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Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:
- Ontario Library Association Dr. Janette Baker Scholarship for candidates enrolling in a full-time library program in an Ontario university or college - Due April 30: http://www.accessola.org/web/OLA/About/Awards/Forms/Dr_Janette_Baker_For...
- New Mexico Library Association Marion Dorroh Memorial Scholarship – Due May 1: http://nmla.org/scholarships-grants/
- NMLA College Scholarship Fund for New Mexico library workers pursuing graduate study toward a teacher-librarian endorsement – Due May 1: http://nmla.org/scholarships-grants/
- Louisiana Library Association Scholarships for LSU students – Due May 1: http://llaonline.org/LLA/Awards___Scholarships/Scholarships/LLA/Awards___Scholarships/Scholarships.aspx
- ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce for aspiring research librarians –Due May 15: http://www.arl.org/leadership-recruitment/diversity-recruitment/initiati...
- Pennsylvania Library Association MLS Scholarships for PaLA members – Due May 15: http://www.palibraries.org/?page=Aid
- Georgia Library Association Scholarships for students who agree to work in GA for one year post-degree – Due May 19: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/scholarship.htm
- NYLA Youth Services Section Ann Gibson Scholarship for student pursuing New York State certification as a youth specialist- Due May 26: https://www.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=308&MenuKey=yss
- Eunice J. H. Parker Scholarship Award from the California Librarians Black Caucus – Northern Chapter to support Black students in the attainment of graduate or post graduate degrees in LIS - Due May 31:http://clbc.org/scholarship/eunice-j-h-parker-scholarship-award/
- North Carolina Library Association Scholarships for NC residents – Due May 31: http://www.nclaonline.org/professional-development/scholarship-loans
- Ada Leigh Soles Memorial Professional Librarian and Archivist Incentive Program for Delaware residents – Due June 1: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/1948
- Alabama Library Association Scholarships for Alabama residents – Due June 1: http://allanet.site-ym.com/?36
- Indiana Library Federation Scholarships for Indiana residents – Due June 30: https://ilfonline.site-ym.com/?page=scholarships
- Missouri Library Association Ronald G. Bohley Scholarship for MO students/employees – Due July 1: http://molib.org/awards/scholarships/
- New York Library Association NYLA-Dewey Scholarship for students in NY degree programs – Due September 30: https://www.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=36&MenuKey=career
- Rita Torres / Bibliotecas Para La Gente Scholarship for library service to Spanish-speaking and Latino communities – Due September 30: http://www.bibliotecasparalagente.org/pages/scholarships.html
- Society of American Archivists Scholarships for aspiring archivists – Due February 28: http://www2.archivists.org/recognition
- Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship - Due March 1: http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley
- American Library Association Scholarships (over 70 awards) – Due March 1: http://ala.org/scholarships
- Virginia Library Association Scholarships for VA residents/employees - Due March 3: http://www.vla.org/vla-scholarships
- Hawaii Library Association Scholarship for a UH-Mānoa LIS student – Due March 10: http://hawaiilibraryassociation.weebly.com/scholarships.html
- REFORMA National Scholarship for students with an interest in public & academic librarianship - Due March 15: http://www.reforma.org/content.asp?pl=7&sl=47&contentid=47
- REFORMA Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship for students with an interest in Children's & School librarianship - Due March 15: http://www.reforma.org/content.asp?pl=7&sl=46&contentid=46
- REFORMA Los Angeles Scholarships two scholarships for LA county students - Due March 15: http://www.reforma.org/content.asp?pl=7&sl=46&contentid=46
- South Dakota Library Association for SDLA members – Due March 15: http://www.sdlibraryassociation.org/?page=A5
- California Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland - Due March 27: http://www.cla-net.org/?page=110
- California Library Association Begun Scholarship for children's or young adult librarians in a California public library – Due March 27: http://www.cla-net.org/?page=112
- American Association of Law Libraries Scholarships for aspiring law librarians – Due April 1: http://www.aallnet.org/mm/Member-Resources/scholarships
- Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award for members of REFORMA Northeast Chapter – Due April 1: http://www.reformanortheast.org/lillian-marrero-scholarship.html
- New Hampshire Library Association Graduate Education Loan and Scholarship for NHLA members – Due April 1: http://nhlibrarians.org/education/gradstudy/
- Connecticut Library Association Scholarships for CLA member and a CT resident/employee in a CT library – Due April 3: http://ctlibraryassociation.org/content.php?page=Scholarship
- Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Scholarship for students from a Asian or Pacific Islander background – Due April 4: http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/apala-scholarship/
Additional Scholarship Opportunities without currently posted 2017 deadlines
- California Library Association Reference Service Press Fellowship for students preparing for reference/information service librarianship: http://www.cla-net.org/?page=111
