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Discussion Data Analytics Librarian, San Diego State University (apply by Feb. 20)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 10:50 am

Data Analytics Librarian
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Data Analytics Librarian
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Data Analytics Librarian. This position is located within the SDSU Library’s Information & Digital Technologies Division and will be appointed at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank. The Data Analytics Librarian will develop and promote Library services related to the discovery, evaluation and manipulation of data and the use of statistical or other analytical tools. The incumbent will lead workshops, programs and other projects to support analytical research, and collaborate with colleagues to build capacity for the use of data and analytical methods across disciplines. The Data Analytics Librarian also serves as a research consultant, liaison, and collaborator with faculty and students in business and social science programs.

Salary commensurate with experience.

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by February 20, 2017

Anticipated start date is July 2017.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit:
https://apply.interfolio.com/40220

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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Discussion Director of Collections Strategies, Harvard College Library (apply by March 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 10:38 am

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Director of Collections Strategies. 

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit:
http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click ‘search openings’ and then enter ‘41108BR’ in the Auto Req ID Field.

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Director of Collections Strategies. 

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit:
http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click ‘search openings’ and then enter ‘41108BR’ in the Auto Req ID Field.

The Harvard College Library (HCL) is world renowned for the quality and comprehensive nature of its global collections. Today, HCL, a member of the Faculty of Arts and Science Libraries and a constituent of the Harvard Library, considers a wealth of strategies to anticipate and meet the intense information needs of Harvard’s academic community. The Harvard College Library seeks an innovative, knowledgeable, and agile Director of Collections Strategies to direct the work of librarians and staff in building information resources in a diverse array of formats and languages for Harvard faculty and students.

The HCL budget for acquisitions and licensing of a wide range of resources exceeds $20 million. There is a strong focus on global material, with outstanding holdings in Chinese, Judaica, Latin America, the Middle East, and Slavic languages well as Europe and the U.S.

The incumbent will report to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, who oversees HCL collection development, Information and Technical Services, and the Office of Scholarly Communications. The director of collections strategies will work closely with the Collections and Content Standing Committee, the Harvard Library’s group for recommending pan- Harvard collecting and content policies. The successful candidate will lead selectors in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences whose work supports a complex and changing academic environment marked by ever increasing interdisciplinary and intense interest in digital approaches to scholarship. The director will develop creative strategies to meet Harvard’s voracious research and teaching needs; analyze user requirements; understand contemporary trends in scholarship and learning; and deploy a range of options, including purchase, licensing, partnerships, and open access to create a successful model of 21st century library information access. This position directs others in the selection of materials for the collections, including electronic resources, data, media, images and other types, to ensure a leading, intellectually relevant and future-minded collection and collaborates with other collection development librarians across Harvard's schools in cooperative purchasing efforts and in collective collecting efforts across the Ivy Plus Libraries.

*See more in the Additional Information section, below.

The Director of Collections Strategies will:

Lead in the development of outstanding collections and access to information for the HCL.
Oversee the allocation and management of the funds exceeding $20 million annually by the collections unit.
Manage the work of over 30 staff selecting in a wide range of disciplines, languages and formats, building consensus and fostering innovation in acquisition, access, and management of collections through collaboration with others.
Work with selectors, collection managers, technical services, and assessment staff to devise metrics and criteria, and to create a data-driven approach to inform library acquisitions and cancelation decisions.
Collaborate with other collecting areas of the Harvard Library and the University to ensure seamless acquisition and use of resources and to avoid unnecessary duplication.
Establish and maintain excellent relationships with faculty and students and align collecting policies and practices with academic priorities.
Collaborate with Research and Education librarians in the use of collections in teaching and in building student research experiences.
Collaborate with peers across the Ivy Plus Libraries in the development of the collective collection.

Basic Qualifications
Advanced degrees (MLS, Ph.D) or equivalent.
Knowledge of traditional and emerging collection strategies.

Demonstrated successful management of large budgets in a complex fund structure.

Experience in negotiating with vendors and publishers.

An active record of professional engagement in collection development.

International experience and knowledge of foreign languages.

Additional Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to lead change.

Outstanding written and oral communication skills.

A commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.

