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Information Technology Consultant, Foundation, Imperial Valley (5620) California State University – San Diego, CA

About Imperial Valley Campus
The employing unit is within the division of the SDSU-Imperial Valley Campus, a separate campus located 120 miles east of San Diego. The IV Campus is under the direction of the Dean, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Director of Business & Financial Services, the Asst. Dean for Student Affairs and the Development Director. There are 20 full-time faculty, 40 part-time faculty, a reference librarian and 35 staff members. There are approximately 900 students enrolled each semester. The campus is located in Calexico, CA.

Position Information
Full-time, temporary position anticipated to end on or before six months and one day from the initial date appointment.

The purpose of this position: Provide assistance to faculty, staff, and students on the use of computers and software applications. Provide assistance in the use of Blackboard and TaskStream. Provide faculty and staff with available Smart Classroom equipment, training and materials necessary for classes and events, conferring with them to match their needs with our equipment. Scheduling and day-to-day oversight of the video conferencing room. Responsible for campus inventory, tagging, perform annual inventory of the campus and report to Material management.

Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,470 – $3,600 per month (CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,470 – $5,705 per month). The competitive salary is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

Responsibilities
Informational Technology Support
• Provide campus-wide technical support for faculty, staff and students, including computer labs, smart classrooms and videoconferencing equipment.
• Collaborate with other university technicians in supporting these instructional technology areas and campus computer operations.
• Provide support for Smart Classrooms, smart carts, and video conferencing classroom.
• Schedule Smart Carts, deliver and provide support for them.
• Schedule Video conferencing rooms, train users and serve as liaison for instructors, classes and meetings.
• Maintain campus email lists, obtain and support email accounts for faculty and staff.
Instructional Technology
• Consult with faculty in design, development and assessment of engaging and instructional sound multimedia applications including web-based learning objects, tools, and resources.
• Develop and conduct formal training programs, lab equipment/orientations and demonstrations, and self-guided tutorials on equipment applications, databases, and related systems.
• Assist faculty in the development of appropriate strategies and techniques for delivery of distance-based and web-based instruction.
• Encourage and support faculty adoption of emergent pedagogical and technological strategies tools, and university mandates.
• Assist faculty with the implementation and compliance of the Accessible Technology Initiative.
Inventory
• Perform physical inventory for the entire campus; maintain and update records, including off-campus use of equipment. Use of Oracle and IAssets. Coordinate with Cost Control Manager and Material Management at San Diego Campus for e-tags, and return of equipment as surplus.
Equipment and Software Check-Out
• Check out I.T. equipment to be used off campus by faculty and staff.
• Distribute At Work licensing software and assist in obtaining license codes to Faculty and Staff.
Other related duties as may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
User Consultation
• Ability to apply consultative skills to assess user needs and provide appropriate support.
• Knowledge of information technology systems and/or applications, including campus-wide systems and multimedia environments, access procedures, networks, and/or databases.
• Ability to integrate multiple applications and/or systems.
• Proficiency using standard software packages.
• Ability to analyze data requirements and research data availability and access methods.
• Knowledge of data administration principles and techniques.
• Knowledge of network administration.
• Knowledge of training theory and practices demonstrated by an ability to develop and deliver technical training and user documentation.
• Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills in working with users to interpret needs and provide appropriate solutions.
Site Administration
• Ability to maintain materials, inventory, and technical references and administer facility and system security practices.
• Knowledge of system utilities, features, installation and maintenance procedures, and general operation.
• Basic knowledge of data and file structures, database systems and related utilities, operating systems, and communication interface programs.
• Ability to perform system, database, and network maintenance tasks and to use standard software packages.
• Knowledge of local area network system configuration, protocols, and/or transmission media.
• Ability to analyze and troubleshoot system connection and interface malfunctions.
• General knowledge of operating systems and hardware for problem identification and analysis.
• Knowledge of copyright laws and industry standards.
• Demonstrated ability to assist others in completing work assignments including the ability to provide basic work direction and training.
Instructional/Multimedia Development
• Knowledge of instructional design theories and methodologies and ability to apply them.
• Knowledge of and ability to evaluate instructional software, courseware development, and multimedia applications.
• Knowledge of systems design and technology integration techniques.
• Ability to develop and create multimedia/video productions.
• Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with users to effectively identify and efficiently meet their requirements.
• Ability to design, develop and implement instructional applications.
Experience and Education
To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in technical information systems and application program packages is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study. Foundation knowledge and skills for the Information Technology Consultant, depending on the nature of the position assignment, may include working knowledge of common software application packages, equipment platforms, reference database systems and sources, and training methods and a basic understanding of networks, data communication, and multimedia systems.

