Business & Research Support Services Librarian

The Business & Research Support Services Librarian manages Lippincott Library’s research support services, a high touch operation which provides a critical link between the library and the faculty and scholars of the Wharton School. This service moves beyond standard document delivery, assisting faculty and researchers in transforming information into research-ready formats and providing expert advice on content and research management. This position works collaboratively with the other Lippincott librarians to design and deliver research and instructional services, as well as partnering with colleagues across the Penn Libraries system to develop services that support academic engagement across campus. This position conducts research consultations; offers course-integrated instruction and workshops; supports the discovery, use, and management of text and data; raises awareness of resources and services; and creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools including Lippincott’s flagship Business FAQ.

 

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Provide leadership in planning, implementing, and promoting resource delivery, content and data management and other research support services to meet the needs of Wharton students, faculty and staff.

Collaborate with departments across the Penn Libraries to develop innovative research support services Evaluate and recommend new technologies and services to improve processes and workflows and actively assist in implementation.
Develop and grow liaison relationships with several of the Wharton School’s academic departments and research centers or constituent groups to support teaching, learning and research activities.
Work collaboratively with a team of librarians to deliver business information support services across all phases of research, teaching and learning using a range of technologies.
Create and maintain guides to information resources and other digital learning objects and maintain and improve knowledge base of frequently asked questions.
Establish, design and teach specialized classes and workshops.
Represent Lippincott Library in library-wide and Wharton School working groups and committees, as well as appropriate professional organizations.
Participates in general Penn Libraries research consultation and chat reference service and in other Penn Libraries-wide initiatives such as the Critical Writing Program.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Qualifications:

Required:

Master’s degree or equivalent graduate education in library or information science/management.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to manage projects.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
Ability to establish effective relationships with diverse constituencies and to promote teamwork, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
2-3 years experience in a business-focused library or information service.
Preferred:

Coursework, advanced training or degree in business, statistics, economics or a related subject.
Experience conducting library presentations or teaching in an academic environment.
Supervisory experience.
Knowledge of citation management or research organization tools.
Familiarity with data analysis (text, numeric, etc.).
Experience with a statistical or general-purpose programming language (R, Python, etc.).
Application Requirement:
A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.

 

Budgeted Pay Range:
$60,000 — $69,000 commensurate with education and experience.

 

 

 

Job Location – City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Department / School

University Library

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits

To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay

About Us

The University of Pennsylvania’s special character is reflected in the diversity of the Penn community. We seek talented faculty and staff who will constitute a vibrant community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status. Grounded in equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action, Penn’s robust commitment to diversity is fundamental to the University’s mission of advancing knowledge, educating leaders for all sectors of society, and public service. The University of Pennsylvania prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Part Time Reference Associate

Chatham University is accepting applications for a Part-Time Reference Associate. This unique opportunity will allow the successful candidate to gain experience in reference services, supervising students, and handling circulation duties. There is also the potential for selection of materials, interlibrary loan, and special projects for technical services, access services, and the University Archives.

Candidates must have an MLIS degree or be a current student in a MLIS program. This is a permanent part-time position with primary coverage needed on weeknights and weekends. Work will not exceed 18 hours per week.

Library Director

The National Forest Service Library (NFSL) plans to advertise the following position very soon. Please circulate this outreach notice to as many potential candidates as possible; we are seeking a diverse pool of qualified applicants. If you are interested in this position, please email Chelcy Miniat [chelcy.f.miniat@usda.gov ] for an outreach form to complete and send back. You will be notified when the position is announced on www.USAJobs.gov. You need to apply for the position through the official website following the procedure.

Library Director, GS-1410-14/15

About this Position

This permanent, full-time position is a Library Directory at the GS-14 or GS-15 level (about $116,000 to $177,000 plus benefits). The National Forest Service Library (NFSL) provides high quality scientific and technical information services to all employees of the USDA Forest Service.  Primary customers are scientists and natural resource professionals.  The library’s headquarters is in Fort Collins, Colorado with specialized branches in Madison, Wisconsin and San Juan, Puerto Rico. This PERMANENT position is the Library Director of the National Forest Service Library

The duty station will be the National Forest Service Library headquarters located at the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Ft. Collins, CO.

