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Discussion Electronic Resources Librarian, CSU East Bay (apply by Sept. 23)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 10:31 am

We currently have a full-time library faculty opening for an Electronic Resources Librarian:

Summary of Position:

We currently have a full-time library faculty opening for an Electronic Resources Librarian:

Summary of Position:

Working collegially with the library faculty, the Electronic Resources Librarian will develop and manage electronic resource collections, including acquisition, licensing and access; keep current with emerging technologies and developments in electronic products and services; serve as a liaison between library public and technical services to facilitate the effective integration of electronic resources to support the teaching and learning mission of the University; and design effective assessment strategies for electronic resources and services.

For full description and to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/35629

First Review date: 9/23/16, open until filled

Lana Mariko Wood, MA, MS
Health Sciences and Scholarly Communication Librarian
Library Faculty
California State University, East Bay
510-885-2656 | lana.wood@csueastbay.edu

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Discussion Archivist, Trinity University’s Elizabeth Huth Coates Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 10:28 am

COATES LIBRARY ‐‐ TRINITY UNIVERSITY

Archivist

At Trinity University’s Elizabeth Huth Coates Library, we believe that together, archives and special collections have a crucial role to play in the future of the academic library. We therefore seek qualified candidates for the position of archivist who are passionate about caring for and sharing the institution’s archival materials.
Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

COATES LIBRARY ‐‐ TRINITY UNIVERSITY

Archivist

At Trinity University’s Elizabeth Huth Coates Library, we believe that together, archives and special collections have a crucial role to play in the future of the academic library. We therefore seek qualified candidates for the position of archivist who are passionate about caring for and sharing the institution’s archival materials.
Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Head of Collection Strategies & Resource Sharing, this contract staff position is full-time. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on a university archives by surveying and assessing the existing archives, recommending a plan to process a backlog of materials, offering recommendations for the organization of space, implementing up-to-date processing procedures, and planning and implementing technology related to the management of archival collections, including reformatting, data migration, and the management of born-digital resources. The archivist

● Administers and plans all aspects of the operation and care of the Elizabeth Huth Coates Library’s archives.
● Establishes priorities, goals, and objectives for the archives.
● Develops and implements policies, procedures, and standards for efficient and effective operation and maintenance.
● Makes the archives visible and promotes their use.
● Supervises student workers and, upon occasion, guides classified staff.

Full details & specific responsibilities are posted at: http://lib.trinity.edu/lib2/pdfs/archivist.pdf.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archival studies, master’s degree in archives and records administration or archival studies, or an advanced degree in history with archival certification (Certified Archivist). A minimum of 5 years of professional archives experience. Knowledge of and experience with descriptive standards such as DACS, EAD, and Dublin Core. Experience working with one or more collections management systems, content management systems, and/or digital preservation systems (e.g., Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, CONTENTdm, etc.). Demonstrated commitment to high-quality technical and public service.

Preferred:
Experience managing archival collections and institutional records in an academic setting. Digital Archives Specialist certification or has coursework or training in digital archives, including knowledge of accessioning and processing methodologies relating to born-digital materials and understanding of digital preservation. Demonstrated ability to provide reference service related to archival materials and to work cooperatively with colleagues in the library and on campus. Good writing skills. Experience with environmental monitoring, disaster planning, in-house conservation, reformatting, and data migration. Familiarity with the variety of services available through outside vendors. Understanding of copyright and rights management issues and of privacy laws relating to analog and born-digital collections. Project management experience. Knowledge of integrated library systems and understanding of descriptive cataloging.

TRINITY UNIVERSITY is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences institution characterized by a demanding curriculum, distinguished faculty, exceptionally bright students, and a campus that is among the most modern and beautiful in America. Trinity’s Coates Library was recognized for its innovation as the college division recipient of ACRL’s 2007 Excellence in Academic Libraries award. Trinity is located in what Will Rogers called one of America's four unique cities. Combining Old World charm, a multicultural heritage, and numerous cultural and historical attractions, San Antonio is a friendly, affordable, and enchanting city in which to live and work.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: Trinity-paid TIAA/CREF when qualified, comprehensive insurance options, twenty days of annual vacation, and generous professional development support. This is a twelve‐month, contract staff position.

