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Assessment Librarian at Oregon State University – Corvallis, OR

Blog - MLS - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 14:09

The Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSULP) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

The Assessment Librarian will improve Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSULP) services and programs, with particular emphasis on the student experience, through the gathering and interpretation of a broad range of data to guide decision-making at the departmental and administrative level. Reporting to the Head, Library Experience & Access Department, this position collaborates with members of the library administration and library departments to design and implement assessment projects. The Assessment Librarian uses quantitative and qualitative methods to measure the effectiveness of the library in meeting the teaching, learning and research needs of its users, while promoting the integration of assessment into all phases of planning and services. The person in this position will develop and maintain system(s) for collecting data required for national and regional reporting, as well as respond to institutional requests for assessment data.

Position Duties:

60% Assessment:

  • Collaborates with Library Administration and Department Heads to design studies and implement quantitative and qualitative research to demonstrate library impact, improve services and inform decision-making related to OSULP strategic plan goals and initiatives.
  • Applies expertise (including methods of data collection, analysis and communication) to support assessment projects initiated across the library. In collaboration with library staff, provides guidance for conducting unit assessments by developing and implementing assessment models and tools that they can adopt. Works with colleagues to develop effective evaluation and assessment of new services and resources to enhance students’ experience with OSULP services and learning spaces.
  • Develops, maintains, and archives reports, datasets, statistical analyses and accompanying documentation of assessment efforts.
  • Ensures that essential program and demographic data is appropriately collected for assessment purposes.
  • Keeps up-to-date on new assessment tools, methodologies, issues, and best practices.
  • Collaborates with assessment professionals across the OSU campus.

15% Service:

  • Represents the library on the University Assessment Council and the Student Affairs Assessment Council. Participates in consortia and other collaborative initiatives related to assessment. As tenure-track faculty members, OSU librarians participate in faculty governance and university services and serve on OSU and OSULP committees, task forces and project groups.

10% Administrative:

  • Writes annual assessment reports in conjunction with the University Librarian, AULs, and the Library Administration, Management and Planning group (LAMP).
  • Prepares reports summarizing assessment projects’ findings to inform decision-making.
  • Responds to external requests for OSULP’s statistics and participation in national and regional surveys.
  • 10% OSU Campus Engagement
  • Serves as a primary contact to develop partnerships and identify collaborative, innovative research and teaching projects with an OSU college or program.

5% Teaching:

  • Contributes to the teaching mission of the university in partnership with OSU colleges, departments and programs.
  • Engages in formal and informal teaching related to the primary assignment and primary contact area for both internal (library colleagues) and external audiences.
  • Provides consultations, instruction and assistance with designing/implementing assessment projects, using data collection tools and statistical analysis.
  • Teaching can include: designing online learning tools, workshops featuring library services, collections and research support, providing one-on-one training and instruction to facilitate access to information and use of library systems, creating inquiry-based assignments, teaching classes (both credit and non-credit), providing individual research consultations and developing curricula.
  • Measures the effectiveness of their teaching using collective feedback from target audiences as well as peer evaluations from observations of teaching sessions and the review of teaching materials.

Minimum/Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Science or an international equivalent degree, or a Master’s degree in a data-intensive discipline
  • Demonstrated experience designing assessment projects, defining research questions, documenting and analyzing data to improve services, programs or guide decision-making
  • Project coordination experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate level coursework in research design and assessment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with social sciences disciplines and research methodologies
  • Experience conducting analysis and creating customized reports using data analysis or statistical software applications (such as SPSS, Nvivo, Atlas or R)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of research methodologies applicable to library assessment with a focus on quantitative methodologies
  • Experience providing recommendations for improvement based on assessment projects’ results
  • Ability to translate complex quantitative findings to audiences with varying levels of statistical knowledge
  • Flexibility and willingness to assume a variety of assignments

To apply to this position, please see its full job posting by searching posting #0014842 job at http://jobs.oregonstate.edu.

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Digitization Project Manager at Baruch College – New York, NY

Blog - MLS - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 13:58

Baruch College is currently seeking applicants for a Digitization Project Manager position in its Archives and Special Collections Department. The Digitization Project Manager will assist in a year-long grant-funded project (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) to digitize and provide access to print materials in the Institute of Public Administration Collection. The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) was an educational and consulting organization with roots going back to 1906, whose aims were the creation of an efficient, honest and professional government.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Digital Initiatives Librarian to create a work plan for the digitization project. Duties include establishing, implementing, and documenting workflows for the capture and storage of digital objects; inputting metadata; training and supervising two scanning technicians and student workers; and providing quality control on scans.

Experience:

  • Supervisory role managing digital projects, working knowledge of metadata and archival description standards (DACS, EAD, MODS, METS, and Dublin Core)
  • Knowledge of best practices for preservation of, and access to, digital collections; and experience generating checksums

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or closely related discipline.  This position requires at least two years of experience working on digitization projects and managing workflows.

Full time, Temporary from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. Compensation: $50,000. Application Deadline: May 20, 2015. Please send resume/CV and letter of recommendation to Professor Jessica Wagner, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Baruch College, Jessica.Wagner@baruch.cuny.edu.

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer

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Electronic Resources Librarian at Coastal Carolina University’s Kimbel Library – Conway, SC

Blog - MLS - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 13:46

Kimbel Library at Coastal Carolina University seeks a creative, innovative, service-oriented librarian to manage the library’s electronic resources and related products that are used to manage electronic resources throughout their life cycle including evaluation, setup, implementation, and troubleshooting. Reporting to the Head of Library Technology and Systems, this twelve month, tenure-track position at either the assistant or associate level will coordinate the acquisition, evaluation, and maintenance of electronic resources, assess the effectiveness of electronic resources and identify ways to make access more effective and efficient.

