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Assistant Music Librarian – University of California – Santa Barbara, CA

The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, is seeking dynamic, highly motivated candidates for the position of Evolving Workforce Resident: Assistant Music Librarian.

The UC Santa Barbara Library has maintained a residency program since 1985; UCSB Library was a leader in this regard and, like many programs that have developed since, had an early focus upon hiring new librarians from a diverse background. The Library continues to have a strong commitment to the residency program and developing library professionals in a rapidly evolving information ecology.

The Evolving Workforce Residency at the UCSB Library is intended to recruit those relatively new to working in a research library who can contribute effectively to the changing role of academic libraries. Graduates and early professionals come into the market with new ideas, enthusiasm, a contemporary educational experience, and the potential to be catalysts in transforming libraries. Many of these individuals will be the leaders in the next generation of library services. The program encourages Residents to imagine the academic library of the future and gives them the resources and freedom to experiment and explore new models. In return, the Library will benefit from the focused skills and initiative the Resident brings to redefine the required workforce of the future.

The Resident will be hired for a term of two years, will participate in the librarian review process, and will be eligible for extension for a third year.

The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through work, research, and service.

Evolving Workforce Residency program description: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/library-human-resources/library-residency-program

RESPONSIBILITIES
During the first year of the program the Resident will gain meaningful work experience in an academic library. Working under the general direction of the Music Librarian, the Assistant Music Librarian:

  • provides in-depth reference services in music for faculty, students, and community members;
  • develops and manages the music collections by selecting music materials in all formats;
  • monitors music serials and standing orders;
  • formulates collection related policies;
  • maintains awareness of new trends in music and related interdisciplinary scholarship;
  • maintains close contact with the music faculty regarding development of the music collections;
  • participates in developing and evaluating goals, policies, and procedures to guide the services, outreach, and general operations of the Music Library;
  • participates in planning related to the upcoming move of Music Library collections and services to the main library building;
  • provides instruction in critical use of information resources relevant to music scholarship and performance; creates online guides and other informational materials;
  • maintains awareness of new modes of dissemination for scholarly and creative production in music, as well as new and emerging media and other digital technologies and their applications in support of the Music Library’s programs and services;
  • participates in the Humanities Collection Group to further the overall goals of the library’s collection development programs;
  • participates in an active instructional program including credit-bearing library research classes.

Also, during the first year, a specific project will be selected as a focus related to music librarianship or the broader goals of the Library with mentoring and training provided.
The second year will include reporting out on the efforts to date on their project in mid-stage development. If the Residency is renewed, the third year will allow the Resident to gain deeper knowledge and more substantial experience in their project area, culminating with a capstone project, preferably for publication, which incorporates the expertise and perspectives gained throughout the three years.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  • master’s degree from a library school with a program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent earned within the previous three years of the start date; or, another appropriate degree(s) or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library services;
  • bachelor’s degree or substantial undergraduate or graduate coursework in music;
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.

Desired:

  • advanced degree in music;
  • working knowledge of two Western European languages.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation is competitive and based upon relevant experience and qualifications. The Resident is eligible for travel support to pursue professional activities at the same level as career librarians with additional support if funding is available. The appointment will be at Assistant Librarian Rank and will be full-time with access to the University’s benefits package. The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit represented by the American Federation of Teachers.

TO APPLY:
Consideration of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled; applications must be completed by Friday, July 18.
Applications will be accepted online through UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00310.
Help for UC Recruit is available at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/help/applicants.
For additional assistance, contact Ryan George with Library Human Resources at (805) 893-3841 or rgeorge@library.ucsb.edu.
Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Emerging Technologies Librarian – Indiana University School of Medicine – Indianapolis, IN

The Ruth Lilly Medical Library at the Indiana University School of Medicine has an opening for an Emerging Technologies Librarian. This is a tenure track library faculty position.

The Emerging Technologies Librarian will lead collaborative efforts to explore, identify, assess, implement, and provide training for library emerging technologies in support of the education, research, and clinical care for the School of Medicine. The Librarian will routinely monitor trends in emerging technologies and identify possible uses in library instruction and services. As appropriate, this Librarian will provide training in these new technologies for library staff as well as the broader School of Medicine. In collaboration with other library staff, this Librarian must be proactive in selectively and strategically implementing and marketing emerging technologies that best match our users’ needs and preferences.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach orientation sessions, course-integrated instruction, and workshops on information resources, mobile technologies, social media, and collaboration tools.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the trends and issues in medical education, scholarly communication, research practice, and health care.
  • Provides liaison services to selected departments, institutes and/or student groups.
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues to develop, implement, and apply innovative multimedia and e-learning tools, resources, and services for integration with library-related instructional needs.
  • Responsible for outreach and marketing activities to promote awareness of the Library’s technology tools.
  • Evaluate and integrate new technologies in the delivery of health information services.
  • Provide staff development for the use of emerging technologies.
  • Liaise with Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) office and Multimedia Technology Services (MTS) regarding educational technology.
  • Manage the library’s social media presence.
  • Pursue an active and ongoing plan for professional development, research, publishing and service.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and instructional skills
  • Commitment to working cooperatively and collaboratively with staff at all levels
  • Interest and aptitude for technologies relevant to medical education and clinical practice
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Evidence of professional scholarly interests and potential to meet promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, service, and outreach

