Scholarly Research Services Program Lead

Auraria Library

Denver, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Wages

$65,000.00 to $70,000.00 per Year   Calculate

Location

Denver, CO

Hours

Not Specified

MLS

Not Specified

Minimum Education

Not Specified

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library

Academic

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Job Description

The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Auraria Campus Library has an opening for a full-time Faculty (unclassified) Scholarly Research Services Program Lead Librarian position.

The University of Colorado Denver is the state's premier public urban research university and equity-serving institution. Globally connected and locally invested, CU Denver partners with future-focused learners and communities to design accessible, relevant, transformative educational experiences for every stage of life and career. Across eight schools and colleges in the heart of downtown Denver, our leading faculty inspires and works alongside students to solve complex challenges through boundary-breaking innovation and impactful research and creative work. As part of the state's largest university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with 2,000 employees and annual economic impact of more than $800 million. For more information, visit www.ucdenver.edu.

The Auraria Library is located on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, Colorado and is administered by the University of Colorado Denver. The Library serves 45,000 students from three institutions of higher education on the Auraria Campus - University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver. The Library welcomes over 900,000 visitors each year.

Overview

The Scholarly Research Services Program Lead Librarian leads the Auraria Library's efforts to support the research mission of the Auraria Campus. This position provides leadership for areas related to the library's research assistance role such as scholarly communication, data support and literacy, citation management, research consultations, and research recognition and promotion.

As the Scholarly Research Services unit is newly formed, the Scholarly Research Services Program Lead Librarian will have the opportunity to develop the unit to meet the growing strategic importance of scholarly research on the Auraria Campus. In addition, the Scholarly Research Services Program Lead Librarian leads a cross-departmental team responsible for delivery of the library's existing desk, chat, and consultation reference and research help services and participates in the development and assessment of cross-departmental public services. The Scholarly Research Services Program Lead Librarian is an engaged, skillful communicator who continually monitors the research landscape for innovative new tools and methods while using quantitative and qualitative data about Auraria Campus research to inform planning and development of the program.

As a Library faculty member, the librarian participates on Library and campus-wide committees and in CU Denver faculty governance. This position engages in supporting the research mission of the Auraria Library and the three institutions on the Auraria Campus - the University of Colorado Denver, the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. This position is in the Research, Learning, and User Services Division of the Library and reports to the Teaching and Learning Department Head.

Reports To

Teaching and Learning, Department Head

Supervision Exercised

One faculty member and one University Staff member

Job Duties (* indicates unique responsibilities as a Program Lead)

Leadership in Research Support

 

  • Supervises the unit responsible for offering services related to the library's research support role such as scholarly communication, data support and literacy, citation management, and research recognition and promotion.

  • *Leads a cross-departmental team responsible for developing and delivering research help services to support student and faculty research and reference needs.

  • *Leads development of a programmatic approach to providing scholarly research services.

  • *Responsible for reference and research services-related processes including the consultation, desk, and chat scheduling processes, internal and external communications, and statistical analysis and reporting.

  • *Recommends acquisition or allocation of tools/resources for the Scholarly Research Services unit and the Research Help Team and coordinates necessary training of those tools/resources.

  • *Actively promotes an environment of continual improvement by leading, planning, and implementing ongoing learning, information sharing, and professional development opportunities related to reference and research services including best practices, tools, and available resources.

  • *Working in collaboration with the Special and Digital Collections Program Lead, oversees the management of the institutional repository portion of the library's digital collections to include leadership in the development of policies, workflows, and promotion.

  • *Leads library effort related to Open Educational Resources.

    Research Support

  • Develops and maintains record of the research activities being conducted on campus in order to identify strategies for the library to support that work.

  • Liaises with campus faculty development centers, research offices, target populations, and other campus and external partners to create programming and services to support the research missions of the three institutions.

  • Participates in research consultations (face-to-face and online) to undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Participates in the Ask Us Desk and Ask Us chat research help services.

    Assessment

  • *Responsible for ongoing assessment of the scholarly research services program and the development of new strategies based on this work.

    Other

  • *As one of two program lead positions in the department, collaborates to manage departmental projects.

  • *Communicates with clarity and transparency to internal and external stakeholders.

  • *Collaborates with research offices to support the research mission of the three institutions.

  • Collaborates with other library units and teams to develop services as needed.

  • Serves on the Service Point Operations Team to coordinate and improve the library's integrated service points.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Leadership and Service

  • Participates on Library and campus-wide committees and CU Denver faculty governance.
    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science, or equivalent advanced degree.

  • Two or more years of experience in at least one of the following areas: scholarly communications, data support and literacy, citation management, open educational resources, and research recognition and promotion.

  • Two or more years of experience providing reference/research help at a service desk, via chat, and through consultations, including providing these services to an undergraduate population.

  • Demonstrated competence and sensitivity in working with individuals who are highly diverse in many facets of identity.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading a research services program in an academic or research library.

  • Supervisory experience in an academic or research library.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends in library research services including literature reviews, scholarly communications, data support, data literacy, and tools associated with these functions.

  • Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative environment and to contribute to professional service.

  • Ability to create an exciting, future-oriented research services program.

  • Ability to manage projects, including events.

  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education.

  • Effective interpersonal and written communication skills plus a demonstrated commitment to professional development/achievement.

    Salary and Benefits:

  • The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $65,000-$70,000/year

  • The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

  • The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

  • This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

  • Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

  • Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

  • Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125
    Special Instructions to Applicants: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Diversity and Equity: The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu. CU Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. CU Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by 3/17/2024. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

  • Salary and Benefits:

  • The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $65,000-$70,000/year

  • The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

  • The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

  • This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

  • Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

  • Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

  • Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Links

External Job Ad
https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=32637&lang=en

HR Info

Kevin Lawless, kevin.lawless@ucdenver.edu

Posted Feb 16, 2024