Saturday, October 31, 2009

University Housing/Residential Life Librarian

University Housing/Residential Life Librarian
Department of Residential Life, University Housing

Our staff makes our halls a home.

We, the staff of the Department of Residential Life, have a vision for our work, "Learning, Growing, Mattering: for every person, on every floor, in every community."

We are seeking an individual who can help provide leadership and resources for students residing in University Housing in creating and fostering communities that strive toward this vision. This includes supporting the academic mission of the university by developing environments conducive to student learning and academic success, respecting, appreciating, and advocating for the diversity of our student population, fostering collaboration with the University Library, and supporting the holistic development of all our students.

The eight Residence Hall Libraries were established to meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of our students. The Residence Hall Library collection consists of 28,000 book titles, a large collection of DVDs, compact discs, and popular magazines including an extensive diversity and social identity collection. The Librarian coordinates the administration and supervision of all libraries and library staff in the University Housing Library system. He or she serves as an information specialist within University Housing and Residential Life. The Librarian supervises two full time secretaries, 2 graduate assistants, 2 graduate supervisors, and 55 students.

Position Specifications
The position is a full-time, 12-month academic professional appointment. University benefits include cumulative sick leave; group health, including options for same-sex domestic partners, vision, dental and life insurance with options for dependents; full tuition and partial fee waiver for two units per semester (approximately 2 courses) with approval of supervisor after the first semester of employment; state retirement, twenty-four vacation days and regular university holidays and other benefits for academic professionals. Salary is commensurate with experience. Starting date will be December 1, 2009 or as soon as possible after that date.

Application & Search Timeline
To receive full consideration, applications should be received by November 6, 2009. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and screening interviews will take place via the phone as applications are received. Campus finalists will be invited in late Early November 2009. We hope to fill the vacancy by with a start date of December 1, 2009, negotiable (no later than January 11, 2010)

Application Process
For full consideration, create your candidate profile at and upload a letter of application, a resume, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references by November 6, 2009. This position is a security sensitive position. Academic credentials will be required at a later date. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Melinda DelRossi, Housing Human Resources 217-244-2977 or .

Candidate Website / Additional Information
We encourage all applicants to learn more about the Department, Housing, the University of Illinois and the Urbana-Champaign community by visiting our candidate website:

Information about our Residence Hall Libraries can be found at:

Student Affairs/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minimum requirements for this position include a Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited school or it's degree equivalent and a minimum of three years full time experience in a library environment, including administrative experience and experience managing multiple priorities while coordinating a diverse set of functions is required of all applicants.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess:
• student affairs experience
• strong supervision experience
• demonstrated ability to copy catalog
• demonstrated ability to collaborate across multiple library environment
• knowledge of copyright law
• knowledge of integrated library system, in particular, Voyager
• strong desire to work with first and second year students
• significant work with undergraduate students
• understanding of and experience with implementing student-centered learning technologies
• the capacity to analyze and organize new information

The successful candidate will have strengths in many if not all of the above areas.

Interim Head Librarian of Technical Services & Systems

The St. Olaf libraries seek an experienced, creative, and energetic librarian to serve as the Interim Head Librarian of Technical Services and Systems. This is a full-time benefit eligible year-long appointment, with possible extension through the end of May 2011, while the current Head of Technical Services and Systems serves as the Interim College Librarian. Candidates should be well-versed in integrated library systems, especially desirable is experience with Innovative Interfaces (III). Experience in technical services and with library digitization work is also desirable. This position will provide leadership in library technology and will be opportunity to work on several exciting projects we are currently engaged in, including: (a) research and development of our new local electronic resource management system, (b) development of library and campus digitization procedures and projects (with our Digital Initiatives and Metadata Librarian), and (b) analysis and implementation of software we have recently purchased or are considering, including WorldCat Local, MetaLib, and open source ILS products.

This position will (a) plan, organize, and oversee the libraries' acquisition, organization, and distribution of information (including books, serials, and electronic resources), and (b) serves as the point person for technology and digital initiatives in the libraries. This position serves with other departmental heads on the libraries' administrative council and actively contributes to library-wide planning, policy-making, goal-setting and the development of new services and initiatives.

