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Coordinator of Technical Services – Tennessee Tech University – Cookeville, TN

Volpe Library at Tennessee Tech University invites applications for an innovative, energetic and collaborative Coordinator of Technical Services to lead, coordinate, and administer the Library’s Technical Services Department, encompassing Acquisitions, Electronic Resources/Serials, Government Documents, and Cataloging/Metadata Services. The Coordinator of Technical Services will also be responsible for developing and leading a new data curation effort. The position manages a staff of eight engaged in procurement, organization, description, and maintenance of library materials in all formats and online access to information for effective discovery and delivery to library patrons.

This person will lead our ongoing efforts to enhance and streamline Technical Services processes and services through development of practical solutions that may include creative problem-solving, workflow analysis, assimilation of multiple perspectives and continual exploration and adoption of new technological skills and tools.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

2. Minimum five years of increasingly responsible, professional, relevant work experience in an academic library.

3. Prior supervisory experience.

See www.tntech.edu/jobs for the complete job description with preferred qualifications and essential functions. TTU is a public, comprehensive university with 11,500 students in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs. Applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (official transcripts required upon appointment), and complete contact information of three current professional references. Applications without all required documents are incomplete and will not be considered. Screening of applications will begin

January 31,2012; open until filled. Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to equity@tntech.edu.

Arabic, Slavic, and Germanic Studies Liaison Librarian – University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

The Arabic, Slavic and Germanic Studies Liaison Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position which is responsible for the overall development and management of the Eastern European and Middle Eastern  collections in all formats, with a focus on the humanities and social sciences disciplines. The position supports the academic programs offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Department of History (European Section); the Center for Global Islamic Studies; and the Center for European Studies. Area studies collections include materials in Arabic, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian, German, Dutch, Scandinavian languages, Roma, Greek, and Turkish.

The Arabic, Slavic and Germanic Studies Liaison provides both broad and specialized research assistance services via the development of online resources, one on one consultation, the Library West Research Assistance Desk and the Ask-A Librarian online service. This position also provides bibliographic instruction for faculty, students and scholars, with an emphasis on the specific areas of European and Arabic studies described above.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Arabic, Slavic and Germanic Studies Liaison will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Arabic, Slavic and Germanic Studies Liaison will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Arabic, Slavic and Germanic Studies Liaison will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until February 2, 2015, and review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Youth Services Librarian – Santa Barbara Public Library System – Santa Barbara, CA

The Position:

Under direction of Youth Services Librarian and in cooperation with Library Technicians:

Provide excellent customer service from the children’s reference desk at the Central Library: Welcome families to the children’s area and facilitate safe behavior; Use Library catalog and other online tools to locate materials for children and teens to support recreational reading, homework and/or research assignments; Respond to inquiries from the public.

Coordinate and assist with a wide variety of Library programming for children in collaboration with youth services staff, including: Early literacy programs, traditional and bilingual storytimes, school tours, Summer Reading Program, Family events, Homework Help and Family Literacy. Propose new programming in response to community aspirations and in collaboration with youth staff. Offer solutions when youth programming needs additional resources or affects Youth Outreach, Reference or Patron Services Department procedures.

Coordinate promotion of library services and resources through print and visual/audio media, social media and the Library website; prepare informational handouts for public distribution including calendars and flyers.

Assist with collection development for youth: Suggest titles for purchase using professional journals and relying on patron suggestions and popular media; identify underused sections of the collection and strategize ways to highlight them with finding guides or displays; assist with weeding based on circulation reports and knowledge of current school and recreational expectations.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings and workshops; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of library services for children, teens and families. Apply this knowledge when developing or enhancing services in collaboration with staff who work with youth throughout the Library System.

May assist in supervising and coordinating volunteers and hourly staff; assist in the training of professional and non-professional staff.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Ability to:

• Work in collaboration with a variety of library staff and community members

• Understand and follow oral and written instructions

• Communicate clearly and concisely orally, in writing, and using current word processing, email, and graphic publishing computer software

• Collect and maintain program statistics using spreadsheets

• Assist in program evaluation

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Skills and Experience:

Excellent customer service skills and strong organizational abilities are a must; prior experience with children in an educational and/or professional library setting is preferred; bilingual in Spanish & English highly desirable.

Training: Equivalent to a Masters degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in library science or a related field.

Environmental Conditions:

Library environment; work closely with the public; work with computer and office equipment.

Physical Standards:

Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting or standing for extended periods of time; requires some bending and lift up to of 25 pounds.

Schedule and Compensation:

$24.89 per hour

20 hours:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am-5pm, Fridays 8:30am-2:30pm

Up to 40 hours starting in mid-January:

Schedule may include weekends and evenings

Background check required.

Deadline: Open until filled.