- LA Virginia Mathews Memorial Scholarship for American Indian students: http://ailanet.org/awards/scholarships/
- Iowa Library Association Foundation scholarships for Iowa students: http://www.iowalibraryassociation.org/index.php/foundation
- Mississippi Library Association Black Caucus Roundtable Virgia Brocks-Shedd Scholarship for minority students: http://www.misslib.org/page-1859466
- Delaware Library Association Scholarships for Delaware students: http://dla.lib.de.us/scholarships/
- Florida Library Association Scholarships for FL students: http://www.flalib.org/scholarships
- Medical Library Association Scholarships for aspiring health sciences librarians: http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=47
- BCALA EJ Josey Scholarship for African American students: http://bcala.org/2149-2/
- Tennessee Library Association Edwin S. Gleaves Scholarship for TLA members: http://www.tnla.org/?445
- Alaska Library Association Scholarships: http://akla.org/scholarships/
- Texas Library Association Scholarships for TX residents: http://www.txla.org/scholarships
- College and University Libraries Division (CULD) of the Texas Library Association for TX students pursuing academic librarianship: http://www.txla.org/groups/culd-schol
- Oklahoma Library Association Scholarships: http://www.oklibs.org/?page=01Scholarships
- DC Library Association Ruth Fine Memorial Student Loan for DCLA members: http://www.dcla.org/page-1723277
- Idaho Library Association Scholarships for ILA members: http://idaholibraries.org/about-us/officersdivisionscommittees/professional-recognition-awards-and-educational-scholarships/
- Mississippi Library Association Peggy May Scholarship for University of Southern Mississippi student: http://www.misslib.org/page-1859463
- Nevada Library Association James S. McPhee Memorial Scholarships for NLA members: http://www.nevadalibraries.org/resources/scholarships_McPhee.html
- Richland Library Foundation established the Ethel Bolden Minority Scholarship for SC residents: http://www.richlandlibrary.com/ethel-bolden-minority-scholarship
- Arizona Library Association Louise A. Stephens Memorial Scholarship – application will open June 2017: http://www.azla.org/?page=stephensscholarship
- Southeastern Library Association Ginny Frankenthaler Memorial Scholarship for students planning to work in the Southeast: http://www.selaonline.org/sela/awards/10scholarship.html
- Wisconsin Library Association Scholarships for students at UW-Madison or UW-Milwaukee: http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/awards-scholarships/scholarships/scholarships-grants
- Kentucky Library Association (KLA) Linda Kompanik Memorial Scholarship for KY students: http://www.klaonline.org/scholarships965.cfm
- Montana Library Association Cates Scholarship: http://mtlib.org/Handbook/Cates_Scholarship/default.asp
- West Virginia Library Association Scholarship for WVLA members: http://wvla.org/content.php?page=West_Virginia_Library_Association_Scholarship
- Arkansas Library Association Scholarships (1 for school library media): http://arlib.org/wp/membership/awards-scholarships/scholarships/
- Washington Library Association Maryan E. Reynolds Scholarship for WLA members: http://www.wla.org/graduatescholarships
- Kansas Library Association Educational Foundation Scholarship for students planning careers in KS: http://kslibassoc.org/home/foundation/scholarships/
- Job Type
- Regular Full-Time
- Evanston Public Library
- Posted Date
- Job Closing Date
- Application: https://careers-cityofevanston.icims.com/jobs/1194/library-assistant-director/job
Nature of Work/Essential Functions:
*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for range.
The work of the Assistant Director of Library Administration involves the day to day administrative work of three library facilities comprised of over 121,465 square feet of interior space, as well as major capital projects to renovate, repair or replace these public assets. Employees within the Administrative Division include the human resources, procurement, marketing/public relations and development personnel. The Assistant Director of EPL Administration oversees the budget and purchasing activities of the Evanston Public Library through the creation of the annual budget and provision of monthly financial reports and through the supervision of the procurement and human resources staff. The Assistant Director serves as a key advisor to the Library Director on all fiscal policy matters, including financial reporting; payroll administration; financial planning and financial forecasting; budget development and management; accounts receivable; and purchasing; develops and implements policies and procedures governing library operations within established budgetary limitations; performs delegated tasks in managing the delivery of educational programs and services and special events throughout the City and at library facilities; exercises initiative and independent functioning in the general management of staff and facilities. He/she works with staff and Library operating departments to ensure that financial policies and practices are consistent with operational needs, and that generally accepted business practices and City policies are followed.
Specific assignment will include some or all of the following:
- Supervises human resources, procurement, marketing/public relations and development staff; assigns projects and activities; monitors work activity, evaluates performance, initiates and/or reviews discipline; hires and approves hiring of other employees.
