenance and Special Project Activities (40%)

  • Identifies, develops, and manages special cataloging and metadata projects such as post-system migrations clean up projects, collection relocation projects, gift projects, and collection weeding projects
  • Oversees batch loading and local global editing of bibliographic records
  • Oversees the job reports and maintenance of authorities in the integrated library system
  • Participates and plans metadata analysis and integration across discovery tools and platforms
  • Explores new tools and techniques to leverage metadata for new discovery platforms
  • Resolves problems to ensure bibliographic, holdings, and authority records meet local and national standards
  • Collaborates and consults with various stakeholders to promote the discovery of library resources
  • Works closely with the Systems staff and the Primo Technical Administrator on issues impacting discoverability and management of library resources

Original Cataloging (35%)

  • Contributes to the department's original cataloging activities in a variety of formats and languages
  • Creates and modifies authority records for personal names as a NACO contributor

Supervision & Training (15%)

  • Supervises and trains students and staff member(s) working on cataloging and metadata quality control projects, copy cataloging, and database maintenance activities
  • Reviews and evaluates staff and student work

Professional Service and Engagement (10%)

  • Serves on/participates in University and Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate
  • Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding issues in librarianship, cataloging, and metadata creation
  • Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations, as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library science program or ALA approved foreign equivalent
  • Working knowledge of variety of resource description standards, formats, and schemes including but not limited to: RDA, Dublin Core, XML, MARC bibliographic and authority formats
  • Minimum of two years of copy and/or original cataloging experience (paraprofessional experience acceptable) using an ILS and OCLC Connexion
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate a strong service-orientation, forward thinking and flexible
  • Experience with managing projects, meeting deadlines and communicating to various stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Library and University
  • Aptitude for technology; willingness to learn new systems, software, and data manipulation tools

Preferred:

  • Experience performing administrative functions with an integrated library system within a library setting
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Experience creating name authority records

THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation's leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is a privately supported, non-sectarian institution comprising eleven degree granting schools and colleges.  The University is located in Miami, Florida, with three locations throughout the subtropical region:  Coral Gables (a 260-acre campus serving as home to nine of the University's eleven degree granting schools and colleges); downtown Miami (Miller School of Medicine and UHealth); and Virginia Key (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science). The University is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. The University is committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through commitment to the values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT), the University strives to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. By 2025, the University's goal is to reach its greatest aspirations through realizing four defining visions with eight major initiatives. For more information, please visit the University of Miami's "Roadmap to Our New Century" at http://president.miami.edu/roadmap/about/index.html.

THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of 3.75 million volumes including 910,300 e-books, and 104,330 current serials subscriptions including 102,726 electronic journals. UML comprises sixlibraries across the University's three campuses. UML locations on the Coral Gables campus include: the Otto G. Richter Library (the central, interdisciplinary library); the Paul Buisson Architecture Library; the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center; and the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library. The downtown Miami campus hosts the Louis Calder Memorial Library. The Virginia Key campus hosts the Rosenstiel Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. Libraries at the School of Law and the Department of Ophthalmology in the Medical School are administered independently. The University of Miami Libraries provide support and services for 10,917 undergraduates, 5,501 graduate students, and 14,025 full and part time faculty and staff. UML employs 79 professionals (including 51 librarian faculty), 83 support staff and 42 FTE student employees. UML is a member of and contributor to the Association of Research Libraries, Association of Southeast Research Libraries, Association of Academic Health Science Libraries, Council on Library and Information Resources, OCLC Research Library Partners, International Federation of Library Associations, Center for Research Libraries, International Association of University Libraries, Library Publishing Coalition, Digital Library Federation, HathiTrust, Academic Preservation Trust, Consortium of Southern Biomedical Libraries, Florida Collaboration of Academic Libraries of Medicine and Southeast Florida Library and Information Network. UML licenses electronic resources through the Northeast Research Libraries and Lyrasis consortia. UML is a member of the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, Scholars Trust and Florida Academic Repository (FLARE).

