Jobs in Library and Information Technology
The Midwestern Region includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
Meadville Lombard Theological School (Unitarian Universalist) seeks an innovative and collaborative leader to serve as its Director of Library and Information Technology. The successful candidate will lead strategic and sustained technological innovations, and will coordinate their operations and assessment. The Director will play a key role in improving collaborative user-focused information technology services that contribute to the success of Meadville Lombard students, faculty, and staff. The Director will be committed to leading, building and supporting an active, responsive, globally and socially engaged, twenty-first-century library. Reporting to the Provost, the Director of Library and Information Technology is a full time 12 month exempt administrative position.
Job Responsibilities Include:
- Direct information technology strategic planning, building and goal-setting initiatives to enhance the Libraries’ effectiveness as an innovative learning and discovery center.
- Manage the administrative and instructional IT functions.
- Teach digital and information literacy to faculty, staff and students including digital inclusion.
- Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program required.
- 1-3 years of experience working in libraries; applications from recent graduates are welcome.
- Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of IT principles, process, systemsand standards. Deep understanding of technology trends in library services and in higher education.
- Conversant in community informatics – how information and communication technologies empowers or enables physical communities.
- Expertise in varied library technology applications that can extend collections and services to non-resident learners; awareness of current and emerging trends in information technology.
Desired qualifications: The successful applicant will have excellent organizational, communication, problem-solving and time management skills; be active in professional activities/organizations; have a strong service orientation to our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the scholarly community; and maintain an ongoing interest in learning new trends in library and information technology.
Working environment/Description of institution: Meadville Lombard Theological School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply.
Salary and benefits: Meadville Lombard Theological School offers a competitive salary and benefits package including spouse/partner/family insurance options.
Deadline for applying: Until filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional letters of reference via email to:firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact person: Dr. Sharon Welch
URL for further information: http://www.meadville.edu/job-postings.php
Licensing Sales Specialist, American Academy of Pediatrics
Elk Grove Village, IL
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s health, is seeking a soft-sell sales professional to increase market share of our online journals with our institutional customers. If you are a sales professional or librarian who is seeking a change, and would like to work for an organization that makes a positive impact on children’s health, this position could be a good fit.
Key responsibilities include negotiating contracts and licensing agreements with libraries, hospitals, and university accounts; providing operational support by maintaining accurate database records of all sales and prospecting activities and coordinating agreement renewal process; managing AAP’s library facing website and social media accounts with appropriate updates.
The right candidate will have a Bachelors degree in business or marketing or an equivalent combination of education and work experience required; along with at least two years experience in sales, licensing and/or marketing of online scholarly, scientific, or medical publications. Experience cultivating and maintaining solid business relationships is essential. Some travel may be required.
Contract negotiating and/or library industry experience preferred. Experience with online journal hosting services and/or SalesForce preferred. The American Academy of Pediatrics is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V) that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005, the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area.
The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a very comprehensive benefits package.
Deadline for applying: Open until filled Application instructions: Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and salary preference to:
Library Director, City of Bettendorf Public Library
Directs and manages the Public Library, ensures that programs and services offered meet community needs and interests. Prepares, submits and manages financial budgets and presents operating reports and summaries. Administers policies, procedures and practices; represents the Library to a number of publics, including community groups, educators, patrons and others. Reports to the Bettendorf Public Library Board of Trustees.
A professional level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of a Master's degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalent Master’s degree. Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles of library science, technology, management, personnel supervision, budgeting, library collections and library trends.
Five to seven years of progressively more responsible work experience, including a minimum of five years of library administrative (and supervisory experience at the department head level or above. There is a residency requirement for this position. Applicant must live within the City of Bettendorf proper within 6 months of accepting position.
Strong leadership skills Working environment/Description of institution: The Bettendorf Public Library Information Center is committed to providing access to information and ideas for all. The Bettendorf Public Library is located in Bettendorf, Iowa. and works closely with other City departments. The library works with a governing Board of Trustees with a budget of approximately $2.5 million. The Library also works with the Bettendorf Foundation and Friends group. Some additional facts about the library:
The number of registered Bettendorf Public Library card holders is 22,936. The Library provides 150,026 books and serials, 7,956 eBooks, 20,585 audio recordings 8,448 downloadable audiobooks and 8,060 video recordings. 620,206 items were checked out.
Residents from other communities borrowed 193,565 items from the Bettendorf Public Library. Library staff organized 920 programs that attracted an audience of 19,194. The Library added 10,601 new books, 1,379 audio recordings and 1,119 video recordings. Salary and benefits: $71,868.33 to $110,677.34 annual pay range
Benefits are listed on www.bettendorf.org, under Human Resources, Benefit Handbook Deadline
for applying: Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Application instructions: Send Cover Letter, Resume, Application, and Salary Requirements to:
Human Resources Department
City of Bettendorf
1609 State Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Apply to/Contact person:
Human Resources Director
URL for further information: http://www.bettendorf.org