Public Health Liaison & Data Curation Specialist, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, MN

Apply Online at: http://z.umn.edu/ulib350

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for a liaison to the School of Public Health who will also serve as a research data curation specialist. We seek applicants who are innovative and flexible, possess data management skills, and understand public health as a broad discipline and its impact on population health and disease prevention.

This position is a member of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries, which includes include the Bio-Medical Library (http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/biomed), the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, and the Veterinary Medical Library.  HSL is led by the Director and Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences, and the position reports to the Associate Director for Education and Research Services.  The successful candidate will collaborate with 15 librarians and 16 staff in HSL as well as with librarians and staff across the University Libraries.

We are seeking an outgoing, proactive, engaged professional who can develop collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students of the School of Public Health (http://www.sph.umn.edu/), and create new tools, programs, and initiatives that respond to information trends in public health education, practice and research.  Areas of responsibility include the integration of content and inquiry skills into the eLearning environment, effective use of research networking systems such as Experts@Minnesota, and the application of methods to measure research impact.  In response to the University’s Research Data Management policy (http://policy.umn.edu/research/researchdata) and recent federal mandates to make research data publicly accessible, we envision this position supporting the management and curation of research data sets. Responsibilities include analyzing data sets for sensitive data, recommending best practices for de-identification, and ensuring that metadata is applied to facilitate discovery and re-use. The liaison will contribute to the broader efforts of a Libraries-wide team that focuses on research data curation (https://www.lib.umn.edu/datamanagement/archiving), and will collaborate with other University data management initiatives, such as those within the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI, http://z.umn.edu/ctsidata) and the College of Liberal Arts (CLA, http://researchsupport.cla.umn.edu/).

The individual will also contribute to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement, as he/she works towards continuous appointment status.

The University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center (AHC, http://www.health.umn.edu/) is one of the nation’s few comprehensive centers encompassing programs in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and allied health, as well as a number of interdisciplinary programs that serve the entire University. A new AHC Education and Learning Center is being planned, and a new Health Sciences Library will be a key element of the Center.  In addition, the University of Minnesota and the Libraries have a strong record of outreach and service to the state and region.

Responsibilities of the Public Health Liaison:

  • Forge relationships with faculty, staff, and students of the School, consulting and collaborating on a wide range of topics to identify their information needs and provide solutions to their information problems.

  • Work closely with faculty and students to understand their changing workflows, seeking opportunities to partner on projects or grants that require deep expertise in information science and data management.

  • Develop effective services and tools for managing and curating data sets, including identifying sensitive data, recommending best practices for de-identification and applying metadata to facilitate discovery and re-use.

  • Apply active-learning techniques in classroom and workshop settings on a wide range of information-related topics, such as library research skills and the basics of data visualization.

  • Actively engage with faculty as partners in integrating content (licensed or freely available) and critical inquiry skills into the curriculum.

  • Promote new modes of scholarly communication and recruit institutional scholarly output for inclusion in the University Digital Conservancy (http://udc.umn.edu) and the Data Repository for the U of M (DRUM, http://z.umn.edu/drum).

  • Contribute to the goals and strategic initiatives of the Libraries through leadership of and/or active participation in collaboratives, working groups and task forces.

  • Collaborate with the HSL Research Services Coordinator, the Libraries’ data curation specialists, and other research/data management service providers across the University (CTSI, CLA).

Qualifications

Required:

American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science OR a combination of an advanced degree in a related discipline (e.g., public health, social work, sociology, psychology, etc.) and relevant experience.
Familiarity with sensitive research data and an understanding of best practices for de-identification.
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and actively engage with faculty and students.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a research-intensive environment.
Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

Preferred:

Working knowledge of major statistical software (SAS, R, SPSS, STATA).
An understanding of and skill in data visualization techniques.
Demonstrated understanding of scientific research processes and methods for measuring research impact.
Experience in a health science or academic research library.
Experience in the design and integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services.
Facility with technology (e.g., basic programming, web applications, APIs) and its application in academic contexts.
Demonstrated ability to teach, with an understanding of instructional design principles, particularly in an eLearning environment.
Demonstrated involvement in professional activities.

