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Discussion Public Services Librarian I – Part-time, Evanston Public Library (IL), (apply by Nov. 27)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 03:11 pm

Public Services Librarian I – Part-time 

https://careers-cityofevanston.icims.com/jobs/1258/public-services-libra...

To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.

 

18.75 per week, permanent part-time

Public Services Librarian I – Part-time 

https://careers-cityofevanston.icims.com/jobs/1258/public-services-libra...

To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.

 

18.75 per week, permanent part-time

Schedule (subject to change): three 6.25 hour shifts per week Monday-Friday with one being an evening shift (3:15pm - 9:30pm) per week plus a weekend rotation every 3-4 weeks

           

NATURE OF WORK:

The Library envisions itself as the “third place” after home and work or school.  Evanston Public Library aims to be the heart of our diverse community by promoting the development of independent, self-confident and literate citizens, and providing equitable access to cultural, intellectual, technological, and information resources.

 

As a member of the Adult Services team, and in partnership with colleagues in other library departments, this position is responsible for providing library reference and reader’s advisory services to current and potential users of the Evanston Public Library throughout the community.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):

  • Carefully interviews customers to determine what information is desired and provide clear, accurate and timely answers to all customer inquiries.
  • Conducts informational searches using all available resources, including subscription online resources, the Internet, books, and periodicals.   
  • Guides customers to library resources in order to locate specific materials. Assists and instructs customers in the use of library resources.
  • Maintains broad general knowledge of Evanston Public Library resources and programs with special concentration in adult services resources, of modern library practices, and of literature, technology and popular culture.
  • Assists in the planning, promotion, and presentation of effective programming, both within the Library and out in the community, such as, but not limited to, book discussions, author events, art exhibits and artist talks, film programs, musical or theatre events, genre-based programming, panel discussions or expert speaker presentations.
  • Assists in selection of materials to be added to assigned areas of the collection.
  • Assists in the development of partnerships with local organizations and constituencies to improve and promote library services throughout the community.
  • Assists with promotion of the collections and services by developing displays, book lists, writing reviews and articles for social media and blogs.
  • May help design and teach classes for the public on computer use, Internet use, or the use of digital resources.  
  • May develop and maintain in-house databases for local history, local organizations and services, local newspaper indexes, and/or frequently asked questions.
  • May train and supervise paraprofessional, professional or volunteer staff; and/or lead projects.
  • May serve as senior staff member in charge of the building (Librarian-in-charge).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

  • Must possess a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited college or university and must possess three (3) or more years of work experience as a public services librarian or similar position.
  • Literacy and fluency in Spanish preferred.

 

Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:

  • Fluency in using social media and online library resources.
  • Considerable knowledge of online searching, Microsoft Office, online computer catalogs, the Windows operating system, and Google Drive, Calendar, and Sheets.
  • Considerable experience in library instruction and library program presentation.
  • Considerable knowledge of a wide range of literary genres and authors.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, comfortably and intelligibly in public.
  • Experience in marketing, especially related to libraries or publishing, highly desirable.
  • Experience in teaching, tutoring, tech assistance, and/or instructional design is highly desirable.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form, while dealing with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure to perform the four operations with like or common decimal fractions; to compute ratio rate, and percent and measures; to perform arithmetic operations involving all American monetary units.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of customers and staff throughout the Library, as well as outside the organization.
  • Ability to multi-task many variable duties, requests and responsibilities.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret manuals, policies and procedures, rules, regulations, journals, newspapers, memos, letters, reports and legal documents.  
  • Ability to prepare business letters, expositions, summaries, and reports, using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:        

The ability to work in a primarily sedentary position, with the ability to occasionally use force to exert up to 20 pounds. The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects, books, materials, etc. using up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

 

The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from indoor temperature changes.

 

There are no environmental hazards associated with this classification.

 

SUPERVISION:

Under the supervision of the Head of Adult Services, work is performed with the guidance of managerial staff.  The individual has contact with other Library institutions and staff at all levels, and uses the necessary resources to meet and achieve goals and/or objectives.  Work is assigned through specific projects and customer/clientele request.  The employee is responsible for prioritizing work tasks, and for identifying and utilizing the appropriate resources to resolve a problem or situation and/or research and analyze specific requests.  Work performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences and meetings.  Guidance is provided through the City Code, departmental policies, City operating practices and procedures, and other resources as applicable to specific projects assigned.  Work is evaluated at least annually, with respect to customer service, problem-solving ability and performance in accordance with this classification standard.

