Bibliographer Job Description Sample
Head, Dental Library
HEAD, DENTAL LIBRARY Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button. If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link. Bookmark this Posting | Print Preview | Apply for this Job Posting Details Posting Details Reference Number 50-26576 Posted Job Title HEAD, DENTAL LIBRARY School Name University Library Org Dentistry Library Posted to the Web 08/14/2017 Posted Job/Salary Grade 028 Employment Type Exempt Hours 35.00 Position Type Full Time Position Schedule 9-5 Months 12 Position Length Ongoing Position End Date University Overview The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play. The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more. School/Center Overview The Penn Libraries serve the world-class faculty and students of Penn’s 12 schools. The Libraries’ collections comprise more than 7 million volumes, over 100,000 journals, some 2 million digitized images, and extraordinary rare and unique materials that document the intellectual and cultural experience of ancient and modern civilizations. Through our collaborative relationships, we supplement Penn’s great local collections with physical access to the Center for Research Libraries (approximately 5 million items), the combined holdings of the Ivies (more than 70 million volumes), and exclusive electronic access to some 2 million public domain titles in the HathiTrust. Today, the Libraries play an instrumental role in developing new technologies for information discovery and dissemination and are noted for groundbreaking work in digital library design. To learn more about the Penn Libraries, visit http://www.library.upenn.edu Duties The Head, Dental Library, provides leadership and direction for the Leon Levy Library, a first-rate operation in support of teaching, learning, research and clinical care for Penn’s outstanding dental faculty, staff, clinicians, and students (www.dental.upenn.edu). The position is responsible for providing high-end researcher services and instructional sessions, managing a collections budget of approximately $379,000.00, and overseeing the daily operations of the facility.Key to the success of the position is a collaborative relationship with a dynamic team of colleagues throughout the STEM* Libraries and overall Penn Libraries system to achieve excellence and consistency of service levels across the Libraries. The position supervises two support staff and reports to Director, STEM Libraries.The Dental Library is in its final stages of renovation as a distributed library on three levels of the historic Evans Building at the School of Dental Medicine, featuring a grand reading room, closed-stacks, collaborative and quiet study spaces, and an active learning classroom.SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:* Collaborate with other STEM librarians and Penn Libraries professionals to proactively develop programs in support of research, teaching, learning and clinical care.
Provide in-depth research assistance including bibliometric and publications reports, historic reference, citation management, and literature searching for Systematic Reviews and evidence-based healthcare, working closely with Dental School Dean, administrators, faculty, staff and students.
Develop digital and print collections, accelerating the transition to digital content in consultation with the Coordinating Bibliographer for Health Sciences. Manage transfers of print materials to the Library’s high-density off-site storage facility.
Advise the Coordinating Bibliographer for Health Sciences on content issues and play an active role in decisions relating to the acquisition of digital resources.
Advocate for curriculum-integrated instruction. Develop and provide curriculum- and learning management system-integrated library instruction as well as ad-hoc workshops, using a variety of techniques including video production and active-learning, demonstrating creative use of the newly renovated Dental Library spaces.
Manage rollout of new faculty expertise database.
Supervise two full-time support staff in the provision of document delivery and access services and oversight of facilities. Provide direction to full-time staff in supervising student assistants.
Participate in library-wide and Dental School groups and committees, including Curriculum and Admissions committees. Convene Dental Library Advisory Committee. Participate in Dental School activities including research days and alumni events.*STEM Libraries = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Libraries and Library services, including the health sciences libraries. Qualifications
- MLS from ALA-accredited program or equivalent in theory and practice and 3-5 years of professional library experience in an academic, special, medical or science library, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Health sciences subject expertise gained either through coursework or immersion in health sciences libraries.
Experience managing a physical facility and library operations.
Demonstrated collaborative working style.
Collection Development experience, particularly with electronic content.
Demonstrated experience in both teaching and literature searching as related to evidence-based healthcare and systematic reviews.
