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Center for Southwest Studies

posted Apr 22, 2016, 11:36 AM by Anne McKee

Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is seeking applicants for a Center of Southwest Studies Librarian at the Delaney Southwest Research Library. This is a 32-hour/week (.8 FTE), 12 month exempt position with benefits. M.L.S./M.L.I.S. from an ALA accredited institution is required. For detailed job information including further minimum qualifications and the application process, please visit www.fortlewis.edu/jobs and click on the Exempt Positions link. Applications received by May 18, 2016 will be given full consideration. Fort Lewis is an AA/EO employer.

Academic Services Librarians-- Kansas State University Libraries

posted Apr 18, 2016, 8:41 AM by Lars Hagelin

Kansas State University Libraries invites nominations and applications for two Academic Services Librarians. We are seeking individuals with backgrounds in business or STEM related disciplines and who have a demonstrated ability to adapt to and learn relevant technologies and resources. Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program and knowledge of discipline-focused resources required. Visit http://www.lib.k-state.edu/jobs to learn more. Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Kansas State University encourages diversity among its employees. Background check required.

Collections and Budget Coordinator-- University of Washington Tacoma

posted Apr 15, 2016, 4:28 AM by Lars Hagelin

THE LIBRARIES

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


UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TACOMA

The UW Tacoma Library is located on one of three campuses served by the University of Washington Libraries. The UW Tacoma Library is dedicated to creating community by engaging with student learning and connecting researchers to resources that foster discovery. This position will join the UW Tacoma Library as it embarks on a new strategic plan and will be involved with new and developing initiatives. For more information, consult the UW Tacoma Library web site: http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/library/.

UW Tacoma is an Urban-Serving University actively engaged in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. Located in award-winning, renovated historic buildings in Tacoma’s urban core, UW Tacoma serves a diverse population of South Puget Sound students. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth and collaboration.


THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Director, UW Tacoma Library, the Collections and Budget Coordinator provides oversight of collection management at the University of Washington Tacoma. The Collections and Budget Coordinator serves as the UW Tacoma Library representative on matters of collection development policy and procedures within the University Libraries. This includes leading library liaisons in developing collection development processes, spending plans, the development of budget estimates for new academic degrees and programs, and documentation for accreditation processes.

The Collections and Budget Coordinator develops, implements, coordinates, and monitors all budget operations for the Library. Provides accurate and timely information to the Director, administrative assistant, librarians, and library staff, regarding unit, department, and University budget information and procedures.

Responsibilities include contributing to the development of innovative approaches to research assistance and instruction, tailored to user populations. The Collections and Budget Coordinator will also be responsible for the delivery of services in an organization committed to electronic resources and access, in addition to the full range of public services and assessment in an academic library.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
  • Coordinate with subject librarians for UW Tacoma Library collection development.
  • Manage the UW Tacoma Library Collections Fund group.
  • Represent the UW Tacoma Library in tri-campus collections committees and discussions.
  • Provide budget support for the UW Tacoma Library.
  • Build and develop yearly and biennial budgets for the Library and provides strategic budget analysis.
  • Perform monthly reviews of all expenditures compliance with University policies and procedures.
  • Serve as a subject liaison, providing reference and instruction services.

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.
  • Excellent knowledge of current issues and opportunities in collections management and understanding of current trends and changes in scholarly publishing.
  • Experience developing and managing library collections.
  • Familiarity with assessment and evaluation methods for library collections.
  • Documented experience in effectively and responsibly managing budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High level of energy, creativity, and affinity for productive ambiguity; ability to foster collaborative relationships within and across administrative lines.
Preferred
  • At least two years of academic library experience.
  • Experience with reference and instruction.
  • Record of research, publication, or professional contributions.

SALARY


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


RANK

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


BENEFITS

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


APPLICATION PROCESS

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Monday, May 16, 2016.