The position has overall responsibility for the oversight and administration of the Library, including long-range planning and establishing program goals and objectives.  The incumbent will be expected to utilize expert knowledge of library administration and management techniques to perform original and authoritative development work in all functional areas of the library to meet the unique requirements of the USDA Forest Service.  The Library Director will also be expected to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside of the Forest Service to coordinate activities, to evaluate user needs, and to share information for strategic planning and operational purposes.

The Library program is comprised of a staff of 18 or more professional and technical employees, a main library in Fort Collins, CO, branch libraries in Madison, WI and San Juan, PR, and collections of well over 500,000 items in a wide range of disciplines including natural resources, forestry, entomology, wildlife, biology, botany, zoology, social sciences, recreation, hydrology, and engineering.

The majority of NFSL digital resources are distributed through an intranet web site that is not available outside the Forest Service. A publicly accessible web site with limited content (including the library catalog) is available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/library/.

This position is permanent, full-time, and may be eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements, but it is not a virtual position. Government housing is not available.

Qualification Requirements

Those who are interested must meet the qualification requirements for the GS-1410 series that are covered by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions – Professional and Scientific Positions. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook Manual is available for review at any federal personnel office or on the Internet at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1400/librarian-series-1410/

Education, training, or experience of the candidate should demonstrate, e.g., ability to manage or direct a library, group of libraries, or library system; ability to plan, organize, and direct the development and execution of library programs, policies, and procedures; ability to plan or conduct management studies, public relations, and educational activities, ability to plan, develop and carry out administrative activities of the library or library system concerned with budget and finance, personnel, plant and equipment, etc.

About the Community

Located in northern Colorado, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and an outstanding public school system. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins offers exciting recreational opportunities, unique cultural offerings, and is a regional center for employment and shopping. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city. Learn more about the Fort Collins area at the city website, https://www.fcgov.com/

To apply for this position:

·         Go to USAJOBS https://www.usajobs.gov/

o   You must set up or have an existing USAJOBS profile.

o   Search/locate the announcement number.

o   Select position(s) and location(s) you are interested in and begin the application process.

o   You must complete and submit your application by the closing date specified on the announcement.

 

Assistant Library Director

The Bellaire Public Library (BPL) in Bellaire, Ohio, is seeking a full-time (37.5 hours/week) salaried Assistant Library Director. Bellaire, Ohio is a small community located on the eastern border of Ohio, 120 miles east of Columbus and 60 miles west of Pittsburgh, PA. BPL serves over 9,000 residents in Bellaire and surrounding area. BPL staffs five full-time and four part-time employees. The Assistant Director reports to the Library Director.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Assists with the scheduling of staff and the direction, training, and supervision of daily operations according to policies and procedures, making judgements accordingly and consulting with the director as needed;
  • Assists director, as requested, with special projects such as documentation, policies, programming, grant writing, outreach, publicity, and other administrative duties
  • Works with the director and technical services to order needed supplies and materials and ensures incoming items are processed and cataloged accurately
  • Works with the director to maintain the collection, including but not limited to weeding, shifting, labeling or relabeling, etc.
  • Assists in the processing of archival and local history materials
  • Manages the statewide delivery service for the library (cargo)
  • Assists the director with staff evaluations and hiring/terminating recommendations
  • Keeps current on the use of the automated library management system, statistical analytic systems, and offered library databases
  • Keeps statistics, reports, and records as necessary
    Performs outreach to schools and oversees the Children’s and Teen Specialist
  • Attends various meetings and conferences as a representative of the library as needed
  • Performs day-to-day library tasks as needed such as circulation, reference, shelving, etc.
  • Manages the library in the absence of the director
    Other duties as assigned/needed