THE DEPARTMENT: The Metadata & Discovery Services department improves the discovery of and access to the library resources across multiple library platforms, including the Libraries catalog and digital collections. This resource description and discovery work serves to describe all physical and electronic resources acquired and retained by the library through up-to-date cataloging and metadata practices. Librarians and staff members engage external and internal users about metadata standards, production, transformation, and consulting services. This department has nine non-exempt staff members, one exempt administrative professional, and five Librarian Faculty members. We are positioned within the Libraries' Information Systems & Access Division (Access Services, Metadata & Discovery Services, Systems, Web & Application Development) and are located on the third floor of the Richter Library. The department recently helped the Libraries to migrate to Ex Libris' Alma and Primo for its discovery systems, which is a shared discovery catalog for all libraries including Medical and Law libraries.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. Moving allowance is available. More information on benefits can be found at: www.miami.edu/benefits.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted. On-line applications should be submitted here and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds

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Discussion Online Learning Librarian, University of North Florida (apply by Aug 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 01:04 pm

Online Learning Librarian

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

Job Description:

Online Learning Librarian

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

Job Description:

This position is a collaboration between the Thomas G. Carpenter Library and the Center for Instruction & Research Technology (CIRT). As part of the Library Instruction and Research Teams in Public Services, the Online Learning Librarian delivers library services for distance, online, and campus communities. As a member of CIRT’s Instructional Design Team, this position provides instructional support for online courses. The librarian facilitates communication between the Library and the University Distance Learning (DL) Committee. Provides information literacy and research service to faculty and students in accordance with ACRL Standards for Distance Learning Library Services. Plans, delivers, promotes, and assesses distance library services. Participates in research and instruction services. Maintains an understanding of the role of libraries in online learning and demonstrates knowledge of best practices and current trends related to instructional technology. Works under the supervision of the Head of Instruction and the CIRT Assistant Director for Online Course Development. The work schedule for this position is split between and agreed upon by the Library and CIRT.

http://www.unfjobs.org/postings/3472

Salary is $47,000.00 to negotiable (Assistant Librarian). Applicants with 5 years of experience in academic libraries post MLS may be hired at the rank of Associate Librarian, with a salary of $55,000.00 to negotiable.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Susie Parks at (904) 620-2553, or s.parks@unf.edu. Initial review of applications will begin on August 18, 2017.

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Discussion Manager of Operations, University of Arizona Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Position: Manager of Operations

Position summary
The Manager of Operations oversees the technical operations of multiple, complex services and systems for Access Services ensuring efficient centralized operations for the Library through leadership, direction and management.

Position: Manager of Operations

Position summary
The Manager of Operations oversees the technical operations of multiple, complex services and systems for Access Services ensuring efficient centralized operations for the Library through leadership, direction and management.

How to apply
See the full job description to learn more and apply online.

About the University of Arizona
The University of Arizona is the state's land-grant university and is ranked among the top 20 of public research universities nationwide. In areas such as the environment, optics, space sciences, biosciences, and Southwest/border issues, we are among the best in the world. The UA values student engagement, providing real-world research and community opportunities to our more than 40,000 full-time and part-time students.

 

Warmest Regards,

 

Krissandra L. McNeill, aPHR

Human Resources & Organizational Development

University of Arizona Libraries

520.626.5971

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Discussion Coordinator for the Avon Williams Campus Library, Tennessee State University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm

Job Description

The Coordinator for the Avon Williams Campus Library provides overall leadership and direction for Library and Technology Services, and e-Resources. The incumbent will supervise staff of three librarians and four support positions.

Job Description

The Coordinator for the Avon Williams Campus Library provides overall leadership and direction for Library and Technology Services, and e-Resources. The incumbent will supervise staff of three librarians and four support positions.

The Coordinator will work closely with the Dean and other Library staff to develop an effective and efficient unit that supports University programs, faculty, administrators and staff. The Coordinator will also work closely with departments and colleges located on the Avon Williams Campus that includes, but are not limited to The College of Public Services and Urban Studies, The College of Business, Distance Education Student Support Services for Adult, etc.

The incumbent will also identify and review new and emerging technology resources that may be adopted to enhance research and service. The Coordinator, including staff, will provide undergraduate and graduate Information Literacy/ Bibliographic Instruction services to faculty requesting instruction of e-resources and other available technological services that support their programs. The Coordinator will collaborate with the heads of other Main Campus Departments, i.e. Manager of Circulation and Reserves, Head of Reference, Head of Cataloging, Head of Special Collections, Coordinator of Media Services and Coordinator of Collection Management on projects and assignments as a member of the Library Management Team.

