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Intern/Fellowship Program Administrator, National Museum of African American History and Culture (apply by April 11)by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 01:31 pm
We are hiring a to fulfill the role of Intern/Fellowship Program Administrator for the Robert F. Smith (RFS) Fund at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Smithsonian Institution. The Program Administrator works with the RFS Fund Committee and NMAAHC's Office of Strategic Partnerships and will be responsible for the full execution of the program to include: recruitment of host sites and interns, promotion and marketing, development and implementation of program content and evaluation, and reporting.
Please take note of the time restrictions regarding the closing of this announcement. Applications will be accepted until the closing date listed or the date that 200 applications are received; whichever occurs first.
Please share this link with anyone you think may be interested or uniquely qualified for this position.
Health Professions Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (apply by May 1)by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 01:26 pm
The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Professions Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). We are looking for an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine.
Funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) through a cooperative agreement, HSLS serves as the regional medical library headquarters for the Middle Atlantic Region, one of eight regions in the NNLM nationwide program. NNLM MAR comprises Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The NNLM mission is to ensure health professionals, researchers, the public health workforce, patients, families and the general public have access to quality health information.
The Health Professions Coordinator has primary responsibility for designing and evaluating outreach and education programs, focusing on NLM resources and increasing access to biomedical and health information, directed toward community health professionals, minority health professionals and public health workers.
A complete position announcement including job responsibilities, qualifications, salary/benefits and where to apply may be viewed at: http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/about/positions/
KALAMAZOO PUBLIC LIBRARY (MI)
The award-winning, highly successful Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library seeks its next Library Leader—a leader who will serve both the Library and the community as an engaged, active participant and contributor. The seven-member elected Board of Trustees and the staff (81FTE) are pledged to core values and social justice principles through its strong programs and services supporting 116,000 community residents. The library has an $11 million annual operating budget, with a Central Library, four neighborhood branch locations, and a supportive Friends of the Library organization. The Library emphasizes preschool literacy as a Family Place Library and with a Ready to Read program and hosts innovative services including ONEPlace—a management support center for nonprofits; the County Law Library; and a comprehensive Local History Collection (2011 State History Award). In addition to being Library Journal’s 2002 Library of the Year, the Kalamazoo Public Library also received the 2012 State Library’s Citation of Excellence Award for superior customer service. Kalamazoo voters have a long history of support and love for their Library culminating in successful twenty-year levy elections in 2009 and 2014. Key opportunities for the new Director include leading a new strategic planning process, innovating through digital technologies, enhancing staff development through coaching and mentoring, developing new programs to serve underserved populations, and upholding the Library’s commitment to social justice.
Kalamazoo, a medium sized city equidistant from the metro areas of Chicago and Detroit, is home to the nationally recognized Kalamazoo Promise, Kalamazoo College, and Western Michigan University with a new School of Medicine, outstanding healthcare systems, and many recreational and cultural amenities. Kalamazoo also recently recognized a new partnership—Foundation for Excellence—between private philanthropy and the City to provide a forward-looking community benefiting everyone. Kalamazoo has a lively theater and music scene, including the Gilmore Keyboard Festival and Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra; microbreweries, restaurants, and specialty retail create a vibrant Downtown energy. Recreational amenities include stellar parks, inland lakes, bike trails, and proximity to Lake Michigan. Equally enticing is Kalamazoo’s low cost of living and affordable housing. For more information on the Kalamazoo Public Library and Kalamazoo, visit Kalamazoo Links.
Responsibilities. The Director has overall responsibility for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of all Library operations and works successfully with staff, Board, governmental officials and community stakeholders. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, implementing Board policies and program decisions; developing the annual budgets tied to Library goals; implementing and evaluating the strategic plan; hiring, developing and retaining Library personnel; developing and implementing long-range capital improvements plans; and advocating for the Library in the local, state and national community. For the complete position description, see Kalamazoo Public Library Director.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, the ability to obtain or already hold a Michigan Librarian’s Permanent Certificate (requires four (4) years of full-time employment or an equivalent time period of paid professional library work following the completion of the MLS degree), and five (5) years professional library experience at a management level. Preferred qualifications include sound fiscal management skills; the ability to mentor and inspire a strong, creative staff; knowledge of best practices and trends in library technologies; and proven success in community engagement and partnership development. Prior Library Director experience reporting to a governing Board in a multi-branch environment and experience working with collective bargaining units are also desirable.
Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $105,000-130,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.
For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury. This position closes April 23, 2017. More information at http://www.bradburymiller.com/kalamazooad.htm.
Head of User Services/User Experience Librarian
Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian
Effective Date: Fall semester, 2017 or earlier
CSUSM is pleased to invite applications for the Head of User Services/User Experience Librarian in the University Library at the level of Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian. This position is tenure-track. Tenure may be offered in exceptional circumstances. The CSUSM Library, one of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, supports the campus’ mission to place the student as an active participant in the learning process. The Library works collaboratively with the campus community to provide a dynamic learning environment and experiences within and beyond the classroom as well as access to information needed to foster curiosity and scholarly inquiry. The 200,000 square foot Kellogg Library has five floors that include more than 40 group study rooms and 300 computers, and is a gateway to more than 180 electronic databases and 550,000 books and e-books. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to join our growing organization of over 40 skilled faculty librarians and staff members, who support teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the fastest-growing universities in the California State University System. The CSUSM Library’s Strategic Plan, 2015-2020 can be found at https://biblio.csusm.edu/strategic-plan.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent. Demonstrated experience supervising or directing the work of staff. Demonstrated success in collaborative work focused on user experiences within an academic library. Strong knowledge of current trends in resource sharing and/or media collections. Knowledge of contemporary copyright issues, open access initiatives, and trends in scholarly communication. Knowledge of assistive technology and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) formatting and compliance. Demonstrated potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion under the Library's criteria for professional performance, scholarship and service. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated success in leadership of a user services or similar unit within an academic library. Experience working in an environment where both faculty and staff are unionized. Experience working with the Ex Libris integrated library system. Demonstrated expertise in contemporary copyright issues, open access initiatives, and trends in scholarly communication. Demonstrated expertise in interlibrary loan/resource sharing innovations. Demonstrated expertise in the intersection of physical library spaces and the user learning experience. Experience applying user experience assessment methodologies. Published and/or presented on research related to user services/user experience in academic libraries. Participation in local, regional or national professional organizations. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in professional performance, research, and/or service.
DUTIES: The University Library at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks an innovative Head of User Services/User Experience Librarian. This position will provide leadership in developing, evaluating, and implementing innovative, user-focused academic information/resource services for the University community as well as fostering an environment of responsive, welcoming services and spaces. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Head of User Services/User Experience Librarian provides leadership, guidance, and strategic direction in an evolving landscape of resource sharing, media, and copyright. While primarily a department head position, the incumbent will explore and contribute to the design of emerging user services technologies and develop forward-thinking approaches to the delivery of excellent public services in an organization committed to contributing to the teaching, learning, and research endeavors of the university. The User Services Department includes the functional areas of circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan/resource sharing, stacks management, and media, as well as multiple physical and online services. The Head of User Services/User Experience Librarian leads the work of fourteen library staff members by fostering a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment, and facilitating communication and coordination with other departments in the Library. The Head of User Services/User Experience Librarian partners with the Associate Dean and Heads of the Teaching and Learning, Collection Management and Technical Services, and Library Technology Initiatives and Development Departments. This position serves on the Library Cabinet, which operates as the Library’s leadership team.
• Provides leadership and vision in developing innovative, user-centered Library-wide public services, spaces, standards, and best practices.
• Collaboratively creates, maintains, and continuously improves policies, and procedures governing and workflows in implementing user services to faculty, staff, students, users with disabilities, visiting researchers, and members of the community.
• In collaboration with the Evidence-Based Planning and Assessment Librarian, participates in ongoing user experience and needs assessment activities and provides leadership in evaluating Library services and spaces, both online and physical.
• Applies user experience methodologies to traditional library services in order to cultivate an environment that seeks out and is responsive to user expectations.
• Tracks the increasing reliance on remote and online learning environments and considers how to best embed user services into learning management systems and in support of the Temecula campus.
