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Discussion Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Spanish Language Specialist), University of Miami Libraries (apply by Aug 29)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 03:10 pm

CATALOGING & METADATA LIBRARIAN (SPANISH LANGUAGE SPECIALIST)

CATALOGING & METADATA LIBRARIAN (SPANISH LANGUAGE SPECIALIST)
The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications for an innovative and collaborative professional for the position of Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Spanish Language Specialist). This position will support the discovery of and access to the Libraries’ physical and digital content through resource description activities. Reporting to the Head of Metadata & Discovery Services, the incumbent will be responsible for resource description and authority work for Spanish language materials across all libraries and all materials of the distinctive and general collections, with strong liaison work with the Cuban Heritage Collection.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Performance:
• Performs original and complex copy cataloging of Spanish language materials for all collections in all
formats (mostly monographs, serials, CDs, DVDs, artists’ books) in the MARC format. Serves as a liaison to
the Cuban Heritage Collection and is the primary cataloger for the Cuban Heritage Collection.
• Contributes to metadata creation activities for local digital collections and assists with high priority
original cataloging for general collections, as needed.
• Establishes and revises practices, workflows, and procedures for providing bibliographic access through
various discovery tools in conjunction with other faculty and staff.
• Identifies, develops, and oversees cataloging projects, which may include developing policies,
documenting procedures, maintaining statistics, and managing workflows with colleagues.
 Resolves problems to ensure bibliographic, holdings, and authority records meet local and national
standards.
 Supervises, trains, and helps evaluate cataloging staff and students.
 Partners with the Special Collections Metadata and Cataloging Librarian, Digital Initiatives Metadata
Librarian, Cuban Heritage Collection Archivist, and Digital Production staff to aid in resource description
of physical and digital distinctive collection materials.
 Maintains awareness of general trends and changes affecting resource description and discovery
environments.
 Demonstrates commitment to user-centered library service and the ability to work flexibly and creatively
in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population.
 Shows evidence of continued professional development, involvement, and contribution.
Service:
 Serves on/participates in University and Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
 Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations
regarding issues in librarianship, cataloging, and metadata creation.
 Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or
international organizations, as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
 Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library science program or ALA approved foreign equivalent.
 Knowledge of resource description standards, formats, and schemes including but not limited to: RDA,
Dublin Core, XML, MARC bibliographic and authority formats.
 Relevant library experience, including at least one year of experience in MARC cataloging.
 Excellent communication skills (reading, writing, speaking) in Spanish and in English.
 Interest in Latin American Studies and/or Cuban Studies.
 Experience working with library management systems, discovery tools, and OCLC Connexion.
 Demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and production-oriented environment.
 Ability to adapt to and embrace a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, where there will be
experimentation in resource description practices and communication formats.
 Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Library and University.
 Excellent analytical, time management, and problem-solving skills.
Desirable:
 Reading knowledge of languages beyond Spanish (Portuguese, French, Haitian Creole preferred).
 Experience contributing to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s NACO program.
 Experience with metadata creation for digital objects within a digital content management system.
 Experience using Ex Libris’ Alma library management system.
 Supervisory experience; ability to motivate staff, set priorities, and lead projects.

UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is privately supported, non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The University comprises 11 degree granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science (www.miami.edu).
THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu) rank among the top research libraries in North America with a collection of over 3.6 million volumes and 99,060 current serials titles, including 97,074 electronic journals. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the center of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The University also has independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 11,123 undergraduates, 5,725 graduate students, and 14,604 full and part time faculty and staff. Excluding the independent libraries, the University Libraries employ 62 professional and 74 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, CRL, NERL, OCLC Research Library Partners, HathiTrust, APTrust, DPN, SEFLIN and Lyrasis.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Metadata & Discovery Services Department improves the discovery of and access to the library resources across multiple library platforms, including the Library catalog and Digital Collections. This resource description and discovery work serves to describe all physical and electronic resources acquired and retained by the library through up-to-date cataloging and metadata practices. Librarians and staff members engage external and internal users about metadata standards, production, transformation, and consulting services. This department has nine non-exempt staff members, one exempt administrative professional, and five Librarian Faculty members. We are positioned within the Libraries’ Information Management & Systems Division (Access Services, Metadata & Discovery Services, Systems, Web & Emerging Technologies) and are located on the third floor of the Richter Library.

