Thursday, July 28, 2011

Electronic Resources Manager



Saint Mary's College of California

Electronic Resources Manager


Closing Date/Time: Thu. 08/25/11 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California


The Electronic Resources Manager is responsible for managing and maintaining the Library's electronic resource collection including library reference and periodical subscription databases. This position identifies and establishes services that facilitate access to these essential resources, such as a federated search service, and  Open URL linking service.


Experience and Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree required. Participant in MLIS preferred. LMTA Certificate may be substituted for participation in MLIS program.
    Minimum 1 year working with library electronic resources,
databases, catalogs, and/or periodicals. Budget management, Innovative Millennium, PHP, MySQL, Drupal experience a plus.
    Web coding and content-management system skills. Written and oral communication skills, including approachability to enhance vendor relationships, create publicity, and participate in departmental, cross-departmental, library, and campus groups. Confidence with Excel. Ability to manage $300,000 budget. Problem solving skills and interest in troubleshooting technological problems.


For more information and to apply, visit:http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu


EOE


Cataloging Assistant



Saint Mary's College of California

Cataloging Assistant


Closing Date/Time: Thu. 08/25/11 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Job Type: Part-time
Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California


Experience and Qualifications:

   Education at the college or university level preferred and 1-2 years of directly related experience, including the use of an online catalog system in staff mode, library technical courses in cataloging and database systems may substitute for experience, additional college-level courses and general personal computer experience with application software such as MS Office Systems preferred, along with internet and email useage.
   Experience with Innovative Interfaces library computer systems is highly desirable.
   Excellent spelling, grammar and vocabulary, working knowledge of cataloging practice and procedure, accurate transcription and data entry, familiarity with personal computer operation.
   Ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments, remain calm under pressure, follow complex written and oral instructions, establish priorities and work in an organized manner with emphasis on detail and accuracy; ability to work independently, seek consultation when necessary and remain part of a team in a fast paced environment, prolonged concentration and attention to detail.


For more information and to apply, visit:http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu


EOE

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

HEAD, LICHTENBERGER ENGINEERING LIBRARY

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA

Position Vacancy

HEAD, LICHTENBERGER ENGINEERING LIBRARY

The University of Iowa Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented subject librarian for the Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library. Working with a team of science, technology and medicine librarians around the campus, this individual is responsible for collection development, research and instruction, and other liaison services to the College of Engineering and the Computer Science Department. Within this context, the Head participates in long-term planning, conducts on-going assessment of collections and services, develops web-based guides and other research and learning products, collaborates on special projects, and serves on committees and task forces as needed. The Lichtenberger Engineering Library, located in the College of Engineering within the Seamans Center for Engineering Arts & Sciences on The University of Iowa Campus, is an innovative space dedicated to providing quality services to students, faculty and staff.

Position Description: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian and Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and Branch Libraries, the incumbent is responsible for:
  •  Providing liaison services for the College of Engineering including reference, research, instruction, scholarly communications and related responsibilities for the disciplines of civil and environmental engineering, mechanical and industrial engineering, electrical and computer engineering, hydraulic engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, and computer science.
  •  Assisting students in the use and critical evaluation of information resources and necessary information management skills.
  •  Participating in the delivery of group instruction in support of the libraries’ outreach endeavors in the university community.
  •  Collection development, management, and maintenance of engineering and applied computing publications in all formats.
  •  Directly supervising 1 FTE support staff member, requiring competent and effective hiring, training, communication, coaching, performance management, conflict management, and recognition skills.
  •  Working with other campus librarians to develop and execute library-wide strategic initiatives and recommend services and activities to the Libraries’ Administration and other appropriate groups and individuals.
  •  Interacting with appropriate Main Library personnel, Physical Plant Maintenance staff, and Engineering staff to maintain facilities and equipment for the use, preservation, and conservation of materials in the Lichtenberger Engineering Library.

