GSLIS Students: Apply for the 2011-12 Crown Assistantships

The Crown Library offers 2 assistantships to GSLIS students for the 2011-2012 school year.  One assistant will work in our information literacy/library instruction program, and one will work on scholarly communication and our new institutional repository, Constellation.  Descriptions, qualifications and instructions for applying are below.  If you have any questions, please contact us:

For the instruction assistantship: Ning Zou, nzou@dom.edu

For the scholarly communication assistantship: Caroline Sietmann, csietmann@dom.edu

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Crown Assistantship – Library Instruction – 2011-2012

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Crown Assistantship, Library Instruction

DEPARTMENT: Rebecca Crown Library

REPORTS TO: Ning Zou, Instruction Coordinator

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011

Under the direction of the Instruction Coordinator, this position will be responsible for creating and updating teaching materials in varying formats to support the library’s robust instruction program; in addition, the intern selected will also have the opportunity to assist with instruction of library workshops, subject-specific sessions and assessment. The Assistant is expected to work 10 hours/week. The Assistant is paid $10/hour and receives tuition remission for one GSLIS course each semester.  The Assistantship is for the 2011-2012 academic year only.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.      Design and create online tutorials, handouts, promotional materials and research guides.

2.      Assist with instruction of library workshops, ENG 102 Information Literacy Workshops, and/or subject-specific sessions.

3.      Compile statistics and reports regarding instruction and assessment.

4.      Work 1-2 hours/week on the reference desk with a librarian; answer computing/printing questions and light reference questions.

5.      Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Currently enrolled student in GSLIS, and completion of at least one semester’s course work including library user instruction and reference courses. Relevant technology skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. This position will work primarily Monday – Friday between 8 am – 7 pm, but must be flexible to work some evenings or weekends as needed.

Education and Experience:

Must be a currently enrolled graduate student at Dominican University. Completion of at least one semester’s course work including library user instruction and reference courses required. Previous experience with instruction and tutorial design is preferred.

TO APPLY:

Please send the following materials to Ning Zou, Instruction/Reference Librarian, Rebecca Crown Library Library by Friday, June 3, 2011.  Email: nzou@dom.edu

1.      Cover letter that includes:

a.       why you are interested in the assistantship

b.      your library career goals

c.       your experiences that qualify you for the assistantship

2.      Updated resume

3.      Name and contact information for 2 references

Crown Library Assistant for Scholarly Communication, 2011-2012

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Crown Library Assistant for Scholarly Communication

DEPARTMENT: Rebecca Crown Library

REPORTS TO: Caroline Sietmann, Instruction/Reference Librarian

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011

Under the direction of the Instruction/Reference Librarian (also in charge of the institutional repository and scholarly communication), the Assistant is responsible for creating and maintaining collections in Constellation, Dominican’s DSpace scholarly repository; creating pages and templates using XML and implementing new features in Constellation; assisting with promotion of and training on Constellation; and working with librarians from LIBRAS, a liberal arts college consortium with whom Dominican shares Constellation.  In addition, the Assistant will work 1-2 hours/week on the reference desk under the supervision of a librarian.

The Assistant is expected to work 10 hours/week.  Most of those hours must be worked Mon-Fri between 9am and 5pm.  The Assistant is paid $10/hour and receives tuition remission for one GSLIS course each semester.  The Assistantship is for the 2011-2012 academic year only.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.      Research and discover faculty scholarship, student scholarship and other University publications eligible for inclusion in Constellation

2.      Work with the Librarian to secure eligible and appropriate submissions for Constellation

3.      Create collection pages, and submit and edit items in Constellation

4.      Create pages and templates using XML for different Constellation collections

5.      Explore and implement additional DSpace features

6.      Assist the Librarian in promotion and workshops/training sessions on Constellation; assist with training at other LIBRAS libraries

7.      Assist with anticipated events for Open Access Week 2011

8.      Update and maintain the scholarly communication LibGuide; document Constellation policies and procedures

9.      Work 1-2 hours/week on the reference desk with a librarian; answer computing/printing questions and light reference questions

10.  Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

1.      Currently enrolled in GSLIS

2.      Completed LIS 701 & 704, or enrolled in LIS 701 & 704 in Fall 2011; completion of LIS 786 a plus

3.      Interest in a career in an academic library

4.      Experience with: XML, XSL, HTML, & CSS; experience with JavaScript a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1.      Knowledge of and demonstrated use of open source software and content management systems

2.      Ability to format XML web content

3.      Ability to learn about and promote issues and trends in scholarly communication

4.      Excellent written and oral communication skills

5.      Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; ability to identify and report problems and contribute to resolving them

TO APPLY:

Please send the following materials to Caroline Sietmann, Instruction/Reference Librarian, Rebecca Crown Library by Friday, June 3, 2011.  Email: csietmann@dom.edu.  Please type “Crown Assistant Scholarly Communication” in email subject line.

1.      Cover letter that includes:

a.       why you are interested in the assistantship

b.      your library career goals

c.       your experiences that qualify you for the assistantship

2.      Updated resume

3.      Name and contact information for 2 references