NO RESUMES ARE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF APPLICATION

Applications available online @ http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/Government/Jobs/Hourly/

Applications accepted at Library Administration office:

Santa Barbara Public Library

Administration

P.O. Box 1019

40 E. Anapamu St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

LibraryAdmin@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Library Administration:  (805) 564-5608

Learning Technologies Librarian – Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA

Located in culturally diverse, historic, and dynamic Richmond, Virginia, convenient to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the recreation destinations of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Commonwealth University is one of Virginia’s largest universities and among the nation’s leading research institutions. The VCU Libraries, one of Virginia’s outstanding research library systems, advances the University’s teaching, research, service, and patient care mission with 2.5 million volumes, 61,000 serials, 600,000 e-books, and nationally prominent collections in the health and biological sciences, social work, the arts, the history of medicine, and comic and book arts.

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Learning Technologies Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and environments designed to enhance information literacy and research skills of students enrolled in programs on all campuses supported by the VCU Libraries. The Learning Technologies Librarian will also serve as a leader in the successful application of technology in traditional and blended learning environments. The successful candidate will serve as a resource to librarians developing online learning tools and experiences, and will also collaborate with colleagues to integrate research and information literacy skills into VCU curricula through course-integrated instruction and research assistance. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head of Teaching & Learning, the Learning Technologies Librarian will design, develop, implement, and assess a cohesive suite of online learning tools to enhance students’ information literacy and research skills. The successful candidate will possess an understanding of instructional design principles for creating effective online learning objects and environments. The Learning Technologies Librarian will also integrate technology into the traditional classroom and blended learning environments in order to enhance student learning. The successful candidate will create learning opportunities for librarian colleagues to further their knowledge in these areas, and support their efforts to improve and advance their work through collaboratively developing online learning tools and experiences. The Learning Technologies Librarian will teach undergraduate research and information literacy classes, participate in outreach events, and provide research assistance via consultations, email, chat, and text. The Learning Technologies Librarian is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.

Qualifications
Required:
ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in a related field. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred:
Demonstrated experience in developing online videos and tutorials, and/or other learning tools. Demonstrated understanding of instructional design principles for creating effective online learning objects. Awareness of best practices for developing Web content; familiarity with usability and accessibility standards and practices. Experience with one or more higher education course management systems. Knowledge of ongoing issues and emerging trends in technology as applied to teaching information literacy and research skills. Demonstrated commitment to fostering student learning through pedagogical best practices in the face-to-face and online classroom. Familiarity with the concepts and goals of information literacy. Evidence of project management skills and the ability to plan and implement programs. Teaching and research assistance experience in an academic library. Knowledge and experience in assessing student learning, particularly in the online environment. Demonstrated professional initiative and flexibility. Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment. Excellent presentation and public speaking skills. Ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities under pressure. Strong service orientation. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Libraries
Virginia Commonwealth University is Virginia’s largest research university, enrolling nearly 32,000 students. Located in Richmond, Virginia (http://www.vcu.edu/richmond/), VCU offers 41 doctoral, 74 masters, 3 professional, and 64 baccalaureate degree programs. Thirty-two of VCU’s graduate, professional programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation, with 19 programs ranking in the top 25 and two programs — sculpture and nurse anesthesia — ranked number one. Over 3,200 faculty comprise the University’s teaching force. Research strengths at the University include health and life sciences, education, engineering, social work, behavioral sciences, public affairs, advertising and design, and the fine arts. Sponsored research funding totals over $260 million, placing VCU among the top 100 research institutions in the United States. VCU’s strategic plan embraces an acceleration in the growth of VCU’s library system and includes a new Master Site Plan that envisions additions to both library facilities operated by the VCU Libraries. Architectural work has begun on a major addition to and renovation of the James Branch Cabell Library that is expected to open in 2015.

Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University (including the James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus) employ 51 professionals and 90 support staff with an annual budget exceeding $17.5 million. VCU also operates programs in Doha, Qatar, including a library supporting the program there, Northern Virginia, and in various additional locations throughout the U.S. and the world. The VCU Libraries is a Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, SPARC, CNI, BioMed Central, NDSA, and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a statewide networking consortium for shared access to electronic and print resources. The VCU Libraries has adopted Primo as its discovery layer and is one of the first libraries worldwide to have implemented Alma as its next generation cloud-based system for library management. CONTENTdm and DSpace supplement the foundation of its system architecture to enhance access to its collections and services.

The Monroe Park Campus of VCU is located in Richmond’s Fan District, a large, residential neighborhood of townhouses, shops, and cafes. The campus is home to most of the University’s undergraduate and many of its graduate programs, including the School of the Arts, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, and Social Work. The School of Social Work also offers the Masters of Social Work at the Northern Virginia Campus in Alexandria, Virginia. In addition, VCU’s Qatar campus in the Middle East offers degree programs through the School of the Arts.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45,000 annually. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see benefits information from VCU Human Resources.