Required Qualifications:
  •  ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science
  •  Significant coursework, undergraduate, or graduate degree in engineering or a science
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills
  •  Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community
  • Strong customer service and public services abilities
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrated interest in an area or areas of professional interest that will enhance the candidate's value to the Libraries, the University, the profession of librarianship, or the scholarly community

Desired Qualifications:
  •  Experience working in a science or engineering library
  •  Experience providing instruction and reference services
  •  Knowledge of primary resources for an Engineering clientele
  •  Knowledge of course management systems
  •  Knowledge of scholarly communication and open access initiatives

Additional Expectations of the Position:
  •  Civil and Respectful Interactions
  •  Demonstrates respect for all members of the University community in the course of performing one’s duties and in response to administrators, supervisors, coworkers, and customers; constructively brings forward workplace concerns to coworkers and/or supervisor.
  •  Establishes and maintains standards of collaborative interaction among peers and employees that is characterized by respect, honesty and service; assures that all unit members are held to similar standards and ethics; constructively manages conflict.
  •  Diversity and Inclusion
  •  Welcomes the richness of talent from a diverse workforce and recognizes that diversity brings stimulation, challenge, and energy that contribute to a productive and effective workplace.
  •  Manages the talents, strengths and behaviors of each individual in a diverse work group, while providing each employee with the opportunity to contribute to the goals of the unit. Works to assure that all employees are respected and treated in a manner consistent with University policies in regard to equal employment opportunity and diversity.
  •  Leadership Accountability
  •  Represents the interests of the University and of unit leadership in the use of resources to meet service and productivity demands within unit goals and budgets; strives to promote continual process and quality improvement.
  •  Inspires and motivates others to high performance by exercising strong stewardship of University resources, setting expectations, measuring success through individual performance evaluations, and driving organizational results.
  •  Learning and Professional Development
  •  Seeks opportunities to enhance one’s own professional knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to one’s current position and/or to prepare for potential future roles and overall career development.
  •  Identifies opportunities for and creates development plans that encourage employees to attend to the growth of their personal and professional capacity; engages self and staff in collective reflection of the University’s greater role in society.

Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Librarian I or II level with a salary range of $43,000 to $49,000. Start date is negotiable. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

Lichtenberger Engineering Library: The Lichtenberger Engineering Library primarily supports the combined information and research needs of the College of Engineering and the computer sciences department through consultation, reference, instruction and collection development. Located in the College of Engineering, the Library has seating for 82, a collections budget of over $700,000 and 33 workstations available.

The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa library system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University’s locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring more the 440,000 digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists’ books.

Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.

The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,000 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving 30,500 students, more than 40% of whom are from out of state and close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University’s faculty and staff and 10% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 8% of the students are from foreign countries.

Iowa City is a community of some 68,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 32.47% of the students are minority, with 16.22% identifying as African-American, 8.55% as Latino/Hispanic, 7.33% as Asian-American, and .37% as Native American during the 2010/11 school year.

Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu. To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number 59797. Applications must be received by August 28, 2011.

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries and community, please see http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/about/employment/

Part-time Librarian

POSITION VACANCY

Part-Time Unit Professional Staff

DATE: 7/26/11
POSITION: Librarian
(Evening/Weekend Reference and Instruction Librarian-Lowell Campus)
Middlesex Community College seeks a self-motivated, service oriented part-time Evening/Weekend Reference and Instruction Librarian to work as part of the Library Services team in the Lowell campus Dobelle Library serving students, faculty, staff and community users. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and library staff to provide evening and Saturday reference assistance and library instruction that supports student success in both the library and online environments. Position begins with the fall semester. Training to take place in August.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide professional library services to community college students, faculty and staff.
Assist in operating the library by providing circulation and reference services.
Assist students with research and use of 60 student computers.
Collaborate with other librarians to develop online resources in support of our curriculum.
Provide supervision to and assistance with circulation functions as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, or closely related field; previous professional-level library experience helpful, but not essential.
Energetic, approachable, and service-oriented professional with strong computer skills.
Must be pro-active and self-motivated about helping students succeed.
Commitment to working with students, staff and faculty of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
Hours: Part time, non-benefited professional staff position, 23 hours per week when classes are in session - 30 weeks per year. Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Saturday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Salary: $22.99/hr
Closing Date: 8/9/11
Send: Please email letter and resume to:
HRJOBS@middlesex.mass.edu Middlesex Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, qualified disability or veteran status in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1967, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B.

Librarian for Romance Languages

Librarian for Romance Languages

The University of Virginia Library seeks a Librarian for Romance Languages. The University of Virginia Library is a place of infinite possibility! We are looking for high energy, innovative professionals with integrity. Reporting to the Director of Humanities and Social Sciences Services, this position will serve two key roles within the library. First, it will fill the need for a subject specialist for Romance languages, particularly for Spanish, Italian & Portuguese. The librarian will be charged with developing library collections in these areas, providing specialized library services, and serving the needs of the university's highly ranked academic department. The librarian will also share duties for French, particularly in the areas of library instruction, outreach and research assistance. Secondly, this position will help redefine the subject librarian role within Humanities and Social Sciences Services by assisting the department with a reconsideration of subject librarian services and the modeling of new roles for liaison librarians, including engagement with developments in digital scholarship and scholarly communication. Exact roles and duties will be determined in consultation with the Director and managers of the Humanities and Social Sciences Services department.


