Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Circulation Unit Supervisor

Oregon State University Libraries

Oregon State University (OSU) Libraries seeks candidates for the Circulation Unit Supervisor within the Collections & Resource Sharing Department (CRSD). This is a key management position at OSU Libraries in an innovative and team-oriented environment. The supervisor uses his/her knowledge of current and emerging trends in circulation services to provide outstanding customer service for a diverse population of library users. In close collaboration with personnel from other units of CRSD (collections, electronic resource acquisitions, and interlibrary loan), the incumbent ensures that library users have the information and resources they need for learning, teaching, and research. In addition, he/she works closely with the Learning Commons staff and other Valley Library departments as well as the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center and OSU Cascades to align circulation services with the needs of the community. The Circulation Unit Supervisor has responsibility for the supervision of 8.5 FTE classified staff and 15-20 student assistants.

See full announcement for minimum qualifications and application requirements
Closing date: 3/2/2012.  OSU is an AA/EOE and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.

Director of Library

Position Description:

The college’s library is the Learning Resources Center (LRC). The director is an Administrative Librarian responsible for leading strategic planning for future growth and services to students, faculty, and the community; managing state-of-the-art cataloging; circulation; managing collections and archives; linking library information resources and information technology; managing online library management systems; managing library resources; responding effectively to emerging teaching and learning opportunities; evaluating and assessing library programs; fostering a collaborative approach to managing the library and its personnel; prepares and manages annual operational budgets for the LRC; demonstrates excellence in library service in support of the College’s mission; demonstrates excellent customer service.

Qualifications Required:

Master’s in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution; Knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of library service; Positive attitude toward all library users; Willingness to work successfully with diverse constituencies; Have an understanding of academic processes and trends in higher education.

Application can be found on Halifax Community College website: http://halifaxcc.edu/Jobs/

Send applications to
(and for application information, contact)
Delois Mercer
Personnel Officer
Halifax Community College
P.O. Drawer 809, Weldon, NC 27890
(252) 536-7242
(252) 536-4144 (fax)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Systems Librarian

Located in culturally diverse, historic, and dynamic Richmond, Virginia, convenient to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the recreation destinations of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Commonwealth University is one of Virginia's largest universities and among the nation's leading research institutions. The VCU Libraries, one of Virginia’s outstanding research library systems, advances the University’s teaching, research, service, and patient care mission with holdings exceeding 2.3 million volumes, 61,000 serials, 500,000 e-books, and nationally prominent collections in the health and biological sciences, social work, the arts, the history of medicine, and comic and book arts.
The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Systems Librarian. VCU Libraries seeks a creative, energetic, and collaborative individual to enable exemplary discovery of our collections and increase efficiencies for all aspects of technical and public services. Working in a team environment, the incumbent will be responsible for a diverse suite of enterprise applications, including Aleph, SFX, Primo, DSpace, ILLiad, and EZproxy. The Systems Librarian will play a significant role in the VCU Libraries' early adopter implementation of Alma, the Ex Libris next generation services framework that is in the final stages of its development. He or she will promote state-of-the-art services through continual innovation and awareness of national trends and best practices. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.


Reporting to the Integrated Systems Librarian in the Library Information Systems Department, the Systems Librarian will advance enterprise library applications through maintenance, customization, and professional vision. The successful candidate will work closely with team members, the Library Information Systems Department, library staff, professional colleagues, and vendors to deliver online services to the VCU community. The Systems Librarian will also provide systems administration support in both a local LAMP and an external cloud environment. He or she is responsible for exploring new technologies and identifying opportunities for their effective application, including the potential integration with other university and library systems. As a faculty member of the Library Information Systems Department, the Systems Librarian will actively contribute to the department’s overall objectives, engaging in projects and activities that further these goals. The successful candidate will provide occasional on-call and planned maintenance support. The Systems Librarian is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated, and promoted, on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.


Although experience in certain areas is desirable, this is an entry-level position in which candidates who demonstrate excellent promise and a passion for developing superior academic library systems will be given the most serious consideration. Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Preferred: Working knowledge of technologies needed to manage the enterprise environment including system administration tools (e.g. UNIX command structure, Apache, security standards) and programming languages (e.g. Perl, PHP, SQL, JAVA, XML, JAVA). Understanding of enterprise library applications such as integrated library systems, discovery services, OpenURL resolvers, proxy services, digital repositories, and interlibrary loan. Exposure to research libraries with knowledge of public and technical services operations, as well as library standards (MARC, Dublin Core, OAI-PMH, etc.). Strong analytical, troubleshooting, time management and problem resolution skills. Ability to learn and apply new technologies independently. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients and staff. Ability to work successfully with external vendor support and documentation. Availability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Libraries

