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Director for Administrative Services – University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR

Director for Administrative Services

The University of Arkansas Libraries invite applications from and nominations of experienced, highly-motivated, and innovative professionals for the position of Director for Administrative Services. The Libraries seek an individual with an inclusive leadership style and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to consider issues from a variety of perspectives. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Director will play a critical role in supporting the evolution of a 21st century research library at the University. As a member of the Libraries’ Administrative Group, the Director works collaboratively to develop and achieve the Libraries’ strategic goals.

This position oversees and supervises budgeting, accounting, procurement, space planning, and facilities maintenance for Mullins Library, the Fine Arts Library, the Chemistry & Biochemistry Library, the Physics Library, and a remote storage facility. The Director plays a leadership role in the formulation and assessment of Libraries-wide services, policies, and diversity initiatives. The Director must embrace, model, and encourage teamwork, collaboration, relationship-building, and mentoring.

Qualifications. Required: A Master’s degree in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Accounting, or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification; a minimum of ten years of experience that demonstrates knowledge of budgeting and accounting practices. Knowledge of current practices and trends in facilities management. A proven record of successful leadership and demonstrated ability to manage personnel. Demonstrated success in leading and fostering innovation in a rapidly changing and complex environment. Preferred: A Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited program. Successful project management experience. Experience in an academic or research library or higher education/university setting. Experience with building design. Experience with writing and administering grants.

Salary and Benefits: Twelve-month, non-classified, non-faculty position. Salary minimum: $90,000. Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA/CREF, Fidelity Mutual Fund, or the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.

Background: The mission of the University of Arkansas is to provide an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide spectrum of disciplines; contribute new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity; and provide service to academic/professional disciplines and society, all aimed at fulfilling its public land-grant mission to serve Arkansas and beyond as a partner, resource, and catalyst. The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission. For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (http://libinfo.uark.edu). The University of Arkansas (http://www.uark.edu) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has a student enrollment of more than 25,000 and is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System.

Application deadline and contact information. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by November 12, 2013, will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. To apply, please click here, complete on-line application, and attach letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs, University of Arkansas Libraries, 365 N. McIlroy Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002.

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution committed to achieving a culturally diverse faculty. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background, sex offender registry check, and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Reference and Instruction Librarian Position – University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

Reference and Instruction Librarian Position – University of Wisconsin- Madison Business Library

This position provides telephone and in-person reference service to the patrons of the Business School Library, participates in the Bibliographic Instruction program of the Business Library and is expected to perform administrative tasks in the circulation, reserve, and computer equipment systems. The Reference & Instruction Librarian will participate in the management team of the Business Library and will also participate, with the other members of the Business Library staff, in providing library services to the School of Business and the larger University of Wisconsin – Madison community as well as other users throughout the state of Wisconsin.

The position vacancy for the Associate Academic Librarian or Academic Librarian (100% FTE) is posted at:

The minimum salary rate for this position is $42,000. To apply, send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to:

Pat Erickson
728 State St
367 Memorial Library
Madison, WI 53706-1418
Phone: 608-262-2768
Fax: 608-265-2754
Email: perickson@library.wisc.edu

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by November 15, 2013.

STEM Librarian: Engineering and Math Concentration – San Diego State University – San Diego, CA

San Diego State University Library and Information Access is seeking applications for the position of STEM librarian – Engineering and Math Concentration.

This position will provide subject specific support for engineering, mathematics and related disciplines and will be responsible for library instruction and information literacy, outreach, collection development, and liaising in engineering, mathematics, and science related fields.

The successful candidate will have an ALA accredited Master’s degree or equivalent international degree; an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or related discipline, or at least two years’ experience in an equivalent research library.

