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- Salt Lake City Public Library
- Salt Lake County Library System
- Weber County Library
- University Personnel for University of Utah
Giovale Library Accepting Adjunct Faculty
Westminster College’s Giovale Library is currently accepting adjunct faculty resumes for the information literacy program. Flexibility in schedule is required; 2-3 credit load is expected.
Adjunct pay ranges from $745 per credit to $905 per credit, depending on teaching experience and degree.
Bachelor’s degree, instruction in higher education and/or library experience.
Master’s Degree in library and information sciences and teaching experience in information literacy.
Reference and Instruction Librarian (LDS Business College)
ID# 106991, Type: Part-time – Regular
Salt Lake City, UT
Posting Dates: 6/18/2015 –
Requirements for Employment Eligibility:
The LDS Business College is a privately owned and operated college of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.
Essential Job Functions:
Assist in supervising activities at the circulation desk to provide knowledgeable and friendly customer service.
Teach and participate in instruction programs using traditional classroom methods and new education technologies to integrate information literacy into all academic programs.
Provide traditional and electronic reference services; develop and maintain web-based tutorials; and create, curate, and maintain print and electronic subject guides to ensure responsive and accurate research help for all patrons.
Posting Notice/How to Apply:
For a complete job announcement and to apply online, go to https://careers.ldschurch.org/public/jobdetail.aspx?jobid=132108
Library Assistant (Part Time)
Roseman University of Health Sciences
South Jordan, UT
Application Deadline: July 6, 2015
Roseman University of Health Sciences University Library seeks a responsible, self-motivated individual as a part-time Library Assistant for 12 hours/week, Fridays and Saturdays only, at the South Jordan, Utah Campus. Duties include, but are not limited to, performing circulation activities via an online system, assisting students with locating resources, and following standardized procedures to oversee the library on Saturdays (with security presence). Other library staff will be present during some of the Saturday hours and all of the Friday hours.
Minimum qualifications: Candidate must have a high school diploma or GED, demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, working knowledge of Microsoft products and general office equipment, and ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Dependability to keep to the set schedule on a regular basis is essential. Preferred experience includes knowledge of general office practices and procedures; previous library experience a plus.
For full listing of responsibilities and required skills, see job description at http://www.roseman.edu/employment/library-assistant-PT.
To apply, send an email with resume and separate cover letter addressing your ability to meet the skills and responsibilities listed in the job description to the Library Administrative Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application review begins July 6, 2015 and will continue until position is filled.
Please note the university will be closed for summer break from June 27 – July 5, 2015, but all submissions during that time will be received and considered.
No phone calls, please.
Reference Librarian – Utah State Law Library
This is a very public service intensive position. More than 80% of library patrons are the public, bringing a variety of backgrounds, financial resources, education levels, language skills and a wide range of emotional states.
Our small staff of two professional librarians and two paraprofessionals provide access the justice system by helping patrons navigate the Utah State Courts’ website, explaining court processes, directing patrons to available forms and information, guiding patrons to legal research resources and providing effective referrals. Utah’s court system is nationally recognized for its progressive court management and innovative programs.
Sound interesting? Please go to the State Jobs website to read the full position description and to apply:
Position #4686Location: Matheson Courthouse, Salt Lake CitySalary: $20.40 – $26.38Closing date: May 26, 2015Spanish speakers preferred.
Assistant Director 2, Content Services
Open Internally or Externally
If faculty, tenure track status
Reports to (title)
Director, Library Services
Initial Work Location
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Based on qualifications
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Priority Review Date
The Assistant Director of Content Services provides leadership, vision and support for the Content Services Division including supervising full-time and part-time staff. This position oversees and coordinates collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, digital resources, emerging technologies and educational initiatives, archives and preservation, data management, and improving accessibility and the end user experience in online environments including the website.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Collection Development: Oversee the development of collections in all formats including print, media, electronic, digitized, archival materials, open education resources (OER), etc. Chair Collection Development team and run meetings. Explore and utilize the most recent purchasing and licensing models such as Patron Driven Acquisition. Coordinate with vendors, including getting quotes, setting up trials, and handling licensing. Oversee the analysis of collections for adequacy, currency, usable formats, and accessibility. Participate on the Utah Academic Library Consortium (UALC) Collection Development team for the purpose of planning, purchasing and sharing resources. Manage the Acquisitions budget to ensure the efficient and effective use of resources. Coordinate with Library Liaisons to acquire and provide access to requested and appropriate resources.
