Sunday, June 21, 2009

Head Access Support

POSITION: Head, Access Support

RANK: Assistant/Associate University Librarian

REPORTS TO: Associate Dean, Technology & Support Services

SALARY: Minimum Annual Salary $54,000 (inclusive of $4,000 administrative stipend); Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials

Requisition #: 0802118

DEADLINE DATE: August 1, 2009 – review of applications will begin 7/1/09

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

The goal of Access Support is to provide leadership in the development, coordination and provision of services that facilitate user access to information resources. Access Support serves as the central point for distribution and clarification of policies and procedures for user access services. The unit is comprised of 8 FTE who perform lending, borrowing, document delivery, reserves, and customer service responsibilities. Access Support personnel instruct students, faculty, and staff in copyright compliance and seek copyright permissions for reserve and interlibrary loan materials.

The University of Florida Libraries seeks a skilled, organized, and service-oriented individual to head its Access Support unit. This tenure accruing faculty position has direct responsibility for coordinating circulation policies, processes, and project management for interlibrary loan, document delivery, and electronic course reserves for the libraries.

A key element of the assignment is the use of consensus building to determine/recommend consistency in policy development. The position is responsible for preparation of web-based resources, identifying best practices and trends in access services, and managing the workflow of a crucial unit whose goal is to support a large and complex research institution. The incumbent will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and
professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion (see


· Defines goals; establishes objectives and priorities; develops, implements, and evaluates plans, services, and programs for consistency; allocates resources and responsibilities for unit. Seeks opportunities for the Libraries to cooperate with other campus units.
· Provides leadership for the coordination and provision of circulation policies. Leads the development and implementation of policies and procedures to enhance service delivery and to comply with state, regional, and national agreements. Works with all stakeholders to manage the compilation and communication of policies via the Access Support web site.
· Develops, implements, evaluates, and reports on new services and programs.
· Provides coordination for course reserves, interlibrary loan, and copyright for on-campus and distance users; utilizes new technologies to make delivery of these services to users as efficient and seamless as possible; monitors and evaluates workflow; and, coordinates upgrades of equipment and software. Supervises 8 FTE direct reports.
· Coordinates student, staff, and faculty training in reserves, interlibrary loan, and copyright. Promotes scholarly communication.
· Prepares departmental statistical reports and is responsible for synthesizing information for projects, grants, and library use.

1. Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school or equivalent.
2. Successful supervisory experience in a library.
3. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments for self and others.
4. Strong customer service orientation.
5. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
6. Working knowledge of OCLC, integrated library system(s), interlibrary loan and reserves applications.
7. Substantiated, extensive knowledge of loan, circulation, and academic library practices.
8. Previous successful history in project management and attention to deadlines/details in a library environment.
9. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to develop consensus in diverse project groups.
10. Ability to manage complex, multi-faceted projects in a team environment.
11. Demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies in delivery/access services.
12. Potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion in a research environment.

1. Experience with managing reserves, interlibrary loan, circulation, and copyright.
2. Experience in training others in best practices in access/support services.
3. Experience with ExLibris, ILLiad and Ares.
4. Familiarity with web-based content access/delivery tools.
5. Knowledge of local, state, regional, and national policy in relevant areas.

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
The University of Florida Libraries are members of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Research Libraries Group, and SOLINET. The library staff consists of more than 400 FTE librarians, technical/clerical staff and student assistants. For more information about the Libraries, please visit

Access Support is a large and diverse unit within the George A. Smathers Libraries, responsible for lending, borrowing, document delivery, course reserves, and policy coordination activities. It serves as the central point for distribution and clarification of policies and procedures for user access services and copyright compliance. Access Support serves UF students, faculty, and staff as well as other libraries and institutions to provide UF owned and non-UF owned books and articles to patrons. For more information about Access Support, please visit

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.

