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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

[LIBJOBS] USA - Fairfield, CA - Branch Manager

Branch Manager (2 positions)

Solano County Library, CA

 

Deadline: December 8 at 5pm

 

Two Branch Manager positions are available. Each position will oversee four branches, with four branch supervisors reporting to each manager. The Fairfield/Rio Vista position manages the Cordelia, Fairfield Civic Center, Rio Vista, and Suisun City libraries. The Vacaville/Vallejo position manages the John F. Kennedy (Vallejo), Springstowne (Vallejo), Vacaville Cultural Center, and Vacaville Town Square libraries. These positions are a new addition to the library’s management team. Branch Managers report to the Deputy Director of Public Services and serve as the primary liaison between the branches and administration. The positions involve frequent travel between branches.

 

Location: Fairfield (includes Cordelia, Rio Vista, and Suisun) or Vacaville/Vallejo, California

Salary: $76, 749 - $93,289 annually

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in library science and 4 years professional librarian experience, with 2 years supervising professional staff

Apply online: http://www.jobsatsolanocounty.com/solano/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=14&R2=346010&R3=01

 

About Solano County Library

Solano County Library is a progressive and innovative library with secure funding and widespread support from the community. The community has shown its strong support by the passage of a dedicated sales tax measure in 1998. An 80% yes vote in the June 2012 election continued the sales tax measure until 2030. Solano County Library is guided in its mission to enrich the lives of the people in the County by a Strategic Plan, which is community focused, staff inspired, and outreach oriented. The Library serves the community with eight branches in five of the seven cities in Solano County with a staff of 108 FTE.

 

Questions? Contact Heidi Dolamore, Deputy Director of Public Services, hwdolamore@solanocounty.com.

 

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[LIBJOBS] Netherlands-The Hague-eLibrarian

Updated start date!

Apply here: http://tinyurl.com/oefaa5c

E-librarian


The International Baccalaureate is a not-for profit foundation, which offers four high quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools. For over 40 years, IB programmes have gained a reputation for their high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalised 21st century, and for helping to develop the citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world. Founded in 1968, currently there are close to 1 million IB students at 3,450 schools in 143 countries across the world.
The IB is now recruiting for the position of e-Librarian to manage its eLibrary and contents. The eLibrary stores multi-lingual digital curriculum, professional development, administrative and other resources and their associated metadata. These resources are used by IB Schools, IB teachers and coordinators, the IB community, and the IB organization. The metadata used by the eLibrary and its associated tools are based on the IB Metadata Application Profile (IB MAP).

The post holder will be responsible for:
• Management and curation of existing collections
• Cataloguing and classification of content for retrieval according to the IB MAP
• Acquisition and description of new collections or resources
• Communication and support for stakeholders using the eLibrary
• Management of the application profile and controlled vocabularies

The successful post holder will have the following:
• Masters in Library and Information Science
• 3 years of relevant digital content management experience
• Direct experience of content analysis for cataloguing and classification purposes
• Native English proficiency (written and oral)

The successful post holder will demonstrate his/ her experience of:
• Information retrieval
• Repository management tools
• Metadata standards and their bindings (XML) relevant to the e-learning domain
• Superior communication skills (written and oral)
• Experience in collaborative team work and in managing small teams
• Familiarity with different aspects of the K-12 sector

And possess the following skills (desirable):
• Experience with repository applications (DSpace)
• French and Spanish reading proficiency
• Familiarity with Intellectual Property Rights and copyright issues (including creative commons licensing) in digital library contexts

Startdate: 1 January 2015

Location: The post will be based in The Hague, The Netherlands.


The International Baccalaureate is an equal opportunities employer.


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

[CHILD-YA] CILIP Conference 2015 Call of papers

Dear colleagues,

a Call for papers on British CILIP Conference is open.

"The 2015 CILIP conference will seek to inspire the audience, share knowledge, raise debate and provide networking opportunities. It will cover a broad range of issues from across the library, information and knowledge professions.

