Friday, October 31, 2008

Archivist, Digital Projects, & Outreach

York University Libraries invite applications for the position of Archivist with the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections. The successful candidate will be responsible for the stewardship of digital assets including the management of born-digital records and the creation of digital collections from analog documents (such as sound and moving image recordings, photographs and textual materials), as well as processing records in a wide variety of other media. This is a tenure-track position for an archivist with up to three years of post-graduate experience.

York University offers a world-class, modern, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada's most multicultural city. York is at the centre of innovation, with a thriving community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff and students who challenge the ordinary and deliver the unexpected.
The Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections is a department of York University Libraries holding over 700 metres of university records; over 2,400 metres of private and institutional papers and an extensive collection of non-textual materials. Special Collections has over 20,000 volumes of published Canadiana, including Canadian pamphlets. Additional information on holdings and services can be found at:

The Archivist works within a collaborative and team environment. The incumbent will be an enthusiastic and innovative individual who demonstrates leadership in the creation, development, maintenance and support of digital archival holdings. He/she will work closely with the Digital Initiatives Librarian to develop and implement policies and procedures for the capture, storage and long-term accessibility of these holdings. Working with the Web Librarian, the successful candidate will provide leadership in the development, management and maintenance of the departmental web presence. He/she will show leadership in the development and implementation of a communications/outreach plan for the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections. Assists the Head with securing grants and other funding to support digital projects. He/she will be regularly involved in the provision of reference and research services as well as in the appraisal, acquisition, arrangement, RAD-based description, and physical processing of private papers and university records. Will participate in instruction of undergraduate and graduate students in the use of archival holdings. The incumbent will be committed to scholarship, professional development and service.

  • Master’s in archival studies from a graduate programme conforming to the Association of Canadian Archivists’ Guidelines for the Development of a Two-Year Curriculum for a Master’s of Archival Studies, or MLS (or equivalent) with concentration in professional archival education
  • Up to three years of professional archival experience in an established archive, preferably in an academic setting
  • Demonstrated experience in using computer applications for the management of archival holdings and the creation of digital documents for outreach via virtual exhibits, blogs etc.
  • Awareness of funding opportunities and of the grant-writing process
  • Demonstrated experience in the creation of promotional materials for cultural programming (preferably archives)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of media conversion technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the creation and management of electronic records
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and instruction skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
  • Ability to manage a complex workload in a timely, effective manner with minimum supervision
  • In-depth knowledge of current trends and issues in archives, including RAD and EAD
    Knowledge of French is an asset.

Librarians at York University have academic status and are members of the York University Faculty Association bargaining unit ( The appointment, to commence March 1, 2009, is subject to budgetary approval. Salary and benefits are competitive.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Campus resources include an on-site daycare centre, a women's centre, a race and ethnic relations centre, a sexual harassment centre, initiatives in support of sexual and gender diversity, and a wellness centre. York University encourages attitudes of respect and non-discrimination toward persons of all ethnic and religious groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

Preference will be given to applications received before January 5, 2009. Applications including a covering letter relating qualifications to requirements of the position, a current curriculum vitae and the name of three referees should be sent to:

Chair, Archivist Appointment Committee York University, Scott Library, Room 310 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 (416) 736-5451 (fax) Applications should be sent by mail, or by fax with a hardcopy following. We will not accept applications sent by e-mail.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Electronic Resources Librarian

The Electronic Resources and Serials Management (ERSM) staff works together as a collaborative, service-oriented team that strives to ensure faculty, staff, and students have easy access to the broadest range of available research publications supported by the Library. Under the general direction of the Department Head, the Electronic Resources Librarian plays a leadership role with this team whose activities span the acquisition, licensing, access management, renewals, record maintenance and troubleshooting for electronic resources. S/he works closely with colleagues throughout the Library, including the office of the AUL for Scholarly Communication and Special Collections, who share the goal to support the teaching and research mission of the University, but with a special focus on providing robust and consistent access to publications for all Cornell Library user communities.

Duties and responsibilities:

Participates in system-wide e-resources and serials management and policy development in support of Cornell University Library and Library Technical Services (LTS) priorities. Contributes to a wide variety of initiatives pertaining to e-access and serials. Supervises 3 FTE staff working whose primary assignments are involved with the implementation, maintenance and front-line service of electronic resources collections. Negotiates and executes licensing agreements with information providers. Develops and implements plans for the efficient and effective processing of records for electronic resources including the recording and maintenance of licensing details for the collections. Evaluates the availability and quality of bibliographic records to provide and/or enhance access to Cornell University Library’s electronic resources.
Works with the Office of the AUL for Scholarly Resources and Special Collections on the analysis and ongoing appropriations for electronic resources. Serves as a member or LTS liaison to collection development groups. Participates and plans training and continuing education programs for selectors regarding e-resources workflows, general licensing needs and usage statistics.


Required: ALA accredited MLS or an equivalent masters degree with applicable academic library experience. Demonstrated experience with issues and practices involved in developing and maintenance of e-resources collections, including licensing and a knowledge of publishing practices and trends. General knowledge of a range of software applications supporting access to online collections and associated technologies. Excellent communication and analytic skills including the ability to work well within a team environment with diverse groups of library staff. Interest in professional development activities, including research and participation in professional organizations.

Desired: Previous experience using library management and electronic resources systems. Previous supervisory experience, particularly in electronic resources or other technical services activities or interest and/or potential to take on supervisory responsibilities. Working knowledge of cataloging principles, tools and batch loading of records. Prior professional experience in an academic or special library.

Background: Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with 2,900 faculty members and 20,800 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The Cornell University Library, with more than 450 staff members ranks in the top ten research libraries in North America. Its 20 libraries contain nearly 8 million printed volumes, 58,000 current serials, over 400,000 electronic resources, 72,500 cubic feet of manuscripts, and rich materials in other formats. Ranking 10th among 113 North American academic library members of the Association of Research Libraries, the Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

Application Procedure: Applications requested by November 26, 2008. To apply for this position go to, search under the job category of Librarians, and select posting number 10026. Follow the instructions for online submission. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

For further information, contact Lyndsi Prignon, Assistant Director of Library Human Resources, 235 Olin Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-5301.

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can bring to our community a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Manager of Public Access Services

Portland State University is seeking a progressive and energetic professional for the position of Manager of Public Access Services, an unclassified, unranked, excluded, fixed-term position reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Public Services at the Portland State University Library. The Manager of Public Access Services provides leadership and management of Public Access Services (PAS) activities and staff in circulation, resource sharing operations (Summit and interlibrary loan), reserves, off-site facilities operations, stacks maintenance, media services, photocopy operations, and van service between library locations.