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Associate Director of Reference & Outreach, The Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library at Western University of Health Sciences — Pomona, CA

The Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library at Western University of Health Sciences seeks an experienced librarian to serve as Associate Director of Reference3 & Outreach; this position will provide vision and strategic direction for the department, which includes reference and instruction services, marketing and outreach, liaison responsibilities, and in-depth research consultation services.   Reporting to the Executive Director of the University Library, the incumbent will implement the library’s reference services goals in support of the university’s teaching and research programs and the information needs of students, faculty, and staff. This position will also oversee the activities of librarian liaisons and provide guidance to foster and support strong working relationships between faculty and librarian liaisons.

Founded in 1977, Western University of Health Sciences is a nonprofit, graduate university for the health professions. The university campus includes nine major buildings located on 22 acres in downtown Pomona. WesternU is one of the largest graduate schools for the health professions in California. Alumni rank among the very top leaders in health care and medicine throughout the country and the world. All of the health care programs have professional accreditations, and the university is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library offers its users a technologically advanced environment coupled with a commitment to reference, outreach, and innovation. WesternU librarians are expected to provide service to the library and to the university community. They are also expected to pursue professional development opportunities.

Required:

  • A Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or in a related field. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in the provision of research and instruction.
  • Minimum of three years of strong supervisory and team management experience.
  • Broad background in and knowledge of higher education, academic libraries, and the publishing industry. Understanding of scholarly research and communication and of issues of ownership and access.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to win the trust and confidence of faculty, librarians, and other library staff and to work effectively and collaboratively in a team-based organization. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated computer competencies, including Microsoft Office productivity applications. Experience with one or more learning management systems used in higher education.

Preferred:

  • Bachelors’ degree in the sciences or subject background in the health sciences.
  • Supervisory experience in an academic setting.
  • Experience with social media and digital reference services.

This is a 12-month administrative position. Applicants should submit the following materials:

 

 

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. List of three professional references (names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, email address).

 

 

to: https://jobs.westernu.edu/postings/3834 <https://jobs.westernu.edu/postings/3834>

 

 

Deadline to apply is April 10, 2015. Applications will be reviewed as they are received

 

 

 

 

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Technical Librarian , Lytx — San Diego, CA

Summary Description:

The Lytx Product Support team is seeking a Technical Writer to develop informative and engaging information assets for a SaaS based analytics application. The new team member will develop documentation for the DriveCam product solutions. The information is published in a variety of forms and formats, including online help, how-to guides, interface descriptions and internal technical support documents.  Working cross functionally with the Product Development team to create knowledge documents and troubleshooting guides to be used by Product Support, Partners and Customers.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Maintain and create software KB documentation (online help, tutorials, best practice guides).
  • Document department process and procedure.
  • Extract and compile tribal knowledge from employees.
  • Develop technical troubleshooting documentation easily digestible by internal and external teams.
  • Create reference materials for our products, organized optimally for ease and speed of access.
  • Analyze existing and potential content for existing and new information deliverables, focusing on reuse and filtered single-sourcing opportunities.
  • Collaborate with other team members on projects to ensure consistency.
  • Oversee a library of technical documentation.

Qualifications Key Attributes of a Successful Candidate:

  • Writing Skills: Writes clear, complete, and correct technical content.
  • Research and Analysis Skills: Reads complex technical engineering documents and interviews product developers to obtain deep understanding of features and functions. Uses complex software as our customers would, including enjoyment in testing software functionality in order to improve our documentation.
  • Maintains effectiveness in response to changing and/or unknown program requirements. Able to make progress with incomplete information.
  • Actively seeks new areas or topics to create content providing benefit.
  • Drives deliverables, schedules, and resources to meet project requirements.

Key Experience of a Successful Candidate:

• At least 5 years as a technical writer for complex systems and the creation of online help.

• Knowledge of common writing techniques (functional design, information mapping).

• Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

• Bachelor’s degree, first degree, or equivalent experience in Technical Communications or related field of study.

