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Discussion Library Systems Specialist, William Paterson University - Wayne, NJ

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 09:49 am

Library Systems Specialist, David & Lorraine Cheng Library
Job Code 649BCA

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as a Library Systems Specialist.

Library Systems Specialist, David & Lorraine Cheng Library
Job Code 649BCA

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as a Library Systems Specialist.

Under the direction of the Head of Library Information Systems, the Systems Specialist is primarily responsible for the administration of all components and delivery of technical support for the Voyager online system. Related responsibilities include system administration, security, users, profiles, policies, circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, serials management, and statistical data reporting.  S/he serves as primary technical liaison with ILS vendor, Ex Libris; troubleshoots hardware and software problems with the Voyager and other assigned systems; provide technical support for the management of OCLC software and services and works collaboratively with the Resource Management/Library Information Systems Team to coordinate database maintenance and interdepartmental projects. The selected candidate uses a variety of softwaretools to extract and manipulate data from various sources. Develops and implements procedures to integrate various systems and serves on committees and participates in department related programs.

ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent (by time of appointment) is required. A second graduate degree is required for tenure. At least one (1) year of professional experience working with library systems (preferably Voyager); experience working withdatabases and SQL; working knowledge of  programming/scripting languages such as Python, Perl, PHP, Unix shell scripting and computer knowledge necessary to perform technical-support related tasks are required. In addition, excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills; and a strong commitment to service and professional development are required.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Pamela Vovchuk at LibrarySearch@wpunj.edu or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Cheng Library, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submission preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  For additional information about the University visit www.wpunj.edu.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

____________________________________

Judy Matthew
Head of Periodicals / Document Delivery
David and Lorraine Cheng Library
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Phone:  973.720.2346
Fax: 973.720.2009
Email: matthewj@wpunj.edu

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Discussion eLearning Librarian, University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Collections and Archives Division (apply by April 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 11:11 am

Librarian Position Available: eLearning Librarian (R99682) - https://ualr.peopleadmin.com/postings/4622

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Collections and Archives Division is in the beginning stage of implementing a bold vision for a technology-rich library and archives organization at the center of Arkansas' top metropolitan, community-engaged research university. The division is seeking applicants for a position that will be pivotal in implementing that bold vision.

The eLearning Librarian (R99682) is a 12-month library faculty position with rank leading to tenure. Reporting to the Ottenheimer Library’s Student Success Coordinator, the eLearning Librarian collaborates with personnel across the division and throughout the university to promote student success through the delivery of library resources and support for students and faculty engaged in online instruction, extended programs and distance learning. The position requires a master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school. One or more years of professional experience in an academiclibrary setting, and experience in online teaching and/or instructional design are desired.

UALR is a vibrant, community-engaged metropolitan research university with approximately 12,000 students. The Collections and Archives Division comprises the university library and two active archives centers and strives to meet the needs of the university and 21st-century students by focusing on discovery, access, and digital initiatives. The university is located in Little Rock, Arkansas, the heart of the state's business, government, arts, and culture life. From a rich view of its history to a visible commitment to the technological future and from its myriad options for outdoor activities to its nightlife and entertainment options, Little Rock (www.littlerock.com) and UALR (ualr.edu) make a great place to call home.

Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources' website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Closing date is April 18, 2016.

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Discussion Public Services Librarian II, Cuyahoga County Public Library (apply by April 16)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 11:05 am

The Cuyahoga County Public Library has a full-time Public Services Librarian II opportunity in the Children’s area of the Parma Heights Branch.

This position is full time with a beginning annual rate of $50,461 to $61,204. This position closes on 4/16/16.

General Summary:

The Cuyahoga County Public Library has a full-time Public Services Librarian II opportunity in the Children’s area of the Parma Heights Branch.

This position is full time with a beginning annual rate of $50,461 to $61,204. This position closes on 4/16/16.

