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» Library Web Manager | » Librarian for American and British Literary and Popular Culture Collections | » Metadata Management Librarian | » Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian |

  • 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.


  • BIOMEDICAL and LIFE SCIENCES LIBRARIAN

    The Brown University Library seeks an innovative and user-oriented informational professional to join the Research and Outreach Services Department as the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian. As the Library’s primary liaison to the Biology Departments of the Division of Biology and Medicine and CLPS (Cognition, Linguistics, and Psychological Sciences), the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian plays a central role in developing library services and collections to support current and future research and instructional initiatives of these departments.

    The Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian supports the instructional and research needs of faculty, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate concentrators. Along with the Scientific Data Specialist s/he is key to defining and expanding the library’s role in supporting biomedical research data management. S/he will work closely with the Health Sciences Librarian (of the Warren S. Alpert School of Medicine and the School of Public Health), the Scientific Data Management Specialist, the Physical Sciences Librarian and other direct reports to the AUL for Research and Outreach.

    Together with other Research and Outreach Services Librarians, the Center for Digital Scholarship and other campus partners, the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian will provide subject-based reference services, and teach effective information management techniques for scientific research to students and researchers. The successful candidate will maintain a strong awareness of issues related to scholarly communications including copyright, open access, repositories, and licensing of online resources.

    To fulfill these responsibilities successfully, the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian will have a strong academic background in biology, psychology or other life sciences field and have significant hands-on experience with relevant technologies and bibliographic tools.

      Qualifications:
    • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or an advanced degree in a life sciences field.
    • At least 3 years work experience in life sciences librarianship, or other relevant field.
    • Knowledge of the scholarly communications process (publishing, copyright, repositories), especially the NIH Public Access Policy requirements and processes.
    • Knowledge and experience with appropriate data services (PubMed/NCBI, Web of Science, etc.), semantic web tools (e.g. Quertle, VIVO) and citation management software (e.g. RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, etc.).
    • Demonstrated ability with instruction and presentation skills.
    • Ability to acquire new technological skills & resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner.
    • Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to manage time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, creative and innovative attitude.

    To apply for this position (JOB #B01539), 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.