Wednesday
Nov072018

Position Opening - Metrics & Assessment Librarian, Villanova University

The Metrics and Assessment Librarian reports to the Managing Librarian for Resource Management and is responsible for generating, collecting, organizing, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data in support of the strategic collection development of Falvey Memorial Library. The incumbent leads the Library’s assessment effort in various library projects, initiatives, and activities.

For more details and to apply, visit here: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/15161

Wednesday
Oct242018

Position Opening - Data Services Librarian, Bucknell University

Bucknell University seeks to hire a Data Services Librarian within Library & Information Technology (L&IT). Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Research Services and Information Literacy, the Data Services Librarian provides comprehensive data services in support of the University’s teaching, learning, and research needs. In this newly created position, the Data Services Librarian will be responsible for designing services and programs to support research data management and data literacy, as well as developing policies and procedures for data curation, sharing, and reuse at Bucknell. As part of the Research Services team, this position will provide instructional and research support for students, faculty, and staff, working closely with data-intensive courses, assignments, and research projects across the disciplines. Additionally, this position will help support Library & IT’s robust programs in GIS and digital scholarship across the University. We seek candidates who embrace flexibility and a willingness to expand or shift their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs.

This is a full time, 12-month, exempt, benefits eligible position.


Thursday
Oct182018

Position Opening - Web & Systems Management Librarian, Ursinus College

The Web & Systems Management Librarian at Ursinus College manages the Library & IT organization’s digital presence, which links to a variety of vendor provided information resources, and oversees the Library’s systems, including the Integrated Library System (newly migrated from Sirsi to OCLC’s WMS) and its Discovery Search Tool (currently OCLC Discovery), with the overarching goal of expanding and enhancing Library services. He/she monitors and maintains the websites, making necessary updates to the pages and coordinating outreach to the campus community through this important communications tool. Additionally, he/she collaborates with Library and IT staff to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the Library’s systems. He/she troubleshoots technical problems with students, faculty and staff by working with internal IT resources and external vendors. He/she maintains a high-level understanding of all of the Library’s systems and works with IT resources to implement necessary upgrades and explore possible alternatives. Knowledge of trends in library systems, including the possibilities opened up by cloud computing, is key.

The Web & Systems Management Librarian works with the Director of Research, Teaching and Learning Services and other Library and IT staff members to provide a team approach to website and systems management. He/she is an active participant in the Library’s Information Literacy program, including serving as a liaison to the Sciences, which can include classroom workshops, research help for students and faculty, and the creation of online research guides, as well as playing a role in other digital services offered across the college community. This position has governing faculty status, which includes the additional responsibility of participation in faculty meetings and the potential to serve on faculty committees.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and support for the Library & IT organization’s web presence.
  • Promote awareness of the Library & IT organization and relevant initiatives to the campus via the web, including updating news and events.
  • Supervise student workers hired to assist with web responsibilities.
  • Monitor trends in library systems development to prepare for future initiatives.
  • Direct the use of library systems, including: OCLC WMS; OCLC Discovery; Tipasa; LibGuides; EZproxy
  • Generate reports as needed for collection management purposes.
  • Work collaboratively with IT colleagues to ensure that all systems work to their maximum capacity; troubleshoot with both internal and external resources when necessary.
  • Review and manage licenses and support agreements for library systems.
  • Maintain vendor relationships.
  • Serve as a liaison librarian with the Sciences for the Information Literacy program.
  • Work with aspects of the Library’s budget, in collaboration with other librarians, to allocate, manage, and monitor its effectiveness in supporting the college’s academic programs and strategic priorities.
  • Participate in professional organizations and meetings as appropriate.
  • Opportunity to serve as an adviser to first-year students.

Competencies:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse community of colleagues, especially those in IT, and library users.
  • Aptitude for detail-oriented work, including strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Strong service commitment to faculty, students and colleagues.
  • Willingness to learn and grow as a professional.
  • Some knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as CSS, VBscript, JavaScript, MarcEdit and JQuery highly desired.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA Accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Some experience with website design and/or web content management systems.
  • Strong evidence of collaboration with IT professionals.
  • Holistic knowledge of how library systems fit together.
  • Demonstrated library instruction or training experience.
  • Ability to communicate well.
  • Ability to travel occasionally for professional development opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with administration of an integrated library system and discovery search technologies.
  • Experience or interest in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Previous experience in an academic library or merged library/IT organization.

Interested candidates should apply here or go to https://bit.ly/2RSPkTT. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.

Friday
Oct052018

Position Opening - Library Assistant, La Roche College

La Roche College is currently accepting applications for the position of a Library Assistant in the College’s John J. Wright Library. This position will be a “first point of contact” for patrons and will handle or route information requests at the circulation and/or information desks. The Library Assistant will work in conjunction with other Library staff to provide quality customer service in an active user-oriented setting. The Library Assistant position is considered part-time and reports to the Library Director; the incumbent is expected to average 20-25 hours per week, Mon.-Wed.: 5p-9p; Sat.: 8:30a-4:30p.

For more information and to apply, please go to https://www.laroche.edu/About/Employment_at_La_Roche/Job_Detail/?jid=531.

