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Instructional Librarian-- Fresno Pacific University

posted Jun 14, 2018, 11:19 AM by Lars Hagelin

Job Application URL: https://www.fresno.edu/visitors/careers/instructional-librarian-hiebert-library

Department: Hiebert Library
Reports to: Director of Hiebert Library
Status: Non-Exempt
Time commitment: Full Time (11-month contract, payable over 12 months)
Start date: July 1, 2018, or as soon as a suitable candidate is discerned.

Position

Fresno Pacific University seeks a full-time Instructional Librarian to develop, coordinate, and deliver face-to-face and online instructional programs in the Hiebert Library (11-month contract, payable over 12 months).

Successful candidates with a master’s in library/information science and a second master’s degree in a discipline taught by Fresno Pacific University will be hired as faculty (unranked, non-tenure). Successful candidates with only a single MLIS degree will be hired as staff (M.A. candidates will be considered).

Role
  • Coordinate the library’s instruction program.
  • Design and teach in-person library and information literacy instruction.
  • Create web content designed to promote and facilitate information literacy.
  • Work with faculty to improve information literacy instruction across the university curriculum.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of library instruction efforts.
  • Other duties as required.
Qualifications

Required
  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program. Second master’s degree in discipline offered by Fresno Pacific University (required for faculty status position; M.A. candidates will be considered).
  • Ability to independently plan, deliver, and assess library instruction programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Knowledge of online library instruction platforms (such as LibGuides).
  • Demonstrated organizational capabilities, detail orientation, and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to interact with people in a warm, professional manner.
  • Ability to learn new technology.
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.
Preferred
  • Second master’s degree in discipline offered by Fresno Pacific University (required for faculty status position; M.A. candidates will be considered).
  • Experience working in an academic library.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
Compensation

Dependent on qualifications and experience, and paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA-CREF), Section 125 options.

Application

Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to: Kevin Enns-Rempel
Director of Hiebert Library
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2300
Fresno, CA 93702
OR email kevin.enns-rempel@fresno.edu

Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff campus)-- CDDS Library Supervisor (position 603794)

posted Jun 13, 2018, 12:34 PM by Lars Hagelin

Special Information

Primary work hours for this position are university business hours (currently Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.). This position requires the flexibility to work extended and non-standard work hours as needed to accomplish objectives.

Only complete applications will be considered. Application must include an attachment that contains: (1) a cover letter highlighting your qualifications for this position; (2) a resume; and (3) names and contact information for three professional references. Please save and submit all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document.

Job Description

This position leads and manages the Document Delivery Services (DDS) unit, which provides interlibrary loan and document delivery services to Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College students, faculty and staff. Document Delivery Services is a unit within Cline Library’s Content, Discovery, and Delivery Services department.

