Cataloging and Metadata Librarian – California State University, Fullerton

September 30, 2015

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Tenure-Track

California State University, Fullerton’s (CSUF) Pollak Library is seeking an energetic, collaborative, and service-centered cataloging and metadata librarian who is innovative, technologically adept and has experience working with cataloging and metadata standards and tools.

 

Position

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian works in close collaboration with Collection and Processing Services (CPS) Unit personnel to coordinate cataloging and metadata work for library materials in all formats. To ensure that materials are cataloged in an efficient and accurate manner, the successful candidate will be responsible for evaluating current procedures, developing policies, and assessing emerging standards and best practices in light of the evolving needs of the campus community. The position provides strategic leadership and coordinates the day-to-day cataloging activities of library staff.

 

This position steers decision-making within the library about general cataloging and classification practices, as well as standards, fields, and codes related to the Integrated Library System (ILS). As the California State University system prepares for a system-wide migration to Alma, the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will provide expertise and leadership in catalog migration preparation from the current ILS (Millennium).

 

Positive tenure and promotion decisions require taking part in scholarly and professional activities and serving on department, library, and University committees.

 

Responsibilities

  • Serve as Coordinator of the Cataloging Section and the campus expert on cataloging and metadata issues.
  • Create and maintain original cataloging records.
  • Resolve complex copy cataloging and post-cataloging problems, including upgrading existing data in compliance with current national standards.
  • Coordinate current cataloging policies in accordance with developing national standards and shifting local needs, including writing Cataloging Policy Documents for the section.
  • Create and advise on the maintenance of authority records.
  • Coordinate with vendors to acquire catalog records meeting appropriate standards.
  • Participate in CPS Unit leadership team, setting goals and defining strategies for making resources discoverable by the California State University, Fullerton community.

 

 

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA- accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment.
  • Two or more years of experience performing original and copy cataloging of library materials in variety of formats.
  • Experience with a variety of national standards, such as RDA, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, LCC, and CONSER.
  • Ability to coordinate with vendors to acquire cataloging records meeting appropriate standards.
  • Experience with authority work.
  • Evidence of interest in professional and scholarly activities.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work both independently and collegially in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Well-developed analytical, organizational and communications skills (oral, written, and interpersonal).
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, staff, faculty, and community.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactory complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

 

Preferred:

  • Current awareness of and experience with emerging metadata standards and trends (e.g. BIBFRAME, linked data principles, etc.)
  • Experience working with providers of outsourced cataloging and processing.
  • Experience training and developing staff in a production-oriented environment.
  • Familiarity with shared catalogs and library consortiums.
  • Experience managing metadata in a digital or institutional repository.

 

Rank & Salary

This is a tenure track position and will be at the rank of either Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent comprehensive benefits are available and include health/vision/dental plans, defined benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities; spouse/domestic partner/dependent fee-waiver as well as access to campus child-care and an affordable housing program. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.asp

 

Appointment Date

December 1, 2015

 

 

Application Procedure

A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment  to view all job listings and select8298BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. Letters of interest (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of reference (see instruction below)

 

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

 

For questions about the position, please call: (657) 278-8254 or email trishcampbell@fullerton.edu

 

Application Deadline

For full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 26, 2015. Applications will continue to be accepted until recommendations for appointments are made.

 

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

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


Instruction Librarian – UC Merced Library

September 30, 2015

Position Title: Instruction Librarian

The UC Merced Library seeks a collaborative and creative instruction librarian.  In this position, the instruction librarian will engage with students, faculty, and campus partners to increase students’ information literacy skills particularly through instruction connected to, or integrated in, course curriculum.  More broadly, the instruction librarian will connect library users to information and library services through reference, outreach, and liaison activities.

Appointment: Appointment will be at the Associate Librarian rank.

