Instruction & Reference Librarian (Temporary Position) – Marymount College

May 31, 2013

Instruction & Reference Librarian (Temporary Position)
With campuses on Southern California’s picturesque Palos Verdes Peninsula and in the vibrant urban community of San Pedro in Los Angeles, Marymount College is a student-centered, Catholic learning environment for students of all faiths who seek to transform their lives and achieve their academic, professional and life goals. Marymount College offers Associate degree and Bachelor’s degree programs in Business, Media Studies, Liberal Arts, and Psychology, and is gearing up to offer graduate programs in Leadership and Community Development (M.S.) and Community Psychology (M.S.) effective Fall 2013. The College values a holistic, interdisciplinary approach in all programs. We are currently inviting applications for a

INSTRUCTION & REFERENCE LIBRARIAN
Temporary Position for Fall 2013 semester (August 12th – December 20th)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Marymount Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative team member to fill a temporary position for the Fall 2013 semester. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, this position supports and advances the library instructional programs through the application of information literacy standards, instructional design principles, pedagogical knowledge, educational technologies and ongoing assessment efforts. Additionally, this position provides research consultation and computing support through regularly scheduled shifts at the reference desk and embraces a strong, responsive, user-centric customer service model.
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Instruction/Reference Librarian, Mission College

May 31, 2013

Posting Open Date 05/28/2013
Posting Close Date 07/08/2013
Contact Name Dorothy Mundt
Contact Phone 818-364-7635
Contact Email hiring-aa@lamission.edu

Find more information and application here: https://laccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/927

Position Title Librarian
Status Probationary/Tenure track

Introduction
The Los Angeles Community College District announces an opening for a tenure track Librarian at Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC), a two-year community college that serves more than 11,000 students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. The College is one of nine in the Los Angeles Community College District. Founded in 1975, LAMC is located in Sylmar and has strong historical ties to the neighboring communities of San Fernando, Pacoima, Mission Hills, North Hills, Panorama City and Granada Hills. In recent years, the institution’s enrollment base has expanded to include many of the communities throughout the greater-San Fernando Valley, as well as Canyon Country and Santa Clarita. The College provides excellent transfer, basic skills, transitional and career education programs. Committed to student success, Los Angeles Mission College works closely with local secondary institutions to assist high school students in their transition to higher education and maintains strong ties to the business community by providing highly-respected job training programs that directly meet the workforce needs of local and regional employers. Los Angeles Mission College prides itself on its commitment to diversity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula, and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Student-focused, motivated, and dynamic individuals who possess the required training, work experience and commitment to Los Angeles Mission College’s mission and values are invited to submit applications.

Job Description
The Los Angeles Mission College Library is seeking an experienced librarian who has a passion for teaching, can develop ties to the diverse campus community, and assist in the growth of the library instruction program and services. The Library provides the college community with access to organized collections and information, supports instruction, and in collaboration with other academic programs, encourages and facilitates information competency and critical thinking skills in all students. The department prides itself as an innovative and collaborative group of faculty and staff who strive to provide library services that support faculty, curriculum, and student success. At Los Angeles Mission College, successful faculty applicants demonstrate the ability to promote:

• Active, inclusive learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies, as appropriate, to improve student learning

• Cultural responsiveness in interactions with students, faculty, staff, and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socio-economic levels, ages, identities, abilities and educational experiences

• Self-reflection on his or her teaching, leadership, professional development, and service to the campus community

Minimum Qualifications
 Masters in Library Science, Library Information Science from an American Library Association accredited school.

Eligibility
Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop, market, coordinate, and teach a dynamic library instruction program utilizing a variety of teaching strategies.

• Collaborate with faculty to develop assignments that will reinforce information competency skills.

• Provide library reference services that encourage students to be critical thinkers and lifelong learners.

• Increase students’ and faculty knowledge of library resources, including web-based instruction.

• Assist in developing student learning outcomes and assessments.

• Assist in assessing and improving library services.

• Effectively communicate in English, orally and in writing.

• Work a flexible schedule, which may include some evening and weekend duties.

• Participate in campus shared governance and department and college initiatives.

• Perform other duties as assigned to ensure that effective library services and learning environments for students are maintained.

• Perform other contractual duties.

Desired Qualifications
• One year experience teaching at the community college level.

