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Discussion Education and SPExS Librarian, American University Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 09:44 am

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

EDUCATION AND SPExS LIBRARIAN

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Location: Washington, DC

https://apply.interfolio.com/43554

American University Library is seeking an innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarian for a continuing appointment-track faculty position for the School of Education [SOE] and the School of Professional and Extended Studies [SPExS].  Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at either assistant or associate level.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

EDUCATION AND SPExS LIBRARIAN

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Location: Washington, DC

https://apply.interfolio.com/43554

American University Library is seeking an innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarian for a continuing appointment-track faculty position for the School of Education [SOE] and the School of Professional and Extended Studies [SPExS].  Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at either assistant or associate level.

Responsibilities: The Education and SPExS Librarian will be the point person for research assistance, information literacy instruction and collection development in support of the curriculum and the faculty research at the School of Education and SPExS, as well as education-related research across campus. The librarian will work closely with the faculty and administration of the School of Education and SPExS to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources.   In collection development, reviews and selects research materials (print and digital) to support faculty and student research for Education.   http://www.american.edu/cas/education/

The Collection Development responsibilities include developing the Curriculum Materials Center [CMC], which includes the Larissa Gerstel Critical Literacy Collection.  The CMC is housed in the same building as the School of Education.  The Education and SPExS Librarian will coordinate closely with Access Services, which will manage the circulation and daily collection management activities of the CMC, and will coordinate with the School of Education, which uses the CMC as a learning space and classroom in conjunction with the collections.  The Education and SPExS Librarian is responsible for all of the intellectual decisions concerning the collection and the pedagogical design of the space.

Identifies fund-raising opportunities for building collections supporting School of Education and SPExS and helps cultivate potential donors.  Provides high-level subject specific research assistance to School of Education and SPExS faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty.  Teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students.  Creates appropriate online tools to support the School of Education and SPExS students and faculty.  Provides research and library support to all new SOE and SPExS programs and initiatives, including new online programs and post-doctoral researchers associated with the schools.  Collaborates with colleagues, as appropriate, on scholarly communication in support of the School of Education and SPExS.  Works with the School of Education to organize and implement the annual Larissa Gerstel Critical Literacy Symposium.  Supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in education librarianship.  Serves on the Library’s Collections Management Team and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection.  Assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation, including CAEP.

In support of SPExS, this position supports the International Accelerator Program.  This program is intended for international students, both undergraduate and graduate, who earn credits while improving their English language skills.  This Education and SPExS Librarian will provide information literacy instruction and research support to these international students.  Most of the classes taught in SPExS are interdisciplinary and work with subject collections that are built by other subject librarians.  The Education and SPExS librarian will work with colleagues on the Collections Management Team to ensure that the collections meet the needs of SPExS students and faculty.  Other areas of SPExS that this position supports include the Washington Semester program, the mentorship program, the AU Gap program, and online and in-person graduate professional programs, professional development programs.  SPExS is a dynamic unit and is regularly developing new programs.  http://www.american.edu/spexs/

The Education and SPExS Librarian is a member of the Division of Research, Teaching and Learning [RTL] and reports to the Associate Director of RTL.  As a member of RTL, the Education and SPExS Librarian also participates in broader initiatives as part of the University Library.

Library faculty members participate in library governance activities.  The Education and SPExS Librarian also consults regularly with the School of Education and the SPExS teaching faculty and administrators.  Library faculty members are expected to develop professionally, to contribute to the profession of librarianship, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited M.L.S.  Demonstrated research assistance, instruction, and collection development experience. Awareness of current concerns and developments in education librarianship and service to international students.  Evidence of potential for professional contributions and ongoing professional development. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Strong public service ethic; collaborative skills.  Ability to shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment.  Ability to work across a broad-based constituency and to communicate a positive library image.  Three years’ experience in an academic or research institution and a graduate degree in education, TESOL or a related field is highly preferred.

Salary:Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

ABOUT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

The American University Library www.american.edu/library  serves the AU community through a collection of over 1,300,000 volumes, 52,000 media and sound recordings. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 125,000 journal subscriptions in all subjects. The library has 21 library faculty, 77 full time staff and other professionals and about 104 student assistants.  The library's budget is about $16.7 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group. 