Familiarity with active learning concepts and spaces.
Familiarity with issues surrounding scholarly communications.
Experience preparing bibliometric reports.
Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and active involvement in professional activities. Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job. Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/30511 Posting Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). + * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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Recruitment and/or staffing agency + * What is your highest level of education completed?
Less than high school education
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Asst Prof Of NGL (Research And Inst Librarian)-Ngl
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job This position is responsible for providing professional reference/information services to patrons, teaching library information and research classes to both undergraduate and graduate students, participating in the development of the library s instruction program, and building relationships with the university community to meet their teaching, learning, and research needs. Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities includes:
Preparing guides, web-based tutorials, and content/subject modules that teach research skills, including facilitating access to collections
Working with students, faculty, staff, and other library users to locate and interpret library resources in all subject areas
Developing expertise in designated subject disciplines and maintaining current awareness of new reference initiatives
Serving as bibliographer for collection development in designated subject disciplines and recommends materials for purchase
Serving as liaison with the faculty in designated departments
Collaborating with the Instruction Librarian and the other Research and Instruction Librarians to design and develop outreach services to meet information needs of students and promotes awareness of library services and resources
Participating in assessment of library services
Keeping abreast of activities and changes in the profession
Participating in the Reference rotation including some nights and weekends
Participating in professional activities, professional development, scholarly research, publication, and service activities as outlined in Academic Policy Statement 900417, Faculty Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion Educational Requirements for the Position A degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited master s program is required. Applicants in their final months of graduate program will be considered, but must have an ALA-accredited master s degree by the position start date. Some undergraduate or graduate coursework in the natural sciences, i.e. biology, chemistry, physics, agriculture, animal science, or geology is desired. Experience Required for the Position This is an entry-level librarian position. Other Requirements for the Position Special Instructions Summary Open Until Filled Yes Sam Houston State University's employment portal: https://shsu.peopleadmin.com SHSU Employment Office: (936) 294-1070 Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215. Sam Houston State University Member the Texas State University System
Assistant Professor Of Newton Gresham Library (Research And Instruction Librarian)
This position is responsible for providing professional reference/information services to patrons, teaching library information and research classes to both undergraduate and graduate students, participating in the development of the library's instruction program, and building relationships with the university community to meet their teaching, learning, and research needs. Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities includes: Preparing guides, web-based tutorials, and content/subject modules that teach research skills, including facilitating access to collections Working with students, faculty, staff, and other library users to locate and interpret library resources in all subject areas Developing expertise in designated subject disciplines and maintaining current awareness of new reference initiatives Serving as bibliographer for collection development in designated subject disciplines and recommends materials for purchase Serving as liaison with the faculty in designated departments Collaborating with the Instruction Librarian and the other Research and Instruction Librarians to design and develop outreach services to meet information needs of students and promotes awareness of library services and resources Participating in assessment of library services Keeping abreast of activities and changes in the profession Participating in the Reference rotation including some nights and weekends Participating in professional activities, professional development, scholarly research, publication, and service activities as outlined in Academic Policy Statement 900417, Faculty Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion SDL2017
Collection Services Librarian/Asst Prof
Ryan Library manages operations of Collection Development and Acquisitions.
The Collection Services Librarian collaborates closely with the Archives/Special Collections unit and provides collection coherence to a working group of librarians responsible for collections including Government Documents, Curriculum, Electronic Resources and the Institutional Repository.
The person in this position will offer a holistic perspective, leadership and expertise in refining and repositioning collections in the context of emerging trends to meet evolving needs of the university community.
The person in this position manages Cataloging processes/related procedures and performs original cataloging.
The Collection Services Librarian has a key role in representing UNK within the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries (UNCL), especially with regard to acquisitions and collections.
This is a twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Dean of the Calvin T.
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT: Working with Library liaisons to develop a balanced collection in the formats that will meet the needs of the UNK curriculum, students and faculty no matter where they are located.
