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Scholarly Engagement Strategist-- Oklahoma State University Library

posted by Lars Hagelin

The Scholarly Engagement Strategist, will provide leadership and education in designing and defining strategies and services that support faculty and researchers in measuring their research impact and exercising their publishing options, strengthen the Library’s existing relationships with local and national partners, and develop best practices, programs, and services in this area. Additionally, you will participate in liaison activities for assigned departments, matched with your strengths.

The Oklahoma State University Library seeks creative librarians with a passion for learning and teaching who are eager to drive their own projects, innovate, and tackle challenges head on. Library faculty are actively engaged in the OSU academic research lifecycle and develop strong collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and partners.

Required Qualifications
  • ALA-MLIS or master’s in related discipline 
  • Three years of experience with scholarly communication, copyright, intellectual property and fair use issues 
  • Knowledge of issues, trends, and current applications of digital scholarship, copyright, author rights, open data, and related areas 
  • Commitment to working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues within and outside the department. 
A successful Scholarly Engagement Strategist will possess strong organizational and leadership skills; excellent communication ability; collegiality and excellent interpersonal skills; and an appreciation for diverse constituencies.

You will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous holiday schedule and leave accrual. You will be offered start-up funding for research or travel, have access to a full communication team to help develop and deliver your message, and have the flexibility to cultivate programming from the ground up.

Application review begins August 9, 2017, and continues until position is filled. For consideration of your application materials, you should apply through the University’s website at https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=8&c=okstate

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer

Digital Services Librarian-- Meridian Library District (Idaho)

posted by Lars Hagelin

*Position description pending board approval

Are you looking for a librarian role that primarily supports library resources in a virtual space? Be part of a transformational library committed to connecting the community to new and creative resources in meaningful ways. Meridian Library District serves 85,000 residents through two branches, bookmobile, an emerging technology branch (unBound), and online services. Meridian Library District’s unBound location was featured on the cover of Library Journal in February 2017.

This full-time Digital Services Librarian position:
  • Oversees the District's digital content including maintaining the visual appearance, organization, and accessibility of all library resources online (databases, electronic materials, and the external website)
  • Acts as a liaison between staff and website vendor
  • Develops strategies and processes for managing the District’s digital content
  • Instructs and trains staff around management of digital content (records, digital files, intranet, and network drives)
Number of Hours: 40 hours per week or based on business need

Benefits: Eligible for a competitive benefits package including generous paid time-off and 100% employer paid monthly health insurance premium for employee Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage with the option to add dependents and spouse at reasonable, low cost rates. For a full description of the benefits associated with this position, download the PDF here.

View the full job posting at http://www.mld.org/employment. Ready to Apply? Click Here!Position Close Date: Open Until Further Notice

Why Idaho? Meridian, ID was named by 24/7 Wall St. as America's #2 best places to live in the U.S. in October 2016. Idaho is a great and safe place to raise a family and has easy access to a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

Original/Special Collections Cataloger-- J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

posted Jul 21, 2017, 4:19 AM by Lars Hagelin

JOB CODE: Assistant or Associate Librarian
FULL CONSIDERATION: August 14, 2017
POSTING LINK: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/66384

Brief Description

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an energetic and experienced professional for the position of Original / Special Collections Cataloger. This position offers an excellent opportunity to work with committed and knowledgeable colleagues who are dedicated to making scholarly resources available to a vibrant community of students, faculty, and researchers. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Special Collections and working closely with curators from the Division of Special Collections, particularly the Rare Books and Print & Journal departments, the successful candidate will:
  • Take primary responsibility for providing access to new acquisitions and legacy collections in monographs, maps, serials, and ephemera from Special Collections departments; 
  • Provide original catalog records for Rare material, and catalog or train staff and faculty in copy cataloging in all formats, physical and digital; 
  • Help to coordinate and organize workflows to ensure prompt and efficient access to recently purchased or donated materials; 
  • Participate with colleagues in relevant Special Collections and Collection Management departments in updating policies and procedures to reflect current best practices in Special Collections cataloging; 
  • Ensure compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, DCRM(B), LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC cataloging practices, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards; 
  • Maintain an awareness of and engagement with national and international trends and developments in cataloging and metadata standards, bibliographic and authority control, and knowledge management, and take an active role in the local implementation of these practices; 
  • Participate in special projects as needed; 
  • Facilitate collaboration within and external to the unit to ensure the most efficient and appropriate standards and best practices are used in making physical, electronic, and digital materials discoverable. 
While this position focuses primarily on cataloging, all faculty librarians serve the needs of University faculty, staff, and students along with members of the local community. Work across organizational lines is encouraged to support and strengthen all services in the Marriott Library. The Original / Special Collections Cataloger will assist with implementing the Marriott Library’s Strategic Directions and is expected to remain professionally active through participation in appropriate professional societies and a robust research and publication program. 

