Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Deadline: April 15, 2014
ELECTRONIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN/ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LIAISON
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh PA
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), invites applications for the full-time position of Electronic Services Librarian of the Clifford E. Barbour Library.
Position Summary In cooperation with the seminary’s Information Technology team, the Electronic Services Librarian will oversee all aspects of library electronic and computer services including providing support for the automated library system (Innovative Interfaces Sierra system) in coordination with the Technical Services Librarian and the IT department; implementation and operation of various staff databases, software and online services such as OCLC, EBSCOhost, EBSCO A-Z List, etc.; oversees and implements various public databases and online services such as ATLA RI and ATLAS, JSTOR, EBSCO databases, including electronic resources licensing and report gathering; maintenance and upkeep of the library website; meeting the automation support needs of the library including CMS and other software installation and training; advising on selection of software, databases, eBook platforms, and other electronic resources; participate in the training of students, faculty and staff in online/digital resources and research methods and other Public Services duties; and as part of the IT team, provide backup support, participate in staff meetings, and other various IT projects.
Qualifications The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited MLS. MLIS or equivalent and a history of significant electronic services experience, preferably in an academic setting; a broad knowledge of existing and emerging electronic standards; basic knowledge of cataloging preferred and experience with OCLC, EBSCO and ATLA databases; experience in religious, theological, and related resources in various electronic formats; experience in producing web content (course web pages, tutorials, etc.) and web implementation skills; familiarity with digitization projects, CMS, and course management systems; help desk experience; classroom and audio visual technology; facility for working in a team-oriented environment. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and attention to detail are required. A minimum two (2) years' experience in related positions normally required. Theological training and/or experience in an academic theological library is preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes TIAA-CREF, medical and dental.
Application Information Priority consideration will be given to submissions received by April 15, 2014. The position will remain open until filled. Apply by sending cover letter and CV to:
Dr. Sharon Taylor
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
616 North Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh PA 15206
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.February 26, 2014
- 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