Thursday, December 14, 2017

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

University of San Francisco – Library Assistant V – Interlibrary Loan Coordinator (1.0 FTE)


https://www.usfjobs.com/postings/13407
Job Location:  Main Campus - Hilltop
Minimum Hire-In Rate (for OPE positions only):  $24.90 per hr
Job Open Date:  12/06/2017
Job Close Date:  Posted until filled

Job Summary    
The Interlibrary Loan Coordinator is the primary contact person for all ILL activities (Link+, document delivery and ILL) for students, faculty and staff — this includes public service, technical processing circulation for borrowing and lending activities and administrative reporting. Works independently with minimum supervision, exercises independent judgment, consults and makes decisions or recommendations regarding the daily functioning of the Link+/ILL operation. This includes policies or operational procedures. Reports to the Head of Access Services.

Job Responsibilities        

  • Processes interlibrary lending requests in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Supports and trains Access Services staff who participate in ILL activities.
  • Responds to Link+/ILL related questions from patrons (students, faculty USF and library staff) as well as institutions (lending and borrowing libraries, vendors, library departments etc.) in a timely, effective and proactive manner.
  • In consultation with the department head, designs and implements programs to increase use and awareness of Link+ and ILL.
  • Serves at the Access Services Desk, as required, and participates in cross training to ensure all departmental responsibilities are performed in case of temporary absence of personnel.
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates student assistants, as needed, in consultation with the department head and colleagues in Access Services.
  • Documents and updates USF lending/borrowing policies and procedures in the Link+/ILL procedures manual.
  • Performs periodic evaluation of ILL workflows and coordinates realignment of workflows, as needed.
  • Reviews all notices generated from the Innovative Interfaces Circulation subsystem and evaluates them against appropriate databases for further processing.
  • Prepares statistics using online resources (OCLC & ILL module, etc.) for importing data and compiling records for departmental reports.
  • Participates in ILL/Link+ workshops and actively networks with members of other institutions.
  • Participates in staff development activities and stays current with changes in ILL best practices, functionality within OCLC & Sierra software, and other developments in the field. Recommends changes in collaboration with library colleagues and the department head.
  • Contributes to library outreach events, as time permits.
  • Serves on Library and USF committees, as requested.
  • Special projects and other duties, as assigned.
  • Communicates and coordinates with other library departments to achieve ILL and Access Services goals of service and resource utilization.
Minimum Requirements             
Equivalent of 5 years performing work relevant to the position in a college, university library (preferred) or public library, including knowledge of basic access services/circulation routines in an automated ILS environment (e.g. Innovative Interfaces Sierra). Four years of higher education (120 units) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel. Must possess excellent organizational skills including ability to maintain records with great attention to detail. Should be self-motivated, flexible and capable of working independently with a minimum of supervision. Should have the ability to analyze, evaluate, assess and solve problems and improve services, policies and procedures.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities           
Experience using Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification Schedules, OCLC Connexion and library discovery platforms. Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving skills. Self-motivated with initiative and flexibility in order to respond to changing needs and priorities. Capable of working with minimum supervision; able to make decisions independently, within the framework of departmental and library policies and goals. Experience marketing Link+ and ILL services to campus stakeholders. Experience instructing users in requesting materials, utilizing different library request interfaces.

University of San Francisco – Library Assistant IV – Evening/Weekend Coordinator (1.0 FTE)


https://www.usfjobs.com/postings/13406
Job Location:  Main Campus - Hilltop
Minimum Hire-In Rate (for OPE positions only):  $23.54 per hr
Job Open Date:  12/06/2017
Job Close Date:  Posted until filled

Job Summary    
The Access Services Evening/Weekend Coordinator provides public service, technical processing for circulation functions, such as borrowing and lending activities, administrative reporting, and other LA IV duties that require an understanding of the library, its collection, classification scheme, catalog, and computer systems. Works independently with minimum supervision, exercises independent judgment, consults and makes decisions or recommendations regarding the daily functioning of the Link+/ILL operation. This includes policies or operational procedures. Reports to the Head of Access Services.

