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Library Information Associate, Senior-- University of Arizona Libraries

posted Jun 2, 2015, 5:40 AM by Lars Hagelin

POSITION TITLE: Library Information Associate, Senior
DEPARTMENT: The University of Arizona, University Libraries, Access & Information Services Department (AIS)
WORK SCHEDULE: Full time (40 hours); Monday - Friday 9AM - 6PM. As needed: Library personnel may be required to change schedules.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Library Information Associate, Senior (LIA Sr.) provides leadership in the design, implementation, and management of AIS course management system (CMS) and all related eLearning content, utilizing specialized software to create online learning objects and assisting with overall assessment of the eLearning program. The incumbent provides analysis support of a wide variety of data for management and makes recommendations for process improvements to improve customer and workflow efficiencies.

The incumbent coordinates activities at various AIS service sites, working in a 24/5 environment for the purpose of supporting the education needs of customers and for promoting a safe and secure learning environment in the various libraries. The incumbent in this position assists customers with basic research needs, including providing information, reference and technology assistance that facilitates customer access to the collections of The University of Arizona Libraries. The LIA Sr. provides excellent customer service while also serving on both departmental and library-wide projects and assignments. As needed, the LIA Sr. performs all work necessary to meet the changing needs of the Libraries' customers. As a result of those needs, work patterns and schedules can change.

Library Mission Statement
The University of Arizona Libraries advance the University's mission through the active contributions of knowledgeable staff who choose cost effective methods of acquiring, curating, managing, and connecting customers to information services and resources and providing education in their use.

Access & Information Services
AIS provides seamless access to technology, information and reference services independent of time, location and format. AIS facilitates the use of the physical and digital collections at the University of Arizona Libraries, while maintaining a safe, disruption free learning environment and actively pursuing and implementing new services to meet the needs of our core customers.

The University of Arizona has been ranked 83rd on Forbes 2015 list of America's Best Employers in the United States! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please see: http://employment.arizona.edu/.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Customer Service and Library-wide and Department Leadership Participation:
  • Utilizes specialized instructional/training software to provide leadership by planning, coordinating, designing and implementing all AIS eLearning. The incumbent will design, implement and manage the AIS CMS and all related eLearning content, and work with Library Analyst(s) and senior leadership on the assessment of the training program(s). 
  • Uses web development software, and effectively manages all AIS related content on the UA Libraries website, including creating webpages, updating webpages and library maps, and attending regular meetings with the website steering group. 
  • Ensures safety of library customers and employees and security of library materials through application of library and University policies and procedures. Acts as a liaison with University Police Department (in regard to reporting criminal activity or emergency situations), Campus and Library Facilities (in regard to building problems), Library Systems (in regard to library equipment problems) and, as needed, Risk Management (in regard to reporting incidents) during evening and weekend hours. As needed, will be responsible for opening/closing and securing Main or Science Libraries. 
  • As needed, facilitates meetings, makes presentations, participates in decision-making and completes assignments, including shared responsibility for data collection, needs assessment and analysis to demonstrate quality of work and to continually improve customer access, and creating, maintaining and updating documentation of work processes. Works collaboratively with other individuals and departments both virtually and in-person. Meets quality standards for work within all areas of position. 

