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Systems Librarian, Chabot College
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
DEADLINE: May 3, 2017
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Librarian for Chabot College in Hayward, California.
- Serve as systems administrator of OCLC Worldshare and catalog requests in EBSCOhost Discovery Service including troubleshooting, upgrading, evaluating and manipulating the systems to optimize functionality. Serve as primary contact with OCLC for software and customer account issues.
- Prepare and disseminate clear, up-to-date policies and procedures that govern WMS and EDS (with respect to the catalog).
- Provide original and final cataloging to library materials that are new or unique to Chabot College Library.
- Final implementation responsibility for all cataloging policies and procedures within Worldshare system.
- Coordinate with and train library technicians on circulation and copy cataloging in the Worldshare system.
- In collaboration with the Library Coordinator, ensure that library procedures and policies are followed consistently.
- Coordinate all aspects of the library’s web presence with the Information Literacy and Technology Librarian and the College and District IT departments with primary responsibility for the web presence of the catalog.
- Act as key member of library team in developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the library’s programs and services.
- Provide reference services in a multimedia environment to students, staff and faculty.
- Provide library outreach activities to the college community.
- Teach effective information competency research strategies.
- Act as a library liaison to at least one instructional division.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Participate in campus and district professional activities, which may include but are not limited to, committee membership, staff development, and collegial meetings.
- Teach late afternoon, evening, weekend, distance learning and/or off campus classes when scheduled as part of the regular librarian assignment.
- Participate in on-going assessment of library programs including program review, strategic planning, and the development and implementation of new services, systems, and programs.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities
- Master’s in library science, library and information science, OR the equivalent.
- You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by 11:59:59 p.m. (PST) on the closing date
- Experience providing innovative and creative leadership in the development of library programs and services.
- Experience with the functions of Ebscohost Discovery Service or similar Discovery system that functions as the OPAC of the Library Catalog.
- Experience providing information competency instruction in a community college library.
- Experience providing reference services in an academic library setting.
- Experience in outreach activities for students and faculty.
- Experience in cataloging and management of processes in the library’s Technical Services Department.
- Evidence of interest in working in the community college setting.
- Evidence of ability to work effectively as the leader as a member of the Technical Services team.
Director of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center Library Commons, The University of Georgia
The UGA Libraries is located on the university’s main campus in Athens, Georgia, and its facilities include the Main Library, Science Library, Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Map and Government Information Library, Repository and Special Collections Libraries. Perennially rated as one of the nation’s top college towns, Athens offers a vibrant place to work and live. With Atlanta 70 miles to the west, Athens offers good proximity to the city while maintaining a small-town culture and feel.
The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a collaborative, energetic, and creative individual with a demonstrated commitment to advancing undergraduate learning and research within a library context for the position of Director of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center Library Commons (MLC). Reporting to the University Librarian/Associate Provost, the Director provides strategic direction and leadership for the Library Commons by administering facilities operations, coordinating services provided in the building, planning programs and activities, and managing MLC’s support staff and student assistants. The position engages with faculty and other colleagues to promote, assess and improve the Library Commons, serves as a liaison librarian to a specific department, and participates in library-wide and campus-wide meetings and committees.
- ALA-accredited MLIS
- Minimum of five years of experience in an academic library including management, research and instruction, student learning assessment, and outreach and marketing focused on library resources and services
- Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor others
- Knowledge of issues associated with the library commons
- Knowledge of and demonstrated interest in academic or research librarianship
- Demonstrated knowledge of key instructional technologies used in an information commons (e.g., web-based resource creations, digital reference tools, curriculum and knowledge of instruction theories)
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings and/or projects involving multiple stakeholders
- Ability to initiate and maintain productive, long-term, effective working relationships with colleagues, the teaching faculty, staff and students
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to exercise sound, independent judgment; Excellent problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals.