The successful candidate will promote outstanding customer service and seamless delivery of content to library users. The position supervises DDS staff, oversees the work of additional personnel who perform DDS processes, and hires and oversees the work of student employees. The Library Supervisor stays abreast of trends and best practices in order to improve processes, services, and the user experience; helps troubleshoot hardware and software problems; proactively evaluates equipment needs; and contributes to technical solutions that increase performance efficiencies. The Library Supervisor reports to the Head of Content, Discovery and Delivery Services and serves on the department leadership team.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Oversee daily operations of the DDS unit, ensuring that productivity and customer service expectations are met.
  • Supervise DDS staff (approximately 3 FTE staff and 10 student workers), including hiring, training, timekeeping, performance management, and evaluation. Oversee the work of other staff who perform DDS processing. Promote a positive work environment and provide growth and development opportunities for DDS staff and student employees. Develop and manage student wage budget.
  • Provide guidance and direction to staff, setting clear goals and measurable objectives.
  • Serve as a member of the department leadership team. Contribute to discussions related to workflow improvement and modification, the deployment of personnel for new initiatives, etc.
  • Ensure that DDS policies, procedures, and service expectations are met. Communicate processes clearly to users and library colleagues. Evaluate and improve processes to make them more user-friendly, efficient, and effective. Investigate, implement and promote technical solutions that automate DDS processes and improve efficiencies.
  • Create, deploy, evaluate and improve training materials and programs that help library staff and student employees understand interlibrary loan and document delivery processes and policies.
  • Promote an environment in which all staff and student employees are encouraged to contribute ideas for new and enhanced services.
  • Represent the DDS unit, communicating with students, faculty, and library staff to clarify policies and promote services.
  • Participate in the work of the DDS unit, processing requests and troubleshooting issues to ensure requests are completed in a timely manner. Provide outstanding customer service, including promptly resolving issues related to misunderstandings, unfilled requests, unpaid fines, and lost materials.
  • Manage DDS-related accounts and related tasks, including overseeing DDS fine processing in collaboration with User Services, creating invoices for lost and damaged books, and tracking Interlibrary Loan Fee Management (IFM) fees.
  • Collaborate effectively with customers, library staff and interlibrary loan and document delivery personnel in other institutions.
  • Assess the work of the unit. Run reports, compile statistics, analyze unit activities, and identify strategies to improve work processes and customer service. Oversee the accurate tracking and reporting of DDS statistics used for annual reporting and other purposes.
  • Troubleshoot and correct problems with interlibrary loan and document delivery requests. Collaborate with library technology staff to troubleshoot hardware and software issues.
  • Keep skills current and keep up with trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
  • Actively participate in achieving organizational priorities through cross-training in other library units. Participate in and contribute positively to library-wide planning and initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to participation in a variety of Library projects and initiatives.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree AND two years related library experience; OR,
  • Six years progressively responsible related library experience; OR,
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Supervisory experience including hiring, training, evaluation and performance oversight.
  • Experience with interlibrary loan and document delivery processes and tools.
  • Project management experience.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Experience with library tools and technologies, especially those used in interlibrary loan and document delivery. Examples include ILLiad, RAPID, Odyssey, and licensed electronic resources.
  • Experience with using technology in a library setting to provide services, automate processes and analyze data.
  • Evidence of excellent planning, organizational and time management skills. Ability to manage multiple, shifting priorities in a demanding customer service environment.
  • Evidence of a high level of productivity and flexibility when working independently or in teams.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively and collegially with people from a diverse and inclusive community.
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in and strong commitment to outstanding customer service in a user-centered environment.
  • Demonstrated flexibility in adapting to changing technologies, workflows and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.

The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website at: http://www.nau.edu/police. A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.

Salary

This position's pay grade is 52. The salary range for this paygrade can be found on the CLS Grade Schedule.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. We anticipate paying the successful candidate a salary between $40,480 and $46,480, depending upon their experience.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Benefits

This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available at http://nau.edu/human-resources/ Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. More information is available at: https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/Eligibility-Enrollment/

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days (http://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Employee-Resources/Training/Required/). If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years. In addition to the development classes offered in-person, every NAU employee receives a free subscription to Lynda.com. From this site you can access more than 1,400 training videos on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, photography, music and video, home computing, and web design and development.

Application Deadline: Open until further notice.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at http://nau.edu/human-resources/ or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Instructor and Digital Publishing Librarian-- University of Illinois at Chicago

posted Jun 13, 2018, 12:29 PM by Lars Hagelin

The UIC Library seeks an innovative Digital Publishing Librarian. The successful candidate for this newly created position will contribute to the development and delivery of scholarly communications programs and services to the university community, including promoting new forms of scholarly publishing and communicating issues impacting the changing scholarly publishing landscape. This position will also help implement a new campus-wide faculty profile portal. This position reports to the Scholarly Communication Librarian.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist with the promotion of the University’s Institutional Repository (INDIGO), online journal systems and other digital publishing initiatives;
  • Provide consultation, training, and support to the campus community on issues related to digital publishing and creating or adopting open educational resources;
  • Investigate and expand services provided by the library in support of online journal publishing including exploring alternatives to the library’s current journal publishing platform;
  • Assist with the migration and implementation of a new Institutional Repository platform;
  • Perform routine scholarly communication functions including oversight of content submissions to the Institutional Repository, oversight and assistance with text-encoding projects (Word to XML conversion), technical support to journal editors and authors using the journal publishing platform, and submission of journal content to various sources (Library of Congress, PubMedCentral, CrossRef, DOAJ);
  • Support the implementation of a University wide faculty profile portal including profile tool administration, customization, and training;
  • Keep abreast of trends and best practices in digital publishing, open education resources, and scholarly communications; investigate emerging platforms and tools to support digital publishing; document findings and make recommendations on potential platforms and tools to implement;
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program; understanding and interest in the current issues related to scholarly communication including open-access and copyright; effective communication and presentation skills; demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and collaborate effectively with colleagues, staff, and users at all levels and from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience developing and publishing digital content; knowledge of digital publishing platforms

SALARY/CONTRACT:

Salary commensurate with experience; the minimum salary for a full-time twelve-month appointment is $51,333. Benefits for a twelve month appointment include 24 days vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage, but Medicare payment is required. This appointment is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and UIC United Faculty Local 6456, IFT-AFT, AAUP.

