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Head of Digital Initiatives (Assistant/Associate Librarian)
Utah State University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and highly organized Head of Digital Initiatives to lead digital collection and scholarly communication services that support the research and teaching needs of the University. Reporting to the Director for Digital and Information Technology, the successful candidate will direct the Libraries' digital initiatives programs, including the Digital Library and Digital Commons institutional repository. This is a 12 month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of either Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian dependent upon qualifications. Responsibilities and duties include:
- Create and lead evolving digital services in alignment with the Libraries’ mission.
- Guide the development and implementation of digital asset and data management strategies, policies, standards, and procedures.
- Oversee, in collaboration with Special Collections & Archives curatorial staff, the creation of digital collections based on the Libraries’ significant special collections materials, and the University’s archival holdings.
- Oversee, in collaboration with Scholarly Communication staff, subject librarians, faculty, and others, the creation of institutional repository collections based on the University’s scholarly output.
- Lead a department of faculty librarians and classified staff, providing training, supervision, and mentoring.
- Work with appropriate staff to create, maintain and improve the Libraries’ local and hosted digital services (currently CONTENTdm and bepress Digital Commons).
- Provide leadership for cross-departmental digital projects within the Libraries.
- Act as the Libraries’ representative for digitization and metadata projects with other University teams and/or campus groups as appropriate.
- Continually seek to enhance discovery, sustainability, and usability of the Libraries’ digital assets.
- Work cross-departmentally to support discovery, access, management, storage, and preservation of the Libraries' digital assets and resources.
- Maintain in-depth knowledge in the identification, assessment, and implementation of trends and emerging technologies related to digital libraries.
- Engage in national and consortial efforts in the digital library domain, and seek mutually beneficial partnerships and collaborations with appropriate partners.
- Contribute to developments in the field of digital librarianship through active professional engagement, research, presentation, and publishing in appropriate venues.
- Maintain in-depth knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues that pertain to creating digital collections.
- Work collegially to achieve the Library’s mission and strategic goals.
- Contribute to the smooth operation of a service-oriented library and positive, healthy work environment.
- Cooperate in library-wide initiatives and serve on committees, project teams, and task forces.
- Serve as a subject librarian to one or more academic disciplines.
- ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree or accepted equivalent.
- Experience in creating and providing access to research and scholarly materials in digital form.
- Minimum of three years of progressively responsible library management experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of digital initiatives and scholarly communication issues in an academic library.
- Significant experience of digital standards and best practices for digital capture, scanning, metadata creation, digital preservation, and copyright laws.
- Highly effective communication skills, including listening, writing and speaking.
- Demonstrated problem solving skills.
- Ability to set and follow through on both individual and team priorities.
- Ability to meet the university’s requirements for promotion and tenure.
- Project management experience and demonstrated success in working collaboratively with a variety of constituencies.
- Experience working with and digitizing content for an academic special collections or archives department.
- Experience writing, implementing or administering digital preservation policies or programs.
- Understanding of issues surrounding collecting, hosting, and preserving born-digital material.
- Experience with CONTENTdm and/or bepress Digital Commons.
$50,000+ (depending on tenure rank) plus excellent benefits.
To apply online please visit: jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59919
Holman Library at Green River Community College is seeking an experienced instruction and reference librarian with a strong commitment to information literacy and to serving the needs of a diverse student population. Holman Library’s rapidly growing information literacy program is bolstered by faculty support, robust collections with secure funding sources, and institutional support for expansion. The successful candidate will collaborate with classroom faculty to develop information literacy instruction with meaningful assessments and to integrate information literacy into campus-wide learning outcomes. Holman Library encourages the growth and professional development of its librarians by supporting attendance at workshops, conferences, and institutes.
For the full job posting and application procedures, please see http://agency.governmentjobs.com/greenriveredu/default.cfm
under “Faculty Librarian.”
