Studio Manager, METRO Library Council - New York City, NY
Posted: Monday, November 4, 2019
Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) seeks a Studio Manager who will bring their expertise and vision to help us realize the next iteration of our hands-on, interactive facility for learning, making, and collaborating. Reporting to METRO’s Manager for Programs and Partnerships, the Studio Manager will bring a friendly, customer-service focused attitude to programming across our facilities, including the METRO studio, our event space, and our community kitchen.
 
METRO is a facility in midtown Manhattan that provides shared access to education, tools and equipment for librarians, archivists, and other knowledge workers. Our event space hosts more than 36 programs each year, ranging from hands-on workshops to meetups to symposia on pressing topics in the library and archives field.
 
Our studio helps our members come together to experiment with new equipment and workflows. Currently, the studio features tools for digitization and media format migration. Programs featuring these tools have been successful, particularly those using our A/V media conversion rack and our podcasting booth. The Studio Manager will continue operating these services, while adjusting and evolving our service model to maximize the impact of the available resources.
 
The ideal candidate will contribute new ideas and present new service design opportunities across all METRO spaces. Performances, screenings, exhibits, and any other events that bring our local GLAM sector together are all viable possibilities. METRO is always evolving. A healthy love of change and experimentation is an attribute we will be looking for in the ideal candidate.
 
The successful candidate is expected to be comfortable using online scheduling software, entering content into a CMS, and to be quick to evaluate and adapt to new software and other web based tools as they are needed for the job. They may also be expected to contribute to the development of internship or fellowship programs, and in addition they may manage those interns or fellows.
 
This is a customer(member)-facing position. Candidates should be prepared to be available for workshops and studio appointments on Tuesdays through Saturdays. This position will be expected to cover evening appointments as needed. The Studio Manager works on site for the entire work week; this is not a remote work opportunity.
 
Compensation for this position is $65,000. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision plans.
 
METRO is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
 
Responsibilities
Responsibilities for this position include:
 
Managing day-to-day operations in METRO’s studio and events spaces – Scheduling studio bookings and event space programs – Ensuring studio equipment and documentation is up-to-date and ready to use – Facilitating METRO member use of mobile digitization and audio toolkits – Integrating studio operations with event programming – Identifying relevant topics and contracting with speakers for METRO events
Establishing METRO’s gallery space – Identifying artists and artworks for display at METRO – Initiating and carrying out contracts with artists
Helping to oversee fellowships, internships, and other longer-term educational programs
Compensation
$65,000 plus fringe
 
Location
New York, NY
 
To Apply
Email .pdfs of your cover letter and resume to info@metro.org by Friday, December 6
 
Company Information
599 11th Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036
 
Contact Information
 
Reference Librarian - Canisius College
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Reference Librarian

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

 

The part-time Reference Librarian is a member of the ALB Library staff.  Under the direction of the Public Services Supervisor the Reference Librarian is responsible for active participation in the development and provision of a full range of reference, research, instructional resources and user services offered by the library.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference assistance to college students, faculty, staff, alumni and visiting patrons.
  • Create, manage, assess and instruct patrons in the use of resources, tools, and services.
  • Advocate for information literacy across campus and its application to teaching, learning, academic libraries, and higher education.
  • Work with other librarians to provide reference and instruction services within identified courses, develop instructional materials, assess both instructor needs for support and student learning and establish best practices.
  • Work with Public Services Supervisor to foster retention efforts through service to students.
  • Coordinate resource-sharing initiatives including Interlibrary Loan, ConnectNY and AcademicSHARE/InfoPass.
  • Supervise and train staff and student employees, oversee purchase on demand, liaison work with participating libraries, billing, revising and enforcing policies, and informing staff of related policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in the Library Liaison Program.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high level customer service; model excellent customer service for support staff and student employees.
  • Interpret library policies and procedures for patrons while handling their questions or concerns in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Exhibit a commitment to support the Canisius College and ALB Library mission, vision, goals, and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s in Library Science and at least 1 year of directly-related library work experience.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to work effectively with various constituencies including: prospective students, current students, their families, general public, faculty, administrators.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to work well within a team environment and independently.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft products and the ability to learn additional programs.
  • Knowledge of Banner desired.
  • Supervisory experience desired. 

Position: This is a part-time position.  The work schedule includes evening/night and weekend hours until 2:00 a.m. some nights. Approximately 20 hours per week.

The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (716) 888-2240.

