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Information Technology Manager-- The Orbis Cascade Alliance

posted by Lars Hagelin

The Orbis Cascade Alliance seeks applications for the position of Information Technology Manager to provide leadership in evaluating technologies and technical support of Orbis Cascade Alliance services.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Guided by the consortium’s mission, vision, values, and strategic agenda, work is non-routine and requires a creative approach to program management and leadership. This position will: provide technical support for the consortium’s Shared Integrated Library System (Shared ILS, based on the Ex Libris Alma and Primo tools), including Alma Network Zone record loading, troubleshooting, and other maintenance tasks; perform data flow monitoring, reporting, and extension of Alma and Primo through published APIs; lead support for the Alliance’s technical infrastructure, including management of local and cloud servers, content management systems/web sites, and administrative databases, which includes responsibility for vendor relations, upgrades, migration, monitoring performance, and security (desktop computing support is contracted out and not a responsibility of this position); provide technical support for the consortium’s unique and distinctive collections services, including the Encoded Archival Description database and archival collection management service; participate on teams implementing the Alliance’s Strategic Agenda, including researching, recommending, implementing, and supporting new technologies in a complex multi-state multi-institutional environment. Working in the Orbis Cascade Alliance offices in Eugene, Oregon, this position reports to the Systems Program Manager, and is an integral part of the Systems Program.


Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Orbis Cascade Alliance positions are covered by the University of Oregon’s generous benefits package (see: http://hr.uoregon.edu/benefits).


Deadline for submission: March 11, 2016


For more information and application procedures, see: http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?subtype=administrative.

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

Copy Cataloging Manager-- Kansas State University

posted Feb 9, 2016, 4:29 AM by Lars Hagelin

Kansas State University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Copy Cataloging Manager.

This position will provide leadership for copy cataloging operations and directly supervise up to 4 copy catalogers. Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program and minimum 2 years cataloging experience in advanced copy cataloging or original cataloging required. Priority screening of applications begins February 26, 2016. Visit http://www.lib.k-state.edu/jobs to learn more. 

Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Kansas State University encourages diversity among its employees. Background check required.

Head, Research & Instructional Services-- University of Oregon Libraries

posted Feb 8, 2016, 4:45 AM by Lars Hagelin

Eugene, OR
Closes: March 7, 2016

The University of Oregon Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Research and Instructional Services (RIS). The successful candidate will have the vision, experience, and expertise to lead a highly engaged team within the Libraries that encompasses the critical services and programs for reference, research, data management and instructional services. This position requires an outstanding, dynamic candidate with strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills, and a passion for enhancing the instructional, research, and service mission of the university.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research Services, the Head, RIS is responsible for: the administration of the RIS Department in the Knight Library; ensuring the department’s successful participation in the Libraries’ strategic planning process; overseeing services offered by the Knight Library Research/Information Desk and anticipating changes in research services brought on by changing user expectations; leadership of the Instruction and Outreach Advisory Committee in planning, delivering, and assessing course-integrated instruction, credit-bearing LIB courses, collaborative curricular initiatives, and outreach and engagement with campus partners; supervision and assistance with goal-setting, training and mentoring for department staff members; representing the department on the Library Council, the Library’s operations and management group; fostering communication with Library Administration and Library Council; participating in appropriate professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field, and to meet criteria for promotion and retention; and contributing to the University’s goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Depending on Library priorities and individual interests, the Head may also participate in other activities. The RIS Department consists of 13.0 FTE librarians, 1.25 FTE classified staff members, and several student assistants.

For more information, qualifications, and application procedures, see: http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?subtype=academic.

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

Head of Core Technology and Applications-- University of Colorado at Boulder

posted Feb 8, 2016, 4:43 AM by Lars Hagelin

CU Libraries - 03724

About CU Libraries:

As the flagship University of Colorado’s multi-campus system, 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 thirty-four 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.

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. 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, audio-visual 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.

What your key responsibilities will be:

The Head of Core Technology and Applications (CTA) for CU Boulder Libraries provides broad technical expertise and strong project/people management skills to lead a service-oriented IT team developing, supporting and extending core technology and applications for the Libraries. Core technology and applications facilitate discovery and access of library resources, advance Libraries teaching and learning initiatives, and support internal operations. Working closely with the Office of Information Technology (OIT), the Head of CTA plans and implements infrastructure for desktop support, server and storage management and administration, classroom and conference room audio/visual resources, and other shared initiatives.

