Head of Technical Services, San Diego State University

December 4, 2018

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of candidates for the position of Head of Technical Services. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, collegial, user-focused librarian who will provide dynamic leadership for technical services departments and our new library management system. The Head of Technical Services will provide direction and strategic management for all of technical services including: acquisitions, cataloging, database management, electronic resource maintenance and physical processing. The successful candidate will lead Library Technical Services in forward thinking directions as information organization, discovery, and access tools change and evolve.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Supervise and establish guidelines for the day-to-day work of all technical services staff in acquiring, cataloging, and processing all library resources including special collections and government documents materials in compliance with national and international standards and practices.
  • Provide leadership in planning, implementing, and assessing technical services’ activities to ensure timely access to materials and to consider emerging trends.
  • Lead technical services in the development and implementation of California State University (CSU) Unified Library Management System (ULMS) best practices in resource management.
  • Keep abreast of current standards and emerging technologies to effectively support the organization of and access to Library resources.
  • Work cooperatively with three tenured librarians.
  • Supervise and train 11 paraprofessional staff.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the Library in metadata management to enhance access to the library’s digital collections.
  • Provide statistical and activity reports as required by library administration.
  • Perform original cataloging as needed.
  • Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.
  • Participate in professional development activities to fulfill in part expectations of tenure and promotion.
  • Other duties as needed.

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Library Technical Assistant III, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

December 1, 2018

Position: Library Technical Assistant III
Position Code: 4249
Department: Armacost Library
Months/Hours: 12 Month/40 Hour
Schedule: TBD, will include one late night shift and/or weekend shift. Occasional revisions to hours depending on needs of the department.
Starting Salary Range: $16.32 per hour
Grade: “5”
Introductory Period: Six months
Available: Immediately
Posting Date: November 29, 2018
Application Deadline: December 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Description: The Armacost Library seeks a reliable and service-oriented person to join our team to support copy and complex cataloging, and processing requests in our interlibrary loan system (currently ILLIAD). In addition to their regular duties, the person in this position will participate in library-wide committees/teams/groups or projects and perform other duties as assigned.

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborate to copy catalog print materials and participate in complex cataloging of other non-book materials (DVDs, scores, maps, zines, etc.) according to national, regional and local cataloging policies, standards and practices
  • Responsible for bibliographic verification and processing of interlibrary loan requests. Identifies access problems and routes them to appropriate staff for resolution
  • May supervise physical processing of new library materials in multiple formats according to Armacost Library policies and practices
  • Create, maintain and update bibliographic holdings and item records in the library management system (ExLibris Alma)
  • Share responsibility for training student employees to assist in physical processing of library materials
  • Share responsibility for in-house library materials mending and repair
  • In collaboration with subject librarians participate in deselecting and withdrawing materials from Armacost Library collections
  • Share responsibility for documenting unit policies and procedures
  • Will participate in front desk responsibilities (circulation of library collections, patron services, and supervision of student employees)
  • Maintain department confidence and safeguard operations by keeping information confidential
  • Adhere to all safety and housekeeping policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned or directed

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Health Sciences Librarian, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles

December 1, 2018

Job Description:

The Health Sciences Librarian serves as the subject liaison to the Nursing, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences departments while also providing research assistance, information literacy instruction, and outreach to all members of the university community both in-person and online.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Designs and leads research skills instruction and health information literacy in a variety of formats, including classroom visits, online research guides and tutorials, individual research consultations and workshops to undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty.
  2. Provides research assistance to undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty in the health, social and physical sciences.
  3. Assists the Associate Director of Research and Instruction with departmental learning outcomes assessment, online learning projects, and LMS integrations using Canvas.
  4. Participates in digital and print collection development.
  5. Commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment and demonstration of the ability to work with a diverse population.
  6. Represents the library in university-wide activities and in other venues, participates in other related library activities to support the University Libraries’ mission and to serve the university community as needed.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborates with, and support, librarians and staff at both campus libraries to ensure optimal service is given to all members of the MSMU community.
  2. Weekends and evenings may be required.
  3. Runs reports and create summaries for annual reports.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director.