This position is open at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank. This position will remain open until filled. Reviews will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is Spring Semester 2014.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit: http://affiliated.sdsu.edu/libraryinfoaccess/library.htm

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

Assistant or Associate Professor, Social Sciences Librarian – Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, IL

Faculty Position FY14-37
October 17, 2013
Position Title
Social Sciences Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor

Hiring Unit
Library and Information Services

Job Description
The Social Sciences Librarian is responsible for serving as the subject liaison for the following departments: Historical Studies, Political Science, Public Administration and Policy Analysis, Sociology & Criminal Justice and teaches information literacy and selects appropriate information resources in support of the departments’ curriculum and research. The Social Sciences Librarian reports to the Director of the Research Commons, who reports to the Dean of Library and Information Services. Working in a collaborative and collegial environment, the Social Sciences Librarian participates in achieving departmental and library goals.

Primary Responsibilities:

Consults with departmental or school liaisons in determining collection development decisions
Teaches workshops, information literacy classes, and participates teaching courses for departments or schools
Creates teaching modules, bibliographies, and other finding aids
Provides reference services in person and through various digital methods
Works with the Department of Technical Services in the ordering of monographs, journals, online databases, etc.
Delivers library services and resources via the web and Blackboard
Plans and administers materials budgets
Participates in writing proposals and securing grants, particularly in the subject disciplines.
Qualifications Required

A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school
Knowledge of library and digital information resources, including online searching, bibliographic search systems (such as online catalogs, federated search engine and link resolvers), learning management systems and the internet
Excellent interpersonal relations skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment
Excellent teaching skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skillsStrong commitment to user-centered services and service excellence
Professional commitment to librarianship and ability to meet LIS and University standards in librarianship, scholarship and professional service in fulfillment of tenure requirements.
Qualifications Preferred
Two years of experience in an academic library and an advanced degree or coursework in a social sciences discipline.

Terms of Appointment
Assistant or Associate Professor, 12-month continuing contract, tenure-track position. Tenure-track positions require excellence/meritorious in librarianship, scholarship, and professional service.

Source of Funds

Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $42,000. Excellent fringe benefits.

Application Process
Submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts and three current professional references to the address below or email your information to lscatur@siue.edu:

Social Sciences Librarian Search Committee
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Library and Information Services, Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1063

Application Deadline
Review of completed applications will begin on November 14, 2013. Position will remain open until filled.

SIUE is a state university – benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://www.siue.edu/securityreport. The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536.

Associate Professor Library Faculty – Adelphi University – Garden City, NY

University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) is comprised of two distinct collections–the official archives of the University, in multiple formats, and some 30 distinctive special collections in a variety of different subjects.

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian position provides leadership within the department in accordance with the Libraries’ goals and strategic planning; facilitates communication about UASC within the University Libraries, throughout the University community, and to the general public of current and potential users.

This is a tenure-track library faculty position. Applicants must hold a master’s degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science, preferably with a concentration in archives or some advanced training in archives, manuscripts, and special collections. A second post-baccalaureate degree or similar proof of advanced study is required for tenure. The successful candidate will also have 3-5 years of significant experience in an archives or special collections environment, including at least three years of supervisory and budgetary responsibilities, as well as a broad understanding of archival related activities in an academic research library setting,

Primary Responsibilities:

Coordinates all aspects of Special Collections & Archives operations, including the ongoing acquisition of relevant material; preservation, conservation and management of collections; maintenance of intellectual control; and development of access and usage policies appropriate to both physical and virtual collections.

Provides overall supervisory oversight of staff, including full-time and part-time librarians/archivists, an administrative assistant, and student employees.

Oversees the formulation and periodic review of collection development and materials selection policies and profiles; oversees policies relating to the use of both collections.

Oversees specialized collection management functions, including the handling of gift materials, selection and de-selection collection processes, identification of potential conservation and preservation materials in the general collection, and collection analysis.

Maintains a strategic development plan that will encompass growth and enhancement of the library’s physical and digital collections documenting the history and functions of the university.

Monitors resources within the department, including faculty/staff, budget, equipment, space and physical facilities.

Works collaboratively with the staff to set priorities, create strategic plans and documentation, and meet project deadlines.

Fosters communication and collegiality within the department and with other departments in the library.

Collaborates with Adelphi faculty and staff and all divisions of the Libraries to develop digital collections, including both digitized and born-digital resources; establish digitization priorities for print and audiovisual collections; and ensure that digitization projects are successfully completed.

