Thursday, September 29, 2011

Assistant Head of the Digital Collections Department


Northwestern University Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Head of the Digital Collections Department, which is a unit of the library organization that advances the University's teaching and research mission by providing digitization services and support to Northwestern faculty and graduate students.  The assistant head is responsible for conceptual development and execution of digital library projects and related services. The assistant head supervises staff engaged in digital conversion and digital project management and assists with implementation of digital archiving and curation services. For more information about this position, go to http://www.library.northwestern.edu/about/library-administration/jobs

 QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:  
Masters degree from an ALA accredited program in library and information science or equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience.  At least 3 years of experience working in an academic library setting, specializing in digital libraries, information services, repository services, or a related area. Supervisory experience and project management experience. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills.

TO APPLY:  Send letter of application, resume or vita, and names of three references to the attention of Roxanne Sellberg, Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services, electronically to library-personnel@northwestern.edu. Applications received by October 30, 2011 will receive first consideration. Northwestern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

Librarian I Youth Services Position Closed

Librarian I/Youth Services, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Center for Discovery

At Columbus Metropolitan Library, our purpose is “to inspire reading, share resources, and connect people”.  We accomplish our purpose through services to the public, including Summer Reading Club, Storytimes, Homework Help Centers, Teen Centers, Ready to Read initiatives and much, much more.  Consequently, our library is one of the most-used and top ranked public library systems in the country.  Our Center for Discovery is located in the Main Library in downtown Columbus, Ohio.  We seek an energetic and talented youth services professional who has an MLS degree, a passion for delivering quality programming and storytimes to customers of all ages, and genuinely enjoys interacting with the public.  Minimum annual salary is $42,750.  To apply, and view a full job description, please visit www.columbuslibrary.org and scroll to About Us/Careers at CML.

Team Leader I Position Closed

Team Leader I (MLS)/Youth Services, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Driving Park Branch

At Columbus Metropolitan Library, our purpose is “to inspire reading, share resources, and connect people”.  We accomplish our purpose through services to the public, including Summer Reading Club, Storytimes, Homework Help Centers, Teen Centers, Ready to Read initiatives and much, much more.  Consequently, our library is one of the most-used and top ranked public library systems in the country.  Our Driving Park Branch is a small urban library close to the center of downtown Columbus, Ohio.  For this entry level management position, we seek an individual who has an MLS degree, 3 to 5 years customer service experience, and a passion for engaging children and teens in all activities and resources their public library offers.  Minimum annual salary is $46,431.  To apply, and view a full job description, please visit www.columbuslibrary.org and scroll to About Us/Careers at CML.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Digital Data Outreach Librarian


Washington University Libraries seek a service-oriented and innovative librarian to serve in this new position created to assess the digital data management needs of the Washington University community and find solutions to assist those needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Digital Data Outreach Librarian will assume overall responsibility for Library outreach to faculty in all disciplines to best determine their digital data management needs. The Digital Data Outreach Librarian will work closely with subject librarians and staff from Digital Library Services, Library Systems, and Library Assessment to best match identified faculty needs with library digital capabilities.  The Librarian will also collaborate with other departments on the Danforth and Medical campuses to insure a coordinated, university-wide approach to faculty digital data needs. 

QUALIFICATIONS
Required: MLS or related Master’s degree; education and/or relevant experience in data analysis, data management and statistical applications; experience with or demonstrable knowledge of research library digital operations; knowledge of scholarly research processes.
Preferred: Second master’s degree; research library experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The University: Washington University, located at the western edge of the City of St. Louis, is a medium sized, independent university founded in 1853, internationally recognized for excellence in teaching and research and for the quality of its faculty and student body.
The Libraries: Washington University Libraries include the John M. Olin Library and 12 school and departmental libraries. The Washington University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and MOBIUS (a consortium of academic libraries with member colleges and universities in the state of Missouri). For more information visitlibrary.wustl.edu/.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including several retirement plan options.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
To apply, visit https://jobs.wustl.edu/.  The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire. Washington University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Business Librarian (#283)


The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seeks a dynamic and forward-thinking information professional to contribute to the Libraries’ support for the Marshall School of Business, Leventhal School of Accounting, and others at the university who use business information (#283). This position requires a combination of skills and confidence that will transform instruction, outreach, reference and collections. The successful candidate is expected to be up-to-date on relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices and be able to apply this knowledge to have a significant, positive impact on the USC community.

