Sunday, January 25, 2009

Public Services Librarian - Children's Area

Join the City of North Las Vegas… Southern Nevada’s Employer of Choice!

We offer:

- A 4-Day work week
- Fully paid City Retirement Plan
- No State Income Tax
- No social security taxes
- Fully paid Medical, Dental & Vision
- Excellent vacation/holiday leave plan


$57,519-$83,402 annually DOQ

Located at the northern tip of the Las Vegas Valley, North Las Vegas is one of the nation’s fastest growing large cities. North Las Vegas is characterized by its friendly atmosphere, development opportunities, civic pride and responsive government. The 82.1 square-mile City is surrounded by majestic mountains, desert valleys and an underlying current of dynamic growth. Sunshine is enjoyed 86% of the year with an average daily temperature of 78 degrees. A unique community to live, work and play, North Las Vegas has something for everyone including vacation, recreational, cultural and historical attractions. We are seeking an exceptional individual to perform professional librarian and administrative duties within a specialized field in the operation of the library system. The current open position is in the Children Services area. Position requires a Master's degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association, plus three (3) years experience as a professional librarian within the realm of children’s services.

Position closes on February 5, 2009. If this exciting and challenging career opportunity interests you, please submit your completed City application by the closing date in person, via mail or on-line at our website. For more information, please contact City of North Las Vegas Human Resources Department 2225 Civic Center Drive, Ste. 226, North Las Vegas, NV 89030. Please call (702) 633-1500 for more information. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Residency Program Librarian

Program Purpose: The purpose of the University of Iowa Libraries' Residency Program is to interest entry-level librarians who are members of historically underrepresented groups in professional learning and service at the University of Iowa Libraries and, ultimately, in a career in academic librarianship. The program began more than fifteen years ago and is a keystone of the Libraries’ long-standing commitment to diversity. It is designed around an assignment in a professional position that is challenging, offers a solid foundation for a career in research librarianship, and provides significant opportunities for professional development and mentoring.

Please visit our Recruiting Librarians website for information about working at the UI Libraries and living in the diverse community of Iowa City.

Position Description: The Libraries seeks an entry-level, two-year Residency Program Librarian to serve in one of three departments – Reference & Library Instruction, Digital Library Services, or the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. In addition to learning about and providing service in one of these departments, participants learn about other departments in the Libraries, serve on committees in the library system, and initiate a program of professional development and contribution. Of great importance is that each resident also chooses one or more tracks providing a significant experience in an area of individual interest outside the assigned department, such as collection development, archives' processing, cataloging, scholarly communication, or one of the other two assigned departments.

Placement assistance is provided and program participants are eligible and encouraged to apply for regular professional positions that may arise in the Libraries. This position reports to the head of the assigned department and it is likely that it will require some evening and weekend commitment.

Mentoring: The department head, along with the Director, Human Resources and Diversity Programs, serve as mentors for residents. Opportunities for peer and informal mentoring are available, as well, and regular meetings are arranged with the University Librarian and appropriate Associate University Librarians.

Professional Development: Professional development is a strong component of the Residency Program. Participants are encouraged to give presentations, attend national and regional conferences, and/or write for professional publications. The Libraries provides significant financial support for attendance at conferences and professional meetings. In addition, if accepted by the institutes, residents receive support to participate in the Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups and ACRL's Institute for Information Literacy Immersion Program (or similar program of individual professional interest).

Required Qualifications:
  • graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program in Library and Information Science
  • general knowledge of traditional and electronic information resources
  • demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • ability to work in a team environment
  • demonstrated interest in professional development and contribution
  • for a position in Reference & Library Instruction, demonstrated knowledge of information literacy and instruction
  • for a position in Digital Library Services, demonstrated interest in or experience with digital library services
  • for a position in the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, demonstrated interest or experience in the health sciences as well as demonstrated knowledge of information literacy and instruction

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Salary and Appointment: The two-year appointment will be made at the Librarian I level with an annual salary of $42,000. 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. Residents are also provided with a generous allowance for moving expenses.

