Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Reference and Instruction Librarian for the Social Sciences

Job Title: Reference and Instruction Librarian for the Social Sciences
Department: Library
Date Open: Immediately

Purpose of this Position:
Carleton College seeks an innovative and energetic librarian to join us in our lively and imaginative program of information resources and services. This new full-time position will increase our support of the social sciences from 1.0 FTE to 2.0 FTE. This is an ideal position for an individual who is 1) looking for an opportunity to work in an institution focused on teaching, in collaboration with an unusually fine group of students, faculty, and colleagues; 2) committed to excellence in teaching; and 3) deeply rooted in and excited about a social sciences discipline. The Reference and Instruction Librarian for the Social Sciences will report to the Head of Reference and Instruction.

Work closely with current liaison to expand support to faculty and students in social sciences. See:
Assist in information literacy planning, teaching, development, and instruction.
Participate in a well-utilized individual student appointment model.
Participate in our Research/IT desk service.

All members of the team participate in campus initiatives and faculty development presentations, evening and weekend reference rotation, and reference collection development. Liaisons also work together on user guide design and development, production of handouts and publications, and quirky publicity activities. We are committed to collaborating with IT and other academic support units.

Carleton College is a highly selective, residential, liberal arts college located about 45 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Gould Library ( strongly encourages and supports professional development, initiative, and imaginative approaches to information services. We place a high value on a solid grounding in the world of books and scholarly information.

Minimum Qualifications:
· ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
· Strong service orientation, initiative, and flexibility.
· The desire and ability to work both independently and as a part of a collaborative, decision-making team.
· Excellent interpersonal skills.
· Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
· Strong teaching skills.

· Academic library experience, including reference and teaching experience.
· Strong interest in, knowledge, or experience in assessing user needs.
· Intrigued by uses of social software in libraries.
· Advanced degree in the social sciences.

If interested, please send a letter of interest (including where you learned about this position), résumé, and three references complete with address, email, and phone numbers to Carleton College, Human Resources, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057. Application review begins October 22, 2007, and continues until the position is filled. Visit our web site at Carleton College is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Library Director, Evanston (IL) Public Library

Join a dynamic team and lead the City of Evanston’s public library. The City of Evanston is seeking a Library Director with leadership talent and the ability to develop a strong library team while also contributing as a participative team player on the City Manager’s team. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop and implement a vision and strategic plan for the library and participate in the City of Evanston’s strategic plan’s vision of making “Evanston the most livable city in America.” At the same time, the Director will be manage an annual budget of $4.8 million and develop new funding avenues for additional revenues. The successful candidate will be able to develop and maintain strong community and institutional partnerships contributing to the development of the library’s and the community’s services and programs, implement digital library services, and design and implement staff leadership/development programs. Specific qualifications include a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible public library experience; five years of executive level administrative experience preferably as a Director in a municipal library; and an ALA-accredited Master’s in Library Science.

The hiring range is $100, 000-$125,000.

Evanston, the home of Northwestern University, is located in north suburban Chicago approximately twenty minutes from the downtown loop. The Evanston Public Library has a staff of 58 FTE serves a community of 75,500 with a Main Library and two branches. The Library is a member of the renowned North Suburban Library System. The Director reports to the Evanston City Manager and the nine-member appointed Library Board of Trustees.

To apply or obtain further information: Contact Dan Bradbury, Gossage Sager Associates, or 816.531.2468. The closing date for applications is October 31, 2007. To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume as attachments via email:

Head Librarian, Architecture & Planning Library

The Head Librarian is responsible for the operations and management of the Architecture & Planning Library. Responsibilities include the planning, organization, implementation and assessment of all activities including faculty relations, user services, personnel, budget, resource development, and policy-making. The successful candidate will work collaboratively to build successful partnerships with the School of Architecture and across campus as well as taking a leadership role in related professional organizations. The position reports to the Associate Director for User Services, University of Texas Libraries.

The Architecture & Planning Library is located in historic Battle Hall, recently named as one of America’s favorite buildings by the American Institute of Architects. See Collections support the research and teaching of the School of Architecture, including Architecture, Architectural History, Community & Regional Planning, Historic Preservation, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Design, Urban Design and related disciplines. The Architecture & Planning Library houses the Alexander Architectural Archive which includes more than 90 collections of architectural drawings and other artifacts emphasizing the Southwest United States. The Architecture & Planning Library and Alexander Architectural Archive have a staff of two full-time professional librarians, five classified staff and 15 student assistants. For more information, see and

Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program. Successful management experience at the professional level in an academic or research library. Resource development experience including donor relations and grant writing. Collection development, reference and instruction experience in one or more of the following areas: architecture, architectural history, community or urban planning, historic preservation, interior design, or landscape architecture.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience managing budgets. Experience leveraging emerging technologies to improve and maintain sustainable services. Experience leading and managing change efforts. Experience working successfully with faculty and and/or college administrators. Experience managing archival or special collections. An advanced degree in an applicable subject area. Demonstrated leadership in library, university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Evidence of well-developed interpersonal skills, initiative, creative energy, resourcefulness, and a strong commitment to public service. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication and problem solving skills.

Salary and Benefits: $60,000 annually negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. No state or local income tax. Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.

