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Job: Executive Director

5.16.17 –  Executive Director (remote/part-time)
Open Preservation Foundation, UK

Hours:​ Part­ time (24 hours/week)
Contract type:​ Fixed term for 12 months, renewable upon mutual agreement
Salary: £45,000+ a year pro rata , depending on skills and experience
Reports to:​ Board of Directors
Location:​ Negotiable (with significant travel within EU and beyond)
 
The Open Preservation Foundation is looking for an experienced, motivated and visionary leader to fill the position of Executive Director.
 
The Foundation is an international not for profit membership organisation providing open source digital preservation technology and knowledge to memory institutions around the world.
 
The Executive Director is expected:
  • To lead, manage, and develop the Foundation and build an international community of  practitioners working in the field of digital preservation.
  • To grow the membership of the Foundation and ensure that member organisations benefit from their association with the organisation.
  • To create strategies and seek funding to sustain and develop the Foundation’s open source digital preservation solutions and services.
  • To provide leadership and management of OPF staff (currently 2.0FTE) and budgets  (c. £350k/annum) and to run the organisation responsibly and with accountability.
Full job description
To apply
Please email your letter of application and CV to Becky McGuinness (becky@openpreservation.org).
 
Closing date
12:00 noon BST on Wednesday 7 June 2017.
 
We will invite successful candidates to first interviews by video conference. The Board may decide to hold a subsequent face-to-face interview with top candidates (location to be confirmed).
 
If you have any enquiries about the post, please contact me.
 
Becky McGuinness | Community Manager

@openpreserve | Skype: becky.mcguinness1
Open Preservation Foundation

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Virtual: Adjunct Instructor, Library Media

4.13.17 –  Adjunct Instructor, Library Media (part-time)
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah

Sarah P’s comments:  Another virtual posting from someone new.  There are a few reviews but nothing which specifically addresses how they are to work for in the online environment.
Glassdoor Reviews
Indeed Reviews

 

Southern Utah University, Utah’s designated public liberal arts and sciences university, is a comprehensive, regional graduate and undergraduate degree-granting university. Located in Cedar City, Utah, it is an accredited, state-supported institution with an enrollment of over 9,000 students. Home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and surrounded by national parks, monuments, forests and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world, it is only 40 minutes from great snow skiing and year-round golfing. It is located 2 ½ hours from Las Vegas and 3 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.

Southern Utah University invites applications for Adjunct Instructor, Library Media. This is a part-time, adjunct position to start 8/16/2017. Salary is the current rate as determined by President’s Council.

Summary:
The Sherratt Library is seeking qualified individuals to teach sections of their LM 1010 Information Literacy course. This course is a basic introduction to information literacy skills and is taught online.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Teaches assigned sections of LM 1010 Information Literacy, delivered online only through a Canvas LMS instance, including making individualized assessments and submitting final grades; interacting with students.
2. Participates in meetings and training regarding LM 1010 courses, teaching methods, learning standards, and outcomes.
3. Works collegially with other instructional faculty and staff.

Required Qualifications:
1. MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or foreign equivalent, or demonstrably successful experience with information literacy-related instruction to undergraduate-age students in a collegiate setting.
2. Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks asynchronously in an academic environment.
3. Flexibility and interpersonal abilities of a nature to work successfully with a wide variety of students and library administration.
4. Ability to work independently and collegially with commitment to quality, engaged service.
5. Demonstrably effective communications skills with students and colleagues.
6. Commitment to effective teaching that supports student learning.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience or commitment to teaching at the college level (online and/or face-to-face).
2. Working knowledge of the library catalogs, databases, search strategies, Boolean searching, keyword selection, and search delimiters.
3. Understanding of college-level information literacy skills and the library research process.
4. Familiarity with online learning best practices. Experience with the Instructure Canvas Learning Management System.

Applicants need to apply online at http://jobs.suu.edu (Job # F1600093) or use the direct link at http://jobs.suu.edu/postings/1222 and click on “Apply for this job”.

Individuals are asked to attach, electronically, the following required documents: a cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
This position is open until filled. If you have questions or problems with the application process, contact Human Resources at jobs@suu.edu or 435-865-8572. Southern Utah University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Information

Contact:
Human Resources
Southern Utah University
Phone:
435-586-7754
Fax:
435-586-7948
Online App. Form:

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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

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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.

