Office of Human Resource Management

First Floor Koren Building
718 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Email: careers@duq.edu
Phone: 412.396.6575
Fax: 412.396.2236
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00

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Gumberg Library

We welcome you to apply for the following faculty appointments


VISITING RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN

Job Posting Date:  January 6, 2016

To Apply:  apply.interfolio.com/33636

NATURE OF WORK:

This non-tenured visiting faculty position reports to the Director of Information Services. Provides research assistance; collaborates with colleagues and disciplinary faculty to develop, promote, and provide online information literacy instruction. This position will start immediately and end June 30, 2016.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Reference - Provide skilled research assistance in person, by telephone, and by electronic means to students, faculty, administrators, and community members, in accordance with the library's mission and user service guidelines. Incorporate GoToMeeting into current virtual reference tools and train staff to use it.

Instruction - Provide instruction in various settings - including individual consultation, group presentations, and course-integrated instruction. Collaborate with Instruction Librarian in development of online research skills course. Create LibGuides as assigned.

Outreach - Promote library services to the university community, including meeting with faculty to develop and refine library-based assignments, creating and giving presentations, and developing and providing orientations.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

Education

  • M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. from an American Library Association accredited institution or equivalent

Experience

  • Experience in providing reference service in various modalities
  • Experience in library and information literacy instruction

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of electronic and traditional reference resources and trends
  • Familiarity with library systems, including virtual reference, discovery systems, online catalogs, research databases, and content management systems
  • Knowledge of information literacy and techniques of library instruction

Skills

  • Strong instructional skills including the ability to develop instructional materials and present instruction to students and faculty one on one, in individual classes, and as part of a required course
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, written and oral communication skills

Abilities

Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex, service-oriented environment
Ability to interact effectively with diverse students, faculty, and staff

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least one year of experience as a professional librarian in an academic library setting
  • Experience designing online instructional materials
  • Experience implementing and adapting new technologies for user services

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all Division of Academic Affairs faculty and administrative job applications electronically. The application should consist of a detailed letter of application, a complete current Resume/CV, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/33636. To learn more about Gumberg Library, please visit: http://www.library.duq.edu.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.


ACQUISITIONS LIBRARIAN

Job Posting Date:  January 5, 2016

To Apply:  apply.interfolio.com/33622

This is a non-tenured faculty position reporting to the Head of Collection Management. This position is responsible for the management of the acquisition of resources in all formats, including print monographs and serials, e-books, e-journals, databases and other formats as they evolve. The position oversees ordering, receiving, licensing, payment, and vendor relations; also participates in the planning, selection, acquisition and management of both print and digital collections. Meets the Gumberg Library criteria for appointment related to librarianship, scholarship, and service at least at a Librarian II level. Monitors emerging trends in acquisitions. Other duties include compiling accurate and timely statistics, serving as contact person to resolve issues related to acquisitions, and serving on appropriate library, university, and external committees and working groups. Continuing professional development and contribution to the professional literature and activities of professional organizations are expected.

Duquesne University is a private university that serves nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is located on a beautiful campus on a bluff within blocks of Downtown Pittsburgh, a Forbes-rated Most Livable City. One of the nation's leading Catholic universities, Duquesne University provides a well-rounded education that challenges students academically while nourishing their spiritual and ethical development. Founded more than 130 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the United States. We share the Spiritans' commitment to: educational excellence, moral and spiritual values, an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and service to students, the Church, the community, the nation and the world. To learn more about Duquesne University, please visit our website at www.duq.edu.

Gumberg Library is the intellectual heart of Duquesne's campus and an essential contributor to successful teaching, learning, and scholarship through its collections, research and user services. The collection includes over 1.1 million print and electronic volumes, books, journals, and research databases. Housed in a 115,000 square foot building, the library offers newly renovated collaborative spaces for students. Our special collections include the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, the Maureen P. Sullivan Curriculum Center, and the Duquesne University Special Collections and Archives, featuring unique collections focused on Pittsburgh and local Catholic history. We provide numerous instruction sessions, workshops, and educational events - 580 sessions for more than 6,000 students and faculty last year.

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages a $2+ million materials budget, including endowment funds.
  • Manages the renewal and payment of electronic resources: tracks pricing, updates title/format changes, services, and costs.
  • Supervises daily acquisitions activities. Oversees, monitors, and evaluates activities of two full time staff members.
  • Compiles and assesses statistical data into midyear and annual reports.
  • Produces budget projections for the library materials budget, as well as prepares statistical, financial and evaluative reports upon request. Assists in budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Produces 5-year expenditure reports by department/subject as needed.
  • Fosters and maintains effective vendor relations, negotiates contracts and monitors new service opportunities.
  • Monitors and investigates emerging acquisitions trends.
  • Promotes library services to the university community.
  • Keeps abreast of and makes contributions to the professional literature, activities of professional organizations, and scholarly developments in the areas of acquisitions, technical services, and/or related topics.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. from an American Library Association accredited institution; minimum of 3 years professional experience in acquisitions/serials and financial components of integrated library systems in an academic library, demonstrated ability to manage personnel and library projects, superior oral and written communication skills; strong service orientation; ability to organize and prioritize workload and meet deadlines; ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse groups in a complex, service-oriented environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Significant budgetary experience; successful supervisory experience.
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces ILS, (III).

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all Division of Academic Affairs faculty and administrative job applications electronically. The application should consist of a detailed letter of application, a complete current Resume/CV, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/33622. To learn more about Gumberg Library, please visit: http://www.library.duq.edu.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.