Head of Public & Research Services and Assistant/Associate Librarian (Tenure Track)

Job Posting Title:
Head of Public & Research Services and Assistant/Associate Librarian (Tenure-Track)

Position Type:
Faculty

Department:
LSUAM Lib – Technology Initiatives (Gina Raye Costello (00011711))

Work Location:
LSU – Baton Rouge

Pay Grade:

LSU Libraries seek an experienced, collaborative, and enthusiastic individual to lead and manage the public and outreach services in the Special Collections Library. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Special Collections, the incumbent will manage and coordinate all aspects of Special Collections reference services in a dynamic repository, that includes extensive manuscripts and book holdings relating to the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley, rare books, University Archives, and political papers collections. The Head of Public and Research Services will also hold the faculty rank as an Assistant/Associate Librarian (tenure track).

Job Responsibilities

•45% Defines cohesive strategies for managing remote and in-person reference activities, including (but not limited to) training, policies, and procedures for the Reading Room, fulfilling duplication requests, as well as collections retrieval and reshelving; Oversees the Special Collections Library’s use of Aeon (researcher and collections management system) and serves as the liaison to Atlas Systems regarding technical issues and statistics; Oversees and coordinates reference service in person and remotely including occasional Saturday morning and Tuesday evening duty; Works closely with head of Research and Instruction Services in Middleton Library on general policies and overall direction for research services in the University Libraries; Directly supervises the public services unit in Special Collections.
•25% Coordinates Special Collections outreach efforts both on campus and beyond; Contributes to the Libraries website and social media to promote Special Collections services and collections to the research community; Consults with LSU faculty on their own research needs and research based on Special Collections holdings; Works with LSU teaching faculty to integrate Special Collections holdings and services into their course design.
•15% Oversees the rights and permissions for publication and reuse of items in collections; Develops institutional strategy for tracking and reporting archival use and impact metrics, and coordinates assessment efforts; Works with Special Collections management team to align collection use trends with processing strategies and develop effective archival discovery mechanisms; Works with Special Collections management team and others to develop strategies for providing access to the digital content; Represents Special Collections on relevant library committees, task forces, etc.
•15% Engages in research, scholarly publication, and professional service activities. Participates in local, regional, or national professional organizations; enriches professional expertise by attending conferences and continuing education opportunities, with the potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research and service.

Assistant Librarian

Minimum Qualifications

•Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program or related degree and experience.
•Minimum of 3 years professional experience working in a special collections setting.
•Experience in the following areas: providing special collections research services; training and supervising staff, interns, and student assistants; outreach and curriculum building with archival materials; ability to organize short and long-term priorities/projects with multiple deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

•Subject knowledge in one or more of the Special Collections Library’s primary collecting areas; experience drafting and implementing policies and procedures; experience using and managing Aeon software; Spec Collections experience at a Tier 1 Univ; experience dealing with confidential and sensitive information

Associate Librarian

Minimum Qualifications

•Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program or related degree and experience.
•5 years professional experience managing staff in a special collections setting.
•Experience in the following areas: providing special collections research services; training and supervising staff, interns, and student assistants; outreach and curriculum building with archival materials; ability to organize short and long-term priorities/projects with multiple deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

•Ph.D
•Subject knowledge in one or more of the Special Collections Library’s primary collecting areas; experience drafting and implementing policies and procedures; experience using and managing Aeon software; Spec Collections experience at a Tier 1 Univ; experience dealing with confidential and sensitive information.

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:
A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. Please have three letters of recommendation available upon request.

Posting Date:
June 21, 2017

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:
Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Essential Position (Y/N):

EEO Statement:
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

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