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Discussion Scholarly Communications Librarian and English and American Literature Librarian -University of Iowa (UI) Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 09:25 am

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA

Two positions to fill: Scholarly Communications Librarian and English and American Literature Librarian

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA

Two positions to fill: Scholarly Communications Librarian and English and American Literature Librarian

The University of Iowa (UI) Libraries is seeking to fill two full-time positions: Scholarly Communications Librarian and English and American Literature Librarian. Details are available at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/employment/. Appointments will be made at either Specialist Librarian (PLB2-4A) within a salary range of $50,000 to $64,000, or Expert Librarian (PLB3-5A) within a salary range of $55,000 to $79,000, 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.

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.

 

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Discussion Health Sciences Librarian, Clemson University Libraries (apply by Oct 14)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 09:21 am

The Clemson University Libraries seek a Health Sciences Librarian. The successful candidate will provide research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach services for health sciences and nursing disciplines. This is a 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank and status and works under the direction of the Head of Information & Research Services.
Responsibilities include:
Research Services
• Serves as the liaison librarian for Public Health Sciences and the School of Nursing.

The Clemson University Libraries seek a Health Sciences Librarian. The successful candidate will provide research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach services for health sciences and nursing disciplines. This is a 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank and status and works under the direction of the Head of Information & Research Services.
Responsibilities include:
Research Services
• Serves as the liaison librarian for Public Health Sciences and the School of Nursing.
• Collaborates with other librarians to support departments in the College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences.
• Provides general reference services as well as in-depth research consultations for students and faculty in liaison areas.
• Provides faculty and researcher support for NIH Public Access Policy compliance requirements.
• Assists faculty with the creation and evaluation of data management plans, analysis of research impact, and development of grant proposals.
• Develops a comprehensive plan for library services to support students and faculty who are collaborating with the Greenville Health System. Determine ways to support health research projects and educational initiatives at Greenville campuses.
Instruction & Outreach
• Teaches course-related library instruction sessions and designs instructional materials for classes in health sciences and nursing.
• Creates and maintains library subject and course research guides (LibGuides) and other instructional tools to help students, faculty, and staff effectively use library resources.
• Collaborates with the instruction team to create learning outcomes and assessment modules for instruction sessions.
• Participates in outreach and instructional activities
Collection Development
• Builds and manages library collections in liaison subject areas, including updating collection policies, selecting print and electronic materials, and weeding.
• Works with liaison teams to determine shared collection purchases and priorities.
• Works with vendors that provide health science resources to review products and coordinate training for faculty, students, and librarians.

Research, Service, and Professional Development
As a member of the library faculty, the successful candidate is expected to pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service, and professional development.
Required Qualifications:
Minimum:
• An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or other relevant graduate degree as deemed appropriate by the Libraries
• Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated knowledge of health science resources, including CINAHL, MEDLINE, and Web of Science
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
Preferred:
• Undergraduate or advanced degree in health or life sciences
• Experience conducting or supporting health sciences or nursing research
• Experience in designing, teaching, and assessing library instruction
• Familiarity of NIH Public Access Policy
• Evidence of, or potential for, professional and/or scholarly activity

Salary and Benefits: Faculty rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. State of South Carolina, TIAA-CREF, or other retirement plans available. Various medical plans, dental plans, 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Clemson University allows employees to earn up to six credit hours free of charge each semester. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

Location: Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science and engineering-oriented research university in a college-town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. Ranked as one of America’s Top 20 Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report, Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive to Charlotte and Atlanta.

Application process: Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae and contact information of three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by October 14, 2016 will be guaranteed consideration.

