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Data Librarian-- Texas A&M University Libraries

posted Sep 23, 2016, 5:11 AM by Lars Hagelin

The Texas A&M University Libraries seeks to expand our team in the Office of Scholarly Communications (OSC) by recruiting a data management librarian to join our growing team. The OSC leads the Libraries’ efforts to explore alternative means of assessing scholarly output and impact; increase recognition of Texas A&M University research; expand awareness and acceptance of open access and open educational resources on campus; support digital scholarship initiatives; strengthen author/faculty rights; and support digital data services. We often work through partnership with other library units as well as national organizations such as Duraspace and the Texas Digital Library to achieve our goals. This tenure-track academic appointment carries full faculty status and responsibilities including research, publication, and service to meet both the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for tenure and promotion.

We seek to recruit an innovative librarian who can design and implement systemic programs that couple outreach, education, tools, and policies that effectively advance library initiatives in data-driven discovery at Texas A&M. Specifically, we seek applicants who can develop data management services to support faculty preparing proposals or managing research teams; support and manage Texas A&M’s shared instance of the emerging data repository being administered by the Texas Digital Library; engage with the Libraries’ metadata efforts to improve discoverability and metadata quality for repository objects; partner with key stakeholder groups within the Libraries and across campus in developing the University’s data management, curation, and preservation strategies; and contribute to open source communities seeking to develop and expand data repository functionality. This position works closely with application developers, a cross-unit metadata team, other library units, and the Texas Digital Library.

Responsibilities
  • Partners with researchers, institutes, and centers to develop and sustain services for the management, curation, reuse, and accessibility of data produced at Texas A&M University.
  • Assists faculty in meeting funder requirements, including federal agencies, for providing public access to research results, including data.
  • Collaborates with OSC faculty and staff in developing data management services and workflows.
  • Keeps abreast of trends and developments and actively pursues innovations in data management.
  • Develops and maintains data services web pages that describe campus and funding agency data policies, guidelines, best practices, and library services.
  • Develops and delivers training and instruction for credit courses, workshops, and other forums.
  • Engages in research, publication, and professional service as required of tenure-track/tenured faculty.
Required Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent).
  • One year of relevant research data management and curation experience in an academic, scientific, or corporate setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to data curation and management.
  • Understanding of metadata standards in a research context.
  • Knowledge and usage of data documentation standards and tools.
  • Experience with one or more commonly used repository platforms.
  • Strong technical skills and technical problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in teams with culturally- and technically-diverse backgrounds.
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience working in an academic library environment.
  • Experience with one or more commonly used data repository platforms.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages used with data-intensive research such as Python or R.
  • Knowledge of User Interface design.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Established record of publications and service.
ENVIRONMENT

The University:

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

The Libraries:

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

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

The Community:

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


Salary/Benefits/Rank:

Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be 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 October 21, 2016 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Please submit application letter, vita, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. Send nominations and applications via email to LibrarianJob@library.tamu.edu or mailed to Pixey Mosley, Associate Dean for Administrative & Faculty Services, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000.

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

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

Job ID: 30561356

Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication & Collections Services-- University of Denver Libraries

posted Sep 22, 2016, 5:44 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Denver Libraries, comprised of the Main Library at the Anderson Academic Commons and the Bonfils Stanton Music Library in the Lamont School of Music, is a highly collaborative organization that serves a diverse population, ranging from our students, staff, and faculty to public and other academic patrons from the surrounding region. Opened on March 25, 2013, the Academic Commons is the campus centerpiece for collaborative, technology-infused teaching, learning, and engagement. The University of Denver Libraries is central to discovery and creative interaction among students and faculty and strives to provide collections, services, personnel, and systems that support the teaching and research programs of the University. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Dean and Director of the University Libraries, this position serves as the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services. The Associate Dean carries overall leadership responsibility for collections and scholarly communication. The Associate Dean is expected to guide strategic planning, develop programs, and manage services in support of discovery and access to scholarly resources, whether licensed, purchased, or openly available. Specific areas of responsibility include acquisitions, collection development, archives and special collections, exhibits, e-resources management, metadata and materials processing, and scholarly communication and open access initiatives. This position is responsible for personnel management and performance reviews for library faculty and staff in its reporting line. Applications received by October 15, 2016 will receive first consideration.

