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Discussion Juvenile Librarian (part-time), Indianapolis Public Library - Warren Branch (apply by Dec. 5)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 11:29 am

Juvenile Librarian (part-time)

http://www.indypl.org/about/employment/

Position Details 

Juvenile Librarian (part-time)

http://www.indypl.org/about/employment/

Position Details 

  • Title: Public Services Librarian (Juvenile)
  • Location: Warren Branch
  • Hours: 20 per week
  • Schedule: Day, Evenings, Weekends; At least 6 Sundays per year
  • Starting Hourly Rate: $18.00
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Submission Deadline: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Please apply online at www.indypl.org. Candidates will be updated on their status via email, please no phone inquiries.

A successful candidate will… 

  • Have a MLS or MIS degree and an Indiana State Librarian Certificate III
  • Have previous experience working with customers face to face.
  • Have previous library experience, either via past job or volunteering (preferred).
  • Be available to work day, evening, and weekend hours - including at least 6 Sundays per year.
  • Be able to navigate basic computer functions, including Microsoft Word, Excel, internet browsing.
  • Be bilingual (preferred but not required).

What does the job look like? 

  • Recommend both print and digital materials to patrons.
  • Assist patrons with catalog searches, sourcing information, and basic computer and equipment usage.
  • Evaluate materials, including discarding old and recommending new.
  • Create displays to promote library resources, services, and events.
  • Design and deliver programs for community, including initiating community outreach for new partnerships.
  • Assist in collection and analysis of data, including usage, trends, and resources.
  • Physical requirements include frequent standing, sitting, lifting, walking, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds, reaching, kneeling, bending and twisting. May occasionally lift more than 25 pounds.

What’s In It for You?
We offer our employees a robust compensation package! Our comprehensive benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance coverage; 100% company-paid long term disability, low rates on group life coverage, a Library paid pension plan, and generous amounts of paid time off. The Library proudly promotes from within as part of a strong commitment to providing career growth opportunities for employees of all levels.

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Discussion Juvenile Librarian (part-time), Indianapolis Public Library - Lawrence Branch (apply by Dec. 5)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 11:29 am

Juvenile Librarian (part-time)

http://www.indypl.org/about/employment/

Position Details 

Juvenile Librarian (part-time)

http://www.indypl.org/about/employment/

Position Details 

  • Title: Public Services Librarian (Juvenile)
  • Location: Lawrence Branch
  • Hours: 20 per week
  • Schedule: Day, Evenings, Weekends; At least 6 Sundays per year
  • Starting Hourly Rate: $18.00
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Submission Deadline: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Please apply online at www.indypl.org. Candidates will be updated on their status via email, please no phone inquiries.

A successful candidate will… 

  • Have a MLS or MIS degree and an Indiana State Librarian Certificate III
  • Have previous experience working with customers face to face.
  • Have previous library experience, either via past job or volunteering (preferred).
  • Be available to work day, evening, and weekend hours - including at least 6 Sundays per year.
  • Be able to navigate basic computer functions, including Microsoft Word, Excel, internet browsing.
  • Be bilingual (preferred but not required).

What does the job look like? 

  • Recommend both print and digital materials to patrons.
  • Assist patrons with catalog searches, sourcing information, and basic computer and equipment usage.
  • Evaluate materials, including discarding old and recommending new.
  • Create displays to promote library resources, services, and events.
  • Design and deliver programs for community, including initiating community outreach for new partnerships.
  • Assist in collection and analysis of data, including usage, trends, and resources.
  • Physical requirements include frequent standing, sitting, lifting, walking, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds, reaching, kneeling, bending and twisting. May occasionally lift more than 25 pounds.

What’s In It for You?
We offer our employees a robust compensation package! Our comprehensive benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance coverage; 100% company-paid long term disability, low rates on group life coverage, a Library paid pension plan, and generous amounts of paid time off. The Library proudly promotes from within as part of a strong commitment to providing career growth opportunities for employees of all levels.

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Discussion Research and Instruction Librarian, Latin American Library at Tulane University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 11:18 am

Research and Instruction Librarian

apply.interfolio.com/47299

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian at the Latin American Library.  The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians and subject specialists interested in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans.