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

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, applications received by Monday, August 29th will receive priority consideration. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Send nominations and applications to:
Human Resources Manager
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds 

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Discussion Librarian III - Health Sciences Outreach Librarian Job, Mayo Clinic Libraries (MN)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 02:58 pm

Librarian III - Health Sciences Outreach Librarian Job
Apply at http://www.mayo-clinic-jobs.com/job/Rochester-Librarian-III-Health-Scien...
Location: Rochester, MN, US
Department: Library

A Life-Changing Career

Librarian III - Health Sciences Outreach Librarian Job
Apply at http://www.mayo-clinic-jobs.com/job/Rochester-Librarian-III-Health-Scien...
Location: Rochester, MN, US
Department: Library

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: The Mayo Clinic Libraries of Rochester, Minnesota invites applications for two (2) positions at the level of Librarian III. The Health Sciences Outreach Librarians will identify and provide outreach services to health professionals in Rochester. Each librarian will focus half days on one service population (i.e. nursing, health administration, researchers, etc.) and then spend his/her remaining half days devoted to serving as a member of a skilled and knowledgeable Public Services team. Outreach librarians will make contacts with educators, researchers and clinicians of the Mayo Clinic to offer workshops, liaison services and other library services. Librarians will collaborate with faculty to equip Mayo students with an understanding of resources for evidence-based practice and strategies for professional growth.

Responsibilities: Duties and Responsibilities:

• Identifies and provides outreach services to Mayo Clinic health professionals and students.

• Plans outreach activities to improve access to information that will enhance healthcare professionals' ability to provide excellent evidence-based care.

• Meets clients for face-to-face sessions and offers instruction via Mayo’s video-conference system.

• Collaborates with College of Medicine faculty to equip medical students with an understanding of resources for evidence-based practice and strategies for professional growth beyond the university environment.

• Designs and develops programs to teach effective, efficient use of library resources, research skills, and library services, including preparation and delivery of formal and informal presentations to groups or individuals.

• Publicizes library resources, services and programs to users. Develops and implements appropriate strategies for outreach to library patrons.

• Contributes to the library's outreach, research assistance, and instructional efforts.

• Maintains current awareness of health sciences library trends, evidence-based medicine, and library outreach by reading professional literature, participating in professional organizations and committees, and attending workshops, institutes, seminars, and conferences.

• Shares with library colleagues and department faculty and staff relevant knowledge gained from professional activities.

• May conduct research for publications and presentations in areas of health sciences librarianship, evidence-based medicine, outreach and related subjects.

• Occasional travel and evening/weekend hours may be required.

Qualifications: Masters degree in library science or information management or other Masters or advanced degree pertinent to the position from an accredited graduate program required. Requires three years experience as Librarian II or comparable professional library experience. Intermediate level knowledge in one or more of the following areas required: leadership and management; library informatics and systems information; information analysis and synthesis; promotion of scholarship and knowledge management through instruction; organization of knowledge; library professionalism. Requires in-depth familiarity with the content, organization, selection, and appropriate application of resources including databases such as CINAHL, MEDLINE, Web of Science, Scopus, EndNote and the Internet.

Additional Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated initiative, good judgment and flexibility. Commitment to excellent customer service. Commitment to quality improvement. Ability to work well in a team-based and self-directed work environment. Demonstrated familiarity with web concepts and with current technology related to information services. Advanced written and oral English language communication skills. Proven ability to train/instruct others, formally and informally. Strong commitment to using interpersonal skills, collaboration and teamwork, and a passion for excellence in customer service. Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Advanced written and oral English language communication skills.

The following qualifications are preferred: Work experience in a health sciences or scientific research library setting, membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals program of the Medical Library Association, one or more years of experience providing instruction, experience providing assistance to patrons who are publishing scholarly publications, experience providing literature searches and systematic reviews, success in developing outreach programs, teaching experience in an academic or healthcare setting, outstanding written and verbal skills, ability to interact effectively with other professionals, students, staff, and faculty in a collegial manner, and experience preparing and delivering online instruction.

