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Discussion Digital Projects Archivist, Washington State University (apply by Jan. 21)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 08:42 am

Digital Projects Archivist

Work Location: Pullman, Washington

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications  

Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, 2-year temporary, non-tenure-track

Posting Close date:  January 21, 2018

Required Applicant Documents:  Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Reference Contact Info (for 3 references)

Finalists for this position may be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.

Digital Projects Archivist

Work Location: Pullman, Washington

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications  

Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, 2-year temporary, non-tenure-track

Posting Close date:  January 21, 2018

Required Applicant Documents:  Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Reference Contact Info (for 3 references)

Finalists for this position may be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.

For additional information and to apply:  https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/36062

 

 

Position Summary:

The Washington State University Libraries invites applications for Digital Projects Archivist, a full-time, 12-month, grant-funded, 2-year temporary position with the possibility of extension, located on the Pullman campus.  This position reports to the Associate Dean of Digital Initiatives and Special Collections.  Start date is targeted for February 2018.

 

As a part of a larger team comprised of personnel from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) and Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections at Washington State University, this position will support the digital workflow and lifecycle of digital materials in on-going CDSC projects and provide support for digital platforms including, but not limited to: Mukurtu CMS, Scalar, Omeka, CONTENTdm and WordPress. The Digital Projects Archivist will work directly with faculty, students and staff on projects that vary in scale and scope related to curating collections, providing culturally appropriate access to collections, and producing widely available resources for teaching, research and scholarship in the University. This position will play a leading role in supporting the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal (Portal) in all aspects of the Portal project initiatives including 1) providing instructional support for tribal community users, community members, and institutional partners, 2) overseeing metadata creation, 3) updating and managing ingest of digital content from multiple institutions, 4) delivering training and support resources (online and in person) for the collaborative curation process and 5) assisting tribal staff with added content creation from digitized materials. The Digital Projects Archivist will be an integral part of the team at the CDSC and will work on grant-funded and ongoing projects.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
  • Ability to work with diverse sets of stakeholders.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mukurtu CMS and Scalar experience preferred.
  • Experience with digitization management and workflows.
  • Experience with instruction and training for a diverse set of users of digital systems.
  • Experience working with or supporting a Content Management System.
  • Experience in Special Collections or archives management.
  • Familiarity with current trends in digital library initiatives and digital curation.
  • Strong attention to access, privacy and security issues from diverse perspectives.
  • Commitment to working with diverse populations, particularly Native American communities.
  • Willingness to work in a face-paced, innovative team environment, assist in expanding the Portal community of users, lead and think creatively, problem-solve and be flexible.
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Discussion Education and Outreach Archivist, Washington State University (apply by Jan. 21)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 08:41 am

Education and Outreach Archivist

Work Location: Pullman, Washington

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications  

Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, 3-year temporary, non-tenure-track

Posting Close date: January 21, 2018

Required Applicant Documents:  Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Reference Contact Info (for 3 references)

Finalists for this position may be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.

Education and Outreach Archivist

Work Location: Pullman, Washington

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications  

Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, 3-year temporary, non-tenure-track

Posting Close date: January 21, 2018

Required Applicant Documents:  Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Reference Contact Info (for 3 references)

Finalists for this position may be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.

For additional information and to apply:  https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/36061

 

Position Summary:

The Washington State University Libraries invites applications for Education and Outreach Archivist, a full-time, 12-month, grant-funded, 3-year temporary position with the possibility of extension, located on the Pullman campus.  This position reports to the Associate Dean of Digital Initiatives and Special Collections.  Start date is targeted for February 2018.

 

As a part of a larger team comprised of personnel from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) and the Libraries at Washington State University, this position will support and extend the collaborative curation model and method through educational initiatives, curriculum development and instruction. The Education and Outreach Archivist will support the Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort program and the Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN) by providing hands-on educational instruction, working as part of a team to develop and extend curricular modules, leading outreach efforts to potential program participants and collaborating with faculty, staff, community members and other educators to deliver instruction in person and online as part of the collaborative curation process. This position will support CDSC developed platforms and tools including Mukurtu CMS and the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal (Portal) including support for users at all levels, training aimed at tribal heritage institution staff and community members. The Education and Outreach Archivist will be an integral part of the team at the CDSC.

