Weekly Roundup – February 28, 2014

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Library Associate – Jefferson Parish Library – West Bank, LA

Job Title: LIBRARY ASSOCIATE (3150)
Salary: $12.74 Hourly
$23,180.00 Annually
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Jefferson Parish, LA West Bank, Louisiana

EXAMINATION IS ANNOUNCED TO ESTALBISH AN EMPLOYMENT LIST TO FILL ONE (1) CURRENT WEST JEFFERSON VACANCY IN THE LIBRARY DEPARTMENT AND FUTURE VACANCIES AS THEY OCCUR.

Kind of Work:
The responsibilities and duties of an Associate are varied, and they are of a para-professional nature. They include, but are not limited to, assisting in the day to day operations, assisting customers with reference and reader advisory services; planning and conducting programs; registering borrowers; issuing library cards; checking out, checking in and shelving books and other library materials; collecting fines; maintaining circulation records and other statistics; filing; typing; processing magazines, newspapers, and non-accessioned paperbacks; handling shipments of books, other library materials, supplies, etc., from library headquarters; and opening and closing the branch. Once the orientation and probationary period have been completed, an Associate may substitute for the branch librarian. Position requires driving of a personal vehicle, thus possession of a valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and personal automobile with minimum liability insurance available for business use (business travel is reimbursed on a mileage basis) will be given preference.

NOTE: Work schedules include evening and weekend assignments; employee may also be required to adjust work hours or report to and work at the East and West bank locations as duties require or as directed.

Minimum Qualifications For Admission to Examination:
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; proof of education is required.

Kind of Examination:
(ENTRANCE AND PROMOTIONAL)

Written Test ………………………………………….Weighted 100%

The written test is designed to evaluate knowledge relevant to library materials and shelving, personal computers, and basic math. Acceptable applicants will be notified of the time, place, and date of the written test.

JOB POSTING NO. 3150-06A
DATE: 10/03/08
REOPENED: 10/26/12
AMENDED: 02/14/14

Reference Librarian/Bibliographic Instructor – Sam Houston State University – Huntsville, TX

Position Title Assistant Professor (Reference Librarian/Bibliographic Instructor)
Requisition 201400001F
Rank Assistant Professor
Hiring Salary

Salary commensurate with experience and and education. This is a 12 month position.

Position Category
Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track
College Newton Gresham Library
Department Newton Gresham Library
Refer Applicants To
Contact Name Ann Holder
Title
Director of Library Services

Newton Gresham Library
Sam HOuston State University
PO Box 2179
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone 936-294-1613
Contact Email lib_ahh@shsu.edu

Position Details
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job
Will provide general and specialized reference services for library users, applying new technologies to reference services, participating in user-centered, subject specific instruction through general orientation sessions, course integrated instruction, including online instruction and web-based tutorials. Duties include providing reference assistance, one evening per week and rotating weekend hours; participates in collection development. Knowledge of web page and presentation software is required.

Educational Requirements for the Position
An ALA accredited Master’s Degree is required.

Experience Required for the Position
Subject background in biology or chemistry or the health sciences is desired.

Other Requirements for the Position
Special Instructions Summary
Open Until Filled Yes

Instruction Librarian – Sam Houston State University – Huntsville, TX

Position Title Assistant Professor (Instruction Librarian)
Requisition 201400009F
Rank Assistant Professor
Hiring Salary

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category
Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track
College Newton Gresham Library
Department Newton Gresham Library
Refer Applicants To
Contact Name Ann H Holder
Title
Director of Library Services
Newton Gresham Library
Sam Houston State University
PO Box 2281
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone 936-294-1613
Contact Email lib_ahh@shsu.edu

Position Details
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job
Provides leadership in planning, implementing, promoting and assessing the Library’s instructional services. This position works collaboratively in a team-based environment to develop outreach services to meet the information needs of students and promote awareness of library resources. The Instruction Librarian will work to identify partnerships with campus programs and departments and seek ways to integrate library resources and instruction into academic programs. Provides both qualitative and quantitative assessment of the Library’s instruction program.

Educational Requirements for the Position
ALA accredited Masters Degree

Experience Required for the Position
Three years experience in an academic library providing instruction and reference services; successful experience in library user education and/or instructional technology; successful experience in the use of traditional and electronic reference sources in an academic library; effective written and oral skills.

Other Requirements for the Position
Preferred Qualifications include: Preference will be given to candidates with the following: collection development experience for Education; experience with course management software; experience or training in the use of web authoring tools and desktop publishing software; successful teaching experience.

