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Virtual: Director Library & Learning Services

4.3.17 – Director Library & Learning Services
American Intercontinental University (AIU), USA
Sarah P’s comments: Looks like a new position from a university who has not previously posted remote positions. Reviews:  Glassdoor and GradReports.

Direct, plan and organize centralized library systems and resource activities to support the instructional and learning service needs of students and faculty, while ensuring high quality learning and maintenance of accreditation standards. Maintain and build the online library collection and work with Dirs. of Library Services on ground to ensure student needs are being met. Create and prove support and resources in order to engage students and increase student learning in the community within the ground and Virtual Campuses. Create and promote a collaborative learning environment that actively encourages faculty and students to interact with and utilize available resources. Direct the facilitation of student and faculty webinars, presentations and workshops for various learning resource topics, etc.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide vision and leadership for the development of library resources, learning services and policies.
  • Develop short and long range plans for the library that support the goals of the university and ensure compliance with all accreditation standards.
  • Implements procedures to ensure effective administration of library operations.
  • Develop and implement a program of library orientation and information literacy instruction that supports the instructional program and teaches lifelong learning skills.
  • Direct the efficiency of the learning service area including, student tutors, available hours and tracking of the success labs.
  • Maintain records and statistics on library to meet all regulatory requirements.
  • Identify and implement student and faculty outreach based on results of assessment (readiness) and/or inquiry.
  • Partner with academic leadership to ensure content selected for library supports the variety of programs of study delivered by the institution.
  • Work with Corporate Legal and provide the appropriate training copyright issues and implementation of CEC copyright policies and contracts.
  • Effectively utilizes digital tools to communicate with students, peers and community members.
  • Develop, evaluate and maintain library services and resources to support student and faculty institutional needs.
  • Provide leadership to students and faculty through support and assistance on the utilization of the library facilities.
  • Promote and encourage the ethical use of information by faculty and students
  • Develop core library collection and lists for new programs.
  • Review usage data and evaluate effectiveness of the library resources and services as part of the continuous improvement process.
  • Promote and encourage the ethical use of information by faculty and students.
  • Coordinate the activities of the Learning Resource Center including assessment, scheduling tutors/student workers, managing operational hours and supervising faculty/mentors as indicated.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the ground campus Librarians and Learning Services staff.
  • Communicate with the ground campus librarian to be certain of changing guidelines, legislation, trends and emerging technology affecting library Resources and services.
  • Attend training and development meetings as assigned.
  • Complete the required Institutional Effectiveness reports.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

This is a remote position

Education and Experience:
Required

  • Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Masters of Library & Information Science (MLIS)

Education and Experience:
Preferred

  • Terminal Degree

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Competencies

  • Comprehensive understanding of all academic programs and operations
  • The ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint and CampusVue
  • Ability to treat all issues with objectivity, and neutrality, emphasizing student service
  • Strong Listening Skills
  • Project Management / Time Management Skills
  • Conflict Management Skills
  • Ability to apply and adapt policies and procedures to resolve issues
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Passion for students and education

Application Information

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Virtual: Liaison Librarian

4.3.17 –  Liaison Librarian – Social Work & Human Services
Walden University, USA (remote/online position)
Sarah P’s comments: Walden listed 3 positions in 2015 and one in 2017 (still open – click here to view). Walden is an established online university with “more than 47,800 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees”. However, the reviews on Glassdoor are mixed. Read them carefully to see if you could be a good fit with this organization.

Liaison / Outreach Role & Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Library’s expert on the needs of the faculty and students in designated programs.
  • Collect information and data both anecdotal and statistical to identify points in programs that would benefit from library instruction or intervention.
  • Maintain knowledge of the evolving content of the curriculum, goals, and expected outcomes.
  • Identify first courses or early courses where students need to develop information literacy skills and final or large scale research projects where students need advanced research skills.
  • Identify, establish, and maintain contact (outreach) with the key stakeholders in the academic programs, academic centers, and course development.
  • Identify opportunities for library content to be updated, created, and integrated into courses and programs. (course maintenance and development)
  • Networking and awareness of program structure, benchmarking with appropriate institutions and understanding program expectations.
  • Develop an annual review schedule of programs to identify upgrades, outdated materials and new opportunities to support students and faculty.
  • Review course scope and sequence documents and identify problems and/or needs for instruction development.
  • Provide literature review consultations, and support for doctoral students.
  • Complete faculty and staff research support on request.
  • Develop internal training related to assigned programs and subject areas for staff librarians.

Instruction Role & Responsibilities

  • All Liaison Librarians must be trained and involved in production of instructional pieces including assignment guides, quick answers, library labs, tutorials, videos, etc.
  • Liaisons will work more specifically within their programs to develop and deliver instruction.
  • Liaisons will staff in-person and virtual Residencies and develop instructional and informational materials to improve Residency-based Library experience for students and faculty.

Reference Role & Responsibilities

  • All Liaison Librarians will staff the reference desk.