QUALIFICATIONS: Liberal Art Baccalaureate degree and some proven prior library experience required. MLS/MLIS will be given priority. Must be service and detail oriented with excellent interpersonal skills and public service manners for modeling customer service expectations. Must possess good communication skills, oral and written, and direct and supervise staff in a way that fosters teamwork. Must be able to work independently, organize and prioritize work, respond to varied/changing work demands and make decisions as required. Must be digitally literate with broad experience in current technologies and software as well as integrated library systems. Prior management or supervisory experience is a plus. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation a must.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance and retirement. The position is covered by the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please email (1) a cover letter describing how your skills and experience meet job qualifications, (2) a detailed resume, (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to Library Director Erin Rothenbuehler at erothenbuehler@seolibraries.org, subject line: Application for Assistant Director Position.

Special Collections Summer Fellowships at Princeton University

Princeton University Library’s Department of Special Collections is now accepting applications until March 1 for the 2023 Special Collections Summer Fellowships, hosted at Firestone Library and Mudd Library. The fellowships provide a summer of paid work experience for two current or recent graduate students interested in pursuing a career in special collections libraries or archives, as well as funding to attend one North American-based conference of the fellow’s choosing. Please see the announcement on the Special Collection Website for more details, and email mfellow@princeton.edu with any questions.

This ten- to twelve-week residency program, which can begin as early as May, will be paid at a rate of $30.50 an hour (or $1100 weekly) (subject to state/local/federal taxes). In addition, expenses for attending one North American-based conference of the fellow’s choosing (travel, registration fees, and hotel) will be covered by Princeton University Library.

Collections Strategies Archivist

Possible Hybrid Telework

This position is dedicated to ensuring and improving access to archival materials in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) with a special focus on accessioning, including developing strategies for processing. This work is critical to facilitating ways for students, faculty, and researchers around the world to discover the rich and varied material in these collections.

 

Reporting to the Associate Director of Special Collections and University Archives, the person in this position joins a collaborative and dynamic team responsible for accessioning, processing, and providing access to Special Collections materials in all formats. The Collection Strategies Archivist is responsible for accessioning workflows and ensures that all collections have a baseline of physical and intellectual control in a timely and efficient manner. The person in this position will be responsible for overseeing large and complex accessioning and/or processing projects for a variety of formats. This position works actively with colleagues in SCUA and the Research and Academic Services (RAS) Division to manage and maintain physical space for both on and offsite material

Library Circulation Clerk

Mt. Lebanon Public Library is located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, and is a member of the Allegheny County Library Association. We are looking for friendly, helpful individuals who enjoy working with the public and as part of a team; and will help us carry out our mission to provide for all patrons an inclusive, welcoming environment of intellectual enrichment, creativity and enjoyment, and a forum to exchange ideas by providing top-tier programs, materials, services, and community support.

Starting wage is $13.10/ hour, minimum 20 hours per week, with step increases at 12, 24, and 36 months as well as annual cost of living adjustments and PTO. Some evening and weekend hours required. This is an in-person customer service position – no work from home or virtual option is available.

We are accepting applications through Monday, January 23. For the full job posting and application link, please visit:

 

https://mtlebanon.bamboohr.com/careers/138

 

Please feel free to forward/ share with colleagues. Thank you!

Electronic Resources Associate

The MIT Libraries seek a resourceful and service-oriented person to contribute to the work of our electronic resources team. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in  a dynamic academic library setting. Under the direction of the Electronic Resources Librarian, this position supports the acquisition and management of electronic resources, including ordering, licensing support, establishing access, troubleshooting access problems, renewal, payment, adjusting records as titles cease/are canceled, or transferred to other publishers or hosting platforms, as well as quality control and lifecycle support.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Ordering Support

Research and review purchase and subscription options, including pricing and other options for requested titles.
Place orders with appropriate vendors and/or publishers (via email, EDI, etc.).
Identify, create, modify, activate records in Alma, the Libraries’ Library Management System (LMS).
Create and maintain records in other tracking systems.
Licensing Support

