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Assessment and User Experience Specialist Occidental College Los Angeles, CA

The Occidental Library and Academic Commons seeks someone who understands and can articulate the value of an outstanding library experience and who can work with our teams to translate this knowledge into practice. As our Assessment and User Experience Specialist, the person holding this position ensures that our services and programs are relevant, pleasurable, and impactful. The specialist also brings to the organization a holistic perspective, making the user experience consistently meaningful across all Academic Commons programs, including the physical spaces, online environments, and associated curricular integration efforts.  

The incumbent will have the opportunity to work with the library services team to develop assessment plans that will guide collections development, resource licensing, pilot software services, and new resource evaluation policies. In addition, the specialist will work with the Center for Digital Liberal Arts (CDLA) to evaluate the impact such resources and programming are making on student learning outcomes and research practices. Accordingly, the Assessment and User Experience Specialist will advise on efforts to improve the visibility and impact of the materials, services, and programs offered and maintained by these groups.

The incumbent will serve as the project manager for efforts to review, redevelop, and maintain the organizational websites, online catalog, search and discovery services, related online resources, and social media that serve as the public face for the Library and curricular integration teams.    

This position reports directly to Library Leadership, and works broadly across the organization to inculcate an appreciation for the user experience across all units.

More details, essential functions, qualifications, and application instructions at the Occidental College jobs page.

Digital Initiatives Librarian & Curator of OWU Historical Collection Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH

The Libraries at Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications for the position of Digital Initiatives Librarian & Curator of the OWU Historical Collection. The successful candidate will have experience implementing digitization projects and familiarity with digital asset management systems such as CONTENTdm and Digital Commons. In addition, they will have familiarity with historical/special collections and the type of research requests and collection development work related to such collections. 

For a full job description as well as application information, please visit: https://www.owu.edu/about/offices-services/human-resources/prospective-e...

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Director, Research & Instruction Services Wheaton College (MA) Norton, MA

Director, Research & Instruction Services, Wheaton College (MA)

Question convention!

We’re looking for a dynamic leader to work with faculty and students to develop innovative services in support of teaching and student research.

The Director of Research and Instruction Services leads a team of experienced professionals who combine technology and information expertise to foster curiosity, inquiry, discovery, and creation in support of Wheaton's innovative liberal arts curriculum.

For the full job description, and to apply, please visit:

https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/

Head of Digital Programs Amherst College Amherst, MA

Please see: https://apply.interfolio.com/36612

Head of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY

Vassar College Libraries seeks collaborative and entrepreneurial candidates for the position of Head of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services. The incumbent will work closely with colleagues to advance the Libraries’ efforts to work with faculty and students pursuing digitally-enhanced modes of learning and research.  
 

Head of User Services Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY

Vassar College Libraries seeks a forward-thinking and user-oriented Head of User Services to oversee the operations of the circulation, course reserves, collections maintenance, and interlibrary loan departments, providing consistent and excellent service for library users. Overseeing a unit of 8 union staff, the Head of User Services will work to ensure that these essential user-facing services are highly functional and responsive to the needs of the Vassar community.

Mellon Digital Projects Manager Williams College - Williams College Museum of Art Williamstown, MA

Williams College is pleased to announce a position of Mellon Digital Projects Manager in the Williams College Museum of Art. This is a full time (40 hours per week), year-round, 3-year term position, reporting to the Museum Director.

The Digital Project Manager oversees all aspects of the Museum's Mellon-funded project to promote increased access to and interaction with the museum's digital collection. They will develop web-accessible tools and make available APIs that facilitate use of the digital collection by faculty, students, and the public. Working closely with museum staff and faculty, the project manager oversees the information architecture needed for the project; conceptualizes front-end interfaces appropriate to intended audiences and visitor experience goals; employs thesauri and metadata standards, and puts in place procedures and workflow for the project. The position oversees contract technical staff, museum cataloguers, and works closely with the Registrar, Engagement, and Communication staff of the Museum and the College's Department of Communications and Office of Information Technology.

