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E-Resources & Serials Acquisitions Specialist-- University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

posted Apr 24, 2017, 5:42 AM by Lars Hagelin

Description
The University Libraries E-resources & Serials Acquisitions Manager is primarily responsible for the acquisition, renewal, and management of serials, electronic resources, and ongoing commitments including databases and print and online journals for the University Libraries. This position will cultivate relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including librarians, publishers, vendors, and consortium partners. This position will work independently and collaboratively, reporting directly to the Head of Acquisitions.

What your key responsibilities will be:
  • Manage the acquisitions of subscriptions and ongoing commitments for e-resource and serials including communicating with vendors, negotiating pricing, reviewing license agreements, establishing order records, paying invoices, and verifying receipt of materials or access. 
  • Manage the renewals and cancellations for both serials and databases including investigating alternative format availability, analyzing cost increases, and ensuring timely renewal of resources. 
  • Coordinate with the Head of Collection Development and Subject Specialists on renewal decisions, maintain renewals schedules and deadlines, and communicate with vendors regarding renewals, cancellations, and updates to subscriptions. 
  • Participate as an active member of the CU System CLERT group (CU Libraries Electronic Resources Task Force) by attending meetings, and gathering and sharing information with other campus' members (collection development and acquisitions librarians) about renewals, pricing, and vendor communications for shared resources. 
  • Manage license agreement workflow and records management including reviewing licenses, coordinating review with University Procurement, maintaining ERM or equivalent data sources for license information, and maintaining license record management files. 
  • Maintain serials budget balance for new purchases and cancellation credits by keeping accurate records, preparing reports of encumbrances and cancellation credits, and communicating budget matters to Subject Specialists, Collection Development, Head of Acquisitions, and Director of Scholarly Resource Development. 
  • Maintains serials order records, license records, and posts invoices for serials purchases in Sierra. 
  • Serves as backup to Accounting Tech for processing of serials invoices for payment through CU Marketplace.
 
Who we are:
As the flagship of 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. 

Mission:
The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries are a dynamic partner in creating, disseminating, and advancing scholarship. We inspire learning, research, and discovery by connecting knowledge, information, and people.

Vision:
We are the heart of higher education, providing essential scholarly resources, user-centered services, and inclusive spaces to the University, local, and global communities.
 
What we can offer:
The salary range for this position starts at $46,000 and will depend upon relevant background and experience. 

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO 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 Dynamic. Be Impactful. Be Supportive. Be Boulder.

Qualifications
What we require:
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three years’ experience working with electronic resources in a library setting.
  • Experience acquiring print and/or online journals, databases, or electronic resources.
  • What you will need:
  • 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, or equivalent. 
  • Experience reviewing and negotiating license agreements.
  • Experience analyzing and negotiating pricing.
  • Experience working in an academic library. 
  • Experience working with library consortia. 
  • Experience working with library vendors and publishers. 
  • Experience with an integrated library system such as Innovative's Sierra.
  • 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 May 9th, 2017. 


If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 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 to this posting at www.cu.edu/cu-careers

1. A current resume. 
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-09147. 
Please do not upload references at this time. 
   
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources 
Posting Contact Email: HRESmail@colorado.edu 
Position Number: 00732637

Director of Special Collections and Archives-- University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

posted Apr 24, 2017, 5:35 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from collaborative, responsive, and innovative candidates for the position of Director of Special Collections and Archives, a tenure-stream position reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries. The Director provides leadership and oversight for a department comprised of 18 faculty and staff. The Special Collections and Archives department consists of three units: Special Collections, Archives, and Preservation. This position serves a critical role in the research and teaching mission of the university, ensuring the development of and ongoing access to many of the Libraries' unique and distinct collections for use by students and researchers. As a member of the Libraries’ Management Team, the Director of Special Collections and Archives participates in libraries-wide policy, service, and strategic plan development. The Director provides transparent and inclusive leadership to the department. The Director develops and implements departmental goals that align with organizational priorities; oversees, coordinates, and communicates departmental policy and practices; and maintains open communication with other Libraries departments. 

