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Head, Planning and Assessment-- University of Nevada, Las Vegas

posted by Lars Hagelin

Announcement Number: 15296

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Head, Planning and Assessment as part of the senior management in its University Libraries.

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Located in one of the most exciting cities in the nation UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 27,000 students and 2,800 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has professional programs in law, architecture, performing arts and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. In 2009, the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC established Brookings Mountain West on the UNLV campus to study the region.

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a growing urban research institution. Major areas of strategic focus for the campus are: attaining a Carnegie Foundation designation as Tier One "Research University/Very High" (RU/VH) and entering the top 100 American research universities; planning for a public medical school in Southern Nevada that will boost the regional economy and provide the community with more access to quality health care.

UNLV faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people that contribute to UNLV's mission of teaching, research, and service. On a vibrant campus you will find a supportive workplace, and tools to help you achieve professional and personal growth. For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu.

PROFILE of the LIBRARIES
As a strong partner in student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology and internationally renowned Special Collections, including two research centers: the Center for Gaming Research and the Oral History Research Center. University Libraries is comprised of Lied Library and three branch libraries and is a gateway to more than 20,000 electronic journals and 1.7 million books, including e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians and staff members committed to a culture of continuous improvement as we contribute to the teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the nation's fastest growing universities.

ROLE of the POSITION
Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, this position is part of the Libraries' senior management team and leads the effort to envision, document, articulate, and advocate for the value of the Libraries to the University's mission and goals. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution, the Libraries pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of contributing throughout the research lifecycle of faculty and students in order to foster academic success and lifelong learning. The Head of Planning and Assessment will maintain and expand upon the well-established culture of assessment that inform the Libraries' planning, priority setting and decision-making, creating infrastructure and providing library wide consultations that encourage an evidence based approach for continuous improvement.

The Head of Planning and Assessment works closely with the dean and senior management to design, manage, and coordinate a participatory, biennial strategic planning process that is user-centered, outcomes based, and includes articulation of assessments. The plan provides a blueprint of strategic directions and resource allocation for the Libraries. This position provides ongoing consultation throughout the organization for data collection methods relevant to the strategic planning assessment process, collaborating to produce internal and external reports about the outcomes, accomplishments and impacts of the University Libraries.

The Head supervises a data analyst who collects institutional data and ensures timely reporting to outside agencies such as ACRL, IPEDS, accreditation processes and for other purposes. The Head of Planning and Assessment leads the design and implementation of national and local user surveys, focus groups and other methodologies to collect input from stakeholders. The Head also consults and collaborates on research studies initiated by the Libraries, or by individual library faculty who seek to gather evidence of impact. The Head serves as the Libraries representative on various campus groups related to assessment, as well as working within the national assessment community to represent UNLV interests (e.g., Project Information Literacy and Ithaka S&R)

The UNLV Libraries supports the principles established in the Association of College and Research Library's (ACRL) Value of Academic Libraries (2010) as well as the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (2012).

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students.

As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will also be expected to engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required: A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association; a minimum of three years of experience in academic libraries contributing to assessment activities; demonstrated knowledge of library assessment and planning trends; experience with survey research and current survey tools; ability to communicate effectively with numbers and graphically represent abstract and quantitative information; experience developing library policy, articulating vision and providing leadership and direction towards achieving strategic goals; demonstrated ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible attitude; demonstrated commitment to a user-focused perspective and in working collaboratively and constructively with diverse groups and individuals; evidence of excellent organizational skills and sound judgment; evidence of energy, creativity, initiative and commitment to professional growth; excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work both independently and collegially.

Preferred: Knowledge of and experience with statistical analysis methods, both qualitative and quantitative; knowledge of and experience with usability methods; experience with the use of statistical software such as SPSS and data visualization tools such as Tableau; experience with research design methods; supervisory experience; experience writing successful grant proposals, experience, reputation, and scholarship record sufficient to meet criteria for appointment as a tenured faculty member

SALARY RANGE
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II or III (equivalent to an Assistant or Associate Professor). Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. In addition, the UNLV University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the required and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The review of materials will begin April 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to the Head, Planning and Assessment Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu

Application Information

Online App. Form: https://hrsearch.unlv.edu





Undergraduate Learning Librarian-- University of Nevada, Las Vegas

posted by Lars Hagelin

Announcement Number: 15322

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for an Undergraduate Learning Librarian in the University Libraries.

