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Library Electronic Resource Analyst – (190403)

Job Category: Library (Professional)
Department: Albertsons Library
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: Jul 28, 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.

Position Overview:

This exempt professional staff position conducts ongoing assessment and review of library resources in electronic format. This position applies advanced technical knowledge to access and harvest metadata stored in multiple vendor and library systems, interprets and synthesizes findings into executive summaries, full reports, and visualizations, to be used by Library Administration and the Albertsons Library Collections Council in making collection development and budgetary decisions.

This position supports patron access to library resources in print and electronic format by working with Library colleagues to ensure discoverability and accessibility, and responding to interruptions in access.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct ongoing assessment and review of library resources in electronic format

  • In collaboration with Acquisitions & Collections managers, develop and maintain an assessment schedule to ensure systematic and rigorous evaluation of licensed, owned, and open access electronic resources in the collections of Albertsons Library.
  • Develop and present proposals to the Collections Council on assessment criteria and reporting structures for the various categories of electronic resources. Document and implement criteria and structures.
  • Participate in unit workflows to collect, compile, organize, and analyze metadata on electronic resources in the library’s collections, from a variety of industry, bibliographic, and financial sources. Lead special projects related to this function.
  • Produce executive summaries and detailed reports, and prepare presentations for Library administration, the Collections Council, and other stakeholders on value and return on investment of these resources to support Collection Development initiatives. Analyze collections data to improve understanding of usage, evaluate return on investment, and support decision making around selection and renewals.

Support patron access to library resources in print and electronic resources by ensuring discoverability and accessibility, and responding to interruptions in access.

  • Manage some of the library’s electronic resource collections in the OCLC Collection Manager to improve discoverability and access in the OCLC Worldcat Discovery platform.
  • Participate in or lead projects and daily workflows to verify access to electronic resources in databases, ebook platforms, and ejournal platforms.
  • Participate in or lead projects to provide access to electronic resources in collections by cataloging content using the Voyager Cataloging client, OCLC Connexion Client, OCLC Collection Manager, 360 Services ERM, and Worldcat Discovery.
  • Collaborate with various library units to troubleshoot problems with accessing electronic resources.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years of library work experience.
  • One year of work experience with library specific automated systems, which may include library integrated systems, library services platforms, bibliographic utilities, electronic resources management systems, or other library content management systems.
  • Work experience using MS Excel or Access, or equivalent software to analyze information or produce reports.
  • Documented work experience or education that demonstrates organizational and analytical skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of work experience in an academic, research, or large public library acquiring and/or providing access to resources.
  • Two years of work experience with library specific automated systems, which may include library integrated systems, library services platforms, bibliographic utilities, electronic resources management systems, or other library content management systems.
  • Demonstrated interest in the management of online information sources in libraries.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of the interoperability of library management systems.
  • Experience using a variety of library management systems to perform library collection management and technical services functions.
  • Experience managing access to electronic library resources, such as databases, ejournals and ebooks.
  • Ability to be self-directed to research and report on industry trends in the area of electronic resource management.

Salary and benefits: $48,000 per year, plus an excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees, for more information visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/benefits/.

Required Application Materials:  Please attach to your online application a cover letter that describes your interest and how you meet the qualifications above. Also attach a resume showing your work history, including dates of employment. Your cover letter and resume should support your work experience.

Closing Date: 11:59 pm MDT on July 15, 2019.

Benefits

Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://hrs.boisestate.edu/benefits/.


Systems Administrator 1

Job Category: Information Technology (Professional)
Department: Albertsons Library
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: Jul 28, 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. 

Boise State University is designated a doctoral research institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and currently has 11 doctoral programs. Powered by creativity and innovation, Boise State University stands uniquely positioned in the Southwest Idaho as a metropolitan research university of distinction, located in the State’s population center and capital city. Enrollment is over 24,000 students. Boise area is the heart of Southwest Idaho with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a beautiful city, with high quality schools and housing.

Position Overview:

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the position of Systems Administrator 1. This position will provide day-to-day desktop, network and application support for library systems; configure and deploy new software as well as update existing software. The Systems Administrator will manage and develop updates to the desktop imaging and software deployment processes; provide first level support to library staff and patrons; work closely with computer lab assistants to develop and support the Library computer lab, including but not limited to application deployment, desktop imaging, printing and troubleshooting; and monitor and report on server health and operations (both physical and virtual servers).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for library desktop, server, network and application issues.
  • Responsible for deployment, maintenance and troubleshooting of library desktops and applications.
  • Supports technical aspects of library operations.
  • Recommend and implements improvements to desktop and application environments.
  • Provides support on server, storage systems, and networking operations within the library.
  • Monitors and maintains virtual and physical systems performance, proactively identify potential issues and recommend steps for resolution.
  • Support the library’s web presence. Analyze, identify, and assess library web presence and user needs, make suggestions regarding technical direction, and work with library staff to implement changes.
  • Monitors and maintains backup systems. Maintains, supports and troubleshoots network devices and wiring. Maintain current professional certification at the industry standard level or at the Boise State level of OS deployment, whichever is more appropriate to fully support the library’s computing systems.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in an Information Technology related field, OR, an Associates degree plus 2 years of applied experience.
  • Practical experience with Active Directory, software deployment methodologies, troubleshooting and support.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager.
  • Virtualization environment experience.
  • Experience with Powershell.
  • Concrete understanding of Windows operating system concepts.
  • Deployment and management of Linux systems.
  • Experience working in an academic library.

The successful candidate will possess the interest, experience, and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.

Salary and benefits: Salary is $52,900 commensurate with applied knowledge, education and experience, and includes an excellent benefits package: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits/.

