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University Librarian, Drew University Drew University Madison, NJ

Drew University seeks a dynamic and experienced professional for the position of University Librarian to oversee and lead the Drew University Libraries, including Special Collections, University Archives, and Methodist Collections.

Reporting to the Office of the Provost, the University Librarian, a member of the Library faculty, is responsible for the innovative, effective, and inspiring management of all aspects of the Libraries, including collection acquisition and development, budgeting, staff,  library services, physical spaces, informational technology resources, donor relations, and strategic planning.

Drew University welcomes applications from collaborative, enthusiastic candidates with a proven record of leadership and a strategic, innovative vision of academic librarianship to continue our culture of service and to further establish the library as the community center of the University.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the Library’s vision, mission, and strategic goals in concert with those of the University.
  • Oversee the assessment and evaluation of library functions.
  • Lead, supervise, and inspire Library faculty and staff. This includes supporting Library faculty and staff through professional development.
  • Manage the Library budget and oversee general Library expenses under the direction of the Office of the Provost.
  • Advance teaching and research by promoting information literacy, reviewing collection allocations, by working collaboratively with other campus units (including Instructional Technology, University Technology, and the Center for Academic Excellence), and by engaging with the administration and faculty of all three schools of the University (the College of Liberal Arts, the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, and the Theological School).
  • Continue and strengthen the integration of  digital technologies into the Libraries, including the further development of specific projects such as Digital Humanities and an Institutional Repository.
  • Extend and expand outreach programs both to the Drew community and also to the larger community. Initiate event programming and represent the interests of the Libraries to the University community.
  • Collaborate with the General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church to promote use of the Methodist Archives and to strengthen the relationship between Drew and the GCAH.
  • Cultivate and enhance donor relations in collaboration with University Advancement, strengthen the Library’s relationship with the Friends of the Library, and lead the University Library Committee.
  • Participate in University committees and in appropriate professional organizations and learned societies.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution
  • 5-8 years of experience in library leadership
  • Demonstrable success in leading and managing library staff, including providing professional development opportunities
  • Demonstrable experience with organizational budgeting, financial management and resource allocation, preferably in libraries
  • Demonstrable understanding of critical trends in library and information science, including the ability to evaluate new and emerging technologies
  • Familiarity with current and developing best practices in collection development, particularly in an academic environment
  • Outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively with faculty, students and library colleagues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An additional advanced degree
  • Successful fundraising experience or experience with donor relations and outreach
  • Strong interest in information literacy, primary source literacy, open access, and scholarly communication
  • Experience with or a demonstrable commitment to collaboration across University units, and a vision of how to take advantage of the strengths of the various groups
  • Familiarity with and demonstrable ability to use pertinent digital technologies with the goal of raising the visibility of Drew’s collections and services both within the University and beyond
  • Evidence of scholarship or scholarly interests pertinent to the position

Application:
Please submit a resume/CV, cover letter and 3 references to HR0517-2@Drew.edu. For fullest consideration please submit application materials by June 20, 2017.

 

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. This position is subject to a background check.

June 20, 2017
Scholarly Instruction Librarian Kenyon College Gambier, Ohio

Kenyon College’s Library and Information Services seeks an innovative, dynamic, and highly collaborative librarian who will enthusiastically deliver library research and instruction services to students, faculty, and the community. The librarian will bring disciplinary resources to inform research and instruction programs and contribute expertise to help develop and support new campus initiatives. The person in this position will collaborate with other library and technology areas such as Special Collections & Archives and Data Services. As a member of the Research & Instruction department, the Scholarly Instruction Librarian will serve as a liaison to fine arts and social science departments and will provide collection development, research, and instructional support to those departments. The Scholarly Instruction Librarian will teach or co-teach our for-credit information literacy skills course.

A successful candidate will be experienced with individual and group instruction in library use and research tools, promotion and support of innovative applications of information literacy across the campus. They will also provide workshops and instruction for the Kenyon community at large, and the Kenyon Academic Partnership (KAP). We are seeking someone who is committed to the liberal arts education and who will engage and support faculty and students in teaching, learning, and research.

Required:

  • ALA-Accredited Master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent. 
  • Two years relevant experience as a librarian. 
  • Demonstrated strong instructional teaching skills.
  • Experience providing research assistance in an academic library including research/ reference services.
  • An understanding and knowledge of current and emerging trends in library instruction.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A strong public service orientation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on teams. 
  • Work schedule will require some evenings and the occasional weekend.

 Preferred:

  • Undergraduate/Graduate degree in history or fine arts (e.g. art history, music)
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, special collections, and others in order to advance research and promote integration of primary sources to enrich the curriculum and research.
  • Experience with online resources, information technologies, and collection management.
  • Experience with existing and emerging research tools, methodologies, and resources.
  • Experience using mobile devices, social networking, and other forms of technology to deliver information services to library constituents.