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: 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 note that due to the tenure accruing nature of this faculty position, only applicants with current permanent eligibility for employment in the United States will be considered.

Please submit application materials via e-mail. Send, as attachments (MS-Word format preferred):

· Cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position;
· Essay: Resource Sharing is taking an increasingly important role in providing information to library users. Budgets are shrinking, enrollment is on the rise, and distance education is straining already taxed library services. Please share your vision of the future of Resource Sharing in this environment; (limit 250 words)
· Current resume;
· List of three references. Please include address, telephone and email information for references.

While the application deadline is August 1, 2009, applicant submissions will be reviewed beginning July 1, 2009. Send all required application materials to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:

Please note that candidates selected for onsite interviews will be required to give a public presentation.

Information Resources Program Coordinator (Librarian)

The University of Texas at Arlington
Information Resources Program Coordinator (Librarian)

Monthly salary: $4583 negotiable depending on qualifications.
Purpose of position: The Coordinator provides leadership in administering a materials budget to anticipate and meet the needs of the University community. This budget is over 5,000,000 U.S. dollars. Works closely with other program areas and branch libraries to coordinate shared activities.

Essential functions: Within the context of the Library organization and in consultation with other program areas, the incumbent plans for the continued growth and development of the Information Resources program. The Coordinator works with the Library administrators and other program coordinators to develop long range and strategic directions and initiatives. Develops the specific long range and operational goals related to Information Resources. Develops and implements mechanisms to assess progress toward goal and unit effectiveness. Develops budget proposals in relation to the Program goals and makes resource allocation decisions within the resources assigned. Monitors resource use and ensures compliance with appropriate fiscal and other regulations. Determines staffing needs and deployment including the need for staff increases or re-allocations, training and staff development, individual goal and performance expectations. Provides regular feedback on performance and conducts annual performance management reviews and makes recommendations for salary adjustments as appropriate. Plans and carries out a variety of statistical evaluations, surveys, and collection management programs for short and long-range needs and prepares narrative and statistical reports based on these evaluations with recommendations. Receives academic department accreditation and new program inquiries, gathers data, and completes forms or reports; represents the University Library on the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Monitors national and international trends and developments relevant to acquisitions, intellectual property rights, licensing, preservation and digital resources and provides initiative in supporting open access efforts and scholarly communication changes. Responds to the needs of the Program's primary customers, both internal and external. Participates in professional associations, workshops, conferences, and meetings; contributes to the advancement of the profession and the status of the UT Arlington Library. Other functions as assigned.

Required qualifications: American Library Association accredited Master's degree. Extensive and increasingly responsible and varied post-MLS professional experience in research academic libraries. Minimum of 5 years work experience in the administration of at least 2 of the following areas: acquisitions, collection management, preservation, or serials and electronic resources. Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience. Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated successful leadership and the ability to work productively with a wide range of individuals and groups. Able to articulate a well-developed vision for the future of collections, both print and electronic, in an academic library. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, major, graduated or not, and hours completed if not graduated.

Preferred qualifications: Proficiency in assessment techniques. Experience in the selection and evaluation of digital resources, including license negotiations, approval plans and financial management. Thorough understanding of the current issues in scholarly communication including copyright, open access, and intellectual property. Experience implementing electronic resource management systems (ERM). Second advanced degree in a related field such as Information Systems, Higher Education, or Business, with emphasis in Management, Finance, or Accounting. Excellent computer skills.

Working conditions: May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Professional development, conferences, and training may require travel and/or overnight accommodations. May occasionally work weekends or evenings. Security sensitive position; criminal background check conducted.

Applicants MUST apply online at If you need to use a computer with Internet access, you can come to our office at 140 West Mitchell Street, B200, Arlington, TX 76019 (Monday-Friday, 8AM to 4PM). For questions and assistance, call 817-272-3461. This job may close at any time. UTA is an EO/AA employer.

