REFERENCE LIBRARIAN – Chaffey College

March 31, 2014

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN

Application deadline: Thursday, April 17, 2014 4:00 PM

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This is a full-time, tenure-track, librarian position. Under the direction of the Dean of Instructional Support, the primary

assignment will be to provide library services to the college, its students, faculty, and staff, and to participate in any other

professional responsibilities as identified under 18.2.3 of the faculty agreement. Although the assignment is initially at the

Rancho Campus, transfers to Fontana or Chino may be possible per contract and need.

 

SCOPE OF ASSIGNMENT

This assignment includes, but is not limited to, the following:

·         Provide library reference service to the college community, including suggested search strategies and guidance in the
·         use of electronic, Web-based, and print resources;
·         Provide library instruction in an academic environment and library orientation presentations;
·         Assist faculty with the integration of library research and information retrieval skills in their courses;
·         Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and
·         apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an
·         efficient, organized and timely manner;
·         Participate in collection development and management responsibilities;
·         Collaborate with others to prepare reports, assessments, and data in support of program reviews, student learning
·         outcomes, and self-studies;
·         Serve on division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program;
·         participate in appropriate professional development activities;
·         Participate in staff and college meetings and contribute through appropriate committee assignments and professional
·         activities;
·         Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course
·         materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions;
·         Day and evening assignments at the College or any of the College Campuses may be required as part of the regular
·         contract.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 Master’s degree in library science, library and information science; OR

·         Possession of a valid lifetime California Community College credential authorizing service as a Reference Librarian;

OR
·         The equivalent (District equivalency form must be submitted at the time of application);
·         Clear sensitivity and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds
·         of community college students.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to those candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by:

·         Experience in providing successful library instruction in a college or university setting to students having a wide range of
·         skills and goals;
·         Experience in the delivery of electronic reference services;
·         Working knowledge of emerging technologies critical to the design and delivery of library services and instruction;
·         Ability to work collaboratively, productively, and collegially with faculty, classified staff, and student employees;
·         Experience with and commitment to working with culturally and ethnically diverse groups;
·         Experience with or commitment to underprepared adult learners;
·         Effective oral and written communication skills;
·         Experience in the development, implementation and assessment of student learning outcomes.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Based upon the minimum and/or desirable qualifications stated in this position announcement, the initial salary placement

range is $55,458 (minimum qualifications) to $86,568 (doctorate). Placement is based on the regular full-time faculty

salary schedule and is dependent upon verification of relevant experience and coursework from a regional or national

accredited institution of higher learning.

Chaffey College

Office of Human Resources

 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737

909-652-6528 * Fax 909/652-6533


Information Services Coordinator at Western University of Health Sciences – Pumerantz Library

March 31, 2014

Full-time

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Information Services, catalogs books, serials, media, and maintains the electronic resources collection.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in biological science and any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Experience: Two – three years cataloging experience using Library of Congress/NLM classification.

Preferred Qualifications: Master of Library and Information Science degree preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy, and body systems is desirable. Experience with SirsiDynix ILS is preferred.

Open until filled.

View complete job description: https://jobs.westernu.edu/postings/2022


Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Pacific Southwest Region

March 21, 2014

Department: UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian IV – Librarian V ($59,352 – $100,212) Position Availability: Immediately Application deadline is April 9, 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, the 419-acre campus features 163 buildings. UCLA has more than 4,000 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees overall. 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 Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library (http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/biomed/louise-m-darling-biomedical-library) is seeking an enthusiastic, outreach-oriented, and visionary Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Pacific Southwest Region NN/LM PSR (http://nnlm.gov/psr).  Under a contract with the National Library of Medicine, the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library serves as the headquarters for the Pacific Southwest Region, one of eight regions in the NN/LM.  The NN/LM PSR comprises Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin. The Associate Director of the NN/LM PSR is responsible for leadership, development, and administration of all regional services programs, from planning through evaluation phases, and oversees the effective participation of all PSR network members in the activities of the NN/LM.  Reporting to the Director of the NN/LM PSR, who is the Associate University Librarian for Sciences and Director of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, the Associate Director also serves as an important and valued member of the UCLA Library leadership team.

In addition to the qualifications listed below, the successful candidate will bring a dedication to outreach; convey a conviction as to the importance of quality health information; be skilled in gathering disparate groups to solve problems; envision the future development and direction of the network; and empathize with, and advocate for the needs of regional constituents. A positive background check will be required.