• Provides lead work direction for the User Services Department, and specifically for interlibrary loan/resource sharing and media.
• Organizes and monitors the workload and staffing of the department to provide services responsive to user needs, including participating in the recruitment process, overseeing the staff evaluation process, and facilitating access to appropriate staff development opportunities. Encourages cross-training across functions for increased efficiency.
• Represents the User Services Department on the Library's leadership team. Takes a Library-wide orientation and works closely with department head colleagues to implement the Library’s vision and strategic plan.
• Makes recommendations to the Dean on department budget, staff, and facility needs.
• Provides leadership on innovative practices in interlibrary loan/resource sharing. Participates in the California State University Unified Library Management System community as appropriate.
• In collaboration with Library subject specialists and the Head of Collection Management and Technical Services, provides leadership on issues surrounding access and use of print and electronic resources, including streaming media and the use of library resources in online and hybrid courses.
• Stays current on copyright legislation impacting higher education and provides interpretation and guidance for User Services staff; in collaboration with the Scholarly Communication Librarian, provides in-person consultation and workshops to educate faculty and staff on copyright and related issues in scholarly communication and intellectual property, specifically as applied to media, reserves, and resource sharing.
• Serves/leads on University Library Standing Committees as appropriate.
• Provides circulation services and/or general research assistance in-person and online. Schedule may include evenings and weekends.
• Pursues a strong research agenda within the field of academic librarianship or job-related field.
• Actively participates in library, university and/or professional-level service commitments.
Applications must include:
A cover letter addressing qualifications
Name and contact information of three references
Submit application to:
Review of applications will commence on April 24, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.
The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.
CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities for more information.
This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. A background check (including the criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
California State University San Marcos, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, is strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.
California State University San Marcos, founded in 1989, is a growing university with over 12,000 students. Located in San Marcos, California, a city of 83,700 approximately 35 miles north of downtown San Diego, California State University San Marcos serves northern San Diego County and southern Riverside and Orange Counties, one of the fastest growing regions in Southern California. While convenient to the urban amenities of San Diego and Los Angeles, the campus enjoys a high quality of life enhanced by nearby ocean beaches, mountains and deserts, and a deservedly famous climate. Our student population reflects the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the region.
Deadline: To ensure consideration apply by April 10, 2017 (Open until filled)
Pay Grade: 29E - 30E
Description: The University of Delaware Library seeks a motivated, creative, and service-oriented professional to serve as Program Coordinator, Multimedia Literacy. The position reports to the Head, Multimedia Collections and Services Department, and works in the Student Multimedia Design Center, an ever-changing technology-rich public service environment.
The Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with instruction librarians and University faculty to design, implement and assess multimedia literacy instruction, using the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education as a guide, as part of their academic course. The Program Coordinator will advance an already successful and growing multimedia literacy program by integrating multimedia literacy instruction into strategic courses and considering creative solutions for scaling the program to provide the greatest value.
• participate in library-wide initiatives such as digital pedagogy efforts, faculty engagement, and information literacy activities
• liaise with the Multimedia Writing Center and other emerging programs to foster further collaboration related to multimedia literacy;
• manage faculty hands-on instruction room requests and consult with instructors to offer suggestions for crafting multimedia assignments and their associated grading rubrics, to talk about the tools and resources the Center provides, and to teach hands-on sessions to students on video and audio concepts, editing, equipment, and issues of copyright and fair use;
• produce video tutorials and handouts as needed for use in the Library’s instruction program and in staff/student assistant training;
• maintain the multimedia literacy research guide, which provides step-by-step instruction on the multimedia design process, including pre-production, production, and post-production;
• teach multimedia-related workshops for the University of Delaware community; seek out and provide outreach to engage our community in activities that further the value of the Library and the multimedia literacy program;
• provide direct assistance to library users at a busy media production service desk with, among other things, computer hardware, software applications, and equipment;
• provide functional supervision of student assistants while at the service desk;
• keep up to date with emerging trends and technologies in digital literacy/information literacy and media production through research, practice and other professional development activities; and
• assist in departmental initiatives and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Relevant master’s degree from an accredited college or university; ALA-accredited graduate library degree preferred. Appointment will be made at the Assistant Librarian level if the candidate has up to 3 years of professional experience in an academic or research library, or at the Senior Assistant Librarian level if the candidate has 3-8 years of professional experience in an academic or research library. Demonstrated experience with current multimedia production capabilities in Windows and Macintosh operating systems using software such as iMovie, Garageband, the Adobe Creative Suite, and Final Cut Pro X. Ability to use technology to meet instructional and public service objectives. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience providing instruction in an academic setting. Strong public service orientation. Knowledge of trends in librarianship and digital literacies in order to effectively serve the student population. Ability to supervise and train student staff and establish and maintain effective working relationships in a busy service environment. Competence and sensitivity in working in a broadly diverse University environment. Preferred: experience with instructional design; video creation equipment troubleshooting experience; experience teaching multimedia fluency in a group setting.