Deadline: April 14, 2014
The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from experienced, visionary, and creative librarians to provide leadership and expertise in information technology (IT) services as Faculty Director of Libraries Information Technology. The successful candidate will have a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the role of libraries in higher education and how technology enhances and supports our educational mission. The Faculty Director of Libraries Information Technology (LIT) reports to the Senior Associate Dean of Libraries and serves as a member of the Libraries Management Team which works collaboratively to articulate the vision and strategic direction of the Libraries. As a member of the faculty, this position supervises a department of two FTE faculty, 11.5 FTE professional and technical staff, and student assistants. This position plays a key role in developing strategies to support next generation library services and resources in conjunction with Libraries and campus colleagues. The faculty director assumes multifaceted roles and manages a department that provides webmaster functions, web development, coordination and support of digital user experience testing, digitization services, audio-visual media production, and desktop and server support. Providing technical support for Libraries’ faculty research goals is also a component of the director’s responsibilities. In addition, in the campus IT community, the faculty director maintains a leadership role that advocates for the Libraries’ needs in the development of the campus IT infrastructure.
The department provides IT services and support for the University Libraries. LIT cultivates relationships, partners, and collaborates with all Libraries units, the campus Office of Information Technology (OIT), Research Computing, University Information Systems, the Colorado Alliance, and an array of third-party vendors. The Faculty Director of LIT represents the Libraries in broad campus conversations about IT. The successful candidate must be dedicated to customer service and prepared to engage with all of the Libraries’ activities to understand the range of information technology needs. This department is responsible for mission-critical IT infrastructure and related services such as IT strategy; support of Libraries IT operations including approximately 500 work stations and 23 servers; managing instructional technology and spaces, library applications, web services and user experience; maintaining network interfaces, connections with the campus, and digital initiatives. This department also ensures that critical services supporting instruction and research missions are provided 24/7 to the campus as well as to citizens of Colorado.
This is a renewable, non-tenure-track faculty position that will be appointed at the Senior Instructor level. Successful candidates will be expected to engage in research and professional service activities. Position Requirements:
- Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in library and information science (MLIS) or equivalent
- Three or more years of progressively responsible library information technology experience
- Ability to develop, oversee implementation, and manage innovative technologies to enhance library services
- Significant supervisory experience that promotes teamwork among librarians, libraries IT professionals, and the campus community
- Awareness of the current developments in IT systems, standards, best practices, and trends related to academic libraries
- Proven ability to analyze and architect library technology systems in support of cross-unit library functions
- Excellent time and project management skills in concert with the ability to lead effectively
- Demonstrated ability to communicate technical issues and solutions effectively to a diverse set of stakeholders
- Demonstrated commitment to digital user experience, including web presence, digital collections, and related services
- Aptitude for solving problems and facilitating change
- Demonstrated ability to advocate for and cultivate an environment of diversity, respect, and inclusion
- Proven commitment to providing outstanding customer service
- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Appointment and Salary:
- Degree in information systems, computer science, or related discipline
- Five or more years of experience in a research library information technology department
- Experienced in managing relationships with third-party vendors
- Record of successfully obtaining and managing grant-funded technology initiatives
- Ability to collaborate with campus stakeholders and cultivate creative partnerships, e.g., campus museums and campus faculty
- Demonstrated ability to manage expectations and priorities diplomatically among various stakeholders
- Demonstrated experience with evaluation of build versus buy information technology solutions
- Demonstrated record of scholarship and professional service
The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), non-tenure track faculty member at the Senior Instructor level. The salary is competitive, and benefits include 22 working days vacation; 10 paid holidays; liberal sick leave; University group health care plan; group life insurance; TIAA/CREF, Fidelity, or Vanguard retirement/annuity; and support for scholarly/professional activities. Application Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by April 6, 2014, in order to be given full consideration. Application must be made online at http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/79539
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://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/about/jobLIT.htm
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 email@example.com. 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.
DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES FOR HEALTH SCIENCES
Responsibilities: Plan and
administer new library facility and program of services for a health sciences
center projected to include patient care services, workforce training programs,
undergraduate and graduate instruction, research labs and community outreach.
Supervise, train and evaluate staff of librarians with expertise in
optometry, pharmacy, and other disciplines supported by the Health Sciences
Center, technicians, and student workers. Provide reference service,
library instruction and research support. Develop collections,
information access, and support in health informatics. Support state-of-the-art
computing and studio facilities for both individual and group work. Serve
as library liaison to the researchers and clinicians housed in the Center.
Serve on Public Services Council with leaders of the Architecture and Art
Library, Music Library, Liaison Services, Special Collections, and Digital
Repository Services. Reports to the Associate Dean for Public Services.