• One year experience providing reference services in a community college library.

• Experience in developing library and information competency curriculum and programs that are responsive to student and faculty needs.

• Sensitivity and ability to work with students having diverse backgrounds, skills and needs.

• Academic training or experience in assessing library services.

• Team oriented, flexible, and able to work both independently and collaboratively.

• Knowledge of online course management systems, presentation, and screen recording and editing software.

• Experience using computer technology and software in providing reference services and high-quality instruction.

• Willingness to participate in professional development, stay current with library trends, and utilize new technology.

• Multi-cultural experience and/or fluency in an additional language.

• Experience in grant writing.

• Willingness to accept varied responsibilities within the library and college.

Salary and Benefits
This is a 10-month, 30-hour-per-week tenure-track faculty position. The beginning salary range of $47,600 to $74,110 is commensurate with academic preparation and experience. The doctoral differential is $3,000 per academic year. District benefits include health, dental, vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and term life insurance for the employee.

Application and Evaluation Process
For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following:

• A one page Letter of Interest addressing the responsibilities of the position
• Current resume
• Contact information for three references (name, title, address, email and telephone numbers) of individuals who can assess the candidate’s qualifications for the position
• Copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required for all candidates invited to the final interview)
• Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other countries. For a list of approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies, please go to http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf
• A one-page response to the following question:

Please describe your understanding of and commitment to diversity and how diversity contributes to learning communities. What can you contribute to a diverse learning community, and what insights have you gained as a result of your personal experiences?

Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. Los Angeles Mission College reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time. Notification regarding the advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.

For priority consideration, please submit your application and required documents by July 8, 2013. [Application materials may not be submitted by Fax or e-mail.] Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments. The completed application package must be filed no later than Monday, July 8, 2013 to be considered. All materials submitted will become property of Los Angeles Mission College. After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews.

For additional information or questions, please contact Dorothy Mundt, Academic Affairs, at (818) 364-7635 or by email at
hiring-aa@lamission.edu

Americans with Disabilities Act
Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days’ prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
It is the policy of the LACCD to provide an educational, employment and business environment free from all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, Ethnic Group Identification, ancestry, religion, creed, sex or gender (including sexual harassment), pregnancy, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, perceived to be in a protected category or associated with those in protected category and veteran status

 


Librarian

May 31, 2013

LIBRARIAN

11-MONTH, TENURE TRACK POSITION

 

VACANCY IS CONTINGENT UPON AVAILABLE FUNDING

 

This position may include a combination of day, evening, weekend and extension site assignments.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Dean of Instructional Support Services and in collaboration with the Library Department Chair, and in collaboration with one another, the librarians are responsible for providing services such as reference, instruction, collection development, technical services, and outreach.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):

• Provide information literacy instruction in person and online through credit courses, workshops, and other modes of instruction

• Provide reference service in person and online using various print and electronic resources

• Design and produce curricular materials, research guides, tutorials, and other instructional resources in a variety of formats

• Participate in the collection development program and serve as faculty liaison in assigned subject areas

• Collaborate with discipline faculty on assignments, collection needs, and integration of information literacy into the college curriculum

• Collaborate with the others to prepare reports, assessments, and data in support of program reviews, Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), and accreditation self-studies

• Serve on college committees and participate in faculty activities

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science OR the equivalent OR a valid California Community College Instructor Credential in Library Science.

 

Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.  Experience working in a community with a similar diversity pattern as is found in the service area for Southwestern College is desirable.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• A Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school.

• Experience in general areas of librarianship such as reference and public services, instruction, and collection development

• Experience working with an integrated library system and academic library databases

• Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities

• Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to establish positive relationships with students and faculty

• Ability to work collaboratively with all librarians and staff

• Knowledge of current teaching pedagogies and experience designing and implementing active learning activities

• Awareness of emerging technologies in library services

• Bilingual English/Spanish

• Familiarity with course management systems such as Blackboard

 

A short teaching demonstration will be required of finalists.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the salary schedule based upon years of experience and education. The maximum initial placement for experience is Step 6. Faculty members are encouraged to continue their professional development through additional study qualifying them for advancement on the salary schedule. For current salary schedules and information on salary placement visit our website at www.swccd.edu. Excellent fringe benefits.

 

STARTING DATE: August 15, 2013 (Fall Semester)

Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, Otay Mesa, National City and/or San Ysidro).