Emerging Technology & Education Initiatives: Provide vision, leadership and support for the discovery, promotion, and utilization of emerging technologies in order to enhance accessibility and support education initiatives. Collaborate across the library, college and community to develop and carry out education initiatives such as Open Education Resources (OER), Universal Accessibility, digitization projects, streaming media, integration with the Learning Management System, and improving the website. Oversee the utilization of new media to provide on-demand access to content anytime, anywhere, on any digital device; and the use of interactive user feedback and creative participation in order to enhance the end-user experience in online environments. Oversee the maintenance of the library website in terms of content and accessibility.
Data Collection and Analysis: Analyze, manage, and utilize data related to collections, physical and electronic product usage, and online access in order to maintain and improve collections and to meet the goals of the College. Gather requested and required data and report to the proper internal and external agencies including College departments, the National Center for Education Statistics (IPEDS) and accrediting bodies. Participate in the planning, executing, analyzing and using of user surveys to ensure the adequacy of resources and accessibility.
Oversee Operations: Oversee the operation of the Content Services Division of Library Services. Provide vision and direction for the function and purpose of the division. Supervise full-time and part-time librarians and staff, including hiring, training, evaluating, mentoring, facilitating professional development and taking disciplinary action when necessary.
Other duties: Assist the Director of Library Services as needed. Manage Library Services in the Director’s absence. Participate on various college committees and task forces as assigned. Participate with library administration to ensure the overall effectiveness of library operations including development of library goals and policy, staff development and budgeting.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Other duties as assigned.
Two (2) or more years of experience in an academic library.
Demonstrated experience working with educational technology.
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (from an ALA accredited institution).
Three (3) to five (5) years of direct, paid, full-time experience of which three (3) must be supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to manage a large budget
Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Assist the Director of Library Services as needed. Manage Library Services in the Director’s absence. Participate on various college committees and task forces as assigned. Participate with library administration to ensure the overall effectiveness of library operations including development of library goals and policy, staff development and budgeting.
Salt Lake Community College will complete a background check on the final candidate.
QuickLink to apply: https://jobs.slcc.edu/postings/29514
Subject: JOB POSTING Lincoln County Library System (WY) Director
LINCOLN COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
The Lincoln County Library System has a position vacancy for Library Director. This is a full-time position located in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Responsibilities include supervision of five Branch Librarians, and Library System and headquarters library staff; budgeting; collection management; planning; community outreach; and management of the Library Foundation. This person works under the direction of the Lincoln County Library Board. For a complete job description, go the library’s website: www.linclib.org.
Qualifications: Masters in Library Science and library experience or Bachelor’s Degree and at least three to five years library experience including supervisory experience
Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. FLSA: Exempt
Closing Date: May 15, 2015
Expected Start Date: July 1, 2015
Application procedure: Send resume, application, and cover letter to Lincoln County Library System, 519 Emerald Street, Kemmerer, WY 83101 or email documents to email@example.com. For more information, please call Brenda McGinnis, 307-877-6961.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Archives and Manuscripts Catalog Librarian
Brigham Young University (BYU), a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located in Provo, Utah, invites application for the position of Archives and Manuscripts Catalog Librarian, a continuing faculty status track (BYU equivalent of tenure) position in the Harold B. Lee Library.
The mission of this position is to provide access tools for Special Collections materials, including catalog records and digital object metadata, to improve the quality of bibliographic information, thus improving access to the described materials.
The Library is seeking a dynamic individual who can perform well in a rapidly changing environment. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church.
For complete job announcement and to apply go to: https://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/5813
Review of applications will begin March 16, 2015.
Dear McSRT Participant,
This is an invitation to attend the Wimba online meeting of the “ULA Multicultural Services Round Table.”
Please follow the instructions below to prepare for this virtual meeting.
Key Links for Joining the Online Meeting
Utah Library Association Paraprofessional Certificate
This program is designed to recognize the involvement and contributions of career-oriented library paraprofessionals in Utah and to acknowledge their support of libraries and librarianship. For the purposes of this program, a paraprofessional is defined as a library worker who does not hold a professional library degree.
Paraprofessionals support the mission of libraries by providing important patron and support services. They promote personal development through professional involvement. They share concerns about issues facing the library profession and work with professional librarians in addressing them. Through this program, paraprofessionals demonstrate a commitment to librarianship. Library paraprofessional service is recognized by library professionals and administrators as a valid career choice.
The ULA Paraprofessional Certificate is not a substitute for the Master of Library Science degree, the Utah Library Media Certificate, any other library degree, or other professional credentials.
