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Director, Millstein Library

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

and 

Coordinator, Regional University Library System Libraries

Deadline:  April 21, 2014

 

University of Pittsburgh

University Library System

 

 

The University Library System is seeking candidates for the position of Director of the Millstein Library (University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg), a regional campus library within the University Library System, and Coordinator of the four regional campus libraries (Greensburg, Johnstown, Titusville, and Bradford).  The position reports to the Associate University Librarian.  The University Library System is an AA/EOE aggressively committed to increasing diversity in our workplace and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute in this area.

 

 

General Responsibilities:

 

As the administrator of the Millstein Library, the incumbent is in charge of all operations within the library, including but not limited to:  setting policies and procedures for the library, within ULS guidelines; setting short and long term goals, planning, and assessment; building positive relationships with faculty and campus administration; and training staff as needed.  The incumbent will also be responsible for the control and oversight of all expenditures, including the Operations, Acquisitions, Gift and Memorial budgets; supervision of personnel (2 fulltime faculty librarians and 4 staff); oversight of Collection Development, with direct responsibility for natural sciences; providing reference and library instruction services; and public relations and service activities within the campus, university, and community.

 

As Coordinator of the regional campus libraries, provides oversight, guidance, and direct supervision to the regional campus library directors and acts as a liaison for administrative issues including policies, operations, personnel, and library services.  Builds positive relationships with regional campus faculty and campus administration. 

 

Required:  ALA-accredited MLS degree (or recognized foreign equivalent) and a minimum of five years relevant professional experience, with significant successful managerial experience in a library.  Strong oral and written communication skills essential, and demonstrated successful experience working with a diverse clientele. Demonstrated knowledge of current library trends and resources, ability to work independently but also within a broader organizational environment, and strong public service orientation.  Must have strong organizational and project management skills.

Preferred:  Experience in managing a large library unit, projects, and/or budgets.

 

 

Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh are members of the faculty and are expected to contribute significantly to the profession as well as to perform their specific responsibilities.  Successful reviews at the Third and Sixth Year of employment lead to the granting of Expectation of Continuing Employment.

 

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.  Comprehensive benefits package including one month vacation per year; Medical plans; TIAA/CREF, Vanguard; and tuition assistance.

 

 

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

 

William Gentz

Head, Library Human Resources

271 Hillman Library

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA  15260

 

Or via email (preferred) to:

gentz@pitt.edu

 

Review of applications will begin April 21, 2014 and continue until position is filled.

 

 

About the Millstein Library:

Built in 1995, the Fanny Millstein Library is located at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, approximately 35 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA. The library, originally housed in Powers Hall, was established to provide academic support and to serve the research needs of the Greensburg Campus' students, faculty and staff. Currently the library contains over 78,000 volumes and provides access to a vast array of information resources through the University Library System's Digital Library. There is also a computer lab and wireless network available to students for research and class work. Open seven days a week during the Fall and Spring terms, the library greets an average of 60,000 patrons each year.

To learn more about the library, please visit: www.library.pitt.edu/greensburg

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information on the University of Pittsburgh, please visit:  www.pitt.edu


STEM Librarian – Engineering and Math Concentration

Deadline:  none given - will post until June 17, 2014

San Diego State University Library and Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative and service-oriented candidates for the position of STEM librarian – Engineering and Math Concentration. This position is open to both entry level and senior level candidates, hiring at the Senior Assistant Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

? Proactively seek partnerships with faculty and students in the College of Engineering and the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, as well as their centers and programs;

? Participate in science and applied science outreach programs on campus and in local communities;

? Take a leadership role in developing collections and services in support of the research and educational missions of the relevant academic departments;

? Initiate and conduct course-related and resource-specific instruction in engineering, mathematics and science, as well as provide general undergraduate information literacy education;

? Maintain existing online research guides and work with programming support staff to develop innovative online research tools for engineering, mathematics and related disciplines;

? Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on campus, library and California State University system-wide committees as needed;

? Participate as a general reference librarian, as well as provide subject specific support for engineering, mathematics and related disciplines.