Specific duties and responsibilities include • Initiates, plans, implements, manages and evaluates regional programs; • Represents NN/LM PSR at the national and regional levels; • Maintains effective communications with all network members, the UCLA Library, and National Library of Medicine; • Coordinates a regional advisory committee structure and resource library directors to plan strategic direction of regional programs; • Prepares and manages annual budgets; • Prepares programs objectives, annual, and quarterly reports; • Directs, oversees and monitors ongoing outreach initiatives and award programs; • Coordinates day-to-day operations; • Supervises professional and support staff, currently 5.5 FTE; • Ensures compliance with NLM financial and descriptive reporting requirements; • Requires year round travel in the region.

Required Qualifications • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience); • Minimum 10 years progressively responsible health science library experience, which includes 3 years of management, supervisory and project management experience; • Evidence of strong administrative and leadership skills, including competence in budgeting, planning, organizing, and managing staff; • Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills; • Knowledge of the NN/LM, and of NLM products and services.

Desired Qualifications • NN/LM experience; • Network management experience; • Outreach experience; • Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries; • Familiarity with national or regional health care and information policy; • Grant and contract writing experience; • Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) accreditation at a senior or higher level.

General Information Professional librarians at UCLA 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. Candidates should apply by April 9, 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.


ELECTRONIC RESOURCES & SYSTEMS LIBRARIAN – Marymount California University

March 20, 2014

With campuses on Southern California’s picturesque Palos Verdes Peninsula, in the vibrant urban community of San Pedro in Los Angeles, and the rural, Northern California community of Lake County, Marymount California University (MCU) 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.  MCU offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including Bachelor degree programs in Business, Media Studies, Liberal Arts, Psychology and Master degrees (M.S.) programs in Community Psychology, Leadership & Global Development, and a M.B.A.  MCU values a holistic, interdisciplinary approach in all programs. Field-based action research sites in San Pedro and Lake County provide opportunities for faculty and students to collaborate and contribute to the literature on action research and community development.  At Marymount, our caring faculty and staff are the catalyst for the remarkable transformation taking place in our students and for the meaningful integration of teaching, learning, scholarship, and service.   We are currently accepting applications for

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES & SYSTEMS LIBRARIAN

Available July 1, 2014

 

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Electronic Resources & Systems Librarian (ERSL) collaboratively supports the instructional, information, research and curriculum needs of the university by providing leadership and responsibility for planning, implementing and maintaining library digital systems, resources and services for supporting a multi-site university.

 

SOME ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

§  Works with the MCU Library team to manage and ensure access to electronic resources, which includes: subscription databases, e-books, e-journals, e-reserves and other digital content.

§  Manages and troubleshoots remote access to library resources and databases, including Waterfront and Lake County.

§  Helps to oversee proper functioning of the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS), including managing platform changes and updates as necessary.

§  Actively participates in the Library’s information literacy instructional program, including working with the library team in the development, delivery and assessment of information literacy curriculum.

§  Coordinates the maintenance of the Library’s website and ensures compliance with existing university policies regarding copyright laws, ADA standards, University branding and style guidelines, and security policies.

§  Works to develop dynamic content delivery and enhance the user experience as evaluated from user feedback.

§  Coordinates testing and evaluation of new platforms or technologies for the library

 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Masters in Library/Information Science (M.L.I.S.) from an ALA-accredited program is required. Two years of experience in an academic library setting preferred, demonstrated experience working with current technology

 

TO APPLY:  Send cover letter, resume or C.V., transcripts, salary history, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to Karen Thordarson, Director of Human Resources, Marymount California University, 30800 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275.  Email materials to:  careers@marymountcalifornia.edu.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Reference Specialist – Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Library

March 14, 2014

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Library is looking for a Reference Specialist. The Reference Specialist will work at our busy Media Library service desk performing a variety of patron-focused tasks, including but not limited to assisting patrons with locating library materials (e.g., print, electronic and visual), collection development, and library instruction presentations. The Reference Specialist will also assist in the maintenance of the collection by recommending titles, processing requests for library items, and shelf reading. If you are a library school student with course work or reference experience, this is a great opportunity. An interest and experience in a FIDM-related discipline is preferred.

