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Discussion Associate University Librarian for Research and Academic Collaboration, Washington University in St. Louis (apply by March 15)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 03:13 pm

Associate University Librarian for Research and Academic Collaboration Services Division - Olin Library - 39019

 Job Opening ID:  39019 

 Description   Library Services 

 Close Date  03/15/2018 

  This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

 

 Department Name/Job Location 

 

This position is in the Olin Library for the Danforth Campus.

 

 Essential Functions 

Associate University Librarian for Research and Academic Collaboration Services Division - Olin Library - 39019

 Job Opening ID:  39019 

 Description   Library Services 

 Close Date  03/15/2018 

  This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

 

 Department Name/Job Location 

 

This position is in the Olin Library for the Danforth Campus.

 

 Essential Functions 

 The Washington University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, creative, engaging, and experienced professional to serve as Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research and Academic Collaboration Services Division.  The Washington University Libraries, comprised of 12 libraries on the university’s Danforth, West, and Medical School Campuses, operate as a unified library system in support of the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university.  The Libraries’ house more than 3.6 million books, journals, and other print materials; 2.5 million microforms; 50,000 AV titles; and have access to more than 65,000 electronic journals and more than 500,000 e-books. The libraries' 135 dedicated professional and support staff serve an increasingly diverse community and exemplify the libraries' commitment to meet the needs of faculty, staff and students for the present - and for years to come.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

Under the direction of the Vice Provost and University Librarian, the AUL, Research and Academic Collaboration provides leadership and management for the division, including: library planning and programming serving scholar-oriented services in support of research, instruction, and learning. The AUL leads and facilitates the design and implementation of collaborative partnerships and innovations by monitoring and applying developments in research libraries, relevant information behaviors, and services innovation in concert with the evolving needs of faculty and students. The AUL has direct management responsibility, including recruitment, development, and evaluation of a diverse professional staff. As a member of the University Librarian’s Council (ULC), the AUL contributes to organizational effectiveness and efficiency by creating and providing strategic direction and policy development within a collaborative, team oriented environment and participates in strategic planning, budgeting, operations, and personnel decisions for the university libraries.  Along with the members of ULC, represents the Vice Provost and University Librarian and the library within the university and at local, regional, and national meetings.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The successful incumbent will develop and communicate a vision and incorporate innovative approaches to leading complex, integrated programs and projects, have effective problem analysis and resolution skills, and the ability to plan and implement new services designed to meet user needs. Areas of responsibility include: Research and Liaison Services; Distributed/Departmental Libraries; Academic Support and Collaboration: information literacy, instruction coordination, student engagement.

 

As a member of the Libraries’ senior leadership team, contributes to the development of vision and strategy.  Directs staff to develop and implement innovative, comprehensive programs and services based on the vision. Leads development and implementation of comprehensive sustainable programs and services across all areas of responsibility.

Contributes to substantive expertise, insight and creative thinking in order to play a significant lead role in library-wide planning, setting strategic initiatives, resource allocation, policy development and evaluation of activities and services.

Facilitates strategic development, ongoing assessment, and planning of interdependent programs including Research and Liaison Services; Distributed/Departmental Libraries; Academic Support and Collaboration.

Works collaboratively with organizational and institutional stakeholders to address scholarly, research, teaching and learning needs in a timely manner.

Actively seeks out opportunities to work with University and external organizations to develop coalitions and partnerships that ensure enduring access to content and collection resources, wherever held.

Contributes to the profession through engagement with appropriate internal and external organizations.

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 Required Qualifications 

 

Advanced degree in librarianship or information science from ALA-accredited program, or equivalent degree.

Minimum of 5 years of experience managing a department or significant program in an academic library or related academic setting.

Depth of knowledge of trends and issues affecting university research libraries, along with a strong understanding of the role the library plays in the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university.

Progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in an academic library or in higher education.

Demonstrated knowledge of technology development and evolving trends in user behavior in an academic environment.

