Acquisitions Librarian Job Description Sample
Resource Acquisitions Manager
The Resource Acquisitions Manager oversees the strategies, processes and workflows of acquiring content in all formats for general and special collections of the Sheridan Libraries. In collaboration with the Head of Technical Services, this role helps develop the vision and strategic goals for the acquisitions team. This role also works closely with the Associate Director for Collections and Academic Services and Welch Medical Library's acquisitions staff to coordinate electronic resources licensing and access management across the Johns Hopkins University Libraries. This position has a deep understanding of best practices and emerging trends in collections procurement and scholarly publishing in academic research libraries. This individual actively engages with publishers, vendors, subscription agents, and consortia to acquire content and conducts ongoing evaluation of their services. In collaboration with colleagues across the University and content providers, this forward thinking position aligns acquisitions strategies with collection needs and available resources. The position develops innovative approaches and designs workflows to ensure that the Acquisitions team of six FTE obtain resources in a timely, fiscally responsible, and effective manner ensuring compliance with JHU's licensing and financial principles and practices.
The Johns Hopkins University Libraries spend over $19 million for collections annually. This position must work collaboratively and closely with a number of departments and divisions across Johns Hopkins including University-wide Library Technical Services, the Library's Financial Unit, the Associate Director for Collections and Academic Services, the Libraries Shared Services and Applications, University Purchasing, University legal counsel, subject liaisons, and others to acquire materials from various publishing markets domestically and internationally.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Oversees all acquisitions processes and workflows including firm orders, approval plan profiles, demand-driven acquisitions, evidence-based acquisitions, standing orders, subscriptions, and electronic resource licensing
Establishes effective business relationships with current and prospective book/serial publishers, subscription agents, electronic resource vendors, and consortia; evaluates and analyzes their services and pricing, and makes recommendations for improvements
Collaborates with Associate Director for Collections and Academic Services and University Purchasing to evaluate the impact of publisher and vendor business models and those impacts on the Libraries acquisitions
Leads collaboration in developing acquisitions policies, procedures, principles, and workflows
Hires, supervises, coaches, develops, and evaluates staff; ensures alignment of individual and team goals with the Libraries' priorities and goals
Trains and mentors staff to ensure smooth operations and build understanding of evolving acquisitions practices, trends, and standards
Develops collaborative approaches and best practices with University Libraries colleagues to provide efficient and cost-effective acquisitions services
Enhances acquisitions expertise and continued awareness of the scholarly research process through participation in committees, workshops, webinars, and professional associations
Serves as an expert in the use of Sirsi/Dynix Horizon Acquisitions module and the related functions of the University's SAP system
Works closely with University Shared Services and Applications group (IT), researches and analyzes operational aspects of vendor products and services
Ensures legal and financial compliance with University systems
Participates proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams
Understands the life cycle of scholarly communications from creation through various stages of use through disposition
Understands the legal framework in which the acquisitions and licensing of eresources takes place. Demonstrates how and for whom an organization licenses content, as well as the concepts, implications, and contract language pertaining to issues such as archival rights, perpetual access, and interlibrary loan
Understands issues surrounding copyright and fair use so licensing ensures library-friendly terms and conditions
Understands the records management skills needed for actively coordinating and managing the often complicated records needed to track resources
Understands how content should be organized and described so that it will be most useful to the community
Has a theoretical and practical knowledge of the structures, hardware, and software underlying the provision of access to content and the interrelatedness of those systems. This includes but is not limited to information, communication, assistive, and related technologies as they affect the resources and service delivery of content
Understands how to collect, analyze, manipulate, and provide meaningful interpretation of data using relational databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and other tools
Understands and uses established research methods and systems analysis for trouble shooting
Understands and uses methods of assessing and evaluating the specifications, efficacy, and cost efficiency of technology-based products and services
Identifies the principles and techniques necessary to identify and analyze emerging technologies and innovations in order to recognize and implement relevant technological improvements
Demonstrates problem solving, organization, and analytical skills and has an aptitude for detail-oriented work
Communicates effectively, promptly, and consistently, verbally and in writing, with a broad range of internal and external audiences, and must be able to tailor the message to the circumstances and audience as needed
Tolerates complexity and ambiguity, has the ability to recognize patterns and exceptions to the pattern. Is flexible and open-minded. Breaks down problems into fundamental parts and identifies the root cause and possible solutions
Communicates in a timely manner with others about changes that may impact them, including the context and/or reason for the changes; motivates others for results; enables and empowers staff
Clearly communicates expectations, establishes goals, sets performance standards; recognizes staff achievements
