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Limited Duration Workshop Coordinator (Library Technician 2)

Apply now Job no: 530672
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Library

Department: Library
Classification: Library Technician 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Limited Duration (Classified), Limited
Salary: $16.19 - $23.69 per hour
FTE: .5

Review of Applications Begins

January 29, 2023; position open until filled (updated).

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration for the position, please include with your online application:
1. a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position, and
2. a current resume, which includes dates of employment.

Department Summary

About the University:
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries.

The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people.

The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 167,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, symphony, opera, jazz, and theatrical venues; a pleasant year-round climate; and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

About the UO Libraries:
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offers many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users’ research and learning needs. The UO Libraries is committed to supporting and enhancing the diversity of the university community, providing a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression is valued and respected, and disrupting systemic inequalities. With a focus on equity in service, we strive to create a powerful learning community, a welcoming space where faculty, students, and patrons of all ages and cultural and ethnic backgrounds can access the information necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Our mission is to actively support the student learning experience, enable the creation and stewardship of knowledge, and contribute to advancements in teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. We value intellectual freedom, user-centered service, evidence-based approaches, transparency, innovation, teamwork, diversity, and integrity.

The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.

About the Data Services Department:
The Data Services department is an essential component in the Libraries’ framework for research support and enterprise academic technology. The department provides a central service point for library-situated data services, including but not limited to the Libraries’ provision of numeric and spatial data for teaching, learning, and research; data production; data education; and research data management (RDM). The department facilitates data management through the data lifecycle and provides services related to specialized data labs and programs, e.g., services and training related to research data management, and the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) membership. The Aerial Photography Research Services (APRS) unit and map collections are also important components of the department’s portfolio. The department’s work requires close collaboration with other library departments and UO divisions, especially the UO’s Office of Research and Innovation and Information Services, the Libraries’ Research and Instructional Services (RIS), Digital Scholarship Services (DSS), and Collection Services departments.

We encourage applications from those whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion, from individuals who have been historically marginalized and currently underrepresented in higher education, individuals who may have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in pathways outside of higher education.

Position Summary

Want to build your skills while working in a collegial, intellectually stimulating environment? The workshop coordinator is a part-time position and serves as a critical member of the University of Oregon's Data Services Department and of the Oregon Data Science Collaborative. The incumbent will lead outreach, marketing, and workshop logistics across these two institutional units, seeking out opportunities for synergies and coordination. This position will also support workshop preparation and teaching, and through that work will have the opportunity to receive mentorship from workshop leaders to develop or improve skills in teaching and in specific technologies, such as introductory R, Python, or the command line. Since this is a temporary position, we are committed to helping you leave this position better prepared to reach your long-term career goals. This position is half-time (0.5 FTE) and limited duration of 1 year.

Minimum Requirements

• Two (2) years of library experience within the last five (5) years; OR,
• Associates degree (or equivalent 72 quarter hours or 48 semester hours), and one (1) year of library experience within the last five (5) years; OR,
• An equivalent combination of current library experience, training and/or education in related fields;
• AND, proficiency in multiple library specific computer applications (e.g., integrated library systems, database applications, institutional repository, content management systems, scheduling software).

Professional Competencies

• Ability to consistently demonstrate professional and user-focused customer service.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
• Ability to effectively manage a large workload and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
• Ability to adapt to rapid change and ambiguity.
• Ability to troubleshoot technological, procedural, and other types of problems.
• Ability to work within and foster a diverse work environment

Preferred Qualifications

• BA/BS degree.
• Experience using LibApps software.
• Experience with WordPress.
• Experience with leading or assisting technical workshops or training.

FLSA Exempt: No


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://hr.uoregon.edu/uo-covid-19-vaccination-requirement-employee-process.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

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