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The LYRASIS Chief Operating Officer serves in a key leadership role at LYRASIS functioning as an important resource for Libraries and Cultural Heritage Organizations (LCHOs) through a focus on programs and LYRASIS’ internal processes and procedures to meet external demands, always ensuring LYRASIS’ sustainability and profitability. Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the LYRASIS Leadership Team, the COO provides leadership within LYRASIS, with the responsibility to plan, direct and coordinate operations and activities related to delivering outstanding customer service and support, establishing pricing, establishing and meeting sales and member engagement goals and objectives, lead marketing and distribution of LYRASIS products and services. In a time of rapid change, the COO will ensure a culture of organizational flexibility and agility, responsiveness to members and quality service. This is a highly visible role providing vision and direction for staff, with external responsibilities to ascertain member needs
and translate them into actionable plans for the organization.
Job Responsibilities: State the major job responsibilities, duties and activities. Include activities performed at stated or irregular intervals, supervisory responsibility, and responsibilities for planning and decision making. The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
- Participate as recognized leader and colleague across LYRASIS, the Board and on the leadership team
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with the Board of Trustees, LYRASIS Leadership Team, staff and MVPs (members, vendors and partners) to create and implement effective strategies to demonstrate LYRASIS’ value to members
- Oversee all aspects of ensuring diversity of programs, member community, quality of service, communication, member engagement and improving internal and external
- processes and procedures
- Attract, retain, motivate and evaluate competent staff in an entrepreneurial environment ensuring staff meet organizational goals and objectives while promoting employee
- Model and support the desired organizational culture of flexibility, agility, responsiveness to members and quality service
- Ensure LYRASIS’ financial viability while meeting member needs through overseeing efficient and effective departments, produce sustaining revenue streams, and exercise
- judicious cost control and disciplined financial management and budgeting
- Establish and meet long-range objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve them
- Constantly improve LYRASIS’ internal systems, processes and procedures
- Demonstrate and inspire others to proactively problem solve, identify errors and take corrective actions balancing potential outcome with financial costs and benefits
- Lead new venture creation and planning while continuously evaluating viability of current programs and services
- Perform other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Identify the skills, knowledge and abilities a person must possess in order to perform the job.
- Experience with executive management of revenue producing operations and financial management (Accounting principles/practices and analysis/reporting)
- Experience with automation, communications and networking technology
- Knowledge of principles and methods for promoting and selling products or services (marketing strategy sales techniques and sales control system)
- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources, leadership technique, and coordination of people and
- Willingness to lead, take charge of responsibilities and challenges, and offer opinions and direction
- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services (customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards, and evaluation of customer satisfaction)
- Reliable, responsible and dependable, and fulfill obligations
- Strong interpersonal skills of communication, motivation and persuasion
- Conduct all business in a professional manner
- Analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems
- Ability to develop problem-solving and decision-making ideas for current/future workrelated problems
- Ability to communicate information and ideas and to listen and understand information and ideas
- Knowledge of libraries and library services preferred
Acceptable Experience and Training: State the minimum level of education, and the type and how much experience and/or training is needed for a person in this position.
- An advanced degree in a business area or equivalent years in a senior level position is mandatory. Profit center management experience is desirable as is a background in Software, IT, Electronic Database, or Library field. Ten to fifteen years of experience encompassing the support functions of business units.
Accountability: Consider the extent to which this individual's actions affect the success or failure of an operation or project. What are the financial/legal implications? Is this position responsible for confidential information?
- Responsible for successful business operations and ensuring quality services for the membership.
Internal/External Communications: Include degree of internal and external contacts.
- The COO interacts with people outside the organization, representing the organization to Members, the public, government, and other external sources. Interactions can be in person, in writing, or by telephone or email across a broad spectrum of management levels within libraries, internally at LYRASIS and externally with business contacts. Works closely with the Board of Trustees of LYRASIS.
Physical Demands: Include the requirements and physical demands of the position. List any unusual environment or working conditions (Travel, walking, standing, stooping, lifting, etc.).
- Normal office demands are encountered daily, including using office equipment, must be able to use personal computers. Speaking in group sessions is normal activity, as is air and other travel.
LYRASIS reserves the right to alter the position overview, with or without notice to the employee. This position overview is not a contract of employment and does not alter the employment relationship. Finally, every position overview is subject to modification to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities.