Salary:  $53,116 to $60,684

Closing Date: 1 November 2015

Additional Information:  To view the full job posting and to apply, please visit https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00259


Library Services Specialist III, Lead Library Evening/Night & Weekend Services Specialist – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

September 29, 2015

Library Services Specialist III, Lead Library Evening/Night & Weekend Services Specialist

 

Position Description

*Note, position available is for the Lead Library Night Specialist and will include working between the hours of 10pm-2am Sunday-Thursday. This position will have a set and regular schedule during the academic year, but rotate to an alternate schedule during academic break periods due to library operational hours. 1 position available.

Access Services comprises the Circulation, Stacks Maintenance, and Course Reserves functions of the library. Under the general direction of the Manager of Access Services, the incumbent in this position is a member of the Access Services team and in coordination with Access Services staff, is responsible for providing lead oversight of the more complex and/or specialized technical and paraprofessional Library Access Services functions on weekday and weekend afternoon, evening, and night shifts during the academic year. Activities during shift include: staffing the circulation desk and/or maintaining circulation operations; supervising Access Services student assistants, opening and closing the building; monitoring public areas of the building, interacting with library patrons to maintain a positive and safe environment, and noting problem areas and communicating them to supervisors and University Police; checking library materials in and out using library systems; updating and maintaining the patron database; overseeing student shelving; assisting patrons in finding materials, and with questions related to circulation policies and procedures; and resolving patron problems.

This position will also provide support to the Access Services department during particularly busy times of the academic year; will provide backup to Access Services staff for planned and unplanned absences; and provide additional support as needed on special projects.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only)

High school education or equivalent certification plus two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Thorough knowledge of & ability to interpret overall library policies & procedures & an in-depth knowledge of library operations, policies & procedures pertaining to assigned functional area, including a solid understanding of individual work functions & the ability to adapt work procedures.
  • Working knowledge of library collection & its organization, as well as classification schemes. Demonstrated expertise in creating & correcting bibliographic records.
  • Thorough knowledge of external on-line databases, system and resources, including the ability to perform complex on-line searches.
  • Thorough knowledge of library policies & practices associated with the ethical use of & access to library & on-line resources.
  • Working knowledge of national standards pertaining to library operations, including a thorough knowledge of institutional standards pertaining to copyright & intellectual property protection and the ability to interpret & apply them, as well as explain them to patrons, to ensure compliance.
  • Demonstrated expertise in using library automated system(s), especially subsystem(s) pertaining to the functional area, including database maintenance.
  • Ability to investigate & research more complex problems, including analyzing & interpreting information.
  • Working knowledge of library accounting & budget procedures & allocation processes, & ability to apply this knowledge to assist in handling vendor accounts & the budget process.
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of lead work direction including assisting in employee selection, training employees in new work procedures, assigning work, organizing work flow & establishing priorities, reviewing work, providing input to performance evaluations & promoting teamwork to optimize effectiveness. Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn campus human resource practices & payroll procedures.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism.
  • Ability to use tact & diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level & sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities & to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
  • Ability to initiate, establish & foster communication & teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in & outside the University with the ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population & with those from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently with little instruction; take initiative, anticipate problems & solve issues in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently using relevant knowledge to determine the best course of action & to respond appropriately & calmly to unexpected events or problems.
  • Strong communication & interpretive skills to be able to assist in resolving patron problems & complaints, assess patron information needs, & orient & guide patrons in use of more complex library & on-line resources both verbally & in writing.
  • Ability to use judgment in interpreting access services policies & procedures & apply them accurately in performing work functions, as well as the ability to evaluate procedures & recommend changes.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear & understandable manner, both verbally & in writing.
  • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Ability to interpret, communicate and apply policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems, internet as well as online calendaring and email.
  • Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures.

 

Preferred Qualifications / Skills

  • Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
  • Associate’s level degree or equivalent education.
  • Prior library operations experience including working in an academic library’s Access Services department.
  • Prior experience supervising students and/or other staff.
  • Experience with Innovative system(s)/software.

