Instruction and Assessment Librarian – North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount NC

TITLE: Instruction and Assessment Librarian
LIBRARY: North Carolina Wesleyan College
CITY: Rocky Mount, North Carolina

NOTE:
North Carolina Wesleyan College seeks a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to provide leadership in the development, implementation, and assessment of effective information literacy programs for NC Wesleyan College, including development and implementation of an array of learning tools for online instruction and research assistance. This librarian engages with teaching faculty and works with other librarians to create student-centered programs to teach students at all campuses and online to find, critically evaluate, and ethically use information sources.

This librarian is also responsible for providing leadership in developing an effective library assessment program and in the systematic collection, analysis, and reporting of organizational data to support management decisions, demonstrate the library’s value, and ensure that our physical and virtual services meet the needs of the college community.

The Instruction and Assessment Librarian will join a small staff of 4 librarians and 2.5 support staff committed to effective service in a small liberal arts college with a focus on learning. We work together as a team and strive to meet the needs of our users in an atmosphere of teamwork, trust, and respect.

SALARY:
This is a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience and generous benefits package.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited institution. 3+ years of instruction experience in an academic library. Experience designing and leading instructional activities that range from first-year programs to course-integrated support for upper-level courses in the majors. Strong technology skills, including familiarity with web design principles and LibGuides or other web authoring tools and the use of technology to enhance student learning.

Demonstrated knowledge of assessment tools and strategies (both qualitative and quantitative) including tools for the assessment of student learning. Demonstrated ability to use statistical analysis tools to assess use of resources, services, spaces, and websites. Demonstrated ability to analyze data and to present findings that demonstrate the library’s performance and effectiveness to varied audiences.

Familiarity with institutional effectiveness requirements of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and their requirements and guidelines for implementing a QEP.

A strong commitment to public service and the provision of exceptional service. Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent teaching and presentation skills. The ability to work in a team and collaborate with others to achieve common goals; the ability to work independently with little supervision.

DUTIES:

• In collaboration with other librarians, plans, coordinates, and promotes the library’s instruction and information literacy/fluency initiatives based on current research and the latest practices in the field. Collaborates with faculty to integrate appropriate information literacy competencies throughout the curriculum and into growing off-campus and online programs, aligning these services with Association of College & Research Libraries frameworks and standards.

• Provides leadership in implementing and managing the library assessment program, including user services, library collections, and instruction. Determines assessment needs and the best tools for gathering the data needed to inform library decisions. Works with other staff to create and update surveys and other assessment tools. Gathers and analyzes data at regular intervals. Generates reports and analysis that communicate the relevance of assessment data to other library staff and to the administration. Develops and implements peer assessments in order to provide constructive feedback to librarians to improve teaching effectiveness. Designs program assessments that measure student learning and the development of information literacy skills throughout the curriculum.

• Works with other librarians to implement emerging technologies for the delivery of instruction and other library services to support experiential and collaborative learning and strengthen instruction both in face-to-face and online classes at all campuses.

• Presents lectures, demonstrations, and other instruction sessions to teach students and other users to find, critically evaluate, and ethically use information. Creates learner-centered course content and incorporates activities directly tied to learning outcomes. Assists other librarians to implement effective information literacy programs at all campuses.

• In collaboration with other librarians develops and coordinates library marketing and outreach efforts through traditional in-library encounters and creative outreach methods, such as residence hall visits, social networking forums, and online exhibits and tutorials. Promotes the resources and services of the library to students, faculty, and staff at all campuses. Encourages the incorporation of library-developed instructional tools into the campus learning management system.

• Provides general and specialized reference service and point-of-service information literacy instruction to NC Wesleyan’s community of scholars in person, by telephone, by e-mail, and online. Assists patrons with use of print, media, and electronic resources and with a wide range of computer applications. Prepares online subject and course guides and tutorials to support the information needs of NC Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Collaborates with other librarians to develop effective reference services.

• Serves as a liaison to faculty in several disciplines, assisting in collection development, informing faculty of library resources and services, helping faculty in their research, and strengthening relationships with faculty.

AVAILABLE:
Position available October 1, 2016.

