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Discussion Visiting Digital Preservation Resident,University Library Residency Program, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 11:12 am

Visiting Digital Preservation Resident

University Library Residency Program, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library

APPLY TO: https://jobs.illinois.edu

Visiting Digital Preservation Resident

University Library Residency Program, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library

APPLY TO: https://jobs.illinois.edu

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services[MLS1] , and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services which? [MLS2] help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service[MLS3]  programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library is pleased to announce a new opportunity for early-career librarians to gain professional experience and mentoring through a new library residency program. The residency program is offered to librarians within two years of receiving their degrees. The University Library seeks opportunities to help early career librarians embark on successful careers in academic and research libraries. Through the program, the residency librarian will gain in-depth work experience in academic librarianship, will be introduced to academic library administration, and will gain experience designing, conducting, and sharing the results of a research project. As part of a cohort of new professionals, the resident will benefit from mentoring and the opportunity to work closely with a group of individuals in the University Library. Individuals hoping to help the library advance and with the interest in developing themselves as a professional and scholar are encouraged to apply.

Time period: Start date August 16, 2017 through August 15, 2019

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited Masters of library and information science or an equivalent degree received within the last two years of position start date;
  • All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team environment
  • All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing as evidenced by their cover letter

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Familiarity with or demonstrated interest in the area(s) of librarianship relevant to the specific residency positions the candidate has an interest in.
  • Preference will be given to candidates from under-represented populations

APPLY TO: https://jobs.illinois.edu

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Discussion Visiting Digital Humanities Pedagogy Librarian, University Library Residency Program, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Library

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 11:02 am

Resident Librarian for Digital Humanities Pedagogy- University Library Residency Program

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library

APPLY TO: https://jobs.illinois.edu

Resident Librarian for Digital Humanities Pedagogy- University Library Residency Program

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library

APPLY TO: https://jobs.illinois.edu

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services[MLS1 , and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services which? [MLS2] help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service[MLS3] programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library is pleased to announce a new opportunity for early-career librarians to gain professional experience and mentoring through a new library residency program. The residency program is offered to librarians within two years of receiving their degrees. The University Library seeks opportunities to help early career librarians embark on successful careers in academic and research libraries. Through the program, the residency librarian will gain in-depth work experience in academic librarianship, will be introduced to academic library administration, and will gain experience designing, conducting, and sharing the results of a research project. As part of a cohort of new professionals, the resident will benefit from mentoring and the opportunity to work closely with a group of individuals in the University Library. Individuals hoping to help the library advance and with the interest in developing themselves as a professional and scholar are encouraged to apply.

Time period: Start date August 16, 2017 through August 15, 2019

 

The successful candidate will contribute to the work of the Scholarly Commons in helping to articulate the relationship between new technologies and humanities scholarship to the community of scholars; advising teaching faculty on the usage of digital content and providing technical support for use of analytical tools in undergraduate and graduate courses; and building out educational programming and consultation services to support the research needs of researchers and students pursuing work in digital scholarship. The Digital Pedagogy Librarian will play an active role in the forthcoming Humanities and Interdisciplinary Scholars' Collaboratory to support the instructional and activities needs of scholars and students who are working with technologies and data in pursuit of digital scholarship.

The successful candidate will contribute to research initiatives that critically involve digital pedagogy and training with digital tools: The candidate will participate in the teaching and outreach activities for the HathiTrust Research Center, a partnership between the Library, the School of Information Sciences, and Indiana University-Bloomington that requires a robust support infrastructure for facilitating researchers' access and use of textual corpora from the HathiTrust Digital Library and tools developed by the HTRC. The candidate will also work with the Education and Outreach efforts for Publishing Without Walls, a four-year Mellon Foundation funded initiative to build publishing models that can be supported locally by a university’s library, and help scholars navigate the new opportunities presented by collaborative, multi-modal, and interim phase works.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited Masters of library and information science or an equivalent degree received within the last two years of position start date;
  • All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team environment.
  • All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing as evidenced by their cover letter

PREFERRED:

  • Familiarity with or demonstrated interest in the area(s) of librarianship relevant to the specific residency positions the candidate has an interest in.
  • Preference will be given to candidates from under-represented populations.