The Director of
Library Services for Health Sciences 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: Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited program; subject
background in health sciences; supervisory experience; excellent
communication skills and strong service orientation; ability to work in
team-based environment. Preferred: AHIP certification; research
$75,000-$80,000 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.
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. Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135
support staff. Additional information about the University Libraries is
available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu.
Libraries’ Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to
specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, promoting outreach, and
increasing national recognition. Further information and the complete
document are available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/strategic-directions.
The Strategic Directions support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the
University and further drive for flagship status (http://www.uh.edu/about/initiatives/).
We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these
strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic
General Information: The
University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close
to 80 degree programs with an enrollment exceeding 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.
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 very 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-li...).
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
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Send letter of application, names of 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille,
Training, Assessment, and Statistics Coordinator, University of Houston, 114
University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000. Applications may also be
submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for
Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or email@example.com .
OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES,
WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Associate Librarian – Catalog Librarian (open rank) POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Under the direction of the head Librarian in charge of Technical Processing, the tenure-track Catalog Librarian will be responsible for the original cataloging of materials in a variety of formats as well as complex copy cataloging. The Catalog Librarian will also be responsible for the creation of metadata for digital collections. The Librarian will assist with the selection of cataloging/metadata projects for the department, as well as setting priorities for those projects. As a Texas Tech University faculty member the incumbent will be expected to engage in scholarly pursuits and other professional activities in accordance with Texas Tech Library’s standards for promotion and tenure. RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Serves as a member on teams and committees as needed, or as a resource.
- Follows established and published policies and procedures of the University.
- Completes weekly and monthly reports and statistics and other documentation as needed.
- Catalogs items ranging from digitally born oral histories to manuscript materials.
- Oversees student assistants on metadata projects.
- Supports cataloging and metadata needs of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.
Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library program. Preferred:
Experience (professional or non-professional) cataloging in an academic library using an integrated library system and OCLC. The librarian should have experience creating metadata using Dublin Core. Familiarization with current library and archival standards in cataloging and metadata creation including, but not limited to, EAD, MARC, Dublin Core, AACR2rev, and XML. Experience with RDA is also preferred. The candidate must have a strong customer service orientation and, should have organizational and communication acumen. Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage multiple tasks, with excellent organizational and follow-up skills. Leadership and supervisory skills are a plus. SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The position is a 12-month appointment with a nationally competitive salary. Librarians and archivists have academic status and are an integral part of the academic teaching and research mission of the University. Comprehensive benefits include choice of retirement programs, including TIAA-CREF; 12-17 state holidays; developmental leave opportunities; moving allowance; and no state or local income tax. GENERAL INFORMATION:
Texas Tech University (http://www.ttu.edu/)
is a state- supported institution with an enrollment of around 30,000. It offers a wide range of academic programs in colleges and schools, including graduate, law, and medicine. Texas Tech is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Greater Western Library Alliance and Texshare. The University Library (http://library.ttu.edu/
) has over 2.4 million volumes. Lubbock has a metropolitan population of over 284,000 and is the regional center for education, agriculture, health care, banking, and business. APPLICATION INFORMATION:
To apply for this position, please visit the Texas Tech University Personnel site at: https://jobs.texastech.edu/postings/search.
Please fill out the electronic application and attach a cover letter indicating qualifications and interest in the position, current vita, and names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. Texas Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, and we consider the needs of dual career couples. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University.
The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and user-oriented colleague for the position of Art and Architecture Librarian.Duties and Responsibilities:
The Art and Architecture Librarian has responsibility for developing collections and services to support scholarly users of information, serving as the primary liaison with the Department of Art, the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and the Arts and Administration, Product Design, and Digital Arts programs. This position provides reference and research consultation, collection development, and instructional and outreach services in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related disciplines. Service on library and campus committees is expected. Other related duties and projects will be assigned. Library faculty members are also encouraged to be professionally active through involvement in regional and national associations, research, or publication. This position is located in the Architecture & Allied Arts Library, and reports to the head of that department.Qualifications:
For a complete description and list of required and desired qualifications, please see: http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?subtype=academic
. Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package (see: http://hr.uoregon.edu
To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by April 14, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.To Apply:
Please submit a Word or PDF document that includes a cover letter, résumé, and list of four professional references to Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Human Resources Librarian, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 at firstname.lastname@example.org
.The University of Oregon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA-compliant institution committed to cultural diversity.