Demonstrated ability to engage others in collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services.

Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Successful track records in program development.

Experience with the application of technology in knowledge management in support of teaching and scholarship.

Commitment to fostering an inclusive, diverse work environment.

Demonstrated ability to build and maintain deep collaborative relationships in the delivery of effective services to users.

Demonstrated judgment, broad perspective and emotional intelligence in working with organizational and institutional constituents.

Understanding of teaching and learning practices and innovations in higher education.

 

 Preferred Qualifications 

 

Knowledge of library organization, planning, and management.

Significant management experience leading integrated/complex department or program working with libraries in public facing services, such as research services, subject or liaison services or similar service offerings.

Experience working with consortia and shared service organization; significant supervisory/management of professional staff.

Ability or experience leading organization and/or institutional initiatives and collaborations.

 

 Salary Range 

 The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.

 

 Department Summary 

 

The university offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance and retirement contributions.  Libraries’ staff also receive support for professional development.  

 

 Benefits 

 -Retirement Savings Plan

-22 vacation days

-8 Paid Holidays

-Sick Time

-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children

-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass

-Free Life Insurance

-Health, Dental, Vision

-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

-Long Term Disability Insurance

-Flex Spending Plan

-Other Benefits

 

Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)

 

Applicant Special Instructions 

 Please submit a cover letter/letter of interest and resume/CV with your application materials.

 

You may add a cover letter that describes your demonstrated experience related to the positions after you have applied.

You will need to log in to your account at https://jobs.wustl.edu/ first.  Then select "add attachment"  on the My Activities page, accessible by clicking in the My Activities box on the upper right hand side of your home page.  You then see the option to upload new documents.

 

EOE Statement 

 Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Discussion Head Librarian (Two Positions), Austin Community College (apply by Feb. 23)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 03:10 pm

Head Librarian (Two Positions)

https://eapps.austincc.edu/ehire/posting/online_version.php?job_num=1711025

Austin Community College Library Services Administration is inviting applications for two Head Librarian (Faculty) positions! We have an opening at the Pinnacle (PIN) Campus and we are ready to begin hiring for our newest campus, San Gabriel (SGC).

 

Head Librarian (Two Positions)

https://eapps.austincc.edu/ehire/posting/online_version.php?job_num=1711025

Austin Community College Library Services Administration is inviting applications for two Head Librarian (Faculty) positions! We have an opening at the Pinnacle (PIN) Campus and we are ready to begin hiring for our newest campus, San Gabriel (SGC).

 

Consider joining the ACC team and an innovative, expert group of faculty librarians and staff. All librarians at ACC work closely with classroom faculty in the design of curriculum-driven information literacy, the process of teaching and learning and in support of the success of our students. Faculty librarians are full members of the ACC faculty with health benefits, diverse retirement options, pay scale placement and sabbatical opportunities.

 

Dean Julie B. Todaro, and the Library Leadership Team (LLT) invite your application for one or both of the positions now open at PIN and SGC. Application closing date has been extended to February 23, 2018.

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Discussion School of Education Librarian, Syracuse University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 03:07 pm

School of Education Librarian

The Syracuse University Libraries is seeking to hire a Librarian for the School of Education. Details below:

https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/73337

Job Description

School of Education Librarian

The Syracuse University Libraries is seeking to hire a Librarian for the School of Education. Details below:

https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/73337

Job Description

The Librarian serves as a subject specialist and reference librarian for the School of Education, ensuring that SU Libraries services and collections support the academic and research needs of the School of Education’s students and faculty. The Librarian provides essential services, including research assistance, information literacy instruction, and development of Libraries collections.

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • MLS (ALA-accredited) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least one year of professional experience as a librarian.

 

Preferred:

  • Two years or more of professional experience providing reference or public services in an academic library or research setting including at least one year focused on instruction or providing services to a college/school of education.
  • Graduate work/degree or other relevant experience (work or volunteer) in an Education field/setting.

