Youth Services Librarian II in Fayetteville, North Carolina

TITLE: Librarian II/Youth Services position #LIB0050 – Cliffdale branch
LIBRARY: Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
CITY: Fayetteville, NC
SALARY: $41,132
QUALIFICATIONS:

Master of Library Science degree (MLS) with 18 months experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library. Six months supervisory experience preferred. Experience in providing services to youth is preferred.
Trainee candidates must have at least 12 months experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library.
North Carolina Public Library Certification within 18 months of employment.
CONDITIONS:

Selected applicant must have or obtain, and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license with an acceptable driving record; must have access to transportation; background check with local law enforcement agency required; and must submit to a drug-screening test and receive a negative result for the use of drugs specified in the county policy. Refusal to submit to testing or a confirmed positive test shall be basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer.
DUTIES:

Supervises, hires, trains, evaluates and schedules Youth Services staff within a regional location or Headquarters Library to ensure policies and procedures are followed, customers are given efficient, prompt, and competent assistance, and pleasant working conditions are maintained. Assists customers in computer labs. Develops and conducts age-appropriate programs within and outside the library, including but not limited to coordinating and delivering deposit collections to local child care centers during outreach visits. Provides assistance to customers at the service at the Youth Services desk or Adult Information Desk by assisting with information requests and readers’ advisory. Assists customers with computer labs. Oversees Youth Services collection development including print and electronic materials under the direction of the Youth Services Coordinator, and contributes to system wide collection development areas, including responsibility for expending a designated portion of Youth Services materials budget; purging obsolete and worn materials; and making recommendations for replacement materials. Develops plans for Youth Services programming to ensure adequate number of programs for children and their caregivers are provided and effectively promotes programs using system resources. Acts as person in charge and mediates customer service issues in the absence of location manager. Discusses with supervisor work methods, problems, short- and long-range developments and/or plans. Actively participates in Youth Services Council and coordinated programming among all locations as determined by the Youth Services Coordinator, and makes recommendations for programs, policies, and procedures. Promotes library Youth Services and programs through, but not limited to public outreach such as informational fairs, school and/or child care center visits, and writing occasional articles as requested. Compiles, prepares and maintains departmental reports, records, statistics, and budget information. Participates in professional training and activities to keep current on issues and trends and to further professional development. Provides Youth Services training under the direction of the Youth Services Coordinator, including, but not limited to: Children’s literature, puppetry, storytelling, book talking, programming skills, reader’s advisory and reference. Participates in planning special events, including but not limited to: Summer Reading Club, Children’s Book Week, and Teen Read Week, and other special events. Maintains an attractive and inviting department. Works collaboratively with community agencies serving youth. This job description in no way implies that the duties listed here are the only ones the employee can be required to perform. The employee is expected to perform other tasks as directed by their manager or supervisor.
AVAILABLE: immediately
APPLY BY: Open until filled
TO APPLY: We accept on-line applications only. You may complete the application from our website at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cumberlandcountync/default.cfm
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Ms. Dagmar Aerdelman at (910) 483-7727 extension 1305, fax: (910) 486-5372, or e-mail: daerdelman@cumberland.lib.nc.us or the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7653;
Library website: http://www.cumberland.lib.nc.us/ccplsite/

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Short Term Research Job Opportunity

As a professional courtesy, I have been asked to post the job opportunity detailed below.  Inquiries should be directed toa-zastrow@kellogg.northwestern.edu.

Research assistance needed to identify global cases that Illustrate marketing concepts. Estimate 20 to 40 hours, completion by October 15. Compensation negotiable.

Please contact Ann Zastrow, Director, Executive Programs, a-zastrow@kellogg.northwestern.edu.

Science Liaison and Reference Librarian: Washington, DC-United States

Science Liaison and Reference Librarian- Collections, Research & Instruction

The Science Liaison and Reference Librarian will develop and manage research collections that include the sciences, mathematics, statistics and computer science, which combined have a materials budget of $2,600,000. She/He will also foster the development and expansion of research and instruction activities to meet the information needs and support the research and curricular goals of the University’s science programs.  The incumbent actively engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned areas, developing strong relationships and promoting the Library’s relevant services and collections.

Actual assignments will be made based on the successful candidate’s experience and interests.

This position works directly with students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty, researchers, other University staff and administrators, University alumni, and members of the public.

