Thursday, December 24, 2009

Head of Special Collections and University Archivist

Colgate University seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professional to lead its Special Collections and University Archives to begin May 1, 2009. Reporting to the University Librarian, the successful candidate will provide leadership, vision, planning, and management for the Libraries’ special collections and archives and participate in their development, preservation, organization, promotion and digitization with particular focus on management of the University Archives. This individual supervises the Special Collections, Metadata, and Web Librarian, the part-time Conservation Technician, and student assistants.

An accredited master’s degree in library, information science, archives or museum studies or equivalent, three years experience with archives and special collections, and experience with digitization is required. Other requirements, a job description, and application procedures are available at: . Review of applications will begin January 18, 2010.

Colgate University is an EO/AA employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university’s educational mission. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Assistant University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Assistant University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
Adelphi University
Garden City, NY

Assistant Professor - Tenure-track faculty position.
Processes archival and special collections materials in all formats. Develops digital archives and creates and maintains websites and web-based finding aids. Responds to reference and research inquiries and assists in exhibition program. Trains and supervises student employees. Participates in the Library’s information literacy program and provides general reference service. Selects materials in assigned subject areas.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS required (concentration in archives preferred). A second post-baccalaureate degree or similar proof of advanced study is required for tenure. Knowledge of archival principles and practice including appropriate metadata schemes and standards. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment, and evidence of ability to meet criteria for promotion and tenure. Experience in an archival or special collections environment preferred.

For complete details on this position and the application process, please visit:

Adelphi University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deputy County Librarian - Public Services

Contra Costa County Library
Pleasant Hill, California

$91,339 to $111,023
(plus a generous benefits package)

The Contra Costa County Library in Northern California is recruiting creative, enthusiastic and innovative leaders to fill a vacant Deputy County Librarian: Public Services position. This position is one of three Deputy County Librarian positions and will report to the County Librarian.

The Position:
Serves as a member of the Library’s Executive Management Team; Oversees the operation of over a dozen community libraries, as well as major functions of the library such as reading and literacy or lifelong learning, through subordinate supervisors; Prepares and presents budgets; Provides leadership in the assessment of library and community needs and interests; Plans, develops and evaluates service needs and related methods of delivery; Resolves issues of concern to the public and staff; Creates and maintains relationships with cities, schools and community based organizations to effectively plan resource needs and uses; Participates in planning new and expanded facilities; Guides the implementation of the strategic plan; Represents the County Library at Library Commission, community, governmental, professional and other meetings; Analyzes staffing requirements and recruits, interviews and hires library staff; Establishes performance indicators, and prepares and utilizes a variety of complex records and reports pertinent to library operations; Develops and presents recommendations on the formulation of library policy and practices; Provides leadership in promoting staff development, training and mentoring; Functions as the library’s project manager for special projects.

Minimum Qualifications:
Requires possession of a Master of Library Science degree from a school of Librarianship accredited by the American Library Association, and four (4) years of full-time or its equivalent professional experience in a public library, at least three (3) years of which must have been as manager of a major library program or division and included the supervision of professional librarians.

How to Apply:
To be considered in the first round of interviews, a completed Contra Costa County application and supplemental questionnaire must be received or postmarked by Friday, January 8, 2010. The application filing period is open until filled. An application and supplemental questionnaire may be obtained by calling the Human Resources Department at (925) 335-1701. You may also apply online at

Anne Cain, County Librarian
Contra Costa County Library
(925) 646-6423
(925) 646-6461 FAX

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Research and Instructional Technology Librarian

Position: Research & Instructional Technology Librarian
School: College of Law Library
City: Miami, Florida
Salary: $52,000 - $62,000
Position No : 33357
Status: full time
Posted: 12/18/09
Deadline: 01/08/2010

Florida International University College of Law Library is seeking a dynamic, forward thinking individual to fill this position, who has an interest in advancing the use of educational technology in both the faculty’s scholarly pursuits and the classroom setting. For the complete position profile and instructions on how to apply please visit:
Only complete applications are guaranteed to be reviewed.
For additional information call 305-348-8019.