General Information: The University of Delaware has a long tradition of excellence beginning in 1743 and extending to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. The University provides a broad range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels. There are over 1,100 full-time faculty and 4,000 staff serving a student body of over 21,000. The beautiful 970 acre main campus in Newark, Delaware, is centrally located within one hour of Philadelphia and two hours from New York and Washington, DC.
The University of Delaware Library is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance.
Appointment: Appointment expected at the equivalent rank of Assistant Librarian, pay grade 29E (less than 3 years professional experience), or Senior Assistant Librarian, pay grade 30E (3-8 years professional experience). This position may be part of the librarian career ladder governed by the University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System that guides professional development and advancement.
To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three professional references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/ Letters of application should address past or potential contributions to student success and inclusion in context of the Library’s commitments.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, and Women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html
PAULINA JUNE & GEORGE POLLAK LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION
The Pollak Library at California State University Fullerton, a nationally recognized Hispanic serving institution (HSI), invites applications for a tenure track Education Librarian, who is energetic, innovative, technologically adept, and service oriented, with a background or experience in Education to join our dedicated community of librarians, staff, and student assistants.
“The Pollak Library aims to become a model library, nationally recognized for innovative spaces, collections, services, tools, and programs that enable the academic success of our students; promote information literacy skills; fulfill the needs of our academic programs and scholarly activities; facilitate and encourage the systematic and serendipitous acquisition of knowledge; invite collaboration; and help interconnect its vibrant and diverse community of learners and scholars.” (Vision Statement, October 7, 2015)
We serve a total of more than 40,000 students as well as approximately 4,000 faculty and staff. Our website (http://www.library.fullerton.edu) is a vital component of the Library’s extensive instruction program and serves as a gateway to resources: including 1.3 million books, government documents, and audiovisual materials; over 50,000 periodicals available electronically or in print; and 200 electronic databases. The staff includes 23 FTE librarians, 35 FTE paraprofessionals, and 80 student assistants.
The College of Education
The College of Education is committed to the preparation and professional development of innovative and transformative educators who advance just, equitable, and inclusive education. As a professional community of scholar-practitioners, the College of Education promotes creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking as fundamental to student achievement and success in a diverse and interconnected world.
The College of Education has departments and programs in the following subject areas: educational leadership, elementary & bilingual education, instructional design & technology, literacy & reading education, secondary education, and special education. It offers an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, numerous Masters of Science, Certificate, and Credential programs. The College annually enrolls over 1,000 credential candidates and graduate students in both in-person and online programs. Website: http://ed.fullerton.edu
The Education Librarian serves as the subject specialist and liaison to the College of Education’s dynamic and diverse group of students and faculty, providing instruction, reference, and outreach. A strong understanding of the teaching profession and/or education curriculum (credential process, pedagogical methods, etc.) is expected. The successful candidate will teach specialized library instruction sessions to Education classes, most of which will be in-person, but may include online sessions. The Education Librarian provides in person and online individual research consultations with Education faculty and students. The position includes collection development duties: selecting education, instructional media, and juvenile collection materials, and overseeing the library’s state-adopted curriculum materials collection (LRDC). The Education Librarian serves on the Donoghue Children’s Literature Center Board, organizes the annual Donoghue Children’s Literature Lecture, and collaborates on other education and children’s literature-themed exhibits and events.