With a second Science Liaison and Reference Librarian, the incumbent in this position develops collections housed in the Blommer Science Library and supports the students and faculty who use that library location primarily Blommer Science Library and is responsible for meeting the Information needs of users in at that location.  The position reports directly to the Head of Collections, Research and Instruction.

Requirements:

  • Masters in Library Science (MLS) accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in the sciences, math, statistics, computer science or related field preferred
  • Knowledge of or experience with information resources in the sciences, math, statistics and/or computer science
  • Two years minimum experience in the provision of public services (reference and instruction) in an academic or research library setting
  • Ability to work with diverse, research-oriented students and faculty

Other Skills: Successful performance requires analytical ability, initiative, imagination, and excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as a broad-based interest in and current awareness of information technology applications for the delivery of scientific information.

Apply here. 

EEO Statement
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

Metadata Analyst: Berkeley, California

Please see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/LHRD/currentjobs.html#20535

Metadata Analyst #20535
Job ID: 20535
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Library Administration
Application Review Date: The First Review Date for this job is October 1, 2015.

Departmental Overview

In addition to maintaining the metadata within the Library’s catalog OskiCat, Catalog & Metadata Services is responsible for the cataloging and physical treatment of all new monographs and serials in all formats and languages (except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) for the UC Berkeley Main and subject specialty libraries. The Department works closely with Library Applications & Publishing to load vendor records, on projects to improve catalog quality, and to identify and create non-MARC metadata for digital library projects. The Library Applications & Publishing Group (LAP) provides technical support for Library, including developing, purchasing and/or supporting all types of hardware platforms and software applications. LAP has primary responsibility for supporting and building UC Berkeley Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS), Digital Library, and web presence.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Metadata Management Unit within the Library’s Catalog & Metadata Services Department (C&MS), this position works with a workleader in the Library Applications and Publishing (LAP) unit within the Library Systems Office (LSO). The Metadata Analyst position serves as an important bridge between the two Library units. The Metadata Analyst provides metadata analysis, ingest, and management services within the Catalog & Metadata Services Department and Library Applications & Publishing. Resolves structural and content errors, omissions, and ambiguities that may result in problems that affect access to library research resources and broad aspects of user comprehension. Engages in post-ingest metadata cleanup services and projects as needed. Within the Metadata Management Unit, collaborates with others to ensure the creation and management of quality metadata across Library information databases and systems. Liaises with Library staff within and beyond C&MS and LAP to identify and plan metadata service projects. This may include advising Library units on metadata issues and workflows, participating in workflow analysis and optimization, and identifying and advising project or unit leaders on best practices. Works in partnership with Library research resource vendors on issues of metadata availability, delivery, and content.

Required Qualifications

Experience with a variety of metadata standards and applications, especially MARC and RDA.
Knowledge of OCLC and integrated library systems, preferably Millennium.
Basic understanding of the MARC formats and standards for both bibliographic and authority data, including specific fields and their function.
Requires knowledge of data management systems, practices and standards.
Must have knowledge relating to logical data design, data warehouse design, data integration or the management of web content or other unstructured data.
Must be able to prepare simple data models under guidance of more senior professionals.
Must be familiar with important types of data models, such as logical/relational models, dimensional models and document models.
Strong analytical and design skills, including the ability to abstract information requirements from real-world processes to understand information flows in computer systems.
Critical thinking skills and attention to detail.
Good interviewing and listening skills.
Written and oral communication skills. Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner with both technical and non-technical staff.
Requires basic knowledge of data management operations, including data definition, data modeling, data analysis, data base administration & support, data conversion and management of content or unstructured information.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills together with attention to detail for complex, possibly repetitive, detail-oriented work.
Demonstrated project management skills, understanding of project management approaches and tools. Must be able to clearly define project scope, phases, and schedule, and be able to manage resources and schedules.
Demonstrated ability to use or proven ability to learn basic and advanced tools such as XSLT or scripting, to transform or remediate metadata.
Ability to participate in multiple concurrent projects in a given timeframe, monitor project workflow, provide regular reports or updates as necessary, and meet project deadlines.
Must be self-motivated and be able to work independently or as part of a team.
Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to write technical specifications.
Advanced knowledge of national cataloging standards and tools, especially: OCLC, Anglo American Cataloging Rules, RDA, Library of Congress classification and subject headings.
Detailed understanding of MARC formats and standards for both bibliographic and authority data, including specific fields and their function.