Developing, reviewing and updating collection development planning, policies and procedures, and information distribution concerning the collections.
Participating with the Coordinator for Library Technology Services/eResources Librarian and liaison librarians in regular and systematic assessment and approval of standing orders, serials, and electronic resources.
Interpreting and communicating collection issues and procedures to the library and campus communities.
Continually reviewing the collections with liaison librarians to ensure that the intellectual content provided meets the library and UNK missions.
With input from liaison librarians and departmental faculty, recommending deselection of content as appropriate to meet UNK collection needs.
Collaborating with liaison librarians in collections assessment for accreditation, program reviews, new curriculum proposals, and emerging academic programs.
Collaborating with appropriate staff to prepare collection analysis reports and forecasts of collection needs and trends.
May work with liaisons and others to identify resources appropriate for specialized storage.
Reviewing donations and communicating with donors.
Representing the library on appropriate UNK, NU System, and state, regional and national collection-related committees.
ACQUISITIONS: Along with the Library Dean, the Coordinator for Technology Services/eResources Librarian and the Library Business Manager, will be responsible for the materials budget, including management of fund sources for the purchase of materials.
Manages, coordinates and supervises activities of the Acquisitions staff, reviewing and establishing policies, procedures, and workflow patterns, assigning special projects, and arranging for staff training.
CATALOGING: Supervises two copy catalogers, identifies training opportunities.
Creates original catalog records for unique items held in the Library’s collections.
Oversees preservation of worn and damaged library material.
Collaborates with other Library faculty and staff to identify and direct special projects to improve access to library materials.
AS A MEMBER OF THE LIBRARY FACULTY: Provides research assistance and instruction to individuals in the use of the library’s services and resources in person and via LibAnswers (telephone, e-mail, SMS text and online chat). Includes assigned evening and week-end reference duties.
Maintains a high level of commitment to prompt, courteous service to all library clients.
Assists in information literacy instruction utilizing various methods, including teaching sessions in the library computer labs and classrooms, instructional classrooms, and other locations, using course management software (Canvas), LibCal scheduling software.
Serves as a liaison to academic departments as assigned.
Develops and maintains resource guides to support liaison duties through the use of LibGuides.
Produces guides to support individual courses in assigned liaison areas at the request of and/or in collaboration with course instructors.
Engages in scholarly and service activity as required for tenure and promotion.
Fulfills other tasks as assigned by the Dean of the Library.
Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited master’s degree or international equivalent in library or information science.
Collection Development experience in an academic library serving residential students and a growing online population.
Ability to supervise library staff.
Commitment to achieving tenure under Board of Regents, University and Library guidelines and standards.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with collection development within a consortium.
Cataloging experience in an academic library including RDA, MARC 21, and Library of Congress Subject Headings; cataloging through a national bibliographic utility such as OCLC; ability to create original records for a variety of physical formats.
Knowledge of and experience with current trends and best practices in library collection development, acquisitions and related work.
Experience working as a bibliographer and/or working with subject faculty to develop collections and support liaison activities.
Experience with or understanding of Archives and Special Collections in a University Library.
Knowledge of Innovative Interfaces, the local computerized integrated library system, Springshare LibInsight analytics software, and various other software applications.
HOW TO APPLY: Application review begins January 22, 2017.
For more information and to apply visit For more information about the position contact: Laurinda Weisse, . For more information about the online application process contact: or . SALARY AND BENEFITS: With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.
Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.
The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee.
NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.
The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.
Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA/CREF and Fidelity.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,500 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses.
Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines.
Kearney, a progressive city of 31,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial and agricultural center of a large mid-state area.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environment.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.
This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies.
UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer.
Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply.
The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public.
University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Director/ADA Coordinator.
For a copy of the University of Nebraska at Kearney's Annual Security Report, you may contact the Office of Police and Parking Services or visit the website:
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