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Reference Librarian (PT) – SUNY Oswego

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Reference Librarian to provide part time (20 hour/week) research services assistance. Special projects or other assignments may be negotiated, depending on library needs and librarian interests.

See full at: http://www.oswego.edu/administration/human_resources/vacancy/Reference_Librarian.html

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Electronic Resources and Online Instruction Librarian – Finger Lakes Community College

Finger Lakes Community College seeks a creative, innovative, highly-motivated librarian to creatively advance the development and support of online resources and library instruction initiatives at FLCC.

The Electronic Resources and Online Instruction Librarian is an integral member of the library service team with the responsibility of managing and assessing licensed electronic resources; overall coordination, development, delivery and assessment of online library instruction and support; development of online and electronic learning tools and objects; and using emerging instructional technologies effectively to enhance library instruction at the Charles J. Meder Library.

The position requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and at least 2 years’ experience working in a library, preferably at an institution of higher education.

The ideal candidate will have instructional technologies experience, willingness to engage in the design and development of new instructional initiatives; knowledge of current issues and trends in instructional pedagogy; experience with the evaluation of educational programs and learning outcomes; strong commitment to public service, information literacy, and outreach; experience working with course management systems (such as Blackboard); experience with remote authentication software (such as EZ Proxy), and e-resource management software, open URL and web scale discovery tools; demonstrated technical support skills; experience in reference, library instruction, and collection development. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, community residents, librarians, and support staff are essential.

Apply by 10/24/2014 for full consideration at www.flcc.edu/employment. Applications will only be accepted online. Address your online cover letter & resume to Grace Loomis, Director of Human Resources. FLCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Life Sciences Librarian – Job Share, Cornell University

Cornell University, Albert R. Mann Library
Life Sciences Librarian – Job Share

*** This is a limited term, half-time shared position ***

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and enjoys working in an innovative work environment. Candidates should have a strong background and interest in the life sciences in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell’s life sciences students, faculty and staff. Working on a team with more than a dozen colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services and Collection Development librarians, the Life Sciences Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.

This appointment is a part-time job-sharing arrangement with a limited term. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with the incumbent to develop and maintain a workable schedule and distribution of responsibilities, with minimal impact on the work of the Library and services to its users.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with possible annual renewal for up to five years in total. The terms of the appointment are subject to an agreement signed by both the incumbent and the successful candidate, and address contingencies such as one party leaving the position. To request a copy of the draft agreement, please contact Gail Steinhart (gss1@cornell.edu).

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Head of Research and Learning Services, the Life Sciences Librarian:

  • Develops and leads innovative information services for the life sciences research, learning and extension communities.
  • Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in the molecular and life sciences disciplines.
  • Participates in Library and campus research support service initiatives including those related to research profiles, and research data management, curation and preservation.
  • Partners with the Mann Library Instruction Coordinator and faculty to develop and support information literacy programs for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Delivers public services to the Cornell community including reference and consulting services and instruction in information management.
  • Serves as liaison to selected life sciences activities and departments within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information delivery.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science AND/OR post-baccalaureate degree in the life sciences.
  • Subject background in molecular or biomedical fields, or related discipline, demonstrated through course work or substantive experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
  • Commitment to professional development.

Preferred:

  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching information management and computer technologies.
  • Experience working with tools and technologies related to data management, such as relational databases, GIS software, scripting languages, etc.

Environment:

Albert R. Mann Library has a long commitment to providing innovative information services. The Library’s collection of life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Mann Library is an integral part of the Cornell University Library. The recently renovated building is the vibrant hub for our primary Colleges. We provide leadership in the library community through projects such as VIVO (http://vivo.cornell.edu), the USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System (http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu), the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu), and the TEEAL (http://www.teeal.org/) and Research4Life (http://www.research4life.org/) programs which provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content.

Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record in innovation and service quality. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 650,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich materials in other formats. The Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days (pro-rated for part-time positions), 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding is available.

Application Procedure: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references at this website: http://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/positions.html. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Review of applications will begin on October 31 and continue until a suitable pool of finalists has been identified.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York’s land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university’s mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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Information Commons Evening Coordinator (University at Albany)

Information Commons Evening Coordinator
(SUNY Professional title: Instructional Support Associate, SL-2)

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek a flexible and enthusiastic individual with a strong desire and orientation toward providing user-focused services in the Information Commons’ late night hours of operation, Sunday-Thursday. The successful candidate must have the ability to work in an environment which includes changes in work schedule; will be assisting students in person, by telephone, and online with a wide range of library, research, and technology related needs; and will provide oversight of building security and safety and ensure an environment conducive to study and research during evening and weekend hours. The Evening Coordinator will provide oversight of and assist in training clerical and student staff; assist in planning, promoting, and managing programs and services; collect and prepare statistics and evaluate effectiveness of current practices; and assist in promoting and planning library services during evening/weekend hours and communicate these effectively with other library units; will liaise with the University Police Department and other units in response to security and technology issues; assist in communicating with students, faculty, and other campus agencies about the availability of extended hours and services.

For qualification requirements and application instructions, please go to http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=52492.

