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

.
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.

Monday
Oct262015

Job Posting: Director, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh

Hillman University Librarian and Director, University Library System

More information: https://www.pittsource.com/postings/105994

The University of Pittsburgh invites nominations and applications for the position of the Hillman University Librarian and Director, University Library System (ULS). This is an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished and innovative leader to continue to advance one of the nation’s leading academic research libraries and serve as a strong advocate for the essential role of the library in learning, teaching, and research at Pitt.

One of the top research universities in the country, Pitt is a state-related research university and part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in Pennsylvania. A member of the Association of American Universities, current enrollment in Pitt’s 16 undergraduate and graduate schools and 4 regional campuses is 34,934 (25,074 undergraduate and 9,860 graduate students). In 2014, the University’s federally funded research summed to almost $650 million. Pitt is ranked 9th overall and 5th among public institutions in the most recent U.S. National Science Foundation’s rankings of federally funded research at universities and colleges. Pitt is currently ranked 66th in their National Universities Ranking and 24th among public research universities by the US News & World Report.

The ULS has long been an integral part of Pitt’s academic life and consistently ranks in the top 40 research libraries in the world as indicated by the Association of Research Libraries’ (ARL) Library Investment Index. The ULS has embraced new technologies, such as digital scholarship support services, enhanced library resources for students and faculty, and has been at the global forefront of the open access publishing initiative for scholarly publishing. Pitt’s libraries’ global reach also includes an extensive international document delivery service with more than two dozen libraries in China, Taiwan, and South Korea and a staff exchange program with libraries in China.

The ULS is comprised of 12 libraries and holdings of nearly 7.1 million volumes and employs a total FTE count of 182. The director oversees the ULS budget, which in 2014 was approximately $32 million. The ULS is a member of the ARL, Center for Research Libraries, Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium Inc, HathiTrust, NorthEast Research Libraries, and the Coalition for Networked Information.

The director is responsible for the leadership and administration of the ULS, overseeing the innovation and development of the libraries in the areas of user services, collections and resources, management and infrastructure, cooperative initiatives and outreach, and support and funding. The new director will provide visionary leadership for the ULS and implement the libraries’ strategic plan in support of the University’s academic priorities, curricula, and research; keep the ULS collections vital and accessible for the University community; support and continue to develop open access initiative; increase awareness on campus of what the ULS has to offer; leverage and augment the resources of the ULS wisely; and lead and further develop a strong, service-oriented staff. The director reports to the provost of the University of Pittsburgh and sits on the Council of Deans. Among the required qualifications for the position are demonstrated leadership experience in academic scholarly communities and proven managerial ability in a complex organizational setting; an understanding of the major challenges facing academic research libraries today; a proven ability to develop and sustain relationships both on campus and in the external community; and demonstrated clear evidence of success in creating and working well within a diverse and inclusive environment. Review of submitted credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process

Applicants should include a current vita and cover letter reviewing his or her experience, strengths, and accomplishments, as well as names and contact information for three professional references. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically to: Beverly Brady, Isaacson, Miller, 263 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 http://www.imsearch.com/5572 For more information about the University of Pittsburgh Libraries, please visit: www.library.pitt.edu The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

Thursday
Oct222015

Job Posting: University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Instruction Services Librarian
Hanley Library
University Library System
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

The Instruction Services Librarian is a full-time, temporary (12-month) Visiting Librarian at a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. This position reports to the Director of the Hanley Library.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, promote, and teach information literacy skills to students, faculty and other library users
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other Pitt campuses to improve and assess information literacy skills of students, faculty and other library users
  • Provide appropriate reference assistance in the use of electronic, traditional, and non-traditional resources to all library patrons
  • Collection development for materials in support of the Division of Communication and the Arts
  • Assist with liaison work to the Division of Communication and the Arts
  • Prepare necessary reports and maintain statistics as required
  • Participates in professional activities as appropriate
  • Other professional duties as assigned

Schedule: Monday-Thursday: hours are negotiable but will include early evening hours; Fridays: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; occasional Sundays as needed.

Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent; 1 year professional experience in library instruction and reference at an academic library is preferred; knowledge of electronic and traditional reference resources and trends; demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication and ability to work effectively with a small, busy team; initiative and flexibility in a rapidly changing environment; strong service orientation.

Salary: $36,000 minimum. Comprehensive benefits package including 1-month vacation/year; Medical; TIAA/CREF, Vanguard; and tuition assistance.

To apply, submit letter of application and resume with the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references via email to:

William K. Gentz
Head, Library Human Resources
gentz@pitt.edu

Applications received by November 5, 2015 will receive primary consideration.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled

For more information on the University of Pittsburgh, please visit: http://www.pitt.edu/. For more information regarding the Hanley Library at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, please visit: http://www.library.pitt.edu/bradford

Thursday
Oct222015

Job Posting: St. Joseph's University

Position: ILS and Catalog Librarian
Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library
Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA

The Integrated Library System (ILS) & Catalog Librarian has primary responsibility for the Library’s ILS and serves as the primary backup for Library systems operations. The position works closely with the members of the library’s technology team to provide technical expertise, advice, support and vision related to the ongoing development of library systems and discovery services. The ILS & Catalog Librarian is also responsible for the cataloging and classification of all materials in all formats in the Library’s collection according to national standards, for maintenance and quality control of the Library’s bibliographic database, and for physical processing of materials added to the collection. This position is generally a 35-hour work week.

Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. For a complete job description, please visit https://jobs.sju.edu/ and click on "Full-Time Administrative and Staff" postings to view the job detail information on the open position. AA/EOE M/F/D/V

Monday
Oct052015

Library Technician - Dickinson College

Job opening

Library Technician – Access and Building Services

Library & Information Services

Dickinson College

 

Dickinson College Library seeks a detail oriented, customer service-driven individual to join our collaborative access services team.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to: interact comfortably, effectively, and professionally with users and visitors of all types; complete work accurately in an environment of constant interruption; manage situations of a wide range of importance and challenge; maintain confidentiality; pay close attention to detail; and be flexible, creative, and adaptable to continuous change.

 

For a list of specific qualifications and to apply online to this staff position visit https://jobs.dickinson.edu/.  Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. 

 

Dickinson is committed to diversity and we encourage candidates who will contribute to meeting that goal to apply. Applications and nominations of women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

 

Tuesday
Sep152015

TCLC Coordinator (P/T)

The Tri-College Library Cooperative (TCLC) seeks a part-time, 12 month, 25 hours per week Coordinator of the TCLC.

Click to read more ...