Recruiting Schedule: To receive full consideration, complete application materials are due by October 31, 2007. Interested candidates must complete an online Application of Employment ( Please refer to job posting number 07-09-25-01-0080 ( and follow applicant instructions given online which includes submitting the following additional materials: a letter of interest, a full resume, a statement of salary requirements and the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three professional references. Send these additional materials to Carol Johnson ( via email. An email confirmation will be sent within 1-2 working days to candidates who have submitted both the online application and who have emailed the additional materials as instructed.

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Science Librarian

Grand Valley State University Libraries seek a service oriented, energetic, innovative, and self-motivated science librarian for a full-time, 12 month tenure-track position. This new position was created to strengthen the Libraries’ support of the University’s expanding programs in the sciences.

Desired Qualifications: Advanced or undergraduate degree in a life science; experience in reference and library instruction and facilitating groups; collection development and faculty liaison experience. Applications from entry-level candidates with the appropriate subject background will be considered. Salary commensurate with experience.

For a complete position description, requirements and application guidelines, please see:

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Collection Development Officer

Georgia State University Library is seeking an energetic, knowledgeable and visionary librarian to serve as the Collection Development Officer. The Collection Development Officer leads the planning and development of collection development policies and programs. He/she works closely with the department heads of Liaison Services and Acquisitions in directing and coordinating the subject liaison librarians' collection development activities and responsibilities. Provides yearly written evaluations of liaisons' collection development activities. Actively participates in vendor relations and budget management. Responsible for collection development for the library's reference collection. Keeps abreast of developments in publishing and scholarly communication. This position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Research Services.

The successful candidate evaluates the collection for currency and relevance to the university curriculum and other collection development goals; develops acquisition and weeding projects; advises in the appropriate allocation and expenditure of all library materials funds; monitors encumbrance and expenditure of the materials budget; carries out collection development responsiblities for the library's reference collection; participates in serial selection and deselection activities; supervises two staff members; works with liaisons to facilitate collection development activities including training and interacting with faculty regarding collection development issues; participates in cooperative activities among area libraries.

ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science. Two years experience in collection development activities. Strong analytical and decision making skills. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. Professional experience in an academic library.
Preferred:Second master's degree, liaison experience, supervisory experience. Demonstrated record of research and service.

Salary and Rank
$43,500-$50,000 for 12 months commensurate with the candidate's education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of material will begin October 8, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

Human Resources Coordinator
University Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202

For more information please visit our web site at
Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational institution/affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural diversity.

Assistant Head, Non-Print Management Department

Northeastern University Libraries seek an energetic, creative, and self-motivated individual to join its newly re-energized, service-oriented, and forward-looking Technical Services team.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Library’s Ordering and Metadata Management (OMM) unit within the Non-Print Department, including: the ordering and purchase of e-resources and media materials of all kinds; a leadership role in the provision of original cataloging and metadata for non-print materials and digital projects; and license and vendor negotiations. Assigns staff responsibilities and duties; sets daily and long-term priorities; manages workflow; identifies and resolves problems; plans, organizes, and oversees projects; and ensures that the OMM group runs efficiently and smoothly. Responsible for hiring, training, and evaluating 5-9 FTE staff, planning training programs, and producing training materials. Writes reports, does statistical analysis, and participates in planning and integrating the activities of the Technical Services Division as a whole to ensure the achievement of Divisional goals. Works closely with the Assistant Head, Resource and Receipt Control to coordinate and plan Department work and will be expected to have a broad understanding of all Department activities and related technical services best practices. Also works closely with Collection Development and other Departments on digital and non-print projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from an ALA-accredited program; additional advanced degree preferred. At least 4 years demonstrated successful experience in increasingly responsible positions managing or supervising e-resource and media ordering, licensing and cataloging and/or database maintenance activities in academic or research libraries. Knowledge of and experience with LC classification, AACR2, LCSH, and a variety of metadata and associated functional standards and tools (Dublin Core, MODS), OCLC, and cataloging in non-print formats, including both serials and monographs. Experience with digital projects (e.g. repositories) and integrated library systems, especially III's Millennium system, preferred. Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal, communications, supervisory, project management and organizational skills desired. Ability to work internally and externally with a wide variety of individual at all levels, a strong service orientation, and demonstrated commitment to staff development and diversity in the workplace.

SETTING: Northeastern, located in the heart of Boston, is an urban Carnegie Research II institution that is student focused and dedicated to a cooperative education/experiential learning model. A diverse student body of 16,700 undergraduates and 4,400 graduate students are enrolled in seven undergraduate colleges, nine graduate and professional schools, and two part-time undergraduate divisions. There are also active continuing education and distance learning programs. The Libraries hold membership in OCLC/NELINET, the Coalition for Networked Information Task Force, the Boston Library Consortium, and the Boston Regional Library System, and is a Commission on Preservation and Access sponsor. Visit the Libraries' web site for more information:

SALARY: Salary: from $44,753, depending on qualifications: Excellent benefits.

Applications received by October 1, 2007 will receive first consideration, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume, and three references to Will Wakeling, Acting Dean of Libraries., Northeastern University Libraries, 320 Snell Library, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 or For more information on the position contact Janet Morrow, Head of Non-Print Management, at .

Northeastern University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and especially welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.