INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES AND INITIATIVES LIBRARIAN JOHN M. PFAU LIBRARY

December 27, 2013

INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES AND INITIATIVES LIBRARIAN

JOHN M. PFAU LIBRARY

 California State University, San Bernardino’s John M. Pfau Library seeks a creative, tech-savvy librarian with a strong commitment to teaching and learning in higher education who will enhance and advance our library’s critical information literacy program as they grow along with it.  The Instructional Services and Initiatives Librarian works in close consultation with the Coordinator of Library Instruction and reports to the Library Dean.  This position will have special responsibility for our successful freshman workshop series and for developing future instructional initiatives encompassing both actual and online delivery of instruction.

Primary responsibilities for this position are instruction, reference, and collection development as outlined below.  Some evening and weekend work is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Develop, promote, and provide information literacy instruction to students, staff, and faculty; develop online tutorials, guides, videos, etc., for use on the library website or in library instruction classes; provide in-person and online reference service to students, staff, faculty, alumni, and other members of the CSUSB community; establish and maintain collaborative relationships with CSUSB faculty; perform collection development and faculty liaison duties; and carry out other library-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIRED: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; technological fluency and the ability to flourish in an ever-changing online environment; familiarity with professional issues and current trends in information literacy; ability to work as a member of a team in a collegial environment; strong public service and interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; creative problem-solving skills; ability to meet the CSU requirements for retention, promotion, and tenure.

QUALIFICATIONS, PREFERRED: experience with instruction and reference services in an academic setting; experience working with first-year college students; familiarity with outcomes assessment in higher education; experience with innovative online instructional tools and a passion for exploring emerging technologies to improve teaching and learning; demonstrated creativity, initiative, and self-direction in developing resources and services.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: This is a full time, 12-month, tenure-track, faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3.  The appointment rank is Senior Assistant Librarian; salary is commensurate with experience.  In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas—Professional Assignments, Professional Growth, and University/Community Service—as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty and staff, and library and division administration.

BENEFITS: Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits, and support for moving expenses.

THE JOHN M. PFAU LIBRARY consists of a general collection of over 750,000 books, bound periodicals, and other media.  The library staff includes 10 librarians and 20 clerical and professional staff in addition to student assistants.  Our patrons have access to a growing universe of online databases and other services.  Please refer to our website at www.lib.csusb.edu for further background information.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: For full consideration, applicants must submit the following by the deadline: 1) a letter of interest; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) three letters of recommendation no more than two years old; and 4) transcripts of all graduate work (unofficial copies will serve for applying but official copies are required for hiring).  DEADLINE is: February 3, 2013

Bonnie Petry

Search Committee Chair

John M. Pfau Library

CSUSB

5500 University Parkway

San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397

909-537-5114

OR

bpetry@csusb.edu

Subject: Instructional Services and Initiatives Librarian

CSUSB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action, Section 504, Title IX Employer.

 


Digital Services Librarian (Full time, Tenure Track, Fall 2014)

December 27, 2013

MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE
invites applications for the position of:

Digital Services Librarian (Full time, Tenure Track, Fall 2014)

SALARY: $51,971.00 – $70,474.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 12/16/13
CLOSING DATE: 02/21/14 05:00 PM

DESCRIPTION:

Position Definition: Under direction of the Library Division Chair, and in coordination with the other faculty librarians, the successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership, planning, and management of online library resources. The position may include hiring and supervising classified staff and students.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

As a fulltime faculty member in the Library, the successful candidate will also:

• Manage the processes through which licensed digital resources (including multimedia applications) are identified, selected, ordered, activated, and maintained.
• Oversee access and authentication issues related licensed digital resources.
• Coordinate the development of online tutorials, LibGuides, and other materials to support instruction in the use of information resources for basic skills students.
• Provide service to basic skills students through the development and integration of basic digital literacy paths into information competency and literacy instruction to aid in student retention and success.
• Provide expertise in the maintenance of the library website.
• Participate in information competency and literacy instruction, including single class sessions, or series of multiple sessions for a particular class and semester-length courses (both face-to- face and online).
• Use and develop a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods including the use of computers and information technology to engage student interest and support a variety of learning style.
• Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning objectives.
• Provide instruction and training for faculty, staff, and students related to the Library’s digital resources, research skills, and information competency.
• Provide reference services as assigned.
• Participate in curriculum development and program review as assigned.
• Participate in collection development, collaborating with academic divisions to share information and keep collections current.
• Work with regional libraries to share resources and information.
• Carry out institutional responsibilities including, but not limited to, service on the institution’s Basic Skills Committee and other shared governance and general campus committees. Communicate well verbally and in writing, and work cooperatively with colleagues (within the Library and college-wide), students and community members.
• Pursue continuous professional development activities and remain current in the field through coursework, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate activities.
• Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, and the MPCTA Contract as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Education Center at Marina, and/or other designated locations.
• Perform other duties as needed.