Work Hours:
  • Working hours: 37.5 hours/week
  • Required hours: Nights & weekends – Includes shifts until 12 midnight
  • Library and shift hours are subject to change
Job Responsibilities        
  • Performs general Access Services (Circulation/Reserves) tasks, i.e., charging and discharging material, processing access/borrowing applications, collecting and recording fines, answering inquires (online and in person), interpreting and applying library policies, etc.
  • Provides a high level of service to members of the University of San Francisco community and campus guests.
  • Supervises scheduling of library classrooms, coordinates department staff schedules, and maintains library building hours as primary point person for library scheduling activities.
  • Coordinates scheduling communications within the library and with USF partners across campus.
  • Supervises Access Services student assistants, assigning and supervising student work relevant to maintaining good stacks condition, efficient circulation procedures, library security, etc.
  • Opens and closes the library at appointed hours.
  • Performs duties appropriate to the LA IV classification including mending/bindery preparation, processing materials for Course Reserves, processing holds, recalls, and other departmental notices, etc.
  • Provides Interlibrary lending, document delivery and Link+ processing/support.
  • Creates and maintains departmental documentation of workflows, procedures, and policies.
  • Participates in cross training to ensure all departmental responsibilities are performed in case of temporary absence of personnel.
  • Participates in staff development activities and stays current with Access Services/circulation best practices.
  • Contributes to library outreach events and displays, as schedule permits.
  • Serves on Library and USF committees, as requested.
  • Special projects and other duties, as assigned.
Minimum Requirements             
Equivalent of 3 years performing work relevant to the position in a college or university library preferred, including knowledge of basic Access Services functions in an automated ILS environment (e.g., Innovative Interfaces Sierra). Four years of higher education (120 units) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel. Must possess excellent organizational skills including ability to maintain records with great attention to detail. Should be self-motivated, flexible and capable of working independently with a minimum of supervision. Should have the ability to analyze, evaluate, assess and solve problems and improve services, policies and procedures.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities           
Experience building and maintaining staff and library resource schedules. Experience using scheduling software, e.g., Google Calendar and/or other online calendar systems. Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving skills. Self-motivated with initiative and flexibility in order to respond to changing needs and priorities. Team player that works harmoniously with colleagues. Capable of working with minimum supervision; able to make decisions independently, within the framework of departmental and library policies and goals.

Pleasant Hill – Diablo Valley College Library – Librarian


https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/4876
Job Open Date:  12/13/2017
Job Close Date:  02/05/2018
Employment Begins:  August 2018
Yearly Salary Range / Hourly Range:  $58,452 - $87,960

Description of Position
Diablo Valley College Library seeks a creative, dynamic, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian for a full-time, tenure track librarian position. The successful candidate will work with students, faculty, and staff to support initiatives promoting effective learning and information discovery both in-person and online. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide vision, direction, and shared leadership in the development, delivery, and assessment of library instruction.