This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous-appointment track, academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level.

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Clinical Information Librarian, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, MN

Apply Online at: http://z.umn.edu/ulib351

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for a Clinical Information librarian. We seek applicants who are innovative and flexible, offer subject expertise and technology skills, and possess an understanding of the patient care, clinical research, and educational needs of professional and graduate programs in the health professions.

This position is a member of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries, which includes include the Bio-Medical Library (http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/biomed), the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, and the Veterinary Medical Library.  HSL is led by the Director and Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences, and the position reports to the Associate Director for Education and Research Services.  The successful candidate will collaborate with 15 librarians and 16 staff in HSL as well as with librarians and staff across the University Libraries.

We are seeking an outgoing, proactive, engaged professional who can develop collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students in designated departments, research centers and institutes within the Medical School (http://www.med.umn.edu/), and create new tools, programs, and initiatives that respond to information trends in medical education, practice and research.  Areas of responsibility include the integration of content, evidence-based practice and health literacy into the curriculum and eLearning environment, effective use of research networking systems such as Experts@Minnesota, the management of research data, and the application of methods to measure research impact.

The individual will also contribute to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement, as he/she works towards continuous appointment status.

The University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center (AHC, http://www.health.umn.edu/) is one of the nation’s few comprehensive centers encompassing programs in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and allied health, as well as a number of interdisciplinary programs that serve the entire University. A new AHC Education and Learning Center is being planned, and a new Health Sciences Library will be a key element of the Center.  In addition, the University of Minnesota and the Libraries have a strong record of outreach and service to the state and region.

Responsibilities of the Clinical Information Liaison:

  • Forge relationships with clinical care teams in assigned departments of the Medical School providing consultation and collaboration with clinical faculty, trainees and health professions staff on a wide range of topics including evidence-based practice, scholarship, and research.

  • Coordinate and participate in hospital rounds, morning report, case conferences, and other clinically relevant forums within assigned departments of the Medical School.

  • Work with clinical care teams in the University’s experiential learning sites to understand workflow and clinical information requirements, and identify how knowledge-based resources can be integrated into clinical research and practice.

  • Collaborate with researchers to develop effective and efficient strategies in managing clinical research data and information.

  • Seek opportunities to partner with researchers in projects or grants that require deep expertise in information science and data management, for example integrating library content into decision-support technologies.

  • Collaborate with library colleagues on developing and offering research services such as systematic reviews and research impact reports.

  • Apply active-learning techniques in classroom and workshop settings on a range of information-related topics, such as evidence-based practice and consumer health literacy.

  • Promote new modes of scholarly communication and recruit institutional scholarly output for inclusion in the University Digital Conservancy (http://udc.umn.edu) and the Data Repository for the U of M (DRUM, http://z.umn.edu/drum).

  • Provide leadership for and contribute to library-wide projects.

  • Contribute to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement.

Qualifications

Required:

American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science OR equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience.
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and actively engage with faculty and students.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a research-intensive environment.
Ability to think and react quickly in an active clinical setting to find the best evidence.
Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

Preferred:

Undergraduate or graduate degree in the physical, life, health, or related sciences.
Demonstrated understanding of scientific research processes and methods for measuring research impact.
Experience in a health science or academic research library.
Experience in the design and integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services.
Facility with technology (e.g., basic programming, web applications, APIs) and its applications in academic contexts.
Experience with evidence-based information retrieval and in the use of clinical reference sources, tools and search engines.
Demonstrated ability to teach, with an understanding of instructional design principles, particularly in an eLearning environment.
Demonstrated involvement in professional activities.

This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous-appointment track, academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level.

 

Metadata Supervisor, Los Angeles area – California

METADATA SUPERVISOR

LIBRARIAN III

 

This position is a key member of the team that manages and maintains the integrity of the RAND’s bibliographic and repository databases. Following national bibliographic standards and local practice, create original bibliographic and complex copy records for items in all formats. Assign, monitor and review work of non-exempt staff. Ensure the efficient workflow and scheduling of the unit. Participate in company-wide taxonomy and document repository projects. Other duties as assigned. Reports to the Manager of Metadata and Taxonomy.