Salary & Benefits

The hourly salary is $25.14 – $31.13
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Metadata Management Professional, UC Berkeley, California

Metadata Management Professional #20343

Job ID: 20343
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Library Administration
Application Review Date: This position will remain open until October 16, 2015 or until filled.

Departmental Overview

In addition to maintaining the Library’s catalog OskiCat, the Catalog & Metadata Services Department is responsible for cataloging and physical treatment of all new monographs and serials in all formats and languages (except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) for the UC Berkeley Main and subject specialty libraries.

Responsibilities

Creates and upgrades metadata/catalog records for materials in all formats. May provide metadata for foreign language materials as necessary. Performs complex database maintenance by resolving conflicts, improving, or correcting bibliographic, item, holdings and/or authority records in the UCB online catalog, OskiCat. Performs problem analysis for NRLF, subject specialty, and other library collections. May work with special workflows such as: analytics, replacements, and multi-volume monographs. May contribute authority records to national cooperative cataloging program and/or may perform complex authority and headings work in local database. Analyzes, evaluates, interprets, and revises or proposes revisions to established guidelines; writes documentation and provides training pertaining to unit procedures and policies. May serve as an expert liaison to other Library units.

Required Qualifications

Experience recognizing and resolving catalog errors
One or more years of experience performing copy and original cataloging for monographic resources and/or serials
Functional knowledge of national cataloging documentation and tools (i.e. OCLC, RDA, RDA toolkit, PCC BSR, Anglo American Cataloging Rules, MARC21 formats, Library of Congress Classification and Subject Analysis)
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Strong service orientation
Reading fluency in one or more Western European, Eastern European, South Asian or South East Asian Languages
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills together with attention to detail for complex, possibly repetitive, detail-oriented work.
Ability to participate in multiple concurrent projects in a given timeframe, monitor project workflow, provide regular reports or updates as necessary, and meet project deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

Experience using the Millennium Integrated Library System
Experience with serials, especially holdings statements and holdings records
Experience working with and/or creating non-MARC metadata
Salary & Benefits

Annual salary is $47,600 to $65,000.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Bioinfomationist Position at the University of Florida

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) seeks a creative and service-oriented Bioinformationist to enhance the Health Science Center Library’s (HSCL) existing bioinformatics support program, and to provide liaison services (consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management) for selected basic sciences departments and graduate programs in the UF Academic Health Center (AHC). In this tenure-track faculty position, the Bioinformationist will expand and lead the HSCL’s bioinformatics support efforts through the development and teaching of courses and workshops, and individual and group consultations. As a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services (BHIS) team, the Bioinformationist provides information services in a variety of modes (in person, email, house calls), performs course-integrated instruction, and participates in the department’s teaching program. The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as development of web-based resources, new service development and current service evaluation. The library encourages staff participation in decision-making and consequently, the Bioinformationist serves on various committees and teams. The Bioinformationist works collaboratively with members of BHIS, the Informatics Librarian, the Data Management Librarian, and clients, and will be responsive to campus bioinformatics support needs that arise. The Bioinformationist performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment, and in accordance with the library’s tenure and promotion criteria.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1.  Develop the HSCL’s bioinformatics support program based on an understanding of client need and with the commitment to develop this program into a national leader in library-based bioinformatics support services.

2.  Develop and provide bioinformatics resource instruction and training, consultation, and other bioinformatics-related services to primary clientele in the AHC and is responsive to campus bioinformatics support needs that arise.

3.  Provide liaison services to the faculty, post-docs, students, and staff in assigned basic biomedical sciences departments and academic programs in the AHC. Liaison services include instruction, consultation, collection development, and other client-centered services as identified.

4.  Participate in instruction programs using traditional and novel classroom methods and educational technologies, particularly in areas related to bioinformatics and basic biomedical sciences.

5.  Provide expertise on a range of bioinformatics databases and tools such as those offered by NCBI.

6.  Apply for grants in support of bioinformatics initiatives and provides support to grant writers in assigned academic units and programs.

7. Create web-based guides highlighting relevant resources and services.

8.  Participate in collection management program. Select and evaluate subject based materials related to liaison assignment and work with faculty in selecting materials (print and electronic) to support their academic and research programs.

