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Dear Spectrum Community,

14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, will kick-off our year-long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship Program at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference with a cocktail reception on Sunday June 25, 2017 from 4-6pm at 19 East Gallery in Chicago. A minimum donation of the $20 ticket purchase includes hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

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Discussion Monographic & Media Cataloging Coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (apply by June 26)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 09:57 am

Monographic & Media Cataloging Coordinator
Academic Professional, University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available:  Position is open immediately.  This is a 100%-time, twelve-month, Academic Professional appointment.

Monographic & Media Cataloging Coordinator
Academic Professional, University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available:  Position is open immediately.  This is a 100%-time, twelve-month, Academic Professional appointment.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Content Access Management (CAM), the Monographic & Media Cataloging Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the Monographic & Media Cataloging Team within the unit. The Coordinator provides leadership within the Library for English language cataloging, by collaborating with other Technical Services units to determine appropriate workflows and with Public Services units to assess ongoing cataloging needs. The Coordinator provides training, documentation, and communication of national rules and standards related to monographic and media cataloging and works with others to determine local cataloging policies.

Monographic & Media Cataloging Coordinator:

  • Coordinates the overall work of the Monographic & Media Cataloging Team by developing priorities and managing workflows;
  • Supervises the staff, hourly employees, and student assistants assigned to the Monographic & Media  Cataloging Team, including hiring and evaluating team members;
  • Conducts training and provides documentation for the Monographic & Media Cataloging Team;
  • Collaborates with faculty and staff in the Library to assess monographic and media cataloging needs;
  • Coordinates monographic and media cataloging workflows with other library units, including Acquisitions and CMS;
  • Performs cataloging for materials in all subject areas using national and local standards, OCLC’s Connexion Client, and the Voyager integrated library system;
  • Contributes authority records to the national authority files;
  • Works with colleagues in CAM to create and maintain internal documentation and conducts cataloging training for library staff in other technical and public services units;
  • Serves as a leader in the library for cataloging activities, maintaining current expertise in national standards and their local implementation;
  • Participates in professional associations and contributes to the professional dialogue to improve service and enhance access to library resources.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science
  • Minimum of one year demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and tools
  • Solid computer skills including spreadsheet and database applications
  • Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and flexibly with a wide variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment

 

Preferred:

  • Cataloging experience in an academic or research library setting
  • Experience with ExLibris Voyager integrated library system and OCLC Connexion
  • Experience with MarcEdit software
  • Experience with non-MARC metadata standards
  • Experience in designing or updating cataloging workflows
  • Familiarity with current development of cataloging standards and initiatives

 

Academic Professional employees are encouraged to use “investigation time” to pursue areas of interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library’s policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/human/resources/investigationtime.html. Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities.

Environment: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services that 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 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. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/.

The Content Access Management (CAM) department consists of eleven faculty and academic professionals, 20 FTE civil service staff, and 7 FTE academic hourly and student employees engaged in cataloging and metadata creation to facilitate the discovery and delivery of the Library's information resources. The various units in CAM include: Monographic & Media Cataloging, Serials Cataloging, Foreign Language Cataloging, Electronic Resources Cataloging, Metadata Services, and Authority Control. Members of CAM also contribute to large-scale digitization projects, web scale discovery services, and the creation, harvesting, enhancement, remediation, and transformation of Library metadata. The unit participates in cooperative cataloging programs to support national and international resource sharing.

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.  The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, contact information including email addresses for three professional references.  Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before June 26, 2017.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Discussion Diversity Fellowship, Cornell University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 09:40 am

Diversity Fellowship
Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Diversity Fellowship
Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Background: Cornell University is located in scenic Ithaca on a hill above Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The city and University offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The Fellow will be based at Mann Library, which is an integral part of the Cornell University Library. The recently renovated building is the vibrant hub for our primary Colleges, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology.  We provide leadership in the library community through projects such as the USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System (http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu), the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu), and the TEEAL (http://www.teeal.org/) and Research4Life (http://www.research4life.org/) programs, which provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content.

