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Discussion 10 Spectrum Travel Grants to attend the Public Library Association Conference, apply by January 15

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 09:59 am

Dear Spectrum Scholars: the Public Library Association (PLA) is heading to Philadelphia for the PLA 2018 Conference, March 20–24, 2018, and we want to make sure you’re coming, too…

Dear Spectrum Scholars: the Public Library Association (PLA) is heading to Philadelphia for the PLA 2018 Conference, March 20–24, 2018, and we want to make sure you’re coming, too…

PLA is pleased to invite you to apply for a great opportunity --  the Spectrum Scholar/PLA 2018 Conference Travel Grants.  The grants provide $1,000 for travel and housing arrangements, and complimentary registration to PLA 2018. Ten (10) Spectrum Scholars will be chosen to receive travel grants. For more information on the conference, visit http://placonference.org.

We hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the world of public librarianship. Selected recipients will be asked to participate in a networking event and invited to write about their experience at the conference for possible publication on http://publiclibrariesonline.org/ or Spectrum News. The ten grant recipients will receive a check in advance for the amount of $1,000 and are responsible for making their own travel and housing arrangements. PLA will provide complimentary conference registration.

Criteria

  • Must be current or past recipient of an ALA Spectrum Scholarship and a first-time attendee at a PLA conference.  
  • Must be current PLA student or personal member.
  • Previous recipients are not eligible.  
  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Requirements
The main purpose of the grants is for the selected individuals to personally structure their time for networking, peer support, and career building as they see fit. Grant recipients may also choose to volunteer at the conference to work with PLA leaders on supporting the conference and will be invited to write about their experiences for PLA and Spectrum communications. 

Application and Deadline
Apply online at http://www.ala.org/advocacy/spectrum/2018-pla-travel-grants

Applications are due on January 15, 2018. Winners will be announced/notified on or before February 1st.

Questions?
For more information contact Nellie Barrett, PLA Program Coordinator, nbarrett@ala.org.

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Discussion Organizational Development and Training Coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (apply by Jan. 15 for full consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 11:31 am

Organizational Development and Training Coordinator

Business Human Resources Services Center

University Library

Academic Professional

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100% Academic Professional appointment.

 

Organizational Development and Training Coordinator

Business Human Resources Services Center

University Library

Academic Professional

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100% Academic Professional appointment.

 

Responsibilities: The Organizational Development and Training Coordinator reports to the Assistant Dean of University Libraries for Business Operations, who reports to the University Librarian.  The Organizational Development and Training Coordinator is responsible for independently leading the Library’s training and organizational development efforts by identifying, evaluating, establishing curriculum, and creating procedures that enhance every employee’s individual capabilities to achieve their greatest potential through training, organizational development and creative solutions.  This position is also responsible for other Human Resource functions such as recruitment, onboarding and staff development programs.  The right candidate will have a history of demonstrated success bringing projects to fruition while providing creative and resourceful solutions to complex challenges. The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership skills, collaborative and participative team building skills, and effective interpersonal communication.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Library Employee Training Development

  • Manage the development, delivery and evaluation of a suite of employee training and organizational development programs for all employees (faculty, academic professional, civil service, graduate, hourly and student).
  • Evaluate and enhance employee orientation and separation processes including onboarding, training and exit interviews.
  • Evaluate and assess training and development for program effectiveness.
  • Provide informal coaching and structured training to strengthen individual, management and team effectiveness. 
  • Serve as a resource for Library faculty and staff mentoring programs
  • Work with Staff Development and Training Committee, Library Committee of Academic Professionals (L-CAP), Library Staff Support Committee (LSSC) and individual supervisors to ensure that guidelines regarding HR and training policies are regularly reviewed, maintained and communicated.
  • Supervise Civil Service Staff.