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Located in one of the most exciting cities in the nation UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 27,000 students and 2,800 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has professional programs in law, architecture, performing arts and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. In 2009, the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC established Brookings Mountain West on the UNLV campus to study the region.

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a growing urban research institution. Major areas of strategic focus for the campus are: attaining a Carnegie Foundation designation as Tier One "Research University/Very High" (RU/VH) and entering the top 100 American research universities; planning for a public medical school in Southern Nevada that will boost the regional economy and provide the community with more access to quality health care.

UNLV faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people that contribute to UNLV's mission of teaching, research, and service. On a vibrant campus you will find a supportive workplace, and tools to help you achieve professional and personal growth. For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu.

PROFILE of the LIBRARIES and the RESEARCH and EDUCATION DIVISION
As a strong partner in student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology and internationally renowned Special Collections, including two research centers: the Center for Gaming Research and the Oral History Research Center. University Libraries is comprised of Lied Library and three branch libraries and is a gateway to more than 20,000 electronic journals and 1.7 million books, including e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians and staff members committed to a culture of continuous improvement as we contribute to the teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the nation's fastest growing universities.

The Research and Education (RED) Division has four departments and three branch libraries, with 40 staff members, of which 20 are library faculty. RED includes the Library Liaisons Program, Educational Initiatives, New Media Services, User Services, and the Architecture Studies Library, the Curriculum Materials Library, and the Music Library. Other areas within the scope of RED are campus outreach and collaborations, campus communications, public technology, and public space planning.

The Research and Education Division (RED) fosters collaborations that contribute to our users' academic success, research, and lifelong learning. The Division positively impacts student learning and supports the research and scholarly agenda of the University.

ROLE of the POSITION
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries seeks a collaborative and creative librarian who is ready to share expertise in information literacy, instructional design, and student outreach. Reporting to the Head of Educational Initiatives, the person in this position will join an innovative and collaborative team that supports undergraduate learning, support of online education, co-curricular outreach to students, and faculty development.

The Undergraduate Learning Librarian will collaborate with library faculty and academic faculty to design tools and learning experiences that enhance lessons in information literacy and critical thinking delivered to UNLV students. She or he will participate in the planning, development, and assessment of the Libraries' instruction services in face-to-face and online environments. The successful candidate will serve as a central contact with academic and non-academic departments that support undergraduate student learning.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and she or he will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students.

As a tenure-track library faculty member, the successful candidate will also be expected to engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
  • A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Recent experience or course work in information literacy instruction.
  • Demonstrated competence in using current technologies and best practices in the creative design and delivery of instruction.
  • Familiarity with information literacy theory, practice, and assessment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Evidence of energy, creativity, initiative and commitment to professional growth.
  • Ability to work independently and collegially.
Preferred:
  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting, including design of lesson plans and assessment tools.
  • Experience developing engaging orientations, student support activities, or other co-curricular outreach to students.

SALARY RANGE
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II or III (equivalent to an Assistant or Associate Professor). Salary range starts at $60,100 - salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. In addition, the UNLV University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the required and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The review of materials will begin May 4, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to the Undergraduate Learning Librarian Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu.

Application Information

Online App. Form: https://hrsearch.unlv.edu

Business Librarian-- Colorado State University Libraries

posted Mar 26, 2015, 7:01 AM by Lars Hagelin

Assistant Professor, Full-time Faculty Position

The Colorado State University Libraries seeks a liaison to work with Colorado State University’s College of Business. This tenure-track faculty position will be part of the College Liaisons unit of the Scholarly Communications Division. This position will be responsible for outreach to and collaboration with the five academic departments in the College of Business. The successful candidate will use emerging technologies to expand access to library resources and services. This person will also be prepared to engage in scholarly publishing and professional service as required for tenure and promotion.

The full job description can be found at: http://jobs.colostate.edu:80/postings/8706

Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by April 13, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. MST.

Colorado State University is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.





Undergraduate Learning Librarian-- Baylor University

posted Mar 19, 2015, 6:54 AM by Lars Hagelin

Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of three years professional experience in a higher education setting. For a full list of requirements and more details about the position, please visit http://www.baylor.edu/hr/index.php?id=81307.