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

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

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

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

Associate Director, Health Sciences Library-- Health Sciences Library (HSL), University of Washington Libraries

posted Apr 15, 2016, 4:25 AM by Lars Hagelin

REPORTING TO: Associate Dean of University Libraries, Director of the Health Sciences Library

THE LIBRARIES:

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

HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY:

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


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Health Sciences Library currently has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director to inspire the profession, to advance practice-based evidence (PBE), interprofessional education (IPE), translational research, big data, and clinical information research at the University and in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region. Reporting to the Associate Dean of University Libraries and Director of the Health Sciences Library, the Associate Director provides overall direction for the advancement of the Health Sciences Library by providing leadership for librarians and library services that influence and support the mission and goals of the UW Libraries. These include creating programs, activities and initiatives that leverage health information access, big data, and clinical research through investment in knowledge, training and tools; enhancing marketing and communications with internal and external constituencies; and promoting the Library’s reach in the state and region.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provides leadership and manages the Health Sciences Library librarians and staff in collaboration with the Associate Dean and Director of the Health Sciences Library.
  • As part of the Libraries-wide planning process, establishes goals, objectives, and strategies for the Health Sciences Library’s curricular, clinical, translational, and research informatics activities annually.
  • Provides dynamic management and leadership in human resources, financial operations, institutional reporting, statistics, advancement, and marketing and communications.
  • Serves as a member of the Health Sciences Library Management Team and participates on other administrative and committees as required.
  • Directs the day-to-day operations of a dynamic organization of more than 30 librarians and staff in the Health Sciences working in four departments.
  • Develops strategies for securing support and funding for future initiatives and programs; participates in advancement activities by cultivating relationships with donors.
  • Regularly evaluates programs, assess progress toward goals, and reports on results to the Health Sciences Library Management Team and committees.
  • Directs and manages partnerships and shared resources with HEALWA, Health Sciences Schools, and ITHS; develops strategies for securing institutional, public, and private support.
  • Builds strong and mutually beneficial relationships between the Library and external audiences such as donors, alumni, and state and community leaders.
  • Contributes to the administration of the Libraries by participating in the development of recommendations for Libraries-wide policies, planning capital projects and library renovations.
  • Oversees internal and external communications, including social media. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the work place;
  • At least 7 years of supervisory and management experience;
  • Relevant research experience, publication, teaching or other significant contributions to the profession that demonstrates substantial subject mastery.
  • Demonstrated success in determining own and/or team's priorities based on user needs, performance objectives and overall organizational goals;
  • Experience in project management and managing business and/or library operations in a university setting;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the evolving scholarly communications environment and open access initiatives;
  • Ability and willingness to work cooperatively in an evolving technological environment;
  • In-depth knowledge of information and web technologies;
  • Excellent speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of current issues and opportunities in health sciences education, clinical care, and public and private funding opportunities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professional credential (AHIP)
  • Successful record of managing library renovations and working on capital projects.
  • Experience developing data services using current and emerging technologies.

SALARY:

$72,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background. An administrative stipend will be established at the time of hire.


RANK:

Position will be at the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian depending on qualifications and background.


BENEFITS:

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


APPLICATION PROCESS:

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Wednesday, May 20, 2016.

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

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

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

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

Integrated Social Sciences Librarian-- ducational Outreach, Reference & Research Services, Allen Library, University of Washington

posted Apr 13, 2016, 10:46 AM by Lars Hagelin

THE LIBRARIES

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 8 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.

REFERENCE & RESEARCH SERVICES

The Integrated Social Sciences Librarian reports to the Instructional Design & Outreach Services Librarian and is part of the Libraries’ Reference and Research Services Division. The Division provides virtual and on-site information and reference services in the humanities, social sciences, many of the sciences, and international studies. Educational Outreach, Information Services, Suzzallo Reference, Government Publications, Maps, Media, the Microforms and Newspaper collection, Data Services, and the Research Commons comprise the Division. Librarians provide consultation, reference, and instruction services for their academic departments.

