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Discussion Health Sciences Librarian (2 positions), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (apply by Jan. 14 for first consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 08:56 am

Health Sciences Librarian

http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/132335 

Health Sciences Librarian

http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/132335 

AVAILABLE:    February 1, 2018
The Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking collaborative, proactive, enthusiastic, and service-oriented candidates for the two positions of Health Sciences Librarian. These positions will respond to a range of reference and search requests in a variety of health subject areas; will provide client-centered information, education, and research services using a variety of methods and technologies; and will work with colleagues to advise clients on information sources, data management, scholarly communications, and emerging library services. The successful candidates’ interests and experience will also create opportunities to be involved in one or more library strategic initiatives.

Department Mission

This Librarian works in client settings and in the library, and is part of a team of librarians, support staff, and library partners working to achieve the library’s mission to manage information and knowledge to advance health and health care. The Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement (CARE) at the Health Sciences Library works with other library departments to meet the needs of the five health professional schools and UNC Medical Center hospitals. This department includes liaison librarians for clinical departments in the UNC Medical Center; liaison librarians for the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and the Department of Allied Health Sciences (SOM); the Bioinformatics and Research Data Librarian; and graduate student research assistants.

This unit provides course- and curriculum-integrated instruction; curriculum-planning support; educational programs and workshops; and expert searching. CARE collaborates with clients in a wide range of information-seeking, data and knowledge management, scholarly communications, and research activities.

Responsibilities

  • Provides introductory instruction through workshops, course sessions, and online modules on topics
    such as database searching, NIH public access policy compliance, and citation management.
  • Conducts searches and literature reviews for clients from health disciplines such as allied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health.
  • Participates with other librarians and staff in providing information services through consultations and learning management systems.
  • Assists users to effectively select and use information tools and resources. Helps clients manage research results and information assets for effective use.
  • Assists subject and school liaisons with their UNC Health Affairs responsibilities, which can include
  • Collaborates with faculty to integrate critical thinking, critical appraisal of the literature, and information and digital literacy at key junctures throughout the curricula on and off campus;
  • Participates on research teams to maximize quality and productivity; assisting faculty in disseminating research and instruction to serve the school’s and university’s missions.
  • Assessing and filling needs for products, digital tools, guides, tutorials, and content for research, clinical, or educational purposes.

Professional Development

Pursues professional development, professional service activities, and publication as guided by the standards of the library’s Committee on Appointments and Promotions. Participates in self-directed learning and education programs to build subject knowledge and stay current with emerging trends. Conducts research or quality improvement projects to understand better the nature and impact of high quality information services.

Cross-Functional Communication and Accomplishment of Library Goals 

Supports cross-functional communication and accomplishment of library goals by participating in department and library-wide meetings, educational offerings, and other library groups as assigned. Collects data to help communicate client needs and demonstrate value.

Growth opportunities

Depending on knowledge, interest, aptitude and skills, the librarian may be asked to assume responsibilities in other areas, for example:

  • help researchers and students identify grant funding;
  • conduct in-depth instruction and expert searches, including systematic and integrative reviews;
  • establish relationships with key stakeholders in a discipline or other focus area to foster opportunities for collaboration around identified or anticipated instructional, clinical, outreach or research needs;
  • assist researchers with data management and visualization and impact measurement projects.

Organizational Relationship

This position reports to the Head of Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement (CARE) at the Health Sciences Library, and works with members of the CARE team and other HSL departments to support students and faculty seamlessly to respond to needs that arise from their academic work and clinical practice.

REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science.
  • Minimum of one year of relevant post-degree work experience.
  • Experience conducting literature searching in health subject areas.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health sciences literature and scholarly communication practices. Evidence of project, priority, and time management skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Documented success working in teams.
  • Evidence of intellectual curiosity and the ability to learn quickly.

PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Education or work experience in a health discipline.
  • One or more years’ experience working in an academic, hospital, or health sciences library.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and teaching adult learners using scalable, interactive methods, both one-on-one and in groups, online and face-to-face.
  • Proficiency with at least one reference management tool.
  • Conversant with educational competency requirements in health professions and assessment of competencies.
  • Conversant or experience with interprofessional education and practice.
  • Conversant with scholarly communication methods such as systematic reviews, practice guidelines, evidence synthesis or consensus statements.

