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Reminder: TOMORROW February 5 is the last day to apply for graduation!

Blog - MLS - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 10:18

TOMORROW, Friday, February 5, 2016. is the last day to apply for graduation if you are planning to graduate in Spring 2016. Applications will not be accepted after that date.

If you neglect to apply, you will not be a graduate of the University until the following semester (Summer 2016) and you will pay one credit of tuition and all fees because students must be registered in the semester they graduate.

Register

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SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend — Call for Applications

Blog - MLS - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:31

$1200 SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend — Call for Applications
Stipend to attend the SLA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, June 12-14, 2016

SPIE Digital Library is sponsoring for library school students an award of a $1200 travel stipend toward payment of expenses incurred while attending the annual Special Libraries Association conference in Philadelphia, PA, June 12-14, 2016. SPIE Digital Library is the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics applied research.

Deadline for Submission: March 01, 2016

Qualifications:

The SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend Award will be given to the qualified student who submits a personal statement of up to 1000 words on how they believe this award will benefit them personally and professionally.

Instructions for submission:

Submit your application by March 01. 2016. Provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, name of your library school and statement to:

Bette Finn
Email: bette.finn@library.gatech.edu
Phone: 404-894-1790

Notification:

Applicants will receive notification on award status by early to mid-March. The award check will be presented at the Sci-Tech Poster session.

 

The award recipient’s name will be posted to the Engineering Division’s website.

 

An announcement and introduction of the award recipient will be posted to the Engineering Division website, appear as an article in the Sci-Tech News and at the Sci-Tech Poster Session.

 

The award winner will receive a one year SLA student membership to the Engineering Division.

 

The award winner will be required to fulfill one of the two post award requirements:

 

  • Submit an article to the Engineering Division newsletter, SciTech News, within six months of attending the conference covering your conference experience or what you took away from the conference.
  • Attend an Engineering Division Board meeting shortly following the annual conference to give a report about your conference experience.

For more information visit http://engineering.sla.org/student-travel-stipend/

 

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“How young librarians are figuring out the field’s future” – Taunya English

Blog - MLS - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:13

This piece is part of Newsworks “Rebirth Of The Library” show. Take a look at the rest of the stories here.

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David B. Weigle Information Commons: WIC Desk Internship – University of Pennsylvania Libraries – Philadelphia, PA

Blog - MLS - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:45

Availability: one year long position open beginning February 2016

Hours: 20 hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Salary: $15/hour.

Overview:
Reporting to the Director of the Information Commons, the WIC Desk Intern handles core student assistance activities. Primary requirements are the ability to work independently, comfort working with patrons, strong communication skills, familiarity with technology and software, and flexibility. Evening and weekend hours are expected.
The WIC is a collaborative space on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Center; details are at http://commons.library.upenn.edu (Interns may also help staff the Education Commons.)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the initial point of contact for all visitors to the Commons, handling directional and general questions. Assist patrons with services and equipment. Refer students to academic support services
  • Assist patrons in following the policies and procedures of the Commons, especially with regards to group study room reservations
  • Assist instructors and faculty with educational technology
  • Provide overview of Commons services, technology, and programs to visitors
  • Schedule rooms and appointments for Commons staff and program partners
  • Handle signage and questions relating to course sessions, workshops and special events hosted by the Commons
  • Design and conduct technology training workshops for students and faculty
  • Write blog posts and ad-hoc reports
  • Conduct social media, web and print outreach for Commons activities
  • Track and communicate with Library staff about equipment and facilities issues
  • Work with the Director to develop online and print documentation
  • Provide appointment-based assistance to patrons and students

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a graduate degree program in library or information science or related field is expected.
  • Previous experience in an academic setting preferred; previous experience in an academic library or in providing academic support services highly desirable.
  • Public services orientation, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills needed
  • Attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet and searching software applications required. Candidates should be comfortable with and enthusiastic about educational technologies.
  • Teaching experience preferred

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to the attention of:
Elizabeth Martin
martinev@pobox.upenn.edu
Please write “WIC Desk Internship” in the subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 

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Sciences Librarian – University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV

Blog - MLS - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:24

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Sciences Librarian in its University Libraries.

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY 
Located in one of the most exciting cities in the nation, UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 29,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has professional programs in law, architecture, performing arts and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences, and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. In 2009, the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C., established Brookings Mountain West on the UNLV Campus to study the region.