TO APPLY: Submit a detailed resume, application letter addressing experience and interest, and the names, phone numbers, email and postal addresses of three references to: Diane J. Graves, University Librarian, (send email applications to mpylant@trinity.edu) Trinity University Library, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX, 78212-7200. Review of applications continues until the position is filled. Trinity is an EEOC/AA employer.

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Discussion National Digital Stewardship Residency (5 positions) - application review begins immediately

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 10:01 am

National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) Job Posting

NATIONAL DIGITAL STEWARDSHIP RESIDENCY VACANCIES
BIODIVERSITY HERITAGE LIBRARY
MULTIPLE SITES
http://library.mcz.harvard.edu/national-digital-stewardship-residency-nd...

JOB SUMMARY:

National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) Job Posting

NATIONAL DIGITAL STEWARDSHIP RESIDENCY VACANCIES
BIODIVERSITY HERITAGE LIBRARY
MULTIPLE SITES
http://library.mcz.harvard.edu/national-digital-stewardship-residency-nd...

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is a collaborative field experience program developed by The Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The program aims to develop a community of professionals in the dynamic fields of digital stewardship and (biodiversity) informatics. This resident cohort will enable five residents to work on projects related to the Biodiversity Heritage Library at BHL partner institutions in Cambridge, MA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, St. Louis , MO or Los Angeles, CA from January 2017 to December 2017.

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applicants must be U. S. citizens who have graduated from an accredited degree-granting Master’s or Doctoral program between Summer 2014 and January 2017. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident.
Relevant education (as noted in the Qualifications Required section below).
Basic knowledge of spreadsheet & office programs.
Analytical and research skills and tools
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Relocation from January 2017 to December 2017
Relocation expenses are not offered.
DUTIES:

This program will provide qualified post master and doctoral candidates the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills involving the collection, selection, management, long-term preservation, and accessibility of digital assets.

Experience with large data sets, knowledge of user-interface design, and the ability to incorporate user perspective in system planning is important. The resident should be comfortable working in a highly collaborative virtual environment

This resident cohort will enable five residents to work on projects related to the Biodiversity Heritage Library at BHL partner institutions in Cambridge, MA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, St. Louis, MO or Los Angeles, CA from January 2017 to December 2017. NDSR participants will get a first-hand look into the preservation issues and topics challenging these institutions. Through collaboration with other interested organizations, this project plans to identify guidelines for best practices in a digital library for collection analysis and data linking. Residents will each be assigned one of the following host institutions and corresponding projects. Applicants should specify their top three choices of institutions and projects from the list below in their cover letter.

The following five project outlines are proposed:

Content Analysis. This project will be an analysis of the quantity of literature underpinning the field of biodiversity, the amount of that literature in the public domain, the representation of each discipline (delineated by taxon group) within BHL, an exploration of methodologies to scope the collections, and areas where BHL may target development to better serve the research population. Host: BHL Chicago partners (The Field Museum of Natural History and the Chicago Botanic Garden) with mentors Library Directors Christine Giannoni and Leora Siegel.

Import of Crowdsourced Data Corrections and Enhancements. Building on the IMLS grant received by the Missouri Botanical Garden, Purposeful Gaming and BHL, in which BHL worked with Mary Flannagan and Tiltfactor , the mentors for this project will work with the resident to develop methodologies and propose tools for integration of crowdsourced data corrections and enhancements back into the BHL portal. Best practices will be documented for verification, trust, and multi-tier review. Host: Harvard University: MCZ, mentors Library Managers Constance Rinaldo and Joseph deVeer.

Enabling image discovery within the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Building on the successful NEH Art of Life grant, crowdsourced metadata around BHL images hosted on Flickr and Zooniverse would be integrated back into the BHL through user interface modifications to the BHL portal to enable image searching, browsing and display. The resident will work with the BHL technical team to propose best practices for integration of this data into BHL as well as sustainable methodologies for augmenting image tagging for BHL content. Host: Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT), mentors Library Director Douglas Holland and Data Projects Coordinator, Trish Rose-Sandler.