Candidates will have the opportunity to rethink past practices in light of new demands and opportunities. They should have a commitment to the liberal arts; a love of working with students and faculty; dedication to teamwork, and an ability to mentor and train others.

With nearly 3000 students, St. Olaf College, a residential campus in Northfield, MN, combines a leading liberal arts experience with the dynamic energy of a small university. Forty-four academic majors, 27 intercollegiate sports, a world-renowned music program and a nationally recognized commitment to international study help St. Olaf fulfill its mission to develop and nurture mind, body and spirit. St. Olaf is located in a charming, two-college town of 18,000 people, 35 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree and an M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited program in library or information science, or foreign equivalent. A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in libraries is required. Experience in academic libraries (particularly in a liberal arts college) and managing a website (especially using Dreamweaver and ColdFusion) are desirable.

A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is firmly committed to enhancing academic excellence by creating a diverse and inclusive campus community. Applications and nominations are not only encouraged but welcomed from persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups. For more information about the College, please visit the St. Olaf College Web site at

For a complete position description and how to submit application materials visit our website: Only online applications will be accepted. If you need assistance with the application process, call 507-786-3068 or email

Town Librarian - Fairfield (CT) Public Library

Find Your Home in Fairfield! The Town of Fairfield (CT) seeks a Town Librarian to build on the Library’s recent successes and lead it to new levels of excellence. Fairfield was ranked #9 as “the Best Place to Live in the US” (and #1 in the northeast) by in 2006. The Fairfield Library System serves a community of 58,000, in which 70% of all households have a library card with an approximate annual circulation of one million! Consisting of a Main library (60,000 sq. ft. building fully renovated in 2006, including the addition of an innovative Children’s space and the outstanding Bruce S. Kershner gallery) and the busiest branch in CT at 19,000 sq. ft., the Library is dedicated to its mission of strong public programming and services. The new Town Librarian will work with a committed staff (44 FTEs), an energetic core of volunteers, an established Friends of the Library group, and a $4.1 million budget to deliver quality services. The challenge for the next Town Librarian will be to move forward on the Library's Long Range Plan developed in 2008, including plans to renovate the branch while also leveraging strong community relationships and partnerships to continue the outstanding levels of service and programs. Additional information on the Library, Fairfield, and the surrounding area can be found at

Responsibilities. The Town Librarian of the Fairfield Public Library reports to a six-member Library Board of Trustees, serves as a Town department head (reporting to the First Selectman on administration matters), and works with the Board, staff, First Selectman, and major stakeholders to establish the strategic vision for the Library, aligning the Library’s mission, goals and objectives with the community’s needs and priorities. Overall responsibilities include: developing and maintaining effective internal and external communications; building and leading a diverse team of talented professionals to manage Library operations; planning, evaluation and oversight of the library budget; strengthening current governmental funding sources; working with the Fairfield Friends to develop additional revenue sources; and developing and maintaining partnerships with local, state and regional organizations and agencies.

See for the complete job description.

Qualifications. A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program and a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible administrative library experience including a minimum of three years supervisory experience. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications ability; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the community; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for library service. Proven success working effectively with a policy-making board, unions, and collaboratively with city officials is desirable.

Compensation. A starting salary range of $105,000-$115,000 (with final placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an outstanding fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Gossage Sager Associates/Bradbury Associates via email or call 816-531-2468. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word attachments to or The position closes December 13, 2009.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Distance Learning Librarian

Job Title - Distance Learning Librarian
Closing Date - Open until filled.City & State - Portland, OR
Portland State University Library

Distance Learning Librarian
General Description: Develops and coordinates the Library’s distance learning services and programs; coordinates initiatives and training for Library faculty and staff to support distance services in their respective areas; supports course-integrated online information literacy instruction in a collaborative environment; develops policies and procedures for providing access to materials to distributed learning students and faculty; participates in the library’s dynamic reference and instruction programs; and collaborates on the selection of information resources to support the distance education needs of a diverse institution. Some evening and weekend reference duty and/or instruction is required. Fixed-term faculty 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 entry-level, full-time, 12-month fixed-term faculty position, ranked at the Instructor level, reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Public Services.

