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Deputy Director—Medical Sciences Library-- Texas A&M University Libraries

posted by Lars Hagelin

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a strategic and dynamic leader with a passion for service excellence and a commitment to providing a highly collaborative, welcoming, and innovative environment for both library staff and users. As the Deputy Director of the Medical Sciences Library (MSL), this position serves under the MSL Director and as the Director’s primary delegate. As a key member of the MSL leadership team, the Deputy Director shares responsibility with the Director for overall program development and evaluation, library-wide planning, budgeting and staffing decisions. The Deputy Director manages the day-to-day operations of the library and in the absence of the MSL Director, assumes responsibility for all library programs and services. This is a tenure-track academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities for scholarly activities and professional service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for promotion and tenure.

Required Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or international equivalent
  • Seven years of professional experience in an academic health sciences center or large academic library serving a significant health sciences or biomedical constituency
  • Three years of the required experience must include staff and/or librarian supervision and development
  • Three years of the required experience must include planning and/or management experience
  • Demonstrated record of innovation in developing and implementing new services
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Established record in scholarship and service
Desired Qualifications:
  • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals at the Senior or Distinguished level
  • Established and ongoing record in scholarship and service consistent with potential for consideration of tenure on arrival and/or with appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor
  • Experience managing library operations and implementing policies and/or procedures
  • Experience leading teams or other successful work collaborations
  • Experience managing renovation or other space redesign projects
  • Experience using customer feedback to enhance services
  • Demonstrated success in service delivery
  • Demonstrated commitment to high standards and enhancement of customer service
Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $78,000. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.

Applications: Applications received by July 23,2017 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.

Science Librarian-- University of Oklahoma

posted by Lars Hagelin

OU Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, collaborative and highly motivated individual to serve as a Science Librarian for multiple science departments: Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Health & Exercise Science, Mathematics, Microbiology & Plant Biology, and Physics & Astronomy. This position develops and maintains positive working relationships with faculty, students, staff and scholars as well as other campus constituencies in ways that enhance the strategic investment of OU in libraries as part of the research and learning infrastructure of the institution. The position partners with library specialists in scholarly communication, open educational resources, emerging technologies, data management, and geospatial information systems to support the learning and research needs of science departments. As a subject liaison, the Science Librarian develops and manages virtual and physical collections; participates in the library instruction program; provides on-site consultations for faculty and students; and participates in library-related public programming.

To apply, go to jobs.ou.edu and search for Requisition #171776.

Lead Business Librarian-- University of Oklahoma

posted by Lars Hagelin

OU Libraries seeks a highly motivated, service-oriented and entrepreneurial expert to be the Lead Business Librarian serving the Price College of Business. The Lead Business Librarian will actively identify opportunities to build and maintain relationships with faculty, students and administrative units within the business college, providing course-integrated instruction, workshops, consultations and research assistance, building collections, and promoting library programs. Operating within the business college, the position will supervise one full-time librarian and partner with library subject liaisons and specialists in scholarly communication, open educational resources, emerging technologies, data management, and geospatial information systems to promote new and emerging library services that engage the business college. The Lead Business Librarian is responsible for creating, marketing and delivering a range of business information products and services in support of the business college, both within its physical facilities and through virtual engagement. 

To apply, go to jobs.ou.edu and search for Requisition #171800

Library Information Associate, Senior (Multiple Positions)-- University of Arizona Libraries

posted Jun 20, 2017, 10:46 AM by Lars Hagelin

The Library Information Associate, Senior works in collaboration and provides leadership in the coordination and enhancement of Library services, specifically in the areas related to Reference & Information Services, Learning Services Platform, assessment, and cutting-edge maker technology.

The incumbent regularly attends and participates in conferences or user group meetings bringing back information for department environmental scanning and strategic planning processes; provides analysis support of a wide variety of data to management and makes recommendations for process improvements to improve customer and workflow efficiencies. Provides courteous customer service, information, reference and technology assistance. Cultivates and maintains relationships with both internal and external customers.

