Job Bank 7/12/13

careers sectionCareer Opportunities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2 positions); Eastern Washington University; Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and University of Oregon;

The MIT Libraries seeks a… strategic thinker to provide leadership in the generation and analysis of collections data, to contribute to a holistic collection development strategy and to serve as the strategist for the Social Sciences and Management collections. Through active engagement with publishing and scholarly communities, the Strategist will cultivate an awareness of best practices and emerging trends in these areas.

Reporting to the Head of Collections Strategy and Management (CSM), the successful candidate will analyze data to inform the strategic allocation of library resources and to improve collection development and workflows. S/he will enhance the effectiveness of data collection and analysis, and will develop solutions for the ongoing assessment of information resources in all subjects and formats. The Collections Analyst and Strategist will compile and analyze data to improve understanding of user behavior and collections use, evaluate returns-on-investment in support of evidence-based collection management decisions, and contribute to the analysis of shared/consortial collections to support decision-making with partner organizations (e.g., BorrowDirect). In collaboration with other strategists, s/he will develop and implement collections policies and strategies; manage approval plans; manage designated central funds and prioritize expenditures; and select major interdisciplinary resources…

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $60,000 minimum salary. Actual salary based on qualification and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin July 29, 2013 and will continue until position is filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

The MIT Libraries seeks a… strategic thinker to provide holistic strategy and leadership in collection development and to serve as the strategist for the Arts and Humanities collections. Through active engagement with publishing and scholarly communities, the Strategist will cultivate an awareness of best practices and emerging trends in these areas.

Reporting to the Head of Collections Strategy and Management (CSM), the successful candidate will collaborate with department colleagues in the development and implementation of collections policies and strategies. S/he will manage approval plans; manage designated central collections funds and prioritize expenditures; and select major interdisciplinary resources. The Collections Strategist will compile data from a variety of sources to guide collections work and decision-making, and will utilize data analysis and assessment in developing collections strategy. S/he will serve as the CSM lead on projects related to the management of physical collections across all subjects.

As a member of the highly collaborative Arts and Humanities Community of Practice (A&H CoP), the Collections Strategist will engage with colleagues around significant collections issues in these areas and will coordinate collections projects. S/he will partner with selectors in enhancing collections skills and engage them in a holistic approach to collections building within the context of outreach, access, metadata creation, rights management, and curation. Resource management responsibilities include oversight of A&H CoP and gift funds, and participation in resource development and donor stewardship, particularly the identification and articulation of collections needs. S/he will help to select general subject resources that serve broad aspects of the A&H community’s research needs, and will keep abreast of collection trends and publisher changes. S/he will also support library services for the Arts and Humanities community…

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $60,000 minimum salary. Actual salary based on qualification and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin July 29, 2013 and will continue until position is filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

The EWU Libraries at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to begin in 2013. Position is available now. Salary: Up to $60,000

This position is an 11-month tenure-track library faculty appointment to perform professional responsibilities in librarianship, scholarship, and service. Responsibilities in librarianship will focus on leadership and coordination for all collection activities, including policy development, planning, budget management, promotion, analysis, and asssessment. The CM Librarian develops and evaluates methods of resource selection and use assessment to support student learning in campus-based, online/hybrid, and distance education courses in a wide range of academic programs.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Provides leadership, coordination, and support for the creation, assessment, and analysis of the Libraries’ collection policies and activities
  • Develops qualitative and quantitative methods of assessing the value and effectiveness of the Libraries’ collections in supporting academic programs and University strategic priorities
  • Organizes usage and other collection-related data, statistics, and analysis, providing centralized access to this information for use in decision-making
  • Communicates and consults with liaison librarians and department faculty throughout the University to develop collections supporting the range of disciplines and course delivery methods
  • Works with the Acquisitions/Electronic Resources Librarian and the Libraries’ Budget Manager to allocate, manage, monitor, and analyze library allocations and funds
  • Participates and provides leadership in cooperative collection activities with state and regional consortia, particularly the Orbis Cascade Alliance and the Washington Cooperative Library Program
  • Promotes awareness of library collections and collection-related services to University sites, programs, students, and faculty…

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin mid-July. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified…”

Provide leadership in the assessment, title selection processes, and licensing of digital and print resources by formulating, articulating, and managing the direction, balance, and focus of the Library’s collections to support learning, teaching, and research…

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage collections assessment and development by analyzing institutional data, usage statistics, and other metrics for decision-making and through title selection processes involving various purchasing plans, faculty and student/staff requests, publishers’ offers, and other sources.
  • Oversee collection management procedures and activities, including collection reviews and evaluation, title selection, de-selection, preservation, and replacements.
  • Recommend guidelines and procedures for development of the Libraries’ collections based on current and proposed academic curricula.
  • Develop planning and budgetary recommendations, including fiscal allocations; monitor and ensure the efficient expenditure of the Libraries’ materials budgets in consultation with others.
  • Oversee digital licensing procedures and renewals, interpret, and monitor updates in appropriate library information systems.
  • Provide data for reports and analyses related to collections development and maintenance as required by university offices and external agencies, including accreditation bodies…

Experience:

  • Three or more years of experience in collections development, collections management, acquisitions, or similarly related activities in an academic library
  • Advanced knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel and Word and/or demonstrated competency in budget creation
  • Basic knowledge of ACCESS helpful
  • Demonstrated operational experience with an online integrated library system
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position provides primary programming support for the library’s Web sites and staff intranet and applications development to support library workflows and services. Duties include:

… providing Drupal and WordPress customization and module development to implement and manage library Web sites; building, modifying, testing, managing, and troubleshooting Web sites to meet customer needs, following best practices and university standards for Web site development; working in both production and development environments; ensuring that Web pages and sites meet current accessibility standards; installing, configuring, maintaining, and upgrading instances of Drupal and WordPress; developing interactive interfaces, middleware, and database solutions for integration into the library’s Web sites; participating as part of the library Web development team.

… designing, developing, and maintaining Web applications to automate library workflows; creating and delivering end user and project documentation.

… designing and developing mobile Web sites; adapting existing Web applications for optimal functionality on mobile devices using responsive design or other techniques.

… providing technical support and problem resolution to staff using content management systems and library developed applications; providing training for deployed Web solutions.

TO QUALIFY YOU MUST HAVE:

… a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in systems analysis and related programming support functions generally obtained by a bachelor’s degree in computer science, or an equivalent amount of training and applied experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining complex Web sites using PHP, SQL, WebServices and CSS.
  • Professional level experience using Javascript, Drupal and WordPress.
  • Professional level experience with custom plugin/module development in Drupal.
  • Mobile web and responsive design experience…

 

 

 

 

 

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