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Library Data Analyst-- University of Nevada, Las Vegas

posted Jun 29, 2016, 1:38 PM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Library Data Analyst, SN 16388

PROFILE of the LIBRARIES DEPARTMENT
As a strong partner in student learning, University Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology and internationally renowned Special Collections, including two research centers: the Center for Gaming Research and the Oral History Research Center. University Libraries has over 120 experienced faculty librarians and staff and is comprised of Lied Library (a 302,000 square foot facility opened in 2001) and three branch libraries. We are a gateway to more than 20,000 electronic journals and 1.7 million books, including ebooks. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians and staff members committed to a culture of continuous improvement as we contribute to the teaching, learning, research, and creative endeavors at one of the nation's fastest growing universities.

This position is located within the Libraries Assessment Unit. The Assessment Unit's function is to foster a culture of continuous improvement and evidence-based decision making. It collects, analyzes, and distributes data; identifies trends as shown through data; and works to demonstrate the value and impact of the library in a variety of ways, and in conjunction with all library departments. Tableau and Excel are the primary analysis tools utilized in the Assessment Unit, with dashboards shared throughout the Libraries in a Tableau Server environment.

ROLE of the POSITION
Under the supervision of the Head of Planning and Assessment, the analyst performs regular tasks and special projects involving data collection, extraction, analysis, and reporting; database management; and administration of large-scale assessments. Duties include preparing statistical reports for various outside agencies, such as the Association of College and Research Libraries and the National Center for Educational Statistics/Department of Education, as well as for university administrators. With the Head of Planning and Assessment, this position collaborates with other library departments to collect data and analyze evidence in areas such as use of collections and services; user needs and expectations; facility use; and assessment of student learning outcomes. The primary purpose of this position is to distribute sound, accurate, timely, and complete data, with engaging visuals, to the library's administrators or others for informed decision-making. Data collection and analysis are to be completed within the context of the Libraries' evaluation framework and strategic plan with strong emphasis upon accuracy, evaluation, and dissemination of data through narrative and/or visual means.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required: A master's degree in a relevant discipline; two or more years of related professional experience; advanced Microsoft Excel skills; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; ability to work in a collaborative environment; ability to balance technical knowledge with client input; excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to translate statistical concepts into layman's terms; and willingness to continually learn and stay abreast of developments in assessment in libraries and more broadly in higher education.

Preferred: Knowledge and experience with research design and qualitative/quantitative analysis techniques; experience with data collection techniques, such as focus groups and survey design; experience with Tableau or other data visualization software, experience with quantitative software (SPSS, R, or SAS) and/or qualitative analysis software.

SALARY RANGE
This is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position at range 2. Salaries are competitive and the salary range for this position is $45,000 - $60,000 or commensurate with labor market. Position is contingent upon funding. The UNLV Libraries offers attractive professional development opportunities.

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 qualifications in this announcement, since this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to the Library Data Analyst 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) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

Online application form: https://hrsearch.unlv.edu

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Located in one of the most exciting cities in the nation, UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 29,000 students and 3,000 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. In 2009, the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C., established Brookings Mountain West on the UNLV Campus to study the region.

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 Top Tier "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.

Database & Metadata Management Coordinator-- Rice University

posted Jun 28, 2016, 4:30 PM by Lars Hagelin

Rice University is seeking a creative, dynamic, service-oriented Database & Metadata Management Coordinator. The successful candidate will provide leadership in performing and managing bibliographic data quality control, database maintenance and problem resolution. The position reports to the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services in Technical Services.

Responsibilities: Coordinates authority control of both MARC and non-MARC metadata to ensure that they meet local and national standards. Develops new and effective approaches to quality control, consulting with various stakeholders as appropriate. Serves as a liaison to authority and database enrichment vendors and manages the loading and quality control for vendor-supplied data. Collaborates with other staff to provide leadership in transitioning the department to a post-MARC communication format as we continue to contribute metadata to the local institutional repository and proactively explore linked data, the semantic Web and BIBFRAME. Assists in and/or manages special projects undertaken by the Department as assigned by the Department Head. Participates in departmental and library-wide committees and work groups established to further various aspects of the Fondren Library mission. May lead project teams. Assists in other cataloging activities as needed.

Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science
  • Two years of successful related experience in quality & authority control of MARC and non-MARC metadata
  • Some successful project management experience, preferably in an academic library.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Project management skills. 
  • Proven ability to solve problems. 
  • Leadership and training skills and an ability to reach consensus with diverse constituencies. 
  • Ability to recommend solutions in areas not under direct supervision. 
  • Flexibility in performing different tasks as library needs change. 
  • Commitment to enhancing services through teamwork. 
  • Ability to prioritize work to ensure that departmental and library goals are realized. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to staff development and continuing education. 
  • Ability to work without close supervision. 
  • Thorough knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata standards and practices (e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, METS, etc.).
  • Knowledge of emerging trends and practices with linked data, semantic web applications, BIBFRAME, and authority/identifier initiatives (e.g. VIAF, ORCID, ISNI). 
  • Experience with vendor authority control processes, preferably Marcive authorities processing.
  • Experience with loading large vendor record sets.
  • Knowledge of database maintenance practices, including experience using global changes to clean up data.
  • Experience creating and manipulating data sets; experience with metadata crosswalks.
  • Knowledge of the new cataloging standard, Resource Description and Access (RDA).
  • Knowledge of OCLC.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably Sirsi. 
  • High level of proficiency using MarcEdit.
  • Knowledge of institutional repositories platforms, preferably DSpace. 
Preferred qualifications: Experience with XML, XSLT, and/or other tools or macros for large-scale editing/transforming of metadata; experience with developing macros and/or scripts to enhance productivity

Salary & benefits: $53,300 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including TIAA/CREF; health and life insurance; and tuition waiver.

Environment: Rice University provides a stimulating work environment, with opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library services supported by leading edge technologies. Fondren Library (http://www.rice.edu/fondren) is a research library with over 2.8 million volumes and over 155,000 serial titles, including titles available through aggregators. The Library has a state-of-the-art off-site shelving facility. An active program of digital resource delivery and development is grounded in successful collaboration among library and University staff from Digital Scholarship Services, other library departments and University information technology staff.

Houston is a vibrant, multicultural city, with world-class visual and performing arts ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde. The fourth largest city in the country, Houston enjoys a moderate cost of living and easy proximity to the Gulf Coast. For more information, see: http://www.explore.rice.edu/explore/General_Information.asp.

Applications received by August 8, 2016 will receive first consideration. Please apply with cover letter, résumé, and the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references at:http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/7631. Inquiries: Melinda Reagor Flannery at (713) 348-3773 or reagor@rice.edu. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Visiting Assistant Librarian, Research, Instruction & Outreach (One-Year Appointment)-- Texas Tech University Libraries

posted Jun 24, 2016, 9:20 AM by Lars Hagelin

This entry level non-tenure track position will provide general reference and instruction as well as participating in outreach activities. This position reports to the Head of Research, Instruction & Outreach.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Actively participate in the library's instruction and outreach program 
  • Provide research assistance in creative and innovative ways 
  • Contribute to Ask A Librarian and other virtual reference services as needed. 
  • Assist with the maintenance as well as enhance web-based research guides pertinent to general reference and instruction. 
  • Explores, evaluates and encourages integration of emergent technology into library services. 
  • Assists subject specialist in assigned subject area(s) 
  • Assist Head of Research, Instruction & Outreach and Associate Dean for Outreach and Information Services with special projects as assigned 
In addition, the position may serve on various teams and committees as assigned as well as other duties in support of RIO and the Libraries.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The position is a 12-month, one year term appointment with a nationally competitive salary. Comprehensive benefits include choice of retirement programs, including TIAA-CREF; 12-17 state holidays; developmental leave opportunities; moving allowance; and no state or local income tax.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Texas Tech University (http://www.ttu.edu/) is a state-supported institution with an enrollment of around 35,000. It offers a wide range of academic programs in colleges and schools, including graduate, law, and medicine. Texas Tech is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Greater Western Library Alliance and Texshare. The University Library (http://library.ttu.edu/) has over 2.4 million volumes. Lubbock has a metropolitan population of over 250,000 and is the regional center for education, agriculture, health care, banking, and business.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply for this position, please visit the Texas Tech University Personnel site at: http://www.texastech.edu/careers/. Please fill out the electronic application and attach a cover letter indicating qualifications and interest in the position, current vita, and names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Learning Services Librarian-- University of New Mexico, College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences

posted Jun 23, 2016, 5:57 PM by Lars Hagelin

The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks a Learning Services Librarian to support a dynamic library system with a strong outreach and instruction program. This is a full-time, 12-month tenure track faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor and offers a negotiable annual salary based on qualifications and includes full benefits.