- Working with Library Managers, coordinates and manages the preparation of the Evanston Public Library’s budget including both revenue and expenditure history analysis and future projections for all funds, submits recommendations to the Library Director for final approval. Monitors expenditures to ensure the budget allocations and expenditures are balanced.
- Monitors the cash position of Library funds. Prepares cash forecasts and compares actual cash flow to forecasts for Library funds as needed.
- Works in collaboration with the Building Manager on facilities, maintenance and security issues. Plans, directs and manages all of the day to day activities associated with the maintenance, operations and construction work which affects Evanston Public Library employees as well as residents, elected officials and all users of the Evanston Public Library.
- Assists in administration of debt programs in accordance with City of Evanston policy. Assists City of Evanston staff in the sale of City debt as required to fund the Evanston Public Library Capital Improvement Program.
- Directs the formulation of financial analyses, reports, work programs, and informational summaries; interprets and summarizes such studies, including budget and investment reports.
- Works with other Library Managers to coordinate financial policies and procedures within overall Evanston Public Library and City goals, objectives, policies and practices.
- Completes all reports required by funding agencies including the City of Evanston, State of Illinois, Grantors, Donors and Federal Government Agencies.
- Develops and implements department policies and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of resources. Recommends policies and provides technical and operational advice in area of expertise.
- Confers and consults regularly with the Library Director and other senior staff and officials; makes presentations to the Evanston City Council, Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees and/or other groups as required. Attends night and weekend meetings as required.
- Represents the Evanston Public Library at professional gatherings and forums and may represent the Library at City of Evanston and community programs.
- Employs and supervises properly trained staff and volunteers.
- Assists in the development of grants to acquire additional funding for Library services and programs.
- Deals directly with public via 311, phone calls, site visits, meetings.
- Develops RFP’s and bids for procurement of products, services, and construction.
- Recommends and obtains appropriate employee training courses.
- Researches maintenance alternatives for the areas overseen to find better methods, efficiencies and cost savings.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in business or public administration, finance, or substantially similar degree from an accredited college or university. A Master’s Degree in Public Administration or Library and Information Science is preferred.
- Must possess seven (7) or more years of experience in government/municipal finance administration, personnel and project management and must possess three (3) or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Experience planning, organizing, directing, and conducting the administrative and management functions of a multi-divisional department.
- Proven ability to effectively manage staff and build and maintain positive working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.
- Mastery in budget and financial management and a thorough understanding of financial constraints faced by local governments. Thorough knowledge of theory, techniques and methods as applied to the implementation of public sector management, funding and capital improvements.
- Experience in organizations where participative management concepts and strong customer service prevail.
- Demonstrated skill in sound problem-solving, critical thinking, time management, communications, managerial, budgetary, analytical and decision making skills.
- Demonstrated excellence in communication skills, including written, verbal and listening, including public presentations.
- Demonstrated skill as a manager with a functionally diverse staff. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of City officials, staff and citizens throughout the City and outside of the Library.
- Skill in directing staff, consultants and contractors to meet project goals, deadlines, budgets and specifications including the ability to facilitate meetings and lead project teams.
- Demonstrated skill in business software applications, including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and presentation software; ability to learn and be proficient with the City’s financial management and human resources software system.
- Ability to learn, understand and apply federal and state statues and financial requirements, City ordinances, rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Ability to read, understand and interpret statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances, policies and procedures, journals, newspapers, memos, letters, reports, legal documents, and financial documents.
- Ability to create project plans and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Ability to adapt to changing goals and initiatives. Ability to work under pressure and coordinate numerous activities and groups of people who need to cooperate to achieve maximum efficiency.
- Thorough knowledge of library operations and all applicable library laws, statutes and reporting requirements.
- Thorough knowledge of design concepts, contract document development, cost estimation, scheduling and administration for projects. Working knowledge of building codes, applicable law and regulations.
- Thorough knowledge of consultant selection process, techniques and methods.
- Working knowledge of project management practices and procedures in order to appropriately monitor and evaluate project progress.
- Skill in directing staff, consultants and contractors to meet project goals, deadlines, budgets and specifications including the ability to facilitate meetings and lead special project teams.
- Ability to review requests for payment in terms of contract compliance, successful delivery of required services, project budget, and City practices and procedures.
- Ability to read, interpret and evaluate drawings, specifications, proposals, contracts, design plans, laws, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, financial documents, legal documents, memos, journals, research results, correspondence, grant applications, punch lists, contract awards, change orders, as-built plans, technical instructions and manuals.
- Ability to work with statistics as needed including budgeting and cost monitoring.
- Thorough knowledge of policy and process evaluation concepts and the ability to assemble, analyze and organize critical data.
- Skill in assessing procedures, practices and/or policies, and in evaluating them for effectiveness and efficiency; ability to make recommendations regarding possible changes or affirmation of current status to a wide variety of audiences, both verbally and in writing.
