Director of the Pumerantz Library, Pomona, CA

August 10, 2018

Position: Director of the Pumerantz Library
Institution: Western University of Health Sciences
Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library
Location: Pomona, CA
Closing date: September 15, 2018

The Director is responsible for the administration of the Library’s operations and for providing high quality leadership and educational standards to maintain the University’s standing in the community and its national accreditation. The Director leads the planning, organization, administration of the budget, staff, collection, and services of the library to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff of the University, maintains relationships with community, governmental, and professional bodies, represents the University to the public and serves as an advocate for the Library both within and outside the University. The Director reports directly to the Provost.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Provides professional expertise, administrative and overall direction for the Library and its personnel,  including strategic, financial, policy, and space planning.
  2. Leads primary administrative and strategic functions and operational areas of the Library and University Archives, including allocation of financial resources and personnel. Directly supervises individual Library department heads.
  3. Develops and implements a process of ongoing review, assessment and improvement of Library programs and resources.
  4. Advances the Library’s strategic plan, to ensure alignment with the University’s strategic plan.
  5. Fosters relationships with the University community and external entities to improve library services and facilities, to enhance the quality of resources, and to increase operational efficiency.
  6. Effectively plans and manages the budget and financial resources of the Library to meet current needs and allow for the attainment of strategic initiatives.
  7. Ensures the Library and Archives stay at the forefront of changes in technology and maintains technical and professional knowledge of library and information science, as well as current trends and issues facing academic libraries.
  8. Supports  faculty development of curriculum, instructional strategies, new technologies and distance learning, as well as information literacy instruction to staff, faculty and students.
  9. Cultivates a responsive culture based on respect, service and teamwork that welcomes change and innovation.
  10. Encourages professional development of library personnel to develop and maintain a skilled and knowledgeable workforce that supports the needs of the campus community.
  11. Practices transparent management based on clear communication, openness to ideas and input from all directions. Creates organizational structures that promote innovation.
  12. Serves on University committees and taskforces and actively participates in University-wide planning activities as appointed or invited.
  13. Participates in professional associations and attends relevant conferences.

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Head of Library Information Systems, California State University, Sacramento

August 9, 2018

The University Library at California State University, Sacramento is hiring for the Head of Library Information Systems

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a forward-thinking mission and vision and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of 26 library faculty, 34 staff and approximately 40 FTE student assistants.

Duties Responsibilities

The Head of Library Information Systems reports to the Associate Dean for Digital Technologies and Resource Management, and serves to provide leadership and direction for innovative services and technologies. The position will define and articulate the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for information technology in a dynamic environment that values creativity, teamwork and innovation.

  • The Head of Library Information Systems is responsible for the management of the Library Information Systems Department, which includes planning, budgeting, and setting policy for information resources in the University Library.
  • The Head of Library Information Systems directly supervises staff responsible for desktop support, application development, the Library web sites, supporting digital services, infrastructure architecture and administration, and supports staff in the performance of their duties.
  • The individual will lead a service-oriented program that researches, develops, and supports advanced information systems for the Library, and ensures excellent operational management of information systems and support of end users.
  • The Head of Library Information Systems provides leadership in coordinating and defining system requirements and tasks for library-wide projects and initiatives.
  • The Head of Library Information Systems will work closely with Library Administration, University IT, and other stakeholders to take advantage of technological developments that enhance teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.

More information here: https://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/3321


University Librarian, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

August 9, 2018

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), in Monterey California, is seeking outstanding candidates for our University Librarian (UL) position.  NPS seeks an innovative, energetic, and proven library administrator who will capitalize on the experience and strengths of her/his team, which is comprised of Dudley Knox Library, Graduate Writing Center (GWC), and the Thesis Processing Office (TPO) (collectively “the Library”).  In partnership with NPS faculty, students, and staff, the UL will advance and support graduate-level teaching, learning, and research in our unique academic environment. This non-tenure track administrative faculty position, reporting to the NPS Provost and Academic Dean, is a member of NPS’ senior leadership team and will provide visionary leadership that enhances the Library’s programs, value, and role at the university. The successful candidate will be a creative problem solver with effective communication skills who has the insight, motivation, and energy to be an advocate for the Library teams while collaborating with institutional and external stakeholders.

As the chief administrative officer of the Library, the UL is responsible for formulating and implementing policies, programs, services, and associated technologies that support NPS resident and distributed instructional and research programs. The UL articulates the Library’s contributions to effective teaching and learning as an integral part of the NPS Teaching and Learning Commons.  The UL will guide the Library teams with a continued focus on improving discovery and access to internal and licensed information resources and will partner with faculty and students on critical thinking, effective communications, data analytics and visualization, and data management. The successful candidate will bring extensive knowledge of academic research resources, information infrastructure (including technologies for users), trends in effective written and spoken scholarly communications, digital collections, institutional repositories, and best practices for metadata. The UL should have a clear understanding of current and possible future trends in academic and research libraries and be able to leverage technological innovations in order to advance the library and NPS mission. The UL must have experience managing a complex budget and be able to direct the Library’s financial and other resources by setting clear priorities.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae plus an in-depth statement about their experience and capabilities. Applications for this announcement will be accepted beginning 07/11/2018 until 09/11/2018.
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Access Services Librarian, CSU San Bernardino

August 9, 2018

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) seeks a service-oriented, innovative, and collaborative professional to serve as the Access Services Librarian (ASL) for the John M. Pfau Library on the main campus and the Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center on the Palm Desert campus.

Responsibilities: The ASL reports to the dean of the library.  The ASL consults with the Librarians’ Council and the dean on all matters affecting access services and policies.

The ASL performs a variety of managerial and operational duties that require knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to the collection and assist patrons in the use of library resources and services. This highly visible position involves actively assisting library patrons; monitoring multiple library functions; and may provide some combination of reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison duties based upon knowledge and experience.

Supervisory Functions

  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates relevant full-time, unionized employees.
  • Oversees the daily operations of the Circulation; Course Reserves; and Interlibrary Loan departments; the circulation component of the Library Multi Media Center, at the Pfau Library; and the corresponding services at the Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center. The latter will require regular monthly consultation and interaction with the Palm Desert campus librarian.
  • Liaises with relevant campus units regarding departmental services, policies and employment.
  • Resolves all problems involving scheduling and coverage of the access services as detailed above, and keeps the dean informed about any issues.

All tenure-track librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the tenure standards for faculty at the university. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests depending on academic background.
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