Reference and Research Services Librarian for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) – REOPENED

October 8, 2014

Reference and Research Services Librarian for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) – REOPENED

The NYU Library in Shanghai invites applications for a STEM Reference and Research Services Librarian in an innovative and forward-looking setting. As part of a collaborative team, the position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYU Shanghai by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. As a research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world’s great cities with a vibrant intellectual community (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/). It recruits scholars who are committed to a global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University’s Global Network University is established as an organically connected, multi-site network that encompasses key global cities and intellectual capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses – New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi – complemented by twelve additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai’s faculty and students. Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.

The STEM librarian serves as the primary liaison to a group of academic departments in the area of science, technology, engineering and math, with responsibilities for building collections in all formats that support research and curricular needs; delivering a program of instruction, consultation, and research support services; developing responsive outreach and other information services; and taking a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate. Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and across NYU’s global network is an important job expectation. Librarians at NYU participate in library and system-wide committees, and professional activities outside of the university.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree
  • Previous experience in instruction, collection development, or reference services
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services
  • Academic background in a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) or demonstrated experience in providing science information and education services Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills
  • Demonstrated history of flexibility, creativity, and strong customer service commitment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a research library Familiarity with scientific research, including scholarly communication, publication trends, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers
  • Advanced degree in a STEM discipline or other subject area relevant to the NYU Shanghai academic program
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Chinese language skills; familiarity with Chinese culture
  • Prior international experience

Salary/Benefits:
Excellent and generous benefits package which include medical benefits, paid time-off, and relocation assistance.
Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to:
Enrique Yanez, Director,
Human Resources, New York University Libraries,
70 Washington Square South,
New York, NY 10012

or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.

Please include where you heard about this position. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled. NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY AND LEARNING RESOURCES – California Health Sciences University (CHSU)

October 6, 2014

California Health Sciences University (CHSU) is developing a unique pharmacy school for educating and training primary care pharmacy clinicians using the team-based learning model.  The inaugural class of 75 doctoral students in the 4-year PharmD program started August 25, 2014.  Learn about the school and its plans to develop additional programs on a new campus at http://chsu.org/aboutus/, and view the library web page at http://chsu.org/library/.

 

Academic health science librarians who have the necessary qualifications, including an interest in developing a newly formed library and working with faculty to build a vibrant college of pharmacy and future health sciences programs at a new campus in Central California, please submit a letter of interest and CV to the Provost and Dean of Pharmacy, Dr. David Hawkins, at dhawkins@chsu.org.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:                             DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY AND LEARNING RESOURCES

 

Supervisor:                         Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assessment

 

Qualifications:               

Education:      Master’s Degree from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited

Required Experience:  Three years of increasingly responsible experience overseeing library services in a college/university or similar library

Preferred Experience:  Health sciences librarianship, PubMed and evidence-based medicine search

Preferred Credential:  Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) membership

 

Responsibilities:            

The Director of the Library and Learning Resources reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assessment and is assigned the following responsibilities:

 

  1. Directs all Library/Learning Resources Center programs and services, including facility use, individualized instruction and other designated programs and services
  2. Implements acquisition, circulation, collection development and deaccession policies
  3. The director is to exercise professional judgment in the performance of these responsibilities upon recommendations of the faculty and within institutional budgets
  4. Coordinates the operation of the Learning Resources Center including the acquisition of material for learning resources
  5. Maintains an integrated library system and online catalog of print and online resources
  6. Provides leadership in developing access to electronic information resources and multimedia products, and otherwise works with faculty to augment materials and informational services that support the teaching/learning functions of the Institution
  7. Creates a library web page, keeps it updated, develops its content and links, adds proxy codes for restricted off-campus access
  8. Coordinates the introduction of technological advances in information access into the Library/Learning Resources Center and supervises ongoing programs to instruct faculty and students in such use
  9. Arranges interlibrary loan (ILL) participation with copyright-compliant networks for journal articles
  10. Ensures that Library/Learning Resources Center practices are consistent with local, state and federal laws, and other contracts or agreements
  11. Participates in local, regional, and national professional organizations, library consortiums and networks
  12. Staffing
  13. Submits staffing recommendations to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assessment and to the Dean
  14. Responsible for the supervision of assigned faculty and staff
  15. Informs and counsels faculty on matters related to the improvement of librarianship
  16. Budget
  17. Assists in planning the College budget by organizing and submitting in a timely fashion the Library/Learning Resources budget for the coming fiscal year
  18. Attends meetings of specific instructional groups and serves on college committees and task forces as required or assigned
  19. Serves in additional librarian capacities (reference and orientation) as needed
  20. Compiles data and prepares pertinent and accurate reports, including usage statistics, library policies and procedures
  21. Performs related duties as required or assigned

