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Information Services Librarian (Part-time, 9-month) - Aurora University

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:15am

Aurora University (Aurora, IL) seeks qualified candidates for a part-time Information Services Librarian who is a versatile and imaginative librarian with a strong service orientation and a keen awareness of new technologies whose main responsibilities are to provide reference and instructional services to students and assist in collection development. This is a part-time, 9-month position working nights and weekends. 

Core Competencies: 

  • Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University. 
  • Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning . 
  • Handle confidential information with tact and discretion. 
  • Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Provides reference services (nights and weekends) at a busy Information Services desk. 
  • May act as library liaison to assigned department(s) for collection development, bibliographic instruction, and other services. 
  • Keeps up-to-date on library services and works in collaboration with other staff to initiate new services 

Essential Job Requirements: 

Education: 

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited school 

Experience: 

  • Academic library experience preferred 

Skills: 

  • Proficient with database searching techniques 
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite 
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service 
  • Ability to troubleshoot computers, printers, scanners, photocopiers and fax 
  • Knowledge of LibGuides, and LibChat preferred 

Special Requirements: 

  • Must be available to work nights and weekends 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to move about the Library and move books/items on carts. 
  • Must be able to shift books from cart to shelf. 
  • Must have visual ability sufficient to read/interpret call numbers and other information on books and documents. 

This position is eligible for pro-rated benefits including dental, vision, and a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA. 

Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address. 

Apply to: 

Aurora University 
Human Resources 
347 South Gladstone Ave 
Aurora, IL 60506 
630-844-5650 - fax 

Access Services Coordinator - Aurora University

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:09am

Aurora University (Aurora, IL) seeks qualified candidates for a full-time Access Services Coordinator who supports learning by providing leadership and management for the Access Services Department including services for students at all Aurora University locations and AU Online. The Access Services Coordinator implements and improves systems to provide print and electronic resources from consortia libraries and interlibrary loan. The Access Services Coordinator supervises student workers to provide outstanding customer service through circulation and course reserves. 

Core Competencies: 

  • Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University. 
  • Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning . 
  • Handle confidential information with tact and discretion. 
  • Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned. 

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Manage all access services operations for a small university library; including circulation services, reserves, interlibrary loan, and day-to-day operation of the help desk. 
  • Manage OCLC interlibrary loan software (ILLiad) for processing incoming and outgoing electronic and print requests. 
  • Oversee, manage, and improve access to services at university off-site campuses, including George Williams College and Woodstock Center locations. 
  • Hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate part-time student assistants for circulation desk and interlibrary loan department. 
  • Maintain patron records; oversee follow-up system for material return; interface with university student accounts department regarding delinquent patron accounts. 
  • Maintain patron records including preparation of data loads of new student records at the beginning of each term using the university’s systems and CARLI’s Voyager ILS. 
  • Oversee Phillips Library copyright compliance services for print and electronic resources. 

Essential Job Requirements: 

Education: 

  • LTA Certificate or library coursework preferred. 

Experience: 

  • Library access services or circulation services experience required. 
  • Academic library experience preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Voyager, ILLiad and OCLC preferred. 
  • Demonstrated managerial, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. 
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

Skills: 

  • Possess high customer service standards. A collaborative disposition. Willingness to work with library colleagues in a rapidly changing information environment. Ability to work collaboratively with other campus departments and individuals. 
  • Communicates effectively to student patrons, co-workers, and the campus community both orally and in writing. 
  • Willingness to learn detail-oriented processes to implement and improve workflows. 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. 
  • May include prolonged periods of sitting or standing. 
  • Ability to move about campus 

Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission included. 

Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address. 

Apply to: 

Aurora University 
Human Resources 
347 South Gladstone Ave 
Aurora, IL 60506 
630-844-5650 - fax 

D'Angelo Access Services Assistant - University of Chicago

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:03am

Under the supervision of the Head of Access Services and following departmental guidelines, performs a broad range of library tasks as part of the D'Angelo Law Library's Access Services department.. The Access Services Assistant has primary responsibility for staffing the Circulation Desk during weekday evenings and one weekend day during the academic year. The Assistant also participates in training, organizing, and overseeing the D'Angelo Access Services student staff and scheduling their work hours.

Scheduling Notes:

During the Summer Quarter and interim breaks, this position participates in a rotating schedule for Circulation Desk coverage. The person in this position must keep a regular work schedule and schedule accrued time off primarily during summer quarter and interim breaks.

During Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters, this position works the following weekly schedule: Monday - Thursday, 1:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., and either Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. OR Sunday, 1:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. (weekend schedule to be determined with the Head of Access Services).