- Knowledge of theory, techniques and applications of municipal management and supervision, including operation within a unionized and non-unionized environment.
- Skill in prioritizing short-term and long-term activities.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Work is performed primarily in a sedentary position.
Ability to lift more than 20 pounds. Ability to see, smell, taste, hear, and speak.
Ability to perceive color, depth, and texture.
Under the general direction of the Library Director or designee, work is performed with independence; works closely with City officials and Library staff at all levels of the organization. Assignments are received via work requests, e-mails, phone calls, questions, meetings and direct project and ongoing assignments from the Director; employee is responsible for prioritizing work tasks, and for identifying, including, referring and coordinating the appropriate City staff within or outside of the Department in order to resolve a problem or situation. Additionally; this position is responsible to review and oversee staff assigned departmental capital projects from inception through construction; projects are developed through the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) in conjunction with the Library Director and Board of Trustees; employee is responsible for prioritizing projects and work tasks, assigning workload to professional staff, periodic reporting of progress, monitoring project budgets, identification of problems and potential resolutions. Work is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences and meetings with the senior management staff members of the department. Guidance is provided through City Code, Library policies, City operating practices and procedures, Personnel Manual, Purchasing Manual, applicable ordinances, statutes, codes and rules. Work is evaluated formally at least annually, with respect to supervisory skills, project management, adherence to deadlines and budget, ability to work with consultants, contractors and City officials, problem solving ability, financial analysis, customer service, project delivery, written and verbal communications, leadership skills, and performance in accordance with the classification standard.
The employee has regular and frequent contact with staff and tenants of the Evanston Public Library, visitors to the library locations, citizens, contractors, developers, neighborhood groups, citizen groups, City employees, elected officials and representatives from other governmental and community agencies. Contact may be in the form of personal interaction, phone, written communication, electronic communication, informal and formal
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 or 847-448-8052 (TTY).
The Teen Services team at EPL is looking for an enthusiastic candidate, who is eager to share their knowledge and skills. This candidate should be motivated and always willing to learn new skills. This position will oversee in house programming for teens at the Main Library. In 2017 and 2018 the Main location of the Evanston Public Library will begin a full renovation, which includes moving and expanding the current teen space. A computer training lab, learning lab and digital media lab will also be in the same area as the teen space. This position will work closely with staff in those spaces and may collaborate with them on programming for patrons of all different ages.
Responsible for providing programming, reference and reader’s advisory services to teens (grades 6-12) and adults at the Evanston Public Library.
Nature of Work/Essential Functions:
PLEASE ATTACH A COVER LETTER AND RESUME ALONG WITH YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION
Hours:37.5 hours per week
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
- Plans, presents, and evaluates innovative hands-on programming for teens, parents, caregivers and educators. Programming can relate to or include science, technology, engineering, the arts or math and other activities that will appeal to young adults.
- May work on developing programming rooted in the Maker Movement philosophy.
- May plan and lead a small number of adult technology classes after Main Library renovations.
- Assists library users, primarily teens, with the use of library materials, services, equipment and facilities, including help in accessing online resources and downloading library media.
- May assist with school and community outreach/engagement for teens.
- Staffs Teen Loft service desk and other public desks as needed.
- Interviews patrons carefully to determine what information is required and provides clear, accurate and timely answers to all patron inquiries. This may include; using reference books, periodicals, and electronic resources.
- Updates website with event information and creates promotional materials for teen programs.
- Maintains current knowledge of the Library’s teen and adult collections and electronic resources, keeping abreast of industry trends and innovations. Reads, listens to, and views a wide variety of teen literature and media.
- May select materials for, and maintains, assigned area(s) of the collection.
- Develops and maintains recommended booklists and resource guides for teens.
- Serves as senior staff member in charge of the Teen area, and may serve as staff member in charge in the absence of the Young Adult Services Supervisor.
- Perform other duties as required or assigned.
- Must possess a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university and must possess one (1) or more years of experience working with teens. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.
- Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
- Considerable knowledge of teen literature and authors, graphic novels, films, music, and games. Must be fluent with social media and personal technologies currently in use among young adults.
- Experience and interest in any of the following areas: music and video creation and editing, graphic design, computer animation, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related activities (robotics, computer programming 3-D printing etc.): public speaking and creative writing desired.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of customers and staff throughout the Library, as well as outside the organization.
- Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form, while dealing with several abstract and concrete variables.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure to perform the four operations with like or common decimal fractions; to compute ratio rate, and percent and measures; to perform arithmetic operations involving all American monetary units.
- Ability to multi-task many variable duties, requests and responsibilities.
- Ability to read, understand and interpret manuals, policies and procedures, rules, regulations, journals, newspapers, memos, letters, reports and legal documents.