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.
  • Professional experience in archives, special collections, or preservation.  
  • Expertise with national best practices for archival and special collections and preservation.
  • Two or more years experience in management, supervision, or leadership
  • Awareness of ongoing developments and trends in digital access to archival or special materials, including born-digital materials.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, facilitation, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience or professional development related to strategic planning, change management, supervision, or leadership.
  • Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service.

Desirable Qualifications:
Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:
  • Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists or equivalent.
  • Relevant experience in an academic or research library.
  • Experience running or overseeing a reading room, instruction program in an archives or special collections setting, archival processing, or preservation workflow.
  • Experience communicating and negotiating with potential donors.
  • Experience collaborating across units/departments in an academic environment.
  • Successful track record of securing grant funding.
  • Demonstrated success leading teams and managing projects.
  • Record of research and publication and national service.

Appointment and Salary:  
Successful candidates will be appointed as full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty members.  Appointment rank will depend on professional experience. The minimum starting salary is $75,000 plus an additional 15% faculty director stipend. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by May 21, 2017, in order to receive full consideration.  Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 09291) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU.  The full position description can be viewed at http://www.colorado.edu/libraries/jobs-opportunities


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 the Special Collections and Archives Department:
The Special Collections and Archives Department includes three units: Archives, Special Collections, and Preservation. Our Archives unit is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary and is focusing on laying the foundation for another 100 years. The Archives enjoys several areas of strength, especially Jewish studies, labor, and American music. The Special Collections unit hosts a very active instruction program and displays particular strengths in photo books and book creation. The Preservation unit preserves and conserves materials for the special and archival collections as well as the circulating collections.

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.

Electronic Resources Librarian-- Texas A&M University Libraries

posted Apr 21, 2017, 5:09 AM by Lars Hagelin

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the team as an Electronic Resources Librarian. The Libraries have a healthy resource budget of nearly $14 million for electronic resources. This is a tenure-track academic appointment, carrying full faculty status and responsibilities including librarianship, scholarship, and professional service to meet both the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion and tenure.

Reporting through the Director of Electronic Resources, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the day-to-day activities related to the Libraries’ licensed e-resources throughout their life cycle. Duties include, but are not limited to, activation and maintenance of serial access records in our link resolver, creation and maintenance of supplier and resource records in our electronic resources management system, and creation and maintenance of database access records in LibGuides. The librarian works with vendors to negotiate license renewals, troubleshoot access issues, and remain current on vendors’ technologies. May supervise staff.

The person in this position must be a self-starter, detail-oriented and enjoy solving problems in a collaborative, collegial environment with continually evolving technologies. The Librarian is expected to maintain knowledge of national trends and developments in acquisitions and electronic resource management. The position serves on committees for the Libraries, the university, and other organizations, contributes to the profession, and engages in scholarship.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent)
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • The ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Demonstrated experience handling complex, analytical work, including the ability to identify, analyze and evaluate problems and devise solutions
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment
Desired Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to the electronic resources lifecycle
  • Experience working with vendors and publishers
  • Experience with SFX or other link resolvers
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the technical services modules of electronic resources management systems, integrated library systems, interlibrary loan management systems, or other library related information technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to contract and license interpretation, including fair use and copyright
  • Experience with reviewing and processing licenses
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 $50,500. 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 May 19, 2017 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Please submit application letter, vita, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. Send nominations and applications via email toLibrarianJob@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.

Assistant Head of Digital Resources and Discovery Services-- Oklahoma State University Library

posted Apr 19, 2017, 12:11 PM by Lars Hagelin

The Oklahoma State University Library seeks a highly motivated and innovative professional with a strong commitment to preservation and access to serve as Assistant Head of Digital Resources and Discovery Services. The Department facilitates access to electronic information, print materials, and library services to ensure that the information needs of OSU students, faculty, and staff are met, regardless of location.

