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DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP LIBRARIAN

Posting Date:  May 19, 2015

To Apply:  apply.interfolio.com/29755

NATURE OF WORK:
This non-tenured faculty position will report initially to the Director of Information Services. This is a newly created position, and the reporting line is subject to change as the position and organization develop. The Digital Scholarship Librarian incorporates support for digital scholarship into the library's program of services that support teaching, learning and research. Manages the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation filing process. Facilitates the use of library content for digital scholarship creation by faculty and students; serves as a resource on digital scholarship for other librarians; and keeps abreast of innovations in scholarly communication. Works collaboratively to develop the library's digital resources. Represents the library in campus discussions of implementing an institutional repository. Participates in reference, outreach, information literacy instruction, collection development, and liaison activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation filing process; oversee and quality check electronic submissions; review submitted ETD files and communicate with students, departments, and Registrar as necessary; create and maintain online instructional materials; provide instruction sessions and individual consultations for graduate students.
  • Consult with faculty and graduate students on publishing choices, understanding of publishing agreements, the benefits of open access publishing, the retention of rights, and the inclusion of content in an institutional repository.
  • Engage with the campus community to determine digital scholarship research needs and recommend implementation of tools and technologies that support those needs (e.g. ORCID).
  • Manage, with the Systems Librarian, the library's digital resource platform(s).
  • Partner with other units within and beyond the library on digital initiatives.
  • Promote and enhance access to local digital collections.
  • Monitor developments in scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and related legislative initiatives.
  • Serve as Liaison Librarian to one or more University programs or departments, which includes outreach, instruction, consultations, and collection development for assigned areas.
  • Participate in library and university activities and committees, and engage in professional and scholarly activities appropriate to rank.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to evaluate and implement digital scholarship tools and the ability to teach others to use these tools. Demonstrated familiarity with current issues of scholarly communication, including copyright, and the ability to convey these complex issues to a diverse audience. Ability to prioritize work and meet multiple deadlines as well as excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Ability to work independently and in a cross campus collaborative environment. Demonstrated project management skills. Strong teaching skills; a commitment to service, knowledge of current issues and methods of library instruction/information literacy; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work flexibly, independently and collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a rapidly changing service-oriented environment. Ability and willingness to support the University Mission. Demonstrated ability to achieve promotion through job performance, service, and scholarship.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Second Master's degree or advanced coursework in Library Science; experience leading projects in an academic library.

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples. Motivated by its Catholic and Spiritan identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer. Founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Its Mission Statement commits the University to "serving God by serving students." Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to this mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter describing your experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three confidential references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/29755. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.


PART-TIME REFERENCE AND INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN

Salary: $16.28/hr
Location: Gumberg Library
Position Status: Part-time
Hours: 23 hours / week, varied hours including nights and weekends
Position Number: 68-09
Open Date: May 18, 2015
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Notes: Accepting Resumes
Send Resume To: http://apply.interfolio.com/29742

NATURE OF WORK:
This non-tenured library faculty position reports to the Director of Information Services. This is primarily a public service position with significant instructional duties. Knowledge of information sources, interpersonal skills, instructional skills, and technology skills are of highest importance for this position. Provides reference service and instruction to enable members of the Duquesne University community and guest users to find and effectively make use of library resources and other information sources. Collaborates with colleagues and disciplinary faculty to develop, promote, and provide library instruction and information literacy initiatives. Participates in the development of the library's print and online information collections and resources, and the Reference Department's web pages. Represents the department on library committees. Participates in professional activities including publication and presentation.

