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User Experience Librarian (Associate Librarian)-- Texas Tech University Libraries

posted by Lars Hagelin

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This tenure-track position reports directly to the Associate Dean for Resources Management and Library Systems. Responsible for coordinating the Libraries’ user experience efforts, for both the online and physical library environments. This new position will work to develop relationships with the Libraries various user communities and utilize information gathered from these relationships to identify and prioritize the user needs as they pertain to the libraries. Working collaboratively, the UX Librarian will be responsible for the development and implementation of programming, activities and projects designed to improve the overall user experience of the libraries. They are expected to participate in local, regional and national organizations as appropriate. As a library faculty member, the UX Librarian is expected to participate in professional development, research and service activities in order to meet the Libraries and University requirements for promotion and tenure.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Use skills and knowledge concerning user requirements, usability methodology, focus group methodology, survey methods and basic analytics/statistics to understand the user experience and report changes needed to improve customer experiences with library services and spaces. 
  • Take the lead in creating an organizational culture that supports UX design as it is about making direct improvement to the library. 
  • Collaborate with the Web Librarian, the Libraries Website Team, and the Systems Team and any other entities involved in user assessment activities to analyze the Libraries services and spaces and provide input for user-centered enhancement and user assessment processes. 
  • Create and coordinate library advisory groups representing the various library stakeholders. 
  • Identify and evaluate all the ways the campus constituencies interact with the library and create an approach to the full spectrum of library experiences including those involving staff. 
  • Maintains a broad knowledge of operating systems, programming languages and software. 
  • Ensure that the library has all the information needed to make user research-based decisions. 
  • Design and engage in activities to understand what kinds of work the faculty, graduate and undergraduate students need to and how they want to do it. 
  • Organize and carry out user focused research using various techniques to alter existing services or create new services as a direct result of the findings of the research. 
  • Conduct effective UX research with different groups and stakeholders around the institution. 
  • Identify and promoting the use of new and innovative technologies, and working to ensure that adopted technologies are functional, efficient, and intuitive. 
  • Utilize user input to collaborate on and contribute to the creation, development and implementation of innovative projects and services available through the TTU Libraries websites, content management systems and digital repositories. 
  • Stay abreast of trends related to user-centered design, the development of digital library interface capabilities, website enhancements and usability in libraries. 
  • Engage in scholarly pursuits and other professional activities in accordance with Texas Tech Libraries’ standards for promotion and tenure. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. Preferred: Solid understanding of academic library services and enthusiasm for creating excellent experiences in both physical and virtual environments for all library customers. Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats and to diverse audiences. Ability to summarize complex findings and present results of assessment activities. Experience with integrated library and discovery systems. Academic library experience. Project management skills; time management skills essential. Energy and enthusiasm for user-focused design and commitment to constantly update skills and techniques. Experience with library statistics collection and analysis.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The position is a 12-month appointment with a nationally competitive salary. Librarians and archivists have academic status and are an integral part of the academic teaching and research mission of the University. Comprehensive benefits include choice of retirement programs, including TIAA-CREF; 12-17 state holidays; developmental leave opportunities; moving allowance; and no state or local income tax.

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

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

Texas Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, and we consider the needs of dual career couples. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University.

Law Instruction Librarian-- John E. Jaqua Law Library, University of Oregon

posted Apr 14, 2015, 7:11 AM by Lars Hagelin

The John E. Jaqua Law Library at the University of Oregon is seeking applications for the newly created position of Law Instruction Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities:

We are looking for a gifted teacher with a passion for delivering effective, technology-enhanced learning experiences, whose duties will focus on developing, tracking, and supporting instructional technology that will enhance the library team’s teaching activities, improve pedagogical methods and promote legal information literacy. The person in this position will work on a team with four other teaching law reference librarians, performing teaching and related reference activity while providing leadership in the use of tools that are easy to discover, access, and incorporate into platforms such as the library’s website and campus learning management system. The Law Instruction Librarian will also train others and implement new instructional initiatives, including testing and assessment activities centered on learning outcomes and research competencies. The person in this position reports to the senior Law Reference Librarian and is expected to satisfy UO Libraries professional development requirements for Non-Tenure Track Faculty librarians. Other related duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits:

Commensurate with education and experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package (see: http://hr.uoregon.edu/benefits).

Qualifications and Application Procedures:

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

Application Deadline:

To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by May 18, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.