Research and Education Librarian, The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale Universityby Samantha Yanity (staff) on Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 07:12 am
Research and Education Librarian, The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
The Research and Education Librarian serves as the primary librarian involved in the Medical Library general library instruction program. This enthusiastic, user-centered individual will be responsible for the design of the library’s current general instruction program. Through consultation and collaboration, the librarian works to enable faculty, students, clinicians and researchers to leverage information and data resources to the fullest. With experience using a wide range of
bibliographic databases, both biomedical and general, the librarian develops and provides training/instruction in the use of knowledge management, information and data resources, tools, and strategies including evidence-based searching, systematic reviews, and content management tools. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Research and Education Services and is a member of the Research and Education Team.
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school is required. Qualified individuals new to the library profession are encouraged to apply.
- Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service and a passion for teaching.
- Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines, and to conceptualize new solutions to problems with creativity and flexibility.
- Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
- Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
- Innovative, resourceful, and flexible. Knowledge of information technology.
- Familiarity and experience with adult learning theory and instruction with adult learners.
- Experience designing and conducting library instruction. Experience working with and knowledge of biomedical research resources.
- Experience with assessment, educational technology, and instructional design.
- Experience working in an academic or health sciences library.
Science and Mathematics Librarian, James Madison University
APPLY TO: JobLink.jmu.edu
James Madison University is a public, comprehensive university of approximately 20,000 students located in the Shenandoah Valley two hours from Washington, D.C. The university has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the top-rated public regional Master's level university for seventeen consecutive years. The university places a strong emphasis on undergraduate research and offers 38 master's degree programs and 8 doctoral programs.
James Madison University (JMU) Libraries and Educational Technologies (LET) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Science and Mathematics Librarian. This position is the liaison to JMU's College of Science and Mathematics (CSM), which includes the biology, chemistry and biochemistry, geology and environmental science, mathematics and statistics, and physics and astronomy departments.
LET is established as a campus leader in information literacy instruction, research support, curricular and special collections, and educational technology integration. This position joins an organization that is dedicated to building on these strengths while supporting a collaborative and innovative culture.
- A master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or international equivalent.
- Demonstrated commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.
- Effective communication and collaboration skills.
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in a science discipline.
- Demonstrated knowledge of trends in science librarianship.
- Teaching experience or familiarity with instruction planning, including online tutorials and library research guides.
- Familiarity with collections practice and methods.
- An understanding of open access publishing and research data management in the sciences.
APPLY TO: JobLink.jmu.edu
Research Librarian, Mercersburg Academy Library
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Position is responsible for developing and teaching information literacy sessions, managing aspects of collection development, maintaining portions of websites, and overseeing aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Library.
The Research Librarian works primarily during the academic school day as well as two evenings per week and one weekend per month while school is in session. The position also works one month over the summer, as scheduled by the Director.
The position requires a person who has experience teaching adolescents and enjoys working with and relates well to both adults and students, is collaborative, and communicates well. Research Librarian needs to be organized as well as possess excellent written and oral communication, technology, and research skills.
- MLS or equivalent degree
- Prior experience in library or school settings;
- Strong competence with library technology;
- Extensive expertise in research and technology applications, including use of a MacBook Pro and iPad for teaching purposes with specific knowledge of Keynote and Pages;
- Familiarity with an academic or boarding school setting.
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
- Environment: Work is performed mostly in an indoor/office environment where the noise level is quiet.
- Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; may occasionally lift up 20 lbs.; to travel in all modes of transportation; sufficient manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination to operate office machinery, specifically a computer and keyboard.
- Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction to be able to see close, distance, and to focus.
- Auditory: Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word. Must be able to talk and hear by telephone and in person.
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Technology and Business Community Engagement Librarian, Madison Public Library
Madison Public Library (MPL) is a dynamic organization that actively embraces the changing role of libraries. Our new Central Library opened in 2013, featuring a fully equipped media lab, gigabit connectivity, ample meeting rooms, and our critically acclaimed Bubbler program which has since been able to expand through major grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Our eight neighborhood libraries have similarly embraced new services and technology, such as our Meadowridge Library's community kitchen that will support youth nutrition and food preparation programs. At MPL we encourage creativity, innovation, imagination, and going beyond the traditional or expected; our outstanding and collegial workforce is highly valued by the community, and includes staff members who have received national recognition or awards for their work at MPL.
