Job Bank – 6/9/13

Career Opportunities at: the College of Charleston; Oregon State University; and the University of Kansas (two positions)

The College of Charleston, located in Charleston, SC, seeks a Dean of Libraries who is a visionary leader to develop and promote the libraries’ significant contributions to the intellectual vibrancy of the College’s student body, researchers, faculty and the greater Charleston community. The Dean develops and articulates the strategic mission of the libraries into concrete objectives for the students, faculty, the College, and the community through collaboration and consensus-building. The Dean advances the implementation of innovative approaches to library management and services; advocates strongly for the essential role of the libraries as a core component of the College’s academic mission; works with external agencies, donors and related groups to secure funding and resources for the Libraries; and demonstrates a deep commitment to diversity and intercultural goals of the institution.

The College of Charleston Libraries are comprised of the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the John Rivers Communications Museum, the Marine Resources Library, and the North Campus Library. The combined annual budgets exceed $5.6 million with a staff of 20 librarians and archivists, 30 full time employees, and 35 student and temporary employees.

The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree, although an exceptional candidate who possesses an ALA accredited MLS and extraordinary leadership experience and academic background may be considered. The candidate should have a strong record of scholarly and professional achievement appropriate for a position at the rank of tenured librarian; a minimum of five years of management and leadership experience in an increasingly responsible role, preferably in an academic library; and evidence of a commitment to liberal arts and sciences education.

Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina. The College of Charleston serves approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate/certificate seeking students with more than 100 majors and minors. In 2012, Charleston was ranked #1 City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and 5th among U.S. mid-sized cities for jobs by Forbes Magazine.

Please send cover letter, CV, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references to fundc@cofc.edu  by August 30, 2013. Ideally, the chosen candidate will start by January 1, 2014. Transcripts and background checks will be required of finalists.

Digital Applications Librarian- Oregon State University

The OSU Libraries and Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor, Digital Applications Librarian position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the University Librarian.

Reporting to the Heads of Emerging Technologies & Services and the Center for Digital Scholarship & Services, the Digital Applications Librarian develops and maintains technical infrastructure for digital library/repository preservation services. In support of the OSU research enterprise, excellence in teaching, and the Land Grant mission of the University, the Librarian is responsible for designing, developing, testing, and deploying new technologies, tools, and resources to extend and enhance digital content and services, and developing application programming interfaces (APIs) to facilitate multiple submission and discovery tools. Provides leadership and guidance for Oregon State University Libraries & Press on existing and emerging technologies including digital repository, discovery and preservation systems. Writes and/or modifies code and conducts quality assurance on code contributed by other developers. Works collaboratively with library and campus colleagues as well as various external partners like the Orbis Cascade Alliance and Greater Western Library Alliance and participates in ongoing evaluations of emerging academic and library technologies.

Examples of duties include:
Programming on a variety of projects involving resource discovery and preservation, including Hydra, DSpace, ExLibris Primo, Libraries of Oregon, digital humanities, and digital publishing. Digital preservation planning and implementation with partners like MetaArchive and assessing the impact of OSU scholarship through planning and implementation of bibliometrics and alt metrics projects…

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

  1. A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as ‘Other Document’ if not included with your resume/vitae).
  2. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

For additional information please contact:
Cindy Myers; 541-737-8320; cindy.myers@oregonstate.edu

Two Positions – University of Kansas

Applications are now being accepted for two new faculty librarian positions. To view or apply for either of these positions, go to employment.ku.edu, search faculty jobs, click on search openings, and filter by employee class F-Faculty.

  1. Data Services Librarian – University of Kansas  The University of Kansas Libraries has an opening for a Data Services Librarian. Requirements: ALA-accredited MLS; familiarity with emerging issues related to academic library services for data management or preservation; evidence in application materials of knowledge and proficiency in written communication and a commitment to strong customer service within and outside the libraries.Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See www.provost.ku.edu/planning
  2. Metadata Librarian  The University of Kansas Libraries has an opening for a Metadata Librarian. Requirements: ALA-accredited MLS; 2 years of academic/research library experience working with standard metadata formats; evidence in application materials of knowledge and proficiency in written communication and a commitment to strong customer service within and outside the libraries. Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See www.provost.ku.edu/planning.

Application deadline for both positions is 8-4-2013. EO/AA Employer

 

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