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

The Diversity Fellowship is designed for recent MLS graduates who want the opportunity to learn about academic libraries and acquire core competencies and skills in research, scholarship and instruction. The program allows the Library Fellow the unique opportunity to work in a variety of public services areas, explore new information technologies, collaborate on projects, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment. A flexible program will be developed to balance the Fellow’s individual goals and interests with the Library’s needs. In addition, the Fellow's professional interests will be supported with a mentoring program, specialized training, continuing education, and participation on library committees.

A final job description will be created in collaboration with the candidate.  Duties could include a selection of the following or other options at the request of the selected candidate:

  • Teaching in Mann Library’s information literacy program
  • Developing online learning modules
  • Library space planning and assessment
  • Supporting systematic reviews
  • Providing research data management services
  • Providing consultation on advanced research strategies and citation management
  • Planning for emerging technologies
  • Multi-media and/or makerspace support services
  • Library outreach and communication
  • Collection development
  • Digitization of historical material
  • Supporting the Library’s international outreach initiatives, including TEEAL and Research4Life

This is a fully funded two-year appointment available starting August 15, 2017. The start date is negotiable. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

MLS from ALA-accredited institution. Graduation should be within the last three years. Strong service orientation; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment that emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library research and instruction services.  Preferred: Academic background or experience in science and/or social sciences.

Benefits: Competitive in salary, rank, professional development support, and benefits.  Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options).  Professional travel funding available.

Application Instructions: To apply, visit: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca...

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to your application (preferred as one combined PDF document).  Candidates should include in their cover letter a description of their knowledge and experience that demonstrates engagement in underrepresented communities and the ability to transfer this asset to a research, learning, and instructional context.  Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.  For more information, contact Mary Ochs, Director of Mann Library, mao4@cornell.edu.

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Discussion Assistant Director for Library Technology, Emory University Libraries (apply by June 26)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 09:36 am

Emory University Libraries is actively recruiting for an Assistant Director for Library Technology. A brief summary of the job appears below. A more detailed description and requirements can be accessed via Emory's job listings at: http://emorylib.info/3

If you have any questions about the job, please feel free to reach out to Rosalyn Metz at rosalyn.metz@emory.edu.

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Emory University Libraries is actively recruiting for an Assistant Director for Library Technology. A brief summary of the job appears below. A more detailed description and requirements can be accessed via Emory's job listings at: http://emorylib.info/3

If you have any questions about the job, please feel free to reach out to Rosalyn Metz at rosalyn.metz@emory.edu.

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Reporting to the Director, Library Technology and Digital Strategies (LTDS), the Assistant Director for Library Technology helps provide strategic direction for the enhancement, extension, and integration of Emory University Libraries’ technology and tools in support of faculty and student teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.

The Assistant Director for Library Technology oversees the Library Technology Department, which includes both the Library Core Systems Team and the Software Engineering Team. As a key member of the larger LTDS Division, the Assistant Director collaborates with staff within the division, as well as staff across Emory’s libraries to ensure the highest level of engagement and effectiveness for the university. Additionally, the Assistant Director contributes to the strategic and annual planning for the Division. This position ensures successful collaboration with external vendors and the larger IT organization to provide a portfolio of services that are well-integrated and maintained.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume/vita, and a list of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor using this link http://emorylib.info/3. Candidates applying by June 26, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will continue until position is successfully filled.

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Discussion Deaf Culture Digital Libraries Librarian I, Montgomery County Public Libraries (apply by June 5)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 09:33 am

Librarian I (Deaf Culture Digital Libraries Librarian I), Grade 21
Location Bethesda, MD, US
Organization Name Department of Public Libraries

Visit http://bit.ly/2qChx2J 

Job Description
CLOSING DATE: June 5, 2017
Help develop a new and exciting statewide service managed by the Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL)! The Deaf Culture Digital Library (DCDL) has been established as the primary information center on deaf resources for library customers and library staff throughout Maryland.

