Tenure-track Liaison – Systems Librarian

December 26, 2016
The Meriam Library at California State Chico invites applications for a full-time, 12 month, tenure-track Liaison – Systems Librarian at the Senior Assistant Librarian level to start late spring or summer 2017. California State University, Chico is located about an hour north of Sacramento in Northern California. The mainly residential campus has an enrollment of approximately 16,000 FTE. The Meriam Library supports a comprehensive university curriculum at the Master’s degree level and emphasizes active engagement and outreach with faculty and students. The Library is a unit of Academic Affairs. The full position announcement is available at https://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/4071 (Reposted). EOE/M/F/VET/DIS.

Librarian for the College of Professional Studies

December 26, 2016

The Humboldt State University Library invites applications for a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track Librarian for the College of Professional Studies. HSU serves over 8,000 students, and the College of Professional Studies (CPS) serves 2,782 students. We seek a collaborative and innovative instruction librarian to focus on the development and delivery of user-centered library services to the students, faculty and staff to the College of Professional Studies (CPS). As a member of the Library’s Information & Research Services Unit, the successful candidate will collaborate on instruction and research services programs, assessment of programs, and collection development activities.

http://www2.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/jobs/2017-18%20Vacancies/7724_1718_LIB_CPS_Vacancy.pdf


Library Director – California Institute of Integral Studies

December 20, 2016

San Francisco, California, United States, 94103

Company Description:

ABOUT CIIS

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an internationally-recognized leader in integral education. CIIS has an enrollment of more than 1,600 students pursuing degrees in a variety of academic programs in its schools of Consciousness and Transformation, Professional Psychology and Health, Undergraduate Studies, and American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition, CIIS hosts a vibrant art exhibition program through The Arts at CIIS, and offers a dynamic array of events through its Public Programs & Performances division, including workshops, concerts, and conferences. The University provides low-cost mental health and acupuncture services to the San Francisco Bay Area through its 10 award-winning counseling and acupuncture clinics. CIIS is accredited by the Western Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and the Clinical Psychology program is a candidate for accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA).

The CIIS Laurance S. Rockefeller branch Library, in the University’s main Mission Street building in the SOMA section of San Francisco, holds over 175,000 books (24,000 physical and approximately 151,000 e-books), subscribes to approximately 12,700 journals online with some in print, has 31 database subscriptions and approximately 1,500 audio-visual materials and over 700 streaming video titles, as well as Institute archives and an institutional repository. A second branch library, the Shuji Goto Library, is housed at the ACTCM campus in the Potrero Hill section of San Francisco. Both libraries offer an increasing number of reference and instructional services to both residential and distance-learning students. The catalog and circulation system are available through KOHA, an open-source Integrated Library System.
Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY

The Library Director is responsible for all aspects of library operations: leadership, decision making, administration, supervision, strategic planning, budget planning and fiscal control, technology, collections development, public and technical services, and liaison with the CIIS community, consortium libraries, and the broader library community and professional library organizations. The Director works collaboratively with a team comprised of professional, library, archival, and technical staff and numerous student workers. There are currently two staff at the Shuji Goto branch library (with plans for a third) and seven staff at the Rockefeller library.