 Proposals for presentation are invited from within and outside of the profession on the four main themes for this year's conference:

  • Information Management: building success
  • Information literacy and digital inclusion
  • Demonstrating value: what's your impact?
  • Digital futures and technology

 The closing date for entries is Monday 5 January 2015"

  http://www.cilip.org.uk/school-libraries-group/news/cilip-conference-2015-call-papers-now-open


[LIBJOBS] Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters

Full text: http://www.ifla.org/node/9234

 

Ina Dijkstra

HR Advisor

 

IFLA Headquarters

ina.dijkstra@ifla.org

 

 

Monday, November 24, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Reference & Instruction Librarian for Theology (Los Angeles)

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[LIBJOBS] Windsor, Ontario, Canada, University Librarian for University of Windsor

Hello,

 

Please see below a job advertisement for the University of Windsor, University Librarian search. Please circulate.

 

Thank you,

Shauna

 

University Librarian, University of Windsor

 

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-centered university, with 16,000 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. With more than four million items in its collection, the Leddy Library is integral to the University’s research and academic programs, and is a leader in the introduction of emerging technologies.

The University Librarian is a member of the University’s senior management team, and will articulate a strategic vision to develop innovative library services and core collections to meet the needs of Windsor’s campus community.  Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the University Librarian will manage the library’s $12 million annual budget and 67-member staff, including 20 professional librarians.

The ideal candidate will have an ALA-accredited MLIS or a doctorate degree in Library and Information Science, or related discipline. S/he will have a record of scholarly activity and progressive leadership experience in an academic environment.

The University Librarian must be an exceptional communicator and relationship builder. S/he will demonstrate a broad understanding of emerging trends in academic librarianship and higher education, especially the ways in which librarian expertise can provide significant benefit to both faculty and students. S/he must have an in-depth knowledge of information technologies and the rapidly-evolving opportunities and challenges they present. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in planning and budgeting in an environment of fiscal restraint.

The University Librarian will be specifically accountable for realizing and promoting a collective vision and sense of shared mission for the Library, while ensuring alignment with the University's strategic direction. S/he will: develop and implement a human resource plan that respects the unionized workplace and our commitment to diversity; implement new information technologies that support research, teaching, and learning while building on the Library's reputation as a leader in Open Access models of information access, knowledge creation and dissemination; represent the Library internally and externally, nurture relevant strategic alliances, and cultivate new sources of funding.

To explore this exciting and challenging leadership opportunity with a full benefits package and term of office for up to five years, contact Anna Stuart or Kathryn Morse at 1-888-822-6022. To apply, please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae at http://jobs.kbrs.ca/Careers/10602/ or c/o the Search Committee at the University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9B 3P4. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of Windsor is a welcoming community that is committed to equity and supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Members of Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. For accessibility related accommodation, please notify the Employment Coordinator (staff positions) or the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (faculty-related positions). More general information on the University's accessibility policy can be found on the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility website. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Shauna Smith

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[LIBJOBS] Job Posting: Director of Online Strategy - Library, University of California, Davis, California, United States

 

The University of California, Davis, Library is recruiting a DIRECTOR OF ONLINE STRATEGY to lead central elements of the Library's transformed mission to advance research and teaching in the modern digital and networked environment. The director will be in charge of strategy, development, operation, and assessment of online efforts to deliver content, services, and expertise. We seek someone who will help define what it means to be a successful research library in the 21st century; shares our belief that scholarly information and cultural heritage materials should be easy to find, easy to share, and a pleasure to use; is experienced with improving the experience of online services and digital content; and appreciates the research and educational needs of faculty and students.

 

Salary:  $96,929 to $174,500.

 

For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/jobs/directorofonlinestrategy.php.  Requisition Number 03012876. 

 

The position is open until filled. 

 

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 21, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Library I - Teen & Adult Reference -- Corte Madera & San Rafael, CA -- USA

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[LIBJOBS] Assistant Director - Public Services, Sacramento, CA USA

 

Assistant Director – Public Services

To apply go to www.CalOpps.org and follow the Special Instructions.

