Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives

July 18, 2014

Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives

San Jose State University

 

Job ID: 22963

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Department: University Library

 

About the Position:

 

The Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives is a senior administrator in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library working under the general direction of the University Library Dean and working cooperatively with university faculty, administrators and staff.

 

This Associate Dean will provide leadership in conceptualizing and implementing new digital initiatives that best serve our students and faculty. We are looking for someone with a vision for incorporating leading-edge technology and services into the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. library. A priority for this position, is putting these advanced technologies directly into the hands of students to give them a competitive advantage in their work. The Associate Dean, as the digital initiatives leader for the library, will use his/her knowledge of current and emerging technologies and concepts to keep core systems and initiatives effective, evolving, and nimble; to take full advantage of innovative technical opportunities; to inform the library management, faculty, and staff of new technology options; and to continue expanding our digital initiatives.

 

As a member of the Library’s senior management team, the Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives is responsible for creating, articulating, and implementing the Library’s mission, vision, and goals; establishing a clear direction for the future of the Library; serving as a fair, progressive leader to the Library’s staff; leading library-wide discussions and decision-making in accordance with an environment of shared governance; as well as gaining and leveraging resources for maximum impact to the Library. The Associate Dean supervises the Manager of Information Technology, the Manager of Technical Services, and the Library Project Specialist.

 

The Associate Dean works in partnership with San Jose Public Library (SJPL) management to coordinate digital services and technology operations within the joint academic/public, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. We are seeking a candidate who has the ability to build partnerships and represent within the University, the California State University system, and throughout the private and public technology community. The Associate Dean fosters a diverse King Library faculty and staff within a collective bargaining environment.

 

Link to Apply to the Position:

http://apptrkr.com/495679

 

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Education and Outreach Librarian (Temporary)

July 10, 2014

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks an enthusiastic and knowledgeable librarian to serve as an Education and Outreach Librarian. The core responsibilities include teaching information literacy workshops for the lower division writing courses, participating in library outreach events, providing in-person and virtual reference service, and creating and updating online information guides.

This will be a full-time, temporary appointment for one year from the date of hire. The position will be available in September, 2014. Appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level within the salary range $47,722 – $59,057, depending on qualifications and experience.

The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and excellence. The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty, and 9,400 staff. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, UCI is noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.

The full position description with instructions on how to apply is listed on the UCI Libraries’ web site at http://www.lib.uci.edu/about/jobs/librarian-vacancies.html with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information. Applications received by August 11, 2014 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer
committed to excellence through diversity.


UC Irvine Libraries 50th Anniversary Project Historian

July 10, 2014

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, skilled scholar/researcher for the position of UC Irvine Libraries 50th Anniversary Project Historian in the Department of Special Collections and Archives. This full-time, temporary position is embedded in the Libraries’ 50th Anniversary Historical Documentation Project which will collect, preserve, and make available historical records and memories focusing on UC Irvine’s pioneering intellectual contributions, key turning points, and unique legacy. The position will be available September 1, 2014 and will end in June 2016.

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Preferred appointment level is $47,722 – $59,089.

The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and excellence. The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty, and 9,400 staff. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, UCI is noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.

The full position description with instructions on how to apply is listed on the UCI Libraries’ web site at http://www.lib.uci.edu/about/jobs/librarian-vacancies.html with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information. Applications received by August 11, 2014 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. This recruitment is an extension of the previously advertised Assistant University Archivist position.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer
committed to excellence through diversity.


Reference Librarian, Graduate Theological Union

July 7, 2014

Job Title

Reference Librarian, Graduate Theological Union

Part-time, 15 hours/week

 

Job Description

Under the supervision of the GTU library director, this position is responsible for providing reference service and directly related activities.  For a full job announcement, visit http://gtu.edu/about/employment and click on “Reference Librarian.”

 

The closing date is July 31, 2014 or until filled.


University of La Verne Wilson Library – Assistant Professor/Research and Instruction Librarian

July 7, 2014

University of La Verne Wilson Library is seeking applications for a full-time, Assistant Professor/Research and Instruction Librarian position.

This is a 12 month, non-tenure track faculty position. Library faculty are expected to cultivate partnerships and actively establish networks and relationships with faculty, staff and students as well as partner with faculty to develop library collections and integrate the library into the curricula. Library faculty support research and instruction across disciplines as needed. Additionally, library faculty are expected to maintain a current knowledge of the literature and trends in the field as they relate to research, instruction and resource services.

Responsibilities and duties of the position include providing virtual and in person research assistance, library instruction, performing resource development and serving as liaison to the College of Arts and Sciences with primary responsibilities to natural and physical sciences, kinesiology, health and physician assistant programs; develop electronic resource guides and tutorials to support teaching and research in assigned subject areas. This position might require traveling to regional campus sites to deliver research assistance and instruction and will include evening and weekend hours. As a faculty member, this position requires serving on university and library committees, participating in professional development activities and service to the community. Additionally, this position requires providing research and instruction services to a diverse university community including traditional aged and working adults, in undergraduate and graduate programs online, on campus and at regional campuses.

Candidate must possess the ability to work in a team environment; have familiarity with relevant databases, collections and publishers/vendors; have a demonstrated ability to use technology for research and instruction; ability to work effectively with diverse academic groups; have an understanding of teaching and learning, scholarly communication and publishing the sciences; ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities; ability to work both independently and in cooperation with colleagues and library users in a diverse, service-oriented, collaborative environment. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills while supporting quality service with a user-centered approach. Minimum qualifications: ALA accredited Masters in Library and Information Science. Preferred qualifications: undergraduate or second graduate degree in science or related fields or experience supporting science or related fields in an academic library.

