Director, Millstein Library
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Coordinator, Regional University Library System LibrariesDeadline: April 21, 2014
University of Pittsburgh
University Library System
The University Library System is seeking candidates for the position of Director of the Millstein Library (University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg), a regional campus library within the University Library System, and Coordinator of the four regional campus libraries (Greensburg, Johnstown, Titusville, and Bradford). The position reports to the Associate University Librarian. The University Library System is an AA/EOE aggressively committed to increasing diversity in our workplace and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute in this area.
As the administrator of the Millstein Library, the incumbent is in charge of all operations within the library, including but not limited to: setting policies and procedures for the library, within ULS guidelines; setting short and long term goals, planning, and assessment; building positive relationships with faculty and campus administration; and training staff as needed. The incumbent will also be responsible for the control and oversight of all expenditures, including the Operations, Acquisitions, Gift and Memorial budgets; supervision of personnel (2 fulltime faculty librarians and 4 staff); oversight of Collection Development, with direct responsibility for natural sciences; providing reference and library instruction services; and public relations and service activities within the campus, university, and community.
As Coordinator of the regional campus libraries, provides oversight, guidance, and direct supervision to the regional campus library directors and acts as a liaison for administrative issues including policies, operations, personnel, and library services. Builds positive relationships with regional campus faculty and campus administration.
Required: ALA-accredited MLS degree (or recognized foreign equivalent) and a minimum of five years relevant professional experience, with significant successful managerial experience in a library. Strong oral and written communication skills essential, and demonstrated successful experience working with a diverse clientele. Demonstrated knowledge of current library trends and resources, ability to work independently but also within a broader organizational environment, and strong public service orientation. Must have strong organizational and project management skills.
Preferred: Experience in managing a large library unit, projects, and/or budgets.
Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh are members of the faculty and are expected to contribute significantly to the profession as well as to perform their specific responsibilities. Successful reviews at the Third and Sixth Year of employment lead to the granting of Expectation of Continuing Employment.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package including one month vacation per year; Medical plans; TIAA/CREF, Vanguard; and tuition assistance.
To apply, submit letter of application and resume with the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references to:
Head, Library Human Resources
271 Hillman Library
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Or via email (preferred) to:
Review of applications will begin April 21, 2014 and continue until position is filled.
About the Millstein Library:
Built in 1995, the Fanny Millstein Library is located at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, approximately 35 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA. The library, originally housed in Powers Hall, was established to provide academic support and to serve the research needs of the Greensburg Campus' students, faculty and staff. Currently the library contains over 78,000 volumes and provides access to a vast array of information resources through the University Library System's Digital Library. There is also a computer lab and wireless network available to students for research and class work. Open seven days a week during the Fall and Spring terms, the library greets an average of 60,000 patrons each year.
To learn more about the library, please visit: www.library.pitt.edu/greensburg
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
STEM Librarian – Engineering and Math Concentration
Deadline: none given - will post until June 17, 2014
San Diego State University Library and Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative and service-oriented candidates for the position of STEM librarian – Engineering and Math Concentration. This position is open to both entry level and senior level candidates, hiring at the Senior Assistant Librarian.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will:
? Proactively seek partnerships with faculty and students in the College of Engineering and the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, as well as their centers and programs;
? Participate in science and applied science outreach programs on campus and in local communities;
? Take a leadership role in developing collections and services in support of the research and educational missions of the relevant academic departments;
? Initiate and conduct course-related and resource-specific instruction in engineering, mathematics and science, as well as provide general undergraduate information literacy education;
? Maintain existing online research guides and work with programming support staff to develop innovative online research tools for engineering, mathematics and related disciplines;
? Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on campus, library and California State University system-wide committees as needed;
? Participate as a general reference librarian, as well as provide subject specific support for engineering, mathematics and related disciplines.
? ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree;
? Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or related discipline, or at least two years’ experience in an equivalent research library;
? An understanding of the current research, information sources and scholarly trends in the fields of engineering and mathematics;
? Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in science librarianship;
? Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
? Ability to work effectively in collegial environments;
? Potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service, professional growth, and service to the University and community;
? A commitment to fostering diversity.
? Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession;
? Experience working with faculty, researchers, staff and students;
? Experience with collection development;
? Experience in the development of online tutorials or web guides;
? Experience working with multicultural and international student groups;
? Experience with learning management systems, such as Blackboard.
This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community.
Rank of Senior Assistant with a yearly salary range of $57,084-$65,000, commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications.
Excellent benefits, including medical, dental and vision plans, as well as 24 vacation days per year.
San Diego State University’s library has over 7 million items in its collections. And offers the following services: Over 800 public access computers, 24-hour study area, Media Center with multimedia computer workstations, 15,570 book requests fulfilled through Circuit and other library partnerships, and 11,190 article requests fulfilled from other libraries. For more information visit the library website at library.sdsu.edu.
San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu.
Please send letter of application; including resume and three names of professional references with their complete contact information to:
Print versions of the application packet may be sent to:
Library and Information Access
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8050
Please indicate the position for which you are applying.
This position will remain open until filled. Reviews will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is Spring Semester 2014.
San Diego State University is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. For more detailed information, visit http://oerc.sdsu.edu/policies&procedures.htm.
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
- Ability to develop and provide effective information literacy instruction in a variety of settings to a diverse population.
- Knowledge of reference and research skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal skills consistent with a commitment to user-center library services, including flexibility, enthusiasm, and approachability
- Ability to manage change and work in a team environment. Willingness to collaborate and communicate with team members and maintain effective working relationships with the public and university colleagues
- Knowledge of library theory and practices as well as current techniques and trends in librarianship
- Ability and desire to learn and implement appropriate technologies
- ·Participates in collaborative efforts with other librarians and university faculty to develop, deliver, and assess information literacy instruction. Prepares online and print research guides to augment instruction and to assist faculty and student researchers.
- ·Provides reference and research assistance to on-site and distant students and members of the university community. Some evening and weekend rotation is required.
- ·Serves as liaison to one or more academic departments, providing collection development assistance and outreach to these departments.
- ·In conjunction with the Library Director, establishes mutually agreeable goals toward improving library systems and services, with periodic evaluation of progress.
- ·Serves on appropriate university committees.
- ·Participates in the completion of other library projects as assigned by the Library Director, depending on additional expertise, interests and the needs of the library.
Deadline: April 30, 2014
- Supervising student workers.
- Providing reference and instruction, live and online.
- Processing of serials and inter-library loans.
- Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution preferred.
- Candidates near completing such degree programs will be considered.
- Some experience supervising other people.