Additional Information

The director of collections strategies will command the respect of Harvard’s scholars, have a record of publication and presentations and a reputation as a forward-thinking and collaborative partner. S/He will be knowledgeable about developments in digital resources, data, and open access; understand the role of collections as a service to the scholarly community; and be fluently conversant with international publishing and acquisition practices. S/He will work collegially with others in Information and Technical Services; the Office of Scholarly Communication; and Research and Education, as well as with others building collections throughout Harvard including School libraries, archives, and museums. As the importance of unique and distinctive collections continue to grow, the director will work with special collections librarians to coordinate acquisitions, processing, access, and collection management.

Position will remain posted until filled, however applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2017

At the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University’s mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.

We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world’s most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.

Harvard Library inspires collaboration, reflection, experimentation, and discovery. Serving as an information hub, the Library connects users to related disciplines and to University-wide teaching resources. The Library engages users through curated discovery, digital collections, reimagined physical space, specialized research support, and delivers exceptional experiences to its user communities. Today, Harvard Library’s holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding access to digital resources. Harvard Library provides the University's faculty, students, and researchers—now and in the future—with comprehensive access to these materials.

Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://lib.harvard.edu/about-us and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard .

The Harvard Library is a proud member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.

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Discussion Associate Dean/Associate Professor - Albertsons Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 09:38 am

Associate Dean/Associate Professor - Albertsons Library
Job Category: Faculty
Department: Albertsons Library
Closing Date: Ongoing
https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=170003&lang=en 

Associate Dean/Associate Professor - Albertsons Library
Job Category: Faculty
Department: Albertsons Library
Closing Date: Ongoing
https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=170003&lang=en 

Boise State University, Albertsons Library seeks an Associate Dean (AD) of the Library to provide leadership in building a culture that values inclusive excellence, innovation, collaboration, engagement, and communication. The AD will supervise the library's Unit Heads, work collaboratively to articulate strategic priorities of the Library and champion the development, promotion and implementation of these priorities and the infrastructure needed to achieve them.

Thanks,

Tracy Bicknell-Holmes
Dean, Albertsons Library
208-426-1234
tracybicknell-holmes@boisestate.edu
library.boisestate.edu

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Discussion Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian, The College of Charleston Libraries (apply by Feb. 15)

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 02:05 pm

Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian

The College of Charleston Libraries

JOB ID: F2016041P

DEADLINE: February 15, 2017

APPLY TO: http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/5640

Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian

The College of Charleston Libraries

JOB ID: F2016041P

DEADLINE: February 15, 2017

APPLY TO: http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/5640

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The College of Charleston Libraries seeks a dynamic, agile, and forward thinking Electronic Resource and Serials Librarian to provide leadership and expertise in acquiring and managing the Libraries’ print serial and electronic resources collection. The Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian provides leadership for all aspects of the serial lifecycle, including coordination of the purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance for the Libraries’ continuing subscription, package and database resources and is responsible for all materials in all formats acquired on a continuing basis, currently 76.5% of the $2.85 million materials budget. This position works collaboratively with other staff including collection development, cataloging, and digital services and coordinates with faculty to trial and evaluate new subscription-based resources. The Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian should possess flexibility, open-mindedness and the ability to function in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment. They will be expected to actively participate in the intellectual life and administrative activities of the library and the College, and maintain a record of professional contributions. This position reports to the Acquisitions and Resource Management Coordinator and is a member of the Collection and Content Services team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent
• At least 1 year of experience as a librarian who manages subscription-based resources
• Demonstrated experience in library serials and electronic resource lifecycle management
• Knowledge of current serials and electronic resource models, practice, trends, and tools used by academic libraries
• Experience with an integrated library system, including acquisitions, serials, and ERM systems
• Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
• Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals
• Knowledge of technical environments, especially those related to proxy servers and link resolvers, as well as experience with emerging electronic resources standards such as ONIX, SUSHI, COUNTER and SERU
• Excellent analytical, organizational, time and project management skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
• Demonstrated experience in negotiating with vendors and publishers and in licensing materials
• Experience managing statistical data and generating reports
• Knowledge of and experience assessing and evaluating the specifications, efficacy, and cost efficiency of technology-based products and services
• Experience with Serials Solutions, EBSCONET, EBSCOadmin, and Millennium ILS

APPLY TO: http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/5640

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Discussion Technical Services and Metadata Coordinator, College Libraries at SUNY Potsdam (apply by March 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 01:50 pm

The College Libraries at SUNY Potsdam are reorganizing our technical services functions, and hiring a Technical Services and Metadata Coordinator to help futureproof our services.

The College Libraries at SUNY Potsdam are reorganizing our technical services functions, and hiring a Technical Services and Metadata Coordinator to help futureproof our services.

