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Associate Dean for Research and Education-- University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries

posted Jul 11, 2014, 8:58 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Associate Dean for Research and Education in its University Libraries. 

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Located in one of the most exciting cities in the nation UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 27,000 students and 2,800 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has professional programs in law, architecture, performing arts and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a growing urban research institution. Major areas of strategic focus for the campus are: attaining a Carnegie Foundation designation as Tier One "Research University/Very High" (RU/VH) and entering the top 100 American research universities; planning for a public medical school in Southern Nevada that will boost the regional economy and provide the community with more access to quality health care.

UNLV faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people that contribute to UNLV's mission of teaching, research, and service. On a vibrant campus you will find a supportive workplace, and tools to help you achieve professional and personal growth. For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu.

PROFILE of the LIBRARIES and the RESEARCH and EDUCATION DIVISION
University Libraries is comprised of Lied Library and three branch libraries. We are a gateway to more than 20,000 electronic journals, 1.7 million books, including more than 500,000 e-books, and extensive special collections that actively document and preserve the history of Southern Nevada. The University Libraries is home to two renowned research centers: the Center for Gaming Research and the Oral History Research Center.

The Associate Dean for the Research and Education (RED) Division directly supervises four department heads and three branch heads, and has overall responsibility for 40 staff members, of which 20 are library faculty. RED departments include the Library Liaisons Program, Educational Initiatives, New Media Services, User Services, and three branch libraries - the Architecture Studies Library, the Curriculum Materials Library, and the Music Library. Other areas within the scope of RED are campus outreach and collaborations, campus communications, public technology, and public space planning.

The Research and Education Division (RED) fosters collaborations that contribute to our users' academic success, research, and lifelong learning. The Division positively impacts student learning and supports the research and scholarly agenda of the University.

ROLE of the POSITION
University Libraries' vision is to define the new academic research library-bringing people and information together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution, the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaging researchers and learners. The Associate Dean for Research and Education will play a key leadership role in realizing this vision.

Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, this position is part of the Libraries' senior management team and leads the Research and Education Division (RED) providing direction, oversight and leadership in several areas of strategic emphasis:
  • Building initiatives and fostering collaborations that positively impact student learning and support the research and scholarly endeavors of the University. 
  • Leading space planning efforts to ensure that UNLV Libraries' spaces, both physical and virtual, evolve in response to next-generation technologies, user expectations, and patterns in learning and research collaboration
  • Overseeing the service integrity of the Libraries at all service desks and interactions
  • Collaborating with campus partners and playing a leadership role in campus relations to integrate the Libraries in support of the campus educational and research mission. The Associate Dean represents the Libraries' interests on a wide range of initiatives and standing groups, such as Associate Deans for Research and Associate Deans for Academic Affairs.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible attitude. He or she will have a proven capacity to build innovative programs and services in support of teaching and research and to develop and grow a motivated and knowledgeable staff.

As a tenured library faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively, effectively, and collegially in teams with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students; engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
  • A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Minimum seven years of experience in increasingly responsible management positions in an academic library
  • Experience in developing library policy, articulating vision and providing leadership and direction towards achieving strategic goals
  • Significant experience in the development and implementation of educational initiatives
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the research lifecycle, and experience in the development and implementation of services in support of research
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends and issues in higher education that impact teaching and research
  • Demonstrated commitment to user-focused services and working collaboratively and constructively with a wide range of groups and individuals
  • Evidence of excellent organization skills and sound judgment
  • Ability to resolve conflict and manage change; evidence of energy, creativity, initiative and commitment to professional growth
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently and collegially
  • Demonstrated experience in developing working partnerships with academic departments and other campus communities
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Experience, reputation, and scholarship record sufficient to meet criteria for appointment as a tenured faculty member
Preferred: experience with space planning, experience with assessment methods that demonstrate value of libraries to institutional mission; knowledge of scholarly communication landscape and role of libraries in data lifecycle management; experience writing successful grant proposals; experience in maintaining donor relationships.

SALARY RANGE
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank III or IV (equivalent to an Associate Professor or Professor). Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The review of materials will begin August 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to the Associate Dean for Research and Education Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu.

