Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Informatics and Engineering Technology Librarian

The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library (http://www.ulib.iupui.edu) seeks a creative, energetic, and service oriented individual to serve as the Informatics and Engineering Technology Librarian at the rank of Assistant Librarian. Reporting to the Team Leader for the Science, Engineering & Technology, Informatics, and Nursing Team, the successful candidate will be responsible for user education, collection development, and reference services for the School of Informatics and assigned Engineering Technology departments within the School of Engineering and Technology (http://informatics.iupui.edu, http://www.engr.iupui.edu/). Primarily, this will involve developing and maintaining strong relationships with the assigned disciplines; designing and presenting instructional sessions, based on the library’s information literacy competencies; developing the library’s collection of informatics materials; and providing research assistance to students, faculty, and staff. This individual will also staff the reference and research help desks several hours a week and serve on the University Library marketing committee.

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, and 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:
· ALA accredited Master’s Degree
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· Demonstrated initiative and self-direction
· Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment
· Ability to manage a variety of tasks and shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment
· Academic library experience

Desired Qualifications:
· Teaching experience
· Marketing and promotion of library services experience
· Public service experience, especially with people of diverse educational, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds
· Background in interdisciplinary studies such as health information, nursing and psychology
· Background in science, computer and engineering technology, new media or understanding of visualization, manipulation and presentation of digital data

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

Deadline for applications is February 15, 2009. The position is available July 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: ulibhr@iupui.edu.

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

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Head of the Price Library of Judaica

POSITION: Head of the Price Library of Judaica

RANK: Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

REPORTS TO: Chair of Special and Area Studies Collections

SALARY: Minimum anticipated salary for appointment as an Assistant University Librarian: $47,000. Actual salary and appointment rank will reflect the selected professional's experience and credentials.

REQUISITION #: 0705841

DEADLINE DATE: Search will remain open until the position is filled.

Please note that this posting has specific instructions for the submission of application materials (see below: APPLICATION PROCESS). Failure to submit all of the required documents as instructed may result in your application not being considered.

Responsible for the overall management and collection development of the Price Library of Judaica. Responsible for selection of library materials, reference service, research consultations, and bibliographic instruction in support of the Jewish Studies program. Promotes a public awareness of the Price Library of Judaica’s mission and resources and determines needs and priorities to enhance appropriate library support. Collaborates with librarians and the academic faculty to establish collection management policies. Participates in defining public service, technical service, and collection management goals, objectives, strategies, performance criteria, and materials budgets. Assigns, trains, monitors, and evaluates staff assigned to the Price Library of Judaica. Participates in the Library’s publications, fund raising, and bibliographical control programs. The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the head of the Price Library of Judaica may be asked to serve on various departmental and library-wide committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

As the bibliographer for Jewish Studies, maintains and integrates the following responsibilities:
· Maintains contact with the faculty and students utilizing the Price Library of Judaica to ensure that the collections and services provided by the Library support needs. Informs this clientele of relevant library issues.
· Develops collection management policy and approval plans for the Price Library of Judaica. Stays informed of relevant Jewish Studies resources available in other libraries and collections.
· Reviews notification slips, trade and national bibliographies, advertisements, catalogues, and similar sources so as to initiate current and retrospective acquisition orders in all formats enhancing the Judaica collections in support of the academic program. Selects appropriate materials received by gift; reviews approval plan profiles and receipts for Judaica, and advises the Acquisitions and Licensing Dept. on sources of supply.
· Works with the library Gifts and Exchange programs to solicit and review gift collections and to establish exchange programs for Jewish Studies.
· Establishes cataloging and preservation priorities for Judaica materials. Makes storage, transfer, and deselection decisions for Judaica materials.
· Participates in the reformatting and digitization programs to ensure conversion of important items in jeopardy.
· Assists the Cataloging and Metadata Dept. in the copy cataloging of Hebraica and selection of materials for outsourcing of cataloging services.
· Provides consultative services to the faculty and advanced graduate students in Jewish Studies, usually by referral from public service areas or by specific arrangement with the academic program area faculty.
· Develops and maintains a professional relationship with other Judaica bibliographers, providing leadership at the national level in various organizations.
· Participates in the Special and Area Studies Collections departmental strategic planning process.
· Prepares collection assessment studies and defines resource needs.
· Participates in the Library’s development program.
· Participates in the Library’s exhibition program.
· Participates in the Library’s research and publication program.
· Serves on Library and departmental consultative bodies as appropriate.
· Pursues professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

Required:· Thorough knowledge of one Jewish language and a working knowledge of one additional Jewish language· Strong familiarity with Jewish history and culture· An ALA accredited MLS degree (or foreign equivalency) or graduate degree in the bibliographic subject area or related field· A minimum of three (3) years experience in an academic or research library, with experience in managing and enhancing library collections, including those supporting Jewish Studies or other relevant and equivalent professional experience· Effective oral and written communication skills in English· Familiarity with information and digital-based technologies and automated library systems· Strong potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion.