 

Research and Instruction Librarian

apply.interfolio.com/47299

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian at the Latin American Library.  The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians and subject specialists interested in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans.

 

Position Summary

The Research and Instruction Librarian at the Latin American Library develops research services, instructional programs, and engages in collection development for the Latin American Library, in consultation with the Director of the LAL.  With a strong command of Spanish, oral and written, s/he combines advanced research expertise, information fluency, and outreach with collection development in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  Coordinates with the Director and the Curator of Special Collections to develop research and instruction services and public engagement related to the LAL’s special collections, and to share in liaison services to relevant campus faculty, departments and programs, keeping abreast of research trends in relevant disciplines, and seeking ways to engage students and faculty on campus.  The LAL Research and Instruction Librarian also coordinates the LAL web site and the Library’s presence on social media.  S/he serves on library committees, collaborates and coordinates activities with other librarians and units, and actively participates in national and international professional and scholarly associations. 

 

Qualifications

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. ALA-accredited MLS or its equivalent and a degree in a relevant subject area; OR advanced degree in a relevant subject area and familiarity with the operations of an academic library;
  2. Excellent command of English and Spanish, spoken and written;
  3. Advanced knowledge of the history, politics, economics, literatures and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean

 

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

1.  Familiarity with electronic resources and reference tools for Latin American and Iberian Studies

2. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and demonstrated experience working well in a team and with the public

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. Willingness to develop expertise in emerging technologies
  2. Competence in Portuguese or willingness to acquire competency

 

Salary/Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Librarians are academic appointees; librarians do not have tenure or faculty rank, but in other respects receive the benefits of faculty members; generous benefits including a choice of health plans, tuition waiver for self, and undergraduate tuition waiver for dependents.

 

Environment Tulane University is an AAU/Carnegie Research Institution and ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top fifty national universities in the United States.  The university is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans where it borders the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and Audubon Park. Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is the University's main library with an ARL research collection of more than four million titles.

To Apply.  To apply for this position please go to apply.interfolio.com/47299.  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 GLBTRT 50th Anniversary T-shirt Design Contest!

by Ana Elisa De Campos Salles on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 11:56 pm

In honor of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table’s 50th Anniversary coming in 2020, the GLBTRT Fund Raising Committee will be selling t-shirts -- and we need YOUR help to create them!

The Fund Raising Committee will be accepting t-shirt design submissions from GLBTRT members and supporters before putting the designs up to a vote to choose the shirt that best represents the Round Table’s past, present and future at the 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Submission Guidelines:

In honor of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table’s 50th Anniversary coming in 2020, the GLBTRT Fund Raising Committee will be selling t-shirts -- and we need YOUR help to create them!

The Fund Raising Committee will be accepting t-shirt design submissions from GLBTRT members and supporters before putting the designs up to a vote to choose the shirt that best represents the Round Table’s past, present and future at the 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Designs must be created using Custom Ink’s Design Lab. All you have to do is open the Design Lab, add text, upload an image, choose your t-shirt color and style, then click “Save/Send”. Once you save the design, copy the shareable link provided and send to Jesus Espinoza at simr.espinoza@gmail.com with subject “GLBTRT T-shirt Contest”

    1. If you’d prefer to submit an image file instead, the design must be saved as a JPEG, PNG or PDF file type

  2. The design must:

    1. Include the spelled out round table name: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table

    2. Be branded as the GLBTRT’s “50th Anniversary Celebration” t-shirt

    3. If using a GLBTRT logo it must be an official GLBTRT logo found in the Google Drive Folder

  3. All designs must be submitted by January 10, 2018 -- Please email all submissions to Jesus Espinoza at simr.espinoza@gmail.com with subject “GLBTRT T-shirt Contest”

Just for fun: Consider exploring the history of the GLBTRT and include historical names, information, etc. as a nod to our past as we move into the future! (Check out the Google Drive Folder for examples of past GLBTRT t-shirts.) 

Once we collect all your wonderfully creative, quirky and fun designs, they will be put up to an online vote. The winning design will be presented at Midwinter 2018 and the creator will win a year of free membership to GLBTRT and a chance to be a part of the roundtable’s history!

Questions? Email Casey McCoy, Fund Raising Committee Chair, caseyamccoy@gmail.com

 

Thank you and happy designing!

