Head, Von KleinSmid Center Library (#334)

December 17, 2016

University of Southern California

USC Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented information professional to lead the Von KleinSmid Center Library for International and Public Affairs. Minimum requirements include competency in social science research methodologies (quantitative and qualitative) and resources; at least three years of experience working in an academic, research, or special library, with increasing leadership or management responsibilities; experience working with specialized information resources in social sciences, particularly government information or international documents; experience with budget development and organizational planning; a strong commitment to public services and user-centered reference and instructional services within an academic or research library setting; ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines; effective oral and written communication skills; experience in solving problems independently and collaboratively; experience managing projects in a library, academic, or information environment; and knowledge of current professional trends, especially those relating to research support services to a diverse population on and off campus.

To view the complete job announcement, please visit:

https://libraries.usc.edu/about/jobs/library-jobs-librarians


Head of the Digital Library Program

December 17, 2016

Department: UCLA Digital Library Program

Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian – Librarian ($76,227 – $117,964)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application deadline for first consideration: December 30, 2016

 

Description of Institution and Library

As one of the world’s great public research universities, UCLA integrates education, research, and public service so that each enriches and extends the others. From its beautiful neighborhood campus in a uniquely diverse and vibrant city on the Pacific Rim, teaching and research extend beyond the classroom, office, and lab through active engagement with communities, organizations, projects, and partnerships throughout the region and around the world.

 

UCLA’s diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzer Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.

 

To enable these accomplished students, faculty, and staff to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for the benefit of global society, the UCLA Library is re-envisioning how it is acquired, synthesized, and shared across academic audiences and with the public.  It was among the first academic libraries to develop subject-specialist librarians and to launch a program to enhance students’ research skills. Its Special Collections pioneered the acquisition by public institutions of rare and unique books, children’s literature, pulp and detective fiction, works by or about women and minorities, screenplays, architectural plans, and Los Angeles-related materials and today leads the way in collecting archival resources in digital format such as emails and manuscripts.  It has launched innovative data management services and an affordable course materials initiative that have served as models for other libraries.

 

The Library serves UCLA students, faculty, and staff whenever and wherever they need its resources and expertise. Reconfigured, high-tech spaces and services in its ten campus libraries enable users and librarians to explore and work with print and digital materials collaboratively or individually, pursue new lines of inquiry, and develop new pedagogical approaches as well as novel forms of scholarship.  More than 3.5 million people visit annually, while an additional 3.4 million visitors enter online through its virtual front doors.

 

Whether on campus or online, the Library forms the intellectual heart of UCLA, a hub for cutting-edge discovery, scholarship, and instruction.

 

The UCLA Library seeks an innovative and collaborative information professional to serve as Head of the Digital Library Program (DLP). This is a forward-looking, transformative leadership role for an individual with a passion for a wide range of cutting-edge activities within digital scholarship.  These activities include building new digital collections; developing services in support of research, teaching and learning; and managing digital projects and project teams.  The UCLA Digital Library Program places an emphasis on collaborations with faculty, national and international partners, and with Library staff responsible for metadata creation, data curation, collection development, and digital library software and service development. The Head of the DLP also leads the Program’s outreach, and participates with colleagues in ongoing collaboration with campus partners such as the Center for Digital Humanities, Institute for Digital Research and Education, Social Sciences Computing, and the Department of Information Studies.

 

Position Duties

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research and Development, the Head of the Digital Library Program works with the Digital Library Architect and other senior departmental managers to establish the vision, set strategic goals and identify projects and priorities for the Digital Library Program. The Head of the Digital Library Program manages day-to-day activities, collaborates closely with library and campus partners on DLP, establishes and adheres to policies and procedures, and ensures overall coherence within the organization.  The Head of the DLP advocates and promotes the DLP within the library and across the UCLA campus.

 

The Head of the DLP assists the AUL for Research and Development and Library Development and leads the DLP in fund-raising activities; assists in identifying grant opportunities and writing proposals; defines procedures for effectively managing grant and gift funded projects; develops appropriate reporting procedures on funded projects; and creates templates for writing case statements and creating budgets. The Head is knowledgeable about campus policies and procedures for contract and grant administration and effective stewardship of gifts.