Library Organizational Development

  • In coordination with the BHRSC Human Resource Associate, manage the BHRSC web presence and internal marketing initiatives to achieve a greater level of awareness of University Library and campus policies, training opportunities, online resources, etc.   
  • Develop and coordinate the Library recruitment process, including creating and maintaining strategic partnerships with I-Schools, libraries, professional organizations, etc. to expand the recruiting network and increase candidate pools.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Academic Professional promotion process.
  • Organize and develop employee recognition programs.
  • Identify and recommend areas of improvement in organizational development activities.
  • Provide vision and oversight for all forms of Faculty and Civil Service development, including determining appropriate support, resources, programming and training opportunities to facilitate career growth.

Library & Campus

  • Serve on and/or chair various committees as needed. 
  • Other related duties as assigned

 

Environment: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services that help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/.

 

The Library Business and Human Resource Service Center (BHRSC) is responsible for providing support for all business, human resources and training related functions for the University Library.  Activities include payroll, p-card, grants and contracts, travel support, employee relations and staff training and development.   Our current staff has 13 members and serves all members of the University Library staff in helping these employees fulfill their work in the library.

 

Required qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 2 years professional experience in Libraries, Human Resources, Archives, Training, and/or Business or comparable setting
  • Demonstrated experience in training and (or) human resources
  • Demonstrated writing skills producing clear and unambiguous deliverables
  • Ability to communicate and listen at all levels of the organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent customer-centric focus
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups
  • Strong organizational skills and the analytical ability to manage multiple projects and objectives at the same time.

 

Preferred qualification:  

  • Master’s degree in Library Science, Human Resource Development, Business Administration, or related fields.  
  • At least 4 years professional experience Human Resources, Library, Archives, Training, Business, and/or comparable setting
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve conflicting objectives
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of organizational progress and/or change management
  • Demonstrated presentation and/or teaching skills. 
  • SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and/or or ATD (formerly ASTD) (Association for Talent Development) Certification(s).

 

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.  The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.

 

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

 

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, contact information including email addresses for three professional references.  Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

 

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before January 15, 2018.  All applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration.

 

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

 

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Discussion Literature and Languages Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (apply by Jan. 26 for full consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 11:28 am

Literature and Languages Librarian & Assistant or Associate Professor, University Library

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Literature and Languages Librarian & Assistant or Associate Professor, University Library

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Position Available: Immediately. This is a 100%-time, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

Responsibilities:  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a knowledgeable and dynamic individual to provide library services for Literature and Languages. The position requires a diverse set of skills encompassing deep knowledge in the subject areas, including English literature and theatre/drama, OR Romance languages and literatures; instructional skills, and familiarity with Digital Humanities. The individual must have the ability to work in a team setting and to demonstrate leadership in the face of rapid change.

Duties and Responsibilities:  This position will report to the Head of the Literatures and Languages Library (LLL). The Literatures and Languages Librarian is responsible for:

  • Building and curating collections in multiple formats in either the areas of English literature and theatre/drama or Romance languages literatures, and related interdisciplinary campus programs, for the Literatures and Languages Library and the Music and Performing Arts Library (for theatre);
  • Developing and providing instructional and reference services and multi-format materials in support of teaching, learning, and research via LLL, and if hired for English Literatures, also theatre/drama in collaboration with the Head of the Music and Performing Arts Library;
  • Serving as a liaison to one or more campus departments and programs such as English, Theatre, Spanish, French, and Italian;
  • Engaging in research support services for digital humanities and related areas.

 

Qualifications:

Required 

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent OR an advanced degree in relevant field
  • 2-3 years' experience working in an academic library;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Reading knowledge of a Western European language;   
  • Knowledge of trends, issues, and resources in humanities research;
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and collaborative in the work environment;
  • Preparation and commitment to conduct independent scholarship consistent with a tenure-track faculty appointment and ability to meet the promotion & tenure requirements of the University;
  • Evidence of a commitment to professional development, research, and service.