-GLBTRT Fund Raising Committee

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Discussion Electronic Resources Librarian, University of North Florida (apply by Dec. 11)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 02:37 pm

Electronic Resources Librarian

https://www.unfjobs.org/postings/5203

 

Electronic Resources Librarian

https://www.unfjobs.org/postings/5203

 

Job Title Electronic Resources Librarian
Position Number 320700
Requisition Number B06183
Position Type Faculty 11-12 Months
Class Code  
Time-limited through  
Type of Appointment Full-Time
Faculty Position Sub-Type Regular
Length of Appointment 12 months
Internal Recruitment? No
Working Hours 8:00am - 5:00pm
Department Library
Organization Academic Affairs - ORG
Division Academic Affairs - DIV
College  
Approved Hiring Salary Range $47,000.00 to negotiable
Pay Basis Annually
EOD

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.

Carnegie

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

General Description / Primary Purpose

The Electronic Resources Librarian works under the direction of the Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Technical Services Department. The position works closely with several different areas of the library, including the Collection Development Committee, Head of Discovery Services, Head of Instruction, Head of Research & Faculty Outreach, and others to purchase, maintain, and manage the electronic resources of the library. The E-Resources Librarian functions as and develops expertise in library issues related to electronic resources. In addition, the incumbent assists in the acquisition of e-resources, collects and analyzes data and statistics, and facilitates the licensing of e-resources.

Essential Duties

 

Job Function

1. Assists in the Acquisition of Electronic Resources. Works closely with the Collection Development Committee and the Head of Acquisitions in selecting new databases and making decisions on renewals. Works with vendors, particularly EBSCO, on purchasing, renewing, and cancelling of electronic resource materials. Contributes to a list of all requests for databases and E-resource materials. Contributes to a list of all requests for databases and E-Journal packages. Coordinates conversion of print to electronic subscriptions.

2. Participates in collection management and produces reports. Meets with vendors to discuss and evaluate new databases and improvements to existing services. Monitors vendor listservs and communicates changes in services to appropriate staff members. Retrieves online usage statistics from vendor administrative modules and maintains spreadsheet of monthly and annual figures. Provides reports on cost per use. Provides annual statistical reports to the Collection Development Committee, the Library Administration and other staff members, as requested, for evaluation and reporting purposes. Provides title comparison lists and title overlap reports. Coordinates trials for new e-resources. Provides year-end reports on title counts and fiscal information.

3. Manages the Licensing of Electronic Resources. Facilitates the licensing of electronic resources by reviewing those agreements and contracts, overseeing the library portion of the license process, and developing skills in negotiating with vendors for best prices and terms of use. Reconciles journal title lists against library holdings to prepare for statewide consortia contracts and renewals. Facilitates communication on licensing between the library and other campus departments including General Counsel and ITS. Manages e-resource trials and informs the library and university community of such trials.

4. Monitors and Maintains Electronic Resources Knowledgebase. Maintains the Library’s knowledgebase of Electronic Resources. Serves as primary contact for the vendor in managing resources within the system, and works to insure accuracy and access. Responsible for managing the E-journal locator and A-Z products used by the library. Maintains the database list/page in LibGuides. Works with database providers, the library’s Systems Librarian, and the Metadata Librarian to activate access to new resources, troubleshoot access problems, and maintain the EZproxy. Maintains files of correspondence and other information related to electronic databases

5. Coordinates On-site Training. Works with vendors and library staff to coordinate and implement on-site training opportunities for new products and changes to existing products.

Percentage Of Time  

Posting Detail Information

 

Marginal Functions

1. Serves as the library liaison to a university academic department and participates in collection development and purchasing decisions for the library materials budget in that department’s topical area. 
2. Serves on library, university, and statewide committees or project teams as appropriate. 
3. Monitors the appropriate or assigned statewide listservs. 
4. Maintains current awareness of issues and developments in library and information science. 
5. Participates in professional organizations and in professional development activities as appropriate. 
6. Maintains research guides in accordance with job duties. 
7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications  
Faculty Position Required Qualifications

Required: ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science degree. Librarians with 5+ years and a solid research record and electronic resource management experience, post MLS, may be hired at the associate librarian level with a salary of $55,000 to negotiable.