Specific responsibilities:

1. Management
· Manages, plans, coordinates and evaluates daily operations of PAS to provide timely, professional, consistent, and high-quality service. Assures adequate staffing for service points and other departmental responsibilities to maintain nearly 100 hours a week of open Library hours. Reallocates resources in anticipation of changing functions and priorities and adapts own work schedule, when needed;
· Works closely with the Library Fiscal Officer to maintain clear audit trails, fiscal integrity and confidentiality of PAS processes and PAS-related revenues, including those from photocopy services;
· Participates in the continual evaluation of the cost effectiveness and quality of service being provided in the Portland State Library, making suggestions for PAS service enhancements, greater efficiency, or cost containment; collects and analyzes management data for patterns and trends that suggest a need for change or positioning for the future; and prepares reports on activities, problems, challenges, and accomplishments of PAS;
· Ensures that the short- and long-range planning processes for PAS are anticipatory, rather than reactive, and that they adapt space, equipment, personnel, and services to meet the Library’s mission and priorities. Evaluates alternatives in terms of cost effectiveness, quality of services, and larger institutional priorities;
· Secures the appropriate authority in the decision-making process and informs all who will be affected before implementation. Takes responsibility for decisions made by PAS staff and the ramifications of those decisions;
· Coordinates unit activities with those of other institutional units;
· Oversees the Library’s photocopy and microforms operations including routine maintenance of photocopy machines and microform readers;
· Oversees the Library’s media services operations including routine audiovisual equipment maintenance;
· Oversees day-to-day stacks maintenance functions and participates in system-wide collection management activities and projects;
· Enforces the Library’s Billing Policy, license agreements, and University Copyright Policy as they apply to PAS activities. Mediates copyright and billing disputes;
· Manages the off-site facility’s maintenance and materials retrieval operations;
· Serves as a front-line point person for security, facilities, and disaster-related issues.

2. Supervision
· Supervises, hires, trains, and evaluates Academic Professionals, classified staff, and student assistants, maintaining established unit performance standards;
· Acts as advocate for unit staff and is committed to staff development and staff participation in unit planning and decision making;
· Promotes high staff performance through teamwork, job training and enrichment, encouragement of innovation and recognition for achievement.

3. General
· Ensures adherence to University and Library policies and procedures, including adherence to Portland State’s Professional Standards of Conduct (;
· Understands and supports unit and institution-wide mission and priorities;
· Pursues professional development activities;

4. Communication
· Coordinates communication concerning PAS services, policies, and procedures with all units of the Portland State Library, library users, academic units, subject specialists, and external institutions participating in resource sharing operations (Summit and interlibrary loan);
· Communicates and works effectively with others to meet unit and Library objectives;
· Serves on a variety of committees within and external to the Portland State Library, sometimes as the Library’s representative;
· Represents the University in facilitating interlibrary cooperation through reciprocal resource sharing agreements and alliances with other institutions such as those fostered by the Orbis Cascade Alliance;
· Participates in promoting and providing visibility for a positive, responsive image of the Library and its services to the University community and the community at large.

5. Other Duties as Assigned

Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree, or bachelor’s degree and significant Library Access Services supervisory experience
Four years of library experience
Strong service orientation
Record of successful supervisory experience
Evidence of excellent planning, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to complete projects
Transcripts and background checks will be required for finalists. Must be able to successfully complete a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Budget management experience
  • Experience collaboratively setting and applying policies and procedures
  • Work experience in an academic library
  • Experience in access services
  • Technology skills and experience appropriate for the position
  • Employee training and development experience
  • Working knowledge of copyright and contract issues
  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, ILL, and/or e-reserves
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to work positively and productively with diverse constituencies in rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and staff development
  • Sound knowledge of issues and trends in public access services

The starting annual salary range for this position will be between $55,000-$60,000, dependent upon qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package including fully paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependant at any of the Oregon University System schools. Please see:

Online Ad: Please see:

To Apply
Send cover letter (address how your knowledge and experiences meet qualifications); resume; and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four references to: Tom Bielavitz:

Electronic application materials are strongly preferred (Word documents).

If you do not have email, please send application materials to: Tom Bielavitz, Assistant University Librarian for Administrative Services and Planning, Portland State University, Library, PO Box 1151, Portland, OR 97207.

Applications not containing all requested documents will not be considered.

Deadlines: Review of applications begins December 1, 2008. Open until finalists identified.

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution and, in keeping with the President's diversity initiative, welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Reference/Instruction Librarian (Renewable)

American University Library invites applications for a renewable contract, non-tenure-track Reference/Instruction Librarian position at the rank of Assistant Librarian. This position begins in January 2008 and is renewable for up to five years.

Responsibilities: Seeking an innovative, energetic and service-oriented librarian to work in the Division of Research, Teaching and Learning. Join a committed team of reference library faculty in providing service to a diverse user population at a busy reference desk, over the Web and in the classroom. Provide research assistance in the use of the online catalog, databases, and other Web-based and print resources. Teach in the library instruction program, including general and subject specific classes, walk-in workshops, and follow-up personal appointments. Contribute to collection development and work on special projects as needed. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Requirements: ALA accredited M.L.S.; library experience in print and electronic library instruction. A strong commitment to teaching and library outreach. Evidence of potential for scholarship and ongoing professional development. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Strong public service ethic; collaborative skills. Preferred: Experience with library instruction, including building digital learning objects, collection development, digital reference through instant messaging and email and working as part of a team.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Position available: Review of applications will begin on August 25, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

The American University, incorporated in 1893, offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to over 11,000 students. Its proximity to centers of technology, politics, justice, world affairs, communication, science, business, and the art in the Washington, D.C. area enhances the learning environment.

The University Library serves the University through a collection of over 1.1 million volumes, 39,000 sound recordings including an entire music library, nearly 38,500 journal subscriptions in all subjects, 18 library faculty, 59 full time staff, plus over 190 student assistants, and a budget of over $9.6 million. The University is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium with a shared Endeavor system that includes an online public catalog.

To apply, send a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, including email addresses and telephone numbers of three references to:

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046

American University is an AA/EEO university committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Extended Search

The McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has a probationary tenure track faculty vacancy available at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor or Professor to serve as Assistant Director of Libraries with an anticipated start date in spring 2009. This is a 12-month, full-time, probationary tenure track faculty position reporting to the Director of Libraries.

McIntyre Library has a staff of 12.50 FTE library faculty, and 17 FTE classified staff. The Library maintains a very active information literacy program, provides access to a wide range of digital resources, is a selective state and federal document depository, and includes a regional historical research center and university archives. McIntyre Library has a collection of almost 600,000 titles, 2 million volumes, and 17,000 online and print periodical subscriptions; and works closely with other UW System libraries in keeping with the “One System, One Library” approach to the delivery of collections and services.

The Assistant Director serves as a member of the administrative team providing leadership and direction for McIntyre Library.
This position also has specific responsibilities for supervision of access departments (circulation, reserves, stack maintenance, and interlibrary loan), oversight of student assistant budgets, and continued development and assessment of the Library Strategic Plan.
Coordinates public relations and marketing.
Serves as liaison to university academic departments including information literacy instruction, and participates in reference desk rotation.