EO/AA/Veterans/Disability institution committed to cultural diversity.

Assistant/Associate Professor and Information Services, Research and Health Informatics Librarian-- University of Illinois at Chicago, Library of the Health Sciences

posted Apr 9, 2015, 8:41 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences (LHS) seeks a talented and innovative librarian to head its Information Services, Research, and Health Informatics Department in Chicago. This is a tenure-system faculty position with research and publication expectations. As a member of the LHS leadership team, the department head contributes to planning and strategic direction for the four LHS sites. The department head manages library programs, services, educational offerings, and collaborations that support the research missions of the UIC Health Sciences Colleges and the UIC Hospital and Health System. This position leads the development of educational and informatics services in LHS and collaborates in University Library wide initiatives in data management. LHS department heads also play a vital role in the leadership and governance of the UIC University Library. The Information Services, Research, and Health Informatics department head fosters discussions and engagement with faculty outside the library, administrative units that promote student success, and a diverse academic community.

The Information Services, Research, and Health Informatics Department is comprised of seven Library faculty members, consisting of the Health Sciences Bibliographer and five liaison librarians; a clinical librarian; two support staff; student assistants; and practicum students. The department faculty operate both as a team and individually employing distinct liaison models in connecting with their respective colleges; and they collaborate with liaisons at the LHS regional sites and across the University Library. Within this collegial environment, the head of the department empowers departmental faculty in their liaison, clinical, and bibliographer roles, and provides the infrastructure and other support for them to develop and advance their research agendas.

The Library of the Health Sciences supports UIC programs in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health professions, public health, and doctoral programs in basic and clinical sciences, several that have regional programs in Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield, and Urbana. The Library also serves as the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, and is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States. The Information Services, Research, and Health Informatics Department collaborates with the Greater Midwest Region and the GMR Outreach Libraries in developing outreach activities in the Chicago area and beyond.

The department head reports directly to the Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences and Associate Dean. Rank is dependent on the candidate’s record of scholarship.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic direction for the department and develop departmental plans, priorities, and goals in consultation with departmental faculty, departmental peers, and the LHS leadership team. 
  • Direct, manage, and assess research and information services, liaison, outreach, and informatics programs conducted by the department. 
  • Lead the implementation of departmental and Library initiatives. 
  • Identify emerging technological trends and facilitate the efficient implementation of selected technologies. 
  • Supervise, evaluate, and mentor departmental faculty and staff. 
  • Foster the effectiveness of the department faculty in achieving their research, service, librarianship, and teaching goals. 
  • Lead and support library liaison work in instruction, research consultations, and collection development. 
  • Foster effective working relationships and positive communications among Library faculty and staff; colleagues in the Health Sciences Colleges and the UIC Hospital and Health System; and UIC students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Promote the expertise, services, and resources of the library, and support the development of seminars, workshops, and other educational offerings. 
  • As a tenure-system faculty member, exhibit continued progress toward the library’s norms, expectations and standards of excellence in research and scholarship. 
  • Represent the Information Services, Research, and Health Informatics department on LHS and University Library administrative teams and serve on University Library faculty and governance committees. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school program. 
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible leadership experience in an academic research environment. 
  • Three or more years of successful supervision of professional staff. 
  • Demonstrated leadership in developing, implementing, and completing initiatives/projects that are devoted to improving the user experience. 
  • Competency in health sciences reference, instruction, and collection development. 
  • Demonstrated familiarity with health informatics. 
  • A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries in serving user needs. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and successful experimentation with technology. 
  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills, contributing to a collaborative environment that empowers others to excel. 
  • Understanding of emerging trends within academic and health sciences librarianship, informatics, and scholarly communications. 
  • Evidence of ability to meet university standards in publication and professional service commensurate with appointment as a tenure-system faculty member. 
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or other advanced degree with an emphasis in information science, a health sciences field, or informatics. 
  • Academic background in the health sciences. 
  • Member of the Academy of Health and Information Professionals (AHIP). 
  • Experience with clinical librarianship. 
  • Experience with licensing electronic resources. 
  • Successful grant proposal development and implementation. 
  • Record of scholarly publication. 
Salary/Rank/Contract:
  • Salary and rank dependent upon qualifications and experience. 
  • Twelve month appointment with 24 days vacation. 
  • Twelve days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits. 
  • Eleven paid holidays. 
  • Medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary). 
  • Life insurance paid by the State 
  • Two dental plans available. 
  • Participation in one of the retirement options of the State Universities Retirement System. 
  • No Social Security coverage, but Medicare payment required. 
For fullest consideration, apply by April 29, 2015 with cover letter, supporting resume and name and address of at least three references. The closing date is May 8, 2015. All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu. To apply, please click on the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=51201.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution/employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.

