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Reference - Academic | Collection Management |
Natural Sciences Librarian |
Metadata Librarian | Cataloger | Webmaster/Cataloger | Systems Librarian
The Emory University Libraries invites applications for a Humanities/History Librarian to deliver a full range of library services with a concentration in Medieval, Early, and Modern European History. Emory University's Medieval History program is a small, highly selective program and the Early Modern European History program is one of the History Department's best known and most successful Ph.D. programs; the Modern European History program is a small but focused program with emphasis on the twentieth century. The Humanities/History Librarian is one of two librarians serving the History Department; the other position concentrates on U.S. History.
Responsibilities: The librarian provides a full range of library services and serves as subject liaison for Early Modern and Modern European History. As subject liaison s/he articulates, anticipates, and meets the research and curricular needs in the area of concentration. S/he develops and manages collections, provides classroom instruction in the use of library resources, and provides general and consultative reference services. S/he creates subject specific content for the library's web site and employs new technologies in instructional sessions. In providing services and developing collections, the librarian collaborates with other liaisons to meet interdisciplinary needs. The librarian fulfills responsibilities in the Collection Management Division and on the Research and Instructional Services Team, including participation in the general reference rotation. The librarian represents the Library in national and regional organizations and in outreach activities.
Qualifications: Master's degree in library/information science and demonstrated academic strength in European History, gained either through experience or an advanced degree (preferred). Experience in collection management and knowledge of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing. Experience in meeting the reference and research needs of students and faculty in European history. Experience in designing and delivering discipline-specific library instruction sessions. Reading knowledge of French, German and Russian is preferred. Excellent communication skills and ability to contribute successfully in a team environment, collaborate with colleagues across the library and the university, and manage multiple responsibilities. Record of involvement in professional activities.
Salary and Benefits: Salary and rank based on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits. Several retirement plan options, including TIAA/CREF. Generous support for moving expenses.
Application: Send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Dianne M. Smith, Library Human Resources Officer, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322-2870. Applications may be faxed to 404/727-0805 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review begins in August and continues until the position is successfully filled.
Environment: One of the nation's leading research universities, Emory excels in scholarly production of faculty, strength of new faculty and administrative appointments, volume of sponsored research, academic achievement of entering students, racial and gender diversity of the faculty and students, endowment support, and national reputation of both the university and healthcare. The Libraries of Emory University include the General Libraries and Libraries for health sciences, law, theology, business and Oxford College. Holdings of the Emory Libraries total approximately 2.7 million volumes and 15,000 linear feet of manuscripts and archives. The libraries offer access to thousands of electronic information resources. The Woodruff Library's Center for Library and Information Resources provides an integrated service environment that brings together technology and media specialists with librarians in a facility that includes an information commons, electronic classrooms, a distance learning classroom, the Center for Interactive Teaching, a state-of-the-art language lab and classrooms, the high-tech Goizueta Business Library, the new Heilbrun Music and Media Library, the Electronic Services Data Center, group study rooms, and comfortable study space with data connections as well as wireless access throughout the building. The Emory Libraries are members of the Association of Research Libraries, OCLC, the Research Libraries Group, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, and the Digital Library Federation (for more information about the libraries visit http://web.library.emory.edu).
Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women and minority candidates.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES-BLOOMINGTON
Librarian for Middle Eastern, Islamic, and Central Eurasian Studies
(Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Librarian)
Serves as the liaison to the Departments of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC), the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program, the Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS), and the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center. Provides advanced reference service and instruction in areas of responsibility and general reference in the Research Collections Reference Department. Builds and manages collections in all formats; monitors approval plans as needed; makes preservation treatment recommendations for these collections. Prepares collections and resource guides, creates and maintains subject-specific websites. Oversees collections budgets in areas of responsibility and assists in the preparation of external funding requests. Participates in the Libraries^? instructional activities. Collaborates with library staff in relevant subject areas. In consultation with faculty, makes decisions about materials to be sent to the Libraries^? offsite storage facility. Pa rticipates in the collective activities and services of the professional librarians at the IUB Libraries. In cooperation with the staff of the Libraries^? Digital Library Program and constituents, identifies collections and resources suitable for publication in digital form. Participates in relevant professional associations and collaborates with peers in other CIC and ARL libraries on matters relating to collections. Supervises a .5 support staff position.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited master^?s degree in library or information science, with advanced degree in Middle Eastern, Islamic, or Central Eurasian Studies area, or equivalent combination of education and experience in an academic setting. Professional experience in an academic library in collection development and/or public services. Must have reading proficiency in at least one major Middle Eastern or Central Eurasian Language (such as Arabic, Persian or Turkish), and one relevant European language (such as Russian, Hungarian or French) and have bibliographic knowledge of additional area languages. Must be deeply familiar with Islamic cultures. Experience in teaching or bibliographic instruction. Understanding of the information needs of scholars and the application of digital and information technologies within the research environment. Knowledge of collection development and collection management principles. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proven ability to work both independently and collegially in a complex, rapidly changing environment. Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track appointment. Preferred: Familiarity with electronic library resources and tools and the ability to apply new technologies to library services. Understanding of the nature of scholarly research and publishing. Speaking and writing proficiency in Arabic, Persian or Turkish is desirable. Bibliographic knowledge of other relevant languages written in Arabic, Cyrillic or Roman script.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary and rank are negotiable, depending upon qualifications and experience. This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves. Benefits include a university health care plan, TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity plan, group life insurance, and liberal vacation and sick leave.
TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2007. The position will remain open until filled. Please send letter of application, professional vita, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of four references to:Virginia Sojdehei
Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Indiana University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Library. Reference Librarian. Mervyn H. Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Non-tenure earning position available February 1, 2007, at the rank of Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian based on qualifications. A 12-month academic appointment; salary range$36,890-$56,951, commensurate with qualifications and experience; generous fringe benefits. Must be service-oriented. Responsible to the Head of Reference for providing general reference service to the user population at all levels, including the research level. Responsibilities include library instruction for general and specialized classes; library research assistance, including instruction in the use of electronic resources; and assistance with outreach programs to students and student organizations. The incumbent should possess sound knowledge of general reference principles and tools, including effective database searching techniques; the ability to provide effective group instruction ; effective communication skills; and the ability to work individually and with a team in providing library assistance to a wide variety of users.
Requirements: A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program and previous experience in an academic library.
Preferred: A undergraduate background in humanites or the social sciences, general reference experience in an academic library, and experience with collection development of legal and government resources.
Applications received by November 30, 2006 will receive first consideration. Send letter of application, current resume, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to:
Ms. Anne Waldrop
Mervyn H. Sterne Library
University of Alabama at Birmingham
SL 172, 1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0014
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Colorado State University Libraries
Announcement of Vacancy
COLLECTION MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT LIBRARIAN
RESPONSIBILITIES: This new faculty position reports to the Coordinator for Collections and Contracts in the Scholarly Communication Division. This position is responsible for collection management and assessment. Responsibilities include: working collaboratively with the Outreach Librarians of Colleges to determine collection needs of faculty and students; evaluating collections and overseeing the compilation of use data, employing several methods such as COUNTER statistics from publishers, Spectra Dimension, OCLC^?s WorldCat Collection Analysis, ScholarlyStats, and circulation; evaluating electronic and consortia purchases; setting up trials working with vendors and evaluates trials; maintaining data for electronic resource management and Database of Databases; working on the administration of user interfaces for electronic products and databases; working with vendors for electronic products to assist with initial negotiation and coordinate training; maintaining expertise on assigned databases and collection management products, trains, and serves as resource for staff; assisting with accreditation and program reviews; and assisting with content for public and staff web pages. In addition the position supervises support staff (1.0 FTE), participates in special studies to meet Library strategic goals; maintains the collection materials budget; monitors trends and developments in collection management, acquisitions, and scholarly communication; and promote campus awareness of scholarly communication issues, including intellectual property, copyright, alternative publishing, serials pricing, and market trends. Colorado State University Libraries is moving forward on several initiatives for digital services, increased consortia arrangements, and new options for faculty and students. This position will continue to evolve as innovations are developed to meet these new challenges.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited degree program; awareness of major trends in scholarly communication; one year experience in collection development and/or acquisitions at a professional level; ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities in a dynamic, team-based and technological environment; ability to work cooperatively and effectively across the organization as well as with library constituents; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; ability to learn and adapt to new technologies; knowledge of automated library systems; awareness of major trends in collections and acquisitions and applications of automation; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and evidence of individual initiatives; and the ability to meet tenure and promotion criteria. Desired: Experience working with electronic products and licenses; experience handling materials budgets; proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing, and knowledge of relational database programs such as Acces s or MySQL; and experience with web page design.