Librarian I (Deaf Culture Digital Libraries Librarian I), Grade 21
Location Bethesda, MD, US
Organization Name Department of Public Libraries

Visit http://bit.ly/2qChx2J 

Job Description
CLOSING DATE: June 5, 2017
Help develop a new and exciting statewide service managed by the Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL)! The Deaf Culture Digital Library (DCDL) has been established as the primary information center on deaf resources for library customers and library staff throughout Maryland.

This position is grant funded pursuant to Section 23-108 of the Education Articles, Annotated Code of Maryland, authorizes the Division of Library Development and Services (DLDS), Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to establish the Deaf Culture Digital Library as the primary information center on deaf resources for library customers and staff in the State. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon renewal of term.

This position requires basic proficiency in American Sign Language. The candidate selected to fill the vacancy will be required to pass a language proficiency exam assessing American Sign Language fluency.
Duties include:
Providing DCDL-related reference information service to Maryland residents, local public library staff, college and university librarians and other libraries in the State of Maryland by performing research, answering reference questions and making appropriate referrals to external sources.
Performing outreach visits to deaf and hard of hearing organizations and educational facilities serving the deaf and hard of hearing community throughout the State of Maryland, under direction of senior staff, manager, and Librarian II.

Participating in the planning of training and development of staff in 24 County public library systems on the topics of deaf awareness, management of deaf related collections, assistive technologies, programs, and other deaf culture related resources, under direction of Librarian II, senior staff, MCPL Staff Development Office, and in cooperation with the Governor's Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Assessing and recommending deaf literature, deaf history, and deaf culture related digital content for the DCDL website as well as, under direction of Librarian II, participating in developing and maintaining of the DCDL website.

Participating in collection development of materials related to deaf literature, history and culture by assessing and recommending titles for adult, young adult and children's DCDL collections, as well as maintaining the collection of print and digital resources.
Planning, presenting and evaluating deaf cultural programs per needs of customers statewide under direction of Librarian II and Senior Staff.

Identifying and recommending statewide partnerships with deaf and hard of hearing organizations and other stakeholders, as appropriate.

Assisting in tracking program progress via data collection activity to complete State-level reports.
Providing information services to customers of the Germantown Library, including reference and reader's advisory, to meet informational and reading needs of customers by performing research and answering reference questions, directing customers to specific library materials, making referrals to appropriate libraries or other external sources of information and, if possible facilitating access to such sources.
Time on the Information Desk will depend on the time required to complete DCDL tasks, as outlined above. Assisting customers in accessing electronic resources.

Library hours of operation are Sunday through Saturday including nights. Individual schedules will vary based on customer service needs. Sunday hours may be required at any branch.

The Deaf Culture Digital Library staff will work from the Germantown Branch. Travel to other libraries throughout the state is required.

Additional Employment Information
OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC.

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to special.accommodations@montgomerycountymd.gov. Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience: None.
Education: Master's degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.
Equivalency: None.
LANGUAGE: Basic proficiency in American Sign Language is required. Equivalency does not apply.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to sustain licensing.
Note: There will be no substitutions for this section.

Preferred Criteria
Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume. The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume.
1. Experience using, discussing and share information on deaf culture, deaf history, and deaf literature.
2. Experience in collection management, development, and tailoring a collection.
3. Experience planning, scheduling and presenting programs to groups.
4. Experience using social media tools for marketing, outreach and customer service.
5. Experience developing and delivering training to library staff.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

All applicants will be reviewed by OHR to determine whether or not they meet minimum qualifications for the position. All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria. Based on the results of Preferred Criteria evaluation, applicants will be rated and placed on the Eligible List as either "Qualified" or "Well Qualified." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a "Lateral Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Note: In the event there are 10 or fewer minimally qualified candidates, all will be placed on the Eligible List as Qualified and Hiring Managers will be required to interview a minimum of five candidates. For "seniority" jobs (as shown in Article 8), resumes will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria.

