Job Opportunity: Digital Services Librarian, Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton

We invite applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Digital Services Librarian, commencing by July 16, 2018.  The regularly scheduled hours for this position will be primarily Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  A generous benefits package is offered, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a retirement plan, and paid vacation, holidays, and research leave.

The Digital Services Librarian is responsible for developing, coordinating, and managing the Library’s digital collections and related digital projects. This position works closely with faculty and staff throughout the Library and University, particularly University Archives and McHugh Special Collections, Information Technology, Enrollment Management and External Affairs, and the Division of University Advancement.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops, manages, and assesses the Library’s digital collections and web archives in accordance with established standards and best practices.
  • Establishes workflows and provides oversight for the processing, description, publication, and long-term preservation of digital materials.
  • Investigates, evaluates, and selects software, tools, and platforms for the efficient and effective management of digital collections.
  • Works closely with University Archives and McHugh Special Collections faculty and staff to coordinate the digitization of rare and unique materials.
  • Collaborates with departments and divisions across campus to capture, describe, and preserve born digital content relevant to the University Archives, such as masters and honors theses, other forms of student scholarship, the University website, and University publications.
  • Develops policies and procedures that support appropriate and user-friendly access to digital materials, in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
  • Serves as the Library’s liaison to various consortia on collaborative digital initiatives, such as the Pennsylvania Digital partnership and the Digital Public Library of America.
  • Directs, supervises, and evaluates the work of the part-time Digital Services Assistant.
  • Coordinates with University faculty and, when feasible, community partners (such as the Scranton Public Library and Lackawanna Historical Society) on digital projects.
  • Participates in Library and University initiatives, e.g., by serving on committees, etc.
  • Provides research services and information literacy instruction to library users as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Possession of an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s degree at time of appointment
  • Two years of experience working in a library, archives, or museum
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects
  • Experience with digital collections initiatives, such as digitization, born digital records management, and web archiving
  • Experience with (or coursework related to) current metadata schemas and standards
  • Experience with, or interest in, digital humanities projects
  • Supervisory experience
  • Understanding of current trends and best practices in digital collections management and preservation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community-at-large
  • Professional commitment to user-focused library services
  • Professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Ability to engage in scholarship and service in order to meet qualifications for reappointment and tenure, as defined in the Faculty Handbook
  • Ability to attain a second Master’s degree in a subject field, or the completion of thirty graduate credits in a discipline that improves professional competence, as a requirement for tenure (if not already accomplished at time of hire)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with digital asset management platforms and tools, such as CONTENTdm, Archive-It, and DuraCloud
  • Familiarity with applicable provisions of copyright law

About the Library and University

The Weinberg Memorial Library provides superior resources, services, and programs in support of the dynamic scholarly, cultural and social endeavors of the University and the community at large.  The Library plays an integral role in teaching, learning, and research on campus, fostering a culture of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, innovation, creativity, and sustainability.  Our work environment is forward-looking and participatory, with an emphasis on transparency and faculty/staff development.

The University of Scranton, a broadly regional, Catholic and Jesuit university with more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Northeast, is seeking individuals who can contribute to our mission and success.

Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. The University’s aspirations are guided by our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan: “An Engaged, Integrated, Global Student Experience”.

Drawing on the strengths that have made it a recognized leader in the Northeast (ranked among the top 10 master’s universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report), Scranton is committed to a culture of scholarship and excellence and is moving into the front ranks of America’s comprehensive universities.

Official University of Scranton Diversity Statement

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law.  Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.  The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.  Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply

Applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com and include a cover letter summarizing qualifications and strengths, a curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for three professional references.  The position will remain open until filled but applications will be reviewed beginning March 12, 2018.  Prof. Narda Tafuri, Coordinator of Technical Services, serves as the Search Committee Chair.

3D Printing in the Library

The Library has a Makerbot Replicator 2 and The Reilly Learning Commons is now offering 3D printing! Printing is done in the technology support room (124J) during their office hours or by visiting the Learning Commons Coordinator, Sheli Pratt-McHugh, in room 124H. Prints costs $0.10 per gram. To request a print job you must first sign the Acceptable Use Policy and fill out a 3D printing request form, which can also be found in the technology support room.

Visit the 3D Printing LibGuide with additional resources to create 3D models, pictures of printed objects, and articles about 3D printing. Email ReillyLearningCommons@scranton.edu for questions or assistance with 3D printing and we will do our best to assist you in this new service!

 

The Weinberg Memorial Library is now hiring for an Associate Dean

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton invites applications for a full-time, Associate Dean commencing January 2018.  The Weinberg Memorial Library provides superior resources, services and programs in support of the dynamic scholarly, cultural and social endeavors of the University and the community at large. The Library plays an integral role in teaching, learning, and research on campus, fostering a culture of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, innovation, creativity, and sustainability. Our work environment is forward-looking and participatory, with an emphasis on transparency and faculty/staff development.

The successful candidate will bring strong communicative and interpersonal abilities in order to provide strategic/operational leadership for the Library; supervise the day-to-day management of the Library facilities, collections, and staff; collaborate with University faculty, administration, and staff; cultivate student learning and formation; work with academic departments to achieve and maintain accreditation; assess library services, programs, and evolving user needs; encourage integration of technology into the delivery of library services; and advocate in support of library services and programs that promote transformational education that is engaged, integrated, and global.

Qualified applicants should have an American Library Association-accredited Master’s Degree and six years of library/archives experience at a managerial or administrative level, including at least four years in an academic library.

