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  • LIBRARY CIRCULATION MANAGER

    Brown University Library seeks enthusiastic, experienced, and customer-focused candidates for the role of Circulation Manager at Brown’s John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library. Rockefeller Library is the main library on Brown’s campus for humanities and social sciences and is used by students and faculty across many disciplines. The Circulation Manager plans and provides operational management for all activities and services provided at the Rockefeller Library circulation desk, including circulation, course reserves, document delivery and resource sharing. The Rockefeller circulation desk also serves as an information service point for users on-site and remotely. This position ensures the circulation desk is fully functional for all hours the library is open, including nights and weekends and during inclement weather.

    Working closely with library colleagues, the Circulation Manager develops procedures and policies that align the department’s services with the Library’s goals. S/he uses critical thinking and analytical skills to gather and interpret data and track trends for optimum service provision. S/he plans and develops clear guidelines for implementing new services. This position also serves as liaison to other departments within and beyond the Library to provide information on available services and to ensure consistent service library-wide.

    The Circulation Manager supervises approximately 10 bargaining unit staff and several student workers. S/he is responsible for managing staff performance, including hiring, scheduling, evaluating, and training. The successful candidate will demonstrate that s/he can use tact and sound judgment as the position works directly with faculty, students and university staff in a highly-visible public service setting. Some evening and weekend work is required.

      Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Significant (minimum of 7 years) supervisory experience, preferably in an academic library with bargaining unit staff
    • Significant (minimum of 7 years) customer service experience, preferably in an academic library with bargaining unit staff
    • Outstanding human relations and communication skills
    • Ability to resolve patron concerns and difficulties with tact, courtesy, and good judgment
    • Mathematical skills applicable to budget, payroll, and statistics
    • Experience using an integrated library system
    • Experience using standard office productivity software (e.g., Word, Excel)
    • Ability to produce statistical and analytical reports using appropriate tools
    • Experience with academic library public services for the humanities and social sciences
    • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse staff, clientele, and partners

    To Apply: please visit Brown University’s career opportunities website at: https://careers.brown.edu and reference Job No. 113332. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

    Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


  • LIBRARY WEB MANAGER

    Brown University Library seeks a Library Web Manager to oversee and manage content and software tools to support the Library’s web presence. The Library Web Manager will coordinate with stakeholders across the Library to administer the Library’s content management system and ensure consistency and accuracy of information on the Library’s public websites, intranet, and social media. S/he will work to improve the integration of the Library’s web-based discovery systems, and assist in the assessment, testing and implementation of new or improved services.

      Responsibilities:
    • Provide oversight and guidance for the creation, organization and maintenance of content for the Library’s public websites and intranet
    • Coordinate with content owners to ensure that the Library’s web presence is relevant, accurate, up-to-date, user-centered and accessible
    • Collaborate in the design, implementation, and management of a Drupal content management system (CMS) for the Libraries, including responsibility for configuration and user support
    • Develop and recommend policies, workflows, and content authoring guidelines for Web content development, implementation, and maintenance
    • Conduct training in creating web content using the CMS
    • Working with a library-wide advisory groups, assist in the development of effective and intuitive interfaces for the discovery of library content by ensuring the effective presentation of search options, metadata, and related resources
    • Identify solutions to improve access and retrieval of library resources via the web
    • Regularly assess and promote awareness of new and existing services, such as Summon, VuFind, etc.
    • Participate in the design, implementation and analysis of user research/usability studies
    • Conduct regular analytics to identify opportunities for improvement
      Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree with a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, or Computer Science preferred
    • Demonstrated content management and web publishing experience
    • 3-4 years of related professional experience; supervisory experience a plus
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrated experience working with content management systems (e.g. Drupal, Wordpress) and information technologies relevant to Web site design and maintenance (e.g. HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP)
    • Experience developing and managing Drupal-based web sites
    • Strong understanding of usability, usability testing, and information architecture concepts
    • Experience with web analytics analysis
    • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills plus the ability to think creatively
    • Supervisory experience leading a team

    To apply for this position (JOB #B01524), please visit Brown’s Online Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.