Essential Functions
  • Serve as a leader within the library, and on campus, in the areas of scholarly communication, collections, and bibliographic services.
  • Manage the collections budget and guide decisions about collection development and management.
  • Work in accord with the promotion guidelines, and engage in scholarly activities through research and publication, as a library faculty member.
  • Represent the Dean at the campus or other external levels when needed, including the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and the Greater Western Library Alliance.
  • Manage human resources functions and performance reviews of library faculty and staff reporting to this position, as one of two Associate Deans.
  • Seek input as appropriate from others while preparing performance reviews.
  • Participate actively in national and regional professional organizations.
  • Meet frequently as appropriate with those who report to this position and with others within the library organization to ensure ongoing communication about the progress of all programs, projects, and initiatives, and ensure that all intended outcomes are met.
  • Participate in the library management group and other committees.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • In-depth understanding of contemporary trends in academic publishing and scholarly communication.
  • Knowledge of acquisitions and licensing process and experience negotiating with vendors.
  • Evidence of effective leadership and analytical skills for decision making.
  • Working knowledge of information technology, electronic resources, and emerging metadata standards.
  • Ability to articulate a clear vision in keeping with the goals and mission of the library.
  • Ability to use knowledge, experience, awareness, and skills to advance the school’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and effectively engage with a broad spectrum of culturally diverse groups and communities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, effectively, and confidentially, using tact and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to organize work and set priorities.
  • Ability to actively engage in the library organization, including leadership and participation in teams, task forces, and committees.
  • Ability to work professionally in support of colleagues.
  • Ability to step into other roles when needed.
  • Ability to share responsibility as a faculty member in the library’s mission, goals, programs, and plans.
Required Qualifications
  • ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent advanced academic qualification in information services.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience and demonstrated leadership in an academic library with collection development or acquisitions responsibilities.
  • Combination of experience, professional service, and scholarly activity that will allow appointment at level of Associate Professor or Professor.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Three (3) years management or supervisory experience.
  • Background working with budgets.
  • Understanding of public and technical services.
  • Experience working with state and regional consortia.
  • Experience with archives and/or special collections.
Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application.

Please include the following documents with your application:
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. 3-5 references
  4. The University and Department are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Please provide a statement about how you will advance this commitment through your work.
NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Health Sciences Librarian-- University of Houston Libraries

posted Sep 20, 2016, 5:21 AM by Lars Hagelin

Responsibilities: The University of Houston Libraries seeks a highly creative candidate for the position of Health Sciences Librarian at the Health Sciences Library to be open in 2017. The Library will serve the Colleges of Optometry, Pharmacy, the School of Nursing, various clinics and other future health science programs. In addition to the responsibilities for instruction, collection development and research support, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with others to develop new and specialized services to meet the needs of faculty, researchers and graduate students in alignment with the University Libraries’ Strategic Plan. The successful candidate will be a member of the University Libraries’ Science Team and is expected to work collaboratively with liaisons to other health related departments including the Departments of Psychology, Sociology, Biology, and Health and Human Performance. The Health Sciences Librarian reports to the Director of Library Services for the Health Sciences.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams, with staff at all levels, as well as faculty and students.

Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston 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:
  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree 
  • Professional experience in an academic library, health sciences library, or relevant healthcare setting 
  • Experience searching and teaching relevant medical databases such as PubMed and CINAHL 
  • Demonstrated teaching ability and strong commitment to student learning 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Preferred:
  • Experience with systematic reviews, evidence-based practice protocols, data visualization and other methods to demonstrate research impact 
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant research processes 
  • Experience or interest in online instruction 
  • Knowledge of or ability to facilitate adoption of technologies that can enhance research support in the health sciences 

Salary: $63,000 to $65,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.

Library Information: The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. 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.

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..

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/32591

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.

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Librarian IV-- Phoenix Public Library

posted Sep 20, 2016, 5:13 AM by Lars Hagelin   [ updated Sep 20, 2016, 5:14 AM ]

Phoenix Public Library is seeking experienced, innovative, and community-oriented leaders to manage regional branches or a major unit at the Central Library. The system consists of 16 branches and the Burton Barr Central Library. Responsibilities include creating and implementing innovative service delivery programs in a customer focused environment, monitoring an operations budget, effectively working with community organizations, motivating and leading a large staff toward fulfilling the goals of the Phoenix Public Library's strategic plan, working as a leader within the system's senior management teams, providing effective service delivery to diverse populations, and thinking and working independently.

