Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Education, the Head of User Services will collaborate to further articulate and implement the Libraries’ service philosophy with a heavy emphasis on user-centeredness. This reimagined position will be responsible for provision of high-quality, seamless services at physical library desks in UNLV’s Lied Library, including Circulation, Media, Computer Help, and Research and Information. The department has eight staff, three of whom are direct reports, and many student employees.
Responsibilities include: ensuring appropriate staffing for library service points, including oversight of training and scheduling; collaborating to establish and revise library public policies (e.g., circulation, building use, public access); continuous improvement of library desk services including transition of services to an unmediated and/or virtual environment; reviewing user feedback and resolving disputes; chairing the Libraries Service Providers Group, which includes representatives from all library functional areas including the branch libraries, with a focus on a consistently positive user experience; and conducting ongoing assessments related to User Services to assist in formulating policy and determining strategic directions.
For more information, please visit https://hrsearch.unlv.edu
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer Committed to Achieving Excellence Through Diversity.
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As a member of the Reference team, the successful candidate will provide reference and instruction services using print and electronic sources. Service includes traditional reference desk service to patrons within the library as well as remote reference service via telephone, e-mail, SMS, and digital reference software. Instruction service includes tours, general and subject-specific bibliographic instruction sessions.
Additional responsibilities include assisting in the development of electronic instructional materials and LibGuides; assisting in reference and general collection development; serving as liaison to academic departments; serving on Library and University committees; supervising student workers; and participating in professional development activities leading to promotion.
To apply, log in to our online system at: https://jobs.xula.edu . Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references, with the letter of application addressed to: Ms. Paula Singleton; Chair, Library Search Committee. Review of applications will begin September 3rd, and continue until the position is filled. EOE/AA
Monday, July 29, 2013
Regular Staff – Fulltime – Multiple Openings
Locations will be determined after internal transfers are completed.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Located in the heart of a vibrant, 70-acre lakefront campus setting featuring distinctive Spanish Mediterranean-style architecture and Florida sunshine, the Olin Library serves as a key component in the intellectual life of Rollins College. Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply.
A recipient of the 2013 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, Olin Library is a successful early adopter of technologies such as Summon and Sustainable Collection Services. The collaborative and service-oriented Olin Library has been nationally recognized for its intentional and extensive integration into the campus community as well as academic programs. Applicants are invited to view the Library’s ACRL award application at http://tinyurl.com/olinacrl.
The College is located in Winter Park, Florida, a residential community of 25,000 located in the metro Orlando region. Regarded as Florida’s “premier urban village,” Winter Park provides a lively community featuring some of Florida’s finest parks, gardens, museums, theatres, shops, and restaurants.
As a member of the new Collections & Systems Department, the selected candidate will join a collaborative, respectful, engaged team; will manage access and subscriptions to databases and electronic and print serials, including price quotes and trial access; will manage licensing, contracts, and related data within the institutional knowledgebase, the electronic resource management system, OpenURL link resolver and usage statistics tool (Serials Solutions 360 Suite), in collaboration with the Collections Data Specialist; and will participate in reference service, instruction and liaison with at least one academic department.
This is a tenure-track faculty position. All librarians enjoy faculty status at Rollins College and are expected to show a pattern of growth and development in librarianship, teaching, scholarship, and service that is expected to continue throughout their career at Rollins. At Rollins we value excellence and share a common service philosophy: “Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service.” Regardless of job role and function, librarians are expected to embrace and model this service philosophy in day-to-day work and uphold the standards in service to others.
- MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school, or an equivalent degree.
- Preferred Qualifications
- Experience in an academic library and an educational background or work experience that indicates an ability to manage electronic resources and serials.
- Experience with managing electronic resources and serials, including the use of electronic resource management systems.
- Ability to communicate well orally and in writing; ability to interact with the public effectively and courteously.
- Ability to collect, manage, analyze and communicate numerical information accurately and clearly.
- Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
- Ability to manage multiple projects at one time; ability to manage projects through to completion.