 

How to apply

To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG to complete the required online staff application and apply to requisition #103834. Applicants will have the option of attaching a Cover Letter, Resume and three Letters of Recommendation via the online employment system. Applicants needing computer/internet access may contact Cal Poly Human Resources at: (805) 756-2236, for information on available resources.

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

Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/minorities/females/vet/disability.


Dean, Learning Resources

September 29, 2015

Santa Monica College

Dean, Learning Resources

Posting Number: 0000230

Position Type: Academic Administrative

Department: ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Position Profile

Under the direction of the Vice President, Academic Affairs, the Dean, Learning Resources provides vision, leadership, and administrative oversight for the Learning Resources programs for the District. The Dean directs, organizes, and manages program planning and development in accordance with the mission, student learning outcomes, and goals of the College. In collaboration with staff and faculty members the Dean is responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of Learning Resources programs and delivery of services in support of the academic programs. The Dean serves as a member of the Academic Affairs administrative team and provides leadership and support for the academic operations of the college.

Duties:

– Provide administrative leadership for Learning Resources including learning laboratories and instructional assistance in multiple academic disciplines, tutoring, and supplemental instruction in order to promote student engagement and success. Assist in the development of online learning resources to support student success.

– Serve as a liaison between instructional support services and the campus community for the purposes of assessing and planning program services and needs.

– Support, implement, and promote technology as related to Learning Resources and classroom instruction.

– Provide supervision and direction to the Associate Dean, Online Services and Support; Associate Dean, Instructional and Student Programs; Director, Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring; Director, Library Services; and the Media and Reprographic Services Manager.

– Regularly evaluate and assess the effectiveness and efficiency of Learning Resources and instructional support services. Engage in annual program review.

– Collaborate with the Center for Teaching Excellence staff to promote high quality instructional practice and student success, specifically related to instructional support services.

– Support the District’s Student Equity Plan and related programs and activities.

– Represent the District in development of contracts with external vendors related to Learning Resources.

– Develop, implement, and manage area budgets.

– Engage in participatory governance processes and activities and serve on other college committees as assigned.

– Serve on hiring and evaluation committees for faculty and staff.

– Participate in accreditation and program review processes.

– Ensure compliance with regulations, district policies, and collective bargaining agreements.

– Assume leadership for projects and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

The qualified candidate must possess a master’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited institution and have at least three years of leadership experience reasonable related to the administrative assignment.

Must be sensitive to and have awareness and understanding of the academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the community college student population, including students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include recent successful experience in learning resource administration or experience as a department or division chair or director or dean as well as teaching experience in higher education. Competitive candidates will have:

– The ability to work effectively as a member of the administrative team to realize the College’s vision, mission, goals, and institutional learning outcomes.

– Knowledge of and experience with innovative instructional technology solutions.

– Willingness to adopt a “hands-on” approach to completion of projects and tasks, to work in a dynamic environment that requires flexibility, and to balance multiple responsibilities.

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills in addition to excellent interpersonal skills dealing with all college constituencies and members of the public.

– Strong computer skills and the ability to work with technical staff in developing technology solutions.

– Creative problem solving skills.

– The ability to lead in a participatory governance environment emphasizing collaboration and consensus building.

– This position supervises classified personnel and managers.

Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

– Ability to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

– Possess excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

– Skill and ability to relate and work with people and systems from diverse cultures and bureaucracies;

– Ability to create a safe, collegial environment for faculty and students.

– Skill and ability to reconcile divergent views of others.

– Work collegially, communicate openly & effectively.

– Knowledge of and ability and skill to plan, implement and evaluate instructional programs.

– Knowledge of and ability to interpret and comply with applicable laws and codes relevant to the assignment.

– Knowledge of the statues, regulations, and principles that guide participatory governance.

– Ability to develop, administer and manage a complex budget.

