Monday, November 26, 2007

Instructional Technology Librarian

The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library of the University of Michigan seeks a creative, client-centered Instructional Technology Librarian to help the University community incorporate technology and digital information resources effectively into teaching, learning, and research. The librarian will help provide leadership for service and instructional program innovation, and provide direct instruction and consultation for students, faculty, and staff.

Centered in the Knowledge Navigation Center (KNC), the Instructional Technology Librarian also participates in a wide range of established and developing instruction programs. The Knowledge Navigation Center and the Faculty Exploratory are two of several Library consultation and instructional facilities designed to assist the campus in understanding and applying new technologies. The librarian also assists with management of the instructional technology facilities, including primary oversight for hiring, supervising and training hourly staff. As a member of the Graduate Library Reference staff, the Instructional Technology Librarian provides reference service at the central Reference and Information Center and through the Library's virtual information service. This position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to support the University community through innovative program development, effective teaching, and outstanding public service.

The librarian will join a dynamic, collegial team and will work in a collaborative and supportive environment. Successful candidates are expected to combine expert teaching, a wide range of service-oriented activities including reference services, and innovative technology application while working with a diverse population of faculty and students.

The University of Michigan Library is well known for leadership in library services, including the recently launched Michigan Digitization Program (, creating an unparalleled opportunity for the creation of new services to support the teaching, learning, and research mission of the University.

The University of Michigan, a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and one of the world's premier research universities, has prominent faculty, rigorous academic programs, and a diverse cultural and social environment. The university is situated in the heart of Ann Arbor, a unique urban area with a small-town atmosphere and a vibrant, cultural and intellectual sensibility.

Further information may be found at

Required Qualifications: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or an equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience; prior experience teaching technology use and application and excellent teaching skills; outstanding commitment and ability to help patrons at a variety of levels with technology design and experimentation; knowledge of web authoring and design, digital imaging and software; experience working in an academic or research library, or in a research environment; excellent communication skills; ability to work effectively as part of a team in a collaborative environment accompanied by initiative, self-direction and a commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence.

Rank, Salary, and Leave:
Rank is anticipated at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level. Final rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. As a professional appointment in the UM Library, this position offers opportunities for professional development and travel, and participates in faculty governance.

Benefits: TIAA/CREF or Fidelity Investments; 24 vacation days a year, a generous benefits package.

To Apply: Send cover letter and copy of résumé to Library Human Resources; 404 Hatcher Graduate Library North; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205 or email to: Contact (734) 764-2546 for further information.

Deadline: Application review will begin on 1/1/2008 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer

Director of Information Resource Management

The University of Vermont Libraries invites applications for theposition of Director of Information Resource Management.
The successfulcandidate will be an energetic and visionary senior manager responsiblefor assessing and transforming existing technical service workflowprocesses and leading the organization in the development andimplementation of projects and initiatives related to the rapidintegration of next-generation discovery, access, and resourcemanagement technologies into library operations.

Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Director ofInformation Resource Management serves as a member of the Libraries'senior management team and provides leadership in strategic planning,administration, and resource allocation for information managementactivities. This position directs a department of 5 library faculty and16 staff members in Bailey/Howe Library operations related tocollection development, acquisitions, cataloging, collectionmanagement, and preservation activities.

With a collection size of 1.5 million volumes and an annualacquisitions budget of $5.6 million, the University Libraries consistsof Bailey/Howe Library (including Special Collections/ Archives andGovernment Documents/Maps), Dana Medical Library, CookChemistry/Physics Library, and two remote storage facilities, allsupported by the Ex Libris/Endeavor Voyager ILS. The Director ofInformation Resource Management has budgetary and financial managementauthority for collection activities within Bailey/Howe Library andworks closely with other department heads in the creation ofcollaborative collection development priorities and acquisitionstrategies. The position also participates in the development andexpansion of the Libraries' digital collections and initiatives.

