Tuesday, June 22, 2010

3 Job Announcements, C.W. Post Campus, LIU

Coordinator of Library Instruction – Full time

Position Description:
The B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library is seeking a Coordinator of Library Instruction to oversee and teach in the library’s multifaceted instructional programs. The coordinator will organize, manage, and publicize existing programs; become aware of the ever-evolving information needs of a dynamic student body; keep abreast of the university faculty’s changing curricular requirements and teaching initiatives; and be knowledgeable about governmental, professional, and accreditation standards concerning teaching outcomes and information literacy. The coordinator will make recommendations to develop new instructional programs; apply relevant technologies to teaching, learning and instructional design; and work with faculty in all disciplines; librarians, and administrators to maximize the effectiveness of all library instruction programs. The coordinator will also teach in some of the information literacy and bibliographic instruction programs, and act as a teacher and mentor for other librarians involved in these activities. The coordinator will serve undergraduate and graduate students, both traditional and non-traditional, who attend courses on campus, but will in the future also address the needs of students enrolled in distance learning and blended programs. The Coordinator of Library Instruction is a tenure-track, faculty status position.

Applications must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school and at least two years of experience working in an academic library, preferably in an instructional or reference capacity. Additionally, applicants must have academic strength in pedagogy, including the effective use of instructional technologies and courseware in teaching; experience in administering assessment instruments or carrying out other assessment methods; facility at planning new instructional programs; a strong commitment to serve undergraduate and graduate students; excellent interpersonal organizational and communication skills; an ability to interact constructively and collaborate with a diverse group of patrons and co-workers; ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment; strong leadership capabilities, including the ability to encourage innovation and creativity; and a commitment to ongoing learning and development.

Instruction and Reference Librarian– full time

Position Description:
Teach in several aspects of the library’s instruction programs devoted to information literacy, electronic research skills, bibliographic techniques and related competencies, designed to benefit students from their freshman through their graduate years. Besides teaching classes and groups, he or she will also offer individualized library instruction to students, faculty, administrators, and staff. In addition, the I. & R. librarian will provide one-on-one reference and research assistance using both print and electronic sources to a diverse clientele in a broad range of academic subjects. This librarian will act as a liaison to selected academic departments, will have some collection development duties, and will be active in library and campus-wide committees. This individual will work with other librarians to develop, assess, and promote the library’s instructional and reference activities. This librarian will serve undergraduate and graduate students – both traditional and non-traditional – who attend courses on campus but will in the future also address the needs of students enrolled in distance learning and blended programs. The Instruction and Reference librarian is a tenure-track, faculty status position.

Applicants must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school and at least two years of experience working in an academic library, preferably in an instructional or reference capacity. Additionally, applicants must have expertise in the use of traditional and Web-based resources; academic strength in pedagogy, including the effective use of instructional technologies and courseware in teaching; a strong commitment to serve undergraduate graduate students; excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; an ability to interact constructively and collaborate with a diverse group of patrons and co-workers; ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment; familiarity with information technology and its applications in an academic setting; and knowledge of “best practices” in a academic library.

Electronic Resources and Distance Learning Librarian – full time

Position Description:
The candidate must demonstrate personal initiative in applying relevant technologies to teaching, learning and instructional design; must also be able to meet changing user needs; to learn, to critically evaluate and to troubleshoot new technologies. Must have teaching skills necessary to create and deliver a wide range of information literacy initiatives; must collaborate and communicate with library administration and faculty and have research and instructional skills needed to support faculty research and teaching initiatives. The candidate must have expertise in an online medium. And have the vision to translate traditional library services into online medium, including digital information and management of knowledge. The Electronic Resources and Distance Learning librarian is a tenure-track, faculty status position.

MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school and at least two years of public service experience in an academic library. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and presentation skills; an ability to interact and collaborate with a diverse group of patrons and co-workers; an ability to work both independently and in a team environment. The candidate should be familiar with commonly used computing, web and digital multi-media technologies and metadata standards for the representation of library information in electronic format. The candidate should know Web design principles, have experience with site development and have project management and assessment skills.

Special Information:
Strong preference will be given to a candidate with a second Master’s degree or 30 additional graduate credits, and the flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.
Salary: Negotiable
Filing Deadline: July 1, 2010
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume to: Personnel Office, Long Island University, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY 11548.
Email: hr@liu.edu or call 516-299-2253/2254.

Monday, June 21, 2010

SLA Meeting featuring Seth Pinsky, President of the NYC Economic Development Corporation, July 7

What: Program Meeting featuring Seth Pinsky, President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)
When: Wednesday, July 7. The reception begins at 5:30 pm. The presentation will begin at 6:30 pm.
Where: Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue at 66th Street.

The Program will take place in the Markus Library, in Welch Hall. Welch Hall does not have its own entry, but can be reached by going through the lobby of Founder's Hall, the building in front of Welch. To reach Founder’s Hall, please walk straight up the hill from the campus's main gate at 66th street. Please note that there is Security at the main gate and there is Security again in the Founder's Hall lobby.

For additional details, please review the campus map at http://www.rockefeller.edu/about/campusmap/. Welch Hall is the building labeled number 26.

RSVP: By close of business on July 1 to Vida Cohen at cohen.v@att.net.

There is no charge for members of the following organizations: SLA- NY, SLA Long Island, SLA Hudson Valley, SLA New Jersey, SLA Princeton-Trenton, SLA Boston, SLA Fairfield County, New York Library Club, Medical Librarians, SCIP, LLAGNY, ARLIS/NY | New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Art Libraries, ACRL/NY - Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter/Association of College and Research Libraries, Archivists' Roundtable of Metropolitan New York, METRO and students enrolled in library schools.
There is a $25 fee for registrants that are not members of the organizations listed above.

Library Workers Skill Share, July 13 at Brooklyn Public Library

What? Library Workers' Skill Share
When? Tuesday, July 13 from 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Where? Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library
Why? An effort to provide support for all library workers in NYC who are job hunting, unemployed or facing potential layoffs

*Spotlight sessions
*Speed mentoring
*Resource tables
*Opportunities for networking
*And much more!

The Library Workers Skill Share event is sponsored by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) and ACRL/NY.
This is a free event. Registration is required.
Please RSVP at: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dDlVN2RWSEMxUlNfekNHUjVtcFk2Tmc6MQ#gid=0 by Tuesday, July 6.

Drupal Fundamentals Workshop, METRO

Improve your website development skills at METRO on July 7th and 14th as instructor Eric Goldhagen presents “Drupal Fundamentals: an Intermediate Hands-On Workshop.” This interactive two-part program will include a demonstration of Drupal - a leading open source Content Management System - and a hands-on exploration of its capabilities in creating and managing websites.

You will receive training on the fundamental concepts, terminology, and skills needed to install, configure, and maintain a simple website using Drupal. Please note that this workshop is intended for those with some familiarity with Drupal, but no previous site creation or management is presumed.

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm, Wednesday, July 7th and Wednesday, July 14th
Place: METRO – 57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003
Fees: $75 members; $75 myMETRO; $150 non-members
To register or to learn more, please visit: http://bit.ly/awWFj7
Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org, 212.228.2320 x10 with any questions

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Purchase College

The Purchase College Library at Purchase College State University of New York seeks a Reference and Instruction Librarian to provide reference services for on-campus and remote users. Responsibilities will include participating in an active instructional program, developing information literacy initiatives and assessment tools for on-campus and distance learning and conducting outreach to faculty and departments. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be responsible planning, implementing, and publicizing library services in innovative ways, participating in collection development, updating and maintaining some of the library’s social media outlets (blog, Facebook page, etc.) and serving on library and college committees.

Required Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must have an ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS or equivalent degree and must be able to work some evenings and weekend hours.

Additionally, candidates are required to possess:

A knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services; an understanding of popular and emerging instructional design tools and techniques; and evidence of leadership ability, professional initiative, and flexibility.

A demonstrated understanding of the concepts, goals, and methods of information literacy instruction and of scholarly publishing issues and trends. Candidate should also have the ability to manage a diverse workload and to work effectively in a collegial setting with the willingness to undertake library and college committee responsibilities, professional development and research and scholarship.

Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

One year of experience in providing reference and instruction services in an academic library setting.

Experience with or demonstrated understanding of assessment methodologies.

We offer a salary of $51,000, a faculty rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (12 month) and a tenure track appointment with excellent benefits.

To apply for this position, please visit our Purchase College Job Vacancy website at https://jobs.purchase.edu, complete an on-line application, attach the following requisite documents (CV and Cover Letter) and include the names and contact information of three references in your on-line application.

Purchase College SUNY is an AA/EEO employer.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Social Science Librarian, Princeton University Library

Requisition #1000395
1 year term position with the possibility of extension

The Princeton University Library, one of the world's most respected research institutions, serves a diverse community of 6,600 students and 1,100 faculty members with more than 6 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, and 2 million nonprint items. The holdings in its central facility and 15 specialized libraries range from ancient papyri and incunabula to the most advanced electronic databases and digital collections. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce. More information can be found at the Library's Web site: http://library.princeton.edu

Available: Immediately

Description: The Princeton University Library seeks to fill a one-year term position of Social Science Librarian. This individual will work both independently and collaboratively with other social science librarians in the provision of research consultation services, library instruction sessions, and collection development activities. This position will have special responsibility for providing library services and collections to students and faculty engaged in political science and public policy research.

Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science, or graduate degree in a social science; prior experience working in an academic, research, or special library; demonstrated teaching experience; demonstrated understanding of collection development practices in academic libraries; proven ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment; exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Preferred: degree or substantial coursework in political science or related field.
Term and Appointment: Funding for a one-year term currently available; longer term possible based on obtaining additional funding as well as mutual agreement of the parties. The successful candidate will be appointed to a professional specialist rank depending upon qualifications and experience for an initial term of one year with the option for annual renewal and will be a member of the Research & Instructional Services Department in Firestone Library

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Two (2) vacation days per month, designated paid holidays. Annuity program (TIAA/CREF or Vanguard), group life insurance, health coverage insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits are available.

Nominations and Applications: Review of applications will begin on July 11, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. For information about applying to Princeton, please link to http://www.princeton.edu/jobs

Monday, June 14, 2010

NDLC Conference Registration Closes Soon

Registration for NDLC 2010: From Groundwork to Action will close soon! The National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC) is a biennial meeting for library staff members and interested parties to discuss diversity issues, especially as they impact libraries, library staff, and library services. The conference will take place from July 14–16, 2010 at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. Listen to the ACRL Residency Interest Group's podcast about the conference.

Conference information, including links to registration is available at http://qed.princeton.edu/main/NDLC2010 or http://tinyurl.com/NDLC2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Upcoming METRO Webinar, June 21

Join us in METRO’s Online Training Center on Monday, June 21st from 1:00pm-2:00pm for the second installment of our Summer webinar series. “Expanding the Digital Library Program Within the Institution: Turning Curators into Publishers” will explore the Columbia University Libraries’ strategies for increasing online access to special collections using open source software. Joanna DiPasquale, Web and New Technologies Developer at Columbia, will discuss the libraries’ use of Fedora and Omeka to put curatorial staff in control of a collection-oriented Web publishing tool, while ensuring adherence to best practices. She will also address the needs, implementation, and “lessons learned” over the course of the project.

Registration fees: $15 members; $15 myMETRO; $30 non-members
To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/9bVLyv
This webinar will take place online.
Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org, 212.228.2320 ext. 10 with any questions

Library Development Consultant, SC State Library

Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Sourcing
Date Posted: 05/14/10
Location: SC State Library
Company Information SC: State Library
1430 Senate Street
Columbia, 29201
Website: http://statelibrary.sc.gov

Job Description: Works with other State Library Staff in achieving objectives of the State Library’s long-range plan. Participates in the strategic planning and implementation of State Library sponsored statewide programs and the identification of potential partners.

Consults with public library directors on issues of management, including, but not limited to planning, policymaking, budgeting, and personnel.

Consults with public library trustees on advocacy, planning, policymaking, budgeting, and community partnerships.

Maintains awareness of current library trends and developments through professional reading, conference attendance and organization participation.

Works with other State Library staff to assess staff development needs for the library community.

Assists in the planning and organization of State Library sponsored training activities for library staff at all levels. Provide specialized training for library’s staff based on needs and requests of library directors.

General consulting to all types of libraries, on a variety of management topics, including, but not limited to reference and public services (including children/youth services), policy development, board development and training, staff development and training, technology, budgeting, strategic planning, and advocacy.
Works under the general direction of the Director of Library Development Services.

Qualifications: Specialized knowledge in library functions and operations. Proficient in project management, interpersonal relations, networking, consulting, planning, priority setting, and technology. Thorough knowledge of staff development principles. Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written), ability to work independently and exercise initiatives, ability to establish effective working relationships with outside agencies, governing boards, public officials and the general public, and organize and present information through reports and public presentations. Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university and four years appropriate professional library experience.

Compensation: $36,840 - $68,160
How to Apply: Apply on-line at www.sc.gov
Email Resume To: lbenggio@statelibrary.sc.gov
Contact Info: Leesa Benggio
Contact Phone: 803-734-8668
Contact Email: lbenggio@statelibrary.sc.gov

Monday, June 07, 2010

Join METRO as we kick off the Summer 2010 semester with our upcoming webinar, “Leveraging the Cloud: Cloud Computing and its Impact on Library Services” on Friday, June 18th from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Instructor Scott Sanicki will discuss the basics of cloud computing and identify its uses for both library staff and patrons. Take just an hour out of your workday to learn more about this valuable tool and how it can improve and diversify the services offered by your library.

To register, please visit http://bit.ly/beVbY2. Registration fees: $20 members; $20 myMETRO; $50 non-members. This webinar will take place online. Or, to register for all four of METRO’s summer webinars for a discounted fee, please visit http://bit.ly/cnDhnF. Registration fees: $50 members; $50 myMETRO; $115 non-members. Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org, 212.228.2320 ext. 10 with any questions

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Public Services Librarian, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University

Position Title: Public Services Librarian (full-time)
The Burke Library at the Union Theological Seminary (Columbia University): New York, New York

The Burke Library, one of the largest theological libraries in the world, contains rich collections for theological study and research. With holdings of over 700,000 items, the Library is recognized as one of the premier libraries in its field, and includes extensive holdings of unique and special materials. The mission of The Burke Library is to identify, acquire, organize, provide access to, interpret, and preserve information in the field of theology and contextually related areas of study. The Library supports the specific instructional and research needs of Columbia University and the Union Theological Seminary, providing resources for the broader scholarly community in theology and related disciplines. To learn more about the Burke Library at the Union Theological Seminary (Columbia University), please visit http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/burke/index.html.

Position Summary:
The Burke Library at the Union Theological Seminary (Columbia University) seeks an experienced professional to serve as the Public Services Librarian. Reporting to the Director, the incumbent will creatively develop, coordinate, and promote unmediated and mediated access to the Burke Library and its collections for Columbia, Union Theological Seminary, as well as the broader community. Additionally, the incumbent will exercise direct responsibility for providing instructional and research support for the Library’s collections and information resources, and supervise two library support staff and a number of student assistants.

The responsibilities of this position include developing and executing in-person, print, and online information literacy instruction and other library educational programs (library orientations, workshops, credit bearing courses, in-class sessions, online guides, lectures, and other community outreach programs). Furthermore, the Public Services Librarian serves as the coordinator of library access services and student assistant staffing (Circulation, Reserves, ILL, Document Delivery, and Reader Services), with collaborative provision of reference and research services. Additional management of the circulating and reference collections is also necessary. The incumbent is also responsible for the preparation and promotion of exhibitions of special collections materials.

Required Qualifications:
MLIS from ALA accredited school and 2-3 years related experience (or an equivalent of education and experience). Strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, commitment to public services and to theological education, ability to work collaboratively with other staff in inter-departmental projects, and supervisory skills

Preferred Qualifications:
Specialized knowledge in Biblical Studies or Church History; technical proficiency and interest in new technologies for teaching, learning, and content provision; teaching proficiency and experience; foreign language expertise; graduate degree in Theology/Religion.

Salary and Benefits:
One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and excellent benefits including 100% Columbia tuition exemption for self and family and assistance with University housing. Columbia will also pay 50% tuition for your dependent child who is a candidate for an undergraduate degree at another accredited college or university.

Application Information: To submit an application, please visit academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53236 .
Priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by June 11, 2010.

Staff Assistant, SUNY Maritime College

SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE IS AN EEO (Equal Opportunity), AA (Affirmative Action), ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Employer

Descriptive Title: Staff Assistant
Budget Title: Library Coordinator for Administrative Services and Collections
Department: Library
Reports to: Library Director
Salary Grade: SL2
Start Date: ASAP

Description of duties:
Under general supervision of the Library Director the incumbent coordinates the personnel and business aspects of the library’s administrative office
Prepares reports, questionnaires, and surveys
Coordinates data analysis and statistics
Searches Library Bibliographic Databases for collection management, analysis and reports
Prepares and coordinates library publications
Coordinates the library’s communication and outreach program to the academic community, campus administrative offices, commercial vendors and publishers
Maintains personnel accounts for library employees
Compiles payroll summaries
Performs routine monthly reconciliation and analysis for internal and external purposes
Assists in the preparation and submission of grant applications
Liaison between the Library Director/Department Chair and the professional staff of the institution with respect to administrative matters
Maintains office budget
Monitors faculty and professional appointments with respect to operative dates for contract renewal, permanent appointment

Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of responsible administrative experience preferably in a library setting
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficiency with computer software packages and data analysis software
Self-motivated; ability to work independently
Masters degree is preferred
UUP Internal Posting Period:
External posting: Until filled

Special Notes: This is a full time calendar year appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.

Application procedure: Those interested please submit a cover letter, resume and three references and salary requirements to library@sunymaritime.edu, subject heading Library