REGISTERING FOR THE PROGRAM
A participant must submit the registration form (Form A – Anna will add in link to PDF) online or mail it to:
Utah Library Association Paraprofessional Certificate Program
P.O. Box 708155
Sandy, UT 84070-8155
- All registration information and forms are available for printing from the ULA website.
- Registration will expire five (5) years from time of submission.
- The participant should notify the Review Board of changes in business, mail, or e-mail addresses.
- Registration is in no way a guarantee of the final awarding of a certificate.
After registration is received, a confirmation letter will be sent by the Chair of the Review Board and a mentor will be contacted and assigned to the participant. Upon completing require points, the participant may then submit claims for points to their mentor. All participants are strongly encouraged to work closely with their assigned mentor to help maintain consistency within the program.
Participant must earn 500 points and demonstrate knowledge of library skills and competency. Completion of the Paraprofessional Certificate must show that the participant has an understanding of the four areas of Library Service, demonstrated by expertise gained through professional experience, education and development as shown in the following matrix:
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Points are earned in three different Areas of Expertise and will be divided between the four areas of Library Service.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Professional Experience: Points for experience are based on Full Time Equivalency (FTE) of 40 hours per week, 12 months per year and include both volunteer and paid employment. It does not refer to experience in which an individual may use a library as a patron.
Claims for points must have information showing the number of hours per week worked for the length of time the participant was employed. If the work was not on a 12-month basis, that difference must also be reported. The participant must provide letters from employers which fully verify this employment. Points are granted for time on the job and do not consider the level of difficulty of the job. Experience points can be applied to areas of library service by stating how many hours are spent in different areas, e.g. two hours a day cataloging materials, etc.
Professional Education: Points awarded are based on higher education credit hours received. Credits do not need to be part of a matriculated program. Credits are verified by transcripts from the institution or by official grade notification slips with the participant’s name on the form. Credits transferred from one institution to another may be accepted on the transcript from the latter institution. Official transcripts are not required. Points can also be earned by attending non-credit library related workshops and classes, such as those offered at professional conferences.
Professional Development: Points awarded are based on the participant’s involvement in professional activities, expertise gained from special assignments beyond job duties, and other experiences which broaden the participant’s skills and knowledge. Committee work, presenting and teaching classes or workshops, and professional organization membership are included in this area.
AREAS OF LIBRARY SERVICE
Examples of sources for points in the four Library Service Areas are shown below. The list is not all-inclusive.
- Collection Development
- Book Talks
- Inter Library Loan
- AV Equipment Use
- Children’s Services
- Young Adult Services
- Government Documents
- Circulation Services
- Teaching or Using Databases
- Cataloging skills
- Processing Authority Files
- Circulation Functions
- Standing Orders
- Government Documents
- Data Entry
- Computer skills
- Word Processing/Spreadsheets
- Creating Databases
- Web Writing skills
- Social Networking
- Technology Training
- ILS Administration
- Personnel Accounting/Bookkeeping
- Public Relations
- Inventory Control
- Committee Chair
Points may also be obtained in other ways. Examples are:
- Public Speaking
- Assertiveness Training
- Interpersonal Relations
- Technical Writing
- Book Reviews
The participant may claim points for a topic under a different library service area than is shown here by justifying that claim in her/his submitted paperwork. For instance, assertiveness training for the purpose of dealing with problem patrons could be claimed under Public Service. The Review Board makes the final decision of application of a claim to a service area.
- 500 points are required to earn the ULA Paraprofessional Certificate.
- Points may be counted back five years from the date of registration, and the applicant may take up to five years more to complete the requirements.
- A participant has an opportunity to show, through accumulated points, specialization in one of the four Areas of Library Service.
If an area of specialization is selected, 200 of the points must be in that Area of Library Service, with the remaining points distributed between the other three Areas. If no Area is specialized, the points may be divided, with no Area of Library Service receiving less than 50 points.
- 200 total points must be earned in Professional Experience.
Points are based on Full Time Equivalency (FTE) of 40 hours per week, 12 months per year.
80 points a year for paid experience
40 points a year for volunteer experience
- 200 total points must be earned in Professional Education.
15 points per credit hour for library related courses taken from an institution of higher learning
2 points per credit for non-library related courses
5 points per 1 hour for non-credit library related related workshops/classes
- 100 points must be earned in Professional Development.