System Circulation Coordinator, Burton Barr Central: responsible for overseeing the Customer Support Services area which includes: Circulation, Sort, Electronic Island, Circulation Call Center, Inter Library Loan and Periodicals. This position is responsible for the coordination and implementation of system wide circulation activities, projects and guidelines.

Regional Branch Manager: responsible for managing a regional branch in addition to providing support to other branch libraries in the region. Duties include: coordinating the activities of the branch libraries within an assigned region; supervising branch managers and supervisors; and coordinating facility projects.

Public Services Manager,Burton Barr Central: responsible for the management of all information service desks at the Burton Barr Central Library; the delivery of information and reader's advisory services; the development and management of programming, outreach, and workforce literacy services; the management of the Burton Barr Central Library Special Collections; and may oversee Youth Services; the scheduling of all information services staff; and the supervision and development of professional, clerical, and paraprofessional staff.

Technical Services Manager: is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, receiving, and cataloging of all library materials. The range of library materials includes print books, books in 24 international languages, music CDs, DVDs, spoken work on CD, and other electronic resources. Duties also include managing the teams that comprise the work unit; representing the Phoenix Public Library at the local, state, regional, and national level for technical services initiatives; and developing partnerships and managing vendor contracts for the provision of library materials and value added services.

Collection Development Manager: responsible for managing the selection of all library materials including print, AV, and electronic. Duties include managing vendor contracts for the selection of library materials; collection analysis; developing collection development standards; staff training; and representing the Phoenix Public Library at the local, state, regional, and national level for collection development initiatives.

Adult Services Coordinator: Coordinate the Adult Services programming for the system; Manage several large projects with separate funding sources at the same time; giving presentations and writing detailed reports to library staff, city government and community organizations; granting interviews to members of the media. In addition, this position assists with grant writing that focuses on expanding or improving upon system services for adults.

Youth Services Coordinator: Coordinate the Youth Services programming for the system; Manage several large projects with separate funding sources at the same time; giving presentations and writing detailed reports to library staff, city government and community organizations; granting interviews to members of the media. In addition, this position assists with grant writing that focuses on expanding or improving upon system services for children and teens.

This recruitment may be used by any department for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list.


RECRUITMENT DATES

Recruitment closes October 10, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.


SALARY

$60,174 - $89,856 annually.

Comprehensive benefits package includes: 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days, free bus/light rail pass, traditional pension and 457/401 plans, tuition reimbursement upon hire, choice of Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Cigna HMO, PPO. For more details, visit:

https://www.phoenix.gov/hrsite/Benefit%20Category/007.pdf


JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Four years of progressively responsible professional library experience. 
  • Three years of experience supervising staff in a library environment. 
  • A master's degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution. 
  • This is a seven day a week work environment. Working irregular hours, weekends, holidays, and evenings may be required. 
  • An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered. 
  • An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered. 
  • Only the highest qualified will be posted to the eligible to hire list. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Includes the job requirements listed above, plus:
  • Exceptional customer service skills. 
  • The ability to speak Spanish is desirable but not required. 

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.


YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT

Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position. 
  • For other important information related to employment with the City of Phoenix, please visit: https://employee.phoenix.gov/Documents/Employment_Information.pdf
  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our HR Center at (602) 495-5700. 

REFERENCE

Librarian IV, Job Code #30300, 20113 #, 09/19/16, CP, Benefits: 007, Q

City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer; our employees demonstrate superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Youth Services Librarian-- Timberland Regional Library, North Mason (Belfair, WA)

posted Sep 20, 2016, 5:06 AM by Lars Hagelin

The North Mason Timberland Regional Library in Belfair, WA is looking for an innovative and dynamicYouth Services Librarian. If you have a flair for performing preschool age storytimes, the ability to present exciting book talks to elementary school age audiences, knowledge of youth literature for customer-driven reader’s advisory, and a personality that is passionate about outreach and community, this may be the perfect position for you. TRL is a five-county library system, comprised of 27 libraries. Requires a Master's Degree in Library Science, and library experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional details and application instructions available at www.trl.org.

