Friday, November 30, 2012
The Library has a current operations budget of approximately $39 million with approximately 380 FTE employees. The Library is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). Berkeley actively partners with the California Digital Library (CDL) and manages the system-wide Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) at the nearby Richmond Field Station.
- establishes criteria of excellence and effectiveness for all aspects of our Library’s digital library initiatives, web sites and services, virtual services, workstations and information technology infrastructure;
- mobilizes and supports Library staff to meet those criteria through shared processes and practices;
- provides campus-wide leadership and serves as primary spokesperson for the Library’s digital strategy and services to faculty, students, and other library patrons;
- contributes to the development of local, regional and national strategies in areas such as digitization, digital curation, digital preservation, data management, e-research, and discovery services;
- participates in fundraising and grant writing, and manages resources secured through these efforts;
- supervises and provides strategic direction for several departments including Digital Applications and Publishing, Workstation Support, Interlibrary Services, and the Northern Regional Library Facility (approximately four direct reports and 60 FTE personnel).
- MLS from an ALA-accredited library school, equivalent degree (such as in a field associated with information systems, information management, or computer science), and/or demonstrated experience managing digital services in a research library
- proven leadership experience successfully managing departments, teams, and projects in a complex, multi-functional library environment
- demonstrated experience designing and/or managing library systems (such as internal networks and staff/public workstations, integrated library system, library servers, digital rights management systems, repositories, digitization services, document delivery systems, data management, etc)
- demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and assessing services
- knowledge of policies, practices, tools, and trends related to the publication, preservation, and sharing of content in digital formats
- knowledge of issues and trends related to discoverability, accessibility, and usability of information resources, especially in a campus environment of shared services
- superior interpersonal skills evidenced in success as a team builder in an academic setting
- demonstrated strong commitment to user-centered services for all constituencies
- ability to work creatively and collaboratively in a complex environment
- experience participating in and/or managing grant-funded projects
- strong commitment to staff engagement and development, including the recruitment of a diverse workforce
- superior analytical, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills.
Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00096. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names, and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position.
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
- Fresno State has been recognized by the Federal government as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).
- Fresno State has been recognized in the Community Engagement classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
- Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
- Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience. Please refer to the Salary Schedule for more information (http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/aps/faculty /salary_charts/librarians.html)
- This position is part of a University-wide Cohort that collaborates on research related to water issues in Central California.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
This position is an 11-month tenure-track library faculty appointment to perform professional responsibilities in librarianship, scholarship, and service. Responsibilities in librarianship will focus on reference and instruction activities at the Riverpoint Campus Library, with liaison responsibilities to the College of Business and Public Administration.
o Serves as the subject specialist for management, accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management information systems, health services administration, public administration, and urban and regional planning.
o Delivers instruction in the use of information resources supporting programs in the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) programs on the Riverpoint and Cheney campuses and at other EWU sites as requested. Prepares user guides and training materials for business and public administration. Supports library and CBPA initiatives related to educational technologies and online and distance learning.
o Serves as liaison librarian to CBPA faculty. Assists faculty in developing library assignments that contribute to student learning outcomes for their programs. Promotes awareness of library services and programs to the departments. Contributes to the overall provision of library services in cooperation with other liaison librarians.
o Provides specialized business and public administration reference on demand. Provides general assistance to all library patrons at the reference desk and online as scheduled. Schedule is likely to include evenings due to the predominance of CBPA evening classes at Riverpoint. Schedule may include weekends.
o Actively engages with EWU faculty and students to identify and meet their information needs in an evolving information environment.
o Demonstrates a strong commitment to service and instruction.
o Participates in library committees and working groups. Collaborates with colleagues and clients across the university and the region. Participates in providing library services to members of the Washington State University community at the shared Riverpoint campus.
