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Librarian – W.O. Hall Elementary School – Alexandria, LA

Employer: Rapides Parish School District
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Elementary Library
School / Org: W. O. Hall Elementary
Location: Louisiana
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN
Posting Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Details:
Rapides Parish School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Librarian / RTI

Interested applicants should contact Mr. Emmett Jefferson at 443-9093 or emmett.jefferson@rpsb.us

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Chinese Rare Books Cataloguer/Librarian – University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC

Chinese Rare Books Cataloguer, Librarian
Technical Services
(Full-time, 1 year term)
UBC Library

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and
consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has
15 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

The Library’s collections include over 6.3 million volumes, 850,000 electronic books, 150,000 electronic journals, 27,000 numeric data files, 5.6 million digital pages, and 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning.

For more information about UBC Library and Technical Services, please visit http://www.library.ubc.ca and http://techserv.library.ubc.ca/. Information about Rare Books and Special Collections and Asian Library can be found under http://rbsc.library.ubc.ca/ and http://asian.library.ubc.ca/.

The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2010-2015 can be viewed at http://www.library.ubc.ca/strategicplan/.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION:

Under the general direction of the Head, Technical Services, and of the Chinese Language Librarian, provides bibliographic control for large collections of rare and semi-rare Chinese resources held in the UBC Rare Books and Special Collections Library (RBSCL). Creates bibliographic records in national databases according to cataloguing standards developed for rare materials; imports records into UBC’s local catalogue; enriches data in imported and existing records; performs or supervises complex holdings and item maintenance; provides guidance to other project and staff cataloguers, and refers straightforward copy cataloguing work to them.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited program in North
America, or the equivalent
· Demonstrated experience carrying out original cataloguing and authority work on Chinese materials, using online bibliographic systems (preferably OCLC Connexion and ExLibris Voyager)
· Native or near native level of English and Chinese languages (including knowledge of traditional & simplified Chinese characters)
· Full knowledge of the Pinyin system of Chinese romanization

· Knowledge of cataloguing/metadata standards and reference tools, including RDA, AACR2, and Cataloging Guidelines for Creating Chinese Rare Book Records in Machine- Readable Form
· Familiarity with LCRI, LCSH, LC Classification Schedules, LC-PCC & CONSER cataloguing guidelines and policy statements
· Good computer skills, including word-processing for English and Chinese, as well as knowledge of bibliographic databases
· Substantial knowledge of Chinese literature, history and culture
· Good organizational and project management skills
· Excellent collegial, interpersonal and communication skills

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to the Head, Technical Services. Works closely with the Chinese Language Librarian (Asian Library), the Principal Bibliographer (Technical Services), and with librarians and staff in the Rare Books and Special Collections Library. Interacts with Digital Services librarians and staff involved in digitizing Chinese rare materials. Supervises library assistants and students in cataloguing and associated duties. Consults with colleagues as required.

DUTIES:

· Provides original cataloguing as well as complex copy-cataloguing for rare and semi-rare Chinese materials following national standards (Cataloging Guidelines for Creating Chinese Rare Book Records in Machine-Readable Form) as well as local policies.
· Trains and supervises library assistants and students in cataloguing and associated duties.
· Carries out cataloguing triage, referring items that involve straightforward copy cataloguing to library assistants.
· Provides reference assistance regarding rare and semi-rare Chinese books in the RBSCL.

Terms of Appointment and Salary:

This position will be filled as a full time one year term position.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Applications will include: a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate’s education, training and work experience in the areas listed above; a detailed and current curriculum vitae.

To view the complete job description and to submit an application please visit the UBC Careers page at http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/17191 by midnight on January 3rd, 2013.

Youth Services Coordinator – Timberland Regional Library – Washington State

Youth Services Coordinator

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Administers and coordinates the District’s Youth Services operations and ensures the delivery of high quality library services to community youth and families.
Hires, trains, supervises, and monitors the performance of assigned personnel.
Develops annual departmental work plans; assigns projects and work duties to staff.
Ensures staff compliance with the District’s library policies and procedures.
Serves as District trainer; develops and delivers staff training; coordinates with librarian personnel to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise required/optional staff training components.
Facilitates communication between library personnel and models excellence in customer service.
Develops and maintains a variety of staff resources for staff serving youth and families; facilitates effective resource sharing between employees.
Seeks and develops programs and service initiatives for youth and families that enhance the mission and vision of the District.
Plans, schedules, implements, and evaluates youth/family library programming and services; co- presents programming with library personnel.
Manages grant funding in relation to parent education programs.
Liaises with community and national organizations serving youth and families to promote and provide the District’s library programs and services.
Provides leadership in developing community partnerships and professional collaborations.
Manages and coordinates outreach projects between the District and community organizations.
Participates in community events with local library personnel throughout the District.
Collaborates on the development of public web pages for children and teens.
Coordinates and schedules the development of print and electronic booklists for children, teens, and youth advocates.
Develops and administers departmental budget; monitors and authorizes expenditure.
Creates outcome based program evaluation and reporting forms; analyzes program data.