The University of Vermont (UVM) is home to 11,000 undergraduate,graduate, and medical school students and more than 1,250 full- andpart-time faculty. UVM is located in the thriving urban center ofBurlington in the beautiful Champlain Valley, an area distinguished byspectacular scenery, year-round outdoor recreational opportunities,vibrant music and arts scene, and overall high quality of life.Burlington International Airport offers frequent jet access to majorAtlantic and Midwest hubs, and the city of Montreal, Canada, is an easydrive 100 miles/160 km to the northwest.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited programor international equivalent; minimum of 7 years relevant professionalexperience, with strong record of leadership and accomplishmentdirecting and managing technical services operations in a research oracademic library; substantive experience in resource allocation andbudget preparation, projection and analysis; demonstrated knowledge ofbest practices and current trends in scholarly communication anddigital resource management, as well as in traditional technicalservice functions; significant experience in the acquisition,management, and control of a broad spectrum of information resources;demonstrated success in human resources management, including theability to lead and engage staff through processes of organizationalimprovement and change; broad understanding of current informationtechnologies and patron services in academic libraries; demonstratedexperience in team-oriented project management; commitment to fosteringa diverse educational environment and workplace; excellent analytical,planning, interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated recordof leadership and achievement within the library profession, includingmentoring, scholarly work, and professional/institutional service,commensurate with appointment to the level of Library AssociateProfessor or higher.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: supervisory experience in a work environmentgoverned by a collective bargaining agreement; demonstratedunderstanding of specialized mission and resource needs of healthscience libraries; knowledge of trends in archives/records managementand cataloging/processing of rare books and special collections materials.

APPOINTMENT AND APPLICATION INFORMATION: Appointment will be made atthe faculty rank of Library Associate Professor or Library Professor(non-tenure track). Salary is commensurate with experience, not lessthan $70,000 at the rank of Library Associate Professor or $80,000 atthe rank of Library Professor. Benefit package includes TIAA/CREF oralternate plan, managed health care plan, and 22 days of annualvacation leave.

The University is especially interested in candidates who cancontribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic communitythrough their practice of librarianship, scholarly work, and/orservice. Applicants are requested to include in their letter ofapplication information about how they will further this goal.

Apply online at with letter of application,vita, and names and contact information for three professionalreferences. Requisition number for the position is 032138. Review ofapplications will begin immediately and continue until the position isfilled. Questions about the position may be directed to the chair ofthe search committee at The University ofVermont is an AA/EO employer.

Director of Library Services

Director of Library ServicesFulltime, Tenure Track

Starting Date: July 1, 2008Application
Closing Date: February 25, 2008

Monterey Peninsula College actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants interested in working in an environment which values flexibility, openness to change, collaboration, respect for others and their points of view, and involvement in College activities, all with the goal of meeting the needs of our diverse student population. The District does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Position Definition
Reporting to the Dean of Instruction, the Director of Library Services is responsible for managing all Library programs and services to meet the information requirements of the students and staff of Monterey Peninsula College. The Director of Library Services provides leadership in planning, developing, and overseeing all aspects of library services, including development of policies and procedures. The academic work year will consist of 225.5 days in a fiscal year, starting July 1st and will include a director’s stipend.
An important element of this position is to maintain and promote the visibility of the Library and its services through effective relationships with the faculty, administration, students, staff, and the community.