Required Qualifications

? ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree;

? Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or related discipline, or at least two years’ experience in an equivalent research library;

? An understanding of the current research, information sources and scholarly trends in the fields of engineering and mathematics;

? Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in science librarianship;

? Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;

? Ability to work effectively in collegial environments;

? Potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service, professional growth, and service to the University and community;

? A commitment to fostering diversity.

Desired Qualifications

? Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession;

? Experience working with faculty, researchers, staff and students;

? Experience with collection development;

? Experience in the development of online tutorials or web guides;

? Experience working with multicultural and international student groups;

? Experience with learning management systems, such as Blackboard.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community.

Rank of Senior Assistant with a yearly salary range of $57,084-$65,000, commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications.

Excellent benefits, including medical, dental and vision plans, as well as 24 vacation days per year.

San Diego State University’s library has over 7 million items in its collections. And offers the following services: Over 800 public access computers, 24-hour study area, Media Center with multimedia computer workstations, 15,570 book requests fulfilled through Circuit and other library partnerships, and 11,190 article requests fulfilled from other libraries. For more information visit the library website at library.sdsu.edu.

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu.

Please send letter of application; including resume and three names of professional references with their complete contact information to:

pmccarthy@mail.sdsu.edu

Print versions of the application packet may be sent to:

Patrick McCarthy

Associate Dean

Library and Information Access

San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Please indicate the position for which you are applying.

This position will remain open until filled. Reviews will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is Spring Semester 2014.

San Diego State University is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. For more detailed information, visit http://oerc.sdsu.edu/policies&procedures.htm.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


Mississippi College
   Deadline:  May 16, 2014      Leland Speed Library
                                              Position Description
 
Position Title: Reference/Instruction Librarian
 
Brief Description: Mississippi College is seeking an energetic librarian to be part of a team providing instructional and reference services to the university community.  The university is embarking on an exciting initiative to integrate information literacy throughout the undergraduate curriculum.  This position calls for extensive collaboration with other faculty and university colleagues in the design, delivery, and assessment of our information literacy program.  The teaching of information literacy competencies is a major component of this job. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to help shape and influence the information literacy program.
The Reference Librarian is a member of the Reference Services team responsible for providing the Library's instructional and reference functions. This librarian also serves as the liaison to one or more academic departments, providing outreach and collection development for those departments. This position is a full-time twelve month faculty position without tenure.  The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
 
Minimum Education Required: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program.
 
Experience: Preferred – One year post-MLS professional academic reference and instructional experience.
 
Reports to:  Library Director
 
Knowledge and Skills Needed: 
  • Ability to develop and provide effective information literacy instruction in a variety of settings to a diverse population.
  • Knowledge of reference and research skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal skills consistent with a commitment to user-center library services, including flexibility, enthusiasm, and approachability
  • Ability to manage change and work in a team environment.  Willingness to collaborate and communicate with team members and maintain effective working relationships with the public and university colleagues
  • Knowledge of library theory and practices as well as current techniques and trends in librarianship
  • Ability and desire to learn and implement appropriate technologies
 
Responsibilities:
  • ·Participates in collaborative efforts with other librarians and university faculty to develop, deliver, and assess information literacy instruction. Prepares online and print research guides to augment instruction and to assist faculty and student researchers. 
  • ·Provides reference and research assistance to on-site and distant students and members of the university community.  Some evening and weekend rotation is required.
  • ·Serves as liaison to one or more academic departments, providing collection development assistance and outreach to these departments. 
  • ·In conjunction with the Library Director, establishes mutually agreeable goals toward improving library systems and services, with periodic evaluation of progress.
  • ·Serves on appropriate university committees.
  • ·Participates in the completion of other library projects as assigned by the Library Director, depending on additional expertise, interests and the needs of the library.
 
Context: Mississippi College, affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, is a nationally recognized comprehensive liberal arts university. Leland Speed Library is viewed as a vital part of the academic program of the university.  The library has a faculty of eight professional librarians and nine (FTE) support staff.
 