Lytx, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. EOE/M/F/Disabled/Vet

Job Location: San Diego, California, United States
Position Type:Full-Time/Regular

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Market Legal Research Analyst, Walker Advertising, Inc. — San Pedro, CA

About the Job

Walker Advertising is seeking a talented Market / Legal Research Analyst to support and develop the market intelligence function via market research and analysis. The Market / Legal Research Analyst will be tasked to procure/obtain resources/data relevant to Walker Advertising markets and manage that data for use in key processes and for dissemination to key stakeholders in the company. The Market / Legal Research Analyst also develop market research to proactively advise management within Walker Advertising on key topics. Key responsibilities of this role are to:

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with management in various departments to identify key information needs.
  • Conduct market and legal research on relevant topics as assigned.
  • Procure data using various research methods to include database searches, internet searches, and printed sources and monitor news sources to identify, collect, consolidate, and report information.
  • Create systems to manage and update information resources in line with monthly, quarterly, annual, and periodic updates of information requirements.
  • Develop research strategies and write and revise procedures as requested.
  • Develop market concepts, slides, briefs, summaries for relevant topics as assigned.
  • Develop expertise on relevant economic and market levers on Walker Advertising’s markets.
  • Communicate deliverables to key stakeholders as agreed upon with management.

Skills / Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required. A Bachelor’s in marketing, business, economics, finance, library science, law, political science, or information research emphasis is preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in market / legal analysis, market research, business analysis, information research or library science experiences is required.
  • Market analysis and/or market research experience in the lead generation industry is strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in use of IT applications and systems.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint; proficient in database software
  • Strong research, analysis, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Possess very good communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Can demonstrate experiences interacting with customers.
  • Can demonstrate experience where objectives accomplished through others.

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Temporary Research Librarian, LAC Group (Agency) — Los Angeles, CA

LAC Group is seeking a Temporary Research Librarian to assist and support the library staff of an AMLAW 200 Law Firm located in Downtown Los Angeles.  This position requires familiarity with business and industry intelligence resources, public records for people and property.  The temporary research librarian will deliver services including but not limited to:

Responsibilities:

  • Legal and technical citation retrieval;
  • Cite-checking assistance;
  • Ready-reference;
  • Assisting Interlibrary loan services;
  • Research guidance, coaching, and instruction;
  • Business and public records research;
  • Legal research.

Qualifications:

  • MLIS/MLS from an ALA-accredited program, comparable degree, or significant experience within the legal field;
  • Minimum of two years professional experience in user services in a public, academic, court, or corporate law library setting;
  • Fluency in computer-assisted research concepts and demonstrated facility in electronic research including legal, scientific, business, and public records databases;
  • Experience with WestlawNext;
  • Strong organizational skills, oral and written communication skills, and instructional skills are a must;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as necessary to complete tasks;
  • Coursework in legal bibliography and legal research desired.

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions, National Libraries and prominent government agencies

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Systems & Technologies Librarian, Santa Barbara City College — Santa Barbara, CA

Essential Functions of Position:
Commencing Fall 2015, a full-time, tenure-track Librarian position will be available in the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library. We are seeking applicants who can participate in a team environment dedicated to excellent customer service and student success. Our emphasis on creativity, collaboration, and technology innovation makes this a dynamic workplace.

As the technology lead, this position will provide vision, leadership, and support to current and emerging technologies for the library. Primary responsibility is the development and maintenance of library technology infrastructure, including managing and coordinating the library’s online presence, library website and web services, and online resources; daily maintenance and administration of the integrated library system; collaborating with campus technology to maintain technology infrastructure; lead in the development and maintenance of online assessment tools and instructional technology.

Responsibilities also include providing reference services, both face-to-face and virtual, instructing students and faculty in the use of library resources and teaching classes in information competency and collection development. Other responsibilities include full participation in departmental responsibilities and college service (such as committee assignments, co-curricular activities).

Additional responsibilities for this position available at: http://www.sbcc.edu/boardoftrustees/files/policies/AP%204501%20EducationalSupportFacultyJobDescriptionandResponsibilities.pdf

Minimum Qualifications: The candidate must meet one of these criteria:

1. Master’s degree in library science, or library and information science, OR

2. Combination of education and other accomplishments that is equivalent to the above. (If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement that presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g., transcripts, publications, and other work products.); OR