American University Library is a founding member of the Diversity Alliance for Academic Libraries. 

American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than 13,000 students.   

For information about American University, please see see http://www.american.edu and learn about the University Library at http://www.american.edu/library.

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search.  Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. 

Apply Now

https://apply.interfolio.com/43554

For help in signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: 

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services

American University Library

4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, D.C. 20016-8046

mmikkel@american.edu

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identify and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.   

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Discussion Government Documents and Social Sciences Librarian(Tenure-Track), Portland State University (apply by Aug 25)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 02:07 pm

POSITION: Government Documents and Social Sciences Librarian/ Assistant Professor /
Tenure-Track
LOCATION: Portland State University Library, Portland, OR
POSTED: July 26, 2017, open until finalists identified

POSITION: Government Documents and Social Sciences Librarian/ Assistant Professor /
Tenure-Track
LOCATION: Portland State University Library, Portland, OR
POSTED: July 26, 2017, open until finalists identified

Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, Portland State has an innovative approach to education that combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe.

PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community.

As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens.

Portland State University supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment, housing, and use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law. This policy implements state and federal laws. Inquiries about it should be directed to the Office of Equity and Compliance, 1600 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 830, Portland, OR 97201, 503-725-5919, or via email to: diversity@pdx.edu.

Position Summary
The Government Documents and Social Sciences Librarian consults and collaborates with scholars; participates in a dynamic instructional program, including classroom and online instruction; provides reference and information services for the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the community; and selects information resources to support the instructional and research needs of a diverse institution. This position has primary responsibility for representing PSU Library in the shared Oregon regional federal repository; professional engagement with other government documents librarians and the Government Printing Office on issues of mutual concern; the development and maintenance of the FDLP and Oregon Documents collections; the creation and maintenance of research guides and web pages related to local, state, federal, and international government documents in all formats; and relevant reference and instruction. This position serves as the Library’s lead on data management services, working with other campus units, and providing support to faculty, staff, students, and fellow librarians on activities such as data management planning, data documentation, preservation and sharing. This position also serves as the liaison to academic units such as International and Global Studies, Economics, etc., depending on the needs of the Library. Some evening and weekend instruction and/or reference duty is required. Portland State University faculty members contribute to faculty governance activities within the Library and the University, engage in community and professional service, and pursue an active scholarly agenda including publication, and research, and seeking grants as appropriate. This full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position reports to the Research & Instruction Services Manager.

Key Cultural Competencies
• Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
• Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
• Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
• Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Responsibilities
• Maintains government document depository arrangements as mandated by state and federal laws and regulations.
• Contributes to regional and national cooperative efforts in the promotion and use of government information.
• Supports the instructional and research needs of assigned units. Collaborates with these units in assessing information needs and the availability of information resources; cultivates bridges for service and teaching; works with teaching faculty to develop discipline-appropriate instruction; and provides research consultations for faculty and students.
• Works with faculty, students, academic units, research centers, relevant campus units and library teams on managing, describing, preserving, and making accessible research data.
• Works collaboratively with subject librarians to develop liaison activities relating to data management and government information.
• Participates in the Library's information literacy and general instruction program, face-to-face and online. Shares in the development and delivery of course-related instruction in the general education program.
• Provides reference and information services for the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the community at the reference desk and through various information and communications technologies. May include some evening and weekend hours.
• Develops physical and online learning objects and research guides.
• Participates in continual library planning and assessment activities, including the collection of relevant data on inputs, outputs, and outcomes.
• Maintains awareness of scholarly communication and copyright issues in general and within assigned disciplines and contributes to advocacy efforts. Keeps colleagues informed of current issues and developments in liaison areas.
• Occasionally directs the work of part-time student employees or interns.

Research/Scholarly Activities
• Pursues an active publication and research agenda.
• Meets expectations for faculty scholarship in accordance with the Library and University’s promotion, tenure, and post-tenure review guidelines.