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven track record with web-based tools, imaging and/or video software, bibliographic and presentation software and relevant emerging technologies
  • Two years of experience in health sciences librarianship
  • Experience providing reference and library instruction services in a scientific research setting

Salary Minimum: $45,000

Interested applicants should send the following: (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for at least three references to:

Emerging Technologies Librarian Search Committee
IU School of Medicine
Ruth Lilly Medical Library
975 W. Walnut Street, IB 310
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5121

or

Applications may be sent to Kellie Kaneshiro, AMLS, AHIP at kkaneshi@iu.edu

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

Senior Information Architect – Huawei Technologies – Plano, TX

Job Description

Huawei’s Enterprise Business Group is seeking an experienced Sr. Information Architect to optimize and coordinate the architecture and design of its documentation deliverables. The Sr. Information Architect will focus on improving our customer’s overall information experience and provide competitive technical communication solutions to help them install, commission, upgrade, configure, optimize, and maintain Huawei’s Enterprise products.

Position Responsibilities

  • Design and maintain the information architecture including documentation lists, taxonomy, content models, navigation, information forms, delivery modes and online experience for Huawei’s Enterprise Business Group.
  • Optimize and implement the information architecture for various user roles such as configuration and troubleshooting scenarios.
  • Enhance and optimize the existing Enterprise information architecture by adding social media channels, customer self-service applications, and customer use cases and scenarios to enhance Huawei’s Enterprise customer experience.
  • Facilitate a collaborative content design that aligns across different business and operational groups and ensure ease of navigation and simplicity of design.
  • Continuously analyze customer experience, audience feedback, user demands, models, trends, predict industry-leading technical trends and key innovations and perform effective technical planning to improve the effectiveness and competitiveness of Huawei documentation development.
  • Review end to end document development lifecycle and provide feedback.
  • Perform gap and impact analyses.
  • Evaluate and incorporate statistical indicators and information captured through web analytics and related sources to continuously improve and evolve the end-user experience.

Requirements

Skills

  • Be familiar with equipment installation, commissioning, configuration, maintenance, and upgrade scenarios in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
  • Be familiar with customer demands and preferences for product information.
  • Have more than 10 years of experience in designing, developing, and delivering product information.
  • Be proficient in one or more key information development technologies such as dynamic publishing, mobile delivery, social media, DITA, content management, single sourcing, user assistance (UA), and technical writing.

Qualifications

  • Thorough understanding of technical communication, including the methodology, standards, and tools of information development.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Solid understanding of information architecture and user interface design concepts and techniques.
  • Strong conceptual and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent collaborative and group facilitation skills; must be able to work easily with other cultures.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Keen sense of customer experience and target audience analysis.
  • Familiarity with use case specification, user scenarios and usability testing.
  • Ability to travel to China at least once a year.
  • Ability to travel domestically 20% or less.

Educational background

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field.

Language

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Mandarin is not required but is a definite plus.

Work experience

Minimum of 10 years experience in all areas of technical communication including content design & development, information architecture, content delivery, information analysis, usability testing, and conducting SME reviews.

Previous work experience in preeminent and leading companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector is an added bonus.

Apply url: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FUTUREWEITECH&cws=1&rid=5453%20Plano

Head of Acquisitions – University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, CA

Head of Acquisitions
Hiring range: Associate Librarian V – Librarian II
$63,468- $79,536 per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full time appointment available starting September 2014.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a dynamic, user-focused, creative librarian with demonstrated management and acquisitions experience to orchestrate the acquisition and delivery of a robust digital and print collection to the Library’s research, teaching, and student community.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) & Director for Collections, the Head of Acquisitions (Head) provides leadership for all acquisitions activities with a view to ensuring timely access to materials. The Acquisitions Department consists of five units: Ordering & Receiving, Electronic Resources, Periodicals Receiving, Gifts & De-acquisitions, and Exchange. There are 13-15 FTE career staff and about 12 students in the department. The unit leaders report directly to the Head and supervise the staff and students in their functional areas.

The Head of Acquisitions works collaboratively with library colleagues to holistically assess the collection to identify its strengths and weaknesses, evaluate approval and other purchase and exchange plans, analyze operating procedures and make recommendations to improve efficiency, and identify and develop expenditure and usage data to support choices and approaches for local and UC-wide collection development. S/he will develop training workshops on acquisitions processes for subject selectors and other staff, and provide oversight for the gathering and maintenance of various statistics.