Fulfill faculty responsibilities by:
Serving on appropriate Library, campus and UW System committees.
Pursuing continued study, scholarly activities, and creative work.
Participating in professional and community service activities.

ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent.
Five years professional experience in an academic library.
Supervisory experience.
Demonstrated commitment to public relations and marketing.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to engage in scholarly and professional development activities at the level necessary to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.

Knowledge of the administrative, managerial and financial practices of an academic library.
Public service experience.
Teaching experience.

To apply, send: letter of application, curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidate at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. Submit materials to:

Ms. Cheryl Cutsforth, ChairAssistant Director of Libraries Search CommitteeMcIntyre LibraryUniversity of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireEau Claire, WI 54702-4004Phone: 715-836-3304Email:

DEADLINE: To ensure consideration, completed applications must be postmarked by December 5, 2008. However, screening may continue until position is filled.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing diversity.
Posted 7/17/08Late posting...applications accepted until the position is filled. Please contact Ms. Cutsforth for questions regarding applying after the priority date.
Extended Search--updated on 10/23/08

Reference/Instruction Librarian

Job ID: 4859776
Company Name: University of West Florida - UWF
Job Number: 6575b
Position Title: Reference/Instruction Librarian
Location(s): Florida, United States

Posted: October 17, 2008
Industry: Education / Teaching / Administration
Job Function: Other
Entry Level: No

Reference/Instruction Librarian The University of West Florida invites applications for the position of Reference/Instruction Librarian. The University seeks an innovative, creative, enthusiastic, and collegial librarian to provide vision and direction for the Information Literacy and Library Instruction Program.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific responsibilities and duties
• Coordinates an information literacy and library instruction program that supports the development, enhancement, and assessment of information literacy skills among students, faculty, and staff
• Teaches library instruction classes
• Provides reference service, including night and weekend duty
• Serves as a subject specialist/faculty liaison in assigned areas of reference including Fine Arts, English and Communication Arts
• Participates in reference collection development in assigned areas• Uses web technology to produce instructional materials
• Participates in professional development activities
• Participates in professional service activities such as state, university and library committees or in local, regional, or national professional organizations

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: MLS, or equivalent, from an ALA-accredited program
Minimum of two years professional library experience with at least one year of experience teaching library instruction classes
Knowledge of ACRL information literacy competency standards
Ability to coordinate and foster a collaborative team working environment
Knowledge of a variety of print and electronic reference sources
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work independently with commitment and creativity
Basic web development and personal computing skills

Professional experience in an academic library
Project management skills
Experience with providing library services in support of distance and/or online education programs

APPOINTMENT: This is a twelve month non-tenured track position with faculty rank and status. Depending on qualifications, appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Librarian rank, reporting to the Head of Reference.

BENEFITS: Excellent benefits include 22 days vacation and 13 days sick leave annually, health insurance, state or optional retirement system, and no state or local income taxes. Minimum salary $45,000 commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY: Applicants must apply online at Position#105960. The online application requires the attachment of a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on November 10.

The University of West Florida is one of 11 members of the Florida State University System consortium. The John C. Pace library serves over 10,000 students with a collection of 700,000 volumes and extensive electronic access to full-text articles and books. See our home page for additional information: This position requires a criminal background screening. Any person requiring special accommodations to respond may contact the UWF ADA Office at 1-850-473-7469 (Voice) or 1-850-857-6114 (TTY).

UWF is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action employer.

Education Librarian, Tenure Track

The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library ( seeks a creative, energetic, and service oriented individual to serve as the education librarian at the rank of Assistant Librarian. Reporting to the Team Leader for the Professional Programs Team, this librarian is responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with the School of Education ( The successful candidate will support the School of Education by designing and presenting instructional sessions; developing the library’s collection of education materials; and providing research assistance to students, faculty, and staff. Responsibilities include working with local schools to develop appropriate partnerships and coordinate class visits to the library. This individual will also serve as liaison to IUPUI’s Center for Teaching and Learning ( As part of the library’s partnership with CTL, this librarian is involved in planning and developing workshops for the Center focusing on information resources, as well as providing individual consultations or referrals for faculty doing projects in the Center.

IUPUI is an urban research and academic health science university with 20 schools and academic units. Located in downtown Indianapolis, a diverse and affordable mid-sized city, IUPUI enrolls more than 30,000 students. The vision of the IUPUI University Library is to be the innovative leader among urban university libraries. It has a staff of approximately 90 and a budget in excess of $9.5 million.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to student success, an understanding of the IUPUI campus mission, the potential to fulfill the requirements for promotion and tenure, and the ability to work in a team-based organization.

Required Qualifications:
Ø ALA accredited Master’s Degree
Ø Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ø Public service experience, especially with people of diverse educational, ethnic and cultural backgrounds
Ø Knowledge of and ability to work with a variety of course management software
Ø Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment
Ø Ability to manage a variety of tasks and shifting priorities in a fast paced environment

Desired Qualifications:
Ø Academic background or research experience in education
Ø Reference experience
Ø Teaching experience

Minimum salary is $41,500 with additional funding for professional development and travel. Benefits include 22 days vacation, 9 paid holidays, health/dental insurance options, and retirement contributions of 10% to either TIAA-CREF or Fidelity plans.

Deadline for applications is January 2, 2009. The position is available May 1, 2009. Please forward a resume, contact information for four references (include name, title, street address, telephone number, and email address) and a letter of application outlining the strengths you will bring to the position and discussing your ability to contribute to student success at IUPUI. Submit application materials electronically to Teresa McCurry at the following email address:

IUPUI University Library is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that values and encourages diversity in its students, faculty, and staff.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Head, Gerontology Library

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative, service oriented librarian to head the Gerontology Library (#247), with additional responsibilities in the sciences and engineering. The successful candidate will provide leadership for the Gerontology Library's resources, services, and staffing, and provide reference, instruction, collection development and outreach for both the Gerontology and Science & Engineering Libraries. Requirements: BA in the sciences, or relevant social science discipline, ALA-accredited MLS (or international equivalent), at least two years experience in an academic or research library. USC is an EO/AA Employer. For full position description and application procedure, see:

Head of Acquisitions

Technical Services
Hiring range: Associate Librarian I - Librarian IV
$48,029-$88,488 per annum, depending upon qualifications
plus administrative stipend

The University of California, Berkeley, seeks a dynamic, experienced, innovative librarian to lead the acquisitions functions of the Technical Services Department through the multifaceted, rapidly changing environment of acquisitions librarianship. The Acquisitions Librarian will position the Technical Services Department’s team of knowledgeable and dedicated staff to meet the challenges of new systems, new technologies, and new ways of envisioning traditional acquisitions functions.
The UCB Library believes that current trends in collection development, collection access, and scholarly communication require a strategic rethinking of the structure and function of acquisitions in our organization. For this reason we have placed the Acquisition Librarian in direct relationship to both the technical services and collections programs. The Acquisitions Librarian will help us to shape the future organizational structure of collections and technical services at Berkeley.

