Friday
Jun092017

Collection Development Librarian, Elizabethtown College - Elizabethtown, PA

JOB POSTING: Collection Development Librarian

Elizabethtown College seeks applications for an enthusiastic, innovative, team-centered Collection Development Librarian.  Reporting to the Director of the High Library, this librarian oversees all aspects of collection development, acquisitions, and cataloging.  Responsibilities include: collaborating with faculty and librarians to identify materials and collections that support the academic curriculum; coordinating the acquisition and cataloging of items, including the creation of original catalog records; assessing the collections’ usage to project budgetary needs and to develop purchasing strategies; arranging for database trials and negotiating license agreements; and providing reference services to the College community.  The Collection Development Librarian supervises two library technicians.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding customer-service orientation, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a passion for working with students and faculty in a small-college setting.  A Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution and at least two years of relevant work experience are required.  Supervisory experience is strongly preferred.

Located in beautiful Lancaster County (PA), near Harrisburg and only 1.5 hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore, Elizabethtown College offers its 1,900 students more than 53 academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences and professional studies.  Driven by its motto to “Educate for Service”, Elizabethtown centers learning in strong relationships, links classroom instruction with experiential learning, emphasizes international and cross-cultural perspectives, and nurtures the capacity for lives of purpose and leadership as global citizens.  The High Library anchors the academic heart of the campus by providing resources, programs, and services to spark intellectual curiosity and to encourage creative inquiry.  The library staff works collaboratively to forward the College’s educational mission and to enhance the student experience.  For more information, please visit www.etown.edu.

To apply for this position, please go to http://etown.peopleadmin.com/postings/1037.  Review of applications will begin on June 30.

Thursday
May182017

Head of Reference and Outreach, Misericordia University - Dallas, PA

Head of Reference and Outreach - Library

The Head of Reference and Outreach will be responsible for the successful planning, organization, policy development, implementation and direction of the reference department, information literacy, and outreach of the library’s academic programs. This position will lead efforts to integrate information literacy outcomes and instruction throughout University programs and will coordinate all forms of the library’s instruction programs. Attend meetings and serve of university committees and task forces as required or assigned. Represent the Director and department when assigned or if the Director is unavailable. Maintain a current awareness of professional library trends in reference services and information literacy in the field of library science and information science. Represent the University at special events, functions, or with partner organizations. Rotating night and weekend hours will be required. Occasional travel will be required.

Responsibilities include:

Participate in the development and implementation of the library’s short and long term strategic plan as it pertains to Reference services.

Develop and implement policies, procedures, and standards for efficient and effective operation and maintenance of the Reference department; assure compliance with established policies and procedures.

Staff, supervise, manage, and ensure smooth operation of the reference desk. Establish desk hours in consultation with the Head of Access Services and ensure sufficient staffing during hours of operation.

Supervise and provide leadership to direct reports. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Develop, enhance, coordinate, and maintain the library’s instruction programs including information literacy, outreach, new student orientation, freshmen year experience, etc.

Prepare, develop, and maintain statistical reports for reference and academic outreach programs. Contribute to the reference portion on the library’s annual report.

Manage and develop the Reference collection of print and electronic titles.

Serve a liaison to academic departments for collection development and information literacy.

Evaluate new trends and issues relating to reference and information literacy.Make appropriate recommendations as warranted.

Master's degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required. A minimum of 6 years of professional library experience in reference and/or information literacy in an academic library. Two years of supervisory experience. Experience in using technology to provide and enhance library services and their changing roles in higher education. Knowledge of all aspects of library operations including contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies. Ability to lead the library’s essential role in academic programs, most specifically the cultivation of information literacy across the curriculum. Knowledge of and experience with outcomes assessment. Knowledge of library automation systems, online resources, and instructional technologies.

Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.