 

PUBLIC CONTACT:

The employee has regular and frequent contact with the general public.

Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position.  Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.

 

The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.  The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).

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Discussion Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC); George A. Smathers Libraries - University of Florida (apply by Nov. 28)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:26 am

  POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC)

Associate University Librarian or University Librarian

 http://library.ufl.edu/pers/documents/PVA_LACCHeadCuratorOct2017FINAL.pdf

  POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC)

Associate University Librarian or University Librarian

 http://library.ufl.edu/pers/documents/PVA_LACCHeadCuratorOct2017FINAL.pdf

Gainesville is a welcoming city offering unique outdoor activities, excellent museums, historical sites, a strong music scene, quality breweries, eclectic dining and local food choices, and a great variety of sporting events. One and half hours to either coast, four hours to Atlanta, and six hours to Miami, Gainesville is well situated for exploring the North Central Florida region and beyond. The George A. Smathers Libraries encourage participation in decision making and innovative projects, offering a unique grants management program and a strong learning environment. The Special and Area Studies Collections Department faculty and staff offer a collegial, supportive, and active tenure home, together promoting, curating, and providing public access to a broad array of distinctive special and circulating collections.

 

The Special and Area Studies Collections Department seeks an experienced leader to provide strategic vision and overall management of a preeminent collection in a dynamic, engaging environment at the University of Florida. The Head Curator of the LACC will contribute to scholarship at the Smathers Libraries in this full-time, tenure-track faculty position. A successful candidate will serve as the key liaison for the Libraries’ partnerships related to the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí digitization project and other initiatives. The Head Curator will collaborate closely within the Libraries, with faculty and students at the Center for Latin American Studies, and with campus departments to promote distinctive collections and to support emerging research and teaching needs at the University of Florida.

 

The Head Curator will coordinate a collaborative team of experienced library faculty and staff in establishing LACC priorities, goals, and procedures for public services, technical services, and for the management of Latin American and Caribbean circulating and special collections, overseeing these materials budgets. The Head Curator will also participate in instructional, community, and fundraising outreach, bibliographical control, digitization projects, exhibits, and in consultation with the Chair, will liaise between the LACC unit and the Libraries’ administration. The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently, the Head Curator of LACC will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue research, publication, and professional service activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

The search will remain open until November 28, 2017, applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.

 

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

 

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

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Discussion Science and Engineering Librarian, University of Southern California (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:21 am

Science and Engineering Librarian

https://libraries.usc.edu/sites/default/files/se_librarian_position_desc...

POSITION SUMMARY The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented librarian to join the Science & Engineering Library. The librarian will provide expert in-person and virtual reference, instruction, and outreach services in addition to developing and managing collections in the sciences and engineering disciplines with an emphasis on chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science. The librarian will establish effective communication channels within assigned disciplines and will identify and address the learning, teaching, and research needs of USC students, faculty, and staff. This position requires a commitment to developing student-focused services and a combination of skills and confidence that will contribute to the transformation of instruction, outreach, reference, and collections at USC Libraries. This position requires a commitment to developing student-focused services and a combination of skills and confidence that will contribute to the transformation of instruction, outreach, reference, and collections at USC Libraries. We seek candidates motivated by a passion to develop transformative library services and invested in the future of librarianship. The successful candidate is expected to be creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of current relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the USC community. Duties include weekend and evening hours.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC’s diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. For more information, visit www.usc.edu. USC LIBRARIES The USC Libraries actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge. We develop collections and services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; value serving a culturally diverse community; build a community of critical consumers of information; and help develop engaged world citizens. Through these means, we contribute to the continued success of the University of Southern California. The USC Libraries includes the Doheny Memorial Library and fourteen specialized libraries with an operating budget of approximately $41 million. Through an active outreach program librarians and staff at USC Libraries conduct orientations, workshops, and instruction sessions that reach thousands of undergraduate and graduate students annually. For more information, visit libraries.usc.edu.