The successful candidate will have not only the requisite experience and expertise but also be an effective communicator who works comfortably with students, faculty, and library staff, and who fosters collaborative relationships with members of the university community. The Director must advance a service-focused culture and subscribe to a collegial, transparent style of management consistent with practices at CIIS. The Director will lead library initiatives, directives, and decisions, and help set policies pertaining to the libraries.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Library’s highly collegial organizational culture, based in shared, integral governance, to foster dynamic and responsive services for the CIIS community, and to create a truly integral scholarly environment, both in person and online.
  • Assume, and delegate where appropriate, the responsibility for hiring, training, mentoring, monitoring, and evaluating performance of Library staff, and ensure the most efficient organizational structure for Library staff to achieve desired results.
  • In collaboration with Library staff, faculty, administrators, and the broader library community as appropriate, develop and refine service policies and medium and long-range plans to optimize Library service, technology, efficiency, and effectiveness. Monitor implementation of such plans; evaluate and report on outcomes.
  • Fully incorporate the recently acquired Shuji Goto branch library into policies, procedures, protocols, and service standards consistent with the Rockefeller Library, strategically accomplishing a uniform Library vision.
  • Guide the CIIS Libraries in support of CIIS programs as they shift from in-person to hybrid and fully online offerings.
  • Participate in the selection of the Libraries collections in all formats, in accordance with the Library collection development policy and practices which the director will establish and oversee. In collaboration with Library staff ensure compatibility with current and proposed curricula, and maintain the appropriate range, depth, and balance of material formats and relevant subject areas, as well as optimizing physical space for the collections.
  • Develop the Library budgets in accordance with academic priorities and administrative guidelines. Use assessment data to document needed resources. Monitor expenditures and make adjustments as needed during the course of the fiscal year.
  • Oversee and assign references services, library instruction, and related activities. Work with faculty and academic staff to ascertain student and faculty needs and to determine optimal ways to address those needs, and assure that sufficient instruction and reference support is provided to the CIIS community.
  • Support and plan for innovation in library technology and systems to provide leading-edge services to the CIIS community.
  • Consult with appropriate CIIS administrators on opportunities for Library development. Meet with potential donors. Consult with the Development Office staff to write grant proposals.
  • Communicate to appropriate institutional constituencies about matters relevant to Library services and resources, research, copyright, and intellectual property.
  • Serve on University-wide committees and ad hoc groups to achieve Library and Institute goals.
  • Ensure Library staff professional development and participation and leadership in library professional organizations and consortia such as SCELC, NCCPL, BayNet, CARL, ACRL, ALA, MLA, and others.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Required Position Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library services/information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • At least five years of administrative experience in an academic or scholarly library.
  • Two or more years of professional reference and or instructional experience in a university or academic library setting within the last 10 years.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience of professional and paraprofessional library staff.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of library operations including reference, instruction, cataloging, collections development, library technologies, and fiscal management.
  • Familiarity with current literacy standards, privacy standards, and best practices as articulated by the American Library Association.
  • Knowledge of ADA library guidelines.
  • Current knowledge of library automation and technological innovations in library services.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply copyright policy and compliance practices.
  • Competency in qualitative research.
  • Competency in developing policies and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and to foster cooperation with various constituencies.
  • Ability to lead and participate skillfully in group decision making and to work as a team member in a highly collegial organizational culture as well as to assume final decision making authority as necessary.
  • Excellent customer service skills: patience, integrity, flexibility, and creativity.
  • Commitment to the equitable delivery of services to an academic community comprised of a diversity of socioeconomic status, ability, cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds, nationalities, and sexuality and gender diversity as supported in the Institute’s Mission, Commitments, and Principles of Community.

Desired Position Qualifications

  • Interest in helping CIIS academic programs embrace and expand diversity components of their curricula.
  • Experience or background in the disciplines that comprise CIIS’ academic offerings.
  • Space planning knowledge and experience.
  • Experience merging library resources, services, and collections.

Additional Information:

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with skills and experience.

NOTE TO CANDIDATE

Working Conditions

  • Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal, typically, Monday through Friday.

Background Check

  • Due to the sensitivity and requirements of our positions, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses or credentials pertinent to the position. If your job requires driving on behalf of CIIS you will be required to provide proof of a valid driver’s license.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY

CIIS is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio- economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual and bicultural students, faculty and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI).
Application Instructions:

  • Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Using the Apply Now link at the top of the page, please submit a Resume and Cover Letter online.

 

Apply Here


Digital Media & Learning Librarian

December 20, 2016

The Humboldt State University Library seeks a creative and innovative candidate for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Digital Media & Learning (DM&L) Librarian. The DM&L Librarian provides guidance, instruction, planning, and support to advance the Library’s educational role engaging faculty and students to foster a culture of exploration, experimentation, and innovation in teaching and learning with digital media. The primary purpose of this position is to develop engaging digital literacy educational programs to support student and faculty success; to increase awareness of pedagogy, teaching and learning with technology; and to provide accessibility standards to those technologies.

The full position announcement is available in PDF at: http://www2.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/jobs/2017-18%20Vacancies/7723_1718_LIB_DigitalMedia_Vacancy.pdf


Digital Humanities Librarian

December 20, 2016

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 9th, 2016
Next review date: January 23rd, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 30th, 2017
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

University of California, Santa Cruz
University Library, Digital Scholarship Commons
Digital Humanities Librarian (Assistant or Associate Librarian, Potential Career)

The University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Digital Humanities Librarian. The Digital Humanities Librarian will work in the Digital Scholarship Commons (DSC), a new and growing unit that supports innovative teaching and research on campus. We seek a collaborative, enthusiastic and creative librarian who is skilled at using technology to support interdisciplinary digital research projects in the humanities and across campus to serve as the first Digital Humanities Librarian.

