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Discussion NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2017-2018 (apply by July 28)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 05:19 pm

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2017-2018

Call for Applications

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, which focuses on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries, is accepting applications through July 28, 2017.

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2017-2018

Call for Applications

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, which focuses on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries, is accepting applications through July 28, 2017.

Fellows will have the opportunity to experience another library environment and to work closely with a mentor and collaboratively with other fellows and mentors. The multi-faceted program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community. Candidates with a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries and with leadership experience in academic, hospital or other library-related settings are encouraged to apply.

“The Leadership Fellows Program has proven to be remarkably effective in preparing tomorrow’s leaders”, said Neil Rambo, AAHSL President.  Seventy-nine fellows and 65 different mentors      have participated in the program to date. Thirty-nine fellows have received director appointments and over 60% of fellow graduates have been promoted to director or other positions of higher responsibility.

What Participants Are Saying

“It has given me ideas and confidence to seek positions of greater leadership in the mid term. In the present, I've gotten some practical skills that are already useful in my current position. “(Fellow 2014-15)

“The program has given me the opportunity of mentoring a talented and visionary librarian. I’ve learned at least as much as I’ve given. I now have a fresh perspective on my own leadership role at my institution and insights into other libraries. I’m looking forward to following my fellow’s career. Our profession is in good hands.” (Mentor 2011-12)

“The Fellows program is the very best experiential learning program one can imagine for health sciences library leadership.” (Fellow 2002-03 and Mentor 2013-14)

Application and Information

The program brochure, which includes information on program design, schedule, and application process, is available here.

For more information about the program, please contact Carol Jenkins, Program Director, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee, carol_jenkins@unc.edu    

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Discussion LibraryPress@UF Coordinator (apply by Aug 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 05:16 pm

LibraryPress@UF Coordinator
Library Coordinator 2

LibraryPress@UF Coordinator
Library Coordinator 2

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented LibraryPress@UF Coordinator – Library Coordinator 2. The Coordinator supports production and development needs for all LibraryPress@UF imprint works (e.g., new publications, republications, expanded editions, digital works, etc.) for design, layout, creation, coordination on metadata (e.g., library records, CIP, and publisher information), developing and maintaining design files and processes, and overall production needs. The LibraryPress@UF focuses on works that are born digital, with print-on-demand options integrated with sole source production, and with digital files hosted as Open Access through the Libraries. The Coordinator provides support to academic faculty collaborating with the Libraries on publishing efforts, and provides support for scholars regarding enhanced monographs in collaboration with the UF Press. Attends relevant conferences (e.g., Association of American University Presses, Library Publishing Forum) for sharing of UF activities and development of best practices.

The Coordinator plays a critical role for enhancing and expanding the existing relationship and activities by serving as a core contact with the UF Press, including for new opportunities in regards to online journals; enhanced monographs; shared events; and collaborative grants including the Open Book Program grant to re-enliven out of print books.

The search will remain open until August 15, 2017, applicants will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Discussion Pharmacy Liaison Librarian, University of Florida (apply by Aug 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 05:15 pm

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Pharmacy Liaison Librarian
Assistant University Librarian

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Pharmacy Liaison Librarian
Assistant University Librarian

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Library. The Pharmacy Liaison Librarian provides reference assistance and consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management for the entire College of Pharmacy and the department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the College of Medicine. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services (BHIS) team, and provides services in a variety of modes (in person, phone, email, “house calls”). The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as collection reviews, development of web-based resources, and service evaluation. The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities. The Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until August 31, 2017, review of applicants will begin August 1, 2017. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Discussion Head of Borrowing Services and Assessment, Colgate University Libraries (apply by Aug 14)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 05:13 pm

Colgate University Libraries

Head of Borrowing Services and Assessment

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader as the Head of Borrowing Services and Assessment.  Reporting to the University Librarian and serving on the senior management team, the department head provides vision and strategic leadership for Borrowing Services, and  works closely with and supports the Borrowing Services Manager.

Colgate University Libraries

Head of Borrowing Services and Assessment

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader as the Head of Borrowing Services and Assessment.  Reporting to the University Librarian and serving on the senior management team, the department head provides vision and strategic leadership for Borrowing Services, and  works closely with and supports the Borrowing Services Manager.