RANK AND SALARY: Faculty status and responsibilities. Twelve-month tenure track appointment with contract reviewed annually until tenure is granted. Rank is dependent upon qualifications. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION: Colorado State University was established as the land-grant institution of the State of Colorado in 1870. Enrollment is approximately 25,000 students with graduate and professional students comprising about 18% of the total. The University employs about 1,400 academic faculty, 1,940 administrative professionals and 2,000 classified staff. Colorado State is one of the top public universities in the United States in terms of educational quality and affordability according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, and is ranked in the prestigious top tier of the U.S. News and World Report's rankings of "America's Best Colleges and Universities. Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of approximately 134,000 situated 65 miles north of Denver in the foothills of the Rockies. Money Magazine ranked Fort Collins as the "Best Place to Live" in America for 2006. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).
TO APPLY: To apply, send a letter of application addressing your qualifications as they relate to the position; a current resume; and names, e-mail and office addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Sande Slack, Personnel Specialist, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019. E-mail:Sande.Slack@ColoState.edu or visit our web site at http://lib.colostate.edu/pers/openings.html. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 16, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. However the search may be extended if a suitable candidate is not identified. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all Federal and State laws, regulations and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in Room 100, Student Services Building. In order to assist Colorado State University in meeting its affirmative action responsibilities, ethnic minorities, women and other protected class members are encouraged to apply.
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Instruction/ Reference /Collection Development: entry-level tenure-track position
California State University San Marcos Library Services is seeking an energetic, highly motivated librarian to provide instruction, reference, and collection development services for science programs including Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. Proposed programs to be added over the next decade include Environmental Science/Studies and Applied Physics.
Library faculty work in a participative, collaborative organization, within a faculty reward system that emphasizes professional performance as well as university and community service, scholarship/creative activities, and professional growth. The librarian is expected to provide leadership in promoting the Natural Science collections and services to faculty, students and the external community, contribute to the formulation of department policy and procedure, and serve on library and campus committees. Additional responsibilities may be assigned based on the changing needs of the Library.
1. Take a lead role in the Library's instruction and information literacy program for the Natural Sciences, including planning, marketing, implementing, and evaluating instruction in a technological environment. Form active partnerships with teaching faculty to develop instructional programs and support course-related research. Develop instructional material, including Web-based and multimedia formats. Teach in a wide variety of settings, including teaching the 3-week library module for the GEL Lifelong Learning course.
2. Provide reference and research services to Natural Science students, faculty, and the general public. Provide general reference to students, faculty, and the general public including some nights and weekends. Work with users to determine appropriate research strategies and sources, including a wide range of print and electronic resources, prepare bibliographies, and respond to complex reference questions.
3. Provide leadership in the development of the Science collection including budgetary decisions for specific disciplines. Work with faculty in the various departments to ensure that the Library is supporting their curricular offerings. Prepare program review documents and other reports as needed.
