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Discussion County Librarian and Archivist for the County of Yolo

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:56 am

Come join Yolo County Library!

Come join Yolo County Library!

Yolo County Library is looking for a community oriented professional to serve as the County Librarian and Archivist for the County of Yolo. The Yolo County Library is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive employee workforce reflective of the population that are knowledgeable, encouraging and continually support communities in the region. The Library is committed to an environment where differences are valued and all staff are part of a productive, high performing team delivering quality services to all customers. To learn more about the Yolo County Library visit: www.yolocountylibrary.org<>.< />

Yolo County is one of California’s original 27 counties and is home to over 200,000 people. There are excellent leisure and cultural opportunities, such as the Woodland Opera House and the Mondavi Center, whitewater rafting along Cache Creek, bicycling on scenic country roads, and fishing and water-skiing along the Sacramento River. The County is also home to the University of California, Davis with its 5,300-acre campus and 36,000 student population.

The Yolo County Library serves seven communities and the rural areas of Yolo County, and provides public library services to all areas of the County except the City of Woodland. Branch libraries are located in Clarksburg, Davis, Esparto, West Sacramento, Knights Landing, Winters and Yolo. Library Administration, Technical Services and operations are located in Woodland.

For the complete list of essential functions, employment standards and knowledge and abilities, please visit the recruitment and application website at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/yolococa/default.cfm.
If you have questions, contact Gina Rowland, Director of Human Resources at (530) 666-8055.

 

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Discussion Arts Librarian for Access Services, Yale University Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:55 am

Arts Librarian for Access Services
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Requisition: 42826BR
http://bit.ly/2pdsJpl

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.

Arts Librarian for Access Services
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Requisition: 42826BR
http://bit.ly/2pdsJpl

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: The Arts Librarian for Access Services is responsible for all access services, including digital collections services, in a busy, service-focused visual and performing arts library. Reporting to the Arts Library’s Associate Director for Access and Research Services, provides oversight of and assists in the planning for a wide range of library services including: information desks, circulation, course reserves, resource sharing, stacks maintenance, and privileges. Supervises four FTE staff and a corps of student staff for access and digital services. Participates in hiring, training, coaching, and evaluating the work of access and digital services staff members. S/he collaborates with other librarians to provide research support to Arts Library patrons using a wide range of superb digital and print resources, instructional and information technologies. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, leads the Arts Library Digital Services team comprised of Arts librarians and staff from access services and special collections areas. Works with the team to establish clear digitization workflows, define collecting parameters, and identify appropriate locations for digital assets. Works collaboratively to create and maintain online instructional and research guides and to maintain the Arts Library website. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, DH Lab specialists, archivists and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching. Develops and offers services for providing digital access to resources in the Arts Library and Yale scholarly output in the arts, as part of Yale University’s digital collections, working closely with staff in cataloging, systems, and digital collections, representing the public services perspective.

S/he also serves as the primary library liaison to the School of Architecture and is responsible for providing reference, consultation, collection development, and digital and instructional services. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library, fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment, and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library system.
Working in a collaborative environment, helps manage Arts Library circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, privileges, and digital projects and services. Provides research support to students and faculty in academic departments and schools through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. Supports research and raises awareness of information resources through outreach efforts. Develops library collections in all formats. Works with the Director of the Arts Library to acquire resources in all formats (print, databases, datasets, images, a/v, etc.). Participates in Yale Library’s cross-disciplinary reference, instruction, and outreach programs. Participates in public services strategic planning and policy development focused on public services. Designs projects and brings them to conclusion in a timely manner. Participates in departmental library access services program planning. Participates in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale’s collections and research support services. Serves on library committees, working groups, and task forces, and participates in campus, regional, and national professional organizations. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
• Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.
• Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications, analytical ability, and the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele.
• Demonstrated ability in designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. Proven ability with digital projects.
• Demonstrated ability working collegially, both collaboratively and independently, within a complex organization and rapidly-changing team environment. Demonstrated ability with a user-oriented approach to library public services, including reference, instruction, and outreach.
• Demonstrated ability with management of digital resources, including one or more of the following: digital image collections, Omeka exhibitions, and/or LibGuides.

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: Advanced degree in the visual arts, art history, or architecture. Experience in an academic library. At least one year of library supervisory experience. Experience with Drupal, HTML, XML, Omeka, Shared Shelf, ArchivesSpace and Aeon.