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 500 software. The Libraries has been innovative in the development of services related to digital technologies with the creation of such units as the Information Arcade and Information Commons. 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 workforce is minority faculty and staff, 9% of the student body are members of minority groups, and 7% 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 community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 13.4% of the students are African American, 7.2% are Asian American, 6.6% are Latino, and .5% are Native American. The Latino population is increasing at a rate of .5%/year. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport only 30 minutes away.

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 -- 56499. Applications must be received by March 6, 2009. Please, in your cover letter, include a substantial paragraph describing what in your background has helped you develop the skills that enable you to serve clientele of diverse backgrounds.


For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries and community, please see and

Founding Library Director

Oakland University William Beaumont Medical School Library
Rochester, Michigan

Oakland University seeks an experienced, energetic leader to launch a state-of-the-art library to support the innovative curriculum and mission of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWBSM). The new, primarily digital, medical library will be part of the University Library system, benefitting from and contributing to shared collections and collaborative relationships with both the University Library and the Beaumont Hospitals library system. A new building, with space for the medical library, is being planned.

About the Medical School
The OU William Beaumont School of Medicine, a partnership between Oakland University and Beaumont Hospitals, will be the first new medical school in Michigan in a generation. The OUWBSM will train physicians to practice with a patient-centered focus, emphasizing wellness and prevention, and the management of acute illness and chronic disease. Its innovative curriculum will emphasize: working in teams of physicians, nurses and allied health professionals; training students to embrace web-based learning and use new technologies in patient care; and promoting applied research. Beaumont Hospitals, the largest, non-university affiliated, post-graduate teaching program in the country, will be the medical school’s exclusive clinical partner and is one of only 20 hospitals nationwide with 10 or more clinical programs listed in U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals. OU is undergoing the accreditation process with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), with plans to welcome the first class in 2010.

  • Coordinate with library and medical school administration in the planning and implementation of a library in accordance with LCME standards.
  • Communicate a strong vision for the library that reflects the medical school’s commitment to information and digital literacy, collaborative learning models and community outreach.
  • Partner with faculty, clinicians and others to integrate the library into the curricula, research and clinical activities of Oakland University and Beaumont Hospitals.
  • Provide leadership in the medical library’s information literacy and informatics program, and collaborate with faculty to integrate information literacy skills across the curriculum.
  • Recruit, lead, supervise and evaluate library staff.
  • Develop and administer the library’s budget and engage in strategic planning.
  • Formulate policies for the library’s services and develop a core digital and print collection to meet research needs.
  • Coordinate resources and services with the University Library and the Beaumont Hospitals library system.
  • Represent the library at the university, regional and national levels; engage in statewide consortial partnerships for resource and information sharing purposes.

Required qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree.
  • Substantial and progressively responsible experience in developing and implementing services in a health sciences library.
  • Strong commitment to information literacy and to developing in students, faculty and clinicians the informatics skills required to practice evidence-based medicine.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging digital technologies and services in support of medical education, and experience in the design and integration of these technologies into health sciences curricula.
  • Experience developing print and digital collections for the health sciences.
  • Experience supervising the work of others.
  • Budgetary management skills to forecast, develop and analyze financial data.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written and online communication skills.
    Ability to work independently and as part of a team and to work with diverse faculty, staff and students.
  • Ability to meet library’s requirements for tenure at the Associate Professor or Professor level, including a record of professional achievement, research/scholarship and service.

Desired qualifications

  • Experience in an academic library.
  • Experience developing facilities, including space design; project management experience.

Rank, salary, benefits: This is a 12-month, tenured academic administrative position that reports to the Dean of the University Library. Appointment will be made at the Associate Professor or Professor level; professional rank and salary will be determined by credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $95,000. Oakland University offers excellent fringe benefits including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans.