Qualifications:

  • Extensive academic grounding in a field of language and literature, such as a completed Master's Degree, with some Ph.D.-level work highly desirable.
  • Ability to read and speak Spanish fluently.
  • Knowledge of Italian, Portuguese and French and some ability to communicate in those languages is highly desirable.
  • Extensive knowledge of the tools of library research, achieved through either 2 years work experience in a library, a completed MLS degree, or through extensive background as a user of library resources and services.
  • Familiarity with new modes of scholarship and teaching/learning, including the tools of digital scholarship.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a strong service orientation, and an ability to work with a wide range of individuals.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and enthusiasm for the possibilities offered by academic librarianship as a profession.


Salary and Benefits:
Competitive depending on qualifications. This position has general faculty status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans.

To Apply: Review of applications will begin on 7/17/2011 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/ Search by posting number 0607938, complete application, and attach cover letter and resume, with contact information for three current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Al Sapienza, Director of Organizational Development at (434) 243-8636.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.

Apply Here

Director of Collections and Scholarly Communications

Director of Collections and Scholarly Communications
University of Illinois Springfield Brookens Library


Basic Functions:
Reporting to the University Librarian, manages collection development and collection management functions and provides leadership for campus scholarly communications activities, including: development of policies and procedures, coordination of the activities of liaison librarians related to collection development, negotiation of license agreements, assessment of the collections, and serving as primary contact for collections activities carried out through consortia. Facilitates and provides guidance to the campus in addressing scholarly communications issues, including copyright and open access. Provides liaison services, including instruction in the use of library resources.

Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or its equivalent; at least three years of relevant post-MLS experience in an academic or research library, library network or consortium, showing progressive responsibility in the area of collection development, including management of materials budgets, vendor contacts and liaison with academic departments, knowledge of collection development issues and trends, especially relating to electronic resources; ability to work within a collaborative instructional services environment; excellent analytical, organizational, and oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of current trends, issues and best practices in the area of scholarly communications, including copyright and open access. Desirable: Experience in reference and instruction, J.D. degree in addition to the MLS.

See complete position description, compensation, benefits, and contact information at http://library.uis.edu/documents/Jobs_Director_Collections.pdf

UIS is an EO/AA employer. Persons with disabilities, women, veterans, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Metadata Librarian (Librarian II or III)

FACULTY RECRUITMENT BULLETIN
EWU Libraries

Metadata Librarian (Librarian II or III) – Available September 2011
Recruitment Dates: June-July 2011


The Eastern Washington University Libraries is offering an 11 month full-time, tenure track faculty position as a Metadata Librarian at the Librarian II or III level depending on qualifications and level of experience. This position will begin September 1, 2011.

The position has professional responsibilities in librarianship, scholarship, and service. Responsibilities in librarianship focus on developing and maintaining the discovery engine used to find library resources; activities in cataloging, classification, and metadata creation for library resources; participating in production of archival digital collections and microfilm preservation; guiding the selection and use of metadata schemas, controlled vocabularies, and data dictionaries to facilitate use of digital collections and institutional repository as these develop; communicating and consulting with others about the organization, description, and discovery of library resources; and coordinating physical processing of tangible resources.

Workload includes: 80% responsibilities in librarianship, including metadata, cataloging, and bibliographic control and coordination of staff and processing operations; 20% service and professional development including research and publication.