Provide leadership for long- and short-term planning and setting prioritiesPromote the library as a center for collaborative learning and as the focal point for information competency across the curriculum Administer, manage, and lead all aspects of the library program such asInstruction, including curriculum, scheduling, and instructional developmentReference serviceCollection assessment and development, including selection and evaluation of materials, inventory, special collections, and archivesInterlibrary loans and resource sharingElectronic systems and servicesPersonnel management including hiring and evaluation of library faculty and staffCommunity and campus programsPlan and implement the college’s information competency goalsDevelop and manage the Library budget and other fiscal resourcesPlan for technological systems and resources with appropriate District offices Represent the library on local, regional and state committees including, but not limited to, the Monterey Bay Area Cooperative Library System (MOBAC), the Community College League (CCL), and the Directors of Educational Technology/California Higher Education (DET/CHE)Serve on campus committees including, but not limited to, the Library Advisory Committee and the Arts and Lecture committeeFoster collaborative partnerships within and outside MPCEngage in fund-raising and donor activitiesDirect and coordinate facility operations and maintenance for the Library Technology Center building with appropriate District offices Schedule, train, supervise, and oversee with appropriate District offices Develop and prepare reports including, but not limited to, Program Review, Action Plans, Accreditation, and Budget Analysis and Statistics
As a fulltime faculty member of the Library the successful candidate will alsoParticipate as a team member with faculty librarians to foster a collaborative work environment Develop curriculum and participate in course approval and program review processesEngage in activities that enhance the Library’s rapport with area schools and businessesParticipate in faculty recruitmentHold required office hours and attend Library staff meetingsCarry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in shared governance committees and campus life activitiesCommunicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within the Library and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the Library and collegeContinue professional development and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate meansPerform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the MPCTA Contract, and as assigned at the main MPC campus, the Educational Center at Marina, and/or other designated locations

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library Science, Library Information Studies ORCalifornia Community College credential (valid for life) in Library Science ORThe equivalent. To select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Monterey Peninsula College recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise in Library Science through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments may be judged by the District as equivalent to a master’s degree for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to obtain and complete an equivalency to Minimum Qualification Request Form from the Human Resources Department and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications ANDCommitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests

Personal and Professional Qualities
Demonstrated ability to successfully perform the duties listed aboveKnowledge of and commitment to community college educationExcellent interpersonal skillsAbility to work with community groups and campus organizationsEffective oral and written communication skillsAbility to meet the needs of community college learners with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills and goals

Desirable Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Studies from an institution accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)At least five years of fulltime increasingly responsible experience in an academic libraryDemonstrated knowledge of mediated instruction and emerging technologiesKnowledge of best practices in library management and information technologies

Application Deadline
To be assured full consideration, completed application packets should be in the Human Resources office by 5:00 pm, February 25, 2008. Application materials must be mailed, hand delivered, e-mailed, or sent via facsimile. Faxes and e-mails must be followed by original documents as soon as possible. All application packets that are complete at that time will be forwarded to the screening committee. Incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

Anticipated Starting CompensationStarting between $65,153 and $87,729 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,782 or a multiple masters’ stipend of $1,973 is added when appropriate. In addition, the District provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including paid medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long-term disability benefits for the employee only. Retirement is the State Teachers’ Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans is available. Child care is available at the College at a reduced rate on a space-available basis.

Application Procedures
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials:Completed District Application including the Diversity StatementCover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities
Résumé or Curriculum
VitaeCopies of transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( at the applicant’s expense
Supplemental Application – Minimum Qualifications
Three (3) current letters of recommendation relevant to your application
Supplemental essays (limited to one page each) on the following topics:
Your understanding of both information technology and information literacy and their changing roles in higher education.
Drawing from your experience, discuss your ability to perform complex administrative functions, e.g. strategic planning, monitoring and projecting spending and budgetary needs, working with diverse staff, administrators, faculty, students, and external communities.

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the selection committee.

Application forms may be obtained from or from the Human Resources Department by calling (831) 645-1341.

Send all application materials to:

Kathleen Clark
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont StreetMonterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 646-3038
Text Teletype: (831) 645-1319
FAX: (831) 646-3012

Conditions of EmploymentOffers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must sign Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

The Monterey PeninsulaThe Monterey Peninsula lies approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco where Monterey Bay and sheltering hills produce a gentle climate year round. Residents and visitors enjoy the scenic natural environment and a variety of small, distinctive communities: Pacific Grove, Monterey, Seaside, Marina, Carmel, Carmel Valley, and Pebble Beach. MPC faculty and students also benefit from close proximity to the Defense Language Institute, the Naval Postgraduate School, the Monterey Institute for International Studies, and the California State University Monterey Bay. Consequently, the peninsula’s population is both ethnically diverse and cosmopolitan.