 

The Head of the DLP manages the department and serves as the Review Initiator for the three academic staff.  As such, the Head mentors academic staff to maintain the excellence in job responsibilities and service to the profession expected of academic appointees at UCLA.  The Head manages the operational budget of the department, ensuring that funds are expended appropriately, monitoring and projecting expenses to avoid over-expenditure, managing gift and grant funds according to campus guidelines, and developing budget plans and requests.  In addition to the three academic staff, this position supervises two staff employees.

 

The position responsibilities are in the following major areas:

 

Outreach Project Development and Promotion

  • Leads digital content teams to create engaging content and deliver on strategic objectives.
  • Builds partnerships to support the effective production, distribution and promotion of digital content.
  • Coordinates with other library divisions, OVCR, IDRE, IDRE-HASIS and academic schools and departments in the development, implementation, and support of DLP projects and services.
  • Seeks out and develops opportunities for partnerships with faculty and academic units on campus.
  • Provides orientation and instruction to project participants and others as needed to support Digital Library and partner projects.
  • Participates in national and international meetings, symposia and projects in support of the Library’s and the University’s research and instructional mission.
  • Maintains knowledge of developments in digital libraries and digital scholarship including both infrastructure and standards developments.

 

Staff and Project Management

  • Devises and manages projects and project ingest process. This includes assigning project managers and allocating resources to projects; detecting resource over-allocation across projects; managing impact of schedule changes across project; and communicating with key stakeholders to secure continuous organizational commitment.
  • Administers the DLP budget and grant-funded project budgets effectively and according to Library and campus policies.
  • Assesses and oversees portfolio of activities and proactively works with resource managers and solutions managers to identify and resolve constraints and competing priorities, resource contention, timelines or budgets.
  • Recruits, trains, mentors, and manages DLP professional staff, assigning work and developing staff specializations as appropriate.
  • Manages three librarians and two professional staff members.

 

Infrastructure, Standards and Workflow Development

  • Participates with information technology and academic colleagues in the development of infrastructure and standards to support digital collections and scholarship.
  • Develops new workflows to support innovative scholarship around a variety of digital content, including traditional library content, born-digital material, research data and other digital products of scholarship, and other digital materials utilized by faculty in their research.
  • Authors functional requirements for technical systems to support DLP projects and activities, in collaboration with the AUL for Research and Development.
  • Develops new workflows to accommodate emerging data discovery and exchange standards, such as the Resource Description Framework and Linked Open Data.

 

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of national digital library standards for digitization and metadata creation across all standard formats (images, moving images, audio, video, text) and metadata domains (descriptive, technical, administrative).
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience working with library XML standards such as MODS, EAD, TEI.
  • Experience managing digital library or digital humanities projects in an academic setting.
  • Ability to effectively lead teams with participants with a range of technical abilities.
  • Experience with one or more digital library management systems (e.g. ContentDM, Islandora, Hydra).
  • Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers. Ability to work harmoniously and as a team player, thrive in a team-based environment, and skill in fostering teamwork among others.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing user interfaces for digital library content or digital humanities projects.
  • Experience with post-completion project review and evaluation.

 

General Information

Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees.  This is a non-represented position.  Within the UC System, most librarians are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT).  As academic appointees, 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 to non-faculty academic personnel.  UC has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.  Relocation assistance may be provided.

 

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

 

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02733

 

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
  • a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
  • the names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates applying by December 30, 2016, will be given first consideration for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

 

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:  UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

 

Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

 

Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at: http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/jobs-ucla-library


Research Support Librarian

December 17, 2016

Department: Social Sciences and Humanities Division

Rank and Salary: Assistant – Associate Librarian ($47,722-$77,128)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application deadline for first consideration: January 4, 2017

 

Description of Institution and Library

As one of the world’s great public research universities, UCLA integrates education, research, and public service so that each enriches and extends the others. From its beautiful neighborhood campus in a uniquely diverse and vibrant city on the Pacific Rim, teaching and research extend beyond the classroom, office, and lab through active engagement with communities, organizations, projects, and partnerships throughout the region and around the world.

 

UCLA’s diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzer Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.

