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More Job Postings April 26, 2007

Posted by L Wolfe in Job Stuff.

University of Illinois at Springfield
The Brookens Library seeks candidates for the position of Instructional
Services Librarian.

The successful candidate will perform general reference work at the information desk & also by email or chat, including some evenings and weekends.  This position will provide liaison services, including
instruction in the use of library resources, for several departments and
will have the opportunity to teach Library Instructional Services
courses, including online courses.  In consultation with other library
faculty, this position develops goals and priorities for the library
instruction program.  He/She will perform collection development
activities in his or her assigned areas and serve on library and
university committees including Library Cabinet.

Qualifications:  MLS from an ALA-accredited program or its equivalent;
earned by start date; Excellent communication skills in a variety of
media; Knowledge of basic personal computing applications such as MS
Office suite for word processing, presentation preparation, email, etc.;
Knowledge of best practices in library instruction and information

Desirable:  Experience in reference work and library instruction;
Knowledge of online learning techniques, particularly as they apply to
library instruction; Experience in online teaching; Knowledge of Web 2.0
best practices as applied to libraries.

Appointment: Twelve-month tenure-track appointment, with initial
appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. To achieve tenure,
faculty are expected to demonstrate a excellence in teaching and quality
in a combination of scholarship, and service.

Compensation and Benefits:  This is a twelve-month tenure-track
position, with initial appointment at rank of Assistant Professor.
Salary is $40,000 per year.  Benefits include 24 days annual leave, 25
days sick leave, nine state holidays, two floating holidays, and a
choice of health and retirement plans.  An H-1B visa is required for any
non-U.S. citizen prior to employment.

Contact:  Submit letter of application, resume and the names, addresses,
and telephone numbers of three references electronically to Marcia Rossi.  Review of applications will begin June 4, 2007, and continue until the position is filled.  UIS is an EO/AA employer. Persons with disabilities, women, veterans, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

St. Louis Post Dispatch
Full-Time, Regular Exempt

We seek a Director of News Research. We are looking for an experienced and motivated manager to lead the newspaper’s eight-member research staff to the forefront of the industry. This person will oversee the archiving of the Post-Dispatch; manage the research staff and further development of resources.
Considered candidates will have strong communication skills, a passion for developing people and most importantly, a clear and progressive vision of News Research’s role in today’s newsroom that includes:

  • Strong collaborative relationships with reporters and editors
  • Ensuring that the value of news research is recognized and fully utilized Taking initiative in contributing to online content
  • The ability and motivation to respond quickly to newsroom needs with specific, relevant and easily managed information.

The director should have a keen sense for collaboration and a working knowledge of new technologies. The director also will:

  • Work to enhance our system for acquiring, processing and providing newsroom-wide access to CAR resources, such as public record databases
  • Train newsroom staff in the use of the Post-Dispatch archives, commercial databases, the Internet and other information resources available through News Research
  • Monitor online versions of the Post-Dispatch archives available to the public through various database vendors
  • Be resourceful, creative and proactive about generating new sources of revenue
  • Develop and track departmental budgets

Applicants should be trained in library science, keep current with developments in the field, have been a researcher or librarian at a daily newspaper for at least five years and have managerial experience. Knowledge and experience in computer-assisted reporting including database management and FOIA are preferred.
To apply, give an overview of your experience, salary history and a short explanation of your goals for a media research department to: Cynthia Todd, Director of Recruitment, ext. 8282. The application deadline is June 14, 2007.

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