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Life Sciences Librarian
Library of the University of California, Davis
Candidates applying by May 22, 2017 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks a versatile and enthusiastic librarian to work closely with teaching faculty, students, staff, and institutional stakeholders in a highly interdisciplinary academic community. This position will be responsible for providing outreach, education, and information resources in support of research and learning focusing especially on undergraduate student needs. The successful candidate must be able to collaborate effectively with teaching faculty, undergraduate students, and staff to develop a shared vision for library services and resources aligned with the Library’s mission and vision.
• Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent.
• Two or more years of recent experience supporting research, teaching or learning in a library, research, and/or teaching environment.
• Demonstrated familiarity with current life sciences information resources in an academic or research library.
• Demonstrated understanding of current library practices in support of curricula across the range of life sciences educational programs.
• Demonstrated understanding of and ability to determine information and research needs of undergraduate students, teaching faculty and other academic personnel, and to effectively develop and deliver responsive services using a variety of current tools.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with multiple constituencies in a complex environment utilizing a variety of skills such as setting goals, managing time, promoting teamwork, and meeting deadlines.
• Demonstrated effective use of analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
• Demonstrated experience applying learning theories and teaching strategies to support library instruction and information research literacy.
• Evidence of knowledge related to assessing librarian delivered instruction.
• Demonstrated experience with outreach initiatives that further information literacy integration into an undergraduate life sciences curriculum.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in instructional services.
• Evidence of flexibility and initiative when working within a fast-paced and rapidly changing setting.
• Demonstrated strong commitment to user services and improving the user experience.
• Undergraduate or higher degree in the life sciences OR two years’ working experience as a life sciences librarian in an academic or research library.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use and successfully experiment with technology to deliver information services to life sciences clientele.
• Familiarity with research data management or curation.
• Demonstrated project management skills.
• Familiarity with developing and managing relevant collections in an academic library.
• Knowledge of scholarly communications issues, tools, and resources.
• Record of professional engagement, such as service in library organizations, presentations at conferences, or publication.
Web and Database Development Librarian
NC LIVE- North Carolina
Job Reference: 00102025
With a reputation as North Carolina’s premier partner for statewide library cooperation and shared digital content, NC LIVE provides 200 public and academic libraries with access to an essential and powerful array of core online resources that support education, enhance economic development, and improve the quality of life for every North Carolinian.
NC LIVE delivers shared access to a diverse digital collection that includes full-text article databases, ebooks and audio books, streaming video, demographic and business data, as well as reference materials, language learning tools, and more. In addition, the staff of seven provides authentication, discovery, and support services to member libraries in order to maximize use and return on investment in digital content.
NC LIVE is seeking a Web and Database Development Librarian to lead the design and management of the technologies that support a renowned statewide library consortium. The Web and Database Development Librarian will be responsible for all technical aspects of NC LIVE’s web presence, systems integration, and the services that support its digital collections. Your time will be allocated between systems architecting, ongoing maintenance of existing services, and software development to support new initiatives. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with member librarians and developers to integrate their local tools and services with NC LIVE’s technologies.
The Web and Database Development Librarian will also work with an external vendor to ensure the robustness and reliability of NC LIVE’s hosted infrastructure; monitor and assist in the resolution of technical issues related to NC LIVE content and services and serve as liaison to one Advisory Committee.
- ALA-accredited MLIS, MLS or equivalent advanced degree.
- A proven track-record of innovation.
- Experience with open source programming languages, including PHP.
- Experience working with Unix/Linux environments and troubleshooting Unix-based applications and packages.
- Database development experience with relational databases such as MySQL.
- Familiarity with usability testing, website accessibility standards, and analytics.
- Familiarity with mobile platforms and responsive design.
- Familiarity with current digital library technologies, standards and best practices.
- Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
- Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.
- Able to communicate clearly and succinctly both verbally and in reports and presentations.
- Valid driver license and ability to travel to NC LIVE member libraries across the State.
- Familiarity with customer relationship management systems.
- Familiarity with Drupal CMS.
- Experience working in or on behalf of libraries.