THE POSITION

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic librarian committed to providing a range of services to the online Integrated Social Sciences undergraduate degree and other degree completion programs administered by UW Professional and Continuing Education. The librarian provides assistance to program-specific students, staff, and faculty using a range of educational techniques and technologies, and ensures that they are provided with quality reference and research assistance, instruction, and other appropriate services and support as described in the UW Libraries' Subject Librarian Position Description Framework. The librarian is an active member of the Libraries Teaching and Learning Group, and works closely with members of the Libraries' Educational Outreach Team to develop services and tools for hybrid and online instructional efforts.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
  • Provides consultation and instruction services to students enrolled in UW's online undergraduate degree in Integrated Social Sciences in collaboration with the Social Sciences subject librarians.
  • Collaborates with ISS faculty in the creation of research assignments
  • Creates and maintains diverse learning objects to support instruction and research, including research and course guides (using Libguides), video tutorials, and university courseware.
  • Collaborates with the Instructional Design & Outreach Services Librarian in developing and promoting tools and services for in-person, hybrid, and online information literacy instruction.
  • Participates in staffing the Libraries' virtual reference and information service.
  • Participates with colleagues in training, and supporting Libraries staff who provide outreach services to students and staff involved in fee-based degree programs.
QUALIFICATIONS

Required
  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Experience in planning and/or providing information literacy instruction.
  • Experience or strong interest in using online learning tools and technologies.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
Preferred
  • One to three years of experience working in public services in an academic library.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a social sciences area.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and providing information literacy instruction in a course management system or other online environment.
  • Evidence of engagement with current and emerging educational technology trends, particularly as they contribute to meeting the needs of researchers in the social sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively with colleagues, faculty and students.
  • Experience with Libraries assessment projects and initiatives.
SALARY

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

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior 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)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.
APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

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

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

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

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

Giustina Director of Special Collections & University Archives-- University of Oregon Libraries

posted Apr 13, 2016, 10:42 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Oregon Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the newly endowed position of Giustina Director of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA).

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position provides leadership and administrative oversight of all aspects of SCUA operations, including collection development and management, preservation and security, public services and instruction, outreach and communication, and general administration (budget administration, supervision, policy development, and planning); collaborating with other library departments and staff on shared projects, including but not limited to digitization workflows and technical infrastructure to support special collections and archives, as defined in the Libraries’ Strategic Plan; fostering a cooperative work environment and team spirit among SCUA faculty and staff (approximately 10 permanent FTE, including non-tenure-track career faculty, administrative and classified staff, student assistants, and Graduate Teaching Fellows); working closely with library administration and the director of development to develop donor relationships and identify opportunities for grants and foundation support to sustain and advance department and library programs; collaboration with other repositories and heritage organizations, with an emphasis on partnerships in the State of Oregon and Pacific Northwest; campus and community outreach through public speaking programs, exhibitions and public relations; representing the department as a member of the Library Council, the library’s operations and management group; participating in appropriate professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field, and to meet criteria for promotion and retention; and contributing to the university’s goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The position reports to the Dean of Libraries.

Qualifications:

For a complete description and list of required and desired qualifications, please see: http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?subtype=academic.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package (see: http://hr.uoregon.edu).

Application Deadline:

To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by May 13, 2016. Position will remain open until filled.

To Apply:

Submit a Word or PDF document that includes a cover letter, résumé, and list of four professional references addressed to Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Human Resources Librarian, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 at libapps@uoregon.edu. Questions about this position may be addressed to Andrew Bonamici at bonamici@uoregon.edu.

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

Digital Scholarship Librarian-- University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

posted Apr 13, 2016, 10:39 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Digital Scholarship Librarian, a tenure-stream faculty position in the University Libraries. Faculty and graduate students in departments and programs across the CU-Boulder campus have demonstrated strong interest in interdisciplinary digital scholarship as evidenced by widespread participation in our ongoing “Exploring Digital Humanities” speaker and workshop series, hires of faculty with a digital focus, and plans to create a graduate digital humanities certificate.

The Digital Scholarship Librarian will foster partnerships that encourage the exploration and adoption of evolving modes of digital research and pedagogy on campus, particularly in the humanities. The successful candidate will work with colleagues in the CU-Boulder Libraries and campus units to build a community around digital scholarship on campus and in the region, help lead in the creation of a campus digital scholarship initiative, and identify and foster adoption of digital tools and methods that advance scholarship and teaching. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will consult and collaborate with faculty and student researchers on digital projects and with special collections librarians, archivists, subject librarians, IT specialists, and others involved in such projects in the Libraries.