For more detailed descriptions, please go to (Collections program) and (Technical Services Department).

Reporting jointly to the Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and to the Associate University Librarian for Collections, the Acquisitions Librarian will provide expert leadership in developing, implementing, and creating policy and procedures for the acquisition of collections materials in all tangible and electronic formats by purchase, exchange, depository, gift, shared or collaborative acquisitions programs and by access to freely available electronic resources.

-With the assistance of two Division Head operations managers, supervises the Collections Core Services and Gift and Exchange Divisions of the Technical Services Department.
-Works closely with the AUL for Collections to ensure effective oversight, management and monitoring of collection fund expenditures.
-Will play a key role in leading the implementation and evaluation of acquisitions-related functionality in Berkeley’s new III Millennium Integrated Library System.
-Provides leadership and technical skill in adapting and implementing cutting-edge technologies within the UC Berkeley Library and as part of a UC system-wide consortial team.
-Works closely with selectors to facilitate the acquisition of collections materials in tangible and electronic formats in a timely and cost-effective manner.
-Coordinates and cooperates closely with the Technical Services Department’s cataloging team, with acquisitions staff outside of the Technical Services Department, with the Electronic Resources Librarian, with Library Systems Office staff, and with a wide range of Public Services staff.
-Represents the UC Berkeley Library on the Acquisitions Common Interest Group (ACIG), an advisory group to the UC Heads of Technical Services.
-Participates on behalf of the UC Berkeley Library in strategic planning and implementation of California Digital Library shared resource and technology initiatives.
-Represents the UC Berkeley Library nationally by participating in acquisition-focused conferences, committees, and research efforts.
-Gathers and maintains acquisitions statistics in a broad range of areas and actively explores statistical and metrical advances such as Project Counter and SUSHI.
-Serves on the UC Library Collections Council, Digital Acquisitions Group and other bodies as appropriate.

UCB librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to be able to work comfortably in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities, e.g., active participation in university and professional settings, publication or other research and creative activity, are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

We encourage applications from librarians with a wide range of experience including qualified mid-career librarians. For a complete list of the position’s qualifications, please visit
In conformance with University of California policy, continuing employment will be contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

DEADLINE: First consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2008. This position will remain open until filled.

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Librarians at UC are exclusively represented by the University Federation of Librarians (AFT). This position is not in the bargaining unit and is eligible for an administrative stipend.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, monetary support for professional development, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance is provided.

Applicants should apply in writing, including with their letter a complete statement of qualifications, a full resume of their education and relevant experience, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position. You may mail your application to:

Barbara Kornstein
Academic Personnel Specialist
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Or FAX to: 510-642-8675
Or EMAIL to:

Applications received via email preferred.

The University of California Is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

For complete information, please visit

Head, Metadata and Content Management

The University of Southern California (USC) Norris Medical Library is seeking an innovative and dynamic librarian to provide leadership and expertise relating to acquiring, managing, and providing access to print and electronic resources for the Norris Medical Library and Wilson Dental Library. This position offers the opportunity to creatively apply emerging technologies to improve information access in support of the library’s mission.

Norris Medical Library is located on the University of Southern California Health Sciences Campus in Los Angeles. The library contains 174,841 volumes and receives 846 current print periodicals and 2,425 current electronic journals. Users include medical, pharmacy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy students, 1,483 full-time faculty, and a large number of other health professionals. The library staff of 38 FTE includes 13 librarians. See for more information.


· Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate 4 full-time staff and 1.1 FTE student
· Oversee acquisition and management of electronic and print resources.
· Plan, implement, and manage automated systems in coordination with
Associate Director, Collection Resources.
· Manage operations to increase efficiency and lower costs and
turnaround times.
· Perform original cataloging for both Health Sciences Libraries and review
copy cataloging.
· Develop new systems to improve access to information
· Participate in reference services.
· Participate in library planning; serve on library, campus, and university
committees; participate in professional scholarly and service activities.

Qualifications Master’s degree from an ALA accredited graduate program (MLIS). Knowledge of cataloging or other metadata applications. Familiarity with current library trends, standards and emerging technologies. demonstrated interest in the use of technology to improve access to library service and materials. Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills, strong user-service orientation; ability to work cooperatively and in a team environment; excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Knowledge of NLM classification and MeSH. Experience with using AACR2, MARC bibliographic and authority records for all formats. Experience in an academic medical library.

Salary/Status $50,00 - $65,000 Depending on experience. Continuing-appointment track position.

Benefits 37-1/2 hour week; 22 days vacation; paid sick leave; disability plan; retirement plan (TIAA/CREF and other options); tuition assistance; paid medical, dental, life insurance. See for more information.

Closing Date Until filled.

Send résumé or direct inquiries to:

Daniel Grande
Norris Medical Library
University of Southern California
2003 Zonal Avenue, Room 105
Los Angeles, California 90089-9130
Tel: (323) 4421130, Fax: (323) 442‑2937

Research & Instruction Department Head

Loyola Marymount University seeks an exceptional candidate for the position of Research & Instruction Department Head.

Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education. Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific Ocean, LMU is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions. It serves 5,400 undergraduates and over 2,500 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, and Law. Loyola Marymount seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.

The Research & Instruction Department Head will lead 5.5 FTE librarians and staff in providing reference, instruction and research services.

Other position specific accountabilities are as follows: Develop and implement reference service goals, policies and procedures. Partnering with teaching faculty, design, implement, market and assess instructional programs supporting research skills and information literacy. Promote curriculum-imbedded library instruction. Identify and recommend emerging technologies to incorporate best practices in reference and instruction. Provide in-person, chat, and consortial-based virtual reference services. Actively participate in llibrary-wide initiatives and campus outreach, coordinating the library’s role in faculty and student orientations and special user events. In coordination with the Head of Collection Development, continuously develop and assess the print and electronic collections of reference resources. Set goals, evaluate, and coach performance for reference librarians, and guide their promotion process. Serve on the library’s Management Council.

The ideal candidate must have broad knowledge of current trends in higher education, academic libraries, reference, and instructional technology. The successful candidate will be innovative, flexible, and collaborative. Other skills and knowledge include: excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to win the trust and confidence of faculty, librarians, and library staff; a commitment to professional growth for self and others; and demonstrated ability to foster an informal, high-energy, goal-oriented work environment with and for colleagues.

A Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution is required. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible library reference and/or instruction experience which includes supervision required.

Hiring Salary: $59,880 to $73,188 commensurate with experience and salary history.

The position will be available on December 1, 2008. Deliberations on the pool of candidates will begin as applications are received.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

1. a letter of application, which includes a statement of the applicant’s vision for a highly functioning library research and instruction department in the 21st century;
2. a curriculum vitae or resume;
3.a list of three professional references (names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers).