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

Chief Executive Officer -Tulsa (OK) City-County Library

Grow with Us – In the No. 1 Place to live in the U.S. – Tulsa! The Tulsa City-County Library Commission seeks a new Chief Executive Officer to lead efforts to build on its solid foundation of being a top library program. Work with the Library Commission to determine the strategic direction and policies for the library; develop and maintain a communications strategy locally and nationally; serve as chief library spokesperson with the media and public; develop and implement plans for new library facilities, services, and programs; advise Tulsa Library Trust Board and Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries; raise funds, develop and maintain donor relations to enrich library services. The challenges are exciting and the opportunities are endless! See for the complete job description.

The Tulsa City-County Library System is an independent library district with a permanent tax rate exclusively dedicated to public library services. Governed by an 11-member, appointed Board of Commissioners, the system is a dynamic library system serving the 585,068 residents of Tulsa County in the middle of “Green Country” in Northeastern Oklahoma. Library staff (269.5 FTEs) utilize a budget of $25.8 million to operate 25 locations and an active bookmobile serving an increasingly diverse area—recently named a Five-Star Library by Library Journal, the system celebrated a record 5.2 million circulation, as well as increases in foot-traffic. TCCL also boasts a well-supported Tulsa Library Trust and active Friends groups.

Tulsa boasts a widely diversified business base and is one of "America's Most Livable Communities" and recently ranked (by Relocate America) as the “No.1 Place to Live.” Known as a mecca for arts in Oklahoma, art deco masterpieces abound in many of its downtown buildings and Tulsa's rich cultural legacy—ballet, opera, symphony, museums—its outstanding higher education facilities and recreational amenities help it earn these accolades and greatly enhance the area’s quality of life. Additional information on the Tulsa City-County Library System and the community can be found at:

Minimum requirements: an MLS from an ALA-accredited program; ten years of progressively responsible public library experience with a minimum of five years of executive level administrative experience in a multi-branch urban or suburban system. Advanced management training (MPA, MBA or similar degree), proven experience reporting to a policy-making board, and success in collaborating with county or municipal officials are highly desirable. Essential skills include: excellent internal and external communication skills that inspire and motivate; the ability to develop and implement a shared vision of innovative library service for the System; skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the Library Commission, staff and with community leaders; experience in strategic planning, facilities and space planning, fiscal management, library technology, fund development, and working with library trusts and foundations.

Compensation: The salary range is $130,000-150,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information: Contact Dan Bradbury, or at 816-531-2468. To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume as Word attachments via email. This position will close February 14, 2010.

Tulsa City-County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Senior Librarian/Assistant Two positions

ANN#: B85-49

APPLY ON-LINE ONLY with attached Cover Letter and Resume Apply at

Position will work some evenings and weekends.

The Fort Worth Library system is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Senior Librarian. This position reports to a unit manager and is responsible for supporting the unit’s ongoing operations, including training, supervising and evaluating staff; project management; making recommendations on budget items; collection development; providing information services to the public; and developing innovative approaches to delivering superior customer service.

2nd Announcement
ANN#: B85-50

APPLY ON-LINE ONLY with attached Cover Letter and Resume Apply at

This position will work 40 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends.

The Fort Worth Library system is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Senior Librarian to serve as Assistant Supervisor at the Central Library. This position reports to the unit manager and is responsible for supporting the unit’s ongoing operations, including training, supervising and evaluating staff; project management; collection development; providing information services to the public; and developing innovative approaches to delivering superior customer service.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Reference and Instruction Librarian (50% time position)

Reference and Instruction Librarian (50% time position)
Thomas J. Long Business Library
University of California, Berkeley

Hiring Range: Assistant Librarian I - Associate Librarian IV
$1923.50 - $2354 per month, depending upon qualifications
This is a one-year temporary, half-time position available starting January 2010.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premiere public universities that serves 23,000 undergraduates, 9,000 graduate students and 1500 faculty.

The Thomas J. Long Business Library is one of over 20 subject specialty libraries on the Berkeley campus. The Long Library is located in the Haas School of Business, but reports to the University Library. Its mission is to serve the information needs of over 2,000 students, faculty, and staff in the Haas School as well as other campus departments needing business information. The Long Library has over 160,000 print volumes, 1.4 million microforms, and thousands of serials in print and electronic formats. In addition, a large digital library of business information is provided through links on the library’s homepage. The staff consists of 2 FTE librarians, 1.8 library assistants, and 10-12 student library employees. More information about the Long Library is available at


This half-time position reports to the Acting Head of the Long Business Library. The Reference and Instruction Librarian will:

- Provides reference and instruction services for students and faculty in the Haas School of Business.
- Develops course guides for undergraduate and MBA courses.
- Participates in collection development activities of the library, including selection of print and digital resources.



-MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent.
-Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Willingness to work in a team environment under the direction of the acting head librarian.
-Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.


- Experience creating instructional and information materials.
- Experience teaching library instruction classes in an academic environment.
- Familiarity with business databases, including numerical products such as Datastream, SDC Platinum, WRDS, etc.
- Evidence of or potential for professional contributions beyond the primary job, such as publications, leadership in University and professional organizations, and other research and creative activity.

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by January 8, 2010.

Applicants should apply in writing, including with their letter a complete statement of qualifications, a full resume of their education and relevant experience, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position. Send applications to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Or Fax: 510-642-8675
Or Email:

Applications received via email preferred.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

For complete information, please visit

Film and Media Archivist

The Special Collections of Washington University Libraries in St. Louis is seeking a talented, dynamic, flexible, service-oriented individual to serve as Film and Media Archivist. The Special Collections Department is made up of 5 units (Rare Books, Manuscripts, University Archives, Modern Graphic History Library, and the Film and Media Archive). Under the direction of the Head of Special Collections, the successful candidate oversees the operations of a major civil rights and democracy film documentary collection built around the archive of Henry Hampton’s Blackside, Inc. With the Head of Special Collections, the Archivist plans for the maintenance, processing, preservation, and digitization of the collections and for the addition of new collections. The Archivist also works with the Head and with an Advisory Board on public programs, collaborative opportunities, and other outreach efforts.

Responsibilities: The Film and Media Archivist is responsible for building, promoting, and administering the documentary film and media archive, which encompasses film, videotapes, audiotapes, and associated documents relating to social justice and democracy in the United States, and locally produced documentary work. With the Head of Special Collections, the archivist will plan for the maintenance of the collection and for the addition of new collections. Responsibilities include: overseeing the processing of all materials housed in the archive; overseeing physical care and conservation of the collections; overseeing an active digitization program; working with faculty, the Head, and an advisory group on collection development; working with researchers and production entities; overseeing unit budget; participating in seeking external funding. Also responsible for overseeing an active outreach program, including promoting the use of the collection in teaching and research, activeal staff and 2 archives assistants.

Education qualifications: A Master’s degree is required, either MLS from an ALA accredited school or MA public programming, and web access as appropriate. Supervises 2 FTE profession in relevant field such as archival studies, political science, American history, or film studies; prefer both degrees. Knowledge of the production process, materials and documentation, formats and equipment is a necessity. Knowledge of archival and preservation practices for film and other media formats; familiarity with current digitization practices; familiarity with film/media copyright issues preferred.

Experience: Minimum of 2 years experience working in a film or media archive. Experience with production materials required; supervisory experience required; collection development experience with film archives preferred.

To apply for this position visit the Washington University Human Resources website at Review of applications will begin after January 1 and position will remain open until filled.

For more information about the libraries, visit

Employment eligibility verification required upon hire. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Director, Wittcliff Collections

Job Description: Texas State University-San Marcos invites applications for the position of Director for The Wittliff Collections, Albert B. Alkek Library. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, University Library, the Director will provide overall leadership and management for the Collections primary components: the Southwestern Writers Collection, the Southwestern and Mexican Photography Collection, and other special collections.

Required Qualifications: A Master's degree in a discipline relevant to The Collection's mission; a record of progressively responsible related experience; demonstrated leadership and managerial skills; a capacity for developing and sustaining relationships within the university and with a wide range of external constituencies; a talent and enthusiasm for outreach and fundraising; public speaking and writing abilities; a record of professional activity and the ability to work under pressure. The position presupposes a passion for the Wittliff's mission and the primacy of its collections, with a broad, informed appreciation of art, enthusiasm for and effectiveness at cultivating donors, collectors, and other supporters, excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and direct a highly skilled staff in a collegial environment, and experience setting rigorous standards and inspiring others to achieve them.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of Southwestern literature, Southwestern and Mexican photography, and the arts of the region; successful fundraising and grant-writing experience; knowledge of Spanish; publication/editorial experience.

Additional Information for Applicants: Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include monthly contribution to health insurance/benefits package and retirement program. No state or local income tax.

Background Check: Employment with Texas State University-San Marcos is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check.