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Part-Time Reference and Student Engagement Librarian, Golden Gate University, San Francisco

December 1, 2018

Posting 6326 at Golden Gate University, San Francisco

Basic Function and Scope of Job

Summary: Responsible for providing reference and instruction services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others through a variety in-person and remote methods. Serve as liaison to assigned subject areas. Participate in collection development. Schedule is evening-based, 20 hours/week, and may include one weekend shift.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide research assistance services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other library users in-person and remotely.
  • Serve as a subject specialist and liaison for assigned disciplines and maintain effective communication with faculty in liaison areas.
  • Maintain liaison-related LibGuides.
  • Provide in-person and online research instruction to classes and other library users as needed.
  • Guide library assistants in navigating policy questions, complaints, and security issues as needed.
  • Collaborate with library staff and GGU faculty to evaluate, select, and deselect materials in all relevant media; especially those in liaison areas.
  • Participate in Business Library planning, assessment, and evaluation.
  • Collaborate with staff in peer training and other staff development needs.
  • Participate in other projects and duties as assigned.

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Director, California Revealed Project, Sacramento, CA

December 1, 2018

Full-time position; application deadline 31 January 2019.

Project Description

In partnership with over 200 California libraries, archives and history museums, California Revealed (CA-R) is a multi-year project providing digitization, digital preservation, and online access to books, documents, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and ephemera that tell the incredible stories of the Golden State.

The California Revealed Project gathers best archival practices for digitization and digital preservation, establishes low-cost, practical standards, and then manages digitization, online access, and digital preservation activities on behalf of Project partners. Free public access to the online collections is provided via the California Revealed web portal and the Internet Archive. In addition, records are shared with Calisphere, WorldCat, and the Digital Public Library of America.

CA-R is grant-funded by the California State Library. Project operations are located at the California State Library in Sacramento.

Position description

The Director is responsible for supervising and training staff, providing overall direction within a collaborative environment, managing and maintaining the Project’s standards and digitization workflow, and ensuring long-term access to the California Revealed collection. The Director reports to the State Library Development Services Bureau.

Primary duties and responsibilities

  • Provides full-time, onsite leadership and direction for CA-R, including establishing goals and objectives for a project growing in scope and scale.
  • Communicates the CA-R vision to multiple communities that benefit from and fund the project.
  • Builds and encourages use of the California Revealed collection.
  • Plans and manages the budget in support of Project activities. Identifies potential grant resources and develops grant proposals to help grow the Project.
  • Manages outsourcing contracts for services, including digitization and DAMS development and hosting.
  • Supervises 7 professional staff (including hiring and training as needed). Effectively coaches, delegates and empowers team members to make independent decisions at appropriate operational levels and holds team members accountable.
  • Leads the Project staff by example: solving technical and workflow problems, establishing workloads and procedures, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and counseling.
  • Develops and delivers partner education and training tosupport collection care and greater, sustainable participation in the Project.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Project advisors.

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Digital Archivist, CSU Channel Islands

December 1, 2018

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands (CI) provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CI is a Hispanic Serving Institution; we are dedicated to serving and mentoring a diverse student body, and to engaging deeply with our surrounding community. CI is committed to creating a diverse population that can live, work, and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic status, racial or cultural background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

The Digital Archivist works with the CSU Channel Islands campus to establish an effective and sustainable digital preservation program (including managing the University’s institutional repository); actively participates in the processing and description activities taking place in Unique Collections for digital materials; and develops best practices and training in metadata for digital scholarship. Creates policies, procedures, and work flows to establish, implement, and coordinate a digital preservation program for Unique Collections. The Digital Archivist will, in turn, advise and assist the campus at large with the long-term preservation of its digital content and resources. The Digital Archivist will assist in the Broome Library’s development of general collections, policies, and services, and management of daily operations related to the acquisition, processing, digitization, organization, and access of unique collections.  Engages in professional and scholarly activities that enhance the university, the library, the community, or the library profession; serves as liaison to other university faculty; provides reference and instruction services.

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