Monday
Oct012018

Position Opening - Associate Dean & Director of the Library, Lycoming College

Lycoming College seeks an Associate Dean and Library Director with the vision and
creativity to enhance the library’s academic impact. This position requires commitment
to collaboration, student instruction, and campus outreach.

As an integral part of academic leadership, the Associate Dean/Director will collaborate
with faculty and establish the vision for the library supported by an engaged library
staff. The successful candidate will be a passionate professional committed to
enhancing student engagement with librarians and library information resources in and
out of the classroom. The Associate Dean/Director will engage the wider campus
community by creating opportunities to promote and support research, learning, and
teaching. At the same time, the successful candidate will facilitate the professional
development of the library staff, and represent the college by attending and
participating at local, regional, and national library organizations and consortia.

The full announcement is available by clicking here. Submit applications by November 1, 2018 for full consideration; the position will remain open until filled.

Monday
Oct012018

Position Opening - Student Success and Outreach Librarian, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is currently accepting applications for a Student Success and Outreach Librarian to join our dedicated team at USciences. We welcome applications from librarians at any stage of their career interested in having a broad range of responsibilities without sacrificing the flexibility to focus on areas that are of most interest to them. We will begin reviewing applications on 10/29.

The Student Success and Outreach Librarian will work closely with librarians, faculty, students, and the university community to develop library services and programs that support student success, recruitment, and retention. The Student Success and Outreach Librarian will design assessments that ensure the quality and effectiveness of those programs and services. As a faculty member in the Department of Information Science, the Student Success and Outreach Librarian performs all professional librarian duties including, but not limited to: reference services, collection development, teaching, scholarly activities, and service.

Major responsibilities will include:

  • Builds relationships across the numerous student support areas (Academic Advising, Student Health, the Writing Center, etc.) at the university to increase knowledge of library services and resources.
  • Collaborates with student support stakeholders to develop programming related to study skills, learning, research techniques, etc.
  • Works with other librarians/information science faculty to implement assessment methods and feedback mechanisms to measure the impact of library services, resources and spaces.
  • Maintains a deep knowledge of current issues and emerging trends in library outreach and identifies relevant initiatives for local implementation.
  • Teaches information literacy classes, holds scheduled reference consultations, and serves at the reference desk.
  • Serves as liaison to assigned academic departments and maintains the library collection in those disciplines.
  • Provides service to the USciences community and the profession by participating in committees, task forces, and appropriate organizations.
  • Engages in scholarly activity or research as a non-tenure track Board-appointed member of the Faculty.

USciences is a small healthcare-focused university, situated in a diverse, community-minded neighborhood in West Philadelphia. We are very fortunate to have a hard-working, respectful student body and strive to cultivate a supportive, inclusive library environment for them in return. Library personnel are well-positioned across the university’s committee structure to ensure we have a voice on issues relevant to our mission. We had a successful migration to Alma/Primo last year and do not anticipate any major projects that would materially affect the Student Success and Outreach Librarian as they acclimate into their position here.

The full job description and application process can be found here.

Friday
Sep212018

Position Opening - Head of Teaching and Learning at Gumberg Library, Duquesne University

Gumberg Library seeks an experienced, collaborative, and dynamic leader for its recently created Teaching and Learning Department which consists of the department head and the Instructional Design Librarian. Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Teaching, Research, and Engagement, and working closely with library faculty, the Head of Teaching and Learning will take Gumberg Library’s instructional programs to the next level by developing new approaches to information literacy instruction, advancing online learning initiatives, and by collaborating with campus stakeholders to incorporate and assess information literacy within the curriculum.

The successful candidate will lead the library’s strategic efforts to contribute to student success through innovative instruction and faculty and staff partnerships that focus on learners as critical and creative thinkers and knowledge producers. Information literacy is a general education requirement at Duquesne University that is met through credit bearing courses, including a groundbreaking interprofessional research skills course for the health sciences.

We are looking for a candidate with vision and demonstrated leadership skills to collaboratively evaluate and enhance existing IL programs and propose new programs with a focus on sustainability and scalability. The successful candidate will possess a strong understanding of information literacy threshold concepts, as well as experience teaching in multiple modalities in academic settings.

This is a twelve-month, non-tenure track library faculty position. Faculty librarians meet the criteria for rank and promotion through librarianship, scholarship, service, and support for Duquesne’s mission. Initial appointment rank and salary will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. We anticipate hiring at the rank of Associate Librarian. 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: http://apply.interfolio.com/55046. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Wednesday
Sep192018

Position Opening - Assistant Dean of the Library for Access Services, University of Scranton

The University of Scranton is currently accepting applications for Assistant Dean of the Library for Access Services. This is a full-time, nine month (Aug-Dec; Feb-May) professional position, which is responsible for overseeing Library services for Circulation; Interlibrary Loan; and Media Resources; and supporting Research & Instruction. The Assistant Dean directly supervises the work of 3 paraprofessional staff, works closely with Faculty Librarians, and is a part of the Library administrative planning team.

Regular hours are Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm, and the anticipated start date is January 2, 2019. For more details, please visit https://universityofscrantonjobs.com, and search “staff jobs” with the keyword “library”.

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