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Virtual: Part-Time Reference Librarian

2.10.17 –  Part-Time Reference Librarian
Walden University, USA (remote/online position)

Sarah P’s comments:  Walden listed 3 positions in 2015 but non for the past 1 1/2 years. 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”.  As such this is an interesting opportunity to work independently while establishing an international aspect to your career.  It is also a chance for non-US librarians to work for a US university.  The cons are that the reviews on Glassdoor are mixed.  Read them carefully to see if you could be a good fit with this organization.

 

Walden University offers advanced degrees online to professionals whose work impacts others. Degree programs include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology, and engineering. Our challenging programs are designed to help students make a difference in the lives of clients, the health of communities, or the success of an organization.

We are currently seeking a professional to join our team as a Part-time Reference Librarian. The part-time reference librarian will provide high quality reference service at a distance to Walden students, faculty, and staff by email, chat, and phone evenings and weekends.

Requirements:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science
  • At least one year of academic library reference experience including email, chat or phone
  • Experience searching and teaching the use of online databases
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

(Click on above title link to apply.)

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Virtual: IIIF Technology Coordinator

11.9.16 – Technology Coordinator
Council on Library and Information Resources (LCIR), North America/Western Europe

Sarah P’s comments: This an another virtual position saying the work area is North America and Western Europe. It is unclear about who is eligible to apply but I would assume US, Canadian, UK, and EU passport holders.

 

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium seeks a dedicated staff member to serve as coordinator for IIIF technology. The IIIF Technology Coordinator will play a key role as the IIIF community expands, by serving as a facilitator, provisioner and maintainer of IIIF-related infrastructure; an expert consultant on IIIF technology issues for adopters and integrators; and a general resource for helping coordinate and support IIIF’s technical components. The IIIF Technology Coordinator will work hand-in-hand with and complement the IIIF Community & Communications Officer, who has a major focus on community and communications management. This may be a 70% to 100% time role.

Reporting Lines: The incumbent will be an employee of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Specifically, week-to-week activities supporting IIIF will be directed by the Chair of the IIIF Coordinating Committee or her/his designate, with high level direction coming from the chairperson of IIIF Executive Group. Administrative support and general working conditions will be provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Duties for the Technology Coordinator include:

Provision and maintain IIIF technical and communications infrastructure.
This includes a combination of hands-on development and system support, as well as technical product and project management for components that may be sourced from the community or outsourced to a commercial firm. The Technology Coordinator will provide leadership in conjunction with the IIIF coordinating committee, editors, and community to assess and recommend improvement or new infrastructure. The IIIF infrastructure includes technologies supporting communications, adopters, and end-users:

  • IIIF.io website publishing platform
  • IIIF Demo / Sandbox environment (to demonstrate IIIF functionality with showcase apps and sites)
  • IIIF validators (to confirm target servers and clients conform to the APIs)
  • IIIF converters and shims (to help existing sites convert their images and/or data to be IIIF-compatible)
  • IIIF registry of adopters and implementers. While the Community & Communications Officer will play a major role in populating the content (along with community input), the registry itself will require technical provisioning and maintenance.
  • Other IIIF discovery components, including:
    • Index of IIIF sites / content
    • Central annotation store

IIIF Technical Expert / Advisor / Consultant to Adopters
With a deep understanding of IIIF APIs, data models, and compliant software, the Technology Coordinator will serve as a consultant and expert liaison on specific projects for those who are engaged with IIIF and may need guidance or expert interpretation on the technology. This includes for:

  • Adopting repositories and technical staff looking to set up API endpoints and/or convert their data
  • Software companies looking to make their products IIIF compatible
  • Search aggregators (e.g., DPLA, Europeana, Flickr, Google, Artstor)
  • Other open source projects with complementary efforts (acting as an integration broker)
  • Other organizations / groups (such as IPTC)
  • Those seeking grants to make their projects IIIF-compatible. It is envisioned this role may both help consult on proposals as well as be written in as an expert external resource.

Community Resource & Contributor to Advancing IIIF
As a dedicated expert focused on IIIF, the Technology Coordinator will serve as a general resource in helping advance the overall framework and community. This includes:

  • Fielding technical queries on the IIIF email lists as able, especially for queries that are not replied to by other community members
  • Helping gather and provide requirements and use cases to feed the technical specification process
  • Helping validate draft specifications through independent implementations
  • Helping test compliance/compatibility of software & implementations
  • Understanding the general technical needs of IIIF adopters, and helping ensure appropriate technical support channels exist in the community
    • This includes paying special attention to the requirements of IIIF-C members, who help support IIIF financially.
  • Participate in IIIF-related grants and projects as a IIIF central resource (e.g., participating in proposal writing, project management, technical consulting, etc.)
  • Working with the IIIF Community & Communications Officer to:
    • Deliver training (especially the more technical aspects)
    • Conduct marketing and outreach
    • Maintain community content
    • Support the IIIF-C Executive Committee, IIIF Coordinating Committee and community groups in defining objectives, strategies, and policies for IIIF; working with the IIIF Community & Communications Officer to facilitate community endeavors of these goals.

