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Discussion Residency Librarian, University of Denver (apply by April 8)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 03:36 pm

The University of Denver Libraries is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and collaborative professional for the position of Residency Librarian. Applications received by April 8, 2018 will receive first consideration. A cover letter, CV, diversity statement and 3-5 references are required for consideration. Competitive salary.  

 

Position Summary:

The University of Denver Libraries is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and collaborative professional for the position of Residency Librarian. Applications received by April 8, 2018 will receive first consideration. A cover letter, CV, diversity statement and 3-5 references are required for consideration. Competitive salary.  

 

Position Summary:

The Residency Librarian is a three-year nonrenewable contract position designed to provide early-career librarians with professional experience and mentoring in academic librarianship. Designed to engage librarians who are members of historically underrepresented groups, the residency program will give the successful candidate an opportunity to gain experience and skills necessary to thrive as an academic and research librarian. The University of Denver Libraries is a member of, and is committed to the principles of the Association of College & Research Libraries Diversity Alliance: http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance.

 

Through this program, the successful candidate will gain experience in a range of areas of academic librarianship, gaining both broad and deep understanding of how academic and research libraries operate. The Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication & Collections Services will serve as the residency coordinator and supervise this position, but other librarians will also serve as mentors based on a candidate’s chosen area of specialization.  Anticipated start date for this role is summer/fall of 2018 (may be flexible).

 

Candidates can apply online and find a full job description here: https://du-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=3043&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=995327&company_id=16973&version=1&byBusinessUnit=&bycountry=&bystate=&byRegion=&bylocation=&keywords=&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=no&city.  Once within the job description online, please click “New Account” at the bottom of the page to begin application. Applications received by April 8, 2018 will receive first consideration.  The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities, and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Discussion Summer Assistant (3 Openings), Library of the Supreme Court of the United States (apply by March 16)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 02:56 pm

Position: Three Paid Summer Assistant positions DEADLINE EXTENDED TO March 16

Location: Supreme Court of the United States Library, Washington, DC

The Supreme Court of the United States Library is seeking to fill three paid Summer Assistant positions. The positions are ideal for a recent graduate or an advanced library science / information science student. The position descriptions, requirements and application process may be found at the links below.

Position: Three Paid Summer Assistant positions DEADLINE EXTENDED TO March 16

Location: Supreme Court of the United States Library, Washington, DC

The Supreme Court of the United States Library is seeking to fill three paid Summer Assistant positions. The positions are ideal for a recent graduate or an advanced library science / information science student. The position descriptions, requirements and application process may be found at the links below.

Library – Research Services : https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492164300

Library – Technology and Collections Management : https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492164900

Library – Technical Services and Special Collections : https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492164600

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Discussion Metadata Analyst, University of California, San Francisco

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 02:52 pm

Metadata Analyst, UCSF Library 

http://bit.ly/2twurWP 

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Library is seeking a Metadata Analyst to be its key expert in all things metadata for the library. As a member of the Library’s Collection Management unit, you will support our goals to understand our users' scholarly resource needs in order to deliver the best possible user experience.

 

Metadata Analyst, UCSF Library 

http://bit.ly/2twurWP 

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Library is seeking a Metadata Analyst to be its key expert in all things metadata for the library. As a member of the Library’s Collection Management unit, you will support our goals to understand our users' scholarly resource needs in order to deliver the best possible user experience.

 

The UCSF Library is committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We embrace diversity of thought, experience, and people as a source of strength which is essential to our success. We encourage you to apply if you thrive in an environment which celebrates and serves diverse communities. 

 

UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

 

The Metadata Analyst position will include

 

Advisory and planning responsibilities

-- Develop a blueprint to prepare our existing MARC-based descriptive cataloging, classification, and subject analysis for a Linked Data environment.

-- Advise on metadata for projects involving non-MARC data.

-- Lead the strategy for the adoption of new standards and vocabularies for the Library.

-- Serve as a liaison or adviser to internal and external research partners on collaborative metadata projects to advise on metadata projects and functions, such as library collaborations with projects involving clinical information systems and terminologies.

-- Represent UCSF on UC-wide knowledge groups and committees.

