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Research & Instruction Librarian-- University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library

posted Dec 1, 2016, 4:01 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Washington Libraries seeks a creative and collaborative librarian to join a strong team of librarians, faculty, and staff who are committed to innovation in teaching, learning and research.

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.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL AND CASCADIA COLLEGE LIBRARY

http://library.uwb.edu

The University of Washington Libraries serves the students, faculty, and staff of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell at their co-located campus in Bothell, located 18 miles north of downtown Seattle. UW Bothell currently offers programs in Business; Computing and Software Systems; Educational Studies; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Nursing and Health Studies. More information on UW Bothell and its programs can be found at http://www.uwb.edu. Cascadia College offers a wide range of Associate degrees and certificates and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices. More about Cascadia College can be found here:http://www.cascadia.edu/.

The University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library serves one of the most ethnically diverse higher education communities in the state. Librarians and library staff work collaboratively to provide culturally relevant services and resources that reflect the diversity of our campus community, and to foster an inclusive learning environment for our users. Information about the Library’s Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice program is available here: http://libguides.uwb.edu/libraryEDSJteam

THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, this position will partner with colleagues within the Library and across the campus to develop, deliver, and assess in-person and online instruction that integrates information literacy into the curriculum, and will utilize learning technologies and pedagogies in support of student learning.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
  • Provides classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library’s integrated information literacy curriculum at the lower division, including College 101 and English 102 at Cascadia College, and Discovery Core and Research Writing classes in the first year program at UW Bothell. 
  • Serve as a liaison to undergraduate and graduate faculty and students in subject areas to be determined based on emerging needs of the unit and prior experience.
  • In consultation with the Head of Collections, will select print and electronic materials for the undergraduate and graduate curricula, informed by the larger research collections across the UW Libraries and regional consortia. Includes collaborative tri-campus efforts with counterpart colleagues at UW Seattle and UW Tacoma to meet collection needs for each campus.
  • In consultation with the Head of Research Services, will provide assistance for a range of research inquiries in the Library’s Information Commons and online through the UW Libraries’ email and chat reference services.
  • Occasional evening and weekend reference and instruction work will be required.
  • Librarians are expected to play an active role in planning and assessing library services, and to take responsibility for his/her professional development in pursuit of promotion and continuing appointment.
  • Some travel will be 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.
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in the provision of instruction services in a college or university setting. Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment.
Preferred
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid and online instruction.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in the provision of reference services to college or university students, in person and online. Strong user centered public service philosophy.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and cooperation are essential. Commitment to continually seeking improvement in services, collections, and facilities. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
SALARY

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

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant Librarian or Sr. Assistant 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). Please also address in your cover letter how your qualifications and experience inform your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff. 
  • 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).
  • Teaching Statement: Provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing your general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy.
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Bothell Research & Instruction Librarian" 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, January 6, 2017.

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.

Digital Humanities Librarian-- University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences

posted Nov 21, 2016, 4:07 AM by Lars Hagelin

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The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks a Digital Humanities Librarian. This position reports to the Director of Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication. This is a full-time, 12-month position with faculty rank and tenure status negotiable based on qualifications and experience. The desired start date is November 1, 2016. The annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications, with full benefits.

The Digital Humanities Librarian will provide specialized reference, consulting and project development services to humanities students, faculty, and researchers at UNM. As the Libraries’ designated expert in emerging humanities research tools and methods, this position will collaborate with library and academic colleagues across campus and throughout New Mexico to develop and promote innovative new digital scholarship services. This position will also serve as the Libraries’ subject specialist for English, and as a member of the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication unit, they will contribute to digital collections and access initiatives. The Digital Humanities Librarian will keep current with emerging research and instructional tools and technologies. They will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers and employ communication, organization, analytic, and problem-solving skills.

For best consideration, apply online by December 9, 2016. Go to the UNMJobs website athttp://unmjobs.unm.edu/ and search for posting #0835496.

