ATG Job Bank 1/19/13

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Career Opportunities at Central Michigan University; Rice University; and Louisiana State University

Central Michigan University seeks an Associate Dean of Libraries to join the leadership team of an… academic library. Serving over 27,000 students, CMU is a doctoral research institution recognized for strong undergraduate education and a range of focused graduate programs and research, including a new College of Medicine with its first student class entering this summer.  The CMU Libraries offer over 1.3 million cataloged items and an increasing array of technology-supported services for convenient access to a wealth of online and on-site academic information resources. The staff is comprised of 70 regular staff, including 27 professional librarians.  In 2012 the University celebrated the 10th anniversary of the beautiful Park Library.  The CMU Libraries also are a recognized leader in services for students and faculty of online and off-campus academic programs.

Position Description:

This position provides leadership support for the Dean of Libraries in planning, budgeting, program development, marketing, personnel evaluation, and goal implementation for the Libraries; oversees all University Library service operations; works with the Dean and senior academic/university personnel, as required, in the coordination and alignment of the University Libraries’ services and programs with the University’s goals and priorities; represents the Libraries and the Dean in contacts with library constituencies and at professional meetings and events both on- and off-campus; serves as the CMU Libraries’ chief administrative officer in the absence of the Dean.  This is a senior officer position in the University and, as such, the Associate Dean serves at the will of the President…

Submit letter of application addressing qualifications for the position as well as leadership and service philosophy; resume; and names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least four professional references.  To apply click Apply for this job.  For additional information see

Review of applications begins March 1, 2013 and will continue until position is filled.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  A preferred starting date is July 1, 2013 or earlier.

Additional information regarding the Libraries can be found at

Position Summary
The Asian Studies Curator strengthens the collection development process in Fondren Library by acting as bibliographer for Asian-language materials in the humanities and (to a lesser degree) the social sciences. This individual will be extensively engaged in communicating with faculty and administrative staff, collecting information regarding curricular and research developments with potential library impact, while sharing information about library resources and services…

Job Duties
» Manage a library collection including: selection, evaluation, appraisal, purchase, retention, and organization of teaching and research level library materials in a variety of formats. Discuss, consult, and advise academic faculty on the selection, acquisition, and retention of library materials.
» Provide reference and user education services to students, faculty and the public. Instruct and assist patrons individually and in small groups in the use of print and electronic resources. Direct users to sources of relevant materials located elsewhere on or off campus, including using the Internet, databases, and other resources to find the best possible source of information. Find opportunities to promote information services to campus and community groups.
» Assist with user education and instruction by planning, publicizing and carrying out library orientations. Prepare written and digital guides and bibliographies when needed. Work with faculty on providing specific user education to classes by creating instruction on research tools specific to the course.
» Support development of digital services and publications by adding resources to digital library and providing additional detail and information about resources, especially in support of faculty research or teaching interests.

Education Required:Master’s Degree
Experience Required: 2 years

Other Skills Required
» Demonstrated ability to work well with faculty, staff, students, and administrators.
» Demonstrated ability to work both independently and with teams.
» Excellent command of modern and classical Chinese language, as well as excellent spoken and written English.
» Knowledge of Japanese and/or Korean.
» Proficiency in Pinyin and Wade-Giles Romanization systems.
» Knowledge of Chinese publishing and book trade.
» Knowledge of current research trends and methods in Asian Studies.
» Proficiency with standard word processing and web page CMS interfaces.
» Familiarity with the arrangement and description of digital collections materials, standards of bibliographic control and preservation, and practices in an academic library, including reference, instruction and collection development. Education

Preferred: Second advanced degree in relevant humanities or social sciences discipline or hours toward Ph.D.
Experience Preferred: Three years or more of experience in similar position.

Contact: Rice University
Online App. Form:

The Instructional Technologies Specialist reports to the Head, Reference and Collection Development Services for reference and library instruction duties and to the Collection Development Services Coordinator for collection development and faculty liaison responsibilities. For a full listing of this job duties for this position, go to the LSU Libraries’ webpage at

Required Qualifications:

Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program; potential to meet promotion and tenure requirements for research and service; strong public service orientation, including the ability to provide reference services and library instruction; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; demonstrated knowledge and experience in using online library instructional materials.

Desired Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree in the sciences; experience in providing reference service in an academic environment; knowledge of electronic reference and database sources in the sciences.

Posting Date: 01-10-2013  Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Additional Position Information:

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is January 24, 2013 or until a candidate is selected. BENEFITS: LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!





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