Modifies approaches to achieve results in changing situations; empowers and inspires others to find solutions in a timely manner
Takes ownership and holds oneself accountable
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
MLS or MLIS
Minimum 3 years as team lead or supervisory experience in acquiring collections in multiple languages and formats
Experience with multi-consortial purchasing
Experience evaluating complex workflows and developing innovative strategies for timely procurement of collections
Ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines
Strong commitment to enhancing service through teamwork and using technology to advance goals
Experience working with vendors of information resources
Experience negotiating complex contracts
Experience writing and managing RFP's
Knowledge of copyright and Intellectual Property issues
Understanding of link resolver software, metasearch software, data collection software, discovery services, ERMs, and administrative functions of proprietary databases
Understanding of standards and protocols such as Open URL/z39.50, central authentication services (Shibboleth), electronic data interchange (EDI), Open Archives Initiative – Protocols for Metadata Harvesting (OAI – PMH)
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Flexibility and initiative in carrying out assignments in a changing, production-oriented environment
Demonstrated successful project management experience
Commitment to staff development, mentoring, training as well as cross-departmental collaboration and communication
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
Commitment to professional growth and development with a record of professional activity
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially within a diverse environment
Experience with Sirsi/Dynix Horizon environment
Experience with Serials Solutions ERM
Knowledge of current cataloging standards
Working knowledge of at least one Western European or non-Western European language
Knowledge of statistical analysis and interpretation
Experience conducting assessment
Experience working successfully in a complex, multi-library organizational structure
Knowledge of emerging linked data trends and potential impacts on the way data will be communicated throughout the information supply chain.
Classified Title: Librarian III
Starting Salary Range: $57,544 - $79,047
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Employee subgroup: Exempt
Location: Baltimore, MD
Department name: Technical Services
Personnel area: Libraries
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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Head Of Electronic Resources And Serials Acquisitions
MLS or equivalent education or related work experience
Six to eight years of experience in an academic library setting
Minimum three years of supervisory experience and prior performance management for staff required
Duties and Responsibilities continued:
In consultation with the Assistant University Librarian for Content Strategies Innovations, set the strategic direction for electronic resources management and serials acquisition, applying knowledge of current issues and trends in print serials management and electronic resource licensing, copyright, open access, acquisition, and the publishing industry.
As an active participant in the ITS Senior Leadership Team, help develop and support the strategic direction for technical services functions, including staff development opportunities that ensure alignment between services and the Library's user community needs as well as planning annual and multi-year projects across the library system, securing support from constituents and stakeholders.
Foster a creative and innovative approach to the implementation of strategic change in an environment that strives for continuous improvement and encourages a flexible work force to innovate and test ideas inside and outside of their standard roles.
Model the unit's "Can Do" approach to work in an environment that promotes accountability, high performance, staff engagement, and diversity through a sense of purpose and spirit of cooperation.
Collaborate with Harvard leadership on new initiatives related to open access and alumni access.
Contribute to a program to gather and analyze meaningful usage data and other analytics in collaboration with the Assessment Librarian and selectors.
Participate in infrastructure development to support research data, licensed data mining, and text mining.
Engage in peer and stakeholder outreach to promote best practice at Harvard and beyond.
At the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.
We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.
A global leader, the Harvard Library is a pre-eminent research library that acquires, disseminates, and preserves knowledge. Harvard's Library holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding inventories of digital resources. It is the work of the Harvard Library to provide the University's faculty, students, and researchers—now and in the future—with comprehensive access over time to all of these materials.
Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://lib.harvard.edu/about-us and about the Harvard University community athttp://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard.
The Harvard Library is a proud member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.
Percent Time:100%Type of PositionRegular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.Duties:
MONOGRAPHIC ACQUISITIONS COORDINATOR
Librarian (PLB1-3A) or Specialist Librarian (PLB2-4A)
Position Description: Reporting to the Head, Acquisitions, the Monographic Acquisitions Coordinator provides leadership and supervision in acquiring and managing information resources in several formats to support the success of teaching and research at the University of Iowa. This position is responsible for developing acquisitions policies and procedures; creating and maintaining positive vendor relationships; monitoring approval plans and Library of Congress Cooperative Acquisitions Programs (LC CAP); and overseeing gift receipts and processing. This position provides strategic leadership and coordinates day-to-day activities including personnel management and setting and communicating unit priorities. This position supervises staff and works closely with collection management, electronic resources/serials, cataloging-metadata, and finance department colleagues.