University Service Activities
• Supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the Library and the University.
• Establishes short and long-range goals, objectives, and priorities; aligned with those of the Library and the University.
• Contributes to the work of relevant Library and University committees and workgroups.
• Supports Library and University development efforts.

Professional Service Activities
• Contributes to the work of professional associations: local, regional, national, or international.
• Maintains current professional expertise through participation in workshops, classes, professional associations and networks, and through continued awareness of the scholarly literature.

Other Responsibilities
• Engages in community endeavors that may benefit from one’s professional expertise, and be a good ambassador for the University.
• Contributes to a positive and collaborative environment based on mutual respect, service, open communication, and cooperation.
• Maintains effective and productive communications with colleagues, administrators, and community users and organizations.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
• ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
• Two years of full-time, post-MLS experience as a librarian.
• Experience in at least two of these areas: serving as a liaison to academic departments; teaching or training; delivering reference services; and collection development.
• Professional experience working with government information resources.
• Ability to successfully complete a background check and provide transcripts.

Preferred Qualifications
• Academic or research library experience.
• Experience with information literacy concepts.
• Degree in social sciences or prior experience as a liaison working with social science departments.
• Understanding of data management practices and outreach responsibilities associated with data management.
• Evidence of professional service and scholarship.
• Demonstrated commitment to practices facilitating diversity and inclusion.
• Effective communications and collaboration skills.
• Flexibility and the ability to work positively in a fast-paced, changing environment while collaborating with diverse colleagues, faculty, students, and the community.

Compensation
The salary is $70,236 with an excellent benefits package.

To Apply
To apply, please create an account and apply through the Portland State University career portal:
https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/24017

Review of applicants will begin approximately August 25, 2017, and will remain open until finalists are identified.

For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Portland State University, please call 503-725-4926 or email askhrc@pdx.edu

Please email search coordinator Stephanie Doig with any questions regarding this job posting.

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

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Discussion Full-time children's/teen services librarian,Portsmouth Public Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 02:05 pm

The Portsmouth Public Library is hiring a full time children's/teen services librarian! This is a new position, and we are excited to receive cover letters and resumes from the best, brightest, most creative, and innovative children’s/teen librarians and related professionals from around the country. 

http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/employment.htm#lib1y

The Portsmouth Public Library is hiring a full time children's/teen services librarian! This is a new position, and we are excited to receive cover letters and resumes from the best, brightest, most creative, and innovative children’s/teen librarians and related professionals from around the country. 

http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/employment.htm#lib1y

Librarian I – Youth Services Department
DEPARTMENT: Library
POSITION TITLE: Librarian I – Youth Services Department
CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 9
SALARY RANGE:$41,322-$50,123

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Library Science and/or an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience. Candidates must also have advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library services to children, teens and caregivers; a solid foundation in theories of infant, child and adolescent learning and development and their implications for library service; and knowledge and appreciation of children's and teen literature.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Participates in numerous aspects of youth and teen services such as, but not limited to: reference, readers’ advisory, outreach visits, grant writing, donation requests, budget allocation, promotion and advertising, establishing community liaisons, attending professional workshops, training of new staff, staying current in library services, implementing new ideas, among other responsibilities.
  2. Participates in materials selection and maintenance of youth and teen information resources, cultural materials, supplies and other collections.
  3. Directs students to academic research sources and delivers other customer reference services.
  4. Acts as a liaison to schools and other civic organizations serving youth and teens to actively promote library services.
  5. Participates in departmental social media efforts
  6. Participates in planning and implementation of library programs
  7. Assists with library outreach activities.
  8. Assists in promoting library services by creating displays and other publicity.
  9. Performs such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned

Performance is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved. 

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Discussion Data Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 11:18 am

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of Data Services Librarian.

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of Data Services Librarian. The main roles of this position will be to populate and promote the Library’s Data Catalog by creating and curating metadata to describe datasets generated by researchers in the schools of the health sciences (Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Public Health) and to plan and conduct outreach efforts to encourage data catalog contributions.  For a complete description view:  http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/about/positions/

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Discussion Digital Library Services Developer, Northeastern University, Snell Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 11:16 am

Digital Library Services Developer
Northeastern University, Snell Library

As part of our expanding work in the fields of digital humanities, digital libraries, data management, data visualization, and integrated digital repository services we are looking for a creative developer who enjoys working on challenging projects in a highly collaborative environment. 