The Electronic Resources Librarian serves as the primary liaison to vendors regarding electronic resource trials, acquisitions and licensing, pricing, and technical issues. This position works with database providers, vendors, publishers, consortium partners, and other personnel to resolve problems with accessing electronic resources, proactively manage technical changes to preempt resource access problems, and responds to end-users’ issues with electronic resources in a timely manner. This position is also responsible for maintaining very accurate usage data in a variety of systems such as our link resolver, usage consolidation tool, and discovery platform knowledge base (EBSCO’s EDS). Must be intellectually curious with the aptitude to identify and track changes and trends in technology, business models, organization structures and user culture that may impact the management of electronic resources at Kimbel Library. This position will be a bibliographer for electronic resources, keeping abreast of new resources and recommending these resources for the curriculum, and will ultimately become responsible for the entirety of collection management responsibilities as they relate to electronic resources.

Required:

  • MLS degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution;
  • Demonstrated professional experience working with electronic resources;
  • Evidence of flexibility, innovative thinking, and demonstrated excellence in organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of the electronic product market, publishing issues, pricing models, and serials issues;
  • Experience with an integrated library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces, Inc.;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties and diverse constituencies, including faculty and staff, cross-department committees and teams, and patrons;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook and Excel;

Ability and interest in fulfilling tenure and promotion requirements for job performance, scholarship, professional development, and service.

Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, a current CV, copies of transcripts, and names, phone numbers, and addresses (postal and email) of three current references to: https://jobs.coastal.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment.

Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer.

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Lead Librarian for the Department of Health and Human Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Atlanta, GA

Blog - MLS - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 12:01

What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.

Who May Apply: Open to US citizens and applicants eligible under Schedule A authority.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-M2-15-1401274 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

This position is located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, (CSELS), Atlanta, GA.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide.

CDC Financial Disclosure —OGE form 450 Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This Information will be required annually.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Duties: As a Lead Librarian you will:

  • Lead identifying, distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employee in accordance with established work flow, skill level and/or occupational specialization.
  • Ensure the organization’s strategic plan, mission and values are communicated and integrated into the team-activity strategies, goals, objectives, work plans, products and services.
  • Maintain program and administrative reference materials, project files and relevant background documents and make available policies, procedures and written instructions from the supervisor.
  • Prepare reports and maintain records of work accomplishments and administrative information as required and coordinate the preparation, presentation and communication of work-related information to the supervisor.
  • Resolve simple, informal complaints of employees and refer others, such as formal grievances and appeals to the supervisor or an appropriate management official.

Qualifications Required:

Basic Education: Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree

OR

A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the education requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.dev.cdc.gov/employment/newhire/foreigned.html

Specialized Experience: In addition to the minimum education requirement, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include to include experience overseeing, planning, organizing, and directing library activities and services.

Benefits: The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.

Salary Range: $87,219 to $113,383 / Per Year

Open Period: Thursday, May 21, 2015 to Thursday, June 4, 2015

To apply for this position, or for more information about it, see the full job description available here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/404699900

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Online Product Assistant at Sage Publications – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 11:49

The Online Product Assistant will support the creation and ongoing management of online products for the academic library market.  They will assist Product Managers  developing new products and monitoring and improving live products.  They will lead projects as assigned including market research, product testing, developing requirements for product enhancements, and process improvements. They will maintain clear documentation for the development process, including templates. They will own the product reporting process, adapting the reports based on feedback from the team, and coordinate regular creation and dissemination of the reports.  They will support the Washington DC-based members of the Online Products Team with administrative duties.

This position is part of the global Online Products Team at SAGE, working in a dynamic part of the business to significantly increase SAGE’s online product portfolio for our library customers.  Products for the library market at SAGE are developed with external technology partners.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the monthly process for creation and dissemination of product reports covering site analytics, sales and marketing updates, and product news
  • Support creation and evolution of reporting templates for all products, owning the templates and evolving them based on team feedback
  • As assigned or product in beta, generate detailed beta reports, including sales and usage information
  • Support large cross-functional meetings, including coordinating rooms, timing, agendas and minutes
  • Coordinate logistics for special in-office events such as all day summit meetings, including rooms reservations, attendees and catering
  • Support DC-based Online Products Team members with travel arrangements, travel expense reporting, and other administrative tasks
  • Work with all product managers to track new product and enhancement spending against budget, documented in a central location
  • Support delivery of new product releases and product enhancement projects, as assigned, including monitoring project plans, documenting requirements, carrying out user acceptance testing, tracking open issues, coordinating launch sign off and communicating enhancements internally
  • Support product documentation, owning the ongoing intranet space for library products and maintaining process documentations and templates
  • In coordination with all team members, carry out competitor research, especially focused on functionality benchmarking
  • Participate in and support external product-related marketing, publicity and customer service activity as requested.

Qualifications & Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; 1 year relevant experience required
  • Working knowledge of publishing industry beneficial
  • Experience working with online products and services beneficial
  • Experience working with the library and academic market beneficial
  • Ability to effectively interface with customers, both internally and externally

Language – Reasoning – Analytical – & Mathematical Skills:

  • Proven skills in organization, time management, and efficient execution of tasks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including creating graphics in Excel
  • Successful track record of team- and relationship-building required
  • Professional, enthusiastic demeanor and positive outlook necessary
  • Results-oriented and analytical approach, balanced by good detail orientation, required
  • Effective stress management needed

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Learning Commons Assistant at the College of New Rochelle’s Gill Library – New Rochelle, NY

Blog - MLS - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 11:29

The Gill Library at The College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY is seeking a service oriented individual to fill the position of Learning Commons /Library Assistant, to work evenings part time (20 hours/week) 5-11pm.  This grant funded position is available immediately.   Reporting to the Assistant Dean of the Library, the candidate will work closely with Learning Commons staff and Library Staff.