· Earned graduate degree in a relevant subject field with a thorough knowledge of the research literature of Jewish Studies
· A demonstrated record of bibliographic instruction, scholarship, public outreach, and development
· Working knowledge of two modern European languages
· Working knowledge of a Semitic language other than Hebrew
· Experience as a catalog librarian in an automated environment
· Experience in an academic library that awards tenure to librarians
· Demonstrated supervisory experience

The University of Florida
The University of Florida is a large, land grant, public educational research institution with a faculty of approximately 4,000 and a student body of approximately 50,000. UF is Florida's largest university, the nation's fourth-largest, and traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853. Since 1985, UF has been a member of the Association of American Universities, the prestigious higher-education organization comprised of the top 62 public and private institutions in North America. UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. The University offers the Ph.D. in more than 90 fields and the Master's degree in more than 120 fields. For more information please consult the UF homepage at http://www.ufl.edu.

The University of Florida Libraries are members of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Research Libraries Group, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and SOLINET. The library staff consists of more than 400 FTE librarians, technology/clerical staff and student assistants. For more information about the Libraries, please visit http://www.uflib.ufl.edu.

Special and Area Studies Collections encompasses two units: the Area Studies Collections and the Special Collections of the University of Florida.

The Area Studies Collections are the Latin American Collection; the Africana and the Asian Studies collections; and the Price Library of Judaica.

Special Collections include Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts, the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, the General Manuscript Collection, the Rare Book Collection, and the University Archives.

The Price Library of Judaica, with holdings exceeding 90,000 volumes, is a regional library of excellence in Jewish studies in the Southeast. The Library is built on the core collection of Rabbi Leonard C. Mishkin of Chicago. At the time of its acquisition by the Smathers Libraries in 1977, it was the largest personal library of Judaica and Hebraica in the United States.

Formally dedicated in March 1981 to support the teaching and research missions of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida, the Library is named for Isser and Rae Price, whose sons, Jack and Samuel Price of Jacksonville, Florida, established a fund to support sustained development of its collections.

The Price Library of Judaica is a well-balanced Jewish studies collection of notable depth and scope. Its diversified holdings of uncommon research materials in English and other languages support scholarship in virtually every aspect of the Jewish experience. Materials relevant to the ancient, medieval and modern periods await advanced students, visiting scholars and casual readers who possess a curiosity about a creative people with 4,000 years of recorded history.

Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding community are home to approximately 240,000 people. Gainesville is also home to the University of Florida and Santa Fe Community College. Situated just over an hour from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, Gainesville is surrounded by over 40 nature parks including many spring fed lakes and rivers. Gainesville has numerous cultural institutions and is a haven for sports fans. In 2007, Gainesville was ranked as the “Best Place to Live and Work” by Frommer’s Cities Ranked and Rated and as one of the “Best Places to Live and Play” by National Geographic Adventure. Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine are all within a two hour drive of Gainesville.

Twenty-six vacation days, nine paid holidays, and thirteen days sick leave annually; retirement plan options; insurance benefits; tuition fee waiver program; no state or local income tax. Prospective employees should review the information about employment at UF available at http://www.hr.ufl.edu/training/neo/default.asp

Application Process:
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an on-line confidential and voluntary demographic self-disclosure form which can be found at: http://www.hr.ufl.edu/job/datacard.htm.

This information is collected by the University of Florida's Faculty Development Office to track applicant trends and is in no way considered by the Smathers Libraries in the selection process.

Please reply by e-mail. Send, as attachments (MS-Word format preferred), a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position, resume and list of three references. Include address, telephone and email information for references. Please include a 250-word document expressing your opinion on the topic, “What is the future of a separate Jewish Studies Library within a larger academic research library”. While the search will remain open until the position is filled. All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cultural Diversity Officer

The Staff Development and Cultural Diversity Officer will work under the general supervision of the Library’s Chief Operating Officer and will be expected to carry out a wide range of projects and activities supporting the Library’s diversity initiatives and the staff development needs of the University Library staff. As a participant in the Library’s staff planning, review, and decision-making process, the Staff Development and Cultural Diversity Officer will be responsible for coordinating, developing and promoting initiatives and programs that insure a professional, inclusive and pluralistic work environment. The incumbent will also be responsible for assisting with the Library’s librarian and professional recruitment program and coordinating minority outreach initiatives.

Further information may be found at www.lib.umich.edu/hr/employment/culturaldiversity.html

Administer the Library staff development program by planning, scheduling, promoting, and evaluating staff development, continuing education, and orientation activities for the University Library staff.
· Conduct formal assessment and consult with Library administrators and staff to determine staff development needs in order to develop innovative programs.
· Develop an appropriate curriculum for improving managerial, interpersonal, and communication skills that effectively meet the needs of increasingly diverse faculty, students and staff.
· Develop and coordinate Library training programs and activities to increase staff skills in targeted and general development areas.
· Evaluate training and developmental efforts against identified goals and monitor effectiveness of programs.
· Provide leadership and coordination of various professional developmental programs including orientation, mentorship programs, and cultural diversity.
· Develop program budgets and monitor allocation, expenditures and encumbrances on staff development budgets.