For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page at http://www.library.vcu.edu/. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs, complete the application and submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Teaching & Learning Librarian – Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA

Located in culturally diverse, historic, and dynamic Richmond, Virginia, convenient to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the recreation destinations of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Commonwealth University is one of Virginia’s largest universities and among the nation’s leading research institutions. The VCU Libraries, one of Virginia’s outstanding research library systems, advances the University’s teaching, research, service, and patient care mission with 2.5 million volumes, 61,000 serials, 600,000 e-books, and nationally prominent collections in the health and biological sciences, social work, the arts, the history of medicine, and comic and book arts.

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Teaching & Learning Librarian. The successful candidate will collaborate with other members of the Cabell Library Teaching & Learning team to integrate research and information literacy skills into the undergraduate curriculum through course-integrated instruction, the development of online learning tools, and strategic partnerships with groups and programs across the university, with a particular emphasis on the Global Education Office and the Honors College. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head of Teaching & Learning, the Teaching & Learning Librarian will collaborate with colleagues to develop a comprehensive suite of educational services and programming to integrate information literacy and research skills into the undergraduate curriculum. The successful candidate will provide course-integrated library instruction for students enrolled in VCU’s English Language Program, as well as undergraduate research and writing classes in the Honors College and the University College. The Teaching & Learning Librarian will serve as primary liaison to VCU’s Global Education Office and the Honors College, integrating information literacy and research skills into both groups’ curricula and programming. The successful candidate will also serve as a key player in undergraduate research initiatives across campus, and will serve as primary liaison to VCU’s National Scholarship Office, supporting students applying for top tier scholarships. The successful candidate will provide research assistance via consultations, email, chat, and text. The Teaching & Learning Librarian will collaborate with members of the Teaching & Learning team to advance the overall goals of the department, including online learning initiatives and assessment efforts. The Teaching & Learning Librarian will also participate in outreach events such as orientations and tours of Cabell Library. The successful candidate is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.

Qualifications
Required
ALA-accredited graduate degree or graduate degree in a related field. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred
Experience teaching and providing research assistance to undergraduate students. Familiarity with the concepts and goals of information literacy. Demonstrated commitment to fostering student learning through pedagogical best practices in the face- to-face and online classroom. Experience working with English Language Learners. Demonstrated ability to advance undergraduate research programs and the success of Honors students. Knowledge and experience in assessing student learning. Demonstrated success in the application of technology to support student learning. Experience creating instructional materials such as online tutorials, videos, infographics, and guides. Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment. Demonstrated professional initiative and flexibility. Evidence of project management skills and the ability to plan and implement programs. Excellent presentation and public speaking skills. Ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities under pressure. Strong service orientation. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Libraries
Virginia Commonwealth University is Virginia’s largest research university, enrolling nearly 32,000 students. Located in Richmond, Virginia, VCU offers 41 doctoral, 74 masters, 3 professional, and 64 baccalaureate degree programs. Thirty-two of VCU’s graduate, professional programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation, with 19 programs ranking in the top 25 and two programs — sculpture and nurse anesthesia — ranked number one. Over 3,200 faculty comprise the University’s teaching force. Research strengths at the University include health and life sciences, education, engineering, social work, behavioral sciences, public affairs, advertising and design, and the fine arts. Sponsored research funding totals over $260 million, placing VCU among the top 100 research institutions in the United States. VCU’s strategic plan embraces an acceleration in the growth of VCU’s library system and includes a new Master Site Plan that envisions additions to both library facilities operated by the VCU Libraries. Architectural work has begun on a major addition to and renovation of the James Branch Cabell Library that is expected to open in 2015.

Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University (including the James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus) employ 51 professionals and 90 support staff with an annual budget exceeding $17.5 million. VCU also operates programs in Doha, Qatar, including a library supporting the program there, Northern Virginia, and in various additional locations throughout the U.S. and the world. The VCU Libraries is a Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, SPARC, CNI, BioMed Central, NDSA, and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a statewide networking consortium for shared access to electronic and print resources. The VCU Libraries has adopted Primo as its discovery layer and is one of the first libraries worldwide to have implemented Alma as its next generation cloud-based system for library management. CONTENTdm and DSpace supplement the foundation of its system architecture to enhance access to its collections and services.

The Monroe Park Campus of VCU is located in Richmond’s Fan District, a large, residential neighborhood of townhouses, shops, and cafes. The campus is home to most of the University’s undergraduate and many of its graduate programs, including the School of the Arts, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, and Social Work. The School of Social Work also offers the Masters of Social Work at the Northern Virginia Campus in Alexandria, Virginia. In addition, VCU’s Qatar campus in the Middle East offers degree programs through the School of the Arts.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45,000 annually. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see benefits information from VCU Human Resources.