- An appreciation for the liberal arts and the role of the library in higher education.
- Knowledge of scholarly publishing and licensing trends in academic libraries; ability to liaise with library vendors.
- Skills in the use of a variety of computer software used in the library; demonstrated knowledge and experience with electronic and web-based resources and systems.
- Ability to manage and lead change in a rapidly developing library environment.
- The potential to present, publish or otherwise contribute to the library profession.
- Enthusiasm for teaching and experience with information literacy instruction with groups and individuals.
To ensure that each application receives the attention and consideration it deserves, we require that all persons interested in this position must complete all of the following steps in our standard application procedure:
(1) Complete our online faculty application
(2) Include a cover letter and resume
(3) Contact information for three references
Cover letters may be addressed to Jonathan H. Harwell, Head of Collections & Systems.
Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply.
Colgate University Libraries seeks an experienced, innovative, service-oriented librarian to be the Head of User Services. The position supervises planning and provision of all user services within two departments, Borrowing Services (circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan), and Reference and Instruction Services (reference, instruction, faculty liaison). The Head of User Services is a member of the Libraries' executive management team and plays a shared leadership role in library-wide policy making and overall development and assessment of library services.
Reporting to the University Librarian, the successful candidate will share leadership and responsibility for making Colgate’s considerable print and digital collections available to all who need them. The Head of User Services will assist Colgate's faculty and students develop research skills and aid them in acquiring information and publications necessary for their research (including digital scholarship). The person in this position will lead an experienced staff in a collegial fashion to rethink traditional practices and priorities in accommodating evolving user needs. The selected candidate will delegate responsibilities among positions and departments through data-driven decision‐making that is informed by emerging best practices. The position supervises an administrative position in Borrowing Services and four library faculty in Reference and Instruction Services, and works closely with a fifth librarian/branch manager.
Qualifying candidates will have a masters degree from an ALA accredited program, and 3 or more years experience leading a library department or unit.
Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://exlibris.colgate.edu/joinus.html.
Application procedure: please apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2808. Review of application materials will begin on August 23, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
Colgate is a highly-selective private liberal arts university located in Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university’s educational mission. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
University Profile: Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley. The University offers its approximately 8,800 students a rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees, and engineering Ph.D.’s. Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education.
Library Profile: The Library advances the University's mission to educate engaged and accomplished citizens through our dynamic services and unique, extensive collections. Our community-focused staff are integral partners in creating and cultivating physical and virtual learning environments for open inquiry and academic excellence. The University Library has a staff of 37, including 16 librarians. For more information about the Santa Clara University Library, please visit http://www.scu.edu/library.
Interested applicants can find additional details and may submit applications through the Santa Clara University HR web site at: http://www.scu.edu/hr/careers/staff.cfm?id=3826
In addition, application materials may be sent via email to the chair of the search committee, Elizabeth McKeigue, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are welcome.
This new position will manage a core of five staff to re-envision a library department (formerly Media and Computer Services) to focus on new media—on-demand access to services and content anytime, anywhere, on any digital device. Informing the work of the Libraries Systems and Web and Application Development Services Departments, the New Media Department will provide an interface between user needs and expectations and the Libraries’ physical technology and virtual presence.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Education, the Head of New Media will collaborate across divisions to help implement the Libraries’ public technology vision through services, public spaces, and web presence. Responsibilities include providing leadership on website usability and content; keeping current with best practices for implementing new technology in support of digital and media literacy; developing and coordinating workshops and programs to educate Libraries staff and users about technology within the public computing environment; investigating methodologies and best practices for creating, promoting, and disseminating student-authored content; and conducting ongoing assessments related to New Media’s programming to assist in formulating policy and determining strategic directions. The Head of New Media will work with others to explore and evaluate technology solutions to meet user and organizational needs and experiment with and develop technologies and their applications for library services. The Head of New Media will also work with Collection Management staff to identify optimal ways for discovery, access, and use of media collections and will serve as the Libraries’ liaison to campus entities, such as the Disability Resource Center, the Office of Information Technology (WebCampus and Instructional Technology Services units) and Online Education. It will be important for the Head of New Media to collaborate with fellow department heads in leading the creation of programs and services for the UNLV community that will advance the research enterprise and foster a climate of scholarly inquiry and student achievement while continuously enhancing the user experience.
