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Discussion Digital Scholarship Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries (apply by Nov. 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 09:31 am

Digital Scholarship Fellow
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Apply by visiting: https://libraries.psu.edu/digitalscholarshipfellow

Digital Scholarship Fellow
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Apply by visiting: https://libraries.psu.edu/digitalscholarshipfellow

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek creative, forward-thinking individuals to apply for the fixed-term, non-tenure track, three-year appointment as Digital Scholarship Fellow. This faculty librarian will play a critical role in outreach, training, and service development to strengthen digital scholarship at Penn State. The successful candidate will be conversant with methods, technologies, and platforms pertinent to textual analysis and have first-hand knowledge of, and experience in, their applications for research. The Digital Scholarship Fellow will have a passion for interdisciplinary, collaborative projects; value education through experimentation and prototyping; and understand the importance of humanities and social sciences scholarship and its publics. The position reports to the Associate Director for the Center for Humanities and Information in the University Libraries and is jointly funded by the Libraries and the College of the Liberal Arts.

This position is expected to raise the profile of digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences at Penn State and to sustain the digital scholarship community through outreach and events such as workshops and speaker series. The successful candidate will be able to communicate, translate, and share ideas and concepts effectively across diverse, interdisciplinary audiences. The Digital Scholarship Fellow will maintain currency in the field and may pursue their own research to do so. The person in this role may also engage in national and/or international initiatives or other professional activities.

The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

Responsibilities:
• Collaborates within the University Libraries and the College of the Liberal Arts to build community and promote digital scholarship across Penn State.
• Develops and conducts training, group instruction, and workshops, both individually and collaboratively, on text analysis research methods, tools, platforms, and best practices.
• Evaluates existing and emerging tools and technologies to inform decision-making around technology and platform support, and to identify potential uses in humanities and/or social science research. Prototypes demonstration projects and/or implements tools for use by others.
• Collaborates with colleagues across the university to help ensure harmony among various technology infrastructures and needs.
• Provides consultation and, where appropriate, technical support for digital textual scholarship projects, including implementation of tools and/or technology, to help researchers achieve their goals.
Required Qualifications:
• PhD in a humanities or social sciences field.
• Demonstrated proficiency with one or more computational text analysis approaches commonly used in digital humanities and/or social science projects.
• Experience teaching or leading workshops on digital tools and/or methods to faculty and students.
• Experience with development and management of projects, grants, and/or budgets.
• Experience working collaboratively with other scholars and/or with IT professionals on projects related to digital scholarship.
• Strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Desired Qualifications:
• Demonstrated ability to build and engage an active intellectual community.
• Personal research experience with text analysis tools and approaches in the digital humanities or social sciences.
• Familiarity with research library services and objectives, including scholarly communication issues and assessment practices.
• Familiarity with service and program development and implementation.
• Record of professional presentations and/or publications.
• Familiarity with analysis of texts in languages other than English.
Environment:
The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day's drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

Compensation and Benefits:
Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Application Instructions:
Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/digitalscholarshipfellow. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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Discussion Empirical Services and Assessment Librarian, Law Library, Yale University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 09:30 am

Empirical Services and Assessment Librarian, Law Library
Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale Law School
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Requisition: 39640BR
http://bit.ly/2d2rx2K

Empirical Services and Assessment Librarian, Law Library
Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale Law School
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Requisition: 39640BR
http://bit.ly/2d2rx2K

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: As a member of the Law Library’s Research Services team and reporting to the Associate Librarian for Research Services, the Empirical Services and Assessment Librarian consults with Yale Law School faculty, students, and staff, on research projects and issues requiring significant statistical or data research. Identifies, locates, and obtains statistical resources and data resources to meet the needs of our researchers. Provides consultation on study design and development and basic data manipulation. Coordinates with other library and university departments to ensure that the data collected by the library and faculty are appropriately archived and described. Collaborates with librarians throughout the university to develop scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services. Coordinates outreach to law faculty, students, and staff via the library website, office hours, workshops, guest lectures, and other efforts.

Provides general research and reference support to law school faculty, students, and staff, and to other members of the university community. Serves as a liaison to members of the faculty especially those interested in data/empirical research as well as other members of the faculty as assigned. May teach legal research classes within the department’s for-credit and not-for-credit instructional program.