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 15 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 Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale consists of collections from three formerly-separate operating units: Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama. Now located under one roof, these libraries support arts-area programming at Yale, including the Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama, and the department of the History of Art, as well as the teaching and research needs of the Yale community beyond the visual arts. In addition, the Arts Library houses several prominent archival and special collections in Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama, ranging from type specimens and woodblocks to theatrical archives to one of the world's foremost collection of books on color. To learn more about the Haas Family Arts Library, please visit http://web.library.yale.edu/arts.

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://bit.ly/2pdsJpl.

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 Assistant Professor / Discovery Services Librarian, University of Dayton Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:55 am

Scholars,

Please take time to check out the position below. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about the position or about the area. As a former scholar, it would be great to have more representation in Ohio!

Best,

Hector Escobar

Hector Escobar
Director of Education & Information Delivery
110 Roesch Library
University of Dayton
escobar@udayton.edu

Assistant Professor / Discovery Services Librarian

Scholars,

Please take time to check out the position below. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about the position or about the area. As a former scholar, it would be great to have more representation in Ohio!

Best,

Hector Escobar

Hector Escobar
Director of Education & Information Delivery
110 Roesch Library
University of Dayton
escobar@udayton.edu

Assistant Professor / Discovery Services Librarian

The University of Dayton Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented early-career professional to join the Information Acquisition & Organization Division as the Discovery Services Librarian. This is a full-time (12-month) tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Director of Information Acquisition & Organization.

Responsibilities:

This position will play an integral role in the development, implementation, and evolution of strategies and services for the seamless discovery of library resources and the continuous improvement of the user experience. As part of the discovery process, this role is responsible for managing aspects of the life cycle of electronic resources, which can include cataloging/metadata, access, discovery, assessment, and problem resolution. Since discovery is a constantly evolving process, this person is also responsible for monitoring trends and best practices in e-resources management, discoverability, and use. This position will work collaboratively to develop and assess efficient workflows for the enhancement of library discovery services.

The Discovery Services Librarian will be assigned a limited number of research assistance duties in order to fully understand user needs. This position will also serve as a liaison to an academic department, providing collection development and limited instructional support for that discipline. As a tenure-track faculty member, the Discovery Services Librarian is expected to engage in research and publication as defined by the University Libraries’ promotion and tenure policy.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or its international equivalent
2. One year of cataloging coursework or equivalent combination of coursework and experience
3. Coursework covering or experience with the life cycle of electronic resources, including related trends and best practices
4. Articulated ability to work within a team environment where collaboration and cooperation are essential
5. Effective written communication skills
6. Articulated potential to meet University Libraries’ promotion and tenure requirements

While no one person is expected to have all of the following preferred qualifications, the successful candidate will meet many of them:

1. Demonstrated experience cataloging serials or electronic resources using RDA standards
2. Demonstrated experience with administrative functions of a library discovery service (e.g., EBSCO, Summon)
3. Demonstrated experience providing research assistance to users
4. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to manage multiple assignments
5. Demonstrated service orientation
6. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and promote equality and inclusiveness in support of the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
7. Expressed willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits. The University Libraries provide significant support to tenure-track librarians.
Candidates should submit a brief statement indicating their experience or interest in conducting research and publication in pursuit of tenure.
To apply, submit cover letter addressing the required qualifications, curriculum vitae, research statement, and contact information for three references by May 10, 2017. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.

URL to apply online is: http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/22828. Anticipated starting date is July 1, 2017.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

U.S. News and World Report listed Dayton, Ohio, at No. 69 in its 2016 ranking of the “100 Best Places to Live” in the United States based on affordability, quality of life, job market, desirability and net migration.

Besides offering a wide variety of housing options and a rich menu of arts and culture including opera, ballet, philharmonic, theater, an art institute and more, the Dayton area also is home to the largest network of paved bike/recreation trails in the United States, along with the popular Link Dayton bike-share program. The metropolitan area has an abundance of high-quality public and private education options, and the city’s “Welcome Dayton” immigrant-friendly initiative has deepened the region’s ethnic and cultural diversity.

The University of Dayton offers excellent benefits and educational opportunities to faculty and staff, as well as many athletic, performing arts and scholarly events.