ILLUSTRATED EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  1. Reference - Provide skilled reference support in person, by telephone, and by electronic means to students, faculty, administrators and community members, in accordance with the library's mission and user service guidelines.
  2. Instruction - Provide instruction in various settings including individual consultation, course-integrated, and other instructional presentations. Work collaboratively with faculty and other librarians to create electronic and print support tools for students in research classes. Provide instruction and assistance with RefWorks bibliographic management software.
  3. Outreach - Promote library services to the university community, including meeting with faculty to develop and refine library-based assignments, creating and giving presentations, and developing and providing orientations.
  4. Collection Development - Suggest reference and other library resources for purchase in print, electronic, or other formats. Provide input regarding specific purchases under consideration. Make recommendations regarding collection development policies and processes.
  5. Professional Service - Serve the library through participation in committees and task forces.
  6. Scholarship - Participate in professional activities including publication and presentation.
  7. Perform other related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The successful candidate will have a MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program (or equivalent) and a minimum of one year of professional librarian, preferably in an academic library setting and experience in providing reference service in various modalities, library and information literacy instruction, or any combination of experience or training which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to:. In-depth knowledge of electronic and traditional reference resources and trends; familiarity with library systems, including online catalogs, and social media; knowledge of information literacy and techniques of library instruction; strong instructional skills including the ability to develop instructional materials and present instruction to students and faculty one on one, and in individual classes; effective written and oral communication skills; ability to interact effectively with diverse faculty, staff, and users; ability to appraise information sources in multiple formats for the purpose of making purchase recommendations; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex, service-oriented environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Second Master's degree in an academic discipline, or advanced coursework in Library Science and reading knowledge of one or more modern languages.

All applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and ecumenical campus community.


UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

Posting Date:  March 18, 2015

No Longer Accepting Applications

Duquesne University seeks a visionary and innovative University Librarian to lead Gumberg Library. This position represents an exciting opportunity to guide the library as it continues to evolve as a student-focused, service-driven, and enterprising library. The University Librarian serves as the chief administrative and academic officer of Gumberg Library and the University Archives & Special Collections. The University Librarian reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is a strategic partner to the Deans and Vice Presidents for Business and Management, Mission and Identity, and Student Life.

Duquesne University is a private university that serves nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is located on a beautiful campus on a bluff within blocks of Downtown Pittsburgh, a Forbes-rated Most Livable City. One of the nation's leading Catholic universities, Duquesne University provides a well-rounded education that challenges students academically while nourishing their spiritual and ethical development. Founded more than 130 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the United States. We share the Spiritans' commitment to: educational excellence, moral and spiritual values, an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and service to students, the Church, the community, the nation and the world. To learn more about Duquesne University, please visit our website at www.duq.edu.

Gumberg Library is the intellectual heart of Duquesne's campus and an essential contributor to successful teaching, learning, and scholarship through its collections, research and user services. The collection includes over 1.1 million print and electronic volumes, books, journals, and research databases. Housed in a 115,000 square foot building, the library offers newly renovated collaborative spaces for students. Our special collections include the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, the Maureen P. Sullivan Curriculum Center, and the Duquesne University Special Collections and Archives, featuring unique collections focused on Pittsburgh and local Catholic history. We provide numerous instruction sessions, workshops, and educational events - 580 sessions for more than 6,000 students and faculty last year.

Key Leadership and Strategic Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate for University Librarian will demonstrate a deep understanding of the academic enterprise, the ability to identify and anticipate challenges and opportunities in this transformational time for university libraries, and the creativity to address them. She or he will be expected to:
  • Develop and effectively articulate a strong vision of the role of Gumberg Library in teaching and learning, research, scholarship, and service to the academic community.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with key library partners, fostering active, responsive dialogue among students, faculty, administration, and community.
  • Serve as an advocate for the library within and beyond the university, creating robust relationships with community partners, furthering regional and national inter-library cooperation, and successfully representing the library to the larger community.
  • Possess personal integrity and outstanding leadership qualities that empower and inspire library faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrate a record of successfully enacting change and fostering a working environment that evidences innovation and collaboration.
  • Evaluate relevant trends and challenges in library technology as they relate to the future direction of academic libraries, facilitating and supporting the integration of new and emerging technologies into the provision of library services and collections.
  • Understand current practices in student and faculty research and scholarly publishing, along with their impact on academic libraries and the scholars they serve.
  • Respect and build on the culture of assessment in Gumberg Library and effectively communicate assessment findings in service of the Library's mission and strategic goals.
  • Foster an organizational and educational climate that promotes and celebrates diversity within the university community.
  • Build connections with University Advancement and other groups to secure external funds in support of the Library's mission.

Required Attributes

  • Earned ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information science or equivalent. Doctorate degree preferred.
  • History of implementing innovative library initiatives
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in administering library budgets, staff and resources.
  • A record of significant contributions to the professional areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service.

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples. Motivated by its Catholic and Spiritan identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer. Founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Its Mission Statement commits the University to "serving God by serving students." Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to this mission.

To Apply:

No Longer accepting applications.