General Summary:

Under limited supervision, provides reference and reader advisory services to customers. Instructs users in operation of library services and equipment. Participates in collection development and maintenance activities of the assigned subject area. Develops new and maintains ongoing programs and outreach opportunities to promote literacy. May serve as a person-in-charge of a branch and may supervise positions noted above.  Assesses needs of the community and coordinates age appropriate outreach and program activities to ensure the goals and objectives of the library system are met.  Supervisor of staffing and services for age group specialty.  

Education and Experience:

To qualify, you must have a Master's degree in Library Science and two to four years of library service experience

To learn more about this exciting opportunity and to apply online, please visit our website at www.cuyahogalibrary.org.

Lisa Keefer, PHR
HR Specialist
Cuyahoga County Public Library
www.cuyahogalibrary.org

 

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Discussion Coordinator of Scholarly Publishing, BGSU University Libraries - OH (apply by April 22)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 10:36 am

Coordinator of Scholarly Publishing
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

University Libraries 

Coordinator of Scholarly Publishing
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

University Libraries 

Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, top 100 public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”

The Coordinator of Scholarly Publishing provides leadership and is responsible for all aspects of BGSU’s Institutional Repository (IR), ScholarWorks@BGSU (http://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/), including daily operations, creation of policies and procedures, and assessment.  Serves as library resource on copyright, fair use and open access issues.  Serves as point person within the University Libraries to connect people across campus with resources related to scholarly publishing, including grant writing as well as outreach to stakeholders to create partnerships and collaborations. This position has many other related duties and is in Bowling Green Ohio. This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants to this search that applied during the February 29 – March 22 recruitment period need not reapply to still be considered. Deadline to apply: April 22, 2016.

Full time Administrative Staff position available. For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources. Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

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Discussion Web Services Librarian, University of Montana Mansfield Library (apply by April 24)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 10:33 am

University of Montana Mansfield Library
Web Services Librarian

The Mansfield Library at the University of Montana (UM) seeks a collegial, creative, enterprising, collaborative, and user-focused librarian for the position of Web Services Librarian.  This is a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level.  The ideal candidate will be service-oriented, forward-looking, and innovative, and will play a key role in overseeing the content strategy for the Library’s web site.

University of Montana Mansfield Library
Web Services Librarian

The Mansfield Library at the University of Montana (UM) seeks a collegial, creative, enterprising, collaborative, and user-focused librarian for the position of Web Services Librarian.  This is a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level.  The ideal candidate will be service-oriented, forward-looking, and innovative, and will play a key role in overseeing the content strategy for the Library’s web site.

Reporting to the Head of the Information and Research Services Division, the Web Services Librarian will also provide research and instruction services to faculty, students, and staff, and will partner with faculty to develop and expand online library services to support research and the educational mission of the University.    Active engagement in the library and information science profession as a whole is encouraged and supported.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide organization and ongoing maintenance  for the library web presence which includes the main website, exhibitions, and social media applications to ensure the web presence is relevant, accurate, user-centered and accessible
  • Understand the user experience and conduct ongoing user research and/or usability studies to determine if the web presence meets the needs of users in discovering and accessing library instruction, collections and services
  • Create, update, and maintain web content focused on user services, and  create web-based assignment and research guides
  • Assemble, distribute, and evaluate web analytics focused on user services
  • Audit, assess, and improve existing web content, identify new content needs and design content workflow and governance structures
  • Collaborate with others to create and implement web-based services, including tutorials, podcasts, blogs, mobile applications and dynamic content
  • Work closely with Unit Heads and the library’s IT and Systems on the library’s web projects
  • Work closely with others to develop web branding and virtual outreach, including web promotions, email campaigns, etc. and establish and promote the use of a web style-guide, web policies and branding guidelines
  • Serve as the library expert and representative of user experience with the web presence and for the improvement of the user virtual experience
  • Provide reference in-person and online, in regular evening and weekend reference duties during the semester
  • Develop collaborative ongoing relationships with faculty, students and staff to support teaching, learning and research as liaison to specific departments 
  • Assist in instruction and collection development with liaison departments

