Archive for the ‘Employment’ Category
Friday, August 16th, 2013
The Drexel University Libraries seeks an energetic and innovative manager with relevant education and experience to successfully lead librarians and work with faculty to embed coursework with information literacy, research skills and related lifelong learning skills. This individual will also have experience in assessment of instruction, at course and curricular levels, and reference services. To advance the Drexel mission of preparing graduates well for the workforce through its traditions of experiential learning, the Libraries will provide the incumbent with challenging opportunities for developing and applying leadership, creativity, and knowledge of diverse learners, online and on-site pedagogies, scholarly information, and program management.
The Manager, Learning Engagement provides managerial leadership for the Drexel University Libraries’ partnership program of Instruction which actively engages with the educational life of the university. This program supports the University’s mission of developing students who are self-directed, life-long learners through traditional and innovative partnerships with faculty and other academic staff. The Libraries’ impact on student learning is framed by the Drexel Student Learning Priorities (DSLP) core competencies for Drexel graduates that include information literacy. Specifically, the Learning Engagement programs aim to enable learners to explore and develop superior levels of DSLP competencies to identify, evaluate and use authoritative information resources, and to facilitate faculty teaching.
The Manager is responsible for working collaboratively with librarians, other Libraries’ staff, and campus educators to design, implement, assess, and continually improve integration of information-driven learning skills in the Drexel student experience. Reporting to the Director of Academic Partnerships, the Manager supervises seven librarians at the University City campus and leads all librarians involved in the Libraries Instruction program within a matrix management organization.
As a member of the Libraries’ Managerial Leadership Group, this Manager contributes to the ongoing operations of the Libraries through participation in strategic planning and divisional decision-making, and in implementation of library policies. Accountability is regularly reported through program goal setting, fiscal and performance evaluation, and client-based satisfaction and outcomes assessment. Librarians are expected to be professionally active through participation in campus activities, external service, and/or publication and presentation.
- ALA accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree
- Minimum four years of professional academic library experience
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge of pedagogy and instructional technique
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge of reference and consultation services
- Evidence of program and outcomes assessment skills
- Record of growth and success in management responsibilities, including supervisory experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in higher education Excellent communication skills
- Project management experience
- Additional graduate work or research experience outside the fields of librarianship and information science
- Demonstrated success working within a matrix organization
- Demonstrated success working in a changing organization
Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=77374 or visit www.drexeljobs.com and search for Manager, Learning Engagement. The requisition number is 5458. For more information about Drexel University, please visit www.drexel.edu.
Friday, August 16th, 2013
Department: Information Science
Reports to: Chair, Dept. of Information Science/Director of Library and Information Services
The University of the Sciences welcomes applications for a 12-month faculty position in the Department of Information Science to serve as the Reference/Emerging Technologies Librarian at the J. W. England Library.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
As Reference/Emerging Technologies Librarian at the J. W. England Library, incumbent will:
- Coordinate operation of reference services, and provide service at the reference desk. Work with library colleagues and faculty to improve reference services.
- Take a leading role in identifying and implementing emerging technologies and resources to improve teaching and learning effectiveness at J. W. England Library (e.g., virtual reference, social media tools, mobile computing and other digital library initiatives).
- Identify and implement strategies to maximize the effective use of existing technology resources to meet the needs of library users and library personnel.
- Work collaboratively with librarians to develop, test, and implement tools for information literacy instruction and assessment of library services (e.g. usability testing).
- Work collaboratively to develop content for the Library’s website (e.g., LibGuides).
- Provide training and support to the department and the library concurrent with the responsibilities of the position.
- Serve as subject liaison (e.g., collection development) to assigned academic department(s). Also, serve as the liaison to the academic technology department.
- Other duties as assigned.
As a faculty member in the Department of Information Science, the incumbent will perform all faculty duties including, but not limited to: teaching, scholarly activities, and service.
Education and Experience:
MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution.
New or recent graduates encouraged to apply.
Professional experience is welcome.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Candidates should exhibit a strong commitment to teaching excellence and scholarship.