The individual serves as the campus copyright resource person and liaison to general counsel in matters of library copyright compliance.  The incumbent leads the libraries’ Assessment Committee and assessment activities.  This includes oversight and, working in collaboration with library administrators and managers, coordination of library statistical data collection across all library departments that informs standard library and institutional surveys.

This person provides significant support for the libraries’ research and instruction services, serving as a liaison to academic departments, providing reference and research consultation services and teaching library information literacy instruction sessions.  The department head supports the University Librarian in vetting new ideas, initiatives, and strategic plans.

QUALIFICATIONS

It is expected that all Colgate University Libraries faculty and staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These are: patron focus; collaboration; effective team skills; creative problem solving; continuous learning; and a commitment to inclusion.

REQUIRED

  • Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program
  • Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment
  • Strong service orientation with the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public.

PREFERRED

  • At least five years post-graduate school experience in library public services
  • Two years of direct supervision of support and/or professional staff.  
  • Experience with one or more aspects of borrowing services, e.g. circulation, reserves,  
    resource sharing, ASRS and stacks maintenance.
  • Knowledge of and experience with copyright law in the academic setting.
  • Experience with library statistical standards, data, tools and assessment
  • Experience providing reference services
  • Experience with classroom instruction or training
  • Experience leading teams and fostering collaborative relationships.
  • Experience with liaison work in academic libraries
  • Evidence of managing multiple projects or priorities
  • Experience working in an academic library.

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://cul.colgate.edu/joinus.html.

Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9340.  Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor.  Candidates should address in their letter of application how they meet the required qualifications. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe how they have or would propose to work in a diverse environment.

Review of application materials will begin on August 14, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org.

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

http://cul.colgate.edu/content/join-us-head-borrowing-services-and-assessment

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Discussion Librarian Full-time, Rio Hondo College (apply by Aug 12)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 04:59 pm

Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA has a current opening for a full-time librarian. Please visit the posting at https://riohondo.peopleadmin.com/postings/672

Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA has a current opening for a full-time librarian. Please visit the posting at https://riohondo.peopleadmin.com/postings/672

Librarian, Full-Time
Position Type Faculty Full Time Tenure Track
Percentage Employee
Number of Months Assignment 10
Starting Date November 2017
Current Work Schedule
Salary Range
Salary Dependent upon academic background and educational experience. Please visit our website at http://www.riohondo.edu/hr/hr-documents/ to see the faculty salary schedule.

Open Date 07/12/2017
Closing Date 08/12/2017
Open Until Filled
Basic Function/Definition
Rio Hondo College seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, collegial, knowledgeable, creative, and innovative librarian to join our library team. Responsibilities are varied and will include several areas from the following: instruction, reference, online and print resources, systems, technical services, acquisitions, cataloging, outreach to faculty, emerging technologies, participation in College and Library committees, special projects and reports, as well as other duties, as assigned.

Essential Duties
Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in library science, or library and information science from an ALA accredited institution
OR
A valid California Community College Librarian Credential
AND
Demonstrated knowledge of specific discipline, knowledge of instructional needs of community college students
AND
Ability to relate well with peers and other co-workers; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and to be flexible in a changing environment.
AND
Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Equivalencies
None

Responsibilities
Under the general direction and supervision of the area dean, conduct a full range of library services. All tenure track faculty participate in: reference, collection development, library instruction, curriculum development, and special projects. In addition, each tenure track faculty member has responsibility for one or more of the following areas: reference coordination; instruction coordination; collection development; periodicals; technical services; and the professional activities normally expected of community college faculty as described by Board Policy and California Educational Code, and additional duties as assigned. This position may require a combination of day and evening assignments. The successful candidate should have: a knowledge of and concern for the instructional needs of community college students; the ability to work with faculty, staff, and administration in a collegial environment; commitment to innovation and excellence; demonstrated communication skills; flexibility and initiative in a changing environment; the ability to work well in team situations.

Foreign Degrees
Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.

License Certificates/Credentials
Desired Qualifications
Professional librarian experience in a community college library.

Working Conditions
Position Description
Applications are currently being accepted for Librarian. This is a Full-Time, 10 month, Tenure-Track Position.

Application Procedure
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on the closing date.

Applicants must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed.