Essential Functions

Circulation:

  • Provides exceptional patron service at the Circulation Desk during scheduled shifts, including charging and discharging Library materials, issuing passes and network credentials to visitors, picking up and re-shelving Library materials, and answering the telephone.
  • Responds promptly, accurately, and courteously to questions and requests for information from patrons and Library staff.
  • Communicates relevant patron inquiries and problems to supervisor and department colleagues.
  • Oversees the work of student employees at the circulation desk including training, directing, and scheduling desk hours.
  • Collects library fines.
  • Gathers, checks in, sorts, and boxes items returned to D'Angelo and prepares them for shelving or transit to other campus library locations.
  • Closes or opens the library staff area and the Circulation Desk during early morning and evening shifts and writes a circulation log at the end of evening shifts.
  • Prepares lists of items needed from the stacks for paging requests, Reserve, Scan & Deliver, and Interlibrary Loan requests and retrieves them from the stacks.
  • Scans library material for document delivery services.

Stacks Maintenance:

  • Directs student employees in stacks maintenance tasks, including shelving library materials, shelf-reading call numbers for accuracy, shifting books, cleaning shelves, and maintaining an overall order. Assists in performing these tasks as needed.
  • Coordinates and performs looseleaf filing; tracks updates to each looseleaf title and monitors filing accuracy.
  • Coordinates paging process for materials paged from D'Angelo and other libraries, including collecting and distributing requests, communicating with patrons, and retrieving materials.
  • Creates covers, transfers discs to locking cases, and performs additional processing for DVDs in the reserve collection.

Administration:

  • Composes and promptly responds to work-related emails and other correspondence.
  • Monitors Knowledge Tracker account and resolves issues and responds to messages as appropriate.
  • Creates and maintains online content for the Library's web site.
  • Documents procedures for position-related tasks and updates procedures manuals as needed.
  • Recommends changes in procedures and processes.
  • Gathers and maintains statistics and updates records.
  • Performs daily head counts.
  • Helps introduce new employees to library policies, procedures, programs, and equipment.
  • Creates signs

Other:

  • Assists with other access services tasks, including reserves processing, searches, recalls, etc.
  • Assists with covering duties of other circulation staff members on vacation or absent.
  • Receives and signs for packages and ensures delivery to the appropriate Library staff member.
  • Participates in training related to job duties as deemed necessary by the Library.
  • Analyzes and resolves problems and recommends changes in procedures and processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Related library experience, or an equivalent combination of  position-related education and experience, required.
  • Significant related customer service experience within a library, retail, or similar environment handling public contacts with patience, courtesy, firmness, and diplomacy required.
  • Experience with library automated systems preferred.
  • Candidates must demonstrate the following competencies: manage interpersonal relationships and interact/communicate with clarity, tact and courtesy with patrons, staff, faculty, students, and others; communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing; identify priorities; recognize and resolve or refer problems; work effectively with supervisor and as a part of a team; and use or learn a range of position-related software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to sustain close attention to detail and accuracy over long periods of time required.
  • Ability to work independently to a high standard of quality with appropriate use of supervisory support required.
  • Ability to prioritize, schedule, and complete tasks in a timely manner while managing multiple work flows and meeting assigned deadlines required.
  •  High aptitude for problem solving required.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in managing tasks to meet changes in procedures, processes, and technology required.
  • Knowledge of library procedures preferred.
  • Web authoring skills preferred.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access preferred.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
  • Ability to perform paging duties required by the position, including walking to other campus libraries and retrieving books from bookstacks and bringing them back to D'Angelo required.

To Apply

To apply for this position submit your profile and required materials to https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu. Resumes sent via mail, fax, or email will not be considered.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing with their request.

Requisition Number: 103834
Grade and Classification: C-8 / Library Assistant II
Division / Dept. / Unit: D'Angelo Law Library / User Services / Acess
Services
Reports to: Head of D'Angelo Access Services
Work Schedule: 37.5 hours per week; Monday-Thursday, 1:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m., and one weekend day: Saturday, 10:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m. OR Sunday,  1:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. (see Scheduling Notes below for more information).

This position is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Supervisor, Monographic Orders - University of Chicago

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:49am

Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions Services and working closely with supervisors in the Serials Management, Payments, and Receiving & Rapid Cataloging units, the Monographic Orders Supervisor has responsibility for hiring, training, and managing four (4) FTE clerical employees and two (2) FTE student employees and overseeing various processing functions to see that orders are placed in a timely manner using the Library’s online systems.

