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Assistant Library Director – Casper College – Casper, NY

Summary:

The Assistant Director will contribute to the ongoing development of the Casper College Library as an exemplary 21st-century college library.

Responsibilities:

The Assistant Director will be responsible for leading and coordinating all aspects of Reference and Instruction including planning, development, managing, assessing and improving the library’s reference and instructional services. The incumbent will also serve in the capacity of Library Director when the director is absent.

Minimum Qualifications:

• MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution

• 2 years of instruction experience

• A commitment to teaching and presenting in a variety of formats or locations (e.g., face to face, online,

and distance education)

• Experience using online library resources (e.g., Springshare products, discovery platforms, website content management systems, etc.)

• Experience as a subject liaison or experience providing reference services in a variety of locations and

formats

• A commitment to continued growth and ongoing professional development

For full job description, requirements, and to apply:

http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Assistant-Library-Director/28744.cfm

Director of the Library and Media Center – St. Mary’s College of Maryland – St. Mary’s City, MD

St. Mary’s College of Maryland invites applications and nominations for the Director of the Library and Media Center. Reporting to the Provost/Dean of Faculty, the Director provides strategic vision and leadership for the library, archives, and media center in support of the College’s liberal arts mission. The College seeks an enthusiastic and innovative leader with a deep commitment to the liberal arts and undergraduate education and a desire to actively participate in a supportive campus community.

Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and vision for the library, archives, and media center;
  • Oversees all aspects of library administration including strategic planning, budget development and management, personnel and facilities management, stewardship of collections, and ongoing assessment of library services and resources;
  • Leads 6 FTE librarians and 9 FTE staff (including 6 direct reports), fosters an organizational culture of collegiality and provides opportunities for professional development;
  • Collaborates with faculty to promote information literacy throughout the undergraduate curriculum and to enhance student learning;
  • Advocates convincingly on behalf of the library, librarians and staff;
  • Provides direction for incorporating new technologies into services and operations of the library;
  • Provides a framework for the future role of the library in an academic setting;
  • Encourages a responsive culture that welcomes change, innovation and risk-taking;
  • Takes an active role in faculty governance and other campus-wide service opportunities;
  • Represents the College as a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium and other resource sharing groups.

Required Qualifications:

M.L.S. or equivalent Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. History of progressively more responsible leadership positions in academic libraries. A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with faculty, staff and students. An understanding and appreciation of all aspects of library work. Experience advocating for the library in a college or university setting. Experience fostering a collegial working environment and building consensus.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in strategic planning and budget management. Experience with library facilities management, including creative space planning. Experience promoting professional development and growth opportunities for librarians and library staff. Experience working with consortia. Evidence of scholarly and/or professional achievement.

Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which provides the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.  Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

About the Library

The Library at St. Mary’s College of Maryland provides an inviting environment, dedicated librarians and staff, and excellent collections that promote learning and scholarship. Focused on teaching and learning, the librarians are integral to the College’s core curriculum, which is grounded in the four liberal arts skills of critical thinking, written expression, oral expression, and information literacy. The library is committed to providing high-quality instruction and research assistance to all students, faculty and staff.

The library itself houses a collection of over 200,000 items that support the curriculum of the College. The library also provides access to over 125 research databases and 100,000 individual e-books and e-journals. The archives hold unique materials documenting the history of the school as well as Southern Maryland. The media center provides a wide variety of digital media tools in support of the teaching and learning mission of the College. Students, faculty and staff have access to over three million books through the library’s membership in the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium.

About St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Chartered by the State of Maryland and designated as the state’s official Honors College, St. Mary’s is a premier public, non-sectarian, co-educational liberal arts institution. Founded on the site of Maryland’s first capital, at the place where the separation of church and state was first enacted as an ideal in this country, the College stands as a living legacy to the ideals of freedom and inclusiveness, in a setting that continually renews its commitment to the environment. Located in a beautiful rural waterfront setting on the banks of the St. Mary’s River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, St. Mary’s has forged a singular identity as an institution offering a small college experience comparable to that found at exceptional private colleges, with commitments to affordability, access and diversity. Its faculty excels in teaching, scholarship, creative thinking, community engagement, and an appreciation of and commitment to the study of world issues, cultures and communities.