ABOR MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree AND three years progressively responsible library experience; OR seven years progressively responsible library, information center or related work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources. 
ADDITIONAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision, demonstrating organizational skills, initiative, flexibility, use of good judgment, and solid analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Evidence of a high degree of computer/digital fluency, especially related to the use of instructional/training software, and the ability to work collaboratively on the design, development, delivery, assessment and continuous improvement of training modules. 
  • Ability to create effective training documentation and train and evaluate individuals based on established work expectations. 
  • Experience creating online learning objects with eLearning software such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Presenter, or other e-learning software. 
  • Experience working with a Course Management System (CMS). 
  • Experience with screen casting and other web-based presentation software. 
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, including the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing and the ability to work with diverse faculty, staff and students. 
  • Ability to deal with difficult customer interactions and work with outside departments to follow University policies and procedures in reporting building incidents and criminal activity. 
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills as the work environment and customer needs change, including independently learning how to use new software/technology. 
  • Skill in interviewing customers regarding reference service and sources to better understand customer need. 
  • Experience gathering and analyzing internal and external data and knowledge of advanced data collection (qualitative and quantitative) using specialized software (e.g. Excel and Qualtrics software). 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Broad understanding of various types of reference sources (i.e. library catalog, indexes, search engines, print resources) and their appropriate use, including understanding the differences between primary and secondary resources. 
  • Experience providing reference assistance and knowledge of and skill in usage of various research methodologies. 
  • Demonstrated use of Microsoft Office Suite (current version) and knowledge of specialized software (i.e., web creation, AutoCAD, Final Cut Pro, Flash, fireworks, Photoshop, N6 or SPSS). 
  • Familiarity with library technology, including demonstrated skills in troubleshooting hardware, software and equipment. 
  • Skill in facilitating meetings and delivering presentations. 
  • Experience searching integrated Library and Course Management Systems and record interpretation (i.e., Innovative Interfaces) 
  • Previous experience and working knowledge of issues pertaining to circulation and specialized library areas, such as Fine Arts, Music, Health Sciences, Special Collections and Archives. 
  • Experience and skills in Process Improvement, Cost and Systems Analysis, and Project Management. 

SALARY/BENEFITS: $32,497 - $39,307 annually, plus an outstanding array of benefits that include: health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!.

Job Opened: Posted: 5/29/15. Closes: Open Until Filled: Review of Applications Begins: 6/16/15.

HOW TO APPLY: Go to The University of Arizona’s CareerTrack application system athttp://www.uacareertrack.com/ and search for Job #58627. Completely fill in a classified staff application form, and be prepared to attach a resume and letter of interest that describes how your experience and qualifications fit the position. Application materials mailed/emailed to the department will not be accepted. The UA conducts pre-employment screenings for all positions, including work history, academic, criminal and driver’s license checks. For technical issues with the UA CareerTrack system contact: 520-621-3662; TDD 621-8299 (M-F 8-5).

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer.

East Asian Cataloging Team Leader-- University of Oregon Libraries

posted May 27, 2015, 9:25 AM by Lars Hagelin

Closes: July 1, 2015

The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and service-oriented colleague for the position of East Asian Cataloging Team Leader.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manages East Asian cataloging while performing high-level original and complex copy cataloging of print and electronic materials in East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) according to international standards, with a focus on Chinese materials in all formats. Supplies LC Subject Headings and call numbers; verifies all types of access points in catalog records and edits to conform to authorized forms and creates original authority records. Provides training and timely feedback to supervisees and conducts annual performance appraisals. Provides leadership to catalogers performing cataloging for resources in languages that do not use the Latin script, such as Slavic languages, Hebrew and Arabic. Coordinates matters of cataloging policy and practice for non-Latin cataloging in all formats. Represents the Library in policy discussions and deliberations related to non-Latin script cataloging at the regional and national level. Maintains policies on non-Latin script cataloging. Develops local workflow procedures as appropriate. Contributes to the advancement of the Libraries’ mission through service on local and national committees, and continuing professional development, including, but not limited to, conference attendance, presentations and publications. Reports to the Head, Collection Services.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package (see: http://hr.uoregon.edu).

Qualifications and Application Procedures:

For a complete description, list of required and preferred qualifications, and application details, see: http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?subtype=academic.

Application Deadline:

To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by July 1, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.

EO/AA/Veterans/Disability institution committed to cultural diversity.

Fine Arts Librarian-- University of Nevada, Las Vegas

posted May 27, 2015, 8:23 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Fine Arts Librarian 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 

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 DEPARTMENT 

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 we are 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. 

University Libraries' vision is to define the new academic research library-bringing people and information together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution, the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaging researchers and learners. The Research and Education Division (RED) fosters collaborations that contribute to our users' academic success, research, and lifelong learning. RED has four departments and three branch libraries, with 40 staff members, of which 20 are library faculty. It 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. 