- Ability to prepare business letters, expositions, summaries, and reports, using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, dictation, and style.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The ability to work in a primarily sedentary position, with the ability to occasionally use force to exert up to 20 pounds. The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects, books, materials, etc. using up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from indoor temperature changes.
There are no environmental hazards associated with this classification.
Under the supervision of the Young Adult Services Supervisor. The individual has contact with other library agencies and staff at all levels, and uses the necessary resources to meet and achieve goals and/or objectives. Work is assigned through specific projects and customer/clientele request. The employee is responsible for prioritizing work tasks, and for identifying and utilizing the appropriate resources to resolve a problem or situation. Work performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences and meetings. Guidance is provided through the City Code, departmental policies, City operating practices and procedures, and other resources as applicable to specific projects assigned. Work is evaluated at least annually, with respect to customer service, problem-solving ability and performance in accordance with this classification standard.
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).
HEAD, RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
JUANITA J. AND ROBERT E. SIMPSON RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPT CHAIR & PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS LIBRARY AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment. Rank will be appropriate to the qualifications of the candidate selected, at a level of either Associate Professor or Professor.
Duties and Responsibilities: The University of Illinois is seeking a dynamic and visionary candidate with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills to lead the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The ideal candidate will have a passion for rare books and special collections and the ability to take initiative to develop and lead projects collaboratively both within the university community and beyond. The head will have a compelling vision of how to make the collections known, accessible, and used through print, exhibition, and digital means and by engaging in and promoting scholarship on materials in the collections.
The Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Chair and Head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reports to the Associate Dean for Collections and Technical Services. The incumbent works in cooperation with the University Library Office of Advancement and Public Affairs and with the University of Illinois Library Friends in fund raising efforts and in promotion of the collections. The incumbent also collaborates closely with other members the Special Collections Division and Preservation Services, in facilitating and supporting projects related to shared concerns.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
● Establishing a continuing mission and strategic directions for a preeminent rare book and manuscript program
● Leading the Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s rich instructional and public outreach efforts including, but not limited to exhibits, lectures, symposia, conferences and digital engagement
● Expanding visibility and use of collections through innovative access methods and projects
● Collaborating with other Library programs and individuals, as well as campus and community partners, including the University of Illinois’ School of Information.
● Steering collection management efforts including but not limited to collection development, maintenance, preservation/conservation, facilities, and security concerns in the unit
● Supervising four professional and two civil service staff, with indirect supervision of graduate assistants and hourly workers (approximately 3 FTE), volunteers, and additional staff as funding allows
Environment: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services that help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/.
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the largest repositories for rare books and manuscripts in the United States. The collections - nearly half a million volumes and three kilometers of manuscript material - are strong in the broad areas of literature, history, art, theology, philosophy, technology, and the natural sciences. Particular strengths lie in early printing (1200 incunabula) and imprints from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with English literature, works by Shakespeare, various important editions of the Bible, and Renaissance school books standing out as distinctive and deep collections. Also noteworthy are collections in the history of science and technology and the history of economics. The Library is renowned for its collection of emblem books and for its extensive holdings of works by and about John Milton. A special emphasis of the Library's collections is drama, from neo-Latin plays to Italian baroque drama, to Elizabethan and Jacobean playbooks, to twentieth-century set and costume design. Significant resources for northern Italian history can be found in the Cavagna Collection, which includes material from the twelfth to the twentieth century. The Spanish Golden Age collection includes more than 1,200 volumes dating from 1472 to 1700 and comprises not only Spanish literature, but also religion, law, politics, medicine, and astronomy. Finally, modern literary archival material housed in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library include the papers of Gwendolyn Brooks, H.G. Wells, Carl Sandburg, and W.S. Merwin; letters of Marcel Proust; and manuscript collections associated with such figures as Anthony Trollope, John Ruskin, Grant Richards, William Allingham, Richard Bentley, Benjamin Disraeli, Lewis Carroll, and John Richardson, among others. For more information see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/rbx/
● Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in rare books or special collections in a university or research library
● Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school of Library or Information Science, or a doctorate in a relevant field of study
● Excellent written and oral communication skills and proven record of collaboration within and/or outside the field of special collections
● Recognized national standing in rare book and special collections librarianship or a related field, as evidenced by leadership positions in professional organizations, awards, publications, or other relevant criteria
● Experience providing broad access to collections through education, public programming, and/or engagement, such as teaching with special collections, curating exhibits, organizing public events, digitization and digital outreach etc.
● Demonstrated familiarity with rare book and archival standards
● Experience working with donors and/or foundations
● Demonstrated supervisory experience as evidenced through increasing management responsibility, illustrating potential to supervise and mentor a diverse workforce including junior faculty
● Reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English
● Evidence of research and scholarship sufficient to meet university standards for a tenured faculty appointment
● Master's degree in Library Science and a Master’s or doctorate in a relevant academic field of study.