Inquiries should be addressed to:

Debra Shade
Ass’t. Dean
Charles Von der Ahe Library
Loyola Marymount University
One LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659


Web Applications Developer

Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries seeks faculty candidates for advancing the state of the art in the library’s Web environment, making it a rich, functional, and highly engaging experience for the VCU community of users. Position reports to the Web Applications Manager. ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline required. Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $48,000. Review of applications will begin November 24, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at

VCU is Virginia’s largest university and one of the nation’s leading research institutions. It is located in historic and dynamic Richmond, Virginia, convenient to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the recreation destinations of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, and the cultural resources of Washington, D.C. Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Head Librarian, The George and Mary Foster Anthropology Library

University of California, Berkeley
Hiring range: Associate Librarian IV – Librarian III

$56,496-$82,524 per annum, based upon qualifications

The University of California, Berkeley Library seeks an energetic and imaginative librarian to provide leadership for The George and Mary Foster Anthropology Library, a library of record for the field of anthropology and a resource for anthropologists nationally and internationally.
The person in this position will sustain and enhance a full range of user-centered services and collections in support of one of the top-ranked anthropology departments in the country and will enjoy working in a collegial atmosphere within the Library and the research units comprising anthropology at Berkeley.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian & Director-Public Services, the Director of The George and Mary Foster Anthropology Library is responsible for the ongoing development, organization, and administration of the unit. The Head leads and supports the Anthropology
Library staff in developing and implementing innovative and effective services that are responsive to and anticipate user needs. The Head is responsible for the all aspects of collection development and maintenance and its coordination with other related campus and UC collections and serves as direct liaison for faculty in the Department of Anthropology, selecting materials, providing instruction, and sharing information on library services, programs and strategic initiatives. The Head plans, analyzes, and manages the Anthropology Library operations, including hiring, supervision, budgets, and physical facilities. The Head establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with the Department of Anthropology and related research units and represents the Anthropology Library in various library-wide forums, UC Systemwide Anthropology Library Bibliographers Group and other national organizations including the American Anthropological Association.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in Library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. In order to advance in the Librarian series, the successful candidate is expected to show evidence of professional growth and contributions beyond the primary assignment. The strength of the campus anthropology program, the campus emphasis on an interdisciplinary research environment, and the collaborative efforts of the UC library milieu provide the incumbent with substantial opportunities to contribute creatively to the Library, the UC Berkeley campus, the UC system, and the library profession.


-MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent.
-Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in an academic or research library.
-Evidence of user-centered vision, creativity, and innovation.
-Demonstrated understanding of, and effective response to faculty research behaviors.
-Demonstrated working knowledge of information technologies and their application to enhance user research experience, especially in the social and human sciences.
-Demonstrated understanding of collections development issues in social and human sciences, including the electronic resources environment, the scholarly communication landscape, and the impact of technology on research and teaching.
-Evidence of strong reference and teaching skills.
-Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
-Evidence of leadership and experience in managing and supervising others.
-Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to creatively adapt in an evolving organizational environment.
-Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.
-Demonstrated commitment to user outreach and service excellence.

-Academic background in anthropology.
-Familiarity with the special nature of anthropology libraries in research settings.
-Reading knowledge of French, German, Spanish.

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by November 21, 2008.

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance is provided.

Applicants should apply in writing, including with their letter a complete statement of qualifications, a full resume of their education and relevant experience, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position. Send applications to:

Barbara Kornstein
Academic Personnel Specialist
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Or FAX to: 510-642-8675

Applications received via email preferred.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer
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Head of Research and Collections for Humanities and Social Sciences

Doe/Moffitt Libraries University of California Berkeley
Hiring range: Associate Librarian VI – Librarian IV
$64,560-$88,488 per annum, based upon qualifications

The University of California, Berkeley seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian with demonstrated leadership and management skills to provide vision and guidance that advance the Doe/Moffitt Libraries’ engagement with research, teaching, scholarship, and technologies supporting humanities and social sciences.

The Head of Research and Collections for the Humanities and Social Sciences manages a department of 15 librarians and library assistants with responsibility for humanities and social sciences collections, reference collections, and government information as well as instruction, reference, and public services in units such as Morrison Library, Graduate Services, and the Data Lab. Staff in the department cultivate and sustain collaborations with academic departments such as History, English, Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, and School of Information. In partnership with departmental colleagues and the Director of Collections, the Head provides guidance for the planning, evaluation and coordination of humanities and social sciences collection development activities supporting the current and future research needs of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. As a significant component of the position, the Head will play a leadership role in Doe/Moffitt Libraries for envisioning, implementing, and promoting use of current, emerging, and innovative technologies that will enhance our collections and services, and for cultivating an environment in which staff experimentation with and application of new information technologies is encouraged. The Head contributes to instruction and reference, and may assume liaison roles and collection development assignments as opportunities arise.

The Head is a member of the senior management team of Doe/Moffitt Libraries -- with the department heads of Circulation Services, Instruction and User Services, Interlibrary Services, and Research and Collections for International and Area Studies -- and reports directly to the Associate University Librarian for Educational Initiatives and Director of the Doe/Moffitt Libraries. This management team works collaboratively to guide and coordinate the strategic directions, programs, services, facilities, and policies associated with all units in the Doe/Moffitt Libraries. Managers are committed to supporting staff development and fostering an environment of collaboration, creative thinking, and continuous improvement.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Advancement in the Librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.


-MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree.
-Degree in a social science or humanities discipline.
-Evidence of significant leadership experience such as working effectively with diverse groups; mentoring or supervising librarians and/or library staff; providing feedback and support to individuals and groups; and/or leading change in a collegial manner.
-Experience managing resources and/or projects effectively.
-Strong interest in long-range planning and other managerial responsibilities.
-Experience planning, supporting, and evaluating technologies and their utilization for advancing research, teaching, and/or scholarship.
-Demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service in all media and environments.
-Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library.
-Experience providing reference and instructional services in the humanities and/or social sciences in an academic or research library environment.
-Evidence of user-centered vision, creativity, and innovation.
-Demonstrated record of success managing and overseeing complex projects.
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities.
-Capacity to thrive in an environment of change and respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities.
-Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills including the ability to present complex technical information to a generalist audience.

-Experience working effectively in a large, decentralized library environment.
-Experience collaborating with faculty, students, and other campus stakeholders.
-Knowledge of current technologies and their applications in a research and educational environment.
-Demonstrated ability to analyze user needs, develop solutions, and assess results.
-Experience in grant writing and fundraising.
-Experience using social science data and related applications and software.
-Experience with state, federal, foreign and/or international government information sources and related national initiatives.
-Knowledge of initiatives and trends related to research in the humanities and social sciences and to the evolving scholarly communication landscape.
-Knowledge of cataloging, processing, and access issues related to print and digital collections.

DEADLINE : Consideration will be given to applications received by November 14, 2008.

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is not in the bargaining unit and is eligible for an administrative stipend.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance is provided.

