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Discussion Associate Dean, University Library - Boise State University (apply by July 11)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 04:17 pm

Associate Dean, University Library

Albertsons Library
Requisition # 160124

Boise State University, Albertsons Library seeks a highly motivated, innovative, adaptable leader with a thorough understanding of the evolving roles and changing landscape of academic libraries for the position of Associate Dean.

Associate Dean, University Library

Albertsons Library
Requisition # 160124

Boise State University, Albertsons Library seeks a highly motivated, innovative, adaptable leader with a thorough understanding of the evolving roles and changing landscape of academic libraries for the position of Associate Dean.

The Associate Dean (AD) of the Library will provide leadership in building a culture that values inclusive excellence, innovation, collaboration, engagement, and communication; work collaboratively to articulate the vision and strategic priorities of the Library; champion the development, promotion and implementation these priorities and the infrastructure needed to achieve them; provide leadership support for the Dean of the Library in planning, budgeting, program development, marketing, personnel, and assessment; oversee internal operations, services and collections including personnel matters and supervision of Library Unit Heads; coordinate and align Library services and programs with University goals and priorities; represent the Library and the Dean in contacts with constituencies and at professional meetings and events both on and off-campus; undertake special projects assigned by the Dean; serve as the primary library administrator in the absence of the Dean. The Associate Dean (AD) will report directly to the Dean, University Library.

Albertsons Library prides itself on hiring talented individuals and supporting opportunities for creativity to build programs of distinction. The Library is known on campus as a leader in the integration of technologies for instruction, innovative applications of mobile technologies and social media, excellent customer service and partners for instruction.

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Recognized as a university on the move, we offer an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees and experiences that foster student success, lifelong learning, community engagement, innovation and creativity. Located In the heart of a thriving metropolitan area, Boise, Idaho is known for its healthy lifestyle, proximity to the mountains, riverside campus, thriving local arts community, numerous high tech start‐ups, and affordable cost of living. Visit the University and the City of Boise websites listed below for more information.

Qualifications
Required:
● Master’s Degree from an American Library Association accredited program
● Significant experience in various management positions
● Experience supervising employees with demonstrated ability to support, mentor and develop staff/faculty
● Established record of scholarship and service

Preferred:
● Experience working with acquisitions, cataloging or other areas of technical services
● Experience with successful grant writing
● Demonstrated experience and/or commitment to the following: ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusive excellence, working collaboratively with diverse staff within the library and across campus, strategic planning, assessment, program development

Salary and benefits: $95,000 minimum. Starting Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications. This position is a 12-month, tenure track faculty appointment. Boise State University offers an excellent benefits package to eligible employees. For more information visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits/.

Application Instructions: Please visit our website at: https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en to apply for this position. You will need to upload a resume/CV (including dates of employment); the names and contact information for three professional references; and a cover letter which will include answers to the following questions: What experiences have you had building inclusive excellence or how would you develop expertise in this area if you do not have? How would you develop and implement a comprehensive staff development program in Albertsons Library?

Please contact Jaque Johnson at (208)426-4321 or jjohnson@boisestate.edu for any questions you may have regarding this position.

Applications received by July 11, 2016 will receive full consideration. Applications received after July 11, 2016 may be considered if the position is not filled from the initial applicant pool.

About the University: http://www.boisestate.edu/

About the City of Boise: http://www.boisechamber.org/

See How the Boise Valley Ranks Nationally: http://www.bvep.org/facts/national-accolades.aspx

About Albertsons Library: http://library.boisestate.edu

Background Investigations – Any offer of employment at Boise State University will be contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation and may require a credit and/or motor vehicle background investigation depending on the position. To view the University’s full Background Investigations policy, please go to http://policy.boisestate.edu.

Drug-Free Workplace – It is the policy of Boise State University to maintain a drug-free workplace and campus. For more information about this policy, please go to http://policy.boisestate.edu.