Specific responsibilities and duties include:
Serves as the Library's primary contact for monographic vendors (includes electronic demand-driven acquisitions and approval plan management), and publisher representatives.
Oversees daily processes and activities of a staff performing procurement, gift processing, and invoice preparation.
Develops policies, procedures, and workflows to achieve greater efficiencies and improve customer service, including integrating workflows with other departments.
Provides effective and timely supervision of staff including training and performance management.
Manages orders and communication associated with the following programs: 1) Newly promoted and tenured faculty recognition, 2) Memorial, donation, and volunteer bookplates.
Facilitates departmental communication with colleagues across units including other technical services staff and subject specialists.
Maintains current knowledge and awareness of library trends and best practices relative to materials acquisitions.
Represents the department and the Libraries throughout the University and at state, regional, and national levels.
Contributes to the profession through service, research, publishing, and/or teaching.
Participates in committees, task forces, and working groups.
Salary and appointment: Start date is negotiable. Appointment will be made at the Librarian (I) or Specialist Librarian (II) level. Salary ranges: Librarian $47,500-$49,500 or Specialist Librarian $50,000 - $65,000. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans, University of Iowa health insurance plan, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.
Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/73054. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by July 16, 2018.
References will be requested at a later date from finalists.
- Collaboration and Embracing Diversity
Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
- Positive Impact/Achieving Results
Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
- Service Excellence/Customer Focus
Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa Libraries system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University's locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists' books.
Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, ARL, OCLC, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.
The UI Libraries is a charter member of the newly formed ACRL Diversity Alliance.
The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,000 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving 30,500 students, more than 40% of whom are from out of state and close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University's faculty and staff and 10% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 8% of the students are from foreign countries.
The University of Iowa is home to the Writers' Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. In 2008, UNESCO designated Iowa City as a world City of Literature.
Iowa City is a community of some 71,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 35.4% of the students are minority, with 19.8% identifying as Black, 8.4% as Hispanic, 6.7% as Asian/Pacific Islander, and .3% as Native American during the 2014/15 school year.
For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries, please see http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/
For more information about the University of Iowa and community, please see https://jobs.uiowa.edu/why_ui/index.php and Build A Career Build A Life.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
- ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science
To qualify at the Librarian level: ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science and demonstrated interest in professional development.
To qualify at the Specialist Librarian level: ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science, two or more years of professional experience, and demonstrated involvement in professional development.
Demonstrated understanding of acquisitions processes and technology, including integrated library systems (ILS) and vendor databases.
Demonstrated ability to assess, develop and implement new workflow efficiencies.
Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork with librarians and library staff.
Knowledge of collection management practices and trends.
Evidence of advanced organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
Demonstrated understanding of the mission and functions of a large research library.
Managerial experience, supervising and organizing the work of others.
Experience overseeing approval plans.
Knowledge of budgets and statistical reporting.
Familiarity with cataloging principles and practices.
Experience with GOBI or similar approval plan vendors.
Experience with Ex Libris Alma.
Bibliographic knowledge of one or more languages other than English.
Administrative Librarian (Associate Librarian For Library Services )
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- This is an open continuous vacancy announcement. Applicants may submit or update their application at any time before the announcement closes.
Applicants will be referred to the selecting official after each cutoff date specified in the announcement. This announcement is scheduled to close on the specified date in the announcement; however, the announcement may close earlier than the last specified cutoff date at the request of the selecting official or after a specified number of jobs are filled. Final application disposition will be completed once the announcement closes.
Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements by the date of their application.
The cutoff for receipt of applications under this announcement will be 11:59 p.m. e.s.t. on the following dates: July 20, 2018, August 20, 2018, September 20, 2018, October 22, 2018, and November 23, 2018.*
The Associate Librarian for Library Services is responsible for directing the acquisition, organization, and preservation of the Library's universal collection of materials; for ensuring the quality of the collections and for providing rapid and effective access to them, serving as the leader in maintaining and securing the Library's universal collection of materials in all formats and media; for directing the provision of service to the Congress, libraries, scholars, the productive private sector, the educational community, other government agencies, and the general public.