To apply: Applicants must apply online. Visit the UNMJobs website at http://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Search for posting #0834918.

Instructions: Please prepare the following documents: CV, Cover Letter addressing each Minimum and Preferred Qualification, Statement of Teaching, and a list of three professional references including email and phone contact information. Questions may be directed to Leah Boetger, search coordinator, atlboetger@unm.edu

Deadline: The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications must be received through the UNMJobs website no later than July 16, 2016.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

Discovery and Web Librarian-- University of New Mexico, College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences

posted Jun 23, 2016, 5:56 PM by Lars Hagelin

The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks a Discovery and Web Librarian. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Public Services. This is a full-time, 12-month position with faculty rank and tenure status negotiable based on qualifications and experience. The desired start date isOctober 1, 2016. The annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications, with full benefits.

For best consideration, apply online by July 15, 2016. Go to the UNMJobs website at http://unmjobs.unm.edu/ and search for posting #0834887.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

Library and Archives Paraprofessional 3-- Washington State University Libraries

posted Jun 17, 2016, 10:24 AM by Lars Hagelin

The WSU Libraries are now recruiting for a Library and Archives Paraprofessional 3 in the Access Services Unit on the Pullman campus. It is a full-time,12-month, civil service position and is now open for applications. A resume and cover letter are required, in addition to the online application, and the posting closes on July 17, 2016.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to respond to and assist patrons in the use of the Libraries, lead/train temporary employees, and process incoming Summit returns. Regularly scheduled hours are 6pm to 3am, Sunday through Thursday.

Required Qualifications:

High school graduation or equivalent and three years’ of applicable library technical experience, including one year beyond the entry level, or an associate degree in library technology from an accredited program and one years of technical experience in the functional operations of a library level. Conservation/preservation positions prefer two years of book repair or bookbinding experience.

Must be able to work regularly scheduled hours, 6pm to 3am, Sunday through Thursday.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
To apply, visit: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/25955

Director of Electronic Resources-- Texas A&M University Libraries

posted Jun 17, 2016, 10:20 AM by Lars Hagelin

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a dynamic and collaborative professional to join the Libraries as the Director of Electronic Resources. The Libraries have a healthy resource budget of nearly $14 million for electronic resources. The technical services units in the Libraries are experiencing a time of change with a complete renovation of their physical layout coming this summer. Additionally the Libraries plan to move to a new open-source library management system in two years, merging what are now separate academic and medical science catalogs.

This is a tenure-track or tenured academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities including research, publication, and service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion.

The person in this leadership position must be a self-starter who will set the strategic direction for the unit. He or she will have proven assessment and negotiation skills, will have successfully led a functional area and demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with other units.

Reporting to the Dean through the Associate Dean for Information Resources, the Director of Electronic Resources leads the Electronic Resources unit. The Director will:
  • Foster effective relationships with peers and stakeholders throughout the Libraries and University
  • Help facilitate internal and external communications and resolve conflicts
  • Be expected to cultivate an environment that promotes cooperation, creativity, innovation, continuous improvement, and accountability for results
  • Encourage and support effective problem solving and decision making
  • Oversee the development of best practices for successful license and access negotiation strategy, resource purchasing models, resource assessment, usage data analysis, and sustainable workflows and staffing models that support these activities
  • Serve as Chair of the Electronic Resources Licensing team
Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent)
  • Four years of experience with the acquisition, maintenance, or assessment of electronic resources
  • Demonstrated evidence of increasingly responsible leadership activities
  • Demonstrated ability, through examples, to successfully lead change
  • Demonstrated ability to lead negotiations, including licensing, with content providers of electronic resources
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other library units
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience that involved the evaluation of staff and/or librarians
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with project management
  • Familiarity with fair use and copyright as they pertain to electronic resources and license agreements
  • Established record of publications and service
ENVIRONMENT:

The University:

Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 55,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institution’s goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.

The Libraries:

In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries is developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation and risk-taking. In addition, the Libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.

