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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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Resource Sharing Coordinator, SUNY Oswego

State University of New York at Oswego seeks an energetic, innovative and service-oriented librarian to join Penfield Library as Resource Sharing Coordinator. The individual in this position will lead efforts to ensure an efficient, responsive interlibrary loan and document delivery service, and lead active participation in regional (NNYLN), state (IDS, a nationally recognized cooperative) and worldwide lending/borrowing partnerships. He/she will collaborate extensively with librarian colleagues to serve students and faculty studying diverse subject matter on-campus, at off-site locations and online. Additional responsibilities include participation in reference service and collection development. This is a 12-month tenure track position reporting to the Library Director.

Posting Date: April 30, 2014

Review Date: Review of applications will begin June 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience.

Date of Appointment: October 1, 2014

Description of Responsibilities: The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage and provide leadership for borrowing and lending operations of Penfield Library’s Interlibrary Loan Unit (ILL), including supervision and training of two full time clerks and student workers, goal setting and report preparation.
  • Participate in and provide expertise regarding ILL requests fulfillment, including needed troubleshooting.
  • Oversee & maintain Custom Holdings
  • Oversee ILL copyright compliance.
  • Continuously assess and improve resource sharing policies and procedures.
  • Explore, plan, initiate, and oversee resource sharing innovations.
  • Handle initial identification and trouble-shooting of problems and opportunities regarding ILL software, which currently includes ILLiad and Odyssey.
  • Collaborate extensively with a variety of partners, including Penfield Library Coordinators of Library Technology and Collection Development, the Distance Learning Librarian, and Resource Sharing librarians at other institutions.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development, and, optionally, instruction.
  • Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and electronic reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
  • Contribute to the scholarship of the discipline and service of the library and college, in accordance with criteria for promotion and tenure.

Required qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited program.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively adapt to and use emerging library technologies and software.
  • Commitment to the continuous development of personal knowledge and skills, including in the areas of resource sharing/interlibrary loan, collection development and reference.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service orientation.
  • Experience working effectively with diverse populations.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Recent work experience in an academic library setting.
  • Experience in the area of Resource Sharing/Interlibrary Loan.
  • Experience with ILLiad and/or Odyssey software.
  • Experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction.
  • Supervisory experience.

To Apply: We accept online applications only. Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three current references, and unofficial transcripts to:

http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=48762

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Resource Center Coordinator, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

Job Description:

The Resource Center Coordinator oversees the daily operations of the Resource Center and assists in the training and supervision of the Resource Center staff and volunteers. The Coordinator identifies, develops and updates patient education materials in the Resource Center in cooperation with the Patient Education Department; counsels and educates patients and family members on cancer information and support by providing access to reliable resources. The Coordinator assists the Patient Education Department with the development and implementation of institute-wide educational and quality of life programs which may include patient outreach and support, basic cancer information training for new staff and volunteers and new patient orientation.
Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in a health related field and the equivalent of two years of full time experience in a community education related field or an Associate’s degree in a health related field and the equivalent of four years of full time experience. The preferred candidate will have a Master’s degree in Library Science with concentration in consumer health or medical libraries.
Salary & Benefits:

$39,713 annually. Includes a comprehensive benefits package.
How to Apply:

https://www.roswellpark.org/careers/administrative/resource-center-coordinator-3298

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Research Specialist for GIS, University of Rochester

The River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester seeks an innovative, collaborative GIS Librarian. The GIS Librarian will report to the Head of the Digital Humanities Center (DHC) and support GIS initiatives and projects across the disciplines with a particular focus in the humanities. Working closely with the Head of the Center, the Research Specialist will consult with faculty and students on specific GIS projects in support of their research, teaching, and learning activities. A priority for the Digital Humanities Center is working with faculty to integrate GIS data resources into their research and curriculum. The Research Specialist will work closely with all subject librarians and the Data Librarian in outreach efforts to identify and support GIS opportunities in the disciplines.  Current initiatives in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rochester include the Virtual St. George’s Project led by History Professor Mike Jarvis, and a new course, Digital Cityscapes, led by German Professor June Hwang. The ideal candidate will have a record of innovation and creativity in making GIS tools accessible, understandable, and applicable to an academic audience.

Check out the description at the University of Rochester for more information:

Job ID: 183683
https://psportal.its.rochester.edu/applyonline/

 

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Cornell University – Business Research and Instruction Librarian

Full description at Business Research and Instruction Librarian-23499. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 16th.

Description: The Management Library at Cornell University is looking for creative and forward-thinking candidates for a Business Research and Instruction Librarian. The successful candidate will provide research and instruction support to the faculty, students, and staff of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson). Above all, candidates must be excited by the opportunity to develop the relationships, programs, and services needed to support success at a top ranked graduate business school.

Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Assistant Director of Research & Learning Services, the Business Research and Instruction Librarian:

Designs, teaches, and assesses instruction sessions, including working with faculty to develop curriculum-integrated instructional programs.
Provides direct research assistance to the Johnson community.
Develops library outreach/marketing tools and services.
Contributes actively to team building, goal setting, and long term planning for the department.
Collaborates with colleagues and customers across Cornell University.
Cultivates personal subject knowledge; participates actively in professional organizations, library, and university committees; and engages in scholarly pursuits.

Qualifications:

An ALA-accredited MLS, MBA, or equivalent graduate degree.
Demonstrated interest and excitement for business as a discipline.
Passion for and experience with teaching or training.
Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills, especially in a research context.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills.
Ability to resolve competing demands in an environment of fast-paced change.
Strong service ethic and customer-centered thinking.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a service-oriented environment.
Commitment to the Hospitality, Labor and Management Library’s core values of collaboration, excellence, flexibility, innovation, integrity, and service.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated excellence in teaching/training.
At least 1 year of business research experience in a corporate or academic environment.
Advanced degree or coursework in business or related fields.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel or other analytical tools.
Willingness to explore the use of new technology in support of effectively achieving goals, with a high tolerance for risk and failure.
Experience creating marketing/outreach campaigns. (Portfolio submissions optional. Portfolios may be hosted on the web or can be submitted as a single PDF no larger than 5MB.)

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