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New Job at UF: English and American Literature, Folklore and Film Studies Librarian

POSITION: English and American Literature, Folklore and Film Studies Librarian

SALARY: Minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank is $54,035 Minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank is $62,500 Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials

REQUISITION #: 505081

DEADLINE DATE: November 30, 2017 – applications will be reviewed as received. Please note that this posting has specific instructions for the submission of application materials. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.

JOB SUMMARY

The English and American Literature, Folklore and Film Studies Librarian [The English Librarian] is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for the these subject areas. The position supports the University’s academic programs including interdisciplinary humanities programs supported by the University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Responsibilities include analyzing the University’s programs in English and American Literature, Folklore and Film Studies, and collaborating with librarians and academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities; and evaluating existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. In collaboration with the Library West Humanities and Social Sciences selectors, this position builds the English and American Literature, Folklore and Film Studies reference collection. This position manages specialized subject area reference services, library instruction, and online database services. This position provides general reference and instruction services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Library West Research Assistance Desk, as well as online through the Ask-A-Librarian chat and texting service, email and via telephone queries.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the English Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the English Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. The English Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Communicates with appropriate academic faculty. Keeps informed of the development of academic programs and faculty interest to ensure that the Libraries’ collections and services support curriculum and research needs, and informs clientele about relevant Libraries’ issues.
  2. Defines goals, establishes objectives, plans and manages budgets, and coordinates collection development activities with other subject specialists, and librarians, with respect to resources for the English and American Literature, Folklore, Film Studies, and cognate collections.
  3. Analyzes the English and American Literature, Folklore and Film Studies collection development program activities and provides reports, strategies, assessments, and studies or surveys as required.
  4. Participates in the Humanities and Social Sciences general reference program, and acts as the collection management coordinator for the English and American Literature, Folklore and Film Studies Reference Collection.
  5. Responsible for advanced reference and research consultation in support of English and American Literature, Folklore and Film Studies, including the development of LibGuides and other online resources.
  6. Participates in appropriate professional development and continuing education endeavors and engages in scholarly service and research resulting in publication.
  7. Liaises and collaborates with faculty, students, researchers and other departments to further library digital scholarship initiatives & partnerships.
  8. Participates in Library fundraising efforts.
  9. Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  1. Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent professional experience plus advanced degree in subject specialty.
  2. Appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires eight years of relevant post graduate degree experience.
  3. Familiarity with scholarly literature of English and American Literature, and either familiarity or interest in folklore and film studies.
  4. Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  5. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team within a culturally diverse user community of faculty, students, staff, administrators, and the general public.
  6. Competence with information technologies and demonstrated effectiveness in integrating technology with traditional services and resources.
  7. Flexible and forward-thinking approach to challenges and opportunities.
  8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong presentation skills.
  9. Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion (outlined at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/cdh)

Preferred:

  1. Advanced degree in a related field in the humanities.
  2. Working knowledge of a second language.
  3. Experience in the digital humanities.
  4. Sound knowledge of collection management, reference, and instructional practices and standards.
  5. Experience with and/or demonstrated enthusiasm for in-person and online instruction.
  6. Experience managing collections in an academic or research library.
  7. Experience providing reference and/or instructional services related to humanities, English and American Literature, Folklore and Film Studies in an academic or research library environment.
  8. Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement discussing the trends in research libraries affecting the study of English and American Literature. (250 words); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by November 30, 2017 (applications will be reviewed as received).Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/505081/english-and-american-literature- folklore-and-film-studies-librarian. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Position Vacancy Announcement: Electronic Resources Librarian

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: Electronic Resources Librarian
RANK: Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian
REPORTS TO: Chair, Acquisitions & Collections Services
SALARY: $48,492 minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank
$56,098 minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank
Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials
REQUISITION #: 502805
DEADLINE: August 14, 2017 (applications will be reviewed beginning July 24, 2017)
Please note the specific instructions to submit application materials on our website at http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm and in the APPLICATION PROCESS section below. Failure to include all required documents may result in your application being disqualified.