APPLY HERE - Head of Reference and Outreach

Monday
May082017

Humanities liaison librarian, Dickinson College - Carlisle, PA

Dickinson College seeks a Humanities liaison librarian (one-year, temporary) who is dedicated to excellence in teaching and will help to shape library services and collections for our humanities departments.  This librarian will teach information literacy and research skills to first-year students and majors in various disciplines using active learning techniques in classroom settings. Departments served may include but are not limited to Art History, Education, English, Philosophy, Religion; various interdisciplinary programs; and various language programs.  The Humanities Liaison Librarian works collaboratively with faculty to develop, teach, and assess student information literacy skills, and to build collections that support teaching, learning, and scholarship.  The liaison cultivates and maintains a strong working relationships with faculty members, develops an in-depth knowledge of the curriculum to inform classroom teaching and decision-making in collection enhancement, and engages in outreach and marketing of library services.  Active engagement in the library and information science profession is encouraged and supported.

 

Requirements: Candidates must demonstrate experience or aptitude for developing and delivering research instruction, preferably including first-year audiences, and should demonstrate the ability to incorporate active learning techniques in teaching.  The successful candidate should have an educational background in the humanities and/or experience as a library liaison serving the humanities, as well as reference experience.  Candidates should have achieved an ALA-accredited master’s degree by the time of application to this position.

 

To apply, go to https://jobs.dickinson.edu/postings/3910

Monday
May082017

Visiting Social Sciences Librarian, Duquesne University - Pittsburgh, PA

The Gumberg Library at Duquesne University seeks a collaborative, self-motivated, and service-oriented librarian for the position of Visiting Social Sciences Librarian. This is a 12-month visiting library faculty appointment available July 1, 2017

The Visiting Social Sciences Librarian supports Duquesne University’s mission by working closely with faculty and students to provide proactive research support and innovative instruction. In addition to providing research assistance at the service desk and online, teaching in the library’s information literacy program, and recommending social sciences resources, the position will collaboratively support researchers by participating in advanced literature reviews and by assisting faculty to document the impact of their scholarship through bibliometric analysis.

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community.

For the complete job description and application instructions visit: apply.interfolio.com/41933

Candidates applying by May 25, 2017 will be given first consideration.

Thursday
Apr272017

Research and Instructional Technology Librarian, Allegheny College - Allegheny, PA

Research and Instructional Technology Librarian

Allegheny College, a small highly selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Research and Instructional Technology Librarian. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt, administrative position. The position supports the work of the Research and Instructional Support (RIS) unit of Allegheny’s Pelletier Library. Research and instructional technology librarians in RIS work collaboratively to support student success by providing group and individual instruction and guidance in research and discovery strategies, information literacy, use of library resources, and the use of technology to support student learning. In particular, RIS trains and supports students who staff the research desk, partners with course faculty to lead class sessions in research strategies, consults individually with students and faculty in support of their learning and teaching, and supports the College’s learning management system (Sakai). The work in RIS is shared among the staff to take best advantage of each RIS staff member’s unique strengths and interests. To provide support at the time students are studying, RIS staff typically work one evening per week when classes are in session.


The successful candidate will enjoy working as a part of a team to contribute to department and library-wide initiatives; will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, effective oral and written communication; and will welcome opportunities to learn new skills and approaches as needed. Typical qualifications for the position include a Master of Library and Information Science degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Strong candidates with a masters-level degree in an appropriate field coupled with appropriate skills and experience will also be considered. In addition to the services typically provided by reference librarians in support of student learning and information literacy at liberal arts colleges, the successful candidate must be willing and able to support faculty use of a learning management platform. Experience teaching with or supporting a learning management platform, college-level teaching experience, or an additional advanced degree in a subject area relevant to Allegheny’s curriculum would be a plus for any applicant’s candidacy.  The Library supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the department’s commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.

Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh. Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and three references to the Office of Human Resources by e-mail to hr@allegheny.edu, or by mail to Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Visit the Allegheny College website at www.allegheny.edu

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