Visit http://bit.ly/2qChx2J to apply.

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Discussion Law Reference Librarian, University of Oregon (apply by June 22)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 09:59 am

Law Reference Librarian, John E. Jaqua Law Library (University of Oregon - Eugene, OR)

Law Reference Librarian, John E. Jaqua Law Library (University of Oregon - Eugene, OR)

The John E. Jaqua Law Library at the University of Oregon is currently hiring for a Law Reference Librarian. Reporting to the senior Law Reference Librarian, this position provides instructional and research services as a member of the reference team. They work collaboratively with the other law librarians and student reference assistants on team projects. They use specialized subject knowledge and expertise to teach legal research skills, support faculty scholarship, and perform collection development services including the selection of library materials. They will participate in departmental planning and administrative duties. They also participate in appropriate professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field, and to meet UO Libraries faculty criteria for promotion and retention. They actively contribute to the University’s goals regarding equity and inclusion. The full job posting, including application instructions, may be found here: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520371/law-reference-librarian

Review of applications will begin June 22, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

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Discussion Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship - Snell Library, Northeastern University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:51 pm

Snell Library, Northeastern University
Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship

Why work for Northeastern?

Snell Library, Northeastern University
Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship

Why work for Northeastern?

Join a leading R1 institution committed to intensive research and deep, meaningful educational experiences for students at all levels. Here you’ll find innovative thinking on higher education where experiential learning is central to the mission.  In this landscape University Libraries are a vital partner in learning, teaching, and research, serving a vibrant urban campus and global online community.  Unique space planning initiatives, new collaborations with key partners, and a commitment to experiential learning, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and supporting the research lifecycle shape the library’s innovative spirit and strategic directions.

What’s the job?

The Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship leads research and instruction services in support of STEM and business-related schools and affiliated labs, centers, and institutes.  You’ll supervise talented staff and shape core teaching and learning activities including course-integration strategies, collection development, and research consultation services.  Working collaboratively across the library and beyond, you’ll help launch an online learning program and play a key role designing/implementing services supporting the research lifecycle, including data management and digital repository services.  Assessing services, demonstrating impact, and engaging with the community to improve the user experience are critical for success.

To the point: Be a collaborative and engaging leader; build a strong team; support and enhance core services; help design and implement new research and instruction services.  Help us expand the possible!

Why are STEM and Entrepreneurship combined?

Entrepreneurship is happening in every corner of Northeastern, and connections between entrepreneurship and STEM education/research are especially vibrant.  We hope to identify intersections between STEM and business development endeavors, including processes around developing the commercial/business potential of technology, ideas, and products, and figure out how the library can support this ecosystem.   

About the Research and Learning Services Division

Research and Learning Services are comprised of Information, Delivery, and Access Services (IDEAS); Communications and Events; Assessment and User Engagement; the Digital Media Commons Recording Studios; and Research and Instruction.  Research and Instruction is managed collaboratively by the Head of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities and the Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship who report to the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services.     

Qualifications

MLS from an ALA accredited program and advanced degree in a STEM discipline, or equivalent professional experience in a STEM field. 3 or more years of increasingly responsible experience in an academic library.  Experience with collection development and with library instruction or classroom teaching. Evidence of strong supervisory skills, including the ability to motivate through coaching and leadership. Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment. Excellent organizational, analytical, planning, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills. Strong commitment to diversity. Energetic, innovative, self-motivated, service-oriented, and resourceful. Knowledge of information technologies, instructional and research methodologies, and of trends in academic libraries, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and higher education. Commitment to staff development.

About applying

To apply, visit: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/48415 , where details of the position’s responsibilities, the University’s outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available. 