APPLY TO: https://jobs.illinois.edu

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Discussion Resident Librarian for African American Studies, University Library Residency Program,The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 10:56 am

Resident Librarian for African American Studies -University Library Residency Program

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library 

APPLY TO:  https://jobs.illinois.edu

Resident Librarian for African American Studies -University Library Residency Program

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library 

APPLY TO:  https://jobs.illinois.edu

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services[MLS1] , and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services which? [MLS2] help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service[MLS3]  programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library is pleased to announce a new opportunity for early-career librarians to gain professional experience and mentoring through a new library residency program. The residency program is offered to librarians within two years of receiving their degrees. The University Library seeks opportunities to help early career librarians embark on successful careers in academic and research libraries. Through the program, the residency librarian will gain in-depth work experience in academic librarianship, will be introduced to academic library administration, and will gain experience designing, conducting, and sharing the results of a research project. As part of a cohort of new professionals, the resident will benefit from mentoring and the opportunity to work closely with a group of individuals in the University Library. Individuals hoping to help the library advance and with the interest in developing themselves as a professional and scholar are encouraged to apply.

 Time period:  Start date August 16, 2017 through August 15, 2019

As a subject specialist in the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library, the Resident Librarian for African American Studies supports the teaching, research, and public service activities of the faculty, staff, and students of the Department of African American Studies, and other students and researchers at the University of Illinois who are pursuing projects related to African American Studies. He or she also provides Library outreach to the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center. In addition, as a member of the AFRO Publishing Without Walls project team, the Resident Librarian for African American Studies contributes to outreach and education activities that engage African American Studies scholars in training and consultations for digital publishing.   

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited Masters of library and information science or an equivalent degree received within the last two years of position start date;
  • All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team environment.
  • All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing as evidenced by their cover letter

PREFERRED:

  • Familiarity with or demonstrated interest in the area(s) of librarianship relevant to the specific residency positions the candidate has an interest in.
  • Preference will be given to candidates from under-represented populations.

APPLY TO:  https://jobs.illinois.edu

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Discussion Health & Human Services Librarian, J. M. Atkins Library, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 10:38 am

Health & Human Services Librarian

J. M. Atkins Library, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 

Position # 002156

APPLY TO: https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/14821

Health & Human Services Librarian

J. M. Atkins Library, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 

Position # 002156

APPLY TO: https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/14821

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University offering over 28,500 students a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 1.9 million printed books, 930,000 e-books, over 400 databases, approximately 75,000 journals and an annual budget of over $10 million.

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte invites applications for a Health & Human Services Librarian to provide research support for students and faculty in the academic programs of the College of Health & Human Services. As an engaged faculty librarian in Research & Instructional Services, the person in this position will design and teach instructional sessions, provide in-depth, specialized research consultation and reference services, and assist with collection development for assigned academic programs.

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Professional experience in an academic library, health sciences library, or relevant clinical setting.
  • Two or more years of instructional or liaison experience in an academic research library
  •  Experience with systematic reviews and evidence-based practice protocols
  •  Familiarity with relevant health and human services databases (such as CINAHL, PubMed, Medline, Social Services Abstracts, or other related resources)
  •  Knowledge of the research needs of students and faculty at a Doctoral Intensive Institution
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and to create an environment of mutual respect
  •  Knowledge of relevant professional and technological issues in assigned areas
  •  Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant
  • Demonstrated commitment to exceptional public service
  • Intellectual curiosity and adaptability

APPLY TO: https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/14821

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Online Doc Library Assistant Director, Evanston Public Library (Apply by March 13)

by Jose Ruiz on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 12:25 pm
Location 
US-IL-Evanston
Job Type 
Regular Full-Time
Department 
Location 
US-IL-Evanston
Job Type 
Regular Full-Time
Department 
Evanston Public Library
Salary 
$101,006.00-$146,458.00/annually
Posted Date 
2/20/2017
Job Closing Date 
3/13/2017
Application: https://careers-cityofevanston.icims.com/jobs/1194/library-assistant-director/job

Nature of Work/Essential Functions:

*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for range.