Application Information
Contact: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Online App. Form: https://hrsearch.unlv.edu

UNLV is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Assessment and Statistics Coordinator-- University of Houston Libraries

posted Jul 9, 2014, 6:15 AM by Lars Hagelin

Responsibilities: Building on an existing culture of assessment, the newly created position of Assessment and Statistics Coordinator will have broad responsibility for coordinating assessment activities and overseeing the reporting of statistical information for the University Libraries. The position will report to the Senior Associate Dean of Libraries.
  • Serves as the Library an expert and coordinator for the integration of assessment into library planning and service improvement.
  • Collaborates with a wide range of Library units to evaluate, recommend, and implement processes and procedures for measuring the effectiveness of Library-wide activities, such as user services, collections, technology, and physical and virtual spaces
  • Administers, interprets and reports findings from standard assessment tools such as LibQUA+L.
  • As necessary, develops surveys, conducts focus groups and undertakes other assessment initiatives to help the library understand user needs and/or user satisfaction levels.
  • Disseminates the results of assessment activities to university administration, library administration, library staff and users of the library as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with relevant units in the Libraries to build a central repository of data about the libraries. This repository will include ARL data as well as other data about Library collections, library activities, library and staff accomplishments, etc.
  • Gathers and reports data required of the University Libraries by local, regional, and national organizations such as the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the National Center for Educational Statistics.
  • Assists library staff in developing research projects that can lead to publication or service improvement.
  • Advises and assists library staff with Internal Review Board (IRB) applications required for human subjects research.
  • Responds to requests for data from University administration.
Qualifications:
Required –
  • ALA-Accredited degree
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of statistical methodology and appropriate interpretation and application of statistical information
  • Experience with software analysis tools such as Excel and SPSS.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative assessment, including such activities as survey design, focus groups and usability testing.
Preferred –
  • Significant professional experience in an academic library, preferably in an ARL library.
  • Knowledge of LibQUAL+ and MINES, and electronic usage standards such as COUNTER.
Salary: $60,000 – $62,000 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. Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu .

The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, improving 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 the Tier One effort (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 imperatives.

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.

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 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-list-of-americas-coolest-cities-to-live/ ).

For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://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. 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: dcamille@uh.edu .

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, 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.

Geospatial Librarian-- Texas A&M University Libraries

posted Jun 26, 2014, 9:33 AM by Lars Hagelin

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as Geospatial Librarian in the Map & GIS Library. This is a non-tenure track, clinical faculty position. Successful candidates will be expected to engage in professional service activities, consistent with the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion.

Reporting to the Coordinator of the Map & GIS Library, the Geospatial Librarian:
  • Responds to GIS patron consultations and requests
  • Develops and delivers instruction and outreach on GIS in all subjects, often collaborating with subject librarians
  • Develops guides, FAQs and tutorials for GIS techniques
  • Collaborates with the GIS Coordinator to train and oversee GIS student employees in their interactions with patrons and special projects
  • Supports local and regional GIS data curation, conversion, management, preservation and metadata creation 
  • Creates and maintains database for aerial photo indexes
  • Assists in the development of the Map & GIS Library website
  • Supports ongoing project development including Mapping Historic Aggieland
  • Participates in planning outreach events including GIS Day
  • Consults on campus digital humanities collaborations
For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit: http://library.tamu.edu/about/employment/faculty-positions

Head of the Library Experience and Access Department-- Oregon State University Libraries and Press

posted Jun 26, 2014, 9:15 AM by Lars Hagelin

Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) seeks applicants for the full time, tenure-track position of Head of the Library Experience and Access Department (LEAD). The Head of this exciting and newly-established unit will lead our efforts to continue transforming the library into a vibrant, flexible, and user-driven center for teaching, learning, and research. The OSU Valley Library is already recognized as a major destination for the OSU Corvallis community, especially undergraduate students. The creation of the LEAD department reflects OSULP’s fundamental commitment to meeting its users’ evolving needs through exceptional onsite and remote library experiences. This position will reframe services in this already highly popular area by working closely with colleagues within LEAD, internal OSULP partners and external campus partners to advance student success at OSU with programs that enhance and simplify the library user experience. Within LEAD, the department head oversees personnel, policy development, space planning, and the expenditure of supply and staffing budgets.

The Head of LEAD is a member of the Libraries’ leadership team and participates in the strategic planning and assessment of the Libraries and Press. This position will join a faculty known for its spirit of collaboration, creative energy and outstanding scholarship. A successful candidate will be a collaborative, service-oriented individual with a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 07/18/2014. The full announcement, job requirements and application instructions are available at: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu. Look for posting # 0012512.

OSU is an AA/EOE, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.

Digital Applications Librarian-- University of Oregon Libraries, Digital Scholarship Center

posted Jun 20, 2014, 5:27 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Oregon Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) collaborates with faculty and students to transform research, instruction, interpretation, and scholarly communication using new media and digital technologies. The DSC provides workshops, consultations, and tools for digital scholarship based on a foundation of access, sharing, and preservation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Digital Applications Librarian is responsible for providing leadership and expertise for the Libraries on existing and emerging technologies including digital repository, discovery and preservation systems. This position manages the day-to-day technical support for digital asset management systems and digital humanities’ tools; recommends, configures, and provides support for new and emerging technologies and processes; provides essential leadership in consortial and partner collaborations and actively participates in the Hydra Community representing University of Oregon and Oregon Digital. This position supervises .5 FTE student assistants and reports to the Head, Digital Scholarship Center.