Responsibilities in librarianship include, but may not be limited to, the following:
• Leads in developing discovery tools for library resources; partners with others to build digital archival collections and repository.
• Consults and communicates with varied constituencies in the library and the university, about the organization, description, and discovery of library and information resources.
• Performs and oversees cataloging, metadata, and classification activities, including coordinating with library systems staff on aspects of library systems and software, procedure development for copy cataloging and other work by support staff, and policy development.
• Responsible for identifying, batchloading, and integrating records from multiple sources, in MARC and non-MARC metadata schema.
• Oversees vendor-provided database updating (currently from BackStage Library Works).
• Updates and maintains the library’s discovery engine (currently WorldCat Local).
• Coordinates any shared or distributed cataloging and metadata activities with other Orbis Cascade Alliance libraries.
• Coordinates physical processing of tangible resources, including labeling, repair, etc.
• Leads digital asset management at JFK Library, and identifies opportunities for collaboration in digitization initiatives. Coordinates current digitization projects and plans for future ones.
• Shares production responsibilities for digital collection and digital or microfilm preservation activities (e.g. digitized Special Collections, repository of EWU theses; microfilming local newspapers).
• Guides and collaborates on the selection and use of metadata schemas, controlled vocabularies, data dictionaries, etc., to provide access to digital collections and to a centralized or distributed institutional repository as these develop.
• First-line supervision of staff working on cataloging, metadata, and digital collection production.
• Participates in library committees and working groups. Collaborates with colleagues and clients across the university and the library’s regional consortium.

Qualifications (Required):
• Meet qualifications for a Librarian II or Librarian III position, as defined in Library Faculty Policies & Procedures, Part VII of the EWU Library Plan, available at http://www.ewu.edu/Documents/Library/TheLibraryPlan%202000-2005.pdf including Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or comparable accredited foreign program (among other qualifications identified in the Library Faculty Policies & Procedures at the above link).
• Knowledge of and experienced in use of current and emerging cataloging standards, including RDA, AACR, LCCS, LCSH, OCLC Bibliographic Input Standards, etc. Experience in cataloging library resources in a variety of formats.
• Knowledge of and experienced in use of MARC; knowledge of a minimum of one other metadata standard, such as such as DC, CCO, DACS, DCRM(B), EAD, METS, MODS, VRA, CCO, etc.


• Demonstrated success in managing personnel and operations in cataloging/metadata functions.
• Demonstrated high level of written and oral communication, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills.
• Ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of faculty, staff, and clients.
• Ability, during the probationary period, to meet library faculty requirements for tenure in the areas of scholarship and service, as defined in Library Faculty Policies & Procedures.
• Commitment to excellence in bibliographic control and discovery of library resources.
• Commitment to excellence in services to students, faculty, and staff.
• Demonstrated interest, ability and/or experience in promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.

Qualifications (Preferred):
• Active participation in professional dialogue and contribution to academic librarianship, through participation in professional associations, publication, etc.
• Demonstrated initiative in investigating new ideas and implementing change, to improve access to library collections.
• Knowledge of ContentDM or comparable system.
• Knowledge of one or more digital repository systems.
• Knowledge of additional metadata standards.
• Successful experience in staff training, position design, workflow design, and other management and supervisory functions.

Salary/Appointment: This is an 11-month, tenure-track appointment at the Librarian II or Librarian III level (DOE/DOQ) with a salary commensurate with qualifications and job experience (approximately $58,000.) Benefits include participation in TIAA/CREF retirement program; comprehensive medical insurance; 1-day per month accrued annual leave, plus established holidays; generous sick leave; no state or local income taxes.

Review of applications will begin July 15, 2011. To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application materials through our online faculty portal located at https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. Submittals must include a letter of application which addresses each of the qualifications; curriculum vitae including a list of three references with addresses, email and phone numbers. You will also be asked to complete a short candidate profile form as part of the online process. Applications will not be accepted via email, regular mail, fax, or any other mode of delivery.

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidate(s) will be required to pass a background check and show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to U.S. immigration laws. SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359-2381.

Questions may also be directed to Carol King at (509) 359-6915, or via email to: cking2@ewu.edu

Research and Informaton Services Librarian

J. Willard Marriott Library
Research and Information Services Librarian


Brief Description
The recent $80 million renovation of the Marriott Library sparked transformation of our building and our services to create inspirational space, build communities of learning, and connect people with knowledge. We invite innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicants who want to join our exciting library, one that is striving to set the standard for what it means to be a vibrant 21st century academic library. Reporting to the Head of Research and Information Services, responsibilities include: providing research and technology assistance in an integrated services center called the Knowledge Commons as well as through individual and small group consultations and online user support; helping to shape new directions for services that support student learning and faculty research and scholarship; teaching that includes first- year programs and other targeted courses in the campus curriculum; outreach and campus engagement that expands connections and builds partnerships; creation of online tools and user guides; liaison assignment(s) to campus departments and programs (depending on experience and expertise) that encompasses collection development, teaching, outreach, and customized services; and working in a team environment with a focus on continuously enhancing the user experience. The librarian will assist in supporting the Visual, Information, and Technology Literacy (VITL) initiative as well as actions in the Marriott Library Strategic Plan. May require some evening and weekend hours.