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received online at https://jobs.swccd.edu by 11:59 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2013.  Screening of applications will begin shortly thereafter. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.  Position open until filled.

 

FAXED AND E-MAILED MATERIAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, HOWEVER, APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT OUR COLLEGE WEBSITE, https://jobs.swccd.edu.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit the following application materials on-line at  https://jobs.swccd.edu.

 

(1) Letter of Application (cover letter)

(2) On-line Application

(3) Resumé

(4) Two current letters of recommendation dated within the past year

(5) Unofficial copies of college undergraduate and graduate transcripts with date degrees conferred

 

Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. Upon offer of employment, the successful applicant must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

 

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date.

 

All materials included in your application packet become District property,

will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

 

INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT.

 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act,

Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Political Science, Public Policy and Government Documents Librarian

May 31, 2013

University of California, Berkeley

Political Science, Public Policy and Government Documents Librarian
Doe/Moffitt Libraries
Hiring range: Associate Librarian I – Associate Librarian V
$49,464 – $62,220 per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full-time appointment available starting July 2013.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks an innovative and service-oriented librarian to serve as the liaison to the Department of Political Science and the School of Public Policy; to provide research support to the UC Berkeley community in political science, public policy, and government information; to develop and promote collections to meet the university’s teaching and research needs; and to enhance access to and use of federal and state government information.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

The Library maintains a research-level collection to support the research and teaching programs of the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, as well as other related disciplines, interdisciplinary programs, and professional schools. The Library is a depository for United States and California State government publications, which are heavily used by researchers throughout the university community and beyond.

Responsibilities

This position is responsible for outreach to students and faculty in the assigned departments, ensuring that they are provided with quality reference and research assistance, instruction, and collection development. The librarian provides research and instruction support via consultation, course-integrated presentations, e-mail, and other modes to the UC Berkeley community in political science, public policy, legal studies, and government information. This position may also provide instruction in other areas working collaboratively with librarians responsible for other disciplines. This position contributes to a variety of reference services, both face-to-face and virtual, and develops and maintains web-based subject guides, tutorials, and other instructional materials.

As library liaison and selector for political science, public policy and legal studies, the librarian will select materials in all formats and will manage budgets and approval plans for materials in these subject areas. Collection development is coordinated through a number of consortial agreements with librarians in the University of California System, Stanford University, and national organizations. The librarian will manage the Library’s participation in federal and state document depository programs and will serve as the liaison to the agencies that administer those programs. The librarian will curate and develop the Library’s extensive print and digital documents collections and participate in ongoing statewide and national efforts relating to collaborative collection development.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

Qualifications

Required:

• MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school
• Degree in a subject area related to the responsibilities of this position
• Experience providing reference and instructional services related to social sciences in an academic or research library environment
• Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library
• Demonstrated record of success effectively managing collection funds (including a variety of sources such as state funding, endowments, grants, etc.)
• Knowledge of government publications, FDLP guidelines, and new digital approaches to access
• Fluency in library and educational technologies
• Strong, demonstrated commitment to public services and improving the user experience
• Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities
• Capacity to thrive in an environment of change and respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities

Desirable:

• Professional experience working with federal or state government documents in an academic, public, or research library
• Knowledge of legal resources and research methods
• Experience in grant writing and fund raising
• Experience with cooperative library agreements at the regional and national level
• Experience with numeric data and geographic information system (GIS) resources (such as relates to Census information)
The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

Deadline: Consideration will be given to applications received by June 20, 2013.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00145. 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.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-3778
Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.


GIS & Map Librarian

May 31, 2013

GIS & Map Librarian
University of California, Berkeley
Hiring range: Associate Librarian I – Associate Librarian V
$49,464 – $62,220 per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full-time appointment available starting August 2013.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a highly motivated, innovative, and service-oriented librarian with GIS experience to maintain and expand our map and geospatial data collections and services. The GIS & Map Librarian will work closely with a cross-unit team of colleagues from a range of disciplines who are interested in building and promoting the Library’s e-research and data services.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

The map and geospatial data collections are housed presently in the Earth Sciences & Map Library. This is one of eight science and engineering libraries reporting to the Associate University Librarian and Director of Subject Specialty Libraries. The map collection consists of more than 475,000 printed maps and air photos, more than 25,000 scanned maps, and a growing collection of geospatial data. The Library’s GIS program consists of data collection and dissemination, development of the Library’s GeoData@UC Berkeley repository, collaboration in campus-wide GIS activities, and relevant user education services. Our map and geospatial data collections are heavily used by researchers from a range of disciplines, including Architecture, City & Regional Planning, Earth & Planetary Science, Geography, History, and Landscape Architecture, and also help support the University’s recently launched GIS minor.

