Deadline: none given - will post until October 1, 2014
Job Title: Digital/Cataloging Librarian
Reports to: Director of University Libraries and Distance Learning
VP: Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Date Created: 8-12-14
Primarily responsible for managing the catalog of materials at the library. Inputs data about materials into electronic catalog to ensure users can locate books, serials, films, or other documents. Prepares bibliographic and item records for monographs and all other library materials including electronic resources. The Digital/Cataloging Librarian is also responsible and accountable for the oversight, maintenance and strategic development of the digitization and preservation processes of historic college documents located in the library as well as collections management, maintenance and cataloging where future planning for storage and retrieval of physical collections is concerned.
Secondarily this position should have demonstrated experience as library instructor.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Catalog and process library materials Perform original and complex copy cataloging, and perform classification, series, and subject analysis for monographs, serials, electronic resources, and non-book formats in all subject areas (in conformance with established professional standards and procedures).
Provide accurate bibliographic authority and item descriptions of materials by creating and maintaining records in the online library catalog and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) bibliographic utility databases.
Acquire, receive, process (check-in, catalog, prepare for binding, label, etc.), maintain, preserve, and weed library inventory as needed.
Comprehensive oversight and management of collections including database integrity of the LIS and quality control of the physical library inventory and electronic inventory. Performs all daily, weekly, monthly, or annual tasks necessary for position success as well as those requirements requested by the Director of Libraries.
- This may include:
- Planning, training and development to maintain processes and cataloging of collections that stay current with academic and curriculum demands as well as technology required to complete duties and responsibilities.
- Knowledge management and information requirements necessary to support the curriculum, and the mission and vision of the University including
- Archival and digitization needs of the University as well as
- Research assistance by any university community members along with collection development and liaison duties with assigned academic departments.
Serve as secondary teaching librarian as needed.
Directly supervises 3-6 student employees who support this position. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training student employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising student employee performance; rewarding and disciplining student employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
This position requires the terminal degree of Masters of Science in Library Science (MSLS) or Masters of Library Science (MLS). Specialization in digitization and archives knowledge appreciated but not required. Experience with Cataloging and Technical Services operations is preferred. Experience in instruction favored.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, ETC…
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
May be required to lift and move collection.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic).
LSU Discover Librarian
Deadline: August 21, 2014
.75 FTE Research and Instruction Services, LSU Libraries
.25 FTE Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), Office of Undergraduate Research
PIN # 038067
The LSU Discover Librarian reports to the Head, Research and Instruction Services, and the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, who will coordinate supervision of the incumbent to ensure that work essential to the success of LSU Discover is carried out in a timely manner. The incumbent will provide library instruction (including teaching LIS 1001) and will develop, deliver, update, and assess workshops, online tutorials, and other co-curricular activities in support of the QEP. The incumbent will work closely with the LSU Discover Coordinator, the Council on Co-curricular Activities (CCA), Residential Life, and Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC), and may supervise student workers and GAs assigned to LSU Discover. The incumbent will also assist and support subject specialist librarians working with departments/programs participating in curricular transformation as part of LSU Discover. In addition the LSU Discover Librarian will support subject specialist librarians who offer one-on-one assistance to students participating in multi-semester mentored research experiences. Support for subject specialist librarians may include teaching one-shots, sections of LIS1001, and providing general reference and information services, in person or virtually, to ensure that subject specialists are able to participate in LSU Discover without impinging on the normal services that they provide. The incumbent also serves as a liaison between the Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Research/ORED for grant proposal development and related activities, and will work with the LSU Discover Co-curricular activity taskforce assessment and implementation chairs.
45% Provides library instruction in support of LSU Discover, developing, delivering, assessing, and maintaining workshops and tutorials, both online and in person, and teaching sections of LIS 1001 as the instructor of record, as necessary.
25% Carries out other activities in support of LSU Discover, including but not limited to collaboration with the LSU Discover Coordinator, Residential Life, and CxC in planning and publicizing LSU Discover events; may supervise student workers and/or graduate assistants in support of those activities.
10% Assists and supports subject specialist librarians working with departments/programs that are participating in curricular transformation as part of LSU Discover.
10% Compiles, analyzes, and reports assessments of LSU Discover co-curricular activities.
5% Serves as liaison between the LSU Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Research/ORED for proposal development activities.
5% Teaches “one-shots” (one-time instructional support for classes) in order to provide release time for other library faculty to participate in LSU Discover support activities.
Required: A master’s degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Demonstrated competence in utilizing technology to create and deliver online content and instruction. Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills.
Preferred: Experience in/with teaching information literacy and critical thinking, both in person and online; instructional design; designing and implementing assessments of student learning outcomes; conducting research; using web-scale discovery services (such as EBSCO Discovery) and Moodle or a similar educational platform; data management; grant writing.