Required qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, or the equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience working in an academic library; 
  • Professional experience with cataloging or metadata, with a significant track record in cataloging rare, antiquarian, or unique printed and manuscript material; 
  • Significant knowledge of and ability to apply the following cataloging tools: RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Library of Congress classification (LCC), and MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority data; 
  • Experience cataloging a variety of bibliographical formats; 
  • Evidence of leadership, organizational, and project management skills; 
  • Ability to make decisions independently and work with initiative within the framework of departmental and Library policies and goals; 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in cooperation with colleagues in a service-oriented, collaborative environment; 
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population; 
  • Capacity to thrive in the fast-paced, future-oriented environment of a research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, showing agility and flexibility; 
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of an academic Library; 
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law (http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-130.html). 
Desired qualifications:
  • Familiarity and working experience with rare, antiquarian, and distinctive printed material, ranging from books and documents from the handpress period to twenty-first century zines and artists’ books; 
  • At least four years of professional experience with primary focus on original cataloging or metadata; 
  • Knowledge of standards relevant to original and rare book cataloging, particularly Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books) – DCRM(B); 
  • Fluency in bibliographical concepts necessary to distinguish editions, impressions, issues, and states of a given printed title; 
  • Knowledge of book transcription, collation, and discipline standards in copy-specific physical description; 
  • Willingness to pursue additional training and professional development activities, such as workshops in rare book cataloging or book history; 
  • Advanced knowledge of the Alma system; 
  • Experience in performing name, series, and subject authority work; 
  • Demonstrated project management experience; 
  • Strong knowledge of computer technology; 
  • Reading, writing, or speaking skills in additional languages, with priority given to Latin, French, Italian, or German; 
  • Evidence of active participation and involvement in professional and scholarly associations and a record of scholarly engagement, typically demonstrated through publications and presentations, and commitment to professional issues and involvement. Appointment at the Associate Librarian level will require sufficient experience and professional accomplishment to qualify for tenure at time of appointment. 
Compensation: $53,000-$60,000 dependent on qualifications, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% retirement contribution to TIAA-CREF/Fidelity, medical and dental coverage, and generous paid sick and vacation time.

Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by August 14, 2017,

Collection Development and Serials Librarian-- J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

posted Jul 21, 2017, 4:14 AM by Lars Hagelin

FULL CONSIDERATION: 8/7/2017
POSTING LINK: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/66368

Brief Description:

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and productive professional for the position of Collection Development and Serials Librarian. This is an excellent opportunity to work with collaborative colleagues who are acquiring and making available scholarly resources for a thriving community of students, faculty, and researchers. Reporting to the Head of Collection Management, the Collection Development and Serials Librarian helps coordinate collection development activities and is responsible for overseeing serials resources, both electronic and print. The successful candidate will have a key leadership role in ensuring access to information for teaching and scholarship, and will:
  • Use their knowledge to select, acquire and make accessible the journals, databases, books and other media needed by the community. 
  • Work collaboratively with others in Collection Management on implementation and management of acquisition programs and projects. 
  • Work collaboratively with others to monitor budgets, and to order, receive, and correctly process materials. 
  • Function as a steward of the entire collection and make general collection management decisions. 
  • Serve as a primary collection development contact for librarians, library staff, patrons, faculty, other libraries, and vendors. 
  • Prepare assessments, estimates and reports for selectors, faculty, and administrators. 
While this position focuses primarily on collection management, all faculty librarians serve the needs of University faculty, staff, and students. Work across organizational lines is encouraged to support and strengthen all services in the Marriott Library. This position may participate as a library liaison to one or more academic departments. The Collection Development and Serials Librarian will assist with implementing the Marriott Library’s Strategic Directions and will be expected to be professionally active through participation in appropriate professional societies and through research and publication.