Required Qualifications
ALA-accredited MLS.; experience developing online learning objects and guides, web applications, digital media, and with post-production editing; demonstrated understanding of, and expressed commitment to the principles and standards of information literacy; work experience in current pedagogy of online information literacy instruction; instructional technology training and experience; ability to successfully complete a criminal background check and provide transcripts.

Deadlines: Review of applications begins November, 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.

Library-Archives Preservation Coordinator

Library-Archives Preservation Coordinator – Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society is seeking an individual with education or equivalent experience in archives or library conservation and preservation, a background in library/archives research collections, and strong management skills to lead preservation work in the Division of Library-Archives. Well qualified applicants for this position would have a Master's degree in Preservation Administration, a Master's degree with a specialization in Preservation Management or Conservation, OR a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Preservation OR equivalent work experience.

Job Duties
Lead the preservation program in the Library-Archives Division and the operations of the paper conservation lab, the microimaging lab, and the audio lab; supervise a permanent staff of 5.75 full-time employees and 3.5 full-time limited-term employees; provide preservation expertise and guidance to staff assigned to preservation work; advise the Administrator of the Library-Archives Division on overall direction of the preservation program; conduct research and planning; identify priorities; develop policies, standards and procedures and orients staff to them; plan and manage implementation projects; prepare grant proposals; develop plans and specification for consultants; ensure that storage environments are monitored and oversee the implementation of standards for all rehousing, reformatting, and conservation activities performed by division staff; plan and coordinate disaster recovery procedures and contribute to the security of collections.

The Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Library-Archives holds a premier research collection on North American history, with library holdings of 3.9 million items and archives of 130,000 cubic feet. It is a depository for state and federal government publications and administers the Wisconsin State Archives, a repository for state and local government records. In addition to its excellent Wisconsin collections, the Library-Archives is widely known for its national holdings in genealogy, newspapers and periodicals, mass communications history, social action, organized labor, and film and theater history. The preservation coordinator supervises a professional conservator and a professional librarian, plus permanent microfilm lab staff engaged in maintaining the physical condition and security of this collection through preservation planning and projects, in an environment that emphasizes flexibility and teamwork.
Starting salary range is $21.594 to $35.631 per hour ($45,088 to $74,398 per year), plus
excellent benefits. There is a mandatory one year probationary period.

Got to to view more information about the Wisconsin Historical Society Library-Archives.

The application deadline is November 20, 2009. For details on this position’s responsibilities and on application instructions, go to

Librarian & Professional Positions


The University of Michigan Library seeks innovative librarians to join a dynamic, collegial team engaged in advancing research, collections, teaching, and learning in a client-oriented environment. Successful candidates for our positions will balance a wide range of service-oriented activities from reference services to collection development to electronic resource management to outreach and teaching.

Humanities and Social Sciences Subject Specialists
The Graduate Library Reference Department seeks creative, client-centered, advanced subject librarians to support the research, teaching, and learning of faculty and students in the English Language and Literature, History, and American Culture departments. As a liaison to one or more of these prominent academic departments, the subject specialist will assume direct responsibility for collection development, reference and research consultation, and instruction to a diverse community of faculty and students engaged in scholarship and study typically centered in one or more of the following disciplines: American Culture, American History, American Literature, British History, British Literature, Comparative Literature, French History, or Religious Studies. Candidates with relevant background in these subject areas, and strong interest in the opportunities and challenges for scholarship and teaching posed by our digital era, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Outreach Librarian and Curator
The Special Collections Library seeks an experienced, user-centered, specialist to invite and support teaching and learning of faculty, students, and others using its collections. The person in this position will promote the use of collections in appropriate courses through direct contact with departments and individual faculty, as well as with subject liaisons among librarian colleagues. The position also holds responsibility for curating collections in the humanities and participating in the general public service work of the unit. The successful candidate will bring to the position a deep knowledge of book history and book arts and a passion for sharing that knowledge, and will have the ability to function as part of a collegial, dynamic, and creative team within the Special Collections Library and the University Library.