- Good oral and written communication skills.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter with salary expectations to
- Interact with user communities to identify their priorities and needs and explore ways to enhance the user experience throughout the library
- Collaborate with faculty and staff to integrate appropriate technologies to improve library services
- Coordinate and participate in library-wide assessment activities
- Develop assessment strategies and activities that highlight and raise the profile of the library’s collections, services, and facilities
- Coordinate usability assessment for the library, including designing and carrying out usability studies, analyzing usage statistics and user trends to support planning and development, advising on user-centered design requirements, and recommending solutions
- Serve as Chair of the library’s Strategic Planning team, playing a key role in helping the library achieve its objectives of facilitating research, teaching, and learning by ensuring user-centered design of library tools, facilities, collections, and services
- Work with library administration to document, correlate, and disseminate assessment results, incorporating the knowledge gained in assessment into library strategic planning, decision-making, and process improvement
- Participate in reference service delivery, including week-end and/or evening rotations
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library or information science or equivalent degree
- Strong web skills (html, blogging, app use, etc.) and facility with commonly used social media tools
- Knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues, and trends in assessment and usability
- Effective written and oral communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, other faculty and staff, and students
- Strong customer service focus and a deep commitment to service
- Commitment to engage in ongoing professional development and service to the profession
- Preparation and commitment to conduct independent investigations relevant to the duties of the position
- Second graduate degree a subject discipline
- Experience with library-specific assessment in an academic library environment
- Knowledge of and experience with a wide range of assessment methodologies (quantitative and qualitative)
- Experience with data analysis and survey design
- Portfolio detailing how previous work has been customer-focused and led to improvements in services and satisfaction
Location: Gumberg Library
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Posting Number: 10-149
Open Date: March 3, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting Resumes
Send Resume To: FacultyJobs@duq.edu
Review of applications will be ongoing, and continue until the position is filled. A letter of application reflecting qualifications and interests; curriculum vitae; and three professional letters of reference should be sent electronically to FacultyJobs@duq.edu
- 1.Provides client services to students, faculty, staff, and community in using printed materials and electronic information resources by: 1) explaining use of automated library system and use of printed and electronic information resources; 2) teaching library instruction/information literacy programs including individualized instructions, tours, general orientation sessions, subject/course related classes; 3) creating resource lists, worksheets, instructional guides, research guides, and promotional materials using word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; 4) planning, coordinating, and promoting the library instructional programs by formulating and carrying out short and long-term goals for these interactions with library management, staff, and instructors; and 5) devising research strategies for different situations.
- 2.Participates in collection management by: 1) evaluating the collection and recommending titles for purchase and weeding; 2) making recommendations for coordinated college purchases (standing orders, periodicals, online resources, etc.); 3) reading professional journals.
- 3.Works closely with faculty on incorporating library resources in teaching materials by: 1) assessing library needs of individual academic divisions and departments through written and oral communication; 2) advising and teaching college faculty about library offerings so the college libraries meet the needs of individual curricula; and 3) sharing divisional and departmental needs with library staff.
- 4.Works on special projects providing analyses and reports as requested. Actively participates in library planning and assessment activities and stays current on research technologies by keeping up with professional literature.
- 5.Miscellaneous duties include: 1) assisting in the training, supervision, and evaluation of classified and wage staff and student workers; 2) assisting staff with a variety of written assignments; and 3) collecting statistics in preparing reports.
- 1.Experience using and teaching patrons library research skills, including using library information resources such as electronic databases, print, and media.
- 2.Experience conducting the reference interview process.
- 3.Experience providing excellent customer service to diverse populations to include students, faculty, administrators, and public library users.
- 4.Experience with effectively using computers and computer software including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, internet tools, and electronic mail.
- 5.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- 6.Ability to prepare and conduct library instruction classes.
- 7.Ability to devise research strategies and to prepare subject guides, resource lists, handbooks, and other print and online materials to support the information needs of faculty and students.
- 8.Ability to assist other staff in the day-to-day operation and management of a library.
- 9.Ability to employ systematic planning and effective time management techniques.
- 10.Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- 11.Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school.
- 1.Experience providing reference assistance with electronic and print resources in an academic library.
- 2.Teaching skills and experience in information literacy instruction.
- Leadership/Management 30%
- Strategic Planning 20%
- University/Community Partnership 30%
- Functional Oversight Management 20%
- 1. LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT:
- STRATEGIC PLANNING:
- UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP:
- FUNCTIONAL OVERSIGHT/MANAGEMENT:
- 1. List education and experience required
- ALA accredited master’s degree or its equivalent plus five years of progressively responsible administrative work experience in University libraries which includes a minimum of one year leading and/or supervising the work of others; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Strong record of educational and scholarly achievement.
- Strong record of progressively responsible engagement in a professional association.
- Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and experience in a collective bargaining environment and/or knowledge of the California State University policies and procedures.
- Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance the University’s goals in the areas of diversity and inclusive excellence.
- Work experience in public higher education.
- 2. List knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.
