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Discussion Digital Archivist, University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (apply by Sept 30)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 10:08 am

Job Title: Archivist, Assistant ETT
Job ID: 9041
Date Opened: 08/31/2017
Closes at 11:59PM MT on 09/30/2017

Apply at https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Pag... 

Job Title: Archivist, Assistant ETT
Job ID: 9041
Date Opened: 08/31/2017
Closes at 11:59PM MT on 09/30/2017

Apply at https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Pag... 

The Digital Archivist is responsible for the acquisition, stewardship, and discovery of archival content in digital form. They will apply core archival principles of appraisal and description to documentation which is “born digital” and ensure that archival digital content is stable, discoverable, and persistent.

Supports the academic mission of the University of Wyoming:

Digital Archives: Develops and executes processes enabling effective and efficient acquisition, appraisal, ingest, preservation and management of born-digital (and hybrid) archival collections. Works with a variety of stakeholders including, University Libraries, Information Technology, donors / creators of collections, and AHC archivists and staff to ensure stewardship and technical needs are met, in line with standards and best practices for metadata, curation, rights management, and access.
Professional Practice: Identifies, appraises, and curates born-digital content in existing manuscript and archival collections and University records. Solicits born-digital records and consults with record creators to achieve the transfer of content into the repository. Works closely with the AHC University Archivist to manage University electronic records in compliance with disposition schedules. Serves as a resource for colleagues within AHC, at UW, and around the state for information and support in best practices for the acquisition, description, management and preservation of born digital content in an archival setting. Creates and maintain appropriate workflows, staffing, hardware and software to ensure ingest, description, access and stewardship of born digital content.
Hires, trains and supervises student employees. Maintains high level of knowledge and awareness of best practices and emerging technologies and trends in the area of digital curation, metatdata standards, digital forensics, and digital asset management systems.
Instructional Support and Classroom Teaching: May deliver instruction, develop campus learning opportunities, and supervise graduate research assistants and interns.
Acquisitions: Engages in additional collection development activities to enrich the AHC’s holdings.
Research and/or creative activity.
University and professional service.
The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

 

Minimum Qualifications
MA or MLS/MLIS with an archival concentration and two years of experience working with digital content.
Knowledge of digital forensic tools for harvesting, managing and preserving born-digital materials, with preservation and access platforms for digital content.
Familiarity with metadata standards such as DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS. Demonstrated experience processing born-digital collections and capturing disk images from legacy media.
Demonstrated understanding of archival principles and practices.
Demonstrated capacity for (or evidence of) service and scholarship consistent with the requirements of faculty archivists at the AHC.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills
Desired Qualifications
Digital Archivist Specialist (DAS) certification;
Programming, scripting and querying skills,
Additional advanced degree, and
Experience applying computational, mapping, or visualization tools to digital resources.
Required Materials
Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document: cover letter, resume and contact information for three work-related references.

Hiring Statement
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Welcome to Laramie
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.

The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.

The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state. Laramie is near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).

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Discussion University Archivist, University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (apply by Sept 30)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 10:01 am

Job Title:Archivist, Assistant ETT
Job ID: 9032
Date Opened: 08/29/2017
Closes at 11:59PM MT on 09/30/2017

Apply at https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Pag... 

Job Title:Archivist, Assistant ETT
Job ID: 9032
Date Opened: 08/29/2017
Closes at 11:59PM MT on 09/30/2017

Apply at https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Pag... 

The University Archivist undertakes appraisal and acquisition of records of the University of Wyoming. The archivist is responsible for determining which records have permanent legal or historical value. The records include departmental records, selected faculty papers, and materials documenting life and events at the University of Wyoming. The University Archivist works with the university community and the public at large to promote an understanding of the history and legacy of the university.

