Tuesday
Dec012015

College Librarian Position, Franklin & Marshall

Franklin & Marshall College is seeking a dynamic College Librarian to work with our faculty, students, and administration to support our academic mission, to envision the liberal arts library of the future, and to bring this vision into fruition.

The College Librarian oversees the work of librarians, and coordinates services, resources and staffing in two library buildings and across campus. S/he has overall responsibility for all Library operations including planning, budgeting, spaces, development, personnel, collections and policies. The Librarian interviews, hires, trains and evaluates the individual performance of direct reports, and assists them with supervision as needed.

To view the complete ad and to apply, please visit http://www.fandm.edu/jobs

Tuesday
Dec012015

Public Services Assistant, Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg College, Treadler Library

Public Services Assistant (Job #1550)

Under the direction of the Head of Public Outreach and Information Literacy Services, the Public Services Assistant is: responsible for the overall control, functioning, and security of the library facility, its collections and services, and its occupants during specified hours, including evening, late night and weekend hours; supervises activities of student assistants staffing service desks; provides informational and directional assistance to users; serves as link between users and specialized library staff who are not present; makes appropriate referrals to those staff; and performs other duties as assigned and as dictated by the needs of users.

Required qualifications: A baccalaureate degree and related job experience or an associate degree in library technology and experience working in a library. Some knowledge of general library procedures, information resources, computers, and library security concerns. Ability to work and interact effectively with diverse groups of people, including library users, faculty, and students. Ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations, maintain a proper study environment, and employ good judgment in the resolution of disputes. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Demonstrated success in working with the public and a strong commitment to library services.

Preferred qualifications: Experience with circulation, reference, marketing, displays, and outreach. For full job description, visit http://jobs.muhlenberg.edu.

This is a Staff Associate, non-exempt position. Starting salary is $2,225 - $2,275 per month depending on background and experience; a nominal increase is awarded following a successful 90-day review. This position is full-time (35 hours per week) with eligibility to all benefits offered by the College. Standard shifts include evening, late night, and weekend hours and include closing shifts. Shifts will change during intersessions and over summers. Apply by email, submitting a single pdf including your cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please include both your last name and Job #1550 in the subject line of your email. Review of applications begins immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. E.O.E.

Monday
Nov302015

Outreach Librarian Position - Kutztown University

Tenure Track Position for Outreach Librarian

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enrolls approximately 9,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The University is located in the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting, and is within 20 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The University is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

The Rohrbach Library at Kutztown University invites applications for a tenure-track Outreach Librarian (a full-time, nine-month faculty position) starting Fall 2016. The Outreach Librarian will coordinate the library's outreach efforts, library programming, and the Rohrbach Library's web presence. The Outreach Librarian will also provide information literacy instruction, participate in the liaison program, and provide research support services to faculty and students. Requirements: ALA-accredited MLS; three years of library experience; demonstrated effective presentation skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, students, faculty, staff and general library users; ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences; proven ability to balance multiple projects and set priorities; web development skills. Preferred: Previous academic library experience; previous outreach or public relations experience; familiarity with graphic design and graphic design software. A successful interview and an information literacy instruction lesson on a topic to be determined by the search committee required.

To see a complete position description, please visit http://library.kutztown.edu/jobs

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of 3 references, and unofficial transcripts documenting all degrees to: Sylvia Pham, Search Committee Chair, Rohrbach Library, Kutztown University, PO Box 730, Kutztown, PA 19530. Applications may also be emailed to: spham@kutztown.edu. For full consideration, please submit all documents by February 1, 2016.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.

Friday
Nov202015

AD for Collections Posting at Villanova

Falvey Memorial Library seeks a strategic, collaborative, and highly motivated individual to lead its programs to develop and steward general, special and archival collections in support of teaching, learning and research at Villanova University.

Reporting to the University Librarian & Director of Falvey Memorial Library, the Associate Director for Collections (AD) develops and implements a vision for the development, discovery and delivery of information resources of all types and formats. The AD collaborates with library staff, Villanova community, consortia partners, donors, funding agencies, and other library/higher ed. organizations to identify opportunities for developing strong collections and enhancing access to and preserving content. The AD establishes policies and procedures for lifecycle management of collections.

S/he manages the materials budget. The AD leads collection development, acquisitions & licensing, metadata, special and digital collections, and university archives operations in support of library and university priorities. S/he manages and develops staff in the directorate and fosters programs of collections knowledge development across the organization.

As a member of the Library’s senior leadership team, the AD shares responsibility for strategic planning, policy development, financial planning, governance, and the development of major library initiatives. S/he leads and contributes to programs and initiatives of Falvey Library, Villanova University, and professional organizations, as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • MS/MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution required.
  • 10+ years of experience in an academic, special or research library. 5+ years of supervisory experience.
  • Evidence of success in leading and managing organizational change. Strong commitment to diversity and a leadership style that is transparent and inclusive.
  • Experience in strategic planning, budgeting, and establishing/managing external partnerships.
  • Proven record of collaborative problem solving and facilitating cross-organizational cooperation in service of user needs.
  • Extensive experience in the development and management of scholarly information resources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright, intellectual property, licensing, and scholarly communication issues.
  • Significant understanding of best practices and current trends in both digital and physical resource management and preservation.
  • Awareness of metadata standards and tools as well as issues in archives, rare books, and special collections.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting objectives, and effectively manage multiple projects and assignments.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues.
  • Experience in grant writing and/or donor stewardship is preferred

Environment:

Falvey Memorial Library is situated in the heart of campus and is central to academic life at Villanova University. Falvey, which has approximately 50 FTE, was the university library recipient of the ACRL 2013 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. The Library has developed both VuFind, an open-source ILS discovery layer that has been adopted internationally, and VuDL, an open-source digital library management software, in an effort to aid its users and scholars world-wide to access its print and electronic resources in excess of 1,000,000 volumes.