This is a twelve-month, tenure track appointment with assistant professor rank and reports to the Dean of the Library. Performs other duties related to Library technology as needed to accomplish the goals of the Library and the University. Works hands-on and troubleshoots when necessary. The Coordinator will engage in scholarly and service activities as required for tenure and promotion.

Compiles, reports, analyzes and assesses appropriate statistics for areas of responsibility. May provide research help in-person and online to a diverse student population. This may include regularly scheduled evening and weekend duties during the semester. Will serve as a liaison to one or more of the departments mentioned above and provide information literacy instruction and collection development support. The incumbent is encouraged to represent the Library/University in professional activities on the state, regional, and national levels. The incumbent will also work to further enhance the Library’s priority and reputation for providing outstanding customer service within a welcoming, friendly, and collegial environment. Incumbent will be responsible for supporting the general recruitment, persistence, retention and graduation goals of Tennessee State University and will also fulfill other tasks as assigned by the Dean.

Required Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master’s degree or international equivalent in Library or Information Science. At least two years of relevant experience in an academic Library with evidence of broad, in-depth knowledge, skills, and experiences with technology. Experience with an ILS, Electronic Resource Management and other technological applications. Should have evidence of successful supervision and management of full-time Library personnel.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong understanding of Innovative/Sierra ILS functions. Ability to work toward achieving tenure and promotion. Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with library and campus colleagues. Understanding of Web Services, and Library Commons Support in an academic library. Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Evidence of the ability to concurrently manage multiple projects and staff, troubleshoot computing problems, plan and manage change in the library’s computing environment, and act as liaison with other information technology professionals and ability to work independently.

Online application is available at: http://www.tnstate.edu/hr/employment.aspx

 

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Discussion Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Database Management Specialist), University of Miami Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 03:31 pm

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Database Management Specialist), University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, FL

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Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Database Management Specialist), University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, FL

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The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications for an innovative and collaborative professional for the position of Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Database Management Specialist). Reporting to the Head of Metadata & Discovery Services, this position will focus on the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems. This position will provide resource discovery expertise across a variety of formats, ensure the quality of metadata and cataloging records in the resource discovery tools, develop new approaches to metadata processes, and consult with various stakeholders. The incumbent trains and supervises students and staff members related to cataloging and metadata maintenance activities and/or special projects. This position serves as a key resource in understanding and troubleshooting issues in the ILS focused on cataloging, resource management, and acquisitions-related issues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Database Maintenance and Special Project Activities (40%)

  • Identifies, develops, and manages special cataloging and metadata projects such as post-system migrations clean up projects, collection relocation projects, gift projects, and collection weeding projects
  • Oversees batch loading and local global editing of bibliographic records
  • Oversees the job reports and maintenance of authorities in the integrated library system
  • Participates and plans metadata analysis and integration across discovery tools and platforms
  • Explores new tools and techniques to leverage metadata for new discovery platforms
  • Resolves problems to ensure bibliographic, holdings, and authority records meet local and national standards
  • Collaborates and consults with various stakeholders to promote the discovery of library resources
  • Works closely with the Systems staff and the Primo Technical Administrator on issues impacting discoverability and management of library resources

Original Cataloging (35%)

  • Contributes to the department's original cataloging activities in a variety of formats and languages
  • Creates and modifies authority records for personal names as a NACO contributor

Supervision & Training (15%)

  • Supervises and trains students and staff member(s) working on cataloging and metadata quality control projects, copy cataloging, and database maintenance activities
  • Reviews and evaluates staff and student work

Professional Service and Engagement (10%)

  • Serves on/participates in University and Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate
  • Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding issues in librarianship, cataloging, and metadata creation
  • Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations, as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library science program or ALA approved foreign equivalent
  • Working knowledge of variety of resource description standards, formats, and schemes including but not limited to: RDA, Dublin Core, XML, MARC bibliographic and authority formats
  • Minimum of two years of copy and/or original cataloging experience (paraprofessional experience acceptable) using an ILS and OCLC Connexion
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate a strong service-orientation, forward thinking and flexible
  • Experience with managing projects, meeting deadlines and communicating to various stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Library and University
  • Aptitude for technology; willingness to learn new systems, software, and data manipulation tools

