LOCATION: Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services
Deadline: January 10, 2014
Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 8 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.
THE ACQUISITIONS AND RAPID CATALOGING SERVICES DIVISION:
Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services (ARCS) is one of three technical services divisions within Resource Acquisitions and Description/Information Technology Services; the others are Cataloging and Metadata Services (CAMS) and Preservation Services. ARCS is the Libraries' central acquisitions unit for materials in all formats. Wherever possible, ARCS performs simple cataloging on receipt for newly acquired monographs using copy from the Library of Congress and OCLC member libraries; items that cannot be quick cataloged are distributed to staff in CAMS.
Acquisition and processing is partially decentralized within the Libraries. The East Asia Library (CJK) and International Studies (Near East, Slavic, South Asia, Southeast Asia) have their own technical services operations, which acquire and process vernacular materials. Some units, including the Bothell Campus Library, Tacoma Campus Library, Health/Sciences Library, and Microforms/Newspapers Division receive and process their print serials directly, although ordering is handled centrally. The Gallagher Law Library is a separate administrative unit and is responsible for its own acquisitions.
ARCS works closely with these units, as well as CAMS, Collection Management Services, Preservation Services and Central Circulation Services to standardize and coordinate processing procedures and policies across the Libraries.
The division also works with the Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit to carry out digitization projects, working on rights management, scanning, and providing descriptive metadata.
Under the direction of the Head of Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services, manages order and claiming activities for one-time order resources in all formats for the Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses; supervises staff and students, and coordinates the work activities of a work group; provides oversight of record loading from vendors and OCLC PromptCat; assists in continuing resources management projects; assists in the management of the division.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
• Provides management and oversight of one-time order placement and claiming activities including loading of bibliographic and order records supplied by library book vendors and OCLC's PromptCat service.
• Monitors vendors and OCLC concerning the supply of order-level records and PromptCat cataloging records.
• Manages contact with vendors in relation to one-time ordering, claiming, report generation and record supply. Responsible for the analysis and implementation of ordering and claiming of one-time resources. In conjunction with the Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services Head, analyzes vendor services and performance.
• Monitors incoming orders and materials to identify potential licensing issues. May perform initial review of licenses.
• Interacts with selectors to manage ordering, claiming and related order follow-up activities.
• Maintains awareness of copy cataloging standards and trends.
• Works on projects relating to continuing resources as assigned.
• Trains staff and librarians across the Libraries in the use of online acquisitions tools, including the Alma Acquisitions and YBP Gobi interfaces.
• Supervises staff of the work group. Supervises other temporary and hourly staff as necessary. As required, may direct or oversee the work of other staff in the Division.
• Assists in all aspects of management of the section, including policy development, implementation and documentation. Contributes to organizational effectiveness.
• Interviews and recommends selection of new personnel; develops, implements and monitors training; assigns and schedules work; acts upon leave requests; conducts annual performance evaluations; and recommends disciplinary action.
• Facilitates communication within the work group and the section; develops and disseminates instructions and information to staff; organizes and conducts meetings.
• Serves as a resource for staff in order to solve complex acquisitions problems.
• Follows trends in acquisitions, publishing and scholarly communication. Contributes to professional associations and committees. Serves on Libraries and UW committees as appropriate.
• Communicates appropriately, effectively and positively. Plays an active role in staying informed and participating in Libraries and unit meetings, activities and events.
• Assumes other responsibilities as assigned and performs related duties as required.
• Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
• Knowledge of current technological developments in acquisitions and/or collection development.
• Experience with an integrated library system and bibliographic utilities.
• Proficiency in using a variety of software, including spreadsheets and databases (MS-Excel and MS-Access), with the eventual expectation of journeyman level proficiency in MS Excel, MS Access and Alma Analytics.
• Knowledge of one or more European languages.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills, and the ability to work effectively with staff as individuals and groups. Ability to function well in a changing environment, work effectively within a large organization, and exercise initiative in a collaborative framework.
• Experience in an acquisitions department of a large academic research library.
• Supervisory experience.
• Experience with OCLC.
SALARY: $45,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.
BENEFITS: Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.
• To apply for this position, please submit the following information to email@example.com:
Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Academic Human Resources Librarian).
• Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements).
• List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses).
• Please use "Librarian Application" in the subject heading.
• Please submit all three components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space until interviews are conducted. Then, some application materials will be circulated.
To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, January 10, 2014.
The University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu
The Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu/arc
University of Washington, an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, is building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization
Undergraduate Research & Instruction Librarian
Undergraduate Research & Instruction Librarian
Deadline: January 10, 2013
Millersville University of Pennsylvania invites an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative team member to apply for a full-time, tenure-track, nine-month faculty position to begin August 2014.