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

Librarian-In-Residence-- University of Arkansas Libraries

posted Nov 16, 2016, 9:12 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Arkansas (UA) Libraries Librarian-in-Residence Program offers an entry-level librarian an opportunity to further their training and begin an exciting career in academic librarianship. The program supports the Libraries’ and the University’s commitment to achieving a culturally diverse faculty and provides the opportunity for a Resident to experience, over two years (third year optional), three areas of librarianship and to develop a specialization. The holistic experience, including professional travel and assigned time for scholarship, will give the Resident a competitive advantage in the search for a successive professional position. (http://libraries.uark.edu/diversity/residency/overview.asp)

The Resident will have the opportunity to serve in three functional areas the first year, determined mutually by the Resident’s interests and the needs of the Libraries, and attend and become engaged in professional committees and organizations. In the second year, the Resident will begin to specialize by contributing to two functional areas of his or her choosing and to formulate the basis for a capstone project. If mutually agreeable, the optional third year allows the Resident to hone specialization in one area and complete a capstone project, preferably suitable for publication. The successful candidate should possess a strong interest in academic librarianship; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentation skills; and the ability to be flexible and motivated in the face of changing work assignments, projects, and departments.

Qualifications. 

Required: A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program granted within the past two years; demonstrated experience in performing service activities; and demonstrated experience providing support for diversity initiatives.

Preferred: Membership in a professional library organization and active involvement with professional library diversity initiatives (e.g., the ARL SAA Mosaic, ACE Scholars, ALA Spectrum Scholars programs or ARL/MLA Diversity & Inclusion Initiative).

Rank and Salary: Non-tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor. Two-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal. Salary: $50,000.

Benefits: Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.

Background: The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students. The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH). The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities. The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered. The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission. For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (http://libraries.uark.edu). The University of Arkansas campus (http://www.uark.edu/) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 27,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System. With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters. This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

Application deadline and contact information. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by December 2, 2016, will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. For the full posting or to apply, please go to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/17013. When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application (addressed to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs); résumé; a statement on how your commitment to diversity would enhance the UA libraries and the library profession; and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Data Services Librarian-- University of Houston Libraries

posted Nov 14, 2016, 7:22 AM by Lars Hagelin

The Data Services Librarian will collaborate with subject liaison librarians across disciplines to provide expert support for faculty and students working with geospatial, numeric, statistical, and other data. Such support may include instruction in methodologies and tools, especially those related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS); analysis and visualization of data; and development and promotion of dataset collections. Because campus demand for data-related services is significant and increasing, the Data Services Librarian will play a key role in expanding the UH Libraries’ capacity to provide these services by providing data training to colleagues in the Libraries and contributing to the development of innovative, collaborative service models for the Libraries’ Digital Research Commons.

Reporting to the Head of Liaison Services for Collections and Research Support, this position is part of the Liaison Services Department and will serve as an important member of a dynamic and collegial team of subject and functional specialists committed to providing outstanding service in the areas of instruction, outreach, collections, and research support. The position will work closely with several colleagues, including the Coordinator of Research Support Services, the Head of Digital Research Services, and the newly created positions of Director of the Digital Research Commons and Digital Scholarship Coordinator to provide research support and data-related services across campus. The position offers the opportunity for extensive collaboration with faculty and graduate students, exciting possibilities for involvement in emerging academic programs, and significant potential for creativity and innovation.

Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Libraries’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

Required Qualifications:
  • Significant experience with data-intensive research, including familiarity with methodologies and tools for data analysis and visualization
  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in team-based environment, both within the Libraries and with faculty, staff, and students
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience using and applying GIS in a library environment
  • Experience teaching data-related skills and tools
  • Knowledge of scripting languages used with data-intensive research such as Python or R 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects involving many stakeholders simultaneously
  • Experience designing, implementing, and assessing models for data services
  • Experience working on grant-funded research projects
  • Familiarity with a variety of data sources
Salary: $58,000 to $60,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.

Library Information: The University of Houston Libraries’ Digital Research Commons will offer services, tools, and technologies to support collaborative scholarship and research across disciplines. By leveraging the expertise of the Libraries and cultivating partnerships with other campus research support units, the Commons will collaborate with faculty, researchers, staff, and advanced students from research conception to preservation, by providing data management, data documentation, research publishing and sharing, and data preservation services.

The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, HathiTrust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. The University Libraries’ total staff is 160, including 62 professionals. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu.

The UH Libraries’ Strategic Plan 2017-21 focuses on quality collections, research productivity, student success, and transforming library spaces. The complete document is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/strategic-plan . The Libraries’ Strategic Plan supports an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and furthers the drive for flagship status: http://www.uh.edu/about/mission/ . We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/33433.

Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment

Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation.

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner,

Associate Dean for Resource Management, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu.

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Business Librarian-- Texas A&M University Libraries

posted Nov 11, 2016, 7:07 AM by Lars Hagelin

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative, energetic, and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as a Business Librarian. This is a tenure-track academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities including research, publication, and service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion.