Benefit Eligible: Yes
Exemption Status: Exempt
Compensation Detail: Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approximately $2,087.20 based on a full-time position.
Hours/Pay Period: Full time

Recruiter: Jessica Larson

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Category: Business Professional
Job Posting Number: 70657BR
Date: Jul 18, 2016

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Discussion Translational Research and Impact Librarian - tenure track, George A. Smathers Libraries (apply by Aug 19)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 02:22 pm

Translational Research and Impact Librarian
Assistant or Associate University Librarian

Translational Research and Impact Librarian
Assistant or Associate University Librarian

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented Translational Research and Impact Librarian at the Health Science Center Library. This tenure track library faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services (BHIS) team, and provides information services in a variety of modes (in person, email, “house calls”). The Translational Research and Impact Librarian provides direct support for translational research through expert searching, information resource training, and systematic review assistance. The Translational Research and Impact Librarian will provide support to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) in assessing and reporting the impact of faculty and institutional research activities, and will provide support for NIH Public Access and other compliance requirements. This position will serve as liaison librarian to the CTSI and assigned units in the College of Medicine. As a member of the BHIS team, this position participates in departmental projects, the BHIS teaching rotation, decision-making and other activities. The Translational Research and Impact Librarian performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Translational Research Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Translational Research Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities.

The search will remain open until August 19, 2016, review of applications will begin on July 21, 2016. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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Discussion Data Services Librarian, University of Miami Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 02:20 pm

Data Services Librarian
The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications for a Data Services Librarian. Reporting to
the Associate Dean for Digital Strategies and working within a growing digital strategies team,
the Data Services Librarian, a newly defined position in the UM Libraries, will play a central role
in the development and provision of Library services for access, use, manipulation, and
management of qualitative and quantitative datasets. The Data Services Librarian will work

Data Services Librarian
The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications for a Data Services Librarian. Reporting to
the Associate Dean for Digital Strategies and working within a growing digital strategies team,
the Data Services Librarian, a newly defined position in the UM Libraries, will play a central role
in the development and provision of Library services for access, use, manipulation, and
management of qualitative and quantitative datasets. The Data Services Librarian will work
closely with liaison librarians, the GIS Services Librarian, Digital Humanities Librarian, and others
to build a strong data services program. The UM Libraries are in the midst of developing a
Learning Commons, and this position, along with the GIS Services Librarian, will play a critical
role in defining and implementing models for data services.
UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities in a
community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is privately
supported, non‐sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260‐acre subtropical
campus. The University comprises 11 degree granting schools and colleges, including
Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education,
Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science
(www.miami.edu).
THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (library.miami.edu) rank among the top
research libraries in North America with a collection of 3.6 million volumes including 877,000
ebooks, and 92,958 current serials titles including 90,550 electronic journals. The Otto G.
Richter Library lies in the center of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for
the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library,
the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta & Austin Weeks
Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The University also has
independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for
approximately 10,768 undergraduates, 5,725 graduate students, and 14,604 full and part time
faculty and staff. Excluding the independent libraries, the University Libraries employ 62
professional and 74 support staff and are a member of ARL, CNI, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, OCLC
Research Library Partners, SEFLIN, IFLA, IATUL, HathiTrust, APTrust, DPN, DataCite, and Lyrasis.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Performance:
• In collaboration with liaison librarians and others, provide consultative and instructional
services for faculty, students, and staff in quantitative and qualitative data access and
analysis, including use of software tools such as SPSS, SAS, NVivo, AtlasTI, and R;
• Select and acquire licensed, free, and researcher-generated data collections to support
research, scholarship, and teaching;
• Facilitate access to and use of data resources across disciplines;
• Create and maintain a data services web presence;
• Working in close collaboration with the GIS Services Librarian and the Learning
Commons Implementation Team, design and implement a sustainable service model for
data services in the Learning Commons;
• Serve as the University of Miami’s official representative to ICPSR and others as
appropriate;
• Identify and promulgate data standards, metadata standards, and best practices for
numeric and qualitative data management;
• As part of a larger campus effort, contribute to development of research data
management services, including the management, curation, and sharing of data sets
created by University of Miami researchers;
• Work with the Digital Infrastructure and Services Team and others outside of the Library
(researchers, Office of Research, Center for Computational Sciences, and others) to
identify requirements for infrastructure for preservation and access to research data;
• Working with the UM Libraries communications team and liaison librarians, market data
services offerings across the university;
• Assess services and identify critical needs to continue to grow data services; and
• May serve in a supervisory role as appropriate.
Service:
• Network, collaborate, and actively participate in local, regional, national, and/or
international organizations regarding data services;
• Represent and promote the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional,
national, or international organizations, as appropriate; and
• Serve on/participate in Libraries and University organizations, committees, task forces,
and teams as appropriate.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
● An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree, or, a Master’s or higher degree in a dataintensive
discipline.
● Demonstrable experience working with numeric data in an academic or research
setting.
● Knowledge of free and licensed sources for numeric datasets.
● Proven experience in the use of major statistical/analysis packages (such as SAS, R,
STATA, and SPSS).
● Familiarity with issues related to qualitative data collection and analysis, including
software packages such as NVivo or AtlasTI.
● Familiarity with principles of data documentation and metadata in an academic or
research context.
● Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library service and the ability to work
flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally
diverse population.
● Good listener, superb people skills, and a strong team orientation.
● Capacity for professional development, involvement, and contribution.
Preferred Qualifications:
● One year of relevant data services experience in an academic, scientific, or corporate
setting.
● Advanced degree in a data intensive research field.
● Experience with one or more commonly used data repository platforms.
● Experience working in an academic library environment.
Salary and Benefits:
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This
is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor rank.
The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental
insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid
holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit
union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional feebased
membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes.
Applications:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum
vitae and the names of three references. Send nominations and applications to:
Human Resources Manager
University of Miami Libraries
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University
has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse
cultural backgrounds.

