Librarian Special Collections Job Description Sample
Special Collections & Digital Initiatives Librarian
The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a creative, forward-thinking professional to serve as Special Collections and Digital Initiatives Librarian within the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library and the A.S.
Williams III Americana Collection. Through its Strategic Plan, the University of Alabama Libraries is committed to providing leadership in the area of digital scholarship. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Special Collections, the Special Collections and Digital Initiatives Librarian will oversee day-to-day digitization activities, create innovative online exhibits, provide virtual and onsite outreach and instruction, and collaborate with other stakeholders in the preservation of digital assets to make the unique resources in University Libraries Special Collections more accessible to the global community of researchers.
The successful candidate will be competent and comfortable communicating the importance and uses of the library’s digital platforms and applications to a wide variety of partners, collaborators, and users. This position requires a librarian with a broad understanding of digital scholarship and an excellent attention for detail and with an aptitude to learn new skills and technologies, but does not need to be proficient in programming or systems. We are seeking an information professional who has the oral and written communication skills to articulate the importance of the library’s digital assets to the university community and to communities outside the university.
Special Collections Librarian
Reporting to the Associate Director Library Specialized Collections, the Special Collections Librarian provides expertise and leadership for the strategic development and maintenance of Special Collections.
Assistant Professor/Archives And Special Collections Librarian
Pacific Lutheran University seeks a tenure-track Archives and Special Collections Librarian. We seek candidates who are tech-savvy, service-oriented, creative, and who can provide excellent research assistance, effective intellectual access to collections, and innovative library instruction.
Librarians at Pacific Lutheran University hold faculty rank and are expected to participate in university governance and service, as well as pursue an active research agenda. They are expected to work as a peer with faculty, and to develop collegial relationships with faculty and others via research assistance and committee work.
Electronic Resources And Collections Librarian
Job Title Electronic Resources and Collections Librarian Position Title Electronic Resources and Collections Librarian Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Maywood-Health Sciences Division Location Code LIBRARY HSD (06800A) Department Name LIBRARY HSD Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and manage a robust collection of electronic books, article databases, journals and other resources in support of stakeholder needs and University strategic mission
Lead cataloging and discovery services operations by setting well-articulated goals in concert with the Library mission. Communicate goals and policy to faculty, staff, and students
Maintain timely and accurate metadata about the library's resources in a variety of systems, such as the Integrated Library System (ILS), the Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS), link resolver, A-Z lists, and discovery tool
Manage internal software including EZProxy, Serials Solutions, and Primo/Alma
Design and manage collections budget to ensure judicious and timely expenditure of funds
Apply usage statistics and other assessment data to identify needs, evaluate current and potential licenses and to support renewals, alternative access options, and withdrawal
Provide detailed collection policies that define the scope and level of collections and effectively communicate them to stakeholders
Establish and document workflows, processes, and best practices for electronic resources acquisition, licensing, implementation, assessment, and budget
Develop and maintain productive and positive relationships with vendors, colleagues, faculty, students and staff
Serve on the HSL Web Team and collaborate with the HSL Social Media team to promote licensed resources to the Health Sciences campus and Loyola community
Serve on relevant University committees and represent the library at national and regional meetings
Staff assigned shifts at a Service Desk where customer service is top priority
Performs other duties as required
Master's degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree
3 – 5 years of professional library experience with progressive responsibilities in technical service in an academic, research, or health sciences library
Proven experience researching, implementing, and assessing electronic tools and resources
Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
Experience in setting up, providing access to, and troubleshooting issues with electronic resources through database and web page maintenance, cataloging, proxy server, and OpenURL linking
Demonstrated expertise with copy cataloging of print, electronic, and other formatted materials
Familiarity with local ILS, OCLC Connexion, and working knowledge of MARC editors
Demonstrated knowledge of classification standards (MeSH and LCSH), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MARC, DACS);
Working knowledge of common and emerging metadata standards such as: MARCXML, Dublin Core, MODS, XML, XSLT
Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively in both collaborative and independent settings
Ability to work as a team player in maintaining harmonious, cooperative working relationships with administrators, faculty, students, and staff
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide range of users in individual and group settings
Strong interest in the health sciences, the research enterprise and supporting researchers, residents, and the educational journey of tomorrow's health care professionals and their teachers
Flexibility, initiative, and a sense of humor
Proven project management skills
Familiarity with biomedical research and experience searching biomedical and other health-related information resources and citation management systems
Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet deadlines
Ability to use scripts or tools to extract and manipulate data from a variety of sources , including web services and API's
Strong commitment to working in a diverse and collegial atmosphere that offers opportunities for innovation and professional growth
Respect for the Catholic, Jesuit tradition and enthusiasm for the library mission, values, and vision
Qualifications Physical Demands Standing, Repetitive Motions Working Conditions Ventilation, Animals Minimum Education and/or Work Experience
Master's degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree
3 – 5 years of professional library experience with progressive responsibilities in technical service in an academic, research, or health sciences library
Open Date 06/01/2017 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants
All applications must be submitted electronically. Relocation assistance will not be provided. Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three, current letters of reference including one from the present supervisor. The position will remain open until filled.