Head of Electronic Acquisitions and Licensing Unit
In keeping pace with the fast changing trends in technologies related to the delivery of full-text scholarly resources, the Technical Services Division is seeking an innovative and energetic librarian to coordinate the Library’s electronic resource licensing and acquisitions efforts. With a service-oriented outlook, this librarian will work directly with colleagues library-wide to manage a complex and rapidly expanding e-resources collection. We seek a librarian interested in exploring the following: Development of an electronic resource management system; design of a flexible and efficient ordering and licensing workflow; Impact of archival and perpetual rights on collection development decisions; new standards for acquisitions and licensing metadata.

The University of Michigan, a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and one of the world’s premier research universities, has prominent faculty, rigorous academic programs, and a diverse cultural and social environment. Recent leadership examples include the launch of HathiTrust (, an unparalleled opportunity for the creation of new services in support of the teaching, learning, and research mission of the University; facility upgrades in support of undergraduate learning, writing, and research; launching of a new video archives collection; and our successful outreach efforts in support of medical clinical staff in support of evidence-based medicine. Situated in the heart of Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan is in a unique urban area with a small-town atmosphere and a vibrant cultural and intellectual sensibility.

Individuals with interest in and appropriate qualifications for one or more of these positions are encouraged to apply. For more information about specific responsibilities and qualifications, please visit To apply, send application (cover letter and resume) as email attachments to Robert Campe at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

Research & Instruction Librarian

Wellesley College Library
Research and Instruction Librarian
Information Services/Research, Instruction, and Computing Support


The successful Research and Instruction Librarian is a creative, energetic, service-oriented professional who welcomes the opportunity to engage in a broad range of activities, including reference service, library instruction, individual research consultations, web development, reference collection development, outreach to student groups, and liaison partnerships with faculty and colleagues within Information Services. The librarian in this position works individually and collaboratively with colleagues in planning for reference and instruction needs, and in building relationships with faculty and students in the Humanities to ensure their needs for library and technology services are met.


ALA-accredited MLS; 3-5 years relevant experience in a public service or academic setting; academic background in the humanities; demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment; experience in and enthusiasm for teaching; awareness of new technologies and trends and their application in meeting patrons’ information needs; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and strong group and analytical skills. Applicants must be able to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment.

Desired: Demonstrated interest in developing innovative, user-centered forms of service delivery; experience working with instructional technology tools; skill in web development and technical troubleshooting; experience working with targeted student groups (e.g. first year, international, or non-traditional students); and foreign language skills, particularly Chinese, Japanese, and/or Korean.

Applications should be submitted electronically at Preference will be given to candidates whose applications are received by Nov. 30, 2009.

Dual Outreach Librarian Positions

Excellent Employment Opportunities at Western Illinois University Libraries! WIU seeks:

· a creative and articulate Marketing & Outreach Librarian who will successfully market library services and events, join the leadership team for development and fundraising, collaborate with other university marketing staff, and oversee library publications. Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree, marketing experience, superior communication skills. For details visit or contact Mary Day at

· an innovative Student Outreach Services Librarian with demonstrated experience using Web 2.0 applications to provide service to patrons. Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree, superior interpersonal, communication and writing skills. Experience working in libraries and higher education, and with visual/graphic design and class-based instruction a plus. For details visit contact Mary Day at

These are 12-month non-tenure-track faculty positions. Screening of applications will begin on November 9, 2009. WIU is an AA/EO employer and has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Digital Archivist

The University of Virginia Library seeks a talented and dynamic individual to serve as Digital Archivist to a two-year grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This position will provide key leadership to a cohort of digital archivists from partner institutions (national and international) on this exciting initiative entitled: Born Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship (AIMS). Reporting to the Director of Digital Curation Services, this position will provide the methodology and integration of archival practices to an ever-growing corpus of materials used by scholars, authors, and other notables: namely, born digital content. This is a collaborative project that will require the coordination of complex activities across several other institutions. The Digital Archivist will participate in the creation of a best practices manual for archivists and stewards of born-digital collections. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the crossroads of special collections materials and new technologies.

