Virtual: Director Library & Learning Services

4.3.17 – Director Library & Learning Services
American Intercontinental University (AIU), USA

Sarah P’s comments: Looks like a new position from a university who has not previously posted remote positions. Reviews:  Glassdoor and GradReports.

Direct, plan and organize centralized library systems and resource activities to support the instructional and learning service needs of students and faculty, while ensuring high quality learning and maintenance of accreditation standards. Maintain and build the online library collection and work with Dirs. of Library Services on ground to ensure student needs are being met. Create and prove support and resources in order to engage students and increase student learning in the community within the ground and Virtual Campuses. Create and promote a collaborative learning environment that actively encourages faculty and students to interact with and utilize available resources. Direct the facilitation of student and faculty webinars, presentations and workshops for various learning resource topics, etc.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide vision and leadership for the development of library resources, learning services and policies.
  • Develop short and long range plans for the library that support the goals of the university and ensure compliance with all accreditation standards.
  • Implements procedures to ensure effective administration of library operations.
  • Develop and implement a program of library orientation and information literacy instruction that supports the instructional program and teaches lifelong learning skills.
  • Direct the efficiency of the learning service area including, student tutors, available hours and tracking of the success labs.
  • Maintain records and statistics on library to meet all regulatory requirements.
  • Identify and implement student and faculty outreach based on results of assessment (readiness) and/or inquiry.
  • Partner with academic leadership to ensure content selected for library supports the variety of programs of study delivered by the institution.
  • Work with Corporate Legal and provide the appropriate training copyright issues and implementation of CEC copyright policies and contracts.
  • Effectively utilizes digital tools to communicate with students, peers and community members.
  • Develop, evaluate and maintain library services and resources to support student and faculty institutional needs.
  • Provide leadership to students and faculty through support and assistance on the utilization of the library facilities.
  • Promote and encourage the ethical use of information by faculty and students
  • Develop core library collection and lists for new programs.
  • Review usage data and evaluate effectiveness of the library resources and services as part of the continuous improvement process.
  • Promote and encourage the ethical use of information by faculty and students.
  • Coordinate the activities of the Learning Resource Center including assessment, scheduling tutors/student workers, managing operational hours and supervising faculty/mentors as indicated.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the ground campus Librarians and Learning Services staff.
  • Communicate with the ground campus librarian to be certain of changing guidelines, legislation, trends and emerging technology affecting library Resources and services.
  • Attend training and development meetings as assigned.
  • Complete the required Institutional Effectiveness reports.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

This is a remote position

Education and Experience:
Required

  • Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Masters of Library & Information Science (MLIS)

Education and Experience:
Preferred

  • Terminal Degree

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Competencies

  • Comprehensive understanding of all academic programs and operations
  • The ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint and CampusVue
  • Ability to treat all issues with objectivity, and neutrality, emphasizing student service
  • Strong Listening Skills
  • Project Management / Time Management Skills
  • Conflict Management Skills
  • Ability to apply and adapt policies and procedures to resolve issues
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Passion for students and education

Application Information

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Virtual: Liaison Librarian

4.3.17 –  Liaison Librarian – Social Work & Human Services
Walden University, USA (remote/online position)

Sarah P’s comments: Walden listed 3 positions in 2015 and one in 2017 (still open – click here to view). Walden is an established online university with “more than 47,800 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees”. However, the reviews on Glassdoor are mixed. Read them carefully to see if you could be a good fit with this organization.

Liaison / Outreach Role & Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Library’s expert on the needs of the faculty and students in designated programs.
  • Collect information and data both anecdotal and statistical to identify points in programs that would benefit from library instruction or intervention.
  • Maintain knowledge of the evolving content of the curriculum, goals, and expected outcomes.
  • Identify first courses or early courses where students need to develop information literacy skills and final or large scale research projects where students need advanced research skills.
  • Identify, establish, and maintain contact (outreach) with the key stakeholders in the academic programs, academic centers, and course development.
  • Identify opportunities for library content to be updated, created, and integrated into courses and programs. (course maintenance and development)
  • Networking and awareness of program structure, benchmarking with appropriate institutions and understanding program expectations.
  • Develop an annual review schedule of programs to identify upgrades, outdated materials and new opportunities to support students and faculty.
  • Review course scope and sequence documents and identify problems and/or needs for instruction development.
  • Provide literature review consultations, and support for doctoral students.
  • Complete faculty and staff research support on request.
  • Develop internal training related to assigned programs and subject areas for staff librarians.