To apply, please submit a letter of application and a résumé or current curriculum vitae via email to Shā Towers, Chair, Undergraduate Learning Librarian Search Committee, at sha_towers@baylor.edu. To ensure full consideration, your application must be completed by April 6, 2015. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To learn more about the Baylor University Libraries and Baylor University, please visit us online at http://baylor.edu/library and http://baylor.edu.

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris (http:/baylor.edu/profuturis/).

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Librarian II – 2 Positions for Humanities Librarians-- University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library

posted Mar 18, 2015, 12:56 PM by Lars Hagelin

Department: Business, Humanities & Social Sciences Reference.
Position numbers: 0082677 & 0084298.
All applicants will be considered for both positions.
Closing Date: Continuous until filled – application review begins April 6, 2015.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
11 Month, Full Time, Permanent, Tenure Track

Available pending position clearance.

POSITION SUMMARY: This is an entry level position. We are looking for a creative, technically-grounded, and visionary person who will serve as a liaison librarian to multiple departments in the business, humanities, social sciences and interdisciplinary subject areas. This position combines digital humanities with the traditional skill set of a reference/instruction/collection development librarian. The successful candidate will work with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to develop sustainable research projects, classroom support, and direct instruction in digital methods in the humanities. Responding to the growing momentum on campus, this position will play a central role in the integration of digital tools and resources with traditional resources and approaches to research, teaching, and learning in the Humanities. The position also will establish and grow a program that addresses the growing demand for digital arts and humanities support on campus including the adoption and application of digital arts and humanities approaches to research, teaching, and learning.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide direct support and consultation for faculty projects in Digital Humanities (DH) 
  • Provide guidance and support to graduate and undergraduate students in using DH tools and techniques 
  • Work with researchers at all levels to develop analyses and visualizations of humanities data 
  • Serve as a consultant to students, faculty, and colleagues on humanities and social science literature-related topics and on emerging digital tools and methodologies for supporting humanities and social science scholars. 
  • Broaden access to collections through digital project initiatives and actively acquire and promote both licensed and freely available digital resources of value to researchers. 
  • Increase awareness among constituents of scholarly communication, copyright, and authors’ rights issues 
  • Serve as subject liaison to academic departments, providing user instruction and research support as part of the Library’s instruction program 
  • Participate in collection development activities including the selection, de-selection, evaluation, and assessment of library resources and collections 
  • Provide general reference (in-person and virtual) and general information literacy instruction (both in-person and online/blended learning) services 
  • Create, develop, and implement online learning objects to include but not limited to interactive tutorials, webcasts, videos, primarily using open-source technologies 
  • Evaluate and implement new instructional technologies to promote active instruction and enhance learning spaces.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent. 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of or experience with technologies and standards used in Digital Humanities work such as TEI, visualization, text and/or network analysis, common scripting languages, HTML5 and related web technologies 
  • Knowledge of or experience with current issues in scholarly communications 
  • Strong public presentation skills; teaching experience preferred 
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member 
  • Experience with digital arts and humanities research tools and approaches (e.g., text mining, data visualization, image analysis, and augmented reality). 
  • Knowledge of or experience with Linux or open source operating systems. 
  • Knowledge of or experience with grant writing 
  • Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills 
  • Evidence of creativity and innovation 
  • In addition to the degree in library and/or information science, a degree in a humanities or social sciences (includes business) discipline 
  • Knowledge or experience with collection development 
  • Knowledge or experience with reference (live or chat) 
  • Knowledge or experience with library instruction including classroom teaching 
  • Self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity 
  • Reading knowledge of French or Spanish or German. 
To Apply: Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire) to Personnel Officer. Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Hawai’i is an EEO/AA Institution.

Address to:
Personnel Officer
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822

Inquiries: 808 956-7207

Senior Level Archival Manager (Temporary position)-- The University of Arkansas Libraries

posted Mar 16, 2015, 7:46 AM by Lars Hagelin   [ updated Mar 18, 2015, 8:05 AM ]

The University of Arkansas Libraries seek experienced public service-oriented candidates for the position of Senior Level Archival Manager.