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to:
Lucy Bellamy, Head Librarian, Education Services at: lbellamy@fidm.edu


Access Services Librarian, University of California, Merced

March 14, 2014

Position Title: Access Services Librarian

Description:  ALIB5227A / JPF00081

The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

The UC Merced Library meets the diverse research, teaching, and public service needs of UC Merced researchers by providing targeted, quality collections, and relevant services that effectively and efficiently support the research lifecycle of finding, using, creating, and managing information.  The Library seats approximately 1000 people and is housed within the Kolligian Library building, a 100,000 square foot facility that contains multiple campus departments in addition to the library.

The Library seeks a highly energetic professional who will serve as the public face of the Library and ensure the highest quality customer services by leading and assessing the performance of career staff and student employees. The successful candidate will be a diplomat and a problem solver who works effectively with students, faculty, researchers, and staff to meet their instruction and research needs.

The Access Services Librarian manages the Library’s customer service units including Library Services and Interlibrary Services.  Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Library Operations, the Access Services Librarian investigates and evaluates current and changing trends in Access Services, applies acquired knowledge and expertise to improve workflows and services.   The Access Services Librarian recommends policies and practices that improve and enhance a sustainable customer service model for the Library.  Diplomatically responds to library user concerns, complaints, and suggestions.  Strives to ensure the highest quality customer services standards by leading and assessing the performance of 6 FTE career staff and over 30 student employees.

The incumbent will participate in library professional activities at the local, UC systemwide, and national levels. Additional duties include management of the library’s exhibits program, assessment of library services, participation in reference services, and outreach and instruction.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must possess the following:

·         MLS from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or equivalent experience or advance degree in information science or related field;
·         A minimum of three years of experience providing customer service in an academic library setting;
·         Excellent people skills and customer orientation;
·         Demonstrated ability to plan, document and complete projects;
·         Strong knowledge of current trends in library resource sharing;
·         Strong teaching and presentation skills;
·         Flexibility and adaptability;
·         Creative and analytical thinking;
·         Demonstrated initiative; and
·         Strong interest in professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience, education or achievement in any of the following areas:

·         Library outreach services
·         Library instruction
·         Information Technology support services
·         Art history, museum sciences or exhibits

Consideration of applications to begin April 14, 2014.

Appointment:  Appointment will be at the Associate Librarian rank.

Salary: $54,550 – $67,509

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

To Apply:

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address, and 4) a 3-5 page writing sample.

Please do not submit individual letters of recommendation.

Applications must be submitted via this website: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00081          

 


Head of Library Digital Initiatives, Systems & Technology Applications

March 14, 2014

Position Information

 

Job Title Head of Library Digital Initiatives, Systems & Technology Applications
Union Level
Department Library – Administration
Campus Stockton
Posting Number 201300184P
Full or Part Time Full Time
Number of Months 12
Work Schedule Standard Business Schedule, additional hours may be required to meet business needs of deadlines.
Position End Date
Open Date 03/12/2014
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Position Summary Information

 