Reporting to the Director of West Campus Library, the Business Librarian is part of a team that provides a full range of information support primarily to the Mays Business School and clients of the West Campus Library. Responsibilities include participation in liaison, reference, collection development, instruction and outreach, and scholarly communication activities.

We are actively seeking an individual to serve as the subject specialist and liaison to the Departments of Marketing and Information & Operations Management. All subject specialists in the Texas A&M University Libraries also participate in library-wide working groups/committees/projects.

Required Qualifications:
  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree (or international equivalent)
  • Academic background and/or knowledge of business or business-related area demonstrated through undergraduate degree, advanced degree, coursework, or work experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in Marketing, MIS, Operations/Supply Chain Management, or another business-related area
  • Demonstrated understanding of marketing and/or information/operations/supply chain management
  • Prior work experience in business, marketing, information systems, or operations/supply chain management
  • Previous experience in an academic or special library environment (such as providing library instruction, collection development, reference/consultation services, outreach, development of training/instructional materials/Libguides, etc.) 
  • Prior publications and professional 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 commensurate with experience. 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 January 1, 2017 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.

STEM Learning and Collections Librarian-- University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

posted Nov 11, 2016, 5:12 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from enthusiastic service-oriented professionals for the position of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Learning & Collections Librarian. The successful candidate plays a highly collaborative role in a team that supports the teaching and research of scientists in the College of Arts Sciences, the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, as well as several research institutes and centers. The librarian in this role provides instruction, research consultation, and collection development services in a wide area of sciences and engineering, complementing and collaborating with other librarians. The STEM Learning and Collections Librarian implements and manages special projects in these areas, works closely with Collection Development and Teaching & Learning Units, and acts as primary liaison to departments on an as needed basis. This librarian reports to the Director of the Sciences Department and is a non-tenure track faculty member.

The successful candidate is someone who has a passion for all areas of librarianship, a keen interest in science and science education, a commitment to student success, and a desire to flexibly contribute to a team in a variety of roles.

Requirements

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school; 
  • Coursework and/or experience with instruction or teaching; 
  • Coursework and/or experience with collection assessment; 
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and carry out project-based work; 
  • Expressed interest in the sciences; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively; 
  • Demonstrated passion for playing a variety of roles in team-based settings; 
  • Ability to take initiative and flexibly respond to evolving needs; 
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for a community of diversity and inclusion; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills. 
Desirable Qualifications

Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:
  • Three years of professional experience in an academic or special library, particularly those serving scientists or engineers; 
  • Experience in providing information literacy instruction; 
  • Experience in assessing collections and user needs; 
  • Experience providing reference or research consultation services; 
  • An academic or professional background in the sciences or engineering. 
Appointment and Salary:

The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), non-tenure-stream faculty member. The minimum starting salary is $50,500. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, and TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by December 4, 2016, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 07498) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU. The full position description can be viewed at http://www.colorado.edu/libraries/jobs-opportunities.

Direct Link to Apply: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=07498&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WCJSewOFxEw.mailto

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu. In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

About the University and Libraries:

As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.

Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank. The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

About Boulder, Colorado:

Boulder and the surrounding area is known as one of the best places to live because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere. At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest. Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space and trails.

Library Information Specialist 2-- Zimmerman Library, University of New Mexico

posted Nov 11, 2016, 5:08 AM by Lars Hagelin

Position Summary: Zimmerman Library has one to three positions open for a Library Information Specialist 2. This person will perform an integrated range of tasks and/or services. He/she will provides technical support and assistance in the performance and coordination of routine and moderately complex library duties in access services; monitors daily operations. Also, he/she will coordinate and prioritize work of lower level staff and/or students.

Duties include:
  • Monitor and provide access services, including circulation, reserves, and stacks maintenance in Zimmerman Library 
  • Provide reference and information services to students, staff, faculty and the public, both in person at designated service desks, and via phone, chat, and email, making referrals as appropriate. 
  • Perform routine to moderately complex tasks, utilizing databases, integrate library systems, and other technologies 
  • Monitor and perform daily operations 
  • Share in guiding and supporting the work of student employees. 
  • Assist staff and librarians with other job-related duties and projects as assigned. 
Assignment Details:
  • Mostly weekend and evening shifts 
This is an on-call position and is not benefits eligible.