Departmental Requirements

A broad understanding of electronic resource management; Proficiency with using an electronic resource management (ERM)-like systems such as iContracts, use of Excel spreadsheets, and a working knowledge of Innovative Interface’s Sierra or other library management system; Knowledge of web-scale discovery services and related tools, such as e-journal portals and link resolvers; A familiarity with emerging theories and concepts around electronic resources; Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and procedures; ability to multitask, prioritize, and work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced work environment; excellent oral and written communications skills.

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition

This position requires a level II background check, which includes fingerprinting. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.

The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or Certification  
Machines/Equipment used regularly

Computer, copier, telephone, scanner

Anticipated Start Date 04/09/2018
Job Posting Date 11/13/2017
Application Review Date 12/11/2017
Application Deadline  
Open Until Filled Yes
Point of Contact Information Susie Parks
Hiring Official Lisandra Carmichael
Location if not Jacksonville  
Special Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants must list a minimum of 3 references with contact information as part of their application. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Susie Parks at (904) 620-2553, or s.parks@unf.edu. Initial review of applications will begin on 12/11/2017.

Quicklink http://www.unfjobs.org/postings/5203

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Curriculum Vitae
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Discussion Juvenile Librarian, Indianapolis Public Library - Warren Branch (apply by Dec. 1)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 09:55 am

Juvenile Librarian

http://www.indypl.org/about/employment/

Position Details 

Juvenile Librarian

http://www.indypl.org/about/employment/

Position Details 

  • Title: Public Services Librarian (Juvenile)
  • Location: Warren Branch
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Schedule: Day, Evenings, Weekends; At least 6 Sundays per year
  • Starting Hourly Rate: $18.00
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Submission Deadline:  iday, December 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Please apply online at www.indypl.org. Candidates will be updated on their status via email, please no phone inquiries.

A successful candidate will… 

  • Have a MLS or MIS degree and an Indiana State Librarian Certificate III
  • Have previous experience working with customers face to face.
  • Have previous library experience, either via past job or volunteering (preferred).
  • Be available to work day, evening, and weekend hours - including at least 6 Sundays per year.
  • Be able to navigate basic computer functions, including Microsoft Word, Excel, internet browsing.
  • Be bilingual (preferred but not required).

What does the job look like? 

  • Recommend both print and digital materials to patrons.
  • Assist patrons with catalog searches, sourcing information, and basic computer and equipment usage.
  • Evaluate materials, including discarding old and recommending new.
  • Create displays to promote library resources, services, and events.
  • Design and deliver programs for community, including initiating community outreach for new partnerships.
  • Assist in collection and analysis of data, including usage, trends, and resources.
  • Physical requirements include frequent standing, sitting, lifting, walking, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds, reaching, kneeling, bending and twisting. May occasionally lift more than 25 pounds.

What’s In It for You?
We offer our employees a robust compensation package! Our comprehensive benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance coverage; 100% company-paid long term disability, low rates on group life coverage, a Library paid pension plan, and generous amounts of paid time off. The Library proudly promotes from within as part of a strong commitment to providing career growth opportunities for employees of all levels.

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Discussion Director of Library Technology Services, University of Oregon (apply by Jan. 2)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 09:38 am

Director of Library Technology Services

http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/521446/director-of-library-technology-services

Job no: 521446
Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Business Administration/Management, Executive/Management/Director, Library, Computer and Information Science

Department: Library
Rank: Associate Librarian
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
January 2, 2018; open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants 
In addition to your online application, please include:

1) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and experience make you an ideal candidate for this job.

2) A current resume or CV.

3) Three professional references, one of whom must be your current supervisor. (Note: References are only contacted at the final stage of the recruitment process)

Department Summary
As an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission, the University of Oregon Libraries enriches the student learning experience, encourages exploration and research at all levels, and contributes to advancements in access to scholarly resources. The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations. The Libraries is also a member of Oregon WIN, a consortium of universities and community colleges that operates an educational broadband service network. In addition to a full range of research library programs, the UO Libraries provides many of the university's central educational technology services, including learning management system administration, classroom technology support, broadcast-quality video production, distance education delivery, streaming media, educational technology support, and technology-related faculty development and training. 