Preferred:

  • Experience performing administrative functions with an integrated library system within a library setting
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Experience creating name authority records

THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation's leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is a privately supported, non-sectarian institution comprising eleven degree granting schools and colleges.  The University is located in Miami, Florida, with three locations throughout the subtropical region:  Coral Gables (a 260-acre campus serving as home to nine of the University's eleven degree granting schools and colleges); downtown Miami (Miller School of Medicine and UHealth); and Virginia Key (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science). The University is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. The University is committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through commitment to the values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT), the University strives to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. By 2025, the University's goal is to reach its greatest aspirations through realizing four defining visions with eight major initiatives. For more information, please visit the University of Miami's "Roadmap to Our New Century" at http://president.miami.edu/roadmap/about/index.html.

THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of 3.75 million volumes including 910,300 e-books, and 104,330 current serials subscriptions including 102,726 electronic journals. UML comprises sixlibraries across the University's three campuses. UML locations on the Coral Gables campus include: the Otto G. Richter Library (the central, interdisciplinary library); the Paul Buisson Architecture Library; the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center; and the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library. The downtown Miami campus hosts the Louis Calder Memorial Library. The Virginia Key campus hosts the Rosenstiel Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. Libraries at the School of Law and the Department of Ophthalmology in the Medical School are administered independently. The University of Miami Libraries provide support and services for 10,917 undergraduates, 5,501 graduate students, and 14,025 full and part time faculty and staff. UML employs 79 professionals (including 51 librarian faculty), 83 support staff and 42 FTE student employees. UML is a member of and contributor to the Association of Research Libraries, Association of Southeast Research Libraries, Association of Academic Health Science Libraries, Council on Library and Information Resources, OCLC Research Library Partners, International Federation of Library Associations, Center for Research Libraries, International Association of University Libraries, Library Publishing Coalition, Digital Library Federation, HathiTrust, Academic Preservation Trust, Consortium of Southern Biomedical Libraries, Florida Collaboration of Academic Libraries of Medicine and Southeast Florida Library and Information Network. UML licenses electronic resources through the Northeast Research Libraries and Lyrasis consortia. UML is a member of the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, Scholars Trust and Florida Academic Repository (FLARE).

THE DEPARTMENT: The Metadata & Discovery Services department improves the discovery of and access to the library resources across multiple library platforms, including the Libraries catalog and digital collections. This resource description and discovery work serves to describe all physical and electronic resources acquired and retained by the library through up-to-date cataloging and metadata practices. Librarians and staff members engage external and internal users about metadata standards, production, transformation, and consulting services. This department has nine non-exempt staff members, one exempt administrative professional, and five Librarian Faculty members. We are positioned within the Libraries' Information Systems & Access Division (Access Services, Metadata & Discovery Services, Systems, Web & Application Development) and are located on the third floor of the Richter Library. The department recently helped the Libraries to migrate to Ex Libris' Alma and Primo for its discovery systems, which is a shared discovery catalog for all libraries including Medical and Law libraries.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. Moving allowance is available. More information on benefits can be found at: www.miami.edu/benefits.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted. On-line applications should be submitted here and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

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Discussion Elementary Services Senior Librarian, Suffolk Public Library (apply by Aug 13)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 02:13 pm

Greetings fellow scholars,

Suffolk Public Library is seeking applicants for its Elementary Services Senior Librarian Position. Apply today to join our team of fun, dedicated, and innovative professionals!

Application deadline:8/13/2017

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/suffolkva/jobs/1810515/elementary-services-senior-librarian?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs 

Asa L Heyward, M.S.I.

Greetings fellow scholars,

Suffolk Public Library is seeking applicants for its Elementary Services Senior Librarian Position. Apply today to join our team of fun, dedicated, and innovative professionals!

Application deadline:8/13/2017

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/suffolkva/jobs/1810515/elementary-services-senior-librarian?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs 

Asa L Heyward, M.S.I.

Suffolk Public Library

Teen Services Senior Librarian

757-514-7163

Aheyward@suffolkva.us

www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com

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