Provides leadership and vision for assessment, measurement, planning and analysis in the law library and strives to ensure that these activities are integral parts of the Library’s programs, services, and collections. Oversees and participates in assessment efforts throughout the law library. Serves as an internal consultant for data-gathering and assessment activities conducted by other law library staff. Works with colleagues to analyze and report assessment data. Represents the law library in campus, regional, and national assessment efforts. Evaluates the effectiveness of law library assessment efforts and how they support the mission and strategic goals of the library and the Yale Law School. Recommends ways to strengthen the law library’s assessment and measurement programs.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree in library science.
• Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
• Demonstrated ability working with statistics and using software for statistical and spatial data analysis. Demonstrated skill navigating and utilizing online and network based information systems. Demonstrated skill in locating locally and externally available datasets and statistical material.
• Demonstrated excellent oral and written skills, interpersonal communication skills, and analytical ability.
• Demonstrated ability with the concepts, pedagogy, research, and scholarly trends in social science or empirical legal research. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with faculty and students about textual, numeric, and spatial data resources required. Record of strong service orientation.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently with diverse and varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
• Proven ability to use various database tools to provide faculty, students, and staff with reports and information as requested, including using queries and scripting tools to display reports in web interfaces.
• Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
• The successful applicant for this position must possess strong analytical skills, a firm understanding of Library services and work processes, and strong interpersonal and listening skills.

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: Law degree or graduate degree in related field. Experience working in a research library or other service organization. Ability to design social science research projects. Experience with an Institutional Review Board. Experience with survey design, data collection, and analysis. Ability to perform high-level business analytics, interpret data, and to deliver quality analysis.

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.

The Lillian Goldman Law Library
In support of Yale Law School's outstanding legal scholarship and lawyer training, the Lillian Goldman Law Library is dedicated to acquiring and preserving a superb collection of resources in all formats, furnishing access to information wherever it exists, providing the most highly competent assistance to use information resources and maintaining a welcoming, comfortable facility. The Lillian Goldman Law Library provides services that exceed the expectations of users by its leadership in the innovative use of technology and the continuing development of its most highly valued asset, its staff. The Law Library serves the faculty and students of this research-oriented law school with a strong tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as other researchers from larger scholarly and legal communities. To learn more about the Lillian Goldman Law Library and its collections and services, visit http://library.law.yale.edu/.

The Lillian Goldman Law Library is located within the heart of the Yale Law School complex, providing the Law School community with ready access to one of the world's finest collections of printed legal materials. These collections are complemented by access to a growing array of online sources as well as the strong interdisciplinary collections housed nearby with eighteen other campus libraries, including Sterling Memorial Library and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Utilizing these resources combined with our excellent, service-oriented staff, we strive daily to be the best academic law library in the world.

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 39640BR.

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.

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Discussion Student Services Librarian, Hartnell College Library (apply by Oct. 12)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 09:29 am

STUDENT SERVICES LIBRARIAN

Open until filled; Priority screening deadline October 12, 2016

Apply at http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=HARTCOMM&cws=1&rid=69 

STUDENT SERVICES LIBRARIAN

Open until filled; Priority screening deadline October 12, 2016

Apply at http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=HARTCOMM&cws=1&rid=69 

Hartnell College Library in Salinas, California, serves the information, learning, teaching, and technology needs of its community college service population. Librarians at the main campus provide reference assistance to all campuses via telephone and email. The 68,000-square-foot technology-rich building features more than 200 computers, collaborative (group) study rooms, a distance learning lab, an Information Competency Center, a Professional Development Center, RFID self-check stations, universal access design and assistive technologies. The main campus library is open 64 hours per week during the spring and fall semesters. Librarians deliver over 100 orientations to more than 3,000 students annually, and provide information competency instruction in credit courses.

The Position
Under the general direction of the area dean or appropriate administrator, the Student Services Librarian will be responsible for coordination of library public services including reference, information literacy instruction, circulation, reserves, and outreach services. T his librarian is expected to design and conduct curriculum-integrated instructional sessions, provide reference and research consultations, collaborate with faculty to embed information literacy into the curriculum, and build sustainable partnerships to best serve student needs. The position will participate in and extend the Libraries’ outreach and assessment initiatives; teach general library instruction sessions and workshops, and develop effective online instructional materials. This assignment may include day, evening, or weekend hours at any of the college’s campus sites.

