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Discussion Librarian-In-Residence, University of Arkansas

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 09:46 am

F267P, Librarian-In-Residence

Apply to: https://jobs.uark.edu/postings/17013

https://jobs.uark.edu/login

F267P, Librarian-In-Residence

Apply to: https://jobs.uark.edu/postings/17013

https://jobs.uark.edu/login

The University Libraries system is comprised of David W. Mullins (main) Library, the Physics Library, the Chemistry and Biochemistry Library, the Fine Arts Library, and the Robert A. and Vivian Young Law Library. Combined holdings number over 2 million volumes. The libraries participate in the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Center for Research Libraries, and other state and national consortia. Library personnel (FTE) include 59 faculty and professional staff, 67 support staff, and 27 student assistants.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The University of Arkansas (UA) Libraries Librarian-in-Residence Program offers an entry-level librarian an opportunity to further their training and begin an exciting career in academic librarianship. The program supports the Libraries’ and the University’s commitment to achieving a culturally diverse faculty and provides the opportunity for a Resident to experience, over two years (third year optional), three areas of librarianship and to develop a specialization. The holistic experience, including professional travel and assigned time for scholarship, will give the Resident a competitive advantage in the search for a successive professional position. (http://libraries.uark.edu/diversity/residency/overview.asp)

The Resident will have the opportunity to serve in three functional areas the first year, determined mutually by the Resident’s interests and the needs of the Libraries, and attend and become engaged in professional committees and organizations. In the second year, the Resident will begin to specialize by contributing to two functional areas of his or her choosing and to formulate the basis for a capstone project. If mutually agreeable, the optional third year allows the Resident to hone specialization in one area and complete a capstone project, preferably suitable for publication. The successful candidate should possess a strong interest in academic librarianship; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentation skills; and the ability to be flexible and motivated in the face of changing work assignments, projects, and departments.

Non-tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor. Two-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Amaster's degree from an ALA-accredited program granted within the past two years
  • Demonstrated experience in performing service activities
  • Demonstrated experience providing support for diversity initiatives

Preferred Qualifications

  • Membership in a professional library organization
  • Active involvement with professional library diversity initiatives (e.g., the ARL SAA Mosaic, ACE Scholars, ALA Spectrum Scholars programs or ARL/MLA Diversity & Inclusion Initiative)

Apply to: https://jobs.uark.edu/postings/17013

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Discussion Assistant Librarian, Cornell Law Library

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 11:53 am

Assistant Librarian, Cornell Law Library Diversity Fellowship 

Candidates should include in their cover letter a description of their knowledge and experience that demonstrates engagement in underrepresented communities and the ability to transfer this asset to a research, learning, and instructional context.  Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.  For more information, contact Thomas Mills, Director for Collections & Faculty Services, at 607-255-5859, or twm26@cornell.edu

 

Assistant Librarian, Cornell Law Library Diversity Fellowship 

Candidates should include in their cover letter a description of their knowledge and experience that demonstrates engagement in underrepresented communities and the ability to transfer this asset to a research, learning, and instructional context.  Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.  For more information, contact Thomas Mills, Director for Collections & Faculty Services, at 607-255-5859, or twm26@cornell.edu

 

Cornell Law Library is committed to diversity and is actively seeking to foster and support the growth and development of librarians from underrepresented groups through the Law Library Diversity Fellowship. We value qualified candidates who can enrich our community with variety of backgrounds and experiences.

 POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Diversity Fellowship is designed for recent JD/MLS graduates who want the opportunity to learn about academic law libraries and acquire core competencies and skills in research, scholarship and instruction. The program allows the Library Fellow, who reports to the Head of Research and Instruction, the unique opportunity to work in a variety of functional areas, explore new information technologies, collaborate on projects, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment. A flexible program will be developed to balance the Fellow’s individual goals and interests with the Law Library’s needs. In addition, the Fellow's professional interests will be supported with a mentoring program, specialized training, continuing education, and participation on library committees.
This is a fully funded one or two-year appointment, dependent on the successful candidate’s preference, available on July 1, 2017. The start date is negotiable. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Requirements: 