Library Technology Services (LTS) manages library infrastructure and provides a wide range of technology services that directly support the UO Libraries and University mission. These include core library infrastructure and systems, application development and integration, and computer support services for library facilities, labs, services and personnel. LTS also partners with technology-intensive Library units such as the Center for Media and Educational Technologies, Digital Scholarship Services, and Data Services, and the Price Science Commons and Library to provide integrated services and solutions in support of the University’s mission.

Position Summary
The Director of Library Technology Services (LTS) is a creative, strategic, and experienced technology leader charged with overseeing and directing the LTS department, which includes three teams covering Core Systems and Infrastructure, Applications Development and Integration, and Computer Support Services. The Director oversees major systems, operations, and services for the Libraries, including the library management system, discovery platform, digital repository systems, the interlibrary loan system, various applications for library-wide functions, and staff and public computing. S/he will also provide leadership and take responsibility for the functioning and maintenance of the Libraries’ main web site and interfaces. 

In collaboration with the Head of Digital Scholarship Services, the Head of Data Services, and the Director for the Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET), s/he will also develop or modify new and existing infrastructure to support technology-intensive programs and services such as data management, digital scholarship, and digital publishing. This position collaborates closely with technology partners across the campus, as well as with the Libraries’ research and instructional librarians to integrate appropriate technology into library and academic support services. 

The incumbent will oversee LTS budgets, policies, purchasing, licensing, and operations, and will supervise a group of talented librarians and technologists to help the Libraries carry out its technology-intensive strategies. The incumbent will enhance direct technology services for staff and users by developing goals and measures to assess program success. 

This position is an excluded, non-tenure-track faculty position, expected to contribute to faculty governance activities within the Library and the University and to engage in professional development and service activities as appropriate. This is a full-time, 12-month faculty position with the rank of Associate Librarian. The position reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries/Chief Academic Technology Officer.

Minimum Requirements
• ALA-accredited MLS degree or its equivalent.
• Five years or more of experience managing library information technology, systems, and services.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated experience in deploying digital technologies, applications, reporting, and utility tools. 
• Demonstrated personnel management experience, including hiring, training, and evaluation of staff.
• Demonstrated experience with budgeting, planning, and/or project management, including the ability to prioritize and complete tasks in relation to goals and objectives. 
• Demonstrated knowledge of issues and trends related to information technologies. 
• Working knowledge and/or experience managing Web sites, applications, and digital resources.
• Evidence of excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to pass a background check. 
• Ability to support and enhance a diverse, collaborative learning and work environment. 
• Commitment to excellence in provision of services.
• Record of professional engagement and service.

Preferred Qualifications
• Additional graduate degree, preferably in relevant subject area.
• Extensive experience in administration and management in academic libraries.
• Experience with Ex Libris’s Alma/Primo systems, OCLC’s ILLiad system, and library digitization projects. 
• Knowledge of Web technologies, standards, and software; operating systems; library information technology standards and protocols; proxy servers and remote patron authentication; database design, administration and reporting; common programming and scripting languages; IR systems; software development projects; media asset management systems; and metadata standards. 
• Demonstrated knowledge of IT security issues and their implications in professional practice.
• ITIL or other IT certifications a plus.

 

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Discussion Open Knowledge Librarian, North Carolina State University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 09:32 am

Open Knowledge Librarian

https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/EHRA/okl

Open Knowledge Librarian

https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/EHRA/okl

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Open Knowledge Librarian in the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center. The Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center advises the Libraries and the NC State community on issues of scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and copyright related to the Libraries’ services and collections. The Center also investigates and promotes digital information strategies and tools to support new forms of scholarship and sharing. Reports to the Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develops programs, advocacy tools, and partnerships that facilitate and promote open and publicly engaged scholarship.
  • Working closely with colleagues in Digital Library Initiatives and Research Collaboration, investigates and promotes digital technologies that support open practice across the research lifecycle and maximize the dissemination and impact of scholarship.
  • Collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to support innovation in areas such as open education, digital scholarship, data management, data analysis, visualization, and digital humanities.
  • Directs projects and initiatives to partner with researchers in the creation and management of research assets. 
  • Participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital scholarship across the research lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends and issues in open and public scholarship, including open access, data, education, and open source.
  • Experience conducting outreach and developing programs that engage scholars, researchers, and/or students.
  • Demonstrated understanding of tools and practices for managing scholarly identity and evaluating and maximizing the impact of scholarship in the digital environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with research faculty, including efforts to build collections and scholarly communication programs.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies in scholarly identity management, research data management, and visualization of scholarship.
  • Record of public engagement through scholarly presentations and writing.
  • Understanding of copyright and related laws that affect scholarly practices and access to scholarship.
  • Understanding of issues related to funder mandates for open access, open data, and broader impacts of research.