Education & Experience:
Master’s Degree in Library Science, and five years experience managing youth services activities; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Required Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of library science.
Library operations, services, policies, and procedures.
Youth and family services and public library programming.
Grant funding processes and requirements.
Methods for developing and delivering staff training.
Library computer systems, databases, and software.
Processes for developing and administering budgets.
Supervisory principles, practices, and methods.
Customer service standards and procedures.

Required Skill in:
Administering youth services operations within a large public library system.
Ensuring the delivery of high quality library programs and services to youth and families.
Developing community partnerships and promoting the District’s library programs and services.
Planning, coordinating, delivering, and evaluating youth services programming.
Developing, delivering, evaluating, and revising staff training activities.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, library personnel, District departments, outside agencies, community organizations, and the general public.
Developing/administering budgets and monitoring expenditure.
Supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority.

Other Requirements:
State of Washington Librarian Certificate is required.
Must possess a valid Washington Driver’s License.

Children’s Services Coordinator – Tulsa City/County Library – Tulsa, OK

Children’s Services Coordinator

Location: Central Library
Salary: $3,573.00 per month
Status: Full time: 40 hours/week
Available: Monday, November 18, 2013
Schedule Notes: Irregular; may include evenings and weekends based on programming needs

Job Summary:
This position calls for a strong, child-centric coordinator who can continue to develop and expand the library’s efforts to engage, educate and entertain the children and parents of Tulsa County. Strong organizational skills are required to manage system-wide children’s services from the Youth Services Department; to administer grants and trust initiatives related to children’s services; to serve as spokesperson in the community regarding children’s issues, programs and events; and to provide leadership and development opportunities for TCCL’s children’s associates and librarians.

Essential Functions:
Coordinate system-wide children’s programming, including the Children’s Summer Reading Program, Books to Treasure, and other children’s events and activities;
Manage budgets, grants and trust proposals, event and program timelines, program planning and special events related to children’s services;
Chair the Children’s Service Committee;
Engage staff throughout the system to manage various aspects of children’s services and activities;
Research & coordinate new programs, methods and resources for serving children with an emphasis on emergent literacy and the national initiative, Every Child Ready to Read and Family Place Libraries;
Create and provide appropriate staff training and development;
Develop and maintain the library’s children’s web and Intranet sites;
Promote children’s programming to the community, helping develop partnerships and cooperation with relevant organizations;
Represent TCCL on community boards and related youth organizations as well as serving as a children’s liaison to public and private schools;
Evaluate the effectiveness of children’s services;
Act as library spokesperson when communicating information about children’s services to the media;
Perform other duties as instructed and assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills;
Ability to develop and implement successful children’s and youth programs and to evaluate their effectiveness;
Knowledge of children’s developmental milestones and literature;
Ability to work independently and make decisions;
Ability to work some evenings and weekends;
Ability to attend offsite meetings and programs;
Skills in the use of relevant computer hardware, software, and various other office machines and equipment.

Education & Experience:
Master’s degree in Library Science or Master’s in Education, or substantial Progress towards either degree required;
Five to seven years’ experience in Library setting required, preferably including experience working with children.
Physical & Environmental Conditions:
Work routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such as equipment, boxes (up to 40 pounds) and/or long periods of walking on a routine basis, and/or standing for long periods of time and/or frequently requires stooping or bending.

There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less than optimal temperature and air conditions. The job may involve dealing with modestly unpleasant situations, such as occasional exposure to office chemicals and/or extensive use of video display terminals.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices or meeting rooms, e.g. use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals.

– See more at: http://www.tulsalibrary.org/jobs/childrens-services-coordinator#sthash.HYH8pt9L.dpuf

User Engagement Librarian – Florida International University – Miami, FL

User Engagement Librarian
Florida International University

The Glenn Hubert Library at Florida International University seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, collaborative individual for the position of User Engagement Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Information & Research Services, Hubert Library, the User Engagement Librarian will be responsible for coordinating the Libraries’ user experience efforts, for both the online and physical library environments on both campuses. This new position will work to develop relationships with the Libraries’ various user communities, and utilize information gathered from these relationships to identify and prioritize the users’ needs as they pertain to the Libraries. Working collaboratively, the incumbent will be responsible for the development and implementation of programming, activities, and projects designed to improve the overall user experience of the Libraries. This position will be a member of the Information & Research Services department and have reference, instruction, liaison, and collection development responsibilities. Some evenings and weekends may be required. Participates in local, regional and national organizations as appropriate. As a library faculty member, the User Engagement Librarian is expected to participate in professional development, research, and service activities in order to meet the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Anticipate and keep colleagues abreast of library user needs, preference and trends, including trends related to user-centered design, digital library interface capabilities, website enhancement, and usability in libraries.
Design and conduct qualitative and quantitative user needs/usability studies utilizing various methods (including, but not limited to online surveys, card sorting, interviews, focus groups, and observations) to assess user needs, preferences and trends.
Collaborate with the Emerging Technologies Librarian, the Web Services Librarian, the Libraries’ Website Team, and any other entities involved in user assessment activities to analyze the Libraries’ web presence and provide input for user-centered enhancements and user assessment processes.
Create and coordinate library advisory groups representing the various library stakeholders.
Utilize user input to collaborate on and contribute to the creation, development and implementation of innovative projects and services available through the FIU Libraries’ websites, content management systems and digital repositories.
Stay abreast of trends related to user-centered design, the development of digital library interface capabilities, website enhancement, and usability in libraries.
Participates in providing information services including reference, library instruction, and serving as a liaison to an assigned disciplinary area.