Supports a high level of public service and dedication to the Libraries’ mission within the department.

Promotes the use of primary resources within university courses and research.

Cultivates relationships with donors and prospective donors of unique special collections and archival materials.

Collaborates with department faculty/staff and library leadership to identify potential grant and funding sources, prepare required applications, and manage funded projects.

Works closely with department faculty/staff to develop programs and exhibits that will promote collections and contribute to the mission and vision of the Libraries and the University.

Other Responsibilities:

Collection development and liaison responsibilities for one or more schools or departments.
Participation in the Libraries’ information literacy program.
Provision of services at Swirbul Library’s main reference desk including occasional evenings and weekends.
Service on University and Library committees.
Active participation in professional associations and activities.
Active participation in scholarly activities including research and publishing, as required for reappointment and tenure.

QUALIFICATIONS: (a) knowledge of standards-based archival description and metadata schema, such as EAD, XML, MODS, and Dublin Core, (b) excellent communication and interpersonal skills, (c) the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment; (d) evidence of ability to meet criteria for promotion and tenure, and (e) experience with digitization projects, archival database management systems, and website construction.

Other desirable qualifications include: (a) familiarity with ContentDM and Archivist’s Toolkit, (b) experience with records retention policies and schedules, exhibits, and writing grant proposals, (c) familiarity with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and rare books collections, and (d) demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.

UNIVERSITY AND LIBRARIES PROFILE: Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. The University is in a dynamic period of transformation and rebuilding and offers a broad array of programs to a diverse student population of 8,000. The Libraries serve the main Garden City campus and locations in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, and Hauppauge.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit Adelphi’s website: www.adelphi.edu

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Screening of applications will begin in December but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position available immediately. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references.

Research Services Librarian: Law – University of California – Los Angeles, CA

Research Services Librarian
Department: Law Library
Rank and Salary:
§ Associate Librarian IV – VII ($58,188 – $70,956)
§ Librarian I – IV ($70,956 – $91,140)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application Deadline: December 8, 2013

Description of Institution and Library
One of ten University of California campuses, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Westwood Village, approximately five miles from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica. Comprised of the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools, the 419-acre campus features 163 buildings. UCLA has more than 4,000 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees overall. Founded in 1919, UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has more than 28,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate students. Academic excellence, faculty distinction, and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of UCLA, which is a member of the Association of American Universities. Among the faculty are fourteen Nobel Laureates, twelve Rhodes Scholars, ten National Medal of Science winners, a Fields Medal Winner, eleven MacArthur Grant winners, and seventy-eight Guggenheim Fellows. UCLA is California’s largest university and is a model for public institutions of higher education. As the seventh largest employer in the region, UCLA generates almost $14 in economic activity for every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA and generates an annual $11.9 billion economic impact for the state of California.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 10 major libraries and 11 library wide departments including the Southern Regional Library Facility, the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses, all of which report to the University Librarian. In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus. There are approximately 105 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 300, and approximately 400 – 500 student employees. The Library has an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments and units. The library collection consists of more than 9 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The Library’s annual budget is in excess of $44 million; more than $10 million supports the acquisition of print and digital material, and the library is part of the California Digital Library. The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

Description of Library Unit
The UCLA School of Law has approximately 1,000 law students, 100 full- and part-time faculty, and more than 100 law school staff. The School has a varied and demanding curriculum, highly productive faculty, an extensive clinical and externship program, more than a dozen research centers and programs, an active Moot Court program, and 12 law reviews.

The Law Library serves the Law School faculty and students as their basic library and study resource for teaching and research. The Law Library also supplies legal resources for other UCLA faculty, students, and staff. Heavy use of the Law Library is made by members of the bench and bar. The Law Library is one of the larger professional school libraries on campus and has 17 librarians and 16 staff members. The library offers users an impressive collection that contains more than 600,000 bound volumes and documents, more than 20,000 microform titles, and access to more than 10,000 databases. The day-to-day functions of the Library are divided into four sections, each headed by an Assistant Law Librarian: Access and Information Services, Bibliographic Services and Collection Management, Scholarship Support and Research Assistant Program, and Reference and Research Services. The Law Library has a beautiful facility that opened in the fall of 1998.