 

Operational and functional responsibilities

-- Formulate strategies, help develop policies, identify processes and resources for the Library's comprehensive metadata needs, including metadata capture, normalization, transformation, storage, and output for the Library's catalog, discovery layer, and digital initiatives (digitization of materials, archival storage of electronic files, and data management).

-- Perform database maintenance related to authority control.

-- Lead and assist in Archives & Special Collections unique collections cataloging for original and complex adaptive cataloging for multiple formats (monographs, newspapers, maps, serials, audiovisual material, art, artifacts, and archival collections). 

-- Assist with implementation of new technology related to metadata management. Train relevant staff on metadata and cataloging as needed.

 

For the full list of required qualifications and how to apply, please go to http://bit.ly/2twurWP

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Discussion Student Success Librarian, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (apply by April 9)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 02:51 pm

Student Success Librarian

https://uafs.peopleadmin.com/postings/432

Student Success Librarian

https://uafs.peopleadmin.com/postings/432

Posting Number NC00012P
Quick Link for Position http://uafs.peopleadmin.com/postings/399
Working Title Student Success Librarian
Position Number 18-21-0066
Department Library Services
About the University

For nearly 7,000 students each semester, UAFS offers a dynamic learning environment, a rich campus life, a vibrant international population, opportunities to travel and study abroad, and a host of prestigious degree programs. Small class sizes combined with innovative, applied learning opportunities have led to a record of high job and graduate school placement rates after graduation, an indication of the student-centered education that has defined UAFS since its founding in 1928. An $80 million endowment fund propels the University and its students into a promising future. In the fall of 2015, UAFS completed a role and scope change and began offering master’s degrees. UAFS is one of 18 academic institutions and affiliates governed by the University of Arkansas System.

Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of lakes, Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment, including a thriving downtown entertainment district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find the area’s lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number one city in America for cost of living, and a top city in the nation for highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and Memphis.

UAFS’ beautiful 170-acre campus features 20 major buildings and the Donald W. Reynolds Campus Plaza, Tower, and Campus Green. The University opened a 58,000 square-foot visual arts facility in the fall of 2015. A student-supported recreation and wellness center, featuring a rock-climbing wall, basketball, and volleyball courts, and state-of-the-art equipment, opened in the fall of 2016. Such projects initiated the 15-year transformation of the campus in accordance with the University’s updated master plan. These two buildings complement the University’s top-notch amenities across campus, including a newly renovated library that boasts expansive areas for student use and vast collections of literature and academic resources.

About the College / Department

Dedicated in 2013, the new Boreham Library is a striking architectural combination of contemporary building design blended with more traditional space. The library serves as a gathering place for students who want to study or meet with others in groups about class projects or other college-related matters. Individual study spaces and group study rooms are located throughout the building. Desktop computers are available to students. Each has a full complement of general academic software applications.

Boreham Library seeks to provide students, faculty, and other members of the University community with their educational and informational needs. One of the library’s goals is to educate our users by helping them acquire the information literacy skills which will enable them to find, use, and evaluate information in all formats.

Position Summary

The Student Success Librarian will work closely with librarians, faculty, and university partners to lead and develop library services that support student success, recruitment, and retention. At the heart of this new position is a chance to harness evidence from a growing body of retention and library research that suggests that academic libraries have a positive impact on student outcomes. This position will support student-centered learning, focusing on building library research skills and engaging students with the tools of scholarship. The position reports to the Director of Library Services.

Summary of Job Duties

• Provides in-person and online research assistance and instruction;
• Develops library research guides and instructional materials;
• Collaborates with faculty to develop and offer customized, course-integrated instruction;
• Collaborates with librarians and university partners to integrate library collections and services into learning management systems;
• Serves as collection development liaison to designated academic departments;
• Participates in the libraries’ student engagement programs and outreach activities;
• Coordinates assessment of library student success initiatives and participates in assessment of university-wide initiatives;
• Serves on library and university committees and task forces;
• Collaborates with other university units in support of student success, recruitment, and retention initiatives.
• Develops and implements library programs and services with an emphasis on information literacy/digital literacy;
• Incorporates new and existing technologies and platforms into reference and instruction programs and services;
• Night and weekend hours are expected;
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited program; preference given to candidates with one (1) or more years’ experience in an academic library setting.