Summary of Job Duties: The Special Collections Senior Level Archival Manager serves as project manager for the accessioning and processing of assigned manuscript collections, including developing Encoded Archival Description (EAD)-enabled finding aids, and addresses conservation and preservation needs for the collections. Identifies, recommends, and helps recruit possible acquisitions of archival collections. Conducts research on the background of various collections and donors. Guides staff in the review of documents and makes independent and qualitative decisions to determine the disposition of materials. Collaborates with library personnel for the creation of electronic finding aids and other tools for the department’s Web page, and coordinates the digitization of materials from the collection. Reports to the Assistant Head of the Special Collections Department.

Qualifications. Required: A bachelor’s degree in history, public policy, political science, or a related field. Experience with archival and library tools, such as MARC, LCSH, EAD, DACS, and Archivists Toolkit. Experience in processing manuscript collections and in creating EAD-compliant finding aids. Experience in the creation of digital projects and creation of metadata. Experience in the use of metadata crosswalks. Preferred: A graduate degree in history, public policy, political science, or a related field or a master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program Library Science. Experience in oral history projects and maintaining associated files.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The successful candidate should have demonstrated skill in computerized data entry and management, excellent written and oral communication skills, knowledge of Arkansas history and bibliography, and knowledge of basic paper conservation.

For the full posting or to apply, please go to https://jobs.uark.edu, and search for professional staff listing #0603646.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Web Developer-- The University of Arkansas Libraries

posted Mar 16, 2015, 7:44 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Arkansas Libraries seek experienced public service-oriented candidates for the position of Web Developer. Reporting to the Web Services Librarian, the Web Developer will create and maintain the University Libraries’ various Web sites. Serving students, faculty, and staff at the University and researchers worldwide, the Libraries’ Web site provides a portal to the collections and services. Through the use of innovative approaches and emerging technologies, the Web Developer will design and customize library sites to create a coherent electronic environment that is integrated with traditional library services.

Major responsibilities include: establishing standards and designing templates for library sites; providing quality assurance by reviewing submitted content for consistency and accuracy, auditing the Web sites for usability, analyzing usage patterns, and tracking issues; serving as an ex-officio member of the Web Development Committee and collaborating with library staff on projects using special applications, such as CONTENTdm, EAD/XML, ILLiad, LibGuides, and Innovative Interfaces; working with Library IT staff and third-party vendors on site infrastructure, security, and customization; conducting research on new technologies and techniques; and working with University Relations and campus Web masters to develop and implement best campus practices and standards.

The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently and to collaborate with users to assess their needs and design appropriate solutions, and a record of successful project management in a team environment.

Qualifications. Required: A bachelor’s degree; relevant experience in Web development working with large sites and dynamic content using technologies such as HTML/CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, SQL, XML, XSLT, and XHTML. Preferred: At least 2 years of study at the graduate level; experience with library Web-based tools and practices, including CONTENTdm, EAD, ILLiad, LibGuides, and integrated library systems; work experience in a college / university setting; experience with ASP/ASP.net and VBScript; experience with data security standards and procedures and disaster recovery plans; experience with enterprise-scale content management systems.

Salary and Benefits. Twelve-month, non-classified, non-faculty position (Senior Library Assistant). Salary: $45,000. Benefits include TIAA/CREF, Fidelity Mutual Fund, or the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.

Background: The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students. The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH). The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities. The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered. The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission. For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (http://libinfo.uark.edu). The University of Arkansas campus (http://www.uark.edu/) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 25,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System. With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters. This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. (http://www.collegetownprofile.com/arkansas/universityofarkansas/index.html)

Application deadline and contact information. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by March 24, 2015, will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. For the full posting or to apply, please go to the UA’s employment system at https://jobs.uark.edu, and search for professional staff listing #0603643. When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application, résumé, samples of your work, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Head of Instruction and Liaison Services-- The University of Arkansas Libraries

posted Mar 16, 2015, 7:43 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Arkansas Libraries seek applications and nominations for the position of Head of Instruction and Liaison Services. In an environment where constant change and transformation occur, the Head of Instruction and Liaison Services works collaboratively with library staff that provide instruction and consultation services, collection development, and outreach to the campus research community.