Does this sound like you?  Are you a confident, fast learner who is equally comfortable with collaborative development, thoughtful experimentation, and critical system support? 

Digital Library Services Developer
Northeastern University, Snell Library

As part of our expanding work in the fields of digital humanities, digital libraries, data management, data visualization, and integrated digital repository services we are looking for a creative developer who enjoys working on challenging projects in a highly collaborative environment. 

Does this sound like you?  Are you a confident, fast learner who is equally comfortable with collaborative development, thoughtful experimentation, and critical system support? 

If so, you might want to be our new Digital Library Services Developer.

As a member of the Northeastern University Libraries’ development team, you will have opportunities to participate in grant-funded research, collaborate on cutting-edge digital scholarship projects, and lead the development of new tools and services. You will get to contribute to the development and customization of key library systems, including our Samvera-based digital repository architecture, a digital humanities workflow system, integrated data management, preservation, analysis, and visualization systems, and real-time connections between the Library’s management system (Alma) and its Drupal-based website.  And, of course, whatever comes next!

As a Digital Library Services Developer, you will design, program, and/or adapt existing web tools to augment and enhance the Library’s various web-based system, and will develop customized and project-specific solutions in JavaScript, PHP/Perl, CSS and other related web technologies. You will enjoy collaborations with library colleagues, as well as colleagues in ITS and across campus, and with partners in multi-institutional projects.   You will be able to design and monitor projects for student development teams and engage in the ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies.  

Here are the skills and experience we are seeking:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Excellent knowledge of database-driven web development using PHP.
  • Significant experience with front-end development (CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Perl, etc.).
  • Significant experience with Drupal, including customization of Drupal modules preferred
  • Significant experience with front-end development -- tools, techniques and workflow automation (using CSS and preprocessors, XHTML, JavaScript/JQuery, git/github, bootstrap responsive design framework, etc.).
  • Knowledge of current web development standards and cross platform compatibility and accessibility techniques 
  • Experience with Ruby-on-Rails and ANGULARJS would be a plus!

If you are interested in exploring new ways that technology can support the evolution of library services and enhance research in the humanities and social sciences, we would like very much to hear from you.   For more information about this position, please visit http://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/49579.

 

 

 

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Discussion Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Social Sciences and Data, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 03:30 pm

Howard Tilton Memorial Library (HTML) at Tulane University invites applications for the position of Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Social Sciences and Data Librarian. The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians interested in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans.  The Systems Librarian will combine a strong service orientation with application development to ensure that HTML maintains and builds upon the high level of services for which it is renowned.

Posting Summary

Howard Tilton Memorial Library (HTML) at Tulane University invites applications for the position of Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Social Sciences and Data Librarian. The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians interested in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans.  The Systems Librarian will combine a strong service orientation with application development to ensure that HTML maintains and builds upon the high level of services for which it is renowned.

Posting Summary

The Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Social Sciences and Data supports faculty and students in Tulane University’s social sciences departments in the discovery, analysis, and representation of information resources.  Reporting to the Director of User Services and Library IT, s/he provides Tulane students and faculty with guidance on the discovery, evaluation, and use of social science information resources, including datasets and data repositories such as ICPSR.  S/he also provides instruction on statistical and qualitative analysis software.  The Social Sciences and Data Librarian teaches in the course-integrated library instruction and workshop program, provides research consultations, and prepares online guides, video tutorials, or other instruction aids as appropriate.  S/he handles collection development for assigned social sciences subject areas.  S/he will participate in the Scholarly Engagement Instruction and Digital Scholarship groups and collaborate with liaisons to integrate quantitative social science methodologies and data reference into liaison services.  S/he collaborates with counterparts in the humanities and sciences to ensure a consistent approach to instruction, research support, and outreach, and s/he collaborates with the Coordinator for Scholarly Resources in Social Sciences to provide and promote social science-related workshops.  The Social Sciences and Data Librarian, with colleagues, uses a team approach to fulfil the library’s mission in an era of fast-evolving information needs.  

