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Instructor and Undergraduate Experience Librarian-- University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library

posted May 26, 2016, 4:29 AM by Lars Hagelin

The UIC Library seeks an enterprising, forward-thinking, and service-oriented librarian to enrich the student experience and provide new opportunities for the Library to engage with the undergraduate community and to participate in the reference and instruction programs. This is a non‑tenure track faculty position in the Research Services & Resources (RSR) Department in the Richard J. Daley Library.

Working collaboratively with library faculty and staff and other campus partners, the Undergraduate Experience Librarian will initiate, coordinate, and assess services focused on engaging and supporting undergraduates. This position provides opportunities for innovation, exploration, and professional growth in creating scalable information literacy programming, outreach activities, and assessment efforts for the improvement of the undergraduate experience.

The Department:

Research Services & Resources (RSR) is responsible for providing excellent reference and instruction service and building distinguished collections in a user-centered environment. The Undergraduate Experience Librarian reports to the RSR Librarian. The department consists of 8.8 FTE faculty members, two Undergraduate Experience Librarians, two civil service staff, and a number of graduate student employees.

Duties:
  • Lead library outreach efforts for a diverse and multicultural undergraduate community in collaboration with library staff and relevant campus partners invested in student success, with emphasis on key transitions from high school, community college, and university transfers to UIC. 
  • Participate in providing research assistance and information services in person, by appointment and virtually through e‑mail and instant messaging. 
  • Train and supervise Graduate Hourly reference assistants. 
  • Design and present library instruction in the classroom as part of the course-integrated instruction program, with emphasis on first-year programs. 
  • Integrate elements focused on undergraduate student retention, progression, and graduation rates into other library services and develop methods to measure and assess Library impact in these areas. 
  • Contribute to and participate in the overall mission of the library. 
  • May serve as a liaison to an assigned disciplinary area with collection development responsibilities. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school program. Degree must be completed before the start of the appointment. 
  • Evidence of strong interest in and understanding of emerging trends in library engagement with undergraduate student success. 
  • Outstanding customer service skills devoted to improving the user experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and collaborate effectively with colleagues, staff, and users at all levels and from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional reference/instruction experience in an academic library serving diverse patrons. 
  • Student supervisory experience. 
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
  • Understanding of information technology and the opportunities it presents to enhance user service. 
  • Ability to work a schedule including evening and weekend hours. 
Salary:

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The minimum salary for a full-time twelve-month appointment is $51,333. Benefits for a twelve month appointment include 24 days of vacation, 12 annual sick leave with additional disability benefits, 11 paid holidays; paid medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary, coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the State Universities Retirement System compulsory; no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required. This appointment is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and UIC United Faculty Local 6456, IFT-AFT, AAUP.

Please apply with cover letter, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references. The close date is June 14, 2016.

All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu. To apply, click on the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=65391&job=instructor-and-undergraduate-experience-librarian

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be conducted in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

Software Engineer-- University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

posted May 24, 2016, 4:13 AM by Lars Hagelin

Purpose: Design, code, test, and analyze software programs and applications to provide online access to and preservation of unique digital collections of Texas academic libraries. Includes integrating new and existing systems, also researching, designing, documenting, and modifying software throughout the product life cycle

Essential Functions: Design and develop custom code, configure existing software packages, and assist in the integration of new and existing applications, all using best practices in software development and systems administration. Work with team members to conceptualize and prototype. Plan phases of the software development life cycle for a variety of projects. Communicate and coordinate with systems administrators, software engineers, and external vendors to assist in resolving problems with software products and enterprise systems in a timely manner. Provide operational and customer support related to software applications hosted by TDL. Assist in the research, preparation, and documentation of software requirements with end users’ specifications. Provide estimates on cost, time, and effort of development work. Run and monitor software performance tests on new and existing programs for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging. Recommend, schedule, and perform software improvements and upgrades with minimum disruption. Generate statistics, prepare, and write reports for project management on the status of the programming process. Assist in the development and maintenance of user manuals and guidelines. Conduct research on emerging application development software products, languages, and standards in support of development efforts. Keep up with trends and standards within the academic digital library environment.

Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field. One year of professional experience in Java programming. One year of professional experience working with web server application and database systems (for example, Apache, MySQL, Tomcat, and preferably PostgresSQL). One year of professional experience with web browser technologies such as Javascript, HTML, XHTML, or CSS. One year of professional experience integrating open source and/or commercial systems using APIs and RESTful web services. Experience with Linux command line utilities and Linux shell scripting. Experience with software versioning tools such as Git. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to create documentation. Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment. Demonstrated ability to take direction. Demonstrated professionalism in behavior and communication. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications: Three or more years of professional experience in Java programming. Three or more years of professional experience working with application and database systems (for example, Apache, MySQL, Tomcat, and preferably PostgresSQL). Experience with web development frameworks and languages, such as Python, Ruby/Rails, and/or PHP. (Ruby/Rails experience strongly preferred.) Expert-level knowledge of Linux command line utilities and Linux shell scripting. Experience with a Java web application framework (such as Spring or Grails) and Java object relational mapping. Experience with bug-tracking/project management tools such as JIRA. Experience with cloud-based technology management, in particular Amazon Web Services. Experience with the configuration and optimization of enterprise-level service and applications. Experience with automated testing tools. Experience with identity management systems and LDAP directories. Experience working within project management frameworks, such as Waterfall or Agile. Experience working in academic libraries or a higher education environment.

Salary and Benefits: $63,996 annually or more, 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 and HMO plans, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.

Applicant Instructions: To view the full job posting and to apply, please go through the UT Austin Job Search.
Software Engineer (job posting #16-05-13-01-9369): https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160513019369

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Learning and Assessment Librarian (Librarian I)-- University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

posted May 23, 2016, 4:14 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Texas Libraries seeks an innovative, user-focused Learning & Assessment Librarian dedicated to student learning and evidence-based decision making for the improvement of teaching programs. The Learning & Assessment Librarian will lead projects to assess student learning in programs supported by Teaching & Learning Services, including Undergraduate Studies (UGS) and RHE 306, and to assess learning objects. The successful candidate will also support liaison librarians to incorporate student learning assessment into their information literacy initiatives and work with the Assessment Officer to assess learning spaces. As a core member of the instruction team, the Learning & Assessment Librarian will work with UGS faculty to integrate information literacy into their courses by teaching, consulting on assignment design and creating exercises, guides and tutorials, as well as teach in other Teaching & Learning Services programs. Teaching & Learning Services, a highly collaborative and user-focused team, is located in and oversees the PCL Learning Commons, which includes 5 technology-rich active learning classrooms used for information literacy instruction.

Essential Functions:
  • Provides information literacy instruction through in-person or online sessions, research guides, tutorials, assignments/exercises and consultations and collaborations with faculty and teaching assistants. 
  • Takes a leadership role in assessing student learning with the goal of program improvement. 
  • Supports liaison librarians to incorporate assessment of student learning outcomes into their instruction. 
  • Provides expert research assistance to UT Libraries users. 
  • Works closely with Teaching & Learning Services on departmental projects. 
  • Serves on Libraries and University committees and working groups, and participates in local, state and/or national professional organizations. 
Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program. Experience collaborating with faculty on information literacy initiatives for undergraduates, including teaching library instruction sessions, and creating library instruction materials such as tutorials, research guides and assignments. Experience assessing undergraduate student learning of information literacy skills. Demonstrated knowledge of assessment techniques for student learning or learning spaces. Demonstrated interest in the first-year experience. Knowledge of current issues in information literacy instruction. Demonstration of a strong service orientation. Excellent written, verbal, teaching and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience managing an assessment program. Knowledge of usability methodology, focus group methodology and/or survey methods. Experience consulting with colleagues or faculty on assessment of student learning. Experience conducting analysis and creating customized reports using data analysis or statistical software applications such as Excel, SPSS, Nvivo, Atlas or R. Experience creating and using rubrics to assess student work. Experience teaching first-year students, graduate students and faculty. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Evidence of excellent problem solving skills. Evidence of initiative, creative energy and resourcefulness. Proven ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a fast-paced and evolving technological and team-oriented environment. Proven ability to be flexible in work assignments and environments.