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a growing urban research institution. Major areas of strategic focus for the campus are: attaining a Carnegie Foundation designation as Tier One “Research University/Very High” (RU/VH) and entering the top 100 American research universities; planning for a public medical school in Southern Nevada that will boost the regional economy and provide the community with more access to quality health care.

UNLV faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people that contribute to UNLV’s mission of teaching, research, and service. On a vibrant campus you will find a supportive workplace, and tools to help you achieve professional and personal growth. For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu.

PROFILE of the LIBRARIES and DIVISION 
As a strong partner in student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology and internationally renowned Special Collections, including two research centers: the Center for Gaming Research and the Oral History Research Center. University Libraries is comprised of Lied Library and three branch libraries, and we are a gateway to more than 20,000 electronic journals and 1.7 million books, including e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians and staff members committed to a culture of continuous improvement as we contribute to the teaching, learning, research, and creative endeavors at one of the nation’s fastest growing universities.

University Libraries’ vision is to define the new academic research library-bringing people and information together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution, the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaging researchers and learners. The Research and Education Division (RED) fosters collaborations that contribute to our users’ academic success, research, and lifelong learning. RED has four departments and three branch libraries, with 40 staff members, of which 21 are library faculty. It includes the Library Liaisons Program, Educational Initiatives, New Media Services, User Services, and the Architecture Studies Library, the Curriculum Materials Library, and the Music Library. Other areas within the scope of RED are campus outreach and collaborations, campus communications, public technology, and public space planning.

ROLE of the POSITION 
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries seeks innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicants for the position of Sciences Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Library Liaison Program, this position will support undergraduate, graduate and faculty research in the College of Sciences throughout their practice and creative process, supporting the full research lifecycle. Liaison librarians serve as the primary contact between UNLV Libraries and their departments. The College of Sciences includes the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geoscience, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, and the Water Resources Management Program. The successful candidate will develop curriculum-integrated instructional sessions, provide research support and consultations, collaborate with teaching faculty on assignment and course content, and maintain an effective collection in these disciplines in order to meet the teaching and research needs of faculty and students. The incumbent is expected to contribute significantly to the planning, development, provision, and assessment of a cohesive program of library services, collections, and strategic information literacy initiatives for all departments within the College of Sciences in support of the whole educational and research processes. This will include supporting scholarly communication, open access, eScience, data services and research data management initiatives within the library and on campus and assisting the University in STEM literacy outreach to the region.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students

As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will also be expected to engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information studies
  • Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with sciences resources and research methodologies for the natural, physical, and mathematical sciences
  • Familiarity with information literacy theory, practice, and assessment
  • Knowledge of emerging information technologies and their application to research and teaching
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload assignments

Preferred:

  • Relevant undergraduate or graduate degree in the sciences, or significant discipline-specific experience in an academic library
  • Academic library experience with research assistance and information literacy instruction
  • Understanding of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing and communication
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and/or qualitative data services and software
  • Familiarity with current issues in scholarly communication, open access, eScience, research data management, and data services, curation, and visualization

SALARY RANGE
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II or III (equivalent to an Assistant or Associate Professor). Salary range starts at $65,000 – salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the UNLV Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities. Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience. The review of materials will begin on February 19, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to the Sciences Librarian Search Committee Chair, and submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

 

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Web & User Experience Librarian – University of Wisconsin La Crosse – La Crosse, WI

Blog - MLS - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:22

Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is seeking a creative and savvy librarian to provide leadership in ensuring effective and positive experiences for all who use the library. The successful candidate will lead the library web team, participate in information literacy instruction, and identify and recommend user experience best practices. Responsibilities include serving as the chair of the library web team, designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative needs assessments/usability studies, collaborating with the information literacy and instructional technology librarians to teach a significant number of face-to-face information literacy sessions, and collaborating with other library units to identify and recommend user experience best practices. This position will participate in reference services and collection development in assigned subjects and will participate in collegial governance, and campus and professional activities.

Salary and Rank: Competitive salary for 9-month tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Partial summer contracts may also be available.

Anticipated Starting Date: August 29, 2016.

First consideration will be given to applications received by February 8, 2016.

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required.  For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/

UW-La Crosse is an AA/EEO employer.  Employment will require a criminal background check.