Villanova University, located on a beautiful 260-acre suburban campus twelve miles west of Philadelphia, was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University School of Law.

Nominations and Applications:

To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references with contact information via the Jobs at Villanova website: http://jobs.villanova.edu.This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Friday
Nov202015

Cataloging Assistant position - University of Scranton

The University of Scranton is now hiring a full-time Cataloging Assistant. To apply online and view the full job description visit http://universityofscrantonjobs.com. Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2015.
Monday
Nov092015

Job Posting: Rowan University, Professional Services Specialist 4

Professional Services Spec. 4, Admin. Svcs. (Campbell Library - Archive)

Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 14,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is only the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a faculty practice plan that serves approximately 200,000 patients throughout Southern New Jersey. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts seven colleges--William G. Rohrer College of Business, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering and colleges of Communications and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics.

This position will play an integral role in assisting the Archivist in the administrative and professional duties of the department including overseeing the reading room and student workers, assisting researchers, faculty, students and staff with their requests, creating and updating forms and reading room materials and notices, assisting with inventorying and processing of collections, writing descriptions and guides of collections for input into EAD, and minor repairs of archival materials as needed. The ideal candidate will understand and be familiar with archives and/or library best practices. S/He will be familiar with standards for scanning and comfortable using scanners to create digital copies of fragile items for display or preservation purposes. Knowledge of, and previous experience with, metadata creation including EAD, DACs, DublinCore or MARC helpful. Familiarity with software such as NoteTab, Oxygen or programs such as Archivist’s Toolkit, Archon, ContentDM or Omeka beneficial. This position may be exposed to mold and dust.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/jobs/professional-services-spec-4-admin-svcs-campbell-library-archive-glassboro-new-jersey-job-5174820

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Monday
Nov092015

Job Posting: East Stroudsburg University, Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian

East Stroudsburg University seeks an experienced Librarian to oversee all aspects of the library’s electronic resources and periodicals, with particular emphasis on the integration of discovery services into the library environment.

This is a full-time, continuing tenure-track faculty position within Kemp Library and reports directly to the Library Dean beginning August 2016. Final selection will be based upon a successful interview, which will include a teaching demonstration and background check. All candidates must furnish proof of eligibly to work in the U.S. at the time of employment. For a more detailed position description use the included application link.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications, including all supporting materials, should be received by December 31, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please apply online at: http://www.esucareers.com/postings/16703.

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal opportunity for its students, employees and applicants. The university is committed to providing equal educational and employment rights to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran’s status. Each member of the university community has a right to study and work in an environment free from any form of racial, ethnic, and sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual violence and sexual assault. (Further information, including contact information, can be found on the university’s web site at: http://www4.esu.edu/titleix. In accordance with federal and state laws, the university will not tolerate discrimination.

Monday
Nov092015

Job Posting: Villanova University, Acquisitions and Licensing Librarian

Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library seeks a highly-motivated and collaborative individual to lead the acquisition and licensing of information resources. This position is a member of the leadership team in the Collections Directorate and plays a key role in relationships with subject liaisons, the Office of General Counsel, vendors, and consortia.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Collections, the Acquisitions & Licensing Librarian (A&LL) manages the information resource acquisition-lifecycle for all formats of materials. The A&LL leads and coordinates the acquisition, renewal, and payment of information resources. The A&LL is responsible for maintaining access to and the management of e-resources and communication regarding changes with appropriate library staff.

S/he negotiates and manages licenses in cooperation with the subject librarians, the University’s Procurement Department, and the Office of General Counsel (OGC). The A&LL collaborates with OGC to develop standard terms and forms for efficient licensing. S/he communicates with library and university staff to promote mutual understanding of and compliance with licensing terms and principles.

The A&LL supervises, trains and coordinates team members working in functions relating to acquisition of print and electronic resources. S/he develops, maintains and applies a thorough knowledge of best practices, efficient workflows, and tools for acquisitions, licensing and e-resource management. S/he contributes to programs and initiatives of Falvey Library, Villanova University, and professional organizations, as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • MS/MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience acquiring, licensing and managing the lifecycle of scholarly e-resources. Preferred: 5+ years of progressively responsible acquisitions and licensing experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a portfolio of scholarly e-resources in a complex publishing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate the acquisition and licensing of scholarly resources.
  • Knowledge of current issues in acquiring, licensing and managing scholarly resources.
  • Proven record of collaborative problem solving and facilitating cross-organizational cooperation in service of user needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting objectives, and effectively manage multiple projects and assignments.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Experience with acquisition module of an ILS.

Preferred:

  • Experience with an ERM.

Rank:

The successful candidate will be appointed an appropriate Librarian rank depending on qualifications and experience.

Environment:
Falvey Memorial Library is situated in the heart of campus and is central to academic life at Villanova University. Falvey, which has approximately 50 FTE, was the university library recipient of the ACRL 2013 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. The Library has developed both VuFind, an open-source ILS discovery layer that has been adopted internationally, and VuDL, an open-source digital library management software, in an effort to aid its users and scholars world-wide to access its print and electronic resources in excess of 1,000,000 volumes.

Villanova University, located on a beautiful 260-acre suburban campus twelve miles west of Philadelphia, was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University School of Law.

Nominations and Applications:
To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references with contact information via the Jobs at Villanova website: http://jobs.villanova.edu. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.