Qualifications

Required Skills:

Familiarity and proficiency with the following:
LC and MeSH classification and subject headings
Copy and original cataloging for all formats
MARC and RDA standards
Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time
Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity
Effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people
Ability to work independently and as a team member in a rapidly changing environment on a variety of simultaneous workflows

Desired Skills:

Familiarity with EOS.Web integrated library system
Experience in a research or corporate library setting
Familiarity with submitting records to OCLC
Experience with MARC to XML encoding

Requirements:

MS/MA in Library Science or equivalent work experience (minimum 6-8 years)
Supervisory experience (minimum 2 years)
US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance as this position requires a security clearance. US Citizenship is needed to obtain a clearance.

Education Requirements

MS/MA in Library Science or equivalent work experience
Experience

Minimum 6-8 years experience to include supervisory experience of at least 2 years

For details and to apply, go to http://www.rand.org/jobs.html. Click on “Find a job” and then enter “metadata” in the search box.

Information Management Specialist, Geneva – Switzerland

The recruitment policy of the WTO is to seek to attract and retain staff members
offering the highest standards of competence, efficiency and integrity.
As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the WTO gives full regard to merit and diversity.
Vacancy Notice No.: EXT/F/15-50
Issued on: 15 October 2015

Title: Information Management Specialist

Application Deadline (CET): 12 November 2015

Grade: 6 Division: Language, Documentation and Information Management

Contract Type: Fixed-term

Starting Salary: CHF 84,820 net per annum (approximate)

Duration: Two years with the possibility of extension

Other Conditions:
In accordance with WTO Staff Regulations and Staff Rules and WTO Pension Plan Regulations.
The World Trade Organization offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, separation grant, and 30 days annual leave. Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, installation grant, education grant, rental subsidy, and home leave.
Additional information on the compensation package is provided on the WTO website: http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/vacan_e/comp_package_e.pdf
The Secretariat of the WTO is seeking to fill a position of Information Management Specialist in the Information Management Services of the Language, Documentation and Information Management Division.
General Functions

Under the supervision of the Chief, Official Documents and Records, the incumbent will manage and administer the WTO Central Registry of Notifications (CRN) and all associated services; updating and maintaining the registry database in co-ordination with staff in the Documents Management, Monitoring and Production Section. The incumbent will perform the following functions:

1. Receive and process all notifications submitted by Members for inclusion in the CRN and act as a focal point for enquires and information on notifications.

2. Provide relevant information and support services to Members and liaise with divisional representatives in the Secretariat on notification issues.

3. Index notifications entered in the registry database according to their content and specific trade/product coverage.

4. Update, modify or correct value lists and notification requirements in conjunction with divisional representatives.

5. Produce periodic reports and statistics on the state of notifications for both Members and the Secretariat; remind Members of their obligations to notify and, in conjunction with the division concerned, request outstanding information from Members who have not fulfilled their notification requirements.

6. Supervise the work of the CRN assistant and provide training and instruction.

7. Participate in ongoing discussions on the future evolution of the notification process within the WTO Secretariat.

8. Undertake any other administrative and/or data management activities as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

An advanced university degree in library science / information management or a basic university degree plus a qualification in this field recognized by a professional body that is equivalent to an advanced university degree.

Knowledge and Skills:

Demonstrated professional experience in indexing, analysing and describing information materials and records according to internationally recognized standards.

Excellent command and use of IT (Information Technology) tools relevant to information organization and retrieval.

A sound understanding of the principles of indexing. Knowledge of the Harmonized System and other product classifications would be an asset.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to work as part of a team is essential.

The following interpersonal capabilities are required: relate to and build relationships with colleagues; communicate information in a clear way and understand information; present technical facts to knowledgeable specialised audiences; work as a member of a team, relating to others, while working independently to achieve his/her objectives.

Work Experience:

Minimum two years’ relevant experience.

Languages:

Excellent command of English, both oral and written is required. A good working knowledge of French and/or Spanish would be an asset.

