Weekly Roundup – August 22, 2012

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Resource Sharing Technician – Catholic University of America – Washington, DC

The Catholic University of America Libraries seeks to fill the following vacancy. Contact CUA Human Resources here if  http://humanresources.cua.edu/positions/current.cfm
Resource Sharing Technician (full-time, evening, 35 hours/week). 
University Libraries 


Position Summary: The Resource Sharing Technician, Evening is responsible for resource sharing including borrowing, lending and document delivery by Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Washington Research Library Consortium’s (WRLC) Consortium Loan Services (CLS). The technician also trains Resource Sharing part-time staff. The incumbent is also responsible for patron education and outreach pertaining to resource sharing and collection of statistical data on resource sharing activity. This position reports to the Access Services Librarian.
Essential Responsibilities:  Manages activities related to resource sharing: coordinates and processes lending, borrowing and document delivery using ILLiad and CLS; regularly reviews and implements policies and procedures for resource sharing; communicates with CLS coordinators in WRLC, interlibrary loan coordinators outside WRLC and members of the CUA community regarding resource sharing; serves on appropriate library, university and WRLC committees. Opens and closes the stacks and the library on a regular basis with other full-time Access Services staff. Able to work flexible schedule. Some weekend hours included. Trains and reviews the quality and quantity of work performed by part-time resource sharing staff. Assists with stacks management, circulation, reserves and other Access Services duties, as needed. Collects resource sharing statistical data and incorporates the data into monthly and annual reports. Assists with onsite coordination of May Gallery events, as necessary. Provides backup support for reserves, security desk, and other areas as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s degree required Bachelor’s degree preferred. One (1) year library or customer service experience with a Bachelor’s Degree OR One (1) to (2) years related library experience with an Associate’s degree. General knowledge of resource sharing systems. Knowledge of library functions and organization. Knowledge of library of Congress classification system. Excellent online searching skills.
You must be able to work core hours of Monday-Friday 3:30pm-11:30pm during the academic school year with the flexibility to adjust work hours during intersession and summer break.
For immediate consideration please forward resume, salary requirements and cover letter to sewellt@cua.edu Please reference position number 101041.

Assistant Professor – University of North Carolina Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank with a starting date of July 1, 2013.  The School offers the Master of Science in Library Science, Master of Science in Information Science, Doctor of Philosophy, and Bachelor of Science in Information Science degrees.  The School also offers an undergraduate minor in information science, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Information and Library Science, and a variety of graduate certificates and dual degrees.

The faculty seeks an outstanding colleague with primary research and teaching interests in fundamental library services such as information resources and reference services, user education, collection development, management, assessment and evidence-based practice, organization of materials, and scholarly communication. Professional experience in libraries and related settings will be considered an asset.

Faculty are expected to engage in research, teach, advise students, participate in School, University, and professional activities, and otherwise share their expertise at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including work with doctoral students. Candidates should be excited by and able to thrive in an intellectually stimulating multi-disciplinary environment. Those with fresh and innovative ideas, a commitment to professional engagement, and an appreciation for cultural diversity are encouraged to apply.

An earned doctorate is required at the time of employment.  Candidates should provide evidence of research and teaching excellence, and potential for leadership in their area of expertise.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants may view the job posting and submit a CV, cover letter, and a list of four references at: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/6198.  For questions, please contact Susan Sylvester (ssylvest@email.unc.edu), 919-962-8071 (fax) or you may mail questions to: (mail) Search Committee Chairperson, School of Information and Library Science, CB #3360, 100 Manning Hall, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3360.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply

Medical Education/Reference Librarian – University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA

(Medical Education/Reference Librarian)
University of Southern California
Requisition ID: 015109