- We are seeking an individual with exemplary interpersonal and communication skills who will work collaboratively within the university community.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume, cover letter/letter of interest and the names of three references (in MS Word or PDF format) along with salary range/expectations to: email@example.com. The successful candidate will be required to submit three letters of reference and original transcript of the highest degree.
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013.
Electronic submissions only.
Friday, August 16th, 2013
The Research Integrity Program Specialist in the Office of Research Compliance and Training at Columbia University will help develop and implement a comprehensive program to promote research integrity at the University, with a focus on Columbia University Medical Center. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Research Compliance and Training, and working closely with the Associate Director for Research Compliance and the Assistant Director for Research Compliance Education, the Program Specialist will help establish a proactive program to promote research integrity and related best practices for data management and other relevant areas.
The Program Specialist must be able to help develop and administer a program that involves:
- The conduct of workshops for faculty, students and trainees regarding research integrity and data management strategies to enhance research integrity;
- Development of tools to support best practices for data management;
- Development of validation strategies to review data integrity;
- Plagiarism education for early-career scientists;
- Development of web-based and print resources to further communicate key research integrity messages.
- The Program Specialist will also help work on other research compliance projects, time permitting, and as needed, including e.g. institutional conflict of interest.
Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent is required; a higher degree in a relevant scientific field (biomedical or basic science) is highly desirable. Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years of related experience.
The Program Specialist must have had previous experience working as a researcher. Although no particular scientific discipline is required, background in the biomedical sciences is preferred. Experience with data management in a scientific research context is essential. Experience with grant writing is a plus.
The Program Specialist must have the ability to help develop tools and templates for research data management and review. The Program Specialist must be able to teach and communicate regarding issues of research integrity and data management to reach a variety of audiences, including graduate students and post docs, and faculty at all stages of their careers.
The Program Specialist must be able to partner effectively with other offices and academic departments in development of this program. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Previous teaching experience, particularly in science or ethics, is highly desirable. Ability to analyze and articulate complex issues, including scientific and ethical issues, is required.
Submit a cover letter and CV online: jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=137154
Friday, August 16th, 2013
Friday, August 16th, 2013
Library Assistant—(Part-Time, hourly position, with some evening & weekend hours)
The Commonwealth Medical College, a new independent medical school in Scranton, Pennsylvania, welcomes interested candidates to apply for the position of Library Assistant. This is a part time position, providing 25 hours per week, with some day, evening & weekend hours.
This position is responsible for staffing the library during the day, as well as in the evenings and weekends. The library assistant will provide circulation, reference and technical assistance at the Information Services Desk, and assist the librarians with miscellaneous projects and with various library operations as needed. This position collects and maintains library usage data; communicates with library clientele and staff to resolve any library-related issues; and updates and maintains records within the Library’s Evergreen integrated library system. This position reports to the Library Director.
Required qualifications are as follows:
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Two years of library-related experience. Related college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
- Familiar with the circulation, cataloging and online catalog modules within integrated library systems;
- Ability to perform copy cataloging using the National Library of Medicine and Library of Congress classification schemes;
- Excellent computer skills, with experience in the use of MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word; experience in the use of MS Access would be desirable.
- Ability to learn a variety of web applications and work with new & emerging information technologies.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and a list of 3 professional references, to: Human Resources, The Commonwealth Medical College, 525 Pine Street, Scranton, PA 18509, or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For more information about The Commonwealth Medical College visit our website at www.thecommonwealthmedical.org.
Friday, August 9th, 2013
Start Date: February, 2014
Touro College is opening a new campus in Middletown New York that will initially house a branch of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TOUROCOM) an offer a D.O. degree. The person hired for this position will be responsible for setting up the new library at this location.
The Director of the Library provides leadership and is responsible for collections, electronic resources, reference services, technical services, instructional programs, operations, budget and program development to support the academic, clinical, research and future community services mission of the COM and the College of Pharmacy.
- Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.
- Five years supervisory experience in a health science library.
- Strong knowledge of the medical and health sciences literature across a broad spectrum including Osteopathic Medicine, public health, pharmacology, etc.
- Solid working knowledge of the biological sciences, education, legal, and business literature.
- Comprehensive library operations including reference, cataloging, serials control, interlibrary loan/document delivery, technology, bibliographic instruction, etc.
- Knowledge of healthcare, the healthcare system, and an understanding of the medical education process.