DEADLINE: October 2, 2016

University Archivist-- Baylor University

posted Sep 19, 2016, 5:30 AM by Lars Hagelin

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris. (baylor.edu/profuturis).

Baylor seeks to fill the following Academic Professional faculty position within the University Libraries:
University Archivist

Baylor University Libraries seek an innovative and service-orientated professional who will provide leadership, vision, and direction in operating the office of the University Archives while supporting Baylor’s commitment to student success and compelling scholarship. The University Archivist will be instrumental in implementing and directing a university archival system in both print and digital formats.

Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution with a concentration in archives. For a full list of requirements and more details about the position, please visit: http://www.baylor.edu/lib/doc.php/271908.doc .

To apply, please submit a letter of application and a résumé or current curriculum vitae via email to Amie Oliver, Chair, University Archivist Search Committee, at Amie_Oliver@baylor.edu. To ensure full consideration, your application must be completed by November 11, 2016. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To learn more about the Baylor University Libraries and Baylor University, please visit us online at baylor.edu/lib and Baylor.edu.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Assistant Professor & Reference and Liaison Librarian-- University of Illinois at Chicago Library

posted Sep 13, 2016, 8:00 AM by Lars Hagelin

Liaison to the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and the
Jane Addams College of Social Work

The University Library of the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Research Services and Resources (RSR) Department of the Richard J. Daley Library. Under the direction of the RSR Librarian, the Reference and Liaison Librarian will be the Library’s primary point of contact with faculty members and students in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) and the Jane Addams College of Social Work, both of which are nationally recognized for applied social science policy research. Liaisons advocate for the needs of their academic unit(s): developing relevant Library collections, designing curriculum-integrated instruction, and supporting faculty research through innovative services. As a member of the RSR department, the successful candidate will also support general reference and instruction programming for student success across disciplines.

UIC librarians have faculty status and are expected to conduct and publish research and be active in professional organizations.

Duties as liaison to assigned departments or colleges include:
  • Advocate for the research and curricular needs of faculty, students, and staff in assigned academic units 
  • Design instruction and provide curricular support for targeted courses in each unit 
  • Conduct one-on-one research consultations 
  • Support other liaison librarians with social science data needs in their disciplines 
  • Develop and manage collections in assigned areas, including data sets relevant to applied social science 
  • Promote the library’s initiatives in data curation, preservation, and scholarly communication 
  • Participate in outreach to both the UIC campus and the community about the Library’s services, resources and programs 
General reference and instruction duties include:
  • Research support and information services in person and virtually 
  • Course-integrated instruction and general workshops 
  • Development of online instructional materials (e.g. tutorials, research guides, integrating library services into Blackboard) 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program 
  • Two years of professional library experience or professional experience with applied social science research 
  • Experience or training in social science data resources, such as government and geospatial data used with GIS and other visualization tools 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work with diverse users 
  • Ability to vigorously promote Library services and resources 
  • Ability to work effectively in a changing information environment 
  • Evidence of good judgment, self-motivation, and customer service orientation 
  • Ability to meet university standards for research, publication and professional service commensurate with tenure 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in a social science 
  • Collections development experience 
  • Knowledge of trends in government information 
SALARY/CONTRACT:

Salary commensurate with experience; twelve month appointment; 24 days vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage, but Medicare payment is required; physical examination at University Health Service is required upon appointment.

For fullest consideration, apply by September 30, 2016 with cover letter, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references. The position close date is October 14, 2016.

All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu. To apply, click on the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=70801&job=assistant-professor-reference-and-liaison-librarian

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

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

Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources & Content Strategies-- University of California Santa Barbara

posted Sep 12, 2016, 5:28 AM by Lars Hagelin

Lead the UCSB Library Scholarly Resources & Content Strategies programs and explore new strategies providing scholarly information to support research and teaching missions; increase the visibility of the Library’s distinctive collections and their research value; align resources with the UCSB’s campus’s teaching and research mission; and facilitate discovery and use of data created and published by UCSB researchers and scholars. The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, seeks a successful Associate University Librarian (AUL) who will provide leadership and program oversight of key programs and services committed to the activities of UCSB researches and scholars. The AUL will set library-wide policy for collection development, data curation, digitization initiatives, scholarly communications, licensing, acquisitions, and preservation. Teamwork is essential-the chosen candidate will work collaboratively with faculty, subject librarians, collections staff, the California Digital Library (to provide access to electronic resources meeting the UCSB’s needs), sister UC campuses and other cooperative partners. The AUL will convene ad hoc or functional groups to work creatively together with all staff engaged in collection issues. A key new project will be exploring new ways to strengthen collaborative collection development, shared collections, and c-investments for content needed by UCSB researchers and scholars.

