Monday
Feb042019

Position Opening - Special Collections Librarian, West Chester University

Special Collections Librarian, West Chester University

West Chester University Libraries seek an experienced and innovative librarian to join the faculty as our Special Collections Librarian.  The Special Collections Librarian will provide vision and leadership in the ongoing development of West Chester University Special Collections, home to a rich selection of scholarly materials. With holdings of over 17,000 items, the collections are especially strong in colonial, natural and Pennsylvania history and include unexpected treasures such as Shakespeare folios and an extensive collection of autographed copies of books collected by Dr. George Morris Philips during his tenure as principal of West Chester State Normal School (1880-1920).

The successful candidate will be responsible for expanding the impact and reach of Special Collections by guiding the collection's growth and providing instruction and outreach to the University and wider communities. The Special Collections Librarian will have frequent contact with established and potential donors, provide research consultation and instructional support for faculty and other researchers, and oversee programs, exhibitions and publications involving Special Collections materials.

This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position carrying full faculty status and responsibilities, including scholarship and service to meet both the Libraries' and the University's requirements for tenure and promotion. West Chester University Libraries is an evolving organization, and to be successful the Special Collections Librarian must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in an environment where flexibility and collaboration are essential.

For more information and to apply, see https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wcupa/jobs/2324885/19-128-tenure-track-assistant-professor-dept-of-library-services-special-coll?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Wednesday
Jan302019

Position Open - Nursing and Life Sciences Librarian, Villanova University

Nursing and Life Sciences Librarian – Villanova University

Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative professional to shape and deliver programs of library instruction, research assistance, scholarly outreach and resource management in a dynamic academic library environment. 

Reporting to the Director of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement, the Nursing and Life Sciences Librarian serves as the Library’s expert on research, learning culture, and information practices in the fields of nursing and the life sciences. S/he shares expertise through instruction and consultations and creates educational resources to facilitate student and faculty scholarship. S/he serves as liaison to the College of Nursing and the biology department and advocates for constituents’ needs to other library staff. S/he selects, assesses and deselects assigned subject collections to support the research and curricular needs of faculty and students. S/he builds and maintains collaborative relationships with faculty and students in assigned subject areas and develops innovative marketing strategies to ensure awareness of library services. 

S/he participates in a collaborative model of reference and research support. S/he leads or coordinates one or more services, programs, committees, and/or initiatives. S/he contributes to programs and initiatives of Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University, and professional organizations, as appropriate.  

For more details and to apply, visit here: https://library.villanova.edu/jobs

Friday
Jan182019

Position Open - Science Librarian and Coordinator of the Collier Science Library, Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) invites applications for the position of Science Librarian and Coordinator of the Collier Science Library. The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for planning, developing, managing, and evaluating the facility, services, and resources (both print and electronic) of the Collier Science Library, including the opportunity to take part in renovations of the library underway as part of the overall renovation of the Park Science Building. As part of the Library Research & Instructional Services department, the Science Librarian will provide research and instructional support to students and faculty in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science, and will partner with faculty on delivering information literacy instruction and assessing student learning. The successful candidate will find strong collaborative potential with LITS colleagues, especially in departments supporting teaching, learning, and research, particularly Digital Scholarship, Educational Technology Services, and Special Collections. Cooperation with colleagues at Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges (the Tri-College community), and in particular the science librarians, is strong, with opportunities to serve on local and Tri-College committees, and encouragement to engage in professional development activities and attend local and national conferences.

Located in metropolitan Philadelphia (and a short train ride from Center City), Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women with graduate programs in social work, humanities, and science for men and women. We are a diverse and international community that shares an intense commitment to intellectual inquiry and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. The College is committed to social justice, civic engagement, and inclusion. Bryn Mawr has strong partnerships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania.

The College offers employees a competitive salary and benefits package, including 25 vacation and personal days and a 10% retirement contribution. Bryn Mawr College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are committed to building a culturally diverse environment and welcome all applicants.

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered. Preferred: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, MA/MS, or PhD in an appropriate subject; relevant professional experience (e.g., in an academic library) and/or relevant teaching experience.

To apply, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/52602. Review of applications will begin February 20, 2019.

Monday
Jan142019

Search Re-Opened - Director for Information Literacy, York College of Pennsylvania

About York College of Pennsylvania:
York College of Pennsylvania, http://www.ycp.edu, is a private-sector, independent institution of higher education, offering over 60 baccalaureate majors in the arts and sciences and in professional fields as well as master's programs in business, education and nursing and a doctoral program in nursing. The College has an enrollment of over 4000 full time, over 500 part time undergraduate students and over 200 graduate students from 33 states and 37 foreign countries. The campus is located in South-Central Pennsylvania (50 miles north of Baltimore, MD, 30 miles south of Harrisburg, and 90 miles north of Washington, D.C.) and offers competitive salaries and fringe benefits.

Job Description:
The Director for Information Literacy will work closely with librarians, faculty, and college partners to develop and lead library services that support student success, recruitment, and retention. This position will support student-centered learning, focusing on building library research skills and engaging students with the tools of scholarship. At the heart of this new position is a chance to engage in high-impact instruction practices from a growing body of retention and library research that suggests that academic libraries have a positive impact on student outcomes. Some of the duties of the position include:

  • Developing and implementing library programs and services with an emphasis on information literacy/digital literacy.
  • Incorporating new and existing technologies and platforms into reference and instruction programs and services.
  • Developing research guides, tutorials, learning objects, and other tools for promoting and fostering learning and research.
  • Supporting faculty, staff, and students with services, outreach, and instruction related to scholarly communication and publishing, including copyright and fair use.
  • Providing in-person and online research assistance and instruction. Serves on library and college committees and task forces.