Digital Library Best Practices Analysis. The mentor will work with the resident to consult with BHL partners such as DPLA and Europeana to determine how BHL data works in these large scale national and pan-national digital libraries. The resident will propose analyses of other large-scale digital libraries (HathiTrust, the Internet Archive, National Digital Library of New Zealand, Trove, for example) to categorize high value tools and services that can be built into the next version of BHL or developed with existing APIs from partners. Host: Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, mentor Chief Librarian and Curator Richard Hulser. NHM Research Library.

User Needs and Usability Analysis.

The mentor will work with the resident to identify members of the larger taxonomic and biodiversity informatics community to determine user needs and services for providing increased value to BHL content. Building on a ten year relationship with this community, BHL staff will introduce the resident to relevant initiatives hosted at the Smithsonian, such as Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBoL) and Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) and to partners such as Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The resident will analyze input gathered to define recommendations and requirements for expanding the BHL digital library functionality. Host: BHL Secretariat/Smithsonian Libraries, mentor Carolyn Sheffield, BHL Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Possess a master or doctoral degree with graduation between spring 2014 and January 2017 in one of the following fields (or other discipline engaged in the stewardship of digital materials):
Library Science
Information Science
Archival Science
Records Management
Computer Sciences
Museum Studies
Art History
Engineering
Digital Media
Master of Fine Arts in New Media
Must be available to work on-site for the entire one-year period.
Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
STIPEND: $50,000 for 12 months

SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

TO APPLY, THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE:

Cover letter that describes your interest in the various projects and up to three top choices of project and venue as described above. Please state geographical limitations, if any.
Curriculum vitae
Names and contact information for three references.
To be considered for the position, please submit the aforementioned materials through the ARiES portal. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Once selected and hired for the residency, every effort will be made to accommodate project selections. First choice host placement cannot be guaranteed. Applicants should be sure to indicate three host areas of interest on their applications.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Residents are not benefits-eligible employees of the institutions where they reside. Find further information about the Biodiversity Heritage Library here. Address questions about the application/nomination process to Constance Rinaldo, Librarian of the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.

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Discussion Archivist for Legal Collections, Yale University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 09:58 am

Archivist for Legal Collections
Sterling Memorial Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Requisition: 39177BR
www.yale.edu/jobs

Archivist for Legal Collections
Sterling Memorial Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Requisition: 39177BR
www.yale.edu/jobs

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description, the Archivist is primarily responsible for selecting, appraising, arranging, describing and making accessible Law-related manuscript and archival materials and promoting their use for teaching and research. The position is a three-year term position, whose initial focus is the processing of the papers of Ronald Dworkin, legal philosopher, jurist, and scholar of US constitutional law, and developing processing plans for under-described law-related collections.

Examines files relating to the provenance of collections, reviews pertinent historical literature, analyzes materials to determine content and the appropriate level and type of arrangement and description needed, and develops plans for accomplishing the work, including estimates of resources needed, for newly acquired and backlog collections. Arranges and describes archival material in all formats in accordance with approved plans; screens for potentially sensitive material; weeds extraneous material; recommends appropriate preservation and conservation procedures; and coordinates the copying or reformatting of materials for preservation and access. Creates or enhances metadata for all assigned collections according to national and departmental standards. Provides reference services to patrons in person, by telephone and via email. Participates in departmental and Law Library instruction and outreach activities and works with faculty to plan and promote classroom and research use of archival holdings. Collaborates with Law Library staff in setting arrangement and description and collecting priorities. Participates in the formulation and documentation of unit and departmental policy and procedures. Trains and supervises staff and student assistants. Makes recommendations on personnel selection, staffing requirements, and equipment and supply needs. Participates in library-wide planning and committee work as appropriate. Contributes to the advancement of the archival profession and/or professional or scholarly knowledge relevant to the job.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master’s degree in library science.
• Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
• Demonstrated proficiency in archival appraisal, arrangement and description practices and standards. Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
• Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and respectfully in a diverse, team environment and to deliver a wide range of services.
• Ability to readily adapt to change. Ability to exercise initiative, sound judgment, creativity, and flexibility.
• Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
• Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
• Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
• Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
• Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

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

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience in use of technology to support archival work. Experience processing and/or description of born digital archival materials. Experience processing legal archives or subject specialty in law or legal history. Two years of professional experience.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library:
Manuscripts and Archives is a major center for historical inquiry and also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University. For more information about the department, please consult the website: http://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/.