The University of Dayton is committed to the recruitment, hiring and promotion of outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. In support of this commitment, the University is pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty. The dual career program serves as a resource and support system and is not intended to take the place of one’s own job search efforts. While we cannot guarantee placement, we will serve as an effective support system for your spouse. Information can be found at https://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php

 

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Discussion Health & Life Sciences Research Librarian and Associate Director, Veterinary Medicine Library - NCSU Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:54 am

Health & Life Sciences Research Librarian and Associate Director, Veterinary Medicine Library
NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC 27695 USA

Health & Life Sciences Research Librarian and Associate Director, Veterinary Medicine Library
NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC 27695 USA

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Health & Life Sciences Research Librarian and Associate Director, Veterinary Medicine Library. This position develops and delivers high-impact learning experiences, including instructional sessions and workshops on library resources and tools, and on research skills such as data analysis and visualization, both in the classroom and online. S/He plans and conducts outreach and engagement opportunities, such as orientations, special events, and tours, for the entire One Health community, including referring veterinarians, health professionals at other institutions, clients of the Veterinary Hospital, and future veterinarians. The incumbent develops and manages specialized research collections; provides in-depth research consultation with students, instructors, and researchers; and collaborates with faculty, researchers, librarians, technologists and others on strategic interdisciplinary projects. As Associate Director, the incumbent is responsible for the Library in the absence of its director, including managing operations and overseeing the work of others. This position serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams, as well as working groups and committees within the College. NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.

Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/EHRA/vetmed. AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.

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Discussion Per Diem Librarian Openings at San Mateo Public Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 09:11 am

The San Mateo Public Library is hiring and we need you! We have two 15 hour per week positions open and are also looking to replenish our on call list from this recruitment. Librarians in these roles provide direct public service at all three of our locations, including the beautiful Main Library in downtown San Mateo.

The San Mateo Public Library is hiring and we need you! We have two 15 hour per week positions open and are also looking to replenish our on call list from this recruitment. Librarians in these roles provide direct public service at all three of our locations, including the beautiful Main Library in downtown San Mateo.

Are you fresh out of library school and looking for your first librarian position? Are you looking to transition to public librarianship from another field? Perhaps you want to pick up some extra hours on top of your full-time gig or just enjoy working part-time? If this sounds like you, this position may be a great fit to gain experience and build your resume. A positive and proactive attitude, willingness to work with all ages, and a commitment to excellent customer service are a must.

For more information and to apply: http://www.cityofsanmateo.org/DocumentCenter/View/55791

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Online Doc Collection Development Librarian, Yale University Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 02:01 pm

Collection Development Librarian
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Requisition: 42913BR
http://bit.ly/2psxeNT

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.

Collection Development Librarian
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Requisition: 42913BR
http://bit.ly/2psxeNT

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 Director of Collection Development, the Collection Development Librarian is an operational position with responsibilities for collection funds management, collection development training, and collection assessment. The professional in this position will coordinate and collaborate with colleagues across the Yale University Library system in the implementation of collection development strategies and operations.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association Accredited Library school and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience are required.
• Demonstrated ability in collection development and knowledge of scholarly publishing practices and trends.
• Demonstrated ability to manage budgets. Demonstrated ability to design and manage projects, bringing them to a successful conclusion.
• Excellent analytical skills. Demonstrated proficiency in Excel. Experience using quantitative and/or qualitative data to inform decision-making.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work collaboratively across organizational units

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 providing training and creating documentation. Experience with vendor relations and communications. Experience providing public services in an academic library. Experience reading, interpreting, and negotiating license agreements.

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 15 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.

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://bit.ly/2psxeNT.

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 Digital Infrastructure and Preservation Librarian, WSU Libraries (apply by May 29)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 01:20 pm

The WSU Libraries are now accepting applications for the position of Digital Infrastructure and Preservation Librarian. The closing date is May 29, 2017. The full notice of vacancy is below

The required, online application can be found here: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/31685

The WSU Libraries are now accepting applications for the position of Digital Infrastructure and Preservation Librarian. The closing date is May 29, 2017. The full notice of vacancy is below

The required, online application can be found here: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/31685

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Digital Infrastructure and Preservation Librarian
Work Location: Pullman, Washington
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications
Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, tenure-track
Posting Close date: 05/29/2017
Required Applicant Documents: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, and Contact Info for 3 References
Finalists for this position may be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.

Position Summary:
As part of a larger functional team, comprised of personnel from the Libraries Systems Office, the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, and Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections at Washington State University, this position will be the primary technical advocate for the creation and curation of sustainable digital collections. This position will support existing digital repository software solutions including: CONTENTdm, Omeka, DSpace, Mukurtu, and Scalar. This position will also take a lead role in molding the overall digital infrastructure and preservation plans at the Washington State University Libraries. This tenure-track position reports to the Head of Systems and Technical Operations at the Washington State University Libraries in Pullman, Washington.