Special Instructions Summary
Open Until Filled Yes

Learning Commons Research Assistant – Loyola University – New Orleans, LA

Learning Commons Research Assistant – University Library

The temporary Learning Commons Research Assistant will provide research, circulation and technology assistance from an active Learning Commons desk. The schedule includes nights and weekend hours. This position will be scheduled to work approx. 28 hours per week through the end of July 2013.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; actively pursuing MLS degree from an ALA accredited program, with reference course work completed, or, Masters of Library Science Degree from an accredited library school; highly motivated and organized, with excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills; demonstrated commitment to responsive and innovative service; demonstrated ability to work in an active and user-centered environment and can juggle multiple tasks. Flexibility is highly valued in this position; fluency in the use of Microsoft Office and other computer applications; comfortable learning new technologies and enjoys teaching others; ability to troubleshoot basic computer, printer, photocopy machine issues. Preferred qualifications include: Experience working in an academic library service environment; general knowledge of circulation services; computer lab experience; supervisory experience; experience with Blackboard or other course management software.

We think it would be a great learning experience for a library student who has completed their reference coursework. Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to resumes@loyno.edu.

State Office Administrator – Library of Michigan – Lansing, MI

The Library of Michigan in Lansing, Michigan, is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and visionary leader to assume the post of State Librarian of Michigan. The position requires a Masters degree in Library Science as well as four (4) years of professional administrative experience.

The Library of Michigan is part of the Michigan Department of Education. The Library was created by the Michigan Legislature to guarantee the people of Michigan and their government one perpetual institution to collect and preserve Michigan publications, conduct reference and research and support libraries statewide.

The state librarian serves as chief administrative officer and directs strategic, financial, operational, and personnel activities of the Library of Michigan; is a member of the department’s leadership team; serves as secretary on the Library of Michigan’s advisory Board of Trustees; and serves as a board member of the Library of Michigan Foundation. The state librarian is the guardian of the quality of library services statewide and actively facilitates cooperation among and between libraries of all types within the state and with library related organizations. The state librarian provides leadership in the development of policies and legislation impacting public library establishment and state aid to public libraries. The state librarian manages a staff of thirty-two people.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

To apply and/or view the position description, please click on the link below:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/michigan/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=823154&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%2D1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND%5FKEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E

UK Virtual Researcher – LAC Group – Remote

Position: UK Virtual Researcher
Reports to: Senior Director, Competitive Intelligence & Market Research

Overview: The Virtual Researcher will provide professional research support to LAC Group clients to meet their information and knowledge needs.

Responsibilities
Answer a range of business and / or legal research requests, from quick requests for cases, legislation and basic company information to more in depth analysis of legal developments, sector analysis and competitive intelligence to support pitch documents or other marketing activities.
Organize, summaries, analyses and compile reports to support client’s research requests
Ensure that complex or strategic research is presented in a professional manner.
Create current awareness news alerts
Curate news alerts as they are received and deliver to clients on their schedule
Monitor and track the use of current awareness and news alerts to assess their impact on the clients and to understand whether it is meeting the needs of clients.
Obtain copyright permissions/licenses and perform other rights management tasks
Provide advice on self-service solutions for simpler enquiries, calling on the resources available via the LAC portal.
Provide remote training using web and video conferencing on topics such as library and research induction, research training for trainees and research techniques.
Coordinate vendor delivered training for the client.
Capture knowledge from requests for future use.
Track and collate key metrics on KPIs such as turnaround time, quality, efficiency, volumes, utilization, etc.
Ensure subscription database usage is tracked and reviewed
Put forward regular recommendations for improvements and service developments.
Other research-related duties as needed
Personal success characteristics
Remote working – ability to work effectively and efficiently in a remote/virtual situation
Communication – excellent verbal and written and listening skills and the ability to articulate positions/opinions clearly, effectively and objectively.
Problem solving – anticipate and resolve client research problems before they arise.
Interpersonal skills – ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships internally and externally.
Flexibility – ability to adapt to changed responsibilities and new situations.
Client focus – dedication to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external clients.
Creativity – demonstrate creative and unique solutions to problems and encourage the creative initiative of others.

Previous Experience
A minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in Information Services or a related discipline is essential, preferably in a legal or business environment.
Extensive and previous experience in the areas of competitive intelligence, business and finance research, intellectual property, legal, expert witness or other forms of research
Extensive knowledge of key business research databases and an excellent ability to search across publicly available sources.
The ability to use and review core internal data sources.
Experience with Manzama or other current awareness systems preferred
Experience of various legal and business data sources is preferable. Legal databases may contain cases and articles (e.g. via Westlaw and Lexis Nexis), statutes and regulations and identifying recent EU legislation. Business databases may include Factiva, Dialog, Hoovers, Merger Markets and Perfect Information for example.

Professional/ Educational Qualification
A degree or post-graduate qualification in Information and Library Management, Information Science or a related subject is essential.
Excellent IT skills with the ability to fully exploit existing resources.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook and Instant Messenger.

Location
This role will be based remotely from your home
You will require access to a computer during working hours and will require a reliable broadband connection.

Hours of work
You will be required to work up to 20 hours per week.
Your working pattern will be determined between you and your line manager to meet client needs and may vary from time to time.
You will be required to submit a weekly timesheet for payroll.

For immediate consideration, please visit http://goo.gl/bBzvpj to apply.

LAC Group is Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in the workforce.