Application Procedures:

Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references to Pamela Mann, Library, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City, MD 20686-3001, or by email to pemann@smcm.edu

Nominations of potential candidates are also welcome. Please send nominations to Pamela Mann by email at pemann@smcm.edu

Review of applications will begin March 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland (www.smcm.edu) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Instruction and Outreach Archivist – Pennsylvania State University Libraries – University Park, PA

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek applications and nominations for the position of Instruction and Outreach Archivist. The person appointed to this tenure-track faculty position will lead the Special Collections Library’s instruction and outreach program working closely with Special Collections Library faculty and staff as well as others throughout the university libraries.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates special collections instruction:
    • Works with special collections faculty and staff as well as library subject specialists to identify areas where special collections can support Penn State course instruction.
    • Promotes, develops, and conducts library instruction sessions relating to special collections materials.
    • Creates subject guides and maintains and reviews existing subject guides according to library standards and policies in consultation with library subject specialists.
    • Develops and conducts workshops for Penn State faculty and others on the pedagogical value and uses of special collections materials.
    • Serves as the Special Collections liaison to other library units engaged in instruction including Library Learning Services.
  • Coordinates special collections outreach activities:
    • Manages the special collections summer research travel awards program including promotion, forming the review committee, and working with the winners to help plan their research visit.
      Coordinates and schedules Special Collections exhibits working closely with the exhibition curator(s) and related staff.
    • Works with the Head of Research Services to provide leadership and oversight for the use of social media, such as the Special Collections blog, to promote our services and collections to the research community.
    • Plans and/or participates in events promoting the Special Collections Library, such as tours or programs.
    • Creates Special Collections Library promotional materials, such as brochures.
  • General Duties:
    • Provides reference service to faculty, students, and other researchers on a rotating basis, including occasional weekend duty.
    • Supervises project archivists, students, and interns as required.
    • Completes special projects as assigned/directed.
    • Engages in research, scholarly publication, and professional service activities. Participates in local, regional, or national professional organizations and enriches professional expertise by attending conferences and continuing education opportunities.
    • May serve as a subject specialist liaison to assigned programs or departments.
    • Represents the Special Collections Library on relevant library committees, task forces, etc.,

Qualifications
Required:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program, or a Masters degree in Information Science, Archival Science, or a related field.
  • Experience with special collections, ideally gained in an academic library setting.
  • Familiarity and experience with current trends and practice for instruction with primary source materials.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Experience working with websites, blogs, and social media.
  • Experience with cataloging systems and archival discovery tools.
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment.
  • Potential to achieve the requirement for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.
  • Please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/policies/ulhrg07.html to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

Desirable:

  • Subject knowledge in one or more of the Special Collections Library’s primary collecting areas, such as modern American literature and history, labor history, women’s studies, or university history.

Environment: Penn State, a land-grant institution is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. Based on current Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries are ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America. A student survey completed in 2014 found overall student satisfaction with the University Libraries to be at the top of its category. The University Libraries hold membership in ARL, CRL, CLIR, and DLF. Collections exceed 5.8 million volumes and include more than 102,000 current serial subscriptions. The University Libraries are located at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania, and they serve approximately 6,000 faculty and 44,000 students at University Park, and more than 92,000 students system-wide.

The Eberly Family Special Collections Library at University Park holds more than 200,000 printed volumes, over 25 million archival records and manuscripts, and another million photographs, maps, prints, and audio-visual items. More information about all special collections in the University Libraries is available online at http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/speccolls.html

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington, Philadelphia, and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cibcc.org.

Compensation: Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online at http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/jobs/facjobs/ioa.html. Interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Please reference Box IOA-LIBJ in your letter of application. Review of applications will begin March 27, 2015 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment requires successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Head of Research Services – Pennsylvania State University Libraries – University Park, PA

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek applications and nominations for the position of Head of Research Services for the Special Collections Library. The person appointed to this tenure-track faculty position will manage and coordinate all aspects of reference services provided to onsite and remote researchers.

The Head of Research Services reports to the Head of the Special Collections Library and is responsible for overseeing the Reading Room, maintaining appropriate security procedures in the handling of collections in the Reading Room, developing and maintaining public service policies and procedures, planning and coordinating the public face of user services to the academic community, and directly supervising the research services staff, who have responsibility for operations and services related to the collections and their use by scholars, students, and the general public.

Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises research services staff; may supervise interns or student assistants.
  • Defines cohesive strategies for managing remote and in-person reference activities, including (but not limited to) training, policies, and procedures for the Reading Room, fulfilling duplication requests, as well as collections retrieval and reshelving.
  • Oversees the Special Collections Library’s use of Aeon (researcher and collections management system).
  • Coordinates and provides reference service to faculty, students, and other researchers on a rotating basis, including occasional weekend duty.
  • Works in collaboration with the Instruction and Outreach Archivist, Curators, and the University Archivist to coordinate instruction and outreach activities.
  • Provides vision and oversight of the Special Collections Library website. Working with the Instruction and Outreach Archivist, provides leadership and oversight for use of social media, such as the Special Collections blog, to promote Special Collections services and collections to the research community.
  • Manages, in consultation with curators, the rights and permissions for publication and reuse of items in collections.
  • Develops institutional strategy for tracking and reporting archival use and impact metrics, and coordinates assessment efforts.
  • Works with the Archivist for Collection Management to align collection usage trends with processing strategies and develop effective archival discovery mechanisms.
  • With the Digital Records Archivist and others, develops strategies for providing access to the growing collection of born-digital archival content.
  • Works closely with other public service heads on general policies and overall direction for research services in the University Libraries.
  • Completes other projects as assigned/directed.
  • Engages in research, scholarly publication, and professional service activities. Participates in local, regional, or national professional organizations; enriches professional expertise by attending conferences and continuing education opportunities.
  • Represents the Special Collections Library on relevant library committees, task forces, etc.

Qualifications
Required:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program, or a Masters degree in Information Science, Archival Science, or a related field.
  • Experience with special collections research services, ideally gained in an academic library setting.
  • Experience training and supervising staff, interns, and student assistants.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Experience with cataloging systems and archival discovery tools.
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment.
  • Potential to achieve the requirement for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.
  • Please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/policies/ulhrg07.html to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

Desirable:

  • Subject knowledge in one or more of the Special Collections Library’s primary collecting areas, such as modern American literature and history, labor history, and/or university history.
  • Experience working with modern institutional records.
  • Experience with born-digital materials.
  • Experience using Aeon.

Environment:
Penn State, a land-grant institution is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. Based on current Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries are ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America. A student survey completed in 2014 found overall student satisfaction with the University Libraries to be at the top of its category. The University Libraries hold membership in ARL, CRL, CLIR, and DLF. Collections exceed 5.8 million volumes and include more than 102,000 current serial subscriptions. The University Libraries are located at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania, and they serve approximately 6,000 faculty and 44,000 students at University Park, and more than 92,000 students system-wide.

The Eberly Family Special Collections Library at University Park holds more than 200,000 printed volumes, over 25 million archival records and manuscripts, and another million photographs, maps, prints, and audio-visual items. More information about all special collections in the University Libraries is available online at http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/speccolls.html.

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington, Philadelphia, and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cibcc.org.

Compensation:
Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online at http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/jobs/facjobs/hdrs.html. Interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Please reference Box HDRS-LIBJ in your letter of application. Review of applications will begin March 27, 2015 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment requires successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Assessment Librarian – University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

The Assessment Librarian is a faculty tenure track position that is a leader in developing and coordinating the implementation of a comprehensive and strategic assessment program within the George A. Smathers Libraries. The position serves to promote a culture of assessment, to provide various forms of expertise and increase the technical competencies of library staff in this area. This expert oversees and participates in assessment efforts throughout the Libraries; collects, analyzes, and documents a wide range of data; and contributes to a data–driven approach to achieving strategic objectives. The Assessment Librarian supports data analysis and reporting needs across the Smathers Libraries, and provides training and consultation on evaluation, data, and reporting tools and techniques. The work of the Assessment Librarian and the engagement of library staff will both enable the Smathers Libraries to document value and impact and to make evidence-based decisions, ensuring that the most effective programs, services, and spaces are offered to users.

The Smathers Libraries encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Assessment Librarian will serve on various committees and teams, including the Statistics and Assessment Committee. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Assessment Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Assessment Librarian 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 April 6, 2015 and review of applications will begin on March 19, 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.

Managing Assistant Director – Wenzhou-Kean University – Wenzhou, China

The Managing Assistant Director for Business Resources and Liaison Services serves as the primary curriculum and research contact for Wenzhou-based College of Business and Public Management students, faculty and administrative staff at the Wenzhou-Kean University campus. Reporting to the Associate Director of Learning Support and Student Services, the Managing Assistant Director strongly influences how effective the University Library can be in meeting business student information literacy goals, bringing library instruction into business and management classes, supporting faculty research efforts and providing appropriate and timely communication to all WKU affiliates from Library units. This position is located in Wenzhou, China and requires a flexible schedule which may include evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and a minimum of two years of professional experience in library information delivery systems, digital or library research or business work experience in an institution of higher education or related field required.  An ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, Master of Library Science or the equivalent degree as determined by the appointing authority is preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. Charlie Greenberg, Director of the Wenzhou-Kean University Library, by email at greenbc1@kean.edu. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made.  Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.