ALA-accredited MLS or foreign equivalent. Undergraduate and/or graduate degree/coursework in a natural/physical science discipline. Demonstrate potential, through research agenda and on-campus presentation, for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion under the Library's criteria for professional performance, service, and scholarship. High level of self motivation and enthusiasm. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as evidenced by application, presentation, and on-site interview.
Teaching and/or instructional design experience. Experience working in an academic setting. Significant knowledge of information literacy pedagogy. Experience with online instructional technologies. Experience designing and creating web-based and print instructional/informational materials. Experience in a science-focused research setting (e.g. laboratory experience, science library experience).
This is a tenure-track appointment at Senior Assistant Librarian level (beginning salary $51,852). CSU San Marcos is an Equal Opportunity/ Title IX Employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, members of minority groups and people with disabilities. Send letter of application addressing the qualifications, r?sum?, and names of three references to: Marion T. Reid, Dean, Library. CSU San Marcos, San Marcos, CA, 92096. Review of applications begins March 13, 2007.
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Acquisitions/Electronic Resources Librarian Vacancy Announcement
The Curtis Laws Wilson Library of the University of Missouri-Rolla invites applications for the position of Acquisitions/Electronic Resources Librarian. UM-Rolla, one of four campuses of the University of Missouri, is the premier science and engineering campus of the system. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in science and engineering, and undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts. Within the library, nine professionals and 17 support staff serve 400 faculty and 5,000 high-ability students. The collection includes approximately 450,000 volumes, 2,000 periodical titles and 20,000 electronic resources. UMR is also a selective depository for U.S. and Missouri government documents. Strong emphasis is placed on cooperation with public services. The relatively small staff size and flexible organizational structure assure staff of active involvement in library concerns.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Leads Acquisitions team which includes periodical and monograph acquisitions and government documents processing. Collaborates with Assistant Director on hiring and evaluation of staff as well as provides support, training and expert assistance to staff. Coordinates selected areas of electronic resources, including licensing, usage statistics, troubleshooting access issues, and vendor trials. Serves as backup for core library technology. Tracks journal allocations and provides support for maintenance of acquisitions funds as necessary. Assists with collection development functions, including cancellation and deselection projects. Coordinates donations of materials to the library. Participates in preservation team. Position reports to Assistant Director for Technical Services.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited MLS; proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Desired: Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current standards and practices in acquisitions, particularly with electronic resources and licensing; Familiarity with Innovative Millennium catalog software.
For complete position description see: http://library.umr.edu/facultyposition.html
SALARY and BENEFITS: 12 month, non-tenured faculty position at Librarian II level; $34,000 minimum; 28 days vacation annually and 8 paid holidays; vested retirement after five years; university medical and dental benefits package.
COMMUNITY: Rolla, with a population of about 18,000, is located in the foothills of the Ozarks. Centrally located to St. Louis, Columbia and Springfield , MO. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound. Very reasonable cost of living. Rolla provides excellent educational and medical facilities.=20
TO APPLY, please send a letter of application, resume, and names of three current references to:
Human Resource Services (email@example.com)
Reference Number: #000 29087
University of Missouri-Rolla
1870 Miner Circle
113 University Center
Rolla, MO 65409-1050
The deadline for receipt of applications is November 30, 2006. Questions may be directed to Mary Aycock, Chair of search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Missouri-Rolla is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer committed to increasing diversity among faculty, staff and students. Members of minority groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Subject: Metadata Librarian; Ithaca, New York
The following academic position is available at Cornell University Library: Cornell University Libraries Metadata Librarian Position Unit/Department: Metadata Services, Discovery Systems and Services
Position Description: Cornell University Libraries (CUL) seeks an energetic and productive staff member to join the Metadata Services Department < http://metadata.library.cornell.edu/>. Under the supervision of the Head of Metadata Services, the incumbent provides metadata consultation, design, and development services to facilitate the uses of digital and analog information for research and education across a wide array of academic disciplines and to support scholarly communication and CUL collection management efforts.