Provide leadership, guidance, and assistance with the development, facilitation, implementation, and evaluation of Library diversity initiatives.
· Determine goals, objectives and strategies in establishing and implementing system-wide diversity initiatives in the areas of human resources, user services, and collection management.
· Develop effective mechanisms for evaluating Library diversity initiatives.
· Conduct research on diversity related topics including planning, design, and coordination of various studies and special projects. Write reports, communiqués and compile and analyze statistical data.
· Facilitate communication and perform liaison functions between Library administration and Library unit activities, including the Library Diversity Committee, related to cultural diversity.
· Represent the Library at appropriate meetings and professional activities and work with various University officers and constituents in the area of cultural diversity.
· Establish outreach mechanisms for diversifying applicant pools for all Library positions.

Assist with the Library’s Librarian recruitment program and other minority outreach activities:
· Lead the minority outreach initiatives and assist the LHR staff responsible for coordinating Librarian recruitment activities.

Required: Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library program or an equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience; prior experience working in an academic environment; knowledge of trends and issues related to staff development and training in academic research libraries; knowledge of trends and issues related to organizational culture and cultural diversity; substantial experience in working effectively with a large diverse staff; ability to provide leadership and manage programs and initiatives; outstanding communication skills; and ability to work independently within a variety of assignments.

Benefits, Rank, and Salary:
Final rank and salary dependent on experience and qualifications. As a professional appointment within the University of Michigan, University Library, this position offers full benefits and opportunities for professional development and travel, and, depending upon hiring rank, may participate* fully in faculty governance.

Retirement Options:
TIAA-CREF or Fidelity Investments

Application Process:
Send cover letter & resume to: Robert Campe, Chief Operating Officer; 404 Hatcher Graduate Library North; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205. Application may be by US Mail to the above address, or by email to libhumres@umich.edu
Questions may be directed to 734 764-2546.

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin on 2/2/09 and continue until the position is filled.

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

Lead Copyright Officer

Libraries are at the center of a vitally important public debate over the extent to which the promise of information technology will be realized. Decisions over the next several years will determine whether people can find and make use of scholarly and cultural works as well as whether we can preserve these works for future generations. The University of Michigan Library has underway a number of major initiatives to improve both immediate and long-term access to information, initiatives that will have a transformative effect on research and scholarship.

The University and the University Library are seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Lead Copyright Officer. Reporting to the University Librarian, the successful candidate will provide guidance, policy development, and advocacy on copyright issues to the University and Library communities. This includes providing guidance on the copyright aspects of the Library’s scholarly communications and digital collections initiatives, on copyright use in classroom teaching and technology, online courses, distance education, and electronic course reserves, and providing regular educational workshops on such issues. The Copyright Officer will play an important role in an organization with a commitment to re-conceiving the academic research library as a key partner in new modes of scholarly communication.

Further information may be found at www.lib.umich.edu/hr/employment/copyright.html

The Copyright Officer will be the Library’s expert on matters of copyright and scholarly communication and will advise library leadership on national and international copyright matters with the goal of enabling the Library to provide the fullest possible access to its collections. The Copyright Officer will also take the lead in developing copyright policy for the Library and work closely with a number of important UM Library collections and scholarly communication initiatives, including the Library’s ongoing partnership with Google Book Search, the Hathi Trust Digital Library (http://hathitrust.org), Deep Blue (the UM institutional repository, http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu), the Scholarly Publishing Office (http://www.lib.umich.edu/spo), the Copyright Review Management System (identifying works whose copyrights have expired so their digital facsimiles can be made publicly available), and natural language processing initiatives.

The Copyright Officer will also serve as an important University resource on fair use and other copyright issues by working closely with the Office of the General Counsel on copyright issues, educating faculty, staff, and students about copyright (through workshops, websites, consultations, etc.), and helping members of the campus community to understand and apply both fair use and other principles of copyright, as well as the process to obtain permission to use others’ works, when necessary.
The Copyright Office will supervise staff, including one .5 FTE Associate Library Copyright Officer and will work closely with that position in developing services and programs for the UM community.

· Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and scholarly communication issues within higher education.
· A relevant advanced degree or combination of such degree(s) and experience and/or work experience in the area of copyright and scholarly communication.
· Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
· Strong service orientation.
· Collegial, team-focused, and management-oriented.

Benefits and Salary:
As a professional appointment within the University of Michigan University Library, this position offers full benefits and opportunities for professional development and travel. The salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Retirement Options:
TIAA-CREF or Fidelity Investments

Application Process:
Send cover letter and resume by US Mail to:
Robert Campe
Library Human Resources
404 Hatcher Graduate Library North
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205
or email cover letter and resume to libhumres@umich.edu

Call 734 764-2546 with questions or for further information.