For more information, please visit https://hrsearch.unlv.edu
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer Committed to Achieving Excellence Through Diversity.
SCPS offers courses to nontraditional adult learners across the Commonwealth of Virginia through centers in Abingdon, Charlottesville, Northern Virginia, Newport News, Richmond, and Roanoke. Students enrolled through SCPS have the option to learn in the classroom, online, and through other modes of delivery. The librarian will provide in-person support for SCPS’s teaching and learning activities (with some travel around Virginia required) as well as teach online workshops/classes and provide remote reference for SCPS students.
In addition, the librarian will actively engage with other online and distance education initiatives at UVA, helping to plan library services, coordinate policies, and provide support for subject librarians in other areas. An enthusiasm for experimentation with emerging technologies and the ability to work with the disparate Schools and Departments across the Grounds will be very important.
Some weekend and evening hours will be required. The librarian may also engage in general reference desk duty, collection development, and special projects.
- Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science or post-graduate degree in a related discipline
- At least 2 years of experience in reference and/or instruction in a research library
- Strong public service orientation
- Ability to provide reference services to library users through one-on-one consultation and through virtual methods
- Ability to teach library research skills to classes both in person and online
- Knowledge of and ability to work with technology for teaching classes online
- Knowledge of current and emerging trends in instructional technologies and enthusiasm for implementing new technologies
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Well-developed organization and planning skills
- Exceptional ability to think innovatively and strategically in order to solve complex problems
- Ability to work as part of University and cross-departmental teams
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Experience with online course management systems and related emerging technologies
- Second subject master’s degree
Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/.
Search by posting number 0612567, complete an application, and attach cover letter and resume, with contact information for three current, professional references.
For assistance with this process contact Jennifer Harmon (email@example.com), Library Human Resources Generalist at (434) 924-4695.
Performs original and adaptive cataloging in all formats, including serials, utilizing OCLC and Voyager. Participates in retrospective conversion projects. Resolves database maintenance problems and provides training, direction and support to paraprofessional staff in performing cataloging and maintenance routines. Maintains knowledge of current cataloging practices and automated bibliographic access. Participates in developing, teaching, and implementing cataloging policies and procedures.
All LIS faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives.
TERM OF CONTRACT: Assistant Professor, fiscal year appointment, academic year tenure-track, continuing contract.
SALARY RANGE: Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $42,000. Excellent fringe benefits.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: M.L.S. from an A.L.A accredited library school; demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially in a production-oriented environment; cataloging experience (pre M.L.S. experience will be considered); experience with an automated integrated library system; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a strong service orientation. Demonstrated ability to meet LIS and University standards in librarianship, research and professional service in fulfillment of tenure requirements.
QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: working knowledge of MARC Format for Holdings Data; experience with OCLC and Voyager; electronic resources, serials cataloging; the ability to read music and foreign languages; experience with Microsoft Access.
UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is twenty minutes northeast of St. Louis, Missouri. The University is situated on 2600 acres of rolling land and woods along bluffs, a few miles from the Mississippi River. Serving approximately 14,000 students and with about 80,000 alumni, SIUE has a major impact on a region well known for affordable living and a high quality of life.
Lovejoy Library maintains a collection of more than 1,000,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 19,000 print and digital serials and periodicals. Additional information regarding Library and Information Services and the University can be found at the web site: http://www.siue.edu/lovejoylibrary/
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Search is ongoing; review of applications will begin on August 19, 2013. Position will remain open until filled.
SUBMIT LETTER OF APPLICATION, RESUME, TRANSCRIPTS AND THREE CURRENT PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES TO:
Catalog Librarian Search Committee
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Lovejoy Library, Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1063
As an affirmative action employer, SIUE offers equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed or religion, age, sex, national origin, or disability. Applications from women and minority groups are especially encouraged.