WORK SCHEDULES: 
  • Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (Reference/Instructional Design focus)
  • Sunday-Thursday 1pm-10pm (Learning Services Platform/Assessment focus)
  • Sunday – Thursday 9am–6pm (Technology/Student Management focus)
  • Sunday – Thursday 4pm–1am (Technology/Student Management focus)
  • Sunday – Thursday 3pm–12am (Reference/Student Management focus)

This position works in an environment where department members are located in five libraries across campus: Main, Science-Engineering, Special Collections, Fine Arts and Health Sciences working 24/5 and weekends for the purpose of supporting the education and research needs of customers and for promoting a safe and secure learning environment in the various libraries. The incumbent supports the library in its mission and vision in providing excellent customer service, and by serving on library-wide projects, and by improving student awareness of the suite of services and resources offered by the library through participation in campus public programming, student education and success events. As customers’ needs change, the assignments, work and hours may change.

Visit the University Libraries website to learn more about us.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

As a nationally recognized leader, the University of Arizona strives to look forward. Listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States, the University provides strategic programs to enhance the lifecycles of a multigenerational workforce.

This award-winning portfolio includes consecutive Seal of Distinction awards for its exemplary Work-Life practices from WorldatWork, along with the 2017 Gold Healthy Arizona Worksite award, presented by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. For more information about the collaborative culture and innovative service offerings at the University of Arizona, visit Why UA?

Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage applications from individuals with demonstrated knowledge of and relevant abilities working with culturally diverse communities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Design, implementation, and management of all AIS training and eLearning content, utilizing specialized software to create online learning objects and assisting with overall assessment of the eLearning program. This includes collaborating with the Reference Team on developing all types of training content for student training, aiding in the optimization of public services, providing feedback to desk staff regarding their coordination of student employees, and independently addressing both difficult customer interactions and student employee concerns. (Reference/Instructional Design focus)
  • Ongoing maintenance and oversight of the Library Services Platform (LSP) including troubleshooting routine access issues and providing support to staff for system downtime and recovery, managing system training and liaison with third party vendors as needed. (Learning Services Platform focus)
  • Ongoing collection, management and analysist of departmental and library use assessment data including data required for departmental, library projects and strategic planning. (Assessment focus)
  • Management, training, and program delivery for physical and virtual maker technology, such as 3D printers and scanners, laser cutters, CNC routers, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and both augmented and virtual reality. Specifically, this position will be responsible for reviewing and updating the content for technology-related training and users certification. This role also includes acting as a liaision with AIS training/pedagogy staff, R&L librarians (Main and UAHSL) and IT; provides management support for AIS Technology student employees. (Technology/Student Management focus)
  • Lead investigation and acquisition of cutting-edge hardware, software, and maker technology; including acting as a liaison with library and campus IT as needed. (Technology/Student Management focus)
  • Responsible for management of 20-22 part-time student employees. Demonstrates leadership, supervision, and performance management skills in managing student employees. Part of this responsibility includes budget development/management and demonstrating effective communication with various individuals (i.e. desk staff, supervisors and accountants) to ensure tasks are performed correctly. This position also supports the Library Operations Supervisor by problem solving issues affecting service sites, collections or customers; assists in ensuring that opening and closing policies and procedures are established and followed; proactively communicating updates to desk providers and alerts regarding the Main Library Information Commons service site; assists the Reference Team in student employee competency and training development. (Reference/Student Management focus)
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Utilizes specialized instructional/training software to provide leadership by planning, coordinating, designing and implementing all AIS eLearning. The incumbent will design, implement and manage the AIS CMS and all related eLearning content, and work with Library Analyst(s) and senior leadership on the assessment of the training program(s). This also includes assisting with employee competency and training development.
  • Uses web development software, and effectively manages all AIS related content on the UA Libraries website, including creating webpages, updating webpages and library maps, and attending regular meetings with the website steering group.
  • Utilizing specialized assessment software, the incumbent will work collaboratively with Library Analyst(s) and senior leadership on the collection, analysis, and communication of library assessment data as well as support for the LSP enterprise system. 
  • Co-leads daily operations of the iSpace. Support student manager in the direction of 6-8 part-time student employees. Demonstrates leadership, supervision, and performance management skills in managing student employees. Part of this responsibility includes budget development/management and demonstrating effective communication with various individuals (i.e. desk staff, supervisors and accountants) to ensure tasks are performed correctly.
  • Works in collaboration to support AIS strategic planning activities by keeping abreast of trends specifically related to AIS services across all libraries. This involves assisting with department data collection and analysis to demonstrate the quality of our work and continually improve customer access. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives 
  • Positive attitude and strong demonstration of Our Values: Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Diversity, Innovation, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced/ multi-tasking environment prioritizing tasks and responding positively to unanticipated changes while exhibiting follow through and flexibility under demanding circumstances. This involves the ability to work proactively and constructively to identify, define and solve problems with customers and colleagues within the unit and library-wide.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including evidence of excellent initiative, organizational and time management skills; evidence of the use of good judgment and solid analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision.
  • Experience creating online learning objects with eLearning software such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Presenter, or other e-learning software.
  • Experience working with a Course Management System (CMS), preferably Desire2Learn as well as screen casting and other web-based presentation software.
  • Experience gathering and analyzing internal and external data (both qualitative and quantitative) and knowledge of advanced data collection and information research methods, including the knowledge of specialized data analysis software (e.g., Tableau, NVivo, SPSS, LibAnalytics, Excel and Qualtrics).
  • Evidence of a high degree of computer/digital fluency (hardware and software). This includes demonstrated use of Microsoft Outlook and Office Suite (current version) as well as familiarity with library technology, including demonstrated skills in troubleshooting hardware, software and equipment, and ability to acquire new technology skills (e.g., Virtual Reality, 3D and other makerspace technology such as laser cutters, CNC routers, Arduino and Raspberry Pi).
  • Experience recruiting, hiring, scheduling, training, approving payroll, developing and tracking wage budget 
  • and daily supervision of part-time employees (e.g., student assistants).
  • Ability to work collaboratively creating effective training documentation and train and evaluate individuals based on established work expectations; including providing feedback to both students and full-time employee.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills, including the ability to work with in an inclusive environment that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives. This includes the ability to work with diverse people and serve a diverse population, as well as taking a proactive approach to meeting customer needs, and initiating effective interventions that result in customer satisfaction.
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, tact, discretion, and good judgement as well as skill in developing and maintaining good working relationships.
  • Experience providing public and reference services (in-person and virtual), utilizing the reference interview process to determine customer need, in an academic, research or large public library. This involves understanding the research and references process as well as a broad understanding of various types of reference sources (e.g., library catalog, indexes, web-scale discovery services, search engines, virtual and print resources) and their appropriate uses, including understanding the differences between primary and secondary resources.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree AND three years progressively responsible library experience; OR seven years progressively responsible library, information center or related work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience searching integrated Library Services and Discovery Platforms including record interpretation, preferably Ex Libris Alma and Primo.
  • Skill in facilitating meetings and delivering presentations. 
  • Process Improvement, Cost and Systems Analysis, and Project Management skills and experience. 
  • Experience working in an academic library, specifically in reference, access or user services.
Posted Rate of Pay $29,443 - $43,062

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Number S23519

Krissandra McNeill
Library-HROD
The University of Arizona
klmcneill@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 06/19/2017
Review Start Date 06/26/2017
Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

In the letter of interest, please describe how your experience and qualifications are fitting for this position. Applying by the review date ensures your application materials will be reviewed.
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/19794

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Mountain West Digital Library Digital Metadata Librarian-- J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

posted Jun 19, 2017, 6:04 PM by Lars Hagelin

The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) seeks an energetic, innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Digital Metadata Librarian. This is an excellent opportunity to work with collaborative and enthusiastic colleagues who are dedicated to building services for digital libraries and archives. Hosted at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, this position serves the Mountain West region as a key part of the MWDL Service Hub for the Digital Public Library of America, which aggregates metadata from partnering libraries, museums, and archives in six states for sharing both regionally via the MWDL portal at http://mwdl.org/ and nationally via the DPLA portal at http://dp.la/.