The WSU Libraries (http://libraries.wsu.edu), one of two ARL Libraries in the state, houses over two million books and over 30,000 journal and magazine subscriptions. The Libraries are a part of the Orbis Cascade Alliance and are deeply invested, along with our partner libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, in the activities of the shared Unified Resource Management and shared Discovery environment. As an active partner in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the WSU Libraries both inform and reflect the guiding tenets of the Alliance, which are: work smart, design for engagement, and innovate to transform. The Libraries also houses and co-directs the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (http://cdsc.libraries.wsu.edu/), a collaboration with the College of Arts & Sciences that fosters digital projects across all disciplines and is home to national programs such as the Tribal Stewardship Cohort Program, The Sustainable Heritage Network (http://sustainablerheritagenetwork.org), the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal (http://plateauportal.libraries.wsu.edu) and Mukurtu CMS (http://mukurtu.org).

Minimum/Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire; excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with or supporting a Content Management System (CONTENTdm, Omeka, Dspace or Mukurtu preferred); documented experience managing complex projects; familiarity with current trends in digital library initiatives, digital curation and digital preservation standards; experience with web-based application development languages and other technologies such as PHP, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, and AJAX; familiarity with current trends in data stewardship and data management plans; experience working with web APIs (HTTP/REST/JSON); comfort using version control for collaborative development (e.g., Git); strong attention to access, privacy and security issues; commitment to working with diverse communities; willingness to participate in an open-source community; willingness to work in an agile-development team environment, lead and think creatively, problem-solve and be flexible.

EEO/AA Statement
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

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Discussion Research Services Librarian, Libraries at UW-Madison (apply by May 23)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 01:17 pm

The Libraries at UW-Madison is currently recruiting for a Research Librarian for Special Collections.

The Libraries at UW-Madison is currently recruiting for a Research Librarian for Special Collections.

Under the supervision of the Public Services Coordinator in the Department of Special Collections, the Research Services Librarian will provide expert research support for students, faculty, and the general public. This position is also responsible for broadening awareness of Special Collections through robust outreach activities on campus and beyond. The Research Services Librarian will find innovative ways to integrate rare books, manuscripts, and other primary sources into the classroom by planning and leading instruction sessions and class visits. In addition to these primary duties, this position will have responsibilities for maintaining the Special Collections web presence, including the department website and social media, and serving as the primary liaison to the UW Digital Collections Center.

For more information and to apply for the position, please click here: PVL# 90497

All applications must be submitted online. Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button at the top of the page to submit your materials. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 23, 2017. A criminal background check is required.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you!

Anne

Anne Murphy-Lom
Human Resources Manager
General Library System
367 Memorial Library
728 State Street
Madison, WI 53706

Phone: (608)262-2768
Fax: (608)265-2754
Email: anne.murphylom@wisc.edu

 

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Discussion Head of Discovery Services, University at Buffalo Libraries (apply by May 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 11:37 am

Employment Opportunity – University at Buffalo Libraries
Head of Discovery Services (Staff Associate SL-4)

Employment Opportunity – University at Buffalo Libraries
Head of Discovery Services (Staff Associate SL-4)

The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a forward-thinking and resourceful library professional to serve as a pivotal member of the management team of Discovery and Delivery. The Head of Discovery Services provides leadership for electronic resource management, acquisitions, cataloging and metadata services to ensure that online and print collections are efficiently acquired, easily accessible and readily discoverable to all library users. Working under the purview of the Associate University Librarian for Discovery and Delivery, the incumbent works closely with library faculty and staff to improve the ways in which the Libraries acquire and manage library materials in all formats.

The Head of Discovery Services works to improve operational efficiencies and seizes on opportunities to incorporate emerging technologies into workplace operations. This individual oversees the administration of Ex Libris Aleph, the current integrated library system (ILS) in use, and helps to lead the Libraries efforts to prepare for and migrate to the next-generation library services platform (LSP) within two years. The incumbent participates in the evaluation of applications that support and enhance information discovery and retrieval in the library services platform.

The Head of Discovery Services is a pivotal contributor to assessment activities that help create and maintain a data-driven culture in all areas of the Discovery and Delivery unit. The incumbent leads efforts to find innovative ways to reduce resource costs through collaborative engagement with peer institutions within SUNY and throughout the state. Working closely with the Associate University Librarian in Discovery and Delivery and other team managers in Discovery and Delivery, this individual will plan and implement projects for new services, design new strategies for statewide partnerships, and develop new revenue streams.