The Learning Commons/Library Assistant works in the Learning Commons/Circulation Department of the Library to provide direct public service and student assistance in the Learning Commons, including policy explanations. S/he trains, supervises and assigns duties to evening and weekend Student Assistants. S/he must be well versed in all computer applications used in the Library Learning Commons, and troubleshoots problems encountered by Library patrons. S/he supports the evening Librarian and provides assistance to all users.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides coverage for and supervises the Learning Commons/Circulation Desk in the evening with a Librarian and Student Assistants
  • Responsible for training and supervising night and weekend Student Assistants
  • Communicates regularly with Circulation Manager, Access Services Librarian and Learning Commons Coordinator regarding departmental issues that arise in the evening
  • Oversee group study room reservations and usage in the evening
  • Performs general Innovative Interfaces Inc. Millennium (Integrated Library System – ILS) functions to support student needs
  • Perform basic photocopier/network printer/machine maintenance and call for service when needed
  • Manage stack maintenance, perform pick-up and walk-through of each building floor
  • Perform building closing procedures

Required Qualifications Include:

  • Experience working in an Academic Library a must, preferably in a Learning Commons environment
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office, basic database research skills and experience using integrated library system software
  • Must be self-motivated, have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, have great attention to detail, good writing and communication and interpersonal skills including problem solving
  • Must have the ability to lift, bend, reach, stoop, push and pull loaded library book trucks

Salary and Benefits: This is a grant funded position $18 per hour / 20 hours per week.

Send letter of interest by June 3rd, addressed to Dean Ana Fontoura, along with resume and 3 references as PDF attachments to:

Ms. Brunie Lopez
Secretary to the Dean
Gill Library
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805
blopex@cnr.edu

The College of New Rochelle is a Catholic college in the Ursuline tradition and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds who will contribute to our unique educational mission. To learn more about Gill Library and The College of New Rochelle, visit our website at: www.cnr.edu.

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Project Archivist with the History Associates – Rockville, MD

Blog - MLS - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 11:20

History Associates is currently recruiting a number of qualified individuals with experience in archival arrangement for an immediate opportunity in Beltsville, Maryland. This opportunity is expected to run for approximately 3-4 months and hiring will be made on a temporary basis. Positions are full-time; 40 hours per week. Temporary archivists are not eligible for benefits offered by History Associates.

History Associates is a professional historical services firm with over thirty years of providing customized historical, archival, records management, museum and exhibit services to corporate, government, and non-profit organizations.

Job Description:

Working under the supervision of an on-site team leader and within strict deadlines, selected candidates will work as part of a team to sort and arrange a large collection of unprocessed records belonging to a major federal entity.

Selected candidates are expected to perform the following activities:

  • Sort records into record groups
  • Arrange records according to an existing hierarchy
  • Title folders in accordance with defined naming conventions
  • Create box lists

In performing these tasks, the archivists will ensure accuracy of work and prepare material for digitization. All work will be subject to routine review by the project manager and client.

Education Requirements:

Master’s degree in library science, history, or related discipline with a concentration in archival studies or archival courses, seminars, internships, or relevant practical experience.

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience arranging and describing records
  • Understanding of and experience in implementing archival hierarchies
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures
  • Proven examples of working under strict deadlines
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others on a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Qualified applicants should e-mail a cover letter that indicates interest/qualifications in the position, resume, (unofficial) transcripts, names and contact information (including e-mail address) of three professional references to dmiles@historyassociates.com.

History Associates Incorporated
Attn: Doris Miles, Director of Personnel
300 N. Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
E-mail: dmiles@historyassociates.com
www.historyassociates.com

History Associates is an equal opportunity employer.

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Metadata and Scholarly Publishing Librarian – George Washington University – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 15:38

HIMMELFARB HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY

*THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY*
Position Description: Metadata and Scholarly Publishing Librarian*

*Position Summary:*  The George Washington University’s Himmelfarb Health
Sciences Library seeks a librarian to manage all cataloging and
organization of the current collections and content of the library,
including all types and formats of materials, and the institutional
repository. The position also participates in the Library’s instructional
program as an Informatics Tutor, serves as a Library Liaison and on
library-wide committees.  The Metadata Services Librarian reports to the
Associate Director, Collections and Access Services and is a member of the
library operations management team.

*Duties and Responsibilities:*

1.      Develops and creates metadata for Himmelfarb Library’s
institutional repository, the Health Sciences Research Commons,
coordinating with the Acquisitions and Resource Sharing Librarian on input
of resources to the system.  Collaborates with health sciences departments
to solicit and organize resources for the IR.  Supports the University’s
Open Access policy for archiving scholarly output.

2.      Organizes initiatives that support the scholarly publishing
lifecycle, as appropriate.

3.      Supports the faculty with the creation of metadata for their data
sets.

4.      Plans and directs the work of staff responsible for the cataloging,
classification and organization of library materials in all formats
(including monographs, serials, analytics, electronic resources,
audiovisuals, and software).

5.      Oversees the creation and management of bibliographic and authority
files and item records.

6.      Performs original and copy cataloging using OCLC Connexion, RDA,
MeSH, and LC classification.  Authority records/files include MeSH, LC
name, and series.