Salary Range:      $60,000 – $80,000


HEAD-SPECIAL COLLECTIONS University of California-Santa Barbara

October 3, 2014

HEAD-SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

University of California-Santa Barbara

Embrace scholarly exploration, collaboration and intellectual engagement working with a team of professionals dedicated to diversity, integrity, and innovation as the Head of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library. The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, seeks an experienced, forward-looking, and engaging leader-scholar for the position of Head, Special Research Collections. The successful candidate will guide the Department through its continuing evolution into a dynamic and innovative resource serving diverse and changing scholar needs and interests. The Head will articulate a vision and strategic direction that promotes the visibility, accessibility, and impact of nationally and internationally recognized primary research collections, expert services, facilitate collaboration of relevant initiatives and programs, develop fundraising strategies, and integrate the treasures of the Department into teaching, research, and learning at the University. In addition, The Head of SRC will have the opportunity to participate in the planning, design, and furnishing of the new2015 three story addition. He/she will have the responsibility for envisioning, defining and initiating services, showcasing prominent collections, and offering special programs, exhibitions, etc. in this new state of the art facility.

The Department of Special Research Collections acquires, maintains, preserves, and ensures accessibility of its most valuable, rare and unique materials. The collection includes approximately 250,000 volumes, 16,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 100,000 photographs and 200,000+ early sound recordings. Named collections are the Wyles Collection of nineteenth and twentieth century American History, the American Religions Collection, the Performing Arts Collections, the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, and the Humanistic Psychology Archives. The Department of Special Research Collections also serves as the University Archive.

Responsibilities. The Head of Special Research Collections reports to the AUL for Research and Scholar Services and is responsible for the administration, planning, and management of the department personnel, resources, services, and operations. The incumbent has leadership and administrative responsibility for collection development, budgeting (including endowments, gifts, grant-funded projects), security and preservation, digitization projects, public relations, and fundraising activities. The Head establishes and sustains faculty and researcher relationships and is responsible for strategic and effective collection development, maintenance and preservation of collections, overall collection policies and works to ensure materials are discoverable, accessible and used by clientele.

The Head also works closely with University Librarian, other library administrators, Library Development Officer, faculty and professional colleagues to identify new sources and contacts for enhancing funds and collections, initiates and writes proposals, and provides stewardship for existing gifts and awards. In addition, the Head will work with others to organize and manage special events and exhibits and establish partnerships with campus departments, museums, UC system wide Special Collections Departments, and units within the library to maximize support and increase visibility of the collections.