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Records Manager 4 (Records Management Officer) – Pennsylvania State – State College, PA

Blog - MLS - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:14

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek applications for the position of Records Management Officer, a position that has primary responsibility for leading the University’s records management initiatives.

The Records Manager will be responsible for working collaboratively with Risk Management, Internal Audit, and similar offices within the University on records compliance, in particular by taking a leadership role in the development, application, and revision of University records policies and retention schedules. The Records Manager will lead the Records Management outreach initiatives which may include providing individual instruction and assistance, creating marketing materials and communications, developing extensive and varied training materials and presentations, and organizing an annual conference geared towards educating Records Management Liaisons and other University faculty and staff in the proper handling and retention of electronic and paper University records. Additionally, the Records Manager will work collaboratively with the University Archives staff to apply retention guidelines and principles to manage permanent records designations for official University records.

The person appointed to the position will work under the direction of the Associate Dean for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communications and in collaboration with the University Archivist and staff serving Records Management functions, including the Inactive Records Center.

This position will serve on several University-wide committees and task forces, and may at times provide supervision to project staff, students and interns.   Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus 8 years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity and experience with current trends and practice for records management, legal requirements for records, and inactive records management; and experience working with online education deliverables, websites, blogs, and social media is highly desired. The successful candidate will need to have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, superior written and oral communication proficiency, and the ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment. Preference will be given to candidates with a Records Management Certification from the Institute of Certified Records Managers, the Association of Records Managers or the equivalent demonstrated knowledge and experience with records management operations and training, ideally in an academic setting. The University Libraries is a multicultural environment that embraces respect and diversity.

For more information, visit https://psu.jobs/ or https://libraries.psu.edu/about/jobs

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Librarian II, Reference and Instruction – Nova Southeastern University – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Blog - MLS - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:11

Primary Purpose:

Plan, deliver, assess, promote, and coordinate bibliographic instruction services for NSU students, faculty, and staff for assigned academic program. This job requires regular travel to sites to deliver training, particularly during weekends and evenings. Assist the Director of Distance and Instructional Library Services as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Design and maintain instructional modules and assessment instruments for the instructional library services.

2. Conduct seminars and bibliographic instruction training for faculty, staff, and students and promote the effective use of the university library system.

3. Identify and develop needed handouts and online tutorials for use in training faculty, staff, and students.

4. Provide professional reference service to all NSU-affiliated library users, both local and distance, and Broward County users in person, by phone, and via computer.

5. Travel on a regular basis to NSU sites in Florida and throughout the United States and to international sites on occasion.

6. Liaison to NSU academic centers.

7. Market bibliographic instruction services to the NSU faculty, students, and staff.

8. Identify and incorporate emerging technologies in instructional initiatives as appropriate.

9. Assist the Director of Distance and Instructional Library Services as needed.

10. May be expected to assume responsibility for supervision of library support staff, volunteers, and/or student employees.

11. Other duties as assigned.

Marginal Job Functions:

Assist with collection development as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of library principles, practices and techniques.

2. Demonstrated skills in using current technologies, including online searching.

3. Demonstrated ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

4. Demonstrated organization and problem solving skills.

5. The ability to work both independently without direct supervision as well as in a team environment.

6. Considerable knowledge of general community needs and interests in relation to library services in the areas of specialization.

7. Demonstrated knowledge of resources and delivery of services.

8. Showing potential leadership ability by successful participation in small teams, committees, or projects.

9. Evidence of creative contributions and accomplishments to the department and to the NSU Libraries.

10. Evidence of cross-departmental collaboration.

11. Evidence of professional and educational development through ongoing continuing education leading to a specialization in a work related field.

12. Evidence of professional growth, including participation and contributions to the profession. This can include service on library committees; service for professional organizations at a local, regional or national level; presentations given on and off campus; published articles and research.