  • JD/MLS from ABA- and ALA-accredited institutions respectively. Graduation from either program should be within the last three years.
  • Knowledge of legal research strategies.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment that emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library research services

Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.  For more information, contact Thomas Mills, Director for Collections & Faculty Services, at 607-255-5859, or twm26@cornell.edu

 

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Discussion Branch Managers, Columbus Metropolitan Library (apply by Nov. 30)

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 11:53 am

 Branch Manager 

Apply to: columbuslibrary.org/careers

Deadline: Nov. 30

 Branch Manager 

Apply to: columbuslibrary.org/careers

Deadline: Nov. 30

Columbus Metropolitan Library is an award-winning profession leader. We’ve
been ranked the number one library in the nation multiple times, Library Journal
named us National Library of the Year in 2010 and in 2011 we earned the
National Medal for Community Service. Our customers experience world-class
service and hiring exceptional staff is the key to our success. We’re embracing
the changing role of libraries in the digital age and evolving our services to meet
the needs of our customers. We are imbedded in the diverse communities we
serve. We work with partners and community leaders to ensure we understand
and meet the needs of our customers in these unique neighborhoods.

POSITION DESCRIPTION;

Our branch managers have the unique opportunity to lead Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) award-winning branches in busy and diverse neighborhoods. We are actively seeking candidates for three specific branches: Northern Lights, Shepard, Northside (open 2017.) All three locations are part of CML’s 10-project aspirational building program and are blueprints for the next generation library we’re providing customers. The branch manager leads a team that provides world-class customer service to diverse people of all ages who rely on the vital programs, services and access to technology that CML brings to the community. As a community leader, the branch manager advances partnerships with organizations that share our vision and purpose, and help us achieve positive outcomes that move our library and community forward together in a changing world. This position has a high level of independence in managing staff and materials to achieve the library’s goals. The branch manager aligns programs and activities with the library’s strategic and tactical plan objectives. As an industry leader, we are looking for stellar talent; our pay and benefits are highly competitive.

 

Apply to: columbuslibrary.org/careers

Deadline: Nov. 30

 

 

 

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Discussion Research Services Librarian, Sarah Lawrence College Library

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 11:52 am

S00029P, Research Services Librarian 

Apply to:  https://slc.peopleadmin.com/postings/779

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

 

S00029P, Research Services Librarian 

Apply to:  https://slc.peopleadmin.com/postings/779

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

 

The Sarah Lawrence College Library seeks a Research Services Librarian who has a strong commitment to public service and is a highly motivated research support and education professional who enjoys providing both personalized and group library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in a small academic library.

 

Essential Duties Summary
• Offer library instruction sessions and provide research assistance to undergraduate and graduate students.
• Perform collection development and maintenance duties including purchasing, collection analysis, and weeding.
• Collaborate on research guides and social media presence. Manage the Personal Librarian Program.
• Participate in rotation at the Information desk.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• A bachelor’s and master’s degree (or higher).
• Ability to work independently, prioritize, and exercise initiative and judgment.
• Strong interpersonal skills, mature, and the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Commitment to public service.
• Must be detailed‐oriented, congenial, patient, and reliable.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Three years of experience working in an academic library setting.

MLIS/MLS preferred

Apply to:  https://slc.peopleadmin.com/postings/779

 

 

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Discussion NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award to attend ALA Annual Conference 2017 (apply by Dec. 14)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 11:29 am

Are you looking for funds to help pay for your trip to ALA’s 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL?

Apply by Wednesday, December 14, 2016 for the NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award and you may receive a $1000 check to help defray the cost of attendance!

Applicants must:
1. Be a member of ALA and NMRT
2. Be active in the library profession
3. Show promise for activity in the area of professional development
4. Have a valid financial need
5. Have attended no more than five ALA annual conferences

Are you looking for funds to help pay for your trip to ALA’s 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL?

Apply by Wednesday, December 14, 2016 for the NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award and you may receive a $1000 check to help defray the cost of attendance!