MPC was founded in 1947 and annually enrolls approximately 8,500 fulltime equivalent students. In addition to the main campus in Monterey, MPC operates the Educational Center at Marina and the Public Safety Training Center at Seaside. Accreditation reports single out MPC’s faculty for their commitment and excellence. Staff and faculty take pride in the college’s friendly, student-oriented atmosphere and its comprehensive curriculum. MPC is in the process of a multi-million dollar facility modernization project funded by our community. It is recognized as a cultural center for the entire Peninsula and offers a new Library and Technology Center to its students and community.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who, due to a disability, require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for the position), or the interview, should notify the Human Resources Office 10 working days before the accommodation is required.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Digital Initiatives Librarian

(IO # 65215)
The University of Idaho Library: Digital Initiatives Librarian. Assistant professor; full faculty status, rank and responsibilities; permanent 12-month tenure-track appointment.

The University of Idaho Library invites applications from innovative and service-oriented individuals for the newly-created position of Digital Initiatives Librarian. The Digital Initiatives Librarian will work closely and collaboratively with library and university employees to ensure that the University of Idaho Library’s digital initiatives are an integral part of its collections and services. The successful candidate will play a leading role in planning and developing a comprehensive strategy for emerging digital initiatives and projects that support the university’s vision for library services in a land-grant environment. Reports to Head of Special Collections & Archives.


The Digital Initiatives Librarian will collaborate with library faculty and the dean in developing, prioritizing and producing digital projects that blend traditional library activities with digital initiatives. As the library authority for digital library issues, this individual will play a key role in providing leadership and vision to plan and implement future library digital development. This person will oversee and contribute to the content of digital collections; provide ongoing assessment of the library’s digital services; supervise and train student staff. University of Idaho Library faculty are expected to participate in planning and governance, to be able to work comfortably in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally in service and research.

Starting Date: March 2008

Salary and Benefits: Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank; $38,500. Benefits include standard state life and health insurance, generous annual leave and retirement options including TIAA-CREF.


Required: ALA-accredited MLS; demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs; experience digitizing and providing access to special or archival collections; experience with the concepts and software/hardware applications used in organizing and presenting digital information; excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to handle complex analytical and detailed work; excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to effectively interact with audiences of diverse technological backgrounds; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing environment; ability to fulfill research and scholarship requirements for academic rank and tenure.

Desired: Experience with a variety of metadata and associated functional standards, including Dublin Core, EAD, MARC, etc. and appropriate thesauri. Experience using OCLC CONTENTdm or other content management systems. Awareness of institutional repository issues and software requirements; applicable copyright law. Experience with developing grant proposals.

For full contact information and to apply, see the ATS online system at:, and find position number 10000052640 Digital Initiatives Librarian under the Academic Faculty category. Chair of Search Committee is Nathan Bender.

To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Faculty Position

Department: Information and Library Science
Rank: Assistant or Associate

Specialization(s): one of the following areas: general coverage of core competencies for librarians for culturally and ethnically diverse user groups plus a specialization such as school library media and/or youth services and literature for culturally and ethnically diverse populations with knowledge of information and educational technologies; general coverage of core competencies for librarians plus a specialization such as services for culturally and ethnically diverse user groups.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Normal teaching load is three courses per semester for the ALA-accredited MLS program. Successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in their specialization as well as additional elective courses at the 500 or 600 level. It is desirable for the successful candidate to also be able to teach one or more of the ILS core courses (501: Introduction to Information Science and Technology; 503: Foundations of Librarianship; 504: Reference Resources and Services; 506: Information Analysis and Organization; 680: Evaluation and Research). All faculty share student advising and committee assignments. In addition, each faculty member is expected to engage in scholarly research or creative activity each semester.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a Master of library and information studies degree from an ALA-accredited program; have an earned doctorate in library and information science and technology, or related discipline; demonstrate awareness of social issues; be committed to library services for culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and demonstrate ability to engage in meaningful scholarship, leading to presentations at professional meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals in the discipline. Candidates with ABD status will be considered if the candidate can demonstrate they will complete the doctorate by the end of the first year of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Equivalent of two years teaching or experience in the library and information profession. Demonstrated record of scholarship. Evidence of ability to teach online courses via WebCT, WebCT-Vista.