Supports the academic mission of the University of Wyoming:

University Archives: Supervises university archives and records management program, including handling collections, management issues, improving access to university archives collections and assisting UW personnel with records request. Creates and implements outreach efforts to increase the visibility of the university archives program. Documents important events on campus, often quickly after they occur. Provides records management services to university community, including soliciting, appraising, scheduling, disposing, and processing university records. Facilitates transfer of born digital archives and contributes to AHC born digital records policies.
Professional Practice: Arrange and describe research collections. Create finding aids to assist in location of pertinent material. Apply expert knowledge of wide range of professional standards, sources, and practices. Chair and/or serve on Al-IC committees and task forces as appointed. Communicate effectively with colleagues, collection donors, researchers, teaching faculty and members of the public in order to promote access to the resources of the AHC.
Instructional Support and Classroom Teaching: Provide lectures on archival or historical topics for UW or community college classes. Train and supervise interns and volunteers.
Acquisitions: Engage in collection development activities to enrich the American Heritage Center's holdings.
Research and/or creative activity.
University and professional service.

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications
MA or MLS/MLIS with an archival concentration and two years of experience working with archival material.
Familiarity with metadata standards such as MARC, RDA, DACS and EAD, and with retention schedules and disposition practices.
Demonstrated understanding of archival principles and practices.
Experience working with record creators and in engaging communities through archival collections.
Demonstrated capacity for (or evidence of) service and scholarship consistent with the requirements of faculty archivists at the AHC.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills
Desired Qualifications
Digital Archivist Specialist (DAS) certification;
Additional advanced degree;
Experience developing programs and exhibits.
Required Materials
Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document: cover letter, resume and contact information for three work-related references.

Hiring Statement
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Welcome to Laramie
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.

The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.

The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state. Laramie is near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).

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ACRL EBSS Psychology Committee (Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Event EBSS Psychology Committee Fall 2017 Meeting Agenda

by Kimberly Miller on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 09:19 am

The Psychology Meeting will meet virtually on September 28th to make plans for this year’s ongoing projects. Agenda is included below.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Kimberly Miller at kimberlymiller@towson.edu

 

EBSS Psychology Committee

Date/Time

Thursday, September 28th, 2017. 3pm EDT

Agenda

The Psychology Meeting will meet virtually on September 28th to make plans for this year’s ongoing projects. Agenda is included below.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Kimberly Miller at kimberlymiller@towson.edu

 

EBSS Psychology Committee

Date/Time

Thursday, September 28th, 2017. 3pm EDT

Agenda

  1. Welcome/Introductions
  2. Ongoing Projects
    1. Resources for Psychology Librarians (on EBSS Psychology LibGuide)
    2. Information Literacy Framework Companion for Psychology
    3. Announcements or Other New Business
    4. Wrap-up
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ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Ed. Review Task Force (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Online Doc Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Update & Webcast Recording

by Andrea Falcone on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 02:59 pm

The recording from the webcast on September 6, 2017, titled ACRL SLHE: Seeking Feedback on the Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education is now available at: https://youtu.be/AG22ngn1fbo.  

The recording from the webcast on September 6, 2017, titled ACRL SLHE: Seeking Feedback on the Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education is now available at: https://youtu.be/AG22ngn1fbo.  

A copy of the most recent revision can be found through a posting in ACRL Insider (http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/14234).

Please direct any questions to the task force chair Andrea Falcone at Andrea.Falcone@ucdenver.edu or (303) 352-3953.

 

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ALA Budget Analysis & Review Committee (BARC)

Discussion 2017 Joint BARC and F&A Fall Meeting Date

by Ligia Barac (staff) on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 02:35 pm

The 2017 Joint BARC and F&A Fall Meeting will take place in Chicago on Thursday, October 26th.  Please mark your calendars.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Ligia Barac

312-280-3208

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Senior Assistant Librarian for Collection Development, CSU - Long Beach (apply by Dec 4)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 01:19 pm

Senior Assistant Librarian for Collection Development

Recruitment # 2485
Position Senior Assistant Librarian for Collection Development
[ Full-Time, 12-Month ]
Effective Date
On or about July 1, 2018
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications

Senior Assistant Librarian for Collection Development

Recruitment # 2485
Position Senior Assistant Librarian for Collection Development
[ Full-Time, 12-Month ]
Effective Date
On or about July 1, 2018
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications

MLIS or equivalent from an American Library Association-accredited program.
Minimum of two years of library experience (preferably in an academic setting).
Demonstrated knowledge of the traditional and electronic scholarly publishing environments.
Demonstrated ability to manage a collections budget and collection related projects.
Demonstrated experience using quantitative and/or qualitative data to inform rational decision-making.
Demonstrated analytical skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel or equivalent tool(s).
Demonstrated effectiveness at providing research assistance in a library setting.
Demonstrated effectiveness at teaching information literacy skills and concepts in a library setting.
Demonstrated potential to fulfill the research activities and service commitments required for a tenure-track position in the Library.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and patrons, e.g. faculty, staff, and students.
Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience with electronic resources management, in one or more of the following areas: licensing, negotiating, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment.
Familiarity with collections-related data standards, protocols, and tools such as COUNTER and SUSHI
Demonstrated knowledge of innovative or emerging technologies and ability to apply these concepts to library efforts.

Duties

Provide leadership in developing and sustaining collection development activities.
Assume chief responsibility for license and price negotiation, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment, collection budget management, and consortial relations within the CSU.
Collaborate closely with all departments on collection issues including Technical Services, Access Services and the E-resources Coordinator.
Support the librarians on selection, acquisition, licensing, discovery, and marketing of collections, databases, and information tools and resources that enhance the curricular, research and mission of Long Beach State programs, and departments.
Utilize metrics and other evaluation criteria to support data-driven collection development decisions and to implement practices and tools to increase the efficiency of collection management.
Compile and analyze collection usage data from a variety of sources to inform decisions and comply with Library, campus, CSU, and national statistical reporting requirements.
Evaluate faculty and student requests to determine suitability for the collection, considering the collection development policy, date of published information, and product availability from library vendors.
Responds to suggestions and requests in a timely manner.
Provide in-person and online reference services at a service-oriented and all-purpose research and information services desk approximately 6 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.
Provide library instruction services to a department (or departments) to be specified upon hiring that complements the candidate’s subject background and experience.
Provide consultation services with faculty, staff, and students to a department (or departments) to be specified upon hiring that complements the candidate’s subject background and experience.
Serve as the Library’s subject specialist to a department (or departments) to be specified upon hiring that complements the candidate’s subject background and experience, which includes evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.
Work closely with library faculty, staff, and other members of the University community as appropriate.
Engage in library and university governance and scholarship including research, scholarly and creative activities required for tenure and promotion.
CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

 

Required Documentation

A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
CV (including current email address)
Names and contact information for three references
Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation, and an official transcript

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged. All application materials should be sent as a single PDF document to: libadmin@csulb.edu

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Collection Development Librarian Search Committee
California State University, Long Beach
University Library
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-1901

562-985-7839 and/or libadmin@csulb.edu
Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin December 4, 2017
Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

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Discussion Scholarly Communications Librarian, Butler University Libraries (apply by Oct 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 01:59 pm

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Position Overview

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Position Overview

Butler University Libraries invite applications for a Scholarly Communications Librarian, a 12-month, non-tenured (continuing appointment) position with the rank of assistant professor, reporting to the Associate Dean for Collections and Digital Services. The Scholarly Communication Librarian position provides leadership for scholarly communication and digital scholarship initiatives at Butler University Libraries. Scholarly communication is a strategic priority for Butler Libraries and this position is responsible for managing and developing the library’s institutional repository (Digital Commons via bepress), digital publishing initiatives, and digital humanities projects. The librarian in this position leads education and outreach to faculty and provides guidance to library colleagues and others on issues relevant to the evolving scholarly publishing landscape, including author rights, open access (OA) publishing, and other publishing trends as related to metrics, tenure, and promotion. The position also serves as the Libraries’ primary resource on copyright compliance, fair use, and other intellectual property issues that pertain to library collections and services. As a library faculty member, the Scholarly Communications Librarian has liaison responsibilities to provide library instruction, collection development, and research support for a selected college or department(s).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assuming primary responsibility of the Digital Commons institutional repository of scholarly and creative works and publications by members of the Butler community; coordinating, overseeing, and assessing the processes (e.g., faculty outreach, copyright compliance) related to the repository’s maintenance and development
  • Supporting and promoting library publishing initiatives, including open access journals and open educational resources (OER)
  • Providing leadership for planning and implementing digitization projects in coordination with University Archives and Special Collections in alignment with the Libraries’ mission and strategic goals
  • Promoting engagement with faculty and students around digital scholarship research and preservation initiatives hosted and supported by the library
  • Collaborating with liaison librarians and members of the Center for Academic Technology to provide tools and educational opportunities to promote knowledge and awareness of copyright requirements and best practices in topics related to scholarly communication
  • Providing leadership in the adoption of best practices in scholarly communication relevant to Butler’s academic mission
  • Serving as a liaison to an academic department, responsible for course-based information literacy instruction, collection development, and faculty support
  • Supervising and directing the work of one full time staff member (Library Associate / Scholarly Communication)