Dr. Brian P. Conniff, Academic Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences of The University of Scranton, serves as the Search Committee Chair. Applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com and include a letter of application summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Position is open until filled but applications received by October 16, 2017 will be given full consideration.

The University of Scranton is a regional institution of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in northeast Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. Drawing on the strengths that have made it a recognized leader in the Northeast (ranked 8th among the master’s level universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report), Scranton is committed to a culture of scholarship and excellence in teaching and is moving into the front ranks of American’s comprehensive universities.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.

Spotlight on Student Worker Mackenzie Thompson

Mackenzie Thompson, from Breezy Point, NY, is a senior Occupational Therapy major with minors in Psychology and Counseling and Human Services. Mackenzie has worked as a technical consultant in the Reilly Learning Commons since its opening in August 2014, where she loves working with people, helping them with technology and using the library. Over the past three years, Mackenzie has helped implement new technology in the Library and is always happy to share her knowledge with others.

Mackenzie is very active on campus working with the Royal Signers on the Executive Board, serving as Co-Director of the Royal Ambassadors, and a member of the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA), and Wishmakers. Mackenzie is also a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and Psi Chi.

Mackenzie’s hobbies include drawing, reading, and decorating for holidays. Mackenzie’s favorite book is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and her favorite movie is Anastasia. You might be surprised to learn that Mackenzie has FOUR dogs! Two 8-year-old Golden Retrievers, Brooke and Lucky, and two rescues, a Siberian Husky named Indigo, age 3.5, and a St. Bernard, Indigo, age 5.

Mackenzie hopes to become a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Mackenzie’s favorite professors have been all of her OT professors who share their enthusiasm for the field with their students.

After graduation in May, Mackenzie will continue with her education in pursuing a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at the University of Scranton.

Thank you, Mackenzie! Best wishes with all your future endeavors!

Spotlight on Student Worker Emily Dineen

Emily Dineen is a senior Occupational Therapy major from Bethel, Connecticut. Emily has worked as a technical consultant in the Reilly Learning Commons for two years where she shares her enthusiasm for technology with others and helps students and faculty alike. Working in the Library has provided Emily a greater sense of community with students and staff and she has enjoyed the knowledge she has gained from the position. Emily encourages students to take advantage of the many resources and supports available to them in the Library.

Emily is very active with the campus community! She works in the CTLE as a tutor, volunteers with Campus Ministries, Wishmakers on Campus, and the Occupational Therapy Association. Emily is also involved with the International Service Program and visited Honduras in the summer of 2015 for a service trip.

Emily’s hobbies include spending time with family and friends, playing and watching sports, and going to the lake or ocean.  She also enjoys reading and writing. Her favorite book is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer. Emily’s favorite film is Elf. You may be surprised to learn that Emily LOVES classic rock music!

Emily hopes to become an occupational therapist and to advocate for her clients. She would also like to become an occupational therapy professor to help educate and encourage the next generation of future OTs. Her favorite professor is Dr. Marlene Morgan Ed.D., and her favorite class is OT 461: Practice IV Geriatrics.

After graduation in May, Emily will continue with her education in pursuing a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at the University of Scranton.

Thank you, Emily! Best of luck in all your pursuits!

Paint Day Fundraiser: Rescheduled

Rescheduled Event: The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library will be hosting a paint day fundraiser in the Heritage Room on the fifth floor of the Library on Sunday, February 26 at 2pm. There is a $35 fee, snacks will be provided. Preregistration is required. For more information and to register, visit Spirited Art’s calendar of events.

If you were already registered for the original event, you are automatically registered for the 26th. If you can no longer attend, please contact Spirited Art.

Paint Day: Postponed

Due to the weather, we are postponing the Paint Day Fundraiser. The new date is February 26. If you were already registered you will receive an email with more details. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Slow Printing

We are experience some problems with printing in the library today due to the increase in traffic on the network. The system is responding, but very slowly. Please, give yourself extra time to print materials. We are working with IT Services to fix the issue. Thank you for your patience.

The Weinberg Memorial Library is now hiring for an Associate Dean

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton invites applications for a full-time, Associate Dean commencing January 2017. The Weinberg Memorial Library provides superior resources, services and programs in support of the dynamic scholarly, cultural and social endeavors of the University and the community at large. The Library plays an integral role in teaching, learning, and research on campus, fostering a culture of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, innovation, creativity, and sustainability. Our work environment is forward-looking and participatory, with an emphasis on transparency and faculty/staff development.

The successful candidate will bring strong communicative and interpersonal abilities in order to provide strategic/operational leadership for the Library; supervise the day-to-day management of the Library facilities, collections, and staff; collaborate with University faculty, administration, and staff; cultivate student learning and formation; work with academic departments to achieve and maintain accreditation; assess library services, programs, and evolving user needs; encourage integration of technology into the delivery of library services; and advocate in support of library services and programs that promote transformational education that is engaged, integrated, and global.

Qualified applicants should have an American Library Association-accredited Master’s Degree and one of the following: a second Master’s degree in a subject field; or the completion of thirty additional graduate credits in a discipline that improves professional competence. At least six years of academic library supervisory experience at an academic managerial or administrative level with demonstrated experience in human resource management, budget management, policy development, assessment, project management, library systems, and collection development is required.

Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Academic Dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies at The University of Scranton, serves as the Search Committee Chair. Applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com and include a letter of application summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Position is open until filled but applications will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2016.

The University of Scranton is a regional institution of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in northeast Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. Drawing on the strengths that have made it a recognized leader in the Northeast (ranked 8th among the master’s level universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report. Scranton is committed to a culture of scholarship and excellence in teaching and is moving into the front ranks of American’s comprehensive universities.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.