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:
Commensurate with education and experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package (see:http://hr.uoregon.edu/benefits).

Application Deadline:
To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by July 21, 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 with their contact information addressed to: Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Human Resources Librarian, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 atlibapps@uoregon.edu. (541) 346-1895; (541) 346-3485 (fax).

Closes: July 21, 2014

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Authorities and Special Collections Cataloging Librarian-- University of Oregon Libraries

posted Jun 20, 2014, 5:25 AM by Lars Hagelin   [ updated Jun 20, 2014, 5:27 AM ]

The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and service-oriented colleague for the position of Authorities and Special Collections Cataloging Librarian.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Provides management, leadership and expertise in the areas of authority control and special collections cataloging. Manages the day-to-day operations of special collections cataloging of materials such as manuscript collections, artists’ books and rare materials. Sets cataloging priorities in consultation with Special Collections and University Archives and other stakeholders. Establishes, refines and documents local policies and procedures in accordance with national standards and best practices. Explores, proposes and implements new workflows, processes and systems to improve efficiency and facilitate access to library resources. Provides leadership to UO Libraries on authority control policies and NACO procedures. Coordinates the Library’s contributions to the LC/NACO authority file. Provides guidance and training on local and PCC policies and practice. Represents UO Libraries in consortial and national authority control activities. Actively participates in the administration and management of Collection Services as a member of CS’s leadership group. Supervises 1 FTE classified employee. Contributes to the advancement of the Libraries’ mission through service on local and national committees, and continuing professional development, including, but not limited to, conference attendance, presentations and publications. Reports to the Head of Collection Services.

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 rank and experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package (see: http://hr.uoregon.edu).

Application Deadline:
To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by July 18, 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 addressed to: Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Human Resources Librarian, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 at libapps@uoregon.edu. (541) 346-1895; (541) 346-3485 (fax).

Closes: July 18, 2014

The UO is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Resource Management Coordinator-- University of Houston Libraries

posted Jun 19, 2014, 9:57 AM by Lars Hagelin

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Metadata and Digitization Services, the successful candidate will provide leadership and expertise in bibliographic resources management for the unit. The Resource Management Coordinator will be responsible for performing ongoing batch process functions including lists creation, global updates, authority reports, and bibliographic record loads from various systems such as Marcive, Serials Solutions, YBP PromptCat, OCLC and the Innovative system. The position will also oversee the quality control activities including management of the bibliographic, item and authority records in the Innovative system; manage records retrieval and labeling process of cataloged materials; supervise and monitor collections transfer/withdrawal projects; oversee the work of serials volumes data input from binding unit; develop and document policies and procedures on the department intranet site; participate in planning, goal-setting, and assessing the effectiveness of staff and operations within the unit. The position supervises the work of 3.5 FTE classified staff employees and 1-2 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 degree from an ALA-accredited library program. Experience in operating batch processing of records using different systems and applications. Experience with a bibliographic utility or ILS for data exchange, report and global update functions. Thorough knowledge of current resource description standards/formats and OCLC systems and functions. Demonstrated supervisory experience. Excellent teamwork, communication and project management skills. Preferred: Experience or familiarity with III Sierra, bibliographic authority maintenance, and quality control. Knowledge of FRBR, linked data and semantic web concepts.

Salary: $56,000 to $59,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications and experience. 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. Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu.

The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, improving 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 the further the Tier One effort (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 imperatives.

General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of about 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 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-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. 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: dcamille@uh.edu.

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, 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.

Instruction Librarian-- University of Houston Libraries

posted Jun 19, 2014, 9:54 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Houston is seeking an energetic and innovative instruction librarian to join the instruction team within the Liaison Services department and as a member of the Instruction Management Committee. This position offers the opportunity to work collaboratively within the Instruction Management Committee and with liaison librarians to influence programmatic initiatives focused on university-wide information literacy learning outcomes, strategic targeting of high impact classes, and the development of a robust online learning curriculum. The successful candidate will also collaborate on the design, teaching, and assessment of library instruction curricula for several multi-section undergraduate courses including English composition, engineering technical writing, public speaking, psychology research methods, and more. In addition, there will be a strong emphasis on utilizing active learning techniques as well as mentoring and training teaching librarians on pedagogy and assessment strategies. The position reports to the Coordinator of Undergraduate Instruction and Outreach.

