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Discussion Youth Services Manager, Multnomah County Library in Portland (apply by Sept 29)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:49 pm

Job Title: Youth Services Manager

Closing Date: September 29, 2017
Organization: Multnomah County Library 
City & State: Portland, OR

Job Title: Youth Services Manager

Closing Date: September 29, 2017
Organization: Multnomah County Library 
City & State: Portland, OR

Full job announcementMultnomah County Jobs 
 
Brief description:

We're pleased to announce our search for a leader for the Youth Services team. As the Youth Services Manager, you will partner with our Programming and Outreach Director to coordinate the work of the library’s services to children, students, their families, and educators. You will oversee the work of our Books 2U and School Corps programs and the library's overall approach to partnering and delivering service to schools. In this highly visible leadership role, you will be accessible and approachable to staff and educators alike, working collaboratively with staff and stakeholders in resolving issues, implementing change, and improving service. You will play a significant role in the Youth Services team and provide guidance to the system-wide youth priorities. 

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Discussion Resident Librarian, University of Virginia (apply by Dec 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:42 pm

Resident Librarian

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?ti...

Resident Librarian

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?ti...

The University of Virginia Library invites applications from early career librarians for our three-year Resident Librarians program. The program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.

The University of Virginia Libraries has an annual budget of about $38 million, with more than 5 million books in open and closed stacks, over half a million ebooks, more than 200,000 electronic journal subscriptions, and 20 million artifacts in the Harrison Small Special Collections Libraries. We remain a pioneer in digital humanities, and are home to the Scholars' Lab, which debuted a decade ago and continues a source of innovation and rich discovery. Neatline, Blacklight, Praxis, Spatial Humanities and other programs, tools, and concepts influential in the digital humanities were born here. We have a long history of collaboration with other institutions on projects that include Fedora (the repository platform), Academic Preservation Trust, the Virtual Library of Virginia, ARL, and SPARC.

For information, please reach lm6g@virginia.edu

Residency: Residents will have professional opportunities in areas of the Library and affiliated organizations including but not limited to Scholarly Communication, Special Collections, Preservation, and Scholar's Lab for Digital Humanities, IT, User Experience, Library Services, Content & Acquisitions, and the Data Science Institute. Each resident is expected to shape the residency to his or her interest, and design and deliver a capstone project as part of this three-year appointment.

Deadlines: The application period will open August 30, 2017 and close on December 15, 2017 with a July 1, 2018 start date.

For information, please contact Phylissa Mitchell at lm6g@virginia.edu.

See also [jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=82743]full job posting.

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Discussion Public Services Librarian, American River College in Sacramento, California (apply by Oct 23)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:42 pm

American River College in Sacramento, California is hiring a full-time, tenure-track, Public Services Librarian. For the full job description and application instructions, please visit: https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/5440 

Closing date: 10/23/2017

Job Title: Public Services Librarian

American River College in Sacramento, California is hiring a full-time, tenure-track, Public Services Librarian. For the full job description and application instructions, please visit: https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/5440 

Closing date: 10/23/2017

Job Title: Public Services Librarian

The Institution: 
Founded in 1955, American River College is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers. The college has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. American River College also has a strong reputation for its career programs, which include automotive/diesel technology, culinary arts, electronics, funeral service, and nursing, among others.

The college’s mission is to ensure students identify their educational goals and needs and successfully accomplish student learning in the broad educational areas of career and technical education, developmental education, general education, and lower-division post-secondary education to achieve transfer. The college values access, benefit of education, communication, community development, diversity, employees, excellence, fiscal responsibility, innovation and risk taking, leadership, research and evaluation, student learning outcomes, sustainability, and technology.

Position Summary / General Responsibilities:
The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

The department values a focus on: 
● A student-centered philosophy.
● A commitment to providing excellent customer service.
● Working collaboratively with colleagues.
● A commitment to equity and social justice.

Assignment Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Instruction and Learning Resources, and in collaboration with the other librarians, the Public Services Librarian’s duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Providing reference and information services to students and staff.
● Providing library instruction to students in a variety of settings and formats.
● Designing instructional materials.
● Serving as collection development liaison to one or more instructional departments.
● Selecting materials and maintain an up-to-date collection in those subject areas for print, media, and digital collections.
● Using existing and emerging technologies to enhance library services and instruction.
● Fostering and developing information competency skills for students.
● Marketing library resources and programs to students and faculty.
● Promoting and maintaining an effective learning environment in the library. 
● Designing and/or teaching credit courses.
● Developing and maintaining web resources.
● Hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising student help.
● Managing electronic database subscriptions.
● Managing the library website.
● Developing and coordinating services to distance students.
● Developing and implementing library assessment tools.
● Performing other duties as assigned.