- Experience with APIs and/or search engine technologies.
Head of Health Science Library Services
University at Buffalo Libraries
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 3.3 million uses of the Libraries’ print and digital collections last year. The 4.2 million volumes of the University Libraries include 767,000 e-books, and the journal holdings include over 162,000 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 eight physical facilities, including the Charles B. Sears Law Library and the Music Library. We serve over 3.8 million users per year in our buildings.
We seek candidates who demonstrate awareness of trends in scholarly communication, evidence-based healthcare, interprofessional education/practice, and the information needs of clinicians, as well as those candidates who possess the ability to engage a variety of stakeholders. Candidates should be conversant in NIH public access policy compliance issues and similar requirements. The Head of HSLS will bring creativity to this leadership role and work closely with the AUL for REO to craft a strategic plan and vision for HSLS. The Head will guide and implement twenty-first century information services for the UB health sciences community. The successful candidate will serve as the head of and full member of the HSLS team and will contribute to the research literacy efforts of students, faculty, staff, and key partners of the health science schools and their affiliates. The Head of HSLS will directly supervise liaisons to all of UB’s health science schools. The Head of HSLS will advocate for appropriate staffing levels and establish regular continuing education opportunities for current staff. The successful candidate will communicate actively with fellow professionals through research, publishing, and presentations at local, regional, and national venues.
Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent)
- At least five years of experience working in an academic health science library or library system
- Three or more years of managerial experience
- A record of successful leadership and administrative accomplishment
- Evidence of increasing responsibility in previous positions
- Extensive knowledge of scholarly resources used within the health sciences and/or related fields
- Extensive knowledge of the different information needs of the wide array of stakeholders in academic health science communities
- Proven leadership in implementing program assessment goals, strategies, and measures
- Strong service orientation and the ability to work effectively with colleagues, teaching faculty, clinicians, and community members in a diverse community
- Comfortable working in an environment undergoing transformative change
- Flexibility and the ability to react quickly to the changing needs of a vibrant academic community
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated professional development that includes publications, participation in professional associations and service to the profession, reflecting the capacity to achieve tenure
- Undergraduate or advanced degree in life science or health science field
Humanities Residency Librarian (Diversity and Innovation), Ithaca College Library (Apply by April 24)by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:12 am
Humanities Residency Librarian (Diversity and Innovation)
Ithaca College Library
Preference will be given to applications received by April 24, 2017. The projected position start date is August 2017
In support of Ithaca College’s commitment to inclusivity, the Ithaca College Library invites applications for a two-year residency program designed to increase the presence of historically underrepresented groups in the professional librarian ranks and introduce new and innovative perspectives to the Library. The residency provides an early-career librarian with a range of professional experience in a supportive environment for professional exploration and engagement. The program is intended to recruit a recent library school graduate who will contribute effectively to the diversity of the profession and obtain a meaningful work experience. The College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, is nestled in the heart of New York state’s Finger Lakes region. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.
- A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, preferably granted within the most recent 24 months of the hiring date
- demonstrated interest or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives undergraduate or graduate coursework in the humanities is preferred, as well as interest or experience in the digital humanities and user experience/user needs
- knowledge of current developments in academic librarianship, including current practices and technology in library instruction
- excellent presentation and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment
- ability to work collaboratively as well as independently with patrons from diverse backgrounds
- ability to deal positively, collegially, and proactively within a changing environment are required
Coordinator for Digital Archives and Records,University of Delaware Archives and Records Management (Apply by May 12)by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 10:16 am
Coordinator for Digital Archives and Records
University of Delaware Archives and Records Management
Job Reference: 104545
DEADLINE: May 12, 2017
University of Delaware Archives and Records Management seeks qualified applicants for the position of Coordinator for Digital Archives and Records. The person selected for this position will have primary responsibility for:
- Developing, implementing, and maintaining a digital asset management system to manage the electronic collections of the Archives Program,
- Developing, implementing, and maintaining resources for the intake and archiving of the university’s electronic records, including documents, databases and data sets, file formats of all types, and web content
- Working with university units to establish protocols and procedures for the transfer of electronic records and content to the Archives Program via the Records Management Program
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Graduate degree required. Graduate degree in Library and/or Information Science (MLIS, MLS, etc. from an ALA accredited institution) strongly preferred. Graduate degree in History or closely related discipline secondarily preferred. Coursework in Computer Science or closely related field preferred.