Required qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS OR the equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience working in an academic library. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of an academic Library. 
  • Demonstrated ability in collection development and knowledge of scholarly publishing practices and trends. 
  • Ability to manage budgets and projects. 
  • Demonstrated analytical skills with proficiency in Microsoft Excel and experience using quantitative and/or qualitative data to inform rational decision-making. 
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently, and to promote teamwork among colleagues. 
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative in order to accomplish departmental, library, and institutional goals. 
  • Excellent written and verbal skills and strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population. 
  • Capacity to thrive in the fast-paced, future-oriented environment of a research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. 
  • Evidence of active participation and involvement in professional and scholarly associations and a record of scholarly engagement, typically demonstrated through publications and presentations, and commitment to professional issues and involvement. 
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law (http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-130.html). 
Desired qualifications:
  • Reading, writing, or speaking skills in a second language. 
  • Two years of experience working with serials collections. 
Compensation: $53,000-$60,000 dependent on qualifications, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% retirement contribution to TIAA-CREF/Fidelity, medical and dental coverage, and generous paid sick and vacation time.

Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by August 7, 2017.

Library Specialist, Senior-- Content, Access and Delivery Services, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University

posted Jul 20, 2017, 1:22 PM by Lars Hagelin

Special Information

Only complete applications will be considered. Application must include an attachment that contains: (1) a cover letter highlighting your qualifications for this position; (2) a resume; and (3) names and contact information for three professional references. Please save and submit all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document.

Job Description

This position contributes to Content, Access and Delivery Services with primary responsibilities involving digitization of print materials, digital capture of audio and video content, and management of the Print Reserves collection. The position supervises student employees’ production work in the unit. The position reports to the Course Reserves Digital Media Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Student Supervision: Hire and directly supervise 3-4 student employees, including conducting performance evaluations. Create effective training and documentation to ensure student employees’ understanding of Course Reserves processes. Oversee quality assurance efforts to ensure Course Reserves materials meet quality and accessibility standards. 
  • Electronic Reserves and Streaming Media: Use software and hardware to convert library-owned and other content into formats that can be used in NAU courses. Use library tools and systems to find articles, media and other requested resources. As needed, borrow materials from other institutions. Use OCR software to prepare documents for use in online courses. Use digitization technologies to create streaming media files. Deliver content through Blackboard Learn and Kaltura Video Platform. Manage workflows and track requests. 
  • Print Reserves: Create course reading lists and attach item records in the library services platform. De-process Print Reserves and return faculty/department-owned items at the end of each semester. Maintain accurate records of all materials on the Print Reserves shelves. 
  • Communication: Manage department emails and phones during regular business hours. Respond to faculty requests and issues in a timely and professional manner. Contact appropriate departments for troubleshooting assistance as needed. 
  • Shared Resources: Oversee local repositories of streaming video and Electronic Reserves files. Use strong metadata to describe files for tracking and discovery purposes. Support the use of licensed resources in Blackboard Learn and other NAU and CCC Learning Management Systems. Promote the use of Open Educational Resources to accommodate unfilled requests. 
  • User Services: Provide direct user service either at the Main Service Desk or by responding to user questions through Chat, including questions and concerns from students, faculty, staff and guest users. Demonstrate flexibility, good judgment, a commitment to excellence in customer service, and a comprehensive understanding of Cline Library services, policies, and operations. 
  • Other: Participate in cross-training and provide back-up and support for other positions. Proactively assess, prioritize, coordinate and communicate to accomplish unit needs. Participate in the cross-training and supervision of student employees. Perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to participation in a variety of Library projects and initiatives. 
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree AND two years progressively responsible related library experience; OR, 
  • Six years progressively responsible library, information center, or related work experience; OR, 
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with digitization of print and media materials. 
  • Experience working in Blackboard Learn or other Learning Management Systems. 
  • Experience with library systems such as Ex Libris, OCLC, and ILLiad. 
  • Experience implementing technical systems or working with emerging technologies. 
  • Experience generating content accessible to users with disabilities. 
  • Experience applying copyright best practices to duplicate protected materials. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Experience managing projects or services including directing and evaluating others’ work. 
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively and collegially with people from a diverse and inclusive community. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to outstanding customer service in a user-centered environment. 
  • Demonstrated flexibility in adapting to changing technologies, workflows and responsibilities. 
  • Attention to detail and ability to proofread work for accuracy and consistency. 
  • Evidence of excellent planning, organizational and time management skills. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems. 
  • Experience managing data and digital files. 
  • Experience documenting workflows and procedures. 
Salary