 

Job Specific Qualifications

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated competence using electronic resources, including electronic and web-accessible databases
  • Exceptional computer-based skills or experience with digital initiatives, and the ability to plan innovative services emphasizing electronic resources
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a demanding and rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a collegial, multi-disciplinary team environment to explore and promote the application of new technologies
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues in Education curricula

 

Information and Research support services

  • Serve as librarian and liaison to programs located in the School of Education (SOE). The SOE supports undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level curricula, many of which are related to professional programs.
  • Provide information and research and services.
  • Provide in-depth research support (conduct one-on-one research consultations, provide subject-based reference services, research reputation management, etc.) in assigned disciplines. Provide a full range of general and multi-disciplinary information services including consultative, referral, phone, by-appointment, and digital reference services.

 

Instruction & Outreach

  • Develop and provide specialized online and in-person information literacy instruction for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff
  • Create and maintain subject-related information and instructional materials
  • Participate in the marketing, development, implementation, assessment, and provision of outreach programs for Libraries services.
  • Develop professional relationships with faculty and researchers in appropriate schools, colleges, and departments in order to assess and respond to research and teaching needs.
  • Work with faculty and Libraries colleagues to develop and market relevant Libraries services for interdisciplinary areas the SOE is strongly involved in.

 

Collections & Scholarly Communication

  • Participate in interdisciplinary library liaison teams as assigned and work collaboratively and creatively to implement and enhance programmatic services that benefit the School of Education and the rest of the university.
  • Select materials in coordination with Collection Analysis and Development Librarians, and perform other relevant discipline-specific collections activities as needed.
  • Interpret and communicate findings obtained from outreach with constituents using well-defined library communication channels.
  • Promote open-access and effective publishing models as relevant to furthering the mission of Syracuse University.

 

Professional Development and Service

  • Engage in activities that contribute to the advancement of the Libraries, the university, and the library profession.
  • Maintain awareness of professional developments, issues, and practices through research and activities that increase one’s knowledge and abilities, and that positively impact one’s performance and service contributions.

 

For complete description and application procedures, see: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/73337

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Discussion Librarian (Two Positions), Palomar College (apply by March 26)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 03:03 pm

Librarian (Two Positions)

https://palomar.peopleadmin.com/postings/19237

Position Title Librarian/Assistant Professor (Two Positions)
Department Library
Location N/A
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Category Academic
Hours per week 40
Number of Months 10 month
Work Schedule

Teaching assignments will include day, evening, and/or weekend classes at the San Marcos campus and/or off-campus locations as part of contract responsibilities, as well as distance education classes. Full-time faculty are expected to participate fully in departmental activities and college governance and hold regular office hours.

Grade  
Salary/Wage

Starting salary range: $58,382.79 – $92,764.61 annually.

Academic training and teaching experience will form the basis for salary computation as determined by placement on the regular salary schedule of the College. A maximum of step 8 at the appropriate salary grade will be awarded to new faculty. For a salary estimate, visit www.palomar.edu/hr/employees/classifications/salary/ and use the links in the Full-time Faculty section.

Salary/Wage Frequency Monthly
Benefits

Fully-paid employee benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents; and life, disability, and long-term care insurance. Estimated value of these employer-paid benefits is approximately $28,126 annually. All full-time faculty are enrolled in CalSTRS (California State Teachers Retirement System).

Primary Function

Position One: The Librarian/Assistant Professor will be primarily responsible for coordinating library services at the North Center, and providing course-related library instruction, reference, and collection development.

Position Two: The Librarian/Assistant Professor will be primarily responsible for managing library subscriptions and electronic resources, and providing course-related library instruction, reference, and collection development.

Minimum Qualifications

Must meet one of the sets of qualifications listed under a) or b):
a) Master’s in library science, library and information science.
b) A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the qualifications in a) above. You must complete and attach the Application for Equivalency form (www.palomar.edu/hr/equivalency-app/), if you do not possess the specific minimum qualifications as stated above, which includes degrees that have not been awarded at the time of submitting the application.

Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Coursework and degrees that are completed outside of the United States are required to have transcripts evaluated (evaluation to U.S. equivalency and a course by course analysis) by an appropriate U.S. credentials evaluation service. For a list of credentials evaluation agencies accepted by Palomar College, visit the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) website at www.naces.org.

Diversity Statement

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Commitment to a student learning-centered college.
2. Evidence of a strong commitment to remain current in library science and its instructional program.
3. Experience in or knowledge of community college and/or lower-division academic library information resources.
4. Experience teaching and assessing information literacy.
5. Reference experience, including use of a variety of information resources.
6. Experience in or knowledge of developing library facilities.
7. Experience in or knowledge of institutional governance (e.g. serving on campus-wide, faculty, or student committees).

Additional Preferred Qualifications for Position One:
1. Experience or interest in coordinating a library branch operation, scheduling and directing library staff. 
2. Experience in collection development, including selection, resource management, and knowledge of best practices.
3. Experience creating and maintaining web pages, social media, online learning modules, and/or utilizing other related technology.

Additional Preferred Qualifications for Position Two:
1. Experience or interest in serials selection and management (print and electronic).
2. Experience or interest in selecting and managing electronic content, including online databases, streaming media, and working with various third-party vendors (e.g., EBSCO, ProQuest, etc.).
3. Experience or interest in electronic resource management (ERM), content management systems, link resolvers, discovery layers, and proxy servers.
4. Knowledge of industry standards related to serials and e-resources (e.g., ISSN, Open URLKBARTERMICOUNTERMARC, etc.). 
5. Knowledge of e-resource and subscription licensing terms and issues.

Licenses and/or Certificates

N/A

Supervision Received and Exercised

Complete details may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/employees/personnel/faculty/pffcontract/.

Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to library services and teaching responsibilities, other duties include maintaining regular office hours, developing curriculum, program review and planning, developing and assessing student learning outcomes, and participating in department activities and college governance.

Duties specific to Position One include:
• Coordinating library operations at the College’s North Center, including directing work of library staff; participating in reference service and selection of library resources; and providing course-related library instruction.
• Creating and maintaining web pages or other instructional documents relevant to assignment.
• Developing library displays and programs in collaboration with Public Services Librarian, Librarians at the College’s other centers, and Outreach Librarian.
• Working with Library Manager to arrange scheduling of Library staff.
• Performing special assignments as assigned by the Department Chair.
• Working with other Center departments to promote growth of the campus.

Duties specific to Position Two include:
• Collection development and management of the library’s subscription and electronic resource collections, including print serials, e-journals, streaming media, and online databases.
• Selecting resources, negotiating orders and managing designated budgets.
• Working with Systems Librarian to configure, test, customize, and troubleshoot e-resources with link resolver, discovery layer, and proxy server.
• Reviewing license agreements and accessibility for new orders and to ensure user access.
• Developing and improving workflows for subscription management, including renewals, registration and activation, and troubleshooting access problems.
• Working with other librarians to ensure content is accurately integrated and accessible through the Library Service Platform (LSP).
• Maintaining online journal A to Z list.
• Collecting and analyzing usage statistics.
• Participating in campus closed-streaming server team.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

N/A

Working Conditions

Complete working conditions may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/employees/personnel/faculty/pffcontract/.

Terms of Employment

This is a full-time, 10 months per year, tenure-track position. Library and/or teaching assignments will include day, evening, and/or weekend classes at the San Marcos campus and/or off-campus locations as part of contract responsibilities, as well as distance education classes. Full-time faculty are expected to participate fully in departmental activities and college governance and hold regular office hours.

Complete terms of employment may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/employees/personnel/faculty/pffcontract/.