- Minimum of three years professional experience working as an archivist or digital archivist required. Experience in institutional settings (i.e., universities, companies, government agencies, etc.) strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of current developments and software used in the management of electronic records and digital preservation required.
- Understanding of and ability to apply controlled vocabularies and descriptive standards required.
- Familiarity with current archival metadata standards required.
- Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and to work collaboratively with university stakeholders to implement and run complex projects in a changing environment required.
- Effective written and oral communication skills required.
- Ability to work independently and ability to take initiative required.
- Familiarity with digital asset management systems, electronic content management systems, archives information management applications, and institutional repositories required.
- Demonstrated knowledge of archival, digital curation, and records management principles and best practices required.
- Familiarity with the history of the state of Delaware and that of the University of Delaware preferred.
- Experience with wide range of computing operating systems, storage systems, and file formats preferred.
- Prior experience supervising staff or students preferred.
- Track record of progressively responsible duties required.
- Strong interpersonal skills required.
BROWARD COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
LIBRARIAN FULL TIME POSITION
Salary Range - $44,975.98 - $71,781.73 annually per year (dependent upon qualifications)
Broward County, Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Librarian Full Time at various library locations. Additional vacancies may be filled from this recruitment.
This position is expected to serve in the capacity of Youth Services and Adult Services Librarian and may be assigned to any library location based on operational needs.
The purpose of this position is to plan, supervise and coordinate the activities of a service section. This includes supervising staff, project or program coordination cultivating outreach efforts, and supporting division-wide initiatives. This position is also responsible for collection development, youth and adult reference services, programs and readers advisory.
This announcement will remain active until a sufficient number of applications has been received and may close at any time.
Requirements: Requires a Master's degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or closely related field.
• Master's degree or higher in Education or related field that is separate but relevant from the Minimum Qualifications
• Post Master Certificate in Community Information Management
• ALA Leadership Certificate
• Post Master Certificate in Librarianship
• Grants Writing Experience
• Project Management Experience
• Desire to work with children and to plan and conduct children's programming
How to Apply: Your application must be received on-line at www.broward.org/careers by 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2017.
Be advised that during emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
BROWARD COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDER OF SERVICES
Job Description for Library Manager
Manager, E-Resources and Cataloging Librarian
Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
The E-resources and Cataloging Librarian will participate in the ongoing coordination and management of the library’s e-resources, catalog, and discovery system. Under direction of the Assistant Director, this individual will follow emerging technology trends and current best practices in order to anticipate academic users’ needs and preferences in a highly digital and mobile environment. The E-Resources and Cataloging Librarian will also participate in the selection, acquisition, and evaluation of electronic library resources.
• Manages and maintains timely access to all digital library resources including subscription databases, e-books, e-journals, full-text article links, and other e-resources.
• Performs cataloging activities and projects related to both print and e-resources.
• Serves as administrator of the integrated library system, OCLC’s World Share.
• Coordinates trial, acquisition and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and staff.
• Applies knowledge of best practices for discoverability of library resources to improve tools and workflows
• Communicates successfully with vendors and publishers to ensure continuous access to licensed resources and resolve access interruptions.
• Assists with the selection of new resources and ongoing review of current electronic resources.
• Assists with troubleshooting of the Library’s licensed e-resources, including e-books, e-journals, and databases.
• Delivers high-level customer service, including answering questions, recommending resources, providing instruction and/or educational sessions to users. Continually seeks new ways to improve efficiency and customer service.
• Special projects in support of library services on an as-needed basis
MLS degree Library Science degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).
Required Skills and Experience
• Working knowledge of integrated library systems, link resolvers, discovery systems, and other related resource management services.
• Knowledge of NLM cataloging and classification standards.