Application Deadline:  4pm on Friday, December 19, 2014

 

The Sacramento Public Library is seeking an energetic, strategic and tactical thinker to serve as Assistant Director -- Public Services. This individual will collaborate with other managers and staff to shape and implement the goals of the Library and engage the community. The Assistant Director – Public Services will participate extensively in system-wide initiatives, represent the Library to the public, and lead efforts to create excellent and engaging experiences through the design and delivery of outstanding public services.

Sacramento Public Library fosters a culture of innovation that focuses on creativity, engagement, learning and staff development. If you share those values and meet the qualifications, you may be just the person for this position!


The Assistant Director of Public Services reports to the Library Director, but will work closely with the Deputy Library Director and the Assistant Director for Infrastructure in providing vision and leadership. This individual will oversee, guide and direct managers who are responsible for the development and delivery of system-wide programs and services in the areas of youth and literacy services, branch services, outreach, programming and the Central Library, as well as serving an essential role in developing the Library’s new strategic plan. The Assistant Director of Public Services will also oversee, guide and direct staff on standards of public service, including the evaluation of the effectiveness of system-wide programs, services and events.

Sacramento Public Library is the fourth largest library system in California, serving 1.4 million residents in Sacramento County, including the incorporated cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento.  The system is a Joint Powers Authority, governed by a 15-member board comprised of elected officials from each of the member jurisdictions, with representation based on each jurisdiction’s population.  The Authority operates 28 libraries, including the Central Library in downtown Sacramento, has nearly 300 staff members, a collection of 2 million volumes and an annual budget of $36 million. More than 700,000 residents have library cards and 8 million items are circulated annually. The Library welcomes more than 4 million visitors annually.

 

EXPERIENCE

Seven years (7) experience as a librarian is required. Five (5) years in a supervisor/manager capacity is required. Experience in library public service is required and management experience in an urban public library is preferred.

 

EDUCATION

Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited college or university is required.

 

Salary Range: $85,170 - $132,159/annually 

Salary placement based upon qualifications and experience.

 

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

Julia Ferrelli

Human Resources Analyst

Sacramento Public Library / 828 I Street

Sacramento, CA  95814

P: 916 264-2725

F: 916-264-2728

www.saclibrary.org  

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Palau - Koror, Palau - Associate Professor of Library Services at Palau Community College

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

[CHILD-YA] Call for online articles, theme Creating content with young library users

Section's next Newsletter will be a collection of online articles about a specific theme, as was the previous Newsletter: http://www.ifla.org/files/assets/libraries-for-children-and-ya/newsletters/newsletter_june2014.pdf

The theme is Creating content with young library users, a follow up of the our successful session in Lyon conference: http://conference.ifla.org/past-wlic/2014/ifla80/node/336.html

The term 'content' can be interpreted widely, both as digital and non-digital content. Anything from Wikis to performances or exhibitions to books... Everything that can and will be documented for later use.

Please send your proposals for an article to the Section Info Coordinator Ulla Pötsönen (ulla.potsonen@gmail.com) latest 25.11.

Practical instructions for the final article:

  • Max. 600 words

  • Text document, (Word, RTF etc, please no PDF)

  • No indentations, templates or other formations

  • Add a short introduction of the author with a photo (name, title, organization, country, contact details)

Monday, November 17, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Cataloging and Government Documents Librarian -- Minot, ND, USA

Minot State University’s Gordon B. Olson Library is seeking a Cataloging and Government Documents Librarian.

Position: Cataloging and Government Documents Librarian
Date Posted: November 14, 2014
Position #12880 Job Family 3405
Full-time, 12-month position
Non-Exempt

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Salary: Minimum Annual Salary: $40,000 plus benefits (Benefits include health insurance w/premiums paid, employer-funded retirement plan, & paid annual and sick leave)

Position Description: Minot State University seeks an energetic, innovative service-oriented individual for the position of Cataloging and Government Documents Librarian. Library and Information Science professionals who are interested in providing cataloging in a wide variety of formats including but not limited to monographs, serials, e-resources and other items are encouraged to apply. Also, the Cataloging and Government Documents Librarian will be responsible for Federal and State Documents. Additional duties include regularly scheduled hours at the reference desk and some collection development responsibilities. This position reports directly to the Library Director.

