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Director of Recruitment and Organizational Learning-- University of Houston Libraries

posted Feb 17, 2017, 4:58 AM by Lars Hagelin

The Director of Recruitment and Organizational Learning has a key role in overseeing human resources management in the University Libraries and advancing organizational development and learning. The position will report to the Associate Dean for Resource Management. The position will have a lead role in recruiting and on-boarding of librarians. The Director will provide professional support to librarian search committees and ensure compliance with institutional procedures. The position will also oversee staff recruitment and hiring. The Director will advise supervisors about University human resources policies and procedures and will work with the Human Resources Generalist assigned to the University Libraries. The position will also coordinate annual performance review processes for the Libraries. The incumbent will also be encouraged to develop expertise in employee relations and employment discrimination law.

Responsibilities also include coordinating with the Libraries' Training Committee to advance training and create learning opportunities for librarians and staff. The Director will oversee the Libraries training budget. The position will identify and coordinate training opportunities and providers, and prepare an annual report on training and learning opportunities. The Director will work with the Assessment and Statistics coordinator to evaluate learning activities.

Diversity and inclusion initiatives are a priority for the Libraries and the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan includes diversity and inclusion as an important organizational value. The Director will work to integrate diversity practices and values into the Libraries' human resources management activities and into professional development and learning activities. Responsibilities include serving as library administration's liaison to the Libraries' Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

The Director of Recruitment and Organizational Learning is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians' Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library program
  • Significant professional, post-MLS experience in an academic or research library
  • Experience or academic preparation in instruction/teaching; or administration; or human resources management; or diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of employment discrimination law and policy
  • Experience with search committees and recruiting
The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively, independently, and collegially in a diverse, changing environment.

Salary: $74,000 to $76,000, expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/34608

Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment

Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation.

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Web Services Librarian-- Arizona State University Library

posted Feb 16, 2017, 7:07 AM by Lars Hagelin

Arizona State University Library seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and user-oriented colleague for the position of Web Services Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Discovery Services, this librarian is charged with leadership, project management, and technological work related to support of the Library’s web site and other major online user interfaces.

For complete application and qualification requirements, please visit the ASU Libraries website at: http://lib.asu.edu/employment/acadprof. Application deadline is April 7, 2017; if not filled, applications will be reviewed weekly until the search is closed.

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. A background check is required for employment.

ASU is a VEVRAA Federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among applicants and promotes a diverse workforce.

Collection Services Manager-- Timberland Regional Library (Olympia, Wash.)

posted Feb 14, 2017, 5:05 AM by Lars Hagelin

Timberland Regional Library seeks an energetic, forward-thinking Collection Services Manager who will lead through collaboration and participation. The successful candidate will possess highly effective communication skills, a philosophy of delivering outstanding customer service and the ability to build effective teams. This leader will have ample public library system experience at the upper management level.

The ideal candidate will have a Master's level degree in Library Science and five years' experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience in managing Collection Services.

If you enjoy a rewarding work environment where you will join a progressive leadership team, then this job is for you.

The city of Olympia, in Thurston County, is located at the southern tip of the Puget Sound. The Timberland Regional Library Administrative Service Center is in nearby Tumwater. The rugged Olympic Mountains rise in the distance and Mt. Rainier seems close enough to touch on a clear day. This thriving community maintains its small-town feel, but if you occasionally crave a big city atmosphere, Seattle is just 60 miles away with major league sports teams, skyscrapers, and an international airport. The region has something for everyone!

Timberland Regional Library (TRL) serves five counties in southwestern Washington State. The 27 community libraries, two cooperative library centers and four kiosks serve just under half a million people in this nearly 7,000 square mile service area with a collection of 1.3 million items. The Library District is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. TRL is funded by property taxes and revenue from timber sales in the five-county library district.
  • This announcement is open until filled. The initial review of applications will begin on 3/10/2017.
  • This full-time position is FLSA exempt with excellent benefits.
  • The starting monthly salary for this position is $6,873 - $7,510, depending on qualifications.