Required and Desired Skills & Experience
The ideal candidate:

  • will be self-directed and highly organized;
  • will possess well documented, demonstrated, and effective communication skills including oral, written, and presentation capabilities;
  • will have sufficient and demonstrated technical depth to obtain both a conceptual and detailed understanding of the IIIF specifications and components in interoperable systems;
  • will be facile with current, relevant web technologies and standards for web-based image delivery, and related technologies (search, audio-visual, 3d);
  • will be savvy using GitHub, JSON-LD and linked data;
  • will have demonstrated experience with at least one modern programming language, preferably Python and/or Ruby;
  • will have hands-on experience managing production infrastructure;
  • will have previous, direct experience with information technology in libraries, archives or museums;
  • will be able to work with IIIF community members of all technical abilities;
  • will be comfortable and thrive in an open community; and
  • will be adept in fostering contributions and participation from a growing member and adopter base as well as commercial firms.

Travel required. Location anywhere in North America or Western Europe. Salary dependent upon qualifications; benefits as applicable.

To apply:
send a cover letter and CV to Sheila Rabun, IIIF Communications and Coordination Officer, at srabun@iiif.io. Please direct any questions to srabun@iiif.io.


About CLIR:
CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. CLIR is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. For more information about CLIR, visit our website at www.clir.org.

 

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Virtual: Engagement Manager

11.8.16 – Engagement Manager
Altmetric, UK/US

Sarah P’s comments:  Here is a UK-based company advertising for a US-based person.  Therefore, I would assume you will need the right to work in the US but, if interested, I would write and check as they might accept Canadian applicants as well.

 

DescriptionWe’re looking for a US-based Engagement Manager to join our growing team! You’d be responsible for ensuring publishers, institutions and non-academic customers around the world are supported in using Altmetric tools and applying our data. Working closely with customers to assess training and educational requirements, this role involves running webinars, in-person training sessions and interactive workshops.

Skilled at developing and nurturing client relationships, you’ll be responsible for ongoing engagement and collaboration with our customers post-implementation. You’ll be reporting to the Head of Implementations & Support, and liaising with our sales teams to successfully embed Altmetric tools across all of our clients.

Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with customers post-implementation to provide training, advice and roll-out support, ensuring relevant stakeholders are engaged
  • Run customer training webinars, in-person sessions, workshops and regular refreshers
  • Work closely with the Head of Implementations and Support and sales teams to conduct regular consultative check-in calls with customers, providing advice and support to help embed Altmetric tools across the organisation
  • Create slide decks, multimedia and print training materials and keep up-to-date
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Altmetric products and customer needs
  • Collect and develop customer roll-out plans and identify support gaps
  • Engage with wider scholarly communications community to ensure training and advice remains relevant and useful
  • Work closely with sales teams to develop and nurture existing client relationships
  • Report back to the Product Development Manager on real-life usage scenarios
  • Provide implementation and onboarding support where required
  • Demo or present at conferences where needed 

Key skills

  • Adept at building relationships with stakeholders, understanding customer needs and tailoring approach accordingly
  • Excellent communications skills to engage with customers, the wider scholarly community, and the team
  • Ability to produce and maintain useful training and roll-out materials, ideally with experience using InDesign
  • Confident presenting/demoing to large groups of people
  • A high level of productivity and good prioritisation skills

Experience

  • 3-5 years’ work experience in the scholarly publishing and academic sector or scholarly software
  • Ideally will have worked in an US academic library or a university environment
  • Need to be an excellent communicator using the written and spoken word
  • Passionate about scholarly communication, creativity and building new businesses
  • Efficient and well-organised, but also pragmatic and flexible
  • A “doer” and a team player
  • Ability to demonstrate personal credibility and integrity

About Altmetric

Altmetric LLP is a UK-based data science company dedicated to producing alternative metrics for research outputs ranging from peer-reviewed journal articles to datasets and software. With a global customer base spanning academic institutions, publishers, government agencies, non-profits, research institutes, and corporations, Altmetric is the gold standard in altmetrics data.

If you’d like to apply for this role please email your CV and a covering letter describing your suitability to jobs@altmetric.com.


 

 

 

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