The head leads a department of professional librarians and staff to support student learning through the development and assessment of focused instruction and consultation services throughout the curriculum. The department consists of librarians for agriculture, business, education, engineering, geosciences, english, communication, social and life sciences, and mathematics. In addition, the head provides collaborative leadership in liaison services for all campus disciplines and extends partnerships with campus entities, including the University’s Global Campus and Honors College.

Responsibilities of this position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate must have demonstrated a record of achievement sufficient for appointment at the rank of Librarian / Professor with tenure and should possess excellent interpersonal skills encompassing the ability to work collegially as a member of a team; strong analytical and organizational skills; and excellent written and oral communication skills. A dossier will be required for appointment and hiring.

Qualifications. Required: A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of seven years of experience with research and instruction programs. Demonstrated understanding of, and receptiveness to, the uses of emerging technologies and instructional design principles. Demonstrated success with leading and managing people in a research environment. Preferred: Knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communications. Demonstrated experience with assessment tools and strategies. Knowledge of collection development tools and methods.

Rank and Salary: Tenured, twelve month faculty appointment at the rank of Librarian / Professor. Salary: $75,000.

Benefits: Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA/CREF, Fidelity Mutual Fund, or the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.

Background: The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students. The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH). The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities. The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow, and so do the academic programs offered. The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission. For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (http://libinfo.uark.edu). The University of Arkansas campus (http://www.uark.edu/) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 25,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System. With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters. This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. (http://www.collegetownprofile.com/arkansas/universityofarkansas/index.html)

Application deadline and contact information. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by April 10, 2015, will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Send letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references to libhrofc@uark.edu to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs, University of Arkansas Libraries, 365 N. McIlroy Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Undergraduate Experience Librarian-- Kansas State University Libraries

posted Mar 16, 2015, 7:37 AM by Lars Hagelin

Kansas State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Undergraduate Experience Librarian. The person in this position will collaborate with colleagues in the Libraries’ Undergraduate & Community Services department and academic and student affairs programs to support K-State’s 2025 Visionary Plan goal. The Undergraduate Experience librarian will apply creativity and strategic planning to provide learning, engagement, and outreach opportunities designed to help K-State students acclimate and thrive, particularly first-year, transfer, and international students. Throughout all endeavors, this position will promote diversity. The librarian in this position will directly interact with students in a variety of venues that may include the classroom, living/learning communities, tutoring centers, Open House, New Student Orientation, and Week of Welcome. While the librarian in this position will work independently on many projects, they will also find that their goals overlap with colleagues within the department and throughout the Libraries, such as the Communications & Marketing department, providing opportunities to work in teams.

This is a full-time tenure track position, and the candidate should have a commitment to scholarly/creative activities and professional service necessary for pursuing tenure at Kansas State University Libraries. This position reports to the Head, Undergraduate and Community Services.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement learning opportunities and services in collaboration with the university’s first year experience program, K-State First
  • Collaborate with colleagues to coordinate learning outcomes and library instruction for large, general education courses, such as Public Speaking, Expository Writing, University Experience, and the English Language Program 
  • Promote first-year and transfer student success and retention through collaboration with campus academic and student services programs and offices 
  • Participate in assessment to support continuous improvement of student learning and engagement 
  • Collaborate with colleagues to provide excellent reference, research, and student learning activities 
Required Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited MLS 
  • Demonstrated experience teaching information literacy infused classes 
  • Demonstrated record of success working within or providing services for diverse groups 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the theories and practices related to higher education and first-year students, diversity, or retention 
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills with a strong user-centered service orientation 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated success developing services for first-year or at-risk students in higher education 
  • Demonstrated success collaborating with academic faculty, academic affairs, or student affairs programs, offices or organizations 
  • Experience providing user-centered reference service, online or in-person 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects 
  • Experience assessing student learning 
Kansas State University Libraries and the Community

Kansas State University Libraries strives to develop a diverse, talented team dedicated to providing professional and innovative services to our communities. The Libraries advance the University’s teaching, research, and service with 3 million volumes and collection strengths in the subject areas of cookery, the consumer movement, military history, biosecurity, food safety, grain science and milling, prairie studies, historic costume and textiles, and children's literature. For more information about the Libraries’ long-range goals, applicants are encouraged to review the Libraries’ strategic plan.