Reporting to the Director of the Digital Scholarship Commons, the Digital Humanities Librarian will be a self-directed, production-oriented individual who will work to increase and support the growing demand for digital humanities expertise on campus. Working with scholars in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts divisions, the Digital Humanities Librarian will collaborate on established digital projects and inspire the development of new research projects.

The successful candidate will be a change agent, partner, and resource for librarians as well as researchers with experience in one or more digital humanities/social sciences methodologies, including but not limited to, text analysis, data mining, data visualization, social network analysis, digital mapping and digital curation. The candidate will also have experience engaging in research that extends scholarship into the digital space through new modes of scholarly publishing (including Open Access) and publishing with online platforms. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Identify and evaluate current and emerging digital tools and methodologies employed by scholars in the humanities, arts, and qualitative social sciences;
  • Provide expert consultation, support, and training on digital scholarship tools and techniques, including but not limited to, digital curation software, text analysis, data mining, mapping, social network analysis, and data visualization;
  • Serve as a strategist and resource person for the library on digital humanities and digital research;
  • Initiate, build, and nurture excellent relationships with a diverse university community to assist researchers in planning effective, innovative, and sustainable digital projects;
  • Develop research tools and lead presentations and workshops to facilitate user access to various tools and methods;
  • Plan and support events (e.g., speakers, symposium, reading groups) to engage and grow the digital humanities community on campus;
  • Provide reference support for the Digital Scholarship Commons
  • Coordinate with library colleagues to conduct outreach to and support research from Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts divisions;
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to apply digital tools to library collections and develop best practices for digital projects;

Rank: Assistant or Associate Librarian, Potential Career

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Basic Qualifications:

  • MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced graduate degree in digital humanities or related humanities discipline by start date
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of digital scholarship
  • Demonstrated experience with digital humanities research tools and approaches (e.g. text mining, data visualization, image analysis, digital mapping, 3D modeling, augmented reality)
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and contributing to digital projects as an intellectual partner

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A deep understanding of the research process and knowledge of the way that new technologies are affecting the production of scholarship in the humanities, arts and qualitative social sciences
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies
  • A strong commitment to public service in the academic library environment
  • Commitment to and engagement with the digital humanities community
  • Experience leading workshops on digital scholarship or emerging technologies
  • Experience working with faculty and students to facilitate and/or support research projects
  • Familiarity with scholarly publishing issues, such as copyright and open access
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills
  • Excellent organizational habits and ability to manage and prioritize diverse activities
  • Proven ability to be flexible and adaptable in a rapidly changing environment

Position Available: Immediately

To Apply: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application addressing how you meet the qualifications; curriculum vitae; three confidential letters of reference*; and a statement of contributions to diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00419

Refer to Position #JPF00419-17T in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete [and letters of recommendation received] by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2017.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at apo@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4300.

Visit the apo web site at: http://apo.ucsc.edu

Job Location

Santa Cruz, CA

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: http://apo.ucsc.edu/academic_employment/jobs/JPF00419-17T.pdf

Requirements

Documents

  • Cover Letter – A letter of application addressing how you meet the qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V. or resume
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

References

3 letters of reference required


Digital Archivist – Two Year Appointment

December 20, 2016

University of California, Berkeley
Digital Archivist – Two Year Appointment
The Bancroft Library
Assistant Librarian

$47,722 – $55,993 per annum, based upon qualifications This is a two year, temporary appointment available starting March 2017.

The University of California, Berkeley, is seeking a Digital Archivist to assist with management of a digital forensics system to secure born-digital collections and assist with the migration of collection descriptions to ArchivesSpace. This is a two year, full-time temporary appointment. The successful candidate will have experience in digital collection processing (digitization and/or digital curation) and data migration, demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials, familiarity with digital project management, familiarity with library standards (EAD, METS, MARC, MODS, etc.), and strong analytical, documentation and written/verbal 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 27,000 undergraduate students, 10,450 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 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 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 million manuscripts, 8.2 million photographs and other pictorial materials, 86,000 microforms, 3.2 million digital items, 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 archival and rare book materials of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life are also part of the Bancroft holdings. Bancroft is home to three research groups: the Oral History Center (formerly the Regional Oral History Office); the Mark Twain Papers; and the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri. The Bancroft Library is an active center of teaching and research. Supporting the programs of about 20 campus departments annually, it mounts a regular series of public exhibitions, roundtable lectures, and open houses. For additional information about The Bancroft Library and its collections see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library.