 
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Metadata/Discovery Librarian Amherst College Amherst, MA

The Amherst College Library seeks a talented librarian to join a collaborative and dynamic team as the Metadata/Discovery Librarian. Amherst has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Full-time position, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Science Librarian - Colby College Colby College Watervillew, ME

Science Librarian

Colby College, seeks a Science Librarian who is innovative and curious, adaptive and collaborative. The successful candidate will be fearless about engaging with sciences faculty, students and other campus partners to shape a dynamic 21st century teaching, learning and research environment.

Primary responsibilities:

The Sciences Librarian is a member of the Scholarly Resources and Services (SRS) group of librarians who, as liaisons to students and faculty in academic departments, provide a range of reference services, course-related library instruction and collection support. The Sciences Librarian is the liaison to all departments in the Natural Sciences Division (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics & Astronomy) as well as to interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies, and Science, Technology & Society. The Sciences Librarian’s office is within the Science Library, which is part of the science complex.

A critical aspect of this position involves maintaining a strong presence in the College's science community, building and maintaining close relations with faculty and students in order to meet their teaching, learning, research, and publication needs. The librarian will be expected to develop expertise in data issues and provide leadership for the Libraries in supporting data management and advocating for digital publishing/repository services. The librarian will provide direct support for teaching and learning by providing instruction/lab sessions, workshops, web-based guides and tutorials, and targeted reference services, through individual and group consultations and regular office hours. Also in conjunction with the science faculty, the librarian will assess digital and print collections to ensure access to resources that support their research and teaching. 

This is a full-time, 12-month faculty position without rank, with the opportunity for sabbaticals. Colby librarians collaborate with our CBB consortial colleagues at the Bowdoin and Bates College libraries. They are encouraged to serve on college-wide committees, and to participate in professional development activities.

Colby College is located in Waterville, Maine, which offers numerous cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities within the city limits and is undergoing a major downtown revitalization effort. Whether you lean towards world-class hiking, dining or museums, or funky country fairs and Grange hall dances, all are easy daytrips from Waterville.

Minimum qualifications:

ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS

Strong written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.

Learner-centered orientation

An interest in and capacity to understand current research and information sources in a broad range of science disciplines.

Desire to maintain current awareness and comfort with technology pertaining to the sciences and science librarianship.

Experience creating web-based learning tools.

Preferred qualifications:

Undergraduate degree in a science discipline or academic library experience providing science information services

Teaching experience, including developing learning outcomes, activities and assessment.

Knowledge of and experience with trends in data management and experience in crafting data management plans

Ability to work independently and collaboratively

To express interest, please send a cover letter/statement of interest, curriculum vitae, separate statements detailing teaching philosophy and research interests, and names and contact information for three references as .pdf attachments to Stephanie Frost, Administrative Assistant, Colby College Libraries at sciencelibrarian@colby.edu.

Review of applications will begin in late June 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is September 1, 2016. For more information about the Colby College Libraries, contact Clem Guthro, Director of Libraries at cpguthro@colby.edu.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

rolling deadline - first review June 1, 2016
Sciences Liaison and Technologist Wheaton College (MA) Norton, MA

Wheaton College is a liberal arts undergraduate college with programs in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Computer Science and many interdepartmental programs including Biochemistry, Neuroscience and Environmental Science.

The Science Liaison and Technologist supports teaching and research laboratories and classrooms in the sciences and math. This includes but is not limited to, assisting with specialized software, instrumentation, and classroom technologies.  The Liaison and Technologist also assists with creation of instructional videos, webpages, and digital documentation.  He or she also works with other liaisons and technologists to assist students in learning skills essential for writing and presenting data in science and math including: searching bibliographic databases, accessing and citing literature, and creating spreadsheets and graphs. The ideal candidate is versatile, flexible and willing to learn new skills and technologies in order to best support the sciences and math.  Good communication skills are essential for building working relationships as there are about thirty professors in five departments, with diverse needs and interests in academic and research technology.

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