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NOTICE OF VACANCY

March 20, 2017

TITLE:  Head of Public Services/Research & Instruction Librarian

LOCATION:  University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library

THE LIBRARIES  ­­

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the UW Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts, and  diverse, award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL AND CASCADIA COLLEGE LIBRARY

http://library.uwb.edu

The University of Washington Libraries serves the students, faculty, and staff of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell at their co-located campus in Bothell, located 18 miles north of downtown Seattle. UW Bothell currently offers programs in Business; Computing and Software Systems; Educational Studies; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Nursing and Health Studies. More information on UW Bothell and its programs can be found at http://www.uwb.edu. Cascadia College offers a wide range of Associate degrees and certificates, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices. More about Cascadia College can be found here:http://www.cascadia.edu/.

Diversity is a core value of the UW Bothell and Cascadia College Library.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.  A majority of our students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups.  Library staff work collaboratively to provide culturally relevant services and resources that reflect the diversity of our campus community, and to foster an inclusive learning environment for our users. Information about the Library’s Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice program is available here:http://libguides.uwb.edu/libraryEDSJteam

 THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean and Director of the Bothell Campus Library, the Head of Public Services provides leadership and strategic visioning for Research Services (in-person and online reference)  and Access Services (Circulation, Stacks Maintenance and Interlibrary Loan) at the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Library.   This position is responsible for developing Library-wide user-centered public services standards and best practices, in collaboration with other Library unit heads, supervisors and staff.  This position works with Library and the campus community to foster an inclusive environment that prioritizes diversity.

The Head of Public Services serves on the Bothell Library Leadership Team.  This group functions as a collaborative group that advances the mission, vision, and values of the Library.  Leadership Team members are the principal stewards for Library resources and are accountable for ensuring that resources are used wisely and effectively to meet the needs of our users. Leadership Team members serve as advocates for their areas of responsibility, representing Unit needs, priorities and perspectives in planning discussions.

The Head of Public Services also works collaboratively with colleagues across the UW Libraries in support of our tri-campus “One Library Three Campuses” system: http://www.lib.washington.edu/dean/tri-campus
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Responsible for policy development, operations, and personnel management for Access Services (Circulation, Stacks Maintenance and ILL).  Establishes priorities and coordinates work within the department and with other library units. The Head of Public Services directly supervises the Access Services Manager.
  • In collaboration with the Access Services Manager, supports ongoing training and development opportunities for library staff and student employees.
  • Leads the operations of in-person and online reference services, in consultation with the Library’s Head of Teaching and Learning.   Onboards new librarians and provides ongoing support to all librarians in the provision of reference services.
  • Facilitates collaboration and communication among Research Services, Access Services and Technology Services units to ensure high quality user services in-person and online.
  • Monitors emerging trends in reference and access services and suggests courses of action; plans for future needs in the areas of staffing, funding and additional service requirements; provides leadership in the assessment of reference and access services.
  • Participates in work related to the UW Libraries’ shared Integrated Library System as appropriate.
  • Contributes to the Library’s ongoing work related to Open Educational Resources.
  • In collaboration with the Library Administrator and Head of Collections, takes the lead in managing utilization data for internal and external reporting and strategic planning.  Liaises with institutional research staff at the UW Libraries, UW Bothell and Cascadia College as needed.
  • Provides circulation and reference services at the Library’s Information Commons Desk and online through the UW Libraries Q & A Live digital reference service.  Schedule may include occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, may provide some classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library’s integrated information literacy curriculum at the lower division.
  • In partnership with the Head of Collections and the Manager of Access Services, coordinates the activities of Access Services to maximize the accessibility of the collections for use by the Libraries’ clientele, while maintaining concern for proper care and preservation of library material.
  • Leads the development of safety trainings for library staff.  Acts as primary liaison with Campus Safety Office and Emergency Preparedness Manager for security and evacuation/emergency related issues.
  • Oversees, monitors, and responds to violations of the Libraries Code of Conduct, in consultation with the Library Administrator.  Advises the Director on security and disruptions procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Three or more years of experience in a supervisory, management or leadership role.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of reference services and/or access services functions.
  • Supervisory experience that demonstrates strategic thinking, managing, motivating, and leading teams of library staff.
  • Experience working in a college or university library.
  • Strong user centered public service philosophy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 

Preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and opportunities in enhancing access to library collections and services.
  • Familiarity with assessment and evaluation methods; creative, innovative and motivated to engage in ongoing assessment of services.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals.
  • Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies and assessment.

