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Opening for Research and Instruction Librarian at IIT

(via Devin Savage, Illinois Institute of Technology)

The Paul V. Galvin Library at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, is pleased to announce a great opportunity for an early-career librarian who would like to work in information literacy, reference, and instruction. This position provides service to faculty, students, and staff at IIT’s Main campus, while demonstrating a commitment to service excellence to users of a multicultural academic and research environment, both on campus and online. This position is responsible for delivery of a broad range of research and instructional services in support of the university’s curriculum and mission. Reporting to the Head of Research and International Library Services,  the Research and Instruction Librarian will provide and promote high quality and innovative services to a diverse community of IIT users and beyond.

Sunday shifts are required during the academic year. Other occasional weekend and evening hours may be required. This position requires a master’s degree in library and information science. For more information, and to apply for this position, go here. If you have any questions, please e-mail Devin Savage, Associate Dean for Assessment and Scholarly Services at Galvin Library, at dsavage@iit.edu.

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(via Jeanne Sadlik, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library)

This is a great opportunity for an experienced, creative, and service-oriented Metadata and Digital Services Librarian. The Health Sciences Library is an all-electronic library that serves the diverse needs of clinicians, researchers, residents, faculty, and students in a variety of health disciplines. The main charge of this position is to make library and information resources more discoverable, thereby facilitating and maximizing the use of these resources. Related responsibilities include using metadata to create linked data within catalog records, exploring data management initiatives for the campus, and migrating the library’s portal for faculty research, from an open-source platform called BibApp to VIVO.  The Metadata and Digital Services Librarian serves as an integral part of the library services team, providing reference and instruction to the Health Sciences Campus, and the individual will be a vital member of the library’s website committee.

The successful candidate will meet the following minimum qualifications.

  • demonstrated experience performing copy and original cataloging of electronic resources
  • working knowledge of metadata standards and practices, such as MARC, Dublin Core, EAD, METS, and MODS
  • working knowledge of metadata tools and systems for creating, editing, and transforming metadata, such as XML, XSLT, Oxygen, MarcEdit, and or OpenRefine
  • demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and be able to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively, both independently and as a team member or leader
  • aptitude for complex, analytical work with an attention to detail
  • excellent organizational and time-management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines
  • excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills
  • strong service orientation

In addition, the successful candidate should have the following preferred qualifications.

  • working knowledge of Python and SPARQL, along with an interest and aptitude for learning new languages
  • working knowledge of Ex Libris Alma and Primo ILS
  • experience with Medical Subject Headings
  • 2+ years with original cataloging and metadata creation experience in an academic library within the last five years

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, click here.  Please include the names of three references. Salary is available upon request.

 

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(via Jeanne Sadlik, Loyola University Chicago)

Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library, Maywood, IL, has an opening for a Part-Time Reference Specialist (20 hours per week). The successful candidate’s work will support the teaching and learning, research, and patient care needs of a busy and diverse health sciences campus, using the resources of an all-electronic library.

The position’s responsibilities include the following.

  • staffing the Library Service Desk to provide directional, print and copy, circulation, and customer service assistance to library guests
  • performing mediated literature searches and answers questions from the “Ask A Librarian” online service
  • providing reference and research support via onsite, online, chat, and telephone service.
  • searching PubMed to locate and verify citations for inclusion in the Faculty Publications database.

For more information, including instructions on applying, please contact Jeanne Sadlik, Associate Director, Health Sciences Library, at (708) 216-5304 or jsadlik@luc.edu

 

 

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IIT Seeking Assistant Dean for User Services and Outreach

(via Devin Savage, Illinois Institute of Technology)

Illinois Institute of Technology’s Paul V. Galvin Library is a recruiting an Assistant Dean for User Services and Outreach, whose primary role will be to provide leadership and vision for the library’s public service and outreach initiatives. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a collaborative and dynamic team environment in a progressive, forward-looking library.