 

To enable these accomplished students, faculty, and staff to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for the benefit of global society, the UCLA Library is re-envisioning how it is acquired, synthesized, and shared across academic audiences and with the public.  It was among the first academic libraries to develop subject-specialist librarians and to launch a program to enhance students’ research skills. Its Special Collections pioneered the acquisition by public institutions of rare and unique books, children’s literature, pulp and detective fiction, works by or about women and minorities, screenplays, architectural plans, and Los Angeles-related materials and today leads the way in collecting archival resources in digital format such as emails and manuscripts.  It has launched innovative data management services and an affordable course materials initiative that have served as models for other libraries.

 

The Library serves UCLA students, faculty, and staff whenever and wherever they need its resources and expertise. Reconfigured, high-tech spaces and services in its ten campus libraries enable users and librarians to explore and work with print and digital materials collaboratively or individually, pursue new lines of inquiry, and develop new pedagogical approaches as well as novel forms of scholarship.  More than 3.5 million people visit annually, while an additional 3.4 million visitors enter online through its virtual front doors.

 

Whether on campus or online, the Library forms the intellectual heart of UCLA, a hub for cutting-edge discovery, scholarship, and instruction.

 

The Social Sciences and Humanities Division, Charles E. Young Research Library, provides instruction, collections, research assistance, and academic outreach. The division is home to subject specialists in the humanities and social sciences, including government information, and cartographic resources. These subject specialists serve as liaisons to academic departments, research units and inter-disciplinary programs in their areas of responsibility, partnering with faculty and students on a wide variety of research projects and teaching initiatives. Librarians and staff serve the faculty and students in these disciplines by cultivating research-level collections in a variety of formats, as well as providing high-level research services, in person, via e-mail, and digital reference. This team works collaboratively within the User Engagement portfolio to guide and coordinate the strategic directions, programs, services, collections, facilities, and policies associated with all units of the UCLA Library.

 

Position Duties

Reporting to the Director of Rosenfeld Library, Social Sciences and Humanities Division within the User Engagement Division of the UCLA Library, the Research Support Librarian works with library colleagues and UCLA instructors to design, develop, deliver, and assess outreach and instructional services to faculty, teaching assistants, undergraduates, graduate students, staff, and others in support of the discovery and effective, efficient, and ethical use of research resources and tools. The incumbent works closely with UCLA faculty and instructors to design, develop, and provide course-related/course-integrated instruction to upper-division undergraduates and graduate students. The Research Support Librarian participates in enterprise-wide planning of research and instruction services, providing particular leadership for advanced research as conducted in undergraduate seminar and Honors classes, graduate programs and by UCLA’s ladder and adjunct faculty, in collaboration with other teaching and learning services and staff within the UCLA Library. The incumbent also provides in-depth reference services, both in-person and virtually, and works with other librarians to train, supervise, and evaluate graduate student reference assistants.

 

Additional duties may include:

 

  • Serves as library liaison to the English and History departments, including working with instructors and students in assigned departments to determine collection priorities.
  • Provides input and information to the collections manager, especially in regards to the English-language approval plan and its parameters.
  • Works with the collections managers to manage endowed gift funds in their liaison areas.
  • Contributes to projects and initiatives in the department as needed and collaborates with other units as-needed on projects.

 

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant social sciences or humanities field, or relevant work experience.
  • Understanding of the academic library’s role in research, teaching, and learning.
  • Knowledge of established and emerging teaching/learning methods and technologies and their application to university-level instruction.
  • Experience consulting and working with instructors, support staff, or others on course and assignment design.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers. Ability to work harmoniously and as a team player, thrive in a team-based environment, and skill in fostering teamwork among others.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, time and project management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population.
  • Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree or equivalent relevant social sciences or humanities field, or relevant work experience.

 

General Information

 

Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position. They 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 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. Relocation assistance may be provided.

 

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

 

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02738

 

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
  • a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
  • the names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

 

Candidates applying by January 4, 2017, will be given first consideration for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

 

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:  UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

 

Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

 

Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at: http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/jobs-ucla-library


Research Librarian for Student Success and Instruction

December 17, 2016

The University of California, Irvine Libraries invites applications for the position of Research Librarian for Student Success and Instruction. Inspiring students to accomplish their goals, the UCI Libraries seeks a dynamic public service library professional who can develop, implement, and assess educational programs and outreach initiatives that demonstrate a steadfast commitment to student success.