The incumbent manages the Library Services service unit of the Library, exercising final responsibility for budget, personnel management, policy administration, and overall operational effectiveness. The Associate Librarian for Library Services participates in the overall management of the Library through membership on the Library's Executive Committee (EC), the top policy-making body.
This position is located in the Office of the Library, Library Collections and Service Group, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 374285.
This position has no promotion potential. The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
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The Associate Librarian for Library Services has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of an entire service unit. Is primarily responsible for the direction and management of large-scale operations to efficiently and effectively achieve specified goals and objectives.
Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations. Initiates, modifies, recommends, or discontinues such actions as appropriate.
The incumbent also serves, as a collateral duty, as Executive Agent for Collections Security. In this capacity, he/she is responsible to the Librarian, the Principal Deputy Librarian, the Deputy Librarian for the Collections and Services Group, and the Executive Committee for assuring that collections security is a core program of the Library, its managers, and staff. To accomplish this responsibility, the Executive Agent exercises agency-wide authority to oversee all collections security activities and programs, including the Director of the Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness with respect to his/her collections security responsibilities, the Chief Information Officer with respect to his/her digital collections security responsibilities, and the Collections Security Oversight Committee (CSOC).
Directs the processing and cataloging of materials acquired for the Library's collections. Facilitates and reinforces the Library's continuous improvement in metadata creation processes, procedures and systems, while ensuring that the Library meets its arrearage reduction goals.
Directs the preservation and conservation of the Library's collections, establishing priorities for the preservation of items based on their importance to the Congress and the nation. Explores new technologies for preservation, works to establish international standards for these technologies, and participates in national and international preservation efforts. Directs the provision of a variety of film and photo-reproductive products and services based on the Library's collections.
Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with professional peers internationally, Library or service unit management and officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of the Library.
- Incumbent may be required to travel for business purposes.
Who May Apply This job is open to… Anyone may apply
- By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.
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- See requirements listed below under Qualifications Required.
Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above.
All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position. The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library's vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library's Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.
The competencies below are required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk () are considered the most critical competencies for this position.
A candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:
(1) Ability to provide program oversight and administrative management of agency programs and operations: The successful candidate has the ability to carry out established human resources management functions and practices that include: keeping employees informed of significant aspects of personnel management and the following: 1) interviewing and hiring staff; 2) providing regular and corrective feedback and coaching; 3) evaluating work performance; 4) encouraging active staff participation; 5) giving advice and instruction; 6) recommending performance standards and ratings; 7) identifying training opportunities; 8) managing staff time and attendance, and approving leave; 9) reviewing and approving disciplinary actions; and 10) resolving informal complaints.
(2) Ability to perform human resources management functions: The successful candidate has the ability to carry out established human resources management functions and practices including: keeping employees informed of significant aspects of personnel management and the following: 1) interviewing and hiring staff; 2) providing regular and corrective feedback and coaching; 3) evaluating work performance; 4) encouraging active staff participation; 5) giving advice and instruction; 6) recommending performance standards and ratings; 7) identifying training opportunities; 8) managing staff time and attendance, and approving leave; 9) reviewing and approving disciplinary actions; and 10) resolving informal complaints.
(3) Ability to direct the acquisitions, organization, and preservation of library collection of materials: The successful candidate has the ability to direct the acquisitions, organization and preservation of materials by ensuring collections are developed to serve its constituents and that those constituents are provided the best possible bibliographic, research and referral services. This includes, 1) collaborating with variety of individual to build and select collections for an organization, 2) managing the acquisitions for collections; 3) fostering scholarly research in the library collections, 4) creating programs to share collections with individuals, 5) developing and implementing collections security plans, and 6) assuring the security of the collections.
(4) Ability to identify and analyze operational problems and develop solutions: The successful candidate has the ability to anticipate, analyze, develop, and plan the strategies necessary to coordinate and solve operational issues, complaints and grievances. This includes logically examining, analyzing, interpreting, and synthesizing information from different sources; generating and evaluating reasonable alternative solutions and the implications, consequences, and benefits of choosing each alternative; selecting the most promising alternative or course of action; and committing to action even in uncertain situations.
(5) Ability to communicate in writing: The successful candidate has the ability to communicate complex and specialized issues in writing through 1) policies and procedures, 2) strategic planning and forecasting documents, 3) performance management documents, 4) program proposals, 5) analysis/reports, 6) project plans, 7) budget documentation, 8) annual reports, 9) statements of work, and 10) policies and guidelines. This includes targeting the amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of the information to the needs of the receiver/audience.