Selection Criteria: A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program; strong commitment to quality cataloging; experience in print and electronic resource cataloging; demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging rules, and tools such as MARC, AACR2, LCSH, LCC, and familiarity with RDA and authority control; experience with OCLC Bibliographic Utility/Connexion interface and ILS systems (preference ExLibris Aleph); familiarity with cataloging issues and standards, metadata standards, best practices, emerging trends in the cataloging field; knowledge and familiarity with Federal Depository guidelines (FDLP); demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to interact effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds; and proven supervisory experience. Must demonstrate the ability to deal effectively and interact positively with various types of people. A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment.

Application Process: Submit MSU application (www.minotstateu.edu/hr/forms.shtml), resume, and references to:

Apply to:

Human Resources Office
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707

 

or

2nd Floor, Administration Bldg
701-858-4610
701-858-3686 (Fax)

 

Thank you.

 

Patty Hunt

 

 

 

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Patty Hunt
Reference/Instruction Librarian
Gordon B. Olson Library
Minot State University
Minot, North Dakota  58707
701-858-3095
patty.hunt@minotstateu.edu
www.minotstateu.edu/library

 

[LIBJOBS] Digital Preservation Librarian; Bloomington; Indiana; USA

DIGITAL PRESERVATION LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

 

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 42,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.

 

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 6.6 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content. Of particular note are the 8-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries’ collections and archives, and the Lilly Library, the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington.

 

The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Hydra community, and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository. IU is the principal investigator for Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) and is working with academic library partners to develop a next generation open source library management system.

 

The Indiana University Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Digital Preservation Librarian. The Digital Preservation Librarian will lead the development and implementation of preservation strategies and policies for digital collections for the IU Libraries, including both digitized and born-digital materials. The position reports to the Assistant Dean for Library Technologies for work-related issues with a dotted line relationship to the Associate Dean for Collection Development and Scholarly Communication for matters relating to promotion and tenure.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Working closely with librarians and staff in Library Technologies, Preservation, University Archives, Digital Collections Services, and Scholarly Communication, as well as with University Information Technology Services-Research Technologies and other library, campus, and university units, the Digital Preservation Librarian will:

·         Play a lead role in establishing a cohesive digital preservation program at IU including development of an effective and achievable strategy to ensure long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format

·         Assist in the ongoing development of requirements and specifications for digital materials that the library acquires

·         Advise both library staff and external content creators on digital content lifecycle issues and strategies for digital content preservation

·         Participate in the development of services to support curation and preservation of research data

·         Participate in the development of digital preservation strategies for time-based media as part of IU’s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative

·         Develop preservation policies for IU’s digital repository environments, including Fedora, DSpace, and Hydra.

·         Serve as liaison to the Indiana University (IU) community for digital preservation projects and initiatives related to digital collections and data

·         Contribute to the IU Libraries’ participation in consortial efforts such as Digital Preservation Network (DPN) and Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust)

·         Represent the university in matters concerning digital preservation at the local, national and international level

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

·         ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science; candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered

·         Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation issues, strategies, standards, and best practices

·         Knowledge or awareness of digital preservation and trustworthy digital repository standards such as OAIS, TRAC, Data Seal of Approval, and ISO 16363

·         Familiarity with national and international collaborative digital preservation efforts

·         Experience with digital repository technologies such as Hydra, Fedora, DSpace, and LOCKSS

·         Experience with metadata standards such as MARC, EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, PREMIS, PBCore, EBUCore, and/or AES57

·         An understanding of digital objects in various formats (text, image, audio and/or video) and best practices and standards associated with each format

·         Knowledge or awareness of tools and technology standards typically used in digital library environments

