Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Director of Libraries and College Librarian

St. Olaf College, one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, seeks a Director of Libraries and College Librarian to lead and manage its libraries. Reporting to the Provost’s Office, the Director will provide academic and administrative leadership, expertise, and vision for the St. Olaf College Libraries and the St. Olaf College community.

A service orientation, a commitment to education in the liberal arts tradition, a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities for academic libraries in the 21st century, and knowledge of the broad array of responsibilities in an undergraduate liberal arts college library are essential qualifications for this position.

The Director of Libraries and College Librarian will be a person of integrity with an inclusive, team-oriented management style, and exceptional communication and relationship-building skills. S/he will provide visionary leadership to the college community related to the role of the library in support of the college’s mission.

St. Olaf College, a residential campus with nearly 3000 students, combines a leading liberal arts experience with the dynamic energy of a small university. Forty-five graduation 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 the picturesque community of Northfield, Minnesota, approximately forty miles south of the Twin Cities, an urban center of 3.7 million and considered the Capital for the Arts in the Upper Midwest. The area provides numerous options for both indoor and outdoor enthusiasts and exposure to a diversity of cultures, interests and lifestyles. To learn more about St. Olaf College visit: http://www.stolaf.edu

Qualities and Qualifications

• An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science or information services (or international equivalent) and a record of professional engagement commensurate with the level of the position. (An additional advanced degree in an academic discipline is a preferred qualification.)
• Significant and successful administrative and financial management experience in academic libraries including advocacy, budgeting, collection development, technical services, reference, project management, and personnel supervision.

For the complete position profile and application instructions visit: https://jobs.stolaf.edu
Review of applications will begin on April 3, 2009, and will continue until the position has been filled.

Nominations, confidential inquires, and questions regarding this search may be directed to employment@stolaf.edu.

A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty and staff. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service.

If you are in need of assistance with the application process, please inform the Office of Human Resources so that appropriate accommodations can be made.

Instructional Design Librarian

This position has been filled.

Company Name:
Bucknell University
Position Title:
Instructional Design Librarian
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States, 17837

Job Description
Bucknell University seeks to hire the position of Instructional Design Librarian who is directly responsible for supporting and adding value to the education Bucknell students receive. He/she blends the skill set of an academic librarian with the instructional designer's ability to apply instructional technology appropriately into the teaching and learning process. The Instructional Design Librarian is fully engaged with faculty and students providing relevant instruction, outreach and support for scholarship. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Research Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Designs and develops digital learning objects and online instructional resources to support the university's information literacy and technological competencies learning goal.
  • Assists faculty and staff in the design of online materials and learning objects.
  • Serve as a Library and ITEC liaison to several academic departments.
  • Works directly with faculty to realize the expectations of the new university learning goals and the resulting curricular changes.
  • Provides specialized instruction and reference services for assigned subject areas.
    Collaborates with faculty to build and maintain collections to support the curriculum in the assigned areas. Uses collection assessment data in decision making.
  • Through active assessment and program review, assures work and contributions are meeting work group, organization and University goals.
  • Participates in outreach services, marketing and assessment program to improve services.
  • Actively identifies possible points for technology integration into Research Services programs and work.
  • Keeps abreast of changing technology and information resources and delivery mechanisms.
  • Maintains a deep knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in academic library outreach, instructional technology, instruction, information literacy, and information access and actively identifies relevant initiatives for local implementation.
  • Develops and maintains an understanding of the aims and needs of the University's teaching, learning and research programs through active consultation with faculty, administrators and information technology peers.
  • Collaborates with faculty and other ITEC liaisons to inspire and support academic users of information resources and instructional technology thereby enhancing teaching and learning.
  • Teaches information literacy skills in the classroom, using current learning, teaching and information literacy theory and appropriate instructional technology.
  • As appropriate, both leads and participates in key projects and strategic initiatives related to library instruction, outreach and student support.
  • Is active in the library profession at both the national and regional level.


ALA- accredited MLS degree required. Additional subject area master's degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of instructional design techniques and information literacy concepts.
  • Knowledge and experience with full range of contemporary web 2.0 technologies.
  • Familiarity with Blackboard or comparable learning management tools.
  • Ability to set priorities and manage work and deadlines independently required.
  • Ability to write clear, accurate communications and other documentation.
  • Ability to analyze data and make local decisions based on national and local trends and to design processes that enhance services while maximizing university resources.
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with a high priority placed on the ability to effectively undertake instruction and other public speaking engagements.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with others and accept direction from supervisors.
  • About the Organization
    In August 1997 Bucknell University integrated its library and computing organizations to form Library and Information Technology Department. We focus on strengthening natural areas of collaboration and creating synergies among staff members. We strive to create an information-rich environment for the campus, and enjoy a strong service reputation. Library and Information Technology is committed to supporting the professional development of its 87 staff members.

    Bucknell is a highly selective, predominately undergraduate residential university with strong liberal arts and professional programs. There are approximately 3400 undergraduates and 150 master's degree students. The campus is in a beautiful rural setting adjacent to the Susquehanna River. Harrisburg and State College (home of Penn State University) are about an hour away; New York, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are approximately a three to four hour drive. The university supports an active program of cultural events and opportunities for recreation.