The University of Houston is a dynamic, forward moving university with goals emphasizing both national research competitiveness and students success. The instruction program is well positioned across campus and an active collaborator in student success initiatives. Instruction librarians are expected to proactively develop partnerships with faculty to advance these initiatives.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have 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 support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

Qualifications:
Required –
  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills and strong service orientation
  • Demonstrated interest or coursework in library instruction
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies
  • Familiarity with active learning techniques
  • Familiarity with instruction assessment practices
Preferred –
  • Classroom teaching experience
Salary: $52,000 to $54,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications and experience. 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. Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at:http://info.lib.uh.edu.

The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, improving 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 (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 imperatives.

General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of about 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 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-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. 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: dcamille@uh.edu.

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, 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.

Dean of Libraries-- Texas Tech University

posted Jun 19, 2014, 9:33 AM by Lars Hagelin

Texas Tech University invites nominations and applications for the Dean of Libraries. The dean reports to the provost and senior vice president and is responsible for providing administrative leadership for the fifty tenure-track faculty members, 102 staff, and operations of the Texas Tech University Libraries. In conjunction with the university’s strategic plan, the dean will position the libraries to meet and anticipate the needs of faculty, staff, students, and the broader community, now and in the future. Accordingly, the dean will be a strategic leader and provide policy for collection development, public and technical services, facilities planning and personnel.

The dean will work collaboratively across campus to fulfill the educational and research mission of the university through the provision of both traditional and innovative library resources and services. As the libraries are completely funded by fees, the dean is responsible for fiscal policies of the libraries and participates in development and grant activities to bring in additional funds to support the functions and growth of library services.

Required Qualifications
  • Master of Library Science (MLS), or equivalent, from an American Library Association accredited program 
  • Five to eight years progressive experience in a comprehensive research or university library, including five years of administrative experience with supervisory responsibilities. 
  • A record of strong visionary leadership 
  • Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, research, and scholarship 
Texas Tech University is a public, state-designated national research university that is comprehensive in scope. It is a Carnegie-classified doctoral granting university with high research productivity, one of 99 U.S. institutions with this designation. Even with an enrollment of over 30,000, TTU prides itself on retaining the feel of a smaller liberal arts institution where students boast of one-on-one interaction with top faculty as evidenced by the awarding of a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in 2006. TTU strives to foster an environment that celebrates student accomplishment above all else. Texas Tech is large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on each student individually, with a commitment to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the community, state, nation and world.

Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by July 18, 2014. An application will include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; current curriculum vitae and the names of five references with titles, mailing addresses, business/home telephone numbers and email addresses. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting Texas Tech University in the search.

Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:

Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
E-mail: jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com
E-mail: bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com

Additional information is available at http://www.ttu.edu, http://www.library.ttu.edu

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Employer.


Head of Acquisitions-- University of Texas at San Antonio

posted Jun 17, 2014, 5:39 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries seeks dynamic, innovative applicants for the position of Head of Acquisitions. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Collections, this position provides leadership and management for the Acquisitions department.

The Head of Acquisitions leads the department by providing expertise for ordering, receiving, and paying all types of library materials in a technologically complex and changing library environment. The incumbent investigates, develops, and implements 21st century acquisitions methods, policies, and procedures and establishes departmental priorities, maintaining high levels of accuracy and efficiency.

The position manages the department by supervising, training, and evaluating staff; oversees operation of the Libraries’ acquisitions and fund management functions in the ILS, ensuring reconciliation of those expenditures with the University's financial accounting system; and collaborates with library managers and staff to plan and implement programs and services. As part of the Library Management Team, the position provides input on the Libraries’ strategic and operational planning processes, ensuring that departmental goals further the mission of the library and university.

Required Qualifications:
  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program
  • Five years of experience working in acquisitions, collections, and/or electronic resources in libraries
  • Two or more years of direct supervisory experience
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
Preferred qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in an academic discipline
  • Three years of professional library experience
  • Seven or more years of experience in acquisitions, collections, or electronic resources in libraries
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, organize, implement, and coordinate work
  • Evidence of creative approaches to service problems
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to collaborate with other staff and faculty
  • Experience using Voyager ILS and other online library management systems
See complete posting at: https://www.utsajobs.com

Salary: $52,140 - $75,000 (flexible, depending on qualifications). This is a full‐time A&P, benefits‐eligible position.

Closing Date: July 7, 2014

For a complete job description and to apply, please use STARS, the Streamlined Applicant Referral System, at https://www.utsajobs.com. Please reference requisition no. 20140248. For additional assistance, please call UTSA Human Resources at (210) 458‐4250.

This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. UTSA is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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