9.  Participate in planning, policy formation and departmental decision making related to services, resources, and new technologies.

10.  Perform scholarly research and provide service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
· MS or PhD in biomedical sciences or relevant discipline (for example – bioinformatics, biology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, computer science) or equivalent degree.
· Experience using bioinformatics resources, such as those available from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), commercial vendors, or open-source tools.
· Knowledge of scientific statistical methodologies.
· Strong commitment to client-focused service.
· Strong presentation skills.
· Strong analytical and organizational skills.
· A strong commitment to collaboration with library clients and colleagues.
· Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills necessary to successfully interact with research community.
· Self-motivation, with the ability to set and attain goals effectively, and the flexibility to adapt to change.
· Ability to work effectively as part of a team within a culturally diverse client community – faculty, researchers, clinicians, students (professional, graduate, and undergraduate), administrators, and staff.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
· Experience and strong interest in grant writing.
· Experience working in a library.
· Experience performing laboratory research.
· Teaching experience (one-on-one and/or group settings).
· Experience serving a health or biological science client population.
· Experience using research-related literature databases such as PubMed.
· Familiarity with web-based instructional tools.
· Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.

The search will remain open until November 12, 2015, and review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015.  Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/#/job/493624/bioinformationist. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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.

Librarian, Research & Learning – The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Position Summary

Librarian, Research & Learning – The University of Arizona, University Libraries, Tucson. Key partner in the University’s research enterprise and education mission, engaging with faculty and researchers across all disciplines. Develops campus partnerships, placing librarians and their expert services and resources into faculty workflow and the educational continuum. Assesses needs, acquires and manages information resources. Continuing Eligible; University faculty. Pay DOE; full benefits. Requires masters in library/info science or relevant advanced degree, excellent interpersonal and strong communication skills.

As a whole, the Research & Learning (R&L) Department provides point-of-need assistance and consultation across all research services, as well as expert services and support in assigned areas. The department is also responsible for implementing the Libraries’ instructional program and, with other library units, for information resources management.

 

Duties & Responsibilities
Cultivate strong relationships and partnerships with faculty, staff, and administrators in assigned departments/colleges.
Assess needs and provide point-of-need assistance and consultation across all research services (e.g., copyright, repository services, data management planning, information literacy outcomes assessment, etc.), as well as expert services and support in assigned areas.
Develop and deliver effective and efficient instructional services (providing students with active and assessable learning opportunities through faculty partnerships, and the development of in-class or train-the-trainer sessions, online tutorials or guides, course assignments, or other appropriate learning activities).
Seek out and pursue opportunities where the library can facilitate greater research or instructional productivity, or improve student learning by inserting new or existing services into the teaching, learning, or research workflows.
Gather data and analyze trends in teaching and research programs at departmental and college levels. Remain aware of scholarship in assigned disciplines in order to respond to unit needs.
Acquire and manage information resources needed by clientele, ensuring that our policies and practices are aligned with and support the University’s strategic goals and ongoing curricular and research needs. Track new and emerging information resources within assigned subject areas.
Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or other relevant advanced degree
Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives. Strong verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
Liaison-related experience in a higher education environment or liaison experience/skills, coupled with a strong understanding of higher education. Demonstrated initiative in working across organizational boundaries.
Ability to identify opportunities and capitalize upon them. Ability to advocate, influence, and persuade others.
Excellent analytical, time management, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills.
Ability to conceive of, plan, document, and complete projects or complex assignments.
Ability to embrace ambiguity in a changing environment and be committed to continual professional development, improvement, and learning.
Initiative, optimism, flexibility, and follow through.
Experience with existing and emerging social sciences and humanities research tools, methodologies, and resources (e.g., GIS, data visualization, government information, digital humanities, etc.).
Experience in supporting faculty throughout the research lifecycle (e.g., grant support, in-depth reference consultations, research impact assessment, etc.).
Working knowledge of European and/or Middle Eastern languages.
Desired Start Date 01/04/2016

Contact Information for Candidates
Glenda Hendrickson
520/621-6429
ghendric@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 09/16/2015
Close Date – open until position is filled
Open Until Filled Yes

Review begins 10/6/15. Apply at http://uacareers.com/postings/5541. 520-621-3662; TDD 621-8299 (M-F 8-5).

The University of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer-M/W/D/V.