Assistant Librarian

Grand Valley State University Libraries invite applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Librarian to serve as the Government Documents Librarian and liaison to the Departments of Geology, Political Science and International Relations. Serves as the primary link between the Federal Depository Library program and the University Libraries. Duties will include providing virtual and traditional reference assistance, library instruction, and performing collection development. This position will be located at the Zumberge Library on GVSU's campus in Allendale, MI and will require some evening and weekend hours.

Requirements: Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution; exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in a team environment; strong commitment to public service.

Desired qualifications: experience working with government documents; background or experience working with the social sciences; experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library setting; experience with collection development. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to student success, and an understanding of the GVSU campus mission, the potential to fulfill the requirements for promotion and tenure, and the ability to work in a team-based organization.

Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include health and life insurance. Review of applications will begin June 15, 2009 and continue until the position is filled; recent library school graduates and those from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

To apply online, go to and attach a cover letter, list of references and resume and/or CV. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Grand Valley State University is a public four-year comprehensive university located in west Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The university attracts more than 22,000 students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Rapids is a metropolitan area with a population of over one million, rich in cultural amenities and in easy driving distance of superb summer and winter recreational venues.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Libary Education Positions


The School of Library & Information Studies, College of Communication & Information Sciences, The University of Alabama, invites applications and nominations for instructor for a three-year renewable contract, beginning as early as August 2009. Successful candidates will be prepared to teach six courses per year (including summer), to advise graduate students, and to participate in the life of the school. Instructors are welcome, but not obligated, to have a research/publication agenda. All faculty members provide online, on-campus, and off-site face-to-face instruction. Instructors must have 18 semester hours beyond the Master's degree; substantial progress toward a doctorate is desirable. Instructors will be eligible to apply for tenure leading positions as they become available and as individual qualifications match departmental needs.

Preference will be given to applicants with interests in one or more of the following areas:
~ Information & reference services, including bibliography, digital reference, assessment, and the evaluation of reference and information services;
~ Organization of information including cataloging, metadata, and subject analysis;
~ Academic librarianship, including management, administrative services, and higher education policy and planning. Work history in a library or another information environment, teaching, research assistance, and other related experiences are desirable.

The School, with 14 faculty members, offers an ALA-accredited Master's program, an MFA program in the book arts, and doctoral courses that contribute to a multidisciplinary doctorate in communication and information sciences. An undergraduate course sequence in information studies is also offered. The School is selective in admissions for all program options and the MLIS program ranks among the top 25 programs in North America.

School of Library & Information Studies faculty members engage in a broad range of scholarship, research, and creative endeavor. Recent output includes scholarly articles, award-winning books, a film based on a scholarly publication, and a US patent for software applications related to digital libraries. The Book Arts program has established significant ties with book artists in Cuba, with whom there is an ongoing collaboration. The School has an active and generous alumni association with which faculty and students interact regularly.

Tuscaloosa is centrally located in the Southeast, and is convenient to Atlanta, Birmingham, Mobile and the Gulf Coast, New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, and Chattanooga. The area offers outdoor activities year-round, a vibrant arts community, the cultural benefits of a major university, and services befitting a larger community. Living is good in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Applications (a letter and c.v. including the names and contact information for three references) should be addressed to Elizabeth Aversa, Director, School of Library & Information Studies, The University of Alabama, Box 870252, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0252. APPLICANTS MUST ALSO APPLY ONLINE AT

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 15, 2009 and will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Elizabeth Aversa
Director & Professor
School of Library & Information Studies
The University of Alabama
Box 870252, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0252
Telephone 205-348-4610
Fax 205-348-3746

Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian

Portland State University Library
Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian

General Description: The Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian provides reference and information services for the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the general public, participates in a dynamic instructional program, consults and collaborates with scholars in specific academic units, including classroom and online instruction, and possibly for-credit courses, and selects information resources to support the instructional and research needs of a diverse institution. Some evening and weekend reference duty and/or instruction is required. Portland State expects its tenured faculty to contribute to faculty governance activities within the Library and the University, engage in community and professional service, and pursue an active publication and research agenda, seeking grants as appropriate. This full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Public Services.