(6) Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: The successful candidate has the ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.
Librarian (Senior Library Information Systems Specialist)
This position serves as a Senior Library Information Systems Specialist and is located in the Policy and Standards Division and reports to the Chief, Policy Standards Division. The Senior Library Information Systems Specialist leads the Library’s efforts to disseminate library documentation digitally, which is critical to the Library’s role as a leader in library standards development.
Plans, researches and develops projects based on requirements development, information storage strategies, retrieval technologies, and performs highly technical tests in support of the agency’s metadata documentation program. Recommends changes to policy and procedures with potentially significant impacts on the Library's dissemination of data that serve as the authoritative source of metadata documentation for research collections of national and international significance.
This position is located in the Policy and Standards Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 373631.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit positions.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
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The position uses a mastery of acquisitions
, cataloging, classification, metadata technologies and library automation techniques and principles to research, analyze and specify detailed functional requirements for new or enhanced products and services. Participates fully in new metadata standards and policy development.
Solves highly complex and technical problems within library automation and library technology and makes significant recommendations to change, interpret or develop innovative and important products, information policies, programs, approaches or analysis methods. Formulates and executes plans and procedures with full technical responsibility for interpretation of findings. Evaluates, acquires, adapts and maintains automated systems.
The position stays abreast of new developments in disseminating information using advanced library automation and technology and develops policies, programs, services and products for the division. Methods and techniques developed serve as models for other libraries outside the agency.
Develops functional requirements that emphasize and relate both the needs and abilities of senior librarians in metadata creation and usage of metadata products by professional or novice library patrons. Working with appropriate OCIO staff, develops system test plans involving numerous and diverse data conditions and procedures to ensure that the online products are authoritative and in conformance with all applicable standards accepted by national and international libraries.
Applies original and creative thinking to the analysis and implementation of requests for new or enhanced products or other metadata automation support to determine the feasibility of requests and to ensure that user requirements are satisfied using methods that maximize benefits and minimize costs. Identifies and recommends new methods and approaches as needed. Evaluates new automation support and services for procurement.
Establishes and maintains consultative relationships, using advanced communication skills, with planning staff and administrative or operations officers in other service units and in external organizations, both national and international, to facilitate the exchange of vital planning and technical information.
Prepares written reports and presentations for delivery at meetings and conferences. Briefs visitors from the national and international library community on technical aspects of the service unit's information distribution program.
Elicits understanding, acceptance, and active support for Library services, policies, and procedures. Develops instructional material and guidelines for use with metadata products nationally and internationally.
Who May Apply
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Anyone may apply
- By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.
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Conditions of Employment
No additional requirements to those listed above.
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge
, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Knowledge of cataloging metadata standards, policies, procedures, applications, and practices.
Ability to perform program and project management functions related to library metadata, and provide advice and assistance to managers.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.
Ability to evaluate and implement metadata standards.
Ability to interact collaboratively with others and provide consultation or liaison services.
Ability to research and analyze technical issues.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.
The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, a Disability Services or Career Services Office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The date of certification must be within three (3) years of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at or email . FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.
The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.
Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.
The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.
Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.
Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214.
Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.
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Distance Education Librarian - San Diego, CA Or Remote
Distance Education Librarian
Excited about online education? Why not grow your skills by finding out how we're pioneering this new chapter in librarianship? Become part of our exceptional team and seize the opportunity to help us innovate new ways to deliver information literacy in the classroom. Connect with students from across the globe, hone your reference skills and serve as the information guru to designated academic programs. Join our dedicated, creative, friendly and productive team. We're looking for you!
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions -- Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation.
Passionate -- We change lives through education.
Trusted -- We are confident in each other to do the right thing.
Ownership -- We are accountable for our results.
Excellence -- We succeed through ongoing development, growth and improvement.
Attitude -- We have a positive and determined mindset.
Teamwork -- We promote a collaborative and caring work environment.
The Distance Education Librarian position is a full-time employment opportunity. The Distance Education Librarian may participate in reference, outreach, library instruction, assessment activities, and/or other responsibilities required to support a multi-institutional organization.
This innovative, leading edge, and forward thinking Distance Education Librarian position is grounded in the best qualities of traditional libraries and libraries designed to serve today's learners in an online environment. This individual must embrace high quality library services, student-centered solutions, and a commitment to responding to the needs of all learners. This professional must also be a continuous learner who is comfortable learning new technologies and in developing effective approaches to supporting nontraditional learners.
