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Instruction and Research Librarian-- Health Sciences Library, University of Washington

posted Aug 25, 2016, 4:25 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.


HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY

Health Sciences Library (HSL) is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet information and research needs for the benefit of patients and communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The HSL supports the education, research, and clinical programs of the six UW health science schools; UW Medicine Accountable Care Network (ACN), as well as the wider interdisciplinary biomedical community of the University. The UW Medicine Accountable Care Network spans 46 cities and neighborhoods, and includes: 1,000+ primary care providers; 4,000+ specialists; 1,000+ clinics; 19 hospitals; 33+ urgent care clinics; and 19 emergency departments. In partnership with the leadership of the UW Medicine Research Information Technology (RIT), Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), UW Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME), HEALWA, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR), the Health Sciences Library is working to advance an institutional, regional and multi-disciplinary strategy to promote precision medicine and support translational research. The Health Sciences Library actively collaborates with campus partners to support curricular and practice transformation of the health delivery system through investment in knowledge, training and tools. The partners work together to develop new, innovative tools for research and data management, to support existing tools, and to educate and train faculty, staff, and students in the effective use of these tools. This partnership extends the reach of the Health Sciences Library in order to disseminate information and awareness of the suite of resources and tools available at the University to the region.


THE POSITION

The Health Sciences Library currently has an opportunity for an Instruction and Research Librarian to provide excellent research support and library instruction to Health Sciences students, faculty and staff at the University of Washington and in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region. Reporting to the Associate Director of the Health Sciences Library, the Instruction and Research Librarian serves as a member of the Public and Research Services team to create, manage and disseminate information resources to the health sciences community for assigned schools and departments.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
  • Serves as a liaison/co-liaison for faculty, researchers and students in assigned schools and departments. Provides individual and group consultation in information literacy, research strategies, searching, information management and evidence based practice instruction for assigned schools and departments
  • Provides collection development recommendations relevant to assigned departments
  • Designs and performs instructional classes for faculty, students and researchers that promote the efficient and effective use of UW and other web resources in the areas of support
  • Collaborates with faculty to identify opportunities, determine requirements, and choose tools that will allow students to discover, access, and incorporate the library's resources into course assignments
  • Promotes innovative virtual library instruction, including but not limited to: innovative remote instructional support, creating online research guides, creating interactive tutorials, supporting learning management software, and exploring other online and mobile learning tools such as iPad apps, new media production tools, and data visualization systems
  • Provides research support to assigned liaison areas, including but not limited to: collaborating on research projects, providing systematic reviews, providing support for data management and supporting innovative/emerging institutional research tools
  • Cultivates and sustains collaborative relationships with faculty, students, researchers and staff in support of campus teaching, learning, and research
  • Performs professional responsibilities in teaching, scholarship and service. Demonstrates evidence of continuing professional growth
  • Good communication skills are a requirement for this position and for all Libraries’ staff members. Basic expectations are described in the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibility Guidelines
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned

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
  • Strong public service orientation with an aptitude for providing online and face to face instruction and consultation services in a research or academic health sciences library
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and instructional technology skills
  • Commitment to professional development and the ability to meet the research, teaching, service, and professional competency requirements for tenure and promotion advancement 
Preferred
  • Experience evaluating, selecting, and implementing instructional technologies in an academic library setting as well as knowledge of current issues and trends in pedagogy
  • Experience in a Health Sciences library

SALARY

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


RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Sr. Assistant, 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 24 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: Instruction and Research 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, September 23, 2016.

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 at libhr@uw.edu.

Metadata Librarian I or II-- Iowa State University

posted Aug 22, 2016, 4:58 AM by Lars Hagelin

The Iowa State University Library is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Metadata Librarian I or II with a focus on either digital collections or the institutional repository.

For complete text, qualifications and application instructions: https://www.iastatejobs.com/, posting number 60360P.