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

Applicants should apply in writing, including with their letter a complete statement of qualifications, a full resume of their education and relevant experience, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position. Send applications to:

Barbara Kornstein
Academic Personnel Specialist
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Or FAX to: 510.642.8675

Applications received via email preferred.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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Senoir Community Library Manager

Contra Costa County Library, California

Monthly Salary Range $5,525 - $7,055
(plus a generous benefits package)

The Contra Costa County Library in Northern California is seeking to fill three vacant Senior Community Library Manager positions in Hercules, Antioch, and Orinda, California. Contra Costa County operates 25 community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves approximately 900,000 urban, suburban, and rural customers with an annual circulation exceeding 6 million.

This position is responsible for day-to-day administration and operation of a full-service county community library, applying individual judgment and influence to manage human, financial, and physical resources in a community library and supervising the activities of professional, technical, and/or clerical level positions. Management responsibilities include:
· Plan, organize, and manage the activities of a community library, and ensure the efficient and effective delivery of high quality library services to the general public,
· Plan, develop, and implement community library goals, objectives, policies, and procedures that reflect the County Library’s mission and services,
· Develop and maintain relationships with City leaders, community organizations, local businesses, schools, service clubs and “Friends of the Library” organization,
· Collaborate with City staff in the planning and development of library programs and services,
· Plan and prepare the community library’s budgetary needs, develop budget justifications, and monitor and reconcile financial resources for county and city, grants, and donations.
A Senior Community Library Manager is distinguished from the Community Library Manager by the size, scope and difficulty associated with the assigned community library.

Requires possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Requires possession of a Master of Library Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalent curriculum. Requires three (3) years of full-time equivalent professional/supervisory public library experience, which must have included experience as a Community/Branch Library Manager in a public library, OR four (4) years full-time equivalent experience working in a library which may include two (2) years as support staff, technician or paraprofessional, and at least two (2) years in a professional/supervisory capacity.

The application period is open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at, or, a completed Contra Costa County employment application and supplemental questionnaire must be received. Resumes may not be substituted for the official application or supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications or applications received without a supplemental questionnaire will be disqualified. For more information contact Janet Hildebrand, Human Resources Manager, Contra Costa County Library, (925) 646-6423,

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Associate Director and Head of Information Services

Maag Library
Youngstown State University

Assists the Executive Director in administration of Maag library staff and programs; acts for Executive Director when specifically assigned and serves as lead for programs and supervisor for staff of the Information Services Unit. MLS degree or equivalent required, 5 years experience in academic libraries, primarily in reference, public or information services. Management experience and second Master’s degree or Ph.D. preferred.

For detailed information about this position and application information, visit our website at:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Assistant Professor

Adelphi University
Tenure Track
Reference/Education Librarian

Adelphi University seeks an Assistant Professor tenure track as a Reference/Education Librarian to be responsible for the reference desk service, collection development, management of the Library’s Curriculum Materials Center, participation in library instruction, and participation in other responsibilities shared by Library faculty. Applicants must hold a master’s degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science. A second master’s or similar proof of advanced study is required for promotion to Associate Professor and tenure. Degree or coursework in the field of education is desirable. The successful candidate will also be expected to possess (a) experience in library instruction; (b) knowledge and experience with electronic resources; (c) excellent interpersonal and communication skills; (d) the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment, and (e) evidence of ability to meet criteria for promotion and tenure.

Work Year: 200 day work year as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Screening will begin in November, 2008 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position available January, 2009. Apply online at Adelphi University is an AA/EEO Employer.

Coordinator of Education and Research

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Position Description: Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, the Coordinator of Education and Research is responsible for all aspects of reference including clinical and research support services and oversight of the Library’s liaison program. The incumbent:
Supervises six librarians and one library assistant
Establishes policies, procedures, priorities and goals for the Education and Research unit;
Oversees Education and Research unit activities, work assignments, and special projects;
Plans, develops and assesses programs, services and policies designed for users;
Coordinates, develops, promotes and assesses the library liaison program;
Oversees consultations, reference and research assistance including staff training;
Monitors and stays abreast of reference trends and practices in health sciences libraries;
Monitors and stays abreast of education (information literacy) trends and practices;
Serves on committees at the five health colleges and the affiliated hospital;
Serves on University Libraries’ committees; and
Contributes to and learns from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.

ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science or foreign equivalent;
Three years post-Masters experience in a health sciences or life sciences library;
Supervisory experience;
Knowledge of trends and practices in instruction, reference services and information access;
Experience providing advanced information services, including searching biomedical literature and full-text databases;
Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Strong customer service and public services orientation;
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team; and
Demonstrated involvement in an area or areas of professional interest that will enhance the candidate's value to the Libraries, the University, the profession of librarianship, or the scholarly community.

  • Three or more years of supervisory experience;
  • Experience managing professional staff;
  • Experience implementing a library liaison program and/or working as a library liaison;
    Experience with a “single service desk”;
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of the Informationist or embedded library professional concept;
  • Knowledge of and interest in integrating emerging technologies into instructional and/or research services;
  • Knowledge of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and EBM resources;
  • Experience developing instructional sessions and employing effective teaching technique.

Additional Expectations of the Position:
Civil and Respectful Interactions:

□ Demonstrates respect for all members of the University community in the course of performing one’s duties and in response to administrators, supervisors, coworkers, and customers; constructively brings forward workplace concerns to coworkers and/or supervisor.
□ Establishes and maintains standards of collaborative interaction among peers and employees that is characterized by respect, honesty and service; assures that all unit members are held to similar standards and ethics; constructively manages conflict.

Diversity and Inclusion:
□ Welcomes the richness of talent from a diverse workforce and recognizes that diversity brings stimulation, challenge, and energy that contribute to a productive and effective workplace.
□ Manages the talents, strengths and behaviors of each individual in a diverse work group, while providing each employee with the opportunity to contribute to the goals of the unit. Works to assure that all employees are respected and treated in a manner consistent with University policies in regard to equal employment opportunity and diversity.

Leadership Accountability:
□ Represents the interests of the University and of unit leadership in the use of resources to meet service and productivity demands within unit goals and budgets; strives to promote continual process and quality improvement.
□ Inspires and motivates others to high performance by exercising strong stewardship of University resources, setting expectations, measuring success through individual performance evaluations, and driving organizational results.

Learning and Professional Development:
□ Seeks opportunities to enhance one’s own professional knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to one’s current position and/or to prepare for potential future roles and overall career development.
□ Identifies opportunities for and creates development plans that encourage employees to attend to the growth of their personal and professional capacity; engages self and staff in collective reflection of the University’s greater role in society.

Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Librarian II or III level with a salary range of $44,000 to $59,400. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, TIAA/CREF retirement, and a flexible selection of medical, life, and dental insurance, childcare credit, and additional options.

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences: The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences serves the combined information and research needs of the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (including related allied-health education programs), and the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. The mission of the Hardin Library is to disseminate health sciences information to the students, faculty and staff of the University of Iowa in support of education, research, and health care, and to preserve the scholarly record for the future. Additionally, the Hardin Library serves as regional and outreach library within the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and serves the state through a number of electronic and traditional information services. The Hardin Library is the largest medical library in the state; its collection includes more than 360,000 print volumes, 2,300 serials subscriptions, and 2,300 electronic journals.