- Leadership / Vision:
- Commitment to CSUSM’s mission and goals as a student-centered university dedicated to teaching excellence and active learning with a university first perspective and a customer focused strategy.
- Ability to establish a clear and understandable vision for the Library as an essential component of the University’s academic mission
- Engage the university community in the implementation of the vision, and build the operational components to execute the vision.
- Ability to lead and enable groups of people to face challenges and achieve results in complex conditions.
- A commitment to diversity, inclusiveness and access in all areas of the university.
- Management / Conflict Resolution / Problem Resolution / Initiative / Continuous Improvement:
- Successful experience managing a complex organization.
- Experience building and managing an effective world-class team dedicated to organizational goals and high performance.
- Experience with directing, supervising, motivating and inspiring others; measuring the performance of people, teams and organizations, and assessing performance and progress.
- Familiarity with collective bargaining and administering corrective action as appropriate in a collective bargaining environment.
- Ability to develop and support on-going learning and professional development for staff, managers and emerging leaders.
- Ability to lead courageously by addressing difficult issues.
- Ability to prioritize and handle issues based on sense of urgency and importance of the issues.
- Ability to ensure confidentiality around sensitive issues.
- Ability to initiate and support innovation with creativity, openness to change, flexibility, responsiveness, and future focus.
- Ability to apply quality management techniques of continuous improvement and employee involvement to assess and improve services, promote campus culture and build teams.
- Ability to identify current and future challenges and propose and implement effective solutions.
- Experience making effective decisions with sound analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively and with purpose to a variety of audiences.
- Successful negotiation and persuasion skills.
- Strategic planning / Goal Setting:
- Experience in strategically supporting growth and/or change.
- Experience creating and implementing long and short term goals.
- Experience in determining and coordinating resource allocations.
- Ability to collaborate with multiple entities to plan and accomplish the objectives set forth in the university’s strategic master plan, coordinating ongoing multiple large and complex projects from conception to completion in a centralized and highly regulated environment.
- Ability to find solutions that result in prudent decisions, to promote mutual satisfaction and positive action, and to develop imaginative approaches to achieve individual, unit and institutional strategic initiatives.
- Ability to apply forward-thinking and creative thought with high ethical standards to develop strategic vision.
- Teamwork / Collaboration:
- The ability to work effectively and build strong alliances internally and externally with a broad range of individuals to bring the University community together around shared goals.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and appreciate different roles across the institution.
- Functional Area Expertise:
- Knowledge and understanding of emerging trends in higher education and in university libraries, including pedagogy of information literacy, scholarly communication, curriculum-driven collections, and the technology of teaching and learning;
- Highly developed financial, strategic planning, and assessment skills, including the ability to evaluate and utilize data in planning and decision-making.
- Substantial experience in planning, budgeting, management and evaluation of programs and personnel.
- Strong understanding of the instructional role of librarians as faculty who contribute to the contemporary learning environment in higher education.
- Supports professional development Library faculty and staff, and the tenure and promotion processes for Librarian faculty.
- Be a strong advocate for student success.
- Be able to work effectively with diverse populations.
- Have a strong commitment to access in library programs.
- Be able to build effective strategic alliances internally and externally.
- 3. List machines, tools, equipment, and motor vehicles used in the performance of the duties
- Standard office and communication equipment.
- 4. List unique working conditions
- Occasional overnight travel.
- Evenings and weekends may be required.
- 5. Other Employment Requirements
- The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
- This position is subject to a criminal background check based on meeting the following criteria: Control over campus business processes, either through functional roles or systems security access; Access to detailed personally identifiable information about students, faculty, staff, or alumni which might enable identity theft.
- This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. The incumbent in this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
- This position is required to complete Sexual Harassment training.
- Must participate in required campus trainings including, but not limited to, Information Security Awareness Training.
- Conflict of Interest & Ethics Training
- Sexual Harassment Prevention Training