Instruction Role & Responsibilities

  • All Liaison Librarians must be trained and involved in production of instructional pieces including assignment guides, quick answers, library labs, tutorials, videos, etc.
  • Liaisons will work more specifically within their programs to develop and deliver instruction.
  • Liaisons will staff in-person and virtual Residencies and develop instructional and informational materials to improve Residency-based Library experience for students and faculty.

Reference Role & Responsibilities

  • All Liaison Librarians will staff the reference desk.

Requirements:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree.
  • Experience searching the major academic databases.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Desired:

  • Subject knowledge related to Social Work or Human Services programs bachelors through doctoral.
  • Expert-level research ability in online databases.
  • Experience teaching information literacy skills including the use of online databases.
  • Experience in an online academic library serving students at a distance.
  • Experience supporting doctoral level information literacy outcomes.

Other information:

  • This position can be done either virtually or from our office in Minneapolis, MN
  • This is a salaried, 40 hour per week, associate librarian position with full benefits.
  • Regular hours are Monday through Friday with occasional nights and weekends.
  • Travel may be required up to four times per year.

Application Information

Virtual: Liaison Librarian – Nursing

3.10.17 –  Liaison Librarian – Nursing
Walden University, USA (remote/online position)

Sarah P’s comments: Walden listed 3 positions in 2015 and one in 2017. Walden is an established online university with “more than 47,800 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees”. However, the reviews on Glassdoor are mixed. Read them carefully to see if you could be a good fit with this organization.

Liaison / Outreach Role & Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Library’s expert on the needs of the faculty and students in designated programs.
  • Collect information and data both anecdotal and statistical to identify points in programs that would benefit from library instruction or intervention.
  • Maintain knowledge of the evolving content of the curriculum, goals, and expected outcomes.
  • Identify first courses or early courses where students need to develop information literacy skills and final or large scale research projects where students need advanced research skills.
  • Identify, establish, and maintain contact (outreach) with the key stakeholders in the academic programs, academic centers, and course development.
  • Identify opportunities for library content to be updated, created, and integrated into courses and programs. (course maintenance and development)
  • Networking and awareness of program structure, benchmarking with appropriate institutions and understanding program expectations.
  • Develop an annual review schedule of programs to identify upgrades, outdated materials and new opportunities to support students and faculty.
  • Review course scope and sequence documents and identify problems and/or needs for instruction development.
  • Provide literature review consultations, and support for doctoral students.
  • Complete faculty and staff research support on request.
  • Develop internal training related to assigned programs and subject areas for staff librarians.

Instruction Role & Responsibilities

  • All Liaison Librarians must be trained and involved in production of instructional pieces including assignment guides, quick answers, library labs, tutorials, videos, etc.
  • Liaisons will work more specifically within their programs to develop and deliver instruction.
  • Liaisons will staff in-person and virtual Residencies and develop instructional and informational materials to improve Residency-based Library experience for students and faculty.

Reference Role & Responsibilities

  • All Liaison Librarians will staff the reference desk.

Requirements:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree.
  • Experience in clinical or academic medical librarianship, or as a nursing liaison
  • Experience searching the major academic databases.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Desired:

  • Subject knowledge related to Nursing programs bachelors through doctoral.
  • Expert-level research ability in online databases.
  • Experience teaching information literacy skills including the use of online databases.
  • Experience in an online academic library serving students at a distance.
  • Experience supporting doctoral level information literacy outcomes.

Other information:

  • This position can be done either virtually or from our office in Minneapolis, MN
  • This is a salaried, 40 hour per week, associate librarian position with full benefits.
  • Regular hours are Monday through Friday with occasional nights and weekends.
  • Travel may be required up to four times per year.