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 31,500 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,600 faculty and 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 is listed on the UCI Libraries website at http://www.lib.uci.edu/job-openings-uc-irvine-libraries with links to additional websites featuring campus and community information.

Apply via UCI AP Recruit at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03805.

Appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian rank with a salary of $48,438 – $74,337.

Applications received by January 30, 2017 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.


Head, Science and Engineering Library (#331)

December 13, 2016

University of Southern California

USC Libraries seeks an innovative, service-oriented information professional to lead the Science and Engineering Library. Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s or an advanced degree in the physical sciences or engineering, or equivalent work experience; five years of experience working in an academic, research, or special library, with increasing management responsibility; experience with budgets and organizational planning; commitment to a strong public service orientation within an academic or research library setting; experience working with specialized information resources required for science and engineering related research; ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines; effective oral and written communication skills; and knowledge of current profession trends, especially those related to delivering reference, instructional services, and collections to a diverse population on and off-campus.

To view the complete job announcement, please visit:

https://libraries.usc.edu/about/jobs/library-jobs-librarians


Scholarly Communications Librarian

December 13, 2016

This is a newly formed position at Armacost Library, University of Redlands. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will take the lead in support of sustainable scholarly communication presented and preserved in the institutional repository, InSPIRe.redlands.edu. As the Library’s rights management specialist, the Scholarly Communications Librarian works closely with faculty to identify and to advise on issues related to intellectual property, open access, and copyright of scholarly output at the University. They will coordinate with library faculty and staff to devise and implement outreach activities regarding promoting digital projects, the institutional repository and scholarly communications on campus.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will also serve as a subject liaison librarian, providing collection management, reference, research, instructional and outreach services to students, faculty, staff and community users as the subject librarian for social science programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.

More information available: http://www.redlands.edu/human-resources/employment/scholarly-communications-librarian/


Cataloging and Metadata Coordinator

December 8, 2016

For complete posting, please see http://library.sfsu.edu/cataloging-and-metadata-coordinator-senior-assistant-or-associate-librarian-tenure-track-faculty

The J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University invites applicants for a tenure track Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian position beginning in July 2017 or sooner to fulfill responsibilities primarily in the Collection Management Services division including leadership in the development, evaluation, and implementation of cataloging and metadata policies, standards, procedures, and workflows.

The J. Paul Leonard Library is a busy teaching-oriented institution that collaborates actively with the other CSU campus libraries on consortial purchasing of electronic and other resources and services. All of the CSU libraries will be migrating from individual campus integrated library systems to a CSU system-wide unified library management system (Ex Libris Alma and Primo) by July 1, 2017 resulting in significant new opportunities and challenges for collaboration and integration of policies, procedures and practices. The Library’s collections include more than four million items in all formats including an extensive collection of online databases and full-text resources. Librarians have full faculty status and are expected to meet faculty requirements for tenure and promotion. The library faculty is committed to providing mentoring and support to tenure track colleagues. The successful candidate will play a key role in helping to shape the future of the Library. Information about the J. Paul Leonard Library is available at: http://www.library.sfsu.edu

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
  • At least three years of recent cataloging experience.
  • Experience in performing original and complex contributed cataloging in a variety of languages and formats through a bibliographic utility such as OCLC, in an integrated library system.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of cataloging standards: MARC 21, RDA, AACR2, and the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
  • Familiar with performing authority work and quality control for library collections.
  • Experience working with metadata standards such as Dublin Core, METS and MODS.
  • Commitment to engage in research and scholarship, and ability to meet departmental and campus criteria for promotion and tenure.
  • Current awareness of new trends and emerging technologies in cataloging and metadata management.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, proactive problem solving and project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member or leader of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse campus constituencies.
  • Ability to adapt to rapid change and to exercise creativity and initiative.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong service ethic.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Reading knowledge of one or more non-English languages.
  • Experience with CJK cataloging.
  • Experience working with digital libraries or institutional repositories.
  • Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession.
  • Knowledge and experience with group instruction, research assistance and collection development supporting university curricula