Requirements:
Master's Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an accredited American Library Association graduate program is required. Preference given to one or more years' experience in an academic library setting. Ideal candidate should be familiar with providing library instruction, LibGuides software or other web development tools, designing learning objects such as tutorials and videos, and working with learning management systems, such as Moodle.

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references.Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 22, 2019.
https://ycp.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=106437

Wednesday
Dec192018

Position Opening - Metadata/Discovery Librarian, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Libraries invites applications for a Metadata/Discovery Librarian.

This position is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position. An ALA-accredited MLIS or the equivalent degree is required. Responsibilities of the position include original cataloging, developing cataloging policies and documentation, and initiating collaborative projects to increase usage of physical and electronic materials by making them more discoverable and accessible.

For a full job description and application instructions, visit https://www.iup.edu/employment

Tuesday
Dec112018

Position Opening - Research and Instruction Librarian, West Chester University

West Chester University Libraries seeks a full-time temporary Research and Instruction Librarian for the Spring 2019 semester to provide service at the Research Help Desk. The librarian will also teach General Education information literacy sessions and participate in the library’s Teaching and Learning Team. Schedule is 35 hours per week and anticipated start date is January 22, 2019.

Job Duties:

  • Research Services
    • Provides service at the Research Help Desk, including assigned day, evening and weekend hours. Service at the Research Help Desk includes, but is not limited to, answering reference questions, providing one-to-one research consultations, and guidance and direction in the use of library resources and services in multiple formats.
    • Stays up-to-date with current library tools and resources available to the West Chester University Community.
    • Provides Research Help Desk assistance at other times as a backup.
    • Works cooperatively with other librarians to recommend new procedures or techniques in light of changing technology, cost effectiveness, analysis of work, etc.
  • Instruction
    • Teaches General Education information literacy sessions as scheduled in collaboration with the Student Success Librarian.
    • Prepares instructional and informational materials for classroom use as requested by the faculty and by taking the initiative to prepare library research guides and other materials as appropriate.
  • Other Duties
    • Performs other professional duties as assigned by the Dean of Libraries or designee. This may include substituting for other librarians because of illness or other absence.
    • Keeps current with developments in librarianship by professional reading and attending appropriate meetings, workshops or webinars.
    • Attends Library Faculty and Staff meetings, and other library and university meetings as appropriate.
  • Required Qualifications
    • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent required.
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience providing reference/research assistance in an academic setting
    • Teaching experience

To apply, please send letter of interest and CV to libadmin@wcupa.edu. Review of applications begins January 2nd.

Thursday
Dec062018

Join the PALCI Staff Team! Four new positions available!

 

We are adding capacity to support PALCI’s new initiatives for our Members. It’s a great time to be part of our innovative consortium! More information about each position is available by clicking on the links above. Contact Jill Morris at jill@palci.org with questions.

Tuesday
Nov202018

Position Opening - Scholarly Communications Librarian, Villanova University

Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library seeks a dynamic, engaging, and collaborative professional to lead the Library’s scholarly communication efforts in coordination with internal and external partners. Reporting to the Associate Director of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement, the Scholarly Communications Librarian identifies, develops, and promotes strategic scholarly communication services and programs. The incumbent engages others around scholarly communication issues through outreach, education, training, and collaborative projects. The successful candidate will also be responsible for outreach, information literacy instruction, research support, and collection development in assigned disciplines and programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads the Library’s scholarly communication program. Works collaboratively to set directions, manage projects, and educate the Villanova community.
  • Serves as the Library’s expert on scholarly communication including, but not limited to, alternative publishing models, intellectual property rights, scholarly visibility and impact, online identity management, and equitable access to the University’s scholarly output.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff. Implements an active and engaging outreach program to ensure awareness of scholarly communication issues and trends among Villanova community. Advocates for community needs to other library staff.
  • Oversees library publication projects such as the Library’s Open Journal Systems implementation.
  • Advocates campus-wide for open access.
  • Leads exploration of best practices in documenting and strengthening access to the University’s intellectual output.
  • Surveys and assesses community needs for scholarly communication services and programs.
  • Partners with faculty on research projects and course design. Consults with faculty, students, and staff on scholarly communication issues. Creates educational resources on scholarly communication topics.
  • Serves as liaison to one or more academic departments or programs.

Qualifications include:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Clear understanding of academic research and scholarly communication practices.
  • Experience advising others on scholarly communication topics.
  • Demonstrated ability for developing effective and strategic partnerships with members of a diverse community.
  • Ability to effectively articulate complex concepts such as copyright, fair use, and open access.
  • Knowledge of and interest in issues, trends and technologies related to scholarly communication.
  • Experience in successfully managing collaborative projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement effective training modules/tools.

Rank
The successful candidate will be appointed to 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, with a dedicated staff of approximately 50 FTE, is a friendly and exciting place that values work-life balance. The Library developed VuFind, an open-source ILS discovery layer, which is used by organizations world-wide, and was the university library recipient of the ACRL 2013 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

Villanova University is located on a beautiful 260-acre suburban campus close to Philadelphia and was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. Ranked among the nation’s top universities, Villanova supports its students’ intellectual growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.

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: 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.

https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/15168

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