Summary:
Recommends resources that serve both the current and future needs of staff and patrons of TRL and its 27 libraries. Resources include physical, digital and virtual items, as well as services and products that enhance TRL's opportunities to offer new and emerging tools for creation and discovery. Supervises the staff in the Collection Services department. Reports to the Library Director, serves as a member of the Administration Team. Participates in district-wide projects, some already in place and some to be determined. Assists with grant writing. Is considered a subject matter expert in grant writing.

Supervisory Relationships:
The Collection Services Manager reports to the Library Director; supervises four selectors and several supervisors.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:

Class specifications are intended to provide a descriptive list illustrative of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
  • Manages the Collection Services department, which includes selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, maintenance, interlibrary loan, and distribution of library materials.
  • Recommends and develops, in collaboration with other departments, alternative resources for patrons that respond to current and emerging technologies.
  • Analyzes ILS data; develops and implements collection assessments, in collaboration with Public Services staff, and makes decision regarding the assessments.
  • Conducts analysis of branch and community service requirements; oversees the maintenance and development of library collections and marketing; ensures collection materials appropriately meet patron needs.
  • Gathers, compiles and analyzes statistics and data relevant to collections; prepares reports for administration or staff to assist them with setting goals for weeding, building or organizing their collections. Provides library-wide support for data visualization and collection analytics projects to support data-driven decision making.
  • Uses statistics, metrics and assessments to recommend changes in services or service priorities.
  • Evaluates work flow and priorities in department and makes recommendations for changes or modifications.
  • Communicates with vendors and businesses regarding purchasing, subscriptions and renewals; builds relationships with new vendors and businesses.
  • Connects individuals and groups to information, ideas and experiences in any way possible; looks for innovative ways to think big about new ways of enhancing and providing library services.
  • Is an enthusiastic user of technology who enjoys exploring, identifying and evaluating emerging trends and applying them in a library setting.
  • Takes a futurist view of services a library can provide its patrons. Directs, coordinates, and participates in the development and implementation of initiatives, goals, priorities, and service levels in assigned areas of focus for TRL.
  • Performs professional and administrative duties in planning, implementing, directing, and evaluating customer-focused library services.
  • Leads and/or participates in special projects as defined and recommended.
  • Identifies grant opportunities, applying for and moderating grants.
  • Builds collaborative relationships with professionals and staff in a highly collegial, interdisciplinary environment based on customer-first, strategic initiatives.
  • Participates in the strategic and long-range planning for the operation and future development of TRL.
  • Provides input in budget planning, development and allocation. Ensures allocated resources are used effectively.
  • Serves as a member of various committees and task forces.
  • Represents the library in interactions with community groups, outside organizations, and the general public; accurately communicates, builds and maintains productive community partnerships.
  • Responds to staff inquiries and provides technical guidance and operational advice.
  • Responds to and resolve customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Stays apprised of contemporary issues, trends, and developments in the fields of collection and library resource services as assigned.
  • Accurately communicates library policies to the public.
  • Positively reflects TRL's mission, vision, and values to the staff and public.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of reports, records and departmental documentation; posts regular updates on activities in assigned areas.
  • Leads teams and meetings.
  • May assume responsibility for library operations when designated by Library Director, as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Education & Experience:

Education and Experience:
  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university; or related Master's Degree.
  • Five years' experience working with collections and resources and three years' experience as a supervisor or manager.
  • Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skills and allows successful performance of the job.
Licenses, Certifications, and Special Requirements:
  • State of Washington Librarian Certification may be required.
  • A valid Washington State Driver's License.
  • Must pass criminal history check prior to hire.
  • High degree of emotional intelligence when interacting with internal customers, external customers and patrons.
Flexibility and positive response to short notice schedule changes that may require work evenings and weekends.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Core Library Competencies and Values:
Complete definitions are included on the TRL evaluation form. Employees are expected to demonstrate the following qualities at all times:
  • Demonstrates quality customer service.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Is reliable and dependable.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility.
  • Works well with others, shows respect, contributes to the team.
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Planning and organization
  • Innovativeness/Change management
  • Demonstrate Timberland Regional Library's values of service, integrity, collaboration and community focus.
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold ALA's Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read, Freedom to View, and the Code of Ethics 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Employees are expected to perform or possess the following:
  • Public library operations, programs, and services.
  • Current methods and developments in the provision of collection and resource services, including advanced knowledge of integrated library system, preferably Sirsi-Dynix – Symphony.
  • Experience with customer-focused and innovative public library services.
  • Information services principles and practices.
  • Library technology, resources, databases and software.
  • Process for preparing and administering budgets.
  • Supervisory principles, practices, and methods.
  • Facilitating the delivery of high-quality, customer-focused library services.
  • Identifying the need for and facilitating the creation of new library initiatives.
  • Identifying grant opportunities, applying for and moderating grants.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving in meeting the needs of customers.
  • Fiscal responsibility in thought and action.
  • Judgment in examining, analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting facts and circumstances and determining appropriate options and actions.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Efficiency in decision making and prioritization with operational and procedural concerns.
  • Maintaining and upholding confidentiality and privacy rights.
  • Professional and effective written and oral communication with ability to readily adapt to diverse people and situations; active listening; facilitating communication across departments and locations.
  • Ability to integrate specific assignment areas into the broader goals of the library as a whole and to identify and bring forward specific needs as they relate to overall goals.
  • Ability to analyze data, processes, and procedures, and develop meaningful reports and recommendations based on the analysis that will improve service and staff efficiency.
  • Effective organizational skills, including ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at the same time and adaptability to changing priorities to meet demands of the library.
  • Ability to work independently and innovatively in a variety of situations and be flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority.

Scholarly Communication Librarian-- University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

posted Feb 8, 2017, 11:30 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Scholarly Communication Librarian, a tenure-stream position in the University Libraries’ Department of Open and Digital Scholarship Services. The Scholarly Communication Librarian provides leadership in advancing scholarly communication programs that align with library and university priorities and the campus-wide Open Access (OA) policy. This position provides strategic direction for and promotion of CU Scholar, the University’s institutional repository (IR), and actively collaborates with library and campus colleagues on efforts to increase and enhance open content. The Scholarly Communication Librarian conducts outreach efforts and liaises with subject librarians, working groups, and campus partners in order to increase the accessibility and visibility of campus scholarship and to promote an institutional culture that values and rewards openness. The ideal candidate will lead efforts to develop and expand initiatives that provide open and sustainable access to CU Boulder research and will provide expertise on OA, copyright, author rights, and ongoing developments and trends in scholarly communication.

Requirements:

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion. 
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library program. 
  • Experience and/or coursework in scholarly communication issues, including OA policies, OA funds, OA repositories, author rights, and copyright. 
  • Familiarity with technologies, tools, initiatives, and organizations involved in openly disseminating research and scholarship. 
  • Awareness of ongoing developments and trends in scholarly communication. 
  • Commitment to the value of open and sustainable access to research and scholarship. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, facilitation, and communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to carry out project-based work, both independently and collaboratively. 
  • Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service. 
Desirable Qualifications:

Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:
  • One year of relevant experience in an academic or research library. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in scholarly communication issues, including OA, author rights, copyright, and/or relevant technologies/tools. 
  • Experience developing and/or implementing policies related to OA, digital repositories, copyright, and other relevant areas. 
  • Experience communicating and conducting outreach about scholarly communication issues to a variety of stakeholders. 
  • Experience collaborating across units/departments in an academic environment. 
  • Demonstrated success leading teams. 
  • Demonstrated success managing and completing projects. 
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 senior instructor level. The minimum starting salary is $50,500. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF 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 March 5, 2017, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 08373) 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=08373&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WJkCx-efHG4.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.

Head, Music Library-- University of Washington Libraries

posted Feb 8, 2017, 11:25 AM by Lars Hagelin

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.

THE MUSIC LIBRARY

The Music Library is one of eight branch libraries administered by the University of Washington Libraries. The Music Library contains over 70,000 books and scores, 46,000 recordings and other media including video tapes and computer software, and current subscriptions to approximately 300 periodicals. Subjects covered include acoustics and physics of music, ethnomusicology, jazz, music education, and the history, literature, theory and performance of music. The Music Library also manages a Listening Center. In July 2017 the Music Library is expected to assume responsibility for the School of Music’s Ethnomusicology Archive. The Head, Music Library reports to the Director, Branch Libraries and is a member of the Branch Libraries’ management team.

