Weekly Roundup – February 23, 2013

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Digital Public Library of America Coordinator – University of Georgia – Athens, GA

Digital Public Library of America Coordinator

University of Georgia Libraries, Digital Library of Georgia

 

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a Digital Public Library of America Coordinator who will be responsible to the Associate Director of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) for metadata aggregation, creation and upgrade; project management; staff supervision; rights management; vendor and partner relations; and other duties related to the DLG’s participation in the Digital Public Library of America’s (DPLA) Hubs Project. As a hub for the DPLA, DLG will provide digital services to Georgia institutions, such as digitization, metadata, data aggregation and storage services. In addition, the DLG will host community outreach programs to bring users in contact with digital content of local relevance. This position is a 24-month, grant-funded position. To view a full description of duties and qualifications and application procedure please go to http://www.libs.uga.edu/humres/jobs/dplacoordinator.html

The University of Georgia and the UGA Libraries have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among its faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage persons of color to apply for these positions. The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Metadata & Technical Services Librarian – UNT Health Science Center – Fort Worth, TX

Position Announcement: Metadata & Technical Services Librarian (UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX)

The Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (http://www.hsc.unt.edu/) invites applications for the position of Metadata and Technical Services Librarian. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, UNTHSC is a growing institution comprising the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, and the School of Health Professions. Additionally, the College of Pharmacy is planned to commence in 2013. More than 1,900 students attend classes on our campus, which is situated in the city’s cultural district just west of downtown Fort Worth. For more information about our city, please visit http://www.fortworth.com

The Metadata and Technical Services Librarian is responsible for acquiring, organizing and describing the Lewis Library teaching, research and patient care resources and collections. The incumbent will create metadata for materials housed within all library systems (e.g. Integrated Library System, Institutional Repository, Image collections, etc.) and document the overall framework of metadata standards and schema used for the library’s systems, databases, and repositories.

Additional duties include original and copy cataloging of library materials in all formats. This position will also perform acquisitions duties including purchasing, receiving, payment and processing of materials acquired by the library. Other duties include developing and coordinating workflow for cataloging, metadata and acquisitions processing.

Required:

Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited school. Experience cataloging materials and performing authority work. Working Knowledge of MARC21. Familiarity with AACR2, RDA and the FRBR concepts. Experience with controlled vocabularies or taxonomies, such as LCSH, MESH, etc. Familiarity with Dublin Core, EAD, DACS, MODS, METS, XML and PREMIS.

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Ability to interact with other professionals, students, staff, and faculty in a collegial manner. Demonstrated ability to work individually and as part of a team.

Preferred:

Minimum one year cataloging experience. Demonstrated experience applying metadata schemes to resources in an academic library setting. Experience with an ILS system (preferably Innovative Interfaces). Experience utilizing the Acquisitions module of an Integrated Library System to acquire library resources. Strong time management and project management skills.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Librarians receive the standard State of Texas higher education employee benefits package including fully paid health insurance for the employee. Librarians may participate in either a state sponsored or optional retirement plan. Vacation is accrued at 8 hours per month and increases with longevity. Financial assistance for employees and their dependents taking classes in the University of North Texas system is also available. Texas has no state income tax and the Fort Worth area offers a low cost of living.

To Apply:

You must apply online at http://www.unthscjobs.com. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Position available beginning February 20, 2013.

UNTHSC IS AN EEO/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION INSTITUTION

Outreach and Assessment Librarian – University of Tennessee – Chattanooga, TN

Please forward far and wide! We will review applications beginning March 20, 2013.

Outreach and Assessment Librarian Opening at UTC Library

Come work with us!

The UTC Library seeks a motivated, creative, and user-focused professional to fill our new Outreach and Assessment Librarian position at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (UTC). The librarian in this position will plan, develop, and implement outreach and assessment-related programs and services that support the Library’s research collections, services, and facilities. This is an ideal opportunity for a professional interested in working in a busy mid-sized academic library focused on providing user-centered services in a dynamic, transparent, and flexible environment. And did we mention we are moving into a new $48 million building in the Spring of 2014?

Full application instructions for the position of Outreach and Assessment Librarian can be found here:

http://www.lib.utc.edu/doc/outreach-and-assessment-librarian.pdf

Instruction and Reference Librarian – Mississippi College – Clinton, MS

Mississippi College is seeking an energetic librarian to be part of a team providing instructional and reference services to the university community.  The university is embarking on an exciting initiative to integrate information literacy throughout the undergraduate curriculum.  This position calls for extensive collaboration with other faculty and university colleagues in the design, delivery, and assessment of our information literacy program.  The teaching of information literacy competencies is a major component of this job. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to help shape and influence the information literacy program.
 
Mississippi College, affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, is a nationally recognized comprehensive liberal arts university. It is located in Clinton, MS, about fifteen minutes west of the capital city of Jackson.  The student body numbers over 5,000 students, consisting of undergraduates, graduates, law students, and doctoral students.

Mississippi College

Leland Speed Library

Position Description

Position Title: Reference/Instruction Librarian

Brief Description: Mississippi College is seeking an energetic librarian to be part of a team providing instructional and reference services to the university community. The university is embarking on an exciting initiative to integrate information literacy throughout the undergraduate curriculum. This position calls for extensive collaboration with other faculty and university colleagues in the design, delivery, and assessment of our information literacy program. The teaching of information literacy competencies is a major component of this job. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to help shape and influence the information literacy program.

