Weekly Roundup – August 27, 2013

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Youth Services Librarian – Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa – Cedar Falls, IA

Job posting: Youth Services Librarian, Rod Library

The University of Northern Iowa seeks a tenure-track Youth Services Librarian beginning January 2014. ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or international equivalent; second graduate degree in education, literature, or related discipline; knowledge of trends and issues in children’s and young adult literature; ability to work in a team environment and build positive working relationships with library peers and campus colleagues; excellent communication skills; and commitment to provide high quality library services and resources to students and faculty required.

To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu or here. Pre-employment background checks are required. Applications received by Sept. 3, 2013, will be given full consideration. EOE/AA. UNI is a smoke-free campus.

Supervisory Technical Information Specialist – Department Of Agriculture – Beltsville, MD

USDA’s National Agricultural Library is actively recruiting a dynamic leader at the GS-13 level for the Animal Welfare Program. We are seeking an individual with vision to develop innovative information services for policy makers, researchers, practitioners and other members of the communities impacted by the Animal Welfare Act. Highly qualified candidates will have a strong network of contacts in the field; a track record in developing partnership opportunities; and the business acumen to manage a demanding and diverse program.
New Federal recruitment process limits the open period to only 10 business days. That short posting time reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly. Candidates may apply for the position through USAJobs.

U.S. Citizens

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

We strongly encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Library Manager 1 – Louisiana Department of State Civil Service – Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana Department of State Civil Service – Baton Rouge, LA

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association followed by two years of professional library work.

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

This position is located in the Access Services/Interlibrary Loan (ILL) within the State Library in Baton Rouge, LA.

Duties: This position is responsible for supervising the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) function for both State Library patrons and for providing ILL services to public libraries throughout the state of Louisiana. Requires the use of statewide and national/international databases and knowledge of the American Library Association National Code of Ethics and the Louisiana Interlibrary Loan Code. Personally handles all requests for non-standard, esoteric or special materials including serials and other complex serches that require professional knowledge and judgement. Repsonsible for accuracy and completeness of work performed by interlibrary loan staff.

Preferred Requirements: Experience with OCLC and ILL preferred. Interest in and experience with webpage design, promotion of and training in use of electronic resources desirable.
Applicants applying outside of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism may be required to take probation in lieu of promotion.
Please refer to the “Job Specifications” tab located at the top of the LA Careers “Current Job Opportunities page” for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.

If interested, applicants may apply in accordance with one of the following below:
ONLINE: Click on the “Apply” link here and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

PAPER: Although applying online is the preferred method, paper applications are still accepted. Paper applications may be mailed or faxed using the contact information provided below. The paper application is available for download at: http://www.civilservice.la.gov/Forms/EmploymentApplication.pdf .
Please submit a copy of all applicable college transcript(s) to your application. This may be done by way of an attachment to your online application and/or by fax/mail with your paper application.
Applicants using an international degree as a basis to qualify for the position must attach an equivalency evaluation statement.

While we would encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration including, but not limited, to:
Submission of a resume and/or SF-10 application in lieu of the online application or official Louisiana employment application as referenced above.
Failure to fully complete the education and work experience sections of the application.
Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the close of this announcement.
Failure to include the job title, job number CRT-2013-53967-CSH and completed supplemental questions (if applicable) with a paper application submission.
Failure to submit a paper application (by postmark, if mailed; or by date/time stamp, if faxed) by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement.

For further information about this vacancy, contact:
Casey Hickman, HR Analyst
Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
PO Box 94361
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9361
Email: chickman@crt.la.gov
FAX: 225-342-7928

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism are participants in the E-Verify system for identification and employment eligibility purposes

Job Concepts:

Function of Work:
To organize and manage information sources in order to provide access to such information to library users.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Broad review from a higher level Library Manager, or higher level managerial or administrative personnel.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct over Librarians, Library Paraprofessionals, and clerical support personnel.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Librarian 3 by the presence of supervisory duties.

Differs from Library Manager 2 by the absence of functioning as an Assistant Coordinator of a Service Branch of a library; director of a medium size library; or assistant director of a large department or special library.