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin on 1/23/09 and continue until the position is filled.

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

Head, Emerging Technologies and Services

Oregon State University Libraries invites applications for the Head of Emerging Technologies and Services (ETS). The position provides visionary leadership to an agile and innovative library. Responsibilities include managerial support for OSU Libraries’ innovative digital initiatives such as the LibraryFind metasearch application, Library à la Carte library course management system, ScholarsArchive@OSU (the 8th ranked U.S. digital repository), internationally recognized digital collections, the Oregon Explorer natural resources digital library and countless other digital initiatives.

Department Description

The Emerging Technologies and Services Department supports the technology needs of the Libraries’ users and staff. The department oversees the Libraries’ technology infrastructure, including the information commons and classroom technologies, document delivery and interlibrary loan technologies, the Libraries’ web site and production technologies. ETS provides support for the Libraries’ UNIX, Linux, and Windows servers.

The position oversees seven positions. The Head of ETS interacts with other information technology departments on campus and is a member of the Libraries’ management team.

Position Responsibilities

The position reports to the University Librarian and serves on the Libraries’ management team. In collaboration with the Libraries’ Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services, the Head of Emerging Technologies and Services has responsibility for researching and monitoring new trends in information technology and when appropriate recommending their incorporation into the Libraries’ services. As a member of the Libraries’ management team, the position advances the Libraries through the strategic planning, development, implementation and maintenance of digital library tools and services. The position ensures that the Libraries’ technology infrastructure supports the needs of the Libraries’ users and staff.

Required Qualifications

1) A Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree from a computer science/information science program, as well as three or more years experience working in libraries or an academic setting.
2) Two years of supervisory experience.
3) Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
4) Demonstrated leadership skills.
5) Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Demonstrated experience in digital library technology development and implementation.
2) Proven ability to plan and implement information technology services within a library setting.

Minimum salary for this position is $60,000. For more information, and to apply for the position, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/. The posting number is 0003652.. For full consideration, apply by January 31, 2009.

Dean, Indiana University Kokomo Library

Twelve-month, tenured position, beginning July 1, 2009, to provide leadership in all areas of library administration and operation; Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent) required; qualifications sufficient for appointment at the Associate Librarian level required; experience in management and supervision of professional librarians required. An understanding of technological applications and trends in libraries, as well as experience in strategic planning and managing resources is essential. Oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills must be excellent.

The complete advertisement may be found at: http://www.iuk.edu/~kohr/jobs.shtml

Please send a cover letter that addresses the qualifications addressed in the advertisement; a one page (or less) statement regarding an innovative change in a library you facilitated and the role you played; a detailed resume; and the names of three professional references with contact information (mailing and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers). Applications should be limited to 12 pages including documentation. Please send the information required by email to the Chair of the Library Dean Search Committee at rlukes@iuk.edu. The application materials should be submitted in PDF format or Microsoft Word or Excel attachments. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check mandated by the state and to submit an official transcript noting conferral of terminal degree.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Digital Applications Librarian

The OSU Library is recruiting for an Assistant/Associate Professor to serve as the Digital Applications Librarian in Digital Access Services Department. The Digital Applications Librarian investigates, recommends, implements and develops existing and emerging information management applications and technologies including the libraries’ DSpace and CONTENTdm digital repository systems and a next generation integrated library system. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track, faculty appointment; Appointment at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level will depend on the successful candidates’ record of achievement. Salary: 42,000 – 55,000. Competitive benefits. For a complete announcement, qualifications and application procedures see http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting# 0003664. For full consideration apply by 01/19/09. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Dean of Library

The Jane Bancroft Cook Library in Sarasota, serving New College of Florida (NCF) and the Sarasota-Manatee campus of the University of South Florida (USF S-M) seeks a Dean of the Library. NCF, the Honors College of the Florida state university system is a small (800 students), residential, highly selective, highly ranked liberal arts college, known for its focus on independent undergraduate research in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. USF S-M offers upper division undergraduate and graduate programs in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Nursing, and in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. The campuses of the two schools are about a mile apart along Sarasota bay. Jane Bancroft Cook Library is on the bayfront campus of NCF, in a 75,000 sq. ft. building. It has holdings of 280,000 volumes and has access to the electronic collections and subscriptions of the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA) and the University of South Florida main campus. The library has a full-time and part-time staff of 22 and an annual operating budget of approximately $1.5 million. The library also operates a small information commons on the campus of USF S-M.