- Working knowledge of the laws governing information access, copyright, communication and archiving.
- Participate in professional activities.
- Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm and motivation to contribute to the growth and development of the Medical Library at the COM.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, knowledge of Millennium or other large ILS.
Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
- Actively participates in the development of new programs
- Develops and implements a Library strategic plan in concert with the COM’s and the College of Pharmacy’s overall strategic plan
- Works with the Deans to establish programs and services for students, faculty, staff and preceptors of affiliated training sites
- Oversees the physical environment of the Library, including working with the Facilities Department will provide adequate maintenance
- Modifies physical environment to provide ongoing usability
- Complies with state and federal laws, including copyright and confidentiality
- Develops and implements Library policies and procedures
- Meets and maintains accreditation standards pertaining to the LibraryPage 2 of 2
- Works with affiliated clinical rotation sites to make certain that adequate information resources are available to both students and preceptors
- Collaborates with Touro-Harlem Medical Library, Touro College Libraries, Touro Law Library, and Touro University International
- Conducts and oversees online literature searching and reference services for students, faculty, staff, and preceptors
- Oversees technical services including cataloging, serials maintenance, interlibrary loan and document delivery, book processing, etc.
- Oversees reference services
- Advises and mentors students
- Participates in medical student and physician assistant admission interviews
- Develops and presents instructional programs on information literacy skills, including the ability to identify, locate and analyze information in a variety of formats both print and electronic
- Serves on various faculty and administrative committees
- Oversees proctoring of exams taken in the. Library
- Supervises the installation and implementation of new library systems and software as they are implemented
- Writes reports and documentation for site visits, new programs
- Participates in professional activities and contribute to the Library profession
- Supervises the Electronic Resources Librarian, who also has supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the Director. Supervises the Library Assistant, any other library personnel, interns and a cadre of student workers
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Steven Mantz, Director of Human Resources,
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Touro College is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Our practices and employment decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment are not to be based on an employee’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic predisposition, housing status, or any other protected status, in accordance with applicable law. Our policies are in conformance with Title IX, 1972 Education Amendments.
Friday, August 9th, 2013
Job Posting: WEB SERVICES LIBRARIAN. The Commonwealth Medical College – Medical Library. Scranton, PA
The Web Services Librarian is primarily responsible for developing, maintaining and supporting the TCMC Medical Library website. In addition, the Web Services Librarian assists with the management of electronic resources. This position provides reference services, research assistance and library instruction. The Web Services Librarian also serves as a liaison to specific programs and academic courses. This position leads assessment and evaluation efforts, including the administering of library surveys and evaluating EZProxy data. Major responsibilities include ensuring that high quality library resources and services are readily available to library users on a variety of platforms; managing our electronic resources through Serials Solutions; maintaining appropriate policies, procedures and statistics; and contributing to planning and implementation of goals and objectives that relate to the library’s, and TCMC’s, mission.
1. Website: collaborates with library units and content providers to create websites that support organizational strategies and goals. Creates, or coordinates as a member of the medical library team, the online instructional components to support the library’s information literacy and library instruction programs, such as tutorials, podcasts, blogs and wikis; designs, develops and manages the library website by performing webpage programming and providing technical maintenance; develops technical documentation related to the virtual medical library website to ensure quality control of projects and compliance with standards recommended by TCMC; provides leadership and recommendations for new technologies, such as tablets and handheld devices, and web-based applications, and assists with implementation of these new technologies.
2. Electronic Resources: assists with the management of our electronic resources, using the web applications available through Serials Solutions; troubleshoots technology problems for library clientele; assists in the selection, evaluation, and promotion of electronic resources; identifies, evaluates and contributes relevant content for the library’s website, including high-quality documents and site links; sets up trials for new electronic resources; trains, or arranges training for, end-users and staff in the use of electronic resource applications; and assists with promoting open access publishing models.
3. Public Services: provides reference services, research assistance, library instruction, and performs general information services desk functions for library users, both onsite and on our regional campuses; this position will engage in both formal and informal communication methods to learn about and meet user needs; troubleshoots electronic resources access issues and provides other direct public services via e-mail, phone or in-person.