Significant parts of the responsibilities of this position are research/creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Requirements:

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:
  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution OR relevant combination of a terminal degree and experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders to further digital scholarship. 
  • Familiarity with current and emerging technologies and approaches used in digital scholarship. 
  • Familiarity with project management and workflow analysis. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, facilitation, and communication skills, particularly in explaining complex ideas and concepts effectively across multidisciplinary audiences. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultivating an environment of diversity and inclusion. 
  • Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional achievement. 
Desirable Qualifications:

Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:
  • Demonstrated experience investigating humanistic questions with digital tools. 
  • Evidence of initiative and a commitment to developing new skills. 
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and creativity in developing and advocating for new initiatives. 
  • Successful grant-writing experience. 
  • Experience working in an academic or research library. 
  • Teaching experience at the university level. 
  • Experience mentoring others. 
  • Record of research, scholarly work, and professional service at the national level. 
Appointment and Salary:

Successful candidates will be appointed as full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty members. Depending on professional experience, appointment will be at the assistant professor or senior instructor level. 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, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by May 8, 2016 in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 04549) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU. The full position description can be viewed at http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/about/jobDigitalScholarshipLibrarian.htm

Direct Link to Apply: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=04549&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.Vwgd1-Omd_o.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.

The University Libraries holds one of the largest collections of government information in the western United States. Particular strengths include a comprehensive collection of U.S. publications including robust collections of e-resources, technical reports, and international materials.

The Libraries’ Sciences Department proudly serves several of our campus’s most iconic academic enterprises, including five Nobel Laureates, six MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellows, two U.S. Professors of the Year, and four National Medal of Science winners. CU-Boulder is the top funded public university in NASA funding and ranks fifteenth in research and scholarly impact, worldwide. Our Libraries faculty and staff are involved in teaching, research, and service throughout the campus and ranks 6th in the nation in scholarly output for academic libraries.

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.

Sponsored Project Archivist-- University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

posted Apr 12, 2016, 5:25 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) seek candidates with archival and disciplinary experience to manage the digitization of NSIDC's historical print glacier photograph collection. Funded by a grant from the Council on Library & Information Resources Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program, the position is an 18 month lecturer appointment to begin as soon as May 2016.

The Project Archivist (PA) will work with librarians, archivists, scientists, graduate students, a project consultant, and a vendor to manage the digitization of approximately 9,000 historical images of glaciated regions. Digitization work will be outsourced, and a significant amount of the project will involve assigning technical and descriptive metadata to the images. The PA will work with staff in the Libraries and NSIDC to make the images available in the University of Colorado Digital Library (https://content.cu.edu/digitallibrary/) and the NSIDC Glacier Photograph Database (http://nsidc.org/data/glacier_photo/search/).

This is an opportunity to contribute to a one-of-a-kind project that will provide access to priceless images of the earth’s frozen regions. It will require enthusiasm, attention to detail, problem solving, and the ability to see the larger concept of how users may access and use these images.

The salary is $52,000. Benefits include university group health care plans.

Responsibilities include:
  1. Preparing images for digitization. This will require detailed inventorying and careful handling of images that range in size from 4”x5” to 10”x15” and date back to the 1850s. 
  2. Working with vendor to ensure quality digital images that meet researcher needs and Federal Agency Digitization Guideline Initiative (FADGI) criteria. 
  3. Providing descriptive and technical metadata to each item and publishing in two online databases. Each image will need to be consulted for metadata, and some may need to be researched for geospatial information (graduate students will assist with geospatial information). 
  4. Communicating effectively with project stakeholders, solving problems and making decisions both collaboratively and independently. 
  5. Attending conferences (with some financial support) and assisting in generating awareness of the collection. 
Requirements