Required Qualifications

  • MLS from ALA-accredited institution
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills,  including the ability to facilitate discussion about web design, content and technology
  • Experience with and knowledge of current web and digital content technologies, including evaluation and analytics
  • Knowledge of user-experience and usability design on library websites
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize, and prioritize work assignments as a team member and independently
  • Knowledge, skills, or experience in web content development through course works, internships, and other venues
  • Ability to work collaboratively and creatively with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong commitment to serving diverse user populations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with ADA standards
  • Experience with HTML5 and CSS, PHP and JavaScript
  • Experience with Universal Design principles

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, 12-month appointment, and tenure-track faculty position, with a minimum salary of $47,000 annually, depending on qualification and experience.  Benefits include:  Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, and professional development/wellness program.   A summary of Benefits can be found at: http://www.umt.edu/hrs/Personnel

About University and Mansfield Library

Located at the heart of western Montana's stunning natural landscape, UM is a magnet not only for top-notch teachers and researchers, but also for students from across the country and around the globe. A city within a city - with its own eateries, stores, medical facilities, banking and postal services, and zip code - UM has a rich culture and is highly committed to building a culturally diverse environment.

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library is the largest research library in the state of Montana with a tradition of collaboration with state and regional library partners. The Mansfield Library is a leader in the state in the use of technology to extend services and collections to the citizens and university's global community. On campus, the Mansfield Library is heavily used by students and researchers alike as a learning hub and social place offering opportunities for cultural and intellectual pursuits through its successful instructional programs, exhibits, collections and events.

HOW TO APPLY

Application materials received by April 24, 2016 will be given full consideration. Applications received after April 24th may be considered as the position will be open until filled.

Complete applications must include:

  • Letter of Interest - specifically addressing the listed qualifications
  • A current Curriculum Vitae listing education and describing work experience
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

The University of Montana is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified minorities, veterans, and women. This material is available in an alternate format upon request.

Inquiries pertaining to the announcement can be directed to: Deborah Kelley, Fiscal and Personnel Manager; email, Deborah.kelley@umontana.edu.

The complete job ad is available at http://umjobs.silkroad.com.

 _______________________________

Shali Zhang, Ph.D.

Dean of Libraries and Professor

Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library

University of Montana

Missoula, MT 59812-9936

Phone: (406) 243-6800 Office     Fax: (406) 243-6864

E-mail:  shali.zhang@umontana.edu

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Discussion Clinical Medical Librarian, University of Missouri - Kansas City (apply by April 11)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 11:22 am

Clinical Medical Librarian
University of Missouri – Kansas City - Hospital Hill Campus

Comprehensive research university library in exciting, affordable city, seeks candidates with energy, creativity, flexibility, and strong commitment to public services for the position of Clinical Medical Librarian (CML) at the UMKC University Libraries’ Health Sciences Library.

Clinical Medical Librarian
University of Missouri – Kansas City - Hospital Hill Campus

Comprehensive research university library in exciting, affordable city, seeks candidates with energy, creativity, flexibility, and strong commitment to public services for the position of Clinical Medical Librarian (CML) at the UMKC University Libraries’ Health Sciences Library.

  • Participates on Internal Medicine Rounds at the School of Medicine, providing reference, instructional, collection development and faculty liaison services in a clinical setting to several docent teams consisting of students, residents and faculty.
  • Position works directly with the students and faculty of the School of Medicine in furthering the school’s progressive curriculum. The School of Medicine offers a unique and innovative six-year program where students complete their BA and MD by graduation.
  • Assists with instruction and reference services to other clients of the library from the Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, including reference responsibilities.
  • Participates in developing plans, policies, procedures, and efficiencies in support of University Libraries’ mission.
  • Professional development encouraged, required for promotion in ranked, non-tenure track position.
  • Reports to the Director, Health Sciences Libraries.

UMKC exemplifies the values of education first, innovation, accountability, diversity, and collaboration.  UMKC holds a firm commitment to engage and lead the larger community in a variety of ways appropriate to its status as a forward-thinking cultural, intellectual and educational center.

Minimum requirements:

  • ALA accredited MLS.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication skills, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work positively, productively with diverse constituencies in rapidly changing environment.
  • Understanding of scholarly research environment; relevant library/information technology experience.
  • Evidence of professional initiative and mature judgment.
  • Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track faculty appointment. 