7.      Maintains current knowledge of the development of national and
international cataloging, metadata, and linked data standards.  Provides
leadership within the library on the organization of information.

8.      Participates in the Library’s instructional program as an
Informatics Tutor.

9.      Participates in the Library’s Liaison Program, working with one or
more departments as assigned within the guidelines and expectations of the
program.

10.  Oversees compilation of cataloging statistics.

11.  Coordinates with the Electronic Resources & Instructional Librarian
and the Serials & Systems Librarian to ensure that the catalog and
electronic resources are synchronized.

12.  Collaborates with the Acquisitions and Resource Sharing Librarian on
projects related to maintenance of the print collections.

13.  Manages the current monographic holdings records in bibliographic
utilities such as OCLC and WRLC Library Services.

14.  Writes, revises, and implements cataloging procedures and maintains an
updated procedures and position manual accessible on shared drive, intranet
or other system utilized to ensure its availability to all within the
library.

15.  Maintains knowledge of current trends in librarianship and advances in
technology and implementation in the library.

*QUALIFICATIONS: *

*Basic: *

1.      Masters in Library or Information Science (MLS) from an
ALA-accredited school

2.      Experience in developing and/or managing an institutional
repository system.

3.      Familiarity with emergence of institutional repositories, including
issues, policies, service models, and strategies securing appropriate
content.

4.      3-4 years’ experience cataloging in all formats using an integrated
library system and OCLC Connexion.

5.      Working knowledge of MARC21 bibliographic and authority formats;
RDA; LC classification schedules; use, interpretation, and application of
LC subject headings (LCSH) and/or NLM subject headings (MeSH).

6.      Working knowledge of metadata standards and schema used to describe
and manage digital collections.

7.      Knowledge of current trends in libraries.

8.      Working experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

9.      Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

10.  Demonstrated ability to solve problems and to work collaboratively

*Preferred:*

1.      Knowledge of scholarly communication issues, Open Access
initiatives, intellectual property and copyright issues, and new forms of
publication and research/creative activities

2.      Knowledge of or experience with Digital Commons software

3.      Experience with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. integrated library
system, Sierra

4.      Experience with cataloging of medical and health sciences materials

5.      Supervisory experience

6.      Working knowledge of FRBR, RDA, and emerging linked data standards

7.      Instructional experience

*Application Procedure:*

Please complete an online application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/26572
and upload a cover letter and a current CV or resume, and provide the names
and complete contact information for at least three (3) professional
references. Review of applications will begin on June 4, 2015, and continue
until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be
considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of
a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or
activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Job Opening – Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Database Administrator

MIM Blog - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 11:58

Job Title: Database Administrator
Reports To: Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Chief Executive Officer
Prepared Date: May 6, 2015

Summary
This position serves as Database Administrator of the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) organization. The CDCB is a 501 (c) (5) non-profit organization which recently assumed the service responsibilities for calculating and distributing the genetic evaluations and genomic predictions, for managing data storage, and for analyzing and distributing dairy cattle data, tasks that previously were performed by the United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service – Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory (USDA-ARS-AGIL). The CDCB allied partners cooperator database is the largest in the world devoted to dairy animals with over 70 million female phenotypic records and over 300,000 males receiving genetic evaluations or genomic predictions.

The Database Administrator is to be responsible for the development, performance, integrity and security of the CDCB cooperator database and provide services to member sectors and allied industry cooperators. Besides the technical skills described below, the successful candidate will be a team player constantly interacting with the CDCB and the AGIL staff in order to achieve the proposed goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish the needs of users and monitor user access and security;
  • Develop and maintain the editing programs responsible for input data quality.
  • Monitor performance and optimize parameters to provide fast responses to front-end users;
  • Map out the conceptual design for a planned database;
  • Consider both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users;
  • Refine both logical and physical designs to meet service requirements;
  • Install and test new versions of the database management system;
  • Keep up-to-date database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for
    the data dictionary (metadata);
  • Control access permissions and privileges;
  • Develop, manage and test back-up and recovery plans;
  • Ensure that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly;
  • Provide capacity management;
  • Work closely with technical and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security;
  • Commission and install new applications and customize existing applications.

Qualifications
The individual in this position must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily. The CDCB currently uses a DB2 database and most programs are written in C or FORTRAN. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
College degree (BS) or completed relevant technical degree. Five (5) years of experience and success in programming and database administration.

Knowledge and experience should include:

  • Database Performance Tuning
  • Database Management
  • Database Security
  • Data Maintenance
  • Information Security Policies
  • Unix and Linux
  • Computer languages: C
  • Statistical package SAS is a bonus
  • Version control protocols
  • Project management applications (cooperative software development)
  • SQL, Cold Fusion

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefit package. A relocation allowance is also available.

Travel
This position may require travelling to meetings internationally. A valid passport and other appropriate documentation as required for work and entry into the United States of America and other countries is required.

Language Skills
Good command of English with competency in oral and written communication.

Physical Demands
Should be able to lift and carry 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Transportation to work and meetings should be readily available.

Work Environment
The CDCB organization under the direction of the CEO operates in a strong team environment, with interaction between internal and external individuals and organizations.

Location
The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding office is located in Bowie, Maryland.

Application Process and Format
Candidates should submit an electronic file format (PDF or Microsoft Word document) cover letter and resume to Ray Bacchus at humanresources@cdcb.us. Screening will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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Congratulations MLS Class of 2015!