Required Qualifications
ALA-accredited MLS; two years of full-time professional post-MLS experience in an academic library setting; evidence of professional service and scholarship; effective communications and collaborative skills; experience with library systems and Internet applications; collection development experience; experience using digital and Web technologies in the delivery of library services; experience integrating information literacy concepts into teaching; experience developing reference and instruction services; must be able to successfully complete a criminal background check and provide transcripts.

Deadlines: Review of applications June 1, 2009. Open until finalists identified.

Online ad: Please see the full posting at .
To Apply: Send cover letter (address how your knowledge and experiences meet qualifications); resume; and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four references to: Anne Keech, Search Coordinator, . Applications not containing all requested documents will not be considered. Electronic application materials are strongly preferred (Word or.pdf documents).

PSU is an AA/EO institution and, in keeping with the President's diversity initiative, welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Instruction and Reference Services Librarian

Mount Saint Mary College seeks a creative, energetic, and self-motivated librarian to advance instruction and reference services at Curtin Memorial Library. Reporting to the library director, the Instruction and Reference Services Librarian is a campus and library leader in all aspects of information literacy instruction. Has primary responsibility for the library’s information literacy program, including course-related instruction in general education and discipline-based courses, student and faculty workshops, online tutorials, and research consultations. Designs and manages in-person and electronic reference service, including a new information commons. Develops and maintains web pages that support instruction and reference. Works closely with classroom faculty to promote instruction and reference service. Responsible for developing student learning outcomes and for assessing both instruction and reference. Supervises the curriculum library and its staff. Supervises part-time reference librarians. Works with campus offices outside the library to integrate information literacy into the college curriculum. Develops the reference collection and participates in collection development in assigned subject areas. Is expected to be professionally active and active in college service.

Required Qualifications
· A master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program
· A minimum of two years of teaching experience, preferably in a college library.
· A minimum of two years of recent academic reference experience.
· A commitment to the goals of information literacy, a genuine enthusiasm for teaching, and demonstrated teaching ability.
· The ability to design and manage responsive reference services in an information commons environment.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills. A “people person,” able to establish a quick rapport with students and faculty.
· Familiarity with emerging technologies and trends in higher education.
· Commitment to continuous improvement, best practices, and innovation in library services.
· Flexibility in covering reference desk and instruction schedules.
· Ability to meet performance guidelines established for library faculty.
· Ability to work independently and collaboratively with librarians and support staff.

Preferred Qualifications
· Experience in coordinating library instruction programs.
· Experience in integrating information literacy into a general education program.
· Experience in assessing information literacy learning outcomes.
· Library liaison experience.
· Experience in creating or maintaining web site content.

This is a 12-month, tenure-track position. Strong benefits package including four weeks vacation and tuition benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

Curtin Memorial Library at Mount Saint Mary College
Curtin Memorial Library is a learning-centered organization of five librarians and eight support staff whose focus is connecting students and faculty with information and ideas. Teaching and personal service are central to the library mission. Mount Saint Mary College is an independent, co-educational, comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the scenic Hudson River Valley, about 60 miles north of New York City. The college enrolls approximately 2,600 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. Mount Saint Mary College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to a diverse campus community.


Submit a letter of application, a resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references, along with the following:

  • A brief description of the information literacy sessions taught over the past two years
  • A few samples of instructional materials prepared (e.g., hand-outs, assignments, user guides, web pages, etc.)
  • Sample assessments of instruction or reference (if available)

Send these materials to:
Barbara Whitney Petruzzelli
Library Director
Curtin Memorial Library
Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550

Review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Candidates selected for an on-campus interview will be expected to make a 15-minute presentation to the search committee and library staff members on a research database, another electronic research tool, or an information literacy concept.