Representative Duties
Plan, assess, and coordinate library student services at all campus locations, including operations and policies related to circulation, reserve, media, reference, and interlibrary loans;
Plan, develop, revise, implement, and coordinate library curriculum;
Collaborate with faculty to integrate library resources in the curriculum;
Coordinate, select, and evaluate the reference collection
Oversee library collection maintenance;
Participate in collection development in assigned disciplines
Plan, schedule, coordinate, and deliver instruction in the use of the library resources at all campus locations and through the campus learning management system;
Collaborate with the Lead Librarian in planning and scheduling reference services;
Perform scheduled reference service, including evening and weekend hours.
Coordinate training and scheduling of public services personnel for consistent and effective library services;
Collaboratively develop and assess service area outcomes for library services and student learning outcomes for library courses;
Use the results of service learning and student learning outcome assessment to make improvements;
Participate in assignments and activities that support accreditation, institutional planning, and institutional effectiveness;
Participate in college governance, including serving on various committees;
Represent the college in regional library consortia and participate in professional organizations;
Participate in faculty recruitment and peer evaluation;
Collegially participate in department, college, and discipline-specific activities;
Attend faculty meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, and other meetings as called by the dean, vice president, superintendent/president, or designee.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to work effectively with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning and service to a diverse student population;
Ability to effectively work with students from diverse backgrounds who have a wide range of skills, motivations, preparation, and academic and career goals;
Ability to work effectively in a participatory governance environment;
Ability to develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via various instructional modalities;
Ability to participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges, and universities;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
Ability to maintain subject matter currency;
Ability to develop Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and to determine their effectiveness in helping students achieve their desired learning outcomes;
Ability to utilize technology in the delivery of instruction and willingness to explore new technologies for instruction and learning;
Knowledge of institutional accreditation, planning, and continuous quality improvement;
Knowledge of and commitment to the California Community College mission;
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at-large.

Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in library science, or library and information science OR the equivalent.
(Applicants applying for equivalency consideration must submit an equivalency form and all supporting documents for equivalency committee review).

Desired Qualifications:
Recent professional experience in information competency instruction and reference services in an academic library.
A strong orientation to service, knowledge of trends and standards in community college libraries.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and collegial working relationships with colleagues, students, faculty, and staff.
Experience in teaching library courses in an online environment.
Experience in providing library orientations and reference services in an academic library.
Experience and knowledge in library collection development and maintenance.

* Meeting the minimum and/or preferred qualifications does not assure any candidate an interview.

Conditions of Employment

Full-time, tenure-track, student services librarian position beginning January 17, 2017.
Starting faculty salary range: $53,906 to $76,575 annually based on 175 days per academic year. Within this salary range, the successful candidate’s starting salary will be based on verified education and teaching experience.
District provides health benefits, which currently consist of full coverage for medical, dental, and vision insurance for employee and a high percentage of coverage for eligible dependents.
Employee assistance program, basic life insurance for employee only.
STRS (state teacher retirement system).
403b/457 Options
Valid California driver’s license required.

All offers of employment are contingent upon approval by the Board of Trustees, receipt of official transcripts verifying the degree stipulated under the minimum qualifications section, employment verification, and any other pertinent documentation. Individual selected is required to be fingerprinted and must submit to a tuberculosis examination.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The following documents MUST be uploaded as attachments to your on-line application:

1) Resume
2) Cover letter
3) Transcripts from all colleges/universities (unofficial copies acceptable)

We require unofficial copies showing all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization at the applicant’s expense.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

It is the policy of the Hartnell Community College District that no person shall be discriminated against in any employment procedure on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The College actively seeks applications from candidates who have multi-cultural experience. Contact the Office of Human Resources and Equal Employment Opportunity if you need any special accommodations to complete the application process.

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Discussion DevOps Engineer, MIT Libraries (apply by Oct. 17)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 09:27 am

DevOps Engineer, MIT Libraries
**This is a full-time, three-year term appointment, with the possibility of extension.**
The MIT Libraries are seeking an experienced and creative DevOps Engineer to work closely with Systems Administrators, Developers, Project Managers and others to design, implement and continually improve processes, workflows and tools that support the Libraries’ growing development operations environment.