● Demonstrated success at securing external funding through gifts and grants
● Evidence of administrative acumen
● Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with staff as well as with campus faculty, students, and donors
● Demonstrated success in developing and managing complex projects
● Proven experience in management of special collections including, but not limited to, collection development, cataloging and description, preservation/conservation, facilities, and security
● Demonstrated understanding of issues related to the collection and curation of digital rare book and manuscript resources
● Working knowledge of one or more Western European or classical languages
Salary and Rank and Honorific Title: Librarians have faculty rank. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and credentials for appointment at the Professor level. Tenure and appointment as Associate Professor may be considered, dependent on qualifications and experience and perceived ability for candidates to be promoted to the rank of Full Professor. Librarians are faculty and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, publication and university/professional/community service in order to meet university standards for promotion and tenure.
For those candidates meeting campus requirements for appointment as full professor, this position also carries the potential for appointment as a named chair. The successful candidate may also receive an appointment as the “Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Professor”. Appointment to this named position will be made in accordance with campus procedures for appointment of named positions. Such named positions carry an additional salary stipend as well as discretionary funding to be used by the candidate to support their professional activities or those of the unit. For candidates meeting requirements for appointment as associate professor, appointment as a named chair will only be pursued after the candidate has achieved promotion to the rank of full professor, in accordance with University policies.
Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.
Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.
The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.
To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.
Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by December 9, 2016.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).
Public Services Librarian I – Adult Area, Cuyahoga County Public Library - Gates Mill (apply by Nov. 12)by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 10:25 am
CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY – Gates Mills
Public Services Librarian I – Adult Area
Part-time: 24 hrs./wk.
BEGINNING SALARY (DOQ): $45,872 - $55,646
Position Closes on: 11/12/16
Under limited supervision, provides reference and reader advisory services to customers. Instructs users in operation of library services and equipment. Participates in collection development and maintenance activities of the assigned subject area. Develops new and maintains ongoing programs and outreach opportunities to promote literacy. May serve as a person-in-charge of a branch and may supervise positions noted above. Assesses needs of the community and coordinates age appropriate outreach and program activities to ensure the goals and objectives of the library system are met. Supervisor of staffing and services for age group specialty.
Summary Minimum Education & Experience Required
1. Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school.
2. At least one year of customer service experience.
OTHER TESTING/LICENSES REQUIRED
1. A criminal background check is required, as are pre-employment drug and nicotine screens.
2. A valid driver’s license, reliable personal transportation and in-force automobile insurance required.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity and to apply online, please visit our website at www.cuyahogalibrary.org.
Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows
How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year
Fellowship: one-year with an optional second year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services
Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
When: September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018
Stipend: $53,435; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding
Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library science
Deadline for applications: January 27, 2017
Apply online here: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/applicinfo.html
Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.
The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:
Supported attendance at national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
- Additional seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus
- Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
- Rotation at the NIH Library (by arrangement)
- Experienced mentors from National Library of Medicine staff
- Potential to complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States
The Fellowship offers:
- A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($53,435 in 2016)
- Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
- Up to $1,500 in relocation funding
Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2017. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.
Applications and additional information are available on the Web at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/applicinfo.html Application deadline is January 27, 2017. Between 4 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.
Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or email@example.com
The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.
NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.
Kathel Dunn, PhD
Associate Fellowship Coordinator
National Library of Medicine
Bldg 38, Rm 2N-19
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Preparing future leaders in health sciences libraries and in health services research
Tenure-Track Instructional Services Librarian Position, University of West Georgia's Ingram Library (apply by Oct 17)by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 02:36 pm
Tenure-Track Instructional Services Librarian Position
The University of West Georgia's Ingram Library is seeking applicants from diverse backgrounds for the position of Instructional Services Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Instructional Services, this person will contribute to the campus-wide focus on teaching and learning. Instructional Services Librarians are committed to developing practices informed by learning theory and pedagogy.
The successful candidate will teach sections of the library's credit bearing information literacy course, an elective in the university's core curriculum, on a regular basis. In addition, librarians serve as liaisons to academic departments, a role that includes providing course-integrated instruction and collection management. Librarians also provide general reference assistance to the campus at large.
This position will serve as liaison to the Richards College of Business, which includes the Departments of Accounting and Finance, Economics, Management, and Marketing and Real Estate. Candidates with experience in this area, as well as those willing to develop expertise in this area, are encouraged to apply. This college offers both face-to-face and online-only programs. Occasional travel to satellite campus locations may be required to provide course-integrated instruction.
As tenure-track faculty members, Instructional Services Librarians engage in research, publication, and service. Financial support for professional development is available and mentoring is offered to pre-tenure Instructional Services Librarians. Faculty librarians serve on University Faculty Senate committees and have opportunities to participate in other university initiatives.