13. Ability to travel on a regular basis.

14. Must provide own transportation to sites in tri-county area.

Required Experience:

1. Master’s degree from an ALA accredited school.

2. Two years professional library experience.

3. Two years of instructional experience.

4. Two years experience with instructional design for distance or online students.

5. Two years experience developing instructional materials and/or assessment instruments.

For more information and to apply visit www.nsujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=79730

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Digital Services Coordinator – Loyola / Notre Dame Library – Baltimore, MD

Blog - MLS - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 13:57

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced individual to provide leadership to support digital and technology services.  The Digital Services Coordinator will coordinate and support digital and technology services that support research, teaching and learning programs in the Library.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with units throughout the library to support a range of services that may include discovery, digital library initiatives, and instruction and also work collaboratively with Information Technology Departments at two campuses. A demonstrated ability to thrive in a changing work environment with a commitment to professional development is important. The candidate will understand and be able to communicate library related technology trends that support user-centered library services to a diverse population of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Position Responsibilities:

  •  Provide strategic vision and leadership of Library technology operations and initiatives to support faculty and students.
  • Provides technical advice and hands-on support in integrating, troubleshooting and resolving various issues with purchased or licensed software, e.g. resolving authentication problems and ensuring smooth and reliable access, working with vendor based APIs and web services.
  • Work closely with the Information Technology Departments of both Loyola and Notre Dame and outside partners to develop and maintain technological infrastructure and support future technology initiatives and digital services.
  • Collect and use data to inform decisions on technology integration.
  • Lead planning for the Library’s website and mobile application initiatives.
  • Provide input to the Library Administration on budgeting, reporting and compliance as related to technology services.
  • Engage and remain current on information technology and digital library trends.

 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Masters in Library Science in information technology or related area;
  • 2+ years professional experience in evaluating, developing, and maintaining information applications;
  • Experience with library systems and applications including OpenURL (link resolvers), proxy servers, standards such as Z39.50;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in current web programming languages and technologies such as PHP or JavaScript and SQL;
  • Working knowledge of web development, design, frameworks, and standards, including HTML and CSS;
  • Ability to utilize and design APIs and web services;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated project management and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work creatively both individually and collaboratively in a team-based environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in higher education;
  • Familiarity with authentication and web security protocols such as Shibboleth, LDAP, and SSL;
  • Experience with institutional repositories;
  • Knowledge of multiple formats for representing data such as XML or JSON;
  • Experience working with open source software;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a major programming language such as Python, Ruby, or Java.

 

About the Library:

The Loyola   Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, serves two universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.  Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning while Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students.  The Library serves a total population of 7,448 FTE that includes 5,540 FTE at Loyola and 1,908 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA‐CREF retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

 

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Digital Services Coordinator” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu

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Online Learning and Instructional Design Librarian – Loyola / Notre Dame Library – Baltimore, MD

Blog - MLS - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 13:53

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced librarian to join our Research & Instruction Department. The Online Learning & Instructional Design Librarian will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on two campuses to build, position, and assess online tutorials and embed library materials into courses to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement a program of online instruction including the development and assessment of a broad range of teaching and learning objects including but not limited to web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and web sites.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to integrate information literacy instruction into academic programs.
  • Provide library research instruction to on campus and off-site students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Partner with departments at both campuses to integrate library materials and online instructional resources with course management software in support of the library’s research, teaching and learning program.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for distance and graduate students.
  • Provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
  • Act as a liaison to academic departments; performing collection development and outreach to faculty.
  • Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
  • Two or more years of instruction experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in online education;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online course management software;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of online learning theory.
  • Working knowledge of tutorial software (Captivate, Camtasia);
  • Coursework or degree in instructional technology design;
  • Familiarity with course management software, tutorial editing, experience with video conferencing software;
  • Working knowledge of open-source technologies, web design, or instructional design.

 

About the Library:

The Loyola   Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, serves two universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.  Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning while Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students.  The Library serves a total population of 7,448 FTE that includes 5,540 FTE at Loyola and 1,908 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA‐CREF retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Online Learning and Instructional Design Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu

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Assessment and Usability Coordinator – The Loyola / Notre Dame Library – Baltimore, MD

Blog - MLS - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 13:45

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced individual to join our Research & Instruction team for 24 months. The Assessment and Usability Coordinator will provide leadership to coordinate assessment and usability activities within the library.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library to recommend and implement assessment and usability strategies, playing a key role in demonstrating the value of the library and shaping library policies and decisions based on sound assessment practices to highlight and raise the profile of the library’s collections, services, and facilities.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Work closely with the library administration to plan and develop a user focused assessment and usability plan that will inform decision making and enhance services by:

 