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes, and is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke UniversityNorth Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Health Sciences Library’s mission is to connect people everywhere with knowledge to help them teach and learn effectively, assure quality health care, conduct vital research, and make informed decisions. To learn more about the Health Sciences Library, please visit: hsl.lib.unc.edu/.

The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on January 14, 2018.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/132335 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Discussion School of Medicine Librarian and Coordinator of Systematic Review Services, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (apply by Jan. 12 for first consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 08:55 am

School of Medicine Librarian and Coordinator of Systematic Review Services

http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/132206

AVAILABLE:      February 1, 2018

School of Medicine Librarian and Coordinator of Systematic Review Services

http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/132206

AVAILABLE:      February 1, 2018

The Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a collaborative, proactive, enthusiastic and service-oriented candidate for the position of School of Medicine Librarian and Coordinator of Systematic Review Services. This Librarian will be the primary provider of library support for the School of Medicine and the Coordinator of Systematic Review Services. In these roles, the Librarian will provide information and education services using a variety of methods and technologies, and will be responsible for overseeing systematic review services provided by librarians within the unit and staff from other units who support the service.

Department Mission

The Librarian works in client settings and in the library, and is part of a team of librarians, support staff, and library partners working to achieve the library’s mission to manage information and knowledge to advance health and health care. The Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement (CARE) at the Health Sciences Library works with other library departments to meet the needs of the five health professional schools and UNC Medical Center hospitals. This department includes liaison librarians for clinical departments in the UNC Medical Center; liaison librarians for the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and the Department of Allied Health Sciences (SOM); the Bioinformatics and Research Data Librarian; and graduate student research assistants.

This unit provides course- and curriculum-integrated instruction; curriculum-planning support; educational programs and workshops; and expert searching. CARE collaborates with clients in a wide range of information-seeking, data and knowledge management, scholarly communications, and research activities.

Responsibilities

School of Medicine Liaison

  • Stays current with medical education trends, curricular structures, and pedagogical methods.
  • Identifies and shares models of instruction and consultation that apply librarian knowledge to the development of students’ information competencies and critical appraisal skills.
  • Maintains and integrates a current understanding of education standards and research topics that includes interprofessional and cross-disciplinary intersections.
  • Collaborates with faculty to capture and present cases, questions, and pertinent literature for education and research purposes.
  • Supports constituents’ publication and research dissemination efforts.
  • Provides curriculum-integrated instruction, working with faculty and staff to support all four years of medical school.
  • Participates in new program planning and accreditation processes.
  • Attends faculty meetings, planning retreats, faculty development sessions, key student group meetings and research presentations.
  • Contributes to committees and task forces that benefit from librarian knowledge and experience.
  • Identifies opportunities to present at meetings when appropriate.
  • Provides in-depth consultations, expert literature searches, and current awareness services for teaching, clinical care, research, and administrative purposes.
  • Understands the role evidence based medicine (EBM) plays in supporting healthcare decision-making and promotes the use of EBM tools in clinical settings.
  • Coordinates North Carolina librarians participating in the Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN) and provides searches for physicians and residents co-authoring FPIN articles with librarians.
  • Develops library web content, tutorials, resource guides, and other content aids.
  • Communicates with the Health Sciences Librarian for Collections and Instruction about information resources needed by School of Medicine educators and researchers.
  • Collaborates with Clinical Librarians to aid in medical students’ transition from academic coursework to clinical education and patient care.

Coordinator of Systematic Review Services

  • Maintains current knowledge of systematic review processes. Conducts systematic reviews and other extensive reviews.
  • Provides expertise in conducting systematic reviews and consults with librarians conducting reviews.
  • Collaborates with liaisons to ensure efficiency and effectiveness around systematic review services.
  • Implements procedures and training to ensure quality and replicability of services.
  • Develops and maintains metrics for service assessment, value, and impact.
  • Leads planning and teaching efforts around systematic reviews for HSL users.
  • Coordinates and communicates with other units around related support, e.g., interlibrary loan, visualization, and full-text retrieval.