SIUE is a state university – benefits under state sponsored plans will not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Applications received by August 30, 2013 will receive first consideration.
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
- Provides oversight of the activities at Hardin Library’s three service points, including the Basic Skills Simulation Center, the Interlibrary Loan Department and basic stacks management
- Directly supervises 4 FTE Merit staff members (Access Services Supervisor, Reference Assistant, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor, and Collections Manager)
- Represents the Hardin Library within the University community and beyond regarding daily operations of the library
- Works with unit supervisors to establish policies, procedures, priorities and goals for Access Services, Collection Management/Stacks Maintenance, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, and Reference
- Troubleshoots any problems including user verification, vendors, etc. and works with University Libraries’ personnel as needed to resolve the problem
- Participates in Hardin Library activities and meetings
- Monitors and stays abreast of trends and practices in health sciences libraries, particularly in the areas of Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, Collection Management/Stacks Maintenance, and Reference
- Evaluates aspects of Hardin Library services and identifies areas for improvement
- Provides research consultations for faculty, staff and students
- Serves as liaison to assigned colleges or disciplines
- Serves on committees at the five University of Iowa health colleges and affiliated hospital as requested
- Serves on University Libraries’ committees
- Contributes to and learns from the profession through professional organizations and publications
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library science program
- Experience with daily operations of an academic or health sciences library
- Experience supervising library assistants and/or students
- General knowledge of emerging trends in librarianship
- Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a team environment
- Demonstrated ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing environment
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community
- Three years of professional experience to qualify at the Specialist Librarian 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 Expert Librarian 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.
- 3 years or more of supervisory experience
- Experience providing reference, research and instructional services
- Experience or general knowledge of health sciences information sources
- Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities
- Ability to work with and think creatively about emerging as well as established technologies
- General understanding of the mission and functions of a research library and the information needs of academic users
- Demonstrated ability to work productively and sensitively with library and university colleagues, faculty, staff and students
Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Specialist (salary range $47,000 - $60,000) or Expert (salary range $55,000 - $76,000) Librarian level, depending on qualifications. 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.
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 62957. Applications must be received by August 22, 2013.
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
To see a complete position vacancy announcement and/or for more information about the University of Iowa Libraries and community, please see http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/about/employment/
Coordinator of Technical Services
Kemp Library, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is seeking a librarian for the position of Coordinator of Technical Services to coordinate the cataloging, the systems, and the technical services aspects of library acquisitions. This is a full time, continuing tenure track faculty position beginning in January 2014 and reports directly to the Library Dean. Positions typically fill at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level, commensurate with experience and training.
Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Technical Services establishes goals and objectives, does short and long range planning, and is responsible for administering the daily operations of the Technical Services area. The coordinator is responsible for cataloging, systems, and acquisitions activities of the library and for the oversight of library employees engaged in those operations. The librarian holding this position also performs general reference, instructional, and user service responsibilities and serves as liaison to several departments as needed. For further details please review the complete posting at: http://www.esucareers.com/postings/6303.
Required Qualifications Masters of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited program; professional library experience in the technical services area and demonstrated potential for scholarly achievement.
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania adjacent to the scenic Pocono Mountains and the unspoiled Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Founded in 1893, ESU is one of fourteen university members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and has a current enrollment of 7,576. Both the enrollment and the picturesque campus have experienced substantial growth in recent years as a result of, among other factors, the university’s reputation for academic excellence and strategic planning. Offering 58 undergraduate degree programs and graduate degrees in 23 fields of study, the university is poised for continued growth. The surrounding community offers options for suburban, small city, or country living all within a less than two hour drive to both New York City and Philadelphia.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries invites applications for Head, Educational Initiatives.
