ATG Job Bank 11/1/16

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“… The Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development oversees and administers the development and management of library acquisitions under the direction of the Director of Technical Services. This position supervises the Electronic Resources Librarian and is responsible for the ordering and receiving a wide variety of library materials. The Head oversees many of the direct contacts the library has with vendors. The position is responsible for 1.8 million dollar budget for the library materials and also several specialized funds such as Auxiliary, Foundation, Sponsored Research, and Distance Learning. The position works closely with all parts of the library, particularly as co-chair of the Collection Development Committee…”

“The University of South Carolina Libraries seeks an … Electronic Resource and Serials Librarian to provide leadership and expertise in acquiring and managing the Libraries’ print and electronic resources collection. The Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian provides leadership for all aspects of the serial lifecycle, including coordination of the purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance for the Libraries’ continuing firm order, package, and database resources. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, this position works collaboratively with other staff including collection development, serial acquisitions, departmental liaisons, reference, information technology, and cataloging…

“…The acquisitions and collection assessment librarian will provide leadership for print and electronic acquisitions of monographs, including approvals, firm orders, and Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) plans for ebooks and streaming videos.

The successful candidate will coordinate with subject librarians on selection, deselection, collection analysis, and monitoring of the approval plans, to and assess existing collections recommend new content as part of UCF’s accreditation and program proposals reviews…”

“…This position provides leadership for the team ordering resources in all languages from a multitude of vendors around the world, and utilizes a variety of acquisitions methods including purchasing card, corporate accounts, and purchase orders. Many aspects of acquisitions work require critical thinking, independent decision making, and the ability to recognize familiar patterns as well as identify exceptions to the patterns…”

The University of Iowa Libraries seeks an … leader to guide the acquisitions functions for the University of Iowa Libraries. The librarian will formulate and execute strategic initiatives for the Acquisitions Department to manage a diverse portfolio of services. The University of Iowa Libraries has significant investments in journal packages, approval plans, e-books, and a DDA program. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Collections, the Head of Acquisitions provides leadership for all acquisitions activities to ensure excellent customer service and timely access to information resources. The Acquisitions Department is responsible for the acquisition of print materials including purchasing for special collections, electronic resources, brief record creation, gift processing, and collection assessment projects. The department includes ten merit staff and one librarian. The unit leaders for monographs, serials, gifts, and electronic resources management report directly to the Head and supervise the staff in their functional areas…”

“The Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation and Conversion plays a leading role in the presentation of Pepperdine’s data digital notebook-pixabayunique collections and scholarly output to the world. The Librarian works closely with special collections and university archives personnel to identify, research, and prioritize materials for ingest into digital collections, which are powered by CONTENTdm. Following best practices, the Librarian devises scanning workflows and metadata schema appropriate to the diverse content in our collections, collaborates with library staff, and supervises interns and student workers. The Librarian maintains and expands Pepperdine’s digital collections and actively seeks out and defines new collections based on both digitized and born-digital content…”

The Syracuse University Libraries of Syracuse University is seeking to hire a Serial Acquisitions Librarian (Sr. Assistant Librarian).

The Serial Acquisitions Librarian is responsible for all materials in all formats acquired on a continuing basis, currently 76% of the $ 9.4 million collections budget. Specific duties involve the acquisition, setup, and maintenance of electronic resources. Responsibility for the approval of invoices for the entire collections budget is an additional duty…”

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks an … librarian with experience in electronic resources to join our Acquisitions Unit. The Electronic Resources Librarian will manage the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library to provide accurate access to electronic content. Under the supervision of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver and proactively incorporate new and emerging practices and technology into the electronic resources environment.

“…Reporting to Head of Digital Research Services, the coordinator will partner with colleagues and units within the Libraries to advance digital research services and activities, including: providing services to publish, archive, and make accessible research data and scholarship; marketing UH Libraries’ digital scholarship expertise; and collaborating with Libraries’ stakeholders to enhance programming in the Digital Research Commons….”