Associate Director of Scholarly Resources [Librarian IV]
Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
The University of Texas Libraries — The University of Texas at Austin The Benson Latin American Collection
The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/benson/
), a unit of the University of Texas Libraries (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/
), is one of the premiere libraries in the world focused on Latin America and Latino Studies. In partnership with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LLILAS) (http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/
), the Benson Collection is a regular destination for visitors from throughout the world. The Benson Collection is a specialized research library focusing on materials from and about Latin America, and materials relating to Latinos in the United States.
The Benson Collection is continually enriched by a vigorous acquisitions program and by a growing collection of original digital resources available online. The Benson Collection contains over 970,000 books, periodicals, and pamphlets and microforms, 4,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 19,000 maps, 11,500 broadsides, 90,500 photographs, and 50,000 items in a variety of other media. The Rare Books and Manuscripts division is one of four UT Austin sites with extensive holdings of rare materials—from the “first books” published in the Americas in sixteenth-century Mexico, to the personal libraries and papers of key figures in the contemporary history of Latin and Latino/a America. The Collection annually hosts hundreds of scholars from the United States, Latin American, Europe, and Asia.
Since 2011, the Benson Collection has been in formal partnership with LLILAS, now operating collaboratively as LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections under the leadership of a common Director. The Benson Collection staff is comprised of 6 librarians, 2 archivists, a curator, 8 support staff, student assistants, plus shared staff with LLILAS, including: a Chief of Staff, Associate Director for Development, Digital Scholarship Coordinator and Grant Writer.Responsibilities:
Reporting to the LILLAS Benson Director, the Associate Director of Scholarly Resources collaborates both with other librarians in the Benson Collection and with other bibliographers in the UT Libraries.
The Librarian serves as the lead administrator and head bibliographer for the Benson Collection. This includes serving as a key member of the leadership team of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections.Specific responsibilities include:
- Primary administrative responsibility for all Benson Collection departments, including Rare Books and Manuscripts, Public Services, Bibliographers, and Digital Scholarship. Provides leadership and vision in strategic planning and implementation. Monitors day-to-day library operations and activities. Works with LLILAS Benson Director, Chief of Staff and Senior Administrative Associate to develop and manage Benson budget, including endowments.
- Supervises and promotes the professional development of Benson Collection staff. Conducts annual performance reviews. Serves on the LLILAS Benson leadership team. Represents the Benson Collection on the University of Texas Libraries Administrative Council and other committees as appropriate.
- Sets priorities for Collection growth for both physical and digital collections. Selects materials, acquires books, and reviews and manages approval plans. Provides leadership, professional development and guidance for the Benson bibliographers. Works strategically with the Benson Archivist on rare materials acquisitions. Evaluates gift materials. Prepares and presents relevant collection statistics.
- Serves as a liaison with UT faculty, visiting scholars, and visitors on development and use of collections.
- Serves as the Benson Collection's principal contact for library matters. Represents the Benson Collection with the University of Texas Libraries, UT-Austin administration, patrons, donors and other stakeholders. Represents the Benson Collection at events. Represents the Benson Collection at regional, national and international meetings and conferences concerned with Latin American librarianship.
Advanced professional or academic degree that brings expertise relevant to library operations. Specialization in or thorough knowledge of the history and culture of Latin America/Caribbean. Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Portuguese. Demonstrated experience in collection development and management. Experience supervising and professionally developing staff. Experience managing budgets. Sufficient experience and expertise to be able to lead and supervise a staff increasingly oriented toward digital scholarship and to provide leadership in decision-making and strategic planning necessary for expanding an outstanding collection of rare archival materials. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, using tact, diplomacy and discretion at all times including ability to communicate with diverse populations. Work in a collaborative manner. Interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, students, researchers, donors and the public. Organize short- and long-term priorities and projects and work with multiple deadlines. Work independently and as a team member. Independent decision making and problem solving ability. Flexible and willing to take on new responsibilities.Preferred:
PhD strongly preferred. Experience working in a leadership position at a research library. Experience in strategic planning. Experience in policy development. Thorough knowledge of and commitment to digital scholarship initiatives. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Evidence of excellent written, communication and problem solving skills. Evidence of initiative, creative energy and resourcefulness. Awareness of and application of trends. Experience related to the duties.Salary and Benefits:
Minimum of $64,431 annually or more, negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. No state or local income tax. Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.Recruiting Schedule:
All interested candidates must complete an online application by going to:http://www.utexas.edu/hr/prospective/apply/process.html#completing
. Please follow all instructions given. When applying online, please also refer to job posting number 14-02-14-01-0082(https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/140214010082
). An email confirmation will be sent to those who apply online along with a set of job-related questions that candidates will be asked to return in order for their application materials to be complete.