Blog - MLS - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 09:40

Congratulations to all of the Spring and Summer 2015 graduates! Over the past few years you have worked on many group projects, some pleasant, some less so; written an abundance of papers, some of which have convinced you that you’re in exactly the right profession and others that still bring you anxiety; you’ve completed internships; built webpages and databases; fretted over what course to take and final grades; and maybe most importantly you have made many friends of fellow students, faculty, and staff.

We have been honored to have been able to work with you throughout your studies and wish you the very best of luck in your future endeavors. We know that you all will go on to do great things and be positive forces for change and good for all those you work with.

As you move through your profession, please don’t forget about us back at the iSchool. We want to know how you’re doing and where you end up.

Congratulations!

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MLS Alum Denise Davis Awarded 2015 Institute of Museum and Library Services National Medal

Blog - MLS - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 16:15

MLS graduate Denise Davis has been awarded the 2015 Institute of Museum and Library Services National Medal. The IMLS, a grant-making federal agency, offers the National Medal as its highest honor in recognition of extraordinary service to the community.

Denise is the director of Cecil County Public Library. Under her guidance, the Cecil County Public Library has created specially targeted educational outreach programs, aiding lower-income families prevent summer learning loss and assisting veterans in their transition to life as a civilian.

Denise earned her MLS from the University of Maryland College of Information Studies in 1975 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1991. She has served as a Director for Cecil County Public Library since 2001, and has, alongside Cecil County Public Library, been exemplary in her service to her community.

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Enid A Haupt Fellowship – Smithsonian Gardens – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 14:03
The Enid A. Haupt Fellowship in Horticulture was made possible by a generous endowment from philanthropist Enid Annenberg Haupt who, during her lifetime, passionately supported the creation of public gardens and preservation of horticultural institutions.  The Fellowship aims to advance the knowledge and understanding of the roles and significance of horticulture in society, and to contribute to the ongoing dialog in the field.  Proposals may address, but are certainly not limited to, the following topics: the cultural significance of public gardens in urban society; the environmental effects of urban settings on horticultural endeavors; art in the garden; vernacular gardens; regional garden types; the business of horticulture or floriculture; historic garden trends and design features; historic garden preservation; and public garden administration. Applications for the Enid A. Fellowship should be received no later than July 1, 2015. Additional information about the Haupt Fellowship can be found at http://www.gardens.si.edu/get-involved/enid-haupt-fellowship.html

 

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Data Analyst – Drexel University Libraries – Philadelphia, PA

Blog - MLS - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 14:00
Job Overview:   To ensure access to the authoritative data and information resources the University requires for learning, scholarship, and research, Drexel University Libraries has responsibility for making cost effective expenditure decisions to purchase or license materials.  We seek a collaborative and user-focused professional to analyze usage and modes of access to resources. This new position deepens our commitment to effective evidence-based decision-making. The Data Analyst for Resource Access is a creative and analytic thinker who will monitor and analyze the continued growth and increasing impact of the Libraries’ collections and services. Under the supervision of Director of Library Services & Quality Improvement, the Data Analyst for Resource Access gathers and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data; applies service quality techniques and assessment practices. This position is a key part of a matrixed team including directors, selectors, managers, acquisitions interlibrary loan, and access staff and also provides general support for other collections-related staff and projects. Essential Functions: The Data Analyst for Resource Access leads the coordination for evidence-based content acquisition, management, and assessment regardless of content format, acquisitions/access model, or delivery platform. The Analyst provides evidence to promote and sustain content acquisitions, access, archiving, and preservation and will design methodologies that promote best practices in making informed data and information resource decisions. Duties include:
  • Examine current acquisitions options for efficiency and effectiveness to inform strategic collection decision-making by analyzing collection-related data and effectively communicating results and recommendations;
  • Assess resource effectiveness (e.g., cost per use) to provide assessment metrics of individual resources and coordinate analysis work through a matrixed organization with directors, selectors, acquisitions, administration, and access staff;
  • Leverage Drexel’s entrepreneurial culture and opportunities in concert with the Libraries’ strategic leadership to examine and explore models for long-term plans and funding strategies for collections management in balance with appropriate deployment of interlibrary loan services;
  • Analyze print/tangible collections for use, retention, replacement with electronic formats, and collection assignments within library sites and/or storage collection and assist with acquisitions work by managing a relatively small (~3% of current budget) print/tangible resources program;
  • Leverage access to electronic book collections through acquisitions and discovery metadata management technology and service options in partnership with Managers of Discovery Systems and Metadata Services and Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian;
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative methods for assessing effectiveness of the Libraries’ resource access programs across all formats regarding how well they meet the current and anticipated needs of the Drexel community;
  • Develop models to assess the value of current and potential collaborative arrangements with other institutions and consortia and suggest strategies for the future;
  • Support Libraries’ matrixed organizational environment through proactive communication, creative problem-solving, and innovative efficient service delivery and works collaboratively with others throughout the Libraries to support varied resource access-related projects and activities;
  • Maintain awareness of and contribute to profession regarding standards and best practices and participate in library-wide activities or projects through service on library and university committees and working groups;
  • Participate in Service Quality improvement projects; identify, track, and report on metrics that describe success of program.
Qualifications: Required
  • Master’s degree from an accredited Library & Information Science program or equivalent degree or experience;
  • 2 years of relevant work experience;
  • Knowledge of current, evolving, and innovative models of collection development, publishing, and acquisitions principles and processes;
  • Strong data analysis skills; proven skills to gather, assess, interpret,
  • High proficiency level with Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and other
  • Demonstrated interest bringing innovation to the workplace;
  • Sound judgment and the ability to handle responsibilities with both discretion and independence;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple high profile and complex projects simultaneously;
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment, including working with people with diverse backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated success in working effectively both independently and within teams;
  • Demonstrated skill with oral and written communications;
  • Evidence of flexibility and initiative when working within a fast-paced, changing environment.
Preferred
  • Experience working in libraries or for library consortia, vendors or publishers;
  • Experience with matrixed organizational environments;
  • Knowledge of scholarly communications issues, tools, and resources;
  • Evidence of active engagement in the profession
  • Experience or coursework in statistics and visualization.
Supplemental Posting Information: Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings. Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University’s acceptance of the results of the background investigation. Apply:  www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=79695

