JOB: Per Diem Librarian I (two-positions), San Mateo Public Library, San Mateo

The San Mateo Public Library has two immediate openings for the position of per diem Librarian I. Responsibilities include serving at the Library’s Information Desks at the Main Library and Branches; researching and responding to difficult or technical reference questions; advising and assisting Library patrons; demonstrating the use of on-line library catalogs, databases and other user aids; performing bibliographic searches using online and/or print resources; and performing other tasks as assigned. This recruitment will also be used to replenish the Library’s On-Call Librarian list. Librarians in the On-Call role fill coverage gaps on the Library’s service desks at the Main Library and/or branches.

Additional information and application instructions available online.

Closing date: May 12, 2017 (5:00 p.m.)

JOB: Assessment & Outreach Librarian, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont

The Gellert Library at Notre Dame de Namur University seeks a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative individual for the faculty position of Assessment and Outreach Librarian. Under the Library Director, this librarian will collaborate with library staff, professors, and co-curricular units to provide leadership in continuing the library’s exploration and implementation of new approaches to library collections, services, and assessment on the Belmont campus and for NDNU’s growing online, hybrid, and satellite programs. This librarian will employ a range of assessment, programming, and communication strategies to engage the community and expand the reach of Library services.

The successful candidate will be broadly focused and flexible in order to adjust their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs. All library faculty serve as a liaison to a number of disciplines, provide information literacy instruction and reference consultations, engage in collection development, and participate in campus committees and professional development. In particular, this position will support diversity efforts through programs designed to help Hispanic, first-generation, and underrepresented student populations to acclimate and thrive at NDNU. The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to support the information gathering needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Notre Dame de Namur University.

Specific Responsibilities/Duties:
Collaborate with Library and academic faculty to assess and provide evidence based proposals to enhance library services including, but not limited to, reference services, collections, instruction, electronic resources, and library spaces.

Plan, coordinate and administer qualitative and quantitative assessment projects and usability testing related to library services, collections, technology, and physical spaces.
Gather and analyze data in support of strategic planning and other overall library assessment initiatives.
Promote the integration of assessment into all phases of planning, services, and collection management.
Coordinate outreach activities and programming that promote library services and initiatives to the University community, including but not limited to, orientations, social media and electronic communication, print communication, and library exhibits.

In collaboration with the Library Director and Development Office, seeks grant funding opportunities for library initiatives, develops proposals, prepares grant applications, and assists with grant administration, project management compliance monitoring, and reporting as necessary.
Stay current on trends in library services, outreach, and assessment; demonstrate eagerness to develop innovative models for library services.
Other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities/Duties

Reference:
Provides in-person and electronic reference assistance and extended research consultations to students, faculty, and staff.

Assessment:
Research and implement strategies for conducting ongoing assessment and user studies to shape library services, collections, and spaces using a mix of qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Information Literacy and Technology Instruction:
Participates in the design, development, implementation and assessment of in-person and electronic information literacy and technology instruction. Produces and updates library instructional aids, including research guides on the library website.

Collection Development:

Selects and evaluates print and electronic library material in liaison subject areas in collaboration with library and discipline faculty to support the University’s curricular and research needs.

Professional Development:
Serves the Library and NDNU through participation in faculty committees, academic governance, professional associations, and other scholarly activities.

Supervises student staff when applicable. This position is required to weekend hours.

Qualifications:
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science
Minimum 2 years of full-time experience in an academic library
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in assessment and data analysis and reporting
Experience with usability, user feedback, and user experience literature
Demonstrated competency in in-person and virtual reference work, preferably in an academic library
Strong commitment to information literacy instruction, and demonstrated aptitude for teaching in multiple formats
Knowledge of the principles of collection development work
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats and to diverse audiences
Demonstrated professional behavior and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and problem solve creatively
Demonstrated ability to plan, document, and complete projects
Grant writing experience
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Commitment to diversity in higher education

Application Procedures:

NDNU is committed to providing an educational environment that supports a diverse student population. In your cover letter, please include information about your experiences working in a diverse environment and what qualities you would bring to supporting this commitment to inclusive excellence at NDNU. Apply online.

JOB: Assistant Librarian, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont

The Gellert Library at Notre Dame de Namur University seeks a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative individual for the position of Assistant Librarian. This position will be responsible for a broad range of academic librarian activities related to the planning and implementation of library services, including reference, instruction, and collection development.

The successful candidate will be broadly focused and flexible in order to adjust their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs. The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to integrate library services into courses to support the information gathering needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Notre Dame de Namur University.

Specific Responsibilities/Duties

Reference:
Provides in-person and online reference assistance and extended research consultations for students, faculty, and staff.

Information Literacy and Technology Instruction:
Plans, develops, promotes and conducts information literacy instruction using a variety of teaching techniques to build information literacy and technology skills.
Creates digital learning objects and research guides.
Applies a variety of assessment methods to measure the development of information literacy competencies.

