Head of Technical Services, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, AR

The University of Arkansas Libraries are seeking a highly experienced and nationally engaged individual to lead the Technical Services Department.  The position is responsible for oversight of acquisition, processing, and accessibility of materials for the Libraries’ collections.  Reporting to the Director for Collection Management & IT Services, the Head of Technical Services will oversee workflow and engage with new technologies and enhancement opportunities in response to user needs and priorities of the University Libraries.  A key objective will be to balance departmental functions with library initiatives and services (digitization, instruction, and research).  The department head must foster an environment of effective communication and collaboration with departmental faculty and staff.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; demonstrated interpersonal skills encompassing the ability to interact with a variety of colleagues and levels of staff; ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and create efficiencies; demonstrated ability to promote teamwork, equality, and inclusiveness; and excellent written and oral communication skills.  Continue reading

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Head of Electronic Resources, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Are you someone colleagues look to for answers?  Do you have extensive background working with electronic resources from selection to negotiation to seamless access for users? Would you be successful working with teams that include bibliographers, negotiators, acquirers, catalogers, and information providers, sometimes in the role of leader, other times, as an influencer, advocate, or active contributor? Are you excited about the possibilities that open access will offer to extend access to scholarly content to the world of life-long learners? Are you prepared to lead the staff at the heart of Harvard Library’s Electronic Resources?

I want to make you aware of an exciting leadership opportunity at Harvard Library. The Library seeks a dynamic and collaborative Head of Electronic Resources with a solid record of leadership, vision, and accomplishments in electronic resource management. While managing a strong and talented, eight-person Electronic Resources unit, this leader will work across domains to leverage the synergies between collection development, scholarly communication, and electronic resources as s/he recommends the strategic direction for electronic resources management, applying knowledge of current issues and trends in e-resource licensing, copyright, collections and content, acquisitions, and the publishing industry.

Please take a moment to look at the position description and process for submitting an application.

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Or go to http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs[hr.harvard.edu] and search for Req. ID 36994BR

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E-resources Service Specialist, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

This position is responsible for duties in the Information Management & Discovery unit within the KU Libraries Acquisitions and Resource Sharing department. Currently staff in this unit are responsible for making sure material holdings are accurately reflected on the public record and access to e-resources is uninterrupted. This includes maintaining data produced from Voyager, Illiad, and Serials Solutions (ProQuest), the departmental webpages and stored documentation, according to local, national, and international standards and best practices. The unit also serves as the initial service point of the Acquisitions & Resource Sharing department, which includes email, IM, phone, and walk-in services.

Staff in this unit work in a unique environment that is highly detailed, data-driven, and user centered.  The unit uses project management skills to plan work and manage tasks that cross multiple units or departments. This work involves managing a high volume of interpersonal communication that occurs in person, over the phone, or in writing (email, IM, online documentation).  Staff in this unit ensure data is available to make well-informed judgements, while exercising flexibility to respond promptly and courteously to immediate user needs.

See more details at https://employment.ku.edu/staff/4497br. Applicants  are encouraged to apply by the closing date October 11th.

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Special Formats Cataloging Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, AL

RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual for the position of Special Formats Cataloging Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Resource, Acquisitions & Discovery and working collaboratively with the two current cataloging librarians and appropriate units in the Libraries, this position supports the discovery of and access to UA Libraries resources through metadata creation, analysis and enrichment. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

 ·         Performing original and complex copy cataloging of special format materials such as music print and non-print materials (including scores, books, sound recordings and audio-visual media), serials, kits, and curriculum materials using AACR2, RDA, MARC, LCSH on OCLC and Voyager systems;

·         Participating in special cataloging and database cleanup projects as needed;

·         Performing authority work including contributing to national programs such as NACO;

·         Assisting in hiring, training, scheduling, and distributing work to other staff, graduate teaching assistants, and student workers;

·         Evaluating the effectiveness of catalog data and metadata for resource discovery;

·         Keeping abreast of current issues and trends in cataloging.

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; B.A. in Music or equivalent, a minimum of 3 years music cataloging experience; solid working knowledge of cataloging standards and schema such as AACR2, RDA, LCSH, MARC; demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies; and effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: advanced degree in Music, five or more years of experience in music cataloging; experience using OCLC Connexion, integrated library systems (Voyager preferred) and/or digital content management system(s); working knowledge of authority control, including the creation and use of authority records.

 ENVIRONMENT:  The University Libraries maintains membership in NACO, the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, LYRASIS, and the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries. The Libraries use Ex Libris’ Voyager Integrated Library System. The Libraries’ homepage may be accessed athttp://www.lib.ua.edu.

 SALARY/BENEFITS:  This will be a non-tenure earning, renewable faculty position.  Competitive salary.  Excellent benefits.  Moving allowance may be available.

 TO APPLY:  Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu.  A letter of application, resume, and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be included.

 Open until filled. Applications received by October 20, 2015 are assured of receiving full consideration.


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Instruction Librarian, LaGuardia Community College Library, CUNY, NYC

LaGuardia Community College is seeking an Instruction Librarian to perform teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

The successful candidate will participate in the Library’s information literacy program which includes for-credit instruction, course-related information literacy classes, and drop-in workshops for students, faculty and staff. Responsibilities may include, as assigned, design and teaching of classes; scheduling of instruction; outreach to and collaboration with faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum; development of teaching materials; adaptation of new instructional technologies to local needs; experimentation with various models for the delivery of library instruction; planning and implementation of assessment of library instruction; and organization of professional development for Library faculty. Candidate will also provide one-on-one research assistance at the Reference desk; contribute to collection development by serving as liaison to one or more academic departments or programs; and participate in the work of committees of the Library, the College, the University, and professional organizations.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://cuny.jobs/queens-ny/instruction-librarian-instructor-or-assistant-professor/80CF2BEAAEAF46259D769589364BAE93/job/.

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Instructional Design Librarian, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

The Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State University seeks an innovative and service-oriented librarian to develop instructional materials utilizing emerging technologies that enhance the learning experience of students and faculty within the University, regional campuses, and online programs. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in learning pedagogy, developing online instructional tools, and serving the needs of online students and faculty.

Reporting to the Head of Reference & Instruction, the position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment. Salary: $40,000 plus an excellent benefits package.

See full listing and apply online at: https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=760

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