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Discussion Director of the Central Library, Vanderbilt University (apply by Sept 30)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 01:05 pm

Director of the Central Library-1701651

Director of the Central Library-1701651

Vanderbilt University seeks an innovative and creative leader to guide the further development of the Central Library (humanities and social sciences) of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library system. The director will supervise and lead the staff of the largest of nine campus libraries within the university library system. The Central Library supports programs within the College of Arts & Science and all disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, as well as a growing number of interdisciplinary fields.

We are looking for a leader who can work together with faculty and students on research, learning, and innovation in diverse and interdisciplinary areas of study and research, including digital humanities. The Director works collaboratively with library colleagues to determine priorities, assess strengths and weaknesses, and develop service strategies that enhance and support the academic mission of the University. The Director will create partnerships with academic departments, research centers, institutes, incubator programs, and learning communities throughout the University. The successful candidate will bring a combination of expertise and experience from both an appropriate academic discipline and library/information science.

Specific responsibilities:

Provide dynamic leadership for development and management of the Central Library and department staff (currently twelve professionals, seven paraprofessionals). Set policies, procedures, and priorities for the library. Plan, implement, monitor and review all activities of Central, incorporating new services and programs as needed. Manage staff including training, setting priorities, and staff development. Plan and monitor the budget for the department.

Engage and collaborate with librarians and faculty to provide effective teaching and learning opportunities.  Work with subject specialists and staff to develop best practices and excellent library facilities for humanities and social science areas of the University.  Keep abreast of relevant academic, economic and social trends as well as professional issues and practice.

Collaborate with other senior leaders in the areas of Outreach; Liaison Instruction; Content/Collections; Scholarly Communication; Exhibit and Event Planning; and campus-wide leaders of strategic initiatives.  Develop goals and objectives in all areas of responsibility to implement and enhance the policies and strategic initiatives of the university library.

Participate in the larger library system by leading pan-library committees or working groups.

Participate in professional activities outside of Vanderbilt and monitor developments and best practices elsewhere to encourage innovation and ensure the excellence of the Library.

ENVIRONMENT:

This is an exciting time to be at Vanderbilt University. With an enrollment of over 12,500, Vanderbilt is ideally situated on a wooded campus in the heart of vibrant Nashville, Tennessee. The Jean and Alexander Heard Library System is an integral part of the intellectual and cultural life of the university and community. Our libraries are engaged in major initiatives within Vanderbilt, as well as nationally and internationally.

Our libraries have an exceptionally talented and dedicated staff of almost 170, an annual budget exceeding $34 million, and hold over 4.2 million volumes. The Heard Library includes nine libraries, system and the nationally acclaimed Vanderbilt Television News Archive. Our innovative digital exhibits programs have attracted national attention along with our Gold LEED Central Library renovation. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review among 382 top colleges and universities for “happiest students” — as well as #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.” For more information, please see

 http://www.vbe.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/virtualtour/.

 APPLICATIONS received by September 30, 2017 will receive first consideration; interested individuals must apply to be considered. Please apply online at http://www.vanderbilt.jobs. Refer to requisition number 1701651. Include a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references (current and former supervisors only). Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.

Basic Qualifications

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in Library or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalent

Graduate degree in humanities or social science discipline

Minimum of five years of related experience in an academic, research, or corporate library setting

Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library

Ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues across disciplines, both within and outside of the library system.

Experience supervising and/or leading librarians and career staff

Ability to value and encourage diversity, inspire, build trust, lead organizational and cultural change, foster innovation and empower staff growth

Experience participating in managing a budget for a department, project, team or committee

Demonstrated customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence

In-depth knowledge and experience using information resources to support academic research and scholarship at all levels

Evidence of excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a highly collaborative setting 

Evidence of increasing involvement in professional activities outside the University

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in an appropriate field

Demonstrated leadership in reference and research services at a university level

Proven ability in the area of engagement and outreach

Evidence of creative leadership and entrepreneurial spirit

Experience participating in collection development and effectively managing collection funds in an academic or research library

Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication processes

 

 

 

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ACRL Diversity Committee (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion ACRL Diversity Committee 2011-2018 Work Plan

by Tarida Anantachai on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 05:54 pm

Hello!
Attached is the 2017-2018 work plan for the ACRL Diversity Committee. We'll be discussing this and other items at our next committee meeting, which I'm hoping to schedule as a virtual gathering this fall. Thank you!
~Tarida

ACRL DLS Awards Committee (Distance Learning Section)

Discussion Inaugural 2017-2018 DLS Awards Committee meeting Aug.30

by Rebecca Nowicki on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 02:47 pm

Welcome DLS Awards Committee members.  

