Weekly Roundup – October 28, 2014

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Archives and Manuscripts Coordinator – University of Kansas Libraries – Lawrence, KS

The University of Kansas Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, energetic and innovative individual to develop, document and implement workflows that will improve access to complex archives and collections of manuscripts in order to increase the value of these materials to research, teaching, and learning.  The Archives and Manuscripts Coordinator serves as the supervisor of the Manuscripts Processing Unit, reporting to the Head of Cataloging, Archival Processing and Digitization Services.

The Coordinator oversees KU Libraries’ Manuscripts Processing Unit, supervising 2 full-time staff and a varying number of student assistants.  The primary responsibility of this position is to work with unit staff and members of the Distinctive Collections division to analyze current manuscript processing workflows, establish processing priorities and develop, document and implement policies and procedures based on a combination of best practices in the field, unique needs of KU Libraries and minimal processing techniques (MPLP).

This position is a 3-year, limited-term, Unclassified Academic Staff appointment.

For the job description, qualifications and application instructions, please visit https://employment.ku.edu/academic/2061BR

Review of applications begins on November 25, 2014.

Part-time Graduate Student Intern – Poynter Legislative Research Library – Baton Rouge, LA

Year round position to be filled immediately.

Job responsibilities:

Answering PULS (citizen) calls regarding legislation, legislative procedure, and the legislative Web sites.

Data entry into library’s Inmagic catalog and library created databases.

Processing legislation during session as part of the library’s indexing procedures.

Basic library duties: Shelving, directing calls and patrons, filing, scanning, copying articles for cataloging, etc.

Proofing of the online version of the Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of 1973.

 

Louisiana House of Representatives, State Capitol Building, 13th Floor.

Parking is provided.

Position is open to part-time and full-time students.  Enrollment for the summer session is not required.

20 hour position.  Hours are flexible dependent on student schedules, but must be available to work until 6:00 and do weekend work during the legislative session (late March-mid June).

 

Pay is $9.50 to $10.00 an hour.

Reply via E-mail to thomasf@legis.la.gov or call (225) 342-2430.

Assistant Library Director – Jackson County Library – Medford, OR

APPLY AT:   https://careers-lssi.icims.com/jobs/1293/assistant-library-director/job

LSSI is seeking a forward thinking Assistant Library Director for the Jackson County Library Services. It is ideal for an energetic early/mid-career librarian with a passion for exceptional library service.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of sound public library management principles, best practices, trends, and current professional theories.  Ability to exercise good judgment, along with the ability to communicate effectively and positively with various government and community groups.   Ability to lead and inspire staff with creative new ideas for increasing library services while growing the use of and support for library services among the public and strategic partners is very important. http://www.jcls.org/

Jackson County is located in the lush southern Oregon region and offers residents a rich history, arts and culture, outdoor adventure, and fine dining.  Area attractions include spectacular hiking and biking, the nationally designated “Wild and Scenic” Rogue River, the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, more than 60 wineries, and dozens of concerts, featuring world-class artists, in classical music, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop, and country music: http://southernoregon.org/things-to-do

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure customer-service focus and orientation of the Jackson County Library Services
  • Assist Director in overseeing day-to-day library operations and scheduling for the 15 branches
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate professional and paraprofessional staff
  • Manage exceptional programming and educational opportunities within the library and through community outreach and oversee collection development
  • Create and sustain excellent internal and external relationships with Friends groups, community groups, and other organizations partnering with the library
  • Ensure quality of services in the library branches
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS
  • Ability to operate with minimum supervision and work in a team environment to build partnerships, find solutions and make service enhancements.
  • Excellent oral and written communications abilities
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with proven ability to motivate and lead others
  • Public library hands-on experience and supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to make sound management decisions, exercising good judgment dealing with people and situations
  • Ability to connect positively with library and community constituencies including the local governing authorities, community leaders and organizations, library staff, library patrons and the general public.
  • Experience in working as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Technical Services a plus
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which will involve substantial local travel and include some weekend and evening work

Employment with LSSI is strictly contingent upon the successful completion of our extensive background and reference check process.  All Applications for Employment must be submitted online at http://www.lssi.com.

