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Head of the Government Information Library

Head of the Government Information Library

University of Colorado Boulder Job Location: Colorado Date Created: 05-18-2018

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Head of the Government Information Library. This tenure track position reports to the Director of Social Sciences and will lead the Government Information Library unit. The Head of the Government Information Library will be the primary contact for the Selective Depository Libraries in the state, provide FDLP outreach, public access, support services, and serve as the primary liaison to the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) in matters relating to the Libraries’ service as a Regional Federal Depository Library. Day to day responsibilities include direct supervision, general Government Information reference assistance, instruction, specialized research consultations, and collaboration in the development and management of the Government Information collection. A significant part of the responsibilities of this position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.
Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:
Ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion.
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
Understanding of the Federal Depository Library Program.
Experience working with government documents.
Knowledge of bibliographic control policies and standards for government publications.
Leadership, initiative, and project management skills.
Knowledge of current trends in academic and scholarly resource management, including digital projects.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively. 
Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service.
Desirable Qualifications:
Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:
Experience working with faculty, staff, students, administrators, or the general public in a government information setting.
Coursework or experience in collection management.
Experience in reference and instruction.
Ability to foster working partnerships with academic departments and other units across campus communities.
Experience in the design and implementation of new services or technologies into information services.
Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication and open access.
Appointment and Salary:  
Successful candidates will be appointed as full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty members.  Rank will depend upon professional experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience and consistent with ARL averages for similar positions. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.
Application Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by June 8, 2018, in order to receive full consideration.  Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 13660) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU.  The full position description can be viewed at https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/jobs-opportunities.  
The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building and retaining a diverse workforce to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of developing and learning. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.
The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.
About the University and Libraries:
As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country.  As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.
CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.
Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service.  The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission.  Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank.  The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.
About Boulder, Colorado:
Boulder and the surrounding area is known as one of the best places to live because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere.  At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest.  Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space and trails.

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