The Dean of the Library will report to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of NCF and will coordinate with the Dean of Libraries of USF in Tampa, particularly on matters relating to service to faculty and students at USF S-M. The successful candidate will be responsible for all facets of the operation of the Library, both ongoing operations (including Library staff, budgets, patron services, space, collections, digital resources, information technology, relationships with cooperating libraries within the State University System), and future operations (strategic planning, space and renovation planning, enhancement of technological library services , implementation of a Smart Library grant to catalog and deliver image, sound and similar digital files, and otherwise position the library to respond to needs and opportunities of the next decades). S/he will also participate with the New College Library Association, a philanthropic support organization, in fund-raising efforts on behalf of the Library. Compensation will be competitive.

The Dean of the Library must have the ability to develop and to articulate a forward-looking vision for academic libraries in the 21st century. S/he must have a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program (with an additional advanced degree preferred) and a record of scholarly achievement and professional engagement commensurate with the level of the position. Candidates should have had successful administrative and financial management experience in an academic library, preferably for at least five years, a thorough understanding of the use of technology in a library setting, a service orientation, a collegial leadership style, and an understanding of and respect for diversity in the library and the institutions it serves. Excellent communication skills are required for this important position. The successful candidate will be expected to cultivate an organizational climate based upon respect, service, open communication, and cooperation, and will develop and execute a strategic plan to support the missions and visions of NCF and USF S-M and that of the Library. Demonstrated success in fundraising and skills in building and developing donor relations are desirable.

A more detailed job description may be found at http://library.ncf.edu/dean-position. Additional information about NCF is at www.ncf.edu and about USF S-M is at http://www.sarasota.usf.edu/. The Jane Bancroft Cook Library home page is http://library.ncf.edu/. Application materials should consist of: a letter of application addressing the characteristics and experience (required and preferred) listed in the preceding paragraph, a current Curriculum Vitae; and names and contact information for four references with an indication of the capacity in which each of these individuals knows the applicant. Application materials should be sent to Ms. Kristi Fecteau by e-mail at kfecteau@ncf.edu or by post at Division of Social Sciences, New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243. Consideration of applications will begin on February 1, 2009 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received prior to February 1, 2009 are assured of receiving full consideration.

For disability accommodations, please contact Ms. Kristi Fecteau a minimum of five (5) days in advance of need at 941.487.4380. New College of Florida is an EEO/AA/ADA employer. New College regulations require all employees successfully pass a background investigation, which includes fingerprinting.

Head of Technical Services

Raynor Memorial Libraries

Position: Head of Technical Services
Reports to: Dean of Libraries

Marquette University, Raynor Memorial Libraries seek an innovative and dynamic librarian with strong leadership and managerial skills for the position of Head of Technical Services which is comprised of the newly merged Acquisitions, Cataloging and Serials Departments. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, this position sets strategic direction for acquisitions, cataloging, metadata creation, authority control, database maintenance and physical processing of all library materials including digital resources; manages a department of seven librarians (direct supervision) and fourteen support staff; responds to and anticipates user needs; plans for future activities and projects in accordance with new developments in resource discovery; serves as a member of Leadership Council, and collaborates with colleagues in library-wide planning, budgeting and policy development.

Marquette University is an independent, Catholic, Jesuit doctoral-granting institution with an enrollment of 12,000 located near downtown Milwaukee. Two adjacent and connected library buildings seat 2,150 and house a 1.7 million volume collection, 300 networked resources, and over 22,000 electronic journals. http://www.marquette.edu/library/

  • Masters' degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited library school
  • A minimum five years of managerial experience in technical services in an academic or research library
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Knowledge of standards, trends, and best practices in technical services
  • Experience supervising full time staff
  • Knowledge of new library technologies and experience with integrated library system technical services modules
  • Evidence of utilizing innovative approaches to workflow design
  • Ability to interact effectively with a broad range of staff within the Library, the University and in collaborative initiatives with other institutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and listening skills
  • Commitment to diversity
  • Record of professional activity in areas related to position responsibilities


  • Experience managing digital projects

Appointment will be made at the Associate or full Librarian rank.

For full consideration, submit application online by March 2, 2009 to the University’s application site: https://careers.marquette.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51900

Instructional Designer Social Science Librarian

Oregon State University Libraries seeks an innovative and dynamic individual to
join our forward-looking organization as an Instructional Designer Social Science
Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Undergraduate Learning & Library
Information Access, the position supports the instruction and research needs of
the OSU community.

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track, faculty appointment. The position is expected to be filled at the Assistant Professor level; however, outstanding candidates at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Competitive benefits. For a complete announcement, qualifications and application procedure see http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0003583. Closing Date: 01/15/09. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Associate Dean for Information Resources

Florida International University is a diverse research university serving more than 38,000 students. Its College of Law, authorized by the Florida Legislature in 2000, opened its doors to its Inaugural Class in 2002. The law school was provisionally approved by the American Bar Association in 2004 and fully approved in 2006, the shortest possible time for attaining full accreditation. It is presently a candidate for membership in the Association of American Law Schools.