Responsibilities

The GIS & Map Librarian has primary responsibility for building and maintaining the Library’s map and geospatial data collections, and leading the Library’s GIS program. Serves as selector and liaison for Geography. Collaborates with other libraries within UC and regionally on collection development. Plans and provides a suite of services including reference, consultations, and instruction on using map collections, finding and managing geospatial data, understanding spatial concepts and analysis, and using GIS software. Develops websites and online guides related to these collections and services. Promotes the use of maps and geospatial data in teaching and research through outreach to campus faculty and students. Serves as team leader for our geospatial digital projects (including map scanning projects, our online map viewer, and GeoData@UC Berkeley) in collaboration with other library units and the Open Geoportal Consortium. Creates metadata records for geospatial data in our geoportal, performs original cataloging for maps/atlases, and oversees map/atlas copy cataloging. Collaborates with other librarians and library staff from our science and engineering libraries and Library Data Lab on our growing e-research and data services programs. May oversee interns interested in GIS and map librarianship.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

Qualifications

Required:

•MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school, or other advanced degree in a related field with relevant professional experience
•Experience with map collections, geospatial data, and GIS software such as ArcGIS and QGIS
•Demonstrated understanding of cartographic and geospatial resources and concepts
•Demonstrated aptitude for teaching and developing user-oriented documentation
•Experience with web design and understanding of emerging technologies
•Knowledge of metadata and cataloging concepts through coursework or experience
•Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
•Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

Desirable:

•Experience as a librarian in a research or academic setting
•GIS certificate or coursework, or significant GIS experience
•Significant coursework in geography or related disciplines that make use of maps and geospatial data
•Understanding of common web and open source technologies for geospatial data such as XML, Python, GeoServer, PostGIS, OpenLayers, and GDAL/OGR as well as APIs
•Experience performing original or copy cataloging for maps and developing Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata
•Demonstrated project management skills

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

Deadline: Consideration will be given to applications received by July 1, 2013.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00142. 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.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-3778
Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.


Head of International & Area Studies

May 31, 2013

University of California, Berkeley

Head of International & Area Studies
Doe/Moffitt Libraries
Hiring range: Librarian I – Librarian III
$70,956-$84,996 per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full-time appointment available starting August 2013.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative, service-oriented librarian with demonstrated management experience to advance the Library’s engagement with research, teaching, and scholarship in support of international and area studies.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

Responsibilities

The Head of International & Area Studies manages a department of 13 librarians and library assistants with responsibility for collections, instruction, reference, and academic outreach. This position provides leadership within the department for enhancing the collections and user-centered services. Cultivating and sustaining strong connections with faculty and students associated with key academic departments and centers is critical to understanding and meeting the research and curricular needs of these scholars. Staff in this department develop and sustain collaborations with academic departments, interdisciplinary programs, institutes, and centers (many receiving US Government Title VI funding) focused on regions including Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Near East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. The incumbent has a leading role in shaping the collections of the Doe/Moffitt Libraries located in Gardner (MAIN) Stacks, which houses more than two million volumes in 200 languages, and an additional two million volumes in off-site shelving at the Northern Regional Library Facility. The Head works collaboratively with departmental colleagues to assess strengths and weaknesses in the various collections, determine priorities, and develop departmental service plans that enhance and support the academic mission of the University. In partnership with colleagues in the Library, across campus and at other institutions, the Head will play a guiding role in initiatives (such as collaborative agreements, cooperative cataloging, and digitization projects) supporting the current and future research needs of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

The Head is a member of a library-wide management team and the Doe/Moffitt management team. The position has a dual reporting line to the Associate University Librarian for Educational Initiatives and the Associate University Librarian for Collection Services. The Doe/Moffitt management team works collaboratively to guide and coordinate the strategic directions, programs, services, collections, facilities, and policies associated with all units in the Doe/Moffitt Libraries. The Head serves as the collection fund group coordinator for area studies librarians across campus, providing oversight of substantial collections, endowments, gifts and various budgets and joining other disciplinary fund coordinators to develop collection policies and strategies for the benefit of the Library overall.