Additional Information:

Only applications from nationals of WTO Members will be accepted.

The WTO may use various communication technologies such as video or teleconference for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. The recruitment process may also involve the use of various forms of testing, assessment centres, interviews and reference checks.

Candidates not selected whose performance in the selection process nevertheless shows them to be suitable for a similar position may be kept on a roster for up to 18 months, and may subsequently be called upon as and when the need arises for additional resources.
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APPLICANTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO SIT A WRITTEN EXAMINATION
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APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY IF SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW
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Please note that all candidates must complete an online application form.
To apply, please visit the WTO’s E-Recruitment website at: https://erecruitment.wto.org.
The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has
been posted and well before the closing date – Central European Time (CET) –
stated in the vacancy announcement.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE
CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

 

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NCSU Libraries Fellows, 2016-2018, NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Job posting: NCSU Libraries Fellows, 2016-2018

NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC USA

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the NCSU Libraries Fellows, 2016-2018, to a select group of M.L.S. and M.I.S. graduates who will receive the degree between September 2015 and August 2016. The NCSU Libraries offers you the opportunity to launch your career in a leading research library, where librarians experience the rewards of working with a diverse clientele, including outstanding faculty and students in nationally ranked academic programs. You will gain experience in teamwork and have access to decision makers. Your assignment to an innovative initiative allows you to work closely with librarians and information technology professionals throughout the library. The NCSU Libraries Fellows program differs from many others by allowing Fellows to determine the direction of their development by choosing the initiative or the home department to which they are assigned. Library managers and administrators are readily available to provide feedback and guidance to help you develop skills and learn how to make good career decisions. The Fellows program can provide you with experiences that will enhance your learning potential and future career opportunities.

Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/epa/fellows2016-2018. AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.

Department Head, Cataloging and Collection Management-Port Allen, LA

West Baton Rouge Parish Library

Job Vacancy – Department Head, Cataloging and Collection Management. Responsible for managing the Technical Services Department in a small public library, including ordering, acquisitions, cataloging, and processing materials for the collection. The successful candidate will exhibit broad knowledge of library tools, systems, and resources in public libraries, familiarity with integrated library systems, with strong communications skills (oral and written), excellent attention to details, and ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program, plus supervisory experience and a minimum of three years of applicable library experience.

West Baton Rouge Parish Library is a small public library serving a population of approximately 25,000 residents of the parish through one library, a bookmobile, and an outreach van. West Baton Rouge Parish is directly across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge, offering a relaxed environment with the amenities of a large metropolitan area. The library offers 105,000 items, state-of-the-art technology including 23 public computers, an assistive technology workstation, and a meeting room complete with 87” interactive SmartBoard, polycom conference telephone, flat-screen TV, and other equipment for public use.

Job Summary:

Supervise three employees. Verify and order library materials through online resources, by direct order, or by standing order. Maintain authority database, standing order file, and memorial/gift file. Supervise copy cataloging, provide original cataloging, data entry, and processing of materials for the library collection. Transition from AACR2 to RDA cataloging. Responsible for corrections, updates, re-entry, withdrawal, etc., of existing materials as needed. Process “lost and paid/lost and not paid” materials. Supervise bindery process. Provide and maintain procedures for cataloging. Monitor supplies and equipment for department. Perform other related duties as required. Schedule is 40 hours per week, including weekdays, Saturdays on a rotating basis, and the possibility of occasional evenings. Requires bending, stooping, reaching, lifting up to 25 pounds, and pushing a loaded booktruck up to 200 pounds to/from adjacent building.

Salary Range: $40,400 – $65,807 depending upon education and experience.

Benefits Include: Twelve days sick leave per year, three weeks of vacation leave per year, generous holiday policy, 100% paid health and life insurance, and participation in Parochial Employees Retirement System.

Position available January 1, 2016. To apply: application form available at www.wbrpl.com or at the library circulation desk. Mail completed form and any supporting documentation to:

Beth Vandersteen, Director

West Baton Rouge Parish Library

830 North Alexander Avenue

Port Allen, Louisiana 70767

West Baton Rouge Parish Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.