 

July 15, 2017
Digital Scholarship & UX Design Librarian, Middlebury College Middlebury College Middlebury, Vermont

Middlebury College seeks a creative and user-focused information professional to join our library staff as  Digital Scholarship & UX Design Librarian. The Digital Scholarship & UX Design Librarian will catalyze and support the use of digital research methods within the library and across academic disciplines. Specifically, the person in this position will apply user-centered, universal design principles to digital projects, library web content and printed materials in a team-based work environment. Working in close collaboration with colleagues, the Digital Scholarship & UX Design Librarian will also teach information skills, provide research and technology assistance, and create print and web-based instructional and publicity materials. If you have a passion for digital scholarship, teaching, and a commitment to the evolving role of the library in a liberal arts education, we strongly encourage you to apply.

 

Master's degree required. This could be either an MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited program or its equivalent; or an MS/MA or PhD in a relevant subject. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

To view the full job description and to apply online, please visit:

https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/15157

 

Located in the scenic Green Mountains of Vermont, Middlebury is a nationally recognized liberal arts college that offers graduate and specialized programs operating around the world. Middlebury employees enjoy a high quality of life with excellent compensation, competitive benefits, and access to top-notch facilities for education, research and recreation.

 
June 5, 2017
Public Services Librarian Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH

Ohio Wesleyan University is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located 20 miles north of Columbus. The Libraries at Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications for the position of Public Services Librarian.  A professional librarian who is a voting member of the faculty, the Public Services Librarian has responsibility for providing quality library instruction and research support to the OWU population, serving as library liaison to assigned departments and programs (currently English, Sociology/Anthropology, Education, and Theatre/Dance departments as well as some first year experience courses), and providing reference services virtually and in-person.

Required Qualifications       

The Public Services Librarian must have an ALA-accredited MLS; second master’s or equivalent training in another discipline is desired; and have a minimum of three years progressively responsible experience in academic libraries, including extensive expertise with information literacy. Other key skills include ability to work consortially, the ability to form a strong rapport with faculty and students, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written). Must be a self-starter and able to work independently as well as a part of a team in a collegial environment. Must have good problem solving skills and exercise sound judgment in dealing with a variety of issues. 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Undergraduate, graduate or equivalent work training in English or Literature

  2. Experience with first year experience groups or activities

  3. Proficient in the use of social media and/or experience managing an organization’s social media presence. 

General Responsibilities

  1. Serves as librarian liaison to departments and programs as assigned (currently Education, English, Music, Philosophy, Sociology/Anthropology, and Theatre/Dance)

  2. Teaches course-related instruction/information literacy classes, including first year courses (ENG 105, UC 160)

  3. Provides reference services virtually and in person

  4. Responsible for collection development in assigned areas

  5. Assists in using emerging technologies to support library services

  6. Participates as a member of the Public Services staff, which includes participation in library-wide planning and serving on library committees.

  7. Provides University service

  8. Represents OWU and works collaboratively with consortial counterparts (Five Colleges of Ohio, CONSORT, and OhioLINK)

  9. Maintains confidentiality

  10. Other duties as assigned

Completed application packets will include:

  • Cover Letter with salary requirements,

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • The names, titles, & contact information for three professional references. 

Please email application materials to: jobs@owu.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Open until filled
Science Librarian Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY

Skidmore College seeks a creative, collaborative Science Librarian with strong pedagogical grounding to lead efforts to support teaching, learning, and research in the physical and life sciences.  The College is particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and candidates who have had experience working with students from underserved populations. Strong candidates will demonstrate awareness of issues relating to diversity and inclusion in the sciences, including the need to make the sciences more accessible to a broader range of students.

Open until filled. First consideration: May 1, 2017
Director of Archives and Special Collections University of the South Sewanee, TN

The University of the South is recruiting a new Director, University Archives and Special Collections who will manage, direct, and coordinate the day-to-day operations of University Archives and Special Collections. This position reports to the Associate Provost for Library and Information Technology Services.

Open until filled
Director of Data Education Washington and Lee University Lexington, Virginia

Position Summary:

Washington and Lee University Library invites applications for Director of Data Education, a non-tenure track faculty appointment, to establish a program to:

  • engage faculty and students in incorporating statistical and computational data analysis methods (data science) into the undergraduate curriculum and scholarship;
  • provide guidance for students in finding data sets as well as teaching students how to clean and manipulate data for use in analytical and statistical applications;
  • offer peer tutoring to students who need assistance with data and statistical applications.