THE POSITION

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic librarian committed to providing excellent reference services, research consultations, outreach, instruction services, and collection development for the School of Music. As Head of the Music Library this position is also responsible for the overall management of the library, its programs and services, for building the collections and for supervising the staff.

Under the general direction of the Director, Branch Libraries, the Head of the Music Library is responsible for providing overall management and policy guidance; developing, implementing, and participating in service programs; hiring, developing, and evaluating personnel; overseeing development and maintenance of Music Library collections; and contributing to the achievement of Libraries’ objectives and the fulfillment of the Libraries strategic plan. The Head of the Music Library is responsible for building effective relationships with faculty and students, and collaborations with campus and community groups and institutions.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Serves as Head, Music Library, and provides leadership and direction for the Music Library. Develops long-range and short-range plans to implement programs and services.
  • Has overall responsibility for administration of Music Library service programs including collection development, reference, instruction, circulation, and reserves. 
  • Responsible for the management and supervision of the Music Library. Supervises, trains, and evaluates the Music Outreach Services Librarian (.5 FTE), the Ethnomusicology Archivist (.4 FTE), and the Music Library Supervisor; and is secondary supervisor of the two Technician IIIs, and student assistants. Recommends hiring, promotion, and termination of music staff.
  • Responsible for outreach to faculty and students in conjunction with the Music Outreach Services Librarian and Ethnomusicology Archivist. Ensures that the Music Library’s primary clientele is provided with quality collection development, reference and research assistance, instruction, and other appropriate services and support described in the UW Libraries' Subject Librarian Position Description Framework.
  • May participate in other user education activities as part of the Libraries' instructional programs.
  • Maintains an awareness of current developments and trends in information and audio technologies and their impacts on music education and library services.
  • Facilitates good communication and a positive work environment among Music Library staff. 
  • Maintains positive, effective, and collaborative working relationships with faculty and staff in the School of Music.
  • Plans and implements facility upgrades to map with the users’ needs.
  • Maintains relationships with current donors and cultivates other possible donors in conjunction with the Libraries’ Advancement Office. 
  • As a library unit head, maintains a broad understanding of the Libraries' operations, policies, priorities, and objectives. Assists in the development and achievement of these by participating in Libraries initiatives as appropriate. Facilitates communication among Music Library staff and other Libraries units.
  • Represents Music Library users and services within the Libraries. Actively contributes to discussions and planning for Libraries policies, programs, and services.
QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:
  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • A minimum of two years post-MLIS professional academic library experience, with evidence of increased responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Evidence of a strong customer service focus and a passion for providing excellent reference and information services to users
  • Experience in providing information literacy instruction or other instruction experience.
  • Collection development and management experience in an academic library.
  • Record of effective mentorship of librarians and support staff.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
  • Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities.
Preferred:
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Music.
  • Experience with donor relations and advancement.
SALARY

$58,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

RANK

Position will be at rank of Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.

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 libhr@uw.edu:
  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources).
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (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: Head, Music Library” 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, March 24, 2017.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu
Music Library Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu/music

The 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 at libhr@uw.edu.

Head of Library Liaison Program-- University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries

posted Jan 26, 2017, 6:09 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries seeks application and nominations for the Head of the Library Liaison Program. UNLV Libraries seeks candidates dedicated to managing the liaisons role as partners in teaching and learning as well as their outreach activities to support research throughout its lifecycle for all users from undergraduates through faculty.

Profile of the University

Located in one of the most exciting cities in the nation, UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 29,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. 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; and developing 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 University Libraries

In support of the University Libraries' mission and shared values, the Research and Education Division fosters collaborations that contribute to our users' academic success, research, and lifelong learning. The Division positively impacts student learning and supports the research and scholarly agenda of the University. This mission is realized through instruction of learners using a variety of methods and tools; partnerships with faculty to create an integrated, assessable, information literacy-focused curriculum; provision of targeted information resources; expert, point-of need research assistance; and a commitment to fostering competencies for lifelong inquiry.