The starting salary range for this position is $38,186 to $40,186.

The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Head, Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library-- University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

posted Jul 20, 2017, 6:17 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries are looking for a creative, dynamic librarian who understands the information needs of scientists as well as the ongoing evolution of library roles and services. The successful candidate for the Branch Head of the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library is an innovative, collaborative, and forward-thinking librarian with a background in the sciences. The Branch Head leads a team of faculty and staff and is responsible for aligning branch library services and collections with the information needs of the Department of Geological Sciences, the Department of Geography, the Environmental Studies Program, as well as a system of world-class research institutes and centers. CU Boulder’s Geosciences program is ranked 2nd in the world by U.S. News and World Report. This individual works collaboratively to provide, promote, manage, and evaluate library services, resources, and collections, and understands the research culture, data needs, and publication trends in the earth and environmental sciences.

The Branch Head reports to the Faculty Director of Sciences. Collectively, the Sciences Department initiates and advances departmental missions and objectives. These include developing student-centered learning opportunities, advancing the role of libraries as communal spaces for their disciplines, advocating for change in scholarly communication, raising awareness of contemporary research data issues, and building collections that are responsive to user needs. The Branch Head is a vital member of the team of science librarians that supports the teaching and research in the College of Arts & Sciences as well as several research institutes and centers.

The Branch Head manages one librarian, four staff members, and over a dozen student assistants. The successful candidate provides strategic guidance and direction for the unit, promotes leadership at different levels, cultivates an environment of inclusive excellence, and ensures quality user experiences. This individual also serves as liaison to the Department of Geological Sciences. A significant part of the responsibilities of this position includes research, creative work, and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library program; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge with the research culture of science, including scholarly communication, publishing trends, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers; 
  • Professional experience in an academic library or similar setting; 
  • Experience in management, supervision, or leadership 
  • Evidence of building effective working relationships with colleagues and other organizational partners 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to work independently and collegially in a collaborative environment with faculty, staff, and students from culturally diverse backgrounds; 
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for a community of diversity and inclusion; 
  • Awareness of the changing role of academic libraries in higher education and an ability to envision innovative and creative methods of integrating and employing digital technologies; 
  • Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service. 
Desirable Qualifications

Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:
  • Coursework or degree with concentration in earth sciences or related disciplines and/or significant experience within a library focusing on these disciplines; 
  • Demonstrated understanding of data literacy and research competencies in the sciences; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience working with print and digital map collections; 
  • Experience conducting constituent needs analyses; 
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and organizational skills; 
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and manage competing priorities; 
  • Achievement in research and creative work and professional service. 
Appointment and Salary:

Successful candidates will be appointed as full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty members. Depending on professional experience, appointment will be at the assistant professor or associate professor level. The minimum starting salary is $65,000. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by August 9, 2017, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 10272) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU. The full position description can be viewed at http://www.colorado.edu/libraries/jobs-opportunities

Direct Link to Apply: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=10272&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WWZXMZSrQV0.mailto

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu. In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

About the University and Libraries:

As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.

Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank. The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

About Boulder, Colorado:

Boulder and the surrounding area is known as one of the best places to live because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere. At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest. Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space and trails.