Digital Collections Librarian/ Asst Or Assoc Librarian
Digital Collections Librarian/ Asst or Assoc Librarian
Job Description Summary:
Job ID: 5086
The Miami University Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, proactive and service oriented Digital Collections Librarian for the new Steward and Sustain department. The position requires a self-motivated, creative, client-centered librarian who is committed to providing excellent customer service and who remains knowledgeable of emerging trends in libraries, special collections, and information technology.
Reporting to the Head of Steward and Sustain, the Digital Collections Librarian manages the daily operations related to the processing, digitization, organization, and access of special collections and university archives materials. Supports the efforts of the Miami University Library in digitally preserving the culture and history of the university and the libraries collections.
Manages and organizes processes and workflows for digital projects from analog and born-digital resources in various media formats.
Ensures availability of digitized materials.
Collaborates with external partners to promote discovery of cultural resources.
Collaborates with key stakeholders to design and implement projects in support of the university's educational mission.
Coordinates and works cooperatively with appropriate staff to digitize materials and make them available.
Works with the Metadata Librarian to describe and organize digitized materials.
Participate in Steward and Sustain instruction.
General research assistance electronically and in person.
Maintains knowledge of library trends and best practices in academic libraries.
Master's degree from an ALA accredited university in Library and Information Science.
Experience digitizing and handling archival materials and/or rare books and ephemera.
Knowledge of metadata standards such as Dublin Core, EAD, DACS, MODS, METS, etc.
Working knowledge of archival and/or digital content management systems such as ArchivesSpace, Archivist's Toolkit, CONTENTdm, and/or Omeka.
Working knowledge of digitizing equipment and associated software.
Strong commitment to high quality public service in a customer service oriented environment.
Ability to work effectively in a team to produce targeted outcomes.
Ability to work independently and prioritize work to ensure goals are realized.
Enthusiasm and capability to independently identify and develop professional skills.
Ability to meet Miami University Libraries continuing contract and promotion requirements http://www.lib.miamioh.edu/about/larps.pdf.
Appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian dependent upon qualifications.
Project management experience.
Two (2) years of professional experience digitizing and handling archival materials and/or rare books and ephemera.
Experience working with various file formats, file naming best practices, and workflow design.
Experience with arrangement and description of archival materials, rare books, and ephemera.
Familiarity with markup programming languages.
Experience in digital exhibition design and/or digital humanities.
Experience writing and administering grants.
Hours Per Week/Percent Time:
Date to Begin Screening:
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, List of Three References
Application Types Accepted:
Criminal Background Check Required:
Post Offer, Pre-Employment Physical Examination:
Associate University Librarian For Collections And Scholarly Communication
Position Title Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication Department University Library Fixed Term End Date Part Year No Part Year Months FLSA Status Exempt Standard Hours (hours per week)
Position Summary Information
The Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication provides leadership and direction for the functional areas of Library Systems, Cataloging, Electronic Resources & Serials, and Archives & Special Collections. This position is a leader in the implementation of key aspects of the Library's strategic plan including implementing best practices for collection development, broadening our role in the open access ecosystem, and strategizing for acquiring and curating archival and born digital materials.