The Head of CTA reports to the Faculty Director of Libraries Information Technology and supervises five full-time employees. In this role, the Head of CTA will develop a team highly regarded across the organization for its technical competency and outstanding customer service. Through regular communication with Libraries faculty and staff, the Head of CTA maintains ongoing awareness of user needs and satisfaction with core library IT services, establishes operational transparency, and identifies and delivers user training programs to increase staff expertise and self-sufficiency. Within the LIT department, the Head of CTA sets team priorities, assesses progress, and participates in strategic planning and execution.

What we can offer:

In addition to a competitive, market-based salary, the University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement (with a 2-for-1 employer match), generous paid time off, tuition benefit and an RTD ECO Bus Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be creative. Be visionary. Be imaginative. Be Boulder.

What we require:
  • Bachelor’s degree; education and/or relevant experience as described below may besubstituted for the degree on a year-for-year basis
  • 5 years of experience that includes a combination of:
  • IT management experience with increasing responsibility in a customer-focusedtechnology service organization, AND
  • Experience in information systems and technology implementation
  • Experience managing, motivating, and leading teams with demonstrated success inteam building, mentoring, and creating positive, high-functioning work environments.
  • Demonstrated success leading change and setting/implementing strategic goalsthat align with organizational priorities.
  • Experience implementing process and operational improvements to increaseefficiency, effective use of resources, and quality of service.
What you will need:
  • Strong commitment to transparency, inclusiveness, and customer service.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with flexible approach toproblem-solving and record of fostering strong collaborative partnerships.
  • Ability to lead/manage multiple concurrent projects and adapt to shifting priorities and demands
What we’d like you to have:
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Familiarity with academic library technology and applications. 
  • Knowledge of ITIL or ITSM principles. 
Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, please apply by February 23, 2016.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Click here to view Special Instructions and General Information for Veterans and Classified Staff positions.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV Application

Materials Instructions: To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at www.cu.edu/cu-careers:
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience meet the requirements and qualifications listed in this posting.
Please name your documents as follows: First-Last-Resume-Job Number; First-Last-CL-Job Number. 
During upload, please indicate the type of document to ensure accurate submission.


Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: hresmail@colorado.edu
Position Number: 00722813

Head of Digital Scholarship Services-- J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

posted Feb 8, 2016, 4:38 AM by Lars Hagelin

LOCATION: Salt Lake City, UT
FULL CONSIDERATION: March 3, 2016
POSTING LINK: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/48882

Brief Description:

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an energetic, visionary, innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Head of Digital Scholarship Services. This is an excellent opportunity to expand and refine existing programming in the Library and to develop new programs and opportunities. Managing a team of three library staff and reporting to the Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication, the successful candidate will:
  • Lead efforts in the library and on campus to pursue scholarly publishing initiatives that support the dissemination of the results of research and scholarship at the University of Utah. 
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of USpace (the University of Utah’s institutional repository) 
  • Pursue a forward-looking vision focused on aiding faculty, staff and students in making their scholarly output available 
While this position focuses primarily on digital scholarship services and the institutional repository, 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. This position may participate as a member of the College and Interdisciplinary Teams as a library liaison to one or more academic departments. The Head of Digital Scholarship Services will assist with implementing the Marriott Library’s Strategic Directions (http://bit.ly/1KBroYK) and will be expected to be professionally active through participation in appropriate professional societies and through research and publication.

Required qualifications:
  • Terminal degree in a relevant field; ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS preferred. 
  • Three years of experience in an academic or research library. 
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently, and to promote teamwork among colleagues. 
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative as a team leader in order to accomplish departmental, library, and institutional goals. 
  • Outstanding analytical, organizational, project, and time management skills and the ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Excellent written and verbal skills and strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population. 
  • Capacity to thrive in the fast-paced, future-oriented environment of a research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. 
  • Evidence of active participation and involvement in professional and scholarly associations and a record of scholarly engagement, typically demonstrated through publications and presentations, and commitment to professional issues and involvement. 
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law (http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-130.html). 
Desired qualifications:
  • Two years of experience with institutional repositories, digital initiatives, digital metadata, and/or emerging scholarly publishing models. 
Compensation: $60,000-70,000 dependent on qualifications, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% retirement contribution to TIAA-CREF/Fidelity, medical and dental coverage, and generous paid sick and vacation time.

Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by March 3, 2016.

Web Site Designer/Developer-- University of Arizona Libraries

posted Feb 5, 2016, 3:52 AM by Lars Hagelin

Web Site Designer/Developer; (Potential to be Hired at Senior or Principal Level)
The University of Arizona, University Libraries, User Experience (Dept. 1709)
Classification: Appointed Professional; Full-Time; Exempt; Permanent Duration
Location: Main Campus, Tucson

Position Summary:

The University of Arizona Libraries is looking for two (2) creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated individuals who are passionate about user-centered design and interested in being part of a dynamic, collaborative environment at a large academic library.