Responsibilities. With five direct reports and 45FTE personnel, the Associate University Librarian reports to the University Librarian. Key responsibilities include: establishing criteria of excellence and effectiveness for all aspects of the Library’s intellectual content—collection building, digital initiatives, and access to collections; mobilizing and supporting staff to meet criteria through shared processes and practices; managing the information resources budget and serving as key spokesperson for collections to faculty, students and other patrons; providing campus wide leadership working closely with faculty and colleagues charting a sustainable future for scholarly communications; and supervising and providing strategic direction to the Library’s Acquisition & Resource Management Services, Cataloging and Metadata, Collection Development, Digital Services and Scholarly Communication departments. The AUL shares decision making authority for personnel actions, resource management, and policy development. The AUL also represents the Library in the appropriate University, regional and national bodies and contributes through publications, formal presentations, and professional participation.

Qualifications. Required qualifications include: an ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent degree with relevant experience; significant work experience in an academic research library; demonstrated understanding of building research collections; demonstrated leadership fostering partnerships; demonstrated understanding of scholarly communication issues and new models shaping future publishing; proven management experience in a complex, multi-functional library; superior interpersonal skills and team builder; ability to work in a diverse setting with diverse staff and campus communities; a strong commitment to staff development; and superior analytical and problem solving skills. Preferred qualifications include: a second Master’s degree and/or Doctorate; playing a responsible role in acquisitions and collections; experience with digital scholarship, data-intensive research support, data curation, and digital initiatives and preservation; library fundraising efforts, and a significant record of publications and/or presentation experience. Compensation. The position offers a starting salary range of $99,100 to $178,500 and an attractive benefits package.

UCSB is one of only sixty-one research intensive institutions elected to membership in the Association of American Universities. The Library is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, innovation, and collaboration with a vision to be the premier scholar resource and information leader advancing UCSB’s mission of research, teaching and service to California and beyond. The Library is actively engaged with partners to provide extensive resources and services to advance information discovery for research, scholarship and creativity in a dynamically evolving teaching and learning environment. The Library’s collections of 3 million volumes and 6 million non-print and digital resources supports undergraduate and graduate programs in thirty-three academic areas. The Library takes pride in providing outstanding service. For additional information on the Library, the University and the region, please visit UC Santa Barbara Links.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send an in-depth cover letter and your curriculum vitae as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of October 30, 2016. Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Acquisitions Operations Manager-- University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

posted Sep 12, 2016, 5:23 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University Libraries Acquisition Services unit acquires and receives approximately 25,000 items annually for the library collection. Acquisitions range from delicate and rare artist books for Special Collections to large volumes of patron-selected ebooks, all demanding workflows that address the unique needs of the particular item or format, while maintaining efficiency with the high volume of work.

What your key responsibilities will be:

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites application from collaborative and organized professionals to manage the daily operations of our Acquisition Services unit. Reporting to the Head of Acquisition Services, you will lead and execute the logistics and business processes for effective and efficient acquisition and receipt of library collection resources in all formats—print books, e-books, maps, dvds, scores, special collections materials, gift-in-kind donations, and emerging formats. This is a critical role as it directly correlates to advancing the teaching and research needs of faculty and supporting student success by managing the logistics of acquiring resources for our patrons. This position calls for a rare combination of analytical thinking, systems thinking, leadership, and interpersonal skills to manage relationships among staff, student employees, colleagues, librarians, faculty, and vendors. The ability to operate collaboratively will be key to your success and you will have decision-making responsibilities impacting a broad range of colleagues and units across the Libraries.

