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Assistant/Associate Professor, Head of Instruction & Research Services

JOB CATEGORY: Faculty
DEPARTMENT: Albertsons Library
SCHEDULE: Full-time
CLOSING DATE: May 27, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

ABOUT US:
Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/career-landing/.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Boise State University’s Albertsons Library seeks an innovative, forward‐thinking, service‐oriented person who excels at motivating and inspiring others, to serve as Head of Instruction and Research Services (IRS). Reporting to the Library Dean, the IRS Head supervises a team of faculty and staff, providing leadership to establish and implement goals, objectives, priorities, and performance standards for research, reference, instruction, and information literacy. In this role you will:

  • Collaborate with passionate talented Librarians and Staff to re-envision the role of research, instruction and liaison activities at the center of a progressive, growing university in a dynamic metropolitan community
  • “Work collectively on an ongoing basis to build and maintain a community that understands, celebrates, and values diversity, and expects and fosters inclusivity at all levels” (Statement of Diversity and Inclusivity)
  • Work with colleagues to plan and implement programs in a fast‐paced environment where a focus on student success, experimentation, creativity, and appropriate risk taking are balanced to move initiatives forward
  • Help develop an agile, welcoming library environment focused on data driven decisions and staff development that positions the Library and Boise State University for success
  • Coordinate the design, implementation, and assessment of innovative, user‐centered research and curriculum support services
  • Work creatively and collaboratively to build partnerships with faculty, campus departments, and community groups in support of the University’s teaching, research, and service missions
  • Provide leadership and vision that advocates for transdisciplinary research, diversity and inclusion, transformational library services, and student success
  • Serve as a member of the Collections Council and assume shared responsibility for collections management and fostering use of library resources and collections

Albertsons Library has a vision to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We strive to be the “vibrant nurturing hub of Boise State where people and diverse ideas flourish” (Vision). To reach this vision and ensure student success, we are committed to increasing our cultural competencies by requiring unconscious bias training of all library employees and creating a staff development program infused with inclusive excellence. Many library employees are actively working to earn BUILD certificates (Boise State Uniting for Inclusion and Leadership in Diversity).

This is a full‐time, 12‐month, tenure‐track position with faculty status and academic rank. Appointment will be at a rank commensurate with experience and dependent upon qualifications and record of professional service and scholarly publication. Library faculty must meet Library and University requirements to achieve promotion and tenure.

MIMINUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program in library and information studies
  • Evidence of strong supervisory skills developed through increasing responsibilities over 5 years or more
  • Experience supervising faculty or librarians with academic rank/academic status working toward promotion, rank, and/or tenure in an academic environment
  • Experience planning and providing services and programs related to instruction, research, or liaison services in an academic or research library environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated interest, experience, and/or ability to promote cultural competency, diversity and/or inclusive excellence
  • Experience with or experience assessing the effectiveness of learning, programs, services and/or spaces
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in research and instructional services

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Competitive salary, plus an excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees, for more information visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits/.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: Send electronic cover letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. Minimum and preferred qualifications should be explicitly addressed in the candidate’s application letter.


Head, Scholarly Communications and Data Management

JOB CATEGORY: Faculty
DEPARTMENT: Albertsons Library
SCHEDULE: Full-time
CLOSING DATE: May 27, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

ABOUT US:
Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Boise State University’s Albertsons Library seeks a Head of Scholarly Communications and Data Management who will serve as a strong open access advocate with a firm understanding of the practical challenges involved in transforming traditional research dissemination systems. In this role you will:

  • Provide leadership for and oversee the development of the Scholarly Communication and Data Management unit, including hiring, training, and supervising classified and faculty employees, overseeing the management of ScholarWorks, Boise State’s institutional repository, and collaborating with other library employees to deliver data management and Open Education Resources (OER) services;
  • Create and promote the use of tools, resources, and services that facilitate research dissemination;
  • Collaborate with faculty, students, researchers, librarians, and other University personnel to advocate for open practices, including Open Access publishing, OER, and open data;
  • Monitor and report on trends, legal requirements, and best practices regarding scholarly communication, public access to research, copyright-related scholarly publishing issues, and OERs;
  • “Work collectively on an ongoing basis to build and maintain a community that understands, celebrates, and values diversity, and expects and fosters inclusivity at all levels” (Statement of Diversity and Inclusivity);

Albertsons Library has a vision to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We strive to be the “vibrant nurturing hub of Boise State where people and diverse ideas flourish” (Vision). To reach this vision and ensure student success, we are committed to increasing our cultural competencies by requiring unconscious bias training of all library employees and creating a staff development program infused with inclusive excellence. Many library employees are actively working to earn BUILD certificates (Boise State Uniting for Inclusion and Leadership in Diversity).