The College of Law is seeking an Associate Dean for Information Resources, with primary responsibilities for the Law Library. The Associate Dean will have significant responsibility for the development of the collection, for the hiring and supervision of professional, technical, and support staff, and for the management of the information resources of the law library. The Associate Dean may also play an instructional role in the legal research curriculum of the College of Law and, depending upon qualification, in other curricular offerings.

Substantial experience as director of an academic law library is preferred. Candidates, in addition to holding a J.D. and a degree in library sciences, should have the credentials for a tenured or tenure-track appointment, which would include significant professional accomplishments and some publications. The Associate Dean for Information Resources will be a member of the faculty of law; tenure, when awarded, will be in the Law Library.

Review of applications will begin on January 12, 2009. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Submit nominations and applications to:

Professor Scott Norberg
Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee
Florida International University
College of Law
RDB 2015
Miami, FL 33199

Statement: FIU is a Member of the State University System of Florida
FIU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Head of Public Services


Position: Head of Public Services
School: FIU College of Law Library
City: Miami, Florida
Salary: $75,000 - $85,000
Position No : 33357
Status: full time
Posted: 12/01/08
Deadline: 01/30/09

Florida International University College of Law Library seeks an experienced Head of Public Services who will supervise the public services department; assist in collection development; spend significant time providing reference and information services; and be actively involved in teaching legal research to law students. For the complete position profile and instructions on how to apply please visit: https://www.fiujobs.org
Only complete applications are guaranteed to be reviewed.
For additional information call 305-348-8019.

Statement: FIU is a Member of the State University System of Florida
FIU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer

Library Director - Prince George's County (MD) Memorial Library System

The Board of Library Trustees of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System—serving 841,315 suburban Maryland residents immediately north, east and south of the nation’s capital—seeks an experienced and energetic library leader as its next director. The System serves an increasingly diverse population—epitomizing the changing face of America—through 18 branches and an active outreach program. With a dedicated staff of 346 FTEs, a collection of 1.9 million items and a $26.4 million annual budget, the Board seeks an experienced library executive capable of transforming the System into a model of innovative library programs serving the needs of County residents.

Responsibilities. The Director of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System reports to a seven-member Board of Trustees and has overall responsibility for developing and maintaining an effective program of library services for the County. Overall responsibilities include: developing, monitoring, and implementing a strategic planning process resulting in a shared vision for the Library; proposing recommendations and implementing Board policies and effective operating procedures; developing and maintaining effective internal and external communications; providing sound fiscal management while strengthening current funding sources and seeking additional revenue sources; organizing and administering the System’s resources to carry out its strategic goals; and representing the Library on a variety of county, state and national committees and projects. Additional information on the Library and area can be found at www.gossagesager.com/pgcmlslinks.htm.

Minimum Qualifications. A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program and a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible public library experience with at least five years of executive level experience in an urban or suburban library. Essential attributes include: vision and creativity; skill in leading a diverse team of talented professionals to achieve high standards in setting and meeting established goals; political acumen; thorough knowledge of budgeting and financial management; collaboration and consensus-building skills; and a solid understanding of philosophy, trends and “best practices” in the library and information technology fields. Proven experience reporting to a policy-making board, collaborating with county or municipal officials and working in a union environment is highly desirable.

Compensation. Starting salary range $135,000-165,000 (negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an outstanding fringe benefits package.

To Apply Or Obtain Further Information. Prince George’s County Memorial Library System Board of Library Trustees requests all inquiries, nominations and applications be forwarded to the library executive search firm of Gossage Sager Associates. For additional information or to apply send a cover letter and current resume via e-mail to danbradbury@gossagesager.com. This position closes January 31, 2009.


Director of Technical Services

The UNLV Libraries seeks an innovative and future-oriented library leader to become the Director of Technical Services, a division of the Libraries comprised of two departments: Materials Ordering and Receiving (MOR) and Bibliographic and Metadata Services (BMS). The Director will manage and supervise the interdepartmental work processes for the acquisition, licensing, description, classification, and maintenance of library collections of all types and in all formats. This senior management position will lead library-wide discussions on evolving developments related to Technical Services, such as discovery and access tools, integrated library systems, acquisition and cataloging of materials, and electronic resources management. The incumbent will work closely with the Head of Collection Development and other library colleagues in managing and tracking the collections budget and overseeing related data collection.

For more information, please visit http://www.library.unlv.edu/employment.html

UNLV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Library Director


Are you a developing library leader looking for the excitement and growth potential of your next challenge? If so, the William Jeanes Memorial Library of Whitemarsh Township (PA), may have what you want—an opportunity to serve as its next Library Director. The Board is looking for a dynamic professional who, in addition to managing overall library operations, will work closely with the seven-member Board of Directors to finalize and implement a facility renovation and expansion plan.