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

How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 39177BR.

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.
________________________________________

Kelly Cronan

Staffing Support Specialist
HR Staffing and Career Development
Yale University
221 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
T: (203) 432-0775
F: (203) 432-6194

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Discussion Strategic Digital Initiatives Librarian, USC Libraries (apply by Sept. 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 09:48 am

The USC Libraries is looking for a Strategic Digital Initiatives Librarian to engage with the communities we serve and develop innovative, unique and sustainable digital collections and services for them as part of our Digital Library and Metadata Team. More information can be found at:

Strategic Digital Initiatives Librarian https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/72776

The USC Libraries is looking for a Strategic Digital Initiatives Librarian to engage with the communities we serve and develop innovative, unique and sustainable digital collections and services for them as part of our Digital Library and Metadata Team. More information can be found at:

Strategic Digital Initiatives Librarian https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/72776

We anticipate that the first review of applicants will begin on September 15, 2016. The position will be open until filled.
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. For more information about this position, please contact Deborah Holmes-Wong, Director, USC Digital Library and search committee chair at dhwong@usc.edu.

Thank you.

Deborah Holmes-Wong, Director, USC Digital Library
USC Libraries
dhwong@usc.edu
213-740-2867

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Discussion Cynthia Graham Hurd Memorial Scholarship to attend Charleston Library Conference (apply by Sept. 30)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 09:46 am

Cynthia Graham Hurd Memorial Scholarship

Submit a project or initiative developed to enhance diversity at your library for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship to attend the 2016 Charleston Library Conference.

Cynthia Graham Hurd Memorial Scholarship

Submit a project or initiative developed to enhance diversity at your library for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship to attend the 2016 Charleston Library Conference.

Cynthia Graham Hurd was a librarian for over 31 years in Charleston public and academic libraries. She worked as the branch manager of the popular St. Andrews Regional Library, and as a part-time reference librarian at the College of Charleston. On June 17, 2015, her life ended when a lone gunman entered the historic Emanuel AME Church and killed nine people during a prayer meeting. Cynthia is remembered as a “tireless servant of the community who spent her life helping residents, making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth.”

Springer Nature is proud to honor the legacy of Cynthia Graham Hurd by awarding a scholarship to a librarian who has demonstrated an active interest in the profession, but has not had an opportunity to attend the Charleston Library Conference due to lack of institutional funding.

To apply for this scholarship opportunity, librarians are asked to submit a presentation document or PowerPoint detailing a project or initiative developed at their library to enhance diversity in the selection of resources or provide services to support the research and learning needs of all segments of the academic community.

How to Enter:
To enter, send an email to hurdmemorialscholarship@springernature.com by Friday, September 30, 2016, with the following:
Name, title and institution
Attached submission in Word, PDF or PowerPoint file format

Judging:
All submissions will be judged by a panel of three librarians based on the following criteria:
Overall link to topic
Creativity
Impact of project or initiative

Prize and Notification:
A $1,500 travel grant for attendance at the Charleston Library Conference will be awarded to one winner. Travel grant must be applied to cover the costs of conference registration, travel, accommodations and meals.
Scholarship winner will be notified by email.
By submitting an entry to hurdmemorialscholarship@springernature.com, you agree to the Official Rules. Only email submissions will be accepted. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Limit one entry per person.