Librarians are expected to develop expertise in emerging technologies and lead and/or participate in innovative library projects.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • ALA-accredited MLS with an academic background in social sciences at the time of hire; OR a graduate degree in the social sciences and 2 or more years of relevant academic library experience

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:

  • Knowledge of library research tools relevant to the social sciences; related reference and research consultation experience.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative Social Sciences and Data resources.
  • Understanding of the academic research process and the ways that new technologies are affecting the production of scholarship in the social sciences.
  • Ability to identify, obtain, and prepare datasets for quantitative research in the social sciences, and knowledge of statistical-quantitative methods of analysis.
  • Knowledge of one or more quantitative research/statistical software tools, such as STATA, SPSS, SAS, R, or ArcGIS.
  • Experience in the use or support of published data repositories such as ICPSR.
  • Familiarity with one or more visualization tools such as InstantAtlas, Dygraphs, or Tableau.
  • A strong commitment to user service and creative, engaging outreach.
  • Understanding of academic library collection development, including financial management.
  • Strong interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, technology professionals, and library colleagues.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with U.S. Census Data.
  • Experience working with cartographic materials.
  • One year of teaching using instructional design, lesson planning, and assessment.
  • One year of collection development in an academic library.

To Apply. To apply for this position please go to Tulane University Jobs IRC12297. To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, and the names with full contact information of at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

Tulane University is an AA/EO Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Discussion Assistant or Associate Research Data Specialist for the Research Data Service, UIUC (apply by Aug 25)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 09:50 am

Assistant or Associate Research Data Specialist for the Research Data Service
Academic Professional Position
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: Two positions open immediately. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 12 month, 100% time Academic Professional position.

Assistant or Associate Research Data Specialist for the Research Data Service
Academic Professional Position
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: Two positions open immediately. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 12 month, 100% time Academic Professional position.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Research Data Service seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professional.  This position is with the Research Data Service headquartered at the University Library. The candidate will advance the Illinois’ Research Data Service program (http://researchdataservice.illinois.edu) by directly partnering with researchers and units to manage, curate, publish, and archive research data. Illinois research data requires attention, curation, and dedicated management to ensure that the research done at Illinois is efficient, reliable, and can stand the test of time. The Illinois Research Data Service is a young, dynamic program that has quickly become well-respected for our team’s commitment and ability to provide researchers across a variety of disciplines with practical but progressive guidance, training, and tools for managing and archiving data. We currently have an opening for a Research Data Specialist to join our team and strongly encourage those with backgrounds in research data curation, coordination and/or management of research studies or programs, information technology, and advanced research degrees to apply. 

Specific areas of activity include but are not limited to:

  • Advise and assist researchers in adoption and adaptation of best practices for the management of research data;
  • Assist researchers in preparation and deposition of datasets into institutional or discipline-specific repositories;
  • Utilize current research experience and work to become familiar with a variety of other disciplines and types of data to curate datasets for deposit into the Illinois Data Bank (databank.illinois.edu);
  • Advise and assist in development of workflows for the creation of documentation and provenance information for datasets;
  • Provide expert analysis of technical requirements; identify and recommend potential software and tools for data re-use, management, and curation;
  • Seek out and lead a variety of data management training scenarios, including sessions for departments, research groups, and through one-on-one consultations;
  • Monitor agency and publisher data policies, and advise on and review Data Management Plans submitted as part of funding proposals;
  • Participate in outreach and promotion of the Research Data Service and associated Library programs

Current Research Data Service activities have benefited from development and input from a diverse group of invested colleagues from across the library and campus. The candidate is encouraged to both maintain and improve current activities, but also identify new opportunities and strategies to augment, extend, or otherwise improve Illinois’ data management services. The position requires the ability to identify and prioritize the needs of campus researchers, and to be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Research Data Specialists play an important role by interfacing with campus researchers, librarians, IT professionals, and other professional staff. This includes participating and contributing to the planning and development of other data services and policies, both campus-wide and through collaborations with other universities.