The new Undergraduate Research & Instruction Librarian will support undergraduate student research, success, and retention at Millersville through collaboration with campus partners, programs, and communities of practice and by providing information literacy instruction to general education courses. The Francine G. McNairy Library and Learning Forum recently underwent a $25 million dollar renovation and now features a digital media studio, writing center annex, flexible library classrooms, faculty collaboratory, and café.
Strong candidates will be committed to student learning and teaching, demonstrate professional initiative, excellent analytical skills, and experience with academic library services. To see the full job description and list of qualifications and to apply, go to https://jobs.millersville.edu/postings/207. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 10, 2014
Technical Services Librarian/Instructor
Deadline: none given – will post until December 31, 2013
East Central University seeks a Technical Services Librarian/Instructor /non-tenure track/12 month. Available January 6, 2013. ECU is a student-centered regional state university located in Ada, Oklahoma. ECU offers thirty-three undergraduate baccalaureate degree programs in arts and letters, business, education, mathematics and sciences, nursing, and the social sciences; and ten master's degrees in education, human resources, and psychology. ECU's 4,600 students come from 32 countries and 28 different states. About 65% of the 172 faculty hold doctorates.
DUTIES: responsible for cataloging, government documents, and systems; shared reference and instruction; faculty liaison and collection development in assigned subject areas; supervises one full-time staff member.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA accredited MLS; excellent communication skills, strong public service orientation, and technical experience
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: previous cataloging, government documents and/or systems experience preferred, particularly with Innovative Interfaces Inc. products.
To Apply: Send a letter of application, resume, three references (with names, addresses, phone numbers), *Disclosure Statement, and copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts to: Employment Services, East Central University, 1100 E. 14th Street, Ada, OK 74820 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review will begin November 27, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE.
Social Sciences Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor
Deadline: none given - will post until December 28, 2013
Hiring Unit Library and Information Services
The Social Sciences Librarian is responsible for serving as the subject liaison for the following departments: Historical Studies, Political Science, Public Administration and Policy Analysis, Sociology & Criminal Justice and teaches information literacy and selects appropriate information resources in support of the departments’ curriculum and research. The Social Sciences Librarian reports to the Director of the Research Commons, who reports to the Dean of Library and Information Services. Working in a collaborative and collegial environment, the Social Sciences Librarian participates in achieving departmental and library goals.
•Consults with departmental or school liaisons in determining collection development decisions
•Teaches workshops, information literacy classes, and participates teaching courses for departments or schools
•Creates teaching modules, bibliographies, and other finding aids
•Provides reference services in person and through various digital methods
•Works with the Department of Technical Services in the ordering of monographs, journals, online databases, etc.
•Delivers library services and resources via the web and Blackboard
•Plans and administers materials budgets
•Participates in writing proposals and securing grants, particularly in the subject disciplines.
•A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school
•Knowledge of library and digital information resources, including online searching, bibliographic search systems (such as online catalogs, federated search engine and link resolvers), learning management systems and the internet
•Excellent interpersonal relations skills
•Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment
•Excellent teaching skills
•Excellent verbal and written communication skillsStrong commitment to user-centered services and service excellence
•Professional commitment to librarianship and ability to meet LIS and University standards in librarianship, scholarship and professional service in fulfillment of tenure requirements.
Two years of experience in an academic library and an advanced degree or coursework in a social sciences discipline.
Terms of Appointment
Assistant or Associate Professor, 12-month continuing contract, tenure-track position. Tenure-track positions require excellence/meritorious in librarianship, scholarship, and professional service.
Source of Funds State
Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $42,000. Excellent fringe benefits.
Submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts and three current professional references to the address below or email your information to email@example.com:
Social Sciences Librarian Search Committee
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Library and Information Services, Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1063
Review of completed applications will begin on November 14, 2013. Position will remain open until filled.
Associate Professor, University Archives and Special Collections Librarian
Deadline: none given – will post until December 30, 2013
Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
Salary: Not Specified
Associate Professor, University Archives and Special Collections Librarian
Associate Professor Tenure-track University Libraries
University Archives and Special Collections is comprised of two distinct collections--the official archives of the University, in multiple formats, and some 30 distinctive special collections in a variety of different subjects.
Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the UASC Librarian position provides leadership within the department in accordance with the Libraries’ goals and strategic planning; facilitates communication about UASC within the University Libraries, throughout the University community, and to the general public of current and potential users.
Applicants must hold a master's degree from an ALA-accredited school of library/ information science, preferably with a concentration in archives or some advanced training in archives, manuscripts, and special collections. A second post-baccalaureate degree or similar proof of advanced study is required for tenure. The successful candidate will also have 3-5 years of significant experience in an archives or special collections environment, including at least three years of supervisory and budgetary responsibilities, as well as a broad understanding of archival related activities in an academic research library setting.
