Digital Projects Librarian, University of Tennessee

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE LIBRARIES

FACULTY VACANCY

Digital Projects Librarian

Appointment Rank:                 Assistant Professor

Immediate Supervisor:           Associate Dean for Research & Scholarly Communication

Salary:                                                 minimum $50,000

Available:                                June 1, 2016, or earlier if search is completed

The Digital Projects Librarian supports the UT Libraries mission by helping to digitally deliver valuable and unique scholarly and cultural heritage materials to the broadest audience.

The position provides leadership in the capture, delivery, and preservation of high quality, accessible, and user-friendly digital collections. The Librarian establishes and assures adherence to standards and best practices for digitization of text, image, and audiovisual materials. This position is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and assessing digital production workflows within the Digital Production unit. The Digital Projects Librarian supervises staff in Digital Production and works collaboratively with colleagues in the Digital Library Program.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

·      Directs the daily operations of the Digital Production unit

·      Oversees projects and staff in the areas of imaging, post-processing, quality control, optical character recognition, text markup, structural and technical metadata, audiovisual conversation/reformatting, and file management

·      Coordinates and schedules time-sensitive digital projects, as well as ad hoc requests and ongoing digitization initiatives

·      Establishes digitization benchmarks and ensures high quality output

·      Selects and maintains specialized equipment, software, and resources for digitization, reformatting, and conversion

·      In conjunction with Digital Initiatives, ingests digital collections into the digital asset management system for preservation and delivery

·      Supervises and trains staff and student library assistants in the unit

·      Works collaboratively with colleagues in Digital Initiatives, Special Collections, and Cataloging in support of the Digital Library Program

·      Keeps current with the latest developments in imaging, multimedia conversion, indexing, and text markup and serves as a resource to others

·      Serves the library profession through involvement in professional organizations and through cooperative efforts with other information professionals

·      Engages in scholarly activity through publications and presentations

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

·      Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program

·      Excellent organizational and communication skills and demonstrated ability to handle and document complex analytical and detailed work

·      Experience working with scanning equipment such as flatbed, sheet fed, and large format overhead scanners

·      Experience manipulating and processing digital images

·      Knowledge and understanding of the standards needed to manage digitization activities including capture, post-processing, OCR, quality control, and preservation

·      Ability to work independently as well as collegially in a diverse and collaborative team environment

·      Evidence of ability to engage in research, publication, and service consonant with University and Libraries guidelines for tenure and promotion

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·      Successful supervisory experience

·      Experience working with multimedia and/or digital photography

·      Familiarity with library digital repository or asset management systems

·      Experience drafting, maintaining, and applying documentation and policies for digital projects

·      Ability to work in multiple operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and Linux

·      Familiarity with XML, particularly TEI

·      Experience with one or more scripting languages, for example, PERL, PHP, or Ruby

·      Familiarity with version control system such as GIT

·      Experience delivering training or instruction

ENVIRONMENT

The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus — through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources.

The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the university and community.  We are a national leader in the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise.   The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

The University of Tennessee is committed to creating a welcoming environment.  More information about how we continually strive to put our principles of civility and community into action here in Knoxville is available athttp://www.utk.edu/diversity/.

Additional information about this position and the UT community is available athttp://www.lib.utk.edu/employment/digital-projects-librarian.

BENEFITS

Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (VOYA/ING, TIAA/CREF, VALIC) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans.  Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees.  Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume or CV, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Manager, Library Dean’s Office and Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000.  Application materials may be sent via email attachment toejgreene@utk.edu.   Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.  Review of applications will begin January 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Instructional Services Coordinator, FIU, Miami FL

Instructional Services Coordinator

        The FIU Libraries seek a creative, innovative, and learner-centered Instructional Services Coordinator to provide leadership for a well-established, student-centered Instruction and Information Literacy program. The Coordinator works collaboratively with the RefTech Team, the research and instructional technology support unit, within the Information & Research Services (I&RS) department and subject liaisons in the department to help deliver scalable and sustainable online instruction, to improve teaching effectiveness, and ultimately, to enhance the Libraries’ Instruction and Information Literacy program.

The Coordinator supports student learning across disciplines by working with faculty/staff and librarians to facilitate the use of curriculum-specific information resources, promotes the use of curriculum-based information resources, assesses student-learning outcomes, and evaluates the effectiveness of the information-literacy program.  Working to advance the University’s student success initiatives, the Coordinator will serve as a liaison to the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and other campus partners.

Reporting to the Interim Head of Information & Research Services, the Instructional Services Coordinator also takes an active role in the Libraries’ reference services, collection development activities, and participates fully in scholarship and service as a library faculty member, while working collaboratively with other library faculty to meet the mission and goals of the University Libraries.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordinator of Library Education Programs

·      Coordinates and oversees a library instruction program based on the Libraries’ mission and goals.