Any combination of professional experience, volunteer work, coursework, and other transferable skills may be applied toward the required and desired qualifications listed below. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant to this position.
• Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or ALA-recognized equivalent
• Teaching experience
• Experience creating engaging learning opportunities for student, faculty, or community audiences.
• Experience working cooperatively with people from diverse backgrounds
• Professional and pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
• Evidence of ability to engage in research, presentation/publication, and service as outlined in the University's guidelines for promotion and tenure; examples include prior presentations/publications, prior research experience, or a clear articulation of a research agenda you would pursue if hired
• Conversant in trends in teaching and learning, including, but not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
• Availability to work occasional evening and/or weekend hours
• 2+ years relevant experience, which may consist of academic library experience and/or experience in other teaching or research positions
• Subject expertise in business or related area [e.g. finance, economics, marketing, etc]
• Strong desire to explore pedagogical approaches and learning theories that can enrich teaching practice
• Familiarity with assessment methods and standards
• Experience independently pursuing, managing, and completing projects
• Conversant in trends in information literacy
About the library & university
The successful candidate will join 8 other librarians in the Instructional Services department of Ingram Library, which currently has a total of 18 faculty librarians. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment.
The University of West Georgia (UWG) is located in Carrollton, GA, a community approximately one hour west of Atlanta. UWG is a regional comprehensive university with steadily increasing enrollment, currently around 13,000 students, on a beautiful 645 acre campus.
As employees of the University System of Georgia, UWG librarians enjoy free tuition for most degrees (through doctoral level) at all University System of Georgia schools. Librarians earn 14 hours of annual leave per month, 8 hours of sick time per month, and twelve assigned paid holidays per year. Seehttp://www.westga.edu/hrpay for other benefits information.
Official UWG Diversity Statement
When you "Go West," you become part of a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion, recognizing the valuable contributions of each of our faculty, staff, and students. Our individual differences lend us a collective strength that also serves as an expression of our values and beliefs. We value every member of our community not in spite of but because of our differences in age, color, creed, education, ethnicity, gender expression, national origin, physical and cognitive ability, race, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and veteran status.
Rank and Salary
This is a 12-month tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank, available January 2, 2017. Salary is $62,460.
To apply please submit a cover letter that specifically addresses the qualifications for this position, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, contact information for 3 references, and a statement of your philosophy of teaching (up to 750 words), specifically addressing how it relates to teaching a diverse student population. Application materials should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Angela Pashia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin October 17. Position is open until filled.
Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at 678-839-6403.
The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Institution. Official transcripts are requirements for employment by the University of West Georgia. Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.
The UW-Madison General Library System seeks two innovative, enthusiastic, and service-orientedlibrarians to join a team of science and engineering librarians in providing research and information services to our science and engineering community. The Science and Engineering Libraries in the General Library System are comprised of a collaborative network of seven libraries (Astronomy Library, Chemistry Library, Geology and Geophysics Library, Math Library, Physics Library, Steenbock Memorial Library, and Wendt Commons Library). Together, the science and engineering librarians have primary responsibility for serving the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), the College of Engineering (CoE), the sciencedepartments, centers and programs of the College of Letters & Science (L&S), the School of Human Ecology (SoHE), the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the UW Extension/Cooperative Extension. One position will be based in Wendt Commons Library and report to the Head of Wendt Commons. One position will be based in Steenbock Library and will report to the Head of Steenbock Library.
We seek librarians with interest and/or experience in engineering/scientific information, scholarly communication, research data management, outreach, instruction, and technology and who are prepared to contribute to shaping the future of library services to the science and engineering community. With current initiatives to develop a comprehensive scholarly communications program and a new service delivery framework, these positions will have exciting opportunities to impact the future directions of the UW-Madison Libraries. As a part of a liaison team, the Engineering & Science Librarians will engage with students, faculty, and staff to develop innovative services to support their teaching, learning and research needs, as well as engage in community outreach.
For more information and to apply for the position, please go to:http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/Weblisting/External/PVLSummaryApply.aspx?pvl_num=87882. A resume and cover letter are required. Click on the Apply Online at the bottom of the page to submit your application.
To ensure consideration, applications must be received by September 19, 2016
Opening Date/Time: Tue. 08/30/16 12:00 AM Central Time
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 09/20/16 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary: $45.11 - $67.67 Hourly | $87,970.00 - $131,955.00 Annually
Location: 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, Illinois
Visit https://skokielibrary.info/about/jobs/ for application information.
Are you an experienced public library leader and manager with a talent for strategic thinking and influencing others? Do you have a passion for working collaboratively with others to build better libraries and stronger communities? Do you love developing others and helping them achieve success? Bring your experience and expertise to Skokie Public Library as its next deputy director.