Fringe Benefits:

– 24 paid vacation days

– 12 paid ill days

– Fully paid medical, dental and vision care coverage for the employee and dependents

– $50,000 Life insurance for employee

– STRS (State Teachers Retirement System) or PERS (Public Employees Retirement System if pre-qualified)

The selection process shall include the following steps:

(a) A screening/evaluation committee will review application materials to determine minimum qualifications for the position are met;

(b) A pool of qualifying candidates will be invited to an initial interview with the selection committee at the Santa Monica Community College District’s main campus or one of its satellite campuses;

(c) Upon completion of initial interview process, the selection committee will recommend candidates for final interview with the Superintendent/President who will recommend a candidate for appointment by the Board of Trustees.

Applicants will be notified by letter of their status as the committee progresses through the hiring process. Candidates who are selected for a final interview with the Superintendent/President should not expect official notification of the status of candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the Superintendent/President’s recommendation.

All travel costs related to an initial interview will be borne by the candidate. Only ½ of the airfare cost to the Superintendent/President’s interview will be borne by the college.

The Santa Monica Community College District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer of any candidate and to investigate past employment records.

The Santa Monica Community College District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay filling the position indefinitely if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.

Accommodation: Candidates with legally defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodation in the interview and the selection process by notifying the Office of Human Resources by the deadline date. Candidates may be required to supply documentation supporting the need for the accommodation when the request is made.

For Santa Monica Community College Campuses & Program Sites please go to the website below:

http://www.smc.edu/campusmap/default.htm

For Airport, Hotel and traveling information please go to the Santa Monica Convention and Visitor Bureau website below:

Home Page

Conditions of Employment: Appointment subject to verification of official transcripts, current or previous employment, tuberculosis exam, and fingerprint clearance. Selected candidate must provide identification and work authorization.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Disclosure The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants for employment, as well as District employees, shall have full and equal access to employment opportunity. No person shall be subjected to unlawful discrimination in any program or activity of the District. The District’s Board Policy 3120 (EEO) may be accessed at: http://www.smc.edu/ACG/

Documents/Board_Policy_Manual/BP_3000_Human_Resources.pdf

Equivalency Statement: The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications. For further details regarding equivalency criteria, please download the Equivalency Application Statement Form available at http://jobs.smc.edu.

Posting Date: 09-17-2015

All applications and materials must be received by the Closing Date

Closing Date: 10-30-2015

Required Applicant Documents:

Resume

Cover Letter

Applicable Transcript 1 (Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcript are required)

Number of reference letters required: 3

Optional Applicant Documents:

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Philosophy

Other Document

Applicable Transcript 2 (Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcript are required)

Applicable Transcript 3 (Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcript are required)

Equivalency Statement Form

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Accommodation:

Candidates with legally-defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodation in the interview and the selection process by notifying the Office of Human Resources.

Cover letter:

Include why you are interested in the position of Dean, Learning Resources.

Please note:

An email notification will be delivered to your reference provider once you have completed your application and attached the required documents (via the online process). The reference provider will then submit their confidential letter of reference via the online confidential portal.

Your application is not considered complete without the submission of the confidential letters of reference through the online system.

It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received on or before the closing date.

Salary Range: $142,045 – $164,669

Employment Status: No Response

Quicklink for Posting: http://apptrkr.com/679892


Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-Time Temporary)

September 29, 2015

San José State University

San José, California

ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION AVAILABILITY

Subject to Budgetary Approval

Specialization: Health Science Librarian

Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-Time Temporary)

Minimum Qualifications:

• ALA accredited Master’s degree in Librarianship or its equivalent.

• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using print and electronic library resources and services in a library setting.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to work collaboratively with other librarians, support staff, teaching faculty and students in an evolving organization and rapidly changing information environment.

• One year experience working in a library setting.

• Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population, as gained through cross-cultural study, training, teaching and/or other comparable experiences.

Preferred Qualifications

• Undergraduate or graduate degree in a health science-related area or equivalent work experience

• Familiarity with disciplinary information resources and databases

Responsibilities:

Expected duties in this position include the following:

• Provide quality reference service at the Reference Desk or through online tools during days, evenings, and/or weekends.