The Libraries currently rank 8th in materials expenditures ($23.6 million) and 4th in ongoing expenditures ($16.6 million) among all ARL libraries. Additionally, the Libraries typically rank near the top 10 for starting librarian salaries among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries. Currently the staffing includes 268 individuals which includes 90 librarians holding faculty status.

The Community:

Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous “howdy” greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax.

Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $55,000. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.

Applications: Applications received by August 1, 2016 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Please submit application letter, vita, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. Send nominations and applications via email to LibrarianJob@library.tamu.edu or mailed to Pixey Mosley, Associate Dean for Administrative & Faculty Services, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community. In that regard, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the state’s diversity.

For more information about the library, see http://library.tamu.edu, about the university, http://www.tamu.edu, and about the communities, http://www.visitaggieland.com.

Manager II – Main Library-- Columbus Metropolitan Library (Ohio)

posted Jun 17, 2016, 10:16 AM by Lars Hagelin

If you are passionate about leadership in the library profession, this opportunity is for you. Columbus Metropolitan Library is providing next generation services to a vibrant and continuously developing community. Our awe-inspiring, fabulously redesigned Main Library welcomes an engaging leader who has mastered information and reference skills, thrives in a fast-paced environment, embraces innovation and loves to mentor and develop people.

Our Main Library serves diverse customers of all ages who rely on the vital programs, services and access to technology that CML brings to the community. As a library leader you will form and advance partnerships with organizations that share our vision and purpose, and help us achieve positive outcomes moving our library and community forward.

We are looking for stellar leadership talent capable of executing short and long-term objectives within the context of our strategic and tactical plans. In this role you have numerous opportunities to create, innovate and inspire your team. If you are a leader, this could be the next step in your career. We encourage you to check us out!

Job Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Salary: 59,960.00 - 89,941.00 USD
Desired Work Schedule: Varied retail hours including daytime, evening and weekend schedule; includes alternating Saturdays and Sundays as assigned. MLS degree strongly preferred.

For more information & to apply: columbuslibrary.org/careers

The Organization

Columbus Metropolitan Library is an award-winning profession leader, having earned Library of the Year and the National Medal for Community Service for our work.

We embrace and celebrate individuality. We value the diverse cultures and life experiences of others. We respect all people and the spectrum of their points of view. We foster an atmosphere of dignity and encourage exploration of new ideas in a positive environment.

We imbed ourselves in our unique neighborhoods. We work with partners and community leaders to ensure we understand the needs of our customers. We strive to transition from traditional library outputs to community-based outcomes to meet those needs.

Our customers experience world-class service and hiring exceptional staff is the key to our success. We're embracing the changing role of libraries in the digital age and evolving our services to meet the needs of our customers.

Biosciences Librarian-- University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas at Austin

posted Jun 15, 2016, 11:50 AM by Lars Hagelin

$49,992+ per year, depending on qualifications
July 5, 2016 deadline for first review


The University of Texas Libraries invites applications for the position of Biosciences Librarian. The incumbent will provide innovative research and instructional support services to the College of Natural Sciences and the broader academic community, with a focus in the biological sciences.

This position offers the opportunity to provide innovative research and instruction support services to the College of Natural Sciences and the broader academic community, with a focus in the biological sciences. Primary responsibilities include: Liaison to designated departments and research centers within the College of Natural Sciences; provide reference services in all appropriate media, including individual and small group research consultation; manage collections in support of relevant curricula and research. Develop content of subject-based web pages; collaborate with faculty to achieve information literacy learning goals, including providing course-specific instruction, consultation on assignments, and creating digital research guides and/or tutorials. Collaborate with faculty in relevant academic units to support the research enterprise; engagement with users in areas of scholarly communication, including open access, e-Science, and data management services. Plan for the repurposing of library spaces; identify development opportunities; and market and assess library services. Demonstrated ability to be a flexible and creative self-starter who is energetic, entrepreneurial, customer-focused, ready to take on new roles in a collaborative, fast-paced, and change-oriented environment, and willing to take the lead in new initiatives and projects.

The Bioscience Librarian is a member of the STEM Liaison Team and report to the team leader. Active participation in UT Libraries committee and project team efforts, wider campus initiatives, relevant professional organizations, and professional development activities is expected.

UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. The College of Natural Sciences is one of the largest colleges of science in the United States, with a community of more than 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 700 tenure and non-tenure track faculty members, and 1,200 staff.