The Education Librarian also participates in general reference and instruction services (e.g. reference desk hours, both in-person and virtually, and general library instruction sessions), and creates and maintains research and resource guides, including LibGuides, on specific topics and for classes as needed. Librarians at CSUF have faculty status and are expected to meet promotion and tenure requirements, including scholarly/professional and service activities.
● Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment
● Undergraduate or graduate degree in Education (or equivalent degree leading to a teaching credential) and/or significant experience in Education (applying learning theories and varied pedagogical approaches, knowledge of the scholarship of education, knowledge of California state-adopted curriculum materials, school leadership, etc.)
● Current experience in developing and teaching effective information literacy-based library instruction sessions
● Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment with co-workers, library users and the wider campus community
● Evidence of scholarly/professional activities (or interest/efforts toward such activities)
● Current experience in providing reference services and knowledge of academic databases
● Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
● Ability to balance core librarian duties with scholarly, creative, and professional growth activities and library and university service activities
● Availability to work some weeknights and weekends
● A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
● Experience using current technologies to design and implement engaging learning activities
● Instructional experience in an academic context
Rank & Salary:
The position will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian, tenure-track. Salary range is from $63,156.00-$79,524.00 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent comprehensive benefits are available and include health/vision/dental plans, optional 10/12 month work year; defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities; spouse/domestic partner/dependent fee-waiver as well as access to campus child-care. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php.
August 1, 2017
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration.
To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 9457BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
1. Letter of interest (relating your experience to the required and preferred qualifications) addressed to Dr. Clement Guthro, Dean of the Pollak Library, California State University, Fullerton
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Personal Diversity Statement (less than 2 pages, single spaced, see prompt below)
4. Three letters of reference (see instructions in the next paragraph)
On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into the recruitment system.
Personal Diversity Statement
California State University, Fullerton values and is dedicated to building a diverse community. Applications are sought from candidates who demonstrate that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our communities. Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more. A personal diversity statement should focus on your commitment to justice, equity and inclusiveness. This statement can take several different forms and may address:
● Your contribution to issues of diversity, educational equity and social justice
● Your experiences with a diverse range of students
● How you incorporate diversity into your teaching materials and methods or in your research
● How you have personally experienced diversity
● Your experiences and/or qualifications that enhance your ability to work with diverse groups
Review of applications will begin on Monday, April 17, 2017. Applications will be accepted until recommendations for an appointment is made.
For questions about the position, please call Trish Campbell at (657) 278-8254 or email email@example.com
California State University, Fullerton is one of the largest of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. The campus is located in northern Orange County, convenient to numerous cultural and recreational sites throughout Southern California. As a comprehensive university, CSUF offers baccalaureate degrees in 55 fields of knowledge, graduate (master’s level) work in 54 programs, credential programs for teachers, a doctoral program in educational leadership (Ed.D) and in nursing practice (DNP). The University’s Web site: (http://www.fullerton.edu)
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Principal Cataloger & Linked Data Strategist, Pennsylvania State University Libraries (apply by April 17)by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:26 am
Principal Cataloger & Linked Data Strategist
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Apply by visiting: https://libraries.psu.edu/principalcataloger
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for a forward-looking librarian to join the Cataloging and Metadata Services Department as the Principal Cataloger and Linked Data Strategist. The Principal Cataloger and Linked Data Strategist will be responsible for providing leadership and guidance for original catalogers and for monitoring and participating in the development of national and international standards, including specification and development of ontologies. This position will have a leadership role in preparing members of the Department to undertake work relevant to linked-data and metadata initiatives, will lead training within the department as rules and standards arise and change, and will serve as a resource for cataloging and authority questions throughout the department. Additionally, this position will have a strong educational component, creating educational opportunities for interested parties outside of the department (potentially including faculty and students outside of the libraries).
As Principal Cataloger & Linked Data Strategist, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing a program of linked-data initiatives in collaboration with the Metadata Strategist, Special Collections Library, Digital Scholarship & Repository Development, and other stakeholders within the University Libraries. The successful candidate will be expected to understand the linked data landscape and to monitor developments in emerging standards and projects, to identify potential internal and external partners, and to contribute to the development strategies and priorities for the Libraries.