• Teach sessions for classes and groups as part of the librarians’ information literacy program.

• Perform collection management activities such as selection and evaluation.

• Develop online resources and bibliographic guides.

• Collaborate with colleagues to develop innovative services in areas such as outreach, marketing, and digital resources

• Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: January 2, 2016

Eligibility:

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures:

Please mail the following items to the address listed below:

• Cover letter expressing qualifications and relevant experiences,

• A resume/CV of academic preparation, experience and qualifications,

• The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references

SJSU, University Library Attention: Evelia Sanchez One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0028

For full consideration, applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2015. If selected for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide original transcripts, and three original letters of recommendation. Please contact the SJSU Library Human Resources Office at 408-808-2080 if you have questions.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23- campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University’s annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (http://www.sjsu.edu/police.)


Chemistry Librarian & LBNL Liaison – Library

September 29, 2015

University of California, Berkeley

Chemistry Librarian & LBNL Liaison – Library

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 3rd, 2015 Next review date: October 5th, 2015

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: February 26th, 2016

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

$53, 116 – $71,203 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time appointment. The anticipated start date is December 2015.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian to join a team of specialists supporting world-class research and teaching in the engineering and physical sciences through active engagement with collection development, data and information literacy initiatives, course-based instruction, individual research assistance, and outreach to students, faculty and the broader academic community. This position serves as the subject librarian for chemistry and chemical & biomolecular engineering and takes a leadership role in instructional initiatives throughout the engineering and physical sciences libraries. The librarian also provides collection development and liaison support to researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), an affiliated U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory.

The Environment

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

The Library’s Engineering & Physical Sciences Division consists of five libraries – the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library, Earth Sciences & Map Library, Engineering Library, Mathematics Statistics Library, and Physics-Astronomy Library. These libraries maintain research-level print and digital collections to support the research and teaching programs of the College of Chemistry, the College of Engineering, and the College of Letters & Science’s Mathematical & Physical Sciences Division. These collections are also heavily used by researchers throughout the university community and beyond.

Responsibilities

The Chemistry Librarian & LBNL Liaison serves as the selector for chemistry and chemical & biomolecular engineering and liaison to the College of Chemistry. The librarian selects materials in all formats, manages collections through storage and weeding, and monitors budgets and approval plans for the assigned subject areas. The librarian also collaborates with other librarians on campus and within the UC System on collection decisions for print and electronic resources. The librarian contributes to reference and instructional services including virtual reference, consultations, in-person classes, online subject guides, and other instructional materials.

The librarian also serves as the liaison to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) as part of the team supporting the LBNL-UCB Library partnership. The librarian advises on collection development for licensed electronic collections for LBNL, purchases print materials on behalf of the LBNL Library, collaborates with the LBNL Library staff on special projects between the libraries at UC Berkeley and LBNL, and supports the LBNL Library on instruction and outreach to LBNL research staff about relevant collections, activities, and services.

Reporting to the Head of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Division, this position will also take a lead role for information literacy instruction within the division. The librarian will develop, promote, and teach in-person classes and online instructional materials for chemical information resources and tools as well as collaborate with other librarians in the division on designing and implementing instructional programs, including for online degree programs. The successful candidate will serve on the UC Berkeley Library’s Teaching & Learning Expertise Group on behalf of the division and become the division’s knowledge leader for current trends in information literacy and instructional design. This position will also collaborate frequently with colleagues in the Life & Health Sciences Division and other divisions.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. 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.

Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:

● American Library Association-accredited Master’s degree or equivalent degree

Additional Required Qualifications by start date in position:

● Academic background in chemistry, cheminformatics or closely related discipline

● Demonstrated knowledge of information resources related to chemistry and chemical & biomolecular engineering

● Demonstrated aptitude for teaching and instructional design

● Experience providing reference, consultation, and instructional services

● Proven commitment to public services and improving the user experience

● Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills

● Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

● Advanced degree in chemistry or closely related discipline

● Demonstrated understanding of the research process in the sciences and/or engineering

● Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library

● Experience with creating and delivering instruction to students in online programs

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, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at http://apptrkr.com/673891. 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, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: 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, CA 94720-6000

mailto:librec@library.berkeley.edu

(510) 642-3778

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/LHRD/librec.html

Requirements

Documents

Curriculum Vitae – Curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience.