Qualifications: Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and/or Master’s degree in history or related discipline.

Preferred: Candidates should have a broad understanding of archival and digital technology-related activities in an academic research library setting as well as knowledge of emerging trends in digital technologies and archival practice and where they might intersect. They should have demonstrated organizational skills in planning, prioritizing, and achieving goals in addition to excellent oral and written communication skills including presentation experience. Candidates should possess knowledge of digital archival and records management principles and practices, as well as the systems and automation techniques utilized which includes familiarity with EAD, MODS, METS, XML/XSL and other data structure standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials. They should also have the demonstrated ability to work with databases, develop functional requirements and workflows for programmers building new content management applications. Candidates should possess professional archival or digital records management experience with demonstrated professional accomplishments. The ability to provide leadership and to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment is critical.

Environment: The University of Virginia Library ( is a leader in innovative customer service, the development of digital library initiatives and infrastructure, and is recognized for the strength and variety of its collections. The Library system consists of twelve libraries, with independent libraries for health sciences, law, and business. The libraries support 13,000 undergraduates, 6,500 graduate students and 1,600 teaching faculty. The University and the Library have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The Neoclassical buildings of founder Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village still serves as the center of the University's Grounds ( and as a unique backdrop for teaching, learning, and research.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. This position has Administrative and Professional faculty status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on November 2nd, 2009 and the position will be open until filled. Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at <>. Search by position number FP677, complete application, and attach cover letter and resume, with contact information for three current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Library Human Resources at (434) 924-3081.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.

Digital Assets, Instruction and Outreach Librarian

Digital Assets, Instruction and Outreach Librarian,
Fine Arts Library
University of Texas Libraries – The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas Libraries seeks an enthusiastic and creative information professional to become the Digital Assets, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian. The successful candidate is responsible for instruction, outreach and managing digital assets for the Fine Arts Library. The successful candidate will work collaboratively to build strong faculty relationships with the College of Fine Arts and across campus in regards to digital asset management and services, organize and strengthen the Fine Arts Library instruction program, and build a lively and diverse outreach program. The successful candidate will facilitate patrons’ image discovery and use by providing general reference, instruction, and orientation to digital asset resources, tools, and technologies including DASe and ARTstor. The successful candidate will work closely with catalogers, database managers, and reformatting technicians. The successful candidate will develop and run the instruction program, coordinating course integrated library instruction sessions, related tours, and staff training on new resources and technology. The successful candidate will coordinate external communications for the Fine Arts Library, including publications, publicity, and participate in exhibit and event development and serves as liaison to the University of Texas Community and to the wider Austin community. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, innovative, and proactive. The position reports to the Head Librarian, Fine Arts Library, The University of Texas Libraries.

The Fine Arts Library is located in the Doty Fine Arts Building in the heart of the College of Fine Arts. Collections and services support the research and teaching of the College of Fine Arts which includes art, music, theatre and dance and audiovisual services for the entire campus community. Fine Arts Library digital assets include an image collection, an audio archive, and other discrete collections.

Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program. Experience working in a Fine Arts Library or Visual Resources Collection. Experience providing public service in an academic setting. Academic degree or significant coursework in the arts or a related field. Demonstrated knowledge of arts information and the needs of art students and faculty. Experience in instruction and in using technology to deliver information services. Experience organizing and describing information. Demonstrated ability to make effective use of communication technologies. Demonstrated ability to interact and network effectively with diverse internal and external clientele. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, changing environment. Eligible to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of and familiarity with digital assets in the fields of the fine arts. Experience managing projects. An advanced degree in an applicable subject area. Experience supervising staff. Demonstrated potential for leadership in library, university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Evidence of well developed organizational, time, and project management skills. Evidence of well-developed interpersonal skills, initiative, creative energy and resourcefulness. Knowledge of information literacy or active learning concepts, experience developing instructional materials. Experience in writing and editing, exhibit development, marketing, or related external communications activities. A strong commitment to public service. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills.