Jeanne Clery Act: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas. As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution. For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources – Prospective Employees web page:
http://www.clemson.edu/cao/humanresources/prospective/

Closing Statement: Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

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Discussion Head of Technical Services, San Diego State University: Library and Information Access (apply by Sept 26)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 09:19 am

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, proactive, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Head of Technical Services. Review will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Preference will be given to applications received by September 26, 2016. Applicants must apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/37027

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, proactive, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Head of Technical Services. Review will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Preference will be given to applications received by September 26, 2016. Applicants must apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/37027

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, proactive, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Head of Technical Services.  The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, collegial, user-focused librarian who will be able to provide leadership as we reorganize our technical services departments and migrate to a new consortial and local integrated library management system.  This position will provide timely and strategic management of resource description and metadata activities to support the research, teaching, and learning needs of the university community.  The incumbent will be responsible for the overall management and staff supervision of the division, including acquisitions, cataloging, classification, physical processing, database and electronic resource maintenance, and processing of government publications.  These units currently consist of 3 tenured librarians and 9 support staff.  As a member of the Library faculty, this position will be actively involved in library governance activities and will provide expertise regarding innovations in information organization, discovery, and access.

This position will be appointed at the rank of Associate Librarian.

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Discussion Free Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science- University of Maryland

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 09:10 am

The program for the 2016 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS) is now available at: http://go.umd.edu/CIDLIS2016. Registration is still open to attend CIDLIS 2016 at the University of Maryland on October 20 and 21. As always, attendance is free and so is the food.

The program for the 2016 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS) is now available at: http://go.umd.edu/CIDLIS2016. Registration is still open to attend CIDLIS 2016 at the University of Maryland on October 20 and 21. As always, attendance is free and so is the food.

With three workshops, three dozen presentations and posters, and a keynote by Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell on the ability of libraries to engage and empower youth of color, CIDLIS 2016 will feature an exciting and insightful program that addresses diversity, inclusion, rights, and justice in LIS professions, institutions, education, and research.

CIDLIS is the one annual event at which practitioners, educators, and scholars interested in issues of diversity, inclusion, rights, and justice in LIS can gather to learn, share, and network, CIDLIS has grown in five years to now draw attendees from across the United States and Canada, as well as from Europe and Asia.

If you have any questions, please contact us at lisdiversity@umd.edu

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Discussion Manager, Innovation and Technology, Cambridge Public Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 09:08 am

Come work for a great team! Please circulate and let me know if you have any questions.
Maria Taesil Hudson McCauley (formerly Carpenter), ALA Spectrum '99

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NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: 9/12/16

CLOSING DATE: 10/11/16

Recruitment of external applicants is underway concurrent with this posting.

Resumes and letters of interest can be submitted via email to employment@cambridgema.gov.

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Come work for a great team! Please circulate and let me know if you have any questions.
Maria Taesil Hudson McCauley (formerly Carpenter), ALA Spectrum '99

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NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: 9/12/16

CLOSING DATE: 10/11/16

Recruitment of external applicants is underway concurrent with this posting.

Resumes and letters of interest can be submitted via email to employment@cambridgema.gov.

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

JOB TITLE Manager, Innovation and Technology

DEPARTMENT: Cambridge Public Library

JOB CODE/POSITION #: M227-701

CIVIL SERVICE: Not subject to civil service rules and regulations

HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 hours per week, generally Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. A flexible schedule is required, working some evenings and weekends in special and emergency situations that require IT support.

UNION AFFILIATION: None

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Manager of Innovation and Technology acts as a visionary and advocate for the Cambridge Public Library’s successful adoption of the best developments in software and technology in accordance with public library principles. The Manager advises the department on the use of technology to improve operations and achieve strategic goals, and positions the Library to serve as an effective bridge to those without personal access to e-content or technology. Working closely with library leadership and collaboratively across departments, this individual discovers, evaluates, recommends and implements new technologies to facilitate the library’s ability to educate, inform and promote literacy in the community. Working within the context of the city’s IT structures, the position is responsible for the oversight of all library technology and the supervision of the library’s IT staff. Specific duties include but are not limited to the
following:

Strategy & Planning:

· Creates a clear, compelling and achievable vision for IT in the Library

· Identifies within the fields of librarianship and IT new opportunities to exploit technology to achieve the library’s programmatic and service goals. Advises, educates and counsels library leadership on technological trends and innovations in the fields of librarianship and IT and their potential intersections and implications

· Partners with library leadership and stakeholders to build improvements, drive strategy and define customer-focused future initiatives in order to optimize library operations, programs and services

· Leads strategic and operational planning for the use of technologies to achieve organizational goals by fostering innovation, teamwork and collaboration, prioritizing initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment and management of current and future technology systems in the Library

· Advances the Library as the destination in the City to discover, learn, and experience new technology

· Develops, tracks and manages the library’s annual technology operating budget; identifies capital technology needs, and works collaboratively and effectively with city IT structures to gain funding

Technology Management:

· Proposes, develops, implements and monitors technology initiatives including information, communication, audio and video technologies

· Identifies technology solutions and fosters innovation by seeking to create engaging experiences and new services for the library community

· Coordinates with stakeholders to define system requirements for new technology implementations

· Promotes a strong working relationship with city IT and other departments in order to establish partnerships and achieve mutual goals

· Defines and communicates library plans, policies and standards for the implementation, monitoring and operation of technology systems; gathers and maintains relevant documentation

· Ensures continuous delivery of service through the timely review of hardware and software maintenance contracts, and the implementation of a replacement schedule for equipment and software upgrades; ensures accurate inventory is maintained

· Oversees library adherence to applicable laws and regulations as well as industry best practices

Supervision:

· Supervises the library’s Systems Coordinator and support staff, including managing individual staff member’s professional development and performance

· Leads and motivates employees; provides feedback, coaching, and counseling to enhance or improve performance. Sets clear expectations and holds individuals accountable for their performance and behavior

· Recommends goals, objectives and training for library IT staff which promotes the technology capacity of the organization

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field is required. Three to five years of successful experience overseeing the management, design and implementation of technology initiatives; at least five years of experience in the Information Technology field, three of which were in a leadership or management role. Library experience is desirable. Customer service experience is essential. Transformative change agent who is open to new ideas and has a proven record of successfully leading collaborative initiatives; consensus building ability with direct reports and stakeholders; Ability to motivate and get best results in a team-orientated, collaborative environment; Experience working in large complex organizations and in the public sector strongly preferred. Willingness to seek and develop an understanding of the role, mission and functioning of a large urban public library system; Outstanding project management skills; proven ability to lead internal project teams; Experience with web content management, social media public relations tools, use of Project and Portfolio Management systems; Demonstrated experience managing enterprise windows systems and tools is required; Knowledge and experience working with BMC Remedy, and or People Soft is a plus; Experience working major system design and implementation projects for CRM systems highly desirable; Able to extract information from multiple SL Serve databases using T-SQL; Advanced data analysis skills using SQL and Excel; Able to anticipate needs, organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, work independently, and meet deadlines. Ability to multi-task, prioritize multiple competing demands and to manage IT staff to meet deadlines; exceptionally self-motivated and self-directed; Superior analytical and problem-solving skills; Strong track record of implementing strategic solutions; Ability to solve problems; Able to calmly and effectively respond to the unexpected; Outstanding interpersonal skills; Communicates effectively, patiently and courteously; ability to work with diverse groups of people representing different departments and organizations. Ability to present information in a concise, user-friendly language. Excellent oral and written communication skills; Exceptional customer service orientation. Ability to work with non-technically orientated end users. Appreciation of and sincere desire to work in a diverse, urban setting; Experienced in external outreach with potential vendors and collaborative partners; Excellent judgment, tact, empathy, patience, maturity, sense of humor

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physically able to operate a variety of technical equipment such as computers, scanners, printers, and mobile devices; Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time; Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work; Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines; Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permit the employee to read printed and online materials.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, library and city locations including outside venues as necessary; Normal office exposure to noise and interruptions; Attends and participates in various programs as requested to enhance skills associated with the position.