Required qualifications

• ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, or equivalent academic credentials
• Demonstrated commitment to providing and assessing user-centered library services and campus outreach
• Strong commitment to and demonstrated skills in teaching that uses innovative and engaging pedagogical strategies
• Experience or training in developing online resources such as tutorials, point of need assistance, surveys, and guides
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently, and to work collaboratively with campus partners
• Flexibility to work in changing library and campus environments
• Ability to meet the Marriott Library’s organization-wide competencies
• Ability to meet University's requirements for promotion and continuing appointment (tenure equivalency)
• Successful completion of a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law (http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-130.html)

Preferred qualifications
• Experience in an academic library
• Reading comprehension in one or more other Western European or Asian languages with priority needs for Chinese or Spanish
• Experience with statistical analysis and using statistical software (IBM SPSS, ATLAS.ti, STATA, etc.)
• Experience with creating digital products using multimedia and studio software (Final Cut Pro, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)
• Experience with scholarly communication tools, thesis or manuscript editing, and/or using bibliographic management software (EndNote, Connotea, Zotero, etc.)
• A vision for “embedded librarianship” that positions library services and resources in a variety of user environments
• Advanced degree in an academic discipline

Salary
$45,000 minimum depending on qualifications

Benefits
Excellent benefits calculated at approximately 35% of salary including TIAA-CREF, medical, dental, generous paid sick and vacation accrual, sabbaticals, and professional development time.
Marriott Library is an ARL library with over 60,000 journals in electronic and print formats, 20 classrooms, Special Collections (Rare Books, Book Arts Program, Ski Archives, Middle East Library, etc.), Digital Scholarship Lab, over 100 digital collections, and seating for over 3,000 users. The University, with a student population of 30,000, is situated on a 1,500 acre campus in Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake has a population of over 1 million and offers residents a wide variety of cultural, entertainment and recreational activities, all located along the Wasatch Mountain Range. Information can be found on the web at http://www.utah.com/, www.slcgov.com/visitors and http://www.saltlakecityutah.org/relocate.htm.

Application Procedures
Send a detailed letter of application addressing how your experience matches the qualifications; curriculum vitae; and names and contact information of three references (including email, mail, and phone numbers) electronically to: Kris.Arnold@utah.edu. Applications received by September 6, 2011 will be given full consideration.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

University Librarian

Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri seeks a dynamic leader to serve as University Librarian. This is a key position in the administration of the university and an exciting time to be involved in planning for the future. The University Librarian will provide strong leadership and develop and implement strategic plans that will continue to integrate the libraries into the intellectual life of the university. The University Librarian will develop strong collaborative relationships that move the libraries forward toward excellence in meeting the constantly changing needs of the academic community.

Washington University, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The university is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research, and draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 110 nations. The university is highly regarded for its commitment to excellence in learning. Its programs, administration, libraries, facilities, resources and activities combine to further its mission of teaching, research and service to society. In the Fall of 2010, Washington University enrolled nearly 12,000 full-time students and 2,000 part-time students. The University is composed of 7 schools – Arts & Sciences; Medicine; Social Work; Law; Engineering; the John M. Olin School of Business, and the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, which includes the College of Art, the College of Architecture and the Mildred Lane Kemper Museum.

Washington University’s 12 libraries (10 on the Danforth campus, one at the School of Medicine, and one on our West Campus) bring extensive collections, comfortable facilities and expert librarians within easy reach of students, faculty and visitors. The stunning John M. Olin Library stands at the center of the Danforth Campus. Olin Library’s location, collections, diverse study areas, technology center, exhibits, helpful staff and cafĂ© offering 24-hour study space make it one of the most popular destinations on campus.

A member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Libraries are a great academic partner for Washington University students and faculty, who can manage their library accounts online and gain access to thousands of databases, journals and other digital resources from nearly anywhere at any hour. The Libraries’ physical collections include millions of books, periodicals, maps, rare books, literary manuscripts and audio-visual titles.

The University Librarian manages a $25M budget and 135+ professional and support staff, with collections and service points in nine locations on the Danforth and West campuses. Candidates should bring a track record of excellence in senior academic library administration along with a proven commitment to outstanding service and a vision for the library in the 21st century. They should also possess the interpersonal and collaborative skills necessary to develop internal and external relations and partnerships, as well as a commitment to, fundraising. Candidates should possess academic credentials appropriate to the leadership of a modern research-intensive library.