Director, Cataloging and Metadata Services-- University of Washington Libraries

posted Jul 20, 2017, 6:14 AM by Lars Hagelin

LOCATION: Seattle

THE LIBRARIES

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

CATALOGING AND METADATA SERVICES

Cataloging and Metadata Services (CAMS) is one of four departments in the Collections & Content portfolio of the University of Washington Libraries. The department has 31 members: 20 classified staff and 11 librarians organized in five units. The Libraries uses the OCLC bibliographic utility, a consortial implementation of the Alma Library Management System, and the Primo discovery system. CAMS catalogs monographs, serials, and integrating resources in all formats and subjects and in numerous languages according to national cataloging standards. CAMS plays the leading role in setting cataloging policy in conjunction with other UW Libraries units. It provides subject analysis and authority work for digital collections and electronic theses and dissertations on multiple platforms. It leads the development of non-MARC metadata standards and applications within the Libraries, and offers various metadata services across campus as needed. CAMS also assumes local responsibility for the Resource Management module of the Alma shared library system.

UW Libraries is active in all four programs of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, and SACO), and has consistently been one of the largest contributors of new LC subject, genre/form, and demographic group authority records. CAMS staff are active in national library organizations such as ALA, OLAC, MLA, and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, as well as the regional Orbis Cascade Alliance. There is also selective participation in regional, national, and/or international metadata projects.

Additional information about the department is available at http://www.lib.washington.edu/msd/about.

THE POSITION

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Collections & Content, the Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services provides leadership in the department. The Director supervises five units in Cataloging and Metadata Services: Database Management, Serials Cataloging, and three self-managing units, International Studies Cataloging, Monographic Cataloging, and Special Materials Cataloging. Through effective management and leadership, the Director sets departmental priorities and policies, and meets the operational needs of staff. The Director creates and implements strategies for cataloging and sets directions for metadata initiatives. The incumbent collaborates with the other Collections & Content directors in management of the portfolio and with colleagues Libraries-wide to develop current and future modes of resource access and discovery. The Director also develops relationships to support research, teaching, and learning at the University of Washington, and contributes to librarianship through professional development and service.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Leadership
  • Defines goals, sets policies and makes long- and short-term plans for Cataloging and Metadata Services within the Libraries’ strategic plan, in consultation with the Associate Dean and other units and departments.
  • Contributes to the management of Collections & Content, and the Libraries, through participation in the development and implementation of policies, plans and programs, coordinating and cooperating with all areas as appropriate.
  • Positions the Libraries to thrive in a linked, open, and networked world of discovery.
  • Identifies the means to provide description and access to all of the resources acquired or selected by the Libraries, e.g. for languages where there is no existing staff expertise.
Management
  • Responsible for personnel management in Cataloging and Metadata Services.
  • Recommends personnel actions of staff and ensures employees receive appropriate training, supervision, and support to excel in their jobs.
  • Coaches, mentors, and guides librarians through the promotion process.
  • Supervises two unit heads, three personnel coordinators, a principal cataloger, and a secretary.
  • Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities.
  • Communicates and interacts appropriately, effectively, and positively.
Collaboration
  • Maintains excellent working relations with departments within the Collections & Content portfolio.
  • Coordinates cataloging policies and practices, and maintains adherence to local, regional, and national standards with other technical services operations within the Libraries.
  • Represents the needs and priorities of the Libraries at regional and national organizations, and promotes opportunities for collaboration among other institutions.
Professional Development & Service
  • Plays an active role in staying informed and participating in Libraries and unit meetings, activities and events.
  • Participates in Libraries’ committees and task forces.
  • Engages in professional development and service opportunities within the organization and the profession in accordance with the “Librarian Personnel Code.”
QUALIFICATIONS