Examples of Work:
Serves as section head in the State Library or other large complex.
Performs and supervises others in the performance of highly specialized and complex professional library functions in such areas as reference and research, original cataloging, retrospective, or other difficult acquisitions, documents control, and classification.
Directs the complete operation of a small departmental or special library.
Serves as assistant director of a medium size departmental or special library.
Participates in goal-setting activities at all levels.
Designs and seeks approval to implement new methods of raising employee and system productivity. May serve as Assistant Section head in the Reference Section of the State Library.

Head of Acquisitions and Description – Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University – Winston-Salem, NC

Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Head of Acquisitions and Description

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library seeks an exceptional librarian to manage the daily activities necessary to expeditiously acquire, catalog and provide access to all formats of non-serial library resources. The successful candidate will bring acquisitions expertise and excellent supervisory skills to oversee the work of two librarians and four staff who perform ordering, cataloging, data management, and maintenance. The librarian oversees workflow development; training; support for external and internal users; vendor negotiations; platform and content review; monitoring of expenditures and stewardship of funds. The librarian may also serve as liaison to one or more academic departments.

Selection preference will be given to candidates with: significant work experience in the acquisition of books and media in print and electronic formats; demonstrated ability to work with library vendors; knowledge of MARC format and a national bibliographic utility such as OCLC; an understanding of cataloging standards including AACR2, RDA, LCSH, ISBD, and FRBR; proficiency in utilizing an integrated library system and advanced functions of Microsoft Office; ability to work collaboratively in a diverse team environment; ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both welcome and constant; excellent written and oral communication skills and evidence of professional growth potential through publication, professional activities, or other contributions to the field.

This is a twelve-month position, with Library Faculty status, and reports to the Director of Resource Services.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program with two to five years of post-Master’s degree professional experience in an academic setting or research library. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Desired Qualifications: Experience with licensing for DVDs and streaming media; knowledge of public performance rights and copyright; experience with bulk processing of MARC records from OCLC, MARCIVE and other vendors. Knowledge of and/or experience with multiple aspects of librarianship including electronic resource management; budgeting; and collaboration with vendors, librarians, faculty, staff, students and the larger community.

Salary and Rank: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is appointed to a Library Faculty rank as established by Wake Forest University. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials.

Review of applications begins August 30, and continues until the position is filled. Interested applicants should go to https://wakejobs.silkroad.com/WFU/Employment_Listings.html and submit cover letter, resume and references within the online system.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library, with a collection of over 1.7 million volumes, materials expenditures of over $4 million, and an operating budget of over $8 million, serves over 4,300 undergraduates and 2,200 graduate and professional students within the Wake Forest Schools of Business and Accountancy, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Wake Forest Divinity School. Wake Forest is a private university where academic excellence is consistently recognized through rankings in the top tier of the country’s finest liberal arts institutions. Wake Forest offers a rare combination – the academic and technological resources, facilities and Division I athletic programs associated with a large university with the compact campus, small classes and individual attention only a smaller school can provide. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.” The university is beautifully located between the western mountains and east coast beaches of North Carolina.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

State Archivist – Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs – Des Moines, IA

Closing: September 5, 2013
Req ID: 12540BR
POSITION: PSE 2 State Archivist – Non- Merit/Non-Contract Management Position
CURRENT SALARY RANGE: $2,056.00 – $3,179.20 biweekly, $53,456.00 – $82,659.20 annually
LOCATION: Des Moines, Iowa
SHIFT: Monday – Friday; 8:00 – 4:30; some weekends, evenings and travel
WORK UNIT: Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs/SHSI