To apply for this position return a cover letter, a completed Mississippi College Faculty Application, and a curriculum vitae to Kathleen Hutchison, Library Director, Mississippi College, P.O. Box 4047, Clinton, MS  39058 or email to khutchis@mc.edu.  A Mississippi College Faculty application can be found at http://www.mc.edu/offices/human-resources/how-to-apply/.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with preference given to applications received by May 16, 2014.  Applicants may be asked for professional references and further information after initial reviews.  Employment is contingent upon successful background verification.  The position will be available July 1, 2014. 
 
 
**For a more detailed description of responsibilities and position requirements, please visit http://www.mc.edu/offices/human-resources/employment/.
 

Job Title                   Bibliographic Asst. II  Temple University
Deadline:  none given - will post until June 9, 2014
 
Job Number          TU-17662
Campus                   Harrisburg
Full/Part Time       Part-time
               
 
 
Duties:
The Part-Time Bibliographic Assistant II performs bibliographic or library service activities related to the reference, circulation, reserve ILL and serial check-in operations. Provides reference service either face-to-face, by phone, or via email. Responds to questions and assists patrons in finding materials. Contributes to the creation and maintenance of instructional materials for the TUH community. Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and at least one year experience in an academic library or related setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
 
Required Skills and Abilities:
*Ability to work four nights a week Monday-Thursday (5-9 pm) and occasional Saturdays (9-5 pm) with seasonal adjustments (semester breaks and holidays).
*Ability to handle a variety of public services, including library/research inquiries.
*Demonstrated interest in research and knowledge of advanced library research procedures and processes.
*Familiarity with Blackboard, RefWorks, APA style, anti-plagiarism software, and Google features.
*Demonstrated skill with MS Office software, especially MS Excel.
*Ability to work in networked computing environments.
*Familiarity with automated library systems.
*Ability to follow instructions and perform detailed work.
*Strong verbal and written communication skills.
*Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
*Ability to work independently.
 
Preferred:
*Current experience providing public services in an academic library.
 
To apply for this position go to:
https://hospats.adminsvc.temple.edu/css_external/CSSPage_JobDetail.ASP?T=20140407115700&
 
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
 
 
 
 

 
Librarian – Part-time staff, Summerdale
The Charles “T” Jones Leadership Library at Central Penn College is inviting applications for a part-time librarian. The position covers two nights a week from 5 to 11 p.m. and every third Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.


Deadline:  April 30, 2014
Primary duties include:
  • Supervising student workers.
  • Providing reference and instruction, live and online.
  • Processing of serials and inter-library loans.
Position requirements:
  • Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution preferred.
  • Candidates near completing such degree programs will be considered.
  • Some experience supervising other people.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter with salary expectations to
@centralpenn.edu. Please be sure to include PT Librarian and your name in the subject line. Failure to follow instructions may prevent your resume from reaching us.

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI
LIBARARY SERVICES
User Experience and Assessment Librarian (Public Services)
Deadline:  None given - will post until April 30, 2014
Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Member
 
The University of Central Missouri seeks a motivated, creative, user-focused professional to fill the non-tenure-track faculty position of User Experience and Assessment Librarian.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  The successful candidate should have demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of assessment methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative) and experience analyzing data, administering surveys, and providing recommendations for service improvements.  This new position will be responsible for gaining insight into customer expectations and satisfaction through a variety of assessment measures.  There is a possibility of bibliographic and departmental liaison duties for this position.  The successful candidate will be expected to:
 
Responsibilities
  • Interact with user communities to identify their priorities and needs and explore ways to enhance the user experience throughout the library
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to integrate appropriate technologies to improve library services
  • Coordinate and participate in library-wide assessment activities
  • Develop assessment strategies and activities that highlight and raise the profile of the library’s collections, services, and facilities
  • Coordinate usability assessment for the library, including designing and carrying out usability studies, analyzing usage statistics and user trends to support planning and development,  advising on user-centered design requirements, and recommending solutions
  • Serve as Chair of the library’s Strategic Planning team, playing a key role in helping the library achieve its objectives of facilitating research, teaching, and learning by ensuring user-centered design of library tools, facilities, collections, and services
  • Work with library administration to document, correlate, and disseminate assessment results, incorporating the knowledge gained in assessment into library strategic planning, decision-making, and process improvement
  • Participate in reference service delivery, including week-end and/or evening rotations
 