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Discussion Manager II- FT- Whetstone Branch – Columbus (OH) Metropolitan Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 02:18 pm

Manager II- FT- Whetstone Branch – Columbus Metropolitan Library- MLS preferred
Location: Columbus, OH
Full Time
Leads and manages staff and building resources in order to achieve stated Library goals and objectives. This position manages a single location that is relatively larger in size, has higher usage, has two or more managers and/or supervisors and/or the location is responsible for leading and managing specialized services across the department. The Manager II aligns location initiatives with strategic and tactical plans.

Manager II- FT- Whetstone Branch – Columbus Metropolitan Library- MLS preferred
Location: Columbus, OH
Full Time
Leads and manages staff and building resources in order to achieve stated Library goals and objectives. This position manages a single location that is relatively larger in size, has higher usage, has two or more managers and/or supervisors and/or the location is responsible for leading and managing specialized services across the department. The Manager II aligns location initiatives with strategic and tactical plans.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Leads a team of two or more supervisors in the effective management of operations at local level. Handles a wide variety of strategic and operational details. Delegates tasks, fields questions/complaints and gathers data to prepare supporting communications and reports. Serves as location’s primary contact with other Library departments.
2. Develops, coaches and trains management, supervisory and line staff. Sets individual performance measurements for staff and holds them accountable. Responsibilities include managing, hiring, orienting and evaluating. Models Business of People and exceptional customer service behaviors.
3. Leads location’s goal setting and planning efforts to align with the tactical and strategic plan. Communicates system initiatives to staff and customers. Coordinates tactical plan objectives at local level.
4. Establishes and maintains collaborations with community agencies and promotes Library services through community outreach. Responsible for developing and maintaining open communications with professional and community organizations at local level.
5. Supervises multiple locations as assigned.
6. Solves problems at the local level and assists with problem solving at the system level. Owns customer complaints until issue resolution is reached.
7. Interprets and communicates Library policies and procedures to staff and customers.
8. Coordinates, initiates and approves paperwork and documentation to assure proper fiscal and regulatory control. Prepares and manages location budget.
9. Assists in the delivery of services to the customer at all service points. Maintains personal skills to assure quality of service in areas of Library collections, technology, reference, readers’ advisory and circulation.
10. Attends local, state and national conferences or meetings as required.
11. Utilizes computer applications and Library equipment, maintains current knowledge of system wide and location specific procedures, processes, policies and operations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Masters of Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited program of higher learning and three to five years’ of library experience; or Bachelor’s Degree and five to seven years’ of related experience preferably in management or customer service.
2. Ability to express self effectively and concisely both orally and in writing.
3. Must be able to perform duties at remote locations, provide personal transport as needed.
4. Acts with the customer in mind using information gained from interacting with the customers. Meets the expectations and requirements of external and internal customers.
5. Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments to direct reports and guides progress through consistent feedback. Encourages people to accept developmental activities in pursuit of career or position goals. Takes on working with staff that needs further development.

