Professional Career Opportunities at:
- Florida Atlantic University
- University of Oregon
FAU Libraries seeks a Collection Development Librarian to assist in the selection and deselection of library materials, and assessment of the Libraries’ collections.
Job Close Date: 02-03-2014
Reporting to the Head of Collection Development, the Collection Development Librarian will identify and recommend library resources that support the university’s curricular, instructional, and research needs, establish and maintain open communications with faculty in assigned subject areas, and assist with the Libraries’ Gifts Program. The incumbent will work collaboratively with staff from all library departments and units including, but not limited to, Electronic Resources, Technical Services, Reference, and Access Services.- Assists the Head of Collection Development in selection, deselection, and assessment of the Libraries’ collections and users’ needs in assigned subject areas.
- Develops and maintains familiarity with the Library’s main approval plans and their coverage of subject responsibilities and, as appropriate, recommends adjustments to the plans.
- Generates a series of weekly and monthly data reports that highlight expenditures, inter-library loan requests, patron-driven acquisitions, and submits monthly program reports and annual report highlighting major activities.
- Develops expertise in and keeps current with resources available in select subject areas and cultivates partnerships with academic departments in order to better anticipate and serve their research and curricular needs.
- Keeps current with publishing trends, with a specific focus on publishers in fields of responsibility.
- Assists with the Libraries’ gifts program which may include reviewing and processing incoming donations.
- Serves as an active member of the Electronic Resources Group which is a team of librarians with subject responsibilities that reviews databases, e-journal package renewals, and new electronic resource products.
- Contributes posts to the Libraries’ blog, On & Off the Shelf.
Special Instructions to Applicant:
Position is a non-tenure faculty position at the rank of Assistant University Librarian on a 12-month contract enewal basis. Please see http://www.fau.edu/hr/Benefits/index.php for additional benefits information.
For more information and to apply, please complete an electronic application at jobs.fau.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57831.
The University of Oregon, … in Eugene, Oregon, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the University of Oregon Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair. The successful candidate must be committed to supporting the mandate of a research university with the highest level of research performance. The new dean will be expected to lead our excellent UO Libraries further into the transitions and challenges facing research libraries in the 21st century.
The University of Oregon Libraries belong to the prestigious Association of Research Libraries (ARL)—a nonprofit organization of 123 libraries at comprehensive, research-extensive institutions in the US and Canada that share similar research missions, aspirations, and achievements. Within the region, the Libraries have played a leadership role in collaborative models, including the formation of the Orbis-Cascade Alliance, which is now a consortium of 37 institutions in the Pacific Northwest. The Alliance is pursuing an aggressive strategic plan that includes a shared integrated library system, shared ownership of e-resources, and shared workflows. It is considered a national model.
Consisting of the Knight Library, branch libraries, and an extensive online presence, the University of Oregon Libraries are valued for their responsiveness to campus priorities, strong collaborative approach to collection development, shared access, and support for instructional technology. Our rich Special Collections and University Archives hold unique manuscript materials, photographs, and books, with strengths in Oregon history, politics, and culture; children’s literature; feminism; and popular literature. Signature services include a vigorous resource sharing program; newly-formed Digital Scholarship Center; and a robust partnership with the Network Startup Resource center http://www.nsrc.org/. Non-traditional services provided by our Libraries include: campus records management; campus support for instructional technology, including classroom equipment, computing labs, video production broadcasting, course management support, and media and instructional design…
Applications, Nominations, and Inquiries
Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically to email@example.com. Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae or resume and contact information for five professional references. Review of applications will begin on February 3, 2014. Reference letters will be required of finalists. The position will remain open until filled.
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