DevOps Engineer, MIT Libraries
**This is a full-time, three-year term appointment, with the possibility of extension.**
The MIT Libraries are seeking an experienced and creative DevOps Engineer to work closely with Systems Administrators, Developers, Project Managers and others to design, implement and continually improve processes, workflows and tools that support the Libraries’ growing development operations environment.
The DevOps Engineer will be primarily focused on defining, documenting and supporting application deployment best practices, and providing expertise and ongoing support and maintenance procedures in order to ensure high availability, consistency, and adherence to best practices for systems administration and software development.
Specifically, the engineer will:
• Architect, monitor, maintain and support the Libraries’ production development and release environment.
• Perform updates to deployed applications and supporting software libraries. Actively monitor servers and applications and respond to system-level incidents, and application-level events when possible.
• In cooperation with service-providing stakeholders, codify service level agreements and uptime expectations. Help provision and maintain testing infrastructure, including integration and load testing.
• Perform systems administration tasks as needed. Act as a liaison between Libraries’ software developers and the operations team.
QUALIFICATIONS include some combination of:
• A degree in computer science, library science, another relevant field, or equivalent in coursework plus experience
• Demonstrated experience with the following:
o Hardware virtualization environments, especially VMware
o Cloud technologies such (e.g. AWS, GCE, Heroku, GAE, EBS, Azure)
o Container technology, e.g. Docker
o One or more automated provisioning frameworks: Puppet, Chef, or Ansible
o Server-side technologies including Apache Solr, Apache HTTP Server, Tomcat
o Management and deployment of SQL Database clusters (PostgreSQL)
o Scripting in one or more open source languages (e.g. Bash, Ruby, Python)
o Distributed version control, preferably Git/Github
o Testing, continuous integration, and continuous deployment frameworks (e.g. Jenkins)
o Managing a complex workload and shifting priorities
• Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills
• As technologies change at a rapid pace, the successful candidate must be willing to learn new skills, tools, and methodologies.
• Ability to share responsibility for off-hour response to outages which are extremely rare.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience writing and maintaining documentation
• Ability to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment: appropriately taking initiative, or seeking guidance, working independently or collaboratively, coordinating projects, leading teams, and helping others succeed.
DevOps Engineer for Library Systems
Technology Systems and Support Services (TS3)
Preferred:
• Experience working in a large academic library or similar cultural heritage institution
• Experience with Library applications such as D-Space, Hydra and Fedora
• Exposure to hardware load balancing technologies and techniques
• Experience using at least one open source programming language and/or web framework (e.g. Ruby/Rails, PHP/Drupal, Python/WSGI, Java/Tomcat)
• Single sign-on authentication services (LDAP, Shibboleth, and/or Active Directory)
• A commitment to Open Source Software development
SALARY AND BENEFITS: $80,000 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual salary will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance, and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. Flexible work arrangements, including flex-time and telecommuting, are considered for positions that meet established criteria. The MIT Libraries is a collegial and supportive working environment and fosters professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by October 17, 2016; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.
The MIT Libraries are dedicated to advancing research, teaching, and learning at MIT and beyond. In addition to supporting every part of the Institute with distinctive collections, world-class service and expertise, and welcoming spaces, the Libraries seek to define the global research library of the future. We aim to play a leading role in advancing knowledge to solve global challenges by enhancing the discovery, use, collection, creation, management, dissemination, and preservation of information across disciplines. Library staff at all levels contribute to this mission and to a culture that values openness, inclusion, innovation, and community

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Discussion Library Technical Assistant II (TEX, Bilingual Cantonese & English), San Francisco Public Library (apply by Oct. 11)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 09:25 am

Library Technical Assistant II, San Francisco Public Library
https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=TEX&R2=3618&R3=070886

Recruitment #TEX-3618-070886
Department Public Library
Analyst Vivian Yeung
Date Opened 9/29/2016 10:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline 10/11/2016 5:00:00 PM
Salary $33.09 - $40.21/hour
Job Type Temporary Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time

Library Technical Assistant II, San Francisco Public Library
https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=TEX&R2=3618&R3=070886

Recruitment #TEX-3618-070886
Department Public Library
Analyst Vivian Yeung
Date Opened 9/29/2016 10:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline 10/11/2016 5:00:00 PM
Salary $33.09 - $40.21/hour
Job Type Temporary Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time

About San Francisco Public Library
The San Francisco Public Library is one of the premier urban public libraries in the country, and a leader in creating visionary policies and innovative programs that promote literacy and learning, digital inclusion, social justice, and healthy communities. It embraces its role as the most democratic of institutions, providing safe and welcoming facilities for all members of the community. Visit http://sfpl.org for more information.