 The work of the Assistant Director of Library Administration involves the day to day administrative work of three library facilities comprised of over 121,465 square feet of interior space, as well as major capital projects to renovate, repair or replace these public assets. Employees within the Administrative Division include the human resources, procurement, marketing/public relations and development personnel. The Assistant Director of EPL Administration oversees the budget and purchasing activities of the Evanston Public Library through the creation of the annual budget and provision of monthly financial reports and through the supervision of the procurement and human resources staff. The Assistant Director serves as a key advisor to the Library Director on all fiscal policy matters, including financial reporting; payroll administration; financial planning and financial forecasting; budget development and management; accounts receivable; and purchasing; develops and implements policies and procedures governing library operations within established budgetary limitations; performs delegated tasks in managing the delivery of educational programs and services and special events throughout the City and at library facilities; exercises initiative and independent functioning in the general management of staff and facilities. He/she works with staff and Library operating departments to ensure that financial policies and practices are consistent with operational needs, and that generally accepted business practices and City policies are followed.

 

Specific assignment will include some or all of the following:

  • Supervises human resources, procurement, marketing/public relations and development staff; assigns projects and activities; monitors work activity, evaluates performance, initiates and/or reviews discipline; hires and approves hiring of other employees.
  • Working with Library Managers, coordinates and manages the preparation of the Evanston Public Library’s budget including both revenue and expenditure history analysis and future projections for all funds, submits recommendations to the Library Director for final approval. Monitors expenditures to ensure the budget allocations and expenditures are balanced.
  • Monitors the cash position of Library funds. Prepares cash forecasts and compares actual cash flow to forecasts for Library funds as needed.
  • Works in collaboration with the Building Manager on facilities, maintenance and security issues. Plans, directs and manages all of the day to day activities associated with the maintenance, operations and construction work which affects Evanston Public Library employees as well as residents, elected officials and all users of the Evanston Public Library.
  • Assists in administration of debt programs in accordance with City of Evanston policy. Assists City of Evanston staff in the sale of City debt as required to fund the Evanston Public Library Capital Improvement Program.
  • Directs the formulation of financial analyses, reports, work programs, and informational summaries; interprets and summarizes such studies, including budget and investment reports.
  • Works with other Library Managers to coordinate financial policies and procedures within overall Evanston Public Library and City goals, objectives, policies and practices.
  • Completes all reports required by funding agencies including the City of Evanston, State of Illinois, Grantors, Donors and Federal Government Agencies.
  • Develops and implements department policies and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of resources. Recommends policies and provides technical and operational advice in area of expertise.
  • Confers and consults regularly with the Library Director and other senior staff and officials; makes presentations to the Evanston City Council, Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees and/or other groups as required. Attends night and weekend meetings as required.
  • Represents the Evanston Public Library at professional gatherings and forums and may represent the Library at City of Evanston and community programs.
  • Employs and supervises properly trained staff and volunteers.
  • Assists in the development of grants to acquire additional funding for Library services and programs.
  • Deals directly with public via 311, phone calls, site visits, meetings.
  • Develops RFP’s and bids for procurement of products, services, and construction.
  • Recommends and obtains appropriate employee training courses.
  • Researches maintenance alternatives for the areas overseen to find better methods, efficiencies and cost savings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in business or public administration, finance, or substantially similar degree from an accredited college or university. A Master’s Degree in Public Administration or Library and Information Science is preferred.
  • Must possess seven (7) or more years of experience in government/municipal finance administration, personnel and project management and must possess three (3) or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Experience planning, organizing, directing, and conducting the administrative and management functions of a multi-divisional department.
  • Proven ability to effectively manage staff and build and maintain positive working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Mastery in budget and financial management and a thorough understanding of financial constraints faced by local governments. Thorough knowledge of theory, techniques and methods as applied to the implementation of public sector management, funding and capital improvements.
  • Experience in organizations where participative management concepts and strong customer service prevail.
  • Demonstrated skill in sound problem-solving, critical thinking, time management, communications, managerial, budgetary, analytical and decision making skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills, including written, verbal and listening, including public presentations.
  • Demonstrated skill as a manager with a functionally diverse staff. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of City officials, staff and citizens throughout the City and outside of the Library.
  • Skill in directing staff, consultants and contractors to meet project goals, deadlines, budgets and specifications including the ability to facilitate meetings and lead project teams.
  • Demonstrated skill in business software applications, including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and presentation software; ability to learn and be proficient with the City’s financial management and human resources software system.
  • Ability to learn, understand and apply federal and state statues and financial requirements, City ordinances, rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances, policies and procedures, journals, newspapers, memos, letters, reports, legal documents, and financial documents.
  • Ability to create project plans and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to adapt to changing goals and initiatives. Ability to work under pressure and coordinate numerous activities and groups of people who need to cooperate to achieve maximum efficiency.
  • Thorough knowledge of library operations and all applicable library laws, statutes and reporting requirements.
  • Thorough knowledge of design concepts, contract document development, cost estimation, scheduling and administration for projects. Working knowledge of building codes, applicable law and regulations.
  • Thorough knowledge of consultant selection process, techniques and methods.
  • Working knowledge of project management practices and procedures in order to appropriately monitor and evaluate project progress.
  • Skill in directing staff, consultants and contractors to meet project goals, deadlines, budgets and specifications including the ability to facilitate meetings and lead special project teams.
  • Ability to review requests for payment in terms of contract compliance, successful delivery of required services, project budget, and City practices and procedures.
  • Ability to read, interpret and evaluate drawings, specifications, proposals, contracts, design plans, laws, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, financial documents, legal documents, memos, journals, research results, correspondence, grant applications, punch lists, contract awards, change orders, as-built plans, technical instructions and manuals.
  • Ability to work with statistics as needed including budgeting and cost monitoring.
  • Thorough knowledge of policy and process evaluation concepts and the ability to assemble, analyze and organize critical data.
  • Skill in assessing procedures, practices and/or policies, and in evaluating them for effectiveness and efficiency; ability to make recommendations regarding possible changes or affirmation of current status to a wide variety of audiences, both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of theory, techniques and applications of municipal management and supervision, including operation within a unionized and non-unionized environment.
  • Skill in prioritizing short-term and long-term activities.