What we can offer:

Base salary for this position will be between $48,000 and $55,000 annually, depending on your background and experience. In addition, the University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement (with a 2-for-1 employer match), generous paid time off, tuition benefit and RTD ECO Bus Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be impactful. Be professional. Be collaborative. Be Boulder.

Qualifications

What we require:
  • Bachelor's degree. 
  • Three years’ experience working in acquisitions or procurement-related areas such as purchasing, operations, logistics, or supply chain management. 
  • Previous successful supervisory experience. 
What you will need:
  • Demonstrably successful experience collaborating with stakeholders, including vendors or suppliers, staff, and colleagues. 
  • In-depth experience implementing business processes. 
  • Expertise and experience using analytics, data, and metrics to assess business processes, vendor quality, and/or employee performance. 
  • Ability to prioritize work for self, staff, and student assistants. 
  • Ability to identify and solve problems independently and collaboratively. 
  • Ability to build working relationships and communicate with skill, tact, and courtesy with students, faculty, and colleagues, both internally and externally. 
  • Responsiveness and flexibility in order to adjust to a changing work environment. 
  • A record of exercising good judgment, consistent with University and library policies and applicable laws. 
What we’d like you to have:
  • Master of Library and Information Science, MBA, or equivalent. 
  • Three years supervisory experience. 
  • Experience working in an academic library. 
  • Experience working in acquisitions in a library. 
  • Experience working with library vendors such as ProQuest-Coutts. 
  • Experience with an integrated library system such as Innovative's Sierra. 
  • Knowledge of library approval plans, patron driven acquisition models, ebook acquisitions, and emerging library acquisition models and formats. 
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in academic libraries and higher education. 
Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply by September 30, 2016.

Direct Link to Posting: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=06719&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.V9Hr6dH_ixQ.mailto

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please submit the following materials AS ONE DOCUMENT/PDF to this posting at www.cu.edu/cu-careers:
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position. 
Please name your document as follows: First-Last-Resume-CL-06719. 
Please do not upload references at this time.

About CU Libraries:

As the flagship of the University of Colorado’s multi-campus system, 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 thirty-four 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.

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. 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, audio-visual 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.

Posting Contact Email: HRESmail@colorado.edu

Position Number: 00728417

Learning Coordinator-- University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

posted Sep 12, 2016, 5:19 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Learning Coordinator, a senior instructor position in the University Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Unit. The position is part of a dynamic team of librarians and staff dedicated to designing, coordinating, and strategically implementing innovative educational outreach and information literacy initiatives. The Learning Coordinator will support student-centered learning through reference services and research consultations as well as a significant number of seminars, classes, online guides, and workshops tailored for students and scholars in a variety of fields. The ideal candidate has the ability and drive to rapidly learn and apply new pedagogies, educational technologies, teaching techniques and methodologies, as well as a strong desire to share this knowledge with others. The Learning Coordinator position will be responsible for core operational tasks such as guiding learning spaces and tracking teaching statistics. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for teaching, a strong commitment to student learning, and a desire to build meaningful connections with faculty, staff, and students.

Requirements:

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion. 
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library program or equivalent. 
  • Experience and/or coursework with information literacy or literacy studies. 
  • Knowledge of educational theories, pedagogies, and applications in higher education. 
  • Awareness of emerging educational technologies as well as traditional course management systems. 
  • Ability to develop innovative ways to identify and meet students’ evolving needs. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, facilitation, and communication skills, particularly in efforts of educational collaboration. 
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to carry out project-based work, both independently and collaboratively. 
Desirable Qualifications:

Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:
  • One year of relevant experience in an academic or research library. 
  • Familiarity with guiding professional documents on information literacy from organizations such as the ACRL, AASL, AACU, IFLA, SCONUL. 
  • Enthusiasm and creativity in designing learning experiences. 
  • Prior teaching experience with young adult, adult, high school, undergraduate, or graduate students. 
  • Experience articulating emerging pedagogies and learning technologies to faculty, professional staff, and campus partners. 
  • Experience and/or coursework in educational theory, learning sciences, digital pedagogy, or instructional design. 
Appointment and Salary:

Successful candidates will be appointed as a full-time (12 month) senior instructor. 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.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by October 7, 2016, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 06777) 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 https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/jobs-opportunities.

Direct Link to Apply: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=06777&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.V9Mk_74Gu3k.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.

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