Required Qualifications include an ALA-accredited MLIS or Masters in Archival Studies, an advanced degree in a relevant subject area or a substantial record of research and scholarship, and demonstrated experience in special collections or archives. The successful candidate will have superior leadership skills including demonstrated management and supervisory experience with success in leading, guiding, and fostering a dynamic workplace environment; ability to articulate a vision, set priorities, organizational goals, and introduce and manage change; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with campus scholars, officials, UC colleagues, dealers, vendors, staff, and library supporters.  The new Head will show a strong commitment to excellence in public service and a commitment to serving diverse users including faculty, students, researchers, community users, and visiting scholars. An understanding of emerging technologies, key issues and trends in archives and special collections is also a vital quality of the selected candidate. Other essential attributes are demonstrated success in cultivating donor relationships; a record of achievement in obtaining grants, gifts, or awards; the ability to organize, publicize, and promote a variety of events for the Department of Special Research Collections; and excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred qualifications include certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists; strong success in building outstanding special collections; demonstrated working knowledge of the rare book and manuscripts trade and familiarity with the principles and methods of conservation, preservation, and security of materials; experience working with curators, technical services, digital processing, and knowledge of copyright law. Excellent analytical, creative problem solving skills, and ability to exercise sound judgment; budget and resource allocations experience; and a record of active and continuous participation in professional associations are also desirable.

Compensation. The position offers a starting salary range of $73,238 to $116,220 and an attractive benefits package.

 

For additional information on the Library, the University and the region, please visit UCLinks.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send an in-depth cover letter and your curriculum vitae as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of November 9, 2014. Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.


TEMPORARY REFERENCE LIBRARIAN PART-TIME (20 hours/week) California College of the Arts

October 2, 2014

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

TEMPORARY REFERENCE LIBRARIAN

PART-TIME (20 hours/week)

Fall 2014 – appointment ends December 2014

OCTOBER 2014

 

THE COLLEGE:

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.

 

Job Description:

CCA Libraries are seeking a part-time Reference Librarian to provide professional reference services to meet the research needs of CCA students, faculty and staff.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides reference and research support for both the Oakland and San Francisco libraries, scheduling in-person reference desk hours in both libraries roughly equally
  • Preferred hours  Mon – Thurs  2 – 7 pm , but we are somewhat flexible.  Hours will be divided between our Oakland and San Francisco libraries.
  • Uses phone, email and chat for reference services as needed
  • Provides back-up staffing of the circulation desk as necessary

Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library Science and professional experience in an academic library preferred; current enrollment in an MLS/MLIS program with completion of a reference services course considered
  • Undergraduate degree or experience in an arts or design field preferred
  • Familiarly with reference and instruction services in a digital environment and knowledge of a range of print and electronic resources for undergraduate and graduate research needs
  • Expertise in research principles and database searching
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Teri Dowling

Associate Director of Libraries, California College of the Arts

tdowling@cca.edu


Digital Project Archivists

October 2, 2014

Digital Project Archivists
24-Month Appointment
The Bancroft Library

Assistant Librarian
$47,722 per annum
This recruitment is for two 50%-time, temporary appointments for 24 -months. The expected start date is December 1, 2014.

The University of California, Berkeley, is recruiting for two part-time (50% FTE) Digital Project Archivists to oversee the digitization and metadata workflows for collections related to the Japanese American War Relocation and Confinement that have been identified as priorities for online access. These are temporary, two-year appointments following on a successful completion of Phase One which focused on the digitization of the Library’s Japanese Evacuation and Relocation Survey Records. The successful candidate will have experience in digital collection processing, demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials, familiarity with digital project management and web and new media strategies, familiarity with library standards (EAD, METS, MARC, MODS), and strong communications skills.

The Environment

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

The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and special collections in the United States. As the primary center of special collections within the library system at Berkeley, Bancroft supports major research and reference activities and plays a leading role in the development of research collections. Bancroft holdings include over 500,000 volumes, 55,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 8 million photographs and other pictorial materials, 72,000 microforms, 23,000 maps, and over 12.5 terabytes of digital collections. Additional information regarding The Library and The Bancroft Library is available on the web at:http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/. Information about the NPS Phase One Project can be found at:http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/jais/

Responsibilities

The Digital Project Archivists will be responsible for digitally processing identified personal papers, photographs, maps, broadsides and A/V collections, linking the resulting digital collections to existing finding aid descriptions, ensuring the encoding of the finding aids and digital objects for delivery to the Online Archive of California and the UC3 preservation service, and overseeing association with the existing thematic website related to the Japanese American War Relocation and Confinement collections. The Digital Project Archivists will report to and work closely with the Head of Digital Collections Services, and will supervise student library employees as needed. The Digital Project Archivists will work with the Associate Director to fulfill reporting requirements to the granting agency, will work in consultation with curators in the digital processing of the collections, and will work with a Web Designer to make enhancements to the thematic website. The Digital Project Archivists will also work with the Head of Cataloging to update collection records in the bibliographic catalog.