General Description

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Assistant Dean for User Services and Outreach will provide leadership and vision for Illinois Institute of Technology Libraries’ public service and outreach initiatives. As a member of the management team, this position will help define library strategic directions and contribute to organizational effectiveness, as well as initiate and lead specific partnerships with other IIT campus units. The position will be expected to actively collaborate with administrators and staff in the continued development of an innovative and user engagement-focused culture.

Responsibilities 

The position’s main responsibilities will include the following.

  • providing leadership for areas of User Services and Outreach, including Circulation Services, Interlibrary Loan, Reserve Services, Marketing and Outreach, coordination of 24 hour services, as well as active contribution to the coordination of user spaces, including the Exploration Space.
  • leading the development of a coordinated direction for library outreach and marketing, including identifying opportunities for institutional development. Outreach initiatives should include activities reaching out to both domestic and international graduate and undergraduate students and student groups, faculty and researchers, IIT Alumni, other campus units and departments, and other internal and external library partners.
  • providing oversight and maintenance of public policies as well as designated staffing budget responsibilities.
  • representing IIT Libraries at campus, regional, and national levels. Pursuing personal professional development and contributing to the profession through local and national professional and scholarly activities.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have the following education and experience.

  • master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution; three years’ supervisory experience in an academic or research library; must demonstrate strong organizational and planning skills; must possess strong communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact effectively with colleagues
  • relevant experience in the areas of the provision, training, and management of public service, as well as in assessment and evaluation of service for continuous improvement
  • proven record of success in administering and managing projects, including ability to evaluate and communicate project value
  • experience providing circulation, reserve, and/or interlibrary loan services in an academic environment

In addition, it is preferred that the successful candidate possess the following skills.

  • demonstrated oral communication skills with the ability to be an effective, active listener, and facilitator
  • ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of faculty, students, and staff
  • experience with managing student and work-study budgets
  • grant writing and/or fundraising experience preferred

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on Thursday, September 15. To view the full announcement and apply for the position, go here.

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(via Lynette Fields, SIU-Edwardsville)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Library and Information Services, invites applications from dynamic, proactive, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Metadata Librarian. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, innovative, collegial, user-focused librarian who will provide leadership in metadata creation. As a member of the Library faculty, this position participates in library governance activities, provides expertise regarding innovations and trends relating to metadata, contributes to creative and scholarly research, and participates in campus-wide committees.

Reporting to the Director of Technical Services, the successful applicant works in collaboration with appropriate colleagues in the creation of digital collections and digital exhibits, including supplying metadata. Is also responsible for maintenance of metadata for digital collections and exhibits. May also perform original and complex adaptive cataloging of print and non-print materials according to national standards.

For a complete description and application instructions, visit our website. Review of applications will begin on Monday, September 19, and will continue until position is filled.

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IIT Seeking Assistant Dean for User Services and Outreach

(via Devin Savage, Illinois Institute of Technology)

Illinois Institute of Technology’s Paul V. Galvin Library is recruiting an Assistant Dean for User Services and Outreach. The primary role of this position will be to provide leadership and vision for the library’s public service and outreach initiatives. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a collaborative and dynamic team environment in a progressive, forward-looking library. Interested applicants will find the full announcement and be able to apply here.

General Description
Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Assistant Dean for User Services and Outreach will provide leadership and vision for Illinois Institute of Technology Libraries’ public service and outreach initiatives. As a member of the management team, this position will help define library strategic directions and contribute to organizational effectiveness, as well as initiate and lead specific partnerships with other IIT campus units. The position will be expected to actively collaborate with administrators and staff in the continued development of an innovative and user engagement-focused culture.

