Data and Information Specialist for the Social Sciences Center of Digital Liberal Arts – Occidental College

October 8, 2015

Data and Information Specialist for the Social Sciences
Center of Digital Liberal Arts

Summary

Occidental College is a small rigorous liberal arts institution at the edge of Los Angeles with a curricular emphasis on social justice, community-based learning, and global citizenship.  The Center for Digital Liberal Arts (CDLA) at Occidental helps to prepare Oxy’s diverse and talented students for a rapidly changing world through a variety of programs and offerings, including research support for students and faculty, digital media production tools and software, and professional development for faculty in digital pedagogy and scholarly communication.

Essential Functions

The CDLA seeks to expand our support for both qualitative and quantitative modes of inquiry across the social sciences through a focus on data curation, sharing, and analysis.  We seek a colleague who will:

• Collaborate directly with social science faculty to shape student learning goals, participate in related grant and funding opportunities, and inform assessments of student learning.
• Research and develop best practice in digital pedagogy and instructional design in the social sciences.
• Work with relevant academic departments and academic support units (e.g., the Center for Academic Excellence and the Academic Mastery Program) on ongoing efforts to develop data and computational literacies across the curriculum.
• Develop and instruct advanced workshops and advise students about research resources, methods, and scholarly practices across the social sciences, addressing information, geospatial, media, and statistical fluencies.
• Supervise and mentor student workers.
• Provide research and insight to the Library and Information Technology Services on emergent social science resources, identify and advocate for learning space, software, hardware, and other resource needs specific to the social sciences.
• Track emerging trends in pedagogy and technology across the social sciences; experiment with new approaches to scholarly content creation and presentation.
• Assess work activities, analyze evaluative data, and compile and report same – as required.
• Oversee and participate in a range of relevant special projects.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or social science and/or Ph.D. degree or advanced coursework in social sciences.
• Working knowledge of social science research practices and methods; demonstrated expertise using a range of social science data and information resources; experience with data visualization, geospatial, and statistical tools (e.g., R, SPSS, ArcGIS, Python, statistical analysis software, etc.)
• 3-5 years’ experience in an academic setting providing teaching, technology and/or student/faculty research support in the social sciences; familiarity with liberal arts educational models preferred.
• Excellent project management, communication and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively as a team member or independently.
• Proactive, intellectually curious, and self-motivated learner.

Please submit: Current CV or resume and a cover letter to resumes@oxy.edu.

Rolling review of applications begins October 12, 2015. Position is open until filled.


Academic Specialist (Recent U.S. History) – Library

October 8, 2015

University of California, Berkeley

Academic Specialist (Recent U.S. History)

Oral History Center

The Bancroft Library

Hiring range: Assistant Specialist, Step I – Associate Specialist, Step II $42,780-56,808 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full time appointment. The anticipated start date is December 1, 2015

The Oral History Center (OHC) of UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library seeks to hire a scholar to fill the position of academic specialist in recent U.S. history, with preferred expertise in at least one of the following fields: the history of arts, arts administration, and philanthropy; business; education (particularly higher education); and/or science, medicine, and technology (particularly the history of engineering). The academic specialist develops oral history projects, writes proposals and seeks funding, conducts interviews, participates in and coordinates educational initiatives, and engages in public outreach activities. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to serious research and believe in the value of publicly-engaged scholarship. We seek an individual who possesses an expertise in one or more of the above mentioned fields, yet also is versatile enough to interview in areas outside his/her immediate area of knowledge. The position requires occasional travel.

Responsibilities

The academic specialist works independently under the general supervision of the director to:

· Plan and coordinate oral history projects documenting various historical topics.

· Create work plans and budgets, including securing necessary funds, for in-depth oral history interviews. · Research and conduct interviews.

· Work alongside research, editorial, and technical staff in all aspects of oral history processing, including

editing, overseeing production tasks, preparing supporting material, and developing of multimedia

content.

· Assist director in development and management of educational initiatives, including but not limited to the

annual advanced oral history institute and introductory oral history workshops.

Qualifications

Minimum basic qualification at the time of application:

· Advanced degree (M.A. or equivalent degree or higher) in history, or a related field, with a research and publication record in the relevant field of expertise

Additional Required Qualifications by the time of hire:

· Experience in planning, conducting, editing, and completing in-depth archival oral histories

· Excellent organizational skills and careful attention to detail

· Demonstrated ability to complete projects in a timely manner and within budget while maintaining

consistent high quality

· Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain good rapport with interviewees, advisors, and donors,

and to work collaboratively with office staff

· Demonstrated project management, training, and leadership abilities

· Computer literate, in standard word processing programs and Internet research · Excellent oral and written communication skills

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

· Formal training in oral history methodology preferred

· Expertise in at least one of the following fields: the history of arts, arts administration, and philanthropy,

business, education (particularly higher education), and/or science, medicine, and technology (particularly the history of engineering)

· Teaching experience highly desirable

· Ability to work with undergraduate and graduate students and guide them on their projects· Proposal-writing and fundraising experience extremely desirable

· Fluency with up-to-date software programs such as Drupal, MS Project, Adobe Creative Suite

(particularly Audition and Premiere), Google docs, etc. · Ability to work in languages other than English a plus

The Library at UC Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

For the complete job announcement, including more information about the position and application materials, go to http://apptrkr.com/681075

For questions, please contact Susan E. Wong at librec@library.berkeley.edu. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.