The University of Southern California Norris Medical Library seeks an
innovative and energetic librarian to serve
as Information Specialist and liaison to the Keck School of Medicine.
The Norris Medical Library is an academic
research library serving the schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, the
divisions of Occupational Science and
Occupational Therapy, Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, and the
master programs for Public Health and Nurse
Anesthesia. The library has a strong emphasis on providing access to a
wide variety of electronic information
resources, and educating faculty, students, and staff through seminars
on Internet resources, presentation
software, database searching, evidence-based health care, mobile
devices, and bibliographic management. The
library contains 178,000 volumes and receives 2,968 current electronic
journals. The library staff of 36.5 FTE
includes 13 librarians/professionals. For additional information, see
the library’s website, www.usc.edu/nml.
The Information Specialist position engages actively with the faculty
and staff of the medical school to develop
and evaluate curriculum-based instruction and assignments in medical
information retrieval and evidence-based
medicine. The librarian must be experienced in the use of emerging
technologies and will instruct faculty and
students on the use of devices and software. This position
collaborates with other Information Specialists in the
Education and Research Services Division of the library to provide
reference and consultation services and
workshop instruction to the USC Health Sciences community.

• Oversee library’s educational program for the Keck School of
Medicine including the development and
evaluation of course content, support materials and assignments. Works
closely with faculty to integrate
relevant library instruction at all appropriate points in the curriculum.
• Participate in Keck School of Medicine Curriculum Committee meetings
and provide faculty workshops on the
use of new and emerging technologies.
• Provide reference and consultation services to faculty, staff and
students of the Health Sciences Campus.
• Serve on library and campus-wide committees in support of innovation
and improvement of services.
• Participate in scholarly, professional, and service activities that
enhance education and library programs.

• Masters in Library Science or equivalent degree.
• Minimum 1 year of professional library experience in an academic
health sciences library;
Prefer 3+ years experience.
• Knowledge of adult learning principles and experience in providing
in-person or online instruction.
• Experience using health science information resources and conducting
literature searches.
• Experience and facility with using current and emerging technologies.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
• Demonstrated initiative and ability to manage multiple projects.

This position is in a continuing-appointment track, the USC Libraries’
equivalent to tenure. Rank and salary
commensurate with experience and qualifications.

37½ hour week; 22 days vacation; sick leave; disability plan;
retirement plan (TIAA/CREF and other options);
tuition assistance; medical, dental and life insurance; credit union;
group auto and homeowner’s insurance

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted via USC’s online faculty application website:
As part of the application, candidates must upload in Word or PDF a
cover letter and curriculum vitae.
For more information about this position, contact Daniel Grande, USC
Norris Medical Library, (323) 442-1130,
email dgrande@usc.edu.
USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in
employment. Women and men, and members of
all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Archivist for Manuscript Collections – University of Louisville – Louisville, KY

Archivist for Manuscript Collections/Co-director of the Oral History Center

The University of Louisville Libraries seek an innovative, forward-thinking archivist to provide leadership, vision and creativity in collecting, processing, preserving and providing access to archival collections and oral histories. The Archivist for Manuscript Collections/Co-director of the Oral History Center is responsible for the acquisition, appraisal, accessioning, processing, arrangement and description of materials in analog and digital formats.
Responsibilities include:
* Identifying and developing relationships with potential donors in order to acquire manuscript and archival collections.
* Arranging and describing collections, including the preparation and encoding of DACS-compliant finding aids and other descriptive access tools.
* Establishing and implementing workflows for born-digital content.
* Initiating and overseeing oral history projects and providing support to community-based oral history projects.
* Preserving and providing appropriate access to the oral history collections.
* Providing reference services and participating in instruction and outreach activities, such as promoting and providing access to collections through exhibitions, lectures and publications.
* Prioritizing and assisting in preparation of materials to be digitized.
* May also train and supervise interns and student employees.
Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in archives administration, library/information science, history, or other relevant field from an accredited program.
* Experience processing archival/manuscript collections, with a working knowledge of More Product Less Process concepts and their application.
* Knowledge of digital formats and standards and of issues related to born-digital content.
* Knowledge of basic preservation concepts for primary source materials.
* Experience applying descriptive and other metadata standards including DACS and EAD.
* Ability to work closely with collection donors from a variety of backgrounds.
Strong commitment to public service and proven ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, student, and community members.
* Ability to work collaboratively in establishing priorities, coordinating complex projects, and meeting goals.
* Demonstrated potential for meeting the university libraries faculty promotion and tenure requirements.
Desirable Qualifications:
* Experience creating, transcribing, and/or cataloging oral histories.
* Experience working with electronic content.
* Ability and interest in promoting and facilitating use of archival collections.
* Experience with Archivists’ Toolkit or other archival management systems.
* Familiarity with AACR2, LCSH, and MARC-XML.
* Comfort with and interest in learning new technologies, including audio recording and editing equipment and software.
This is a full-time, tenure-track position reporting to the Director of the University Archives and Records Center/University Archivist. The anticipated initial rank is Instructor or Assistant Professor; entry rank and salary of the successful candidate are dependent on experience and qualifications. The University Libraries offers a comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working days.
Nominations are sought and welcome. Applications should be submitted electronically to UofL’s Human Resources office at http://louisville.edu/hr/employment/applicants (Job ID 28540). Attach a single file to the online application that includes a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest detailing your relevant experience, strengths and accomplishments, and the contact information for three references. The Search Committee will begin a confidential review of completed applications on September 17, 2012; the position is open until filled. Questions about the position or application process may be addressed to:
Carrie Daniels
Director, University Archives and Records Center
400 Ekstrom Library
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
(502) 852-6676
The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