Responsibilities 

  • providing leadership for areas of User Services and Outreach, including Circulation Services, Interlibrary Loan, Reserve Services, Marketing and Outreach, coordination of 24 hour services, as well as active contribution to the coordination of user spaces, including the Exploration Space
  • leading the development of a coordinated direction for library outreach and marketing, including identifying opportunities for institutional development; outreach initiatives should include activities reaching out to both domestic and international graduate and undergraduate students and student groups, faculty and researchers, IIT Alumni, other campus units and departments, and other internal and external library partners
  • providing oversight and maintenance of public policies as well as designated staffing budget responsibilities
  • representing IIT Libraries at campus, regional, and national levels; pursuing personal professional development and contributing to the profession through local and national professional and scholarly activities

Education and Experience

  • masters degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution; three years’ supervisory experience in an academic or research library; must demonstrate strong organizational and planning skills; must possess strong communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact effectively with colleagues
  • relevant experience in the areas of the provision, training, and management of public service, as well as in assessment and evaluation of service for continuous improvement
  • proven record of success in administering and managing projects, including ability to evaluate and communicate project value
  • experience providing circulation, reserve, and/or interlibrary loan services in an academic environment

Preferred Skills

  • demonstrated oral communication skills with the ability to be an effective, active listener, and facilitator
  • ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of faculty, students, and staff
  • experience with managing student and work-study budgets
  • grant writing and/or fundraising experience preferred
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(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President)

DePauw University has an opening for a one- or two-semester graduate internship. The Liberal Arts Librarianship Graduate Intern will provide current library school students with hands-on experience in several areas of academic librarianship. Working closely with our professional librarians, the person in this role will provide research support to undergraduates, as well as explore other areas of service such as outreach, digital scholarship, metadata creation and information literacy. In consultation with the librarians, the successful candidate can identify their own key areas of interest to customize their experience in a liberal arts college library.

Primary job requirements include the following.

  • provide research support to the DePauw community via a variety of avenues. For example, reference desk, individual consultation, etc.
  • develop and manage online subject and class guides via the LibGuides product •Keep statistics on the number and nature of research interactions
  • identify particular areas of interest within the library for additional focused experience • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and enrolled in a master’s/doctoral in library science or a related field program. Comfort and familiarity with desktop computing, web-based information and library system-related environments. The internship offers 20-25 hours per week with a generous hourly wage plus
$3000.00 per semester towards tuition.

To apply, submit resume, contact information of three references, transcripts, and a letter of interest here. Any questions should be directed to Rick Provine, Dean of Libraries, at provine@depauw.edu.

 

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(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President)

This is a full-time position at 37.5 hours per week and a minimum salary of $20.50 per hour.

Position Description

The Library Operations Associate (Circulation Desk Manager) manages Circulation operations at the Richard J. Daley Library, including the supervision, training and scheduling of staff and student employees. In collaboration with the Head of Circulation, the Circulation Desk Manager will provide leadership in evaluating and improving circulation services and policies. He/she also takes charge of patron and building security during his/her shift reporting and resolving problems in collaboration with appropriate third-party personnel and/or Library administration. This position manages the Sunday shifts and Monday – Thursday evening shifts. The work schedule for this position is Sunday through Thursday 10:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Must be able to occasionally flex work schedule to serve as back up or cover shifts as needed.

Job Responsibilities

Hire, supervise, develop and evaluate staff to meet departmental and organizational needs. Establish and provide ongoing training to develop staff and improve access services provided to Library patrons.Manage Circulation operations, including scheduling of coverage for desk and door service points, opening/closing of the building, reserve services, billing operations, hold shelf maintenance and updating of patron records. Ensure appropriate coverage to effectively maintain operations and serve as backup if necessary.In collaboration with the department head, provide strategic leadership for the Circulation department. Analyze data and trends to plan, develop and assess services. Recommend and write updates to policies and procedures to improve access services. Interact with other Library departments to coordinate effective services.Monitor building use and ensure user compliance with the Library Code of Conduct. Oversee building and patron safety and security during shift. Report and resolve security problems in collaboration with the UIC Police department and private security personnel. Monitor facilities and equipment and report problems to Facilities Management or Library Administration. Interpret, explain and enforce Circulation policies. Trouble-shoot and resolve complex problems and escalated situations. Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or equivalent. Any combination totaling 4 years (48 months) from the following categories

