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Online Doc Teen Services Librarian, City of Evanston Public Library, Illinois (Apply by Feb. 13)

by Jose Ruiz on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 01:25 pm

Librarian I – Teen Services

The Teen Services team at EPL is looking for an enthusiastic candidate, who is eager to share their knowledge and skills.  This candidate should be motivated and always willing to learn new skills.  This position will oversee in house programming for teens at the Main Library.  In 2017 and 2018 the Main location of the Evanston Public Library will begin a full renovation, which includes moving and expanding the current teen space.  A computer training lab, learning lab and digital media lab will also be in the same area as the teen space.  This position will work closely with staff in those spaces and may collaborate with them on programming for patrons of all different ages. 

Responsible for providing programming, reference and reader’s advisory services to teens (grades 6-12) and adults at the Evanston Public Library.

Nature of Work/Essential Functions:

PLEASE ATTACH A COVER LETTER AND RESUME ALONG WITH YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION

Hours:37.5 hours per week

Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday

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

  • Plans, presents, and evaluates innovative hands-on programming for teens, parents, caregivers and educators. Programming can relate to or include science, technology, engineering, the arts or math and other activities that will appeal to young adults.
  • May work on developing programming rooted in the Maker Movement philosophy.
  • May plan and lead a small number of adult technology classes after Main Library renovations.
  • Assists library users, primarily teens, with the use of library materials, services, equipment and facilities, including help in accessing online resources and downloading library media.
  • May assist with school and community outreach/engagement for teens.
  • Staffs Teen Loft service desk and other public desks as needed.
  • Interviews patrons carefully to determine what information is required and provides clear, accurate and timely answers to all patron inquiries. This may include; using reference books, periodicals, and electronic resources.
  • Updates website with event information and creates promotional materials for teen programs.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the Library’s teen and adult collections and electronic resources, keeping abreast of industry trends and innovations. Reads, listens to, and views a wide variety of teen literature and media.
  • May select materials for, and maintains, assigned area(s) of the collection.
  • Develops and maintains recommended booklists and resource guides for teens.
  • Serves as senior staff member in charge of the Teen area, and may serve as staff member in charge in the absence of the Young Adult Services Supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must possess a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university and must possess one (1) or more years of experience working with teens. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
  • Considerable knowledge of teen literature and authors, graphic novels, films, music, and games. Must be fluent with social media and personal technologies currently in use among young adults.
  • Experience and interest in any of the following areas: music and video creation and editing, graphic design, computer animation, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related activities (robotics, computer programming 3-D printing etc.): public speaking and creative writing desired.
  • 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 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 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, dictation, 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.

Additional Information:

SUPERVISION:

Under the supervision of the Young Adult Services Supervisor.  The individual has contact with other library agencies 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.  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.

 

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 Business Librarian, Goizueta Business Library at Emory University (apply by Feb. 28)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 11:48 am

Hello fellow ALA Scholars! (Apologies for any cross-posting annoyances)

My department is currently searching for a business librarian to join our team as one of my colleagues is retiring. I would love to see some applications from folks in this community! Please feel free to share with others that you feel may be interested and qualified. Thank you!

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=2506...

Hello fellow ALA Scholars! (Apologies for any cross-posting annoyances)

My department is currently searching for a business librarian to join our team as one of my colleagues is retiring. I would love to see some applications from folks in this community! Please feel free to share with others that you feel may be interested and qualified. Thank you!

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=2506...

Saira Raza
Business Librarian | Goizueta Business Library
Emory University | 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322-2870
(404) 727-3979 | saira.raza@emory.edu
http://business.library.emory.edu/

Business Librarian

949000:LITS: Goizueta Business Library
68710BR

Job Description
The Goizueta Business Library at Emory University has an exciting opportunity for a confident, imaginative and passionate business librarian committed to partnering with a top business school to transform and integrate business intelligence into the curriculum in very innovative, non-traditional ways.  The Business Library provides exceptional business information products and services to the Goizueta Business School’s faculty, students, staff and alumni, delivered through highly customized and personalized consultations, outreach, marketing, creative instruction, and successful digital learning experiences.

 
Position Duties
This individual will assume several liaison roles with the Goizueta Business School:  

  1. area liaison with the Information, Science and Operations Management (ISOM) faculty, responsible for building partnerships, evaluating and growing relevant collections, developing in-person and digital instruction and learning experiences for courses;
  2. liaison for the Undergraduate Business Program (BBA), responsible for identifying  opportunities to collaborate with the BBA Program Dean and staff,  and engaging with the BBA students in innovative and creative ways; this includes partnering with the BBA Career Management Center’s (CMC) towards developing programs around internship and job interview research preparation,  and assuming the lead role for the Business Library’s BBA Business Essentials Workshops.  