For fullest consideration, apply by June 26, 2018 with cover letter, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references. The position close date is July 17, 2018.

All applicants must submit an online application through https://jobs.uic.edu/. To apply, click on the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=97820&job=instructor-and-digital-publishing-librarian-university-library

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

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Information Technology Specialist 3-- Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA

posted Jun 12, 2018, 8:34 AM by Lars Hagelin

As an independent, proactive and customer service focused team member this position is the main desktop support resource for public computers in all Pullman campus libraries including: general desktop computing, specialized computing in the Dimensions Lab (2D and 3D computer graphics/animation software, Virtual Reality), Dimensions Studio (Photogrammetry and 3D Scanning) and the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (hardware and software related to the recording and digitization of image and Audio/Visual material). This position will also have responsibility to create and deliver training and documentation. Additionally, this position will provide software support, including programming to automate installation/update processes and to support other organizational needs. This specialist will work with Libraries employees and patrons to quickly and effectively resolve Systems help desk jobs.

Required Qualifications:
  • Four years of information technology experience; OR equivalent education/experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of software and hardware including motherboards, memory, hard drives, power supplies, monitors, scanners, and projectors.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a classroom or computer lab environment that supports a wide range of technology (2D and 3D computer graphics and animation software, 3D printing, Photogrammetry, 3D scanning, A/V recording and digitization).
  • Demonstrated experience with equipment troubleshooting including the use of software diagnostic tools.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and delivering training.
  • Demonstrated experience creating understandable documentation.
  • Experience with a programming or scripting language commonly used in desktop support.
  • Experience tracking problems and problem resolution.
  • Experience installing and troubleshooting operating systems in a Windows environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or related field.
  • Experience with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager or similar device management framework.
  • Experience with Microsoft Hyper-V or other virtualization software.
  • Experience with Windows and Linux Server Administration.
Application deadline: July 15, 2018.

To apply: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/38604

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Collection Maintenance Library Assistant-- University of California, Santa Cruz

posted Jun 7, 2018, 6:08 AM by Lars Hagelin

The UCSC Library seeks a Collection Maintenance Library Assistant to join the User Services & Resource Sharing (US&RS) department. The selected candidate will join a high functioning, collaborative team working to maintain the collections housed at the McHenry and Science & Engineering Libraries. If you are interested in supporting the preservation of materials–including binding serials and monographs, preparing local newspaper titles for microfilming, and performing minor repairs of serials and monographs–overseeing student staff in conjunction with their unit coworkers, and providing public service at multiple fast-paced public service points on the beautiful UC Santa Cruz campus, we invite you to apply today!

https://jobs.ucsc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=70811

Initial review date is 6/20/2018.

Collection Development Coordinator-- Rice University

posted Jun 6, 2018, 9:55 AM by Lars Hagelin   [ updated Jun 6, 2018, 10:04 AM ]

Rice University is seeking a highly motivated and service‐oriented Collection Development Coordinator. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the management of the library’s established approval plans and in the investigation and evaluation of new acquisitions models. The position is also responsible for collection development in multiple areas of the humanities and social sciences, serves as a liaison to the corresponding departments and contributes to reference services and user education. This position reports to the Head of Reference Services.

Responsibilities: Takes a leadership role in managing the library’s approval plans and in planning and assessing library participation in demand-driven or evidence-based acquisitions programs and other innovate acquisition models. Provides general and specialized reference assistance and user education services to students, faculty and members of the public (virtually and face-to- face). Manages a library collection, including identification, selection, evaluation, vendor negotiations and de-selection of teaching and research-level library materials in a variety of formats. Consults with and advises academic departments on the selection and effective use of library materials. Provides proactive and responsive service to faculty and students in assigned departments, including orientations, research guidance, online subject and course guides and classroom instruction. Commitments to professional development are expected.

Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science.
  • Undergraduate degree in a humanities or social science discipline.
  • Three years of professional experience, including reference, instruction and/or collection development.
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, teaching and communication skills, including the ability to actively listen to, understand and articulate the needs of users.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and negotiate issues with people from different parts of the library.
  • Ability to apply new technologies to library services.
  • Working knowledge of basic reference sources, including print, online databases and use of the internet in the research process.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the research process.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in a relevant humanities or social sciences discipline.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft office tools, particularly Excel.
  • Reading ability in at least one western European language.
  • Experience using the Springshare platform (LibGuides & LibAnswers).
  • Experience working closely with library approval plans and/or demand-driven or evidence-based acquisition programs, including the construction of subject profiles and monitoring expenditures.
  • Experience working in an academic library that has migrated to the Alma library services platform.
Salary & benefits: $57,000 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including TIAA/CREF; health and life insurance; and tuition waiver.

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

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

Applications received by July 17, 2018 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/14710. Inquiries: Melinda Reagor Flannery at (713) 348-3773 or reagor@rice.edu. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Health Sciences Librarian-- University of Houston Libraries

posted Jun 6, 2018, 9:51 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Houston Libraries seeks a highly creative candidate for the position of Health Sciences Librarian at the new Health Sciences Library, located in the main campus biomedical district. The Library serves the Colleges of Nursing, Optometry, and Pharmacy, as well as other health-related research initiatives throughout the University. In addition to the responsibilities for instruction, collection development, and research support, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with others to develop and assess new and specialized services to meet the needs of faculty, researchers and graduate students in alignment with the University Libraries' Strategic Plan. The successful candidate is expected to work collaboratively with staff and librarians throughout the Libraries, including in Liaison Services, Digital Research Services, and the Art & Architecture and Music Libraries. The Health Sciences Librarian reports to the Director of Library Services for the Health Sciences. There will be opportunities to develop expertise and contribute to the development of new services and initiatives.

The University of Houston is a dynamic, forward moving university with goals emphasizing both national research competitiveness and student success. Librarians are expected to proactively develop partnerships with faculty to advance these initiatives and contribute to departmental priorities in alignment with the UH Libraries 2017-2021 Strategic Plan.

The Health Sciences Librarian is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Libraries' Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively with stakeholders in a complex changing environment
  • Professional experience in a health sciences library, academic library, or relevant healthcare setting; or demonstrated awareness of patron needs in an academic, health sciences library
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in teaching; or a strong commitment to student success and student learning
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience searching and teaching relevant medical databases such as PubMed and CINAHL
  • Knowledge of or experience with evidence-based practice, research data management, and tools for demonstrating research impact
  • Knowledge of relevant research and publishing processes
  • Experience or interest in online instruction
Salary: $63,000 to $65,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.

Apply at: https://libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/health-sciences-librarian/.

Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation.

University of Houston Libraries respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. Our organization serves one of the most diverse campuses in the nation and seeks to recruit and retain a similar community of library professionals. We welcome candidates whose experience in libraries, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

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

Romance Languages Librarian-- University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

posted Jun 5, 2018, 5:52 AM by Lars Hagelin

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Romance Languages Librarian. The Romance Languages Librarian will fulfill liaison duties creatively and strategically in order to enhance student learning, faculty research excellence, and emerging scholarly practices within the Departments of French and Italian, Spanish and Portuguese (which includes Catalan and Gallego), and the Anderson Language Technology Center. The Romance Languages Librarian will be situated in the Libraries’ Arts & Humanities department, which values critical, reflective, and student-centered teaching, research assistance, and outreach. Significant parts of the responsibilities of this tenure-track position are research/creative work and service, in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Requirements:

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate for and cultivate an environment that supports diversity, respect, and inclusion.
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
  • Commitment to critical, highly responsive practices in teaching and learning.
  • Understanding of the information needs of researchers studying Romance languages, literatures, and cultures.
  • Commitment to innovative, inclusive, and user-centered library services.
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within higher education, especially in Romance languages disciplines.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one of the following languages: Spanish, French, Italian, or Portuguese.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to contribute effectively and respectfully with colleagues on collaborative projects.
  • Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in a relevant field (such as Spanish, French, Latin American studies, etc).
  • Experience providing reference and/or instructional services related to Romance languages and/or area studies.
  • Experience in an academic or research library.
  • Experience with grant writing or fundraising.
  • Experience participating in collection development in world languages, in an academic or research library.
  • Experience developing innovative learning opportunities to enhance research and/or teaching.
  • Experience engaging in collaborative projects and programs at the local, regional, national, and/or international level.
  • Strong knowledge and ability in multiple Romance languages (especially Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, or Catalan): fluency in one or more of these languages, and reading knowledge in two or more.
Appointment and Salary:

Successful candidates will be appointed as full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty members. Rank will depend upon professional experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience and consistent with ARL averages for similar positions. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. 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 June 27, 2018, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 13806) 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.