• Skills in developing, implementing, and monitoring policies, procedures, and workflows.
• Skills in utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting.
• Demonstrated commitment to service for students, staff and faculty and willingness to actively collaborate with colleagues in the Library and across the campus community.
• Demonstrated strong customer service skills.
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to quickly learn new skills.
• Ability to work well in collaborative, team-based enviroment
Preferred Skills and Experience
• Experience with OCLC World Share and Connexion
• Experience with MARC bibliographic and authorities formats and OCLC cataloging standards.
• Familiarity with SpringShare’s LipApps Product Suite
• Knowledge of best practices for managing access to electronic resources.
The Levy Library supports the education, research, and clinical information needs of the Mount Sinai Health System, including the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Library provides an inviting environment designed to facilitate research, study, and collaboration. It offers an extensive collection of biomedical databases, e-journals, e-books, and print resources; and serves as a resource on information retrieval, information management and scholarly communication issues.
The Library is a unit of Mount Sinai's Academic Informatics and Technology division. Academic Informatics and Technology also encompasses The Mount Sinai Archives and Records Management department; the Instructional Technology and Learning Systems team and the Academic Support and Learning Environments group.
For further information, please visit the library’s website: http://icahn.mssm.edu/about/ait/levy-library
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Laura Schimming, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Schimming, MLS
Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place, MS 1102 | New York, NY 10029
Social Sciences Data Librarian, University of Southern California
The USC Libraries actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge. We develop
collections and services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; value serving a culturally diverse community; build a community of critical consumers of information, and help develop engaged world citizens. Through these means, we contribute to the continued success of the University of Southern California. The USC Libraries includes the Doheny Memorial Library and fourteen specialized libraries with an operating budget of approximately $41 million. Through an active outreach program, librarians and staff at USC Libraries conduct orientations, workshops, and instruction sessions that reach thousands of undergraduate and graduate students annually.
The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative service- oriented librarian to spearhead social sciences data services in the USC Libraries and promote research data management, data literacy, and the use of social sciences data collections throughout the university. Reporting to the Head, Von Kleinsmid Center (VKC) Library, the Social Sciences Data Librarian will work collaboratively with the Libraries’ Visualization Specialist and with the Center for Advanced Study, the Norris Medical Library’s bioinformatics services, the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study’s digital humanities program, and the USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute to assist researchers pursuing data-related research. The Librarian will also identify new opportunities to promote data library services and expertise. The Librarian will collaborate with other colleagues within the USC Libraries on the development of collections, teaching, reference, and outreach services within the social sciences disciplines. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of current relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the USC community. This position requires a commitment to developing student-focused services and a combination of skills and confidence that will contribute to the transformation of instruction, outreach, reference, and collections at USC Libraries. We seek candidates motivated by a passion to develop transformative library services and invested in the future of librarianship. The successful candidate is expected to be creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. Duties include weekend and evening hours.
Minimum qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent is typically
required for a librarian appointment at USC.
In addition, candidates must provide examples of:
• Demonstrated knowledge of social science data sources, and proprietary and open-source statistical
• Demonstrated knowledge of data information literacy competencies
• Demonstrated knowledge of social science data sources (including ICPSR, U.S. Census, and
IPUMS), one or more proprietary and open-source statistical software (SPSS, Stata, SAS, and/or R)
• Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication trends and practices, social science research
methodologies, and research data management principles and best practices
• Experience providing instruction and consultations in a research or library setting
• Experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
• A strong commitment to user-centered services
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• An advanced academic degree in the social sciences, behavioral sciences, or data sciences
• Experience working with spatial and qualitative data and software
• Understanding of intellectual property, copyright, and ethical issues in social sciences research
• Demonstrated knowledge of government information (federal and international) data sources
• Demonstrated knowledge of digital humanities programs
Physical Sciences Librarian and Head of Steacie Science and Engineering Library, York University Libraries, York University (Apply by June 2, 2017)by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 01:33 pm
Physical Sciences Librarian and Head of Steacie Science and Engineering Library,
York University Libraries, York University
DEADLINE: June 2, 2017
The Steacie Science and Engineering Library has 4.5 full-time librarians and 5.5 full-time support staff and is one of seven libraries in four buildings within the York University Libraries system. It attracts half a million visitors a year and provides specialized resources, research support and information literacy sessions to York’s science, engineering and health programs. Steacie Library takes pride in its extensive information literacy program and successful community outreach events such as its Hackfest, the Ada Lovelace Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Open Access Week and Science Literacy Week.