SUNY Potsdam has defied expectations since 1816, focusing on teaching, learning, and creative innovation through the nation’s first school of Music Education, a proud tradition of teacher education, and a remarkable school of Arts and Sciences. We are simultaneously one of SUNY’s most-watched creative campuses AND second-best in SUNY’s comprehensive colleges for students enrolled in STEM fields – and we’re chasing down first place. The College Libraries have adopted a mission focused on forging dynamic partnerships, empowering our vibrant and diverse academic community to do thoughtful research, explore new ideas, and collaborate effectively. Because we are aware that we are a historically white and historically regional college that has an increasingly diverse population, we are working to understand our differences as we integrate students from beautiful rural upstate New York with students from the vibrant urban environments of downstate New York, preparing all of our community members to live global lives.

As a part of this community, the Coordinator will provide leadership and vision for the Libraries’ management of content in all formats, and will be responsible for access to library materials, including metadata creation in support of print, digital, and Open Access collections. As a holistic member of the library staff working in a leadership role, the Coordinator’s responsibilities may include face to face or online research assistance, information literacy instruction, and/or collection development, building on the strengths and interests of the successful candidate. Library faculty are also expected and encouraged to engage with the academic and student life of the campus through committee, teaching, or other service opportunities, and current library faculty have built a strong reputation as valued members of our community through these kinds of service engagements.

For more details on the libraries, the position, and to submit an application, please visit http://employment.potsdam.edu/postings/3511

Close date: 03/15/2017

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Discussion Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian, College Libraries at SUNY Potsdam (apply by March 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 01:49 pm

The College Libraries at SUNY Potsdam are reorganizing our technical services functions, and hiring an Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian to support the core functions of discovery, access, and management of information resources.

The College Libraries at SUNY Potsdam are reorganizing our technical services functions, and hiring an Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian to support the core functions of discovery, access, and management of information resources.

SUNY Potsdam has defied expectations since 1816, focusing on teaching, learning, and creative innovation through the nation’s first school of Music Education, a proud tradition of teacher education, and a remarkable school of Arts and Sciences. We are simultaneously one of SUNY’s most-watched creative campuses AND second-best in SUNY’s comprehensive colleges for students enrolled in STEM fields – and we’re chasing down first place. The College Libraries have adopted a mission focused on forging dynamic partnerships, empowering our vibrant and diverse academic community to do thoughtful research, explore new ideas, and collaborate effectively. Because we are aware that we are a historically white and historically regional college that has an increasingly diverse population, we are working to understand our differences as we integrate students from beautiful rural upstate New York with students from the vibrant urban environments of downstate New York, preparing all of our community members to live global lives.

As a part of this community, the Electronic Resources and Serials librarian will provide expertise in managing the libraries’ electronic and print subscriptions, and the technologies necessary to maintain and access those resources. As a holistic member of the library staff, the librarian’s responsibilities may include face to face or online research assistance, information literacy instruction, and/or collection development, building on the strengths and interests of the successful candidate. Library faculty are also expected and encouraged to engage with the academic and student life of the campus through committee, teaching, or other service opportunities, and current library faculty have built a strong reputation as valued members of our community through these kinds of service engagements.

For more details on the libraries, the position, and to submit an application, please visit
http://employment.potsdam.edu/postings/3512

Close date: 03/15/2017

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Discussion Research Data Services Manager, University of Iowa Libraries (apply by Feb. 17)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 01:47 pm

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA
Position Vacancy
DATA SERVICES MANAGER
Program Manager (PAD2-5A)

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA
Position Vacancy
DATA SERVICES MANAGER
Program Manager (PAD2-5A)

Position Description: The Research Data Services Manager plays a central role in the development and provision of Library services for access, use, manipulation, and management of qualitative and quantitative research datasets. The position is responsible for co-leading a library and campus-wide effort to build a research data management, curation and services infrastructure at the University of Iowa. The overarching goal is to develop services and policy to support the organization, dissemination, and preservation of data generated by Iowa’s research enterprise.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent the libraries in campus-wide research data services initiatives.
  • Develop partnerships with other campus offices (VPR, ITS, etc.) and outside institutions.
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders to develop policy and infrastructure to support research data curation both within the library and throughout campus.
  • Leads the campus-wide Research Data Management Interest Group.
  • Coordinate instruction sessions related to research data curation for faculty, staff and students.
  • Provide consultations with researchers and research groups in partnership with liaison librarians regarding research data management planning, metadata and other related topics.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master/s degree in life sciences, information or library sciences, or social sciences and 3-5 years of academic or academic medical research experience.
  • At least 1 year of relevant data management or research support experience.
  • Excellent presentation, instruction, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the issues and technical challenges related to research data management (familiarity with best practices for research data management).
  • Demonstrated understanding of the research process from conception to completion.
  • Leadership experience coordinating a program or project that requires coordinating several individuals to accomplish a common goal.