This is a full‐time, 12‐month, tenure‐track position with faculty status and academic rank. Appointment will be at a rank commensurate with experience and dependent upon qualifications and record of professional service and scholarly publication. Library faculty must meet Library and University requirements to achieve promotion and tenure.

MIMINUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree from an American Library Association accredited program in library and information studies
  • Five years of progressive responsibility in an academic library setting including supervision of library employees
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging issues in scholarly communications, data management, open educational resources, and institutional repository management practices
  • Demonstrated success in collaboration with faculty, researchers, and other University stakeholders, especially in the area of research dissemination

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated interest, experience, and/or ability to promote cultural competency, diversity and/or inclusive excellence;
  • Experience consulting with researchers on copyright, author rights, and publishing practices;
  • Experience conducting scholarly research projects

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Competitive salary, plus an excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees, for more information visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits/.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: Send electronic cover letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. Minimum and preferred qualifications should be explicitly addressed in the candidate’s application letter.


Professional Staff


No Professional Staff positions available at this time.

Classified Staff

Library Assistant 2

JOB CATEGORY: Library (Classified/Hourly)
DEPARTMENT: Albertsons Library
SCHEDULE: Full-time
CLOSING DATE: May 10, 2019, 11:59:00 AM

ABOUT US:
Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

DESCRIPTION:
To perform paraprofessional library work involving service to patrons, or maintenance of library collections and databases; or acquisitions, cataloging, and classification; or interlibrary loan; to provide leadwork in a specialized library function.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
This position is in the Receiving & Collections section of Albertsons Library Acquisitions & Collections Services. Acquisitions and Collections Services acquires and provides access to library resources in electronic, media and print formats. We obtain resources through subscriptions, firm and approval orders, short term loan, interlibrary loan, Federal Document depository, and as gifts. We provide Library patrons with access to these resources by maintaining bibliographic and holdings data, and linking urls in Voyager, OCLC, and Worldcat Local, Serials Solutions ERM and the Library’s journals A-Z list, through document delivery, and the processing of physical materials. We manage library data using complex, integrated computer applications, and cloud-based services.

This position is responsible for providing library collection management support, including bibliographic and holdings records maintenance in a variety of library systems, physical processing of library materials, copy cataloging of print and electronic resources, linking and verification of access to online resource, and conservation and mending functions. This position also has responsibility for retrieving and compiling electronic resources usage data.

MIMIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Good knowledge of current library organization, terminology, and functions.
  • Some knowledge of supervisory practices.
  • Experience using and applying bibliographic and other library information sources; using a bibliographic utility and integrated library system to perform acquisitions, cataloging or serials work; compiling and analyzing information and writing a summary in a work setting; using computer applications software.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

  • Experience working in the Technical Services area of an academic library with the following responsibilities: performing acquisitions, serials, or interlibrary loan functions.
  • Experience ordering, receiving, copy cataloging library resources; resource sharing borrowing and lending operations; electronic resource management.
  • Experience using electronic library resources such as ebooks, ejournals, and databases.


Students


JOB TITLE: Library Student IT Assistant 2 – Library Computing & Information Systems

WAGE: $10.00 per hour
APPLICATION CLOSES:

ABOUT THIS JOB:
Albertson’s Library is looking for a student IT assistant who is customer service driven with experience in troubleshooting/problem-solving hardware and software computing issues, working with networking tools and equipment, and has an interest in exploring new technologies. Are you reliable, motivated and able to work independently, then this is the position for you?

DUTIES:

  • Troubleshoot and work to resolve any hardware/software issues that arise with library staff or lab computers and other equipment
  • Setup and image library computers utilizing SCCM (Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager)
  • Identify improvements in processes and work with staff to implement solutions
  • Assist in troubleshooting network and data issues
  • Assess and monitor Library printers and printing needs, and place orders for paper/toner as needed
  • Document procedures as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


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    Thank you.