The Library is now accepting applications for one full-time position at Chinatown Branch in Class 3618. This position requires possession of Cantonese and English bilingual skills. Candidates who do not possess the designated bilingual skills will not be appointed to bilingual position. A language proficiency test may be administered prior to appointment to this position.

Position Description
Under supervision, the Library Technical Assistant II performs various routine phases of technical library work; exercises work direction over subordinate personnel; explains and carries out established methods and procedures; makes regular contacts with the general public, outside organizations and library personnel in connection with library operations and activities; and prepares and/or maintains various files and records. The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supervising subordinate staff, training new hires and conducting performance evaluations; preparing staff assignments; planning and monitoring the operation of library circulation and/or reserve functions; responding to inquires made in person, over the telephone, or by regular or electronic mail; interpreting and/or editing catalog records and maintaining cataloging system; conducting physical and bibliographic searches for library material; performing a variety of library clerical tasks such as typing library documents and processing library information and materials; writing routine correspondence; compiling information/data and generating reports; preparing and revising various forms; performing basic maintenance of office and library equipment; overseeing daily cash management and all other fines/fees matters for the branch; interpreting and explaining library rules and policy; resolving library users’ complaints related to circulation policy matters; assisting library users in the use of library services; supervising shelving and shelf maintenance; overseeing processing of library materials; overseeing maintenance of office supplies; using basic reference resources to locate information for the public; working the circulation and information desks; and performing other job related duties as required.

The deadline is on October 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Please contact us for any questions.

Library Human Resources

San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin Street, 6th Floor

San Francisco, CA  94102

Phone: 415-557-4585

Fax: 415-557-4583

Email: humanresources@sfpl.org

www.sfpl.org

 

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Discussion Library Technical Assistant II, San Francisco Public Library (apply by Oct. 11)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 09:23 am

3618 Library Technical Assistant II, San Francisco Public Library
See https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=3618&R3=901191 

3618 Library Technical Assistant II, San Francisco Public Library
See https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=3618&R3=901191 

Recruitment #CBT-3618-901191
Date Opened 9/27/2016 8:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline 10/11/2016 5:00:00 PM
Salary $33.09 - $40.21/hour; $5,735.00 - $6,970.00/month; $68,822.00 - $83,642.00/year
Job Type CBT Discrete
Employment Type Full-Time

Under supervision, and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the Library Technical Assistant II performs various routine phases of technical library work; exercises work direction over subordinate personnel; and performs related duties as required.

The Library Technical Assistant II explains and carries out established methods and procedures; makes regular contact with the general public, outside organizations and library personnel in connection with library operations and activities; and prepares and/or maintains various files and records.

Essential functions of this class may include:

  • Supervising, training, and coaching subordinate personnel, clerical, support staff, and volunteers, and coordinating their assignments to meet the needs of the department
  • Assisting patrons in person, over the telephone and by correspondence regarding library policies, procedures and information, assists patrons with questions, interpreting library policies and procedures, and with the location of library material, including electronic resources
  • Searching for library materials; obtaining information from bibliographies, files, records, databases, and other sources 
  • Assisting with daily library operations, such as opening and closing procedures, completing ADA checklists, drafting desk schedules, and keeping the library orderly and pleasant
  • Communicating with vendors, publishers, and other city departments regarding orders, invoices, and claims; follows up on these communications as necessary
  • May be responsible for the day-to-day operations of a branch or unit
  • Creating customer accounts and completing transactions such as processing library applications, resolving fines and fees, checking in and out physical and digital materials, and processing requests for new books, additional copies, and other library material
  • Filing; preparing and/or maintaining various files and records; writing routine correspondence and incident reports; typing; receiving and recording money 
  • Sorting books and preparing them for delivery to various locations, or mailing, or for discard, or bindery
  • Collaborating in the creation, preparation, and display of various materials and resources
  • May assist in preparing an exhibit, display or other publicity material
  • May drive bookmobile and assist librarian in serving bookmobile patrons
  • Performs copy cataloging; making proper entry of new serials; assigning Cutter numbers and creating metadata for digitized collections
  • Processing orders, serials, documents, and other library material and supplies
  • Inventorying the collection; checking shelves for proper placement of books and for materials in need of repair or replacement; may perform minor book repairs and/or weeding on condition as needed
  • Generating reports such as circulation reports, overdue notices, paging lists, clear hold shelf lists, daily and weekly cash reports and other related reports
  • Troubleshooting, operating, and providing assistance to patrons with library equipment, including microfilm machines, scanners, multifunction devices (e.g. copy machines), and other electronic devices
  • May create, maintain, and troubleshoot technical issues related to the Library’s website, intranet, and other electronic media systems; creating, preparing, and organizing audio, video, images, and graphics
  • Related duties as required

