Albert R. Mann Library
Cornell University Library
Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and thrives in an innovative work environment. Candidates should have a strong background and interest in environmental science in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell’s environmental sciences students, faculty and staff. The librarian will be a member of the campus-wide Research Data Management Service Group, and will work collaboratively to provide data management and data management planning services to the Cornell community. Working on a team with more than a dozen colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services and Collection Development librarians, the Research Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.
Under the direction of the Head of Research & Learning Services, the Research Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian:
Develops and leads innovative information services for the environmental sciences research, learning and extension communities.
Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in environmental sciences disciplines.
Participates in Library and campus research support service initiatives including those related to research profiles, and research data management, curation and preservation.
Develops and supports services for documenting and distributing research data.
Develops and maintains expertise in data issues for libraries.
Provides quality reference, consulting, and liaison services, and teaches classes and workshops as assigned.
Serves as liaison to selected environmental sciences activities and departments within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information delivery.
MLS from ALA accredited school or equivalent professional degree.
Subject area background (degree or work experience) in environmental science, natural resources, ecology, or related field.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation.
Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
Commitment to professional development.
Work experience in an academic library.
Experience teaching information management and computer technologies.
Experience working with tools and technologies related to data management, such as relational databases, GIS software, scripting languages, etc.
Salary & Benefits:
Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.
How to Apply:
Application Procedure: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. The deadline for applications is March 14, 2014. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Samuel R. Scholes Library of Ceramics
Scholes Library at Alfred University invites qualified applicants for the position of Engineering/Emerging Technologies Librarian. This faculty librarian serves internationally recognized programs within The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
Scholes Library is a research-focused specialized library, serving the Inamori School of Engineering and the School of Art and Design at Alfred University. This position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment reporting to the Library Director/Associate Dean of Libraries. The successful candidate will have multiple responsibilities including subject specialist support to the Inamori School of Engineering and leadership for library systems at Scholes Library.
This position has two primary roles:
Engineering and Science Role: This librarian serves as Engineering Subject Specialist, with responsibility for collection development, technical reference, library instruction, and research support services to the School of Engineering.
Emerging Technologies Role: This librarian will manage and implement technologies that support instruction, reference, and scholarly activities at Scholes Library. H/she oversees the library website and provides first-line technical support for hardware and software issues This librarian will collaborate in joint efforts with Alfred University’s Herrick Memorial Library to manage shared library systems and to implement new library systems. This role also includes liaison responsibilities to the Alfred University’s Information Technology Services (ITS) Unit.
Additional Service: All library faculty are required to serve on Library, College, and University committees and participate in scheduled reference coverage, including some evening and occasional weekend hours.
an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent;
familiarity with specialized information resources specific to science and engineering (i.e. patents, standards, technical reports, and specialized data software);
a strong background in the physical sciences or engineering;
strong computing skills;
an ability to manage multiple projects;
enthusiasm for collaboration; a passion for instruction;
an ability to understand and address the technical information needs at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research levels; an ability to meet the requirements of promotion and tenure.
Preference will be given to candidates with:
a background in Materials Science, experience implementing emerging library technologies (i.e. content management systems, repositories, data management software);
experience supporting interlibrary loan/document delivery technologies;
or experience with any of the following technologies (Iliad, MS Access, Joomla, DSpace, MDID, Aleph 500, LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibAnalytics, Summon, EZProxy, OCLC Products, SerialsSolutions 360 Link/Core ).
Salary & Benefits:
Salary is competitive with excellent benefits including tuition remission. Alfred University is a comprehensive university of 2,000 students, located in Western New York. The University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Additional information is available at www.alfred.edu.
How to Apply:
To apply, please submit the following to the address below: (Email & PDF preferred)
1) A letter of introduction outlining how your qualifications and experience match this opportunity;
2) Current Resume/Vitae;
3) Names, email, and phone numbers of three appropriate references
Mark A. Smith
Director, Scholes Library
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
2 Pine Street
Alfred, NY 14802