York University Libraries seeks an innovative and visionary leader who will inspire the librarians and staff of the Steacie Science and Engineering Library to match the ambition of York’s growing Science, Engineering and Health faculties.
This is a continuing appointment with an expected designation of Assistant, Associate or Senior Librarian, depending on qualifications. York offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and an exceptional benefits package.
The appointment as head of the Steacie Science and Engineering Library is a five-year term (with possibility of renewal), providing leadership and direction for the department, working collegially with librarians and consultatively with department staff.
- an ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent with graduation year of 2007 or later
- academic background in the physical sciences or equivalent library professional or work experience in these subject areas
- demonstration of a progression of leadership responsibilities and evidence of building effective working relationships with institutional colleagues
- demonstrated understanding of information literacy and research competencies in science and STS
- demonstrated understanding of the research culture of science and technology, including scholarly communication, publishing trends and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers in the physical sciences
- demonstrated expertise with relevant information sources in science and technology, particularly for chemistry, physics and astronomy, including chemical structure searching
- understanding of the changing role of academic libraries in higher education and an ability to envision innovative and creative methods of integrating and employing digital technologies
- established record of research, publication and professional development
- strong public service philosophy and evidence of professional initiative and leadership
- strong written and oral communication skills
- ability to work collegially with a diverse population of colleagues and patrons
- ability to handle multiple responsibilities and manage priorities.
Systems Librarian, Chabot College
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
DEADLINE: May 3, 2017
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Librarian for Chabot College in Hayward, California.
- Serve as systems administrator of OCLC Worldshare and catalog requests in EBSCOhost Discovery Service including troubleshooting, upgrading, evaluating and manipulating the systems to optimize functionality. Serve as primary contact with OCLC for software and customer account issues.
- Prepare and disseminate clear, up-to-date policies and procedures that govern WMS and EDS (with respect to the catalog).
- Provide original and final cataloging to library materials that are new or unique to Chabot College Library.
- Final implementation responsibility for all cataloging policies and procedures within Worldshare system.
- Coordinate with and train library technicians on circulation and copy cataloging in the Worldshare system.
- In collaboration with the Library Coordinator, ensure that library procedures and policies are followed consistently.
- Coordinate all aspects of the library’s web presence with the Information Literacy and Technology Librarian and the College and District IT departments with primary responsibility for the web presence of the catalog.
- Act as key member of library team in developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the library’s programs and services.
- Provide reference services in a multimedia environment to students, staff and faculty.
- Provide library outreach activities to the college community.
- Teach effective information competency research strategies.
- Act as a library liaison to at least one instructional division.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Participate in campus and district professional activities, which may include but are not limited to, committee membership, staff development, and collegial meetings.
- Teach late afternoon, evening, weekend, distance learning and/or off campus classes when scheduled as part of the regular librarian assignment.
- Participate in on-going assessment of library programs including program review, strategic planning, and the development and implementation of new services, systems, and programs.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities
- Master’s in library science, library and information science, OR the equivalent.
- You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by 11:59:59 p.m. (PST) on the closing date
- Experience providing innovative and creative leadership in the development of library programs and services.
- Experience with the functions of Ebscohost Discovery Service or similar Discovery system that functions as the OPAC of the Library Catalog.
- Experience providing information competency instruction in a community college library.
- Experience providing reference services in an academic library setting.
- Experience in outreach activities for students and faculty.
- Experience in cataloging and management of processes in the library’s Technical Services Department.
- Evidence of interest in working in the community college setting.
- Evidence of ability to work effectively as the leader as a member of the Technical Services team.