The deadline is on October 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Please contact us for any questions.

Library Human Resources

San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin Street, 6th Floor

San Francisco, CA  94102

Phone: 415-557-4585

Fax: 415-557-4583

Email: humanresources@sfpl.org

www.sfpl.org

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Discussion Library Technical Assistant I, San Francisco Public Library (apply by Oct. 11)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 09:21 am

3616 Library Technical Assistant I, San Francisco Public Library
https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=3616&R3=901190

Recruitment #CBT-3616-901190
Date Opened 9/27/2016 8:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline 10/11/2016 5:00:00 PM
Salary $30.44 - $37.00/hour; $5,276.00 - $6,413.00/month; $63,310.00 - $76,960.00/year
Job Type CBT Discrete
Employment Type Full-Time
Part-Time

3616 Library Technical Assistant I, San Francisco Public Library
https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=3616&R3=901190

Recruitment #CBT-3616-901190
Date Opened 9/27/2016 8:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline 10/11/2016 5:00:00 PM
Salary $30.44 - $37.00/hour; $5,276.00 - $6,413.00/month; $63,310.00 - $76,960.00/year
Job Type CBT Discrete
Employment Type Full-Time
Part-Time

https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=3616&R3=901190

Under supervision, and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the Library Technical Assistant I performs various routine phases of technical library work, and performs related duties as required. The Library Technical Assistant I makes routine contact with the general public, outside organizations, and library personnel in connection with library operations and activities, and prepares and/or maintains various files and records.

Essential functions of this class may include:

Providing direction, training and/or coaching to clerical and support staff and may direct or lead them
Assisting patrons in person, over the telephone and by correspondence regarding library policies, procedures and directional information, assisting patrons with routine questions and with the location of library material, including electronic resources
Searching for library materials; obtaining information from bibliographies, files, records, databases, and other sources
Assisting with daily library operations, such as opening and closing procedures, completing ADA checklists, drafting desk schedules, serving as timekeepers, etc. and keeping the library orderly and pleasant
Creating customer accounts and completing transactions such as library application processing, resolving fines and fees, checking in and out physical and digital materials, and processing requests for new books, additional copies, and other library material
Filing; preparing and/or maintaining various files and records; writing routine correspondence and incident reports; typing; receiving and recording money
Sorting books and preparing them for delivery to various locations, or mailing, or for discard, or bindery
Collaborating in the creation, preparation, and display of various materials and resources
May assist in preparing an exhibit, display or other publicity material
May drive bookmobile and assist librarian in serving bookmobile patrons
Performs copy cataloging; making proper entry of new serials; assigning Cutter numbers
Processing orders, serials, documents, and other library material
Inventorying the collection, checking shelves for proper placement of books and for materials in need of repair or replacement; may perform minor book repair and/or weeding on condition as needed
Generating reports such as circulation reports, overdue notices, paging lists, clear hold shelf lists, daily and weekly cash reports and other related reports
Troubleshooting, operating, and providing assistance to patrons with library equipment, including microfilm machines, scanners, multifunction devices (e.g. copy machines), and other electronic devices
May create, maintain, and troubleshoot technical issues related to the Library’s website, intranet, and other electronic media systems
Related duties as required

 

The deadline is on October 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

 

Please contact us for any questions.

