University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seeks a dynamic and forward thinking Associate Dean for Collections (Position #299) to provide leadership for the development and management of library collections in support of the University’s teaching and research programs. The Associate Dean for Collections participates as an active member of the Dean’s Cabinet. This position requires a firm grounding in the world of academic libraries and excellent communication skills, along with a professional reputation for strategic innovation in improving collection development.
The candidate must be an experienced, creative library professional with a proven track record for the development and management of library collections within the rapidly evolving environment of higher education. The successful candidate is expected to work collegially across the university, be up-to-date on emerging library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this knowledge in order to have a significant, positive impact on the USC community.
The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Manager, E-Resources Management unit. The successful candidate will be an innovative manager who monitors trends and technologies in the e-resource management arena, develops operational strategy, and leads collaborative initiatives with other departments in the Libraries and beyond to enhance discovery and delivery of electronic resources to Libraries’ users.
The E-Resource Management unit (ERM), consisting of 8 FTE, is one of four units in the Acquisitions and E-Resource Management (ARM) department within the newly-constituted Content & Collections Division.
Required qualifications include a Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience, management/supervisory experience, and experience with e-resource management.
The Libraries provide a highly collaborative environment, distinguished by new models for teaching/learning, research support and scholarly communication; innovative web development, significant collaborative digital library development, programs of process improvement and organizational development, and a record of innovative partnerships.
The Gainesville office of FLVC provides state-of-the-art, cost-effective information technology to assist the libraries of the public universities of Florida in their support of teaching, learning, research and public service. Specifically, we implement and centrally support high quality computer systems that help the libraries acquire, manage and provide access to information resources. We provide software to enhance access to information for students and faculty, increase the productivity of library staff, improve inter-library sharing, and preserve digital materials for future use. Through planning with the university libraries, we ensure that these services are integral to the University libraries’ ability to carry out their own missions in support of teaching, research and service.
This position will be part of the Digital Services workgroup, which helps the libraries of the public colleges and universities of Florida create, manage, maintain and preserve digital information resources. The incumbent will provide support for one or more of the following: digital special collections and archives, electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), archival finding aids (EADs), electronic journals, and/or other born-digital and retrospectively digitized materials. S/he will work with commercial, open source, and locally-developed content management applications such as DigiTool, Archon, the Open Journal System (OJS), OAI data and service providers, Fedora, Islandora and Drupal. The incumbent will develop and provide expertise to FLVC and library staff in one or more specialty areas as required; examples of these areas include resource description (cataloging and metadata), audio and video formats, archives and records management, and scholarly communications…
The University Libraries of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for the position of Professional Librarian/Research Support Coordinator…
We seek an individual to organize, plan, and coordinate the Libraries’ interdepartmental initiatives to support faculty research in a collaborative environment. Working within the Libraries’ Electronic Resources and Information Technology Department (ERIT), the position will also coordinate ERIT’s provision of the following services in support of faculty research: digital humanities tools, web site design, user interface design, database development, digitization services, and content and application hosting and development. The Research Support Coordinator will meet with faculty researchers, assess their needs, recommend options and solutions, and as needed, direct faculty to appropriate support resources within the Libraries and campus-wide. In addition to its research support functions, this position will also operate the Libraries’ usability testing lab on behalf of both faculty researchers and the Libraries. This position reports to the HEAD of ERIT, who is also an Assistant Dean of University of University Libraries. It is a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position. Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure…
Review of applications will begin March 29, 2013 and will remain open until the candidate is selected.
Applicants should submit their vita with a letter explaining their interest in the position, a description of their approach to the responsibilities of the position and include information regarding your background and qualifications for this position and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Application packages should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
by mail to: Kathy Bradshaw, Human Resources Librarian, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.