Requirements: ALA-accredited MLS typically required; at least 2 years experience providing business-related reference and instruction services in an academic, corporate, research or public library setting. USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. For full position description and application procedure, see: http://www.usc.edu/libraries/jobs/librarians

ILR Research Librarian

The Catherwood Library seeks qualified candidates for the professional position of ILR Research Librarian. The successful candidate will take the lead on providing research services in the fields of workplace and labor studies including human resources, organizational behavior, international labor, labor economics, and US labor history and law. The position will be part of a new department responsible for providing research, instruction, outreach, and collection development services in the consolidated libraries serving Cornell’s ILR, Hotel Administration, and Management Schools, and will participate collaboratively in the on-going development of the department and services.

The Catherwood Library in the ILR School is the nation’s most comprehensive library for workplace issues, specializing in labor history, human resources, collective bargaining, organizational behavior, and international and comparative labor movements. In 2010, Catherwood consolidated with the NestlĂ© Hospitality Library and the Management Library to form a single structure serving Cornell’s specialized business and labor Schools. The consolidated structure serves 1805 undergraduates, 1314 graduate students, 143 resident faculty, and extensive distance education, executive education, and extension programs. Cornell University Library is a leading academic research library with outstanding collections, service and instructional programs, and a leader in digital library applications including digitization of its print collections and development of strategies for curation of the research output of its faculty.

Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Research Coordinator, the ILR Research Librarian is responsible for: leading the provision of research services in workplace and labor studies in Catherwood Library, including providing direct research assistance; developing and maintaining an expertise in workplace and labor studies resources; developing and preparing content for handouts, subject bibliographies, and other publications in print and electronic formats; working closely with department librarians to provide instruction to classes and individuals, implement outreach programs, and contribute to the development of collections; participating in the on-going development of research, instruction, outreach, and collection development department; and establish and maintain activity in professional organizations, library and university committees, and scholarly pursuits. The successful candidate will work closely with librarians and staff throughout the consolidated structure.

Characteristics: The ILR Research Librarian is an innovative, service-focused professional who is able to approach an essential position in a new structure with an eagerness to collaborate formally and informally with other librarians, archivists, and staff. S/he works well with colleagues, drawing on and contributing to their subject and library expertise, but is also able to work independently. S/he has a strong understanding of standard and traditional library practices but also embraces the change and opportunities that new technologies bring to the field. S/he has strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Most importantly, s/he understands the research process and can keep the researchers’ needs at the front of the planning and execution of their work.
 
Requirements: M.L.S. or equivalent graduate degree and at least two years of experience in a library public service. Subject knowledge in an applied social science field. Experience using and teaching others to use library resources, including bibliographic and full-text databases, web resources, etc. Ability to provide on-the-job training and/or guidance to others. Fluent oral and written English language skills. Strong, collaborative problem solving skills. Strong collegial, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills. Strong service ethic and orientation.

Preferred Qualifications: Academic social science library reference and library instruction experience. Specific subject knowledge in workplace or labor studies fields (e.g. human resources, organizational behavior, international labor, labor economics, or US labor history and law). Experience with GIS applications.

Background:  Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes.  The university comprises 14 schools with 2600 faculty members and 20,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools.  The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization of 468 staff with a strong track record in innovation and service quality.  It consists of 20 libraries, including a nearby high-density storage facility with a capacity of 6.8 million volumes.  It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 62,000 current serials, 378,000 networked electronic resources, and rich materials in other formats.  Ranking 9th among 113 North American academic library members of the Association of Research Libraries, the Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options).  Professional travel funding available.

Applications requested by October 1, 2011. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Intellectual Access and Metadata Services Librarian

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia seeks a dynamic individual to provide leadership to the library and its partners for information, data, and resource discovery through the application of metadata and intellectual access activities.  This is a full-time faculty appointment residing in the Collections & Library Services department and reporting to the Associate Director of Collections & Library Services.  