  • LIBRARIAN for AMERICAN and BRITISH LITERARY and POPULAR CULTURE COLLECTIONS

    Brown University Library seeks to fill the position of Librarian for American and British Literary and Popular Culture Collections. The position is part of the Special Collections staff at the John Hay Library and is responsible for the Harris Collection of American Poetry and Play, the H. Adrian Smith Magic Collection, the H. P. Lovecraft Collection, the Katzoff Collection of Gay and Lesbian Literature, the Thriller Writers Archive, and other special collections in the areas of American and British literature and popular culture.

    The Librarian for American and British Literary and Popular Culture Collections actively engages with students, faculty, and researchers by providing in-depth, subject-based reference and research services, as well as teaching support. S/he assists with the design, development, and implementation of online resource guides, discovery tools, and digital projects. The position is responsible for collection development, through purchase and gift, in designated subject areas and in all formats, with emphasis on special collections material, in accordance with collection guidelines, curriculum alignment, and budgetary resources. The Librarian actively promotes the use of the collections through exhibitions, presentations, and a variety of programmatic initiatives incorporating emerging technologies and social media. S/he collaborates with library staff, faculty, students, donors, as well as with colleagues outside of the University in the design of user services and program development. The Librarian participates in appropriate organizations at the regional and national levels.

      Qualifications:
    • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and/or a graduate degree in a relevant subject area
    • Minimum of three years of experience in a similar position, preferably in an academic setting, with a focus on research and teaching support, collection development, public services, programs, and outreach
    • Extensive knowledge of one or more of the subject areas for which the position is responsible; experience with research tolls relevant to the assigned subject areas
    • Experience in collection development in special collections; knowledge of the antiquarian book trade
    • Demonstrated understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of emerging technologies and social media
    • Knowledge and experience with appropriate data services and software (e.g., SPSS, Strata, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks)
    • Experience with bibliographic instruction and making presentations
    • Experience working with researchers in a rapidly changing environment
    • Ability to work in a complex library organization with a strong service orientation
    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with experience working collaboratively with others; ability to advocate for and promote the collections to a diverse constituency
    • Evidence of scholarly engagement and active participation within the profession
    • Knowledge of one or more languages other than English, preferably French and/or Spanish

    To apply for this position (JOB #B01540), please visit Brown’s Online Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.


  • METADATA MANAGEMENT LIBRARIAN

    Brown University Library seeks an experienced, creative, and technically-savvy professional for the role of Metadata Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, the Metadata Management Librarian's major responsibilities will involve working with batch-loaded and locally-created metadata to ensure accuracy, consistency, and utility across the Library's discovery platforms. S/he will also provide metadata expertise in support of these discovery tools, write documentation, consult with and train colleagues, and be active in building external relationships and professional development.

    The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

    • MLS or equivalent graduate degree
    • 3-5 years or relevant experience in an academic library, archive, or comparable environment
    • Demonstrated experience creating, editing, and transforming metadata (MARC and non-MARC)
    • Demonstrated experience with various metadata schema (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MODS, Dublin Core, VRA)
    • Demonstrated experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources
    • Strong communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills
    • Experience in transformation of XML documents using XSLT
    • Experience writing scripts in common scripting languages such as Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby. Experience with MarcEdit or similar tools
    • Self-motivation with strong time management skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment
    • Desired:
    • Experience with linked data, semantic web applications, ontologies, and RDF.
    • Familiarity with established or emerging name authority/identifier initiatives (e.g., NACO, VIAF, ORCID, ISNI)
    • Experience with Innovative Interfaces ILS; Blacklight, VuFind, or similar discovery systems; Summon, EDS, or Primo.
    • Experience with Serials Solutions services and/or OCLC Metadata Collection Manager.

    To apply for this position (JOB #B01542), please visit Brown’s Online Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.