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 1 year of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. 
OR
  • Successful completion of at least 60 college-level credit hours; at least 3 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with customer service in libraries, including reference and circulation services delivered in person, by phone, e-mail, chat, text and other emerging technologies 
  • Knowledge of library access services principles, practices, and terminology 
  • Skill in the use of computers with a Windows-based operating environment
  • Skill in the use of library resources, such as databases and integrated library systems 

For Best Consideration: 11/11/2016

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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

Required Applicant Documents: 
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter 
Special Instructions to Applicants: Official transcripts, High School diploma or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.

Please provide a minimum of three current or former supervisory references.
Please include how you meet the preferred qualifications in your cover letter.

Position Class URL: Click here to view additional position details
Posting Department Website: http://library.unm.edu/
Institutional Commitment: 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.
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt
Quicklink for Posting: unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=89570

Director of the Digital Research Commons-- University of Houston Libraries

posted Nov 9, 2016, 10:09 AM by Lars Hagelin

Responsibilities: The Director of the Digital Research Commons will be a key leader in UH Libraries expansion of services for advancing the digital research productivity of UH faculty, staff, and students. Reporting to the Head of Digital Research Services, the director will manage the day-to-day activities of the Digital Research Commons. Coordinating with Libraries’ external partners, including the UH Division of Research, the Center for Advanced Computing and Data Services, and colleges, the director will contribute to faculty and student digital scholarship projects by providing services for collaboration, program planning, and interdisciplinary digital projects.

Primary duties include: overseeing Commons operations including budgets, facilities, technology, grants, projects, and assessment; coordinating with other Libraries divisions, UH Division of Research, Center for Advanced Computing and Data Services, and other academic colleges and university centers in the development, implementation, and support of Commons projects and services; collaborating with faculty, researchers, and advanced students to develop and sustain digital scholarship projects

Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Libraries’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

Qualifications:

Required:
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects involving many stakeholders simultaneously
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research and digital scholarship trends and principles
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Experience with designing, implementing, evaluating, and optimizing models for digital scholarship programs and emerging practice areas.
  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in team-based environment, both within the Libraries and with faculty, staff, and students
Preferred:
  • Knowledge of data mining and data visualization research tools
  • Coursework or advanced degree (MA, PhD or ABD) in history, digital humanities or other humanities fields, or the social sciences
  • Experience with grant writing 
Salary: $76,000 to $80,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.

Library Information: The University of Houston Libraries’ Digital Research Commons will offer services, tools, and technologies to support collaborative scholarship and research across disciplines. By leveraging the expertise of the Libraries and cultivating partnerships with other campus research support units, the Commons will collaborate with faculty, researchers, staff, and advanced students from research conception to preservation, by providing data management, data documentation, research publishing and sharing, and data preservation services.

The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, HathiTrust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. The University Libraries’ total staff is 160, including 62 professionals. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu.

The UH Libraries’ Strategic Plan 2017-21 focuses on quality collections, research productivity, student success, and transforming library spaces. The complete document is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/strategic-plan. The Libraries’ Strategic Plan supports an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and furthers the drive for flagship status (http://www.uh.edu/about/mission/ ). We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.

General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 14 colleges offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of over 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of Houston is a nationally prominent research university. Researchers are making new demands on available resources, seeking new funding sources, exploring new modes of scholarship, and generating and managing a vast array of research data. By aligning UH Libraries’ expertise and resources with these evolving research agenda, the Libraries can significantly impact the success of campus research, preserve and expand access to scholarship at UH, and document research excellence.

Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities (http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-list-of-americas-coolest-cities-to-live/).

For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://www.visithoustontexas.com/. For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/33339.

Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment

Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation.

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner,

Associate Dean for Resource Management, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu .

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Digital Scholarship Coordinator-- University of Houston Libraries

posted Nov 9, 2016, 10:06 AM by Lars Hagelin

Responsibilities: Reporting to Head of Digital Research Services, the coordinator will partner with colleagues and units within the Libraries to advance digital research services and activities, including: providing services to publish, archive, and make accessible research data and scholarship; marketing UH Libraries’ digital scholarship expertise; and collaborating with Libraries’ stakeholders to enhance programming in the Digital Research Commons.

Primary duties include: coordinating digital scholarship activities within UH Libraries and serving as a resource for UH Libraries’ employees who are engaged in digital scholarship; collaborating with UH Libraries’ employees to provide digital scholarship instruction, training, and consultations; administering, expanding, and promoting digital repositories, including the Texas Data Repository and UH Libraries’ Institutional Repository, for disseminating and archiving research data and scholarship; collaborating with the UH Graduate School and UH colleges to archive and make accessible electronic theses and dissertations.

Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Libraries’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

Qualifications:

Required:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research and digital scholarship trends, principles, and tools, including familiarity with data mining and data visualization research tools
  • Experience in capturing, curating, or sharing the scholarly record and research outputs of a University
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in team-based environment, both within the Libraries and with faculty, staff, and students
Preferred:
  • Experience with administering digital scholarship platforms and online collaborative research environments (e.g. DSpace, Omeka, Getty Scholar’s Workspace, etc.) 
Salary: $58,000 to $60,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.

Library Information: The University of Houston Libraries’ Digital Research Commons will offer services, tools, and technologies to support collaborative scholarship and research across disciplines. By leveraging the expertise of the Libraries and cultivating partnerships with other campus research support units, the Commons will collaborate with faculty, researchers, staff, and advanced students from research conception to preservation, by providing data management, data documentation, research publishing and sharing, and data preservation services.

The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, HathiTrust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. The University Libraries’ total staff is 160, including 62 professionals. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu.

The UH Libraries’ Strategic Plan 2017-21 focuses on quality collections, research productivity, student success, and transforming library spaces. The complete document is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/strategic-plan. The Libraries’ Strategic Plan supports an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and furthers the drive for flagship status: http://www.uh.edu/about/mission/ . We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.

General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 14 colleges offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of over 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of Houston is a nationally prominent research university. Researchers are making new demands on available resources, seeking new funding sources, exploring new modes of scholarship, and generating and managing a vast array of research data. By aligning UH Libraries’ expertise and resources with these evolving research agenda, the Libraries can significantly impact the success of campus research, preserve and expand access to scholarship at UH, and document research excellence.

Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities: http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-list-of-americas-coolest-cities-to-live/ .

For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://www.visithoustontexas.com/. For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/33338.

Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment

Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation.

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner,

Associate Dean for Resource Management, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu .

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Technical Services Librarian-- University of Missouri Libraries

posted Nov 7, 2016, 3:27 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Missouri Libraries seek qualified applicants for the position of Technical Services Librarian. This position plans, develops, directs, and implements service functions such as cataloging, system maintenance, acquisitions, and serials.

The Technical Services Librarian will provide access to e-resources through descriptive metadata, subject headings, analysis and classification and will be responsible for the loading and maintenance of records into the catalog for all online packages and e-resources for both MU and the University of Missouri System. He or she will work with the Serials unit to ensure all serials and e-resources are renewed or purchased in a timely manner, maintain the records in the Discovery Tool to ensure that the discovery tool and the online catalog are in sync and accurate, and other duties as assigned. All librarians are expected to be professionally active and participate in campus service and activities.

This position will be hired at the rank of Librarian I or a Librarian II, according to the qualifications of the final candidate.

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required. Knowledge of basic elements of bibliographic control; familiarity with III’s Sierra; experience with cataloging both copy and original; and the various acquisitions systems. For the rank of Librarian II, three years of professional library experience is also required.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with record loads for a catalog. Strong service orientation. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Strong MS Office skills including expertise in Excel. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels, vendors, faculty, donors, and others. Ability to work with others in a collaborative team environment, with a participative management style. Initiative, flexibility, and the potential to excel in a rapidly changing environment.

Willingness and ability to gain broad insights into technical services processes in general. Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated involvement in professional organizations at a regional or national level.

Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php/, Job ID 21572. Only online applications will be accepted. Preference for applications received by December 5, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.

About the Libraries, the campus, and community: The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.2 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.

MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. The MU Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.

The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 18 colleges and schools. Many departments also work closely with the University Extension program to bring the benefits of research to Missouri citizens. The University of Missouri has a statewide network of 10 research parks and business incubators, each designed to help faculty, entrepreneurs and businesses collaborate to move innovative research to the marketplace, and the Mizzou Advantage program encourages innovative interdisciplinary collaboration.

Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $237 million annually on scientific research. The National Science Foundation has recognized MU as one of the top-10 universities in the country for undergraduate research opportunities. Mizzou graduates more than 8,000 students annually, granting 27 percent of all bachelor's degrees, 23 percent of master’s degrees and 62 percent of all doctoral degrees earned at Missouri's public universities.

Located in central Missouri with easy access to St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia, MO is consistently ranked one of America’s best places to live because of its excellent quality of life. For more information on the MU Libraries, the University, and Columbia, please visit the following:
The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer.

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