Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Research and Informaton Services Librarian

J. Willard Marriott Library
Research and Information Services Librarian

Brief Description
The recent $80 million renovation of the Marriott Library sparked transformation of our building and our services to create inspirational space, build communities of learning, and connect people with knowledge. We invite innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicants who want to join our exciting library, one that is striving to set the standard for what it means to be a vibrant 21st century academic library. Reporting to the Head of Research and Information Services, responsibilities include: providing research and technology assistance in an integrated services center called the Knowledge Commons as well as through individual and small group consultations and online user support; helping to shape new directions for services that support student learning and faculty research and scholarship; teaching that includes first- year programs and other targeted courses in the campus curriculum; outreach and campus engagement that expands connections and builds partnerships; creation of online tools and user guides; liaison assignment(s) to campus departments and programs (depending on experience and expertise) that encompasses collection development, teaching, outreach, and customized services; and working in a team environment with a focus on continuously enhancing the user experience. The librarian will assist in supporting the Visual, Information, and Technology Literacy (VITL) initiative as well as actions in the Marriott Library Strategic Plan. May require some evening and weekend hours.

Required qualifications

• ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, or equivalent academic credentials
• Demonstrated commitment to providing and assessing user-centered library services and campus outreach
• Strong commitment to and demonstrated skills in teaching that uses innovative and engaging pedagogical strategies
• Experience or training in developing online resources such as tutorials, point of need assistance, surveys, and guides
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently, and to work collaboratively with campus partners
• Flexibility to work in changing library and campus environments
• Ability to meet the Marriott Library’s organization-wide competencies
• Ability to meet University's requirements for promotion and continuing appointment (tenure equivalency)
• Successful completion of a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law (http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-130.html)

Preferred qualifications
• Experience in an academic library
• Reading comprehension in one or more other Western European or Asian languages with priority needs for Chinese or Spanish
• Experience with statistical analysis and using statistical software (IBM SPSS, ATLAS.ti, STATA, etc.)
• Experience with creating digital products using multimedia and studio software (Final Cut Pro, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)
• Experience with scholarly communication tools, thesis or manuscript editing, and/or using bibliographic management software (EndNote, Connotea, Zotero, etc.)
• A vision for “embedded librarianship” that positions library services and resources in a variety of user environments
• Advanced degree in an academic discipline

$45,000 minimum depending on qualifications

Excellent benefits calculated at approximately 35% of salary including TIAA-CREF, medical, dental, generous paid sick and vacation accrual, sabbaticals, and professional development time.
Marriott Library is an ARL library with over 60,000 journals in electronic and print formats, 20 classrooms, Special Collections (Rare Books, Book Arts Program, Ski Archives, Middle East Library, etc.), Digital Scholarship Lab, over 100 digital collections, and seating for over 3,000 users. The University, with a student population of 30,000, is situated on a 1,500 acre campus in Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake has a population of over 1 million and offers residents a wide variety of cultural, entertainment and recreational activities, all located along the Wasatch Mountain Range. Information can be found on the web at http://www.utah.com/, www.slcgov.com/visitors and http://www.saltlakecityutah.org/relocate.htm.

Application Procedures
Send a detailed letter of application addressing how your experience matches the qualifications; curriculum vitae; and names and contact information of three references (including email, mail, and phone numbers) electronically to: Kris.Arnold@utah.edu. Applications received by September 6, 2011 will be given full consideration.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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