The successful candidate must be able to coach and mentor staff and support innovation, collaboration, communication, engagement, and accountability within the Libraries.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent) is required.
The incumbent must have at least two years of managerial and supervisory experience in an academic research library.
Awareness of current practice, research and trends in cataloging, e-resources and acquisitions, and information technology is required.
The Head of Discovery Services must possess superior project management skills and have the ability to coordinate the work and activities of others.
The incumbent must be an effective team leader, foster strategic innovation, inspire and empower staff, create consensus for new and innovative programs, and build trust among internal constituents.
This individual must have a strong service orientation and be able to create a working environment that is responsive to the needs of library patrons. Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing environments and address problems resourcefully and creatively is required. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are necessary for the incumbent to be successful in this position.
Preferred Experience:
Five years of successful, progressively responsible professional experience in academic library technical services is preferred.
Proficiency with relational databases and experience with Tableau or other data visualization tools is highly desirable.

To apply:
Visit https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu and search for posting number P1700027. All applicants must apply via the UBJobs Web site. Please provide contact information, including email addresses, for three professional references at the end of your cover letter. Candidates invited to interview for the position will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff of the University Libraries. Nominations and/or questions may be addressed to Cherie Williams, Human Resources Officer at ublibjob@buffalol.edu. Review of applicants is currently underway. The deadline for applying is May 18, 2017.

The University at Buffalo
A flagship institution in the State University of New York system and a member of the Association of American Universities, UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. UB offers more than 375 academic programs – the largest menu of academic choices in New York State. UB provides students access to a rich variety of multicultural experiences and environments, both on campus and through our 80-plus study abroad programs. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world.

The University Libraries
As the largest academic research library in the SUNY system, the UB Libraries provide an outstanding array of digital and print resources to support research in both physical and virtual environments. Our mission is to provide outstanding resources, experts, services and spaces that enrich the research, learning, teaching and creative activities of UB faculty, students and staff as well as those of the local and global community members we serve.

The Buffalo Niagara Region
The Buffalo Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with diverse communities and outstanding assets. Voted America’s No. 1 favorite city by Travel+Leisure readers, and ranked among the top five American cities to which to relocate by Spelling’s Best Places, Buffalo is on the rise – and UB is proud to play an active part in its resurgence. Buffalo offers the amenities of a major urban area without the headaches. Friendly folks, quick commutes, charming neighborhoods and a low cost of living are among the perks of life in the region. Three international bridges connect the Buffalo Niagara region to Canada. Travel to the cosmopolitan city of Toronto is only 90 minutes by car. By air, we are less than an hour to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
The University at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities

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Discussion Research Data Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:32 am

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research Data Librarian. The Research Data Librarian will collaborate with liaison librarians, researchers, the Office of Research and Innovation, and other stakeholders to organize, disseminate, and preserve data generated by the University's research enterprise. 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 Research Data Librarian. The Research Data Librarian will collaborate with liaison librarians, researchers, the Office of Research and Innovation, and other stakeholders to organize, disseminate, and preserve data generated by the University's research enterprise. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian of Scholarly Communications and Publishing, the Research Data Librarian will work closely with librarians and research, teaching, and administrative faculty to improve research data management expertise and practice across the University. The Research Data Librarian will provide consultation, leadership, and thorough knowledge of best contemporary practice in research data management to faculty, research investigators and investigator teams, and students. The Research Data Librarian will help researchers create data management plans, determine long-term storage and curation plans for research data, select and use data repositories, and meet funder compliance requirements for data integrity and access. The Research Data Librarian is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the 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: Experience in leading and managing research data management, scholarly communications, or related programs. Expert knowledge of trends and best practices in research data management throughout the research lifecycle. Experience working with researchers and administrators in an academic environment. Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of users with different levels of experience to meet their research data management needs. Understanding of contemporary research practices including workflows, transparency, and reproducibility. Working knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research tools including data visualization, data management planning, data analysis, and data description. Strong teaching and data literacy competencies. Proven understanding of scholarly communication trends, funder requirements, open access, repositories, and research impact measures. Demonstrated awareness of privacy and confidentiality for human subjects research and other research involving protected data. An advanced degree or relevant subject knowledge in a health science or science discipline.

Successful experience working in a collaborative environment. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills as well as presentation and public speaking skills. Able to work professionally with academic and clinical faculty. Flexible and adaptable to succeed in an evolving, fast-paced environment. Strong service orientation. Ability to bring new ideas and concepts to current practice. Interest in developing new skills through continuing education opportunities. Experience at urban research institutions, HBCU or minority serving institutions is desired.

For the complete posting and application instructions, please see: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/61813

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

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