3. Possession of a lifetime California Community College Librarian Credential.

Required Licenses or Certifications:  N/A

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in an academic library.
  • Significant experience in administration, support and enhancement of a variety of library technology infrastructure tools and techniques, including an integrated library system, link resolvers, proxy server, and service configurations.
  • Significant experience using web development tools (for instance, Linux / Apache / MySQL / PHP / CSS ); ability to design and manage websites, conduct usability studies, adhere to web accessibility standards, and create web pages which use responsive design principles.
  • Significant experience creating and maintaining blogs, videos, screencasts, and audio podcasts, and other web technologies.
  • Experience in adopting, implementing, integrating, and evaluating emerging technologies and services.
  • Experience in selecting and integrating electronic resources for peer review, product trials and selection, and producing reports to monitor usage of digital resources.
  • Experience teaching library research skills and information competency, including using instructional technology and online learning objects for delivery of instruction and interaction with students.
  • Knowledge of digital repository projects and metadata development and maintenance for local digital collections.
  • Demonstrated skill in using a variety of devices, including mobile platforms, and Window and Mac platforms for multiple applications.
  • Experience in working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, and disability backgrounds, with a wide variance of information-seeking skills and technological competence.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment and collaborate with various departmental service units.

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Head Librarian, Vanguard University — Costa Mesa, CA

 

Position Description:

The Head Librarian leads the Vanguard University library in fulfilling its mission, vision, goals and outcomes for providing information, study and research needs of each university constituent. The Head Librarian will articulate the strategic vision for the library and serve as an advocate for the Library within the University and the larger community. The Head Librarian will supervise a team of faculty librarians and library staff in their responsibility to provide instruction, reference and library services to the Vanguard community. The Head Librarian will provide leadership for information literacy programs and collaborate with departments to advance Education Technology in conjunction with library resources. The Head Librarian reports directly to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and is a 12-month faculty tenure track position at the Associate Professor or Professor rank to begin August 1, 2015.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide oversight and support to all areas of the library (staffing, acquisitions, budget supervision, periodicals, cataloging, webpage, databases, archives, systems, instruction, digital initiatives and library technologies, reference, outreach, and collection development).
  • Inspire, lead and foster professional growth and development for the library faculty and staff to ensure continual implementation of effective library services and best practices.
  • Create an environment that facilitates all scholarly activities including teaching, learning, research and project preparation.
  • Communicate internally and externally regarding Vanguard University Library events and activities that advances scholarly presentations, resources and materials.
  • Develop strong relationships with the Deans, Department Chairs and other units along with students, staff and community constituents to advocate for library programs and build collaborative relationship.
  • Enforce policies and regulations adopted by the Board of Trustees, the offices of the President and Provost, Faculty Senate and the Vanguard University Faculty Librarians and Library staff.
  • Collaborate with the Faculty Librarians and Library staff to ensure adequate hours and service for effective operations.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan to advance the mission and vision of the library in alignment with the vision of Vanguard University to communicate to internal and external constituents.
  • Provide excellent undergraduate and graduate-level collections which represent diverse points of view and support to current and future educational programs.
  • Define, develop and measure outcomes through the Vanguard assessment process for the library that contribute to educational effectiveness and apply findings for purposes of continuous improvement and budget planning and allocation.
  • Provide leadership development and training.
  • Lead library information literacy assessment for WSCUC, internal constituents, and other classes as needed.
  • Serve on the Provost’s Council and other university and faculty committees as well as external library organizations and consortia.
  • As primary budget unit manager, compose departmental mini-plan and requests for annual budget.
  • Lead the library in its identification and implementation of library technologies to further student library services.
  • Head search committees for new library faculty and staff.
  • Conduct yearly staff evaluations and faculty librarian post-tenure reviews as needed.
  • Undertake and complete a comprehensive library program review.
  • Provide constructive conflict resolution and collaborative problem solving.
  • Update library policies and procedural manual and ensure consistent application and enforcement.
  • Compile instruction statistics, write grant proposals, support the accreditation of new and existing programs, and complete federal reports as needed.
  • Carry an evening shift and occasional weekend work as necessary.
  • Provide reference support.
  • Actively participate and contribute to the development of the new library in regards to physical space, collections, staffing, services, technology, and impacts.
  • Participate in the university visioning process and implement steps toward that vision.
  • Support the overall mission of the university and of the library.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or MLIS or MLS from an ALA accredited university required.
  • Extensive experience in an academic library (preferably 5-10 years), and a history of increased responsibilities.
  • Proven expertise with creating, teaching, and evaluating library instruction classes.
  • Proven ability in providing reference and research services.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic team-based environment with multiple interruptions.
  • Ability to lead by example in administration, instruction, and reference.
  • An aptitude for servant-leadership and student orientation.
  • Excellent communication, supervisory, and budget management skills.
  • Experience in and knowledge of several areas of academic librarianship.
  • Membership in ALA and CARL.
  • Understanding of and comfort with library technologies and the ability to implement and assess those technologies.
  • Desire to lead library in meeting its strategic goals and the ability to translate vision into practical reality.
  • Possession of a vibrant Christian faith and commitment to the integration of faith and learning.
  • Understanding and acceptance of Vanguard’s unique faith distinctive.