We welcome nominations of candidates (including self-nominations) and we also welcome direct applications for the position. At this initial stage, we ask only for a letter of interest that states the candidate’s background and reasons for interest in the position, as well as a curriculum vita. Alan Wichlei, Vice President, and Beverly Brady, Senior Associate from Isaacson, Miller have been engaged to assist Washington University with the search.

Please direct all inquiries, nominations, and applications in confidence to Beverly Brady, Isaacson, Miller, 263 Summer Street, Boston, MA, 02210; email: WashingtonUniversityLibrarian@imsearch.com. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Washington University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

For more information about Washington University, please visit its website at www.wustl.edu.

Full-time Teaching Faculty Positions

The iSchool at Drexel University invites applications for full-time non-tenure track teaching in the areas of Information Security/Cyber Security/Forensics, Digital Preservation/Curation, and Server & Networking Technology. We seek candidates who are excellent, enthusiastic and experienced teachers to teach in the iSchool’s undergraduate degree programs—BS in Information Systems, BS in Information Technology, and BS in Software Engineering as well as in our master’s degree programs – MS in Library and Information Science, MS in Health Informatics, MS in Information Systems, and MS in Software Engineering.
Qualifications for successful candidates for these full-time teaching positions include:
• A completed doctorate in a related field or a master’s degree with substantial relevant professional experience
• Teaching experience
• Evidence of excellence in teaching
• Interest in a highly collaborative faculty environment
• Preferred: curriculum development experience

At all levels, the iSchool seeks to provide a first-rate education in the development and operation of information systems and services, taking into account the human context in which these systems operate. Excellence in teaching is an expectation.
Founded in 1891, Drexel is a privately endowed university with over 20,000 students. As Philadelphia's technological university and a leader in curricular innovation, Drexel has a history of integrating the latest technological advances into the learning process. At the undergraduate level, Drexel operates one the nation's oldest, largest, and most respected cooperative education programs. The main campus is located on Philadelphia’s Avenue of Technology in University City at the hub of the academic, cultural, and historical resources of the nation’s fourth largest metropolitan region.
To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=74902, or visit www.drexeljobs.com and search position number 4228.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Drexel is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, disabled individuals, and veterans.

Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The iSchool at Drexel
College of Information Science and Technology
Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The iSchool at Drexel University invites applications for several tenure-track positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. We welcome applications with a wide variety of teaching and research interests. We are particularly interested in applicants in the following areas:
• Information Security/Cyber Security/Forensics
• Archival Studies
• Digital preservation & Curation
The successful candidate will have:
• A completed doctorate in a related field
• Evidence of excellence in teaching and research
• Interest in working with a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary faculty
Applications from senior personnel with a track record of conducting funded research are encouraged. Joint appointments with other Drexel academic units are highly possible for senior level candidates.

The iSchool’s view of information is broad, multidisciplinary, and practical. The College continues to evolve as an innovative leader in educating information professionals in the twenty-first century, combining high quality teaching and research in a broad, multidisciplinary, and collaborative environment. We offer three BS degrees, four Masters degrees, and the PhD. Full-time PhD students are supported either through faculty research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Library and Museum Services, and other funding agencies (including contract research through its Applied Informatics group), or while performing other research or teaching related activities in the College. The ALA Accredited MS(LIS) degree is highly ranked, both overall and for specializations in information systems and digital librarianship. Faculty and student interests span a broad spectrum of library and information science areas. All academic programs emphasize applied research, with a tradition of both quantitative and qualitative research that encourages interdisciplinary activity. We consider experience in industry a plus.

Drexel is a privately endowed technology university founded in 1891. With over 20,000 students, it has one of the largest undergraduate cooperative education programs in the nation, with formal relationships in place with over 1500 local, national, and multi-national companies. Drexel is located on Philadelphia’s Avenue of Technology in University City and at the hub of the academic, cultural, and historical resources of the nation’s fifth largest metropolitan region.

Philadelphia is also the midpoint of a mid-Atlantic technology corridor that stretches from New York City (100 miles north) to Washington, DC (135 miles south).
To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=74903 or visit www.drexeljobs.com and search for position number 4229.