Our talented staff is energized by building and contributing to excellent user experiences. With these positions we aim to improve the discoverability, accessibility and usability of our digital products and services while maintaining a strong focus on user-centered design.

As an academic library we are responsible for supporting multiple audiences (undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, community users, and donors) while providing a broad range of collections and services. We need to reflect the enormous value that our complex organization provides through an intuitive and engaging web presence.

As a part of the library’s web team, you’ll have opportunities to do different types of design work on a range of projects, and to work with departments across the organization. You will be especially involved in supporting Marketing Communications and Special Collections by designing websites that promote library events, services, and resources.

Working closely with other designers, developers, and user experience and communications professionals, you’ll create useful, usable, and accessible web products that help our users achieve their academic and personal goals.

You’ll have support for your work and operate in a respectful environment where we value risk-taking, learning, and open communication. We share responsibility for our successes and failures, we see opportunities in challenges, and we value diverse viewpoints and the learning that comes from challenging our assumptions.

We have a great team committed to using the best tools and approaches to support our work. We build web sites mobile-first, using HTML5, CSS3, and the front-end build tools that work best for us. We make design decisions and test our assumptions with the help of in-house user research and content strategy experts. We take deliberate steps to back each other up in our work and we share in successes and learn from failures together.

In addition to an agile workflow approach that is continuously being improved, we use the communication and development tools that work best for us. Currently we use Redmine for issue tracking, Git for version control and Gulp and Sass for front-end development. We deploy new code often and iteratively so that our work provides value to users sooner, and we have automated tools that help us do so with confidence. Don’t worry – we don’t expect you to know all the tools we use coming in, but we hope you’d be excited to learn! We’re always working on improving our workflow process and tools we use to get our work done and we expect you to contribute to that endeavor.

The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, see http://whyua.arizona.edu/.

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS). Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Designs innovative, useful, usable, and engaging library websites and tools:
    • Leads and coordinates design work for websites, digital exhibits and custom web applications.
    • Empowers the web team to meet user and organizational goals by building design into every site and tool we make.
    • Understands and applies the principles of user-centered design.
    • Applies principles of usability and accessibility to all design and development.
    • Makes thoughtful design decisions based on user research, organizational goals, and stakeholder feedback.
    • Provides visual design support for new and legacy websites.
  • Supports library websites, web content, and digital marketing efforts:
    • Works closely with the user experience librarian and content strategist to produce designs that put our content in the spotlight.
    • Applies consistent branding and messaging to help the library communicate clearly and effectively across channels.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders and other library units:
    • Serves on the website steering group and contributes to planning for future phases of web design and development.
    • Communicates regularly with key stakeholders in other library departments including Marketing Communications, Access and Information Services, Research and Learning, Special Collections, and the Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship.
    • Facilitates conversations, presents concepts thoughtfully, and translates technical jargon into plain language for stakeholders.
  • Solves problems and constantly improves processes and practices:
    • Continually learns about new tools and techniques in web design, front-end development, digital marketing, and user experience design.
    • Contributes to improving the processes and tools we use to do our work.
    • Isolates, identifies, articulates and resolves problems.
    • Performs testing and debugging.
    • Assists with maintenance of and improvements to the Libraries’ web products.
    • Educates others about design work and helps to establish and document best practices.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications:
  • To be considered at the level of Web Site Designer/Developer:
    • Three years of progressively responsible web site design and/or development experience; OR, an Associate’s degree in a related field AND two years of web site design and/or development experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
  • To be considered at the level of Web Site Designer/Developer, Senior:
    • Five years of progressively responsible web site design and/or development experience; OR, Associate’s degree in a related field AND four years of web site design and/or development experience; OR, Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND two years of web site design and/or development experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
  • To be considered at the level of Web Site Designer/Developer, Principal:
    • Six years of progressively responsible web site design and/or development experience; OR, Associate’s degree in a related field AND five years web site design and/or development experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
  • Strong communication skills, including active listening and the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse faculty, staff and students.
  • Evidence of excellent web design skills.
  • Demonstrated evidence of experience designing responsive websites.
  • Enthusiasm in learning about design and frontend development.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficiency in writing semantic, standards-compliant, and accessible HTML.
  • Demonstrated experience with version control systems (currently we use Git).
  • Proficiency in writing CSS and JavaScript to progressively enhance content.
  • Skill in selecting and using front-end development tools (currently we use Sass and Gulp).
  • Experience designing for content management systems (currently we use Drupal and Omeka).
Salary/Benefits: The Posted Rate of Pay varies based on the level of position:
  • Web Site Designer/Developer: $16.78 – $22.04 Per Hour
  • Web Site Designer/Developer, Senior: $47,059 – $62,830 Annually
  • Web Site Designer/Developer, Principal: $55,213 – $72,980 Annually
All position levels include full benefits. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Opened: 01/28/2016. First Review of applications begins on 02/17/2016. Closes: Open Until Filled. Applying by the first review date ensures your application materials are reviewed. To Apply: Quicklink to the posting for Job # S21016 on The University of Arizona’s job board and application system at:http://uacareers.com/postings/8245. Complete an application, attach your resume and prepare a letter of interest that describes how your experience and qualifications are fitting for this position. Please submit examples from your design portfolio or provide URL for accessing examples online. Application materials mailed/emailed to the department will not be accepted. The UA conducts pre-employment screenings for all positions, including work history, academic, criminal and driver’s license checks.