Working with the AUL & Director for Collections and others, the Head will take the lead in creating and managing the collections budget. This process includes: budget analysis and projections; annual allocations to individual funds and for collaborative purchases; communication with selectors to ensure on-track spending; reconciliation of expenditures; executing fiscal close; and reconciling collections expenditures with the campus financial system.

The UC Berkeley Library participates in consortial agreements with libraries of the University of California system and a significant portion of digital acquisitions are purchased through the California Digital Library. Other collaborative collection agreements are in effect with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Stanford University. The Head of Acquisitions ensures that departmental activities support these and any future collaborations.

The Head is a contributing member on the fund coordinators group that provides oversight of various collections funds, as well as on the Collection Services Council that develops collection policies and strategies for the benefit of the library overall. S/he will also join relevant local and UC-wide groups. The Head of Acquisitions will collaborate with the Head of Catalog & Metadata Services to ensure a seamless workflow as materials move through the entire range of technical processes.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Advancement in the librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

Qualifications

Minimum Basic Qualification:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution.

Additional Required Qualifications:

  • Two years experience managing serial, monograph, and electronic resource acquisitions across all formats
  • Two years managerial and supervisory experience
  • Two years experience with budget planning and expenditure analysis
  • Excellent analytical, communication, organizational, problem solving, and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with selectors, vendors, and content providers

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the national and international publisher and vendor marketplace for scholarly research materials
  • Excellent understanding of acquisitions technology, including integrated library systems, vendor databases, and open url resolvers in local and consortial environments
  • Demonstrated commitment to work in a collaborative environment and the ability to work effectively with diverse staff, to work independently and as a team member
  • Capacity to thrive in an environment of change and respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver training workshops to staff and librarians
  • Knowledge of trends and issues with e-resources including familiarity with copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property issues
  • Experience in consortial purchasing
  • Experience with current and emerging information systems in the acquisition domain (e.g. electronic resources management systems, ingesting vendor records, etc.)

In conformance with University of California policy, continuing employment will be contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

As a management position, this librarian position is not represented by a bargaining unit and is covered by the UC Academic Personnel Manual (APM).

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, two days per month vacation leave, one day per month sick leave, and all other benefits granted 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.

DEADLINE:Consideration will be given to applications received by August 1, 2014. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration; this recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00436. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone:(510) 642-3778
Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu

Archivist/Librarian – Albion College – Albion, MI

Albion College is searching for a full-time Archivist / Librarian. The Archivist is responsible to the Library Co-Directors for the administration of the Albion College Archives and the Albion College Library Special Collections and the Rare Books Collection. This includes selection, preservation and management of historical material in all formats relating to the history of Albion College, its faculty, staff, administration and students. The Archivist will work with the Web Services and Emerging Technologies Librarian to create, update, and maintain the College Archives digital repository. The Archivist will help develop and oversee the policies of the Archives and other specialized collections belonging to Albion College. The Archivist will also maintain the Archives of the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church (housed in the Albion College Library) and respond to research requests.

The Archivist will administer the College Archives portion of the Records Retention Program of the College, and will serve as a Librarian on the staff and as an advisor on preservation issues. The Archivist will develop programs to increase access to archival material, will plan the annual Schleg Endowed Lecture, will participate regularly in professional organizations, area and regional archive/museum/library activities and workshops, will maintain current awareness of concepts, trends, and procedures in the Archival and Library fields through the professional literature and electronic listservs, etc., and will work to establish professional contacts to participate in the exchange of ideas and to promote cooperation, networking, and resource sharing.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Librarianship (with an Archives focus), Archives, or a related field; strong background in archival research methodology and local history with demonstrated skills in oral and written communication; experience in managing varied historical collections in an archives, museum or historical agency; familiarity with Archivist’s Toolkit and DACS and metadata standards, as well as familiarity with digital repository programs (i.e., Islandora). Some experience in library reference services is desirable. Ability to instruct in research skills using primary sources and conservation practices is very helpful.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a projected start date in August or September 2014. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, current resume, copy of graduate transcript and three letters of reference to Claudia Diaz, Co-Director of Libraries (e-mail: cdiaz@albion.edu or Albion College, 611 E. Porter St., Albion, Michigan). For additional information, contact Claudia Diaz (e-mail: cdiaz@albion.edu or call 517-629-0386).

Albion College is a private liberal arts college of about 1400 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour’s drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Visit our Web site at http://www.albion.edu/.
http://www.albion.edu/about-albion/administrative-divisions/finance-and-administration/offices-and-programs/human-resources/employment-opportunities/administrative-and-professional-positions/posting/241/archivist-librarian