Jeanne Clery Statement - Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Boise State University 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is provided to students, faculty, staff, and the public as part of the University’s commitment to safety and security on campus, and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Copies of the report may also be requested through the Campus Security and Police Services located at 2245 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706, by calling (208) 426-6911, or sending an email to policeuniversitysecurity@boisestate.edu.

The 2015 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Boise State University is now available online at: http://security.boisestate.edu/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2015/09/2015...

The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Boise State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. It also includes the annual fire safety report and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies for sexual assault, drug and alcohol use, and other matters.

 

 

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Discussion Coordinator of Teaching and Learning, Seattle University (apply by July 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 04:14 pm

Coordinator of Teaching and Learning
https://jobs.seattleu.edu/postings/19047 

Seattle University is searching for a new Coordinator of Teaching and Learning. Feel free to ask me any questions related to the position or working at Seattle U.

Cheers,

Felipe Castillo | Research Services Librarian

Coordinator of Teaching and Learning
https://jobs.seattleu.edu/postings/19047 

Seattle University is searching for a new Coordinator of Teaching and Learning. Feel free to ask me any questions related to the position or working at Seattle U.

Cheers,

Felipe Castillo | Research Services Librarian

LEMIEUX LIBRARY & MCGOLDRICK LEARNING COMMONS | SEATTLE UNIVERSITY
901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Office: (206) 296-2341

Seattle University’s Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons invites applications for an experienced, flexible, and innovative library faculty member to serve as our Coordinator of Teaching and Learning. This 12-month non-tenure-track position, at a rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian, is available September 1, 2016,

The Coordinator will lead and coordinate our integrated instruction program including all instructional modalities (face to face, hybrid and online) that our library faculty provide. In addition to the internal leadership related to planning, best practices and assessment, the Coordinator will also work closely with key university groups to advance library instruction and information literacy initiatives on campus, in academic departments and throughout the curriculum. This position also participates in the provision of research assistance to students, staff, faculty and the public through our various services such as in person, online, email and research consultations by appointment.

All members of the library faculty serve as Liaison Librarians to one or more academic programs, with responsibilities to maintain subject expertise, develop collections, provide specialized instruction (including for Core Academic Writing Seminars), create web-based resource guides, and communicate library policies, procedures, collections and services. We seek candidates who bring education, experience, or aptitude that enable them to serve as liaison in a variety of areas, but especially Nursing and health sciences.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to innovative, user-centered services; effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; evidence of professional growth through scholarly activity and service; strong commitment to contributing to a supportive, collegial work environment; willingness to accept and support the mission of Seattle University and its commitment to the vision and values of Jesuit and Catholic higher education.

Applicants must apply at https://jobs.seattleu.edu and provide: (1) detailed letter of application identifying the candidate’s education, experience, achievements, potential to succeed in the position as well as salary expectations; (2) comprehensive curriculum vitae; (3) statement on how the candidate, personally and professionally, can contribute to the mission, vision, and values (https://www.seattleu.edu/about/mission/) of Seattle University; (4) names and contact information for five professional references who can address the candidate’s experience and ability pertinent to the position. Applicants are encouraged to submit any other evidence of qualifications.

Application review will begin July 18, 2016. Open until filled. Library faculty appointment will be at appropriate rank, based on experience and service.

Consult the library’s website for the detailed job description: https://www.seattleu.edu/library/about-the-library/employment-at-the-lib...