ROLE of the POSITION 
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries seeks innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicants for the position of Fine Arts Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Library Liaison Program, this position will support undergraduate, graduate and faculty research in the College of Fine Arts throughout their practice and creative process, and the research lifecycle. Liaison librarians serve as the primary contact between UNLV Libraries and their departments. The College of Fine Arts includes the School of Architecture and the Departments of Art, Dance, Film, Music and Theatre. The successful candidate will develop curriculum-integrated instructional sessions, provide research support and consultations, collaborate with teaching faculty on assignment and course content, and maintain an effective collection in these disciplines in order to meet the teaching and research needs of faculty and students. 

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
  • Expertise or a bachelor's or master's degree in at least one of the assigned subject areas
  • Demonstrated understanding of the unique information and research needs of the School of Fine Arts students and faculty
  • Familiarity with information literacy theory, practice, and assessment
  • Knowledge of emerging information technologies and their application to research and teaching
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to prioritize workload assignments
Preferred:
  • Reading ability in at least one additional Western European language
  • Knowledge of print and digital resources that support music, fine arts, performing arts, or architecture
  • Academic library experience with research assistance and information literacy instruction
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. In addition, the UNLV Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities. Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding. 

APPLICATION DETAILS 

Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience. The review of materials will begin on July 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to the Fine Arts Librarian Search Committee Chair, and 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

Library Director-- Washington State University Health Sciences, Spokane

posted May 27, 2015, 7:58 AM by Lars Hagelin

The WSU Health Sciences Spokane is now accepting applications for the position of Library Director. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on July 1, 2015.

The required, online application can be found here: www.wsujobs.com

Questions may be sent to the search committee via: Yvonne C. Montoya Zamora at montoyazamora@wsu.edu

Library Director

Position Title: Librarian 3 or 4

Work Location: Spokane, Washington

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications

Position Details: Full-time, 12-month

Application Review Begins: July 1, 2015

Required Applicant Documents: Resume, Cover Letter, Reference Contact Info (for 3 references)

Finalists for this position may be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.

For additional information and application procedures: www.wsujobs.com

Summary of duties: The Director is responsible for ensuring that the library provides service to students, faculty and staff.

Head of Technical Services-- University of Arkansas Libraries

posted May 18, 2015, 5:38 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Arkansas Libraries are seeking a highly experienced and nationally engaged individual to lead the Technical Services Department. The position is responsible for oversight of acquisition, processing, and accessibility of materials for the Libraries’ collections. Reporting to the Director for Collection Management & IT Services, the Head of Technical Services will oversee workflow and engage with new technologies and enhancement opportunities in response to user needs and priorities of the University Libraries. A key objective will be to balance departmental functions with library initiatives and services (digitization, instruction, and research). The department head must foster an environment of effective communication and collaboration with departmental faculty and staff.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; demonstrated interpersonal skills encompassing the ability to interact with a variety of colleagues and levels of staff; ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and create efficiencies; demonstrated ability to promote teamwork, equality, and inclusiveness; and excellent written and oral communication skills.

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 accomplishments in performance, scholarly activity, and professional service to meet criteria for appointment with tenure at the level of Librarian / Professor. A dossier will be required for appointment and hiring.

Qualifications. Required: A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, a minimum of ten years of experience in technical services, five years of supervisory experience in the technical services operation of a comparably-sized academic or research institution, current knowledge of trends and best practices in technical services, and related experience in developing and implementing new ideas in a complex organization. Preferred: Collection development experience, public service experience, and statistical or data analysis experience.

Rank and Salary: Twelve-month faculty appointment with tenure 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 26,000, 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 July 10, 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 http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/6533. When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application, résumé, 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.