  •  Promoting a culture of assessment and continuous improvement through data-informed decision making;
  • Coordinating the reporting of LNDL’s data to internal and external partners;
  • Designing and conducting usability studies as needed;
  • Working with constituency groups across both campuses by exploring ways to respond to user needs and enhance library services;
  • Providing consultation, training, and documentation to support library staff as they gather, process, analyze, manage, and report data related to library resources and services;
  • Providing library research instruction to on-campus and off-site students both in-person and online;
  • Participating in other departmental and library-wide initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science, Social Sciences or other related field where the combination of education, training and experience will yield comparable skills;
  • 2+ years of experience in an academic setting within the last five years;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library assessment trends;
  • Demonstrated instruction experience;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated effective project management and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Tableau or other statistical software applications used for analyzing qualitative and quantitative data;
  •  Experience designing assessment projects, defining research questions, documenting and analyzing data and providing recommendations for improvement;
  • Ability to present complicated information in easily comprehensible formats, e.g., data visualization, appropriate use of charts, etc.;
  • Graduate level coursework in research design and assessment;
  • Knowledge of multiple formats for representing data such as XML or JSON.

About the Library:

The Loyola   Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, serves two universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.  Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning while Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students.  The Library serves a total population of 7,448 FTE that includes 5,540 FTE at Loyola and 1,908 FTE at Notre Dame.

 

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA‐CREF retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.

 

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

 

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Assessment and Usability Coordinator” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu

 

 

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Engineering Liaison Librarian & Innovation Support Services Functional Lead – University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN

Blog - MLS - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 13:40

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for an innovative and proactive engineering librarian.  We seek applicants who have subject expertise and technology skills, possess an understanding of research processes in the physical sciences, and embrace lifelong learning.

This position will be part of the Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) department of the University Libraries’ Research and Learning Division.  The position will report to the Physical Sciences and Engineering Director and will collaborate with 15 librarians, functional experts, and operational staff in the PSE department as well as comparable staff across the University Libraries.

This position will serve as library liaison to designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University’s College of Science and Engineering (CSE).  He/She will support the instructional, research and outreach activities of these units. He/She will forge relationships with faculty, students, instructors, and researchers offering services that respond to the University’s Strategic Plan with a focus on:

  • Advancing University Priorities for Research, Enabling Grand Challenges Research & Supporting Field-Shaping Researchers,
  • Partnering in Teaching and Learning, Reinforcing Grand Challenges Curriculum & Engaging Field-Shaping Teachers,
  • Supporting Reciprocal Engagement With External Communities & Leveraging the Distinctive Urban Location of the University,
  • Embracing Excellence & Rejects Complacency in Developing Programs in Support of University Goal.

The University of Minnesota and its libraries also have a strong record of outreach and service to the state and region.

The position will play key roles within PSE, in the development and coordination of PSE’s Innovation Support Services (e.g. Makerspaces), collaborate with the Media Services Functional Specialist to develop combined programmatic support for Makerspaces and Media Production, and carry some liaison responsibilities.

Individuals will also contribute to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement, as they work toward continuous appointment status.

Responsibilities of the Engineering Liaison Librarian & Innovation Support Services Functional Lead:

  • Assume the leadership role in PSE in coordinating and educating liaisons and staff in areas of Makerspaces and related activities.
  • Serve as Research and Learning Division lead for supporting Patents and Standards services.
  • Actively engage with faculty, students, and staff in select departments, developing strong working relationships.
  • Build and manage library collections in select subject areas.
  • Actively engage with faculty and graduate teaching assistants as partners in programmatically integrating information literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum.
  • Work closely with faculty and students to understand their changing workflows and patterns of research, research dissemination, and management and preservation of research data.
  • Contribute to the goals and strategic initiatives of the Libraries through leadership of and/or active participation in collaboratives, working groups and task forces.

 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of program development or project management skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and actively engage with faculty and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and colleagues in a research-intensive environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

 

Preferred:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in the physical sciences, engineering, or related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated understanding of scientific research processes and methods for measuring research impact.
  • Experience in an academic research library, particularly in supporting the physical sciences..
  • Experience in the design and integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services.
  • Experience developing library programs and services for Makerspaces, including 3D printing and/or other fabrication technologies.
  • Facility with technology (e.g., basic programming, web applications, APIs) and its applications in academic contexts.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, with an understanding of instructional design principles, particularly in an eLearning environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively on supporting diverse populations of library users.
  • Demonstrated involvement in professional activities, including evidence of ability to contribute to librarianship, research, and service as well as capacity for leadership within the profession.
  • The University is also interested in individuals whose record of scholarly achievements/excellence has been enhanced by exposure to diverse scholars or resources.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous-appointment track, academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level. The Libraries offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and substantial moving allowance.