Virginia Commonwealth University is Virginia’s largest research university, enrolling over 32,000 students. Located in Richmond, Virginia (http://www.vcu.edu/richmond/), it is classified by Carnegie as Research University (very high research activity), VCU offers 40 doctoral, 67 masters, 3 professional, and 60 baccalaureate degree programs. Twenty-seven of VCU's graduate, professional programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation, with 21 programs ranking in the top 25 and two programs — sculpture and nurse anesthesia — ranked number one. Over 1,900 faculty comprise the University's teaching force. Research strengths at the University include health and life sciences, education, engineering, social work, behavioral sciences, public affairs, advertising and design, and the fine arts. Sponsored research funding totals over $230 million, placing VCU among the top 100 research institutions in the United States. VCU’s strategic plan (http://www.future.vcu.edu/pdfs/Quest_Full_Document.pdf) embraces an acceleration in the growth of VCU’s library system and includes a new Master Site Plan that envisions additions to both library facilities operated by the VCU Libraries. An off-site storage facility was completed 2010 and major renovations to create a Learning Commons in Cabell Library opened summer 2010. A major space planning study for library facilities is underway.
Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University (including the James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus) employ 47 professionals and 73 support staff with an annual budget exceeding $16.6 million. VCU also operates programs in Doha, Qatar, including a library supporting the program there; Northern Virginia; and in various additional locations throughout the U.S. and the world. The VCU Libraries is a Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, SPARC, CNI, BioMed Central, and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a statewide networking consortium for shared access to electronic and print resources. The VCU Libraries uses a suite of products from Ex Libris in addition to CONTENTdm and DSpace as the foundation of its system architecture to enhance access to its collections and services. It is in the process of adopting Primo as its discovery layer and has been selected by Ex Libris as an early adopter for Alma, its next generation cloud-based system for library management.
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45,000 annually. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see http://www.hr.vcu.edu/benefits/.
For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page at http://www.library.vcu.edu/. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications must be received prior to March 23. Submit cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:
Pamela H. Fraga
Assistant to the University Librarian
VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University
901 Park Avenue
PO Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
804-828-0151 (fax)

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Dean of Library Services

Missouri State University located in Springfield, Missouri, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of Library Services.  The successful candidate will possess the vision and leadership qualities necessary to move an already strong library to the next level.  The Dean provides academic, administrative, and fiscal leadership to the Libraries and reports directly to the Provost.  He or she will encourage faculty development, build partnerships with external constituents and public organizations, engage in fundraising, and facilitate the Public Affairs mission of the University as it relates to the University Libraries.

The candidate selected must have a strong record of academic leadership in librarianship and higher education, must have an ALA-accredited master’s degree, and must possess credentials that qualify him/her for appointment as a full professor at Missouri State University.

The ideal candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

·        Master’s degree  or higher, in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and credentials consistent with appointment at the rank of full professor at Missouri State University

·        Commitment to excellence in librarianship, teaching, research and service

·        Proven leadership and successful management of library professionals  in an academic setting;

·        Demonstrated ability to facilitate working relationships across the University and the broader library community

·        Interest in and commitment to fundraising, alumni relations and development activities

·        Evidence of commitment to diversity

·        Experience in  operational and fiscal management within a library environment
Missouri State University expects to select a new Dean of Library Services during the Spring 2012 semester to assume full-time responsibilities prior to the start of the Fall 2012 semester.  The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The application review process will begin February 27, 2012 and remain open until filled.   To apply please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and names and contact information of three professional references electronically at:  https://jobs.missouristate.edu.

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Prohibited sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence. In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees.
This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, (417) 836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights.
Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Management Librarian

The University of Montana—Missoula
Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Management Librarian
Rank: Tenure Track, Assistant Professor (12-month)

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at The University of Montana seeks an Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Management Librarian to provide expertise and leadership in the procurement, licensing, management, and support of ongoing access to electronic and print information resources purchased by UM libraries. The successful candidate will possess an ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science completed by the appointment date; demonstrated understanding of current models, practices, trends, and tools used by academic libraries for acquisitions, access and discoverability of electronic resources and electronic resource management software; awareness of trends and working experience or coursework in cataloging, indexing and/or metadata and information retrieval, including RDA and FRBR; and the ability to meet standards for achieving tenure and promotion. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and self-motivated; enjoy working in a fast-paced, changing environment; have excellent analytical, organizational, time management, project management, and communication skills; have individual initiative; have a commitment to excellent customer service; and have a strong interest in working with open URL linking technologies, managing web-scale discovery tools, budgeting, analyzing usage statistics, licensing, facilitating communication within the library, and coordinating staff training and workflows. Consider applying today!

Full position description and instructions on how to apply are available at http://umjobs.silkroad.com   
The University of Montana is an EEO/AA employer.

Library Administration
Mansfield Library
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive #9936
Missoula, MT 59812