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Humanities Librarian for the Fine Arts (Librarian I or II)-- University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

posted Jul 21, 2016, 4:54 AM by Lars Hagelin

Purpose of position: Provide strategic approaches to selection, teaching, discovery, and delivery of digital and print information resources and research life cycle support for Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts' various design centers, Bridging Disciplines Program in Digital Arts and Media, and other disciplines.

Essential functions: Provide reference assistance using appropriate media in all venues and channels, including individual and small group research consultation, and staffing of the Ask a Librarian virtual and in-person reference services. Manage collections in support of relevant curricula and research, with materials in any and all formats including streaming video. Develop content for subject-based web pages. Provide outreach to faculty and administration in subject departments to convey information about research consultation, collections and research lifecycle support services. Collaborate with faculty to achieve information literacy learning outcomes in course-specific ways, including providing instruction sessions and assignments, research guides, and/or tutorials. Provide marketing and assessment of library services. Engage in fundraising, development and outreach programs, such as exhibits and events. Collaborate with major art collections on campus including the Benson Latin American Collection, the Blanton Museum, the Harry Ransom Center, Landmarks, the Warfield Center, and the Visual Arts Center. The position will work closely with FAL staff on departmental initiatives, take on additional subject areas as needed, actively participate in UT Libraries and other local committee and project team efforts, as well as pertinent professional organizations and staff development opportunities.

Librarian I required qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with the Fine Arts. Experience engaging with faculty on library issues and/or learning objectives. Experience with digital humanities tools and methodologies. Strong understanding of approaches to and trends in assessment of academic library resources and services. Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within the arts and humanities. Evidence of a strong commitment to user-centered services. Experience using and teaching a range of academic electronic information resources. Demonstrated excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Proven ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a changing environment. Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership. Evidence of active involvement in professional or scholarly associations.

Librarian I preferred qualifications: Master's degree in art or art history. Experience with modern European or Asian languages. Successful professional library experience with responsibility for Fine Arts. Experience providing in-depth research consultation services in an academic environment. Experience with alternative art practices such as zine culture or artist books. Two years of experience providing library instruction to college-level students, faculty, and staff. Experience collaborating with faculty on instruction or outreach projects. Experience using new and emerging technologies for public service and instruction in an academic library setting. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Experience in development. Experience grant writing. Supervisory experience. Evidence of problem solving skills. Experience related to the essential functions. Proven ability to be flexible in work assignments and environments.

Librarian II required qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Two years of relevant Subject Liaison Librarian experience in the Fine Arts. Experience providing in-depth research consultation services in an academic environment. Demonstrated experience collaborating with faculty to achieve and assess information literacy learning outcomes in course-specific ways. Experience with digital humanities tools and methodologies. Strong understanding of approaches to and trends in assessment of academic library resources and services. Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within the arts and humanities. Evidence of a strong commitment to user-centered services. Demonstrated excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Proven ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a changing environment. Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership. Evidence of active involvement in professional or scholarly associations.

Librarian II preferred qualifications: Master's degree in art or art history. Experience with modern European or Asian languages. Two to four years of successful professional library experience with responsibility for Fine Arts. Experience with alternative art practices such as zine culture or artist books. Two years of experience providing library instruction to college-level students, faculty, and staff. Experience using and teaching a range of academic electronic information resources. Experience collaborating with faculty on instruction or outreach projects. Experience using new and emerging technologies for public service and instruction in an academic library setting. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Experience in development. Experience grant writing. Supervisory experience. Evidence of problem solving skills. Experience related to the essential functions. Proven ability to be flexible in work assignments and environments.

Salary and benefits: $49,992 annually, or more, depending on qualifications and experience. No state or local income tax. Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical and HMO plans, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.

Applicant instructions: To view the full job postings and to apply, please go through the UT Austin Job Search:

Librarian I, job posting #16-07-18-01-0088
https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160718010088

Librarian II, job posting #16-07-15-01-0086
https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160715010086

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Associate Dean for Special Collections and Archives-- Utah State University Libraries

posted Jul 18, 2016, 5:19 AM by Lars Hagelin

Utah State University Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative and highly motivated Associate Dean (AD) to lead a newly restructured Special Collections and Archives Division. The primary responsibilities of the position are to provide leadership and direction for the departments of Special Collections and Archives, Digital Initiatives, and Government Documents within the broader context of the University Libraries’ and the campus’ strategic plans and goals. The incumbent will report to the Dean of Libraries and serve on the Libraries Executive Council, the senior leadership, policy and management team.

The successful candidate will work with the Division and other library departments to create extraordinary user experiences with the Division’s preeminent manuscript, photographic, book, government document, university archives, digital, and institutional repository collections. The incumbent will oversee a rich program of research and instructional services, providing outreach via reference and consultation services, course-integrated curriculum development, exhibition development, and other programming opportunities. The AD will be a leader in the Libraries digital and physical preservation committees. The AD will develop and implement strategies for collection development for both the physical and digital collections. In addition to the primary responsibilities, the successful candidate will work to develop external funding, through monetary donations, in-kind gifts and grant funding.