 

Required Qualifications:

●       Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire.

●       Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills.

●       Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.

●       Ability to work with diverse sets of stakeholders.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

●       Experience with curricular creation, educational models, instruction and outreach to diverse sets of stakeholders.

●       Experience creating outreach materials, working with production teams, and delivering instruction online and in virtual settings.

●       Digital archives training and experience.

●       Familiarity with Mukurtu CMS.

●       Familiarity with current trends in digital library initiatives, digital curation, and archives instruction.

●       Strong attention to diverse needs, access issues, learning needs, and community work.

●       Commitment to working with diverse communities.

●       Willingness to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven team environment, assist in expanding CDSC programming and projects, and think creatively, problem-solve and be flexible.

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Discussion Exhibition Program Manager/Preservation Librarian, Yale University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 08:40 am

Exhibition Program Manager / Preservation Librarian

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  46743BR

http://bit.ly/2B28M7s

 

Exhibition Program Manager / Preservation Librarian

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  46743BR

http://bit.ly/2B28M7s

 

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.

 

Position Focus: Reporting to the John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History/Head of the Medical History Library, the Exhibition Program Manager & Preservation Librarian oversees the exhibition and preservation activities within the Medical Historical collections, the general collections of the Medical Library, and the Cushing Center. The Exhibition Program Manager & Preservation Librarian manages and implements the exhibition program for the Medical Library and provides planning and production support for the effective operation of the program. The Exhibition Program Manager & Preservation Librarian assists the Librarian for Medical History in managing day-to-day activities associated with the maintenance of the collections, archives, supporting documentation, and collection facilities of the Medical Historical Library and Cushing Center.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or a postgraduate degree in a related discipline is required. Individuals new to the profession are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing exhibitions and/or preservation projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of preservation and conservation issues and current developments within the library, archival and preservation profession, including born digital preservation.
  • Demonstrated ability with working in a special collection environment, with some collection management experience.

 

 

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

 

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Two years preservation experience; knowledge of at least one Western European language (other than English); supervisory experience; strong project management and interpersonal skills.

 

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

 

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library serves the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, the Yale-New Haven Hospital and other affiliated institutions of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. The Medical Library is a dynamic and busy place; library staff work together as a team to provide responsive and effective information support to the Medical Center's missions of research, education, and patient care.  A collection of 400,000 volumes and a wide range of state-of the art electronic resources brings information to the community at the library, on campus and remotely.  For additional information, see: http://library.medicine.yale.edu.

 

Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

 

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2B28M7s.

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Discussion Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Librarian, Pennsylvania State University (apply by Jan. 22)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 08:38 am

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Librarian

Penn State University Libraries, Harrisburg Campus

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

 

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Librarian

Penn State University Libraries, Harrisburg Campus

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

 

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Librarian at the Penn State Harrisburg Library. The campus library seeks a proactive, creative, and inventive librarian to fill a tenure track, faculty position as part of Penn State University Libraries. The primary assignment of the STEM Librarian is to provide reference, instruction, and collection development with particular emphasis on supporting the information needs of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, one of five academic schools at the College. Additionally, the STEM librarian will oversee collection management projects at the Harrisburg Campus Library and support data and technology initiatives with the University Libraries.  

 

Major responsibilities of this assignment include: managing reference and general collections in the fields of engineering, computer science, mathematics, biology, environmental science, and general sciences; developing and presenting course-related bibliographic instruction and information literacy workshops in STEM liaison areas; outreach to STEM-related constituencies on campus; developing online library guides and tutorials for STEM faculty and students; providing instructive reference services both face-to-face and online; and partnering with other University librarians, the World Campus, and other units on campus and within the University to support learning and literacy in STEM disciplines. Responsibilities as collections and data coordinator include: assisting the Harrisburg library director and other librarians in collection analysis and assessment; coordinating major collection management projects; providing user support for citation management software and data management software; and collaborating in University-wide information/data initiatives. In addition, the STEM Librarian is expected to participate in library, college, and university governance. The STEM librarian is also expected to remain abreast of current developments in library and information sciences and devote time to research, scholarly activity, and service to the University, the public, and the profession. New faculty benefit from the strong mentoring program developed by the University Libraries to support new faculty in tenure-track appointments in fulfilling expectations in the areas of librarianship, research, and service. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.  We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement.