Environment: Headquartered in the University Library, the Research Data Service is a partnership between the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Library, iSchool, Tech Services, and NCSA.  The service provides the Illinois research community with the expertise, tools, and infrastructure necessary to manage and steward research data.

Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor’s degree and experience working in an academic research environment OR an advanced degree in an informatics-oriented or research-oriented discipline; demonstrated ability to execute sound data management practices including organization, documentation, and preservation of research data; ability to think creatively to develop innovative data management outreach and training materials; ability to work in a team environment; skills for effective oral and written communication with co-workers, researchers, and others from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once, to set priorities, and meet deadlines

Preferred: Advanced degree in an informatics- or research-orientated discipline; two or more years of professional experience managing research data including compliance with funding agency requirements; Familiarity with database or repository structure and development; familiarity with formal metadata schema; facilitation experience; Demonstrated ability to identify and vet resources and tools for data sharing, analysis, and archiving; knowledge of academic publishing; certification as a Software Carpentry instructor, or willingness to become certified.

Salary: Salary and rank are commensurate with credentials and experience.

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

Campus & 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 orhttp://www.ccchamber.org/.

Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and 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, applications must be received by August 25, 2017.

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

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

 

 

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Discussion Branch Manager - 2 Positions, Pierce County Library System (apply by Aug 4)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 02:11 pm

Branch Manager - 2 Positions
Parkland/Spanaway and South Hill Branches
Pierce County Library System (Tacoma, Wash.)

Application Deadline: Friday, August 4, 2017

Apply at: https://piercecountylibrary-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=432

Branch Manager - 2 Positions
Parkland/Spanaway and South Hill Branches
Pierce County Library System (Tacoma, Wash.)

Application Deadline: Friday, August 4, 2017

Apply at: https://piercecountylibrary-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=432

Join a Library engaged in a community-driven facilities and services planning process and help create and deliver an innovative and exciting future to the residents of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Leadership position responsible for effectively managing operations and activities of an assigned library location; participates in system-wide planning and projects; actively engages the community and ensures service aligns with local residents’ needs; oversees collection; interacts with and provides direct library services to customers.

  • Successful candidate will have a vision and understanding of library service with an eye to both the future and the contemporary needs of the public;
  • Will be customer-focused; an excellent communicator and supervisor; have a proven ability to lead and implement change, develop and support staff, and participate in a system that believes in continual improvement.
  • If you are results-oriented, committed to collaboration and having fun, and you believe that the library must be the community’s first choice for the discovery and exchange of information and ideas, your next job may be at PCLS.

Position Summary:
Manages, coordinates and facilitates branch operations including public services, circulation, branch collections, reference, youth services, library programming, community relations, and building/facility management functions.  Acts as management’s principal in house representative at the branches in which they are assigned.  Is an integral member of the management team in evaluating the delivery of services at the branch level, allocating personnel to the service delivery at the branch(s) and initiating building and facility functions.  Interacts with and provides direct library services to customers; develops and delivers library services and programming; serves as a representative of the Library within the local community, government and Friends group as well as directs and facilitates other staff members’ engagement in the community.

Pay Rate: $66,726 - $77,355 annual, FLSA exempt. Not a union represented position.

Schedule: Full-time, Monday through Friday as well as one evening per week and weekend availability for coverage as needed. Schedule is subject to change.  Must be able to work weekends and evenings, substitute for other staff and attend meetings.

Application Requirements: In addition to a complete application, please also submit a cover letter and resume by 5 PM, Friday, August 4, 2017.  Submissions which are incomplete or untimely will not be considered.