HIGHLY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
1. Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team. Fosters open dialogue. Defines success in terms of the whole team. Creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
2. Ability to set clear objectives and measure and monitor process, progress and results, including fiscal control.
3. Adept at process management; knows how to organize people and activities. Can simplify complex processes, see opportunities for synergy and integration and apply appropriately to get more out of fewer resources.
4. Uses rigorous logic and problem solving methods, as well as honest analysis, to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Can see hidden problems and looks beyond the obvious to get to the core issue. Investigates a variety of sources for answers.
5. Empowers others and creates a climate in which people want to do their best. Invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility. Is someone people like working for and with.

For more information & to apply: http://www.columbuslibrary.org/careers

Keisha Gibbs │ Manager
Columbus Metropolitan Library │ Martin Luther King Branch
1600 E. Long Street │ Columbus, OH 43215

614.479.3213 office │614.479.4213 fax
kgibbs@columbuslibrary.org

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Discussion User Engagement and Assessment Librarian, (Non-Tenure Track Librarian of Practice IV) John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University - Newark

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 04:17 pm

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY

July 26, 2016 ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE APP. 16FA1056

TITLE: User Engagement and Assessment Librarian, (Non-Tenure Track Librarian of Practice IV)
John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University - Newark

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY

July 26, 2016 ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE APP. 16FA1056

TITLE: User Engagement and Assessment Librarian, (Non-Tenure Track Librarian of Practice IV)
John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University - Newark

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Rutgers University Libraries, John Cotton Dana Library seeks an innovative, creative and service oriented librarian with a background in assessment or research methods. The User Engagement and Assessment Librarian position is the first of its kind in the Library and will be responsible for envisioning, developing and implementing a systematic assessment program for the library. This individual is capable of designing and implementing data collection methods and subsequently analyzing, synthesizing and articulating the results to enable us to transform our services to effect outstanding library experiences for our user community.
The User Engagement and Assessment Librarian will:
• design and engage in assessment activities to further understand what kind of library collections, services, and resources to support the faculty and students need and their preference for service delivery,
• combine assessment results and knowledge of library trends to engage internal and external colleagues to develop innovative ideas and approaches that are consistent across all library service points, non-public operations and out into the community using evidence-based decision-making,
• identify elements that can be integrated in our services to address student recruitment, retention, progression and graduation rates and develop methods to measure and assess library impact in these areas,
• participate in providing instruction, research assistance and information services in person, by appointment, and virtually via email and chat, and
• work closely with the Dana Library Director to develop strategic resources, facilities, and services necessary to support the instruction and research endeavors of the Rutgers University - Newark user community.
This full-time non-tenure track position reports to the Director of Dana Library and is a member of the Dana Library Faculty, a team of librarians committed to providing exceptional library services to a diverse population of faculty, students and community users.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution. Experience with a variety of data collection and analysis tools, including user satisfaction surveys, focus groups, ethnographic studies, as well as, SPSS, NVivo and Atlas.ti. Demonstrated experience to serve the research and information needs of a diverse user community in an academic library setting. The successful candidate will exhibit excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with students, faculty, and staff. Proven public service orientation and successful experience working with inter- and intra- campus teams in a higher education environment. Ability to work a schedule that may include evening and weekend hours. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S.

SALARY/STATUS: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BENEFITS: Faculty status, twelve-month appointment, retirement plan, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, 22 vacation days annually.