Professional Development

Pursues professional development, professional service activities, and publication as guided by the standards of the library’s Committee on Appointments and Promotions. Participates in self-directed learning and education programs to build subject knowledge and stay current with emerging trends. Conducts research or quality improvement projects to understand better the nature and impact of high quality information services.

Cross-Functional Communication and Accomplishment of Library Goals 

Supports cross-functional communication and accomplishment of library goals by participating in department and library-wide meetings, educational offerings, and other library groups as assigned. Collects data to help communicate client needs and demonstrate value.

Organizational Relationship

This position reports to the Head, Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement (CARE). Works with members of the CARE team and other HSL departments to support students and faculty seamlessly to respond to needs that arise from their academic work and clinical practice.

REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science
  • Minimum of two years relevant post-degree work experience
  • Evidence of participation in research teams as a peer, e.g., co-authoring or co-presenting research findings; conducting systematic reviews; developing practice guidelines or consensus statements; synthesizing evidence; partnering on grant proposals; or cultivating partnerships for library integration within the research enterprise.
  • Experience conducting expert level literature searching in health subject areas using strong evidence-based practice, e.g., using PubMed for clinical questions.
  • Experience teaching adults using emerging technologies and evidence based instructional methods.
  • Familiarity with clinical teaching, clinical care, and EBM resources, including their utility/validity.
  • Evidence of project, priority, and time management skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development.

PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience or evidence of leading groups to accomplish goals and complex projects.
  • Experience developing and delivering innovative library liaison outreach in at least one subject area.
  • Proficiency with systematic review management tools.
  • Experience with data extraction and creating evidence tables and evaluating clinical trial parameters, results, and statistical methods.
  • Knowledge of professional education competency requirements and scholarly communication practices in medicine.
  • Some experience with assessment and evaluation methods.
  • Familiarity or experience with curricular redesign or co-teaching to create interprofessional education and practice opportunities for students.

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes, and is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke UniversityNorth Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Health Sciences Library’s mission is to connect people everywhere with knowledge to help them teach and learn effectively, assure quality health care, conduct vital research, and make informed decisions. To learn more about the Health Sciences Library, please visit: hsl.lib.unc.edu/

The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on January 12, 2018.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/132206 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Discussion Head of Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (apply by Jan. 14 for first consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 08:53 am

Head of Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement

http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/132331

Head of Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement

http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/132331

AVAILABLE:      February 1, 2018
The Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a collaborative, proactive, and service-oriented leader for the position of Head of Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement. This position will provide strategic direction for HSL’s integration in clinical care and clinical research; curricular design (including interprofessional education) and assessment; and research activities across schools and programs. Key responsibilities of this position include seeking out opportunities for liaison librarians to optimally develop and apply their expertise in partnerships with faculty, researchers, clinicians, staff and students.

Department Mission

The Librarian works in client settings and in the library, and is part of a team of librarians, support staff, and library partners working to achieve the library’s mission to manage information and knowledge to advance health and health care. The Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement (CARE) at the Health Sciences Library works with other library departments to meet the needs of the five health professional schools and UNC Medical Center hospitals. This department includes liaison librarians for clinical departments in the UNC Medical Center; liaison librarians for the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and the Department of Allied Health Sciences (SOM); the Bioinformatics and Research Data Librarian; and graduate student research assistants.

This unit provides course- and curriculum-integrated instruction; curriculum-planning support; educational programs and workshops; and expert searching. CARE collaborates with clients in a wide range of information-seeking, data and knowledge management, scholarly communications, and research activities.