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:
  • An ALA-accredited Master’s of Library and/or Information Science or equivalent education or work experience. 
  • Demonstrated interest, enthusiasm, and/or knowledge of topics in fields such as geology, glaciology, climatology, environmental science, history of exploration and/or photography, land management and national parks, and related disciplines. 
  • Ability to see “the big picture” of how metadata enables discovery. 
  • Demonstrated experience or education in archival practices. 
  • Experience with metadata standards (e.g., Dublin Core, MODS, METS, MARC, EAD). 
  • Experience working on complex projects with many stakeholders. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Ability to work and solve problems both independently and collaboratively. 
Desirable Qualifications

Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:
  • Experience managing digital projects, particularly those involving historical photographs. 
  • Significant experience developing metadata for digital objects. 
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in earth or environmental sciences. 
  • Certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists. 
  • Experience working with earth or environmental scientists. 
Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by May 1, 2016 in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 04684) 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.

Direct Link for Posting: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=04684&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.Vwa67RaSbuo.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.

The University Libraries holds one of the largest collections of government information in the western United States. Particular strengths include a comprehensive collection of U.S. publications including robust collections of e-resources, technical reports, and international materials.

About NSIDC and its Archives:

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) supports research into our world’s frozen realms: the snow, ice, glaciers, frozen ground, and climate interactions that make up Earth’s cryosphere. NSIDC manages and distributes scientific data, creates tools for data access, supports data users, performs scientific research, and educates the public about the cryosphere.

The Roger G. Barry Archives and Resource Center (ARC) at NSIDC is an information resource for people studying Earth's frozen regions, the history of science, or past climate related to the Earth’s frozen regions.

ARC offers a unique set of collections focused on both science and history in the Earth’s frozen regions, including the Arctic, the Antarctic, glaciers, ice sheets, sea ice, frozen ground, and more. The information and resources at ARC support NSIDC’s mission “to improve our understanding of the Earth’s frozen regions” and the Earth as a system.

The ARC Archives specializes in historical science materials. Its holdings include thousands of maps, photographs, prints, expedition journals, and other items of interest to those researching the history of science or studying past climate.

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.

Access Services Technician-- Washington State University Vancouver Library

posted Apr 12, 2016, 5:16 AM by Lars Hagelin

If you enjoy helping others and love problem solving with technology, consider joining our team. The WSU Vancouver Library is seeking a new Access Services Specialist to assist patrons in Circulation, process Reserves and Summit requests, oversee stacks maintenance, and work with a fun team of students and staff. The hours for this position are evenings and weekends, with a varying schedule during academic breaks. For more information and to apply see website -https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/24649

School Librarian-- Meridian Library District (Idaho)

posted Apr 12, 2016, 5:14 AM by Lars Hagelin

Be a part of a new and exciting adventure with the Meridian Library District and the West Ada School District! The school librarian delivers library services to the students of Hillsdale Elementary School and assists in other outreach to West Ada School District schools and Meridian Library Summer Learning and Early Learning programs as necessary. This is a year-round, full-time position.

Why Idaho? Meridian, ID was named by 24/7 Wall St. as American's TOP CITY to live in the U.S. in November 2015. Idaho is a great and safe place to raise a family and has easy access to a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Watch this video about Boise and Meridian.

Pay Rate: $43,000 annually; salary negotiable DOE

Benefits: Eligible for a competitive benefits package including generous paid time-off and 100% employer paid monthly health insurance premium for employee Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage with the option to add dependents and spouse at reasonable, low cost rates.

This full time year-round librarian position is responsible for:
  • Being the primary contact between the branch library and the elementary school; this position is a visible and active leader within the school community, an advocate for the SLP, and a professional member of the school library community
  • Participating in the curriculum development process, performing instruction, and coordinating the school library program for Meridian Library District. 
  • Serving as a curriculum support service to the teachers, students, and all staff members by providing equitable access to library materials and information resources. 
  • Ensuring that school library program goals and objectives are aligned with school and district long-range strategic plans 
  • In accordance with district policy, developing and maintaining a collection of resources, including use of existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
View the full job posting at www.mld.org. Ready to Apply? Click Here!

Position Close Date: Open Until Further Notice

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