Posting Detail Information

 

Open Date 02/12/2018
Close Date 03/26/2018
Open Until Filled No
Posting Number P0454P
Additional Application Information

1. Supplemental application materials (required):

a. Position One: Essay on the following topic (maximum length: 1 page, 12pt font): Describe your service philosophy for meeting the library and information needs of students and academic programs at a new campus of a community college serving a diverse population.

b. Position Two: Essay on the following topic (maximum length: 1 page, 12pt font): Describe an effective strategy for selecting and promoting electronic (online) library resources for community college students; provide at least 1 example of how you have, or would, accomplish this goal.

2. This position is expected to start in the Fall 2018 semester (August 16, 2018).

3. Candidates selected for interviews will be required to interview in person at the College. Interviews will require a live teaching demonstration.

4. Please include two professional letters of recommendation for this position. Letters must be submitted by April 2, 2018, one week after the position closes. See “Reference Letters” section of the application for details. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that letters of recommendation are submitted by the due date.

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Discussion Science Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Oregon State University (apply by March 8)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 03:00 pm

Science Instruction and Outreach Librarian

https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/55508

Science Instruction and Outreach Librarian

https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/55508

The Oregon State University Libraries & Press is looking for energetic, self-starter, and social justice-oriented individuals to apply for the position of Science Instruction and Outreach Librarian, a full-time (1.0 FTE),12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. This position is particularly focused on supporting historically underrepresented students in science such as students of color, first-generation students, and women. The primary assignment is to collaboratively liaise with the College of Science, which includes the departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Chemistry, Integrative Biology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, and Statistics. The Science Instruction and Outreach Librarian develops and promotes library instruction, services, and programming to support science students in their curricular and co-curricular learning. As tenure-track faculty, OSULP librarians actively contribute to the published literature and to their communities of practice; they also serve their community and their profession in the library, on campus, and at the regional, national and international levels.

 

 

Beginning or early-career librarians are particularly encouraged to apply. OSU is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, and LGBTQ community members. The successful applicant will join a very collaborative and highly engaged team of library faculty and staff. Salary is $55,008. OSU Libraries & Press offers a relocation allowance and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, two retirement program choices, and numerous other benefits, including professional development support. Oregon has no state sales tax. To review the full position description and submit application documents online by March 8, 2018, visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/55508

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Discussion Electronic Resources Librarian; The University of California, Davis (apply by March 15)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 02:59 pm

Electronic Resources Librarian

Library of the University of California, Davis

https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/service/careers/

Electronic Resources Librarian

Library of the University of California, Davis

https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/service/careers/

The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks a creative, forward-looking, collaborative, and service-oriented Electronic Resources Librarian. The position reports to the Head of Content Support Services Department and has a leading role in the workflows that establish and maintain discovery of and access to the library’s electronic resources licensed locally and consortially through the California Digital Library (CDL). The position has a supporting role in ensuring the integrated discovery and access across internal and external resources, including content from adjacent systems such as the library course reserves system and digital asset management system. In addition, the position serves as the library’s primary contact with CDL, vendors and publishers, and library personnel regarding discovery and access issues associated with the library’s licensed electronic resources. As a key member of a cross-unit electronic resources management team, the position coordinates with various units for managing electronic resources in such functions as acquisitions, cataloging, collections development, and user services. The position is also expected to play an active role in library’s e-resource related training, projects and initiatives.

 

As a member of the profession, the position takes advantage of opportunities to assess adequacy of and advocate for the improvement of the standards used in the library’s work.

 

 

Salary:  Assistant Librarian to Associate Librarian ($49,165-$69,550) (Appointment rank and salary based on qualifications and experience.)

 

For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/service/careers/

 

Candidates applying by March 15, 2018 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

 

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014.

 

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Online Doc Minutes & Slides from 2018 Midwinter Shared Collections Interest Group

by Heather Weltin on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 02:18 pm

We were so glad to see many of you at ALA Midwinter in Denver. For those of you who couldn’t make it, we are posting the minutes and power points slides. We hope to see you in NOLA!

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