Position is open until further notice. To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application materials through our online faculty portal located at https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu
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. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT AS LIBRARIAN II:
o MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
o At least three years of successful post-MLS/MLIS professional library experience gained within the past ten years.
o Ability to meet tenure requirements as outlined in the Library Plan (http://www.ewu.edu/Documents/Library/TheLibraryPlan%202000-2005.pdf).
o Demonstrated high level of written and oral communication, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills. Ability to collaborate effectively.
o Mastery of technologies relevant to providing library services, including Microsoft Office applications in a Windows environment.
o Demonstrated ability to adapt to rapidly changing environments and technologies.
o Demonstrated knowledge of library resources for business research.
o Demonstrated reference and instruction skills, and the ability to use the Internet and Web-based resources effectively.
o Additionally, candidates must demonstrate interest, experience and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT AS LIBRARIAN III:
Candidates must meet all of the qualifications listed herein for Librarian II. Additionally, candidates must also offer additional qualifications that match one of the two options listed below:
(a) A second master's degree or the doctorate in librarianship or equivalent degree *and* at least six years or more of successful professional experience.
(b) Candidates who lack the second master's degree or the doctorate in librarianship or equivalent degree, shall have at least nine years of successful professional experience.
o Business library experience or a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in a CBPA-related field.
o A record of obtaining external funding.
- Developing and implementing a vision for the Business Library that is housed in and supports the Tippie College of Business’ vision for education, research and service.
- Providing liaison services for the College of Business including reference, research, instruction, scholarly communications, data curation planning and related responsibilities for the disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management and organizations, management sciences, entrepreneurship and marketing.
- Assisting undergraduate, graduate and professional students in the use and critical evaluation of information resources and necessary information management skills.
- Collecting, managing and maintaining business and economics publications and resources in all formats.
- Supervising 1 librarian and 1.8FTE support staff and various students, requiring competent and effective hiring, training, communication, coaching, performance management, conflict management, and recognition skills.
- Overseeing the day-to day-operations of the Business Library including space planning, staffing and services such as circulation, document delivery and reserves.
- Interacting with appropriate Main Library personnel, Physical Plant Maintenance staff, and College of Business staff to maintain facilities and equipment for the use, preservation, and conservation of materials in the Pomerantz Business Library.
- Participating in University Libraries initiatives by serving on Libraries’ and University committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events such as strategic planning.
- Contributing to and learning from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.
- Graduate degree in library & information science from an ALA accredited institution.
- Demonstrated ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with emerging trends in librarianship.
- Demonstrated ability to work productively and sensitively with library and university colleagues, faculty, students, researchers, and donors.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.
- Three years of professional experience to qualify at the Librarian II level plus demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate’s value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.
- Six years of professional experience to qualify at the Librarian III level plus evidence of continuing achievement, particularly at a national level, in an area or areas of professional interest that will enhance his/her value to the Libraries, the University, the profession of librarianship, or the scholarly community.
- Experience in a Business Library
- Experience providing instruction and reference services
- Experience supervising staff and students
- Knowledge of primary resources for a Business clientele
- Knowledge of scholarly communication and open access initiatives
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
- An ALA accredited MLS degree or other appropriate academic preparation and a record of distinguished scholarly and professional achievement qualifying the applicant for tenure at the rank of full professor; advanced degree preferred;
- At least ten years of experience within research or university libraries, including five or more of administrative experience in a supervisory role; strategic leadership experience preferred;
- Proven managerial ability in a complex organizational setting, including the efficient and creative management of human, fiscal, and physical resources, and the continued promotion of effective communication within the organization;
- The public presence to be an effective spokesperson for the libraries and the ability to attract philanthropic support;
- A capacity for developing and sustaining relationships with administrators, deans, faculty, staff, and students is essential, as is the ability to represent the University effectively for purposes of outreach, development, and inter-institutional cooperation;
- An understanding of scholarly research and current trends in scholarly publication and a demonstrated ability to envision and realize the library’s role in research and publication.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
We are seeking an exceptional open-rank candidate to join the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) with the expectation of directly engaging in and supporting the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP). The candidate will have substantial research and teaching experiences and demonstrated competencies in one or more of the foundational areas of SILS and CHIP. The foundational areas include human-computer interaction, systems analysis, data management and preservation, and data analytics. Candidates with demonstrated experiences in health informatics with a strong linkage to one or more of these foundational areas will be given preference.
EOE. Background check required.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
- Promotes use of digital and print resources by providing a variety of reference and instructional services to the university community and the general public, including both general and in-depth reference assistance and EndNote training.
