Position: Library Instruction Coordinator
Location: Towson University
Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.
Under the general direction of the Assistant University Librarian for Research and Instruction, the Library Instruction Coordinator serves as the library instruction coordinator and liaison and subject specialist for selected departments and programs as assigned. Provides leadership and vision for the libraries’ inclusive instruction program that supports student success, including leading efforts on curriculum mapping to inform decisions about synchronous and asynchronous offerings. Takes the lead role in the development, promotion, implementation and assessment of the library’s information literacy program; encompassing digital and non-digital primary sources, visual, and data literacies. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas; creates instructional materials; provides research assistance and reference services to students, faculty and members of the university community. Participates in design and implementation of library initiatives. Participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12 month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.
Albert S. Cook Library:
Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.
Master’s Degree in Library or Information Studies from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff.
Demonstrated skill in library instruction and information literacy. Background in assigned disciplines and understanding of teaching and research trends in that subject area. Strong, positive collaborative skills; ability to work in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population.
Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty through professional development and service accomplishments.
Bachelor’s degree in area of liaison responsibility preferred. Master’s degree in area of liaison responsibility desirable. Knowledge of and ability to apply instructional design and learning theory to information literacy instruction. Ability to provide traditional and virtual reference and research assistance in a variety of disciplines. Proficiency in the use of digital and print resources. Experience using web page authoring tools. Demonstrated competencies as outlined in “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/professional.
Position: Consortial Network Zone Manager
Location: Washington Research Library Consortium
Salary: $80,000 – $95,000.00
Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.
SUMMARY: The Consortial Network Zone Manager enables the success of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) partners by managing, coordinating and contributing to resource management (including metadata records, authority control, acquisitions, vendor information and other services) in the Ex Libris Alma environment. The Consortial Network Zone Manager is also responsible for ensuring accurate information and supporting workflows in the resource management functional areas of the Alma platform. The Consortial Network Zone Manager works closely with library staff and with WRLC central staff to enhance collaboration and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Network Zone workflows and operations. This position reports to the Director, Library and User Services.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Network Zone resource management: Coordinates and manages resource management in the Alma Network Zone for the WRLC libraries. Assesses consortial needs, makes recommendations and implements approved Network Zone policies and procedures. Manages import, export and deletion of Network Zone records. Monitors monthly updates, tests enhancements and reports results. Troubleshoots issues in resource management records and workflows and resolves them in support of the partner libraries.
- Shared electronic resource management: Manages shared electronic content maintained in the Network Zone, including the import, creation, activation and maintenance of shared electronic collections and testing of shared collections in the Primo VE discovery environment. Activates and manages resources in the Alma Community Zone, from vendors and other sources.
- Library Systems support: Provides support and problem-resolution in the Alma environment for the WRLC libraries, Trinity Washington University, and other partners. Monitors existing, new, and proposed Network Zone functionality to support increased collaborative work, including engaging the technical services community about needed functionality and advocating with vendors for improvements and issue resolution. Contributes to planning for system developments and enhancements by working with library staff to identify problems, outline potential solutions, and implement requested configuration changes. Contributes to Primo VE support activities.
- Outreach and Communication: Represents the WRLC organization on committees and task forces. Coordinates with library and university staff, vendors and other stakeholders to ensure the needs of all the WRLC partners are considered in decisions. Facilitates consensus on cataloging policies and workflows that promote greater collaboration across the WRLC. Regularly communicates status and planning information to appropriate WRLC staff and the library partners. Prepares and provides documentation on WRLC policies and recommended workflows. Works with library staff to provide training for new features/workflows as required.
- Professional Responsibilities: Serves on committees and task forces as required. Provides constructive input for enhancements to services or revisions to policies and procedures. Serves as backup to other positions as necessary and performs other duties as assigned. Seeks new knowledge and update skills to enhance performance in all areas of responsibility.
The WRLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The WRLC offers a competitive benefits package. Visit https://www.wrlc.org/benefits for additional benefit details.
Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references to email@example.com. Visit https://www.wrlc.org/employment for positions available and employment information. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background screening. Consortial
Expected: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science, master’s degree in related field, or equivalent education and experience. At least three years’ demonstrated experience with metadata schema (MARC, FRBR, RDA, etc), working with MARC bibliographic records, building and running batch processes and understanding of cataloging workflows.
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to create documentation in various forms, including communicating a high level of technical detail to a variety of audiences. Strong organizational and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to manage multiple projects and priorities successfully.