Collections: USU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Division is primarily focused on regional, Utah, western, and environmental history. The collections consist of a rich array of primary source material including 18,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 500,000 photographic images, and university archives dating back to the 1880s. USU also serves as the regional depository for federal government documents for the State of Utah. The Division’s book collections include regional history, the Library’s rare books, art books, and modern poetry collections, with a particular strength in Beat poetry. In addition, the Division’s Digital Initiatives Department hosts premier examples from Special Collections – including staff and student curated exhibits -- and the Institutional Repository, featuring over 50,000 items representing faculty and student scholarship.

Required:
  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or another appropriate field 
  • Ability to articulate a coherent vision for Special Collections and Archives as they relate to the research and teaching mission of a land grant institution in the 21st century 
  • Experience working with special collections, digital collections, archives and related collections 
  • Ability to work in a changing, collaborative and inclusive environment that values the benefits of diverse perspectives 
  • Experience with donor relations in both fundraising and gift acquisition 
  • Demonstrated experience managing and motivating individuals at a variety of levels including faculty, professional, and non-exempt staff 
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills 
  • Experience developing partnerships with academic departments, state and regional agencies, and library consortia · Experience with project management as it relates to digitization projects, including selection, copyright, pre-project planning, scanning, metadata, digital asset management, final review, and final digital display
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital and physical preservation issues
  • Experience with collaborative projects to develop outreach opportunities and programs that showcase special collections and digital materials and enhance their curricular and scholarly use
  • Understanding of issues surrounding open access and copyright as they apply to institutional repositories
  • Active scholarship and professional service sufficient for appointment at the Associate or Librarian level 
Preferred:
  • Additional advanced degree in a relevant field
  • Experience with budget management 
  • Knowledge of government documents 
  • Experience with grant funding
  • Familiarity with digital and scholarly publishing industry 
  • Familiarity with data management services
Salary: $90,000 minimum depending on experience, plus excellent benefits. Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package including medical and dental with a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 22 days/year vacation.

To apply, go to the Job Quick Link: https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=1571

Assistant Director for Delivery Services-- Baylor University Libraries

posted Jul 18, 2016, 5:15 AM by Lars Hagelin

Baylor University

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 discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris. (baylor.edu/profuturis/).

Baylor seeks to fill the following Academic Professional faculty position within the University Libraries:

Assistant Director for Delivery Services

Baylor University Libraries seek an innovative and service-orientated professional who will actively engage in the evolving collection management, acquisitions, and delivery workflows in order to support Baylor’s commitment to student success and compelling scholarship. The Assistant Director for Delivery Services will provide leadership for the Acquire and Deliver, Stacks Management, and Continuations teams. This position will be primarily responsible for managing the electronic resources selection and acquisition processes.

Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum of 3 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 Ken Carriveau, Chair, Asst. Dir. for Delivery Services Search Comm., at Kenneth_Carriveau@baylor.edu. To ensure full consideration, your application must be completed by August 15, 2016. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To learn more about the Baylor University Libraries and Baylor University, please visit us online at baylor.edu/lib andbaylor.edu.

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 criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor and Circulation Librarian-- University of Illinois at Chicago, University Library

posted Jul 15, 2016, 5:16 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University Library of the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks an energetic and knowledgeable librarian to lead our reconfigured Circulation Department. The Circulation Department manages circulation operations, entry desks, overnight services, course reserves, and interlibrary loan for the Richard J. Daley Library.

The Circulation Librarian will provide strategic leadership and management of the department (currently 20 FTE staff positions and numerous student employees). He/she will be a vital part of the Library’s management team and will work with colleagues throughout the library to provide excellent services to our students, faculty, and staff.

The University Library

The University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago supports the teaching, research and service mission of the university. It serves an urban campus of more than 29,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff as well as the Chicago metropolitan area and the State of Illinois. The Library is part of the statewide CARLI consortial integrated library system.

The Richard J. Daley Library serves as the main library on the east side of the UIC campus. Collections cover the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and engineering.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide strategic leadership to the Circulation department, including setting, implementing and assessing goals and objectives for the department. 
  • Provide oversight and expertise relating to circulation of library materials, processing and handling of reserve requests, interlibrary loan, overnight building management, and other circulation activities 
  • Hire, train, and supervise departmental personnel and lead them in providing quality services to users 
  • Serve as a member of the Library's management team 
  • Monitor operations related to building security and maintenance, including coordination with Library and Security staff in emergency situations. 
  • Promote and advance UIC’s participation in resource sharing consortia such as CARLI and GWLA to maximize the benefits to the UIC community 
  • Play a leadership role in collaborative development of library policies and procedures, coordinating with staff at Library of the Health Sciences sites 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master’s degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association 
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible professional experience 
  • Evidence of successful supervision of faculty and/or staff. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to work effectively with Library and campus colleagues. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and inclusiveness in the Library and the academic community. 
  • Strong organizational, leadership and relationship building skills. 
  • Keen analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to meet University standards in research, publication and professional service commensurate with appointment as a clinical faculty member. 
ADDITIONAL DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Work experience in an academic library 
  • Experience managing library circulation functions using an integrated library system 
SALARY/RANK/CONTRACT:

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The minimum salary is $60,000. This is a twelve month clinical faculty appointment; 24 days of vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical and dental insurance (with employee contribution); participation in one of the retirement options of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory. For further description of benefits see https://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu/cf/benefits/

Please apply with cover letter, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references. For fullest consideration apply by August 1, 2016. The position close date is August 15, 2016.

All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu. To apply, click on the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=67797&job=clinical-assistant-associate-professor-and-circulation-librarian

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

Library Technician III, Access Services Supervisor-- Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO)

posted Jul 14, 2016, 4:24 AM by Lars Hagelin

Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO is seeking applicants for the position of a Library Technician III Access Services Supervisor, FT year round with benefits. EEO. For detailed job information including minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, conditions of employment and access to the online application, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/1480472/fort-lewis-college-library-technician-iii-access-services-supervisor.

Library and Archives Paraprofessional 2 (Half-Time)-- Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA

posted Jul 11, 2016, 8:01 AM by Lars Hagelin

The primary responsibility of this position is to respond to and assist patrons, lead/train temporary employees, assist in processing damaged items for shipment to mending unit, marking, etc., monitor patron lockers, and perform ILL functions. The hours for this position are Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm, Monday 8:00am-noon, and Friday and Saturday 4:00pm-8:00pm. Schedule will vary during academic breaks.

Required Qualifications:

High school graduation or equivalent and three years’ experience in the functional operations of a library including one year beyond the entry level, or an associate degree in library technology from an accredited program and one year of technical experience in the functional operations of a library. Must be able to work regularly scheduled hours: Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm, Monday, 8 am to noon, and Friday and Saturday, 4pm to 8pm.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
To apply, visit: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/26311

Position closes July 31, 2016.

Ilwaco Library Manager-– Timberland Regional Library (WA)

posted Jul 11, 2016, 7:57 AM by Lars Hagelin

The Ilwaco Library Manager will plan, coordinate and manage the operations, programs, services, and staff of a small library facility within Timberland Regional Library. TRL is a five-county library system, comprised of 27 libraries. We are seeking someone with skills in leadership, team-building, staff management, and the ability to provide quality customer service. If you love working with youth and teens and working in partnership with community groups, this may be the job for you! A Master's degree in Library Science is preferred, and two years management experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional details and application instructions available at www.trl.org.

Closing date: August 7, 2016

Chehalis Library Manager-– Timberland Regional Library (WA)

posted Jul 11, 2016, 7:56 AM by Lars Hagelin

The Chehalis Library Manager will plan, coordinate, and manage the operations, programs, services and personnel of a medium-size library branch for Timberland Regional Library. TRL is a five-county library system, comprised of 27 libraries. We are seeking an innovative and community-oriented team player to lead a staff of eight. The historic city of Chehalis, WA offers a variety of big city services in a small town atmosphere and is located a half hour south from the Capitol City of Olympia. Requires a Master's Degree in Library Science, and three years library management experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional details and application instructions available at www.trl.org.

Closing date: August 7, 2016

Head, Science Libraries-- University of Oregon Libraries

posted Jul 11, 2016, 7:48 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Oregon Libraries are actively recruiting for the position of Head, Science Libraries. 

This is a fixed-term 1.0 FTE position and is responsible for the administration and management of three branch libraries within the UO Libraries at the University of Oregon: the Price Science Commons & Research Library (PSC), the Mathematics Library, and the Lloyd & Dorothy Rippey Library at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Library. The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Library/Information Science/Studies from an ALA-accredited program, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated supervisory experience. 

The UO is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. 

For a full job posting and information on how to apply, please visit http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?id=5591.

Electronic Resources Acquisitions and Licensing Librarian-- Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library

posted Jul 11, 2016, 7:46 AM by Lars Hagelin

Lead the transition to electronic access and delivery.

The Electronic Resources Acquisitions and Licensing Librarian plays a key role in developing collection development strategy and negotiating student and faculty access rights to thousands of electronic resources.

Benefits include support for research, presenting, and publishing along with vacation, insurance, retirement savings, and appreciation for work-life balance. This is a continuing faculty status track position (equivalent of tenure) in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. BYU is located in Provo, Utah with easy access to a wide variety of recreational opportunities, sports and cultural events.

Brigham Young University (BYU) is a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church.

For complete job announcement and to apply go to: https://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/10389

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2016.

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