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Library Services Specialist at the Universities at Shady Grove – Rockville, MD

Blog - MLS - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 13:10

The University System of Maryland’s (USM) “Universities at Shady Grove” (USG) is a uniquely collaborative regional higher education center in the state of Maryland. Developed in response to the growing demand for higher education in Montgomery County, this upper-division center represents a partnership of nine USM institutions. Through this partnership, students the opportunity to complete the final two years of a bachelor’s degree, and/or pursue a graduate level degree from one of USM’s degree-granting institutions, without ever leaving Montgomery County. USG, which opened in Fall 2000, currently offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs, including weekday, evening and weekend course offerings. Through such offerings,USM institutions have significantly expanded the educational opportunities available to students in Montgomery County and the state of Maryland.

Position Summary: Provides Circulation, Reserve and Inter-library loan services to library users and assist library staff members. Communicate library policies and procedures. Supervise evening/weekend student assistants in the provision of library services. Provides high quality customer service, communicates the library’s mission and enforces library procedures and policies.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree and one year of experience directly related to the primary duties of the job.

Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Preferences:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Ability to be flexible and exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures and instructions.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of quality customer service, teamwork, and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library users and staff.
  • Experience and proficiency with one or more technologies or tools used to create, seek, use, or manage information.
  • Familiarity with automated circulation and reserves system.
  • Ability to apply and enforce U.S. Copyright laws and current trends related to access and use of information resources.
  • Ability to assist other library staff in selecting and evaluating technology used in libraries.
  • Ability to work in a diverse workplace and with diverse clients.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Program Associate for Digital Library Federation’s Council on Library and Information Resources – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 13:05

The Digital Library Federation seeks an enterprising and organized Program Associate to support DLF’s vibrant practitioner community and the collaborative work of our member organizations, which include libraries, museums, publishers, and allied groups. This position reports to the Director of the DLF and will combine administrative and logistical responsibilities with opportunities for deep, interest-driven engagement with a variety of CLIR and DLF programs and initiatives.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits, including full health coverage, liberal leave and other employment policies, and a generous retirement plan. Anticipated salary range starts at $45,000 per annum. Preference will be given to candidates who can work at least part time in CLIR’s Washington, D.C. offices, but remote working arrangements are possible. Review of applications will begin immediately, with a desired start-date in late June or early July.

Responsibilities include:

  • Programmatic business administration, including processing reimbursements and invoices for program and project expenses, outside guests, and affiliated events.
  • Logistics support for the annual DLF Forum and other meetings related to DLF programs. This includes event planning in collaboration with CLIR staff, managing our online registration system, providing participant support, updating websites, and coordinating evaluation of events.
  • DLF Website maintenance and content creation. This includes proactive updating and maintaining calendars and DLF’s WordPress site, regular posting of job openings and relevant news/announcements, and periodic updating or adding of new content and interest group/collaboration pages in collaboration with DLF community volunteers.
  • DLF communications and outreach. This includes close collaboration with CLIR colleagues and lively administration of our social media accounts, DLF listerv, and online communities. Requires knowledge of organizational use of a wide variety of social media tools and a desire to engage in a friendly and helpful way with members online and sometimes in person.
  • Occasional assistance with related programs, including the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, DLF E-Research Network and other curricular/training initiatives, Digitizing Special Collections, Leading Change Institute, etc., in a collaborative and collegial environment at CLIR.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent computer skills and experience with administrative work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with website and content management systems (WordPress and Plone preferred) or proven ability to learn quickly
  • Social media and communications experience
  • Ability to travel occasionally and represent DLF well at conferences, meetings, and other events

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience/background in DLF-related fields: libraries, archives, museum studies, digital humanities, data science, and/or information science.
  • Basic knowledge of XHTML/CSS and PHP and good design instincts
  • Desire to learn about and contribute to the digital library community

The Digital Library Federation (www.diglib.org) is a member organization established in 1995 and hosted and supported by the non-profit Council on Library and Information Resources (www.clir.org). CLIR is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We especially encourage applications to this position by people of color and members of other under-represented groups.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume or CV in a single PDF document towork@clir.org, with the subject line “DLF Program Associate application.”

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Electronic Resources Librarian at Coastal Carolina University’s Kimbel Library – Conway, SC

Blog - MLS - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 12:59

I am excited about this position!  We’ve offloaded a lot of the more mundane, time-consuming tasks specific to statistics-gathering and technical services processing.  Instead, we envision a librarian who will embrace the flexibility this position brings and will enjoy identifying and implementing new and innovative technologies and other solutions for managing electronic resources.  This position resides in the Library Technology and Systems Department; take a look and feel free to contact me should you have any questions: jfelts@coastal.edu

Assistant/Associate Librarian – Electronic Resources Librarian

Kimbel Library at Coastal Carolina University seeks a creative, innovative, service-oriented librarian to manage the library’s electronic resources and related products that are used to manage electronic resources throughout their life cycle including evaluation, setup, implementation, and troubleshooting.  Reporting to the Head of Library Technology and Systems, this twelve month, tenure-track position at either the assistant or associate level will coordinate the acquisition, evaluation, and maintenance of electronic resources, assess the effectiveness of electronic resources and identify ways to make access more effective and efficient.