Required Application Materials: Please attach to your job-specific application (not your general candidate profile) a cover letter that describes your interest and qualifications for this position. Also attach your resume, including names of employers and dates of employment.

The deadline for application is 11:59pm July 28, 2019.

Benefits

Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://hrs.boisestate.edu/benefits/.


Classified Staff

Library Assistant 2 – Temporary

JOB CATEGORY: Library (Classified/Hourly)
DEPARTMENT: Albertsons Library
SCHEDULE: Part-time
CLOSING DATE: July 17, 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.

Position: Temporary Library Assistant 2

Hourly Rate: $13.70

Location: BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY, Albertsons Library

Deadline to apply: July 17, 2019 Start date: (Aug. 2019 – End Date: Dec. 2019)

IMPORTANT: This position is scheduled to work the evening and weekend hours listed below. Hours changes are dependent on the arrangement made in advance with your supervisor. Hours worked in excess of your weekly agreed schedule must be approved in advance and may not exceed 19.5.

Monday 8:00 PM to 12:15 AM
Tuesday 8:00 PM to 12:15 AM
Wednesday 8:00 PM to 12:15 AM
Thursday 8:00 PM to 12:15 AM

This position is in the Access Services unit of Albertsons Library. The Access Services unit is responsible for item borrowing, technology lending, building safety, stacks maintenance, course reserves, and basic reference. The unit staffs the Circulation Desk during library operating hours and shares in public services duties including chat reference. The successful candidate will have demonstrated aptitude for working with a diverse group of patrons in a busy customer service environment, good communication skills, and flexibility to work within a changing environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Solve user concerns, provide polite and efficient user interactions and circulation services.
  • Perform safety related activities, including building walk arounds.
  • Closing the library building during assigned shifts.
  • Participate in unit communication, planning, service, work and organization.
  • Shares in supervision and training of student assistants for Access Services.

Minimum 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, in printed and computerized format; using a bibliographic utility or in‐house automated 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience in a library Circulation or Access Services unit.
  • Experience in supervising or organizing the work of student workers, volunteers, or other employees.

To apply: email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Jaque Johnson, libraryjobs@boisestate.edu. Application deadline July 17, 2019 at 11:59pm MST.

Benefits
Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://hrs.boisestate.edu/benefits/.

Students

Why working in the library is a great choice for your undergraduate experience

  • Albertsons Library provides a collaborative and creative work environment
  • Student employees are empowered to use their skills to make connections and support peer to peer learning
  • The library provides a community of learners with similar interests in a positive university environment
  • Student employees gain critical job skills including communicating about technologies, how to use a variety of emerging technologies, and meeting user or audience needs
  • Faculty and staff mentor and support students to fulfill their dreams
  • Some positions provide research experience with faculty, often an important component of graduate school
  • Student employees in the library are eligible for a scholarship
  • Flexibility around your classes

For students who would like to be notified of library student employment over the summer, please fill out the student employment google form and we will send you updates.

All library student jobs may be found on Handshake – https://boisestate.joinhandshake.com/login

JOB TITLE: Student Library Assistant 1 – Access Services

Wage: $8.00/hr
Application Closes: July 31, 2019

Job Description: General services assistance to library users. Duties include: shelving books, book repair, monitors use of resources; providing general information on library policies and procedures; maintaining records. Direct or moderate supervision is provided.

This is a Work Study only position.


JOB TITLE: Student Library Assistant 1 – Acquisitions & Collections

Wage: $8.00/hr
Application Closes: July 31, 2019

Job Description: The Acquisitions and Collections Unit is accepting applications for a Student Library Assistant. Applicants must have work-study for 2019-20. Albertsons Library is centrally located. This position will help develop many workplace skills that can be used during your academic career and beyond.

Student Library Assistants are integral to processing lending and borrowing requests in Interlibrary Loan, completing physical processing of library materials, and preparing books for discard or withdrawal.

The nature of this position requires attention to detail, the ability to understand complex information such as library classification systems, including but not limited to Library of Congress call numbers and Dewey Decimal system; ability to use a scanner, MS Word, MS Access and MS Excel, especially Windows in an office environment is imperative, and the ability to lift, bend, reach, push to retrieve and/or shelve book material. Training will be provided.

This position works in the Technical services area of Albertsons Library. The hours are flexible between Mondday and Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

If you have any further questions, please call Jodie Brown at 426-1163.


JOB TITLE: Library Student IT Assistant 2 – Makerspace Lead

Wage: $9.00/hr
Application Closes: July 31, 2019

About this job:
The library and MakerLab is looking for an enthusiastic makerspace coach to serve as a mentor and leader for students in the makerspace. Makerspace Leads will perform advanced technical services, including the training of others, tutoring makers, problem solving advanced technology issues, determine the source of a malfunction, communicate with a vendor to solve the problem, take appropriate actions, promote the makerspace, and assist in makerspace instruction. Makerspace Leads have broad understanding about maker equipment, and have already completed at least one project. Leads should have experience with at least one of the following: 3D printing, 3D design in TinkerCad or other CAD, vinyl cutters, soldering irons, or sofware like Adobe Premier and Audacity. In addition, we are looking for individuals willing to adopt a growth mindset, who can reflect and learn from their experiences. Although having experience with emerging technology is required, it is more important for this person to be willing to help others and listen.

Students in this position will gain:

  • Training and experience on 3D printing, soldering, using a vinyl cutter, social media, 3D design, and other tools.
  • Ability to talk about and use emerging technologies.
  • Access to technology when the MakerLab is not open.

Here’s what you would do everyday:

  • Help others
  • Assist others with their projects
  • Listen to their thoughts and questions
  • Train others
  • Assist with maker courses
  • Plan for new technology
  • Maintain the space and equipment using a checklist