The Law Library Research Assistant (RA) Program is the largest of its kind and serves as the preferred means of obtaining research assistants for UCLA Law faculty. The program typically serves 60 ladder faculty members per year and employs 45-50 law students working full-time during the summer and 60 students working part-time during the academic year.

Position Duties
Reporting to the Law Library’s RA Program Director, the Research Services Librarian serves as the assistant department head and is responsible for assisting in the daily management of the Library’s RA Program.

The Research Services Librarian is responsible for assisting in the interviewing, hiring, training, assignment, and supervision of Library RAs. Library RAs receive intensive training focused on scholarly research, as well as instruction on the production of high-quality work product and on professional communication skills. Training takes place two to three times per year. The Research Services Librarian’s primary job is to work closely with the Program Director to learn all elements of running the program and to work closely with Law School faculty and staff to ensure its smooth operation. The Research Services Librarian may also prepare research memoranda, perform cite checking, Bluebooking, and editing for law faculty research projects and provide in-depth reference and research assistance to the UCLA Law faculty and students.

The Law Library permits considerable flexibility for professional librarians to pursue professional goals and develop competence in areas of preference while also meeting the needs of the Library and Law School. As time permits, the Research Services Librarian may also teach legal research classes, Advanced Legal Research, 1L instruction, and other workshops and classes given throughout the year. The Research Services Librarian may also participate in library orientation programs, prepare research guides, and perform reference desk service, which may include staffing the reference desk one evening per week and on Saturdays.

Members of the public services staff work in a team setting to provide a high level of service. Support offered to the Librarian includes document delivery services, technical support, and generous funding for professional development.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
§ Serve as assistant department head of the Research Assistant (RA) Program,
§ Assist in the interviewing and hiring of all of the Library’s RAs,
§ Assist in the training of the RAs, including the preparation of training materials and the teaching of training sessions,
§ Provide ongoing support and supervision of a large group of research assistants,
§ Assist in the daily administration of the RA Program, including the monitoring of RA availability and the tracking of program statistics,
§ Prepare research memos, cite checking, and editing on faculty research and scholarly projects,
§ Provide in-depth research assistance to Law faculty and students,
§ Participate in library orientation programs,
§ Prepare research guides,
§ Perform reference desk service,
§ Teach legal research classes, including RA training sessions, Advanced Legal Research, 1L instruction, and other workshops,
§ Contribute to the profession and represent the UCLA Law Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community, and
§ Serve as a member of the Law Library team and work to further the overall goals of the Law Library.

Required Qualifications
§ Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience),
§ J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
§ Relevant work experience in an academic law library or professional legal experience. Other substantial, related experience, degrees, or skills will be considered.
§ Demonstrated ability to supervise RAs, attorneys, or paralegals.
§ Demonstrated competence in delivering legal research services and knowledge of legal bibliography and scholarly research.
§ Firm commitment to law librarianship and to a high level of service for faculty and students in a demanding academic environment.
§ Demonstrated ability to contribute to making the library hospitable and responsive to the needs of the Law School community, including excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and mediation skills and the ability to work effectively with library colleagues, faculty, students, and library users.
§ Ability to teach in large and small group settings, provide individualized instruction, participate in curriculum development, and use a wide range of educational technologies inside and outside of the classroom.
§ Ability to teach oneself new technologies, to create necessary documentation and other training tools, and then teach the technologies to a wide range of constituents.
§ Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications for legal research and ability to contribute to the development of instructional services for faculty, students, and library staff.
§ Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion of librarians.

General Information
Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Application Procedures
Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00113.

Applications must include:
§ a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
§ a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
§ the names and contact information for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.
Candidates should apply by December 8, 2013 to be considered for this position. UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA-compliant employer. Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

Visit the UCLA Library Employment Opportunities Website at http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/employment.cfm.