Preferred:

  • Additional graduate degree.
  • Degree in sciences. 
  • Current knowledge of medical resources and medical library service delivery trends/issues.
  • AHIP, healthcare experience.
  • Current, successful instruction, reference, educational technology experience.

 

Salary:  Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and excellent retirement/benefits package.

To Apply: Applications must be submitted online at http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/ 

Please combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as “resume” attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

You may address your cover letter to: Peggy Mullaly-Quijas, Chair of Search Committee. For inquiries, please contact 816-235-1531 or umkcula@umkc.edu

Application review begins April 11, 2016

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

UMKC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

 

 

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Discussion Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian, MIT Libraries - MA (apply by April 25)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 11:10 am

Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services

Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services

The MIT Libraries seek a knowledgeable and enterprising librarian to join a growing team of liaisons developing new services and collaborations in digital scholarship.  The Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian will support and collaborate with students and faculty doing research in history and other selected humanities disciplines. The successful candidate will engage with a dynamic community in which traditional research methods co-exist and integrate with highly innovative digital scholarship and pedagogies.   Teaching experience, digital project skills, and expertise in humanities research methods and resources are key qualifications.

Advancing the capacity of the MIT Libraries to collaborate on digital scholarship projects is central to the position.  To support the MIT community’s current needs, the librarian in this position will collaborate with departments in the MIT Libraries ranging from Data and Specialized Services to Institute Archives and Special Collections, and work on project teams with colleagues in new positions focused on digital scholarship.  To advance support for digital scholarship, the HDS Librarian will help design and implement a skills-building educational program in research methods, new research tools, data management, collaborative scholarship platforms, and digital presentation or publishing.  Additionally, the liaison will engage professionally with library and scholarly organizations to further his/her foundational knowledge of trends and issues related to humanities scholarship in order to contribute to strategic change.

Reporting to the Department Head for Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services, the Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian will serve as a liaison for history and selected other humanities subjects, delivering a program of services and products to support faculty and student success in research, teaching and learning.  The liaison will provide instruction in research skills and strategies, collaborate and consult on digital projects, develop customized resources to support student learning, and ensure that his/her constituencies can make effective use of all library services and resources.   The librarian will support selected other humanities disciplines based on experience and expertise. In collaboration with colleagues, the librarian will select resources, provide reference services, and participate on cross-unit projects to enhance the quality and impact of library services.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the position include

  • MLS/MLIS or relevant advanced degree.
  • Knowledge of new as well as traditional research methods and resources used in history research and scholarship.
  • Teaching experience in higher education (e.g., curricular instruction, library instruction, teaching assistant work, etc.).
  • Experience supporting or participating in a substantial digital humanities project
  • Expertise with a range of tools or practices essential in digital scholarship, (data management, working with digital texts, multimedia presentation platforms, data visualization, datamining, etc.).
  • Ability to cultivate and sustain productive relationships with faculty and academic staff.
  • Enthusiasm for embracing the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect essential in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and ability to embrace those values in collections and public service work.
  • Ability to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment: appropriately taking initiative or seeking guidance, working independently or collaboratively, coordinating projects, and helping others succeed.
  • Excellent skills for sharing information appropriately in multiple contexts.

 

Preferred

  • Advance degree in history or related field, or recent coursework.
  • Project management experience and skills.
  • Credentials, participation or active engagement with national or regional digital scholarship or digital humanities organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to organizational learning.
  • Significant experience working with primary sources and/or conducting archival research
  • Collection development experience.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  $55,000 is minimum entry-level salary.  Actual salary and appointment classification (Librarian I or II, or other) will depend on qualifications and experience.  MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance.  The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings. 

Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/.   Applications must include cover letter and resume.  Priority will be given to applications received by April 25, 2016; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

The MIT Libraries support the Institute's programs of research and study with holdings of more than 2.9 million print volumes and 3.1 million special format items, and terabytes of MIT-owned digital content. In addition, rare special collections, Institute records, historical documents, and papers of noted faculty are held in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. Library resources and services are accessible to students and researchers through the Libraries’ website (http://libraries.mit.edu/), and library spaces are widely available for both collaborative work and quiet study. Library resources are supplemented by innovative services for bioinformatics, GIS, metadata, social science and other research data. Through a culture that encourages innovation and collaboration, the MIT Libraries are redefining the role of the 21st century library – making collections more accessible than ever before, and shaping the future of scholarly research. Library staff, at all levels, contribute to this spirit of innovation and to the mission of promoting learning, discovery and the advancement of knowledge at MIT and beyond.

The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in ArchivesSpace, arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, the BorrowDirect, DDI Alliance, DuraSpace, HathiTrust, CLIR/Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, EDUCAUSE, National Digital Stewardship Alliance, NISO, North East Research Libraries, OCLC Research Library Partnership, ORCID, and TRAIL. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris’ Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO’s Discovery Service. DSpace@MIT, a digital repository developed over the past ten years by the MIT Libraries, serves to capture, preserve and communicate the intellectual output of MIT's faculty and research community. Other MIT repositories include: Dome, a second DSpace instance, providing access to a sizable image collection and other digital collections owned by the MIT Libraries; the MIT Geodata Repository for a diverse collection of GIS Data; and MIT’s DataVerse for licensed social science datasets.  

 

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Robin M. Deadrick

Human Resources Administrator

MIT Libraries

77 Massachusetts Ave.

Room 14S-324

Cambridge MA  02139-4307

617.253.9322

 

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Discussion Librarian/Specialist, Research and Learning, UAL Arizona Health Sciences Center Library - Tucson, AZ

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 11:07 am

Position Title: Librarian/Specialist, Research and Learning

Department: The University of Arizona Libraries (UAL)/Arizona Health Sciences Center Library (UAHSL), (Dept. 6804)

Classification: Appointed Professional, Full-Time; Exempt; Permanent Work Schedule: 40 Hours; Monday - Friday

Location: Arizona Health Sciences Campus, Tucson

Position Summary:

Position Title: Librarian/Specialist, Research and Learning

Department: The University of Arizona Libraries (UAL)/Arizona Health Sciences Center Library (UAHSL), (Dept. 6804)

Classification: Appointed Professional, Full-Time; Exempt; Permanent Work Schedule: 40 Hours; Monday - Friday

Location: Arizona Health Sciences Campus, Tucson

Position Summary:

The University of Arizona Libraries (UAL) seeks a talented, energetic and proactive Librarian/Specialist, who thrives in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment. Title and eligibility for assignment to a continuing-eligible or year-to-year appointment will depend on the degree of the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will be a member of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library (UAHSL), Research and Learning Department, with liaison responsibilities focusing on faculty and researchers affiliated with the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Liaison librarians serve as a critical conduit for communications between academic units and UAL, facilitating the integration of expert services and salient information resources into the workflows of faculty and researchers.

The incumbent shall also be a member of the Libraries' Business Intelligence Unit, a dynamic group supporting the licensing and commercialization of University innovation and intellectual property. This position will focus on research in pharmaceutical pipelines, medical devices, health sciences, patents and related areas of research and discovery, with a focus on medical devices, drug discovery and biomedical research.

This position also provides literature research conducted in medical, patent, scientific, business and biomedical databases in support of the University's extensive network of biomedical research centers, including the University of Arizona Cancer Center. The University of Arizona Libraries provide a wide range of health-related research across all disciplines, including expert search services, support of grant sponsored research and consultation with faculty and scientists.

The incumbent reports to the Sandra Kramer, Assistant Director for Research and Learning, UAHSL, and routinely works in partnership with peers in the University of Arizona Main Library Research and Learning Department.

For continuing-eligible, academic professional positions, incumbents are members of the general faculty and are entitled to all accompanying rights and privileges granted by the Arizona Board of Regents and the University of Arizona. Retention and promotion are earned through achievement of a record of excellence in position effectiveness, scholarship and service.