 

REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); experience with reference and instruction; knowledge of STEM print and electronic information resources; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively; strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion; and the potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service. Some evening and/or weekend work is required. Preferred qualifications include at least one year of post MLS experience with relevant reference and instruction experience at an academic or research library. An advanced degree or graduate level study in the sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics is also desirable. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

 

ENVIRONMENT: Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The campus is just east of Harrisburg, the state capital, and about one and one half hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore, and two hours from University Park and Washington, D.C. The three-story, 115,000-square-foot, technologically advanced academic research library includes 300,000 volumes, more than 200 journals, and 1 million microforms. With access to nearly 750 databases and 110,000 online full-text journals through the Penn State University Libraries, the facility provides extensive support to online and remote users. The college offers 35 baccalaureate degree programs, 25 master degree programs, and three doctoral programs. Penn State Harrisburg also offers the first two years of study leading to more than 160 baccalaureate majors offered throughout the Penn State system. There are approximately 5,000 students. More details about the Penn State Harrisburg Library can be found at http://www.hbg.psu.edu/library. Information about the college and surrounding area can be located at http://www.hbg.psu.edu//hbg/generalinfo.html.

 

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

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, State or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

 

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online.  To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/STEMlibrarian. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).   Review of applications will begin January 22, 2018 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:  For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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Discussion Children's Librarian, Queens Library

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 09:08 am

Children’s Librarian

 

Major Duties:

Children’s Librarian

 

Major Duties:

  • Performs excellent internal and external customer service and library service in response to the information needs of library users and the overall community with an emphasis on children. 
  • Promotes library collections and services to the public, both inside and outside the physical building.
  • Responsible for readers’ guidance and reference services.
  • Publicize, plan and conduct programs for children and parents including: toddler and pre-school reading times, picture book hour, arts and crafts programs, and summer reading clubs. Assists customers with the use of print and electronic resources.
  • Recommends and refers customers and parents to alternative sources of information (internal and external) to the Library. 
  • Performs Collection Development with an emphasis on developing quality children materials including selecting and ordering materials.
  • Monitors the public service floor. 
  • Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials.  Assist in maintaining a pleasant, inviting, safe environment.
  • Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria.  
  • Maintains reference and circulation materials.
  • Provides outreach to area elementary and nursery schools and community organizations serving children and families, informing them of library services and to develop partnerships for collaboration. 
  • Maintain and cultivate contact with schools and parents.
  • May perform one or more of the following duties: investigate technologies that will improve services; create, develop, maintain, or contribute to the community library web page and social media; supervise hourly rate employees and volunteers; compile bibliographies and/or develop library user guides.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Schedule will include some Saturdays and evenings.

 

Key Competencies:

  • Initiative, flexibility, cooperative teamwork and modeling exemplary customer service

 

Requirements:

  • Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school. 
  • Must have the ability to work with a diverse population of children and effectively provide customer service to a large number of children simultaneously.
  • New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate required.

 

ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY:

Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.

 

Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).

 

To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org referencing “Children’s Librarian” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

 

Queens Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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Discussion Teen Librarian, Queens Library - Far Rockaway

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 09:07 am

Teen Librarian, Far Rockaway

Major Duties:

Teen Librarian, Far Rockaway

Major Duties:

  • Performs excellent internal and external customer service and library service in response to the information needs of library users and the overall community with an emphasis on teens and tweens.
  • Promotes library collections and services to the public, both inside and outside the physical building.
  • Provides reference and readers’ advisory services. 
  • Publicizes, plans and conducts programs for teens and tweens.
  • Assists customers with the use of print and electronic resources.  Conducts training sessions for the public in the use of the library OPAC and the internet. 
  • Recommends and refers customers to alternative sources of information (internal and external) to the Library. 
  • Performs Collection Development with an emphasis on developing quality teen materials including selecting and ordering materials. Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria. 
  • Monitors the public service floor.
  • Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials. 
  • Assist in maintaining a pleasant, inviting, safe environment.
  • Maintains reference and circulation materials.
  • Performs outreach to other adolescent serving community organizations informing them of library services and to develop partnerships for collaboration. Maintain and cultivate contact with schools and parents.
  • Creates opportunities for teens and tweens to contribute to the library in venues such as Teen Advisory Boards, social media postings, blogs, book clubs, etc. 
  • May perform one or more of the following duties: investigates technologies that will improve services; creates, develops, maintains, or contributes to the community library webpage and social media; supervises hourly rate employees and volunteers; compiles bibliographies and/or develops library user guides.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
  • Schedule will include some Saturdays and evenings.