2 RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Reporting to the Head, Science & Engineering Library, the Science and Engineering Librarian will: • Provide teaching and research-focused information services, including developing and conducting instruction programs focused on advanced resources for undergraduate and graduate students in physical sciences and engineering fields • Collaborate with other subject librarians and staff to provide effective reference, instruction, and outreach services for USC undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff • Conduct more generalized instruction for USC’s international student population and students in the USC Writing Program • Work collaboratively with other subject selectors, faculty, and students on collection development activities by selecting resources physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, computer science and in other disciplines as assigned • Assess the learning and research needs of faculty and students in the sciences and engineering departments and research centers, and identify ways to meet them • Develop appropriate resources, services, and communication channels to further the academic and research endeavors of faculty, staff, and students in the science and engineering fields • Create and maintain library web pages and research guides related to subject responsibilities and incorporate appropriate technologies and techniques to deliver services • Participate in library and other committees as assigned • Engagement in professional and/or subject discipline organizations, research, or publishing that will have a significant, positive impact on the Science & Engineering Library, and the advance the USC Libraries’ strategic plan and the University’s strategic vision • Provide evening and weekend service as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS Minimum qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent is typically required for a librarian appointment at USC. In addition, candidates must have an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biology, or other related areas in the physical sciences and engineering, such as chemical engineering, material science, or petroleum engineering. In addition, candidates must provide evidence of: • Knowledge of science information resources and research methods in an academic, research, or special library setting • A strong commitment to public services and user-centered reference and instructional services within an academic or research library setting • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines • Experience in solving problems independently and collaboratively • Knowledge of current professional trends, especially those relating to reference, collection development, and instructional services to a diverse population on and off campus • Effective oral and written communication skills. Desirable qualifications: • Advanced degree in the sciences or engineering • Experience providing reference, information literacy instruction, collection development, and/or outreach services • Knowledge of and recent experience in the use of instructional technology to improve learning outcomes 3 • Experience using tools for web authoring, social computing, and online collaboration; knowledge of trends and policy issues related to digital technology and electronic resources • Experience managing projects in a library, academic, or information environment • Engagement in professional and/or subject discipline organizations, research, or publishing that will have a significant, positive impact on the provision of service to the USC Libraries • Knowledge of trends in scientific research and scientific data management.

FACULTY APPOINTMENT RANK/SALARY Rank: Open Rank Librarians at USC have faculty status. This is a full-time, continuing appointment track position. Appointment to the continuing appointment track requires the potential to meet the University’s criteria for granting continuing appointment—excellence in librarianship—which librarians achieve by having a significant impact on the development and/or implementation of high quality collections and/or services. Additionally, librarians must demonstrate the expectation of continued excellence and growth in profession expertise. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

BENEFITS Benefits include a choice of retirement programs, 22 paid vacation days per year, university holidays, a choice of medical and dental plans, and tuition assistance (for employees and eligible dependents). For more information about benefits see: benefits.usc.edu

APPLICATION PROCEDURE Applications must be submitted via USC’s online faculty application website: https://facultypositions.usc.edu/FAS/application/position?postingId=REQ2... As part of the application, candidates must upload one document file (Word or PDF) that contains the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae (including telephone and e-mail address), and 3) a list of at least three references that includes the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address for each referee. Position open until filled.

For more information about this position, contact Zoe Unno, Chair of the Search Committee, at zunno@usc.edu USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

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Discussion Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, University of Southern California (USC) Libraries (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:18 am

Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives

https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/associate-dean-for-strategic-...

POSITION SUMMARY

Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives

https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/associate-dean-for-strategic-...

POSITION SUMMARY

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek a dynamic and enterprising Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives to provide leadership for USC Libraries communications, programming and strategic initiatives. This position reports to the Dean of the USC Libraries and participates as an active member of the Dean’s Cabinet. This position requires a firm grounding in the world of academic libraries and excellent communication skills, along with a professional reputation for strategic innovation in communication, outreach and academic partnerships locally and internationally. The Associate Dean will provide leadership, guidance, and management of staff and faculty involved in programming, outreach, instruction, assessment, and grant-seeking to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of USC students, faculty, and staff. The Associate Dean will cultivate strong relationships with faculty, students, campus partners, the wider library community, and the public in support of the libraries’ and the university’s mission and vision.

We seek candidates motivated by a passion to develop transformative library services and invested in the future of librarianship and the support it can provide to the broader community of learners and researchers. The successful candidate is expected to be creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of current relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the USC community and beyond.  Duties include weekend and evening hours.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC’s diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. For more information, visit www.usc.edu

USC LIBRARIES

The USC Libraries actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge. We develop collections and services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; value serving a culturally diverse community; build a community of critical consumers of information; and help develop engaged world citizens. Through these means, we contribute to the continued success of the University of Southern California. The USC Libraries includes the Doheny Memorial Library and fourteen specialized libraries with an operating budget of approximately $41 million. Through an active outreach program librarians and staff at USC Libraries conduct orientations, workshops, and instruction sessions that reach thousands of undergraduate and graduate students annually. For more information, visit libraries.usc.edu.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

The Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives serves as a member of the Dean’s Cabinet. Reporting to the Dean of USC Libraries, the Associate Dean will:

  • Provide leadership, develop and assess the libraries’ strategic initiatives within the framework of the USC Libraries’ and the university’s strategic plans
  • Lead and manage the libraries’ communications, programming, outreach and assessment activities and personnel
  • Oversee and serve as the libraries’ lead for the Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) program housed in the Marshall School of Business
  • Oversee and provide strategic leadership for the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study and other entities for which USC Libraries is the academic home (e.g. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society)
  • Provide leadership for L.A. as Subject, an organization of 230 libraries, archives, museums and private collectors for which the USC Libraries serve as the host institution
  • Oversee the libraries’ grant-seeking operations
  • Participate in library and other committees as assigned
  • Engage in professional and/or subject discipline organizations, research, or publishing that will have a significant, positive impact on the USC Libraries, and advance the USC Libraries’ strategic plan and the University’s strategic vision
  • Provide evening and weekend service as assigned

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent is typically required for a librarian appointment at USC. In addition, candidates must provide evidence of:

  • At least three years of experience working in an academic, research, or special library, with increasing leadership or managerial responsibilities
  • A bachelor’s degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences
  • Experience with budget development and organizational planning  
  • A strong commitment to public and access services and user-centered programming and outreach services within an academic or research library setting nationally and internationally
  • Demonstrated capacity to plan, develop and assess priorities and strategies that align resources to meet the academic and research vision of the USC Libraries and the university
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective and sustainable partnerships that support strategic goals
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in solving problems independently and collaboratively
  • Experience managing projects in a library, academic, cultural or information environment
  • Knowledge of current professional trends, especially those relating to research support services to a diverse population on and off campus

Desirable qualifications:

  • More than three years of experience working in an academic, research, or special library, with increasing leadership or managerial responsibilities
  • Graduate degree in the arts, humanities or social sciences
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication and digital humanities trends in higher education

FACULTY APPOINTMENT RANK/SALARY

Rank:  Assistant University Librarian

Librarians at USC have faculty status. This is a full-time, continuing appointment track position. Appointment to the continuing appointment track requires the potential to meet the University’s criteria for granting continuing appointment—excellence in librarianship—which librarians achieve by having a significant impact on the development and/or implementation of high quality collections and/or services. Additionally, librarians must demonstrate the expectation of continued excellence and growth in profession expertise. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For more on criteria and qualifications for the appointment, promotion and continuing appointment of librarians at USC, visit: https://libraries.usc.edu/sites/default/files/criteria_document07152008.pdf

BENEFITS

Benefits include a choice of retirement programs, 22 paid vacation days per year, university holidays, a choice of medical and dental plans, and tuition assistance (for employees and eligible dependents).  For more information about benefits see benefits.usc.edu.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

As part of the application, candidates must upload one document file (Word or PDF) that contains the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae (including telephone and e-mail address), and 3) a list of at least three references that includes the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address for each referee.

Closing date for applications: open until filled.

For more information about this position, contact Caroline Muglia, Chair of the Search Committee, at muglia@usc.edu.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

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Discussion Assessment Associate, ITHAKA

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:16 am

Assessment Associate

New York, NY

https://recruiting.ultipro.com/ITH1000ITHAK/JobBoard/5fe90ad4-9e26-490b-...

At ITHAKA, we think nothing is better than knowing we are having a positive impact on the world. We impact the lives of millions of people and thousands of institutions every day both in groundbreaking ways and in small ways that mean a lot.

Our Organization

As a not-for-profit organization, we care deeply about our mission. We work with leaders in the global higher education community to advance and preserve knowledge and to improve teaching and learning through the use of digital technologies. We also help colleges and universities develop strategies that will broaden access to higher education while reducing the cost and improving student outcomes. We are passionate about the value of education and are driven to help our universities, colleges, and high schools become better, more affordable, and more effective, and to reach beyond these traditional walls to support learners everywhere.

In two decades, we have launched some of the most transformative and widely used services in higher education: JSTOR, Portico, and Ithaka S+R. In addition, ITHAKA recently entered into a strategic alliance with Artstor and furthers a number of Artstor’s initiatives. Our 300+ employees work closely with our user communities, day in and day out, to build and continuously improve upon these services, and to identify new opportunities to expand access to knowledge and learning. As a successful, growing organization in a demanding and dynamic environment, we challenge ourselves to retain an entrepreneurial spirit that pursues and embraces change.