Salary and Benefits: $49,500 annually or more, 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 and HMO plans, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.

Recruiting Schedule: To receive full consideration, application materials are due by the first review date, June 3, 2016.

Applicant Instructions: To view the full job posting and to apply, please go through the UT Austin Job Search.

Learning and Assessment Librarian (job posting #16-05-20-01-0088): https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160520010088

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Assistant University Librarian for Library Information Technology-- University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Hamilton Library

posted May 20, 2016, 4:33 AM by Lars Hagelin

Position Number: 0089018
Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins June 20, 2016
Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

To begin approximately Fall 2016, subject to position clearance and/or availability of funding. For best consideration, all application materials should be received by June 20, 2016.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Under the general direction of the University Librarian, the Assistant University Librarian for Library Information Technology (AUL-LIT) provides leadership and strategic direction for all library information technology services and infrastructure in support of library operations and access to information.
  • Serves as a member of the Library’s administrative team.
  • Evaluates and improves the provision of library information technology services by assessing workflows, conducting planning, developing services, and implementing organizational change to facilitate the strategic positioning of staff and functions to efficiently and effectively serve the University community.
  • Leads process management improvement by implementing project planning frameworks and guidelines.
  • Plans ongoing staff training and development for information technology in collaboration with the Associate University Librarian for Planning, Administration and Personnel.
  • Participates in long-range planning, program development and evaluation, budget formulation, and resource allocation with other members of the Library’s administrative team.
  • Leads the development of library information technology policy on the Manoa campus and with consortial partners.
  • Leads large-scale system deployments and collaborations including procurement of information technology support systems.
  • Provides leadership to obtain external funding via grants or other funding sources.
  • Oversees the infrastructure supporting the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Library technology-based operations, network and computing resources.
  • Leads efforts to identify and implement digital preservation best practices. Provides leadership to determine infrastructure requirements and workflows for digital preservation.
  • Oversees the promotion and awareness of the campus open access policy.
  • Has library-wide responsibility for planning and advancing digital library initiatives, advanced web-based services, and digital multimedia resources and services.
  • Directs research and development of applicable information technologies within the Library.
  • Provides leadership for coordination and development of synergies in digital library management.
  • Coordinates information technology initiatives with other units of the Library, the University, consortial partners, and national organizations.
  • Develops and expands campus partnerships for resource sharing and collaboration.
  • Serves as the Library’s representative to the University, state, regional, and national associations regarding library information systems and technology.
  • Serves as the Library’s primary liaison with the University’s Information Technology Services (ITS). Communicates library information technology plans and activities to faculty and administrators.
  • Coordinates with counterpart administrators at state and national levels regarding library information technology developments, initiatives and cooperative efforts.
  • Attends regional, national, and international meetings of information technology associations to maintain knowledge of trends and services.
  • Cultivates key state, national and international relationships with vendors and technology providers.
  • Defines funding needs and develops funding strategies and implementation plans with the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian for Planning, Administration and Personnel, and the University of Hawai‘i Foundation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including coordinating the work of other library divisions when necessary and assuming responsibilities of Acting University Librarian when required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
  • Eight years of progressively responsible experience in research or academic libraries, or other academic or research information technology provider; demonstrated success in leading and managing organizational change; significant broad experience with current generation library managementsystems and/or library information technology services; thorough familiarity with trends in library and academic technology.
  • Must have attained the academic rank of B-4 (Librarian IV) or have demonstrated a record of comparable professional experience prior to appointment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current and emerging trends in traditional and automated technical services processes, digital preservation, the Semantic Web and linked data, scholarly communications, academic library services, and digital resource management.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to cross-departmental collaboration and communication.
  • Demonstrated leadership in the field.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills working with all levels of staff and users.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Experience with workflow analysis and/or project management.
  • Record of effective engagement with faculty and other library users in development of innovative digital systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of scholarly communication issues, including research data curation, and the ability to engage the campus in working for change in scholarly communication.
Desirable Qualifications
  • 2nd Master’s (or higher) in a related field.
  • At least ten years of experience in leading a research library technology or automated technical services division or equivalent experience with an academic information technology provider.
  • Successful experience working with vendors and external funding bodies.
  • Previous experience working in a multi-campus university environment.
  • Experience with open source content management system and/or institutional repository use in libraries.
  • Experience in managing the technical, fiscal, personnel, and communications aspects of change.
  • Record of significant external grant activity.
  • Demonstrated success in recruiting, retaining, and developing a talented workforce.
To Apply:

Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire) to Human Resources Specialist. Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Address:

Human Resources Specialist
University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Inquiries: 808-956-7207

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Zimmerman Library Public Services Manager-- The University of New Mexico, College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences

posted May 19, 2016, 4:24 AM by Lars Hagelin

Posting Number: 0834502
Salary: $3,949.39 minimum to $5,924.53 midpoint (monthly)
Work Location: UNM Main Campus (Abq)

Position Summary: The University of New Mexico, College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences (UL&LS) has an opening for a Senior Operations Manager. We seek a dynamic and service-oriented individual with a proven ability to lead and manage in a collaborative environment. The successful candidate will provide strategic advice and leadership for Access Services across the University Libraries in planning, developing, and ensuring high quality services, and in addressing access services concerns. The candidate will also manage the daily Access Services operations at Zimmerman Library, including: managing building operations; overseeing and establishing new services, including services related to the Zimmerman Learning Commons; hiring, training, supervising and supporting the development of staff and student employees (currently 10 staff and 80+ students); and monitoring the student workforce budget. The candidate will coordinate with staff within and beyond the University Libraries to ensure safe, secure, and inviting facilities. The candidate will work closely with the Director of Access Services & Undergraduate Engagement, serve as a member of the Access Services leadership team, and play a leading role in implementing broader Access Services and Public Services initiatives, especially those relating to undergraduate engagement. The candidate may represent the University Libraries in broader campus and professional groups, including the LIBROS consortial group.

Zimmerman Library, the largest of UNM's four main campus libraries, supports the teaching and research programs of the University with a focus on the humanities, social sciences, and education. The Library holds 1 million volumes as well as federal government documents, newspaper, and microformat collections. Zimmerman is also home to the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR), and the College's Organization, Information, & Learning Sciences (OILS) program. Located in the center of campus, Zimmerman is a large (280,000 square feet) and heavily visited (5,000 visitors per day) library, providing a variety of study and learning spaces, including the new Zimmerman Library Learning Commons.

This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Prospective Employee page for a more complete explanation of UNM benefits. 
 
Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. 
  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. 
OR
  • Master's degree; at least 3 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least one year of experience planning, organizing, and overseeing access and information services in an academic library setting. 
  • At least one year of experience hiring, supervising, and supporting the development of staff and student employees. 
  • Experience managing building operations, including maintaining building hours, ensuring a safe and secure environment, and coordinating facilities and equipment maintenance. 
  • Experience developing, implementing, and interpreting goals, policies, and procedures. 
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze workflows and troubleshoot complex access services issues, particularly relating to integrated library systems. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively, as a team member and leader. 
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and student success, as well as to working with broadly diverse communities. 
Posting Date: 05-13-2016
For Best Consideration: 05-31-2016
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application type required for this position: Staff/UNMTemps Employment Application

Additional requirements for this position: Identified positions in this classification may require specialized certification in an area of competency, depending on the specific needs of the designated role.

Required Applicant Documents: Resume, Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicant materials (cover letter and resume) should describe the candidate's knowledge and experience as they relate to the position duties and qualifications.

Please provide a minimum of three current or former supervisory references.

Questions about the position may be directed to: Leah Boetger at lboetger@unm.edu

Official transcripts, High school diploma or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.

Posting Department Website: http://library.unm.edu/

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. 

Senior Library Specialist- Cartographic Resources Coordinator-- University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas at Austin

posted May 19, 2016, 4:18 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Texas Libraries (UTL) seeks an enterprising, adaptable, and energetic Senior Library Specialist to provide descriptive metadata for the Libraries’ extensive cartographic resources collections. The Senior Library Specialist reports to and works closely with the Coordinator of the Digital and Monographic Resources unit to assist with managing and prioritizing map cataloging and metadata projects, and to train students and staff. The position also works closely and collaboratively with staff in the PCL Map Room, the Benson Latin American Collection, and the Walter Geology Library on cartographic resources cataloging and metadata projects. The successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge of cartographic materials, coupled with the ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures and policies in a continuously evolving environment. Candidates with a degree in Geography, Geological Sciences, Cartography, Surveying, Geographic Information Science, Information Science, or related fields are encouraged to apply.