Desired Qualifications:

  • PHD in life sciences, information or library sciences, or social sciences.
  • Familiarity with one or more of the current metadata standards and formats for describing research data.
  • Experience working with DMPTool (or similar tools) to prepare data management plans.
  • Experience working with researchers and administrators in an academic environment.
  • Familiarity with data sharing policies for U.S. federally funded research and emerging best practices for compliance with funder requirements.
  • Demonstrated awareness of issues related to privacy and confidentiality for human subjects research and other research involving protected data.

Universal Competencies:

  • Collaboration and Embracing Diversity

Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

  • Positive Impact/Achieving Results

Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.

  • Service Excellence/Customer Focus

Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.

 

Salary and appointment: Appointments will be made at the Program Manager (PAD2-5A) and within a salary range of $50,000-$64,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Start date is negotiable. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at https: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/70457  
The application deadline is 02/17/2017.

The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa Libraries system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University’s locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists’ books.

Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.

The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,000 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving 30,500 students, more than 40% of whom are from out of state and close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University’s faculty and staff and 10% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 8% of the students are from foreign countries.

The University of Iowa is home to the Writers’ Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. In 2008, UNESCO designated Iowa City as a world City of Literature.

Iowa City is a community of some 71,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 35.4% of the students are minority, with 19.8% identifying as Black, 8.4% as Hispanic, 6.7% as Asian/Pacific Islander, and .3% as Native American during the 2014/15 school year.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries, please see http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/

For more information about the University of Iowa and community, please see https://jobs.uiowa.edu/why_ui/index.php

 

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Discussion Resident Librarian, University of Utah (apply by Feb. 13)

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 11:23 am

Resident Librarian

University of Utah

00790 - Marriott Library - Operations

DEADLINE: February 13, 2017

APPLY TO: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/59729

Resident Librarian

University of Utah

00790 - Marriott Library - Operations

DEADLINE: February 13, 2017

APPLY TO: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/59729

The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 25,000 undergraduate students and over 7,500 graduate students from across the U.S. and the world. With over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the University prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. The University of Utah’s Strategic Goals outlines four major goals, including Promote Student Success to Transform Lives, Develop and Transfer New Knowledge, Engage Communities to Improve Health and Quality of Life, and Ensure Long-Term Viability of the University. The Marriott Library is actively engaged in responding to these goals through its many programs and services.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The J. Willard Marriott Library is seeking candidates for their Librarian Residency Program. The program is intended to increase faculty diversity at the Marriott Library and to encourage people from traditionally underrepresented or underserved groups to choose the University of Utah as a place to launch their careers in academic librarianship. This two-year residency will be the incumbent’s first professional library position; it will orient the Resident Research Assistant Librarian to academic librarianship through a broad range of activities designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in future library positions and contribute fully to the profession. This program is designed to meet the Resident’s professional goals and interests in conjunction with the library’s priorities.

The Resident will be supervised by the Residency Coordinator, who will provide oversight and consistency throughout the experience. During the first year, the Resident will rotate through the library’s four departments: Research and Learning Services, Special Collections, Information Technology Services, and Scholarly Resources and Collections. The Resident will have meaningful work assignments that contribute to each department’s success. Each rotation will build the Resident’s understanding of the library’s mission, role, and structure; the Resident’s practical skills in meeting stakeholder needs; and the Resident’s ability to adapt to new situations and work with many different groups. At the end of the first year, the Resident will have a solid grounding in the profession and a strong sense of how to integrate into a new organization. The Coordinator will work with the Resident to develop a personalized professional development plan that includes service activities, committee assignments, conference attendance, and training opportunities at the library, campus, regional and national levels. The Resident Librarian will also benefit from mentoring relationships with faculty throughout the library.

The Resident and Coordinator will jointly decide on additional projects for the second year, including placement in a library department that meets the Resident’s interests. The residency will culminate in a capstone project (such as a paper or presentation) designed to showcase the Resident’s competencies in an area of specialization.