Actively participates in the library's research and development efforts and in local and national discussions relating to the access, retrieval, description, preservation, and management of objects in digital library systems. Works with the Head of Metadata Services to plan projects and grants within the unit. Consults with faculty and staff on a variety of metadata and information organization needs.
Works closely with CUL staff throughout Discovery Systems and Services (DSS) as well as other divisions of Information Technology and Technical Services to enhance access to the library's collections. Plays an active role in professional organizations inside and outside of the CUL community.
Required: MLS or equivalent graduate degree. Demonstrated experience with a range of software applications supporting the development of digital libraries using current and evolving metadata standards and associated technologies, including Dublin Core and MARC. Knowledge of XML Schema (e.g. LOM, TEI, VRA Core, or EAD). Excellent communication and analytic skills including the ability to work well within a team environment with diverse groups of library staff. Interest in professional development activities, including research and participation in professional organizations.
Desired: Working knowledge of relational database design or SQL. Working knowledge of the use of cataloging principles and tools such as AACR/RDA and authority files, as well as the specifications and standards that support thesauri, classification schemes, subject heading lists, taxonomies, or ontologies. Prior professional experience in an academic or special library. Working knowledge of one or more foreign languages.
Background: Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with 2600 faculty members and 20,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization of 468 staff with a strong track record in innovation and service quality. It consists of 20 libraries, including a nearby high-density storage facility with a capacity of 6.8 million volumes. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 62,000 current serials, 378,000 networked electronic resources, and rich materials in other formats. Ranking 9th among 113 North American academic library members of the Association of Research Libraries, the Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.
Application: To apply for this position go to
For further information, contact Susan Markowitz, Director of Library Human Resources, 201 Olin Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-5301.
Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can bring to our community a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
201 Olin Library
(607) 255-6788 Fax
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Subject: Cataloger; Ruston, Loisiana
Search extended; CATALOGER
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA accredited Masters Degree. Current working knowledge of Anglo American Cataloging Rules and Library of Congress classification. Excellent English language and communication skills.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prefer 2 or more years of cataloging experience in an academic library, including metadata. Experience with automated library systems (preferably SIRSI Unicorn) and OCLC. Knowledge of Superintendent of Government Documents classification system. Two years of supervisory and management experience. Current experience with Microsoft office programs.
DUTIES: Reporting to the Assistant Director of Collection Services, the Cataloger will direct and supervise the Bibliographic Management Services division. Establishes cataloging standards, policies, and procedures in coordination with the assistant director. Performs original cataloging/classification of materials in all formats and maintains authority control in the library catalog, using MARC or other appropriate schema. Responsible for oversight of government publications processing and catalog access. Ensures accurate bibliographic records, maintains records of library holdings, and provides monthly and annual statistics. Manages catalog web links and metadata as needed. Supervises a staff of 4 library paraprofessionals. May provide reference service on occasional weekends. Participates in Library and University committees. Engages in research, service and professional development.
Louisiana Tech University is a selective admission public university with 12,000 undergraduates and graduate students. The main campus is located in Ruston, a city of 20,600 in the piney hills of North Louisiana and conveniently located between the two metropolitan areas of Monroe and Shreveport and two recreational state parks. Ruston is a lovely small town with a low cost environment. Prescott Memorial Library, with a staff of 30, is a member of the LOUIS statewide library consortium. The library housing over 2,000,000 items is a regional U.S. government documents depository, a state depository, and is a member of SOLINET and OCLC.
For more information on the library consult our web site http://www.latech.edu/library
RANK/SALARY: Competitive starting salary. Twelve month, tenure-track position, appointment rank of Assistant Professor. Competitive benefit package.