For additional information about the Charleston Library Conference, please visit charlestonlibraryconference.com

See http://www.springer.com/us/librarians/hurd-memorial-scholarship

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Discussion Digital Projects Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries (apply by Sept. 25)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 09:41 am

Title:               Digital Projects Librarian

Category:       Librarian (Open Rank)

Department:   Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting

Benefits:          22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays

                        Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

 

Title:               Digital Projects Librarian

Category:       Librarian (Open Rank)

Department:   Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting

Benefits:          22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays

                        Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

 

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

 

The Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting (DCMR) department manages digitization and conversion operations throughout the Libraries, performing in-house and arranging vendor-based projects. Primary focus is on digitization and conversion for preservation and access as well as collection development and planning. DCMR primarily digitizes special collections or rare materials for staff or patron requests and performs large-scale digitization projects. DCMR is a department within UMD the University Libraries’ Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) division. DSS strategic mission is to manage and to enable management and use of the UMD Libraries’ digital assets in all formats and media, in all phases of their lifecycle.

 

Reporting to the DCMR Manager, the Digital Projects Librarian will be a self-directed, production-oriented individual who will manage digitization projects, primarily grant digitization projects, and projects related to the grants for the University of Maryland Libraries. The incumbent will collaborate with staff in DCMR, Digital Programs and Initiatives, and many other collection departments in the Libraries; the Librarian may also collaborate with campus and other external partners. S/he will provide technical guidance and support to collection managers and other project team members in pursuing and managing digitization grants, support the processes and workflows specified in projects, and manage the assets created until they are ingested and archived. The Digital Projects Librarian will collaborate on writing grants in support of digitization projects, though the position is not contingent on grant funding. This position is intended to sustain or expand the Libraries’ ability to fund and support mass-digitization projects in all formats.

 

Required Qualifications/Education/Experience:

  • Knowledge of digitization and digital preservation research and practice
  • Knowledge of funding agencies and requirements
  • Strong project management skills including demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, meet project milestones, document decisions and procedures, and communicate outcomes
  • Ability to use a digital asset management system or digital repository (e.g. Fedora, DSpace, ArchivesSpace, etc.)
  • Evidence of capability to manage budgets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability of attention to detail
  • Ability to create a program of research and service appropriate for Libraries faculty on the permanent status track
  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by the start of employment, or an advanced degree in a relevant field
  • One year of prior work experience in a library or other cultural heritage institution
  • Project management experience
  • Experience supervising students or other employees
  • Experience with metadata standards and practices for digital objects used in libraries and archives (e.g. MODS/METS, Dublin Core, etc.)
  • Experience using a digital asset management system or digital repository (e.g. Fedora, DSpace, ArchivesSpace, etc.)
  • Experience with digitization, digital preservation, and relevant workflows

 

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

 

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/ii-100B.html.

 

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/45346 .  No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae (CV), and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

 

 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until September 25, 2016.

 

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

 

 

 

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Discussion Biomedical Sciences Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries (apply by Sept. 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 09:40 am

University of Iowa Libraries
Biomedical Sciences Librarian, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
Position Description: The University of Iowa Libraries seeks an experienced, self-motivated, and forward-thinking professional for the position of biomedical Sciences Librarian. Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Biomedical Sciences Librarian plans, promotes and provides information services that support the needs of faculty, researchers, staff and students involved in biomedical research at the University of Iowa.

University of Iowa Libraries
Biomedical Sciences Librarian, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
Position Description: The University of Iowa Libraries seeks an experienced, self-motivated, and forward-thinking professional for the position of biomedical Sciences Librarian. Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Biomedical Sciences Librarian plans, promotes and provides information services that support the needs of faculty, researchers, staff and students involved in biomedical research at the University of Iowa.

For a full description, visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/69615. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Sept. 18, 2016.

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 Head of Collection Management and Technical Services, CSU San Marcos

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 09:33 am

Head of Collection Management and Technical Services- 1617-006
Review application instructions at http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/faculty_jobs/Library%20Collect...

Effective Date: Spring semester, 2017 or earlier

Head of Collection Management and Technical Services- 1617-006
Review application instructions at http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/faculty_jobs/Library%20Collect...