The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa library system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and 9 branch libraries (Art, Music, Business, and the sciences). With more than 4 million volumes, the Libraries ranks 31 out of 114 among the Association of Research Libraries for size of collections. InfoHawk, the Libraries’ integrated online system, uses ExLibris’ Aleph software. The University Libraries is an active member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and the ARL SPARC Project. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.

The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,000 and a permanent staff of 15,000 serving 30,000 students, close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 8% of the University’s faculty and staff and 9% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 7% of the students are international students.

Iowa City is a community of some 63,000 people (more than 100,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 31% of the students are minority, with 17% identifying as African-American, 7% as Latino/Hispanic, 7% as Asian-American, and .5% as Native American.

Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number – 56232. Applications must be received by November 14, 2008.


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Associate Dean, Library

Company Description:

Improving people’s lives through learning since 1949, Elgin Community College is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college offering career and technical education, university transfer programs, corporate and continuing education, and academic development.

Located midway between Chicago and Rockford in the Fox River Valley, ECC is easily accessible from U.S. 20 and Interstate 90 in southwest Elgin, ranked among the 10 fastest-growing cities in the state. No matter which direction you drive, somewhere scenic, charming, quaint, historic or vibrant is nearby. The District encompasses 360 square miles and serves 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses, 4 public school districts, and 15 high schools.

Position Description:
This position is responsible for the planning, direction, organization, and administration of all operations of ECC library: strategically manage traditional and digital library services and information technologies to enhance learning and information access. The scope of the activities includes supervision of librarians and library support staff, library service scheduling, supervision of evaluation and selection of library collections and equipment, implementing and assessing the library functions and integrations into the academic and student success priority of the campus, and promoting continuous improvement of library operations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school. Minimum 5 years of increasing responsibility in creative administrative leadership of library operations and services. A strong commitment to the educational role of the library. Knowledge of and experience with assessment of library services and instruction. Clear understanding of information technology and information literacy and their changing roles in higher education. Demonstrated experience with library resources: collection (print and non-print) and technology. Demonstrated experience with library budget development and management. Demonstrated understanding of the major issues facing higher education in general and community colleges and academic libraries in particular. Evidence of public presentation and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with college faculty and administrators. An appreciation of a multicultural work environment.

Response Information:
To receive full consideration, send a complete application packet which should include an ECC employment application, resume, and college transcripts (copies are acceptable with initial application, originals are required upon employment) to:
Elgin Community College
Human Resources Dept.
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
Fax: 847-214-7403

For detailed job posting and to download the ECC employment application, please visit our web site at:

Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Head, Instruction and Research Services

Western Washington University
Western Libraries

Deadline: November 10, 2008
Western Washington University Libraries seeks a librarian with flexibility, enthusiasm, initiative, and decisiveness to provide leadership and direction to its Instruction and Research Services Department. This key position is responsible for developing a vision for implementing and assessing the Libraries’ instruction and reference services for students, faculty and staff in support of their research, teaching and learning. This person will enhance a well-established and successful academic department liaison program, incorporate best practices into instruction and reference services, and promote the use of emerging technologies. The successful candidate must be an accomplished leader, skilled in managing change, and flexible in response to user expectations.

1. Develops, implements, and assesses new ideas and innovations for Instruction and Research Services
2. Coordinates and assesses the Libraries’ instruction and reference services, including the academic department liaison program
3. Develops policies and procedures for Instruction and Research Services
4. Supervises ten faculty librarians, three reference specialists, and one office assistant
5. Promotes staff development and advances the growth of librarians as teachers
6. Collaborates with other library departments and the University community
7. Provides reference service and teaches as part of the instruction program
8. Coordinates the selection of materials for the reference collection

Required Qualifications:
An MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program
5 years experience, of which at least three are in increasingly responsible, substantive positions relating to reference and instruction in an academic or research library
Substantive experience in management or supervision in an academic or research library
Evidence of outstanding teaching
Evidence of the creation, delivery, and assessment of innovative user-centered services
Demonstrated skills in leadership and interpersonal communication
Ongoing publication and service record suitable for appointment at the associate professor rank

This is a full-time tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor. The candidate’s record must show sufficient professional accomplishments to warrant the terms of this appointment. The position reports directly to the Dean of Libraries. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit applications by November10th, 2008. The position will be available February 1, 2009. The position will remain open until filled.

Please send a letter of application detailing your qualifications in relationship to those stated above, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to Ms. Connie Mallison, Search Committee Coordinator; Western Washington University; The Libraries, 516 High St.; MS 9103; Bellingham, WA 98225, or send by email to For more information, please contact Connie Mallison at (360) 650-3051.

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Reference and Instruction Librarian

Olin Library, Rollins College

Rollins College is looking for an enthusiastic and service-oriented Reference and Instruction Librarian whose primary liaison duties will be to support the Science disciplines. This is a tenure track faculty position, and the successful candidate is expected to be appointed as an assistant professor. This is a great opportunity to work in a lively and supportive college with a genuine commitment to a liberal arts education.

Primary responsibilities: The successful candidate will participate in a broad range of user services, including general and specialized reference service in traditional and digital environments, active participation in course related instruction, collection development, and liaison responsibilities with the teaching faculty in the departments of Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, and Physics. The successful candidate will participate in library-wide projects and activities, develop research guides and online tools, serve on library and campus committees, and promote information literacy initiatives.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited library school or an equivalent degree is required. Preferred qualifications include reference and instruction experience at an academic library, and an educational background or work experience that indicates an ability to partner with and support students and faculty in the science disciplines.

The successful candidate will demonstrate most if not all of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: Enthusiasm for teaching and experience with information literacy instruction with groups and individuals; Ability to communicate well orally and in writing; ability to interact with the public effectively and courteously; Interest in and understanding of diversity issues; Ability to work in a team environment and independently; An appreciation for the liberal arts and the role of the library in higher education; Skills in the use of a variety of computer software used in the library; demonstrated knowledge and experience with electronic and web-based reference resources; Ability to deal with and lead change in a rapidly developing library environment; and the potential to present, publish, or otherwise contribute to the library profession.

Salary and Benefits: This is a twelve month position. Rollins offers a competitive salary with outstanding benefits featuring health, life and dental insurance, generous paid time off, generous retirement contribution after one year, and full tuition waiver for employees, spouses and children. Rollins was recently ranked 17th best in the Orlando Sentinel's 2008 Top 100 Companies for Working Families.

Rollins is committed to equal opportunity, social justice, and the diversity as a college and as a workplace. We actively seek candidates from under-represented groups to join us in this work. The Rollins College of Arts & Sciences is currently revising its curriculum and including an expanded role for information literacy. For the fourth consecutive year, Rollins ranks as the number one master’s level university in the south, as rated by the U.S. News & World Report. Rollins is an independent liberal arts institution with a total enrollment of 3,600 located in Winter Park, near Orlando FL.