General Information: Oakland is a state-assisted institution with an enrollment of approximately 19,000 students and a Carnegie classification as a “doctoral/research university.” OU is widely recognized for excellence in the biomedical sciences and other health care-related programs, and includes a School of Nursing, a School of Health Sciences, a renowned Eye Research Institute, and highly regarded programs in bioengineering, informatics and nanotechnology. The University is in Oakland County, which features beautiful state parks and vibrant urban communities. It is located 25 miles north of Detroit in the city of Rochester, recently ranked by CNN/Money as one of the 100 best places to live in the U.S., and features a campus that includes 1,441 acres of wooded hills and meadows. For more information, see the Oakland University web site at

Applications: Send a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three current references to:

Shawn Virginia Lombardo, Chair
Medical Library Director Search Committee
300 Kresge Library
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4484
FAX: (248)370-2474

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled. Oakland University is an equal opportunity employer.

St. Peters's College - Director of the Libraries

Saint Peter’s College—an urban, Catholic institution in the Jesuit tradition and dedicated to “Education. One Student at a Time.”—seeks a dynamic leader as its Director of the Libraries. Located in Jersey City, NJ, the College has an enrollment of 3,000—2,300 undergraduate and a over 700 graduate students. The Libraries consists of the O’Toole Library on the main campus in Jersey City, housing 275,000 volumes; and the Englewood Cliffs campus library with 30,000 volumes. A staff of 21, including 12 professionals, serve both campuses with access to over 17,000 full-text journals and over 60 databases.

Responsibilities. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the successful candidate will lead library planning to help create a new shared vision for the libraries and their services; and working closely with students, library staff, support units, faculty, and the College administration, oversee budgeting to maintain traditional services and explore new opportunities. The Director must be skilled and nimble in responding to the complex and rapidly changing higher education environment, balance existing library services and resources with emerging technologies, participate in consortia and professional associations, be committed to the College’s mission, and work creatively and collegially to solve problems and plan for the future. Additional details and information about the position, the Libraries, and the campus community can be found at

Qualifications: Applicants must have an ALA-accredited MLS, a second Master’s or a Doctorate is preferred; at least five years of successful administrative experience in an academic library; demonstrated experience in library budgeting, experience in library facility management and planning; have a strong background in information management and new technologies, excellent interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated leadership in a collegial environment; a record of scholarly and professional activity, and experience with and ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment.

Compensation. Starting salary range $85,000-95,000 (placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an excellent fringe benefits package.

To Apply Or Obtain Further Information. Contact Dan Bradbury, Gossage Sager Associates, or 816.531.2468. The closing date for applications is March 15, 2009. Apply electronically with a cover letter and CV/resume as attachments to:

Saint Peter’s College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Library Director

Posting Date:
January 5, 2009

Position Number:

Essential Job Functions:
The Library Director is chief administrator of the university library with responsibility for the quality of library services for students, faculty and staff and assists the Associate Provost for Information Services (CIO) in providing leadership in technology planning and working collaboratively with campus constituents in setting priorities for the deployment of information technology to carry out the teaching, research, service and administrative goals of the university.

The Library Director has responsibility for ensuring that the library carries out its mission within the context of the University mission. The primary mission of the library is to develop, organize and preserve a knowledge base which meets the curricular and scholarly needs of the faculty, students and staff; to provide access to the information sources available in our local collections, throughout the UW System, nationally and internationally in a timely fashion; to instruct students in effective information research methods and assist them in their research projects; to support the academic programs through collections, services and special projects; and, to serve as an intellectual and cultural resource for the campus.

The Library Director oversees the management of the Information Services Division in the absence of the CIO and assists the CIO in carrying out the mission of the Information Services Division to provide information and technology resources for all campus offices.

MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited university; minimum of five years of relevant experience in an academic library; ability to lead and develop the talent of professional and support staff; experience with a wide range of information technology; demonstrated success in managing projects; excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills; effective communication skills including the ability to translate technical information into non-technical language; ability to track information and technology trends and envision benefits for information access, instructional technology and management systems; demonstrated effectiveness as an advocate and public speaker; awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student and faculty populations; ability to contribute to the University’s commitment to enhancing student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnic and cultural heritages; demonstrated organizational and planning skills.

Teaching experience; leadership experience in professional associations; participation in campus governance; involvement in community groups.

Conditions of Appointment:
Position is a full-time appointment. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). Employment will require a criminal background check. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
Periodic travel to UW System meetings and conferences.