  

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

Work is performed primarily in a sedentary position.

Ability to lift more than 20 pounds. Ability to see, smell, taste, hear, and speak.

Ability to perceive color, depth, and texture.

 

Additional Information:

SUPERVISION:

Under the general direction of the Library Director or designee, work is performed with independence; works closely with City officials and Library staff at all levels of the organization. Assignments are received via work requests, e-mails, phone calls, questions, meetings and direct project and ongoing assignments from the Director; employee is responsible for prioritizing work tasks, and for identifying, including, referring and coordinating the appropriate City staff within or outside of the Department in order to resolve a problem or situation. Additionally; this position is responsible to review and oversee staff assigned departmental capital projects from inception through construction; projects are developed through the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) in conjunction with the Library Director and Board of Trustees; employee is responsible for prioritizing projects and work tasks, assigning workload to professional staff, periodic reporting of progress, monitoring project budgets, identification of problems and potential resolutions. Work is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences and meetings with the senior management staff members of the department. Guidance is provided through City Code, Library policies, City operating practices and procedures, Personnel Manual, Purchasing Manual, applicable ordinances, statutes, codes and rules. Work is evaluated formally at least annually, with respect to supervisory skills, project management, adherence to deadlines and budget, ability to work with consultants, contractors and City officials, problem solving ability, financial analysis, customer service, project delivery, written and verbal communications, leadership skills, and performance in accordance with the classification standard.

 

PUBLIC CONTACT:

The employee has regular and frequent contact with staff and tenants of the Evanston Public Library, visitors to the library locations, citizens, contractors, developers, neighborhood groups, citizen groups, City employees, elected officials and representatives from other governmental and community agencies. Contact may be in the form of personal interaction, phone, written communication, electronic communication, informal and formal

 

Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position.  Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.

 

The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.  The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 or 847-448-8052 (TTY).

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Discussion Research & Instruction Librarian, Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library (apply by March 10)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 09:18 am

RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its Research & Instruction department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.

RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its Research & Instruction department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.