Qualifications:
ALA-accredited Master’s degree.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats and to diverse audiences.
Minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience with creating and implementing user assessment tools and conducting user experience and/or usability studies.
Demonstrated experience in addressing usability issues, ADA compliancy and with user-centered design in libraries, educational institutions, or other knowledge-based organization.
Knowledge of and experience with current and emerging web development technologies as they relate to digital library services and the user experience of all library patron types.
Experience providing reference and instruction services.

Desirable Qualifications:
Project coordination experience
Experience working in an academic library.
· Experience with library statistics collection and analysis.
· Knowledge of and/or experience with information technologies relevant to Web site design and maintenance, such as Drupal, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, and XML.

Rank/Salary: Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.
About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit http://library.fiu.edu.

Review of Applications: Continues until the position is filled.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 506878 at careers.fiu.edu and must attach a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references in a single pdf file. All inquiries should be directed to Kawanna Bright, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at kbright@fiu.edu . To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 15, 2013. Review will continue until position is filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

Librarian of the Lewis Walpole Library – Yale University – Farmington, CT

Librarian of the Lewis Walpole Library
Lewis Walpole Library
Farmington, CT
Yale University
Rank: Librarian 3-4
Requisition: #23568BR
www.yale.edu/jobs

Position Focus:
The Lewis Walpole Library is a research center for the study of the eighteenth century. Its collections are centered around Horace Walpole and his times with strong collections of books, manuscripts and prints. Reporting to the Director of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Librarian is responsible for establishing a vision for the Lewis Walpole Library and setting priorities that support both Yale University’s teaching and research mission as well as scholarship about eighteenth-century Great Britain. The Librarian oversees all administrative aspects of the Library, including public services, collection development, digital collections, technical services, academic programs, exhibits, personnel management and facilities management. Responsibilities also include playing an active role in the Farmington, Yale University, and international scholarly communities. The Librarian has a generous acquisition budget to acquire books (both modern and antiquarian), manuscripts, prints and other material. The Lewis Walpole Library is committed to building on its already extensive outreach and academic programs including active research fellowship and publication programs, exhibitions, and master classes.

The Librarian develops and maintains strong ties with the University Library, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and faculty at Yale University. This individual develops and maintains strong relations with the eighteenth-century academic community and works closely with the Lewis Walpole Library Board of Managers, an advisory group established by the will of Wilmarth S. Lewis.

The Librarian oversees a staff of 14 FTEs who acquire, describe, preserve, make accessible, and promote the Lewis Walpole Library’s collections as well as maintain the Library’s facilities, which include both eighteenth-century buildings and a modern library located on a 14-acre property in Farmington, Connecticut.

While the position is located in Farmington, Connecticut, the Librarian will regularly attend meetings on the Yale University campus in New Haven. The individual hired must have a car available for regular travel.

Education, Skills and Experience:
Requirements include: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, or a postgraduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline and a minimum of five years of related experience. Preferred: Master’s or Ph.D. in British literature, history or art history, with a strong focus on the eighteenth century. Requirements also include demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library; experience managing staff, budgets, and capital projects; strong commitment to collection building and innovative public service programs; proven ability to articulate a vision and lead a special collections library in the twenty-first century with a clear understanding of current trends in special collections librarianship and digital humanities; strong commitment and ability to provide outreach at all levels with well-developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collegially with staff, researchers and colleagues. A valid driver’s license is required.

Preferred: Demonstrated understanding of current trends in scholarship in eighteenth-century British studies; experience developing innovative programs and outreach initiatives, managing historic properties, curating exhibitions and managing a publication program.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

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 supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at www.library.yale.edu.

The Lewis Walpole Library:
The Lewis Walpole Library is a research library for eighteenth-century studies and the prime source for the study of Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill. Its collections include significant holdings of eighteenth-century British books, manuscripts, prints, drawings and paintings, as well as important examples of the decorative arts. Housed in an historic frame house in Farmington and given to Yale by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis and Annie Burr Lewis, the Lewis Walpole Library is a department of Yale University Library, open to researchers by appointment. For additional information on the collections, please visit online at www.library.yale.edu/walpole.

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.

How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references, should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 23568BR. Please reference #23568BR in your cover letter. Please feel free to contact Janet Adami, Senior Recruiter, Yale University (janet.adami@yale.edu), with any questions.

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.