For more info and to apply visit

The Wittliff Collections is comprised of The Southwestern Writers Collection which preserves and exhibits the personal papers and memorabilia of the region's leading writers, filmmakers, and musicians, and The Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection, a photo archive and creative center devoted to the visual culture of Mexico and the southwestern United States,

The Albert B. Alkek Library provides high quality library services and information in various formats in support of the university's teaching and research programs. Learn more about the Alkek Library through its website at

Texas State's 30,816 students choose from 100 bachelor's, 88 master's and eight doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science, University College and the Graduate College.

Since 2005, Texas State has also offered bachelor's and graduate-level courses in Round Rock, Texas, at our Round Rock Higher Education Center (RRHEC) campus, located north of Austin. More than 1,500 students are enrolled at the RRHEC.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Texas State University-San Marcos is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University-San Marcos is an EOE.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Director of Library Services

Gloucester County, Virginia is seeking a dynamic team orientated leader with excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Gloucester County is centrally located on the Eastern Seaboard with easy access to the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia’s Historic Triangle, and major cities, yet abounds with small town charm and hospitality, while offering a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities. Our library system, an integral part of our rural community, serves an estimated population of 36,000 with a staff of 33 (including volunteers), collection of 99,000 items, and circulation of 227,000 in 3 locations (modern 24,000 sq. ft. main branch, satellite branch, and bookmobile). Director plans and directs all phases of library operation for the County, and serves as the County’s records manager. Work involves community relations, financial activities, staffing, program development, strategic planning, and grant administration. Qualifications: Requires MLS from ALA-accredited school; intermediate computer skills; and valid Virginia driver’s license. Also requires 6 to 8 years of progressively responsible public library experience including 3 years in a supervisory or management position; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Salary Range: $53,788 -$80,682. Excellent benefits package. To Apply: Submit Gloucester County application w/cover letter and resume by 4:30 pm, January 14, 2010 to Human Resources Department. Download application from our website, or contact the Gloucester County HR Dept., 6467 Main St., Gloucester, VA 23061; phone (804)693-5690. EOE M/F/D.

Electronics Records Archivist

Position Title: Electronic Records Archivist

Wisconsin Historical Society: The Library-Archives Division of the Wisconsin Historical Society, located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, holds a premier research collection on North American history, with library holdings of three million items and archival holdings of over 100,000 cubic feet, plus a variety of formats and media

Job Duties: The Electronic Records Archivist works with other public records staff in a major program designed to manage public records in digital format. It supports the work of the State Archives by guiding efforts to acquire, preserve, and make accessible electronic records and other information systems from Wisconsin state and local governments and by providing direct assistance to state agency personnel in the area of managing electronic records and access systems

The ideal applicant will have a broad knowledge of archival or records management standards, methods, theory, and practice; knowledge of electronic records concepts and processes; knowledge of developing trends and standards for government records and publications information architecture; and, knowledge of metadata standards, XML, database platforms, and programming languages.

How to apply: For more information on the job duties and how to apply, please go to our website at:

Deadline to Apply: Completed applications materials must be received by 4 pm on Friday, January 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dean of library Services

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth ( invites applications and nominations for the role of Dean of Library Services. The Dean will plan and develop library and information resource programs, systems, services, and infrastructure that support the University’s growing research agenda and its plans to transition its Carnegie classification from Masters/L to Doctoral/Research. S/he will be responsible for developing a critical university resource, building a collegial and collaborative working environment that is responsive to the needs of both students and faculty, and guiding a $40 million library renovation project from the conclusion of design development through a planned two-year construction. The Dean reports to the Provost and will serve as a senior member of the Provost’s management team.

Located in the heart of the picturesque south coast of Massachusetts, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence, and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. As one of the five campuses of the University of Massachusetts system, UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social, and cultural well being of its region. It has an enrollment of over 9,000 students in 38 undergraduate and 33 graduate programs, including 7 at the Ph.D. level.

The Dean of Library Services will bring an understanding of and ability to articulate a well-founded vision for a 21st century research university library and evidence of substantial leadership and achievement within a higher education library. The Dean will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public. An MLS from an ALA accredited institution is required, along with five years of progressively responsible higher education library administrative experience. A doctorate or second graduate degree is preferred, as is senior administrative experience at an ARL library.

Screening of applications will begin in January 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed with a cover letter in confidence to:

Alan Wichlei, Vice President and Director
Beverly Brady, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
334 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Please visit if you are interested in completing the OE/AAE form.