As our Library organization continues to evolve, the Head will play an important role by helping build strong links between and across disciplines, departments, and campus libraries. To be an effective manager, the Head will be a fair, progressive leader to Library staff; lead department-wide and library-wide discussions; aid in creating and communicating Library policies; manage personnel and financial matters; contribute to department-wide and library-wide priority setting and project management; encourage ongoing staff development, and foster an environment of collaboration, creative thinking, and continuous improvement.

The Head will assume responsibility as library liaison and selector for one or more departments or disciplines as matches their subject and language expertise. In this role he/she will be engaged with activities akin to others in the department: selecting materials in all formats; providing research consultations for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students; developing guides and web pages to facilitate user access to resources; offering orientations and instructional seminars; and contributing to reference services for the humanities and social sciences in the Doe/Moffitt Libraries. Collection development is coordinated through a number of consortial agreements with libraries in the University of California system, Stanford University, and national organizations. The librarian maintains an awareness of scholarly communication issues, and identifies relevant online resources to purchase through campus funds or in group agreements within the California Digital Library and the Center for Research Libraries.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Advancement in the Librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

Qualifications

Required:
•MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school
•Degree in an area studies-related field (such as language, history, culture, or literature)
•Experience supervising and/or leading librarians and career staff
•Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, project management, and communication skills
•Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library
•Demonstrated record of success effectively managing collection funds (including a variety of sources such as state funding, endowments, grants, etc)
•Demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service
•Demonstrated comprehension of and competency in one or more languages
•Demonstrated understanding of the information needs of researchers studying topics in area studies-related fields
•Knowledge of initiatives and trends related to research in international and area studies fields and to the evolving scholarly communication landscape
•Experience providing reference and instructional services related to humanities, social sciences, and/or area studies in an academic or research library environment
•Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain partnerships with a broad-based constituency
•Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities
•Capacity to thrive in an environment of change and respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities

Desirable:
•Management experience in an academic library environment
•Demonstrated record of success managing and overseeing complex projects
•Experience developing innovative services to enhance research and/or teaching
•Experience in grant writing and fundraising
•Knowledge of cataloging and access issues for non-English language materials
•Experience with cooperative library agreements at the regional, national, or international level
The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

As a management position, this librarian position is not represented by a bargaining unit and is covered by the UC Academic Personnel Manual (APM). Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

Deadline: Consideration will be given to applications received by July 15, 2013.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00146. 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.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-3778
Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

 


Science Librarian

May 31, 2013

California State University Fullerton Pollak Library is seeking an energetic librarian who is innovative, technologically adept and service oriented, with a background in the life sciences or physical sciences.

Position

The Science Librarian provides reference, instruction and outreach services for CSUF undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff.  Participates in the Library’s extensive instruction program, planning, teaching, and assessing faculty-requested library instruction sessions. Provides reference and research assistance to the campus community in person and via virtual reference.  Serves as library liaison and subject consultant to both the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics and the College of Engineering & Computer Sciences. Works with the Collections and Processing Unit to identify and select materials in subject areas, including science-related government information, develop accreditation reports, and monitor the approval plan. Creates and maintains online science related instructional materials and content for the library website. Serves on department, library, and university committees. Librarians at CSUF have faculty status and are expected to meet promotion and tenure requirements, including scholarly and professional activities.

Requirements

Requirements include:

Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment.

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Biology or Chemistry (or equivalent training and experience).
  • Current experience in developing and teaching effective information literacy based library instruction sessions.
  • Current experience in providing reference services and knowledge of academic databases
  • Evidence of scholarly/professional activities (or interest/efforts toward such activities).
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment and on projects within other units of the library.
  • Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment with co-workers, library users, and the wider campus community.
  • Availability to work some weeknights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies.
  • Knowledge of current practice in scholarly communication in the sciences

Rank & Salary

The position will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian, tenure-track. Salary range will be from $57,060 to $62,766, commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications.  For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/documents/benefits/Faculty_Unit_3.pdf.