Direct Link to Apply: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=13806&lang=en

The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building and retaining a diverse workforce to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of developing and learning. 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.

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 committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

About the University and Libraries:

As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.

Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank. The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

About Boulder, Colorado:

Boulder and the surrounding area is known as one of the best places to live because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere. At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest. Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space and trails.

System Libraries Resource Development Director-- Texas A&M University Libraries

posted Jun 3, 2018, 1:16 PM by Lars Hagelin

The Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a talented and dynamic professional to join the Libraries as the System Libraries Resource Development Director. This is a non-tenure clinical track faculty position. Successful candidates will be expected to have engagement in professional service activities, consistent with the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion.

Reporting to the Dean of the Texas A&M University Libraries through the Associate Dean for Information Resources, the System Libraries Resource Development Director will provide innovative leadership for system-wide shared initiatives, such as shared resources and professional development opportunities for the Texas A&M University System Library Consortium (TAMU System Library Consortium). In consultation with TAMU System Libraries, Contracts Administration, and the Office of General Counsel, the System Libraries Resource Development Director reviews and negotiates digital resources licenses to ensure compliance with established federal and state guidelines, including copyright and accessibility guidelines. Responsibilities include negotiating with vendors, establishing and maintaining effective vendor relations, and maintaining an Electronic Resource Management System for cooperative agreements. This position also manages the setup and maintenance of access records for existing and new cooperative agreements in the ERM. The person in this position is a member of the TAMU Libraries' Electronic Resources Licensing Team. This person also recommends and organizes annual professional development training for the librarians and staff of member libraries. This person also prepares official reports for the TAMU System Library Consortium.

The complete Position Announcement is available at: http://library.tamu.edu/about/positions/pa_res_dir_may24.html

The complete Position Description is available at: http://library.tamu.edu/about/positions/pd_res_dir_may24.html

Mukurtu Library Fellow (2)-- Washington State University

posted Jun 1, 2018, 5:49 AM by Lars Hagelin

The WSU Libraries are now accepting applications for two, full-time, 2-year, temporary (non-tenure-track) positions of Mukurtu Library Fellow.

Applications must be received by June 24, 2018. Online applications are required and will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three current references. Finalists for this position will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment. Questions may be sent to the search committee via Bonny Boyan, boyan@wsu.edu, 509-335-1535.
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Mukurtu Library Fellow
Work Location: Pullman, Washington
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications
Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, 2-year temporary, non-tenure-track
Posting Close date: June 24, 2018
Required Applicant Documents: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Contact Info for 3 References
Finalists for this position will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.
Position Summary:

As a part of a larger team comprised of personnel from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) and the Libraries Systems Office at Washington State University, this position will support and extend the Mukurtu Shared platform initiatives including working directly with federal repositories, providing support for tribal partners, and implementing collaborative curation methods and workflows. The CDSC Co-Directors will oversee training, work priorities, and logistics, such as travel, professional development opportunities, and progress. Upon hire, the fellow will receive hands-on training at WSU in the first month followed by ongoing training during their two-year residency. Training will include an overview of the collaborative curation methods developed at WSU’s CDSC including digital stewardship lifecycles, collaborative curation processes and workflows, use of Mukurtu CMS, implementation and use of the Mukurtu Shared Portal, and community engagement. The fellow will then work closely with partnering Native American communities to implement the collaborative curation methods. While in residence in Washington D.C., federal staff will provide direct management and training in local repository data systems, selection processes, metadata conventions, and institutional workflows. This position has a strong professional development component.

Start date is targeted for October 2018.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-Accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire or relevant professional or cultural experience with Native American communities;
  • Experience managing library or archival collections, procedures, digitization workflows and content management systems;
  • Familiarity with current theories and trends in digital library initiatives, digital curation, and ethical curation practices;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills;
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse communities.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional or cultural experience with Native American communities;
  • Experience with reviewing and creating metadata;
  • Experience providing training for diverse communities;
  • Experience with access and privacy issues related to inclusion and diversity;
  • Willingness to participate in an open-source community.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

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