To apply for this position, please go to: https://laverne.peopleadmin.com/postings/521


Director, Metadata Services

July 1, 2014

Department: Cataloging & Metadata Center

Rank and Salary:  Assistant Librarian – Librarian ($47,772 – $93,083)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application Deadline: July 23, 2014

The UCLA Library is looking for a dynamic innovative leader with a solid record of guiding staff through unprecedented change.  Reporting to the head of the Cataloging and Metadata Center the Director of Metadata Services will look beyond historical boundaries and traditional descriptive practices and content formats to imagine, advocate for, and deliver critical new services within the rapidly evolving realm of information, collection and content management, and discovery services.  This position will work closely with the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication and the library’s senior management team, Management Council, and other enterprise-wide Councils such as Collections Council, the Data Management Group, and the Digital Library Program to identify priorities, develop projects, and improve ongoing workflows.  The incumbent will contribute strong strategic vision and focus and demonstrate visible commitment to staff to promote creativity, innovation, assessment and continuous process improvement and ability to foster effective relationships and communication with peers and stakeholders throughout the UCLA library and campus partners. This is a new professional position that will provide leadership and innovative vision, strategic planning and management for all the operational activities of the UCLA Library’s metadata services.  This position provides an integral contribution to the Library’s collection management and scholarly communication services, and will work in concert with senior management in this area, as well as with other library units and campus partners.

To view the complete posting and to apply online, visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00282.


UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN_University of California, Merced

July 1, 2014

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

 

The University of California, Merced, the newest campus in the University of California system, seeks to hire an outstanding and innovative leader as its University Librarian (UL). Founded in 2002, the University of California, Merced is the first new University of California campus in 40 years, and the first American research university of the twenty-first century. Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the new University Librarian will help move this unique institution into an exciting new era by leading the Library to support the rapid growth and academic development of this campus.

The University of California, Merced (UC Merced) was conceived both to serve the needs of the rapidly growing Central Valley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions, and to increase access to the University of California system (UC system) for California’s top achievers. Since opening in 2005, UC Merced has grown in enrollment to over 6,200 students, including over more than 350 graduate students, and has an all funds budget of almost $250 million. The campus is expected to grow to accommodate 10,000 students by approximately 2020 and to a total of 25,000 students within three decades, all while continuing to develop its 815-acre campus. UC Merced is the most ethnically diverse campus in the UC system and has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. Sixty percent of the undergraduates are first generation college students. The campus represents an important point of pride for the city of Merced (pop. 80,000), a city within driving distance of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevadas, as well as the state capital in Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa Valley, and the Monterey coast.

UC Merced has made significant progress since its founding and the University Librarian will build upon a strong foundation to lead the continued growth and evolution of the Library and its services on the Merced campus. Working with faculty, students, and staff across the UC Merced community, as well as with library leaders from the UC system and the regional community, the new University Librarian will: seize the opportunity to insert the library as an aligned partner into the major strategic and development planning for all academic areas of growth at UC Merced; balance the needs of UC Merced’s students and faculty in developing and administering library resources, services and space creatively; be an advocate and seek financial support for growing a library to meet the varying needs of a growing institution and the shifting models of publication and access; seek external resources and partnerships to advance UC Merced’s library; and, provide visionary leadership and develop staff to meet the challenges of institutional growth and take advantage of changing technologies.

 

The following are qualifications and characteristics needed for the University Librarian:

  • Strong executive leadership background in academic libraries with substantial management experience in planning, budget, and human resources.
  • A realistic leadership style that is willing to have frank and open discussions while fostering collegiality, cooperation, and consensus building.
  • History of proactive leadership on issues of diversity in the workplace.
  • Proven experience or a potential for success in development, fundraising, and public relations in an academic library setting.
  • Commitment to the support of scholarly research including a demonstrated awareness of trends in scholarly communication and the development of print and digital collections.
  • Understanding of evolving issues and trends in higher education, libraries, open access, and scholarly communication as well as the ability to engage campus, national, and international groups in meaningful discussions of these issues.
  • Demonstrated skill in advocating for the library’s partnership role in campus and statewide initiatives.
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent degree. A record of accomplishment in librarianship and service to the profession.

 

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The UC Merced campus is located six miles from downtown Merced, California, about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, and two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. As the county seat, the city of Merced is a highly diverse and youthful city that is home to theaters, galleries, and museums; and frequent cultural events. The campus is located adjacent to Lake Yosemite, an ideal setting for aquatic recreation, walking, barbecues, or other activities. Merced is known as the “Gateway to Yosemite” and it is common for students, faculty and staff to take the ninety-minute trip to Yosemite National Park to hike, snowboard, and camp.

UC Merced is committed to diversity and it is expected that the successful candidate will further this commitment. The University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Confidential nominations and inquiries are being accepted for the position. Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled. Nominators should send a letter of nomination that includes relevant contact information (mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number) as well as the context of the nomination. Applications should include a concise cover letter, resume, and reference list that identifies people who have directly observed the candidate in their leadership role(s). All nominations, applications, and inquiries should be directed to the search firm. E-mail correspondence is strongly encouraged. Deborah Hodson or Beverly Brady, Isaacson, Miller, 1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94111, Phone: 415.655.4900 Fax: 415.655.4905, Contact: www.imsearch.com/5119

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