Summary of Key Duties:
Manage and coordinate the acquisitions and ongoing maintenance of the Library’s licensed digital resources, including tasks related to building vendor relationships, selection, licensing, activation, troubleshooting, and ongoing maintenance of resources.
Oversee issues related access to licensed digital resources, including management and configuration of the Library’s proxy server, A to Z list, and link resolver.
Coordinate the development of online tutorials, LibGuides, and other materials to support instruction in the use of information resources, with an emphasis on materials to support success and retention for basic skills students.
Provide training (and supervision, if appropriate) for staff who work with licensed online resources.
• Provide Reference Services, as scheduled.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters in library science, or library and information science;
OR
A California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in Library Science. (NOTE: Credentials are no longer issued by the State of California, however, if you earned one previously, it is still honored)
OR
The equivalent. To select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Monterey Peninsula College recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments may be judged by the District as equivalent to the above qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to download and complete an equivalency application from the employment web page and submit/attach the completed form to the employment application along with appropriate documentation of your qualifications;
AND
Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non- traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.

Personal and Professional Qualities:
1. Demonstrated ability to teach at the community college level;
2. Demonstrated knowledge in the subject area;
3. Knowledge of and commitment to community college teaching;
4. Excellent interpersonal skills;
5. Ability to work with community groups and campus organizations;
6. Effective oral and written communication skills;
7. Ability to meet the needs of community college learners with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills and goals.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Three years of professional experience in an academic library or relevant comparable environment.
2. Demonstrated experience with Electronic Resources Management (ERM) systems.
3. Demonstrated experience with tools related to digital resources access and
authentication, including proxy servers, A to Z lists, and link resolvers.
4. Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing technology in support of library services.
5. Demonstrated experience with Web 2.0/emerging technology implementations.
6. Experience teaching library and information courses and/or credit instruction.
7. Experience using word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation technology in an
instructional environment.
8. Experience with online instruction (synchronous and asynchronous) and familiarity with one or more course management systems.

WORK SCHEDULE / SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Anticipated Starting Compensation
Starting at $51,971-70,474 annually, based on documented education and experience (see Article 16 of the MPCTA contract for details). In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate can also earn a Doctoral stipend of $2,850 or a multiple Masters’ stipend of $2,021, if applicable. In addition, the District provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including paid medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long-term disability benefits for the employee only. Retirement is the State Teachers’ Retirement System. Participation in tax-deferred plans is available.

Assignment & Anticipated Start Date
The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year. The assignment will include 30 hours of scheduled student contact per week and 5 hours for general college duties. Assignments may include both day, evening and weekend hours at the Monterey campus, Marina Education Center or online instruction. When teaching is assigned, proportionate release time will be granted. The selected candidate will participate in campus-wide events beginning the week of August 18, 2014.

Application Deadline
Completed application packets must be submitted by 5:00 pm, February 21, 2014. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Application Procedures
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials through the online application process:

Complete all required fields of the online Online District Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions;
AND
A cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities (attached as .pdf);
AND
A résumé or curriculum vitae (attached as .pdf);
AND
Your transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework (attached as .pdf). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (http://www.aacrao.org/) at the applicant’s expense;
AND
Three (3) current letters of recommendation relevant to your application (attached as seperate .pdf files; one file per letter);
AND
ASSIGNMENT A: Describe 2 issues that challenge a small academic library’s staff and discuss possible solutions (attach as a .pdf).
AND
ASSIGNMENT B: How can digital content be managed in an academic library to meet California’s recent legislative mandate emphasizing the following specific groups: Basic Skills, CTE (Career and Technical) and Transfer? (attach as a .pdf)

To apply for this position, please go to http://www.mpc.edu/employment and click on the link for “Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions” there you will find the listing for this position. Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an “apply” button on the right hand side.

You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account log-in information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and various other documents. Only fully completed applications will be considered.

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Additional document which are submitted, but were not requested, will NOT be forwarded to the committee.

