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Biosciences Librarian – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Urbana, IL

Biosciences Librarian

Assistant or Associate Professor of Library Administration

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Position Available:

Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

 

Position Description:

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library seeks an innovative and service-oriented individual to provide subject expertise to support undergraduate and graduate-level instruction and research in biological sciences, biotechnology, and bioengineering fields. The Biosciences Librarian will serve as part of a team of librarians providing research support to the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS); Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES); and Engineering. The incumbent will work with researchers in several departments and research centers including the Beckman Institute, the Institute for Genomic Biology, the School of Integrative Biology, the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, the Department of Bioengineering, Illinois Natural History Survey, and others engaged in biological research or instruction. The incumbent will report to the head of the Funk (ACES) Library and have office space in both the Funk and Grainger Engineering Libraries. The successful candidate will establish collection priorities, provide information and instructional services, engage in data and research services, and develop expanded library services related to bioscience subject areas.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

 

The Biosciences Librarian will contribute to the University Library’s service activities, collections, and expertise in the biological sciences. Specific responsibilities include:

 

· Initiate liaison and outreach relationships with relevant bioscience programs;

· Provide information and instructional services, both in person and online;

· Develop and manage library collections in all formats in areas of subject responsibility;

· Develop and maintain robust Internet sites and related digital resources;

· Develop data stewardship and research support services;

· Contribute to Library-wide information, instruction, collection development, and research support services;

· Participate in the provision of general reference services through scheduled reference desk hours and on-call reference service;

· Monitor trends in bioscience scholarly publishing and inform researchers about scholarly communications services and related library collection development;

· Conduct research in science and technology librarianship;

· Perform other duties as they arise.

 

Environment:

The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University’s mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 100 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more detailed information, please visit <http://www.library.illinois.edu/&gt;. The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and “embedded librarians”.

 

The Grainger Engineering Library Information Center opened in 1994 and serves as a laboratory for enhanced information services and emerging information technologies. The Funk Library is located in a new, state-of-the art building built in 2001. Together the Grainger and Funk libraries are composed of 7.5 FTE faculty librarians and 4.25 FTE library graduate assistants. The Grainger Library serves the College of Engineering, including the Department of Bioengineering and a large biomedical group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Funk Library is the primary facility serving students and researchers in the areas of agriculture, biology, landscape architecture, and urban planning. The two libraries contain on-site computer instructional classrooms.

 

Qualifications:

Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree or equivalent; degree in a biosciences discipline or 1-2 years of experience providing professional services to one or more bioscience disciplines in an academic, corporate, or research library; experience with online information resources and information management tools; commitment to provision of public services; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment; evidence of flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex and fluid organizational environment; evidence of excellent communication and analytical skills.

 

Preferred: Advanced degree in a biosciences discipline; experience providing information and instructional services in an academic or research library; experience providing scholar support services such as scholarly communications services, bioinformatics, and/or e-science activities; experience building and sustaining library collections; experience creating and maintaining web pages for library users; ability to work cooperatively and effectively with all elements of an academically and culturally diverse community; evidence of research, publication, and service consonant with university standards for promotion and tenure.

 

Salary and Rank:

Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Librarians have faculty rank, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, and university/professional/community service in order to meet university standards for tenure and promotion. For more information, see <http://www.library.illinois.edu/committee/promo/pta.html&gt;.

 

Terms of Appointment:

Twelve-month appointment; 24 work days’ vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 days annual sick leave (cumulative up to a maximum of 240 days) plus an additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year if necessary. Health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided to employees (coverage for dependents may be purchased); participation in the State Universities Retirement System is required upon appointment (8% of member’s salary is withheld and is tax exempt until retirement); newly hired university employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

 

Campus and Community:

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a major comprehensive major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public engagement to the state and the nation. It employs 2,300 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receive campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at http://www.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: <http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html&gt; or <http://www.ccchamber.org/&gt;.

 

To Apply:

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

 

Deadline:

In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by 1/20/2013. Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date.

 

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Assistant Director of Collection Development – Yale University – New Haven, CT

Assistant Director of Collection Development

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Rank: Librarian 2-4

www.yale.edu/jobs

 

Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Schedule (M-F, 8:30-5:00)

 

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

 

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY

The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and fifteen school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at http://www.library.yale.edu.

 

POSITION FOCUS

The Yale University Library seeks an innovative librarian with an entrepreneurial ethos and a team-oriented approach to problem solving to fill a key operational position in its collection management structure. Reporting to the Director of Collection Development, the Assistant Director of Collection Development will manage funds and provide oversight for collections management procedures as the library works to meet the teaching, research and learning mission of Yale University in a rapidly changing environment. The professional in this position will work with key stakeholders across the Yale University Library system, including subject specialists and staff from access services, technical services and library systems to articulate and implement collection management policies that best utilize library resources in an increasingly digital information environment.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Manages central collection development funds under the direction of the Director of Collection Development, including negotiating deals with vendors, soliciting the counsel of the Collections Steering Committee (CSC) and selectors to inform purchase decisions.