Application Information

Virtual: Online Instructor

2.7.17 –  Online Instructor
Preserve This, USA

Online Instructor, Preservation Metadata Basics
This is a contracted job to teach a 4-week self-paced, asynchronous course “Preservation Metadata Basics.” Instructor will provide weekly lessons in the form of pdfs, word docs, and screencasting. Instructor is responsible for assigning readings, creating homework assignments, creating exams, and keeping students on track during the course. Instructor MUST have a comprehensive understanding of PREMIS and preservation metadata. Ideal job for a librarian or archivist.
It is preferable that instructor have experience teaching in an online format but it is not required. Tutorials and instruction will be provided for those who have never taught online before. This is a remote job. Compensation is competitive.

Course is scheduled to be held in May 2017.

Email CV by Feb 20th to: info@preservethis.org
Job Type: Contract

No phone calls, please.


Other course topics we’re interested in:

  • Archival Data Management Systems
  • Digitization

We’re open to other ideas as well.


Please email: info@preservethis.org for more information.

Compensation is competitive.

Job: Virtual Reference Librarian

6.20.16 – Update: position re-posted…not sure what is happening with this but the link is working now…

5.29.16 – Update: Position Removed & also not found on Argosy site either…???

5.27.16 –  Reference Librarian (Remote)
Argosy University, Chicago, IL, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  I haven’t seen a virtual position listed before for this university. See the reviews for further information:
Glassdoor Employment Reviews
Student Reviews

 

This position can be campus based or remote. The Reference Librarian is responsible for providing reference, research and information literacy instruction to the campus community, using library materials in all formats. Will assist faculty, students and staff in development of research skills as well as teach patrons how to use the Library’s integrated catalog. Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements

  • Provide reference and assist all patrons with development of research skills.
  • Create, write and update library publications, such as manuals, guides, bookmarks, bibliographies, subject guides and other information literacy/library promotional materials.
  • Supervise any ILL services offered and contribute content to library web site.
  • Serve as coordinator for collection development. Assist Director of Library in campus community outreach activities, ensuring that library collections meet user needs.
  • Acquire new materials in all formats consistent with overall institutional strategic goals, the library’s collection development policy, and annual budget allocations.
  • Review existing collections for continued curriculum relevance.
  • Oversee repair and maintenance of library AV equipment as well as supervise processing, repair, binding of library materials, in cooperation with Technical Services Librarian.
  • Assist Director of Library in strategic planning and preparation of the annual library budget.
  • Oversee student workers in shelving and inventory of library materials and schedule their work hours to assist in coverage of the circulation desk.
  • Develop, maintain library operations manual. Attend meetings and workshops, and seek additional opportunities for professional development. Other Duties as assigned.

Reports To:
Director of Library

Directly Supervises:
Student Workers (No.# of Direct Reports varies by campus)

Interacts With:
Technical Services Librarian, faculty, students, and staff

Job Requirements

Knowledge:

  • Master’s Degree in Library, Information Science, or related from an ALA accredited school.
  • At least 3 to 5 years experience working in a library in a post-secondary institution.
  • Held positions of increasingly responsible experience in the industry.
  • Knowledge of subjects usually taught at a post-secondary institution
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, OCLC, MARC records and current technologies

Skills:

  • Fiscal and personnel management expertise.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both peer and subordinate personnel.
  • Superior organizational skills

Abilities:

  • Work effectively a team member to insure that departmental goals are met.
  • Ability to work well within the principles and practices of collection development.
  • Ability to teach information literacy skills
  • Comfort level with expanding and contracting sphere of influence as required at times by the role.
  • Ability to frequently lift 10 to 15 pounds.

Job: Reference Librarian (Remote)

6.20.16 – Update: position re-posted…not sure what is happening with this but the link is working now…

5.29.16 – Update: Position Removed & also not found on Argosy site either…???