Effective Date: Spring semester, 2017 or earlier

The University Library at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks an innovative Head of Collection Management and Technical Services (CMTS) at the level of Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian. This position is tenure-track. Tenure may be offered in exceptional circumstances. This position will provide leadership in acquiring and making discoverable information resources in a variety of formats to the University community. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Head of CMTS will oversee the Library’s collections budget in consultation with the Dean, Associate Dean, Collection Management Librarian and Library subject specialists and is responsible for functional oversight of collection access and management, including acquisitions, collection development, metadata creation, materials processing, and database and electronic resources management. The CMTS Head will facilitate workflows and engage with new technologies and enhancement opportunities in response to user needs and priorities of the University Library. This position will also play an important role in Library resource discovery and will provide leadership in the ongoing implementation and improvement of Ex Libris’ Alma library management system with regard to acquisitions and metadata. The Head of CMTS will lead the work of seven library staff members by fostering a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment, and facilitating communication and coordination with other departments in the Library. The Head of CMTS will partner with the Associate Dean and Heads of the Teaching and Learning, User Services, and Library Technology Initiatives and Development Departments. This position will serve on the Library Cabinet, which operates as the Library’s leadership team.

Minimum requirements for the position include: ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent. Experience in leadership of a technical services or similar unit within an academic library. Demonstrated experience supervising or directing the work of staff. Demonstrated success in collaborative work focused on user experiences within an academic library. Strong knowledge of current trends in technical services. Experience with library collection budget management. Project management and/or workflow analysis experience. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and create efficiencies. Demonstrated potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion under the Library's criteria for professional performance, scholarship and service. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred requirements for the position include: Three to five years of experience in leadership of a technical services or similar unit within an academic library. Demonstrated success in leadership of a technical services or similar unit within an academic library. Experience working in an environment where both faculty and staff are unionized. Experience working with the Ex Libris unified library management system. Experience working with an integrated library system within a technical services environment. Statistical or data analysis experience. Expertise in national metadata content standards (e.g. RDA, PCC, AACR2, DACS, etc.) and MARC and non-MARC encoding/structural standards (e.g., Dublin Core, XML, EAD, etc.). Knowledge of best practices in applying metadata in a discovery system (e.g., Primo, Omeka, Islandora) or institutional repository (e.g. DSpace). Experience in organizing and implementing training programs within the area of technical services. Published and/or presented on research related to technical services in academic libraries. Participation in local, regional or national professional organizations. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in professional performance, research, and/or service.

Specific Duties:

Collaboratively creates, maintains, and continuously improves procedures and workflows for all areas of collection management and technical services.
Oversees the Library’s collections budget in consultation with the Dean, Associate Dean, Collection Management Librarian and Library subject specialists
Provides leadership in the ongoing implementation and improvement of Ex Libris’ Alma library management system with regard to acquisitions and metadata.
Provides leadership in furthering best practices, workflows, and policies for the shared library management system. Participates in the California State University Unified Library Management System community as appropriate.
Enables prompt and effective access to newly acquired scholarly resources.
Oversees, develops, and assesses the cataloging and maintenance of bibliographic and metadata records for the Libraries scholarly resources;
Provides resource discovery expertise across a variety of formats.
Ensures the quality of metadata in the resource discovery tools and develops innovative and effective approaches to metadata processes.
Provides lead work direction for the Collection Management and Technical Services Department, including acquisitions, collection development, metadata creation, materials processing, and database and electronic resources management.
Organizes and monitors the workload and staffing of the department (7.0 FTE), including participating in the recruitment process, overseeing the staff evaluation process, and facilitating access to appropriate staff development opportunities. Encourages cross-training across functions for increased efficiency.
Represents the Collection Management and Technical Services Department on the Library's leadership team. Takes a Library-wide orientation and works closely with department head colleagues to implement the Library’s vision and strategic plan.
Makes recommendations to the Dean on department budget, staff, and facility needs.
Serves on University Library Standing Committees as appropriate.
Pursues a strong research agenda within the field of academic librarianship or job-related field.
Actively participates in library, university and/or professional-level service commitments.
The CSUSM University Library, one of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, supports the campus’ mission to place the student as an active participant in the learning process. The Library works collaboratively with the campus community to provide a dynamic learning environment and experiences within and beyond the classroom as well as access to information needed to foster curiosity and scholarly inquiry. The 200,000 square foot Kellogg Library has five floors that include over 30 group study rooms and 300 computers, and is a gateway to more than 180 electronic databases and 550,000 books and e-books. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to join our growing organization of over 40 skilled faculty librarians and staff members, who support teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the fastest-growing universities in the California State University System. The CSUSM Library’s newly adopted Strategic Plan, 2015-2020 can be found at https://biblio.csusm.edu/strategic-plan.