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives. Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

District Youth Services Librarian-- Timberland Regional Library (Tumwater, WA)

posted Aug 18, 2016, 1:56 PM by Lars Hagelin

DEADLINE: August 29, 2016

The District Youth Services Librarian will plan, coordinate services and provide a variety of early learning, teen, and district initiative support, resources, and activities, with an emphasis on outreach, for the Timberland Regional Library. TRL is a five-county library system, comprised of 27 libraries. We are seeking a passionate, innovative and enthusiastic Librarian to join our team. Requires a Master's Degree in Library Science, and library experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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

Adult Services Librarian-- Timberland Regional Library (Lacey, WA)

posted Aug 18, 2016, 1:55 PM by Lars Hagelin

DEADLINE: August 28, 2016

The Lacey Adult Services Librarian will coordinate and perform a variety of adult and/or reference services functions for the Lacey branch of Timberland Regional Library. TRL is a five-county library system, comprised of 27 libraries. We are seeking an energetic, innovative and flexible thinker with strong communication skills who enjoys fast-paced work in a collaborative environment. Requires a Master's Degree in Library Science, and library experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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

Director of Metadata and Cataloging-- Texas A&M University Libraries

posted Aug 11, 2016, 11:10 AM by Lars Hagelin

Texas A&M University Libraries offers a leadership opportunity to join the Libraries as the Director of Metadata and Cataloging. The successful candidate should be a self-starter who will: lead efforts to build a robust, transformative metadata strategy, coordinating with other units to enable seamless user discovery of the Libraries’ resources; balance these efforts with the unit’s commitment to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging; assist with the migration process from Voyager to an open source system and the integration of the Medical Sciences Library’s catalog; foster effective relationships with peers and stakeholders throughout the Libraries and university; help facilitate internal and external communications and resolve conflicts; cultivate an environment that promotes cooperation, creativity, innovation, continuous improvement, and accountability for results; and encourage and support effective problem solving and decision making.

Reporting to the Dean through the Associate Dean for Information Resources, the successful candidate will be responsible for leadership, assessment, and communication skills and the ability to lead change and work collaboratively with other units. The Director will be part of the leadership team of the Information Resources division and will have a prominent role in determining the strategic direction for the Libraries’ metadata program. This is a tenure-track academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities including research, publication, and service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent)
  • Three years’ experience with non-MARC metadata (such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, linked data)
  • Experience with cataloging standards and practices, including MARC and/or RDA, Library of Congress subject headings and classification schedules
  • Demonstrated evidence of increasingly responsible leadership activities
  • Demonstrated ability to positively engage as a change leader through examples of past activities
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other library units
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with project management
  • Established record of publications and service
  • Supervisory experience that involved the evaluation of staff and/or librarians
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 $54,000 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 September 16, 2016 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 to LibrarianJob@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.

Resource Description Librarian-- University of Houston Libraries

posted Aug 11, 2016, 7:07 AM by Lars Hagelin

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Resource Description and Management Coordinator, the Resource Description Librarian will provide leadership and expertise in resource description of materials. This position will work closely with colleagues within the Metadata and Digitization Services department to ensure efficient intellectual access and discoverability of our electronic and physical resources. Primary duties include original and complex adaptive cataloging of materials in multiple formats; participate in efforts to improve access through the libraries discovery platforms; manage various resource description projects; contribute to the national name authority file; develop and implement policies and procedures; provide training and direction to staff in resource description routines; keep current with new trends, standards and practices.

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.

Qualifications:

Required:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in resource description of multiple formats using national cataloging standards (RDA or AACR2, LCSH, LCC, and MARC) 
  • Knowledge or experience in creating name authority records 
  • Experience with cataloging module of integrated library system 
  • Knowledge of forthcoming changes with RDA, FRBR, linked data and semantic web 
Preferred:
  • Knowledge or experience in resource description of special collections materials using DACS and DCRM 
  • Knowledge or experience in music cataloging. 
  • Experience with III Millennium, Serials Solutions, MarcEdit and other cataloging related systems 
  • Bibliographic knowledge of one or more languages other than English 
The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work effectively, independently, and collaboratively in a diverse, collegial, changing environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; leadership or project management skills in a work setting.

Salary: $55,000 to $57,000 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.

Library Information: The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. The University Libraries’ total staff is 160, including 62 professionals. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu.

The UH Libraries’ Strategic Plan 2017-21 focuses on quality collections, research productivity, student success, and transforming library spaces. The complete document is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/strategic-plan. The Libraries’ Strategic Plan supports an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and furthers the drive for flagship status (http://www.uh.edu/about/mission/ ). We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.