License(s)/Certifications  
Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge in the assessment of teaching and educational programs and best practices in pedagogy and instructional design; Experience in outreach and marketing to students and faculty; Experience with needs assessment and program development and the ability to provide leadership in project management; Experience working with undergraduates of diverse ages, as well as from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment;
• Strong commitment to service excellence;
• Experience providing research assistance with resources in both print and electronic formats;
• Experience providing library instruction;
• Experience with LibGuides software or other web development tools;
• Experience designing learning objects such as tutorials and videos;
• Experience working with learning management systems, such as Blackboard;
• Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a diverse academic community;
• Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands.

Special Job Dimensions

Work performed primarily in an office setting. Occasional extended hours required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee regularly talks and hears. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 10 pounds.

Work Schedule

Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-8pm

Salary Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Benefits

Competitive benefits package.

Background Check / Pre-Employment Screening

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non- discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Does this position require a background check? Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) Check
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Discussion Outreach Librarian, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (apply by April 5)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 04:12 pm

Outreach Librarian (Assistant Professor)

 

Outreach Librarian (Assistant Professor)

 

Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is seeking a dynamic, student-centered librarian to engage UWL students in effective and innovative library programming and instruction activities. The Outreach Librarian coordinates with library units to publicize and market library services, programs, and resources, and also develops and participates in library event programming. This position serves as an instructional liaison to the College of Business Administration, teaches a substantial number of information literacy instruction sessions, and assists in reference services and collection development in assigned subjects. This is a 9-month, tenure track faculty position in an environment that supports and encourages librarianship, scholarship, and service.

 

Salary and Rank: Competitive salary for 9-month tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Partial summer contracts may also be available.

Anticipated Starting Date: August 27, 2018.

First consideration will be given to applications received by April 5, 2018.

 

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required.  For additional information about this position and to apply, please visithttps://employment.uwlax.edu/

UW-La Crosse is an AA/EEO employer.  Employment will require a criminal background check.

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Discussion Reference and Instruction Librarian, Metropolitan State University (MN) (apply by March 23)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 10:04 am

Reference and Instruction Librarian

http://www.minnstate.edu/jobs/viewPosting.php?pid=16803

Institution:

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY
700 East Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55106-5000

Classification:

State University Faculty (Unclassified IFO)

Reference and Instruction Librarian

http://www.minnstate.edu/jobs/viewPosting.php?pid=16803

Institution:

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY
700 East Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55106-5000

Classification:

State University Faculty (Unclassified IFO)

Responsibilities:

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking to fill a full-time, probationary tenure-track assistant professor position within the Library and Information Services beginning August 2018.

  • Provide information literacy instruction, which may include some evening and/or weekend work.
  • Serve as a liaison to select academic programs and departments and selection of print and electronic resources.
  • Provide reference and research assistance, which may include some evening and/or weekend work.
  • Faculty members are expected to demonstrate ability to teach information studies courses effectively at the undergraduate level.
  • Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement.
  • Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study.
  • Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance and engage in service to the university and community.
  • Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree in library and/or information science earned no later than August 20, 2018.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse community.
  • Knowledge of current methodologies in reference and research assistance and information literacy, and the ability to apply that knowledge in an academic and institutional setting.
  • Experience providing reference and research services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work positively in a changing, fast-paced environment.
  • Recent experience providing library services in an academic setting.
  • Experience delivering information literacy instruction and integrating information literacy concepts into teaching.
  • Experience teaching lower division undergraduates in an academic environment.
  • Online teaching experience including a demonstrated knowledge of, and competence in the use of, software and technology related to distance learning.
  • Experience developing online information literacy tutorials, modules, learning objects, etc.
  • Commitment to user-centered library services.
  • Interest in new and emerging technologies and their applications in academic libraries.

The Library: Library and Information Services exists to fulfill the information needs and foster the intellectual growth of the Metropolitan State University community.  The library serves the students of Metropolitan State University, as well as community patrons from the surrounding neighborhood.  The library and learning center resources cover two floors of the building, and houses the university’s print collection, as well as a large information commons space on the first floor.  The library and learning center is a space shared in a partnership between Metropolitan State and the St. Paul Public Library.  The two libraries frequently plan programs or host events together, to support academic learning and community engagement.

Please note: Filling of this position is contingent upon budget.