Job Control Number
29203G-13-067

Appointment Date

August 1, 2013

 Application Deadline

For full consideration, all application materials must be received by June 28, 2013.  Applications accepted until recommendations for appointments are made.

Application Procedure
Applications will be accepted via e-mail at libadmin@fullerton.edu.  Please include in your email application 1) a letter of application to Richard C. Pollard, University Librarian, 2) your resume, and 3) names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references.

The University’s Web site is located at:  (http://www.fullerton.edu)

The Library’s Web site (http://www.library.fullerton.edu)

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/
Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer

Achieving A Climate of Success Through Diversity & Equity


Part-Time Reference/Instruction Librarian Pool – 2013/2014 CSUEB

May 23, 2013
Part-Time Reference/Instruction Librarian Pool – 2013/2014


Part-Time Reference/Instruction Librarian Pool (TEMP-LIB-PT13-14)


The University Libraries of California State University, East Bay are establishing a pool of librarians (Assistant Librarian rank) for temporary, part-time employment for the 2013/2014 academic year (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014).


Duties of the Position: Members of the part-time librarian pool participate in one or both assignment areas under the general direction of the Chair of Library Faculty.


1. Teach credit courses and other instructional sessions in the Libraries’ Information Literacy program. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses.


2. Provide quality reference service to CSUEB undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and other library patrons during weekdays, weeknights, and/or weekends. Provide point-of-use instruction in the use of the online catalog, electronic databases, and other library resources. Perform other duties as assigned, which may include developing bibliographic source guides and/or Internet-based tools; assisting in collection development and collection management process and projects, and providing service at CSUEB’s Concord campus in Contra Costa County.


Qualifications:  Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited institution; familiarity with the principles of information literacy; recent teaching experience and/or education in teaching methods; recent experience and/or education in the provision of academic reference services; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work collegially in a diverse, fast-paced environment; a strong service commitment; a willingness and ability to serve students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. Preference will be given to candidates with recent professional experience in reference or instruction in an academic setting. Preference will also be given to candidates able to work regular shifts on nights and week-ends, and who are able to work at our Concord campus if needed.


Date of Appointment:  Effective July 1, 2013.


All positions are considered open until filled. To assure full consideration of your application, apply by June 15, 2013.  In your application letter, please indicate whether you wish to be considered for participation in (a) instruction, (b) reference services, or both.


Please submit an academic application form (http://www20.csueastbay.edu/oaa/policy/ index.html), a letter of application, and a current curriculum vita. Applicants contacted for an interview will also need to provide three letters of reference (including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses).


Please send all application materials to:


Diana Wakimoto, Temporary Faculty Recruitment and Evaluation Committee,
University Libraries,
California State University, East Bay,
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard,
Hayward, CA 94542.
diana.wakimoto@csueastbay.edu      fax: (510)885-2049


Additional information: http://www.library.csueastbay.edu


Note: California State University East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon representation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Online Learning Librarian, Mt. San Antonio

May 16, 2013

Job Description Title: PROFESSOR, LIBRARY SCIENCE (ONLINE LEARNING)
Job Category: Faculty
Employee Group: Faculty
Time (Percent Time): 100%
Term (months/year): 11
Current Work Schedule (days, hours): as assigned
Salary Range: Step 1-9
Salary: Salary: Initial placement $61,750 – $98,643.
Shift Differential:
Health & Welfare:
*SALARY & BENEFITS:

Salary: Initial placement $61,750 – $98,643.

The College contributes $10,500 toward annual premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.

The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs.

*Subject to change based on Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Department: Library & Learning Resources
Open Date: 05/10/2013
Closing Date: NOTE: Deadline to apply is 4:00 PM PST on the Closing Date. (Read all posting details and Application Procedure.) 06/10/2013 Read the rest of this entry »


Research Librarian and Korean Studies Specialist

May 8, 2013

05/02/2013

Department: LB06 – Library Information Access Services

FT/PT/Temp: Full Time

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Hours: 40 per week

Reports To: Director of Information Access Services

Summary:

The Research Librarian will serve at one of the Information Access Services desks full time, as assigned. The individual will serve as bibliographic resource guide for students, faculty, and other patrons, including teaching the use of digital library resources. It will be the responsibility of this individual to provide Information Access Services to both English and Korean-language patrons. Read the rest of this entry »