Conservator-- Iowa State University Library

posted Apr 9, 2015, 8:36 AM by Lars Hagelin

Iowa State University Library is currently seeking candidates for a Conservator position at the rank of Librarian I or II. For complete text, qualifications and application instructions: https://www.iastatejobs.com/, posting number 50145P.

Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

Circulation Supervisor-- Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado

posted Apr 7, 2015, 5:31 AM by Lars Hagelin

Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO is seeking applicants for Library Technician III - Circulation Supervisor, Reed Library, $2890/mth, FT year round with benefits. Must be able to work closing shifts when necessary. For detailed job information including minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, conditions of employment and access to the online application, please visit www.fortlewis.edu/jobs and click on Employment Opportunities then Classified Positions and click on the appropriate job posting. EEO.

Associate Dean for Research and Education-- University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries

posted Apr 7, 2015, 5:29 AM by Lars Hagelin

Announcement Number: 15317

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Associate Dean for Research and Education in its University Libraries.

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Located in one of the most exciting cities in the nation UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 27,000 students and 2,800 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has professional programs in law, architecture, performing arts and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada.

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a growing urban research institution. Major areas of strategic focus for the campus are: attaining a Carnegie Foundation designation as Tier One "Research University/Very High" (RU/VH) and entering the top 100 American research universities; planning for a public medical school in Southern Nevada that will boost the regional economy and provide the community with more access to quality health care.

UNLV faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people that contribute to UNLV's mission of teaching, research, and service. On a vibrant campus you will find a supportive workplace, and tools to help you achieve professional and personal growth. For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu.

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

The Research and Education Division (RED) fosters collaborations that contribute to our users' academic success, research, and lifelong learning. University Libraries' vision is to define the new academic research library-bringing people and information together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution, the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaging researchers and learners. The Associate Dean for Research and Education will play a key leadership role in realizing this vision.

ROLE of the POSITION
Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Associate Dean for RED is one of two Associate Deans in the Libraries, participating in the Libraries' senior management team and leading the Research and Education Division. The Associate Dean for RED provides direction, oversight and leadership in several areas of strategic importance:
  • Building initiatives and fostering collaborations that positively impact student learning and support the research and scholarly endeavors of the University.
  • Participating in space planning efforts to ensure that UNLV Libraries' spaces, both physical and virtual, evolve in response to next-generation technologies, user expectations, and patterns in learning and research collaboration
  • Overseeing the service integrity of the Libraries at all service desks and interactions
  • Collaborating with campus partners and playing a leadership role on campus to integrate the Libraries in the campus educational and research mission. The Associate Dean represents the Libraries' interests on a wide range of initiatives and standing groups, such as Associate Deans for Research and Associate Deans for Academic Affairs.
The Associate Dean for RED directly supervises four department heads and three branch heads, and has overall responsibility for 40 staff members, of which 20 are library faculty. RED departments include the Library Liaisons Program, Educational Initiatives, New Media Services, User Services, and three branch libraries - the Architecture Studies Library, the Curriculum Materials Library, and the Music Library. Other areas within the scope of RED are campus outreach and collaborations, campus communications, public technology, and public space planning. 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible attitude. He or she will have a proven capacity to build innovative programs and services in support of teaching and research and to develop and grow a motivated and knowledgeable staff.

As a tenured library faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively, effectively, and collegially in teams with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students; engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Required:
  • A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Minimum five years of experience in management positions in an academic library
  • Experience in developing library policy, articulating vision and providing leadership and direction towards achieving strategic goals
  • Significant experience in the development and implementation of educational initiatives
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the research lifecycle, and experience in the development and implementation of services in support of research
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends and issues in higher education that impact teaching and research
  • Demonstrated commitment to user-focused services and working collaboratively and constructively with a wide range of groups and individuals
  • Evidence of excellent organization skills and sound judgment
  • Ability to resolve conflict and manage change; evidence of energy, creativity, initiative and commitment to professional growth
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently and collegially
  • Demonstrated experience in developing working partnerships with academic departments and other campus communities
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Experience, reputation, and scholarship record sufficient to meet criteria for appointment as a tenured faculty member
Preferred: experience with space planning, experience with assessment methods that demonstrate value of libraries to institutional mission; knowledge of scholarly communication landscape and role of libraries in data lifecycle management; experience writing successful grant proposals; experience in maintaining donor relationships.