As the Library has just completed the writing of a Collections Philosophy and Practices framework, the AUL will provide leadership to move the Library increasingly toward data-based methodologies for acquiring and managing its collection, as well as taking a leadership role to advocate for faculty participation in the Open Access and Open Education Resource movements. The AUL will also work with academic departments to articulate the Library's goals in deselection of low-use print monographs and other low-use materials.
The AUL provides leadership for collection development, chairing the collections & access committee and managing a collections budget of over $4 million. The Library participates in a peer comparison group to assess the longitudinal performance of its collections and the AUL takes a leadership role in that project. The AUL provides strategic visioning and administrative support for Archives & Special Collections and may play a role in cultivating relationships with potential donors of rare books and/or archival materials that fit the collection focuses of archives & special collections.
The AUL provides leadership and guidance for Library Systems, Cataloging, and Electronic Resources & Serials, assisting with the investigation of potential new systems or products, providing oversight for the Library's Systems Team, and support for staffing and initiatives within technical services. It is anticipated that within the next several years the library will undertake an ILS review process.
Reporting to the University Librarian, and in partnership and collaboration with the Associate University Librarian for Learning & Engagement, the AUL for Collections & Scholarly Communication shares in the responsibilities for strategic planning, general administrative decision-making, resource management, assessment, priority-setting, and development of policies for library operations
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Administration and Leadership (90%)
Management and Strategy
1.Manages performance and productivity of technical services, library systems, and Archives & Special Collections
2.Establishes goals for staff and for the units
3.Participates in or leads the hiring and management of personnel in technical services, library systems, and Archives & Special Collections
4.Conducts annual performance reviews of staff
5.Cultivates organizational values and holds employees accountable for fostering these values for a healthy, professional, and productive work environment
6.Provides individualized consultation, guidance, and development to staff
7.Initiates and develops services and programs to support short-term and long-term strategic goals
8.Cultivates an environment of innovation
Coordination and Collaboration
1.Participates in library management team decision-making processes
2.Promotes and ensures a customer-service focus among library staff
3.Collaborates with the University Librarian, Associate University Librarian for Learning & Engagement, and other library managers and staff on campus-wide library initiatives
4.Collaborates with the Head of Archives & Special Collections to facilitate donors interested in Archives & Special Collections in collaboration with the Development Office
1.Determines priorities for technical services, library systems, and Archives & Special Collections and allocates resources accordingly
2.Ensures organizational effectiveness and efficiency
3.Refines the organization and develop staff through professional development and training, coaching of direct reports, and staff engagement
4.Participates in library strategic planning
1.Regularly communicates with library managers and staff regarding library issues, initiatives, and activities
2.Ensures effective and timely communication with the community about services offered by the Library
3.Keeps the University Librarian informed of current and potential issues, activities, and operational changes
1.Consults and advises the University Librarian on trends, opportunities, strategy, solutions, and resources
2.Shares in the responsibilities for decision-making, resource management, and development of policies for library operations and services
3.Promotes a holistic library-wide vision in terms of strategic planning and communication, and fosters an environment of innovation
4.Establishes and fosters partnerships with key stakeholders across the University to promote library excellence
5.Builds a strong network of peers at comparable institutions
6.Represents and advocates to relevant campus, consortia or multi-institutional groups
7.Actively participates in University activities and initiatives
1.Provides leadership, motivation, and vision for staff in the units that report to the AUL
2.Describes and redefines positions as necessary
3.Develops, evaluates, and continually improves programs and services
4.Supervises, coordinates, evaluates, and motivates the heads of the units that report to the AUL
5.Plays a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, and inclusiveness
6.Collaborates with unit heads and other librarians as a spokesperson for collections and scholarly communication to our communities
7.Interprets collection development policies
8.Plays a key role in policy decision, organization and strategic planning, project oversight, and resource allocation
9.Chairs the Collection & Access Committee and serves on the Scholarly Communication Working Group
10.Devises and organizes processes for the evaluation and assessment of library collections
11.Evaluates and recommendations action regarding the library's participation in resource sharing, collaborative collection development, and other consortial programs
12.Provides leaderships in planning related to the management of legacy print collections
13.Represents the library to publishers and vendors
14.Manages a $4 million collections budget, including additional gift funds, and provides leadership in collections activities
15.Participates in the Library's efforts to secure external funding for library materials and services and to promote library services and resources to the campus community
16.Communicates with staff from the Law Library and the Graduate Theological Union Library on areas of responsibility
Scholarship and Service (10%)
1.Serves on committees and task forces at the department, Library, and University level
2.Participates in local, state, and national/international professional and scholarly societies and organizations
3.Conducts research and/or publishes results; presents research results at conferences or through publication
Other duties as assigned.