Primary Purpose Responsible for the management and coordination of the University Library’s digital initiatives, systems, and technology applications. The Digital Initiatives, Systems, & Technology Applications Unit supports the University Library’s network infrastructure, staff, and public computer equipment and software, databases and applications, ILS (ALEPH), the discovery service (POUNCE), online catalog (PacifiCat), digital collections, and web environment.
Essential Functions 1. Develops and implements the overall direction and resulting priorities, goals, and objectives for University Library digital initiatives, systems and technology services in consultation with University Library Administration; 2. Provides leadership in the development of the University Library’s online presence and the electronic services and applications that extend University Library information services, and research assistance beyond the physical building; 3. Develops, manages, promotes and assesses the University Library’s digital projects in support of the Pacific Digital Library; 4. Assists librarians and University faculty with digital projects and implementation; 5. Leads the planning, implementation, and development of the University’s planned institutional repository; 6. Develops long-term policies and practices for the University Library’s digital projects and institutional repository program; 7. Working closely with the Head of Special Collections and Archives, plans services and standards for digital projects and repository projects and prepares related workflow, long-term preservation and perpetual access documentation and procedures; 8. Working closely with the Operations Manager for Access Services and the Coordinator of Information and Instructional Services, provide support and direction for the University Library’s Information Commons and Multimedia Studio programs; 9. Manages staff and student employees by providing supervision, mentoring, and training to maintain a competent and productive staff, working closely with University Library departments and programs to manage staff policies and procedures related to technology within the University Library; 10. Actively maintains current knowledge and expertise in information technology trends and cultivates an understanding of the strategic role of information technology within academic libraries; 11. Develops and monitors the University Library’s technology budget; 12. Collaboratively develops strategies and implements and supports projects that advance the creation and integration of online information services and digital collections to meet the academic and research needs of University students, faculty and staff; 13. Serves as the University Library liaison to and, establishes and maintains effective partnerships with, the University Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the information technology staff across the University’s three campuses to ensure successful integration and utilization of University technology in the University Library; 14. Supports University Library staff use of campus central information technology resources by monitoring functionality, assisting with problem reports, and providing feedback to OIT and other campus resource support groups as needed; 15. Collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding related issues; 16. Serves on/participates in University and University Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate; 17. Engages in scholarly/creative/professional activity as appropriate.
Qualifications Education/Experience/Certifications: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or demonstrated equivalent gained through experience in an academic library; Minimum of 5 years significant and progressively responsible management experience in an academic library in a technical setting; Substantial knowledge and experience with integrated library systems (ILS);Skills/Knowledge and Expertise: • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or demonstrated equivalent gained through experience in an academic library; • Minimum of 5 years significant and progressively responsible management experience in an academic library in a technical setting; • Substantial knowledge and experience with integrated library systems (ILS); • Experience planning, implementing, managing and supporting online services and collections including Open URL resolvers, institutional repositories, electronic resource management systems, OCLC and resource sharing systems; • Working knowledge of PC and Macintosh desktop and network operating systems, including familiarity with server administration, Unix/Linux, Oracle and SQL database environments; • Knowledge of digitization policies, preservation strategies, and scanning practices; • Ability to document relevant policies, procedures, and local standards; • Ability to stay abreast of new digital project techniques and repository trends and best practices; • Ability to effectively interact with audiences of diverse technological backgrounds; • Knowledge of digitization policies, preservation strategies, and scanning practices; • Knowledge of scholarly communication, intellectual property and rights management; • Understanding of metadata principles and practices such as those found in AACR2, RDA, and other emerging metadata schemes; • Commitment to providing high-quality information technology services within a flexible and continually evolving academic library environment; • Demonstrated experience with mobile devices, social networking, and other new technology applications and their use and potential for the delivery of library resources and services; • Successful supervisory experience as evidenced by in-depth knowledge and understanding of technical staff supervision, demonstrated success in effective leadership, and the ability to promote teamwork and professional development; • Ability to manage time and multiple projects in a changing environment with a positive,flexible, and innovative attitude as evidenced by creative problem-solving skills, excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively and foster teamwork;

• Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a multicultural setting and a deep commitment to supporting and promoting diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with the Aleph ILS, ILLiad, or EBSCO products and services; • Experience with cloud-based computing solutions and services, content management systems, LDAP and/or remote patron authentication. • Demonstrated knowledge and skill of a programming language (Java, PHP, Perl, Python); • Experience in web design and/or web application development; • Experience with X/HTML, XML, and XSL; • Two years or more of related experience in an academic library, archives, museum, or other  relevant experience; • Knowledge of new scholarly publishing models.

Physical Requirements Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Constant verbal and written communication. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.Work Environment/Work Week/Travel Work is primarily performed in a library environment with use of computer and phone. Work performed during standard business hours, M-F.  Additional hours may be required to meet business needs or deadlines.
Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience, Exempt

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1.   Do you have a Master’s degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2.   Do you have responsible management experience in an academic library in a technical setting?
    • 0-2 years
    • 3-4 years
    • 5+
  3.   Do you have knowledge of and experience with integrated library systems (ILS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4.   Describe your staff supervisory experiences?(Open Ended Question)
  5.   How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Pacific Website
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Optional Documents


Assistant Dean of the University Library

March 14, 2014

Position Information

 

Job Title Assistant Dean of the University Library
Union Level
Department Library – Administration
Campus Stockton
Posting Number 201300181P
Full or Part Time Full Time
Number of Months 12
Work Schedule Standard Business Schedule, may require addition time during evening and weekends as business demands.
Position End Date
Open Date 02/28/2014
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Position Summary Information

 