The successful candidate will provide leadership and work collaboratively with library and campus departments to plan, develop, and support access to electronic reference resources and to develop digital solutions for creating and managing resources that provide content for research, teaching, and outreach efforts for OSU Library users. In addition, the successful candidate will be conversant in linked data and provide assistance with developing strategies for the implementation of linked data for the Library’s special collections and catalog. Ideally, the library is seeking a candidate who understands the use of APIs for a variety of third party services like DSpace, Ex Libris, Altmetric and ORCID. This is atenure track position with anticipated initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The Library is undergoing significant reorganizational changes to meet the evolving research and learning needs of its students and faculty. Information regarding the OSU Library’s current direction can be found at: http://www.arl.org/focus-areas/workforce/workforce-transformation-stories/3349-workforce-transformation-possible-library-futures#.VE_U4E0o6cx

Required Qualifications: (Please address these qualifications in your application materials.)
  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in a large research, university, or large public library.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent knowledge and/or proven skills with a wide variety of technology.
  • Excellent analytical skills; creative and innovative problem-solving skills; and the ability to work successfully within a team environment.
  • Exceptional core competencies including leadership, professionalism, communication, and organization.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends in public and information services, information technology, academic libraries, and public higher education.
  • Commitment to the professional development and training of staff at all levels; and a record of research, publications, presentations, and/or service to the profession.
Desired Qualifications
  • A second advanced degree.
  • Experience in a land-grant institution, and experience in an ARL Library.
  • Certified instructor in Software or Data Carpentry
Leadership Expectations: Each organization has a unique culture and to help candidates determine whether the culture at the Oklahoma State University Library may be a good fit, Dean Sheila Johnson has posted her expectations for OSU Library leaders on her website: https://www.library.okstate.edu/about/dean-of-libraries/

Salary/Benefits: This 12-month, tenure track position reports to the Head of Digital Resources and Discovery Services. $65,000 minimum for 12 months. Oklahoma State University offers faculty a full health and retirement package, and support and opportunities for scholarly/professional development.

Deadline: Application review begins on June 16, 2017, and continues until position is filled. Candidates should make application through the University’s online application process at: https://jobs.okstate.edu You may contact Jackie German, Senior Manager of Business Operations, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-1071. (405) 744-6324. Candidates will be asked to make a presentation to library faculty and staff.

“Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.”

Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services-- Rice University

posted Apr 18, 2017, 5:28 AM by Lars Hagelin

Rice University is seeking a creative and future-oriented leader as the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services. The successful candidate willprovide leadership both in managing current staff and services and in collaboratively envisioning and implementing evolving services of this user-oriented department. The position reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Technical Services.

Responsibilities: Serves as direct manager of the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department, with a staff of 15 FTE. Direct reports are: Metadata/Copy Cataloging Team Lead, Metadata Coordinator, Database and Metadata Management Coordinator and four specialized professional catalogers. The department’s responsibilities are wide-ranging, and include adding record sets to the catalog for electronic resource packages, creating order records in the library system, providing metadata and consultations for a broad range of local digital initiatives and cleanup routines in the institutional repository. Current library collections budget is $12.2 million. The position is responsible for strategizing to improve discoverability of the library’s resources. The position manages departmental projects and participates in inter-departmental and library-wide committees and work groups established to further various aspects of the Fondren Library mission.

Required Qualifications include:
  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science 
  • Two years of experience as successful manager of a library cataloging unit
  • Demonstrated commitment to staff development and continuing education
  • Leadership skills and an ability to reach consensus with diverse constituencies
  • Ability to recommend solutions in areas not under direct supervision
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and standards for cataloging and metadata, including standard codes, machine coding standards and linked data principles
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience in an academic library
  • System migration experience
Salary & benefits: $69,000 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 over 2.8 million volumes and over 155,000 serial titles, including titles available through aggregators. The Library has a state-of-the-art off-site shelving facility. An active program of digital resource delivery and development is grounded in successful collaboration among library and university staff from Digital Scholarship Services, other library departments and university information technology staff.

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

Applications received by May 24, 2017 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/10206. Inquiries: Melinda Reagor Flannery at (713) 348-3773 or reagor@rice.edu. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Instruction Librarian-- Iowa State University Library

posted Apr 18, 2017, 5:25 AM by Lars Hagelin

(Posting ends 5/14/2017)

The Iowa State University Library seeks a creative and enthusiastic Instruction Librarian I or II. Iowa State University is growing, with record enrollment and increasing faculty hires. Come join us! When you embark on a career at Iowa State University Library, you’ll be surrounded by adventurous minds who are changing the world and shaping the future.