The successful candidate will work collegially with four other librarians in the Research & Instruction department. Core duties include staffing the research help desk (including one evening per week while classes are in session and occasional weekend hours); designing, teaching, and assessing course-related library instruction in collaboration with faculty; consulting individually with students about research; developing online guides, tutorials, and other learning resources; planning and implementing outreach activities and programs that promote library collections and services and contribute to the campus’ intellectual climate; and participate in the hiring, training, and supervision of interns and student peer research mentors. Like all librarians, the Research & Instruction Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities. This librarian reports to the Director of Research & Instruction.

Qualifications:
Required:
• ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science
• Reference experience, preferably in an academic library
• Knowledge of print and electronic reference services and sources
• Teaching experience, familiarity with information literacy concepts and trends, and ability to contribute fully to an active information literacy instruction program that values creative instructional design and assessment
• Relevant experience integrating technology with reference and instruction to enhance the library’s role in student learning
• Understanding of scholarly communication patterns and needs of a scholarly clientele
• High degree of initiative and flexibility
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment
• Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community
• Effective communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as cross-cultural competencies to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members

Preferred:

• Minimum of one year reference/instruction library experience
• Proficiency in a second language and the ability to participate in an increasingly international curriculum

The salary is competitive and is complemented with a superior benefits package.
Gettysburg College is committed to a climate that welcomes and supports diversity. Candidates should address in their cover letter how they have contributed to a campus/workplace culture of inclusion, as well as how they would envision contributing at Gettysburg.

Application materials must be received by March 10, 2017. Anticipated start date is summer 2017.

Please visit our website to submit application materials through our online hiring system: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2012.

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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Discussion Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian, Penn State University Libraries (apply by March 20)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 09:14 am

Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian

Penn State University Libraries

To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/nursingliaisonlibr

Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian

Penn State University Libraries

To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/nursingliaisonlibr

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for a Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian to develop and deliver innovative services for students, faculty and staff in various health sciences programs. This position will function as the lead liaison for Nursing and will serve as liaison to one or more of the following areas: Bio-Behavioral Health, Health Policy and Administration, and Nutrition. Critical skills include the ability to function effectively in a team environment, flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization, and a facility for cross-departmental communications. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position reporting to the Head of the Life Sciences Library.  Successful candidates will benefit from the mentoring program developed by the University Libraries to support faculty in tenure-track appointments in fulfilling expectations in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.  The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.  We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage with the students and faculty in the College of Nursing and Health and Human Development departments/programs.
  • Support the growth of library resources and services for nursing and health sciences programs offered by World Campus.
  • Coordinate efforts among librarians working with nursing programs across all campuses (currently 12).
  • Provide individual and group instruction on information literacy for students and faculty in the assigned program areas, and determine the impact via ongoing assessment.
  • Assist in determining trends in the collection and evaluation of existing and new resources. Partner with the Harrell Health Sciences Library in Hershey, and other relevant STEM Libraries, to build robust collections in the health and biomedical sciences across PSU.
  • Serve as reference librarian in nursing and the health sciences.
  • Work regularly scheduled hours at the Life Sciences reference desk, as an embedded librarian in related colleges and departments, and the Ask a Librarian virtual online service.
  • Develop and maintain digital subject guides and tutorials as assigned for the library website.
  • Participate in data management and research support services.

 

Qualifications:
Required

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent)
  • Experience and/or degree in nursing, health, or biosciences field
  • Knowledge of and experience with health sciences databases and resources
  • Experience providing information literacy instruction
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.  Please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/policies/ul-hrg07 to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teaching faculty, library faculty and staff, students, staff and administrators and community users in a diverse academic environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion

 

Desirable

  • Experience providing reference service in physical and web environments.
  • Advanced degree in a health sciences field
  • Experience creating online learning objects
  • Experience using evidence-based practice principles and PICO

 

Environment

The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach.  The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.

 

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day's drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA 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.

 

Application Instructions:

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/nursingliaisonlibr.   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 March 20, 2017 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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Discussion Fine and Performing Arts Librarian, Sacramento State University Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:48 am
 
               
 

Job Title:

 
               
 

Job Title:

   
 

Fine and Performing Arts Librarian (Tenure Track - 12 Month)

 

Job ID:

 

101935

 

Full/Part Time:

 

Full-Time

 

Regular/Temporary:

 

Regular

 

Job Code:

 
 

2920

Librarian 12 Mo

 

Job Grade:

 

Sr. Assistant

 

Department:

 
 

Library

 

   
 
       
 

Campus Information

 

California State University, Sacramento is located in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city's two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University's approximately 27,500 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor's degree in 58 disciplines, the master's degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers.

Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As California's capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, California State University, Sacramento is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition. The proximity of California State University, Sacramento to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research internships, and employment.

 
 
 
 
 

Hiring Dept. Information

 

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library's mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with new leadership, a forward-thinking vision, and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 20 Library faculty, 25 staff and approximately 20 FTE student assistants.

A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university.  At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority.  In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community.  Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.

 
 
 
 
 

Duties/Responsibilities

 

Under the general direction of the Head of Reference and Instruction Department, the Fine and Performing Arts Librarian is the primary contact for the Department of Art, the Department of Theater and Dance, and the School of Music. The Fine and Performing Arts Librarian will be responsible for providing high-quality services to a diverse constituency of students and faculty including course related library instruction, development of library collections, and liaison responsibilities, as well as exploring new modes of content creation, archiving and delivery, in the areas of Art, Art History, Theater, Dance, and Music.

Scholarly or creative achievement, contributions to the Library and the University, professional development, and contributions to the community are all responsibilities of Library Faculty.

 
 
 
 
 

Qualifications

 

REQUIRED:

- American Library Association accredited Master's degree or equivalent
- Two years of professional library experience or equivalent.
- Experience with library resources from any of the following areas: art, art history, music,
theatre, or dance. 
- Experience with information literacy or curriculum planning or programmatic library
instruction. 
- Demonstrated understanding of the learning and research process in higher education.
- Ability to incorporate technology into library reference and instruction services.
- Demonstrated teaching ability and strong commitment to student learning.
- Demonstrated service orientation, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations that are reflective of a wide
range of backgrounds and cultural heritage and social identities.

PREFERRED:

- Bachelor or Master's degree in studio art, art history, music, theater or dance or related field.
- Experience in collaborating with campus partners to include information literacy instruction in
the fine arts or general education program in the undergraduate curriculum.
- Knowledge of instructional design theory, principles and practices.
- Experience with outreach, marketing, and promotion of library services to the campus and
community.
- Experience with assessment of library services to the students and teaching faculty
- Collection Development experience in fine arts.
- Knowledge of open access, affordable learning solutions, intellectual property rights, and
open publishing options.
- Knowledge of data management and/or library repositories.
- Experience with the digital humanities.

 
 
 
 
 

Appointment

 

This is a full-time (12 month) tenure track position at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank with an anticipated start date of June 2017. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

 
 
 
 
 

Application Review

 

Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2017; position is open until filled.

 
 
 
 
 

Application Procedures

 

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment.  Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link.  External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link.  Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Candidates must include the following attachments with the application:
1. Cover letter
2. Current curriculum vitae/resume
3. As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, Sacramento States is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching and working environment for all. What contributions are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusionary environment? What have you learned working with diverse populations? Please limit your response to 500 words.
4. The names and contact information of at least three professional references
5. Unofficial transcripts attesting to the highest degree earned (official transcripts required upon hire)

 
 
 
 
 

Equal Employment Opportunity

 

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/Information%20for%20Job%20Applicants.html

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit http://www.csus.edu/aba/police/  

 
 
 
 
 

Background Check

 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

 
 
 
 
 

Child Abuse and Neglect Report

 

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

For questions regarding application requirements for Job #101935, please send an email to facultyemployment@csus.edu.  Please include the Job ID # in the subject line of the email.

For technical difficulties, please contact our IRT help desk at (916) 278-7337.

 

 

Amy Kautzman
Dean and Director, University Library
California State University, Sacramento
T: (916) 278-6230 | kautzman@csus.edu

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Discussion Entrepreneurship Librarian, Penn State (apply by March 6)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:56 am

I wanted to let you all know about an exciting new position we have created at Penn State.

-John Meier

https://libraries.psu.edu/entrepreneurshiplibr

I wanted to let you all know about an exciting new position we have created at Penn State.

