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University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Job Announcement
Director of Sciences

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Director of Sciences. The Sciences department consists of the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library; L.H. Gemmill Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics Library; and three science librarians in the Norlin Library. The Director develops and implements departmental goals that align with organizational priorities; oversees, coordinates, and communicates departmental policy and practices; and maintains open communication with other Libraries departments. The University of Colorado Boulder has top-ranked programs in Engineering, Geosciences, Astrophysics, and Aerospace, with five Nobel Laureates in sciences since 1989. A significant part of the responsibilities of this position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Requirements
Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:
?       Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in library and information science (MLIS) or equivalent.

?       Three or more years of progressively responsible professional library experience.

?       Demonstrated ability to advocate for and cultivate an environment that supports diversity, respect, and inclusion.

?       Supervisory experience that promotes collaboration.

?       Demonstrated familiarity with current trends and policy issues in science librarianship.

?       Excellent time and project management skills in concert with the ability to lead effectively.

?       Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively to develop partnerships in a complex and rapidly changing community.

?       Experience modeling and encouraging teamwork, collaboration, relationship-building, and mentoring.

?       Experience supporting teaching and learning in libraries.

?       Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

?       Potential for research, scholarly or creative work, and professional service.


Desired Qualifications
Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:
?       Experience in science librarianship and/or degree in the sciences.

?       Experience with liaison relationships, research services, and content/collections management.

?       Demonstrated leadership, supervision, or change management experience.

?       Demonstrated experience developing collaborations with academic departments and/or other campus communities.

?       Experience integrating new services and/or technologies into libraries.

?       Record of research, scholarly or creative work, and professional service.


Appointment and Salary:
Successful candidates will be appointed as full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty members. Appointment rank will depend on professional experience. The minimum starting salary is $65,000 plus an additional 15% faculty director stipend. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by February 25, 2018, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 12479) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU. The full position description can be viewed at http://www.colorado.edu/libraries/jobs-opportunities.

Direct Link to Apply: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=12479

The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building and retaining a diverse workforce to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of developing and learning. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

About the University and Libraries:
As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.

Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank. The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

About Boulder, Colorado:
Boulder and the surrounding area is known as one of the best places to live because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere. At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest. Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space and trails.
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University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Job Announcement
Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Specialist   -   12256
University Staff

Description
CU Boulder Libraries welcomes applications for an Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Specialist to oversee daily ILL Borrowing activities, including tracking the prompt processing of incoming requests, managing materials received, and the timely return of borrowed material.

Who we are:
As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.

Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank. The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

What your key responsibilities will be:
ILLiad Request Queues and Workflow Oversight
On a daily basis, reviews and evaluates all incoming ILLiad requests and routes them appropriately for further action by other staff; also reviews, responds to, or routes all departmental email queries and voicemail messages.
In accordance with local policies and interlibrary loan best practices, fills requests in assigned ILLiad queues by locating appropriate lenders or suppliers.
Works on problem resolution and follow up with unit management and communicates with other lending institutions and with patrons (faculty, students, staff).
Student and Volunteer Supervision
Hires, evaluates and supervises the work of all student employees. Conducts training, develops procedural guidelines and documentation, tracks the student budget, and processes timesheets.
Trains and supervises volunteers in the unit. Makes staffing and training recommendations to unit head and assists with cross-training of other units/departments in the Libraries, such as ILL Lending and Access Services.
Liaises regularly with Access Services and communicates any issues to unit head for resolution when they cannot be resolved.
Technical Support and ILL Systems Maintenance
Troubleshoots ILL software and related systems; participates in the planning and implementation of technological improvements related to ILL Borrowing in coordination with the unit head and Libraries Information Technology department. Attempts to resolve local system errors and communicates issues to unit head.
Assists the unit head in overseeing the maintenance and updating of the ILLiad system that tracks all incoming requests.
Works with the head of ILL Borrowing and ILL Lending units in order to maintain ILL Borrowing information and to facilitate changes that affect user access.
Materials Management
Oversees the receipt and posting process of non-returnables and returnables.
Monitors the status of received materials and ensures that they are checked in and returned to the proper lender. Works with staff in the mailroom and in Access Services to resolve shipping issues.
Manages the receipt of article and book chapter requests, both in electronic and paper format. Purchases materials according to unit guidelines when they are not available to be borrowed.
Unit Invoice Management
Receives, tracks, and sends invoices forward for payment for the unit, in conjunction with Acquisitions staff, including payments for lost books, purchases, or damaged materials.
Liaises with lending library regarding non-returned materials.
Monitors the process of payment through CU's Procurement Services.

What we can offer:
The salary range for this position starts at $43,000.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

Be inclusive. Be supportive. Be collaborative. Be Boulder.

Qualifications
What we require:
Bachelor's degree.
1 year of professional library experience.
Experience using interlibrary loan software such as ILLiad.
Experience using OCLC.
What you will need:
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively verbally and in writing, and internally and externally to users and other lenders.
Ability to interact collegially and professionally with skill, tact, and courtesy with students, faculty, and colleagues, both internally and externally.
Ability to identify and solve problems independently and collaboratively.
Responsiveness and flexibility in order to adjust to a changing work environment.
A record of exercising good judgment, consistent with University and library policies and applicable laws.
What we’d like you to have:
Master's degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
3 years of professional library experience.
Supervisory experience of student assistants or staff.
Experience with an integrated library system such as Innovative's Sierra.
Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are mostly highly qualified.
   
Special Instructions to Applicants:   Please apply by February 4, 2018.

Apply here: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=12256&lang=en

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at cucareershelp@cu.edu. All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.
Application Materials Required:   Cover Letter, Resume/CV   Application Materials Instructions:   To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at www.cu.edu/cu-careers:
1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-12256.
Please do not upload references at this time.

Job Category
:   Academic Services
Primary Location
:   Boulder
Department:   B0001 -- Boulder Campus   -   10369 - Library Administration
Schedule
:   Full-time
Posting Date
:   Jan 19, 2018
Unposting Date
:   Feb 5, 2018, 6:59:00 AM
Posting Contact Name:   Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email:   HRESmail@colorado.edu
Position Number:   00003042
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