Provide support for the licensing workflow during the order and renewal process in partnership with the licensing staff in Scholarly Communication & Collections Strategy (SCCS).
Prepare renewal forms and amendments for authorized signature.
Perform license fulfillment steps, including returning signed licenses to publishers/vendors and filing official copies
Access Set-Up for E-Resources

Coordinate the work of the vendor, publisher, interface provider, and Libraries’ technology staff to establish access for eresources.
Announce availability of E-Resources to subject selectors, and to catalogers for full cataloging.
Renewal Process

Follow annual renewal procedures for journals, databases, and other resources as needed.
Communicate with product sponsors (Collections Strategy and Analysis (CSA) or other subject specialists) about renewal options and pricing, as needed.
Perform initial negotiation with vendors, as needed, to reduce renewal price to within acceptable increase, following guidelines determined each year with CSA.
Secure invoices for renewal and code for payment.
For resources we decide not to renew, work with the vendor to complete cancellation; update records in local systems; communicate to other staff (e.g., catalogers, subject specialists, etc.) to complete their steps of the cancellation process.

Problem-Solving for E-Resources

As part of the “digprob” team, solve problems with access to electronic resources as reported by library staff and users.
Investigate data discrepancies and anomalies in our complex infrastructure for documenting and providing access to our electronic resources (namely, Staff Vera and Alma).

Liaison Responsibilities

Work closely with Collections Strategy and Analysis (CSA) staff and subject selectors regarding:
Ordering questions
Bibliographic questions
Retention decisions
Format changes, and other issues.
Work closely with catalogers, preservation staff, accounts payable, Information Delivery & Library Access (ID&LA), and technology staff to ensure effective service, communication, and problem-solving.
General Responsibilities

Participate as part of group processes in:
Standardizing, documenting and maximizing efficiencies in team workflows
Establishing team goals
Collective problem-solving
Coordinating activities and projects.
Contribute to the creation, review and revision of documentation of procedures and policies for team operations.
QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

High school graduate or equivalent; 2 years direct/related experience.
Solid experience with library management systems and tools, and the interest and affinity for learning and mastering new software, systems, and technology.
Aptitude for accurate, detailed, and quantitative work.
Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify problems and carry out solutions independently or in collaboration with others.
Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and work with minimal supervision.
Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
Positive service attitude and excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work as an integral part of a service team and to interact effectively with a variety of people.
Demonstrated ability to be flexible, embrace ambiguity, adapt to change and successfully work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Enthusiasm for embracing the empathy, courage, self-reflection, and respect essential in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and ability to embrace those values in collections and public service work.
Preferred:

Experience in a library, higher education, and/or a customer service environment.
Previous work in acquisitions, particularly in an academic library setting.
Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma and/or Primo systems.

We expect the candidate to be stronger in some qualifications listed above than others; we are committed  to helping our future colleague expand their skills, as well as learning from their areas of strength.

HOURS: 35 hours per week. Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm; hours may change based on business needs  and MIT’s academic calendar. Please note: this role has the opportunity to be 100% remote.

HOURLY RATE AND BENEFITS: This job is a Pay Grade 5 with the following hourly

range (min-mid max):

$21.72/hr
$29.46/hr
$37.15/hr

Actual based on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health  plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

This is a union position. Employees working in this position are covered by the collective bargaining  agreement between the MIT Libraries and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 93. Provisions related to wages, benefits and other terms of employment are  contained in the agreement. Any questions regarding the agreement should be directed to lib-hr@mit.edu.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: https://hr.mit.edu/careers applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received before January 9th, 2022; position open until filled.

ABOUT THE MIT LIBRARIES:

The MIT Libraries support teaching, learning, and research across the Institute, with millions of resources, deep expertise, and five campus locations where our community consumes and creates knowledge. Our organization is on an exciting journey of transformation, pursuing a digital-first model for research libraries and prioritizing an open scholarship agenda. We aim to exercise bold leadership in defining a model for research libraries in the future, with innovative spaces like the newly renovated Hayden Library and a  focus on supporting data-intensive and computational research and learning.