Applicants must:
1. Be a member of ALA and NMRT
2. Be active in the library profession
3. Show promise for activity in the area of professional development
4. Have a valid financial need
5. Have attended no more than five ALA annual conferences

To apply, please visit:http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/nmrt/initiatives/applyforfunds/shirleyo...

Please e-mail Alexandra Janvey (alexandra.janvey@gmail.com) if you have any additional questions.

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Discussion International Studies Librarian, The University of Iowa Libraries ( apply by Nov. 30)

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 11:21 am

 Librarian (PLB1-3A) or Specialist Librarian (PLB2-4A)

Apply to:  https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/70007

Deadline: Novemeber 30, 2016 by 11:59PM 

 

 Librarian (PLB1-3A) or Specialist Librarian (PLB2-4A)

Apply to:  https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/70007

Deadline: Novemeber 30, 2016 by 11:59PM 

 

The University of Iowa Libraries system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and 5 branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University’s locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our special collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists’ books.

Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Hathi Trust, ARL, OCLC, Library Publishing Coalition, DPN, ORCID, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts. Lastly, we are a founding member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 

The University of Iowa Libraries seeks a self-motivated, forward-thinking, and engaged area studies professional for an International Studies Librarian position. Reporting to the Head of Research & Library Instruction (RLI), the International Studies Librarian serves as the subject liaison for African, Middle Eastern, and/or South Asian studies and supports the research, teaching, and learning of faculty and students in African Studies, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, and/or South Asian Studies. The final assignment of subject areas will depend on the strengths of the successful candidate. The International Studies Librarian will assume direct responsibility for collection development, reference and research consultations, and instruction for a primary and a secondary area of specialty.

Responsibilities:

· Serves as primary liaison to the African Studies Program, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, and/or South Asian Studies. Develops and manages the library's collections in the humanities and social sciences in these areas. Responsibilities include selecting materials in all formats, working with vendors, managing budgets, and other collection-related activities. Provides instruction, workshops, credit courses, and other kinds of outreach, developing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and students. Participates in general RLI activities.
· Engages collaboratively with other library staff and with relevant academic departments and program to enhance scholarship and teaching through innovative uses of technology.
· Participates in outreach efforts to faculty and students, encouraging positive change in the system of scholarly publishing and communication.
· Participates in Libraries' initiatives outside RLI by serving on Libraries' and campus committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events.
· Participates in relevant consortial activities.
· Maintains a course of personal professional development through active participation in professional associations or other appropriate professional activity.

Required Education & Experience:

· MLS from an ALA-accredited institution with a strong academic background in African, Middle Eastern, and/or South Asian studies; or an advanced degree in African, Middle Eastern, and/or South Asian studies or a related field and significant library work experience.
For appointment at the Specialist Librarian level: two years of professional experience plus demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate's value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.
· Knowledge of current developments in scholarship and teaching of African, Middle Eastern, and/or South Asian Studies.
· Proficiency in a non-western language relevant to African, Middle Eastern, and/or South Asian studies, with a preference for Arabic, Hindi, or Swahili. Reading knowledge of additional languages is desired.
· Excellent communication skills in English as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
· Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies as they apply to collection development, instruction, and reference and research services.
· Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration and cooperation are essential.
· Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.
· Demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate's value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.

Desired Qualifications:

· Experience selecting and managing research collections in African, Middle Eastern, and/or South Asian studies or a related area.
· Familiarity with concepts, trends and assessment methods related to information literacy and instructional technology.
· Experience teaching in a library or academic setting.