ITHAKA is headquartered in New York, New York with additional offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Princeton, New Jersey and provides legal oversight and services for, Artstor, also located in New York, New York. We also manage a subsidiary, Ithaka International, LLC. to expand our impact globally.

Ithaka S+R

Universities, colleges, and other organizations are not known for their ability to turn on a dime, and yet their impact on our societies and ability to remain highly relevant over centuries is unparalleled. We want these organizations to thrive, particularly in light of emerging technologies and opportunities. Our work at Ithaka S+R – offering research and strategic consulting – has been instrumental in helping leaders in education know what is coming next, learn from rigorous and well-designed research rather than hype, and adapt to new realities and opportunities. As a society, we all sense how technology is changing the way we work, teach, and learn. Ithaka S+R is dedicated to ensuring that we manage those changes in ways that help more people learn what they need to know to lead more productive and rewarding lives. We work with places like the Association of American University Presses, Harvard University Library, the Association of Art Museum Directors, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the University System of Maryland. Ithaka S+R’s work is organized into two areas, our Educational Transformation program and our Library and Scholarly Communication program.

This opening is within the Library and Scholarly Communications program. Team members in our Library and Scholarly Communication program conduct and publish major research projects and consult with academic libraries, scholarly publishers, learned societies, and museums. We help these organizations better support scholarship, instruction, and student success by empowering them to gather and to effectively utilize evidence that supports good strategic decision-making about direction and service offerings. We also do independent research and publishing in two areas: strategy and leadership for the academic library and other academic support services (including organizational structure, talent management and employee diversity, budgeting, and cross-institutional collaborations); and scholarly publishing and content provision and access (including collections, preservation, and discovery). Our team has methodological expertise in survey research, ethnography and other qualitative methods, and administrative data-gathering.

The Role

As Ithaka S+R’s Assessment Associate, you will take responsibility for the day-to- day operation of a variety of survey projects and products. You will work directly with libraries and universities to field surveys that provide valuable evidence to inform their strategies and the services they provide to students and faculty members. As part of a project team for a given research project, you will field surveys that provide valued information about faculty attitudes and practices and the leadership and strategic directions of major institutions. Also, you will support market research and advisory projects for academic libraries, scholarly publishers, and learned societies. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to survey research that drives innovation in higher education.

Our organization and this role will provide you with an opportunity few other organizations can offer including:

  • You will field surveys that have direct impact on individual academic institutions, publishers, content platforms, and scholarly societies.
  • You will field surveys that provide unique insight to and generate rich discourse about academia and academic libraries.
  • We are a small and collegial team with strong methodological expertise and deep community engagement, so you will have the opportunity to develop your survey and research skills while learning about the policy issues and strategic dilemmas that higher education institutions face today.
  • You will gain international experience, as our program runs projects regularly in countries outside the US, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

You will work from our New York City office as part of a team that possesses deep survey research and ethnographic expertise. You will report to our program director for libraries and scholarly communication and work closely with our researchers.

Specific Objectives and Responsibilities

The Assessment Associate will take day-to-day responsibility for fielding our surveys, communicating effectively with outside participants and working closely with other members of our team. To be successful, you must bring an unrelenting attention to detail even in the face of deadlines and multiple concurrent projects, to ensure that surveys are run perfectly for our clients and our community.

The primary responsibilities of the Assessment Associate are:

  • Program and modify survey questionnaires into the Ithaka S+R survey platform (currently Qualtrics)
  • Acquire and manage contact lists, ensure their quality, and deploy survey communications
  • Open, monitor, and close surveys on the survey platform
  • Prepare reports, datasets, crosstabs, and other outputs from the survey platform and other reporting and analytical tools
  • Coordinate college and university surveys with institutional contacts, including onboarding and approval support, and coordinating with colleagues regarding training and customization
  • Provide frontline support for our survey platform, including liaison with the platform provider and internal partners on operational issues, providing training and support to internal platform users; and evaluation of survey platform usage and options.
  • Maintain documentation for survey questionnaires and associated protocols
  • Strictly maintain participant confidentiality and data privacy
  • Provide additional support to Ithaka S+R projects as assigned, which may include conducting desk research, coordinating IRB processes, interview scheduling, and note-taking
Challenges You’ll Overcome

Our surveys program has a number of components and is growing. Demand for your contributions will be punctuated over time, and you will need to focus acutely during busy periods. Surveys must be run at a level of exceptional quality for our clients and our community. We make regular changes as needed to our questionnaires, our survey platform, and our reporting templates and tools, so you will need to be prepared to participate in and adapt to these changes.