Librarian I Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with the literature, database resources and research processes in the sciences. Experience providing library instruction, or creating library instruction materials such as assignments, research guides or tutorials for college-level students and faculty. Experience providing reference and research consultation service in an academic- or research-level setting. Knowledge of current issues in scholarly communication, including such areas as: open access publishing, research data management, author rights management, publication metrics, reputation management, and/or data curation/visualization services. Evidence of a strong commitment to user-centered services. Evidence of excellent communication, public speaking, teaching, writing, organizational, and analytical skills. Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Librarian I Preferred Qualifications: Degree in biological sciences or related field. Experience working in scientific research setting. 1-3 years successful professional library experience with responsibility for subject areas in biological sciences. Experience building and maintaining collections. 2 years experience providing information literacy instruction to graduate students, faculty, and staff. Experience collaborating with faculty on instruction projects, including instruction integrated into courses or course management systems. Experience developing and maintaining web guides or resources. Experience with any or all of the following: collaborating with faculty on research or publishing projects; providing data management services, including data management plans; analyzing publication metrics; designing and promoting innovative programming and services in support of research and teaching in liaison departments. Experience planning and implementing the redesign of library spaces. Past success in grant-writing or other development initiatives. Evidence of initiative, creativity and resourcefulness. Demonstrated potential for leadership at university, state, national and international levels.

Librarian II Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program. A degree or two years of relevant Subject Liaison or collection development experience in a STEM field. Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with the scientific literature, database resources and research processes in the sciences. Experience providing library instruction, or creating library instruction materials such as assignments, research guides or tutorials for college-level students and faculty. Experience providing reference and research consultation service in an academic- or research-level setting. Knowledge of current issues in scholarly communication, including such areas as: open access publishing, research data management, author rights management, publication metrics, reputation management, and/or data curation/visualization services. Evidence of a strong commitment to user-centered services. Evidence of excellent communication, public speaking, teaching, writing, organizational, and analytical skills. Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Librarian II Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in biological sciences or related field. Experience working in scientific research setting. 2-4 years successful professional library experience with responsibility for subject areas in biological sciences. Experience building and maintaining collections. 2 years experience providing information literacy instruction to graduate students, faculty, and staff. Experience collaborating with faculty on instruction projects, including instruction integrated into courses or course management systems. Experience developing and maintaining web guides or resources. Experience with any or all of the following: collaborating with faculty on research or publishing projects; providing data management services, including data management plans; analyzing publication metrics; designing and promoting innovative programming and services in support of research and teaching in liaison departments. Experience planning and implementing the redesign of library spaces. Past success in grant-writing or other development initiatives. Evidence of initiative, creativity and resourcefulness. Demonstrated potential for leadership at university, state, national and international levels.

Salary and Benefits: $49,992 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, complete application materials are due by the date of first review, July 5, 2016.

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

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

Library Fellows (2) (Visiting Library Faculty, 2-year limited term position)-- University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries

posted Jun 13, 2016, 6:47 PM by Lars Hagelin

Announcement Number: 16381

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is seeking applicants for two Library Fellows (Visiting Library Faculty, 2-year limited term position) in its University Libraries. UNLV encourages individuals from historically under-represented populations to apply (16381).

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu.

PROFILE of the LIBRARIES and DIVISION
As a strong partner in student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology and internationally renowned Special Collections, including two research centers: the Center for Gaming Research and the Oral History Research Center. University Libraries is comprised of Lied Library and three branch libraries, and we are a gateway to more than 20,000 electronic journals and 1.7 million books, including e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians and staff members committed to a culture of continuous improvement as we contribute to the teaching, learning, research, and creative endeavors at one of the nation's fastest growing universities.

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.

Both positions will be within the Libraries' Collections, Acquisitions and Discovery (CAD) Division. CAD provides the Libraries' functions of content development and management, access and delivery of resources, bibliographic and metadata services and scholarly communication support. The CAD Division includes the management of the high profile Digital Scholarship@UNLV institutional repository. Candidates selected will have the opportunity to work collaboratively on strategic initiatives and projects across the library organization and will work with liaison librarians, teaching and learning librarians, and other functional specialists. As a member of the library faculty, the selected candidate will have an opportunity to acquire first-hand experience with research and scholarship and service to the library, institution, and profession.