Preferred

  • Working knowledge of Drama, Cinema Studies, and/or Translation Studies;
  • Advanced coursework in English Literature;
  • Advanced coursework in Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish and French preferred);
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a library performing collection development, instruction, and or reference duties;
  • Experience with tools such as WordPress, LibGuides, etc.;
  • Familiarity with Digital Humanities and its tools and methods.

 

Environment: The Literatures and Language Library is dedicated to the study of literatures and languages from Classical Antiquity to the present and covers North and South America, Western Europe, the British Commonwealth, and Francophone world as well as cinema studies, comparative and world literature, translation studies and linguistics. The Library's roughly 80,000 books and journals are housed in the Library's historic Reading Room and adjacent room 225. The Music and Performing Arts Library holds almost 750,000 items in many formats relating to music, dance, and some aspects of theatre. They are one of the busiest service points in the University Library and directly serve the needs of the School of Music, the Departments of Dance and Theatre, as well as community members and researchers from all over the world.

 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services that help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/.

 

Campus and Community: Chartered in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive, public, land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University – Extensive) ranked among the best in the world, including “Top 20” programs in fields such as Engineering, Fine Arts, Business, and Library & Information Science, among others http://publicaffairs.illinois.edu/rankings/index.htm>. Its faculty and staff provide undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conduct theoretical and applied research, and provide service to the state, the nation, and the world. It employs 3,000 faculty members serving 31,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receive campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. For more information, see: http://illinois.edu/about/about.html

 

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated approximately 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 miles northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution and its members. For more information, see: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html

 

Salary and Rank: Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is full time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. Librarians hold faculty rank and title, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research and service in order to meet University standards for promotion and tenure.

 

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, contact information including email addresses for three professional references.  Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

 

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before January 26, 2018.  All applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration.

 

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

 

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Discussion All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, University of Maryland, Baltimore (apply by Jan. 19 for full consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 08:59 am

All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

http://bit.ly/AllofUsRML

 

All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

http://bit.ly/AllofUsRML

 

In cooperation with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov) and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center, the All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. The goals of this 3-year pilot position are to:

  • Help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users;
  • Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us; and
  • Help establish an All of Us Training Program, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.

 

The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations, known All of Us partners, and others in target areas within AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV to develop activities based upon community health needs and the requirements of the All of Us program.

 

The All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator works under the direction of the Executive Director of the NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center. The SEA Coordinator serves as the Point of Contact for the program and collaborates with other NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinators to create a cohesive but culturally sensitive strategy for educating and engaging stake holders.

 

The Coordinator position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian currently funded through April 30, 2020 with potential for renewal. This is an office-based position, without an option for telecommuting, located at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library with frequent travel to target areas and national meetings.

 

For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea. For more information about the NIH All of Us Research Program, visit https://allofus.nih.gov/.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • In consultation with the All of Us Research Program, collaborate with selected target areas for community engagement (two per year for a total of six areas by Year 3).
  • Identify community health and health literacy needs tailored to the identified geographic areas.
  • Convene a network of diverse partners that represent all segments of the targeted communities that are dedicated to improving community health, including public libraries.
  • Participate in national program coordination to develop effective, innovative, replicable approaches to meet the All of Us and health information needs of library users.
  • Coordinate subawards to support public libraries and community organizations in accomplishing the goals set forth in this project.
  • Prepare detailed evaluation and progress reports on activities, programs and services in close collaboration with the All of Us University Coordinating Center, National Network Coordinating Office, National Evaluation Office, and other NNLM regions.
  • Contribute through scholarly articles, presentations at professional association meetings, and professional service (e.g., serving on professional panels) surrounding the NNLM All of Us national program.

 

Required qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in public libraries or with public library staff
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating new programs
  • Service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment
  • Proficiency in software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Web-based applications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Significant project management experience
  • Experience with precision medicine concepts
  • Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs
  • Extensive health information programming or community health education experience

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by January 19, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link http://bit.ly/AllofUsRML.    