Essential Job Duties:
Providing reference and research assistance and library instruction to online students via email, phone and chat
Collaborating with Deans, faculty, course developers, curriculum staff, and other university departments at Ashford University to integrate information literacy and library instruction into the curriculum
Developing and delivering webinars for students on research and information literacy topics
Serving as a library liaison to one of the five Ashford colleges and/or divisions
Developing electronic training materials and research guides that focus on information literacy and library usage
Engaging with faculty and staff to identify resource needs and promote the library's resources and services
Providing tier-1 technical support related to library resources
Additional Job Duties (include but are not limited to):
Developing and implementing library marketing and outreach initiatives that target students, faculty and staff
Designing strategies to assess the impact of library services on student learning
Assisting with other ongoing library assessment activities, such as surveys and focus groups
Collaborating on collection development initiatives, including analysis of usage statistics for current holdings, analysis of alignment of collection with programs and curriculum, and evaluations of potential new acquisitions
Additional tasks as assigned
Reference experience in a university, college or public library environment
Demonstrable experience with using online library databases
Experience with providing library instruction or creating instructional materials for students or patrons in a university, college or public library environment
Knowledge of current issues and trends in information literacy
Strong commitment to customer service
Proven dedication to student learning and success
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Ability to effectively collaborate in a team environment
Proficiency with modern information technology
Experience doing email, phone or chat reference in a university, college or public library environment
Experience providing information literacy instruction
Experience working with faculty on instructional initiatives
Experience with non-traditional, first-generation college students
Experience servicing a diverse student body
- MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
BPI Talent Acquisition: 01.29.2018BP
Collections/Systems Librarian And Subject Specialist, Limited Term Appointment
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
Reporting to the Dean for Library and Academic Resources, this temporary position assists in collection development and systems management. As assigned, this individual will be a subject liaison responsible for collection development, general and subject specialized reference, and information literacy instruction working with students and faculty.
Plans and leads Collection Development Team meetings in collaboration with the Dean, Library and Academic Resources. In consultation, establishes, monitors and assesses annual collection development goals. Communicates collection development issues and needs to other teams and to Library Management. Represents the library's collection and supporting services to campus groups and constituencies as appropriate. Prepares and analyzes collection statistics and trends and communicates these through regularly published reports. Assesses the quality of the Library Collection and its capacity to support the research and learning needs of the College's students, faculty and staff.
Works with Interim Dean to assist in collection management responsibilities
Maintains library specific software and supports library staff in its use
Troubleshoots all library systems and electronic resources
Open URL linking
Acquisitions ordering and tracking systems Serials Management Systems
Discovery Layer interface
Assists in preparation of data and analysis of Library services for use in reports - working in collaboration with the Collection Management Team in the collection and analysis of usage statistics
Subject Specialist (Art/Art History, Performing Arts, and World
Serves as a member of the liaison team to provide subject-specific instruction, collection development, and research services to meet the needs of students, staff, and faculty in assigned academic and co-curricular departments
Promotes Library resources and services to assigned academic and co-curricular departments
Serves as collection development coordinator for assigned liaison areas
Provides instruction and research consultations for students, staff, and faculty in liaison departments. Provides course-integrated information literacy instruction
Develops print and online research guides for assigned academic and co-curricular departments
Serves as a member of the Reference/Research Services Team
Provides research advice and assistance in all modes of delivery to SMC students, faculty, and staff, as well as non-College users
Fulfills day, night, and weekend desk hours as scheduled
Actively participates in Reference Team meetings
4.Other Duties as Assigned.
Experience and Qualifications
REQUIRED: ALA-accredited MLS
PREFERRED: second subject Master's
1.Minimum 7 years professional Librarian experience required. Position will be appointed at the Associate Librarian rank. (SMC library and do not have tenured status.)
2.Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively coordinating efforts of others across departmental lines and successful experience working in a team environment.
3.Substantial knowledge of publishing marketplace and trends, including awareness ofNISO standards and emerging standards and recommended practices.
4.Demonstrated successful experience as a subject selector and experience and knowledge of collection development processes required.
5.Successful track record of administering and allocating complex, multi-disciplinary budgets.
6.Demonstrated understanding of and experience with collection development budget allocation models and best practices.
7.Proven success at supervising and managing diverse staff with time-dependent, highly detailed and technical responsibilities.
8.Significant experience coordinating professional staff effectively without direct supervisory responsibility.