For questions regarding The UA Careers application system contact: 520-621-3662; TDD 621-8299 (M-F 8-5). For questions about the Libraries or status of the posting, contact Glenda Hendrickson, Library HR, 520-621-6429 or ghendric@email.arizona.edu. The University of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer-M/W/D/V.

Serials Cataloging/Metadata Librarian-- Texas A&M University Libraries

posted Feb 4, 2016, 11:58 AM by Lars Hagelin

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as the Serials Cataloging/Metadata Librarian. 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.

Reporting through the Director of Metadata and Cataloging the Serials Cataloging/Metadata Librarian is responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging, as well as the enhancement of records for serials in all formats, primarily electronic, according to established national guidelines and standards. The Librarian will participate in the planning and review of non-MARC metadata for various digital collections in the Libraries’ repository and future digital asset management system. The Librarian will also participate with other cataloging faculty in developing policies and procedures in accordance with national standards and best practices. The Librarian may assist in the cataloging of databases and websites and in resolving post-cataloging problems, conflicts in bibliographic records, and upgrading existing data. The Librarian may contribute and modify name, subject and series authority records through the NACO and SACO branches of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging. The Librarian may also participate in teams involving other units relating to the preparation of collections for remote storage facilities.

The person in this position must be a self-starter, detail-oriented and enjoy solving problems in a collaborative, collegial environment with continually evolving technologies. The Librarian is expected to maintain knowledge of national trends and developments in cataloging and metadata standards, understanding how they impact all areas of the library integrated library system and the ability of users to discover and access content.

Required Qualifications:
  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree (or international equivalent)
  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program (or international equivalent)
  • Knowledge of cataloging standards and practices, including RDA, Library of Congress subject headings and classification schedules
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail and problem solving skills, including the ability to identify, analyze and evaluate problems and devise solutions
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently as an individual and collaboratively and collegially in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively, balance multiple responsibilities, and adjust accordingly to changing priorities, needs, and deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Strong customer service orientation
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience performing original and/or copy cataloging serials, preferably in an academic or research library
  • Knowledge of one or more non-MARC metadata standards
  • Knowledge of authority records and their functions in the catalog
  • Familiarity with migrations of legacy data between standards and platforms
  • Reading knowledge in one or more languages other than English
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 $50,500. 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 March 3, 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.

Scholarly Communication Librarian-- Digital Collections, University of Wyoming Libraries

posted Feb 4, 2016, 5:02 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Wyoming seeks applicants for a Scholarly Communication Librarian to join our growing Digital Collections office. The successful candidate will provide energetic leadership for scholarly communication initiatives and will manage the institutional repository (IR).

Responsibilities: Manage the Wyoming Scholars Repository (http://repository.uwyo.edu/) including daily operations, adding and editing content, creating policies and procedures, and assessing IR functionality and usage. Work both independently and in collaboration with liaison librarians, university faculty, and the Office of Research to develop and add new content to the IR. Serve as library resource on copyright, fair use and open access issues. Coordinate workshops and training in support of the IR and other scholarly communication topics. Monitor developments in scholarly communication, open access, and related initiatives and communicate their implications to library and university stakeholders. Work closely with Digital Collections staff for IR support and maintenance.

As a member of the library faculty, the successful candidate is expected to pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service and professional development (http://www.uwyo.edu/generalcounsel/_files/docs/UW-Reg-7-631.pdf.) This position reports to the Head of Digital Collections.