 

MINIMUM SALARY: $57,000, commensurate with experience

 

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

 

ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Ravens Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

 

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library.  Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation.  The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services.   The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School.  The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region. 

 

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB's 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

 

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

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Discussion Librarian - Youth Services [eligibility list], Sacramento Public Library (apply by Jan. 18)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 01:34 pm

Librarian - Youth Services [eligibility list]

https://www.calopps.org/sacramento-public-library/job-17382921

Librarian - Youth Services [eligibility list]

https://www.calopps.org/sacramento-public-library/job-17382921

Do you want to be a part of an award winning team?  Are you someone who can make a difference through diverse outreach, all age’s literacy, amazing customer service and exciting programming?  Sacramento Public Library is interviewing for our Librarian – Youth Services eligibility list.  This list is used to fill librarian positions over the next 6 months.  We are looking for the best of the best!

If you answered “yes” to the first two questions, consider meeting us and joining our team.  Our community varies from rural to urban and suburban.  We welcome diversity and bilingual skills are always a PLUS.  We also offer 5% bilingual pay to qualified employees.

Candidates that will graduate with their Masters in Library Science Winter 2017 and Summer 2018 are welcome to apply!

For consideration please complete the following by the 5pm on Thursday, January 18, 2018 deadline:

 

 

  • Be sure to follow the “Special Instructions” and attach the following in PDF documents:
  1. Cover letter 
  2. Contact information for three (3) current professional references including your current supervisor
  3. Resume if you did not paste it into the application. 

Note: Incomplete applications or applications received after 5pm deadline will not be accepted. 

 

If you have questions, please contact Human Resources at 916-264-2820.

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Discussion Technical Services Manager, Vigo County Public Library (IN) (apply by Jan. 7)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 01:20 pm

Technical Services Manager

https://www.vigo.lib.in.us/about/careers

Job Posting: Technical Services Manager, Vigo County Public Library, IN

A great opportunity to join the Vigo County Public Library's Management Team in Terre Haute, Indiana!  The VCPL is situated in the arts corridor of historic downtown Terre Haute and serves a population of 108,000 in Vigo County.  Our Management Team offers a progressive, collaborative, and supportive work environment.

Technical Services Manager

https://www.vigo.lib.in.us/about/careers

Job Posting: Technical Services Manager, Vigo County Public Library, IN

A great opportunity to join the Vigo County Public Library's Management Team in Terre Haute, Indiana!  The VCPL is situated in the arts corridor of historic downtown Terre Haute and serves a population of 108,000 in Vigo County.  Our Management Team offers a progressive, collaborative, and supportive work environment.

Terre Haute has a low cost of living, small town feel with many large-town amenities, home to five institutions of higher learning, excellent parks system, and lots of cool history! VCPL's mission in Generating Change, Transforming Lives - and we are not afraid to try out new things!

 

Technical Services Manager

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute, IN, currently has a full-time salaried non-exempt position available for the leadership position of Technical Services Manager.  The Technical Services Manager is responsible for planning, directing, engaging in, and overseeing operations in the Technical Services (TS) Department in support of the goals and objectives of the VCPL. The TS Manager provides behavioral and functional leadership through training and development of staff and is an active agent in analyzing, facilitating, and implementing workflow in conjunction with departmental and system wide priorities, processes, procedures, and resources.