These assignments may be reallocated periodically, and assignments may depend on the interests and qualifications of the library faculty. Librarians may be asked to take the lead on various library services, projects, or focus areas.

The non-instructional assignment may include day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus assignments.

Work Year: 164 days

 

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by January 11, 2018 in Library Science, Library and Information Science; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Library Science; OR, the equivalent.*

2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.

Application Instructions: 
Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District Faculty position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:

1. The Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (“graduate advising documents and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of Interest

Note: Applications submitted without all of the required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified. Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Salary: 
$46,660 to $80,452 annually. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information: 
Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units/degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and experience. Candidates not holding a master's degree may start at a salary lower than posted above.

For the full job description and application instructions, please visit https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/5440

Closing date: 10/23/2017

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Discussion Library Information Associate, University of Arizona Libraries - Special Collections

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:41 pm

https://uacareers.com/postings/22131

Title: Library Information Associate

Department: Libraries- Special Collections (1706)
Location: Main Campus

https://uacareers.com/postings/22131

Title: Library Information Associate

Department: Libraries- Special Collections (1706)
Location: Main Campus

Position Summary
To meet the information access, preservation, and research needs of students, faculty, and other customers by supporting the arrangement and description (processing), accessioning, surveying, reformatting, and creation of access points for digital initiatives in Special Collections, specifically (but not limited to) multimedia materials, and other related archival collections.

Special Collections Department (SC)
Established in 1958, Special Collections, a nationally recognized repository, includes rare books, literature, printed materials, manuscript collections, photographs and maps that contribute to the interdisciplinary investigations of researchers, scholars and citizens from Arizona and beyond. Special Collections serves the University of Arizona Libraries as the holder of primary research materials chiefly in the fields of Literature, Arizona and Southwestern History, and the Sciences. Gathered here too are important and substantial collections relating to the lands and peoples of Arizona, New Mexico, and Sonora, Mexico.

More on Special Collections may be found on our website.

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 click here.

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

Duties & Responsibilities
Assist with the survey and identification of all multimedia materials for digitization and to actively assist with development and implementation of digitization workflows and policies for multimedia collections in the department, and physical reformatting of multimedia materials in the department’s in-house Audio-Visual Lab.
Complete related project work including: preparing selected collections for digitization, assigning metadata, and uploading content to Libraries delivery platforms.
Create metadata and access points for archival materials through the use of ArchivesSpace, EAD, MARC, and other standards and frameworks.
Intellectually organize, process, and rehouse archival materials.
Create/prepare DACS complaint finding aids and collection records.
May assist with reference inquiries, instruction, and creation of exhibits.
Other duties as assigned.

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Discussion Innovation and Service Design Librarian, UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries (apply by Oct 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:41 pm

http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/126220

POSITION: Innovation and Service Design Librarian
AVAILABLE: November 1, 2017

The University Library at UNC Chapel Hill invites applications from enthusiastic, collaborative, analytical, and user-centered individuals for the new position of Innovation and Service Design Librarian. Reporting to the Head of User Experience and Assessment, the Innovation and Service Design Librarian is responsible for seeking out opportunities for innovation and integrating new technologies into library services. This position will develop leading-edge service designs and apply user-centered processes in interdisciplinary teams, plus use systems analysis tools to iterate on and improve existing library services.

The Innovation and Service Design Librarian works closely with the Kenan Science Library Research Hub and Makerspace as a substantial component of his/her work. The successful candidate will also regularly work with staff from Library Information & Technology, Research & Instructional Services, the Research Hub, Library Administration, and other innovative campus units to deliver and improve existing digital and physical library services.