9.Technical experience using national bibliographic utilities required.
10. Experience working with library consortia and vendors for the purchase of electronic resources, including license agreement negotiation.
11. Substantial experience with major integrated library systems required, preference given to candidates with experience with Innovative Sierra.
12. Desired experience supervising technical staff who manage, develop and troubleshoot highly technical systems including hardware and software, such as integrated systems incorporating acquisitions and serials control modules.
13. Prefer experience with acquisitions processes including vendor selection, establishment of funds tracking; periodicals and electronic resources tools including Open URL, ERM's, Serials List management.
14. Desired experience providing reference and instruction to a variety of users.
15. Excellent organization, written and communication skills are essential.
1.Proven abilities in problem-solving and troubleshooting complex integrated library systems including systems that work across multiple vendors such as integrated library systems, vendor purchasing systems, invoicing systems, and Discovery layer products.
2.Subject expertise in areas in which the college teaches undergraduate or graduate courses prefen-ed.
Application Instructions: Please apply online at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu
Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.
Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.
Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/public-safety/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report-0. To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
$66,396.00 - $81,972.00 Annually
City of Santa Monica, CA
7/19/2018 5:30 PM Pacific
NOTE: The eligibility list established for this recruitment will be used to fill Librarian I permanent full-time (40 hours per week); Librarian I permanent part-time (20 hours per week); and Librarian I (As-Needed) (without benefits) positions. (Bilingual skills may be required).
NOTE: Permanent, part-time employees will have the option of electing from one of the City-provided HMO medical insurance plans for the employee coverage only in addition to pro-rated sick leave, vacation and holiday time.
NOTE: The current vacancy is for a Librarian I - Teen/Adult at the Pico Branch.
NOTE: These positions will be required to work evenings and weekends.
JOB SUMMARY: Provides professional library services for library customers. Participates in one or more of the following areas: reference, referral and reader's advisory services, youth services, programming, collection development, acquisitions and invoicing; cataloging, materials circulation, information technology or coordinating a specialized service or program.
Note: Duties may vary dependent upon assignment
Assists internal and external customers in person, by telephone and online by providing reference, referral and reader's advisory services; and selecting, recommending and locating library materials and resources appropriate to their needs.
Provides instruction in the use of library materials including the online catalog, databases, electronic and Web resources and other computer hardware and software programs.
Coordinates activities related to the lending and return of library materials and monitors procedures for the collection of fines and fees.
Responds to reference and readers' advisory questions and assists adults, teens and children in the use of the library.
Prepares exhibits, displays, bibliographies, reading lists and other library promotional materials using computer software, web page authoring and social media tools.
Classifies and catalogs a wide variety of library material including books, periodicals, media, government documents and other such materials in accordance with international standards and local practice.
Evaluates and recommends materials for binding, mending or discarding from collections, as appropriate.
Reviews, selects, develops, maintains, and promotes library collections.
Develops and/or maintains databases, indexes and web content.
Hires, schedules, trains, reviews and evaluates work of assigned staff.
Coordinates, implements and/or oversees special library projects or programs such as author programs, children's story times, after school and summer reading programs, volunteer and community outreach programs, classes in the use of library resources or special collections/services such as local history resources.
Prepares grant requests and implements grants related to library services including monitoring fund expenditures and preparing reports.
Monitors funds available for new acquisitions and prepares orders for new library materials.
Maintains a variety of library records. Communicates orally and in writing with the public, staff and vendors.
Performs other related duties, as assigned.
Knowledge, Abilities and
Principles, practices and procedures of public librarianship.
Current classification and cataloging principles, systems and practices.
Automated library systems, computer systems, bibliographic utilities, on?line services, database management and maintenance, MARC formats, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and Dewey Decimal Classification.
Computer applications and online databases.
Effective supervisory techniques.
Effective customer service techniques.
Catalog, classify and assign subject headings.
Evaluate library materials and authors.
Monitor budget allocations and expenditures.
Conduct reference interviews and perform reader's advisory to recommend appropriate resources or materials.
Promote interest in library services.
Plan, organize and participate in functional activities of a library.
Prepare studies and reports and maintain records.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Use and provide instructions for the use of computers and online databases.
Use social media tools to promote the library and interact with patrons.
Develop and maintain website content.
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with customers, coworkers, City employees and the public.
Select, train and evaluate employees.
Provide effective customer service.
The use of computers and library related computer technologies.
Working effectively with persons from diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds.