APPLY BY:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

TO APPLY:
To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to: Kathy Winslow at kwinslow@ncwc.edu or via regular mail to Kathy Winslow, Director of the Library, NC Wesleyan College, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (Phone 252.985.5134)

An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
For additional information, contact Kathy Winslow, via email kwinslow@ncwc.edu or telephone 252.985.5134.

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Public Services Evening Assistant – Morris Library of Gaston College, Dallas NC

Close Date: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt
Location: Dallas Campus (Main)
Employment Category: Part Time Temporary
FLSA Status: Hourly
Hiring Salary Range: $12.00/Hour
Eligible for Benefits: No
Notes:
Typical work hours: 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., two nights per week. In addition, Saturday work during the College’s fall and spring semesters is required.

In order to be considered, the online application for employment must be completed in its entirety. A resume may not be substituted for a complete application.

Summary:
Assist during the evening hours of operation by providing public services associated with circulation, reserves, serials, and interlibrary loans, and with reference services when necessary. Report to the Public Services Librarian. Saturday work required during fall and spring semesters.

Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Provide services associated with the circulation module which includes checking in/out materials, issuing library cards, and requesting payment of overdue fines.
2. Assist in organization and access to reserve materials for faculty.
3. Assist with serials management in the automated library environment.
4. Assist with organization of periodicals collection, including shelving current and back issues.
5. Assist in processing interlibrary loans.
6. Assist library users in accessing and locating information through the public access catalog and computer databases, including the Internet.
7. Assist with stack maintenance by performing shelf reading, organizing materials to be shelved by the work study student, and shelving materials when no work study student is available.
8. Maintain records of usage statistics.
9. Participate in closing procedures.
10. Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein.

Minimum Education Qualifications:
• Associate degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution required.
• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution preferred.

Minimum Experience Qualifications:
• One year of library experience preferred.
• Community college library experience preferred.
• Must be able to report promptly to work and deal with the public in a calm and courteous manner.
• Must be able to handle the collection of monies responsibly (i.e., library fines and fees).
• Familiarity with word processing and Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. required.
• Business casual dress is required to maintain a professional atmosphere.
Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to lift, carry, push, and or pull at least 30 lbs.
• Occasional stooping, kneeling, bending, and overhead reaching required.

Apply:  www.gaston.edu/library

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Knowledge Services Specialist (Medical Affairs) – Grifols, Research Triangle Park (RTP) NC

Overview: 

Grifols has been a leader in the healthcare industry since 1940 by creating innovative products and services based on the values of ethics, quality and responsibility. Grifols’ activities focus on fulfilling the needs of its patients as well as healthcare professionals working in therapeutics, pharmacy, diagnostics and blood banking. For more than 150 years, Grifols has developed, manufactured and marketed product designed to improve human health. At its numerous facilities nationwide, Grifols manufactures plasma derived biopharmaceutical products of proven efficacy, quality and safety. For more information and to apply,  please visit our website: http://www.grifolsusa.com/

Responsibilities Include:

Researches, analyzes, filters, synthesizes and formats scientific, technical and medical information into actionable knowledge.
Provides end-user assistance with the retrieval of critical information;assists with in-depth research requests.
Develops optimized search strategies within scientific literature databases (i.e. SCOPUS, EMBASE, Medline).
Administers and maintains department databases and library.
Provides regular current scientific and technical awareness services.
Assists in the evaluation of new tools and databases for use in the department.

Requirements:

Must have knowledge in technical areas such as biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, medicine or engineering. Must have thorough working knowledge of internet-based information systems, platforms, and retrieval systems. Must have experience with the delivery of knowledge management solutions to individuals and teams in a corporate setting. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills including report writing experience. Strong planning, organizational, analytical, problem solving, and project management skills. Ability to manage multiple projects and core-work requirements. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills; be able to lead by example and to work with people in multiple disciplines. Willingness to become involved in day-to-day details of information management. Ability to work well in a collaborative environment.

Master in Library Science or another scientific discipline. Additional years of directly related experience may be considered in combination with a bachelor’s degree in library science or another science descipline.

Typically requires a minimum of 2 years of literature research experience in scientific, technical and medical databases. Experience in one or more of the following areas would be desirable: pharmaceuticals, regulatory, biomedical, toxicology, patents, or competitive intelligence.