 

SALARY/BENEFITS:

 

  *   Job Class 3, full-time salaried non-exempt position. Annualized salary is 40,000.22

  *   Optional participation in the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Health Plan or High Deductible Health Plan with HSA, Anthem Blue View Vision Insurance, and Guardian Dental insurance (10/01/17-9/30/18 employee contributes $129.12 per month for single employee coverage for participation in PPO Health/Vision/Dental plans, or $22.98 per month for single employee coverage participation in HDHP with HSA/Vision/Dental plans)

  *   Paid Life Insurance

  *   Paid Long Term Disability Insurance

  *   Fully paid participation in Indiana Public Retirement System (100% paid employer and employee contribution)

  *   Eligible for 11 paid holidays per year

  *   Accrues the equivalent of 2 vacation days and 1 sick day for every active month of employment (24 vacation days and 12 sick days accrued over 12 months with no waiting period)

 

For additional information regarding this position visit https://www.vigo.lib.in.us/about/careers or click on the Job Vacancy Announcement https://www.vigo.lib.in.us/sites/default/files/filepicker/209/Technical%20Services%20Manager_12_15_2017.pdf>.  To apply, complete and download the application for employment form linked at the bottom of the career page and email it to application@vigo.lib.in.us> by Sunday, January 7, 2018.  In addition to the application form, please submit letter of interest and resume.

 

The Vigo County Public Library is an E-Verify employer.

 

ALTERNATE APPLICATION METHOD:  Apply by Sunday, January 7, 2018, online at www.indeed.com<>>.< />

 

Please contact Human Resources at 812-645-3627 for additional information regarding this job vacancy.

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Discussion Research Education Librarian, University of Utah/Utah Asia Campus (apply by Jan. 29 for preferred consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 10:39 am

LIBRARY TITLE:  Graduate & Undergraduate Services Librarian

JOB CODE:  Research Assistant/Associate Librarian

LOCATION: Salt Lake City and theUtah Asia Campus in Incheon, Korea

FULL CONSIDERATION: January 29, 2018

POSTING LINK: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/71965

 

Brief Description:

LIBRARY TITLE:  Graduate & Undergraduate Services Librarian

JOB CODE:  Research Assistant/Associate Librarian

LOCATION: Salt Lake City and theUtah Asia Campus in Incheon, Korea

FULL CONSIDERATION: January 29, 2018

POSTING LINK: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/71965

 

Brief Description:

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an innovative and dynamic professional for the position of Research Education Librarian to work four weeks each semester at the Utah Asia Campus (UAC) located in Incheon, Korea and spend the rest of the time at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. This is a career-line faculty appointment with funding guaranteed for three years. This is an excellent opportunity to work with University of Utah faculty and students to engage them in information literacy, research, critical thinking, and accurate writing and citation styles.  The incumbent will engage with faculty and students across disciplines and campus units and meet regularly with the Marriott Library Associate Dean for Research and User Services.  Reporting to the Head of Graduate & Undergraduate Services, the successful candidate will:

 

Teach library research workshops for 4 weeks each semester at the UAC and participate in teaching at the University of Utah Salt Lake City campus that includes being a guest lecturer for first-year programs and other targeted courses in the campus curriculum.

 

Provide one-on-one and small group research consultations and offer research and technology assistance in person and online.

 

Participate in outreach and engagement to the Salt Lake City and the UAC campus that expands connections and builds partnerships.

 

Participate in the development of the print collection at the Incheon Global Campus.

 

Lead instructional design efforts through:

  • Identifying educational best practices and sharing them with the teaching librarians;
  • Incorporating student-centered learning outcomes;
  • Assisting librarians in a move from face-to-face to online instruction through an understanding of online teaching best practices;
  • Mapping information literacy concepts into relevant university courses
  • Engaging with other librarians and campus faculty to develop discipline-appropriate instruction
  • Developing innovative tools and services for effective library instruction for both face-to-face and online classes
  • Developing and implementing methods to assess the effectiveness of library instruction.

 

Plan and implement orientation and retention events at both campuses.

 

Be professionally active through participation in appropriate professional societies and through research and publication.