4. Information Literacy and Library Instruction: participates in the design, delivery and evaluation of information literacy and library training sessions; collaborates with course directors to provide library instruction to students within the curricula; works closely with the Office of Continuing Education to provide library instruction in support of faculty development; and creates subject guides on a variety of topics, as well as tutorials and other training materials.
5. Service: contributes to the Medical Library team and serves on TCMC internal and external committees by working cooperatively on library-wide initiatives. Participates in statewide, regional and national library organizations.
6. Other Duties: as assigned by the Director of the Library.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE AND/OR TRAINING
- Master’s degree in library and information science (MLS or MSLS) from an ALA accredited program.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Enthusiastic customer service orientation.
- Experience working in an academic medical library.
- Experience in developing and building websites and in providing technical maintenance.
- Commitment to a user-centered approach to web-based services, including web interfaces that meet the needs of library clientele.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Proficiency using HTML and web editors such as Dreamweaver and FrontPage.
- Proficiency using graphics editors, such as Photoshop and Visio.
- Knowledge of website and information architecture principles.
- An understanding of graphic design elements.
- Knowledge of current and emerging technologies in digital and web-based library services.
- Knowledge of web-based instructional design principles and technologies.
- Knowledge of standard Windows packages, including PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel and MS Access.
- Strong Internet searching skills.
- Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, and to set and meet deadlines.
- Ability to adapt to new and changing situations, priorities and technologies.
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Detail oriented, with excellent problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty and staff.
- Strong initiative and ability to function independently and as a contributing member of a team.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize, ability to demonstrate innovation and flexibility.
Please submit your cover letter, resume and list of 3 professional references to: Human Resources, The Commonwealth Medical College, 525 Pine Street, Scranton, PA 18509 or electronically to email@example.com.
Friday, August 9th, 2013
The Unit Head position in the Cataloging Section, Technical Services Division at the National Library of Medicine is now open on USAJOBS and will close on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.
Supervisory Librarian (MP)
MP stands for merit promotion. Applicants for MP announcements must be qualified current or former federal employees.
Supervisory Librarian (DE)
DE stands for delegated examining. Typically, candidates who are entering Federal service for the first time from the private sector will need to apply for delegated examining positions.
The position is for a Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-13, with a salary range from $89,033 to $115,742 including locality pay per annum.
The Unit Head in the Cataloging Section serves as the head of one of three cataloging units and is responsible for:
- Providing supervisory leadership and direction to a staff of professional librarian catalogers and library technical support staff;
- Ensuring the quality and consistency of NLM bibliographic records;
- Creating and evaluating original bibliographic and authority records for compliance to national and local standards;
- Advising management in establishing local policies for bibliographic control of library materials;
- Developing and documenting cataloging policies and procedures; and
- Representing the Cataloging Section on working groups within NLM and representing NLM to various professional and government organizations.
The Technical Services Division contributes to the National Library of Medicine’s mission of providing biomedical research and health information worldwide through a variety of programs and activities, including:
- Formulating, implementing, and evaluating NLM collection development policies;
- Selecting, acquiring, and processing the modern NLM collection of biomedical literature, including print and electronic resources and other digital content;
- Producing and maintaining cataloging records and the official catalog for the NLM collection;
- Creating and maintaining the NLM Classification System; and
- Managing NLM’s integrated library system, the online public catalogs LocatorPlus and NLM Catalog, and the NLM Digital Collections repository.
In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. It is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district.
Please contact Diane Boehr, Head, Cataloging Section, Technical Services Division at 301.435.7059 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Friday, August 9th, 2013
Director of Library Services/Curator of the Wistar Museum Collection (The Wistar Institute, Pennsylvania)
The Wistar Institute, an independent non-profit biomedical research institute located adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Philadelphia, was founded in 1892 as the first institution of its kind devoted to biomedical research and training and is recognized today as an international leader in basic biomedical research, most especially in areas related to cancer.
We are currently seeking a Director of Library Services/Curator of the Wistar Museum Collection who is responsible for the day-to-day operation, long-term planning, policies, and maintenance of the Wistar Scientific Publications Pipeline, Library, Archives, and Wistar Museum Collection.
More details: http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/controller.cfm?rssjobid=23749