 

SALARY

$55,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.  An Administrative Supplement will be established at the time of appointment.

 

RANK

Position will be at rank of Sr. Assistant or Associate Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.

 

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources).  Please also address in your cover letter how your qualifications and experience inform your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Public Services Philosophy:  Applicants are also to provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing their experience and philosophy in the provision of public services.
  • Please use “Librarian Application: Bothell Head of Public Services” in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single-sided, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, April 21, 2017.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu.


Weber State University


University Archives and Special Collections Processor  

Under the direction of the Curators of University Archives and Special Collections, individual will assist in accessioning, preserving and increasing access to historical documents by processing records and photograph collections, creating finding aids, scanning materials for preservation, performing preservation/conservation tasks, and working with online database programs.

Required Qualifications:

-Associate’s degree or equivalent

-Experience processing archival and photographic collections

-Knowledge of word processing programs such as Word and databases

 Preferred Qualifications:

– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Experience creating finding aids
– Experience using Photoshop and scanning software
– Experience working with online/database programs
– Experience working in an academic environment
– Experience with preservation/conservation or related work (mat cutting)
– Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work effectively as a member of team in a changing and innovative environment
– Ability to solve problems in an effective and professional manner and be flexible and creative in problem resolution
– Ability to lift at least 50 pounds

 Salary, Benefits & Hours:

This is a full-time, 12 month staff position with a generous benefits package and a starting salary of $25,100. The schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5 p.m.

Application Process:

To apply, please complete the online staff application and attach a current resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants should address their experience with both the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter and/or resume. Screening of applications will begin March 30, 2017.  Position will remain open until filled.  Direct link:  jobs.weber.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62204

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.
EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

The chosen applicant must have, or be eligible to obtain, a valid Utah Drivers License, and must pass the WSU/Utah driver’s certification.


Assistant Professor of Library Media, Open Access Initiative Librarian

Southern Utah University’s Sherratt Library invites applications from individuals with vision, creativity, energy, and initiative for a position driving the University’s open textbook initiative.  Works with faculty and departments adopting open textbooks. Reviews syllabi and assignments, tracks adoptions, effect on student learning, and fiscal savings for students. Teaching opportunity as well.
SUU is a comprehensive regional graduate and undergraduate degree-granting university. The accredited, state-supported institution of nearly 9,000 students is located in Cedar City, home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and surrounded by national parks, forests and wilderness areas. SUU is 40 minutes from both skiing and year-round golfing, 2 ½ hours from Las Vegas, and 3 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.
Full Time, 10.5 month, four-year term, non-tenure track faculty appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required: ALA-accredited MLS; knowledge of production processes for scholarly print and electronics resources. Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in an academic environment; ability to work successfully with a wide variety of constituencies including students, faculty, staff, and administration; evidence of ability to work independently and collegially; organizational, written, and oral-communication skills; commitment to effective service for both internal and external clients. Preferred: Experience with institutional repository software, policies, management; experience with small presses, production management, peer-review processes; working knowledge of copyright law, Creative Commons licensing; OER policies and management; information technology-related certifications or second advanced degree in a computer technology-related field; experience or commitment to teaching at the college level (online and/or face-to-face); experience in academic public-service librarianship.

First considerations begin April 3, 2017. Desired starting date: July 1, 2017. Complete job description and application online at http://jobs.suu.edu or use the direct link at https://jobs.suu.edu/postings/1229


UVU Reference Librarian

UVU Title Librarian
Working Title Librarian – Weekend Reference, Part-time Temporary
Department 2EC-Library
Job Open Date 01/27/2017
Screening Date 02/02/2017
Job Close Date 02/02/2017
Open Until Filled No
Job Grade 18
Pay Range $17.83 – $22.29 per hour
Position Number G99201
Benefits
Job Category Staff
Job Type Part-time, Temporary
Special Instructions to Applicants Under “Reference’s Letter” please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.
Summary of Duties Under the direction of the Assistant Library Director – Public Services, provides professional reference service to students and faculty from a variety of educational backgrounds. Performs a variety of other professional tasks including but not limited to library representation on regional or university committees or task forces.
Minimum Qualifications Requires an earned American Library Association accredited MLS or an ALA accredited MLS in progress.
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge Knowledge of current library and educational trends.

Knowledge of the use and content of reference sources.

Knowledge of library operations.

Skills Proficiency in the use of computers, peripherals, and software applications, such as the Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to assist patrons with their use.
Abilities Ability to develop new ideas and contribute to library improvements.