The William Jeanes Memorial Library, a nonprofit corporation, serves the 17,000 residents of Whitemarsh Township (Montgomery County). Guided by a seven-member appointed Board, the Library staff (currently 10FTE), with an annual budget of $600,000, operates a single, 11,000-square-foot 1971 facility circulating 100,000 items per year. A substantial portion of the library’s budget is funded by the Township, with additional contributions from the Friends of the Library, individual gifts, grants and an annual allocation of Commonwealth Library funds. Whitemarsh Township (14.53 square miles) is home to excellent public and private schools, preserved open space, historic sites, and beautiful public recreation facilities including the Schuylkill River. It is immediately adjacent to Philadelphia and linked by a network of roads and public transit routes.

The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills that inspire, motivate and engage the community, Board, staff, elected officials and potential donors in developing and implementing a shared vision for enhanced library service. Desired skills and experience will include: strategic planning, budget preparation, facilities and space planning, library technology, fundraising and grant writing, and working with library staff and volunteers. Additional information on the William Jeanes Memorial Library and the community is available at William Jeanes Memorial Library.

Minimum qualifications for the position include an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited school, a minimum of five years of progressively responsible public library experience including a least three years supervising a public library department or directing a smaller public library, and a strong knowledge of library administration with financial experience, knowledge of library technologies, and significant staff development and management experience desired.

Compensation: Hiring salary range $60,000-$70,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information: Contact Dan Bradbury at danbradbury@gossagesager.com. This opportunity will close January 18, 2009. To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume as attachments via email to: danbradbury@gossagesager.com.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Science & Engineering Librarian (#248)

University of Southern California (USC) is seeking an innovative, service-oriented librarian (#248) for the USC Libraries’ Science and Engineering Library. The librarian will serve the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering by providing collection development and in-person and virtual instruction and reference services. The librarian will establish effective communication within assigned disciplines to advance faculty and students’ learning and research needs. Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent) and 2 or more years of academic or research library experience. A B.A. in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering, and related reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; and strong public service orientation. USC is an EO/AA employer. Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2009, via electronic mail, libfacjobs@usc.edu. For full position description and application procedure see www.usc.edu/libraries/jobs/librarians.

Information Literacy Librarian

The Illinois Wesleyan University Library invites applications for the position of Information Literacy Librarian, available August 1, 2009. This is a tenure track faculty position intended to provide leadership for the Library’s information literacy program that complements the work of our teaching faculty. IWU is a nationally ranked, fully accredited undergraduate university with 2100 students and provides the highest quality liberal arts education. IWU has adopted a strategic plan that commits to the goal of creating a welcoming, inclusive, multicultural campus where all community members appreciate and respect the diversity of the nation and the world. The University welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds who are committed to an inclusive environment.

The Ames Library offers a learning environment that is conducive to interaction, consultation, study, and reflection, dedicated to serving the scholarly needs of the IllinoisWesleyanUniversity community. Opened in 2002, the library facility comprises 103,000 square feet on five levels, with a diverse collection of over 400,000 volumes. The Thorpe Digital Center supports campus-wide digital resources and services, providing expert assistance with projects integrating video, audio, image and textual content. The Library personnel consist of nine full-time faculty librarians and twelve full-time support staff.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the University Librarian, the Information Literacy Librarian

• Coordinates and promotes the Library’s instruction program and its assessment;
• Actively pursues partnerships with campus programs and departments and seeks opportunities to integrate library resources and instruction into academic and special programs;
• Develops alternative service models to assist students and faculty and encourages use of the library as a resource;
• Seeks ways to provide training and support for library faculty to enhance their skills in working with students and with faculty to improve the undergraduate academic experience, both inside the classroom and beyond;
• Leads or participates in the design, development, maintenance, and evaluation of web-deliverable interactive learning objects, instructional modules, streaming audio/video, and other online instructional materials via the library’s website.

Shared Responsibilities:

• Participates in strategic planning, collection development, and general reference, including some nights and weekends;
• Serves as library liaison to negotiated academic units.

Required Qualifications:

• MLS degree from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent;
• Demonstrable enjoyment of and passion for teaching, investigating new lines of pedagogy and relationships to fully integrate information literacy into the campus community;
• Extensive knowledge of current issues of library instruction and pedagogy, and demonstrated skill in leading others in meeting the challenges of providing reference and instructional services;
• Skills to develop relevant and engaging instruction materials in collaboration with others;
• Knowledge of print and electronic reference sources, as well as skill in searching web-based resources;
• Strong commitment to excellence in serving undergraduates;
• An ability to understand and communicate the library user experience to others;
• Ability to work well independently and collaboratively with faculty members and colleagues, administrative staff, and students;
• Demonstrable evidence of effective initiative, project planning, management, and completion of innovative instruction programs;
• This is a faculty position requiring evidence of the ability to conduct scholarly research and engage in professional service.

Desired qualifications:

• One to three years post-MLS experience in teaching or instruction in an academic setting;
• Participation in the ACRL Immersion program;
• Strong liberal arts background;
• Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills, initiative and flexibility;
• Experience with emerging technologies or social networking software as they apply to enhancing library services.