Madison Public Library seeks a creative and innovative Librarian who will develop relationships with and provide services to Madison area technologists, entrepreneurs and businesses. This position will play a key role in developing the library's web services while ensuring that such services serve all Madisonians, including unserved and underserved individuals and groups. Consistent with our mission and vision, this position cultivates community partnerships which foster the availability of technologies that support opportunities to learn, share and create. Familiarity with emerging technologies is a plus. Excellent project management and web development skills are essential.
- Graduation from an accredited library school with a Master's degree in library or information science
- Library science theories, principles, practices, and terminology applicable to a public library and community engagement.
- Automated and manual library systems.
- Professional library reference and collection development strategies and resources.
- Use of computers and computer software applicable to the duties of the position.
- Project management principles and practices.
- Emerging technologies within library systems.
- Web development principles and practices.
- Literature and curriculum relevant to technology and business communities.
- Cultural and economic issues involved in serving traditionally underserved populations.
Library Director IV, Tompkins County Public Library, Tompkins County
DEADLINE: APRIL 21
This position is a New York State Civil Service position. See Tompkins County Public Library Director Position Description to review the full position description.
The Tompkins County Public Library Board of Directors seeks an enthusiastic, visionary, community-minded leader as its next Library Director. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to librarianship and community engagement, articulate and advocate the Library’s strategic directions, provide sound fiscal management, promote proactive leadership in technology integration and promote collaborative relationships within the Library and throughout the community.
The Library Director has overall responsibility for administration of staff, resources and resource development, long range planning, service delivery, comprehensive programs, government relations, public and community relations, fiscal affairs, personnel and labor relations. Responsible for leading the Library to respond both positively and rapidly to changing community needs and demographics. Responsible for organizational development, contract negotiations and staff development. Responsible for fundraising, facilitating and maintaining close working relationships with the Tompkins County Legislature, Tompkins County Public Library Foundation, The Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library, and the City and Town of Ithaca. Tompkins County Public Library, chartered to serve the county of 101,950, serves as the Central Library of the Finger Lakes Library System’s 33 libraries in 5 counties.
Graduation from an ALA Accredited school or program with a graduate degree in library or information studies and possession of, or eligibility for, a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate and eight years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, two years of which must have been in an administrative capacity.
APPLY : https://www.tompkinscivilservice.org/civilservice/job/430
Resident Librarian, The Temple University Libraries Residency
JOB REFERENCE: 17001253
APPLY: www.temple.edu, click on Careers At Temple
The Temple University Libraries Residency, open to recent graduates (last 1-5 years) of ALA-accredited master’s degree programs, offers professional experience and the opportunity to be mentored in a technology-rich, academic research library. The residency program supports the Libraries’ commitment to build a diverse staff, and is a member of the ACRL’s Diversity Alliance. The two-year residency is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Residents as well as the service and operational priorities of the Libraries. In the first year, the Residents will work in multiple functional areas, reporting up through the department head. With over 20 possible units to select from, areas of focus will be determined mutually by the Residents’ interests and the needs of the Libraries. In the second year, the Residents will be expected to plan and execute a major project. Residents will provide service and gain valuable experience in multiple facets of academic librarianship through this process. The Residents will serve on library committees. Performs other duties as assigned.
- ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science, awarded no later than August, 2017.
- Strong interest in the pursuit of a career in academic librarianship.
- General knowledge of print and electronic information resources.
- Ability to work successfully in a collegial team environment.
- An ability to adapt to varying work and management styles is highly desired; this program is designed around an employee working in several departments within the library.
- Interest in lifelong learning and in contributing to the profession through research projects and scholarly communication.
- An interest in professional development, research and scholarship.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of current trends in academic libraries
- MLS received within the last five years.
- Demonstrated commitment to principles of diversity
- Enthusiasm for learning new technologies.
- Experience in using data to drive decisions in reference, outreach and instruction practice
APPLY: www.temple.edu, click on Careers At Temple
OASPA is pleased to announce that this year our annual conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. The 9th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) will be held at the Altis Grand Hotel on the 20th and 21st September, 2017. A pre-conference reception for delegates will be held on the evening of Tuesday 19th September.
All proposals should be submitted by 8th May 2017 at the latest.