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Discussion Metadata Services Librarian, College of Charleston

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 02:05 pm

Metadata Services Librarian
College of Charleston
Charleston SC

Metadata Services Librarian
College of Charleston
Charleston SC

The College of Charleston Libraries seek an innovative and engaged Metadata Services Librarian to provide their MARC and non-MARC metadata expertise to the Collection and Content Services unit of the College of Charleston Libraries. Reporting to the Head of Description and Cataloging Services, the Metadata Services Librarian will work in a team based environment to create, maintain, and enrich metadata representing the college’s physical and digital collections. The Metadata Services Librarian will be responsible for creating original metadata and for complex metadata revision for materials in a variety of formats. The Metadata Services Librarian will work with colleagues in the Collection and Content Services unit, subject specialists, and digital library developers to define departmental strategies for MARC and non-MARCmetadata creation. This position will play a critical role in harmonizing the college’s descriptive metadata practices to maximize discovery. This is a full-time tenure track faculty appointment and carries with it the expectation that faculty will contribute significantly to the profession.

About the College of Charleston and the Libraries
Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina. The College of Charleston serves approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate/certificate seeking students with more than 100 majors and minors.

The College of Charleston Libraries are comprised of the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the Marine Resources Library, and the North Campus Library. The combined annual budgets exceed $5.6 million with a staff of 26 librarians and archivists, 30 full time employees, and 35 student and temporary employees.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

To apply and for additional information, please go to http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/6269

 

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Discussion University Archivist, University of Maryland Libraries (apply by Sept 4)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 02:02 pm

Title: University Archivist
Category: Librarian
(Open Rank)
Department: Special Collections and University Archives

Title: University Archivist
Category: Librarian
(Open Rank)
Department: Special Collections and University Archives

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million. The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.

The University Archivist/Special Collections Librarian is responsible for the University of Maryland collection group within SCUA and collaborates with other curators in the division to provide overall direction for reference services, accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, cataloging of manuscript and archival materials, instruction, and outreach. Reporting to the Director of Special Collections and University Archives, the University Archivist builds, maintains, interprets, and provides access to the University Archives and assesses collection needs, establishes priorities, and represents the collection area to the University of Maryland community and external organizations and individuals. The successful candidate for this position will:

• Lead the University Archives as an organizational innovator, facilitating the ongoing development of a flexible work environment that places a premium on strategic priorities, project orientation, a work culture that is both fluid and accountable, and an excellent staff.
• Demonstrate creativity in identifying and allocating resources through donor relations, fundraising, grants, partnerships, budgeting, and flexible staff deployments.
• Articulate a vision for the University Archives in the 21st century that takes into account new collecting opportunities in a born-digital information environment and the changing nature of primary documentation in a post-industrial society.
• Articulate a vision for services that transcends collection management and incorporates dynamic activities in the areas of discovery, teaching, preservation, digital presentation to online communities, outreach to new audiences, off-campus partnerships, and alliances with the teaching faculty, students, and colleagues on the library faculty.
• Serve as point of contact for the University Archives’ services to campus and off-campus partners, including the University administration, Intercollegiate Athletics, the Alumni Association, University Relations, and other entities.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to tolerate occasional dirty/dusty conditions and be able to reach, stoop, bend, lift, and move objects. Must be able to tolerate the stresses engendered in a multi-faceted, rapidly growing archives program responsive to a broad user base.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversees the work of the Assistant University Archivist, Athletics Archivist, and the University of Maryland collection groups’ hourly student employees, contract- or grant-supported personnel, interns, and volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities): Must have thorough knowledge of archival theory and practice. Must be able to work effectively with others in a team setting. Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills and in assisting researchers in a special collections setting. Must be able to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints. Must possess a strong service orientation and the potential for professional contributions.

EDUCATION:
Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/
Information Science with an emphasis on formal archival education and training, or a master’s degree in history, American Studies, or other relevant discipline, with experience in archives, archival course work, or archival certificate.

Preferred: Advanced degree/graduate study in history or other relevant discipline.

EXPERIENCE (Be specific, indicate the minimum years of experience and skills needed):
Required: At least three years of professional archival experience in an academic library including responsibility for supervising the processing of manuscripts and archives. Demonstrated ability and initiative in processing, reference, outreach, donor relations, and administrative activities.

Preferred: Work experience in a university archives setting; knowledge of electronic records; and supervisory and project management experience are desirable.

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

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/53239 . No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until September 4th, 2017.

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

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