Qualifications  
Required
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library or information science or equivalent degree
  • Strong web skills (html, blogging, app use, etc.) and facility with commonly used social media tools
  • Knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues, and trends in assessment and usability
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, other faculty and staff, and students
  • Strong customer service focus and a deep commitment to service
  • Commitment to engage in ongoing professional development and service to the profession
  • Preparation and commitment to conduct independent investigations relevant to the duties of the position
Preferred
  • Second graduate degree a subject discipline
  • Experience with library-specific assessment  in an academic library environment
  • Knowledge of and experience with a wide range of assessment methodologies (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Experience with data analysis and survey design
  • Portfolio detailing how previous work has been customer-focused and led to improvements in services and satisfaction
 
Work Environment
Kirkpatrick Library consists of two functional units: Public Services and Technical Services, both reporting to the Chair of Kirkpatrick Library.  The work environment is modern and attractive with appropriate information technology tools available to all library faculty.  Within a team environment, this new position is expected to play a leadership role in the development, planning, delivery, and evaluation of the library’s assessment efforts. 
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Benefits are described at http://www.ucmo.edu/hr/benefits/
 
University Environment
In Warrensburg, MO (approximately 50 miles southeast of Kansas City), the University of Central Missouri (http://www.ucmo.edu) provides the option for urban, suburban, or small city living. The work environment is the James C. Kirkpatrick Library, an attractive and modern facility (http://library.ucmo.edu).
 
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates must complete the faculty profile found at https://jobs.ucmo.edu.  Apply to position #998521.
 
Attach to the faculty profile a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and black and white copies of transcripts showing all degrees completed.  Please list on the faculty profile the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three (3) professional references.  If contacted for an interview, three (3) letters of recommendation will be requested. 
 
Review of completed applications begins April 1, 2014 and continues until position is filled.
 
For information about the online application process, contact Human Resources at jobs@umco.edu or (660) 543-4255.
 
For more information about this position, contact search committee chair, Linda Medaris, at medaris@ucmo.edu or (660) 543-8844.
 
Only those candidates who submit complete faculty profiles with required attached documents will be considered for this position. The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
 
 

INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
Deadline:  None given – will post until May 20, 2014
The Roberts Wesleyan College B. Thomas Golisano Library is seeking candidates for the full-time, faculty-rank position of Instruction Librarian, available July 2014; this position is contingent on final budget approval in April. Salary is determined based on educational background and relevant work experience. The Instruction
Librarian will report to the library’s Director of Public Services, and will coordinate the design and implementation of the library's classroom and web-based instruction service.
Responsibilities
Design and deliver course-related instruction sessions in both traditional classroom and online environments. Some evening and/or weekend classes may be included.
Serve as a team leader and mentor for the librarians in designing and implementing classroom and web-based information fluency instruction.
Collaborate with the other librarians in establishing working partnerships with academic program faculty, to promote the development of a scaffold approach to the cultivation of information fluency within each academic program.
Coordinate systematic assessment of the library’s instructional services, including periodic review of statements of philosophy and policy.
Maintain appropriate statistics concerning the library’s instructional services.
Participate in reference desk coverage and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent. A second graduate degree in an academic discipline, optimally teacher education, is helpful.
At least two years professional-level library work experience that includes classroom and online instruction.
The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability to work in a team environment, excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills, and familiarity with ADA and Universal Design requirements.
Application Process
Roberts Wesleyan College employees must fully support the institution’s mission and values. Prior to submitting an application, please review the following documents (available at www.roberts.edu/employment): RWC Mission Statement, Statement of the Christian Vision, and Community Ethos Statement. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and considered until the position is filled.
Applicants should e-mail or mail the following: a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; and a completed RWC Application for Faculty Position (including full contact information for three references), available at www.roberts.edu/employment to:
                Mr. Al Krober, Director of Library Services
                B. Thomas Golisano Library
                Roberts Wesleyan College
                2301 Westside Drive
                Rochester, NY 14624-1997