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Discussion Applications Developer, University of Maryland Libraries (apply by July 11)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 04:11 pm

Title: Applications Developer
Category: Exempt Staff
Department: Digital Systems and Stewardship
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

Title: Applications Developer
Category: Exempt Staff
Department: Digital Systems and Stewardship
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

The University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty at the University System of Maryland’s flagship campus and constitute the largest university library system in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Recent membership in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten member institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.
The Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) Division provides systems support and development services to the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium. The applications developer works independently and collaboratively with DSS team members and staff at USMAI libraries to develop, configure, and extend existing and new applications that address the needs of the consortium's 17 libraries. Supported applications include a mix of commercial, open source, and locally developed systems.
This position works across departments, working on initiatives of the Consortial Library Applications Support (CLAS) team and participating in the procedures, practices, and knowledge sharing of the Software Systems Development and Research (SSDR) team. The position reports to the SSDR manager and receives work assignments from the CLAS manager.
The incumbent will participate in activities throughout all phases of the software development lifecycle, producing thorough documentation, managing applications using version control, and following team procedures and workflows for code release. UMD Libraries is a collaborative environment with opportunities to share knowledge and experiences with other developers and Libraries staff. All team members are relied upon to identify and recommend solutions that enhance the work of the CLAS team, staff of USMAI libraries, and users at the consortium's libraries.
Responsibilities:
• Develop new applications in alignment with the goals and needs of USMAI and its member libraries; contribute to all stages of the software development lifecycle
• Extend and modify existing applications, utilizing APIs, various programming languages, and application frameworks
• Work with members of the CLAS team and USMAI library staff to perform system maintenance, troubleshooting, user support, and change management activities for supported applications; develop and implement scripts and other utilities to achieve improved efficiencies in CLAS operations; monitor applications to identify and resolve system performance issues
• Perform business and systems analysis to align proposed and existing applications with consortial needs; participate and lead requirements gathering, specifications development, system design, and system evaluation activities; maintain current awareness of trends and issues in library information technology and supported applications
• Utilize project management tools such as JIRA to record and monitor progress; manage code using Git; monitor ticket-tracking systems for troubleshooting; produce and maintain thorough application documentation

Required Qualifications:
• Minimum of one year of programming experience
• Demonstrated understanding of tools for structured data processing, including relational databases, serialization formats (such as XML), and data focused languages (such as SQL or XSLT)
• Demonstrated ability to research and learn new technologies
• Strong service orientation; and Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
• Excellent interpersonal skills; and excellent written and verbal communications skills

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/43531. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until July 11, 2016.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Discussion Children’s Librarian, Dayton Metro Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 04:10 pm

Children’s Librarian
Trotwood Branch library

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a dedicated, patron focused Children Librarian to work as a team member at the Trotwood Branch Library.

Children’s Librarian
Trotwood Branch library

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a dedicated, patron focused Children Librarian to work as a team member at the Trotwood Branch Library.

Job Responsibilities: Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service. Creates a welcoming atmosphere in the Children’s area through personal presence and areas design. Provides library users with assistance in reference, readers’ advisory, information literacy, and in the use of library materials and reference resources. Assists patrons in finding and selecting library materials, and in the use of the public computers, personal electronic devices, and library virtual materials. Designs, promotes, presents and evaluates children’s programs and activities which address community needs and offer tie-ins to library materials. Provides service and maintains liaisons with schools and community agencies. Provides library outreach programs and school visits which meet community needs. Maintains attractive appearance of Children’s area. Creates displays to promote library use. Evaluates and suggests titles for purchase or replacement. Reevaluates and deselects materials which need to be cancelled, repaired, replaced or redistributed. Submits required reports and budget requests. Serves on library committees. Attends Children’s department meetings. Assists with system-wide children’s programs, activities and initiatives. Performs circulation responsibilities and related activities as needed.

Job Qualifications: Ability to use Internet and other new information technologies; ability to work effectively with schools and other community organizations; knowledge of children’s literature and collection development methods; experience working with planning and presenting children’s programs, and excellent community relation skills required. MLIS (preferred) or its equivalent in education and experience required.

Salary and Benefits: $41,724-$45,801. Plus excellent benefit package.