“…The Metadata Professional has the primary responsibility for creating metadata for continuing resources; performing complex metadata revision; and is expected to write scripts (e.g. Python, Perl) for repurposing existing metadata, and identity management work for library’s collections. The Metadata Professional is expected to collaborate with colleagues from functional areas across GW Libraries and beyond in service of the GW Community and the profession…”

Reporting jointly to the Executive Dean and the Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, the Librarian and Director of the Monroe C. Gutman Library is an important member of the leadership team of the School and is also a member of the Library Leadership Team led by the Vice President for the Harvard Library. In addition, the Librarian and Director of Gutman Library will hold a courtesy faculty appointment (without teaching obligations). 

The Librarian and Director leads the Gutman Library creatively, progressively, and inclusively in support of teaching and research of the School and the needs of the wider Harvard scholarly community and beyond. The candidate ensures excellence in the development and assessment of services, strategies and systems that advance research, teaching and learning…”

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an … archivist to join Special Collections as the Archival Projects Librarian for a two-year term as contract librarian. The Archival Projects Librarian will process archival collections from the University Archives and Special Collections. The Archival Projects Librarian will also participate in Special Collections reference service by providing in-person and online reference…”

The M. Louis Salmon Library at the University of Alabama in Huntsville seeks an … individual for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. The Electronic Resources Librarian will establish a leadership role in the management of the Library’s electronic resources. Working in close collaboration with personnel from various Library units, the ER Librarian coordinates support for the acquisition, processing, and maintenance of electronic resources throughout their life cycle. The successful candidate will oversee the maintenance of the Library’s electronic resource management (ERM) system, and the implementation of relevant portions of a new unified library management system (ULMS), Ex Libris’ Alma…”

law file000704919536The Coleman Karesh Law Library at the University of South Carolina School of Law seeks an enthusiastic, highly organized, detail-oriented colleague for the position of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian.

The Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian engages in ordering, receiving, and claiming materials as needed, and will research, develop, and maintain relationships with vendors, publishers, and other library consortia for the benefit of the law school community. Is responsible for monitoring and spending the library’s annual materials budget and for all the procedures involved in the receipt and payment of invoices and for the acquisition of approval and firm orders.

Columbia University Libraries seeks an experienced information professional to build, maintain and promote a collaborative web resources collection program supporting the Ivy Plus partnership of academic research libraries. Since starting exploratory web archiving activity in 2008, Columbia has established a permanent web resources collection program and built rich thematic web archives in human rights, historic preservation/urban planning, and New York City religious institutions, as well as preserving much of Columbia’s own content and web content related to existing special collections.

The University Library at California State University, Dominguez Hills seeks a … 12-month Digital Initiatives Librarian to advance digital projects and barrier free access to information resources.

The Digital Initiatives Librarian is responsible for providing leadership, vision, and support for the library’s digital projects; advancing the infrastructures that support digital collections; and planning, launching, managing, promoting, and growing the university’s institutional repository. The successful candidate will develop workflows, policies, and procedures for digital and repository projects and serve as an advocate for the role of the institutional repository in supporting sustainable scholarly communication…”

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides overall management and direction of the Research Services Department;
  • Coordinates and supervises the work of ten (10) library faculty and three (3) support staff and a number of Library Student Assistants;
  • Leads the process that will identify instructional needs and opportunities for teaching and learning programs for students, and for engaging faculty in information literacy initiatives;
  • Collaborates with subject specialists to provide vision in supporting the needs of researchers from a wide range of disciplines;
  • Coordinates the Research Services Department collection development efforts;

“The McFarland Library at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN, invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Instructional Design Librarian…

This new position serves a dual role as a librarian supporting faculty and students through library instruction and research services as well as supporting university faculty as an instructional design specialist. The successful candidate will support students and faculty as a reference and instruction librarian and provide one-on-one professional and consulting services to faculty in the design and development of hybrid and fully online courses…”


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