Cover Letter – A cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications.

References3 references required (contact information only)

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Curator of Latin Americana – Library

September 29, 2015

University of California, Berkeley

Curator of Latin Americana – Library

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 24th, 2015 Next review date: September 30th, 2015

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: November 30th, 2015

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

Hiring range: Associate Librarian – Librarian $64,006 – $95,596 per annum, based on qualifications

This is a full-time appointment. The anticipated start date is January 2, 2016.

The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, seeks a Curator of Latin Americana to manage its collections related to Mexico and Central America. The incumbent shares responsibility, including collection development, for the US-Mexico borderlands with the Curator of Western Americana. The Curator of Latin Americana works closely with faculty and students conducting research in a variety of academic fields related to this geographic area, and supports the campus community through specialized reference services and instructional programs. The Curator of Latin Americana also contributes to general reference and research services provided in Bancroft.

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, and the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, and numerous 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 the collections and build their research skills.

Discover more about the Library through our website at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu.

The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of rare materials in the West. Its holdings include more than 600,000 volumes, 60,000,000 manuscripts, 8,200,000 photographs and other pictorial materials, 86,000 microforms, 300,000 digital images, and 35,000 maps, as well as numerous other categories of unique material. The two largest collections are the Bancroft Collection of Western and Latin Americana and the Rare Books Collection. The Bancroft Library’s Latin Americana Collection is one of the world’s great repositories of primary and secondary materials on Mexico and Central America. It includes a rich core of manuscript material and rare imprints. Bancroft’s extensive materials on Colonial Mexico and the Northern territories are complemented by strong holdings from the National Period to the present. The collection includes significant materials relating to the Mexican/American War, Emperor Maximilian, the presidencies of Benito Juarez Porfirio Diaz, and the Mexican Revolution. Building on the traditional strengths of its Latin American Collection, Bancroft continues to acquire historical and contemporary materials related to Mexico and Central America. For additional information about The Bancroft Library and its collections see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library.

Responsibilities

The Curator of Latin Americana continually analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the collection in order to manage its development, preservation, and growth. This involves building archival and research collections on Mexico and Central America, including secondary materials. The Latin Americana Curator reports to the Deputy Director and, in consultation with him and the Bancroft Curatorial Group, has curatorial responsibility for the Latin American Collection. The incumbent serves as a member of the Bancroft Public Services staff and spends approximately one-fourth of her/his time on reference activities, including scheduled shifts at Bancroft’s reference desk. Librarians at Bancroft serve an extremely varied group of readers who range from members of the general public and relatively inexperienced undergraduates to advanced graduate students, faculty members, visiting scholars, and other readers from across the state and around the world. The Curator of Latin Americana provides instructional support as requested for these groups.

The Curator of Latin Americana functions as an ambassador of The Bancroft Library in dealing with the Berkeley faculty and students, general and specialized readers, representatives of the antiquarian book trade, private collectors, librarians at Berkeley and elsewhere in the profession, and the donor community. The incumbent maintains contact with specialists in Mexico and Central America, occasionally attending international conferences and book fairs, and works to promote Bancroft through exhibitions, talks, and other outreach to the community.

Working in a highly collegial environment, the incumbent contributes to the Library-wide planning process through participation in divisions, function and subject councils, ad hoc task forces, and other committees as appropriate.

UC Berkeley librarians 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: American Library Association (ALA)-accredited master’s degree or equivalent degree

Additional Required Qualifications by Date of Hire:

• At least three years of experience in an academic or research library with demonstrated success as a Latin Americana Curator or Selector with experience in archives and special collections, acquisitions and collection development, and reference or public service.