Scholarly Communications Librarian-- Texas Tech University Libraries

posted May 13, 2015, 1:07 PM by Lars Hagelin

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Texas Tech University Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative and collaborative individual for the position of Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian.  The successful candidate will work with faculty, staff, and students to convey an understanding of the changing modes of scholarly communication, open access and copyright issues, and scholarly publishing. This tenure-track position reports directly to the Associate Dean of Libraries forOutreach and Information Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Assists the TTU community to share scholarly work and manage the complex copyrights associated with those works and the works of other scholars.
• Builds & sustains connections to university publications as appropriate to establish a continuum of activity from traditional publishing through informal and open channels for scholarly information sharing.
• Assists and promotes publishing and the complimentary hosting of born digital publications and collections
• Works closely with digital preservation colleagues to help with creating and promoting preservation services
• Develops and delivers programming to raise the understanding and expertise of internal and external staff related to scholarly communications, copyright, open access, and scholarly publishing
• Actively outreaches to increase awareness about scholarly communication issues, including altmetricsand promoting ORCID IDs
• Develops and or maintains tools, resources, and education programs related to publishing options, agency specific requirements, author rights, and copyright/fair use concerns
• Implementsmaintains and develops reports / training models using PlumX
• Collaborates with colleagues to build relationships with campus constituents related to scholarly communications
• Assesses scholarly communication efforts, campus needs and impact factors
• Creates reports as requested.
• Develops guidelines, policies, and best practices for the institutional repository and open access initiatives, and advocates for deposit of scholarly content in the repository
• Monitors legislative requirements, practices, and standards pertaining to scholarly communications by government agencies, academic libraries, and interest groups, and disseminates information broadly
• Serves as a key resource for queries on copyright compliance and fair use pertaining to library collections and instruction
• Contributes to the profession’s collective knowledge by engaging ischolarly research activity
• Engages in service to the Libraries, the University and to professional organizations by participating in committee work, projects, and other contributory achievements
• Collaborates with colleagues to create and promote data management services and procedures
• Engages in scholarly pursuits and other professional activities in accordance with Texas Tech Libraries’ standards for promotion and tenure.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. Preferred: Experience with scholarly communications and research. Academic library experience.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The position is a 12-month appointment with a nationally competitive salary.  Librarians and archivists have academic status and are an integral part of the academic teaching and research mission of the University.  Comprehensive benefits include choice of retirement programs, including TIAA-CREF; 12-17 state holidays; developmental leave opportunities; moving allowance; and no state or local income tax.

GENERAL INFORMATION:  Texas Tech University (http://www.ttu.edu/) is a state-supported institution with an enrollment of around 35,000.  It offers a wide range of academic programs in colleges and schools, including graduate, law, and medicine.  Texas Tech is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Greater Western Library Alliance and Texshare. The University Library (http://library.ttu.edu/) has over 2.4 million volumes.  Lubbock has a metropolitan population of over 250,000 and is the regional center for education, agriculture, health care, banking, and business. 

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  To apply for this position, please visit the Texas Tech University Personnel site at: http://www.texastech.edu/careers/. Select Faculty and search for 3906BR. Please fill out the electronic application and attach a cover letter indicating qualifications and interest in the position, current vita, and names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

 

Texas Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, and we consider the needs of dual career couples. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University.

Program Coordinator, Library Administrative Office-- Washington University Libraries

posted May 13, 2015, 12:54 PM by Lars Hagelin

The WSU Libraries are recruiting for a half-time, 12-month, civil service staff Program Coordinator position in the Development area of the Library Administrative Office.  Applications are now being accepted.  A resume and cover letter are required, in addition to the on-line application, and the posting closes on Monday, May 25, 2015.

For more information or to apply, visit the HRS jobs web-site: www.wsujobs.com/

 · Program Coordinator

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist the Libraries’ Development Director in fundraising operations. Duties include: coordinating annual fundraising plans, managing records, processing donor checks and gift transmittal forms, organizing and assisting in the implementation and evaluation of special events. Regular schedule, Monday through Friday, 4 hours per day, with occasional non-traditional hours, which may include evenings and weekends. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.

Assistant/Associate Professor and Information Services, Research, and Health Informatics Librarian-- Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

posted May 13, 2015, 12:27 PM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences (LHS) seeks a talented and innovative librarian to head its Information Services, Research, and Health Informatics Department in Chicago. This is a tenure-system faculty position with research and publication expectations. As a member of the LHS leadership team, thedepartment head contributes to planning and strategic direction for the four LHS sites. The department head manages library programs, services, educational offerings, and collaborations that support the research missions of the UIC Health Sciences Colleges and the UIC Hospital and Health System. This position leads the development of educational and informatics services in LHS and collaborates in University Library wide initiatives in data management. LHS department heads also play a vital role in the leadership and governance of the UIC University Library. The Information Services, Research, and Health Informatics department head fosters discussions and engagement with faculty outside the library, administrative units that promote student success, and a diverse academic community. 