Library Human Resources
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-557-4585
Fax: 415-557-4583
Email: humanresources@sfpl.org
www.sfpl.org

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Discussion Public Affairs Research Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries (apply by Nov. 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 09:18 am

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Public Affairs Research Librarian to serve as liaison to the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs with programs in criminal justice, homeland security, public administration, and urban studies. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Public Affairs Research Librarian to serve as liaison to the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs with programs in criminal justice, homeland security, public administration, and urban studies. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Located in culturally diverse, historic, and dynamic Richmond, Virginia, convenient to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the recreation destinations of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Commonwealth University is one of Virginia's largest universities and among the nation's leading research institutions. The VCU Libraries, one of Virginia’s outstanding research library systems, advances the University’s teaching, research, service, and patient care mission with comprehensive print and digital journal, database, and reference collections with nationally prominent collections in the health and biological sciences, social work, the arts, the history of medicine, and comic and book arts.
Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head of Academic Outreach, the Public Affairs Research Librarian will actively build and maintain relationships with faculty, students, and administrative units within the Wilder School. They will provide course integrated instruction, workshops, individual consultations, and research assistance. They will actively pursue outreach opportunities to promote library services and advance research and learning for public affairs faculty and students. They will ensure reference collections are relevant to evolving public affairs research demands by actively monitoring scholarship in the field and the curriculum and research interests of the faculty. Academic Outreach Librarians are expected to contribute beyond their subject area by providing collaborative and cross-disciplinary support for departmental and library-wide outreach activities. Academic Outreach librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with VCU Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.
Qualifications
Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Preferred: Graduate-level degree in a social sciences related discipline. Two or more years of public services experience in an academic library. Experience teaching in a classroom setting and providing in depth research assistance. Familiarity with specialized research sources and methods for public affairs. An interest in mapping and GIS applications. Experience working with web authoring tools including LibGuides and developing promotional materials. Ability to work in a fast-paced, service-oriented, and collaborative environment. Evidence of successful project management skills and the ability to plan and implement programs. Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities under pressure. Evidence of creativity, initiative, and flexibility when working independently and on teams. Ability to work professionally with faculty. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $50,000 annually. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see VCU Human Resources.
For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page at http://www.library.vcu.edu/. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For the complete posting and instructions for applying, please go to: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/55841

 

A. Kathy Bradshaw, MS, MLIS, SHRM, SHRM-CP
Assistant University Librarian for Organizational Development
VCU Libraries
Virginia Commonwealth University
901 Park Avenue
PO Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
804-828-1171

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Discussion Business Research Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries (apply by Nov 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 09:17 am

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Business Research Librarian. This position works in a collaborative environment in the James Branch Cabell Library’s Academic Outreach department to serve as a liaison to the School of Business with programs in accounting, economics, information systems, management and entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, and supply chain management and analytics. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Business Research Librarian. This position works in a collaborative environment in the James Branch Cabell Library’s Academic Outreach department to serve as a liaison to the School of Business with programs in accounting, economics, information systems, management and entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, and supply chain management and analytics. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Located in culturally diverse, historic, and dynamic Richmond, Virginia, convenient to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the recreation destinations of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Commonwealth University is one of Virginia's largest universities and among the nation's leading research institutions. The VCU Libraries, one of Virginia’s outstanding research library systems, advances the University’s teaching, research, service, and patient care mission with comprehensive print and digital journal, database, and reference collections with nationally prominent collections in the health and biological sciences, social work, the arts, the history of medicine, and comic and book arts.

Responsibilities

Reporting to Head of Academic Outreach, the Business Research Librarian will serve as liaison to the School of Business. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues to support additional business-related initiatives and programs across campus. The Business Research Librarian will actively build and maintain relationships with faculty, students, and administrative units within the School of Business. They will provide course-integrated instruction, workshops, individual consultations, and research assistance. They will actively pursue outreach opportunities to promote library services and advance research and learning for business faculty and students. They will ensure reference collections are relevant to evolving business research demands. Academic Outreach Librarians are expected to contribute beyond their subject area by providing collaborative and cross-disciplinary support for departmental and library-wide outreach activities. Academic Outreach librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with VCU Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.