 

Key Competencies:

Initiative, flexibility, cooperative teamwork and modeling exemplary customer service

 

Requirements:

  • Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school. 
  • Must have the ability to work with a diverse teen population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of teens simultaneously. 
  • New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate required.

 

ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY:

Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.

 

Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).

 

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Teen Librarian, Far Rockaway - External” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

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Discussion Digital Collections Librarian, Miami University (OH)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Digital Collections Librarian

Salary Range 48,000 – 54,000

https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=5086

Job ID: 5086

Digital Collections Librarian

Salary Range 48,000 – 54,000

https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=5086

Job ID: 5086

The Miami University Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, proactive and service oriented Digital Collections Librarian for the new Steward and Sustain department. The position requires a self-motivated, creative, client-centered librarian who is committed to providing excellent customer service and who remains knowledgeable of emerging trends in libraries, special collections, and information technology.

Reporting to the Head of Steward and Sustain, the Digital Collections Librarian manages the daily operations related to the processing, digitization, organization, and access of special collections and university archives materials. Supports the efforts of the Miami University Library in digitally preserving the culture and history of the university and the libraries collections.

 

Duties/Physical Demands:

· Manages and organizes processes and workflows for digital projects from analog and born-digital resources in various media formats.

· Ensures availability of digitized materials.

· Collaborates with external partners to promote discovery of cultural resources.

· Collaborates with key stakeholders to design and implement projects in support of the university’s educational mission.

· Coordinates and works cooperatively with appropriate staff to digitize materials and make them available.

· Works with the Metadata Librarian to describe and organize digitized materials.

· Participate in Steward and Sustain instruction.

· General research assistance electronically and in person.

· Maintains knowledge of library trends and best practices in academic libraries.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

· Master’s degree from an ALA accredited university in Library and Information Science.

· Experience digitizing and handling archival materials and/or rare books and ephemera.

· Knowledge of metadata standards such as Dublin Core, EAD, DACS, MODS, METS, etc.

· Working knowledge of archival and/or digital content management systems such as ArchivesSpace, Archivist’s Toolkit, CONTENTdm, and/or Omeka.

· Working knowledge of digitizing equipment and associated software.

· Strong commitment to high quality public service in a customer service oriented environment.

· Ability to work effectively in a team to produce targeted outcomes.

· Ability to work independently and prioritize work to ensure goals are realized.

· Enthusiasm and capability to independently identify and develop professional skills.

· Ability to meet Miami University Libraries continuing contract and promotion requirements http://www.lib.miamioh.edu/about/larps.pdf.

· Appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian dependent upon qualifications.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

· Project management experience.

· Two (2) years of professional experience digitizing and handling archival materials and/or rare books and ephemera.

· Experience working with various file formats, file naming best practices, and workflow design.

· Experience with arrangement and description of archival materials, rare books, and ephemera.

· Familiarity with markup programming languages.

· Experience in digital exhibition design and/or digital humanities.

· Experience writing and administering grants.

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Discussion Electronic Resources Librarian, The University of Florida (apply by Feb. 5)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Electronic Resources Librarian
Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian
 

Electronic Resources Librarian
Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian
 
http://library.ufl.edu/pers/documents/E-ResourcesPVA_Round2_FINAL.pdf
 
 
The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries Acquisitions and Collections Services Department seeks a skilled and enthusiastic Electronic Resources (E-Resources) Librarian to serve as Head of the E-Resources Unit. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and integrating electronic resources into the Libraries’ collections. The E-Resources Librarian reports directly to the Chair of Acquisitions & Collections Services, supervises four staff, and works collaboratively with personnel across the libraries to acquire and manage ongoing access to electronic resources.  The E-Resources Unit is responsible for the acquisition and management of the Libraries’ e-resources and engages in a variety of activities, including licensing and acquiring electronic resources and processing over $9 million dollars in annual e-resource expenditures.
 