Essential Functions

Supervise Mono Orders Staff and Workflows:

  • Responsible for all management duties, including hiring, training, and performance management for four (4) FTE clerical employees and two (2) FTE student employees.
  • Direct, distribute, and oversee work of the unit, including the following functions:
    • Pre-order searching and post-order deduplication in the Library’s online systems;
    • Placement of monographic orders by print purchases orders, email, online, and phone;
    • Keying-in bibliographic and order records;
    • Searching and referring gifts;
    • Searching and ordering rare/special collections, high priority, and Reserve materials;
    • Processing rush and patron-requested materials;
    • Managing data that supports efficient patron request operations;
    • And communicating with patrons on the status of their order requests.
  • Oversee record loads into the ordering and bibliographic databases, process filters from incoming record loads into bibliographic database.
  • Manage receipt of shipments of approval plan materials and vendor online databases.
  •  Is responsible for quality control review and problem resolution for books-in-hand and order record input.
  • May perform any or all of the functions of the section in the unexpected absence of employees or in emergencies.

Solve Complex Mono Orders Problems:

  • Print purchase orders; compile, review, and email order lists.
  • Identify and resolve non-routine order problems.
  • Regularly consult with the Head of Acquisitions Services, the Head of Collection Support, and/or selectors to resolve order-related problems.
  • Identify and refer problem invoices and receipts to the Payments unit.
  • Identify and refer monographic cataloging problems.
  • Oversee the regular claiming of unreceived materials, corresponding with vendors concerning problem orders, cancellations, claims, price adjustments, and other vendor reports.
  • With the Principal Orders Assistant, batch orders, assign funds, commit prices, assign bookplates, and research orders from the out-of-print and second-hand book market.

Plan and Organize Work to Ensure Optimum Efficiency:

  • Plan staffing, workflows, and distribution of incoming work to meet the goals of the section.
  • Ensure that documentation and procedures for the unit are thorough, current, accurate, and are proactively modified over time to address changes in workflows, technology, and to realize efficiencies.
  • Compile and distribute relevant statistics.
  • Maintain database for the section’s monthly statistics.
  • Provide information and advice to the Head of Acquisitions Services in matters concerning the unit.
  • Coordinate assigned operations with other sections in Acquisitions and the Library.
  • Attend meetings, training sessions, or other library functions, and participate actively in discussions related to long-term distribution of duties and workflows.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • At least two (2) years of related library experience required.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Knowledge of searching online databases, e.g., OCLC and various vendor databases, required.
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software required.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one (1) non-English, Western European language, preferably Romance or Germanic, required.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team with the Head of Acquisitions Services, other Technical Services supervisors, and interact with clarity, tact and courtesy with Library staff, vendors, and others, required.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage complex tasks and projects required.
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask and handle frequent interruptions required.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in managing tasks to meet changes in procedures, processes, and technology required.
  • Demonstrated sound judgment, effective problem solving, and decision making skills required.
  • Knowledge of the book trade, both current and second hand, preferred.
  • Reading knowledge of Slavic, Hebrew, and/or Arabic languages preferred.
  • Knowledge of acquisitions and technical services processing procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge of descriptive cataloging rules preferred.

To Apply

To apply for this position submit your profile and required materials to https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu. Resumes sent via mail, fax, or email will not be considered.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.
 
Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing  with their request.

Requisition Number: 103833
Division / Dept. / Unit:  Collections and Access / Technical Services /
Acquisitions Services
Reports to: Head of Acquisitions Services
Work Schedule: 37.5 hours per week; Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Instruction Committee Webinar: "Leading Online Sessions: Tips for Engaging Webinars"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:29pm

The CARLI Instruction Committee's theme for this year is "We Can't Do It Alone: Joining Forces For Sustainable Partnerships." Through a series of online events, the committee will offer opportunities to learn how to extend information literacy programs in ways that are scalable and sustainable. Because webinars can be an effective format for outreach and information literacy education to both faculty and students, we'll kick things off with an online session on best practices for webinars.

Leading Online Sessions: Tips for Engaging Webinars

Stephanie Richter & Cameron Wills, Northern Illinois University
Wednesday, December 6, 1:00-2:00pm CST

Do you want to know the secret to designing and leading effective online sessions? Join us as we share tips for producing engaging, interactive webinars no matter what platform you are using. You will learn the recommended techniques to prepare participants before they attend your live session. You will also learn how to communicate with and manage the interactions of your participants, best practices for designing online presentation content, and the advantages of recording the session.

Presenters:

Stephanie Richter is the Assistant Director of the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. She consults with and provides professional development for faculty on integrating technology into teaching, and works closely with academic and support units at the university on their teaching and teaching with technology needs. Ms. Richter holds a Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Instructional Technology.

Cameron Wills is a Research Associate for the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. In his role, he investigates best practices in teaching tools and technologies, and develops and delivers professional development on emerging instructional technologies. Mr. Wills holds a Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Instructional Technology.

Registration:

To register, please click on the "Register" tab above.