Skills, Experience, and Characteristics

We encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests to apply for this position. Individuals with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a quantitative social science who may eventually wish to consider matriculating in a PhD program may find this position to be especially interesting, as may librarians with assessment interests. Anyone who meets the following requirements is encouraged to apply:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years of related work experience
  • An acute attention to detail and absolute commitment to accuracy, quality, and excellence
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including excellent telephone, e-mail, and conversation manner
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects concurrently
  • Comfort working with quantitative data and ideally some experience with its analysis

In addition, these characteristics will be valued in your candidacy and should be emphasized in your application:

  • Experience using web-based survey platforms, such as Qualtrics
  • Experience working in or with academic libraries
  • Experience collaborating with others to execute a research project.
  • Expertise in email marketing approaches, especially for the academic community
  • Experience supporting an IRB submission process and/or coordinating other types of institutional approvals for research on faculty members and/or students
  • Current human subjects (social/behavioral science) research certification or training (for example, certified through CITI or a college or university IRB); and/or
  • Basic familiarity with programming in HTML/CSS and/or Javascript

 

Work for us

 Come join our team of talented and dedicated people with great ideas who want to make the world a smarter place.  Individuals will be rewarded with excellent career development and a fantastic benefits package that includes:

  • Choice of two medical plans, one at no cost to the employee
  • Employer paid dental, vision, life insurance, and employee assistance programs
  • Employer contributed retirement and much, much more

 

How to apply:

Interested candidates can submit their resume, a detailed cover letter, and salary requirements to: 

 https://recruiting.ultipro.com/ITH1000ITHAK/JobBoard/5fe90ad4-9e26-490b-...

ITHAKA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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Discussion International Business Librarian, Edwin Ginn Library at Tufts University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 01:58 pm

International Business Librarian

http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu/ Job # 17001734

 

The Edwin Ginn Library at Tufts University is seeking a dynamic and collaborative librarian to join our team in providing research and instructional services for the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

 

International Business Librarian

http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu/ Job # 17001734

 

The Edwin Ginn Library at Tufts University is seeking a dynamic and collaborative librarian to join our team in providing research and instructional services for the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

 

Reporting to the Associate Director for Library Services, the person in this role will provide research support services to graduate students and faculty across a wide variety of subjects including studies in diplomacy, history, and politics, international law and organizations, economics and international business.

 

The International Business Librarian contributes to the learning environment at Fletcher by designing and delivering instructional workshops; providing consultation services; and developing new services and programs to support teaching, research, and scholarship.  Additionally, this position serves as a liaison to the Masters in International Business (MIB) program and assists students and faculty with the discovery and use of business, economic, financial, and market research data.

 

About Ginn Library:

The Edwin Ginn Library provides collections, services and technology that anticipate and meet the research and instructional needs of The Fletcher School. The Library maintains a graduate-level research and study environment conducive to exploration, discovery and knowledge creation.

 

About the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy:

The Fletcher School is the United States’ first professional graduate school of international affairs.  Since 1933 Fletcher’s multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world’s leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. .

 

Tufts University is a student-centered research university that cultivates an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. The Edwin Ginn Library is on the Medford/Somerville campus, just outside Cambridge, MA, and with proximity to all that the Boston Metro area has to offer.

 

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or equivalent.
  • Experience with library resources and tools relevant for business research such as Bloomberg, Euromonitor, OneSource, etc.
  • Minimum of three years of experience working in a research library or similar setting. 
  • Demonstrated teaching ability, and experience preparing instructional materials.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging trends and technologies in business research and scholarship.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to providing outstanding public service in an international and culturally diverse community.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of scholarly communications issues and trends.
  • Experience with citation management tools like Zotero, Endnote, and RefWorks.
  • Familiarity with data analysis techniques and applications for business and economics research.
  • Experience with collection development.
  • Experience building relationships and partnerships with faculty, academic program staff, and other librarians.

 

 

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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Discussion NLM Associate Fellowship Program, National Library of Medicine (MD) (apply by Jan. 26, 2018)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 09:37 am

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: The application deadline for 2018-2019 is January 26, 2018.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/applicinfo.html?utm_sou...

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: The application deadline for 2018-2019 is January 26, 2018.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/applicinfo.html?utm_sou...

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program is open to U.S. and Canadian library and information science professionals, as well as graduate students completing their degrees. Up to five qualified Associate Fellows may be selected.