Application Process: Send resume to cchibis@daytonmetrolibrary.org

CYNTHIA CHIBIS, SHRM-SCP
Human Resources Manager
DaytonMetroLibrary.org
P: 937.496.8550 • F: 937.496.4302

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Discussion Reference Librarian, Information Services - Langston Hughes Memorial Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 04:09 pm

Job title: Reference Librarian, Information Services

Department: Langston Hughes Memorial Library
Reports to: Director of University Libraries
Type: Full-time/Regular
Salary: Per CBA
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
VISIT http://www.lincoln.edu/careers 

This position is a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor – starting August 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Job title: Reference Librarian, Information Services

Department: Langston Hughes Memorial Library
Reports to: Director of University Libraries
Type: Full-time/Regular
Salary: Per CBA
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
VISIT http://www.lincoln.edu/careers 

This position is a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor – starting August 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Job Summary:
Helps develop all library print and electronic collections. Assists patrons in locating and obtaining informational material by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (in no particular order)
Furnishes information on library activities, facilities, rules and services.
Explains and assists in use of reference resources including electronic databases, online catalogs, the traditional book and serials collections and the Lincoln University archives.
Describes and demonstrates effective procedures for navigating the online public access catalog (OPAC) and electronic resources like EBSCO host and Ethnic News Watch.
Search independently or in conjunction with the patron to locate and deliver requested subject information.
Answer queries on complicated reference subjects, including formulating and processing online search requests.
Participates in library outreach programs and conducts library tours.
Provides information instruction sessions and actively participates in the development and design of classes on the use of the library and its recourses.
Helps evaluate, organize and maintain all library collections.
Compiles and edits library user guides, libguides, etc., in both print and electronic formats.
Assists in reference collection development, special collections development and general collection development.
Helps obtain, catalog and classify archival materials.
Investigates new technologies and databases as they become available.
Helps with the annual library budget projections and financial reports.
Keeps statistics for assessment and evaluation purposes.
Participates in faculty committee assignments.
Participate in grant writing.
All other relevant duties as assigned by the Director of University Libraries.
Qualifications:
Earned Masters in Library Science/Information Science.
2nd earned Masters in Humanities/Social Science/Pure Sciences helpful.
Two years professional academic library experience.
Experience with automated library systems.
Supervisory experience, a plus.
Strong reference skills.
Strong archival skills a plus.
Must be able to work with little or no supervision.
Must be able to make decisions supporting the department’s mission and goals.
Must be able to handle multiple tasks and projects and prioritize based on departmental functionality.
Must have excellent communication skills, oral and written.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a culturally diverse organization.
Must be able to learn and become proficient with campus computing programs.
Have a high level of professional appearance and demeanor.
Working conditions:
The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

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Discussion Main Library, Manager II, Columbus Metropolitan Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 04:07 pm

Main Library, Manager II

Job Description

Main Library, Manager II

Job Description

If you are passionate about leadership in the library profession, this opportunity is for you. Columbus Metropolitan Library is providing next generation services to a vibrant and continuously developing community. Our awe-inspiring, fabulously redesigned Main Library welcomes an engaging leader who has mastered information and reference skills, thrives in a fast-paced environment, embraces innovation and loves to mentor and develop people.

Our Main Library serves diverse customers of all ages who rely on the vital programs, services and access to technology that CML brings to the community. As a library leader you will form and advance partnerships with organizations that share our vision and purpose, and help us achieve positive outcomes moving our library and community forward.

We are looking for stellar leadership talent capable of executing short and long-term objectives within the context of our strategic and tactical plans. In this role you have numerous opportunities to create, innovate and inspire your team. If you are a leader, this could be the next step in your career. We encourage you to check us out!