Responsibilities

  • Partners with library staff and faculty to implement curricular revisions, support health care quality improvement initiatives, and aid in clinical, translational, and basic science research.
  • Builds an exceptional staff through evaluating performance, training, and professional development.
  • Assures that liaisons develop, maintain and promote current knowledge management skills related, but not limited to, impact measurement, systematic review processes, evidence based practice, data management, agency public access compliance, and scholarly communication.
  • Maintains and shares a broad knowledge of information resources and tools used across health affairs disciplines.
  • Conducts expert searches and provides essential services to clientele during gaps in liaison staffing.
  • Initiates and leads assessment and evaluation of programs and services that enhance unit work and client services. Collects data to help communicate client needs and demonstrate value.
  • Participates in collection development. Promotes communication and collaboration between unit members and the Health Sciences Librarian for Collections and Instruction.

Professional Development 

Pursues professional development, professional service activities, and publication as guided by the standards of the library’s Committee on Appointments and Promotions. Participates in self-directed learning and education programs to build subject knowledge and stay current with emerging trends. Conducts research or quality improvement projects to understand better the nature and impact of high quality information services.

Cross-Functional Communication and Accomplishment of Library Goals

Supports cross-functional communication and accomplishment of library goals by participating in department and library-wide meetings, educational offerings, and other library groups as assigned.

Maintains relationships and represents the Library in University-wide activities and in other venues, such as consortial and professional association meetings, and participates in other Library activities in support of the University Library’s mission and to serve the university community as needed.

Organizational Relationship

This position reports to the Assistant Director for Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement at the Health Sciences Library. Supervises and mentors up to 11.0 FTE librarians. Works with members of the CARE team and other HSL departments to support students and faculty seamlessly to respond to needs that arise from their academic work and clinical practice.

Qualifications

REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science.
  • Minimum of three years relevant work experience showing progressive growth in responsibilities in areas including supervision and mentoring staff, and integration of evidence-based principles and instruction.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring staff.
  • Experience teaching adults using emerging technologies and evidence based instructional methods.
  • Experience developing and delivering innovative library liaison outreach in at least one subject area.
  • Evidence of conducting expert level literature searching in health subject areas using strong evidence-based practice.
  • Evidence of project, priority, and time management skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development.

PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Three or more years of experience providing library liaison outreach to a defined constituent group.
  • Documented participation in research teams as a peer, for example, co-authoring or co-presenting research findings; conducting systematic reviews; developing practice guidelines or consensus statements; synthesizing evidence; partnering on grant proposals; or cultivating partnerships for library integration within the research, education, or clinical enterprise.
  • Knowledge of professional education competency requirements and scholarly communication practices in health disciplines; or familiarity or experience with curricular redesign to create interprofessional education and practice opportunities for students.
  • Some experience with service or program assessment and evaluation methods.

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes, and is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke UniversityNorth Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Health Sciences Library’s mission is to connect people everywhere with knowledge to help them teach and learn effectively, assure quality health care, conduct vital research, and make informed decisions. To learn more about the Health Sciences Library, please visit: hsl.lib.unc.edu/

The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on January 14, 2018.   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/132331 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Discussion Metadata Coordinator, American University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 08:46 am

Metadata Coordinator

Metadata Coordinator

The Metadata Coordinator, in conjunction with the Resource Description Librarian, is responsible for working with counterparts across the WRLC consortium in the development and implementation of local measures for managing and maintaining shared bibliographic records according to joint WRLC Metadata Committee standards. This position serves as the primary library liaison to campus partner collections, connecting them with library services, which make their resources discoverable to the wider university community. The Coordinator works with Archives and Special Collections to plan and carry out targeted data cleanup and enhancement projects for digital collections and coordinates the Resource Description unit’s contributions. This position creates and analyzes sets of records and other metadata according to select criteria as part of targeted metadata/catalog clean up, enhancement, and other analytics projects. Additionally, this position contributes to general copy-cataloging as well as special projects, such as inventory or move-to-storage.    

 

For more details and to apply, visit: https://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=7010

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Discussion Library Operations Supervisor, University of Arizona (apply by Jan. 16 for first consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 08:43 am

Library Operations Supervisor

https://uacareers.com/postings/24047

Library Operations Supervisor

https://uacareers.com/postings/24047

Library Operations Supervisor
Department Libraries - Access & Information Services (1704)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Library Operations Supervisor manages and supervises employees and daily operations at the Main Library Information Commons. The incumbent regularly attends and participates in conferences or user group meetings bringing back information for department environmental scanning and strategic planning processes; provides analysis support of a wide variety of data to management and makes recommendations for process improvements.