Application materials should be submitted as soon as possible. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact: Library Human Resources: lib-HR@lib.utexas.edu (512-495-4360
The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups. Early career applicants are encouraged to apply.An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
The University of Houston invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair. The Dean of Libraries leads the University Libraries and advances the University’s mission of research and teaching by ensuring the provision of outstanding library services. The University Libraries comprises the M.D. Anderson Library and three branch libraries (Music, Optometry, and Architecture and Art). The Dean of Libraries serves as the chief executive of the Libraries, with responsibility for oversight of all administrative activities, including budget and personnel management. The Dean provides programmatic and strategic leadership to the Libraries and plays a critical role in the Libraries’ development activities. The Dean represents the Libraries within the University, and at the local, state, and national levels. The Dean reports directly to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and is a member of the Council of Deans.
The University of Houston has initiated a major capital campaign and the Libraries will have a significant role in this development effort. The Dean of Libraries will be expected to be deeply engaged in pursuing development opportunities and expanding relationships with donors. A full-time Director of Advancement is assigned to the University Libraries and works closely with the Dean.
The University Libraries employs over 69 professionals and 135 support staff. Overall, the campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. 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 Libraries enjoy an endowment of over $7 million, including three endowed chairs.
The Libraries actively supported the University’s Tier One effort and continues to focus on UH System’s Strategic Initiatives. The Libraries’ 2013 – 2016 Strategic Directions reflect the University’s top priorities and position the Libraries to be a contributor to these priorities.
The University of Houston is a publicly supported university, enrolling nearly 40,000 students. The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs. The University holds the classification of research university with very high activity, the highest Carnegie Foundation designation. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation. Qualifications:
A master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association; significant and progressive leadership experience in a comprehensive research or university library; a record of research and publication to support appointment to an endowed chair; demonstrated understanding of the role of libraries in the academy; demonstrated commitment to diversity and promoting a collegial work environment; and evidence of commitment to the field of librarianship through appropriate professional service. Applications:
Applications should include a cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position stated in this announcement, a detailed curriculum vitae or resume, and a list of five professional references. Applications should be submitted by email to UHLibrariesDean@uh.edu
. Application Deadline:
Applications received by March 24 will be given first consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Additional information that may be helpful to prospective candidates includes: The University of Houston Libraries Employment page
- http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment The University of Houston Libraries Strategic Directions 2013- 2016 - http://info.lib.uh.edu/sites/default/files/docs/strategic-directions/2013-2016-libraries-strategic-directions-final.pdf The University of Houston Libraries web site – http://info.lib.uh.edu/ The University of Houston System Strategic Initiatives – http://www.uh.edu/about/initiatives/ The University of Houston web site -http://www.uh.edu/ THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Arizona State University Libraries
Arizona State University seeks a change-making knowledge architect
to revolutionize the role of the chief librarian
in a growing research university. The next leader of our libraries will conceptualize, design, and implement a 21st century suite of digital assets, stored knowledge, dynamic spaces, and exceptional services that promote excellence in research, teaching, and learning. Directly reporting to the University Provost, the person chosen for this position will create and implement a new strategic vision for the existing multiple libraries of Arizona State University while managing its extensive facilities, collections, and personnel across four physical campuses and online.
ASU is an entrepreneurial knowledge enterprise generating more than $400 million in annual research expenditures and educating over 75,000 students, including PhD students across an extensive range of traditional and interdisciplinary academic programs. ASU Libraries serve the largest university in the nation, with a student body that includes a growing number of students online and at locations outside of the metropolitan Phoenix area, including a physical location at Lake Havasu City. Currently numbering around 10,000 students, ASU’s online enrollment is projected to reach 30,000 students by the end of the decade. As a member institution of the Association of Research Libraries, we seek a collaborative and innovative leader who will develop services and collections for the rapidly evolving world of information, technology and higher education. ASU’s knowledge architect will have an opportunity to create the future of American research libraries.