University Librarian

The University of San Diego (USD), a private Roman Catholic institution based on a beautiful campus in San Diego, California, seeks an experienced library administrator to serve as University Librarian (UL). Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the UL serves as a member of the USD faculty and oversees all operations for the Helen K. and James S. Copley Library. The successful candidate will lead the Copley Library to become a more effective, technologically innovative resource working in support of the academic mission of the university’s students and faculty.

Since 1952, USD has strived to provide students with a high-quality academic experience inclusive of all faiths, rooted in the Catholic values of honesty, integrity, and service. Situated on a lush 180-acre campus known as Alcalá Park, on a hill with sweeping views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, USD encompasses the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Law, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, School of Nursing & Health Science, and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. The university enrolls 5111 undergraduate, 184 paralegal, 1461 graduate, and 1112 law students in more than sixty degree programs led by 381 full-time and 427 part-time faculty members. Under the leadership of President Mary Lyons, USD has made significant advances in both its academic and financial strength and is poised to reach a new tier of excellence. For more information about USD, please see

USD’s main library is the Helen K. and James S. Copley Library, which houses more than 500,000 books and bound periodicals and holds subscriptions to 2,500 journals and a wide range of media and digital resources. The UL seeks the advice of the Faculty Library Committee and works in close cooperation with the Chief Information Officer of USD and with the Director of the Pardee Legal Research Center, which is the primary library for the School of Law. In addition to housing collections, the Copley Library provides a wide range of services to the USD community, including study space, meeting facilities, co-curricular programming, computer labs, and other resources. USD also participates in local and national library consortia, including the San Diego Library Circuit Consortium, the Catholic Research Resource Alliance, and the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium.

The successful candidate will be only the third University Librarian in USD’s history, and will have an outstanding opportunity to take the University into a new era. This position requires an experienced library administrator with a strong understanding of the evolving role of university libraries in the 21st century and a clear compelling vision for how Copley Library can more effectively serve faculty and students working across the university and beyond. The UL must have a Masters of Science in Library and Information Science or its equivalent and hold a second advanced degree before consideration for tenure. Other required qualifications include a history of decisive and innovative leadership, including managing and developing human, financial, and physical resources; an understanding of technology applications and their ability to support, enhance or replace traditional library services; the ability to be an effective spokesperson for Copley Library and USD, and outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

All correspondence, including applications, nominations, and general inquiries, should be e-mailed to the attention of Beverly Brady and David Bellshaw at E-mail correspondence is strongly encouraged. Applications should include a letter of interest, CV or resumé, and a separate list of references. All correspondence will be held in strict confidence.

Beverly Brady and David Bellshaw
Isaacson, Miller
649 Mission Street, Suite 500
San Francisco CA 94105
Phone: 415.655.4900
Fax: 415.655.4905

** The University of the San Diego is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to non-discrimination. **

Outreach Librarian

Loyola Marymount University seeks an Outreach Librarian. This position will promote the library's services, collections, and events to LMU students, faculty and staff. Primary duties include:

• Coordinate event planning and publicity for the library and oversee its publications program.
• Serve as liaison to other campus units planning events and tours, such as new student orientation.
• Work with the library's administration and director of development on donor events.
• Chair the library programming committee.
• Develop a comprehensive plan for library marketing and promotion, including all print publications, such as brochures.
• Coordinate online publicity with the library's Web Team.

Loyola Marymount University shares in a rich intellectual heritage fostered by the Jesuit and Marymount educational traditions and founded on social justice and ethical values. Governed by an independent Board of Trustees, LMU cherishes its Catholic identity while at the same time welcoming people from diverse social, religious, and cultural backgrounds. LMU is in Los Angeles, yet near the Pacific Ocean, offering a dynamic cultural environment. LMU is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions. It serves over 5,400 undergraduates and over 2,500 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, and Law. The university recently opened the William H. Hannon Library in August 2009.

We seek candidates who typically a Master's degree in library science from an A.L.A. accredited program and/or other related graduate degree. Minimum one year of professionally responsible experience in non-profit public relations, public programs, marketing, or library public service. Experience in fundraising or non-profit development preferred. Grant-writing experience preferred.

For additional details regarding this position, please visit our website. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Interested candidates must apply online at (Reference #010-199).

Equal Opportunity Employer