Responsibilities

The Digital Archivist will be responsible for assisting with the management of a digital forensics system to secure born-digital collections and assisting with the migration of collection descriptions (metadata) from a local content management system (WebGenDB) to ArchivesSpace. The Digital Archivist will report to the Associate Director and serve as a work leader for library assistants and student library employees as needed. The Digital Archivist will work in consultation with curators, acquisitions staff, archivists, and the Library Systems Office in the management of a digital forensics system and relevant workflows to secure, process, and provide access to born-digital collections. The Digital Archivist will work closely with the Associate Director and the Library Systems Office in mapping metadata in order to successfully migrate collection descriptions to ArchivesSpace. The Digital Archivist will also work with the Principal Cataloger to update collection records in the bibliographic catalog, as needed.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

Qualifications:

Minimum Basic Qualification(s) at time of application:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree.

Additional Required Qualifications by start date in position:

  • Experience in digital collections processing (digitization and/or digital curation) and data migration.
  • Experience working with analog and born digital archival materials.
  • Demonstrated understanding of archival arrangement and description.
  • Familiarity with digital project management and new media strategies.
  • Familiarity with Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC), and Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS).
  • Demonstrated analytical, documentation and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Access and Excel.
  • Ability to lift 40-pound boxes.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in history (especially US or Western US history).
  • Experience in archival description and authoring of EAD finding aids and METS digital objects.
  • Experience using WebGenDB, Archivists Toolkit, or similar digital content management system.
  • Experience using Forensic Toolkit software.

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/930551

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 professional 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
Library Human Resources Department
Phone: (510) 642-3778
Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu


Digital Collections Archivist – The Bancroft Library

December 20, 2016

University of California, Berkeley
Digital Collections Archivist – The Bancroft Library
Assistant Librarian – Associate Librarian

$47,772 – $62,323 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time appointment available starting March 2017.

The University of California, Berkeley, is seeking a Digital Collections Archivist to digitally process various analog and digital collections that have been identified as priorities for digital processing. The successful candidate will have experience in digital collection processing of analog and born digital archival materials (digitization and digital curation), demonstrated understanding of archival arrangement and description and materials, familiarity with digital project management and web and new media strategies, familiarity with library standards (EAD, METS, MARC, MODS, etc.), 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 27,000 undergraduate students, 10,450 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 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 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 million manuscripts, 8.2 million photographs and other pictorial materials, 86,000 microforms, 3.2 million digital items, 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 archival and rare book materials of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life are also part of the Bancroft holdings. Bancroft is home to three research groups: the Oral History Center (formerly the Regional Oral History Office); the Mark Twain Papers; and the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri. The Bancroft Library is an active center of teaching and research. Supporting the programs of about 20 campus departments annually, it mounts a regular series of public exhibitions, roundtable lectures, and open houses. For additional information about The Bancroft Library and its collections see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library.

Responsibilities

The Digital Collections Archivist will be responsible for digitally processing identified analog and born digital collections, including accessioning/securing collections, arrangement and description, digitization, linking the resulting digital collections to existing finding aid descriptions, ensuring the creation and encoding of metadata in the finding aids and digital objects for delivery to the Online Archive of California and the UC3 preservation service, and providing for researcher access. The Digital Collections Archivist will report to the Associate Director and will serve as a work leader for library assistants and student library employees as needed. The Digital Collections Archivist will work in consultation with curators in the digital processing of collections. The Digital Collections Archivist will also work with the Principal Cataloger to update collection records in the bibliographic catalog.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

Qualifications

Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree.

Additional Required Qualifications by start date in position:

  • Experience in digital collections processing (digitization and/or digital curation).
  • Experience working with analog and born digital archival materials.
  • Demonstrated understanding of archival arrangement and description.
  • Familiarity with digital project management and web and new media strategies.
  • Familiarity with Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC), and Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS).
  • Demonstrated analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Access and Excel.
  • Ability to lift 40-pound boxes.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in history (especially US or Western US history).
  • Experience in archival description and authoring of EAD finding aids and METS digital objects.
  • Experience using WebGenDB, Archivists Toolkit, or similar digital content management system.
  • Experience using Forensic Toolkit software.

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/930530

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 professional 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
Library Human Resources Department
Phone: (510) 642-3778
Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu


Librarian – Manager of Access Services (California Institute of Integral Studies)

December 20, 2016

Company Description:

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco is a pioneer in integrative higher education, enrolling 1,510 students in 18 academic programs providing interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and applied studies in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, philosophy, anthropology and social change, ecology, Asian and comparative studies, East-West psychology, women’s spirituality, integrative health, transformative studies and leadership and traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.The Institute offers masters and doctoral degrees, as well as a Bachelor of Arts completion degree. We are conveniently located in the mid-market area of San Francisco which is a quick walk from BART, Muni and other public transportation.