Application deadline: October 6, 2014

(Job posting P14-35967)

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Job Opportunities at SCRLC, Ithaca, NY

South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, New York is accepting applications for two librarian positions:

Digital Services Librarian
https://scrlc.org/data/Digital_Services_Librarian_Job_Description_140812.pdf (full-time, 37.5 hours per week)

Educational Services Librarian
https://scrlc.org/data/Educational_Services_Librarian_Job_Description_140812.pdf  (25 hours per week)

Salaries and Benefits: Salaries are commensurate with experience. SCRLC offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, 21 vacation days, 3 personal days, 12 sick days, and 14 holidays. Benefits for part-time positions are prorated.

About SCRLC: One of nine NYS multitype Reference and Research Library Resources Councils (NY3Rs), from its headquarters in Ithaca SCRLC serves 70 members across 10,000 square miles in its 14-county region of Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates. Members include academic, hospital, corporate and non-profit libraries, public library systems, and school library systems and their members. As a result, SCRLC serves over 500 libraries.

How to Apply: Email a cover letter (indicate for which position you are applying ), resume, and three references to Mary-Carol Lindbloom, Executive Director, South Central Regional Library Council, mclindbloom@scrlc.org. Send documents as Word or PDF attachments.

Deadline for Application: Applications received by Monday, September 15, 2014 will be given preference, though they will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Archives Processor (3 positions) – Union College

Excellent opportunity for graduate students or recent grads!

The Adirondack Research Library invites applications for part time graduate assistants to perform basic processing of materials in two archival collections, the John S. Apperson papers and the Paul Schaffer papers. The selected candidates will assist in the creation of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids, following standard rules of description: Describing Archives -A Content Standard (DACS). Additional responsibilities include appraising, preserving, rehousing, arranging and describing the two archival collections following prescribed guidelines, and flagging items of interest found in the collections for simultaneous item level metadata description. In addition, the Graduate Assistants will supervise the work of undergraduate students who will complete the metadata entry into specialized software programs.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and familiarity with archival processing and descriptive standards required, graduate student or recent graduate in Library and Information Science program strongly preferred. Must also be able to lift 40 lb. boxes on a regular basis, and handle one-of-a-kind materials with the utmost care.

This position is part of a grant funded project running through December 30, 2015.

Visit Union College’s Human Resources website for more information.

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Emerging Technologies Librarian – RIT

The Emerging Technologies Librarian is a member of the IT Support and Development Department within The Wallace Center. This position will identify and implement innovative uses of emerging information and web technologies to enhance the delivery of online content in a university setting including projects related to libraries, instruction, and student learning.

Specific projects may include piloting vendor applications, or using web services to improve the user experience in discovering, searching, or acquiring library materials and content. Additionally, the position will assist users in working with the Drupal CMS, customizing the interface for various applications, and integrating services from separate applications, including library databases and services supporting digital collections. Projects will likely include implementation and customization of open source code, using various API’s made available by Google, OCLC, or Code4Lib members, as well as various library vendors, universities or development groups.

Full requirements and details are available at: https://sjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=984899&PartnerId=25483&SiteId=5289&type=mail&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5289&JobSiteInfo=984899_5289&gqid=513

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Assistant Director for Customer Services

The Health Sciences Library at the SUNY Upstate Medical University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Customer Services. We seek an innovative and dynamic individual with demonstrated personnel and project management leadership abilities. This position emphasizes a commitment to the HSL team, superior customer service, and to meeting the current and emerging health information needs of the Upstate community.

The successful candidate will be forward thinking, motivated, flexible, and excited to work in a collaborative, rapidly evolving team environment. S/he will exhibit the capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a regional medical system and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

This position reports to the HSL Director and serves as a member of the administrative team providing leadership and direction for the HSL. The Assistant Director fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment; leads the departments of access services, reference and Family Resource Center (12 FTE); provides reference services to HSL clients, contributes to evening and weekend coverage; participates in strategic planning and assessment; evaluates existing programs and develops new programs; determines and interprets library policies; and contributes to and learns from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.

Required: ALA accredited Master’s degree in library or information sciences or commensurate degree with relevant experience; 6 or more years of experience with evidence of personnel and project leadership abilities; 3 or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity; evidence of recent and relevant successful experience in supervising library staff and student workers; experience with orienting and training staff and students and reviewing work; ability to evaluate and assess library programs, services and policies; excellent organizational, time and project management skills; demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility, ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork amongst colleagues; evidence of interpersonal and team building skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Preferred: Experience in a health sciences library; and AHIP membership.

The HSL’s current interests include developing new collaborations with local, regional and SUNY libraries; further developing our Family Resource Center; promoting a culture of evidence-based practice, delivering HSL services to geographically dispersed locations and to the patients and families in our 25 counties service area.

The SUNY Upstate Medical University is Central New York’s only academic medical center and the region’s largest employer. Our community includes colleges of medicine, nursing, allied health, & graduate studies, University Hospital (a 400 bed tertiary care hospital), University Hospital (Community Campus), the Golisano’s Children’s Hospital and our new Cancer Center. For more information about us, please visit http://library.upstate.edu.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Salary is dependent on qualifications. Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options. 12 month, tenure track position with faculty status. Priority review of applicants begins August 4, 2014 and continues until filled.

TO APPLY:  To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at http://www.upstate.edu/hr/jobs/ to job # 037145.

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