The program will make a significant contribution toward meeting the increasing demand for data-intensive courses as well as promoting data and statistical literacy across the curriculum. We are interested in candidates from all areas of statistical sciences and analytics, in the broadest possible sense, to teach skills with broad, real-world application. 

Essential and Related Functions:

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about developing educational offerings in a liberal arts environment and coordinating the library’s collaboration with faculty on data-oriented projects across a variety of disciplines, particularly in the social sciences. The candidate should expect to teach 3 to 7 credit hours per academic year.  Teaching responsibilities may involve co-developing and co-teaching data-intensive courses with faculty from various departments.

Provide education, advice, and consultation on data analysis software packages, statistical and quantitative research methods, data collection, data management, and visualization.

Collaborate with colleagues among the library faculty in order to expand the concepts from our well-developed digital humanities program to the social sciences and other disciplines.

The minimum salary is $60,000.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have:

  • A PhD or Master’s degree in a data-intensive discipline (e.g., statistics, sociology, economics, geography, public administration, urban planning, public policy, public health), or an ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent) with a strong statistical background; a terminal degree is required for promotion;
  • Academic or professional experience using quantitative methodologies;
  • Experience teaching data-related skills and tools with application in various disciplines;
  • Enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment with small class sizes;
  • Experience with a programming language used in data analysis such as Python or R;
  • Experience with software for statistical and quantitative analysis (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Stata);
  • Knowledge of public and proprietary sources of national and global data;
  • Knowledge of geospatial data and technologies;
  • Willingness to learn how textual and numeric data resources are used in disciplines across the liberal arts and sciences;
  • Familiarity with fundamentals of data management, preservation, and reproducibility;
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools;
  • Comfort with or willingness to learn about APIs for data retrieval;
  • Familiarity with textual information as structured data, e.g., XML;
  • Strong desire to work in a team environment;
  • Strong service orientation;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to meet University and library promotion expectations; the position carries with it support for research time and funding for professional development.

About the Library and University:

The library is a teaching organization that collaborates with faculty to prepare students for life-long learning. The university prides itself on being a teaching-intensive institution, fostering close contact with undergraduate students in a traditional classroom setting as well as small-group and individual instructional settings. Undergraduate research is an emphasis on campus, and faculty are encouraged to develop research programs in which undergraduates can be genuine participants and collaborators.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

For a full description of this position and application procedures, visit - http://jobs.wlu.edu/postings/3389

Review of applications will begin July 5 and continue until the position is filled.

open until filled
Associate University Librarian for Technical and Digital Services Wesleyan University Middletown, CT

Wesleyan University Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative leader for the position of Associate University Librarian for Technical and Digital Services. This position reports to the Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian, works closely with the Senior Library Management Team and serves as Librarian-in-Charge in absence of the University Librarian

This is a brand new position created for the Library’s vision towards providing 21st Century resources and services to a vibrant academic community. With responsibility for the overall administration and coordination of the Library’s technical and digital services, this position will play a vital role in helping us implement our vision for the future.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervises, guides, and collaborates with 5 professional and 7 paraprofessional staff to provide excellent service to all library patrons through acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, digital initiatives, and systems
  • Leads the division in developing and reviewing policy and workflows to best suit the needs of the 21st century library, in keeping with the goals set forth for the university in Beyond 2020 and the library strategic plan
  • Consults and coordinates with the senior management team on issues that affect the library as a whole/
  • Works with the direct reports to set departmental priorities including project management, planning, budget, professional development, data extraction, and personnel
  • Serves on CTW Collections Committee and represents the library in consortial efforts as appropriate
  • Seeks and leverages library partnerships in collaborative technology initiatives with Wesleyan Information Technology, the Center for Pedagogical Initiatives and other applicable departments on campus and beyond
  • Serves as the lead contact for technical service & digital vendors ; reviews and negotiates contracts for eResource packages.
  • Serves on University committees and works with faculty, staff, and student groups as appropriate
  • Maintains current knowledge of trends and changes in the library profession,  represents the Library and contributes to the library profession through participation in the work of professional organizations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent
  • 5 years of increasingly responsible professional library management experience in an academic setting
  • Experience with acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, digital initiatives, and/or systems
  • Demonstrated leadership, planning, and organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks with major impact on critical operations of the organization.
  • Experience with licenses, contracts, and vendors
  • Strong analytical skills and budgeting experience
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively and to play a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness within the Wesleyan Libraries and the campus

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Familiarity with trends in eResource acquisitions, management and licensing
  • Experience with library technology planning
  • Experience with library digital projects and policies
  • A subject Masters degree

Interested parties can apply at the following link:

https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5865

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