LIBRARY PROFILE: Located in the state’s largest city and serving a broader metropolitan area, Rutgers University–Newark is a remarkably diverse, urban, public research university that is not merely in, but of its environment. With close ties to the Newark community, the university recognizes its location as a defining influence and source of distinctive strength in attracting new generations of students hungry for the opportunities afforded by gaining a first-rate higher education in a major American urban center; recruiting faculty who vigorously embrace the opportunity to produce high-impact scholarship, engage the community, and prepare these students for professional success and informed citizenship; and retaining staff committed to the advancement of an inclusive campus culture focused on excellence. Classified as an R2 Doctoral University (Higher research activity) by the Carnegie Classification, Rutgers–Newark enrolls 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its eight schools: Newark College of Arts and Sciences, University College–Newark, School of Public Affairs and Administration, College of Nursing, School of Criminal Justice, Graduate School–Newark, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, and Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick. The campus is in the University Heights section of Newark and is accessible via mass transit.

Rutgers University Libraries are the intellectual center of the university—serving all members of the university community, supporting all disciplines, and playing a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research. The Libraries serve all institutions that make up Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers University–Newark, Rutgers University–Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The Libraries have a highly valued staff of about 300, who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy, and digital initiatives. Rutgers University Libraries operate with a budget of $34 million and have outstanding collections, especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. Collectively, the Libraries’ holdings include more than 4.8 million volumes. The Libraries hold memberships in ARL, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, VALEnj, SPARC, and the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI); use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities; and utilize a Fedora-based institutional repository.

The John Cotton Dana Library, named after former Newark Public Library director John Cotton Dana, opened in 1966 and is the main library at Rutgers University–Newark, supporting all of the institution’s undergraduate and graduate programs except for law. Dana Library houses Rutgers University Libraries’ research collections in business, nursing, and neuroscience and contains over 600,000 volumes, 600,000 pieces of microform, and 15,000 audiovisual items. The library has been a federal depository since its opening and currently selects and acquires approximately 50% of the publications issued by the United States Government Printing Office. It features public art displays and is home to the Institute of Jazz Studies, the world’s foremost jazz archive and research facility. For more information, visit libraries.rutgers.edu/dana.

TO APPLY: REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, NAMES OF THREE REFERENCES AND WHERE YOU SAW THE POSITION ADVERTISED TO: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/28827

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment.

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Discussion Adult Services Librarian I/II, Yolo County Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 04:16 pm

The Yolo County Library is recruiting for an Adult Services Librarian I/II who will be assigned to the Mary L. Stephens – Davis Branch Library in the West Yolo Region and will work with a creative team of professionals, paraprofessionals and community partners to deliver exceptional service throughout the community.

The Yolo County Library is recruiting for an Adult Services Librarian I/II who will be assigned to the Mary L. Stephens – Davis Branch Library in the West Yolo Region and will work with a creative team of professionals, paraprofessionals and community partners to deliver exceptional service throughout the community. The ideal candidate will be community oriented, enthusiastic about promoting the library to a broader audience, able to engage new technologies, adept at managing grants, capable of being the person in charge, genuinely enjoy serving a diverse population base and possess a firm grasp of current and emerging library trends. Additional information is listed in the attached brochure and a complete list of duties, skills and knowledge is available at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/yolococa/default.cfm.

Applicants that are currently in the last semester of their Master of Library Science or Library Information Services degree program are welcome to apply. However, any offer of employment will be contingent upon proof of completion of the degree program.

The Yolo County Library is looking for dynamic staff that want to make a difference, want a mix of challenging opportunities, new experiences, innovation and a staff and public community that loves its library. And, an organization that is culturally committed to collaboration and strengths. This eight branch system encourages teamwork, engagement, innovation and diversity and provides a variety of opportunities in skill development and community engagement for staff. There’s something for everyone here, including excellent cultural and leisure opportunities at the Woodland Opera House and the Mondavi Center, white water rafting along Cache Creek, bicycling along scene country roads, fishing along the Sacramento River and shopping at unique and local venues. Come check us out and learn how “Yolo County Library provides access for all to ideas that inform, entertain and inspire.”

To learn more about this opportunity and to apply online visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/yolococa/default.cfm. For questions about this position contact: Patty Wong, County Librarian, phone: (530) 848-8768, email: patty.wong@yolocounty.org. For more information about the recruitment process or to check your application contact: Jenny Brown, Personnel Analyst, phone: (530) 666-8328.