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, natural origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition, disability or veteran’s status or any other classification protected by State/Federal laws
Attributes:

EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans

Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment. Frequently sits for 6-8 hours per day. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Occasionally walks and stands. Occasionally bends and twists neck. Light to moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 25lbs. Frequently drives to site locations with occasional travel within the United States. Able to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences. Interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups. Must work with diverse groups to obtain consensus on issues.

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Librarian – New Hanover County Public Library, Wilmington NC

SALARY: $48,508.00 /Year

OPENING DATE: 08/23/16

CLOSING DATE: 08/31/16 11:59 PM

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Re-advertisement – Previous applicants are not required to reapply.

New Hanover County Public Library seeks a customer-focused Librarian to provide informational and reader advisory assistance to a diverse population in downtown Wilmington.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Engaging with other county departments and community organizations to meet the legal
and business needs of New Hanover County residents

Initiating, planning and conducting regular and special programs related to finance, law and business

Creating informative and inviting online legal and business related content for our virtual branch

Assisting at all service points to deliver relevant and innovative library services

The successful candidate must be:
A compassionate individual dedicated to public service and comfortable addressing the
complex needs of an urban population

Committed to the values stated in the American Library Association Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics

Passionately committed to literacy and lifelong learning

Intellectually curious and an avid researcher

Confident and competent in using current technology

Able to communicate well with and relate easily to coworkers, supervisors and the public

Willing and able to lift up to 30 pounds; bend, stoop and reach; stand for several hours per
day

The vision and commitment of the New Hanover County Public Library is to provide an exciting destination where people gather, ideas flourish, and the information and technology resources needed for a community to prosper are made freely available. We are passionate about creating a caring, inviting and welcoming place; developing the technology and information resources needed for people of all ages to Learn, Grow and Prosper; and preserving and making accessible our rich history and diverse cultural heritage. If this sounds like you, then come and be a part of the exciting and progressive team at New Hanover County.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s in Library Science from an accredited institution of Library Science. Public library service in an urban setting preferred.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Hours: 8AM-5PM
weekdays with one evening per week and weekends on a rotating basis; must
be available for evening and weekend hours on a rotating basis and during emergency
situations.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.nhcgov.com/HR/Pages/JobOpportunities.aspx

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
230 Government Center Drive Suite 135
Wilmington, NC 28403
9107987178
9107987178
cknips@nhcgov.com

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Library Data Specialist – UNC Chapel Hill Libraries, Chapel Hill NC

TITLE: Library Data Specialist

LIBRARY: UNC Chapel Hill Libraries     CITY: Chapel Hill

NOTE: Paraprofessional position, Academic library

SALARY: Budgeted Hiring Range $39,040 – $45,770

QUALIFICATIONS: Please see job posting: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/104584

DUTIES: See position description below…

APPLY BY: 9/1/2016

TO APPLY: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/104584

Position description:

The Library Data Strategy & Services (LDSS) section (behind-the-scenes in Davis Library) is seeking a quick-learning self-starter unafraid of complexity or digging into the manual to learn what a tool is capable of. If you thrive on the following, please read on:

– Figuring out how data-driven systems work and interact

– Spotting and reconciling errors and inconsistencies, as well as patterns and similarities

– Seeing the details and the big picture

– Increasing your tech skills, making the computer do as much of your work as possible

Our data is primarily descriptive, not quantitative: titles, ISBNs, URLs, dates, etc. It comes in many formats. Some originates locally. We also have about 90 external data sources and partners.

Your main focus will be using data to understand issues and solve problems. Issues/problem reports come from staff across the library and affect library users in various ways. Issues are usually vague: something is amiss, but the scope and scale of the problem are unknown.

You will:

– Identify relevant data sources and retrieval strategies;

– Investigate and understand the issue via the data—often an evolving, creative process as the shape of the issue emerges;

– Resolve the issue: fix it yourself, develop a collaborative solution, or report it and follow up;

– Prioritize and communicate about multiple open issues, reported by different people.

Like many organizations, we need to accomplish more without sacrificing accuracy and quality. LDSS is a leader here, developing new (and streamlining existing) workflows, often employing scripting and other automation techniques. You’ll identify patterns of work across the problems you solve. Working closely with the Library Data Strategist, you’ll systematize repeated work and empower a wider range of staff to help complete repeating tasks.