Librarian I Vacanies

Come and soak up the sun in Virginia Beach and grow with us! Virginia Beach Public Library seeks innovative, energetic and creative professionals with a commitment to enriching the life of our community and creating a climate of lifelong learning to join our public and technical teams.

The Virginia Beach Public Library System provides free access to accurate and current information and materials to all individuals, and promotes reading as a critical life skill. It supports the educational and leisure needs of citizens with a system of area libraries and services consisting of a Central Library located in an upscale and popular “town center” and 8 neighborhood branches, a bookmobile, public law library and special services for the blind and visually handicapped. The City of Virginia Beach, with a population of 430,000, is located on the Atlantic Ocean in Southeast Virginia and has recently been rated as the sixth best big city in the United States and as one of the top ten healthiest places to live in the United States. The City of Virginia Beach offers a wide range of benefits including paid retirement, health, life, disability and long term care insurances, annual and sick leave, etc. The following positions are currently open in the Virginia Beach Public Library Department.

Librarian I Reference and Information Services
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library (2 vacancies)
Salary Range: $39,446 - $59,169
Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Master of Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university or Virginia State Library Certification. This is an entry level position with opportunity for career progression. Work in a team oriented and collaborative environment , which provides advanced reference and information services to library customers through reference interviews, the research process and techniques using print, non print, electronic and Internet resources; promotes and markets the library’s collection and services through bibliographic instruction, tours, displays, programs and other activities. Additional duties may be assigned to ensure the day-to-day work flow of the agency.

Librarian I Youth and Family Services
Serves multiple locations (1 vacancy)
Salary Range: $39,446 - $59,169
Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Master of Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university or Virginia State Library Certification with an emphasis on Teen services. This is an entry level position with opportunity for career progression. Work in a team oriented and collaborative environment, providing quality services for all Virginia Beach citizens aged 0-18, with an emphasis on Teen services. These services include, but are not limited to: presenting storytimes and special programming for children, teen program planning, providing reader’s advisory, reference and information services to children and teens, assisting with the system Winter and Summer Reading Programs, supervising the teen advisory groups, providing training for staff in youth services and assessing and coordinating teen services for the Virginia Beach Public Library system. Additional duties may be assigned to ensure the standardization of Youth and Family services programs across the system.

Librarian I – Collection Development Librarian
Collection Management (1 vacancy)
Salary Range: $39,446 - $59,169
Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Master of Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university or Virginia State Library Certification. This is an entry level position with opportunity for career progression. The Collection Management Division provides centralized selection for all library agencies. Along with three other Collection Development Librarians, this position analyzes data to determine collection needs, selects materials; recommends budget allocations and monitors expenditures; responds to requests for materials from staff and customers; recommends collection policy and guidelines and serves on the departmental Collection Management Team. The emphasis for this position is reference, electronic resources, DVD’s and Dewey 100’s and 300’s.

The Virginia Beach Public Library Department will consider an applicant within 6 months of obtaining a Masters in Library Science (MLS/MLIS). If selected, the candidate will be expected to complete this degree within 6 months of their hire date as a condition of employment. To obtain more information and to apply on-line visit our website at . The deadline for applying is Friday, June 19, 2009. Virginia Beach is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Library Director, Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY

Library Director IV
Ithaca, New York
Contact: Stephen Estes, Deputy Commissioner of Personnel
Tompkins County Personnel
125 E. Court St.
Ithaca, NY 14850

Library Director, Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY.

Ithaca, NY, the county seat of Tompkins County, is situated picturesquely in the heart of the
Finger Lakes region at the southern end of Cayuga Lake, the region’s largest lake. Tompkins County is a mix of city and country, rural, urban and suburban. The presence of Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College results in a highly educated, informed and mobile user segment of the population. The diverse population represents many groups and viewpoints.

Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) serves the greater Ithaca area and coordinates services with five independently chartered Tompkins County libraries in Dryden, Groton, Lansing, Newfield and Trumansburg. TCPL is also the Central Library for the Finger Lakes Library System serving 33 member libraries in the counties of Cayuga, Cortland, Tioga, Tompkins and Seneca.
The ideal candidate must possess strong leadership, communication and budgeting skills to
guide a medium-sized library with a $3.4M budget, a staff of approximately 50 employees, an annual circulation of 835,000 items serving a county population of over 100,000, and a system population of over 310,000. The candidate must be able to provide vision and inspiration for the library community and demonstrate the capacity to provide successful collaborations with educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, local agencies, area businesses and community interests in the face of changing economic, social, and technological challenges into the next decade.

Graduation from an ALA Accredited school or program with a graduate degree in library or
information studies AND possession of, or eligibility for, a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate AND eight years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, two years of which must have been in an administrative capacity.

The salary shall be commensurate with experience in the range of $85,389 to $92,770 and
includes an attractive benefits package.

The Tompkins County Public Library Director is a competitive class civil service position.
Applicants must meet the civil service requirements. Please submit the Tompkins County application for employment, a cover letter and curriculum vitae illuminating qualifying knowledge, experience, and abilities to Stephen Estes, Deputy Commissioner, Tompkins County Personnel Department, 125 E. Court
St., Ithaca, NY 14850, 607-274-5562,

Applications accepted until 06/30/2009. Position to be filled by October 2009.

Urban Sustainability Librarian

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries invites applications for an Urban Sustainability Liaison Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Collection Management Department, this new tenure-track faculty position will serve as library liaison to the campus-wide urban sustainability research initiative, providing research assistance, instruction and collection development services to meet the information needs of the project. For more information about the UNLV Urban Sustainability Initiative, please visit The incumbent will also be responsible for leading the Libraries’ efforts to develop policies, procedures, workflows, and timelines governing deposit of content in UNLV’s institutional repository (BePress Digital Commons). The successful candidate will participate actively in the Libraries’ instruction program by conducting specialized instruction in urban sustainability and will contribute to library information literacy initiatives. In addition, the incumbent will provide general reference assistance to library patrons in person, on the telephone and electronically through email and instant messaging. For more information, please visit

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

Youth Services Librarian

The St. Louis Public Library is looking for a Youth Services Librarian. Candidates must have a MLS in Library Science. Experience in youth services and storytelling skills desirable. Knowledge of child development and children’s literature is essential.

The person in this position schedules, plans and presents programs in the branch as well as in schools, head starts, daycares, parent and teacher groups, etc. Provides reference assistance to children and youth. Assists children and adults with computers, including Internet access. Position requires use of personal vehicle to travel to various locations for outreach programs. This position requires flexibility and good written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to work with children of all ages, and possess sound judgment. This individual must be able to establish rapport with co-workers, patrons and staff in daycare centers, head starts, and busy neighborhood library serving a diverse multicultural clientele. Prepares deposit collections and assists with collection development and maintenance. Maintains statistics and community contacts. Supervises homework helpers and volunteers. Manages department in the absence of the Manager. May assists with system-wide projects as assigned and serve on Youth Services and system committees.

St. Louis Public Library offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Interested applicants should forward a resume to:

St. Louis Public Library
Human Resources
1415 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Fax: 314-539-0335

Branch Manager

The St. Louis Public Library is looking for a Branch Manager to join the management team.

MLS degree from an ALA Accredited Library School and a minimum of 3-5 years public library managerial experience.