 

TO APPLY: Position available immediately. Applications will be accepted until filled.  Submit a letter of application; a resume; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three current professional references at http://z.umn.edu/ulib353.  Please identify the cover letter with UL353.

 

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Internship Opportunity – The Center for Open Data Enterprise

MIM Blog - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:49

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
The Center for Open Data Enterprise is seeking interns to join our team to work on a variety of domestic and international programs throughout 2016. Major project areas include the Open Data Impact Map, US Federal Open Data Roundtables, Weekly 10 Newsletter, international conferences, and other initiatives as needed.

Activities include:
Research – Conducting in-depth research on the economic and social value of open data through international applications.

  • Event Planning – Organizing a series of Interagency Data Roundtables and related activities that will bring together high-level government officials with representatives from the private sector, civil society, and academia.
  • Communications – Contributing content for the Center’s weekly newsletter and blog and promoting the Center and its programs, and build the Center’s social media presence

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Familiarity with government data or related areas of work
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct qualitative research
  • Excellent writing and communications skills

PREFERRED WORKING STYLE:

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, team setting
  • Emphasis on user experience and human centered design practices
  • Commitment to detailed quality control
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative

EXPECTED START DATE:
Winter 2016

WHO WE ARE:
The Center for Open Data Enterprise is an independent nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to maximize the value of open government data by focusing on data users.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should submit a CV and expression of interest to Laura Manley at laura@odenterprise.org.

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12-week paid summer research experience

MIM Blog - Mon, 01/02/2016 - 15:35

12-week paid summer research experience May 31-August 19, 2016

Are you interested in applying to a doctoral program or would you like to find out more about what PhD programs entail? Interested in a research career investigating such topics as the impact of libraries and archives, knowledge visualization, user experience and social computing, and health informatics?

The University of Michigan School of Information is hosting a 12-week intensive summer Research Experience for Master’s Students (REMS) from other iSchool master’s programs or schools of library and information science, May 31 – August 19, 2016.

Come develop your research skills with world-renowned faculty and in leading institutions on the UM campus (University of Michigan Libraries, School of Education Teaching and Learning Exploratory, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, and the Bentley Historical Library). The students selected for 2016 will engage in a variety of research projects and receive close mentorship as they investigate key issues in information science with UMSI faculty or practitioners. The REMS program supplements the experience in the research project with a broad range of educational and social activities that create a community of scholars among participating students. Students completing the program will be eligible to apply for funding to attend a conference to present their research project.

For descriptions of the research projects, as well as information on eligibility and the application process, please visit https://www.si.umich.edu/research/research-experiences-masters-students. Note that both current and graduating domestic students are eligible. Applications will be accepted until February 22, 2016. Initial notifications of acceptance by March 8, 2016.

Participant benefits

  • Participation in an original research project with leading U-M faculty, libraries and archives on campus, and graduate students
  • Develop research skills through one-on-one mentoring and instruction on research
  • In-depth orientation on research in the information sciences and the responsible conduct in research and scholarship and weekly educational seminars
  • Potential for funding to attend a conference to present findings
  • $10,000 stipend

For more information contact: UMSI-REMS@umich.edu.

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Spring 2016 Career Focus Events

Blog - MLS - Mon, 01/02/2016 - 12:00

We are happy to share our spring calendar of Career Focus events. It’s a very full schedule, so register now and put the dates on your calendar so you don’t miss anything! We hope these events will help all of our students explore different career paths and prepare for their field study and job searches.

Field Study Information Session
Wednesday, February 17, 6:30-7:30pm, online only
Questions about the Field Study process? Log in to this online information session to get your questions answered.
Attend Online: http://go.umd.edu/FieldStudyInfoSp16

Special Libraries Panel
Wednesday, February 24, 5:00-6:30pm, Hornbake Library South, Room 2119
Four panelists will discuss their careers in special libraries and answer student questions. A special library includes corporate libraries, government libraries, law libraries, medical libraries, news libraries, and nonprofit libraries. This event is a great opportunity to learn, ask questions, and network with library professionals. This event is hosted by SLA.
Panelists include:

  • Catherine McGuire, Head of Reference and Outreach at Maryland State Law Library
  • Matthew Treskon, Digital Service Librarian, USDA
  • Dee Clarkin, Deputy Chief, Public Services Division, National Library of Medicine
  • Andrea Castrogiovanni, Library Manger, Montgomery County Correctional Facility