Additionally, supports other services across the team, which operates in a 24/5 working environment. Incumbent manages performance, goal setting, monitors, and coaches for performance. LOS is responsible for performing leadership functions such as serving on cross-functional committees, participating in decision-making, and appropriately communicating with relevant stakeholders. Incumbent is responsible for fostering and participating in an environment of change across the organization, including acting as a liaison to other departments.

Visit the University Libraries website to learn more about us.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

As a nationally recognized leader, the University of Arizona strives to look forward. Listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States, the University provides strategic programs to enhance the lifecycles of a multigenerational workforce.

This award-winning portfolio includes consecutive Seal of Distinction awards for its exemplary Work-Life practices from WorldatWork, along with the 2017 Gold Healthy Arizona Worksite award, presented by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. For more information about the collaborative culture and innovative service offerings at the University of Arizona, visit Why UA.

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity employer providing equal opportunity for women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Supervises and directs the work of 5 full time staff within the units and individual work teams. Provides mentoring and coaching to staff creating an environment in which goals can be achieved and career development is fostered. Hires, trains, manages, and terminates staff, students, and temporary employees as needed. Represents Library or department in University, Library wide, and department meetings and trainings as appropriate. Reviews and implements changes in team structure ensuring that policies and work expectations efficiently and effectively accomplish AISand Library objectives.
• Oversees public service activities at assigned service sites, including the responsibility of investigating and responding to customer complaints. Assists with ensuring the service desks are covered.
• Serves on University, Library, and department wide committees and projects.
• Actively participates and shares in the facilitation/agenda development of meetings. 
• Identifies, defines, and solves problems within department, between departments, and with individual staff. Acts as liaison with other departments. 
• Shares responsibility with team for data analysis to demonstrate the quality of our work and to continually improve customer access.
• Directs and leads continuous improvement of team processes including practicing data-based decision making and environmental scanning for best procedures. 
• Responsible for ensuring training and support is provided for staff working at the Main Library Information Commons site.
• Actively participates as a team member by keeping up-to-date on email correspondence and online calendar, follows-up on assignments, and is engaged when attending work related meetings. Works collaboratively with other individuals and teams both virtually and in-person. 
• Writes performance and learning goals and tracks progress. Actively receives coaching and mentoring from supervisor regarding goals, work processes, and performance. 
• Plans, markets, and executes department events.
• Oversees AIS service sites (including Main Information Desk and Main information Commons Desk). Provides customers with reference, technology, and circulation assistance. Ensures safety of library customers and employees and security of library materials through application of library and University policies and procedures. 
• The University Libraries supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Skill in coordinating individual work and that of a specialized library area in a public or technical service unit.
• Ability to work independently, demonstrating organizational and time management skills, initiative and solid analytical and problem-solving skills. 
• Facilitation, presentation, meeting, and project management skills.
• Ability to develop networks and build alliances collaborating and negotiating across internal and external agency boundaries to meet common objectives (e.g., consortial, national, and university-levels with vendors and other agencies).
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, including ability to develop and maintain good working relationships. 
• Broad understanding of various types of references sources (i.e., library catalog, indexes, search engines, print resources) and their appropriate use, including understanding the differences between primary and secondary resources. Knowledge of and skill in usage of various research methodologies. Skill in interviewing customers regarding reference service and sources to better understand customer need. 
• Ability to stay up-to-date on broad issues of importance to the library profession and maintain expert level knowledge of trends, policy issues and new technologies. 
• Ability to work in a fast-paced/multi-tasking environment, responding positively to unanticipated changes while exhibiting follow through and flexibility.
• Strong customer service skills.
• Familiarity with library technology, including demonstrated skills in troubleshooting hardware, software and equipment, and ability to acquire new technology skills. 
• Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives. 
• Positive attitude and strong demonstration of Our Values: Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Diversity, Innovation, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications

• Experience leading teams to achievement of goals.
• Demonstrated experience with leadership and supervisory practices, principles and techniques (specifically full-time permanent employees), including hiring, training (including ability to create training documentation), evaluating performance against established competencies, coaching, mentoring, and coordinating the work of others and/or projects, ensuring compliance with university and library policies and procedures. Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment.
• Experience in budget management, including financial planning and projecting, monitoring expenditures, and developing budgetary solutions.
• Demonstrated experience with technology and software programs, including MS Suite (current version).