In addition, this individual will take the lead on several of the Business School’s industry concentrations and be the GBL representative on some Emory Libraries’ collection management working groups. 
 
As an active member of a highly collaborative team, this person will also be responsible for creating, marketing and delivering a range of business information products and services in support of all of the Business Library’s target customers (e.g. students across all Programs, Faculty, Staff, and GBS Alumni). These responsibilities include:  Supporting Faculty teaching and research, designing and teaching instructional classes and providing in-person and online consultation and reference services; during the Fall and Spring semesters, this individual will maintain a weekly evening desk schedule and work two-three Saturday and Sunday desk schedules per semester;  throughout the year, she/he will additionally be expected to participate in other evening and weekend events and activities.  All of this is accomplished through an integrated and creative strategy which positions the business librarians to be present both physically in the Goizueta Business Library and Business School and virtually in the multiple digital spaces in which the students, faculty  and alumni engage.
 
A commitment to involvement in Goizueta Business School, Emory Libraries, and University-wide committees and activities, and demonstrated commitment to professional organizations and professional development activities is also expected.
 
Competencies: A successful candidate possesses the following characteristics and experiences:

  • Demonstrated experience teaching business intelligence classes and consultations across both BBA and MBA communities.
  • Demonstrated interest working with undergraduate business students, and an innovative, non-traditional mindset that embraces what success looks like for business students and future business leaders.
  • In-depth knowledge of commercial and academic business databases such as FactSet, Factiva, EIU, Marketline, SimplyMap, Business Source Complete, EconLit and Science Direct.
  • Strong commitment to a customer-centered service model that anticipates and is responsive to the distinctive needs of Business School faculty, students, and alumni
  • Familiarity with assessment implementation and analysis in support of setting strategy and ensuring on-going alignment with core customers.
  • Preference for participating in a team-based, highly collaborative work environment
  • Embraces challenges and risks as exciting opportunities for change and improvement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in data analysis and data visualization, including use of tools such as Tableau, Excel, Google Analytics.

 
Required Qualifications
 

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science OR equivalent education and professional experience in a business academic or business information setting OR experience working in the relevant business field.
  • Two to five years of professional experience in a business academic setting or experience working in a corporate or other type of business environment is preferred.
  • Ability to build and sustain effective interpersonal relationships with library staff, faculty and students, off campus faculty and administrators, campus administrators, stakeholders, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge using and teaching commercial and academic business databases relevant to the business school's academic areas (e.g. operations, marketing, finance, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of commercial and academic business databases such as FactSet, Factiva, EIU, Euromonitor’s Passport, and Science Direct.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and comfort using a range of technologies, including computers and mobile devices and library-relevant information technology applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in relevant subject disciplines.
  • Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, project, and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time and within budget and in accordance with project parameters.
  • Willingness and availability to work regular weekday evening and weekend schedules
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population.
  • Capacity to thrive in an ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a major research institution and professional school environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Evidence of active participation, involvement, and leadership in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to a customer centered service model that is responsive to and anticipates the distinctive needs of faculty, students and alumni.
  • Enthusiasm for participating in a team based collaborative work environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in academic business libraries, higher education, and professional business schools.
  • Embraces challenges as exciting opportunities for change and improvement.

 

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Discussion Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Professional Fellowship Program 2017 (apply by Feb. 28)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 11:46 am

Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library welcomes applications from current graduate students in library science, information studies, preservation, archives or a related program for its newly constituted professional fellowship program. The program has been designed to provide practical experience to current graduate students interested in pursuing a career in a special collections library setting.

Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library welcomes applications from current graduate students in library science, information studies, preservation, archives or a related program for its newly constituted professional fellowship program. The program has been designed to provide practical experience to current graduate students interested in pursuing a career in a special collections library setting.

The Beinecke Library is Yale's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books as well as strong collections of historical materials. Its collections are internationally known and heavily used by scholars from around the world. For further information about the Beinecke Library, consult the library's web site at: http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke.

Professional fellows will work in an area of their specific interest and have the opportunity to learn more about how special collection libraries and major research libraries are organized and function. Professional fellows will undertake and complete a project based on their interests and skills, as well as the needs of the Library.