As an Instruction Librarian at ISU, you will join a team of talented librarians who teach our undergraduate information literacy course. You will provide course administrative support, assist with course management software technology support, collaborate on curriculum development, and other information literacy instruction projects and activities, including new student orientation and new international student outreach.

A successful Iowa State Librarian I or II will need to be able to continually demonstrate effective job performance, supervisory duties (as assigned), development and growth by increasing knowledge and understanding of the profession. All Librarians will have potential to, or will demonstrate, effective institutional service and explore or have established areas of research and/or participation in relevant external professional activities, establishing area(s) of research interest or exhibiting leadership at higher Librarian levels.

A Librarian I will explore, show interest in and have potential for institutional service and external professional activities. A Librarian II will be able to demonstrate, through evidence, increasing skills and leadership potential.

Important attributes will include how to plan, organize, set and achieve goals. Having the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate will be essential to your success, and you’ll be working alongside us to achieve this goal. You’ll also need to embrace the Library’s core values, demonstrate collegiality, and have strong commitment to public service and the land grant mission.

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.

For complete text, qualifications and application instructions: https://www.iastatejobs.com, posting number 70167P.

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives. Applications from a broad spectrum of people are encouraged to apply.  Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Discovery and Metadata Coordinator/Librarian-- University of Arkansas at Little Rock

posted Apr 13, 2017, 4:56 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock seeks applications for the position of Discovery and Metadata Coordinator/Librarian (R99690). The Discovery and Metadata Coordinator/Librarian is a 12-month library faculty position with rank leading to tenure. Reporting to the Director of Technology and Digital Initiatives, the coordinator provides vision, leadership, and innovation for the division's Discovery and Metadata Team (formerly Technical Services), including library and discovery systems, cataloging and metadata processes, and e-resources.

Little Rock is a vibrant city that was ranked as one of “America’s 10 Great Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. As the capital city for Arkansas, Little Rock offers a variety of dining, entertainment, and other attractions.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school or approved terminal degree. A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the provision of technical services in an academic library setting with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a managerial or leadership role

Preferred Qualifications: Five (5) or more years of experience in management positions in an academic library. Demonstrated experience in developing working partnerships with academic departments and other campus communities. Experience with Innovative Interfaces integrated library system (Sierra), EBSCO discovery system, WorldShare Record Manager, and WorldShare Collection Manager.

Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Grants Administration and Special Projects Librarian-- Health Sciences Library, University of Washington Libraries

posted Apr 10, 2017, 4:35 AM by Lars Hagelin

THE LIBRARIES

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

Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Library (HSL) is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet information and research needs for the benefit of patients and communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The HSL supports the education, research, and clinical programs of the six UW health science schools; UW Medicine Accountable Care Network (ACN), as well as the wider interdisciplinary biomedical community of the University. The UW Medicine Accountable Care Network spans 46 cities and neighborhoods, and includes: 1,000+ primary care providers; 4,000+ specialists; 1,000+ clinics; 19 hospitals; 33+ urgent care clinics; and 19 emergency departments. The website hsl.uw.edu links users to an extensive library of electronic resources in the five state WWAMI region.


THE POSITION

Working within the HSL, the Grants and Special Projects Librarian (GASP) develops and supports outgoing grants, contracts in order to increase extramural funding within the Health Sciences Library. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Clinical Research and Data Services (CRDS), the Grants Administration and Special Projects Librarian is responsible for grant writing and management, and special projects. This position works with the Manager, University Library Grant Services and will oversee the activities associated with grants for the Health Sciences Library including reviewing grant applications and identifying grants to apply for funding opportunities. Interprets pre-award and post-award university and sponsored guidelines to faculty and staff guidelines.