Requirements:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree.
  • Experience searching the major academic databases.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Desired:

  • Subject knowledge related to Social Work or Human Services programs bachelors through doctoral.
  • Expert-level research ability in online databases.
  • Experience teaching information literacy skills including the use of online databases.
  • Experience in an online academic library serving students at a distance.
  • Experience supporting doctoral level information literacy outcomes.

Other information:

  • This position can be done either virtually or from our office in Minneapolis, MN
  • This is a salaried, 40 hour per week, associate librarian position with full benefits.
  • Regular hours are Monday through Friday with occasional nights and weekends.
  • Travel may be required up to four times per year.

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Virtual: Part-Time Reference Librarian

2.10.17 –  Part-Time Reference Librarian
Walden University, USA (remote/online position)
Sarah P’s comments:  Walden listed 3 positions in 2015 but non for the past 1 1/2 years. Walden is an established online university with “more than 47,800 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees”.  As such this is an interesting opportunity to work independently while establishing an international aspect to your career.  It is also a chance for non-US librarians to work for a US university.  The cons are that the reviews on Glassdoor are mixed.  Read them carefully to see if you could be a good fit with this organization.
 
Walden University offers advanced degrees online to professionals whose work impacts others. Degree programs include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology, and engineering. Our challenging programs are designed to help students make a difference in the lives of clients, the health of communities, or the success of an organization.

We are currently seeking a professional to join our team as a Part-time Reference Librarian. The part-time reference librarian will provide high quality reference service at a distance to Walden students, faculty, and staff by email, chat, and phone evenings and weekends.
Requirements:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science
  • At least one year of academic library reference experience including email, chat or phone
  • Experience searching and teaching the use of online databases
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

(Click on above title link to apply.)

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Job: Virtual Researcher

7/26/15 –  Virtual Researcher
Wonder Library, Work Remotely, USA
Sarah P’s comments:  Interesting concept, not sure whether the pay is feasible for the work.  No reviews yet…
 
Status: Contract
Deadline: 7/26/15

 Wonder (wonderlib.com) is a fast-growing Internet company committed to making online research more accessible to those who need it. We want to employ excellent, seasoned researchers who can efficiently track down the highest quality resources across the web and explain the results to our users in a personable, human way. Check out our feature in Library Journal for more on what we’re up to.

Wonder is a global on-demand research network. Here’s a bit more about how it works: users submit questions about a topic they’re interested in learning more about. This question then gets listed on a central dashboard, from which our researchers can claim it. The researcher’s job is then to find the absolute best content (articles, videos, images, etc.) that help explain the topic, and formulate a rich, written summary of insights.

The best researchers will have a wide breadth of knowledge and specific expertise in several subjects, with an equal penchant for diving into uncharted territory and swiftly becoming an authority. Because many of our users depend on hard data to make decisions, quantitative proficiency is preferred. You not only know how to extract and validate hard stats, but can calculate some of your own on the fly if need be. Previous experience working in a research-intensive role is a definite plus, though not required. Most of all, our researchers are all problem solvers with a sense of imagination that helps them dig deep and find meaningful intelligence.

Our users ask tough questions that can’t be answered with cursory Googling. For example:

  • “What percentage of doctor visits are “house calls” vs. visits to the doctor’s office? What is the total size of the “house call” market in the US today?
  • “What did the French colonial troops do when they were sent to China during the Boxer Rebellion – were they engaged in combat? Did they serve as a peacekeeping force?“
  • ”How much do elected officials (senators, representatives, the president) spend each election cycle on public opinion polls, specifically on millennials’ opinions?”

For each search you claim, you’ll be tasked with finding 5+ links to high-quality sources, and writing a rich summary directly answering the user’s query while adding any insights you gleaned along the way.

We pay $8-16 for each research question you respond to, rate variable depending upon the difficulty of the question.
Perks:

  • Global community of librarians, professors, scientists, and other expert researchers
  • Work from anywhere, and on your own schedule
  • No fixed hours
  • Be as active as you’d like

Qualifications:

  • A discerning eye for quality content
  • Strong general knowledge paired with several areas of expertise  
  • Command of the English language and strong/grammatical writing a must
  • Ability to create lean, high-level, often quantitative summaries directly answering users’ questions
  • Critical analysis, logical reasoning skills
  • Keen attention to details
  • Understanding of basic economics (knowledge of markets a huge plus)
  • Bonus: those with a narrow, deep understanding of a STEM field/prior study in a technical subject are also encouraged to apply

How to Apply:

To apply, please continue to our online application available here: 

http://www.wonderlib.com/application

In this application, we have a few basic questions for you about your background and availability, followed by two trial research requests, intended to give you a sense for what to expect, and give us an opportunity to better determine if it’s a fit. Our users demand a lot from us, so these questions are tough and our QA team, which reviews your application, will be looking for something very specific.

We’ll give you two trial searches to test your mettle before making a decision about whether to bring you aboard. Please reach out to research@wonderlib.com with any questions.

 
 
 

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