The Electronic Resources Librarian serves as the primary liaison to vendors regarding electronic resource trials, acquisitions and licensing, pricing, and technical issues.  This position works with database providers, vendors, publishers, consortium partners, and other personnel to resolve problems with accessing electronic resources, proactively manage technical changes to preempt resource access problems, and responds to end-users’ issues with electronic resources in a timely manner.  This position is also responsible for maintaining very accurate usage data in a variety of systems such as our link resolver, usage consolidation tool, and discovery platform knowledge base (EBSCO’s EDS).  Must be intellectually curious with the aptitude to identify and track changes and trends in technology, business models, organization structures and user culture that may impact the management of electronic resources at Kimbel Library.  This position will be a bibliographer for electronic resources, keeping abreast of new resources and recommending these resources for the curriculum, and will ultimately become responsible for the entirety of collection management responsibilities as they relate to electronic resources.

Required:

  • MLS degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution;
  • Demonstrated professional experience working with electronic resources;
  • Evidence of flexibility, innovative thinking, and demonstrated excellence in organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of the electronic product market, publishing issues, pricing models, and serials issues;
  • Experience with an integrated library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces, Inc.;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties and diverse constituencies, including faculty and staff, cross-department committees and teams, and patrons;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook and Excel;
  • Ability and interest in fulfilling tenure and promotion requirements for job performance, scholarship, professional development, and service.

Preferred:

  • 2-3 years demonstrated experience working with electronic resources;
  • Experience with EBSCO Usage Consolidation Tool, Usage Loading Service, and knowledge of SUSHI/ COUNTER statistics harvesting initiative and usage report standards;
  • Knowledge of ILLiad, HTML, CSS3, and Adobe CS Suite, and experience working in various vendors’ web-based electronic resources administrative interfaces.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Coastal enrolls more than 9,900 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.

Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, a current CV, copies of transcripts, and names, phone numbers, and addresses (postal and email) of three current references to: https://jobs.coastal.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment.

Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer.

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Research and Education Librarian at the Ohio State University – Columbus, OH

Blog - MLS - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 12:52

The Ohio State University is currently seeking a Research and Education Librarian. As a member of The Knowledge Integration Department, the Research and Education Librarian will initiate and build strong relationships with faculty, staff, and students from one or more health sciences college(s) or department(s). The successful candidate will facilitate on-going communication regarding education, research, clinical services and resources when and where needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Designs and implements strategic instruction and curricula through a variety of methods.
  • Develops innovative instructional programs and learning materials in a variety of formats.
  • Assesses student learning in library instruction sessions.
  • Develops expertise and participates in evidence-based practice initiatives across the health sciences.
  • Provides in-depth research support through consultations and innovative services.
  • Performs complex literature searches in support of systematic reviews and other research endeavors.
  • Participates in teaching, research, and outreach efforts to assigned liaison colleges, departments or units and/or the general OSU health sciences community.
  • Learns and applies bioinformatics, eScience, and data management principles.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in the application of technologies in providing research and educational services.
  • Monitors and informs faculty, staff, and students on patterns of research and emerging issues associated with scholarly communication and copyright law.
  • Serves on Health Sciences Library, University Libraries, and University committees and working groups.
  • Participates in strategic planning and goal setting at the Health Services Library.
  • Conducts research and scholarly activities in appropriate venues in order to meet the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in library and information studies from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience with health sciences database searching
  • Curiosity and desire to learn more about scientific terminology, methodologies, and health professions
  • Evidence of interest or strengths in networking and building relationships with new people
  • Familiarity with current trends, issues, standards, and emerging technologies used in an academic environment
  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills and comfortable with public speaking

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a life or health sciences library.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in life or health sciences and/or professional experience in the fields of biomedicine or health sciences
  • Knowledge of scholarly communications processes and copyright issues
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude

Rank and Salary: Positions are full-time, permanent, 12-month tenure-track faculty appointments. Salary and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

Benefits:

The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, hospitalization, major medical, surgical-medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance. State and alternative retirement choices are available. For a summary of benefits, see http://hr.osu.edu/hrpubs/ben/fs-bensummaryreg.pdf.

Application: Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by June 1, 2015. Please send cover letter, CV, references and salary history and requirements via email to Erika Garber at garber.135@osu.edu.

Contact Information: Erika Garber, Human Resources, Health Sciences Library, 376 W. 10th Ave.

Columbus, OH 43210. Phone: (614) 688-7849

To build a diverse workforce the Ohio State University College of Medicine encourages application from individuals with disabilities, veterans and women. EEO/AA employer.

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Health Sciences Information Specialist at Purdue University Libraries – West Lafayette, IN

Blog - MLS - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 12:38

Purdue University Libraries (PUL) seeks highly motivated, innovative, and learner-centered health science information specialist to join a collaborative, dynamic team who carry out a robust program of integrated information literacy, data services, scholarly communication, and collaborative research, and, as a Libraries faculty member, contribute to the research and scholarship in these areas.

The Health Sciences Information Specailist, a co-liaison with other health sciences information specialists to nursing, nutrition, science, pharmacy, public health, veterinary medicine and other clinical programs and liaison to one or two related departments on campus: provides instructional programs with emphasis on information literacy, inter-professional informatics, evidence-based practice and systematic reviews; makes connections between the health sciences academic programs and other disciplinary faculty with units of the Libraries to enable greater research productivity, and sustainable publication and dissemination of scholarship and data; participates in interdisciplinary, collaborative, research projects, including sponsored research with faculty in the Libraries and the liaison areas; participates in the development of activities in support of the Universitys core curriculum that requires both foundational and embedded information literacy outcomes for all undergraduates; contributes to Libraries-wide initiatives; and participates in faculty governance of the Libraries. As a member of the Libraries faculty, the Health Sciences Information Specialist must articulate a research agenda that explores questions within her/his area of specialization and will result in a scholarly publication record required for promotion and tenure at Purdue University.