This position is responsible to the management, direction, and leadership of the State
Archives and Historic Library. Under limited supervision, this position supervises and directs the efforts of the Bureau and manages all programs and operations of the Bureau. Responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the archival program in locating, acquiring, processing, maintaining manuscripts and public records, and developing programs to assure the safekeeping and availability of public records and other manuscripts of public interest and historical significance. Manages the State Archives of Iowa to assure preservation and access to permanently valuable records of state government and manages the State Records Center to provide appropriate storage and care of state records with temporary value. Responsible for long-term planning for the Bureau and its programs in the context of a rapidly changing environment of electronic records and digital media. Establishing policies pertaining to and accessioning, disposition, and use of public and private records and manuscripts, including the preservation of archival records in electronic format and the provision of online access to digital records. Responsible for organizing and supervising staff, establishing work responsibility, setting and monitoring work activities, maintaining time and attendance records; preparing performance plans and reviewing work of Bureau staff. Facilitates staff activities by providing appropriate management support. Oversees the bibliographic and references services of the Historical Library including database maintenance and project management. Serves as the SHSI liaison to the University of Iowa in matters pertaining to the online catalog; membership on the steering committee for the Iowa Heritage Digital Collections project; delegating bibliographic services duties and special projects to appropriate staff and providing training as needed; promoting digital initiatives in order to improve the use and preservation of library resources; prepares reports and collects statistics related to library activities. Supervise facility management and maintenance of Iowa City Library; oversee matters related to reading room maintenance and arrangement in Iowa City and Des Moines (for example issues related storage and shelving of materials and equipment maintenance and procurement).
Support Advisory Board and State Records Commission. Coordinates the efforts of the Iowa Historical Records Advisory Board (IHRAB) and the State Records Commission. Provides administrative support to the State Records Commission in accord with Code of Iowa chapter 305, including drafting policies, standards and guidelines for state government information. Coordinates with other state departments and state agencies in the development and implementation of a comprehensive state archives and records program. Conducts training and instructional workshops for state agency staff members. Participates in bureau and agency planning and programing activities to shape and develop activities for the Department of Cultural Affairs and the State Historical Society of Iowa.

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university and experience equal to four years of full-time professional level work in program administration, development, management or operations;
an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting experience equal to one year of full-time required work for one year (thirty semester or equivalent hours) of the required undergraduate coursework to a maximum substitution of four years.

• Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program with a concentration in information science, archives management, library science or comparable program, or Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 2-3 years of relevant experience, or 5+ years of relevant experience.
• Experience communicating policies and complex concepts to a wide variety of audiences.
• Must have digital archivist and library service experience and be able to introduce innovative solutions to meet today’s digital technology.

Step 1: Apply on line at the DAS-HRE website: http://das.hre.iowa.gov/state_jobs.html to find jobs on the DAS site, next click Job openings for all applicants, and then click Search openings and enter 259 at “Keywords”.

Step 2: Upload your resume and cover letter to this site, be precise when outlining your experience as related to the position. References will be requested if selected for an interview.

Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise.

It is the policy of the executive branch of state government in the State of Iowa to provide equal employment opportunity within state government to all persons.(Iowa Code 19B.) The intent of this policy is to ensure that individuals are not denied equal access to state employment opportunities because of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity, consistent with applicable state and federal policies and regulations. It is also the policy of the executive branch of state government in the State of Iowa to apply affirmative action measures to correct the underutilization of females, minorities, and persons with disabilities in the state employment system whenever remedial measures are appropriate.

Visual Resources Curator – Lesley University – Cambridge, MA

Visual Resources Curator
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Lesley University is committed to active learning, scholarly research, critical inquiry, and diverse forms of artistic practice through close mentoring relationships among students, faculty, and practitioners in the field. A liberal arts university located in Cambridge, MA. Lesley prepares graduates with the knowledge, skill, understanding, and ethical judgment to be catalysts that shape a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills

Job Description:
The Visual Resources Curator is responsible for the development, cataloging and maintenance of visual resources in art, consisting of digital image collections. This position reports to the Head Librarian at the Art Institute of Boston. The successful candidate will interface with the University’s integrated arts, art history and studio art programs. Responsibilities include: providing students and faculty with access to high quality digital and print art images; developing a local digital image collection in collaboration with faculty and librarians to support teaching, research, and creative work; cataloging art images according to the VRC core metadata standards; instructing individuals and classes on the use of image databases; actively promoting the art library’s digital image collections, resources and services; developing policies and procedures locally as well as liaise with the regional online catalog consortium (FLO) and other academic Visual Resource collections; collaborating with faculty and librarians in developing and promoting relevant media-focused special projects (e.g., digital exhibits, streaming media presentations); providing reference and circulation support for a vibrant art library; and performs other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in arts discipline.
Two years minimum experience working with a visual resources collection, preferably in an academic library setting.
Working knowledge of visual resources cataloging practices (e.g., VRACore, CCO, AAT) and controlled vocabularies).
Strong digital image production skills, including image correction and scanning.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some early morning, evening or Saturday hours.

Application Instructions:
Please include a cover letter, CV/ resume, and contact information for three references.
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE: http://lesley.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=41789
Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.