Responsibilities:

  • Provide original and complex contributed cataloging in a variety of languages and formats, applying national standards using MARC 21, RDA, AACR2, and the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
  • Work closely with the Chancellor’s office Systemwide Digital Library Services and other CSU libraries to coordinate the implementation of cataloging and metadata services in the CSU Unified Library Management System network zone.
  • Coordinate metadata creation and maintenance for library digital collections using a variety of metadata schemes.
  • Supervise staff if assigned and collaborate with library faculty and staff in Collection Management Services, Special Collections, Digital Scholarship Center and Information Technology to develop and manage cataloging and metadata policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate quality control for library collections.
  • Maintain knowledge of current standards such as RDA, Linked Data/BIBFRAME, and emerging metadata standards.
  • Work actively as a subject liaison to academic departments or programs if assigned.
  • Contribute to shared governance by serving on committees, working groups and task forces for the Library, University, and CSU and actively participate in Library planning.
  • Establish a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirements for retention, tenure, and promotion.

Detailed position description is available at: https://library.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/Cataloging_and_Metadata_Coordinator_Tenure_Track_PD_11_16.docx

Rank and Salary: Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian with salary and academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application Process:

Submit a letter of intent/interest, a current CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

For full consideration, submit all materials electronically by January 3, 2017 to

Elizabeth Detrich, Personnel Coordinator
J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-4030
edetrich@sfsu.edu
415-338-3641

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We especially welcome applications from members of all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups.

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.


STEM/Sciences Librarian

December 8, 2016

For complete posting, please see http://library.sfsu.edu/stemsciences-librarian

The J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian position to fulfill a combination of responsibilities, primarily in research and instructional services with liaison responsibilities to departments in either STEM-related disciplines (physical sciences, engineering, mathematics) or biological and health sciences beginning spring 2017. The Library seeks individuals with a background or experience providing research assistance and group instruction in an academic or research library, creating instructional support materials and developing and managing collections in the sciences.

The J. Paul Leonard Library is a busy teaching-oriented institution supporting a community of 30,000 students as well as faculty and staff. The collections include more than four million items in all formats including an extensive collection of online databases and full-text resources. Librarians have full faculty status and are expected to meet faculty requirements for tenure and promotion. The library faculty is committed to providing mentoring and support to tenure track colleagues. The successful candidate will play a key role in helping to shape the future of the Library. Information about the J. Paul Leonard Library is available at: http://www.library.sfsu.edu

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
  • At least one year of professional post-MLS academic library experience, including professional responsibilities for group instruction and research assistance.
  • Ability to design, deliver and assess clear and concise instructional presentations and training workshops; familiarity with instructional design and courseware.
  • Commitment to engage in research and scholarship, and ability to meet departmental and campus criteria for promotion and tenure.
  • Ability to provide in-person and electronic research assistance to library users; may require occasional evening or weekend hours.
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse campus constituencies.
  • Working knowledge of new and emerging technologies and familiarity with their impact on higher education and research.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member or leader of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse campus constituencies.
  • Ability to adapt to rapid change and to exercise creativity and initiative.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong service ethic.

Desired Qualifications:

  • At least two years of professional post-MLS academic library experience, including professional responsibilities for group instruction and research assistance.
  • Undergraduate, graduate degree or equivalent training/work experience in the biological, health or physical sciences, engineering or mathematics.
  • Knowledge and experience with collection development supporting university curricula
  • Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession.
  • Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, data management, and other trends in information science.
  • Familiarity with disciplinary electronic databases and major reference works
  • Experience with web authoring, distance teaching & learning, and use of social media.
  • Strong analytical and proactive problem solving skills.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more non-English languages.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to a dynamic library education program; teach effective information seeking and critical thinking skills to both undergraduate and graduate students; work with discipline-based faculty on integrating information literacy skills; develop instructional support materials including screencasts, tutorials, and research guides.
  • Provide research assistance to library users in-person at service desks and electronically via email, instant and/or text messaging
  • Serve as a subject liaison to assigned programs and disciplines, teaching research workshops and supporting student research.
  • Build and maintain curriculum-driven collections for assigned subject areas.
  • Contribute to shared governance by serving on committees, working groups and task forces for the Library, University, and CSU and actively participate in Library planning.
  • Establish a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirements for retention, tenure, and promotion.