For more information: columbuslibrary.org/careers

Keisha Gibbs │ Manager 
Columbus Metropolitan Library

Martin Luther King Branch Library

1600 E Long Street Columbus, OH

 

 

614.479.3213 office │614.479.4213 fax
kgibbs@columbuslibrary.org

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Discussion Electronic Resources Librarian, California State University-East Bay

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 04:03 pm

California State University-East Bay: Library
ELECTRONIC RESOURCES LIBRARIAN, UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, TENURE-TRACK FACULTY_ 17-18 LIBR-ELECTRONICRESOURCES-TT [POSITION PS #00001156]
Location: Hayward / Concord / Online, CA

California State University-East Bay: Library
ELECTRONIC RESOURCES LIBRARIAN, UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, TENURE-TRACK FACULTY_ 17-18 LIBR-ELECTRONICRESOURCES-TT [POSITION PS #00001156]
Location: Hayward / Concord / Online, CA
THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. The ten major buildings of the Hayward Hills campus, on 342 acres, contain over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, over 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous computer labs and a library, which contains a collection of over one million items. The University also has campuses in Contra Costa County, Online, and in Oakland, California. With an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students and 600 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science. The University offers bachelor's degrees in 50 fields, minors in 61 fields, master's degrees in 37, and 1 doctoral degree program. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/

THE DEPARTMENT: The University Libraries consist of the main Hayward campus library, a Concord campus library, and a growing online presence. The Libraries provide information literacy programs for approximately 3,000 students per year, and offer 80 public service hours per week. The Libraries have 14 full-time equivalent faculty members, and 23 staff include over 800,000 printed volumes and a growing collection of online databases, ejournals, and ebooks. Participation in the CSU system and regional consortia enhances these resources. The annual library budget is $4 million.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION:

Working collegially with the library faculty, the Electronic Resources Librarian will develop and manage electronic resource collections, including acquisition, licensing and access; keep current with emerging technologies and developments in electronic products and services; serve as a liaison between library public and technical services to facilitate the effective integration of electronic resources to support the teaching and learning mission of the University; and design effective assessment strategies for electronic resources and services.

The appointee to this position will participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including teaching credit courses and other instructional sessions in the library information literacy program; providing instructionally-focused reference services in person and online to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff members of the University during day, evening, and weekend hours; serving as a subject specialist and liaison to disciplinary departments; and participating in faculty governance. Librarians enjoy faculty rank and privileges and are expected to participate in the full range of Library faculty responsibilities and activities expected of a member of the tenure-track. This is advertised as a 12-month appointment. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2017

QUALIFICATIONS
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated knowledge of electronic resource managements trends and practices; demonstrated awareness of industry standards in acquiring and licensing electronic resources; experience with integrated library systems and discovery layers; demonstrated ability to work within a team environment where collaboration and cooperation are essential; ability to work collegially in a diverse, fast-paced environment; demonstrated ability to serve students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds; familiarity with the principles of information literacy; a strong service commitment; and demonstrated ability to meet the University Libraries’ tenure and promotion standards.

Desirable: Demonstrated knowledge or experience in the ExLibris Alma/Primo LMS; demonstrated experience with EBSCOadmin, including EDS, Holdings Management, and Full Text Finder; demonstrated experience and ability to manage the lifecycle of licensed electronic resources, troubleshoot and analyze electronic resource access problems; demonstrated knowledge of the technical issues involved in the network delivery of electronic resources; demonstrated knowledge of collection development practices in academic libraries, including oversight of collection budgets; demonstrated ability in planning, managing, and assessing electronic resource collections and resolving electronic resource access issues; knowledge of bibliographic and metadata tools; strong analytical skills, including experience with statistical analysis and modelling; demonstrated ability in planning and implementing projects. It is anticipated that this position will be a library liaison to the College of Business and Economics; therefore, preference will be given to candidates with experience and/or coursework in business, economics, and/or related fields.

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
APPLICATION DEADLINE: First review date is September 23, 2016, but the position will be considered open until filled. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita; names and email addresses of three references.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

CSU East Bay is located in Hayward, CA. Full job announcement available here: https://apply.interfolio.com/35629

There are already two spectrum scholars here, and we'd love to add another! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Warmly,

Lana

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Discussion Systems & Discovery Services Librarian, Sul Ross State University

by Veronica Arellano-Douglas on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 03:39 pm

Sul Ross State University seeks an innovative and forward-thinking librarian to lead us in connecting our resources to our patrons.