·      Collaborates with library and teaching faculty and other partners to apply learning theories in the development, design, implementation, and maintenance of general and course-specific library-instructional materials, including the creation of effective lesson plans, assignments and assessment strategies.

·      Identifies, implements, and promotes innovative online tools and instructional services.

·      Collaborates with the RefTech team to encourage and facilitate the integration and use of digital-learning objects into course-management systems and other online environments.

·      Conducts formal assessment of the Instruction and Information Literacy program, including assessing the effectiveness and usability of online-learning objects and other library instructional materials in enhancing student-learning outcomes.

·      Develops workshops designed to further advance the instructional methodology being employed by the teaching librarians, improve instructional effectiveness, and promote integration of information literacy into departmental curricula on topics such as pedagogy, assignment design, student-centered instruction, learning theory, learning styles, student learning assessment, and technical training.

Reference Services, Instruction and Collection Development

·      Participates in public service delivery to faculty and students and provides basic reference services (email, phone, chat, etc.). Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

·      Participates in library instruction sessions.

·      Takes part in collection development and performs campus departmental liaison duties.

Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development

·      Participates in scholarship, faculty governance, and service as a library faculty member

·      Works cooperatively on departmental or library-wide initiatives as appropriate to position function

·      Other responsibilities include: maintaining current awareness of emerging instructional design skills/techniques and their applications to library instruction; actively participating in local, national, and international meetings and organizations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·      ALA-accredited MLIS and a degree/certificate or coursework in instructional design

·      Minimum of four years post-MLIS experience in a library or educational institution

·      Demonstrated competency and effectiveness in instruction, in a face-to-face and virtual classroom setting

·      A minimum of one year of academic library assessment experience; documented experience in developing assessment tools and administering assessment in both physical and virtual environments

·      Demonstrated ability to effectively use emerging library and teaching/learning technologies, including learning management systems; Experience with technologies and tools that deliver e-learning content such as course/learning management systems, content capture tools, and presentation tools

·      Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, and organization skills, including the ability to effectively impart knowledge and skills

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·      Ability to work flexibly, creatively, and collaboratively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population; Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail

·      Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within library and university web/online communities

·      Demonstrated project management and problem solving skills and an established ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities concurrently

Qualified candidates are encouraged to Job Opening ID 509252 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and must attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  All inquiries should be directed to Sarah J. Hammill, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at hammills@fiu.edu.

Collection Applications Developer-Oxford, MS

 

Library of Congress Junior Fellows 2016 Program

The Library of Congress is proud to announce that it is accepting applications for its competitive 2016 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program from now through Friday, January 22, 2016. Please forward this message to potentially interested students.   Click here to apply for the program: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423248100Click here to view the Library’s official press release about the program: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2015/15-214.html.

The Junior Fellows Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world’s largest, all-inclusive library. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, Fellows explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. Fellows are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access, and information technology. Students applicants will rank their top three projects choices from a list of 26 projects. If selected, students will either work 1:1 with their Project Mentor or be placed on a small team and collaborate with one or two other Junior Fellows in addition to their Project Mentor.

The 2016 Junior Fellows program will take place from May 31st 2016 to August 5th 2016 (fellows must be present for the entirety of the program). Fellows are paid a $300 weekly, non-taxable stipend during this 10-week program. The Library’s stipend is meant to defray the cost of housing, food, travel, and other expenses. The program offers Fellows a transportation subsidy for the duration of their internship in addition to the Fellows’ regular stipend. Please click here for FAQ.

If you find you have questions after reviewing our website, please do not hesitate to contact us at juniorfellows2016@loc.gov.

Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship

The Darien Library is now accepting applications for the 2016-2018 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship. Recent and upcoming graduates are encouraged to apply. For additional details, please see the posting below, or contact me, Claire Moore, at fellowship@darienlibrary.org.

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship

An extraordinary opportunity for an extraordinary new Children’s Librarian.

 Harold McGraw was an active supporter of Darien Library with a personal commitment to education and a belief in the important role a child’s library experiences play in the beginning of life-long literacy. The McGraw family has funded the formation of a Children’s Librarian Fellowship at Darien Library to honor his memory, through a two-year full-salaried position for a recent Master in Library Science graduate who possesses:

 ·         Exemplary scholarship

·         A passion for working with children and for the development of literacy

·         Significant leadership promise

·         Strong personal qualities

·         A penchant for technology

Selection Process

The Fellowship will be open to LIS graduates from an accredited Library

School in the United States or Canada who will have received his or her diploma between September 1, 2015 and September 1, 2016.

Applications will be due April 1, 2016. After initial screening, interviews for finalists will be held at a mutually convenient time and place, and the finalist will be invited to visit Darien Library for a meeting with the Fellowship Committee prior to appointment.

Term

The successful applicant will be employed at Darien Library for two years, commencing approximately July 1, 2016, with a final employment date of

June 30, 2018.