-John Meier

https://libraries.psu.edu/entrepreneurshiplibr

Entrepreneurship Librarian, Penn State, University Park The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications for the position of Entrepreneurship Librarian. This new faculty position will support the entrepreneurship curriculum and university-wide initiatives relating to entrepreneurship and economic development, including Invent Penn State. The Entrepreneurship Librarian reports to the Head of the Schreyer Business Library. This is a three-year non-tenure track fixed-term faculty appointment with an excellent possibility of renewal.

The Entrepreneurship Librarian will:

Serve as the formal liaison to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor.
Develop tutorials and other learning objects to support residential and online entrepreneurship courses.
Develop relationships with appropriate student organizations.
Coordinate Libraries’ efforts to support Invent Penn State and other initiatives relating to entrepreneurship and economic development.
Work collaboratively with Penn State Commonwealth Campus librarians who support entrepreneurship courses and initiatives.
Enhance collections relating to entrepreneurship.
Participate in course-related instruction, reference, consultation, and outreach services.
Qualifications:

Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); ability to work independently and collaboratively; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; a strong public service orientation; demonstrated expertise in supporting entrepreneurship studies or practice; strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree or minor and/or graduate degree in business, economics, or a related field. Post-degree experience as a public services librarian or in supporting entrepreneurship. Demonstrated expertise with business resources, including specialized databases.

Environment:

The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day's drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA 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.

Application Instructions:

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. 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 March 6, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

John J Meier
Science Librarian | Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library The Pennsylvania State University
201 Davey Lab, University Park, PA 16802 meier@psu.edu | (814)867-1448 | Twitter @johnmeier1 http://sites.psu.edu/meier/

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Discussion Digital Public Library of America Fest 2017 Chicago - Travel Grants (apply by March 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 09:45 am

At DPLA, it is very important to us that DPLAfest bring together a broad array of professionals and advocates who care about access to culture to discuss everything from technology and open access to copyright, public engagement, and education. We celebrate the diversity of our DPLA community of partners and users and want to ensure that these perspectives are represented at DPLAfest, which is why we are thrilled to announce three fully funded travel awards to attend DPLAfest 2017.  

At DPLA, it is very important to us that DPLAfest bring together a broad array of professionals and advocates who care about access to culture to discuss everything from technology and open access to copyright, public engagement, and education. We celebrate the diversity of our DPLA community of partners and users and want to ensure that these perspectives are represented at DPLAfest, which is why we are thrilled to announce three fully funded travel awards to attend DPLAfest 2017.  

Our goal is to use this funding opportunity to promote the widest possible range of views represented at DPLAfest. We require that applicants represent one or more of the following:

  • Professionals from diverse ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds representing one or more of the following groups: American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • Professionals whose work or institutions primarily serve and/or represent historically underserved populations including, but not limited to, LGBTQ communities, incarcerated people and ex-offenders, people of color, people with disabilities, or Native American and tribal communities
  • Individuals who would not otherwise have the financial capacity to attend DPLAfest 2017
  • Graduate students and/or early career professionals
  • Students or professionals who live and/or work in the Greater Chicago metro area

Requirements:

  • Complete the application form by March 1, 2017: https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2017/scholarships/
  • Award recipients must attend the entire DPLAfest, taking place on Thursday, April 20 between 9:00am and 5:45pm and Friday, April 21 between 9:00am and 3:30pm.
  • Award recipients agree to write a blog post about their experience at the event to be published on DPLA’s blog within two weeks following the end of the event.

Please note that this funding opportunity will provide for airfare and/or other required travel to Chicago if needed, lodging for two nights in one of the event hotels, and complimentary registration for DPLAfest. The award will not provide for meals or incidental expenses such as cab fares or local public transportation.  All applicants will be notified regarding their application status during the week of March 13.

We appreciate your help sharing this opportunity with interested individuals in your personal and professional networks.

About DPLAfest
An annual series of workshops, presentations, and discussions, DPLAfest brings together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, teachers and students, and many others to celebrate DPLA and its community of creative professionals. The fest takes place in different locations each year and is open to the public.

DPLAfest 2017: Chicago, IL
Mark your calendars! DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. The hosts for DPLAfest 2017 include Chicago Public Library, the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, Chicago Collections, and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS).

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