2. Implements a regular reporting structure for use of central funds to ensure transparency and compliance with university fiscal management guidelines.

3. Works with selectors, collection managers, technical services, and assessment staff to devise criteria, including statistical metrics, to create a data-driven approach to inform library acquisitions and cancellation decisions.

4. Manages the internal training and education program for staff with collection development responsibilities.

5. Serves as a member of the License Review team.

6. Leads initiatives and special projects as assigned by the Director of Collection Development.

7. May represent the Yale University Library at meetings related to collection-building activities.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited Library school and two years of related experience. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to this rank is limited to three years at which time it is expected that the individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of performance at the Librarian 3 level.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES

1. Demonstrated ability to manage budgets, correspond and negotiate with vendors and publishers with regard to the acquisition of library materials.

2. Demonstrated ability to work with an integrated library management system.

3. Demonstrated ability in collection development methods and knowledge of academic publishing practices and trends.

4. Demonstrated ability to design and manage projects, bringing them to a successful conclusion.

5. Demonstrated excellent analytical skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work collaboratively across organizational units. Excellent quantitative skills and demonstrated proficiency in Excel.

 

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills

Experience working with faculty, selecting materials, and business/accounting expertise.

 

Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

 

Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration – the STARS req ID for this position is 19982BR. Please be sure to reference #19982BR in your cover letter.

 

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

 

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Kaplanoff Librarian for American History – Yale University – New Haven, CT

Kaplanoff Librarian for American History

Humanities Collections and Research Education

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Rank: Librarian 1-3

www.yale.edu/jobs

 

Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)

 

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

 

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and fifteen school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at http://www.library.yale.edu.

 

Position Focus

The Yale University Library seeks a committed and energetic subject specialist to serve the teaching and research needs of students and faculty associated with the Departments of History and African American Studies and the Program of American Studies. This position offers an opportunity to advance services and, in cooperation with the Coordinator for Humanities Collections and Librarian for Western European Humanities, to develop the print and digital collections in these subjects. The incumbent serves as the library’s primary liaison to the Yale Department of History and must provide specialized research support to Yale faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars working in History, African American Studies, and American Studies. The Kaplanoff Librarian will work closely with staff in Manuscripts & Archives and with other Special Collection units in the Yale Library system to support the teaching and research needs of the Yale community.. The position will report to the Head of Humanities Collections and Research Education in Sterling Memorial Library.

 

Principal Responsibilities

1. The Librarian 1 is the beginning rank and is expected to demonstrate excellence in meeting the position responsibilities, as defined by the job description and annual goals.

2. Begin to fulfill the criteria for service to the library, university, and/or community.

3. Begin to fulfill the criteria for professional contributions.

4. For a complete description of the position and department, please see the department URL.

 

Required Education and Experience

Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited Library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to this rank is limited to two years at which time it is expected that the individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of performance at the Librarian 2 level.

 

Required Skills and Abilities

1. Advanced degree in American History. Appointment to Librarian 2 requires a minimum of two years of professional library experience and professional accomplishments; Librarian 3 requires a minimum of 5 years professional experience and professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank.

2. Demonstrably excellent teaching skills required.

3. Demonstrated familiarity with information technologies and a high degree of computer literacy.

4. Demonstrated commitment to public service.

5. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work successfully in a highly collaborative environment.

 

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills

PhD in American History.

 

Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

 

Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration – the STARS req ID for this position is 20057BR. Please be sure to reference #20057BR in your cover letter.

 

Background Check Requirements

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

 

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority

Evening and Weekend Services and Operations Manager / Supervisor 2 Access Services – Yale University – New Haven, CT

Evening and Weekend Services and Operations Manager / Supervisor 2
Access Services, Sterling Memorial Library/Bass Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Salary Grade:  22
Requisition:  #19761BR
 
Schedule:  Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Sunday (11:30 am – 8:00 pm), Monday-Thursday (1:30-10:00 pm)
 
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
 
The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity.  It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide.  A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases.  The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information.   Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and fifteen school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development. 
 
Position Focus
The Evening and Weekend Services and Operations Manager provides oversight and managerial functions for Access Services activities at Sterling Memorial Library and Bass Library.  The Manager oversees front-line services and operations activities in the evenings, ensuring continuity between daytime and evening access services functions.  The Manager is expected to foster an environment of teamwork, collaboration and innovation in a fast-paced service oriented department.
 