Compensation

The Fellow will be paid initially at the Connecticut Library Association

MLS minimum salary for entry-level positions (for 2015: $51,675) with full benefits, paid membership in CLA and ALA, and funding for attendance at the American Library Association Annual Meeting and other meetings as appropriate.

Position Parameters

The Fellow will work as a member of the Children’s Services team, providing reference and readers’ advisory services in addition to creating and conducting programs for children and families. The Fellow will be given specific, defined, high-stakes projects and responsibilities that will be determined by the candidate’s skills and interests. The Fellowship will provide experience, growth, and challenges in the following areas:

·         Children’s materials collection development

·         Program development, implementation, and evaluation

·         Outreach to defined areas of the community

·         Continuing education and professional development

·         Access to the latest technology

This Fellowship is an opportunity to work on significant projects and gain experience in close coordination with a strong staff.

More information about the Fellowship and application process is available

at darienlibrary.org/mcgrawfellowship.

Business and Public Administration Liaison Librarian, Penn State University Libraries, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Business and Public Administration Liaison Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applicants for the position of Business and Public Administration Reference Librarian at the Penn State Harrisburg Library.  This tenure-track faculty position will serve as the subject specialist and liaison for Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration (http://harrisburg.psu.edu/business-administration) and School of Public Affairs (http://harrisburg.psu.edu/public-affairs).  Additionally, the position will also serve as liaison to the Homeland Security programs through Penn State’s World Campus (http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu).   The Business and Public Administration Reference Librarian is a member of the University Libraries faculty and works as a member of the Penn State Harrisburg Library public services team.  Required duties include reference desk coverage; liaison responsibilities with the School of Business and the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg and its research centers and special projects; subject-related instruction, workshops, and research assistance; collection development in specific areas of business, public affairs, and reference; and provision of services as one of four services coordinators.  New faculty benefit from the strong mentoring program developed by the University Libraries to support new faculty in tenure-track appointments in fulfilling expectations in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.

REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); experience with reference and bibliographic instruction; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library social media applications; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively; facility with emerging technologies; and the potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.  Some evening and/or weekend work is required. Preferred qualifications include at least one year of post MLS experience with relevant reference and instruction experience at an academic or research library. An advanced degree or graduate level study in business or public affairs-related areas is desirable. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

ENVIRONMENT: Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, Pennsylvania.  The campus is just east of Harrisburg, the state capital, and about one and one half hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore, and two hours from University Park and Washington, D.C.  The three-story, 115,000-square-foot, technologically advanced academic research library includes 300,000 volumes, more than 600 journals, and 1.3 million microforms. With access to nearly 750 databases and 110,000 online full-text journals through the Penn State University Libraries, the facility provides extensive support to online and remote users.   The college offers 35 baccalaureate degree programs, 25 master degree programs, and three doctoral programs.  Penn State Harrisburg also offers the first two years of study leading to more than 160 baccalaureate majors offered throughout the Penn State system.  There are approximately 4,678 students.  More details about the Penn State Harrisburg Library can be found at http://www.hbg.psu.edu/library.  Information about the college and surrounding area can be located at http://www.hbg.psu.edu//hbg/generalinfo.html.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications.  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.  To apply, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/jobs/facjobs/HBLL.html.   To be considered for the position, 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).   Review of applications will begin January 4, 2016 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Burns Library Head of Public Services-Boston College

The John J. Burns Library of rare books, special collections, and archives at Boston College is seeking a user-focused Head of Public Services and Engagement to lead and manage its reading room, web and social media presence, and other research support services. The incumbent will also develop and lead Burns Library’s instructional outreach program and coordinate the University Libraries’ exhibits program. A new position reporting to the Burns Librarian and Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, the incumbent will supervise two professional librarians and two library assistants. As a member of the Burns Library management team, this position shares responsibility for fostering a collaborative culture that consistently delivers high levels of energy, performance, and impact.

The ideal candidate will have experience developing effective and efficient research services and will be conversant in the principles and practices of scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and information literacy. S/he will have demonstrated abilities to bring innovative and engaging pedagogical approaches to the interpretation of primary source materials and the definition and assessment of learning outcomes. S/he will also have the ability to develop talent and expertise in others, creating an enriching atmosphere charged with excitement.

Applicants should have a minimum of four years of experience working in a research library, archives, or museum in progressively responsible roles that include responsibilities for managing research services and at least two years of staff supervision. A master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent is required. An advanced degree in a subject area relevant to Burns Library collecting areas is strongly preferred. Reading proficiency in one or more modern European languages is also highly desirable. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.

For information about the Boston College University Libraries and the application process for this position, please visit: http://libguides.bc.edu/employment. As part of their online application, applicants should submit a current resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of references. References will not be contacted without prior permission. The salary range for this position is $70,450-$ $88,050 depending on qualifications and experience.