Our first DLS Awards Committee meeting will be Aug 30th from 2-3 pm ET (1-2 CT, 12-1 MT, and 11-12 PT) 

Meeting Location

http://bpiedu.adobeconnect.com/library 

Call into Intercall conference line:

866-410-1443
Conference code: 797 095 6375

Welcome DLS Awards Committee members.  

Our first DLS Awards Committee meeting will be Aug 30th from 2-3 pm ET (1-2 CT, 12-1 MT, and 11-12 PT) 

Meeting Location

http://bpiedu.adobeconnect.com/library 

Call into Intercall conference line:

866-410-1443
Conference code: 797 095 6375

August meeting tentative agenda

  • Introductions
  • Committee expectations
  • Review and modify the 2016-2017 goals and establish 2017-2018 committee goals
  • Review Awards Committee timeline
  • Write/ revise award promotion wording
  • Determine award promotion timeline, venues, and responsibilities

Pre-meeting work

We have a lot to cover and for the sake of maximizing our time, look for an email at the email address provided to the ACRL with a Google Drive invitation to the 2017-2018 ACRL-DLS Awards Committee folder.  

  • Review the Goal revision suggestions. so we can discuss the current wording, the suggestions from last year, and come prepared with any additional suggestions. This way we can finalize the goals during this meeting.  

If you would like also review the Copy of 2016-2017 Award Promotion Ideas and Copy of Listserv email wording.  

We are excited to be working with you.

Co-Chairs Rebecca Nowicki and Cynthia Thomes

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Technical Services & Government Documents Librarian, Indiana University Kokomo

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 02:01 pm

Job Title: Technical Services & Government Documents Librarian for Indiana University Kokomo

Job Title: Technical Services & Government Documents Librarian for Indiana University Kokomo

The Indiana University Kokomo Library invites applications for the position of Technical Services & Government Documents Librarian. The IU Kokomo Library seeks an energetic, collaborative and innovative librarian to provide strategic leadership for the Library’s technical services functions and government documents collection. This tenure-track position is responsible for planning, managing, supervising and evaluating the Library’s technical services functions; including budgeting, acquisitions, cataloging, and collection maintenance. Departmental liaison activities include teaching, learning and research support for assigned areas. A full description of the position responsibilities and expectations may be accessed from http://iuk.libguides.com/ jobdescription.  This position will start in January 2018.

One of eight campuses of Indiana University, Indiana University Kokomo is a comprehensive non-residential campus located 50 miles north of Indianapolis in Kokomo, Indiana, a city with a population of approximately 55,000. Committed to student success, the campus serves approximately 3,100 students from a 14 county area in north central Indiana. IU Kokomo has approximately 260 faculty and staff, and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Masters Degrees. Additional information about Indiana University Kokomo may be found at http:/www.iuk.edu.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS/MIS/MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution
  • Demonstrated experience in acquisitions and cataloging
  • Working knowledge of Resource Description and Access (RDA), the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2), Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification System, MARC 21 format for Bibliographic Data, MARC 21 format for Authority Data, and the CONSER (Cooperative Serials Program) editing guide, and OCLC Connexion client software
  • Familiarity with integrated library system functions for technical services, preferably those functions for SirsiDynix Symphony WorkFlows
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and evaluate library collections and services
  • Commitment to inclusion with an understanding of the library needs of a diverse community
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively, independently and collaboratively
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Collegial attitude and enthusiasm for innovation
  • Commitment to professional development and service in order to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion
  • Availability for occasional evening and weekend work

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum two years post-MLS library technical services work experience with increasing job responsibilities
  • Minimum one year working with a federal and/or state government document depository
  • Excellent presentation and instruction skills and experience teaching information literacy competencies
  • Supervisory experience
  • Educational background in business, education or social sciences

Interested candidates may submit an application at:  https://indiana.peopleadmin. com/postings/4300.  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, and names of three references with their contact information.  Questions regarding the position or application process may be directed to Angie Thorpe, Digital User Experience Librarian, atthorpe@iuk.edu.

Indiana University Kokomo seeks faculty skilled at working with members of diverse cultures and committed to preparing students to be engaged members of an increasingly diverse society.

Indiana University Kokomo is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services. 