The Head of Educational Initiatives coordinates and informs the efforts of liaison librarians as they find systematic ways to contribute to campus initiatives related to student learning. The successful candidate will apply theory and identify best practices from the scholarship of teaching and learning to create new programs and to work with liaisons to integrate information literacy learning outcomes into the undergraduate curriculum in a coherent way. The incumbent will initiate and maintain campus collaborations, coordinate professional development programs for liaison librarians and teaching faculty, and manage assigned faculty and staff members.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Education, responsibilities include: lead a team of an instruction design librarian, an undergraduate liaison librarian, and an instruction support technician, providing direction, mentorship, and supervision; plan, implement, and evaluate professional development for library faculty and staff related to teaching, learning and the assessment of student learning provided by the Libraries; collaborate with library staff and campus partners to develop and administer faculty development institutes and workshops that support implementation of campus-wide general education curriculum revisions and other strategic directions of the University Libraries; oversee assessment of information literacy initiatives; manage the Stuart & Flora Mason Library Peer Coach Program and the Lance & Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Award; and assist the Associate Dean with development of division-wide initiatives, projects and services.
For more information, please visit https://hrsearch.unlv.edu
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer Committed to Achieving Excellence Through Diversity.
As leader of the Reference Team, the Coordinator of Library Reference and Instruction coordinates the delivery of library reference and instructional services, ensuring that the Alden Library is a responsive and vital academic resource for QCC’s students, faculty, and staff.
Reports to the Dean for Library and Academic Support Services
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides leadership in initiating, promoting and providing a full range of quality individual library reference services and group information literacy sessions.
- Establishes an excellent working relationship with QCC full and part time faculty in order to enable and facilitate their access to materials and services which support their instructional needs.
- Provides professional development workshops for faculty in the use of the library’s services and resources.
- With other members of the Reference Team, provides library instruction sessions, introducing Alden Library collections and services in person and to remote users
- Prepares course-specific materials to support students’ research needs.
- Remains current with changing information delivery systems and new technologies.
- Serves as a team member in the collection development process which includes selecting new materials and weeding outdated resources. The Reference Librarian has primary responsibility for coordinating the selection of reference materials.
- Contributes to the development of Alden Library services by serving on related on-campus advisory and planning committees and attending meetings of off-campus networks and consortia.
- Cooperates with all library staff to ensure that the library is open and services are available during all advertised hours.
- Coordinates reference desk and library instruction schedules, ensuring excellent communication among library staff concerning the delivery of these services.
- Prepares, collects, maintains and manages records regarding the use of reference and instructional services (including, for example, database use statistics and user satisfaction surveys) in order to assess and strengthen services.
- Actively supports the teaching and learning process; practicing honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; strives to create and support a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.
- Works actively with other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork. Respects the function of dissent in an academic institution while advancing a collegial atmosphere of campus collaboration.
- Embraces the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and supporting the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
- Provides flexible, responsive and high quality service to all, be they students, community, or staff, and continuously assessing processes and procedures and revising accordingly.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- MLS from an ALA Accredited Library/Information Science program.
- Three years of progressively responsible library experience in a modern automated college library.
- Extensive experience in teaching library orientation and information literacy sessions to individuals and groups.
- Extensive experience providing reference service using print and electronic resources.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent Customer Service skills
- Experience working in a Community College library.
- Experience creating Libguides or other multimedia reference resources.
- Experience with chat reference and social media in library work.
- Experience providing reference and instruction for distance education.
Salary is commensurate with MCCC salary schedule and dependent upon such factors as education and experience. Minimum starting salary is $55,391 per year. Anticipated starting annual salary range of $55,391 to $65,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Work schedule includes requirement of one evening per week.
Applicants should visit our website at www.QCC.edu for information about our college and must apply online by August 4, 2013. All internal applicants should be aware that their application for this vacancy constitutes permission for review of their personnel file. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request. Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply. Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity affirmative action college supporting diversity.