Active participation in American Library Associations and round tables below[1]:

  1. 1. ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)
  2. CCCU Library Directors (a division of Council for Christian Colleges and Universities)
  3. LLAMA (Library Leadership and Management Association)
  4. LITA (Library and Information Technology Association)
  5. RUSA (Reference and User Servicies Association)
  6. LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table)
  7. LEARNRT (Learning Round Table)
  8. IFRT (Intellectual Freedom Round Table)
  9. LINK+ (Resources Sharing consortium through Millennium integrated library system from Innovative Interfaces, Inc.)
  10. SCELC (Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium)
  11. CAMINO (SCELC and WorldCat resource sharing consortium)

Salary:

Full-time position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a generous benefits package. Final job offers are contingent upon Board approval of the 2015/16 budget.

 

Application Procedure:

Applicant should submit a completed VUSC Application for Faculty Employment and current resume. The application form can be downloaded from the web at http://humanresources.vanguard.edu/employment-opportunities. All applications/resumes/materials must be submitted electronically via e-mail to: RESUME@vanguard.edu . We are located at: Vanguard University of Southern California, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Applications will be received until position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications are received.

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Undergraduate Success Librarian (Reposting), San Diego State University — San Diego, CA

Subject liaison to Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Latin American Studies

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Undergraduate Success Librarian with additional responsibilities as a subject liaison to Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Latin American Studies.  This position is appointed at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop and coordinate library programs that support undergraduate writing courses;
  • Work closely with librarians to design information literacy curricula, online tutorials, and face to face instruction for undergraduate writing courses;
  • Establish collaborations with the SDSU Writing Center;
  • Develop and coordinate library programs that support the needs of Hispanic college students;
  • Provide subject specific support for Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Latin American Studies and related disciplines;
  • Proactively seek and develop partnerships with faculty and students in the subjects of Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Latin American Studies, including existing cross-border partnerships with our sister libraries in northern Baja California;
  • Take a leadership role in planning, implementing, and assessing collections and services in support of the research and educational missions of the relevant academic departments;
  • Initiate and conduct course-related information literacy instruction for general undergraduate information literacy education and in the relevant subject areas;
  • Maintain existing online research guides and work with programming staff to develop innovative online research tools for supported subjects;
  • Participate as a reference librarian, including answering questions at a multidisciplinary reference desk;
  • Develop a continuous record of growth in professional development through research, scholarship, creative activity, and/or active participation in relevant professional organizations;
  • Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community.

Rank of Senior Assistant Librarian with a salary range of $58,044-$65,000.

Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as 24 vacation days per year.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree;
  • Proficiency in Spanish language, spoken and written;
  • A minimum of two years’ experience providing library instruction to undergraduate students in an academic or research library;
  • Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in undergraduate library instruction;
  • Demonstrated subject knowledge in one or more or the following fields of academic study: Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Latin American Studies;
  • An understanding of the current research, information sources, and scholarly trends in undergraduate library instruction, and in supporting the needs of Hispanic college students;
  • Experience working with faculty, researchers, staff, and students;
  • Experience working with multicultural and international student groups;
  • Demonstrated strong reference service orientation;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work effectively in collegial environments;
  • Potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service, professional growth, and service to the University and community;
  • A demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity;

Desired Qualifications

  • Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession;
  • Experience with collection development;
  • Experience in the development of online tutorials and web guides;

Application Instructions

This position will remain open until filled.  Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by March 9, 2015. Applicants must apply via Interfolio. Anticipated start date is early summer 2015.

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Distance Education Librarian Ashford University – San Diego, CA

Do you love teaching students how to find information and do research effectively? Do you enjoy partnering with faculty to integrate information literacy into curriculum? If so, you may have just found a new team! The ever-growing Ashford University Library team is looking to expand our support of Ashford’s distance learning students through exemplary virtual reference and instructional services and close collaboration with faculty and other academic departments. We are seeking energetic, forward-thinking individuals to help us develop innovative library services and better serve our students and faculty.