The Innovation and Service Design Librarian:

  • Uses tools and methods such as service blueprints, journey maps, experience flows, and stimulus/response models to support incubation and integration of new technologies into library services
  • Conducts reviews of existing library services and works with external and internal stakeholders to implement improvements
  • Supports day-to-day operations in the Kenan Science Library Research Hub and Makerspace by participating in user consultations and working hands-on with the equipment
  • Monitors emerging technologies with an eye toward applications in educational settings
  • Oversees selection, purchasing, testing and deployment of emerging and innovative technologies
  • Creates new service designs based on relevant user insights and effectively communicates them to stakeholders
  • Conducts staff training and provides expertise on new and emerging technologies
  • Participates in the design and maintenance of the library’s web content
  • Serves as a bridge between campus libraries and other innovative campus units such as the BeAM (Be a Maker@Carolina) Network
  • Conducts or participates in user research campaigns and other projects as a member of the User Experience & Assessment department
  • Works to align the Libraries’ physical and online spaces
  • Connects library services and programs across branches


The Library Research Hub program provides a network of digital scholarship support and spaces for Carolina researchers, distributed across three campus library locations. 
The Kenan Science Library Research Hub and Makerspace supports making, innovation and entrepreneurship and is also part of the BeAM (Be a Maker@Carolina) Network. It contains co-working and makerspaces, with a design and modelling center. It provides access to emerging technologies such as 3D printing and scanning, expert consultations, and conducts robust outreach and instruction programming.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science, or related advanced degree
  • Knowledge of User Experience, Service Design, and Assessment practices, principles, and trends
  • Familiarity with the work of academic research libraries
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies and makerspaces in higher education
  • An empathetic and creative mindset for working with users and developing new services
  • High comfort with experimentation and intelligent risk-taking
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and implement new technologies and tools
  • Ability to work collaboratively in groups and manage projects effectively
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong commitment to user-centered public services
  • Ability to establish priorities for projects and set appropriate deadlines
  • A high level of motivation to develop ideas from paper to production

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 years of related experience
  • Experience in user-centered service design
  • Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, and group and individual teaching techniques
  • Experience with any combination of the following: 3D printing, 3D scanning, electronics, Arduino, photogrammetry, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality
  • Proficiency with tools such as Adobe CS, and/or 3D modeling software like Solidworks, Autocad, Autodesk, and Fusion


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 UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The UNC Libraries also include the Research Hub, which provides spaces, technology, and expertise to assist with all phases of research. The Library 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 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 and 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 October 18, 2017.  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/126220 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 First-Year Instruction Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:41 pm

https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/8886 
 
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries invites applications for the position of First-Year Instruction Librarian. We are seeking an energetic, innovative, flexible, and service-oriented individual to join the Research, Outreach and Instruction Department. This librarian will be an active member of the Instruction Team, with a strong emphasis on teaching and designing curriculum for our First-Year Instruction program. This individual will provide general reference service and will also have liaison responsibilities in several social science disciplines. This is a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position. Demonstrated professional achievement including scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure.

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Discussion Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian, UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries (apply by Oct 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:40 pm

http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/125953

POSITION: Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian
AVAILABLE: November 1, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, and highly collaborative Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian, who will partner with and deliver research support to a wide variety of stakeholders. The Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian plays an important role in the Library's support of the Innovate Carolina initiative and the growing Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship. 

The Librarian for Entrepreneurship and Business will be working with energetic and creative partners inside and outside the Library to ensure that students in the entrepreneurship minor; student entrepreneurs in for-profit, non-profit, and social ventures; and people launching start-up ventures know how to use business resources to help them develop entrepreneurial ideas, explore markets for those ideas, and find funding. The Librarian for Entrepreneurship and Business will also forge relationships with individual entrepreneurs, small business owners, campus and local business incubators, and startup accelerators. 

As a member of the Research and Instructional Services department, the Librarian for Entrepreneurship and Business will provide research consultations and offer innovative instruction and course development support for entrepreneurship, economics, and business classes. The Librarian for Entrepreneurship and Business will be responsible for assessing and acquiring collections in business and economics, and serving on the Social Sciences collection development team. They will work closely with the Library Research Hub staff, the librarian at Kenan-Flagler Business School, and with information professionals that support Innovate Carolina and the Office of Commercialization and Economic Development.  