The Acquisitions and Collections Services Department seeks an experienced Electronic Resources (E-Resources) Librarian to serve as Head of the E-Resources Unit. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position that provides leadership in the management of the complete e-resource lifecycle, coordinates the unit’s activities and workflows, manages the work of, and supervises five full-time staff, and sets goals and objectives for the Unit. The E-Resources Unit is responsible for the acquisition and management of the Libraries’ e-resources and engages in a variety of activities, including licensing and acquiring electronic resources, processing over $8 million dollars in annual e-resource expenditures, managing access via e-resource access and discovery systems, liaising with subject librarians on all e-resource related matters, loading e-resource MAchine Readable Catalog (MARC) records, and creating reports and statistical analysis for collection assessment.

In support of the mission and strategic directions of the Smathers Libraries, the incumbent works collaboratively and fosters positive working relationships with colleagues and with publisher and vendor representatives to ensure patron information needs are met while continuing to build collections that satisfy long-term goals. This position may negotiate license agreements and purchasing arrangements and represent the Libraries by serving on consortial committees. As a tenure-accruing faculty member of the Smathers Libraries and University, the E-Resources Librarian will be expected to pursue research, engage in scholarship and creative activities that generate impact nationally and internationally, including publications, presentations, and grants; as well as professional service activities that meet library-wide tenure and promotion criteria for distinction.

The E-Resources Librarian is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society.

RESPONSIBILITIES
– Supervise unit employees (5 FTE) and manage the activities and workflows of the E-Resources Unit, including planning and goal setting, workflow review for effectiveness and quality assurance, hiring, training, and evaluating professional staff and student workers
– Plan and coordinate e-resource lifecycle management efforts, including license review and record maintenance, invoicing and activation, access and authentication, MARC batch record loading and other metadata activities, discovery system and e-resource management system configuration and maintenance, and analysis and report creation for collection assessment purposes.
– Maintain effective communication channels and excellent working relationship with subject specialist librarians, library administrators, and publisher/vendor representatives to ensure collection goals are met, including timely renewal and processing of subscriptions and invoices; investigation, planning, and negotiation of new and existing services, purchases, and license terms; and analysis and assessment of e-resource collections and cost effectiveness.
– Continuously improve user interaction with library created and third-party systems, including reviewing settings, investigating and troubleshooting complex access/authentication issues, and advocating for users’ needs by providing constructive feedback on product and platform design and delivery to vendors and publishers.
– Monitor and evaluate publisher and vendor products, services, and costs; provide input to the administrators responsible for collection budget management and library systems selection.
– Contribute as part of the Acquisitions and Collections Services Department leadership team to development of department goals, policies, procedures, priorities, and staffing decisions.
– Maintain active involvement in appropriate professional and subject related national, regional, and state organizations, particularly taking a prominent role in representing the Smathers Libraries with regional and state library consortia e-resource and acquisitions-related committees and group initiatives.
-Engage in professional activities, scholarly research, and service opportunities at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with the Libraries’ tenure and promotion criteria.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
– Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent professional experience, plus an advanced degree
– Appointment at the Assistant University Librarian rank requires two years of relevant experience; appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires eight years of relevant experience.
– Experience supervising, managing, training and motivating team members
– Experience with integrated library systems (ILSs) and e-resource management, access, and discovery systems
– Experience creating documentation and reports and generating statistics to assess collections and/or acquisition plans
– Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member to accomplish common goals and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities, goals, and deadlines in a complex, evolving, and diverse environment
– Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication
– Evidence of excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
– Evidence of working independently and meeting project deadlines
– Evidence of a strong commitment to customer service
-Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication and academic libraries, specifically as related to e-resource management; acquisitions; collections; cataloging and metadata; and/or scholarly communications.
– Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.
– Strong potential to meet requirements for tenure and promotion (outlined at http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/Portals/cdh/docs/CDH_Master_Document_v_March_2017_alternate_criteria.pdf).