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES & DISCOVERY LIBRARIAN - DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY GUMBERG LIBRARY
Deadline:  none given - will post until May 18, 2014
 
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Location: Gumberg Library
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Posting Number: 10-149
Open Date: March 3, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting Resumes
Send Resume To: FacultyJobs@duq.edu
The Gumberg Library seeks an innovative, adaptable, service-oriented Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian to provide leadership and a strategic vision for connecting our extensive electronic resources collections to our diverse user population via the Library's online catalog, link resolver and discovery system. This full-time, non-tenure track faculty position is available July 1, 2014. Candidates must be able to meet the library's requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to research, professional development and service.   (http://guides.library.duq.edu/guidelines).
Prospective applicants are encouraged to carefully review the full job description at http://www.duq.edu/work-at-du/employment/faculty-hiring/faculty-openings/gumberg.  Candidates must hold an ALA-accredited Master's degree.
Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. That mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Application procedure:
Review of applications will be ongoing, and continue until the position is filled. A letter of application reflecting qualifications and interests; curriculum vitae; and three professional letters of reference should be sent electronically to FacultyJobs@duq.edu
. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates invited to interview will be expected to share a portfolio of their work.
 
 

TCC Virginia Beach Campus Part-Time Librarian
 Deadline:  none given - will post until May 13, 2014
Position Description
The Reference Librarian is responsible for providing instruction and assistance to faculty, staff, students, and the community in the use of library information resources, including electronic databases, internet tools, printed materials, and media. The Reference Librarian reports to the Coordinator of Library Academic Services.
 
Functional Responsibilities
  1. 1.Provides client services to students, faculty, staff, and community in using printed materials and electronic information resources by: 1) explaining use of automated library system and use of printed and electronic information resources; 2) teaching library instruction/information literacy programs including individualized instructions, tours, general orientation sessions, subject/course related classes; 3) creating resource lists, worksheets, instructional guides, research guides, and promotional materials using word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; 4) planning, coordinating, and promoting the library instructional programs by formulating and carrying out short and long-term goals for these interactions with library management, staff, and instructors; and 5) devising research strategies for different situations.
  2. 2.Participates in collection management by: 1) evaluating the collection and recommending titles for purchase and weeding; 2) making recommendations for coordinated college purchases (standing orders, periodicals, online resources, etc.); 3) reading professional journals.
  3. 3.Works closely with faculty on incorporating library resources in teaching materials by: 1) assessing library needs of individual academic divisions and departments through written and oral communication; 2) advising and teaching college faculty about library offerings so the college libraries meet the needs of individual curricula; and 3) sharing divisional and departmental needs with library staff.
  4. 4.Works on special projects providing analyses and reports as requested. Actively participates in library planning and assessment activities and stays current on research technologies by keeping up with professional literature.
  5. 5.Miscellaneous duties include: 1) assisting in the training, supervision, and evaluation of classified and wage staff and student workers; 2) assisting staff with a variety of written assignments; and 3) collecting statistics in preparing reports.
 
Required Qualifications
  1. 1.Experience using and teaching patrons library research skills, including using library information resources such as electronic databases, print, and media.
  2. 2.Experience conducting the reference interview process.
  3. 3.Experience providing excellent customer service to diverse populations to include students, faculty, administrators, and public library users.
  4. 4.Experience with effectively using computers and computer software including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, internet tools, and electronic mail.
  5. 5.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  6. 6.Ability to prepare and conduct library instruction classes.
  7. 7.Ability to devise research strategies and to prepare subject guides, resource lists, handbooks, and other print and online materials to support the information needs of faculty and students.
  8. 8.Ability to assist other staff in the day-to-day operation and management of a library.
  9. 9.Ability to employ systematic planning and effective time management techniques.
  10. 10.Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  11. 11.Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school. 
 
Preferred Qualifications
  1. 1.Experience providing reference assistance with electronic and print resources in an academic library.
  2. 2.Teaching skills and experience in information literacy instruction.
 