1.       Manages the daily work of the Front Lines Services team to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of access services operations, including provision of information services, privileges, circulation of library materials including media equipment, resource sharing, retrievals and deliveries, scanning operations, and all related services.
2.       Supervises 3 FTE Clerical and Technical staff and students. Hires, trains, coaches, and evaluates staff and student assistants. Motivates staff and is responsible for ensuring high quality public services and productivity.
3.       Develops, recommends and participates in planning and implementation of new policies and innovative services, and interprets policies for staff.  Writes documentation and revises the staff policies and procedures manual.  
4.       Responsible for process and workflow improvement, including investigating technologies to successfully accomplish the work of the department. Responsible for trouble-shooting technical and software issues. As appropriate assists with relations and negotiations with other departments. 
5.       Schedules staff hours.  Ensures service desk coverage during holidays, recess periods, and occasions of inclement weather.
6.       Ensures that the physical library is an inviting and welcoming space for visitors. Works with University Security to guarantee the safety of patrons, staff and collections, and ensures that proper security measures are followed. Works closely with Facilities when necessary to maintain a safe and functional environment in the evenings and weekend hours.
7.       May also participate and coordinate the activities of other related services and operations in conjunction with other units such as the Library Shelving Facility and West Campus operations.  
8.       Required to work occasional holidays and recess days.   
9.       Maybe required to assist in disaster recovery operations.
10.   May be assigned to work at the West Campus Yale University located in West Haven, CT.
11.   Performs other related duties as assigned.
 
Principal Responsibilities
1.       Works closely with the Department Head and with a team of supervisors to ensure consistency in service quality, policy interpretation, training, procedures, etc.
2.       Motivates and coaches staff, deliver and improve services, positively influence reader expectations of library services and access to collections.
3.       Provides back up as needed to others in the supervisory team
4.       Recruits, hires, trains, and administers discipline as necessary.
5.       Supervises and works closely with a team of student assistants.
6.       Serves as one of the unit’s expert users of computers and software applications.
7.       Participates in library-wide committees as appropriate and consults and works with staff outside of the department.
8.       Interprets and enforces library policies; responds to non-routine inquiries from patrons; resolves difficulties whenever possible.
9.       May perform other duties as assigned.
 
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Required Skills and Abilities
1.       Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and work with a team of public services staff.  Demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and flexibly in a diverse work environment.
2.       Demonstrated experience in participating in the planning and implementing new services and workflow efficiencies.  Demonstrated experience in providing superior customer service to both external and internal customers.
3.       Excellent computer hardware and software skills, including demonstrated proficiency in multiple Microsoft Office applications, email and internet applications.
4.       Excellent oral and written communication skills in a constantly changing technology-oriented environment. 
5.       Demonstrated ability to analyze data, prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.  Experience in analyzing disparate statistical information and producing reports ensuring that benchmarks are both set and met on a consistent basis.
 
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
1.      Two (2) years of experience working in academic libraries. 
2.      Experience with library softwares such as Voyager, ILLiad, Docutek, or Ares.
 
Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more. 
 
Applications consisting of a cover letterresume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration – the STARS req ID for this position is 19761BRPlease be sure to reference #19761BR in your cover letter.
 
Background Check Requirements
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check.  Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
 
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Curator/Archivist II – Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center – Norman, OK

The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma is seeking to fill the position of Curator/Archivist II.

Job Function:

The archivist is responsible to the Director/Curator for the administration and development of the Center’s congressional archives. Advises the Curator in matters of collection development and policy, and is responsible for the development of related educational and outreach programs (exhibits, oral histories, educational packages, etc.). May be given responsibility for decision-making in specific areas of archival work designated by Curator. Builds relations with collection donors and patrons. Writes grant proposals. Interfaces with the Center’s academic programs. Has professional involvement in the activities of regional and national archival organizations. Performs all aspects of collection processing including accession, description and cataloging, determination of subject headings and standard terminology; preparation of finding aids, scope and content notes, and biographical descriptions; assisting onsite users. Coordinates scanning requests, uploading of digital files, and metadata creation. Trains and supervises student employees. Uses established safety practices to protect health and safety of personnel and property.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in political science, history, or library science; must provide transcript.
  • 36 months professional archival experience with political papers or government records; preparation of exhibits and grant applications; encoding archival finding aids in EAD; and some supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with digital file formats and preservation standards as well as archival collections management systems such as Archon or Archivists Toolkit

Applications Deadline: Open until filled.

Requisition Number: 16092

Job Type: Full-Time

For more information please see: https://jobs.ou.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=281995

 

Robert Lay, CA

Archivist

 

Carl Albert Center

The University of Oklahoma

630 Parrington Oval, Room 101

Norman, OK 73019-4031

Phone 405-325-5401

 

The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center

Advancing scholarship, learning, and service to strengthen representative democracy