SALARY RANGE
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank III or IV (equivalent to an Associate Professor or Professor). Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The review of materials will begin May 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to the Associate Dean for Research and Education Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu.

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

Collections and Online Resources Coordinator-- University of Houston Libraries

posted Apr 6, 2015, 6:04 AM by Lars Hagelin

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Liaison Services for Collections and Research Support, the Collections and Online Resources Coordinator will collaborate with subject liaison librarians to support collection development and assessment, primarily of electronic materials such as e-books, online journals, databases, and other e-resources, in order to ensure data-informed decision-making. As a member of the Liaison Leadership Team, the Collections & Online Resources Coordinator will contribute to strategic planning and project management in the Liaison Services Department, a dynamic, collegial group of subject specialist and functional specialist librarians.

In addition to responsibilities within Liaison Services, the Collections and Online Resources Coordinator will have opportunities to work closely with the Resource Discovery Systems, Acquisitions, and Metadata & Digitization Services departments to ensure effective communication among subject librarians, technical services, and systems. This position also holds ex officio membership on the Collection Management Committee.

The Collections and Online Resources Coordinator is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the Bylaws of the Librarians of the University of Houston. They are expected to develop a record of service 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; demonstrated excellent communication skills, especially across library departments; strong service orientation; significant experience with and/or demonstrated knowledge of collection development and assessment, especially of electronic materials. Preferred: significant experience with and/or knowledge of commercial library systems (e.g., SerialsSolutions 360, Innovative Sierra); ability to access, interpret, and use online usage data; knowledge of the electronic resources lifecycle; familiarity with trends in electronic resources management; demonstrated ability to rapidly become proficient with library systems and technologies; project management experience.

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 proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels.

Salary: $58,000 to $62,000 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. Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu .

The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, promoting outreach, and increasing national recognition. Further information and the complete document are available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/strategic-directions . The Strategic Directions support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and further the drive for flagship status (http://www.uh.edu/about/initiatives/ ). 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 13 colleges offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of about 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.

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 very reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities (http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-list-of-americas-coolest-cities-to-live/ ).

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

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: https://jobs.uh.edu/postings/24906

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

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, 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.

Coordinator of Digital Projects-- University of Houston Libraries

posted Apr 6, 2015, 6:02 AM by Lars Hagelin

The Coordinator of Digital Projects reports to the Head of Special Collections. Primary responsibilities include managing the internal workflow for the department’s digital library projects and supervising assigned personnel. The Coordinator leads departmental efforts, in collaboration with other UH Libraries departments to preserve, process, and provide access to audiovisual and digital materials, including born-digital materials. The Coordinator also serves as Special Collections Department liaison to the Metadata & Digitization Services, Digital Repository Services, and Web Services departments.

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

Required
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program
  • Demonstrated ability to develop workflows for complex projects
  • Understanding of digitization processes, digital collection workflows metadata schemas, and digital asset management systems
  • Knowledge of archival theory and best practices
  • Familiarity with trends in arrangement, description, preservation, and access for audiovisual and digital materials
  • Ability to work effectively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups across the organization
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills
Preferred
  • Minimum of two years relevant professional experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Digital Archives Specialist certificate or similar coursework or training
  • Knowledge of copyright and privacy issues related to archival materials 
  • Experience digitizing archival and special collections materials

Salary: $58,000 to $62,000 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. Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at:http://info.lib.uh.edu .

The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, promoting outreach, and increasing national recognition. Further information and the complete document are available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/strategic-directions . The Strategic Directions support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and further the drive for flagship status ( http://www.uh.edu/about/initiatives/ ). We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.