Apply online at Please supply a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

Review of applications to begin November 10, and continue until the position is filled.

Public Services Librarian

Company: Elgin Community College
Location: Elgin, IL
Job title: Public Services Librarian

Elgin Community College is more than just a premier educational institution. It’s a place where dedicated professionals integrate their unique perspectives into everyday learning—where inspiring others is equally as important as imparting knowledge. We’re committed to our vision of becoming the best comprehensive community college in the United States.

Improving people’s lives through learning since 1949, Elgin Community College is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college offering career and technical education, university transfer programs, corporate and continuing education, and academic development. ECC is located in Elgin, IL, one of the most rapidly growing cities in Illinois.

Position Description:
This position is for Spring 2009. Coordinate and provide reference service to library patrons, library instruction to individuals and classes, circulation, and periodical services to help ensure students academic success as well as provide them with lifelong information- finding skills.

Minimum Requirements:
Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

Desired Requirements:
*Experience working in an academic library or experience working in a community college library.
*Demonstrated understanding of information literacy concepts, trends, standards, and pedagogies.
*Experience planning, teaching and evaluating information literacy and library instruction.
*Demonstrated library reference experience using print and electronic tools with a diverse range of students, faculty and staff. *Effective interpersonal, oral, written and online communication skills.
*Strong computer knowledge and demonstrated skills and interest in using technology for library services.
*Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
*Evidence of public presentation and written communication skills.
*Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of students.
*Familiarity with Innovative Interfaces library system. Experience with instructional design.

Response Information:
To receive full consideration, send a complete application packet which should include:
1. A fully and accurately completed Elgin Community College application for employment (;
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
3. Copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (original transcripts mailed directly from the institution(s) required as a condition of employment); and
4. Contact information for three (3) professional references to:
Elgin Community College
Human Resources Dept.
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
Fax: 847-214-7403

For detailed job posting and to download the ECC employment application, please visit our web site at:

Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Science Librarian (tenure track)

California State University, Long Beach seeks creative, energetic, service-oriented applicants for a position to serve the information needs of the students and faculty of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian rank, depending upon qualifications and experience.

Appointment July 1, 2009; review of applicant files begins November 15, 2008.

Extensively renovated building, 38,000 students, beautiful campus with superior location, generous compensation package.

For qualifications and application procedure refer to full position announcement at :

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Associate Dean for Information Services and Technology

California State University, Long Beach seeks experienced applicants with excellent communication and interpersonal skills for this senior management position. Appointment July 1, 2009; review of files begins November 15, 2008.

Renovated building, 38,000 students, beautiful campus with superior location, highly competitive compensation package. Detailed qualifications and application procedure available at

An equal opportunity employer.

Latin American Studies Bibliographer

Latin American Studies Bibliographer
Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
The University of Texas Libraries — The University of Texas at Austin

The Benson Latin American Collection
The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection (, a unit of the University of Texas Libraries (, is one of the pre-eminent Latin American libraries in the United States and the world. It is a comprehensive collection of Latin American and U.S. Latino materials in all subject areas related to the humanities and social sciences, law and communications, and in all formats. The Benson Collection maintains important holdings for all countries of Latin America with special concentrations on Mexico, the countries of the Río de la Plata, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Central America, especially Guatemala. The Mexican American Library Program, established in 1974, has gathered extensive research materials in all subject areas related to the U.S. Southwest and Latino culture in the United States. Materials in the Benson Collection comprise the initial focus of UT Austin’s participation in the Google Books Library Project.

In collaboration with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, the Benson Collection preserves government Web sites including ministerial and presidential documents from Latin American countries through the Internet Archive's Archive-It service. An emerging programmatic area of interest is the acquisition and preservation of statistical data sets to support faculty and graduate student research. The Benson Collection contains over 970,000 books, periodicals, and pamphlets, 4,350 linear feet of manuscripts, over 20,000 maps, 42,000 microforms, 12,300 broadsides, 170,000 photographs, and numerous items in a variety of other media. The Collection circulates approximately 100,000 volumes a year, answers 10,000 reference questions, and annually hosts hundreds of scholars from the United States, Latin American, Europe, and Asia. The Benson Collection staff is comprised of 8 librarians, 13 support staff, plus student assistants.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head Librarian of the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection and to the Associate Director for Research Services of the University of Texas Libraries, the Latin American Studies Bibliographer collaborates both with other librarians in the Benson Collection and with other bibliographers in the UT Libraries.

Supervising a staff of 4.75 FTE, the bibliographer has the primary responsibility for the University Libraries acquisitions, digital information decisions, and collection development services related to Latin American research and teaching in all formats including those located in the Benson Collection, on the network, or in library–sponsored digital archives.

Specific tasks include the selection of traditional library materials, monitoring approval plans, selecting digital and media content, representing the Library’s institutional repository services to appropriate clientele, the acquisition and processing of in-kind gifts, the selection of “at risk” Web material for library archiving, recommending digitization priorities, overseeing publication exchange agreements, and managing the Latin American acquisitions budget and related accounts. The bibliographer also seeks and negotiates significant acquisitions (including rare books, manuscripts and archives), preservation opportunities, digital materials, and gifts in support of Latin American research and teaching.

All librarians at the Benson Collection are expected to participate in general and specialized reference services, to collaborate and communicate with colleagues across departmental boundaries, and to work with faculty, graduate students, and external constituents as needed. Scholarly research and participation and leadership in relevant professional associations are expected.

Required: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school. Advanced degree in a field relevant to Latin American Studies. Fluency in Spanish. Reading knowledge of Portuguese. A minimum of four years of experience in collection development of Latin American materials or in-depth knowledge of the Latin American booktrade, publishing and digital initiatives. Working knowledge of research trends and the scholarly process. Familiarity with reference and instruction in an academic setting. Evidence of commitment to quality customer service. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently and in a collegial environment. Familiarity with relevant current electronic tools and resources.

Preferred: Doctoral degree in an area of Latin American research. Fluency in Portuguese. Reading knowledge in French or German. More than 4 years experience in collection development of Latin American materials. Supervisory experience. Extensive knowledge of current research in Latin American and U.S. Latino studies. Ability to work with the university community. Experience in collaborative efforts with other U.S. Latin American libraries and collections. Demonstrated commitment to increase the world’s access to Latin American research resources, to encompass emerging areas of research, and to advance Benson Collection programs. Ability to assume a leadership role in effective and innovative approaches for providing access to research materials. Demonstrated, ability to work within a team, and cross-cultural experience . Ability to work with library and academic professionals at local, national and international levels.

Salary and Benefits: $63,000 - $70,000 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 November 17, 2008. Interested candidates must complete an Online Application by going to: ( Please refer to job posting number 08-10-07-01-0080 ( and follow applicant instructions given online which include 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