For more information: visit Adelphi’s website: www.adelphi.edu
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Screening of applications will begin in December but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position available immediately. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references online at: http://www.adelphi.edu/positions/faculty
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Part-time Faculty Reference Librarian (#101113-51501)
Deadline: none given - will post until December 30, 2013
Employer: Bucks County Community College
Locations: Newtown, Bristol, Perkasie, PA
Required: Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution
Preferred: Demonstrated proficiency in the use of electronic resources; successful experience in individual and/or classroom library instruction preferable in a community college setting; outstanding interpersonal, technical and communication skills; experience in marketing library services, including the promotion of information literacy initiatives. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which could include evenings and weekends.
Job # must be included on resume in order to process.
Employment at BCCC is contingent upon the results of a background check.
• Title of Position Learning Resource Center Manager
Deadline: none given – will post until December 21, 2013
• Name of Employer Strayer University
• City/State where job is located Cherry Hill (Springfield), NJ
• Summary of Responsibilities Assist our students in our Learning Resource Center
• Qualifications Must have MLIS or MLS Degree state requirements
• Hours M – Th 1 – 10pm Fri 9 – 6pm or Sat 9 – 5pm
• Salary or hourly wage $40,000
• Specific information to apply for the position Apply on line at the link below
Serials and Electronic Resources Specialist
Deadline: none given - will post until December 11, 2013.
Job Type Full-time Location Swarthmore, PA Description (1.0 FTE, 12- month, regular, salary grade 6)
The Serials and Electronic Resources Specialist is responsible for the acquisition, receipt, cataloging and processing of annual serials and other standing orders, as well as the maintenance of bibliographic, checkin and order records for these resources.
The Serials and Electronic Resources Specialist assists the Electronic Resources Management Librarian in the management of online materials from publishers and other vendors. These responsibilities may include: acquisitions, cataloging, technical support, usage analysis, management and configuration of the link resolver knowledge base, management of proxy server data and problem resolution for these systems.
Required Skills and Abilities:
•Proficient with the Innovative Interfaces software.
•Familiar with the administrative functions of SFX and EZProxy
•Proficient with the software of bibliographic utilities such as OCLC and vendor acquisitions systems
•Facility with standard Microsoft Office software, especially Excel, in order to assure efficiency and effectiveness in daily work.
•Familiarity with at least one foreign language.
•Minimum of one year of experience in serials management for an academic institution.
•Knowledge of standard library metadata schema for cataloging and classification.
•Ability to work collaboratively with many colleagues both internally and externally. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills essential.
•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Commitment to using new technology to advance work goals and to enhance service.
•Solid organizational skills, flexibility and initiative. Enthusiasm for an innovative, evolving environment.
•Familiarity with e-resources management.
•Knowledge of link resolver software (e.g., SFX) and experience with an integrated library system (e.g., Innovated Interfaces).http://www.swarthmore.edu/human-resources/employment.xml
Head Librarian Haskell Memorial Library
Deadline: None given – will post until December 7, 2013
University of Pittsburgh at Titusville
The Head Librarian is a full-time faculty Visiting Librarian appointment at a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Anticipated start date will be January 2014. This position reports to the Coordinator of Regional University Library System Libraries and is based on a 12-month appointment.
• Provide excellent reference and research assistance by appointment, email, chat, or other venue
• Deliver effective and appropriate instructional sessions to students in collaboration with the faculty to promote information literacy competencies and student learning outcomes at the Titusville Campus
• Manage all collection development activities and serve as a library liaison to academic disciplines/departments at the Titusville Campus
• Supervise regional campus employees: hiring, appraising performance, and promoting staff development
• Evaluate library services and procedures as necessary
• Coordinate the development and implementation of library programs and services with the University Library System and the Titusville Campus
• Serve as an advocate for the library by promoting collegial and participatory interactions with other campus, community and university-wide units
• Participate in professional activities/education and organizations as appropriate within and outside the University
• Other duties as assigned
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; occasional evenings/weekends as needed.
Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS; demonstrated ability to provide quality reference and library instruction classes; experience with an automated library system such as Voyager; excellence in oral and written communication; initiative and flexibility in a rapidly changing environment; strong service orientation.
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.
Salary: Minimum $38,000. Comprehensive benefits package including medical; 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 K. Gentz Head, Library Human Resources
271 Hillman Library
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information on the University of Pittsburgh University Library System, please visit: www.library.pitt.edu
For more information on the University of Pittsburgh, please visit: http://www.pitt.edu/. For more information regarding the Haskell Library at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville, please visit: http://www.library.pitt.edu/titusville