Required
  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Five years of post-MLIS academic librarian experience in original cataloging and/or metadata creation.
  • Broad knowledge of issues, trends, workflows, and best practices in cataloging and metadata.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, models, applications, and initiatives such as RDA, LC-PCC PS, LCSH, MeSH, LCC, NLM classification, LCGFT, LCDGT, LCMPT, MARC 21, DACS, DCRM, Dublin Core, METS, VRA, CCO, EAD, IFLA-LRM.
  • Demonstrated understanding of linked data principles and knowledge of library linked data initiatives.
  • Experience with bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems, authority control, and bibliographic record maintenance.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and experience.
  • Demonstrated record of and commitment to professional development and service.
  • Excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
Preferred
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with RDA.
  • Experience using OCLC Connexion.
  • Experience with the ExLibris Alma ILS.
  • Experience in authority record creation and/or automated authority control.
  • Experience as a participant in one or more programs of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.
  • Experience with vendor cataloging services and/or authority control services.
  • Experience working with digital libraries or institutional repositories.
  • Experience/involvement with linked data and BIBFRAME initiatives.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience.
  • Experience supervising various levels of staff.
  • Experience managing contract classified staff.
  • Experience with staff development and mentoring.
  • Reading knowledge and cataloging experience in one or more foreign languages.
  • Experience with successful grant writing.
SALARY

$82,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background. An Administrative Supplement will be established at the time of appointment.

RANK

Position will be at rank of Associate Librarian.

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.


APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libjobs@uw.edu:
  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or résumé (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Director, Cataloging and Metadata Services" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.
APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, September 8, 2017.

University of Washington Libraries home page is http://www.lib.washington.edu.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.


For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard atlibjobs@uw.edu.

Digital Scholarship Futurist-- Oklahoma State University Library

posted Jul 20, 2017, 6:08 AM by Lars Hagelin   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 6:08 AM ]

The Digital Scholarship Futurist will proactively study and apply emerging social, political, and technical trends and best practices in order to advance digital scholarship initiatives, develop tools and technologies to meet research and publication needs, and be a leader in the area of research data emerging trends and best practices.

The Oklahoma State University Library seeks creative librarians with a passion for both learning and teaching who are eager to drive their own projects, innovate, and take on challenges. Library faculty are actively engaged in the OSU academic research lifecycle and develop collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and partners.

Required Qualifications
  • ALA-MLIS or Master’s in a related data-intensive disciplines 
  • Three years professional experience in the use and application of digital scholarship/research tools and approaches 
  • Experience assisting researchers with data management activities throughout the entire research lifecycle 
  • Commitment to working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues within and outside the department 
A successful Digital Scholarship Futurist will possess strong organizational and leadership skills; excellent communication ability; collegiality and excellent interpersonal skills; and an appreciation for diverse constituencies.

You will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous holiday schedule and leave accrual. You will be offered start-up funding for research or travel, have access to a full communication team to help develop and deliver your message, and have the flexibility to cultivate programming from the ground up.

Application review begins August 4, 2017, and continues until position is filled. For consideration of your application materials, you should apply through the University’s website at https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=8&c=okstate

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer

Library Information Analyst-- University of Arizona

posted Jul 17, 2017, 3:39 AM by Lars Hagelin

Position summary
The Library Information Analyst coordinates Access & Information Services (AIS) technology assessment activities, working in a 24/5 environment to support the technology needs of customers. This position will analyze and report quantitative and qualitative data gathered from various technology-related services including the iSpace (library maker space), equipment lending, and all public-facing user technology. Using this data, the incumbent will support strategic planning for improving and operationalizing technology-related services, provide analysis to support a wide variety of data to management, and makes recommendations for process improvements.

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

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

Librarian-- Northern Arizona University, Yuma

posted Jul 17, 2017, 3:36 AM by Lars Hagelin

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Northern Arizona University-Yuma location seeks a self-motivated, creative, collaborative, and resourceful Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Vice President/Campus Executive Officer, the NAU-Yuma Librarian will develop and grow NAU-Yuma’s library resources and services while functioning as part of an inter-institutional team. The NAU-Yuma Librarian will, in conjunction with NAU Cline Library colleagues. The position will contribute to the AWC/NAU-Yuma Academic Library, a collaborative facility that accommodates degree programs offered by Arizona Western College and NAU-Yuma.

Minimum Qualifications: ALA-accredited graduate degree from a library or information science program; equivalent graduate degree, and one year of experience.

Annual Salary: $54,000 - $57,000

Application Deadline: This vacancy will be open until filled or closed.

Please see nau.jobs for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online! NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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