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Discussion Reference and Instruction Lecturer, Chicago State University Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 02:00 pm

Job Opportunity (Pending Final Approval)
CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Title: Reference and Instruction Lecturer
Position Type: Part-time, 9-month, non-tenure track faculty
Rank: Instructor

Job Opportunity (Pending Final Approval)
CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Title: Reference and Instruction Lecturer
Position Type: Part-time, 9-month, non-tenure track faculty
Rank: Instructor

The Chicago State University Library seeks reliable, energetic, service-oriented individuals for the position of part-time lecturers in the Reference and Instruction department for weekends and evenings. Library and Information Science professionals who are interested in a user-focused, academic library are encouraged to apply. Lecturers report to Chair of University Library and Instruction Services. Under the direction of the Coordinator of Reference Services, the Reference and Instruction Lecturer will provide general reference and instruction services as part of a team of professionals; and will assist in offering reference and instruction services to support the library’s academic mission. The successful candidate will serve on the library team to offer reference service during off- peak hours. The library is open until midnight most days of the week. Reference services are available up to 10:00pm on days the library building is open until 12:00am. This is a 15-28 hour, 9 month, non-tenure track faculty position. Evenings and weekend hours are required.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

*MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program.

*Reference experience. Strong commitment to quality reference services; proven experience in reference and instruction.

*Familiarity with emerging trends in library instruction, reference services, information technology, and online library resources.

*Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds are necessary.

*The ability to work independently and part of a team is necessary.

*The ability to understand and maintain department and library policies.

To Apply: Once the position is posted online by the Office of Human Resources, applicants will be required to submit an application online along with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current professional references.  Job opportunities at CSU are listed online at:

https://chicagostate.peopleadmin.com/

Review of applications will begin immediately after the position is listed and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Gabrielle Toth, Associate Professor and Chair of University Library and Instruction Services, via email at gtoth@csu.edu

Chicago State University is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about CSU, please visit the university web site at http://www.csu.edu/

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Discussion Education Librarian, Old Dominion University (apply by Aug 30)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 01:22 pm

Education Librarian

Old Dominion University

 

Are you eager for a challenge? Do you enjoying learning new skills and strive to be the best version of yourself? Does helping others succeed motivate you ? Does connecting with new people excite you? If so, this could be a great opportunity for you.

Education Librarian

Old Dominion University

 

Are you eager for a challenge? Do you enjoying learning new skills and strive to be the best version of yourself? Does helping others succeed motivate you ? Does connecting with new people excite you? If so, this could be a great opportunity for you.

EDUCATION SERVICES LIBRARIAN: This position will develop and deliver library services to the students and faculty in the Darden College of Education. The Education Librarian will also gather information about library needs, assist with collection development, alert the faculty to library services and policies,  provide communication between faculty and the Libraries, provide instruction and research assistance for students and faculty and in general serve as the liaison person for the Darden College of Education departments, programs and research centers.  This position will also be responsible for participating in library planning and development and contributing to the library profession.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree or international equivalent
  • Experience  in teaching, training and/or presentation
  • Experience in identifying and meeting research needs of library users
  • Academic background or work experience in the field of education
  • Analytical skills including independent problem solving and critical thinking
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a demanding and rapidly changing service-oriented environment
  • Excellent  interpersonal, organizational, communication and project and time management skills
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with faculty in assigned disciplines
  • Knowledge of the information and research needs of assigned disciplines and an understanding of current  trends and issues in scholarly publishing
  • Ability to develop access to appropriate information resources, including building local collections, for the Darden College of Education
  • Initiative

 

PREFERRED:

  • Experience or coursework in education
  • Experience developing and managing education-related collections in all formats
  • Experience with issues and technical challenges related to the life cycle of research and data
  • Successful track record of collaboration around scholarly issues
  • Experience in an academic or research library                    

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Beginning minimum salary is $52,000.Commensurate with experience. Great benefits.

Old Dominion University is Virginia's forward-focused research university with an enrollment of 24,670. The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA.

 

APPLICATION: Screening of applicants will begin on August 30, 2017, and continue until position is filled.  A complete application will contain a cover letter addressing position requirements, resume and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references.  Submit applications by clicking on https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/

 

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

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Discussion Assistant or Associate Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist and Visiting Assistant Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist, UIUC Rare Book and Manuscript Library (apply by Sept 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 01:20 pm

Academic Professional Position

Assistant or Associate Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist and Visiting Assistant Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

 

Position Available:  As soon as possible after closing date of search.