Salary and Benefits

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include:  24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. See the Benefits and Leave Administration page for more information.   

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.

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Discussion Call for Presentations: 2018 Reference Research Forum

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 09:31 am

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: 2018 REFERENCE RESEARCH FORUM

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: 2018 REFERENCE RESEARCH FORUM

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at New Discoveries in Reference: The 24rd Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.

For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s website:
http://connect.ala.org/node/64439 

The Committee employs a blind review process to select three projects for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion.  Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of projects.  Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in New Orleans, LA.

Criteria for selection:

1.      Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies
2.      Quality: Research design and methodologies
3.      Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service

NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Important Dates:

Proposals are due by Friday, December 22nd. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 19th, 2018. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit. 

Submission Details:
Submissions will be accepted using our online form at:

https://goo.gl/forms/T33DcsPRrkBE8LMZ2

 

FORM PAGE 1: Contact Information
Fill out the fields for the primary contact’s name, title, institutional affiliation, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

FORM PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

1.      Title of the project
2.      Explicit statement of the research problem
3.      Description of the research design and methodologies
4.      Findings or results if available
5.      Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research

Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected. 

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2017-2018 committee chairs:

David Ward (dh-ward@illinois.edu) and Joseph Yue (contact.jyue@gmail.com)

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Discussion Associate Dean of Curation, Publishing, & Preservation Services, Grand Valley State University (apply by Dec. 13)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 09:26 am

Associate Dean of Curation, Publishing, & Preservation Services

https://joblist.ala.org/job/two-associate-dean-positions/38147379/

http://jobs.gvsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492723

Required:

  • Master's Degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • Demonstrated progression of increasingly responsible, relevant, and professional work experience, with a particular expertise and passion for the delivery of user-centered services and/or infrastructure;
  • Strong leadership skills, including keen analytical and conceptual abilities and demonstrated ability to lead collaborative organizational change, inspire innovation, and delegate responsibility appropriately;
  • Strong interpersonal and public communication skills including ability to serve as an advocate and spokesperson for the Libraries;
  • Demonstrated engagement in areas associated with portfolios;
  • Strong record of collaboratively working with all levels of library personnel, as well as stakeholders and students,
  • Experience with personnel development and management (faculty, staff, student and graduate student assistants, staff development, coaching, mentoring, supervision, hiring, etc.);
  • Strong commitment to user experience, with the ability to view issues from Libraries and university wide perspectives;
  • Evidence of partnership development and project initiation;
  • Evidence of implementation of emerging trends in higher education in the areas of focus;
  • Evidence of working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively in a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness;
  • Strong comfort with creative ambiguity;
  • Evidence of research, publication, and service consonant with university standards for tenure.

Preferred:

  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans, operational plans and large projects;
  • Experience with budget management;
  • Demonstrated facility with data analysis;
  • Demonstrated project management skills;
  • Experience in consortia and multi-institutional program development;
  • Experience in an academic library or research environment;
  • Experience in publisher and vendor negotiations and collaborations.

Discover the compensation package by reading the Compensation FAQ (https://gvsu.edu/library/adsearch), visiting the GVSU Wellness website (https://www.gvsu.edu/bewellgv), or the GVSU HR site (https://www.gvsu.edu/hro).

Learn more about the positions by reading the position descriptions for AD Curriculum, Research & Services (https://gvsu.edu/library/adcurriculum) and AD Curation, Publishing & Preservation Services (https://gvsu.edu/library/adcuration); 

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Campus: Allendale

Department/Division: University Libraries

Application Deadline: December 6, 2017

How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and click "Apply now". Include curriculum vitae; cover letter and a list of three references. The system will allow you to add your references on the application form. Feel free to contact Annie Bélanger (annie.belanger@gvsu.edu; 616-331-2621; @annie_belanger), search committee co-chair and Dean.

Advertised: 08 Nov 2017 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 13 Dec 2017 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time

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