Salary Range: Commensurate with rank and experience (current AAUP contract sets salary range for Assistant at $48,958-$67,121 and Associate at $60,477-$82,750).

Department of Information and Library Science (ILS) is one of the organizational units of the School of Communication, Information and Library Science within SCSU. ILS provides professional education graduate programs in library and information studies, including the ALA-accredited Master of Library Science, the NCATE-accredited School Media Specialist Certification, the Sixth-Year Diploma in Information Studies, as well as a B.S. program in library and information services. The MLS program provides both on-campus and online courses for students from Connecticut, New England, many other states in the United States and foreign countries. All ILS full-time faculty members are responsible for teaching both online and on-campus courses. For additional information about the department and programs, see

Application Process:

Please submit Letter of Interest, Current Curriculum Vita, and names and contact information for at least three references to:

Chair, ILS Faculty Search Committee
416 Buley Library, Southern Connecticut State University,
501 Crescent Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06515

Applications may also be submitted as Word or pdf attachments

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled. The search committee plans to conduct initial interviews at the 2008 ALISE conference in Philadelphia. Position will remain open until filled.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Director - Library Services - Madison Area Technical College

Director - Library Services-Madison Area Technical College application online


Administrative Salary Range 5 with a starting salary of $67,525 to $92,500 depending on qualifications and experience. MATC provides a generous benefit package. Newly hired Administrators serve a two-year probationary period.

Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled. We will complete our first review of applicants from applications received by Friday, December 7, 2007 and expect to fill the position as soon as possible.

This position provides leadership for the development, administration and oversight of library services at the six district libraries. It is responsible for delivering a range of programs and services that address library and learner support issues encourage students to become successful learners, and facilitate students' full participation in the learning college experience. The Director of Library Services works in collaboration with other members of the Learner Development team and college faculty/staff to model best practices of library services and to build flexible approaches to enhance students' learning. Duties include planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting, policy formulation, promotion, evaluation, innovation, and communication with other departments and libraries.

This position reports to the Dean of Learner Development. The Associate Librarian and support (PSRP) staff within the libraries report to this position. Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

1. Thorough understanding of the current and evolving role of the library in the learning college.

2. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the principles of information literacy and its application to academic library instruction programs in the higher education environment.

3. Thorough understanding of the effective application of information, computers, and multi-media technologies in libraries, including experience with automated library systems, computer networks, and Internet applications.

4. Demonstrated experience in the management, supervision, and training of professional and support staff across a multi-campus library district.

5. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with library staff, college staff and faculty, and students.

6. Demonstrated skill in the promotion and enhancement of an environment that supports cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity policies, practices, and programs.

7. Ability to organize and lead teams in a collaborative work environment.

8. Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and budget allocation.

9. Experience with an online course environment and library support for distance learning.

10. Demonstrated skill in communications and human relations with people of diverse social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, and people with disabilities.


1. Master's Degree in Library & Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.

2. Five years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility as a professional librarian.

3. Twelve months (2000 hours) of work experience in a field other than education or library management in an educational institution.


Successful MATC managers develop and exhibit a number of competencies that have been selected to support and align with AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) guiding principles. Essential management competencies include leadership, managing people, continuous improvement, and strategic thinking. Common core competencies of collaboration, professionalism, customer service, conflict resolution/problem solving, adaptability and inclusive are also required. The following key competencies have been identified as essential for success in this position.