Requirements: Excellent interpersonal skills, strong commitments to service and teamwork, the ability to manage multiple priorities in a changing environment.  ALA-accredited Master’s in Library Science degree required.  Demonstrated knowledge of the following bibliographic control and metadata practices and standards: RDA, AACR, MARC21, XML, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, and controlled and uncontrolled vocabulary.   Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communications issues, such as open access, institutional repositories, and author rights.

Preferred:  A minimum of 2 years post-MLS professional experience working in an academic technical services department.

To apply on-line visit: https://jobs.virginia.edu.  Complete a Candidate Profile, attach a resume, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.  Search on Posting Number 0608665.  Salary will be commensurate with experience with a base of $45,000. This position will remain open until a candidate is chosen.  

Contact: Dan Wilson, Associate Director for Collections & Library Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia, PO Box 800722, Charlottesville, VA 22908.  Phone #: 434-924-0193 and email: danwilson@virginia.edu.  

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer.

Assistant/Associate Librarian (Scholarly Communications)

Grand Valley State University Libraries seek energetic and innovative candidates for the position of Scholarly Communications Outreach Coordinator. This 12-month, tenure-track position is responsible for collaborating with liaison librarians and campus faculty to facilitate the ongoing development of the University Libraries' ScholarWorks @ GVSU institutional repository. The successful candidate also assists with the management and execution of the library's rapidly growing scholarly communications programs. An ALA-accredited MLIS, two years of academic library experience, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, and knowledge of scholarly communications and copyright issues are required.

Salary range is commensurate with experience. GVSU librarians enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including support for professional development.

A complete position description, as well as required qualifications and application information can be found at www.gvsujobs.org. Review of applications will begin October 24 and continue until filled. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Grand Valley State University is a public comprehensive university located in western Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts nearly 25,000 students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities, including the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons scheduled to open in Fall 2013. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of over one million, is rich in cultural activities, and is in easy driving distance of superb summer and winter recreational venues. 




 



Monday, September 19, 2011

Research Services Librarian


Research Services Librarian, Cornell Law Library
http://library.lawschool.cornell.edu

Cornell University is located in scenic Ithaca on a hill above Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  The town and University offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The Law School has approximately 620 J.D. students, 75 LL.M. students, 25 J.S.D. students, and 52 full-time faculty, and is the home of the Legal Information Institute.  The Law Library houses over 700,000 volumes and disseminates extensive legal information through its web site. The Library promotes a challenging environment which supports the use of new technologies with a tradition of excellent services.  Professionals and support staff work closely with the Law School and the University Library. The Law Library is part of the Cornell University Library system, and advancement is through the CUL promotion process. 

Benefits:  Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options).  Professional travel funding available.

Responsibilities:  The Research Services Librarian provides extensive reference and research service to the law school and university communities in Anglo-American, international, and foreign law. Service to faculty is a priority, with an active liaison program.  The Research Services Librarian is an instructor in a variety of courses and workshops, including the first year lawyering course and various research courses for upper level credit. This position also carries the title of Lecturer in Law. The Research Services Librarian works with technology for research and teaching; creates and selects the content for research web pages and guides; is responsible for content development of the Library’s web site with other professionals; and prepares bibliographies, library exhibits, and other current awareness services.  In addition to regularly scheduled reference shifts during the week, there are periodic Saturday reference hours. The Law Library promotes an environment where creativity and innovation are highly valued. The Research Services Librarian participates in library planning committees and task forces; engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities; and is expected to be professionally active, representing the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.  Salary is competitive. Position is available immediately.  Applications will be reviewed as received, and the posting will close on October 14, 2011.

Requirements:  M.L.I.S. or equivalent graduate degree; J.D. from ABA accredited school; strong service orientation; knowledge of legal research strategies; proficiency in online searching; demonstrable teaching skills; experience with current information technologies and use of social media in an academic environment; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library reference and research services.

Preferred:  A minimum of two to three years professional academic law library or related experience; teaching experience; ability to assist faculty and students with technology.  Working or reading knowledge of one or two foreign languages is highly desirable.

Application:  To apply for this position go to: http://www.ohr.cornell.edu/jobs/, search under the job category of Librarians, select job posting 15888 and follow the instructions for online submission. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, contact Pat Court, Associate Law Librarian, 607.255.5853, pgc1@cornell.edu.