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree AND five years related library experience; OR nine years related, progressively responsible library experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous experience and working knowledge of issues pertaining to circulation and specialized library areas such as Fine Arts, Music, Health Sciences, Special Collections, and Archives.
• Demonstrated experience and proficiency in process improvement, cost and systems analysis, and qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
• Experience with systems thinking and analysis, including depth of skill in multiple library systems with ability to assess and compare capabilities of competing products and designs
• Experience with issues pertaining to circulation and library code of conduct procedures.
• Project management experience.
• Experience searching library services platforms and record interpretation (e.g., Ex Libris Alma/Primo, Innovative Interfaces).

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $33,639-$51,299
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

 

Posting Number S24400
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date  
Position End Date (if temporary)  
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Krissandra McNeill
klmcneill@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 12/18/2017
Review Start Date 01/16/2018
Close Date  
Open Until Filled  
Special Instructions to Applicant  
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/24047
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have Bachelor's degree AND five years related library experience; OR nine years related, progressively responsible library experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please be specific and describe your experience supervising others, in particular: scheduling, training, approving payroll, coordinating workflow, daily supervision and resolving performance concerns.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience managing budgets, including financial planning and projecting, monitoring expenditures, and developing budgetary solutions.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * This position handles code of conduct violations that requires enforcing University policies, handling inappropriate behavior and reporting violations to campus police. Provide a specific example of how you have handled a distressed customer in this type of environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Provide a specific example demonstrating your experience providing reference assistance (including knowledge of reference resources, research methods, and use of library services platforms such as Ex Libris Alma/Primo).

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Detail your experience working with new public-facing technology. How do you keep informed of the latest technology trends and your ability to adopt new technology (software and hardware)?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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Discussion Associate Library Director for Collections and Resource Management, United States Naval Academy (apply by Jan. 1 for first consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 10:11 am

Associate Library Director for Collections and Resource Management

https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/AssocLibDir.php

Associate Library Director for Collections and Resource Management

https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/AssocLibDir.php

Join the leadership at the Nimitz Library!  The United States Naval Academy invites applications for an exciting position as Associate Library Director for Collections and Resource Management, to provide leadership, vision and overall management of the Nimitz Library’s physical and digital collections and of the technical services departments.   USNA is seeking a forward-thinking, user-oriented, collaborative leader with extensive knowledge of innovation and best practices in collection development, technical services and the changing role of academic libraries. A background in military history is preferred.  Located on the beautiful Severn River in historic Annapolis, the Naval Academy is a Middle States accredited, top tier liberal arts college and service academy with a diverse student body and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research.   The Associate Library Director for Collections and Resource Management will also work with library leadership, staff and departments across the Yard to ensure the growth of a vibrant 21st century library with a premier collection of naval history and science.   This is a 12 month faculty position with a 3 year renewable appointment, highly competitive salary, and full federal benefits.  

The position is slated to begin in early spring 2018.  Applications will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled.  For more information about the position and how to apply, https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/AssocLibDir.php.

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Discussion Associate Dean, Elgin Community College

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 08:55 am

Elgin Community College

Renner Academic library and Learning Resources

Elgin, IL 60123

jobs.elgin.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52414   

Elgin Community College

Renner Academic library and Learning Resources

Elgin, IL 60123

jobs.elgin.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52414   

Elgin Community College is looking for a dynamic, innovative and progressive Associate Dean.  The city of Elgin, located 40 miles outside of Chicago, is a vibrant, multicultural, and inclusive community.  As Associate Dean for the Renner Library Resource Center, you will embrace all members of the ECC community and find innovative ways to make the library a leader in providing outstanding library services to all our members. Elgin Community College is a Hispanic Serving Institution.