Duties and Responsibilities         
Under the direction of the Dean of the Library, and in collaboration with faculty librarians, the Librarian’s duties may include, but are not limited to::
  • provide vision, direction, and shared leadership in the development, delivery, and assessment of library instructional efforts for in-person and distance education;
  • provide reference and information services to students and faculty;
  • serve as subject liaison to one or more instructional departments, collaborating with faculty on assignments, collection needs, and information literacy instruction;
  • contribute to the design, development and maintenance of the library’s web presence;
  • promote library resources and programs to students and faculty;
  • develop, implement and analyze library assessments;
  • utilize existing and emerging technologies to enhance library services and instruction;
  • create and present professional development activities for faculty;
  • participate in department, college committees, and the college’s shared governance process;
  • participate in regional and statewide professional library organizations;
  • maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience   
  • Master’s in library science, library and information science,
  • Or the equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background), please fill out the equivalency petition form found at http://www.4cd.edu/career/forms/MastersDegreeEquiv.pdf
Desirable Qualifications                
  1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
  2. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and the ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial background, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
  3. Ability to apply diverse life and teaching experiences to student learning and success;
  4. Commitment to improving the success of students of all backgrounds and abilities, in particular, reducing achievement gaps of under-prepared and under-served students;
  5. Experience and/or coursework in academic library instruction;
  6. Ability to creatively apply emerging trends, concepts, and technologies in library instruction;
  7. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively as part of a team;
  8. Commitment to user-centered library services;
  9. Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  10. Engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning, including pedagogical practices and instructional design.
How to Apply    
  1. Interested applicants must submit all of the application materials online to be considered for this position. We do not accept hand-delivered, e-mailed, faxed or postal mailed application packets.
  2. It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received on or before the closing date. Our application deadline time is 11:59pm on the specified closing date.
  3. You should submit an unofficial transcript for screening purposes. If you do not have electronic version of the transcript required for the position, you can have it scanned by a Staples, Office Max or Office Depot, etc. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload transcripts when completing our online application process. You should be prepared to provide an official transcripts prior to employment start date should the position be offered.
  4. If you do not possess the required educational degrees and are applying under the equivalency process, you bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application. Equivalency applications with supporting documentation should be submitted when 1) degrees are not in exact discipline required; 2) degree is in progress; 3) degrees were earned at a college or university outside of the United States. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload an equivalency form for evaluation by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process.
  5. Applicants with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to United States degrees. An approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency must evaluate your course work. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload a foreign degree evaluation for review of by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process. Please read more details in the Foreign Degree and Credit Statement section of the job announcement.
  6. Documents uploaded online must be the actual documents to be considered for review. Do not upload a “placeholder” document. Applications with placeholder documents are considered incomplete and will be rejected. Only upload the required documents, other materials can be presented if you are selected for an interview.
  7. All application materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or duplicated.
Selection Process            
Applications will be screened to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
  1. The applications, cover letters, answers to required supplemental questions, resumes, unofficial college transcripts, and other supporting materials submitted by all qualified applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense.
  2. During the campus visit, each applicant will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a demonstration appropriate to the discipline. Selected interviewees may be invited to present an entire lecture in front of a class. Responses to the interview questions and demonstration will be rated by the interview committee.
  3. Based upon the overall rating, a small number of applicants will be invited at their own expense to the campus for an interview with the college president and vice president of instruction.
  4. After consultation with the interview committee, the college president will make the final recommendation for employment to the chancellor and the governing board of the Contra Costa Community College District.
  5. Upon hire, the successful candidate must meet the conditions of employment. Finalists must provide verification of transcripts. TB test, physical examination, fingerprinting/conviction clearance and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

Costa Mesa – Orange Coast College – PT Faculty Pool – Library Science

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cccd/jobs/519246/pt-faculty-pool-library-science
Closing:  Continuous

Definition
Part-time/temporary faculty positions offer flexible hours and the opportunity to assist a diverse group of adult students in achieving their educational goals.  As one of the largest community college districts in southern California, we offer a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, vocational and occupational programs.  These part-time positions are as needed and applicants should live within commuting distance to Orange County.

Performance Responsibilities
  • Provide instruction in accordance with established curriculum and course outlines.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  • Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.
  • Fulfill professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member.
  • Teach all scheduled classes.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Assignments may include day, evening, weekend, on-line and/or off-campus classes.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Must meet one of the following qualifications under (1) through (3):
    1. Valid California Community College instructor credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990);
    2. Master's degree from an accredited institution in library science, or library and information science.
    3. Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above.  Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.
  2. Evidence of a sensitivity to, understanding of, and the ability to manage the classroom environment AND effectively provide instruction to community college students of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Recent community college or lower division teaching experience.
  2. Expertise and professional experience in field of course(s) to be taught.
Conditions of Employment
Employment is on a part-time, temporary basis and contingent upon verification of employment history, background verification as governed under Education Code requirements, eligibility to work in the United States, and approval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. The hours of work and effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.