Members of the Search Committee will be available at the ASIST and ALISE annual meetings, iConference, and other venues to discuss these open faculty positions.
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The iSchool at Drexel is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Full-time Research Faculty Positions

Full-time Research Faculty Positions
The iSchool at Drexel University invites applications for full-time, non-tenured research faculty position in the areas of Information Security/Cyber Security/Forensics and Digital Preservation/Curation. Candidates may also teach in one or more of our degree programs - BS in Information Systems, BS in Information Technology, and BS in Software Engineering as well as in our master’s degree programs – MS in Library and Information Science, MS in Health Informatics, MS in Information Systems, and MS in Software Engineering on a limited basis.
Qualifications for successful candidates for these full-time research positions include:
• A completed doctorate in a related field
• Sustained track record of conducting funded research
• Evidence of a successful publication record
• US citizen or permanent resident
• Interest in working with a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary faculty

The iSchool’s view of information is broad, multidisciplinary, and practical. The College continues to evolve as an innovative leader in educating information professionals in the twenty-first century, combining high quality teaching and research in a broad, multidisciplinary, and collaborative environment. We offer three BS degrees, four Masters degrees, and the PhD. Full-time PhD students are supported either through faculty research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Library and Museum Services, and other funding agencies (including contract research through its Applied Informatics group), or while performing other research or teaching related activities in the College. The ALA Accredited MS(LIS) degree is highly ranked, both overall and for specializations in information systems and digital librarianship. Faculty and student interests span a broad spectrum of library and information science areas. All academic programs emphasize applied research, with a tradition of both quantitative and qualitative research that encourages interdisciplinary activity. We consider experience in industry a plus.

Founded in 1891, Drexel is a privately endowed university with over 20,000 students. As Philadelphia's technological university and a leader in curricular innovation, Drexel has a history of integrating the latest technological advances into the learning process. At the undergraduate level, Drexel operates one the nation's oldest, largest, and most respected cooperative education programs. The main campus is located on Philadelphia’s Avenue of Technology in University City at the hub of the academic, cultural, and historical resources of the nation’s fourth largest metropolitan region.
To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=74905, or visit www.drexeljobs.com and search position number 4230.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Drexel is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, disabled individuals, and veterans.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Curator, Albert & Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Curator, Albert & Shirley Small Special Collections Library

The University of Virginia Library seeks a Curator/Americana Specialist for the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. The Library stands at an exciting moment in its history, with an experienced staff, and extraordinary collections. We seek an outstanding colleague to help take this treasured resource to new levels.

Under the general guidance and supervision of the Director of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, the Curator will provide leadership for and general oversight to overall collection development activities, playing a principal role in identification and selection in the field of Americana.

The Curator will give primary attention to collection development activities, building on existing collection strengths, with an eye to new and innovative possibilities, engaging with faculty in matters related to collection development priorities and initiatives, and managing and promoting relationships with donors and with members of the book and manuscript trade, to further the development of the collections. The Curator also will work with the Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture, to develop public programs based on the Library's collections, and will: play a key role in defining the direction of the Small Library's digital library collections; collaborate with the Head of Outreach and Instruction to support instructional use of the collections; contribute to the Library's regular schedule of exhibitions; provide specialized instruction, reference and research services; and contribute to planning and administering grant-funded projects to support the Library's priority operations and services.  He/she may also supervise and train staff at all levels, including Library faculty and staff, as well as student assistants, interns, and volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in a field relevant to the position (e.g., MLS, Archives Administration, or a core field of American studies, history or literature preferred.)
  • Interdisciplinary perspective and commitment to ongoing scholarly growth.
  • At least 3 years relevant work experience in a library special collections or archival repository.
  • Demonstrated experience in collection development for rare books, manuscripts, or archival collections.
  • Experience with the antiquarian book and manuscript trade.
  • Demonstrated awareness of new modes of scholarship and instruction employing materials typically held in special collections and archives.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a strong service and collegial, team-focused orientation, and ability to work with a wide range of individuals, including university faculty, students & staff, visiting scholars, and donors.
  • Excellent organizational skills, to oversee a program of acquisitions and donor relations, and to manage programs and bring projects to completion.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development, and potential to meet the library's promotion requirements.

Salary and Benefits:
Competitive depending on qualifications. This position has general faculty status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans.

To Apply: Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/ Search by posting number 0608048. For assistance with this process call (434) 243-8636.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.
Apply Online: http://www.click2apply.net/nq979jp