 

The Information Services, Research, and Health Informatics Department is comprised of seven Library faculty members, consisting of the Health Sciences Bibliographer and five liaison librarians; a clinical librariantwo support staff; student assistants; and practicum students. The department faculty operate both as a team and individually employing distinct liaison models in connecting with their respective colleges; and they collaborate with liaisons at the LHS regional sites and across the University Library. Within this collegial environment, the head of the department empowers departmental faculty in their liaison, clinical, and bibliographer roles, and provides the infrastructure and other support for them to develop and advance their research agendas.   

 

The Library of the Health Sciences supports UIC programs in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health professions, public health, and doctoral programs in basic and clinical sciences, several that have regional programs in Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield, and Urbana. The Library also serves as the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, and is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States.  The Information Services, Research, and Health Informatics Department collaborates with the Greater Midwest Region and the GMR Outreach Libraries in developing outreach activities in the Chicago area and beyond.  

 

The department head reports directly to the Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences and Associate Dean. Rank is dependent on the candidate’s record of scholarship. 

 

 

Specific Responsibilities:

• Provide strategic direction for the department and develop departmental plans, priorities, and goals in consultation with departmental faculty, departmental peers, and the LHS leadership team.
• Direct, manage, and assess research and information services, liaison, outreach, and informatics programs conducted by the department.
• Lead the implementation of departmental and Library initiatives.  
• Identify emerging technological trends and facilitate the efficient implementation of selected technologies.
• Supervise, evaluate, and mentor departmental faculty and staff.
• Foster the effectiveness of the department faculty in achieving their research, service, librarianship, and teaching goals. 
• Lead and support library liaison work in instruction, research consultations, and collection development.
• Foster effective working relationships and positive communications among Library faculty and staff; colleagues in the Health Sciences Colleges and the UIC Hospital and Health System; and UIC students, faculty, and staff.
• Promote the expertise, services, and resources of the library, and support the development of seminars, workshops, and other educational offerings.
• As a tenure-system faculty member, exhibit continued progress toward the library’s norms, expectations and standards of excellence in research and scholarship.
• Represent the Information Services, Research, and Health Informaticsdepartment on LHS and University Library administrative teams and serve on University Library faculty and governance committees. 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school program.
• Five or more years of progressively responsible leadership experience in an academic research environment.
• Three or more years of successful supervision of professional staff.
• Demonstrated leadership in developing, implementing, and completing initiatives/projects that are devoted to improving the user experience.
• Competency in health sciences reference, instruction, and collection development. 
• Demonstrated familiarity with health informatics.
• A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries in serving user needs. 
• Demonstrated knowledge and successful experimentation with technology. 
• Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills, contributing to a collaborative environment that empowers others to excel.
• Understanding of emerging trends within academic and health sciences librarianship, informatics, and scholarly communications.
• Evidence of ability to meet university standards in publication and professional service commensurate with appointment as a tenure-system faculty member. 

 

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

• Master’s degree or other advanced degree with an emphasis in information science, a health sciences field, or informatics.
• Academic background in the health sciences.
• Member of the Academy of Health and Information Professionals (AHIP).
• Experience with clinical librarianship.
• Experience with licensing electronic resources.
• Successful grant proposal development and implementation.
• Record of scholarly publication.

 

Salary/Rank/Contract:

 

• Salary and rank dependent upon qualifications and experience.
• Twelve month appointment with 24 days vacation.
• Twelve days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits. 
• Eleven paid holidays.
• Medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary).
• Life insurance paid by the State
• Two dental plans available.
• Participation in one of the retirement options of the State Universities Retirement System.
• No Social Security coverage, but Medicare payment required.

 

For fullest consideration, apply by April 29, 2015 with cover letter, supporting resume and name and address of at least three references. The closing date is May 8, 2015. All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.eduTo apply, please click on the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=51201.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution/employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.