To apply, go to https://www.canisius.edu/about-canisius/employment-canisius. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please include your cover letter and resume with your application. 

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit University, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice.  Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity.  The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.

Electronic Access Librarian - University of Rochester, Rochester NY
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries seek a creative and intentional Electronic Access Librarian to proactively optimize the system and tool integrations that support researchers, students, and community members as they connect to RC Library Collections. Reporting to the Head of Collection Strategies, the Electronic Access Librarian supports access throughout the research lifecycle in collaboration with a talented cross-functional team.

Key responsibilities include: configuration and administration of select applications that support access to collections and other knowledge resources; preparation and maintenance of logs, reports and statistical data to facilitate data-driven decision-making; documentation creation and outreach to library staff, the broader university, and external partners and vendors; ensuring application integration efficiency and effectiveness; support for accessibility in licensing; staying current with emerging trends and best practices related to electronic access models.

Position Details:

30% Managing Access

  • Configures and administers a variety of library systems and tools that interface with the library service platform (Alma) and webscale discovery interface (Summon)
  • Identifies potential systems and tools in support of emerging access models
  • Oversees, documents, and communicates authentication and access optimization efforts
  • Supports library staff in optimizing related workflows to library-related licensed applications that facilitate electronic access
  • Interfaces with Library IT Services and Outreach Departments to optimize access experience

30% Supporting Access

  • Supports outreach and relationship building with patrons, library staff, and vendors, and facilitates productive communication between them to identify and respond to access issues
  • Prepares and maintains logs, reports and statistical data to assist the Libraries in maximizing data-driven decision-making
  • Proactively communicates and troubleshoots tier 2 access issues in coordination with a variety of departments, developing and disseminating documentation
  • Researches and promotes best practices to ensure optimal access for patrons across library systems and applications
  • Provides accessibility and inclusive access input to license negotiations

30% Ensuring Access

  • Manages long-term preservation of access to electronic resources through appropriate services (LOCKSS, Portico), purchasing/licensing options, and collaborative collection ventures (CRL, EAST)
  • Participates in review of contracts and negotiations for ensuring consistent access to resources, and identifies opportunities for opening and preserving collections as data
  • Supports data librarian in identification of opportunities to support outreach for personal digital archiving and securing purchased datasets, and preservation for research and other scholarly outputs
  • Coordinates efforts to ensure access to university research as a digital estate through collaboration with Metadata and Research Initiatives departments

10% Miscellaneous

  • Maintains currency with library functions, resources, practices and procedures
  • Participates in and contributes towards River Campus Libraries and University committees, meetings, and events
  • Maintains professional collaborations with River Campus Libraries colleagues and campus constituencies
  • Contributes to the profession through active participation in conferences, associations, research, writing, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 REQUIREMENTS:

  Required:

  • Post-graduate degree in library and information science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution (or related degree that readies for this position)
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and understanding of their value and centrality to collection work
  • Willingness to learn and explore; interest in redefining traditional conceptions of collection work; tolerance for risk and failure; ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Service ethic and user-centered thinking
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills and ability to form strong connections with colleagues across the library and university, peers at other institutions, and vendor contacts
  • Ability to work in a team environment

 

Preferred

Expertise in one or more of the following areas: application management, application development, negotiation, data management, project management, or scholarly communication

 

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/ Protected Vet. The River Campus Libraries are committed to an environment that supports a culture of diversity and inclusion.   We encourage and invite applicants of color, LGBTQ applicants, and applicants of diverse socioeconomic, cultural and experiential backgrounds to apply for this position. We are invested in supporting employee development and success.

If you have questions regarding the position, please reach out to Lindsay Cronk, Head of Collection Strategies, lindsay.cronk@rochester.edu.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT:

http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs/

Reference ID: 218589

*When applying online, please upload your cover letter & resume as one pdf document.

Information Literacy Librarian, SUNY Potsdam - Potsdam, NY
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

SUNY Potsdam seeks a service-oriented, intellectually curious teacher-librarian to advance the information literacy goals of the SUNY Potsdam community.

The Information Literacy Librarian will join a team of seven library faculty and six support staff. The College Libraries comprise both the main Crumb Library and the Crane Library, which supports the renowned Crane School of Music. The Crumb Library is located within the Lougheed Learning Commons. This position is an exciting opportunity for a librarian interested in working at a SUNY college known for its professional studies, arts, and STEM programs.

Please see the complete job description, qualifications, and application requirements on our library website or at the Quicklink: http://employment.potsdam.edu/postings/4122