We strive to do great things, powering the MIT community to solve complex problems in the service of  humankind, and each member of our 146-person staff has a role to play in pursuing that vision. We’re  constantly adapting to the rhythms of a changing world, and we welcome candidates who can help us do  that in thoughtful and strategic ways that center our mission and values.

MIT Libraries is an environment that welcomes any body, any mind — including all genders —and  particularly encourages applications from underrepresented minorities, women, disabled applicants, and  veterans. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection, and respect of  a multicultural, diverse, and inclusive workplace and who strive to incorporate those values in their work  and interactions are encouraged to apply.

VISA SPONSORSHIP: MIT sponsors visas only for certain academic and research positions. MIT does  not sponsor the following individuals for employment-based visas or for exchange visitor visas: students;  technical, administrative, library, or support staff members; individuals with inadequate funding, insurance,  or credentials; or those whose particular visa history precludes sponsorship.

Research Librarian

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Research Librarian supports the Research Services Manager in the day-to-day operation of the library.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS :

REPORTS TO: Research Services Manager

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

*Collaborate with attorneys, Practice Group Leaders, and Business Development teams in support of attorney and client research needs.
Assists in providing competitive and business intelligence research and analysis.
*Conduct legal research and synthesize information for attorneys, clients, and staff.
*Process invoices related to Research Services.
Perform detailed case law research and cite checking of briefs and other documents.
Manage office print resource acquisition and collection.
Monitor alerts and news flow to support proactive initiatives and best practices.
Provide oversite of the Knowledge, Research, and Information Services departmental functions in the absence of the Manager.
Manage additional research and organizational functions as assigned.
*Denotes essential functions of the position

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

EDUCATION:

· Bachelor’s degree required.

· Master’s degree in library and Information Studies from an ALA accredited graduate program is preferred.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

· Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in a similar role at a law firm or other professional services environment.

· Knowledge of research resources commonly used in large law firms.

· Understanding of the broad areas of law practiced by a full-service firm.

COMPETENCIES:

Adaptability:

· Ability to learn and embrace new skills and best practices as the position evolves and Firm needs change.

· Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

· Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team.

· Strong organization skills and high attention to detail.

· Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks.

 

Collaboration:

· Team player, with a desire to be a part of a collaborative, high-performing group.

· Ability to develop relationships and foster teamwork at all levels of the Firm.

 

Communication:

· Professional in-person and virtual presence.

· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of internal and external clients, attorneys, and staff.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Ability to manage confidential information and sensitive situations with tact and discretion.

 

Problem Solving Skills:

· Ability to identify and analyze issues, make decisions, and initiate actions/solutions.

· Ability to respond to unexpected challenges, including proactively developing innovative solutions to complex problems while maintaining a professional demeanor.

 

Professionalism:

· Ability to maintain composure and demonstrate good judgment.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Ability to operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, copy and facsimile machines. Must be able to push and pull carts of books, periodicals and packages weighing up to 20 pounds and be able to retrieve and replace objects from shelves of up to 8 feet high.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Must be able to perform the duties of the position with time constraints, interruptions, and busy attorneys and staff and be able to treat all matters in a discrete and confidential manner. “Essential functions” are primarily position duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the employer. Position may require some travel, as requested by the Director of Knowledge, Research, and Information Services, to offsite libraries. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must be able to travel overnight. On occasion must be able to work more than 40 hours per week.

JOB STATUS: Full time 37.5 hours per week. Exempt position

The above primary job duties and responsibilities describe the level and nature of work performed by the employee(s) assigned to this job. The description should not be construed as an exhaustive listing of all job duties and responsibilities performed by this job.

summer intern

link to internship description:  https://www.loc.gov/preservation/outreach/intern/int_collections.html