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/rSGrfVhWpo
Attend Online: http://go.umd.edu/SpecialSp16

Internship and Networking Fair
Monday, February 29, 4:30-6:00pm, Hornbake Library North, Lobby
SNOW DATE: Monday, March 7, 4:30-6:00pm
Don’t miss this chance to meet with potential field study supervisors! This is also an excellent opportunity to network and we encourage anyone who is planning to complete an internship or field study anytime over the next year to attend. Bring your resume! Express an interest in working at an organization and keep in contact with them. Even if they do not have a job to offer right now, they might in the near future. There will be many noteworthy institutions represented at the fair.
RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/XXyYtdsbxk

LinkedIn Webinar with Dennis Nangle
Wednesday, March 9th, 5:00–6:00pm, online only
Not sure what to do with your LinkedIn profile? Don’t have a profile yet? Dennis Nangle, Chief of the Public Libraries and State Networking Branch, Division of Library Development and Services at MSDE will present how to make strategic use of LinkedIn to develop a polished online presence – one that will help you make meaningful professional connections, promote your work and showcase a dynamic online portfolio. The session will end with Q&A.
RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/KgtSFlHkm6
Attend Online: http://go.umd.edu/LinkedIn 

Federal Government Information Job Panel
Thursday, March 24, 5:00-6:00pm, online only
Interested in working for the government? Come hear our panel discuss the work they do, how they got there, and the government hiring process.
RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/zKF95BFu1d
Attend Online: http://go.umd.edu/Federal

Handling Job Offers & Negotiating Salary
Tuesday, April 5, 5:00-6:00pm, Hornbake Library North, Room 0302J
You got a job offer! Now what? Hear our panelist discuss handling job offers and negotiating salary and get your questions answered.
RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/049Mq0Orke
Attend Online: http://go.umd.edu/Negotiate 

Public Libraries Panel
Monday, April 18, 5:00-6:00pm, Hornbake Library North, Room 0302J
Interested in working in a public library? Come hear our diverse panel of public librarians discuss the work they do and how they got there.
RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/7TnAFCahTT
Attend Online: http://go.umd.edu/PubLibSp16

If you have any questions, please email mlsprogram@umd.edu.

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Great Cathedral Libraries of England

Blog - MLS - Mon, 01/02/2016 - 10:25

Would you like an insider’s look behind the scenes at `historic England cathedrals? Join with other students to visit the library and archives of Canterbury Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and other great cathedrals where we will talk with the professional staff and view special exhibits of priceless treasures of western history. Learn about the history of cathedral libraries in England, special collections within the libraries, digitization and preservation programs, the libraries and archives as custodians of documents and artifacts of English history and culture, and the libraries’ roles in contemporary cathedral life. The experiences offered in this course are not available in the U.S., nor are they available to the ordinary visitor to the cathedrals. Through the courtesy of the Cathedral Library and Archives Association of Great Britain and of professional librarians in England, we will have privileged access to the libraries and librarians these institutions, a truly special experience.

The course begins in Canterbury, May 22, 2016, and ends in London, June 2, 2016. The itinerary includes two days at Canterbury Cathedral; one day each at the cathedrals in Exeter, Hereford, and Oxford and at Westminster Abbey and Lambeth Palace; and cultural events in Bath and London. The group will travel by train from Canterbury to Bristol, then back to London.

The course will be led by Dr. Diane Barlow and Dr. Ann Weeks of the iSchool faculty, who have led this course previously. Learn more about INST 729E Great Cathedral Libraries of England by attending an information session either in person in HBK 4113 or virtually at https://webmeeting.umd.edu/cathedrals/. Information sessions will be held 5:00 – 5:30 pm EST on the following dates:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For other information, email Diane Barlow at dbarlow@umd.edu.

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Apply for the Beyond These Walls Student Travel Award

Blog - MLS - Fri, 29/01/2016 - 09:25

The College of Information Studies invites applications for the “Beyond These Walls” Student Travel Awards for Spring 2016. Established in 2012, this fund provides financial support to allow Master’s students from any program at the College of Information Studies to attend local and national conferences, present research, and gain experience and exposure to professionals in our field. Travel must be completed between March 1, 2016 and September 15, 2016.

Two awards of up to $500 each are available for Spring 2016.