Rice University, a private university located in Houston, Texas, is seeking a highly motivated professional to serve as the Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services. This position is responsible for the oversight and management of scholarly communications, the institutional repository, the Digital Media Commons, the Kelley Center for Government Information & Microforms, and the GIS/Data Center. The Executive Director of DSS will work with faculty on digital projects and collaborate in securing grant funding to support digital library and digital humanities research. Serving as the Principal Investigator on grants, the Executive Director will be responsible for the overall management of grant-funded activities in DSS. The position may occasionally involve collaborative teaching with faculty for Rice courses that address the use of digital technologies in scholarship. The position reports to the Vice Provost and University Librarian and is a member of the Fondren Library’s Executive Committee.
Education requirements include: PhD in any field OR Master's degree in any field plus at least a bachelor's degree in an information science field (e.g. computer science or MLIS).
Experience and skills requirements: Must have at least ten years of experience in working with and managing digital library projects and initiatives, a demonstrated track record of managing grant-funded activities, and experience teaching college-level workshops or courses in digital humanities or digital libraries. Also required: excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated planning, organizing and project management skills; proficiency with multimedia software; leadership skills; an ability to reach consensus with diverse constituencies in a rapidly changing environment; ability to strategically consider research library directions and work with the library's executive team to articulate future directions.
Experience preferred: Experience working in a research library and supporting university faculty with their research that involves digital technologies; experience in digital humanities and working with technologies used to support digital humanities scholarship; experience writing articles for publication.
Education preferred: PhD
Experience and skills preferred: Proficiency working with the DSpace institutional repository platform; a demonstrated understanding of scholarly communications issues, including open access and copyright options.
Salary/benefits: commensurate with experience; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit days; TIAA/CREF and Fidelity; health and life insurance; 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://library.rice.edu/) is a research library with over 2.6 million volumes and over 81,000 serial titles. The library has a strong national reputation for its digital library and digital humanities projects and initiatives. Rice University is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer.
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.
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Applications received by June 14, 2013 will receive first consideration. Please apply with cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references at:jobs.rice.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53735
Inquiries: Diana Acero Garcia x5252 or e-mail email@example.com. Rice University is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer.
Responsibilities: The Resource Description Coordinator will perform original and complex adaptive cataloging of materials in multiple formats; manage resource description projects; assign subject headings and classification numbers according to Library of Congress practice; create name authority records and contribute to the national name authority file; develop and document policies and procedures on the department’s intranet site; participate in planning, goal-setting, and assessing the effectiveness of staff and operations within the unit; provide training and direction to staff in performing cataloging routines; keep current with new trends, standards and practices in resource description and classification. The position will report to the Head of Metadata and Bibliographic Services and will supervise 4 classified staff employees and any part-time cataloging librarian.
The Resource Description Coordinator is a librarian position. The Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning. Librarians hold academic ranks pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians’ Governance document. They are expected to develop a record of service and professional contributions.
The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions 2010-2013 focuses on supporting research and scholarly productivity, building dynamic partnerships, fostering academic success through innovative services, and enhancing user experience through technology. The complete document is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/sites/default/files/docs/strategic_directions.pdf
. The Strategic Directions draw on and support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University ( http://www.uh.edu/about/mission/goals/index.php
). We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.Qualifications:
Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program. Knowledge and significant experience in resource description of multiple formats using national cataloging standards (AACR2, LCSH, LCC, and MARC); experience in creating name authority records; experience with the cataloging module of an integrated library system; knowledge of forthcoming changes with RDA, FRBR, linked data and semantic web; ability to work effectively, independently, and collaboratively in a collegial environment; excellent communication skills; demonstrated leadership or project management experience in a work setting.
Supervisory experience; experience with special collections cataloging (including rare books description); knowledge of archival and rare materials description standards such as DACS and DCRM; experience with III Millennium, Serials Solutions, MarcEdit and other cataloging related systems; bibliographic knowledge of one or more languages other than English.Salary:
$58,000 to $62,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax. Library Information:
The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and the Texas Digital Library. The Libraries hold over 2.1 million volumes. Total staff includes 48 professionals and approximately 110 support staff. Additional information available at: http://info.lib.uh.eduGeneral Information:
The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment exceeding 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation. Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a very reasonable cost of living and was rated eighth among livable North American cities by Places Rated Almanac.