·         Experience with multiple computer platforms including Linux, Windows, and/or MacOS X

·         Good organization skills and an aptitude for analytical and detailed work

·         Ability to work independently as well as collegially in a complex, rapidly changing and professionally diverse environment

·         Creative, energetic, and collaborative work style

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries

Preferred:

·         Professional work experience in the field of digital preservation, digital libraries, or digital repositories

·         Hands-on experience in use of a digital preservation systems in an enterprise-scale environment

·         Experience with markup languages such as HTML and XML; style sheets such as CSS and XSL; and other XML-related technologies

·         Familiarity with large-scale storage systems such as HPSS and GPFS

·         Knowledge of and experience with traditional and agile project management methodologies

·         Success in acquiring and developing grant funded projects

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves once achieving tenure. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

·         Website: http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/index.html

·         Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html

·         Brochure: http://hr.iu.edu/pubs/books/IU-benefits_broch.pdf

 

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, January 9, 2015.  The position will remain open until filled.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.


For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to http://www.iub.edu.

 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

 

 

 

 

Betty Davis

Libraries Human Resources

Herman B Wells Library 201

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN  47405

812-855-8196

 

[LIBJOBS] Ottawa - Canada - Information Management Specialist 2/=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Sp=E9cialiste=20en=20ges?= tion de l’information 2

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Friday, November 14, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Library HR/OD Director, Univ of Minnesota, USA

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[LIBJOBS] Houston, United States, Assistant Director of Digital Strategies

Assistant Director of Digital Strategies-Houston (TX) Public Library

Link to a world of opportunities by joining the Houston Public Library as the new Assistant Director of Digital Strategies (ADDS). Houston Public Library seeks a visionary and transformational leader with executive level skills and a commitment to customer service, creativity and innovation. The ADDS will play an essential role in helping to shape and lead HPL’s future direction as a vital community partner delivering stellar technologies, materials, services and programs to Houston’s residents.

The Houston Public Library serves 2.1 million citizens over 634 square miles through a network of 44 unique facilities. In 2012, the library staff circulated just under 7 million items to 4.2 million visitors. The award-winning Houston Public Library (HPL) is the largest public library system in the state of Texas and the seventh largest public library system in the United States. Through its multiple locations, outreach services, and virtual resources, HPL serves over 20,000 users a day and provides an impressive array of innovative services and programs for a diverse service population. HPL’s 44 locations include 31 Neighborhood Libraries, four Regional Libraries, three Special Collection Libraries, four Express Libraries, one mobile unit (HPL Mobile Express), and a satellite library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston.

Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, innovation, talent and first-class attractions that make it a world-class city. Long noted for excellence in healthcare systems and top ranked hospitals, Houston is home to The Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex. Living in America’s fourth largest city has its perks. Houston’s Theater District is second only to New York City, giving Houstonians access to more than 500 cultural, performing and visual arts venues. Boasting the second lowest cost-of-living among American cities, Houston has a winning combination of low cost-of-living and high quality-of-life. With the most affordable housing of the nation’s 10 most populated metropolitan areas, Houston offers a variety of choices. Houston’s diverse population speaks more than 90 languages. This rich diversity not only fuels the city’s vast cultural experiences but also more than satisfies the population’s multiple international palates. With more than 11,000 award-winning restaurants, a wide variety of foods are offered from around the world. With all that Houston has to offer, it’s no wonder that Houston topped Forbes Magazine’s 2012 list of "America's Coolest Cities to Live.” For additional information on the Library and the City, see Houston Links.