Fellowship: one-year with an optional second year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

When: September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019

Stipend: $54,972; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library science 

Qualification Requirements:

  • Master's degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment or within 2 years. (Undergraduate degree can be in any major.)
  • United States or Canadian citizenship
    Note: Canadians with ALA-accredited Master's degrees should use the same application process as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens will receive first preference.
  • Desirable, but not essential:
    • Work experience in a library or health sciences environment.
    • Demonstrated interest or experience in leadership.

 

To Apply:

Applications open September 11, 2017.

All applicants must submit an application using an online application system, Zintellect. 

1. Register as a new user here:  http://www.zintellect.com/Account/LogOn  Once you have completed and released your Zintellect profile, you can apply to the Associate Fellowship Program.

2. Apply to the Associate Fellowship Program here: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3554 

Only complete applications will be considered.  If you have questions about the application process, send an email to nihprograms@orau.org. Please refer to the Associate Fellowship Program in your email. 

 

Application Process and Timeline:

NLM staff review applications in March, invite 10 to 12 applicants to interview in April and May, and make offers to candidates by mid-May. The NLM Associate Fellowship Program year begins September 1 each year and ends August 31 the following year.

 

Contact Us:

If you have questions about the application process, please contact ORISE:

ORISE
1299 Bethel Valley Road
MC-100-36
Oak Ridge, TN 37830-0117 
Phone: (865) 576-9975
Fax: (865) 574-2846 
nihprograms@orau.org

If you have questions about the interview process or the program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

Kathel Dunn, Program Coordinator 
NLM Associate Fellowship Program
8600 Rockville Pike
Building 38, Room 2N-05, MSC 3818
Bethesda, MD 20894
Phone: (301) 827-4284
Fax: (301) 480-2370
dunnk@mail.nih.gov

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Discussion Associate Dean of Library, Elgin Community College (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 03:08 pm

Posting Number:
0601292  

 
Position Title:
Associate Dean of Library  
https://jobs.elgin.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp
 

 
Posting Start Date:
11-06-2017  

 
Posting End Date:
Open Until Filled

Posting Number:
0601292  

 
Position Title:
Associate Dean of Library  
https://jobs.elgin.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp
 

 
Posting Start Date:
11-06-2017  

 
Posting End Date:
Open Until Filled

 
POSITION DETAILS
 

Full-Time/Part-Time:
Full-Time  

 
Position Status:
Regular  

 
Bargaining Unit:
None  

 
Employee Group:
Administrative Group  

 
Salary Grade:
17  

 
Salary Information:
$72,576 minimum starting annual salary.  

 
Exempt or Non-Exempt:
Exempt  

 
Grant Funded:
No  

 
Department:
Library  

 
Location:
Main Campus  

 
Work Schedule:
 

Monday:
 

Tuesday:
 

Wednesday:
 

Thursday:
 

iday:
 

Saturday:
 

Sunday:
 

Flexible work schedule specifics:
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department. 

Please note that this position's projected start date is July 2018  

Hours per week:
40  

Weeks per year:
52  

JOB DESCRIPTION
 

Function:
The Associate Dean of Library provides leadership in library development, strategic planning, in services that support instruction and learning, and in staff professional development. The scope of responsibilites include: supervision of library staff (faculty and support staff), managing the library operation, budgetary development and management, planning collection development, evaluation of services and library instruction (information literacy), infrastructure, and programming. The Associate Dean will provide reference consultation to patrons when needed. The position participates in college-wide administrative functions and advises college administration in the innovative project of facility expansion to create an exemplary learning space that facilitates student learning.  

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Oversee Library operations to include daily supervision of services and staff to ensure efficient Library operations and prompt and courteous delivery of services to students, staff and faculty. 

2. Hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate Library staff. Provide staff with professional career development, job mentoring and team building efforts to maintain a well-informed and efficient Library staff. Interpret and administer collective bargaining agreement provisions to operate the College Library in compliance with bargaining agreement contracts. 

3. Oversee Library Department budget. Plan and maintain budgetary expenses to comply with established accounting practices. Provide accurate and timely budget reporting. 

4. Develop and enhance Library collection. Order and obtain materials (in print and in digital format) within established budget to maintain a comprehensive Library collection that enhances student learning and meets or exceeds the institution's mission. 

5. Develop proposals for external funding and grant management to enhance further Library collection and services. 

6. Provide program review and prepare reports for accrediting agencies and governing boards.  

Essential Responsibilities Continued:
 

Other Responsibilities:
1. Serve as the College's copyright officer. 

2. Develop and maintain internal/external partnerships and represent ECC Library at state and local levels. 

3. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.  

Work Relationships:
Supervises Others  

Physical Demands:
Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work. 