Director of Library Business and Enterprise Services (DLBES)

October 5, 2015

UCLA Library

Title: Director of Library Business and Enterprise Services (DLBES)

Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian/Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Library Business and Enterprise Services (DLBES) serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the UCLA Library System. The DLBES provides leadership and vision and has overall responsibility for the business and fiscal operations of all Library departments (within Organization 8300), which includes 5 major departments: General Library (5400), Science Libraries (5415), Southern Regional Library Facility (5420), Library Reprographics Services (5460) and College Library Instructional Computing Commons (CLICC) (5465) and directly manages Library Business Services and Library Reprographic Services vision to shape Services.

Working closely with the University Librarian, Deputy University Librarian, senior management team, the Executive Director of Library Development, and the Library Office of Research Administration (LORA), provides assistance in the execution of fundraising strategies, the cultivation and stewardship of donors, and proposals to support the goals and activities of the department and Library. The DLBES works directly with units and department heads to develop goals, provide appropriate training and updates, and creates and deploys each unit’s annual operating budget. The DLBES collaborates with other departments and units throughout the Library and across the campus and fosters a flexible, collaborative work environment, and a strong team spirit to establish and support creative initiatives and facilitate new partnerships and interdisciplinary projects.

 

The UCLA Library is an administrative organization, reporting to the Executive Vice-Chancellor and Provost, and it is primarily responsible for providing access to and delivery of information resources to the students, faculty, and staff of UCLA. The UCLA Library is recognized for its comprehensive collections, outstanding services, and innovative approaches to the changing landscape of scholarly communication. Its physical facilities function as dynamic, communal laboratories of ideas, experimentation, and breakthroughs, and the Library provides a robust infrastructure that supports digital research and scholarship. Its annual budget is more than $45 million, and it is a member of ARL, CNI, CRL, CLIR, IFLA, and SPARC. The organizational environment in the UCLA Library emphasizes creativity, excellence, collaboration, and experimentation with new approaches.

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience in providing and managing financial management services in a large organization with an annual operating budget greater than $10 million.

 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of fiscal and accounting operations and practices, preferably those in a public or private university and/or academic or research library. Demonstrated leadership ability, analytical skills, creative and innovative problem solving skills, and a strong commitment to service excellence.

 

  • Evidence of competence in strategic planning, introducing and managing change in a complex environment, budget planning and allocation in a complex organization.

 

  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and regulations, management and regulation of sales and service activities, and cash handling management and requirements. Demonstrated knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and best practices pertaining to accounting transactions and internal controls.

 

  • Ability to identify improvements required by statutory, auditing or other findings and practices and to implement or revise systems and workflows to achieve these improvements.

 

 

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze financial and other information, problems, practices, or procedures to identify issues; articulate concerns; formulate logical and objective conclusions; and recommend solutions.

 

 

 

Full information concerning the job qualifications are listed on the official UCLA job posting.

 

Benefits

UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks’ vacation per year; an average of 12 days sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan; and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

 

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants may apply for this position via the UCLA Career Opportunities website at: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu using Requisition 21827 or via the following quick link:

 

hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65493

Application Deadline: 10/31/15

The University of California 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.

Internal Number: Requisition 21827

Social Sciences and Ethnic Studies Team Librarian

October 5, 2015

The Claremont Colleges, a distinguished consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges and two graduate institutions located just east of Los Angeles, California, seeks an energetic, innovative and productive Social Sciences and Ethnic Studies Team Librarian for the Claremont Colleges Library.

This position offers an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to develop collaborative ongoing relationships with faculty, students, and staff to support research, teaching, and learning within Social Sciences and Ethnic Studies fields across the Claremont Colleges.

Reporting to the Social Sciences Team Leader in the Research, Teaching, and Learning Services (RTLS) division, the librarian will be responsible for providing campus liaison and subject specialist services, information literacy instruction, and reference and research services, and for selecting, acquiring, and managing information resources in the Social Sciences. The successful candidate will join a team that has broad purview for ensuring that the library meets the needs of students and faculty in Social Sciences and Ethnic Studies disciplines, and that has become a strong and well-integrated partner in learning and intellectual activities within the consortium.

The incumbent will have the opportunity to further contribute to the success of the library through a liaison assignment to one of the Claremont Colleges. The RTLS division provides an innovative matrix approach to enhancing the user experience through a compelling package of information literacy instruction, research and scholarly communication services, selection of information resources, outreach, and programmatic activities.

Requirements include a MLIS degree from an accredited ALA program and three years’ professional experience working in public services in an academic library. An undergraduate degree in a Social Science or Ethnic Studies discipline is preferred.
Salary is negotiable, with full benefits package included. For the complete position description and application procedures visit: http://jobs.cuc.claremont.edu/postings/1015. Candidates applying by October 26, 2015 will be given first consideration.

 

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Team Librarian

October 5, 2015

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Team Librarian
Claremont Colleges Library

The Claremont Colleges, a distinguished consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges and two graduate institutions located just east of Los Angeles, California, seeks a STEM Team Librarian for the Claremont Colleges Library. This position offers an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to develop collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff to support research, teaching, and learning with STEM communities across the Claremont Colleges.

Reporting to the STEM Team Leader in the Research, Teaching, and Learning Services (RTLS) division, the librarian is responsible for college liaison and subject specialist services; information literacy instruction; Research Data Management Education instruction; reference and research services; and selection and management of information resources specifically related to STEM fields. The RTLS division provides an innovative matrix approach to enhancing the user experience through a compelling package of information literacy instruction, research services, selection of information resources, outreach to the colleges, and programmatic activities.

Requirements include a MLIS degree from an accredited ALA program (or equivalent education and experience) and at least two years of professional experience working in public services in an academic library.

Salary is negotiable, with full benefits package included. For the complete position description and application procedures visit: http://jobs.cuc.claremont.edu/postings/1022. Candidates applying by November 2, 2015 will be given first consideration

 

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