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Social Sciences Collection Strategist/Political Science Librarian – UC San Diego

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01665?emid=3640

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open January 24th, 2018 through February 28th, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Social Sciences Collection Strategist/Political Science Librarian
Collection Development & Management Program

The University of California San Diego Library seeks applications from highly motivated, innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professionals to join the Library as our Social Sciences Collections Strategist/Political Science Librarian (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian). This position reports to the Assistant Director of the Library’s Collection Development & Management Program. The University of California San Diego Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The University and the Library
With 36,000 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report, as well as one of the top schools for medical research. UC San Diego is also in the top 10 of all universities in the nation in receiving federal R&D research grants. The UC San Diego Library plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university’s research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions.

The Social Sciences Division awards 37% of all undergraduate degrees at UC San Diego, with 227 faculty, 670+ graduate students, and 7,000+ undergraduate majors. There are ten academic departments in the division, 4 interdisciplinary degree programs, and 23 Research Centers. Graduate programs in Cognitive Science, Communication, Economics, Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, and Political Science are highly ranked nationally or internationally.
Program Description
The Collection Development & Management Program (CDM) collaboratively supports the UC San Diego Library’s mission of providing, managing, and preserving information resources in a variety of formats to meet the diverse and evolving teaching, learning, and research needs of our users. The program is essential to the academic success and scholarly productivity of students, faculty and researchers. The program plays a critical role in both supporting and transforming the cycle of scholarly communications through ongoing stewardship of the products of research, identifying strategies and innovative approaches to collecting and sharing digital scholarship, and actively participating in shared collection and Open Access initiatives.

Responsibilities of the Position
Social Sciences Collection Strategist
Key responsibilities include:
• Provides leadership and guidance in transforming the nature of collection development for the social sciences to include research data, born digital resources, and strategies that increase openness and access.
• Oversees budget allocations and expenditures, including new continuation requests, for social sciences funds.
• Guides, supports, shares information with, and provides collections related direction to Subject Librarians in the social sciences.
• Collaborates with the Library’s Collection Strategy Team to develop, review, and assess innovative projects that improve sustainability of the Library’s collection investments. Contribute to decision-making involving renewals, new title selections, and cancellations on local and UC-wide licensed resources.
• Representing subjects in the social sciences, actively participates in the Library’s Scholarly Communication initiatives to identify and assess open access investment options.
• Responsible for the management planning for the physical collections in the social sciences. Serves as a member of the Library’s Collection Management Working Group to coordinate weeding and space reduction projects for existing analog collections. Provides input and recommendations in managing physical collections in context of UC Shared Print Initiatives and other regional and national consortia.

• Represents the Library on relevant UC-wide Common Knowledge Groups. Collaborates on the selection, renewal, and assessment of shared licensed resources. In some cases, is responsible for negotiating licensing terms and agreements for resources with publishers and other UC Libraries.
• Directly supervises the Government Information Librarian. Closely collaborates with Data Services and GIS Librarians on collections issues.

Subject Librarian for Political Science
• Serves as the primary contact and information resource on library services, resources, and policies.
• Provides research consultation, reference, and instruction services to support undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research, teaching and learning endeavors. Serves as a resource for information on data services, scholarly communication, and digital scholarship.
• Develops collections to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the students and faculty.
• Collaborates with other subject librarians in the Social Sciences to support interdisciplinary undergraduate, graduate and faculty researchers in finding, analyzing and managing data, and promoting library data services.

Required Qualifications
• Professional degree from a library school or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library services.
• Three or more years of professional library experience in collection development and management, demonstrating innovative accomplishments and solid knowledge of the scholarly communications life cycle in the social sciences.
• Familiarity with electronic and scholarly resources and reference tools in the social sciences.
• Ability to provide advanced research assistance and participate in course-integrated instruction in the social sciences.
• Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to plan, document, and complete projects.
• Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with faculty, students, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
• Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications
• Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in Political Science or another social sciences discipline.
• Experience developing and managing collections within a library consortium.
• Experience coordinating the work of staff or librarians.
• Knowledge of or experience working with GIS and/or Data Services collections as related to the Social Sciences.

Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active. Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Closing Date: Application consideration begins February 28, 2018.

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to:

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01665

• Please provide the following:

  1. A short application letter addressing your interest in this position and applicable qualifications
  2. A resume of education and relevant experience
  3. The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position
  4. A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at: Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

Partner Opportunities Program: UC San Diego recognizes that your employment decisions may involve dual career considerations. UCSD provides online and in-person career and relocation assistance to spouses and partners of academic appointees.

AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

JOB LOCATION

San Diego, CA

REQUIREMENTS

DOCUMENTS

  • Curriculum Vitae – A resume of education and relevant experience
  • Cover Letter – A short application letter addressing your interest in this position and applicable qualifications.
  • Statement of Contributions to diversity – Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

REFERENCES

3 references required (contact information only)

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

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P/T Web Services position – Bridgepoint Education

Come work with me! This Part-Time position just opened on my team, and I think it is perfect for an LIS student or anyone interested in becoming more involved in tech librarian work. It will be a little bit of everything, with so many opportunities to learn as you work. My team is awesome — supportive, friendly, helpful. We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter with an interest in web technologies, user-centered design, project management, Drupal, and learning more about library technology tools like EDS and LibGuides. That’s my version of the job description. Here’s the official one:

https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1215001&d=External&r=5000303636706#/

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions!

Regards,

Jamie Lin

email format is first.last@bpiedu.com

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Quality Control Librarian – San Diego

https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=d443a3daf4704534

Hire4ce – San Diego, CA
Job Summary**

The Quality Control Librarian is responsible for ensuring that technical publications, service bulletins and technical directives are updated and maintained.

Principal Accountabilities**

  • Maintain and update technical publications, service bulletins and technical directives. Incorporate changes and revisions to existing publications.
  • Furnish information on library activities, facilities, rules and services such as listing of publications by title, nomenclature and shelf to locate them on bookshelf.
  • Issue and receive materials for circulation or use in library.
  • Answer correspondences on special reference subjects.
  • Compile list of library materials according to aircraft.
  • Assist in supporting Quality Control personnel in their daily routine.
  • Perform other qualified duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills**

  • Familiarity with military publications, aviation terminology and a strong working knowledge of the military and civilian publication ordering systems.
  • Working knowledge of an operating technical library.
  • Working knowledge of aircraft maintenance management programs.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Control programs, OSHA and Department of State regulations.
  • Ability to read, write, and interpret technical data is required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be knowledgeable in all aspects of military and civilian aviation publications, service bulletins, and technical data.
  • Occasional travel and continued education/training will be required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) through Department of State Background Investigation is a condition of continued employment.
  • Possess or the ability to obtain a Passport before assignment, this includes renewal and additional pages if applicable.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment**

  • Activity is principally accomplished in an office environment.
  • Typical physical demands or activities include climbing, standing, bending, stooping, pushing, kneeling, reaching and walking.
  • May be required to lift objects whose weight normally will not exceed 50 pounds.
  • Special vision abilities required to perform this job are close vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.
  • May be required to travel to and between remote location(s) in austere environments.
  • May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
  • May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft.

Travel**

  • Ability to travel between CONUS and OCONUS locations as requested

Job Type: Full-time

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Central Office Resource Librarian at San Diego Unified San Diego, CA 92140

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University of San Diego Legal Research Center Research Assistant (Staff Part-Time) – Job IRC#26298

Job Description: The Research Assistant will assist the Faculty Services Librarian with publication support for law faculty scholarship, which involves footnote verification and citation completion. The Research Assistant will review drafts to ensure they are free of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors; check sources cited for accuracy; and follow style guidelines and manuals to make edits to citations. In addition, the Research Assistant will aid in legal and interdisciplinary research projects for law school faculty, under the supervision of reference librarians.

The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, and a problem-solving approach to editing and researching. Experience with finding and using legal materials, including treatises and case law, is preferred. The candidate should be comfortable with navigating research databases, such as LexisNexis and JSTOR. Supervision received: reports to the Associate Director & Head of Public Services. Much of the day-to-day supervision of the Research Assistant will be provided by the Faculty Services Librarian.

Supervision exercised: May be asked to supervise the work of law student Research Assistants assigned to assist with faculty publication support.

Responsibilities: The responsibilities described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Copy Editing

  • Identify and fix any grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.
  • May be asked to offer edits that enhance readability, conciseness, and style.

Cite-checking

  • Locate cited source material as necessary, in print or online, through the use of library catalogs, research databases, and online searching.
  • Exercise sound judgment and seek guidance from Librarians as to whether strict cite-checking is necessary when a source is difficult to obtain.
  • Check that sources are accurately quoted and provide adequate support for the matter asserted.
  • May be asked to recommend additional sources when cited sources are inadequate or not provided.

Citation Formatting

  • Ensure that citations are formatted in accordance with the style guide selected by the author or publisher.
  • The most frequently used style guides are Bluebook and Chicago.