RATE: $100,381 - $110,214 + excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on the closing date via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

https://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/Files/cambridgepubliclibrary/aboutus...

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Discussion Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Content Strategies, UC Santa Barbara (apply by Oct 30)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 09:06 am

ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN-SCHOLARLY RESOURCES & CONTENT STRATEGIES
University of California Santa Barbara Library

ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN-SCHOLARLY RESOURCES & CONTENT STRATEGIES
University of California Santa Barbara Library
Lead the UCSB Library Scholarly Resources & Content Strategies programs and explore new strategies providing scholarly information to support research and teaching missions; increase the visibility of the Library's distinctive collections and their research value; align resources with the UCSB's campus's teaching and research mission; and facilitate discovery and use of data created and published by UCSB researchers and scholars. The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, seeks a successful Associate University Librarian (AUL) who will provide leadership and program oversight of key programs and services committed to the activities of UCSB researches and scholars. The AUL will set library-wide policy for collection development, data curation, digitization initiatives, scholarly communications, licensing, acquisitions, and preservation. Teamwork is essential-the chosen candidate will work collaboratively with faculty, subject librarians, collections staff, the California Digital Library (to provide access to electronic resources meeting the UCSB's needs), sister UC campuses and other cooperative partners. The AUL will convene ad hoc or functional groups to work creatively together with all staff engaged in collection issues. A key new project will be exploring new ways to strengthen collaborative collection development, shared collections, and c-investments for content needed by UCSB researchers and scholars.

Responsibilities. With five direct reports and 45FTE personnel, the Associate University Librarian reports to the University Librarian. Key responsibilities include: establishing criteria of excellence and effectiveness for all aspects of the Library's intellectual content collection building, digital initiatives, and access to collections; mobilizing and supporting staff to meet criteria through shared processes and practices; managing the information resources budget and serving as key spokesperson for collections to faculty, students and other patrons; providing campus wide leadership working closely with faculty and colleagues charting a sustainable future for scholarly communications; and supervising and providing strategic direction to the Library's Acquisition & Resource Management Services, Cataloging and Metadata, Collection Development, Digital Services and Scholarly Communication departments. The AUL shares decision making authority for personnel actions, resource management, and policy development. The AUL also represents the Library in the appropriate University, regional and national bodies and contributes through publications, formal presentations, and professional participation.

Qualifications. Required qualifications include: an ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent degree with relevant experience; significant work experience in an academic research library; demonstrated understanding of building research collections; demonstrated leadership fostering partnerships; demonstrated understanding of scholarly communication issues and new models shaping future publishing; proven management experience in a complex, multi-functional library; superior interpersonal skills and team builder; ability to work in a diverse setting with diverse staff and campus communities; a strong commitment to staff development; and superior analytical and problem solving skills. Preferred qualifications include: a second Master's degree and/or Doctorate; playing a responsible role in acquisitions and collections; experience with digital scholarship, data-intensive research support, data curation, and digital initiatives and preservation; library fundraising efforts, and a significant record of publications and/or presentation experience.

Compensation. The position offers a starting salary range of $99,100 to $178,500 and an attractive benefits package.

UCSB is one of only sixty-one research intensive institutions elected to membership in the Association of American Universities. The Library is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, innovation, and collaboration with a vision to be the premier scholar resource and information leader advancing UCSB's mission of research, teaching and service to California and beyond. The Library is actively engaged with partners to provide extensive resources and services to advance information discovery for research, scholarship and creativity in a dynamically evolving teaching and learning environment. The Library's collections of 3 million volumes and 6 million non-print and digital resources supports undergraduate and graduate programs in thirty-three academic areas. The Library takes pride in providing outstanding service. For additional information on the Library, the University and the region, please visit: http://www.gossagesager.com/ucsantabarbaralinks.htm

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone: http://www.gossagesager.com/contactus.html.