Position Details

Research Librarian (non-tenure track career-line faculty) at the J. Willard Marriott Library, with rank (Assistant or Associate) based on experience and vote of Marriott Library faculty.

This is a 1 FTE non-tenure-track career-line faculty position funded for two years from the start date. The position will be reviewed for possible continuation at that time. Continuance of the position beyond two years is dependent upon recommendation of the MWDL Director, continuing funding and approval of the MWDL Governing Board, and continuing approval of the Dean of the Marriott Library.

Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by July 15th, 2017.

Description of Position

The Digital Metadata Librarian of the Mountain West Digital Library supports the improvement of metadata standards and metadata in digital collections from MWDL partners, including memory institutions in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming. This position will also be responsible for creating, maintaining, and repurposing digital object metadata for the Marriott Library, including any collections, subjects, languages, and formats as assigned using the MWDL Dublin Core Application Profile or other necessary metadata standards.

Working with all employees in MWDL and reporting to the MWDL Director, the successful candidate will:
  • Facilitate the harvest of collections metadata into MWDL and from there into the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). 
    • Perform metadata audits of new collections and spot-check existing collections for ongoing conformance to standards. 
    • Work with new partners and repositories to resolve metadata issues and Open Archives Initiative (OAI) interoperability issues. 
    • Work with Web Discovery Services team at Marriott Library to execute ingestion of new collections into Ex Libris Primo. Modify normalization rules and XSL transformations as needed. 
    • Coordinate with DPLA staff regarding mapping and ingest of metadata into DPLA portal. 
  • Complete metadata work on the Marriott Library collections and conduct quality assurance on existing metadata for collections marked for MWDL ingest. 
  • Respond to questions about metadata from partner institutions. 
  • Describe new collections on website and promote them via social media. Design topic browse pages for website. 
  • Conduct periodic collection analyses of MWDL and prepare roadmap of our collection coverage. 
  • Work with appropriate task force(s) within MWDL Digitization Committee and with DPLA staff to improve metadata policies and best practices. 
Additional responsibilities: Assist the MWDL Director with investigation of new technologies of interest to member repositories and other collection partners. Participate actively in appropriate professional societies and report on outcomes and work processes developed at occasional professional conferences. Other duties as assigned as MWDL grows and develops.

Required Qualifications
  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate school or equivalent degree either completed or anticipated within one year OR the equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience working in an academic library. 
  • Digital metadata emphasis in graduate school or equivalent in work experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment. 
  • Excellent communication skills and dedication to collaborative team-building across multiple institutions. 
  • Skill with using Microsoft Office software suite or equivalent. 
  • Capacity to thrive in the fast-paced, future-oriented environment of a research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of an academic library. 
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law (http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-130.html). 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years of experience working with assigning metadata for digital materials. 
  • Experience with digitizing materials and managing a digital collection and other digital library-related tasks, working with CONTENTdm or other leading digital assets management system. 
  • Experience with Open Archives Initiative (OAI) harvesting. 
  • Demonstrated comfort with the evolving technology landscape of libraries and emerging descriptive metadata practices. 
  • Familiarity with XML, XSLT, and tools or scripting languages for transforming metadata. 
  • Familiarity with libraries, archives, and museums in the Mountain West region. 
  • Reading, writing, or speaking skills in a second language. 
Compensation

Compensation is $53,000 for 1.00 FTE effort. Excellent paid benefits including 14.2% retirement fund contribution; vacation, sick, and professional development leave; health care plan including medical and dental coverage; and participation in various additional insurance programs.