 

Marriott Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, a program uniting academic libraries who share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

 

Required qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS OR the equivalent combination of relevant experience and advanced degree.
  • Experience working with students for whom English is a second language.
  • Demonstrated resiliency in the face of obstacles.
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative in order to accomplish departmental, library, and institutional goals.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach information literacy to groups and individuals.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment and demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Capacity to thrive in the fast-paced, future-oriented environment of a research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of an academic library, including the development of online learning objects and experience with learning management systems.
  • Passion for service to the profession and academia as well as interest in developing a scholarly profile.
  • Knowledge of and engagement with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. (http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework)
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law. (http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-130.html)

 

Desired qualifications:

  • Reading, writing, or speaking skills in a second language.  
  • Additional advanced degree(s), particularly in the area of instructional design.
  • TESOL certification.
  • Experience teaching credit-bearing courses at a college or university campus.
  • Experience living abroad.
  • Familiarity with international cultures.

                       

Compensation: $53,000 - 60,000 dependent on qualifications, a $3,000 supportive yearly stipend while working at the UAC, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% retirement contribution to TIAA-CREF/Fidelity, medical and dental coverage, and paid sick and vacation time.  The University will provide travel for round trip airline tickets to get to Korea and back again each semester.  Housing at the UAC provided by the University.

 

Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by January 29, 2018.

 

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Discussion Research and Education Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University (apply by Jan. 16 for first consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 10:36 am

Research and Education Librarian

Research and Education Librarian

Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries seeks faculty candidates for a liaison librarian to support Medical College of Virginia Campus schools, centers, institutes, departments, and VCU Health. This position will be responsible for School of Medicine, Basic Science programs and support the research and education mission of VCU Libraries by providing interdepartmental support for all programing, research, and education initiatives. Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $50,000. Review of applications will begin 01/16/2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. The complete position description is available at http://www.library.vcu.edu/about/jobs/. To apply for this position go to http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs

 

 

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Discussion Associate Librarian for Collection Management, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) (apply by Feb. 3)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 10:34 am

Assistant or Associate Professor - Collection Management Librarian

 

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks an energetic,

innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Associate

Librarian for Collection Management at the Assistant Professor or Associate

Professor rank. This is a full-time, tenure-track position with a starting

date of July 1, 2018.

 

The Associate Librarian for Collection Management will provide strategic

Assistant or Associate Professor - Collection Management Librarian

 

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks an energetic,

innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Associate

Librarian for Collection Management at the Assistant Professor or Associate

Professor rank. This is a full-time, tenure-track position with a starting

date of July 1, 2018.

 

The Associate Librarian for Collection Management will provide strategic

vision, leadership, and supervision of day-to-day activities in collection

management to ensure that our collections support the educational mission of

Brooklyn College and meet the needs of our diverse constituency. This

individual will be responsible for the oversight of collection development of

print and digital resources. This individual will play a key leadership role,

serving on the Library Management Team and contributing significantly to the

mission of the library and the institution. Librarians at CUNY have faculty

rank and status and must meet the requirements for tenure and promotion

including librarianship, research and publication. Mentoring and support for

scholarship is available to all Library faculty.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

- Serve as subject liaison for assigned academic departments; liaison duties

include subject-specific instruction, subject guides, and collection

development for those disciplines

- As the Chair of the Library Collection Management Committee, work with the

library faculty to formulate, develop, and administer the library’s collection

development policies and liaison activities. Function as the main contact for

collection donations

- Analyze, budget, plan, assess, and evaluate library collections

- Collect statistics for CUNY, ACRL, IPEDS among others

- Serve on the Library Management Team. Work closely with the Chief

Librarian, the heads of Acquisitions and Serials, the Electronic Services

Librarian and related support staff

- Represent Brooklyn College on the CUNY Office of Library Services

committees

- Adhere to Brooklyn College and CUNY procurement policies, and liaise

effectively with these offices

- Participate in regularly scheduled subject-specific, general, and virtual

reference service, including evening and weekend work as needed

 

Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through

their research, teaching and/or service are encouraged to apply.

