Office of Human Resources

First Floor Koren Building
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Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Email: careers@duq.edu
Phone: 412.396.6575
Fax: 412.396.2236
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Gumberg Library

We welcome you to apply for the following faculty appointments:


RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN (PART-TIME)

Job Posting Date:  March 14, 2016

To Apply:  apply.interfolio.com/34479

NATURE OF WORK:

This non-tenured part-time 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 research assistance 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. Participates in the development of the library's print and online information collections and web pages. May serve on library committees. May participates in professional activities including publication and presentation. Starts immediately and ends June 30, 2016.

ILLUSTRATED EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Reference - Provide skilled reference assistance 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.

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 citation management software.

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.

Collection Development - Suggest resources for purchase. Provide input regarding specific purchases under consideration.

Professional Service - Serve the library through participation in committees and task forces as assigned.

Scholarship - Participate in professional activities including publication and presentation as appropriate..

Perform other related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

The successful candidate will have a MLS/MLIS from an American Library Association accredited institution 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 instructional techniques; 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.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.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all Division of Academic Affairs faculty and administrative job applications electronically. The application should consist of a detailed letter of application, a complete current Resume/CV, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/34479. To learn more about Gumberg Library, please visit: http://duq.edu/academics/gumberg-library.

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.


ACQUISITIONS LIBRARIAN

Job Posting Date:  January 5, 2016

To Apply:  apply.interfolio.com/33622

This is a non-tenured faculty position reporting to the Head of Collection Management. This position is responsible for the management of the acquisition of resources in all formats, including print monographs and serials, e-books, e-journals, databases and other formats as they evolve. The position oversees ordering, receiving, licensing, payment, and vendor relations; also participates in the planning, selection, acquisition and management of both print and digital collections. Meets the Gumberg Library criteria for appointment related to librarianship, scholarship, and service at least at a Librarian II level. Monitors emerging trends in acquisitions. Other duties include compiling accurate and timely statistics, serving as contact person to resolve issues related to acquisitions, and serving on appropriate library, university, and external committees and working groups. Continuing professional development and contribution to the professional literature and activities of professional organizations are expected.

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.

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages a $2+ million materials budget, including endowment funds.
  • Manages the renewal and payment of electronic resources: tracks pricing, updates title/format changes, services, and costs.
  • Supervises daily acquisitions activities. Oversees, monitors, and evaluates activities of two full time staff members.
  • Compiles and assesses statistical data into midyear and annual reports.
  • Produces budget projections for the library materials budget, as well as prepares statistical, financial and evaluative reports upon request. Assists in budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Produces 5-year expenditure reports by department/subject as needed.
  • Fosters and maintains effective vendor relations, negotiates contracts and monitors new service opportunities.
  • Monitors and investigates emerging acquisitions trends.
  • Promotes library services to the university community.
  • Keeps abreast of and makes contributions to the professional literature, activities of professional organizations, and scholarly developments in the areas of acquisitions, technical services, and/or related topics.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. from an American Library Association accredited institution; minimum of 3 years professional experience in acquisitions/serials and financial components of integrated library systems in an academic library, demonstrated ability to manage personnel and library projects, superior oral and written communication skills; strong service orientation; ability to organize and prioritize workload and meet deadlines; ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse groups in a complex, service-oriented environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Significant budgetary experience; successful supervisory experience.
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces ILS, (III).

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all Division of Academic Affairs faculty and administrative job applications electronically. The application should consist of a detailed letter of application, a complete current Resume/CV, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/33622. To learn more about Gumberg Library, please visit: http://www.library.duq.edu.

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.