Instructional Support Technician – State University of New York – Syracuse, NY

SUNY Title: Instructional Support Technician
Campus Title: Library Technician 
Unit: Moon Library 
Professional Rank and Salary Range: SL-3;Low 40’s
The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in Syracuse, NY, invites applications for an Instructional Support Technician (Library Technician).
Brief Description of Duties: The Instructional Support Technician will oversee the transition from a shared ILMS (ExLibris Voyager) to a system shared and supported by SUNY (Ex Libris Aleph 500).  Manage and maintain all Library IT services including the library management system, web services such as Libguides,   remote authentication systems (EZ proxy) and other computer-based systems necessary to library operations.
The successful completion of these tasks will require the ability to work well with campus computing and information technology professionals, as well as with SUNY personnel, software and hardware vendors, database providers, and others. The successful candidate will provide advice and instruction in use of equipment, materials, etc., and in the recording of determinations. In the library, may catalog additions where problems are encountered in the record or where judgment or interpretation is required; assist patrons at the reference desk with little supervision required; work with specialized materials; conduct complete bibliographic searches and place complex orders; supervise professional and support staff at the discretion of the Library Director.  May require some evenings and weekends.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, OR a Bachelor’s degree with at least fifteen credit hours in Computer Science.
Preferred Qualifications: A MLS degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science school. Library experience, especially working with Library Management System Software.  (SUNY uses the ALEPH 500 LMS). Experience with EZ Proxy services, SQL report generation, web design, and other applications of information technology as they apply to the delivery of library services.  Experience providing traditional library services (circulation, interlibrary loan, materials processing, etc.) are a plus.  Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Application Deadline:  Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by September 9, 2012, to assure optimal consideration.
Application Procedure: Application materials are required to be submitted on-line at http://www.esf.edu/hr.  Please provide Cover Letter, Resume/Vitae, and at least three references (we will not contact references without prior permission).

Graduate Assistant – Center for Computation and Technology

The Center for Computation and Technology at LSU is seeking a Graduate assistant.  The primary function of the position is to assist me with all audio-visual needs for courses, seminars, and events sponsored by CCT.  The candidate will also act as a backup for our department help desk.  The position requires some technical knowledge and aptitude with willingness and ability to learn.  The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and customer service skills as this position requires Extensive contact with faculty and staff at this university as well as partner institutions.  Ability to work and communicate clearly and well under pressure is important.  Please respond to the emails listed below with a copy of your resume and an email cover letter that includes what year of the program you are in as well as your expected graduation date.

Terrie Bordelon: tbordelon@cct.lsu.edu
Phoenix MacAiodh: pmacaiodh@cct.lsu.edu