Role of the Position

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research & Education, the incumbent will be responsible for the leadership, ongoing development, and day-to-day management of library services, operations, and staffing related to the Library Liaison Program. Managing a department of 10 liaison librarians who work with specific academic programs, the Head/Liaison will coordinate with other department heads to manage the liaison role as educational partner and instructor as well as in collection assessment and development. The incumbent will work with the Digital Scholarship department to assess needs and promote services related to scholarly communication and open access initiatives and support liaisons in their outreach roles. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • Supports development of the Liaison Program and its vision, mission, and service principles, ensuring the Liaison Program supports the educational and research missions. 
  • Serves as an advocate for department within the Library and on campus to effectively deploy the disciplinary knowledge and skills of liaisons. 
  • Partners with library colleagues to create programs and services for the UNLV community that support research, scholarship, teaching and learning. 
  • Works with liaisons and other library colleagues to plan, set direction, and establish priorities for the liaison program and initiatives. 
The successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude; a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially on teams with staff at all levels, as well as with students, staff, and faculty. As a faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to engage in scholarly activities and to provide service to the university, community, and profession in accordance with UNLV and University Libraries standards for promotion and tenure.

Required Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in library or information science. 
  • Minimum of five years of professional-level experience in academic libraries. 
  • Experience with liaison services in academic libraries and familiarity with topics such as scholarly communication, open access, research data management, and data services. 
  • Working knowledge of information literacy trends and experience in designing and providing instructional sessions and forging faculty partnerships on course and curriculum design. 
  • Ability to lead liaison team in the development of, planning for, and implementation of innovative liaison services and programs. 
  • Demonstrated leadership expertise and ability to coordinate multiple projects; to set direction and establish priorities for self and others; to communicate essential information about projects to stakeholders; to analyze and problem solve collaboratively; to meet deadlines and complete projects on time and within budget while working with minimal supervision. 
  • Excellent organizational, project, and time management skills. 
  • Expertise in leadership, communication, consensus building coupled with excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to create an environment of collegiality and collaboration and to work effectively with a diverse campus population and with external constituencies. 
  • Ability to supervise, coach, mentor librarians at different career levels (new, mid-career, senior) and familiarity with tenure and promotion processes. 
  • Demonstrated technology proficiency and capabilities working with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications. 
  • Commitment to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment/workplace for students, researchers, and employees. 
  • Record of professional engagement and scholarship (presentations, publications, research) sufficient to meet criteria for appointment as either a tenure-track faculty member (Rank II) OR as a tenured faculty member (Rank III). 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Two or more years of experience in supervising public services librarians in an academic library or in leading and managing teams, departments, or branch libraries. 
  • Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with campus entities. 
  • Ability to lead the strategic development of content for library users related to library services and resources, research strategies, etc., and integration of developed content across multiple platforms (website, guides, etc.) 
  • Experience in strategic planning, introducing and managing change in complex environments, and evidence-based assessment. 
  • Working knowledge of library-related systems (LSPs, discovery systems, LibGuides, LibAnalytics, etc.). 
  • Experience in grant writing. 
Salary Range

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II (tenure-track) or Rank III (tenured); ranks equivalent to an Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary range starts at $ 65,000 – salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities. Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Positions are contingent upon funding.

Application Details

Application materials must include: 1) cover letter; 2) current resume; and 3) names, email addresses, and phone numbers for 3 professional references, including a current or previous supervisor. Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience in cover letter; initial review will evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience. Review of applications will begin on February 21, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to the Head/Liaison 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) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

Educational Technologist/Media Developer-- Colorado State University Libraries

posted Jan 19, 2017, 11:18 AM by Lars Hagelin

A full-time position is available in the CSU Libraries’ College Liaisons Unit. This is a one year appointment. The individual in this position will work in a team-based, collaborative environment to provide outstanding online services to a growing student population. Responsibilities include collaborating with department coordinators and librarians to evaluate and improve: the online presence of the College Liaison unit, the library information literacy program and library website as appropriate. This may include: meeting with library staff, working with library staff to develop a plan for the creation of an improved online presence, use web tools and applications to build modules, sites, etc. For a complete position description, qualifications and application instructions, visithttp://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/41102. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by February 6, 2017. CSU is an EseO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Biological Sciences and Sciences Research Data Services Librarian-- University of Washington Libraries

posted Jan 19, 2017, 3:54 AM by Lars Hagelin

LOCATION: Reference and Research Services Department

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.

REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Located in the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries, the Reference and Research Services Department provides virtual and on-site information and reference services in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and international studies. Units in the Department include Educational Outreach, Information Services, Suzzallo Reference, Government Publications, Maps, Media, Microforms and Newspapers, Research Data Services, and the Research Commons, with a total staff of 36. Librarians provide consultation, reference, instruction, and collections in support of their academic departments.

THE POSITION

The Biological Sciences and Sciences Research Data Services Librarian delivers responsive and innovative information services in support of the Department of Biology, actively building relationships with faculty, researchers, staff, and students in the biological sciences, botany, andzoology. The position collaborates with a team of natural sciences librarians to provide Libraries services to programs across the life sciences, and serves as the sciences research data services liaison.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
  • Serves as a member of the natural sciences team, providing an array of responsive services and resources that meet the needs of many science disciplines, including the biological sciences, botany, zoology, forestry, fisheries, oceanography, marine affairs, environmental sciences, atmospheric sciences, and earth and space sciences, as well as the many research centers managed by these programs. Participates in meetings of the Science Librarians group and is an active member of the Sciences Teaching Community.
  • Initiates and establishes liaison relationships with faculty, students, and staff in the Department of Biology, providing instruction, reference, and consultation services, and participating in departmental activities. In consultation with colleagues, develops collections in the biological sciences, botany, and zoology. Creates and maintains research guides and other tools in the biological sciences.
  • Collaborates with Research Data Services and the Science Librarians in supporting data services in the sciences, including the provision of tools and services for organizing, storing, and sharing research data. Assists science faculty and students in managing the entire lifecycle of data resulting from research projects of all types. Serves as the liaison between Research Data Services and the Sciences Librarians, developing expertise in data management and sharing that with colleagues.
  • Provides other services and support as described in the UW Libraries’ Subject Librarian Position Description Framework
  • Uses assessment data to inform the development of new services as new needs arise in the life sciences fields, following trends in scholarly communication and e-science.
  • Provides general reference services online and in-person.
QUALIFICATIONS

Required
  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where collaboration, consultation, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Evidence of initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness in previous professional or academic activities.
  • Experience in planning and/or providing information literacy instruction.
  • Evidence of knowledge or interest in research data management practices and services and the willingness to assume leadership in this area for the sciences.
  • Evidence of interest in and ability to learn and apply new technologies to user services.
Preferred
  • One to two years of experience working in public services in an academic library.
  • Experience in collection development
  • Experience working with researchers and students in sciences disciplines
  • Experience with research data management practices and services
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree or extensive study in the biological or related sciences
SALARY

$50,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.

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 libhr@uw.edu:
  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (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: Biological Sciences and Sciences Research Data Services Librarian” 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, February 10, 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, orgenetic 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 at libhr@uw.edu.

eResources Librarian-- University of Texas at Arlington

posted Jan 17, 2017, 5:44 AM by Lars Hagelin

eResources Librarian (S00030P)

Why choose us?

We are a library that values exploring risk and revolutionary concepts in libraries. We think beyond traditional collections and services by developing programs that push creation, exploration, and innovation by our faculty and students. As UT Arlington accelerates its journey as a cutting-edge urban university, the Libraries’ excellent staff and services are the heart of the campus, united toward that goal.

Your job with us…

Provide leadership in managing the life cycle of electronic resources. Work collaboratively with the Content Delivery Librarian in supporting liaison librarians for outreach and scholarship. The incumbent is also responsible for license negotiation and maintaining positive and beneficial professional relationships with vendors.

What you bring…

Requirements: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or a related graduate degree; demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills; computer literate and technologically adept.