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.  Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Discussion Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State University (apply by July 3)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:41 pm

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Penn State University, Abington Campus
To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/abingtonreflib

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Penn State University, Abington Campus
To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/abingtonreflib

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for a tenure-track Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Penn State Abington campus. We seek a proactive and creative librarian to provide general and specialized reference services. Duties of this position include collaborating with colleagues at Abington and across the Libraries in planning, delivery, and evaluation of library instruction and reference services. The position serves as liaison to the Science and Engineering Division, the Nursing program, and ACURA, the College’s undergraduate research program. Major responsibilities include course-related and course-integrated library instruction, in-person and virtual reference service; development of print and web-based research and instructional materials; consultation with faculty to support their research and course development; participation in collection development with responsibility for building and maintaining collections across the curriculum; participation in the review and development of library policies and procedures; and participation in faculty governance and University service. In addition to these duties, tenure track library faculty are expected to publish in scholarly journals, present at conferences, and demonstrate service to the University and the profession. 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.

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. Some evening and/or weekend work is required.

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.

Penn State Abington is located in the Philadelphia area, 15 miles north of Center City. In a diverse, multicultural, and student-centered setting, the Abington College offers 18 baccalaureate degrees and the first 2 years of coursework for over 160+ Penn State majors to approximately 4000 students. The College will open its first residence hall in Fall of 2017.

Compensation and Benefits:
This is a tenure-track faculty position. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. 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/abingtonreflib. 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 3, 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 Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian/Liaison to the School of Nursing - University of Maryland, Baltimore (apply by June 9)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:38 pm

Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian/
Liaison to the School of Nursing
Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian/
Liaison to the School of Nursing
Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
University of Maryland, Baltimore

The Research, Education, and Outreach (REO) Librarian/Liaison to the School of Nursing is a member of the liaison program advancing the Library’s efforts to anticipate and fulfill its research support, instruction, and outreach missions. The Library serves the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The person in this position is a co-liaison to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). The UMSON is the largest nursing school in Maryland and offers nationally ranked programs at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level. The school excels in research, collaborating on interdisciplinary teams throughout the university and nationally.

The successful candidate for this position will provide students, faculty, and staff with expertise and leadership in the areas of research support, information literacy, scholarly communication, and health informatics. S/he will collaborate with colleagues within the seven-member REO department and throughout the HS/HSL to develop and deliver innovative programs and services. S/he advances institutional and School priorities, facilitates community engagement, and pursues relevant professional and scholarly activities.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. This position reports to the Head of the Research, Education and Outreach Services. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library’s faculty. For more information see the University’s “Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty”: http://cf.umaryland.edu/umpolicies/usmpolicyInfo.cfm?polid=19&section=all

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate:
• Cultivates and sustains vital connections between the School of Nursing and the Library. Builds collaborative relationships with nursing students and faculty and advocates for their research and learning needs.
• Delivers dynamic instruction and expert research consultations to faculty and students, emphasizing searching skills, finding quality evidence, critical appraisal of resources, and information management.
• Designs and delivers research and information management workshops, in person and virtually.
• Works with other members of the Research, Education and Outreach department to develop a strong, cohesive team; collaborates with Library colleagues to develop and deliver innovative programs and services in the areas of expert searching/systematic reviews, research impact, scholarly communication, data management, and more.
• Collaborates with faculty to conduct systematic reviews.
• Assesses the research impact of scholarship to support faculty promotion, tenure, and grant applications.
• Applies innovative technologies to advance teaching and learning, communication, collaboration, and information management.
• Participates actively in committees within the School of Nursing, the Library, the University, and professional organizations.
• Continuously evaluates emerging research, program development, and curricular trends within the fields of nursing and academic health sciences librarianship.
• Engages faculty, staff, and students in sustainable outreach projects with a health information or health literacy component.
• Pursues research and professional development activities appropriate to maintaining or advancing appointment rank.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
• ALA-accredited MLS degree.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
• Expert searching skills in health sciences databases.
• Demonstrated ability to deliver quality instruction online and in person.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and to prioritize varied projects.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

PREFERRED:
• An undergraduate degree or comparable background in biological or health sciences.
• Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment.
• Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty, students, and clinicians.
• Evidence of professional and scholarly activities.