To start the application process, send an in-depth cover letter and your curriculum vitae as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of October 30, 2016. Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Discussion Emerging Technology and Systems Librarian, Borough of Manhattan Community College (apply by Nov 11)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 04:57 pm

Instructor/Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Emerging Technology and Systems Librarian in New York, New York

A. Philip Randolph Memorial Library at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is growing and would like to attract new faculty members who will share and contribute to the growth process. We invite applications for an Instructor/Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position in Emerging Technology and Systems Librarian.

Instructor/Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Emerging Technology and Systems Librarian in New York, New York

A. Philip Randolph Memorial Library at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is growing and would like to attract new faculty members who will share and contribute to the growth process. We invite applications for an Instructor/Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position in Emerging Technology and Systems Librarian.

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is an integral part of the City University of New York (CUNY) with the largest college enrollment in the CUNY system of over 25,000 students. It is strategically located in downtown Manhattan in close proximity to the artistic communities of Tribeca and SoHo, the dynamic downtown financial district, and the center of New York City government at City Hall.

Library faculty are expected to provide research support to faculty, students, and staff in person, one on one consultations, via email and chat; participate in library’s instruction program; participate in developing collections and acquiring materials in all formats and media. Faculty review Library usage patterns and makes recommendations regarding services; assist in developing and monitoring Library policies and user service standards; supervise and/or train staff, students, and others assigned to the Library. Duties may include some weekend and evening hours. Library faculty are expected to perform related duties as assigned. Research and publication are expected for tenure and promotion.

The successful candidate will further have the ability to manage and support the operation of the library's shared integrated library system (ILS) by maintaining configuration and access tables, creating documentation, maintaining passwords and authorizations; resolving problems relating to records, access, and functionality; and keeping up to-date on system and software issues.

The Emerging Technology and Systems Librarian will deliver regular reports generated in the ILS to the Chief Librarian and other library faculty as required. They will collaborate with library departments, campus IT professionals, bibliographic utility vendors, and the CUNY Office of Library Services (OLS) to identify, format, and coordinate the batch loading of vendor-supplied records into the online catalog.

The Emerging Technology and Systems Librarian will manage LibGuides, Share Point, and Word Press for the Randolph Library as well as provide staff training for library software applications. They will also manage the library’s EZProxy system, OneSearch, and SFX.

The ideal candidate will serve as the library representative on CUNY-wide committees pertaining to information technology; build staff awareness of new and emerging technologies and Identify, evaluate, and recommend the adoption of technologies that improve the Library’s physical and virtual presence. They will also advise and assist in efforts to use emerging technologies to build relationships with users and increase awareness of Library resources and services in the campus community.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor:

Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Instructor:

Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.

QUALIFICATIONS

All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MUS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

For appointment as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

Preferred Qualifications include a minimum two years’ work experience in an academic systems or technology environment; programming skills in SQL, JavaScript, and/or another programming language; demonstrated ability managing Aleph or other ILS; experience using emerging technologies for metadata management and delivery. The ideal candidate will have a record of demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction to undergraduate students; ability to contribute to a team environment; excellent interpersonal skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and colleagues in a multicultural environment

COMPENSATION

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit: http://cuny.jobs/new-york-ny/instructorassistant-associate-or-full-profe... 

CLOSING DATE

November 11, 2016

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Discussion Head of Metadata & Cataloging Services, Colgate University Libraries (apply by Oct 17)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 04:49 pm

Colgate University Libraries
Head of Metadata & Cataloging Services

Colgate University Libraries
Head of Metadata & Cataloging Services

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader as the Head of Metadata & Cataloging Services. Reporting to the University Librarian, the ideal candidate will provide experienced leadership in planning, creation, and management of metadata and cataloging services, authority control processes, and bibliographic maintenance activities for items and collections purchased/acquired, subscribed, or created by the Colgate University Libraries. The individual in this position will manage staff engaged in cataloging print, physical, and electronic media while integrating electronic resource workflows and introducing innovative practices leveraging advanced metadata, indexing and analytical features of the libraries’ ILS and digital platforms for improved discoverability of the Libraries’ resources including digital resources relating to the university’s heritage.

Required Qualifications:
• Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited institution or program.
• Five years of progressively responsible experience in library metadata/cataloging.
• Experience with national bibliographic utilities (OCLC), integrated library systems, vendor cataloging services, authority control services, and automated routines for bibliographic maintenance.
• Experience in providing original cataloging for multiple formats. Professional understanding and working knowledge of cataloging procedures and principles including BIBFRAME, RDA, MARC21, AACR2, LCSH and LC classification and authority formats.
• Professional understanding and working knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata schemas, standards, and their applications, such as Dublin Core, METS and MODS, and familiarity with the evolution of technical services products and services.
• Two years experience and demonstrated skill in direct supervision of support staff or librarians, including hiring, orienting, training and development, organizing workloads, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, monitoring, coaching.
• Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative as a supervisor in order to accomplish departmental, library, and institutional goals.
• Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment.

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://cul.colgate.edu/joinus.html

Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7936. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe how they have or would propose to work in a diverse environment. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.
Review of application materials will begin on October 17, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University’s educational mission. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at http://www.upstatenyherc.org

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Discussion YALSA’s YA Services Symposium – Register by 9/15 and Save!

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 04:20 pm

YALSA’s YA Services Symposium – Register by 9/15 and Save!
Want to learn something new and connect with others working for & with teens? Register for YALSA's YA Services Symposium through Sept. 15th to get the best rate! On the 16th, registration rates go up by $50. The event will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 4 - 6.

YALSA’s YA Services Symposium – Register by 9/15 and Save!
Want to learn something new and connect with others working for & with teens? Register for YALSA's YA Services Symposium through Sept. 15th to get the best rate! On the 16th, registration rates go up by $50. The event will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 4 - 6.

The Symposium will gather together school and public library staff, educators, researchers, young adult authors and other teen advocates to discuss the role of libraries in empowering teens within the library and beyond. The event will pursue answers to such questions as:  How can libraries leverage teen talent and expertise within the library and out in the community?  What are best practices in designing youth participation opportunities for and with teens, including teens who are not regular library users?  How can libraries best connect with community agencies to provide youth-driven services and programs that meet teen needs and solve community problems?  In what ways can empowering teens through libraries address such issues as equity and inclusion?  What knowledge and skills do library staff need in order to actively engage teens of all backgrounds in youth-driven services and programs?  What existing resources can libraries leverage in order to engage and empower teens of all backgrounds?

Learn more and register at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium 

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Discussion Discovery Services Librarian, Kenyon College (apply by Oct 10)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 11:23 am

Discovery Services Librarian

Discovery Services Librarian

Kenyon College seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professional to join the Collection Services department of Library & Information Services in a newly defined role as the Discovery Services Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Collection Services, the Discovery Services Librarian is responsible for administration and maintenance of web-scale discovery products at Kenyon and will seek to integrate, improve, and extend the library’s various search tools, including the library catalog (Innovative’s Sierra), discovery layer (Summon), and e-resources portals (ProQuest’s ERMS and 360 Link Resolver) to promote seamless access to information resources. This position is also responsible for culling, organizing, and maintaining usage data of e-resources and making it accessible to staff members for internal reporting and analysis purposes. This position also participates in research and reference services to gain further insight into users’ practical experience with library discovery tools.

For more information or to apply, visit
http://careers.kenyon.edu/cw/en-us/job/492394/discovery-services-librarian.
We will begin reviewing applicants immediately; candidates applying by October 10, 2016 will be assured of consideration for this position.

 

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