The ASU libraries consist of Hayden Library, Noble Science and Engineering Library, the Architecture and Environmental Design Library, and Music Library on the Tempe campus; the Fletcher Library on the West campus; the Library on the Polytechnic campus; and the Library at the Downtown Phoenix campus. ASU Libraries also collaborates with the Ross-Blakely Law Library. More information about the ASU libraries is available at http://lib.asu.edu
As a model of a New American University, ASU is committed to excellence, access, and impact. Read more about ASU at http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/about
. Specific responsibilities of the role include:
- Establish a shared vision that advances the University’s Design Aspirations and the mission of the University Libraries.
- Develop and implement a strategic plan to promote the vision.
- Engage in productive, collaborative relationships with the Deans, Provost, President, other University administrators, and external university partners and communities to support the University's research needs and advance scholarly literacy and use of information technologies.
- Foster excellence in research, scholarship, teaching and learning.
- Envision the possibilities of emerging technologies and guide the implementation of appropriate technologies in library applications.
- Expand university, regional, national or international cooperation in resource sharing and preservation, advocacy, networking and collection development.
- Advocate for the ASU Libraries within the university and the larger community.
- Secure the support necessary to provide innovative, outstanding, and efficient resources and services.
- Facilitate the preservation, access, and reuse of the University’s research output
- Promote creativity, diversity, and a positive working and learning environment within the ASU Libraries.
- Recruit, retain, and lead high quality librarians and staff members
- Professional record commensurate with expectations for leadership of a major research university library system
- Demonstrated record of visionary innovative leadership and skilled fiscal management
- Documented evidence of ability to be an effective executive in a complex organization
- Proven ability to assess, implement, and apply the best emerging technologies for the promotion of information and knowledge management, discovery, and learning.
- Experience working effectively and collaboratively with diverse populations including students, faculty, and staff.
- Doctoral degree
- Demonstrated commitment to research and scholarly activity with an understanding of traditional and innovative methods of information management and dissemination.
- Demonstrated experience with program evaluation, assessment, and data-driven decision-making.
This position is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment.
To apply, please send—as a single PDF—a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for five references to George Justice, Dean of Humanities and Chair of the University Librarian Search Committee, at UniversityLibrarianSearch@asu.edu
. Inquiries other than application status can be directed to George Justice, Dean of Humanities and Chair of the University Librarian Search Committee, at George.Justice@asu.edu
. Review of applications will begin April 11, 2014; if not filled, every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University encourages and supports diversity among applicants and employees. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/
Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a highly creative, energetic, and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as a First Year Experience & Outreach Librarian. This position requires an imaginative approach to outreach efforts at a large research university. The successful candidate will possess a dedicated passion for reaching first year students and the ability to inspire learning. This position provides opportunities for innovation, exploration, and professional growth in creating scalable information literacy programming and outreach activities for first year classes exceeding 10,000 students. 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 to the Coordinator of Learning and Outreach, this position is part of a creative team that provides leadership and direction in support of the Texas A&M Libraries’ instruction and outreach program. Collaborating with key campus and community partners, this position coordinates programming related to students’ very first interactions with the University Libraries. Responsibilities include: innovative promotion of library services to undergraduate students; energetic presentations to large undergraduate groups; coordination of the libraries’ presence at new student orientation events (ex. Fish Camp, T-Camp, Howdy Camp, FOW, ExCEL); introduction of information literacy concepts to the majority of first year courses (ex. ENGL 102); close collaboration with the Libraries’ Marketing unit to develop targeted outreach messaging; assessment of first year promotion and instruction efforts; coordination of programming for visiting high school groups; and development of imaginative approaches to engaging underserved undergraduate populations. As a part of the Learning & Outreach team, this Librarian will also actively participate in building information literacy programming and professional development opportunities for colleagues in the University Libraries.
Possible subject specialist duties or reference assignments for this position will be determined in accordance with the candidate’s expertise and/or prior experience, as well as organizational needs. This position will coordinate occasional evening and weekend programming and attend some off-campus outreach events. For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit: http://library.tamu.edu/about/employment/faculty-positions