Qualifications

Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred: Graduate-level degree in a business-related discipline. Two or more years of public services experience in an academic library. Experience teaching in a classroom setting and providing in depth research assistance. Familiarity with specialized business research sources and methods. Experience working with web authoring tools including LibGuides and developing promotional materials. Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, service-oriented, and collaborative environment. Evidence of successful project management skills and the ability to plan and implement programs. Ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities under pressure. Evidence of creativity, initiative, and flexibility when working independently and on teams. Ability to work professionally with faculty. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Libraries

As one of only 28 public universities with academic medical centers to be designated by the Carnegie Foundation as “Community Engaged” with “Very High Research Activity,” Virginia Commonwealth University ranks among Virginia’s largest research universities, enrolling over 31,000 students. Located in the heart of Richmond, VCU offers 40 doctoral, 74 masters, 3 professional, and 62 baccalaureate degree programs. Thirty-four of VCU's graduate and professional programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation, with 22 programs ranking in the top 50 and sculpture and nurse anesthesia ranked number one. Over 3,300 faculty comprise the University's teaching force. Research strengths at the University include health and life sciences, education, engineering, social work, behavioral sciences, public affairs, advertising and design, and the fine arts. Sponsored research funding totals over $270 million, placing VCU among the top 50 research institutions in the United States.

Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University (including the newly renovated James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus) employ over 55 professionals and 90 staff with annual expenditures exceeding $20 million. VCU also operates academic programs in Doha, Qatar, supported by a library there, and in various locations throughout the U.S. and the world. The VCU Libraries is a Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, SPARC, CNI, BioMed Central, NDSA, and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a statewide networking consortium for shared access to electronic and print resources. CONTENTdm, Digital Commons, and Omeka supplement the foundation of its system architecture to enhance access to its collections and services.

The Monroe Park Campus of VCU is located in Richmond's Fan District, a large, residential neighborhood of townhouses, shops, and cafes. The campus is home to most of the University’s undergraduate and many of its graduate programs, including the School of the Arts, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, and Social Work. The School of Social Work also offers the Masters of Social Work at the Northern Virginia Campus in Alexandria, Virginia. In addition, VCU’s Qatar campus in the Middle East offers degree programs through the School of the Arts. 

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $50,000 annually. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see VCU Human Resources.

For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page at http://www.library.vcu.edu/.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/55847 complete the application and submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

 

A. Kathy Bradshaw, MS, MLIS, SHRM, SHRM-CP

Assistant University Librarian for Organizational Development

VCU Libraries

Virginia Commonwealth University

901 Park Avenue

PO Box 842033

Richmond, VA  23284-2033

804-828-1171 

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Discussion Research Data Curation Metadata Librarian, UC San Diego (apply by Oct 30)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 09:16 am

Research Data Curation Metadata Librarian

Reporting primarily to the Director of the Research Data Curation Program, the Research Data Curation Metadata Librarian works collaboratively with the Digital Object Metadata Management unit of the Metadata Services Program to provide metadata support and advice to researchers and other data owners in preparing and submitting their data collections for ingest into the Library’s digital repository.

Responsibilities of the Position

Research Data Curation Metadata Librarian

Reporting primarily to the Director of the Research Data Curation Program, the Research Data Curation Metadata Librarian works collaboratively with the Digital Object Metadata Management unit of the Metadata Services Program to provide metadata support and advice to researchers and other data owners in preparing and submitting their data collections for ingest into the Library’s digital repository.

Responsibilities of the Position

The successful candidate for Research Data Curation Metadata Librarian will be a part of the Research Data Curation Program, working integratively with the Digital Object Metadata Management unit within Metadata Services. They will provide consultation services to researchers and other data owners, assisting in analysis of their materials, modeling their collections, advising on techniques for metadata collection and enhancement, and ingesting collections into the Library’s digital repository. They will become deeply embedded in assessing specific researcher needs in the areas of data curation best practices, metadata for research datasets, and data ingest processes. The person will be a central link between the Research Data Curation Program and the Metadata Services Program, relaying discipline-specific metadata needs and advocating for processes and tools to support data curation work.

The successful candidate will also play a large role in developing and conducting training on metadata and data management best practices. The Library is currently focused on developing an instructional program utilizing Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry, and Library Carpentry workshops. The candidate will be expected to take part in this ongoing work, including participating in Software Carpentry teacher training and certification, and continued development of lesson plans. More generally, the candidate will actively participate in RDCP and MS outreach efforts on campus.

In addition, metadata for digital materials is actively shared between the Library’s systems and a number of other systems and services, including the University of California’s Calisphere portal, the Digital Public Library of America and the Center for Open Science’s SHARE service. Sharing metadata is expected to increase as time goes on, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in community discussions and take a leadership role where possible.

Closing Date: Application consideration begins October 30, 2016.

Full details:  http://libraries.ucsd.edu/jobs

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to:

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01218

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

 

 

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