Patty Wong, County Librarian
Yolo County Library

226 Buckeye Street
Woodland, CA 95695

Patty.wong@yolocounty.org
(530) 666-8002 direct
(530) 848-8768 cell
(530) 666-8006 fax

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Discussion National Digital Stewardship Residency (5 positions) - application review begins immediately

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 04:12 pm

NATIONAL DIGITAL STEWARDSHIP RESIDENCY VACANCIES
BIODIVERSITY HERITAGE LIBRARY
MULTIPLE SITES

The posting and project summaries also can be found here: 
http://library.mcz.harvard.edu/ndsr-five-sites
http://library.mcz.harvard.edu/national-digital-stewardship-residency-ndsr-job

NATIONAL DIGITAL STEWARDSHIP RESIDENCY VACANCIES
BIODIVERSITY HERITAGE LIBRARY
MULTIPLE SITES

The posting and project summaries also can be found here: 
http://library.mcz.harvard.edu/ndsr-five-sites
http://library.mcz.harvard.edu/national-digital-stewardship-residency-ndsr-job

Apply at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7052 Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

JOB SUMMARY:
The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is a collaborative field experience program developed by The Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The program aims to develop a community of professionals in the dynamic fields of digital stewardship and (biodiversity) informatics. This resident cohort will enable five residents to work on projects related to the Biodiversity Heritage Library at BHL partner institutions in Cambridge, MA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, St. Louis , MO or Los Angeles, CA from January 2017 to December 2017.

WHO MAY APPLY:
Applicants must be U. S. citizens who have graduated from an accredited degree-granting Master’s or Doctoral program between Summer 2014 and January 2017. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
KEY REQUIREMENTS
• Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident.
• Relevant education (as noted in the Qualifications Required section below).
• Basic knowledge of spreadsheet & office programs.
• Analytical and research skills and tools
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Relocation from January 2017 to December 2017
• Relocation expenses are not offered.
DUTIES:
This program will provide qualified post master and doctoral candidates the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills involving the collection, selection, management, long-term preservation, and accessibility of digital assets.

Experience with large data sets, knowledge of user-interface design, and the ability to incorporate user perspective in system planning is important. The resident should be comfortable working in a highly collaborative virtual environment
This resident cohort will enable five residents to work on projects related to the Biodiversity Heritage Library at BHL partner institutions in Cambridge, MA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, St. Louis, MO or Los Angeles, CA from January 2017 to December 2017.
NDSR participants will get a first-hand look into the preservation issues and topics challenging these institutions.

Through collaboration with other interested organizations, this project plans to identify guidelines for best practices in a digital library for collection analysis and data linking.
Residents will each be assigned one of the following host institutions and corresponding projects. Applicants should specify their top three choices of institutions and projects from the list below in their cover letter.

The following five project outlines are proposed:
Content Analysis. This project will be an analysis of the quantity of literature underpinning the field of biodiversity, the amount of that literature in the public domain, the representation of each discipline (delineated by taxon group) within BHL, an exploration of methodologies to scope the collections, and areas where BHL may target development to better serve the research population. Host: BHL Chicago partners (The Field Museum of Natural History and the Chicago Botanic Garden) with mentors Library Directors Christine Giannoni and Leora Siegel. https://www.fieldmuseum.org/science/research/area/library http://www.chicagobotanic.org/library
Import of Crowdsourced Data Corrections and Enhancements. Building on the IMLS grant received by the Missouri Botanical Garden, Purposeful Gaming and BHL, in which BHL worked with Mary Flannagan and Tiltfactor , the mentors for this project will work with the resident to develop methodologies and propose tools for integration of crowdsourced data corrections and enhancements back into the BHL portal. Best practices will be documented for verification, trust, and multi-tier review. Host: Harvard University: MCZ, mentors Library Managers Constance Rinaldo and Joseph deVeer. http://library.mcz.harvard.edu
Enabling image discovery within the Biodiversity Heritage Library Building on the successful NEH Art of Life grant, crowdsourced metadata around BHL images hosted on Flickr and Zooniverse would be integrated back into the BHL through user interface modifications to the BHL portal to enable image searching, browsing and display. The resident will work with the BHL technical team to propose best practices for integration of this data into BHL as well as sustainable methodologies for augmenting image tagging for BHL content. Host: Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT), mentors Library Director Douglas Holland and Data Projects Coordinator, Trish Rose-Sandler. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/plant-science/plant-science/resou...
Digital Library Best Practices Analysis. The mentor will work with the resident to consult with BHL partners such as DPLA and Europeana to determine how BHL data works in these large scale national and pan-national digital libraries. The resident will propose analyses of other large-scale digital libraries (HathiTrust, the Internet Archive, National Digital Library of New Zealand, Trove, for example) to categorize high value tools and services that can be built into the next version of BHL or developed with existing APIs from partners. Host: Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, mentor Chief Librarian and Curator Richard Hulser. www.nhm.org Research Library, http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/research-library
User Needs and Usability Analysis. The mentor will work with the resident to identify members of the larger taxonomic and biodiversity informatics community to determine user needs and services for providing increased value to BHL content. Building on a ten year relationship with this community, BHL staff will introduce the resident to relevant initiatives hosted at the Smithsonian, such as Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBoL) and Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) and to partners such as Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The resident will analyze input gathered to define recommendations and requirements for expanding the BHL digital library functionality. Host: BHL Secretariat/Smithsonian Libraries, mentor BHL Program Manager, Carolyn Sheffield.. Biodiversity Heritage Library: http://biodiversitylibrary.org/
Smithsonian Library: http://library.si.edu/