    Contact Information
    To learn more about our Bucknell University's Library and Information Technology, explore our website at http://www.bucknell.edu/libraryIT.

    For maximum consideration, post a cover letter, resume, and names of three references by midnight, April 26, 2009 on Bucknell University's online recruiting website at "Working at Bucknell" http://www.bucknell.edu/jobs. Bucknell encourages applications from women and members of minority groups (EEO/AA).

    Monday, March 23, 2009

    Rare Books Cataloging Librarian (#252 and #253)

    University of Southern California
    USC Libraries is seeking two contract librarians to catalog rare books in Special Collections. Reporting to the Head, Special Collections, the librarians the Rare Books Cataloging Librarians (#252 and #253) will be responsible for original cataloging of rare books, serials, pamphlets, and ephemera for special collections in various languages. Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited program; knowledge of AACR2, LC and Dewey classification, LCSH, MARC formats, online catalog management procedures/techniques; working knowledge of OCLC cataloging utilities, and local integrated online library systems. USC is an EO/AA Employer. For full position description and application procedure, see: http://www.usc.edu/libraries/jobs/librarians

    Head, Education and Social Work Library Services (#251)

    University of Southern California

    The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented librarian as Head of Education and Social Work Library Services (#251) to provide library services for the Rossier School of Education and School of Social Work. Reporting to the Director, Public Services Division III, the Head will participate in reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach, working closely with the two Schools, serving residential and distance learners. Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent; a bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline, or significant experience working with social sciences information resources. USC is an EO/AA Employer. For full position description and application procedure, see: http://www.usc.edu/libraries/jobs/librarians

    Copy and Non-Book Cataloger Section Head (#249)

    University of Southern California

    USC Libraries is seeking a librarian to manage the Copy Cataloging Section in Technical Services. The Copy & Non-Book Cataloger Section Head (#249) supervises unionized staff, develops and promotes section plans, and provides training; is responsible for following departmental policies and national cataloging standards and remains current on issues, trends and developments within the field; creates original and copy cataloging for materials in all formats. Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited program, at least two years cataloging experience. This is a one-year contract position with the potential to be renewed annually. USC is an EO/AA Employer. For full position description and application procedure, see: http://www.usc.edu/libraries/jobs/librarians

    Monday, March 16, 2009

    Librarian Head of Preservation #102801

    An opportunity for a service-oriented individual to work within the team environment of the University of Maryland (UM) Libraries in College Park, the largest university library system in the region and in close proximity to the nation’s capital. Visit the UM Libraries’ Web site at http://www.lib.umd.edu <http://www.lib.umd.edu/>

    *RESPONSIBILITIES:* The Head of Preservation oversees an evolving program for preservation of the Libraries’ collections. Responsible for planning, implementation, and administration of conservation/preservation program that encompasses all aspects of material treatments and is concerned with all media and formats (including print, digital, microforms, manuscripts, photographs, realia, and other non-print media). Coordinates and facilitates department activities, facilitates organizational communications, fosters an environment of shared responsibility, and develops and promotes strategic plans and vision. Will assess and redesign the Libraries’ preservation program to meet the expanding needs of the Libraries’ unique special collections in all formats, including digital objects. Provides leadership through active participation on teams and committees at the department, division, Libraries, and University level and within the profession. Works under the direction of the Assistant Director of the Technical Services Division.

    *QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:* *Required:* ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library science or equivalent professional degree and experience in the conservation/preservation field. Five years of professional experience in an academic or research library, including two years managing preservation or conservation staff and at least one year and preferably as many as three years of relevant experience with digital resources. Training and experience in conservation/preservation treatment, practices, issues, and trends. Demonstrated knowledge of life cycle management of digital assets. Excellent organizational, management, and supervisory skills. Strong public service orientation. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively with administrators, faculty, students, and library staff in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment. Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.

    *Preferred:* Demonstrated success in writing grant proposals.

    Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.lib.umd.edu/groups/la/APPSC/index.html

    *APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications preferred. * For full consideration, send application with position title and number in the subject line. Submit cover letter, resume and names/e-mail addresses of three references *by March 31, 2009*. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will be in April. Applications accepted until position is filled. Send to lib-hremploy@umd.edu <mailto:lib-hrremploy@umd.edu> Full job description at: http://www.lib.umd.edu/PASD/hremployment.html

    *EEO/AA Employer.*

    Manager of Library Technical Services

    Oakland Community College (Michigan) is currently accepting applications for the position of Manager, Library Technical Services.

    Minimum Qualifications: Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS), or equivalent degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program AND five years of management or supervisory experience in a library. Experience with multi-cultural students and staff preferred.

    All applicants must complete an application, provide a cover letter, current resume and submit college transcripts for all degrees earned. Job description information and an application are available for this position at www.oaklandcc.edu/Employment. Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2009. Please refer to Position 09MST06-11330.