The Marriott Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, a program uniting academic libraries who share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

**The position requires two-year commitment to begin no later than July 2017.**

QUALIFICATION:

• An MSI, MLIS, or MLS from an ALA-accredited institution by July 1, 2017.
• Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently when appropriate.
• Willingness to listen to and incorporate feedback from supervisors and colleagues.
• Demonstrated interest in and understanding of the mission of academic libraries and a desire to contribute to the profession.
• Demonstrated leadership skills and motivation to take advantage of opportunities across the library and campus community.
• Knowledge of and interest in emerging trends in academic librarianship and ability to apply this knowledge to improve and advance library services.
• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and community members from diverse backgrounds.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Reading, writing, or speaking skills in a second language.
• Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of an academic library.

APPLY TO: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/59729

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Discussion Resource Sharing & Collections Maintenance Unit Manager, Oregon State University (apply by Feb. 3)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 11:22 am

Resource Sharing & Collections Maintenance Unit Manager
Oregon State University

Resource Sharing & Collections Maintenance Unit Manager
Oregon State University
A career opportunity is available at Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP). We are seeking a highly motivated person to oversee the effective management of our Resource Sharing & Collections Maintenance Unit. Reporting to the Resource Acquisitions & Sharing Director, you will: support, develop, and mentor an amazing staff; provide leadership in evaluating, recommending, and implementing new technologies and service models in resource sharing and collection maintenance; maintain, customize, and troubleshoot software; and ensure access to and maintenance of the physical collection. You will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other libraries, consortial groups (such as Orbis Cascade Alliance and Greater Western Library Alliance), vendors, and, most importantly, patrons.

Our accessible campus is located in Corvallis, Oregon, a short drive to the coast, Portland, and many other recreational opportunities.

OSULP is an organization that encourages knowledge of and respect for other cultures or backgrounds. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 3, 2017. The full announcement and application instructions are available at: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/36837. Look for posting # P00977UF.
If you have any questions about this position, please contact Richard Sapon-White, search committee chair (richard.sapon-white@oregonstate.edu).

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Discussion Archivist for Orange County Regional History, University of California, Irvine Libraries (apply by Feb. 20)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 11:07 am

ARCHIVIST FOR ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, and dynamic professional for the position of Archivist for Orange County Regional History in the Department of Special Collections &Archives.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

Duties and Responsibilities

ARCHIVIST FOR ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, and dynamic professional for the position of Archivist for Orange County Regional History in the Department of Special Collections &Archives.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Archivist for Orange County Regional History is responsible for developing, making accessible, and advocating for archives and special collections materials as well as oral history and documentation initiatives relating to the history of the Orange County, California region. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections & Archives and University Archivist, the Archivist for Orange County Regional History works collaboratively within the department to acquire collections and determine appropriate approaches to preparing collections for use. The Archivist implements uniform arrangement and description standards and ensures that collections are efficiently and effectively processed and described. The Archivist participates in archival processing, metadata, and cataloging activities for relevant special collections materials and digital projects. The Archivist works in partnership with the Archivist for the Southeast Asian Archive to lead the instructional and programmatic activities of the Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive (OC&SEAA) Center, including developing, consulting, and engaging in archival outreach, instruction, and oral history initiatives of the UCI Libraries on the UCI campus (faculty, students, and staff) and in the community. The Archivist coordinates the life cycle of digital and physical oral history assets created within or acquired by the department, including conversion, transcription, description, and online delivery strategies. The Archivist for Orange County Regional History may participate in exhibits, donor relations, and grant proposals as appropriate.

Qualifications

Required:
• A graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, or a graduate degree in archival studies, or equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and library experience.
• Significant recent experience in a special collections and/or archives setting.
• Education or training in archives management and oral history.
• Experience working with local history materials and/or developing community-based archival collections.
• Experience processing archival collections and preparing finding aids.
• Understanding of and commitment to nationally-accepted standards, tools, and best practices for archival processing and description, including Describing Archives: a Content Standard and the University of California Guidelines for Efficient Archival Processing.
• Working knowledge and experience with technological applications and digital libraries to include digital platforms and formats, systems, software, metadata, controlled vocabularies, and archival encoding standards.
• Familiarity with ArchivesSpace and Encoded Archival Description.
• Ability to keep abreast of oral history protocols, standards, and best practices.
• Knowledge and skills in analyzing demographic information.
• Familiarity with building and contributing to collaborative archival collections, digital archival collections, and using shared repository platforms.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, as well as effectiveness in balancing and completing multiple assignments and projects.
• Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UCI Libraries and the campus.
• Ability to analyze, learn, and implement evolving technologies.
• Ability to successfully train and direct the work of library assistants and student assistants.
• Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion.