This position is based in San Diego, and will require weekend and evening hours.

Essential Job Duties:
• Providing reference and research assistance and library instruction to online students via email, phone and chat
• Collaborating with Executive Deans, faculty, course developers, curriculum staff, and other university departments at Ashford University to integrate information literacy and library instruction into the curriculum
• Developing and delivering webinars for students on research and information literacy topics
• Serving as a library liaison to one of the four Ashford colleges
• Developing electronic training materials and research guides that focus on information literacy and library usage
• Engaging with faculty and staff to identify resource needs and promote the library’s resources and services
• Providing tier-1 technical support related to library resources
Additional Job Duties (include but are not limited to):
• Developing and implementing library marketing and outreach initiatives that target students, faculty and staff
• Designing strategies to assess the impact of library services on student learning
• Assisting with other ongoing library assessment activities, such as surveys and focus groups
• Collaborating on collection development initiatives, including analysis of usage statistics for current holdings, analysis of alignment of collection with programs and curriculum, and evaluations of potential new acquisitions
Minimum Requirements:
• Reference experience in a university, college or public library environment
• Demonstrable experience with using online library databases
• Experience with providing library instruction or creating instructional materials for students or patrons in a university, college or public library environment
• Knowledge of current issues and trends in information literacy
• Strong commitment to customer service
• Proven dedication to student learning and success
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to effectively collaborate in a team environment
• Proficiency with modern information technology
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience doing email, phone or chat reference in a university, college or public library environment
• Experience providing information literacy instruction
• Experience working with faculty on instructional initiatives
• Experience with non-traditional, first-generation college students
• Experience servicing a diverse student body
Education:
• MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution


Education Requirements:

If a degree is required for the position, completed degrees must be conferred by a regionally accredited or approved nationally accredited institution. All candidates must provide proof of education (official transcripts) upon request.

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Senior Assistant Librarian: Undergraduate Success Librarian, San Diego State University

Subject liaison to Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Latin American Studies

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Undergraduate Success Librarian with additional responsibilities as a subject liaison to Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Latin American Studies. This position is appointed at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:
• Develop and coordinate library programs that support undergraduate writing courses;
• Work closely with librarians to design information literacy curricula, online tutorials, and face to face instruction for undergraduate writing courses;
• Establish collaborations with the SDSU Writing Center;
• Develop and coordinate library programs that support the needs of Hispanic college students;
• Provide subject specific support for Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Latin American Studies and related disciplines;
• Proactively seek and develop partnerships with faculty and students in the subjects of Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Latin American Studies, including existing cross-border partnerships with our sister libraries in northern Baja California;
• Take a leadership role in planning, implementing, and assessing collections and services in support of the research and educational missions of the relevant academic departments;
• Initiate and conduct course-related information literacy instruction for general undergraduate information literacy education and in the relevant subject areas;
• Maintain existing online research guides and work with programming staff to develop innovative online research tools for supported subjects;
• Participate as a reference librarian, including answering questions at a multidisciplinary reference desk;
• Develop a continuous record of growth in professional development through research, scholarship, creative activity, and/or active participation in relevant professional organizations;
• Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.


Required Qualifications
• ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree;
• Proficiency in Spanish language, spoken and written;
• A minimum of two years’ experience providing library instruction to undergraduate students in an academic or research library;
• Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in undergraduate library instruction;
• Demonstrated subject knowledge in one or more or the following fields of academic study: Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Latin American Studies;
• An understanding of the current research, information sources, and scholarly trends in undergraduate library instruction, and in supporting the needs of Hispanic college students;
• Experience working with faculty, researchers, staff, and students;
• Experience working with multicultural and international student groups;
• Demonstrated strong reference service orientation;
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
• Ability to work effectively in collegial environments;
• Potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service, professional growth, and service to the University and community;
• A demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity;


Desired Qualifications
• Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession;
• Experience with collection development;
• Experience in the development of online tutorials and web guides;
This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community.
Rank of Senior Assistant Librarian with a salary range of $58,044-$65,000.
Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as 24 vacation days per year.
San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor’s degrees in 89 areas, master’s degrees in 78 areas, and doctorates in 21 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program, and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu .
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by March 9, 2015. Applicants must apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/28715 . Anticipated start date is early summer 2015.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. 

 
 

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