APPLICATIONS:
Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by June 9, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/REOSON.
SALARY RANGE: $50,000 - $52,000 depending on experience

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

ENVIRONMENT:
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven's Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu,) the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services. The HS/HSL serves the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7500 faculty and staff members on UMB's 60-acre research and technology complex consisting of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

 

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Discussion Academic Library Residency Program, University of Alberta Library (apply by May 31)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:36 pm

Academic Library Residency Program
University of Alberta Library (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

The University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) invites applications from recent library school graduates interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. The UAL Academic Library Residency Program offers early career development and professional work experience in an academic research library. One residency position is allocated for an indigenous applicant.

Academic Library Residency Program
University of Alberta Library (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

The University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) invites applications from recent library school graduates interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. The UAL Academic Library Residency Program offers early career development and professional work experience in an academic research library. One residency position is allocated for an indigenous applicant.

The Residency is designed to provide experience to recent graduates interested in exploring a career in research libraries, provide an opportunity to discover the multitude of opportunities within an academic library setting, and create mentoring and networking opportunities for recent graduates, as well as provide for professional development and training.

Qualified applicants must:

  • Have graduated from an accredited Canadian library school program in 2016 or 2017
  • Commit to a one year contract appointment with the University of Alberta Libraries

It is anticipated that the successful candidates will assume a variety of assignments appropriate for an introductory appointment. This year, the University of Alberta Libraries is particularly interested in candidates who have an interest in: humanities and social sciences librarianship; libraries and entrepreneurship; information technology; indigenization and decolonization of libraries; library assessment. Successful candidates will possess an enthusiastic service attitude, excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt to change and a variety of clients. All candidates will possess superior information management skills.

Please apply online with a copy of your resume, the name of a reference (a former professor/instructor is preferred) and a one-page statement of career goals and interest in academic librarianship. Please submit as one document.

Applications must be received no later than May 31, 2017 to be considered for a July 1, 2017 appointment. This is a sessional librarian appointment with a salary of $61,992 and a comprehensive benefits package found at http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca. The appointment is for a one-year term.

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Discussion Temp Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation, Congressional Research Service (apply by June 9)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 01:49 pm

Position Title: Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Temporary, 180 days)

Grade & Salary Range: GS-13 - $94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year
Who May Apply: US Citizens
Number of Positions: 1
Location: Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill)
Contact Information: Pat Case, Legislative Information Section Head, CIP pcase@crs.loc.gov

Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Temporary, 180 days)

Position Title: Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Temporary, 180 days)

Grade & Salary Range: GS-13 - $94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year
Who May Apply: US Citizens
Number of Positions: 1
Location: Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill)
Contact Information: Pat Case, Legislative Information Section Head, CIP pcase@crs.loc.gov

Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Temporary, 180 days)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP), seeks a Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Specialist in Legislative Information System Management, GS-13), to join the Legislative Information Section for a 180 day temporary appointment.

The Specialist will work solely on automating subject metadata generation for Congress.gov. Depending on the recommendations of the Congress.gov Metadata Enhancement Project, the incumbent will pilot the application of the selected metadata generation tools to Congress.gov data and/or explore recommendations in the Congress.gov Metadata Enhancement Project Report.

All librarians with a Master of Library Science degree or equivalent, a technology background, experience with automated subject metadata generation tools, and experience with indexing and taxonomy construction are encouraged to apply. A GS-13 appointment requires extensive experience working with taxonomies and automated subject metadata generation tools.

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

If you are interested in being considered, please submit an email to Pat Case, pcase@crs.loc.gov, by June 9th that includes, along with your resume, the reasons for your interest, and the particular qualifications you possess that make you a good fit for the position.

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