For questions regarding this recruitment or problems applying online, please contact:
Kali F. Viker, M.S.
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 646-3038
Text Teletype: (831) 645-1319
E-mail: KViker@mpc.edu

Applicants selected for interview will be notified by phone approximately 2-6 weeks following the application deadline. All other applicants will be notified by email. Initial, on-campus interviews are tentatively scheduled the week of March 24th. Travel expenses are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will have second round interviews with the President and Vice President. These final interviews are generally conducted via SKYPE. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time. MPC regrets that relocation assistance is not available.

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://apptrkr.com/422095

EOE

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Foundational Experiences Librarian

December 27, 2013

The Robert E. Kennedy Library at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California, seeks an energetic, creative, collaborative, user-focused professional to join us in a new tenure-track faculty position as Foundational Experiences Librarian. We are looking for someone with a passion for teaching who is willing to experiment with and deliver creative and effective instruction, both in the classroom and online; and who can create outreach programming that focuses on diverse student and prospective student audiences.

Core responsibilities for this position include leading, participating in, and assessing the library’s instructional services for General Education courses, developing and coordinating the production and integration of literacies programming in online environments, developing and implementing an outreach strategy addressing the needs of new students, specifically first year students, prospective students, transfer students, and international students; and leading and coordinating the library’s “whole student” program.

The successful candidate will be an effective teacher who uses creative pedagogical strategies, and who is adept at building relationships across the disciplines and with a variety of stakeholders. Candidates will demonstrate strategic and tactical capability in creating and implementing outreach programs through events and virtual and written communications. Collaboration skills, organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate well across diverse audiences are essential. The successful candidate will have a record of being a highly collaborative self starter. This position requires an MLS from an ALA accredited program or masters degree in an alternative but related area.

To apply, visit www.calpolyjobs.org and search for Requisition #103107, or go directly to the job posting at: www.calpolyjobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=163629, and follow the How to Apply instructions to submit the required online faculty application and attachments. For full consideration, please submit all application materials by the Review Begin Date: January 16, 2014.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and complete a required online faculty application, applying to requisition #101307. Please attach to your application a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing application. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Review Begin Date: January 16, 2014.


Head, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

December 27, 2013

Department: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Rank and Salary:

Librarian I – VII ($72,372 – $115,596)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application deadline is January 21, 2014.

Description of Institution and Library

One of ten University of California campuses, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Westwood Village, approximately five miles from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica. Comprised of the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools UCLA has more than 4,000 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees. Founded in 1919, UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has more than 28,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate students. Academic excellence, faculty distinction, and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of UCLA, which is a member of the Association of American Universities. Among the faculty are fourteen Nobel Laureates, twelve Rhodes Scholars, ten National Medal of Science winners, a Fields Medal Winner, eleven MacArthur Grant winners, and seventy-eight Guggenheim Fellows. UCLA is California’s largest university and is a model for public institutions of higher education. As the seventh largest employer in the region, UCLA generates almost $14 in economic activity for every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA and generates an annual $11.9 billion economic impact for the state of California.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 10 major libraries and 11 library-wide departments including the Southern Regional Library Facility (the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses) all of which report to the University Librarian. In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus. There are approximately 105 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 300, and approximately 400 – 500 student employees. The Library has an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with
departments and units. The library collection consists of more than 9 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The Library’s annual budget is in excess of $44 million; more than $10 million supports the acquisition of print and digital material, and the library is part of the California Digital Library. The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, located twelve miles from the UCLA campus in the West Adams district of Los Angeles, is a non-circulating research collection of some 110,000 books and manuscripts, specializing in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century books (with a traditional strength in British studies), Oscar Wilde and the 1890s, the book arts (with an emphasis on California), French literature, and the history of Montana and the West. Erected in 1926 and since 1934 part of UCLA, the Clark is administered by the Center for 17th– & 18th-Century Studies, a statewide ORU (Organized Research Unit) within UCLA’s College of Letters and Science. In addition to the UCLA academic community, the Clark Library serves students and faculty from neighboring institutions, visiting scholars, resident fellows, and the general public. It participates actively in the public programs (conferences, lectures, concerts, theatrical performances, etc.) organized by the Center.