Appointment: Twelve-month, tenure-track appointment, TIAA-CREF and other benefits. We anticipate hiring at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Application: A letter of application addressing your interest in the position, commitment to student learning, and interest in Illinois Wesleyan University; CV; and names of three references should be addressed to:

Information Literacy Librarian Search
c/o University Librarian’s Office
Illinois Wesleyan University
P.O. Box 2899
Bloomington, IL 61702-2899.

Applications can also be e-mailed to Christine Horner, Office of the University Librarian, chorner@iwu.edu. Screening of application will begin January 5, 2009, and continue until the position is filled.

Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse Work Force.

Head of Digital Services & Systems (Tenure-Track)

Rollins College is looking for a service-oriented Librarian enthusiastic about leading a department responsible for the ongoing development and deployment of digital resources, services, and systems provided by the Olin Library and excited about developing digital services and systems for the liberal arts college library of the 21st century. Reporting to the Library Director, this is a tenure track faculty position, and the successful candidate is expected to be appointed as an assistant professor, although previous experience and qualifications may be taken into account in determining initial rank.

Management of the Digital Services & Systems Department and supervision of two faculty librarians and two staff members responsible for administration of all digital systems deployed by the Olin Library, including the Sirsi Integrated Library System (ILS), Serials Solutions Knowledge base, and 360 Suite, the library's web presence, EZProxy, ILLiad, RefWorks, ContentDM, Turnitin, and all third-party vendor online resources (article databases etc.) In line with the library's strategic plan, integrate all library systems and maintain awareness of developing opportunities for integration within and outside the library. Work closely with Public Services, Technical Services, and Special Collections & Archives to implement and develop digital services, systems and resources. Maintain awareness of trends in ILS and other library systems and advise librarians on library technology choices. Maintain a close working relationship with appropriate Information Technology personnel. Assess needs and coordinate library technology training for all library personnel. Oversee interlibrary loan and collection development operations of the Olin Library and develop ways to integrate data generated by both operations into the planning and assessment of library operations. Oversee the maintenance all usage, licensing, and budgetary data concerning library operations and effectively incorporate this data into library management, planning, and liaison.

Like all full time librarians at Rollins, the successful candidate will participate in direct service to users including reference, instruction, and liaison with academic departments. The level and extent of participation varies based on other assigned responsibilities.

MLS from an ALA accredited library school or an equivalent degree is required. Preferred qualifications include supervisory experience and Sirsi ILS administration experience or Solaris/Unix experience and scripting or programming experience with shell and perl scripts.

The successful candidate will demonstrate most if not all of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: the potential to lead and manage a department, the ability to effectively plan projects from vision to evaluation, the ability to deal with and lead change in a rapidly developing library environment, the ability to communicate well orally and in writing; ability to interact with the public effectively and courteously, the 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 implementation and administration of a variety of computer software used in the library; demonstrated knowledge and experience with web-based resources, the ability to collect, manage, and communicate numerical information accurately and clearly, enthusiasm for teaching and experience with information literacy instruction with groups and individuals, and the potential to present, publish, or otherwise contribute to the library profession.

This is a twelve month appointment. 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 College was recently ranked 17th best in the Orlando Sentinel's 2008 Top 100 Companies for Working Families annual competition. Compiled by the Orlando Sentinel and published in the newspaper's Florida magazine special section, the Top 100 list honors the local companies who are most committed to family-friendly benefits.

Rollins is committed to equal opportunity, social justice, and to 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please visit www.rollinsjobs.com

Through its mission, Rollins College is committed to creating a fully inclusive, just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons of color and other historically under-represented groups are therefore encouraged to apply. The College's non-discrimination policy is inclusive of sexual orientation, and Rollins offers domestic partner benefits.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Education Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor

The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic Education Reference Librarian to join a department delivering user-centered reference services to the university community.

Under the direction of the Head of Outreach and Information Services, the successful candidate will:

- Provide in-person and virtual reference services at a general reference desk, some evening hours required.
- Provide instruction, including web content and online tutorials, for the School of Education and other departments as assigned.
- Provide liaison and collection development for the School of Education and other departments as assigned.
- Participate in a general library instruction program supporting composition and Freshmen Seminar courses
- Participate in library committees as assigned.

Qualifications: ALA accredited master's degree by date of employment; degree in a social science discipline, knowledge of or experience with educational research sources; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; knowledge of or course-work in reference methods and/or resources; strong knowledge of emerging technologies, and the ability to apply these technologies to a diverse range of library applications.

The position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment reporting to the Head of Outreach and Information Services, position available January 1, 2009. Minimum annual salary is $38,000.

Apply online at http://jobs.olemiss.edu/. Applicants must include a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Section504/ADA/ADEA employer.

The University of Mississippi is located in historic Oxford, a thriving community offering a wide range of literary, musical and cultural activities. For more information about the University and the community, please visit http://www.olemiss.edu/community/index.html