The Principal Cataloger & Linked Data Strategist is also responsible for working with our technology vendors (SirsiDynix, Backstage Library Works, OCLC, DCE) and with technology experts within the Libraries to configure, maintain, enhance, and develop our discovery and repository systems.
This is a tenure-track position, reporting to the Head of the Cataloging and Metadata Services Department. The Department consists of 30 faculty and staff, organized into teams, and actively participates in all of the programs of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC). The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.
Requires a Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution (or equivalent). The successful candidate will have the requisite cataloging background to act as a resource for a department of experienced original catalogers. Knowledge of relevant cataloging and metadata standards and familiarity with cooperative cataloging programs and initiatives including NACO; technical expertise at the level required for leading linked data development, including knowledge of semantic web and linked data standards is also required. A strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion, cooperation and collaboration; and excellent writing and speaking skills are essential. The successful candidate must have the demonstrated potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service. Please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/policies/ul-hrg07 to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.
Preferred Qualifications: Training and project management experience; experience with data transformation tools, such as Catmandu or LODRefine; technical knowledge for converting metadata, such as SPARQL or XQuery; interest in emerging trends in descriptive practices relating to diverse perspectives and multiple ways of knowing.
The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.
The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day's drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.
Compensation and Benefits:
Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.
Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/principalcataloger. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin April 17, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.
CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.
Education Coordinator Needed for Successful Non-Profit
The Space Science Institute (SSI) is shaping our future by enabling scientists to advance our understanding of Earth and the Universe; increasing science and technology literacy for people of all ages and backgrounds; and inspiring youth to pursue science technology education and career opportunities. SSI’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) in Boulder, Colorado has an immediate need for an individual with a background in facilitating informal science and technology learning experiences for all ages, as well as a basic understanding or interest in space and Earth science. This is a great opportunity to get involved in a small, team-oriented, fun, scientific and
educational working environment. We seek a highly motivated and organized individual who has
excellent communication and presentation skills.
The successful applicant will be directly involved with disseminating science- and technology-related
learning resources and hands-on activities to informal STEM educators through online and in-person
demonstrations. S/he will coordinate and facilitate webinars; coordinate in-person training events; and
catalogue existing informal STEM educational activities and resources.
The successful applicant will support collaborative NCIL projects as delegated by its Professional
Development Manager. These collaborative activities might include assisting with the production of
“how-to” videos; evaluating professional development events; finding relevant published reports and
papers; communicating the results of NCIL projects to audiences and funders; authoring content for
dissemination online (e.g., through NCIL’s monthly electronic newsletter); and representing SSI at
conferences and education and outreach events.
Knowledge/Education: A bachelor’s degree in a science-, technology-, information- or education-related
field or 3-5 years of relevant previous experience are required.
Applicant must have a working knowledge of informal education settings and promising practices for facilitating learning in science, technology, and related disciplines. Familiarity with best and promising practices in adult education is a plus.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills are essential. Applicant must have excellent writing skills and ability to communicate complex information relating to science- and technology-related education in a clear and concise manner. Applicant must be professional and able to complete tasks in a timely manner and to high standards and have demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of and experience with one or more online meeting platforms, (e.g., Adobe Connect,
GoToMeeting, WebEx, etc.), and the Microsoft suite is required. Familiarity with video editing software
is a plus.
This position is a direct report to the Professional Development Manager to help support various NCIL
projects. This position works closely with the Director of the NCIL/Education & Outreach Branch, Web
Content Manager, Projects Administrative Assistant, Community Engagement Manager, and Director of
Information Systems & Technology.
This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary is $40,000-45,000, commensurate with experience. The
position is dependent upon availability of grant funding. Applicant must be able to travel nationally to
support conferences and other education events on an occasional basis.
To Apply: Send a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to email@example.com. Examples of prior work products (e.g., conference presentation materials, blogs, etc.) are welcome. Inquiries from direct applicants only - no recruiters or phone calls please.