  • work experience in a library or equivalent setting.
  • college course work in any field

Preferred Qualifications

  • demonstrated experience supervising full-time staff members.
  • experience in a Library public services unit.
  • experience working with the Circulation module of an integrated Library system
  • knowledge, skills, and abilities required in the lower levels of this series
  • detailed knowledge of library system technology and its capabilities
  • skills in organization, coordination, supervision, and work flow analysis
  • individual initiative and judgment in utilizing library principles and procedures
  • proficiency in providing assistance and guidance in use of the library collections
  • ability to develop and manage budgetary expenditures of a major functional unit
  • ability to compile, interpret, and use statistical information

To apply, go here. Please complete an online application AND submit an Exam Request for Library Operations Associate no later than Tuesday, July 26.

 

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(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President)

The University Library of the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks an energetic and knowledgeable librarian to lead our reconfigured Circulation Department. The Circulation Department manages circulation operations, entry desks, overnight services, course reserves, and interlibrary loan for the Richard J. Daley Library. The Circulation Librarian will provide strategic leadership and management of the department (currently 20 FTE staff positions and numerous student employees). He/she will be a vital part of the Library’s management team and will work with colleagues throughout the library to provide excellent services to our students, faculty, and staff.

The University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago supports the teaching, research and service mission of the university. It serves an urban campus of more than 29,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff as well as the Chicago metropolitan area and the State of Illinois. The Library is part of the statewide CARLI consortial integrated library system. The Richard J. Daley Library serves as the main library on the east side of the UIC campus. Collections cover the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and engineering.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Provide strategic leadership to the Circulation department, including setting, implementing and assessing goals and objectives for the department. Provide oversight and expertise relating to circulation of library materials, processing and handling of reserve requests, interlibrary loan, overnight building management, and other circulation activities. Hire, train, and supervise departmental personnel and lead them in providing quality services to users. Serve as a member of the Library’s management team. Monitor operations related to building security and maintenance, including coordination with Library and Security staff in emergency situations. Promote and advance UIC’s participation in resource sharing consortia such as CARLI and GWLA to maximize the benefits to the UIC community. Play a leadership role in collaborative development of library policies and procedures, coordinating with staff at Library of the Health Sciences sites.

Minimum Qualifications 

Master’s degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Five or more years of progressively responsible professional experience. Evidence of successful supervision of faculty and/or staff. Excellent written and verbal communication skills to work effectively with Library and campus colleagues. Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and inclusiveness in the Library and the academic community. Strong organizational, leadership and relationship building skills. Keen analytical and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to meet University standards in research, publication and professional service commensurate with appointment as a clinical faculty member.

Additional Desired Qualifications

Work experience in an academic library. Experience managing library circulation functions using an integrated library system

Salary/Rank/Contract

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The minimum salary is $60,000. This is a twelve month clinical faculty appointment; 24 days of vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical and dental insurance (with employee contribution); participation in one of the retirement options of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory. For further description of benefits, go here.

Please apply with cover letter, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references. For fullest consideration apply by Monday, August 1, 2016. The position close date is Monday, August 15, 2016.

All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu. To apply, click here.

 

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(via Jacqueline Leskovec, NN/LM – GMR)

Position Description

The University of Iowa (UI) Libraries is seeking a collaborative, experienced, customer-focused professional to be a part of the Regional Medical Library for the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. This position reports to the Regional Medical Library (RML) Associate Director, is funded via a five year grant and is full-time, benefit-eligible.

The NN/LM is a network of libraries and information centers administered by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), with a mission to provide U.S. health professionals and consumers with equal access to biomedical and health information resources.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website. Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Friday, July 29.

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