 

Apply to:  https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/70007

Deadline: Novemeber 30, 2016 by 11:59PM 

 

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Discussion North Carolina State Fellows 2017-2019, North Carolina State Libraries ( apply by Dec. 1)

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 11:15 am

00061609, Library Fellow, North Caroline State Libraries 

Apply to:  https://jobs.ncsu.edu/

Deadline: Dec 1st 

00061609, Library Fellow, North Caroline State Libraries 

Apply to:  https://jobs.ncsu.edu/

Deadline: Dec 1st 

The NCSU Libraries has a well-earned reputation for creating adventurous library spaces and innovative services that delight today’s students and researchers. The award-winning James B. Hunt Jr. Library offers faculty and students access to advanced technologies such as large-scale visualization, simulated environments, 3D imagery, and interactive computing that are enabling revolutionary ways to see and use information. An iconic building that captures NC State’s spirit of innovation in education and research, the Hunt Library is recognized as one of the world’s most creative learning and collaborative spaces and a model for “the library of the future”. The D. H. Hill Library, serving the main campus, combines the best of tradition and innovation, housing special collections and a beautiful gallery alongside vibrant, experiential spaces such as the Learning Commons, Visualization Studio, and Makerspace. For the NCSU Libraries, shaping the future of librarianship includes a sustained commitment to creating a welcoming atmosphere for diverse populations and increasing diversity in profession.  If you are a person who would like to provide a new generation of library users with everything they can imagine and more, consider applying for this position.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The NCSU Libraries has a well-earned reputation for creating adventurous library spaces and innovative services that delight today’s students and researchers. The award-winning James B. Hunt Jr. Library offers faculty and students access to advanced technologies such as large-scale visualization, simulated environments, 3D imagery, and interactive computing that are enabling revolutionary ways to see and use information. An iconic building that captures NC State’s spirit of innovation in education and research, the Hunt Library is recognized as one of the world’s most creative learning and collaborative spaces and a model for “the library of the future”. The D. H. Hill Library, serving the main campus, combines the best of tradition and innovation, housing special collections and a beautiful gallery alongside vibrant, experiential spaces such as the Learning Commons, Visualization Studio, and Makerspace. For the NCSU Libraries, shaping the future of librarianship includes a sustained commitment to creating a welcoming atmosphere for diverse populations and increasing diversity in profession. 

To learn more about the Fellows Program, please visit our website at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/fellows

https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/epa/fellows17-19_va

Qualifications

The Libraries seeks a diverse pool of applicants with ALA-accredited M.L.S. or M.I.S. degrees awarded between September 2016 and August 2017. Required for consideration:

  • demonstrated potential to develop expertise in science or engineering librarianship, in current and emerging digital technologies, or in management and administration of academic libraries
  • evidence of leadership potential, including excellent interpersonal skills and ability to perform in a highly interactive team environment
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • demonstrated understanding of the educational mission of a research university and its role in valuing and nurturing demographic and intellectual diversity internship or practicum in a research-oriented environment is desirable

Apply to:  https://jobs.ncsu.edu/

Deadline: Dec 1st 

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Discussion Japanese Studies Librarian,The University of Iowa Libraries ( apply by November 30)

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 10:57 am

Japanese Studies Librarian
Librarian (PLB1/3A) or Specialist Librarian (PLB2/4A)

Apply at: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/70010

The deadline is on November 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

 

Japanese Studies Librarian
Librarian (PLB1/3A) or Specialist Librarian (PLB2/4A)

Apply at: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/70010

The deadline is on November 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

 

The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,700 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving just over 32,000 students, more than 33% of whom are from out of state and close to 8,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University’s faculty and staff and 17% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 13% of the students are from foreign countries.

The University of Iowa is home to the Writers’ Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. In 2008, UNESCO designated Iowa City as a world City of Literature.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The University of Iowa Libraries seeks a self-motivated and forward-thinking professional for the Japanese Studies Librarian position. Reporting to the Head of Research & Library Instruction (RLI), the Japanese Studies Librarian serves as the subject liaison for Japanese and Korean studies and supports the research, teaching, and learning of faculty and students of Japanese and Korean studies in various departments and programs. The Japanese Studies Librarian will assume direct responsibility for collection development, reference and research consultations, and instruction for a diverse community of faculty and students. The Japanese Studies Librarian will consult on or perform original and copy cataloging for Japanese-language materials.

