Friday
Apr072017

Manager, Interlibrary Loan/Resource Sharing, Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA

Manager, Interlibrary Loan/Resource Sharing (Information Resources and Services Supervisor/Manager 5)

Interlibrary Loan, Access Services, University Park

Exempt, Salary Band

Application Deadline: Open until filled  

 

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks a highly collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented professional for the position of Manager of Interlibrary Loan/Resource Sharing in a dynamic research library environment.  Penn State University Libraries is the recipient of a RUSA/STARS Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative four-star rating and won the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative’s 2012 Innovation Award as a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance for their efforts in improving user access to information through resource sharing. OCLC, The Online Computer Library Center, regularly lists the Penn State University Libraries’ among its top 10 materials providers.  Pennsylvania State University Libraries is one of four Statewide Library Resource Centers supporting and supplying Pennsylvania’s libraries. Reporting to the Head of Access Services, the manager of this department renowned for innovation and excellence in service delivery, sets vision, strategy and goals for a department of 11.5 full-time employees and 10 part-time employees to achieve the efficient handling of more than 150,000 borrowing and lending requests annually. This individual will coordinate and manage inter-institutional borrowing activity for students, faculty and staff at all 24 campus locations plus the University’s online World Campus, as well as the lending of Penn State materials to other libraries worldwide.  In addition, this position will oversee the article document delivery service from Penn State resources, the expansion of delivery to faculty and staff offices, and the retrieval of circulating material from Paterno and Pattee Libraries to fulfill patron requests via the inter-campus circulation system.  The successful candidate will collaborate on resource sharing activities and initiatives with library faculty and staff at all Penn State locations, and will develop and steward consortial relationships on a state and national level.  Additional duties of the manager position include providing instruction on interlibrary loan/resource sharing policies, procedures, and technologies to library staff, patrons, and professional colleagues through training sessions, documentation, and web resources, and representing the department on committees, taskforces, and special working groups.  In addition, this position will benefit from annual professional development travel funds awarded by the University Libraries. There may be times when this position is asked to travel as an official representative of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University. 

"In addition, this position will benefit from annual professional development travel funds awarded by the University Libraries. There may be times when this position is asked to travel as an official representative of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.  Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus three or more years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Other requirements include comprehensive understanding of resource sharing practices, operational processes, and professional standards; substantial experience with processing software such as:  ILLiad, RapidILL, WorldShare, or DOCLINE, and consortial systems such as Relais D2D or Auto-Graphics; working knowledge of circulation systems and library database searching; demonstrated ability to use office productivity software (e.g. MSOffice), experience using Microsoft Access preferred. A strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion; the ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement multiple projects; trouble shoot and solve complex problems; evidence of effective organizational, presentation, interpersonal communication skills that demonstrates initiative, creativity and the ability to work collaboratively are also required.  The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.  We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

 

 

Friday
Apr072017

Circulation & Interlibrary Loan/Periodicals Assistant - Susquehanna University

Job Function 

The Circulation and Interlibrary Loan (ILL)/Periodicals Assistant is responsible for providing operational supervision and user services in the Blough-Weis Library; serving as a contact person during morning and afternoon library hours. This position is responsible for the planning and management of interlibrary loan services, receiving print periodicals, circulation services, assisting library users, and supervising student employees. The position reports to the Public Services Librarian.    

 

The following link is to the full job posting:  https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/1132

Friday
Mar242017

Research & Scholarly Communications Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College - Lancaster, PA

Research & Scholarly Communications Librarian

The Franklin & Marshall College Library seeks a Research & Scholarly Communications Librarian to contribute to the development of resources and services related to Open Educational Resources, open access, open textbooks, scholarly communication and digital scholarship in the College Library and on the Franklin & Marshall campus. This newly created position will play a key role in the College Library’s outreach, growth, promotion and educational efforts around these topics.

 

Candidates should have an educational or experiential background in scholarly communication, and a strong belief in the value and future of open scholarly assets in higher education.