Reference Assistance

  • Assists with faculty research projects under the supervision of reference librarians.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Reference Department.

Qualifications:

Required

  • B.A. or B.S.
  • 2+ years relevant experience in researching, writing, editing, or publishing
  • Aptitude for learning to navigate new databases and to locate library materials
  • Strong knowledge of grammar and proofreading skills
  • Familiarity and expertise with at least 2 citation styles (e.g., Bluebook, Chicago, MLA, APA)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills and follow through
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills

Preferred

  • M.L.I.S.
  • 2+ years library experience, law library
  • Experience with legal materials
  • Experience with scholarly publication

Acquired

  • Knowledge of LRC collection
  • Knowledge of LRC policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and implementation of LRC mission and goals
  • Knowledge of campus departments
  • Knowledge of law school staff and operations involving library work

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Salary: $20.70 – $22.50 per hour; Medical and Retirement Benefited.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical and 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Hours: 34 hours per week, Weekdays between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closing date: Open until filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visitwww.sandiego.edu/smokefree

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, you are strongly recommended to upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at hr@sandiego.edu.

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San Diego State University: Library and Information Access Head of Technical Services

https://apply.interfolio.com/48296

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of candidates for the position of Head of Technical Services. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, collegial, user-focused librarian who will provide dynamic leadership for our newly reorganized technical services departments and our new consortial and local library management system. The Head of Technical Services will provide direction and strategic management for the full spectrum of the technical services provided by the library including: acquisitions, cataloging, classification, physical processing, database and electronic resource maintenance, and processing of government publications. The successful candidate will lead Library Technical Services in new and interesting directions as information organization, discovery, and access tools change and evolve.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Supervise and guide day-to-day technical services activities, including: the acquisition, processing and cataloging of diverse formats, including special collections materials, while complying with national standards and practices.
  • Provide leadership in planning, implementation and evaluation of the department’s activities and services to ensure timely access to materials as well as to meet emerging trends in technical services.
  • Collegially lead 3 tenured librarians in an atmosphere of communication and participation.
  • Supervise and coach 9 paraprofessional staff.
  • Represent the Library and participate in the development of California State University (CSU)  policies and maintenance of the new consortial and local system.
  • With colleagues, monitor current standards and explore emerging technologies to more effectively support the organization of and access to Library resources.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the Library, including the metadata and digital collections staff, to enhance access to the library’s unique holdings.
  • Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.
  • Develop assessment and benchmark strategies, maintain statistics, and compile narrative and statistical reports to support short and long-term planning for the department and Library.
  • Perform original cataloging as needed, depending on expertise with subjects and/or formats.
  • Participate in professional development activities to demonstrate a continuous and meritorious record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession.
  • Other duties as needed.

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

This position will be ranked at Associate Librarian. Salary commensurate with experience.

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 91 areas, master’s degrees in 78 areas, and doctorates in 22 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 35,000 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of substantial professional cataloging and database maintenance experience in a MARC environment in a university library.
  • Minimum of 3 years successful experience supervising technical services paraprofessionals.
  • Demonstrated experience managing the workflow of one or more technical services units including: metadata, monographic cataloging, serials cataloging, or electronic resources.
  • Substantial and successful working experience with cataloging standards, tools and resources, such as RDA, LCSH, LCCS, ClassWeb, Cataloger’s Desktop, MARC EDIT, FRBR, MARC21 or other metadata schemes (e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, MODS, and METS).
  • Working knowledge of a current electronic resource management system.
  • Ability to inspire and lead a diverse team in a changing field.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop, and manage innovative projects or services.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to construct clear documentation.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, particularly the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of users in individual and group settings.
  • Demonstrated successful organizational, analytical, project management, and problem solving skills.
  • A record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession commensurate with the rank of Associate Librarian.
  • Potential for meeting requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service, professional growth, and service to the University and community.
  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a university in which students, faculty, and staff are broadly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience designing and deploying training programs for staff
  • Experience with LC-PCC, BIBCO, NACO, and CONSER cataloging policy and cataloging guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of a second language, preferably Spanish.
  • Successful grant writing experience.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Review will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Preference will be given to applications received by February 12, 2018. Applicants must apply via Interfolio. Anticipated start date is July 2018.

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.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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Librarian II City of San Diego

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sandiego/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1943479

$23.99 – $28.89 an hour
Librarian II positions perform professional librarian work in a branch library or a service area of the Central Library; assist the public in the use of library resources; provide services to children and young adults; review and evaluate the library collection and make recommendations for collection development and maintenance; catalog library books and materials; and perform other duties as assigned.