Preferred:
• Knowledge of the history of Orange County, California, including its changing demographics.
• Experience building community partnerships.
• Experience conducting oral history interviews.
• Experience in writing grants and/or implementing grant projects.
• Familiarity with the digital and archival collections of the University of California, including the Online Archive of California and Calisphere.
• Experience managing digitization projects and/or born-digital archival content.
• Knowledge of or work with Encoded Archival Context for Corporate bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF).
• Recent experience providing reference service in a research or academic library.
• Experience directing the work of archival processing assistants.
• Experience working with local government information resources.

Orange County Regional History Collection

The UCI Libraries actively collects materials related to the history of the Orange County, California region. Special Collections & Archives seeks to document the history of Orange County from the mission period through the present: collection strengths include urban planning and development, the Irvine Ranch and the City of Irvine, environmental issues, city histories, political issues and leadership, LGBTQ history, visual and performing arts, as well as under-documented ethnic communities (including Southeast Asian Americans, Korean Americans, African Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans, Persian Americans, Native Americans, and refugee communities). The Special Collections & Archives collections include photographs, family papers, organizational records, maps, postcards, newspapers, government documents, books, serials, and ephemera.

The Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive (OC&SEAA) Center

The mission of the Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive (OC&SEAA) Center – a unit of the Department of Special Collections & Archives in the University of California, Irvine Libraries – is to provide instruction, training, and research resources for the UC Irvine community to document and preserve the diverse histories of the Orange County, California region. The OC&SEAA Center also oversees and collects oral history archives that complement the collection strategies of the UC Irvine Libraries.
The Department of Special Collections & Archives
Special Collections & Archives houses the UCI Libraries' collections of manuscripts and archives, rare books, and notable subject collections. Archival collecting areas of particular strength and distinction include regional history (emphasizing Orange County and Southern California), the Southeast Asian Archive, the Critical Theory Archive (including the papers of Jacques Derrida, Wolfgang Iser, Paul de Man, and others), the University Archives (documenting the UC Irvine campus), dance and the performing arts (including the papers of Robert Cohen and choreographers Donald McKayle and Eugene Loring), and distinguished UCI faculty (including Nobel Laureates Frederick Reines and Sherwood Rowland). The Special Collections & Archives Department consists of 7 librarians (including the Department Head), 3 library assistants, and a number of student assistants and interns.

The UCI Libraries
The UCI Libraries values innovation and collaboration. We are committed to the University’s goal of diversity and inclusive excellence. The Libraries consist of the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library. These buildings contain over 3,300 public seats for study and research and provide nearly 525 public access computers. The UCI Libraries have a staff of approximately 145 FTE plus approximately 25 student assistant FTE. The library collection consists of over 3.8 million volumes, nearly 150,000 journals and serial titles, and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The UCI Libraries are a member of the: Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), HathiTrust Digital Library, Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Digital Library Federation (DLF), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance (PRRLA), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and OCLC Research Library Partnership (OCLC RLP).
University of California, Irvine
The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 31,500 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,600 faculty and staff. Nearly 67% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American. The University offers graduate degrees in more than 100 academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs in addition to the M.D. and J.D. UCI’s academic programs are ranked nationally among the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.
Librarians at the University of California Irvine are academic appointees and receive potential career status at the time of their initial appointment. Librarians periodically receive administrative and peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1) professional competence and quality of service within the Library; 2) professional activity outside the Library; 3) university and public service; and 4) research and other creative activity.
Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University of California pay scales. Appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant or Associate Librarian rank with a salary of $48,438 - $74,337.
Librarians are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, thirteen paid holidays, and one day per month sick leave. The University has an excellent retirement system and offers a variety of group health, life, and disability insurance plans. Benefits are equal to approximately 40% of salary.
Consideration will be given to applicants with a wide range of years of experience, including qualified early career librarians.
Deadline for Applications: Applications received by February 20, 2017 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
To Apply: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should submit the information requested: cover letter; complete résumé; a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a list of three references (names and contact information only) via UCI AP Recruit at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03839.
Upon application, candidates should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in the U.S. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in ultimately being hired.
This position description is listed on the UCI Libraries web site at http://www.lib.uci.edu/about/jobs/librarian-vacancies.html with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

 

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