Affectionately nicknamed “The Little Apple,” Manhattan is a rapidly developing community located in the scenic Flint Hills region of Kansas. A classic college town featuring Big XII sports, our community also offers superb outdoor recreation and a year-round slate of cultural attractions. Forbes Magazine has rated Manhattan #1 for “Best Small Places for Business and Careers.” Manhattan’s highly regarded public school system and excellent parks contribute to its reputation as an outstanding place. Manhattan is situated just off Interstate 70, less than two hours west of Kansas City, and the regional airport offers multiple daily direct flights to Dallas and Chicago. While the main campus is located in Manhattan, Kansas State also has campuses located in Salina and Olathe.

Salary: The Libraries aim to attract outstanding talents, and we offer competitive salary in recognition of responsibilities and experience.

To Apply

Please send the following as one PDF files:
  • A letter of application. To greatly strengthen your application, please apply your communication skills to clearly address the position responsibilities and qualifications listed above, and demonstrate how your work style, vision, and other distinctive qualities would enhance our organization. 
  • A curriculum vitae 
  • Names and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three references to libhr@k-state.edu, attention Kim Piper. Please include “UE_LIB” in the subject line. Deadline for applying is April 10, 2015. 
Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Background check required.

Collection Assessment Librarian-- Rice University

posted Mar 13, 2015, 7:59 AM by Lars Hagelin

Rice University is seeking a highly motivated and service-oriented Collection Assessment Librarian. The successful candidate will support the Library’s mission by providing data and analysis to inform strategic collection making for Fondren Library. The position is also responsible for collection development in multiple areas of the natural sciences and/or engineering disciplines, serves as a liaison to the corresponding departments and contributes to reference services and user education. The position reports to the Head of Reference Services.

Responsibilities: Collaborates across the department to provide data and analysis regarding collections usage and cost benefits, providing data-driven bases for collection selection and de-selection. Provides general and specialized reference assistance and user education services to students, faculty and members of the public (virtually and face-to- face). Manages a library collection, including identification, selection, evaluation, vendor negotiations and de-selection of teaching and research-level library materials in a variety of formats. Consults with and advises academic departments on the selection and effective use of library materials. Provides proactive and responsive service to faculty and students in assigned departments, including orientations, research guidance, online subject and course guides and class instruction. Participates in library/campus research support service initiatives including those related to research data management, curation and preservation. Assists in educating and informing faculty and graduate students on scholarly communication issues such as open access initiatives, digital publishing and digital curation. Commitments to professional development are expected.

Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science 
  • Demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for developing knowledge of science/engineering literature and information sources for use in developing research-level collections. 
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical tools, including producing reports, visualizing data and communicating findings. 
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration. 
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, teaching and communication skills, including the ability to actively listen to, understand and articulate the needs of users. 
  • Ability to apply new technologies to library services. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the scientific research process and the impact of e-science methodologies upon scientific research. 
  • Working knowledge of basic reference sources, including print, online databases and the use of the internet in the research process. 
Preferred qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree in a science or engineering discipline or demonstrated previous professional-level collection development experience in a science or engineering discipline in an academic library. 
  • Advanced degree in relevant scientific discipline. 
  • Two years previous professional experience providing instructional and research services in an academic library. 
  • Project management skills. 
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language. 
Salary & benefits: $59,000 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including TIAA/CREF; health and life insurance; and tuition waiver.

Environment: Rice University provides a stimulating work environment, with opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library services supported by leading edge technologies. Fondren Library (http://library.rice.edu) is a research library with more than 2.8 million volumes and more than 141,000 subscriptions, including titles available through aggregators. The Library has a state-of-the-art off-site shelving facility. An active program of digital resource delivery and development is grounded in successful collaboration among library and University staff from Digital Scholarship Services, other library departments and University information technology staff.

Houston is a vibrant, multicultural city, with world-class visual and performing arts ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde. The fourth largest city in the country, Houston enjoys a moderate cost of living and easy proximity to the Gulf Coast. For more information, see: http://www.explore.rice.edu/explore/General_Information.asp.

Applications received by April 20, 2015 will receive first consideration. Please apply with cover letter, résumé, and the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references at: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/3662 . Inquiries: Melinda Reagor Flannery at (713) 348-3773 or reagor@rice.edu. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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