Conference URL: http://oaspa.org/conference/
CFP URL: http://oaspa.org/coasp-2017-call-contributions/
Registrations, accommodations, and call for contributions now open
Registrations, accommodations, and calls for contributions to the conference are now open. Delegates are entitled to discounted rates on guest rooms at the conference hotel. To register for the conference and book hotel rooms, please head to our Registrations and Accommodations page.
As in previous years, the Program Committee have set aside one of the sessions within the conference program to provide six Show & Tell opportunities for showcasing new projects, ideas or initiatives relating to open access publishing. Organisations are invited to submit a proposal to us for one of the six available 10 minute presentations. All proposals should be submitted by 8th May 2017 at the latest; all details are here.
Now in its 9th year, COASP is a vital conference for the open access publishing community to gather to develop and advance discussions, relationships, policy and research around open access publishing. As in previous years, delegates from a wide range of backgrounds will be brought together for an exciting range of panels, events, and networking opportunities. We are proud to consistently offer global, diverse perspectives on publishing each year, and welcome attendees at all stages of their careers who work in publishing, librarianship, government, higher education, funding agencies, nonprofits, and other affiliated industries. Community and collaboration is at the heart of open access publishing, and we are excited to offer both again at COASP this year for all those working in open access around the world.
Speakers so far confirmed include Jean-Claude Burgelman (European Commission), Jessica Polka (ASAPbio), Louise Page (PLOS), Robert Kiley (Wellcome Trust), Vanessa Proudman (SPARC Europe), Mikael Laakso (Hanken School of Economics), Danny Kingsley (University of Cambridge), Jean-Sébastien Caux (University of Amsterdam), and Paul Peters (Hindawi).
Panel topics this year are: The market for APCs; Open infrastructure in scholarly communications; Research evaluation and assessment; Open peer review in both journal publishing and in open access books and monographs publishing.
Call for Chapters: Improving Library Services in Support of International Students and English as a Second Language (ESL) Learnersby Twanna Hodge on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 08:45 pm
Editors – Leila Rod-Welch & Kendra Skellen
Proposal submission deadline: April 30, 2017
Submit your proposals to: https://goo.gl/forms/XBMRbVX0ImTs4C4C2 or email
Editors Leila Rod-Welch and Kendra Skellen invite the submission of chapter proposals for a book on international aspects of American libraries. The focus of the book is to inform librarians about the challenges that international and ESL learners face in using academic libraries in the U.S. and to provide librarians the tools they need to help retain these learners, bring more diversity into libraries, introduce various outreach programs, learn how to collaborate with campus partners, and build international and ESL collections within the library.
New and completed research and case studies are welcome, provided any new studies can be completed within the timeline explained below. Chapters based on completed research must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.
We are seeking proposals for the topics described below. However, we will consider other topics provided they are within the spirit of the book and will add another dimension to the overall discussion:
- Growth of international students in America
- Introduction on who are our international students and what are their needs
- Outreach initiatives to international students
- Outreach initiatives to ESL learners
- Collaborating with campus partners
- Building a library collection for ESL learners
- Best library instruction practices
- Library resources for instructors of International Students
- Lesson plans
- Scavenger hunts
- Event planning
Submission procedure: Please submit chapter proposals of up to 500 words, a short author’s statement, and a writing sample, list of previous publications if applicable to
https://goo.gl/forms/XBMRbVX0ImTs4C4C2 by April 30th, 2017. If you are proposing new, uncompleted research, please provide a tentative timeline that includes a date for completion, evidence of institutional approval, if appropriate, as well as any additional dates you think are relevant.
If there are multiple authors for a chapter, please submit author statements for each author and at least one writing sample - it is optional to provide multiple writing samples (i.e. not all co-authors have to submit writing samples, but if you feel it best represents your team to submit more than one, please do.)
Note: This initial stage requires a 500-word description, so just planning out your article now is fine. Final manuscripts should be approximately 1,500 to 5,000 words.
For additional information, contact the editors at ILSSISESL-L@listserv.emory.edu
Dr. Leila Rod-Welch is the Outreach Services Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Northern Iowa. email@example.com
Kendra Skellen is the Robert W. Woodruff Library Service Desk Manager and the Marian K. Heilbrun Music & Media Library Manager. firstname.lastname@example.org