Primary Purpose Working with the Dean of the University Library, the Assistant Dean administers library collections, services, programs, and operations to carry out the mission and goals of the University Library. The librarian’s role in the academy is changing, and the Assistant Dean must be on the forward edge of that change, able to collaborate closely with the academic enterprise and to apply innovative thinking, effective planning, and tireless advocacy to these and other challenges.
Essential Functions • Manages day-to-day operations and facilities, including supervision of activities of selected departments in conjunction with department coordinators, • Supports faculty and staff development, and contributes to library management decisions, long-range planning, program development, budget management, and assessment. • Maintains current knowledge with all aspects of scholarly communication issues, higher education trends and research needs in the context of rapidly developing technologies. • Serves as a member of the Library’s management team, contributing to strategic planning efforts, program development and assessment, budget formulation and allocation of resources in support of the University Library’s mission. • Collaborates with colleagues and faculty in the development and implementation of effective management strategies and innovative collections, services, and programs, across all areas of the Library, to provide the best user-centered environment. • Seeks creative and collaborative funding opportunities and fosters grant initiatives. • Collaborates with other campus units to represent the Library and achieve university-wide goals. • Collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding related issues; • Serves on/participates in University and Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate; • Engages in scholarly/creative/professional activity as appropriate.
Qualifications • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science; • Minimum 5-7 years professional experience in an academic library or equivalent, including demonstrated record of progressively responsible administrative experience and professional achievement; • Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills; • Sound knowledge of issues/trends in academic libraries and understanding of information technologies; • Demonstrated ability in leadership, decision-making, budget management, and supervision of librarians and staff; • Passion for quality library service centered around student learning and characterized by collaboration with faculty in support of teaching and research needs; • In-depth knowledge of more than one library service area and ability to view issues from a broad, library-wide perspective; • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a multicultural setting and a deep commitment to supporting and promoting diversity in higher education.
Physical Requirements Requires extended periods of sitting; occasional walking, standind and infrequent bending, stooping and climbing stairs. Work Environment/Work Week/Travel Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Work performed during standard business hours of 8AM – 5PM, M-F.  Additional hours may be required to meet business needs or deadlines.  Hours may be modified during summer. Minimal travel required to professional meetings or conferences.
Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience, Exempt

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1.   Do you have Master’s Degree in library or information science?(Open Ended Question)
  2.   Describe both your professional and administrative experience.(Open Ended Question)
  3.   Describe your experience in project management or project oversight.(Open Ended Question)
  4.   How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Pacific Website
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Optional Documents


Librarian, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

March 14, 2014
Title Librarian, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
Campus Stockton
Department Library – Administration
Posting Number F00004
Full or Part Time Full Time
Open Date 02/19/2014
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Days Per Week 5
Weeks Per Year

Position Description

 

Position Description The University of the Pacific seeks a librarian to provide effective leadership and direction in the provision of library resources and services in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). This is a 12-month, non-tenure track, library faculty position. The librarian’s role in the academy is changing, and that change is particularly apparent in the sciences. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Librarian takes a leadership role in the development of relationships between the University Library and faculty in Engineering, Computer Sciences, Math, and Physics. The STEM Librarian develops productive partnerships with library colleagues and faculty for the development of innovative programs, collections, and services in support of instruction and research.RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develop and deliver a range of innovative library services that facilitate the curricular and research needs of students and faculty in the sciences, including engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, and other natural and physical sciences departments (to be determined); • Provides reference assistance, instruction, and outreach services; • Cultivates relationships with teaching faculty in relevant subject areas; • Employs new technologies in pursuit of teaching and learning; • Assists in achieving and assessing the library’s information competency goals; • Selects print and electronic resources in support of curriculum and research in relevant subject areas. • Collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding related issues; • Serves on/participates in University and Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate; • Engages in scholarly/creative/professional activity as appropriate;  • Some evening and weekend work is required.
Basic Qualifications • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science; • Academic degree in engineering, computer science, natural sciences, or physical sciences, or the demonstrated equivalent gained through experience in an academic science or engineering library; • Successful experience delivering education, information, and research services in an academic or research library; • Passion for quality library service centered around student learning and characterized by collaboration with faculty in support of teaching and research needs; • Commitment to providing high-quality public service within a flexible and continually evolving academic library environment; • Ability to apply new technologies to library services; • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; • Demonstrated creative approaches to problem solving; • Ability to work cooperatively and to foster teamwork; • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a multicultural setting and a deep commitment to supporting and promoting diversity.
Additional Qualifications Preference will be given to candidates with successful experience in one or more of the following functional areas: collection management, electronic resources management, digital initiatives, data services, and scholarly communication.
Physical Requirements Requires extended periods of sitting; occasional walking, standing and infrequent bending, stooping and climbing stairs. Work is primarily performed in a standard library environment. Work performed during standard business hours of 8AM – 5PM, M-F. Additional hours may be required to meet business needs or deadlines; evening and weekend hours required on rotational basis.
Special Instructions Please upload the following materials to your online application: • CV • Cover Letter/Letter of ApplicationAlso, please provide complete contact information for three (3) current professional references.Priority will be given to applications received by 3/15/14.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Contact Information Tricia Ayala, Administrative Assistant, University Library
Contact Email tayala@pacific.edu