Responsibilities. Reporting to the Library Director, the Assistant Director of Digital Strategies provides overall vision, innovation, and leadership for HPL’s Digital Services Team (DST); serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team; implements team building and development opportunities for DST to facilitate innovation and to ensure continuous delivery of effective, efficient, leading edge technology services; establishes and directs the strategic and tactical goals, policies and procedures for the division; identifies and addresses user needs and resolves problems in a timely manner; and develops and implements a system to continuously analyze and improve technology standards, procedures and policies across the library to gain efficiencies and improve processes. The ADDS works in partnership with the City of Houston Information Technology Services Department (HITS) to ensure HPL’s compliance with city-wide technology standards, ensure optimal support for HPL’s technology operations and provide general oversight for the Houston Area Library Automated Network (HALAN). HALAN is a consortium of libraries served by a common integrated library system (ILS) through contract with the City of Houston housed at HPL. (The HALAN Division Chief reports to the ADDS). See Assistant Director of Digital Strategies for the complete job description, responsibilities and required skills and abilities.

Qualifications. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or a closely related field and seven or more years of professional experience. Experience must include at least three years in a managerial capacity. Additional qualifications include: a solid knowledge of current and future trends in technology; superior communication skills; demonstrated creativity and innovation in applying technological solutions; experience working in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment; ability to communicate and work collaboratively on all levels of the organization; and the ability to build and nurture community partnerships with agencies and organizations. A Master’s Degree in Library Science or a related field and significant experience working with technology in a library environment are highly desirable.

Compensation. Salary range of $100,000.00 - $112,000.00 annually and an excellent fringe benefits package.

If you are a visionary and transformational leader with executive level skills and a commitment to customer service, creativity and innovation, Houston Public Library may be your next great opportunity. Contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone for additional information. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury and apply online on or before the closing date of December 14, 2014.

 

 

Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates

4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111

816-803-7087 (cell); 816-531-2468 (office)

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[LIBJOBS] Library General Manager; Astana, Kazakhstan

Library General Manager

Nazarbayev University

Astana, Kazakhstan

 

Join the library leadership team at this new academic research university in Kazakhstan. The four-year old university has outstanding global partners, such as Cambridge University, Wisconsin-Madison University, Duke University, and the University of Singapore. Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral programs are offered. Innovative research centers are active in areas such as Energy and Life Sciences. Approximately 35 members of the library staff serve the information needs of the Nazarbayev University community.

This is a senior level library administrator position in an emerging western-style academic research library. The position is to be filled immediately.

Minimum Requirements:  

  • Master of Library Science (MLS, MLIS) or equivalent from an ALA-accredited or equivalent (CILIP) western university graduate program;

  • Three years of progressively responsible library management experience;

  • Experience with staff management responsibilities;

  • Experience with staff professional development responsibilities;

  • Excellent written and verbal English-language communication skills;

  • Proven ability to succeed in a cross-cultural environment;

  • A record of scholarly achievement, including publications;

  • Analytical and Presentation skills;

  • Knowledge of new and emerging library technologies;

Preferred Requirements:

  • International work experience;

  • Academic Library work experience;

  • Research Library work experience.

Language skills in Russian or Kazakh are useful, but not required.

 

Qualified applicants should send a Letter of Interest and a Resume to: JAgee@nu.edu.kz

 Only qualified applicants will be contacted.
http://library.nu.edu.kz/wps/portal



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Jim Agee, MS, MA, MLS
Library General Manager 
Nazarbayev University Library
Astana, Kazakhstan
 
 
С уважением,
 
Джим Эйджи
 
Заместитель директора библиотеки,
Библиотека Назарбаев Университета
Адрес: г.Астана, пр.Кабанбай батыра, 53
Тел: +7(7172)706581
Email: jagee@nu.edu.kz
www.library.nu.edu.kz
 
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

[LIBJOBS] France - Paris - Head of ISSN Data, Network & Standardization department (F/M) / Chef du service des données ISSN, du réseau et de la normalisation

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

[IFLA-LPD] Applications for the Jodi Awards 2015 are now invited

Dear All

 

Apologies for any cross-postings.

 

Applications for the Jodi Awards 2015 are now invited. The “Jodi’s”, as they are affectionately known, recognise the best use of digital technology in widening access to information, collections, learning and creativity for disabled people in museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries and archives.

 

Museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries and archives from all countries can apply.

 

We welcome applications from organisations of all sizes, for low-tech and hi-tech projects and for small or large audiences. What matters is the quality of your work.