• Fluency in Spanish language – speaking, reading, and writing.

• Excellent analytical, interpersonal, problem-solving, and communication skills.

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students and campus user communities.

• Knowledge of appropriate bibliographic tools or technologies applicable to Latin American Studies.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

• An advanced degree in Spanish, Latin American Studies, or a related field.

• Ph.D. in a subject field pertaining to Bancroft’s Latin Americana collection.

• Fluency in Latin, Portuguese, and/or French languages (speaking, reading, writing).

• Experience in preparing and teaching seminars for students from academic programs

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 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.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at http://apptrkr.com/673916. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong

Director, Library Human Resources

Phone: (510) 642-3778

Email: mailto:librec@library.berkeley.edu

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/LHRD/librec.html

Requirements

Documents

Curriculum Vitae – C.V. noting degrees and relevant work experience

Cover Letter – Cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications

References3 references required (contact information only)

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Electronic Resources and Serials Cataloging/Metadata Librarian

September 17, 2015

The University of California, Irvine Libraries invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources and Serials Cataloging/Metadata Librarian.  This position is responsible for cataloging and maintenance of serials and e-resources in all formats and languages.  We are seeking a knowledgeable, energetic, and enthusiastic librarian eager to join the Libraries as we increase participation in non-MARC metadata creation for digital collections.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply.  The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

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.  Apply via UC Recruit at:  https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03128.

Applications received by October 19, 2015 will receive first consideration.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

 


Research Librarian for the Health Sciences

September 17, 2015

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks a creative, knowledgeable, proactive, collaborative, and user-oriented Research Librarian for the Health Sciences to develop and manage collections and plan and deliver innovative liaison, reference, and instruction services in the health sciences.

The Research Librarian for the Health Sciences supports the educational, research and clinical needs for the School of Medicine and additionally works with a team to support programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nursing Science, and Public Health. Working in a collegial environment with other librarians for the health sciences, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing print and electronic collections, and will provide liaison, outreach, instruction, and reference to faculty, researchers, staff, and students.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply.  The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

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.  Apply via UC Recruit at:  https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03126 .

Applications received by October 19, 2015 will receive first consideration.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

 


Reference/Instruction Librarian – The American University in Cairo

September 14, 2015
 

 

About The American University in Cairo:Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs.  AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.


Job Description:

Under the direction of the Head of Research and Information Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development and delivery of library services and resources that facilitate research and learning at the university.  Specifically, he/she will participate as a member of the research services team in the provision of electronic and print research services for AUC Library patrons through the Learning Commons and other service points. Other major areas of responsibility include collection development, instruction, outreach in a targeted discipline as a library liaison, and teaching in the Information Literacy program.


Requirements:

The successful candidate must have an ALA accredited MLS degree, excellent oral and written skills in English, skilled in current information retrieval technologies, demonstrated skills and experience in delivering high quality research service using both traditional print and digital resources, broad subject expertise appropriate to a liberal arts educational institution, experience in instruction (one-on-one and classroom) in an academic library environment, ability to work effectively independently and in a team, ability to sustain a strong service oriented attitude to provide a positive and constructive experience for all library users. HIGHLY DESIRABLE: Library subject area experience or academic background. A second masters degree, proficiency in a second language and experience in a multicultural environment desirable but not mandatory.


Additional Information:

This is a Faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor.
The position will remain open until filled.


Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:
a) a current CV;
b) a letter of interest;
c) a statement of teaching philosophy;
d) a completed Personnel Information Form;
e) at least three reference letters from referees familiar with your professional background sent directly to lltjob@aucegypt.edu.
Note: Please remember that your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required).
URL: www.aucegypt.edu/OFFICES/HR/Pages/default.aspx

Category:Library

Department:Libraries and Learning Technologies

Locations:Cairo, Egypt

Posted:Aug 09, ’15

Type:Full-time

Ref. No.:LLT-1-2015