Detailed position description is available at: https://library.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/STEM_Sciences_Librarian_tenure-track_PD_11_16.docx

Rank and salary: Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process:

Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

For full consideration, submit all materials electronically by January 3, 2017 to

Elizabeth Detrich, Personnel Coordinator
J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-4030
edetrich@sfsu.edu
415-338-3641

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities, sexual orientations as well as people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups.

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.


Health and Life Sciences Librarian

December 8, 2016

Department: Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian – Associate Librarian ($47,722 –$64,006)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application deadline for first consideration: December 16, 2016

[Two positions available.]

Description of Institution and Library

As one of the world’s great public research universities, UCLA integrates education, research, and public service so that each enriches and extends the others. From its beautiful neighborhood campus in a uniquely diverse and vibrant city on the Pacific Rim, teaching and research extend beyond the classroom, office, and lab through active engagement with communities, organizations, projects, and partnerships throughout the region and around the world.

 

UCLA’s diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzer Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.

 

To enable these accomplished students, faculty, and staff to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for the benefit of global society, the UCLA Library is re-envisioning how it is acquired, synthesized, and shared across academic audiences and with the public.  It was among the first academic libraries to develop subject-specialist librarians and to launch a program to enhance students’ research skills. Its Special Collections pioneered the acquisition by public institutions of rare and unique books, children’s literature, pulp and detective fiction, works by or about women and minorities, screenplays, architectural plans, and Los Angeles-related materials and today leads the way in collecting archival resources in digital format such as emails and manuscripts.  It has launched innovative data management services and an affordable course materials initiative that have served as models for other libraries.

 

The Library serves UCLA students, faculty, and staff whenever and wherever they need its resources and expertise. Reconfigured, high-tech spaces and services in its ten campus libraries enable users and librarians to explore and work with print and digital materials collaboratively or individually, pursue new lines of inquiry, and develop new pedagogical approaches as well as novel forms of scholarship.  More than 3.5 million people visit annually, while an additional 3.4 million visitors enter online through its virtual front doors.

 

Whether on campus or online, the Library forms the intellectual heart of UCLA, a hub for cutting-edge discovery, scholarship, and instruction.

 

The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library serves UCLA’s health and life sciences communities, which include upper division undergraduate students, graduate students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff from the four professional health sciences schools, the Division of Life Sciences, and UCLA Health, as well as the health and life sciences information needs of the UCLA community as a whole. The library is the Regional Medical Library and serves as the headquarters for the Pacific Southwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The Reference, Instruction, and Collection Services (RICS) division is responsible for a broad range of services, including consultation, instruction, and collection development as well as an emerging program in data management. At the most fundamental level, resources are delivered to the desktop in the classroom, clinic, research laboratory, and office. Current RICS staffing includes: 4.0 FTE librarians, 1.0 FTE data curation specialist, 1.0 FTE computer resource specialist, and 5 part-time reference desk students from UCLA’s Department of Information Studies.

 

Position Duties

The Health and Life Sciences librarian cultivates partnerships between the Biomedical Library and UCLA community by providing a broad range of information services, including in-depth research support, data management consultations, collection development, and outreach to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and researchers. The librarian will be responsible for instigating dynamic and sustainable collaborations with the University and UCLA Health by providing a variety of group instruction sessions, individual consultations and specialized, embedded information services as a member of cross departmental project teams. The Health & Life Sciences Librarian reports to the Director of Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library and Science & Engineering Library.