The CIIS Laurance S. Rockefeller branch Library holds over 175,000 books (24,000 physical and approximately 151,000 e-books), subscribes to approx.12,700 journals online with some in print, has 31 database subscriptions and approximately 1,500 Audio-Visual materials and over 700 streaming video titles, as well as an institutional repository. CIIS now has a branch library, the Shuji Goto Library, at our ACTCM campus location. The Library offers an increasing number of reference, and instructional services to both residential and distance-learning students. Its catalog and circulation system are available through KOHA, an open-source Integrated Library System.
Job Description:

This is a full time position with some possible evening and weekend hours occasionally required and reports to the Library Director. The position promotes excellence in library service through the oversight of access services and collections, as well as planning of and participation in instruction, research support, faculty outreach and other areas of access services responsibilities and functions. The person in this position works with the Library Director as well as other CIIS and professional colleagues, CIIS faculty, staff, and students to ensure access to and training on library resources. As Manager of Access Services, this position will manage access and hire and supervise student workers to assist with reserve functions, and projects within the library. The Librarian: Manager of Access Services shall use a high level of technical, instructional, bibliographic, and interpersonal skills, as well as some leadership initiative, to fulfill the following responsibilities:

PRIMARY DUTIES

  1. Providing leadership for Access Services and the managers of Circulation. Looking at all aspects of access to space, collections and resources, including providing usage statistics on collections and services. Overseeing the general management of circulation services, in cooperation with the Library Office Coordinator/Circulation Manager, and hiring and supervising student workers required to help directly with the Manager of Access Services’ responsibilities, including reserves. In addition to responsibilities at the main CIIS campus, this position will also be consulting with the Librarian who handles these functions at the Shuji Goto branch library (also in San Francisco). Working with the managers and Library Director as needed to formulate and implement changes in services, and policies and procedures that guide library access. Keeping the libraries (both Laurance S. Rockefeller and Shuji Goto) current with CIIS’s policies and procedures and a changing informational world. As required, in consultation with other library staff and the Library Director, helping to resolve operational & management issues related to all areas of Access Services. On occasion performing liaison activities with counterparts in consortial libraries.
  2. Overseeing reserves by organizing and managing academic reserve collections in both traditional paper and electronic formats; and in supporting, training, and communicating with faculty about reserves and in the use of these systems. Hiring and supervising student worker(s) to assist with reserve and other access services projects. Monitoring trends and recommending emerging technologies. As needed, discovering ways to conduct resource sharing and copyright management especially as they impact Access Services. Assisting in determining titles to be obtained as electronic access, or as print volumes. Working towards, planning for, and making available the widest possible access to online, regular and special collections as needed by the university.
  3. Working closely with the Systems Librarian and the Cataloger to improve access to and usability of the Library’s OPAC integrated library system (built in KOHA, an open source software application). With the systems Librarian, Office Coordinator and Cataloger, as necessary, discuss and decide on Koha upgrade changes and implementation for the system, help institute changes in policy as necessary.
  4. With the Reference and liaison outreach team members ? help in the overseeing of requests that come from faculty and other departments for library classes, presentations, orientations or training. Acting as a liaison for a share of the CIIS academic departments, coordinating requests as received from direct liaison work, clarifying requirements and seeing that appropriate library staffing, resources and materials are available. As time allows devising, coordinating, and conducting instructional and informational programs; workshops; orientations for new users; and training sessions as well as creating instructional lib-guides or suggesting updates for web-pages that explain the use of library resources and products, or as appropriate, determining other means of informing the community about library resources and services that would be of interest.
  5. Working closely with the other members of the reference team in providing individual and group research assistance to library users (from bachelor’s completion through faculty level) in reference appointments; in the class room; via telephone; through email; in the online class environment, and using other technologies as available.
  6. Working as a member of the greater library team, undertaking related tasks as appropriate including participating in the review of reference collections and online resources, as well as participating in strategic collection development and library planning with an emphasis on electronic book and A/V resources as needed for online reserves. Responsible for the overall management of the Library stacks and space ? overseeing collection management, physical arrangement, appearance and organization. Working closely with other library staff on space needs and changes to the collections.
  7. Serving the library and university through participating in committee and service work for CIIS as appropriate.
  8. Continuing professional development and staying current with advances in applicable library technology and with relevant issues in access services including space, collections and access; advising colleagues and the director on developments in these areas, and making recommendations for library actionable items when appropriate.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills, including the ability to establish & maintain effective, harmonious work relationships with library staff, university officials, faculty, students & Library users as well as professional colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including a willingness to listen, the ability to inspire and the diplomatic skills needed to coordinate tasks among a well-educated diverse team of staff members.
  • The ability to role-model and foster excellent customer service skills and high quality, friendly service to all library users, including off-campus library users, and advocates for their needs.
  • Considerable knowledge of library collections and operations, especially reserves, circulation, interlibrary loan and stack management and maintenance as well as awareness of broad trends and issues in access services and related technologies.
  • Ability to oversee daily operations of services collaboratively with other library staff as well as to establish and maintain efficient, effective and consistent processes and procedures.
  • Strong proficiency & capabilities with personal computers, software, web and library information technology, and knowledge of mobile devices, and general trends in computing.
  • Solid Reference, teaching, instruction and searching capabilities.
  • Capacity to thrive in a growing institution, and respond effectively to changing needs and priorities
  • Knowledge of copyright and fair use as it applies to access services in libraries.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent is required.
  2. Minimum of five years related professional experience in “Access Services” is required, preferably in an academic library.
  3. Supervisory or managerial experience, outstanding communication and customer service skills are all required; demonstrated managerial skills are preferred, including diplomacy and the coordination of work among disparate people, personalities and departments within and beyond the library.
  4. Experience with library reference services is required; demonstrated excellence in reference services is highly desirable.
  5. Knowledge of trends and issues in teaching information literacy and demonstrated experience of teaching, training and presenting to groups is required.
  6. Sound working knowledge and technical experience working with integrated library systems, and remote authentication is required, as is the use of library systems and technologies as they pertain to access services.
  7. Understanding of U.S. copyright law and how it affects Library Access Services is required.
  8. Familiarity with psychology, integral and/or alternative health, transformative studies or another area of the Institute’s curriculum is highly desirable.
  9. Experience with developing instructional content and deploying through web-based instructional technologies, such as libguides, screen casting software, and/or course management systems is desirable.