The person in this position must have supervisory skills to manage the day-to-day operation of a neighborhood branch. It is essential that the person in this position be able to direct the activities of others while maintaining excellent customer relation skills. Must have superior abilities in the area of reference and readers advisory. Also, will have the knowledge of reference tools, bibliographic sources and classification systems and the ability to apply this knowledge to assigned areas of responsibility. Should possess excellent organizational skills; report writing skills and attention to detail. Additionally, operational support is needed in the areas of circulation, statistical reporting, opening and closing of the branch, collection development, making presentations and directing the daily branch operations. Must have strong professional skills in community outreach and adult programming. Should be able to meet deadlines and follow SLPL Policies and Procedures. Experience working with diverse populations is a plus. Verbal, written and computer skills are essential. Must have a willingness to provide customer service in a small but busy branch in a transitional neighborhood.
St. Louis Public Library offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Interested applicants should forward a resume to:

St. Louis Public Library
Human Resources
1415 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Fax: 314-539-0335

Education Services Librarian

J. Willard Marriott Library
Education Services Librarian

Librarians in Education Services participate in a wide variety of instructional programs, design materials and assessment instruments for face-to-face as well as online instruction, create instruction-related web pages, and contribute to direct patron service.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Head of Education Services, the successful candidate will work with the Education Services librarians and others in an ambitious program to expand information, visual, and technology literacies across the disciplines. The librarian will assist in developing and offering new and innovative ways to teach students. Librarians in Education Services have a passion for teaching and provide stimulating experiences for students as they learn to use library resources and software applications. Library instruction is provided through first year courses, course-integrated instruction across the disciplines, stand-alone workshops, research labs, in-house faculty and staff workshops, and through online resources and services. Instruction librarians are excited about working with faculty members. Campus outreach is an important role. Education Services Librarians develop assessment instruments, provide research services, use emerging technologies, and may participate in collection development. The successful candidate will have responsibility for coordinating one of the first-year library instruction programs: Writing 2010, Educational Psychology 2600, the Marriott Library workshop series, or LEAP, a first year experience program. A key quality in a successful candidate will be the ability to thrive in a changing environment.


  • ALA-accredited MLS by time of hire or equivalent academic credential
  • Knowledge of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
  • Strong interest in teaching and using innovative and engaging pedagogical strategies
  • Demonstrated effective training/teaching skills with group, class, and one-on-one settings
  • Experience with information technologies including web design, web authoring tools, and emerging technologies such as RSS, podcasting, blogs, wikis
  • Experience or training in developing online resources such as tutorials, point of need assistance, surveys, and guides
  • Interest in using and teaching software applications
  • Ability to work both independently and with others in a team environment
  • Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to providing excellent and innovative service
  • Ability to work in a complex, changing environment
  • Ability to meet University’s requirements for promotion and continuing appointment (tenure equivalency)
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse population
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check


  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Knowledge of adult learning
  • Knowledge of instructional design principles
  • Experience in providing in-person and/or online services at a reference, help, or information desk
  • Familiarity with course management software
  • Experience in an academic library

Salary: $44,000

Benefits: Excellent benefits calculated at approximately 35% of salary including TIAA-CREF, medical, dental, generous paid sick and vacation accrual, sabbaticals, professional development time.

Marriott Library is an ARL library with holding of nearly 3 million volumes, including 32,000 journals in electronic and print formats, and a considerable number of other networked electronic resources. The University, with a student population of 27,000, is situated on a 1,500 acre campus in Salt Lake City. The library is very near completion of a large-scale renovation which includes a state- of-the-art Knowledge Commons and a center to create multimedia digital content. Teaching facilities, used by campus and library instructors, include 18 classrooms, labs and seminar rooms and a 250 seat auditorium.

Salt Lake has a population of over 1 million and offers residents a wide variety of cultural, entertainment and recreational activities, all located along the Wasatch Mountain Range.

Application Procedures – Send a detailed letter of application addressing how your experience matches the qualifications, vitae, and names and contact information, including email, mail and phone numbers, of three references electronically to:

Kristeen Arnold
Human Resources Director
5043 J Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0860

Applications received by June 30, 2009 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

The University of Utah is an EO/AA Employer. We encourage applications from woman and minorities and provide reasonable accommodations to known disabilities of applicants and employees.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.