Salary and Benefits: $46,000 annually. No state or local income tax. Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.

Recruiting Schedule: To receive consideration, application materials should be submitted by October 20, 2009. All interested candidates must complete an Online Application by going to: ( Please refer to job posting number 09-09-29-01-0080 ( and follow applicant instructions given online. An email confirmation will be sent to those who apply online within 2-3 working days, along with a set of job-related questions that applicants will be asked to return to the department in order to complete their application materials. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact: Library Human Resources: [512-495-4360].

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Director of Collection Development and Scholarly Communication

The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director of Collection Development and Scholarly Communication. Reporting to the Dean and University Librarian, leads the collection development and scholarly communications activities at the University of Miami Libraries using a panoramic vision of the possibilities for research, scholarly communication, and collection development in this dynamic time of change.

THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality.

The University
THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries ( rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of is privately supported, non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The University comprises 11 degree granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science (
over 3 million volumes, 74,000 current serials, and over 64,000 E-journal titles. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the heart of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, and the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The campus also has independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,100 undergraduates, 5,100 graduate students, and 10,000 full and part time faculty and staff. The Libraries have a staff of 37 Librarians and 86 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, RLG, and Lyrasis.
For more information regarding the Libraries collections, visit

POSITION: Reporting to the Dean and University Librarian, the Director of Collection Development and Scholarly Communication is responsible for policy creation and the enhancement, evaluation, promotion, and management of all print, electronic and media information resources. The Director will negotiate major vendor licenses for electronic resources and effectively administer a collections budget that has grown steadily in recent years. Critical management talents include leadership for the Libraries’ collection development activities, in-depth collection analysis skill, preservation acumen, and a facility for cross-departmental communication. The ideal candidate will use creative vision and talent for outreach to lead scholarly communication and digital publishing efforts while reporting on trends and issues to the Libraries and the University community. The successful candidate will work to become an integral member of the University of Miami community, to ensure that the Libraries’ information resources enhance and support the teaching, learning and research of the University and align with the University’s strategic directions. This person will originate new models of collection development and preservation with respect to both the Libraries’ general and Special Collections. The Director’s aptitude for outreach will benefit the Libraries in advancing donor relations, promoting fund-raising efforts, and providing direction for future donor collections and gifts.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or its foreign equivalent, or a Ph.D. with appropriate library experience; a second masters or other advanced degree highly desirable, five years experience in an academic or research library with responsibilities in the areas of collection development or senior library management; comprehensive understanding of the contemporary academic publishing issues and practices including trends in scholarly communications, copyright and rights management; demonstrated record of leadership and effective engagement with faculty, strong intellectual curiosity, creativity, and initiative; knowledge of the historical and current trends and practices in scholarly publishing in a variety of academic disciplines and experience and/or knowledge of current digital collection management practices; management and budgetary experience, including budget preparation, allocation, projection, and analysis; strong organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills; evidence of ability to effectively mentor professionals and facilitate the work of others; experience with digital collection management practices; and a record of professional contributions.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications of the person selected. This is a non-tenure track twelve-month appointment at the Associate, or Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: paid pension plan; partially paid medical and dental insurance plans; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, moving allowance, and no state or local income taxes. More information on benefits can be found at:

APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to:

Marylen Exposito, Human Resources Manager
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
fax: 305-284-3913

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Head, Special Collections and Archives

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Special Collection and Archives at the James Branch Cabell Library. The VCU Libraries seeks a creative and forward looking leader who will continue the department’s successes building nationally recognized collections and support the teaching, research, and outreach missions of the VCU Libraries. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. An accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline (Librarianship, History, Archival Management or related area) is required, as is three or more years experience in archives and special collections in a university setting. Understanding of digitization practices, ability to establish and cultivate donor relationships, curatorial skills, and thorough understanding of archival practice is preferred. Salary: Commensurate with experience, not less than $60,000 annually. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled. The full position posting, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.