Application

Applications must include:

A cover letter indicating how the applicant meets the above minimum/desired requirements
Curriculum vitae
Name and contact information of three references
Faculty Application
Submit application to:
CMTSLIB@csusm.edu

Review of applications will begin October 10, 2016, however, until the position will remain open until filled.

The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities for more information.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. A background check (including the criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

California State University San Marcos, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, is strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.

California State University San Marcos, founded in 1989, is a growing university with over 12,000 students. Located in San Marcos, California, a city of 83,700 approximately 35 miles north of downtown San Diego, California State University San Marcos serves northern San Diego County and southern Riverside and Orange Counties, one of the fastest growing regions in Southern California. While convenient to the urban amenities of San Diego and Los Angeles, the campus enjoys a high quality of life enhanced by nearby ocean beaches, mountains and deserts, and a deservedly famous climate. Our student population reflects the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the region. The College of Business Administration, which resides in a state-of-the-art building, currently has approximately 2200 undergraduate and growing MBA programs. The Marketing Department consists of five collegial tenure-track faculty who offer opportunities to work collaboratively in teaching and research.

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Discussion Head of User Services, CSU San Marcos

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 09:32 am

Head of User Services- 1516-020
Review application instructions at http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/faculty_jobs/Library%20User%20...

Effective Date: Spring semester, 2017 or earlier

Head of User Services- 1516-020
Review application instructions at http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/faculty_jobs/Library%20User%20...

Effective Date: Spring semester, 2017 or earlier

The University Library at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks an innovative Head of User Services (currently Access Services) at the level of Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian. This position is tenure-track. Tenure may be offered in exceptional circumstances. This position will provide leadership in developing, evaluating, and implementing innovative, user-focused academic information/resource services for the University community as well as fostering an environment of responsive, welcoming services and spaces. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Head of User Services provides leadership, guidance, and strategic direction in an evolving landscape of resource sharing, media, and copyright. This position explores emerging user services technologies, leads the User Services unit in evaluating and implementing new services when appropriate, and contributes to the development of forward-thinking approaches to the delivery of excellent public services in an organization committed to contributing to the teaching, learning, and research endeavors of the university through electronic resources and access. The User Services unit includes the functional areas of circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan/resource sharing, stacks management, and media, as well as multiple physical and online services. The Head of User Services leads the work of twelve library staff members by fostering a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment, and facilitating communication and coordination with other departments in the Library. The Head of User Services partners with the Associate Dean and Heads of the Information Literacy Program, Collection Management and Technical Services Department, and Library Systems Department. This position serves on the Library Cabinet, which operates as the Library’s leadership team.

Minimum requirements for the position include: ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent. Experience in leadership of a user services or similar unit within an academic library. Demonstrated experience supervising or directing the work of staff. Demonstrated success in collaborative work focused on user experiences within an academic library. Strong knowledge of current trends in resource sharing and/or media collections. Knowledge of contemporary copyright issues, open access initiatives, and trends in scholarly communication. Knowledge of assistive technology and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) formatting and compliance. Demonstrated potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion under the Library's criteria for professional performance, scholarship and service. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred requirements for the position include: Three to five years of experience in leadership of a user services or similar unit within an academic library. Demonstrated success in leadership of a user services or similar unit within an academic library. Experience working in an environment where both faculty and staff are unionized. Experience working with the Ex Libris integrated library system. Demonstrated expertise in contemporary copyright issues, open access initiatives, and trends in scholarly communication. Demonstrated expertise in interlibrary loan/resource sharing innovations. Demonstrated expertise in the intersection of physical library spaces and the user learning experience. Teaching, training, and/or instructional design experience. Published and/or presented on research related to user services in academic libraries. Participation in local, regional or national professional organizations. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in professional performance, research, and/or service.