LDSS manages data about library resources within internal library systems, including the Integrated Library System (ILS), to ensure our users can find what they are looking for. You will load batches of data into the ILS and run bulk edits to update data across multiple records in the system. Eventually, you’ll help the Library Data Strategist (a) maintain the automated flow of ILS catalog data into the publicly-accessible online catalog; and (b) troubleshoot online catalog data problem reports.

Finally, you will work with Digital Research Services (DRS) to build and hone your numeric/statistical data skill set, bringing new ideas and techniques back to LDSS. Depending on DRS’s needs, you may eventually directly assist library staff and patrons with research data issues.

For the full job posting and/or to apply, please visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/104584

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Librarian (Circulation) – Cabarrus County Public Library, Concord NC

TITLE: Librarian (Circulation)

LIBRARY: Cabarrus County Public Library

CITY: Concord, NC

NOTE: CCPL is a growing library system in need of an innovative Librarian! We are looking for a customer-focused individual who is excited about finding new ways to serve the public through library services, and can lead a team to excellence, as well as be a team player on various committees and projects. This is a newly upgraded position that comes with the opportunity to help shape and develop workflow and processes in the areas of circulation, reference, and teen and adult services.

SALARY: $42,329.62-$48,988.23 annually, plus benefits

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires graduation from an ALA accredited library school with MLS/MLIS and some experience in professional library work. Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of modern library services, especially as related to teens and adults.

DUTIES: Responsible for overseeing, supervising and participating in system-wide circulation services; additional operations include a variety of tasks in reference, circulation, and/or technical services; monitors operations and continuously improves quality; performance and effectiveness of the specific library department; assists patrons with library services; oversees the preparation and maintenance of library records and files; trains and evaluates staff; has substantial influence on hiring decisions; interprets policies and procedures.

AVAILABLE: September 6, 2016

APPLY BY: Open until filled.

TO APPLY: Apply online at https://www.cabarruscounty.us/government/departments/human-resources/Pages/Employment-Opportunities.aspx

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Emery Ortiz, Library Director at (704) 920-2063, or emortiz@cabarruscounty.us

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Library Specialist/Cataloging – William M. Randall Library/UNC Wilmington, Wilmington NC

TITLE: Library Specialist/Cataloging

LIBRARY: W. M. Randall Library, UNC Wilmington

CITY: Wilmington, NC

SALARY: Hiring Range: $41,564 – $46,182

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum requirements
Graduation from a four-year college or university and one year of experience in a library or archives and/or records management; or high school and five years experience in a library or archives and/or records management; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Extensive knowledge of cataloging rules and procedures, especially pertinent to audiovisual and 3-dimensional formats. Ability to type with speed and accuracy

Preferred qualifications
Knowledge of and ability to learn computer applications for library procedures. Good interpersonal skills required to maintain good relations with staff and library users. Ability to organize workflow, work under pressure of frequent interruptions, and recognize and solve problems

DUTIES:
This position will perform original cataloging of materials in a variety of formats, ensuring highly accurate data entry and complex bibliographic description in both the library catalog, and in the international cooperative database, Worldcat. In-depth analysis and decision making will be routine part of the workflow, and this position will be required to work independently to solve complex problems.

This position will independently catalog unique and non-standard items received in the Curriculum Materials Center. Approximately 95% of these materials/items will need original cataloging which requires a comprehensive knowledge of description standards and the ability to incorporate them into local practices, which includes several specialized vocabularies and classification schemes.

Additionally, an employee in this position will possess the ability to learn and apply database maintenance and improvement procedures, as well develop complicated search strategies using specialized databases and online tools. The employee will also respond quickly to service requests, and will be able to prioritize responsibilities in order to expedite holds and rush items for patrons.

AVAILABLE: Currently available

APPLY BY: September 16, 2016

TO APPLY: Apply online at https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/5911

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application.
You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.
This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT:

Gary Moore
Coordinator Library Cataloging
W. M. Randall Library
University of North Carolina Wilmington
910-962-4252 voice
Email: mooreg@uncw.edu

 

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