The Beinecke Library has two professional fellowships available for the summer of 2017, and is looking to host a professional fellow in the following areas (see the list at end for additional details):

- Research services and teaching with special collections
- Rare book cataloging

Professional fellows will work closely with staff in each of these areas and will be integrated into the broader operations of the library through tours, meetings with staff in the Beinecke Library and the Yale University Library, and participation in special projects as available and necessary.

Eligibility and requirements

- Applicants must be current graduate students in good standing in a library science, information studies, preservation, archives or related program
- Applicants must have completed at least three courses before the start date of their professional fellowship
- Applicants must commit to 10 consecutive weeks of employment between June 1st and August 31st , 2017
- At the end of the professional fellowship, fellows will be required to submit a final report describing their experiences or participate in an exit interview
- Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
- Successful applicants will need to pass a security background check

Professional Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 to be used for housing, travel and other expenses. The stipend will be divided into three payments: upon starting, halfway through, and upon completion of the professional fellowship.

Applicants should submit the items below by Feb. 28, 2017, with a decision made in the beginning of April. Successful candidates will be contacted in the beginning of April.
- Cover letter indicating professional fellowship area preference, as described below
- Current resume
- Three letters of reference and contact information, including one from your current institution
- List of completed classes (unofficial transcripts accepted)

After Feb. 1, 2017, apply online at https://yale.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx

Please send any questions concerning the professional fellowships to Allison Van Rhee, Senior Administrative Assistant, Beinecke Library at allison.vanrhee@yale.edu

Projects

Research services and teaching with special collections
Working with the Research Services Librarian and the Assistant Head of Access Services, the professional fellow will:
- Provide research support for patrons and faculty in person and through email
- Be the Beinecke staff presence in select classes taught during the professional fellowship period
- Select materials for one or more “collection highlights” shows for later Beinecke staff use
- Give tours to interested groups

These duties will allow the professional fellow to develop skills in key aspects of public services in special collections and gain exposure to the complexities of providing those services in special collections settings, including using specialized databases, understanding legacy cataloguing, and remaining mindful of security considerations. The professional fellow will also assist Beinecke staff in their mission of making the library’s collections accessible and supporting the teaching and research mission of Yale University.

Rare book cataloging

Working with Catalog Librarians, the professional fellow will have a:
- Broad introduction to technical services functions for rare books with an emphasis on rare book cataloging for a wide range of material from the 15th century to the present
- Introduction and experience using Voyager, OCLC/Connexion and other bibliographic databases
- Introduction and experience with RDA, DCRM(B) (Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books)), LCSH, genre headings, and authority control
- Specific projects will depend on a person’s language skills, cataloging background, and interests (e.g. early books, artist books, maps, serials, or music)

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

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Discussion Marketing and Communications Specialist, Madison Public Library (apply by Feb. 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 11:42 am

The Marketing and Communications Specialist at the Madison Public Library will serve as an ambassador for Madison Public Library through developing many communications aimed at advancing the library's visibility in the community and increasing direct engagement with library events, services, and spaces. This position will focus on creating a consistent and engaging message and communicating that message collaboratively with staff and community partners across multiple platforms.

The Marketing and Communications Specialist at the Madison Public Library will serve as an ambassador for Madison Public Library through developing many communications aimed at advancing the library's visibility in the community and increasing direct engagement with library events, services, and spaces. This position will focus on creating a consistent and engaging message and communicating that message collaboratively with staff and community partners across multiple platforms.

The Marketing and Communications Specialist will create and distribute promotional and communications materials for a wide variety of audiences; participate in the promotional design process including graphic design of flyers, web content, and social media; create or oversee video and audio communications; coordinate communication work of staff, partners, interns, and volunteers; promote media relations for the library; and plan and implement special events. Under general supervision of the Library Media Coordinator, work involves the exercise of independent judgment and initiative in the management of projects and activities.