Quinsigamond Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs or activities as required by Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated thereunder, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to the College's Affirmative Action Officer and/or the College's Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Drexel University Libraries seeks an energetic and innovative manager with relevant education and experience to successfully lead librarians and work with faculty to embed coursework with information literacy, research skills and related lifelong learning skills. This individual will also have experience in assessment of instruction, at course and curricular levels, and reference services. To advance the Drexel mission of preparing graduates well for the workforce through its traditions of experiential learning, the Libraries will provide the incumbent with challenging opportunities for developing and applying leadership, creativity, and knowledge of diverse learners, online and on-site pedagogies, scholarly information, and program management.
The Manager, Learning Engagement provides managerial leadership for the Drexel University Libraries' partnership programs of Instruction and Reference which actively engage with the educational life of the university. These programs support the University's mission of developing students who are self-directed, life-long learners through traditional and innovative partnerships with faculty and other academic staff. The Libraries' impact on student learning is framed by the Drexel Student Learning Priorities (DSLP) core competencies for Drexel graduates that include information literacy. Specifically, the Learning Engagement programs aim to enable learners to explore and develop superior levels of DSLP competencies to identify, evaluate and use authoritative information resources, and to facilitate faculty teaching.
The Manager is responsible for working collaboratively with librarians, other Libraries' staff, and campus educators to design, implement, assess, and continually improve integration of information-driven learning skills in the Drexel student experience. Reporting to the Director of Academic Partnerships, the Manager supervises seven librarians at the University City campus and leads all librarians involved in the Libraries Instruction and Reference programs within a matrix management organization. As a member of the Libraries' Managerial Leadership Group, this Manager contributes to the ongoing operations of the Libraries through participation in strategic planning and divisional decision-making, and in implementation of library policies. Accountability is regularly reported through program goal setting, fiscal and performance evaluation, and client-based satisfaction and outcomes assessment. Librarians are expected to be professionally active through participation in campus activities, external service, and/or publication and presentation.
- ALA accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree
- Minimum four years of professional academic library experience
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge of pedagogy and instructional technique
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge of reference and consultation services
- Evidence of program and outcomes assessment skills
- Record of growth and success in management responsibilities, including supervisory experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in higher education
- Excellent communication skills
- Project management experience
- Additional graduate work or research experience outside the fields of librarianship and information science
- Demonstrated success working within a matrix organization
- Demonstrated success working in a changing organization
The Manager, Learning Engagement is responsible for:
- Managing programs of Instruction and Reference
- Supervision of seven liaison librarians
- Liaison activities to at least one college or department, dependent on academic background & professional experience
- Participation in divisional leadership efforts towards planning, assessment & evaluation
- Participation in Libraries' Managerial Leadership Group
- Engagement in professional development through presentations, publications, continuing education and/or personal involvement in professional associations
Supplemental Posting Information:
Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=77374 or visit www.drexeljobs.com and search for Manager, Learning Engagement. The requisition number is 5458.
For more information about Drexel University, please visit www.drexel.edu.
Serving on the Library Leadership Team, the Director of Teaching, Learning and Research works with fellow directors to realize the mission and vision of the Libraries. The Director contributes to library-wide strategic planning, policy development, assessment, and resource management. The Director demonstrates leadership in and commitment to the concepts and practices of a “learning organization” throughout the Libraries.
Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or a foreign equivalent; advanced degree or graduate work in a subject discipline strongly desired; 5 years of progressively responsible experience in planning, implementing, and managing reference/research services; teaching experience, information literacy and collection development; substantial supervisory and leadership experience; experience in successfully leading and implementing change; strong understanding of current issues, trends, and technologies; solid subject knowledge in a liberal arts discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to speak eloquently, write fluently, and command the attention and respect of students and faculty. A capacity for strategic thinking at both a systems level and a group level is vital. The Director must possess the ability to apply critical, analytical and innovative thinking and to successfully manage projects.
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College offers an opportunity to live and work in an area known for its lively arts scene as well as the strong cultural and intellectual life of the Five Colleges and natural beauty of the Pioneer Valley.
Review of applications will begin on August 19, 2013. To be considered for this position and to review a full position description, apply online at http://jobs.smith.edu/postings/4377
Smith College is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.