Acquisitions & Collections Maintenance Unit Manager-- Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP)

posted May 6, 2015, 4:56 PM by Lars Hagelin

Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) seeks a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to join the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing Department. Reporting to the Director of the department, the librarian uses his/her knowledge of current and emerging trends to oversee the evaluation, management, and promotion of a wide range of electronic and physical resources. In close collaboration with personnel from other library units, the incumbent coordinates support for the acquisition, processing, and maintenance of physical and electronic resources; is responsible for the daily operations related to licensing, negotiation, and tracking the acquisition process for electronic resources; facilitates communication and coordinates activities with other library units; and acts as liaison with other libraries, consortial groups, vendors, and patrons. The anticipated starting salary will be $50,000-$55,000.

Learn more about Oregon State University and Oregon State University Libraries and Press.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 4th, 2015. The full announcement, job requirements, and application instructions are available at: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu. Look for posting #0014686.

OSU is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Digital Scholarship Librarian (2)-- Kansas State University Libraries

posted May 5, 2015, 6:03 AM by Lars Hagelin

K-State Libraries invite applications and nominations for two Digital Scholarship Librarians. To support the university’s goal of becoming a top-50 public research university by 2025, these positions will work collaboratively to grow the center’s publishing, copyright, and data services; support the institutional repository, K-State Research Exchange (K-REx), and online publishing imprint, New Prairie Press (NPP); engage campus content providers; and provide education and guidance on digital scholarship. These are forward-thinking, innovative roles for individuals with a desire to excel in a range of cutting-edge digital scholarship initiatives, including building and managing born-digital or digitized content; advocating for open access (OA); and identifying opportunities to support the research and publication lifecycle. We are seeking individuals with knowledge of contemporary digital library standards for all formats.

These are full-time tenure track positions, and the candidates must have a commitment to scholarly/creative activities and professional service necessary for pursuing tenure at K-State Libraries. These positions report to the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship.

Main Responsibilities
  • Work independently and collaboratively with colleagues to meet current digital scholarship demands and discover future campus needs related to the creation and dissemination of digital scholarship, engaging library staff experts in projects as appropriate. 
  • Initiate, build and nurture excellent relationships with a diverse community within the university, as well as external partners, in support of digital scholarship services. 
  • Develop or propose new workflows and tools to support effective, innovative and sustainable digital scholarship. Upon implementation review and evaluate impact of changes. 
  • Stay abreast of emerging, innovative trends and technologies, standards, publishing models, digital scholarship developments and related legislative initiatives and evaluate their adaptation to improve the local environment. 
  • Through face-to-face and virtual environments, provide outreach, education, workshops, promotion, and consultations to the campus community about copyright/fair use, authors' rights, K-REx, NPP, publishing, OA, and other digital scholarship topics. 
Required Qualifications
  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution at the time of appointment, OR an advanced terminal degree in an appropriate discipline with relevant digital scholarship experience. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, particularly the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of users in individual and group settings. 
  • Experience with or working knowledge of Excel, XML, and HTML. 
  • Familiarity with current publishing, data, and authors’ rights and copyright issues. 
  • Coursework or experience with digital scholarship. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with an IR, LMS, or CMS (e.g., D-Space, Digital Commons, ePrints). 
  • Familiarity with the curation of various formats (e.g., text, data sets, media, images). 
  • Experience or working knowledge of protocols and standards (e.g., DC, MODS). 
  • Experience managing or developing user interfaces. 
  • Experience with post-completion project review and assessments. 
  • Experience working in an academic library. 
Our Community

Affectionately nicknamed “The Little Apple,” Manhattan is an up-and-coming community located in the charming Flint Hills region of Kansas. It was named "One of the Best Places to Live / Top 25 Best Commuting Times" by Money Magazine and one of the "50 Best Places to Live" by Men's Journal. Forbes Magazine rated Manhattan #1 for "Best Small Communities for a Business and Career." It is a great place to enjoy Big XII sports, wonderful restaurants, superb outdoor recreation, and ever-growing shopping choices. Manhattan, with a highly regarded public school system, is widely considered to be a fantastic place to raise a family. Manhattan High School is rated in top 5% of high schools in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine. It is situated just off Interstate 70, less than two hours west of Kansas City. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_epobzfQDo

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 file:
  • A letter of application, applying 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 (CV) 
  • Names and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three references to libhr@k-state.edu, attention Kim Piper. Please include “CADS” in the subject line. 
Deadline for applying is June 5, 2015.

Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Background check required.

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