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Associate Director for Consortial Library Systems Five Colleges of Ohio Ohio

The Five Colleges of Ohio (a consortium of The College of Wooster, Denison University, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, and Ohio Wesleyan University) seeks dynamic, engaged, creative applicants for the position of Associate Director for Consortial Library Systems.
The successful candidate will provide leadership in the area of library information technology, build consensus among various constituents in the consortium, investigate and recommend library information technology solutions, and actively participate in the creation of a contemporary, user-centered information environment.
The focus of the position will be the direction of CONSORT library systems used by four of the colleges (Oberlin excluded). The Associate Director will play an important role in the provision of training and development for our library staffs and in the growing library systems collaborations among all five colleges.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Providing leadership and thinking strategically about technological solutions by taking a major role in planning, implementing, and training for the adoption and integration of new library technologies that meet the needs of library users and staff.
-Leading, maintaining and supporting CONSORT, the four libraries’ shared Integrated Library System (currently Sierra from Innovative Interfaces, Inc.).
-Acting as a key resource person for issues related to the consortium’s common discovery and electronic resource management tools, including but not limited to Summon, 360 Link and 360 Resource Manager.
-Contributing to resolving issues related to the management and discovery of shared electronic resources.
-Acting as the CONSORT representative and contact person for regular communications and negotiations with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. for contract negotiations, upgrades to the system, and troubleshooting.
-Participating in OhioLINK as the Lead Implementor for the CONSORT system.
-Supervising the library assistant employed by the Five Colleges of Ohio.
-Acting as liaison to the computing staff at the college hosting the Five Colleges of Ohio servers.
-Serving as the webmaster for the Five Colleges of Ohio website and the CONSORT webpac.
-Completing other duties as assigned.

Reporting Lines:
For evaluation purposes and everyday functions, the Associate Director (AD) reports to the library director at his/her home institution. For both strategic planning and consortial project management, the AD works closely with the CONSORT library directors. The AD’s office could be at Denison, Kenyon, Ohio Wesleyan, or Wooster. Frequent travel to the other consortial sites and extensive use of web-based communications, ensuring that all constituents receive appropriate support and assistance, will be essential.

Required Qualifications:
-ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS OR equivalent combination of experience and/or education related to the position.
-Three to five years of experience in a library technology position.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially in a user-centered environment.
-Demonstrated enthusiasm for and current awareness of trends in library information technology.
-Demonstrated experience with an Integrated Library System (ILS).
-Demonstrated experience in managing, implementing or integrating with a discovery layer(s).
-Demonstrated experience in managing, implementing or integrating link resolvers and ILS data.
-Familiarity with access methods such as IP authentication and proxy servers.
-Demonstrated experience in scripting or programming to automate tasks.
-Knowledge of OCLC WorldCat including MARC and other metadata standards and familiarity with library technology standards and protocols, such as Z39.50, OAI/PMH, MarcEdit, and RDA.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience with Sierra (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) and associated acquisitions, circulation, cataloging, and serials modules.
-Experience in leading and managing an Integrated Library System.
-Experience with Summon and the suite of Proquest 360 tools.
-Experience in a consortial academic library environment.
-Experience with and knowledge of managing shared print and electronic resources.
-Evidence of professional contributions/engagement at the state or national level.
-Demonstrated knowledge of client server, CMS, and cloud computing based environments.
-Demonstrated knowledge of SQL, HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, PHP/MySQL.

To apply visit:  http://employment2.kenyon.edu/postings/1893

December 1, 2014
CIO - Haverford College Haverford College Haverford, PA

Haverford College seeks a seasoned executive in a senior IT leadership position such as a CIO, preferably in an institution of higher education. The successful candidate will be a proven leader with significant experience in IT strategy and vision, and will have the ability to build strong collaborative relationships both internally and externally, working across cultural differences while discerning and drawing on best practices.

Review begins October 1
Digital Liberal Arts Librarian Hope College Holland, Michigan

The Digital Liberal Arts Librarian position is designed to enhance the liberal arts at Hope College by empowering faculty, librarians, and students to make full and better use of the digital technologies that are reshaping pedagogical approaches and transforming research throughout the liberal arts. This position is designed to allow the library to better support and inspire classroom and library faculty by providing personal assistance, workshop training, and tools to encourage the integration of digital technologies into pedagogy. 

  • Foster a collaborative network of services on campus that support teaching and learning with technology and digital scholarship.
  • Support the integration of established and emerging technologies into the curriculum and into the scholarly practice of our community.
  • Foster successful adoption of best practices and applications in the digital liberal arts and collaborate with students, classroom and library faculty in an established DLA program.
  • Coordinate the development of workshops (in partnership with librarians, the Director of the DLA program and the Director of Academic Computing).
  • Lead the development of learning objects (modules and tutorials), for the library's website and the college’s learning management system, in support of teaching.
  • Collaborate with Research & Instruction Librarians to promote the integration of library resources (print and digital) into digital teaching and scholarship.
  • Participate in a network of other liberal arts colleges and consortia to share best practices in digital pedagogy and scholarship.
  • Qualifications
  • Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Second Master’s degree or Ph.D. desirable (field open)
  • Background in Instructional design, Instructional Technology, Digital Humanities, Educational Technology or related field
  • At least two years experience teaching with technology
  • Familiarity with the concept of information literacy and the ACRL Competency Standards
  • Ability to seek out and learn/master new technology
  • Demonstrated successful experiences in collaborative working environments
  • Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written
  • Commitment to the character and goals of a liberal arts college with a Christian perspective and specifically, to Hope College's Mission

Online application and instructions are available at http://www.hope.edu/employment/faculty

A review of completed applications will begin December 15, 2014.
Digital Library Web Developer Amherst College Amherst, MA

The Amherst College Library seeks a talented programmer to help develop and maintain systems and tools supporting digital asset management, digital scholarship and publishing, and digital preservation. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students consists of Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities. We seek candidates who have experience working in a multicultural environment and/or are interested in contributing to a diverse community.

Review of applications begins 10/31/14 continuing until filled
Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication Librarian Smith College Northampton, Massachusetts
Smith College Libraries seeks an innovative and energetic librarian to join its department of Teaching, Learning & Research in the new position of Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication Librarian.  The Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication Librarian will help lead digital scholarship initiatives at the Smith College Libraries, working closely with colleagues, students, faculty and staff engaged in the development of digital scholarship at Smith and across the Five College consortium.
 
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Instructional Technology Librarian Smith College Libraries Northampton, Massachusetts
Smith College Libraries seeks a creative and energetic librarian to join its department of Teaching, Learning & Research in the new position of Instructional Technology Librarian.  The Instructional Technology Librarian will lead and implement the integration of instructional technologies into our information literacy and instruction program, supporting both in-person and online/blended learning.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled
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