For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs, complete the application and submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian – Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, TX

About the University

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, regional comprehensive Hispanic Serving Institution that combines a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is committed to becoming one of the leading centers of higher education in the Gulf of Mexico region while serving the intellectual, cultural, social, environmental, and economic needs of South Texas. The beautiful natural setting of the Island University is enhanced by modern, attractive, and state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilitates, colorful landscaping, and plazas that lend to a distinctive tropical feel to the campus. Offering more than 80 of the most popular degree programs in the state, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has proudly provided a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty, and highly-rated degree programs since 1947. The Island University has earned its spot as a premier doctoral-granting institution, supporting a UAS test site, two institutes, and 13 research centers and labs. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers a balance between a casual, coastal work atmosphere and an institution of higher education that is committed to achieving excellence. Discover your island at http://www.tamucc.edu/.

About Corpus Christi, TX

Welcome to Corpus Christi and the Coastal bend. The location on the Gulf of Mexico makes this a vacation destination for many while providing recreational opportunities such as windsurfing, fishing, and boating. From Buccaneer Days to the Texas Jazz Festival, you’ll enjoy many celebrations held in a vibrant downtown, a breathtaking waterfront, sensational seafood, concerts, cultural activities, and professional sports games. Padre Island is only 15 minutes away from campus, and Mustang Island is just another short drive. Further down the road, you’ll come to the quaint “village” of Port Aransas, and for those who want to stretch along miles and miles of sand, Padre Island National Seashore offers more than 130,000 acres of beautiful sandy shores and seasonal flora. Located halfway between Houston and Brownsville and only a few hours from San Antonio, Austin, and the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Corpus Christi is close to everything!

About the Library

The Mary and Jeff Bell Library provides resources and services to assist users with their research and information needs. Over ? million items are listed in Portal, the online catalog, and many more items are accessible through our electronic resources. Over 200 online databases and 60,000 electronic journals contain scholarly material to assist students in completing research projects or assignments. The Library provides both in-person and electronic reference service, instruction to classes on how to use the Library’s resources, interlibrary loan to obtain items the Library does not own, a media lab for accessing audio-visual material, and over 100 computers for use in research or the completion of course assignments. Laptop computers are also available for use within the Library. Special Collections and Archives houses a wealth of resources focusing on Corpus Christi, the Coastal Bend, and South Texas. The atrium of the Library contains popular magazines and a selection of daily newspapers.

Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian

The Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will provide leadership to the Periodicals Department by establishing department goals; formulating, implementing and reviewing policies and procedures; evaluating and determining department workflow and processes; overseeing and conducting training; supervising and mentoring periodicals staff; and providing assessment related to department activities. In addition, the Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian will provide leadership to the library and the university by working with other library staff to identify, evaluate and select electronic resources in support of the university’s mission; communicating internally with library information technology staff and university contacts, such as purchasing personnel, to ensure the timely acquisition and processing of serials and electronic resources; communicating externally with vendors, publishers, and consortia; reviewing product information, pricing, and contract/licensing information; and providing outreach for electronic resources, including development of training materials and training sessions. In addition, the candidate selected for this position will be responsible for collection development and library instruction in subject liaison areas and will work up to 4 hours per week at the reference desk. As with all professional librarian positions at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the successful candidate will participate in professional and scholarly activity and will serve on library and university committees.

Qualifications

Required: Masters of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited program. Two (2) years of experience with serials and electronic resources management in an academic library. Additional education may be considered as a substitution for the minimum experience requirement. Academic library supervisory experience with delegation of responsibility and authority to staff. Knowledge of the acquisitions process for serials and an understanding of the electronic resources life cycle. Current awareness of trends in technology, scholarly communication, copyright, intellectual property, and standards related to serials and electronic resources. Candidates must have effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, strong organizational and time management skills, a flexible and adaptable attitude, and a commitment to customer service.

Preferred: Second master’s degree or Ph.D. Experience with integrated library systems, particularly Sierra, A-to-Z journal management tools, electronic resource management systems, web-scale discovery services, web design, networks, and proxy servers, as well as online user aids, such as LibGuides. Ability to collect, analyze, manipulate, and provide meaningful interpretation of data related to serials and electronic resources. Record of scholarly and professional activity demonstrating commitment to advancing the profession.

Application Information

To Apply: View the full job posting and apply at: https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu Attach a letter of interest and resume to your on-line application. This is a security sensitive position and employment is contingent upon an acceptable criminal background investigation.

EO/AA/VET/Disability Employer
Office of Human Resources, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi,
6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5730 (361)825-2630 http://www.tamucc.edu