NOTES:

  • Work schedules may include evenings and weekends.
  • The list established for these positions may be used to fill full-time, half-time and/or limited, hourly vacancies.
  • Employees in the Librarian series who obtain a Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science Degree are eligible for 5% additional pay.
  • Some Librarian II positions may require bilingual communication skills for which an additional $0.70 per hour may be paid.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE : You must meet ONE of the following options:

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Degree AND one year of full-time experience as a professional Librarian.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 120 semester/180 quarter), which must include completion of at least 9 semester/14 quarter units of postgraduate or undergraduate library science course work, AND two and a half years of full-time experience as a professional Librarian. NOTES:
    • Six months of paraprofessional Librarian experience may be substituted for a MAXIMUM of six months of the required professional Librarian experience.
    • Applicants who do not have an MLS or MLIS Degree must provide proof of ALL library science course work completed, including the course codes, course titles, number of units, name of college/university and date the course was completed.
    • Qualifying course work is that which is considered creditable toward the completion of an MLS or MLIS Degree.
    • City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.

    HIGHLY DESIRABLE :

    • Experience working with diverse populations.
    • Strong customer service skills.
    • Supervisory experience.
    • Familiarity with the use of online electronic communication and information retrieval database systems.
    • Experience with automated bibliographic, cataloging, materials circulation and patron database systems.
    • Bilingual communication skills.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION) :

    • Proof of degree.
    • Proof of transcripts showing completion of the library science course work, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
    • For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-Class-Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.

    Required documents should be attached electronically to your application. If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue – Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101. Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.

    SCREENING PROCESS:

    Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next six months (180 days). For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.

    SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

    PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS : Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following: Confirmation of citizenship/legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check. The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Applicants must notify the Personnel Department of any changes in their name, address (home, email), or phone number or they may miss employment opportunities.

  • Opening Date/Time:  Fri. 01/12/18 12:00 AM Pacific Time
  • Closing Date/Time:  Mon. 02/05/18 5:00 PM Pacific Time

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Research Assistant (LA4) Legal Research Center (Law School) – University of San Diego

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 The Reference Assistant will assist the Faculty Services Librarian with publication support for law faculty scholarship, which involves footnote verification and citation completion.
Detailed Description
The Reference Assistant will assist the Faculty Services Librarian with publication support for law faculty scholarship, which involves footnote verification and citation completion. The Reference Assistant will review drafts to ensure they are free of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors; check sources cited for accuracy; and follow style guidelines and manuals to make edits to citations. In addition, the Reference Assistant will aid in legal and interdisciplinary research projects for law school faculty, under the supervision of reference librarians.

 

The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, and a problem-solving approach to editing and researching. Experience with finding and using legal materials, including treatises and case law, is preferred. The candidate should be comfortable with navigating research databases, such as LexisNexis and JSTOR. Supervision received: reports to the Associate Director & Head of Public Services. Much of the day-to-day supervision of the Reference Assistant will be provided by the Faculty Services Librarian.

Supervision exercised: may be asked to supervise the work of law student Research Assistants assigned to assist with faculty publication support.

 

 

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

Copy Editing

Identify and fix any grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.

May be asked to offer edits that enhance readability, conciseness, and style.

 

Cite-checking

Locate cited source material as necessary, in print or online, through the use of library catalogs, research databases, and online searching.

Exercise sound judgment and seek guidance from Librarians as to whether strict cite-checking is necessary when a source is difficult to obtain.

Check that sources are accurately quoted and provide adequate support for the matter asserted.

May be asked to recommend additional sources when cited sources are inadequate or not provided.

 

Citation Formatting

Ensure that citations are formatted in accordance with the style guide selected by the author or publisher.

The most frequently used style guides are Bluebook and Chicago.

 

Reference Assistance

Assists with faculty research projects under the supervision of reference librarians.

Performs other duties as requested by the Reference Department.

Job Requirements
Qualifications:

Required

B.A. or B.S.

2+ years relevant experience in researching, writing, editing, or publishing

Aptitude for learning to navigate new databases and to locate library materials

Strong knowledge of grammar and proofreading skills

Familiarity and expertise with at least 2 citation styles (e.g., Bluebook, Chicago, MLA, APA)

Strong attention to detail

Ability to work independently

Excellent organizational skills and follow through

Excellent verbal and writing skills

 

Preferred

M.L.I.S.