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

Qualifications

Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree

Additional Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in digital collections processing, data migration, and/or digital curation. Demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials as it relates to born-digital collections.
  • Experience with managing time-driven projects.
  • Knowledge about Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) for archival collections.
  • Familiarity with Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) and Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS).
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills. .
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Access and Excel.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in history or computer science.
  • Born-Digital collections experience, including description, digitization, and authoring of EAD finding aids and METS digital objects.
  • Experience using WebGenDB, Archivists Toolkit, or similar content management system.

The UC Berkeley Library is committed to supporting and encouraging a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

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

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

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by October 27, 2014.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00555.Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: Submit applications online at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Send inquiries to:

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

 


Processing Archivist

October 2, 2014

Processing Archivist
24-Month Appointment
The Bancroft Library

Assistant Librarian
$47,722 per annum
This is a full-time temporary appointment for 24 months. The expected start date is December 1, 2014.

The University of California, Berkeley, is seeking a Processing Archivist whose primary responsibility will be to arrange and describe the records of the Save the Redwoods League housed in over 400 cartons. This is a full-time temporary appointment for two years. The successful candidate will have experience with manuscript collection processing of organizational and/or personal papers, demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials, work experience with project management, familiarity with archival standards (EAD, METS, MARC, MODS), and strong communication skills.

The Environment

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

The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and special collections in the United States. As the primary center of special collections within the library system at Berkeley, Bancroft supports major research and reference activities and plays a leading role in the development of research collections. Bancroft holdings include over 500,000 volumes, 55,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 8 million photographs and other pictorial materials, 72,000 microforms, 23,000 maps, and over 12.5 terabytes of digital collections. Additional information regarding The Library and The Bancroft Library is available on the web at:http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/.

Responsibilities

The Processing Archivist has full responsibility for managing the transfer of the collection to an off-campus worksite in Richmond where the project will be completed. He/she will review and evaluate the internal organization and make recommendations to the organization in keeping with the collection provenance. The archivist will supervise processing support staff consisting of graduate interns and undergraduate student assistants. The Archivist establishes workflow and work schedules, trains unit staff, and edits/reviews unit staff work-product, especially the creation of the finding aid. The Archivist works closely with curators in the assessment of the collection and in selection of collection materials. He/she works with the Bancroft Digital Collections Unit to develop the EAD-encoded finding aid. The Project Archivist will report to the Principal Manuscripts Archivist.

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

Qualifications

Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree in which coursework has focused on the intellectual control and organization of archival collections.

Additional Required Qualifications:

  • Evidence of effective project planning, management, and completion.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows.
  • Ability to meet a high standard of quality of work independently and expeditiously.
  • Ability to coordinate, schedule, and handle heavy workloads.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to safely move carts and book/flatbed trucks loaded up to 100 pounds; lift and bend with boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 pounds; carry large/awkward map carriers; climb and reach on step stools and rolling ladders; handle dollies and book/flatbed trucks.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of appraisal of complex organizational papers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with processing, arrangement and description of personal papers and/or records of organizations records through completed finding aids.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply DACS, MARC, and EAD encoding through completed catalog records and/or published finding aids.
  • Undergraduate degree in history or political science (especially US or Western US history).
  • Experience using a collection management system.

The UC Berkeley Library is committed to supporting and encouraging a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

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

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

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by October 27, 2014.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00556.Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: Submit applications online at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Send inquiries to:

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