Job Bank: 12/17/12

Job opportunities at Appalachian State; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ohio University; Southeast Missouri State University (2 positions); Northwestern University; George Mason University

“Appalachian State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Libraries and Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor for Library and Information Studies.

The University seeks a … library leader with excellent interpersonal skills and a record of scholarship in her/his field of expertise.   The Dean will foster a work environment that welcomes change and innovation to meet new challenges and that balances traditional library values with the evolving roles for libraries in higher education.  We seek an engaging and articulate leader to advocate for the library, its faculty and staff, and its mission to assist those who pursue knowledge.

The successful candidate must have an ALA accredited master’s degree as well as an additional advanced degree.  A doctoral degree is preferred.  Ten years of appropriate experience and an outstanding reputation in scholarship and professional service are also required.  Preferred qualifications include commitment and skills in communication and collaboration with a consultative and transparent management style, fundraising and financial management, collection and special collection management, information literacy and public services, faculty and staff human resource issues, experience with extensive programming and outreach efforts, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity…

Review of completed applications will begin on January 7, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  The preferred start date is July 1, 2013.  Applicants should submit the following documents electronically in PDF format:

  • A cover letter of application
  • A current vitae
  • A list of five references (including name, relationship to applicant, phone, email, mailing address)

All documents should be emailed to Sherrye Perry, perrysj@appstate.edu.  Other correspondence should be directed to the committee co-chairs, Georgie Donovan (donovangl@appstate.edu | 828.262.7571) or Tim Burwell (burwellth@appstate.edu | 828.262.2070).”

The Health Sciences Library (http: hsl.lib.unc.edu ) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an … individual for the position of Special Collections Librarian. This position is charged with building health sciences special collections encompassing a wide variety of materials recognized for being unique or having historical value. This position leads efforts to ensure these materials are easy to discover and use by users on and off campus, and effectively preserved for the present and future. This position raises awareness of how special collections and related services can better support current and future scholars and students, and evolves the program in response to user interest and needs. This position works with teams at the Health Sciences Library (HSL) and the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library to achieve these goals…

For a more detailed vacancy announcement, please visit: http://www.lib.unc.edu/employment.html

Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/11301 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

“The Ohio University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for a … professional to provide leadership and direction as Head of Web Services. This recently formed department will bring vision and expertise to planning, developing, implementing and maintaining robust web technology supporting the Libraries’ mission…

Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Head of Web Services is the primary planner for the Libraries’ web development, its productivity tools and public computing. The Head of Web services will work closely with staff to develop responsive and progressive services and applications to match a rapidly changing information landscape. In collaboration with other department heads, this individual provides critical leadership for the planning, evaluation, development and promotion of the Libraries’ current and next generation of web services and information systems.

The Head of Web Services serves as an adviser to the University Libraries’ senior management team as it pertains to the developments in information technology, policy, security, management and resource needs. The Head directs the assignments of a staff of three and represents the Libraries on campus and at OhioLINK committees, as well as regional and national organizations…

Job open date 12/10/12; post ending date: 1/27/13

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(Applicants may contact Eileen Theodore-Shusta, theodore@ohio.edu, 740-593-2989 if they have questions about this position.)

Primary Responsibilities

  • Investigate, plan and implement innovative uses of current and emerging technologies in the provision of information services and resources
  • Teach in an expanding information literacy program, with a particular focus on promoting digital literacy
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of digital learning objects (e.g., online tutorials, website) and with the management of e-resources (e.g., link resolvers, database platforms)
  • Share responsibility for the ongoing development of Kent Library website content
  • Provide reference services both online and in person, which may include nights and weekends
  • Work closely with faculty and students across the university (i.e., face-to-face, online, and regional campuses)
  • Contribute to library and department committees and activities, and to the University through faculty governance, committees, councils and other working groups…

Application Deadline: The position is available April 2013 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 13, 2013.

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items via e-mail to facultyjobs@semo.edu or mail to Melissia Coffee, Employment Specialist, Human Resources, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, MS3150, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.

  1. Letter of interest addressing position requirements and how you learned of this position
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  4. Name and contact information of three references”

“Northwestern University seeks a librarian to provide, promote, manage and evaluate library services and resources required to meet university research and teaching needs in the fields of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy; to actively participate in department and division strategic planning, project development, provision of public services and assessment activities; and to collaborate with members of the Science Disciplinary Cluster and other subject specialists in interrelated disciplines to develop creative and innovative programs, services and collections that meet the growing needs of the university’s scholarly community. The Librarian for Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy is a member of the Branch & Off-Campus Services (BOCS) Department. The position reports to the Head of the BOCS Department which is within the Library’s Public Services Division.

Responsibilities:

The Librarian for Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy creatively develops library services and resources required to meet university research and teaching needs in the fields of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy. Works closely with colleagues both on and off campus to establish library-related relationships in these areas. As a member of the Science Disciplinary Cluster, works closely with the library’s subject specialists in engineering, mathematics, the sciences and related disciplines to develop creative and innovative programs, services and collections that meet the growing needs of the university’s scholarly community. Assesses, develops, and manages the library’s collections in Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy. Manages allocated and endowment funds. Serves as liaison to the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. lnteracts responsively and proactively with faculty, students, and other library users in assigned departments. Actively investigates emerging trends in teaching, research, publishing and scholarly communication in the sciences. Provides specialized instruction, consultations and reference services in coordination with public services units of the Library…

To Apply:
Send letter of application, resume or vita, and names of three references to the attention of Jan Hayes, Personnel Librarian, electronically to libsearches@northwestern.edu. Northwestern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.
First consideration for applications received by:
01/11/2013″

Primary Responsibilities

  • Contribute to information literacy education and assessment within the core curriculum and across majors
  • Assist with digital learning initiatives (e.g., online tutorials, web pages, Libguides, LMS)
  • Work closely with faculty and students across the university (i.e., face-to-face, online, and regional campuses)
  • Provide reference services both on-line and in person, which may include nights and weekends
  • Contribute to library and department committees and activities, and to the University through faculty governance, committees, councils and other working groups…

Application Deadline: The position is available April 2013 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 13, 2013.

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items via e-mail to facultyjobs@semo.edu or mail to Melissia Coffee, Employment Specialist, Human Resources, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, MS3150, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.

  1. Letter of interest addressing position requirements and how you learned of this position
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  4. Name and contact information of three references…”

George Mason University is currently seeking a …  librarian to provide research, reference, instruction and collection development services to faculty, students and staff within the School for Public Policy, the Nonprofit Management Masters program and other related units on Mason’s Arlington Campus. Based at the Arlington Campus Library, the Public Policy & Management Studies Liaison Librarian works as a key member of a focused professional team to support these academic programs and, in conjuncture with other campus units, to advance the broader initiatives of the University Libraries…

ll applications for position number FA002z must be submitted online at Ge

orge Mason’s employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu/). Applicants must submit letter of application; resume; and names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Debra Hogan, Executive Assistant to the University Librarian, at dhogan1@gmu.edu (please note that the university is closed for the holidays December 21-January 1). Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2013, and continue until the position is filled…

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