Job Bank 7/19/13

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job_opportunities - www.scu.eduCareer Opportunities at Smith College; California Polytechnic State University; Tufts University; and Allen University

Lead, manage and coordinate teaching, learning and research services for the Smith College Libraries. Oversee the development of library collections in multiple formats. Develop, assess and sustain traditional and emerging services and learning spaces. Collaborate with library leadership and staff to realize the vision and mission of the Libraries…

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership & Planning: Actively contribute to library-wide strategic planning, policy development, assessment and resource management. Demonstrate leadership in and commitment to the concepts and practices of the learning organization throughout the libraries.
Develop and sustain an evolving vision for the Teaching, Learning & Research group that incorporates the Libraries’ overall mission and vision. Develop strategic plans and initiatives to provide high quality user-centered research services, information literacy programs, learning spaces and collections. Collaborate effectively to strengthen and develop services in response to user needs, new opportunities, evolving technologies and trends in academic libraries and higher education. Contribute to and support the digital and online presence of the Libraries through the investigation, implementation and enhancement of tools that assist with research, instruction and scholarship.

Management: Lead, guide and support all aspects of the group’s services and operations. Facilitate and integrate user-focused reference, research, teaching and collection development services across Smith and the Five College libraries. Develop and promote emerging research services, pedagogy, resources and technologies (e.g., data, GIS). Develop learning spaces to serve changing work and curricular practices. Engage with students and faculty to ensure services successfully meet current and emerging needs…

Review of applications will begin on August 19, 2013. To be considered for this position and to review a full position description, apply online at

Salary Range: Anticipated salary range for initial appointment: $72,000-$85,000. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Cal Poly offers excellent fringe benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees’ Retirement System and educational benefits for eligible employees.

Position Description

The Director, Special Collections and Archives, leads and coordinates the development of programs dedicated to shaping, stewarding, and sharing unique physical and digital collections that document the cultural contributions, land, and history of Cal Poly, the central coast region of California, and the state of California. The Director of Special Collections and Archives reports directly to the University Librarian and is a member of the library’s executive working group, working closely with other library directors, staff, and librarians in a collaborative, cross-team environment. The position oversees faculty and staff positions that provide direct support for special collections and archives, including a new library faculty position responsible for digital archives, and a library services specialist responsible for coordinating instruction and reference services…

How to apply

  • Apply now on the Cal Poly Jobs web site. Requisition number: 102936
  • Review of applications will begin August 15, 2013.
  • Cal Poly is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Position Overview:

Under the direction of the Head of Information and Access Services, the Emerging Technology Librarian has primary responsibility for the development, implementation and maintenance of the library web site, using the content management system, Drupal. This librarian tracks user trends, assesses user needs and preferences, explores new technologies and makes decisions about web site design based on this information.

Leading the Hirsh Library’s Web Team, he or she articulates a plan for initial and ongoing web site development and assessment. Also responsible for creating web tutorials and other online learning modules, the Emerging Technology Librarian will work with faculty on the Boston campus, staff in Educational Media and TUSK (curriculum management system) offices to create online learning opportunities. Keeping current on emerging technologies, he or she will implement strategies to maximize the effective use of appropriate technologies—mobile, web-based or other—for the library and its users, including training colleagues how to use technology to best serve our liaison partners on the health sciences campus. This librarian trains colleagues in using Drupal and in how to be effective web site contributors.

As a member of the Information Services Department, he or she participates in the programs and services of the department, including the liaison program, teaching appropriate groups, staffing the library service desk and other services as needed. The incumbent will represent the department, library, and university on appropriate Tufts Libraries and university-wide committees as needed.

Start Date 2013-08-05

Under general supervision assists in the daily operations of the library by providing technical assistance to faculty, staff, and students.


  • Responsible for making both the digital and physical collections in all formats accessible to users.
  • Works in a highly automated and constantly changing environment.
  • Works closely and collaboratively with colleagues, monitoring professional trends in metadata, cataloging and discovery tools.
  • Contributes to culture of productivity and user-centered practices to ensure efficient workflow and high quality user experience.
  • Responsible for maintaining the database making the digital collections available.
  • Shares professional expertise and knowledge to further the mission of the library and the University.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Requires a Master’s degree in library science or education is preferred from an accredited college or university with prior library experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Application Procedure A complete application package is required for any position for which you apply. The application should include the following items:

Cover Letter – a letter of application addressing your interest and ability to enhance Allen University’s advancement capacity in a highly diverse environment

  • A Curriculum Vitae or Resume detailing education, experience, and professional activities
  • A completed Allen University Employment Application
  • Three (3) professional letters of references including email addresses and telephone numbers

All materials should be sent to the following address: Allen University, Office of Human Resources,1530 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29204. Application materials may also be submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment with Allen University is contingent upon a background check and proper documentation of identity and employability. All new employees are required to provide official transcripts within thirty (30) days of employment.




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