This is a CONTINUOUS recruitment for an applicant POOL to fill part-time, temporary, hourly assignments on an as-needed basis. Departments or Divisions will refer to the POOL of applications on file to fill temporary assignments as the need arises. Part-time faculty applications are accepted year-round and will remain in the pool for one year. You will be contacted by the hiring manager should the department/division be interested in scheduling an interview. Please do not call the Office of Human Resources regarding the status of your application.
  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX.  (Reference: BP/AP 5910 )
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individual's interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Additional Information
Application Requirements
To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet. A complete application packet includes:
  • Part-time Faculty Employment Application
  • Current Resume
  • Application for Equivalency (if applicable)
Candidates will also be responsible for all travel expenses if selected for an interview, the Coast Community College District does not reimburse for candidate travel expenses.

Disability Accommodations
If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714.

Salary
Based on LHE (Lecture Hour Equivalent) in accordance with the current Part-Time Faculty Salary Schedule.

Lompoc Public Library – Library Technician II


http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lompocca/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1917097

Closing Date/Time:  Fri. 12/29/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:  $23.52 - $28.43 Hourly
Job Type:   Budgeted Part-time w/prorated benefits
Location:  Lompoc Public Library, 501 E. North Ave., Lompoc, California

This recruitment is to establish an eligibility list for a current vacancy.  The vacancy is .50 position allocation (20 hour work week with prorated benefits).  Interested applicants must submit on-line application -- NO paper applications will be accepted.

If you forget your password, have application login problems, or get an error message during the application process, please call the NeoGov helpline at 1-855-524-5627 for assistance.

The City reserves the right to stop accepting applications prior to the posted deadline, if sufficient numbers of qualified applications are received. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The recruitment is officially closed once it has been removed from the City's website.

The Library Technician II is the advanced journey-level class in the Library Technician series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including performing lead supervisory activities in addition to more complex technical duties. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.

Examination Process:  Based upon screening of the City application, résumé, and responses to supplemental questions, applicants whose qualifications best meet the requirements of the position will be invited to the examination process.  This process may include, but is not limited to: written examination, panel interview and/or performance examination, which consists of an evaluation of some of the essential knowledge, skills, abilities, and job related experience listed below. Those candidates who pass the examination process are placed on an eligibility list from which the final selection will be made.

Selection Process:  As authorized by City policy, applicants being considered for hire in this position are subject to fingerprinting for purposes of investigating criminal history background, as part of the employment screening process.  Appointment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination (based upon job-related physical standards) by a City-designated physician.

Failure in any one part of the examination or selection processes will disqualify a candidate from further consideration.

 Essential Functions/Examples of Duties:  The following duties are typical of this classification.  Incumbents may not perform all of the duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Leads, plans, trains, and reviews the work of staff responsible for technical and clerical library work including acquiring, cataloging and circulating material for a specific function of the library; plans, directs, and leads the assigned function; oversees the day-to-day operations of a small branch library; plans, directs and leads outreach services to a variety of community organizations; provides information concerning library collections and services to parents and children; supervises the use of and operate a variety of office equipment including a computer, telephone system, cash register, copy machine, facsimile machine and other related equipment; trains assigned employees in their areas of work in library acquisition, cataloging and circulating methods, techniques, and in the set up and use of equipment; verifies the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specification; performs advanced specialized tasks related to the circulation, acquisition, or cataloging of library materials; processes and maintains library materials; provides support for the circulation of library materials; provides assistance at public desks within the library; catalogs and classifies books; oversees the mending of circulation materials; orders circulation materials for the library; searches and orders titles on-line from vendors; processes orders on electronic ordering systems for library and verifies library purchases; prepares purchase orders for items not ordered on-line; prepares cataloging slips for outstanding orders; attaches to orders when received through cataloging; communicates with vendors concerning non-receipt of orders, defective or damaged materials received and availability of current titles; verifies packing lists, invoices, and orders for accuracy; oversees collection maintenance; receives and orders special book requests; mails overdue notices as required; collects overdue fines; oversees the operation of the inter-library loan unit as assigned; administers installation, maintenance and training activities related to the interlibrary loan function; receives and process inter-library and other loan requests; develops training materials on the use of the automated circulation system; promotes library services and resources in the community; participates in library tours to groups; prepares informational handouts for public distribution including calendars and flyers; assists with seasonal and on-going programs and activities; writes grants on a regular cycle based upon needs of the library; analyzes grant options, library qualifications, and community needs; inputs data into library computer systems; responds to patron in-person and telephone requests for library materials, services and information; assists patrons in completing requests for materials not available in the local collection; checks in and prepares materials for return to the circulating collection; registers new patrons; responds to and resolve difficult and sensitive complaints and inquiries; and performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

If you are unable to perform the essential functions of the position for which you are applying, either with or without reasonable accommodation, please notify Human Resources at (805) 875-8208.