Reference Letter Information

 

Are Applicants Required to Submit References for This Posting? Yes
Minimum Number of References 3
Maximum Number of References 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *   Do you have an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. *   Do you have experience working in an academic library?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. *   Describe your experience in one or more of the following areas:• Collection Management• Electronic Resources Management• Digital Initiatives• Data Services• Scholarly Communication(Open Ended Question)
  4. *   How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Pacific Website
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Librarian, Coordinator of Library Instruction and Reference, Library Services – Fielding Graduate University

March 11, 2014

Librarian, Coordinator of Library Instruction and Reference, Library Services

Posted/Updated: 3/7/2014

Reports to: Director of Library Services

Position: Regular, Full Time
Salary Range: $48,000-$55,000 per year
FLSA Status: Exempt

Applications will be accepted for consideration until it is filled

Summary

Fielding Graduate University is a premier distributed learning institution and the best graduate school for adult learners. Based in Santa Barbara, CA, the position of Librarian, Coordinator of Library Instruction and Reference, is positioned to play a unique institutional role in designing, developing and evaluating forward thinking library instruction and virtual reference services for distance learners. We are seeking a dynamic, service-oriented candidate to identify new and creative ways to enhance student learning and research skills.

The librarian provides group and one-on-one instruction using web conferencing software, to a geographically dispersed community of faculty and mid-career graduate students (mostly doctoral). The librarian creates current instructional content including original tutorials, recorded sessions, LibGuides and slide and video presentations. The librarian promotes awareness of library instruction services to faculty and students and explores, develops, promotes, and evaluates innovative online tools and services.

The librarian demonstrates excellent customer service and provides both quick and in-depth reference service via email, telephone, chat, teleconferencing, or in-person. The librarian also oversees document delivery service and takes on additional special projects as assigned.

The librarian maintains current awareness of database interface changes, distance learning tools and overall developments in library instruction best practices.

Candidates will have:

  • Excellent public service and communication skills within a “distributed”/distance education environment
  • Knowledge of different learning styles, especially problem-based or activity-based learning
  • Subject area expertise in the social sciences
  • Ability to contact and interact with library database vendor technical support teams
  • Ability to work across Windows and Mac platforms
  • Ability to be flexible with projects and work on multiple projects both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Library Science, Information Science, or related graduate degree and a minimum one year post-Masters experience
  • Excellent presenter
  • Experience teaching and developing library instruction resources
  • Experience providing reference service in an academic library environment
  • Experience delivering library services online, either synchronously or asynchronously
  • Experience working with digital resources and information systems
  • Ability and desire to work closely with geographically dispersed faculty and mid-career adult graduate students from a variety of cultural backgrounds and with varying degrees of technical expertise.
  • Ability to assess and analyze electronic library resources and technologies applicable to Fielding’s unique culture and distributed learning environment.

Preference will be given to candidates with some of the following:

  • Experience with library web applications such as link resolvers and modern discovery systems (e.g. Serials Solutions, Ezproxy, OpenURL resolvers, metasearch engines)
  • Web conferencing, multi-media authoring programs, online learning platforms, HTML, presentation software , and web and video creation tools
  • Understanding mobile technology and its application in online instruction
  • Applying adult learning theory

Application Instructions

Desired start date:  April 14, 2014. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

To apply, please put the word Librarian in the subject line when you email your resume, a cover letter, employment application and a list of at least 3 professional references to: hr@fielding.edu. The employment application can be found on our employment webpagewww.fielding.edu/employment.

Fielding Graduate University is committed to social justice, the principles and practice of diversity and encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups. We offer a friendly, professional environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits.