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Discussion Branch Librarian I, Boston Public Library - Chinatown Branch

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:40 pm

Branch Librarian I

Branch Librarian I

https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/13746/branch-librarian-i/job?hub=8&mobile=false&width=1200&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240 

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.

Req ID - 2017-13746
Position - Regular Full-Time
Dept - Boston Public Library
Location  - BPL-General Library Services
Salary Min - 57,412.62
Salary Max - 77,434.65
Union - PSA
Openings - 1
Posted Date - 9/20/2017
Posting End Date 

Contact Email - ehernon@bpl.org 

Overview of Essential Functions:   Under direction of the Neighborhood Services Manager, to assume responsibility for the administration and programs of the Chinatown Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Reports to:   Neighborhood Services Manager

Supervises:  The staff of the Chinatown Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Responsibilities:

Scope of Responsibility

  1. Executes the policies and practices of the Library as they pertain to the Branch Library.
  2. Assumes primary responsibility in one service area or more, depending on current staffing and community needs, when necessary.
  3. Provides reference and readers' advisory services, and programs which may involve all age groups.
  4. Stimulates library use for all age groups within a defined neighborhood, through the development of programs, collections and community outreach.
  5. Supervises the development and maintenance of the branch library's collections within the framework of Library policies.
  6. Supervises, trains and develops each staff member to realize his/her full potential and use that developed potential to provide the best library service.
  7. Works collegially with other Branch Librarians, department heads and staff throughout the library.
  8. Demonstrates familiarity with and ability to apply collective bargaining agreements, as needed, to carry out the responsibilities as supervisor of branch staff.
  9. Maintains the appropriate liaisons with regard to the Branch building.
  10. Maintains working relationships with Friends of the Library, educational institutions, churches, social and community groups, and businesses in the community served.
  11. Assumes responsibility for administering funds within the Branch.
  12. Makes oral presentations and written reports on activities within the Branch.
  13. Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.
  14. Represents the Library on citywide and statewide committees, if called upon to do so.

Performs other related and/or comparable duties as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Qualifications

Education – A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience – Four years of pertinent professional library experience and/or any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

Knowledge – Broad knowledge of library policies, practices and procedures and willingness and ability to execute them effectively; extensive knowledge of book and non-book materials; comprehensive knowledge of bibliographical tools and sources; demonstrated knowledge of appropriate technology; broad knowledge of library collections.

Abilities – Administrative insight and broad professional outlook; demonstrated progressive, professional development. Proven ability to plan and supervise the work of others; continuing interest in and ability to improve existing work techniques and procedures; demonstrated ability to work successfully with staff and public alike.

Skills – Proven skills in oral and written communications; superior ability and willingness to assume responsibility; initiative in generating new ideas. Commitment to library leadership within the neighborhood served; willingness and proven ability to work with patrons of all age groups; professional demeanor; tact, dependability, good judgment and courtesy. 

Requirements

1) Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

2) Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

3) CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

Terms        

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P-3

Hours per week: 35

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Discussion Associate Director, Yale University Library - Arts Library Special Collections

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:38 pm

Associate Director, Arts Library Special Collections

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Associate Director, Arts Library Special Collections

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  45714BR

http://bit.ly/2xF8jdX

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 the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, the Associate Director for Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC) directly oversees ALSC’s collections and research services and instruction program; coordinates the Art Library’s exhibits and events program; and directs the Yale University Library’s Bibliographical Press program. Arts Library Special Collections includes a broad selection of fine press and artists’ books, manuscript and archival holdings related to the book arts, and manuscript and archival holdings related to theatrical productions. The collection also includes the Faber Birren Collection of Books on Color and the Yale Bookplate collection of ex-libris prints and process materials.

The incumbent manages the Special Collections unit by promoting and instilling the highest service standards, and leverages the unit’s resources to provide excellent customer service throughout the library. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library; fosters a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment; and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library System.

The Associate Director establishes and improves policies for the ALSC in support of learning and research through the provision of reliable, secure, and convenient access to ALSC collections physically and virtually. In coordination with the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, helps plan strategic initiatives for the Arts Library Digital Services unit that connect researchers to digital collections, technologies, and subject specialists.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school and an undergraduate or graduate degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture, or a related field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a research library and ability and achievement in managing staff and budgets. Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition.
  • Familiarity with a special collections environment comprised of archives, manuscripts, rare and antiquarian books, audio-visual materials, and ephemera as well as in acquiring, cataloging, processing, preserving, securing, and/or digitizing them. Experience managing both analog and digital materials.
  • Demonstrated ability working collegially, both collaboratively and independently, within a complex organization and rapidly-changing team environment. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications, analytical ability, and the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence and innovation in developing programs for customer service and outreach, which includes curating exhibits and providing reference and instruction.

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 and/or relevant experience in the visual arts, art history, architecture, drama/theater, or a related field. Experience in an academic library environment. Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship.

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.  For additional information on the Haas Family Arts Library, please visit http://www.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/2xF8jdX.

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 Director for Collections and Resource Management, William Paterson University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:38 pm

Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management, Job Code 727

https://wpconnect.wpunj.edu/emps/jobs/positions2.cfm?job=27415

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management.   

Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management, Job Code 727

https://wpconnect.wpunj.edu/emps/jobs/positions2.cfm?job=27415

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management.   

Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, The Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management provides leadership, vision and overall management of Cheng Library’s Resource Management Division, which covers all library technical services personnel, operations, and departments, and is a member of the library’s management and planning team. S/he participates in strategic planning, development of new initiatives, policy development, and library governance. The Assistant Director participates in the Library’s User Education and Liaison programs, and serves on Library, University, regional and national committees, as appropriate.  The Resource Management Division includes the Periodicals & Interlibrary Loan, Cataloging, Library Information Systems, and Acquisitions departments.

Required Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master’s degree and a second master’s (or doctoral) degree in a field relevant to the University curriculum; Demonstrated strong communication, analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills; Evidence of extensive knowledge about library technical service operations, trends, and best practices; A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible academic library employment, including supervisory and administrative experience. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Front-line experience working in at least one core area of library technical services; experience with budgeting; experience working with the Voyager System; work experience with diverse populations.
    
William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City. 

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Leah Zamora at LibrarySearch@wpunj.edu or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Cheng Library, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submission preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  For additional information about the University visit www.wpunj.edu.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. 

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Discussion Assistant Dean, University of Oregon Libraries - Library Administrative Services

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:38 pm

http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/521134/assistant-dean-library-ad...

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Assistant Dean, Administrative Services, provides strategic, administrative leadership in the areas of financial management services, facilities management and business services, and human resources management, all of which includes communication and application of related University and library policies and procedures. The Assistant Dean supervises staff and student assistants. She or he may also serve as the Acting Dean in the absence of the Dean and Associate Deans. The position is responsible for responding to the needs of faculty, students, staff, and the public. 

This position provides leadership and oversight for assigned areas in the position’s portfolio, but also contributes significant hands-on work related to budget development and management, and library-wide evaluation and assessment. The Assistant Dean directly supervises 2.0 FTE officers of administration and 1.0 FTE classified staff, and is responsible for a total permanent staff of nine, plus several student assistants. The position provides leadership as the administrative sponsor for the Evaluation, Assessment, and User Experience Team, the Library Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, the Student Supervisors Group, the Undergraduate Research Award Committee, and ad hoc working groups as needed. The incumbent also serves as a member of the senior-level Administrative Team and Library Council, and participates in appropriate professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field, and to meet criteria for promotion and retention. For a full job posting, including instructions on how to apply, please visit the UO Career Website.

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Discussion Assistant Dean, Library Administrative Services at University of Oregon (apply by Oct 12)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:38 pm

http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/521134/assistant-dean-library-ad...

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Assistant Dean, Administrative Services, provides strategic, administrative leadership in the areas of financial management services, facilities management and business services, and human resources management, all of which includes communication and application of related University and library policies and procedures. The Assistant Dean supervises staff and student assistants. She or he may also serve as the Acting Dean in the absence of the Dean and Associate Deans. The position is responsible for responding to the needs of faculty, students, staff, and the public. 

This position provides leadership and oversight for assigned areas in the position’s portfolio, but also contributes significant hands-on work related to budget development and management, and library-wide evaluation and assessment. The Assistant Dean directly supervises 2.0 FTE officers of administration and 1.0 FTE classified staff, and is responsible for a total permanent staff of nine, plus several student assistants. The position provides leadership as the administrative sponsor for the Evaluation, Assessment, and User Experience Team, the Library Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, the Student Supervisors Group, the Undergraduate Research Award Committee, and ad hoc working groups as needed. The incumbent also serves as a member of the senior-level Administrative Team and Library Council, and participates in appropriate professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field, and to meet criteria for promotion and retention. For a full job posting, including instructions on how to apply, please visit the UO Career Website.

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Discussion All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (apply by Oct 7)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:37 pm

http://hsls.pitt.edu/about/positions/

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR).

http://hsls.pitt.edu/about/positions/

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR).

The National Library of Medicine has initiated a new program with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). The All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator will work within NY, NJ, PA and DE and in collaboration with All of Us program partners, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and regional partners to develop, pilot, model and evaluate All of Us community engagement activities. The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations and others to develop activities based on community health needs. Target areas will be chosen to reach underrepresented populations typically not included in research.

View the full job posting for extended description and qualifications.

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Discussion 4 Environmental/Historic Preservation Technicians, Austin and Houston areas (apply by Oct 10)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:37 pm

We are actively recruiting local hires that live in the Austin and Houston Texas area, if you know anyone that has the background in Environmental or Historic Preservation that lives in these area’s please have them apply to one of the links below. Thanks

Environmental Technician – Austin
https://wit.twc.state.tx.us/WORKINTEXAS/wtx?u=1505569556921&pageid=EM_JP...

We are actively recruiting local hires that live in the Austin and Houston Texas area, if you know anyone that has the background in Environmental or Historic Preservation that lives in these area’s please have them apply to one of the links below. Thanks

Environmental Technician – Austin
https://wit.twc.state.tx.us/WORKINTEXAS/wtx?u=1505569556921&pageid=EM_JP...

Environmental Technician – Houston
https://wit.twc.state.tx.us/WORKINTEXAS/wtx?u=1505569622159&pageid=EM_JP...

Historic Preservation Technician – Austin
https://wit.twc.state.tx.us/WORKINTEXAS/wtx?u=1505569753138&pageid=EM_JP...

Historic Preservation Technician – Houston
https://wit.twc.state.tx.us/WORKINTEXAS/wtx?u=1505570167068&pageid=EM_JP...

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Discussion 2 Youth Services Librarian positions, Alexandria VA

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:37 pm

Youth Services Manager (Librarian II) - Full-Time (40 Hours a Week) – starting salary range $51,552.80 - $60,885.50, Burke Branch

Youth Services Manager (Librarian II) - Full-Time (40 Hours a Week) – starting salary range $51,552.80 - $60,885.50, Burke Branch

Youth Services Librarian (Librarian I) - Full-Time (40 Hours a Week) – starting salary range $46,758.92 - $57,154.76, Beatley Central

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Copyright Discussion Group (ACRL)

Discussion Learning Opportunity--Brigham Young University Copyright Symposium, November 2-3, 2017

by Carla Myers on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 03:22 pm

Here you'll find information about the upcoming Brigham Young University Copyright Symposium: https://copyright.ce.byu.edu/.

Here you'll find information about the upcoming Brigham Young University Copyright Symposium: https://copyright.ce.byu.edu/.

[This event] is hosted by the BYU Copyright Licensing Office. The symposium brings together stakeholders interested in copyright law throughout the academic, legal, business, creative, and technology communities. The symposium will expand to two days this year, beginning Thursday with a Copyright Basics presentation and followed by a welcome reception. Friday will be a full day of panel discussions and presentations by government officials, industry professionals, legal scholars, content creators and others on a variety of legal and business issues at the forefront of copyright and intellectual property law. The symposium aims to broaden attendees’ perspectives and provide excellent networking opportunities.

They've put together a great program, which includes breakout sessions on music and copyright, open educational resources, and the international copyright landscape.

I attended this symposium back in 2015 and found it to be a fun and informative event!

Best,
Carla Myers

ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Co-chair
Assistant Librarian & Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
Miami University Libraries
Oxford, Ohio 45056

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event ACRL Board Document Deadline - Fall Board Meeting

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:19 am

The ACRL Fall Board Meeting will be held virtually on October 26, 2017. Action and discussion requests for Board consideration should be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Documents for Board consideration: due Thursday, October 12, 2017

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ACRL Fall Board Meeting will be held virtually on October 26, 2017. Action and discussion requests for Board consideration should be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Documents for Board consideration: due Thursday, October 12, 2017

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors action form of discussion form working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
  2. Email your Board action or discussion form and supporting documents to Allison Payne with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline, so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one business day of submission. If you do not receive a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

 Best,
Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer

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