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data. Designs work flows and procedures.

Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; Contributes to profits and revenue; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.

Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates collaboratively in meetings.

The following duties are typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

1. Provides leadership to the district libraries for the efficient and effective operation of programs and services.
a. Supervises and oversees the activities of all library staff.
b. Facilitates the defining of library objectives and unit plans based on organizational strategic plans.
c. Works collaboratively on the development and maintenance of library programs, services, activities, and budgets.
d. Ensures the coordination of all library programs and offerings to all students, including on-line and regional campus services, collaborating with the regional campus administrators to ensure implementation of library programs and services.
e. Fosters the development of self-directed work teams.
f. Establishes and implements policies and operating procedures.

2. Oversees the hiring, training/orientation, supervision, and termination of all library staff.
a. Facilitates sound management practices through individual evaluation and professional development plans for each staff member reporting directly to this position
b. Creates a staffing plan that addresses staffing needs at all the libraries, types of positions needed, selection of new staff, and duties to ensure the effective delivery of services.

3. Provides leadership in the management and operations of the library facilities, including; evaluation of usage, assessment of user needs, and future facilities planning for a supportive learning environment informed by the goals of the learning college.
a. Evaluates operations through usage and service reviews, statistical measurement, and user surveys.
b. Determines library space needs and initiates acquisition of new equipment.

4. Implements innovative services and makes effective use of current information and multi-media technology to meet the flexible learning needs of students.
a. Investigates the feasibility of new and alternative delivery methods for programs and services and works to implement said methods when appropriate.
b. Provides effective library support for online courses, distance education, and flexible learning strategies.
c. Addresses the need for programs and services related to information literacy.
d. Providing oversight of specific functions, such as automation, computer lab operations, technical services, media software implementation, library instruction, collection development/management, and inter-library loan.

5. Oversees the fiscal operations of the libraries:
a. Facilitates the preparation and monitoring of the budgets for all units within the library area. b. Identifies funding sources, develops proposals for available grant funding, and ensures the use of available resources.
c. Operates the libraries within the budgetary constraints. Develops short and long range plans for budget and capital needs and expenditures. Oversees strategic and operational planning.

6. Advocates for library instruction and services as integral elements of the learning college

7. Represents the library in local, state, and national professional associations, including the WTCS Library Managers group, the Wisconsin Library Association, and the American Library Association.

8. Participates in college committees and administrative meetings and provides suggestions to negotiating teams regarding the collective bargaining agreements. Communicates and plans cooperatively with administrators and faculty of the college

9. Demonstrates a commitment to the college values of excellence, respect, and integrity, as well as to the principles of continuous improvement

10. Performs other duties as assigned by the President or designee.

Apply at this web address:
or “application online” link at the top

Librarian for Instructional Services (Part Time)

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology of the State University of New York, invites applications for librarian positions.

Librarian for Instructional Services (Part Time)

FIT is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, results-oriented teaching librarian to instruct, create learning modules, collaborate with teaching faculty, and coordinate Library instructional services. This non-classroom faculty position reports to the Director of the Library.

Qualifications: An MLS from an ALA accredited school. Minimum of two years’ experience in library instruction with front line reference desk experience in an academic library. Knowledge of information literacy concepts, trends, standards, pedagogies and instructional technology. Experience in conducting formal assessment of programs, instruction, and educational outcomes.

Detailed position descriptions can be found at Salary commensurate with experience and professional achievement. Review of applications will begin immediately. Completed applications will include a letter of interest, vitae and three letters of recommendation. Electronic submissions preferred and should be sent to Hard copies may be sent to Human Resources, FIT, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York City, NY 10001.