 

Previous winners include MShed Bristol, Imperial War Museum Duxford, VocalEyes, Berlin für Blinde, Fondation Valentin Hauy and Karlovy Vary Library.

 

Applications need to be sent to applications@jodiawards.org.uk by 12 January 2015.

 

If you are planning to apply for an award, please let us know by sending an email entitled 'Expression of Interest' to info@jodiawards.org.uk. In this email please state the name of your organisation and the title of your project. This information will help us track incoming applications.

 

For more information and to download an application form, please visit www.jodiawards.org.uk.

 

Follow us and share on Twitter @jodiawards.

 

Look forward to seeing some library entries!

 

Best wishes

 

John

 

John Vincent

 

Tel/fax: 01392 256045

 

"The Network - tackling social exclusion in libraries, museums, archives and galleries" - see www.seapn.org.uk.

 

 

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Minna von Zansen


Asiakkuusjohtaja / Direktör, Kundrelationer / Director, User Relations

Celia-kirjasto / Celia-biblioteket / Celia Library

PL 20 / PB 20 / P.O. Box 20, FI-00030 IIRIS

(Marjaniementie 74, Helsinki / Maruddsvägen 74, Helsingfors)

Phone: +358 (40) 186 8553

minna.vonzansen@celia.fi

 

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[IFLA-LPD] Braille books in the Palestinian region?

Dear all,

 

we received a question from a Finnish charity organization operating in Jerusalem, Israel:

 

there is a 16-year old blind girl in the Palestinian region wishing to read Braille books in English.

 

Do you know anyone one should contact for more information or for service?

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Minna v. Z.

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Minna von Zansen


Asiakkuusjohtaja / Direktör, Kundrelationer / Director, User Relations

Celia-kirjasto / Celia-biblioteket / Celia Library

PL 20 / PB 20 / P.O. Box 20, FI-00030 IIRIS

(Marjaniementie 74, Helsinki / Maruddsvägen 74, Helsingfors)

Phone: +358 (40) 186 8553

minna.vonzansen@celia.fi

 

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Monday, November 10, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Netherlands - The Hague - eLibrarian

The International Baccalaureate Organization is looking for an eLibrarian


E-librarian


The International Baccalaureate is a not-for profit foundation, which offers four high quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools. For over 40 years, IB programmes have gained a reputation for their high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalised 21st century, and for helping to develop the citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world. Founded in 1968, currently there are close to 1 million IB students at 3,450 schools in 143 countries across the world.
The IB is now recruiting for the position of e-Librarian to manage its eLibrary and contents. The eLibrary stores multi-lingual digital curriculum, professional development, administrative and other resources and their associated metadata. These resources are used by IB Schools, IB teachers and coordinators, the IB community, and the IB organization. The metadata used by the eLibrary and its associated tools are based on the IB Metadata Application Profile (IB MAP).

The post holder will be responsible for:
• Management and curation of existing collections
• Cataloguing and classification of content for retrieval according to the IB MAP
• Acquisition and description of new collections or resources
• Communication and support for stakeholders using the eLibrary
• Management of the application profile and controlled vocabularies

The successful post holder will have the following:
• Masters in Library and Information Science
• 3 years of relevant digital content management experience
• Direct experience of content analysis for cataloguing and classification purposes
• Native English proficiency (written and oral)

The successful post holder will demonstrate his/ her experience of:
• Information retrieval
• Repository management tools
• Metadata standards and their bindings (XML) relevant to the e-learning domain
• Superior communication skills (written and oral)
• Experience in collaborative team work and in managing small teams
• Familiarity with different aspects of the K-12 sector

And possess the following skills (desirable):
• Experience with repository applications (DSpace)
• French and Spanish reading proficiency
• Familiarity with Intellectual Property Rights and copyright issues (including creative commons licensing) in digital library contexts

Startdate: 1 December 2014

Location: The post will be based in The Hague, The Netherlands.


The International Baccalaureate is an equal opportunities employer.