Essential Functions

Provide descriptive metadata for maps and atlases in all formats using MARC and/or non-MARC metadata standards. Supervise and train staff and student workers. Work collaboratively with the Coordinator of the Digital and Monographic Resources Unit to develop and provide staff training for catalogers. Assist the Coordinator of the Digital and Monographic Resources Unit to assess and prioritize map metadata projects in collaboration with staff in the PCL Map Room, LLILAS Benson Latin American Collection, and the Geology Library. Participate in library-wide projects to make cartographic resources available through a variety of outlets including the library catalog, geospatial web portals, and physical and digital exhibition sites.


Required qualifications

High school or GED. Four years of library experience. Working knowledge of cartographic materials. Ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures and principles adopted by the Department. High proficiency using PC-based office applications. High level of comfort in digital environments coupled with the ability to read complex visual information. Effective oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to: recognize, define, and analyze problems, situations, or procedures; define objectives and implement action plans and recommendations. Ability to work independently and on a team. Strong interpersonal skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience creating descriptive metadata for cartographic resources and geospatial materials in all formats. Degree in a related field, such as Geography, Geographic Information Science, Geological Sciences, or Cartography. Theoretical knowledge of current cataloging procedures and principles as defined in RDA, AACR2, MARC Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats. Demonstrated experience using an Integrated Library System such as Sierra, and OCLC Connexion. Demonstrated experience with digital cartographic resources. Demonstrated experience with staff training including developing training materials. Experience with GIS software (e.g. ArcGIS). Supervisory experience. Working knowledge of a foreign language, especially Spanish, Portuguese, or Russian.


Salary and Benefits: $33,336 annually or more, 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 and HMO plans, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.


Applicant Instructions: To view the full job posting and to apply, please go through the UT Austin Job Search.

Senior Library Specialist- Cartographic Resources Coordinator (job posting #16-05-13-01-8078): https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160513018078

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Associate University Librarian-- University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Hamilton Library

posted May 19, 2016, 4:13 AM by Lars Hagelin

Position Number: 0089078
Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins June 17, 2016
Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To begin approximately Fall 2016, subject to position clearance and/or availability of funding. For best consideration all application materials should be received by June 17, 2016.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Under the general direction of the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian (AUL) manages library-wide long range strategic planning and policy development processes in accomplishing the Library’s mission to support the academic endeavors of the University.
  • This position administers the planning efforts, budgeting process and personnel system for Library Services.
  • Provides leadership in program evaluation, budget and policy formulation, and human resources planning.
  • The AUL acts on behalf of the University Librarian in his/her absence, is a member of the Library Administrative group and participates in overall policy development.
  • Coordinates and integrates the University Library’s strategic long range program planning with University and Manoa campus strategic objectives; includes budget projection and analyses, budget preparation, and human resource planning and development and long-range space projection and building planning activities.
  • Directs activities of the Library Services personnel management program including supervision of such activities as: administration of academic promotion and tenure procedures, staff planning, recruitment, interviewing, placement, EEO/AA review, salary recommendation, contract administration, counseling, staff development and training, and removal procedures.
  • The Library Services program employs 137 FTE (70.5 permanent BOR and 66.5 permanent Civil Service positions), and 11 FTE in temporary BOR positions.
  • Oversees the Library’s Fiscal Office and Fund Accounting program which is responsible for the Library’s $16 million plus budget (general, special and other funds.
  • Works with the Assistant University Librarian and all library department heads in order to carry out administrative functions and coordinate planning and development efforts.
  • Directs the initiation, planning, coordination and implementation of Library-wide projects including preparation of grant requests, preparation of legislative testimony, and conduct of self-studies and leadership of special focus task forces.
  • Serves as the Library’s representative to the university in the absence of the University Librarian. Maintains contacts with University’s personnel officials and administrators.
  • Maintains contact with counterpart administrators at state and national levels regarding planning, budgeting, personnel and management.
  • Attends regional and national meetings of library management associations such as LAMA (Library Administration and Management Association) to maintain knowledge of trends and best practices in library administration.
  • Participates as a member of the Library’s administrative leadership team. Performs other duties as assigned, including Acting University Librarian as required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Science, or equivalent and second master’s degree.
  • Eight (8) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic library, including experience in library wide program planning, human resources administration and budget development.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing organizational change.
  • Must have attained the rank of Librarian IV (B4) or comparable experience prior to appointment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in library management and organizational development.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Thorough understanding of current issues facing research libraries including the changes in scholarly communication.
  • Ability to be flexible and creative in accomplishing library objectives.
Desirable Qualifications
  • MBA, MHRD, Master’s in Education Administration or related field.
  • At least 5-10 years of experience in leading a research library administrative division or equivalent experience in another University setting.
  • Previous experience working in institutions with faculty status for librarians.
  • Previous experience working in a unionized environment.
  • Knowledge of online fiscal and human resources systems.
  • Knowledge of use and application of statistics for administrative work.
To Apply:

Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire) to Human Resources Specialist.
Address:

HR Specialist, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Inquiries:

808-956-7207


The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Access Services Librarian-- Fort Lewis College (Durango, Colorado)

posted May 16, 2016, 7:53 AM by Lars Hagelin

Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is seeking applicants for an Access 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 visitwww.fortlewis.edu/jobs and click on the Exempt Positions link. Applications received by June 13, 2016 will be given full consideration. Fort Lewis College is an AA/EO employer.

Research & Data Coordinator-- Health Sciences Library, NN/LM PNR, University of Washington Libraries

posted May 16, 2016, 4:36 AM by Lars Hagelin

THE LIBRARIES:

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

Health Sciences Library

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

Regional Medical Library, NN/LM PNR

UW HSL serves as the NN/LM PNR Regional Medical Library (RML) under a 5-year cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine for the 2016-2021 period. The goal of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Eight Health Sciences Libraries across the country function as the RML for their respective region. The RMLs coordinate the operation of NN/LM libraries and other organizations to carry out regional and national programs. The RML for the Pacific Northwest Region coordinate programs and services for network member organizations and unaffiliated health professionals in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.


THE POSITION

The UW Libraries seeks an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine. This position will be one of a team of four coordinators in the RML and will report to the NN/LM PNR Associate Director.

As a core position in the RML, the Research & Data Coordinator will carry out activities to increase the effective use of biomedical information resources, including NLM products and services by researchers and academic librarians who serve them. The incumbent will build relationships and collaborations with academic librarians, researchers, data organizations and state or regional initiatives to promote equitable access to information and effective management and use of data to accelerate research, improve patient outcomes and reduce health disparities.

Duties will also include working with staff in the other seven RMLs of the NN/LM and the National Network Coordinating Office (NNCO) headquartered at the National Library of Medicine. NN/LM PNR is funded by a cooperative agreement from the National Library of Medicine.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
  1. Develops in person and online workshops and training sessions to promote awareness and use of NLM and NIH resources and tools in the research and academic community, working collaboratively with the National Training Office and peers in other NN/LM regions to share information and to mitigate duplication of effort.
  2. Participates in assessing needs and developing programs to increase support for big data initiatives, such as skills in creating data management plans and helping scientific researchers find appropriate data repositories to submit their data.
  3. Exhibits at regional and local conferences and meetings reaching NN/LM PNR target populations; submits workshop proposals aimed at educating researchers, students, faculty, and staff about NLM and NIH resources.
  4. Provides information and consultation on NN/LM PNR funding opportunities; solicits funding applications from Network members and monitors progress of ongoing awards.
  5. Shares information via the PNR blog, Twitter, Facebook, and website to promote current awareness in scholarly and research trends, data management, and NLM resources and tools.
  6. Ensure resources included on the NN/LM PNR website are compliant with requirements in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  7. Assume other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:
  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
  • Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs
  • Knowledge and/or experience with big data, data management support, and data repositories
  • Strong teaching skills and demonstrated experience creating effective instructional materials
  • Proficiency with NLM resources and other bibliographic and citation databases, such as PubMed, PubMed Health, Google Scholar, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and collegial team environment
  • Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills
  • Ability to thrive in an environment characterized by ambiguity, change, and occasionally competing agendas
  • Willingness to travel (5-6 times per year) by air, train, or car, depending on purpose of trip
Preferred:
  • Experience in academic libraries
  • Coursework in medical librarianship
  • Demonstrated understanding of the evolving scholarly communications environment and open access/open data initiatives 
  • Experience with one or more content management systems, blog software, and web page editing packages 

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


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


BENEFITS: Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.


APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:
  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Research & Data Coordinator" in the subject heading
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, June 17, 2016.

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

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or
genetic information.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu.

Assistant Director & Community Health Education Coordinator-- University of Washington Health Sciences Library

posted May 16, 2016, 4:32 AM by Lars Hagelin

THE LIBRARIES

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

Health Sciences Library

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


HEALWA

Washington is home to some of the most innovative and transformational efforts in the nation to improve health care and lower costs, which have only been strengthened by an infusion of resources upon passage of HEALWA – Health Evidence Resource for Washington State (E2SSB 5930). HEALWA assures affordable, anytime, online access to current, authoritative clinical information and educational resources to eligible health care providers in Washington State. There are currently over 150,000 eligible users. The incumbent will build on HEALWA’s unique blend of entrepreneurship and collaboration by targeting outreach to professions who are new and underrepresented as registered HEALWA users. The key activities of HEALWA include:
  • Web-based Resource Portal (http://heal-wa.org) that provides a clearinghouse of curated evidence-based clinical resources including e-books, databases, and journals.
  • Mobile app development for key resources.
  • Workshop and training services.

THE POSITION

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library (HSL) seeks a highly energetic, knowledgeable, and innovative librarian with expertise in outreach and resource management to coordinate the Health Evidence Resource for Washington State (HEALWA) program and develop skills for library management. Reporting to the PI, the Assistant Director will promote access to quality clinical information, supporting clinician knowledge and practice translation to spread efficiency, quality, evidence-based decisions, and best practices to improve health through the lifespan. This will be accomplished through a variety of strategies including: leading the design of a mobile app, supporting robust and effective linkages between providers and information resources to improve whole person care, facilitating communication, referrals and collaboration among related state-based practice transformation initiatives, optimizing and aligning technical and knowledge assistance.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
  • The Assistant Director & Community Health Education Coordinator is responsible for:
  • HEALWA programmatic leadership, strategic planning, budgeting, and management
  • Collaboratively foster strong lines of communication with state legislative delegations, executive branch agencies, lobbyists, governmental relations, and professional organizations
  • Assembling coordinate annual meetings of the Advisory Council
  • Selecting, managing, and evaluating information resources that support the clinical and patient care information needs of the Washington healthcare providers
  • Leading the creation of promotional materials, social media, and reports to stakeholders
  • Keeping current on state legislation and initiatives, to identify possibilities for collaboration and partnership on healthcare initiatives, responds to inquiries and bills, and to be proactive in ensuring that the HEALWA program remain current and relevant with collections and systems
  • Contributing to department-wide and library-wide priority setting and project management
  • Overall supervision of staff including staff development, mentoring, and performance assessment
  • Providing leadership for Open Educational Resources (OER) and clinical data management initiatives
  • Fostering an environment of collaboration, creative thinking, and continuous improvement

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the work place
  • Experience managing an electronic collection and/or continuing education budget;
  • At least two years departmental or programmatic supervisory experience
  • Recent record of successful partnerships with campus and consortial organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based practice and its application within a variety of health science disciplines
  • Experience and comfort using new and emerging technologies
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially within a team
  • Expert in communicating and managing relationships with stakeholders

Preferred
  • Experience with healthcare marketing
  • Experience with mobile app development
  • Interest in grant writing including planning and budgeting
  • Established record of research, publication, and/or professional contribution

SALARY: $50,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background. Position is funded under contract with the WA Department of Health.

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


BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.


APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:
  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application" in the subject heading
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, June 10, 2016.

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

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or
genetic information.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu.


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