Louisiana Tech University, a member of the University of Louisiana systems, is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
Application Review: Review of applications will begin January 29, 2007. The position will remain open until filled; however, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Application Procedure: Send letter of application, and resume with the names, addresses, e-mail addresses and daytime phone numbers of at least three professional references to:
Donna L. Vavrek,
Chair, Cataloger Search Committee
Prescott Memorial Library
P.O. Box 10408
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA 71272
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Webmaster/Cataloger; Madison, Wisconsin
The Wisconsin State Law Library http://wsll.state.wi.us/ is recruiting for a Webmaster/Cataloger.
LOCATION: Madison, WI. SALARY: Salary is $42,222 annually with excellent state benefits.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The selected individual will design and maintain the library's website; provide effective bibliographic access to all library materials, including online and digital collections; provide research assistance to library users; develop and teach classes; and contribute to library publications.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required:(1) Demonstrated experience designing and maintaining a website, working knowledge of web development tools, including HTML and CSS; (2) Practical experience cataloging and classifying library materials; (3) Experience in creating and maintaining records for an integrated library catalog system; (4) Practical reference experience; (5) Graduate library science coursework related to the provision of reference, cataloging and classification. Candidates with (1) a MLS; (2) experience designing and maintaining a library website; (3) working knowledge of the integrated online (Innovative Interfaces) library system; (4) experience with legal research materials, including Westlaw and Lexis are preferred.
TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume in Word 2003 compatible format (e-mail transmission preferred) clearly indicating your qualifications and the position title Webmaster/Cataloger (#07-12) to email@example.com or send to: Human Resources, 110 East Main Street Suite 430, Madison, WI 53703-3356, (608) 266-3501, or FAX (608) 261-8293.
DEADLINE: All applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2006. The Wisconsin Court System will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants when requested. For additional information on the court system, visit our website at http://www.wicourts.gov/.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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Subject: Systems Librarian Postion
Librarian II, Systems, position number 86307T, UHM Library Serv, (Manoa), temporary, non-tenure track, NTE Jun-30-2006, full-time,special funds, available 11/05, possibility of extension pending availability of funds and needs of department. Duties: Under general direction of the Head of Systems, provide support for the development, maintenance and operation of the state-wide library management and information system (LMIS) application software.
Major responsibilities include: 1) analyzing problems with the University of Hawaii state-wide library management system, and determining source of problems; 2) working with librarians and staff to develop functional specifications for new products and enhancements to existing code, and staff workflows; 3) performing quality assurance testing on all new products and releases; and 4) developing documentation and conducting training for staff. These activities support campus libraries throughout the University of Hawaii, and encompass the Hawaii Medical Library, the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, and the Hawaii State Archives among other libraries in the State of Hawaii.
Minimum qualifications: ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent. Ability to translate technical concepts into terms understandable by library support staff. Demonstrated ability to meet assignment deadlines. Outstanding interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Ability and willing to work early morning or evening hours, weekends and/or holidays as scheduled. Knowledge and experience with USMARC. Strong computer skills including a basic understanding of hardware and software applications including knowledge and experience with client server architecture and/or PC architecture. Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies, and a commitment to library service. Previous experience using an automated Library Management System.
Desirable qualifications: Experience working in a UNIX System environment (Sun Solaris preferred. Working knowledge of at least one of the following: Microsoft Access, Oracle SQL, PERL, PHP or XML. Experience working with Endeavor Information Systems Incorporated Voyager software. One-year library experience, preferably in an academic research library.
Pay range: $36,720 to $54,360
To apply: Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references, and resume to Personnel Officer. Cover letter should address applicant's ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the position and minimum and desired qualifications.
University of Hawaii Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Inquiries: 808-956-7207. For first consideration apply by 10/27/05.
Date posted: Oct-12-2005 Continuous recruitment Review of applications will begin on Oct-27-2005 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Hawai'i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will be considered, regardless of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or status as disabled veteran or veteran of Vietnam era.
Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Appointments to positions are subject to campus recruitment guidelines and the collective bargaining agreement.
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