The successful candidate will also contribute to library-wide initiatives by serving on library and campus committees, participating in strategic planning activities, and cooperating closely with other library units. In addition, the candidate should be prepared to participate in scholarly research and be professionally active. Early career librarians are welcome and encouraged to apply.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, or related advanced degree
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with a variety of user populations
  • Demonstrated experience delivering instruction and research support services in business or economics in an academic library or comparable setting
  • Familiarity with a broad range of business and economics resources
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of and ability to use available statistical data for the social sciences
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 years of professional experience, preferably in an academic or special library or a research institution
  • Master’s in Business Administration or related advanced degree (including but not limited to management, economics, accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and entrepreneurship)
  • Evidence of the ability to participate in professional organizations and engage in research and publication as required for promotion

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 UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The Library 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 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 October 18, 2017.  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/125953  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 Business Librarian, San Diego State University: Library and Information Access (apply by Oct 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:40 pm

San Diego State University: Library and Information Access
Business Librarian
Location: San Diego, CA

https://apply.interfolio.com/45047

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks innovative candidates for the position of Business Librarian to proactively develop business research services for the Fowler College of Business and other University centers, institutes and programs with the field of business such as the Wells Fargo Financial Markets Lab and the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center.

San Diego State University: Library and Information Access
Business Librarian
Location: San Diego, CA

https://apply.interfolio.com/45047

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks innovative candidates for the position of Business Librarian to proactively develop business research services for the Fowler College of Business and other University centers, institutes and programs with the field of business such as the Wells Fargo Financial Markets Lab and the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center.

As the largest college on the SDSU campus, the Fowler College of Business is particularly connected to the San Diego community and holds top ranking programs such as its undergraduate business program ranked in the top 100 by U.S. News & World Report and its full-time MBA program ranked in the top 100 by Bloomberg/BusinessWeek.

This position presents an exciting opportunity for a self-starter with excellent communication skills, strong initiative, and a high degree of interest in business librarianship. The Business Librarian will utilize their thorough knowledge of business information resources to develop outreach and support programs for this dynamic college. These services and programs will include research consultations, course-specific instruction and educational workshops, collection development of business-specific information material, and other forward-looking library services.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

Serve as a liaison to Fowler College of Business, the Department of Economics, Recreation and Tourism Management Program, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management;
Apply business resource expertise to develop and teach course-related and resource-specific instruction;
Provide research assistance to faculty, staff, and students in business-related programs;
Create and maintain online research guides and tutorials in assigned subject areas;
Apply a thorough knowledge of current information resources in business to lead the development and assessment of the library’s business collections;
Conduct outreach efforts targeting faculty, students, and staff in the Fowler College of Business and other University centers, institutes, and programs within the field of business;
Work with library administration to ensure the alignment of business library support with the accreditation requirements of the Fowler College of Business;
Participate in shared general undergraduate information literacy instruction and reference;
Participate in professional development activities to demonstrate a continuous and meritorious record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession; and,
Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on campus, library and California State University system-wide committees as needed.

Required Qualifications

ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree;
Demonstrate an understanding of the current research, information sources, and scholarly trends in the field of business;
Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in business librarianship;
Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
Ability to work effectively in collegial environments;
Potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service, professional growth, and service to the University and community;
Competence and sensitivity in working at a university in which students, faculty, and staff are broadly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Desired Qualifications

Two years’ professional experience in an academic library;
Undergraduate or graduate degree in business or a related discipline;
Experience as a library liaison to business and/or economics programs;
Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession;
Experience with collection development;
Experience in the development of research guides and/or tutorials;
Experience working with multicultural and international student groups;
Ability to plan, design, implement, assess library programs and services;
Demonstrate research expertise with commercial and academic business databases.
San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas, and doctorates in 22 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program, and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community.

Rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Salary commensurate with experience.

Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as 24 vacation days per year.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by October 18, 2017. Applicants must apply via Interfolio. Anticipated start date is January 2018.

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.

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 the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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Discussion Branch Librarian I, Boston Public Library - Chinatown Branch

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:40 pm

Branch Librarian I

Branch Librarian I

https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/13746/branch-librarian-i/job?hub=8&mobile=false&width=1200&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240 

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.

Req ID - 2017-13746
Position - Regular Full-Time
Dept - Boston Public Library
Location  - BPL-General Library Services
Salary Min - 57,412.62
Salary Max - 77,434.65
Union - PSA
Openings - 1
Posted Date - 9/20/2017
Posting End Date 

Contact Email - ehernon@bpl.org 

Overview of Essential Functions:   Under direction of the Neighborhood Services Manager, to assume responsibility for the administration and programs of the Chinatown Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Reports to:   Neighborhood Services Manager

Supervises:  The staff of the Chinatown Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Responsibilities:

Scope of Responsibility

  1. Executes the policies and practices of the Library as they pertain to the Branch Library.
  2. Assumes primary responsibility in one service area or more, depending on current staffing and community needs, when necessary.
  3. Provides reference and readers' advisory services, and programs which may involve all age groups.
  4. Stimulates library use for all age groups within a defined neighborhood, through the development of programs, collections and community outreach.
  5. Supervises the development and maintenance of the branch library's collections within the framework of Library policies.
  6. Supervises, trains and develops each staff member to realize his/her full potential and use that developed potential to provide the best library service.
  7. Works collegially with other Branch Librarians, department heads and staff throughout the library.
  8. Demonstrates familiarity with and ability to apply collective bargaining agreements, as needed, to carry out the responsibilities as supervisor of branch staff.
  9. Maintains the appropriate liaisons with regard to the Branch building.
  10. Maintains working relationships with Friends of the Library, educational institutions, churches, social and community groups, and businesses in the community served.
  11. Assumes responsibility for administering funds within the Branch.
  12. Makes oral presentations and written reports on activities within the Branch.
  13. Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.
  14. Represents the Library on citywide and statewide committees, if called upon to do so.

Performs other related and/or comparable duties as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Qualifications

Education – A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience – Four years of pertinent professional library experience and/or any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

Knowledge – Broad knowledge of library policies, practices and procedures and willingness and ability to execute them effectively; extensive knowledge of book and non-book materials; comprehensive knowledge of bibliographical tools and sources; demonstrated knowledge of appropriate technology; broad knowledge of library collections.

Abilities – Administrative insight and broad professional outlook; demonstrated progressive, professional development. Proven ability to plan and supervise the work of others; continuing interest in and ability to improve existing work techniques and procedures; demonstrated ability to work successfully with staff and public alike.

Skills – Proven skills in oral and written communications; superior ability and willingness to assume responsibility; initiative in generating new ideas. Commitment to library leadership within the neighborhood served; willingness and proven ability to work with patrons of all age groups; professional demeanor; tact, dependability, good judgment and courtesy. 

Requirements

1) Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

2) Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

3) CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

Terms        

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P-3

Hours per week: 35

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Discussion Associate Director, Yale University Library - Arts Library Special Collections

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:38 pm

Associate Director, Arts Library Special Collections

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Associate Director, Arts Library Special Collections

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  45714BR

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Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, the Associate Director for Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC) directly oversees ALSC’s collections and research services and instruction program; coordinates the Art Library’s exhibits and events program; and directs the Yale University Library’s Bibliographical Press program. Arts Library Special Collections includes a broad selection of fine press and artists’ books, manuscript and archival holdings related to the book arts, and manuscript and archival holdings related to theatrical productions. The collection also includes the Faber Birren Collection of Books on Color and the Yale Bookplate collection of ex-libris prints and process materials.

The incumbent manages the Special Collections unit by promoting and instilling the highest service standards, and leverages the unit’s resources to provide excellent customer service throughout the library. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library; fosters a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment; and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library System.

The Associate Director establishes and improves policies for the ALSC in support of learning and research through the provision of reliable, secure, and convenient access to ALSC collections physically and virtually. In coordination with the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, helps plan strategic initiatives for the Arts Library Digital Services unit that connect researchers to digital collections, technologies, and subject specialists.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school and an undergraduate or graduate degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture, or a related field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a research library and ability and achievement in managing staff and budgets. Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition.
  • Familiarity with a special collections environment comprised of archives, manuscripts, rare and antiquarian books, audio-visual materials, and ephemera as well as in acquiring, cataloging, processing, preserving, securing, and/or digitizing them. Experience managing both analog and digital materials.
  • Demonstrated ability working collegially, both collaboratively and independently, within a complex organization and rapidly-changing team environment. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications, analytical ability, and the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence and innovation in developing programs for customer service and outreach, which includes curating exhibits and providing reference and instruction.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at:http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in the visual arts, art history, architecture, drama/theater, or a related field. Experience in an academic library environment. Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship.

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale consists of collections from three formerly-separate operating units: Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama. Now located under one roof, these libraries support arts-area programming at Yale, including the Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama, and the department of the History of Art, as well as the teaching and research needs of the Yale community beyond the visual arts. In addition, the Arts Library houses several prominent archival and special collections in Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama, ranging from type specimens and woodblocks to theatrical archives to one of the world's foremost collection of books on color.  For additional information on the Haas Family Arts Library, please visit http://www.library.yale.edu/arts/.

Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2xF8jdX.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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