Specific Responsibilities:
· Develops and manages the library's collections in the humanities and social sciences in Japanese and Korean Studies. Responsibilities include selecting materials in all formats, and in Japanese, English and other European languages relating to Japanese Studies; managing the acquisitions budgets for Japanese and Korean studies materials; maintaining a good relationship with Japanese and Korean vendors, and keeping current with the book market, trade, and electronic resource developments for Japanese and Korean studies.
· Serves as primary liaison to Japanese and Korean studies faculty and students, primarily in the Department of Asian & Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.
· Provides instruction, workshops, credit courses, and other kinds of outreach, developing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and students.
· Engages collaboratively with other library staff and with relevant academic departments and program to enhance scholarship and teaching.
· Participates in Libraries' initiatives outside RLI by serving on Libraries' and campus committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events.
· Participates in relevant consortial activities.
· Maintains a course of personal professional development through active participation in professional associations or other appropriate professional activity.

Required Education & Experience:
· MLS from an ALA-accredited institution with a strong academic background in Japanese Studies; or an advanced degree in Japanese studies or a related field and significant library work experience.
For appointment at the Specialist Librarian level: two years of professional experience plus demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate's value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.
· Proficiency in Japanese.
· Experience in Japanese Studies collection development and management
· Knowledge of current developments in scholarship and teaching of Japanese Studies.
· Excellent communication skills in English as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
· Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies as they apply to collection development, instruction, and reference and research services.
· Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration and cooperation are essential.
· Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.
· Demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate's value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.
· Demonstrated understanding of the mission of a research university and the mission and functions of a large research library.

Desired Qualifications:
· Reading knowledge of Korean and other languages.
· Knowledge of current developments in the scholarship and teaching of Korean studies.
· Experience in selecting and managing research collections in Korean studies.
· Familiarity with cataloging materials in Japanese and Korean.
· Familiarity with concepts, trends and assessment methods related to information literacy and instructional technology.
· Experience teaching in a library or academic setting.

Universal Competencies:
· Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
· Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
· Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.

 

Apply at: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/70010
The deadline is on November 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

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Discussion Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 10:56 am

Send application materials to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu

Send application materials to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu

The Loyola Notre Dame Library subscribes to 160 electronic resources and packages including databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and streaming media. The Library is a member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST), Maryland Digital Library (MDL), LYRASIS, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and University Libraries (AJCU) and Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The Library serves two adjacent master’s large universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 6,446 FTE that includes 5,099 FTE at Loyola and 1,347 FTE at Notre Dame.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks an energetic and inquisitive librarian with experience in electronic resources to join our Acquisitions Unit. The Electronic Resources Librarian will manage the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library to provide accurate access to electronic content. Under the supervision of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver and proactively incorporate new and emerging practices and technology into the electronic resources environment. The Electronic Resources Librarian will be interested in continual learning and the application of expertise developed through work experience and professional development opportunities. The individual must have the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems that occur in an academic library.
Position Responsibilities:
· Manages the life cycle of electronic resources in all formats including acquisition, trials, license review, access management, renewal, and cancellations. The Electronic Resources Librarian will also coordinate proxy stanza updates.
· Acts as primary point of communications with vendors, publishers, consortia, public, and library staff for electronic resources.
· Troubleshoots electronic resources and manages access within the discovery service, knowledgebase, and link resolver. The Loyola Notre Dame Library subscribes currently to EBSCO’s EDS suite of services.
· Monitors electronic resources fund expenditures and tracks against budget allocations.
· Leads data gathering and evaluation of pricing, usage, and other metrics to support budget processes and annual reporting requirements.
· Recommends and leads projects to optimize electronic resource acquisitions workflows that ensure efficiency and effectiveness of library operations.
· Advises and collaborates with ILL on issues regarding access and use of electronic content.
· Engages and remains current on library trends. Takes the initiative to make recommendations and investigate emerging opportunities.
· Participates and is an active member of internal/external teams and committees.
· Brings creative and new ideas, recommends new projects and suggests collaborative workflow plans.
· Works with and trains student assistants on projects as assigned.
· Performs liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications:
• ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science
• Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends related to electronic resource management
• Experience managing access to electronic resources
• Experience managing one or more electronic resources technologies (ex. discovery service, knowledgebase, link resolver, ERMS)
• Skill in planning and organizing projects
• Strong analytical skills
• Strong commitment to customer service
• Experience working with an Integrated Library System or a next-generation resource management system
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively
• Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development
Preferred Qualifications:
• Professional experience supporting electronic resource life cycle activities in an academic library
• Experience evaluating electronic resource use and discovery
• Experience in technical troubleshooting and communicating with vendor technical support operations
• Understanding of the relationships between electronic resources management and coordination needed with other library departments such as Cataloging and Metadata, Interlibrary Loan, and Technology Services.
• Evidence of establishing and maintaining excellent vendor relationships
• Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues; awareness of issues surrounding scholarly communication and open access

Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Electronic Resources Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

 

 

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Discussion Manager IV, Chief Analytics Officer, San Francisco Public Library (apply by Nov. 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 09:59 am

0932 Manager IV, Chief Analytics Officer
Recruitment #PBT-0932-071314

Apply at: https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=PBT&R2=0932&R3=071314

The deadline is on November 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

0932 Manager IV, Chief Analytics Officer
Recruitment #PBT-0932-071314

Apply at: https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=PBT&R2=0932&R3=071314

The deadline is on November 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

The San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) is one of the premier urban public libraries in the country, and a leader in creating visionary policies and innovative programs that promote literacy and learning, digital inclusion, social justice, and healthy communities. It embraces its role as the most democratic of institutions, providing safe and welcoming facilities for all members of the community. SFPL is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning and the joys of reading for our diverse community. For more information about SFPL, visit http://sfpl.org.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Deputy City Librarian, the Chief Analytics Officer will lead a new Research, Strategy and Analytics Unit with system-wide charge and organizational responsibility to collect, organize, validate and analyze data from a variety of sources and advance a data-driven culture within San Francisco Public Library (SFPL). The Chief Analytics Officer is a senior management level position and a key member of SFPL’s executive leadership team to improve efficiencies, demonstrate outcomes, provide analytical support and develop performance metrics for new projects and initiatives. The Chief Analytics Officer will serve as SFPL’s lead consultant tasked with manipulating data into actionable insights to inform understanding of patron’s usage behaviors, residents’ needs for library services and changing community demographics. These efforts will influence strategic initiatives and service planning for SFPL.

The Ideal Candidate:

We welcome candidates who will bring a focus on organizational excellence and outcome measurement, and lead through influence by making connections with internal stakeholders within SFPL and the City and County of San Francisco. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who will bring a portfolio of proven success to a dynamic organization.

Essential job duties include, but are not limited to:

• Plan, monitor, evaluate and supervise the operation of the Research, Strategy and Analytics Unit.
• Oversee the development and implementation of both performance metrics for SFPL processes, projects and initiatives and business intelligence software to collect, analyze and display operational metrics related to SFPL’s strategic initiatives.
• Oversee the development of both reports and dashboards for staff and management to monitor progress toward achieving Departmental goals and objectives.
• Oversee the design, coordination and evaluation of ongoing survey instruments for internal and external stakeholders.
• Direct the preparation and maintenance of complex statistical and operational reports for SFPL Management, Library Commission and City and County of San Francisco partners designed to inform management decisions.
• Direct the gathering and complex analysis of information necessary to document and evaluate processes.
• Monitor trends in library usage to inform data driven decision making and resource allocation.
• Analyze and evaluate programs, including grants funded by the Friends of San Francisco Public Library.
• Serve as SFPL’s lead consultant tasked with manipulating library usage data into actionable insights.
• Contribute to the development of policy recommendations and implementation of SFPL policies and procedures.
• Identify emerging trends.
• Assist in the implementation of new innovations and programs.
• Work with SFPL’s executive leadership team in the determination of resource allocation and levels of service according to established policies.
• Develop, implement and direct major or complex projects or programs which span a number of SFPL’s established sections or divisions.
• Give guidance in the identification and development of SFPL’s measures, targets and initiatives.
• Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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