Preferred: Professional experience in knowledge management involving electronic resource. Knowledge and ability for license review and negotiation. Knowledge of the new scholarly communication climate and initiatives. Staff supervisory experience. Experience working with Voyager Acquisition module and ProQuest ERM system. Experience creating statistical reports and managing usage data.

About the University

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000 in AY 2016-17, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.

The Community

Within a 25-mile radius of the center of Arlington is a dynamic community of over 2 million people. The Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers call the city home, and their stadiums are in the heart of the entertainment district, which includes the Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor theme parks. Arlington is recognized as the entertainment capital of Texas. Arlington is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, which feature internationally renowned cultural and arts districts, restaurants, and a vibrant night scene. The nearby Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport is a major hub with nonstop flights to myriad national and international destinations.

Applications

Please submit applications at http://www.uta.edu/jobs and include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. This job may close at any time.

Finalists will make a formal presentation to Libraries’ staff on a topic to be provided. The successful candidate will be required to work some evening, weekend and holiday hours. This is a non-tenure track position.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. The UTA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Reading Room and Front Desk Coordinator-- Texas A&M University Libraries

posted Jan 16, 2017, 10:37 AM by Lars Hagelin

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as Reading Room and Front Desk Coordinator. This is a Clinical and Instructional track appointment, carrying responsibility for engaging in librarianship and professional service to meet both the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion.

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the Director of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, the Reading Room and Front Desk Coordinator ensures the delivery of excellent customer service to all visitors and patrons.

Responsibilities include: Coordinate the Reading Room and lobby Front Desk operations; design and support service to patrons; provide professional, timely and courteous service to all patrons, including internal ones; gather Reading Room and Front Desk statistics and compile reports; supervise two full-time Reading Room Staff members; supervise student employees; compose, update and implement Reading Room and lobby Front Desk policies and procedures, consistent with legal codes, Texas A&M University’s rules and procedures, and archival/special collections standards and best practices; provide reference and research assistance in the Reading Room; coordinate and provide occasional backup at the lobby Front Desk; assist with Reading Room class visits and assignments; facilitate transfer of materials between the Reading Room and the digitization unit (DiSC); coordinate with the appropriate individuals to ensure that the Front Desk and Reading Room spaces are organized and welcoming; help coordinate events that take place in the Cushing Library’s public spaces; assist with selected public tours and outreach events (such as open house events); support and promote the Libraries and Texas A&M University shared vision and values; engage in professional Service activities at a level consistent with rank and progress toward promotion; other duties as assigned. This position may include occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent);
  • Experience with customer service;
  • Experience with providing reference services;
  • Demonstrated evidence of detail-oriented and organization skills;
  • Experience managing operations, projects, or services;
  • Experience coordinating the work of others;
  • Understanding of best practices for handling fragile materials;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience supervising student employees or staff;
  • Experience working in an academic rare books, special collections, or archives environment;
  • Knowledge of special collections or archives intellectual property and privacy requirements;
  • Knowledge of rare books, special collections and archives professional standards and best practices;
  • Experience assisting others in the use of library catalogs and archival finding aids;
  • Experience creating and implementing policies and procedures;
  • Experience with outreach;
  • Experience with assisting students and instructors;
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results with minimal supervision;
  • Prior presentations and professional service.
ENVIRONMENT:

The University:

Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 55,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institution’s goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.

The Libraries:

In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries is developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation and risk-taking. In addition, the Libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.

The Libraries currently rank 8th in materials expenditures ($23.6 million) and 4th in ongoing expenditures ($16.6 million) among all ARL libraries. Additionally, the Libraries typically rank near the top 10 for starting librarian salaries among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries. Currently the staffing includes 268 individuals which includes 90 librarians holding faculty status.

The Community:

Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous “howdy” greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax.

Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $50,000. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.

Applications: Applications received by February 13, 2017 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Please submit application letter, vita, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. Send nominations and applications via email toLibrarianJob@library.tamu.edu or mailed to Pixey Mosley, Associate Dean for Administrative & Faculty Services, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community. In that regard, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the state’s diversity.

For more information about the library, see http://library.tamu.edu, about the university, http://www.tamu.edu, and about the communities, http://www.visitaggieland.com.

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