SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIAN
Deadline: June 16, 2013
Position Description: Reporting to the Head, Special Collections & University Archives Department, the Special Collections Librarian has curatorial, instruction, and outreach responsibility for map collections and supports a broad range of departmental initiatives.
General responsibilities include:
- Developing and managing print and manuscript map collections, sensitively building upon existing strengths and exploring new areas for development.
- Coordinating instruction sessions utilizing map collections, developing public programming, and integrating the history of cartography into departmental activities.
- Setting priorities for map collection processing and cataloging.
- Collaborating with colleagues working in areas of collection development, archival and manuscript processing, rare books cataloging, preservation, and digitization.
- Providing reference services and supporting day-to-day operations, which may include some supervision of staff.
- Developing donor and dealer relationships, particularly with map collectors, and cultivating campus and community partners.
- Participating in Libraries’ initiatives outside of Special Collections & University Archives by serving on Libraries’ and campus committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events.
- Maintaining a course of personal professional development through active participation in rare book, manuscript, and archives professional associations or other professional activities external to the Libraries.
- · Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
- Demonstrated ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with emerging trends in rare book and manuscript librarianship.
- Demonstrated ability to work productively and sensitively with library and university colleagues, faculty, students, researchers, and donors.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.
- Experience or demonstrated knowledge of digital collections, concepts, and techniques.
- Demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate’s value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.
- Experience in a Special Collections, archives, or museum environment.
- Experience in or demonstrated knowledge of the antiquarian map trade, including acquisitions by purchase or donation.
- Experience in or demonstrated knowledge of the history of cartography.
- Experience in or demonstrated knowledge of best practices for digital mapping applications.
- Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages other than English.
Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Librarian level with a salary range of $43,000 to $46,000. Start date is negotiable. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.
The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa library system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University’s locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists’ books.
Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.
The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,000 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving 30,500 students, more than 40% of whom are from out of state and close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University’s faculty and staff and 10% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 8% of the students are from foreign countries.
The University of Iowa is home to the Writers’ Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. Finally, UNESCO designated Iowa City as the world’s third City of Literature in 2008.
Iowa City is a community of some 68,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 33% of the students are minority, with 17% identifying as African-American, 9% as Latino/Hispanic, 7% as Asian-American, and .4% as Native American during the 2011/12 school year.
Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu. To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number 62720. Applications must be received by 06/16/2013.
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
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Position posted on: 05-16-2013
Lycoming College seeks a creative and service-oriented candidate to serve as Instructional Services Librarian / Coordinator of Information Literacy and Outreach, beginning July 1, 2013. This position provides professional course-integrated face-to-face information literacy instruction, coordinates appropriate instruction assessment measures, and provides reference services to students, faculty and staff. Primary responsibilities include coordinating the college’s Research and Information Competencies initiative as well as developing and implementing a variety of outreach functions and events.
Required Experience & Qualifications:
ALA-accredited MLS degree required. Successful candidates should have enthusiasm for teaching in an innovative instruction program, knowledge of general reference services, and familiarity with electronic and traditional information sources. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work collegially. Demonstrated interest in scholarly / professional activity and ongoing professional development.
Send cover letter including salary requirement, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submission of application materials is required. Please reference “Instructional Services Librarian Search” in the subject line of the email.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
ELECTRONIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN/ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES LIAISON
Will post until June 30, 2013
PittsburghTheological Seminary, Pittsburgh PA
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, a graduate educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), invites applications for the full-time position of Electronic Services Librarian of the Clifford E. Barbour Library.
In cooperation with the seminary’s Information Technology Services team, the Electronic Services Librarian will oversee all aspects of library electronic and computer services including providing support for the automated library system (Innovative Interfaces Millennium system) in coordination with the Information Technology Services department ; implementation and operation of various staff databases, software and online services such as OCLC, EBSCOhost, EBSCO A-Z List, etc.; oversees and implements various public databases and online services such as ATLA RI and ATLAS, JSTOR, EBSCO databases, including electronic resources licensing and report gathering; maintenance and upkeep of the library website; meeting the automation support needs of the library including software installation and training; advising on selection of software, full-text databases, indexes and other bibliographic resources; participate in the training of students, faculty and staff in online resources and research methods; and provide backup support to Information Technology Services.
The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited MLS. MLIS or equivalent and a history of significant electronic services experience, in an academic setting; a broad knowledge of existing and emerging electronic standards; basic knowledge of cataloging preferred and experience with OCLC, EBSCO and ATLA databases; experience in religious, theological, and related resources in carious electronic formats; experience in producing web content (course web pages, tutorials, etc.) and web implementation skills; familiarity with digitization projects; capable of trouble shooting hardware and software issues; a facility for working in a team-oriented environment. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and attention to detail are required. A minimum two (2) years' experience in related positions normally required. Theological training and/or experience in an academic theological library is preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes TIAA-CREF, medical and dental.
Priority consideration will be given to submissions received by May 15, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. Apply by sending cover letter and CV to:
Dr. Sharon Taylor
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
616 North Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh PA 15206
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Technology Applications Assistant
Deadline: none given - will post until June 30, 2013
LaGrange College is seeking a Library Technology Applications Assistant . The position is a two-year, part-time (24 hr/week) appointment. This is an excellent opportunity for someone studying information science to gain experience in an academic setting while pursuing a graduate degree.
B.A. or B.S. degree and currently enrolled or accepted in a master's program in library science, information science, or instructional systems technology. Experience working in a library and knowledge of A/V equipment and media-file formats is a plus. Strong computer skills and training or experience integrating technology applications in learning environments are essential.
Job responsibilities may include:
•Facilitating advanced technology applications such as video conferencing, lecture capture, class response systems, and the use of SMART board or SYMPODIUM systems.
•Assisting librarians with library instruction for Freshman Cornerstone Classes.
•Managing the technology-reservations calendar.
•Training faculty and students in use of advanced technology systems and their integration into the classroom learning experience.
•Collaborating with librarians to produce LibGuides (Research Guides) for various topics.
•Assisting students with information needs at the Reference Desk and/or at the Circulation &Reserves Desk.
•Producing statistics on resource uses and creating marketing materials.
•Maintaining and updating equipment and software.
Other responsibilities may include:
•Assisting with collection development projects.
•Advising and assisting with redesign of the library home page.
•Collaborating with librarians on special projects.
Occasional nights or weekends may be required, but a flexible schedule four days per week would be the expected norm. The position begins mid-July or early-August and the hourly rate of pay is $15.00 per hour.
Located one hour southwest of Atlanta, LaGrange College is a four-year liberal arts and sciences college offering 54 academic, pre-professional, and professional programs. Home to more than 1,000 students and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the College is ranked regionally in the top 10 as one of three "up and coming" schools among Southern comprehensive colleges by U.S. News and World Report.
To apply electronically, please submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may apply by mail:
601 Broad Street
LaGrange, GA 30240