Assessment Coordinator, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Assessment Coordinator will create and lead the Adelphi Libraries’ Assessment Program in order to promote the advancement of student success and academic excellence at Adelphi. The successful candidate will work closely with library faculty and administrators, teaching faculty, and  campus partners (Office of Research and Planning, Information Technology, etc.)

Primary Responsibilities:

Assessment (55%)

  • Provides expertise and leadership in planning team-based assessment and implementation of the processes to collect, organize, preserve and disseminate  data for evidence based decision-making, strategic planning, and external reporting.
  • Working collaboratively with library faculty, administration and staff to assess resources and services to demonstrate the value of the Libraries in the advancement of teaching, learning, and scholarship.
  • Harvests and assesses statistical and other data on the use of e-resources (databases, ebooks, and streaming services) to ascertain their utility and for institutional reporting.
  • Analyzes and reports quantitative and qualitative data gathered from various sources including library systems, vendor statistics, observations, surveys, web analytics, interviews, and focus groups, and facilitates the use of this data to support library initiatives for space planning, collections and services.
  • Collaborates with Libraries’ initiatives related to outreach, development, and other needs to successfully communicate the Libraries responsiveness to user needs in a rapidly changing scholarly environment.
  • Participates in reference service (10%)

Liaises with one or more departments or schools  (15%)

Other Responsibilities (20%)

Represents the Libraries to other groups around campus and the region; serves on University and Library committees; participates in professional associations and bodies; participates in scholarly and professional activities including research and publishing required for reappointment, tenure and promotion.

Qualifications:

This is a tenure-track library faculty position. Applicants must hold a master’s degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science. A second post-baccalaureate degree or similar proof of advanced study is highly preferred and is required for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor and for tenure.   Applicants must have experience as a librarian in an academic or research library and documented experience in assessment in libraries, higher education, or other complex organizations.  Applicants must possess excellent supervisory, interpersonal, and communications skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a collegial environment.

Preferred qualifications

  • Academic background and/or experience in statistical assessment, analysis, and program evaluation.
  • Experience conducting analysis and creating customized reports using statistical software applications, (i.e., Excel, SPSS, etc.) and data visualization software (i.e. Tableau, etc.)
  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects including setting and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within an academic community.
  • Experience developing strategic and operational planning.
  • Demonstrated successful leadership and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in communicating with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

To apply, please visit http://hr.adelphi.edu/position-openings/

 

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Academic Technology Librarian, The Citadel, Charleston, SC

The Daniel Library at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina invites applications for an Academic Technology Librarian. This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. The Citadel consistently ranks as the #1 Public College in the South (offering up to a master’s degree) in U.S. News & World Report’s Education Rankings. Charleston continuously wins awards for friendliness, best restaurants, tourist attractions, and more.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide research and technology assistance through individual consultations at the Research and Information Desk through virtual reference services and during library instruction sessions. Additionally, successful candidates will have ongoing professional development in the areas of instruction, technology, and reference skills is expected. Tenure and promotion are dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, scholarship, and service to the college and community.
The minimum qualifications are an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, one year of higher education library instruction and reference experience, strong computing, communication, interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills, demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues in a collaborative team-based organization and flexibility in adapting to change, and experience with the following technologies: 3D printing, 3D scanning, CNC milling, and other creative and emerging technologies.
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Electronic Resources Librarian, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

The Pratt Institute seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian. Under the general supervision of the Chair of Library Faculty, but with routine day-to-day collaboration with the Head of Technical Services, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the management of electronic and digital resources and serials subscriptions specifically regarding issues of access, user support, and resource acquisition. As library resources evolve and with a view across formats, this position will contribute to the evaluation of scholarly and disciplinary resources by providing data on elements such as format options, usage patterns, cost, and relevance to Pratt’s areas of study and research. In addition to familiarity with subscription based electronic resources, the candidate will be knowledgeable about managing access to born digital and open access resources.

The Electronic Resources Librarian is a 12-month per year, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. Library faculty have academic departmental liaison responsibilities that include collection development and management, information literacy instruction, and outreach.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent
  • 3 years library experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SUSHI protocol and COUNTER standards.
  • Demonstrated facility with spreadsheet software and experience doing data cleanup.
  • Familiarity with electronic resources management tools such as Serial Solutions, EZ Proxy, and iii Electronic Resource Management
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to set and modify work priorities independently with a high degree of initiative
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of principles of diversity and inclusion; ability to work well with diverse populations; and demonstrated level of cultural competence
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to set and modify work priorities independently with a high degree of initiative
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of principles of diversity and inclusion; ability to work well with diverse populations; and demonstrated level of cultural competence

To see the complete position announcement and to apply, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y97hjxf4

Review of applications to begin February 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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Cataloging Project Manager, Washington, D.C.

LAC Federal is seeking for a Cataloging Project Manager with a background in cataloging rare books. This is for a prestigious federal library on Capitol Hill. This is a long term full time (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited contract position.

Requirements:

This project requires supporting a full range of cataloging tasks including:

  • Provide high-quality, original catalog records containing appropriate subject and copy-specific information for historic print books in consultation with agency cataloging team.
  • Supplement OCLC records with item-specific information and subject headings and deletes unwanted fields; adds any missing physical description of the work.
  • Enhance the agency’s catalog record by, for example, adding publication year to call number; adding publisher as a tracing; verifying all name, series, and subject entries; adding link; adding item record; and printing out and affixing spine label.
  • Follow guidance provided by the conservation experts, carries out basic conservation measures such as boxing or tying book together in cases where the books are in poor physical condition.
  • Advises on initiatives to encourage the use of historical textbooks by a broad scholarly public.
  • Trains and maintains quality control of work done by junior cataloger.
  • Participates in the development of a digital preservation strategy for the agency.

Qualifications:

All applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or formal coursework or training in rare books, special collections librarianship, and original and copy cataloging.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in special collections or rare books librarianship, including experience in cataloging historic printed books.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging national cataloging standards, including RDA, MARC, AACR2, and historic book cataloging principles. DCRM(B) experience highly preferred.
  • Experience using OCLC and Sirsi Dynix or comparable ILS.
  • Understanding of preservation and conservation theory and practice.
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail, demonstrated problem-solving skills, flexibility and creativity.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/pqFXgR

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Coordinator of Resource Acquisition and Management, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

The University Libraries at Appalachian State University seek a Coordinator of the Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) team. RAM is responsible for monographic and serial acquisitions in all formats, electronic resource management, collections budget management, cataloging in all formats, metadata creation for the Libraries’ digital collections, interlibrary borrowing and document delivery, physical processing, and adding content to the University’s institutional repository. The successful candidate will be a creative and analytical thinker and will have experience leading and managing technical services, a record of successful projects, and the ability to manage change and to adapt to new expectations.  As part of the Libraries’ middle management group, the RAM Coordinator will work to fulfill the Libraries’ mission and to meet strategic goals. The Libraries seek to recruit and retain faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds to enrich the social, cultural, and intellectual missions of the University.

Appalachian State University is located in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. The University is committed to promoting sustainability and creating global connections.

University Libraries faculty work in a collegial team-based environment, participate in the University Libraries’ liaison program, and engage in active programs of scholarship and professional service. The Libraries offer strong support for professional development activities, including publishing, presenting, and attending conferences and workshops.

For complete announcement, please see https://hr.appstate.edu/employment/faculty-vacancies/569

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