The Marketing and Communications Specialist must possess:
• a passion for libraries and a curiosity for the many ways our community engages with libraries and library services;
• a demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships;
• proven experience in drafting a wide variety of communications and reaching diverse audiences;
• professional experience with multiple social media platforms;
• excellent communication skills, both in writing and in speech;
• knowledge of principles, best practices, and tools used in communications and marketing;
• an understanding of principles of racial equity and social justice.
The Madison Public Library is an award-winning library system, dedicated to celebrating ideas, promoting creativity, connecting people, and enriching lives. Working for Madison Public Library means working alongside a highly talented and truly outstanding group of people. And, we don't just excel in traditional library services: The Bubbler (http://www.madisonbubbler.org) has received national attention for taking the makerspace concept into new and exciting directions; our youth services librarians are working with nurses to incorporate literacy into in-home prenatal care visits; and librarians lead four of the City of Madison's Neighborhood Resource Teams (http://www.cityofmadison.com/mayor/nrt). Our spaces also shine, with a new community kitchen supporting youth nutrition and community meals at our Meadowridge Library, while the fully equipped Media Lab (http://www.madisonbubbler.org/media-lab) in our Central Library uses experts in the field to teach everything from audio engineering to video game design to Photoshop. Madison Public Library is bigger than our buildings, though – our focus is community engagement and empowerment – both within and outside the library walls. We are in the business of changing lives.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Create and distribute promotional and communications materials for a wide variety of audiences.
• Write press releases, news stories, reports, evaluations, and other print and online communications.
• Share stories about library programs, services and collections across multiple platforms – web, print, social media, etc.
• Copywrite and edit communications of others related to the library.
• Maintain calendar of events, and create and distribute calendar announcements.
Multimedia design including graphic design of flyers, web content, and social media; and video and audio communications.
• Use Photoshop, InDesign and other Adobe Creative Suite software to design a wide variety of graphic communications, including reports, flyers, postcards, bookmarks, invitations, and other internal and external communications.
• Contribute to the library's online photosharing accounts.
• Create and maintain a testimonial archive including photos, stories, videos, and audio files.
• Create and maintain calendar records for events.
Coordination of communications works by staff, interns, and volunteers.
• Train new staff in communication and event platforms used by the library.
• Manage library web site accounts and directories.
• Train and oversee interns and volunteers on basic communications work.
Plan and implement special events.
• Work with library staff, management, Foundation and Friends to host tours, events, or special promotions.
• Assist with Wisconsin Book Festival events and planning.
Perform related work as required, including work on special projects, hosting or assisting with library events or outreach efforts, maintaining promotional budgets or tracking purchases, or research related to programming and communications.

For the complete list of duties and responsibilities, please reference the Marketing and Communications Specialist classification specification on-line at:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/madisonwi/default.cfm?action=specbullet...

For more information about the Madison Public Library and its programs, please visit:
http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org

Minimum Qualifications:
• Possession of an associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Graphics Design, Digital Media, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or other related field, and two years of professional experience in the development and maintenance of website and social media content, including graphics work.
OR
• Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Graphics Design, Digital Media, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or other related field, and related volunteer or internship project-based experience.
If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience:
Two years experience in applying the following:
• Graphic design for print and web, and current computer-based graphic design software including Adobe Creative Suite.
• Principles and techniques relating to communications and marketing.
• Content management system and/or WYSIWYG editor experience.
• Social media concepts, best practices, and major social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other popular platforms.
• Computer software applicable to the duties of the position, including Microsoft Office Suite.
• Project management methods and practices.
Familiarity with the following:
• Photography and the ability to take, edit and resize photos.
• HTML and web design principles.
• Standard library resources.
• The role of the public library in the community
Ability to:
• Write effectively, concisely, and creatively for a variety of print and online platforms, including good English composition and correct punctuation, spelling, and grammatical usage.
• Communicate effectively and creatively, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, program partners, and other members of the public and business communities.
• Work independently, exercise great attention to detail, and establish priorities to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
• Prepare and disseminate effective marketing, advertising, and public relations materials, plans, and strategies.
• Maintain a positive, flexible, and innovative approach to library programs and services.
The City of Madison strives to provide exceptional customer service to all its citizens and visitors. Therefore successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse and/or underserved individuals and communities in traditional and non-traditional settings; apply racial equity principles and communicate effectively across cultures; and develop and maintain relationships with community partners, City staff, library staff, and members of the general public.

For a complete list of the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, please see the class specification at this link:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/madisonwi/default.cfm?action=specbullet...

Special Requirements:
Ability to meet the transportation requirements of the position.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when needed.

Physical Requirements
The incumbent will be expected to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally. Must be able to occasionally stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, reach overhead and repeatedly lift objects weighing up to three pounds. The incumbent must be able to assist in setting up room arrangements (including moving tables and chairs) and operate equipment.
For additional information and to apply online by February 15, 2017, please visit: http://www.cityofmadison.com/HR/employment/JobOpenings.cfm

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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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