Salary range of: $82,000 - $95,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in a state retirement plan (Total Compensation Estimator)

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter, current resume, unofficial transcripts of highest degree achieved, and contact information for three references.

Submit application materials electronically to: Bill Hubbard, Search Chair Information Services Division
Phone: (920) 465-2383
Electronic submission of application materials is preferred.

Application Deadline:
To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by the first screen date of February 16, 2009. Files must be complete to be considered.

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section at
Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. UW-Green Bay is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Digital Services Librarian

Hoke O’Kelley Memorial Library
Oxford College of Emory University

Oxford College of Emory University invites candidates to apply for the position of Digital Services Librarian. We seek an innovative individual with teaching, technology, and collaboration skills to participate as a member of the library leadership team in the development and delivery of innovative and quality services for Oxford College ( The college, which provides a liberal arts intensive curriculum for the first two years of the Emory baccalaureate degree, is located 38 miles east of Atlanta on the original Emory campus in Oxford, Georgia.

The Digital Services Librarian will develop, market, and deliver a comprehensive suite of digital library services. The librarian will play an integral role in the Research Skills @ your library instructional program with the other librarians. To support the teaching, learning, and research of the community, the successful candidate will oversee development of innovative services and programs for students and faculty; assist with development of the library website; identify and analyze user requirements for systems and services; use knowledge of digital formats, current standards, human interface design, information search and retrieval protocols, and disciplinary trends to maintain and/or implement digital systems and repositories. The librarian in this position will provide reference services along with some scheduled night and weekend reference work. The individual will work with internal library teams, other College and University groups, and professional organizations.

Required: a graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited institution; demonstrated effective teaching skills including proven abilities in designing and delivering discipline-related instructional sessions; knowledge of research methodology and experience in meeting the research needs of students and faculty; applied knowledge of emerging information technologies, including web-authoring tools and social networking software; self-motivation; flexibility; strong problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; initiative and ability to conceive and carry out projects on a deadline including the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and effectively respond to the needs of a campus community that makes heavy demands on library services; ability to work in a collaborative team environment. Preferred: Demonstrated understanding of the application of technology as it relates to scholarship, teaching and learning; demonstrated ability to analyze user requirements to deliver technology solutions; knowledge of metadata standards; experience with digital file formats and software; familiarity with trends and issues related to preservation of digital content.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary based on qualifications and experience. Emory University offers a comprehensive benefits package including tuitions benefits. Several retirement plan options are available, including TIAA/CREF.

Application Procedures:
In letters of application, candidates should address their interest in working in an undergraduate, liberal arts intensive environment that emphasizes close faculty-student interaction and values diversity. Send letters of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Kitty McNeill, Associate Dean and College Librarian, Hoke O’Kelley Memorial Library, Oxford College of Emory University, P.O. Box 1448, Oxford, GA 30054. Telephone: 770-784-8403. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women and minority candidates.

Library Director McCracken County Public Library

Join the McCracken County Public Library as its new Director and help create the “wave of the future” for this bustling river arts community and its Library. Headquartered in Paducah, KY—a historic river town at the confluence on the Ohio and Tennessee rivers—the Library Board of Trustees seek a talented Director to lead the staff of 30 in developing and maintaining quality library services and programs as a vital part of this growing community. The McCracken County Public Library serves a county population of 64,765 from a 33,000 sq. ft. facility and loans almost 700,000 items annually to its 43,097 cardholders.

Responsibilities. The Director reports to a five member Library Board—appointed by the County—and will work closely with the community, the County, its citizens and staff to develop, implement and promote library services. Challenges and opportunities include: expanding the Library System’s visibility in the community; expanding collaborative partnerships; promoting the Library’s mission and goals; evaluating the library’s facility; and developing alternative strategies for enhancing the library’s $2.4 million annual budget. Additional information about the library and the community can be found at McCracken Library Links.

Qualifications. A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program and at least five years of progressively responsible library experience in an administrative position managing professional staff and programs. Essential attributes include a strong understanding and ability to articulate the public library’s vision, mission and values to the community; collaboration and consensus-building skills; facilities maintenance and space planning experience; excellent interpersonal and team-building skills; a history of responsiveness to staff, customer and community needs and concerns; and sound fiscal management skills. Successful experience working with a policy-making board and collaborating with elected officials is highly desirable.