Rio Hondo College online application (which includes supplemental questions)
Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
Complete transcripts of all colleges/university studies, including degree earned (copies will be accepted) NOTE: Transcripts from multiples colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.
Transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date. Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified.
PAPER APPLICATIONS AND APPLICATION MATERIALS SENT VIA MAIL, FAX, OR EMAIL WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED.
NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENCE, INCLUDING INTERVIEW INVITATIONS, WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.
Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.
As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.
Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial employment (The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).
For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.
Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, please notify the Human Resources Office.
A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.
Commitment to Diversity
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Cancel RTF Policy
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RE-OPEN, RE-ADVERTISE, DELAY OR CANCEL FILLING THIS POSITION.
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL FUTURE VACANCIES.

EEO Statement
Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.

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Discussion Call for Chapters: Navigating Micro-Aggressions Toward Women in Higher Education

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 01:25 pm

Editors

 Dr. Ursula Thomas Georgia State University, USA

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017

Full Chapters Due: November 15, 2017

Submission Date: March 15, 2018

Editors

 Dr. Ursula Thomas Georgia State University, USA

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017

Full Chapters Due: November 15, 2017

Submission Date: March 15, 2018

Introduction

 
Due to the increasing importance of diverse women’s concerns globally, the study of minority women is critically vital for professional women in law, medicine, and business, as well as social work, education, and arts and sciences. Without a doubt, the study of women and race in education, policy institutions, development, media, social work, and the private sector are a conscious effort to exam the intersection of gender, race and how it is managed by women in the struggle.

Objective

 
This text seeks to uncover the institutionalized racism of higher education and women of color; as well as how it is navigated by women of color. This text is relevant because less than one percent of academia is represented by women of color. Even more so, these same women experience much difficulty in advocacy and leadership, as well as tenure and promotion. Through a critical lens, the narrative of that difficulty will be unpacked examined and deconstructed by the very women on the receiving end of these aggressions.

Target Audience

 
This manuscript will be utilized in gender studies, educational administration, women's studies, educational policy, educational leadership, sociology, and psychology. Key features that make this book unique and important: My manuscript proposal is different from the titles listed above because it utilizes a prescribed narrative methodology and high structured framework to tell the authentic story of each woman. This manuscript is different because it is based on an organic narrative that tracks patterns and behaviors associated with micro and macro aggressions in a specific environment.

Recommended Topics

 
opics include: 
Ethics 
Lack of voice 
Opportunities in Administration 
Communication 
Demands 
Relationships with Colleagues 
Time management 
Compensation 
Bias 
Promotion 
Unmerited Pay 
Collaboration 
Behavior 
Stereotypes 
Role of Respect 
Diversity 
Restructuring 
Team Building 
Environmental Factors 
Confidence 
Etc.

Submission Procedure

 
Phase 1: 
1st Proposal Submission Deadline: .................................................... July 15, 2017 
2nd Proposal Submission Deadline: ................................................... August 15, 2017 
Full chapter Submission: .................................................................. November 15, 2017 
Phase 2: 
Review Process: ................................................................................ November 15 to December 30, 2017 

Phase 3: 
Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors: ....................... February 15, 2018 
Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors: ........................ February 28, 2018 
Submission of Final Chapters to Editor: ........................................... March 15, 2018 
Final Deadline for Sending Complete 
Materials to IGI Global: ................................................................ April 30, 2018

Publisher

 
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

Important Dates

 
1st Proposal Submission Deadline: .................................................... July 15, 2017 
Full chapter Submission: .................................................................. November 15, 2017 
Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors: ....................... February 15, 2018 
Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors: ........................ February 28, 2018 
Submission of Final Chapters to Editor: ........................................... March 15, 2018

Inquiries

 
uthomas3@gsu.edu

Propose a chapter for this book

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Discussion Information Literacy Program Librarian, Texas A&M International University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 09:05 am

Texas A&M International University invites applications for an Information Literacy Program Librarian.  This position, in collaboration with library and departmental faculty, is responsible for designing, teaching and promoting the library’s information literacy program and participating in reference service, collection development, departmental outreach and application of information technology to these services under the supervision of the Head of Public Services. 

This is a full-time, professional track faculty position. The salary range is $50,000-$55,000. 

Texas A&M International University invites applications for an Information Literacy Program Librarian.  This position, in collaboration with library and departmental faculty, is responsible for designing, teaching and promoting the library’s information literacy program and participating in reference service, collection development, departmental outreach and application of information technology to these services under the supervision of the Head of Public Services. 