Required qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, organizational and writing skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly publishing issues including copyright, open access, and authors' rights
  • Experience with institutional repository platforms (such as BePress, Dspace, or similar)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with digital initiatives in a library environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital conversion, file transfer, and file management
  • Ability to collaborate and build relationships with librarians and university faculty in a rapidly changing environment
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience communicating with scholarly publishers about open access, author rights, and/or copyright
  • Demonstrated success with project management, leading project groups/ teams, and bringing diverse stakeholders together
  • Knowledge of funding agency requirements for public access to research
  • Demonstrated ability to assess services or collections
  • Demonstrated research interest and scholarly activity in the field
Application and salary:

Review of applications will begin on February 29, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated. Minimum salary is $47,000 dependent on qualifications and experience; 12-month appointment, 22 days' vacation; sick leave, group health insurance, state and TIAA-CREF retirement plans, no state income tax. Please direct questions to Ms. Birgit Burke at 307-766-3279 or e-mail burek@uwyo.edu.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Application Materials Required:

To apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of three professional references, as well as three professional letters of reference to:

Birgit Burke, Assistant to the Dean
University of Wyoming Libraries
1000 E. University Avenue, Department 3334
Laramie, WY 82071
Fax: 307-766-2510
E-mail: burek@uwyo.edu

Please follow-up faxed or e-mailed applications with copy via mail.

Technical Services Librarian-- Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO)

posted Feb 2, 2016, 4:31 AM by Lars Hagelin

Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is seeking applicants for a Technical Services Librarian, FT, 12 month exempt position w/ benefits. M.L.S./M.L.I.S. from an ALA accredited institution is required. For detailed job information including further minimum qualifications and the application process please visit www.fortlewis.edu/jobs and click on the Exempt Positions link. 

Applications received by February 29, 2016 will be given full consideration. Fort Lewis College is an AA/EO employer.

Digital Scholarship Librarian (Assistant Librarian)-- Utah State University Libraries

posted Jan 29, 2016, 8:14 AM by Lars Hagelin

Utah State University (USU) Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and proactive librarian to contribute to the management of the Libraries’ digital scholarship efforts, including the university’s institutional repository, DigitalCommons@USU, and other scholarly communication activities. DigitalCommons@USU is a thriving resource well poised for growth and deeper integration with teaching and research at USU. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in the extensive scholarly communication landscape including: digital publishing and preservation, open access, open education, open data, and related intellectual property issues.

Reporting to the Head of Digital Initiatives, the position is a 12-month, tenure track faculty appointment with rank as Assistant Librarian. The Digital Scholarship Librarian works both independently and in a collaborative environment to educate the USU community about the creation and use of digital content with particular emphasis on DigitalCommons and the Digital Library. This includes promoting DigitalCommons@USU as a tool to curate and disseminate creative and scholarly work and advancing both DigitalCommons and the Digital Library as resources to enhance research and teaching activities across the USU campuses. This position also contributes to efforts to raise awareness of related issues such as open access, open educational resources, data management, and copyright.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement scholarly communication programs and initiatives. 
  • Manage the development and growth of DigitalCommons@USU and coordinate outreach to support these efforts. 
  • Build and maintain collaborative partnerships with faculty, researchers, and other campus units. 
  • Promote and support USU’s Open Access Policy and data management efforts across campus. 
  • Promote the use of library resources as digital scholarship and support library efforts to integrate these resources into the curriculum. 
  • Work collaboratively across the Library to identify and promote digital tools to enhance research and teaching. 
  • Serve as a subject librarian to one or more academic disciplines. 
Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited Masters degree (awarded or near completion) 
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills 
  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in scholarly communication, digital publishing and preservation, and data management 
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills 
  • Ability to set and follow through on both individual and team priorities 
  • Interest in learning new technologies and working in a dynamic environment 
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills 
  • Ability to meet the University's requirements for promotion and tenure 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Project management experience 
  • Experience in an academic library setting 
  • Familiarity with rights management issues in digital environments 
  • Familiarity with repository platforms 
Salary is $40,000, plus excellent benefits. Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package, to include medical and dental with a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 22 days/year vacation. The Library provides generous support for professional development and travel.

Utah State University is a multi-campus, land-grant institution. Utah State University’s campus in Logan is located 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, within easy driving distance of many national parks. The surrounding Wasatch Mountains, including ski resorts, trails, lakes and rivers, place Utah State University in one of the finest outdoor recreational environments in the nation.

To apply go to the Job Quick Link: https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=1141

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