Compensation. The starting salary is $62,000 or above (dependent upon qualifications) with an attractive fringe benefits package.

To apply or obtain further information. Contact Jobeth Bradbury, at Gossage Sager Associates, via email or phone at 816.531.2468. Apply electronically to with a cover letter and current resume as Word attachments. The closing date for applications is March 1, 2009.

Assistant Head of Technical Services Librarian

Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 1/12/09
Deadline: Initial Review Date, 02/18/09

The University of California, Santa Cruz Library has an opening for an innovative, knowledgeable, and service-oriented individual at the Assistant or Associate rank to become the Assistant Head of Technical Services. Assisting the Head of Technical Services, the incumbent will supervise eight FTE support staff involved in the acquisition and cataloging of materials in the full range of formats and a wide variety of languages. The Assistant Head will also participate in the reorganization of a library now experiencing transformative growth and change in California’s premier public university system, and leverage technology and staff creativity to address the next generation of library technologies particularly as applied to discovery and access tools, acquisition and cataloging of materials, serials and electronic resources management. Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the incumbent will assist in researching, recommending, planning and implementing new systems, tools, technologies, procedures and policies across the UCSC Library. Appointment Salary Range – Assistant Librarian II - Associate Librarian V with an approximate salary range of $47,087 – $60,408, commensurate with qualifications and experience. For a complete position announcement and application guidelines, please visit:

The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Science Librarian

Position Rank: Contractually limited appointment – Adjunct librarian
Discipline/Field: Science Librarian
Home Faculty: York University Libraries
Home Department/Area/Division: Steacie Science & Engineering Library
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: August 1, 2009

York University Libraries seek a self-directed and public service-oriented Science Librarian based in the Steacie Science & Engineering Library.

The Science Librarian will be responsible for faculty liaison, collection development and the delivery of information literacy programs for assigned disciplines and will participate in research consultations and outreach activities to departments and research centres. Responsibilities include selection of information resources, collection management and evaluation in such fields as nursing, biology, chemistry and physics. He/she will work individually and as part of a team to develop and provide reference services and information literacy programs to York’s community of users taking full advantage of the online learning and web environments. She/he will also participate in project and committee work for York University Libraries and the University. Some evening and weekend work is required.

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 students, faculty and staff, who challenge the ordinary and deliver the unexpected.

Steacie Science and Engineering Library is one of four libraries within York University Libraries. The Steacie Science and Engineering Library attracts a half million visitors a year and provides specialized resources, and reference and instructional services to the science, engineering, and health programs of York University. The Library takes pride in its extensive information literacy program and online learning support initiatives. Four full-time librarians and seven full-time support staff are currently based in the Steacie Science & Engineering Library.

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent with up to three years’ post-MLIS experience. Educational background or library experience relevant to science and particularly health related disciplines. Knowledge of health, science and technology literature and reference resources, and awareness of emerging trends in scholarly communication. Experience with Web authoring software and Web support technologies; familiarity with Web 2.0 technologies preferred. Strong client-centred service philosophy and evidence of professional initiative and leadership. Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and projects concurrently. Strong written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated skills in teaching and public communications. Demonstrated understanding of concepts, goals, and methods of information literacy instruction and ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats. Ability to work effectively and collegially with a diversity of colleagues and clients. Interest in research, professional development, and university committee work.

The Science Librarian position is a three-year contractually limited appointment to be filled as Adjunct Librarian level and appropriate for a librarian with up to three years post-MLS experience. Librarians at York University have academic status and are members of the York University Faculty Association bargaining unit ( Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The position is available August 1, 2009. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). York University resources include centres relating to gender equity, race and ethnic relations, sexual harassment, human rights, and wellness. York University encourages attitudes of respect and non-discrimination toward persons of all ethnic and religious groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation

The deadline for applications is March 2, 2009. Applications, including a cover letter relating applicant qualifications to the requirements of the position, a current curriculum vitae, a link to online examples of work where relevant, and the names of three referees, should be sent to: Chair, Science Librarian Appointment Committee York University Libraries, 310 Scott Library York University, 4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3 Fax: 416-736-5451

Applications should be sent by mail, e-mail, or fax, with a hardcopy following by mail.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Interlibary Loan Librarian Tenure Track

The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library seeks a creative, energetic, and service-oriented individual to serve as a librarian for the Interlibrary Services and Bibliographic & Metadata Services Teams at the rank of Assistant Librarian. Reporting to the Team Leaders for the Access Services and Bibliographic and Metadata Services Teams, this librarian is responsible for supervising the Interlibrary Services Team and for Original Cataloging.