Ability to be self-directed and meet deadlines.

Ability to provide effective reference service as well as match a wide variety of user needs with appropriate resources.

Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.

Ability to work flexibly and creatively with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

Working Conditions
Schedule Sunday 1pm-9pm, flexible hours, temporary position through June 30, 2017.

Library System Executive Director

Fremont County, Lander, WY

Fremont County Library System, headquartered in Lander, Wyoming is currently searching for a Library Director. Successful candidate must have a passion for library services in rural communities, possess budget expertise to manage a $2.2 million annual budget, and bring professional knowledge to lead and mentor staff, assuring superior public service and continued technical growth.  Collaboration with the library board, government agencies and library organizations is an integral part of the job.  Main libraries located in Dubois, Lander and Riverton, along with five “Outpost” libraries, serve a population of 41,000.  Necessary qualities include humor, adaptability, diplomacy and professional grace.  The director is an active and involved member of the community.
Applicant will have the following qualifications: MLS from an accredited library program, and 5 or more years of progressively responsible public library experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Salary range is mid-$60,000’s with a full benefit package.
Please visit http://www.fclsonline.org/system-services/jobs/ for a complete job description and application form.  Applications should include cover letter, resume and application form.  For more information or to submit an application, email jwoodward@fclsonline.org, FAX 307-332-1504, or mail to Jeannette Woodward, Fremont County Library Director Search Committee, 451 North 2nd Street, Lander, WY 82520.  Position is open until filled. EOE.


Collections Manager

LDS Business College
Salt Lake City, UT
Position ID: 170307
Full-time, Regular
Posting dates: 12/7/2016 – 1/27/2017

Purpose:
This position exists in order to oversee the efficient and effective execution of the collection of library resources, physical and electronic course reserve, and delivery of electronic course materials through the learning management system.

Minimum Qualifications:
•       MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
•       Minimum of two years experience in collection development and management
•       Minimum of two years experience in electronic resource management
•       Strong collaboration skills and a commitment to teamwork
•       Familiarity with library metadata standards
•       Ability to learn new technologies and software applications and teach them to others
•       Ability to independently identify, diagnose, and resolve complex issues

Responsibilities:
1.      Build, configure, and maintain a digital repository of course content to support curriculum development and access to learning resources by faculty and students.
2.      Monitor curriculum and support faculty in the selection of course content in an effort to enhance student learning.
3.      Build and maintain a library collection in all formats to support the academic programs of the college.
4.      Build and maintain user settings and rights management notes in the digital repository to manage user permissions for course content.
5.      Work with faculty, the Office of Information Technology, and other stakeholders to provide seamless access to course content for students and faculty through Equella and Brightspace.
6.      Oversee communication with Harold B. Lee Library cataloging staff and troubleshoot cataloging issues to ensure accuracy of the library catalog and other online discovery tools.
7.      Manage print and electronic reserves to increase ease of access to course materials by students.
8.      Analyze collection data to maximize the use of library materials and course content.

To Apply:
To see the full job description and submit an application, please go to this site: https://careers.lds.org/search/public/jobdetail.aspx?jobid=170307


The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is hiring a Technology Engagement Librarian!

The successful candidate will take a leadership role in leveraging new technologies to meet the needs of the library and its users, keeping abreast of new educational and instructional technology developments, and strategically planning for new service offerings in the short and long terms. To achieve these goals, the Technology Engagement Librarian will serve as the department’s liaison for embedding technology development and training into education, research and clinical practice. Internally, the Technology Engagement Librarian will work closely with members of the Education and Research team to develop and implement innovative technological solutions for local and remote consultative services, such as robots, kiosks, LibAnswers, LibChat, and similar technologies as appropriate. The Technology Engagement Librarian actively partners with other team members in the Education and Research Team to provide in-person and virtual assistance, library instruction sessions, curriculum-embedded sessions, and one-on-one in-depth consultations in all areas of the health sciences. Other duties may be assigned. This position is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. All librarians are expected to contribute to the profession through service, scholarship, outreach, and mentoring.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
• Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library school or other relevant accredited graduate degree
• At least 1 year professional experience in a library environment
• Flexibility and adaptability for work in a fast-paced, changing environment
• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to work as a team member and independently
• Commitment to diversity in the workplace and community
• Demonstrated experience with emerging and established educational and instructional technologies, including mobile applications and remote and asynchronous learning tools
• Familiarity with current web technologies and design principles
• Willingness to seek membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP)
For more information, see the full job description: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/59512


 


 

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