This is a full-time, professional track faculty position. The salary range is $50,000-$55,000. 

The full job posting can be found here: https://employment.tamiu.edu/postings/4728

Feel free to get in touch with me if you have questions!

Malynda Dalton

Access Services Librarian

Texas A&M International University

5201 University Blvd

Laredo, TX 78041

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Discussion Data Catalog Librarian (Part-Time), University of Maryland, Baltimore (apply by Aug 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 09:04 am

Data Catalog Librarian (Part-Time)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Position Summary:

Data Catalog Librarian (Part-Time)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Position Summary:

The Data Catalog Librarian at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) supports initiatives related to the development of the UMB Data Catalog, a database of descriptive records for datasets. As part of the Research Data Management Service and working with a dynamic, multidisciplinary data management team, the Data Catalog Librarian will support and promote the new catalog service through planning and conducting outreach efforts to UMB researchers. Additionally, the position is responsible for creating and curating records in the catalog. This new part-time (20 hours/week) position reports to the Head, Resource Development and Sharing and works closely with the metadata librarians.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify datasets of UMB researchers through database searching and working with the Research, Education and Outreach Librarian for each UMB school
  • Develop a promotion and outreach plan to increase awareness of the data catalog
  • Document and maintain a history of outreach activities with faculty and researchers
  • Provide presentations to encourage participation from researchers
  • Conduct interviews with researchers in reference to their research and datasets
  • Assess requirements for appropriate datasets for indexing
  • Collaborate with university researchers and the metadata librarians to submit and curate records for the catalog

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience working in an academic library
  • Experience with promotional and outreach activities
  • Knowledge of copyright law and rights management issues in a digital environment
  • Knowledge of open access and open data
  • Understanding of metadata standards including MeSH
  • Experience searching databases such as Medline and Scopus
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of colleagues within the Library and the University and to translate concepts effectively to a variety of user communities including researchers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with metadata in a health sciences library
  • Knowledge of discovery tools and metadata practices supporting discovery
  • Demonstrated interest in professional advancement evidenced by membership in related professional associations, participation in scholarly activities and continuing education

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter; 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 August 18, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/DataCatalogLib.    

The University of Maryland is an AA/EOE/ADA Employer.  The University supports diversity initiatives and encourages minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

SALARY RANGE: $25,000 - $30,000 depending on experience

BENEFITS: This is a half-time (50% FTE) position with benefits on a prorated basis. 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/

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Discussion Humanities Librarian, UNC Charlotte (apply by Aug 28)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 03:38 pm

We have a position open for a Humanities Librarian at UNC Charlotte, Spectrum Scholars are welcome to contact me with any questions about the position, our library, the university or Charlotte.

Amanda Binder | Social Sciences + History Librarian
UNC Charlotte | J. Murrey Atkins Library
704.687.1771 | abinder3@uncc.edu | library.uncc.edu

Humanities Librarian

We have a position open for a Humanities Librarian at UNC Charlotte, Spectrum Scholars are welcome to contact me with any questions about the position, our library, the university or Charlotte.

Amanda Binder | Social Sciences + History Librarian
UNC Charlotte | J. Murrey Atkins Library
704.687.1771 | abinder3@uncc.edu | library.uncc.edu

Humanities Librarian

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte invites applications for a Humanities Librarian to provide research support for students and faculty in the departments of English, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Languages & Culture Studies. As an engaged faculty librarian in Research & Instructional Services, the person in this position will design and teach instructional sessions, provide in-depth, specialized research consultation and reference services, and assist with collection development for assigned academic programs.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University offering over 28,500 students a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 1.9 million printed books, 930,000 e-books, over 400 databases, approximately 75,000 journals and an annual budget of over $10 million.

UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 775,202 with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Located on a 1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city's performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage with academic programs, and university and external communities in English, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Languages & Culture Studies
  • Teach research instruction sessions for assigned subjects and academic programs
  • Develop appropriate instructional and informational aids for students, faculty, and community patrons
  • Serve as collection development liaison for assigned subjects, and expend budget lines for acquisition of materials
  • Provide research and reference support for assigned subjects to students, faculty, and community patrons
  • Conduct collection evaluations for all proposed new courses and curriculum changes in assigned departments
  • Engage in professional service and scholarly contributions; participate in committees and faculty governance in the library and on campus
  • Communicate effectively and positively with diverse groups of individuals

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the provision of in-person and virtual research services and of instruction for first-year undergraduate students
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Degree or significant coursework in one or more disciplines of the Humanities, or professional experience working with Humanities students and faculty in a research library setting

Preferred Education, Skills and Training Experience:    

  • Two or more years of instruction or liaison experience in an academic research library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in the humanities, including familiarity with digital humanities research tools and methods
  • Knowledge of the research needs of students and faculty at a Doctoral Intensive Institution
  • Knowledge of the structure, use, and preservation of information resources in assigned areas
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and to create an environment of mutual respect
  • Knowledge of relevant professional and technological issues in assigned areas
  • Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant
  • Demonstrated commitment to exceptional public service
  • Intellectual curiosity and adaptability
  • Proficiency in a language other than English

To apply:

ONLY ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED: https://jobs.uncc.edu/ (Search Faculty Vacancies - Position # 008960) or use direct link https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/16926

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:

●     Cover letter

●     Resume/CV

●     Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. The Search Committee will not contact references before verifying permission with the candidate.

The review of applications will begin August 28. Anticipated start date is January 1, 2018. Appointment requires successful completion of background check.

J. Murrey Atkins Library supports and affirms diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. Through our collections, services, policies, and programs, we strive to support these values, and we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal. AA/EOE

For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site: http://www.uncc.edu.

For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site: http://library.uncc.edu

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Discussion Access Services Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 01:45 pm

Access Services Librarian

Access Services Librarian
The Loyola Notre Dame Library is looking for a dynamic, hands-on, collaborative leader for the position of Access Services Librarian to join our Access, Research, and Learning Department. The Access Services Librarian supervises unit staff and provides operational management for all access services functions including circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan, single point of service help desk and stacks management. The position is also responsible for monitoring building use and security. The Access Services Librarian will focus on actively assisting patrons and continuously improving services for students, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate will have operational knowledge of library systems and procedures, and will engage in developing, communicating, and applying policies.

http://www.loyola.edu/library/admin/AccessServicesLibrarian.pdf

Position Responsibilities:
•Supervises and schedules full-time, part-time, and student employees and manages the Access Services student worker program
•Leads operations of an integrated single point of service desk.
•Plans, develops, communicates, and applies policies and procedures for circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan, stacks maintenance, and building operations.
•Maintains high customer services standards and courteous conflict resolution with patrons.
•Ensures that day-to-day operations are compatible with internal library policies and consortia policies including the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and the Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST).
•Compiles statistics, analyzes data, and prepares reports relating to areas of responsibility in support of departmental and library goals, as well as institutional, state, and national reporting.
•Uses data to inform evidence-based decision-making.
•Expands access to library services by becoming familiar with assigned liaison areas and their information needs.
•Serves on Library and other committees as appropriate. Attends professional development opportunities that aid in the implementation of strategic technological and programmatic advances in Access Services.
•Other job duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
•Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution;
•Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in access services including circulation, reserves, or interlibrary loan in an academic library;
•Supervisory experience that demonstrates strategic thinking and experience managing, motivating and leading staff;
•Demonstrated proficiency in use of an integrated library system. other library software, email systems, internet web browsers, and desktop office applications including Microsoft Office products;
•Strong analytical and project management skills with a demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time with little supervision;
•Strong interpersonal communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to delivering high quality customer service;
•Ability to work effectively with a diverse population in a busy public service setting;
•Experience handling confidential information;
•Ability to adapt to changes in policies, procedures, and technology;
•A willingness to occasionally work non-standard hours to accommodate special events or other operational commitments as they arise;
•Ability to lift up to 30 pounds, with or without accommodation, in support of LNDL work processes and projects.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in circulation, reserves, and interlibrary loan at academic libraries;
•Working knowledge of integrated library systems including Aleph and ILLiad;
•Familiarity with print and electronic resources and the ability to provide training in the use of research materials;
•Experience providing access services within a library consortium;
•Basic knowledge of copyright law and "fair use" guidelines;
•Experience serving as a library liaison

About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, is a recently admitted member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves two universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning while Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 6,446 FfE that includes 5,099 FTE at Loyola and 1,347 FfE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre- employment background check.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with "Access Services Librarian" in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@Ioyola.edu.

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