Preferred: Experience with consortial database maintenance, preferably with Alma and Primo. Ability to analyze large data sets. Knowledge of acquisitions workflows. Demonstrated experience with the licensing and management of electronic resources. Experience with MarcEdit and using batch processes to transform large sets of data.
Position: Publications and Content Services Manager
Location: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Salary: $75,373 – $83,747
Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association requires all new employees to present proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when they start work. Currently, “fully vaccinated” is defined as someone that has received both doses of the Pfizer/Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine 14 days or more before they begin work. Individuals with a disability or a religious reason preventing them from taking the vaccine may request an accommodation.
ASHA publishes more than 1,000 articles per year in its journals, news magazine, and other outlets and maintains online and print archives of these and other materials going back many decades. To ensure maximum awareness and utility of these assets for both internal and external users, the Publishing and Content Services Manager provides taxonomic metadata management, content cataloguing, and tools and resources that support a range of content and product strategy initiatives across the enterprise.
The Manager also ensures the development and maintenance of efficient, optimized workflows for editorial and content services relied upon by the Publications unit as well as other units across the organization. These include editorial and content management duties demanding accuracy, attention to detail, reliability, and initiative.
- Conduct an ongoing meeting series with taxonomy vendor(s) to regularly maintain and/or revise enterprise taxonomy information, and provide resources, guidance, and project support for integration of the taxonomy in content and product strategy initiatives.
- Collaborate with editors and subject matter experts on multiple versions of a typically biweekly e-newsletter reaching the full ASHA membership, providing production capacity for and general oversight of the newsletter.
- Catalogue online and print content assets, including a database of articles, courses, sessions, and other materials with structured data, enriching records as needed with additional descriptive or other metadata.
- Contribute to interdepartmental content calendaring efforts and coordinate provision of relevant reports, feeds, and assets.
- Work on project teams as needed for migrating and loading articles, posts, and/or XML packages.
- Develop and participate in initiatives to cross-train staff on editorial and content workflows.
- Ensure effective handling of transcription and content accessibility needs.
- Oversee and assist with the handling of permissions, rights, and re-use requests for content from Publications or other units.
- Fulfill requests for research and archival materials from members, staff, and other inquirers.
- Knowledge Typically Acquired Through
- Successful completion of an undergraduate degree
- Five to seven years of experience in publishing and online content production/management, particularly involving journals, magazines, blogs, and content management platforms that make extensive use of metadata and integrations with linked-data services
- Progressively increasing autonomy in content projects and responsibility for delivery of high-quality outputs and reliable service
- Detailed understanding of taxonomy and ontology principles and demonstrated skill in deployment of taxonomic and other forms of structured data in a content publishing environment
- Familiarity with permissions, rights, and licensing conventions and enterprise best practices in stewardship of publications and other forms of content assets.
- Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge
- Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with semantic taxonomy principles and content database management/reporting
- Familiarity with the JATS DTD, processes for handling XML packages, and application of structured metadata in content and product development
- Proficiency in Microsoft 365 applications; demonstrated use of FTP, RSS, databases, and cloud applications such as Zoom, Visme, Smartsheet, and Airtable; and familiarity with Power BI, Google Analytics, and related tools
- Experience with Microsoft SharePoint for managing resources and sharing information across an enterprise
- Expertise in APA Style and familiarity with AP style
- Understanding and experience with permissions, rights, and licensing conventions
- Experience with content and editorial calendaring techniques using Microsoft Excel or cloud-based applications
- Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work productively in teams in a project management environment
- Commitment to continual improvement of processes and operations
- Motivation to disseminate resources and orient/train people in their use
- Willingness to offer ideas and creatively solve problems
- Ability to analyze and synthesize complex concepts for practical use by individuals and groups with varying levels of expertise
- Ability to manage time, prioritize workload, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
- Demonstrated success in documenting, communicating, and refining processes for publishing and content services, ensuring maximal efficiency of operations delivering high value for internal and external customers
Position: Library Associate
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $39,791 – $66,741 (Full Time), $19,895 – $33,370 (Part Time)
Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.
Responsibilities: Para-professional level work providing library services, including reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. Work requires maintaining considerable expertise in the use of information technology, including, but not limited to databases, email, downloadable e-books, e-audio and the internet. May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of management.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with Bachelor’s degree awarded. One-year experience in the one of the following areas: library service, teaching, social service work, childcare, or a related setting preferred.
Preferred Requirement: Spanish language skills.
Necessary Special Requirement: Attainment of eligibility under Bylaw 1305.04.03 of the Maryland State Board of Education as a Library Associate and complete Library Associate Training Institute within two years following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.