General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 14 colleges offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of over 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation.

Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities (http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-list-of-americas-coolest-cities-to-live/).

For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://www.visithoustontexas.com/. For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/32000.

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.

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Resource Management, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu .

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

English Librarian-- University of Houston Libraries

posted Aug 11, 2016, 7:03 AM by Lars Hagelin

Responsibilities: The University of Houston Libraries seeks a highly collaborative candidate for the position of English Librarian. The English Librarian will be responsible for collection development, instruction, outreach, and research support for the Department of English, which offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a nationally recognized Creative Writing Program, and encompasses a wide variety of faculty research areas. The English Librarian will work proactively with the department to provide teaching and research support, with a substantial focus on upper-level undergraduate and graduate instruction and programs. As a member of the Liaison Services Department, the successful candidate is expected to work collaboratively with the Liaison Services Instruction Team to continually improve the information literacy curriculum for the English Composition and Rhetoric program. The English Librarian also serves as a member of the Humanities Team, and will collaborate to advance Liaison Services Department priorities in alignment with the Libraries’ Strategic Plan.

The UH Libraries is set to embark on a new 2017-2021 Strategic Plan with exciting opportunities to advance digital scholarship services, create new student success programs, and design and implement new collection management strategies. The library will soon house a new Digital Research Center, and there is a rich opportunity for the English Librarian to work collaboratively to develop Digital Humanities projects and services as part of this initiative.

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

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.

Qualifications:

Required:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program 
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skill and strong service orientation 
  • Degree, significant coursework, or subject librarian or teaching experience in English 
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment 
  • Background or demonstrated interest in Digital Humanities 
Preferred:
  • Experience in library instruction and assessment 
  • Experience in collection development 
  • Project management skills 
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity 
  • Understanding of the research process in the humanities as demonstrated by academic or work experience 
  • Familiarity or experience with data management for the digital humanities 
Applications from recent graduates will be considered.

Salary: $55,000 to $57,000 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.

Library Information: The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. The University Libraries’ total staff is 160, including 62 professionals. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu.

The UH Libraries’ Strategic Plan 2017-21 focuses on quality collections, research productivity, student success, and transforming library spaces. The complete document is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/strategic-plan. The Libraries’ Strategic Plan supports an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and furthers the drive for flagship status (http://www.uh.edu/about/mission/ ). We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.

General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 14 colleges offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of over 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation.

Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities (http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-list-of-americas-coolest-cities-to-live/).

For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://www.visithoustontexas.com/. For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/31986.

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.

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Resource Managment, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu .

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

Librarian, Adjunct-- Green River College (Auburn, WA)

posted Aug 8, 2016, 6:27 AM by Lars Hagelin

Green River College is seeking qualified adjunct librarians for Fall quarter 2016. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Holman Library at Green River College is seeking reference and instruction librarians with a demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse domestic and international community. We encourage all who meet the minimum qualifications to apply.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Based on quarterly need, librarians will:
  • Provide reference and research assistance
  • Provide instruction and assessment in one-on-one, classroom, and online settings
  • Work on other projects and tasks such as providing collection management support and developing online library resources and display materials
Qualifications:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • ALA-accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science and certification by the Washington State Library Commission
  • Reference experience
  • Information literacy instruction experience
  • Strong commitment to service and the community college mission
  • Demonstrated experience working with people of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds; people with disabilities; and/or people identifying as LGBTQIA 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Teaching, collection development, cataloging, or web development experience
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills
  • Experience or expertise in serving under-represented and under-served communities
  • Experience working at a community college
Position Summary:

Green River College welcomes faculty who have a commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to utilize a variety of methods and modes of instruction to ensure student success. Given the diversity of our student population, we encourage applications from faculty who can adapt teaching methods to a wide range of student backgrounds and interests.


SALARY: The starting salary listed below includes payment for outside class preparation, evaluation, and meeting with students as needed before or after class to assist them with learning problems associated with course materials. The total amount per class is based on the degree and mode of instruction. 
 


APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Attach the following with your completed on line application and responses to the Supplemental Questions (located under the tab titled "Supplemental Questions") to be considered for this position.

Resume
Cover Letter, addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications
At this time, Green River College is not sponsoring for H1-B Visas.

All offers of employment are subject to background checks.

Green River College is a tobacco free campus. For more information on the tobacco policy, please visit the following link: http://www.greenriver.edu/about-grcc/policies-and-procedures/new-policies/ga-02-tobacco-use.htm


Library and Archives Paraprofessional 2-- Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA

posted Aug 4, 2016, 6:20 AM by Lars Hagelin

This position takes primary responsibility for processing Community User and Proxy card requests and is also the key operator of the public printer/copiers in the Holland and Terrell Libraries. Assists patrons at the two Circulation desks. Maintains assigned Interlibrary Loan (ILL) borrowing queue and other assigned ILL tasks, including reading/printing Document Delivery and processing Rapid. This position works Tuesday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturday, 10:00am to 7:00pm. Summer and other academic break hours may vary.

Required Qualifications:

High school graduation or equivalent and three years’ experience in the functional operations of a library including one year beyond the entry level, or an associate degree in library technology from an accredited program and one year of technical experience in the functional operations of a library. Ability to workTuesday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Schedule may vary depending on assignments. Ability to cover occasional night/weekend shifts as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

Working familiarity with the libraries’ ILS (Alma); experience with Summit, ILLiad, RAPID, and Document Delivery; knowledge and experience with AIS and MyWSU.

To apply, visit: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/26894

A resume and cover letter are required, in addition to the online application, and the posting closes on August 21, 2016.

Lead Cataloger-- J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

posted Aug 4, 2016, 6:17 AM by Lars Hagelin

FULL CONSIDERATION: September 15, 2016
POSTING LINK: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/54759

Brief Description:

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an energetic and talented professional for the position of Lead Cataloger. This is an excellent opportunity to work with collaborative, energetic, and enthusiastic colleagues who are dedicated to acquiring and making available scholarly resources for a thriving community of students, faculty, and researchers. Overseeing all MARC cataloging activities in the library and reporting to the Head of Collection Management, the successful candidate will:
  • Provide leadership in cataloging and metadata services, improving the discovery of and access to Library materials and resources. 
  • Help coordinate, organize and inform the activities of staff currently involved in cataloging and metadata creation. 
  • Lead the development of cataloging and metadata policies, procedures, best practices, standards, and workflows. 
  • Provide consulting services, training, and oversight in cataloging and the application of metadata standards and schema. 
  • Perform original and copy cataloging in all formats, including physical and digital resources and serials. 
  • Ensure compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2r, 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 plan and coordinate the local implementation of necessary changes. 
  • Provide operational and technical leadership for the Library's enterprise integrated library system (Alma) and take responsibility for the overall maintenance of Alma. 
  • Help provide technical leadership for the Library's discovery system. 
  • Maintain expertise with Alma analytics and help with the systematic collection and analysis of data and assist with the production of reports. 
  • Assume responsibility for authority control, database maintenance, and special projects. 
  • Develop and automate metadata ingest and deletion procedures. 
  • Facilitate collaboration within and external to the unit to ensure the most efficient and appropriate metadata standards and best practices are used in making physical, electronic, and digital materials discoverable and accessible. 
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 Lead Cataloger 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. 
  • Four years of professional experience with cataloging or metadata. 
  • 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. 
  • Familiarity with existing and emerging metadata standards and schemes, such as RDF, XML, Dublin Core, linked data, and BIBFRAME. 
  • Experience cataloging a variety of bibliographic, digital and physical formats. 
  • Evidence of innovation and leadership skills. 
  • Ability to train staff and prepare effective training materials and documentation. 
  • 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. 
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law (http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-130.html). 

Desired qualifications:
  • Experience with a national cooperative cataloging program such as NACO, BIBCO, CONSER or SACO. 
  • Advanced knowledge of the Alma system. 
  • Experience in performing name, series, and subject authority work. 
  • Demonstrated project management experience. 
  • Strong knowledge of computer technology with some programming knowledge. 
  • Reading, writing, or speaking skills in a second language. 
  • 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 may 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. 

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.Notice

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447 for information.

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