Head of Collection Development, Graduate Theological Unio

December 12, 2017

The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library of the Graduate Theological Union seeks an engaged, innovative, and user-centered professional for the position of Head of Collection Development.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with collaborative colleagues who acquire and provide timely access to scholarly resources for an energetic and diverse community of students, faculty, and researchers. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Head of Collection Development is responsible for overseeing acquisitions, serials, and conservation of resources, in electronic and print formats. The successful candidate will exercise a key leadership role in ensuring access to information for teaching and scholarship, and will:

  • Select, acquire, and make accessible the books, journals, databases, and other media for both the GTU main library and our branch at the SFTS campus
  • Work with the director and other departments to monitor budgets, and to order, receive, and correctly process materials
  • Exercise responsible stewardship of the entire collection including making decisions about shelf management, gifts, withdrawals, and off-site storage
  • Prepare assessments, estimates, and reports about the collection, its use, and the acquisitions budget
  • Work with librarians and staff on acquisitions projects and long-term collection planning
  • Serve as the contact person for the GTU community, other libraries, and vendors regarding collection development

While this position focuses primarily on collection management, all GTU librarians serve the needs of the students, faculty, and staff, of the entire consortium. The Head of Collection Development will assist with implementing the Library’s Strategic Directions and will be expected to be professionally active through participation in appropriate regional or national professional associations.

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Library Assistant V (Interlibrary Loan Coordinator), University of San Francisco

December 11, 2017

Library Assistant V (Interlibrary Loan Coordinator)

(https://www.usfjobs.com/postings/13407)

The Interlibrary Loan Coordinator is the primary contact person for all ILL activities (Link+, document delivery and ILL) for students, faculty and staff — this includes public service, technical processing circulation for borrowing and lending activities and administrative reporting. Works independently with minimum supervision, exercises independent judgment, consults and makes decisions or recommendations regarding the daily functioning of the Link+/ILL operation. This includes policies or operational procedures. Reports to the Head of Access Services.

Minimum Requirements

Equivalent of 5 years performing work relevant to the position in a college, university library (preferred) or public library, including knowledge of basic access services/circulation routines in an automated ILS environment (e.g. Innovative Interfaces Sierra). Four years of higher education (120 units) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel. Must possess excellent organizational skills including ability to maintain records with great attention to detail. Should be self-motivated, flexible and capable of working independently with a minimum of supervision. Should have the ability to analyze, evaluate, assess and solve problems and improve services, policies and procedures.


Library Assistant IV (Evening/Weekend Coordinator), University of San Francisco

December 11, 2017

Library Assistant IV (Evening/Weekend Coordinator)

(https://www.usfjobs.com/postings/13406)

The Access Services Evening/Weekend Coordinator provides public service, technical processing for circulation functions, such as borrowing and lending activities, administrative reporting, and other LA IV duties that require an understanding of the library, its collection, classification scheme, catalog, and computer systems. Works independently with minimum supervision, exercises independent judgment, consults and makes decisions or recommendations regarding the daily functioning of the Link+/ILL operation. This includes policies or operational procedures. Reports to the Head of Access Services.

Work Hours:

  • Working hours: 37.5 hours/week
  • Required hours: Nights & weekends – Includes shifts until 12 midnight

Library and shift hours are subject to change

Minimum Requirements

Equivalent of 3 years performing work relevant to the position in a college or university library preferred, including knowledge of basic Access Services functions in an automated ILS environment (e.g., Innovative Interfaces Sierra). Four years of higher education (120 units) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel. Must possess excellent organizational skills including ability to maintain records with great attention to detail. Should be self-motivated, flexible and capable of working independently with a minimum of supervision. Should have the ability to analyze, evaluate, assess and solve problems and improve services, policies and procedures.


Research & Instruction Librarian, California State University, Northridge

December 11, 2017

The Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge is recruiting for two Research & Instruction Librarian positions. The successful candidates will participate in all aspects of library reference/research consultation services, both in-person and electronic, in a bustling Learning Commons. Depending on background, the Research and Instruction Librarians will provide general and/or discipline-specific library and information literacy instructional services, both in-person and online. The successful candidates will develop discipline-specific online research guides and/or digital learning objects in support of student research needs. Depending on interest and/or background, the positions also will participate in liaison and collection development activities for one or more disciplines within the social & behavioral sciences, humanities, or sciences (to be determined).

This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian level, with attendant expectations for professional competence, service and scholarship. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Screening of applications will begin February 15, 2018. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

For more information, including how to apply, please see: https://library.csun.edu/About/Employment.


Inclusion and Outreach Librarian, Sonoma State University Library

December 6, 2017

Sonoma State University Library seeks a knowledgeable, collaborative, creative, and student-centered Inclusion and Outreach Librarian to lead efforts in support of student learning for underserved communities at Sonoma State University. The Inclusion and Outreach Librarian will work collaboratively across campus on initiatives related to SSU’s designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, as well as those aimed at creating a diverse and inclusive community that is welcoming to all. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the challenges faced by underserved populations in higher education and a track record of successful collaboration to support student success, and fluency in Spanish and English. This position requires an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS/MIS degree, at least three years’ experience in an academic library, and familiarity with instruction in a primarily undergraduate environment.

Please visit the SSU Jobs site to apply, and select job ID number 104496. Review of applications starts January 8, 2018.


Associate University Librarian, University of the Pacific

December 1, 2017

The Opportunity:

University Libraries at University of the Pacific seek an experienced Associate University Librarian to create integrated service models and build collaborative professional relationships across three campuses, in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Stockton, California. This innovation leadership opportunity emerges from participatory planning activities and collaborative design processes for renovating the Stockton Campus Library, remodeling the Rite Aid Information Commons, and revisioning the Sacramento Campus Library. Newly imagined locations for learning spaces, collection resources, and integrated services, including adjacencies, permit heightened collaboration and increased impact.

With this aim, the Associate University Librarian will work collaboratively with library research, student success, faculty development, instructional design, technology innovation, and technology support professionals to co-create a holistic user-centered ecosystem for the Stockton Campus Library. Within the library organization, s/he will develop and align library programs and services, to ensure operational effectiveness and continuous improvement.

New service models will directly support First Year Experience and Academic Student Support initiatives, led by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Experience. For instance, in the Academic Student Support Hub, library subject specialists will work with academic support partners with writing, tutoring, and teaching expertise to foster student resilience.

In consultation with the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian will supervise the heads of four teams (19 employees): Access Services, Technical Services, Special Collections, and Academic Support Librarians, with a total of 19 employees. S/he will also work consultatively with the Assistant Dean for Library Services at the McGeorge Law School [who serves as Associate University Librarian at the Sacramento Campus Library] to further 3-city initiatives, policies, practices, and workflows and thereby ensure consistent, efficient, and effective user experience.  With the University Librarian, Associate University Librarians are responsible for framing three-city conversations about University Libraries, within a dynamic information landscape and an evolving higher education environment.
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Librarian, Cogswell College

December 1, 2017

Position Title: Librarian

Department: Academics – General

Job Type: Part-Time (May be Full-time if combined with teaching duties), Exempt

Reports to: Dean of the College

Supervises: Student Library Assistants

Summary

Ensures library functions and services are appropriately planned, implemented, and managed. The Librarian assists the Cogswell College community in use of the library materials and resources through reference and research support as well as Information Literacy instruction programs.

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