Library Director – Farmers Branch Manske Library – Dallas, TX

Overview:
LSSI is seeking a forward thinking Library Director for the Farmers Branch Manske Library.  It is ideal for a dynamic professional with a passion for exceptional library service.

Located in the Dallas Metroplex, Farmers Branch is a vibrant community with a small-town feel and big-city convenience. The City offers world-class arts, shopping, dining and entertainment as well as 28 parks and state-of-the art recreational facilities:  http://www.visitfarmersbranch.com/.  The 35,000-square-foot public library is located in the heart of Farmers Branch and serves over 30,000 residents.  Patrons enjoy a diverse collection of books, movies, audio books, reference resources and databases, downloadable eBooks as well as programs and services: farmersbranchlibrary.org

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of sound public library management principles, best practices, trends, and current professional theories.  Ability to exercise good judgment, along with the ability to communicate effectively and positively with various government and community groups.   Ability to lead and inspire staff with creative new ideas for increasing library services while growing the use of and support for library services among the public and strategic partners. This is a highly visible position requiring a professional librarian capable of working closely with LSSI, Farmers Branch officials and the Library Board, and who can lead and inspire a full-service customer-focused organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure customer-service focus and orientation of the Farmers Branch Manske Library
  • Oversee day-to-day library operations for the library to ensure contract performance within budget and represent the library to the community and public at large
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate professional and paraprofessional staff
  • Manage, create and/or deliver exceptional programming and educational opportunities within the library and through community outreach and oversee collection development
  • Create and sustain excellent relationships with community groups and other organizations partnering with the library
  • Report to LSSI, City of Farmers Branch, and the Library Board as required

Qualifications:

  • Completed Application for Employment found at http://www.lssi.com; required of all applicants.
  • MLS/ MLIS
  • Ability to operate with minimum supervision and work in a team environment to build partnerships, find solutions and make service enhancements
  • Excellent oral and written communications abilities
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with proven ability to motivate and lead others
  • Public library hands-on experience and supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to make sound management decisions, exercising good judgment dealing with people and situations
  • Ability to connect positively with library and community constituencies including the local governing authorities, community leaders and organizations, library staff, library patrons and the general public
  • Background check required

Link to apply: https://careers-lssi.icims.com/jobs/1339/library-director/job

Associate Fellowship – National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM’s web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

·   Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others

·   Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus

·   Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine

·   Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff

·   Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:

·   A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($52,146 in 2014)

·   Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance

·   Some relocation funding

 

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2015.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/.  Application deadline is February 5, 2015.   Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435.4083 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

Reference and Outreach Librarian – University of Arkansas – Little Rock, AR

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library seeks an outgoing librarian for the position of Reference and Outreach Librarian. The University and the Library have strong commitments to outreach and service to the state of Arkansas, with an increasing emphasis on outreach as a hallmark of these institutions. We are looking for a flexible team player capable of leading a multi-department outreach team. This librarian must have a positive attitude toward service and a strong ability to connect with people in a genuine manner.

CAMPUS SETTING
Founded in 1879, UAMS is the only academic health sciences center in Arkansas. The UAMS Library supports the education, clinical, research, and outreach activities of six colleges (Graduate School, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health), a comprehensive medical center, and several institutes of excellence. The UAMS Library serves the health information needs of the citizens in Pulaski County and provides support to the rest of the state through a nationally renowned network of Regional Center Libraries (formerly AHECs). This Library also serves as the only resource library in the state for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
Faculty, staff, and students work and study in a stimulating and culturally diverse environment. Information on the beautiful, vibrant city of Little Rock can be found at http://www.littlerock.com/.