- Builds strong client-centered relationships by actively cultivating and promoting interactions with faculty and students in liaison departments which may include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to keep them informed of library resources and services and better understand their research and curricular needs.
- Teaches course-specific and other types of instruction sessions and developing point-of-need and course-integrated research guides and tutorials.
- Maintains a thorough knowledge of reference sources by selecting reference titles for purchase, reviewing digital and print resources, monitoring new acquisitions, and reading relevant professional literature.
- Uses social media, online tutorials, and other technologies to promote and deliver instruction and research services online.
- Contributes to the mission of the Reference Department, and the Libraries as a whole, by actively participating in the development and evaluation of departmental policies and services and serving on appropriate departmental and Libraries’ committees.
- Participates in library-wide communication by reading, responding to, and initiating information transmitted via the Libraries’ listserv and appropriate library-wide or departmental meetings and asking questions, seeking clarification, or initiating discussion on library issues.
- Develops and maintains professional skills by participating in continuing education and professional development activities such as conferences, workshops, and committee work; by conducting research or writing for publication; or by engaging in other creative and learning activities.
- Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes and needs in the organization by assuming similar duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
(temporary position, funded through August 31, 2014)
Reporting to the Project Director at the University of Vermont in Burlington, and in close collaboration with the state-wide Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Management Group – including colleagues at Vermont Department of Libraries in Montpelier, the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury, the Vermont Historical Society in Montpelier – the Project Librarian will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and management of the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project (VTDNP), including technical and administrative activities, overseeing all microfilm-to-digital conversion activities for historic newspapers, managing relationships with vendors and external partners, assisting in outreach activities, including the development of the project web site and blog.
- Manages project staff and coordinates project workflows.
- Trains and supervises the Digital Support Specialist (.5 FTE) and coordinates Cataloging/Metadata Professionals (.2 FTE) workflows for microfilm inventory and metadata collation.
- Works with Project Management Group, Advisory Committee members, the Library of Congress, and partners at other institutions to develop the VTDNP.
- Assists in Request for Proposals (RFP) process to evaluate vendors for digitization, metadata, and optical character recognition output.
- Works with vendors to ensure quality microfilm duplication and deliverables for digital assets, and to negotiate budgetary issues.
- Evaluates newspaper microfilm quality and suitability for digitization.
- Oversees digitization, metadata capture, and OCR output; performs quality review of all assets and related activities for digitizing historic newspapers.
- Develops delivery schedules; maintains tracking system for microfilm and digital deliverables.
- Manages the development of the project website and blog.
- Creates documentation, and maintains complete and accurate records of all work performed.
- Reports microfilm selection data and digital deliverables fulfillment, including titles, reels, and page counts.
- Collaborates with Project Director to deliver progress reports on specified semi-annual schedule.
- Responds to public, professional and scholarly inquiries.
- Engages in scholarly and creative activity and in service to the profession, as required of library faculty members.
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school or international equivalent.
- Demonstrated project management experience.
- Quality control experience.
- Experience with and a solid understanding of digitization and/or microfilm conversion projects, including microfilm inspection and assessment for digitization.
- Experience with standards-based metadata schemas (non-MARC and MARC) and principles governing standards in digital libraries.
- Knowledge of newspapers or serials, and ability to assess complex relationships between titles.
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, the ability to work with a variety of people.
- Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail.
- Flexibility and willingness to shift priorities according to current needs.
- Demonstrated commitment to scholarship/professional development.
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Some travel is required.
- National Digital Newspaper Program prior experience.
- Supervisory experience.
- Familiarity with XML.
- Knowledge of Italian and/or French.
This position is funded through August 31, 2014 by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to continue digitization of Vermont’s microfilmed newspapers as part of the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, Phase 2. The VTDNP, a state partner in the National Digital Newspaper Program developed by NEH and the Library of Congress, will digitize 100,000 pages of historical Vermont newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 in English, French, and Italian. The digitized newspapers will be included in the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database.
SALARY & APPLICATION INFORMATION
Faculty member will be hired at the Assistant Professor level. Salary minimum: $50,677 Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. Position open until filled; screening will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is January 2013.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Apply online at http://www.uvmjobs.com with letter of application, résumé, and names and contact information of three professional references. Job Requisition Number: 0040661.