FIT has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Dean of University Libraries

Dean of University Libraries
Revised 11/20/07

Northern Illinois University seeks a visionary, highly-motivated, and experienced leader to administer its library services and operations. The position offers the opportunity to direct library services and development at a dynamic, major university in the greater Chicago area. The appointment will begin July 1, 2008, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Dean of University Libraries will provide leadership and administrative guidance for the main campus, three specialized libraries on campus, and the resource centers on satellite campuses. The University Libraries house 2.2 million volumes, with access to over 22,000 periodical titles. The annual operating budget is $9 million, including about $3.8 million for acquisitions.

Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university enrolling over 25,000 students, including more than 6,700 at the graduate level. The university offers 18 doctoral programs, the J.D. degree, and a wide range of master’s and baccalaureate programs, across 40 academic departments in seven colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Health and Human Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts.

Responsibilities: The Dean holds the rank of professor and is the chief administrative officer of the University Libraries, serving as a member of the Council of Deans and reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost. Duties include long-range planning, formulation and implementation of library policies and services in support of the on-campus and off-campus teaching and research missions of the university, collection development policy formation, fund-raising, budget preparation and administration, fostering regional cooperation in sharing library materials, networking, collection development, and supervision of a professional staff of 30 and a support staff of 76.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in librarianship from an ALA accredited program (or professionally recognized equivalent). Either an earned doctorate or a second master’s degree is preferred. Additional qualifications include: knowledge of the major economic, technological, and personnel issues affecting research libraries and their staffs; evidence of significant professional and scholarly achievement, sufficient to justify a senior faculty appointment in the University Libraries (i.e. professor); record of effective recent library administrative experience in a research library; commitment to support and improve library information services necessary for scholarly and instructional activities of faculty and students; strong management and leadership skills in a collegial environment; demonstrated knowledge of and experience with electronic information retrieval systems, networks, resource sharing, and emerging technologies; interest in, and knowledge of, all aspects of librarianship, including public services, technical services, and collection development; evidence of commitment to fund-raising in support of university libraries; and a record of a strong commitment to affirmative action and to appropriate services for people with disabilities. A more detailed position description and information on NIU Libraries may be found at

The review of completed applications will begin January 7, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations or applications (with letter of interest including a statement of qualifications and current resume) must be sent confidentially to: Dr. Raymond Alden, Chair, Dean of Libraries Search Committee, preferably electronically at or to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Northern Illinois University, Altgeld Hall 215, DeKalb, IL 60115.

Northern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Institution

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Associate University Librarian for Research & Instructional Services

Princeton University invites nominations and applications for its Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services. Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL for Research and Instructional Services has overall responsibility for ensuring that the library’s research and instructional services are well matched to the university’s approach to teaching and learning. On a campus where all students are expected to conduct serious independent research and where faculty reliance on the library is high, s/he leads reference services, an increasing number of library research, instruction, and outreach programs, document delivery/interlibrary loan operations, and a large microform unit. As a member of the library’s senior management group, s/he collaborates on library-wide planning initiatives, program development, and resource allocations. The AUL for Research and Instructional Services has direct oversight of the library’s General and Humanities Reference Division; the Social Science Reference Center, including its Data and Statistical Services unit; and the Interlibrary Services and Document Delivery operations. These units are currently staffed by 14 librarians, 3 administrators, and 20 support staff. S/he represents the Princeton University Library in regional and national public services arenas.

The Princeton University Library system comprises a large central library and 15 specialized libraries that are heavily used by an academic community including 6,800 students and 850 faculty members. To support the diverse needs of its users, the Library holds some 6,500,000 printed volumes, ranging from incunabula to current imprints, and provides access to many other records of human knowledge, such as ancient papyri and cylinder seals, nineteenth-century literary manuscripts, and recently produced electronic databases and journals. The Library employs more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce. This year, Princeton became the 12th library to join the Google Library Project, committing to digitize approximately one million public domain books from its rich collections and make them available to the public. For more information about the Princeton University Library, please consult the Library Web site at

Required qualifications include an MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience (a graduate degree in a field relevant to Princeton’s academic programs strongly preferred); evidence of progressively responsible experience in an academic or research library; teaching experience in an academic or research library; and demonstrated commitment to reference, research, teaching, and public service. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a demonstrated ability to take advantage of technology in offering service programs and to build strong ties to the faculty, experience working in a team-based environment and providing effective leadership for a diverse staff, and the capacity to thrive in a changing environment and to foster that capacity in others.