As a librarian on the Bibliographic and Metadata Services Team, the successful candidate will create original cataloging records for theses, audio-visual, philanthropy, and foreign language materials, and support the Team Leader for Bibliographic and Metadata Services with other duties and projects as assigned.

As Interlibrary Loan Librarian, the successful candidate provides active leadership and direction in managing 2 full-time paraprofessional staff and 1-2 FTE student library assistants in the day-to-day operations of interlibrary loan and document delivery services. Responsibilities include maintaining the unit’s web presence, coordinating the library’s copyright compliance, managing materials and student wage budgets, statistical reporting, and representing the library to consortium partners at the state, regional, and national level. As Interlibrary Loan Librarian, this individual keeps current on trends in the profession and provides leadership in evaluating, recommending, and implementing new technologies and service models.

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 serving both University Library users and its borrowing and lending library partners, 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
  • Public service experience, especially with people of diverse educational, ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • 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
  • Coursework or experience in cataloging
  • Familiarity with an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Experience with interlibrary loan

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with ILLiad, RapidILL, OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing, Odyssey/Ariel, HTML/Web authoring tools, and Web 2.0 applications
  • 2-3 years experience in an academic library environment
  • Reading knowledge of French, German, or Spanish
  • Supervisory 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 February 6, 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:

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

Chief Librarian Frick Art Reference Library

The Frick Art Reference Library was founded by Helen Clay Frick in 1920 “to encourage and develop the study of the fine arts, and to advance the general knowledge of kindred subjects.” Today, it is one of the finest art history libraries in the United States. In addition to a book collection relating to the European and American fine arts and decorative arts from the 4th to the mid-20th century, the library also houses an extensive photographic research archive holding over one million photographs that document the work of over 36,000 artists. Although the Library was founded as a separate institution, financially supported almost entirely by Miss Frick until 1984, it is now an integral part of The Frick Collection and serves as a unique resource for the study and appreciation of art and its history.

The library has an operating budget of about $4 million and 55-60 staff, of whom 20 are library professionals. It is a member of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), the Association of Research Institutes in Art History, and the RLG (Research Library Group). The Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian reports directly to Anne L. Poulet, Director of the Frick Collection since 2003.

The Frick Collection seeks in its Chief Librarian an institution builder who can work within the framework of a distinctive museum of art. It is looking both for the skills and experience needed to manage a contemporary library and the scholarly background needed to lead a preeminent center for research in the history of art. An understanding of, and successful experience in addressing the major challenges facing academic research libraries, including collections development, technology integration, space planning and utilization, the intricacies of scholarly communication, and the need for effective staff and organizational development to support changing user needs and expectations will be especially valued. Candidates must bring a willingness and proven ability to develop financial resources. Strong communication and professional collaboration skills are required. Personal integrity, a lively intellect, and a collegial disposition are essential. A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science is highly desirable.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed with a cover letter in confidence to: Beverly Brady, Senior Associate, Isaacson, Miller, 334 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, Electronic submission of material is strongly encouraged.

The Frick Collection is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women and minority candidates.

Associate Law Librarians (2 Positions)

The University of California, Irvine School of Law seeks two creative, knowledgeable, energetic, and user-centered law librarians to serve as the founding Associate Law Librarian for Public Services and Associate Law Librarian for Technical Services.

The University of California, Irvine School of Law is the first new law school to be established at a member institution of the Association of American Universities and a public university in California in half a century. The founding Associate Law Librarians will have the opportunity to participate in developing all aspects of the new library and in implementing our vision to create the ideal law school for the 21st century. Reporting directly to the Associate Dean of Library and Information Services, the Associate Law Librarians serve as part of the Law Library’s management team.