For additional information, including information about Houston's housing market, flourishing arts scene, and entertainment offerings, please see the greater Houston Partnership web site at: http://www.houston.org/
and the My Houston site: http://www.visithoustontexas.com/myhouston/Application Deadline:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, names and contact information for 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Training, Assessment, and Statistics Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000. Applications may also be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or email@example.comTHE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.Permalink: http://info.lib.uh.edu/p/resource-description-coordinator
The University of Illinois at Chicago, a Carnegie RU/VH institution located near the Chicago Loop, with a student enrollment of 27,000 and offering doctoral degrees in 60 areas and master’s degrees in nearly 80, seeks a talented and innovative librarian to head its Special Collections Department. This is a tenure-system faculty position with research and publication expectations.The Special Collections Librarian provides innovative user-centered leadership to a department comprised of 10.5 FTE professionals, 4 civil service staff members and several student employees. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian and in consultation with the Assistant University Librarian for the Health Sciences, this position will lead the department in expanding collections and enhancing in-person service, outreach activities and online presence. The Special Collections Librarian will serve as a key point of interaction with other library departments, faculty members and external stakeholders to assess needs and deliver value added services. The successful candidate will work with the department staff and UIC stakeholders to implement comprehensive digital asset management and preservation practices.The department includes Special Collections, University Archives, and Maps and Geographic Information Systems. Special Collections at the Richard J. Daley Library houses collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs and artifacts with particular strength in the social, political, and cultural history of Chicago. Special Collections at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago documents Chicago's rich history as a center for the education and practice of the medical arts. The University Archives at both locations is the depository for historical records of the University of Illinois at Chicago and also contains selected papers of prominent faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The University Archives also manages the Chicago portion of the University-wide Records and Information Management Services program. The Maps and Geographic Information Systems section at the Richard J. Daley Library supports research and instructional needs by providing access to cartographic materials and digital data.A current specially funded project includes processing of Chicago Board Options Exchange historical records. The Library also actively participates in collaborative efforts to increase awareness, discovery and access to special collections materials through organizations such as the Chicago Collections Consortium and the Black Metropolis Research Consortium. Responsibilities:
- Lead the department in creating a clear vision for Special Collections and University Archives. Develop and implement priorities and long-term planning.
- Oversee the acquisition, processing, cataloging, preservation, public service, and outreach activities of the manuscripts, rare books, university archives, maps, and records management staff.
- Engage staff in planning, goal setting, and problem solving. Coach and mentor staff to enhance skills and build self-managing capabilities.
- Work with the Library Development Officer to initiate and pursue external funding sources. Identify and pursue grant opportunities.
- Establish and cultivate donor relationships and build the collections according to the mission of the department.
- Contribute to and participate in the overall mission of the library.
- Cultivate external relationships with University faculty to assess needs, develop and deliver value-added services, and promote collaborations.
- Actively promote Special Collections and University Archives to the campus and the scholarly and public communities.
- Work with the department and UIC Library stakeholders to implement comprehensive digital asset management and preservation practices. This includes digital copies of department materials as well as a range of born-digital content increasingly being donated to Special Collections & University Archives.
- Foster and contribute to newly emerging collaborations across Chicago academic and cultural institutions to enhance discovery and digital access to Special Collections and University Archival materials.
- As a tenure-system faculty member, exhibit continued progress in meeting the library’s norms, expectations and standards of excellence in research & scholarship.
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school program.
- Five years progressively responsible experience working in library special collections or archives in a university setting.
- Outstanding donor relations and collections development skills.
- Proven track record of fundraising and grant writing.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of emerging trends in special collections and technologies.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues, staff, and users.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills contributing to a collaborative environment that empowers others to excel.
- Evidence of ability to meet University standards in publication and professional service commensurate with appointment as a tenure-system faculty member. Rank is dependent on the candidate’s record of scholarship.
- Experience managing large and diverse collections in a public research university.
- Understanding of digitization initiatives and knowledge of digital formats and standards.
- Knowledge of Chicago history.
- A second master’s degree in a related area.
- Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists
Salaries are competitive and based on education and experience; faculty status; twelve month appointment; 24 days of vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required; physical examination at University Health Service is required upon appointment.For fullest consideration apply by May 28, 2013. To apply, use the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=31533&job=special-collections-librarian-assistant-associate-professor
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) degree program at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business seeks an outstanding part-time lecturer to teach a course in Information Organization or Collection Development. Instructional design process begins late May 2013 for course delivery beginning August 2013. This faculty position, working at a distance with online support, requires firm grounding and experience in management and LIS. Courses in this program are taught through team-based problem solving requiring a commitment to this pedagogy. Candidates are expected to participate in the planning, promotion, and assessment of the MMLIS program. Applications must be submitted via USC’s online faculty application websites: https://jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69809
OhioLINK invites applications for the position of Deputy Director, Operations and eLicensing. The Deputy Director is responsible for planning, managing, and coordinating the daily operations of OhioLINK under the general direction of the Executive Director. In addition, this position will be responsible for negotiating and acquiring academic licensed e-resources for the consortium. The Deputy Director will analyze trends, identify appropriate resources, and conduct negotiations in close consultation with consortium members.
The successful candidate will have the strong leadership skills necessary to work with consortium members to achieve consensus and common goals; a demonstrated aptitude and enthusiasm for data analysis and modeling and the sense of humor and tolerance for change and uncertainty in order to guide the consortium through the rapidly changing e-resource landscape.