ROLE of the POSITION
UNLV is one of the most diverse universities in the nation with a large first-generation college student population. The UNLV Libraries have an enduring commitment to diversity and seek to provide a two-year visiting appointment open to interested new graduates and early-career librarians. UNLV encourages individuals from historically under-represented populations to apply. The Library Fellows appointments will provide the selected candidates with transferable professional early work experience and career development opportunities in preparation for future leadership roles in the field. Structured as an immersive academic library experience for newly qualified and early career librarians, the Library Fellows will develop a broad knowledge of the activities and functions of academic research libraries with a specialization in a key area of strategic importance for UNLV Libraries. UNLV's program provides support for professional engagement at the national level as well as mentoring. Through participation in the program individuals will hone professional skills, develop proficiency in their area of specialization, and build a professional network in preparation for future career opportunities.

The campus is embarking on a Top Tier initiative to become one of the nation's best public research universities. A key strategic aim articulated in the Top Tier Initiative is to "enhance library collections and infrastructure to support evolving methods of research, scholarship, and creative activity across UNLV's disciplines". UNLV Libraries is seeking librarians to help advance library initiatives in line with these Top Tier strategic aims. We are looking for collaborative and energetic individuals to contribute to planning, outreach, education, and the development of services, tools and policies in key areas.

The selected candidates will develop expertise, leadership, and project management skills in the inter-related Libraries' focus areas of digital scholarship and scholarly communication. Key project areas that may be assigned are listed below:

1. Research Data Management: Working with library colleagues and other campus constituents, participate in the development of an infrastructure and services to support data discovery, curation, preservation, this will include:
  • outreach to the campus community to ensure data deposit in UNLV repositories or appropriate subject repositories;
  • providing guidance and instruction in creating data management plans and encourage use of the UNLV instance of the DMPToolkit; and
  • monitoring new data practices and standards adopted by government agencies and other relevant disciplinary groups.
2. Scholarly Research Impact: Assist in the Libraries ORCID implementation pilot. Investigate and develop a range of services around scholarly output research impact and bibliometrics/altmetrics for UNLV. Investigate methods for tracking UNLV researcher compliance with federal granting mandates for public sharing of articles and data.

3. Metadata Support: Employ appropriate metadata schema and standards to increase discoverability of digital research outputs of UNLV. Assist in developing policies and procedures that are compatible with the Libraries' other metadata activities, specifically in the consistent use of controlled vocabularies and identifiers. Explore the repurposing of metadata between the IR, the Libraries' other discovery interfaces, and external aggregators.

The areas of specialization assigned to the selected candidate will be dependent on the interests and skills of the candidates as expressed in their application materials and within the context of the priorities of UNLV Libraries.

QUALIFICATIONS
UNLV seeks to hire recent graduates and early career librarians for the Library Fellows program. UNLV encourages individuals from historically under-represented populations to apply.

Required qualifications include:
  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information studies to be awarded no later than August 31, 2016.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of individuals and groups, and the ability to interact effectively and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to interact effectively and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.
  • Creative and analytical thinking skills and good problem solving ability.
  • Ability to prioritize workload assignments and adjust priorities as needed.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team member.
  • Understanding of an interest in the mission and role of academic libraries.
  • Knowledge of current issues in academic libraries.
  • Commitment to professional development growth and/or evidence of self-directed learning and adaptabilty.
  • Interest in developing knowledge and skills in any or all aspects of the research lifecycle including scholarly communication, research data management, scholarly research impact, bibliometrics, and metadata.
Preferred:
  • Understanding of the scholarly communication lifecycle and familiarity with issues and current thinking in scholarly communication.
  • Experience in providing library support to science disciplines.
  • Knowledge of research data management trends and issues.
  • Experience with MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards and schema and an understanding of the principles of authority control.
  • Experience with outreach and training activities.
  • Experience with institutional repositories.
  • Understanding of scholarly metrics.

SALARY RANGE
$65,000. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Application materials must include:1) a letter of interest that specifies the candidate's interest and experience in the focus and project areas outlined above, 2) a current and detailed resume that lists qualifications, experience, and skills, and 3) names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references who may be contacted. Within the cover letter, applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience. The review of materials will begin on July 11 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to the UNLV Library Fellows Search Committee Chair, and 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) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Online App. Form: https://hrsearch.unlv.edu

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