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11) paid holidays. Annuity program (TIAA/CREF), group life insurance, health coverage insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits are available.
Nominations and Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) should be sent to: Alan Wichlei and Beverly Brady, Isaacson, Miller, 334 Boylston Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02116, Email: Electronic submission of material is strongly encouraged.


Instruction Librarian

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries invites applications for the position of Instruction Librarian. This faculty position, reporting to the Head of the Instruction Department, will serve as a Libraries’ liaison to the University’s general education program, the University College, the Honors College, student affairs offices, and athletics programs. The incumbent will contribute significantly to the planning, development, provision, and assessment of strategic information literacy initiatives for undergraduates. He or she will conduct specialized instruction for targeted populations as well as general library resource instruction sessions. This librarian will take the lead on evaluating the print and electronic collections with the greatest impact on general education, both serial and monographic, and making recommendations to purchase resources relevant to curriculum and research needs. In addition, the incumbent will provide general reference assistance to library patrons in person, on the telephone, and electronically through email and instant messaging.
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UNLV is an AA/ EEO educator and employer.

Education & Instructional Materials Center Librarian

Slippery Rock University’s Bailey Library is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track position at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank to begin fall 2008 or sooner depending on availability. This is a full faculty tenure track position offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) of APSCUF. The CBA can be found at The nine month per year contract is typically supplemented with an additional summer school contract.

Job Description: The Education & Instructional Materials Center Librarian serves as liaison to the College of Education and is responsible for directing the operations of the Instructional Materials Center (IMC). This position is responsible for planning, collection management, and creation of policy in the IMC as well as supervision of the IMC staff. The Center includes both print and non-print materials, primarily for the pre-K through twelfth grade levels. In addition to instruction provided to the College of Education, this position also currently provides a one credit hour information literacy course to the general college population. This position is also responsible for rotation on the reference desk, including occasional evenings and weekends.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited institution or the equivalent from a foreign university and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required. Candidates are also required to have web design skills, effective teaching skills, supervisory skills, strong collection management skills, and demonstrated experience with information literacy instructional design and implementation. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to the education of diverse populations. Preference will be given to applicants with an education degree, academic experience, reference experience, and experience working with budgets. Successful completion of an on-campus interview, including a presentation demonstrating required skills on a topic to be determined by the search committee, is also required. As a tenure track position, the successful candidate must be willing to meet the academic and scholarly requirements for tenure.

Application Procedure: Send letter of interest, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official transcripts required before hiring) and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references (one of whom must be a current or previous supervisor) to:

Ms. Cathy Rudowsky and Ms. Del Hamilton, co-chairs
Education & Instructional Materials Center Librarian Search Committee
Bailey Library
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
For inquires contact: (724) 738-2657 or (724) 738-2662

Review of applications will begin by January 21, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. Background investigation required for employment. Slippery Rock University of PA is a member of the State System of Higher Education and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Visit our web page at TTY# 724-738-4881

AA# 08-46
UP# 0112
Date Posted: 11/1/07
Slippery Rock University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.


Earlham College seeks a passionate archivist to work in one of the world’s most significant collections of Quaker historical and contemporary records. The archivist will manage the processing program for new materials, will participate with a team of colleagues to develop digital collections and enhanced Web presence for the collection and will team with others to provide user support of the collections. MLS or comparable degree or experience required. More information about the position is available at and about Earlham at or Review of files begins January 4, 2008 and continues until filled. Email attachments and URLs are welcome in lieu of paper documents, and may be directed to Jeanette Wilson at Paper documents to Jeanette Wilson, Drawer #198, Lilly Library, Earlham College, Richmond, IN 47374. Earlham is an AA/EO employer.