Collection Development:
Assists in the management of the Library’s print and electronic collections to support the University’s curricular and research needs.
Selects, organizes, and annotates resources for library users.

Liaison to Academic Departments:
Develops and maintains relationships with faculty and staff to effectively market and deliver library services and resources.
Initiates new programs and services.
Communicates with academic departments regarding library resources, services, or research needs.
Monitors academic department meetings, activities, and communications for opportunities to provide library services.
Participates in new faculty, staff, and student orientations and other department/college activities. Records transactions for library statistical purposes.

Professional Development:
Serves the Library and NDNU through participation in appropriate faculty committees.
Contributes to the library profession through professional associations and other scholarly activities.
Engages in professional development opportunities to stay current with trends in the field.
Special Projects as assigned.

Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school
2 years of full-time experience in an academic library preferred
Demonstrated competency in reference work, preferably in an academic library
Experience with information literacy instruction and assessment
Knowledge of the principles of collection development work
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Strong computer skills
Commitment to diversity in higher education

Application Procedures:
NDNU is committed to providing an educational environment that supports a diverse student population. In your cover letter, please include information about your experiences working in a diverse environment and what qualities you would bring to supporting this commitment to inclusive excellence at NDNU. Apply online.

JOB: Collection Development Librarian, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park

The Collection Development Librarian will provide leadership for developing and assessing the library’s collections in a collaborative team environment. This successful candidate will bring a forward-thinking and strategic perspective, keep an eye on new and emerging trends in collection development, and craft an innovative approach to the library’s collections that is both student-centered and responsive to University curriculum. This person will also serve as a liaison to designated departments on campus and participate in building a progressive information literacy curriculum.

This position requires an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS/MIS degree, at least 2 years’ experience in an academic library, and experience with collection development and management, acquisitions, and/or electronic resource management. This position has the potential to be hired at the Associate Librarian level.

Sonoma State University is embarking on an exciting time of renewal and transformation, under the leadership of a new President and executive cabinet. We are focused on building a strong new library faculty and are looking for a candidate who is flexible, responsive, and creative, and who will bring strong analytical and strategic thinking skills to the Library.

For a complete job description, application information, and more information about the University Library, please visit the website.

Review of applications starts May 22, 2017.

Anticipated start date: September 2017.

Sonoma State is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

JOB: Electronic Resources and Systems Librarian – Golden Gate University – San Francisco

The Business Library at Golden Gate University is in the midst of an exciting period of change designed to ensure students and faculty are exposed to an increasing variety of resources available any time/any place. The Electronic Resources and Systems Librarian will play a leading role in managing the library’s e-resources and systems in a collaborative team environment which supports the university’s practice-based curricula. The Librarian will work to ensure optimized, continuous access to the library’s databases, books, journals, and other resources through effective management and troubleshooting of the ILS and other systems. Research assistance, instruction, subject liaison, and coordination of the work of a technical services library specialist are also key elements of the position.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitates e-resource and other acquisition, discovery, and maintenance issues by administering a range of library systems, services and operations.
  • Provides research assistance and instruction to students, faculty, and staff on-site and remotely.
  • Configures and maintains library technologies supporting electronic and other resource access.
  • Coordinates general acquisitions, cataloging, and serials processes in line with the library’s “”any time/any place”” vision, mission, and direction.
  • Manages resource records and associated budget issues including vendor tracking, consortium agreements, usage statistics, licensing terms, and other account and subscription information.
  • Assesses the effectiveness of electronic resources and identifies ways to make access more efficient.
  • Participates in the evaluation, selection, de-selection and ordering of materials in all media individually and as part of the Collection Development team.
  • Creates clear and efficient workflows for all e-resource and other acquisitions and discovery tasks.
  • Liaison responsibility for assigned subject areas.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Education & Experience:

  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program.
  • Thorough understanding of integrated library systems (ILS) including cataloging, acquisitions, administration, and serials modules. Millennium proficiency is a plus.
  • Knowledge of best practices, current trends, and issues in electronic resources management.
  • Ability to configure, maintain and troubleshoot the library ILS and other technologies sufficient to make e-resources and other acquisitions discoverable.
  • Proficiency with OpenURL link resolvers.
  • Familiarity with acquisitions, cataloging, and serials processes including management of resource records, vendor tracking, usage statistics, licensing terms, and other account and subscription information.
  • Ability to provide Business subject research assistance and instruction to students, faculty, and staff on-site and remotely.
  • Proficiency with technology sufficient to create research tools and presentations.
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication issues including open access and open educational resources.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a close-knit team.
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, and a high comfort level with innovation and change.

Supplemental Information:

Please include a cover letter AND resume to be considered for employment.

Apply online.

Golden Gate University, founded in 1901, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that reinforces these practices. The university welcomes and encourages applications from women, minorities, people of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQI community.

Open until filled.