    As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, Oakland Community College is
    seeking candidates who will augment the diversity of its faculty, staff and administration

    Coordinator of Library Electronic Resources

    Oakland Community College (Michigan) is currently accepting applications for the position of Coordinator, Library Electronic Resources.

    Minimum Qualifications: Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS), or equivalent degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program AND three years library experience with applying current and emerging web and Web 2.0 technologies. Experience managing electronic library resources and services. Experience with multi-cultural students and staff preferred.

    All applicants must complete an application, provide a cover letter, current resume and submit college transcripts for all degrees earned. Job description information and an application are available for this position at www.oaklandcc.edu/Employment. Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2009. Please refer to Position 09MST05-11331.

    As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, Oakland Community College is
    seeking candidates who will augment the diversity of its faculty, staff and administration

    Friday, March 13, 2009

    Associate University Librarian for Information Technology

    Director Information Technology

    Duke University Libraries is seeking an innovator and consensus builder as our next Associate University Librarian for Information Technology (AUL IT) or Director for Information Technology. Reporting directly to the Vice Provost for Library Affairs, the AUL IT ensures the delivery of responsive, timely and cost-effective instructional and administrative technology services for the Libraries. Building on the success of the Mellon-funded OLE Project (http://oleproject.org/overview/), s/he will play a pivotal role in technology planning that considers emerging technologies and IT infrastructure development to support user access to materials and information in a variety of formats.

    Leading a division comprised of four departments and twenty-three staff, the AUL IT is a high profile position working across University lines to forge partnerships and foster collaboration among University technology units.

    Candidates should possess: a record of successful senior IT leadership, preferably but not necessarily in an academic research library, hold an MLS, MIS or relevant advanced degree; significant experience in the strategic planning, development and implementation of complex IT systems; demonstrated leadership style that promotes teamwork, multi-channel communications and consensus building. Please go to http://library.duke.edu/jobs/aulit.html for the complete position description.

    Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its branches: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Lilly, and Music and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke’s library holdings of 5.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

    Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

    Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such has health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/duke_benefits.html

    Duke University Libraries is a member of the Triangle Research Libraries Network which promotes collaboration in the areas of information resources and services, information technology, and human resources among the libraries of Duke University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University and North Carolina State University.

    Send cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Teresa Tillman, Library Human Resources, at library-jobs@duke.edu. Please include IT in the subject line. Review of applications will begin in mid-March and will continue until the position is filled.

    Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Duke University Libraries has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

    Monday, March 9, 2009

    Archivist, William S. Cohen Papers

    Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono seeks an experienced archivist to organize, manage and promote the use of the William S. Cohen Papers, which consist of more than 1,000 linear feet of materials, in a variety of formats, documenting Cohen’s career as a congressman, senator, and Secretary of Defense.

    Required: Masters Degree in Archival Science (MAS), ALA-accredited MLS, or a graduate degree in history or related discipline. Graduate-level coursework or training in archival administration. Archival processing experience and experience preparing exhibits and/or planning programs for a cultural heritage organization. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Finalists for this position must successfully complete a State Bureau of Investigation background check and a Credit Rating background check.

    Preferred: Experience processing congressional papers or similar types of materials. Knowledge of twentieth century American political history. Experience with EAD and XML. Experience with donor relations and fund raising.

    Raymond H. Fogler Library is the primary research library for the State of Maine. The University of Maine is the Land Grant University and Sea Grant College for the State of Maine. It is the flagship institution of the University of Maine System, offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. The University of Maine has approximately 11,300 students and 676 faculty. Fogler Library has a collection of more than 1 million volumes and a staff of 22 professionals and 40 support staff. The library uses the Innovative integrated system and has developed Mariner, a digital library. It is a Tri-State Regional Depository and a full patent and trademark depository.

    This is a full-time position, with renewal contingent on outside funding and performance with a salary range of $39,900 to $66,500 and an excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF.

    Review of applications will begin March 30, 2009 and continue until the position is filled.

    Send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to:
    Cohen Archivist Search Committee
    5729 Fogler Library
    University of Maine
    Orono, ME 04469-5729
    FAX: 207-581-1594
    Or email to: marycady@maine.edu

    The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the website is www.umaine.edu
    Website for the Cohen Collection is www.library.umaine.edu/cohen/default.htm

    Instructor/Assistant Professor, Electronic Information Coordinator

    Western Kentucky University Libraries

    WKU Libraries invites applications for the position of Electronic Information Coordinator, a 10 month tenure track position in the Department of Library Public Services. Principal responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of electronic resources, including license negotiation and implementation; regularly preparing and analyzing use statistics. Provides reference assistance, research instruction, and collection development in assigned disciplines. A complete job description is available at http://www.wku.edu/library/jobs/

    Candidates should send a letter of application, resume and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three professional references to:

    Sean Kinder, Chair, Search Committee
    Department of Library Public Services
    Western Kentucky University
    1906 College Heights Blvd. #11067
    Bowling Green, KY 42101-1067

    Or to:


    Review of applications will begin March 1, 2009.

    Western Kentucky University is committed to the promotion of stewardship and student engagement.
    All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply including women, minorities, persons with disabilities and disabled veterans.Western Kentucky University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.