General Information: Special Collections was founded in 1968 and serves as the main teaching and research center for primary sources at the University of Houston. Special Collections holds over 7,000 linear feet of archival collections, approximately 105,000 rare books, over 2,000 periodicals, and 1,100 historical maps. Collection strengths include Architecture and Planning; Contemporary Literature; Energy (oil and gas); Environmental Houston; Ethnic Houston; Hispanic Collections; Houston and Texas History; Houston Hip Hop; Performing Arts; University Archives; USS Houston and Military History; and the Shuart Women’s Archive and Research Collection, as well as rare books from medieval manuscripts to modern artists’ books. Special Collections has active instruction and outreach programs and collaborates with other library departments in developing and presenting a growing collection of unique digitized materials (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/ ).

The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of about 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.

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 very reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities (http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-list-of-americas-coolest-cities-to-live/).

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

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: https://jobs.uh.edu/postings/24909

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

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 orjlehner@uh.edu .

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

Team Leader for Non-Latin Cataloging-- University of Oregon

posted Apr 2, 2015, 9:38 AM by Lars Hagelin

Closes: May 1, 2015

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides leadership to catalogers performing cataloging for resources in languages that do not use the Latin alphabet. Coordinates matters of cataloging policy and practice for non-Latin cataloging in all formats. Represents the Library in policy discussions and deliberations related to non-Latin language cataloging at the regional and national level. Maintain policies on non-Latin language cataloging. Manages East Asian cataloging performing high-level original and complex copy cataloging of print and electronic materials in East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) according to international standards focusing on Chinese materials in all formats. Supplies LC Subject Headings and call numbers; verifies all types of access points in catalog records and edits to conform to authorized forms and creates original authority records. Provides training and timely feedback to supervisees and conducts annual performance appraisals. Develops local workflow procedures as appropriate. Contributes to the advancement of the Libraries’ mission through service on local and national committees, and continuing professional development, including, but not limited to, conference attendance, presentations and publications. Reports to the Head, Collection Services.

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


Qualifications and Application Procedures:
For a complete description, list of required and preferred qualifications, and application details, see: http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?subtype=academic

EO/AA/Veterans/Disability institution committed to cultural diversity.

Information Literacy Librarian-- Rice University

posted Mar 31, 2015, 12:12 PM by Lars Hagelin

Rice University is seeking a highly motivated and service-oriented Information Literacy Librarian. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the development, delivery, evaluation and assessment of the library’s instruction program. The position is also responsible for collection development in one or more areas of the humanities and/or social sciences, serves as a liaison to the corresponding departments and contributes to reference services. The position reports to the Head of Reference Services.

Responsibilities: Coordinates the participation of reference/ collection development librarians in the library research instruction program and provides assistance with conducting evaluative activities. Acts as the library’s primary contact in the area of information literacy and as the liaison to the Center for Written, Oral and Visual Communication. Provides general and specialized reference assistance and user education services to students, faculty and members of the public (virtually and face-to- face). Manages a library collection, including identification, selection, evaluation, vendor negotiations and de-selection of teaching and research-level library materials in a variety of formats. Consults with and advises academic departments on the selection and effective use of library materials. Provides proactive and responsive service to faculty and students in assigned departments, including orientations, research guidance, online subject and course guides and classroom instruction. Commitments to professional development are expected.

Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science.
  • Undergraduate degree in a humanities or social science discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to guide and advance an information literacy program based on best practices, tools and emerging trends.
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, teaching and communication skills, including the ability to actively listen to, understand and articulate the needs of users.
  • Ability to apply new technologies to library services.
  • Working knowledge of basic reference sources, including print, online databases and use of the internet in the research process.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the research process.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in relevant humanities or social sciences discipline.
  • Two years previous professional experience in providing instructional and research services in an academic library.
  • Familiarity with information literacy survey and assessment techniques.
  • Project management skills.
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language.

Salary & benefits: $52,000 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including TIAA/CREF; health and life insurance; and tuition waiver.

Environment: Rice University provides a stimulating work environment, with opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library services supported by leading edge technologies. Fondren Library (http://www.rice.edu/fondren) is a research library with more than 2.8 million volumes and more than 141,000 subscriptions, including titles available through aggregators. The Library has a state-of-the-art off-site shelving facility. An active program of digital resource delivery and development is grounded in successful collaboration among library and University staff from Digital Scholarship Services, other library departments and University information technology staff.

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

Applications received by May 7, 2015 will receive first consideration. Please apply with cover letter, résumé, and the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references at: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/3814. Inquiries: Melinda Reagor Flannery at (713) 348-3773 orreagor@rice.edu.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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