Sul Ross State University seeks an innovative and forward-thinking librarian to lead us in connecting our resources to our patrons. The Systems and Discovery Services Librarian will provide leadership and support for the discovery and accessibility of available electronic information resources.  The Librarian will work with other library staff to ensure effective management of the integrated library system and discovery system, the development of discovery applications via the online catalog and the library web site, and oversee Interlibrary Loan using OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services. 
 
For the complete position description, and to apply, visit: https://sulross.peopleadmin.com/postings/2573
 
Questions? Contact April Aultman Becker, Dean of Library and Information Technologies at april.becker@sulross.edu

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Discussion Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Western Washington University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 03:38 pm

HEAD OF CATALOGING AND METADATA SERVICES

About the Position:  Western Washington University seeks a collaborative leader to further develop and implement cataloging and metadata services at Western Libraries. 

HEAD OF CATALOGING AND METADATA SERVICES

About the Position:  Western Washington University seeks a collaborative leader to further develop and implement cataloging and metadata services at Western Libraries. 

This is a 12 month, tenure-track faculty position that provides leadership, strategic vision, and direction for fully integrating emerging metadata standards and linked data technologies into academic library cataloging practices.  Reporting to the Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services, the position facilitates the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems, and provides leadership in working collaboratively with the Orbis Cascade Alliance (the Alliance).

The Cataloging and Metadata Unit supports the academic programs of Western Washington University by ensuring intellectual control for books, journals, electronic resources, sound and video recordings, scores, microforms, maps, and other materials.  Western is a member of the Alliance, which operates a shared Alma/Primo ILS for 39 member libraries. Western Libraries employees serve in significant leadership roles in the Alliance collaborative workforce, working through committees to set policies, workflows, and best practices.

Please click on link to see full job description, required and preferred qualifications, and application instructions: https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=6998

WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.  For disability accommodation, call (360) 640-3774 or (360) 650-7696 (TTY). 

 

 

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Discussion Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State University Libraries (apply by July 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 03:09 pm

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Penn State University Libraries, Berks Campus
Apply by visiting: https://libraries.psu.edu/bkrl

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Penn State University Libraries, Berks Campus
Apply by visiting: https://libraries.psu.edu/bkrl

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applicants for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons & Thun Library, Penn State Berks. The campus library seeks a proactive, creative, and inventive librarian to fill a fixed-term multi-year faculty position as part of Penn State University Libraries. Duties of this position include working in a liaison role with the division of Science at Berks. Providing general reference and bibliographic instruction (both in person and virtual); developing research guides and instructional materials; developing library collections and promoting services to faculty and students. In addition to these duties, fixed term library faculty must remain current in librarianship through a variety of scholarly activities, and demonstrate service to the University and the profession.

REQUIREMENTS: Requires a MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent); experience with reference and bibliographic instruction; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library social media applications; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Prefer at least one year of post MLS experience in an academic library setting. Some evening and/or weekend work is required.

ENVIRONMENT: Based on current Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries is ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America. The University Libraries are located across 22 campuses throughout Pennsylvania, and serve approximately 6,300 faculty and 46,000 students at University Park, and more than 95,000 students system-wide. Collections exceed 5.8 million volumes and include more than 102,000 current serial subscriptions.

Penn State Berks is located in suburban Reading, PA. Student enrollment at the campus is a mix of approximately 2900 full and part-time students, with just over 800 of those students residing in on-campus residence halls. The campus offers small classes and excellent support systems that enable students to reach their fullest potential. The small campus environment allows for a comprehensive learning experience with the high standards of a major research university. Penn State Berks offers 21 baccalaureate degree programs, 6 associate degree programs, 22 academic minors, and the first two years of coursework for more than 160 Penn State majors that can be completed at other Penn State campuses.

COMPENSATION AND RANK: Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/bkrl. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin July 15, 2016 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

 

 

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