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understand the environment and ethics of information and information-seeking processes to structure library services for users and scholars
  • Understand and apply requirements, best practices, and guidelines for scholarly communication relevant to Butler Libraries’ digital initiatives and processes
  • Communicate scholarly communication issues in a balanced way that can be adjusted to a wide range of audiences across the disciplines
  • Use communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively in a collaborative work environment
  • Use marketing and outreach skills to discover and recruit institutional scholarly input, research data, and other content for inclusion in the institutional repository
  • Apply project management skills to plan, implement, and assess digital scholarship and publishing projects
  • Ability to learn new platforms as well as learning code, or digging into existing code to solve problems on publishing or repository systems
  • Integrate use of relevant current technologies (e.g. Omeka, or other emerging platforms) and tools into everyday practice and demonstrate their value to others
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with diverse groups, including students, faculty, and staff
  • Participate in grant and other external funding opportunities in support of the Libraries’ mission and strategic goals
  • Manage and direct the work of full time staff and sometimes student workers

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and ability to meet minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor as stated in 20.30.30.B.2.a of the Butler University Faculty Handbook.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, as well as a Juris Doctor degree, or second Master’s degree in a humanities-related field; ability to meet minimum qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor as stated in 20.30.30.B.2.b of the Butler University Faculty Handbook.

Working Conditions:

Office and desk work in Irwin library, some service desk back-up needed periodically.

Reports To:

Associate Dean for Collections & Digital Services

Supervises:

Library Associate / Scholarly Communication (indirect supervision of student workers – shares supervision and quality control for work)

To Apply

Applicants for the position should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Josh Petrusa, Associate Dean for Collections & Digital Services, at jpetrusa@butler.edu.

Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the successful applicant will be no earlier than January 1, 2018. 

You can find the listing here: https://www.butler.edu/hr/faculty-openings

 

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Discussion ALCTS Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant to ALA Annual, apply by December 1

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 11:13 am

Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant. This award,presented by the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section of ALCTS, honors an individual who shows promise in the field of metadata.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant. This award,presented by the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section of ALCTS, honors an individual who shows promise in the field of metadata.

This grant is awarded to provide librarians and paraprofessionals from under-represented groups new to the metadata field with the opportunity to attend a professional conference and encourages professional development through active participation at the national level.  The grant is to be used for airfare, lodging, and registration fees to attend the ALA Annual Conference. The award consists of $1,000, donated by Netanel Ganin, and registration to the next Annual Conference. Eligible applicants may apply more than once. Winners will be chosen based on: evidence of or interest in a career as a library metadata specialist as demonstrated by activities that may include (but are not limited to) past coursework, internships, jobs, special projects, and publications; candidate’s written justification for the grant in terms of commitment to and interest in metadata-related work; identification with an under-represented group; letter(s) of reference; and a vita.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for this award, please send nominations to Jeannette Ho, chair, Chan Professional Development Jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

Visit the Chan Professional Development Grant page for more information.