Provides Work Direction
Directly supervises 4 academic staff
Indirectly supervises 9 librarians and information specialists
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.
This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, vendors or suppliers.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Typical office environment.
Mostly indoor office environment with windows.
Offices with equipment noise.
Offices with frequent interruptions.
a.Deep knowledge of the principles of library management and organization
b.Knowledge of emerging trends in higher education and new developments in technical services, library systems, and Archives & Special Collections in support of a library's mission
c.Knowledge of scholarly communication issues
a.Strong leadership skills, including keen analytical and conceptual abilities; Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
b.Demonstrated competency in technical services, library systems, and/or Archives & Special Collections, preferably in an academic library
c.Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively, both as a team member and independently
d.Strong commitment to serving the needs of library users and willingness to advocate for their needs
e.Excellent organizational and time management skills
f.Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, collaboration, and presentation skills for communicating in multiple formats with a wide range of constituencies
a.Ability to manage budgets, assess services, and manage human resources (supervision, staff development, mentoring, etc.)
b.Ability to lead organizational change, inspire innovation, and delegate responsibility appropriately
c.Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to play a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness
d.Ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse community
e.Demonstrated ability to working collaboratively; ability to lead in a shared decision-making environment
f.Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession
Education and/or Experience
MLS or equivalent from an accredited ALA program or equivalent
Years of Experience
Minimum five years of increasingly responsible, professional, relevant work experience, preferably in an academic library
This position is included in the Academic Staff Librarian category. The specific level at which an appointment is made is determined by the successful candidate's level of experience and professional accomplishment. The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at the Associate Librarian or Librarian level.
Minimum qualifications for those ranks are:
Associate Librarian (salary grade 11): at least five years professional experience after receiving the MLS; evidence of scholarship (e.g. conference presentations, publications) and professional or community service (e.g., active participation in professional society activities, involvement in committee or other service work at previous employers or community organizations) appropriate for a mid-career librarian.
Librarian (salary grade 12): at least seven years professional experience after receiving the MLS; evidence of scholarship (e.g. conference presentations, publications) and professional or community service (e.g., active participation in professional society activities, involvement in committee or other service work at previous employers or community organizations) appropriate for a senior librarian.
Salary Information Hiring Range: $3145 - $5000 semi-monthly, commensurate with experience
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Head Of Collections Management, Special Collections Library
Campus/Location:University Park CampusDate Announced:09/11/2017Date Closing:open until filled
Job Number:74378Classification:ExemptWork Unit: University LibrariesDepartment:Eberly Family Special Collections Library
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries' Eberly Family Special Collections Library (SCL) seeks applications and nominations for the position of Head of Collection Management. This 12-month tenure-track faculty position reports to the Associate Head of the Special Collections Library and is responsible for exploring and implementing new archival approaches to broaden access of the collections to diverse audiences in support of PSU's mission for diversity in the academy.
As leader of the Collection Management Team, this position is responsible for supervising, training, and supporting the team of six staff. The team is responsible for the descriptive and physical management of all SCL collections (rare books, manuscripts, and archival collections), including helping provide strategic direction and professional expertise while overseeing accessioning/ingest, arrangement, description, and locations management operations. This work focuses on modern archival collections of analog and born-digital materials.
The Head of Collection Management serves as a member of the SCL Unit Heads management team, and works closely with colleagues from across University Libraries. In addition to these duties, tenure-track library faculty are expected to devote time to research, scholarship, and service to the University and the profession. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.
We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries' diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.
Responsibilities: Works with Associate Head and Head of Research Services to establish priorities and deadlines for processing projects. Liaises with the Collections Review Committee (collections curation) to inform goal-setting and descriptive outcomes. Oversees accessioning, arrangement, and description of SCL materials.
Processes targeted collections as directed by the Associate Head. Oversees management of ArchivesSpace and finding aid maintenance and publishing. Investigates and implements innovative and inclusive archival practices for SCL access and discovery platforms.
Delivers training on standards and processes such as DACS and EAD to move collections from ingest to accessibility. Provides leadership and oversight for metadata creation in support of digital collections and performs broad metadata normalization, remediation, and other general metadata needs. Liaises with the Special Collections Cataloging Team to update collection level information in the Libraries' catalog.
Provides advice and support for archival processing conducted at other Penn State campuses. Supervision: Serves as unit head for the Collection Management Team, and directly supervises a six-member team of professionals, including assessment and reporting of team's work. May also supervise other staff, including project archivists, student workers, graduate assistants, and interns.
General Duties: Represents the Special Collections Library on library committees, task forces, etc., as needed and appropriate. Provides reference service in the SCL Reading Room to faculty, students, and other researchers on a rotating basis, including occasional weekend shifts.
Participates in local, regional, or national professional organizations; enrich professional expertise by attending conferences and continuing education opportunities. Completes other special projects as assigned/directed.
Required: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent), or a Masters in Information Science, Archival Science, or related field.
Strong experience with arrangement and description of archival and manuscript collections. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice. Working knowledge of archival and descriptive standards, including DACS, EAD, MARC, LCSH, and Dublin Core.
Familiarity with rare book cataloging and description. Experience with mass digitization or digital collection support. Knowledge of basic preservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment. Strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.
Desirable: Project management experience. Experience using and managing ArchivesSpace. Experience working with archival collections that contain born-digital records.
Fluency in encoding languages, esp. XML, JSON. Experience with scripting languages, e.g.
SQL, XQuery, and/or SPARQL, XSLT, Python, Ruby. Environment: The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University's strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online.
We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities.
The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries. The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools.
The campus is within a half-day`s drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.
Compensation and Benefits: Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges.
In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University. Application Instructions:
Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Head Of Special Collections And Archives (Lead Librarian)
Reporting to Associate Director for Creation and Curation, the Head of Special Collections and Archives will take a leadership role in the effective management and oversight of the rare book and manuscript collections, university and general archives, and preservation operations.
- The head is responsible for articulating and the ongoing management of a fresh focus for the collections, cultivating new collections and donor relationships, expanding the teaching and research use of the collections, expanding engagement with the academic and general communities, and overseeing print and digital preservation operations. (40%)
- The head advises the Associate Provost and University Librarian on the acceptance of special gift collections, and works closely with the Director of Library Development in external advancement efforts. The head participates in developing and implementing policies and procedures that enhance growth of and access to special collections, working collaboratively to do so with the leaders of the library's research services, digital learning and scholarship, and acquisitions and metadata services. (20%)
- Manage staff and projects of special collections and archives. Collaborate with staff on all levels of the organization to support the provision of library services. (40%)
Department: Work closely with Associate Director on policy issues. Supervise team members to ensure excellent service. Collaborate with staff on all levels of the organization to support the provision of library services. Work with the Associate Provost and University Librarian, associate directors, team leaders, and staff in all other units in the library as required.
University: Consult regularly with faculty and university staff to ensure that client needs are considered and served, that services and planning are coordinated, and those policies are applied and implemented consistently.
External: Engage in regular contact with alumni, faculty and students from other universities, researchers, former employees to provide research service and to negotiate gifts of collection materials. Maintain frequent contact with other archives records management programs to share practices and solutions. Participate in local, regional and national organizations to maintain a network of information professionals which enhances our services and to stay abreast of trends and changes in the profession.
Students: Daily communication with student assistants in the team to provide assistance and information resources to support their education and research needs.
Supervise exempt and non-exempt staff, student employees, and temporary full or part-time workers as follows: 2 librarians, 3 archivists, and student assistants.
Experience: Significant experience working with rare books, special collections and/or archives in a university setting
Education: A Master's degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree in a related discipline.
Job Performance. Able to make decisions on a strategic basis. Can partner effectively with organizational executive management and give enterprise direction to library program staff and customers. An expert in a specific domain and is knowledgeable of (and able to implement in his/her work) best practices. Uses advanced techniques and technology to innovate. A demonstrable record of accomplishments for advancing library goals, the University, and the profession. Able to perform or administer highly complex or specialized duties. Able to write and explain library policies, and regularly employ general management theories and practices.
Professional Knowledge, Abilities and Skills. Possess extensive knowledge, skills and abilities within one's domains of knowledge.Accomplishments are recognized at the University and in the field.Knowledgeable about emerging issues and trends relating to the future direction of the library. Able to articulate effectively the place, role and application of trends on the library. Understand and focus on organizational positioning, strategic alignment, leading teams and staff, change management, and professional leadership. Possess a high level of expertise in research or other professional endeavors within his/her specific area of work.
Professional Contributions. Demonstrate evidence of substantial and sustained professional contributions to the library and to the institution through professional service (e.g., officer or chair of professional organizations or scholarly contribution (e.g., professional publications and presentations) at the state, regional, national or international level).
Professional Qualities. Able to, and willingly offers, to effectively mentor other library staff.
Clear awareness of current relevant best practices and standards.
Outgoing and persuasive personality.
Excellent communication and customer service skills.
Demonstrable collaborative management style.
Record of success growing and promoting large and diverse collections.
Prefer excellent interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills.
Prefer possess commitment to exceptional user services.
Prefer experience mounting exhibits and special events programming.
Prefer a successful record OR strong ability to fundraise, donor development, or grant-writing.
Prefer sound knowledge of library preservation and digitization practices relevant to special collections.
Prefer evidence of professional service or publication.
Prefer experience deploying social media and other creative technologies to increase the use of special collections.
General office/library environment.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Associate Director, Special Collections And University Archives (Scua)
Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced, innovative, and technologically savvy administrator to lead Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Information Services and Director of New Brunswick Libraries, this position provides vision, leadership, and direction for a team of professional archivists and conservation specialists, with the goal of strengthening the visibility, accessibility, and impact of Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s nationally and internationally recognized special collections and archives. The Associate Director is responsible for developing comprehensive and mission-oriented digital and collections strategies that reflect current best practices and for initiating services and programs that meet the needs of our users and stakeholders. This is a highly visible position that is actively involved—in collaboration with the Rutgers Foundation, Libraries leadership, and other external partners—in donor cultivation, fundraising, grant writing, and outreach. The Associate Director will develop a deep understanding and appreciation of SCUA’s collections and identify forward-looking and synergistic opportunities and partnerships that advance the university’s mission.
SCUA holds Rutgers University Libraries’ premier unique primary source collections. Divisions include the prestigious Sinclair New Jersey Collection, Manuscripts Collection, Rare Books Collection, University Archives Collection, and other special collections such as maps, broadsides, pictorial materials, newspapers, and ephemera. SCUA is also home to the William Eliot Griffis Collection on Meiji Japan and Japanese overseas students and the collected papers of Congressman Rush Holt, Jr., Congressman William J. Hughes, and Senator Frank R. Lautenberg. SCUA’s offices—including a busy reading room; a full-service, onsite conservation and digitization lab; and two exhibit spaces—are located in the Archibald S. Alexander Library on Rutgers–New Brunswick’s College Avenue campus.