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Student Success Librarian
Deadline:  none given will post until April 22, 2014
 
The University of Tennessee is engaged in a strategy to recruit a larger freshman class, to improve retention of students from first to second year, and promote graduation in four years. The Student Success Librarian will help the Libraries implement and expand instruction and academic engagement programs aimed at assisting first-year and other lower division undergraduate students in learning the tools of scholarship while adjusting to college life. The Student Success Librarian will strengthen library partnerships with First Year Studies, the Student Success Center, and the Division of Student Life to enhance the support system for undergraduate students at The University of Tennessee.
 
 

Nazarbayev University Library
Astana, Kazakhstan
 Deadline:  none given - will post until April 13, 2014
Senior Manager (Reference Librarian)        >>> ENTRY LEVEL POSITION <<<  
Key Tasks 
Conduct reference interviews to provide targeted research advice and resources;
Assist and instruct patrons to locate and use library materials;
Assist and instruct patrons in the use of electronic resources for research;
Provide subject specialist expertise for patrons in an assigned area;
Supervise student assistants;
Develop training materials for reference;
Develop and give seminars on database use, information literacy, and research materials;
Organize events and exhibits to encourage patron use of reference services;
Develop new methods of reference service using technology, western methods, or library experience;
Develop the reference collection in print and electronic formats;
Research patron needs and analyze effectiveness of subject specific reference collections;
Assist with other library work areas or committees as needed;
Work at reference desk in accordance with library schedules (note that evening and weekend hours are included);  
Business trips: Possible
Education: ALA-accredited Masters in Library Science, or equivalent
Desired professional experience: Related experience, preferably in an academic library, and with instructional experience.  
Desired professional knowledge and personal qualities: 
Demonstrated expertise in using databases, electronic, and print resources;
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
Effective instructional skills in group and individual settings;
Strong planning, organization, and analytical skills;
Teaching or supervisory experience;
Ability to work flexibly in a team, or independently;
Experience with work, study, or instruction abroad  
Proficiency in languages:
Excellent proficiency in English is required;
Knowledge of Kazakh, Russian, or other major languages is advantageous.  
Computer skills:
Advanced computer user in Windows, MS Office, and Internet
Experience using integrated library systems and library catalogues
Knowledge of electronic databases and advanced search techniques  
Final date of resume submission:
Open until filled  
Other:
Please send resume and letter, in English, to Library General Manager jagee@nu.edu.kz
as soon as possible.


Dean
 
California State University
Deadline:  None given – will post until April 13, 2014
 
Department:     Library                                                                                      Position Reports To:    Provost & VPAA
Working Title:   Dean                                                                                       Classification:     Administrator IV
Time Base:    Full time                                                                                       Range Code:    1
Class Code:   3300                                                                                              Exempt or Non-Exempt:   Exempt
Position Number:   00001533                                                                         Last Update:   1/7/14
MPP Job Code:     L013                   
 
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
 
The Dean of the Library reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Library, providing the leadership and direction of all administrative and curricula programs within the Library.  The Library Dean provides leadership in furthering the role of the Library as an essential component of the University’s academic mission.  As part of a comprehensive university the Dean leads the Library in its support of the academic development of students into life-long learners, where students are active participants in the learning process.  The Dean of the Library is responsible for leadership, team-building, strategic planning, and management within the Library, and fosters collaboration and the creation of knowledge within the University community.  In addition, the Dean of the Library provides leadership in creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce, and a curriculum that develops students’ intercultural competence.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 
% of Time
  1. Leadership/Management                                                                                                                  30%
  2. Strategic Planning                                                                                                                                20%
  3. University/Community Partnership                                                                                                 30%
  4. Functional Oversight Management                                                                                                 20%
 
LIST OF TASKS FOR EACH MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY:
 