Please note: The Space Science Institute is a non-profit, public benefit corporation and operates as an
equal opportunity employer. This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to
be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications of the
Visit http://spacescience.org/docs/Education%20Coordinator_Final.pdf for more information
DIRECTOR OF COLLECTIONS
Western Washington University Libraries seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable, and successful Director to provide leadership and vision for the Scholarly Resources and Collection Services Division, comprised of five managers who direct the work of an additional 15 employees.
As a leader, the Director fosters an environment of effective communication and collaboration, and has a demonstrated ability to promote teamwork, equality, and inclusiveness. As a member of the Libraries senior management team, the Director is committed to working in a collaborative and participatory environment to shape strategic directions for the Libraries.
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position – rank and salary to be determined by professional experience.
Please click on link to see full job description, required and preferred qualifications, and application instructions:
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins April 14, 2017; position is open until filled
WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. For disability accommodation, call (360) 640-3774 or (360) 650-7696 (TTY).
Tompkins County Public Library
Library Director IV
The Tompkins County Public Library Board of Directors seeks an enthusiastic, visionary, community-minded leader as its next Library Director. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to librarianship and community engagement, articulate and advocate the Library’s strategic directions, provide sound fiscal management, promote proactive leadership in technology integration and promote collaborative relationships within the Library and throughout the community.
The Library, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, has an annual budget of $4,004,856 supported by county funding with additional support from the Town of Ithaca, the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Tompkins Public Library. Tompkins County Public Library, chartered to serve the county of 101,950, serves as the Central Library of the Finger Lakes Library System’s thirty-three libraries in five counties. The Library was originally founded by Ezra Cornell in 1864 as the Cornell Library Association and served as the first site of classes, faculty meetings and graduation of Cornell University. The current beautiful 66,747square-foot Library facility is at present undergoing renovations to add a new 21st Century Digital Lab, Makerspace and a new Teen Center as a result of a successful $3.57 million fundraising campaign. In 2016, the dedicated and award- winning staff (42.41 FTE) provided services to close to 400,000 visitors, circulated 816,517 items, hosted more than 33,200 attendees for programs and offered more than one million online interactions through the library website, the ‘TCPL to Go’ library app, catalog, digital collections internet and wireless access.
Ithaca is located in Tompkins County and the beautiful Finger Lakes region of central New York State, a vital and engaged community that is home to Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College. Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers will find numerous opportunities to hike, bike, ski, enjoy beautiful Cayuga Lake and seek new adventures. The Library is located in the center of a busy and growing downtown that includes a wide variety of restaurants and shops. Tompkins County offers ample opportunities for outdoor activities, a thriving cultural scene and award-winning school systems.
To learn more, visit Ithaca and Tompkins County, New York.
Responsibilities The Library Director has overall responsibility for administration of staff, resources and resource development, long range planning, service delivery, comprehensive programs, government relations, public and community relations, fiscal affairs, personnel and labor relations. Responsible for leading the Library to respond both positively and rapidly to changing community needs and demographics. Responsible for organizational development, contract negotiations and staff development. Responsible for fundraising, facilitating and maintaining close working relationships with the Tompkins County Legislature, Tompkins County Public Library Foundation, The Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library, and the City and Town of Ithaca.
Requirements Graduation from an ALA Accredited school or program with a graduate degree in library or information studies and possession of, or eligibility for, a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate and eight years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, two years of which must have been in an administrative capacity.
Other preferred qualifications include: experience reporting to a governing board, successful fundraising skills, experience working with budgets, construction and/or renovation experience, and working effectively with government officials and other public constituencies.
This position is a New York State Civil Service position. See Tompkins County Public Library Director Position Description to review the full position description.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Generous benefits package.
Interested applicants should complete and submit the Tompkins County electronic application and attach a cover letter and resume by April 21, 2017. This vacancy posting is running in conjunction with the examination announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the position will be invited to take the online training and experience examination through the NYS website starting June 1, 2017. If you have any questions about the application or the examination process or need any assistance throughout the process please contact the Tompkins County Department of Human Resources (607) 274-5526
TCPL is an equal opportunity employer