Eligibility of Applicants

MLS, MIM and HCIM students currently enrolled at the College of Information Studies


Application Procedure

In order to be eligible for consideration, a student’s application packet must include his/her:

  1. Current résumé or CV
  1. Fully completed “Beyond These Walls” Student Travel Application Form

To apply, please visit: http://ischool.umd.edu/content/student-travel-application

 

Deadline for Submission

Completed application packets must be submitted no later than Monday, February 15, 2016, 11:59 PM ET. Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed.


Selection of Recipients

The Awards Committee will base selection of recipients upon a review of applicants’ entire application packets. Priority will be given to students who are proposing to attend a conference that is relevant to their program of study, who are actively participating in the conference (such as presenting a paper or a poster or leading or participating in a workshop), who do not have funding from other sources to help cover the costs of their travel, and who have never received a “Beyond These Walls” Student Travel Award before.


Award Notification

Decisions will be announced in mid-March. All awards will require a Travel Approval Request Form (which can be obtained by contacting Assistant Dean, Kathleen Fominaya – kfominay@umd.edu) prior to travel and students will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts.

If you have any questions, please email ischoolawards@umd.edu

 

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Schow Science Librarian – Williams College Libraries – Williamstown, MA

Blog - MLS - Thu, 28/01/2016 - 12:33

Williams College, a top-ranked coeducational liberal arts college located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, seeks a creative, service-oriented and technologically skilled full-time, 12-month Science Librarian reporting to the Head of Schow Science Library. Williams College Libraries, consisting of Sawyer Library and Schow Science Library, is home to rich and historic collections selected for undergraduate research in the liberal arts. As a teaching library, we value our role as educators and our tradition of excellent personal service. The evening hours for this position are from 1:30 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday during the academic year, and daytime hours when classes are not in session.

The Science Librarian acts as a liaison to at least three science departments by providing reference and instruction services, developing and managing collections, and participating in outreach and promotion for the sciences. This person develops and maintains a visible presence in the College’s science community in order to build relationships with faculty and students. S/he also creates online research guides, maintains Schow Science Library’s web presence, and takes the lead in posting science-related materials on the Libraries’ social media sites. In the absence of the Head, the Science Librarian directs the daily operations of the Science Library.

In addition to the responsibilities at Schow Science Library, the Science Librarian contributes to the Libraries’ general instruction programs by collaborating with colleagues at Sawyer library, actively participates in advancing the College’s institutional repository, and serves on library and college committees.

Required qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Experience providing reference and instruction services
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver educational programming, such as teaching, training, facilitating discussions, or conducting workshops
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a highly collaborative environment
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use software applications and tools to produce digital content

Preferred qualifications:

  • One to two years of experience providing science research and instruction services
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in a STEM discipline
  • Experience using a citation management tool

For optimal consideration, please submit your materials by February 19, 2016. Job Group 2-E.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

To apply for this position, please visit http://employment.williams.edu/staff/. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu.

 

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

 

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Instructional Services Librarian, Coordinator of Access Services – Lycoming College – Williamsport, PA

Blog - MLS - Thu, 28/01/2016 - 12:30
Position Summary:

Lycoming College seeks applicants for the position of Instructional Services Librarian, Coordinator of Access Services for Snowden Library.  This position provides professional information literacy instruction and reference services to the students, faculty, and staff.  Primary responsibilities include supervision and policy development for circulation and document delivery/interlibrary loan services and other borrowing programs, copyright guidance to the college community and participation in assessment and outreach projects.  This position also provides administrative support for public services in the absence of the library director.  Some evening and weekend work required.

Required Experience & Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited graduate school required.  Successful candidates should have knowledge of reference work, enthusiasm for teaching in an instructional program, and a familiarity with electronic and traditional information sources.  Successful candidates must be well-organized; have excellent interpersonal skills to interact with diverse constituencies; have strong communication skills (both verbal and written); and the ability to work independently with good judgement but also work as part of a team.  This position requires proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as the ability to learn various specialized software applications.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter including salary requirement, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references and graduate transcripts. Electronic submission of application materials is required.  Please reference “Instructional Services Librarian” in the subject line of the email.

Email: jobs@lycoming.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Post-offer, pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check conducted.

For more information visit http://www.lycoming.edu/humanResources/Instructional%20Services%20Librarian,%20Coordinator%20of%20Access%20Services.aspx

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