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library (UAHSL) advances healthcare, education and research by delivering quality information through innovation and service. UAHSL is part of the University of Arizona Libraries (UAL), supports the University of Arizona Health Sciences campus and its constituencies, including the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy, and works in close partnership with Banner / University Medical Center.

Why Work at the University Libraries? For more information about the University of Arizona Libraries see http://www.library.arizona.edu/about/employment/why.

 

The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America's Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please http://www.whyua.com/.

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS) http://www.aboveandbey http://www.aboveandbeyondrelo.com/package.asp>. Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

Diversity Commitment:  At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. Diversity in our environment embraces the acceptance of a multiplicity of cultural heritages, lifestyles and worldviews. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies, as we believe that such experiences are both institutional and service imperatives. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage applications from individuals with demonstrated knowledge of and relevant abilities working with culturally diverse communities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

. Cultivate strong relationships with faculty, staff and researchers in assigned areas.

. Seek out opportunities to support grant-funded research on the University of Arizona campuses, with a strong focus on the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

. Assess needs and provide front-line assistance and consultation across all research services.

. Search across many databases in the fields of patents, business, market research, medicine, pharmacology, pharmaceutical pipelines, medical devices, competitive intelligence and general academic content.

. Compile and organize information obtained in research projects into coherent, focused collections of information, accompanied by explanatory notes so that the material is readily understood by the client.

. Participate in teleconferences and meetings as a member of the Business Intelligence Unit with our client, Tech Launch Arizona.

. Contribute to the Business Intelligence Unit's team functions and tasks, enabling the group to accomplish its goals in effective and efficient ways.

. Support the scholarly publishing of faculty, graduate students and researchers of the University of Arizona.

. Serve as a resource to other librarians in the areas of patents, pharmaceutical pipeline, competitive intelligence, medical devices and market research.

. Maintain familiarity with the Libraries information resources, in particular its research databases and health sciences collection.

. Develop and deliver effective and efficient instructional services, as needed.

. Track new and emerging information resources within assigned subject areas.

. Advance the Libraries' and University's strategic initiatives and priorities.

. If hired in the librarian, continuing-eligible track position, this position actively contributes to the library profession through research, service and scholarship, and engages in faculty governance of the Libraries and the University through service in the Library Faculty Assembly and on appropriate University committees. As a faculty member, this individual will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Minimum Qualifications:

. Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or relevant experience in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry.

. Excellent interpersonal skills.

. Ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment.

. Strong written and verbal communications skills.

. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive material with the appropriate discretion.

. Experience searching multiple health sciences/pharmaceutical databases.

. Ability to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines.

. Demonstrated knowledge of business functions; ability to evaluate and identify potential technologies for licensing and commercialization.

Preferred Qualifications:

. Experience in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry.

. Experience conducting business, patent, market research, competitive intelligence research.

. Experience in supporting research scientists or university faculty throughout the research life cycle.

. Ability to identify opportunities and capitalize on them.

. Ability to advocate, influence others.

Salary/Benefits: DOE/Annually, plus full benefits. Outstanding UA benefits include: health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; pre-tax savings plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Opened: 03/28/16; Closes: Open Until Filled. First Review Date: 04/18/2016. Submittal of your application materials before the first review date guarantees consideration for the position.  Apply at: http://uacareers.com/postings/9228, Job # A20673. Complete an application form and be prepared to attach a resume and letter of interest that describes how your experience and qualifications are fitting for this position.  Application materials mailed/emailed to the department will not be accepted. For questions regarding the application system contact: 520-621-3662; TDD 621-8299 (M-F 8-5). For questions about the Libraries or status of the posting, contact Glenda Hendrickson, Library - HR at 520-621-6429 mailto: ghendric@email.arizona.edu

 

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.  The University of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer-M/W/D/V.

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Discussion 2 Librarian positions,LOC African, Latin American & Western European Division - D.C.(apply by April 12)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 11:04 am

Colleagues:

Colleagues:

I’m pleased to announce that Vacancy Announcement #150298 for two librarian positions (GS-9 with promotion potential to GS-13) in the Africa Section of the African, Latin American & Western European Division (ALAWE) is now posted  at usajobs.gov: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433424800/ and on the Library’s internet site at: https://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/index.php?action=cMain.showJobs.