Position Duties

Reporting to the Director for the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and the Center for 17th– & 18th-Century Studies, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

  • Supervises the work of 3 FTE professional librarians and 3 FTE library assistants. Co-supervises 1 FTE site manager, as well as a varying number of student assistants and temporary staff.
  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Library and monitors security procedures and policies to safeguard both the staff and the collections.
  • Works closely with UCLA’s Facilities Department as well as independent contractors to preserve and improve the historically significant library building and the property as a whole.
  • In consultation with the Director and the Faculty Advisory Committee, implements collection development policies based on traditional collecting strengths, recent trends in scholarship, and the current state of the antiquarian book trade.
  • Selects books and manuscripts for purchase from booksellers’ catalogues, auction catalogues, direct quotes, and bookstore visits.
  • Sets priorities for the cataloguing of all collections.
  • Oversees the preservation and conservation program for library materials.
  • Describes recent acquisitions on a regular basis for both the Center & Clark Newsletter and for the Faculty Advisory Committee.
  • Develops policies and procedures for the digitization of selected materials from the collection and public access to digital archives via the web and other means, in accordance with general university guidelines.
  • Oversees Reader Services and Acquisitions procedures, including introducing new readers to the Clark’s facilities, collections, and regulations.
  • Supervises reference services by phone, mail, e-mail, and in person.
  • Oversees the renewal of content on the library website to ensure effective outreach to the scholarly and general public.
  • Participates in tours for visitors interested in the Library’s history and collections, and makes presentations outside the University on the Clark and its role.
  • Assists the Director and the Assistant Director in planning activities and programs based around the Clark’s collections.
  • Participates in various standing committees operated by the Center for fellowships, Clark Quarterly Lectures, exhibitions and other lecture series.
  • Participates in the conferences and other public programs organized by the Center.
  • Takes the lead in crafting grant proposals and in a variety of fund-raising activities.
  • Takes a leading role in donor cultivation both for gifts in kind and for library-related funds.
  • Attends the University Library’s Management Council and other pertinent campus meetings.
  • Represents the Clark at various local, national, and international conferences, meetings, and professional organizations.
  • Maintains a current knowledge of the collecting interests of sister institutions in the greater Los Angeles area.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR an advanced degree in an appropriate subject discipline with relevant special collections or archival training.
  • Five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in research libraries or special collections departments, including management of resources and personnel.
  • Knowledge of rare books, manuscripts, and the antiquarian book trade.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the scholarly use of library collections and services and of current developments in archives and special collections librarianship.
  • Demonstrated experience with providing reference and instructional services within a special collections setting.
  • Knowledge of current trends in digitization and other electronic resources issues, including experience with digitization projects and data curation.
  • Knowledge of current information technology as it applies to providing library service.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections.
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated involvement in fundraising, including government and foundation grants and/or individual and corporate awards.
  • Proven success in project management that includes planning, developing, and evaluating programs and supervising personnel.
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in supervision, including hiring, orienting, training and development, organizing workloads, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and counseling, and taking disciplinary action as necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, fellows, visiting scholars and readers.
  • Experience with the evaluation and assessment of library resources.
  • Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
  • Demonstrated expertise in scholarly writing and research.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers, software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.
  • Capacity to thrive in the evolving environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through strong interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc.
  • Reading knowledge of at least two European languages, preferably French, German, Italian, Spanish or Latin.

Desired Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in a relevant discipline.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Demonstrated experience with implementing new technologies in a special collections environment.

General Information

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees.  This is a non-represented position.  Within the UC System, most librarians are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT).  As academic appointees, 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.  UC has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.  Relocation assistance is provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Subject to locating an appropriate department and a positive faculty vote, the incumbent may hold a 0% (without salary) adjunct faculty appointment in an academic department or program.

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00132.

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
  • a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
  • the names and contact information for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates should apply by January 21, 2014 to be considered for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA-compliant employer.  Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

 Visit the UCLA Library Employment Opportunities Website at http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/employment.cfm.


Sr Research Technologist – New Product Development – Chiquita

December 27, 2013

Chiquita Brands International, a leading international marketer and distributor of fresh and processed food products is currently seeking a Senior Research Technologist for their R&D group located in Salinas, California.

The Sr. Research Technologist will perform various tasks to facilitate and support the work and research of professional and technical staff in the R&D group; assist in the development of new products and processes, and perform tests on food products in the area of Fresh-Cut and Processed Fruits and Vegetables.