5.27.16 –  Reference Librarian (Remote)
Argosy University, Chicago, IL, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  I haven’t seen a virtual position listed before for this university. See the reviews for further information:
Glassdoor Employment Reviews
Student Reviews

 

This position can be campus based or remote. The Reference Librarian is responsible for providing reference, research and information literacy instruction to the campus community, using library materials in all formats. Will assist faculty, students and staff in development of research skills as well as teach patrons how to use the Library’s integrated catalog. Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements

  • Provide reference and assist all patrons with development of research skills.
  • Create, write and update library publications, such as manuals, guides, bookmarks, bibliographies, subject guides and other information literacy/library promotional materials.
  • Supervise any ILL services offered and contribute content to library web site.
  • Serve as coordinator for collection development. Assist Director of Library in campus community outreach activities, ensuring that library collections meet user needs.
  • Acquire new materials in all formats consistent with overall institutional strategic goals, the library’s collection development policy, and annual budget allocations.
  • Review existing collections for continued curriculum relevance.
  • Oversee repair and maintenance of library AV equipment as well as supervise processing, repair, binding of library materials, in cooperation with Technical Services Librarian.
  • Assist Director of Library in strategic planning and preparation of the annual library budget.
  • Oversee student workers in shelving and inventory of library materials and schedule their work hours to assist in coverage of the circulation desk.
  • Develop, maintain library operations manual. Attend meetings and workshops, and seek additional opportunities for professional development. Other Duties as assigned.

Reports To:
Director of Library

Directly Supervises:
Student Workers (No.# of Direct Reports varies by campus)

Interacts With:
Technical Services Librarian, faculty, students, and staff

Job Requirements

Knowledge:

  • Master’s Degree in Library, Information Science, or related from an ALA accredited school.
  • At least 3 to 5 years experience working in a library in a post-secondary institution.
  • Held positions of increasingly responsible experience in the industry.
  • Knowledge of subjects usually taught at a post-secondary institution
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, OCLC, MARC records and current technologies

Skills:

  • Fiscal and personnel management expertise.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both peer and subordinate personnel.
  • Superior organizational skills

Abilities:

  • Work effectively a team member to insure that departmental goals are met.
  • Ability to work well within the principles and practices of collection development.
  • Ability to teach information literacy skills
  • Comfort level with expanding and contracting sphere of influence as required at times by the role.
  • Ability to frequently lift 10 to 15 pounds.

Job: Virtual Researcher

2.29.16 – Virtual Researchers
USA/Worldwide

Sarah P’s comments: I received an e-mail from a Research Manager at Wonder asking whether I would be willing to post this opportunity.  After some initial research, I can say they are a legitimate company. Here is some more information about working for this company, and also the job description and application link which was shared with me.  For the sake of others please share your experience with this company.

FYI: Wonder does not hire residents of California, New York, and Massachusetts however I inquired about non-US citizens and received the following reply. ‘Our research positions are open to all, and we welcome non-US citizens. All payment is done through PayPal to make it easy for those outside the US. Our only requirement is a strong command of the English language.’

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Glassdoor Reviews

 

Join Wonder’s fast-growing network of freelance researchers!

(FAQs, Application, and details below)

Wonder (askwonder.com) is a personal research assistant that saves people time by getting detailed answers and resources delivered to their inboxes by a trusted network of researchers.

We’re looking for individuals with exceptional online research skills to join our community of independent paid researchers. Wonder clients post questions about various topics in economics, business, technology, product recommendations and more, and your job is to efficiently track down the highest quality resources across the Web and explain the results in a personable, human way.  Wonder allows you to combine your researching skills as a librarian (or library sciences student) with your desire to help provide knowledge to those who seek it, and to get paid in the process.

As an independent contractor, you can work whenever you want, as often as you want, and from wherever you want. You also have complete choice over which questions to answer — pick the ones that are interesting to you.

Questions get posted to a central dashboard, from which you can choose to claim whichever seem most interesting to you. For each search you claim, you’ll be tasked with finding 5+ links to high-quality sources, and writing a rich summary directly answering the user’s query while adding any insights you gleaned along the way.

QUALIFICATIONS

Researchers are problem solvers with a sense of imagination that helps them dig deep and find meaningful insights based on available data. Some characteristics we’re looking for:

  • A discerning eye for quality content

  • Strong general knowledge paired with several areas of expertise

  • Command of the English language and strong/grammatical writing a must

  • Ability to create lean, high-level, often quantitative summaries directly answering users’ questions

  • Critical analysis, logical reasoning skills

  • Keen attention to details

  • Previous experience in a research-intensive role is a definite plus
You can read more about the job description and the FAQs here:  http://bit.ly/1RYyG27
When you’re ready to apply, head over to: askwonder.com/application