Typical Qualifications:  Any combination of training, education and experience which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of the position.  The typical qualifying entrance background is:

Education and Experience:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or possession of a Certificate of Proficiency in Library Technology from an accredited institution AND three (3) years of full-time responsible technical and clerical library experience, including the acquisition, cataloging, and circulation of a variety of library materials AND one (1) year of supervisory experience.  

Substitution:  Qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of college coursework on the basis of two years of qualifying experience for one year of college.  Formalized library certifications may be considered toward college coursework requirements.

License Required:  Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver's License. Bookmobile assignment requires possession of a Class B California driver's license.

Knowledge Of:  Library services, functions, and policies; library terminology; practices and techniques of library material classification and cataloging; computerized cataloging, bibliographical and circulation system databases; library equipment and tools including personal computers, Internet, CD readers, indices, microfilm/fiche readers and printers; principles and procedures of record keeping; modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment; English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; basic mathematical skills; excellent customer service principles and practices; principles of basic report writing; leadership principles; general principles of supervision and training; principles and procedures of record keeping; principles of lead supervision and training; principles and provision of outreach services; practices and techniques of library material classification and cataloging; principles and procedures of grant writing; computerized cataloging, bibliographical and circulation system databases.

Ability To:  Perform a variety of journey level technical and clerical library work; operate computerized cataloging, bibliographical and circulation  system databases; keyboard at a speed necessary for successful job performance; work independently in the absence of supervision; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; supervise the work of volunteers and employees; perform routine reference searches use an Integrated Library System (ILS); read and write at the level required for successful job performance; type at a rate required for successful job performance; operate modern office equipment and cash register; perform and maintain a wide variety of library-related records; operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work; lead, organize, and review the work of staff in the area of work assigned; independently perform the most difficult technical and clerical library activities; interpret, explain, and enforce library policies and procedures; prepare technical reports and grant applications; operate computerized cataloging, bibliographical and circulation system databases.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Berkeley – Graduate Theological Union – Head of Collection Development


https://www.gtu.edu/about/employment
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018 or until filled.

The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) seeks an engaged, innovative, and user-centered professional Head of Collection Development to lead the development, maintenance, and assessment of the library’s collections.