Academic Professional Position

Assistant or Associate Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist and Visiting Assistant Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

 

Position Available:  As soon as possible after closing date of search.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library is pleased to announce two full-time Academic Professional positions in the University Library—a regular Assistant or Associate Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist and a one-year Visiting Assistant Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist. The successful candidates will report to the Director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and will collaborate with colleagues in other Library Units, including Preservation/Conservation, Digitization Services, University Archives, and Library Information Technology.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Working under the supervision of the Director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialists use advanced knowledge and training in multiple disciplines to develop and implement policies, systems, recommendations, and workflows that will improve access to complex archives and collections of literary manuscripts.  The policies, plans, practices, and workflows that the successful candidate establishes and executes will improve access and use of these materials in research, teaching, and service. The Visiting Assistant Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist position will plan and oversee the arrangement and description of the recently acquired personal archives of Haki R. Madhubuti and the records of the Third World Press. Initially, the Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist position will plan and oversee the arrangement and description of the personal archives of Gwendolyn Brooks as well as other incoming accessions.

Specific responsibilities will vary over time but will initially include:

  • Applying knowledge of literature, history, and related disciplines to analyze documentary forms/genres, communication patterns, and relationships between documents and those who created or used them.
  • Refining policies and procedures and developing processing plans leading to the classification, arrangement, and description of complex/hybrid (i.e., mixed print, digital, and audiovisual) collections.
  • Using specialized subject knowledge and research skills to develop and encode descriptive metadata for complex textual, photographic, A/V, and born-digital materials.
  • Selecting and designing appropriate metadata schema and encoding practices to develop descriptive records and archival finding aids that meet national standards such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard.
  • Mentoring, training, and coordinating the work of staff, students, and others involved in the arrangement, description, and digitization of RBML’s manuscript collections.
  • Advising RBML and Library faculty and staff on issues relating to arrangement and description of manuscripts, literary history, archival metadata, or digitization of rare archival materials.
  • Analyzing emerging technologies and recommending their potential application, to significantly improve information resource discovery and retrieval.
  • Planning and overseeing projects to convert print finding aids to digital format.
  • Identifying materials requiring preservation or conservation treatment and collaborating with preservation/conservation staff in the development of recommendations.
  • Collaborating in departmental and library-wide technology planning and implementation activities, such as digitization and access projects.
  • Preparing or assisting with grant applications to enhance access and preservation of collections.
  • Academic Professional employees are encouraged to use “investigation time” to pursue areas of interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library’s policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/human/resources/investigationtime.html>. Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities.

Environment:  The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University’s mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more detailed information, please visit http://www.library.illinois.edu/>.  The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and “embedded librarian” programs.

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the largest repositories for rare books and manuscripts in the United States.  The collections-nearly half a million volumes and three kilometers of manuscript material-are strong in the broad areas of literature, history, art, theology, philosophy, technology, and the natural sciences. Particular strengths lie in early printing (over 1100 incunabula) and imprints from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with English literature, works by Shakespeare, various important editions of the Bible, and renaissance school books standing out as distinctive and deep collections. Also noteworthy are collections in the history of science and technology and the history of economics.  The Library is renowned for its collection of emblem books and for its extensive holdings of works by and about John Milton.  A special emphasis of the Library's collections is drama, from neo-Latin plays to Italian baroque drama, to Elizabethan and Jacobean playbooks, to twentieth-century set and costume design.  Significant resources for northern Italian history can be found in the Cavagna Collection, which includes material from the twelfth to the twentieth century.  The Spanish Golden Age collection includes more than 1,200 volumes dating from 1472 to 1700 and comprises not only Spanish literature, but also religion, law, politics, medicine, and astronomy. Finally, modern literary archival material housed in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library include the papers of Gwendolyn Brooks, H.G. Wells, Carl Sandburg, and W.S. Merwin; letters of Marcel Proust; and manuscript collections associated with such figures as Anthony Trollope, John Ruskin, Grant Richards, William Allingham, Richard Bentley, Benjamin Disraeli, Lewis Carroll, and John Richardson, and recently the papers Haki R. Madhubuti.

VARIOUS LEVELS (Visiting Assistant, Assistant, Associate)
Qualifications:  Required:

  • Master’s degree in one of the following fields: ALA accredited Library/Information Science, Literature, History, or a related humanities field.
  • Advanced training in the management, arrangement, and description of archives and manuscript collections.
  • Demonstrated experience arranging, describing, and preserving complex manuscript and/or archival collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of national data content and structure standards related to the control of archives and of archival and library management systems such as Archon, ArchivesSpace, or the Archivists’ Toolkit.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and a rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • A record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

Preferred:

  • Second degree in one of the areas listed under required qualifications.
  • Demonstrated experience using emerging technologies to improve access to archives and/or manuscript collections.
  • Two years of prior employment in an archives, manuscripts repository, or research library.