3 points per year for membership in a library related organization
5 points per year for attendance at a library related conference
1-15 points for service to a library related organization (Justified in writing)
5-12 points for publications, presentations or teaching a class or workshop that must be library related (Justified in writing)
SUBMITTING CLAIMS FOR POINTS
The program is designed to identify achievements within the service areas of the library. This is achieved by assigning point values to the various activities of the participant. Participants should submit all their forms and documentation to their mentor or Chair upon completion, rather than in small batches.
Making as many copies as necessary, use [Anna will create form] Form B – Claim For Points Submission Form. Use a separate Form B for each type of activity and its verification.
Each activity for which the participant wishes to claim points must have A completed Claims Form (Form B) indicating the participant’s identification The Area of Expertise and Library Service Area identified The number of points being requested All documentation for that activity attached to Claims Form. (For example, for points requested in Education, the participant’s course transcript could be attached to FORM B as documentation.) A completed matrix with points requested
REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPETENCY STATEMENTS
Competency statements allow the participant to claim points for learning gained through experience beyond the participant’s required job parameters. They must also be used to justify a claim that learning is library related when it is not readily apparent to the Review Board.
The participant must be able to verify the learning experience through documentation that can be gathered from various sources. Documentation may include the following: Job descriptions, awards, letters of commendation, letters of corroboration from supervisors, samples of work produced, explanation of tasks performed, conference/workshop programs, handouts or notes, licenses, and newspaper or magazine clippings. The participant should remember that these are not all-inclusive and other documents which can verify the learning experience may be used. The participant should include statements and comments about what was learned and/or how it did enhance their work. The Review Board will consider each statement on an individual basis.
The number of points given will be based upon the written statement of the participant. A competency statement includes the following: Participant’s name, address, library, library address Library service area(s) to which the activity applies Narrative Verification
The participant is not required to specify the number of points he/she wishes for a particular activity. However, the participant can specify and request that an activity be awarded a certain number of points. If points are specifically requested, the Review Board may award the final number of points to an activity up to, but not beyond, the number of points requested.
The narrative states how the learning experiences benefit the participant in librarianship. Why this statement fulfills the indicated library service areas(s) must be explained.
ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE
Upon submission of the necessary forms, the Review Board will meet and approve or reject the statements, forms, and/or documents. When approval is given, the Review Board will return forms to the participant. It is the responsibility of the participant to retain all forms returned. Once requirements are met, a certificate, signed by the President of the Utah Library Association, is presented to the participant at the Annual ULA Conference. Full notification of all certificates awarded will be made in the annual ULA Program.
PROCEDURE FOR APPEALS
A certificate of Achievement Program candidate who does not agree with a decision of the Review Board may appeal the decision by writing a letter to the Review Board within 30 working days of the decision. The candidate may appear before the Review Board at the next regularly scheduled Review Board meeting to state a position.
The Review Board will review its decision and the position statement and give the candidate a final decision. If the candidate is not satisfied with the Review Board’s decision, they may write a letter to the Executive Committee of the Utah Library Association (ULA) within 30 working days of the Review Board’s final decision and appear at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the ULA Board of Directors to state a position. A member of the Review Board may present an opposing view at the same meeting, with the ULA Board of Directors deciding the matter.
ULA 1st TIme Conference Attendees Scholarship
ULA First time Conference Attendee Scholarship
First-Time Conference scholarships are designed to support a library employee or library student to
attend a library conference for the first time. The conference must be a major state, regional or
national library conference that is held outside a 50-mile radius of the library of employment. The
number of awarded grants will be determined by available revenues generated by ULA for this
project and may change in quantity from year to year.
Specific Guidelines for First Time Conference Scholarship:
1) The completed application must be received by ULA 60 calendar days prior to the start date
of the proposed conference. In order to take advantage of Early Bird Conference deadlines,
please submit the grant application as early as possible. Applications should be submitted as
attachments through email.
2) Applications should include a completed and signed application as a pdf file or scanned
document. A link to the conference website or brief description of the conference.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
3) Applicants must be current members of ULA.
4) First-Time Conference Scholarships will cover the following types of conference expenses:
conference registration, lodging, and airfare or mileage. Pre-Conference fees, meals, and
airport shuttle or taxi fees are NOT eligible conference expenses. Airline baggage fees are
allowable expenses, though they will be limited to one bag fee traveling to the event and one
bag fee traveling from the event.
5) First-Time Conference Scholarships have a maximum award amount of $250. Local match
by the library or the individual will need to cover all additional costs of attending the
conference; however, there is no required match for this grant type.
6) After receiving funding for conference attendance, second or third applications from the
same individual in the same fiscal year will be prioritized pending available funds
Professional Development and Training Programs