Education, Training and Experience:
Master's degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university in Library Science.
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California driver license may be required for some positions.
Bilingual skills are desirable.
HOW TO APPLY: All applicants must submit an online City application and required supplemental questions to be considered for this position.
Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process and should not be submitted.
NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college diploma/transcript.
Applicants who indicated receipt of degree from a foreign institution must provide United States degree and credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcript.
All materials must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than close of business on the application closing date. You may attach a scanned copy of your college diploma or transcript to your online application, e-mail a scanned copy of your college diploma or transcript to or fax a copy to the attention of Rosie Cruz at . Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified.
SELECTION PROCESS: All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding their qualifications for the position.
All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Testing will consist of the following:
Oral Interview: 100%
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation
NOTE: If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list,in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position.
Chemistry And Geosciences Librarian
An ALA-accredited Master's degree in library/information science OR equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
Familiarity with chemistry and geosciences research and literature.
Academic degree in chemistry, geosciences or a related subject area.
Minimum 2 year professional experience relevant to research services and instruction in an academic or special library.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully and collegially with a diverse group of scholars and colleagues. Strongly Preferred:
Experience conducting research consultations in an academic setting.
Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment.
Familiarity with scholarly communications initiatives and demonstrated knowledge of scientific research and publication trends.
Demonstrated experience in budget management and responsibility. The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/position/5904 and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
Automated Systems & Technical Services Librarian
A. Educational Background: Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
B. Experience: At least 3 years experience working in a library, preferably at an institution of higher education; experience in implementing / supporting integrated library automation systems and technical services experience, including original cataloging of materials, experience managing an integrated library system, preferably Aleph and/or Alma; experience working with screencasting software and front-end web development languages; experience implementing emerging technologies; experience developing a social networking presence in libraries; experience with the ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan) system, EZ Proxy remote authentication software, course management software, and LibGuides; experience in reference, library instruction, collection development and programming. Requires initiative and vision necessary to creatively advance automated/technical services at FLCC. Excellent interpersonal skills.
Coordinate all Aleph Library Management System operations, including OPAC, acquisitions, cataloging, serials control, circulation/ reserves, report generation, portal devices (OpenURL, discovery systems, etc.) and scheduling modules, report problems and recommend solutions to the library director.
Maintain library web page.
Serve as a resource for other library staff regarding all automation issues.
Participate in short and long-term planning, and implementation of new library automation technologies.
Serve on management team for library systems development.
Act as library liaison to Academic/Institutional Computing.
Act as library liaison to SUNY OLIS and SUNYConnect on automation issues.
B. Technical Services:
Supervise all Technical Services operations; report problems and recommend solution to library director.
Maintain a continuing review of all Technical Services objectives, policies and procedures, recommend changes as needed.
Train Technical Services staff.
Create original records and supervise copy cataloging of print/non-print materials using the OCLC national bibliographic databases.
Establish and maintain standards for the input of bibliographic data in the librarys automation system.
Keep up-to-date with LC and OCLC technologies and policies, as well as national trends in bibliographic control.
Supervise processing of materials into collection.
Plan, implement and operate acquisitions module of EX Libris Aleph System.
Serve as liaison to monograph and automation vendors.
Coordinate acquisition procedures with bibliographic librarians.
Establish and review proper policies and procedures for solicitation, handling and acknowledgement of gifts and the disposition of unwanted materials.
E. Department Liaison:
Act as library liaison to Computing Science department and or other assigned department by providing bibliographic instruction, collection development and other services that support their curriculum.
Searching assistance for complex research topics.
Monitor assigned funds for purchase of monographs in liaison areas.
- Regular reference desk duty is required.
- Assist the library director with the planning, implementation, cataloging and supervision of the Charles J. Meder Librarys Archives.
H. Emerging Technologies:
- Investigate and implement new technologies.
Coordinate Library Assessment Surveys, such as LibQual, to insure the library maintains its high level of library services.
May supervise clerical or work study students.
Teach information literacy/library instruction classes.
Assume other responsibilities at the request of the library director to insure quality library services to faculty, students and community residents are provided.
The starting salary is $47,565 and commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including NYS Retirement.
Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:
Cover letter and
Contact information for three professional references.
For full consideration apply by 8/11/18
Applications will only be accepted online.
Address your online cover letter & resume to:
Grace Loomis, Director of Human Resources.
Finger Lakes Community College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission based on an individuals race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education.
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