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Discussion Youth Services Librarian, Hartford Public Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 10:23 am

Youth Services Librarian (000822)

Job Number: 000822
Job Title: Youth Services Librarian
Number of Openings: 1
Job Type (Employment Type): Direct Hire
State/Province: Connecticut
City: Hartford
Salary Interval: Salary
Job Schedule: Full Time Non-Union
Job Category: Youth and Family Services
Level of Education: Master's in Library Science
Years of Experience: 3

Youth Services Librarian (000822)

Job Number: 000822
Job Title: Youth Services Librarian
Number of Openings: 1
Job Type (Employment Type): Direct Hire
State/Province: Connecticut
City: Hartford
Salary Interval: Salary
Job Schedule: Full Time Non-Union
Job Category: Youth and Family Services
Level of Education: Master's in Library Science
Years of Experience: 3

Position Description
The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for providing a variety of library services for youth from birth through age 12. The Youth Services Librarian works closely with the Youth & Outreach Services Librarian, Youth and Family Services Manager and the Director of Central Services to plan and implement strategies for improving delivery of youth services throughout the library system; orders and promotes children's materials (print and media) for the library system; participates in delivery, promotion, and evaluation of youth programs; creates and conducts tours and bibliographic instruction for children and their caregivers and teachers through our Boundless partnership with Hartford City Schools; works with and provides outreach to youth-serving city agencies, schools, and organizations; and assists in writing and implementing grants.

Working closely with the Director of Youth and Family Services and the Children's Manager, plan and implement strategies for improving delivery of youth services throughout the library system.

Orders and promotes children's materials (print and media) for the library system and provides readers advisory.

Participates in the creation, delivery, promotion and evaluation of youth programs.

Creates and conducts tours and bibliographic instruction for children and their caregivers and teachers through out Boundless partnership with Hartford Public Schools.

Works with and provides outreach to youth-serving city agencies, schools, and organizations; and assists in writing and implementing grants.

Participates in community activities and maintains contacts with local officials, organizations and library customers in order to interpret the services and objectives of the library.

Develop collaborations with public schools, community agencies, organizations, and institutions that work to create successful youth and families.

Maintains open communication with all staff.

Supervise branch staff in the absence of the branch manager or senior manager.

Provides welcoming customer service to all customers. Listens and actively promotes cooperation and trust to meet customer needs. Anticipates customer needs and delivers timely, accurate information/solutions.

Ensures safe cnditions for staff, public and building operation. Takes appropriate action in building emergencies.

Utilizes computer application and library equipment, maintains current knowledge of system wide and location specific procedures, processes, policies and operations. Utilizes e-mail and voicemail to maintain open channels of communication.

Challenges her/himself by taking on and solving critical business problems. Serves as a positive role model. Responds positively to organizational change. Transmits the HPL culture to colleagues and others throughout the organization. Helps others advance. Expects that obstacles will occur and refuses to use them as an excuse for not achieving results. Works independently, meeting reasonable deadlines, and accepting responsibility for his or her actions.

Clarifies overarching client needs to his/her team. Manages to both internal and external clients. Identifies with the communities the organization serves. Approaches each customer issue/problem as an opportunity to build further customer loyalty. Fosters and maintains strong community relationships.

Motivates others to translate new ideas and actions into results. Promotes innovation and is open to new ideas. Keeps informed of current trends, improved programs and processes to better meet the needs of the community. Supports and manages change while remaining resilient.

Knows and effectively communicates the organization's mission, vision and values. Solicits feedback from his/her team. Provides ongoing coaching and feedback to his/her team members. Demonstrates the value of diversity and inclusion. When conflict arises, successfully navigates the conversation to find solutions acceptable to all parties. Shares wins and successes. Defines success in terms of the whole team. Can be relied upon to follow through on commitments and promises.

 

Position Requirements:

Master's in Library Science or Master's in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required.

Years of Experience: Three to five years of relevant experience, including experience in a public library environment, preferably in an urban setting. Proven record of meaningful community engagement, and experience in creating lively programs for children. Bilingual abilities desirable.

Ability to continuously bend, twist, stoop, reach and pull.
Ability to keep composure in everyday, potentially stressful situations.
Ability to meet a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends.
Able to walk, sit and stand for extended periods of time.
Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Lifting of moderate to heavy weight material up to 50 lbs.
Access to reliable transportation required.

Application Instructions:

Log onto the Hartford Public Library website for the link to apply online. Interested candidates must complete an on-line application and attach a cover letter and resume.

The application can be reached at 

https://www.hplct.org/about/job-openings

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