Demonstrated supervisory experience

Associate Level Requires:

  • Second degree in one of the areas listed under required qualifications.
  • Demonstrated experience using emerging technologies to improve access to archives and/or manuscript collections.
  • Two years of prior employment in an archives, manuscripts repository, or research library.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.

Salary and Rank:  Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html> or http://www.ccchamber.org/>.

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by September 1, 2017. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Discussion Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, University of Miami Libraries,

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 01:06 pm

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Database Management Specialist), University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, FL

Come join our team! We're changing and we're growing! See our open faculty positions at the University of Miami Libraries, and then find out more about working and living in Miami at http://library.miami.edu/workhere/!

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Database Management Specialist), University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, FL

Come join our team! We're changing and we're growing! See our open faculty positions at the University of Miami Libraries, and then find out more about working and living in Miami at http://library.miami.edu/workhere/!

The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications for an innovative and collaborative professional for the position of Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Database Management Specialist). Reporting to the Head of Metadata & Discovery Services, this position will focus on the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems. This position will provide resource discovery expertise across a variety of formats, ensure the quality of metadata and cataloging records in the resource discovery tools, develop new approaches to metadata processes, and consult with various stakeholders. The incumbent trains and supervises students and staff members related to cataloging and metadata maintenance activities and/or special projects. This position serves as a key resource in understanding and troubleshooting issues in the ILS focused on cataloging, resource management, and acquisitions-related issues.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Database Maintenance and Special Project Activities (40%)

  • Identifies, develops, and manages special cataloging and metadata projects such as post-system migrations clean up projects, collection relocation projects, gift projects, and collection weeding projects
  • Oversees batch loading and local global editing of bibliographic records
  • Oversees the job reports and maintenance of authorities in the integrated library system
  • Participates and plans metadata analysis and integration across discovery tools and platforms
  • Explores new tools and techniques to leverage metadata for new discovery platforms
  • Resolves problems to ensure bibliographic, holdings, and authority records meet local and national standards
  • Collaborates and consults with various stakeholders to promote the discovery of library resources
  • Works closely with the Systems staff and the Primo Technical Administrator on issues impacting discoverability and management of library resources

Original Cataloging (35%)

  • Contributes to the department's original cataloging activities in a variety of formats and languages
  • Creates and modifies authority records for personal names as a NACO contributor

Supervision & Training (15%)

  • Supervises and trains students and staff member(s) working on cataloging and metadata quality control projects, copy cataloging, and database maintenance activities
  • Reviews and evaluates staff and student work

Professional Service and Engagement (10%)

  • Serves on/participates in University and Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate
  • Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding issues in librarianship, cataloging, and metadata creation
  • Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations, as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library science program or ALA approved foreign equivalent
  • Working knowledge of variety of resource description standards, formats, and schemes including but not limited to: RDA, Dublin Core, XML, MARC bibliographic and authority formats
  • Minimum of two years of copy and/or original cataloging experience (paraprofessional experience acceptable) using an ILS and OCLC Connexion
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate a strong service-orientation, forward thinking and flexible
  • Experience with managing projects, meeting deadlines and communicating to various stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Library and University
  • Aptitude for technology; willingness to learn new systems, software, and data manipulation tools

Preferred:

  • Experience performing administrative functions with an integrated library system within a library setting
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Experience creating name authority records

THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation's leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is a privately supported, non-sectarian institution comprising eleven degree granting schools and colleges.  The University is located in Miami, Florida, with three locations throughout the subtropical region:  Coral Gables (a 260-acre campus serving as home to nine of the University's eleven degree granting schools and colleges); downtown Miami (Miller School of Medicine and UHealth); and Virginia Key (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science). The University is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. The University is committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through commitment to the values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT), the University strives to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. By 2025, the University's goal is to reach its greatest aspirations through realizing four defining visions with eight major initiatives. For more information, please visit the University of Miami's "Roadmap to Our New Century" at http://president.miami.edu/roadmap/about/index.html.

THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of 3.75 million volumes including 910,300 e-books, and 104,330 current serials subscriptions including 102,726 electronic journals. UML comprises sixlibraries across the University's three campuses. UML locations on the Coral Gables campus include: the Otto G. Richter Library (the central, interdisciplinary library); the Paul Buisson Architecture Library; the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center; and the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library. The downtown Miami campus hosts the Louis Calder Memorial Library. The Virginia Key campus hosts the Rosenstiel Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. Libraries at the School of Law and the Department of Ophthalmology in the Medical School are administered independently. The University of Miami Libraries provide support and services for 10,917 undergraduates, 5,501 graduate students, and 14,025 full and part time faculty and staff. UML employs 79 professionals (including 51 librarian faculty), 83 support staff and 42 FTE student employees. UML is a member of and contributor to the Association of Research Libraries, Association of Southeast Research Libraries, Association of Academic Health Science Libraries, Council on Library and Information Resources, OCLC Research Library Partners, International Federation of Library Associations, Center for Research Libraries, International Association of University Libraries, Library Publishing Coalition, Digital Library Federation, HathiTrust, Academic Preservation Trust, Consortium of Southern Biomedical Libraries, Florida Collaboration of Academic Libraries of Medicine and Southeast Florida Library and Information Network. UML licenses electronic resources through the Northeast Research Libraries and Lyrasis consortia. UML is a member of the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, Scholars Trust and Florida Academic Repository (FLARE).

THE DEPARTMENT: The Metadata & Discovery Services department improves the discovery of and access to the library resources across multiple library platforms, including the Libraries catalog and digital collections. This resource description and discovery work serves to describe all physical and electronic resources acquired and retained by the library through up-to-date cataloging and metadata practices. Librarians and staff members engage external and internal users about metadata standards, production, transformation, and consulting services. This department has nine non-exempt staff members, one exempt administrative professional, and five Librarian Faculty members. We are positioned within the Libraries' Information Systems & Access Division (Access Services, Metadata & Discovery Services, Systems, Web & Application Development) and are located on the third floor of the Richter Library. The department recently helped the Libraries to migrate to Ex Libris' Alma and Primo for its discovery systems, which is a shared discovery catalog for all libraries including Medical and Law libraries.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. Moving allowance is available. More information on benefits can be found at: www.miami.edu/benefits.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted. On-line applications should be submitted here and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds

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Discussion Online Learning Librarian, University of North Florida (apply by Aug 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 01:04 pm

Online Learning Librarian

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

Job Description:

Online Learning Librarian

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

Job Description:

This position is a collaboration between the Thomas G. Carpenter Library and the Center for Instruction & Research Technology (CIRT). As part of the Library Instruction and Research Teams in Public Services, the Online Learning Librarian delivers library services for distance, online, and campus communities. As a member of CIRT’s Instructional Design Team, this position provides instructional support for online courses. The librarian facilitates communication between the Library and the University Distance Learning (DL) Committee. Provides information literacy and research service to faculty and students in accordance with ACRL Standards for Distance Learning Library Services. Plans, delivers, promotes, and assesses distance library services. Participates in research and instruction services. Maintains an understanding of the role of libraries in online learning and demonstrates knowledge of best practices and current trends related to instructional technology. Works under the supervision of the Head of Instruction and the CIRT Assistant Director for Online Course Development. The work schedule for this position is split between and agreed upon by the Library and CIRT.

http://www.unfjobs.org/postings/3472

Salary is $47,000.00 to negotiable (Assistant Librarian). Applicants with 5 years of experience in academic libraries post MLS may be hired at the rank of Associate Librarian, with a salary of $55,000.00 to negotiable.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Susie Parks at (904) 620-2553, or s.parks@unf.edu. Initial review of applications will begin on August 18, 2017.

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Discussion Manager of Operations, University of Arizona Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Position: Manager of Operations

Position summary
The Manager of Operations oversees the technical operations of multiple, complex services and systems for Access Services ensuring efficient centralized operations for the Library through leadership, direction and management.

Position: Manager of Operations

Position summary
The Manager of Operations oversees the technical operations of multiple, complex services and systems for Access Services ensuring efficient centralized operations for the Library through leadership, direction and management.

How to apply
See the full job description to learn more and apply online.

About the University of Arizona
The University of Arizona is the state's land-grant university and is ranked among the top 20 of public research universities nationwide. In areas such as the environment, optics, space sciences, biosciences, and Southwest/border issues, we are among the best in the world. The UA values student engagement, providing real-world research and community opportunities to our more than 40,000 full-time and part-time students.

 

Warmest Regards,

 

Krissandra L. McNeill, aPHR

Human Resources & Organizational Development

University of Arizona Libraries

520.626.5971

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