 

 

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Discussion Associate University Librarian for Collections, Discovery, and Budget; Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries (apply by Jan. 22)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 04:09 pm

Associate University Librarian for Collections, Discovery, and Budget

https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/jobs/aul-collections-discovery-budget/

Associate University Librarian for Collections, Discovery, and Budget

https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/jobs/aul-collections-discovery-budget/

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, joining the Association of Research Libraries in 2018 as the first U.S. member of ARL is over 15 years, seeks faculty candidates for the position of Associate University Librarian for Collections, Discovery, and Budget.  Salary commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin January 28, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Requires demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment, or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. The complete position description is available athttp://www.library.vcu.edu/about/jobs/. To apply for the position, please go to www.vcujobs.com.  

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Discussion Library Director, Bacon Free Library (MA) (apply by Jan. 12)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 09:05 am

Library Director, Bacon Free Library

http://bit.ly/2Bng8X7

The Bacon Free Library, a small independent library in South Natick, MA, seeks a Library Director.

Library Director, Bacon Free Library

http://bit.ly/2Bng8X7

The Bacon Free Library, a small independent library in South Natick, MA, seeks a Library Director.

Established in 1880 and located in the heart of historic South Natick Center in a park-like setting, the library overlooks the Charles River and is surrounded by lovely grounds and gardens. The library is a focal point of the community and serves patrons of all ages. The BFL also benefits from an active Friends organization and the Board of Trustees which combine to support the library with their time, energies and other resources.

With the support of the Assistant Director/Children’s Librarian, part-time staff and volunteers, the Director will be responsible for the daily operations of the library, including collection management, coordinating adult programs, management of library staff and maintaining of budget and financial records.

The Director is charged with using social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, etc to promote the library and its programs and able to keep the website updated with events and library announcements. The director is also responsible for coordinating with Natick town officials and Natick's Morse Institute Library. The library is a member of the Minuteman Library System network.

The director oversees, implements, maintains, and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems.  The director supports library staff and patrons in the use of existing technologies and adoption of new and emerging technologies.

The Library Trustees are preparing to embark on a Capital Campaign to raise funds to support the longevity of the BFL historic building. The Library Director will be an integral part of this process.

To learn more about the Bacon Free Library visit our website http://baconfreelibrary.org/

 

Qualifications

 

The preferred candidate will have direct library operations experience and possess an MLS from an accredited ALA program.

The candidate also will have a demonstrated ability to successfully manage the overall operation and relationships of this small library, including relationships with other area organizations.

The ideal candidate should be energetic, enthusiastic, and able to act independently and creatively to develop and promote the library's programs and services, as well as relate well to patrons. Knowledge of Sierra ILS is preferred. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal.

Fundraising or development experience is preferred. Networking and collaboration skills are essential to this position.

Moderate physical effort is required to perform duties under typical library conditions.

The Bacon Free Library is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS

Salary

$60 to $105 K for 36 Hours a week depending on education and experience with a generous benefit package.

Closing Date

January 12, 2018

How to Apply

 

Please send your letter of interest and resume to both:

Richard Tranfaglia
Director of Human Resources
rtranfaglia@natickma.gov

And to:

bfl@minlib.net (with Application for Library Director in the subject line)

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Discussion Learning & Engagement Librarian, Adams State University (apply by Jan. 22)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 04:27 pm

Learning & Engagement Librarian

http://www.adams.edu/library

 

The Nielsen Library at Adams State University is seeking an enthusiastic Learning & Engagement Librarian to lead an innovative information literacy program serving a diverse student population. The successful candidate will employ his or her knowledge of information literacy standards, instructional design principles, and assessment methods to develop a successful, student-centric library instruction program.

 

Learning & Engagement Librarian

http://www.adams.edu/library

 

The Nielsen Library at Adams State University is seeking an enthusiastic Learning & Engagement Librarian to lead an innovative information literacy program serving a diverse student population. The successful candidate will employ his or her knowledge of information literacy standards, instructional design principles, and assessment methods to develop a successful, student-centric library instruction program.