For more information about OhioLINK and this position, download the pdf flyer at http://www.ohiolink.edu/about/news/OhioLINK_Deputy_Director_Job_Flyer.pdf Application
For a complete position description and to apply, please visit https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/47896
. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by June 30, 2013. All applications should be submitted through the website listed above.Benefits
The Ohio State University offers competitive benefits, see: http://hr.osu.edu/hrpubs/ben/fs-bensummaryreg.pdf
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Columbus, OH 43212
614-292-2318To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Head, Curriculum Materials Library. PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 3,300 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu
. ROLE of the POSITION
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries seeks innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicants for the position of Head, Curriculum Materials Library. The position is responsible for the overall management of the Curriculum Materials Library (CML), a branch library located within the College of Education. Information about the CML can be found at http://www.library.unlv.edu/about/cml_facts
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Education, responsibilities include: providing leadership in the organization, development, and enhancement of physical facilities, collections, services, and the administration of the CML; supervising one classified staff member with overall responsibility for two full-time classified staff and six-seven student employees; with the Education Liaison Librarian, providing library liaison services to the College of Education (CoE); coordinating CML services and programs with the College of Education faculty and administrators; collaborating with College of Education faculty and students and conducting ongoing assessment to provide user-oriented services. In collaboration with Education Librarian, the incumbent will be expected to contribute significantly to the planning, development, provision, and assessment of a cohesive program of library services, collections, and strategic information literacy initiatives for the CoE. Additionally, the Head of the CML will lead outreach initiatives to the Clark County School District (CCSD), the fifth largest school district in the United States, including: identification and/or acquisition of CCSD-adopted or internally developed curriculum materials; marketing CML services to CCSD educators; creating professional development opportunities for CCSD teachers and librarians; and building partnerships with CCSD employees with the intention of improving college readiness of CCSD students in the area of research skills and information literacy.
As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively with others; engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels as well as with faculty and students.
As a strong partner in student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, over one million volumes, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology and internationally renowned Special Collections in four modern, flexible facilities. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 100 experienced faculty librarians and staff members supporting teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the nation's fastest growing universities. QUALIFICATIONS
Required: A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association. A minimum of two years as a manager and supervisor of full time staff in an academic library. Knowledge of emerging information technologies and their application to research and teaching. Understanding of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing and communication. Demonstrated success in a collaborative environment. Evidence of energy, creativity, initiative and commitment to professional growth. Excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to prioritize workload assignments.
Preferred: Relevant undergraduate or graduate degree or significant discipline-specific experience in an academic library. Academic library experience with research assistance and information literacy instruction. Knowledge of school curriculum resources (PK-12). Knowledge of current pedagogical and curriculum practices. Teaching experience or experience in instructional design in a higher education, library, or secondary education setting. Experience in developing working partnerships with academic departments and other campus communities. Experience in grant writing and managing funded projects. Demonstrated experience with project management.
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II (equivalent to an Assistant Professor). Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The review of materials will begin June 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to the Head, Curriculum Materials Library Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu
. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, KS are conducting a search for the position of Public Services Archivist. MLS or graduate degree in archival studies or related advanced subject degree with coursework and experience in archives/manuscripts as well as demonstrated ability to apply best practices in providing instruction and outreach programs in a special collections or archives setting required. For a complete position description and application procedures visit our website: www.lib.k-state.edu/jobs. EOE. Background check required.
Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, KS are conducting a search for the position of Processing Archivist. MLS or graduate degree in archival studies or related advanced subject degree with coursework and experience in archives/manuscripts required as well as demonstrated ability to apply best practices of archival records management. For a complete position description and application procedures visit our website: www.lib.k-state.edu/jobs. EOE. Background check required.
The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) seeks to fill two exciting temporary Librarian positions: Assistant Director/Outreach Librarian and Digital Metadata Librarian. These positions are made possible with recent grant awards to MWDL through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the first national digital library in the U.S. MWDL is one of the first seven service hubs in DPLA’s Digital Hubs Pilot Project and has received funding from three national agencies/foundations via DPLA. The purposes of MWDL’s participation in the DPLA Project are (1) to provide a digital “on ramp” to memory institutions in the Mountain West region, currently including Utah, Nevada, and southern Idaho, and with partners in Hawaii and Arizona; and (2) to expand MWDL services, improve its service model and funding model for long-term sustainability, sharing the lessons learned with other regional and state collaboratives. These two positions are funded through August 31, 2014, under the DPLA Digital Hubs Pilot Project grants. The positions are Research Librarians (non-tenure track career-line faculty) at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, with rank based on experience and vote of Marriott Library faculty.