Primary Position Purpose
Under the supervision of the Director of Library Services, the incumbent leads the development, maintenance, and assessment of the library’s monographic, serials, and digital collections. The Head of Collection Development supervises Acquisitions, Serials, and Preservation staff, serves as an active member of the Library Management Team, monitors acquisitions budgets, and shares oversight of the Technical Services Office.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Develop the Library’s collections of materials in all formats in support of the Library’s mission within the GTU.
  1. Provide effective stewardship of the materials budget, monitor acquisition, serials, and preservation budgets, assess budget allocations, establish target deadlines for ordering materials, and prioritize requests for end-of-year purchasing.
  2. Provide appropriate oversight in collaboration/consultation with the Head of Access Services in matters
  3. pertaining to the shelving, use, and general maintenance of the collections.
  4. In consultation with Reference Librarians, develop the reference collection of materials in all formats and oversee its maintenance.
  5. Consult regularly with the Deans of the GTU member schools and Departmental Directors regarding academy programs or initiatives affecting Library collection priorities.
  6. Maintain cordial relationships with GTU colleagues, faculty, and students.
  7. Identify, negotiate, and maintain effective working relations with vendors, subscription agents, and other suppliers of materials and services.
  8. Supervise the activities of the Acquisitions, Serials, and Conservation staff.
  9. Work with the Director of Library Services in developing the acquisitions budget. Provide reports, analysis, or projections as needed.
  10. Coordinate selection activities with the University of California, Berkeley in accordance with the Cooperative Collection Agreement (1999).
  11. In conjunction with the Director of Library Services and relevant Library committees and staff, revise
  12. collection and preservation policies as needed to maintain currency.
  13. Collaborate with the Archivist/Special Collections Librarian in the development and conservation of Special Collections and exhibitions of such materials.
  14. Manage donor relations regarding gifts of materials for all Library Collections.
  15. Serve on the Library Management Team; the Library Disaster Planning and Response Team, and participate in other Library and GTU committees as appropriate.
  16. Other duties and special projects as assigned.
Qualifications/Experience Needed
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications Required
  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or the equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience working in an academic library.
  • At least three years of professional experience performing Collection Development/Acquisitions in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated ability to select subject-appropriate materials in German and at least one Romance language.
  •  Knowledge of religious and theological literature.
  • Experience with bibliographic databases and library automation software, preferably OCLC and Innovative Interfaces Millennium, or Sierra.
  • Experience in the development of a departmental budget, budget management, the use of quantitative and/or qualitative data to inform rational decision-making, and the production of periodic reports related to the department.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills with proficiency in Microsoft Excel and experience using quantitative and/or qualitative data to inform rational decision-making.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently, and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative in order to accomplish departmental, library, and institutional goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population.
Preferred
  • Two years supervisory and training experience of Acquisitions, Serials, or Conservation staff.
  • Experience developing and maintaining strong vendor relationships, including the negotiation of license agreements.
  • A degree in theology, religion or philosophy; or three years demonstrated library experience in the subject area.
Special Skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with library staff, diverse faculty and student populations, donors, and vendors.
  • Commitment to customer service excellence.
  • Working understanding of the nature and functions of an academic research library, with a respect for the value of the book and primary resources; as well as the role of digital resources in theological education.
  • Ability to thrive within a complex organization and to view the library within the context of the large institution.
  • Negotiating and problem solving skills.
Key Working Relationships
  • Library Management Team
  • Library Staff
  • Faculty and Students
  • Deans of the GTU member schools
  • Departmental Directors
  • UCB Library Administration
  • Vendors and Subscription Agents
Performance Criteria
  1. Development of broad collections in support of the teaching and research needs of GTU faculty and
  2. students within the framework of the Collection Development Policy.
  3. Effective management of Acquisitions, Serials, and Conservation staff.
  4. Prudential stewardship of the Acquisitions and Conservation budgets.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, but can occasionally exceed 40 hours per week.
  • 95 percent of the work is indoors, and 5 percent is outdoors (traveling to off-campus meetings).
  • Indoor work environment is temperature controlled.
  • Considerable amount of public contact with faculty, administrators, staff, students, and vendors is essential.
  • Vision – ability to see items necessary to carry out essential job functions. Close vision required for reading and working with computer and library equipment.
  • Hearing – ability to hear sounds of individuals and groups.
  • Clear Speech – ability to communicate clearly to others is essential part of job.
  • Sitting – ability to sit for long periods of time at computer and during meetings.
  • Standing – ability to stand on frequent basis.
  • Walking – ability to walk to various areas within the GTU library and to offsite meetings.
  • Lifting/Carrying – ability to lift and carry books and files occasionally – up to 50 lbs.
  • Standing/Squatting – ability to bend/stoop/squat sometimes to reach lower shelves.
  • Reaching – ability to reach above and below shoulder, sometimes at arms’ length.
  • Pushing/Pulling – ability to push/pull desk and filing cabinet drawers, book carts and hand trucks.
  • Manual Dexterity – ability to grasp books and other items and to use a computer keyboard and mouse.
  • Regular attendance – required to manage day to day operations of the position.
  • Travel: ability to attend off-campus meetings.
Tools and Equipment Used
Including, but not limited to: Phones, computers, printers, copiers, shredders.

Application Instructions
Candidates should submit by email to cwoulfe@gtu.edu, a letter of application addressing qualifications, resume, and the names/contact information for three professional references. Please put “Apply-Head of Collection Development” in the subject line of your email.