Job Bank 3/24/12

Career opportunities at: George Mason University; Miami University; Brandeis University and the World Learning SIT Graduate Institute

Head, Collection Development and Preservation – George Mason University

“This position provides leadership for collection development and preservation activities of a large university library system (four libraries on three campuses) coordinating the collection development and evaluation responsibilities of more than 20 selectors (working through three broad-based disciplinary teams of six or seven librarians each).

The Head, CDP works very closely with the teams and their three team leaders. Manages expenditure by selectors of the Libraries’ research materials budget (FY2012 $9.2M). Manages the Libraries’ electronic resources licensing operations. Works closely with two consortia: VIVA (The Virtual Library of Virginia) and WRLC (Washington Research Library Consortium). Prepares management reports and analyses; oversees electronic data archive and approval plans; and may have subject liaison responsibilities, depending on interest and expertise. As preservation officer, leads integration of current preservation activities and plans for a new, comprehensive preservation program. Directly supervises two librarians and 2.5 support staff. Reports to the Associate University Librarian for Resources and Collection Management Services…

All applications for this position, number FA262z, MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (http://jobs.gmu.edu/).  Questions should be directed to Debra Hogan, Executive Assistant to the University Librarian, atdhogan1@gmu.edu. Review of applications will begin on April 17, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.”

Numeric and Spatial Data Services Librarian – Miami University

“This assistant librarian position will “provide leadership in developing and evolving data visualization services in concert with student, faculty and the Libraries’ needs;  provide outreach, support and training to faculty, students and interdisciplinary groups from all academic disciplines and other units in the use and visualization of numeric, spatial, and GIS data collaboratively with the electronic information services/data specialist librarian; provide visualization and mapping strategies for complex, often large sets of data; participate in locating and acquiring digital numeric, spatial and GIS data sets and associated software; provide course-related and library instruction on data related topics; support data management and translation as well as a variety of spatial and statistical software; support the quantitative literacy curriculum; work closely with the electronic information services/data specialist librarian, the Business, Engineering, Science, and Technology Library and the Center for Digital Scholarship; represent the Libraries in the data visualization communities on and off campus; provide leadership developing data curation services; participate in reference services including nights and weekends…”

Education Librarian – Miami University

“This assistant librarian position “supervise the Libraries’ Instructional Materials Center (IMC), which includes K-12 curricular and professional materials, the libraries video collection, and micro retrieval/viewing; serve as liaison to the Teacher Education (EDT) department in Miami University’s School of Education, Health and Society (EHS); maintain strong relationship with other academic departments per library needs; design and present instructional sessions to assist pre-service and in-service teachers in the effective use of library resources and professional materials; provide reference services to students and faculty of EDT, as well as research help in-house and via email, chat, and IM (evenings and weekends required); develop Libraries’ collection of education materials and maintain K-12 curriculum materials collection comprised of juvenile books, multimedia, and professional development resources; utilize technologies appropriate for daily work tasks and special projects; supervise staff and student employees…”

(Those interested in either position can submit a letter of application, resume, and name, telephone number and email address of three professional references to:

Judith A. Sessions, Dean and University Librarian
King Library, Miami University
Oxford, OH  45056

Review of applications for the Numeric and Spatial Data Services Librarian position begins May 1, 2012 and the review of applications for the Education Librarian position begins May 15, 2012.)

 Academic Outreach Librarian for the Social Sciences – Brandeis University

“The Academic Outreach Librarian will participate in a broad range of activities in support of teaching, learning, and research at Brandeis University with a focus on the social sciences.  As liaison to social science departments and centers, the librarian will maintain an active program of engagement and collaboration with faculty, students, and staff to facilitate awareness and use of appropriate resources and to contribute to defined learning outcomes.  Instruction that incorporates information and technology fluency, resource selection that builds and evaluates digital collections, development of innovative tools and methods for delivering content and engaging constituencies, and participation in research assistance methods to engage scholars at every point in their learning and careers will be key areas of activity.  A portion of the librarian’s time will be dedicated to embedded activities within assigned departments.  The librarian will collaborate effectively with other staff and academic departments and programs to enhance scholarship and teaching. S/he will develop instructional technology tools, methods, and resources to support new and emerging needs in teaching and learning across campus…”

Academic Outreach Librarian for the Sciences Brandeis University

“The Academic Outreach Librarian will participate in a broad range of activities in support of teaching, learning, and research at Brandeis University with a focus on the sciences. As liaison to science departments and centers, the librarian will maintain an active program of engagement and collaboration with faculty, students, and staff to facilitate awareness and use of appropriate resources and to contribute to defined learning outcomes. Instruction that incorporates information and technology fluency, resource selection that builds and evaluates digital collections, development of innovative tools and methods for delivering content and engaging constituencies, and participation in research assistance methods to engage scholars at every point in their learning and careers will be key areas of activity. A portion of the librarian’s time will be dedicated to embedded activities within assigned departments. The librarian will collaborate effectively with other staff and academic departments and programs to enhance scholarship and teaching. S/he will develop instructional technology tools, methods, and resources to support new and emerging needs in teaching and learning across campus…”

(If you are interested in applying for either position please send resume, names and contact information for three references, and cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.

Submit the above as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect option for “External Applicant”. Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now. Review of applications will begin April 17, and continue until the position is filled.)

Library Director – World Learning SIT Graduate Institute/SIT Study Abroad (Brattleboro, VT)

“SIT’s librarian integrates electronic library resources and digitally based user services into the learning and teaching environments of the organization. The person in this position develops and coordinates library technology-based operations, services, and projects; uses traditional and emerging technologies to enable the library to deliver innovative and student-focused access and reference services. Responsibilities include overseeing the administration of ILS functions; maintaining and coordinating the library website and other digital resources; and improving and expanding user access to digital resources and services, including e-reserves, e-books, e-journals, subscription databases, web resources, archival collections, and instructional materials…

TO APPLY: Visit our website at www.worldlearning.org. Please note that a resume and cover letter are required for consideration. When applying, please put the two documents into one file and name the file “LibraryDirector” before downloading.”

 

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