The University:  Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area.  We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 41% of our students coming from communities of color.  The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees.  We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adults and communities of color.  Recognized in 2008 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.

Visit our web site at http://www.metrostate.edu  

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: www.metrostate.edu/security

Salary:  Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement.

Application Procedure:

Application:  To apply, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrostatemn/default.cfm

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date:  March 23rd, 2018.

Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position;
  • Current curriculum vita or resume;
  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy and/or examples of teaching effectiveness;
  • Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; at least two (2) of the references must be able to address teaching effectiveness;
  • Transcripts - Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date of your highest attained degree, with your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required.  If doctoral study is in progress at the time of application, submit the most recent transcript showing your course of study and progress to date.  We are not able to accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades or DARS reports.  If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
  • Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

If you need help submitting your online application, please contact NeoGov at 1-855-524-5627 for technical assistance.

For TTY, call Minnesota Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 7-1-1 or 1-800-627-3529.

If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, Search & Selection Specialist, Carla Ballard, at 651.793.1319.

Metropolitan State University is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Discussion Librarian II (Archivist for University Records), University of Hawaii at Manoa (apply by March 12)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 10:03 am

Title: Librarian II (Archivist for University Records)

Position Number: 0083582

Hiring Unit: UHM Library Services

Location: Manoa, Hamilton Lib, Univ Archives & Manuscript

Date Posted: February 05, 2018

Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins March 12, 2018

Salary Information: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Monthly Type: 11 Month

Tenure Track: Tenure

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Funding: General

Title: Librarian II (Archivist for University Records)

Position Number: 0083582

Hiring Unit: UHM Library Services

Location: Manoa, Hamilton Lib, Univ Archives & Manuscript

Date Posted: February 05, 2018

Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins March 12, 2018

Salary Information: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Monthly Type: 11 Month

Tenure Track: Tenure

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Funding: General

Other Conditions: To begin approximately July 2018, pending position clearance and/or availability of funding.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The University Archives & Manuscripts Department of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library provides primary source material for research to the students, faculty, and staff of the Manoa campus, campuses within the university system, and national and international researchers. The holdings include non-circulating materials related to the management of the University of Hawaii System as well as manuscript collections such as the Hawaii Congressional Papers Collection, Hawaii War Records Depository, and Japanese American Veterans Collection. The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library seeks an innovative and dynamic individual to join the University Archives & Manuscripts Department. Working in coordination with the rest of the Department, the Archivist will:

·    Hold responsibility for the selection, appraisal, processing, and promotion of the administrative records and faculty and student papers that comprise the collections of the University Archives.

·    Coordinate backlog processing projects to retrospectively accession, arrange, and describe ‘hidden’ University Archives collections, preparing finding aids based on local and national standards (EAD and DACS), and contribute to standardizing processing practices across Library collections.

·    Participate in public service hours in the University Archives and Manuscripts’ Moir Reading Room as well as fulfilling internal and external reference requests.

·    Work with other members of the University Archives & Manuscripts Department to develop and coordinate instruction and outreach services to the University and greater Hawaii community.

·    Work closely with university offices, faculty, alumni/ae, and other donors to identify, appraise, and acquire materials of research interest.

·    Work alongside faculty and staff across departments to provide content management for the Library’s open-source archive software.

·    Collaborate across departments in planning, evaluating, and implementing digital preservation policies based on best practices with emphasis on capturing/creating metadata and identifying analog materials throughout the Library’s archive and manuscript collections for reformatting to digital and/or migration to more stable media.

·    Write grants or participate in other fund-raising activities in support of the University Archives & Manuscripts collections.

·    Work with department faculty to maintain and update the University Archives & Manuscripts’ web page and blog content.

·    Librarians have faculty status and must meet requirements for tenure and promotion including professional development, research, and service.

 

Minimum Qualifications

·   ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent.

 

Desirable Qualifications

·      At least 6 months of experience arranging and describing institutional records.

·      Ability to initiate and design projects and bring them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

·      Ability to work effectively, independently, and collaboratively with faculty and with administrative, professional, and support staff in a diverse and dynamic academic community.

·      Ability to work effectively with creators of institutional records.

·      Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to think critically.

·      Familiarity with an archival collection management system (such as ArchivesSpace).