About MWDL, Marriott Library, and Salt Lake City

The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) was founded in 2001 by the Utah Academic Library Consortium and is hosted at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library. Other MWDL staff includes a director and three student assistants. MWDL maintains a portal at http://mwdl.org for sharing digital collections about the Mountain West region, from partners in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming. The portal aggregates metadata for over 960,000 digital materials in a variety of formats, including photographs, maps, artworks, videos, animations, oral histories, pioneer diaries, finding aids, scholarly publications, teaching presentations, vital records, government publications, and sounds of the West. Partners include academic libraries, public libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and government agencies. Partners work together to establish interoperability standards for metadata and online harvesting and to share expertise and resources via a regional hub system.

The J. Willard Marriott Library is an ARL library at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, with holdings of nearly 3 million volumes, over 60,000 journals in electronic and print formats, and a considerable number of other networked electronic resources. Highlights include Special Collections (with Rare Books, Book Arts Program, Multimedia Archives, and Middle East Library), Digital Library with over 100 digital collections (including Utah Digital Newspapers, Arabic Papyrus, Parchment, and Paper, and Western Soundscape), an Espresso Book Machine, a 250-computer Knowledge Commons, and seating for over 3,000 users. Teaching facilities include 20 classrooms, labs, and seminar rooms, and a 200-seat auditorium. The University of Utah, the state’s flagship university, has a student population of over 32,000 and is situated on a 1,500-acre urban campus in Salt Lake City.

Nestled against the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, Salt Lake City is the largest city in the Intermountain West, with a population of over 1 million. Residents may choose from a wide variety of cultural, entertainment and recreational activities. The city’s international airport, 25 minutes from campus, is the fourth largest hub for Delta Air Lines and serves additional major carriers, providing excellent access to cities around the West. Within a few hours’ drive are Utah’s five world-renowned national parks, seven national monuments, and many national recreation areas and state parks. The city is a popular skiing and snowboarding destination and hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. For more information, see the Marriott Library Profile at http://lib.utah.edu/pdf/Marriott-Library-Profile.pdf.

Metadata Librarian I/II-- Iowa State University

posted Jun 19, 2017, 5:57 PM by Lars Hagelin

Iowa State University is growing, with record enrollment and increasing faculty hires. To help advance the university’s mission, the library seeks a collaborative Metadata Librarian (I or II) to implement, support and experiment with metadata strategies associated with the institutional repository. This position will also create metadata for digital collections projects. This is a great opportunity to participate in the development of new and creative approaches to provide access to library materials. 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.

For complete text, qualifications and application instructions: https://www.iastatejobs.com, posting number 70218P.

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.

Associate Dean for Instruction, Collections, and Patron Services-- Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library

posted Jun 12, 2017, 12:46 PM by Lars Hagelin   [ updated Jun 12, 2017, 1:31 PM ]

Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library seeks a forward-thinking, proactive Associate Dean to lead the division encompassing instruction services, collection management, and patron services. The primary responsibilities of the position are to provide leadership within the division as well as the broader University Libraries’ and the campus’ strategic plans and goals. The incumbent will report to the Dean of Libraries and directly supervise three unit heads: Patron Services, Collections Management & Resource Sharing, and Learning & Engagement Services. The Associate Dean will be a member of the Libraries’ Executive Council, the senior leadership, policy and management team.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership and personnel support for the Division 
  • Actively participate on the Libraries’ leadership team, participating in planning, assessment, budgeting, and Library-wide decision-making 
  • Develop partnerships with academic councils and student services across the University to further student success and promote faculty engagement and research services 
  • Provide supervisory and managerial support to unit heads 
  • Create and promote programs to support the mentorship and development of faculty and staff 
  • Review candidates for promotion and tenure and manage the promotion and tenure process for faculty within the division 
  • Represent the Library on University committees and advocate for library initiatives as they relate to broader campus initiatives 
  • Participate in state, regional, and/or national professional associations 
  • Continue to engage in librarianship and continue to develop a record of scholarship 
Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Five years of management and supervisory experience 
  • Masters of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program 
  • Understanding of current trends in higher education, scholarship, and research libraries 
  • Demonstrated campus-wide advocacy and service on campus-wide committees 
  • Patron-centered focus 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Experience working with diverse staff, creating solutions and solving problems as they arise 
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills with increasing leadership responsibilities 
  • A record of scholarship and professional achievement appropriate for appointment as the Associate or Full Librarian with tenure. 
Preferred:
  • Budget experience 
  • Experience developing and implementing a strategic plan or developing a library vision 
  • Experience with mentoring or staff development 
  • Demonstrated interest, experience or ability to build inclusiveness 
  • Experience managing across all levels of an organization. 
Salary is $90,000 minimum depending on experience, plus excellent benefits. Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package including medical and dental with a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 22 days/year vacation.