Additional Information:

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary commensurate with skills and experience.

NOTE TO CANDIDATE

– Physical Requirements:

This position requires the ability to:

Ability to sit for extended periods of time and the ability to manage repetitive hand/wrist movements while using a computer keyboard and/or the phone.
Ability to bend, squat, stoop, and occasionally walk up several flights of stairs
Ability to lift and/or carry up to 10lbs, occasionally

– Working Conditions:
Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal, typically, Monday through Friday.

Due to the sensitivity and requirements of our positions, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses or credentials pertinent to the position. If your job requires driving on behalf of CIIS you will be required to provide proof of a valid driver’s license.
Application Instructions:

Please submit the following documents online

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

 

 

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Southern California Studies Specialist

December 17, 2016

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek a dynamic and experienced individual to join the Special Collections department to lead the development of collections and services in support of emerging scholarship on Southern California. The Southern California Studies Specialist will develop, promote, and manage USC Libraries’ extensive archival, print, and digital collections documenting Southern California’s diverse communities, urban and political environments, geography, and the arts. This position will work closely with and support the Library’s Center for Advanced Study.

This position requires a combination of skills and confidence that will contribute to the transformation of USC Libraries’ collections and services to support multi-disciplinary and multi-media research on Southern California and the American West. We seek candidates motivated by a passion for developing transformative services and invested in the future of research and scholarship. The successful candidate is expected to be creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of current relevant library and scholarly information trends, practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the USC community.

For more information, please see the full job posting: https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/79656, or contact Susan Luftschein, Chair of the Search Committee, at luftsche@usc.edu.

Closing date: January 31, 2017

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.


Systems/Application Technical Information Specialist

December 17, 2016

Dudley Knox Library (http://library.nps.edu) at the Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey, CA), is recruiting for a new team member:  Systems/Applications.

Systems/Application Technical Information Specialist (US federal government job series 1412), reporting directly to the Library Systems Manager, works collaboratively as a member of the library systems team, with campus information technology and information security programs and library staff to design develop, implement and support library systems, electronic content and web-based services at the Dudley Knox Library.  Candidate must demonstrate knowledge and experience working with computer systems, web technologies, programming, database principles and digital publishing. Candidate must demonstrate ability to install, configure and troubleshoot networked library­ specific hardware and software applications.

Closes Friday 1/13/2017 (see below for details and application procedures)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458930200/