This webinar will be recorded and posted to the CARLI website.

Connection information for the webinar will be emailed to registered attendees a few days before the webinar.

  • Audio for the webinar will be via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) only.
  • All attendees will be able to ask questions of the presenters via a chat function within the software.
  • The most important part of the audio set up wizard is to ensure you can hear the audio.
  • Attendee microphones will not be used for this webinar.
  • The CARLI Office has created a webpage containing information on how to connect to CARLI webinars:Participating in a CARLI Webinar with Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro

Manuscripts Manager - Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:20pm

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is currently looking for a Manuscripts Manager.

The posting closes on October 25, if you have any questions about how to apply please contact our HR Director, Melissa Schaefer at 217- 557-5875. Visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library web site for more information and to apply for this position.

Information Technology Director - Newberry Library

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 2:34pm

Reporting to the Information Technology Director, the Support Technician is an entry level position assisting in desktop support, computer deployment and audio-visual operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Installation and maintenance of computers, printers, and network devices
  • Desktop and network support of end users
  • Maintenance and support of audio-visual equipment
  • All other tasks or activities needed for the achievement of departmental goals

Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of Windows operating systems
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office 2010
  • Knowledge of Windows networking
  • Hands on experience with computer support and AV hardware
  • Creative problem solving, strong documentation, and clear communication skills
  • Experience with academic or cultural institutions preferred
  • Physical strength, mobility, and endurance required for equipment installation and maintenance; ability to lift 40 pounds

Schedule:  

Full-time, 35 hours per week as department requires; Non-exempt position.

Compensation:  

$18.00 - $20.00 per hour

Benefits:     

First year – health, dental, vision and group life insurance, ten vacation days, two personal days and paid holidays.  After one year of service – fifteen vacations days, long-term disability, long-term care, and  retirement plan available.
 
Date Posted:  October 13, 2017 

Date Available:  Immediately

Interested candidates should

Please visit our Website.

THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Librarian, Call-in - Illinois Valley Community College

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 1:11pm

Illinois Valley Community College has an opening for a Librarian, Call-in. The salary range for this position is $25 per hour

Job Summary:

On a call-in basis, provide full-range of reference services and information counseling along with one-on-one and group instruction to faculty, staff, and students in the use of traditional and online information sources.

Qualifications:

Master's Degree in an ALA accredited Library Science program; experience working in a library or similar environment; demonstrated proficiency using a variety of online information products and application software and library automation systems; and strong organizational and customer service skills required. Availability for evening shifts may be needed. Position will remain open until filled.

Please apply online.
 

Library Technician II Technical Services - Illinois Valley Community College

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 1:08pm

Illinois Valley Community College has an opening for a part-time Library Technician II in Technical Services. 

Salary Range: Level 7, Non-exempt, $13.13 to $17.49 per hour, Part-Time

Position Summary:

Provide access to library information resources and provide service to the IVCC community. Perform circulation activities including registering borrowers, charging materials to user records, receiving returned materials, renewing materials, and circulating reserve items along with responding to basic reference questions and directional questions about the facilities, policies and procedures of Jacobs Library.

Maintains piece-level record keeping system for library collections; performs basic copy cataloging; prepares new materials for circulation; maintains catalog records for electronic resources; repairs library items; prepares materials for special collections; performs catalog record cleanup; places and tracks new library materials orders and then receives and processes new materials.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree; proficiency using a variety of online information products and application software including Microsoft Office; excellent customer service and organizational skills with ability to maintain accurate, detailed records; experience working in a library setting or similar environment; financial recordkeeping experience; and ability to lift up to 30 pounds in order to handle boxes of books and heavy carts required. Cataloging coursework or experience preferred.

Open until position filled; however, please submit application materials by Sunday, October 29, 2017 to ensure full consideration.

Library Technician II - Public Services (search extended) - Illinois Valley Community College

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 1:06pm

Illinois Valley Community College has an opening for a part-time Library Technician II. 

Salary Range: Level 7, Non-exempt, $13.13 to $17.49 per hour, Part-Time

Position Summary:

Provide support in library instruction and departmental assessment. Provides service to the IVCC community. You will process interlibrary loan materials and perform circulation activities including registering borrowers, charging materials to user records, receiving returned materials, renewing materials, and circulating reserve items along with responding to basic reference questions and directional questions about the facilities, policies and procedures of Jacobs Library.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree; competency in web based applications and Microsoft Office Suite; excellent customer service and organizational skills with ability to maintain accurate, detailed records; library experience or understanding of library concepts; and ability to lift up to 30 pounds in order to handle boxes of books and heavy carts required.

Open until position filled; however, please submit application materials by Sunday, October 29, 2017 to ensure full consideration.

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