Angela Kinney

Chief, African, Latin American & Western European Division

101 Independence Avenue, S.E.

Washington, D.C. 20540-4210

Library of Congress

anki@loc.gov

(202) 707-5572

 

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Discussion Copyright and Licensing Librarian, J. Murrey Atkins Library - Charlotte, NC

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 10:59 am

 J. Murrey Atkins Library                    

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSING LIBRARIAN 

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a Copyright and Licensing Librarian will provide leadership in conceptualizing and implementing scholarly communication initiatives with an emphasis on fair use, copyright, authors’ rights, and electronic resource licensing

 J. Murrey Atkins Library                    

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSING LIBRARIAN 

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a Copyright and Licensing Librarian will provide leadership in conceptualizing and implementing scholarly communication initiatives with an emphasis on fair use, copyright, authors’ rights, and electronic resource licensing

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University offering over 26,000 students a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 1,087,000 volumes and approximately 47,000 unique print and electronic serial titles and an annual budget of over $10 million.

UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 775,202 with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, in one of the fastest growing regions in the country.  Located on a 1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city's performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes.

REQUIRED:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science, and a J.D degree from an ABA-accredited institution;
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues associated with intellectual property, author’s rights, open access, archiving rights, institutional repositories, and scholarly publishing, and associated legal and policy issues;

PREFERRED:

  • Experience preparing and delivering copyright education and instruction;
  • Experience reviewing and negotiating electronic resources license agreements
  • Significant experience engaging with scholarly communication issues as they relate to academic/research libraries and higher education;
  • A minimum of 2 years of successful experience in a research library with emphasis on faculty interaction on matters of scholarly communication is preferred;
  • Demonstrated skills in building strong relationships and partnerships and effectively advocating on behalf of various constituents and stakeholders;;                                          

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Advises the Library and Campus in the use, creation, and dissemination of copyrighted works.
  • Represents the Library within UNC Charlotte and external scholarly communications initiatives.
  • Advocates on behalf of the Library in support of open access and open educational policies and initiatives.
  • Works closely with the Collection Development Librarian to review and negotiate electronic resource licenses and user agreements.
  • Collaborates with liaison librarians to promote copyright and scholarly communication services, increase awareness of current scholarly communications issues, assess faculty needs for services, and adjust library services accordingly.
  • Advises Library Special Collections on fair use and other copyright concerns as they relate to issues such as large-scale digitization, gift agreements, and oral history releases.
  • Develops and delivers instruction and programming on copyright, publishing, legal research, and related topics, as well as provides individual guidance, tailored to campus needs.
  • Monitors legal requirements, best practices, and standards pertaining to scholarly communication and public access to research and data that originate from a variety of sources and disseminates relevant information broadly.
  • Participates in and actively contributes to ongoing conversations regarding library publishing and institutional repository services.
  • Collaborates with library units engaged in library publishing activities in crafting policies and procedures compatible with scholarly communication practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, TRAINING/EDUCATION:

  • Knowledge of data management requirements for federal grants and publishers is desirable;
  • Grant writing experience is desirable.
  • Evidence of professional growth potential through publication, professional activities, or other contributions to the field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse team environment
  • Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant

POSITION INFORMATION:

  • Full-time
  • Work schedule may include occasional evening or weekend classes as needed
  • Reports to the Dean of J. Murray Atkins Library
  • Excellent benefits package, including 24 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 12 University holidays (see http://hr.uncc.edu/benefits for more information)
  • Salary: Competitive and dependent upon relevant experience and abilities

 

TO APPLY:

ONLY ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED: https://jobs.uncc.edu/

(Search Faculty Vacancies - Position #008992)

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references.

The Search Committee will not contact references without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission.

The review of applications will begin immediately. Apply as soon as possible for full consideration. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.  Appointment requires successful completion of background check. Members of minority groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position. AA/EOE

For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site: http://www.uncc.edu.

For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site: http://library.uncc.edu.

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