The University of California, Irvine School of Law will open its doors to its first class of approximately 60 students in August 2009. The founding team of faculty and administrative deans are now working to build a program of innovative delivery of legal education, emphasizing experiential learning, interdisciplinarity, and public service on a solid grounding of instruction in core methods of legal analysis.

The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has had an extraordinarily rapid rise to distinction and is among the fastest-growing University of California campuses, with more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,400 faculty members. Student enrollment is planned to reach 32,000 by 2014 accompanied by a proportional growth in faculty and staff.

The full position description with instructions on how to apply are listed on the UCI Libraries Web site at with links to additional Web sites featuring campus and community information. Applications received by February 9, 2009 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer
committed to excellence through diversity.

Serials Management, Electronic Resources, Microforms Librarian

The College of William and Mary is looking for a dynamic, serials savvy individual to fill the position of Serials Management, Electronic Resources, and Microforms Librarian. This position is responsible for the management of standing orders, subscriptions, and back orders for serials in electronic, print, and microform formats. Other responsibilities include serials collection development; manages the electronic serials and databases control process; provides input in serials cataloging policies; manages the college’s commercial binding contract and oversees the binding operation of the main library; and manages the microform collections and equipment, plus provides patron assistance for microforms. Supervisory responsibilities include 3 FTE. The position is directly responsible to the Acquisitions Librarian.

A detailed position description can be found at:



-- Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
-- Knowledge of and experience with print, electronic, and microform serials in an academic or larger public library
-- Experience with online integrated catalog and electronic journal list modules.
-- Experience with OCLC Connexion and working knowledge of national cataloging standards including MARC format, AACR2 and Library of Congress Subject Headings.
-- Ability to work effectively both independently and as a part of a collaborative group effort.
-- Possess excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
-- Tolerance for ambiguity and the capacity to respond to organizational change.


-- Experience with Serials Solutions products.
-- Familiarity with link resolvers, OpenUrl applications, ERMs, and other library technologies related to e-resource management and access.
-- Experience with spreadsheets and databases.
-- Experience with serials collection development, more particularly conducting serials review in conjunction with faculty liaisons.
-- Knowledge of 1 or more foreign languages.
-- Experience with binding.
-- Knowledge of current trends in serials management and scholarly publishing.

This position is a 12-month professional faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and comes with comprehensive benefits.

The College of William and Mary is the second oldest university in the United States, with a strong emphasis on liberal arts undergraduate education; however, it also has several outstanding doctoral programs. With a student body of approx. 7,700, this “Public Ivy” institution is proud of its tradition, and its students are passionate about learning and service to others. For more information about the college, go to

Review of applications will begin 30 January 2009 and continue until position is filled. Applications are accepted at the William and Mary Human Resources web page:

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and references to the application.

The College of William and Mary is an EEO/AA employer.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Deputy County Librarian

County of Santa Clara
Deputy County Librarian
$116,740.00—$149,770.40 Annually, DOE

The County of Santa Clara is seeking a dynamic leader who is decisive, well organized and possesses considerable management experience to fill this critical position. This is an exciting and challenging career opportunity for a highly qualified individual capable of providing effective leadership to a diverse staff and who has strong team building abilities.

The Deputy County Librarian reports directly to the County Librarian and is responsible for the development of policy and the implementation of the library's mission, policies and procedures throughout the library system. The Deputy County Librarian also plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the programs and services of the County Library System and acts as department head in the absence of the County Librarian.

A qualified candidate would typically acquire knowledge and abilities through attainment of a Master's degree in Library Science and at least five years of recent progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience in a community library system; at least three of which must include participation in program and policy determination either on a system wide basis or as the librarian in charge of a community library and possession of a valid California Driver's License.

For a complete job description, to apply online or to download an application,
please go to:

All qualified applications will be subject to a preliminary competitive rating to identify those candidates to be invited to the oral interview process. It is critical for applicants to submit an application, resume, and responses to the supplemental questionnaire. If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Executive Services at (408) 299-5894. EOE