 

Functions include:

  • Participating in education and training regarding open educational resources, open access publishing, new scholarly communication models and digital scholarship to students, staff and faculty.
  • Staying informed on current developments in these areas, and acting as a contact person for interested faculty and scholars.
  • Exploring open textbooks and other curricular materials and how they could benefit students and faculty.
  • Providing assistance to faculty who want to adopt, adapt or create open educational resources for use in the College curriculum.
  • Supporting digital scholarship projects undertaken by faculty and students.
  • Managing and developing the annual Celebrating Scholarship exhibit and reception.
  • Keeping abreast of trends in scholarly communication and related areas by identifying and attending relevant workshops and conferences.

 

The RSCL will report to the Research & Instruction Librarian, and work with many colleagues to participate fully in a period of development in the College Library, which just created and is implementing an ambitious strategic plan. A migration to OCLC’s WMS, new digital collection platforms and a growing interest on campus in open educational resources will allow for the exploration and integration of open scholarly assets in our work.

 

Additional responsibilities include contributing to services in the Shadek-Fackenthal Library, and working with colleagues in both libraries as needed to support the curriculum and research in assigned academic departments. Our successful candidate will be able to:  

 

  • Provide research services, library instruction and other assistance to faculty, staff and students.
  • Provide liaison service and collection development in support of the research and information needs of academic departments in assigned areas.
  • Serve as an effective part of the library community through exploration, professional development and service.
  • Actively contribute to the formulation of library-wide policies, procedures, goals and priorities.

 

Education and Experience:

  • ALA- accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science is required. Coursework or experience in areas relevant to open scholarly assets is also required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, a positive service orientation and the ability to work with diverse populations are required.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team in a changing environment is required.
  • A high degree of comfort learning new systems and processes is required.
  • An appreciation for a diverse liberal arts environment is required.
  • Experience in an academic library is preferred.
  • Experience with information literacy instruction and undergraduate digital scholarship projects is preferred.

For more information: https://www.fandm.edu/jobs

Wednesday
Mar082017

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS LIBRARIAN, Gettysburg College - Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its growing Scholarly Communications department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.

 

The Scholarly Communications Librarian plays a key role in providing and expanding library services related to open access, Open Educational Resources, and library publishing. This newly-created position will oversee sustainable growth and management of our established institutional repository, The Cupola, as well as promotion, outreach, and education for various campus constituents. The position will provide primary support for library publishing activities, which currently include five undergraduate journals. The position will also provide education and support to faculty who adopt, adapt, and create Open Educational Resources. This librarian joins a growing department dedicated to supporting scholarly communications and digital scholarship.

 

Like all librarians, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, participate in a weekly rotation at the research help desk, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities. This librarian reports to the Assistant Dean and Director of Scholarly Communications. The salary is competitive and is complemented with a superior benefits package.

 

Qualifications:

 

Required: 

·         Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program

·         Demonstrated knowledge of the current scholarly communications environment, including open access issues, library publishing, copyright, author rights, and institutional repositories

·         Effective communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as cross-cultural competencies to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members

·         Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community

·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment

 

 Preferred: 

·         One to two years of experience in scholarly communications or related area (such as copyright), preferably in an academic library environment

·         Experience with bepress Digital Commons or another institutional repository platform

·         Experience with grant writing

·         Knowledge of and experience with digital humanities/digital scholarship activities for undergraduates

·         Experience with information literacy instruction

 

Gettysburg College is committed to a climate that welcomes and supports diversity. Candidates should address in their cover letter how they have contributed to a campus/workplace culture of inclusion, as well as how they would envision contributing at Gettysburg.

 

Application materials must be received by March 31, 2017. Anticipated start date is summer 2017.

 

Please visit our website to submit application materials through our online hiring system: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2037.

 

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

Tuesday
Feb282017

Associate Dean, University of Scranton - Scranton, PA

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton invites applications for a full-time, Associate Dean commencing June 2017. The Weinberg Memorial Library provides superior resources, services and programs in support of the dynamic scholarly, cultural and social endeavors of the University and the community at large. The Library plays an integral role in teaching, learning, and research on campus, fostering a culture of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, innovation, creativity, and sustainability. Our work environment is forward-looking and participatory, with an emphasis on transparency and faculty/staff development.