Preferred:
– Experience reviewing and negotiating license agreements, purchasing terms, and/or vendor services for electronic resources in an academic library
– Understanding of business and licensing models and their budget implications, and the ability to clearly communicate that understanding
– Experience planning and monitoring library collection funds
– Functional experience with Sierra ILS and EBSCO Discovery Service
– Project management experience
– Strong presentation skills
– Experience with Demand/Patron Driven Acquisitions (DDA/PDA), Evidence Based Acquisition Selection (EBA/EBS), or other “just in time” acquisitions models
– Basic understanding of cataloging principles and experience manipulating and batch loading MARC record files
– Involvement in professional development activities, including research and participation in professional organizations.

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities. UF was ranked 9th among public universities in Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers 2015.” UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. In 2013 the Florida Legislature designated UF as the state’s preeminent institution which grew into an opportunity to achieve national and international recognition for the University’s work in serving students and the world. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853 and is now one of the largest universities in the nation, with more than 50,000 students. For more information, please consult the UF homepage at http://www.ufl.edu.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LIBRARIES
The libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida. The UF Libraries consist of seven libraries on the Gainesville campus and three off-campus facilities; six of the campus libraries, and all of the off-site facilities, are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The remaining library is the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. Collectively, the UF Libraries (the Smathers Libraries and the Legal Information Center) hold or provide access to over 5.45 million print volumes, 8,100,000 microfilms, 1.25 million e-books, over 152,000 full-text electronic journals, over 1100 electronic databases, 1.26 million documents and 1.35 million maps and images.
The UF Libraries have built several nationally significant research collections, including the Latin American and Caribbean, Judaica, Florida History, Children’s Literature, and Map and Imagery collections. The UF Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The library staff consists of more than 300 FTE librarians, technical/clerical staff and student assistants. The organizational chart is available at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/orgchart.pdf.

ACQUISITIONS AND COLLECTIONS SERVICES
The primary mission of the Acquisitions and Collections Services Department is to efficiently acquire resources and materials in a wide range of formats to meet the Strategic Directions and mission of the Smathers Libraries in supporting the academic and professional programs of the University of Florida. The department is divided into three units (Print & Media; Accounting & Serials; and Electronic Resources) and one program (Gifts & Exchange). Each area of operation is expertly staffed and dedicated to a specific set of responsibilities. The units function as a team to perform workflow and implement a variety of initiatives. Most notable daily responsibilities of the Acquisitions and Collections Services Department include allocating, encumbering, and expending a twelve million dollar materials budget; implementing and tracking vendors, invoices, order records, and payments; managing license agreements for e-journals, databases, and a multitude of resources; project management including projects that traverse other departments; handling subscriptions for thousands of print/online serials and standing orders; overseeing several large approval/slip plans and firm ordering for print and e-books from booksellers and publishers across the world; and being the principal department for batch-loading thousands of vendor, publisher and OCLC bibliographic records into the library catalog.

COMMUNITY
Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding community are home to approximately 257,000 people and both the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Situated just over an hour from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the city is surrounded by over 40 nature parks, including many spring-fed lakes and rivers. In 2015, Gainesville was named the “Best Midsize College City in America” by WalletHub and ranked no. 7 on Livability.com “Top 10 College Towns”. Gainesville is known as an innovative municipal government and an innovative city. Gainesville continues to receive national recognition as a top-rated city. Some of Gainesville’s accolades are listed at the Gainesville Awards and Recognition link. The Guide to Greater Gainesville combines award winning photography and compelling articles that capture all the reasons for calling Greater Gainesville your next home. The area has numerous cultural institutions and is a haven for sports fans. Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine are all within a two-hour drive. Gainesville is an affordable city and area to live in – using a cost of living calculator you can compare cities across the United States. See how affordable Gainesville really is!

BENEFITS
Vacation days, paid holidays, and sick leave days; retirement plan options; insurance benefits; tuition fee waiver program; no state or local income tax. Prospective employees should review the information about employment and benefits at UF available at http://hr.ufl.edu/benefits/.

APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement on how changes in the e-resources landscape are affecting users and collections at large research institutions (250 words); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by August 14, 2017 (applications will be reviewed beginning July 24, 2017). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/502805/electronic-resources-librarian. Failure to include all required documents may result in your application being disqualified. If you have questions or concerns about the process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

The University of Florida is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minority group members. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic environment; we strongly encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an on-line confidential and voluntary demographic self-disclosure form which can be found at: http://www.hr.ufl.edu/job/datacard.htm. This information is collected by the University of Florida’s Office of Human Resources to track applicant trends and is in no way considered by the Smathers Libraries in the selection process.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

Position Vacancy Announcement: Regional Government Documents Librarian

POSITION: Regional Government Documents Librarian
RANK: Assistant or Associate University Librarian
REPORTS TO: Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West)
SALARY: Minimum salary $50,283 at the Assistant University Librarian rank
Minimum salary $58,179 at the Associate University Librarian rank
Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials
REQUISITION #: 501449
DEADLINE DATE: June 29, 2017 – applications will be reviewed as received
Please note that this posting has specific instructions for the submission of application materials – see our website at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm or the APPLICATION PROCESS section below for further details. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.

JOB SUMMARY
The Regional Government Documents Librarian is a 12 month, tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The scope of the collections include federal, state, and international documents as the Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida Libraries are designated as a depository for the publications of the United States Government, European Union, and the State of Florida.
The Smathers Libraries serve as the Regional Depository Library for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This position will be the primary contact for the Selective Depository Libraries in the Region, supporting their participation in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Regional Government Documents Librarian is responsible for FDLP outreach, public access, support services, and collection development and serves 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.
In this role, the individual will build on the Smathers Libraries’ current leadership in implementing a successful regional model that connects traditional publication and collection management with technological innovation through its virtual meeting and educational presence and support of collaborative projects for online delivery and digitization of government publications. In addition, the candidate will build on strong partnerships with all constituents including other regional depositories, library consortia and the GPO, to advance new and innovative ways to increase the public’s access to and use of government information. More information about the regional depository library can be found at http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/ufdocuments.
The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Regional Government Documents Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Regional Government Documents Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Regional Government Documents Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Serve as the Regional Depository Librarian for the FDLP, including oversight of the 38 selective Federal Depository Libraries in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands. The services include: providing outreach to and state coordination of federal document collections in Selective Depository Libraries (Selectives) in the form of online or other training, state planning, and guidance on depository management issues; coordinating mandated processes for selection and disposition of tangible depository materials; remaining conversant with GPO policy to ensure compliance with the FDLP participation requirements; coordinating with GPO and other federal depository libraries to improve collections and services; assisting with training and implementation of the ASERL Collaborative Federal Depository Program.
2. Coordinate activities of the Government Publications cross-divisional team, establishing goals and allocating resources within the team to increase access to state, federal and international depository collections;
3. Build and manage tangible and virtual state, federal and international documents collections to meet the needs of the University of Florida community.
4. Work on a regional and national level with other regional depositories, ASERL, GPO, and library consortia and associations, to improve the delivery, access and use of government information to the nation. 5. Actively engage with all constituents to provide specialized reference services, and to innovate and collaborate around government information access and use.
6. Provide leadership and serve as primary contact within the Libraries on issues and projects related to government information.
7. Identify a comprehensive set of the publications of the agencies and subjects in the Smathers Libraries’ ASERL Center of Excellence (COE) collections, recommend the selection of additional COE collections, and seek to fill gaps using the ASERL disposition database and other means. Arrange for digitization of COE content, other than Congressional and Office of the Federal Register materials that are not already available in a stable public domain digital platform. Identify sources of existing public domain digital copies to be harvested and/or linked from the Libraries catalog. Participate in the evaluation and selection of digital resources related to government information with other selectors in the Smathers Libraries and the Legal Information Center. Coordinate the cataloging and housing of print ASERL COE materials with the other federal documents in the Libraries’ storage facility.
8. Provide general interdisciplinary research assistance at the Library West service desks, online via email, texting and chat, and telephone. Participate in Library West general instruction and outreach programs, as well as providing government documents specific instruction.
9. Participate in planning, policy formation and departmental decision making related to Library West services, collections and new technologies.
10. Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
1. Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or advanced degree in relevant subject specialty.
2. Two years of relevant post graduate degree experience for appointment at the Assistant University Librarian rank.
3. Eight years of relevant post graduate degree experience for appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank.
4. Experience working with the Federal Depository Library Program and government documents.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of bibliographic control policies and standards for government publications.
6. Demonstrated leadership, training, and project management skills.
7. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
8. Knowledge of current trends in academic and scholarly resource management, including digital projects.
9. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
10. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators and the general public.
11. Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion outlined at http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/cdh/chaptertwo.
Preferred:
1. Experience working in a Regional Depository Library.
2. Experience in collection management, reference and instruction in an academic or research library.
3. Experience in developing working partnerships with academic departments and other units across campus communities.
4. Experience in developing digital library projects.
5. Experience in the design and integration of new technologies into information services.
6. Experience working with GPO cataloging/metadata standards.
7. Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities. UF was ranked 9th among public universities in Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers 2015. UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853 and is now one of the largest universities in the nation, with more than 50,000 students. For more information, please consult the UF homepage at http://www.ufl.edu.

GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES
The libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida. The UF Libraries consist of seven libraries; six are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The libraries hold over 5,800,000 print volumes, 8,100,000 microfilms, 630,000 e-books, 121,016 full-text electronic journals, 889 electronic databases, 1,300,000 documents and 766,000 maps and images. The libraries have built a number of nationally significant research collections, including the Latin American, Judaica, Florida History, Children’s Literature, and Maps and Imagery Collections. The Smathers Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), and LYRASIS. The library staff consists of more than 400 FTE librarians, technical/clerical staff and student assistants. The organizational chart is available at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/orgchart.pdf.

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES LIBRARY (Library West)
The Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West) is the largest branch library on the UF campus, with 14 faculty and 16 staff members, seating for 1,600 patrons, and 217 public computers, including iPads and Netbook laptops. Last year, Library West received over 1.2 million visitors. Renovated in 2006, the branch offers 16 group study rooms, a student video production space, faculty and graduate carrels as well as a limited-access floor for graduate students. Two classrooms are available, one with auditorium-style seating and the other with 19 computers for hands-on instruction. Within the branch, there are four functional units: Research Assistance, Instruction and Outreach, Collections, and Circulation; these units are managed by coordinators who oversee the daily functions. Programs and lectures are scheduled throughout the year in the Information Commons area. See the organizational chart for current structure of the department.

COMMUNITY
Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding community are home to approximately 257,000 people and both the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Situated just over an hour from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the city is surrounded by over 40 nature parks, including many spring-fed lakes and rivers. In 2015, Gainesville was named the “Best Midsize College City in America” by WalletHub and ranked no. 7 on Livability.com’s “Top 10 College Towns”. Gainesville is known as an innovative municipal government and an innovative city. Gainesville continues to receive national recognition as a top-rated city. Some of Gainesville’s accolades are listed at the Gainesville Awards and Recognition link. The Guide to Greater Gainesville combines award winning photography and compelling articles that capture all of the reasons for calling Greater Gainesville your next home. The area has numerous cultural institutions and is a haven for sports fans. Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine are all within a two-hour drive.

BENEFITS
Vacation days, paid holidays, and sick leave days; retirement plan options; insurance benefits; tuition fee waiver program; no state or local income tax. Prospective employees should review the information about employment and benefits at UF available at http://hr.ufl.edu/benefits/.

APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement describing an example of your participation in a large, multi-partner project and indicate how you would apply what you learned in that project to developing partnerships with the Federal Depository Library Program Selectives for whom UF provides regional support, as well as other constituencies of the University of Florida Regional Depository (250-500 words); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by June 29, 2017 (applications will be reviewed as received). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/501449/regional-government-documents-librarian-assistant-or-associate-university-librarian Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.
The University of Florida is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minority group members. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic environment; we strongly encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an on-line confidential and voluntary demographic self-disclosure form which can be found at: http://www.hr.ufl.edu/job/datacard.htm. This information is collected by the University of Florida’s Office of Human Resources to track applicant trends and is in no way considered by the Smathers Libraries in the selection process.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.