The application deadline is August 21, 2014 or until the position has been filled. To apply for this position, go to https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58088
For additional information, contact:
Coordinator, LSU Libraries
Instructional Design Librarian, Visiting Assistant Professor of Bibliography
Deadline: none given will post until September 25, 2014
The University of Akron seeks a dynamic, creative, and organized library professional to help implement the information literacy program for the University Libraries (UL) as the Instructional Design Librarian. This is an initial one-year appointment as a visiting assistant professor. The Instructional Design librarian will serve as a resource for subject librarians related to pedagogy, technology integration, and best practices for information literacy instruction. The successful candidate will partner with subject librarians to create learning objects that reflect best practices in instructional design to be used in all parts of the UL information literacy program including Web-based tutorials, video and audio content for inclusion in the campus learning management system (Springboard), and synchronous methods for embedding information literacy in Web-based courses. The Instructional Design Librarian may participate in library committees, governance and working groups. This position reports to the Head of Research and Learning Services.
Other responsibilities include:
participation in leadership of the UL information literacy program by developing a plan for learning modules and object development, assessment, and revision;
development of learning objects in support of the UL information literacy program employing best pedagogical practices, current instructional technology, and learner-centered design;
support of professional development for subject librarians related to pedagogical and instructional technology to serve the UL information literacy program;
participation in the subject librarian program, providing reference services, instruction, and collection management in support of the research and curricular needs of the students and faculty;
coordination of the resources for the UL embedded librarian program, including developing shared tools, and learning objects for integration into the UA learning management system for selected courses; and
promotion of the UL information literacy program in general and the embedded librarian program in particular.
MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited school
Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in instructional design and the ability to use current educational technologies
Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources for research and reference services
Superb written and oral communication skills
Ability to work well with others and to provide leadership within the diverse settings of a complex university organization
Strong service ethic and demonstrated appreciation for and the ability to work with a diverse student body
Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to manage projects effectively
Educational background in instructional design, or experience in an academic library setting designing learning objects for information literacy instruction
Experience creating and maintaining student-focused Web-based content
Completion of any ACRL Immersion program
Undergraduate degree or second Master’s degree in Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, or related
Experience providing instruction or support in learning management systems in general and Springboard in particular
Experience conducting instructional sessions, either in-person or online
About The University of Akron
Deadline: none given will post until August 25, 2014
Here you will find excellence in the breadth and quality of our 302 academic degree programs, for the more than 27,000 students representing 48 U.S. states and 78 foreign countries. They're a culturally diverse group and they come from a broad economic spectrum. Here you will find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community.
Most important, here you will discover energy, in the high-tech classrooms of our new academic buildings, in our new Student Union and Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and among the 200 student organizations on campus. Excellence, opportunity and energy. You will find all three at The University of Akron.
Review of applicants will begin August 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application at: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae documenting education and relevant experience, and the names and e-mail addresses of three professional references to your profile.
Go to "My Career Tools" on the Careers home page and upload the required documents under the link "Cover Letters and Attachments."
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. A curriculum vitae may be submitted but will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application. For assistance with your application or attachments, please call 330-972-5988.
Background Check Statement
The University of Akron is committed to providing a safe environment for all students and employees. The university endeavors to protect the health, welfare and safety of all students, employees and visitors on our campus. As such, the university will conduct a pre-employment background check for all applicants selected for employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, military status or status as a veteran.
The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), in Pittsburgh PA, is seeking applications for a full-time ILS Librarian. This is a 12 month, tenure track position with membership in the American Federation of Teachers’ Union. This position provides quality library services to the college community by maintaining the Integrated Library Systems (ILS).
No deadline given - will post until September 25, 2014
Master's degree in the field of library science with a specialty in cataloging and working with ILS, preferably SirsiDynix, from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited graduate program; including a knowledge of information, public and circulation services procedures; and proficiency in the use of computers in contemporary library services. Academic library experience preferred.
Applicants are expected to utilize best practices and innovation, maintain high standards of competence in the discipline, the ability to retain students and work with a diverse student population and have strong communication skills. Degrees must be from an accredited institution.
1. Manage, update and trouble shoot the ILS of the College.
2. Work collaboratively with the College's Instructional Technology Department.
3. Train the appropriate staff in using the up-dates of the ILS system.
4. Identify the appropriate security level of the access the ILS system; delete staff who should no longer have ILS access.
5. Coordinate the updating of the OPAC Interface and the electronic book collection.
6. Participate in the publicity efforts of the library and the College.
7. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty and staff.
8. Communicate with the technical services staff concerning cataloging and processing of library materials.
9. Recommend assignments and their priorities for clerical staff in the library area to the supervisors.
10. Assist in the collection of data and preparation of reports pertinent to the library area.
11. Serve on appropriate committees.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
Interested applicants can find out more about the position and apply at http://www.ccacjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=171134