 

The Brooklyn College Library has excellent collections, supporting

undergraduate and master’s level study in the humanities, social sciences, and

sciences. The collections total nearly 1.5 million volumes, as well as

significant audiovisual and microform holdings. Periodical resources include

approximately 3,500 print titles and over 100,000 electronic journals which

are accessible 24/7. Brooklyn College Library serves a diverse population of

over 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students at Brooklyn College, as well

as Brooklyn College faculty and staff and various other members of the

community. We also collaborate closely with all other CUNY libraries:

together, we support over 550,000 CUNY students, in the nation’s largest urban

public university.

 

Brooklyn College is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn it

serves as well as a mirror of the wide diversity in New York City itself. A

vibrant, intellectually engaged community, our student body comprises

individuals from 150 countries, speaking 105 different languages, many of whom

are the first in their family to attend college. The College transforms lives

by providing access to outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs in the

arts and sciences, business, education, and a vibrant general education

curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences. We are an urban, public

institution, proudly situated in one of the most dynamic and diverse

communities in the country. We are committed to student success and to our

historic mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students

of all backgrounds. We seek to develop knowledgeable students who are engaged

in the life of the college and our community, and are prepared to think

critically, lead responsibly, act ethically, and contribute globally.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

- Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-

accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent

- Second Master’s degree

- Minimum 5 years of professional library experience

- Knowledge and understanding of 21st century collections issues in an

academic or research library including emerging practices, standards, and

trends

- Experience in assessment and evaluation of library collections

- Experience managing a library collections budget

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

Preferred Qualifications

- 3 years of experience supervising library staff

- Demonstrated project management skills

- Experience with STEM materials management

- Evidence of ability to develop strategy and lead change across an

organization

- Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging issues in open access

and scholarly communication

 

COMPENSATION

Salary commensurate with experience and credentials. All appointments are

subject to financial availability.

 

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering

health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and

savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research,

scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty

professional development.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

STEP ONE – Apply Online in CUNYfirst

(http://cuny.jobs/brooklyn-college/new-jobs/)

 

Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:

 

- An application letter indicating their experience and qualifications for

the position, that also details how their librarianship, service and/or

scholarship has supported the success of students. In addition, the cover

letter should also include a statement of contributions to diversity and

inclusion (i.e., a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to

diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, professional activities,

and/or service).

- Current curriculum vitae

- A recent scholarly/professional writing sample

 

STEP TWO - Go to http://websql.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/

 

All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of

recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the

link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.

 

The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to

submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

 

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

 

 

 

CLOSING DATE

 

February 3, 2018

 

 

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

 

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to

apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected

groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the

basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or

gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

 

 

Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor - Collection Management Librarian

 

Job ID: 17878

 

Location: Brooklyn College

 

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

 

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Discussion Reference Librarian, Highline College (WA) (apply by Feb. 7)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 09:11 am

Reference Librarian

Reference Librarian

Highline College (located in Des Moines, Washington) is recruiting a full-time, 9 month tenure-track faculty position for a Reference Librarian (link) starting fall quarter, September 19, 2018.  The reference librarian will provide research and reference assistance and individualized instruction to students, faculty, staff, and the public. The reference librarian will teach information literacy to students in variety of classes across the curriculum. As a member of the reference department, the librarian will share responsibility for collection development.  The reference department is instrumental in leading open educational resources (OER) use and expansion. The reference librarian is service oriented, requiring excellent social, communication, and collaboration skills. 

 
Please note: Librarians develop and teach online credit classes in the Library & Information Services program but only teach a single credit class per academic year. The Highline College faculty job announcement template states that faculty typically teach 45 credits.  That does not apply to this position.
 
Located 20 minutes south of downtown Seattle, Highline College serves one of the most diverse populations in the western states. Nearly 70 percent of the college's 12,000 students are students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages.  Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming.
For a more detailed description of the position and qualifications, please view online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highline/jobs/1905065/reference-librarian-instructor-tenure-track

 
Deadline to apply is February 7, 2018 at 4pm.

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