2+ years library experience, law library

Experience with legal materials

Experience with scholarly publication

 

Acquired

Knowledge of LRC collection

Knowledge of LRC policies and procedures

Knowledge and implementation of LRC mission and goals

Knowledge of campus departments

Knowledge of law school staff and operations involving library work

 

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

 

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Additional Details
Salary: $20.70 – $22.50 per hour; Medical and Retirement Benefited.

 

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical and 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

 

Hours: 34 hours per week, Weekdays between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Closing date: Open until filled

 

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

 

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

 

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

How To Apply
Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, you are strongly recommended to upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at hr@sandiego.edu

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Library Assistant, Part Time National University – San Diego

The Library Assistant performs circulation duties as required, including shelving books and maintaining shelves, filling journal article and book requests from National University staff, faculty, and students, processing book delivery requests, and assisting with opening the Library in the mornings.

This Library Assistant is also involved in resolving any circulation and access issues in support of the department’s goals.

If you are an organized individual with stellar interpersonal skills and prior experience in a professional office setting, this opportunity may be an excellent fit for you!

This position is part time, approximately 20 hours per week. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide administrative support such as processing journal article delivery, video, and book requests, checking subscription databases, copying/printing articles, scanning, faxing and emailing documents, and filing
  • Maintenance and organization of the bookshelves, and locating any missing books
  • Assisting with resolving any circulation or access issues within the Library

Requirements: 

  • High school diploma of equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year of office experience
  • Minimum of 1 year of computer experience preferred
  • Ability to work independently and focus on accuracy and details
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

About Us: 

National University System and its affiliates have been committed to discovering the best talent consisting of dedicated, genuine, and approachable candidates since 1971. Our culture represents enthusiastic team members who are passionate about higher education and strive to provide the best student experience to lifelong learners.

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Research Assistant (Staff Part-Time) – Job IRC#26298

Please excuse cross-posting for this new position at USD Legal Research Center.
 
University of San Diego Legal Research Center
Research Assistant (Staff Part-Time) – Job IRC#26298

Job Description: The Research Assistant will assist the Faculty Services Librarian with publication support for law faculty scholarship, which involves footnote verification and citation completion. The Research Assistant will review drafts to ensure they are free of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors; check sources cited for accuracy; and follow style guidelines and manuals to make edits to citations. In addition, the Research Assistant will aid in legal and interdisciplinary research projects for law school faculty, under the supervision of reference librarians.

The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, and a problem-solving approach to editing and researching. Experience with finding and using legal materials, including treatises and case law, is preferred. The candidate should be comfortable with navigating research databases, such as LexisNexis and JSTOR. Supervision received: reports to the Associate Director & Head of Public Services. Much of the day-to-day supervision of the Research Assistant will be provided by the Faculty Services Librarian.

Supervision exercised: May be asked to supervise the work of law student Research Assistants assigned to assist with faculty publication support.

Responsibilities: The responsibilities described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Copy Editing

  • Identify and fix any grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.
  • May be asked to offer edits that enhance readability, conciseness, and style.

Cite-checking

  • Locate cited source material as necessary, in print or online, through the use of library catalogs, research databases, and online searching.
  • Exercise sound judgment and seek guidance from Librarians as to whether strict cite-checking is necessary when a source is difficult to obtain.
  • Check that sources are accurately quoted and provide adequate support for the matter asserted.
  • May be asked to recommend additional sources when cited sources are inadequate or not provided.

Citation Formatting

  • Ensure that citations are formatted in accordance with the style guide selected by the author or publisher.
  • The most frequently used style guides are Bluebook and Chicago.

Reference Assistance

  • Assists with faculty research projects under the supervision of reference librarians.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Reference Department.

Qualifications:

Required

  • B.A. or B.S.
  • 2+ years relevant experience in researching, writing, editing, or publishing
  • Aptitude for learning to navigate new databases and to locate library materials
  • Strong knowledge of grammar and proofreading skills
  • Familiarity and expertise with at least 2 citation styles (e.g., Bluebook, Chicago, MLA, APA)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills and follow through
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills

Preferred

  • M.L.I.S.
  • 2+ years library experience, law library
  • Experience with legal materials
  • Experience with scholarly publication

Acquired

  • Knowledge of LRC collection
  • Knowledge of LRC policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and implementation of LRC mission and goals
  • Knowledge of campus departments
  • Knowledge of law school staff and operations involving library work

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Salary: $20.70 – $22.50 per hour; Medical and Retirement Benefited.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical and 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Hours: 34 hours per week, Weekdays between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closing date: Open until filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visitwww.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, you are strongly recommended to upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at hr@sandiego.edu.

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