·      Familiarity with current U.S. metadata content and structure standards relevant to archival control, notably DACS and EAD.

·      Familiarity with the processing, preserving, and providing access to born-digital records.

·      Familiarity with providing reference service.

·      Ability to train and supervise temporary, part-time, student, or volunteer assistants.

·      Familiarity with providing outreach at cultural heritage institutions.

 

To Apply:

Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire) to Human Resources Specialist. Applications may also be submitted by e-mail at library@hawaii.edu. Interviewees will be expected to make a presentation to library faculty and staff as part of the screening process. Review of applications will begin on March 12, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Address:

Human Resources Specialist

University of Hawaii at Manoa Library

2550 McCarthy Mall

Honolulu, HI 96822

Inquiries: 808-956-7207

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative 

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Discussion Call for Proposals - Academic Library Association of Ohio 2018 Conference

by Anjelica Rufus-Barnes on Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 08:34 am

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) conference planning committee invites you to submit proposals for the 44th Annual Conference, Take Action! Conveying Value, Cultivating Success, which will explore our impact on student engagement, student learning and student success. We all do great things that impact students, so let’s share our work and experiences!  

Conference Date: November 2, 2018

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) conference planning committee invites you to submit proposals for the 44th Annual Conference, Take Action! Conveying Value, Cultivating Success, which will explore our impact on student engagement, student learning and student success. We all do great things that impact students, so let’s share our work and experiences!  

Conference Date: November 2, 2018

Conference Location: Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio

Submission Deadline:  April 6, 2018

The committee encourages thoughtful, timely proposals on any topic related to the theme. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Budget
  • Collaborations
  • Collections
  • Demonstrating value
  • Developing a culture of assessment
  • Ethnographic and observational studies
  • Impact on student learning, retention, progression, and/or graduation
  • Lessons learned
  • Library instruction
  • Library student employees
  • Marketing and communications
  • Outreach activities
  • Programming and events
  • Reporting results
  • Services
  • Spaces and facilities
  • Special collections and archives
  • Unique methods
  • Usability
  • User experience

More information and submission guidelines are available on the conference website

All presenters are responsible for their own registration and travel costs.

If you have questions, please visit the website or contact Laura Birkenhauer and Carrie Girton at program@alaoweb.org

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Discussion Metadata Librarian, Clemson University (apply by March 31)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 01:30 pm

Metadata Librarian

https://apply.interfolio.com/48849

The Clemson University Libraries seek a Metadata Librarian to join its Technical Services & Collection Management Unit. The successful candidate will be part of a team comprised of one other librarian and two high-level staff who are primarily responsible for the assignment of metadata for digitized resources from our Special Collections and Archives. The unique collections housed in the Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives provide a wealth of primary source material to researchers in the study of South Carolina and Clemson University history. The Metadata Librarian will join a team that supports the discovery and accessibility of this digital content through descriptive metadata creation, enrichment, and maintenance, allowing access to these resources to researchers worldwide. 

This is a 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank and status and works under the direction of the Unit Head and as a member of the Metadata and Monographic Resources Team.  The Metadata Librarian will work collaboratively with other metadata staff and librarians and with members of Library Technology and Special Collections and Archives.  As a member of the library faculty, the successful candidate will pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service, and professional development. 

Responsibilities include:

Metadata Librarianship

  • Creates descriptive metadata for digital collections adhering to local and national standards.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of metadata policies and workflows in cooperation with Library Technology and Special Collections and Archives.    
  • Participates in quality control of existing metadata to improve discovery and access to digital content.
  • Maintains awareness of current trends with metadata standards and digital library development.
  • Participates in planning, decision-making, and management of the Team and contributes to Unit planning.
  • Performs data migration, manipulation, and normalization across multiple platforms.  

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

  • Develops a focused program of high quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals.

Service

  • Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community.

 

Required Qualifications/Experience: 

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship (or foreign equivalent) or a relevant, accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries.  
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with a variety of MARC and non-MARC metadata standards and schema (e.g., Dublin Core, MODS, RDA, AACR2, DACS) and controlled vocabularies (e.g., LCSH, AAT, GeoNames).  Familiarity with OAI-PMH protocol for metadata harvesting. 
  • Knowledge and/or experience with metadata and cataloging management systems, such as Collective Access and OCLC Connexion.
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in providing metadata for digital collections.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Strong commitment to user-centered customer service.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills; demonstrated initiative and adaptability.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment or individually, to balance priorities, and to set and meet deadlines.