To apply for this position, please visit the Utah State University Human Resources website at: https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2499.

Business Librarian-- Texas A&M University Libraries

posted Jun 12, 2017, 12:41 PM by Lars Hagelin

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

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

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

Required Qualifications:
  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree (or international equivalent)
  • Academic background and/or knowledge of business or business-related area demonstrated through undergraduate degree, advanced degree, coursework, or work experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in a business-related discipline, which may include but not be limited to Marketing, MIS, or Operations/Supply Chain Management
  • Demonstrated understanding of marketing and/or information/operations/supply chain management
  • Prior work experience in business, marketing, information systems, or operations/supply chain management
  • Previous experience in an academic or special library environment (such as providing library instruction, collection development/assessment, reference/consultation services, outreach, development of training/instructional materials/Libguides, etc.)
  • Prior publications and professional service
  • Experience performing business research
ENVIRONMENT:

The University:

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

The Libraries:

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

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

The Community:

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

Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.

Applications: Applications received by July 12, 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.

Mountain West Digital Library Digital Metadata Librarian-- J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

posted Jun 8, 2017, 10:00 AM by Lars Hagelin

FULL CONSIDERATION: July 15, 2017
POSTING LINK: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/64673

The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) seeks an energetic, innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Digital Metadata Librarian. This is an excellent opportunity to work with collaborative and enthusiastic colleagues who are dedicated to building services for digital libraries and archives. Hosted at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, this position serves the Mountain West region as a key part of the MWDL Service Hub for the Digital Public Library of America, which aggregates metadata from partnering libraries, museums, and archives in six states for sharing both regionally via the MWDL portal at http://mwdl.org/ and nationally via the DPLA portal at http://dp.la/.

Position Details

Research Librarian (non-tenure track career-line faculty) at the J. Willard Marriott Library, with rank (Assistant or Associate) based on experience and vote of Marriott Library faculty.

This is a 1 FTE non-tenure-track career-line faculty position funded for two years from the start date. The position will be reviewed for possible continuation at that time. Continuance of the position beyond two years is dependent upon recommendation of the MWDL Director, continuing funding and approval of the MWDL Governing Board, and continuing approval of the Dean of the Marriott Library.

Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by July 15th, 2017.


Description of Position

The Digital Metadata Librarian of the Mountain West Digital Library supports the improvement of metadata standards and metadata in digital collections from MWDL partners, including memory institutions in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming. This position will also be responsible for creating, maintaining, and repurposing digital object metadata for the Marriott Library, including any collections, subjects, languages, and formats as assigned using the MWDL Dublin Core Application Profile or other necessary metadata standards.

Working with all employees in MWDL and reporting to the MWDL Director, the successful candidate will:
  • Facilitate the harvest of collections metadata into MWDL and from there into the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). 
    • Perform metadata audits of new collections and spot-check existing collections for ongoing conformance to standards. 
    • Work with new partners and repositories to resolve metadata issues and Open Archives Initiative (OAI) interoperability issues. 
    • Work with Web Discovery Services team at Marriott Library to execute ingestion of new collections into Ex Libris Primo. Modify normalization rules and XSL transformations as needed. 
    • Coordinate with DPLA staff regarding mapping and ingest of metadata into DPLA portal. 
  • Complete metadata work on the Marriott Library collections and conduct quality assurance on existing metadata for collections marked for MWDL ingest. 
  • Respond to questions about metadata from partner institutions. 
  • Describe new collections on website and promote them via social media. Design topic browse pages for website. 
  • Conduct periodic collection analyses of MWDL and prepare roadmap of our collection coverage. 
  • Work with appropriate task force(s) within MWDL Digitization Committee and with DPLA staff to improve metadata policies and best practices. 
Additional responsibilities: Assist the MWDL Director with investigation of new technologies of interest to member repositories and other collection partners. Participate actively in appropriate professional societies and report on outcomes and work processes developed at occasional professional conferences. Other duties as assigned as MWDL grows and develops. 