  1. 1.       LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT: 
Acts as a change champion.  Leads courageously by addressing difficult issues.  Works to resolve issues at the peer level and takes measures to mitigate future issues.  Supports and moves new initiatives forward.  Identifies current and future challenges and proposes effective solutions.  Understands what issues require a “sense of urgency” and handles accordingly.  Ensures confidentiality around sensitive issues.  Facilitates an environment that motivates, empowers, and inspires commitment from employees.  Assumes good intent with one another and work on the premise of trust.  Demonstrates commitment to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.  Provides clear direction.  Communicates effectively and with purpose.  Creates and implements methods for improving individual and team performance.  Builds effective teams committed to organizational goals.  Works with a spirit of collaboration, inclusion, respect and collegiality.  Takes ownership of issues and demonstrates accountability.  Creates an environment in which employees are recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the success of the team.  Builds competence in others through effective coaching, performance management and mentoring.  Supports and encourages professional and career development for employees.  Fosters a culture of support and success for new hires by utilizing effective onboarding methods.  Understand the university’s mission and vision and how the department/division work activities and goals support the mission. Ensures cross-divisional support and participation.  Recognizes, understands, and appreciates different roles across the institution.  Identifies and calls advocacy behavior.  Speaks and advocates with one common voice.  Determines, effectively allocates, and coordinates resources. 
  1. STRATEGIC PLANNING:
As a strategic partner, recommends, creates, and implements long and short term strategic plan goals and operational plans for the Library.  Ensures the Library’s goals align with and support the overall mission of the university.  Motivates and encourages commitment to achievement of strategic plans.   Effectively communicates the strategic initiatives. Accomplishes strategic goals for the Library.

  1. UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP:
As a member of the campus community, ensures a community focused strategy to support the university’s mission.  Identifies and anticipates community needs.  Builds effective strategic alliances internally and externally.  Collaborates with business partners in the achievement of university goals that support the university’s mission.  Initiates and develops strong working relationships with the community.  Recognizes the importance of collective strength, knowledge, and information.  Actively solicits and acts upon feedback.  Develops and implements solutions.  Successfully negotiates through persuasion.  Gains support and commitment from others.  Works to find common ground and group consensus. Takes the necessary measures to solicit and influence internal and external support.  Demonstrates commitment to diversity.

 
  1. FUNCTIONAL OVERSIGHT/MANAGEMENT:
Oversees the effective management of all activities and programs within the Library.  Develops and implements department operating policies and procedures.  Ensures fiscal stability and oversees the allocation of resources.  Manages library public relations and development initiatives.  Serves as an active campus leader by participating on various university committees and task forces as appropriate.  Leads the Library in its support of the academic mission of the University, where students are active participants in the learning process. Works with the librarians to establish partnerships across the University and within the community, as they contribute as faculty to the contemporary learning environment in higher education.  Leads the implementation of appropriate emerging trends in higher education and in university libraries, such as pedagogy of information literacy, scholarly communication, curriculum-driven collections, and teaching and learning technology.  Supports professional development for faculty and staff.  Evaluates Library faculty for retention, tenure and promotion.  Provides leadership in creating and sustaining a Library that is committed to diversity and inclusive excellence, as well as access, and educational equity in higher education.
SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Associate Dean (Administrator III)
Administrative Analyst/Specialist (AAS – EX I)
Administrative Support Coordinator (ASC I)
Library Faculty (tenure track and lecturer)
Library Staff who report to librarian faculty and/or the Associate Dean
 
PURPOSE AND NATURE OF WORK RELATIONSHIPS:
Regular interaction with faculty, staff, campus leadership, HREO, and the local community to gather/provide information, collaborate, consult and resolve problems.
REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION:
  1. 1.       List education and experience required
 
  • ALA accredited master’s degree or its equivalent plus five years of progressively responsible administrative work experience in University libraries which includes a minimum of one year leading and/or supervising the work of others; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong record of educational and scholarly achievement.
  • Strong record of progressively responsible engagement in a professional association.
Preferences
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and experience in a collective bargaining environment and/or knowledge of the California State University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance the University’s goals in the areas of diversity and inclusive excellence. 
  • Work experience in public higher education.