Position requires close visual acuity to perform activities (i.e. preparing/analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer monitor; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes). 

Quiet conditions. 

Typical office or administrative conditions (i.e. not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions).  

Working Environment:
Office  

Required Qualifications:
1. Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited institution. 

2. Minimum of five years' of progressively increasing administrative experience that includes strategic planning, budget management, and staff supervision . 

3. Solid understanding of academic library services, including policies and procedures, collection development, and copyright law. 

4. Knowledge and experience of contract governance and implementation. 

5. Solid budgetary development and management experience. 

6. A solid working knowledge of library-related information technology, including online catalog administration, web development, state and local network infrastructure administration, etc. 

7. Knowledge and experience with assessment of library services and instruction 

8. Ability to interact with Board of Trustees, college administration, faculty, staff, and the general public 

9. Ability to collaborate with other college departments in providing services to support instruction and learning, with an emphasis on improving and expanding services. 

10. Experience collaborating with departments that provide faculty and staff professional development or experience providing staff training 

11. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong grant writing focus.  

Desired Qualifications:
 

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 11/13/2017 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration. 

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email. 

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document for information related to the ECC Hiring Process and Applicant Tracking System.  

Testing Required:
 

Materials Required to Complete the Application Process for this Position:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Transcripts/Certificates/Licenses #1 
 

Quicklink for Posting:
jobs.elgin.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52414  

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Discussion Librarian I (Branch Manager), Grand Rapids Public Library Main Library (apply by Nov. 8)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 03:00 pm

Librarian I (Branch Manager)

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids/jobs/1879716/libraria...
 

Salary 

$53,564.00 - $67,176.00 Annually

 
Location 

GRPL Main Library 111 Library St NE GR MI, MI

 
Job Type

Permanent

 
Department

Library Services

 
Job Number

987-1017

 

 

Closing

Librarian I (Branch Manager)

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids/jobs/1879716/libraria...
 

Salary 

$53,564.00 - $67,176.00 Annually

 
Location 

GRPL Main Library 111 Library St NE GR MI, MI

 
Job Type

Permanent

 
Department

Library Services

 
Job Number

987-1017

 

 

Closing

11/8/2017 9:00 AM Eastern

Nature of Work

 

This position has an emphasis on working in a branch manager capacity and participates in GRPL's Management Team and strategic plan functions.  In addition to the examples of work, applicants will need to demonstrate supervisory capacity, enjoy managing a small team in a branch setting, and possess exemplary customer service skills as well as knowledge and experience as a working librarian.  An interest in community engagement is essential.  An interest in and capacity for performing storytimes and engaging children and caregivers is preferred. The ability to communicate effectively both in Spanish and English is preferred.

This position will be primarily located at the Madison Square Branch.

Examples of Work:

  • Provides excellent public service; answers reference questions; provides readers' and media advisory; performs database searches; assists patrons with computers.
  • May direct other staff and give input to their work evaluations; may train personnel in use of a specialized collection; may contribute to planning and development of continuing education programs and community affairs programs; may prepare and present programming to varied ages, individually or as a part of a team.
  • Attends professional conferences, meetings, and trainings; keeps current with developments in library science.
  • Contributes to selection, development and evaluation of materials in specialized or assigned area; recommends items to be added or withdrawn from the library collections.
  • Leads library tours.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Training and Experience

 

Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Eligible for certification from Library of Michigan.

 

Other Necessary Qualifications

 

  • Knowledge of library principles, professional methods, practices and techniques.
  • Ability to plan and deliver programs.
  • Knowledge of library resources, services, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the community and its characteristics; awareness of current trends in patron interests and needs.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for library work; including the ability to access and utilize Internet resources and office software applications.
  • Ability to supervise a small staff.
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse public in identifying and satisfying individual interests.
  • The employee must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time in the performance of the duties associated with this position. Lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance is also required. The ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer is essential to this position.

 

Other Information

 

This position is open to the general public.

Please note the following:

  • Please include a cover letter and resume in pdf format with your application.
  • All communication regarding this position will be done via email. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email address is up-to-date on your account profile.
  • If you are submitting an application that was used for job openings in the past, please verify your information is current before submitting this application.

Visit the library's jobs page for more information about this position or Grand Rapids Public Library.

All inquiries related to this posting should be directed to:

Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-988-5400
jobs@grpl.org

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Online Doc Upcoming 2017 scholarship deadlines for library and information science graduate education

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 02:57 pm

Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

Additional Scholarship Opportunities without currently posted 2017 deadlines

 

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