The Reference Librarian is a member of the Reference Services team responsible for providing the Library’s instructional and reference functions. This librarian also serves as the liaison to one or more academic departments, providing outreach and collection development for those departments. This position is a full-time twelve month faculty position without tenure. The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Education Required: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program.

Experience: Preferred – One year post-MLS professional academic reference and instructional experience.

Reports to: Library Director

Knowledge and Skills Needed:

* Ability to develop and provide effective information literacy instruction in a variety of settings to a diverse population.

* Knowledge of reference and research skills

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal skills consistent with a commitment to user-center library services, including flexibility, enthusiasm, and approachability

* Ability to manage change and work in a team environment. Willingness to collaborate and communicate with team members and maintain effective working relationships with the public and university colleagues

* Knowledge of library theory and practices as well as current techniques and trends in librarianship

* Ability and desire to learn and implement appropriate technologies

Responsibilities:

* Participates in collaborative efforts with other librarians and university faculty to develop, deliver, and assess information literacy instruction. Prepares online and print research guides to augment instruction and to assist faculty and student researchers.

* Provides reference and research assistance to on-site and distant students and members of the university community. Some evening and weekend rotation is required.

* Serves as liaison to one or more academic departments, providing collection development assistance and outreach to these departments.

* In conjunction with the Library Director, establishes mutually agreeable goals toward improving library systems and services, with periodic evaluation of progress.

* Serves on appropriate university committees.

* Participates in the completion of other library projects as assigned by the Library Director, depending on additional expertise, interests and the needs of the library.

Context: Mississippi College, affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, is a nationally recognized comprehensive liberal arts university. Leland Speed Library is viewed as a vital part of the academic program of the university. The library has a faculty of eight professional librarians and nine (FTE) support staff.

To apply for this position return a cover letter, a completed Mississippi College Faculty Application, and a curriculum vitae to Kathleen Hutchison, Library Director, Mississippi College, 200 South Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39058 or email to khutchis@mc.edu. A Mississippi College Faculty application can be found at http://www.mc.edu/offices/human-resources/how-to-apply/. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with preference given applications received by March 15, 2013. Applicants may be asked for professional references and further information after initial reviews. Employment is contingent upon successful background verification. The successful candidate will be expected to begin work June 1, 2013.

Director – Research Data Curation Services, UC San Diego – San Diego, CA

Director, Research Data Curation Services, UC San Diego

The UC San Diego Library seeks applicants for the position of Director, Research Data Curation Services. The successful candidate will bring vision and leadership to this innovative new program defined in the UC San Diego Library’s recent organizational restructuring initiative. The Research Data Curation program supports efforts to make research data openly discoverable and accessible for the long term. The program is responsible for providing data management and curation support for the research-intensive UCSD community. The Director will collaborate with stakeholders including the UC Curation Center, San Diego Supercomputer Center, and the UCSD Research Cyberinfrastructure to design, develop and maintain the technical infrastructure and service models needed to support research data curation.

In addition to excellent communication and organizational skills, the successful applicant will need an MLS or equivalent degree and the ability to provide effective leadership in a diverse and rapidly evolving environment.

See http://libraries.ucsd.edu/about/jobs/librarian/index.html for complete details. Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application consideration begins March 8, 2013. Apply with cover letter, resume, diversity statement, and names of three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications for this position at to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply. AA/EOE

Metadata Cataloger – Washington, DC

LAC Group is seeking a Metadata Cataloger for a potential 5-year contract position with a federal government agency located in Washington, DC. The primary function of this position is to catalog and provide metadata for digital objects that are added to a digital repository. If interested, please send us a copy of your resume immediately as this is a quick turn-around; the position is contingent on award.

 

Responsibilities/Requirements:

§ Participate in the development, maintenance, and documentation of transportation and library standards, such as the Agency’s Research Thesaurus, Dublin Core schema, MARC to Dublin Core mapping, authority files, and digitization specifications;

§ Support Agency’s digital document management functions, which include but are not limited to support for the Digital Repository, operation of the electronic journal maintenance system, and file systems;

§ Support expansion of media within the Agency as audio, video, still image, data series, or other content may be added;

§ Investigate and evaluate new software applications to facilitate technical services functions such as processing documents into the Digital Repository, machine-aided indexing, metadata extraction, and digital preservation;

§ Provide publications support, such as editors, desktop publishing professionals, editorial assistants, and graphic designers to assist RITA in the production, publication, or other services to produce reports, informational materials, and other documents in print and electronic formats for print publishing or publishing to the Web;

§ Provide digitization services for identified collections, delivering products adhering to the accessibility standards of Section 508;

§ Continue in progress improvements to Agency’s Integrated Search;

§ Complete and continue support for user interface for cataloging and integration of controls for controlled fields;

§ Support integration and development of Agency’s web site systems applications and services as these evolve, including but not limited to: information resource management; knowledge management; content management; process management; document management; and web site updates, development, and maintenance;

§ Provide and maintain metadata design and functionality consistent with national and international standards for Open Archives Initiative, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, information retrieval, data visualization, and developing transportation standards for metadata;

§ Provide technical input and assistance for integrating Content Management System into Workflows;

§ Provide recommendations on how to improve and streamline the Agency’s Technical Services processes.

 

To apply: http://goo.gl/lYSGV