Responsibilities:
– As a member of a team, assist in the execution of research projects that include complex processing trials and physical, chemical, microbiological and sensory tests for the evaluation of shelf life and quality of fruits and vegetables, at laboratory, pilot plant and commercial plant scale.
– Under minimal supervision, perform technical assignments as assigned by senior scientists.
– Closely monitor test execution and report results in a timely manner. Assist in the preparation of technical reports.
– Maintain accurate and complete records in written and electronic form.
– Use expertise to sequence daily tasks so that project deadlines are met.
– Contribute to the preparation of standard operating procedures for analytical instrumentation, processing equipment and production processes.
– Assist in the maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment and keeping inventories of supplies for laboratory use.
– Support other research teams (Agricultural R&D and Postharvest Quality and Safety) as needed.

Required Education: BS degree in Food Science and Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Agronomy or related field.

 

Required Experience: Minimum of 3 years of applied research experience in fresh-cut or processed fruits and vegetables related projects, preferably in new product development within a fruit and vegetables industry. Experience in scale-up trials is desirable. A Master of Science degree in a related field can be a substitute of professional experience.

 

Required Skills: – Candidate must be proficient in biology, chemistry, and math/statistics. – Demonstrated knowledge of food processing operations, food engineering principles (including thermal processes), food preservation techniques, formulation of food products, design and optimization of food packaging for fresh and processed products, shelf life studies, sensory analysis, food microbiology, food quality and microbiological safety of fresh/processed produce. – Knowledge of experimental design and nutritional labeling is a plus. – Must be very detail oriented and able to monitor equipment operation and production processes. – Demonstrated ability to work well with precision laboratory instruments, food materials, and chemical substances. – Computer literate, including word and data processing software such as MS Excel, Word and Power Point. Knowledge of Genesis nutritional labeling software and statistical analysis software such as Minitab, Statistica, SAS, etc. is a plus. – Excellent written and oral communication skills to explain results to others. – Must have good problem-solving and organizational skills. – Excellent analytical skills. Attention to detail and able to handle multiple projects in a fast paced, multi-disciplinary environment. – Candidate must be team oriented with strong interpersonal skills. – Must have high standards of cleanliness and be prepared to keep strict hygiene rules. – Capable of physical exertion such as recurring bending and lifting of moderately heavy items; able to lift up to 50 pounds. – Capable of working in refrigerated environments. – Ability to work flexible hours when necessary. – Possess a valid driver’s license.

 

 

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Instruction Librarian, Saddleback College

December 9, 2013

Saddleback College Library is seeking an Instruction Librarian. This is a full-time, tenure track position.

Follow this link for complete details, https://jobs.socccd.edu/postings/2772

Application period closes, 1/21/2014.

Online Instructional Design and Education Librarian, California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

December 9, 2013

Online Instructional Design and Education Librarian, California State University, Northridge (CSUN): 12-month tenure-track position. Minimum salary of $57,084 for Senior Assistant or $65,628 for Associate Librarian with an excellent benefits package. Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

 

CSUN is one of the largest of the 23 campuses in the CSU system, serving a diverse population. The Oviatt Library seeks an energetic, creative, and service orientated librarian to plan and create technology enhanced instructional materials to increase embedded librarianship efforts.

 

Advanced degree in Instructional Technology or Education, digital learning object creation, and 2-3 years professional reference and instruction experience in an academic setting are preferred. See the complete faculty position description here: http://www.csun.edu/facultyaffairs/openings/position/1433.pdf

 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, vitae and three current references to the address shown in the position description. Position is open until filled, but priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 25, 2014.


Medical Librarian: The University of California, Riverside

December 5, 2013

Medical Librarian: The University of California, Riverside Libraries seeks a dynamic, experienced, and forward-thinking Medical Librarian to partner with the faculty of the recently-opened School of Medicine.  The last date to apply is January 27, 2014.  For more information and to apply: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00081.  AA/EOE


Business Librarian: The University of California, Riverside

December 5, 2013


Business Librarian: 
The University of California, Riverside Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented Business Librarian to liaise with faculty in the School of Business Administration and the Economics Department. The last date to apply is January 27, 2014.  For more information and to apply: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00080.  AA/EOE


Bio and Chemical Engineering Librarian: The University of California, Riverside

December 5, 2013

Bio- and Chemical Engineering Librarian: The University of California, Riverside Libraries seeks a creative and energetic Bio- and Chemical Engineering Librarian to liaise with engineering faculty and participate in providing data management and grant support services. The last date to apply is January 27, 2014.  For more information and to apply: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00079.  AA/EOE