EDUCATION & REFERENCE SERVICES (E&RS)
The E&RS faculty is a team of five librarians directly reporting to the Head of Education and Reference Services. This faculty reference position participates in coverage of daily reference activities including providing one-on-one end user education, teaching classes, answering reference questions, and providing assistance with basic literature searching. This librarian coordinates the off-campus outreach activities of the Library and works closely with other members of reference to support the educational, research, and clinical information needs of an academic health sciences center.
All reference librarians participate as active members of the Library’s Liaison Team acting as liaison to departments, programs or colleges as assigned. They also serve on library, university, professional and/or public service committees and contribute to the departmental and the Library’s strategic planning processes.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE REFERENCE AND OUTREACH LIBRARIAN:

  • Leads the Library’s Outreach Team and coordinates regular meetings as needed;
  • Coordinates outreach activities off campus, including the development and implementation of programs to serve the health information needs of Arkansas health professionals, librarians and citizens;
  • Develops outreach goals with the Director of Library Operations and Head of Education & Reference Services;
  • Prepares proposals for NN/LM SCR Request for Proposals for each outreach contract period;
  • Coordinates outreach activities to meet all NN/LM SCR outreach subcontract requirements including:
    • Providing instruction in NLM and UAMS Library resources to citizens of Arkansas;
    • Teaching classes, as requested, for target groups identified in the NN/LM
      • Subcontract which include but are not limited to searching PubMed, use of Loansome Doc and other National Library of Medicine databases and resources;
    • Exhibiting at professional conferences and health fairs locally and throughout Arkansas;
    • Completing NN/LM reports for outreach activities (quarterly and as needed);
    • Attending outreach sessions at regional and national meetings whenever possible;
  • Contributes to the professional network of health sciences librarians in Arkansas through awareness activities, sharing of information and consultations as needed;
  • Identifies additional outreach-related funding for collaborative projects with health-related organizations and public libraries in Arkansas;
  • Travels, as needed, within the state of Arkansas to conduct outreach activities;
  • Tracks and prepares outreach and individual reference statistics;
  • Maintains current information for the Outreach-related webpages in collaboration with the Marketing Librarian and the Library Web Services Manager;
  • Provides technical expertise and instruction on web tools and software to library staff;
  • Stays informed regarding trends in library outreach, reference, web and mobile technologies;
  • Assists with any special projects related to outreach activities as requested by the Director of Library Operations and/or the Head of Education and Reference Services.
  • Provides coverage of reference services to UAMS faculty, students, and staff via traditional and emerging technologies including providing one-on-one end user education and other classes, answering reference questions, providing assistance with database usage, and performing minor troubleshooting of public computer problems.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience in public services in a health sciences or academic library or significant work or internship experience in health sciences librarianship
  • Ability to work well independently, as part of a team, and as the leader of a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make clear, concise presentations in a professional manner
  • Experience searching and teaching consumer health resources, MEDLINE, and other biomedical/health-related databases
  • Strong computer skills and experience with various online environments including mobile technologies
  • Commitment to professional development and participation in professional activities
  • Commitment to providing high-quality customer service
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Willingness and ability to lift and move equipment, exhibiting materials etc.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:

  • Two or more years providing NN/LM-funded outreach services
  • Experience in an academic medical center and/or life sciences background
  • Experience teaching biomedical databases and/or consumer health resources
  • Experience writing grants and proposals

POSITION BENEFITS & APPLICATION INFORMATION
Minimum salary is $42,000, commensurate with education and experience. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment with a competitive benefits package with 22 days of vacation, 11 holidays, and 12 days sick leave annually, and retirement plan options including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Priority will be given to applications received by November 3, 2014. Please email a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names of 3 professional references (with full contact information) to:
Susan Steelman, MLIS
Head of Education & Reference Services
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library
SteelmanSusanC@uams.edu

Electronic submissions are required.

UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals
with disabilities and protected veterans.