In support of the mission and strategic directions of the Smathers Libraries, the Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively and fosters positive working relationships with colleagues and with publisher and vendor representatives. This position may assist with negotiating license agreements and purchasing arrangements and will represent the Libraries by serving on consortial committees. As a tenure-accruing faculty member, the E-Resources Librarian will be expected to pursue research and engage in scholarship and creative activities that generate impact nationally and internationally, including publications, presentations, and grants; as well as professional service activities that meet library-wide tenure and promotion criteria.
 
The E-Resources Librarian is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society.
 
The search will remain open until February 5, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage athttp://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.
 
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.
 
Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Discussion Assessment Coordinator, Adelphi University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 12:01 pm

Assistant Professor (Assessment Coordinator)
https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ADELP...
 
Job Title:  Assistant Professor (Assessment Coordinator), Tenure-Track
Department: Library
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Assessment Coordinator will create and lead the Adelphi Libraries’ Assessment Program in order to promote the advancement of student success and academic excellence at Adelphi. The successful candidate will work closely with library faculty and administrators, teaching faculty, and campus partners (Office of Research and Planning, Information Technology, etc.).
Primary Responsibilities:
Assessment (55%)
Provides expertise and leadership in planning team-based assessment and implementation of the processes to collect, organize, preserve and disseminate  data for evidence based decision-making, strategic planning, and external reporting.
Working collaboratively with library faculty, administration and staff to assess resources and services to demonstrate the value of the Libraries in the advancement of teaching, learning, and scholarship.
Harvests and assesses statistical and other data on the use of e-resources (databases, ebooks, and streaming services) to ascertain their utility and for institutional reporting.
Analyzes and reports quantitative and qualitative data gathered from various sources including library systems, vendor statistics, observations, surveys, web analytics, interviews, and focus groups, and facilitates the use of this data to support library initiatives for space planning, collections and services.
Collaborates with Libraries’ initiatives related to outreach, development, and other needs to successfully communicate the Libraries responsiveness to user needs in a rapidly changing scholarly environment.
Participates in reference service (10%)
Liaises with one or more departments or schools (15%)
Other Responsibilities (20%)
Represents the Libraries to other groups around campus and the region; serves on University and Library committees; participates in professional associations and bodies; participates in scholarly and professional activities including research and publishing required for reappointment, tenure and promotion.
Qualifications:
This is a tenure-track library faculty position. Applicants must hold a master's degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science. A second post-baccalaureate degree or similar proof of advanced study is highly preferred and is required for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor and for tenure.   Applicants must have experience as a librarian in an academic or research library and documented experience in assessment in libraries, higher education, or other complex organizations.  Applicants must possess excellent supervisory, interpersonal, and communications skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a collegial environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
Academic background and/or experience in statistical assessment, analysis, and program evaluation.
Experience conducting analysis and creating customized reports using statistical software applications, (i.e., Excel, SPSS, etc.) and data visualization software (i.e. Tableau, etc.).
Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research.
Ability to manage multiple projects including setting and meeting deadlines.
Ability to work collaboratively within an academic community.
Experience developing strategic and operational planning.
Demonstrated successful leadership and project management skills.
Demonstrated effectiveness in communicating with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

 

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Discussion Beta Phi Mu Award

by Neely Tang on Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 10:47 am

The American Library Association and the jury for the Beta Phi Mu encourages you to submit nominations for someone who deserves to be known for their work in education for librarianship. The award consists of $1,000 and a 24k gold framed citation of achievement.  This annual award is for a library school faculty member or an individual. Self nominations are welcome. To submit your nomination you’ll need a statement indicating this nominee's distinguished contributions to education, indicating why the candidate is worthy of the Beta Phi Mu Award.

The American Library Association and the jury for the Beta Phi Mu encourages you to submit nominations for someone who deserves to be known for their work in education for librarianship. The award consists of $1,000 and a 24k gold framed citation of achievement.  This annual award is for a library school faculty member or an individual. Self nominations are welcome. To submit your nomination you’ll need a statement indicating this nominee's distinguished contributions to education, indicating why the candidate is worthy of the Beta Phi Mu Award. Supporting evidence or testimonials are also welcome.

 

More details are here: http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/beta-phi-mu-award

Deadline is February 1, 2018

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