 

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Cultivates partnerships between the Biomedical Library and assigned liaison areas in the Health & Life Sciences through outreach, instruction, collection, and research support services.
  • Acquires and maintains expertise in curricular and research efforts in the departments, collaborating with faculty to address departmental research and teaching information needs.
  • Assists with the design, development, implementation, and assessment of library instructional services, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning, instruction sessions and workshops, and other innovative approaches to developing student research skills.
  • Develops, curates, and assesses the effectiveness of discipline‐specific research guides and other instructional technologies as appropriate.
  • Consults on and supports systematic reviews, research impact services, as well as other intensive research projects.
  • Assists researchers and staff with UC and federal funding agencies’ policies requiring open/public access to publications and digital research data, communicating new requirements to relevant campus stakeholders.
  • Contributes to the UCLA Library and the Schools and Departments it serves by participating on committees, task forces, etc.
  • Contributes to the profession and represents the UCLA Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.
  • Works closely with informationist colleagues and instructors to design, develop, deliver and assess health and life sciences instruction related to information literacy and data fluency.
  • Continually assesses, evaluates, and improves training materials and activities.
  • Provides in-depth reference services, both in-person and virtually.

 

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
  • Enthusiasm for working with varied users in a dynamic academic medical center environment.
  • Comfortable working in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Commitment to professional development and contributing to library/information science.
  • Knowledge of established and emerging teaching/learning methods and technologies and their application to university-level instruction.
  • Familiarity with the research process and teaching information literacy principles in the health and life sciences.
  • Strong interest in clinical information or life science research support and familiarity with evidence-based practice.
  • Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as a leader and team member, with library colleagues.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse campus community.
  • Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Familiarity with publication trends, scholarly publishing issues, and tools to assess funding compliance policies (e.g., UC Open Access policies, NIH Public Access Policy, etc.) on open/public access to publications and research data.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Two or more years of professional experience working in a science-oriented academic or research library.
  • Demonstrated experience in one of the following areas: conducting EBM and systematic review searches, instructional design & tutorial development, data management services, research impact services, or open access compliance.
  • Professional experience in an academic library, health care/biomedical environment, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Knowledge of a variety of health and life sciences databases, including record structure, indexing policies, and thorough knowledge of search interfaces.

 

General Information

Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position. They 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 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. Relocation assistance may be provided.

 

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

 

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02714

 

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
  • a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
  • the names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates applying by December 16, 2016, will be given first consideration for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

 

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:  UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

 

Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

 

Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at: http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/jobs-ucla-library


Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian

December 4, 2016
Recruitment:  #2429
Position: Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian for Student Services (12-Month)
Effective Date: August 1, 2017
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • MLIS or equivalent from an American Library Association-accredited program. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the master’s degree by July 1, 2017.
  • Working experience in programs such as Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Program, American Language Institute, and/or other programs assisting at-risk students, first-generation students, international students, or similar programs.
  • Working experience as a librarian, library intern, or information professional.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at teaching information literacy skills and concepts in a library setting.
  • Demonstrated potential to fulfill the research activities and service commitments required for a tenure-track position in the Library.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at providing research assistance in a library setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and patrons, e.g. faculty, staff, and students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate, select, and review information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of innovative or emerging technologies and ability to apply these concepts to library applications.

Duties

  • Provide in-person and online reference services at a service-oriented and all-purpose research and information services desk approximately 6 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Provide library instruction, research, orientation, and outreach services and liaison services to the programs of Beach Learning Community (pre-baccalaureate students), Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Program, American Language Institute, and international students, as well as serve as the main coordinator for transfer students and graduate student programs.
  • Provide consultation services for Beach Learning Community (pre-baccalaureate students), Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Program, American Language Institute, and international students.
  • Seek out opportunities to establish new campus collaborations and/or additional services as well as new programs in which to provide services to.
  • Serve as the Library’s subject specialist for Library Science as well as the specified programs needs which includes evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.
  • Work closely with library faculty, staff, and other members of the University community as appropriate.
  • Engage in library and university governance and scholarship including research, scholarly and creative activities required for tenure and promotion.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Required Documentation

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Three signed current (within the last year) letters of recommendation sent directly from the referees to this email addresslibadmin@csulb.edu or to mail address below
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree

Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript.

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.

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged.  All application materials should be sent as a single PDF document (with the exception of the letters of recommendation) to:  libadmin@csulb.edu

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Student Services Librarian Search Committee
University Library
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-1901
562-985-4047 and/or libadmin@csulb.edu

Application Deadline

  • Review of complete packets (including letters of recommendation) to begin February 1, 2017.
  • Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veterans’ status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.