Specific Duties:

Provides leadership and vision in developing innovative, user-centered Library-wide public services, standards, and best practices.
Collaboratively creates, maintains, and continuously improves policies and procedures governing and workflows in implementing user services to faculty, staff, students, users with disabilities, visiting researchers, and members of the community.
In collaboration with the Evidence-Based Planning and Assessment Librarian, participates in ongoing user needs assessment activities including statistics gathering and reporting, and providing leadership in evaluating services, both online and physical, based on user behaviors, expectations and needs.
Provides lead work direction for the User Services Department, which includes circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan/resource sharing, stacks management, and media.
Organizes and monitors the workload and staffing of the department (12.0 FTE) to provide services responsive to user needs, including participating in the recruitment process, overseeing the staff evaluation process, and facilitating access to appropriate staff development opportunities. Encourages cross-training across functions for increased efficiency.
Represents the User Services Department on the Library's leadership team. Takes a Library-wide orientation and works closely with department head colleagues to implement the Library’s vision and strategic plan.
Makes recommendations to the Dean on department budget, staff, and facility needs.
Provides leadership on innovative practices in interlibrary loan/resource sharing. Participates in the California State University Unified Library Management System community as appropriate.
In collaboration with Library subject specialists and the Head of Collection Management and Technical Services, provides leadership on issues surrounding access and use of print and electronic resources, including streaming media and the use of library resources in online and hybrid courses.
Stays current on copyright legislation impacting higher education and provides interpretation and guidance for User Services staff. In collaboration with the Scholarly Communication Librarian, provides in-person consultation and workshops to educate faculty and staff on copyright and related issues in scholarly communication and intellectual property, specifically as applied to media, reserves, and resource sharing.
Cultivates an environment that seeks out and is responsive to users' inquiries, suggestions, and complaints. Provides leadership in resolving complex and sensitive patron issues effectively and tactfully, using discretion, integrity, and excellent communication skills.
Serves on University Library Standing Committees as appropriate. Provides circulation services and/or general research assistance in-person and online. Schedule may include evenings and weekends.
Under the general direction of the Director of the Information Literacy Program, provides some classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library’s integrated information literacy curriculum.
Pursues a strong research agenda within the field of academic librarianship or job-related field.
Actively participates in library, university and/or professional-level service commitments.
The CSUSM University Library, one of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, supports the campus’ mission to place the student as an active participant in the learning process. The Library works collaboratively with the campus community to provide a dynamic learning environment and experiences within and beyond the classroom as well as access to information needed to foster curiosity and scholarly inquiry. The 200,000 square foot Kellogg Library has five floors that include over 30 group study rooms and 300 computers, and is a gateway to more than 180 electronic databases and 550,000 books and e-books. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to join our growing organization of over 40 skilled faculty librarians and staff members, who support teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the fastest-growing universities in the California State University System. The CSUSM Library’s newly adopted Strategic Plan, 2015-2020 can be found at https://biblio.csusm.edu/strategic-plan.

Application

Applications must include:

A cover letter addressing qualifications
Curriculum vitae
Name and contact information of three references
Faculty Application
Submit application to:
USLIB@csusm.edu

Review of applications will begin August 22, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities for more information.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. A background check (including the criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

California State University San Marcos, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, is strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.

California State University San Marcos, founded in 1989, is a growing university with over 12,000 students. Located in San Marcos, California, a city of 83,700 approximately 35 miles north of downtown San Diego, California State University San Marcos serves northern San Diego County and southern Riverside and Orange Counties, one of the fastest growing regions in Southern California. While convenient to the urban amenities of San Diego and Los Angeles, the campus enjoys a high quality of life enhanced by nearby ocean beaches, mountains and deserts, and a deservedly famous climate. Our student population reflects the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the region. The College of Business Administration, which resides in a state-of-the-art building, currently has approximately 2200 undergraduate and growing MBA programs. The Marketing Department consists of five collegial tenure-track faculty who offer opportunities to work collaboratively in teaching and research.

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