This position will also assist with event planning, marketing, scheduling and publicity of the TRAIL project and other special projects. The GASP Librarian also assists the Health Sciences Library in planning and coordinating marketing efforts and publicity for new initiatives and planning UW events. Other duties for HSL Administration support may also be assigned.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Grants & Contracts:
  • Contributes to efforts to increase external funding through philanthropy, grants, contracts, and other approaches for Libraries programs, services and collections.
  • Provides administrative leadership for new grants and contracts at the Health Sciences Library, contributes to and review drafts for the state contract funding.
  • Develops and supports outgoing grant applications by assuring the timely, complete and accurate writing of the proposal utilizing appropriate procedures and have knowledge of federal and state regulations and principles.
  • Coordinates the development of grant proposals which may include budget development, management of documentation and/or form preparation, and monitoring approval status.
  • Works with the Manager of Library Grant Services to meet grant application deadlines.
  • Prepares supporting materials, including graphics, images and appendices.
  • Works with Principal Investigator to complete required sponsor reporting such as progress reports and final reports. Provides project and budgetary status reports. Keeps teams abreast of deadlines and reporting requirements. 
  • Exercises a high level of professional judgment and analysis to manage the assessment, development, and execution process. The individual in this role must work with the faculty, administrators, grants managers, and other entities to ensure that investigators and significant contributors understand the requirements of the project; timelines; and that the appropriate terms and conditions have been included in the application. 
Special Projects:
  • Develops and implements promotional and marketing campaigns for library services and resources, including the Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL) initiative.
  • Creates promotional materials, including text, graphics and video.
  • Participates in the preparation of administrative reports towards accreditation, budget recommendations, annual reports, studies, and surveys.
Liaison and Other Duties:
  • Serves as a liaison for faculty, researchers and students in assigned schools and departments. Provides individual and group consultation in information literacy, research strategies, searching, information management and evidence based practice instruction for assigned schools and departments. 

  • Designs and performs instructional classes for faculty, students and researchers that promote the efficient and effective use of UW and other web resources in the areas of support.
  • Participates in UW Libraries and University committees, task forces, teams, and program planning as appropriate.
  • Good communication skills are a requirement for this position and for all Libraries’ staff members. Basic expectations are described in the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibility Guidelines.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required
  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Experience with writing grants and grant management.
  • Ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, legislators, and vendors.
  • Ability to manage workload, priorities and deadlines and achieve timeline goals.
  • Ability to maintain high degree of organization.
Preferred
  • Experience in data management plans and sets.
  • Understanding of current methods in creating promotional materials.

SALARY

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


RANK

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


BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.


APPLICATION PROCESS

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, May 5, 2017.

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

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

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

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

Social Sciences and Humanities Librarian-- Iowa State University Library

posted Apr 6, 2017, 10:21 AM by Lars Hagelin

The Iowa State University Library is seeking a dynamic, team oriented librarian to work collaboratively with a highly talented group of library staff, and with students and faculty in the social sciences and humanities. Iowa State University is growing, with record enrollment and increasing faculty hires. As a result, there are exciting new positions available within the University Library. As Social Sciences and Humanities Librarian you will have the opportunity to work with various units across our beautiful campus. The University Library takes a student-centered, user-focused approach to our collections and services, and when you embark on a career at Iowa State University, you’ll be surrounded by adventurous minds who are changing the world and shaping the future.

For complete text, qualifications and application instructions: https://www.iastatejobs.com, posting number 70157P.

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives. Applications from a broad spectrum of people are encouraged to apply.  Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Open Access and Scholarly Communications Librarian-- Iowa State University Library

posted Apr 6, 2017, 10:20 AM by Lars Hagelin

The Iowa State University Library is seeking a talented, collaborative thinking Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian I or II. The University Library takes a student-centered, user-focused approach to our collections and services, and when you embark on a career at Iowa State University, you’ll be surrounded by adventurous minds who are changing the world and shaping the future. Iowa State University is growing, with record enrollment and increasing faculty hires. As a result, there are exciting new positions available within the University Library. Your primary responsibility will be as a Liaison Librarian supporting, advising and training co-workers on open access, open educational resources and emerging issues.

For complete text, qualifications and application instructions: https://www.iastatejobs.com, posting number 70150P.

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives. Applications from a broad spectrum of people are encouraged to apply.  Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

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