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
• Possess a master or doctoral degree with graduation between spring 2014 and January 2017 in one of the following fields (or other discipline engaged in the stewardship of digital materials
• Library Science
• Information Science
• Archival Science
• Records Management
• Computer Sciences
• Museum Studies
• Art History
• Engineering
• Digital Media
• Master of Fine Arts in New Media
Must be available to work on-site for the entire one-year period .
Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

STIPEND:
$50,000 for 12 months

SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No

TO APPLY, THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE:

1. Cover letter that describes your interest in the various projects and up to 3 top choices of project and venue as described above. Please state geographical limitations, if any.
2. Curriculum vitae
5. Names and contact information for 3 references.

To be considered for the position, please submit the following materials through the ARiES portal:

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position are filled.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once selected and hired for the residency, every effort will be made to accommodate project selections. First choice host placement cannot be guaranteed. Applicants should be sure to indicate three host areas of interest on their applications.
OTHER INFORMATION:
Residents are not benefits-eligible employees of the institutions where they reside.
Further information about the Biodiversity Heritage Library: http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ Address questions about the application/nomination process to Constance Rinaldo, Librarian of the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University .
Twitter: @mayrlibrary

 

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Discussion Director of Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo (apply by Aug 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 02:06 pm

Job Opening: Director of Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo

Job Opening: Director of Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo

The State University of New York (SUNY) College at Geneseo, a highly regarded public liberal arts college with selected programs in Business and Education nestled in the Genesee Valley near Rochester, NY, seeks an inspiring, visionary, and dynamic leader to become the Director of Milne Library. Reporting to the Provost, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Library Director provides collaborative, transparent leadership in a team-based management environment to support the educational mission of the college. The Library Director will clearly articulate and implement a vision for Milne Library that establishes an environment conducive to fostering intellectual inquiry, enhancing scholarly achievement, and developing ethical graduates.

For complete position details and to apply please visit http://jobs.geneseo.edu/postings/1142.

Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications should be completed by August 15, 2016.

 

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Discussion Tenure-track Instruction and Liaison Librarian – Business, University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library (apply by Sept 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 01:49 pm

Instruction and Liaison Librarian – Business
Assistant/Associate Professor
Liaison and Research Unit - Rod Library

The University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library seeks a tenure-track Instruction and Liaison Librarian beginning January 2017. ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science is required. For more information and to apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu. Applications received by September 15, 2016 will be given full consideration.

Instruction and Liaison Librarian – Business
Assistant/Associate Professor
Liaison and Research Unit - Rod Library

The University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library seeks a tenure-track Instruction and Liaison Librarian beginning January 2017. ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science is required. For more information and to apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu. Applications received by September 15, 2016 will be given full consideration.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
UNI is a tobacco-free campus.

Chris Neuhaus
Head, Learning and Outreach
University of Northern Iowa – Rod Library

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