The deputy director will work closely with the director and a talented management team in pursuit of our recently established strategic goals and objectives. The successful candidate will fully embrace our core service values of pursuing access and equity, cultivating learning and literacy, and engaging the community. Excellent communication skills, the ability to remain positive and flexible, and a demonstrated ability to lead people and manage projects are also highly desired for this position.
To learn more about our award-winning library, visit https://skokielibrary.info/.
If you are interested in applying, please be sure to read our new strategic plan for 2016-2019 and our organizational culture statement to make sure both resonate with you:
Provides leadership and supervises department managers of various departments, which may include aspects of library support operations and/or public services, depending on background, interest, and need
Contributes to administration of the library through cooperation with management team and administrative staff, participation in weekly management meetings, and involvement in library-wide projects
Assists with the development of board policies and internal guidelines, making recommendations to the director as necessary
Engages with leaders in the community in order to establish stronger partnerships with key organizations
Works with the director, human resources staff, and the management team to ensure effective hiring, onboarding, and development of staff
Assists with strategic planning processes and the design and implementation of annual objectives
Assists with the preparation of the annual budget and monitoring of YTD expenses
Supports and enhances organizational culture
Looks for ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness in operations and services
Manages capital improvement projects and other large-scale initiatives
Participates as a member in the work and activities of professional associations
Keeps up-to-date with new practices, opportunities, and trends in libraries and relevant fields
Acts as the librarian-in-charge in the director's absence
Attends and participates as needed in monthly board meetings
Performs other related duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications: (education, experience, and certifications)
MLS from an ALA accredited library school
Five years of increasingly responsible public library experience including supervisory experience
Preferred Qualifications: (education, experience, and certifications)
Upper level management or administrative level experience in public services and operational aspects of public libraries
Understanding of public library finances
Experience assisting with capital improvement projects
Experience creating services and spaces using design thinking and human-centered service design
Skill in building sustainable community partnerships
Exposure and understanding of measuring outcomes for programs and services
History of developing staff to become excellent leaders and managers
Contributions to the library profession through local and/or national professional associations
Minimum Competencies: (demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities)
Ability to motivate, inspire, and lead direct reports (department managers) and other staff
Management of large-scale organization changes and complex projects
Clear and effective communication through written, verbal, and non-verbal messages
Development of strong working relationships with staff and community members
Flexibility and openness to the ideas and opinions of others
Problem solving skills using sound judgment
Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce
Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
Strong public service and customer experience focus
Skill in making data-driven decisions by collecting, analyzing, and using both quantitative and qualitative data
Preferred Competencies: (knowledge, skills, and abilities)
Illinois library laws and rules
Current and innovative collection development and publishing issues, practices, and trends
Productivity tools such as Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Basecamp, and Slack • GIS (geographic information systems) data and tools
Visit https://skokielibrary.info/about/jobs/ for more information.
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Learning and Inclusion Strategist
The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks an innovative, energetic and collaborative professional to develop the role of Learning and Inclusion Strategist. This position will provide strategic direction for the University of Minnesota Libraries relating to teaching, learning, student success, and inclusion. This position represents a new opportunity within the University Libraries to grow an integrated program that embeds Libraries’ expertise into the campus curriculum, shapes services with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion, and assesses the impact of these programs on student learning. The Learning and Inclusion Strategist serves as the Chair of a new Libraries Teaching & Learning advisory group which draws together expertise from across the Libraries to develop a holistic plan and set of priorities that reflect a coordinated effort to partner with campus stakeholders on student learning. The position is also a standing member of the Libraries Diversity Leadership Committee.
· Build and lead a Teaching and Learning Program centered on practices that are inclusive and effective for all students
· Identify and foster opportunities to partner on learning, inside and outside of the classroom
· Improve or develop services with inclusion in mind, serving to reduce barriers to learning and to create a sense of belonging among all library clientele
· Position the University Libraries for innovation in learning
Required qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science OR equivalent combination of advanced degree (e.g., M.A, M.Ed., or Ph.D. in such fields as Educational Technology, Curriculum & Instruction, Culture & Teaching) and relevant experience; and, Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion.
Context: With collections of over 8 million volumes, the University of Minnesota Libraries is recognized for rich historical and special collections, innovative technologies, and model programs in support of research and learning. The Libraries were recognized in 2012 with the Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity, given by the campus Office for Equity and Diversity.
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is a Big Ten campus in the heart of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. It is both the state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation. The Twin Cities is a dynamic and diverse metropolitan area with cultural, sport, and outdoor activities for all seasons (http://wishyouwerehere.umn.edu/).
This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous-appointment track academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level.
For full description and qualifications, and to apply, go to: http://z.umn.edu/ulib366
The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.
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Jody Gray, MLIS
Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services
American Library Association
50 E Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
1-800-545-2433 ext. 5295