Required Qualifications
  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate school or equivalent degree either completed or anticipated within one year OR the equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience working in an academic library. 
  • Digital metadata emphasis in graduate school or equivalent in work experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment. 
  • Excellent communication skills and dedication to collaborative team-building across multiple institutions. 
  • Skill with using Microsoft Office software suite or equivalent. 
  • Capacity to thrive in the fast-paced, future-oriented environment of a research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of an academic library. 
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law (http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-130.html). 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of experience working with assigning metadata for digital materials. 
  • Experience with digitizing materials and managing a digital collection and other digital library-related tasks, working with CONTENTdm or other leading digital assets management system. 
  • Experience with Open Archives Initiative (OAI) harvesting. 
  • Demonstrated comfort with the evolving technology landscape of libraries and emerging descriptive metadata practices. 
  • Familiarity with XML, XSLT, and tools or scripting languages for transforming metadata. 
  • Familiarity with libraries, archives, and museums in the Mountain West region. 
  • Reading, writing, or speaking skills in a second language. 

Compensation


Compensation is $53,000 for 1.00 FTE effort. Excellent paid benefits including 14.2% retirement fund contribution; vacation, sick, and professional development leave; health care plan including medical and dental coverage; and participation in various additional insurance programs.


About MWDL, Marriott Library, and Salt Lake City

The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) was founded in 2001 by the Utah Academic Library Consortium and is hosted at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library. Other MWDL staff includes a director and three student assistants. MWDL maintains a portal at http://mwdl.org for sharing digital collections about the Mountain West region, from partners in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming. The portal aggregates metadata for over 960,000 digital materials in a variety of formats, including photographs, maps, artworks, videos, animations, oral histories, pioneer diaries, finding aids, scholarly publications, teaching presentations, vital records, government publications, and sounds of the West. Partners include academic libraries, public libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and government agencies. Partners work together to establish interoperability standards for metadata and online harvesting and to share expertise and resources via a regional hub system.

The J. Willard Marriott Library is an ARL library at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, with holdings of nearly 3 million volumes, over 60,000 journals in electronic and print formats, and a considerable number of other networked electronic resources. Highlights include Special Collections (with Rare Books, Book Arts Program, Multimedia Archives, and Middle East Library), Digital Library with over 100 digital collections (including Utah Digital Newspapers, Arabic Papyrus, Parchment, and Paper, and Western Soundscape), an Espresso Book Machine, a 250-computer Knowledge Commons, and seating for over 3,000 users. Teaching facilities include 20 classrooms, labs, and seminar rooms, and a 200-seat auditorium. The University of Utah, the state’s flagship university, has a student population of over 32,000 and is situated on a 1,500-acre urban campus in Salt Lake City.

Nestled against the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, Salt Lake City is the largest city in the Intermountain West, with a population of over 1 million. Residents may choose from a wide variety of cultural, entertainment and recreational activities. The city’s international airport, 25 minutes from campus, is the fourth largest hub for Delta Air Lines and serves additional major carriers, providing excellent access to cities around the West. Within a few hours’ drive are Utah’s five world-renowned national parks, seven national monuments, and many national recreation areas and state parks. The city is a popular skiing and snowboarding destination and hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. For more information, see the Marriott Library Profile at http://lib.utah.edu/pdf/Marriott-Library-Profile.pdf.

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