  1. 2.       List knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.
  • Leadership / Vision: 
    • Commitment to CSUSM’s mission and goals as a student-centered university dedicated to teaching excellence and active learning with a university first perspective and a customer focused strategy.
    • Ability to establish a clear and understandable vision for the Library as an essential component of the University’s academic mission
    • Engage the university community in the implementation of the vision, and build the operational components to execute the vision.
    • Ability to lead and enable groups of people to face challenges and achieve results in complex conditions.
    • A commitment to diversity, inclusiveness and access in all areas of the university.
  • Management / Conflict Resolution / Problem Resolution / Initiative / Continuous Improvement:  
    • Successful experience managing a complex organization. 
    • Experience building and managing an effective world-class team dedicated to organizational goals and high performance.
    • Experience with directing, supervising, motivating and inspiring others; measuring the performance of people, teams and organizations, and assessing performance and progress.
    • Familiarity with collective bargaining and administering corrective action as appropriate in a collective bargaining environment.
    • Ability to develop and support on-going learning and professional development for staff, managers and emerging leaders.
    • Ability to lead courageously by addressing difficult issues.
    • Ability to prioritize and handle issues based on sense of urgency and importance of the issues.
    • Ability to ensure confidentiality around sensitive issues.
    • Ability to initiate and support innovation with creativity, openness to change, flexibility, responsiveness, and future focus.
    • Ability to apply quality management techniques of continuous improvement and employee involvement to assess and improve services, promote campus culture and build teams.
    • Ability to identify current and future challenges and propose and implement effective solutions.
    • Experience making effective decisions with sound analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
 
  • Communication: 
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and with purpose to a variety of audiences.
    • Successful negotiation and persuasion skills. 
 
  • Strategic planning / Goal Setting:
    • Experience in strategically supporting growth and/or change.
    • Experience creating and implementing long and short term goals.
    • Experience in determining and coordinating resource allocations.
    • Ability to collaborate with multiple entities to plan and accomplish the objectives set forth in the university’s strategic master plan, coordinating ongoing multiple large and complex projects from conception to completion in a centralized and highly regulated environment.
    • Ability to find solutions that result in prudent decisions, to promote mutual satisfaction and positive action, and to develop imaginative approaches to achieve individual, unit and institutional strategic initiatives.
    • Ability to apply forward-thinking and creative thought with high ethical standards to develop strategic vision.
  • Teamwork / Collaboration:
    • The ability to work effectively and build strong alliances internally and externally with a broad range of individuals to bring the University community together around shared goals.
    • Ability to recognize, understand, and appreciate different roles across the institution.
 
  • Functional Area Expertise:
    • Knowledge and understanding of emerging trends in higher education and in university libraries, including pedagogy of information literacy, scholarly communication, curriculum-driven collections, and the technology of teaching and learning;
    • Highly developed financial, strategic planning, and assessment skills, including the ability to evaluate and utilize data in planning and decision-making.
    • Substantial experience in planning, budgeting, management and evaluation of programs and personnel.
    • Strong understanding of the instructional role of librarians as faculty who contribute to the contemporary learning environment in higher education.
    • Supports professional development Library faculty and staff, and the tenure and promotion processes for Librarian faculty.
    • Be a strong advocate for student success.
    • Be able to work effectively with diverse populations.
    • Have a strong commitment to access in library programs.
    • Be able to build effective strategic alliances internally and externally.

  1. 3.       List machines, tools, equipment, and motor vehicles used in the performance of the duties
  • Standard office and communication equipment.
  1. 4.       List unique working conditions
  • Occasional overnight travel.
  • Evenings and weekends may be required.
  1. 5.       Other Employment Requirements
  • The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • This position is subject to a criminal background check based on meeting the following criteria: Control over campus business processes, either through functional roles or systems security access; Access to detailed personally identifiable information about students, faculty, staff, or alumni which might enable identity theft.
  • This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code.  The incumbent in this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
  • This position is required to complete Sexual Harassment training.
  • Must participate in required campus trainings including, but not limited to, Information Security Awareness Training.
 

REQUIRED UNIVERSITY COMPLIANCE TRAINING
 
This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as:
  • Conflict of Interest & Ethics Training
  • Sexual Harassment  Prevention Training