Holy Names University Cushing Library seeks a creative, dynamic, team-oriented individual to serve as a Collections & Research Librarian Research Librarian (full-time/ 12- months) to energetically lead collections initiatives including the implementation of Digital Collections projects. Primary responsibilities include leading the development, assessment, and maintenance of collections in order to strategically support the diverse teaching, research, and learning needs of the HNU community, creating digital collections projects, developing collections and preservation priorities, and metadata creation. Additionally, the position will provide research assistance, conduct instruction and workshops, provide cataloging services, and oversee acquisitions process and collection budget. Some evening and weekend work is required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:
- Lead the development, assessment, and maintenance of collections in order to strategically support the diverse teaching, research, and learning needs of the HNU community.
- Serve as primary contact for vendors for books, e-books, and multimedia resources.
- Maintain current knowledge of trends in collection development, scholarly communication, and the publishing industry.
- Manage donations of materials to the collection.
- Plan collection development strategies and policies and serve as principal resource on collection development issues.
- Oversee the collections budget and acquisitions process.
- Utilize WMS and OCLC in the creation of original and copy bibliographic records.
- Create and edit metadata according to local and national standards.
- Solve bibliographic access problems.
- Apply technology to solve problems in library resource development and increase student and staff access to information resources.
- Lead overall technology planning for the Library’s Digital Collections resources.
- Create, integrate, and ensure long-term access to digitized information services and resources that support the teaching, learning, and research missions.
- Develop institutional standards and best practices for ongoing digital reformatting of print, manuscript, and non-print materials including audio, video, and electronic data.
- Train and supervise staff and student employees engaged in scanning, data entry and other tasks associated with the creation of digital collection workflows.
- Research, evaluate, and test methodologies, standards, and software used in the creation of digital collections and their long-term preservation.
- Facilitate access to institution’s digital content, including reposition systems.
- Provide specialized research assistance to students, faculty, and visiting scholars, both on-site and remotely.
- Establish instructional goals and strategies, promoting instructional offerings and collaborating with faculty and administration to promote information literacy.
- Teach course-integrated instruction across disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Produce and manage web-based resource guides and similar tools for supporting information literacy and research services.
- Maintain awareness of best practices and trends in library instruction and instructional needs and implements practices, as appropriate.
- Work collaboratively with librarians, faculty, staff, and students on information literacy instruction, specialized workshops, reference, assessment, library services and collection development activities.
- Serve as a library liaison to one or more academic units providing customized services.
- Evaluate materials (books, periodicals, multi-media and online resources) in assigned areas of responsibilities.
- Collaborate with faculty to determine priorities for the collection.
- Actively evaluate assigned collection areas to determine quality, currency, and relevance; making removal and purchasing recommendations.
- Participate in marketing and outreach efforts of the library by coordinating orientation efforts, promotional events, and other activities.
- Keep current with emerging trends and technologies, evaluating developments, and recommending directions.
- Actively engage in scholarly and professional activities with campus, local and national committees and organizations.
- Identify grant and other external support.
- Compile statistics and provide analysis of significance.
- Serve as a back up to other units and services as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- An ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science.
- Two years’ experience in an Academic Library.
- Experience with cataloging including the ability to create original as well as copy bibliographic records.
- Working knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata schemas, RDA, AACR2, LC subject headings and classification, Medical Subject Headings, and EAD, DACS, and DCRM.
- Working knowledge of library and archives preservation principles, including digitization and metadata standards for long-term preservation and access.
- Experience facilitating access to institution digital content, including reposition systems.
- Experience with CONTENTdm digital collection platform and the concepts used in organizing and presenting digital information.
- Intermediate expertise with Microsoft Office, SpringShare, Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia Studio, or similar e-learning software.
- Working knowledge of web-based technology such as CSS, HTML, and related software.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.
- Knowledge of web development and accessibility standards.
- Experience in the provision of reference and instructional services.
- Knowledge of copyright, permissions, and appropriate attribution of licensed materials.
- Experience preparing and delivering workshops and presentations.
- Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development through memberships in regional, state, and national organizations or other activities appropriate to the discipline or assignment.
- Able to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment.
- Excellent problem solving, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to understand user comfort levels with technology and employ teaching concepts related to the adult learner.
- Highly flexible with ability to thrive in a fast-paced and continually changing environment.
- Ability to troubleshoot computers and/or software applications.
- Experience at urban research institutions within a diverse and social responsible learning community is desired.
The review of applications will begin immediately. For consideration, applicants should submit a Holy Names University (staff/faculty) employment application with a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Holy Names University (HNU)
Oakland’s Holy Names University (HNU) was founded in 1868 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, the university’s mission is to empower and prepare a diverse student body for productive lives of leadership and service in a complex world. HNU offers a liberal arts and professional education through 15 undergraduate majors and seven master’s degree programs. HNU’s student-centered education, with small class sizes and courses in varied formats and schedules, meets the current needs of adult learners, including first-generation students and working adults. The university’s idyllic, 60-acre campus is nestled in the Oakland hills of California and offers panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. To learn more, visit www.hnu.edu.
Holy Names University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from the community, alumni and the general public. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.