Requirements:

  • Masters degree from an ALA-accredited library school or doctoral degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially;
  • Familiarity with current trends in health sciences information issues, instructional best practices, and data curation services;
  • Ability to adjust and accommodate to changing demands within Libraries, the University and the field;
  • Commitment to engage in research and scholarship, and ability to meet the expectations for promotion and tenure.

Desired:

  • Substantial knowledge of health and life sciences information resources, including scholarly communication issues and trends in this area;
  • Knowledge of NLM resources and services;
  • Experience developing and implementing active learning techniques in a curricular setting;
  • Experience using online learning tools and content management and production systems;
  • Awareness of intellectual property issues with respect to online learning environments;
  • For applicants with the MLS degree, an undergraduate or graduate degree in a health or life science or experience in a health science library is desired.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience in the context of Purdue University’s salary structure.
  • Faculty tenure-track position with a twelve-month appointment.
  • Rank of assistant or associate professor depending on qualifications.
  • Start-up funds in support of research are provided for computer/software/equipment, for travel/professional development, and for a half time graduate assistant for two years.
  • Purdue provides a generous fringe benefit package that includes retirement benefits as well as health, disability, and life insurance, 22 annual vacation days, and tuition support for employee, children, and spouse/same sex domestic partner. Purdue University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Application Process: To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of at least three references via email to Carole Tolley, Libraries Human Resources Coordinator, at libhr@purdue.edu. Please place Health Sciences Information Specialist/CHE in the subject line of the email. Nominations for the position will be accepted and should be sent to the same email address. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Carole Tolley at 765-494-2899 or the above email address. A background check will be required for this position.

The full job announcement can be seen: http://www.lib.purdue.edu/about/employment

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian at Kansas State University – Manhattan, KS

Blog - MLS - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 11:53

K-State Libraries invite applications and nominations for two Digital Scholarship Librarians. To support the university’s goal of becoming a top-50 public research university by 2025, these positions will work collaboratively to grow the center’s publishing, copyright, and data services;  support   the institutional repository, K-State Research Exchange (K-REx), and online publishing imprint, New Prairie Press (NPP); engage campus content providers; and provide education and guidance on digital scholarship. These are forward-thinking, innovative roles for individuals with a desire to excel in a range of cutting-edge digital scholarship initiatives, including building and managing born-digital or digitized content; advocating for open access (OA); and identifying opportunities to support the research and publication lifecycle. We are seeking individuals with knowledge of contemporary digital library standards for all formats.

These are full-time tenure track positions, and the candidates must have a commitment to scholarly/creative activities and professional service necessary for pursuing tenure at K-State Libraries. These positions report to the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work independently and collaboratively with colleagues to meet current digital scholarship demands and discover future campus needs related to the creation and dissemination of digital scholarship, engaging library staff experts in projects as appropriate.
  • Initiate, build and nurture excellent relationships with a diverse community within the university, as well as external partners, in support of digital scholarship services.
  • Develop or propose new workflows and tools to support effective, innovative and sustainable digital scholarship. Upon implementation review and evaluate impact of changes.
  • Stay abreast of emerging, innovative trends and technologies, standards, publishing models, digital scholarship developments and related legislative initiatives and evaluate their adaptation to improve the local environment.
  • Through face-to-face and virtual environments, provide outreach, education, workshops, promotion, and consultations to the campus community about copyright/fair use, authors’ rights, K-REx, NPP, publishing, OA, and other digital scholarship topics.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution at the time of appointment, OR an advanced terminal degree in an appropriate discipline with relevant digital scholarship experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, particularly the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of users in individual and group settings.
  • Experience with or working knowledge of Excel, XML, and HTML.
  • Familiarity with current publishing, data, and authors’ rights and copyright isues.
  • Coursework or experience with digital scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with n IR, LMS, or CMS (e.g., D-Space, Digital Commons, ePrints).
  • Familiarity with the curation of various formats (e.g., text, data sets, media, images).
  • Experience or working knowledge of protocols and standards (e.g., DC, MODS).
  • Experience managing or developing user interfaces.
  • Experience with post-completion project review and assessments.
  • Experience working in an academic library.

Kansas State University Libraries and the Community:

Affectionately nicknamed “The Little Apple,” Manhattan is an up-and-coming community located in the charming Flint Hills region of Kansas. It was named “One of the Best Places to Live / Top 25 Best Commuting Times” by Money Magazine and one of the “50 Best Places to Live” by Men’s Journal. Forbes Magazine rated Manhattan #1 for “Best Small Communities for a Business and Career.” It is a great place to enjoy Big XII sports, wonderful restaurants, superb outdoor recreation, and ever-growing shopping choices. Manhattan, with a highly regarded public school system, is widely considered to be a fantastic place to raise a family. Manhattan High School is rated in top 5% of high schools in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine.  It is situated just off Interstate 70, less than two hours west of Kansas City.

Salary:  The Libraries aim to attract outstanding talents, and we offer competitive salary in recognition of responsibilities and experience.

To Apply, please see follow the instructions available on the position’s full job description here: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/digital-scholarship-librarian.

Deadline for applying is June 5, 2015

Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Background check required.

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