 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Two years’ experience in the provision of metadata for digital collections.
  • Experience in an academic or research library.   
  • Experience with an integrated library system or service platform, familiarity with institutional and digital repositories.
  • Experience with metadata analysis and transformation tools such as Excel, OpenRefine, and MarcEdit; experience with XML.
  • Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) training and experience.
  • Experience with training and instructing others in metadata standards and workflows; supervisory experience.
  • Evidence of, or potential for, scholarly and professional activity.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Faculty rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. State of South Carolina, TIAA-CREF, or other retirement plans available. Various medical plans, dental plans, 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Clemson University allows employees to earn up to six credit hours free of charge each semester. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

Location:

Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science and engineering-oriented research university in a college-town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. Ranked as one of America’s Top 25 Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report, Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive to Charlotte and Atlanta.

Libraries:

The Libraries on Clemson’s main campus are the R.M. Cooper Library, the Gunnin Architecture Library, the Education Media Center, and Special Collections & Archives.  Other facilities include the Clemson Design Center Library in Charleston and the Library Depot, which houses high-density storage, records management, the digitization lab, and technical services. The libraries employ 28 faculty, 62 staff, and over 70 students.  Clemson Libraries are a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries and Lyrasis and actively participate with other South Carolina institutions through the statewide consortium, PASCAL.  For additional information about Clemson Libraries, visit our website at https://libraries.clemson.edu/about-the-libraries/ 

Application process:

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/48849. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by March 31, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration.

 

Closing Statement:

Clemson University is an AAO/EO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.  Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

 

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Discussion Research and Instruction Librarian, Randolph College (VA)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 01:29 pm

POSITION: Research and Instruction Librarian

 

LOCATION: Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA

 

DESCRIPTION: Lipscomb Library at Randolph College welcomes applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian, a full-time (12-month), non-tenured, ranked faculty position. 

 

Reporting to the Director of the Library, the successful candidate for this position will primarily oversee instruction and reference services for the Lipscomb Library.  Responsibilities will include:

POSITION: Research and Instruction Librarian

 

LOCATION: Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA

 

DESCRIPTION: Lipscomb Library at Randolph College welcomes applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian, a full-time (12-month), non-tenured, ranked faculty position. 

 

Reporting to the Director of the Library, the successful candidate for this position will primarily oversee instruction and reference services for the Lipscomb Library.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in and assessing the library’s role in the College’s First Year Common Experience program
  • Teaching a one-hour credit-bearing information literacy and research skills course during the Spring semester
  • Collaborating with faculty throughout the academic year to develop effective one-shot instruction sessions
  • Working with other College librarians to update/maintain the instructional guides and web presence for the library
  • Providing research assistance for members of the college community
  • Working occasional weekend hours as well as a potential regular evening shift

 

Required qualifications include:

  • Holding an MLIS, MLS, or the equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Demonstrating a strong commitment to developing engaging library instruction sessions based on ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Staying informed of best practices in library instruction methodologies
  • Working collaboratively with a team of librarians in the overall management of the library
  • Building strong relationships with members of the faculty to ensure the library is meeting the instructional needs of our campus community
  • A commitment to providing an environment that welcomes and supports diversity
  • Possessing excellent written and oral communication skills

 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years of experience working in public services (e.g. instruction, research assistance) in an academic library
  • Experience using library support products such as LibGuides, EBSCO Discovery Service, Moodle, Tipasa, RefWorks, and SirsiDynix Horizon/Enterprise
  • Experience working in a library using the Dewey Decimal Classification system
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • A willingness to perform additional inter-departmental library tasks, as needed
  • Some knowledge of web design: HTML, CSS, etc.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift and move library materials weighing up to 25 pounds. 

 

SALARY: Randolph offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

 

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates may apply by sending their curriculum vitae, cover letter, and three professional references to: Director of Human Resources, Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Ave. Lynchburg, VA  24503 or by email (preferred method) employment@randolphcollege.edu .  EOE

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