The successful candidate will bring strong communicative and interpersonal abilities in order to provide strategic/operational leadership for the Library; supervise the day-to-day management of the Library facilities, collections, and staff; collaborate with University faculty, administration, and staff; cultivate student learning and formation; work with academic departments to achieve and maintain accreditation; assess library services, programs, and evolving user needs; encourage integration of technology into the delivery of library services; and advocate in support of library services and programs that promote transformational education that is engaged, integrated, and global.

Qualified applicants should have an American Library Association-accredited Master’s Degree and six years of library/archives experience at a managerial or administrative level, including at least four years in an academic library.

Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Academic Dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies at The University of Scranton, serves as the Search Committee Chair. Applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com and include a letter of application summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Position is open until filled but applications will be reviewed beginning March 13, 2017.

The University of Scranton is a regional institution of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in northeast Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. Drawing on the strengths that have made it a recognized leader in the Northeast (ranked 8th among the master’s level universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report. Scranton is committed to a culture of scholarship and excellence in teaching and is moving into the front ranks of American’s comprehensive universities.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.

Friday
Feb242017

Electronic Access and Serials Librarian, Clarion University - Clarion, PA

Clarion University Libraries seek an experienced, collegial, service-oriented librarian with demonstrated knowledge of electronic access management, serials control, and public services.

Responsible for providing and overseeing integrated access to serials resources, both electronic and print, including cataloging and database maintenance activities. Related responsibilities consist of the evaluation and assessment of products and services in relation to serials management, the resolution of access problems, the collection and analysis of usage statistics, and the ability to remain current about emerging metadata standards and technologies in the management and description of serials in all formats.

Additional responsibilities include serving as the library liaison with selected academic departments, participating in the library’s information literacy instruction program, providing individualized instruction at the reference desk, serving on Library and University committees, and contributing to the profession through scholarly and creative activity.

Nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position with excellent salary and fringe benefits. Starting date August 2017. Summer work is optional, with additional work opportunities available and compensation provided.

The person in this position reports to the Dean of Libraries and collaborates with the Department Chair, Coordinators of Technical Services and Reference and Information Services and the Library Systems Administrator to effectively accomplish departmental goals.

https://jobs.clarion.edu/postings/7995

Friday
Feb242017

Open Education Librarian, Pennsylvania State University - State College, PA

Penn State Libraries are looking for an Open Education Librarian. Reviewal of applications will begin on February 28th. https://libraries.psu.edu/openeducationlibr

Friday
Feb172017

Research & Instruction Librarian, Gettysburg College - Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its Research & Instruction department.  Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference.  We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.  

The successful candidate will work collegially with four other librarians in the Research & Instruction department.  Core duties include staffing the research help desk (including one evening per week while classes are in session and occasional weekend hours); designing, teaching, and assessing course-related library instruction in collaboration with faculty; consulting individually with students about research; developing online guides, tutorials, and other learning resources; planning and implementing outreach activities and programs that promote library collections and services and contribute to the campus’ intellectual climate; and participate in the hiring, training, and supervision of interns and student peer research mentors.  Like all librarians, the Research & Instruction Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities.  This librarian reports to the Director of Research & Instruction.

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science 
  • Reference experience, preferably in an academic library
  • Knowledge of print and electronic reference services and sources
  • Teaching experience, familiarity with information literacy concepts and trends, and ability to contribute fully to an active information literacy instruction program that values creative instructional design and assessment 
  • Relevant experience integrating technology with reference and instruction to enhance the library’s role in student learning
  • Understanding of scholarly communication patterns and needs of a scholarly clientele
  • High degree of initiative and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment
  • Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community
  • Effective communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as cross-cultural competencies to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members 

Preferred: 

  • Minimum of one year reference/instruction library experience 
  • Proficiency in a second language and the ability to participate in an increasingly international curriculum

 

The salary is competitive and is complemented with a superior benefits package. 

Gettysburg College is committed to a climate that welcomes and supports diversity. Candidates should address in their cover letter how they have contributed to a campus/workplace culture of inclusion, as well as how they would envision contributing at Gettysburg.

Application materials must be received by March 10, 2017. Anticipated start date is summer 2017.

Please visit our website to submit application materials through our online hiring system: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2012.