SCUA’s collections are heavily used by Rutgers undergraduate and graduate classes, by researchers ranging from international scholars to members of the New Brunswick community, and in ongoing digitization projects at Rutgers, in the state of New Jersey, and beyond. In fiscal year 2017, the SCUA reading room had over 1,000 visitors and reference staff answered over 1,700 questions. SCUA librarians and archivists continue to build world-class collections that document all aspects of New Jersey, the history of Rutgers University, and strategic areas that support the curriculum and the university’s priorities. SCUA has an active exhibitions and public program schedule that highlights SCUA’s collections and seeks to bring new constituents into the library.
Provides leadership, vision, and oversight for the development, arrangement and description, digitization, preservation, and conservation of special collections and university archives in a variety of formats.
Articulates and implements a strategic focus for the development of collections, fostering donor relationships, developing procedures for the arrangement and description of collections, and overseeing physical and digital preservation operations.
Fosters professional growth and accomplishment for library faculty and staff; holds direct responsibility for personnel matters including the recruitment, appointment, and evaluation of librarians and archivists with faculty status, full-time staff, and student and hourly support staff.
Prioritizes, assigns, and directs projects and workflows to ensure the units’ priorities are achieved in accordance with deadlines and budget allowances.
Plans, administers, and manages unit resources, services, and operations including the unit budget and external resources, e.g. gifts and grants.
Develops, implements, and assesses programming to further promote knowledge, encourage teaching and research use of the collections, and increase engagement with the academic and general communities.
Participates in national, regional, and local archival organizations.
Serves as a member of the New Brunswick Libraries (NBL) Steering Committee, the leadership group for NBL.
The Associate Director is a senior faculty member and administrator who plays a critical role in the appointment, reappointment, and promotion of library faculty and must qualify for tenure on appointment. The successful candidate must demonstrate a record of professional achievement through scholarly research relevant to academic librarianship, including publications, presentations, and participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional associations, particularly on the national level.
Special Assets Collections Representative I
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Regular or Temporary:
Language Fluency: English (Required)
- Automatic $25/month (United States of America)
Please review the following job description:
Collect delinquent accounts in a timely, orderly and professional manner while following all standardized collections procedures. Make supervisor aware of problem accounts that may result in repossession, foreclosure, or charge-off.
Located in Charleston, West Virginia
Monthly Incentive Program
- Wednesday 11am-9pm
Alternating Saturday 8am-1pm or Sunday 4pm
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.
1.Meet performance expectations for collection efforts for assigned accounts based upon individual goals and objectives (e.g., minimum calls per day, contact percentage, promises/calls ratio, and promises kept).
2.Place or receive calls in priority order as established by management. Negotiate payment arrangements with clients to cure delinquency, evaluating ability and willingness to pay. Navigate and interpret various screens and relay information to clients accurately and professionally.
3.Determine cause of delinquency and best course of action to assist delinquent customer, including initiating extensions, reages, payment plans, and referrals to Loss Mitigation and other programs, if applicable and in accordance with established guidelines.
4.Document all collection efforts for each assigned account in accordance with established procedures, which may include using action and reaction codes, rescheduling feature, and "scratch pad" entries in the collection system.
5.Communicate collection efforts to branch lenders on assigned accounts in accordance with established standards, if applicable.
6.Order updated credit bureau report or initiate skip tracing process in accordance with established standards.
7.Review files from Loan Services in accordance with established standards, if applicable.
8.Communicate regularly with Collections Supervisor on status of problem accounts in accordance with established standards.
9.Ensure that all delinquent accounts and assigned queues have been thoroughly worked according to standardized collection procedures.
Ensure that appropriate letters are sent to debtors.
Process customers' payments through electronic draft, if applicable.
Process account maintenance transactions according to established guidelines.
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