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates and implements the library’s expanding information literacy program. In collaboration with library staff, instructional faculty, and others, assesses student information literacy needs and develops creative and effective models for delivering instruction and measuring learning outcomes.
  • Leads the development of outreach efforts to engage the student community.
  • Leads first-year library instruction sessions and works with the library liaisons to develop instruction sessions for upper-division courses.
  • Teaches library research-related academic courses for credit as an adjunct instructor.
  • Provides reference services in person and online, with some nights and/or weekends required.
  • Acts as a liaison to one or more academic departments and participates in collection development.
  • Serves on campus, regional, and state committees.

 

Candidates should demonstrate that they possess (a) a commitment to student-centered instruction, (b) a passion for mentoring and teaching a diverse student population, (c) a commitment to furthering the university’s mission of Inclusive Excellence, and (d) a vision for expanding programs and other initiatives. The department offers access to a mentoring program, professional development opportunities, and the opportunity to develop experience with all aspects of a small academic library’s programming and operations.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent at time of hire
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Familiarity with information literacy standards and instructional design principles

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Academic library experience
  • Experience working with diverse communities and evidence of valuing equity, treating cultural and linguistic diversity as assets, and promoting inclusiveness
  • Background in social sciences
  • Demonstrated success in designing instructional content and applying emerging learning technologies in support of information literacy goals

 

Salary: $36,504.00 plus additional teaching stipend

 

Departmental and Campus Information:

 

The Nielsen Library supports all academic activities at Adams State University through creative stewardship and development of information resources, academic programming, welcoming and supportive learning spaces, and collaborations with students, faculty, staff, and community members.   The Library is a Student Success oriented facility comprising Library Services as well as several Student Support offices including general advising, career and community engagement services, TRiO, academic tutoring and testing, and other academic success programs.  ASU has been conducting an extensive review and redesign of its undergraduate curriculum and the Library is playing a critical role in this process.  The L&E Librarian will play a critical role in the Nielsen Library’s ongoing role in the new curriculum.

 

Located in the market town of Alamosa, Colorado, Adams State University is a state-supported Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Alamosa lies in the center of the vast San Luis Valley which is designated the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area ( http://sdcnha.org/js). Alamosa is located approximately 3.5 hours from Denver, 1.5 hours from Taos, NM and 2.5 hours from Santa Fe, NM.

 

The university is dedicated to fostering Inclusive Excellence, the recognition that the university’s success depends on valuing, engaging, and including the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, and administrators. Given the university’s mission and student body composition, the department is actively seeking qualified applicants who have experiences, skills, and/or personal attributes that reflect perspectives that can further broaden our students’ educational experience. We will give preference to qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings, who possess varied language skills, a record of research and/or service that supports diverse communities, or a record of supporting a student population that includes historically underrepresented groups and other at-risk populations. Additional information about the university and the Nielsen Library may be found at www.adams.edu.

 

To Apply:

 

Candidates should electronically submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter. Candidates should address how they would work in a multicultural classroom and university setting and contribute to the mission and vision of ASU
  • A curriculum vitae or resume
  • Name, title, and contact information for three professional references
  • Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts with official transcripts to be provided upon hire

 

Send application materials electronically as PDFs to:

 

Rosanna Backen (Chair)

rensley@adams.edu

 

Applications submitted by January 22, 2018 will be given full consideration.

 

In compliance with the Immigration Control Act of 1986 candidate for positions must provide proof of eligibility to work before an officer of employment can be made final. Adams State University performs background checks as a condition of employment for prospective employees and current employees seeking certain promotional opportunities. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of an acceptable background check. Applicants will be asked to provide personal data and sign a release form before the background check is conducted. Applicants who fail to provide the data and consent form will not be considered for employment or promotion. Background checks include review of criminal records and sex offender registry background. Credit and driving record background may apply to certain positions.

 

Adams State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications are sought from all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, disability, and, as covered by law, veteran status. In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation including transgender status and gender expression, marital status, and parental status.

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